Wednesday, 31 May 2017

How to Get That Gucci Look, on a Budget

ESC: Vanessa Hudgens
Basically, how to get the celeb look for a fraction of the price.
Everyone from Vanessa Hudgens to Beyoncé to Dakota Johnson's been decked out in Gucci lately, and it's not hard to see why. The iconic double-G logo (seen on Vanessa's belt) in combination with the equally-as-iconic ribboned stripe (originally red and green, but sometimes red and navy as collections are added) and heavily-embroidered bags scream luxury. And that's what we all strive for, right?

19 Cute Boho Dresses All Under $100

Boho Dresses
Nothing says summer quite like a breezy boho statement dress.
Not only is a loose-fitting, yet flattering dress beyond easy to throw on in the A.M., it's also the most warm-weather appropriate ensemble there is. For a dress to be considered boho, it just has to have that effortless, one-of-a-kind summertime vibe. Maybe you're more of a paisley print gal, or perhaps you're drawn to embroidered details. Or maybe you're more simplistic and are looking for something loose fitting in a soft touchable fabric.

The Lust List: Metallic Footwear
Trends come and go, but a metallic shoe lasts forever. Think of classic metallic hues as the new neutral; they can be worn with anything, while giving any ensemble a stylish upgrade from blah to bling, stat. This season, metals are playing with our hearts — and our feet. From gold to rose gold, silver to bronze, these metallic shoes are making our summer feet smile with sexy delight (and all for under $125!).

Easy, Breezy Separates by Okera Banks
Right now I am luxuriating in the sun, feeling easy and breezy in separates by Okera Banks:

Rihanna’s NYC Off White Off-the-Shoulder Striped Shirt and Balenciaga Ankle Boots
Rihanna showed off her street style while strolling in New York clad in a $665 Off White Off-the-Shoulder Striped Shirt and $1,015 Balenciaga Boots:

Cut with an off-the-shoulder neckline, the blue and white striped cotton poplin shirt is embroidered at the chest with red “Off” lettering and designed at the back with self-ties.

Who Wore it Better? Jennifer Hudson vs. Alesha Dixon in DSquared2’s Yellow Colby One Shoulder Ruffle Dress
Alesha Dixon went bold for the latest episode of Britain’s Got Talent—resplendent in a $249 Loewe Gold Tone Earring and the same $2,187 DSquared2 Yellow Colby Dress previously worn by Jennifer hudson:

Bella Hadid by Mario Sorrenti for Giuseppe Zanotti’s Fall 2017 Ad Campaign

7 Signs That It May Be Time For You To Find A Therapist By Stacey Younge, LSCW

Sad teen girl standing on the bridge. Alone and thoughtful.“What’s the craziest thing someone has told you?” is the most common question I get when people learn I am a therapist, particularly since the bulk of my career has been providing mental health services to court involved youth and families. I know the kind of stories they want to me to tell, but the truth is all kinds of people come to therapy, for all kinds of reasons. It is not reserved for those with craziest, most intense, life threatening situations. I currently work in a Community Mental Health Clinic and Private Practice, I am very certain life’s crazy happens to everyone.

Work The Workplace With Full Time Style
Tom Ford said “dressing well is a form of good manners.” Indeed, sir, we concur. And where better to be on your best behavior than the workplace? So let’s pull it together, ladies.
While showcasing the season’s edgiest trends may seem tricky, it can be done. Pro tip: adding a structured jacket and a pointy heel turns most trends work-appropriate. Off duty chic requires on duty tweaks, but we have some tips. Because being professionally stylish is it’s own reward. Don’t tell anyone in HR.
Here’s how to integrate the season’s top trends into the office with ease.

Hailey Baldwin by Gilles Bensimon for Maxim June/July 2017

LA Makeup Artist @PaintDatFace Sparks Outrage After Posting Image Of White Model In Blackface

PaintDatface Instagram Blackface Makeup
The latest Blackface drama involves LA-based makeup artist @PaintDatFace, who thought it would be a good idea to share a photo of a white woman he painted to look like a black woman.

Claire Sulmers For WOE Magazine Spting/Summer 2017


Gucci’s Cruise 2018 Show Rips Off Harlem’s Dapper Dan: But Did They Just Make Up For Years of Stolen Intellectual Property?
Gucci’s Cruise 2018 show bowed yesterday in Florence. And aside from the oversized Gucci fanny packs and typical logo’d gear, a somewhat astonishing puff sleeved jacket caused a stir because of its similarity to a jacket fashioned by Harlem’s own Dapper Dan in the 80’s.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

You're Doing It Wrong: Boy Brows

ESC: Boy Brow, Lily Collins
Remember the days you'd rush to the waxing salon (or grab your tweezers in a hurry) to tame your bushy eyebrows? Those days are long gone.

