May Favorites: Royal Wedding & “Sirens” by SHOR

Hi, I’m Dana from The Whisper Box, and I’m back after some intermittent internet issues.

Listen to May Favorites in podcast form on SoundCloud:

Favorite News Articles

1. Royal Wedding & Meghan Markle’s CVS receipt veil.

2. America Ferrera is a mom!

3. Roseanne got canceled.

4. Blue Ivy reprimands grandma Tina Knowles for taking video during the Paris Ballet.

5. Chris Hemsworth, et. al, dance to “Wrecking Ball.” 

6. #pullasylvia

7: #ifslaverywasachoice

Favorite Music

1. “Sirens” by SHOR

2. “LA Girls” by Charlie Puth

3. “Conexão” by Amber Mark

4. “Genius” by LSD (Labritnth, Sia, Diplo)

5.“Soon You’ll Forget” by James River

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Royal Wedding portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

2. Hannah Witton’s stoma photoshoot.

3. Rebel Wilson as Le Fou

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Bob’s Burgers, “Mo Mommy Mo Problems”

2. Lucifer, “Boo Normal”

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Some premium “New Light” content by John Mayer

2. Felix (pewdiepie) and Marzia (cutiepie) are engaged!

3. Dua Lipa in Calvin Harris’ “One Kiss” music video

4. Elohim’s “Half Love” music video

5. Celine Dion + Deadpool = “Ashes”.

6. Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” music video

 Summer’s comin’.

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March Favorites: Bachelor Arie Banned & #MarchforOurLives

Okay, so I know I always joke about the saying that goes “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” but this year it legitimately did.

The beginning of the month was so rough, especially with all the non-stop snow storms. I could not deal. I don’t think I’ve ever been more annoyed with my life than I was at the start of March. Things mellowed out around March 20th or so, which was nice.

March brought some harsh realities to light in the pop culture and entertainment world, and rightfully so. Let’s take a look my faves for March 2018:

Favorite News Articles

1. The Bachelor‘s Arie gets banned from Minnesota. Damn straight. He deserves it after what he did to Becca.

2. #MarchforOurLives. Thank you, Pope Francis, for encouraging the youth to continue fighting to end gun violence.

3. “Shero” Barbies! I want one of each, please!

4. Chrissy Teigen brings an emotional support casserole on a plane. Brb, bookmarking this recipe for later.

Favorite Music

1. “Rotation” by Fickle Friends. Now THIS is what I call feel-good music! This band sounds like Great Goof Fine OK and Haim had a baby. OMJ. I so want to see these guys in concert!

2. “Figure A” by Tim Atlas. So old school funk I can’t handle it. Ah. Maze. Balls.

3. “Something” by Henry Green. I’ll definitely succumb.

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#TWBT: Let’s Talk About boohoo’s Zendaya Edit

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Welcome to the first installment of #TWBT (The Whisper Box Talk) where I discuss happenings in the world of pop culture and entertainment!

As most boohoo shoppers probably did, I got a promotional email from the UK brand about The Zendaya Edit a few days ago. Some of you may already know this, but if you don’t I’ll make it explicitly known right now that I LOVE Zendaya Coleman’s style. It’s so eclectic and sometimes risky, which makes it so much fun to keep up with.

Needless to say, I clicked through to the edit immediately. I didn’t expect to be disappointed, and I definitely wasn’t.

While scrolling through the edit, I noticed many of the color schemes where quite subtle, with lots of white and yellow. There are some bold pieces in the edit with vibrant blues and colorful stripes, but for the most part, Zendaya seems to be going for a calm spring vibe with these pieces.

One of the most interesting ensembles from the photoshoot Zendaya did for this edit is the stripe satin ruffle maxi dress in red and white. She pairs the sweet dress with a pair of robust sneakers, which just goes to show how much of a risk taker the actress is with her fashion choices. She does the same with a pastel blue maxi dress of similar style.

The 90s with added sass @zendaya 💁🏻‍♀️🔥 #zendayaeditsboohoo

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I think my favorite piece from the edit by far is the striped maxi duster coat, not only because I’d totally splurge to buy it, but because I think it truly embodies Zendaya’s fierce and unapologetic style.

Even Paris Hilton is rocking it!

I also wouldn’t mind getting cozy in this pink sweater or going sporty chic in this blue bodycon dress with orange and yellow stripes.

So far, the edit has received complaints for not having plus sizes. It appears the plus sizes sold out first and will be restocked, according to boohoo. Regardless, I don’t think Zendaya should have to choose clothing for an edit that she can’t personally model herself, as she isn’t plus sized.

Maybe boohoo will get a plus sized actress or musician for their summer edit?

Shop The Zendaya Edit over on boohoo.com.

Changes

As you may have noticed, its’ been almost two weeks since my last post on this blog.

Don’t be scared, I’m not done with The Whisper Box yet. However, I have been doing some thinking about my blog’s content and how I want to move forward with the different series that currently exist.

The Whisper Box is 5 years old now, (I forgot to mention the anniversary last month on February 4th, oops), and even though I don’t have the time I used to in order to write lengthy celebrity gossip and music posts like I did in the past, I still want to provide my readers with fun, quality content.

