Friday, 30 June 2017

Kendall Jenner's $5K Outfit Has a Surprising Twist

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From the waist up it's business as usual.Kendall Jenner attended her big sis Khloe Kardashian's surprise birthday party (with friend and singer Justine Skye in tow) in a $5,000 outfit with a (pun intended) surprising twist. From the waist, well, calves up, her $1,600 champagne-colored fringe Alberta Ferretti crop top, $311 (now $187) high-rise Re/Done jeans and $1,790 brocade Gucci backpack combo was as expected—an elevated vintage denim look is pretty much Kenny's signature—it was what she sported on her feet that through us for a loop.
Behold! The supermodel finished off the ensemble with hot pink, velvet $995 Balenciaga boots. Didn't expect those, did you?

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's Guide to Couple Dressing

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Look up #couplegoals in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of these two.
Gabrielle Union and hubs/Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade stepped out for Men's Fashion Week in Paris, and, truly, the world went crazy. For many reasons, but mostly because they looked absolutely incredible.

Best Skin Brightening Products to Combat Acne Scars

ESC: Acne TreatmentSpot-treating acne is one thing, dealing with the aftermath (read: scarring, dark spots and discoloration) is another.
But if celebs like Olivia Munn deal can overcome it, so can we.

Lily Collins Proves Torrential Downpour Is Now a Hair Trend

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The wet hair look just got wetter. (Sorry!)
Last year, stars like Ashley Graham hit the red carpet in a wet hair look that was more of an I-just-ran-through-the-rain-while-it-was-drizzling kind of 'do. This year, Lily Collins,Kim Kardashian,Khloe Kardashian and their hairstylists have reinvented it to be, well, a touch more literal—resembling what you could only imagine it would look like had you just freshly been caught in a torrential downpour.

Show Review: Off-White Resort 2018
Fact: Virgil Abloh is having a moment. And when I say moment, I mean a multiple-year run that is now culminating in major mainstream success. The biggest It girls are wearing his designs. He’s collaborating with IKEA. Few are doing it like he is right now—proving that being a designer is often only one branch for a creative’s endless well of inspiration. His Resort 2018 played on all the reasons why he and Off-White are soaring to all new heights, as well as demonstrating that he has serious growth potential.

Forever 21 Sues Gucci Over Their Stripes
Forever 21 has filed a lawsuit against Gucci for the right to sell merchandise with the Italian fashion house’s signature stripes.

Naomi Osaka’s 2017 WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party $495 Caroline Constas Stripe Apollonia Off-the-Shoulder Dress
19 year-old Haitian-Japanese tennis phenom Naomi Osaka hit up the 2017 WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party, clad in a $495 Caroline Constas Stripe Apollonia Off-the-Shoulder Dress:

Best Looks Of The Week: Christina Milian in Fashion Nova, Tammy Rivera in Discount Universe, Sevyn Streeter in Thai Nguyen Atelier, and More!
Happy Friday, y’all! I know you’re all getting ready to get lit this holiday weekend. Before you run off and do so, let’s take a look at who you thought had the hottest looks of the week:

Elle Vie Body Butter I’ll admit it: a lot of swag comes my way! Some I use, some I give away, but most beauty products just end up gathering dust!
  Here is Elle Vie Body Butters, The whipped, creamy body butters go on smooth and leave your legs glistening. This, my friends, is Product.

How Jay-Z Wisely Threw Himself at Beyoncé's Feet and Raised the Bar for Hip-Hop Introspection—and Apologies

Jay-Z, BeyonceIt's been widely acknowledged in many corners that this is Beyoncé's world and we're just living in it.
For at least the past three years, that fact has been truer for no one than it has been for Jay-Z.

Beyoncé & JAY-Z’s Twins’ Names Revealed

Jay Z and Beyoncé
Allow them to introduce their twins.
After much speculation and anticipation, Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s twins’ names have been revealed as Rumi and Sir, according to TMZ.

