The Style Vow

Erykah Badu's Rebirth Into The Digital World

1.22.2016



Erykah Badu, a self-described “analog girl in a digital world”, has prosperously put out her mixtape, But You Can’t Use My Phone. The project was released last year on the 27th of November. She has successfully found a way to remain in tuned with her roots, yet was still able to connect with the men and women of this generation. She managed to orchestrate relatable lyrics with songs off the album such as “Phone Down” and “Whats Yo Phone Number.” With lyrics such as “I can make you put your phone down,” Badu recognized and understood the attachment to phones and social media and used it to her advantage. 

There had been claims that Drake, singer/songwriter, was featured in two of Ms. Badu songs. Indeed, Drake and Badu had been spending time together discussing the project, but it wasn't Drake’s voice that was featured. It was an underground rapper from Atlanta, Georgia named ItsRoutine. Badu wrote a tweet reassuring her fans that “It’s not Drake. It’s one of my artists named ItRoutine. He’s on my label and he can do anything. He sounds like him sometimes. His name is Aubrey as well.”

Erykah made a guest appearance on Sway in the Morning with music reporter, Sway Colloway. She went on to say that getting someone to put their phone down these days is hard and that “If you can make him put his phone down, you bad.” She also spoke of how she envisioned someone putting their phone away to actually enjoy her in concert, feel her vibes and not record it on one of their “gadgets.” It seems as if Erykah wants to simply change the reliance on technology.

It is hard for an artist to stay relevant as music grows, but Badu has managed to stay afloat.

But You Can't Use My Phone
Tracks List:
1. "Caint Use My Phone (Suite)"
2. "Hi"
3. "Cel U Lar Device"
4. "Phone Down"
5. "U Use To Call Me"
6. "Mr. Telephone Man"
7. "U Don't Have To Call"
8. "Medley: Whats Yo Phone Number"
9. "Dial' Afreaq"
10. "I'll Call U Back"
11. "Hello"

written by Kenneillia South


Lip Kit by Kylie Jenner

11.30.2015

She does it again! Kylie Jenner has figured out another way of making her image more known. Kylie Jenner has released her new Matte Liquid Lipstick's on November 30th 2015. The lipsticks come in three different colors: Candy K, True Brown K and Dolce K. The lipsticks are retailed at $29 and it also comes with a matching lip liner pencil. The lipsticks sold out within seconds. Kylie Jenner has done a great job making a name for herself. The packaging of the lipsticks are visually appealing as well as the website created in order to sell the lipsticks.

 I can't wait to see what Kylie does next. 

School Project - Update

In case you looked at the image before reading this, the girl in the photograph is my classmate Katie. Katie is apart of my school project for one of my classes this semester. 
I am writing this post to pre-warn you of a class project video that we are working on for my Multimedia Presentation class. As soon as we are done with the video I will post it up on to my blog. I will talk to you guys soon! 

Take me to the Ball Game

9.25.2015

Wow! Has it really been over a year that I haven't updated my blog. Truthfully, I lacked motivation. I was also busy with classes and a full-time job. I am currently in my last semester of my Bachelor's Degree program and I am completely ecstatic. Apart of the reason why I decided to post now is not only because it is mandatory homework for two of my classes, but because I always had it in the back of my mind to start blogging again. Therefore, these classes are my motivation.

So in case you're wondering, yes, I did take these photos with my iPhone, but that is because my aunt is borrowing my camera. So I apologize for the quality of my photos. Any who, I am still shopping at thrift shops such as Buffalo Exchange and Beacons Closet. I got this really cool button up from Buffalo Exchange and I am in love. It reminds me of baseball and yes that is because my mom asked me if I was going to a game.

I will try to keep this blog up to date. Thank You for reading!







Wearing: Buffalo Exchange Top | H&M Jeans | Forever 21 Bag | Nike Sneakers