October 27, 2011

WATCH: Beyonce's "Party" Featuring J. Cole


Kelly Rowland and her sister Solange make cameo appearances too. Watch below: 

October 21, 2011

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Reveal Twins on 20/20


Watch a sneak peek below of Barbara Walters interviewing the couple about their newest additions Moroccan and Monroe or "Roc and Roe" (cute) and watch 20/20 on ABC on October 21, 2011 at 10/9 Central.


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October 19, 2011

Hip Look of the Day: Gwen Stefani


I heart Gwen. She pushes the envelope on her style choices without going too far to the left.
Well played Gwen. Well played.

October 18, 2011

WATCH: Idris Elba Produced Milk + Honey Episode 1



Milk + Honey from Episode 1

"Milk + Honey" is a series executive produced by ESSENCE November cover star Idris Elba and created by Brown Paper Dolls that follows the careers, romantic ups and down and spiritual journeys of four fabulous young women. The series also stars Lance Gross and Debbie Allen.

More on "Milk + Honey" the series HERE.

Banana Republic is Designing Wine Bottles for the Holidays


I guess Banana Republic wanted to jump on the collaboration train, but chose to take their partnership in a different direction. I'm feeling it...

via WWD: Collaborations in fashion are all the rage these days. That’s why I have a bottle of Evian water that was designed by French fashion house Courrèges on my desk. But I couldn’t help hiccupping at the latest attempt to broaden the audience for a clothing retailer: Banana Republic has designed bottles for Clos du Bois wines—for the holidays. 

 Billed as the “perfect hostess gift”—and what hostess wouldn’t want a fashion sketch on the wine she serves—the 2010 chardonnay will wear a little black dress designed by Banana Republic creative director Simon Kneen, and will be priced $16.99. The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, priced at $18.99, will wear a red full-skirted frock by Mr. Kneen. 

 Wait! There’s more! Each bottle will come with a code that allows consumers to stream a “custom party soundtrack. Literally a party in a bottle!” the press release says.

Jennifer Aniston is 42 and WORKING. IT.


And I'm trying to be just like her honey. Three snaps in a "Z" formation. Do your thing girl.

Jennifer Aniston showed folks how it's done at Elle's 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute wearing a silver Kaufman Franco dress, strappy Balenciaga heels, Fred Leighton jewels and a Ferragamo clutch.

October 16, 2011

Nia Long & Her Naked Baby Belly Cover Ebony Mag.

She's in the November 2011 issue. Gorgeous photo...

via HuffPo: If you’ve passed by the newsstands recently, you might have already seen actress Nia Long’s pregnant and nearly nude bod on the cover of Ebony’s November issue. With an up-do and natural makeup, the focus is on her glowing skin and baby bump...

October 14, 2011

Giambattist Valli at Macy's is Kinda Fab...


via NYMag: Giambattista Valli's Macy's collection will not disappoint the Giambattista Valli fan. And whether or not she resides in Middle America may not be the question Macy's needs to worry about with this line, since the pieces look great enough to stand out among regular Macy's merchandise as something special, even to someone who has no idea Giambattista Valli is a celebrated couturier. And that is what lines like these will take to succeed. See the full collection in the slideshow HERE.

October 11, 2011

Salma Hayek Says No to Botox. For Now.


"I have no Botox. The thought of a needle coming to my forehead, it really gives me the heebie-jeebies. So I’d rather put on my creams. It’s fun, it smells good, and it’s relaxing. Am I opposed to doing it later? I don’t know. I want to see how far I can go."
I think she looks great at 45.

October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs Inspirational Words [1955-2011]

Steve Jobs wasn't only the visionary behind the iEverything, he also dropped A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE.




 "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish." ~Steve Jobs "

[Y]ou can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." 

 “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” 

 “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” 

 “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

 “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” 

 “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” 

 “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~Thank you Steve Jobs

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