A natural musical icon, it was only a matter of time that Gwen Stefani was going to start her own clothing line. I admire her choice and her penchant for picking fabulously well coordinated pieces that really make an outfit pop. Gwen Stefani has great fashion sense. L.A.M.B. is a fashion line by American singer Gwen Stefani, the lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. The line manufactures apparel and fashion accessories. The line was founded in 2003 but made its runway debut the following year in 2004. The fashion line manufactures accessories like shoes, watches, bags and a fragrance called "L" as well. The name is an acronym of her debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. The line is influenced by a variety of fashions cultures, including Guatemalan, Japanese, Indian, and Jamaican styles. Stefani came from a line of seamstresses. This further inspired her to launch her own fashion line. The line achieved popularity among celebrities and is worn by stars such as Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton and Stefani herself. The fashion line made a runway debut in the spring collection of 2004, and achieved mainstream success at New York Fashion Week in 2005 and currently makes an annual gross income of $90 million. The line, as well as the fashion shows were well received by critics and appreciated the indulgence of a celebrity into the fashion world. An additional fashion line was also launched by Stefani called Harajuku Lovers.
Widely recognized for her trend setting personal style and natural elegance, Gwen Stefani created L.A.M.B., an acronym for Love Angel Music Baby, out of her love of design and fashion. L.A.M.B. is a luxurious collection of clothing, handbags, shoes and fragrance, based on Stefani’s personal style and aesthetic. “L.A.M.B. represents all things that I love. It’s very much about my style and how I put things together. L.A.M.B. is a line that I want to wear every day,” explains Gwen. The brand is defined by Gwen’s innate sense of style which often features a playful juxtaposition between classic Hollywood movie star glamour and more modern and casual street influences. L.A.M.B. is always a mixture of vintage inspiration mashed up with modern and futuristic elements. Gwen says, “My favorite thing is mixing old with new and feminine with masculine. I like the contrast and the clash and the resulting balance you get from mixing soft and hard elements. I go back to that inspiration over and over again.”
L.A.M.B. has come a long way in eight years. What began as six months of designing apparel in Gwen’s kitchen has grown into a full collaborative effort with extensive retail sales and partnerships. Gwen says, “L.A.M.B. is something that can be lasting and something I can continue to do in the future with a family. It’s like a seed that I planted and it’s going to grow into something amazing. I’m not always going to be running around doing cartwheels on stage for the rest of my life. Designing is something that I’ve always loved and dreamed about and L.AM.B. It just keeps getting better every season.” And it has, I love everything about Gwen’s line and can’t wait for the new season of clothing to come out this year.
Karina Bradley was at CertiFYD Production’s Recording Studio in Philly Recording vocals for Papoose’s “2010 Obituary” (Farewell)… This is a BIG Honor for Karina, for Papoose to ask her to feature on this track!
The track is a tradition for the Lyricist… it will be released tomorrow-
This was my VERY First Music Video… I was an extra for Augustus Films and Platinum Camp Productions. I had so much fun!! It is so funny how life works and how things fall right into place!
What is even CRAZIER is that this was less than 2 years ago!! And in a Blink of an eye I am blessed with all that I have going on… I am working on my 6th Major Music Video, over 18 Million online views, fans, friends etc. And my OWN Music Video for “Everybody Knows” Ft. Papoose and TF Mafia hits almost 12 Million views on World Star Hip Hop… It is CRAZY how things work out-
OMG! Their back at it! This is awesome! What a great way to honor the late great pop star Michael Jackson!
Here is the original post from popeater.com:
The Filipino prisoners who became YouTube sensations for their staged version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ are at it again. This time 1500 or so inmates from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (under the direction of MJ’s choreographer Travis Payne and dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid) perform a dance number to Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us.’
Sony Pictures’ Fritz Friedman told USA TODAY, “We thought it would be a great idea to pay homage to MJ on the occasion of the release of ‘This Is It’ by going to Cebu and having Travis work with the dancers to create this piece which is from the film.”
According to reports, Payne arranged a surprise visit to meet the performers in the high security prison. Once there, Payne spent two hours on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 teaching the dancers the routines from Jackson’s tune.
Their original YouTube footage, uploaded in mid-July, shows the prisoners dancing to the Michael Jackson song ‘Thriller’ and has been viewed more than 10 million times.
I just want to take this time and shout out a very special person… DJ Shyne. I recently did a radio interview for his Thursday Show. It was my first interview! I had such a great time! Make sure you check him out online at:
Alicia Keys has been a great inspiration for my music career. Her talent and voice are admirable for anyone in the music industry. I thought it would be only right to cover one of her most successful tracks that she had. I did a cover for Alicia Keys song titles “Fallin’”. Doing the cover allowed me to show off my vocal range as well salute one of the best in the business, Alicia Keys. I even put my own spin on it!
I want to thank LA Dubb from Phoreground Studios for helping mix and record the track. LA Dubb is the one of the most talented producers in the game.
