April Fool’s Day is not only of jokes but no one was fooled Wednesday, April 1st, at Hostos Community College. A friend of mine, a photographer, Alejandro — aka Alex Tavarez — had Jay-Z guest speak at his college, about his new music business venture, TIDAL. The interview Q&A was curated by Reese Shad. Jay-Z was explaining what TIDAL was.
It is similar to Spotify and iTunes; however, it is starting to become more popular. TIDAL is fairly new to the music scene and the money goes to the artist as well. The philosophy for TIDAL is to preserve the craft of every artist in the world and to make sure their music is still treated as art.
Many of the owners of the music venture consist of Jay-Z to Calvin Harris. The music company is unique and subscribers can be able to watch music videos of their favourite artists as well. If you would like to learn more about TIDAL, this is the link to the website: http://tidal.com/us.
Also, these are some of Alejandro’s photos taken from his college:
– km xoxo
P.S. Alejandro’s Instagram username is: alejandrothegreat_ and be sure to follow him!
It is that time of year again besides fashion week and it is the Met Gala! The Met Gala is the Oscars of the fashion industry and the latest exhibition in the Met Museum will be “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Today, April 23, Vogue magazine released an article and new photos of the dresses that will be on display. This is the link to read more about the gowns from the exhibition from Vogue.com: http://www.vogue.com/13253748/china-through-the-looking-glass-met-gala-2015.
It will be exciting what designers custom designed for some of the celebrities attending the Gala on Monday, May 4. Be sure to mark your calendars and be on high alert of the latest fashions!
Friday night, April 17, 2015 I went on a school trip to the Met Opera and we saw the production of Aida. The opera was fantastic and the production was spectacular. You can see the heavy amount of detail that goes from the lighting to the costume designs. There was this particular dress Aida wore and it was emerald green. The drapery of the dress fit perfectly to the actress and whenever she moved, the dress glided with her.
Before the event, the group of students and I when to the Italian restaurant in the Upper West Side, Joanne. Lady Gaga’s parents own the restaurant and it was the same place we ate last year. The food is always amazing there and I was fortunate enough to go the the opera and the restaurant for the two years in a row. If you would like to make reservations, here is a link to the website: http://www.joannenyc.com/reservations/.
As for my outfit, it is from Forever 21 but the rings are from H&M. I recently bought the dress and fell in love with the back of the dress. The dress reminds of the 1970s and this is the latest trend for spring/summer. I wanted to dress up the dress with my gray suede shoes to balance to contrast of the outfit. The small green bag just adds a little bit of color and simple jewelry with the color palate of gold.
Here are some photos of the night:
If anyone has the opportunity to go to the Met Opera, I highly recommend going because it can expand your perspective on culture and the arts. Also, if you would like to see a show, here is a link to the Met Opera: http://www.metopera.org/.
As the warmer weather is peaking in the East Coast, the West Coast has an early spring during Coachella. The music festival season is officially in and the trends are very 1970s inspired. I had gone to the city to shop for some spring/summer clothing and they are inspired by the famous bohemian era.
I even wore a trend that has come back and it was overalls from the clothing store, Hennes & Mauritz and known as H & M. The overalls were of a black denim material paired with a white v-neck t-shirt and Tiffany colored Nike shoes. Many people do not realize how versatile overalls are and it all depends on the styling/accessorizing of the outfit. I had always seen similar outfits on runways and street fashions. It inspired me to try the new trend and I highly recommend trying it because it is an easy outfit to put on.
It’s officially Tuesday again and hope everyone’s day is doing well. Zedd is here to save the day with his latest track, “Addicted To A Memory” and I cannot wait for his new album to come out. Here is the audio video of the track!
Last winter, I went to The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum in the city. I remembered I had heard about the exhibition, “The Little Prince: A New York Story” in The New York TImes. When I was little, my mum and I would watch the film all the time.
The exhibition was interesting because it takes the viewer on a quest of how the classic was made and there were sketches by the author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Through the exhibition, you can see how much the story of the young prince has touched us all — young and old. It was nice to see a deeper meaning to the childhood classic and learn about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s personal journey making the book.
Here are some photos of the exhibition:
Also, every Friday night the museum is free to the public from 7-9 PM and to find more information – here is a link to the offical website: http://www.themorgan.org/.
Here is to the almost summer and the long await for long beach days! Cheers to Big Data and Jamie Lidell collaborating on a soon-to-be summer track of the season. The song is called, “Clean” and Big Data’s album, “2.0” is now available on Spotify and iTunes.
Also, last summer my sister, a couple of friends of mine and I saw Big Data open for Magic Man at The Grove in Los Angeles. He was pretty good and he played some of his songs from the album.
There are free concerts there every summer and when The Grove posts dates on who is playing; I will let you all know!
Easter was in full swing in NYC on Sunday, April 5, 2015 and many people dressed up for the celebration. I have read online that there was a celebration and people wear festive hats. However, I did not realize that all of Fifth Avenue was closed and people were dressed up to the nines.
I ran into a crowd taking photos of a 1920s jazz band and couples dancing to the music. Literally, you can feel like you are back in time and even in the women were dressed glamorously. It was divine and when I walked passed by the dancing crowd; all on Fifth Avenue was filled with festive attire. There were two men, one had an Easter basket as his hat and the other had a classic top hat that matched his dapper suit. Also, there were a group of men dressed up in Mad Men attire and it was perfect because Sunday was the premiere of the final episodes of the show.
In the modern era, technology has changed much of society and has influenced the way people think. On Thursday, April 2, 2015, I had gone to Donation Night at the New Museum in Bowery, New York. I have not gone to the New Museum for a while and it was a beautiful day in the city.
The current exhibition on display at the museum is the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience and it will be on display until Sunday, May, 24, 2015. I really enjoyed the exhibition and each of the art pieces had a emotional movement. There were art videos, sculptures, paintings, and photos depicting the outcomes of how society has changed with the evolution of technology. Technology has made society heavily dependent and artists around the world are creating pieces that can represent the social change. Here is the link to learn more about the exhibition: http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/the-generational-triennial.
Also, I have taken some photos of some of my favourite pieces and hope you enjoy: