Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Stars On This Week's Best Dressed List Wore Black And White And Were Fab All Over

The Stars On This Week's Best Dressed List Wore Black And White And Were Fab All Over: Fabulous style moments were few and far between this week, however, we were able to find a handful of bright spots that deserved some acknowledgement.



High contrast looks in black and white ruled the red carpet and were spotted on Lea Michele, Dita Von Teese and our favorite style star of the week, Diane Kruger.



Check out our best-dressed picks below and let us know if you agree.



Diane Kruger in Roland Mouret

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This outfit shows how much fun you can have playing with proportions. The tiny polka dots on a crop top teamed with bigger polka dots on an extra long pencil skirt play perfectly together. And a pop of color via Kruger's yellow pumps are the finishing touch.



Lea Michele in Paule Ka

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The white paneling on the bodice and hips of this stunning gown give the illusion of a smaller waist -- not that the actress-singer needs it! And we can't get enough of her glowing skin exposed by the strapless silhouette and front slit.



Keira Knightley

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Our jaws dropped when we saw this powder blue frock on Knightley. The retro look is exactly the level of awesome we expect from the actress.



Dita Von Teese

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No one does vintage glamour quite like Dita Von Teese. This cream and black polka dot gown is definitely a reflection of her signature style, but looks far from dated or costumey.



Megan Montaner in Dolce and Gabbana

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Crop tops are everywhere and the red carpet is no exception. We love seeing these midriff-baring designs get a glamorous upgrade-- and Ms. Montaner's glitzy get-up is the perfect example.



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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Demi Lovato To Seventeen: 'Tweeting Without Thinking Does More Harm Than Good'

Demi Lovato To Seventeen: 'Tweeting Without Thinking Does More Harm Than Good': Demi Lovato has gone through some major changes over the past few years -- and we're not just talking about her (new) My Little Pony-esque hair.



As Seventeen's newest cover girl, the singer and Guest Editor, who recently announced the dates for her first world tour, opened up to the magazine about life post-treatment, surrounding herself with positive influences and the big Twitter lesson that she's learned.



Scroll down to see photos from Demi's cover shoot and highlights from her interview. For more, head over to seventeen.com and pick up the August issue, which hits stands July 1.



On taking the good days with the bad...

“Since I went to treatment, there have been days when it’s felt really easy, and I’ve felt great about where I am. But then I have moments when it’s not. That’s life. You can’t just take your mind and your body into the shop and get it fixed. It doesn’t come out repaired. It’s not like a car. It takes time –- pace yourself. Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be.”



On the inspirational people in her life...

“I like to have friends in my life who believe they’re going places and are working toward their dreams. When you’re growing and the people around you aren’t, that’s when you have to start shedding them. I’ve done that a lot over the past few years, but it has been so worth it, because the people in my life today inspire me to keep being creative, to have fun, and to be a good person.”



On why she gives back...

“When I give back, I don’t question my self-worth. I know that if my career were to fall apart tomorrow –- even if I were to never have money or fame again –- I’d still have value in my soul, because I know that I can have an effect on someone else’s life.”



On thinking twice before she tweets...

“I’m impulsive when it comes to fighting back, but I’ve learned to reel it in. Tweeting without thinking does more harm than good. So take a second. Journal what you want to say, and then if you still feel the same later, that’s when you can tweet it.”



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Anne Hathaway Dons Wig While Shooting Upcoming Film 'The Intern'

Anne Hathaway Dons Wig While Shooting Upcoming Film 'The Intern': Anne Hathaway is making us do a double take.



The Academy Award-winning actress, who has sported a notable pixie cut since her turn as Fantine in the 2012 movie-musical "Les Miserables," was seen donning a shoulder-length wig on Tuesday, June 24, while filming a scene for her upcoming role in "The Intern."



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The 31-year-old kept it classy in a black and white ensemble, as she knelt to talk to her adorable onscreen daughter.



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The film is the latest from "It's Complicated" director Nancy Meyers, and stars Hathaway as a fashion professional who hires an older gentleman, played by Robert De Niro, to work as her intern. Hathaway was cast in the role after scheduling conflicts forced Reese Witherspoon to drop out earlier this year.



Hathaway was last seen with her short 'do while leaving her home in Brooklyn on June 18:



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Remembering Michael Jackson, Five Years After His Death

Remembering Michael Jackson, Five Years After His Death: On June 25, 2009, the world lost Michael Jackson, one of music's true greats.



