Gallery Mondays: Ever Blanco Valverde’s Owl @ Chashama 266 Gallery

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Earlier this month, I was running an errand in NYC and stumbled across one of Chashama‘s exhibit spaces on 37th Street in the Garment District.

The space is only open by appointment, so I couldn’t get in. Nonetheless, I managed to snap a photo of this stern-looking owl painting by Ever Blanco Valverde through the glass.

The solo exhibition, called The Innocents, ran from August 5th-17th. I really wish I could have gone inside to see the artwork up close!

As for this so called “innocent owl,” I actually don’t think he looks innocent at all. He doesn’t look guilty either—just serious. Very serious.

See more of Ever Blanco Valverde’s work here.

Fan Art Fridays: Mike Ross from ‘Suits’

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After watching the heart-wrenching season 5 finale of USA’s Suits this week, I just had to dedicate this week’s Fan Art Fridays to Mike Ross.

Those of you that saw the episode, titled “Faith,” will understand.

I think this pencil crayon drawing by The Soulful Artist on Tumblr does Mike Ross justice.

See the original here.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kristen Stewart on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Kristen Stewart Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

I know most of us are preparing to finally break out our all-white wear for Labor Day next month, but before we get there let’s look at Kristen Stewart in this classy black tuxedo romper.

Talk about taking the playful out of the romper and turning up the serious!

Kristen Stewart wore this outfit on the August 11th episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The romper is a really clever alternative to a little black dress—especially for someone with a personality like K-Stew’s. The heels and the braided choker really tone down the serious vibe brought on by the tuxedo, giving this look character.

The original items (marked with *) are still in stock (as of 8/26), but in the event that they sell out I’ve listed similar items as well:

Romper:

1. Nasty Gal, $78.00*

2. Charlotte Russe, $59.49

Choker:

3. Revolve Clothing, $165.00*

4. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,035.00

Heels:
5. Shoescribe.com, $475.00*

6. lyst, $834

Gallery Mondays: Cernesto’s Pabst Goddess

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It’s such a nice day out in New York, especially for what’s supposed to be 93 degree weather, so Gallery Mondays is headed to the outdoors this week.

I found this lovely goddess on Beford and N 8th in Brooklyn about two months ago. She’s holding Pabst Blue Ribbon beers in three of her four arms, and I think she’s holding a fourth with her foot.

Impressive.

I’m not sure if it’s accurate to call her a Pabst goddess because here she is again here sans the Pabst.

The mural was done by Cernesto, who paints a lot of murals with this pinkish-purple aura. After looking him up online I kind of want to go find all of the murals he’s painted in the U.S. and abroad.

See more of Cernesto’s murals here.

Fan Art Fridays: Jesse Eisenberg

This weekend, the film American Ultra is out in theaters. The film’s character Mike Howell is played by Jesse Eisenberg, who had to grow his hair out really long for the part.

It’s so awkward seeing him with long hair.

It’s one thing to see Jesse Eisenberg with straight hair instead of his natural curly hair, but straight and uber long?

I’m just happy he went back to the short curliness after filming.

After being weirded out by Jesse’s hair in the trailer for American Ultra on television all week and seeing posters for the movie in pretty much every subway station, I gave in and decided to dedicate this week’s Fan Art Fridays to him.

This piece of fan art was created by artist Maartje van Hoorn. This is as much toying with Jesse Eisenberg’s hair as I can tolerate. Short and straight is fine if it’s not going to be short and curly.

You can find the original fan art here.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Chrissy Teigen at JFK Airport

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I don’t know about you, but I’d be quite skeptical about walking around the airport in heeled booties…

However, Chrissy Teigen looks like a BAMF sans makeup in these hexagon sunglasses, brown leather jacket, and studded bag. I can’t even pull off wearing black with brown, and she was bold enough add not only the black but the white to this color scheme.

Some of the original pieces (marked below with *) are still in stock. When they sell out here are some alternatives:

Jeans:

1. Saks Fifth Avenue, $110.00*

2. Swell, $49.45

Booties:

3. Lord & Taylor, $139.00

4. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1095.00*

Bag:

5. Saks Fifth Avenue, $3350.00*

6. HSN, $79.95

Jacket:

7. Barneys, $1,600.00*

8. 6pm, $272.99

Sunglasses:

9. Designer Optics, $260.00

10. Barneys, $396.00*

Gallery Mondays: Aristide Maillol’s ‘The River’

 

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Back in the fall of 2013, I visited the MoMa Sculpture Garden. I got there right before it closed so I didn’t get to enjoy it too much, but it’s a great place to sit down and have a peaceful reading session.

