Hello readers! As you all might have heard, the up and coming rapper Mac Miller is performing at Potbelly’s this Saturday (11/19/11). I recently came across this artist this past summer and was instantly hooked on his mix-tape Best Day Ever. Singles like “Wear My Hat” and “Donald Trump” were on perpetual replay for me. With his innovative beats and witty lyrics, Mac Miller’s sure to have you moving. If you can’t get tickets to the concert Saturday (since it’s selling out fast), you should definitely check out Mac’s debut album Blue Slide Park which dropped earlier this month.
For more information on the concert, visit http://www.potbellys.net
For more information on Mac Miller, Blue Slide Park and his past music releases, visist: http://www.macmiller.org
And while you’re at it, check out one of my favorites from Blue Slide Park: “Frick Park Market” below.
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The latest make-up trend for Fall/winter of 2011 is nudity. Come to terms with your natural beauty and highlight your features with subtle color. Pull off this natural look by using the right concealers for your complexion and adding iridescent pinks to your color palette. Don’t overpower your eyes by using thick black mascaras. Instead, accentuate your eyes with an eyebrow pencil and create big beautiful eyebrows. And as for lips, nude colors work beautifully or make a statement with sultry red lipstick.
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Never fear! What better than some upbeat tunes to help you battle Jack Frost?
Hey, readers. This post is going to be a bit different than the usual…I’m shifting gears, heading into music territory, and would like to introduce you to a couple of artists that have me hooked this fall.
My music taste tends to change a bit with the seasons. As we move into November, I’ve been getting really into a British artist named Ellie Goulding. You might have heard her perform on Saturday Night Live back in May or heard her song “Starry Eyed” featured on the season finale of MTV’s Awkward. She has an unique voice infused with soul. Her funky beats hint to a techno influence that all combine to make some killer tunes. My current favorite is her cover of the Sam Sparro song “Black and Gold”. She takes the UK dance hit and makes it her own with a different tone and rhythm that’s bound to keep beating in your head all day long.
In the same vein is sister-duo Tegan and Sara. This Canadian pair plan to release a live CD/DVD package on November 15th titled Get Along that includes three different films highlighting several of their tours as well as a live 15 track CD of songs from previous albums such as The Con, Sainthood, and So Jealous. Tegan and Sara’s crooning voices and fun beats are sure to make Get Along a really awesome addition to their discography. My current favorite, however, is a song called “Alligator” from their latest album Sainthood which will also be on Get Along. This tune is super cute and catchy but has authentic emotion embedded in the lyrics.
No matter what genre you prefer, these two artists are ones that I think anybody can enjoy and really get into for the month of November! Check out Tegan and Sara’s “Alligator” below.
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This is CLUTCH’s definition of Jingle Bell Rock, with the bell embellishment and enough rock and roll to bring the attention of an entire room your way. Ok, so maybe it is a little early to be into the holiday spirit, but surely it’s never too early to start a gift list.
This bag is a take-off of the now-popular embellished shoulder military trend. The unbalance of the single shoulder serves to add drama and intrigue to almost any outfit. Paired best with a simple, no-frills outfit, this clutch can serve as your only accessory for a night out on the town (and, really, when isn’t CLUTCH your favorite accessory?). Christian Louboutin Artemis bell-embellished shoulder bag, available at Net-A-Porter.
by: Shannon Galligan
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Congrats to the new CLUTCH Directors for the 2011-2012 term!
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CLUTCH Position? Art Director
Year & Major? Junior studying History, PoliSci, and Communications
Favorite trend (fashion or beauty) for Spring? Sheer tops and sweet embellishments
Describe your style in one word? “Rediscovered”
Easily recognized by (a.k.a. something you’re ALWAYS wearing): Crop tops, high waisted jean shorts, and gold hoops
Favorite local shopping? Goodwill and Urban Thread
What inspires your style? The Nineties
Favorite look from this year’s fashion month? I loved everything Dior did:
When you’re not CLUTCHing, you’re…? Writing Russian History papers, watching the OC, and tumbling
Favorite summertime activity? Lounging on the beach, napping, and life guarding
If you could go back to your summertime playlist, which tunes would be your favorite? “Howlin’ For You” by The Black Keys and “Earl” by Earl Sweatshirt
What about your summer reading list? Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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With so many unique cuts and styles of t-shirts, you think you have seen it all, right? However, CLUTCH has something COMPLETELY unique and super easy called shredding! All you need are scissors and a pair of hands (which hopefully you all have). In random sections, simply cut the hem off of a t-shirt and pull away the horizontal threads of the fabric, creating a shredded effect.–If that sounded like jibberish, we’ve posted a video tutorial.
Just in time for Halloween, this is a different and affordable way to create your own costume. This would be great to use as an authentic worn effect for a zombie costume or a unique edge for a Rock ‘N Roll outfit. Besides Halloween, it’s just a simple way to stand out and make a shirt that is 100% your own. The process is super easy, but can be a tad time-consuming, so start your project early and spread it out between a couple of days! The video below will show you the finished product and how simple it really is!
by: Brittany Turner
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