Friday, 31 July 2015

15 Comfy Block Heels You Won't Mind Wearing Everyday

Every fashionable woman needs a pair of block heels in her closet this summer. Not as comfortable as flats but less painful than stilettos, the shoes give all the support without sacrificing style. From basic black to studded to colorblock to printed, block heels come in a variety of styles that blend fashion and function. Ahead, my top 15 block heel picks.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Family, Including Bobby Brown, Pat and Cissy Houston, Gather at Wake

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Bobbi Kristina Brown's loved ones came together Friday evening for the 22-year-old's wake in Atlanta.
Whitney Houston's mother Cissy Houston and Pat Houston were seen arriving together at the funeral home around 6 p.m. to say their unimaginably difficult goodbyes.
Meanwhile, Bobby Brown and his wife Alicia—along several other members of the Brown family—were seen waiting in the cars as the Houstons were inside the home.
Upon their departure, per People, Bobby and Alicia made their way inside to see Bobbi Kristina.
A funeral service will be held at St. James United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning, according to NBC affiliate WXIA.
  There will be a burial in New Jersey on Monday.
It has been five days since Bobbi Kristina passed away, after nearly seven months in a comatose state stemming from a January 31 incident where she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her home.

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Michelle Obama: If I Could Have a Different Job, "I'd Be Beyoncé"

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Michelle Obama is dishing her younger self some sage words of wisdom in her latest Instagram clip with rapper Wale.
The two teamed up to support the Reach Higher campaign, and FLOTUS revealed the best bit of advice that she would share if she could go back and do it all again.
"Don't be afraid and to ask for help," the First Lady explained.
Wale then asked what she would like to do if she had a different occupation, and her answer may surprise you!
"I would be Beyoncé," she said with a smile, while busting a "Single Ladies" dance move. "I got the hand up!"

The Kardashians & Jenners Reimagined As Disney Princesses

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The Kardashians and Jenners have been Disney-fied!
Well, sort of. Artist Dylan Charles Bonner has reimagined the Kardashian and Jenner sisters as Disney princesses.
Kim Kardashian is depicted in a parody illustration as Snow White, or rather, "Snow West," while sister Khloé Kardashian is, wait for it, Rapunzel! Excellent choice, given the fact that the natural light brunette has been totally rocking her honey blonde locks over the past few months.
See more photos of all of the Kardashian sisters and Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner as Disney another family member as a fan favorite villain at Refinery29.

5 Days, 5 Ways: How Celebs Wear Overalls Without Looking Like a Farmer

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In this very special edition of 5 Days, 5 Ways, we take on an all-season trend many of us non-model-size individuals dare not attempt: fashion-friendly overalls!
Here's the problem with these coveralls: Oftentimes you need legs for days to avoid any frump factor. (The oompa loompa look? We think not.) Not to mention, styling these pieces can easily veer left into farmer Jane territory.
So how do we master this trend so beloved by stylish stars like Zendaya and Taylor Swift? E! Style Collective stylist Lindsay Albanese took it up. Check her break down five street-style-worthy looks inspired by our favorite celebs below:

Naomi Campbell Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Assault on Paparazzo in Sicily

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Naomi Campbell was convicted of assault by a Sicilian court Friday for scratching a paparazzo's eye in August 2009.
The model was given a six months suspended prison sentence, according to Britain's Telegraph, which her lawyer has vowed to appeal.
"We are appealing the ruling surrounding the 2009 incident," attorney Guido Carlo Alleva said in a statement obtained by E! News. "Due to the ongoing legal process, we cannot discuss the matter further at this time."
Per the Telegraph, the incident occurred when the photographer, Gaetano Di Giovanni, was snapping pictures of the model with her then-boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, as they stepped off their boat in the Sicilian town of Lipari. Di Giovanni took photographs of the couple as they strolled through the narrow streets and did some sight-seeing, when Campbell hit him with her purse.
The presumably designer handbag ended up scratching Di Giovanni's eye, causing him to seek medical treatment and take three days to recover from the injury.
"I had just started taking some shots of her and I did not expect such a violent reaction," he said in 2013, after Campbell was ordered to stand trial in Italy, according to the Telegraph.
The model's attorneys then reached an agreement with the photographer and he withdrew the charges; however, according to Italian news agency Ansa, prosecutor Francesco Massara ordered the trial to go ahead in the public interest due to the intensity of the charges.
Of course, this wasn't the first time Campbell had a run-in with the law.

