Monday, August 30, 2010

Introducing singer/songwriter Alyssa Bernal.


When multiplatinum artist and producer Pharrell Williams is so anxious to get in touch with someone that he contacts their high school to try and track them down, you know that there is something special happening. When that happened to singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Alyssa Bernal, the teenager was shocked. “They didn’t know who Pharrell was! They just thought it was some shady guy trying to get a hold of me,” laughs Alyssa. Her mother finally spotted his MySpace message and 24 hours later, she and Alyssa were on a plane from their home in San Antonio, TX to meet Pharrell and Interscope Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine in Los Angeles. "Finding a new talent like Alyssa is so exciting to me,” says Pharrell. “There are a lot of young singers out there who can carry a tune, but Alyssa is the real deal. She is a true musician with an incredible voice."


Once signed to Star Trak, Alyssa met with her dream producer, Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, Train). Terefe's schedule was fully booked for the next few months, but after an hour-long meeting with the young singer, he agreed to work with her - starting immediately. Alyssa and her mother moved to London for seven weeks to record her debut album, In Love Again For The First Time. Terefe helped develop Alyssa’s naturally sunny sound, enlivening her pop sensibility with notes of funk and soul. First single "Cali Cali Cali" is available on iTunes now, and is the perfect example of Alyssa's sunny yet substantive style. Visit AlyssaBernal.com to watch her DIY video of the track and stay tuned to the site for updates on her debut!

American Fortunes Clothing Fall 2010 Lookbook.


American Fortunes Clothing is presenting its debut Fall 2010 collection which you can check out in this post. The up and coming brand is celebrating the release for a limited time by giving shoppers the chance to earn a special discount on their first purchase. To receive this promotional offer visit their Facebook  and "like" the page to reveal the discount.




The brand which started up out of Los Angeles has combined their love of music, tattoos, and fashion to create a unique number of styles for the fall. American Fortunes Clothing is also working closely with a  professional tattoo artists and musicians to create a limited number of shirts and accessories for the Winter 2010 collection -- so keep your eyes open!


You can purchase from the collection at www.AmericanFortunesClothing.com.

Sons of Sylvia/Carrie Underwood Los Angeles flyaway sweepstakes.


Sons of Sylvia want to send two lucky fans to their concert with Carrie Underwood in Los Angeles this October. Visit SonsofSylvia.com/Sweepstakes to enter the flyaway contest, which includes airfare, hotel, and two tickets to their October 2nd show at the legendary Hollywood Bowl.

 Log in via Facebook, MySpace or Twitter to get started - as Sons of Sylvia ask in their single "Love Left to Lose," whatcha waiting for? The band's debut album Revelation is available now, in stores and on iTunes.

Sneak peek of Old Navy's Fall 2010 essentials.

Check out a little sneak peek of a few of Old Navy's fall 2010 essentials. Old Navy is offering all the must-haves for the upcoming season. Including jet sweaters, cardigans, vests, prep coats, cardi cocktail cardigans, citizen cargos and more.  The prices range from about $30 - $60, so you can see that they are reasonably affordable.

Brendan James music video & tweet to win contest!


Singer/songwriter Brendan James is making waves with his newest single "The Fall," and now he has a music video to go along with it. After releasing his debut album The Day is Brave in 2008, Brendan signed with Universal/Decca Records. Now he is preparing to release his self-titled sophomore album on September 7th.

Brendan's album is available for pre-order now on iTunes, but until then he is offering a free download of song "Stupid For Your Love" on his website, at BrendanJames.com/FreeDownload. Stay tuned to the site for all the latest updates.

And that's not all - he is giving fans the opportunity to win tickets to his shows from September 7th through October 1st. Log in to Twitter at BrendanJamesLive.PromoJam.com to see the dates and tweet for a chance to win tickets. Winners will be chosen on September 6th.

Check out the tour dates below!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Taylor Momsen poses for Sugar magazine.



The Pretty Reckless lead singer, Taylor Momsen is looking gorgeous on the October cover of Sugar magazine. The actress/singer ditcher her normal over-the-top eyeliner looks, but I don't think we'll be seeing this Taylor anytime soon. Check out a the scans below(click to enlarge), as well as a few quotes from the magazine.




