Fan Art Fridays: Olly Alexander

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Years & Years put out a new album today called Palo Santo, and I’m really loving it!

My faves on the album are “Hallelujah”, “Rendezvous”, and “Karma”, which happen to be the more upbeat tunes on the track list. I’ve always loved the ballad-y songs from Years & Years, but this time around I’m digging the danceable melodies.

In celebration of Palo Santo, I’ve decided to feature this fun fan art of lead singer Olly Alexander for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. The watercolor piece is by Viva (@artisqueer) on Instagram. I absolutely love the flower crown look on him. He’s totally working it!

View the original on Instagram and check out Palo Santo on Spotify.

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

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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:

Meghan & Harry’s First Date

Meghan’s Engagement Ring Look-a-Like

Meghan Markle Passed All the Tests, So Hush

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

The Bridal Party

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 …

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Ruth Wilson @ 71st BAFTAs

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Over the weekend, celebrities broke out their best black award show attire for the 71st BAFTAs at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Ruth Wilson caught my attention with a super sophisticated Dior tuxedo suit, which I absolutely LOVE.

The actress paired the tuxedo suit with a embellished cream-colored sandals and a red lip, keeping with the polished yet fun award show vibe.

I’m totally in the market for a tuxedo suit for this upcoming spring season. I cannot get over how amazing the straight leg pant looks on Ruth Wilson!

See below for a few options inspired by the look.

Tuxedo Jacket:

1. Nordstrom, $303.00

Tuxedo Pant:

2. Nordstrom, $129.98

Two-Piece Tuxedo Suit:

3. AliExpress, $91.08

Sandals:

4. Eric Dress, $38.11

5. Milanoo, $49.49

2017’s Best in Music

It’s the end of 2017, so I put myself to the arduous task of compiling a list of the year’s best in music again. I was just as  selective this year as I was in 2016, so the list below only contains 15 songs/artists/albums. I’m becoming very good at this.

Anyway, let’s not waste any time. Here are my favorite songs, artists, and albums of 2017!

1. “Feels” ft. Pharell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1. You heard Katy, “don’t be afraid.”

2. “Hurt Nobody”, Andrew Belle, Dive Deep. I think this one takes number one in my heart for best love song of 2017 to slow dance to.

3. “Observer” Darius, Utopia. Darius is a genius and Utopia goes to extreme lengths to prove it.

4. “For a Ride”, NOVAA, Lo, Lights. What a fantastic duo. I would so love to see these two work together again in 2018.

5. “Plastic Rose” Maroon 5, Red Pill Blues. Well, if it’s plastic, doesn’t it mean the love will never die?

6. “Saw You In A Dream”, The Japanese House, Saw You In A Dream. This is the best single I’ve ever heard from The Japanese House. So much emotion in those lyrics.

7. “Depths” ft. Animal Feelings, Mammals, Chase Your Bliss. I kept hearing Mammals as a featured artist on a bunch of songs I love. It’s great to see the roles reversed on this EP. Animal Feelings brought good vibes.

8. “High Off Love” Cannons, Night Drive. Cannons is such glamorously smooth chillwave and I can’t get enough.

9. “Human Touch” ft. Maya Vic, KAPPEKOFF, Kappekoff. If you know me well enough, you’ll understand why the intro to this song gets me every time.

10. “Told You So”, Paramore, After Laughter. Paramore made such a fun comeback in 2017! I love Hayley’s new hair too!

11. “Night Time TV” Fenech-Soler, ZILLA. Can you imagine how fun these guys must be in concert? Like, woah, buddy!

12. “Just a Feeling” ft. VERITÉ, Phantoms, Phantoms. This song has followed me to various stores after I heard this album, and I’m not even mad though. VERITÉ’s voice is a vision.

13. “Malibu 1992”, COIN, How Will You Know If You Never Try. So retro, so somber, so good.

14. “Disguise”, Day Wave, The Days We Had. Prom dance anyone? Also, I am proud to say I own this on vinyl!

15. “Plea Rel”, Canon Blue, Lasso Yo. If he’s saying what I think he’s saying in this song this dude must have had a rough year. Welcome back, Canon Blue.

 

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Fan Art Fridays: Prince William & Kate Middleton

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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: Tess Daly @ 22nd National Television Awards

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Tess Daly looked absolutely stunning today at the National Television Awards in London, which were held at the 02 Arena.

She wore a classy black and white jumpsuit with a pair of black crisscrossed sandals. You’ve gotta love simple-looking jumpsuits like this one.

Below are some pieces inspired by the look!

Jumpsuit:

1. Maykool, $32.99

2. Net-a-Porter, $319.00

Sandals:

3. Vince Camuto, $110.00

4. DSW, $39.94

Fan Art Fridays: Emily Blunt

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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.