Thursday, 31 March 2016

Fashion Deets: Kelly Rowland’s Good Morning America Stella McCartney Orange Arlesa Top, Orange Trousers, and Christian Louboutin Multicolor So Kate Python Pumps

Kelly-Rowland-at-Good-Morning-America-stella-mccartney-christian-louboutinKelly Rowland went bold while making an appearance on Good Morning America, slipping on a $550 Stella McCartney Orange Arlesa Top, Orange Trousers, and $1,395 Christian Louboutin Multicolor So Kate Python Pumps:
Her orange top boasts a round neck, front zip fastening, long sleeves, side slits, and a straight hem.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Tatyana Ali Reveals She's Engaged—and Pregnant
It's quite an exciting time for Tatyana Ali.
E! News can confirm that the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress is not only engaged to her longtime beau, Dr. Vaughn Raspberry, but she's pregnant as well!
The 37-year-old revealed that she and her fiancé are expecting their first child together and are currently in the middle of planning their very special wedding day for later on this summer.
"Planning our wedding has been so exciting, but when we found out we were expecting, our perspective shifted completely," she shared .

The Lust List: Embroidered Bags

em21The new Gucci embroidered bags have every fashionista in a frenzy, trying desperately to score a coveted satchel. While embroidered bags aren’t a new trend per se, spring’s rendition is certainly less boho, more fashion-forward. This colorful statement-making embellishment takes a simple staple handbag and turns it into an eye-catching piece of art, and a plethora of brands are jumping on the trend bandwagon. From bucket to crossbody to a cute clutch, I am lusting over embroidered handbags (at a more affordable price).

Cute Flicks Of The Day: March 31st, 2016

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Fashion Deets: Jasmine Tookes’s Il Pastaio Ports 1961 Black Silk Lace Up Blouse, Don’t Cry Denim Overalls, and Le Silla Lace Up Leopard Booties

Jasmine-Tookes-in-Jeans-at-Il-Pastaio-ports-1961-dont-cry-le-silla-2Jasmine Tookes grabbed a bite to eat at Il Pastaio—looking every bit the supermodel in a Ports 1961 Black Silk Lace Up Blouse, Don’t Cry Denim Overalls, and Le Silla Lace Up Leopard Booties:

Recreate Jasmine’s look for less with the below pitches.

Fashion Deets: Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol Vatanika Flared Leg White Halter Neck Jumpsuit

Jennifer Lopez's American Idol Vatanika Flared Leg White Halter Neck JumpsuitJennifer Lopez’s latest American Idol look? A flared leg halter neck jumpsuit by Vatanika.
Her exact jumpsuit isn’t available on their website, though this black option by the brand has a similar pant silhouette.

Fashion Deets: Gigi Hadid’s New York City’s Trois Mulder Black Turtleneck Dress

Gigi-Hadid-Trois-Mulder-Black-turtleneck-dressGigi Hadid was spotted in New York the other day rocking a $140 Trois Mulder Black Turtleneck Dress:

Fashion Deets: Kerry Washington’s Confirmation Premiere Dolce & Gabbana Poppy Floral Printed Dress

Kerry Washington appeared at the Confirmation Premiere in LA in a $4,155 Dolce & Gabbana Poppy Printed Dress:
She’s a beauty!

Eyelash Extensions vs. Tinting: Which One's for You?

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FYI: There are so many great (and semi-permanent) alternatives to strip lashes.
Everything from having each of your individual lashes extended a.k.a. eyelash extensions—like Kylie Jenner showcased on her IG—to giving your very own lashes a perm a.k.a. eyelash lifting exists.

Fashion Deets: Hadassa D’or’s Blush Pink Bra-let Midi Dress

Hadassador, a 20 year old NYC based designer, displayed her talents on the runway of Underground Artistry’s Fashion, Art and Music Showcase.  Her collection consists beautiful gowns and fun dresses for the summer.  Today’s specials of the Day is a blush pink Bra-let Midi Dress retailing for $90:

Fashion Deets: Fabric Chokers

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There’s been a revival of 90’s-inspired trends over the past few months. Since the grunge-filled presentations at New York Fashion Week (including Alexander Wang and Dries Van Noten), the fascination with this era has caused quite a stir in the style industry. I’ve whipped out my crop tops, Doc Martens and “around the waist” ties… But, the fabric chokers??
So, help me out as i try to decipher whether we’re rocking or knocking this rocker-chic accent.

