Thursday, 27 July 2017

Gisele Bundchen by Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue Paris August 2017

#TBT: The Style Evolution of Queen Latifah
The nineties birthed hip-hop legends, and this week’s throwback is counted among the bunch.  She may no longer spit a dope rhyme on wax, but when you’re a queen, you tend to have a lot on your plate.

Sarah-Jane Crawford’s Emporio Armani YOU Fragrance Launch $204 Missguided Peace + Love Silver Mirror Embellished Mini Dress

Sarah-Jane Crawford sparkled at the Emporio Armani YOU Fragrance Launch, glimmering in a $204 Missguided Peace + Love Silver Mirror Embellished Mini Dress:

Under $100: Backpacks
The backpack is that ultimate summer vacay bag that can carry you from beachside to street side but can also deliver you straight into fall for all your back-to-school needs.
Top handle backpacks are exploding in a plethora of styles this season, from playful embroidered florals and metallics to the sleek mini-leather tote versions for your more sophisticated styling needs.
I gathered up the prettiest packs out there, and all for under $100, so that you can find your perfect fit.

DTT by L Green’s Beaded Gemstone Bracelets

Feast your eyes on DTT by L Green’s Beaded Gemstone Bracelets!

How to Get Rihanna's Bob Without Cutting Your Hair
Behind every BadGal is an equally creative and talented glam squad.
The queen of 2017 Met Gala, street-style killa, designer, award-winning singer, philanthropist and actress known as Rihanna has relied on her trusted hairstylist Yusef Williams for years. He travels with her on world tours and creates most of her epic red carpet looks. One of his favorite hair inventions: the faux bob.
The beauty pro calls the temporary short hair look one of the best tricks he created during Paris Fashion Week. "The wonderful thing about doing faux looks is that you don't have to commit," he told E! News.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

#WCW: Sanaa Lathan making her debut in the blockbuster hit The Best Man, and shooting her way into our hearts after appearing in urban romance classic, Love & Basketball, this week’s beauty crush has been on Hollywood’s radar ever since.  Award-winning actress Sanaa Lathan has racked up accolades with a résumé boasting everything from television to theater to film and even animation, showing her comedic side by voicing Donna Tubbs on The Cleveland Show.  Though she’s a busy one, the 45 year old always allots time to get glammed up for the red carpet, always emitting a youthful effervescence about her.

Lola Kirke’s Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Opening Night Gala $3,200 Andrew Gn Black and White Polka DotMock-Neck Blouson-Sleeve Gown
Lola Kirke went bold at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Opening Night Gala, slipping on a $3,200 Andrew Gn Black and White Polka DotMock-Neck Blouson-Sleeve Gown:

The design was shown with long, tassel earrings on the runway. It features long, blouson sleeves, keyhole detailing, a mock neck, allover contrast white dots, princess seams, a slight trumpet silhouette, and a short back train.

DJ Khaled’s ‘Wild Thoughts’ Goes Platinum

Bryson Tiller, Rihanna, and DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled has another plaque to be Grateful for. The super-producer’s single “Wild Thoughts” has been certified platinum.

Khloe Kardashian's Hairstylist Reveals Why You Should Go "Bronde"

There's a new hair trend in Hollywood, and Khloe Kardashian has marked it her own.
Since Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered in 2007 (yes, you've been watching the show for an actual decade), Koko has back and forth between blonde and brunette hair. She's been blonde for awhile, so we've been on watch for her next switch up. Instead of going back to dark brown, the beauty star decided to stop right in the middle, giving life to a new word: bronde.

How to Enlist in the Balmain Army—Without Being Kim Kardashian or Rihanna

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What does it take to join the Balmain Army? Turns out, it has very little to do with your clothes.
Last Sunday, Balmain's first-ever LA flagship opened its Melrose Place doors, and high-end shopaholics went absolutely nuts...for good reason. In celebration of this, sources sat down with the brand's creative director, Olivier Rousteing, to chat his famous muses, his love for the city and, of course, what it would take for us to join the ranks of his celeb besties (like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian) as part of the Balmain Army.

