Fan Art Fridays: Lana Del Rey

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Elizabeth Grant’s, erm, Lana Del Rey’s new album, Lust for Life was released today, and boy, is it one sultry 16-track album.

I just can’t get enough of her voice sometimes!

My favorite track on the album is the title track, “Lust for Life,” featuring another crooner fave The Weeknd. There’s so much intense imagery and repetition in the lyrics, which I’ve always really loved about Lana Del Rey’s music.

To celebrate Lust for Life, let’s enjoy this piece of Lana Del Rey fan art by Brazilian illustrator Will Costa that I found on Facebook. It has just the right amount of playful cartoon characteristics mixed with real human qualities. He captures Lana’s lips and eyes perfectly!

See more of Will Costa’s work on Facebook and watch the music video for “Lust for Life“.

 

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Top 5 Performances at the 58th #Grammys

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I had way too much fun watching the 58th Grammys on Monday night!

From the fashion to the presenter monologues, the show was definitely one to watch. LL Cool J hosted with his LL broach on the lapel of his suit jacket and several pieces of blindingly sparkling rings on his fingers.

Also, is it just me, or did everyone decide to show up with a haircut?! Taylor Swift went à la Anna Wintour, Sam Smith looked so much older with a closer shave, and Adele looked stunning with a shorter ‘do. Even the Lincoln Navigator commercial that showed during the Grammys featured Matthew McConaughey with shorter hair. WHAT IS THIS?!

Anyway, here were the performances that got me off the couch and on my feet throughout the evening.

1. Lionel Richie Tribute Medley, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Tyrese and others

You know you were alive before the new millenium when you get uber excited about hearing “Hello” and “Brick House.” I also really loved the suit Demi Lovato wore for her portion of the performance.

2. “I Can’t Feel My Face” and “In the Night” by The Weeknd

Gotta love seeing this crazy haired man perform!

3. “Love Yourself” and “Where Are U Now” by Justin Bieber 

Loved the acoustic version of “Love Yourself.” Not sure how I feel about that cheetah jacket on the Biebs, though.

4. David Bowie Tribute Medley, Lady Gaga

Can we just stop for a second to appreciate how much effort she put into the aesthetics of this performance?! They couldn’t have picked a better person to do this tribute. Also, that robot keyboard is too cool.

5. “El Taxi” by Pitbull

Two words: SOFIA VERGARA. Boy, does Pitbull know how to close a show!

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Fan Art Fridays: The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye)

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Why is The Weeknd’s hair always 50 Shades of Cray?

I was just catching up on some music news when I found out that he’s been hiding details about an album release. Looks like someone at iTunes New Zealand couldn’t keep a secret

So apparently we can expect a new album from The Weeknd called Beauty Behind the Madness on August 28th, but that hasn’t officially been confirmed.

Please don’t get me all excited for nothing.

This piece of fan art was found on Twitter. What will it take for him to go back to the hairstyle featured on bust number one in row two?

View the original here.

December Favorites: Wreath Witherspoon, Manspreading & Flash Mob Wedding

December Favorites

Another year has passed us by, the end-of-year celebrations have come and gone, and now, it is time for December favorites.

 

I promise to get this up by the 10th of every month. This is the latest I’ll ever post them. Please, find it in your hearts to realize that I was basking in the somewhat sad realization that I am now a responsible adult after graduating last month.

Here are my favorites in pop culture news, music, celeb Instagrams, TV and YouTube videos for the month of December 2014:

Favorite News Articles

1. Wreath Witherspoon. Mindy is a pop culture genius. I might consider making one of these for Christmas 2015.

2. Manspreading. It’s a male epidemic in the NYC subway system. So happy this is being addressed, even comedically.

3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is married. Congrats, man. Such great news to start the new year!

4. Misheard lyrics of 2014. Buzzfeed nailed it with the 2014 lists. How did anyone hear number 7?!

5. Korean Air nut rage. Talk about spoiled brat…

Favorite Music

1. “Earned It” by The Weeknd. Oh. My. Gosh. I am so in love with this song, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack!

2. “Riptide – Original Mix” by NTEIBINT feat. Birsen. This song is a weird juxtaposition between dark, melancholy vocals and bright bell-sounding synth.

3. “Handful of Gold” by Chela. Can we have a full length album this year, Chela? Please?

4. “Simple Science – Todd Osborn Remix” by Zero 7. This remix is brilliant.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Ellie angel. Can I have that dress?!

2. Ian Harding eats…DOG? No, Ian. Dogs are a man’s best friend, not his food.

3. Holiday class, Dorsey style. These two are adorbs.

4. Meghan Camarena and Joey Graceffa’s vintage drama shoot. You’ve gotta check out the rest of these on the Strawburry17 Facebook page.

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Mindy Project “Christmas.” Those interviews Mindy got for that reel she made for Danny were amazing. She should consider taking a few video journalism classes at Stanford while she’s there!

2. Pretty Little Liars “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas.” I’m really suspicious of Detective Holbrook. I’ll even go out on a limb and say that I think he killed Mona.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Flashmob Wedding. Stressful wedding plans aborted.

2. Link’s High School Gym Bag. I can’t believe Link kept that breakup letter. I wonder if she watches Good Mythical Morning…

3. Mike Falzone gives advice to a woman who’s been cheated on. For sunbathing. To hell with the cheaters.

 Hope your 2014 was awesome! Happy 2015!