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Now Watching: You 1×2| “The Last Nice Guy in New York” | Recap

After last week‘s little “meet cute”, Joe is quite excited for his date with his latest obsession, Beck. The mysterious book keeper is found dancing around his apartment before watching Beck through the window yet again. To much of Joe’s dismay, Beck’s mind is still a little preoccupied with the fact that her so-called boyfriend, Benji, dropped off the face of the earth.

Because of this little dilemma, Joe decides to have a heart to heart with the trust fund baby living in the bookstore basement. Joe didn’t succeed in killing Benji the first time and now he has no idea what to do with him. It’s quite funny when Joe offers Benji breakfast, but alas he’s allergic to gluten. Sushi works, but it’s really not that type of situation.

After Benji denies having a girlfriend, he finally has an epiphany, realizing that Joe was the man in the cab. Benji could care less about Beck and practically gives Joe his blessing. That only really proves that Benji doesn’t deserve the girl at all.

Later in the day, the date finally happens. Beck goes into why she started writing and Joe goes into why he loves to read. But it’s interrupted when Peach calls Beck in regards to Benji. Joe takes this as a push to finish the job he started. Some may think that means kill the guy, but really Joe utilizes his social media skills to make it seem that Benji is off somewhere hooking up with other girls and getting high – which is what he usually does anyway.

Beck spends time with her girls agonizing over Benji and her perverted thesis advisor. The topic of sleeping with said professor comes up, and let’s just say that Joe isn’t the only one who has an obsession with Beck. From the way Peach squashed the “sleep with prof” idea,  it seems there’s a little more to it. But maybe not, especially when Peach brings up her anniversary of her parents’ divorce party.

Back in the basement, Joe is still prepping Benji’s social media. Benji can’t seem to believe that Joe is falling for Beck’s “hardworking writer” act. He’s still not winning any points in Joe’s book. Everyone perceives people differently. Benji tries to paint a picture in Joe’s head about Beck’s meeting with her advisor and Beck’s advisor has the same idea. But they are both far from the truth and Professor Pervy (yes, I’m calling him that) takes away the one thing Beck has been working for because of this.

But Joe comes to the rescue again. After Beck calls him to meet up, Joe steps up his flirting game as the two of them people watch. Beck starts talking about her day saying, “I’m starting to think I’m some kind of magnet for like dudes with serious issues.” I rolled my eyes as Joe smiled. And then Beck invites him to Peach’s party.

Remember Paco, Joe’s little prodigy? Well as he reads Joe’s latest recommendation, Frankenstein, I can’t help but think Joe is trying to justify himself as a hero. “He’s bad, but not all bad…”, Paco describes the monster, that is until Joe goes all bat shit crazy when Paco makes his way down to the basement.

Beck decides to spend a little time with Peach and complains about her financial woes. But the great Peach Salinger tries to save the day. Her intentions are nice, but Beck doesn’t want Peach to save her.

Before the party, Joe plays a little mind game with Benji and his artisanal soda. If he guesses which one is his soda, he gets to leave. But like Joe said earlier, Benji is a fraud and knows nothing about his own brand. After failing, Benji tries to get into Joe’s head again about Beck. Beck doesn’t want Joe. She wants to fit in, blah blah blah.

At the party, Joe is very quick to judge. This isn’t his type of party, nor are these people. “Brown people don’t bite,” Peach cracks a joke about Brown University students and both Joe and I raise our eyebrows. As Joe explores the great Salinger house, he finds a book that takes him back to his younger years working at the book store. And this is where we find out why Joe may have turned out the way he did. As a young teenager, it seems he didn’t read as much and it’s very clear to Mr. Mooney, the old owner. Mr. Mooney locks him in the basement box and it must be satisfying for Joe now to be in the position of the captor.

Peach interrupts his thoughts and I adore how inquisitive she is. She knows that Joseph is hiding something and that 2nd Joe/Beck meeting was not a coincidence. She tries to make it clear that Joe isn’t good enough and succeeds a little when Joe sees Beck with Benji 2.0. It’s quite sad, if you ask me. Here Joe is, trying to see past the surface and what Benji sees. But here’s Beck and everyone in her life sending him mixed signals. That is until Beck pays Joe a little visit on the balcony. He’s quite inspiring when Beck reveals that she’s trying so hard to fit in. And then she leans in right before pushing Joe right into the friendzone, “I’m glad we’re friends.”