Winnie Harlow’s Instagram Jyork The Label Wild Rose Velvet $91 Marlo Top and $88 Bottom
Winnie Harlow got some sun on Instagram, posing in a Jyork The Label Wild Rose Velvet $91 Marlo Top and $88 Bottom:
Her velvet top features thin, fully adjustable straps, triple strap detailing at the back, and contrast trim.

Angela Simmons’s Atlanta Christian Louboutin Ring Embellished Gypsandal Gold and Black Sandals
Angela Simmons hosted a series of event in Atlanta over the weekend in simple outfits uplifted by $1,045 Christian Louboutin Ring Detailed Gypsandal Sandals:
She wore a gold pair with a tank, denim shorts, and an Atlanta Braves hat. For night, she slipped on a mesh LBD and the Gypsandals in black.

15 + Haitian Designers You Should Know: Azede Jean Pierre, Stella Jean, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, and More!’ve done a bit of research and uncovered 15 + Hot Haitian designers you should know.
In no particular order…

Gucci’s Loved Rainbow Striped T-shirt
Thanks to India Love’s stylist Marlos K. The $990 pink Gucci Loved Rainbow Stripe T-Shirt is a fresh take on the classic silhouette and can be worn with several different looks to spice things up!

Monday, 29 May 2017

9 Mineral Sunscreens

Branded: Mineral Sunscreen
Did you know: Mineral sunscreens are the best thing you can do for your face this summer.
You already know that you should be slathering on SPF each morning, but mineral sunscreen is a game-changer.

Kendall Jenner's Bringing This Bikini Style Back
The high-waisted suit is back in action.
Kendall Jenner's been slaying the swimsuit game lately (first with her high-fashion one-piece, and now with this high-rise beauty). So it's only fitting you use her as inspiration for your next big bathing suit shopping binge, right?

Jada Pinkett-Smith’s $2,210 Maria Lucia Hohan Chalaya Slit Dress
Jada Pinkett Smith sizzled for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, flaunting her toned gams in a $2,210 Maria Lucia Hohan Chalaya Slit Dress:

Her dress features metallic hoop neckline detailing and a thigh-high slit.

Kendall Jenner’s Cannes $175 Midsommar Swim White Jamison Long-Sleeve, Off-the-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit
Kendall Jenner was white hot in Cannes, paddle boarding and sun bathing in a $175 Midsommar Swim White Jamison Long-Sleeve, Off-the-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit:

Her jacquard one-piece features an off-the-shoulder silhouette and long sleeves.

Living a Sensual Life
Take time to enjoy the roses! Yes, it’s an old cliche but the more I live, the more I have come to recognize these familiar words as sage advice, when living in a hectic world.

Skai Jackson by Jessie English for The Cut

Fendi Resort 2018
In an industry brimming with a lot of “out there” ensembles that garner attention for both great and not-so-great reasons, Fendi’s Resort 2018 collection was just plain pretty. It was a nice palette cleanser for those like myself who are knee-deep in all kinds of looks day-in and day-out, so hopefully it will be as refreshing for you!

Friday, 26 May 2017

Wear Kylie Jenner's Hoop Earrings
Get 'em while they're hot!
Run, don't walk:Kylie Jenner just wore a killer pair of gold Adornmonde hoop earrings in her Instagram post, shot by Brendan Forbes. They're timeless, elegant and worthy of the $78 investment.

The Ultimate Guide to Curling Your Hair

ESC: Elsa HoskPascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Section, clamp, twist, repeat—these are the basics of curling hair.
Whether you do it every morning (beware: heat damage) or for special occasions (See: Elsa Hosk), you've most likely solidified a routine. That's great for efficiency, as it can take some time, but you might be missing out on a range of styles. The temperature, angle of the tool and size of the barrel play major roles in the resulting curl pattern. With the curling iron's versatility, how do you know which setting is the best for your hair or desired style?

How to Get Beach Waves With a Flat Iron
Flat irons at the ready!
As long as you have your favorite hair straightener, you can achieve perfect curls. Sounds wrong, right? When you bought your flat iron, you probably had a straight hairstyle in mind. But, if you're only using this tool to straighten your tresses, you're missing out.

