You may or may not have noticed the not-so-recent trend that has swept through fashion blogs, street style, high fashion runways and everything in between- Dip Dyed hair. Girls (and guys !) have taken to dying their hair candy colors and using the “dip-dye” method where it looks like the hair has been literally dipped in dye. Some people do it subtly going from natural brown to blonde or doing just a few inches and some people (like me) go all out with crazy colors.
I have been loving this trend for some time now. I currently have long blonde hair with green-turquoise at the bottom. Before that my hair was purple at the bottom (see above). Some people are a little squeamish to dye their hair these crazy colors because a lot of the time it involves bleaching and other damaging treatments. I am lucky enough to have a weave so I’m not worried about dying/damaging my natural hair! I’m the first to admit when I have a weave- I could really care less. I’m not embarrassed- some girls don’t want to admit it’s not their hair but whatever, that’s a whole other story!
One thing I love about the ombre effect is that you can make it as crazy or as subtle as you like. Check out the photos below- some girls did a subtle change to just the tips of their hair, others dyed almost half of their head and uses crazy colors. With temporary dye, it’s super fun to try without a huge commitment!
PERSONAL TIPS: OK, if you are thinking about dip-dying you hair I have a few pointers.
Also, check out these video tutorials. In this world of YouTube specialists, you can look up EVERYTHING- so why not have nice people tell you how to dip-dye ?
This one shows the temporary “crazy-colored” style that I am a fan of:
This one shows more about the bleaching process:
The Super Bowl half time show seems to be a momentous occasion for our American culture. Performances are water-cooler conversation for weeks as we overlook the impact and references to our own Western culture which is prevalent in every performance through out the years. From Janet Jackson’s “Nip Slip” to Bono and Prince‘s “Purple Rain” – this years performer Madonna was their best yet.
Starting out with her classic “Vogue” track, we were all reminded why Madonna is still on top 20 years later. The iconic pop singer, now 53, gallops across the field and then the stage effortlessly striking poses and doing cartwheels sporting an imperial headdress and Romanesque fashion clothing. To be exact, Givenchy Couture threads, Miu Miu boots and Bulgari jewels and the headpieces M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj rocked were designed by Erickson Beamon. I even spot some Jeremy Scott on the dancers!
Next was the “Hey Mr. DJ” track which is a dope track as well… but im not feeling the introduction of LMAFO into the performance. You see them DJing on ONE turntable and then they join Madonna to “Shuffle”. Something about LMAFO just repulses me. I am disgusted by them. Anyways.
Then the performance shifts to Madonnas newest track off he upcoming album MDNA, called “Give Me All Your Luvin” which features Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.. The performance was dope as the girls sported pom pom’s and fly girl cheerleaders accompanied them on stage . In true M.I.A. “I don’t give a shit” fashion, Maya starts to rap her feature …. ending with a big middle finger to the crowd. Who gives a shit? This particular part of the performance is getting huge media attention. Steaming from the infamous “Nip Slip”, I can understand the “outrage” to an extent but come on relax, it’s a finger not a nipple.
Then Cee-Lo Green enters the picture almost without notice bringing on stage a college band to start his performance with Madonna, singing a short snippet of “Express Yourself”. Then comes the big ending - ”Just Like a Prayer”. I love this track. Enter a huge church choir to add to the performance, its Super Bowl history! Then it all ends, with Madonna disappearing in a cloud of smoke.
Memorable. Classic. American . and oh so good.
Watch it yourself below. What do you think?
My mentor Peter Bailey continues in his spirit of in-depth conversational interviews with this extended NiteCap session. He joins Big Sean on the road while on tour promotion his new album and gets personal and real with the Detroit rapper. Big Sean talks about Kanye, working with Nicki Minaj, his new clothing line, and even about his relationship with his girlfriend before the fame.
