Chrissy Teigen could’ve kept her thigh cellulite to herself, but instead she flaunted it all over Snapchat last night – just one of the many reasons we f*ck with her.
Baby Luna’s mom isn’t your typical celebrity. In fact, she’s more like us than she is like them (in a supermodel kind of way, or whatever). Chrissy isn’t heavily retouched or Photoshopped, she’s not picture perfect at all times, and she can’t wait for Donald Trump to fall flat on his face. And we don’t know another model who is as unapologetic about being a #foodie and eating whatever the hell she wants. At this time, we’d like to submit Exhibit A:
After HOT 97 “jokingly” reported that Drake was ready to battle Eminem a few weeks back, the “Six God” brought out Em during his “Summer Sixteen” tour stop in Detroit.
While rumors of Drake wanting to “take out” Eminem caused a social media firestorm, Drake put all the chaos to rest and declared Eminem the “greatest of all time.” On Instagram, Drizzy wrote, “SHARED THE STAGE WITH THE GOAT FOR DETROIT. DONE THE HYPE.”
The superstar mom’s most recent vacation photos show her hitting the jet skis like only she could. Gliding through the ocean in a full-length jumpsuit and elaborately tied hair wrap, it was clear as day she was being photographed, but Bey couldn’t be bothered as she pulled off a couple of tricks and sharp turns.
Halle Berry has always shied away from social media, but after saying “no” for so many years, she finally said “yes” to Instagram.
Last month, Halle introduced herself to Instagram when she posted a photo posing in the woods. While the 49-year-old may be apprehensive about stepping into the world of social media, she also expressed her excitement:
“Today is a very exciting day for me… I’m looking forward to sharing our world through images that reflect my emotions and perceptions. I am in awe of photography and its ability to capture and reflect this extraordinary world that we live in. I’m excited to share with you my love of nature, the arts, fashion and much more in the hopes that the images will inspire, promote conversation and bring you joy,” she wrote.
Halle’s message is inspiring and all, but what she didn’t tell us is that she was planning on snatching our wigs – one post at a time. From being topless in a jungle to being pantless on a stoop, Halle’s flawlessness is simply out of this world.
If you don’t believe us, check Halle’s Instagram out for yourself below.
The Kardashians touched down in Miami and for a second, time stopped.
Accompanied by best friends Larsa Pippen, Larsa’s daughter, and Jonathan Cheban, Kanye West, Kim, and Kourt took the city like only they can, hand in hand with their baby girls.
Needless to say, the sunny occasion was super cute, especially when Nori hit the beach with her bestie Sophia Pippen. Penelope was her usual confident self in a pair of dope sunnies. ‘Ye was in an especially happy mood. Miami’ll do that to you.
After lunch with the parentals, North and Sophia made their way to one of the greatest beaches of all time and caught a tan with the nanny.
North wore a stylish one-piece suit to splash around in, alongside Sophia, who rocked a bright halter top two-piece. Accented by flash tattoos and messy buns, it was the perfect BFF trip to the beach.
North really loved the water and took full advantage of her play time.
Things got a little sandy but we’re sure it was totally worth it – just look at that smile.
DJ Khaled is definitely the face of Snapchat and social media success everywhere.
The Miami-bred DJ/Producer has come a long way since his days as a radio host and DJ for Terror Squad. Now you can catch Khaled (who used to go by the name Arab Attack, but changed it after 9/11) on every television show from Ellen to Kimmel.
It’s been a little over two months since Kim Kardashian gave birth to her miracle child, Saint West, but we haven’t yet seen a photo of Kanye‘s mini-me.
Kim has said many times that we just “don’t even know” how cute their little guy is, continuously teasing the day she and her hubby finally decide to show him off to the world.
Alas, that day has arrived.
Saint West is everything we knew he would be – after all, he is the product of Kim K. and the one and only Yeezus. Looking like the spitting image of his parents, the newborn peers into the camera like he’s done this a thousand times before – and with Kim as his mom and North for a big sister, most likely he has.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star went through a really rough time trying to get pregnant a second time around, but we can already tell Saint West was worth it.
Check him out in the photo above. This is totally love at first sight.
