Sunday, 31 January 2016

Happy National Backward Day! See the Stars Who've Aged in Reverse

Stars Who Never Age, Face Splits
Happy National Backward Day! In honor of this ridiculous holiday, we put together a mind-blowing gallery of celebrities who literally look like they've aged backward. For real, you're going to trip. Our special photo wizards crafted these epic split screen pics that compare celebs today with their faces years before. I don't know what kind of diamond-encrusted, caviar-riddled face creams these ageless babes are using, but I needed it, like, yesterday. Put on your backward pants and enjoy the stars I've rounded up for your viewing pleasure. Day Backward National happy! God, I am clever.

Let Your Actions Speak Louder By Majorie Harvey

Let Your Actions Speak Louder
Twitter fights, social media rants… we all have a lot to say. As American as apple pie and the colors red, white, and blue, so too is our right as US citizens to exercise free speech. Now more than ever there are a myriad of platforms for people to express their opinions, thoughts, and ideas; sometimes to their credit and other times to their detriment. When you factor in the usage of comment sections on most digital platforms, the opportunity for each of us to make a statement becomes infinite, or at least it seems that way.

Who Wore It Better? Sazan Hendrix vs. Sarah Hyland in Line & Dot’s Soleil Long Sleeve White Dot Blouse And Shorts

Sazan+Hendrix+Entertainment+Weekly+Celebration-line-dot-daisy-streetBlogger Sazan Hendrix took to the Entertainment Weekly Celebration Honoring The Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees in the same $88 Line & Dot Soleil Long Sleeve White Dot Blouse and $99 Shorts Sarah Hyland originally sported just last week:
Sazan accessorized with an iridescent box clutch and $60 Daisy Street Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals. Sarah kept it simple with black ankle-strap sandals.

Fashion Deets: Amber Rose’s Lure Nightclub House of CB MIchiyo Black and White Dress and Giuseppe Zanotti Black Suede Turquoise Embellished Sandals

amber-rose-lure-nightclub-jessica-rich-collection-giuseppe-zanottiAmber Rose partied at Lure Nightclub in a $171 House of CB Black and White Michiyo Dress and $1,315 Giuseppe Zanotti Black Suede Turquoise Embellished Sandals:
Her black and white dress features a plunging neckline, long sleeves, and a curve-hugging fit.

Bella Hadid for ELLE Brazil February 2016


Fashion Deets: Ciara’s Instagram Sian Swimwear Black Low Black Side Braid Detail Swimsuit And Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black And White Sneakers

ciara-instagram-hawaii-black-side-braided-one-piece-swimsuit-converse-sneakersCiara delivered a quick slay to the ‘Gram while in sunny Hawaii, outfitted in a $172 Sian Swimwear Black Low Black Side Braid Detail Swimsuit and $80 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black And White Sneakers:
Her sleek swimwear boasts a low back and a standout symmetrical side braid detail.

Jourdan Dunn by Zee Nunes for VOGUE Brazil February 2016 [Full Spread]


Omahyra Mota by Danielle Levitt for 10 Magazine Spring/Summer 2016


Fashion Deets: Jessica Alba’s SoHo Shopping alice + olivia Olive Quinton Long Hooded Parka and Gucci New Banana Marrakech Medium Leather Shoulder Bag

Jessica-Alba--Arriving-at-The-Honest-Companys-Office-3Jessica Alba indulged in some retail therapy in SoHo, sporting a $399 alice + olivia Olive Quinton Long Hooded Parka and Gucci New Banana Marrakech Medium Leather Shoulder Bag:

Fashion Deets: Gwen Stefani’s Los Angeles Melody Ehsani x Reebok Polka Dot Blacktop Pump Sneakers

Gwen+Stefani+Gwen+Stefani+Runs+Errands+High-melody-ehsani-reebok-1Gwen Stefani was spotted out and about in LA in a pair of $225 Melody Ehsani x Reebok Polka Dot Blacktop Pump Sneakers:

Fashion Deets: Entertainment Weekly’s Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees with Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang, Kendrick Sampson in Ted Baker, Diane Guerrero in Karigam, and More!

Zoe+Kravitz+Entertainment+Weekly+CelebrationBefore the SAGs went down, a slew of stars showed up to Entertainment Weekly’s party honoring the nominees. Form-fitting LBDs, great suits, classic frocks, and jumpsuits were all on the menu.
Let’s see what they wore!