Big Sean seems to be a down-to-earth, humble, and ambitious person. Speaking to Peter personally I learned he’s nothing like his rapper persona and actually a really respectful guy. In comparison to his flashy, often sexual, and materialistic rhymes — it shows how creative and strong Big Sean must be to play a role but still stay yourself in the industry. This interview really made me see Big Sean in another light.
So check it out and check out his new website IAmPeterBailey.com!
Prabal Gurung has shown what I think is one of the best collections of Spring 2012. So far it’s my favorite. What I’ve mostly seen so far are slightly boring collections, with GREAT accents here and there, prominent themes shared by many a designer, and nothing that really blew me away as a whole. For instance, as I said before, Jason Wu did show a few great pieces, but his whole collection was cool, nothing curaaazy.
Spring is the season of florals and light fabrics. Prabal Gurung took that and added sex appeal, naughty sheerness and deep royal colors usually reserved for the colder months. Also, the shoes used in the collection, designed by Nicholas Kirkwood (!) are amazing. I mean, this ENTIRE collection excites me. I am in love with all the sheer paneling. The prints are truly amazing and I would wear every single piece that walked down the runway, Linda Farrow glasses included!
According to the great review by Fashion Etc.
His collection of dresses (with straps, cut-outs, and sheer panels) drew from the work of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. You can see the bondage concept translate over in the crisscrossing belts, the cut-outs, the super-strappy shoes, and, in the final look, a rope shoulder harness. Kinky! But there was more to this show than a little boudoir fun. Gurung’s prints were absolutely breathtaking. The vivid hues were standouts. Bright violet ruled the runway—a royal color and a nice change to see it for spring instead of fall. The light turquoise was also a pleasant surprise.
More pictures of the wonderful show via WWD (can you spot the Nicki Minaj?) after the jump!!
OK, OK I’m trying not to be a hater right now. Honestly. I’m sure it takes A LOT of conviction and guts to make music videos for the world to see, especially for Lil Mama who is constantly laughed at for her crazy outfit choices and running on stage with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, among other things. She, of course, knows what people are saying but still goes on doing what she loves so I commend her for that. That being said, this video and song are just not my cup of tea. Her rapping is very MC Lyte and the video is extremely Nicki Minaj. I feel like this girl just doesn’t have her own persona. I hope she finds it.
PS- the little girl in the video is adorable.
What do you think?
[Via Necole Bitchie}
The illuminated Rihanna has joined sexy forces with the comeback kid of the century Britney Spears for a remix of the hit “S&M”. I cannot fathom what it is that makes me like this song but I actually do. And that’s saying A LOT because the original song, in my opinion, is a hot mess. Most won’t agree with that statement but oh well. Maybe it’s the energy Miss Spears brings to the track, maybe this song just had to grow on me. whatever it is though, it worked.
This collaboration came about when Ri-Ri asked her twitter followers who she should work with next and a huge amount of people voted for Britney.
Here’s what Ri has been tweeting just before news of this song got out-
Listen to the song and tell us what you think !
*DISCLAIMER- one day my shoes will be for sale online. When that day comes, watch out.
The shoe-addicts over at Solstruck have done it again, this time compiling the newest and hottest sky-high and superflat shoes every girl needs to have in her closet this season. I went through and picked out my favorites while deciding what bills I wont be paying to afford the contents of my wishlist. Below are my personal favorites but be sure to check out all the new styles so you can be the best dressed at your campus / office / space station / house alone in front of your mirror , etc.
The PHOENIX WEDGE by Maurie and Eve are beautiful and minimal while still adding a pop to any simple outfit for a chic look that corresponds with this spring’s mod trend. I cannot get enough of this lightly stained wood heel- and for over $300 I hope these are as comfy as they look! Get these for a cool $309 here.
Seemingly inspired by Wilma Flintstone, the aptly named bootie, the Wilma, by Australian company Senso, are bold to say the least. Wild and crazy bootie shapes have been very popular, especially since Lady GaGa and Nicki Minaj stepped onto the scene, and these shoes are no exception- the bold silhouette is complemented perfectly by DOPE uppers- tie dye, hair on leather, leopard print, even gold glitter! I want these in every color they come in- if you’re like me, get them for $190 HERE!
