Thursday, 30 June 2016

Report: Apple in Talks to Acquire TIDAL

Kanye West, Jay Z, and J. Cole
Is Jay Z joining forces with Apple?
The tech giant is reportedly in talks to acquire TIDAL, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Sources close to the situation claim that negotiations are ongoing, however no official deal has been reached yet. Similar whispers appeared back in February, when it was reported that Samsung was looking to purchase TIDAL. Eventually, the company denied the rumors.

Fashion Deets: Olivia Palermo’s Rimowa London Store Opening Zara Cream Belted Blazer and Cropped Bell Bottom Trousers

Olivia-Palermo-Rimowa-London-Store-Opening-Zara-Cream-Suit-1Olivia Palermo is on fire!
The style maven effortlessly uplifted a $69 Zara Cream Belted Blazer, $39 matching Cropped Bell Bottom Trousers and black cutout ankle strap heels while attending Rimowa’s London store opening earlier today.

Malia Obama to Intern at the U.S. Embassy in Spain

Beauty Malia Obama stunned at the White House State Dinner in an embellished dress.Malia Obama’s star just continues to radiate! Not only was she accepted into Harvard, but the beauty is going to be interning at the U.S. Embassy in Spain this Summer:

Malia already flexed her Spanish language skills during her family’s recent trip to Cuba, thus this is definitely the perfect fit for her.

Balmain Resort 2017

Show Review: Balmain Resort 2017
Shortly after the French fashion house’s Spring 2017 Menswear show, Balmain’s Resort 2017 Womenswear collection has been released. Featuring many of the ensembles recently-debuted on the runway, the lookbook is brimming with high-octane glamour, animal print, metallics, and thigh-high slits.

How-To: Get Gigi Hadid's Killer Gold Eye in 3 Low-Key Ways

ESC: Gigi Hadid
Even if you're an everyday makeup kind of girl, you can probably count the number of times you've dared to wear gold eye shadow on one hand.
A metallic eye doesn't necessarily scream subtle, so it makes perfect sense that, in the past, you've reserved the glitzy trend for trips to Vegas or Halloween costume parties. However, according to celeb makeup artist Suzie Kim, a gold eye can actually work any hour, any time—just take a look at Gigi Hadid.
"Gigi's gold eye is really fresh—it's just one color and no eyeliner, a surprisingly low-maintenance option for summer," Suzie spilled.
For three minimal-effort ways to wear gold eye shadow, read on.

Fashion Deets: Made by Malyia’s Boundless Choker

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It’s obvious that chokers are on trend.  We’ve seen everyone from the Kardashian Klan to Rihanna rocking the look.  If you’re looking for simple, chic neck-candy then today’s Bomb Product of the day has you covered.  Check out Made by Malyia’s $90 Boundless Choker:

The 14 karat gold filled .060 round adjustable choker curves to the shape of your neck.

Fashion Deets: Eniko Parrish’s GQ Love, Sex, and Madness Elizabeth and James Red and Navy Riza Cutout Stretch Ponte Dress

Eniko Parrish's GQ Love, Sex, and Madness Elizabeth and James Red and Navy Riza Cutout Stretch Ponte Dress 
Eniko was also in attendance at GQ’s Love, Sex, and Madness event with soon to be hubby Kevin Hart! For the night, she wore an Elizabeth and James Red and Navy Riza Cutout Stretch Ponte Dress:
The dress, which retails for $385, has a fitted skirt with a cutout detail at the waist and a hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure.

Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles by Jason Kibbler for Teen Vogue August 2016


Fashion Deets: Laverne Cox’s HFC NYC’s Second Alzheimer’s Fundraising Event Opening Ceremony Black Asymmetric Paneled Tank and Ramy Brook White Lincoln Side Button Pants

Laverne+Cox+Hilarity+Charity+Throws+Second-ramy-brook-opening-ceremony-2Laverne Cox stuck to the classic black and white combo at HFC NYC’s Second Alzheimer’s Fundraising Event. For the occasion, she slipped on a $227 Opening Ceremony Black Asymmetric Paneled Tank and $225 Ramy Brook White Lincoln Side Button Pants:

How Celebrities Really Make Money on Instagram: Behind the Secret World of Social Media Sponsorship

How Celebs Make Money on Instagram Graphic, Ashley Benson
You see it all the time. A celebrity's Instagram post that looks ever-so-slightly different than the rest.
Maybe it's the way they're posing just so (or rather, it's a posed shot that looks posed) or the fact that the caption reads just a little too much like an informercial. Most of us pay them no mind, simply scrolling past to yet another engagement announcement ("Can't wait to spend forever with my best friend!") or vacation humble brag ("Just my view for the next week. NBD."), but little do we know, those Instagram posts are subtly making their way into our subconscious, influencing us to choose differently the next time we're on the market for teeth whitener or detox tea.

Fashion Deets: Jourdan Dunn’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Premier Antonio Berardi Resort 2017 Gold Jacquard High-Low Dress

Jourdan Dunn's Absolutely Fabulous The Movie Premier Antonio Berardi Resort 2017 Embellished High-Low Dress 3 
Supermodel Jourdan Dunn posed and smized on the golden carpet during the London premiere of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.  The beauty, who made a cameo in the funny fashion flick, wore an Antonio Berardi Resort 2017 Gold Jacquard High-Low Dress.

Be Inspired: 13 Surprising Ways Celebrities Get Even Richer

BeyonceWhile most successful stars make the bulk of their money from movies, TV shows and album and tour sales, many of them make a little extra on the side doing other things. OK, sometimes a lot extra.
Check out celebrities who have gotten even richer from side gigs:

How To Choose The Right Makeup Palette

Whether you’re heading away for a beach weekend or a long summer vacation, there’s nothing more convenient than a makeup palette featuring all your must-have items in one easy-to-transport compact. After all, rather than taking a slew of different makeup items — Blush! Eyeshadow! Highlighter! — why not whittle it down to as few items as possible, and save the space for things that really matter? (Like clothes.)
The only problem: With so many palettes to choose from, it can be confusing to pick the right one for you. “Palettes that include compatible eye, cheek, and lip colors are incredible for saving you space and time by keeping your makeup options organized and concise while you’re on the go,” says Francesca Giaimo, makeup artist to celebrities including Ingrid Nielsen and iJustine. “The trick is simply finding shades that work with your skin tone.”
I'II  break it down for you here with some easy tips for picking your perfect shades.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

30 Days of Gwyneth Paltrow: This Is How Much It Really Costs

ESC: Month of Gwyneth
If we could walk a mile in Gwyneth Paltrow's fabulous stiletto shoes…
Just think of all the luxury beauty treatments we could get, international cuisine we could eat, celeb pals we could encounter. Heck, if we're really dreaming big, let's forget 24 hours of good ol' Gwyn and imagine a whole month in the A-lister's life. What does that look like, you ask? We took a look back at the actress' past interviews, goop recommendations and recent Instagram posts to create a proposed itinerary of sorts.
Below, check out a schedule of the star's daily highlights—and how to get a similar experience on your own budget!

Fashion Deets: Busy Philipp’s New York City Gucci Appliquéd Printed Silk Dress, Nicholas Kirkwood Mary Jane Pumps, and Mansur Gavriel Red Mini Bucket Shoulder Bag

It was all about prints for Busy Philipps in NYC, where she was clad in a $3,980 Gucci Appliquéd Printed Silk Dress, $407 Nicholas Kirkwood Mary Jane Pumps, and $475 Mansur Gavriel Red Mini Bucket Shoulder Bag:
Her multicolor silk dress was originally shown on the brand’s Spring ’16 runway. It mixes a bold geometric diamond and floral pattern, as well as boasting poppy appliqués.

