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Ruffian Designers & MAC Collaborate

15 Jun

It’s being referred to as a couture product, superior to nail polish. Ruffian designers, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are collaborating with well known cosmetic line MAC, on three lipstick shades (deep red, shimmering gold, peachy nude) as well as the revolutionary  three stick-on acrylic nail sets, all punky riffs off a French manicure.

MAC  is continuing to stay relevant by combining products to not only make our faces beautiful and healthy but to give us a quick nail makeover.  “It’s revolutionary. It’s going to revolutionize the makeup industry,” teased Wolk. The pair said they brought the idea to MAC’s John Demsey, and have been working together on the project for a year. Let’s take a sneak peak at the upcoming products and the men behind the scene. I am always excited to see new products. All items hit stores on June 18.

Ruffian Designers

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The Simmons Sisters: It’s A Family Affair!

1 Jun

Rev Run daughters Angela and Vanessa Simmons has taken the entertainment industry by storm since appearing on their family reality show “Rev Run”. They have set an exemplary portrayal of a relationship among siblings who are equally famous, owning the same company and setting themselves apart. They did not earn this success on their own. They have a strong foundation which includes their father known as Rev Run and let’s not forget uncle/mogul Russell Simmons.

I admire the way they work together and also the projects they have under their wings independently. Let’s take a look at their journey together not only as young women in business but sisters together and working independently.

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Vanessa & Angela host their company “Pastry” skating charity event

Angela Simmons

The Sixties Shift…No Spanx Required!

25 May

Let’s face it, fashion always repeats itself. I love short, simple dress_no spanx required . Bright colors are also in for the season in a soft cotton or satin material to top it off. Let’s look at a few short simple dresses that can be worn on a cool or even a hot summer day. Summer is upon us ladies and it’s time to get our closets in check, hip and ready to go. Enjoy studded fans

Fabulicious!

Love floral stripe shift dress for $69.58 from ASOS

Knee-length, loose-fitting satin dress with gathers at neckline. Lined at H&M $24.95

Short, straight v-neck cut dress at H&M $34.95

Disco Queen Donna Summer Dies!

19 May

Like the king of pop and the queen of pop, Donna Summer, the queen of disco, bestowed a title fit for a musical royalty has died today from battling lung cancer.  She never embraced the title because she grew up on rock & roll. She once said, “I grew up on rock `n’ roll,” when explaining her reluctance to claim the title.

Even though disco boomed and lasted for just a decade before crashing in the 1970’s, Summer’s beautiful voice and face still was penetrating that genre of music. She sang hits like: “I Feel Love,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “Last Dance,” which incorporated the rock roots she loved. One of her biggest hits, “She Works Hard for the Money,” came in the early 1980s. The song had a lot of guitar instrumental as well as Summer’s booming voice.

Summer died of cancer Thursday morning in Naples, Fla., said her publicist Brian Edwards. Her family released a statement saying they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”

Summer may not have liked the title and later became a born-again Christian, but many remembered her best for her early years, starting with the sinful “Love to Love You Baby.”

Religion played an important role in her later life, said Michael Levine, who briefly worked as her publicist.

“Her passion in her life, besides music, was God, spirituality and religion. She held a bible study class at her home every week,” he said.

Her glittery gowns, long eyelashes, luxurious hair and glossy lips. Her sultry vocals, her bedroom moans and sighs. She was as much a part of the culture and fashion era as disco balls, polyester, platform shoes and the music’s pulsing, pounding rhythms with a mix of disco and her all time favorite rock and roll. You will be missed Donna Summer (1948 – 2012).

Beyonce: People’s 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman

11 May

It’s official, People has named Beyonce’ World’s most beautiful woman. We have known Beyonce’ to hold many titles but her recent is the role of mom. She graces the cover of the magazine’s issue looking stunning as ever before.

The singer welcomed her first child with music mogul and husband Jay-Z in January name “Blue Ivy Carter.” She opens up about motherhood in the issue saying “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth … I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”

While the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” is loving her new life as a mom, she is also getting ready to perform again. It’s reported she’ll take the stage over Memorial Day weekend in Atlantic City for the first time since giving birth.

To view the full spread of all the women nominated in the magazine, you may pick up the issue which is currently on newsstands. In the meantime, let’s take a look at a few shots of the current world’s most beautiful woman…Beyonce!

