J.Lo and her yellow pantsuit was Oprah’s special guest during her 2020 Vision tour stop at The Forum in California Saturday.
During her sit down with Oprah, Jennifer’s comments about her Oscar snub for her role as Ramona in Hustlers is worth sharing.
“I don’t need this award right here to tell me that I am enough.”
“I was sad, I was a little sad because there was a lot of buildup to it,” she shared. “There were so many articles, I got so many good notices — more than ever in my career — and there was a lot of ‘She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar, it’s going to happen, if it doesn’t you’re crazy.’ I’m reading all the articles going, ‘Oh my god, could this happen?’ And then it didn’t and I was like ‘Ouch,’ it was a little bit of a letdown. Also I felt like my whole team — most of my team has been with me for years, 20, 25 years — and I think they had a lot of hopes on that and they wanted it too, so I felt like I let everyone down a little bit.”
“I had to re-examine like ‘Why do you do this, what are you so sad about right now? You just had the most amazing year of your life — you just had the biggest opening of a movie in your career, you just walked the runway in Milan and had a fashion moment [in her iconic Versace dress], you’re doing the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks, what is it?'”
“And you want people’s validation,” she continued. “You want people to say you did a good job, and I realized, ‘No you don’t need that, you do this because you love it,” eventually realizing that “I don’t need this award right here to tell me that I am enough.”
Lil Mama is on the path to becoming a beauty mogul.
The rapper whose real name is Niatia Jessica Kirkland has launched a limited edition 3D collection of eyelashes for i-ENVY by KISS.
Available now at beauty stores, the line features four different full and fluttery lash styles that lend an instant red-carpet look.
The rapper/actress and now beauty brand ambassador was announced as the new face of the brand at the end of last year.
“I’m super excited to be collaborating with i-ENVY lashes and to be the face of the i-ENVY 3D Collection,” said Lil Mama in a recent release. “I am a huge fan of i-ENVY lashes. When I go to beauty supply stores, it is the first lash I pick up.”
Actress, singer and morning talk show host, KeKe Palmer has a new gig!
If you’ve been watching TV, you probably already know that she’s the official spokesperson for the new Olay Body skincare line.
The “Millennial Diva” had previously partnered with Olay Body last year for its New York Fashion Week campaign. She walked in her first runway show at the event.
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KeKe wrote in an Instagram post promoting her new partnership, “I used to watch these kinds of commercials on television when I was a little girl and very rarely, if ever, did I see a girl in them that looked like me. I always thought there was a special kind of beauty, or hair texture or complexion that you had to have to be considered for an actual beauty ad. Not to be melodramatic or whatever, but REPRESENTATION MATTERS. It truly does!!”
Gibson Clothing is launching it’s International Women’s Day collection at Nordstrom’s on March 5th with the help of plus size fashion blogger Thamarr, who I’ve been obsessed with for awhile now.
The collection was created with Gibson Look in collaboration with the entire group of women above in order to make pieces that cover your EVERY DAY needs! From lounge, to workwear to afternoon OOTD’s WE GOT YOU COVERED!
The Gibson Look brand started as a tribute line to it’s founder Suzie Turner’s grandmother.
Pics credit: Thamarr and Gibson Clothing Instagram.
Lane Bryant has announced via a press release that they will be rolling out new mannequins in a variety of skin tones.
The retail brand already introduced the new concept at their Columbus, OH flagship store, becoming the first major North American retailer to do so.
Through valuable customer insights in recent years, Lane Bryant understands the importance of representation and personalization. The company has embraced inclusivity since its inception in 1904.
The retail chain had worked to set a new industry standard by focusing on the diversity of the brand’s customer base by celebrating different curves, skin tones and styles, VP of Brand Marketing Strategy and Creative, Lexy Onofrio shared with Forbes. The new mannequin program was intentionally designed to reflect and celebrate the diversity of the retailer’s customer by showcasing product on forms in four skin tones.
H.E.R., who is known for wearing shades, has teamed up with DIFF eyewear, the designer eyewear brand known for it’s charitable work.
See the world through H.E.R. lens. Presenting H.E.R. x DIFF, the highly anticipated first eyewear collection by this enigmatic music icon. Own H.E.R.’s signature frames with this range, featuring 4 styles and special edition trifold case + cleaning cloth.