Fashion Deets: Blac Chyna’s Los Angeles My Naked Wardrobe Aqua The New Midi Dress and Rene Caovilla Embellished T-Bar Sandals

Blac Chyna's Los Angeles My Naked Wardrobe Aqua New Midi Dress and Rene Caovilla Embellished T-Bar Sandals 2 
A very pregnant and fresh-faced Blac Chyna was spotted while running a few errands in LA.  The future Mrs. Kardashian was snapped wearing a $38 My Naked Wardrobe Aqua The New Midi Dress and $760 René Caovilla Embellished T-Bar Sandals.
With fabulous stretch comfort and double lined material, this dress fits like a glove and showcases every curve. A round neck and short cap sleeves make this such a perfect daytime dress.

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Sofia Richie for Seventeen August 2016


Fashion Deets: FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s Morocco Iftar Dinner Altuzarra Fall 2016 Black and White Silk Scarf Print Midi Dress

North America Rights Only, Marrakesh, Moroco 6/2816-Princess Lalla Hasna, a guest, Malia and Sasha Obama, US First Lady Michelle Obama, Princesses Lalla Salma, Lalla Meryem, and Lalla Asmaa attend an iftar dinner (ramadan meal) offered by Morocco's King in Marrakesh, on June 28, 2016. The iftar was also attended by American actress Meryl Streep and Indian actress Freida Pinto, who were also attending event of the US initiative "Let Girls Learn," launched in 2015 and supported by Michelle Obama, that seeks to help more than 62 million girls around the world -half of them are adolescent- go to school. -PICTURED: Princess Lalla Hasna, Michelle Obama with Daughters (Malia and Sasha), Princesses Lalla Salma, Lalla Meryem, and Lalla Asmaa -PHOTO by: Balkis Press/ABACA/ -Startraks_ABAC_553124_001 Editorial - Rights Managed Image - Please contact for licensing fee Startraks Photo New York, NY For licensing please call 212-414-9464 or email Image may not be published in any way that is or might be deemed defamatory, libelous, pornographic, or obscene. Please consult our sales department for any clarification or question you may have. Startraks Photo reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image. If you violate our intellectual property you may be liable for actual damages, loss of income, and profits you derive from the use of this image, and where appropriate, the cost of collection and/or statutory damages.L-R : Princess Lalla Hasna, a guest, Malia and Sasha Obama, US First Lady Michelle Obama, Princesses Lalla Salma, Lalla Meryem, and Lalla Asmaa attend an iftar dinner (ramadan meal) offered by Morocco's King in Marrakesh, on June 28, 2016. The iftar was also attended by American actress Meryl Streep and Indian actress Freida Pinto, who were also attending event of the US initiative "Let Girls Learn," launched in 2015 and supported by Michelle Obama, that seeks to help more than 62 million girls around the world -half of them are adolescent- go to school. Photo by Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COMAs most of you may know, FLOTUS Michelle Obama traveled to Morocco with her mother and her gorgeous daughters Sasha and Malia earlier this week to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative. The Obama ladies looked superchic as they attended the traditional Moroccan Iftar Dinner while serving some serious slayage! For the momentous occasion, FLOTUS Michelle Obama wore a Fall 2016 Altuzarra Silk Scarf Print Midi Dress, black patent leather pumps and elegant curls.

The eye-catching design was presented on the runway with a matching belt, quilted boots and quirky bell earrings.

Bella Hadid by Danil Golovkin for L’Officiel Russia July 2016


#WCW: Andra Day

2016+Essence+Black+Women+Music+Red+Carpet-andra-dayOne of the main attractions I can’t wait to catch at Essence Festival this year is Andra Day! The sultry songstress has not only graced the covers of Essence magazine, but is slowly crafting her niche in the music industry with her one of a kind style and voice.