Trans Man Reveals His Truth: ‘I’m Happy To Be A Woman, I’m Happy To Look Like A Man’

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“I feel like I lost out a lot on my life, because I was too busy pretending to be someone else.”
Cayes was assigned a female identity at birth, but started his transition in 2009. Recently, he starred in an emotional episode of the original docu-series, Secret Lives Of Americans (on Pivot, Friday, July 24). The point of the series is for the star to video record themselves telling the people in their lives their big secret they’ve been holding on to years. Cayes’ secret was that he was assigned female at birth and for the past six years has been living as a man.

Cayes’ parents weren’t accepting when he first came out and he hadn’t told his co-workers about his transgender status, but when Cayes recently read an article about a young transgender person who committed suicide, he decided he couldn’t keep his secret any longer. He didn’t want transgender people like him to feel they need to be ashamed of who they are and he didn’t want to live in the shadows any more.
Cayes is a resident of Long Beach, CA and works full time as a behavior interventionist at an elementary school and part time as a “manny” for a local family. He loves working with kids and didn’t want anything to jeopardize his opportunity to do so, but Cayes had a secret and he was worried that telling it might affect the way people perceived him.
After watching Cayes’ powerful episode of Secret Lives Of Americans, we reached out to him to gain insight on what life is like as a Black trans man and how it feels to release his secret.

Vanessa White’s Diet Coke x J.W. Anderson Launch Party Balmain Black and Green Harlequin Print Mini Dress

Vanessa White surely made a few women green with envy at the Diet Coke x J.W. Anderson Launch Party in a $1,575 Balmain Harlequin Print Mini Dress in the hue:

Rita Ora by David Dunan for Glamour Magazine UK September 2015


Best Looks Of The Week

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Hey yall!
After surviving another hectic week, let’s unwind and get into some of our favorite looks!

Is Jay Z Leaving TIDAL?

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After assembling all of his rapper friends for the press conference of the century and making us pay $9.99 to watch Beyonce and Nicki Minaj be flawless in Flawless, Jay Z is allegedly walking away from TIDAL.
According to reports, Birdman’s $50 million lawsuit against the streaming service was the straw that broke the camel’s back. *No Pun Intended*
Birdman sued TIDAL after it released Wayne’s album FWA when they own the rights to his music. While we’re taking this rumor with a grin of salt, we can see Jigga jumping ship. He’s a businessman and with TIDAL not doing well as projected, he won’t keep investing money into a sinking ship.

Her Outfit Costs What?! Reese Witherspoon's $1,037 Summer-Perfect Street Style

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Two words: Draper James. Sound familiar? That's the name of Reese Witherspoon's new clothing, accessories and home goods line, and it's every inch as chic as the actress herself. Which is why it makes perfect sense that the 39-year-old has stepped up as her brand's best street style model this summer.
Most recently, she donned this effortlessly chic Draper James ensemble while running errands in Los Angeles, and instantly inspired a serious case of outfit envy. While none of the pieces alone are overwhelmingly expensive, the look head-to-toe will take a serious chunk out of your wallet.
Looking pretty in polka dots, the Oscar-winner sported a classic black and white blouse with crisp white jeans, which ring in at $145 and $175 respectively. She opted for a summer-perfect pair of nude platform wedges in the form of these Paul Andrew beauties. However, at a hefty $372, they're not exactly the budget-friendly shoe buy.

