10. Various Artists, Saint Heron
Saint Heron was a joint effort and also a launching pad for some of the most talented underground R&B artists today. The lineup credited Sampha, Kelela, and Jhene Aiko to its roster making the album one of the most pleasant surprises of the year. The album stuck to its mantra of ‘highlighting and aligning a new movement of contemporary, genre-defying R&B visionaries' through a musical revival akin to the harmonies and melodies found during the 90s era. Solange headed the project that went on to cause a lot of buzz on more than one genre platform. The album plays to a variety of eclectic ears- extending from neo-classic to synth and trance.
Rising star Sky Ferreira has dropped new visuals for her album's title track 'Night Time, My Time' today. The minimal video, directed by Grant Singer and Michael Stine is a very dark and cinematic piece that definitely catches the mood of the record. Check out the video here and let us know what you think.
Forever 21's new Festival 2013 Capsule Collection is in stores today and features recording artist Sky Ferreira. The new collection is perfect for Coachella-goers, with plenty of dip-dye denim, studded embellishments, crochet, and crop-tops. The collection includes 85 pieces, ranging anywhere from $4.80 to $39.80, so for those who can't afford the upper-echelon of festival wear, this line is for you! We are totally digging the easy bohemian vibe of this collection and it's unlike other collections Forever 21 has put out in the past. With bold colors, lace details, and plenty of edge, our favorite affordable clothing store has really impressed us with this collection.
Check out Sky Ferreira rocking the collection in 'Desert Disco!'
Walking down Hollywood Blvd. it's possible that you might miss the spot, but for those in the know Cinespace is a surefire good time. Famous for Steve Aoki's "DIM MAK Tuesdays," this is the place to rub elbows with all of the up-and-comings. From the next pop sensation Sky Ferreira, to the famed hookup of Cory Kennedy and The Cobrasnake, Cinespace is where it all goes down. It's dark, of course, but there's ample lounge space for private bottle service, dancing, and socializing. Resident DIM MAK DJs spinning, and some of the best other nights of the week, this 18+ club is a great time even if you don't take advantage of the 10-11pm open bar and once an hour siren announcing free drinks for everyone (if you can squeeze in to order one, that is!).
Friday night fashion and beauty lovers headed over to the 3LD Art and Technology Center for fragrance, film, and six signature cocktails to celebrate Six Scents' third series launch. The scent collection pairs artists and designers, this time along with film makers, to create a scent based around a theme ("Innocence to Experience"). A portion of the proceeds go to War Child International, and only 3,000 bottles are produced to be sold in 220 retailers worldwide (Opening Ceremony, The Standard Hotels, Lucky Scent, Colette, among others).
This year the party was hosted by Ohne Titel, Rad Hourani, Mary Katrantzou, Tavi Gevinson, Rainer Judd, and Alia Raza. The fragrances, "Beau Bow" by Alexis Mabille and Rodrigo Flores-Roux, "Trompe L'Oiel" by Mary Katrantzou and Shyamala Maisondeau, "Can't Smell Fear" by Juun J and Natalie Gracia - Cetto, "Ascent" by Rad Hourani and Christophe Raynaud, "#087" by N.Hoolywood and Stephen Nilsen, and "M" by Ohne Titel and Yann Vasnir are all unisex scents, and include a box set with a portrait of the designer done by the artist and DVD of a film inspired by the transition from innocence to experience.