Tinashe’s MAC Eyeshadow Collaboration Launches This Spring!

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Tinashe is the latest starlet to exclusively collaborate with M.A.C Cosmetics. Known for partnering with mega-watt stars like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey, this time around M.A.C Cosmetics is focused on emerging talents with a new series entitled “Future Forward,” partnering with the next generation of musicians on limited-edition beauty products.

Alecia Morais, Ysaunny Brito, and Cai Lee by Richard Bush for Harper’s Bazaar, Styled by Carine Roitfeld


Video: Rihanna – ‘Kiss It Better’

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Been waitin’ on that sunshine, and now it’s here. After teasing the clip yesterday, Rihanna has finally unleashed the sexy video for her latest ANTI single, “Kiss It Better.”
The black-and-white clip is a seductive visual journey into a confident RiRi’s world. It features provocative scenes of a topless Rihanna and yes, there are many glimpses of her nipple rings too. The Vogue cover girl also crawls and sensually gyrates on the ground, dropping jaws in sheer lingerie and a suit jacket.
In addition to “Kiss It Better,” a video has been shot for the DJ Mustard-produced “Needed Me,” another single off ANTI.
RiRi is currently touring the globe on her “ANTI World Tour,” which is set to continue on April 2 in Newark, New Jersey.
Watch the erotic and daring “Kiss It Better” visual below.

Jay Z Sues Former TIDAL Owners

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Hov is heading to court. Jay Z is suing the former owners of TIDAL, claiming that they presented him with inflated subscription data when he purchased the company last year. Now, Jigga is seeking $15 million from the streaming service’s ex-owner, Aspiro, and its major shareholders, Schibsted Media Group and Verdane Capital.
“It became clear after taking control of TIDAL and conducting our own audit that the total number of subscribers was actually well below the 540,000 reported to us by the prior owners,” TIDAL told USA Today in a statement. “As a result, we have now served legal notice to parties involved in the sale. While we cannot share further comment during active legal proceedings, we’re proud of our success and remain focused on delivering the best experience for artists and fans.”

Lululemon Shaded Beyonce’s Ivy Park Line on Twitter And It’s Comical

The BeyHive is something fierce.
Today, with Beyonce’s massive Ivy Park announcement, tweets were being shot off a mile a minute. One that got its fair share of attention? A missive from Lululemon who responded to Twitter user GoodGuySly’s question “is ivy park supposed to be like lululemon?”

Ashley Graham for Cosmopolitan Mexico April 2016


Fashion Deets: Keyshia Cole’s Instagram Just Enaj ‘Jennifer’ Bodycon Dress and Giuseppe Zanotti Rhinestone Pavé Chain Leather Sandals

Keyshia Cole's Instagram Just Enaj 'Jennifer' Bodycon Dress and Giuseppe Zanotti Rhinestone Pave Chain Leather SandalsKeyshia Cole Hosted “R&B Tuesdays” at Aroma in Atlanta last night, and kept it saucy in a $189 Just Enaj ‘Jennifer’ Bodycon Dress.

10 Lace Lovelies Under $100 You Need Right Now!

It's lacing up in here!
So, to keep the theme going, I thought it’d be awesome to present some of my best lace finds under $100.
Let’s get it!

Fashion Deets: Karrueche Tran’s A Weekend With The Family Los Angeles Premiere Zeena Zaki Golden Off-the-Shoulder Dress with Lace-Up Detailing

Karrueche Tran is busy as a bee!
The stylist/actress attended the premiere for her new film A Weekend with the Family while uplifting a $550 Zeena Zaki Golden Off-the-Shoulder Dress with Lace-up Detailing and Tom Ford sandals.
Karrueche’s bright ensemble boasts a fitted silhouette and a thigh-high slit. Cop your own version here.

