Wardrobe Wednesdays: Lady Gaga’s 73rd Golden Globes Look

Wardrobe Wednesdays- Lady Gaga 73rd Golden Globes

You can’t blame Leonardo DiCaprio for flinching like that at the 73rd Golden Globes on Sunday after seeing Lady Gaga’s ginormous hourglass hips sashay passed him.

I mean, come on‚ÄĒthey look like 18th century side hoops turned pillow cushions!

Regardless, Lady Gaga looked stunningly vintage in a black off-the-shoulder dress featuring a sweetheart neckline and train. The dress was custom made for the Lady by Versace.

Her Neil Lane jewels and platinum blonde hair completed the Marilyn Monroe look. The cuff bracelets she wore have a very classy rocker-punk vibe to them.

I love the way she mixed vintage and modern to make this look her own. Below are some items similar to what she wore that Sunday night, and should you dare to recreate the hourglass hips, I suggest an actual pair of side hoops for the occasion.


1. DresSale, $127.99

2. ASOS, $157.38


3. Bluefly, $150.00

4. Ross-Simons, $131.25 (on sale until 1/17/16; reg. $175.00)


5. Gordon’s Jewlers, $237.15 (on sale; reg. $279.00)

6. Betteridge, $12,000.00


Gallery Mondays: “Balloon Flower” by Jeff Koons

red flower balloon koons celebration

Now, I’m aware that flowers are the last thing that come to mind when it’s almost the third week into winter in NYC, but we’re making an exception for today’s Gallery Mondays.

I saw “Balloon Flower,” a¬†balloon-shaped, stainless steel sculpture of a flower, while headed to the 9/11 Memorial Museum with a friend in December. Jeff Koons, the same artist behind the blue gazing ball on Lady Gaga’s¬†ARTPOP¬†album cover, created the¬†sculpture.

The sculpture is part of Koons’¬†collection¬†called Celebration.¬†He¬†has also created the same sculpture in yellow, blue, magenta, and orange. This red one sits in front of BMCC’s Fiterman Hall in the middle of a fountain.

See¬†the blue version of¬†“Balloon Flower” and the rest of the pieces from¬†Celebration¬†over on Jeff Koons’ website.

December Favorites: Cat in the Santa Hat, Letters to Satan & Good Mythical Moms

december faves

December 2015 was full of fun, holiday themed pop culture feature articles and videos. There were so many YouTube videos on my favorites list that I had to cut some of them out just to avoid making this post too long!

Here are my favorites in pop culture for the month of December.

Favorite News Articles

1. The cat in the Santa hat. Pure torture.

2. Children’s Christmas letters to Satan. The worst spelling error EVER. I can imagine how fun this must have been to write.

3.¬†New Girl season 5 teaser confusion. Because Jess’ broken legs were honestly the only thing I could think about throughout the entire clip.

Favorite Music

1. “Focus” by P’ARIS. This song’s lyrics are just so captivating, especially the first verse. I’m excited to hear what else P’ARIS has in store for us in 2016.

2. “UGH!” by The 1975. Just from this song alone, I can tell¬†I like it when you sleep, for you are so peaceful yet so unaware of it¬†is going to be amazing.

3. “Learning for Your Love” by Chet Faker ft. Marcus Marr. That guitar melody after the chorus sends me into a frenzy every time.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent came¬†back with a vengeance. One does not simply attempt to take photos up someone’s skirt and get away with it.

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ūüí¶Pay backūüí¶

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2. “The boys” (Caspar Lee, Oli White, and Joe Sugg).¬†Joe’s face in this Instagram is everything.

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The boys

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3. Ava Gordy in blue. Simply. Gorgeous.