As they leave the party, someone from Joe’s past happens to be in attendance. She brings up Candice and the way she supposedly left. Joe plays the victim card insinuating that the girl in question broke things off with him to run away with someone new. But with the way Joe has been mentioning Candice, it seems like Beck may be a Candice 2.0.

But Joe’s not all bad. His little balcony pep talk inspired Beck to stand up to the people bringing her down. First on that list, Professor Pervy. A part of me thought that Beck was going to give in to Prof Pervy, but she stood right up to him, revealing that she and 6 other girls are ready to come forward. He tried to threaten Beck back, but she stood her ground. Joe isn’t all bad, right?

I mean, Joe woke up and remembered to go feed Benji. He rushed to Benji’s side only to find him getting a little frantic and making a mess. But after he calms down, Benji makes a little deal, “I’ll know your biggest secret, and you’ll know mine.” Joe takes it. Turns out Benji was involved in a hazing incident that led to a death and it was caught all on camera.

But Joe has too much to lose especially since Beck decided the friendzone may not be right for her new friend – things turned around after she brings him a donut and a kiss. He can’t risk Benji ruining Beck again, ruining her character and typecasting her into something she isn’t. Benji was wrong about Joe not being a killer. And I bet he regretted that thought as he gulped down his coffee order, falling to the ground due to that damn peanut allergy.

TLDR version because I wrote too much:

Joe starts dating Beck, slowly pushing Benji out of the picture.
Beck introduces Joe to her so-called world.
Peach doesn’t like Joe. The feeling is mutual.
Joe convinces Beck to stand up for herself.
Joe’s not all bad. or something like that.
Joe kills Benji with peanut sauce.

So far, I’m intrigued. What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Adele

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Now Watching: You “Pilot” | A Recap

When you put three actors from three of my favorite shows ever, you better believe I’ll be watching. And with the tagline, “Not everyone wants to be followed,” one is lead to believe this is Gossip Girl x 100, which I am 100% okay with.

The series starts with a voice over by Joe (Penn Badgley) and I got major Gossip Girl vibes. Here Joe is, watching and recounting a girl’s every move right up until she approaches him. It’s creepy if you ask me, especially as he analyzes everything about her. You see, Joe’s a literary type. He’s a bookstore manager and seems to read people that he does books. When Joe and Beck (Elizabeth Lail) first interact, it’s oddly cute because they connect on the fact that people suck. Let’s face it…people are disappointing.  But as a viewer, the moment is ruined when Joe starts having pervy thoughts.

As Beck smiles and turns to leave the bookstore, Joe can’t keep his thoughts at bay. He feels like he needs to protect her from the world at all costs, but mainly from getting her heart broken like he did. How does he start? He Googles her. People do it all the time. But we all know Joe may go a little too far. “And there you were, every account set to public. You want to be seen, heard…known. Of course, I obliged,” Joe says to himself as a matter of fact. As Joe finds himself outside of Beck’s home staring at her in her towel through the window, I realize he’s that character that reminds us all to put all of our social media on private.

Joe memorizes Beck’s schedule, and I’m wondering when he’s going to “accidentally” run into her and have another so-called cute meeting. He even shows up at the bar where her and her friends celebrate a birthday. He hates them because they’re rich, snobby brats, especially that Peach (Shay Mitchell) – Beck’s nothing like them. “Your social media is a liar. It says you’re a happy go-lucky dilettante. But underneath it all, you seem like the genuine article,” Joe has a way of words. But when he gets jealous of booty call Benji, the on/off boyfriend, it’s a bit alarming. Benji leaves Beck unsatisfied. Moral of the story? Beck needs curtains. Ultimately, Joe needs to stop masturbating to Beck masturbating through the window.

