harry, my hero.

for any of you missed who missed harry styles on saturday night live last weekend, you probably haven't heard his latest song, ever since new york (which has been stuck in my head for the past 6 days). you should probably listen below, like now.

and if you haven't heard his first solo single, sign of the times, you just need to do better. but let me back up for a sec...

harry styles is currently the only celebrity that i'd legitimately geek out over meeting (yeah, i know... but sadly, it's true). he's just cool. as. f**k. and looking past his effortless style and swagger, i think he's on the cusp of a really standout career. his self-titled debut album drops next month and i'm beyond excited.  i've been into everything he's given us up to this point, so i'm confident i'll be a big fan of the project. once it hits stores, i'll let you guys know my thoughts. -j 

#pressplay: banks x trainwreck.

banks just dropped another awesome visual—this time for trainwreck, the latest single from her sophomore project, the altarand, hands down, it's my favorite video from the album so far. as usual, she keeps things a little crazy, a little sexy, and very cool as she brings the story's lyrics to life in a captivatingly dark way. #pressplay to check it out. -j

one thing to note: the fashion element in her videos just keeps on rising to another level. her last few videos all feature some eye-catching ensembles that complement her aesthetic quite perfectly. i won't be surprised if she lands a sweet endorsement deal or two this year. 

2016: the soundtrack.

so, if i've talked to you about music, you probably know that i love spotify—the aesthetic, the social aspects, i'm here for all of it. every 12 months, in order to pay tribute to all of the music gems i discovered (new and old) throughout the year, i make a soundtrack playlist of my favorite tracks. fyi: it's that time again.

this collection of 200+ songs features hours of the coolest tracks that i kept on repeat this year, spanning across all genres (r&b, hip-hop, pop, alternative, rock + more). again, these are my favorite songs, but if there's something you think i forgot about, DM me on instagram with your picks so i can update the playlist. hope you guys like it. -j

 click here to listen to 2016: the soundtrack. and click the follow button while you're there.