Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Team Snapchat or Instagram Stories?: A Few Of My Favorite Fashionistas Weigh In
It’s been a month since the social-media scene was shaken up with the release of Instagram Stories.
According to the Instagram Blog, “Instagram Stories is a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story.
With Instagram Stories, you don’t have to worry about overposting. Instead, you can share as much as you want throughout the day — with as much creativity as you want. You can bring your story to life in new ways with text and drawing tools. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in (your) feed.”
Sound familiar or nah?

GET THE LOOK: DIY Bridal Hairstyle With A Modern Twist
Beauties, discover how to achieve a beautiful hairstyle with modern and intricate flare but is so easy to do. This style is certain to make you the flyest bride anyone ever did see. This style can be done on relaxed or natural hair. So I want to show you how it would look on both hair types.

Keep It Strapped: World Health Organization Says Gonorrhoea, Syphilis & Chlamydia Are Becoming Untreatable

Adoring Couple Embracing in Bed
As if there weren’t already plenty reasons to not have unprotected sex, here’s one more.
The World Health Organization released a report today saying STIs, which are generally known for their curability, are becoming untreatable.

Trending: Patches

Our most beloved designers wind us down memory lane as they reinvent old worlds in imaginative new ways.  They take us on nostalgic journeys through decades-past, like the ’90s,  the ’80s, or even to  some long forgotten unmet Renaissance. As we head into fall exploring a whole new world of seasonal possibilities,  one playful little thing keeps popping up on bags, belts, collars, and more: the patch. The fashion world seems to be channeling its inner teenage punk, proving that even a rebellious streak can create a credible and colorful couture craze. Check out all the fancy patchwork below.

Watch the All-Star Remake of Black Eyed Peas’ ‘#WHERESTHELOVE’

The “Love” is here. Thirteen years after the original, the Black Eyed Peas call for peace, love, and unity once again with the reimagined all-star version of their 2003 Elephunk single, “Where’s the Love?”
Of course, the 2016 edition features BEP stars, Fergie,, and Taboo, but it also includes their famous friends such as Diddy, Cassie, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Scherzinger, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Jessie J, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Usher, DJ Khaled, Jhené Aiko (and her daughter), Wiz Khalifa, LL Cool J, Usher, and Justin Timberlake, who appeared on the original as well.
The powerful black-and-white video stars the aforementioned artists, plus Kendall Jenner, Rosario Dawson, Alton Sterling’s wife, Philando Castile’s mother, children all over the world, religious leaders, and police offers.

Is This Glaze the New Contour? Illuminate Your Skin the A-List Way

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Perfect, glowy skin never falls out of favor, but a bumped-up, iridescent version is sweeping the internet.
If you follow any top swimwear models (like Rocky Barnes, Bryana Holly, Natalie Roser and Cami Morrone), you've probably noticed your Instagram feed blowing up with the #SuzieKGlaze, a sun-kissed look that's part bronzer and whole lot of highlighter. The Suzie K Glaze is actually the brainchild of E! Style Collective's own in-house makeup artist, Suzie Kim. "It's a highlighter layering process that brings out your best features—I use it on all the models at my shoots and it makes anyone look flawless," she said.
Ready to get your glaze on? Here's how to do it!

Beyoncé's Throwing a Soul Train-Themed 35th Birthday Party—Get the Scoop!

Beyonce Knowles
All aboard the Soul TrainBeyoncé is turning 35!
A source told E! News exclusively the superstar will ring in her birthday with a star-studded celebration à la the classic television series that was all about grooving to disco, funk and hip hop music while rocking some pretty sweet threads. That being said, we can only imagine the fly ensemble Queen Bey will rock in honor of her milestone age. It is Beyoncé, after all. 

Solange Knowles and Soo Joo Park for Michael Kors’s The Walk Campaign


Cute Flicks Of The Day: August 31st, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o looked classic and chic in black and white on day 2 of the 2016 US Open in Queens, NYC.
Lupita Nyong'o looked classic and chic in black and white on day 2 of the 2016 US Open in Queens, NYC.

