the best beauty looks from burgerama

all photos by jade taylor

our (accidental) beauty diary

Attending Burgerama IV—one of the many music showcases Burger Records throws each year—was just like going to any other big music festival. Except, on like, Valium. What I mean by that is simple: It was really chill. Held at the Observatory in Orange County, California, the two-day fest was an undeniable vortex of youthful energy bouncing all over the place. It reeked of sunscreen, body odor, marijuana, and beer; and it was magical. During the weekend I spent there, I browsed the sea of teenyboppers and 20-somethings for interesting-looking girls to photograph (I understand that sounds creepy, but my intentions were pure), and accidentally documented a street-style beauty photo diary without fully realizing what I was doing. What I learned was: Ombré-colored roots, glossy red lips, and glitter under the eyes make for some pretty killer accents—and we're taking note.

Click through the gallery to see some of the portraits for yourself, and be sure to spot some of our all-time favorite babes we ran into (Julia Cumming, Shannon Shaw, Colleen Green, Staz Lindes, Rachael Finley a.k.a Steak, Niki Takesh, Annie Kreighbaum, Soko, Adesuwa Aighewi, and more)!

photo by jade taylorOmbré roots!
Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.