Saturday, 22 July 2017

Proof Zendaya's Favorite Shoes Go With Everything

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There's a new heel in town! Classic black is out, and the white pump is in.
Zendaya has been traveling the world (with the help of stylist Law Roach), sporting the same Le Silla white pump (originally $567) with everything, from designer garb at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week to semi-casual ensembles during her Spider-Man: Homecoming press tour. This versatile heel can match with almost any color, and the pointed toe gives off a more classic feel than, say, a platform or round-toe heel (they also make your legs look longer and leaner than any other heel style).

The Personal Price Of Living Through The Lens Of Social Media

Instagram Changes Terms Of Service, Stirs Anger Among Users
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What we post or more importantly, what we choose not to post, tells a lot about our character, our self-esteem, and the lens with which we see ourselves. Nevertheless, we are living in an online illusion, where everything seems perfect and normalized, without a blemish or pause. Welcome to the modern day Never Never Land, where Alice’s rabbit hole has become social media.

How to Get Dear White People Star Logan Browning's Flawless Curls

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Logan Browning has been killin' the hair game with her red-carpet-ready curly styles.
It's safe to say that the Dear White People star is fearless when it comes to her hair, from the copper-wired ponytail to the braid-to-curl Diana Ross-like hair. We've noted her innovative styling on the red carpet, leading us to ask, "Who is responsible for these stop-and-stare looks?"

7 Makeup Brush Sets Worth Every Penny

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Makeup is arguably one of the best inventions ever, but it's virtually useless unless you have the right tools to apply it.
If you've ever bought makeup brushes before, you know what we're talking about here. A cheaply-made brush that falls apart as you're applying your makeup on is not good news. The quality of the bristles also makes a difference when it comes to coverage. Remember: You're going for blended, not cake-y.

Gwen Stefani's Makeup Artist Shares His 32-Second Face Trick
After decades in the beauty business, you pick up on a few tricks…especially if you're Gwen Stefani's main makeup artist, Gregory Arlt.
Even though he's created several looks on a mix of celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Dita von Tease and Susan Lelechi Watson, the Mac Cosmetics pro artist has a few tips to make sure anyone touched by his magic mascara wand comes out as an "A+ version of themselves."
"I'm like the beauty exorcist," he said. "I like to pull the beauty out of somebody as opposed to put it on them."

Tinted Lens Sunglasses
It’s true what they say: see the world through rose-colored glasses, and our gal, Lori Harvey, did just that during a recent Italian Riviera vaca. Tinted lenses are stylish and sassy, adding a hint of hue to your outfit — and your perspective. Lori’s wearing the Dior So Real Pop sunnies, but you, too, can get in on this colorful trend at a variety of price points. From aviators to cat-eyes, tinted lens sunglasses will help you throw some serious shade this season.

Doutzen Kroes, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls & More By Luigi and Iango For Vogue Japan September 2017

Bella Hadid’s New York City $40 Splits 59 Loren White Seamless Bra and $91 Re/Done Ripped Walking Shorts
Bella Hadid flaunted her toned abs in NYC, clad in a $40 Splits 59 Loren White Seamless Bra and $91 Re/Done Ripped Walking Shorts:

Friday, 21 July 2017

Kim Kardashian’s Sherman Oaks $259 Atsuko Kudo Matte Semi-Transparent Cloud Leggings
Kim Kardashian was spotted out and about in Sherman Oaks with husband Kanye West, clad in a white cropped tank, classic Manolo Blahnik sandals, and $259 Atsuko Kudo Matte Semi-Transparent Cloud Leggings:

Sophia Webster Is Collaborating with PUMA
The PUMA train is slowing no signs of slowing down! After successful collaborations with Kylie and Rihanna, the brand is now partnering with famed designer Sophia Webster:

Grayscale’s Red Hi/Lo Blazer Dress
Hey people! Today’s Product is this beautiful Red Hi/Lo Blazer Dress from L.A.-based clothing brand Grayscale — the label behind the popular vinyl Underbust Corset skirt you’ve been seeing all over the ‘Gram.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

How Vision Boarding Helps You Document Your Personal, Career & Financial Progress

Black Women at Desk
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Experts and coaches around the globe agree that you are more likely to achieve your goals when you write them down. Vision boards help you focus on priorities and provide a built-in accountability measure so you don’t lose sight of your goals. Here are the benefits of letting your creative juices flow and designing a personalized vision board.

