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

valverde chashama

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’

mike ross suits fan art

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

cernesto, pabst, goddess

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?

#JesseEisenberg is Mike Howell, the ultimate sleeper agent.

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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’

 

the river

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.