Monday, 29 February 2016

A Milli, A Milli, A Milli: Priyanka Chopra Dazzles In $8M Worth Of Diamonds

88th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
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My favorite Desi girl, Priyanka Chopra gave us award-winning style on the 2016 Academy Award red carpet and she was just there to present Best Editing! The 33-year old stunned in a white, floral gown by  Zuhair Murad. Spring is right around the corner and the actress and pageant queen blossomed in style. The dress fit her perfectly and her train was elegant, yet not overwhelming. Her jeweled, metallic, minutiae is the perfect accessory and plays well against the white. Of course, the star looked elegantly refreshing; however, Priyanka upped the grandeur by dripping in diamonds…8 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH.

Kylie Minogue Fights Kylie Jenner's Bid to Trademark Their Shared First Name

Kylie Jenner, Kylie Minogue
What's in a name? A lot, actuallyparticularly if you're famous.
Just ask Kylie Minogue, who is trying to legally stop Kylie Jenner from trademarking their shared first name. On Feb. 22, the 47-year-old "Love at First Sight" singer filed her own opposition to 18-year-old Jenner's application to claim ownership of the Kylie name in the United States.
Per Minogue's notice of opposition (filed by KBD, an Australian business representing the singer) she has been active in the entertainment industry since 1979 and known by her first name since her first album, Kylie, was released in 1988. The website "" was registered to Minogue in 1996 and has been operational since 1998, her opposition states.

Trendsetters at Work: Beautycounter

Trendsetters: Beautycounter
There's more to being a makeup maven than meets the eye.
Besides working with beautiful pigments and long-lasting formulas, Gregg Renfrew, founder and CEO of Beautycounter, makes certain her products uses as many certified organic and natural ingredients as possible. What does a day in the life of this trendsetter look like? Read on to find more—plus, her sage beauty advice.

Here's What Will Smith Has to Say About Chris Rock and That Oscars Dig

Will Smith 
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Will Smith is chillin' out, maxin' and relaxin' all cool following Chris Rock's Oscars dig.
The actor was spotted leaving the set of his upcoming film Collateral Beauty in New York City today, and obviously, everyone was waiting to hear what the star had to say about the host's remarks during last night's show, but instead, Smith just flashed his famous smile to paparazzi while shooting the peace sign (or chuckin' the deuces to all the drama).
So what does that tell us? Smith doesn't seem to be worried at all about what the comedian said during the awards show.
(Plus, does he really want to get into one little fight that scares his mother into making him move with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, again? No.)

Cute Flick Of The Day: February 29th, 2016

BFFs Kelly Rowland and Lala Anthony were spotted out at Crustacean in Beverly Hills.
BFFs Kelly Rowland and Lala Anthony were spotted out at Crustacean in Beverly Hills.

Fashion Deets: Kendall Jenner’s Bottega Veneta Fall 2016 Fashion Show AYR Camel The Robe Maxi Coat and One Teaspoon Love Machine Jumpsuit

Kendall-Jenner--Leaving-Bottega-Veneta-Fashion-Show-2016-ayr-one-teaspoon-1After stomping the runway at the Bottega Veneta Fall 2016 Fashion Show, Kendall Jenner was spotted in a $585 AYR Camel The Robe Maxi Coat and $115 One Teaspoon Love Machine Jumpsuit:
Her classic camel hair coat boasts an open front, shawl collar, and side-seam pockets.

Fashion Deets: Angela Bassett’s Instagram Victoria Beckham Black and Blue Colorblock Strapless Dress

Angela Bassett's Instagram Victoria Beckham Black and Blue Colorblock Strapless Dress 
I wonder what Angela Bassett’s workout regimen is?
The ageless beauty posed on Instagram in a $3,550 Victoria Beckham Strapless Bustier Two Tone Dress:
Her dress has a fitted skirt, a straight hem, and an exposed full length zip.

Fashion Deets: The Mercedes-Benz and African-American Film Association Oscar Viewing Party with Kenya Moore in DSL Designs, Tracee Ellis Ross in Thai Nguyen Atelier, Jamie Foxx in Jack Manson, and More!

