Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Fashion Deets: Rihanna’s Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Of The Year Award Ceremony Monse’s Fall 2017 Gray Off-The-Shoulder Belted Dress and Matching Boots

Well, our girl has yet another accomplishment under her belt.  Today, Rihanna was awarded Humanitarian Of The Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, heading to the prestigious university in a look phresh off the runway, no less.  The “Work” singer skewed teetered the line of corporate and sexy in a Monse Fall 2017 Gray Off-The-Shoulder Belted Dress and matching boots.

Surprise! Tyrese Gibson Announces He Got Married During Valentine's Day Ceremony

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Tyrese Gibsonis officially off the market.
The Fast and the Furious star tied the knot during an intimate ceremony held on Valentine's Day. Tyrese made the exciting announcement on Tuesday, sharing to Instagram a romantic montage featuring photos from his wedding day to a mystery woman we can't wait to meet.

Times Plus Sized Beauties Slayed the Red Carpet

Nothing is more beautiful than a woman who loves the skin she’s in.  Whether you’re a size 6, 16 or 26, confidence is always key to an amazing red carpet moment.  This week, i am celebrating the curvy girls that make opulent fashion statements.
Let’s take a look at the times curvy celebrities dominated the red carpet:

5 Ways To Build & Grow A Healthy Business Credit Score

African American business colleagues working together on a laptop.
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You did it. You took an idea and masterfully wove it into a stream of income. You may not have started from the bottom, but either way, you’re here—an entrepreneur. You have a slamming (insert consulting service, store, clothing line, etc…) but there’s just one thing: You’re probably in need of an upgrade, and that will take time and money.

Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award

Rihanna’s humanitarian “Work” was honored today, as the multifaceted superstar earned Harvard’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award.
Taking the stage in elegant fashion, RiRi smiled at the crowd of adoring fans gathered at the prestigious Cambridge university to cheer her on. “So, I made it to Harvard,” she said to a roar. “Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life, but it feels good.”

Transition Essentials

Spring is approaching as a blooming world of new fashion finds makes its ways to market. But many of us are still stuck in the fickle weather factor, moving slowly from our tried-and-true winter pieces into the bright new world of 2017 trends. To make this transition smoothly, there are a few spring goodies you can invest in now that’ll put an instant pop into your winter wardrobe.
Here are six new season must-haves that’ll you help you sweetly sprinkle in the spring.

Lanre de Silva Ayaji Spring 2017

Nigerian designer Lanre de Silva Ayaji has debuted her Spring 2017 collection, with a lookbook simply titled “Artistic.”

Monday, 27 February 2017

Fashion Deets: Kourtney Kardashian’s LA Alice + Olivia x Basquiat Jacket and Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack

Kourtney Kardashian casually strolled in LA with her mimi-me clad in a $1,327 Alice + Olivia Painted Leather Jacket and $2080 Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack:

The black and multicolor jacket is made cotton and lambskin and features paint and drawings on the body.

Pregnant Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Shines Next to Jason Statham at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, 2017 Oscars, Vanity Fair After Party
Rosie Hunington-Whiteley and her fiancé Jason Statham made their first red carpet appearance since announcing they were expecting a baby earlier this month on Instagram. The couple attended the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party last night, and walked the red carpet before enjoying the party.
Rosie shined bright on the carpet in a custom Atelier Versace silver sheath dress, which she topped off with flawless Nirav Modi chandelier earrings. The model accentuated her most flattering accessory, her bump, by keeping a simple beauty look with her hair pulled back in a chignon bun and soft makeup.

Girl’s Guide To Solo Travel

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There is something to be said for solo travel. While I love the sister-time of traveling with a girlfriend and the allure of #baecation,  solo travel definitely has that X factor, that certain something that you can’t replicate by traveling with another person. There are a million and one reasons why people put off traveling alone, but here are a few reasons to “Just Do It” and a few tips to help you get through your first solo adventure.

