“Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.”
– Zoë Saldana, on dating fellow actors, to Allure
Can’t we all be a little bit more like her?
Without even noticing, every “A Collection” post has some sort of a theme. I always enjoy going back and looking at the different sets asking myself what the common theme was. What was I feeling that day? Why did I select this photo, that photo, and this series of photos? I started writing this about a fourth into completing this post and I noticed that all of the photographs are pretty simplistic, but also muted. There are times when I won’t remember why there is a theme, but I think this completely embodies how I’m feeling right now. Somewhat muted, but it’s a refreshing time right now because there is so much that is unknown. Also – Seattle has the hottest weather in all of the country right now, which is incredible and NEVER happens. Funny, because you would think that these photos would be much brighter to resemble that, but they are not. Surprise!
A refreshing way to start your Tuesday morning? Another Wong Fu production starring Pretty Little Liars’ Janel Parrish.
I am such a sucker for love story webisodes. We all remember my obsession with Casual: The Series, don’t we? Of course we do. Well this is the second installment from Free People’s “Roshambo” series that we were first introduced to back in January. In this video, we are taken back to a time before Sheila and Chris reunite on the streets of New York and are shown how Sheila copes with her breakup with Chris. A trip to Rio with her best friends? Can’t get any better than that. I am so excited about this series because even without a lot of dialogue Sheila’s feelings are relatable. It’s a beautiful series altogether, but there needs to be more Chris Abbott, please.
Watch the first video under the cut:
Happy Monday morning and Wedding Monday!
This wedding preview featuring Marlene and David is so simple, but so beautiful at the same time. There isn’t a lot of conversing (which I don’t mind) except for their messages to each other and boy, is it sweet. Not a bad way to start a Monday, right?
I’ve been sitting on this topic for a long time now – like 5 months. Usually, I don’t wait that long to write about something that I want to write about, but I’ll admit that I was hesitant about this conversation mainly because of how I should be writing it, how people may perceive it, and what kind of backlash I might receive (if any) Here’s hoping there’s not.
Quite some time ago I was in the company of two friends – both male – when one of them brought up the fact that he had recently read an article that men were more likely to cheat on their wives if their wife was making more money than them. I can’t recall the kind of face I made when I heard that, but I’m 74% sure that my jaw dropped. I probably needed to read the article myself to fully understand the content and have a better grasp of it, but at that point, that was all I needed to hear to make my conjecture at the time. Guy 1 was silent for most of this conversation, but guy number 2 (the one who had brought up the article) elaborated some more by saying that he understood where guys were coming from when they took this kind of a standpoint. Both guys agreed that they would prefer the traditional way of providing for a family in which the man makes most of the income and the fact that their wife would be making more could be slightly uncomfortable.
Now there’s a lot to be addressed here so I know I need to be careful with my words and showcase every standpoint.
So we’re a little early on Wedding Mondays, but I am in a wedding mood today after seeing some former Seattle U classmates of mine strolling through Cal Anderson on their way to the groom’s wedding in Capitol Hill! Oh yes, wedding season has arrived and Yow Yow! couldn’t be more excited about it. I’m playing some serious catch up this weekend and came across an incredible engagement photo shoot that I knew I had to share.
Check out the rest of the incredible shoot here.
It’s no secret that flying on Virgin America is what we call a good decision. Everything that you can do on your flight makes traveling go by so much faster! With music, food, movies, chatting from seat-to-seat, Richard Branson is now tapping into another hot market. Dating. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about how difficult it can be to date these days, but would you believe that many people actually…meet on flights? Everything starts with a good conversation and Branson knows that. A new feature that you can find on Virgin America flights is the ability for passengers to send each other anonymous drinks, snacks, and meals…because nothing says ‘I’m into you’ more than filling a person’s stomach! If that isn’t obvious enough, you can also send a passenger a pretty blunt text about your feelings. That’s a little too much for us, but to each his/her own.
In early February, I shared with you a new little app/service called Bang With Friends. I didn’t know what to make of it at first and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to hear about it again. Two months later and it has appeared on my blog roll and this time in a good way! Well, good for the company and all of the people that are getting hooked up apparently. The Bang With Friends Facebook app is on the verge of reaching its one millionth user and to date, they have successfully matched up 200,000 hookups. I feel a little silly writing a piece like this, but if it works – it works! That’s what Yow Yow is about – not hook ups – but being able to track the innovations that impact my generation and our society and this is one of them. Currently the company is raising a $1 million and for the time being the co-founders are remaining anonymous because as you can imagine there are some people that are not a part of their fan club. Tech Crunch hints at religious groups. I am, however, fascinated by this app.
Also check out their email address. No shame. Love it.
I know I always say that every wedding video is my favorite, but seriously THIS is one of my favorites. Lindsey and Nate are a beautiful couple and this video has so many stand out moments…
1) Lindsey’s dress! One of the best that I have ever seen.
2) Nate crying as Lindsey walks down the aisle.
3) Lindsey’s brother and his speech
Happy Monday readers!
We’ve been hosting Wedding Mondays to kick off your week for quite some time now and while I love wedding videos, it is not fair of me to deprive you of the details! I typically find these videos on wedding blogs when they are being featured. From here on out, you will now have the opportunity to learn more about the couple’s story, the details in the wedding, and the GORGEOUS photos. So yes, I’m taking up a little bit more time on your Monday mornings, but it’s well worth it – here it is brought to you by Green Wedding Shoes.
Something that really excites me about these posts every week (and I’ll only say it one time and one time only) is that if there is ever an inappropriate title, I will try to disguise it in the best way I know how. Now you know my secret! Some friends of mine have recently been telling me that these Thought Catalog roundups are a favorite of theirs on Yow Yow! because not only are they interesting reads written by 20-somethings, but they also help my friends find perspective in their own lives. And hey! They help me too so I’m glad that we are all mutually benefiting from this. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend everyone!
PS I also forgot to mention last week that when I select these posts, I also like to choose ones that are kind of controversial. You’ll know it when you read it!
Can we talk about this sweet Coca Cola ad about young love and a shared interested over pop? Oh youth…
– Justin Timberlake, on marrying “best friend” Jessica Biel, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
I posted this earlier this week in video form, but in case you missed it – here it is a second time in just simple quote form.