Friday, 31 March 2017

The Curvy Girl’s Guide To Spring
Real women have curves! Whether it’s a recently added addition from a new baby in our blossoming lives, or the the pure celebration of the female form in all its curvy glory, we do come in all shapes and sizes and so should our clothes. Spring is bursting with a new arrival of fresh trends and you shouldn’t have to be a size zero to indulge in all these sartorial desires.  Here is my curvy girl’s guide to spring 2017.

Fashion Deets: Salma Hayek’s The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards Bottega Veneta Nero Cotton and Leather Embroidered Dress
Salma Hayek picked up the CinemaCon Vanguard Award at The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, where she sported a $15,000 Bottega Veneta Nero Cotton and Leather Embroidered Dress:

Her lightweight cotton and viscose-blend LBD features a fitted bodice, deep polo-shirt neckline, tonal beading, A-shape skirt, hand-cut butterfly shaped sequin embellishment, and a patent leather belt nipping in her waist.

Lais Ribeiro by David Agbodji for FLAUNT Magazine Spring 2017

Adwoa Aboah Evokes Sade’s Timeless Style for Vogue Mexico April 2017

Beyoncé Top Choice to Play Nala in ‘Lion King’ Remake

Is Queen Bey joining The Lion King?
According to Variety, Beyoncé is the top choice to voice Simba’s best friend Nala in the upcoming live-action remake of the animated Disney classic.

Southern Charm's Cameran Eubanks Reveals Her Budget-Friendly Beauty Products and Fashion Secrets

Southern Charm, Cameran  
Cam is all about the affordable glam.
Another season of Southern Charm is just days away, y'all, which means we have another season of obsessing over how gorgeous star Cameran Eubanks seems to look no matter the occasion, climate or antics Charleston and her crew throw at her. Come on, the woman can rock a flamingo on her head and still look flawless. Forget being a Southern Belle, Cam is our Bravo Budget-Friendly Babe. (If you need proof, check out her hilarious Instagram account.)

How to Wear Pretty Pink Monochromatic Makeup

ESC: Freestyle
Have you ever met a girl that doesn't like the color pink? (It's a rhetorical question.)
But, can you wear it everywhere? And by everywhere we mean the full face: you know, a pretty pink wash on the lips, the lids and the cheeks. According to celeb makeup artist Melissa Murdick, it's the best idea you've ever had. In fact, with spring here, it's the perfect way to welcome the season.
Know that if you go monochromatic with your makeup, you have options. Shades of bronze, nude and coral all work, but pink is by far the most popular. Here's how to do it.

This 5-Minute Face Is All You Need for a Day at the Beach

Loreal Beauty Collage
Beach days are the best days, but (for obvious reasons) you don't want to wear a ton of makeup.
You do, however, want to look ready: Ready for impromptu photos, ready when your crush catches your eye—the scenarios in which you will need to look your best are endless.

Fashion Deets: Selena Gomez’s 13 Reasons Why Los Angeles Premiere Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 Orange Strapless Full Skirt Dress and $625 Giuseppe Zanotti Powder Pink Velvet Bridget Mules
Selena Gomez certainly turned some heads at the 13 Reasons Why Los Angeles Premiere, slipping on an Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 Orange Strapless Full Skirt Dress and $625 Giuseppe Zanotti Powder Pink Velvet Bridget Mules:
Selena swapped out the runway’s gold earrings and matching metallic pumps for a colorful drop pair and pink velvet shoes.

Anais Mali by Alex Cayley for Air France Madame Magazine April/May 2017

Fashion Deets: Kendall Jenner’s Cuvee $723 Balenciaga White and Red Stripe Open Sleeve Button Front Shirt and $400 Adidas by Raf Simons White Stan Smith Sneakers
Kendall Jenner grabbed lunch at Cuvee in a $723 Balenciaga White and Red Stripe Open Sleeve Button Front Shirt and $400 Adidas by Raf Simons White Stan Smith Sneakers:

Her red and white stripe cotton poplin shirt features an oversized fit, armhole slits, and a button-front.

Video: Kendrick Lamar – ‘HUMBLE.’

Kendrick Lamar
All hail the King. A week after unleashing “The Heart Part 4,” Kendrick Lamar unveils the epic video for “HUMBLE.,” the presumed first single off his third major label studio album.

New Music: Wizkid feat. Drake – ‘Come Closer’

Come Closer
Wizkid and Drake soared to No. 1 with “One Dance.” Now, they link up again on “Come Closer,” another dutty-wine ready collaboration. After teasing the single yesterday, the Afropop star unleashes the song, which was previously titled “Hush Up the Silence.”

