Archive for February, 2015

BLOG GUEST: Lisa Maffia’s Top Sports-Luxe picks

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Sport | February 26, 2015

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Solo singer and fashion tech business woman, Lisa Maffia stopped by to tell us her favourite Sports Luxe brands that she is really feeling at the moment. ‘ Right now, I live for heels and tailored skirts but many years ago, I was always dressed in designer tracksuits and Puma trainers‘. I also like to team silky tracksuits with a heel which can look super sexy. I like to workout and but still like to look good when in the gym….
Here’s my top 4 picks 

British designer Charli Cohen 24, has bridged the gap between classic fashion and fitness wear.

Was at her LFW show last week and was blown away

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 Another British born clothing line, Shade London oozes super hot streetwear

Totally in love with this getup

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We all know who Alexander Wang is and his new collection is LUSH!

Wang always gets it on point

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Vionnet, can be accessorised  with any outfit

This is a weird but wonderful find

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Who said sporting wear couldn’t be sexy? Going to the gym and running in the local park never looked so good.

I’ll be back again soon.

Love Lisa xoxo

Oscars 2015 Best Dressed

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BassBuds | February 23, 2015

We are sure you all know the Oscar’s were last night and following the 87th Academy Award Ceremony in Hollywood, all the stars made their way to Vanity Fair’s post-show party to celebrate all that was achieved at the ceremony! But what a spectacle it was, with all our favourite singers and actors in one place, wearing our favourite designers, we couldn’t get enough of it all! Here is a list of our favourite looks of the night:

 

Marion Cotillard stepped out in the brightest but most elegant Canary Yellow Dior piece last night. She definitely stood out on the Red Carpet and we love every bit of it! Spring is well and truly here and if our summer wardrobe resembles this in any way then we know we are on track!

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Margot Robbie looked amazing in her elegant jet black piece by Van Cleef, spiced up with an Arpels Zipper neaklace and bright red lips! This Jet black piece showed just the right amount of cleavage to pull off a sexy classy look, whilst the sheer sleeves gave the dress that extra bit of elegance! This was a great choice to make Margot!

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Now we absolutely love Chrissy Teigen! This woman looked amazing on the red carpet, absolute stunning the crowds in her Zunair Murad piece that not only gave her the most beautiful cleavage outline but also showed off her legs with a thigh high split! We loved everything about it, and we’re sure hubby John Legend did too, with the couple posing for a cheeky Instagram picture just before the ceremony! And how do we know John loved it? Well this beautiful blue piece is very similar to her wedding dress to the All of Me singer.

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Now, Rita Ora was doing so many things right last night! Turning up to the ceremony in a stunning Midnight Blue Marchesa piece. Check. Three changes over the course of the night. Check. Gorgeous Boyfriend with green hair on her arm. Check. Yes girl! She had everybody talking last night and why wouldn’t she? The Marchesa piece she worn emphasised her slender get curvy shape and took over the red carpet with it’s everlasting trail! We’re in love! Rita was definitely heading it up for the Brits last night! We’re proud of you girl!

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Solange never fails to stun us with her bright yet beautiful outfits and this one was no different. Beyonce’s baby sister showed us she could do it big last night with her Christian Siriano Fall 2015 Crepe Cape top and pant. She was most definitely the lady in red with her matching lips, simply beautiful is all we can say to this amazing outfit!

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J Lo left us absolutely speechless when we came across the images of her in her Elie Saab Haute Couture piece! This nude/peach piece really brought out Jennifer’s natural glow whilst highlighting her slim waist and giving us just the right dose of cleavage! Her body looked amazing and at the age of 45 we are just left lost for words! One thing we can definitely say though, is that this woman knows how to reinvent herself all the time – BREATHTAKING!