Five years after his death, we remember the King of Pop as a pioneer whose work remains a huge part of our cultural consciousness. The legendary artist began his career at just 9 years old when The Jackson Five signed to Steeltown Records in 1967. He was only 11 when, after signing with Motown in 1969, the group had their first single, "I Want You Back," hit number one in 1970. A two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jackson continued to write and record original work for four decades, and still holds the record for best-selling album of all time for his 1982 record,"Thriller."



We continue to hear his genius talent as both a vocalist and songwriter in hits like, "Beat It," "Billy Jean," "Bad," "Smooth Criminal," "Man In The Mirror" and "The Way You Make Me Feel."



As Recording Academy President Neil Portnow told Rolling Stone back in 2009:



"Rarely has the world received a gift with the magnitude of artistry, talent, and vision as Michael Jackson. He was a true musical icon whose identifiable voice, innovative dance moves, stunning musical versatility, and sheer star power carried him from childhood to worldwide acclaim. A 13-time Grammy recipient, Michael's career transcends musical and cultural genres and his contributions will always keep him in our hearts and memories."



We miss you, Michael.



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Lupita Nyong'o's First Lancôme Ad Is What We'd Call Flawless

Lupita Nyong'o's First Lancôme Ad Is What We'd Call Flawless: Lupita Nyong'o's partnership with Lancôme is off to a flawless start. The beauty brand has revealed its first ad featuring the Academy Award-winning actress and it's as gorgeous as expected.



There's no denying that Vogue's current cover girl is the perfect ambassador for Lancôme's Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation with her seemingly blemish-free, chocolate-hued complexion. And if you can pry your eyes from the image of Lupita, you'll notice that the ad touts the product is “available in 29 shades for all skintones" -- highlighting it as one of the most diverse lines on the market.



Check out Lupita Nyong'o's beautiful Lancôme ad and we dare you to say she hasn't convinced you to buy the foundation.



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Recreate Rihanna's Harper's Bazaar Arabia Cover Look With These 5 Beauty Products

Recreate Rihanna's Harper's Bazaar Arabia Cover Look With These 5 Beauty Products: After making quite the fashion statement at the 2014 CFDA Awards in a barely-there gown adorned with Swarovski crystals, Rihanna's name is on our lips again. But this time, it's her modest new magazine cover that's got us talking.



We see a completely different side of the 26-year-old as she shows way less skin for Harper's Bazaar Arabia's July/August 2014 issue. Wearing an elaborate beaded dress and mesh black bow veil on the cover, Rihanna captivates us with her gorgeous eye makeup and ruby red lips (is that MAC RiRi Woo?). Her traditional Maori tattoo also draws our attention to her matching red manicure.



Rihanna's glamorous nod to Middle Eastern culture continues throughout the accompanying photo spread, with the singer adorning her jet black hair with intricate headscarves. And we love those blunt bangs that hit right at her brow bone.



See how Rihanna "covers up in style" for Harper's Bazaar Arabia, and keep scrolling down to find out what you need to copy her cover look!



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1. Highlighter. Use this complexion illuminating product down the center of your nose, above the cupid's bow, along your upper cheekbones and at your chin to appear lit from within. Skip your forehead (especially during the warm-weather months), as it will make you look greasy. Try: L'Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter or Chanel Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen.



2. Kajal eyeliner. Similar to a cream pencil eyeliner, this highly-pigmented liner, which is popular throughout South Asia and Africa, creates an intense cat-eye. Try: Guerlain The Original Creamy Khôl Me Kajal Eyeliner or Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio.



3. Mascara. Thicken and extend your eyelashes by generously coating your upper lashes, then add a simple stroke to the bottom for an eye-opening effect. Try: Lancôme Définicils High Definition Mascara or Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara.



4. Red lipstick. Matte is where it's at for this bright red lip look. Be sure to smooth out dry skin with a lip scrub and prep with a hydrating balm before application. Try: NYX Cosmetics Indie Flick Matte Lipstick or NARS Jungle Red Lipstick.



5. Red nail polish . Paint your nails in a bright red color and finish with a super shiny top coat. Try: Zoya Tamsen or OPI Coca-Cola Red.



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What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries

What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries: "Make me look beautiful.”



That's what Esther Honig asked 40 photo editors to do -- in over 25 countries. Honig, a human interest reporter, sent a picture of herself to be photoshopped around the world to see just how much cultural values are applied to standards of beauty. The results throw the idea of "the perfect woman" into sharp relief.