Fashion Deets: Jada Pinkett-Smith’s LAX Red Sportmax Belted Coat and Adidas x Kanye West Yeezy Boost Sneakers

1  Jada Pinkett-Smith's LAX Red Sportmax Belted Coat and Adidas x Kanye West Yeezy Boost Sneakers 
Jada Pinkett-Smith opted for comfort while travelling post Storm Jonas.  The actress was snapped at Los Angeles International Airport epitomizing laid-back luxe in a red $2,144 Sportmax belted coat.
The virgin wool angora blend coat can be worn with the accompanying belt, a la Jada, or without for a less constricted look.

Fashion Deets: Hilary Duff’s Ellen DeGeneres Show Victoria Beckham Cream Short Sleeve Short Shift Dress

Hilary-Duff--The-Ellen-Degeneres-Show-victoria-beckham-cream-white-short-sleeve-shift-short-dressYounger style star Hilary Duff hit the Ellen DeGeneres Show sporting a $391 Victoria Beckham Cream Short Sleeve Short Shift Dress:

Friday, 29 January 2016

David Bowie Leaves Nearly Half of $100 Million Fortune to Iman, Rock Icon's Dying Wishes Revealed: Report

Iman, David Bowie
New details following David Bowie's death have been revealed.
The late rock icon's will, which was filed in court on Friday in Manhattan, allegedly revealed that Bowie has left nearly half of his $100 million estate to his wife Iman, along with the couple's home on Lafayette Street in Manhattan, according to the New York Post's Page Six, who obtained the documents.
Their daughter, Alexandria, gets his Ulster County home in upstate New York, and will split the remaining of Bowie's fortune with his son from a previous relationship, Duncan Jones.

Who’s Watching Your Kids? Toddler Placed In ‘Time Out In 3-Degree Temperature Without A Coat

Teacher with group of preschoolers sitting at table
Source: Susan Chiang / Getty
While we understand the need to discipline a child, some tactics are abusive. Allegedly, The Kinder Care Daycare in Eagan, Minnesota put a 4-year-old girl in “time out” for screaming in class. She was made to stand outside of the building where it was merely 3 degrees. The added windchill made the frigid air feel like -9.

Rihanna’s “ANTI” Album Is Already Platinum

Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation Host 2nd Annual Diamond Ball
Move over, Adele.
Just when you thought Rihanna’s reign was getting a little rocky, the Roc Nation pop star surprise-released her eighth studio album this week, and managed to move over a million units.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Rihanna’s ANTI album is officially platinum.
Due to the impact digital has had on music over the past few years, RIAA counts Rihanna’s 1.4 million digital downloads towards her overall album sales. However, Billboard and Nielsen are not counting the TIDAL downloads.
So fans will have to wait until next week to see how ANTI really performed on the charts.

The Best Oprah Winfrey GIFs of All Time

 Best Oprah Winfrey GIFs
"You get a GIF, and you get a GIF... everybody gets a GIF!"
Her royal highness Oprah Winfrey (not her actual title, but we're going with that) is celebrating a birthday.
The legendary TV host is 62-years-old today.
Winfrey has made history for her career, her philanthropy, her memes...
She has racked up so many accomplishments in her life, and still has much more to do, but we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the beautiful gift of GIFs she has given us.
Because that's important, too.
Oprah has taught us the art of being cool.

5 Days, 5 Ways: Victorian Fashion Is Back—in a Big Way

Dakota Johnson, ESC: Victoriana
Fashion is all about reinvention, and these five stars (and the designers they're wearing) are doing just that.
If you're unfamiliar with the Victoriana trend, it's all about ruffles, high necklines, shirt buttons and neck ties. It's an easy way to add femininity and elegance to any wardrobe (your everyday habit of wearing jeans and a T-shirt won't fly forever) and it can be as significant or as subtle as you'd like. No wonder the historic period had a lasting impression on fashion, right? Clothing circa the Victorian era is going to look so good on you circa right now.

Empire's Jussie Smollet Identifies as Gay but Hasn't Ruled Out the Possibility of Falling in Love With a Woman

Jussie Smollet, Out
Jussie Smollet is making waves. And not just as a result of his critically lauded role as Jamal Lyon on Fox's Empire.
The actor and self-proclaimed activist graces the cover of Out magazine's March issue and his perspective is arguably just as on-point as his acting chops. Jussie sat down with the magazine to discuss his role on the hit show, his identity as a gay man in Hollywood, and what he calls a "conversation that deserves to be had."
So, what did the actor have to say for himself? A lot. Jussie revealed in an impressively forthright interview why he felt it was time to come out publicly when he did and how he regards his Empire fame as a catalyst for stimulating a dialogue that is often set to the back burner.