Now, Joe doesn’t seem to have many friends, just like “Lonely boy”. But he seems to take on a big brother role for one of his neighbors’ child, Paco. It’s almost as if he wants to mold Paco to grow up just like him. It’s almost endearing. But when he brings up chivalry, I’m not sure Joe really knows what that is considering how he’s been stalking Beck. I almost spit out my water at the fact that Paco’s alcoholic stepfather sees right through Joe, calling him a freak.

The little interaction with the stepfather triggers something in Joe. He takes the stalking one notch higher, reporting a gas leak and simply walking in like it’s nothing. While Beck meets with her Professor, Joe goes directly to Beck’s laptop to get more dirt. Much to Joe’s dismay, Beck comes home earlier than expected and finds himself hiding in the shower. Luckily, Beck’s friends have perfect timing.

Off to Greenpoint we go! Beck has finally decided to participate in open mic night and let’s just say it was a train wreck. Her friends showed up for support, but hate the fact that they’re even there (Peach is a far cry from Shay Mitchell’s PLL character). Even Joe felt so bad, he had to leave. But fate brings the two together in a strange way. As Joe waits for his train, Beck and the drunk mess that she is, shows up too. In a flash, Beck falls over into the train tracks and Joe finally stops lurking in the shadows and becomes her knight in shining armor. But something tells me, this is exactly what Joe wanted.

As Beck sobers up she realizes how familiar Joe is. “I don’t want to sound like a stalker, but I think I know you,” she says, while I internally scream, “he’s the stalker!” Joe hails for a taxi and the naive Beck offers that he gets in on the ride. As Joe listens to Beck talk, we all know he already knows everything about her. Joe makes a rookie mistake when he mentions her poetry, but is quick enough to generalize that every young writer in New York writes poetry. Smooth, Joe, smooth.

Joe finally asks for Beck’s number as he drops her off at her apartment into Benji’s arms. But apparently she lost her phone at the subway, so email is the best communication. That doesn’t make sense because we saw she grabbed her phone, but she wasn’t sober enough to realize that and sadly, Joe just got to it first. As he leaves, he comes to a conclusion: Benji is not worthy of Beck’s time and he’s on a mission to make sure no more time is wasted.

And now comes the end of the Pilot episode? Remember when I mentioned that Joe and Paco’s relationship is a bit endearing? I’m not sure this relationship should continue. As Joe cheers the young boy up and shows him how to mend a ruined book spine in the private downstairs dungeon of the bookstore, he seems to reveal his plan for Benji. Lure him downstairs and hit him over the head with the right force, just like the spine of a book. And he succeeds. If only Benji got his head out of his ass, he’d realize that Joe is the guy that dropped off his girlfriend the other day. Serves him right, I guess. Joe has his chance and takes it, by asking Beck out via email of course.

TLDR version:

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy stalks girl. Boy saves girl from train. Boy kidnaps girl’s on/off boyfriend and hits him over the head. Boy scores a date with girl.

So far, I’m intrigued. What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Adele

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Looks I Love: 2018 Academy Awards #ManCrushMonday Edition

Last night the ladies rocked the #Oscars red carpet, but a lot of the men cleaned up very nicely as well. Some showed up in classic black tuxedos, while others decided to go against tradition and added some color and style. So before my Monday ends, here’s a special dedication to those guys.

90th Academy Awards

Timothee Chalamet followed last night’s trend of white on the red carpet dressed in an ivory tux by Berluti. He finished off the look with some black dress shoes and couldn’t look more perfect. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America) via Zimbio|

 

Armie Hammer gave a new meaning to red velvet in this suit by Giorgio Armani. His look was definitely a contrast compared to his Call Me By Your Name co-star Timothee, but it looked great when the two were pictured together. | Photo Source: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Chadwick Boseman looked like a King last night in an all black ensemble by Givenchy Haute Couture. After the success of Black Panther, I wouldn’t expect anything else. I loved the long coat with the grey detail. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

 

Gael Garcia Bernal, best known for his role in Mozart in the Jungle, represented Disney Pixar’s latest hit, Coco. He did a beautiful job performing the lullaby version of “Remember Me” last night and looked good in a navy Dior suit. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

 