Fashion Deets: Rihanna’s Drake Summer Sixteen Miami Concert Jacquemus Plaid Oversized Long Flared Sleeve Blouse

5-Rihanna- Drake Miami Concert Jacquemus Plaid Oversized Long Sleeve BlouseRihanna and Drake were spotted leaving hand in hand after his #SummerSixteen Concert in Miami. The Bajan ‘Bad Gal’ looked lovely in a $576 Jacquemus Plaid Oversized Long Flared Sleeve Blouse:

Who Wore it Better?: Heidi Klum vs Winnie Harlow in Jitrois Zipi Dress

It’s a model face-off!  Heidi Klum looked red hot at the live taping of America’s Got Talent wearing a Jitrois ‘Zipi’ dress.  Winnie Harlow was spied wearing the same dress in black a few months back:

Heidi’s suede Jitrois dress was paired with red ankle-strap pumps and red lipstick.

Fashion Deets: Zoe Saldana’s Star Trek Beyond Mexico Premiere Photocall Rodarte Fall 2016 Embellished Black Lace and Leather Midi Dress and Christian Louboutin ‘Uptown’ Black Ankle Strap Pumps

Zoe Saldana's Star Trek Beyond Mexico Premiere Photocall Rodarte Fall 2016 Embellished Black Lace and Leather Midi Dress and Christian Louboutin 'Uptown' Black Ankle Strap Pumps 1Things are about to get astronomical in Mexico as Zoe Saldana hit the red carpet for the Star Trek Beyond premiere photocall.  The actress draped her slender frame with a Rodarte Fall 2016 Embellished Black Leather and Lace Midi Dress as a pair of $845 Christian Louboutin ‘Uptown’ Black Ankle Strap Pumps adorned her feet.This Rodarte dress dazzled under the rapid flashes of photographers, dancing off of the sequins peppered about the bust and skirt.  An ultra-feminine and sexy lace overlay and ruffled sleeves offset the leather belt cinching her waist.

#WCW: Justine Skye

From Fort Greene, Brooklyn to the big leagues, this week’s beauty crush is none other than singer/songwriter Justine Skye.  The native New Yorker debuted almost four years ago and since then has experienced a steady rise in the music industry.  Her talent knows no bounds–neither does her beauty.

Beauty Deets: Justine Skye’s 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Modern Fishtail Braid, Styled by Derick Monroe

justine-skye-vmas-2016-beauty-fishtail-braid-derick-monroeConfession: I’m completely obsessed with Justine Skye’s purple hair! It totally suits her and her modern take on the fishtail braid at the VMAs on Sunday was utterly fabulous and fun. Derick Monroe took the beauty reins and did not disappoint:

Here are the steps to recreate Justine’s hair for the occasion:

Fashion Deets: Dolce Gabbana’s Rose Embroidered and Embellished Shirts and Jackets as Worn by Kenny Burns, Drake, Meek Mill, and More!

_drake-rose-printed-dolce-gabbana-denim-shirtMen have an easy new favorite in Dolce & Gabbana’s Rose Embroidered and Embellished shirts and jackets!

Fashion Deets: Rihanna’s New York City Nobu Restaurant Aquazzura Wild Thing Brown Tan Suede Fringe Ankle Wrap Sandals


Cutesy ‘almost’ couple Drake and Rihanna hit up Nobu Restaurant in New York City for a dinner date. For the occasion, Riri donned a belted oversized white shirt and $624 Aquazzura Wild Thing Brown Tan Suede Fringe Ankle Wrap Sandals:
Her beloved Aquazzura Wild Thing suede fringed sandals arrives in a tan-brown hue that’s endlessly versatile.

2016 Hair Trends With Celebrity Hairstylist Larry Sims

With fall on the imminent horizon, we’re swapping out our open-toed wedges for close-toed booties, our crop tops for cropped sweaters, and our barely-there lipstick for a dark, moody pout. We’re also getting ready to restyle our beachy summer hair. After all, fall is all about sleek and refined glamour, isn’t it?

