Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts of New Year’s Eve

Celebrities Taking Selfie at Met GalaNew Year’s Eve often strikes a precarious chord in our hearts. It’s fueled with the nostalgic memories of the things we leave behind, yet packed with the promise of all we hope the New Year will bring. Add to that, the massive expectation of trying to celebrate it in a magical, blinged-out night-of-all-nights kind of way, and you might just end up in your onesie with a bottle of wine waiting for the ball to drop.

Pooja Mor by Nathaniel Goldberg for Simon Magazine Winter 2015


Best Of 2015: Most Fashionable Couple

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen arrived at Wimbledon in stylish ensembles. 
Hey People! I hope you all had a festive holiday indeed. As we get ready to usher in the New Year, let’s delve into the coupled sartorial stunners of 2015. This year’s fine contenders are equipped to battle with embellished dresses, fitted jumpsuits, tailored suits and chic casual wares. In no particular order, here are my fashionable nominees…

Bill Cosby Arraigned on Sexual Assault Charge from 2014; Judge Sets Bail at $1 Million

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County District Court on sexual assault charges stemming from 2004.
Judge Elizabeth McHugh read the charges against the 48-year-old and, per CNBC, set his bail at $1 million. Per CNN, Cosby handed over his passport and did not enter a plea. He will remain free on bail pending trial. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. If convicted on the felony second degree charge of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby faces five to 10 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine.

Cute Flick Of The Day: December 29th, 2015

Momager Kris Jenner kept it cute as she hopped on a yacht in St. Barts.
Momager Kris Jenner kept it cute as she hopped on a yacht in St. Barts.

Song of Style x Formula X Nail Polish

I don’t really do too much with my nails: I love gel but there’s only so many times in succession you can wear it without doing serious damage. And I use my fingers more than the average person—constantly typing away at the keyboard—so I often find manicures don’t last. But I must admit, I’m quite smitten with these $13 Song of Style x Formula X Nail Polishes:

Louis Vuitton Casts Video Game Character in Spring 2016 Campaign

Louis Vuitton Casts Video Game Character in Spring 2016 Campaign1 
Watch out Kendall, Joan and Chanel! Supermodels have a surprising new form of competition for designer campaigns: video game characters. Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière, has an interesting new campaign featuring Final Fantasy 4 video game character, Lightning.

Fashion Deets: Rihanna’s Barbados Olaya Beach White Triangle Top Nude Contrast Cutout Bikini

Rihanna is back in Barbados! The megastar lounged around in a $198 Olaya Beach White Triangle Top Nude Contrast Cutout Bikini:
Her triangle top and bottom is crafted with a creative cut out details in contrast nude fabric panels.

#WCW#: Erykah Badu

What words can describe Ms. Badu? The “First Lady of Neo Soul” is definitely listed in our mental music Hall of Fame, and has long been the source of all things wisdom, good music, humor and consciousness in the 21st century. She’s never fit the mold, and never tried to.

Best of 2015: Most Fashionable Male

Kanye West kept it classic in black and white at the memorial service for British professor of fashion Louise Wilson while out in London.Over here at Teewhyhive, I make sure we show love to all , both women and men. Although we always check out the womenswear selections and topics, we have to show our fashionable men love too!
So without further ado, I present to you the nominations for the Most Fashionable Man.

Jennifer Lopez by Kenneth Willardt for TV Guide Magazine

Jennifer Lopez by Kenneth Willardt for TV Guide Magazine5

6 Tips For Flawless NYE Beauty From Vivrant Beauty’s Desiree Verdejo

With Instagram and Snapchat use at an all-time high, your NYE look definitely has to be on point. It’s also a great moment to go all out because it sets the tone for the new year—who doesn’t want to have a fabulous start to 2016? Beauty is a big part of any ensemble and can uplift even the most simplest attire, though you’ll most likely opt for something glitzy and glamorous for the momentous night. And since beauty works from the inside out, there are a few steps you should take to make sure you’re on your A-game.

Best of 2015: Fashionista of the Year

8 Solange Knowles's Art Basel Miami 2015 Cushnie et Ochs 
Fashionista of the Year is what you’ve all been waiting for right? It’s always my fave!
This year, there were a big helping of fashionable stars who smoldered on the red carpet in statement-making patterns, gowns that literally stopped traffic, athleisure, and curve-hugging designs. From the reigning champ with her out of this world ‘fro and love for mixed prints to a new mother whose stylish husband took her fashion cred to a whole new level, let’s see who is nominated for 2015.

