Rihanna was a natural beauty at the 2015 Grammys. She had a neutral smokey eye and nude lips. That’s it. That’s all. Nothing more than that, and the look suited her. I think this is a look that I would like to see more of on the red carpet and in everyday life. You don’t have to look beat all day every day. I think we forget that sometimes in our quest to have the hottest makeup look.
Solange got married and #broketheinternet. She had the wedding of my wildest dreams. I always said that if I got married I would want to do my own thing. I am not the ype to worry about social norms. Solange showed me that yes I can do whatever I want to do, why… because it is my day. Thanks for the inspiration Solange and congrats of your wedding! Photo from Vogue.
Tkay Maidza, the awesome18 year old Zimbabwean-Australian rapper from Adelaide, is taking the world by storm. If you are tired of listening to other Australian rappers
cough, cough try listing to her mixtape aptly named Switch Tape. Her song “U-huh”, seen in the video above, is a really hot and catchy song that will have you grooving and moving into the weekend. Check out this song and the mixtape and thank me later. 🙂
Check out Tkay Maidza’s Switch Tape mixtape below.
This week I bring you the new video from Arca for his song “Thievery.” So I am dropping the video below the cut just because it is NSFW. The song comes from his soon to be released album “Zen.” If you aren’t sure of who he is, he recently produced songs for Kanye West. I also just heard about two weeks ago that he is producing some songs on Bjork’s new album. SO EXCITING!!
Janelle Monae releases the Electric Lady music video and the internet goes wild. Janelle Monae is so talented. I love this video because it reminds me of my days in college when I had just pledged Delta and I went to the Greek parties with my sorority sisters. I loved watching the party hops, and seeing people jamming in a super cool house. I loved Janelle’s rocking fro. I can’t wait until my hair grows that big. Did you see the woman playing Janelle’s mom in the beginning of the video? That was actually her mom. I love this video.
Have you seen the Lupita Nyong’o for Lancome ads? It feels so good to see a woman of color, and a dark skinned one at that, in a makeup ad. Women of color have few options for make up and little to no representation in cosmetic ad campaigns. This is such a wonderful ad and Lupita looks gorgeous…as usual. Photo from here.
P.S. Did you see her new Vogue cover and spread? They came out while I was on vacation and they look amazzzzzing! Check them out here!
Rihanna goes nude for Lui Magazine and Vogue Brasil. The island gyal is no stranger to nudity, since she is always half naked in her Instagram shots, but even a cease and desist letter from the phone app will stop her from posting the skin pics. She reposted them to Twitter. I see you Rhi Rhi using a work around. Photos from Idolator and Global Grind.
OOhh my favorite natural hair gals Solange, Erykah Badu, and Ledisi cover the May 2014 issue of Essence Magazine! They look so amazing. I love the fact that the magazine made this a triple cover issue, and chose these fantastic women. I love their hair, I love them, I love the covers. So beautiful! I am going to put some behind the scenes videos below. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am trying to finish up spring break. I wish it could last for another week. Photos from here.
Steven Meisel shot Kill Your Darlings actor Dane DeHaan for Prada Man Spring/Summer 2014 ads. This continues the trend of Miuccia Prada using indie actors of varying levels of popularity model her menswear collections. Dane DeHaan looks like a he is a great fit to me. He has the little bit of strangeness that works well with the clothes and the ad campaign. Photo from ONTD.
Chromeo announces new tour and single with Toro y Moi. Do you know how pumped I am? I love both of these bands so much. They both have a vintage 70s/80s influenced style, and that style is delightfully played out in this song. This is going to be one of my treadmill songs. I can tell that already. I am bummed that the tour is coming close to me but will still be hours away. 🙁 Whatever. Maybe I can figure out a way to make it anyway. Photo from ONTD.
There will be sporadic posts this week since I am moving, and I am trying to get my internet connected. Pray for me y’all!
