Thursday, 20 July 2017

3 Easy Ways to Pull Off a White Dress at Night

Branded: White Dress OutfitsWho says you can't wear a white dress at night?
I get it: White is a risky color in the first place (clumsy girls who spill their wine, beware), but the choice to wear it when it's dark out feels doubly counterintuitive. However, if you know how to accessorize the shade, it's actually the most fashion forward, celeb-like date night look you can try.

Finally, a Hair Removal Guide for Every Part of Your Body

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Wax, shave, pluck, laser, sugar, thread—maintaining hair growth is one of the most exhausting parts of beauty.
Most of these tactics are painful. Some are expensive. Others have known risks. Yet, we do them anyway, because for many, hair on certain parts of the body is repulsive (while also completely natural). I can't necessarily explain our cultural fixation on hair removal (well, I can, but that would be a separate article), but I can try to make the process a bit easier.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ciara & Future’s Son Stars in Gap Kids Campaign

Future Zahir, Gap Kids
Future Zahir doesn’t have to wait for the future to model. In fact, Ciara and Hndrxx’s 3-year-old son has just landed his first major modeling gig.

Jada Pinkett Smith Doesn't Want Willow Smith to Follow in Her Footsteps and Marry Young

Jada Pinkett Smith, Hoda Kotb

Well that's not what we were expecting to hear!
While stopping by Hoda Kotb's SiriusXM show, The Hoda Show, Girls' Trip starJada Pinkett Smith had some surprising words of wisdom warning for her 17-year-old daughter Willow Smith and that's basically—don't marry young.

How To Ball Out On A Budget With Entry Level Salary

African American woman counting money in living room
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Congrats! You just received you first post-college job offer. You excitedly login to your Gmail account, open the email from your potential employer, and to your surprise, you see a number that’s way lower than you expected.

Forest Whitaker To Play A Kingmaker On ‘Empire’

45th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Show
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Forest Whitaker is going to be a hitmaker when he joins the cast of Empire this season.
Empire is going to get a little extra sparkle as Forest amps up the star power for season 4, and he’s taking on a crucial role on the show. According to E! News, he’ll be playing a hitmaker named Uncle Eddie.

5 Ways To Relieve Stress
Worrying about a thing never affected the thing you were actually worried about. In fact, the stress we bring to our own day-to-day worries only compounds the problem (not to mention our health).  By adding heated emotions, we cloud our ability to find a solution. The stress only keeps us further away from the power of a clear mind, a mind that may actually be able to do some creative thinking around the problem at hand.  So stop stressing! Easier said than done, right?

#WCW: Joan Smalls
Hailing from the island of Puerto Rico, this week’s beauty crush has risen to the top of the modeling world ever since taking the leap to leave for New York at the age of nineteen.

Kate Middleton's $3,175 Carlet, off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen Show-stopper

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Kate, is that you?
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been throwing us some serious style curveballs lately (first with the mini Gucci dress, then the short chop and now with a $3,175 carlet, off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen show-stopper (now sold out) paired with open-toed (yes, open-toed—very rare) Prada sandals).

Blue in Berlin!

Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte
Next stop: Germany!
As Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and their youngsters Prince George and Princess Charlotte continue their European travels this week, the royal family of four touched down in Berlin Wednesday.

Your Sunscreen Routine May Not Be Enough—Here's Why
How effective is your sun protection routine?
If you finish the day without a sunburn or an obvious tan, your answer is probably "effective." But, if you are putting on sunscreen at the beginning of the day without reapplying every three to four hours, then you are, in fact, overexposing your skin to the sun.

What Your Mascara Says About You

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Believe it or not, celebs use mascara—just like you.
Yes, they have the time and means to get eyelash extensions, tints, microblading and layer on the falsies, but even Hollywood A-listers, like Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore, can't deny the basic essential that is a good mascara. They have their favorites, and we bet you do, too.

What a Celeb A.M. Skin-Care Routine Really Looks Like
Your morning routine has a major impact on your skin.
As natural-appearing makeup has taken over the red carpet, you can't rely on concealer and full-coverage foundation to mask your lack of attention. I-woke-up-like-this perfection is the result of time and effort (two things that may be hard to savage in the morning). Luckily, celebs like Gabrielle Union, Jamie Chung and Zendaya keep us inspired with their flawless skin.

The Best Products to Prevent (and Repair!) Skin Damage
While summer might be the most fun season of the year, it can unfortunately do a number on your skin. From lazy afternoons at the beach to outdoor sports, so much of your time is out in the sun, and, as a result, there are opportunities for damage and irritation at every turn.

