Friday, 27 November 2009

Run This Town



UK 8.5/US 9.5/EUR 43



Crepe City – London Sneaker Festival


I've been informed that this will be an all-day celebration of sneaker culture starting at 1pm featuring the best collections of sneakers/trainers/crepes you could wish to buy in London. Also you can buy street wear and chillax and listen to great guest DJs playing throughout the day. The party starts at 8pm. According to a reliable source "There’ll also be old skool films, a Nail Bar, fresh French crêpes (hey, you know we had to!), Kick Portraits by Andy Merritt and Dan Arnold and a charity raffle with some excellent prizes from all of the big brands. During the day there will be fifteen stalls from some of the biggest and most well-known sneaker collectors and resellers in London, including The Other Side Of The Pillow from London Fields, all selling a mix of bargains and extremely exclusive trainers. There will be at least 1000 pairs on view and the wide range of products for boys and girls from ALL of the brands, including Nike, Adidas, Puma, Vans and New Balance." I would be grateful if someone could pick me up some Nike Air Yeezys UK size 9 preferably the grey or khaki colour way, or some Olympic Limited Edition Quickstrikes in the Ketchup Red Colour! *Special thanks to Dean Miller for the Alert!






Crepe City – London Sneaker Festival on Sunday November 29@ NHAC 

Selfridges 20% Off On Selected Brands


Selfridges London would like you to have this special pre-Christmas gift. Just click here, print off and show your voucher every time you make a purchase from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 November 2009 and receive 20% off* your Christmas shopping. A complete list of brands participating and discount amounts can be found by clicking here

Ryan Leslie Documentary




Yahoo Presents "Sound Decisions" a documentary featuring Ryan Leslie.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Rihanna @ Good Morning America


           
Special thanks to that grapejuice.net for the on the minute upload and alert of the Rihanna footage. I was really feeling her performances today, vocal was much improved and swagger was a lot. Rihanna always gets the styling correct.

Lady Gaga Bad Romance Performance/Interview With Jay Leno





Red Run

This season there is nothing like a splash of the colour red for stepping out confidently and asserting your own individuality.
1)"Barriat" Puffer Jacket Moncler 2)Hexagonal Aluminium Frame Raf Simons 3) Cotton Socks American Apparel 4)Cashmere Cardigan Reiss Osterley 5) Red Jeans Levis 6) Turtleneck sweater Paul and Joe 7) Leather Trainers Louis Vuitton 8) Crocodile wallet Zilli 9)Cashmere Scarf Hermes 10) Patent leather belt Dior Homme 11) Credit card Virgin Money

Janet Jackson Make Me




Lady Gaga Royal Variety Performace


Lady Gaga Will Sing for the Queen at Annual Royal Variety Performance. One of the talented artists of the moment, the spectacular and eccentric Lady Gaga, has been booked to perform for the Queen of England during an upcoming annual event. Given Gaga’s known penchant for anything that’s shocking, the royal aides are hoping that she will tone down her performance a bit so as not to offend, insider sources say for the same publication. What is exciting about Lady Gaga is that there are few to no limits when it comes to performing live, for instance, she finished her performance of Paparazzi covered in blood and hanging from the ceiling in what was to be a make-believe suicide by hanging, all within the context of the songs theme. Another appearance saw the singer dressed in a futuristic gown, which also included spinning orbit created especially for Gaga by Nasir Mazhar. It goes without saying that Gaga understands the nature of the event and will construct some way to perform without having to compromise her artistic integrity. In a recent interview with American talk show host Jay Leno Gaga revealved that she will also get to meet the Queen herself. The Royal Variety Performance is a well-known charitable event which they support and they meet all the stars involved. The annual Royal Variety Performance will take place on December 7 at Blackpool’s Opera House. Comedian Peter Kay will act as host, while other performances will include Mika, Alexandra Burke and Michael Buble. The Fame Monster is available on the itunes online store and on Amazon now.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Mariah Carey - I Want To Know What Love Is X Factor Live



Mariah Carey delivered her best vocal performance of late at the X Factor Sunday night show. This was  a world class performance fit for The American Music Awards, her runs were simply breath taking.

Ed Hardy New Store Opening in Westfield


Ed Hardy store will be opening at Westfield London. Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier who is responsible for turning the relatively unknown Von Dutch label into something popular, is now attempting to merge the tattoo art of Don Ed Hardy with fashion. His latest project is a continuation of his signature injecting tattoo-cultural themes onto caps, t shirts, hoodies, jeans and dresses. I personally find Ed hardy clothing too loud, abrasive and really tacky. I cannot figure out if it is the tacky clothing or the people who wear it head to toe that instantly generates an element of disgust. It is the classic chicken or the egg scenario with this one. 