Tom Holland left his Spidey suit behind for a custom Hermès suit.  It was fitted perfectly and was suiting for his age. My favorite part of the look was the double breasted jacket. | Photo Source: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Ansel Elgort walked the red carpet with girlfriend Violetta Komyshan in matching Tom Ford ensembles. The Baby Driver star went with a little more color on the top in a green velvet jacket with satin lapels. | Photo Source: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Daniel Kaluuya kept it classic in Brunello Cucinelli with black slacks, but added light brown into the mix, in what appears to be a suede jacket. The fit looked perfect on the breakout star of Get Out. | Photo Source: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Let’s not forget the men who couldn’t make it to the ceremony:

Mercedes-Benz USA Official Awards Viewing Party

 

Navy was a popular color among the men’s suits. BFFs Chord Overstreet and Glen Powell practically matched, and Kendrick Sampson spiced it up a bit more with a velvet jacket.

 

26th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party

 

It was a Glee reunion last night! But it’s too bad we didn’t see any pictures of Darren Criss and Chris Colfer. Sebastian Stan took it up a notch with a navy jacket with a lot of detail.

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones

 

A lot of Hollywood’s couples stepped out together last night. Both Liam Hemsworth and G-Eazy looked extremely in love with their counterparts, Miley Cyrus and Halsey. Personally, I loved G-Eazy’s whole ensemble with the velvet jacket and the loafers. Spiderman star Tom Holland changed his outfit from the main event and stepped into a maroon ensemble by Dolce&Gabbana.

Which guys are your #ManCrushMonday?

xoxo,

Adele

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Looks I Love: 90th Academy Awards

Tonight marked the 90th year of the Academy Awards also known as the 2018 Oscars. The ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood and Highland Center, across the street and a few doors down from the 1st ceremony’s location back in 1929, The Roosevelt Theater.

90 years of film was celebrated tonight and I loved all of the montages of movies through the years. However, if I were to be honest, out of this year’s nominated movies, I only watched one (Coco). And if I were to continue to be honest, I watch mainly for the red carpet fashion. But you already knew that! So without further ado…

Taraji P. Henson was one of the first actresses I saw on the red carpet tonight and I instantly loved her look. The Empire star was styled in a black custom Vera Wang gown. The tulle gown featured an extremely high front slit, but Taraji worked the red carpet like it was nothing. I also loved the sheer sleeve attachments. I feel like she always pushes the limits on the red carpet and she does a great job each time. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Gina Rodriguez sparkled in a nude Zuhair Murad gown. As soon as I saw this dress, it seemed so familiar to me and I still can’t shake that feeling. But nonetheless, this dress was gorgeous. I loved the low cut neckline, the silver embellishment, and the train. As she walked the red carpet with her beau, she looked like a beautiful princess in love! | Photo Source:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Zendaya will always appear on my “Looks I Love” series. She’s the fashion inspiration of her generation. Tonight, the Greatest Showman star kept it neutral in a brown Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress. The chiffon dress showcased an off the shoulder look and she looked like a chic goddess. Zendaya dresses her age and doesn’t try to conform to any specific look or expectation, and that’s what I absolutely love about her. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Margot Robbie was part of one of the biggest fashion trends of the night. Many actresses showed up in neutral colors, specifically white. The Best Actress nominee was stunning in a white Chanel dress. The off the shoulder dress featured some detail draped across the neckline before going off to form sleeves. The corset bodice clung perfectly to her, making her a vision in white. Out of all the white dresses, this was definitely my favorite. | Photo Source: Source: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Emma Stone was absolutely stunning tonight. And she wasn’t even wearing a lavish gown. She went a complete 180 from last year’s golden and glamorous Givenchy gown. She walked the red carpet and presented in a Louis Vuitton pantsuit. She wore a maroon colored, satin blazer belted with pink. She kept it simple on the bottom with some black slacks and black heels. I liked how she went against the norm tonight. Emma’s one of those actresses that keeps it real. I wish I could be BFFs with Emma [and Jennifer Lawrence]. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

While the above looks were my favorites, those weren’t the only looks I loved! Here are a few other looks that caught my eye tonight:

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Let me know who your favorites were in the comments!

xoxo,

Adele

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Looks I Love: 24th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards

