Month: August 2015

Best Dressed at 2015 VMA’s

Anything goes at the VMA‘s. That much is evident considering who the night’s host was. No, I’m not going to list all of Miley Cyrus‘s outrageous outfits. That is an entirely different post requiring far more stamina than I have on this Sunday evening. Instead, I’ll keep it simple and list all the outfits which I truly loved. Although, to be fair, Miley’s wardrobe did provoke an abundance of interest. Who could forget that, er, slight wardrobe malfunction? Yeah, we thought so. So, without further delay, let’s get to the good stuff. If you didn’t see your favorite look below, feel free to comment and let me know!

Miley Cyrus Introduces Us to Pansexuality

Pansexual: |Pan-sec-shoo-all| Adjective Definition: Pansexuals have the capability of attraction to others regardless of their gender identity or biological sex. A pansexual could be open to someone who is male, female, transgender, intersex, or agendered/genderqueer. There are so many images which come to mind when one thinks of Miley Cyrus. Hannah Montana and foam fingers are just among the many. It’s no secret that the former Disney starlet is desperate to break free from her once good girl image. One only needs to Youtube Miley Cyrus 2013 VMA’s to figure that one out. But just in case you were wondering about her sexual orientation, because you know it’s been on our minds forever, the mystery is now over. In a recent interview with ELLE UK Magazine, Miley explained that she is neither heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.  Instead, Miley told the fashion magazine that she refers to herself as pansexual. But what exactly does that really mean? Being the curious individual that I am, I decided to do a little research, in order to identify just what exactly it means to be pansexual. …

Sephora Launches New Beauty Discovery Program.

Stepping into your local Sephora is slightly similar to stepping into your local frozen yogurt joint. You’re introduced to an array of flavors and toppings, which you’re tempted to sample all at once. At least, that’s my experience when I walk into PinkBerry. But wouldn’t it be convenient if that exact sampling process mirrored the way we purchase beauty products? Thanks to the clever folks over at Sephora, it seems that’s exactly what’s about to happen; minus the FroYo. Beauty boxes aren’t exactly a novelty in this day and age. What success from Birchbox and Julep, beauty boxes seem to be spouting up everywhere. While it was announced earlier this month that Sephora would be launching their own set of beauty boxes. It makes sense considering Sephora is the leading retail branch for beauty. And as if that news wasn’t enough to make beauty fanatics hyperventilate, Sephora also announced they would be launching a section to highlight certain  innovating beauty brands. The section will showcase around 50 niche beauty brands, including brands such as Viseart, Tatcha, Nest, Sunday Riley Skincare, Skin …

Lily-Rose Depp Announces Her “Sexual Fluidity” in Instagram Post

Some might think celebrity children have it easy. But famous or not, being a teenager is tough. What with studying for exams, identity crisis, relationships, and choosing which college to apply to, being a teenager in the twenty-first century has proven to be challenging. Gone are the idealistic images of 1950’s, where every situation could be solved with an ice-cream cone or an episode of Leave It To Beaver. When you factor in struggling with your sexuality, the complications of being teenager only escalate. Especially when you have to fight that battle within the public eye. But one individual, whose parents are no strangers to the public eye, is joining the ongoing battle to banish sexuality labels. I speak of course, of Lily-Rose Depp. Daughter of Johnny Depp? Captain Sparrow? Ringing any bells here? Anyways, the incredibly wise, and brave, 16-year-old, took to Instagram on Monday afternoon, and posted a heartfelt picture for photographer iO Tillett Wright‘s Self Evident Project. For those who aren’t as familiar with the site, it “exists to spread awareness and understanding about a broader spectrum of human sexuality.” …

Affordable Cruelty Free Beauty Products

Some of my favorite beauty products include ELF Cosmetics, NYX Cosmetics, Wet N Wild, and Yes to Carrots. It’s safe to say they’re have become a staples in my life. Not only are these products affordable, they’re also free from animal testing. I love animals! You’d have to be inhumane to not. Now that I have that out of my system here is why this article is super important. Consumers do not take the time to investigate the products they’re purchasing, as well as the companies that they’re purchasing from. Especially when you’re shopping at a major retailer. However, I am here to tell you that not all your beauty items can be found in the “animal friendly” aisle. Many cosmetic companies claim to be cruelty free, however, when it comes to money; many just slide right by and use a certain way and get around those much asked questions. Companies such as Victoria’s Secret and CoverGirl do not test in the USA, however, these companies have signed agreements with other countries that require animal testing when producing or selling these products. Therefore, they are not cruelty …

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Become Flirty in Trailer For “Carol”

Over the years, Hollywood has become more flexible when it comes to portraying same sex relationships onscreen. Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Better Than Chocolate, My Own Private Idaho, Blue is the Warmest Color; the list goes on. New to the list is the much anticipated film, Carol, which stars Academy Award winner, Cate Blanchett, and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara. The film tells the story of Therese, (Mara), a young Manhattan store clerk who falls in love with an older married woman name Carol (Blanchett). For those who aren’t familiar, the film is based on Patricia Highsmith‘s scandalous 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. If the trailer below is anything to go by, we can expect stellar performances, a stylish wardrobe, and a retro soundtrack. The film will be released sometime in November, just in time for award season. Is that another Oscar nomination we hear for Blanchett and Mara?

Top Must-Haves For Fall

Fall is almost here and that means major fashion trends.  While scarves and pumpkin flavor everything are essentials to any fashionista,  it’s the fashion trends which us gals truly pay attention to once the leaves have left their trees. With that being said, we thought we’d list a few of our favorites which we are completely obsessed with. Maybe it’s just me, but I believe in minimal pieces during the fall.  Nothing too layered or anything that holds me back from trying to outrun the cold. Poncho, Dolce & Gabbana $3,675 The poncho is such a statement in itself. However, the trend can be somewhat tricky to pull off without resembling Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars. No need to fret, simply pair the look with some knee-high boots, black leggings, a structured bag, and a long sleeve shirt. I love this fringed version from Dolce & Gabbana because it’s so incredibly luxurious and stylish. Ankle Boots, Acne Studios $560 Comfotable and fashionable! These have always been an essential in my fall wardrobe. I especially love this burgundy pair, from Acne Studios, because …