Taylor Swift’s Squad Comes to Her Rescue in Kim Kardashian Drama
Whether you believe Taylor got caught in a full-out lie about pretending she knew nothing about Kanye West’s “Famous” lyrics or if it’s true that she was shocked and offended by the song’s final version, one thing is for sure: Taylor is somewhere having a total case of the Mondays. Luckily — and not for the first time — she’s got her squad by her side, with Selena Gomez, Chloë Grace Moretz and Martha Hunt all publicly having her back in the Snapgate fallout.
Everyone in this industry needs to get their heads out of a hole and look around to realize what's ACTUALLY happening in the REAL world
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 18, 2016
Take interest in the real problems going on. Spread love. ❤️
— Martha Hunt (@MarthaHunt) July 18, 2016
The tone of the messages is remarkably cohesive —they’re all pointing out the escapist distraction aspect of this news, urging Kim to use her voice for more important matters and for their own followers to pay attention to the real issues. Could there have been some coordination for these messages? Some people think so.
Live update from Taylor Swift's whatsapp group. pic.twitter.com/Drh7CbucxX
— grey worm (@dean_bronson) July 18, 2016
Ruby Rose has penned a lengthy (and well-timed) update about not engaging with online hate, though she claims it reflects her own experiences and process and has nothing at all to do with Taylor’s current situation.
The Internet/social media has endless possibilities, positive possibilities but more often than not its a sad place. pic.twitter.com/eQzNvR2rSy
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) July 18, 2016
There hasn’t been much from the rest of Taylor’s squad, including Lena Dunham, who has been quick to come to Taylor’s defense in the face of Kanye’s actions before. Zendaya, meanwhile, who was in Taylor’s “Bad Blood” video, quickly distanced herself from Tay and was seen retweeting tweets in support of Kim, but quickly un-liked them. The Internet, however, is forever.
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) July 18, 2016
Do you think more of Taylor’s squad needs to speak out? Let us know @BritandCo.
(Featured photo via @taylorswift)
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)