Chrissy Teigen Balances a Plate of Chicken Wings on Her Butt

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Chrissy Teigen is a woman of many talents...if you can call this a talent.
The supermodel and famous foodie slipped into a sexy swimsuit and posed poolside while shooting images for her upcoming cookbook Thursday. At one point during the shoot, Teigen, 29, balanced a plate of chicken wings on her butt and shared the video via Instagram, writing, "what's up chicken butt."
Teigen's husband, John Legend, took a break from swimming to sample some of her hot, sticky wings. He tried to grab one, but she shook her moneymaker in the other direction. After teasing the musician, she finally relented and let him have a few. The 36-year-old "Glory" singer-songwriter shared another Instagram video from their odd dining experience, writing, "These are a few of my favorite things..."

Zoe Saldana Flaunts Killer Abs, Post-Baby Weight Loss in Gym Selfie: ''It's Been Difficult but so Rewarding''

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 Zoe Saldana is one hot mama.  
 The 37-year-old actress, who gave birth to twin boys in December 2014 and gained an estimated 70 pounds while pregnant, took to Facebook on Wednesday to flaunt her post-baby weight loss—and the proud mama is looking fab! "Almost there! It's been difficult but so rewarding. I feel strong. All it takes is determination! Mommies we can all do it, damn it!!!" the Guardians the Galaxy star captioned the pic in which she's showing off her toned abs and skinny frame.
Saldana, who is married to Marco Perego, 36, hasn't been shy about documenting her slim-down progress. She regularly writes on Facebook, encouraging other moms to get fit in addition to revealing her tips and tricks.

"Also, mommies, don't beat yourselves if you fall off the wagon and eat like teenagers..." the Avatar star wrote in late April. "This is for life and not a temporary fix. So why am I going to add more stress to my life by putting a deadline on my healthy lifestyle...don't make this a comeback. Make it for life."

The Asymmetrical Skirt

Maxi? Midi? No need to decide on a hemline — have them both. Asymmetry is trending: Its indecisive spirit is infectious, yet its shifting lines can get a little well… abstract. To bombshell this basic asymmetrical skirt, begin with a snakeskin high-heeled sandal, lengthening the leg and showcasing the dramatic hemline. Pair with a matching crop top, creating a torso-revealing cutout effect that escalates the trend factor. Accessorize with a tribal-inspired bib necklace, the flirtatious swing of a crossbody bag, and a pair of cat-eye sunglasses. Wrap up the look with a sweeping kimono, accentuating the fluidity factor but keeping it sheer enough to show your seductive shapes.

Chanel Iman’s Zimmermann Melrose Place Flagship Store Opening Zimmermann Fall 2015 Burgundy Keyhole Dress

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Chanel Iman flaunted lots of leg and cleavage at Zimmermann’s Melose Place Flagship Store Opening in a keyhole knit dress from the brand’s Fall 2015 collection:

Lorra Rivers Nikita Clutch

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Lorra Rivers, who makes her own leather handbags. I think you’ll like the Nikita Clutch:

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Mariah Carey and James Packer Shacking Up in Malibu: See Their $10K-a-Day Digs!

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From Ibiza to Israel, Mariah Carey and James Packer have been celebrating their love all over the world. But is the new couple already settling down?
E! News has learned that Mariah and her children will be vacationing for the next several weeks in a $30 million Airbnb home located in Malibu's exclusive Carbon Beach neighborhood.
Longtime residents of Carbon Beach include moguls Jeffrey Katzenberg, Irving Azoff and Larry Ellison.
The cost to rent the luxe beachfront property where Mariah's staying? Oh, just a cool $10K a day!

Kendall Jenner & Kylie Jenner’s First Footwear Collection Revealed—Plus, Sneak a Peek of Their New Apparel Line!

