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Back To School Looks

I need of some unique looks for your back-to-school look?  I’ve found some ADORABLE things online recently that I just had to share!

  1. This Elephant Backpack – http://www.landofnod.com – Only $29.00!

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2. This Black Fringe Coldshoulder Tee – Find it at http://www.loveculture.com – Only $19.95!

If you’re looking for something different and trendy, try fringe!  I love this piece because you can never go wrong with a coldshoulder shirt.  Plus, it’s super lightweight so it won’t be too hot for this muggy August weather!

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3. Look ultra slimming in high-waisted pants, shorts, and skirts!

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4. They’re lowering the heels for us, ladies!  All over the runways they had these loafer-type heels.  They’re lower, more comfortable, and have a bigger heel so we aren’t QUITE as wobbly.

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I’ll keep my eye out for more trendy looks to make you stand out, while being up-to-date on everything chic!

Billboard Awards 2015 Highlights: Who Slayed– While Others Shamed?

So the Billboard Awards showed its face to millions of television screens on May 17, 2015 of last week. First, what are the #BBMA’s?bbma

Simply a musical honor granted by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart which covers the music business.

Countless celebrities were at this event–showing their fashion successes or mishaps, performing, presenting…or just sitting in the crowd.

Whatever the case, it was very evident which celebs #slayed–while others #shamed.

Let’s begin with our review of the BBMA’s biggest highlights and letdowns.

Taylor brings home SEVEN awards at this year’s BBMA’s!

Taylor Swift #slays with her Bad Blood music video premiere at the beginning of the show–while also taking home seven awards. Yes, SEVEN awards. But should this really be too surprising? We all know when Taylor shows up, the competition is blown away.

Chrissy Teign and Ludacris hosting the BBMA’s May 17, 2017

Of course, there can be no award show without a host–right? Well, most would say yes, however; when the person selected goes overboard…one is left to wonder if no one else was available for the job.

Co-host Ludacris shared a similar expression with the audience since many were unamused by the “comedic” tactics of Chrissy Teigen that evening.  Chrissy #shamed by reminding the audience numerous times that her husband is indeed, John Legend, and she deserved to be onstage for “banging a musician.” *Insert awkward applaud here*

Let’s brighten the mood with some more #slays, shall we?

Nick Jonas–need we say more? Nick Jonas has been killing the game with his uprising success as a solo artist this year and we offer our full support, go Nick! Sorry, regaining focus. Vice City, bright lights and neon colors met the BBMA stage when Nick Jonas performed his hit single “Jealous.” He rocked the stage with the upbeat song and #slayed with his falsetto notes–thank you, Nick, thank you.

Check out the performance for yourself!

Speaking of performances…is lip-syncing still in style? If so, Iggy and Britney Spears are bringing it back! Just kidding–lip-syncing should never be brought back. These two #shamed when lip-syncing the entire performance of Britney’s new single “Pretty Girls.” At least this ruled out any room for vocal mistakes–right?

One Direction brought the #slay back when shouting out their “brother Zayn,” during their acceptance speech for one of their wins–as a foursome. So sweet, right? Some will agree to disagree–but Liam’s efforts were certainly noted.

Liam mentions “our brother, Zayn” during speech.

You thought we were going to end this with another #shame right? No, no. We will wrap this up with two more #slays of that evening–YouTube rising star, Tori Kelly’s performance of “Ain’t Nobody Love” and Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth’s emotional performance of “See You Again.”

No words could describe both of these performances, but we will try our best. Be sure to view these performances for yourself below!

Tori Kelly boldly, yet excellently, performed her single acoustic with her guitar–and KILLED it. She definitely showed the BBMA’s how hard she worked to get where she is, with raw talent.

Ludacris and Tyrese paid their respects to Paul Walker, as they introduce the performance of  “See You Again.” Charlie Puth, who was also discovered from YouTube, played the piano alongside Wiz Khalifa during this heart-warming performance.