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Honig found that every country applied its own distinct perspective on beauty to her image. She was surprised by the degree to which each country's cultural values showed up as aesthetic preferences. Specifically, an image she received back from Morocco was "a bit of a shock initially." She told The Huffington Post via email, "[It] definitely highlighted my own lack of cultural awareness. Of course, someone from a country where the primary religion is Islam might elect to add a Hijab to my image as that aligns with their own cultural customs. For me it really added depth to my project by touching on the concept of religion and custom, not just aesthetics."



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Seeing her image manipulated in so many dimensions had a profound impact on Honig's own self-perception. "I voluntarily sought out this opportunity and was pleased with how it turned out, but it did make me more aware of certain things like the uneven tone of my skin which was touched up by nearly every editor," she said. "I’ve watched my image subtly soften with filters and cloning brushes as well as radically transform with splicing, stretching and re-angling that completely restructured my face. Seeing some jobs for the first time have made me shriek."



Honig is reluctant to draw a "moral of the story" from the project, which is ongoing. "Flipping through the collection of Before & After, one may spot trends in models of beauty that represent each designer’s culture of origin, but that is entirely based on our interpretation," she said.



Still, the project dispels the myth of a singular beauty norm. "Overall what I’ve learned from this project is this; Photoshop allows us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more illusive. "



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Prince Harry Opens Up About Losing Princess Diana While Visiting Orphans In Brazil

Prince Harry Opens Up About Losing Princess Diana While Visiting Orphans In Brazil: Prince Harry took a break from the fun and games of the World Cup to bond with -- and offer support to -- some of Brazil’s orphans.



While Harry certainly enjoyed some World Cup festivities, he also made sure cordon off time to meet with orphans there who are getting help from Acer, a nonprofit that works to empower street kids, the Telegraph reported.



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In a rare emotional moment, Harry opened up about losing his own mother -- a topic he rarely discusses -- to show the children that he can empathize with their pain.



"I wanted to use my own experiences in a very small way to try to give them a bit of understanding about the fact that I see what you're going through," he told the Telegraph. "But you hear the stories and think that's nothing to what they have been through."



When he was 12 years old, Harry lost his mother, Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash in Paris.



Despite the tragic circumstances surrounding his mother's death, the prince said his loss pales in comparison to the struggles the orphans in Brazil face.



Many of their parents have succumbed to drug addiction, murder and violence, the Telegraph reported.



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Harry said he felt particularly heartened by Acer’s work with vulnerable children.



Founded in 1993, Acer aims to give vulnerable children a second chance through its educational programs, efforts to end child labor and family counseling.



"Some of the children’s stories almost reduced me to tears," Harry said in a tribute to Brazil. "But the smiles on their faces show the positive impact their community is having on them and the success story of Acer. When I’m here, I feel like one of you."



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Gisele Bundchen Sports A Buzz Cut In New Balenciaga Ad

Gisele Bundchen Sports A Buzz Cut In New Balenciaga Ad: It's Gisele Bundchen like we've never seen her before.



The supermodel might be famous for her glorious, flowing tresses, but the 33-year-old model rocks an edgy buzz cut that we simply love in Balenciaga's latest ad campaign. Along with the cropped style, Bundchen sports thigh-high leather boots and strikes a serious power pose.



Vogue Spain notes its dramatically different from "the image of femme fatale for Emilio Pucci or of the pure nostalgia of Isabel Marant" in previous ads. The look is an entirely new one for the model, who acted as a muse for Balenciaga artistic director Alexander Wang.



“This is how I see Gisele for Balenciaga; strong, powerful, mysterious and uncompromising,” Wang told Women's Wear Daily. “This season we worked with this idea of vanity, staged in a room filled with mirrors. But the cracked mirror is a continuing thread from the marble veins and creeping ivy leaves from seasons past.”



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The campaign, shot by Steven Klein, is set to appear in magazines in September. This is not the first time Bundchen has posed for Balenciaga. The model appeared in a tomboy-inspired look for the brand's Spring 2011 ad campaign. She also returned to the runway to walk in Balenciaga's Spring 2011 show and made quite the statement in flats.



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The Stars On This Week's Best Dressed List Wore Black And White And Were Fab All Over

The Stars On This Week's Best Dressed List Wore Black And White And Were Fab All Over: Fabulous style moments were few and far between this week, however, we were able to find a handful of bright spots that deserved some acknowledgement.



High contrast looks in black and white ruled the red carpet and were spotted on Lea Michele, Dita Von Teese and our favorite style star of the week, Diane Kruger.



Check out our best-dressed picks below and let us know if you agree.



Diane Kruger in Roland Mouret

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This outfit shows how much fun you can have playing with proportions. The tiny polka dots on a crop top teamed with bigger polka dots on an extra long pencil skirt play perfectly together. And a pop of color via Kruger's yellow pumps are the finishing touch.



