Let me begin by saying that nothing this week could top the excitement I felt over Disclosure's new song "Follow". Life hasn't been the same since the dance duo unleashed their game-changing debut album Settle last year- my vinyl copy is on it's last legs from overuse! "Follow" easily earned the introductory spot on this edition of Weekend Update, and is joined by a crop of equally enjoyable new songs by the likes of Years & Years, MNEK, LXURY and more. Skip the AMAs and press play on this bad boy instead...
Sleigh bells ring... are you listening? The holiday saison is rapidly approaching, as Kate Spade reminded us this week with her latest interactive campaign "The Waiting Game". Watch Anna Kendrick and her canine accomplice stoop it out with a few Kate Spade New York goodies in hand as they wait for a locksmith. It's a short film sure to get all the Scrooges out there in the holiday spirit faster than you can say "bah humbug"!
When Solange reemerged onto the radar of relevancy in 2012 with the eclectic single "Losing You", I was pleasantly surprised. She was no longer resorting to the generic R&B stereotypes that negatively marked her career a decade prior, opting for an eighties-inspired, dance-floor ready, pop sound instead. Solange's reinvention also included a bold new look, and her vibrant, mixed-print outfits have inspired my personal sense of style ever since. When the news broke that she married her longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson this weekend, I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what she wore. I was not disappointed. It seems that Solange said "yes" to the dress... two of them actually, along with three jumpsuits!
There is snow on the ground, and in true Canadian fashion, I know only one way to cope with erratic polar vortexes. My solution calls for three things: wooly socks, a monstorous mug of hot chocolate, and a well-curated soundtrack to distract from the white stuff on my window. Whether you're snow-verexposed or chillin' in the tropics, I can guarantee that this edition of Weekend Update will cure your maladies, weather-induced or otherwise.
Yes, I am talking about Taylor Swift again. Yes, I am aware that I am slowly recessing into a fandom I thought I escaped along with high school. But after watching the cinematic music video for Taylor's latest single, "Blank Space" who could blame me? The song itself is worthy of a million repeats, and Taylor's jaw-droppingly perfect 19-outfit wardrobe shows us once and for all how to break-up in style.
The weekend has come to a close, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. To help you make the Monday transition a bit more bearable, here's the latest edition of my Weekend Update playlist series, featuring the best new music the internet has to offer. I gravitated towards chill/soulful picks this week, because there were some great releases, and let's be real, who doesn't like a R&B-style croon?
It's the weekend, and if you're anything like me, Friday's arrival signals that it's time to crack open a new book. In true homebody fashion, I love spending Saturday mornings in bed with a good read and a cup of tea, especially now that the weather's getting colder and my duvet is looking more inviting than ever. If you're feeling like a bookworm this weekend and in the market for some suggestions, here are six books that recently rocked my world...