Beyoncé + Topshop’s Ivy Park Athleisure Line Will Hit Stores Mid-April and Goes Live

beyonce-topshop-athleisure-9The wait is over! Well, not totally. Images of Beyoncé’s athleisure line with Topshop, Ivy Park, have been released: 200 pieces to spend your coins on.

Beyoncé Covers Elle Magazine’s May 2016 Women in Music Issue Wearing New Athleisure Line, Ivy Park

Beyoncé for Elle USA's May 2016 Women in Music IssueAfter posting Beyonce on their Instagram every hour for 25 hours, Elle Magazine dropped the bomb: The Superstar is on their May 2016 Women in Music issue.
While some speculated that all the Beyonce love pointed to an album release, instead Mrs. Carter graces the cover in a curly coif and a bodysuit from her athleisure line Ivy Park.
See more pieces from Ivy Park, created in collaboration with Topshop, below:

Rumor Mill: What Are ELLE Magazine & Beyoncé Up To?

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Early Wednesday, March 30th, ELLE Magazine uploaded a post to their Instagram account (@elleusa), encouraging users to take “a fresh spin on color-blocking” with Solange. Standard fodder for the fashion magazine, this post was in the same vein as other “editor-approved styling” posts on their social media accounts.

Lineisy Montero by Harley Weir for i-D Magazine Spring 2016

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Fashion Deets: Gigi Hadid’s New York City Neuw Oyster Berlin Jacket and Giuseppe Zanotti White Leather and Mesh Megatron Sneakers

Gigi+Hadid+Gigi+Hadid+Steps+Out+New+York+City-neuw-giuseppe-zanotti-2Gigi Hadid was white hot while out and about in New York City, sporting a $650 Neuw Oyster Berlin Jacket and $629 Giuseppe Zanotti White Leather and Mesh Megatron Sneakers:
Her white leather jacket boasts a zip front closure with sleeve hem zips and gussets.

Fashion Deets: Rihanna’s New York City Spring 2016 Dior White Buckle Detail Pointed Toe Block Heel Ankle Wrap Slingback Pumps

2-rihanna-nyc-Spring 2016 Dior White Buckle Detail Pointed Toe Block Heel Ankle Wrap ShoesRihanna is in New York as part of her #ANTIWorldTour. To wit, the Bajan badgal was seen in SoHo, sporting a pair Spring 2016 Dior White Buckle Detail Pointed Toe Block Heel Ankle Wrap Slingback Pumps:
Her Spring 2016 stunners are full of character with the graphic styling of the pointed toe trimmed with a Dior-engraved buckle contrasts, and soft ribbon that wraps around the ankle.

Fashion Deets: Gloria Govan at the Meet the Blacks Premiere in a Lexi Clothing Navy Crop Top and Calypso Full Skirt Set

Gloria Govan posed it up with new boyfriend Derek Fisher in a crop top and skirt set by Lexi Clothing. Both her crop top and skirt are made out of french navy scuba tech fabric.

Marjorie’s Lavish Looks For Less: Spring Transitions
It’s time to crawl out of the winter parkas once and for all and begin making that delicate fashion transition into the full swing of spring.
Thrown from the deep slumbers of winter hibernation, suddenly we find ourselves out in the world, active, and on the go. But what do we wear in the midst of these ever-changing temperamental temperatures?
In honor of all the sun and unpredictable breezes to come, I gathered up a few of Marjorie’s lavish looks, but for less! Check out these three easy-breezy transitional looks that’ll carry you from the daytime sun into the cool of the evening breeze, looking effortlessly couture from head (yes, hair included) to toe!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Weave All About It: Balmain Has A Hair Couture Line

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This isn’t the first time creative director, Olivier Rousteing has tapped Balmain Hair Couture pieces for his runway. Working closely with Nabil Harlow, Balmain Hair Couture’s lead designer (who handmade the pieces for the Kendall-Gigi Hair-scapade) they produced the 23 inch locs for female models walking in the Autumn/Winter 2016 men’s show as well as the ponytails for the Spring/Summer 2016 women’s show.