Supermodel Iman Returns To Modeling With New Gloria Vanderbilt Ads

Frederique's Choice US Launch Party
Supermodel Iman is quite selective about the modeling jobs she takes. While she’s focusing on her activism and entrepreneurship, occasionally, she will decide to get back in front of the camera.
She told WWD, “I don’t model anymore. I only do a few things that move me or with which I have associations. I did a Kenzo x H&M ad because I knew Kenzo Takada and I did it years ago. But now I really only do special projects. I say ‘no’ more than I say ‘yes.'”

LET’S MAKEUP: Nails Looking A Little Dull? Try These Tricks.

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Forgot to put on a base coat before you put on that neon color? Decided to paint your nails black or red? You probably are currently suffering from dull or grey looking nails. Don’t hide them with another color or be embarrassed if your caught without a coat of polish on. Brighten your nails quickly with ingredients you have laying around your home. I have three ways for you to brighten your nails effectively.

Naturi Naughton Gives Birth To Healthy Baby Girl

Naturi Naughton's Baby Shower
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Welcome to the mommy club! Actress Naturi Naughton has given birth to a healthy baby girl, US Weekly reports.
This is the first child for Naturi and her longtime beau Ben.

It’s Here! Watch The Trailer For Taraji P. Henson Hit-Woman Film, ‘Proud Mary’
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The trailer for the highly-anticipated hit-woman thriller Proud Mary dropped on Thursday—and by the looks of it, Taraji P. Henson definitely brought her A-game!

Céline Dion Model High-Fashion Couture While Eating French Fries and Dancing on a Boat

There's no doubt about it: Céline Dion has solidified her spot as one of the world's most famous style icons.
The 40-year-old singer been hitting the stage in some of the most intricately designed costumes made by les petites mains—the haute couture ateliers dressmakers—over the last five years of her residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, but she's taken on a whole new status when it comes to her red carpet and street style, too.

27 Cocktail Dresses That Won't Look Like Everyone Else's

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Let's get one thing straight: Getting dressed for a special occasion take a lot of work.
First there's the hair, the makeup and then comes the dress. Not to mention the accessories and all the shapewear that has to go underneath. But let's circle back to the dress for a moment. You've done all this prep work to look your very best, so it's the absolute worst when you show up in the same outfit as everyone else.

Hit or Hype: Celeb Pros Debunk 6 Skin-Care Trends
Makeup magic exists! At the same time, there's only so much beauty products can do.
While some tools will definitely help with imperfections, others can be just pure marketing fluff—even if your favorite celebs are paid to promote them on Instagram.

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole 9 Years After Armed Robbery in Las Vegas

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O.J. Simpson is about to be a free man.
After nearly nine years in prison, the notorious football star—also known as Orenthal James Simpson—will be released from the Nevada Lovelock Correctional Center as early as Oct. 1, 2017. A panel of four parole commissioners granted him parole today with a total of four unanimous votes.

Chester Bennington Dies at Age 41: Linkin Park Singer's Death Investigated as Suicide

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died at age 41.
The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed the death of the singer of rock band Linkin Park, which is being investigated as a suicide, E! News has learned. A post-mortem examination is planned.

Eunice Johnson & the Legendary Ebony Fashion Fair Fashion Show
“In somewhat of a cosmic manner straight out of a supernatural couture galaxy, we felt like we visited the moon to view extraordinary fashions from another lifetime.” Editor-in-chief, Allison Elizabeth Brown, recently took her modeling/mentoring camp Mahogany Style Studios to view and experience the traveling curation “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” at the prestigious George Washington University’s Textile Museum. The capsule collection featured mesmerizing memorabilia as well as key pieces from famed publishing giants John and Eunice Johnson’s legendary fashion event.