Fashion Deets: Nicki Minaj’s Ace of Diamonds Agent Provocateur Willow Black Lace Dress

Nicki Minaj dropped a few stacks at Ace of Diamonds alongside her boyfriend Meek Mill wearing a $300 Agent Provocateur Willow Black Lace Dress:

The black mid-length dress is crafted from a decadent mixture of black corded French Leavers lace over nude chiffon and body-contouring heavy stretch cotton. Also featured on the dress is a scallop edged split at the front of the skirt and a concealed zip at the back.

Emeraude Toubia for Cosmopolitan Mexico July 2016


Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

Can all my oily skinned gals please stand up?! Okay, clearly I’m joking, but oily skin is no joking matter. At times, it can feel like absolutely NOTHING is helping keep those pores small and that oil minimal. However, have no fear: Becca’s Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector is here to help.

Oversized And In Charge: JSN Studio Sunnies For Every Girl
Jason Bolden as been tied to some of your favorite women in entertainment like La La Anthony, Taraji P. Henson, and Gabrielle Union just to name a few. 
Not only can he put together a look worthy of the red carpet, he can now add designer brand to his resume. His new JSN Studio sunglasses are deserving of a little shine. I’ve been able to try them out firsthand and they’re really something else.

Binx Walton by Emma Summerton for Vogue Japan August 2016


Fashion Deets: Jennifer Lopez’s New York City Stella McCartney Lion Print Shirt

Jennifer Lopez was spotted out and about in NYC in a $259 Stella McCartney Lion Print Shirt:

Kanye West and adidas Announce Long-Term Partnership

Kanye West
Kanye West and adidas are making history.
The hip-hop mogul and sportswear brand are extending their relationship with the launch of adidas + Kanye West, a Yeezy-branded entity comprised of footwear, apparel, and accessories for all genders.
According to a press release, the alliance “makes history as the most significant partnership ever created between a non-athlete and an athletic brand. It will redefine the future, uniting adidas’ technical, innovative expertise and capabilities with the visionary imagination of West.”
Along with Kanye, a dedicated adidas team will focus on the development of all Yeezy products out of adidas’ Portland headquarters. The expansion plan also includes retail stores for adidas and Yeezy product. Additionally, adidas + Kanye West will expand the brand into sports with performance-intended designs.

Future for Rolling Stone Magazine

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Future for Rolling Stone Magazine.
Image: Rolling Stone

Fashion Deets: GQ’s 10th Annual Love, Sex & Madness Issue Party featuring Kim Kardashian West in a Jitrois Black Lace Up Dress, Chrissy Teigen in a Sergio Hudson Ivory Wool and Crepe Deep Plunge Dress, Kris Jenner in a Dolce Gabbana Red Floral Dress, and More!

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Tinseltown’s finest came out to 10th Annual Love, Sex & Madness Issue Party last night at Chateau Marmont. With Kim Kardashian West as the cover star, of course she and her closest buds (and family) showed support!
Take a look:

Celebrities Who Love a Good Bargain: Stars' Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Bang for Their Buck

Jennifer Lopez, Petroleum Jelly
Celebrities have the luxury of receiving eye-popping paydays, but even with their millions of dollars, stars can't resist a good bargain like the average Joe.
From budget buys at their local pharmacy to clipping coupons, stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Jessica Parker and more are always looking for ways to save a buck at the register, just like us. Whether it's makeup removal with Vaseline or shampooing with a bottle of coconut oil, A-listers know a good buy when they see it.
Sure, they have glam squads and stylists that transform them for red carpets, but they're the first to admit all of it has to be returned, so when it comes time to actually swiping that credit card, these are the tips, tricks and places that some of your favorite celebrities swear by:

Celeb Beauty: The Price Behind Lupita Nyong'o's Radiant Summer Look

ESC: Lupita Nyong'o, Brie Larson, Amy Poehler
Summer beauty tends to lean luminous…and, more importantly, minimal.
So, this less-is-more trend means a budget-friendly trip to Sephora, right? Well, not exactly. You may not have to spend your paycheck on a dramatic cat-eye and red bold lip this season, but attaining that subtle-yet-striking summer glow can actually cost a pretty penny too…for the celebs at least.