African-American-Film-Critics-Association-Oscars-Thandie-NewtonThe Oscars certainly didn’t end right after Chris Rock, folks! There were a ton of viewing parties all around Hollywood, one of them being the Mercedez-Benz and African-American Film Critics Association Oscars Viewing Party, where a ton of melanin abounded! Let’s see what they wore:

Jay Z Is DJ Khaled’s New Manager

Jay Z and DJ Khaled
New deal alert. Fresh off his Apple Music partnership and UTA signing, DJ Khaled has landed a management deal with Jay Z and Roc Nation.
The producer and Snapchat expert hit Instagram to reveal the major move, saying that Hov will help him “embrace” his new “blessings.”
“Meet my manager. His name is Jay Z,” the major key holder said. “Jigga. Hov!!! Special cloth alert! The blessings coming in have been overwhelming. So much blessings I needed the right team to help me embrace it right. And when I say embrace I mean brand partnership. When two special cloth brands come together history gets made.
“I’d like to thank fan luv for walking with me thru the journey of more success,” he added. “They don’t want us to win!!!! So what we gonna do is win more. When I say we, I’m talking fan luv! I’m talking my brother Lenny S! Always seen my vision!! I’m talking Chaka!! I’m talking JIGGA NATION!!!!! I’m up to something. I will never stop!!! I will not lose JIGGA VOICE!!! Ride with me thru the journey of more success. God is the greatest! Bless up.”

Fashion Deets: Taylor Swift’s Maia Restaurant Isabel Marant White Dryam Double Breasted Jacket, White Dallin High Rise Peg Leg Trousers, and A.L.C. White Ali Top

Taylor-Swift--Leaving-Maia-Restaurant-isabel-marant-manolo-blahnik-moyna-alc-1Taylor Swift was white hot while dining at Maia Restaurant in a $800 Isabel Marant White Dryam Double Breasted Jacket, $490 White Dallin High Rise Peg Leg Trousers, and $195 A.L.C. White Ali Top:
She completed her look with a $170 Moyna Envelope Clutch and $595 Manolo Blahnik White BB Pumps.
Her twill blazer features peak lapels, long sleeves, button-fastening cuffs, patch front and chest pockets, and a double-breasted silhouette.

Glam Deets: 5 Products From Leomie’s Anderson’s Black Model Survival Kit You Need Now

Last week, model Leomie Anderson made headlines when she called out make up artists unprepared to work with models of color backstage at runway shows. During the rant, she promised followers a video of her “Black Model Survival Kit,” and today she has delivered on that promise.
In addition to giving tips on how to do your own makeup if you suffer from a “beard” look in some photos, the model also recounts a story from last September when she got in a heated back and forth with a hair person for standing by what she knew to be right. It’s an interesting video with tips for all women, whether or not you have aspirations to be a model but here I’ve sussed out the five key products at Anderson advises carrying around at all times.

About Those Boxer Braids (Also Known as Cornrows)

About these Boxer Braids  cornrowsMy homegirl Ty Alexander from Gorgeous in Grey recently posted a screenshot from a glossy UK magazine, lauding new (!) trendy (!) Boxer Braids, known to most as Cornrows.
It reads, “Every so often, a hairstyle becomes so major amongst the A-list that we all get a bit obsessed…Cue the boxer braids: originally used as a way to control curly or Afro hair, the schoolgirl cool style has been making its way through the stars and shows no sign of dying down. We first saw it on model Hailey Baldwin, then Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, and even North West. But it was Kim Kardashian who cemented the style of the moment.”

Fashion Deets: Tracee Ellis Ross’s African American Film Critics Association Oscar Viewing Party Thai Nguyen Atelier Fall 2016 Gold Silk Velvet Dress with Lace Inserts

Tracee Ellis Ross's African American Film Critics Association Oscar Viewing Party Thai Nguyen Atelier Gold Silk Velvet Dress with Lace Inserts 
Tracee Ellis Ross attended the African American Film Critics Association Oscar Viewing Party last night in a Thai Nguyen Atelier Fall 2016 Gold Silk Velvet Dress with Lace Inserts:
Instead of rock with ample decolletage, Ms. Ross added a lace bandeau to pick up on the lace accents of the dress.

Fashion Deets: Cassie’s Instagram Sem Sem ‘Farah’ White Embellished V-Neckline Sleeveless Jumpsuit

Fashion Deets: Nene Leakes’s Oscar Watch Party Pedram Couture Feathered Black Dress and Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals

Samsung 837 Oscars Viewing Party Hosted By Nene LeakesOver in New York City, Nene Leakes hosted an Oscars Watch Party in a feathered dress by Pedram Couture and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

The Day Leonardo DiCaprio Made the Internet Explode: When He Got His First Oscar After 20 Years