Ruth Negga by Norman Jean Roy for The Edit July 2017

Jada Pinkett Smith’s The Hoda Show $5,218 Maison Rabih Kayrouz Yellow Frayed Coat and $1,130 Givenchy Yellow Chiffon Shirt
Jada Pinkett Smith went bold during an appearance on The Hoda Show, radiant in a pair of Céline Pre-Fall 2017 contrast side stripe trousers, $5,219 Maison Rabih Kayrouz Yellow Frayed Coat, and $1,130 Givenchy Yellow Chiffon Shirt:

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Simone I Smith Lollipop Pendents

This Product comes courtesy of The Simone I. Smith Jewelry Collection! In addition to being the wife of hip-hop icon LL Cool J, Simone Smith is also an entrepreneur, jewelry designer, and cancer survivor. After she was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer called chondorosarcoma in 2004, she decided to launch her eponymous jewelry line with the goal of keeping women positive and uplifted during trying times.

3 Easy Ways to Pull Off a White Dress at Night

Branded: White Dress OutfitsWho says you can't wear a white dress at night?
I get it: White is a risky color in the first place (clumsy girls who spill their wine, beware), but the choice to wear it when it's dark out feels doubly counterintuitive. However, if you know how to accessorize the shade, it's actually the most fashion forward, celeb-like date night look you can try.

Finally, a Hair Removal Guide for Every Part of Your Body

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Wax, shave, pluck, laser, sugar, thread—maintaining hair growth is one of the most exhausting parts of beauty.
Most of these tactics are painful. Some are expensive. Others have known risks. Yet, we do them anyway, because for many, hair on certain parts of the body is repulsive (while also completely natural). I can't necessarily explain our cultural fixation on hair removal (well, I can, but that would be a separate article), but I can try to make the process a bit easier.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ciara & Future’s Son Stars in Gap Kids Campaign

Future Zahir, Gap Kids
Future Zahir doesn’t have to wait for the future to model. In fact, Ciara and Hndrxx’s 3-year-old son has just landed his first major modeling gig.

Jada Pinkett Smith Doesn't Want Willow Smith to Follow in Her Footsteps and Marry Young

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Well that's not what we were expecting to hear!
While stopping by Hoda Kotb's SiriusXM show, The Hoda Show, Girls' Trip starJada Pinkett Smith had some surprising words of wisdom warning for her 17-year-old daughter Willow Smith and that's basically—don't marry young.

How To Ball Out On A Budget With Entry Level Salary

African American woman counting money in living room
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Congrats! You just received you first post-college job offer. You excitedly login to your Gmail account, open the email from your potential employer, and to your surprise, you see a number that’s way lower than you expected.

Forest Whitaker To Play A Kingmaker On ‘Empire’

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Forest Whitaker is going to be a hitmaker when he joins the cast of Empire this season.
Empire is going to get a little extra sparkle as Forest amps up the star power for season 4, and he’s taking on a crucial role on the show. According to E! News, he’ll be playing a hitmaker named Uncle Eddie.

5 Ways To Relieve Stress
Worrying about a thing never affected the thing you were actually worried about. In fact, the stress we bring to our own day-to-day worries only compounds the problem (not to mention our health).  By adding heated emotions, we cloud our ability to find a solution. The stress only keeps us further away from the power of a clear mind, a mind that may actually be able to do some creative thinking around the problem at hand.  So stop stressing! Easier said than done, right?

#WCW: Joan Smalls
Hailing from the island of Puerto Rico, this week’s beauty crush has risen to the top of the modeling world ever since taking the leap to leave for New York at the age of nineteen.

Kate Middleton's $3,175 Carlet, off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen Show-stopper

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Kate, is that you?
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been throwing us some serious style curveballs lately (first with the mini Gucci dress, then the short chop and now with a $3,175 carlet, off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen show-stopper (now sold out) paired with open-toed (yes, open-toed—very rare) Prada sandals).