Question: What exactly are you insecure about?
Taylor: "I'm a f**king teenager - I'm insecure about everything!"

Question: And what about your reputation for being 'angsty'. Is that fair?
Taylor: "Of course it's justified! I'm angsty as sh*t. I'm a teenage girl in a rock band - what do you expect? [Laughs] But it's not like I'm mean,  I just don't give a f**k what people think.  I don't think I'm different from other teens, its just people talk about me more."

Question: What do you think of reality stars who make music?
Taylor: "When I was nine I wrote a song called Blackout. And I think that Heidi Montag just sang a song that a nine-year old wrote. So thats what I think about that."

Tamar Kaprelian says hello from NYC.


Singer/songwriter Tamar Kaprelian is in New York City this week promoting the release of her debut album, Sinner or a Saint. Tamar took to her Facebook page to say hello to her fans before her in store performance at Scoop NYC and her show at the Living Room tomorrow night.

Be sure to tune into Tamar's myYearbook.com live chat at 5pm EST on Saturday (today!) and pick up a copy of Sinner or a Saint on iTunes.

Banish deodorant stains, eliminate panty lines and more with Miss Oops.



From banishing deodorant stains and eliminating panty lines to boosting busts and camouflaging cracks, Miss Oops is your go to brand to solve all beauty and fashion faux pas. Miss Oops takes care of all those petty problems that women have to deal with!

Did you know? According to CVENT, 45% of women end up with deodorant stains on their clothing when getting dressed.
MISS OOPS RESCUE SPONGE ($10) Do you deal with deodorant marks on your clothes? Or even make-up stains? Not a problem when you have Miss Oops rescue sponges. This does NOT require wetting your clothes -- you simply rub the dry sponge against the spot and watch it disappear before your eyes. The patent-pending sponge comes two to a pack and are reusable. Safe to use on all fabrics.


Did you know? According to CVENT, 56% of women avoid wearing certain style of shirts because they fear their cleavage shows too much.

MISS OOPS BOOB TUBES ($25) Is your plunging V-neck revealing a little too much at the office? Just reach for the Miss Oops Boob Tube! Made of a 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex blend, this modern day bandeau gives you just the right amount of coverage without the added bulk of another layer.

Did you know? According to CVENT, 46% of women find wearing a thong uncomfortable.


MISS OOPS JAKS ($38) Jaks is a must-have, especially for women who often wear low-rise jeans. Jaks is worn over jeans and under tops—working like a shirt extender. It appears to be a lace camisole layered underneath your shirt- but actually, Jaks is the latest fashion weapon used to cover up butt-crack and muffin tops.

Check out these products and more at MissOops.com.

Good Charlotte release "Like It's Her Birthday" on iTunes.


Good Charlotte's new single, "Like It's Her Birthday," is available on iTunes now. The guys also took the time to record a video message for their fans to announce the release and share how excited they are that the song is out -- plus you see Joel's adorable daughter Harlow sneak in the video.

"Like It's Her Birthday" will appear on Good Charlotte's fifth studio album, Cardiology, due out October 26th on Capitol Records.

Taylor Swift official music video for "Mine."



Check out Taylor Swift's adorable music video for her single "Mine." Love this girl!

Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charges.

Mugshot from 2007
Paris Hilton was arrested last night (Friday) and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for possession of cocaine, according to CBS news. She was in the passengers seat, when the car she was in got pulled over at 11:30 p.m. Friday for a routine traffic stop in front of the Wynn Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas).

Officers smelled marijuana, which prompted a further search -- resulting in the police discovering cocaine in Hilton's purse.

Paris was charged with possession of a controlled substance, the driver of the vehicle was arrested for DUI and drug possession. Of course though, Paris has already been booked and released.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Gossip Girl" heads to Paris this fall -- recreate the look with Express!



As the the hit television show "Gossip Girl" heads to Paris this fall -- you can re-create their looks by shopping at Express. The clothing store captures the Paris fashion feel by selling pieces including a Pearl and Gem Cuff, Faceted Stone Drop Earrings, and a Rhinestone Bib Necklace.