GET THE LOOK: 9 Gold Dresses To Sparkle Like Ashanti
Singer Ashanti has been hinting at a comeback for a bit, and she’s letting you know no games are being played. Check her out in this gold mini dress designed by Eli Madi.

Block Heels That Are Beyond Easy to Walk In

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You know what's really fun? Looking and feeling your best.
Typically that involves getting dressed up and wearing some kind of high heel (hello long, lean legs). That being said, stilettos are rarely the comfortable option. But instead of swearing off the shoe all together, here's an idea: pick a thicker, block heel. Not only are chunky sandals far more practical (a.k.a. easier to walk in), they're innately more casual. So let's just say you're not going to feel out of place in them while doing low key summer things, like weekend brunching or backyard BBQs.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Classic 11 Rainbow Sunglasses

Get into these Classic 11 Rainbow Sunglasses courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent.

Lala Anthony’s The Wendy Williams Show Baja East White Cut Out Thigh High Asymmetrical Hem Long Sleeve Knit Dress 
Lala Anthony just keeps on serving sass and style to the masses. To wit, the beauty appeared on The Wendy Williams Show in NYC, outfitted in a $795 Baja East White Cut Out Thigh High Asymmetrical Hem Long Sleeve Knit Dress teamed with Christian Louboutin Pumps:

A high ponytail, perfectly arched brows and a copper colored lippie rounded out her sleek beauty notes.

Cara Delevingne by Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour August 2017

2017 Shopping: 15+ Fashion Nova Vacation Essentials
Tis the season for vacations in far flung locales. You can get outfitted for less with cute pieces from Fashion Nova.
Behold my top 15 picks:

Tom Ford Spring 2018 Menswear
Tom Ford has literally done it all. He’s been the creative director at both Gucci and YSL. He’s directed two Oscar-nominated films. He’s done see-now, buy-now, shows that combined both womenswear and menswear, and has varied between huge, star-studded runway shows and exclusive showroom presentations. In short: he’s a multi-hyphenate dynamo. And naturally, his Spring 2018 menswear was as chic as polished as ever.

Friday Find: The Secret Taraji P. Henson Luminous Skin
Apparently, flawless camera-ready looks are just one perfecting foundation away! Beverly Jo Pryor, the makeup artist on Empire,  explains that the secret to Cookie’s on-screen fierceness is bottled up in one very luminous foundation. Here is my Friday find…

Jay-Z's 4:44 Lyrics: All About, Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Kanye West, Solange, The Twins...and Becky

Jay-Z, Jimmy Kimmel LiveJay-Z is turning lemons into Lemonade with his 13th studio album.
4:44, released exclusively on TIDAL in partnership with Sprint, features 10 original recordings, many of which were seemingly written in response to his wife Beyoncé's deeply personal visual album. The trailer for the album featured cameos from Oscar-winning actors Mahershala Ali, Danny Glover and Lupita Nyong'o, and the album itself features tracks with Beyoncé (who is also a co-writer), Frank Ocean and Damian Marley—as well as the rapper's mom, Gloria Carter. iHeartRadio's The Beat shared exclusive audio of Jay-Z explaining the meaning behind his lyrics.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Under $100: High Fashion Target Must-Haves
When it comes to all our many different needs, Target seems to be that one-stop-wonder store that has it all. This budget-friendly retailer has been truly hitting the bullseye when it comes to clothing, with a plethora of high fashion-inspired designs that look as though they’d have a couture price tag…but they don’t.

#TBT: The Style Evolution of Mary J. Blige
Chances are if you grew up during the nineties, you had this week’s throwback blasting through your casette player during personal moments of both heartbreak and triumph.  With soul-quaking lyrics sung over a melodic piano and hard hitting drums, Hip-Hop Soul was born, and Mary J. Blige is still the reigning queen of this genre.