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Musical Mondays

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BassBuds | February 23, 2015

Mat – Block B – Very Good

 

 

International talent is everything right now and Mat’s choice of South Korea’s most popular hip hop group has us all talking! Block B came together in 2011 after South Korean hip hop record producer and rapper Cho PD decided he would invest $1.4 million USD in creating a seven- member hip hop group under his “Creating Korea’s Eminem Project”. This was most definitely a great investment as the group gathered interested a home and internationally. This year Block B made their official Japanese debut with a release of the Japanese version of their single, and it even reached number 7 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100. The group will be touring commencing their European tour this Friday. We expect good things to come from them! Great, big things!

 

 

Corene – Snakehips – Days with you

 

 

Snakehips are a fantastic producing male Duo from London who are taking the world by storm right now!
They’re a pair of London producers in their mid-20s, who has released their music via their own label and describe their sound as “inspired by golden-era hip-hop and R&B mixed with more modern production techniques”.

The twosome paired up in 2012 and since then they have gone from strength to strength even selling out their US tour. They are back this year with their hit, ‘Days with You’, featuring the wonderful talent that is Sinead Harnett, who was recently shortlisted for MTV UK’s Brand New for 2015 award. The boys do have an upcoming show, so for all our Snakehip fans out there, make sure you cop your tickets for their live show in Hackney on Friday 13th March!

 

 

Tia – D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Really Love

 

 

After a long awaited return, D’Angelo left the music scene for a 14 year hiatus after the release of his critically accliamed Voodoo album. However, all is good, as he returned to us with the amazing Black Messiah album late last year, letting us know that D’Angelo is still as great as ever! Now for all the D’Angelo fans out there, he just performed in the UK over the weekend (I’m sure you caught it!) but is travelling out to Germany and Norway to continue his European tour. We are proud!​

 

Speaking of love, (which D’Angelo does get you in the mood for!) why not try your chances at winning a pair of 24CT Gold Plated Bassbuds for you and your partner? Alongside our most exclusive headphones you would also win a luxury shopping experience, and Uber private car service for you and your partner to enjoy together!

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Musical Mondays

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BassBuds | February 16, 2015

Tia – India Arie – Just Do You

 

We all need that little push on a Monday morning to get into gear for the week and nothing raises up our spirits more than this little number by India Arie. After a four year hiatus, India came back with a bang, providing us with a motivational song to raise our confidence and encourage us to just get into it all and be ourselves! What a brilliant message to hear on Monday morning! We are grinning from ear to ear because of this one!

 

Corene – Rough Copy – 3 Words

 

So Rough Copy released their new track 3 words on Friday and what a tune it is! We’​re so proud of the boys and their growth since their X Factor days. The South London trio, hit our television screens in 2013 where they finished fourth in the hit music reality show. Since then they have gone from strength to strength, having signed to Sony Music last year.

 
Benjy- Prides – Out of the Blue

 

The Prides are a Scottish band formed in 2013 . The band made up of Stewart Brock, Callum Wiseman and Lewis Gardiner released their EP ‘The Seeds You Sow’ last year and even had the honour of performing at the 2014 Common Wealth games. Out of the Blue, was inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Big Love’ according to Stewart Brock. The band are currently on tour now, so if you are a fan make sure you cop your ticket ASAP!

 
Mat – Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

 

Metallica! Who doesn’t love the legends that are Metallica! This talented heavy metal band are known internationally for their hit and with good reason! The band create nine studio albums, have won nine Grammy awards and have had five of their albums debuted at number 1 in the Billboard 200, with all that under their belt it wouldn’t be right for the world to not know who they are! They are ranked as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time and have sold over 110 million records worldwide. Nothing Else Matter was released in 1991 and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks. Something that brings back memories of yester-year, the perfect way to bring you smoothly into your week.​

 

 

We’ve given you the right tools to start the week right after a wonderful weekend! We hope you all had a great Valentines weekend, no matter what you did or who you spent it with! In celebration of true love Bassbuds are giving something back to show how much we love you! We are giving you lovebirds out there a chance to win the ultimate Valentines present, his and hers 24CT Gold Bassbuds. To be in with a chance to win, pop in to our landing page and upload a beautiful picture of yourself and your other half! #24CaratCouples #ShareLoveShareMusic

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Valentine’s Gift Guide 2015

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BassBuds, Fashion | February 12, 2015

 

 

If you’re struggling for last minute gifts for your Valentine, take a look at some of our faves. Even, if you don’t have a loved one, why not purchase a gift for yourself, we won’t tell if you don’t………

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Selfy Stick

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Chocolate Strawberries

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COMPETITION (UK ONLY) #24CARATCOUPLES –  Upload a picture of you and your loved one to be in a chance to win a luxury experience with Uber & Harvey Nichols. See here to find out more info http://bit.ly/1ITpCre

 

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Musical Mondays

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BassBuds | February 9, 2015

Benjy- Maroon 5 – Kiwi

Now, nobody can deny that Maroon 5 are becoming modern legends, most of us have valued their music through our childhood and teenage years and they’re still gracing us with their hits now! The group originally formed in 1994 as Kara’s Flowers , whilst members Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick were all at high school. The band later parted ways in 1997 to finish school but regrouped in 2001 with guitarist James Valentine. Since then the band have been creating hit after hit, winning Grammys, Billboard Music awards and Teen Choice awards along the way. The band released their latest album V in September last year which has given us a burst of musical energy, they are starting their worldwide tour this month and will be popping in to visit North America, Europe and Africa between now and June. they are hitting up London’s SSE Arena in Wembley in May, so grab your tickets now before they’re gone!

 

 
Corene – Nicole Scherzinger – Bang

Nicole has been in the spotlight for a not so great reason this week with news of her split with Lewis Hamilton being AGAIN! We’re still very much rooting for this beautiful duo though, hopefully they can work out their differences, as the talented, powerful people they are! And speaking of power, nothing highlights this more than Nicole in her Bang video, this video leaves us mesmerised by her moves. She proves that she is as versatile and as relevant as ever! She is back to LA now following the end of Cats, the West-end musical that she had been staring in over the last few months and is throwing herself into her work, we know she has a few live shows coming up, but does that also mean that we can expect some new music as well? We’ll just have to wait and see!

 

 
Warren – Fergie – L.A Love

We’ve found so many people asking, “Who’s that song by” over the last couple months and we could see why. L.A Love as much as it has an authentic Fergie sound, is very much different from her previous release, but of course we don’t love it any less. This is just a hint of what more we can expect to her from Fergie as we wait in anticipation for the release of her new album which is due to be released this year. We can’t wait to hear the bangers Fergie is cooking up for us and we don’t doubt for one second that they’ll blow us away!

 

 
Tia – Kanye West – Only One

The legend that is Mr West himself, released the video for this lovely ballad last week and who’s eye did it not bring a tear to? It definitely had us wiping our cheeks after watching the video dedicated to Kanye’s ( and right now the world’s little angel) Nori. The song was apparently inspired by a dream Kanye had in which he had a conversation with his late mother. You really can’t beat a song that portrays true family love! PS can we just say that we absolute loved the way Kanye and Kim killed it at the Grammys yesterday! Kanye stepping out in his new Yeezy’s, yes, they’re coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!

 

 
Mat – Systems of Down – Spiders

Systems of Downs for those who don’t know are a four piece America Rock Band from Souther California who formed in 1994. They have released five studio albums and reached commercial success through them, being nominated for 4 Grammys and winning best Hard Rock Performance whilst selling 40 Million records worldwide. There are rumours of a new album coming from the group, after member Tankian commented on the possibility of a new album release in an interview with Rolling Stone. This means we just may be get a tour from them as well, if they find songs that work for them, giving us hope for the future.​

 

Now we can’t forget that in five days time all the love birds will be out celebrating their love for one another, ( just like Kanye did for North), so what better gift to get for your loved one then some brand new Bassbuds! The perfect gift that you can carry anywhere! Make sure you grab them before it gets too late!

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Musical Mondays

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BassBuds | February 4, 2015

Benjy- Sia- Chandelier

So if you haven’t heard this song yet then I haven’t a clue where you’ve been hiding! Sia is an Australian recording artist and her hit “Chandelier” is the lead single off her sixth studio album 1000 Forms of Fear. This hit has already charted within the top five in several countries including Australia, Italy , Norway, Poland, New Zealand and the UK. It is also Sia’s first single to appear on the Hot 100. Lucky thing, even received four grammy nominations for Song of the Year, Record of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Video, that’s definitely saying something! Sia has even featured on Eminem’s eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 on Beautiful Pain and co-wrote Maroon 5’s tune “My Heart is Open”. Sia has even just released her solo version of “Elastic Heart” as her fourth single from her latest album last month- ohh we have so much to look forward to!

 
Corene – Tchami – Promesses ft Kaleem Taylor

A dance hit in the clubs, on radio, in shops, where can you not here this tune! Released through The Ministry of Sound (like that wasn’t a major hint in itself to what a dance banger this would be!) this song has taken the scene by the storm! Now, Tchami (aka Martin Bresso ) is no stranger to the dance scene having done several supporting tours with the likes of Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake and more, plus collaborating with Alunageorge and Janet Jackson. We can’t forget about the epic vocals on the track either! This soulful sound comes from the one and only Kaleem Taylor who adds such dynamic to the track you can’t help but yearn to hear more, and if you do you can catch Kaleem touring this year. His tour started on the 22nd of Jan but you still have plenty of chances to catch him from now until 5th April and who would want to miss out on that?
Mat – Foo Fighters – The Pretender

Nirvana Drummer, David Growl as a one man project following the death Kurt Colbain & the dissolution of the band he was previously in, but what a good move it was! The Pretender came off the boys album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace and was released in 2007. The song has received multiple Grammy nominations including Record of The Year and Best Rock Song but won a Grammy for the Best Hard Rock Performance. Now for all our Foo Fighters fans out there, the guys are touring again stoping off in Australia, New Zealand, the US and the UK between now and June so there is no better time to cop your tickets then now!

 

 

Tia – Shakka – Walking With The Elephants ft Frisco

Shakka greets us into the new year with his latest tune Walking With The Elephants, with a bass that has our heads bopping no matter where we are. This singer-songwriter from London has the most unique sound which constantly brings us excitement, and everybody knows it, including Rita Ora, Wiley, Pro Green, Rudimental, Basement Jaxx, Skepta, Laura Mvula, Labrinth, Wretch 32, Daley and Maverick Sabre who are all said to be fans of Shakka’s work. His last EP The Tribe had us all screaming, as it touched our souls but even more exciting is the work he’s been hinting about have recently jumped in studio with Tinie Tempah. Frisco’s bars on the track add an edge to  that we love, the BBK rapper definitely stamps his name on the track and we couldn’t think of a better collar!  We are excited, so, so excited about what these two talented artists have to bring us this year, whatever it is, it’s going to be GOOD!

 

 

Warren – Chris Brown- Ayo ft Tyga

Chris Brown has no issue staying relevant and after his antics on Instagram and Twitter, he has released his new tune Ayo, with Tyga who is equally not shy of the the limelight having been recently associated with Kylie Jenner. Its no surprise that Chris Brown and Tyga release Ayo as the two are the closest of friends with Chris being a God-father to Tyga’s son , King Cairo. Now this video, as with the artists involved, is not shy of publicity, with both artists showing off their abundance of money, helped by selfies of Chris with his money & a gold thrown for Tyga. For now , we can just imagine we live that life with them through the music!

 

 

So we’ve given you every song that we have as our theme tune to getting our day going! Now, what’s the point of giving you all this without giving you an idea about the tiniest gadget that makes a BOOMING difference for us everyday of our lives! What else could it be apart from our Bassbuds. We know as the weather gets colder we need something to really motivate us to get moving in the morning, and what more than great music in our ears! Check out our whole collection, the most stylish in-ear headphones you’ll be able to get your hands on!

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