1. Marina and The Diamonds -“Primadonna”
We thought we’d deliver some of our favorites this month. Our first pick is “Primadonna” from Greek and Welsh Swirl Girl, Marina and The Diamonds!
This bubbly-pop dance track, “Primadonna” debuting off of her second album “Electra Heart” is a perfect way to start off your night getting ready with the girls or jamming to in your car on your way to work. Think Britney Spears “Hit Me Baby One More Time” meets Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” with a bit of 21st century dance edge and a Killer voice.
2. Gavin Turek - “Let Me Go”
The next track belongs to our very own vivacious Czechoslovakian and African-American Swirl Girl herself, Miss Gavin Turek!
With moves like Tina Turner and music beaming with the likes of Robyn meets Santigold, this disco princess will capture your heart and inspire you to do the hustle.
Colorful Wool Coat: Isabel Marant x H&M —> HERE.
Beaded Belt: Isabel Marant x H&M —> HERE.
Green Suede Sneakers: Nike —> HERE.
If you were like the many of us Marant Junkies who have been anticipating the arrival of the Isabel Marant collection at H&M for weeks, if not months now, then last week was your chance…….to wait in line. Whether it was waiting in-line or waiting online—my plan was to bear it out, on a weekday, at 5 am, behind the barricades, on the front lines, with mom’s and other Marant Junkies for a chance to snatch my favorites and cover the story for SGA. Now that sounds like a great plan until you realize that you had booked a flight to San Francisco that same morning. Which brings me to my creative solution which was a mix of luck and due diligence but the golden piece of advice I have to give to you is this: Call and ask H&M stores for RETURNS! Yes ladies. Returns. Because some mom somewhere is returning clothes that she bought for her daughter and in my case that mom was in San Francisco returning extra sizes her daughter didn’t fit into. What’s more? these returns will be flooding in especially before this Thursday due to the 7 day return policy on Marant items. So ladies, what are you waiting for?
You might remember Val Emanuel as our very first Swirl of the Week contest winner, but this beauty and brains combo is way more than just a pretty face. While some girls would simply settle for the rewards of a successful modeling career, this working babe takes her paychecks and invests them in her true priority, her education. She has starred in campaigns for Nike and played roles on hit shows like How I Met Your Mother, all at just 22! But when the cameras stop rolling, you can find Val in the library studying for her upcoming Art History exams with just as much energy. Look for Val since this fearless Swirl Girl is just getting started!
Malia Cunningham: How often I wash usually depends on my workout routine for the week but it’s usually every other day or so. If I need my curls more defined I have to start with it wet so if it doesn’t need a wash I’ll just wet and condition. I use CHI SILK INFUSION, and SHEA MOISTURE CURL and STYLE MILK on wet hair out of the shower, let it air dry and go!
Check out more of the interview HERE.
Start your Friday on a high note and meet the newest edition to the Swirl Girl Fam— soulful, stylish, songstress that is Swirl Girl, Malia Cunningham!
A cross between India-Arie, Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone this singer-songwriting babe melted our hearts with her intimate melodies and touched our spirits with her voice. Rooted in a positive state of mind, this humble, down-to-earth Swirl reminds us by example that real beauty is about self-love, gentleness and self-confidence.
Swirl Girl Icon: Malia Cunningham
Top: Undefeated (Malia altered it to a Crop)
Leggings: Lulu Lemon
Swirl Girl Icon: Malia Cunningham
Denim Vest: Vintage
Tank Top: DJ K Dream
Spandex Shorts & Tights: Forever 21
(SGA mentioned in LA’s Society Magazine for Dream For Future Africa charity event!)
First off, I apologize for being MIA in my weekend “happenings” posts. *bad Liz, bad. very bad* But I hope to make it up to you guys with this post as the last few months have been an absolute world-wind for both me and SGA.