Be safe :)
May 28, 2010
Beyonce's new House of Dereon ad for Brazilian TV (above).
Hello! I've been asking the same thing for the last few seasons. [WHAT?]
Check out MAC's new "To the Beach" line of lipsticks. [SEE IT]
What do you think about these platform bow sandals from The GAP? [SEE THEM]
Janet Jackson on the American Idol Finale in case you missed. [SEE IT]
Alicia Keys is engaged and pregnant. [SEE IT]
The Obamas have left the White House to spend Memorial Day in Chicago. [SEE IT]
Awesome rooftop hangouts in New York City. [SEE THEM]
Memorial Day links. Have a safe one :)
Gary Coleman has died as the result of injuries he suffered earlier this week, the hospital tells TMZ.
Gary's wife, Shannon, made the decision to pull life support early this AM. Coleman died at 12:05 PM MST. He died of a intracranial hemorrhage. Family members and close friends were at Coleman's side when life support was pulled.
He was 42.
Coleman was rushed to a hospital in Utah after he fell and hurt his head. He was on life support since Thursday. Sad. R.I.P. Gary Coleman.
May 27, 2010
Even after watching Kelly try and explain herself in the video above, I'm still not understanding her. There's not much coherence in what she's saying. IDK. I said on Twitter last week that I thought she needed help, and seeing this video is not making me change my mind.
On Thursday's The Real Housewives of New York City, Kelly Bensimon attempts to explain her infamous May 20 show meltdown -- but only leaves her pals even more confused. Sitting with Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps and Jennifer Gilbert, Bensimon, 42, says she lashed out at costars Ramona Singer, Alex McCord, Sonja Morgan and foe Bethenny Frankel during a trip to the Virgin Islands because they were gossiping too much. "From the minute we were together, it was everything that I hate – talking badly about people," she begins.
(Oddly, she then starts gossiping about Frankel, 39: "She’s, like, a cook and everything like that, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘I mean, not one person that I know has ever hired her as a cook.'")
Bensimon says she was "so over tired" and "feeling sick" when she snapped (among her quips: She called Frankel a "ho bag"). "I was drinking this wine – I never drink wine – and I was sitting in this room with these women. I just wanted to get out of there," she says. "... It was an out-of-body experience."
In the end, the ladies still had no clarity about what actually went down. Says de Lesseps, 45: "By the end of Kelly’s story about the trip, I was so confused. I mean, I just didn’t get it. I had to hear the other side of the story."
May 26, 2010
Since her marriage crisis began Sandra Bullock has remained in seclusion while raising her new son, Louis. That will all change next month.
On Wednesday she was named the recipient of the MTV Generation Award "for her riveting and diverse contributions to the film industry," and her rep confirms, "she will be attending" the June 6 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, Calif., though she won't be doing any interviews at the ceremony.
Bullock, 45, joins Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Spike Lee, Mike Myers and Adam Sandler, who've also been honored with the award.
Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Fields explains some of the more fabulous and iconic looks from the movie. She explains the looks above below:
"It was a concern of Sarah Jessica’s that Carrie’s not a kid anymore, and so maybe we should change her style, but I said, 'No, she's not a kid, but she's still Carrie! She doesn't all of a sudden have a lobotomy and become like Charlotte, or become a designer-driven dresser.' In this shot, Carrie has a potpourri on." (This is the $50,000 outfit.) "That’s a Chanel skirt over a pair of jeans by the Blonds, the same design team that made Samantha’s dress. They have all these cuts and slits in them, behind which are Swarovskis and studs. And it’s just a simple blouse she’s wearing, I think it's vintage, which is classic Carrie. Charlotte’s wearing a vintage YSL that I found at a vintage dealer in New York. Here, Miranda's wearing an old Halston, which I used a lot of in the movie. It’s green, one of those colors that not many women can wear, but that looks great on her. I’m not sure what’s going on with her hair, though. I don’t like it curled up that way. Hair-makeup and wardrobe are two different departments. I love Samantha’s dress! It’s from a design team that I have a personal relationship with called the Blonds. They're both men, but one dresses like a woman, and they're like a couple. And Phillipe Blond was wearing this red dress at some event we were both at, and I said to him, 'Phillipe we have to have that dress for the movie!' ... You know how people talk about how Samantha is just like a drag queen? This was my little double entendre about that." Click to see a slideshow and more commentary on some of the fashion from SATC2.
Courtesy of: HBO/New Line Cinema
May 25, 2010
Supermodel Naomi Campbell attended the NEON Charity Gala in Moscow on Monday with her boyfriend Vladimir Doronin in tow. Campbell wore a sheer, black dress with patches of strategically-placed strips of leather and lacy leaves. What do ya'll think of her dress? Do you like it? Hate it? Don't care? Would you wear it? I wanna know your style verdict.
