An inspiring short docu about Florence Welch.. also known as the leadsinger of Florence and the Machine

Tabitha Denholm’s “Florence: Letter from LA” is a sunny meditation on pop stardom. It captures Welch during her fall 2010 American tour for her debut album Lungs (which earned her a Best New Artist Grammy nomination). We see the flame-haired British songstress swimming in pools, driving on highways and marveling at the surreal nature of fame and the places it has brought her. “I wanted to record this unique time in Florence’s career because I knew it would be a one-off,” explains Denholm, who co-directed several of Welch’s early music videos with Tom Beard, notably for the single “Rabbit Heart.” This new short film is one in a three-part series collectively titled Letters From America, which also trails Welch to New Orleans and New York. “Florence has this energetic whirlwind side, and then this incredibly quiet introspective side,” Denholm reveals. Welch says she decompressed from touring by taking in the country on foot: “I saw so much beautiful American stuff—the bewitching buildings of New Orleans, a crazy Halloween in Boston. If I wasn’t playing a gig or flying somewhere, I was just walking; constantly lost, constantly overwhelmed by the beauty of what I was seeing.”  She also chilled out to a carefully compiled playlist—check out the soundtrack here.

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After posting about M.I.A. and Lykke Li, now it’s time to post something about Sia.
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975), also known simply as Sia, is a soulful jazz-styled pop singer and songwriter. She was born in Adelaide, South Australia, was part of the Australian acid jazz and indie formation, Crisp, which released two albums, Word and the Deal and Delirium. Sia later released her own solo album entitled OnlySee in 1997 on a now-defunct independent record label. Furler did not achieve commercial success until her move to the United Kingdom where she embarked on a solo career. In 2000, Sia signed to the Sony Music sub-label DancePool and released her major-label debut, Healing is Difficult, an eclectic mix of R&B and jazz.
In addition to her solo career, Furler provided vocals for Zero 7 on their hit singles “Destiny” and “Distractions” from their debut album Simple Things. Zero 7’s second album, When It Falls, featured Sia voicing “Somersault” and “Speed Dial No. 2”. Their third album, The Garden (released May 2006), found six contributions from Sia.
She has written songs for Christina’s fourth studio album, Bionic. Sia confirmed on her website’s blog to have created four “beautiful” songs. Sia and Aguilera share the same birthday. The album was released on 8 June 2010, and includes collaborations with M.I.A., Santigold, and Le Tigre. Christina Aguilera herself called the productions “The heart of the record”.

This women truly is an inspiration for me. Not only the way she dresses, but the whole image makes her a very special, artistic and unique person. Her music style is so nice, and she really has her own unique sound and way of singing. I believe she is a really friendly and good person. She’s a vegetarian and loves animals. I’m glad she really differs herself from all the other famous singers. And I’m extremely jealous of this beautiful voice she has! She brings colour in the world for me, she’s funny and her music never bores me. One bad thing for the girl who lives in the apartment above mine.. she has to hear me singing along with Sia very often. Sorry for that!
Sia has released 5 solo studio albums in total, from which I like all of them! Her new album ‘We are born’ has a few really beautiful songs which makes you wanna scream and sing with her as loudly as possible. ‘Be good to me‘ – ‘I’m in here (shown under here)’ – ‘Oh Father‘ are 3 songs from the album that I love most. The songs ‘Soon will be found‘ and ‘Day too soon‘ from the album ‘Some people have real problems’ are really worth listing to either.
Her shows look great too, have to say that. In the song ‘Oh Father’ you see al the knitted blankets used as decoration for the show. She also did a show with neon suits and stuff, very unconventional!

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I’ve been so busy with writing my thesis the last weeks, that I’m not able to post outfits very often. But yesterday I made some time to take some picture! 
I bought this (half leather / half stretch) pants past week. I really wanted to show it to you all. I kind of needed this one because of the cold! Yes again the red blazer, but I think it suits the leather pants very good.
Hope you like it!