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay Entire Gym Outfit Is Only $42

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Rachel Lindsay's entire gym outfit is on sale for $42. (Yes, really.)
The Bachelorette's matched her bottoms to her top in this 2(X)IST sports bra and leggings set (originally $36 and $48, now $18 and $24) while out for a late-night workout in Dallas, her hometown.
Not only did Rachel get all matchy-matchy with her attire, but she also paired the look with complimenting purple sneakers (well played).
Has anyone ever looked better after a good ole sweat sesh? Debatable.

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes With Drugstore Products

ESC: E!ssentials
Happy Drugstore Beauty Week! In honor of the occasion, we've solved a very common problem with less than $5.
The problem: dirty makeup brushes. Be honest, how often do you clean your tools? Between the time it takes to wash and dry makeup brushes (at least half a day), most of us try to go as long as possible without having to clean them.

Drugstore Highlighters Celebs Can't Live Without

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If you're looking for highlighters that will give you the ultimate glow without breaking the bank, you've come to the right place.

This Beauty Hack Gives Drugstore Mascara a Major Boost

Mascara brushes, primers, curlers, falsies—when it comes to lashes, we've tried just about everything.
Longer, fuller lashes enhance your eyes as well as add a dash of drama to any good beauty look.

Leaf Jewelry Is a Thing—19 Beautiful Accessories That Prove It

Branded: Leaf Jewelry
Fact: It never hurts to take a hint from Mother Nature.
This is especially true when that cue comes in the form of new jewelry for you. ICYMI, adorning your limbs in dainty earth-inspired details is the more sophisticated way to wear your jewelry these days.

Rihanna Meets French President Emmanuel Macron to Discuss Education

Rihanna and Brigitte Macron
Rihanna continued her role as a global humanitarian, meeting France’s President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron in Paris on behalf of her Clara Lionel Foundation.

Top 5 Reasons We LOVED Girls Trip!
Girls Trip is the GGGF movie of the summer! With its stellar cast, engaging storyline, and hilarious dialogue, it is sure to become a cult classic in no time! I’ve listed five of our most memorable moments from the must-see flick.

This Is 48: JLo’s Beauty Regimen Revealed! 48 has never looked better. With that glowing (poreless) skin, breathtaking bod, and luscious locks, JLo has reached unearthly aspirational results when it comes to maintaining youthful looks, so i went on a hunt to get the details to her age-defying beauty regimen.  Here’s what JLo recommends for slaying it at 48 and beyond!

Nicole Scherzinger’s Capri $266 Melissa Odabash White Zuma Mesh One-Piece
Nicole Scherzinger had some fun in the same in one of my favorite places in the world—Capri! For a dip in the pool, she sported a $266 Melissa Odabash White Zuma Mesh One-Piece:

Who Wore It Better: Lady Gaga vs Cardi B In Versace’s Spring 2017 Multicolor Paneled Jumpsuit
Cardi B rocked the ‘Gram in a curve accenting Versace Spring 2017 Multicolor Paneled Jumpsuit, previously worn by Lady Gaga at Super Bowl LI in February.

While Lady Gaga enlivened the look with a statement Moschino leather football shaped handbag, black block heeled sandals paired with a long matching windbreaker, Cardi kept the styling simple, opting for a pair of Hanifa Zoila bronze sandals.

Jourdan Dunn by Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Arabia July/August 2017

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Yvonne Orji by Andrew Michael Casey for The Cut

Hush Boutique’s Suki Kimono Duster
Fall in love with Hush Boutique’s $44 Suki Kimono Duster.

Not Your Grandmother’s Gingham
While gingham may feel like an antiquated pattern of yesteryear, it’s actually one of the most fashion-forward motifs this summer. To avoid looking dowdy or, even worse, like a picnic table in this old school pattern,stick to carefully cut, stylish silhouettes that give it a 2017 upgrade.
Here are my favorites:

You're Doing It Wrong: Tweezing Your Eyebrows

ESC: Kim Kardashian
Hold up, wait. Slowly step away from the tweezers.
When you're obsessed with your eyebrows, it's hard not to be tempted by a stray hair under your arch or between your brows. BUT, Anastasia Soare, the brains behind Anastasia Beverly Hills and beauty behind Kim Kardashian's next-level eyebrows, is saying hard pass to shaping your brows with this tool.

