With exaggerated and distorted instrumentals, eerie sound effects, and metaphor-filled lyrics of romance, heartbreak and despair, indie rock band alt-J has revolutionized the sound of music in the United Kingdom and abroad.
These days it’s looked at as normal for celebrities to always wear a face full of makeup, and when they are spotted with a bare face, the media is quick to talk. Country music star Kelsea Ballerini took to social media herself because she wants her fans to see her true unapologetic self.
Ballerini, 24, of Knoxville, Tennessee usually has a face caked with glitter, lashes, and the whole nine for all of her performances, resulting in fans only seeing her in glam mode. However, she recently put a video on her Instagram page of her stripping herself of all things makeup and exposing her bare face to 1.2 million of her followers.
Going from doing stand-up comedy in small, New York City comedy clubs to being the first Black co-head writer for the renowned variety show Saturday Night Live, is a trajectory countless comedians would dream of.
However, for comedian Michael Che, this is his reality and he made it happen in less than a decade. When Che decided he wanted to take his shot at stand-up comedy, he immediately hit the ground running. Known for his interesting mix of blunt, yet laid back political commentary as well as his persistence, Che became very popular on the NYC comedy scene.
New York has always been a major player in fashion for the hip-hop community. From the countless clothing brands birthed from up top, to fashion designers looking to participate in New York Fashion Week as an official stamp of approval, or being shouted out in a song by one of New York's very own rappers or singers, the city that never sleeps often breathes life into clothing brands.
Lyfestyle is one of the brands that was birthed in NYC, and the world is awakening quickly to the authentic brand.
Take some earthy, neutral tones combined with intricate detail in a skull, or place these colors on a woman's face. Think of a darker, more elaborate and Disney-filled Day of the Dead and you're beginning to cross over into the world of Brandon Maldonado.