Lea Michele in Paule Ka

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The white paneling on the bodice and hips of this stunning gown give the illusion of a smaller waist -- not that the actress-singer needs it! And we can't get enough of her glowing skin exposed by the strapless silhouette and front slit.



Keira Knightley

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Our jaws dropped when we saw this powder blue frock on Knightley. The retro look is exactly the level of awesome we expect from the actress.



Dita Von Teese

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No one does vintage glamour quite like Dita Von Teese. This cream and black polka dot gown is definitely a reflection of her signature style, but looks far from dated or costumey.



Megan Montaner in Dolce and Gabbana

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Crop tops are everywhere and the red carpet is no exception. We love seeing these midriff-baring designs get a glamorous upgrade-- and Ms. Montaner's glitzy get-up is the perfect example.



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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Spotlight on Jennifer Lopez

Spotlight on Jennifer Lopez: Photoshoots

Jennifer Lopez is rocking the entertainment world these days!  Jennifer Lynn Muñiz, now known as J. Lo, was born in 1969, to Puerto Rican parents, in the Bronx, New York City.  J. Lo first gained attention with her role as a fly girl dancer on the Fox hit series In Living Color.  Her breakthrough acting role, was in the biopic movie Selena. Following the release of Selena, her acting career took off with several more movie offers, and she also released her first album.  She became the first actress and singer to have a movie,  The Wedding Planner, and and album,  J. Lo, make it to No.1 in the same week.  From there, she has gone on to become not just an actress and singer, but a designer, producer, and an extremely successful business woman.  She has become on of the most powerful and influential celebrities in the world. She's used her influential pop icon status to build a successful empire with clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, and a production company.  Lopez is one of the wealthiest Hispanics in the US with a net worth of approximately 300 million dollars.  She's currently a judge on the Fox hit American Idol, and just released her new album AKA.  As of 2014,  J. Lo has sold over 80 million records worldwide as of 2014. She also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her musical contribution. Her biggest success was the birth of her twins Maximilian and Emme in 2008, with former husband Marc Anthony.  J. Lo just seems to get better with age...she's turning 45 in July, and looks absolutely amazing! She is hotter than ever! Way to go Jenny from the block!
(photo by Mario Testino)

(Photo by Mario Testino for V Magazine Spring 2012)


Album Covers and Video Stills

(Video still from "On the Floor")
(Album cover of AKA J LO by Gomillion Leupold Photography )
(Outakes of Jennifer Lopez LOVE? album from Beyond Beautiful J LO)
(LOVE? Outakes from Beyond Beautiful J LO)
(Photo by Joe Pugliese)


(Photo by Joe Pugliese)
(Photo by Joe Pugliese)




Red Carpet Awards and Events
J LO at the 2014 Billboard Awards
J Lo at 2011 MET Gala

Jennifer Lopez Sparkling at American Idol 2014 Season Finale 
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More Red Carpet

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Jennifer Lopez for Gillette Venus (Because I Am Fabulous)
J Lo Grammy Red Carpet 2011 Grammys (HotCelebs)
J Lo at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet (JustJared)

Jennifer Lopez press room of 2014 Billboard Awards (JustJared)
Jennifer Lopez Red Carpet at the 2013 MET Ball (JustJared)


Jennifer Lopez Performing

Jennifer Lopez performing on Good Morning America June 2014 (HawtCelebs)
Jennifer Lopez performs on Good Morning America in NYC June 2014 (Jennifer-lopez.net)
J Lo performing at the American Airlines Arena in Miami September 2012 (MoeJackson)
J Lo's American Idol Finale Performance May 2013 (JustJared)

J Lo's performance at the 2014 Billboard Awards
Jennifer Lopez Chime for Change 2014
Street Chic J. LO

Street chic Jennifer Lopez in NewYork City May 2014  (JustJared)

J Lo in New York City for Late Show with David Letterman (JustJared)
Jennifer Lopez out in Paris for X Factor France (JustJared)
Jennifer Lopez street chic leaving her hotel in Paris, June 2015 (Stylebistro)

J Lo street style out in NewYork City June 2014 (JustJared)

J Lo street chic out in Los Angeles March 2014 (JustJared)

Magazine Covers
J Lo Glamour Magazine  December 2011 (Glamour)

J Lo Glamour Magazine  December 2011 (Glamour)
Jennifer Lopez Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jennifer's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 2014
Jennifer and Max and Emme for Gucci's  Kids Line in 2011(image Gucci)