Leonardo DiCaprio, 2016 Oscars, Academy Awards, WinnerIT. FINALLY. HAPPENED.
If that sentence sounds rushed and breathless, it's because it is. I have literally no words to describe what it felt like to watch Leonardo DiCaprio win his very first Academy Award.
It's been over two decades, you guys. Two decades! It was way back in 1994 that the actor scored his first nom for his work in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and he's been waiting for his big moment ever since. When 2015 Best Actress winner Julianne Moore read the name "Leonardo DiCaprio," it felt like the heavens parted, and God himself reached down to carry Leo up to the stage.
Clearly we are not alone in this feeling of total elation. Just look at the reaction from his peers at the Dolby Theatre! Even before he rose from his chair, they were up on their feet giving the standing ovation they'd been waiting all evening for. There were cheers. There were whoops. And there were grins from ear-to-ear from the front row to the rafters.
But the Hollywood elite aren't the only ones who are freaking jazzed for Leo—The Internet literally broke. It broke! No one could handle it. And why not?

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Fashion Deets: The 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party with The 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party with Jasmine Tookes in Randi Rahm, Kelly Rowland, Lala Anthony in Alexandre Vauthier, and More!

24th+Annual+Elton+John+AIDS+Foundation+Oscar-kelly-rowlandA whole host of stylish celebs took in the Oscars at The 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party. Plunging necklines, thigh-high slits, one-shoulder silhouettes, and more were on the menu.
Let’s see what they wore!

Fashion Deets: The 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter featuring Jessica Alba in Roberto Cavalli

derek blasberg Jessica+Alba+2016+Vanity+Fair+Oscar+Party+VyqO5b7QCyZxAfter the Oscars are the after parties! Hollywood is on fire right now with celebrations.
Check out what the stars donned for the annual Vanity Fair fete:

Best Accessories at the 2016 Oscars

Charlize Theron, 2016 Oscars, Academy Awards, Accessories
Accessories really are a girl's best friend.
The ladies of this year's red carpet brought their A-games when it came to dressing up their gowns with accessories. It really does take a special eye to pair the right shoes with the right bag and the right jewelry. That's why it's time to highlight those who did it especially well.
Like Charlize Theron, for example, and her incredible plunging necklace or Saoirse Ronan and her edgy decision to wear mismatched earrings. Both stars made big statements that really paid off.
Olivia Munn's ultra-cool cuff was also a big favorite. It gave her simple, monochromatic dress a dash of edge. Just shows how one small add-on can make all the difference.
Check below to see all the best accessories from the red carpet:

Oscars 2016: These Beauty Looks Will Inspire a Major Makeup Splurge

Kerry Washington, 2016 Oscars, Academy Awards, Beauty
Every Oscars, we can expect a certain standard of beauty looks. Cat-eyes are fierce rather than more classic. Red lips are as precise as they come. Skin looks damn-near flawless and radiant. This year, however, celebs took red carpet mainstays to the next level.
Kerry Washington, Sofia Vergara and Saoirse Ronan made a statement with bold colors and dramatic techniques.
Even celebs donning natural-looking makeup (see: Julianne Moore, Jennifer Garner and almost every other celeb) somehow managed to make wearing less look so much more.
Don't just take my word for it—Check Below to see the best beauty looks at the 2016 Oscars!

Bottega Veneta Fall 2016

Show Review: Bottega Veneta Fall 2016
In a world brimming with red carpet events and Instagram snaps, one often forgets that simplicity will always be one of the easiest ways to look polished and chic. Tomas Maier demonstrated the power of the pared-down ensemble with his Fall collection for Bottega Veneta: built on a foundation of cool and classic pieces.

Fashion Deets: The Independent Film Spirit Awards With Cate Blanchett in Gucci, Freida Pinto in Mohapatra, Idris Elba and More!

Film-Independent-Spirit-Awards-Cate-BlanchettThis week has been MAJOR prep for the Oscars, but before then, we had the 2016 Independent Film Spirit Awards where style stars from all over came out to be recognized for their work in independent films. Let’s check out some of the best looks of the night:

Fashion Deets: The 88th Annual Academy Awards with Kerry Washington in Atelier Versace, Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa, Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad, and More!

The 88th Annual Academy Awards go down in a couple of hours! With many black leaders in entertainment opting out of the awards show and Chris Rock hosting, it is sure to be an eventful night.
Let’s get into the ensembles, shall we?

Own It! By Majorie Harvey
One of the things I love about God is the extravagant detail he puts into the design of each creation. Little things like snowflakes and fingerprints have such incredible nuances that no two (of the millions created) are ever alike. Then there is the beauty of nature’s contrasts: lovely beaches versus snow-capped mountains, tropical rainforests versus sun-corched deserts). There is so much detail and dynamic wonder in each divine opus, sometimes it takes your breath away.