Did you ever feel like you wanted to wear mocxasins but they weren’t dressy enough? Or that you wanted to wear relaxed flat shoes but everything you had was too dressy? well enter the Indigo lace up fringe bootie by Senso- it’s silhouette is that of an oxford, but adding the fringe and hair on leather makes it like the perfect mix of dressy and casual. I can see myself wearing these with skinny jeans, a skirt, a dress, anything. Now that I already mentally picked out outfits I may have to splurge the $180 for them- Get them here is you agree!
Last but definitely not least:
It’s extremely hard to decide but these shoes- the 252-106- may be my favorite of all the ones in this post- I’ve talked about how much I love London based FINSK before- the architecture that goes into these shoes is amazing. I LOVE the double wrapped upper that shows the teeniest peep toe (I have said before I’m extremely picky with shoes and I HATE too much toe showing). The heel is obviously the main area of focus. I really REALLY want these in my life- but for $660 , these may have to only live in my dreams . If you are balling out of control get these babies HERE!
Here at 2DB we like to get behind the scenes. Know the ins and outs of the music industry. Luckly , our girl over at MOMMYWARBUCK$ is the same way and with her recent interviews with an up and coming music producer, writer , and performer Ricky Blaze – we have a glimpse into the music industry from a totally fresh viewpoint. And if you didn’t know he’s responsible for that catchy “Hold Yuh” song by Gyptian made more popular by Nicki Minaj’s verse – Heres a little Ricky Blaze 101 from the Momma herself:
Blaze is responsible for the “Hold Yuh” record by Gyptian and is also noted for his feature on the Major Lazer record “Keep It Going Louder” which also featured the lovely ladies of Nina Sky. A genre of music, “Trancehall” is recognized as a type of music that originates from a trend that Blaze is responsible for as he began to mix gritty Dancehall tracks with Trance music. Not only has he had a major impact on Dancehall music, and has been responsible for influencing epidemics such as Dubstep, he is now making his mark in Hip Hop and Pop.
Check out the interview below with the music extraordinaire and check out her website for more in the series, “A Day in the life of Ricky Blaze”.
Here is the next track off of The Lonely Island‘s new album, Turtleneck and Chain, being unleashed to the public May 10th. The Song is called “We’re Back” and features the guys , uh, bragging about their special parts and musical talents. The other tracks off the album so far are “I Just Had Sex” with Akon and “The Creep” with Nicki Minaj. I’m personally psyched for the next album. Incredibad (the first album) was so hilarious to me I know the next won’t disappoint. Enjoy the video below!
“We started this fake rap sh*t. The world needs us!” Yes.
You may not have heard of A-Morir Eyewear , but you most certaintly have seen it on almost every hot celebrity out there right now. Kerin Rose is the incredable desginer behind such unique shades worn by Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg, Fergie, Adam Lambert, Tyra Banks, Ke$ha, Courtney Love, Mariah Carey, Kat De Luna, Nicki Minaj, Estelle, Cassie, Jazmine Sullivan, and Kid Sister.
Using all different shapes and materials to “protect” your eyes, this remarkable eyewear creator uses pearls,lace,studs,Swarovski crystals, and chains to hand-craft these glam shades. These really make a statement and are probably in normal people non-celebrity world your best bet at the perfect accessory. I want these like now. I always wondered where these celebrities got their shades (Nicki Minaj’s shades on 106 and Park where like whoa!) and now I see that many of the styles I was curious about were desgined by Kerin Rose. The shades range from $200-$550 which is a bit much for my pockets but if you got the cash and love sunglasses these are the ones to get!
All man and her new colection was shown recently at Stonesthrow Ivory Tower Party this past week and its incredable just to see the different styles of glasses that are possible. Its truely a piece of art !
Check out her website to cop some killer shades and dicover more about this unique accesories brand! Follow them on Twitter @kerinrose.
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