Blue in Berlin!

Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte
Next stop: Germany!
As Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and their youngsters Prince George and Princess Charlotte continue their European travels this week, the royal family of four touched down in Berlin Wednesday.

Your Sunscreen Routine May Not Be Enough—Here's Why
How effective is your sun protection routine?
If you finish the day without a sunburn or an obvious tan, your answer is probably "effective." But, if you are putting on sunscreen at the beginning of the day without reapplying every three to four hours, then you are, in fact, overexposing your skin to the sun.

What Your Mascara Says About You

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Believe it or not, celebs use mascara—just like you.
Yes, they have the time and means to get eyelash extensions, tints, microblading and layer on the falsies, but even Hollywood A-listers, like Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore, can't deny the basic essential that is a good mascara. They have their favorites, and we bet you do, too.

What a Celeb A.M. Skin-Care Routine Really Looks Like
Your morning routine has a major impact on your skin.
As natural-appearing makeup has taken over the red carpet, you can't rely on concealer and full-coverage foundation to mask your lack of attention. I-woke-up-like-this perfection is the result of time and effort (two things that may be hard to savage in the morning). Luckily, celebs like Gabrielle Union, Jamie Chung and Zendaya keep us inspired with their flawless skin.

The Best Products to Prevent (and Repair!) Skin Damage
While summer might be the most fun season of the year, it can unfortunately do a number on your skin. From lazy afternoons at the beach to outdoor sports, so much of your time is out in the sun, and, as a result, there are opportunities for damage and irritation at every turn.

Balenciaga’s Fuchsia Embellished Satin Pumps

Balenciaga Fuchsia Embellished Satin Pumps
Get into the Day with Balenciaga’s $2,850 Fuchsia Embellished Satin Pumps. The statement pumps appeared on the Fall ’16 runway and have been trending on the ‘Gram ever since.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Marjorie’s Lavish Looks For Less: Beach Side Coordinates
Marjorie’s recent seaside voyage has inspired a plethora of beachside babe-worthy looks, and we are taking note.  This week, Marjorie set sail in one of the hautest ways to do some lavish lounging – with a coordinating Chanel set that boldly refreshes what it means to be a beachside beauty.
I gathered up some equally lavish looks, but for less, so that you, too, can sunbathe in the cutest of coordinates.

Olivia Culpo's Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuit

This bikini has one killer split personality.
Olivia Culpo's flirty, Tularosa x Revolve two-piece is both sweet and sexy (which is why we love it so much). While its sweetness derives from the crocheted fabric, dainty ruffles and pale pink coloring, the style's shoulder-baring nature and minimal tie bottoms keep the sun-soaked look just the right amount of sultry—making it an ideal choice if you're planning on keeping your beach wardrobe fresh this summer.

This Designer Makes Celeb-Loved Hats for Burning Man, Weddings and more!
For Alessandra Rivera, an outfit isn't complete without a make-you-stop-and-stare kind of hat.
Take a look at her website, and you'll find a woman with golden-glossed eyelids sitting with a large brim hat and nothing else. In a way, her look is complete, even without a top. Rivera's hats are stand-alone pieces that celebs like Uma Thurman take on their international getaways.

Oversized Denim Jackets You Can Wear With All Your Outfits

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Denim jackets are timeless (a.k.a. not a bad investment).
Anywhere you look, any time of year, you're sure to find the sturdy-yet-stylish staple draped across the shoulders of at least a few passersby. Whether you're a fashion editor, a regular Joe or somewhere in between, it's an approachable street style option for all. But its currently summer, after all, and you don't want to layer up in something too tight or constricting. That's where the celeb-love oversized denim jacket comes into play.

Curl Fest 2017
The beauty of natural hair has prospered so much that it’s turned into a full day dedicated to amplified looks of natural hair care that can’t go unnoticed. Over the weekend, that’s exactly what went down on July 15th at Curl Fest 2017 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. But what better way to show off those flawless fros and curls than to get a full glimpse of some spotted fashionistas in the mix too?! Check out the looks i’ve caught up with below!