Balenciaga’s Fuchsia Embellished Satin Pumps

Balenciaga Fuchsia Embellished Satin Pumps
Get into the Day with Balenciaga’s $2,850 Fuchsia Embellished Satin Pumps. The statement pumps appeared on the Fall ’16 runway and have been trending on the ‘Gram ever since.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Marjorie’s Lavish Looks For Less: Beach Side Coordinates
Marjorie’s recent seaside voyage has inspired a plethora of beachside babe-worthy looks, and we are taking note.  This week, Marjorie set sail in one of the hautest ways to do some lavish lounging – with a coordinating Chanel set that boldly refreshes what it means to be a beachside beauty.
I gathered up some equally lavish looks, but for less, so that you, too, can sunbathe in the cutest of coordinates.

Olivia Culpo's Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuit

This bikini has one killer split personality.
Olivia Culpo's flirty, Tularosa x Revolve two-piece is both sweet and sexy (which is why we love it so much). While its sweetness derives from the crocheted fabric, dainty ruffles and pale pink coloring, the style's shoulder-baring nature and minimal tie bottoms keep the sun-soaked look just the right amount of sultry—making it an ideal choice if you're planning on keeping your beach wardrobe fresh this summer.

This Designer Makes Celeb-Loved Hats for Burning Man, Weddings and more!
For Alessandra Rivera, an outfit isn't complete without a make-you-stop-and-stare kind of hat.
Take a look at her website, and you'll find a woman with golden-glossed eyelids sitting with a large brim hat and nothing else. In a way, her look is complete, even without a top. Rivera's hats are stand-alone pieces that celebs like Uma Thurman take on their international getaways.

Oversized Denim Jackets You Can Wear With All Your Outfits

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Denim jackets are timeless (a.k.a. not a bad investment).
Anywhere you look, any time of year, you're sure to find the sturdy-yet-stylish staple draped across the shoulders of at least a few passersby. Whether you're a fashion editor, a regular Joe or somewhere in between, it's an approachable street style option for all. But its currently summer, after all, and you don't want to layer up in something too tight or constricting. That's where the celeb-love oversized denim jacket comes into play.

Curl Fest 2017
The beauty of natural hair has prospered so much that it’s turned into a full day dedicated to amplified looks of natural hair care that can’t go unnoticed. Over the weekend, that’s exactly what went down on July 15th at Curl Fest 2017 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. But what better way to show off those flawless fros and curls than to get a full glimpse of some spotted fashionistas in the mix too?! Check out the looks i’ve caught up with below!

Khloe Kardashian’s Calabasas $100 P.E. Nation For The Count Colorblock Sports Bra, $140 Down to the Wire Printed Stretch Leggings, and $84 APL Joyride Coral Sneakers
It was all about athleisure for Khloe Kardashian and boyfriend Tristan Thompson in Calabasas, with the Good American co-founder slipping on a $100 P.E. Nation For The Count Colorblock Sports Bra, $140 Down to the Wire Printed Stretch Leggings, and $84 APL Joyride Coral Sneakers:

Kendall & Kylie Jenner Just Launched Some Barely-There Swimwear

ESC: Kendall x Kylie x Revolve Swim Capsule
 The duo just launched a 23-piece swimwear capsule exclusively on
Think: sexy, high-cut one pieces, mesh detailing, flirty neon pinks and one stand-out, army-inspired print. Basically, the collection's a selection of ultra-daring silhouettes you'd likely see on Kendall and Kylie Jenner themselves. (I am especially loving this $135 colorblocked suit with cutouts and small hardware.)
Still searching for the perfect, Instagram-worthy suit? You might just find your perfect match in the sisters' newest range. So get shopping!

Rihanna x PUMA Fenty Fur Slides

We are in pastel heaven with This chic alert. Our favorite bad gal is back at it again, this time introducing the newest editions to the Rihanna x PUMA Fenty Fur Slides collection.

Cream Of The Crop: Best Crop Tops
The summer season is filled with signature necessities, from itsy-bitsy bikinis to crisp white jeans and oversized sunglasses. In recent years, crop tops have earned a standing place in the lineup. While many shy away from this midriff-baring style, it’s actually much more wearable than you would think. Yes, even if you plan to eat a meal! Here are my favorite styles.

