Like you, I know what I like when I see it. I’ve always loved (and am good at) shopping for food, clothes and party supplies. But, I never expected to love decorating my home as much as I do.
I’ve lived on my own in New York City for about four years now and I love the “lived in” feel of my apartment. I add life to my apartment with a bamboo plant or two, personal photos, an heirloom or two (I use my Father’s trunk from college as my coffee table), and scented candles (favorites include Diptique, Fresh and Jo Malone). But, one thing has been missing from my space all along: a graphic print area rug. I can’t seem to read a lifestyle or home decor blog or magazine without spotting all sorts of punky patterns and sensational shaped rugs. The more I see them, the more “rug-sessed” I get!
He’s sexy, he’s smart (…went to Harvard!) and he makes music that will make you get on your feet and dance. Meet BAKER. The hottest new face in the world of Electro Pop music. Micah Jesse caught up with Baker:
Describe to me when you first knew you wanted to make music. What was it about making music and/or performing that attracted you?
When I was 8 years old at summer camp, it was my counselor’s idea for all of us to perform “Stand By Me” for the other groups. I remember the counselor loved my voice so much she put the microphone right in front of me, so even though everyone was singing, the crowd could only hear me. And I think on the surface, I enjoyed the attention (I still do) but really it was more about communication. If someone has a voice of their own – whether that means singing or public speaking or writing, they should develop it and share it.
- …to the “electro pop” genre specifically?
That’s the style that fit my writing and my voice the best; it was a pretty clear choice right from the start.
Who do you make music for? Who is your target audience?
I don’t have one; I’ve been amazed by how many different people of all ages and places and walks of life that have discovered my music, so I hope it only continues to expand.
KEEP READING FOR MORE FROM MICAH JESSE’S INTERVIEW WITH BAKER!
In the new issue of Marie Claire magazine (February 2012), pop singer Christina Aguilera sounds off on her self-image and the ups and downs of raising her son, Max, as a single mother.
All in all, it sounds like X-Tina is in a very good place — which is good news to us!
On her body: “I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loooves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”
On single motherhood: “It’s hard not having the consistency of a partnership on a daily basis. It’s a struggle. But I can’t single out my ex-husband [as the problem] because he’s a devoted father and great with my son. We always make sure that we put Max first. I have help from family and good people around me in support of my career. I couldn’t do what I do without a strong team behind me.”
Want more from Christina? Pick up the newest issue of Marie Claire — on newsstands now!
How adorable is hot new artist Cady Groves? She looks like she would totes be our BFF if we knew her. Anyhow, check out her debut music video for her single “This Little Girl!” The video even features “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton… which is a pretty good sign we’ll be seeing a lot more of Miss Cady. Check out her music video right here on MJ:
It turns out, that like the rest of America, pop star Christina Aguilera loves herself some Adele!
The “The Voice” coach got the chance to pose with the songstress backstage when she attended Adele’s concert in California last night and she shared the pic– with fans on her official Twitter account.
“Me & Adele. “Someone Like You” is my favorite!,” Xtina tweeted. “Beautiful to see all her fans sing it tonight! ;) love u Adele.”
Christina wasn’t the only star that turned out for Adele’s sold-out Los Angeles concert. We’re told “Twilight” hunk Robert Pattinson, America Ferrera, some of the cast members from “Glee,” and Jessica Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson, were in the house as well.
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