Fan Art Fridays: Beyoncé

beyonce lemonade fan art

The hype about Beyoncé’s Lemonade is still going strong, so today’s Fan Art Fridays is a piece of fan art I found on Instagram inspired by the visual album that was released on HBO over the weekend.

Created by beavisualartist, the art depicts Queen Bey in a yellow dress with a bat in hand from the scenes in the visual album where she’s smashing a car on the street with a bat.

That must have been fun to film.

The words “Hot Sauce” on the fan art I assume are a reference to the lyrics in her song “Formation.” Well now we’ve got a whole new album to make memes out of.

I absolutely love how lovely the dress was drawn. Beyoncé looks gorgeous in yellow, and beavisualartist found the perfect shade of yellow to color it!

Here are some in-depth articles on Lemonade. You can view the original fan art here and watch the trailer for the visual album below.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Mindy Lahiri in ‘The Mindy Project’ Episode “2 Fast 2 Serious”

Dr. Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project, “2 Fast 2 Serious”

Mindy and Danny are over, and as sad as it is, at least we get to see some date night fashion on The Mindy Project season 4B.

In last week’s episode “2 Fast 2 Serious,” Mindy is looks dazzling in an embellished green dress with a silver quilted clutch bag. As she walks back to her apartment with her date, she’s seen wearing a tweed multi-color jacket.

I really love the embellishments on the dress, especially since they’re silver because I love wearing silver jewelry to match my evening wear. I’m also very intrigued by her choice of jacket since it’s not the normal one-color wool that you’d expect to see someone wear with a dress like this.

Below is the original dress Mindy wore in the episode (marked with *). There aren’t many sizes still in stock, so I’ve also listed an alternative along with some similar clutch bags and jackets to complete the look.

Dress:

1. L.K. Bennett, $367.50 *

2. Lord and Taylor, $106.59

Bag:

3. Lakeland Leather, £69.99 ($101.75 USD)

4. Bag to Brag, $61.27

Jacket:

5. Norm Thompson, $129.00

6. Talbots, $179.99

Gallery Mondays: URBANIMAL Graffiti on B.K. Express Truck

urbanimal bk express truck

A few months ago I spotted this B.K. Express Truck sitting in the parked lane on 8th Avenue in Midtown with URBANIMAL graffiti all over it.

The truck has a Michigan address on it, which is enough to pique my curiosity. The URBANIMAL graffiti was just an added bonus.

The first thing I noticed were the fish and how much the ones along the bottom of the truck look like Frankie and Evelyn from Spongebob. That can’t be a coincidence.

The second thing I noticed was the uncanny amount of eyeballs in the piece as a whole. Wow.

URBANIMAL’s graffiti never ceases to amaze me.

See more of URBANIMAL’s work here. 

 

Fan Art Fridays: RIP Prince

prince fan art

The world lost a legend on Thursday.

Prince, 57, was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota on Thursday morning. The autopsy to determine his cause of death was done today, and the medical examiner’s office stated that they will release the full results when all exams are complete.

In light of this, I dedicate this week’s Fan Art Fridays to Prince. I chose this wonderful painting of the late musician by Oliana Afano Art (aka 365GreyMatters), inspired by Purple Rain. It definitely does him justice.

View the original fan art here, and enjoy one of my Prince faves, “Kiss,” below.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Ellie Goulding @ Coachella 2016

Ellie Goulding at Coachella 2016 Day 1

After her performance on Day 1 of Coachella 2016 in Indio, California, Ellie Goulding was spotted chilling in an ombré windbreaker, metallic silver shorts and white sneakers.

The British singer took a laid back look and made it seem effortless, tucking her white blouse into the metallic silver shorts for added measure.

I don’t know about you, but I think she definitely looks ready for a couple of rounds and some good music!

Below are a some items similar to the ones Ellie Goulding is wearing to help you with your festival look this spring. Let me know which festivals you’re going to in the comments below!

Jacket:

1. Kohl’s, $38.50

2. next, £55 ($78.85 USD)

Blouse:

3. Nordstrom, $59.00

4. 6pm, $49.99

Shorts:

5. LUISAVIAROMA, $375.00

6. Forever 21, $14.90

Sneakers:

7. Footlocker, $89.99

8. Rogans Shoes, $51.00

Gallery Mondays: #CreekLove

#creeklove

It’s finally back to feeling like spring again, and Earth Day is coming up, so I’ve decided to feature this artwork I found while visiting Austin, Texas in March.

The piece was created by Lucas Aoki as part of SPRATX‘s #CreekLove Storm Drain Project to promote keeping the creeks and lakes of Austin free from pollution. All of the art created for the project a painted over a storm drain.

