Casting a wide 'net' for artists

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Blog Roundup - Jan 2015

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DKNY My NY (2014) - The Smell of New, Upbeat & Old, Retro New York {Perfume Review & Musings}

  My NY by DKNY - the youth label of Donna Karan - is a very up-to-date and upbeat fruity chypre spiked with ethyl maltol, modern, cleaned-up patchouli and green galbanum, which manages at the same time to smell more old-school than old-school......more

Aedes de Venustas Palissandre d'Or (2015) {New Perfume}

 New York based niche perfume house and boutique Aedes de Venustas will launch their fifth opus from May 2015 called Palissandre d'Or...Read more atélène Wagner...more

5 differences between compositions for background scores & songs

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On the run to Prison Break Tattoos

When was the last time you were locked up, behind bars and still given the opportunity to freely express yourself? Well, a time to express artiste without repercussions of your cell mate who may not totally agree with you, given that you have to share space. Could you imagine such a place where you could? If not, it’s ok. You don’t have to imagine -As there is an irrefutable hamlet, along Washington Avenue in Houston, Texas; that provides the experience for you....more

Feminista Jones on Re-Creating an Icon in the Stunning ELLE Photoshoot, #WeAreBlackHistory

BlogHer Editor Feminista Jones and blogger Christina Brown joined a group of brilliant and gorgeous women to pose as civil rights activists and culture leaders in a photoshoot for ELLE called "#WeAreBlackHistory." ...more
I love this, though I'm struck at how the original photos showed these women in their natural ...more

Sing the Silence

What If You Don’t Have Faith In Yourself?

It’s a cold, empty feeling, that not-having-faith-in-yourself feeling.Especially in this bright-eyed American culture of mandatory optimism.But some days, it’s just not there. You don’t feel worthy, you don’t feel special, you don’t feel like your projects are even worth your while, much less anyone else’s while....more

The Problem with Domestic and Sexual Violence PSAs at the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl

The fight to address violence against women is having a pop culture moment, literally trending last night during the Grammys and last week when the NFL aired an ad for the NO MORE Campaign during the Super Bowl.  ...more
I think she makes good points, but I still think the PSA's are good. It's just that they need ...more