In a video released this Thursday, Beyoncé, using a very familiar intonation, introduced us to her Fall 2016 Ivy Park collection. The rapid succession of cuts between images of the pop icon performing, pushing herself at the gym, hanging with Blue and Jay, poppin’ champagne (Ace of Spades, no doubt) and, of course, posing in her athleisure brand mirrors the style of a Lemonade interlude. Her voice follows the same rhythm it did whilst reciting Warsan Shire’s powerful poetry. Even in the abbreviated, 79-second segment, the themes of female strength and familial bonds hold strong. The result is a video that’s equal parts inspiring, artistic and marketing gold.
Today, when you’re grinding at the gym, fire up YouTube and let Beyoncé’s million-dollar vocal chords spur you on to new feats of athleticism. We plan on playing “I teach my body every day that I can go a little further. I know my body can learn how to bend and not break. I know what it’s capable of. I’ve seen it perform miracles” in a loop as infinite as our treadmill routine. Also, we’re definitely shelling out for the one-shoulder bodysuit in which Bey slays the opening shot. (more…)
When Kylie Jenner’s latest Lip Kit inevitably sells out before we’ve even realized it’s gone live, it’ll be pride, not grief that strikes our hearts. On October 3, also known as World Smile Day, Kylie’s newest shade, Smile, will hit KylieCosmetics.com (at 11 a.m. PST). All proceeds from the sales of the pale pink lipstick will benefit Smile Train, a charitable organization that “provides 100 percent-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 85+ developing countries” using a sustainable model that “empowers local doctors to provide cleft care in their own communities.”
Yesterday, Jenner took to Twitter to share the news. (more…)
We’re so used to seeing Gigi Hadid giving us some serious supermodel vibes on Harper’s Bazaar or stripping off for the likes of Vogue Paris that we almost didn’t recognize her on the cover of WSJ‘s latest — and leave it up to WSJ to deliver us a sublime and original cover. Captured by photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Gigi shows off her versatility in the bewitching black and white cover image, wearing a black Brandon Maxwell outfit, styled by George Cortina.
Amazingly, our forum members shared mixed views toward the cover. “Beautiful! Great background, light and styling,” Oxymore approved from the moment the cover surfaced.
ELLE Brazil doesn’t play when it comes to featuring supermodels on its covers. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dominated the September edition, Karlie Kloss is a regular, and we still remember vividly Bella Hadid‘s knock-out of a cover back in January. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to see Brazilian ELLE embrace Jourdan Dunn as its latest cover girl, who gives us major Donna Summer vibes on the October 2016 issue. Photographed by Mark Abrahams, the British beauty works an outfit from Louis Vuitton — and we just love it.
“Donna Summer realness!” exclaimed a delighted SpeakThatDDunn, kindly posting the cover for us to fuss over.
Your zits deserve an apology for all those times you cursed their existence. According to new research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, people who suffer from acne are actually genetically #blessed. Apparently, those annoying, persistent blemishes indicate that you probably have long telomeres in your white blood cells.
What, you ask, is a telomere? Telomeres are a protective component of DNA strands. The length of a cell’s telomeres can determine its lifespan. As we grow older, our telomeres deteriorate, shorten and become less effective at safeguarding our cells against aging. Thus, the longer your telomeres, the slower your overall aging process. (Research also suggests that long telomeres may help protect against cancer, so that’s something.)
In the study, scientists at King’s College examined the length of white blood cell telomeres in 1,205 twins, a quarter of whom had struggled with acne. They discovered that those who’d been plagued by zits in the past were more likely to house genes with longer telomeres. So, while high school may not have been so kind to them, 20 or 30 years down the road, they’ll get their comeuppance in the form of fewer wrinkles and younger-looking skin. (more…)
Two Brazilian bombshells on the cover of a Brazilian fashion title sounds like a match made in heaven, but Isabeli Fontana and Alessandra Ambrosio prove it to be a recipe for disaster on Vogue Brazil’s newly-unveiled October 2016 issue. The duo pose up a storm, full of smiles and laughter as they play around before the lens of photographer Mariano Vivanco. The cover, unfortunately, failed to excite our forum members, especially after a set of breathtaking covers featuring Caroline Trentini last month.
Members of our forums weren’t afraid to voice their disappointment. “I guess last month was just a fluke, back to the corny mess it is,” disapproved Marc10, the moment the cover dropped.
“There are two of them? Looks to me like it’s a double take of Alessandra. Anyway, this is not a cover image at all, it looks edited in haste. And I loathe what they’re wearing,” slated an unforgiving Benn98. (more…)