#BlackGirlMagic: This 13-Year-Old Raised Money For Over 800 People To See ‘Hidden Figures’

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A 13-year-old aspiring astronaut wants everyone to see Hidden Figures—so much so, she has helped over 800 folks view it for free.
According to The Huffington PostTaylor Richardson was awarded the GoFundMe’s February “Hero of the Month” after raising $17,000 through the fundraising website for people throughout the nation to go see the Oscar-nominated movie.

Rocsi Diaz Steps Out In All White

Celebrity Sightings in Los Angeles - February 22, 2017
Former “106 and Park” Host Rocsi Diaz was spotted during a recent night out wearing an all white 2 piece from the Paris based Kyna Collection.

GET THE LOOK: Get Taraji P. Henson’s Old Hollywood Style Tresses From The 2017 Oscars

89th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
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Sunday night the 89th Annual Academy Awards brought out our favorite celebrities on the red carpet. From golden dresses to au natural makeup and trendy tresses, we were loving all the looks. Hidden Figures star, Taraji P. Henson seems to have settled FULLY into her stardom and showed up looking Hollywood!

#MODELMONDAYS: Lineisy Montero Rocks Her Afro With Dominican Pride

La Perla Fall/Winter 2017 RTW Show - Runway
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When it comes to ripple effects, Lineisy Montero is no stranger. At age 19, the Dominican Beauty quickly earned the title “Queen of the Catwalk” when she debuted at her first show in a sea of slicked-back ponytails sporting a perfectly cropped afro.

Oscars Trend Translation Guide

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Last night's formal affair was a breeding ground for outfit inspiration.
We know, we know. It's unlikely you'd be sporting a custom Armani gown, like Nicole Kidman's, any time soon, but what i am referring to is the fact there were a plethora of styling tricks easily translatable for street style purposes (a.k.a. your everyday wardrobe could learn a thing or two from the Oscars red carpet).
Wondering how you'd ever be able to shimmer like Jessica Biel or Emma Stone IRL? Here to decode some tricks of trade is Net-a-Porter and The Edit's senior style editor Tracy Taylor.

Which Oscars Style Squad Reigned Supreme? You Be the Judge

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With each award show, new red carpet trends surface.
The Globes were shiny, the SAGs were colorful and the Grammys were all about cutouts. But the Oscars? Well, the Oscars was a more muted affair (not to be confused with being boring).
Because of the elevated and high-brow nature of this particular affair, it's no surprise stars took their color palettes down a notch. But what they didn't subdue was star power in the form of subtle embellishments, statement jewelry and show-stopping silhouettes.
Here are your 2017 Oscars style tribes.

This Beauty Product Was Everywhere at the 2017 Oscars

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If the celebs at the 2017 Oscars taught us anything, it's to turn the other cheek.
While you may have noticed cheekbones were especially prominent on Sunday night's red carpet, beauty junkies everywhere realized several stars were wearing the same creamy consistency on their visage.

Calvin Klein Debuts New Campaign Featuring The Men of Moonlight

The morning after a dizzying Oscar ceremony, where Moonlight scooped up its award for Best Picture in a head-spinning reversal of fortune, it seems that the men of Moonlight are set to steal the show (and our hearts) yet again. Calvin Klein has just launched the men of Moonlight in a new ad campaign that features the glorious actors in all their glory. Check out these sizzling stars below. Warning: You may be inspired to immediately get your guy into a pair of Calvins.

Ari Westphal by Victor Demarchelier for ELLE France February 2017

Fashion Deets: The 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party with Ciara in August Getty Atelier, Leona Lewis in Tony Ward Couture, Freida Pinto in Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, and More!

While the awards show was going down, a slew of stars watched it happen in real-time at The 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party. Embellishment, all-white, sheer looks, and red were some of the celebration’s trends.
Check out the evening’s getups below:

4 Reasons Why Having A Work-Life Balance Is Important

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These days, we seem to be moving at an even faster pace. Whether it’s our careers or personal lives, we’re all moving at super-sonic speed, making it harder and harder to achieve a work-life balance.
Maintaining a work-life balance is not only important for our personal health and relationships, but finding that balance can also help your overall work performance.
Still not convinced? Check out the reasons why having a work-life balance is important below.

