Katy Perry’s new album Witness dropped today, and although some think it’s pretty terrible, I kinda liked it. A little.
“Chained to the Rhythm,” one of the singles on the album, is an instant fave for me. I absolutely loved the music video for it as well. In terms of non-singles, “Tsunami” and “Déjà Vu” are really great. I do agree that Katy Perry tried to stray from her playful self a bit too much on this album.
Regardless, Teenage Dream still holds the spot as my favorite Katy Perry album.
Enjoy this intense digital fan art of Katy Perry that I found over on Instagram. It’s by by Indonesian graphic artist Muhammad Lutfi (@mdlutfi057). I can’t get over how captivating her blue eyes are in this piece!
Anyone else kind of miss Katy Perry’s dark hair days?
See more of Lutfi’s amazing fan art on Instagram, and give Witness a listen.
Wardrobe Wednesdays will be back next week!
Time to talk about making waves.
In conjunction with Project 0, 50 celebrities created ocean-inspired art for the La Mer Wave Walk installation in New York City just in time for World Oceans Day on June 8th. The list of celebrities, also known as “wave makers,” involved with the project includes Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora, and Tali Lennox. The majority of the installations are located in Manhattan with a few in Queens and Brooklyn.
After work a few days ago, I took a stroll down to the corner of West 27th and 7th Ave at FIT to see Tali Lennox’s wave, titled “Harmony.”
Lennox’s wave is inspired by a trip she took to upstate New York. She contrasts New York City’s chaos with upstate New York’s natural setting using what appear to be tall, brown fir trees painted on the inside and outside of the wave.
I hope I have some time to check out the rest of these installations before they disappear on June 21st to be auctioned off for charity. They’re such a great visual reminder of how important it is to conserve our natural environment.
Learn more about Wave Walk and see all of the installations on a map over at www.cremedelamer.com/nyc-wave-walk.
I really didn’t expect to be all burned-out after this 4-day week, but I am
Fan Art Fridays will be back next week!
Is it just me, or did the Cannes Film Festival look like way too much fun this year?
The fashion at Cannes 2017 was absolutely killer! I really loved all the high slits and fun embellishments on the gown, but if anyone really stood out to me this year, it was Elle Fanning.
The actress wore a flowerbed embellished Dior gown on one of the festival days, looking like a delightful spring goddess. I love the primary color vibe I’m getting from the florals on the gown.
Side note: Are we sure Elle is only 19? She looks older than me?!
See below for three dresses inspired by Elle’s Cannes look.
1. Net-A-Porter, $420.00
2. Harrods, $749.00
3. Neiman Marcus, $1,498.00
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!
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.
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.