Khloe Kardashian’s Calabasas $100 P.E. Nation For The Count Colorblock Sports Bra, $140 Down to the Wire Printed Stretch Leggings, and $84 APL Joyride Coral Sneakers
It was all about athleisure for Khloe Kardashian and boyfriend Tristan Thompson in Calabasas, with the Good American co-founder slipping on a $100 P.E. Nation For The Count Colorblock Sports Bra, $140 Down to the Wire Printed Stretch Leggings, and $84 APL Joyride Coral Sneakers:

Kendall & Kylie Jenner Just Launched Some Barely-There Swimwear

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 The duo just launched a 23-piece swimwear capsule exclusively on
Think: sexy, high-cut one pieces, mesh detailing, flirty neon pinks and one stand-out, army-inspired print. Basically, the collection's a selection of ultra-daring silhouettes you'd likely see on Kendall and Kylie Jenner themselves. (I am especially loving this $135 colorblocked suit with cutouts and small hardware.)
Still searching for the perfect, Instagram-worthy suit? You might just find your perfect match in the sisters' newest range. So get shopping!

Rihanna x PUMA Fenty Fur Slides

We are in pastel heaven with This chic alert. Our favorite bad gal is back at it again, this time introducing the newest editions to the Rihanna x PUMA Fenty Fur Slides collection.

Cream Of The Crop: Best Crop Tops
The summer season is filled with signature necessities, from itsy-bitsy bikinis to crisp white jeans and oversized sunglasses. In recent years, crop tops have earned a standing place in the lineup. While many shy away from this midriff-baring style, it’s actually much more wearable than you would think. Yes, even if you plan to eat a meal! Here are my favorite styles.

BFFs Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner Are Twinning in Latest Fendi Ad

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Best friends that slay together, stay together. (That's how the saying goes, right?)
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid (the two halves that make up KenGi) have joined forces in the name of Fendi's fall/winter 2017-18 ad campaign—shot by the one, the only Karl Lagerfeld.

Miranda Kerr's Wedding Hair Only Took 15 Minutes

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After seeing the fairy tale that was Miranda Kerr's wedding, something about her bridal style looked oddly familiar.
The model rocked the same sleek, low bun on the red carpet of the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Ericka Verrett.

The Valerian Hollywood Premiere with Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Couture, Cara Delevingne in Iris Van Herpen Couture, Kendall Jenner in Carmen March, and More!
The Valerian Hollywood Premiere was brimming with high-fashion! Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are two of the film’s stars, so we expected nothing less.
Check out the premiere’s ensembles below:

Jasmine Tookes and Lameka Fox by Terry Tsiolis for ELLE August 2017

Rita Ora Is Feeling the '70s Vibes, 3 Ways in 1 Day

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Rita Ora shoots…and scores a fashion hat trick.
The Fifty Shades of Grey actress was spotted out in New York City Monday wearing not one, not two, but three different ‘70s-inspired ensembles. The singer paired her throwback outfits with a curly lob, which may or may not remind you of a wet version of Jennifer Lopez's bouncy tresses in Shades of Blue. Not to be confused with Jenny from the Block, Rita went far from incognito in a few bold choices and Tom Ford oversized aviators.

Disney’s D23 Expo 2017 with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay in Prada, Mindy Kaling in Christian Siriano, and More!
The stars were certainly out for this weekend’s D23 Expo 2017! Films like A Wrinkle In Time and Black Panther were promoted at the event, thus some of our favorite stylish actresses and actors made an appearance.
Let’s get into the expo’s looks!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Metal Of A Woman
The metallic trend that sparked a flame in the fashion world many seasons ago has since surpassed everyone’s expectations, spreading like wildfire in every facet of the style world. You name it, they’ve made it in silver, rose, and yellow gold hues. Copper-colored couture pieces, platinum pumps, and seemingly solid gold sneakers are just a few of the fabulous finds that can quickly transform a simple and  beautiful #OOTD into a lavish, ultra-luxe look.