The native Kenyan actress has been lighting up the red carpet lately with her bold style. Not to mention all the critical acclaim she’s received from her role in the Steve McQueen directed film 12 Years a Slave, for which she’s garnered a Best Supporting Actress nod for the Golden Globes, SAGs (she won), and the upcoming Oscars. Nyong’o has been topping all the best dressed lists with her colorful ensembles that contrast so beautifully with her chocolatey skin. Here’s a few of her more recent looks on the red carpet, and one of the reasons why I’m rooting for her at the Oscars to beat Jennifer Lawrence. Can’t wait to see what she dons on her big night at the Academy Awards next month.
One of my favorite Disney songs, “once upon a dream” from Sleeping Beauty has been beautifully redone by one of my favorite silky songstresses, Lana Del Rey for the upcoming movie Malificent. Check it out.
It’s been three years since Miley Cyrus’ last studio album, and in less than one week her much anticipated album Bangerz will be released. I personally, have always liked Miley Cyrus. Yeah she’s a shit actor, and I think she’s realized that which is why she’s sticking to her music from now on, but you have to admit she is entertaining, and really fascinating to watch as she continues to push boundaries. She’s worked hard to break out of her cutesy Disney Hannah Montana image. I mean, who would wanna be remembered as the lispy, wig-wearing, forever awkward, glitter-emblazed 14 year old for the rest of their life anyway? Yeah me neither… So yeah she sort of sprung out of nowhere with her slutty phase, and onto her button-pushing, controversial outfits and performances. But she’s got some talent, on Bangerz Cyrus shows she’s got some range. Most of the songs like Wrecking Ball, Drive, and FU, (to name a few) are pretty obviously a hit at her now ex-fiance, little Thor. But the album is addictive to say the least, with its catchy beats and cameos like Britney Spears in one of my favorite tracks SMS (bangerz). It is very rare that I find an album where I like pretty much every song. The last couple albums that did it for me were Korn’s See You on the Other Side in 2005. and DIe Antwoord’s Ten$ion in 2012. So I’m happy to say Bangerz gets a 4 out 4 for me.
Check it out yourself, stream the whole album for free on Itunes by clicking here.
So today I decided to tag along with my sister to see Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. It’s based on the Hollywood burglaries from a few years ago so I was like why not. But I cannot say how terrible this movie was enough. First off, it has the worst acting I have ever seen. Emma Watson has proved she cannot play anything else other than a stuffy British twat. All she did was prance around with shitty extensions, speak in a vapid tone, and bounce her head incessantly. The entire movie was made up of in-cohesive, plotless shots of girls taking pictures of themselves, doing coke, and singing along to songs in the car. I was ready to walk out within the first ten minutes. This movie was absolutely horrendous and gave me a painful migraine, which I have to now suffer through as a souvenir of a wasted ninety minutes. Don’t go see it.
I have been in California the past week, mainly to enjoy the company of my boyfriend and my friends and bask in some sunshine. Unfortunately it seems as though I have brought the dreary Portland weather with me here because there has not been enough 80 degree weather here in the Bay Area, just foggy, windy, and only partially sunny days. However, I refuse to wear pants so that I can get take advantage of any sun that touches me as I frolic around outside. Now I have an awkward shorts tan. Anyway, the main event of my visit was to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday, so last week we dressed up all classy and hot and went to a lovely dinner with his family to the famed Buckeye Roadhouse. It was a lovely night filled with luscious rare steaks and mouth-watering risotto. Here’s a look at our dinner and some of our other culinary achievements from the past week…Try not to drool.
So I visited the “acclaimed” Laurelhurst Market restaurant a couple weeks ago with my sister, because my mother and her could not stop raving about how amazing their mac n cheese is. And being such a MnC enthusiast I finally caved in and went. I ordered the Steak Frites and a side order of their mac n cheese crusted with Tom’s potato chips. I was excited when the food came, I’m not a huge steak person but Laurelhurst’s menu is extremely limited to fairly boring steaks, I was more excited to taste the mac n cheese. As soon as I dug in my first thought was, what the fuck is with this gravy all over my steak? I felt like I was eating at a diner in the midwest with my super rare steak slathered in this unappetizing brown goo-like substance. The mac n cheese was extremely disappointing. As soon as I took a bite I asked myself, what exactly is good about this? It was not cheesy at all, very burnt on the top, and oddly oily. My mac n cheese kicks the shit out of this, well, shit. I do not recommend Laurelhurst Market unless you are a hipster who enjoys eating over priced mediocre food and receiving their cheque on a slab of wood…You can do better PDX.