Fashion Deets: The 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with Janelle Monae in Alexandre Vauthier Couture, Ciara in Jovani Signature, Kerry Washington in Michael Kors Collection, and More!

After the show, it’s the after party! First up came the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar celebration. Newly-minted Academy Award winners, presenters who made a quick change, and a slew of other iconic ladies and gents were in attendance.
Let’s get into the fête’s looks!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Top 10 Looks from the 89th Annual Academy Awards: Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti, Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph and Russo, Janelle Monae in Elie Saab, and More!

Happy Oscars Night!
Today, i am doing something a little bit different with my Academy Awards red carpet recap! In addition to running down all the looks, i am also tabulating the top 10 ensembles, based on Instagram ‘likes.’ Take a look at who you guys double tapped into the top 10!

Viola Davis Accepts First Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress With a Powerful, Tear-Filled Speech at the 2017 Oscars

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Grab the tissues...Viola Davis just delivered one hell of an acceptance speech and rightfully so!
The Fences actress was honored with her very first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2017 Oscars, taking the win over a strong list of nominees, including: Naomie Harris for Moonlight, Nicole Kidman for Lion, Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures and Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea.

Dolce Domination: A Harvey Haute Takeover Walk in Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2017 Show

It was a family affair for Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2017 season, as mothers, daughters, sons, and babes took to the catwalk at today’s show in Milan. While European royal families and rock music legends were on the roster, the most identifiable faces (for us anyway) were Marjorie Harvey, Jason Harvey, Lori Harvey and Amanda Harvey.

Here's Why Everyone Is Wearing Blue Ribbons on the Red Carpet

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This year's biggest Oscars accessory is a bit different than award show's past. Sometimes all the stars are dripping in diamonds, sometimes the cool thing to do is bring your mom (yes, we're talking to you Bradley Cooperand Leonardo DiCaprio).
But in 2017, things are taking a slightly more political turn.

Fashion Deets: The 89th Annual Academy Awards with Viola Davis in Armani Privé, Ava DuVernay in Ashi Studio Couture, Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti, and More!

The 89th Annual Academy Awards is underway and Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali has already picked up an award! Couture was flowing on the red carpet and naturally, the fashion was on high.
Let’s kick off the glamorous night’s looks!

Fashion Deets: The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards with Taraji P. Henson in Giambattista Valli Couture, Kerry Washington in Prada, Ava Duvernay in Gucci, and More!

Before the Oscars went down, the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards was many stars’ first stop! Floral prints, mini lengths, eye-catching details, and more were all on display.
Here are the day’s looks in 3…2…1…

Fatima Siad by Rowan Papier for Nylon

Fashion Deets: The Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner with Janelle Monae and Ruth Negga in Chanel, Deepika Padukone in Duro Olowu, and More!

The Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscars Awards Dinner was star-studded, but you guessed that right? The iconic French fashion house’s looks were all on display for the night on our favorite celebrities.
Let’s get into their looks!

Lookbook: Lanre de Silva Ayaji Spring 2017

Nigerian designer Lanre de Silva Ayaji has debuted her Spring 2017 collection, with a lookbook simply titled “Artistic.”

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Best Looks Of The Week

Hey everyone!
Let’s dive deep into our lovely contenders! So, brace yourselves, because the #BlackGirlMagic is intense this week!

Friday, 24 February 2017

What Celebs Wear Under Every Red Carpet Look: A Guide to Shapewear

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What you don't see on the red carpet makes all the difference.
It's hard to imagine the pressure on the red carpet, with flashing lights capturing every angle of the body. Yet, ask any A-lister,  or stylist and they'll tell you that success on the carpet has everything to do with confidence.

