Gallery Mondays: We CAN Coexist

canstruction 2017 we can coexist

In the final minutes of the Canstruction NYC 2017 exhibit at Brookfield Place, I saw this amazing piece of can art called “We CAN Coexist”. I can’t stop thinking about it.

Created by RAND Engineering & Architecture, the piece symbolizes a rainbow of differences. From the Jewish star, to Yin and Yang and the Cross of Calvary, this rainbow promotes the idea that we can all function together as a society despite the fact that we may come from varying backgrounds. Isn’t it lovely how all these symbols can spell out the word “coexist”?

With all the hate crimes and terror attacks lately, “We CAN Coexist” really made me feel something. I’m used to seeing fun Canstruction pieces, as you saw in my post of the 2014 exhibit a few years back. I’m definitely glad I made time to see the 2017 exhibit, because pieces like this make you take a step back and think about how people are being treated unfairly just for being who they are.

Kudos, RAND Engineering & Architecture!

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Fan Art Fridays: Drake

drake fan art rtsimp

So Drake is basically our hero of the week.

At the rapper’s concert this week in Sydney, Australia, he threatened an audience member for touching women inappropriately in the crowd.

What a creep!

He legit stopped the entire show to publicly embarrass this man, and I am so grateful for it. With all the crap that’s been going on with sexual assault, we need people like Drake to call out these creepers.

Like, did your parents never tell you not to touch random people in crowds, moreover in that way?!

As a thank you, I’ve decided to feature this cool Drake fan art by illustrator Ryan Simpson (@rtsimp) that I found over on Instagram. I love how he got the little curve design in Drake’s haircut just right!

Check out more of Ryan Simpson’s work at www.ryantsimpson.com!

Maybelline Metallics VoxBox Review #MatteMetallics

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

I’ve been so busy lately that I just got a chance to try on these metallic lipsticks by Maybelline that got from Influenster! I wasn’t completely sure which colors I would be receiving, so when I opened the box I was a bit shocked and kind of scared.

Two tubes of lipsticks stared back at me, one in the shade Molten Bronze (970) and another one called Smoked Silver (978). I opened each tube wondering how ridiculous I would look wearing these colors.

I’m your basic pink and red lipstick kind of gal. Occasionally, I’ll wear a purple or maybe even a brown lipstick, but other than that, I don’t go too far outside the norm. I own a tube of yellow lipstick that I’ve only worn once around the house to take some fun photos (I’d never leave home with that on!), and that’s about it.

I was really dreading the Smoked Silver. It had a bit of a purple undertone, but I wasn’t too excited about how it would look on me. Regardless, I tried it on first.

Hoping the smoky part of this lipstick wouldn’t be too intense, I got ready for work and applied the lipstick. As soon as I saw myself in the mirror I knew I wasn’t going to go out in public wearing it.

I sent a few snaps of me wearing the lipstick to my mom and she told me I looked like a smoker whose lips had been darkened by cigarettes. Then she told me I should give the lipstick to her instead!

The next day I tried the Molten Bronze lipstick. I wasn’t as worried about this one, since I already know how I look with brown lipstick. This one looks a bit dark if you put three layers on though, so I only applied two.

As you can see from my smile, I was quite pleased.

Overall, the Molten Bronze was my fave, and I’ll be wearing it again. I gave the Smoked Silver lipstick to my mom, and it looks normal on her so she’ll probably wear it every now and then. A lot of other reviewers used the Smoked Silver shade with their Halloween costumes, which worked pretty well.

The lipsticks come off easily while eating and drinking, which I’m not used to since I usually wear lip stains that keep my lips colorful after lunch. Oh well.

Let me know which shade is your favorite!

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Sofia Richie @ SAG-AFTRA Foundation Awards

Sofia Richie at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Awards fashion

Lionel Richie’s daughter Sophia wore a tuxedo mini dress to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Awards and I cannot get over how comfortable she looks in it!

The white tuxedo dress is by Rachel Zoe, and features a double breasted collar with satin buttons. She polished off the look with a cute pair of black criss cross pumps.

Just look at Sophia Richie’s pose, so light and carefree. Who said tuxedos were only for men!

See below for some of the original items (marked with *) and some alternative pieces inspired by the look.

Tuxedo:

1. Shopbop, $425.00 *

2. MissGuided, $68.00

Shoes:

3. Nordstrom, $870.00 *

4. Walmart, $68.98

Gallery Mondays: Freeport Spirits

freeport spirits wall art

I’ve been dabbling in a bit of historical fiction writing over the last couple of months. I recently wrote a short story about pirates, so when I came across this photo in my camera roll I decided it was fitting for this week’s Gallery Mondays.

This seafaring scene was found on the wall outside of Freeport Spirits in Long Island. I see it every Sunday on the way to church, so I recently snapped a photo of it.

One of the three ships in this art piece looks like a pirate ship. I wonder if this scene is based on real events, and if so, did the pirates make it onto land in Freeport?

I wonder which ship is carrying the barrels of wine…

October Favorites: Obamas Moving to UES & Rihanna Drive

The cold wasted no time making an appearance at the end of October. Like, I know I was complaining that it was still summer during the first few days of fall, but jeez!

Anyway, the month of October 2017 had a mix of fun music and pop culture news coupled with a few terrible events. Monthly Favorites on The Whisper Box only focuses on the former, so let’s leave all the bad stuff behind.

Here are my favorites for the month of October!

Favorite News Articles

1. The Obamas might be moving to NYC’s Upper East Side. They say third time’s the charm, and this is the second report stating they may end up living in NYC…

2. Barbados is naming a street after Rihanna. I bet she’s gonna rev up her engine and cruise on down Rihanna Drive blasting “Drive” because, why not?

3. Balenciaga’s platform heel crocks. What is fashion anymore?

4. This woman checked her horse in at a Kentucky hotel. Was no one concerned that the horse might accidentally cause damages to the room?!

5. Lupita Nyong’o’s NYT piece on Harvey Weinstein. I’m glad spoke up about this, even if she was able to avoid this disgusting bastard’s advances. He got what he deserved 10 times over.

Favorite Music
1. “No Captain” by Lane 8 ft. POLIÇA. Something happened to my heart when I heard this song for the first time.

2. “Should I” by Phoebe Ryan. Loving the Motown vibe mixed with ’80s electropop on this track! Continue reading

Fan Art Fridays: Freddie Highmore

freddie highmore fan art

ABC’s The Good Doctor was on hiatus this week, which was so saddening because I was legit lying in bed waiting for Dr. Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Higmore) to appear n my screen on Monday night to no avail.

The show is only a few weeks old and I am hooked! Its partially because I’ve loved Freddie Highmore’s acting ever since seeing him as a kid in August Rush back in 2007. The Good Doctor is generally a well written medical drama, in my opinion. Freddie Highmore just adds to the show’s appeal.

To get me through until Monday, November 13th’s episode of The Good Doctor, I’ve decided to feature Freddie Highmore for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. This piece of digital fan art by Oshin Padhye (OshinP) on DeviantArt features the actor smiling that sly grin he always does. Classic.

View the original fan art here.