Morning Buzz! Hailey Baldwin Chops Off Her Long Locks to Give Us Major Fall Inspo + More
From a fresh fall lob to more evidence of Britney being back, check out six of today’s top news items below.
1. She may be known for flowing long blonde waves, but Hailey Baldwin isn’t afraid of a little change. In a pair of new Instagram posts, the model debuted her fresh new lob, just in time for those back-to-school vibes that are always in the air this time of year whether you’re a student or not.
— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) August 24, 2016
2. Here’s how you can help the victims of the devastating Italy earthquake. A 6.2 magnitude quake hit central Italy last night, with a death toll as high as 45 at this time. First responders and civilians are currently prioritizing those who are alive and need to be rescued, and if you would like to donate to Red Cross recovery efforts, you can do so here.
3. Bella Thorne came out as bisexual in a very NBD way via Twitter. Bella and her ex-bf Gregg Sulkin split amicably just a few weeks ago, and a Snapchat this past weekend that showed Bella kissing another woman had her fans questioning whether or not she also dated women. In a Twitter Q&A last night, a fan asked “Are you bisexual?” to which Bella very candidly replied with a simple “Yes.” She later tweeted “Aww thank you for all the accepting tweets from everyone. I love you guys.”
4. If this teaser is any indication, Britney Spears’ Carpool Karaoke is going to be epic. In the clip, Brit and James slay the classic hit “Toxic,” and also have a lovely chat about her kids. We can’t wait for this one.
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Finally my big head is used for more than just a place to hang my hat.😉 The joys of being home w/ my ohana and playin' one of our fav games - slap daddy's head 'til I can see his big scary face. Song playing in the background is "O Tiare" (Justin Young). A song I started singing to her every day since she was one week old. Samoan lyrics are beautiful, "Ia alofa le Atua, ma tausi ia te 'oe..." which translates to "may God take loving care of you". When Jasmine learns to talk, I'm sure she'll ask me to please stop singing😂. I must now go do something very manly and bad ass to counterbalance this post. #Ohana #Aiga #Grateful #SlapDaddysHeadCauseItsABigToy
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5. If this video of The Rock playing with his wee infant daughter doesn’t make you melt, you might not be human. “Finally my big head is used for more than just a place to hang my hat,” The Rock wrote on his Instagram caption. “The joys of being home w/ my Ohana and playin’ one of our fav games — slap daddy’s head ’til I can see his big scary face.”
6. Quote of the day: “Do, or do not, there is no try.” Let Yoda’s wise words guide you on this #WisdomWednesday.
What words of wisdom are getting you through this #WisdomWednesday Hump Day? Let us know over @BritandCo.
(Featured photo via @haileybaldwin)
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)