Fashion Deets: Rihanna’s Rosie Assoulin Spring 2016 Tie Front Bustier Dress and DSquared2 120MM ‘RiRi’ Lace-Up Satin Sandals

Rihanna-Rosie-Assoulin-DSquared-1Stylish duo Rihanna and her bestie Melissa Forde were papped while out and about in London yesterday! The songstress was all smiles as she donned a $2,277 Rosie Assoulin Spring 2016 Tie Front Bustier Dress and $965 DSquared2 120 MM ‘RiRi’ Lace-Up Satin Sandals.

7 Questions With Stylist June Ambrose

As a celebrity stylist, when your roster of handsome A-list clients includes Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, P.Diddy, and Pharrell Williams, chances are, you know a thing or two about fashion. Meet June Ambrose, the go-to stylist for music’s biggest names, and a fashion icon in her own right. With a HSN collection and a sunglass collaboration, June has proven that she’s more than just a sartorial expert, she’s also a trendsetter.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by Russell James for Vogue Thailand July 2016


Fashion Deets: FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative Morocco Discussion Peter Pilotto Multicolored Tiered Printed Georgette Dress

FLOTUS-Michelle-Obama-Let-Girls-Learn-Discussion-Peter-Pilotto-Printed-Tier-Ruffle-Dress-2Get ready for more #BlackGirlMagic!
Flawless FLOTUS Michelle Obama continued to promote her epic Let Girls Learn initiative in Morocco while uplifting a $1,649 Peter Pilotto Multicolored Tiered Printed Georgette Dress, black mesh pumps, eye-catching drop earrings and a soft curly ‘do.

The exuberant chiffon design features a whimsical floral print, ruffle detailing and three-quarter bell sleeves. The piece also boasts sheer effects along the shoulders, a concealed rear zip fastening and a long hem.

Yuna by Aja Hitomi for ILY Magazine June/July 2016


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You’re Doing It Wrong: Covering Under-Eye Bags

ESC: Doing It Wrong
I am going to be straight with you: Looking well-rested, particularly when you're tired, is not going happen without doing something about it.
If you've had a particularly rough night (we've all been there), chances are it's going to show on your face. Read: harsh, puffy eyes and dense, dark circles.
Under-eye bags are notoriously difficult to mask...but they don't have to be. If you ask celeb makeup artist Suzie Kim, who happens to use the same tip as supermodel Miranda Kerr, there are a few simple things you can do to expertly conceal your circles.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Fashion Deets: Nia Long’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Givenchy Navy Blue Shark Lock Ankle Strap Suede Platform Sandals

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Beauty Nia Long looked stunning upon arrival at Jimmy Kimmel Live while sporting a pair of $1,025 Givenchy Navy Blue Shark Lock Ankle Strap Suede Platform Sandals:

Cute Flicks Of The Day: June 28th, 2016

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend were spotted sporting all black while out and about in West Hollywood.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend were spotted sporting all black while out and about in West Hollywood.

Fashion Deets: Draya’s California Wolford black tank top, Art Department Clothing black and white striped culottes, Dior ‘Technologic’ sunshades, Tom Ford black satchel and Christian Louboutin black strap heels

Draya-ArtDeptClothing-black-pants-Wolford-black-top-3Draya can teach us all a thang or two about a mean snapback game! Sporting her body post baby, Draya was snapped out in California rocking a Wolford black tank top, Art Department black and white striped culottes, $491 Dior ‘Technologic’ sunshades, a Tom Ford black satchel, and strappy black Christian Louboutin open-toed sandals:

Fashion Deets: Khloe Kardashian’s Birthday Party Gianvito Rossi Black Suede Heels + On The Scene!