Fashion Deets: Olivia Culpo’s Morning Show on 7 Victoria, Victoria Beckham Floral Applique Tailored Black Coat, Self Portrait Guipere Lace Multicolor Floral Mini Dress, Aquatalia ‘Rochelle’ Black Ankle Boot, and Aspinal of London Black Mini Trunk Bag

Olivia Culpo's Morning Show on 7 Victoria, Victoria Beckham Floral Applique Tailored Black Coat, Self Portrait Mini Dress, Aquatalia Ankle Boot, and Aspinal of London Bag 2Olivia Culpo jetted over to Austrailia to chat with the hosts of The Morning Show on 7.  The former Miss USA was prepared for the wintry weather (yes, in August) down under in a $1,305 Victoria, Victoria Beckham Floral Applique Black Coat, Self Portrait Guipere Lace Multicolor Floral Mini Dress, $495 Aquatalia ‘Rochelle’ Black Ankle Boots and a $565 Aspinal of London Black Mini Trunk Bag.
Self Portrait dresses are often swathed in guipere lace, but are typically one color.  But this one features an array of blues and greens permeating through its floral design.

Willow Smith and Jaden Smith By Steven Klein For Interview Magazine September 2016 + Snippet of Interview With Pharrell Williams


Inside Kim Kardashian's $30 Million New York City Airbnb Penthouse

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Under $100: Tulle Cool For School

Nothing says ethereal fly fashion goddess like the whimsical allure of a beautiful tulle piece. Perhaps it’s the distant memory of tutus, tiaras, and sugar plum fairies from the portals of our childhood that foster the mystique. Recently, tulle has transcended its childlike confines and made the couture leap. In spring 2015, Valentino, a leader in trends and style trappings, reinvigorated our imaginations with its extravagant elegant designs. The impact of that collection on affordable ready-to-wear silhouettes is still seen today.

You're Doing It Wrong: Washing Your Gym Clothes

ESC: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Nothing feels better than finishing up a good old fashioned sweat session.
On the flip side, the not-so-fun part is when you have to do laundry. Can you rewear soiled gym clothes? How exactly should you be washing them to keep them looking brand new and pill-free? If you workout on the regular, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley or Jenna Dewan Tatum, these are likely burning questions you have. After all, you paid good money for your athleisure looks, so it makes sense that you'd want to keep them in pristine condition.
For the dos and don'ts, Sources consulted Yoon Chung, chief merchant at Carbon38 for the what's what on washing your workout wear.

Mae Lapres by Benjamin Kanarek for ELLE Vietnam September 2016

Mae Lapres in Chanel RTW FW 2016-2017

Blac Chyna by Williams + Hirakawa for ELLE


Fashion Deets: Rita Ora’s New York City Dsquared2 Resort 2017 Black Sequin Trim Slit Gown

Rita-Ora--Filming-Americas-Next-Top-Model-dsquared2-1Before taking to the VMAs, Rita Ora wrapped up ANTM in a Dsquared2 Resort 2017 Black Sequin Trim Slit Gown:
Rita eschewed the collection’s knit scarf, glossy clutch, and ankle socks for DSquared Riri Lace Up Sandals.

Alfred Enoch for Bleu Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue


Fashion Deets: Hannah Davis’s Sports Illustrated Summer of Swim Fan Festival 2016 Wai Ming Geo Jacquard Anna Dress

Hannah-Davis--Sports-Illustrated-Summer-of-Swim-Fan-Festival-2016-wai-ming-2Hannah Davis took to the Sports Illustrated Summer of Swim Fan Festival 2016 in a $385 Wai Ming Geo Jacquard Anna Dress:

Her Italian jacquard dress features a geo pattern, a deep V-neck, pleated skirt, side zip closure, and side seam pocket.

Fashion Deets: Kendall Jenner’s Craig’s Restaurant Balenciaga Aspirated Safari Jacket and 3.1 Phillip Lim Kyoto Crushed Velvet Booties

Kendall+Jenner+Kendall+Jenner+Kim+Kardashian-balenciaga-31-phillip-lim-2Kendall Jenner dined at Craig’s Restaurant with sister Kim in a $2,050 Balenciaga Aspirated Safari Jacket and $695 3.1 Phillip Lim Kyoto Crushed Velvet Booties:

Her crushed velvet boots feature metallic plate accents and 4.25″ stacked heels.