Fashion Deets: Freida Pinto’s 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2016 Floral Colorblock Dress

Freida+Pinto+2016+Film+Independent+Spirit-bibhu-3Freida Pinto called forth Spring at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards in a Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2016 Floral Colorblock Dress:
Her dress was paired with toffee-hued pumps in the brand’s Resort collection.

Aya Jones by Charlie Engman for Garage Magazine


Fashion Deets: Khloe Kardashian’s Instagram Cushnie et Ochs Black Strapless Button Front Sheath Dress

khloe-kardashian-instagram-cushnie-monica-roseKhloe Kardashian posed on Instagram in a $1,625 Cushnie et Ochs Black Strapless Button Front Sheath Dress, styled by Monica Rose:
Her strapless LBD features a plunging neckline framed by buttons, front slip pockets, a fitted silhouette, and straight hem.

Fashion Deets: The Weinstein Company Pre-Oscar Dinner featuring Zendaya in Marchesa, Chanel Iman in Death by Dolls, Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell, and More!

Weinstein-Company-Pre-Oscar-Dinner-Chrissy-Teigen-John-LegendL.A.. is definitely the place to be right about now as stylish celebrities and stars congregate for Pre-Oscar dinners, parties and festivities. Last night was no exception, as an intimate few congregated for the annual Weinstein Company Pre-Oscar Dinner. Let’s see what a few of them wore!

Fashion Deets: Chanel Iman’s 2016 Pre-Oscar Party Idan Cohen Black Cut-Out Dress

Chanel-Iman-Idan-Cohen-Pre-OscarsChanel Iman went for a racy look Friday night at a Pre-Oscar party rocking a black cut-out dress by Israeli designer, Idan Cohen.The dress, custom-made, features a cut-out motif in the bodice and a high-rising slit in the skirt. The natural beauty Chanel paired it with minimal accessories and black open-toed sandals.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Fashion Deets: Common’s Toast to the Arts with Kelly Rowland in Rhea Costa, Sanaa Lathan, Common in Sandro, and More!

The fellas were out at Common’s Toast to the Arts in West Hollywood. Expertly-tailored suits, prints, and a couple of our favorite fashionable ladies were in attendance.
Let’s see what they wore!

Malaika Firth by Mark Peckmezian for The Gentlewoman


Moschino Fall 2016

Show Review: Moschino Fall 2016
Jeremy Scott owns kitsch and whimsy better than any designer on the planet: returning Moschino to the kind of quirk and eccentricity that Franco Moschino would be proud of. His signature humor was on display for Fall, though with a historical slant—il falò delle vanità (bonfires of the vanities) were at the foundation of the collection this time around.

Fashion Deets: Zendaya Coleman’s Chelsea Arts Tower Suno Spring 2016 Multicolor Stripe Tuxedo Dress

Zendaya--Chelsea-Arts-Tower-sunoZendaya Coleman was snapped outside of Chelsea Arts Tower, sporting a Suno Spring 2016 Multicolor Stripe Tuxedo Dress:
Her dress was anchored with open-toe sandals on the runway, worn by Maria Borges.

Grace Mahary by Sebastian Kim for Allure March 2016


Friday, 26 February 2016

GET THE LOOK: Find Out How Women Are Getting Shorter Hair Without Scissors

The Vera Wang gang came through during New York Fashion Week, showcasing a twist on one of the most trendy hairstyles: the bob.  While some of the models rocked their shoulder length haircuts, the others achieved the same look with a faux bob.
I love shorter hair but I know most women aren’t as courageous as me when it comes to chopping it off. They say “A woman that cuts her hair is about to change her life,” but if you’re not about that cut life then I have a great hair styling hack for you. Whether you are looking to test drive a new look or spice up your long tresses I will show you how to get the look of short hair without getting one strand cut.

#BlackGirlMagic: 5 Amazing Quotes From Tracee Ellis Ross On Self Love

47th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Arrivals
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Tracee Ellis Ross aka Rainbow Johnson on “black-ish” was one of this year’s honorees during Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon. The 43-year-old was the recipient of the “Fierce & Fearless” award.
In her speech, she shared that she almost missed the event because she was recovering from having lost her voice. “My doctor was scared that I might have permanent damage” she said.
Being the hard worker that she is, Tracee pushed through production on set of her show then she changed in the car in order to make the luncheon and accept her award!
I am glad that she made it because she dropped these five gems on the importance of loving yourself and being happy in the skin you’re in.

Did Gucci Steal a Black Celebrity Stylist’s Design for their Handbag This Season?

