Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

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Beyonce’s (Tear-Streaked) Face Could Be Your Life

A few hours before Beyoncé's notoriously labored-over Life Is But a Dream made its debut on HBO, the March issue of American Vogue showed up…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / February 17, 2013

Flatbush Zombies: Brooklyn Rap Trio Spreads Acid-Splashed Gospel

Who: Rappers Meechy Darko and Zombie Juice, and producer Erick Arc Elliott, grew up together in Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood, learning how to make music from…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / February 13, 2013

Show Your Clothes: Track Karen O’s Evolution as a Style Icon

On the cusp of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' fourth album, 'Mosquito,' SPIN tours Ms. O's wildstyle through the years…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / January 14, 2013

‘I’m Not Normal’: Future on Hendrix, Rihanna, and Fashionable Flair

When Drake opened the door for rappers who sing as much as they rap, we couldn't have predicted Future, the shiny, trippy, groovy-ass dude whose…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / January 14, 2013

Robyn Stylist Decida Talks Platform Timberlands, Jody Watley, and Stockholm

Maria "Decida" Wahlberg might well be one of the most creative people in Sweden, but it's not a simple task to encapsulate what she does.
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / January 9, 2013

Style in 2012: The Year Memes Hit the Streets

Style's been trending webward for a decade now, but 2012 was the year the memes really hit the streets. Tumblr reblogs and Pinterest boards actually…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / December 18, 2012

Rita Ora Dons Asher Levine in ‘Radioactive’ Video

Jay-Z Illuminati conspiracists will surely find a lot to discuss in Rita Ora's new video for "Radioactive," but style hawkeyes might discover something more pressing:…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / December 12, 2012

Is Rocawear’s Jimi Hendrix Collection Predicting 2013 Rap Fashion?

In Rocawear's most interesting — and possibly definitive — move since they had every grown-ass woman clad in velour jumpsuit dresses, the Jay-Z-founded streetwear brand…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / December 10, 2012

Album of the Year: Frank Ocean’s ‘channel ORANGE’

It's a fool's game to predict an artist's longevity off their first album, even if you think that first album is genius and was preceded…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / December 3, 2012

Behind Yoko Ono’s John Lennon-Inspired Opening Ceremony Line

Nothing says "I love you" like a soft cotton codpiece with an LED light right on the front like a wink, no? Yoko Ono seems…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 28, 2012

Pitbull, ‘Global Warming’ (RCA)

If you're a bilingual dance musician bent on taking over the world — by any means necessary — there's really no clearer mission statement than…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 27, 2012

Rihanna #777Tour Wrap-Up: Junkets and Journalism Are Worthless, All Hail Instagram!

Sometime in 2006, at a rooftop photoshoot with Omarion and Bow Wow, I found myself in a conversation with a music executive who was lamenting…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 26, 2012

Shut Up and Fly: Rihanna’s Insane 777 Tour Goes Legit Insane

Rihanna is in the midst of her 777 Tour, bringing 250 press and fans along with her band and crew on a chartered plane around…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 19, 2012

Shut Up and Fly: Rihanna’s Insane 777 Tour Is Cray in Paris

Rihanna is in the midst of her 777 Tour, bringing 250 press and fans along with her band and crew on a chartered plane around…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 18, 2012

Shut Up and Fly: Rihanna’s Insane 777 Tour Reaches Stockholm (Syndrome)

Rihanna is in the midst of her 777 Tour, bringing 250 press and fans along with her band and crew on a chartered plane around…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 17, 2012

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