Khloe Kardashian’s Surprise Birthday Party $2,847 Roberto Cavalli Animalier Sequin, Tulle & Lace Dress
Khloe Kardashian got the surprise birthday party of a lifetime! She exited the festivities with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, clad in a $2,847 Roberto Cavalli Animalier Sequin, Tulle & Lace Dress:

Kylie and Kendell Jenner’s New T-Shirt Line Under Fire for Using Tupac and Biggie’s Likeness
The Jenner sisters are being slammed on social media for their latest t-shirt collection , which consists of $125 vintage tees featuring images of deceased music legends like Tupac and Biggie.

Beyoncé & JAY-Z in Escrow on Bel-Air Mansion

Jay Z and Beyoncé
It looks like Beyoncé and JAY-Z have found their new home. Insiders say that the couple is currently in escrow on a top secret Bel-Air mansion.

Birkenstock Showcased Their SS18 Collection in Paris At Their Very First Fashion Show Ever German brand widely known for it’s comfort has reached a new route of comfy, as Birkenstock recently launched their very first fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.

Bella Hadid by Kacper Kasprzyk for InStyle August 2017

Gigi Hadid Wears Head-to-Toe Millennial Pink

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Come on, Barbie, let's go party!
That's what started playing in our heads the minute we laid eyes on Gigi Hadid's genius Kreist fall/winter '17 moment. In head-to-toe millennial pink (which includes those stunner shades she's wearing from her very own collab with Vogue Eyewear) the style star is giving us serious doll vibes, and then some.

Lirika Matoshi’s Handmade Fishnet Socks
Todays  Product of the Day are Lirika Matoshi’s $59 handmade Fishnet Socks!

The LA Premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming featuring Zendaya in Pink Ralph and Russo, Yara Shahidi in Monse, Marisa Tomei in Zuhair Murad, and more!
The LA Premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming bowed last night, with a smattering of stars in attendance. Take a look:

Louis Vuitton Blocks Amazon Sellers Over Counterfeit Bags
Louis Vuitton is not pleased with Amazon right now! The French giant has taken Amazon to task for allowing sellers to promote and sell knockoffs on the world-wide e-commerce site.

Ruth Negga by Victor Demarchelier for Town & Country August 2017

Alesha Dixon’s X Factor Beaufille Black Flared Pants
Alesha Dixon added a little sass and a whole lot of style to The X Factor Edinburgh show sporting a white off-the-shoulder crop top and black $390 Beaufille Navi satin-jacquard flared pants. 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A Celeb Hairstylist's Dos and Don'ts for Pastel Hair Coloring

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When it comes to coloring your hair, there's no such thing as too bold or bright.
We look forward to colorful tresses, from Keke Palmer's purple buzzed cut to Kylie Jenner's brilliant wigs, on the red carpet. They standout.

#WCW: Jhené Aiko
With a sound that easily finds the middle ground between easy listening and R&B over honest and pensive lyrics, it should be no surprise this week’s beauty crush,  Jhené Aiko, is just as beautiful as the songs she creates and sings.  From makeup to hair, it’s clear the “While We’re Young” singer loves to experiment when it comes to her look.

The Lust List: White Shoes
White footwear is coming in hot this summer. I am not talking about your average flip-flop; this season is all about the not-so-basic bright white sandal, bootie, wedge, and heel. Bonus points for choosing one with embellishments like studs, cutouts, and strappy lace-ups. Add some sass to your ensemble with this celeb-approved summer shoe trend.

Get Meghan Markle's Exact Wardrobe—From Her Beanie to Her Heels

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Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images
Meghan Markle's been giving us major closet envy lately.
The Suits star's budding romance with actual royalty (we're looking at you, Prince Harry) has everyone talking about her, but can we take a minute to recognize the real romance we're experiencing? You know, with her clothes?

How to Wear a Feathered Brow Like Victoria Beckham

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Have you mastered the art of shaping your brows?
In comparison to the barely-there eyebrows of the 90s, women are embracing their natural brow shape (Think: boy brows and straight brows). But, that doesn't mean red carpet-worthy eyebrows don't require effort. They do. Celebs like Victoria Beckham, Kendall Jenner and Natalie Portman have been using the feathering technique to elevate their otherwise natural-appearing brows. The trend adds a little bit of drama to the face and helps enhance any makeup look. The best part: it only takes a few short minutes.

