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Aluna Francis: Fashion Profile

1 Aug

When you hear Aluna Francis sing you are transported into a futuristic daze, chilling with the beat and hearing what she has to say.

Having read my blog yesterday on AlunaGeorge’s debut album, Body Music, on Your Desirables you already know that I’m obsessed with everything this band has to offer.

It doesn’t just stop with the music – Aluna’s personal style is something just as special. I hate the word quirky so will avidly avoid it – Aluna does effortlessly sexy sports chic like no other.

With a lean supermodel body she certainly dresses to work it: short hems, shorts and crops all show off impressively long limbs and a washboard stomach.

Aluna always looks confident and comfy yet super stylish and bang on trend without looking like she’s trying too hard!






I’ve had a little look around and here’s how you can steal Aluna’s style:

Denim Crop Top – Missguided


White Crop & Skirt Outfit – Nasty Gal


Sneakers – Isabel Marant


Blazers – Nike


Tassel Bodysuit – Amazon


Across Body Bag – River Island


What do you love about Aluna’s style? & have you bought the album yet?!


Top 5 Vocal Performances of the Moment

18 Apr

Some of my favourite songs of all time are usually ‘featuring’ a vocalist over the top of a killer beat, sexy strings or sultry melodies. My love for tracks with vocal performances from artists I haven’t previously heard of before has reached a new peak as my Top 5 favourite songs right now have me discovering some amazing new talent – all female, all young and fresh and about to set the game on fire!

5) Siobhan Leyden on Suburb by Static Noises

Research for this lady proved to be somewhat difficult as not only is she unsigned – she seems to be brand new to the scene! Her vocals on Suburb – a track about how suburban life can be a repetitive bore – has the piercing delivery of a Disney pop princess tinged with a London urgency complimenting the edgy vibe of the track.

Her other tracks uploaded onto her MySpace page (assuming I have the right girl!) have a pitch-perfect country-cool twang to them giving me hope that we will be hearing more from this girl very soon!

Siobhan Leyden on MySpace 

Static Noises ft. Siobhan Leyden – Suburb

static noises

4) Maiday on Fade by Jakwob

  Every time I listen to this song it transforms me into a distant daydreamer. Maiday’s resolute lyrical sadness brings home a haunting vocal that delivers drama with an ethereal twist.

So I should have already heard of her already before! Her resume is impressive.

Other tracks you may know are ‘Don’t Go’ (Wretch 32 ft. Josh Kumra) – which she co-wrote and produced – and ‘Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me’ (Girls Aloud) – which she wrote herself.

Her new video ‘Breathe’ is simply excellent: Relatable with anyone up against it needing a little shove to get life going again and to anyone who wants to appreciate a simply genius sound with genuinely heartfelt lyrics.

Maiday on Facebook

Jakwob ft. Maiday – Fade

Maiday Official

3) Sasha Keable on Only For Tonight by DJ Zinc

Sasha’s vocal on this track really gets me going for the weekend! Team her flirty voice with her cheeky smile in the vid and you’re onto a winner. I can’t get enough of this tune and I may also have a slight obsession with Sasha’s style also!

If you get a chance today – a chance or a moment where you want to sit back and chill out for a minute or three – take a listen to her track Sunday Amané. You can find it by clicking the Soundcloud link below. I promise it will be worth it – it’s stunning!

Judging by the posts on her Tumblr it seems she’s been stateside recording new material and chillin’ with the likes of Tinie Tempah so can’t wait to hear what’s next for her!

Sasha on Soundcloud

Zinc ft. Sasha Keable – Only For Tonight

Sasha on Tumblr

sasha keable

2) Ella Eyre on Waiting All Night by Rudimental

Emotive, seductive and full of purpose – Ella’s vocal gave me Goosebumps the very first time I heard this song. I didn’t need to hear it over and over to learn to love it – the song was instantly mine.

I didn’t think Rudimental could get any better after ‘Feel The Love’ and ‘Not Giving In’ but they recruited Ella and let loose ‘Waiting All Night’ – if the radio edit got you thinking she’s good you NEED to hear the Radio 1 Live Lounge version (link below)! Her vocal doesn’t waiver and if anything her live performance enhances her sensational, sultry voice. If you’re watching the link below someone commented on the vid saying, “I love Ella’s fire and raw’ness when performing also her sultry raspy voice is sumthn real sexy” – it sort of sums it up really!

Ella on Twitter

Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night

Ella Eyre Official


1) A*M*E on ‘Need U (100%) by Duke Dumont

When A*M*E & Duke Dumont went to Number 1 in the UK Charts a couple of weeks ago it was clear it meant so much to her and listening to her interviews I feel we have a massive star in the making here!

Need U is such a huge tune with a lot of the focus on A*M*E’s fierce vocals! When the music is that good and the verses are that catchy there’s no holding back!

Her next track Heartless is out in June and I already have it on loop on Soundcloud! Click the link below to listen now! Massive sounds for the next big star!

A*M*E Official

Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E – Need U (100%)

A*M*E – Heartless (MNEK Remix)


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