Fashion Deets: Kate Blanchett’s New York City Opening Ceremony’s Faux Fur Varsity Jacket

Actress Kate Blanchett was spied in NYC clad in a $425 Opening Ceremony Faux Fur Varsity jacket:

The faux fur leopard print jacket features front snap button closures, slanted front pockets and two-tone ribbed collar, cuffs, and hem.

Fashion Deets: Kourtney Kardashian’s Instagram Gianvito Rossi Zelda Sandals

teewhy-hive.blogspot.co.ukKourtney Kardashian posed for the ‘gram in a denim on denim ensemble partnered with $995 Gianvito Rossi Zelda Sandals:

The silver metallic nappa leather Zelda sandals are styled with caged ankle straps and trimmed with white and beige mink fur.

How to Look Long and Lean, According to Amy Adams' Pilates Pro

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If you've ever taken a Pilates class before, you know that the workout is no joke.
A session with celeb instructor Nonna Gleyze, however, will have your body do more than just sweat—it's body calibration.

How to Get Red Carpet Waves Using Only a Hair Dryer

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There are thousands of ways to get effortless-looking waves, but only one way to get the Jen Atkin-approved kind that you see on the red carpet.

Fashion Deets: Zoe Saldana’s Cadillac Oscar Week Celebration Jonathan Simkhai Fall 2017 Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Lace Up Dress

Zoe Saldana just welcomed a new bundle of joy, but still found time to step out for the Cadillac Oscar Week Celebration! For her night out, she slipped on a Jonathan Simkhai Fall 2017 Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Lace Up Dress:

Her frock was anchored with thigh-boots on the runway.

Bhumika Arora by Alex Bramall for Grazia UK February 2017

Who Wore it Better? Cardi B vs Keke Palmer in From Grayscale’s Red Underbust Corset Skirt

This fashion showdown just got red hot!  Cardi B posed for the ‘gram in the same $115 From Grayscale Red Underbust Corset Skirt that Keke Palmer wore during her promo tour in NYC:

Cardi wore a Gucci cardigan and Gucci sandals with her From Grayscale skirt.

Keke Palmer wore her skirt with a sheer Namilia blouse.

Fashion Deets: Gucci Logo T Shirts from Net a Porter! As Spied on Kim Kardashian, Cassie, and More!

Gucci logo T-shirts are all the rage! Lots of celebs and style bloggers have been spied in the retro chic shirt.

Moschino Fall 2017

Would you wear cardboard couture? Well, Jeremy Scott is hoping you want to. His kitschy—no surprise there—and statement-making—even less of a shock—Fall 2017 collection for Moschino was a mix of the aforementioned, a tribute to a time when print thrived, and a whole new, head-turning take on red carpet.

Fashion Deets: Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards with Gabrielle Union in Prada, Tracee Ellis Ross in Lebronstein, Yara Shahidi in Chanel and more!

When sisters gather together to honor and praise each other, you can rest assured that three things will be involved: empowerment, elegance, and phenomenal fashion!  These three things and more were happening at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards which took place in Beverly Hills yesterday, and you know we were on the scene getting all the juicy details on the frocks your favorite celebrities wore.  Without further ado, let’s get into some extravagant fashion below.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Fashion Deets: Eva Longoria’s The View $435 Julea Domani Camel Peplum Dress

Eva Longoria made an appearance on The View in a $435 Julea Domani Camel Peplum Dress:

Her peplum dress features a wrap silhouette, buckle accents, and a midi length.

Yara Shahidi by Cara Stricker for ASOS Magazine Spring 2017

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi Frenzy

The glamorous whirlwind of Milan Fashion Week continued today, as the Harvey Family made their next stop at the fashion frenzy known as the Fendi show.

This Might Be Why You're Breaking Out

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Raise your hand if you wear makeup every day.
Despite knowing makeup's not great for your skin, it's hard to leave the house without it. So to rectify that, most of us have become pros at removing day-old product before bed. This certainly helps, but according to celeb makeup artist Julianne Kaye, falling asleep in your makeup isn't actually the main reason you're breaking out.