The singer recently spoke with Billboard about how the collaboration came about:
It was a long process getting to this point. I’ve gotten so many different offers from eyewear companies to collaborate, but a lot of those people didn’t want to give me creative control. They wanted me to be the face, yet not be involved in the design.
But sunglasses are my thing, and I knew I wanted to do it the right way. And so when we started having a conversation with DIFF and I began looking into them, I realized that I would be able to do my thing with them creatively. Plus, they’re really a charitable company, which means a lot to me. Giving back and creative freedom? It’s the best of both worlds!
The 4 styles are priced at $85.00 and can be purchased on DIFF’s website.
Mariah Carey‘s Vegas residency is coming to an end, and her go to fashion designer Michel Costello is sharing his design inspiration for the “DIVA’s” Vegas Show.
“The Butterfly Returns” at Caesars Palace has received rave reviews, with fans saying the Iconic singer sounds and looks better than ever, and slaying her wardrobe choices.
“Let’s face it, she’s got all the assets.”
The show, which opened on Valentine’s Day and closes this weekend, features five looks, all done by Costello, with the exception of an Adrienne Landau feather coat he selected for MiMi, according to WWD.
The drama begins in a black, long-sleeve, hand-beaded, appliquéd bodysuit with a sheer black chiffon skirt covered in black Swarovski crystals, a look Costello calls “all legs for days.” She then changes into a bodysuit with the Adrienne Landau ostrich feather coat, at which part Carey calls Costello on stage for a “glam moment” and he drapes the coat over her; a strapless hot pink sequined mermaid dress, Costello’s favorite, that is “totally Mariah,” and either a white or silver gown, “depending on how she’s feeling,” for a few ballads.
Romeo and Master P, who announced recently that they were working on faith based movies together, have announced a new collaboration with the NBA.
The father and son duo have teamed up with the Bleacher Report & the NBA to release a Remix Collection limited-edition apparel line. With the line the rappers, who are from New Orleans, are “remixing” their hometown NBA team, The Pelicans logo and uniform.
The new line, which also feature other rappers and their hometown team, consists of jerseys, T-shirts, hoodies, shorts, hats, and long-sleeved tees.
“Bleacher Report lives at the intersection of sports and culture,” said Ed Romaine, Bleacher Report CMO. “The NBA Remix Collection is probably the best physical representation of this mission. It fuses Hip-Hop music and basketball at the local level, with innovative designs that will drive conversation amongst a community of fans who are the new vanguard of style.”
Disney is bringing back The Proud Family and it’s original voice cast!
Disney+ on Thursday announced a revival of the beloved animated series that premiered more than 18 years go. The revival, called “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” is currently in production.
The new show will, like the original, be centered on the story of a young woman named Penny Proud and the never-dull happenings of her family — parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings and grandma Suga Mama.
Much of the original voice cast will be reprising their roles, including Kyla Pratt (Penny), Tommy Davidson (Oscar), Paula Jai Parker (Trudy), and Jo Marie Payton (Suga Mama).Karen Malina White (Dijonay), Soleil Moon Frye (Zoey) and Cedric the Entertainer (Uncle Bobby) also will return.Episodes of the original show are available for streaming on Disney+.The company did not announce a target release date for the series.
In honor of Women’s History Month starting next week, which focuses on the exemplary contributions women have made in America, Bishop T.D. JakesInternational Leadership Summit is announcing female leaders who will be joining him at the annual gathering this spring. Paula Williams Madison, Lisa Opoku and Lady Gifty Tetteh—who will all be on the courage to influence panel—as well as speakers Ivy McGregor and Hattie Hill, are all women who are leading the charge in their respective fields.
God has an international strategy for women across the globe.
The International Leadership Conference is a conference for visionaries, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, pastors and leaders from all over the world, looking to expand their personal sphere of influence and sharpen their skills.
“Female leaders bring a unique perspective and drive to the workplace,” said Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House. “Their brilliance, extreme drive to achieve and infectious enthusiasm are not to be missed. These women represent the fact that God has an international strategy for women across the globe. Combining unparalleled work ethic with a deep reservoir of faith, these women will show you how to have maximum impact in your life.”
Denzel Washington, Tyler Perry, Pastors’ Steven Furtick, Keion Henderson, Michael Todd, and John Hannah are also scheduled to speak.
Registration for the conference is open to the public and available now at ThisIsILS.org.
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