Monday, 31 August 2015

Leila Ndabirable for Vogue Italia September 2015


Fashion Deets: Dania Ramirez In Dora Abodi Spring 2015 Printed Halter Dress

It was all about prints for Dania Ramirez at the Republic Records VMAs After Party. For the fête, she slipped on a Dora Abodi Spring 2015 Printed Halter Dress. Her dress was paired with printed ankle-strap sandals on the runway.

Fashion Deets: Selena Gomez In Gabriela Cadena Fall 2015 Black Sheer Inset Zipper Dress

Selena Gomez wore her second black dress for the evening! She headed into the Sunset Tower Hotel in a Gabriela Cadena Fall 2015 Black Sheer Inset Zipper Dress. On the runway, her dress was paired with thigh-high heeled lace-up sandals.

Fashion Deets: Rihanna In Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2015 Bubblegum Pink Mini Dress and Christian Louboutin Pumps

Rihanna unveiled her Riri Fragrance at Macy’s in Downtown Brooklyn in a bubblegum pink off the shoulder mini dress by Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label.She accessorized with Christian Louboutin pink pumps, a Dior bag, and pearls.

Fashion Deets: Lala Anthony In Lumier by Bariano Red Cut Out Heart Contours Lace Overlay Dress

Lala Anthony's Instagram Lumier by Bariano Red Cut Out Heart Contours Lace Overlay Dress
Lala was posted up on the 'gram in a lace overlay dress by Lumier by Bariano. I wasn’t able to find her exact dress, though this $180 frock by the brand has a similar color and design, plus cap sleeves.

Rumour: Lupita Nyong’o to Cover Vogue’s October 2015 Issue

Word on the street is that celebrated actress Lupita Nyong’o will grace Vogue Magazine’s October 2015 issue. With her forthcoming roles in Star Wars and The Jungle Book, a cover certainly makes sense! If true, this will be Lupita’s 2nd cover for the Fashion Bible (she nabbed her first cover in July 2014). It might also be the first time in history Vogue has had black women on two consecutive covers, with Beyonce on the celebrated September issue and Lupita following suit!

Weekend Cuteness

Happy Monday everyone!
It’s the last day of August and I’m honestly still reeling from the VMAs! It was all about the awards show and its after parties this weekend, though celebs were spotted traipsing through the biggest airports in the States, hitting the red carpet, and stepping out to the club.
 Let’s see what they wore!

Fashion Deets: Served Fresh’s Yeezy for President Tee.

Served Fresh's Yeezy for President Tee
Right on the heels of Kanye West’s announcement of his future Presidential run at last night’s MTV VMA’s, the folks at Served Fresh have imagined a campaign tee!

Fashion Deets: Kendall Jenner In BLK DNM Shawl Lapel Tuxedo Jacket, Victoria Beckham Asymmetric Draped Tank, Saint Laurent Monogramme Bourse Mini Leather Bucket Bag, and Manolo Blahnik Bath Patent Brogues

Kendall Jenner looked ready for Fall in NYC. For a day out, she wore a $413 BLK DNM Shawl Lapel Tuxedo Jacket, $995 Victoria Beckham Asymmetric Draped Tank, $995 Saint Laurent Monogramme Bourse Mini Leather Bucket Bag, and Manolo Blahnik Bath Patent Brogues. Her black silk blend tuxedo jacket features a shawl lapel, tie fastening,long sleeves, front welt pockets, and a straight hem, while Her cream-hued tank showcases an asymmetric hem and draped silhouette. Her black leather drawstring bag features tassel detailing, the label’s iconic ‘YSL’ plaque in silver, and a chain-trimmed shoulder strap. Last, but not least were her brogues which are crafted from black patent leather.

Fashion Deets: Bella Thorne In Moschino Resort 2016 Patchwork Pencil Skirt

Bella Thorne was spotted at the Jeremy Scott and Adidas Originals VMAs After Party in a Moschino Resort 2016 Patchwork Pencil Skirt. Her skirt was paired with a matching bomber jacket, knit bra, quilted leather bag, and mary jane pumps in the Resort collection:

Fashion Deets: Rihanna In Dries Van Noten Lotus Print Satin Tie Waist Long Robe Dress And Tom Ford Silver Metallic Ankle Lock Sandals

