Thursday, 16 February 2012

Girls, Shoots,

Just a couple of Editorials of girls that look fantastic.

Lana Del Rey shot by Ellen Von Unwerth for LOVECAT, photos: courtesey of LOVECAT. I'm not a massive fan of her music, but this shoot is great.

On the other hand, I'm mad for Azealia Banks; could she actually get any cooler. Such brilliant tracks aswell.

Azelia Banks shot by Amandine Paulandre (styled by Sam Voulters), photos: courtesey of Vice Style. I need a huge Nike vest in my life. And a Year Zero "dope" ring.

I love how she can be so low key, then flip into this super-beautiful(ly shot) muse, all dark gangster Lady Godiva. Azealia Banks shot by Inez & Vinoodh, (but perhaps more importantly) styled by Nicola Formichetti  (sup Mugler), photos: courtesey of V Magazine.

I very spontaneously got in to see Azealia Banks perform last night as part of the NME Awards tour. Madness. I sat in the balconieson my own after battering with an awful tout for half an hour, and it was fantastic. She was wearing high-waisted sky-blue denim with a black bandau-bikini, cowboy boots and a big, floppy black hat. Pretty fabulous.

The set was low-key (as you might expect for the first performance of the four-act event), with a neon sign behind which read AZEALIA BANKS - NEW YORK with a bowl of noodles.I think the majority of people were there to see the bands, which meant that there wasn;t much hype. However, she was loads of fun, her accent was so Harlem (not that I'd really know) and she had enough energy to excite the crowds for the rest of the night. As for me, I think I'll book tickets for her London show in October (after her album has dropped). But it was a bit of a dream come true to be able to watch her perfrom - after having been a fan since her Miss Banks days, she's already a total legend in my eyes. I was also stoked to hear her choice of intro track: LOLA's.