Monday, 28 December 2015

PRESS PLAY: New Timbaland Project Features An Unreleased Aaliyah Song

Timbaland, Aaliyah
Source: James Devaney / Getty
Timbaland just released his highly anticipated mix tape ‘King Stays King‘ featuring a previously unreleased Aaliyah track.
The smooth melodic sound of Aaliyah’s voice has been missing from the R&B game for over fourteen years, and now fans get a little reprieve from the silence with new music from the late singer.
The 16-track mixtape will feature collabs with Mila J (“Get No Betta”),Young Thug (“Didn’t Do It”), Blaze, and Rich Homie Quan (“Servin’), reports Billboard. 

Cute Flicks Of The Day: December 28th, 2015

Gabrielle kept it cute and effortlessly casual while brunchin' in Miami.
Gabrielle kept it cute and effortlessly casual while brunchin' in Miami.

Best of 2015: Outfit of the Year

5 Rihanna's 2015 Met Gala Costume Institute Ball Guo Pei 2010 Couture Yellow Fur Trimmed Gown 
So, the #BestOf2015 continues…
And, we’ve come to the close of yet another year! We’ve witnessed the evolution of some of our favorite fashionistas and we’ve even watched the growth of some notable up-and-comers. The year 2015 was a pivotal year for a plethora of trends including sheer gowns, sculpted silhouettes and the signature monochromatic look. But, there a few style mavens who managed to get it right in ‘fits that inspired, raised eyebrows and even tugged at our heart strings.
So, join me as we take a trip down memory lane in our favorite looks of the year!

Kashmir Viii African American Icon and Pop Culture Handbags

coming to america Kashmir Viii African American Icon and Pop Culture Handbags 
While cruising one of my favorite Instagram feeds for Stylish Inspiration, I happened across Kashmir Vii, an artist that creates accessories, coasters, canvas paintings, and tees inspired by African-American Icons and Pop Culture.

Fashion Deets: Jade Thirlwall In House Of CB Claudia Blue & Nude Lace Deep Plunge Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall celebrated her 23rd birthday in New Castle while sporting a $225 House Of CB ‘Claudia’ Blue And Nude Lace Deep Plunge Long Sleeve Maxi Dress:
Her leggy look is crafted from fine blue lace, sheer nude mesh and features a floaty maxi design.

Best of 2015: Best Designer or Brand

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It’s been a year of designer shake-ups in fashion (but honestly isn’t that becoming the norm?).
Brands as simple and familiar as American Apparel or Abercrombie & Fitch have been revamped with new creative heads just like the luxury labels (think Balenciaga and Gucci). Though it seems like product production is at an all time high (seems may honestly be a light term to use), designers still have the onus of standing out amongst it all. Here are a few that have.

Zendaya, Justine Skye, Imaan Hamman, & More by Mikael Jansson for Vogue US January 2016

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Take It or Leave It? Top Trends of 2015

Nicki Minaj vs. Jada Pinkett Smith in Balmain's Embellished Velvet Fringe Dress

Happy Monday everyone! I hope all had wonderful holiday time and were able to spend some time relaxing with loved ones. Has anyone started their after Christmas shopping yet? The time has come for us to discuss all those trends that hit online, Instagram and, of course, Teewhyhive throughout 2015. Which looks should leap into the New Year with us and which ones need to stay at the door on December 31st?

Fashion Deets: Kylie Jenner In Balmain Pre-Fall 2015 Green Embellished Fringe Dress

Kylie Jenner posed on Instagram during the Kardashian-Jenner holiday party in a Balmain Pre-Fall 2015 Green Embellished Fringe Dress, gifted to her by Olivier Rousteing:
Her dress was worn as a jacket in the brand’s Pre-Fall collection. It was paired with a long green top, rust-hued belt cinching the waist, rust pleated mini skirt, black tights, and patent cap toe, ankle-strap pumps.

Lily Aldridge for VOGUE Spain January 2016


Weekend Cuteness

Lady-Gaga--christmas-shopping-in-New-YorkHappy Monday everyone!
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
Celebs are finally taking a break before the epic NYE celebrations to come, thus a small group of them were spotted out and about this weekend in casual ‘fits.
Let’s see what they wore!