The Sneaker

sneaker4Ladies, it’s time to get super comfortable and saunter into spring in the laid back, carefree strut of your most beloved sneaker.
To bombshell this basic, opt for an on-trend embroidered version of the classic shoe. Pair the athletic vibe with a sleek, streamlined, feminine silhouette, like a black on-trend ruffle skirt and a corresponding ruffle-trimmed bodysuit. When it comes to the sneaker, it’s all about making confident strides in the world of contradictions; boldly add contrasting textures and prints with a studded leather jacket and a colorful striped clutch. For extra bling, pop the look with a diamond cluster earring.

Fashion Deets: Jada Pinkett Smith’s Universal Pictures 2017 CinemaCon Presentation $1,098 Preen Green Athena One Shoulder Stretch Cady Dress
Jada Pinkett Smith went bold at the Universal Pictures 2017 CinemaCon Presentation with the Girls Trip cast, clad in a $1,098 Preen Green Athena One Shoulder Stretch Cady Dress:

Her green mid-weight dress is crafted from satin-backed stretch cady. It features a one-shoulder neckline, wide shoulder strap, cutaway shoulders, a ruched bodice, pleated detailing at the waistband, side jet pockets, and a side zip fastening.

Fashion Deets: Lauren Pope’s AOL Build $70 Zara Printed Culottes
Lauren Pope headed to an appearance at AOL Build across the pond in a pair of $70 Zara Printed Culottes and their slightly more expensive $149 Printed Sash Belt Jacket:

Her trousers feature an allover bird print and medium rise.

Fashion Deets: Naomi Campbell by Nico Bustos for Madame Figaro March 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017

You're Doing It Wrong: Taking Care of Your Eyelashes

ESC: Selena Gomez
There's a simple way to ensure your eyelashes reach their full potential.
You've got your mascara, eyelash curler and falsies in hand ready to intensify and elongate, and yet, it's just not enough. So maybe you try celebrity-loved eyelash extensions or tinting as a new means to get bold lashes. Whether you've tried it all or just one method, you're probably missing a simple step that could make all the difference.

How to Pick the Perfect Ponytail—Tracee Ellis Ross' Pro Weighs In

ESC: Tracee Ellis Ross, Ponytails
Ponytails are universally loved, and with good reason.
Whether you're running late in the morning, heading to a fitness class or shutting down the red carpet (See: Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2017 SAG Awards), there's a ponytail for you. They're simple, easy and versatile, so you've probably got a go-to that you find the most flattering. Usually this depends on your facial shape and the height of the ponytail, but there are plenty of ways to make the hairstyle unique to you.

Inside Ciara and Russell Wilson's Extravagant Co-Ed Baby Shower

Ciara, Russell Wilson, Baby Shower 
Ciara and Russell Wilson's baby is already getting spoiled!
Sources learned that the famous couple threw an extravagant co-ed baby shower last weekend ahead of welcoming their little one into the world.

Thandie Newton Brings Floral Fantasies To Westworld’s Red Carpet

The Paley Center For Media's 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - 'Westworld' - Arrivals 

Source: Jason LaVeris / Getty
For Colored Girls actress Thandie Newton appeared at the Westworld screening in Hollywood Monday night wearing a shiny rose gold pencil skirt from the Erdem London Pre Fall 2017 collection.Thandie paired the cute skirt with a white top decorated with birds and flowers, also designed by Erdem.

Kerry Washington Steps Out In Fire Red Jumpsuit At Paleyfest

The Paley Center For Media's 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - 'Scandal' - Arrivals 
Scandal star Kerry Washington continued to turn heads with her post-baby physique on Sunday when she teamed up with her cast members to discuss the popular show at Paleyfest.

Danielle Ellsworth by Victor Demarchelier for Vogue Japan May 2017

Fashion Deets: Jasmine Tookes’s Mastro’s Steakhouse Misha Collection $235 Black Mila Top
Jasmine Tookes dined at Mastro’s Steakhouse in all-black—a Misha Collection $235 Mila Top and matching trousers to be exact:

Her silk top features an off-the-shoulder silhouette, slouchy fit, elasticated band across the cowl back, and tucked draped sleeves.

The Importance of Celebrities Getting Real About Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues, From Kim Kardashian to Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chrissy Teigen, Kristen Bell
Not every pregnancy is an elegant, deep-breathing, minimal weight gain, emotionally stable, prenatal-yoga fest that results in sepia-toned bonding with the baby that eventually emerges.

