As she held back tears Hollywood’s newest and most deserving darling Lupita Nyong’o gave an eloquent and gracious speech after accepting her Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Lupita has taken the film industry and fashion world by storm, she is the complete package. Her sophistication, beauty, elegance and intellectual prowess make her an idol and an icon.
“Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsy for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story, and your own. Steve McQueen, you charge everything you fashion with the breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position. It has been the joy of my life. I’m certain that the dead are standing about you and watching and they’re grateful and so am I. Chiwetel, thank you for your fearlessness, and for how deeply you went into telling Solomon’s story. Michael Fassbender, thank you so much, you were my rock, Alfre and Sarah, it was a thrill to work with you, Joe Walker, the invisible performer in the editing room, thank you … I want to thank my family for your training, and the Yale school of Drama as well for your training. My brother Junior sitting by my side, thank you so much, you are my best friend, and Ben, my other best friend, my chosen family. When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that, no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’oPosted in Awards and Premiers | Tagged 12 Years a Slave, Academy Awaards 2014, acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o, transcript | Leave a comment
Wow wow wow. Academy Award nominee and hot-hot-hot Kate Hudson was perfection in an Atelier Versace Spring 2014 gown and Jimmy Choo ‘Vibe’ Sandal. Kate Hudson, 34 gets my best dressed award hands down. Kate Hudson’s gown was dazzling, modern yet the most elegant throw back to Hollywood golden, glamor era. AMAZING!!
#TEAM30s !!Posted in Awards and Premiers | Tagged Academy Awards, actress, Kate Hudson, Oscars, Over 30 | Leave a comment
The Oscar’s 2014 red carpet is often full of color, this time the most striking gowns were nude, some were silk, some were satin, some were beaded and all were beautiful.Posted in Awards and Premiers, Celeb | Tagged 2014, Academy Awards, beaded, Camilla Alves, cate blanchette, gowns, Jenna Dewan, Julie Delpy, Nude, Oscar, Sara Paulson | Leave a comment
Jessica Lange, is officially the face of the Marc Jacobs Beauty’s new campaign. The brand announced their new spokeswoman via Twitter. At 64, the Academy Award winner and American Horror Story Coven star was radiant in a peach toned lip and smokey eye in the company’s press release. The announcement follows breaking news that 68 year old Charlotte Rampling is the new face of NARS. While Marc Jacobs and NARS can be commended for broadening the concept of beauty, I have to recognize M.A.C. Cosmetics for taking the lead by recognizing a woman’s beauty at every age. The M.A.C. Cosmetic Icons Collection was one of my all time favorite beauty campaigns. The Icon Collection represented women with both iconic beauty and a lifetime of experience featuring Diana Ross, Raquel Welch, Catherine Deneuve and 99 year old Iris Apfel. We are evolving people, there is beauty in numbers – beauty is ageless!Celeb, Eye, Lips | Tagged ad campaign, age discrimination, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, cosmetics, Diana Ross, Icons, Iris Apfel, Jessica Lange, MAC cosmetics, Marc Jacobs, nars, Raquel Welch | Leave a comment
There was no lack of talent or beauty on the 2014 NAACP Awards red carpet, tonight new comer Naomie Harris took natural beauty to another level. Here is how to get her glamorous red carpet look:
Mimic Naomie’s radiant makeup by applying a foundation throughout the skin with a sponge. Stipple onto the skin then blend through the face. Applying a cream cheek hue and blush onto the apples of the cheeks will give your complexion a radiant boost. Blend cheek stain heavily in a circular motion, leaving no streaky lines. Use a fluffy powder brush to blend the color throughout the cheeks.
Apply a soft layer of shimmering eyeshadow along the eyelid, add eyeliner, a band of false eye lashes and a blanket of mascara over the natural eyelash to achieve this alluring eye.
The lips are the simple! Apply a nude lipstick throughout the lips. Blend a soft pink lipgloss to top off this simple yet sexy look.Posted in Awards and Premiers, Cheek, Eye, Lips, Make up, Show Me!, Skin | Tagged 2014, NAACP Awards, Naomie Harris | Leave a comment
I live for a warm weather vacation, I lust for the sun and can’t survive without a trip away from my cold and snowy climate every winter. Because I am a self proclaimed sun worshiper, I am also skin-care consious.
Wear sunscreen, there is nothing worse than a sunburn to prove you’ve been on fabulous vacation but it is also the most healthy way to protect your skin from harmful UV and UVB rays.
When on vacation (especially in the sun where may you tend to perspire) cleanse your skin thoroughly so you don’t return from your getaway with clogged pores from sweaty skin.
Moisturize and hydrate. If you are cocktailing at a cute cabana party, be sure to drink plenty of water to keep you and your skin hydrated. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, hydrated skin looks supple and feels glamorous.
Here are some of my skin care staples. They are travel size and are perfect for a gal on the go!Feature, Skin, Skincare | Tagged Bliss, Bottled Water, Cleansing Oil, Eye Concentrate, Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C, La Mer, Le Mer, Le Metier ultra hydrating eye mask duo, Mario Badescu, Shu Uemura, SPF 30, Supergoop, Ultra Rich Cream | Leave a comment
I am a big fan of the manicure, these I LOOOOVE! Express yourself with color, design and individuality!Posted in Nails | Tagged nail art, nail design, Nail Polish | Leave a comment
Award season is back, while the fashion mags, gossip rags and blogosphere are gushing over gowns I’m all about the boys! Dapper, confident, oozing sex appeal these guys took on the red carpet without losing an ounce of their personal style.Fashion, Men | Tagged 2104, Dicaprio, Diddy, Golden Globes, Idris Elba, Leo, Leonardo, matthew mcconaughey, Usher, Will forte | Leave a comment
What’s all the fuss about? Elle magazine’s annual “Women in TV” features power playing women in the tv and film industry. The February 2014 covers funny ladies Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler, Allison Williams, and Mindy Kaling. Turns out, Mindy Kaling’s cover is a stylish, cropped, black and white while everyone else is featured in color. So what, who cares! Kaling looks incredible and that’s really all that matters!Covers and Mags | Tagged Elle Magazine, mindy kaling, Women in TV, women of color | Leave a comment
Take a day to play.Posted in Other | Tagged central park, snow day | Leave a comment