The name Sonique Saturday may not ring a bell at first, but trust me when i say you’ve seen her work before. Saturday, a celebrity stylist, is the conceptualist behind the now-famous ‘You Fake Like This Birkin’ bag that comes under her BellaDonna collection. Over the years, the humorous bags have garnered the attention of celebrities, who have rocked the bags as satirical commentary to the idea of designer purses.

5 Powerful Anti-Aging Essential Oils

Report: Samsung in Talks to Acquire Jay Z’s TIDAL

Madonna, Kanye West, Jay Z, and J. Cole
It looks like Samsung wants a piece of TIDAL. The electronics giant has reportedly reopened talks surrounding an acquisition of Jay Z’s streaming service, according to the New York Post.
“Samsung is re-engaging; they are working on something really big, and they’re keeping it very quiet in case it leaks,” a source told the paper.
However, Samsung has remained mum on the situation. “It is our policy to not comment on rumors or speculation,” a Samsung spokesperson said.

Fact: Jimmy Choos Were Made For Walking–Any and All Red Carpets

Emily Ratajkowski, Jimmy Choo
And the award for most worn shoe on any red carpet goes to…
When it comes to awards show fittings, celebs can pretty much have their pick of the litter when it comes to what shoes they wear. That said, after reading up on the iconic brand, Jimmy Choo, (they just released some juicy stats) you'll be surprised to know they're practically THE go-to choice for Hollywood.
When Halle Berry went down in history for her 2002 Oscars win? Yep, wearing Jimmy Choos. When Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress at the SAGs in 2013? Yep, wearing Jimmy Choos. Then there was the time Anna Kendrick wrote the brand's name into a song she performed on the Oscars' stage. Long story (and it could be so much longer) short, there are a ton of incredible moments you probably didn't know Jimmy Choo was there for. Direct your attention to the below for some visuals then keep scrolling for more facts!

Cute Flick Of The Day: February 26th, 2016

Beauty Sanaa Lathan launted her fit physique in a blush colored body con midi dress at the All Def Movie Awards.
Beauty Sanaa Lathan launted her fit physique in a blush colored body con midi dress at the All Def Movie Awards.

Fashion Deets: Cassie’s All Def Movie Awards Michael Costello Nude Chiffon Deep V-Neck Double Shoulder Strap Thigh High Split Gown

cassie-all-def-movie-awards-michael-costello-double-shoulder-strap-deep-v-neck-side-slit-gownCassie, this week’s #WCW subject was in attendance at the All Def Movie Awards sporting a Michael Costello Nude Chiffon Deep V-Neck Double Shoulder Strap Thigh High Split Gown: 
The beauty was simply bronzed to silky skin perfection. 

Fashion Deets: Laura Govan’s OK Magazine Pre-Oscar Party Virgos Lounge Halterneck Embellished Fringe Dress

laura-govan-ok-magazine-pre-oscars-party-virgos-lounge-halterneck-mini-fringe-dressLaura Govan showed up and out at OK Magazine’s Pre-Oscar Party in a $250 Virgos Lounge Halterneck Embellished Fringe Dress:
Her statement dress is crafted from a light weight poly fabric and features an all over fringe detail.

5 Days, 5 Ways: Monochrome Bags Make All Kinds of Statements

ESC: 5 Days 5 Ways, Kendall Jenner
ESC: 5 Days 5 Ways, Kendall Jenner Xposure / AKM-GSI
Handbags come in all shapes and sizes, but there's something stellar about a solid choice. 
Pretty much any color will do—just be sure you're making a statement in the process. Remember: Playing around with silhouettes, materials and hardware is key.
Thanks to Kendall Jenner, you now have proof that black doesn't have to be boring either. A monochrome bag can be really exciting if you play with textures. If faux fur isn't your thing, fringe or a quilted pattern are cool substitutes.

Jasmine Tookes, Maria Borges, Herieth Paul, and More by Greg Kadel for VOGUE Spain March 2016

Vogue Spain - Marzo 2016

Fashion Deets: Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol Valentino Spring 2015 Blush Pink Bodysuit and Tulle Maxi Skirt, and Giuseppe Zanotti Triple Strap Sandals

Jennifer Lopez's American Idol Valentino Bodysuit and Tulle Skirt, and Giuseppe Zanotti SandalsJennifer Lopez gave ballerina’s a run for their money last night on American Idol in a bodysuit and $4,500 tulle skirt by Valentino. She accessorized with $845 Giuseppe Zanotti Triple Strap sandals.
Her top and skirt were modeled in Valentino’s Spring 2015 collection.