THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

My first two years in New York, there was only one nail polish color that mattered and it was Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple.” When I finally got my hands on a bottle of it, I was still working at Topshop in Soho and I recall so well how a coworker (her name was Margeaux) stopped me after I dropped off clothes for the second floor … Continue reading THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

15 Years Later: Aaliyah’s Last Album Is An Underrated R&B Masterpiece

It was a Mic.com article that reminded me that Aaliyah‘s last album, Aaliyah, was released fifteen years ago, on July 7, 2001. I became a mixed bag of emotions reading the headline. I felt mainly happiness because the album is one of my all-time favorites. But also, a tide of sadness. Who knew, back then, it would be her last released while still alive. I wanted the album from … Continue reading 15 Years Later: Aaliyah’s Last Album Is An Underrated R&B Masterpiece

The Tower Records Documentary, All Things Must Pass, Will Kickstart Your Abandoned Record Collection

I had been eager to watch All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records since its “limited release” in March 2015. The run, however, must’ve been extremely limited. Because before I knew it, it was gone from New York City screens. And despite its ties to the A-list, being that Colin Hanks directed the film (the eldest child of 2-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks), the … Continue reading The Tower Records Documentary, All Things Must Pass, Will Kickstart Your Abandoned Record Collection