The 2018 red carpet season continued tonight with the 24th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. Kristen Bell served as the very first host of the award show. Morgan Freeman took home the Lifetime Achievement Award. And of course the audience was full of beautiful people. Here were some of my favorite looks of the night:

Natalia Dyer – The Stranger Things actress walked the red carpet alongside co-stars Dacre Montgomery and Joe Keery in a two tone Christian Dior Haute Couture dress. The dress started with a sheer black top and continued on with a white printed skirt. The recently turned 21-year-old finished off the look with a bun and looked as elegant as ever. | Photo Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Halle Berry – The former Catwoman graced the red carpet in a custom Pamella Roland gown. The nude gown had sequined detail from head to toe, while the black tulle train amplified the look. She confidently showed off her assets and honestly does not look her age at all! | Photo Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Mandy Moore – The This Is Us star shimmered in a  Ralph Lauren dress. Her and her fellow female cast mates all decided to walk the carpet in royal blue proving that this cast/family is truly deserving of the the Best Ensemble award. The neckline is somewhat conservative, but she kept it low cut in the back. I loved the soft curls she paired along with the look. | Photo Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Yara Shahidi – Yara Shahidi proves to be a force to reckon with in her generation. The Grown-ish star chose to wear a black Ralph Lauren jumpsuit. She definitely stood out in the crowd. But this wasn’t just an ordinary strapless jumpsuit. What made it elegant and perfect for the SAG awards was the flowy train. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Millie Bobby Brown – The young fashion icon of her generation decided to continue on with Calvin Klein by Appointment  just like she did at the 2018 Golden Globes. She kept it young with a blush colored high-low dress, but my favorite part of the look was the fact that she chose to wear white Converse. Walking the red carpet in heels isn’t always comfortable, so she said screw it. And it’s absolutely cute on her. | Photo Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Kristen Bell – The host of the night decided to walk the carpet in a pink J. Mendel gown. The strapless gown had floral detail from the top to bottom. The gown was tight fitting at the top but the skirt flared out and to me she looked like a Disney princess. The low bun and subtle makeup completed the look. Throughout the show, she let her hair down and opted for black gowns and she looked great! I’ve loved Kristen Bell ever since she was that investigative high school student who pretty much broke the rules all the time (Veronica Mars)So I think she was the perfect person to host the SAGs for the first time. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Let me know who your favorites were in the comments!

xoxo,

Adele

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New Music Friday: “Camila” | A review.

I woke up this morning and saw the headline, “Camila Cabello’s debut album is breaking records,” and a part of me is proud to see that girl who started with the X-Factor’s Fifth Harmony in 2012 do so well. The other part of me was sad that it couldn’t work out with my favorite girl group. As a huge 5H fan, it was bittersweet. In a perfect world, they’d all be happy for each other. But that’s none of my business. 

Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony over a year ago and has been working on making it solo [even when she was with the group]. In 2016 she collaborated with artists such as Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly, and in 2017 began her solo journey by releasing her first single, “Crying in the Club.” To be honest, I wasn’t really a fan of that song, but after that she had several hit singles and features including my personal favorite, “Havana.”

Today, she finally released her first solo album, self-titled “Camila”, formerly known as “The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving” . According to Billboard, it has reached the #1 spot on iTunes in over 90 countries all over the world. She’s proven to be a force to be reckoned with.

Let’s get to it!