Taraji P. Henson's Blond Chop Is a Major Celeb Hair Trend

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Are blondes really having more fun?
Once upon a time, going blonde was a drastic option, reserved for those daring enough to strip their hair of all color. Let's be honest, you probably know someone that decided to bleach their hair and ended up dramatically changing their hair texture, and thus losing the hair's health.

Summer Contour Is Different—Here's Why

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The sun is and will always be the ultimate selfie light.

Summer ’17 Guide To Sunscreen For Every Skin Type And Skin Care Concern

Nothing in life is one-size-fits-all. From the perfect pair of jeans to a great hair cut, what works for you might be disastrous for your BFF. This wisdom also rings true when it comes to sunscreen. One specific type, texture, or formulation will not work for everyone. Simply put: the best sunscreen for your skin type is the one that you LOVE to wear. It’s the one that fits flawlessly into your routine and doesn’t feel like a bothersome, complicated step.
So having laid down all of that, let’s proceed with your Official Summer ’17 SPF shopping guide for every skin tone, type, and skincare concern:

Marjorie’s Lavish Look For Less: Slaycation Swimwear
Marjorie set sail this week with her beloved Steve to celebrate their wedding anniversary. In the spirit of breezy oceanside romances, Marjorie slayed the deep seas in a sheer white kimono with diamond embellishments and silvery accents.

Bad Boy X Invisible Bully’s Limited Edition Basketball Jersey’s the spirit of the newly released film Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story. Sean “Diddy” Combs X Invisible Bully team up with Macy’s to bring you original and authentic $58 Bad Boy Basketball Jerseys courtesy of The Bad Boy Heritage collection.

Moments Couples Slayed the Style Game
Celebrity status is one thing, but once a celeb dates another celeb, the status is elevated times ten! Mix in matching ‘fits and a ‘we got this‘ swagger, and you’ve got a major key alert.

Christian Louboutin Expands Its Nudes Collection With Two New Styles
Christian Louboutin has long been an advocate for nude shades in his footwear, launching his first collection of heels that celebrate all skin tones in 2013. This summer, the famous shoe couturier is expanding his repertoire with two new shades, which will be available on tomorrow.

Lala Anthony’s Instagram Constantina & Louise Diamande Sparkle Mini Shift Thigh Slit Open Back Dress you’re ready to heat things up a notch, turn to no other than Lala Anthony for a lil style inspiration! The beauty slayed the ‘Gram in a saucy $650 Constantina & Louise Diamande Sparkle Mini Shift Thigh Slit Open Back Dress:
Her super sparkly black and silver shift mini dress boasts a thigh split and open back.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

All Tied Up: Lace-Up Clothing
When you think of lacing up, you’re probably imagining a pair of tennis shoes. But this season is all about corset-inspired lace-up clothing, from pants to dresses, and everything in between. The variety of lace-up items spans the range from subtle to super sexy, meaning there is something for everyone. Keep reading for my style suggestions.

Jennifer Le’s CAIRO II Gold Artisan Clutch
Fall in love at first sight with Today’s  Product! Feast your eyes on Jennifer Le’s $179 CAIRO II Gold Artisan Clutch.

Who Wore It Better? Jenny Slate vs. Kelly Rowland in Alice McCall’s Fall 2017 Floral-Printed Fringe Detail My All Skirt and Dream Lover Fringe Detail Top
Actress Jenny Slate went for bold at the Despicable Me 3 Los Angeles premiere in the same Alice McCall Fall 2017 Floral-Printed Fringe Detail My All Skirt and Dream Lover Fringe Detail Top that Kelly Rowland wore for the latest episode of The Voice Australia:

The 2017 NBA Awards featuring Drake in Tom Ford, Naomi Campbell in Elie Saab, Jada Pinkett Smith in Sophie Theallet, and more!
The 2017 NBA Awards bowed last night with a star studded guest list!
Take a quick look at the good looking crowd: