The Best of the VMAs | Shailene Woodley in Emilio Pucci

The 2013 VMAs will forever be remembered as the Miley Cyrus spectacle. When will that girl grow up? I am rooting for her! She is still very young you know…


MTV is a dirty place, I am a little perplexed why everyone is so offended… I know it’s an awards show… but look at MTV! All of their shows are the antithesis of classy, not sure why people thought the VMAs would be any different.

The VMAs were also a brief reminder of why movie stars are movie stars and singers are singers. Because they are good at what they do.  The only talented award-presenters during the VMAs were our stars JGL and Jimmy Fallon, because that is what they do! Act! Speak to a viewers! The singers on the other hand found themselves tongue-tied and painful to watch. Because they are not paid to be eloquent, their talent comes from making the music and lyrics. At least that’s my reasoning, but what do I know, I can’t act or sing…

Other than raving on about how cute Justin Timberlake is and how much I love Katy Perry and am so proud of that California girl for taking over the world. I want to mention Shailene Woodley, that gorgeous young actress wearing the Emilio Pucci Crop Top and Fringed Skirt combo (Emilio Pucci Resort 2014). You might recognize Shailene from the Secret Life of an American Teenager, but now she stars in a Hunger-Games-esque movie, Divergent, coming out March 2014.  


I love that hemline, the inverted V. I have now scoured the internet searching for a name of that hemline, but the best I could find was “mini skirt.” So keep in mind that while it is a miniskirt… I am going to give it my own name, “The Inverted Triangle” …or “The Classy Loin Cloth,” if you will.

She looked so hot and has inspired me to sew my own version. In black of course. Let the sewing projects begin!



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Summerbaby, show me the town.

Hello readers of Lisa’s blog, nice too e-meet you. I’m Caitlyn, recordsLisa’s longtime friend and self-appointed music mentor. If this blog was a movie, Lisa would be the director, producer, writer, lead actor, costume designer, location scout, so on and so forth. But I’m quite positive she would let me be in charge of the soundtrack, which is about all the responsibility I could handle anyways. I take this role pretty darn seriously, because let’s be honest, life is far too short to listen to Katy Perry (Lisa will totally debate me on this one, but I’ll tell her to shut up and turn up LCD Soundsystem).

I mused on what kind of playlist I would create for my inaugural contribution, and as I live in Southern California, immersed in sunshine and pavement and heat waves and beach cities, I couldn’t escape the inevitable. This is going to be “Just Another Summertime Playlist” playlist, two thousand and thirteen edition. If you’ve been vaguely conscious for any of 2013, you probably know that it has been one hell of a year for new music releases. Whether it’s a musical juggernaut releasing a solid new album (Vampire Weekend, The National, for god sakes Daft Punk), or relatively new bands releasing albums that leave you begging for more (Cayucas, Savages), 2013 is one for the record(store) books.  So here are some sunshine jams, from the best that 2013 has to offer (so far):