Queen Bey! King Bey! Whatever you call her, she has outdone herself. Beyonce sold 1 million albums in 1 week of her new hit “Beyonce”. The album came as a surprise to everyone when it was released last Friday at midnight with 14 songs and 17 videos. The visual album even has casual Beyonce fans and non-Beyonce fans buying the iTunes exclusive in droves. Kudos to Beyonce. She has clearly slayed the game in ways none of us could imagine. Beyonce is the G.O.A.T.! Photo from here.
Have you guys seen Rebel Wilson in New York Magazine lately? She looks really good, and I learned some cool insights into her life and upbringing in the new interview. There is also a behind the scenes video you can watch at the end of the article. Have a great weekend! Photo from New York Magazine.
Lady Gaga is going to cover the October 2013 issue of Elle magazine. She looks awesome in her blond and pink wig! I can’t wait for Artpop to come out. I needed that album like yesterday. Photo from here.
Lady Gaga stars on four V Magazine covers this week with four corresponding editorials that represent her as the David Bowie fan, her in her current state, her in the past, and her as Donatella Versace. The pop star also released her new single “Applause” early, or maybe she leaked it. Anyway. Gaga will be preforming at the MTV VMA’s at the end of August, so prepare for the media onslaught that is about to happen. Photo from ONTD.
Check out comedian Rebel Wilson on the cover of Glamour UK‘s Women of the Year issue! The cover shot and editorial itself are pretty amazing! You can see her living it up with a hot model man, lounging by the pool or in a bathtub, and being lifted in the air. The photos look fun and sexy, and I am glad that a magazine captures the essence of a plus size gal like Rebel without making a joke of her or making her look ugly. Find the rest of the photos at Buzzfeed Fashion.
Last night’s Met Gala 2013 theme was basically punk rock, and most of the best dressed at the Met Gala took the theme to another level. While most fashionistas were not interested in the theme, I think the punk theme was a great opportunity for the various attendees and designers to show off their creative side. Not every Met Gala attendee always follows the theme, and some end up looking great even though they didn’t follow the theme, but I think it helps to at least try.
While I think there were a lot of best dressed picks to choose from these women really stood out to me. I love the Stella McCartney jumpsuit that Kristen Stewart wore. Miley Cyrus looked the most punked out in her glittery mesh Marc Jacob dress and spiked hair. Rooney Mara was divine in Givenchy and Donatella Versace just looked amazing. Also who is her plastic surgeon? I think she got a new one because she has been looking a lot better lately.
Madonna and Beyonce were the queens of the night in Givenchy. Madonna looked like a punk pin-up and Beyonce looked very Baroque inspired with her corset and making skirt and boot. Coco Rocha gave a very punk turn in an animal printed and feathered Ungaro gown and Jennifer Lopez let her curves do the talking in a Michael Kors dress. Photo from Fashionista.
Miley Cyrus’ transformation from teeny bopper Disney star to adult woman is complete as she poses for an editorial and sits down for an interview with V Magazine. I’ve been a fan of Miley for a number of years now. I don’t know if this new look and new attitude is contrived like every other celebrity in Hollywood’s look is contrived, but I like it. I think she has had one of the most seamless transitions from child star to adult we have seen in the last few years. The rest of the editorial and snippets of the interview are worth taking a look at. Check them out here on Fashionista’s website.
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While Beyonce is busy touring for the Mrs. Carter Show over in Europe, she decided to low key drop two songs this week. Now we have a snippet of “Standing on the Sun” from Beyonce’s new fashion campaign for the H&M Summer Collection 2013. She looks amazing in the video dancing around on the beach and twirling in the sand with different color weaves and bikinis. She is definitely living the life.
Her fans had been clamoring for a new single though. They are getting downright impatient. That is what she had promised them late last year. We had only heard the snippet of Grown Woman in the new Pepsi commercial. We still only have this snippet of “Standing on the Sun”, but she has started to perform “Grown Woman” in full during her concert tour. Check out an HD clip on B Scott’s website. She looks absolutely fabulous in Kenzo. Don’t you think?
While Beyonce is busy kicking off her Mrs. Carter tour in Europe, Kelly Rowland is busy just getting out of cars and being really fabulous. She looks so good in the daytime look. Rumor has it she might reprise her UK X-Factor judging role here in the US as a replacement for Britney Spears. Photo from here.