That being said, The Whisper Box will begin featuring some new series! The only bad news here is that to make room for the new ones, the current Gallery Mondays,Wardrobe Wednesdays, and Fan Art Fridays series will no longer occur every week. I might do each of the current blog series only once or twice a month. Monthly Favorites will remain, well, monthly of course.

So, here’s what’s coming soon to The Whisper Box:

Got It On Vinyl (Monthly)
The Whisper Box is now on YouTube, and my roommate finally got her record player from Texas, so I’m building a small vinyl collection to share with you guys! I’ll post a YouTube video discussing each record and create a blog post to go along with it. This series will begin in April 2018.

Wreck This Tuesdays (Weekly)
I’ve recently acquired the newest addition of Kerry Smith’s Wreck This Journal, which is now published in color. This series is inspired by grav3yardgirl (Bunny), who shows the pages she’s worked on via YouTube. Bunny is also reposting some pages on Instagram, so I’ll be sharing my pages over on The Whisper Box’s Instagram and on this blog every Tuesday.

#TWBT: Let’s Talk About… (Bi-Weekly)
Short for “The Whisper Box Talk,” this series will kind of be a catch all for my ponderings regarding pop culture and entertainment matters. Here’s where I’ll be bringing back some album review posts, award show recaps, and other intriguing things I feel need to be discussed in length. I might even throw in a few controversial topics. Who knows. Some of these might end up as short podcasts over on my Soundcloud. This series begins this week on Thursday, March 29, 2018!

So stay tuned, and feel free to drop a comment below if you have any suggestions for topics you’d like me to cover with these new series!

 

December Favorites: Dylan Sprouse’s All-Wise Meadery & Katherine Kaling

I can’t say 2017 ended too badly. Really, it could have been worse.

We had a couple of celebrity births during December 2017 and some amazing royal photo shoots to round out the year. I can’t complain.

Here are my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for the month of December:

Favorite News Articles

1. Dylan Sprouse is opening a bar in Brooklyn. Woo! Rounding up my friends for a girls night!

2. Mindy Kaling gave birth to her daughter Katherine! I cannot wait to see pics (and possibly find out who the father is).

3. TIME Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers. I love the symbolism in this cover with the woman who wanted to remain anonymous. Even before everyone found out why it was just her arm in the photo I knew she represented the ones who still can’t speak out.

4. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are the cutest little royals on earth. I just wanna pinch their little cheeks!

5. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement portraits. I am so hype because they’re getting married on the day before my birthday! BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER!

6. The Library of Congress is actually archiving all tweets from 2010 onward. This must be hella daunting.

Favorite Music

1. “Opera” by BLOWSOM. Can he release a full length album and come to NYC in 2018? Thanks.

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October Favorites: Obamas Moving to UES & Rihanna Drive

The cold wasted no time making an appearance at the end of October. Like, I know I was complaining that it was still summer during the first few days of fall, but jeez!

Anyway, the month of October 2017 had a mix of fun music and pop culture news coupled with a few terrible events. Monthly Favorites on The Whisper Box only focuses on the former, so let’s leave all the bad stuff behind.

Here are my favorites for the month of October!

Favorite News Articles

1. The Obamas might be moving to NYC’s Upper East Side. They say third time’s the charm, and this is the second report stating they may end up living in NYC…

2. Barbados is naming a street after Rihanna. I bet she’s gonna rev up her engine and cruise on down Rihanna Drive blasting “Drive” because, why not?

3. Balenciaga’s platform heel crocks. What is fashion anymore?

4. This woman checked her horse in at a Kentucky hotel. Was no one concerned that the horse might accidentally cause damages to the room?!

5. Lupita Nyong’o’s NYT piece on Harvey Weinstein. I’m glad spoke up about this, even if she was able to avoid this disgusting bastard’s advances. He got what he deserved 10 times over.

Favorite Music
1. “No Captain” by Lane 8 ft. POLIÇA. Something happened to my heart when I heard this song for the first time.

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August Favorites: Target’s $5 Wines & Gummy Bear Van Gogh

I’m not gonna lie, August 2017 was pretty fun.

As expected, some amazing tunes were released during the month. I had to cut my list down or else this monthly favorites would be basically all music.

Here are my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for August!

Favorite News Articles

1. Target is launching a line of $5 wines. I repeat: TARGET IS LAUNCHING A LINE OF $5 WINES.

2. This artist made a Van Gogh painting out of gummy worms. The idea seems fun but then ants are sort of a species that tend to like sugar…

3. Companies like Hertz started cashing in on the 2017 solar eclipse. They got so excited and overbooked, then ended up having to cancel reservations. What even.

4. Justin Trudeau fell out of a kayak. And he might have done so on purpose?

Favorite Music

1. “Alone Together” by LEISURE. These guys are just phenomenal. So much groove and chill!

2. “Hurt Nobody” by Andrew Belle. I wish the tickets for his NYC show weren’t sold out so I’d have a chance to hear this live.

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