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Footwear NewsGiven Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner's affinity for rocking sky-high heels, you know this shoe line has long been in the works.
That's right: The Jenner gals are embarking on their latest foray in the fashion world with their first signature shoe line under the Kendall + Kylie brand (previously, they collaborated with Steve Madden on a capsule collection of covetable footwear). The eponymous addition isn't just narrowed to shoes, however, with a line of bikinis and apparel also set to hit stores spring 2016.  
As for that sleek new footwear, the heels are every inch as chic as the sisters themselves. Lace-up black booties, platform shoes and white closed-toed pumps make up just some of the styles in their new line. And by the looks of it, there's only one pair of flats in the entire collection, which may have more to do with Kylie's own preferences than anything else.

Find Out Which Neutral Shade Works Best for Your Skin Tone

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One of the biggest red carpet fashion faux pas? Wearing a skin-like shade that washes you out.
When it comes to wearing neutrals, everyone's skin is so different that it can be a bit perplexing to find the perfect beige or flattering cream for you.
According to style expert Amy B. Mizrahie, it's "less a matter of your skin color and more a focus on your tone," she said.
Basically, do you fall into the warm, neutral or cool-tone category?
Once you've answered that, pinpointing your undertone is really all it takes to solve this fashion formula.
For instance, warm tones (which we see on stars like Eva Mendes) have yellow or olive undertones. "Warmer tones want to wear richer colors that pop, such as rich tans or creamier pinks," the expert explained. You also want to stay away from neutrals that have too much yellow. Generally speaking, "stay away from anything that matches or closely resembles your skin," she added.

Jamaica Will Actually Hold Its First LGBT Pride Celebration In August

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Jamaica is set to hold its first pride celebration next week. Security concerns prevent a parade, but organizers have planned a full week of events. This is monumental because Jamaica is a country that is known for extreme homophobia. According to the Human Rights Watch, Jam Rock’s LGBT population lives in constant fear, and anyone who listens to (and understands) dancehall may be familiar with anti-gay sentiment in a lot of the music where many artists make references to “burning the chi chi man,” etc. Marriage between men is is also illegal in the country, which is a holdover from British Colonial law.
However, the festivities will commence from August 1-8 in the nation’s capital city, Kingston. This is also concurrent with Jamaica’s Emancipation and Independence celebration. Festivities will include a flash mob, an opening ceremony, an art exhibition, an open mic night, a flag raising ceremony, and a coming out symposium that will feature allies to the community, reports the Advocate
“We will pause the negative vibrations from anti-gay lobby groups and focus on the strides we have made as a community. More importantly, we will recommit to initiatives that see us moving forward as one community,” said  Latoya Nugent, the associate director of the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG).

Kylie Jenner will celebrate her 18th birthday in Canada

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Kylie Jenner will turn 18 on Aug. 10th, however, she won't celebrate her birthday in the States because the legal drinking age is 21 years.

According to beachclubmtl's page, Kylie has been invited to Canada to celebrate her birthday on the 16th of August and she is getting paid for it!
Kylie’s throwing a rager at Beachclub Montreal. Canada’s answer to Ibiza, a mini party island with a beach, pool, A-list DJs and lots of booze.

Meek Mill Fires Back at Drake on ‘Wanna Know’

Ain’t this what they’ve been waiting for? After a pair of diss tracks from Drake (“Charged Up” and “Back to Back”), Meek Mill finally retaliates with a record of his own called “Wanna Know.”
In between touring with Nicki Minaj, the Philly MC heads back in the studio and comes back breathing fire. He doesn’t hold back, firing shot after shot at Drake, who he accused of hiring a ghostwriter named Quentin Miller to write his rhymes.
Who had the better diss? Listen and weigh in below.

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Drink a Can of Coke (Hint: It's Not Pretty)

When it comes to putting terrible stuff into our bodies (pizza, cupcakes, pizza topped with cupcakes), our motto is: Just let us live. Meaning, it's pretty hard to turn us off to any of the food we love to eat, because if we feel like eating Taco Bell, you better believe we are hitting that drive-thru harder than Leonardo DiCaprio hits on models. (Hi-yo!)
But this infographic created by former U.K. pharmacist Niraj Naik actually makes us think twice about throwing back that can of Coke.
Naik, who is also known as the Renegade Pharmacist, showed exactly what happens the hour after you drink a can of Coca-Cola. He used the research done by Blisstree's Wade Meredith to show off the soda side effects as a way to teach people about the dangers of high-fructose corn syrup. 
"After seeing so many people suffering from obesity related diseases like heart disease, diabetes and the side effects of the medication they were taking, I was strongly motivated to research what actually causes people to become obese, it clearly was not just the fat they were eating!" he wrote. "I actually discovered that a trigger factor for many widespread diseases of the west such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes could be closely linked to the consumption of one particular substance found in many processed foods and drinks – fructose in the form of high fructose corn syrup."

Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Willow Smith, Mariah Carey and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by Carine Roitfeld and Jean-Paul Goude for Harper’s Bazaar Icons Portfolio September 2015


5 Areas Of Your Body That Show Your True Age… And How To Look Youthful.

Obviously, we all want to put our best face forward. However, when it comes to aging, most of us focus only on the face, not realizing that there are many other areas of our body that, unfortunately, betray our true age. No matter how diligently we exfoliate our t-zone, something as random as our hands could be revealing how old we really are. To look our best, it’s important to address the sneaky signs of aging, from head to toe. Here, the five areas of our body that are showing our age.

How to Accessorize a Swimsuit—Without Looking Like a Try-Hard

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Going to the beach with friends (and knowing an Instagram photo shoot will undoubtedly ensue) can be a struggle. What do you wear with a bathing suit anyway? Alone your swimwear feels kind of sad. Then again, you don't want to look like you tried too hard.
Enter: waterside accessories.
Working it at the beach has a different, more simplified approach than working it on the streets. Thankfully, you only need to invest in a few key accessories to look pulled together. The added bonus? You can wear these staples whether you're relaxing under the sun or headed back to school (or you know, the office) in the fall.

This Week In Cuteness

We have one more day left in July: can you believe how the year is flying?
This week, celebs slipped on dresses of every iteration in the Sunshine State, along with some more casual looks including denim, sneakers, bodysuits, and more.
Let’s see what they wore!

Amber Rose’s Agent Provocateur West Hollywood Boutique Dolce & Gabbana Floral Filigree Cat Eye Sunglasses and Ohne Titel Zip Front Pointelle Dress

Amber Rose indulged in some retail therapy at the Agent Provocateur West Hollywood Boutique in a $339 Dolce & Gabbana Floral Filigree Cat Eye Sunglasses and $530 Ohne Titel Zip Front Pointelle Dress:

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Zayn Malik Says He Left One Direction to Make ''Real Music,'' Signs With RCA Records

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Just over four months after Zayn Malik announced his decision to leave One Direction, the 22-year-old musician is revealing the real reason why he parted ways with the boy band.
"I guess I never explained why I left , it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am! #realmusic #RCA !!" the English singer wrote on Twitter today. He also tweeted a photo of himself signing a contract, announcing his decision to team up with RCA Records.
"#REALME," he wrote on Twitter after sharing his new venture with his 15.1 million followers.

Khloé Kardashian Responds to Nitpicking Critics: "My Knee Will Always Look Funny but I'm Healthy"

There's no need to criticize Khloé Kardashian's knees. And yet her knees caught some heat on Twitter today!
Why? Because apparently there's a perfect knee we all need to aspire to, and Khloé's joints just don't fit the bill. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star realizes, of course, it's ridiculous to ridicule the joints that connect her limbs and allow her to walk.
"For those of you commenting about how my knee looks funny.... I have had three major knee surgeries," she wrote. "One was reconstructed due to a car accident when I was 16. So yes, my knee will always look funny but I'm healthy."
Exactly, and the last thing we need is Khloé or any other women out there developing insecurities about their knees. Being healthy is the bee's knees—but nitpicking? Not so much.