Rihanna attended the wedding of her friend and personal shopper Sonya Benson, sporting a $2,300 Dries Van Noten Lotus Print Satin Tie Waist Long Robe Dress and $1,190 Tom Ford Silver Metallic Ankle Lock Sandals. Her lotus print long robe dress boasts a shawl collar, oversized flap pockets, and a D-ring self-belt, it also boasts a concealed button closure. Rounding out her sleek ensemble were her fave 4 1/4″ golden stiletto heel adjustable ankle wrap sandals with padlock and key details:

First Look: Betsey Johnson Spring 2016 For NYFW

Betsey Johnson always has one of the most spirited collections during NYFW. From her love for pink, bold patterns, and signature cartwheel and split at the end of each collection, we’re always in for a treat! For Spring 2016, the iconic designer is taking a cue from Benjamin Button with an assortment titled, The Curious Case of Betsey Button. Betsey Johnson is celebrating 50 years in the business with this collection: no small feat for any designer. She’s guaranteeing the wares on display will be a “big bang”. We’re predicting bold hues, voluminous silhouettes, outrageously fun hair and makeup, and perhaps a huge celeb sighting or two.

Best Dressed at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

2015+MTV+Video+Music+Awards+Arrivals-ciara-alexandre-vauthierThough a litany of looks cascaded down the carpet for last night’s 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, only a select few stood out to me.
While most stars looked lovely, many missed the mark due to too little fabric, poor accessory pairings, and redundancy (i.e. haven’t we seen this before?).
Here are five looks that made it to the top of my chic list, in no particular order:

Motivation: Your 24 Hours By Majorie Harvey.
We’ve all seen the quote, “You have the same hours in your day as Beyoncé.” It trivializes a more significant question: “What steps are you taking daily toward your dreams?” While the realities of most people don’t consist of a massive network of experts who are aiding in building a globally recognized empire, each of us have these three things in common with such notables: 1. A desire or dream; 2. A network of some kind, and, perhaps, most importantly; 3. A starting point.

Fashion Deets: Rita Ora In Alexandre Vauthier Couture Fall 2015 White Long Sleeve Dress with Side Slit and Gold Beading

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Rita Ora brings the fashion and style when it counts!
She presented an award with Emily Ratajkowski last night at the MTV Awards in a fringed white dress by Alexandre Vauthier.She slicked back her platinum hair and went for nude makeup.The frock was modeled with strappy sandals, which Rita swapped out for metallic heels.

Fashion Deets: The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards After Parties

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After the show is the after party!
There were a slew of fun fetes after the VMA festivities.
Take a look at a few highlights:

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Fashion Deets: Rihanna In Jeremy Scott Spring 2015 Multicolored Mini Dress and Pierre Hardy Pink and Orange Tassel Majorelle Sandals

Rihanna seen leaving the Opus Lounge in NYC
Rihanna looked gorgeous while out partying with best friend Melissa partied at Opus Lounge in New York last night, with Ms. Fenty in a Spring 2015 multicolored dress by Jeremy Scott and $733 Pierre Hardy pink and orange suede fringe Majorelle sandals Curly tendrils framed her face. Her airy babydoll dress was modeled with swirled, multicolored boots. Her sandals are expertly crafted from fuchsia and coral-suede and feature a peep-toe, a flatteringly low vamp, and wraparound ankle ties with playful, tasselled ends:

Fashion Deets: The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards just went down!
With Miley Cyrus hosting the show and Nicki Minaj opening, we’re definitely in for a wild ride tonight!
The celebs are storming the event naturally. Let’s see what they wore!

Fashion Deets: Nene Leakes In Balmain Leaf Print Black and White Blazer and Ripped Skinny Jeans

Nene Leakes looked sharp at Craig's Restaurant in West Hollywood in a Balmain blazer, white t-shirt, destructed denim jeans and black pumps. Hot!
Nene Leakes dined at Craig’s restaurant last night in a Balmain leaf printed black and white blazer, a white tee, and her favorite ripped jeans. Her blazer is a certified celeb favorite! It’s been worn by Kat Graham, Michelle Williams, and Jennifer Hudson. Nene looks cute and casual! She’s gotten the blazer/ripped jeans combo down pat.

Fashion Deets: Khloe Kardashian In Mugler Black Long Sleeve Keyhole Cut Out Gown

Khloe Kardashian's Instagram Date Night Mugler Black Long Sleeve Keyhole Cut Out Gown
Khloe Kardashian went out for a date last night in a $4,000 Mugler Keyhole Long Sleeve Gown.She was feeling herself! Her dress has a front and back keyhole with hook and bar closures. See it below in forest green.

Fashion Deets: Nicki Minaj In Fashion Nova Autumn Dress + Meek Mill In Bathing Ape Bape Camouflage Jersey T-Shirt

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Nicki Minaj was posted up on the ‘gram in a $30 Fashion Nova Autumn Dress. She completed her look with Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps and a Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Salzburg tweed shoulder bag. Her dress features an allover floral print, midi length, scoop back, and a suede feel. Cute!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Fashion Deets: Selena Gomez In Resort 2016 David Koma Black & White Sleeveless Asymmetric Front Lace Detail Dress

Selena Gomez was spotted leaving The Nice Guy in West Hollywood dressed in a Resort 2016 David Koma Black and White Sleeveless Asymmetric Front Lace Detail Dress. For the effortless style slay, she opted for simple black open toe ankle strap sandals:

Fashion Deets: Leona Lewis In Ragged Priest Swinger Mesh Crop Top

Leona Lewis was spotted in all-black for a night out at Greystone Manor. She gave a flash of abs in a $27 Ragged Priest Swinger Mesh Crop Top. She completed her look with a pair of $1,220 Stella McCartney Wool Crepe Culottes. Her black mesh crop top features a roomy silhouette, crossover design with an opening at the back, and a scoop neck:

Fashion Deets: Nicole Scherzinger In Elisabetta Franchi Tiger Stripe Blazer, Black Ruched Waist Trousers, and Rubin Singer Pre-Fall 2015 Leather Bra Top

Nicole Scherzinger was also spotted at Just Jared’s Way To Wonderland Party in a $672 Elisabetta Franchi Tiger Stripe Blazer, Black Ruched Waist Trousers, and Rubin Singer Pre-Fall 2015 Leather Bra Top.Her stretch crepe double-breasted blazer features an allover tiger print and fake welt pockets.

Friday, 28 August 2015

iPhone 6S Is Going to Change Selfies.

iPhone 6, Apple iPhone
According to 9to5 Mac, the front-facing camera is going to get a huge upgrade on the new phones. The best feature? There's finally going to be a flash! Never again are you going to have to settle for a dark, grainy selfie just because you don't happen to be standing in front of professional photography lights. Think of the opportunities—selfies at concerts! Selfies at museums! Selfies during a blackout!
Oh and don't worry, it's not going to be a retina-damaging blinding light; instead, the front of your screen will emit a glow to lighten you up. Technology!
The front-facing camera will also be able to do panorama shots now, but you'll probably be too busy with your flash-selfies to notice. Here we come iPhone 6.

Spike Lee Will Receive An Honorary Oscar

'Show Me A Hero' New York Screening
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Spike Lee will receive an honorary Oscar, reports USA Today. The award will be presented at the academy’s 7th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 14.
The honorary Oscar statuettes are given as a way to honor extraordinary lifetime achievement and exemplary contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service.
“The board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions,” said academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement on Thursday. “We’ll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished – with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference – will also enrich future generations.”
Lee’s Do the Right Thing, earned him a 1989 Oscar nomination for original screenplay, and several film pundits consider his lack of directing nomination for the film a major snub. Um…Malcolm X, anyone?  When the Levees Broke?
At any rate, congrats!

Basketball Wives LA Star Malaysia Pargo Shares Her Beauty Secrets.

Hollywood Rocks! Presents Jason Derulo Listening Party for 'Everything Is 4'
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When it comes to flawless faces, Basketball Wives LA star Malaysia Pargo has her co-stars beat. We say that in a good way. Whether it’s her seamless weave or contoured face, the brown beauty is always camera-ready.
Get into Malaysia’s hair and beauty tips below:

Fashion Deets: Beyonce In ASOS Mirror V-Neckline Tropical Print Pom Pom Hem Romper

Beyonce Is enjoying some downtime with hubby Jay-Z and a couple friends. The megastar took to her official site and posed up flawlessly in a $45 ASOS Mirror V-Neckline Tropical Print Pom Pom Hem Romper. Her lightweight playsuit packs a stylish punch with adjustable straps and a playful pom pom hem detail:

Best Looks Of The Week.

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Happy Friday!
I hope your week was filled with productivity and positive vibes! As we come to the beginning of another glorious weekend, let’s sit back and reflect on some of our favorite celebrity looks.
Let’s get it!

