Because it is a dreary, rainy Monday here in New York, I’m rounding up the latest Internet gems that bring nothing but pure joy and laughter.
To quote the great Wendy Williams, I have accumulated a number of “friends in my head”. An assortment of celebrities that I believe have the potential to be BFFL’s, best friends for life. After seeing Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard turn their trip to Africa into the most perfect interpretation of the Toto classic, these two have just made the top of the list.
Disruption is the definitive component to meteoric success. Before Uber, Netflix and Apple became vernacular, they were subversive brands out to revolutionize an industry. The enviable knack to successful challenge the status quo continues to spurn innovation.
The intricate natural art of flora has long inspired by jewelry designers. OG (original game-changer) René Lalique transformed the jewelry industry when he used glass, enamel and semi-precious stones to craft his floral-inspired designs. Designer Susan McLeary takes that concept in an unexpected direction with a collection of living floral jewelry. Custom bouquets of plants and flowers literally bloom from cuffs, necklaces, and rings.
Although it may not my favorite awards show of the year, that accolade goes to the Golden Globes, where the best of TV & movie stars combined with ever-flowing champagne creates a very fun evening, there is something special about the Oscars. Like your own industry’s various awards, the Oscars are an opportunity for old friends and colleagues to reunite, to preen and peacock, and to comment on how much you have changed since you have last seen each other. The difference between your industry award presentation and the Oscars is that millions of people are watching the Oscars, dissecting the winners and losers along with their outfit of choice. And despite the recent scrutiny for its racial imbalances, it is still a spectacle unlike any other. And I, like many others, cannot wait to watch this Sunday.
Occasionally, or rather frequently, those in Hollywood take themselves way too seriously. It is an affliction that is especially strong on the night of the Oscars. Thanks to The Independent, an “honest”, and amusing, review of this season’s cinematic contenders.