You can capture a bit of Blair Waldorf’s high style with sequin headbands and layered accessories. Whether you want to keep up with the Gossip Girl fashion or not -- these are must-haves for any fashionable women's wardrobe.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sons of Sylvia resuming tour with Carrie Underwood this fall!


Sons of Sylvia are getting ready for another round of touring with country singer Carrie Underwood. Part two of Carrie’s “Play On Tour” kicks off September 25th in Portland, OR and Sons of Sylvia are tagging along . Brothers Adam, Austin, Ashley saw the release of their album Revelation on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records this past April, as the album debuted at # 33 on the Billboard top 200 album chart and # 9 on Billboard’s Rock chart. You can grab it now on iTunes.

The first single off Revelation, “Love Left To Lose,” was co-written by brother Ashley and the band’s cousin and hit maker, Ryan Tedder of the band OneRepublic, is a top 40 hit at Hot AC radio. The video was shot by famed director Wayne Isham (Muse, Keith Urban). Watch it here, and visit SonsofSylvia.com for all the latest updates.

Check out the tour dates below!



Mascara picks for fall 2010.

No matter what season it is, the type of make-up you choose is always important. We have picked a list of the top 3 mascaras that are a must-have for your purse. There are different types to choose from -- each that can tailor to a certain look you are going  for.


1.) Maybelline Full 'N Soft mascara -- This mascara by Maybelline works extremely well and is highly recommended for the "natural" look you are going for. Not to say that it doesn't enhance your eyelashes, but it does so in a more natural, less-bold manner. Retail: $5.94

2.) Cover Girl Professional All-In-One mascara - I swear by this mascara! This is the one I personally use everyday. I have both this one and the waterproof version -- they both work beautifully. You can expect no clumps and a bold, long eyelashes look. This would be my favorite black mascara.  Retail: $4.99


3.) Almay Intense I-Color mascara - Almay has an array of great beauty products that are made to accentuate your personal eye color, and I am throughly impress with their Intense I-Color mascara, especially the brown colored one for blue eyes. You'll find that this mascara applies very easily, and again no clumping to worry about. Retail: $7.99

Kylie Minogue posts "Get Outta My Way" official remixes.


Kylie Minogue who has recently topped the Billboard Club chart with "All The Lovers", the first single from her album "Aphrodite"-- posted 3 official remixes for her next club smash "Get Outta My Way" on her YouTube channel. Check out the 7th Heaven remix in the video below, then give a listen to the Bimbo Jones mix, and the Kris Menace mix.


Which re-mix is your favorite? I'd have to recommend the 7th Heaven mix!

Wear bones as jewelry!



It'll only cost you about $10,500. Would you wear jewelry made out of bones? Atelier Minyon is offering them for their fall 2010 collection. The odd piece is known as The Bone Bracelet, and is covered in oxidized silver, 24-karat gold, rubies, diamonds as well as bones from an Opossum.

According to W magazine the designer, Alp Sagnak, was inspired to design the bracelet after a visit to Evolution which sells natural history collectibles. The bone bracelet --retailing for $10,500 is sold at Atelier Minyon, New York. While it may seem a little odd -- I actually think the piece of jewelry is not only unique but would be a fun piece to add to your jewelry box. However, I am not so certain I can afford that price tag!

Fantasia says "overdose" was no accident.

Image via Twitter

Just weeks after the former American Idol winner/singer Fantasia was in the hospital for overdosing on aspirin and a sleep aid-- she admits that it was no accident, according to PEOPLE.

"I didn't have any fight in me. I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out," Fantasia tells VH1 in a new Behind the Music interview, airing 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday, "At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that ****."

She reveals more saying "I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can't accidentally take a whole bottle of pills."

But what would make the hopeful and successful singer want to her end life? "I was tired of people doing me wrong, constantly, over and over again, dealing with my family – my father, dealing with men and their **** – I was tired," she explains. "My head was hurting me. I was over it."

There has to be a little more than meets the eye though. Obviously she has a lot going on as she is potentially being brought with a lawsuit by Paula Cook -- the wife of Antwaun Cook -- who the singer has had and is having an ongoing affair with.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sneak peek of new stuff from Taylor Swift.




