A Mini Spice Girls Reunion Happened Last Night and It Was Everything
While everyone else seemed to be glued to the trainwreck that was Mariah Carey’s NYE performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (including, apparently, Jennifer Lopez, who may have thrown some shade her way), a Spice Girls mini-reunion of epic proportions was happening right under our noses.
Rather than the one that was teased to us for the whole of 2016, however (including one Miss Geri Halliwell-Hornerl, Mel B. and Emma Bunton), this one consisted of the very two members of the group that had declined to join — Mel C., who says she was bullied by the group back in the day, and Victoria Beckham.
Both ladies were on hand in the Maldives, and Victoria showed up to her former bandmate’s gig, dancing along to Mel’s cover of Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” with her family.
She wasn’t an audience member for long, however, as Mel called her onstage to sing one of their biggest former hits, “2 Become 1.” Lucky for us, the moment was captured by fans, as can be seen below.
Oh. Em. GEE! That is everything we could’ve asked for and more. Mel seems to concur, posting this shot of her and Victoria to her page and writing, “Candle light and soul forever. A wonderful start to 2017. XXX.”
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Look at how cute they are together!
We hope our 2017 is filled with more of where this came from, ladies — you just made our year!
Are you super stoked to see these two on stage together? Tell us over @BritandCo.
(h/t E!, photos via Rino Petrosino/Mondodori Portfolio/ Dave M. Benett + Niki Nikolova/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)