Elevate a Classic Ponytail With a Simple Braid You Can Actually Do at Home

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The classic ponytail should never be overlooked. That said, there are instances in which the simple style can use a little zhush—a subtle upgrade, if you will.
To do this, celebs like Charlize Theron, Iggy Azalea and Emma Roberts have been incorporating braids of all varieties—French, fishtail, you name it—into their ponytails. Although beautiful and covet-worthy, these intricate styles are also complicated and—let's be honest—ain't nobody got time for that.
How do we find that perfect medium between super simple and red-carpet status? 
Celeb hairstylist Glenn Nutley stopped by E! News to show us how to upgrade a tried-and-true pony with a braid you can actually do. This easy-to-do iteration not only lifts strands from your face and neck, but it creates the illusion of volume on top—a welcome relief in these sweltering months.

Kim Kardashian Is Clearly Kylie Jenner's Fashion Muse—See Every Time They’ve Dressed Identically!

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If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then Kylie Jenner has been giving Kim Kardashian near-weekly compliments.
At this point, Jenner straight up copies Kim's style. Not that we blame her considering her big sister is a world-renowned fashionista—naturally she looks up to her!
Plus, being a family member means perks in the form of access to said style icon's closet. Because in addition to recreating Mrs. West's past fashion hits with her own pieces, she also wears items directly from Kim's wardrobe. 
Just yesterday, Kylie stepped out in a very similar outfit that Kim wore in Paris last year. While her bright white body suit was sans sleeves, the fitted number had the same neckline and sculpting effect on the 17-year-old as it did on Kim. Both ladies donned high-waisted, light-wash jeans (Kylie's courtesy of 7 For All Mankind) and closed-toed stilettos. From their look-alike outfits to their coordinating poses, these girls didn't just look like sisters; they looked like style twins.
True, Kylie may have accused Kim of stalking her style and acting "like my Tumblr is Vogue magazine" in the past, but now it seems the fashion roles have flipped.

Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner Have Finally Met in Person

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The highly anticipated meeting between Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner has finally happened.
A source confirms to E! News that the two exes met at Caitlyn's Malibu house yesterday for their first face-to-face get together, undoubtedly an emotional moment for both.
Kris, who openly struggled with the news of Caitlyn's transition on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is the last of the family members to meet Caitlyn. And although she stayed mum about Jenner's debut in the beginning, Kris broke her silence on the matter and called Caitlyn's transition inspiring.
"I think it's amazing," the 59-year-old told Extra at the Daily Mail's Seriously Popular Party in Cannes last month. "I think that someone following their dream is truly inspirational to a lot of people. You have to do what makes you happy."

Jay Z Signs Jerome Boateng to Roc Nation Sports

Jay Z is adding another superstar to the Roc Nation Sports roster.
The hip-hop mogul just signed one of Europe’s hottest soccer players, Jerome Boateng, to his management company.
Boateng is a defender for Bayern Munich, one of Germany’s best teams. The 26-year-old becomes the first soccer star and European to join the Roc Nation Sports family, which includes athletes such as Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz, and Skylar Diggins.
They celebrated the deal at Jay Z’s 40/40 club in New York before continuing the party at Hov’s private villa. “I took my sister and my best friend,” Boateng told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. “It was a great day with Jay Z. We could ask him anything.”
They bonded over their love for music and sports. “We mostly talked about music and [soccer]. Jay Z knows about [soccer] and has watched numerous games,” said Boateng.
With Jay Z’s help, Boateng hopes to conquer the U.S. “America is a big market. With Jay Z and Roc Nation I have a lot, we want to try what is possible.”

