Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Justin Bieber's Album Release Party ; Purpose

As I have promised you guys to post the album release party of 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber at Staples Center on Nov. 13, 2015. Sorry it took a while to post this blog because I've been so caught up in my job :) It was really an enjoyable moment with Justin that night where he got to personally answer his fans' questions. Pastor Judah Smith was also there as JB's mentor who have been watching him personally grow as a person and as a musician. JB played some music for the fans both from his past and current songs he recently released in acoustic version with his guitarist on stage. It was more of an intimate event for his fans rather than a concert in this album release party.
As a Belieber, I have never been so proud seeing him growing and learning and simply, just seeing a young boy trying to figure out who he is in the world that he's living in.
Most of his music in 'Purpose' have deeper meaning about his life experiences than what most people would think of his previous work in music. He definitely grows so much and is still growing. And I'm not ashamed to say I am and will always be a #belieber.
Here you go, enjoy...

My favorite songs on Purpose is 'Love Yourself,' 'The Feeling,' and 'Children.' What are yours? Follow my ig @lauraclayderman.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Supermodel Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Alessandra Ambrosio Grace H&M X Balmain Runway

Exactly 2 nights ago, I was looking at my snapchat and every fashion blogger I followed snap their fun times at H&M X Balmain Fashion Show. Even though I am not there, I feel so excited just because top supermodel and one of my favorite model/ reality star aka Kendall Jenner is one of the #balmaination gang who got to walk on the runway that night. Along with Ms. Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, and Alessandra Ambrosio are some of the top name models who were also seen on the runway. The night was also ended by a surprise performance by our most favorite 90's band, the one and only; Backstreet Boys. The whole gang was also spotted with H&M X Balmain clothes from head to toe.

You will see velvets, silks, metallic colors, collars, and army-style jumpsuits on this collaboration of H&M and Olivier Rousteing. When asked why he brings back his past designs; Rousteing remembered how it feels like to be 20 years of age and feels the desire to buy designer clothes. He wants to deliver a more affordable or we may say, a lower price collection to the public through his collaboration with the power house retail clothing company, H&M.

Currently, the collections are exclusive to bloggers, media, and Rousteing's fashion friends only. However, fans can line up on Nov. 5th to get some pieces of these hype collaboration pieces at selected H&M stores. Are you lining up? Let me know!

pics are from Vogue

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak Live at Hollywood Bowl 2015

Last night was the first concert I've been to in 8 months, and it was Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak. The last concert that I went to was Sam Smith: In the Loneliest Hour on January 2015. My life has been pre-occupied with work and traveling now that I barely keep up with concerts. But enough about my life, this post is to recap what happened last night at Mr. West's concert at Hollywood Bowl, LA. A night performance full of melancholy vibes, characterized upon alienation, loneliness, heartbreaks, and insomnia. 

He performed about 13 songs, all taken from his critical-acclaim successful album in 2008; "808s & Heartbreak." The stage was lit up with monochromatic lights and color hues of white, light pink, and light brown. Set of orchestra groups, back-up singers, and muscular African-American men filled up the Hollywood Bowl's stage last night. There was so much auto-tune happening last night while he performed with his seemingly nervous & shaky voice. It's not going to be easy for this common over-confident singer to relive his dark past. The "808s & Heartbreak" album was released on 2008, chronicles his mother's death, his split with his long time fiancee, and his bad reputation from the public regarding his comment about George Bush. 

Overall, his performance was raw that he showed his emotions and fears to the public on a night of an-expected entertaining performance, which was not easy for him. But he managed through, and ended his show with a wide smile and a bowing appreciation with all other performers to his fans.  

pics are from NY Times and StereoGum

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Billboard Music Awards 2015

I was thinking twice whether to blog this year's Billboard Awards or not because it wasn't really my favorite show after I saw it. Most of the nominees are the girls who were spotted along the audience.. Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, and of course, Taylor Swift won the most awards for the night.. The award show was opened with the first time ever- the premiere of the anticipated music video produced by Taylor Swift, herself and bunch of her A-list BFFs; "BAD BLOOD"... To see the video, go here. 

Here are some of the red carpet photos from The Billboard Music Awards 2015 at MGM Hotel, Las Vegas on Sunday... 

pics are from Billboard.com

My favorite performance is definitely from Ed Sheeran.. Ugh he's so talented, love him!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Every year I post pictures of MET GALA, one of fashion's biggest night. It would do the justice to post this year's 2015 MET GALA. But this time, it's gonna be more selfies posted. Despite the strict rule of how celebrities weren't allowed to post any selfies, they still broke the rules! Aren't rules meant to be broken? :p

Without further ado, here are some of the selfies celebrities caught taking during the event...

pics are from Elle

This year's MET GALA's Theme is, 'CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.' So you will see Chinese ornaments and designs or themes associated with most of the dresses and suits you see on the red carpet...

pics are from Harpers Bazaar