Fashion Deets: Garcelle Beauvais In Tribal Groove Yellow African Printed Maxi Skirt

8 Garcelle Beavais's Television Academy And SAG-AFTRA Cocktail Reception Tribal Groove Yellow African Printed Maxi Skirt
Garcelle Beauvais looked regal while attending a cocktail party celebrating dynamic and diverse nominees for the 67th Emmy Awards last night in an American Apparel top and a $110 yellow printed maxi skirt from Etsy shop Tribal Groove.She matched her earrings to her skirt.The handmade item is made out of 100% cotton, and features an African Dutch Wax Print :

Miley Cyrus for ELLE UK October 2015

Miley Cyrus for ELLE UK October 2015
Photographer: Matt Irwin
Styled by: Alison Edmond

Fashion Deets: Jessica Biel In Self Portrait Cropped Guipure Lace and Crepe Jumpsuit

Jessica Biel wore the jumpsuit trend for size at the Bareitall + Bare AW15 Launch Event. For the fête, she slipped on a $505 Self Portrait Cropped Guipure Lace and Crepe Jumpsuit.Her tulle-paneled jumpsuit features a black guipure lace top and flared navy crepe pants with a cropped length:

Fashion Scoop: Nina Garcia on Diversity in Fashion & More

  • Let the record show that Zendaya Coleman will come correct when necessary! When an image of Zendaya and her parents went viral on Twitter after receiving negative comments on their looks, Zendaya took the Twitter trolls to task with a powerful response. “While you’re so concerned about what my parents look like, please know that these are two of the most selfless people in the world,” she responded in defense of her family. (ET Online)

Fashion Deets: Dania Ramirez In Peggy Hartanto Aurora Playsuit and Le Silla Platform Sandals

Dania Ramirez was spotted white hot at Just Jared’s Way To Wonderland Party in a $228 Peggy Hartanto Aurora Playsuit and $730 Le Silla Platform Sandals.Her playsuit features a form-fitting bodice, pleat detailing at the front and back, and thigh-baring shorts while her open-toe sandals boast contrast white lug platform soles, buckled ankle straps, and sky-high 5″ heels:

Take A Much-Needed Mental Break With These Cool Apps.

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Taking breaks during the workday is necessary for continued mental health. We have all have those moments when we aimlessly stare at our computer screens. Some of us find refuge from the mundane tasks of everyday life by pulling out our smartphones or tablets to inconspicuously play a game or two. Some of us may have also contemplated crawling under our desks, just for a 10 minute nap or moment alone to gather our thoughts.
With work piling up on our desks, there are means of “stepping away from the desk” without even moving your feet. These methods increase memory, speed up problem solving capabilities, increase our attention spans and flexibility in thinking. Brain training websites, games, and applications are now the new wave of “physical fitness” for the brain which can provide brief periods of fun, escape, and positive reinforcement for skills needed on the job.
Here are three brain training apps to check out, when you need to “check out”:

Fashion Deets: Monica Brown In Christopher Kane Lightning Bolt, Silhouette Print Glitter Black Jersey Dress

Monica Brown's Album Listening Party Christopher Kane Lightning Bolt, Silhouette Print Glitter Black Dress
Monica She held a listening party last night in a $590 Christopher Kane Glitter Silhouette Dress. Her red hair coordinated well with the mini dress. The jersey piece boasts Kane’s signature lightning bolt and two face silhouettes, rendered in glitter:

Fashion Deets: Marjorie Harvey In Spring 2015 Michael Kors V-Neck Floral Print A-Line Dress And Dior Mirrored Two Tone Rose Gold Sunglasses

Marjorie Harvey took to her fashion and lifestyle focused blog, The Lady Loves Couture, sporting a Spring 2015 Michael Kors V-Neck Floral Print A-Line Dress and $435  Dior Mirrored Two Tone Rose Gold Sunglasses. Her frock features a bold fuchsia and indigo floral print and boasts a figure flattering A-line silhouette, while her Dior sunglasses is a mirrored two-tone rose-gold and white aviator style stunners:

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Fashion Deets: Khloe Kardashian in Ellery’s Double Slit Skirt, Kylie Jenner in Balmain’s Lace Up Dress, and Kim Kardashian in Ronny Kobo’s Thiadora Ponte Racerback Midi Dress

7 White Birthday Party with Khloe Kardashian in Ellery's Double Slit Skirt, Kylie Jenner in Balmain's Lace Up Dress, and Kim Kardashian in Ronny Kobo's Thiadora Ponte Racerback Midi Dress 
Khloe Kardashian threw James Harden a white party aboard a yacht last night in Mana Del Rey, and  the Kardashian/Jenners were dressed to the nines! Take a look at what they wore for the night:

Team Matte Vs Team Glossy?

ESC, Matte vs. Gloss
Before you go deciding if you are Team Matte or Team Glossy, educate yourself on what's what.

