Fan Art Fridays: Chloe x Halle

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Okay, I know I’m a little late with this, but my ears just got around to finishing Chloe x Halle’s new album, which was very well orchestrated, IMO.

Titled The Kids Are Alright, the album features a great mix of R&B, pop, and trap. It’s been a while since I’ve thoroughly enjoyed an entire album that’s rooted heavily in R&B, so I give these sisters kudos.

I’m not even going to lie, there were times I zoned out at work while listening to some of these tracks and thought I was listening to Beyoncé. It makes sense, as Beyoncé was an influence for the album and the girls are signed to her label Parkwood Entertainment.

Here are my fave tracks from The Kids Are Alright:

“Down” – I swear this was in an episode of grown-ish (which both Chloe x Halle star in and are amazing on, btw) and I went nuts trying to find this song online but couldn’t because it wasn’t officially released yet. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THAT THIS IS THE SONG. I may never know.

 “Happy Without Me” – I love the way the girls voices sound so comforting and sisterly together as they sing the word “me.” I think it really ties up the sad nature of the situation described in the song and makes the ending seem optimistic, as it should.

“Galaxy” – I almost feel kind of bad for this guy they’re sending into the galaxy because of the jungle beat. Like, is this some sort of Jurassic Park galaxy? Will he survive? Do we want him to?

Enjoy this fun fan art I found on Instagram of Chloe x Halle by ghostnovas, inspired by an image of the sisters with their hair tied together. The sisters posted it on their Instagram account in 2016. The cartoon version of Halle Bailey looks super realistic!

Listen to The Kids Are Alright on Spotify.

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#TWBT: Let’s Talk About boohoo’s Zendaya Edit

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Welcome to the first installment of #TWBT (The Whisper Box Talk) where I discuss happenings in the world of pop culture and entertainment!

As most boohoo shoppers probably did, I got a promotional email from the UK brand about The Zendaya Edit a few days ago. Some of you may already know this, but if you don’t I’ll make it explicitly known right now that I LOVE Zendaya Coleman’s style. It’s so eclectic and sometimes risky, which makes it so much fun to keep up with.

Needless to say, I clicked through to the edit immediately. I didn’t expect to be disappointed, and I definitely wasn’t.

While scrolling through the edit, I noticed many of the color schemes where quite subtle, with lots of white and yellow. There are some bold pieces in the edit with vibrant blues and colorful stripes, but for the most part, Zendaya seems to be going for a calm spring vibe with these pieces.

One of the most interesting ensembles from the photoshoot Zendaya did for this edit is the stripe satin ruffle maxi dress in red and white. She pairs the sweet dress with a pair of robust sneakers, which just goes to show how much of a risk taker the actress is with her fashion choices. She does the same with a pastel blue maxi dress of similar style.

The 90s with added sass @zendaya 💁🏻‍♀️🔥 #zendayaeditsboohoo

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I think my favorite piece from the edit by far is the striped maxi duster coat, not only because I’d totally splurge to buy it, but because I think it truly embodies Zendaya’s fierce and unapologetic style.

Even Paris Hilton is rocking it!

I also wouldn’t mind getting cozy in this pink sweater or going sporty chic in this blue bodycon dress with orange and yellow stripes.

So far, the edit has received complaints for not having plus sizes. It appears the plus sizes sold out first and will be restocked, according to boohoo. Regardless, I don’t think Zendaya should have to choose clothing for an edit that she can’t personally model herself, as she isn’t plus sized.

Maybe boohoo will get a plus sized actress or musician for their summer edit?

Shop The Zendaya Edit over on boohoo.com.

Changes

As you may have noticed, its’ been almost two weeks since my last post on this blog.

Don’t be scared, I’m not done with The Whisper Box yet. However, I have been doing some thinking about my blog’s content and how I want to move forward with the different series that currently exist.

The Whisper Box is 5 years old now, (I forgot to mention the anniversary last month on February 4th, oops), and even though I don’t have the time I used to in order to write lengthy celebrity gossip and music posts like I did in the past, I still want to provide my readers with fun, quality content.

That being said, The Whisper Box will begin featuring some new series! The only bad news here is that to make room for the new ones, the current Gallery Mondays,Wardrobe Wednesdays, and Fan Art Fridays series will no longer occur every week. I might do each of the current blog series only once or twice a month. Monthly Favorites will remain, well, monthly of course.

So, here’s what’s coming soon to The Whisper Box:

Got It On Vinyl (Monthly)
The Whisper Box is now on YouTube, and my roommate finally got her record player from Texas, so I’m building a small vinyl collection to share with you guys! I’ll post a YouTube video discussing each record and create a blog post to go along with it. This series will begin in April 2018.

Wreck This Tuesdays (Weekly)
I’ve recently acquired the newest addition of Kerry Smith’s Wreck This Journal, which is now published in color. This series is inspired by grav3yardgirl (Bunny), who shows the pages she’s worked on via YouTube. Bunny is also reposting some pages on Instagram, so I’ll be sharing my pages over on The Whisper Box’s Instagram and on this blog every Tuesday.

#TWBT: Let’s Talk About… (Bi-Weekly)
Short for “The Whisper Box Talk,” this series will kind of be a catch all for my ponderings regarding pop culture and entertainment matters. Here’s where I’ll be bringing back some album review posts, award show recaps, and other intriguing things I feel need to be discussed in length. I might even throw in a few controversial topics. Who knows. Some of these might end up as short podcasts over on my Soundcloud. This series begins this week on Thursday, March 29, 2018!

So stay tuned, and feel free to drop a comment below if you have any suggestions for topics you’d like me to cover with these new series!

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kaia Gerber in Malibu

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Is it just me, or does Kaia Gerber always look like a deer in headlights when the paparazzi manages to snap a pic of her without her hand over her face?

That aside, I’m getting serious lazy Saturday vibes from this look Kaia sported while leaving Nobu Restaurant in Malibu with her parents Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.

The 16-year-old wore some extra strappy and heavily buckled black suspender pants from I.AM.GIA with a black high-neck top and a pair of good ol’ black Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers.

It’s official—I.AM.GIA sceptrum pants are the classy version of sweats, guys.

See below for the original pants (marked with *) and a few other items inspired by Kaia’s look.

Top:

1. Lulu’s, $40.00

2. GAP, $24.95

Pants:

3. Doll’s Kill, $180.00 *

4. Etsy, $68.00

Sneakers:

5. Famous Footwear, $30.00

6. Nike, $50.00

February Favorites: Avocado Proposals & Amy Schumer’s Wedding


The Month of Love was quite lovely, and I’m so sad it ended so quickly. Ugh, why does February have to be so short?!

Pop culture brought us a few really insane/cute romantic news stories and some eargasmic tunes (my ears are still ringing well into March 2018, guys).

Let’s take a look at my favorites for February 2018:

Favorite News Articles

1. People are proposing out of avocados. They’re calling them avoboxes. (WHY.)

2. The Obamas revealed their portraits. Simply stunning. Also, is anyone else seeing Sasha when they look at Michelle’s?

3. That awks moment when Bekah from The Bachelor supposedly went missing. My parents would probably file a missing person’s report too if I didn’t answer their calls and texts within 24 hours, tbh.

Favorite Music

1. “Midnight Summer Jam” by Justin Timberlake. Basically the “Let the Groove Get In” equivalent on this new album. I cannot get enough!

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Gallery Mondays: “The Fall” by Anja Niemi

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The Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea is exhibiting some pretty intriguing art lately, so I could not resist stopping by to check out She Could Have Been A Cowboy by Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi.

The exhibit features several photos (among other cowboy-themed photographs) of a woman in a blonde wig that covers her face. In some of the photos, she’s pictured in cowboy getup. In others, she’s in a pink dress or other feminine garments. When she’s dressed as a cowboy, she looks alive, moving her body in different ways. However, when she’s dressed in feminine wear (or sitting in the bath unclothed) she appears sad and still. The exhibit reminded me of the unhappy and unfulfilled 1950s housewife.

Of all the photos, “The Fall” stood out to me the most. The woman in the blonde wig is standing in the middle of the desert with a lasso in hand, wearing her sleek cowboy attire (loving the neutral pink-ish tan and brown palette, btw!), her body captured in a pose I guess one would strike if they were falling backward gracefully.

What is she falling from, though? There’s no horse in sight, so it must be something figurative. Is she falling back to into a reality where she’s not a cowboy, but instead a dreary housewife who has just taken off her sad pink dress to sit sulking in the bath?

Maybe I’m reading this wrong. Regardless, Niemi gives us some interesting material to think about this Women’s History Month.

Catch the exhibit at Steven Kasher Gallery before it closes on April 14, 2018!

Fan Art Fridays: Reese Witherspoon

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Hollywood’s favorite blonde sweetheart Reese Witherspoon is in the new film A Wrinkle in Time, which is out in theaters this weekend!

Even though it’s based on a children’s book, I, as a 23 year old going on 24 still want to see it at some point. Maybe I’ll catch it on DVD in a few months.

She stars in the movie alongside Oprah and Mindy Kaling, and the trailer for it alone has my jaw to the ground with the powerful vibes of this all-girl trio! What a better way to celebrate an adaptation of literature AND Women’s History Month?!

In honor of Reese being in this film, I’ve decided to feature her for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. I found this amazing black-and-white sketch of Reese Witherspoon on Deviant Art, which, interestingly is by Rick Fortson (a.k.a. Dr. Pencil), the father of one of my favorite indie musicians Andrew Belle (born Drew Fortson)!

I love how sweet yet stern the actress looks in the sketch. It’s like she’s staring sweetly but also quite seriously into your soul.

If you love this sketch, you can buy it on Rick Fortson’s site.