Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rising Star Marialana Launches Official Website

Upcoming Pop and R&B singer Marialana is quickly making a name for herself in the tough music industry with her incredible natural talent and unrelenting ambition. As her career continues to take off, Marialana has now launched her official website!

With a powerful singing voice that puts her in the ranks of superstars such as Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey, Marialana is able to sing with strength while maintaining a beautiful tone, setting her apart from other artists. Meeting the demand of her ever-growing fan base, Marialana has now launched her official website, giving fans and critics a chance to get to know this unique artist more.

With nothing but potential in front of her, Marialana consistently proves her ability and establishing herself as a serious artist. Be sure to check out her newly launched official website!

To find out what Marialana is up to check out the following sites!:

Get the Look:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Janet vs. PETA

PETA is not happy with Janet Jackson.

She is coming out with a luxury Mink collection with Blackglama. “The art of fashion is one of my great passions. I’ve worked for years to bring a collection into the world. Partnering with Blackglama is very exciting,” say Jackson.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lady Gaga's Hairy Outfit

Lady Gaga recently was spotted in London wearing an outfit made out of human hair! This outfit was by Charlie Le Mindu. You can see some photos from his most recent runway show here!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Band Promotion

Getting the word out about shows is rough. I've attended many a show of a great band to an empty room. If you have an early time slot, it is especially difficult to get people to your shows. Band promotion is no easy game even if you are awesome. Here are some band promotion tips I have picked up from my years of working in music merchandising:

1. Have great merch!
Coming from a music merchandise world influenced fashion blog of course you are going to hear this. Trust me, you will sell more merch if you are in tune with your audience. For instance, do some research on the shirt styles, colors, and designs that your audience would like. Focus group maybe? I've seen many a great band have trouble selling merch to their fans who desperately want to support the band but HATE the merch. Example: Don't have all your shirts be heavy duty thick old style tshirts if your fans would normally wear thin fitted shirts like American Apparel styles. The more merch you sell, the more people will see your name when your fans sport your merch. Clever merch items like necklaces, sunglasses, etc also can sell amazingly if you are in tune with your audience's taste!

NOW on to the free stuff:

2. Get your music on Pandora!
Yes, even unsigned bands can get their music on Pandora if they play their cards right. I'm not saying it's easy but it can be done. The exciting news is that it is FREE to submit your music to Pandora. Your music must be available on Amazon though. So get cracking with getting that done. Once you have your music on Amazon you can submit it to Pandora. Once your music is on Pandora you will be heard by countless new music fans so at least give it a try. You can submit HERE.

3. Promote Your Shows!
I'm going to make this really easy for you! I know it's hard to get people to your shows. You are probably posting the flyers to your next show everywhere as I type this. I'm going to save you some time with this process. Post your flyers on Peel Post, a great FREE band promotion website. This site allows you to get the word out about your shows. You just have to post your flyer once and then with the click of your mouse you can share your show information on over 300 sites without having to repost over and over again.

Oli Sykes Clothing Line Drop Dead

If you are a fan of the British metalcore band Bring me the Horizon, then you need to check out Drop Dead. Oli Sykes launched this line of clothing. Unfortunately, if you don't live in London you won't find a store near you. However, you can check out the store online here.

P.S. You will heart the look book at i heart drop dead.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Own Blondie's Clothes!!

You can buy some vintage clothing items from Debbie Harry's closet. They aren't cheap, but if you are a Blondie fan this is pretty exciting. Plus, part of the proceeds with go to Harry's charity Riverkeeper.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

So You Wanna Be On Top?

There is a lot of conflicting advice out there when it comes to modeling. Depending on the background of the person giving the advice, a model is expected to be anything from a muse to a canvas to a coat hanger to a performer. While the diplomatic response may be that a supermodel is a bit of all of those things, the truth is that do-it-all supermodels are a thing of the past and a scattered focus can prevent a young model from achieving their goals in the fashion industry.

According to Naomi Julia, modeling expert and contributor to the popular modeling industry blog "Modeling Industry Worldwide", striking that delicate balance and standing out among other canvasses is a matter of education and experience. “Photogenic girls that want to become famous are a dime a dozen. However, ones that understand modeling as a craft and a business and are motivated to pursue a career are much harder to find.”

Too much performance and a model runs the risk of becoming a runway liability, too much empty coat hanger and they’ll have difficulty booking a commercial or carrying on a conversation, too much “muse” and they may offend a designer rather than inspire. Being a model is, first and foremost, about being a canvas upon which a designer can express their vision, the rest is just the icing on the cake.

“The more immersed a model is in the world of fashion, the more information they have and the stronger their opinions will become. Personalities and opinions can be great assets for a model trying to get ahead in business, however they always have to be careful not to cross any lines, some of which are so thin they’re almost invisible,” says Julia. “Tact and grace are not skills that have to be learned the hard way, but they do need to be learned.”

Trying to be everything for everyone will quickly result in a whole lot of nothing, while being too vapid will be just as fruitless. A blank canvas, in terms of modeling, shouldn’t be completely empty, but it shouldn’t be so full that there’s no room for the designer’s vision. Young models should seek out professional guidance and advice early in their careers to help avoid some of the pitfalls while establishing a foundation to move forward with confidence.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Warped Tour Fashion Part I:Fringe

--And we're back!

We stopped by Warped Tour in Pomona to check out what everyone was wearing. One theme--Fringe.


Fringed Purse-

Fringed Bikini-
Fringed Purse:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Maja Ivarsson of the Sounds Hair Secrets

Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds is the face of Sebastian Color Ignite. So if you are wondering how she gets her hair color looking so awesome now you know. You can watch a video of her talking about her style on Beauty Launchpad.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Boys wearing Dresses at Coachella

Boys wearing dresses. Hot. At Coachella. Literally. Cage the Elephant

Friday, April 15, 2011

What to Wear to Coachella

It's time for Coachella again! We all know it's as much of a fashion show as a rock show, so what are you going to wear?

LF suggests:
Pleated Skirts:

Crepe Shorts:

and Fringe Tops:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

SXSW Fashion Trends

C&R wishes we were at SXSW this week! We heard that one of the big fashion trends there is spirit hoods. We have been following this trend since LA fashion week. Is anyone reading this at SXSW? Can you tell us about the trends you are seeing?

P.S. If you are at SXSW there is also a new fashion event called Style X which showcases up and coming fashion.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Feather Extensions

Feather eyelash and hair extensions:

Kesha with feather extensions:
Feather Eyelashes from Shu Uemura

For hair feather extensions check out

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bravery and Pixie Cuts

It takes guts to go for the pixie, but short hair is in for 2011.

These 60's style icons were famous for their pixie cuts:

Edie Sedgwick, the famous socialite who hung out with Andy Warhol and friends at The Factory.

Mia Farrow, award winning actress and model.