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Gospel Singer Jekalyn Carr’s J. Bolin Line Launches Friday!

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It was only a matter of time…

Award winning Gospel singer Jekalyn Carr’s J. Bolin line is launching this Friday, July 30th.

JeKalyn Carr's J.Bolin line

After slaying every look designed by J.Bolin for the Stellar Awards, Jekalyn is now this week’s face of the celebrity stylist collection.

“I’m honored to be this week’s face of #shopjbolin. More looks are coming your way,” the Gospel singer wrote on Instagram showing off some of the pieces that will be available.

It looks like fans will be able to shop pieces from her Stellar Awards look and some fun new pieces as well.

J. Bolin is a Mississippi native, who’s styled some of our favorite celebs including Tamia, Pat Smith, Erica Campbell, and Sarah Jakes Roberts to name a few.

I have to add that J and his team gifted Jekalyn with a pair of red Louboutins’ that are FIRE!!!! during the shoot.

You can shop the collection HERE.

Justin Bieber and Balenciaga Team Up For New Ad Campaign

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Justin Bieber and Balenciaga are bringing the heat with their new ad campaign.

Dressed in all black and carrying the brand’s signature matte-black City tote, the Peaches singer was announced as the new face of the luxury brand.

Justin Bieber and Balenciaga
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Shot by photographer and filmmaker Katy Grannan in an empty L.A. parking garage, the campaign shows Bieber decked out in an outfit that screams Balenciaga.

The campaign also includes French actress Isabelle Huppert, Awar Adhiero Odhiang, Anania Orgeas, Isabelle Weldon Herouard, Minttu Vesala, Litay Marcus, Angel aka Emmanuel Culkin Mugisha, Abdou Diop, Taishi Suzuki, Hans Schmidt, and Eliza Douglas.

Gospel Music Superstar JeKalyn Carr Stellar Awards 2021 Style

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JeKalyn Carr Stellar Awards style was one for the books!

JeKalyn Carr

The award winning Gospel singer slayed everyone of her looks for the taping of the 36th annual Stellar Awards.

On hosting duties alongside singer/songwriter and Pastor Tye Tribbett, Carr attended the awards show with her pro football player boo Jawaan Taylor.

JeKalyn Carr

From her blue carpet look to her hosting duties, the Gospel singer didn’t disappoint. All of her pieces were designed by celebrity stylist J Bolin and tailored specifically for her by AnRFashions.

She chose the silver sequin one piece as her performance outfit and to close out the show.

Outside of slaying every look, JeKalyn won Traditional Album of the Year for “Changing Your Story.” You Go Girl!

Catch the 2021 Stellar Awards when they air Sunday, August 1st at 8P EST/PST 7P CST on BET.

Jennifer Hudson Talks Aretha Franklin In The August Issue Of Instyle

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Jennifer Hudson has started the media blitz for the RESPECT movie where she stars as the late Aretha Franklin.

Jennifer Hudson

For the August Issue of Instyle, J-Hud shared her experience sitting down with the Queen of Soul to discuss the highly anticipated film.

“I remember when we first sat down, ooh, I was terrified to be at the table,” Hudson says, laughing, reminiscing about her initial conversations with Franklin. “Aretha said, ‘What? Are you shy or something?’ I said, ‘Well, I am talking to the Queen of Soul!'”

Listen to J-Hud belt out “Talk About A Child” for the publication… The girl can just flat foot sing! ( I said that in my best CL Franklin voice).

The Respect movie hits theaters August 13th.

Instyle Cover Credit:

Photographer: @chriseanrose
Byline: @shamirathefirst
Style: @luxurylaw
Hair: @kiyahwright1
Makeup: @adamburrell
Manicure: Rocky Nguyen
Set Design: @danieljhorowitz
Photo Director: @lucyspiderfox
Creative Director: @rinajstone

H&M Presents Buy From A Black Woman Tour

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H&M Buy From a Black Woman tour is all about highlighting Black women business owners.

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The tour is a series of pop-up shopping events across 15 U.S. cities. Events in Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles will be hosted in H&M stores. During the events customers can meet and shop from local vendors.  Many of those featured support additional causes, standing true to the organizations motto, “When you support a Black Woman Business Owner, you support a whole community.”

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 Buy From a Black Woman is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by Nikki Porcher.

buy from a black woman tour

Yara Shahidi Named Dior New Brand Ambassador

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Dior has named Yara Shahidi as the new face of it’s women’s fashion and cosmetics lines.

Yara Shahidi

The actress, who is styled by Jason Bolden never misses when she hits the red carpet…virtually or in person.

Shahidi previously worked with Dior for International Women’s Day on the design house’s Dior Stands With Women campaign. For the initiative, Shahidi appeared in portraits and videos talking about her personal journey with activism.

“I think there are many times that women — and it’s only exacerbated if you are a woman of color — tow the line between being viewed as assertive and driven or aggressive. And it is important and requires constant conversation even for me to know that my being assertive, my being driven and my being committed is not something to ever be ashamed of.”

Source:WWD