The legendary actor allegedly called his TriBeCa neighbor “rude” and simply wanted a response from him regarding a song for the TriBeCa Film Festival. Both Jay Z and Beyonce tried to smooth things over with Robert, but TheGodfather II actor was far too annoyed to accept any apologies.
Fast forward a few years and it appears Jay and Rob are back to being good neighbors. The two men were spotted laughing and drinking at the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani’s downtown.
Jay Z was also pictured with Robert’s wife Grace Hightower, Uma Thurman, Harvey Weinstein, and Nascar legend Jeff Gordon.
As All-Star Weekend quickly approaches, Drake is placing Views From The 6 billboards all around Toronto. Photographer Re.Mark posted a beautiful picture of the ad from a high-rise building in Toronto, but according to other folks on social media, there are more Views From The 6 photos randomly placed around “The Six.”
Diversity is trending. Within the fashion industry, participants constantly mirror each other, creating more sameness than uniqueness in an industry that calls itself creative. However, in more recent years, there’s been a positive societal shift in not only the presence, but also the celebration of idiosyncratic beauty.
Today, CNN has a beautiful feature on Chantelle Brown-Young, professionally known as Winnie Harlow. The 21-year old never dreamed of having this occupation. Growing up she was intensely bullied for her appearance, so much, that she was forced into home schooling. The beautiful Harlow has vitiligo, an incurable, autoimmune disorder causing hyperpigmentation of the skin. The results are white spots that decorate her brown skin. Rising from the persecution of her looks, with over one million Instagram followers, and several fashion campaigns under her belt, she serves as not only an “it” girl, but also an inspiration to many.
However, not all admiration was viewed positively. Fans and followers began to imitate her look, creating extreme controversy and anger within the black community.
Winnie responded, encouraging her fans, followers, and even the black community to view these creative expressions as love and admiration vs hate.
“Why do we have to make it a hate crime?” she said. “In a time when so much negative is happening, please don’t accuse those who are showing love and appreciation, of being hateful. It is very clear to me when someone is showing love, and I appreciate these people recreating, loving and broadcasting something to the world that once upon a time I cried myself to sleep over.”
Talented models like Shaun Ross, who is the first albino supermodel, and Diandra Forrest, represent albinism on the runway and in editorials. Albinism is an inherited disorder that is characterized as such when the skin produces little or no pigmentation. There is no ‘cure’ for albinism and these models are living illustrations that no cure is needed.
The impact of seeing images of people with a similar likeness of you is powerful and necessary. It helps to people to identify, thus facilitating in building self-love and a healthy self-image. The mind can be warped into thinking that something is ‘wrong’ vs. embracing your uniqueness when one feels they are not observed in every day images. The media, large corporations, and fashion houses play massive roles what we see and how we see it. As consumers, it’s necessary to realize that we have the power to request change and demand inclusiveness of various colors, shapes, sizes, and ages represented in advertisement.
Harlow + 10-year old April Star on The Real. April credits Winnie as inspiration to follow her dreams of walking the runway as a supermodel.
Karl Lagerfeld has always been outspoken regarding his disdain of fat women and resistance to using larger size models on the runway. He stated that people prefer to look at “skinny models”, and those who do not are “fat mummies.” The creative director of Chanel defended his statement, explaining that the world of fashion was all to do, “with dreams and illusions, and no one wants to see round women.” Given that the average American woman is a size 14 and the rise of the success and popularity of plus-size models, this archaic view of thought is changing.
Last year, size 16 model, Ashley Graham landed a spot in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit ad, making history. Fellow plus-size model Marquita Pring was the face of Levi’s and also modeled the SS10 Jean Paul Gaultier line, a designer who does not traditionally cater to plus-size models. With digital publications like Plus Model Magazine and designers including more women that are physically representative of our population, plus-size models have become more mainstream within the fashion industry, making way for more variations of diversity.
Ashley Graham giving us live in a black bikini.
Marquita Pring for Vogue Italia. This shoot really set off her career.
Marquita Pring and Ashley Graham work together in the #ImNoAngel campaign launched by Lane Bryant in 2015.
