Gallery Mondays: ‘Wind Sculpture (SG) I’ by Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare Wind Sculpture (SG) I

I had some more internet troubles after my last post, so I wasn’t able to blog for a little while, but now I’m back with a long awaited Gallery Mondays!

I saw this piece a few months back while running for the M5 bus near Grand Army Plaza on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The vibrant colors caught my eye, and ever though I couldn’t tell exactly what the sculpture was, I knew it would be worth stopping (and almost missing my bus) for.

Called Wind Sculpture (SG) I, the sculpture was made by Nigerian- British artist Yinka Shonibare. It features an intricate shape, meant to resemble African fabric blowing in the wind. The fiberglass sculpture stands quite tall at Grand Army Plaza, and its vibrant colors make it very hard to miss.

When I first saw the sculpture, I thought it was a giraffe dancing on one leg. Maybe it was the height, or perhaps the orange color?

Either way, if you’re around the Central Park East area, definitely check this sculpture out. It’s on view until October 14, 2018!

Learn more about Wind Sculpture (SG) I.

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Fan Art Fridays: Ode to Prince Harry (& Meghan Markle)

prince harry meghan markle fan art

I’ve thought long and hard about making this a full on #TWBT post yesterday, but I decided to make this one short and sweet on this lovely Fan Art Fridays blog instead:

Prince Harry of Wales, take care of your Princess.

As a fellow multicultural woman, I’m very pleased with your pick, Meghan Markle. She’s educated, poised, and absolutely stunning. I, and I’m sure many others, were concerned you’d choose to marry the craziest British woman you could find across the pond, but boy am I happy you went for Meghan.

Although Meghan pretty much has to hide her outspoken qualities as the future Duchess (CANNOT WAIT TO WATCH THE WEDDING FROM NYC ON TV TOMORROW, BTW), I hope you always remember to ask for her opinion when you two are behind closed doors. Don’t let a brilliant female mind like Meghan’s go to waste. Let her have influence on your decisions.

And yeah, I know divorce isn’t a thing in the royal world, so please be a good husband. We don’t need a scandal, Harry. I’m serious. TREAT HER RIGHT.

And Meghan, I’ll be watching you strut your fancy self down the aisle in your wedding dress tomorrow morning, representing all the Americans that are obsessed with England and the royals in general.

P.S. Please consider buying property in California. Finish what Princess Diana was trying to start up in Malibu!

Best wishes to Harry and Meghan ❤

Enjoy this amazing fan art of the two by Amro Ashry (artistamroashry) on DeviantArt. I’m considering having it framed.

Also, I highly recommend watching the two documentaries The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan (E!) and Meghan Markle: An American Princess (FOX) and if you haven’t already. They’re both phenomenal.

Fave Royal Wedding Related Articles:

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Prince Charles Will Give Meghan Markle Away at the Royal Wedding!

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Celebs That Were Invited

Commoners Invited to Royal Wedding

Kate Middleton Will Be Chilling During the Wedding

Who’s Designing Meghan’s Dress?

What Kind of Music Did They Book for the Wedding?

Meghan & Prince Harry Have Left the Castle in Preparation for the Wedding!

Prince Harry Spent Some Time Mingling with Commoners

Here’s What Royals Usually Do on Their Wedding Night …

Fan Art Fridays: Prince William & Kate Middleton

prince william kate middleton fan art

This week we learned that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child, so I just HAVE to feature the royal couple for this week’s Fan Art Fridays!

Obviously I’m excited about this news, but some Brits aren’t :/

To celebrate, I found this life-like portrait of Will and Kate over on Deviant Art. Created by Soul of David (David Tercias) the digital piece was inspired by this photo of the two.

I just can’t get over how much hair William has lost since they started having children. Look at how full his hair was back then!

View the original fan art here.

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Pippa Middleton @ Frost Summer Party

Pippa Middleton, Frost Summer Party engagement

I’ve been a bit busy lately, but this is monumental here.

Pippa Middleton is possibly engaged? What now? Where have I been and what have I been doing since Princess Charlotte’s been born?!

Anyway, she showed up to the Frost Summer Party in the number above, hiding the engagement ring, it seems. Scandalous.

Mr. Frosty is sooooo dripping with jealousy.

Below are a few pieces inspired by the look. Enjoy!

Dress:

1. Sun & Ski, $41.98

2. Nasty Gal, $58.00

Clutch Bag:

3. ASOS, $45.50

4. Yoox.com, $37.00

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Ellie Goulding @ Coachella 2016

Ellie Goulding at Coachella 2016 Day 1

After her performance on Day 1 of Coachella 2016 in Indio, California, Ellie Goulding was spotted chilling in an ombré windbreaker, metallic silver shorts and white sneakers.

The British singer took a laid back look and made it seem effortless, tucking her white blouse into the metallic silver shorts for added measure.

I don’t know about you, but I think she definitely looks ready for a couple of rounds and some good music!

Below are a some items similar to the ones Ellie Goulding is wearing to help you with your festival look this spring. Let me know which festivals you’re going to in the comments below!

Jacket:

1. Kohl’s, $38.50

2. next, £55 ($78.85 USD)

Blouse:

3. Nordstrom, $59.00

4. 6pm, $49.99

Shorts:

5. LUISAVIAROMA, $375.00

6. Forever 21, $14.90

Sneakers:

7. Footlocker, $89.99

8. Rogans Shoes, $51.00

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Cara Delevingne at the 2015 MTV VMAs

cara delevingne mtv vma 2015

It’s only right that the stars wear stars…

The MTV VMA red carpet saw so many great outfits, Cara Delevingne’s being no exception. Just look at how she’s working this beaded star pattern mini-dress!

What I like most about this dress is the fact that it looks appropriate for an upscale award show after party without trying too hard. I bet the disco ball and the lights at the VMA after party lit Cara Delevingne up in this dress like no tomorrow.

The original dress and heels are still available (who knows for how long) and are marked below with an *. An alternate dress and shoes are listed below as well:

Dress:

1. Net-A-Porter, $12,000.00 *

2. 999 Dress, $29.99

Shoes:

3. Shoebox, $49.97

4. Forward, $695.00 *

Maria Nichol’s Gift Box from Across the Pond

gift box

Back in 2013 when I first started my blog, I met British fashion and entertainment blogger Maria Nichol. Since then, we’ve become buddies, and even though I never met her in person, I think she’s super cool!

We decided to do a gift swap this year. I sent my box to her in October for her birthday, and she sent mine in time for Christmas!

She took the time to write a little note to put in the box before sending:

maria letter

The box came with some awesome goodies, including Cadbury milk chocolate, temporary tattoos, eyeshadow, cupcake mittens, fake nails and so much more!

Here are my three favorite things from Maria’s box:

1. Dancing Queen

She’s got some serious hip action going on there!

2. Posh Polish

Super excited to wear this for the holidays!

3. British Telephone Booth

I’ve always wanted one of these. I keep it on top of my nightstand next to my bed.

telephone

Thanks so much for the awesome gift box Maria!

Check out Maria’s blogs:

What the Faux Pas

Heart of Glass Music

Too Sassy for You