The Lust List: Ballet-Inspired Fashion
Ballet-inspired fashion is having a moment, and it’s not all prim and proper. Ballet flats can be sexy, tulle can be seductive, and pink can be sizzling. But, should you choose to take the classic ballerina style up to Black Swan level, opt for more see-through and, perhaps, even more color than just blush. From ballet-inspired boots to traditional tulle skirts, here’s to the inner ballerina (a.k.a. dance diva) in all of us.

How to Apply Bronzer When You Look as Pale as You Feel

ESC: Karlie Kloss
When spring rolls around, we're more than happy to see the sun.
One gripe, however, is how pale we are compared to how tan we all of a sudden want to be.

#TBT: The Style Evolution of Tracee Ellis Ross

Though she makes a living being one of the funniest women on television, this week’s throwback, Tracee Ellis Ross, definitely takes her fashion seriously. I guess when you’re an award-winning actress, producer, former model, and the daughter of the incomparable Diana Ross, having style just may be innate.

Fashion Deets: Fantasia Barrino’s Harry TV Fall 2017 Angelys Balek Gold Jumpsuit 
The glow up is real!  R&B soul singer Fantasia glimmered on Harry TV  in a Angelys Balek Fall 2017 gold jumpsuit:

The stunning ensemble featured a collar and a drawstring at the waist.  Fantasia kept the attention on the jumpsuit by pairing it with minimal accessories and gold strappy sandals.
Check out similar pieces from Angelys Balek’s Fall 2017 collection below.

Gigi Hadid and Mert Alas by Haley Wollens for The Daily Front Row Spring 2017

‘Empire’ Recap: Tariq’s New Plan Is To Go After Cookie By Making Anika Snitch

FOX's 'Empire' - Season Two
Source: FOX / Getty
Tonight’s episode of Empire is full of drama, but also kind of slow. That’s okay, because it’s definitely building to some major ish that’s about to go down. Anyway, the episode picks up in the aftermath of Cookie’s She Hulk Smash situation last week.

Khloé Kardashian Revamps the Athleisure Trend

ESC: Dare to Wear, Khloe Kardashian

At this point, you're probably well aware of the athleisure trend.
We all know the sporty-chic aesthetic has been in style for multiple seasons now, ever since stars like Gigi Hadid Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba have been spotted wearing the looks on the streets. This time though, Khloe Kardashian is taking the subtle trend to a more flattering level.

Not-Your-Average Engagement Rings for Edgy Girls

ESC: Engagement Rings for Edgy Girls

These aren't your average proposal materials.
If your style's less indie/boho like Zoë Kravitz and Vanessa Hudgens' and more edgy like Bella Hadid and Rihanna's, these engagement rings are for you.

Color Spotlight: Ravishing Red
If you’re looking for a sexy spring fling it’s time to get hip to fashion’s red hot love affair. Ravishing bursts of a wild cherry red are making spring splashes that’re destined to turn heads.  After all, the color red is scientifically proven to raise attraction in the male species. I gathered up an array of these ravishingly red threads so that you too can start splashing these brilliant bits of ruby colored clothes into your closest. It’s going to be a red hot spring!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

LET’S MAKEUP: Combat Those Under Eye Circles And Take Years Off Your Face (Without Surgery)
Beauties, dark under eye circles are the bane of any woman’s existence. Whether genetic or induced from sleep deprivation, your under eye bags add up to 10 years of aging to your face. You CAN correct this by simply understanding lighting, color correcting and using the appropriate products.

Janet Hubert Responds To ‘Fresh Prince’ Reunion Photo, Calls Alfonso A ‘Media Hoe’

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Source: NBC / Getty
Former Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air mom Janet Hubert unleashed a verbal lashing on Alfonso Ribeiro after the Carlton actor posted a photo with the beloved cast of the 90s sitcom.

1 White Tee, 3 Different Ways
There’s nothing like the fit and feel of the perfect white tee.  This crisp cotton classic becomes the ideal blank canvas to help you paint your fashion pretty, not to mention it may just be the one thing in the world that has more range than Beyoncé.
We rounded up three different looks for your favorite white tee so the you can move from chic office sophistication to the playful seduction of date night flirtation. Here is one white tee, three different ways.

Rihanna to Be Honored by Parsons School of Design

Rihanna is racking up the honors. After being named Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year, the pop superstar will receive an award from the Parsons School of Design.

Who Wore it Better? Cardi B vs Kirsten Dunst in Gucci’s Floral Snake Print Dress
Cardi B posed on the red carpet of the America’s Next Top Model premiere in the same $2,800 Gucci Floral Snake Print Dress that Kirsten Dunst wore to CinemaCon 2017:

Cardi paired her floral dress with $950 Gucci Leather Low-Top Platform Sneakers.

Kristen opted for open-toe sandals.