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The official press conference isn’t until, but we’re ready to call this one like FOX News. Hip-hop enigma Lauryn Hill will be headlining this year’s Rock The Bells tour. The ex-Fugees songstress will be performing her classic solo album, The Miseduction of Lauryn Hill, as part of a complete album format that has become an increasingly popular way for legendary acts to draw attention to current tours. Also rumored to be performing a full-length at RTB2010 is A Tribe Called Quest. Perhaps they’ll join Ms. Hill in a rendition of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly,” The Fugees’ most infamous hit, which sampled ATCQ’s “Bonita Applebum.” URB spoke to representative of Rock The Bells who would not confirm…or deny the booking.
Well there you have it. Wouldn't that be the hotness if this actually happens? Even hotter? Me being in town with a ticket and good seats to this thing ;)
May 24, 2010
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker (wearing a Spring 2010 Couture Valentino) attend the premiere of "Sex and the City 2" at Radio City Music Hall on May 24, 2010 in New York City.
Venus Williams returned the ball to Switzerland's Patty Schnyder during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 23, 2010. But that wasn't the big deal. The big deal was what Venus was wearing. When Venus Williams served Sunday in the first round of the French Open, photographers were down on the ground, getting as low as possible to get pictures up her dress.
[photos via AP Photo Getty Images]
What does it say about women's tennis, always dangerously balancing the sale of sex and sport, when photographers are shooting Venus' serve from the bottom up instead of the top down? "The outfit is about illusion,'' Williams said. "And that's been a lot of my motif this year.'' Click READ MORE HERE below to see what all the fuss was about.
May 21, 2010
Janet Jackson attends the preview screening of 'Why Did I Get Married' at Brixton Ritzy on May 21, 2010 in London, England.
How cute is she?! Some people never lose their "cuteness" Janet Jackson is definitely one of those people.
Liza Minelli covers Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' for 'Sex and the City 2,' in which she makes a cameo. "It's a wonderful number," Liza told Contact Music. "We had a blast. It's rock and roll. Everything is moving! And I just got a whole new knee, so I can promise you everything is moving."
Awesomely HORRIBLE denim. [SEE IT]
Awesomely bad fashion at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival [SEE IT]
Missed what First Lady Michelle O. wore to their 2nd State Dinner? [SEE IT]
Lauren Conrad's new style book cover revealed. [SEE IT]
In the most obvious news of the day, Jesse James admits he threw away his amazing marriage to Sandra Bullock (VIDEO) [SEE IT]
In case you missed it. A recap of The Real Housewives of NYC's most insane episode ever. [SEE IT]
Find the best makeup for your skintone. [SEE IT]
May 20, 2010
May 19, 2010
Beyonce along with Rodrigo Y Gabriela and the United States Marine Band are set to perform at the White House State Dinner that the Obama's are hosting for Mexican President Felipe Calderón and first lady Margarita Zavala on May 19, 2010. Tonight's State Dinner will be held in the East Room of the White House. Performances will be held under a tent on the South Lawn of the White House. Other notable celebrities expected to attend are Salma Hayek, Whoopi Goldberg and Eva Longoria Parker. Click over to Michelle O. Style for more info on the Obama's 2nd State Dinner and other festivities.
You know, that Tyra Banks is turning out to be one smart business woman. I think a lot of people may have underestimated her business savvy. She is continually making moves to build and expand her media empire and her brand. Tyra has recently re-signed with her old modeling agency IMG Models, so if you start seeing her on more magazine covers, this is why.
And Ariel Meredith (who is she? See her here in SI, and here walking for LV Fall 2010) was just signed to IMG as well. She's a pretty girl with southern roots (born right here in my home state, Louisiana!) Congrats to both of them.
May 18, 2010
May 17, 2010
I've watched the piece below with Robbie Myers from Elle Magazine, and I don't know. Something kept rubbing me wrong about the way she was phrasing things (Model Elle MacPherson is not skinny? Really?). But that could just be me. Anyhoo, the trend towards curvy chicas has left the train station and is headed down the track full force! Don't believe me? See here, here, here, and here.
Ujena Sangria Dress in White
I think white is perfect for summer. It's clean, cool and crisp and really, you can wear it year round (so don't believe all the silly hype about the "no white after Labor Day "rule" because really. Says who? psh.) Anyhoo, just remember to wear the proper undergarments under your white ensembles. Nude colors that match your skin tone is always the way to go underneath white.
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May 16, 2010
Jennifer is looking great isn't she? (on the left) Jennifer Hudson attended the Vanity Fair and Gucci Party Honoring Martin Scorsese during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc on May 15, 2010 in Cannes, France. (on the right) Jennifer attended the "Winnie" Cocktail Party held at the Martini Terraza during the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2010 in Cannes, France.
Just in time for "Sex and the City 2" click the link below to check out some of "Carrie Bradshaw's" Best Looks Ever as chosen by series costume designers Patricia Field, Rebecca Weinberg and Eric Daman—as well as InStyle Magazine's fashion director Hal Rubenstein.
“That skirt was actually a slip under a gown. It was so pretty! I was like, 'Let me make this a skirt and put it with a T-shirt,'” Field said of the purple skirt and J’adore Dior T-shirt that Carrie wore in the sequel. “It had that same quirkiness as that short tutu from the series’ intro scene.”