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Fashion Deets: Fashion Nova for New Years Eve!

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Fashion  favorite Fashion Nova is the place to go for all your holiday party and New Year’s Eve needs! Want inspiration?
Check out how a few Hotties rocked a few Fashion Nova looks.

Fashion Deets: Alexander Wang Debuts Jewelry Collection

Alexander Wang Launches Debut Jewelry Collection
Last minute shoppers, look no further than Alaxander Wang’s debut jewelry collection for the perfect gift! Despite featuring only 4 pieces, each piece is a standout!

Beauty Deets: ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lip in StingRAYE

Beauty Bomb Product: ColourPop's Ultra Matte Lip in StingRAYE
ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lip stains are the perfect addition to any makeup bag. They glide on smoothly and evenly and dry in the perfect matte finish. ColorPop has created a variety of colors, but StingRAYE is a must have thanks to its rich mauve brown shade. The shade was created as a part of collection in collaboration with beauty vlogger Raye from It’s My Raye Raye.

Prepare for It By Majorie Harvey
The onset of a new year is an exciting time for us all. It’s a time in which we can recharge, begin a new chapter/phase in life with a renewed sense of purpose and direction. Most of us have some kind of New Year routine. Whether formal or informal, we begin the start of the coming year with plans, visions, and some sort of great expectations.

Best of 2015: The Top TV Fashion Moments

FOX's 'Empire' - Season Two 
I loved seeing Mrs. Lyon's wardrobe evolve this year. She traded in the head-to-toe leopard print of last season for spectacular high fashion looks like this Gucci Fall 2013 dress. 

Fashion Deets: Rihanna In Marques Alemeida Frayed Denim Halter Top

3 Rihanna's Barbados Boxing Day Marques Alemeida Frayed Denim Halter Top 
Rihanna celebrated Boxing Day in Barbados in a $390 frayed halter top by Marques Almeida:

Fashion Deets: Khloe Kardashian In HPE Snake X Leggings and Givenchy Plane Print Backpack

Khloe+Kardashian+Khloe+Kardashian+Hits+Gym-hpe-givenchy-2Khloe Kardashian headed to the gym in Beverly Hills donning $125 HPE Snake X Leggings and a Givenchy Plane Print Backpack:
Her leggings boast a snake pattern, hidden pocket, an elastic waistband, and are crafted from high tech compression fabric.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Steve Harvey Pokes Fun at Miss Universe Blunder and Wishes You a Merry...Not Christmas

Steve Harvey, Christmas
Ho, ho, ho indeed, Steve Harvey!
After making headlines by crushing the hopes and dreams of Miss Colombia by incorrectly declaring her the winner of the Miss Universe 2015 pageant and then having her give up the crown to the actual winner, Miss Philippines, the show host, comedian and TV personality is maintaining his sense of humor.
"Merry Easter y'all!" he wrote on Instagram on Friday, Christmas Day, alongside a photo of himself standing near a huge wreath while giving the peace sign and smoking a cigar.
Harvey's Miss Universe gaffe last Sunday remains one of the most talked-about in the international beauty pageant's 63-year history and had sparked a slew of memes.

5 Days, 5 Ways: How to Wear Plaid Without Looking Like a Lumberjack

ESC: Victoria Beckham
No matter the time of year, plaid can do you no wrong.
Whether you're channeling festive vibes, schoolgirl chic or garage grunge, the pattern attracts the eye in ways both minimalists and maximalists can appreciate.
For instance, take Victoria Beckham, proponent of all things chic, streamlined and neutral. In a refreshing move, Posh paired a long, plaid coat with bright bottoms for a crisp, boardroom-appropriate look. The trick to pulling off this outfit involves taking a subtle, accenting color in the plaid and finding a solid pant in a vibrant shade of the same hue.

T.I. and Tiny Reveal They Are Expecting a Baby—Watch the Cute Christmas Announcement!

Tameka 'Tiny' Harris, T.I., TI, Tiny
Well, it looks like the Harris family is expanding in 2016...
Rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle made an exciting announcement Christmas evening—that they're expecting a baby!
The future arrival will be the longtime couple's third child together, as they are parents to Clifford "King" Joseph Harris III and Major Philant Harris. Tiny gave birth to a stillborn baby girl, Leyah Amore Harris on March 22, 2007, six months into her pregnancy.

