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Entertainment

On the Couch: Rachel Brown Performs at DailyCandy

On the Couch: Rachel Brown Performs at DailyCandy

The singer/songwriter plays "Bumblebee" off her debut album

The last thing we taught ourselves was the “Gangnam Style” dance. Someone thought it was the MC Hammer (so you can imagine how good it was).

New Yorker Rachel Brown, on the other hand, taught herself to sing and play guitar during her junior year at Harvard. Now three years later, Wyclef regularly joins her onstage and she’s opened for John Legend.

For today’s video, we invited her to our office to perform the cheerful “Bumblebee,” accompanied by a six-person band (before you ask, that crazy thing is called a kora).

The hype is justified. Notice she’s even picked up the ukulele.

Can’t touch that.

Brown’s debut album, Building Castles, is available at itunes.com. To see more performances, check out our sit-downs with Christina Courtin, Karen Elson, Freelance Whales, and Eliza Doolittle.

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How-To

How to Create a Wedding-Day Chignon

How to Create a Wedding-Day Chignon

An Easy DIY Updo with Stylist Michael Angelo

There are things you don’t want on your wedding day (rain, red wine stains). And things you really don’t want (bad shellfish, terrible hair).

Safeguard against the latter by doing your hair yourself. (Yes, we’re serious.)

In today’s video, Michael Angelo, founder/owner of Wonderland Beauty Parlor in NYC, creates an elegant chignon that you (or your mom) can easily DIY. All you need are bobby pins, a rubber band, a curling iron, and some sculpting product. Add a special touch with clips or flowers.

What’s the appeal? You’ll look more natural — and the hairstylist is with you the entire reception should any strands fall. Not to mention, more money for the things you do want (expensive booze).

Want more great wedding advice? Be sure to watch our videos on dress shopping dos and don’ts, finding the right gown for your body type, and selecting a veil.

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How-To

Selecting a Wedding Veil

Selecting a Wedding Veil

Tips from Bridal Expert Gabriella Risatti

Choosing a veil is much easier than picking a dress, but it shouldn’t be an afterthought. In this video, Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon in Manhattan, gives pointers on how to find the best one for you.


For more tips and tricks, sign up for DailyCandy Weddings. Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to easydoesit@dailycandy.com.

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How-To

Wedding Dress Shopping Dos and Don'ts

Wedding Dress Shopping Dos and Don'ts

Tips from Bridal Expert Gabriella Risatti

When it comes to looking for the dress, you’ve got questions: When should you buy one? Who should you take along for opinions? What style should you go for? Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, has the answers in today’s video.


For more tips and tricks, sign up for DailyCandy Weddings. Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to easydoesit@dailycandy.com.