May 15, 2010
Keri Hilson attended the Belvedere Pink Grapefruit "In The Pink" launch party at The Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Pop-Up on May 14, 2010 in New York City wearing a cute jumpsuit. JUMP HERE (get it?) to see more even more jumpsuits in action.
May 14, 2010
Is is just me, or does Kourtney Kardashian and Whitney Port look somewhat alike? Kourtney looks like a darker version of Whitney and Whitney looks like a lighter version of Kourtney. Or am I reaching?
May 13, 2010
May 12, 2010
Salma Hayek wore Gucci’s first ever haute couture gown (made under Gucci's new Premiere label) to the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Robin Hood Wednesday. Odd timing to launch a haute couture collection though. Just ask Oscar de la Renta.
Ruby red lips may have been a recent runway trend, but for some females around the world the scarlet hue is anything but beauty fun. "For girls in prostitution and sex trafficking, they're forced to put on red lipstick," co-host of the evening Selita Ebanks explained. Selita was on hand to celebrate a new series of 60 portraits inspired by the work of the Somaly Mam foundation –whose goals are to fight sex-trafficking in Cambodia and beyond. Along with the model, Susan Sarandon, Noot Sear, Brooklyn Decker and Dita Von Teese were among the high-profile subjects who sported red lips for the series aptly titled The Lipstick Portraits. Read the rest of this article HERE.
May 11, 2010
Artists Mos Def and Lenny Kravitz will perform at an upcoming Gulf Coast oil spill benefit concert in New Orleans on behalf of fishers and wetlands restoration efforts.
As oil spreads around the Gulf of Mexico like a black plague unleashed from BP's Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, it's become apparent that this will ultimately affect the lives of fish and wildlife, but also the livelihoods of fishers and hunters who worked and lived off of those waters. So concert promoters have wasted no time organizing a benefit concert to raise money for fishers and wetland restoration.
Mos Def, who's no stranger to New Orleans, is one of the headline acts, along with Lenny Kravitz. After Hurricane Katrina, the MC wrote "Katrina Clap (Dollar Day)" -- a makeover of Juvenile and the UTP Playas' "Nolia Clap" -- to expose governmental neglect in New Orleans. In 2006, Mos was arrested for disorderly conduct outside of the MTV Video Music Awards while performing the song. Kravitz has claimed part-time residency in New Orleans for years and performed at last year's Voodoo Experience fest, the producers for which are also producing the upcoming Gulf Coast benefit.
The benefit concert will be held on May 16 at New Orleans' Mardi Gras World River City.
Ptacek talked to Maggie Rodriguez of the CBS Early Show about her career, her schoolwork, her aspirations (Harvard, first female president and lawyer) and hanging with Michelle Obama on Sesame Street ("She is very sweet, very down-to-earth").
May 10, 2010
I'm looking forward to this movie. Anytime you can see Common on screen is a good look. But don't take my word for it, check out Common "styling and being fly" right here.
Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Oprah Winfrey took a walk for charity during Oprah Magazine's Live Your Best Life event in New York City on Sunday. Hudson celebrated her first Mother's Day by singing "Happy Birthday" to Winfrey, whose "O" magazine turns 10.
May 9, 2010
via the NYTimes:
Continue reading this article with more info about Lena Horne's film career HERE. Below, the legendary Lena Horne singing "You'd Better Love Me" (1967)
Betty White "killt it" on SNL when she hosted on May 8th and it was just in time for Mother's Day, which I hope everyone had a great one btw. This was the first SNL where I laughed pretty consistently. And it was way cool to see past SNL cast members return for this episode. Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph (her "Whitney Houston" was her best yet, lol) Amy Poehler and Sally O'Malley!
May 8, 2010
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via NYMag: The main reason guests went to the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute ball last night was not to see and be seen and find out if they were important or intimidating enough to escape with a train unscathed. They went to see the Costume Institute's new exhibit on American fashion from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The pieces now on display at the Met were pulled from the Brooklyn Museum's collection; each museum is running an exhibit simultaneously. New York fashion director Harriet Mays Powell stopped by both museums for a preview. Check out some of the dresses in the video.
Thinking back to my own design school days, I don't think I did all that great in my draping class either. But it's definitely something I want to master. Stories like this just make me love her that much more. Donna Karan talked to CBS Sunday Morning last weekend about her rise to designing fame. She admitted that she wasn't an exemplary student at Parsons:
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"They never thought I would make it as a designer," she said. "I failed draping!"
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She talked about creating her famous "seven easy pieces." "I needed a wardrobe, a real clear defined wardrobe that would take me from day into evening," Karan explained. "You know, I start with a body suit, wrap a skirt around, which you know is the kind of thing that I would wear, a scarf or a sarong. Add a tailored jacket and a scarf and you go."
May 5, 2010
Toni performs her single "Hands Tied"
Toni performs her classic "Unbreak My Heart"