Until the next awards, we have enjoyed reviewing the #slays and #shames of that evening.

What did you think of the Billboard Music Awards? Leave your comments below!

-Kenya Parks

Rihanna: ‘Bad Gal’ to History Maker

Rihanna has always been known to make a statement in whatever she does whether it involves her music, her fashion, or even her relationships. We all know “Bad Gal Riri,” but the pop princess is making headlines with all of her new noteworthy endeavors.

rs_634x1024-140508073321-634.Rihanna-Pink-Satin-Dress-Dior.jl.050814The singer is now the first black woman to become the new face of the fashion line Dior. In her recent interview with MTV, she stated, “It feels fantastic, it is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color.”

Not only is she making noise in the fashion world, but she is also breaking barriers in Hollywood. With her role as GratuityComic-Con Watch-Home “Tip” Tucci in the new animated film entitled “Home,” she has become the first black lead in a 3-D animated film for DreamWorks Animation. Rihanna’s new feature will debut in theaters today.

Rih is making her fans wait for her latest project, but now we know why. She has been too busy leaving her mark in history! In the meantime, check out her new single, “B***h Better Have My Money.”

-Michaela C., Associate Editor

Winter Nail Trend

Looking for something new to do with your nails? Try a new shape. Almond shaped nails are what’s in now. Celebrities as beautiful as Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and even Kim Kardashian are rocking this trend.

To spice it up, or get into the winter spirit, try telling your nail technician to tap  into their Christmas spirit and inner sparkle. Try to design Christmas trees, sparkles, ornaments, stars, and even ginger bread men.

I recently got this shape, and I love them. They are just a very natural version of the stiletto nail shape. I find these to be my favorite so far. So give them a try, and let me know what you think. 🙂

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Fashion Trend Alert : OVERALLS

One of the hottest fashion trends of late summer and early fall has been the return of overalls. Overalls were originally made for farmers and mechanics. In the early 80’s girls began wearing them as a fashion statement. They’re extremely easy to pair with anything! In the 90’s they began cropping the original overalls to the shorts. This style however didn’t really catch on and the trend faded out.

As many old trends this one came back in the summer. It was an easy look or just about anything. You could dress it up with a pair of heels or dress it down. Many celebrities have followed this trend as seen here in this picture of Rhianna.

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This is personally one of my favorite trends just because of how easy and laid back it is. It is very versatile and can also look very grunge with the right pieces. tough-girl-fall-fashion-lehappy

 

 

The cropped version of these, although not popular back then, have been seen numerous times by different celebrities. This look was very popular this summer, typically with a crop top underneath.

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This has also easily transitioned into fall and can be worn even with a blazer as shown here.

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Typically this style can be worn by anyone. They’re also a great alternative to the normal denim look. Overalls can usually be found almost anywhere. My favorite stores are probably h&m and also forever 21.

 

“Graceful. Elegant. Modest.” — NYC Fashion Show Plans to Raise Funds to End Lupus

 

Hat PicUniting fashion and philanthropy, Sana Hashmat Couture will unveil maximum exclusivity at its Fashion Show Charity Benefit to End Lupus on August 16, 2014 in New York City. The fashion show will serve to educate, enlighten and strive to solve the cruel mystery of Lupus in a fashion-forward manner.

Sana Hashmat Couture will be releasing its exclusively produced soundtrack “Belong,” showcasing its niche women’s collection, and evoking extraordinary themes true to its philosophy. Crafted with exceptional workmanship, impeccable quality, and elegant beauty, in an array of rich fabrics and captivating accessories, its wide spectrum of versatile collections will naturally speak for themselves. Depicting its mantra that all women are beautiful “GEMs from A.M. to P.M.“, a diverse group of healthy models from varied nationalities and body sizes will illuminate the runway with their natural beauty.

Be sure to support Sana Hashmat Couture in its efforts to unleash a grand line of fashion while providing a way to advocate finding a cure for Lupus.

For tickets, please visit skyevent.eventbrite.com.

SHC