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Hosting the Album Release Party for Interscope Recording Artist, Skylar Grey, presented by Steve Madden

July 10, 2013

Five years ago I created a music program with footwear fashion mogul, Steve Madden.

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With the man behind the shoe, Steve Madden

People may not realize that Steve is a massive music fan and it was actually the fashion of some of his favorite artists like Elton John and Robert Plant, that inspired his trademark chunky shoe design launched in 1990. Fast forward to 2008, and Steve Madden Music was born. We kicked it off featuring emerging artists ie Katy Perry and Lady Gaga before they were global icons.

Last night at New York’s burlesque club, The Box, we celebrated the album release party for Eminem protégé, Skylar Grey. You’ve heard Skylar’s work by now, probably without even realizing it was hers. She is responsible for writing the hook for Eminem/Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie“, writing/singing the hook on Diddy’s “Coming Home“, and writing/singing the hook on Dre’s, “I Need A Doctor“. Now the multi-talented songstress has prescribed her own full body of work in her latest release, Don’t Look Down, out on Interscope Records featuring guest appearances by Big Sean, EminemTravis Barker and Angel Haze.

Once you hear Grey’s music it is quite apparent she reveres the great female artists of the 90s ala Fiona Apple, Alanis, and Shirley Manson. Skylar and I bonded over our love of the 90s as a renaissance of pop culture from music to fashion…minus the happening of Hammer pants. We prefer if you grab your favorite flannel shirt instead and get down with Skylar Grey’s Don’t Look Down. Sound Advice from the eternal Nirvana nerd #GrungeGirl #ILoveThe90s #PleaseHammerDontHurtEm