19 Next-Level Platform Sneakers That Don't Feel Basic

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It's news to no one that sneakers are having a moment.
Not only are celebs wearing them on their days off, everyone else seems to be wearing them IRL, too. But how many times can you really wear the same white sneaker before it starts making every outfit feel basic?
But basic you are not, and thanks to the platform sneaker (a.k.a. your new everyday footwear), you never have to feel basic again. Yes, the lifted shoe has a slightly throwback vibe, but luckily the '90s are also having a moment.

Lala Anthony by Tyler Joe for

Michael Kors To Buy Jimmy Choo in $1.2 Billion Deal
As retail sales continue to plummet, brands are acquiring other brands. Michael Kors is the latest to join in on the trend, buying up Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.

Gabi Fresh and Nicolette Mason Launch Plus Sized Brand Premme US (Site Crashes on First Day)
You gotta love enterprising women who see an unmet demand in the market place and jump to supply!
Cue Gabi Fresh and Nicolette Mason, two plus sized blogging powerhouses who launched their brand, Premme Us, today:

Issa Rae by Ruben Chamorro for Cosmopolitan

Monday, 24 July 2017

Drew Barrymore's Beauty Closet Is Ridiculously Amazing
"When it comes to eyelash curlers, I've tried 'em all."
There are some people that just love beauty products (*looks in the mirror). And, if there was a bulletin board for the beauty obsessed, you may find a sign that reads, "Attn: Drew Barrymore's Instagram is lit!" this week. It's true. The self-described "true blue beauty junkie" spent the entire week sharing her beauty favorites, and it was very revealing.

Taraji P. Henson Swears by This Face Cleansing Bar

ESC: Must Do Monday, Taraji P. Henson

Even with the most amazing makeup products, you cannot fake radiant skin.
For red carpet regulars like Taraji P. Henson, skin care is everything. And, the 46-year-old star has clearly mastered her routines, appearing near-flawless on a consistent basis. Her go-to makeup looks are never overdone, monochromatic mostly, allowing her skin to speak for itself.

This Drugstore Lipstick Beauty Hack Works Wonders
When it comes to lips, bold is better.
If you're already daring enough to go for a bright color, then you clearly want it to have a punch. Fuchsia, orange, hot pink, blue, purple—there are so many hues of lipstick, yet a perfect pout is less about the actual color and more about its luminosity. If you want to truly pop, like Winnie Harlow and Lineisy Montero, add one step to your lipstick routine.

La La Anthony Opens Up About Her Workout Routine's ''Therapeutic'' Impact*&crop=300:300;left,top
There's no denying it: La La Anthony is in the best shape of her life.
The Power star hasn't shied away from showcasing her gym-toned physique on Instagram as of late, and why should see? La La's put the work in! E! News caught up with the stunning celeb as she fit in a workout with Kirk Myers, founder and CEO of New York City-based gym The Dogpound, where she opened up about transforming herself from the inside out.

Best Drugstore Beauty Products

ESC: Drugstore Beauty, Chrissy Teigen
If you're truly a beauty junkie, then you know that quality doesn't always correlate to price.
You can find some of the best beauty products in the aisles of your local Target or Walgreen's.

Edgy, Uber Mini Skirts
Celebrities love showing off a little leg here and there, but the chicest way to approach that concept is to pull out that early ‘2000s era mini skirt. Yep, it’s back like it never left, but for the Summer of 2017 it’s getting edgier by the day.
Behold a few fabulous examples, as modeled by some of our favorite ‘it’ girls:

Prada’s Abstract Top Handle Velvet Bag

This chic product comes courtesy of the classic luxury brand Prada. Get your Splurge on with their latest edition of the Abstract Top Handle Velvet Bag.

