Fan Art Fridays: Paramore

paramore fan art

Paramore is back with some new music this week!

Their new song and music video “Hard Times” was released on Wednesdays, and Paramore fans are super stoked. So many things have changed about the band since their self-titled album came out in 2013. Hayley Williams got married, she died her hair blonde (loving it!), Zac Farro left for his solo project HalfNoise, and now he’s back!

So much excitement going on here!

In honor of this, enjoy a piece of Paramore fan art I found on Deviant Art by KoRniszonka. It features a 2012 version of the band, which included Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor.

Oh, how times have changed.

Be sure to check out the original fan art on Deviant Art and watch “Hard Times” below!

Ivy VoxBox Review

SPONSORED*ivy voxbox influenster

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

Back again with a new VoxBox!

I was super excited when I opened the Ivy VoxBox I got from Influenster a few weeks ago. I’ve been getting a lot of customized boxes from them the last few times, so this was a pleasant little mix of random products. There was even some candy thrown in!

This VoxBox contained Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers, two ChapStick DUOs (one in berry sorbet shimmer and another in refreshing watermelon + strawberry kiwi), a Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Facial Cleansing Bar Soap, a Gillette Venus Swirl, and 7th Heaven Foot Soak & Lotion. Very exciting.

Let’s get to the review, shall we?

1. Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers. I ate them all in one shot last week and then I felt guilty. They were just so good. The perfect amount of sour, in my opinion.

2. ChapStick DUO, berry sorbet shimmer & refreshing watermelon + strawberry kiwi. Okay, these are the coolest thing ever. I love the refreshing watermelon! You can attach these to other flavors to make the DUO, which I love because you can carry two flavors along in your makeup bag at once. They smell freaking amazeballs and provide a ton of moisture.

chapstick duo

I stuck refreshing watermelon and strawberry kiwi together, then opted to put the former on my lips. Tastes DELISH.

3. Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Facial Cleansing Bar Soap. I’ve heard really great things about this brand, so I’m excited to try this face soap when I’m done with my current tube of Olay Facial Foaming Cleanser. Continue reading

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Freida Pinto in the H&M Tent @ Coachella 2017

Freida Pinto, H&M Tent, Coachella 2017

The amount of boho and vintage fashion at Coachella 2017 in Indio, California was simply outstanding!

Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto caught my eye in a well put together boho chic ensemble while visiting the H&M tent at the music festival this year.

She wore a green khaki tie front wide-leg pant with an off-the-shoulder crop top and a black fedora. It’s the perfect outfit for a festival, as the weather changes throughout the day, leaving you feeling not too hot and not too cold all at once.

My fave part of the outfit is the fedora. I have a small collection of fedoras myself, and I wouldn’t mind adding one like Freida’s to it.

See below for similar items to copy the look!

Top:

1. Neiman Marcus, $575.00

2. Shopbop, $90.30

Pants:

3. Gap, $59.95

4. Matches Fashion, $398.00

Hat:

5. IFCHIC, $195.00

6. Farfetch, $167.00

 

Gallery Mondays: Wham! Holy Sunset Batman by Alix Ankele

alix ankele abstract art

A few days ago, I dropped in to see Alix Akele’s artwork currently hanging in the lobby of Kaufman Arcade in the Garment District of NYC.

There’s something very calming about the way these colors are blended across this painting, which is odd because orange is one of those shades that’s known to raise blood pressure. I’ve always believed this concept in color psychology was true, especially when mixed with other vibrant colors like bright pink, as it is here.

This might be the only exception.

Perhaps the small bits of light and smoky dark blue in the middle and towards the bottom that even this out, putting the feel back in tranquil mode.

Whatever it is, this is definitely a sunset I’d chase.

See more of Akele’s work here.

Fan Art Fridays: Rabbids

Since the Easter bunny is taking over this weekend, I thought it might be nice to give a different rabbit, or should I say Rabbids, some attention before then.

Rabbids are the French alien-rabbit stars of Nickelodeon’s Rabbids Invasion. They’re super weird and they get into all sorts of trouble, making them hilarious to watch.

Enjoy this fun piece of fan art by bschulze of a seemingly confused Rabbid staring down at a rabbit. Found on Deviant Art, I love how simple and witty this piece is!

Check out one of my fave scenes from Rabbids Invasion:

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Olivia Palermo in April 2017’s The Edit

Olivia Palermo in April 2017's The Edit

Spring weather has finally arrived in NYC! I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to shed my bulky winter coat and don a colorful blazer.

Olivia Palermo is looking 110% spring in the April 2017 edition of THE EDIT with these phenomenal blue and yellow plaid Adam Lippes wide leg pants. The pants are paired with a navy blue sweater, which features cute yellow detailing around the neck.

Below are the original items Olivia is wearing (marked with *), along with alternatives for each piece.

Sweater:

1. Net-a-Porter, $790.00*

2. Macy’s, $49.99

Pants:

3. Net-a-Porter, $790.00*

4. Club Monaco, $99.00

 

Gallery Mondays: Biscuits & Bath Doggy Gym

biscuits and bath doggy gym

Since I’m dog sitting for my roommate during her spring break this week, I thought it would be fitting to feature a piece of artwork I saw at Biscuits & Bath on the Upper East Side of Manhattan last month when it was still dead winter.

Sully took obedience classes there, and I’m kind of wondering if out in front of the center ever looks like it’s depicted in this piece. Perhaps during the spring and summer months?

Also, is it just me, or does the greenery on the archway, banister, and fence make this place like some sort of Doggy Garden of Eden?

Anyway, enjoy this little clip of my walk with Sully this evening: