Month: March 2017

Shadow Spotlight: Coco Chanel

March 13 / 17 Hello! Change of plans for Shadow Spotlight. In honor of Women’s History Month, the spotlight falls on Coco Chanel. The women before us have carved a path in many areas and Chanel carved her path in fashion. She made history in fashion. Chanel continues to this day to inspire what fashion is. Found a short documentary and a two-part 1969 interview with the woman herself. I hope it will give a glimpse of who Coco was as a fashion designer and a woman who wasn’t afraid to put her own stamp in the world.             The interview is in French. All you have to do is click on the cc button on the lower right-hand corner. Then click settings, go to auto-translate, click English and there you go.                                                 featured image: Philippine Tatler, Pinterest, cbys.tk, & The Red List Advertisements

Cool: Films in View

March 12 / 17 Good Evening! The weekends are the best right? Especially when you go to a movie you want to see. Saturday, I went to see Kong: Skull Island and I wasn’t disappointed. Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, and Alien Covenant round out the cool films out there so far….         A review for Kong: Skull Island will be up tomorrow. I can’t wait to let you guys know what I think about the film. Enjoy the rest of your wonderful Sunday, be blessed!                                                                   featured image: Nerdist

Wednz Scene: Photo Contests

March 8 / 17 Hello again. One more thing to pass along to you. If you love photography and have a great eye for it, these contests may be just the thing to get you started. Take a look at these and see what you think. cred: artshow.com Water – Group Photography Exhibition The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, April 28 – May 12, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. Open to all photographers in the USA and all photographic media. We sustain ourselves through its consumption, and frolic in bodies of it. We gaze at the vastness of oceans’ expanse. Water is crucial in our world; from the rain nourishing our land, to the water we use every day in our homes. We celebrate H2o in all its uses and forms. This exhibition aims to represent varied takes on how this most powerful element is used and appreciated in our lives. All interpretations and styles are welcomed, from the literal to the sublime to …

Wednz Scene: Paris Fashion Week 2017 Recap

March 8 / 17 Afternoon everyone! I’ve been so busy, but I’ve been keeping my eye on Fashion Week. Today is the last day for Paris Fashion Week. New York, London, Milan….they go by so quick! Here is a recap of Paris.               Loved the Fenty x Puma show didn’t you? Great Job RiRi! If you want to see more, just go to fashionweekonline.com/paris.                                                 featured images: youtube & Top Wallpapers

New Music March 2017

March 6 / 17 Hey and Good Morning! Yes, it’s that time again for new music releases this month in March. Just a short amount of new music for this month, but remember, these dates could change. cred: metacrtic 10 MARCH 2017 Amelia Curran Watershed Bush Black And White Rainbows Cameron Avery Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams [Tame Impala’s touring bassist] Can’t Swim Fail You Again Circa Waves Different Creatures Damaged Bug Bunker Funk Flagship The Electric Man Greg Graffin Millport [Solo debut for Bad Religion frontman] Hurray for the Riff Raff The Navigator Jacques Greene Feel Infinite [Digital release] Jim O’Rourke and Kassel Jaeger Wakes On Cerulean Laura Marling Semper Femina Nathan Fake Providence Shobaleader One/Squarepusher Elektrac sir Was Digging A Tunnel Tennis Yours Conditionally The Shins Heartworms 17 MARCH 2017 Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis Cocker Room 29 Conor Oberst Salutations Depeche Mode Spirit Paul Schaffer And The World’s Most Dangerous Band Paul Schaffer And The World’s Most Dangerous Band Pulled Apart by Horses The Haze Real Estate In Mind Rick Ross Rather You Than …

Music Festivals March 2017 Pt. 1

March 4 / 17 Morning again….a whole lotta music festivals this month. I mean a lot….ok, just kidding, but there are many to choose from, though. Hopefully in your area. cred: music festival wizard Okeechobee Music Festival 2017 / Okeechobee, FL / March 2-5, 2017    McDowell Mountain Festival 2017 / Phoenix, AZ /March 3-5, 2017   CRSSD Festival Spring 2017 / San Diego, CA / March 4-5, 2017   BUKU Music and Art Project 2017 / New Orleans, LA / March 10-11, 2017 Savannah Stopover 2017 / Savannah, GA / March 9-11, 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival 2017Tampa, FL / March 11-12, 2017 Pot of Gold Festival 2017 / Tempe, AZ / March 17-18, 2017   South By Southwest (SXSW) 2017 / Austin, TX / March 10-19, 2017 Musink 2017 / Costa Mesa, CA / March 17-19, 2017   Starry Nites Festival 2017 / Santa Barbara, CA / March 18-19, 2017   Beyond Wonderland 2017 / San Bernardino, CA / March 24-25, 2017 Big Ears 2017 / Knoxville, TN / March 23-26, 2017     Get all the info you need by clicking on the links in green. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, be blessed.                         …

Wkend Scene: 2017 Southampton Writers Conference & A Writing Contest

March 4 / 17 Good Morning creative peeps! Two things in the literature department to share with you. The first is the Southampton Writers Conference…..   SOUTHAMPTON WRITERS CONFERENCE  July 12 – 13, 2017 Melissa Bank / Billy Collins / Natalie Diaz / Roxane Gay / Adam Gopnik Ursula Hegi / Matthew Klam / Patricia Marx / Patricia McCormick Sharon Olds / Roxana Robinson / Roger Rosenblatt / Frederic Tuten Emma Walton-Hamilton / Meg Wolitzer / Maryrose Wood MASTER CLASS  ♣  WORKSHOPS  ♣  RESIDENCY  stonybrook.edu/writers  BE DISCOVERED!  Submit to the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry One winner in each genre will win $2,000 and publication in Ploughshares Submissions open March 1, 2017 – May 15, 2017 Visit http://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest Ploughshares @ Emerson College  featured image: hdwallpaperbackgrounds.net

Wednz Scene: Online Contests & Exhibitions

March 1 / 17 Hi again….found some online contests and other great opportunities to pass along. Read on…. cred: art show International Call for Artists “Human Nature” Call for entry Colors of Humanity Art Gallery seeks entries for an online art exhibition, April 1-30, 2017. Cash prizes will be given. Juror: Janelle Cogan. This show is all about the human figure and portrait as well as referring to the distinguishing characteristics of humans – including ways of thinking, feeling and acting – which humans tend to have naturally, independently of the influence of culture. We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Your Safe Haven, a nonprofit agency, located in Bedford County, PA, that serves victims of all serious crimes and their families. All artists 18 and over may enter 2D works in all types of media. $20 for 1 or 2 pieces (You may enter more than once). Deadline: March 15, 2017. More info. Contact: email   “Open” Quarterly Online Art Competition Fusion Art invites submissions for its 2nd …