BFFs Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner Are Twinning in Latest Fendi Ad

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Best friends that slay together, stay together. (That's how the saying goes, right?)
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid (the two halves that make up KenGi) have joined forces in the name of Fendi's fall/winter 2017-18 ad campaign—shot by the one, the only Karl Lagerfeld.

Miranda Kerr's Wedding Hair Only Took 15 Minutes

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After seeing the fairy tale that was Miranda Kerr's wedding, something about her bridal style looked oddly familiar.
The model rocked the same sleek, low bun on the red carpet of the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Ericka Verrett.

The Valerian Hollywood Premiere with Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Couture, Cara Delevingne in Iris Van Herpen Couture, Kendall Jenner in Carmen March, and More!
The Valerian Hollywood Premiere was brimming with high-fashion! Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are two of the film’s stars, so we expected nothing less.
Check out the premiere’s ensembles below:

Jasmine Tookes and Lameka Fox by Terry Tsiolis for ELLE August 2017

Rita Ora Is Feeling the '70s Vibes, 3 Ways in 1 Day

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Rita Ora shoots…and scores a fashion hat trick.
The Fifty Shades of Grey actress was spotted out in New York City Monday wearing not one, not two, but three different ‘70s-inspired ensembles. The singer paired her throwback outfits with a curly lob, which may or may not remind you of a wet version of Jennifer Lopez's bouncy tresses in Shades of Blue. Not to be confused with Jenny from the Block, Rita went far from incognito in a few bold choices and Tom Ford oversized aviators.

Disney’s D23 Expo 2017 with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay in Prada, Mindy Kaling in Christian Siriano, and More!
The stars were certainly out for this weekend’s D23 Expo 2017! Films like A Wrinkle In Time and Black Panther were promoted at the event, thus some of our favorite stylish actresses and actors made an appearance.
Let’s get into the expo’s looks!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Metal Of A Woman
The metallic trend that sparked a flame in the fashion world many seasons ago has since surpassed everyone’s expectations, spreading like wildfire in every facet of the style world. You name it, they’ve made it in silver, rose, and yellow gold hues. Copper-colored couture pieces, platinum pumps, and seemingly solid gold sneakers are just a few of the fabulous finds that can quickly transform a simple and  beautiful #OOTD into a lavish, ultra-luxe look.

DJ Khaled’s ‘Grateful’ Goes Gold, ‘I’m the One’ Certified 3x Platinum
Another one! DJ Khaled just earned four new certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America for his latest album Grateful.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Best Looks Of The Week : Beyonce in Palomo Spain, Celine Dion in Ralph & Russo Couture, Regina Hall in Tadashi Shoji, and more!
It’s the end of another fabulous week! Without further ado, behold the top 5 most liked look via the ‘Gram!

This Too Faced Lip Gloss Is Like Injections, but Better

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We're big fans of lip gloss around here, but let's be real: If you've tried one, you've tried them all.
That is exactly what we thought until we tried Too Faced Lip Injection Gloss. As you might expect, the name immediately caught our attention. Call it the Kardashian effect, but who doesn't want plumper lips (you know, without the needle)?

Friday, 14 July 2017

Rihanna Is Bringing Puma Fenty Back to New York Fashion Week
Au revoir, Paris! After showing Fenty Puma in Paris the last two seasons, Rihanna has decided to turn to New York Fashion Week. The collection debuted Fall 2016 in New York and showed in Paris for the second and third seasons.

Fendi’s Pom Pom Sandals

Bomb Product of the Day: Fendi's Pom Pom Sandals
This chic Product is Fendi’s $1,000 Pom Pom Sandals.

Beyonce’s Vic Mensa Listening Party Ellery Bell Sleeved Top, Zimmermann Floral Skirt, Brother Vellies Mini Fur Bag, and Azzedine Alaia Sandals
Beyonce and Jay Z stepped out for a Vic Mensa listening party last night in LA. The Snapback is so real!
She walked in with a pair of Azzedine Alaia sandals, but left in a pair of $795 Giuseppe Zanotti Amelia platforms. As far as her ensemble, she slipped on an $1,300 Ellery Mona Lisa bell sleeved top, $851 Zimmermann Corselet floral skirt, and a Brother Vellies mini fur bag.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik By Inez and Vinoodh For Vogue August 2017

Move Aside Jeans, Here Are 9 Palazzo Pants For Every Budget

Branded: Palazzo Pants
Sure, jeans are practical and all, but have you ever worn a pair of palazzo pants?
The wide-leg, statement-making pant (unlike your trusty slim fit jeans) is as daring as a pair of pants gets. For starters, it cinches you at the waist, which helps to define your smallest area. Then there's the legs, which only get wider as they reach your feet—talk about drama! Even if you do it in a neutral color like black or khaki, the style alone makes a bold statement. But if you're really feeling the look, go one step further and opt for a colorful, printed variation.

