This is the new Jessie Ware video for Sweet Talk. It is literally the cutest video I have ever seen, guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
So I went to see Jessie Ware in The Sugar Club in Dublin last Monday and I’m just obsessed. It was the first date of her solo tour so it was really special for her as well as us- she seemed genuinely overwhelmed at the fact we were there to see her and that we actually knew the words to her songs, which made me love her even more. There were even a few technical glitches with sound and microphones etc, but that just added to it.
She looked incredible as well, I absolutely love her style. Known for her trademark up-do and huge earrings combo, she was also wearing these amazing high-waisted, black velvet trousers with a cropped black polar-neck, cropped jacket and chunky black heels. Her look was such a perfect combination of 90’s grunge with a feminine twist, and I loved it so much that when I got home I tore my wardrobe apart looking for a grey, long sleeved polar-neck which I bought last winter but never really wore, and I haven’t had it off me since!
Her voice was so soulful and incredibly powerful, something which I actually don’t think comes across to the same extent on her records- you just have to see her live… She chatted between nearly every song, making the gig so intimate and relaxed; a perfect match to the cabaret-club style venue which had lots of cute tables and candles dotted all over the place. To top it all off she even hung around after to get photos and sign autographs, and this is when I discovered I’d found my hair twin. We could definitely be friends I think!
And for any of you who don’t know her music, watch these videos and you will be converted… She’s going to be huge.
Just booked tickets to the Sonar Festival in Barcelona in mid-June and Lana del Rey is headlining one of the nights! Am a bit obsessed with her style at the moment, so thought I’d share a few images which caught my eye.
She was in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge a few weeks ago and she was great, despite all the bad press about her live. She seemed like a normal human being too- the interview by Fearne Cotton was brilliant, especially compared to a lot of the other ones I’ve heard where she seems to be in a world of her own…
Can’t wait to see what she looks like in person! Well…from a few thousand people away, but still.
Just happened to catch an old re- run of Razorlight on Later with Jools Holland way back in 2006 and it totally took me back to my early teens when I had a crush on Johnny Borrell and was in the midst of an obsession over skinny jeans and indie boys! *
I’d forgotten that he was actually quite a stylish man- pioneering that sweaty rock ‘n’ roll style through white drainpipes and lots of skin-tight, v-neck T-shirts…
Went to see California based, all-girl indie band, the Dum Dum Girls last night, and I couldn’t help but be distracted by their 80’s grunge-inspired, all-black attire which made me want to throw out any coloured item of clothing I own. The four members decked out in lace, latex and American Apparel-style dresses had such a strong stage impact; complimenting the straight-up, down to business performance. The look was finished off by full, blunt fringes and red lipstick all round. Luckily, their music managed to match up to their style- check out their (slightly more colourful) music video for a taste of the indie take on girl power.
Can’t get enough of Van She. I’ve been missing out the past year! Check out ‘Changes’.
Really have a thing for the jackets they wear in a promo shot for their ‘V’ album too. ‘Born in the USA’ has been having a bit of a moment (check out Karlie Kloss shot by Alisdair McLellan in Vogue – May 2010). Give me a varsity jacket or a red, blue and white print any day though and I’m hooked.