Fashion Deets: Regina Hall’s When The Bough Breaks Los Angeles Premiere Elisabetta Franchi Spring 2016 Nude Deep V Gown

Regina Hall When The Bough Breaks Elisabetta Franchi Spring 2016 gown 4 
Beautiful actress Regina Hall was snapped walking the red carpet during the Los Angeles premiere to commemorate her leading role in the upcoming film When The Bough Breaks.  Taking advantage of this golden opportunity, she wore an Elisabetta Franchi spring 2016 Nude Deep V Gown.  

Fashion Deets: Khloe Kardashian’s Los Angeles Vianel Black Suede Cap, Nike Zoned Sculpt Leggings, and APL Black Techloom Sneakers

Khloe-Kardashian-los-angeles-vianel-nike-apl-1Khloe Kardashian hit the gym in LA, clad in a $320 Vianel Black Suede Cap, $150 Nike Zoned Sculpt Leggings, and $160 APL Black Techloom Sneakers:
Her classic baseball cap is crafted from nubuck. It features a leather snap closure and linen lining.

Style School: Five Best Jeans for Your Body Type

After weeks on end of summer heat preventing any sort of restricted clothing, slipping into a pair of denim can be like greeting an old friend after a long time apart. Notice how we said can – this feeling only results from the right pair of jeans, not just any pair. Your fall denim look should not only be on-trend, but also right for your particular body shape.
Here are my top five favorite jeans for fall, and tips on choosing the right style for your body type:

Teyana Taylor Reveals There's No Intense Workout Plan or Diet Behind That Amazing ''Fade'' Body

Teyana Taylor, Fade, Music Video
The MTV Video Music Awards last night gave us a lot of memorable moments, but it also introduced us to some new #bodygoals.
No one could ignore Teyana Taylor (who's been telling you guys to Google her since 2008) and her smokin' hot bod in Kanye West's Flashdance-inspired "Fade" music video (now streaming on Tidal), in which the new mom (yes, she looks like that and had a baby last year) worked up a sweat while dancing in next to nothing.

Fashion Deets: The 2016 MTVA VMA Afterparties with Rihanna in The Dolls House, Laverne Cox in Bao Tranchi and Marciano, Dascha Polanco in Marciano, and More!

The MTV VMA afterparties were star-studded! Fringe, cutouts, sheer panels, curve-hugging silhouettes: the fashion of the celebrations certainly did not disappoint.
Let’s get into the evening’s looks!

Joan Smalls and Hailey Baldwin by Karl Lagerfeld for Karl Lagerfeld Paris


Monday, 29 August 2016

Alicia Keys Stopped Wearing Makeup and the World Is Still Having a Hard Time Adjusting

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys took to Twitter today to clarify her position after her controversial appearance at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards last night.
The Grammy-winning mother of two honored Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke pointedly about equality while presenting Best Male Video to Calvin Harriswho, not coincidentally, couldn't have achieved what he did on the song without Rihanna.
So Keys, after hearing enough from the twitterverse, felt the need to set the record straight.
"Y'all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you!" she wrote, punctuating the sentiment with a couple of kiss-blowing emojis and a makeup-free selfie.
What was the controversy again?

The Designer Dialogues: Bao Tranchi

Nicki Minaj put her dramatic curves front and center at last night’s VMAs, as she stepped out in a peek-a-boo sheer blue seduction that left little to the imagination. And then, the age-old question reared its head yet again. Are we seeing too much or just enough? But it’s precisely the kind of thought provoking interplay the designer, Bao Tranchi,  had in mind when she first began sewing such provocative threads.

