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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Promo News

I am thrilled to announce my two new fashion subscription services!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Have you ever...

...had a song constantly playing in your head like a stuck record loop?

I am in love with "Uptown Funk" and listen to it on my iTunes often.  I am guessing this is why the song is always on my mind.

Of course, somewhere in the Set List archives, "Uptown Funk" has played before as well.

I suppose re-airing the video and posting a follow up will clear my head.

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Classic Live v. Modern Live

Classic v. Modern - Not the same

"Planet Earth" is an ultimate Duran Duran favorite as performed live. 

Wembley was simple on stage and electric within the audience.  The first note was powerful and evoked a sense of something amazing to come.

Coachella was busy on stage and lacked the profoundly eager audience reaction.  Why was the band not already on stage?  Why was there a need for a backup vocal?

I am devastated to compare Duran Duran then and now.  Yet there is a striking difference with and without Andy Taylor.  Time has moved on and Duran Duran has moved on.  I haven't.

Do I have a right to be stuck in the past?

Duran Duran - Planet Earth (Coachella 2011)

Duran Duran Planet Earth

Friday, October 16, 2015

A New Duran Duran Era

I love Duran Duran.  My ultimate favorite albums are The Wedding Album (point of discovery) and Astronaut (point of permanent passion).  My first concert experience was Duran Duran's Red Carpet Massacre tour.  I will forever cherish those memories.

Yet, as of Andy Taylor's departure and influx of guest musicians, I feel a sense of quantity of entertainment over quality of entertainment.  The stage still shimmers with every performance, but I cannot help but notice conformity.

For example, during the Red Carpet Massacre tour, the band wore the same outfits.  In group photos, there is a clothing theme if not exactly the same - such as leather with Paper Gods.

If I were to narrow down my thoughts to finite detail, the way Simon, Nick, John, and Roger pose seem abstract rather than casual.

I do have heartbreak with the additional performers on stage - outside of the band and guest musicians, I doubt I will ever understand their contribution.

I posted "Pressure Off" because the song is my only favorite from the newest album in the Duran Duran collection.

Duran Duran has long proved to not be a one-off band.  The members are extraordinarily talented and worthy of life long fame.  However, every decade has brought new generations of fans that follow the previous.  I suppose I could just be stuck in the past, but in the new Duran Duran era, I am bowing out.

Duran Duran - Pressure Off feat. Janelle MonĂ¡e and Nile Rodgers [AUDIO]

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Giving Back

Set List Special Request

Some time ago, I was screened as a precaution to what I felt.  The result was negative.  The possibility of cancer, however, changed my outlook on life.

My boutique motto is "Explore, shop, and just have fun."  My boutique hope is for women to feel special and proud to be unique.

The Chloe + Isabel motto is "Be Creative.  Be Confident.  Be You."  The Chloe + Isabel hope is to empower female entrepreneurs.

In this month of October, giving back will be my way of being empowered.

For every customer who spends $100 or more in this month, I will donate 10% of my October payday to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Please refer to the link above for jewels specific to the Chloe + Isabel proceeds donation.  Please refer to my boutique link for jewels overall.

LaurenAlain Boutique

Friday, October 2, 2015

Set List Special Request

I approach Set List with a personalized touch aimed to a global audience.  I approach Chloe + Isabel with a personalized touch aimed to women nationwide.  October is personalized to many women worldwide.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

In this month of October, Chloe + Isabel is donating 10% of all proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Music unites.  Fight against cancer unites.

I have a special request for Set List readers and passersby - please consider a purchase from the selections below as a show of support.

LaurenAlain Boutique - Chloe + Isabel only ships within the United States.

Gardenia Toggle Bracelet - $48

Gardenia Convertible Statement Necklace - $138

Gardenia Stud Duo Earrings - $34

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Earrings - $28

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Necklace - $58

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Bracelet - $48

Jardins du Midi Eau de Parfum - $58

Multi-Strand Signature Torsade Necklace - $188

Minaret Light Rose Teardrop Earrings - $34

Bead + Chain Multi-Wrap Bracelet - $45

Gardenia Convertible Pendant Necklace - $48

Cushion-Cut Cocktail Ring - $42

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Just a Thought

Music and fashion blend well together.  Jewelry is the best accent to fashion.  Therefore, music and jewelry blend well together.

I have a thought to share -

Lauren's Music Store & Just For You

Shop Lauren's Music Store.

Fill out the Just For You survey...with a catch.  On October 31st, I will, at random, select one customer via email to win a surprise Chloe + Isabel gift.  The gift will be a mystery to me too as the surprise will not be chosen until October 31st.

As always, play it!