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Classic Films Everyone Should Watch *1


A really talented journalist is writing an article about the best classic films everyone should watch and asked i-like it a lot to contribute: 


Kill Bill 1&2 Submitted by: Clifford Wilson of I like It A Lot www.i-likeitalot.blogspot.com


Kill Bill 1&2, Originally conceived as one film, it was released in two separate volumes. The movie is an epic-length revenge drama, with an extensive use of popular music and pop culture references and deliberately over-the-top violence. It is stylish, graphic and postmodern. The film is a perfect cultural mélange of eastern culture and Hollywood cinema. It's uses amazing mise en scenes, is ambitious and has this element of no bullshit. It's true to the conventions of a novel as it has a convoluted plot, rich visual cinematography and explicit content. Like a novel it is not in chronological order and starts in the middle, adding to the suspense. Kick as director Quentin Tarantino creates a cinematic spectacle sensory overload. Kill Bill 1&2 all star cast includes Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine and Michael Madsen.

American Music Awards Live Stream


i like it a lot.tv Special thanks to Justin.tv

Friday, 20 November 2009

Gucci Snowman In Africa


Author and illustrator Michael Roberts has created a kids story book titled Snowman In Africa in collaboration with Gucci and UNICEF. All proceeds from the book raised between 16th November to the 31st December will be donated to UNICEF. The book is published in English, French, Italian and German. Snowman In Africa is £18.00 and can is available in select Gucci Stores and via the online store. The images and concept manage to be very cute and stylish. The characters from Snowman In Africa also feature on s limited edition range of accessories including key rings and bags. 

Thursday, 19 November 2009

American Apparel Online 30% Off Socks


Exclusive 30% off online purchases of American Apparel socks, just Enter SOCKDEAL at check out, offer ends 25th November 2009.

These socks are really comfortable and do not roll down, the best quality sock I have ever known.

Circle Line Extention




Exciting news! From Sunday 13 December 2009 the Circle line won't just go round and round anymore. Transport for London are adding a new section - from Edgware Road to Hammersmith. Hopefully this means that there will be no repair works required as this will run on the same tracks as the Hammersmith and City line.

Mariah Carey Turns on Christmas Lights at Westfield


Mariah Carey will be at Westfield tonight to turn on the Christmas lights and to perform songs from Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel. According to reports Mariah Carey has requested: 20 white kittens to surround her while turning on the lights, 100 white doves to be released during the celebrations, 80 security guards to mind the singer during the event and Pink confetti in the shape of butterflies. An amazing car perhaps One Rolls-Royce to drive her through the shopping centre. One pink carpet for her to walk down as she makes her way to the podium 15 members of her personal entourage including company executives, her PAs and PR people. The event is scheduled to start at 6pm however no one knows what time the Diva will actually take to the stage.

Rihanna @ Brixton Academy


Rihanna previewed her Rated R Album at the Brixton Academy On Monday night, tickets were free and could be won via the nokia live website or by bringing a Nokia handset to the Nokia Flagship Store on Regent Street and asking a member of staff for a free ticket, all 500 tickets were gone by 3pm. The show which was streamed online started at 8pm and was done and dusted within 30 minutes. Highlights included  appearances from Jay-Z and Young Jeezy but the crowd seemed very sterile and a majority of journalists described the show as awesome despite the fact that Rihanna needed a backing vocals to sing sitting in a chair, I enjoyed the show from home however it was too short and I was expecting greater things from Rihanna this time around. Rated R is a good studio album but I feel Rihanna just wasn't bringing it live like she should have been for this exclusive album preview which included performances of three tracks (The wait is over, Hard ft young Jeezy and Russian Roulette). Rihanna did look stunning and naturally beautiful in HD. A friend who actually attended said that Rihanna live was "rubbish, underwhelming and shit." Highlight of the show Jay Z and Young Jeezy. At around 10.30pm, on the way out the driver did not close the boot of the van and Rhianna's luggage spilled out all over the road. After the luggage was locked away, Rihanna and her entourage headed for some sushi at Nozomi. They then headed to Mahiki nightclub to party until 3am, where she was joined by Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Beyonce Crowd Surfing!


