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Vera Wang – Hotel Madrid

Happy Bridal Week everyone!

Vera Wang just released a new video outlining the details of her Spring 2016 Bridal Collection and it is stunning. Can we just have it all?

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Jemima Kirke Shares Her Abortion Story

Wow, watching this was so powerful to me. Jemima does such a great job for her character on “Girls” and the Pro-Choice / Pro-Life arguement is something that I’ve been fascinated with ever since I was in school so it was enlightening to hear her share her story.

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Review: Ariana Grande’s Honeymoon Tour

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the first day for Ariana’s pre-sale tickets to go on sale (September 15, 2014) and I had downloaded some app called “Fahlo” so that I could gain access to buy tickets first. After they were purchased, I thought waiting 7 months for the actual show was forever. Turns out, it was. That’s a long time to wait to go to a concert, but it was so worth it. I didn’t have any doubts about her vocals because as most of us know – she’s kind of a powerhouse. With that said though, I definitely have a lot of feels about the show itself.

Let’s start with the positives.

Singing – She sang her songs in a different way than I’ve ever seen her perform them before at any event, show, or performance that I had to stream on YouTube so it’s unlikely that she was lip synching. If she did lip synch at all, it was most likely for “Hands On Me” which is fine because that’s not her best song anyways and doesn’t exactly highlight her range. There were so many times when the audience was just in awe of her vocals and you just couldn’t even look away from her because it was that. amazing.

Dancing – Ari used to get a bad rap for not being a great dancer because of the dance moves that she produced while always performing “Problem.” In her defense though, that’s not really a track where you need to go all out for. I had read articles before about how people have said that she’s actually a really good dancer, but just hasn’t had a chance to show them off. Well, I think it’s because she was saving them for the Honeymoon tour! I was actually super impressed with her moves and she looked adorable as always.

Outfits – For her tour, Ariana worked closely with Emmy-award winning costume designer Marina Toybina who designed the seven looks that she took the stage with. Each outfit was cute, sparkly, and sexy in true Ariana fashion. Also, let’s not forget that each outfit had a pair of matching cat ears, which was probably the best part. Glowing cat-ears were also being sold as part of the merch and it was probably one of the best merch pieces I’ve ever seen. The cat ears glowed in a hue of colors and sometimes even with the beat of her songs. The more I saw them in the crowd, the more I wanted them… that was until Sheila and I learned that they cost $40! We’re assuming that they only cost about $5 or less to make, but whatever – it’s a day later and I still want a pair.

Instrumentals – I couldn’t get enough. Her mini orchestra transitioned into her songs beautifully especially for “One Last Time” and “Tatooed Heart.” I love seeing this kind of thing at shows because I find that artists often get lazy and rely on a DJ or a backing track and having strings there on stage with her brought her songs to life in a really refreshing way. If you want a sneak peek at what this actually looked like, here’s a video that she shared with her fans prior to the tour starting.

Opening Acts – I can’t believe I’m considering this a positive because when I first caught sight of the opening act, I was completely over it. How quickly I change my mind… So Sheila and I ended up missing Cashmere Cat which was a huge bummer. We didn’t know if he’d actually be there or not so the whole thing was very confusing to us. After CC, Rixton took the stage – a UK boyband that we’d never heard of before, but somehow grew to love by the end of their set. Tbh, their songs aren’t all that great, but they can really nail some covers. When I watched them cover “Frontin'” by Pharrell, “Fine China” by Chris Brown, “Uptown Funk,” Beyonce, and Sam Smith, I was sold. The last song of their set was actually a song that played on the radio and was considered Top 40, but we had no idea they were the ones behind it. Embarassingly enough, Sheila and I just thought it was yet another cover.

And now… for the negatives. I know… I just wish I didn’t have any!

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Choose Beautiful

If you could describe yourself, would you choose to say that you were “average” or “beautiful.” In Dove’s new campaign, the brand creates two pathways with these two labels and each woman has to decide which path to take. The film was shot in five major cities internationally and the perspectives that these women shared afterwards was pretty telling. According to Dove, 96% of women chose to describe themselves as “average” over “beautiful” in this experiment.

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Cover of the Day

Years & Years – King (Nick Jonas cover)

Years & Years is so good… but so is Nick Jonas.

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Oh Joy! Weddings

One of my favorite bloggers, Joy Cho, announced this week that she was collaborating with Kin to share some of her best wedding DIY tricks! With wedding season just upon us, many of these DIYs will come in handy for those about to be brides. They’re also just useful tips if you’re someone that likes to entertain and host your own parties. I thought this table number DIY was genius and so creative. It also doesn’t seem like something that would require a lot of time. Readers, what do you think? Is this something that you could see yourself incorporating into your future wedding?

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Cover of the Day – Ariana Grande Slays

I’ve actually seen Ariana Grande perform a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” before via YouTube at the White House, but oh my goodness this latest version while she was on tour is so so good. I’m finally seeing her tomorrow and I’ve been excited for this all week. Not to mention, I’ve been waiting for this very day since I bought pre-sale tickets back in September (7 months ago!)

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Cover of the Day

Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (Lykke Li cover)

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

I’ve been obsessed with Bates Motel ever since the show started so when Kevin shared with me this trailer that stars one of the main characters, I was more than just a little excited. This looks like a good one!

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Sia – Big Girls Cry

Sia won’t stop using Maddie Ziegler in her music videos and for good reason – she’s incredibly talented. I never get tired of watching Maddie. I mean she clearly has always been strong in her facial expressions even on Dancing Moms and now she’s getting so much buzz for all of her work with Sia. It’s kind of addicting watching her perform.

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My Kid And Me

A coworker of mine once told me over breakfast that one of the best things about being a parent is watching his son discover something new for the very first time. As his son was having this experience, he himself as a parent, was learning how to appreciate those little things all over again from the eys of his son. It was one of the most powerful things I’ve ever heard at my office and it wasn’t even about work.

I came across this video that Casey Neistat made about his son Owen this evening which I ended up watching in between lots of commercial breaks. It’s really worth all 19 minutes. This video that Casey made about his trip to Peru with his teenage son was the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

For one, Owen is way cooler than I ever was at 13. This video reminded me of the adventure my mom took me on to Japan when I was 17 and even then I remember whining that  I was missing a month of my summer. Years later, I came to terms that one month back in Seattle would never equate to the experience I had in Japan.

I can’t wait to be a parent someday so I can do things like this with my kid!

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Facebook’s “How To” Videos

I can’t believe this is the first time I’m ever seeing these. When I was much younger, I felt like Facebook was so easy to navigate. These days, there are so many different functions and I always find myself second guessing before doing something drastic on the social networking site. I guess that’s somewhat of an overstatement though. I found these videos to be really quirky and cheeky. To view the rest, click here!

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Wong Fu Productions: How Old Is She?

You really can never tell with Asian women…

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Ariana Grande does Jimmy Fallon

Ariana’s impression of Celine Dion is so spot on.

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Miles Teller on Jimmy Fallon

Miles Teller could possibly be one of my favorite new actors. I mean he’s not that new, actually, but I enjoy him in almost everything that he’s in. I’m still waiting to see Whiplash though and I heard he did a pretty good job in it! Also this appearance on Jimmy Fallon is golden.

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