Gallery Mondays: “London Calling” by Nina Edwards

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On my way to work over the last few weeks, I’ve had the delight of walking passed Nina EdwardsMetropolitan Fashion exhibit in the Garment District’s Space for Public Art.

The exhibit features fashionable women in major cities painted in watercolor. My favorite of the exhibit is “London Calling.”

From Big Ben in the backdrop to the outfit this blondie is wearing, the watercolor oozes with wanderlust vibes. I absolutely love the floral jacket she’s wearing!

Learn more about the exhibit here.

Fan Art Fridays: Emily Blunt

emily blunt fan art young victoria

Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway went head to head in a rerun of Lip Sync Battle on SPIKE last night.

I’m not gonna lie, I really wanted Emily to win. I love them both, but come on!

“No Diggity”?! I’m convinced that all of the women of England have secret rap talents.

Anyway, enjoy this piece of fan art I found of Emily Blunt on Deviant Art by LisaKM. It was inspired by her role in the film Young Victoria (also known as the film that caused me to fall in love with Emily Blunt).

I still love Anne Hathaway, though.

Maria Nichol’s Gift Box from Across the Pond

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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

#QueenElizabeth dances to @alexandrastantheartist 😉 #VanillaChocolat #dancingqueen @ohmymiapie

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

2. Posh Polish

Loving my #festive #holidaynails 😉 #nailpolish #nails #nailvarnish #poshpolish #beautyuk #manicure

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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.

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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

Bradley Cooper Works at Burger King for a Weekend

Turns out the hottie can flip it!

On Sunday, Bradley Cooper was spotted working a shift at Burger  King in Leicester Square, London. Why, you ask? To train for his upcoming role as a chef in the film, Adam Jones.

“Bradley was training alongside genuine Burger King staff,” a source told The Sun. “The aim was to learn the art of the flip, which he nailed fairly quickly. There was no real fanfare from him. You’d never know he was a big star by the way he spoke to people. He spent Sunday night learning the skills while the restaurant was open to the public and then filmed for most of the day on Monday.”

Those were some lucky little British Burger King customers!

#celeb #celebspot #bradleycooper #leicestersquare #today #rightnow #amazing #hot #latenightlondon #latest #love #spotted

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Adam Jones, directed by John Wells, will also star 50 Shades of Grey male lead Jamie Dornan, Uma Thurman, Sienna Miller and Emma Thompson.

According to The Wrap, the film is about a big shot chef who returns to London in search of a third Michelin star after giving up his career for a few years.

Filming is set to be completed by the end of September.

I’m just mad that he wasn’t training for this role in NYC. Hmph.

 

Snooki Calls Kate Middleton A MILF

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Oh, Snooki.

As many of you know, the royal baby’s family portraits leaked three hours early via Twitter. Apparently not even the royals can control the internet.

Or Snooki’s mouth for that matter.

After seeing the beautiful family portraits, one with just Kate, William, and George, and another with the family plus dogs Tilly and Lupo, Snooki decided to gush over them on her Celebuzz blog:

“Congrats to Will and Kate on their beautiful baby boy George! He totally looks like his daddy here, and I can already tell he’s going to be the cutest royal baby ever!!! And can I just say how fricken AMAZING Kate looks?! Like why is she perfect?! She just gave birth and she looks like she’s ready to walk the runway.

“She is my inspiration for my next pregnancy! So obsessed with this family and cannot wait to hear more about them! We all know they will be amazing parents to their precious nugget! I’m just waiting to hear the dirty poop and pee stories!!! Kisses to you guys, and Kate….you’re a MILF.”

Umm, what?!

Leave it to Snooki to go over the top with her compliments.

A simple, “and Kate…you look gorgeous” or “…stunning”, or “…SEXY” even would have done.

But no. MILF just had to be her word of choice.

Gotta give the girl some props for managing to be relevant in the revealing of these portraits, though.

 

The Royal Baby Might Become a TV Star

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Prince George Alexander Louis was born a mere 18 days ago, and he has already been offered a role in a British soap opera.

What a lucky baby boy.

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John Whiston, the creative director of the show Coronation Street, told The Daily Star that he wanted the royal baby to join the cast, Prince William and Kate included.

“It would be fantastic to get Kate [Middleton], [Prince] William and George there with a pair of tiny baby scissors,” he said.

Georgie just recently got his birth certificate for crying out loud! He hasn’t even been christened yet and they’re already trying to cast him in a television show?

Madness!

Coronation Street is the longest running British soap opera, so I can see how it would be an honor for the cast to work alongside the royal family.

If the family decides to take the role, they will not be the first Duke and Dutchess to appear on the show. The Duke of Bedford, John Ian Robert Russell appeared in Episode 1288 (21st May 1973) and Episode 1289 (23rd May 1973).

So is a television role in the cards for little Prince George?

North West, be jealous.

Nigella Lawson Choked by Husband at Restaurant in London

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While dining at a restaurant called Scott’s in Mayfair, Central London, celeb chef Nigella Lawson was choked by her multimillionaire husband Charles Saatchi.

Reports state that Saatchi reached his hand over the table and grabbed Lawson’s throat. A British newspaper got photos of the incident.

The people dining around them were frightened by the sight. One person said, “It was utterly shocking to watch. I have no doubt she was scared. It was horrific, ­really. She was very tearful and was ­constantly dabbing her eyes. Nigella was very, very upset. She had a real look of fear on her face. No man should do that to a woman. She raised her voice and got angry but at the same time was trying to calm him down, almost like you would try to calm down a child. The kiss was a strange thing. He was being ­intimidating, ­threatening. And yet she kissed him. She ­appeared to be a woman who loves him but was clearly unable to stop him being abusive, ­frightening and ­disrespectful to her.”

A waitress stated that Lawson looked “distraught and in tears.”

Interestingly, this incident occurred at the tables outside the restaurant—the ones on the sidewalk—and no one intervened.

Come on people! Jeez!

Nigella Lawson has not pressed charges.

The two have been married since 2003. I wonder what has been going on between them to cause such violent public acts.

This morning, British politician Nick Griffin joked about the incident on Twitter, writing, “If I had the opportunity to squeeze Nigella Lawson, her throat wouldn’t be my first choice.”

This is not something to joke about, Griffin.

Other celebs on Twitter responded to Griffin’s comment.

DJ LL Cool P tweeted, “how is “nick griffin” legal? how is that something that exists?”

Louise Lainton wrote, “Jesus Christ, I frigging hate sharing an island with people like Nick Griffin.”

Derek Knight said, “Nick Griffin reminds me of a 5 year old desperately saying the most offensive thing he can think of in the hope someone will pay attention.”

Munieb Raban also tweeted, “Well done Nick Griffin, reassuring the masses once again what an absolute moron you are.”

Moron indeed.

Charles Saatchi claims that, “About a week ago, [he and his wife] were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and [he] held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasize [his] point.

“There was no grip, it was a playful tiff. The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place. Nigella’s tears were because [they] both hate arguing, not because she had been hurt.

“[They] had made up by the time [they] were home. The paparazzi were congregated outside [their] house after the story broke yesterday morning, so [he] told Nigella to take the kids off till the dust settled.”

I don’t know how much truth lies in Saatchi’s claims, but the fact that he put his hands on his wife like that is unacceptable. If he could do something like that in public, who knows what he would do, or has done, behind closed doors!

If he needs anger management, he should get some. Soon. I don’t want to hear that he was trying to “emphasize” a point to his children and end up choking them to death instead.