Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ke$ha Inspired Make Up Look

Ke$ha is a glitter loving chic with a crazy sense of style.  Her makeup is memorable no matter what event she attends.  I chose a look that I thought was fun, quick, and something that someone could put on in less than ten minutes for a party.  I hope you all enjoy this glittery Ke$ha look!!
Xoxo Joelle

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ke$ha Album Review

Welcome to Ke$ha week!

Ke$ha, though not a newcomer to the music industry, her name has been on everyone lips as one of the most interesting new musicians to hit the radio waves.  With her nearly naked wardrobe, crazy antics, and obsession with glitter she'll be talked about for a long time to come.

Joelle's Take:

I first heard Ke$ha when she did the female part of "Right Round" by Flo Rida.  I immediately decided to look her up on mysapce.  At the time, she only had some rough versions of songs on her page, including a cover of a song by The Veronicas.  Her music was catchy and not like anything I had heard before.  Her lyrics were honest, to the point of just admittingly saying she partied and didn't give a crap about who knew or any of the consequences.  I liked it.  So I ordered the album "Animal".

"Tik Tok" came out on the radio and suddenly everyone was all about Ke$ha.  Her song had gone viral and was playing every hour on the hour.  I didn't care at first because my friends and I would blast it on repeat as we drove around town.  Soon after that her next singles "Blah Blah Blah" and "Your Love is My Drug".  You couldn't check facebook without seeing someone quoting "I like your beard".

The album is definitely one to keep in mind when throwing a party, but one of the great things about Ke$ha is her slow music and her "not screaming" voice is actually pretty good.  One of my favorite songs is "Blind", which is all about a guy who is blind to not be with her an dhow she is not going to be caught crying over him.  "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes" is another really good song.  Its another song talking about being alone after ruining a relationship she was in.  Its almost sad to listen to, which makes it so great.  "Take It Off" is a great party song with a catchy hook in the chorus.  But the best one, which was one of the songs on her myspace before the album came out, is "Backstabber".  Everyone knows that girl who talks crap and spreads lies and gossip, and Ke$ha calls a girl out on it.

The album as a whole is awesome.  I love it and I can honestly say it will be one that I go back and listen to five years from now and say "OMG I remember when that song played on the radio 500 times a day!"

Xoxo Joelle

Ashley's Take:

Whether you love her or can't stand the sight of her, Ke$ha took over the radio waves in a big way this past year.  Her singles "Tik Tok" and "Your Love is My Drug" are still getting numerous amounts of play and every time I hear them I catch myself singing along.

The album "Animal" is very much a feel good, party album.  For what it lacks in substance it makes up in catchy beats.  The lyrics are fun and unapologetic, they make you feel an exciting rush of adrenaline, as if you're sneaking out your window on a Friday night past curfew.

As you listen through the album you start to realize that what makes Ke$ha good has nothing to do with Ke$ha.  The songs stand on their own, as good songs do.  The beats are great, the lyrics fun, and Ke$ha has nothing to do with either.  She could be replaced with any very limited vocalist with some attitude and no fan would know the difference.

Some people say that the kind of music that Ke$ha makes is slowly killing real music, and I can't help but agree.  While her bubble gum, glittery, drunken songs are fun, let's be realistic here, she is no icon that we will be listening to ten or twenty years from now, but thats no reason to not have fun while it lasts.

Peace & Love

Friday, September 17, 2010

Katy Perry Fashion

Katy Perry's sense of style is just like her personality, the star mixes it up with fun, wacky, cute ensembles for red carpet and everyday looks.  In this blog I'm going to show you how to get these Katy looks at a fraction of the cost.
Katy is a fan of flirty dresses.  She isn't afraid of showing a little leg or shoulder and doesn't shy away from bright colors or patterns.  Pairing them with a strappy sandal or a nice heel and it's easy to get this Katy look. These looks can be found at Forever 21 ranging from $22.00 to $32.00.

Katy has fun with accessories so don't be afraid to wear jewelry that goes with your outfit but also makes a statement such as these pieces from Forever 21.

For the easy going look of Katy's I recommend either of these tops both found at Charlotte Russe ranging from $24.00 to $35.00.  

Pair either tops with either skinny jean or really any skinny jean.  If you already have a pair in your closet that is a light blue, grey, or even black I recommend those.  Both of these can be found at Charlotte Russe from $29.00 to $34.00.

Wrap up the outfit with this crop leather jacket from express at $98.00 and these boots from Hot Topic at $49.99.  The end result is a fantastic rocker chic look that can easily be worn day or night.  For a more Katy Perry inspired look try these outfits with Joelle's make up tips!!

Peace & Love

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Katy Perry Inspired Make Up Look

Today's blog is all about make up.  Our resident make up fanatic Joelle has done a great tutorial for a fun Katy Perry inspired look that you can easily turn from daytime to evening with a few easy steps.


