Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Queen Latifah Featured In The May 2014 Issue of InStyle

Featured in the May 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine, rapper-turned-actress and now talk show host, Queen Latifah (Dana Owens) talks about her many jobs, how she gets it all done and when she feels sexiest.

“The clothes were great, the shoes were great, photographer was great, lighting was great, the music was cool. So, it was just time to go. [It was] time to turn it on and have fun. Which is, to me, it always translates well in the camera when you’re having a good time.”

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chrissy Teigen Covers ‘Cosmopolitan


Chrissy Teigen has landed not one, but THREE covers for the June 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan.

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model heats up the pages with details on her and John’s ‘adventurous’ sex life:

On hooking up with John Legend on the set of his hit 2009 single “Stereo,” and building their relationship:
“I’m not going to lie. We hooked up. [When he went on tour] I left him be himself for a while. The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, There’s so much more out there. I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal, because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him.”

On PDA with her husband:
“We’re by no means freaky-deaky, but let’s just say, we’re open to things. We’re very okay with PDA. When we go to a restaurant, he loves when I wear a dress, so he can do some upper-thigh rubbing.”

On the craziest place she and her husband have had sex:
“We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class. We were under a blanket. We weren’t even in one of those pod things. I feel like we should get a trophy for that.”

On making a name for herself:
“I got so lucky that I met Brooklyn Decker and she [hooked me up with] Sports Illustrated. I got so lucky that I met John, who propelled my career. I’m not delusional: that definitely helped.”



Jay-Z & Beyonce Announce ‘On The Run’ Tour Dates

JayZ and Beyonce Live Nation Entertainment
Good News! Jay Z and wife Beyonce to hit the road and the dates have been announced for the ‘On The Run’ tour which begins June 25th in Miami and ends August 5th in San Francisco  which includes a date in Toronto at the Rogers Centre on July 9th followed by Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on July 11.

Members of Beyonce’s fan club will have access to the pre sale beginning April 29th at 8 am. Chase credit and debit customers will receive advance access to purchase tickets from Tuesday, April 29 at 10 am through 10 pm local time. A non-exclusive pre-sale window will continue through Thursday, May 1 at 10pm local time. Chase credit and debit customers will also have exclusive access to purchase a Chase Lounge VIP ticket package which includes a private pre-show lounge with food, drinks, music and more.

On The Run tour dates:

June 25 – Miami, FL Sun Life Stadium
June 28 – Cincinnati, OH Great American Ballpark
July 1 – Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
July 5 – Philadelphia, PA Citizen’s Bank Park
July 7 – Baltimore, MD M & T Bank Stadium
July 9 – Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
July 11 – East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
July 15 – Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
July 18 – Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
July 20 – New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
July 22 – Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
July 24 – Chicago, IL Soldier Field
July 27 – Winnipeg, MB Investor Group Field
July 30 – Seattle, WA Safeco Field
August 2 – Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
August 5 – San Francisco, CA AT&T Park


Asia Chow by Paul Jasmin

Asian Chow, the daughter of famous Anglo-Chinese restaurateur Michael and Korean-American fashion designer Eva Chun  were maybe not the only ones to probably have inspired Asian Chow to model but passion itself.

Paul was my teacher in college, and he encouraged me early on to think that my point of view was worthwhile. I love his way of looking at women. I asked him to take some elegant pictures of Asia Chow asian

Photography by Paul Jasmin
Styled by Samantha Traina

Source: WMagazine


Andre 3000 in the Jimi Hendrix biopic 'All Is By My Side' image has surfaced. Some say it was revealed by USA Today. The source is not yet confirmed, but we do see the resemblance to Hendrix!

Let us know what you think and watch a scene from the movie below 'All Is By My Side' will be released on June 13th in U.S. theaters, and on August 8th in the UK.

Friday, April 25, 2014



Though she grew up thinking that "light skin and flowing, straight hair" made women desirable, World's Most Beautiful Woman Nyong'o, 31, tells PEOPLE that her mother "always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point." The Oscar winner, who's now a face of Lancôme Paris, is excited for this honor in part because of "all the girls who would see me … and feel a little more seen."


Naomi Campbell Covers Vogue Australia

The 43 year old supermodel, Naomie Campbell who is currently promoting the Aussie version her fashion series The Face , may be imparting wise words of wisdom to the contestants she’s coaching, yet she serves up the best masterclass when in front of the lens herself. Inside the May issue, Naomi dazzles in designs from Givenchy, Lavin, Prada, Stella McCartney and Miu Miu.


Beyoncé Covers TIME Magazine’s ’100 Most Influential

Beyonce is not the first black woman to grace the cover of Time Magazine but it is an accomplishment. The magazine has featured high-profile black women from different walks of life.

In a video posted to Time’s website, Beyoncé cites her influences as being her mother and her daughter.

I feel like my mother and my daughter have probably been the most influential and being a mother, and becoming a mother, and looking at my daughter in her eyes, made me into a woman and made me very, very strong.

Shooting for Time magazine was definitely one of the goals in my life. It’s something very important to me as an artist because it’s not about fashion or beauty, it’s about the influence I’ve had on our culture and to be among the other influential people is a huge honor for me.

Check out the video below!

Monday, April 14, 2014

6 Places to Visit this Spring 2014

If you can afford a good vacation while on break from work than this Spring make some of the most fun memories of your life! There are many fun places to travel on a week long vacation, but probably the most popular destination is a beach while you can still enjoy the beach. How about a twist from the usual?  If you are used to traveling and want a change a bit more away from the beach and is tired of hitting the same spot year after year, than check out these 6 destinations for your Spring Vacation 2014.

1.Côte d’Azur, France and Monaco

The harbour of Monaco at night.
Image by Adomas Svirskas / CC BY-SA 2.0.
The Mediterranean playground of the Côte d’Azur, is synonymous with jet-setting VIPs and seaside sparkle year-round. The heady atmosphere intensifies in May when the red carpet unfurls for film stars and race-car drivers. All eyes will turn to Cannes for the famous Film Festival from 14-25 May. While it’s an invitation-only event, you can get close to the red carpet to catch a glimpse of the A-listers in town. For a double dose of glamour, don’t miss Monaco’s Grand Prix from 22-25 May.
Had your fill of glitz? Check out the rather more enduring masterpieces by some of Europe's finest painters at the great art galleries along the coast, from Nice’s Musée Matisse to the Musée Picasso in Antibes. Or escape the mainland mayhem altogether on a day trip to Îles de Lérins, a small, pristine group of islands only a 20-minute boat ride from Cannes.

2.Tel Aviv, Israel

The beachfront of Tev Aviv is a popular spot in May.
Image by Audun Bakke Andersen / Flickr / Getty Images.
It’s no secret that Tel Avivans are always up for a party, but May really marks the start of a summer full of concerts, events and entertainment. Documentary film festival Docaviv takes place from 8-17 May, while Justin Timberlake, Pete Doherty and Carla Bruni all play gigs in the city this month.
Don’t expend all your energy on nightlife though, as the weather is perfect for exploring Tel Aviv's outdoors. Join the beautiful people on the beach, take a dip in the Med, wander around the sprawling flea markets, or admire the street art of boho neighbourhood Florentin. When you need a break, find a seat on a shady patio and immerse yourself in the trendy café culture scene - the coffee here is some of the best you’ll find in the Middle East.

3.Crete, Greece

The pink sands of Elafonisi Beach, Crete.
Image by Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho / CC BY 2.0.
Crete is like a highlights reel of Greece - and a visit in May ensures just enough sunshine, minus the summer stampede of tourists.
Don’t miss the boat to Preveli Beach, a stunning spot set in a secluded lagoon at the mouth of a palm tree-shaded river. You’ll also want to tackle the steep climb up the cliffs to serene Preveli Monastery for knockout views and a taste of delicious honey. Samaria Gorge’s 16km hike is equally scenic in May: search for the elusive kri-kri (wild goat) amid the spring’s burst of wildflowers.
Time travel amid the ruins of Knossos, the ancient capital of Minoan Crete, then head to the Iraklio Archaeological Museum for a deeper insight into Minoan life. For simpler pleasures, ramble the old quarters of Rethymno and Hania (taking in the Battle of Crete anniversary festivities on 22 May), sip your way through the Iraklio Wine Country, and tuck into the fresh local produce that made Cretan cuisine legendary.