Beyonce Knowles really was not lying when she claimed that she was a "Hip hop star, a rock star"on her Dangerously In Love album. When she took to the stage at o2 London amazing fans with a mind blowing show on Monday 16th November. having attended two dates of the I Am Tour in London I can say that each and every night is an amazing show and because the vocal is live and the energy is high you never know what to expect as Beyonce constantly steps her game up, sometimes with the help of artists who have featured on some of the hottest Beyonce tracks. Monday night which was the finale of her shows at the 02 Arena London for 2009 was no exception as Beyonce set pulses raising by crowd surfing during her performance of Halo. Beyonce was note perfect and or was that was Sacha Fierce! Without a shadow of a doubt Beyonce is Wavy.  

Special thanks to gracebryant for capturing this moment!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga Video Phone Premiere


 
The wait is over, special thanks to thatgrapejuice.net twitter feed Hype Williams Presents Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga Video Phone!

Shakira - Give It Up To Me feat. Lil Wayne - Official Music Video



The video for Give It Up to me featuring Lil Wayne has finally surfaced. However if you want to watch the video without the interview it's on youtube and can be streamed in HD Shakira's latest album She Wolf is released November 23rd.




Friday, 13 November 2009

Beyonce Gives Away 800 Free Tickets To Sunday's 02 Show!




Anyone who lives in London and is familiar with the musical stylings of R&B diva Beyonce could be in luck today, if you here one of Beyonce's songs being played on the streets on London you will be in with a chance of winning three tickets to Beyonce's I am tour, Sunday night. More than 800 tickets to the singer's concerts at The O2 arena this weekend are being given away by buskers. Listen out for street musicians playing one of Beyonce's hits, ask whether they have any tickets and make a donation.  According to unconfirmed reports someone was given three tickets by a street performer in Soho. So far no tickets have been found by the ilikeitalot team who have been conducting a blitz of london tube stations, having spoke to 9 street performers who had no tickets the search continues.  Stations visited that had no tickets include Warrick Avenue, Paddington, Kings Cross/ St. Pancras, Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus, Holborn,  Picadilly Circus, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Elephant and Castle, Charing Cross. This is no prank, this is for real!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lady Gaga Bad Romance Video



mind blowing and insane! pop art magnificent. simply amazing!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Lil Wayne Documentary Gets Release Date



A documentary about Lil Wayne is being released next week. The documentary titled is titled "The Carter" a behind the scenes access all areas film that even captures Wayne's alleged addiction to cough syrup. The Film shown at Sundance film festival was originally planned to be released in cinemas however a dispute between Lil Wayne and producers lead to The New Orleans self declared greatest rapper alive taking legal action claiming that producers had breeched the contractual agreement giving him final edit of the documentary. The court rejected the claim and therefore the film is being released on DVD. According to NME online magazine "Pre-orders for the film are currently being taken by QD3 and are set to ship on November 17, although at the moment it's only available to those in the US."

More information is available via TheCarterDoc.com

Lil Wayne Rebirth Album



After months of delays and rescheduled street dates, Lil Wayne's new album, Rebirth, finally has an official street date. According to Billboard.com, December 15th is the release date. Lil Waynes Rebirth will feature Fall Out Boy, Lenny Kravitz et al.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Louis Vuitton Skateboard


Louis Vuitton launched a collection inspired by Stephen Sprouse at the New York SoHo store back in January 2009. This skateboard was one of the 2 limited edition pieces available at the store. The Louis Vuitton skateboard which comes with the Monogram Louis Vuitton Trunk cost $8,250 (£5,506) and has sold out. I am looking forward to the new year to see what fantastical piece Louis Vuitton will place in their concept store in New York for 2010, the attention to detail and quality of the handmade trunk really is superb.


Rihanna Speaks To Diane Sawyer On 20/20


Rihanna talks to Diana Sawyer regarding the truth about what factors contributed to a loving relationship  escalating into an abusive relationship. Rihanna also discusses her reasoning for going back to Chris and her thoughts and feelings towards Chris after the incident happened. I respect the fact that Rihanna has broken her silence and is using her own experience to empower others going through the same situation, to discuss everything that happened is an act of bravery in my opinion and the ending of their relationship is for the greater good and can inspire others to save their own lives. Domestic violence actually kills and scars not only physically but emotionally, despite the fact that bruises can fade the vignettes of abuse can never be forgotten.  Youtube have a social responsibility to keep this on the website I would be shocked to see this pulled down due to copyright laws.