Best Looks Of The Week: Kelly Rowland in Bombchel, Celine Dion in Stephane Roland, Michelle Williams in Orocéo Castro, and More!
Happy Friday, ladies and gents! I can only imagine how lit this weekend will be for you all given the holiday! Before you jet, here’s a look at the looks you guys liked the most on Instagram:

Thursday, 25 May 2017

amfAR’s 24th Cinema Against AIDS Gala with Nicki Minaj in Roberto Cavalli Couture, Bella Hadid in Ralph & Russo Couture, Maria Borges in Carolina Herrera, and More!
I always look forward to every amfAR Gala in each city around the world—glamour for a great cause? How could we not be with it? Our favorite models, rappers, actors, and all-around style stars were on-hand for the organization’s latest event in Cannes.
Let’s get into the gala’s looks!

Valentino Resort 2018
The big fashion houses are all taking their collections abroad for their mid-season collections. Louis Vuitton went to Kyoto, Dior switched continents and hopped to L.A., and Valentino chose the Big Apple as its setting for Resort 2018 this season.

Strateas Carlucci Resort 2018

Perhaps you haven’t heard of Strateas Carlucci and that’s ok! As Australian brands penetrate the industry more and more and become celeb go-tos, we definitely like to keep up with what’s going on in the Land Down Under. The country just wrapped up their latest set of Resort 2018 fashion shows and the brand’s collection for the season was among our faves.

Malone Souliers Savannah Sandals as worn by Kourtney Kardashian in Jean Paul Gaultier in Cannes
Kourtney Kardashian lit up the night at Cannes, wearing a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier dress! But while i reported on her dress, most of you were more interested in her Malone Souliers Savannah Sandals.

Slaycation: Fashion Looks To Slay
While the tame prepare to roll out their predictable Memorial Day whites this weekend, i am ready to shake things up a bit with these poppin’ poolside fashions. From stripes to leopard prints, there’s something here that’s sure to slay your weekend style in a big way. Attitude not included.

Found: The Holy Grail of Acne Spot Treatments

ESC: Holy Grail, Acne
When it comes to acne spot treatments, you don't want to mess around.
The right one will shrink a pimple and can even help heal skin faster. The wrong one, however, may do more damage than good: Some treatments can dry out the skin, while others will break you out even more, making the experimental process slightly terrifying.

‘Empire’ Recap: Mama Lyon Is The Real MVP

FOX's 'Empire' - Season Three
Source: FOX / Getty
Tonight’s season finale of Empire ended with the type of dramatics and cliffhanger that you’ve come to expect for this show, and we ate it up! The episode opens with Mama Lyon on lockdown at the Lyon home after she killed Tariq right before he was about to reveal Bella’s whereabouts.

Kendall Jenner's Bardot Swimsuit Is High-Fashion in the Water

ESC: Kendall Jenner, Dare to Wear
KCS Presse / MEGA
Kendall Jenner just rocked the most high-fashion swimsuit of summer.
You're familiar with off-the-shoulder, one-shoulder and even strapless tops because of their ever-rising popularity in your favorite celebs' wardrobes, but a long-sleeved, off-the-shoulder one-piece bathing suit? Unheard of. Until now.

The L’Oreal Gala 20th Birthday with Maria Borges and Eva Longoria in Balmain, Neelam Gill, Cindy Bruna, and More!
The stars kept the parties going in Cannes, heading over to the L’Oreal Gala 20th Birthday in embellishment, mini lengths, sheer frocks, and sky-high heels.
Let’s get into the fête’s getups!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Naomi Campbell
As the saying goes, “In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next, you’re out.”  But this week’s beauty crush has, is, and will always be in.  We all know how fleeting the career lifespan of a model can be, even if she was one of top earners.  But since being discovered at the age of fifteen, and recently celebrating her 47th birthday, Naomi Campbell continues to dominate the modeling world with a walk as legendary as her name.  Not many can accomplish all this British icon has.  Countless magazine covers and editorials, runway shows, and ad campaigns still keep her the working model she is, but there’s more to Naomi than meets the eye.  Which probably explains why she’s still so sought after.

The Beguiled 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival Premiere with Jasmine Tookes in Georges Chakra Couture, Fan Bingbing in Valentino, Maria Borges & Olivier Rousteing in Balmain, and More!
More Cannes looks are here! One of our favorite designers and a slew of supermodels and actresses took to The Beguiled Premiere in showstopping looks that were some of our favorite from the festival yet.
Check out the ‘fits in 3…2…1…

Trending: Denim
As summer approaches, our denim obsession is only gaining speed. Denim is reinventing itself in a plethora of new and sizzling forms that’ll make your denim desires reach new heights. From sophisticated embroidery to the dynamically distressed, denim in all is glory is officially trending!
I gathered up the dreamiest denim in all its dynamic range so that you, too, can be fiercely on-trend from head-to-toe.