Woo! Check out a sneak peek of Taylor Swift's music video for her latest single "Mine." The official music video will premiere Friday, August 27th 8:30 PM EST on MTV.com, CMT.com, and Vh1.com. The video fr her single looks adorable as usual -- and the song sounds great.

Oh how we love Taylor!

Interview with Runner Runner!


Today I got the chance to catch up with Nick, who is the guitarist of the band Runner Runner, and ask him a few questions. Check out the mini-Q&A session I had with Nick below:

Me: Hey Nick. What's up?
Nick:  We are driving to South Carolina, and are literally in the middle of nowhere. I am actually working on a song. I love writing and working on music. I'm thinking of naming the song "All I need" or "Here I am."

Me: Who writes your songs?
Nick:We all write, actually . We were all song writers in our previous bands. We all come up with ideas and figure out what is the best material to put out there.

Me: How did you come up with the name "Runner Runner"?
Nick: The name came from a poker term. It means against the odds, it means if you're behind in a hand of poker and you need the two perfect cards to win then you just got Runner Runner. We apply that to music because theres a lot of great songs and great artists and we really hope we can win against the odds.

Me: What's the biggest challenge of being in a band?
Nick: The biggest challenge is that I love surfing and i love the beach, and its really hard to be away from the beach. It's a scarifice worth making though.

Me: What's your personal favorite song off the album?
Nick: My personal favorite is "So Obvious". Its our first single and we are very happy about hearing it on the radio, its amazing. My close second favorite is life after you.

Me: How long have you guys been on tour?
Nick: We've been on four for may, and will be on Tour for rest of the year. We'll be performing with other acts such as with The Ready Set, Rocket to The Moon, David Archeluta.

Me: Which song is your favorite to perform?
Nick: Thats another reason "So Obvious" is my favorite song, its also my favorite to perform.

Me: Anything else you'd like to add?
Nick: Please check out our single "So Obvious" on iTunes and "Like us" on Facebook.com/RunnerRunner, we are on there everyday. And also please come see us live -- we'll be on tour forever.

The band is currently on tour and is preparing for the release of their self-titled debut album October 12th, 2010; while you're waiting make sure to check out their Myspace to see if they're playing in a city near you!

What to pair with your favorite leather jacket.



Leather jackets are an awesome must-have for fall 2010, they've been in and out for awhile now and are great for dressing up your different outfits. As with all fashion though -- it may become hard to come up with ideas of what to wear with your favorite leather jacket. I am a proud owner of my personal favorite brown leather jacket and dug through my closet to show you how I like to style mine. Hope this gives you some ideas!

Tank top wear:

The tank top with a leather jacket is an easily done look that is not only casual but looks great. When going the tank top route I'd recommend solid colors, and plain tank tops for a more casual look. The white is a classic look, but bright colors work great as well.

Girly-style:

If a leather jacket makes you feel too masculine you can get a little girly on it -- and the outcome is great. Here I just added a few shirts with sequins, and embellishments on it; while again it's not the most dressed up look it adds a cute, girly feel to it.

Dress it up:



If you really want to dress the leather up, then pair the jacket with your favorite dress. In my looks I went for a black strapless dress, as well as a strapless floral dress. In my personal opinion,  the strapless or tank dresses look best with a leather jacket.

 Tomboy/Laid back:



And lastly, if you are feeling more "tomboy" or even just laid-back then slip on just any ole' graphic tee or indie shirt under your jacket and you will get that look that you are going for. Also don't be afraid to bring out the rockstar in you with your leather jacket!

Runner Runner release tour montage video.


Runner Runner has released a video montage of the band on tour. Check out the video and watch the guys interact with fans, mess around backstage, enjoy a boat ride and more. The band is currently on tour with Secondhand Serenade and White Tie Affair. Make sure to check out their MySpace to see when they will be in a city near you.

Runner Runner is releasing their self-titled debut album on October 12th. You can go to www.helprunnerrunner.com, to get a free download of a b-side track titled "Dedicate" as well as stay in touch with what the guys are doing.

Piperlime launches "Style it your way" on their site.


