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Ladies Making Moves: Beyoncé, Letoya Luckett, Fantasia, Coco O., Ciara and others

letoyad-2+ Letoya Luckett, Alexandra Burke and Adrienne Bailon are the spokesmodels for AJ Crimson Beauty “Beauty Is” campaign {The YBF}

beyonce + Beyoncé showcases her cute swimsuit collaboration with H&M {Vogue UK & The YBF}

+ Folks can’t get enough of Fantasia’s new track, “Without Me,” featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott, from her upcoming album, Side Effects Of You: {SoundCloud}

ciara-cover+ Ciara finally unveils album cover and tracklisting {The Life Files}

+ Great Gatsby Soundtrack features a slew of songstresses: Fergie, Lana Del Rey , Florence + The Machine, Coco O. of Quadron, Emeli Sandé, and Sia. Listen to the sampler:

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Ear Treat: Laura Welsh Collabs with Dev Hynes for “Unravel” {MP3}


Laura Welsh’s new track “Unravel” is very refreshing don’t you think? The London-based singer worked with producer/writer Dev Hynes of Blood Orange (Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Sky Ferreira, Solange and Theophilus London) who really knows how to bring out the best out of a singer’s voice.

Source:  Fader
Image: Laura’s Facebook
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Election Affection: Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem”

It’s election season and we decided to toast to occasion with a new series, Election Affection. We will share presidential-inspired music videos that are thought-provoking, yet entertaining. Take a break from reading those propositions and check out our first candidate Lana Del Rey with “National Anthem” featuring ASAP Rocky. The duo gives viewers a sweet visual treat on their interpretation of the romantic yet tragic lifestyle of the Kennedys.

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The Pearl Mic ChitChat: Lana Del Rey, Dixie Chicks, Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, Rihanna

Lana Del Rey is Vogue Australia’s October cover girl {Styleite}

Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks welcomed her fourth child, Violet Isabel Strayer {E! Online}

Nicki Minaj will be voting for Mitt Romney? {Us Weekly}

Lauryn Hill performs with Nas at Rock The Bells {Women of Hip Hop}

Rihanna pursues Michelle Pfeiffer’s role on ‘Scarface’ Remake {Killer Hip Hop}



Fashion, Flyy Style

Ladies Making Moves: Beyonce, Fergie and Lana Del Rey

Fergie launches line of Wet N Wild nail polishes (The Life Files).

Lana Del Rey aka “Gangsta Nancy Sinatra” models for H&M’s Autumn/Fall campaign (High Snobette).

Beyoncé releases her new perfume, Midnight Heat (Vibe Vixen)

Photo of Fergie from Just Jared

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Ladies in Music who Rocked The Met Gala 2012

You don’t dress to impress at The Costume Institute Gala, you dress in excess.  The Met Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art (or as some call it, Oscars of the East Coast) is one of the most prestigious events in the fashion world that brings out the best and brightest in fashion, music, film and television. In celebration of the opening of the “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibition, many of our adored ladies in music killed it on the red carpet. Some of the looks ranged from dark and edgy to bright and bold. Here are our some of our favorite looks:

Beyonce Knowles-Carter in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada

Lea Michele in Diane von Furstenberg

Lana Del Rey in Joseph Altuzarra

Rihanna in Tom Ford and Repossi Jewels

Solange in Rachel Roy

Katharine-McPhee in Elie Saab

Tell us who you think rocked Met Gala’s red carpet.

Photos from AOL Music, Billboard, Stylelist and LA Times