Where in the World Has Mikaela Been?

As some of you know, I have had not had a plethora of time to keep 1st on Trend updated like I do during the summer months. Well, that is due to being at college. I am currently finishing my first year at Susquehanna University and it has been incredible. So, I am uploading a video I made of me, my friends, the love of my young life, and my school. I could never thank everyone enough for including me and making me a member of their “family.”

Love you all and cannot wait until next semester!

All photos belong to me but the music (“Still Into You”) is property of Paramore, Fueled by Ramen, Atlantic Records and Warner Group Records. All rights reserved.

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Photo of the Month: April

Photo of the Month: April

This photo, which features Puerta Rican super model Joan Smalls, just says “summer” to me– and I need that really bad right now after a snowy winter season. The flowing dress, from Narcisco Rodriguez, is just plain gorgeous and makes me want to wear it to the beach. The simplicity and romanticism of the shot is what makes this photo so great. It brings back that nostalgia of being at the beach or being on a boat for the first time, when it was amazing and new.

This photo was shot in the April 2013 issue of American Vogue. The photographer was Patrick Demarchelier.

What do you think of April’s photo of the month? And are you looking forward to summer?

Song of the Month: April

To kick off April and the time when Spring actually seems to come around, I wanted a more upbeat and fun song than some of my previous ones. So, I chose Icona Pop’s, who is a Swedish pop DJ group, big single “I Love It (I Don’t Care)” and features (and was partially written by) Charli XCX. Although this song actually was released as a single in May of 2012. Despite this, the song did not take off in the US until recently when it was featured on the hit CW show, The Vampire Diaries, performed on Dancing with the Stars, and used in a Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) commercial.

I personally love this song for its simple lyrics, strong voices, and well played tempo/beat. It is easy to dance to and fun to just listen to as well.

WARNING: unlike the songs I typically upload on this site, this one does contain language some might find offensive. Personally, it does not bother me, but I want to give all fair warning. This song and visuals belong to Icona Pop and Charli XCX and TEN Music Group.

What do you think of the song? And what do you think of Icona Pop?