To celebrate her 32nd birthday, Khloe Kardashian gathered her friends and family for a fun night out on the town. For the festivities, she wore a leopard print cardigan, black bodysuit, high-waisted shorts, and a pair of $2,095 Gianvito Rossi Suede ‘Cuissard’ thigh high boots:
Her boots feature a pointed toe and slim stiletto heel which measures at 4″.

Fashion Deets: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Menara Airport Proenza Schouler Printed Crepe Dress

First Lady Michelle Obama and her lovely daughters are in Marrakech! They were met at Menara Airport by Princess Lalla Selma, where FLOTUS slipped on a $1,750 Proenza Schouler Printed Crepe Dress:

Her midi dress features an allover white floral print, cinched waist, draped detailing, zipped side, and adjustable waist belt.

Fashion Deets: SHE by Bena’s Eclipse Collection

She-By-Bena-Eclipse-Collection-1 I’ve done my fair share of highlighting up-and-coming African brands but SHE By Bena is on a completely different level!
SHE By Bena’s Eclipse Collection was brought to my attention by the brand’s Creative Director, Sheelah Garbrah. The talented designer simply emailed a few select photos to my inbox and left a straightforward four-sentence message that left me absolutely captivated. I was itching to learn more.

Fashion Deets: Margot Robbie’s The Legend of Tarzan Hollywood Premiere Gucci Fall 2016 Floral Embroidered Fur Cuff Gown

Margot+Robbie+Premiere+Warner+Bros+Pictures-gucci-1Margot Robbie certainly turned a few heads at The Legend of Tarzan Hollywood Premiere in a Gucci Fall 2016 Floral Embroidered Fur Cuff Gown:

Her gown was shown with a green veiled hat, pink tights, and gold open-toe pumps on the iconic Italian fashion house’s Fall 2016 runway.

Fashion Deets: Victoria Beckham’s New York Victoria Beckham Pinstripe Pants and Vest

Victoria Beckham’s style is always impeccably timed and stylish. Spotted in New York, she sported a pair of pinstripe pants and vest from her upcoming Victoria Beckham Pre Spring or Resort 17 collection:
Perfectly menswear-inspired, she added a black leather handbag, strappy black heels, and a mustard trench coat as a great signature layering piece.

This Natural Remedy Will Stop Excessive Shedding Of Your Hair
As women, we often aren’t too kind to our hair.
Whether applying too much heat or harsh products, or lack of moisture, at times we are responsible for our own hair damage. As a result of mistreatment, and sometimes stress or even skin conditions, shedding or hair loss may occur.
But don’t fret, there’s an au natural way to combat this!
A black tea rinse.
A black tea rinse is a wonderful treat for your tresses. The caffeine and antioxidants are a powerful reactor to the horomone DHT, which is responsible for hair loss. No chemicals needed!

Beauty Rehab: How to Repair Over-Plucked Eyebrows

ESC: Beauty Rehab
Over-plucked brows, unfortunately, still exist.
Whether it was a mistake of your own or you were victim of a rushed aesthetician, the regrowth process is the same...and it isn't fun (or pretty). With that said, it's time to correct (and then prevent) the damage with the help of celebrity eyebrow artist Anthony Andrews.
"When it comes to regrowing your brows, the safest place to start is seeking out a professional. It's important to find a brow artist who will take quality time assessing your brows rather than the traditional 5 to 10 minutes you spend in and out of a nail or threading salon. (A quick "clean-up" leaves room for lots of error.)"

Fashion Deets: Juana Acosta’s Yo Dona International Awards Andrew Gn Pre-Fall 2016 One Shoulder Floral Embroidered Gown

Juana+Acosta+Yo+Dona+International+Awards-andrew-gnJuana Acosta took to the Yo Dona International Awards in an Andrew Gn Pre-Fall 2016 One Shoulder Floral Embroidered Gown:

Juana stuck to the brand’s simple styling.

Demi Lovato for American Way Magazine July 2016 [Spread]