Legendary Looks: A Roundup of PFW 2016 Trends
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week has come to a close but not without leaving a luxurious impression on what’s trending for Spring 2016.

Meet Marjorie Harvey, the Modern (and Most Likable) Queen of Couture“Who wears this stuff?”
That’s the question when it comes to haute couture, a luxury fashion sector that creates hand-stitched, hundred-thousand-dollar (or more) dresses for special clients. (Translation: beyond wealthy and / or mega-famous.)

Cute Flicks Of The Day: January 29th, 2016

The ever stunning Keri Hilson was on hand to celebrate Rick Ross's birthday. Nice!
The ever stunning Keri Hilson was on hand to celebrate Rick Ross's birthday. Nice.

Jourdan Dunn and Iris Apfel for Kate Spade Ad Campaign

Snapshot-Jourdan-Dunn-Iris-Apfel-Kate-Spade-Spring-2016-Ad-Campaign-3Kate Spade’s Spring 2016 Ad Campaign is colorful, refreshing and certainly diverse (in age, race, and gender!) .

Fashion Deets: Anne Hathaway’s The LA Art Show And The Los Angeles Fine Art Show 2016 Miu Miu Swarovski Crystal Embellished Open Toe Platform Sandals

Anne-Hathaway--The-LA-Art-Show-and-The-Los-Angeles-Fine-Art-Show-2016-marc-jacobs-graphic-print-mini-dress-miu-miu-swarovski-embellished-platform-open-toe-sandals-2Mommy-to-be Anne Hathaway debuted her baby bump on the red carpet of The LA Art Show And The Los Angeles Fine Art Show 2016 clad in a Marc Jacobs Resort 2016 graphic print mini dress.
She completed her look with $1,450 Miu Miu Swarovski Crystal Embellished Open Toe Platform Sandals.
Her eye catching crystal-embellished platform sandals feature a satin finish.

Best Looks Of The Week

TGIF, right?!
I’m back with another installment of our Look of the Week feature and the competition is vicious! I’ve got it all – from a shimmery lux short set to a sultry high-slit number – the celebs definitely showed up and showed out.
So, let’s get into this week’s contenders!

Fashion Deets: Kerry Washington’s Harvard Hasty Pudding Woman Of The Year Awards Self Portrait Black Balloon Sleeve Dot Mesh Bib Lace Top And Sea Black Buttoned A-Line Leather Skirt

kerry-washington-hasty-pudding-theatricals-2016-woman-of-the-year-self-portrait-black-lace-frill-top-2Kerry Washington headed to Harvard University where she accepted the 2016 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award. For the occasion, she donned a $238 Self Portrait Black Balloon Sleeve Dot Mesh Bib Lace Top and $360 Sea Black Buttoned A-Line Leather Skirt:
She went for a wavy tousled long bob with natural looking makeup. Stunning!

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2016

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The anticipation was palpable at this season’s couture show for Dior, due in large part to Raf Simons’ abrupt resignation as creative director. With uncertainty looming in the air, there were obvious questions surrounding who would be at the helm of the house’s atelier and what direction the aesthetic would lean toward now.
Those that bore witness to Simons’ inaugural collection for Dior during 2012’s spring couture season (or tuned in to the documentary Dior & I, which chronicled the events leading up to the afore-mentioned) can agree that all the painstaking attention he paid to every stitch and every nuance translated from his imagination and inspiration to the runway exceeded his expectations and those of onlookers.  His interpretation of the Dior woman during his reign was the perfect marriage of ultra feminine elements, vibrant prints and colors, modernity, and exquisite tailoring.  And he did all of this while remaining true to the essence of all things Dior.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Hits 1 Million Downloads

That Rihanna reign just won’t let up. Only 14 hours after the surprise release of ANTI, 1 million people worldwide have downloaded the singer’s eighth album.
To cap off her ANTIdiaRy campaign with Samsung, Rihanna distributed download codes to fans, who were able to download ANTI for free. More than 1 million copies were downloaded on TIDAL in a 14-hour period. All download codes have now been redeemed.
“Rihanna, Samsung, and TIDAL would like thank the more than 1 million fans who have downloaded ANTI and made it an overnight success, exceeding expectations,” read a press release.