Did anyone else get snowed in? I DID! We had over a foot of snow here and it is still snowing!
But I still did not get a day off! I worked out early this morning and then spent all day working on my music and upcoming performances.
I have a busy new year coming up! I will be performing live on January 7th in Boston at the Grand Opening of Club Pearl. Then on January 8th I will be the head model for the celebrity boxing fight starring Jose Canseco. On January 9th I will be live at Club Recess in Olde City Philadelphia!
What a late night! I was in the studio late last night laying down my vocals for the remix to TF Mafia’s hit “Everybody Knows”. I was in the La Sala recording studio on 14th Street in East Village New York.
I want to send a special thanks to TF Mafia for showing up and staying late in the studio! We did not get home until 5 a.m.! Paulee Zance, Rab, SK Tha Don were great and offered some great tips on making sure this remix is hot!
It was a long night but we had a great time! We were acting silly, we order food, and we did what we do best… make great music!
I got like 3 hours of sleep and I was right back at it this morning at 8 a.m.
I had a very productive weekend! I had the chance to catch up with long time friend Paulee Zance from TF Mafia. We covered a ton of things! Paulee has some great ideas for me. I cannot wait to roll out the next phase!
Paulee founded “Together Forever” in 1984 in Brooklyn New York, the Organization has made a serious mark on this world and I am so excited to be working with Zance.
I’m heading up to New York on Wednesday December 16th to record my part for the “Everybody Knows” remix track.
I have reached over 400,000 plays on Myspace! Thank you to all my friends and fans who have listened. You can hear my 4 singles, “Buy Me that”, “Dance Floor Diva”, “Buy You That” ft Jakk Frost and “Damn I Look Good” on my Myspace Music Page.
Listen to my song “Dance Floor Diva” on the radio. This past week DJ Shyne played “Dance Floor Diva” on the radio during his show, E.C.F. Radio Presents Thurd Thursdays – NOV 2009. His show featured music by 50 cent, Rihanna, and many more. If you want to download it and listen to his radio DJ Shyne‘s radio show click here.
I want to give a special thanks to DJ Cosinus for adding “Dance Floor Diva” to the RnB 2 HipHop Vol.9 (Hosted By Tydis). I downloaded the mix tape and it sounds awesome! The mix tape features artist such as Beyonce, Nikki Minaj, The Game, Ludacris and many more. You can find the mixtape on tbohiphop.net. If you want to download it yourself click here!
01. DJ Cosinus & Tydis – Intro
02. Tydis – Ridah
03. Iyaz – Replay
04. Serani ft. Chevy P – Chauffeur
05. The Game ft. Richie Wess – My B*tch
06. Monique Moy ft. T Hud – Mean Shoe Game
07. Pittsburgh Slim ft. Dirt Nasty – Popular With The Ladies
08. Mishon ft. Sean Garrett – Tell Me What It Is
09. Project Lionheart – Light Up The Darkness
10. C-Tru – Rock That Body
11. Flo Rida – Keep It Pouring
12. Lyrical Eye ft. Casely, Marka & Sway – Its Official
13. Beyonce ft. Nicki Minaj – Sweet Dreams (Remix)
14. Tydis – Right Round
15. David Guetta ft. Estelle & Fatman Scoop – One Love (Remix) 16. Karina Bradley – Dance Floor Diva
17. Illaj – Airplane
18. Tydis ft. Chingy – You Make Me Say
19. Machine Gun Kelly ft. Rock City – Leave Me Alone
20. Jigg – Loveshow
21. Tydis -24’s
22. Ludacris ft. Shawnna – How Low
23. Tydis – Plenty Money
24. Betrell ft. Bun B – She Bad
25. Bobby V ft. OJ Da Juiceman – Party, Party, Party
26. Yung Ro ft. Tydis – Push It Back
27. Loochie ft. Young Cash – She’s Perfect
28. Trigga T.R.I.G – Its About Time
29. Giovanni ft. Bigg Phill – Lights Off
30. Rob Gold – I’ve Been Searching
31. Yota – Baby Watch Me
32. Elephant Man ft. I-Shanwna – Take It
33. Jovi Rockwell – Killin Dem
34. Trina – Miami (Empire State Of Mind Remix)
35. Tydis – It Don’t Matter
36. Atiba ft. Rihanna – So Hard (Remix)
37. Tydis – We Will Rock You
38. DJ Cosinus & Tydis – Outro
Producer of “Dance Floor Diva” LA Dubb was on hand for the video production. I must say LA Dubb is one of the most talented people in the industry. Being blind has not stopped him from creating some of the greatest compositions you will ever hear. Dubb’s creative talent has given him the reputation has the “modern day Ray Charles”. “Dance Floor Diva was recorded at LA Dubb’s studio in Philadelphia. Phoreground Entertainment was created by Philadelphia’s own LA Dubb and Russ Ruler.
Make sure you all stay tuned for more hot tracks produced by LA Dubb.