Fashion Deets: Jennifer Hudson’s Lorraine TV Show Self Portrait Hall Mini Dress
Jennifer Hudson paid a visit to ITV’s Lorraine Show clad in a $475 Self Portrait Hall Mini Dress:
The black long sleeve dress from Self Portrait features Guipure lace knit fabric, sheer trim with a ruffled hem.

Fashion Deets: Kourtney Kardashian’s LA DKNY Spring 2017 Track Suit
Kourtney Kardashian was on casual mother duty in LA as she escorted her son Mason to his art class sporting a DKNY Spring 2017 track suit:

Fashion Deets: The H&M Conscious Exclusive Dinner with Chrissy Teigen, Sasha Lane, Shaun Ross, and More!
The H&M Conscious Exclusive Dinner went down last night in L.A., with our favorite celebrities, actresses, and models, in attendance. Chic, sustainable looks were plentiful for the evening.
Let’s get into the ‘fits!

Fashion Deets: Chanel Iman’s Catch LA Brandon Maxwell Satin Crop Camisole Top
Chanel Iman headed to Catch LA with her boyfriend Sterling Shepard clad in black and white striped pants and a $545 Brandon Maxwell Satin Crop Camisole Top:
The black cropped camisole is made of 100% silk and has eye and button snap closure.

CÎROC Announces New Limited Edition Colada Flavor in time for the summer, CÎROC has announced a new refreshing Colada flavor.

3 Beauty Tips for Bringing Your Skin Back to Life This Spring

ESC: Spring Beauty
Just when you've perfected that smoky eye, the season goes and changes to spring.
You could keep sporting that sultry dark makeup, but there's something about warmer weather that innately makes us all want to do less with our beauty routines. "Spring makeup really reflects the mood of the season…it's time to lighten things up and show off the airy, vibrant nature of spring," elaborated celeb makeup artist Melissa Murdick.

Blue Mascara Might Just Be Your New Signature Makeup Look

ESC: Taylor Stephan, Blue Mascara
I should start by saying that blue is my signature color.
For as long as I can remember, I have sported cerulean-hued eyeliner because it makes my already insanely blue eyes pop. Alone it does wonders, but when I'm going for a sultrier nighttime vibe, I'll throw some blue-ish eye shadow into the mix, too. It's safe to say there's no cobalt-toned eye makeup product I haven't tried—until recently that is.

Fashion Deets: Heidi Klum’s Elton John 70th Birthday Party $1,400 Christian Siriano Black and White Floral Halterneck Dress
Heidi Klum celebrated Elton John’s 70th Birthday Party in a $1,400 Christian Siriano Black and White Floral Halterneck Dress:

Her black and white floral print dress features a crisscross halter neckline, cold shoulder silhouette, ruffle detailing, a flounce hem, and knee length.

Kanye West’s Calabasas Collection Sells Out in 5 Minutes

Kanye West
Kanye West continues to prove that he’s a powerful force in fashion.
The rapper’s Calabasas-inspired adidas x Yeezy collection sold out in less than five minutes on Tuesday (March 28), according to Cosmopolitan.
The collection consisted of a series of items, including the adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas, a retro model all-white sneaker with green, red, and gold lettering.

Wizkid Enlists Drake for New Single ‘Come Closer’

Wizkid and Drake
Wizkid and Drake are back at it again. The duo skyrocketed to No. 1 with “One Dance.” Now, they hope to recapture the magic with their latest collaboration, “Come Closer.”

Blake Lively's Makeup Artist Shares a Super-Easy Trick for Finding the Best Lip Colors

ESC: Blake Lively 
In this no-nonsense guide, Hollywood's biggest makeup artists break down the basics to recreating their signature looks. This week, longtime makeup artist Kristofer Buckle shares his strategy for red carpet-ready lips. 

Fashion Deets: Kim Kardashian-West’s Beverly Hills Yeezy 2 Tone Lamb Shearling Coat 
Kim Kardashian-West was snapped by eager paparazzi as she entered an upscale Beverly Hills restaurant last night to dine with mother, Kris, and sister, Kourtney.  The reality starlet opted for a more comfortable look as she paired her sweatpants and favorite boots of the moment with a $780 Yeezy Season 3 2 Tone Lamb Shearling Coat.

Rihanna by Luigi & Iango for the FENTY x PUMA Spring 2017 Ad Campaign

Kendall Jenner by Rankin for LOVE Magazine

Vivica Fox & Other High Powered Women Teach Us How To Find Our Black Girl Magic
The Be Beautiful Expo was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and brought together a collective of more than ten thousand people for a fun day of music, shopping, motivation and networking. This was the 3rd Annual Radio One Philadelphia event that is an interactive and family focused.