My Friday Favorites 9/29/2017

Happy Friday, people!!! This week has brought some amazing music, and Paris Fashion Week bliss. It is safe to say that my soul is jumping for joy. Let’s get into it!

Music

Maroon 5 ft. SZA- “What Lovers Do”

I love Maroon 5. And I believe that SZA is like my spirit animal or something (I know that sounds weird, but just go along with me). So when I heard that the two of them did a song together, needless to say I was super excited. The song is has a catchy sound to it like most Maroon 5 songs do, and the video has that fairy tale, storytelling vibe to it that makes it pretty cute. Take a look below:

Rapsody ft. BJ The Chicago Kid- “Black & Ugly”

Rapsody is one of those female MC’s that I have been longing to hear on the radio for the longest time. And of course, her music doesn’t get much radio play where I live, so I had to hear about her through social media. And you can imagine how pissed I was to find out that she’s been putting out music since 2012 (damn you, radio)! I took a listen to her latest album, Laila’s Wisdom, and was thoroughly impressed. One of my favorite tracks is called “Black & Ugly” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid (If you haven’t listened to any of his music before, you need to look him up. He’s dope!). This song is about how you grind and how much confidence you have in yourself, but someone always has something negative to say. Haven’t we all been through that before. Take a listen:

The CrossRhodes- “America”

The CrossRhodes is a hip/hop and R&B soul group consisting of DC natives Raheem DaVaughn and Wes Felton. Raheem’s music has consistent part of my playlists for years due to his smooth singing voice and his way of making women feel sexy and loved. I have not heard of Wes Felton before, but clearly I have been missing out. His rhymes are like pure poetry, deep with so much meaning that if you aren’t paying attention, you’ll miss it. Their new album, Footprints on the Moon is truly that deep. One of the tracks, “America”, touches on the racial inequality that the country is facing today. What Colin Kaepernick has been protesting about for over a year now. How we honor a flag so much that we aren’t living up to what it truly means. Or are we? Take a look:

Fashion

Off White SS18

So I have heard about this fashion brand before, but it is not one that I have studied. What has taken me so long?! Designer Virgil Abloh’s creates some amazing looks perfect for today’s on the go and fashion forward woman. His SS18 collection, themed “Natural Woman”, in my opinion was made for the woman who is unique and has her own vibe going. The looks were a mix of sporty and sophisticated. And when Queen Mother Naomi Campbell closed out the show, I hollered with joy!!! Take a peek at some of my favorite looks:

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Images: Business of Fashion 

Balmain SS18

Olivier Rousteing KNOWS the millennial woman. We love to have fun, we love to be a little edgy, and we love to look sexy as hell while doing it!! That is what he displayed in his SS18 collection for Balmain. I watched the live stream of the show, and I cannot say there was one look I disliked. I was in love with absolutely everything. From the ruffled skirts, to the embellished dresses, and the varsity-esque logo tees, I want every piece in my closet. For him to just be 32 years old, Rousteing has a brilliance about him that will keep him in the fashion world for many years to come. Browse through some of my “hard to narrow down” pick below:

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Images: Business of Fashion

Featured/Cover image: Vogue.com

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