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T. Lang’s POST: Preview Party

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As many of you guys know, one of my biggest passions is art. No matter what form. Not only was this beautiful event in the glory of the Whitespace Gallery. It’s a contemporary art gallery that features varied mediums in a converted 1893 carriage house. Pictures can’t do it justice.

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The performances gave me chills in the BEST way. Not just because it was 30 degrees, but because these artists have complete control of every emotion they have ever had. I’ve never seen so much passion. One glimpse, and you can tell there’s something amazing happening here. I can promise you that this won’t be the only time you hear the name “T. Lang.” Luckily for you, I have clips. (You can watch these incredible performances here, here, here, and right here.) If you want to see the real thing, the Post premieres in March 2017. I’ll be in attendance, and you’ll wanna to be there too. If you support the arts as much as I strive to, you can donate at the link here to keep this beautiful movement alive.

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This powerful company consists of Emma LalorJacquelle Blythe, Jazmine Brooks, Scott Wheet, Indya Childs, Joshua Archibald, and Mandi B. Mpezo.

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“T. Lang Dance, an Atlanta based dance company, performs original provocative works created by artistic director and choreographer, T. Lang. Founded in 2008, Lang relocated T. Lang Dance from New York City to Atlanta; continuing to develop, direct, and produce high-impact work that blends traditional and experimental contemporary movement.”

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“Lang’s 2016 season included another commision from the High Museum of Art’s Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit and another award from Creative Loafing Atlanta for Best Choreographer. Lang is an Associate Professor and founding Department Chair of Spelman Dance at Spelman College. Lang stays engaged with the next generation of movement artists through her summer dance intensive SWEATSHOP and as a faculty member at the American Dance Festival and the Staibdance Summer Intensive in Sorrento, Italy.”

 

Vlogging: starting my new youtube channel <3

I’m SO EXCITED to start this new adventure with you guys!! I’ve already finished editing my first video which I’ll upload soon. I had the GREATEST time filming it with my friends. Make sure to subscribe! You can click here to be directed straight to it. Thanks so much! (enjoy this quote by oscar wilde) 🙂

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”

Summer 16′ Jewelry Must-Haves: Guest Writer

Hey guys! I’m insanely excited to introduce the gorgeous, the talented, my latest guest writer: Beth Pembrook. She’s an incredible freelance writer and a student in London. (You can contact her at bethany.pembrook@gmail.com and/or @bethanypembrook.) Can’t wait for you guys to read her article and fall in love with her as much as I did.


When it comes to buying jewelry, I’m a bit of an addict. I make purchase after purchase – because I see so much out there that I absolutely love! The problem is, I usually end up spending so much money on individual statement pieces and then hardly ever wearing them! That’s why this summer I decided to carefully pick of a few stand out pieces that I could wear day in, day out. I wanted styles that wouldn’t get bored of, but also that I could wear day and night.
If you’re keen on doing the same, here are a few tips I have for selecting for Summer 2016 Must-Haves.
Don’t over-do it with the Ear Bling

I am self-confessed earring addict. I have more pairs than I like the think about to be honest. But really, with so many styles and varieties out there – it’s hard not to be! So my advice for this summer is to not go overboard when buying yourself some new earrings. Select a pair that you can wear straight from the office to a festival somewhere, like these super cute Theo Fennell Yellow Gold Bee Earrings (which I’m obsessed with).

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Or these Topshop Tortoiseshell Semi Circle Earrings which really make a statement without going over the top.

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Go for a Dainty Necklace


Don’t get me wrong, I love a statement necklace as much as the next girl, but Summer 16’ is all about the more delicate neckwear. A dainty necklace can be worn every day, but will also add an extra sparkle to an evening outfit. They really are designed to look as good with a plain t-shirt as they do with a LBD. Take a look at this pretty rose gold hexagon twist necklace from River Island – a must have necklace for this summer in my opinion.

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Alternatively, a new trend I’ve seen around is to actually buy loose pendants, stones or diamonds online, in order to create your own unique necklace! You can get a rope chain, like this Rope Necklace from ASOS, for day/festival wear, and a gold or silver chain for more formal occasions – 2 necklaces in 1!

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Sterling Silver Rings

I for one have spent hundreds and hundreds of pounds in the past on statement rings that I’ve only worn a handful of times before they’ve turned my finders green – (yuck!). So my advice to you this summer is to go for the (slightly) more expensive sterling silver variety. These are still on budget, but will last a lot longer then any other costume jewelry. I love, love, love these stacking rings from Accessorize. They’re so cute and will go with ANY summer outfit – guaranteed.

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I hope these tips help you select the best pieces for you this summer. The general idea for this season is to get over the larger-than-life statement bauble earrings, and huge gem-stone rings, by downsizing for some prettier alternatives.

TBT: The Big Ticket Fest

Two weeks. It took me a little over two weeks to collect my thoughts. I know I promised I would update you guys later that night but how do you describe something so indescribable?

First off, the Big Ticket Fest is an annual music festival usually featuring alternative music. I hadn’t heard about it until two of my friends invited me to grab a ticket and tag along. We all planned on getting VIP tickets which added up to $111.00 each. A small price for an experience so great. (Plus general admission was sold out.) ANYWAY, the six hour drive to Jacksonville, Florida was nothing compared to the line that awaited us. It was a two minute walk just to get to the back, carefully dodging the unofficial t-shirt sellers. Helpful hint: always wait until the end of a concert outside the venue to get your shirts. By the end of the night the shirts were five bucks while everyone else was buying them for $45 inside. When the line finally started moving, we were able to head through the VIP entrance. 

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There’s wasn’t much difference between general admission and VIP but if we didn’t have the VIP tickets we would’ve never gotten as close to the stage as we did. Out of 65,000 people we ended up FIFTH ROW. This meant that if we were to leave our spot, there’s no way we were getting back. To be straight up: we were in the front of a mosh pit. No food, no bathroom, no water. If you were fortunate enough to have someone from the back of the festival send you a drink via security guard, it wouldn’t be long before the bathroom started calling your name. The guy behind you sneezed? You’re gonna wanna shower when you get back to your hotel.

As a non-smoker, standing in the mosh pit took some getting used to. Eventually I had to flat out cover my nose with my jacket. A smoke between shows was a regular thing with most of the older fans. Definitely some of the nicest people I’ve ever met though. Underneath all the black leather jackets and the neon North Face’s, we were all there together as a whole. So many different kinds of people in one place for one thing. If there’s anything I learned it’s that music really does bring people together. You never really feel what that means until you’re surrounded by it. (No pun intended.)

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I decided that instead of attempting to describe how incredible the music was, I’ll let it speak for itself. Lola Rising. BØRN. Coleman Hell. Saint Motel. Robert Delong. PVRIS. X Ambassadors. Mutemath. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Glass Animals. The Neighbourhood. Walk the Moon. Of Monsters and Men. Twenty One Pilots. ‘Nough said. DEFINITELY think about going next year, you won’t regret it. Check out some clips herehere and here.