  1. “Never be the Same” – This track was released prior to the whole album release. To me it sets the tone of the whole album – reminiscent of love and relationships. She talks of an intoxicating love, someone who comes along and leaves a huge impact on her life. I’m not sure if it’s a positive impact, but the girl sounds addicted to this love. It’s one of the few electronic tracks, but it’s not overdone. She has a lot of control in the song.It sounds like the Camila we’re so used to hearing (in 5H), but also a little toned down.
  2. “All These Years” – Because I’m a sucker for slower tracks, I love this song. It’s not a ballad or anything like that, but it has a stripped down, acoustic sound I love. Keeping in tact with the love, she sings about reuniting with a past love, maybe the one that got away? I think about these things too, Camila, so I totally get it. It’s definitely not a song you’d expect to be dancing to during your nightlife shenanigans.
  3. “She Loves Control” – After “All These Years,” we are hit with a more upbeat song, with a little Latin flavor. It’s doesn’t reach the level of “Havana”, but it’s enough to get you moving. Camila is most definitely singing about herself in the third person. She loves control, so you better let her have it.
  4. “Havana” feat. Young Thug – As much as I love this song now, it took me a while to get into it. This song is what today’s kids call, “lit”. She takes the listener back to her roots, where she was born and raised. It’s another track with Latin flavor and it’s more upbeat. It’s more so an ode to her home town rather than a past love. It’s also the only track with a feature, but I’m sure it would have been a hit otherwise. Daddy Yankee appeared on the remix for this song with Camila singing Spanish for the opening verse.
  5. “Inside Out” – I’m still trying to figure out what this song sounds like. I’m getting a more pop, island, mellow vibe, if that’s even thing. However, it doesn’t feel like it fits in the album, as it’s the most diverse. Honestly, it’s not my favorite, but without a doubt it’s another upbeat song that will get you bopping your head.
  6. “Consequences” – The album seems to shift at this point – it goes from upbeat to a little heartbreaking. “Consequences” is another slower track with that stripped down feeling. The piano melody is simple and paired with Camila’s vocals, the song hits you right in the feels. As I listen to the lyrics and the ending, “Loving you was sunshine, but then it poured. And I lost so much more than my senses, ’cause loving you had consequences,” I sit here wondering who broke Camila’s heart. Lyrically, this proves that Camila has a way with words and is blossoming into a more experienced songwriter.
  7. “Real Friends” –  This was another track that was pre-released. It was released alongside “Never Be the Same” and was clearly different from the opening track. “Real Friends” is actually my favorite track on this album. It’s another stripped down track with an acoustic guitar and when I first heard it last month, I knew I had to learn it. Anyways, this song, to me was the most heartbreaking. It’s not a love song about some guy who broke her heart, but a song about trying to find, what the title suggests, “real friends.” It touched upon “feeling so alone in every crowded room” and that became one of my favorite lines. One could easily think that this was inspired by her fall out with the members of Fifth Harmony – just when I finally thought I was over it.
  8. “Something’s Gotta Give” – Continuing on with the heartbreak, Cabello keeps it slow in this track. If you’ve ever heard, Bruno Mars’ “Talking to the Moon,” this song has a similar sound to it. That addictive love she sang about in the beginning seems to come to an end in this track. Again with the lyrics, we’re hearing a more mature Camila Cabello. It’s definitely a break up track you’d be singing along to when going through a heartbreak.
  9. “In the Dark” – As I listen to this song, the line “LA doesn’t feel like home” makes me feel like Camila has a love/hate relationship with the city, or more so the LA lifestyle. It almost feels like a follow up on “Real Friends” as she has a conversation with someone caught up with the LA lifestyle, asking them to bear their truths and come clean “in the dark” so to speak. This song also ends the vulnerable sound we heard in the last few songs.
  10. “Into It” – The vulnerability is completely thrown out the door with this song. She shows us her sexy side with this track starting off with the line, “I’m not a psychic, but I see myself all over you.” This song is where the album comes full circle. She starts this relationship then goes through the heartbreak and then gets over it and starts again. She’s confident in this one and to be honest, this has a Fifth Harmony sound if that makes sense

Overall, this album kind of went through different stages in a relationship. Again, a lot of it was stripped down and vulnerable. We saw a more mature side of Camila Cabello, but also a softer side. When she was in Fifth Harmony, she always seemed to make herself stand out and that she did. But with this album, I didn’t feel like someone was trying too hard. There weren’t elaborate voice tricks or an overload of runs – it didn’t feel forced, if that makes sense? She also had the chance to showcase her song writing skills and creativity, which any artist would be happy to do.  Camilla Cabello proved she isn’t just a one hit wonder or girl group has been. With the success of her singles and the clear success of this album, she can make it on her own.

What are your feelings on the first solo breakout of Fifth Harmony?

xoxo,

Adele

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Looks I Love: 2018 Golden Globes

Red carpet season has begun. And this year is more significant than the past years. Why? Because everyone showed up in black to show solidarity with the #MeToo movement and TIME’S UP.  The #MeToo movement gained more traction last year after Harvey Weinstein and many other men in Hollywood were exposed to be sexual predators. The TIME’s UP movement is set to continue the conversation about sexual harassment, abuse, and inequality towards women not only in Hollywood, but all around the world. And it was definitely a beautiful red carpet last night.

And with that being said, here are some of my favorite looks of the night.

The Next Generation

Katherine Langford – The 13 Reasons Why star and Best Actress in a Drama nominee attended her first Golden Globes in a Prada gown. The long sleeve, low cut gown also had some beaded detail around the waistline which paired very nicely with the Chopardjewelry. Although she is a rookie to the red carpet, she looked very poised. |Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

Millie Bobby Brown – Millie has a few red carpets under her belt especially after the success of Stranger Things. The 13 year-old proved again to be a future fashion icon when she stepped on the Golden Globes red carpet wearing a Calvin Klein by Appointment dress fit for her age. It was modern and chic and not many people could pull it off. |Photo Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

Dove Cameron – Out of the three, Dove’s overall look was my favorite. She was the epitome of a classic Hollywood actress in this strapless Monique Lhuillier gown. I could have done without the bow, but the hair, makeup, and jewelry were all on point and contributed to the whole look. |Photo Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

The Presenters

Viola Davis – Viola Davis has been gracing the Golden Globes red carpet for years and every year she radiates so much confidence that’s very inspiring. This year was not an exception as she walked the red carpet and presented in a Brandon Maxwell gown. She was all smiles and I just remembered that I need to catch up on How to Get Away With Murder. |Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

Alicia Vikander – The former Golden Globe nominee continues to make waves in Hollywood as she is set to star in the 2018 adaptation of Tomb Raider. This year she walked the red carpet in Louis Vuitton. The dress had a lot of beaded detail and looked fairly modest with a high neckline and long sleeves, but when Alicia turned around, the open back was displayed. She brought sexy back! |Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

The Nominees

Jessica Biel – To be honest, I had no idea Jessica Biel was back on television so it was a nice surprise to see her walk the red carpet. The Sinner star showed up in a Dior Haute Couture gown alongside husband, Justin Timberlake. The strapless gown was a combination of tulle and velvet and Mr. Timberlake could not take his eyes off of his wife. |Photo Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

Issa Rae – The Insecure star and Best Actress nominee walked the red carpet in a low cut, deep V-neck Prabal Gurung gown. Her dress shimmered as she rocked the red carpet and showed off some leg. She oozed confidence and left any insecurities at home, proving she’s come a long way from that Awkward Black Girl. |Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

Allison Janney Last night, she took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in I, Tonya and she did it in one of my favorite dresses of the night. While most of the dresses on the carpet were solid black, Janney sported a black and white Mario Dice dress. It was intricately cut and almost looked as if it was painted white in certain areas, creating a butterfly effect. |Photo Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

Margot Robbie The star of I, Tonya was part of the Gucci gang when she stepped onto the red carpet last night. While her co-star Allison Janney had color detail on the upper part of her dress, Margot opted for a dress with some silver, floral detail on the lower half. |Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

The Actresses I Look Up To

Emilia Clarke The Game of Thrones star was all smiles when she walked the Golden Globes red carpet in a Miu Miu dress. The solid black dress had an off-the-shoulder/lowcut neckline with a little black bow in the front and a high slit in the back. She also showed off he platinum blonde hair and like many other GoT fans, I’m in disbelief that we have to wait another year for the final season – especially after that season 7 finale. |Photo Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

Jamie Chung – If you didn’t know, Jamie Chung is one of my fashion inspirations. She’s one of the reasons I think about my OOTDs! For her first look of the night, Jamie stepped out in a strapless Ermanno Scervino creation. She rocked leather on the top and tulle on the bottom displaying a playful yet edgy look. One way her look stood out among a sea of black was the fact that she had mismatched Sophia Webster heels, one white and one black. I wouldn’t be surprised if she just started a hot fashion trend! |Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.|

Bonus: The Men in Black

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