Marlie Kennis made the photo’s and I have to say.. I took me a while to pick the photo’s above out of all the beautiful pictures she made! I got a lot photo’s left of this shoot, and soon going to make a stop motion with that, guess that’s gonna look fun, so stay tuned! :D

Zara – Scarf
H&M – Oversized dotted longsleeve / Leather-Stretch pants
Vintage – Red blazer / Golden bracelet
Bullboxer – Black wedges

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Lately I’ve seen some beautiful tattoo’s at several websites and in real life at people’s arms, necks, wrists etc. And I got so inspired that I thought, why not make a blog post about it?!
I’m considering having a tattoo myself, but still need to gain some money for that and want to make sure it really is something I want it to be inked on my body for the rest of my life. If I see someone with an awesome tattoo I get a little jealous that I’m not having one. I especially like tattoo’s at men’s body and sleeves! Whow, If I where a boy, I probably had my arms get tattoo sleeved by now, but I think it’s just a little too radical for a girl to have tattoo sleeves! I love it at other girl’s arm’s but it’s just too much for mine. Here some photo’s with tattoo’s I really love and are an inspiration for me. If I’m getting one myself, I’ll definitely going to post about that. Don’t be afraid, I won’t pick one from a tattoo book or something! A tattoo needs to have some kind of a story.

photo source: ffffound.com

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– click on the photo’s to enlarge –

sources – ffffound.com & the Sartorialist (last one)

Don’t listen to a word you’ve heard
This world is full of strangers this world is full of ‘hypocrites’
Scratching for their winnings at least I am one to admit
Born in a world relying on gold
I’ve yet to find someone under control
People are people and we live for our own
Live how you think not by what you’ve been told

-Justin Nozuka-

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So I told you all I was going to post something about the STRP expo. Today is the day I have just some spare minutes to make a new blogpost, between working on my thesis and graduate project.
I went with Marlie, the day after the M.I.A. concert. The expo was a lot smaller than the years before, that really was bummer, but I think the installations were more fun. You had to do a lot of things your self to find out what the effects and meanings of the installations were.
We went back that night, not to visit the expo but to party (jup, again). Soulwax was playing that evening, together with Goose, Slagsmålsklubben, Zombie Nation and 2 many DJ’s (DJ set of Soulwax). We had suchhhhh a great evening, been a long time since I partied like that :D To bad I haven’t made photo’s that night.
More photo’s will be posted at my portfolio site!

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So I said I was going to a concert of M.I.A. a while ago. Well, it was last Saturday at STRP festival, and is was Awesomeeee!!!
STRP Festival is one of the largest art & technology (e-culture) festivals in Europe, that fuses music, art and technology. STRP stands for Strijp, the name of the industrial part of the city where the STRP Festival is held. The Strijp-S location is a huge industrial area where Philips came up with practically all of its revolutionary inventions during the previous century. This is where the audio cassette, the CD and the video 2000 system were born.
STRP is a festival I really can’t miss, this year was the 3th time I went and it was better than before. A little smaller than the other years, but the interactive installations where awesome. More about that in the next post, inc photo’s.
But I was going to tell you about the concert of M.I.A. Well, I went with my two best girlfriends, Marlie and Esther. Both loving M.I.A. and her music as much as I do. We had a blast, the show was so great. Awesome visuals, great lights, even better outfits, a female DJ (really awesome, wish I was a DJ myself), and male dancers! Sometimes the intro’s of the songs were a bit too long, so it wasn’t very danceable the whole time, but despite that the show was very nice. Maya is such an awesome woman! She jumped of the stage, climbed over the fence and went crowd surfing, really didn’t thought she would do that :D
Oh, and we saw Sleigh Bells too! They where the support act. Love their music, sometimes a bit hard and rocky, but damn their baselines a niceeeee! Only saw them for about 10/15 minutes, so don’t have any photo’s of them unfortunately.

Here some photo’s I made during the concert, they are made with a small digital camera, so they aren’t of best quality.
*Click on the photo’s to enlarge.

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