29 Mar 2012

Breath of Life

Sneak peak of Florence + The Machine's new song that is featured on the OST for Snow White and the Huntsman.

9 Mar 2012

Florence's Hair is a muse for Nicholas Kirkwood

As Nicholas Kirkwood walked us through his colorful, Paris in the ’20s-inspired fall collection (yes, part of that has to do with seeing Midnight in Paris he told us), we couldn’t help but pause at a shoe with a face and an actual ponytail attached to the heel. And how did this shoe come about?

The shoe, he told us, was inspired by Jean Cocteau and Elsa Schiaparelli, and the hair came from a wig shop. The hair color is important, too. “It’s like a Florence and the Machine kind of red,” Kirkwood said. “The thing is there were about 12 different reds and I wanted that auburn-y color that she has.”

As for the rest of the collection, Kirkwood used vintage fabrics from the ’60s, frills down the heels of shoes, and covered a pair of boots completely in feathers so they looked like fur. My favorite detail was an enamel and metal bow attached mid-heel on several shoes. “It’s like jewelry for your heels,” Kirkwood explained.

And after watching that model stumble so many times in Giuseppe Zannotti’s shoes at Anthony Vacarrello’s show we had to ask, does he ever worry about models falling in his shoes? This season Kirkwood did the runway shoes for Peter Pilotto, Erdem and Suno. “I had a girl fall in Rodarte,” Kirkwood said, “but quite often [models fall] because they’re wearing shoes that are a few sizes too big.” Still, Kirkwood added, “You definitely think about it. I just try to predict if something is going to be too difficult to walk in before hand. It’s less of a problem now than two years ago–the heels were so high and girls kept falling.”

Those bow heels look just right.


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7 Mar 2012

Florence in Elle UK

In the current issue of Elle UK Magazine Florence is mentioned and pictured in th 'PS...' feature as well as in the feature about the Elle Style Awards which has an a4 page with a solo picture and one with Dizzee Rascal.

6 Mar 2012

Beyonce Announces International Judging Panel to Choose Winner for "End Of Time" Remix Competition

NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Today global superstar Beyonce reveals the judging panel for the "End Of Time" Remix Competition. Ongoing now for over two weeks, the competition seeks to find the best remix of the #1Urban and Pop Club single from the singer's critically acclaimed album, "4." The grand prize winner will take home $4,000 USD and the opportunity to have his/her remix appear on an upcoming Beyonce release.

Over two thousand entries have been uploaded to SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform with over 10 million registered users, since the competition was announced on February 8. The competition is opened to 25 countries including, Australia, Brazil, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A complete list of rules can be found at www.beyonceonline.com .

The judges joining Beyonce represent some the music industry's most influential producers, performers and DJs. The international panel of judges: British musician Isabella Summers of Florence & The Machine, Dutch music producer and DJ Afrojack, the duo DJ and producing team from Poland, WAWA, New York premier DJ Jus-Ske and Oscar-winning producer and composer Giorgio Moroder.

The SoundCloud community will vote on entries and the top 50 ranked eligible remixes will be reviewed by this newly announced panel of judges, including Beyonce. Fans can still vote for their favorites remixes to make it into the Top 50. All eligible entries will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity and musicality. The entrant with the highest overall score will be the grand prizewinner. The competition closes at midnight (US EDT) on March 8, 2012.

The International Judging Panel:

Isabella Summers is a British songwriter/producer/remixer and the keyboardist for the band Florence & The Machine. Away from touring with the band she spends her time writing, producing and remixing tracks for a number of talented artists.

Afrojack is a Grammy-winning, Dutch music producer and DJ. Last year he was voted #7 on DJ Magazine's top 100 DJs list. He runs his own label, Wall Recordings, which is one of the most prominent imprints on the EDM scene. Afrojack has had major hits Stateside both as a solo artist and for his collaborations with major artists.

DJ Jus-Ske is a world-renown, elite celebrity open format DJ. Based in New York City, he is the owner of the premiere DJ management company, 4AM. Jus-Ske is the go-to DJ for some of music's biggest stars. In addition to his presence at top venues, he is also at the center of major fashion, art and music events.

WAWA consists of the Polish duo Vic and Bojan. As soon as house music arrived in Warsaw they knew they had found their calling. Over the past six years WAWA has built a solid reputation as top notch DJs and producers. Now based in the UK, they produced the #1 club remixes on "End Of Time."

Giorgio Moroder is one of the world's best known, most active and innovative composers of film, dance, and other popular musical forms. He was recently inducted in the "Dance Music Hall of Fame," and is the winner of three Oscars. He has also been honored with four Golden Globes, and three Grammy Awards.

Here is a complete list of the 25 countries participating in the "End Of Time" Remix Competition:

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.