Caviar Manicure: It’s Bumpy!!

4 May

When I first feast my eyes on the unusual, bumpy but yet cute caviar manicure I was immediately intrigued by the creativity. The look has been surfacing since Fashion Week and I must admit I am loving it! You could probably get crafty and DIY by gathering some small beads and nail glue. Well…I have got great news ladies. British polish company, Ciate is offering an easier route to get stylish in these nails with the “caviar mani-kit” .

The kit is available at Sephora in rainbow, black pearl and mother of pearl for $25.00. I am so curious as to what’s inside this kit and how long this manicure will last. Will you rock this bumpy, stylish manicure studded fans?? I wanna hear from you!

Models Nurture Music Careers!

27 Apr

More and more models are dabbling into the music career. In fact, a lot of celebrities whether they are singers or actors/actress are getting into different areas of the entertainment business.

If you are an actor/actress you are singing and vice versa. Now let’s get straight to the point…Miranda Kerr who has had a very successful career told the British Vogue, “I have recorded a couple of songs, actually, that no one knows about! You probably won’t hear them but I love to sing!” She refused to discuss the genre or titles, but “açai” does rhyme with “you and me.” This is the stuff of a chart-topping album.

Vogue.com also got caught up with Ruby Aldridge at Coachella, who mentioned that her band, “tentatively called Texture,” held its first concert at an art opening in New York a few months back.

Do you think singers should be acting or actors/actress should be singing? Should everyone just embrace their original talent and  not try to cross function into any other genre? What do you think studded fans? I wanna hear from everyone.

Miranda Kerr "Acting"

Ruby Aldridge on the cover of Bazaar

“Think Like A Man”…In Theaters Tonight!

20 Apr

The movie “Think Like A Man” which is adapted from Comedian and businessman Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” which was a New York Times Best Seller.

The movie, follows four couples. The women in the movie are readers of Steve Harvey’s book. When the men learn the women are taking Steve Harvey’s advice they conspire to turn the tables on their mates .

The stars in the movie includes: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Regina Hall, Megan Good, Terrence Jenkins, Chris Brown and many more.

My husband and a few male friends that I know wants to see this movie but I have to admit, this is not a male inspired movie but I guess the fellas wants to know what women are capable of. Hmmmm….

The movie is scheduled to air tonight as its first night in theaters. I will be going to see the movie tonight and I am sure it won’t disappoint. Take a look at the movie trailer below and let me know your thoughts on this flick Studded fans! Let the mind games begin…. 

Old Hollywood Vogue Cover!

13 Apr

Scarlett Johansson channels old school hollywood on the cover of Vogue’s May 2012 issue.  The 27 year old successful actress shared some intimate information with the magazine. She also stars in the movie Avengers alongside co-star Mark Ruffalo, who comments on Scarlett’s performance by saying “She’s a badass…Scarlett played it really well, with a wink in her eye.”

On her young success: “It feels like a lifetime ago. Am I happy I’m not 20 anymore? Yeah. Nineteen? I don’t want to be that age. It’s incredibly confusing.”

On performing on Broadway: “I know it sounds supercorny, but it was a dream come true. That sort of pressure of having to deliver—I just find it thrilling.”

On her split from ex-husband Ryan Reynolds: ““It was horrible. Of course it’s horrible. It was devastating. It really throws you. You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn’t work out. This was something I never thought I would be doing. And there’s no way to navigate it. Nobody can give you the right answer. It’s never anything you want to hear. It’s a very lonely thing. It’s like the loneliest thing you’ll ever do, in some way.”

Check out a few photos from the spread….

Baby Flynn’s Debut: “Most Beautiful People of 2012”

6 Apr

Miranda Kerr poses with son Flynn who makes his debut on the cover of Who Magazine, the Australian version of People magazine. It’s a special edition listing the “Most Beautiful people of 2012” posing against Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, amongst others. Even though baby Flynn is a regular target for the paparazzi, this is actually his first professional photo shoot at his 15 month tender age.

Considering how cute and adorable Flynn is we will definitely be seeing more of him. I have included a few photos of Flynn and his beautiful mom Miranda below. Hollywood is certainly booming with not just babies but adorable ones that is…