Natural Hair Styles To Help You Slay Your Summer
Let’s be honest, maintaining great hair can take a lot of time and commitment. As you steamroll your way into summer, it would be nice to have a few go-to styles on autopilot. You know…a handful of low maintenance, natural-inspired looks that allow us to ditch the heat styling tools (too hot for all that!) and navigate summer totally fuss-free. Read on, here’s how…

The DeGrisogono ‘Love On The Rocks’ Party with Rita Ora in Ulyana Sergeenko Couture, Hailey Baldwin in Roberto Cavalli Couture, Maria Borges in Georges Hobeika, and More!
Another fête at Cannes! Stars flocked to DeGrisogono’s ‘Love On The Rocks’ party in flirty accents, statement-making dresses, mini-length frocks, and low-cut necklines.
Let’s get into the celebration’s ensembles!

Eva Longoria’s Cannes $1,126 David Koma Black Asymmetric Metal Curves Wool Crepe Dress
Eva Longoria took a break from the Cannes red carpet, being spotted in the resort town in a $1,126 David Koma Black Asymmetric Metal Curves Wool Crepe Dress:

Her LBD features an asymmetric neckline, metal curve detailing, front slit, and silver-hued metal hardware.

DSquared2 Riri Black Lace Up Sandals
I thought I’d spotlight a dope pair of shoes by the brand: their epic Riri sandals.
These are not new kids on the block, but their sexy, lace up style transcends season.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

You're Doing It Wrong: Sleeping in Acne Cream

ESC: Acne Treatment
Scenario: You have a big meeting or red-carpet-worthy event to attend tomorrow. Too bad there's a red pimple about to rear its ugly black head. It happens…to celebs, too. Unlike the stars, however, you probably don't have a celeb dermatologist on call to give that bugger a cortisone shot, which shrinks papules, nodules or cysts in 24 hours.

Nicki Minaj Opens Up About ‘Sleepovers’ with Nas

Nicki Minaj and Nas
Is the king of Queens dating the queen of Queens?
Fresh off the Billboard Music Awards stage, Nicki Minaj addressed the fervent Nas dating rumors that were sparked when the two snapped a photo together at one of Esco’s Sweet Chick eateries earlier this month.
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday (May 23), the Generous Queen explained her views on the Illmatic icon. “He is the king of Queens, and I like to think I’m the queen of Queens,” she said. “He’s a rap legend. Let’s just say that I have a lot of respect for him, and, you know, he’s kind of cute, too.”
When asked if they’ve had “sleepovers,” Nicki confirmed. “We have,” she said. “Yup! I go to him ’cause…I don’t know. I just thought him coming to me was too forward.”

Under $50: Kylie Jenner Gives Good Gym Vibes
Biker shorts are officially back in our style vernacular. This nineties throwback basic (Salt-N-Pepa, anyone?) was spotted on Kylie Jenner, as she sauntered through the streets of LA in an all-black biker short/ sports bra combo, paired with oversized square shades and Yeezy Boost tennis shoes.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Italy Teija One Shoulder Poplin Top
Former First Lady Michelle Obama strolled casually through the streets of Italy clad in a $397 Teija One Shoulder Poplin Shirt:

The single shoulder blouse features an elbow-length sleeve that’s nonchalantly finished with a self-tie cuff, and falls from a bandeau-style neck into a flattering pleated front with a draped panel for further definition.

Rihanna’s Parsons School of Design Benefit Custom Matthew Adams Dolan Pant Suit
Rihanna wore a custom, oversized Matthew Adams Dolan pant suit while being honored at the Parsons School of Design Benefit.

The Bajan beauty paired the khaki, double breasted pant suit with white heels, diamond jewelry and a black and white clutch purse.  Rihanna opted for a nontraditional, androgynous look for this event which shows just how wide her style range is. Who else could make a bulky pant suit look event-worthy?  Check out more pictures of her look below.

Hailey Baldwin’s Cannes Philosophy Fall 2017 Lace Tiered Dress
Hailey Baldwin left the Du Cap Eden Roc Hotel in Cannes dressed in a Fall 2017 Philosophy Lace Ruffle Tiered Dress:
The off-white, lace long-sleeve, dress features sheer panels and ruffled, tiered detailing on the skirt of the dress.