Lets celebrate Father’s Day in style this year. Dads have evolved from their quintessential roles, and they do a lot when it comes to their children. So, why not splurge a little and show him exactly how much he means to you and your family. Here’s PrettynPoppington’s top 5 gifts for a younger dad. Happy Father’s Day!
Haurex Mens Maestro Black Dial Chronograph Watch $925
Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Pirate Black $1499.99
PlayStation 4 500GB Console – Call of Duty Black Ops III Bundle $350.00
“Let’s Paint” collection by fashion designer Delia Alleyne. www.DeliaAlleyne.com
High fashion with Caribbean inspiration is the perfect look for Summer 2016. Bold colorful trendsetting pieces is what you’ll get with the Let’s Paint collection by Delia Alleyne. Residing in Trinidad and Tobago, Delia creates fashions tailored towards confident women. “Painting is like a metaphor for life…“, explains Delia. “We are born as blank canvases waiting to be. Then moment by moment; stroke by stroke… We create life’s memories by applying one colorful moment in our life at a time.” The “Let’s Paint” women’s fashion collection offers a splash of colorful contrast against black silhouettes. The line was introduced during the September 2015 market week in New York City. Rompers, jackets, funky trousers and that classic little black dress are available in the collection. Do not hesitate to shop and browse more fashions at www.deliaalleyne.com.
“Let’s Paint” collection by fashion designer Delia Alleyne. www.DeliaAlleyne.com
Taneka Reaves and Johnny Caldwell, better known as the “Cocktail Bandits” at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Photo by K. Marie Lewis-Fox
When I look at the image above I see two pioneering beautiful black women that has invaded an industry that is predominantly ran by Caucasians, stylishly created their own lane, and has made skeptics into believers. Best of all they are from Charleston SC, the place where I was born and raise, and the place that I call home. I have encountered these two at events on the Charleston scene, but I do not know them personally, and still I am extremely proud of their accomplishments. Taneka Reaves and Johnny Caldwell has been featured on NBCNews/NBCBLK highlighting what they know (cocktails) and what they do best (mixology).
Taneka Reaves and Johnny Caldwell are shaking up the cocktail and beverage game.
The duo, better known as the Cocktail Bandits, presented to a sold out room during this year’s Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. It was their second time at the four-day celebration of southern cuisine, which took place June 2-5.
The seminar engaged the history of beverages in South Carolina “from moonshine to craft beer to sweet tea.” The self-proclaimed Southern Libationists shared the history of select beverages while attendees had a chance to taste.
Karmin? Who’s Karmin? Karmin is only the dope ass duo that became YouTube sensations after covering Chris Brown’s look at me now featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes a few years back, April 12, 2011 to be exact. If that hasn’t refreshed your memory you need to come out from under the rock you’ve been sleeping under, but until then I’ll just tell you more. Amy Heidemann, the female half of Karmin, has amazing vocals and a natural flow when it comes to rap. Rather she’s rapping a cover or her own bars she kills it every time. Her fiance, Nick Noonan, is the talented keyboardist in the background doing his thing. The two got signed back in 2011 and now has out two singles, “Hello” and “Brokenhearted” they both have landed in Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart and reached number one on the dance chart.The two are at it again with their new remix cover of Panda, by Desiigner. And for the record, I like their version better, but don’t take my word for it, judge for yourself and tell me know what you think below.
This guy is so emotional over seeing his bride walk down the aisle is so heart jerking how he can’t contain himself. Man oh man, this is beautiful. I feel like this could be me one day living in a real life bridal fantasy of black, successful love. Black love is beautiful. Get some.
Have you ever walked into an event not having expectations and was elated to be completely blown away? Well, I just had my first experience of real and raw musical emotions. J Vive, Carolina Breeze, Savvy, and Main of Gripp Ent, are four musically talented individuals in Charleston SC doing big things in these streets.You don’t have to take my word for it, so watch for yourself. I’m more than sure you too will be bopping your head with a sick groove, and when you do make sure you don’t miss the next Gripp Ent Unplugged event.
Hello faithful readers, if your still there, All thirty thousand of you. I am in the process of a revamp and relaunch of PrettynPoppington. I know some of you darlings are pissed off and irritated at my inconsistency, so for that I have to apologize…Apologies. The way I look at things is, life happens, and in life you have to revamp and relaunch and that’s exactly what I have been doing so that I can be 100% committed and faithful to my passion, PrettynPoppington.
In with the new
With that being said, expect to see new posts, videos and Interviews starting Fall 2016 with blog post topics focusing on crisp original indie talent from the Carolina’s and beyond. This coming fall will be a great start for the new PrettynPoppington. Expect to see more esthetic changes as I will enjoy the personal challenge of building my readers back up to 30k per month and more. Lego!!!
VH1 did an article on the top 15 female rappers to look out for in 2015, The list is quite interesting. Some of the MC’s that made the list has definitely made an impact this year and will continue to make their mark into 2016, and others I haven’t heard of. That’s not to say that they’re not doing big things, I simply haven’t heard of them. I’m no rap authority, I just like what I like, which just so happens to end up very popular or mainstream. So, with that being said, I have an eye for things and people that are poppington (pun intended).The top 15 ladies that were selected by VH1 are Angel Haze; Lizzo to Jungle Pussy; Tiffany Foxx to Nyemiah Supreme. Didn’t I just say that i’m tuned in to all things/people that are and will be poppington. Tiffany Fox, yes mam. I did a post on her a few years back (I’m tooting my horn) because I knew she would certainly make a mark, Nyemiah Supreme was also featured on a PrettynPoppington post along with other female MC’s apart of The Sisterhood of Hip Hop, a reality show that show cased women and their journey to success in the hip hop industry. I feel that VH1 has a pretty accurate list. My top three female MC’s for 2015 are as followed and check out hip hops female rap competition below.
Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez, and Sean Leon are three men putting in work to be the best. These guys are musical artists making their mark in the world of hip-hop. They are beating the odds when it comes to the quintessential dreams of most artist to “make it big” in the industry. With consistent radio play well over 200 thousand likes on YouTube and other social media outlets these men are hip-hops competition. It’s amazing what independent labels, self determination, unique style and talent can get you. Remember these names, I’m sure you’ll see them again.
Given the success of Straight Outta Compton, its clear that the West Coast’s hip-hop golden age still needs proper storytelling for a new generation. With that in mind, word circling the rumor mill is that the film will be followed up by a film charting the rise of Death Row Records. According to Dogg Pound lifer Daz Dillenger, Tupac and Snoop Dogg will be the subjects of “Dogg Pound For Life,” which also necessarily includes the story of one Suge Knight – who in real life wasn’t exactly enthralled with his portrayal in Straight Outta Compton. Although no casting has yet been confirmed, Dillenger did mention that Dr. Dre’s son – Curtis Young – will likely assume the role of his old man. Stay tuned for more information on “Dogg Pound For Life” as it arises. Author: Josh Davis Source: HYPETRAK
On the drive home “Let It Burn” came on the radio, yes I still listen to the radio, and I swear this song took me somewhere that I haven’t been in along time. I felt like I was on a mental trip to the land of loves milk and honey. Not that I’m in love or anything, nor have I found the love of my life (that ship has sailed and sank) but It felt wonderful to feel love through music. That’s the reason why Jazmine Sullivan is one of my favorite R&B artist. Her music is true blue R&B with soul that has a classic funk. I love this single. Check it out and fall in love along with me.
Kendrick Lamar interviews members form NWA in an informal sit down that discusses their thoughts on how they’ve evolved from the hard life of growing up in Compton LA, to how their lives have changed. Are they still the same young men that came straight out of Compton? Do they still relate their millionaire and billionaire status to the life and culture of gansta rap? Check out the interview and see for yourself.
I live for a good ole fashion “read”, yes I do. I’m not talking about a good book either. I’m talking about a finger waving, head swaying, heffa don’t get slapped read. If it’s warranted and deserved, to the point wear it’s clear that the person who’s getting their ass handed to them deserves it, I’m all for it. In this case Nykhor Paul did the reading, and unprepared so called professional makeup artist are the readies. Nykhor Paul is upset and vocally displayed her frustrations in an instagram post about “professional” industry makeup artist not having her shade of foundation when its time for her to get her makeup done for a professional shoot. First off I understand how she feels 100% and second of all I consider myself and industry professional makeup artist and I would NEVER ask the talent, client, or model to bring their own anything. That’s so unprofessional, It’s tasteless and pathetic, And I’m insulted as a makeup artist and a women of color. If your Casper white of blue black and your a professional industry artist or consider yourself a makeup artist in general you should have all shades covered across the board no excuses. If not, your slack and your craft is weak. I’m a little hard on this topic because it’s simple and the world of fashion and entertainment is full of an array of skin shades. So take this as a lesson learned and step your game up to where it’s supposed to be.
Dear white people in the fashion world!
Please don’t take this the wrong way but it’s time you people get your shit right when it comes to our complexion! Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don’t have to do anything but show up wtf! Don’t try to make me feel bad because I am blue black its 2015 go to Mac, Bobbi Brown, Makeup forever, Iman cosmetic, black opal, even Lancôme and Clinique carried them plus so much more. there’s so much options our there for dark skin tones today. A good makeup artist would come prepare and do there research before coming to work because often time you know what to expect especially at a show! Stop apologizing it’s insulting and disrespectful to me and my race it doesn’t help, seriously! Make an effort at least! That goes for NYC, London, Milan, Paris and Cape Town plus everywhere else that have issues with black skin tones. Just because you only book a few of us doesn’t mean you have the right to make us look ratchet. I’m tired of complaining about not getting book as a black model and I’m definitely super tired of apologizing for my blackness!!!! Fashion is art, art is never racist it should be inclusive of all not only white people, shit we started fashion in Africa and you modernize and copy it! Why can’t we be part of fashion fully and equally? ” ~Nykhor Paul~
I’m a track and field fan. Partly because I was a track and field superstar back in the day…in elementary school that is. Stono Park Elementary all day. Anyways, I came across this clip of a young lady being featured on CNN for her stellar speed and the road she travels leading her to the Olympics. Candace Hill is her name and running with speed is her gift. Setting a new world record of 10.98 in the 100 meter sprint is why this 16 year old is so popular. The high school athlete is a beautiful and talented young lady that has been thrown in front of the camera for all to see. This is just the beginning for Candace, so while she gets use to the camera we’ll get prepared to watch her career climb to “Olympic” heights.
Joshua J-Vive Harper a super talented musician in the classical and contemporary sense. This man plays instruments, (Don’t ask me how many, just know its a bunch) he can sing…sang! and he is a conscious lyricist. Why conscious you one may ask, because he cares about the lyrics that comes out of his mouth. They mean something.They’re not just a bunch of words that rhyme with word play mixed with a catchy tune. Lets be real that’s the basic recipe for a lot of these mainstream and some indie rappers today. With all his talents we can officially call him an artist, due to him being multi faceted in several areas of the arts and entertainment. Below is the video “Carolina All Day”, Charleston South Carolina that is. If your aware of current events and what takes place in US news then you’ll know that our city has been involved in quite a bit of issues lately. This song speaks to that and it has a cleaver twist at the end. Check it out leave a comment.