This whole world is falling apart.
We told you how Kermit and Miss Piggy split up back in August. Well, it's been one whole month and Kermit already has a Kardashain-looking jezebel at his side. His new girlfriend is named "Denise." And we're all like, GIANT EYE ROLL....
Hey, remember that time the Deal Divas all collectively grasped our chests and flopped to the ground and the SOME OF US, NOT NAMING NAMES, might have maybe ordered 11 pairs of shoes at one time because Chico's was practically giving them away for $10 a pair?
08/26/15 Visual Arts
When did Tampa Bay become a mini Wynwood?
Mural fans know that's the arts district of Miami, home to tens of thousands of square feet of public murals that have given new life to dreary warehouses. But you don't have to drive south to see public works of "wow" anymore.
Murals have been a big deal in St. Petersburg for several years, popping up on our own warehouses and shops (you need only stroll behind the buildings on the 600 block of Central Avenue to sample the smorgasbord). But the upcoming SHINE Mural Festival, which art critic Lennie Bennett explores this week, tests the city's appetite for murals at new levels. As artists roll in from around the country, spectators will have a chance to slow down and watch the creation of art that's literally bigger than all of us....
Do you recognize the people in this photo?
Neither does anyone. These actors hoping to hang onto their SAG cards one more week are portraying the venerable Tanner family on Saturday's The Unauthorized Full House Story on Lifetime. Seeing as how Full House was the primary entertainment source of my formative years, and that Lifetime movies are the primary entertinment source of my adulting years, I'm dipping into the sports cliches and "ready to get out there and leave it all out on the floor, give it 110 percent, earn those goals I don't deserve."...
Hot off the presses (dresses?), we have information on this year's Tampa Bay Fashion Week.
The headline this year: NO RUNWAY SHOW.
The organizers have decided to swap the traditional runway show of fashions made by local and national designers in favor of trying something new: A designer trunk show at International Plaza. The aim is to get more people actually buying clothes from local designers, not just looking at them....
Holy bananas. It's Monday!
In addition to Mondays being, well, Mondays, they are also one of my busiest work days for a variety of reasons relating to deadlines. It's 6:30 and I'm just sitting down to write this My Outfit Monday post, considering the stale cookie on my desk as a viable dinner, perhaps a little too much.
But I try to find bright spots, and one of them was definitely slipping out to Schakolad Chocolate Factory in downtown St. Pete. DD Katie and friend to Divas, Amy, said something about going out for a frozen banana. Did I want to go? Without asking any questions at all, I agreed....
Are you freezing your face off at work? Are you wearing the downy coat you keep in your desk drawer even though it's pushing 95 outside? Do you need gloves just to open a can of soda?
Blame the patriarchy (my fave pastime)! All around me today I have heard women issuing cries of validation over this New York Times story reporting a study that found many office temperatures are set based on the metabolic rates of men who went before us decades ago. ...
I'm going to make a couple assumptions.
1. You are familiar with a Birkin bag, because as one of our readers, you are interested in fashion, broadly informed and culturally literate.
2. You do not own a Birkin bag, because you are reading Deal Divas. The sleek and elegant Hermès bags named after British singer and style icon Jane Birkin have a loyal celebrity fan base, a waiting list and a price tag that starts at more than $10,000 and can exceed $200,000. LOL WHAT IS EVEN THAT AND WHY....
My first Tardis trip into the world of comic conventions was Orlando's MegaCon a few years back. It was a deep-end "nerd-u-cation."
I wasn't too into con culture, but it seemed like something imperative to cross off a bucket list. As boldly celebrating comic books, video games and all things geek gained steam in the mainstream, more and more folks were donning costumes in sweaty convention center halls to take part. Why not me?...
I fear I've become lazy.
It's a rare morning when I don't reach for a dress, not because I'm doing super fancy things with my life. It's because I can't be bothered to choose two items when I can just reach for one. A dress involves really no thought whatsoever, other than shoes and accessories, which are always kind of a mish-mash afterthought for me ("Sure, purple looks great with green!" and I'm out the door). ...
Maybe some teenagers were out doing cool things, like … I don't know. What did cool kids do? Smoke in the beds of pickup trucks while some mouth-breathing driver did loops at 80 miles per hour?
Who knows? I was too busy locked in my bedroom, listening to the original cast recording of Rent on repeat. Over. And over. And over. Jonathan Larson's musical had no doubt trickled into every high school theater troupe in the 1990s, and my own Countryside High in Clearwater was no exception. All the drama geeks loved it....
It's nice to get things sometimes (for instance, I'd really like a decent pancake griddle because my flapjack game is a laughing-hot mess). But in general, experiences are much more memorable, don't you think?
I encountered that firsthand this year. Making stained glass art never crossed my mind, and actually, it seemed too daunting to ever really try. Still, my mother enjoyed it when she was in her 20s, and as her retirement loomed, she mentioned she'd like to get back into it....
We've heard much about Amazon Prime Day tomorrow, which promises to be bigger than Black Friday. (Amazon promises this, guys, so that's kind of like me promising I will be a bigger pop star than Ariana Grande, JUST BECAUSE I BELIEVE. Take it how you will.) Then we heard Wal-Mart is getting all up in Amazon's grill. ...
So, after all the hype, how is Go Set a Watchman to, you know, read? Times book editor Colette Bancroft is not too impressed.
So, I watched The Strain on FX for the first time last night. The show about vampires created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan is based on a novel trilogy of the same name. And The Strain, I quickly learned, is super gross.
First I was like:
And then I was all:...