Cassie’s Instagram Nazanin Mandi X Chynna Dolls Black High Cut Adjustable Strap One Piece Swimsuit
When it comes to an effortless ‘slay’, Cassie hold uber professional status. The beauty vacationed in Italy and posed for the Gram clad in a $70 Nazanin Mandi X Chynna Dolls Black High Cut Adjustable Strap One Piece Swimsuit, topped off by a chic lid:

Eva Longoria’s Ibiza $300 Marysia Blush Broadway Scalloped Triangle Top and Bottoms
Eva Longoria was pretty in pink on the beach in Ibiza, flaunting her curves in a $300 Marysia Blush Broadway Scalloped Triangle Top and Bottoms:

Lupita Nyong’s Black Panther Panel 2017 Comic-Con International Elie Saab Resort 2018 Palm Print Jumpsuit
Lupita Nyong’o went bold at the Black Panther Panel 2017 Comic-Con International, vibrant in an Elie Saab Resort 2018 Palm Print Jumpsuit:

Issa Rae’s Bravo Watch What Happens Live Muehleder Now or Never White Cut Out Strappy Button Detail Ruffle Top and Matching Midi Skirt 
Issa Rae appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live to promote the Season 2 of HBO’s Insecure wearing a $225 Muehleder Now or Never White Cut Out Button Strappy Detail Ruffle Top and $195 Matching Midi Skirt:

Cardi B’s New York City Christian Louboutin Pink Ultra Rose Douce Du Desert Ankle Bow Satin Pumps 
Cardi B is not here to play games when it comes to the fashion glow up! The Bodak Yellow rapstress took meetings at Vogue and W Magazine in New York City, outfitted in a Victoria Hayes Collection magenta top and side slit skirt, paired with $895 Christian Louboutin Pink Ultra Rose Douce Du Desert Ankle Bow Satin Pumps:

Emeraude Toubia’s Shadowhunters Panel 2017 Comic-Con International $160 Cinq à Sept Red Cairen Dress
Emeraude Toubia was the lady in red at the Shadowhunters Panel at 2017 Comic-Con International, slipping on a $160 Cinq à Sept Red Cairen Dress:

Chantel Jeffries’s Miami Beach $205 Beach Bunny Stripe Renegade Wrap Bikini
It was all about stripes for Chantel Jeffries as she had some fun in the sun on Miami Beach, clad in a $205 Beach Bunny Stripe Renegade Wrap Bikini:

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Game of Thrones Is Making Some Serious New Alliances

Game of Thrones
I thought we'd be thrilled when everyone finally came together on Game of Thrones, but at this point we're just feeling anxious.

‘Power’ Recap: Ghost Gets Good News, But With Bad News A Step Behind

Power Cast Photo
Source: Starz / Starz
So much drama, not enough time in one episode of Power! Tonight’s episode was intense! Y’all know Angela is feeling stupid because she saw Sandoval planting the gun in the surveillance footage, so now the question is, what is she going to do about it?

Diddy Calls JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ ‘Album of the Year’

Diddy and JAY-Z
What’s better than one billionaire? Two. Diddy celebrated his fellow Hip-Hop Cash King JAY-Z during the latest episode of Apple Music’s OVO SOUND Radio, which aired on Saturday (July 22).
As a special guest on Drake’s Beats 1 program, Puff Daddy paid homage to Hov and his new album, 4:44, calling it Jigga’s best ever and music’s album of the year.

Adut Akech by Jack Grayson for i-D

Life’s 5 Seasons
One of my favorite hotels around the world is the Four Seasons. They have a beautiful logo that reflects the conventional winter, spring, summer, and fall seasons in a simple, symbolic manner. I remember relaxing in my room on one occasion, reflecting on just how far both my husband I have come. It had been quite a long time in the making but it seemed that finally, the winds of joy, peace, and prosperity were blowing in our direction.

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Good Day New York Sophie Theallet Spring 2017 Rust Criss-Cross Panelled Midi Dress 
Jada Pinkett-Smith took to Good Day New York to promote her new movie, Girls Trip, wearing a $2,325 Sophie Theallet Spring 2017 Rust/Salmon Criss-Cross Panelled Midi Dress: