MOMENTS | Mash-up: Frank Ocean Covers Aaliyah’s Cover of Isley Brothers’ “At Your Best (You Are Love)”

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Frank Ocean commemorated what would have been Aaliyah’s 36th birthday by sharing his haunting interpretation of The Isley Brothers’ 1976 single “At Your Best (You Are Love),” a song famously covered by Aaliyah in 1994. Referred to on Ocean’s Tumblr as “You Are Luhh,” the cover features Ocean’s soulful falsetto and some light instrumentation. His pure, wordless falsetto creates an intimate and stripped down rendition that is very reminiscent of Aaliyah’s version of the song (which was also sampled on Drake’s Thank Me Later track “Unforgettable”)—a cover of a cover.

MOMENTS | Frank Ocean, Peter Pilotto SS15, Thomas Tait SS15, Jose Gonzalez Covers Arthur Russell, London Design Festival

1. It’s been too long since Franck Ocean’s phenomenal Channel Orange, but word has it that Ocean is in the studio with Hit-Boy (“Niggas in Paris”, Drake, Nicki Minaj) and Rodney Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child).
2. Peter Pilotto’s SS15 collection gave us Woodstock/Jimmy Hendrix and acid trip art-inspired looks.
3. LMVH winner Thomas Tait collaborated with artist Georges Rousse and made his SS15 show a living art space.
4. Listen to Jose Gonzalez’s cover of Arthur Russell’s “This Is How We Walk on the Moon”.
5. AnOther Magazine has a list of some of highlights from the London Design Festival.

MOMENTS | Link up: Prada Remixes Decades, Fendi’s Tiny Fur Lagerfeld, Frank Ocean Remix, POW! WOW! Hawaii, Putin Will Teach You How To Love

Staying relevant on the go.

1. Per usual, Miuccia Prada’s collection stole the whole damn show. And the entirety of Milan Fashion Week. 

The FW14 runway remixes the greatest hits of the early ‘30s and ‘70s; Art Deco industrial prints were mixed in with the references to the German avant-garde of Werner Fassbinder‘s films.

2. Karl Lagerfeld’s FW14 collection for Fendi didn’t disappoint either. The show notes tell us the vision is brutal poetry, and vague as that may be, the result was a great blend of textiles—bonded mesh, tweed, and patchwork patent and leather bombers.