I think it’s a pretty cool way to remind people to take care of their city. I was also quite odd but very pleasant to find art like this on the ground instead of on a wall.

See more of the art created for #CreekLove.

 

Fan Art Fridays: Jim Chapman Draws Troye Sivan

troye sivan drawing by jim chapman

Sometimes I forget that YouTuber Jim Chapman used to draw, so when I saw this video he posted earlier in the week of himself drawing fellow YouTuber Troye Sivan, I was super hyped!

After asking fans what he should draw in a video, someone tweeted Jim a photo of Troye Sivan, to which he reckons looked “so delicious.” And so we have it: a sketch of Troye by the talented Jim Chapman.

Enjoy the video below!

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Det. Chloe Decker in ‘Lucifer’ Episode “St. Lucifer”

Detective Decker, Lucifer Episode -St. Lucifer-

Monday’s episode of Lucifer on FOX was pretty intense, huh?

I love seeing Detective Chloe Decker (played by Lauren German) in her serious work attire, but it was such a breath of fresh air when she arrived at the charity event in the episode “St. Lucifer” wearing some festive clothing!

She paired a black sequined crop top with a long red midi skirt, adding some red lipstick and wearing her blonde hair in curls. Despite the fact that she looked really Christmas-y, I definitely give her 10/10 for this look. She looked so reserved, as she wasn’t showing much skin, yet so dazzling with the sequins.

Below are some similar items for you to copy this look. Be sure to catch Lucifer on Mondays at 9/8c on FOX!

Top:

1. Dancewear Solutions, $31.95

2. MyTheresa.com, $456.00

Skirt:

3. Chicwish, $42.90

4. Rotita, $19.57

 

Gallery Mondays: Monopoly

alec monopoly horatio and 8th ave

Tax Day is coming, so I thought I’d make it a bit less stressful with some street art I found at a gas station near the corner of Horatio St. and 8th Avenue in NYC.

The art seems to be a joint collaboration by popular graffiti artists Alec Monopoly and King Saladeen. As you probably have guessed, the depictions of the Monopoly man (Rich Uncle Pennybags) were done by Alec Monopoly. It still makes me laugh that his last name is connected to one of the main characters he likes to draw.

The bear is by King Saladeen. He’s got a little crown on his head so I’m assuming this whole artist name matching the artist’s drawings thing is pretty intense.

The one thing I really find interesting about this street art is the Monopoly man with a maze on his left shoulder. Are we supposed to find a way out?

See more of Alec Monopoly‘s and King Saladeen‘s art.

March Favorites: Adele’s Beard, “Watch Me Do” & ‘The Catch’ Premiere

march faves

So March didn’t really go out like a lamb for me. I’d say it was more like a really sassy alpaca.

March was filled with a lot of great music, and sadly, a lot of season finales. I’m really looking forward to the summer when all my shows come back!

Here are my favorites in the world of pop culture for the month of March:

Favorite News Articles

1. Adele’s beard. The fact that she named it is killing me.

2. The royal family went skiing. The family portrait is super adorbs!

3. The Rock holds on to Zac Efron for dear life while on a motorcycle. “Hold me close my tiny dancer…”

Favorite Music

1. “Watch Me Do” by Meghan Trainor. Sassy. James Brown would be so proud.

2. “Do It, Try It” by M83. After hearing this song, I realized the Junk would probably end up being a very weird album, but it isn’t really too weird…

3. “All Out in the Open” by Mesita. It’s a little bit of Ed Sheeran mixed with indie and I love it!

4. “Where Would I Be” by Gwen Stefani. The hook in this song is everything.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Taylor Swift’s mom’s dog wants some food. It’s already been taken, buddy.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDEHVRvDvMk/

2. Selena Gomez in rollers. Still trying to figure out how her hair will look once those rollers get taken out.

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3. Henry Cavill went unnoticed in Times Square. I would have been beyond pissed if I’d walked by and then found out later in the day that it was him!

Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Catch, “The Pilot.” That painting (“Alone Together” by Maria Kreyn) is literally their relationship.

2. Pretty Little Liars, “Hush…Hush, Sweet Liars.” So many things happened between the couples in this episode that I don’t even know how to begin to feel.

3. Limitless, “Bezgranichnyy.” I’m not sure if I like Brian with Lucy Church or Piper Baird more.

4. Bates Motel, “‘Til Death Do You Part.” I actually really think Norma and Alex are great for each other.

Favorite Youtube Videos

1. Mike Falzone standup. I’m totally seeing him when he comes to Astoria in May! Let’s see if the audience is anything like this one LOL.

2. James Corden was L.A.’s mayor for a day. Of course he would want to cut all the ribbons.

3. Tanya Burr talks in her sleep. Husband Jim Chapman tells all.

Enjoy all the April rain.