Wardrobe Wednesdays: Temporary Hiatus

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Gallery Mondays: Damien Mitchell’s Peregrine Falcon

damien mitchell peregrine falcon audubon mural project

Remember that awesome Audubon Mural Project mural I saw a couple of months ago? The “Western Tanager” by Yu-baba? Well I found another one, this time a “Peregrine Falcon” by Australian street artist Damien Mitchell!

This mural can be found on St. Nicholas Ave. between W 147 and W 148 Street near the A, C, B, D station and M3 bus stop. I love how the falcon is depicted in mid-flight. Its eyes are also very captivating.

Watch Damien Mitchell paint the mural in the video below!

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Sabrina Carpenter @ #AMA2017

Sabrina Carpenter, 2017 American Music Awards red carpet fashion

From Selena Gomez’s new blonde locks to Diana Ross’ Halloween look, the American Music Awards red carpet was waayyyy too exciting this year.

I was pretty mind blown when singer Sabrina Carpenter showed up wearing a multicolored plaid Missoni coatdress. I was all “Wait, what?! A coat that doubles as a dress? Yes, please!”

She paired the coatdress with tan over-the-knee boots from Casadei, bringing a light tone to the colorful ensemble.

This outfit is one of the most brilliantly beautiful things ever.

See below for the original boots (marked with *) and a few other pieces inspired by Sabrina Carpenter’s 2017 AMAs look.

Coatdress:

1. Pendleton, $49.99

2. Missoni, $3,650.00

Boots:

3. Farfetch, $1,375.00 *

4. Ashley Stewart, $79.50 (on sale for $39.75)

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!

Learn more about Canstruction.

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!