The visuals for Ms. Banks’ song “Van Vogue” have launched today and there is no shortage of fierce 90′s ensembles and swingin’ weaves. I -at this point- feel like I pretty much love Azealia and almost everything he does. She is lyrical when she wants to be, a little girly when she feels like it- high fashion meets rave couture (hello mermaids) and I am loving the sound. New York City Drag Queens definitely seemed to have provided some inspiration for her music.
Also peep the video look book Azealia shot for T by Alexander Wang not too long ago. I love the fact that this girl is stylish without looking like a Barbie doll. Sigh. Let’s see how long that lasts.
Think you look different with makeup on?
Check out these UH-mazing photos of New York City drag queens in and out of their makeup shot by famed photographer Leland Bobbé. This photo shoot is beautiful. The makeup these guys do is really spectacular! I mean, the shading and blending in their makeup is breath taking. What, do these guys all go though some extensive and fabulous Drag-Queen-Bootcamp to get this stuff down? And the transformations they go through! I literally put my hand up to the screen to cover the “male” side of each and everyone of the photos and damn! They, for the most part, look nothing like the “regular” half. You can see the features and such but the Drag persona definitely takes over. I love this. It’s such a flattering way to showcase Drag Queens- not just another kitchy, cheesy show of feather boas and glitter- this shows pure artistry. Think what you may about Drag, but it’s an artform. I’m all for it!
In his Half-Drag series, New York photographer Leland Bobbé captures the two sides of the city’s drag queens — the extravagantly made-up drag divas and the organic men that lie beneath.
Bobbé tells Huffington Post Gay Voices, “Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves and find their female side while simultaneously showing their male side.” Shockingly, the identities are composed in camera and are not separate images joined during editing.
Bobbé posted the first portrait of the Half-Drag series on his blog last March, writing, “I got great feedback on the image so I decided to reach out to other drag queens using Facebook as my main means of communication… I’ve now shot four people with many more on the way. We’ll see where this takes me…”
Five months later, the project has taken the award-winning photographer far: It has been featured in Italian Vogue, fashion site Refinery 29, as well as in other websites and blogs from around the world. Bobbé reflects, “This is what the term ‘gone viral’ is all about.”
Olivia Olson is a young American actress from California. Born in May of 1992, she has already done so much at 19! She does voice overs for cartoons, most recently she is the voice of Marceline the Vampire Queen on the amazing Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. I got into this show my because my roommate is obsessed with it and I always hear Tyler, The Creator talk about it in his songs. Let me tell you, this shit is HILARIOUS. It has that type of humor that kids will laugh at but it’s really meant for adults. The show is also very musical, with the characters singing, rapping and beat boxing all the time. I wanted to know who voiced Marceline due to the fact that she is an amazing singer.
Turns out Olivia Olson is quite the musical prodigy:
She has appeared as a singer and actress on television shows and in live theater, including Comedy Central Stage, the HBO Theater, The Fake Gallery, and The Disney TV show Phineas and Ferb. Olson has also appeared on The Tracy Morgan Show and guest starred on The Ellen DeGeneres Show singing with DeGeneres and actor Jack Black. According to director Richard Curtis‘ commentary in the music section of the Love Actually DVD, Olson’s singing was so perfect, they were afraid the audience would not believe that a ten-year-old could really sing the way she did. They had to train her so that her singing would sound more believable.
She is currently a cast member and singer on two animated series: Cartoon Network’s series “Adventure Time!”, playing Marceline the Vampire Queen, and on Disney’s animated series Phineas and Ferb playing Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, the sarcastic daughter of the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz. In one episode of “Adventure Time!”, her father, Martin Olson, guest starred as Marceline’s dad,where she sang a short song about him eating her fries.She also sings some songs in “Phineas and Ferb”, including the duet “Busted!” with Ashley Tisdale as well as solo songs, including “I’m Me,” “Not So Bad A Dad After All,” “I’m Lindana and I Wanna Have Fun”, and her song in the special “Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation“, “Got That Christmas Feeling.” Still in her teens, she has written songs for Phineas and Ferb, and has written and recorded her own songs with renowned music producers Rick Nowels, Camara Kambon and Hollywood jazz great Rob Mullins.
Adventure Time is so dope man- sometimes Marceline even has half of her head shaved like Cassie
Her dad ate her fries…
Marceline JAMMING- singing an “impromptu” song about Princess Bubblegum and playing her axe bass:
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