Archive for the ‘Can you believe it?’ Category
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
WWD reported that the youngest Jenner will walk the runway at New York’s Fashion Week, modeling Avril Lavigne designs! While big sister Kendall (photo, right) is usually the Jenner spotted on the runway, Kylie (photo, left) is no stranger to the modeling scene. The tween appeared in a series of ads for national retailer, Sears.
No doubt she’s talented…but Kylie’s new gig is not by chance. Avril is currently dating the Jenner’s half brother, Brody.
Monday, August 8th, 2011
What? Funding terrorism? That’s right, ABC’s Niteline reports that if you buy a “Cooch” instead of a Coach, your money could end up in the hands of gangs or even terrorists.
Knock-off sales cost the United States over $200 billion a year, and one man is determined to put a stop to it. Private investigator, Chris >>>>, is hired by luxury brands to look into possible counterfeit merchandise. Check out the story below….
It’s not just luxury clothing lines that fall victim to the counterfeiters, the prom industry is taken advantage of as well. So, buyer beware…copies are everywhere.
Monday, July 18th, 2011
Sounds like a great love story, right? According to FOX News, it is a story that may never happen. They report that Mila’s hectic work schedule could interfere with the November 18th Marine Corp Ball date.
Mila famously said “yes” to a YouTube video invite from Sgt. Scott Moore when asked about it on Fox411 last weekend. Mila and Friends With Benefits co-star Justin Timberlake were promoting the new movie when Mila was questioned about the strange proposal. Without even seeing the YouTube video, and without checking her work schedule, she said yes! After some coaxing from Timberlake, of course. Now, reports that Mila might not make it are drawing “Awwws” from all who have heard of this story. Check out the marine’s YouTube proposal!
Side note: CB’s Limited has offered to give Mila a gown for the ball! We are awaiting a response from her manager! We’ll keep you posted!
Monday, June 27th, 2011
The 2011 BET Awards were a smash with performances from Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce (abroad). The songstress disappointed some fans with her skyped video from England, where she was performing at the Glastonbury festival. She still rocked the stage though and had bloggers and tweeters alike labeling her “the greatest performer of our time.”
Other notables from the night…the first ever “tie” on the BET Awards was given to the Smith kids. Jaden and Willow shared the trophy in the Youngstars category.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
A shirtless Chris Brown stormed off the set of ABC’s Good Morning America after an interview with Robin Roberts. Apparently the topic of Rihanna is still a touchy one for the singer.
Roberts inquired of the 2009 incident and this was Brown’s reply:
“It’s not really a big deal to me now, as far as that situation. I think I’m past that in my life. Today’s the album day, so that’s what I’m focused on.”
When pressed again, Brown seemed aggravated and responded:
“This album is what I want people to hear and people to really get into, so definitely this album is what I want them to talk about and not stuff that happened two years ago.”
Sources say Brown returned to his dressing room after he performed a song and proceeded to throw things. Security was called and Brown then ripped his shirt off and left the studio, steaming. He was slated to perform two songs on GMA, but after he threw his HULK-like fit, the second performance did not take place.
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Can you imagine a keg instead of a water cooler at your workplace? Shot glasses instead of coffee mugs? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (another awesome holiday that gives us an excuse to consume alcohol), I bring up an article first reported by NBC. It seems that the new workplace trend is to work while tipsy.
The start-up company Yelp, headquarted in San Franciso, is equipped with a keg refrigerator and supplies its employees with an endless supply of beer, reports Bloomberg’s Businessweek. But there is a stipulation…each employee must sign in using an IPAD app. It records each ounce they consume. Who would have thought there’s an app for THAT!
“If you’re at the top of the leader board consistently, I don’t know if that’s a place that you’d want to be,” said Eric Singley, director of Yelp consumer and mobile products. “Luckily, that hasn’t really even been an issue.”
Share this with your boss, no need to thank me.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Teen heartthrobs Selena Gomez and Justin Beiber walked the red carpet looking like prom king and queen on Oscar night. The new Hollywood couple made their debut on Sunday, not to the surprise of anyone. There have been rampant rumors and countless snapshots proving the fact, but it’s official. The two held hands and kissed for the cameras.
Selena’s red-hot Dolce & Gabbana gown stunned the crowd while Beiber’s matching hanky was the perfect compliment.
Monday, February 14th, 2011
The collaborative performance of Justin Beiber, Jayden Smith and Usher was nothing but brilliant…fun to watch and so reminiscent of Michael Jackson. Usher has made no bones about the fact that his musical prowess is derived from the prince of pop and last night’s performance certainly attested to that.
The set began with a throw-back to 2007, a video of Beiber singing for Usher for the very first time. Then young Beiber plays solo on the guitar, singing his hit “Baby”, which leads into the intense dance-a-thon between himself and Jayden Smith. The two busted moves to Beiber’s latest hit, “Never Say Never”, while proud parents Will and Jada sing, dance and cheer in their seats. Finally comes the entrance of Usher, who delivers an exhilarating performance to his hit, “O.M.G.”
The shocker for me came about half-way through Usher’s performance, when he either slung his sunglasses (on purpose) or lost them (accidentally). Usher never performs without those sunglasses, he even delivered a eulogy at Michael Jackson’s memorial service wearing sunglasses. Even Beiber performs with Usher wearing sunglasses…but the superstar’s shades remain absent. I am gonna call it a wardrobe malfunction.
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
An article appeared in People Magazine recently that focused on the princess-to-be, Kate Middleton. The article is titled, Kate Middleton Recycles From Her Own Closet. Read it and share in my dismay…
Whether it’s for her own official engagement pictures or just another social event in her busy schedule, Kate Middleton doesn’t have to look far when it comes to finding the perfect outfit–she simply recycles something from her oh-so-chic closet, adds some new accessories and voila…a new princess-to-be look is born. It’s a very royal trend (Princess Diana was known to mix and match old and new pieces and Princess Anne is quite famous for her frugal approach to fashion), so it’s entirely fitting that Middleton, who will marry into the British royal family in just a few months, should adopt the recession-friendly trend herself. And we have to say, the 29-year-old does it very well. Accompanying her fiancé, Prince William, to a friend’s wedding in the UK on Saturday, she recycled one of her much-loved ISSA black dresses (from the label’s Spring/Summer 2007 collection no less), which she had previously worn to Prince William’s cousin, Peter Phillips’ wedding in 2008. Worn underneath a current season velvet dress coat from independent London label Libélula, the outfit was topped off with a structural feathered beret and a glowing smile. A smart choice, in more ways than one. –Monique Jessen
Did you get that? Celebrities and royalty are not suppose to wear the same piece of clothing twice. People calls it “recycling”, the same thing you and I do regularly…pairing a tank with a blazer and then wearing that same tank a week later under a sweater.The article “calls her out”, so to speak, for wearing a particular ISSA black dress to two different weddings. Oh, for shame!
People goes on to say that past princesses have committed similar crimes. Princess Diana was known for mixing and matching old and new pieces (It’s called a wardrobe…right?) while Princess Anne is apparently famous for her frugal approach to fashion (She repeated an outfit three or four times no doubt).
Although the article praises Middleton for her smarts during a time of recession, I find it ridiculous to even view this “frugal behavior” as extraordinary. I am sure that there are multi-millionaires that may never have to wear the same outfit more than once, and I envy them, really. But what sense does it make to fall in love with a piece of clothing in a store or on the runway and then buy it, only to wear it once?
I guess if recycling is not a typical practice among the rich and famous then I relish the fact that I have something in common with the stunning princess bride-to-be, we recycle!