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my dad got married so i wore this

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Favorite TV Episodes

1.¬†Chrisley Knows Best,¬†“Sports Day.” I’m such a¬†schadenfreude for laughing at Chase’s fall during the obstacle course run.¬†

2. Limitless,¬†“This is Your Brain on Drugs.” Great. Now everyone is going to start getting shot and killed at the agency because of NZT.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Good Mythical Moms. Is it crazy that I actually think this would be a successful spin off?

2. Rachel and Colleen Ballinger’s awkward Christmas dance. I couldn’t handle the awkward.

3. New romantic interest in Joe Sugg’s diary. Young Joe was a hot topic with all the ladies, it appears.

Happy January!

Fan Art Fridays: Channing Tatum

channing tatum fan art

To say that the season 2 premiere of Lip Sync Battle on Spike was intense on Thursday night is an understatement.

Channing Tatum battled his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum on the show, Channing beating her out with a diva-licious lip syncing of Beyonc√©’s “Who Run the World (Girls).”

Channing brought Beyonc√© herself on stage towards the end of Channing’s performance, sealing his win and causing Jenna to faint dramatically as the audience cheered.

Channing, you most definitely earned your spot on this week’s Fan Art Fridays.

View the original fan art here, and watch Jenna and Channing go head-to-head below!

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Rachel Platten @ Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve ’16

Rachel Platten NYRE '16

Rachel Platten turned the final hours of 2015 gold during her performance of “Fight Song” at the Billboard Hollywood Party on Friday, part of¬†Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve ’16.

She wore a gorgeous metallic gold maxi skirt paired with a spaghetti strap crop top and black T-strap open-toe heels. The pleats in the maxi skirt created a nice fan-like look as she posed for photos on the red carpet.

Below are some items similar to what Rachel is wearing:


1. Charlotte Russe, $19.99

2. Charlotte Russe, $19.99


3. Saks Fifth Avenue, $495.00

4. Shoptiques, $148.00


5. Forever 21, $29.90

6. Zooshoo, $70.00


Books I Want to Read in 2016


It’s a new year, so I’ve got a new list of books I want to read!

Honestly, one of the best things about being out of school is the fact that you can read every and any book you want by choice. 

In 2015 I challenged myself to read 12 books, which I documented on Goodreads. I got really close to not completing my goal, as I strayed off my schedule of one book per month, but I got back on track by cramming two books a month in the fall.

Also, I think Jennifer E. Smith is one of my new favorite authors.¬†The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love at First Sight¬†was such a great read that I’ve decided to make it my business to read every single book this woman has written.

I’m actually quite proud of myself because I managed to finish three book series’ and start two new ones that I plan to continue this year.

My list for 2016 features 15 books I plan to read in order to fulfill my new reading challenge. A few books on this list are coming out as movies this year as well, so let’s see if I can finish them before their release dates.

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Helen Keller in Love by Rosie Sutlan

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

What Pretty Girls Are Made Of by Lindsay Jill Roth

The Unexpected by J Sheley

The Coffee Girl by Shanna Hatfield

Taming Cross by Ella James

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Subject to Change by Alessandra Thomas

If you’d like to, feel free to add me on Goodreads to see my progress!

Gallery Mondays: ‘Oculus’ by Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzel


If you’ve ridden the A, C, or E train to Chambers Street in NYC, or ever waited for one of those trains underground, you’ve probably noticed a bunch of eyeballs staring at you.

I’ve always found these mosaic eyes to be quite intriguing, and it wasn’t until recently while writing an article for Parachute by Mapquest¬†that I discovered these eyes were modeled after 1,200 real New Yorkers. Pretty much all eye shapes and colors are represented in¬†Oculus, which makes sense due to the large group of eyes they were able to use as inspiration.¬†

The collection of eyes is called Oculus, and its a collaboration between artists Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzel. Roman mosaicist Rinaldo Piras also teamed up with Jones and Ginzel for the project.

It’s interesting to wonder if my eye would have been recreated with or without my glasses¬†had I been part of the 1,200 New Yorkers these eyes were modeled after.

Learn more about Oculus here.