Lala Anthony’s Instagram Norma Kamali Marissa Nude Studded One Piece Swimsuit Anthony is serving all the heat in Italy! The Power actress posed for a pic on Instagram in a $575 Norma Kamali  Marissa Nude Studded One Piece Swimsuit:

Her head-turning piece is less of a swimsuit and more of a piece of art.

Friday Find: The Secret Behind Marjorie’s Luscious Lashes
This week’s Friday Find reveals the truth behind Marjorie’s luscious lashes. Sources got the inside scoop from Marjorie’s makeup artist, Courtney Gower, who showed  how you, too, can master doll-like lashes in the blink of an eye with the same lashes she uses on Marjorie. Here’s my Friday Find…

Ashley Graham by Matt Jones for ELLE France July 2017

Beyonce Wears Floral Ruffled Jacket by Palomo Spain to Debut Twins Rumi and Sir Carter
The Carter twins said ‘Hello World‘ today on Instagram! Rumi and Sir Carter turned one month old today, and as a present, mom Beyonce has released their first picture:
For the occasion, Queen Carter was styled by Zerina Akers in a frilly printed coat by Palomo Spain, a designer known for his androgynous looks.

Laila Ali’s 3rd Annual Sports Humanitarian Of The Year Awards $378 Likely Hot Pink Elston Dress
Laila Ali was pretty in pink at the 3rd Annual Sports Humanitarian Of The Year Awards, clad in a $378 Likely Hot Pink Elston Dress:

Her halter gown features a curve-hugging fit, keyhole detail, and side slit.

Draya Michele’s BODY at 2017 ESPYs Party $598 Jonathan Simkhai Black Silk High Low Gown
Draya Michele paired a silver metallic bun with a $598 Jonathan Simkhai Black Silk High Low Gown at the BODY at 2017 ESPYs Party:

Her silk dress features a high-low hem and adjustable spaghetti straps.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Beyoncé Debuts First Photo of Twins
The Carter twins are ready to make their debut. In honor of their one-month birthday, Beyoncé has shared the first photo of her and JAY-Z’s son and daughter, Sir and Rumi Carter.

The 2017 ESPYs with Michelle Obama in Cushnie et Ochs, Draya Michele in Tadashi Shoji, Russell Wilson in Tom Ford, and More!

The 2017 ESPYs were star-studded! Our favorite FLOTUS stopped by to deliver an emotional tribute, while a smattering of other stars showed up and showed out for the event.
Let’s see what they wore!

LaLa Anthony’s Italy $105 House Of CB Zante Peach Lace Up One Piece Swimsuit 
Lala stopped the ‘Gram in its tracks when she posed on a yacht in Italy wearing a $105 House Of CB Zante Peach Lace Up One Piece Swimsuit. 

The high cut swimsuit features a plunge neckline and white lace ups in the front of the swimsuit, on the hips, and back.

Victoria Beckham by Jan Welters for Vogue Netherlands July/August 2017

Under $100: Sizzling Summer Sales
The hottest thing about summer isn’t the temperature, it’s the sizzling summer sales. Mid-season shopping allows you to land the biggest deals on the most dazzling designer threads, while they’re still at the peek of their trend. In honor of making couture fantasies an immediate reality, we gathered up some of our favorite sale items– and all for under $100! Get these gorgeous goodies before they’re gone!

Global Beauty Secrets With Nyakio Grieco
Beauty secrets come from everywhere, as Nyakio Grieco, founder of the newly launched skincare brand, Nyakio, can attest to. She has taken advantage of her Kenyan heritage and created a line of products that literally bottles up her family’s healthy skin secrets. The 16-piece range is chock-full of indigenous ingredients ethically sourced from 13 countries around the globe.

Rihanna’s LA $2,600 Fenty x Puma Vanilla Ice Tiered Elastic Cuffs Long Sleeve Jacket
Here’s to another style home run for the ever-so-chic Rihanna!  The walking fashion muse stepped out in LA wearing a $2,600 Fenty x Puma Vanilla Ice Tiered Elastic Cuffs Long Sleeve Jacket as a dress.