How to Do a Neutral Smoky Eye—Your Go-To Daytime Look

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You've heard about the smoky eye, but what about the neutral smoky eye?
It's the same concept you're used to: A few key colors expertly blended together to enhance your most sultry feature: your eyes. Only this lighter, more-casual version is one you can wear anywhere, anytime without feeling overdone—specifically during the daytime. Instead of vampy blacks and greys, think shimmering champagne and nude hues that effortlessly reflect the sunlight. "A neutral smoky eye is my favorite go-to for the red carpet without the fuss," shared celeb makeup artist Emily

3 Real-Girl Ways to Wear Colored Eyeliner

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If you can't go a day without wearing eyeliner, you're not the only one.
But how many times do you switch up the color? If you're guilty of wearing the same old black or brown color (in the same way), it's about time you change it up. Not that there's anything wrong with your classic standby, it's just there are so many other options out there. And who doesn't like options?

Why You Should Give Cream Eye Shadow Paint a Try

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What the heck is cream eye shadow anyway?
Sure, you've heard of it, and maybe you've even used it a time or two, but you've got to ask yourself: Are you using it correctly? "Cream eye shadow can be intimidating because of the thick texture and the high concentration of pigment," said celeb makeup artist Suzie Kim. Even though it's tricky, it's actually one of her very favorite shadow products to use because it's so versatile.

Kanye West's Plans for World Domination: Music and Makeup and Politics (Oh My!)

Kanye West, 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards

You may think Kanye West is completely out of his mind or you may think he's one of the most influential voices of our generation, but no matter what you believe, he's moving forward with some serious plans—plans that all seem to point toward total world domination...Muahahaha!
OK, just kidding.

Fashion Deets: Gigi Hadid’s Milan DSquared2’s Fall 2017 Cow Print and Plaid Jacket

Gigi Hadid headed to dinner in Milan with her sister clad in a DSquared2 Fall 2017 Cow and Plaid Print jacket:
The mid-length jacket is constructed with cow print on the exterior and plain on the interior.

#TBT: The Style Evolution of Fantasia

With a voice that can silence a room and leave the audience in awe or make us all get up and dance with her, no one can deny the sheer talent that is American Idol alum, Fantasia Barrino.
She sang her way to the top of the charts from nothing since winning the hit show’s third season and hasn’t looked back since.  Despite past struggles and tribulations, the North Carolina native has had major success over the last thirteen years, and her style has been topping a few charts as well.

#TBT: Naomi Sims

*This Black History Month Feature was originally published in November 2014.
I’ve always admired this woman. Her unparalleled beauty is beyond extraordinary; however, it is the story behind her struggle that truly captured my heart. In addition to showcasing an exceptional modeling talent, she’s also established herself as a successful businesswoman and an author. Although many may not recognize her face, her accomplishments speak volumes. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my distinct pleasure to present today’s esteemed trailblazer – the legendary Miss Naomi Sims.

Beyoncé Pulls Out of Coachella 2017 But Will Perform in 2018 After Pregnancy

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Sad news, Beyoncé fans: The speculation has turned into reality—the singer, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year after all.

6 Tips To Help Put Your Family First

African American family in the kitchen.
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Family is everything. Whether it’s your immediate family, extended family, or friends you’ve turned into family, there’s nothing better than having a close-knit bond with the ones you love. Because family is so important, it goes without saying they should always be at the top of your list of life’s priorities.
Make sure your family knows just how much you appreciate them…daily. Not sure how to do that? Use this self-check guide with practical tips to help you keep your family first.

Urban Skin RX

A good skincare regimen is the key to youthful, healthy skin.  Today’s chic product of the Day offers an array of items that will aide dark spots, uneven skin tones, acne and much more.  Get familiar with Urban Skin RX:
 Urban Skin RX assesses your skin type and recommends the best cluster of products for you.  No matter the problem area, their skin care experts have you covered.  Choose from six different packages; skincare & acne, eventone acne control, even tone, ageless glow, hydrate & repair and under eye circles.