Is it crazy that we only want to see this film because of Timothée Chalamet? I know I’m not the only one that is obsessed with him especially after “Call Me By Your Name.” But I can say that we were fans of his ever since “Homeland.” So there.
So it has been a month; is Vero still a thing? It was early March when I was flipping through my Instagram stories one day and started noticing a few of the people I followed posting about their new accounts to Vero and beckoning others to follow them. Naturally, I had to do my research. I am someone that does get that FOMO feeling sometimes so I didn’t want to be on the outside of it, but I also know that new trends in tech and social media come up frequently. It’s hard to adopt them all. I already struggle to keep up with my favorites so if I’m going to make a new account, it better be a good one.
To put it simply, Vero is supposed to be Instagram, but better. The app promises that there aren’t any ads. In addition to sharing photos, you can share the things you like right now – books, music, movies, etc. I’ll admit, the intro video is quite compelling and visually pleasing. This alone almost sold me… almost. But not quite, because…a little bit more research brought us to this piece. Honestly, it wasn’t even research because this sort of things was shared everywhere and spread like wildfire across the internet. I’m not convinced yet that this is a platform that I need to join, but I’m willing to hear your thoughts if you’ve given it a go!
Drake – Nice For What
Is this going to be my favorite music video of the year? Most likely. With lyrics like:
You’ve been inside, know you like to lay low
I’ve been peepin’ what you bringin’ to the table
Workin’ hard, girl, everything paid for
First, last phone bill, car note, cable
you just know that this song is all about supporting strong and powerful women. To take things even a step further, Drake asked all of his lady friends who spread that power to join him in this music video. You’ll find cameos from Olivia Wilde, Misty Copeland, Issa Rae, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Lejonhjärta, Victoria Lejonhjärta, Letitia Wright, Bria Vinaite, Emma Roberts, Syd and Michelle Rodriguez. Ladies, this song is for us. Add it to your girl anthems playlist; I know I will. Let’s also not forget that this song samples Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.”
It was only recently that I became a real fan of wedding speeches. When I was younger, I always thought, “meh, could do without it!” But the more I watch them, the more I listen to them, the more I see myself not getting enough of them. Ashley’s wedding from just a few weeks ago had me in more tears than laughter, but that’s what I love about these. You really never know what kind of emotion you’re going to have come out of you. This week’s Wedding Monday’s video is this Best Man speech that I saw posted from Doobybrain. It’s quite a long one and yes, I’m surprised I sat through the entire thing, but it had all of the feels. Hope you enjoy!
I am not at all tired of this HomePod ad by Apple.
Directed by Spike Jonze, starring FKA twigs and with a track by Anderson .Paak
It’s a little strange to become emotional over a movie trailer, but when you’re someone that also gets emotional over wedding videos for people that you don’t know – nothing is surprising anymore. Mr. Rogers was a large part of my upbringing. My parents tell me that when I was younger, I adored him. At my age now, hearing that seems a little creepy? Unconventional? But when you’re a child, you’re so impressionable and that kind of innocence is something to be treasured.
This documentary will be shown in select theaters in June. I’m very interested in learning more about the man behind the cardigan and who Fred was outside of my television.
It’s been a couple of weeks since the finale aired, but seeing Arie and Lauren is sort of infuriating especially in more television appearances. Remember when we all hated Juan Pablo? Turns out that we only needed just a few years for someone to take over as being the worst bachelor ever. The producers of this show stretched out the finale into two nights as in, four hours of my time, so to spare you that, let me just quickly recap what happened.
Arie chose Becca as the one he wanted to marry. A few weeks later, he had second thoughts and decided he wanted to be with Lauren before the finale of the season aired. Arie decided to break up with Becca while the cameras are rolling completely blindsiding her and then runs back to Lauren. Becca is now the next Bachelorette which is sort of a win for her and Arie and Lauren are engaged. On the After the Final Rose finale special, Arie proposes to Lauren and again in front of the cameras. Does the guy know how to do anything privately?
After all is said and done, Arie and Lauren appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and he makes fun of them straight to their face throughout the interview because they are terrible and deserve it.
I started a new Netflix series this week called Ugly Delicious. Fair warning: watching this will make you extremely hungry so don’t watch while starving. I had gotten a heads up about this new series sometime last month and was looking forward to its debut. Chef David Chang highlights a different cuisine in each episode and goes in depth with guests and friends on where to find the best of the best and also the origin of how this specific cuisine came to be. The first episode highlighted pizza and I was all OVER that. Currently, as I’m typing we’re watching Tacos. I believe there’s going to be a future episode though that’s not going to make me too happy because of some of the reviews I’ve seen, but I guess more on that later when I get there.
Readers, have you started this series yet? Do you know which episode I’m talking about?
This is the first time I’m ever catching this Vanity Fair series, “Secret Talent Theatre,” but I find it incredibly endearing. I, also, am someone that loves to bite into my ice cream and while I do suffer from teeth sensitivity, it doesn’t really stop me either. How cute is our girl Zendaya in this?!