Beyonce ft Lady Gaga Video Phone Teaser



Not here yet! Am I the only one  waiting for this video to leak ?!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Ryan Lesley On Fox Business




Although already successful within the music industry 2010 is set to be the year that Ryan Leslie as an artist achieves international megastar status.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Helvetica Alphabet T-Shirt


"Rather than waste garments with small yet interesting imperfections, our creative team goes back to the drawing board and comes up with solutions that makes them even more unique. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and each style is made in very limited quantity. Be on the lookout for the next round of designs." quotation and T-shirt courtesy of American Apparel.  Available in store and online for £18.00  

Friday, 6 November 2009

Beyonce Performs Sweet Dreams at EMA Awards


Beyonce continues to reign supreme as the hottest female in the game.


Don't Get Screwed

"Don't Get Screwed." is a consumer show that makes viewers aware of their rights. The DGS show featured a bowler who had her bag stolen from a changing room and a consumer whose wine delivery was smashed outside the delivery address. As the show features actors it is really interesting to see how members of the public react to everyday situations and the correct way to solve disputes as well as offering tips and explanations of consumer rights. Did you know that restaurant can charge for tap water because providing a jug and clean glass is providing a service? Don't Get Screwed can be watched on BBC iplayer and the next episode airs on Monday at 8.30pm BBC3

YoYo At NHAC

Notting Hill Arts Club yesterday, was a quality night out, seeing many a familiar face including that of Alexandra Burke who attended with some guy, after a brief chat and being told that no photos were aloud by this unknown guy. I was at the bar drinking my double amaretto and coke, when I was asking my people who that guy was, to which one member who weren't in my entourage replied master shortie? I did not know that guy but I remembered that name. Before I knew it, I and the crew were on stage with Heartless Crew. What was truelly amazing was the fact that Heartless Crew were in the building running tings, a majority of the crowd consisted of west London's finest who had numerous memories of goodtimes at the Hammersmith Palace. Resident Dj's were on point as is to be expected and cameras flashed as we partied hard through to the early hours of the morning. Clearly not over the drink driving limit I said my goodbyes, replaced my Alexandra Burke cd with the blueprint 3 cd and drove off into the night. Waking up in the morning I was quite pissed that I wasn't able to take my picture and did my research on this guy, he has a trainer that sells at schuhh and is a DJ on 1xtra. The pidgeon crep is out now but I don't ever buy from schuhh because their trainer option is limited to mostly wack colourways. I am more of an offspring or size kind of guy. I think ill end this post here for the best because if you don't have anything nice to say its better to say nothing at all.
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Happy 40th Birthday To Sesame Street.


Sesame Street has become a household name teaching young children the basics of numbers, letters, word definitions and successful social interaction skills. With familiar characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big bird Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday. Celebrity guests have included, David Beckham Destiny’s Child, Michelle Obama and many more. Sesame Street airs in 120 countries in several different languages. Did you know that there is a West bank version of Sesame Street aimed at Palestinian children? Sesame Street can be bought on itunes and on amazon.co.uk


Norah Jones Performs On Jools Holand


This airs as we speak On BBC 2. Jools is joined by Jay-Z. Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Sting et al. The wonders of technology allow me to post this before it airs. I really enjoyed the live rendition of chasing pirates.

Jay Z Performs On Jools Holland




This airs as we speak On BBC 2. Jools is joined by Jay-Z. Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Sting et al. The wonders of technology allow me to post this before it airs. I love how the audience are throwing up the ROC sign!

Mariah Carey Speaks To B Scott




50 Cent Visits Alexa Chung


50 "Curtis Jackson" Cent visited The Alexa Chung show to discuss his new book, fragrance, single and album every item promoted in the above clip is available to buy now and Before I Self Destruct Album is released on 23rd November 2009.

Jay Z Featuring Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind Video


"Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has become the epitome of urban success. Through the years, his rags-to-riches story has continued to evolve and has rightfully earned him the admiration of many generations. Jay-Z has been accredited for his optimistic and motivating approach toward his accomplishments in life, as well as those events that are equally as tragic. He is, and will be known for generations to come as a mogul, entrepreneur, entertainer, and an overall inspiration for generations to come." quotation courtesy of Jay-Z Official Roc Nation Page.

A breath taking video and fitting tribute to the city that never sleeps.

Rihanna - The Wait Is Over Video



I can't believe the audacity of some bloggers that have the nerve to comment "the wait is over yawn." They must have something in their eye, be it a glass eye or contact lenses but surely not 20:20 vision. Personally I really like the cinematography, the pace and the idea behind the video. The song lyrics and Rihanna's flow on this track is totally unique and sounds like nothing that is already on the radio. Rihanna's figure looks stunning and there are no additional dancers or unnecessary gimmicks within the video. Rihanna doesn't feature a rapper on the track and genuinely holds this track on her own merit with her swagger in check. Ultimately within the video Rihanna does what she does best by just rocking the video by keeping it edgy, simple but effective. The video is visually flawless and the album "Rated R"is available in stores 23rd November 2009.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Corinne Bailey Rae


Corinne has a brand new album titled 'The Sea', available from 1st February 2009. Corinne will be previewing tracks from 'The Sea' at an intimate show at London's Tabernacle on the 23rd November in support of the charity Pump Aid's tenth birthday. Limited tickets have now sold out. Last Friday Corinne visited 1Xtra to perform a Live Lounge Session. Last Friday Corinne visited 1Xtra to record a Live Lounge Session.

