Robyn's Body Talk

I love music. Whatever the genre, I just love it. Whatever my mood. Unfortunately I don't BUY as much music as I'd like too, because albums nowadays are a budget, and I'm kinda picky when it comes to music, so I only buy what's good, from track 1 to hidden track. For example if possible I would only buy Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce's album at half price, cause I literally only like the Sasha Fierce part. But I digress...

I recently bought Robyn’s Body Talk Part I album, without even listening to it (oooh risky !!)…Well not so much. So please let me do a full review of it so you can go get your copy. Or not.

1. Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do

That song sounds really The Hills/The City soundtrack. It’s a sort of electronic hymn that’s relatable and, it’s obviously more melody-oriented, than lyrically-wise with a repeatedly “ My drinking is killing me, my smoking is killing, your nagging is killing me, my record’s killing me, my mother’s killing me…”, actually it’s just a rebellious teenager kind of tune. Main message: “You’re killing me, don’t fucking tell me what to do.”

2. Fembot

Reminds me a lot of the Konichiwa album, sounds like a video game. Robyn sings a lot more on this one, and it definitely sounds like HER, and no one else, which I absolutely love.

Apparently the autotune isn’t dead at all, but then again, it completely fits the Fembot (as in female-robot) theme of the song, so it’s relevant.

3. Dancing On My Own

Robyn’s vocal range at it’s best. Fell in love with this song at 00:35 into it. Robyn is as heartbroken as she was in her previous album’s track “Be Mine!” only this time she sounds stronger. I can definitely relate to that song. The instrumental sounds very 80s – early 90s-ish.

Great post-breakup hymn for all the broken hearted girls who are dancing on their own. Just like me. I just love her ability to turn a sad song into a dancing tune. The only living legend to be able to properly do so would be…Madonna (Don’t Tell Me, Miles Away,…) and those are big shoes to fill. Good job Robyn!

4. Cry When You Get Older

Nice catchy pop song. Someone’s probably going to use that one in a commercial or something. Just another “love sucks and we all agree” kind of song.

5. Dancehall Queen

Fell in love with this one at 00:22! Dancehall/Reggae/Electro/Pop mashup with our very own Swedish Robyn’s sweet voice. She got the “riddim”, the gimmicks and everything, I think it’s a tribute to her influences. It’s an easy listening song. I wasn’t expecting this, so I smiled and shook my hips while travelling from Stockholm to Kingston. Feel good song. Loved it.

6. None Of Dem

This one’s dark. I love Robyn’s accent on this one, but that’s about it, I was a dancehall queen 2 seconds ago and now I feel bored to death. Great vocal arrangements but I’m not impressed with the rest of it. Actually at around 2:30 the song irritates me, but I’m waiting to be impressed at some point…or not.

7. Hang With Me [Acoustic Version]

Robyn’s a great live artist. Her forte is definitely acoustic, no autotune, no nothing, just flawless Robyn. I can relate to this song so lovely, it makes me smile. It’s soft but strong, rough but touchy, the kind of romantic comedy song that we all love to hate in public, but that we really secretly love cause we want to be that heroin.

It’s a good song to start a relationship. Well I believe it is.

8. Jag Vet en Dejlig Rosa
Very good way to end the album. It’s a traditional Swedish song about flowers, sounds like a lullaby.Lovely, very fairytale-like. I want Part II of the album.I love it.

- Mademoiselle Aja


Rainbow Hands

We all have fashion quirks or obsessions. Sometimes they only last for a season but most of the time, and I’ve been asking around,…they quickly become a pattern and we end up repeating those patterns over & over again.
I have a bunch of fashionesque quirks and I’m fully aware of them. I’m not denying them, and if anything, I’m owning up to them and boast them as some kind of stylistic trophy.
Truth is, some of my fashion quirks come from insecurities or even practicalities. For example: I own a great deal of scarves because I’m always cold, I just manage to pick them pretty and match my outfits, they’re cute, but for me they’re a necessity.

Another fashionesque practicality example would be my ginormous collection of black underwear…yeah it’s kinda sad, and makes you look like a nun but I take far too much time figuring out an outfit every morning to start to bother about my undies. I’m black, so they just fit perfectly under whatever. Period.
The fashion quirk I want to address today is: Nail polishes. I love them. Now this comes from an insecurity. My hands. They’re huge. I can actually cover my face by spreading my fingers wide open on it. So I quickly discovered that with the right manicure I could make my hands look cute, instead of creepy. That’s quite important when both of your jobs imply people getting a close-up of your hands daily! ;)

Most of my collection is made of H&M nailpolishes, I just love their names: "Miss Stone Heart" is my latest acquisition! <3


Nous avons tous des obsessions fashionesques. Parfois elles sont éphémères, mais les fashionistas de mon entourage m’ont confirmé qu’en général, ces obsessions résistent à l’épreuve du temps et deviennent répétitives, pour finir par s’installer pour de bon !
J’ai un paquet d’obsessions fashionesques, et j’en suis pleinement consciente. Je ne les renie pas et, au contraire, je les assume et les arbore fièrement tel un trophée stylistique.
En fait, la majeure partie de mes obsessions fashionesques viennent de complexes, ou d’aspects pratiques. Par exemple : je possède une importante collection de foulards et d’écharpes parce que j’ai toujours froid, je m’arrange juste pour qu’elles aillent parfaitement avec ce que je porte ce qui permet de joindre l’utile au fashionesque.
Pareil pour mes sous-vêtements, souvent noirs , puisque c’est déjà un vrai brainstorming pour choisir dans mon dressing desespérément vide (ironie) ce que je vais porter en général. Je suis black, les sous-vêtements blacks font office de sous-vêtements chair tel un mannequin en go-see ;)
L’Obsession fashionesque dont je veux vous faire part aujourd’hui est : le vernis à ongles. Elle vient clairement d’un gros complexe.Mes mains. Elles sont énormes. Je peux couvrir mon visage en écartant grand les doigts sur ma face. J’ai très vite compris qu’avec la bonne manucure je pouvais faire passer mes mains d’impressionnantes à mignonnes. Ce qui est important quand on sait que mes jobs amènent un tas de personnes à cotoyer mes menottes de très près ! ;)

Une infime partie de ma collection...