Gallery Mondays: Brigadier General William Mitchell & His Spad

Brigadier General William Mitchell Udvar Hazy Air Space Museum

Today we remember heroes like Brigadier General William “Billy” Mitchell.

I saw this sculpture of him at the Chantilly, VA Steven Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum in July last year. I think I was drawn to it because of the brigadier’s stance. He appears so poised and confident.

Born in France to a wealthy Wisconsin family, Billy Mitchell fought in World War I and was a huge advocate of military aviation. At the museum, he stands next to his Spad XVI.

It took me about two hours to figure out that this was a sculpture of Billy Mitchell because I took this photo at an angle that made the info display card wording blurry.

Bravo photography skills, Dana!

Anyway, I’m glad I took the time to investigate.

However, I’m still not entirely sure who created this sculpture, but it looks a lot like the Brigadier William Mitchell Memorial by Jerry McKenna in Colorado.

It seems I’ve got some more Google stalking to do.

Happy Memorial Day everyone, and if you’re near the Steven Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum in Virginia or DC you should totally check out the amazing aircraft on display!

Fan Art Fridays: RIP Sir Roger Moore

roger moore james bond fan art

Even though Pierce Brosnan will always be my favorite James Bond, I am deeply saddened that we lost our 1973 Bond, Sir Roger Moore, this week.

Cancer SUCKS!

In remembrance, this week’s Fan Art Friday’s goes out to Sir Moore. Enjoy this sketch of the actor as James Bond by Patricio Carbajal, also known as Pat. I can’t get over how perfect the hair is in this rough sketch!

See more of Pat’s art at www.patart-pat.blogspot.com, and enjoy one of Sir Roger Moore’s James Bond scenes below.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Hailee Steinfeld @ Billboard Music Awards 2017

Hailee Steinfeld, Billboard Music Awards 2017 fashion

Hailee Steinfeld gave us all metallic fever on Sunday when she showed up to the pink carpet at the Billboard Music Awards 2017 in Las Vegas wearing a sexy cut-out dress.

Designed by David Koma, the dress shows off some skin in all the right places without being overdone. I love how her metallic makeup look matches the dress!

Below are a couple of dress options inspired by Haliee’s Billboard Music Awards look.

Dress:

1. Boohoo, $22.00

2. Make Me Chic, $36.90

3. Dillard’s, $99.00

Gallery Mondays: #25 by Wane Cod & Lucky Liz

wane cod lucky liz garfield graffiti

I turned 23 this past weekend, and it truly occurred to me how old I am when I just looked up when the last Garfield movie was released.

More than 10 YEARS AGO.

What even?!

Anyway, I see this truck by Wane Cod and Lucky Liz every time I run an errand for my boss near 32nd Street and Broadway in Midtown, NYC. On it, Garfield the fat cat looks cool as ever in a pair of dark shades against Cod’s infamous “WANE” stamp.

If this is #25, then I better start hunting for the other 24 trucks!

See more of Wane Cod’s work at www.waneone.com.

Fan Art Fridays: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for President

dwayne the rock johnson fan art

Looks like this misery might actually end for sure in 2020.

This week, our favorite rock, Dwayne Johnson, gave us all some hope during a GQ interview and while on Jimmy Fallon’s show when he said he’d consider running for president in the upcoming election.

Hell, yes!

If anyone can save us from the disaster and woes that the Trump Administration has brought upon us, it’s Mr. Johnson. He’s a strong man with a kind heart.

In celebration of the possibility that The Rock might be our next president, let’s admire this cool fan art I found of the actor on Deviant Art by theSinchan. I’m really digging the patriotism on the t-shirt.

View the original fan art here, and watch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talk about running in 2020 on The Tonight Show!

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Priyanka Chopra in Miami

Priyanka Chopra in Miami fashion

Priyanka Chopra is making me want it to be summer already, especially with this 85°F NYC weather today!

The actress was spotted on the beach in Miami covering up her bikini in a military gray shirt dress, fedora and shades.

When I think or bikini cover ups, gray isn’t the first color that comes to mind, but I’m kind of liking this subtle summer vibe with military print she’s got going on here.

Below are some of the original items that Priyanka Chopra is wearing (marked with an *) and a few alternatives.

Shirt Dress:

1. Nordstrom, $595.00*

2. Saks Fifth Avenue, $111.60

Hat:

3. American Eagle Outfitters, $29.95

4. JCPenny, $30.00

Sunglasses:

5. FORWARD, $165

6. Neiman Marcus, $340.00*

 

Mid-Spring 2017 Dance Workout Playlist

So it’s the middle of spring and you’ve kind of been falling short on your workout goals. It’s okay!

Instead of forcing yourself to run a certain amount of miles everyday to burn calories, turning on some fierce Zumba and soca beats and dancing up a storm in your room for 45 minutes might help you burn fat more effectively.

In other words, why dread shredding the pounds when you can just dance them off?

Here are 14 of my favorite dance workout songs for getting that summer bod ready:

1. Shape of You (Latin Remix), Ed Sheeran ft. Zion & Lennox. Let’s warm this workout up with a little bit of praise for your present (and future) body. 

2. Differentology, Bunji Garlin. You ready?

3. Sexy and I Know It (Glee Cast Version) ft. Ricky Martin. “Menealo, man, yeah.”

4. That Love, Shaggy. The only thing you won’t be missing are those pounds!

5. Fever, Vybz Kartel. Are you feeling the fever yet?

6. Get Ugly, Jason Derulo. “Let’s lose control.”

7. Watch Out For This (Bumaye), Major Lazer ft. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Greenu. Can your waistline resist?

8. Velocidade 6, Mulher Melancia. Time to pop that booty at full speed!

9. LUV, Torey Lanez. “I don’t know ’bout you” but burning calories “ain’t a crime.”

10. El Amor, El Amor, Zumba Fitness. Is this workout making you feel cuckoo?

11. Bicycle Ride, Vybez Kartel. “Ride ’til the bicycle bruk off, bruk off.”

12. Sorry, Justin Beiber. Never apologize for losing weight.

13. Perfect Strangers, Jonas Blue. “Come on, come on, come on,” keep moving!

14. Closer, The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey. Cool it down now.

Happy spring workout!