4.Lumbini, Nepal

Buddhist pilgrims outside Lumbini's Maya Devi Temple.
Image by Jenny Jones / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images.
The exact dates of the life of Gautama Siddhartha, the historical Buddha, are disputed, but most Buddhist countries have agreed on an official date to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday. Buddha Jayanti, also known as Buddha Purnima and Vesak, falls on the full moon in the lunar month of Vaishakha (April or May in the Gregorian calendar). Unsurprisingly, Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha in Nepal, hosts a major celebration. The most important rituals take place in the central Maya Devi Temple, but celebrations spill over into the vast monasteries surrounding the site, constructed by Buddhist nations from around the globe.
Other important locations for Buddhist celebrations include Swayambhunath and Bodhnath in the Kathmandu Valley, Bodhgaya in India, Colombo and Kandy in Sri Lanka, and Borobudur in Indonesia.

5.Vientiane, Laos

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan in Vientiane.
Image by Jean-Pierre Dalbera / CC BY 2.0.
Like your holidays hot, lazy and loud? Head to Vientiane in May: yes, it’s sweltering, but high temperatures mean cheap rooms, you’ve got a cast-iron excuse to take it slow, and a rocket festival ensures you’re going to get the maximum bang for your buck.
Take it easy: spend the morning sipping coffee and nibbling croissants at one of the city’s French-style bakeries; fritter away the afternoon on a head massage at a spa; watch the sun set on the Mekong as you stroll the city’s tree-lined boulevards.
Save your energy for when the full moon arrives, then join the locals in the wild – if slightly hazardous – Rocket Festival. Communities across Laos celebrate Bun Bang Fai by launching homemade bamboo rockets into the sky – a tradition meant to coax the rains to fall. Owners of the rockets that fly the highest are celebrated; underperformers are tossed in the mud.

6.California, USA

It might seem surprising, but the best place to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo (5 May, the date of the Mexican victory over occupying French forces in the city of Puebla) is in California. Thousands of expats in Los Angeles have ensured that the city commemorates the battle in a more memorable way than anywhere in Mexico itself, filling Olvera Street, near Union Station in Downtown, and partying like it’s 1862, with music, dancing and many, many margaritas.
For more information visit olvera-street.com.

Source: Lonely Planet

Joe Zee Named Editor in Chief of Yahoo Fashion

joe-zee-embedYahoo news this morning revealed a big shaken-up in the fashion-editor world announcing that Joe Zee will be joining the company as editor-in-chief and executive creative officer of Yahoo Fashion as well as editor at large for Yahoo Beauty, which is being led by Bobbi Brown. There, Zee will lead the vision, creative direction, and development of a new Yahoo Fashion digital magazine. In a statement, the company said that Zee will "bring his sensibility of luxury fashion and accessible cool to Yahoo every day."
“I have always embraced technology and innovation in everything I do — from making a magazine, to executive producing and hosting my television shows, to writing my books. So, the chance to combine all of these passions at Yahoo during a period of tremendous innovation and transformation is a dream,” says Zee in a statement.
Previously, Zee had served as the creative director of ELLE where he will remain until the end of May and start at Yahoo shortly thereafter, a spokesperson for Yahoo said but Of course, casual fashion fans might know him better as a breakout star of The City or from his QVC line. Which ever way you know him, we know Zee will deliver but still we wish him Luck!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Trend: Spring's Orange Lipsticks 2014

The warmer days are finally ahead and if just like me you felt like winter was too long, you are probably one of those that can't wait to try on new stuffs. Did I say stuffs, I meant lipstick!  You can now dabble in one of spring’s hottest makeup trends now—the orange lipstick!
Try tangerine lips, they look great on virtually everyone and don’t require a ton of makeup to pull off. Just a little brow grooming and a light dusting of blush and you’re done. Here are some inspiration pics plus some orange lippies for you to try. Have Fun!

orange lips makeup trend for spring summer
Nars Heat Wave
Nars Heat WaveMAC  Lady Danger
MAC Lady Danger

Images: Pinterest