These Photos of Beyoncé Are 13 Years Apart and There's Practically No Difference

Beyonce, VMA, Flashback
When it comes to naming all of the magical things about Beyoncé, the list is truly endless.
As proven yesterday during the MTV Video Music Awards, the Queen B lives up to her name and reminds us that she is one of (if not the) greatest performer of our time. With her captivating presence and chart-topping music, there's not a single blink in the audience when Bey takes the stage, because we all know by now that we're in for a good show.
But aside from her truly admirable, and continuously successful, career, Bey proved last night that she has somehow found the fountain of youth (or something), because this gorgeous woman hasn't aged a day since she first stepped on to the scene.

How to Get Kim Kardashian's Radiant Complexion—Her Makeup Artist Tells All

Kim Kardashian, 2016 MTV VMAs
When it comes to makeup looks you're constantly wanting to steal, there's really only one name that comes to mind.
Kim Kardashian is the queen of looking effortlessly radiant at all times, and that's primarily due to the fact her go-to makeup guy Mario Dedivanovic is a master of his craft. Last night's VMAs look was another fine example of that. 
Curious about the inspiration behind Kim's Greek Goddess-esque look? Keep scrolling for a quick interview of the beauty guru as well as a step-by-step instructional on how to achieve that glow at home. (Hint: You're going to need a great highlighter.)

Yaaaaaas! Phylicia Rashad Joins ‘Empire’ As Cookie’s Nemesis

Django Unchained NY Premiere
Source: Cindy Ord / Getty
The iconic “Cosby Show” actress Phylicia Rashad is following in Taye Diggs‘ footsteps by signing on to guest star in the third season of “Empire.”
According to Shadow and Act, Rashad will play Diana Dubois, the wealthy “matriarch of one of New York’s oldest and most prominent Africa American families.” As the mother of ambitious city councilman Angelo Dubois (Diggs), Diana is grooming her son for higher political aspirations and will definitely clash with her son’s new Bae Cookie and the Lyon family.
Sounds amazing!
Rashad joins other previously announced guest stars, including Mariah Carey, Sierra McClain, French Montana and Birdman, Variety noted.
 “Empire” returns to Fox on Sept. 21.

Rihanna Just Discovered the Nail Polish Color That Goes With Everything

ESC, Rihanna, Must-Do Mondays

If you're a Rihanna fan (who isn't?) you know that the girl takes her manicures more seriously than most.
Normally we're on high alert for the singer's infamously over-the-top manis, but at last night's VMAs she swapped her usual in-your-face paint job for a low-key, monochromatic look. A pretty dusty mauve shade, to be exact.
Why the sudden change of polish? "We wanted to find a color that would match any outfit and makeup changes she may have throughout the show. So we chose a beautiful mauve color with a subtle shimmer that looks gorgeous against her skin tone," shared her manicurist, Kimmie Kyees.

Naomi Campbell, Chloe x Halle, DJ Khaled & more for Paper Magazine’s ‘1000 Beautiful People’ Issue September 2016

Naomi Campbell, Chloe x Halle, DJ Khaled & more for Paper Magazine's 1000 Beautiful People September Issue 1

Herizen Guardiola, Selena Forrest, Desiigner, and More by Liz Collins September 2016


Kayne West’s ‘Fade’ Video Showed the World What We Already Knew: Teyana Taylor is Bomb

Teyana Taylor‘s raw talent was captured Sunday evening during her solo performance in the premiere of Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ video at the MTV Video Music Awards.  Following her Lil Kim tribute at this year’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors, Taylor upped the ante with a jaw-dropping dance sequence that’s sure to have the streets talking for a few weeks.

Fashion Deets: Rihanna Hits The 2016 VMAs Stage and Accepts the Video Vanguard Award in Hood By Air, Rosamosario, Vetements, and More!