My favorite sculpture was The River by French sculptor Aristide Maillol. The statue lies on a small podium in the water, with her neck craning downward to the point where it looks as if she’s trying to wet her head.

Ancient skinny dipping?

She’s quite bodacious too, which can probably explain why the majority of the wishers throw their pennies into this section!

Read more about the sculpture here.

 

Fan Art Fridays: RIP Robin Williams

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July 21, 1951-August 11, 2014

In honor of the anniversary of Robin Williams’ death this week last year, I’ve decided to feature a piece of fan art of the great legend.

I found this fan art on Illustration Works. I really like the fact that a few of the characters he played in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Goodwill Hunting are featured in the piece as well.

The art was created by Emily Stepp. You can view the original here.

Rest in peace, Robin Williams.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Sporty Chic Selena Gomez

Wardobe Wednesdays- Sporty Chic Selena Gomez

This week’s Wardrobe Wednesdays brings us Selena Gomez in sporty chic attire as she’s leaving the restaurant Pedalers Fork in Calabasas.

I wish I had the energy to dress this nice when going out on a food run.

The actual items aren’t sold out yet, so I’ve linked them below with an asterisk (*). I’ve also included an alternative to the bag and the plaid tank top in the event that they do sell out soon.

Tank Top:

1. Shop the Trend Boutique, $109*

2. Modcloth, $24.99

Hat:

3. Zappos, $19.99*

Bag:

4. Neiman Marcus, $2,095.00*

5. Bloomingdales, $278.00

Influenster #SunshineVoxbox Review

SPONSORED*
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*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

A couple of weeks ago I received an Influenster Sunshine Voxbox in the mail. I’ve finally found the time to write a review of the products I got!

The box came with Vaseline Contiuous Spray in the scent Aloe Smooth, Infusium 23 Leave-in Smoothing Creme, Sinful Colors nail polish in the shade Oceanside, Dickinson’s Cleansing Cloths, and Blue Diamond Almonds in the flavor Sriracha.

Here we go!

1. Vaseline Continuous Spray, Aloe Smooth. I’m actually quite fond of continuous sprays. I’ve been using the one from St. Ives in the Oatmeal Shea Butter scent for a couple of weeks now, and I must say that this Vaseline Continuous Spray smells a million times more soothing! It smooths on just as I hoped it would, and the bottle says it helps heal dry skin so this is a win for me! If you haven’t tried any continuous sprays yet, you should definitely consider this one. They’re super quick to use, especially if you’re rushing to get ready in the morning!

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Yes, that’s my ugly toe.

2. Infusium 23 Leave-in Smoothing Creme. I haven’t tried this on my hair yet (because I’m really picky about what I put in my hair) but I did smell it and I’m not too happy with the way it smells. It’s an avocado and olive oil scent, but it just smells like medicine. I love avocado just as much as the next person, but this doesn’t actually smell very pleasant. I’m so used to using Herbal Essences that I’ve been spoiled into believing that all hair products smell like fruit. Oh, well. Maybe it works better than it smells. Avocado isupposed to be good for your hair.

3. Sinful Colors, Oceanside. I’ve loved Sinful Colors for a very long time. It’s very cheap and it lasts if you put enough coats on and add a top coat. This color isn’t really something I’d wear in the summer, but I do like it. It’s a nice deep blue, and the color is true to how it looks from outside of the bottle. I recommend two coats of this one.

4. Dickinson’s Cleansing Cloths. So I kind of knew I wouldn’t like the scent of these before I even opened them. Witch hazel shouldn’t be the primary scent of these. Please, please add rose extract or something to these. They cleaned my face well, though.

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Dickinson’s does the job. I think I can bear the smell of witch hazel for 24 more cloths…

5. Blue Diamond Almonds, Sriracha. I’m not a fan of pepperish foods. As soon as I cut the bag open, I smelled the sriracha. I was scared, yo. But it actually wasn’t too bad. It tastes like cheddar, oddly, with a light dash of pepper. I could grow to like these.

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One at a time, and you won’t feel the sriracha!

Overall I think I enjoyed the Vaseline Continuous Spray and the Sinful Colors nail polish the most. Time to kick back and enjoy my Sunshine Voxbox!