Kim Kardashian for C Magazine September 2015.


Fashion Deets: Gwen Stefani In Elisabetta Franchi Fall 2015 White Blouse and Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 Embroidered Skirt

Gwen Stefanie donned Flamenco inspiration at the Voice’s Season 9 Press Junket in an Elisabetta Franchi Fall 2015 White Blouse and a Dolce & Gabbana Embroidered Skirt.Her signature red lips picked up on the red details in her mini. Her shirt comes equipped with a black tie neck.Her skirt was modeled with a striped shirt in Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2015 collection:

Fashion Deets: Cassie In Alexander Wang Black Triangle Cut Out Crop Top and Emanuel Ungaro Leather Trimmed Pleated Palazzo Pants

Instagram media by princedeonte - #BirthdayGirl #SheBadTho #StyledByME 
Cassie werked in all black for her birthday dinner festivities in LA in Alexander Wang Triangle Top and $2695 Emanuel Ungaro Pleated Palazzo Pants. Her black pleated triangle top has spaghetti straps and a cropped length while her trapunto-stitched pants have a leather-front waistband with a button-tab detail, along with accordian pleates and a dramatic palazzo silhouette:

Fashion Deets: Rochelle Humes In Balmain Multicolored Striped Mini Skirt

141580, Rochelle Humes attends the press launch of 'The X Factor' at the Picturehouse Central in London. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday August 26, 2015. UK, FRANCE, AUS, NZ, CHINA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, SPAIN & ITALY OUT Photograph: © i-Images, PacificCoastNews. Los Angeles Office: +1 310.822.0419 FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE
Rochelle Humes attended X Factor UK’s Press Launch in a white button down top and Balmain’s $1,775 striped multicolored stretch mini skirt.Her skirt is fashioned out of stretch denim and features a high waist and a mini length:

Fashion Deets: Diaboli Kill’s Roman Choker

9 Diaboli Kill's Roman Choker 
It's the Choker season!
The splurgeworthy piece comes in rose gold, gold, and sterling silver.It features a long dangling chain in case you wear something with a low back.

Fashion Deets: Kim Kardashian In Tom Ford Patchwork Leather Cage Sandals

Pregnant Kim Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner match in black outfits as they enjoy lunch in Los Angeles 
Kim Kardashian was spotted with mom Kris at Lunch in LA in an all black look, punctuated by $1,490 Tom Ford Patchwork Leather Cage Sandals.Her Fall 2015 sandals have a 4.5″ heel and a lace up ankle cuff:

Serena Williams by Christopher Griffith for The New York Times Magazine

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The Meaning of Serena Williams
On Tennis and Black Excellence
By Claudia Rankine
There is no more exuberant winner than Serena Williams. She leaps into the air, she laughs, she grins, she pumps her fist, she points her index finger to the sky, signaling she’s No. 1. Her joy is palpable. It brings me to my feet, and I grin right back at her, as if I’ve won something, too. Perhaps I have.
There is a belief among some African-Americans that to defeat racism, they have to work harder, be smarter, be better. Only after they give 150 percent will white Americans recognize black excellence for what it is. But of course, once recognized, black excellence is then supposed to perform with good manners and forgiveness in the face of any racist slights or attacks. Black excellence is not supposed to be emotional as it pulls itself together to win after questionable calls. And in winning, it’s not supposed to swagger, to leap and pump its fist, to state boldly, in the words of Kanye West, ‘‘That’s what it is, black excellence, baby.’’

Joan Smalls for Harper’s Bazaar Australia August 2015.


This Week In Cuteness

Happy Thursday everyone!
It’s the last weekend in August: time is flying isn't it?!
This week, celebs opted for lotsa outfits from sporty chic ensembles to simple ensembles with statement-making accessories.
Let’s see what they wore!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

DIY: Ingredients To Feed Your Face
For every skin ailment there seems to be a plethora of beauty products promising to “cure,” “heal,” and “reverse” the problem. And while we’re all for a fantastic power product, chances are, the price tag on such an antidote can be rather costly. Not to mention that so many of these superstar products are formulated with ingredients that aren’t exactly healthy for our skin or our system.That’s why i am taking my complexion concerns to the kitchen where fruits, oils, oats, and various other cooking accoutrements reside. I’ve rounded up 10 of the very best ingredients for our skin that are likely to be found in the kitchen (if not, they are easily accessible at your local supermarket).

Rihanna for Puma Fall 2015.

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Laverne Cox for Yahoo! Style