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!

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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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Louis Vuitton || The Spirit of Travel

“To Travel is to Live”

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“A journey to the extremes of elegance” – Carine Roitfeld

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“The journey is the destination: getting there is not as important as the experience of going.” – The Spirit of Travel from Louis Vuitton

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Shot in South Africa by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Carine Roitfeld, and starring models Karen Elson and Edie Campbell.

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The A – Z of Dance || Diesel Jeans

BY FAR, the best commercial I’ve seen in awhile. Diesel seems to just get cooler… To market their Jogg jeans collection, Diesel shows you just how flexible and stylish their newest denim is by creating a montage of talented individuals WERKING every form of dance from A to Z…  Director Jacob Sutton captured the world’s best dancers from the hot rooftops of sunny LA and he also just convinced me I need a pair from watching this video. Well done, Sir.

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With the collaboration of Diesel, i-D Magazine, Bloc Agency, Connect The Dots, Bonch and the outstanding talent, this video wouldn’t be possible, and I sincerely thank you!

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Jimmy Fallon || Lip Sync Dance Party

Words by Kate Wotherspoon

Okay… So I’m a huge fan of all three of these men already and then they go and make me laugh till I cry with this solid lip syncing battle! Check out all of their dance moves as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s suit… I mean damn, those dimples, that suit and that humour? Get me a hot-tottie already- I simply can’t handle it!

P.S Stephen Merchant one ups Justin Timberlake on being a single lady! ahaha What do you think?

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