Rihanna+2016+MTV+Video+Music+Awards+Show-vauthier-coutureRihanna took the stage a whopping four times during last night’s VMAs, coursing through her entire musical catalog in high-fashion looks that showed why she deserved her Video Vanguard Award. There was no shortage of color, texture, embellishment, and coveted designers. Here’s the recap of everything she sported for the momentous occasion:

Everything You Need to Know About Kanye West's Music Video Showstopper Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor, Fade, Music Video
While fans anxiously awaited the debut of Kanye West's newest music video, it was Teyana Taylor who held everyone's focus until the very last moment. 
After taking the stage once again at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, the rapper and MTV staple ushered in his brand new visual for "Fade" off of his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo. However, before the video could roll, West offered a lengthy explanation about the intention of his latest work. 
"I am Kanye West, and that feels especially great to say this year. I came here to present my new video, but before I do that, I'mma talk," he began. "I'm standing in front of my idol, Puff Daddy. I'm standing in front of my wife, Kim Kardashian West. I'm standing in front of the future: Chance the Rapper, 2 Chainz, Jaden Smith. Bro, we are undeniably the influence, the thought leaders. I'm gonna play y'all a piece of my art, and I just hope y'all have a good time. Play that." 

Fashion Deets: Lupita Nyong’o’s Inaugural Fem The Future Brunch DPiperTwins Malia Purple Dress and Janelle Monae’s DSquared Black and White Houndstooth Jacket and Babe Wire Print Trousers

janelle-monae-lupita-nyongo-dpiper-twins-dsquared2Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monae dazzled at the Inaugural Fem The Future Brunch in a $180 DPiperTwins Malia Purple Dress, $1,660 DSquared Black and White Houndstooth Jacket, $1,145 Babe Wire Print Trousers, respectively:
Lupita’s dress features a wrap silhouette, colorful pattern, elbow-length sleeves, and a v neckline.

Fashion Deets: Beyonce Wears Elie Saab Fall 2015 Couture Gold Embroidered Jumpsuit, Yolan Cris White Gown, and More to Accept Awards at the 2016 MTV VMA’s!

Beyonce Wears Elie Saab Fall 2015 Couture Gold Embroidered Jumpsuit, Yolan Cris White Gown, and More to Accept Awards at the 2016 MTV VMA's!Beyonce cleaned up at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, taking home eight awards, including Video of the Year, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Choreography, Breakthrough Long Form Video, and many more! Of course she accepted her accolades in a series of designer looks.

Olympians Madison Kocian, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles presented Mrs. Carter with the Best Female Video award; Bey rocked a gold embroidered jumpsuit from Elie Saab’s Fall 2015 Haute Couture collection.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

‘Power’ Recap: Milan And The Feds Got Ghost Looking Like That Blurry Mr. Krabs Meme

'Southpaw' New York Premiere
Source: Michael Loccisano / Getty
Jamie and Angela are still reeling from their break up. Jamie is stoic about it, but Angela is especially open about her frustration. I caught her venting about the breakup to her sister and I get the feeling that this might turn into a woman-scorned situation. Angela has massive dirt on Ghost. Hopefully she doesn’t turn on him. Actually, Agent Tim stopped by her place and asked her to come with him to the office. It turns out, everyone on the Lobos task force is a suspect in the breach of confidentiality that led to Lobos’ being assassinated. The cell phone found on Lobos’ body linked investigators to their office, but remember Michael Sandoval was the one calling Lobos. That was a sloppy decision that’s going to cost someone, most likely Angela.

Maximizing Your 24 Hours
We’ve all seen the quote “You have the same hours in your day as Beyoncé.” It trivializes a more significant question: “What steps are you taking daily toward your dreams?” While the realities of most people don’t consist of a massive network of experts who are aiding in building a globally recognized empire, each of us have these three things in common with such notables. 1. A desire or dream; 2. A network of some kind, and, perhaps, most importantly; 3. A starting point.

Beyoncé Performs ‘LEMONADE’ Medley at VMAs

Beyoncé stole the spotlight at the VMAs.
Queen Bey delivered a 15-minute LEMONADE medley during Sunday’s show at Madison Square Garden. Emerging in a white jacket draped down her body, her arms covered in black lace and diamonds and topped by a wide-brimmed hat, she opened with “Pray You Catch Me” off her album LEMONADE, which already nabbed the Breakthrough Long-Form Video Award earlier in the night.
Serena Williams introduced Bey, giving her the highest praise. “She dropped an earth-shaking visual album with an appearance by yours truly,” she said, referring to her cameo in “Sorry.” “Give it up to my friend, Beyoncé!”