Ride The Red Tide, High: Whoopi Goldberg Launches Line Of Marijuana Products To Relieve Menstrual Cramps

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Whoopi Goldberg aims to take the stigma out of medical marijuana treatment by creating a weed company that specializes in alleviating menstrual cramps, Vanity Fair reports.
‘The View’ co-host will partner with acclaimed “canna-businesswoman” Maya Elisabeth for the venture.
“For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get high high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort,” she told the site. “Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work.”

Here's What Happened In the Empire Midseason Premiere

EmpireIt's been FOUR MONTHS since we were left with poor Rhonda sprawled on the floor of her mansion after being shoved down the stairs, so it was a relief to pick up on her face and find out that she lived. What was devastating, though, was later in the episode when i found out that the little Lyon grandchild-to-be didn't make it. Andre was completely gutted, obviously, and Rhonda thought that it was somehow her fault because she didn't have any memory of the incident.
Later, when she realized she was actually pushed, she didn't tell Andre for some strange reason. Listen, we get that there's nothing worse than having to admit something you don't want to, but not telling your husband you were the victim of a violent crime simply because you don't want to validate his religious feelings is the ultimate in marital spite.

Cute Flick Of The Day: March 30th, 2016

Rosario Dawson was perfection in purple while out and about in NYC.
Rosario Dawson was perfection in purple while out and about in NYC.

Fashion Deets: Salma Hayek’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Spring 2016 Gucci Black Cotton Blend Lace Zip Front Ribbed Waist Band Ruffled Trim Dress

Salma-Hayek-spring-2016-Gucci-lace-Dress-zip-front-center-Jimmy-Kimmel-LiveThe stunning Salma Hayek hit up the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in $3,500 Spring 2016 Gucci Black Cotton Blend Lace Zip Front Ribbed Waist Band Ruffled Trim Dress:
She’s such a beauty!

Fashion Deets: Kelly Rowland’s Good Morning America Self Portrait Yellow, Black, And White Ruffle Trim Daisy Mesh Detail Sleeveless Dress

kelly-rowland-good-morning-america-sleevless-daisy-mesh-yellow-white-black-mini-dressKelly Rowland made a stunning appearance on Good Morning America outfitted in a $590 Self Portrait Yellow, Black, And White Ruffle Trim Daisy Mesh Detail Sleeveless Dress:

Cara Delevingne by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent La Collection de Paris Campaign

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Bella Hadid by Txema Yeste for Harper’s Bazaar Spain April 2016

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Tara Falla by Pauline Suzor for H&M Studio’s Spring 2016 Ad Campaign


Fashion Deets: Tia Mowry’s New York City Stella McCartney Agnes Colorblock Black and Floral Dress and Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals

Tia Mowry did press rounds in New York City in a $1,480 Stella McCartney Agnes Colorblock Black and Floral Dress:

Fashion Deets: Lala Anthony’s Dion Lee Cut Out Nude Top and White Lattice Skirt

Lala Anthony's Dion Lee Cut Out Nude Top and White Lattice Skirt 
Lala Anthony got gussied up for a night out in a cut out top and lattice skirt by Dion Lee.
White pumps completed her sultry ensemble.
Her lattice skirt is hemmed by fringe.

Who Wore It Better? Kendall And Kylie Jenner Wear The Same Dress And Shoes

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It's a sister-sister style showdown!
While promoting their Kendall + Kylie fashion line recently, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner both wore the same exact outfit (same dress and shoes!).
Last month, Kendall attended an NYC launch event sporting a light gray version of their Raw Edge Jersey dress with a thigh-high slit. She completed her look with a pair of beige Emily gladiator heels. Fast forward to last week: Kylie attended a Nordstrom lunch in L.A. in the exact same ensemble, except Kylie opted for a charcoal gray version of the dress and black heels.
These stylish sisters certainly think alike when it comes to fashion! So who wore it best?

#WCW: Iris Apfel

I want to make sure everyone feels right at home when they read MY content. While i am always working to promote racial and gender diversification on my site, one thing that constantly gets over-looked in the grand scheme of societal diversity is AGE; thus, I wanted to spotlight and familiarize my readers with one lady in particular who has proven that age is merely a number: Iris Apfel.