Idris Elba For Notion Magazine

Snapshot: Idris Elba For Notion Magazine
Source: Notion Magazine

Jennifer Lopez for People en Espanol January 2016

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Fashion Deets: Rihanna In Bape x Puma Camo Jacket and Pink Sneakers

Rihanna was spotted out in L.A. 
Rihanna stepped out in Bape x Puma head to toe.
Her $480 camo coat has a long silhouette.

Merry Christmas from Teewhyhive!

Instagram media by alltheprettybirdsofficial - Shoesday Tuesday: 6 Party Shoes to Ring In 2016 ‪#‎now‬ on ‪#‎alltheprettybirds‬ :
Merry Christmas to you and yours from Teewhyhive!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Janet Jackson to Undergo Surgery

Janet Jackson
Attention Janet Jackson fans…
The Grammy-winning singer took to Twitter today to announce that she's been forced to postpone her entire Unbreakable Tour dates after receiving word that she must undergo surgery.
"Hey you guys…Happy holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon," she began by explaining on social media.
"It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your ticket. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced."

Dare to Wear: Beyonce Proves Ugly Christmas Sweaters Can Be Chic

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The ugly holiday sweater parties are over—now what?
In case you're like us and hate wearing an item only once, there is a way to reuse Grandma's special gift. To do this, one must channel the queen of all things fierce—and in this instance—festive, Beyoncé.
Sure, Bey looks a little over the top in her Christmas get-up, but she's wearing all the elements of one outstanding, perfect-for-any-occasion outfit. The first thing you must do? Remove the tinsel or opt for a tartan or plaid long cardigan. (Yes, that thrift store find or Grandpa's old sweater works just fine.)

Hometown Hero: Misty Copeland Gets A Street Named After Her In San Pedro

Misty Copeland And Cindi Levine Light The Empire State Building Pink In Celebration Of Glamour's Girl Project
Source: Noam Galai / Getty
San Pedro honored their hometown hero Misty Copeland by naming a street after her.
Copeland was greeted by hundreds of fans after an amazing year of breaking barriers and dancing with grace, poise, and expertise.
Misty became the first African-American principle dancer at American Ballet Theatre in June. Now her entire town is celebrating her groundbreaking acheivements.
The 33-year-old gave a heart-touching speech to a crowd of 500, saying:
“Growing up in the atmospheres that I grew up in, San Pedro was the only place I ever considered home,” Copeland said, tearing up. “There really hasn’t been a place that’s replaced that in my heart since I lived here and I’m so proud, and I never forget San Pedro.”
Misty is a perfect example of where hard work, perseverance, and pursuing your dreams full throttle can take you. Like so many other black women, the odds were stacked against her racially and economically. She almost had to quit her craft because her parents didn’t have a car to take her to and from practice. But she didn’t give up, and now she’s a legend…and a street!
The ballerina celebrated by posting on her IG page:
You make us so proud, Misty!

Will Smith Shines In ‘Concussion,’ His Most Oscar-Worthy Role To-Date

AFI FEST 2015 Presented By Audi Centerpiece Gala Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Concussion' - Arrivals
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In one of his most challenging, Oscar-worthy roles yet, Will Smith portrays a Nigerian coroner in Concussion — a tale of medicine, science and football. The movie follows the life of Bennet Omalu, the doctor responsible for bringing to light one of the most robust medical discoveries in sports history.
The film, which is based on a searing GQ article ‘Game Brain‘ written by Jeanne Marie Laskasby in 2009, took the lid off of the NFL’S dirty laundry.

This Week In Cuteness

Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley-in-Ripped-jeansHappy Thursday and Christmas Eve everyone!
It’s a wet, but warm one in the Big Apple, thus there’s no complaints on this side.
At the end of a busy year, there was a smattering of celebs out and about this week—at movie premieres, dinner, film screenings, and other sightings.
Let’s see what they wore!

Chrissy Teigen by Yu Tsai for VOGUE Thailand January 2016


Fun and Fabulous Celebrity Christmas Cards

 Beyonce wished her fans Happy Holidays with her Cake by the Pound cards
Beyonce wished her fans Happy Holidays with her Cake by the Pound cards