Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition In The Barbican Art Gallery!

Jean Paul Gaultier's work is been celebrated!

Jean Paul Gaultier’s work is been celebrated!

Madonna and the designer with his famous creation!

Madonna and the designer with his famous creation!

The designer's famous sailor look on display!

The designer’s famous sailor look on display!

Art and fashion! Two worlds where inspiration and visual beauty abound!

And The Barbican Art Gallery has joined the two together in a wonderful exhibition to pay tribute to fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Entitled, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk it is the first major exhibition dedicated to his  vision to his talents and vision. Gaultier has been a major player in the fashion industry for nearly 40 years and in that time the genius has been both amusing and risk-taking in his choices. He has admitted that he is fascinated by world cultures and counter cultures and through this his output has managed to get rid of boundaries between nations and genders. It’s an exhibition which is theatrical and displays over 140 cutting edge clothes which included iconic pieces for film and performing such as the conical bra and corsets worn by the very eccentricly fabulous Madonna, stage outfits worn by Kylie Minogue and Dita Von Teese and pieces made for Luc Besson’s movie The Fifth Element as well as his signature sailor suits (Who doesn’t like a man in uniform?!).

If you get the chance, go see it! Jean Paul Gaultier is one of my fave designers and I am definitely going to try to get there myself.

Prices for the event:

Adults: €27.64, £14.50

Children: €10.95, £9.00

Concession: €15.21, £12.50

Under 12s go free

On from: 9 Apr-17 Aug

The Grammys 2014!

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah were joined by numerous gay and straight couples who were getting married.

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah were joined by numerous gay and straight couples who were getting married.

Congratulations to all the couples who got married.

Congratulations to all the couples who got married.

Oh there's the lad who nearly set me off crying! I'm so happy for everyone!

Oh there’s the lad who nearly set me off crying! I’m so happy for everyone!

The 56th Grammy Awards took place recently and were presented by the very cool LL Cool J and the show was opened by Beyonce unleashing her Sasha Fierce side as she performed with Jay Z singing “Drunk in Love”. One of the highlights. It was amazing. Their such a sweet couple too.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won four awards and performed with Mary Lambert Same Love which was the highlight of the show when numerous couples, both gay and straight, got married and Madonna came on to sing a bit of Open Your Heart too and Queen Latifah spoke. I seen one of the lads crying with happiness that got married. The whole thing was so sweet. Congratulations to all the couples who got married.

Another highlight was Pink and Nate Ruess. Pink came down doing acrobatics before dancing with a hot man. Lucky old Pink and then followed that up by singing with the beautiful Nate Reuss. Oh Pink, I’m jealous! Totally jealous! And totally in admiration on every score!

Ringo Starr sang solo and also with Paul McCartney. The Beatles were one of the acts that won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lorde won song of the year for Royals and she also performed the song at the ceremony while Carole King and Sara Bareilles dueted together before presenting that award.

The very handsome Neil Patrick Harris introduced Daft Punk’s performance with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder which got everyone up on their feet. Beyonce was grooving.

Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Anna Kendrick and Jared Leto were also on presenting duties. Leto paid tribute to Lou Reed and presented Metallica for their performance of “One”.

Winners on the night included:

Album of the year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk.

Record of the year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Song of the year: “Royals,” Lorde.

New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Pop solo performance: “Royals,” Lorde.

Pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars

Pop/duo group performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

Rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.

Rock song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.

Traditional pop vocal album: “To Be Loved,” Michael Buble.

Rap performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap song: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

R&B performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.

Traditional R&B performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.

R&B song: “Pusher Love Girl,” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.

R&B album: “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys.

Urban contemporary album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna.

Rock performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons.

It was fabulous. Amazing show. Well done to all involved! 🙂 Did you enjoy the Grammys this year? Did you think the right people won each category? Comment below with your thoughts on this year’s ceremony? 🙂

Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers To Perform at Super Bowl Half-Time Show!

This going to be one hell of a half-time show!

This going to be one hell of a half-time show!

 

Bruno Mars is set to be joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2nd, it was revealed on the 11th of January during Fox’s broadcast of the NFC Divisional Playoff  between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks. I think this is great news because I love them both and both are great live so it should be a half-time show to remember! 🙂

The band are set to be the very first capital-R Rock band to perform a Super Bowl Halftime show in four years. The last was The Who who did a greatest hits medley at Florida’s Sun Life Stadium in the year 2010.

For information about the gig as well as many other Super Bowl-related gigs which are taking place in the tri-state area, click here.

Previous artists who have graced the Super Bowl stage include our own U2, the outstandingly eccentric and fabulous Madonna, the fab Prince, the amazing Paul McCartney and the Queen B herself Beyoncé.