Adorable 8-Year-Old Boy Gets World’s First Pediatric Double Hand Transplant

Eight-year-old, Zion Harvey is making history as the first person to ever receive a double hand transplant. When Harvey was two-years-old, he developed a serious infection that resulted in the removal of his hands and feet. That never stopped him from doing anything. “When I get those hands, I will be proud of what hands I get,” Harvey graciously told ABC News.
Philadelphia doctors performed the miracle after having a team of 40 doctors practice on cadavers. 12 of those surgeons performed the procedure at The Children’s Hospital In Philadelphia in 11 hours.

Lil’ Kim Accuses Daughter’s Father Of Domestic Violence, Child Custody Situation Heats Up

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Things between  Lil’ Kim and her babydaddy, Mr. Papers, are getting even more tense. The custody battle over their one-year-old daughter is heated, and accusations are flying left and right. According to Bossip, Mr. Papers says Lil’ Kim has blocked him from seeing their daughter ever since their split and has asked family court to step in. Meanwhile, Lil’ Kim claims that Papers beat her up.
Papers filed for visitation last month, asking for one day a week.Papers’ publicist Tasha Hilton says he isn’t trying to take her, he just wants to see her, and he’s not trying to make a spectacle of the situation, but Kim isn’t playing fair. Kim didn’t show up for their July 9 hearing, and instead, filed her own suit accusing Papers of beating her up. Papers insists that things never got physical during their relationship, and that Kim’s suit is a ploy to further prevent him from seeing their child.
“She’s playing really dirty now with the domestic situation,” Hilton said. “There has never been any domestic violence.”
Papers and Kim will go before a North Jersey family court judge this week on the domestic violence allegations. Their relationship, according to Hilton, had been plagued with drama over infidelity. However, at the moment, Hilton said his primary concern is their daughter despite any problems he may have with Kim. He doesn’t want his daughter to grow up without him in her life.

Mary J Blige’s Beverly Hills Giuseppe Zanotti Rylee Flat Knee High Gladiator Gold Ring Sandals

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Mary J Blige was spotted shopping it up with Simone Smith (LL Cool J’s wife) in Beverly Hills in a draped top, jeans, and $2,460 Giuseppe Zanotti Design Rylee Flat Knee High Gladiator Sandals:

5 Black Shoe Designers You Should Know: Aminah Abdul Jillil, Layla Joy Williams of Iylia Collection, Aurora James of Brother Vellies, and More!

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After featuring Malone Souliers lace up heels as a special feature of the Day, and discovering that one half of the founding team was black fashionisto Roy Luwolt, I realized that there are probably a lot of African-Americans behind the scenes creating haute heels!
Below, five fabulous footwear designers you should have on your radar:

Kim Kardashian’s Van Nuys Maison Martin Margiela Crepe de Chine Dress and Wolford Bilbao Dress

Kim Kardashian showed off her baby bump in Van Nuys in two pieces from two of her favorite brands: $745 a Maison Martin Margiela Crepe de Chine Dress and $325 Wolford Bilbao Dress:

Uzo Aduba’s Orange Is The New Black 2015 TCA Summer Tour Panel Discussion L.K. Bennett Coney Printed Dress

Uzo Aduba chatted at the Orange Is The New Black 2015 TCA Summer Tour Panel Discussion in a $525 L.K. Bennett Coney Printed Dress:

Ellie Goulding’s Abbey Road Studios Isabel Marant Wool Blend Sweater and High Waisted Stretch Cotton Denim Skirt

Ellie Goulding was spotted outside of the iconic Abbey Road Studios in a $640 Isabel Marant Wool Blend Sweater and $430 High Waisted Stretch Cotton Denim Skirt:

Under $100: Cutouts

No doubt about it, skin is seriously sexy. Even better, exposed skin goes beyond sultry and into practical territory when temperatures are soaring into the triple digits. Rather than put it all out there for the taking, a peek of skin causes minds to wander by hinting at what’s underneath. Look to recent ensembles by Kate Hudson, Rachel McAdams, Karrueche Tran, and Jennifer Lopez, who dared to bare, for proof that this trend isn’t going anywhere soon.
While a dress showing more flesh than fabric isn’t for everyone, the more conservative folk can still play with the trend by choosing items with barely-there cutouts.
Keep reading for the edit of seriously cool cutout pieces, all for under $100:

