If you've never heard of American DJ and Producer, Dillon Francis, before you're in for a treat. Not only is he one of the leading pioneers of moombahton, but he has an online personality that's both bizarre and hilarious, to say the least. As a music producer and DJ, Dillon is capable of releasing catchy and festive tunes that are a special blend of hip-rocking beats and upbeat melodies. As an online personality, he's mastered the ingenuity of social media and took it upon himself to create multiple personalities like DJ Hanzel and Craigslist Connie, all of which he reeanacts himself on his Instagram account.
"We're live in 5,4,3,2..." Those must've been the words muttered by the folks at Diesel right before their latest project went viral, taking the world of social networking by storm. #DIESELREBOOT is the first project for Nicola Formichetti, the brand's artistic director. The campaign is fashion forward and progressive, with models featuring a mix of different sizes, styles, and ethnicities. It's an innovative approach which circles around the most important asset to the brand, the consumer. Nicola and the designers at Diesel are enlisting "a new generattion of brand ambassadors and fashioin leaders" who they believe will give the iconic brand new life.
Dating back to high school, I can clearly recall Jordan Schneider, the drummer of NGHBRS, and his relentless work ethic. In particular, I remember leaving my morning Spanish class, half asleep like always, when he enthusiastically approached and asked me a favor. In his hand, he held a CD, from a former band. He smiled and very humbly asked that I’d give it a listen.
Six years later and I still catch Jordan, from time to time, at a local bar and we always chat about his musical endeavors. Of course, it is not something he brings up. You could almost think of him as a silent sleeper. He does not brag, boast, or even call attention to his talent, work ethic or undying passion. Rather, he just gives me a cheers and says, “Yeah man, we’re in the studio daily. You know, just trying to make something happen.”
NGHBRS seem to be on the cusp of something big. They recently released a new album (Twenty One Rooms) that puts a true stamp on the alternative scene. To accompany their album, they created a brilliant music video and subsequently, a slew of recognition followed. Perhaps most astoundingly, USA Today ranked NGHBRS #7, 2 weeks ago on their, “This Week in Pop Culture,” list. Then INSTAGRAM, not only tweeted NGHBRS’s video, but they chose it as their top news story for, “This week on Instagram.” They earned the praise of the Wall Street Journal, too. And finally, NGHBRS has received tweets from VH1 Music and the epic, Bonarroo Music Festival. Woah.
LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!
Yesterday, a new Twitter war emerged between these two, and everyone in the twitterverse grabbed a front row seat to watch the “cattiness" play out... all in under 140 characters.
Hair trends have been evolving over the past few years: from mohawks to french braids, to bald to the recent ombre trend. So, what if I told you that going grey, "purposely" prematurely is the new trend of 2013?
Last week popstar and fashionista Rihanna revealed her new grey hair to her Instagram followers. You can also see other celebs rocking the grey hair trend like: Kelis, Nicole Richie, Kelly Osbourne, Lady Gaga, Pink, Mary Kate Olsen, and Kate Moss, just to name a few.
Monday night, while performing at her Mrs. Carter show in Montreal, Beyonce got her hair caught in one of the stage fans. She did not panic nor make a scene, she kept on performing, like the pro that she is, as her bodyguard released the golden locks from the evil fan.
Food lovers now seem to have more mediums than ever to showcase their knowledge, passion, and experimentations. Anyone with the desire to do so can easily start their own food blog, and even food photography has changed with the ubiquitousness of cell phone cameras that enable aspiring food writers and casual gourmands, alike, to document their meals, recipes, shopping excursions and anything else they deem interesting. This, of course, has spawned apps like Instagram that allow you to take photos with your phone, edit them and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or one of the many other platforms used by foodies today. With SOBEWFF occurring next week, Evian has teamed up with TV personality Chef Richard Blais, who will be taking over the French mineral water’s @evianwater Instagram account to bring us behind-the-scenes views of the food festival. To lead up to the event, Chef Blais is inviting all foodies everywhere to upload their own culinary creations to Evian’s Instagram account as part of #evianeats Foodie Photo Series.
When the countdown to the holidays begins, it can feel as though we are embarking on a shopping, gifting and wrapping marathon. Overcrowded malls, crazed and cranky customers, expensive shipping policies, and an infinite amount of options that never seem to fulfill your specific celebratory needs, the list goes on and on. But never fear, Glam Damn It has got you covered with holiday guides to help you get through the New Year without losing that festive feeling, especially when it comes to your most fashionable of friends.
What to buy for someone who basically bought everything from Gilt Group, One Kings Lane, and The Outnet already? Try sticking to staples, with a twist. Here's a list of must-have accessories.
Let's face it...everyone's obsessed with Instagram. The biggest fad of 2012, it's simply instagood. The folks over at CollegeHumor decided to whip up a song a la Nickelback to produce "Look At This Instagram," a hilariously awesome video about the many habits of the typical Instagram user. Watch below for a seriously good laugh!