Ageism, the stereotyping of a group or individual based on age, is a discriminatory practice that effects our older generation. It’s particularly hampering for women, as you rarely see models over 35 in advertisements. 58 percent of people in the older generations say that they routinely see jokes that poke fun at their demographic. Wine is better with age; I truly believe people are too. It’s important for individuals, particularly women, to see standards of beauty at all points of their life. Fashion houses and advertisers, unless particularly targeting a product to this demographic, simply forget this age group. However, progressive brands like, Dove took a stand and celebrate women of a certain age. Blogs like Advanced Style (which was also turned into a documentary) showcase the fashion of chic seniors.
Two black women featured on Advanced Style.
Ad for Dove Pro-Age.
Fashion has always been this whimsical world that balances the ledge between fantasy and reality. However, in a society that craves reality and demands diversity, we begin to see the positive shift in this direction. In the 50’s and 60’s models were predominately white and skinny. Not even 100 years later, inclusiveness is in style.
How do you see fashion evolving in the next 50 years? Sound off below!
Not only is Beyonce the queen of all things spectacular, she’s also the queen of all things top-secret. After shooting 17 music videos in secrecy, Beyonce can pretty much do anything she wants in hiding – and it appears the queen is up to her old tricks.
Photos have surfaced on the ‘net of the “Feeling Myself” singer shooting a music video in the famous Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
In the picture’s caption, Dennis alludes to a possible collaboration with the Biebs. “We have a surprise coming soon stay tuned,” he wrote with praying hands and music note emojis.
We doubt Justin and Dennis set up a studio session alone. Instead, we think Justin might’ve been assisting Drake with Views From The 6and Daddy Dennis was in the studio doing what he does best – being cool.
Are you down for a surprise from Bieber and Drake’s dad? Let us know below.
Currently, Drake’s trending for two reasons – his awkward dance moves and the accusation that he jacked D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha” record. And while those are very good reasons to be talked about non-stop on Twitter, Drake should be trending for the beautiful women he chose to appear in his Director X music video.
We did a little investigating (Instagram stalking) and found four women who were featured in the visual. We don’t know much about Portia Jenkins, Ravie Loso, Damaris Lopez, or Winny Munoz, but it appears all four women are professional models who are veterans at being sexy.
And we like sexy. Actually, we l-o-v-e sexy.
Get acquainted with the “Hotline Bling” ladies down under.
12. NOW I NORMALLY DONT POST PICS LIKE THIS BUT TODAY I AM… WHY? I AM PROUD OF MY PROGRESS. I HAVE BEEN EATING HEALTHY FOR A WHILE. I USE TO EAT THINGS THAT WERE NOT GOOD FOR MY BODY, NOW I DO ALOT OF PROTEIN AND VEGGIES AND FRUIT. MY BODY IS (NATURAL) SO I GO UP AND DOWN IN WEIGHT. I HAVE GOTTEN TO BIG FOR MY FRAME BEFORE AND ALSO LOST ALOT OF WEIGHT FROM STRESS BEFORE. AS A WOMAN OUR BODIES ARE NEVER PERFECT TO US LOL BUT WE MUST BE HAPPY FOR OUR PROGRESS. (Throw on pumps and pose) Natural Bodys are not perfect. #JUSTBEYOU
13. #TBT BLACKMENS MAGAZINE SHOOT:) lol my first and last time wearing a weave . Lol I came to the shoot with my Real hair big & curly and decided to change my look up with this wig :( lol kinda cute though
If you’re a member of the hip-hop community, there’s a good chance you spent your weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Not only did BET film another great Hip-Hop Awards, but Atlanta welcomed over 500 performers and five days of non-stop panels, showcases, and concerts.
The 11th annual A3C Music Festival and Conference kicked off with inspirational panels about independent artists and the importance of business with Ryan Leslie and Complex Magazine’s Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins, as well as candid conversations between Huffington Post’s Marc Lamont Hill and Atlanta hip-hop veteran Jeezy.
From panels on “Music & Law” to “Women Entrepreneurs In Entertainment,” A3C offered a well-rounded perspective on culture, art, and the business behind the world’s most influential genre.
Not only did A3C offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the history and business of hip-hop, but on Friday, October 9, organizers opened up its festival grounds for three days of live performances in East Atlanta Village. Legends like Pete Rock and De La Soul shared the same stage, while newcomers like DeJ Loaf, WDNG CRSHRS, and Raury solidified A3C’s position as the premiere governing force of hip-hop festivals in the south.
If you weren’t able to make it down to “Hot-lanta” this year, check out photos from A3C down under.