Dr. Dre to Release ‘Straight Outta Compton’-Inspired Album

It’s not Detox, but Dr. Dre—perhaps rap’s greatest tease—is on the verge of releasing a new album, according to Ice Cube.
In an interview with Philadelphia radio station Power 99 (via Billboard), Cube details plans for the soundtrack to the forthcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Alongside the film’s director F. Gary Gray, he revealed that the companion project would be comprised of new music from Dre.
“Dre is dropping an album inspired by the Compton movie. He’s dropping something on August 1,” said Cube.

Karlie Kloss Goes Undercover as a Sexy Secret Agent for Diane Von Furstenberg’s Fall Campaign

Karlie Kloss, DVF
Have you been keeping track or how many major campaigns Karlie Kloss has scored in 2015? An easier task might be counting up how many she hasn't landed yet.
For her fifth one this fall season, the 22-year-old is making her debut as the face of Diane Von Furstenberg for the designer's latest campaign, titled "Film First." And she won't just be posing for snapshots in this campaign; she'll also be staring in the brand's "DVF Secret Agent" promotional film, named after the handbag it advertises (not unlike her pal Gigi Hadid's latest Oscar-worthy gig).

Jane Birkin Asks Hermès to Remove Her Name From the Iconic Purse

Jane Birkin
What's in a name? For Hermès iconic Birkin bag, that may no longer include the 'Birkin.'
After seeing a video of the brand's alleged crocodile skin supplier's cruel animal treatment, actress–singer Jane Birkin—who has lent her name to the coveted handbag for 31 years—is requesting that the luxury retailer remove her namesake from the bag.
"Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermès bags carrying my name … I have asked Hermès Group to rename the Birkin until better practices responding to international norms can be implemented for the production of this bag," 68-year-old Birkin said.

Khloe Kardashian’s Sydney Michael Costello Keyhole Black Farah Midi Dress and Tom Ford Colorblock Sandals

3 Khloe Kardashian's Sydney Michael Costello Keyhole Black Dress and Tom Ford Colorblock Sandals
Khloe Kardashian greeted fans and accepted roses from admirers in Sydney Australia in a Michael Costello keyhole dress and her new favorite Tom Ford Fall 2015 colorblock sandals.

Schutz’s Ermmana High Heel Multi-Media Snakeskin Sandal

bomb-product-of-the-day-schutz-ermanna-snakeskin-sandals-fbd1As many people may know, I’m a heel fanatic! And, I often find myself browsing online hot spots in hopes of finding that one pair of killer heels. So, after catching a glimpse of Schutz’s High Heel Multi-Media Snakeskin Sandals, I knew it was love at first sight!

Pucker Up! It's National Lipstick Day—See Stars' Favorite Pout Hues!

National Lipstick Day
Ladies, on your mark...get set...pout!
It's National Lipstick Day, which means we're puckering up and putting on our favorite lip shades to get our duck kissy faces on. Seriously, we're full-fledged lipstick fanatics here, and always on the lookout for the next show-stopping, must-have, seen-on-every-red-carpet color. Like Maybelline New York's Color Sensational Creamy Mattes lipstick in Divine Wine, which we obsessed over after Chrissy Teigen sported the vampy shade to the 2015 Oscars.
I also lusted after the ripe red tomato color that Jenna Dewan-Tatum wore to a Buick test drive event in Los Angeles (after some sleuthing we found that it was Anastasia Beverly Hills' Liquid Lipstick in Spicy—yum).
And better believe that when Kendall Jenner came out with a "Restless" orange-red hue for Estée Lauder, we put it to the pout test (turns out that the color is slightly more orange than red, but pops on almost every skin tone).