Piperlime has partnered with Couturious.com to bring customers the Piperlime “Style it Your Way” feature, a unique and interactive, photo-realistic, 3D, virtual outfitting experience on piperlime.com. Shoppers can express their inner stylist by mixing and matching fall apparel and accessory favorites available at piperlime.com to create the perfect head-to-toe looks.

To kick off the new feature Piperlime will be presenting a “Style it Your Way” challenge. Through September 6, customers can show off their fashion sense by creating an outfit perfect for fall 2010. The top ten most popular outfits will be voted on by a team of Piperlime experts and one lucky winner will receive a $500 Piperlime gift card.

Check it out at http://piperlime.com

Behind the scenes of Taylor Momsen's "Spin" photoshoot.


Get a behind the scenes look at Taylor Momsen's recent photo shoot and interview with Spin. Watch her talk about how she takes her "girly meets tough stuff" style to the next level on stage and how it relates to her music.

The Pretty Reckless' debut album Light Me Up is due out later this year in the US on Interscope Records.

EXPRESS LAUNCHES IPHONE APP.


Now you can experience EXPLIFE—where fashion is social and style is life—with a cutting-edge Mobile App from Express. The app gives users VIP access to exclusive event footage and music videos, as well as new arrivals, products promotions and the latest news from the brand’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The EXPRESS Mobile App features:

§ Express Perks: The first retailer to offer geo-fencing—location-specific promotions—Express brings you secret sales and offerings wherever you are.
§ Social Media Shopping: Share finds with friends via Twitter and Facebook for instant feedback.
§ Dynamic Apps: See a different home page each time you log in, with new with trends, interests and activities.
§ Contests: Enter EXPRESS-sponsored giveaways available exclusively on the application.

N.E.R.D GIVING AWAY FREE DOWNLOAD OF "HOT-N-FUN" FEAT. NELLY FURTADO



N.E.R.D is giving away a free download of their song “Hot-N-Fun” featuring Nelly Furtado on MySpace. Better head over there soon, the free download won't be there for long.

HAIRSPRAY SO ORGANIC YOU CAN EAT IT?!


Check out this delicious organic hair spray from Intelligent Nutrients which is completely non-toxic and safe. The $29 hairspray is made with nutritious food ingredients for superior performance. It is also free of plastics, parabens, and petro-chemicals as well as safe for color-treated hair.

You can buy the hairspray at Lock & Mane and check out their video here which proves how organic it is by enjoying themselves a hairspray cocktail.

Maroon 5 launch Myspace karaoke contest and more!


 Maroon 5 have just launched two new contests for their fans. The band's MySpace karaoke contest lets fans submit their own rendition of "Misery" and even sing along with Adam Levine. The best entry will get the VIP treatment backstage at one of Maroon 5's upcoming shows this fall. Additionally, there is a tweet-to-win promotion for a limited edition Hands All Over 3D box set as well as a new iPad loaded with exclusive Maroon 5 content.

Their album Hands All Over is available for preorder on iTunes and Maroon5.com now.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BENNY MARCHANT PREMIERES "CONVERSATIONS MISSED" MUSIC VIDEO.


Today is the official premiere on Windows Media Guide of Benny Marchant's debut music video, "Conversations Missed." The video is a simple yet fun one -- full of lights! The song is on Marchant's debut album produced by Grammy winner Joe Chicarelli (Radiohead, White Stripes, Counting Crows), which is expected to be released late summer 2010

After you check out the video you can get a free download of the song at alternativeaddiction.com. Also check out his official website www.officialbennymarchant.com to get the latest updates and news.

TREND ALERT: DOLMAN TEES.

Laced Top $49.90
This is definitely a trend we can agree with! Dolman tees which feature a draped sleeve and breezy sillhouette-- are perfect in creating a bohemian chic look. Whether you dress it up with your favorite skinny jeans or go for the beachy look with a pair of shorts; its one look that is easy and flattering to do.

Butterfly Top $34.90
Our favorite go-to place for this sexy trend is Express! They offer a variety of dolman tees fit to every girls personality. From different prints, colors, and styles there is no room to be disappointed. Check it out for yourself.

Double V Sweater $29.90