Message from Joelle:

Hey glitter lovers!  I am so excited to have done this video for all of you!  I was totally inspired by Katy Perry's lavender wig in the "California Gurls" video, and chose to do this look for all of you. :)  I hope you all enjoy it and I want to see you recreate and rock it!!!

Xoxo Joelle

Here is the look on Joelle!!

Katy Perry Album Review

Each week here at Glitter we're going to pick an artist of the week.  We then will review some of their music, tell you how you can get their fashion looks, and some make up and hair tips.  

This week's artist is Katy Perry, who had the biggest hit of this past summer.  Her newest album, "Teenage Dream", was the biggest selling album the week it debuted.  With hits like "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream", it will be an album to remember.

Here is Joelle's take:

When I heard Katy Perry's new album was coming out, I scrambled all over the net to see when I could get my hands on it.  Then when "California Gurls" came out, I got even more excited!  The collaboration with Snoop couldn't have been better.  But then... the most amazing thing ever happened.  Katy performed the song "Teenage Dream" at the Teen Choice Awards and I fell even more in love.  The song soon became my anthem and I listened to the song via You Tube on repeat until the CD came out.  I ordered the CD from Best Buy and the copy I got I paid five dollars extra for came with a pair of "Teenage Dream" boxer shorts.  Totally cute and totally Katy.  The exhilaration I got when I smelled the cotton candy CD and slipping it into my car's CD slot was overwhelming.  And the amazingness began... 

As usual, I did my listen-to-the-first-thirty-seconds-then-skip-to-the-next-song thing.  Then after, I listened to each song in full.  My favorites remain the same.  "Teenage Dream" will be my favorite from the album for a while.  It makes me think of the great feeling you get when you have a crush and they actually like you back, and you slowly get to know each other for the first time.  "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" is also another one of my favorites.  At first I thought, "Oh no, a Ke$ha wannabe song", but it definitely has a personality that is more Katy than Ke$ha.  I can imagine how she would play out this song in a video.  "E.T." was one that took me a few times before I liked it.  I can see in my mind a really sweet dance during the chorus of the song.  As far as the song I am not that into that would be "Peacock".  I get that she is trying to be cute by the sexual innuendos, but it's a little too much.  I don't care for songs that repeat words over and over.  Sorry Katy.

Overall, this is one of my favorite CDs of 2010.  Perfect getting ready to go out with girlfriends music!

Xoxo Joelle

Here is Ashley's take:

When I first heard of Katy Perry, Madonna was talking about her song "Ur So Gay" on a radio show based out of Arizona.  Out of nowhere Katy was pushed into the spotlight and what was so incredible was she had the creativity and the talent to warrant all the exposure.  Katy was a fresh face with spunk and sass and she soon showed the world that she was a talented songwriter and singer.

"One of the Boys", Katy's first album, was filled to the brim with funky lyrics that every single one of my friends could relate to.  She was edgy, talking about things like sexuality and how painful and fantastic love could be.  Her song "I Kissed A Girl" shot up the charts, followed by "Waking Up in Vegas" and "Hot n Cold".  

The masses immediately started to crave more of the wacky songstress.  When the first single off her sophomore album hit the radio, it was a sensation.  "California Gurls" was the tune of the summer, blaring from car stereos across the nation.  She followed it up with "Teenage Dream" a song equally as fun to listen to though it differed from the first single.

After listening to the rest of the album I have to say I was sadly disappointed.  On one track she titled "Circle the Drain" she is accusing her lover of having a serious addiction issues.  She sings "I'm not gonna stay and watch you circle the drain" but in another track called "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" she sings "I smell like a mini bar... and we took too many shots".  I find it hard to take her seriously when she sings about addictions and how they can damage a person and their future but then makes drinking and blacking out seem fun in the next track.  In my opinion she discredited the deep meaning behind "Circle the Drain".

Though "E.T" and "Last Friday Night" are decent songs, none of her other songs really have the quality of a good single and the 80's sounding horns in "Last Friday Night" reminiscent of Paula Abdul's hay day didn't do that track any favors.  "Peacock" is also another horrendous tune in where Katy literally tells her lover to show her his "Peacock" because "I'ma peace out if you don't give me the payoff".

Overall I feel that this album only proved the so called "sophomore album curse" that afflicts artists to be true.  It lacked the creativity that caused Katy's fans to embrace her in the first place.   All of her originality seemed hidden behind unimaginative lyrics and too many gimmicks.  

Peace & Love

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Glitz and Glam of Rock and Roll

Welcome to the Glitter on the Floor Fashion blog. We are here to discuss the many ways music and fashion inspire each other. Gone are the days when nameless fashion models pose for the cover of fashion magazines. Now you see the serious pouts of musicians staring at you as you check out at the supermarket. 

Musicians have taken over the fashion world. They are calling the shots, breaking the rules, and inspiring the masses with their fashion and their music. 

We are here to keep you up to date and in the loop while exposing you to the latest trends and newest artists. We look forward to your comments and welcome any feedback.

Welcome to the show.

Peace & Love
The Glitter Team