Simple Things You Can Do To Advance Your Career, No Matter Where You Work

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Complacency in the workforce should be avoided at all costs. Though some employees tend to settle into a work routine that is predictable and on cruise control, those who set short term and long term goals know that advancement in their career has to be thought out, planned and properly implemented to make it to the next level.

If we are going to spend so much time seeking work, at work, doing work and/or thinking about work, we should strive to make this whole employment thing beneficial for us via positive matriculation through the ranks with our employers, and also obtaining and maintaining clients and wealth as entrepreneurs as well.
If you are seeking to further your career, no matter what stage you are in, here are five tips to implement into your everyday work life to do so:

Christian Louboutin Adds Two Shades To Nude Collection

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In 2013, Christian Louboutin did brown girls around the world a solid when he released a collection of “nude” heels available in five shades. Reportedly, the project was prompted by a simple workplace interaction where a Louboutin employee told the designer that her skin wasn’t beige. The rest as they say is history.
Last year that range was re-released in a deal with Bergdorf Goodman and this year, the footwear maestro is beefing it up with two new shades.

Fashion Deets: Khloe Kardashian’s Kocktails With Khloe Promotional Shoot’s Jitrois Red Suede Dress

Khloe-Kardashian-Kocktails-With-Khloe-Promotional-Shots-Red-Jitrois-Suede-DressIn newly released promotional shots for Wednesday’s episode of Kocktails With Khloe, Khloe Kardashian rocked a $3,100 Jitrois Red Suede Dress:

Fashion Deets: Tracee Ellis Ross’s Good Morning America Ellery Black Precocious Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Midi Dress

Style maven Tracee Ellis Ross made a quick appearance on today’s episode of Good Morning America while uplifting a $1,195 Ellery Precocious Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Midi Dress.
The voluminous piece showcases a sculptural silhouette and cascading bell sleeves. This ‘fit also features one of spring’s top trends – exposed shoulders. Purchase a similar version of Tracee’s look here.

Fashion Deets: Rita Ora’s Vancouver International Airport Saint Laurent Fringed Biker Jacket

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Rita Ora was on the move today, jetting out of Vancouver International Airport after hair and makeup testing for Fifty Shades Darker, reprising her role as Christian Gray’s sister, Mia.  The singer/actress paced swiftly through the terminal giving us a bit of a rocker vibe in this $4,809 Saint Laurent Fringed Biker Jacket.
The black lambskin biker jacket from Saint Laurent features an off-centre front zip fastening, notched lapels, front zipped pockets, shoulder tabs, and zipped cuffs.

Fashion Deets: Chrissy Teigen’s Baby Shower Ellery White Claude Off the Shoulder Satin Crepe Dress

chrissy-teigen-baby-shower-elleryChrissy Teigen was ethereal at her baby shower, celebrating the momentous occasion in a $1,460 Ellery White Claude Off the Shoulder Satin Crepe Dress. Stylist Monica Rose captured her look for the ‘gram:
Her ivory satin-crepe dress hails from the Spring 2016 collection. It features an off-the-shoulder silhouette, bell sleeves, and dangling ties.

Fashion Deets: Sonam Kapoor’s L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Awards Monique Lhuillier Resort 2016 Floral Print Capelet and Strapless Full Skirt Gown

????????????????????????????????????Sonam Kapoor couldn’t be missed at the L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Awards—certainly turning heads in a Monique Lhuillier Resort 2016 Floral Print Capelet and Strapless Full Skirt Gown:
Sonam stuck to the collection’s simple styling, adding red lips for a pop of color.

Hair Philosophy with Lady Michelle Obama’s Hairstylist Johnny Wright 
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Known for transforming First Lady Michelle Obama’s tresses into memorable, iconic, and often mimicked silhouettes, hairstylist Johnny Wright opens up exclusively to The Lady Loves Couture about his unique philosophies on haircare, products, and trailblazing trends.

Breaking into Business: Tastemakers Africa Founder & CEO Cherae Robinson

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 It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a Beauty You Should Know: Cherae Robinson, Founder and CEO of the Tastemakers Africa.