Category: Music

MusicLuLu*s Presents: The Digital Album!



Here at LuLu*s we have three major loves: fashion, our customers, and music. Because we love you guys so very, very much, we decided to mix all three of those things together to make one amazing deal. May we present our first Digital Album!
 
 
Here’s the scoop: we compiled eight ah-mazing up-and-coming bands for you to download and to complement your badass fashion self in your new LuLu*s duds. So when you order from us you get this Digital Album sampler card FREE! We hand picked all the artists on the album to complement our wardrobe and yours. Check out each artist on the sampler below. 
 
There’s more: each week on the blog, we will be featuring interviews and more from each artist on the album so you can learn more about these amazing musicians and songs. And just remember ladies, in the end this is all for you guys. Without you, we would be nothing, and we just want to say we’ll love you until infinity. Hope you enjoy our gift to you!
xoxo

MusicLil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” Goes Platinum

 

 
Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 in its first week, the second largest opening sales week of the year. By now, it has already sold more than a million copies and set a record for the most iTunes digital albums sold in its first four days! With a music career already spanning two decades, Wayne has already scored a reputation as one of the biggest moguls of our time. Featured on the album are his two smash-hit singles “6 Foot 7 Foot” and “How to Love.”
 
I couldn’t wait to purchase Tha Carter III‘s proper follow-up, Tha Carter IV, but the album surprised me by being one of my least favorite Weezy albums. Don’t get me wrong; there are a couple amazing songs, like “John” featuring Rick Ross, and “She Will” featuring Drake. What turned me off, however, was that at least two-thirds of the songs on the album were slow, including “How to Love,” “How to Hate” featuring T-Pain, “Nightmares of the Bottom,” and “So Slow” featuring John Legend. The album isn’t bad – I just prefer a more fast-paced Lil Wayne sound to dance to.
 
 
There are a lot of great features from artists like Rick Ross, André 3000, Drake, John Legend, and T-Pain; and even if you’re not keen on the pace (like me), these guest appearances make the album worth listening to.
 
“Thanks for giving us a whole ‘nother classic with Tha Carter IV,” huffs Busta Rhymes. “It’s important that you are more than welcome to Tha Carter IV, and y’all enjoy it,” advises André 3000. 
 
 
Shockingly, the 28-year-old artist has hinted at retirement and that this “may be the last album Wayne releases.” If this is true, then I had higher hopes for this album. Regardless, nothing will make this girl stop loving Lil Wayne, and I look forward to see how the rest of his musical career will evolve. 

Hear it for yourself! You can listen to the entire album here
 
(photos courtesy of rollingstone.com

BeautyNails by The Biebs!

What can’t this mini-mogul do? This Justin Bieber beauty craze comes in a small and colorful bottle. What could it be? No, it is not a love potion to make The Biebs fall head over heels for you! Tap into your inner Belieber with this fresh line of nail polishes in an array of colors! The 17 year old designed a line of polish for Nicole by OPI called One Less Lonely Girl Collection this past October. Although it has been out for a while, I can’t wait to get ahold of a few bottles of my own! With his signature purple and plenty of primary colors in the mix, this line has clever names such as One Less Lonely Glitter, One Time Lime and Give Me the First Dance. 

Personally, I love the glitter shade on the top left. It has chunks of multi-colored glitter and would be perfect layered on top of a light blue polish. I love statement polish and these shades are not for the faint of heart. They would make the perfect gift for the Bieber-loving teen (or adult!) in your life.

I think that Justin wants his nails painted, in the shade of Step 2 the Beat of My ♥. What do you think?

FashionWeekend Inspiration: Vicki from Magpie Girl

Happy Friday! After a long week and very chilly temperatures I was really excited to see some inspirational images by the lovely Vicki of Magpie Girl. She has a fashion blog with absolute cute overload! Every outfit is girly and on trend. What really drew me in was the super saturated images vibrant with pinks, greens, oranges and rich neutrals.

When days are grey and rainy the best thing you can do is put on a favorite song and collect some visual inspiration to keep your mind open and creative. At least, thats what I think! So enjoy these beautiful pictures. If you are feeling adventurous and a little experimental play the video below for a full transport to another state of mind! Glasser is one of my favorite new singers and her angelic voice combined with electronic and abstract elements really put the mind at ease.

MusicFeelin So Fly: Dev and Indie Pop!

 
Rarely do I stay up past midnight, but last Friday, I’m so glad I did. In a marathon of old movies and crocheting mittens, I was able to catch Last Call with Carson Daly, and learn all about Indie Pop!
 
If you’ve ever heard of The Far East Movement, or a little song called “Like a G6″, then you’ve heard some of the mastery produced in this LA based “hybrid-production company”.
 
Among other things, Indie Pop’s mission is to “uncover young, raw talent and provide the time, resources, and TLC necessary to build them into powerhouse’s in the music industry.”
 
One of their discovered treasures is the hip young artist know as Dev.
 

Featured in “Like a G6″, Dev is that cute hipster gal who sings the powerful and catchy hook, which was sampled from her own release, “Booty Bounce”.
 

 

 
Dev’s newest project with “The Cataracs” was just released November 15th, and we can’t wait to see where she will pop up next!