Morning Buzz! Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian Split + More
From more trouble for Rob and Chyna to a mini Destiny’s Child reunion, check out six of today’s top news items below!
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian have ended their engagement (again),People. A source claims that they actually broke up a while ago and wedding plans are officially off. Rob and Chyna have never exactly had a peaceful relationship, and their spat at Christmas was their most dramatic to date, with Rob sharing emotional videos and pictures claiming Chyna took their daughter, Dream, and moved out of their house. The two had since been reunited and were trying to work through it. (Photo via Greg Doherty/Getty)
Emma Watson admits it was a hard decision to star inbecause of its Stockholm Syndrome accusations.Beauty and the Beast is a Disney classic, no doubt, but it has also been plagued by readings claiming that Belle is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, meaning she has become sympathetic to and even falls in love with her captor. But Emma claims that Belle’s refusal to agree with the Beast and her fierce independence prove otherwise. “I also think there is a very intentional switch where, in my mind, Belle decides to stay,” Emma, a proud feminist, tells EW. “She’s giving him hell… there’s this defiance that ‘You think I’m going to come and eat dinner with you and I’m your prisoner — absolutely not.'” This just makes us want to see the remake even more. (Photo via Rabbani and Solimene/Getty)
— Beyoncé Aus 🤰🏽 (@BeyonceAUS) February 16, 2017
Just take our money, already: There’s a Lisa Frank cosmetics KickstarterLisa Frank has teamed up with makeup brand Glamour Dolls and beauty vlogger Kandee Johnson to make a (vegan and cruelty-free, natch) makeup line consisting of a lip balm, highlighter, eyeliner and more. They’ve already created an angled blush brush that features their signature pink-and-rainbow unicorns, and in just a day are already just a few thousand dollars away from the $30,000 goal. So what are we waiting for? Let’s make this happen! (Image via Kickstarter)
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)