Upgraded Tuesdays || Whitney “No Woman”

Chicago folk-rockers, Whitney, have just released their lead single “No Woman” from their (currently untitled) debut album. It’s a perfect arrangement of soul meets country; the tone of the song alongside the visuals reminds me of home.  This track has me hooked, and I’m excited to see what else Whitney’s frontman, Julien Ehrlich and guitarist, Max Kakacek have in store for us.  Way to keep us hanging’ boys!

Casey Brooks || CASI

Words by Kate Wotherspoon

New York in 15 intriguing locations, the song “About You” by XXYYXX , an incredible dance duo and some rad oversized suits. Casey Brooks directed one damn cool video. Danced by Hillary Pearson & Maria Volpe this short explores simple movements across various settings. With slight time & speed manipulation there’s a sort of frantic vibration which is then layered with a cool slow beat, I fricken love it. Casey Brooks makes a flipped umbrella look cool and walking on all fours (in heels) is so dynamic, alluring and sexy. Well done.

Miss Brooks, hire me please, k thanks. ;) xxo

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Music Moment

Latest collab between The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey will have you listening to “Prisoner” on repeat, not to mention, The Weeknd’s entire new album, “Beauty Behind the Madness”. Enjoy. xx

Upgraded Tuesdays || Dylan Mayoral

Musicality and isolation at it’s best!!! Damn this kid is something else.
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Upgraded Tuesdays || Parris Goebel

Parris upgrades any day – damn’t she’s otherworldly! This video is from 2012, and the precision and musicality blows my mind! By the way it’s real time not sped up. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you reach 2:30 time in the video. Enjoy ;) xx
P.S Let’s not even touch the styling in this video. Too on point for words.

Mine||Tell No One

Spring-Summer pieces from designers including Louis Vuitton, La Perla, Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo and Bottega Veneta are styled in a playful & interactive short featuring contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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“The film doesn’t straightforwardly distinguish between male and female roles, and so it was important in the styling that the clothing could also be understood in masculine and feminine terms. […] It was important for the styling to support this mix of reality and oddity.” – Agata Belcen

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“I thought they should be dressed in clothing capable of expressing emotion. […The] film feels magical but still of this world” – Belcen

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“Forest Swords: The Weight of Gold” || Benjamin Millepied

Young American dancer, Billy Barry, took “center stage” for Forest Sword’s captivating and eerie track “The Weight of Gold”. Directed by acclaimed French choreographer and filmmaker, Benjamin Millepied, we’re taken to Israel’s gorgeous Dead Sea landscape.

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Who is this creature?’ Billy’s quality as a dancer is so otherworldly…”- Benjamin Millepied

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“We arrived at a beautiful location and I just let the music and the desert move me instead of forcing it” – Billy Barry

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Personally, what moves me most about this video is the texture & rawness throughout. Billy Barry carries this particular aura, and it’s this energy that has him connecting with you even from just watching him on your computer screen. As he tosses and throws his body into movement, it’s beautiful, captivating and the music is then heightened.  Makes you ask yourself, “Who is he?”, “Where is he headed or what did he leave behind?” and “How or why does he move the way he moves?”…

What an intelligent piece of work. Thank you Benjamin Millepied, Forest Swords and Billy Barry for bringing such a thought-provoking piece to life. XO

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