As we're counting the days, hours and minutes till New Year's, let's take a moment and look back on the year that I consider to be a great one when it comes to music. Without further ado, here they are: 1. Who: Zella Day What: Kicker (Zella Day’s debut studio album) Where: Pinetop Records, Hollywood Records When: June 2, 2015 Why: “Sweet Ophelia” is the first song I heard by Zella and since then I’ve loved every single she released, therefore you might assume that I had some pretty high expectations when it comes to her debut studio album. I’m happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed. Kicker is every bit magical, trippy, seductive and dreamy as I hoped it would be. The guitars, string arrangements, electronic elements, stripped down ballads, impeccable lyricism – Kicker has it all. Zella Day’s style can be summed up in three words, “Spaghetti Western Pop.”
Hello my dear Stylegazers! It’s a day before Christmas and the excitement is almost palpable. It has been raining for days here in New York and we won’t be getting any snow for Christmas, but that’s alright, because honestly, no one is noticing. The shoppers are scrambling to find last minute gifts and the wet streets are reflecting the yellow, red and green Christmas lights.
Hello my fellow Stylegazers! Yesterday was so lovely that I’ve decided to drive around a little to find a location to shoot. I went to a nearby village, because I’ve felt like I have run out of locations to choose in my own. It was a really cute, small village, with a very narrow main street and a bunch of neatly lined and very charming little stores. My idea was to take photos in the heart of the village; the main street that is, but the sun was setting and I got so distracted by the people, who were probably looking at me like I was a crazy photo-taking, sidewalk-blocking giant.
Hello my dear Stylegazers! So, I got this “Whatever, I Am Getting French Fries” t-shirt a while ago and I really wanted to build an outfit around it. I just love the color, the cut and the groovy font. Also, the statement alone is pretty much something I would say, daily. I do constantly struggle with the question: “Should I get the French fries or not?” You know the struggle, right? You feel me? Just writing about French fries makes me hungry… But, moving on to the outfit.
Hello fellow Stylegazers! I hope that December is not too cruel to you wherever you are. So far, it has been kind here in New York. Also, just the past few months the weather was so kind that I was able to give myself as much time as I wanted to find a really nice jacket, before we get slapped with cold winds and heavy snowfall. Finding the perfect parka is not an easy task and it also doesn’t help that I happen to be very picky when it comes to choosing one. I’ve looked everywhere, but to no avail…
I have always loved velvet; the luxurious look of it, the smooth feel of it and the way it can upgrade any outfit. Throughout the history, velvet has been associated with the nobility. Somewhere between 9th and 19th century AD, Cairo was the largest producer of velvet, which was then exported to Venice and further across Europe. Velvet was such a big deal that King Richard II of England, stated in his will that his body should be dressed in "velveto" in 1399.