Liquid Lipsticks: The Key to Pouting It Out Like Lupita Nyong'o

ESC, Liquid Lipsticks
Lipstick has always been the best way to instantly (and easily) transform any look. No wonder beauty powerhouses are constantly coming up with new ways to reintroduce it. There have been everything from lip creams to lip crayons to lip tints, but none of those hold a candle to what liquid lipstick can do.
From classic shades of red and pink to Lupita Nyong'o's midnight blue lip, this genre of lipstick is really for everyone. It gives you the color of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss (unless it's matte, of course) and the best part? You only need one coat for the product to do what it intended. Say goodbye to reapplying and hello to your new favorite makeup staple!

Fashion Deets: Kelly Rowland’s Seagram’s Escapes Signature Flavors Launch Event Diane Von Furstenberg Cosmic Blue Ireland Cutout Halter Jumpsuit

Kelly+Rowland+Seagram+Escapes+Kelly+Rowland-dvf-1Kelly Rowland went bold at the Seagram’s Escapes Signature Flavors Launch Event in a $425 Diane Von Furstenberg Cosmic Blue Ireland Cutout Halter Jumpsuit:
Her jumpsuit features a cutout back, a self-tie halter neckline, plunging v-neck, concealed side zip, banded waist, side slash pockets, a wide-leg silhouette.

Jaden Smith and Willow Smith by Peter Ash Lee for Vogue Korea

Snapshot Jaden Smith and Willow Smith by Peter Ash Lee for Vogue Korea7

Fashion Deets: Lovello’s Zentai II Black Jumpsuit

66 Lovello's Zentai II Black Jumpsuit 
Jumpsuits for everyone!
I’m a huge fan of one pieces, and one of my current faves for casual days is Lovello’s Zentai II Option:

The form fitting piece has a zip front and a tie at the waist.

Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more by Erica Ray Davidson for Billboard Magazine

Cute Flicks Of The Day: January 28th, 2016

Kelly Rowland dazzled in a blue jumpsuit at Seagram's Escape event in NYC.
Kelly Rowland dazzled in a blue jumpsuit at Seagram's Escape event in NYC.

Barbie Gets a Body Makeover! Mattel Debuts Tall, Petite and Curvy Models of the Doll

Barbie, Mattel, Curvy
Nearly 60 years since she first stepped out on the scene, Barbie is getting a brand new body—and proving in the process that one size doesn't actually fit all.  
After years of demands for physical change in the iconic doll, Mattel has finally heeded the public's requests, announcing Thursday that Barbie will take on three new shapes for 2016 and beyond.
"Yes, some people will say we are late to the game," Evelyn Mazzocco, head of the Barbie brand, told TIME. "But changes at a huge corporation take time."

What No One Tells Women About Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

Black pregnant businesswoman reading paperwork at desk in office
Source: JGI/Jamie Grill / Getty
Adjusting to life after having a baby is not easy. On top of learning how to take care of this tiny human, you also have to learn to juggle the numerous responsibilities you had before becoming a mother for the first, second or third time.
Some employers offer family or maternity leave for their colleagues who recently had children. The standard time off for a new mother is typically 6 weeks. During this time, the new working mom is allowed to spend this allotted break to bond with her new family, make arrangements for childcare, and (most importantly) rest.

Anne Hathaway Looks Chic in a Black and White Mini for Her First Red Carpet Appearance Since Getting Pregnant

Anne Hathaway 
Michael Tran/FilmMagic
Anne Hathaway has made a welcome return to the red carpet.
The stylish actress, 33, made her first official appearance since it was revealed in November that she is expecting her first child with husband Adam Shulman, 34, later this year. Though she's often photographed by the paparazzi, Hathaway has eschewed Hollywood events as she gears up for the arrival of her firstborn.

Fashion Deets: Jessica Alba’s Who What Wear x Target Launch Party Who What Wear x Target Black Minimal Moto Jacket, Black and White Bateau Stripe Tee, and Vintage Floral Pencil Skirt

Jessica-Alba--Who-What-Wear-x-Target-Launch-Party-2Jessica Alba was on hand at the Who What Wear x Target Launch Party! Naturally, she was clad in pieces from the collaboration in a $45 Black Minimal Moto Jacket, $23 Black and White Bateau Stripe Tee, and $28 Vintage Floral Pencil Skirt:
Her jacket features a classic moto style for versatility and year-round wear.

