Archive for the ‘News’ 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.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Premiering April 29th, Disney’s Prom promises a good time for the whole family. Aimee Teegarden (of Friday Night Lights fame) stars in this comedic portrayal of teens in the peak of high school excitement…the prom.
Movie Insider gives this run-down on the film:
Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; Prom portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De’Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events.
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.
Thursday, February 10th, 2011
It’s a sad day for teens and alcoholics alike. The South Carolina House of Representatives is one vote away from banning alcohol-laced energy drinks like Joose and Four Loko (often referred to as blackout in a can).
On Wednesday, the House voted 102-13 to outlaw such drinks and only a final routine vote is required before the bill heads to the Senate.
Republican state Rep. Thad Viers of Myrtle Beach said, “the beverages are dangerous because people are more likely get drunk but feel sober enough to drive while using them.”
South Carolina joins a short list of states that lead the uprising against the sale of these beverages. Washington, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and most recently, New York have all banned the sale of Four Loko and similar products. So where is the federal government on this matter? The Obama administration remains silent, forcing states to take action. Which, I guess is good news for Four Loko fans, the upper and downer, all in one can, is just a state line away.
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Faviana showcased the hottest red carpet looks from Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards with “inspired by” gowns on the Today’s Show. Once again the world-renowned evening gown designer has brought the red carpet to reality with gowns that replicate that of Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria, Megan Fox and Natalie Portman.
This modern, classic, cap-sleeve gown is modeled after the Zac Posen number Eva Longoria walked the red carpet in!
Country crooner Carrie Underwood’s Badgley Mischka gown is replicated flawlessly by Faviana! The gold and shimmer sequins paired with this trumpet silhouette is a winner for all occasions!
MEGA FOX, Megan Fox was gorgeous last Sunday; and now you can steal her look! Faviana has designed the perfect clone for her Giorgio Armani gown.
Natalie Portman dazzled in a Viktor & Rolf design. Though the super star is preggers, you too can sport this satin gown minus the baby bump!
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!