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Verano Mix 2015

August 21, 2015

goldroom verano 2015

If there's one musical artist in my arsenal that never fails to impress, it's Goldroom. The electronic producer is responsible for some of my all-time favourite Majestic Casual-featured tracks ("Fifteen", "Embrace", etc), and has gotten me through countless hours of studying with his calming, oasis-like mixes. This week, he released the latest installment of his annual "Verano" mixtape series, and I think it's the best one yet!

Disclosure - Omen

August 11, 2015

disclosure omen

I'm a firm believer that magic exists, in the form of collaborations between Disclosure and Sam Smith. First there was their smash hit "Latch", which is still one of my favourite dance tracks of all-time, and now there's "Omen", the second single from Disclosure's upcoming album Caracal. Once you listen, you'll likely agree that Harry Potter has nothing on this gloriously catchy tune...

Ashley's Albums | Summer 2015

July 11, 2015

ashley's albums

What would summer be without the perfect soundtrack? Whether you're kicking it poolside or bonfire-ing it up by moonlight, one thing's for sure- you've gotta have the latest jams on deck. Here are five albums that I've been playing non-stop this summer. Just add SPF!

Gia Coppola

July 1, 2015

So apparently I'm on a Coppola family binge this week, between reacquainting myself with the musical talents of Robert Schwartzman and re-watching Lost in Translation for the billionth time. Now I'm shifting my attention to the fam's latest Hollywood up-and-comer, Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola. Gia directed last year's indie flick Palo Alto, but before that she shot a few fashion-y short films that I'm kind of obsessing over. Enjoy!

Robert Schwartzman

June 26, 2015

robert schwartzman double capricorn

A few days ago, I wrote about how I recently read Meg Cabot's latest Princess Diaries book, Royal Wedding. After finishing the novel, I had to re-watch the film adaptation of the first book, and ended up Google-creeping what some of the smaller cast members are up to. As you may be aware, Robert Schwartzman (Michael Moscovitz) found indie fame with his band, Rooney, and as a contributor to the Palo Alto soundtrack. However, did you know that he also released a solo album in between the two projects? I gave 2011's Double Capricorn a listen (or five), and it's safe to say that I am in musical heaven! Where has this album been hiding all my life?

The Princess Diaries: Royal Wedding

June 25, 2015

the princess diaries royal wedding meg cabot

Growing up, my favourite book series after Harry Potter was The Princess Diaries. I identified so well with Mia Thermopolis, the awkward narrator of the novels, who learns that she is the princess of a small European principality called Genovia at age 14. Mia's transition from regular teen to royalty is anything but smooth, and her diary entries about her friends, school and "princess lessons" with her grandmother are littered with anxiety and hilarity. Needless to say, I was EXTREMELY excited when author Meg Cabot announced last year that an adult installment of The Princess Diaries was on its way. I finally had time to sit down with Royal Wedding, the eleventh book in the series, and absolutely LOVED it.

Resort 2016

June 12, 2015

resort 2016

I thought I'd follow up on my Fendi Resort 2016 post by sharing more favourite collections of mine from this season. There were plenty of standout Resort looks this year (like the Erdem, DKNY and Versace numbers featured in the above photo), but as far as cohesive collections go, Rochas, Lanvin and Marc Jacobs were easily best in show!