Lady Gaga Visits Alexa Chung





Video Phone Featuring Lady Gaga Premiers today. The video has shot by Hype Williams at a New York location back in October was filmed on a closed set hence the reason there are no supporting images. Fingers crossed this video should put an end to the encroaching recession that has been impacting on many music videos. Gaga wrote her versus, learned Beyonce's signature choreography and does her own playful take on the inspirational diva. The fashion is said to be sick and insane. Lady Gaga refuses to elaborate on what happens in the video as it is essentially an unreleased remix taken from Sacha Fierce Deluxe Edition which will feature five number one hits and two bonus tracks. The fiercest females in the game tag team also recorded an original song titled "telephone." which will appear on Gaga's new Album the Monster. It is refreshing to have real artists like Lady Gaga and Beyonce who are both talented performers, fearless, creative, intelligent and gracious.  

The Oxford Street Christmas Lights


This year Oxford Circus was bought to a standstill as Jim Carrey switched on the famous Regent street lights. The ambassador of christmas was given Bruce Almighty style powers as he he turned the illuminations on for both Oxford Street and Regents Street simultaneously. Other acts that joined in the festive celebrations included Daniel Merriweather, The Noisettes and The Saturdays. This years event just happened to sync with the premier of Disney's 3D A Christmas Carol in Leicester Square staring Jim Carrey.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

YoYo@ Notting Hill Arts Club


YoYo Thursday 5th November 2009, Get there early to avoid disappointment as the Arts Club tends to fill up quickly. NHAC with Theophilus London/She is Danger/Naomi Jasmine/ DJ's Heartless Crew/ Seb Chew and Leo G, so far I like it a lot! Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11. Guest list only (8pm-2am) No real photo ID no entry regardless of how old you look. 

Kelly Rowland Visits Miami Beach



Looking healthy and toned in a white bikini Kelly Rowland enjoyed a day out on the beach with a group of friends and soaked up the sun before taking a dip in ocean. The 28-year-old, who was one of the founding members of girl group Destiny’s Child, was relaxing ahead of her debut in a 50 Cent video. In the video for Baby by Me, Kelly plays the role of leading lady in a recession proof daydream of happy families as imagined by rapper turned actor Curtis Jackson. He approached Ms Kelly after meeting her at the Los Premios MTV awards in Los Angeles. Kelly has had her own successful solo career after the release of her album Simply Deep in 2002 and Ms Kelly in 2007 and according to Kelly Rowland her new album should be ready in 2010.



Monday, 2 November 2009

New Oxford Circus Diagonal Pedestrian Crossing


The unveiling of a 5 million pound cross road took place in Oxford Circus. due to the fact that crossing system has been remodelled and now resembles what one Londoner described as "a lethal looking algebra x style crossing." The crossing that was officially opened on Monday 2nd November 2009. The crossing was inspired by Tokyo’s scramble crossing, therefore instead of cutting a ribbon Major of London Boris Johson banged a huge gong to declare the crossing open as Japanese musicians played taiko drums. I hope this will curb the amount of deaths around the oxford street area as there has been many a day where I have seen the famous yellow fatal traffic accident signs.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

American Apparel Free Halloween Party

A night of fun and mischief, featuring some of the most amazing costume design ever this Halloween. American Apparel threw an amazing two part party that started at 6pm with a pre party inside the Shoreditch store offering 15% off everything, free food and drink (Brockmans gin and Tiger Beer) part two was held between 9pm and 4am at The Black Lotus Club. American Apparel had a few Halloween suggestions on their website however nothing was remotely scary. Special guests included Mario and Luigi, Lady Gaga, cabaret dancer Pac Man, Mr and Mrs Pac Man, Jack Sparrow, Katie Price, Lara Croft, Bad Boys, FBI Agents, Harry Poter and more. It's that time of year again when American Apparel likes to invite you to celebrate all things spooky. This was of course a costume party and I attended as the most stylish mine artist that they ever did see. Here is a glimpse of the inspiration that was the American Apparel UK website.