Want tunes to go with your fashion? Astrella, daughter of famed singer Donovan, learned a lot after her stint with John Varvatos. The designer has released a cool collection of shirts, Musical T’s, for both sexes and is beloved by edgy celebs like “Sons of Anarchy” star Tommy Flanagan. All are perfect for the rocker meets tech crowd featuring images of iconic album covers — Miles Davis’ “Blue Moods,” Cyndi Lauper’s “She’s So Unusual” and Elton John’s “The Diving Board.” After your purchase, download the full album with your unique PIN. http://astrellainc.com.
De La Soul’s DJ Maseo is spinning for and mentoring finalists of Season 1 of the global music competition “Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop” at 8 p.m. Monday at the New World Center in partnership with the eMerge Americas tech conference. The three finalists, Italee (Jamaica), Crew Peligrosos (Colombia) and ComboIO (Brazil), were selected on Miami-based social network amp.it, founded by DJ Derrick Ashong (aka DNA). See the live streaming show at TakeBacktheMic.com.
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Hollywood watchers: We’ve got some summer reading for you already. NYC-set “Sweet Muse: A Modern Day Fairy Tale” (Merrimack Media) by former mag editor Ava Cummings, follows Anna Starr, a celebrity journalist whose life gets turned upside down after meeting dashing Damien Wolfe, rising star in the art world. A whirlwind romance ensues, naturally. Fifty Shades of Us Weekly? Hmmm. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMRL5PM
To Mom: Thanks for everything. Seriously. And to show you how much you really, really mean to us we are going to get you something luxurious. Two major designers, Michael Kors and Tory Burch, have come out with Mother’s Day gift sets that have her name written all over them (well, not literally). Instructions: Go to any department store’s perfume counter, buy it, tie the box up in a bow and you’re done.