Fashion Deets: The 50 Shades of Black LA Premiere with Vivica A. Fox in La Perla, Draya Michele in Kyna Collection, Monique Coleman in Bec & Bridge, and More!

la perla Vivica+Fox+Celebrities+Attend+Fifty+Shades+4CK7l-fGkTgx50 Shades of Black hits movie theaters tomorrow. It looks like it’ll be a hoot!
  Celebs attended the film’s LA Premiere in all black looks. Take a look at who was in attendance:

Shanina Shaik for Ocean Drive February 2016


Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2016 Couture

Show Review: Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2016 Couture

Every designer has an inspiration for his or her collection, but few take their subject matter as far and as deep as Jean Paul Gaultier. He loves to play on the side of kitsch and shows some of the most ostentatious and bold looks on the runway season after season: creating one of the must-see catwalks consistently and essentially making him a natural fit for Couture. His Spring 2016 influence was that of legendary Parisian hotspot, Le Palace—a party go-to in the 70’s for people like Gaultier and all of his famous friends and muses.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

When Facing Opposition By Majorie Harvey.
Last week, my husband hosted a Stepmom Summit on his show, that was designed to explore many of the numerous issues stepmothers face when dealing with a blended family. I was a part of the panel along with rapper T.I’s wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and Brenda Ockun. So many of the scenarios and questions the women in the audience presented, reflected situations I have lived through. I could tell by the numerous head nods in the audience, that many other women were relating to the dilemmas, as well. However, there was one particular question raised by a stepmother who was contending with children being taught by their mother to ridicule and ostracize her, specifically regarding her weight. The pain on her face reflected a mere glimpse of the deep seated anguish that I’m sure overwhelmed her heart.

Paris Fashion Week Haute Pics
What once was an exclusive hush-hush gathering of fashion’s creme-de-la creme, is becoming more and more of a mainstream event. Not that the immaculate craftsmanship has in any way diminished, nor has the extravagance of each design or its corresponding price tag. It’s merely a reality that with media outlets expanding at the speed of light, the masses of fine apparel admirers (like you and I) are gaining more insight and access into this ultra elite soirée.

Paris Fashion Week: Guide To Doing Paris Right
What’s more romantic than the streets of Paris? The streets of grand Paris a-la-fashion week, flooded with supermodels, designers, and international fashionistas all dressed to impress. Some of us have had the luxury of perusing down these Parisian avenues, but for the rest of us, the city of lights remains an unexplored treasure. Whether you’ve arrived for the first time, or are just plotting a fantasy fashion week voyage, I have gathered up my Parisian passions in hopes of offering you an insider’s guide on how to do Paris Fashion Week like a pro. These are a few of my favorite things.

Juice Beauty Review: Gwyneth Paltrow's New Makeup Line Is Put to the Test

Gwyneth Paltrow, Juice Beauty
Expectations were pretty high when Juice Beauty came out with its new organic Phyto-Pigments™ makeup line. What made them even higher? Finding out Gwyneth Paltrow was their creative director. #Casual
Like with most celeb beauty lines, E! Style Collective put the products to the test. Makeup artist to the stars Julianne Kaye brought the line with her to Sundance for a full examination. Note: Winter was in full-force, so depending on your climate results might be slightly different.
The Packaging: At first sight, the packaging "screams organic," noted Julianne. "The silver/grey logo is super simple without being generic, so that's a plus."
There were various products for Julianne to try: the Phyto-Pigments Illuminating Primer, Precision Eye Pencil, Lip Crayon, Liquid Lip and Lip Cream. All of which she wore on separate occasions.

Michael Jackson Once Told Oprah Winfrey He'd Never Want a White Actor to Play Him

Michael Jackson
It seems like the late Michael Jackson himself would also be very unhappy with the casting decision for Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon.
Twitter went up in arms after it was revealed that Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes would be playing the King of Pop in a new half-hour TV comedy about an unconfirmed road trip the singer reportedly took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Kris Jenner Launches Signature Jewelry Collection

Even in the midst of drama surrounding son Rob Kardashian and rumored bae Blac Chyna, Kris Jenner is still making power moves. After assisting her daughters in securing lip kit lines and multiple book deals, the momager is cashing in on her own terms by starting a jewelry collection.

Fashion Deets:Alesha Dixon’s Britain’s Got Talent London Auditions Balmain White Double Breasted Wool Twill Blazer and Tom Ford Black Open Toe Suede Ankle Lock Booties

Another week, another round of Britain’s Got Talent auditions! In London this time around, Alesha Dixon donned a $2,385 Balmain White Double Breasted Wool Twill Blazer, Dolce & Gabbana destructed denim, and $1,490 Tom Ford Black Open Toe Suede Ankle Lock Booties:

FKA Twigs, Adwoa Aboah, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Kendall Jenner and Fetty Wap by Tyrone Lebon for Calvin Klein’s Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign