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:

Fan Art Fridays: Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling

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Or should I say Emma Stone and Jacob Staudenmaier?!

Promposal season seems to be off to a delightful start after Ryan Gosling’s doppelganger Jacob Staudenmaier asked Emma Stone to prom with a delightful La La Land inspired proposal.

Sadly, she won’t be able to go with Jacob Staudenmaier due to prior engagements in London, as she explained to him in a letter. She lessened the blow by adding “P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes.”

Let’s just pretend this La La Land Golden Globes moment captured in cartoon form by Daniel Kordek (daekazu) over on Deviant Art is actually of Emma Stone and Jacob Staudenmaier. How amazing are those eyes?!

See more of Daniel Kordek’s work.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Lauren Alaina @ ACM Awards 2017

Lauren Alaina 52 Annual ACM 2017

Is it Wednesday already?

Seems like everyone showed up at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards dressed to impress, especially former American Idol contestant Lauren Alaina.

I haven’t really kept up with her music lately, but it was a pleasant surprise seeing her in that gorgeous slate blue gown on the pink carpet! I think it’s the perfect color for bridesmaids dresses, since slate blue is easy on the eyes with its powdery vibes.

See below for two similar dresses.

Dress:

1. Nordstrom, $84.00

2. French Novelty, $178.99

March Favorites: Meme Makeup & Goldroom’s Inverno Mix 2017

March was some real drama this year, man.

February 2017 might have been intense, but March is definitely taking the crown for Drama Queen so far. Everything just went bonkers for unnecessary reasons, specifically in news, TV and YouTube. The music world churned out some spectacular tunes in time for spring, and the remixes that were released this month were on fire!

Here are my overly dramatic favorites for March 2017:

Favorite News Articles

1. Meme makeup is now a thing. Halloween 2017, here we come!

2. This professors’s live CNN video conference was interrupted by his kids running into the room. This is what happens when you work from home.

3. Casey Affleck’s laundry load. How did he even find clothes to put on to go outside with such a huge laundry bag?!

4. Mindy and Cory Booker flirt it up on Twitter. Your classic “girl makes fun of boy because she likes him” scheme.

5. Apparently Trump can’t eat Russian salad dressing without causing a stir. Do no evil, eat no evil.

Favorite Music

1. Inverno Mix 2017 by Goldroom. Lot’s of goodies on this mix. The level of chill on this one really hits the spot.

2. “Chained to the Rhythm (Hot Chip Remix)” by Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley. As if the original wasn’t already amazing, Hot Chip went and made the chains tighter.

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