“She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life,” said Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci in an exclusive phone interview with Style.com. “She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”
I’ll admit it. A huge part of why I shop at H&M is the store’s commitment to providing the latest trends for low prices. So, why would I be excited about higher prices at one of my staple stores? The retailer recently announced that it could raise prices to pay higher wages to textile workers in countries like Bangladesh, where the minimum wage is less than $70 a month. I’m hoping that other brands follow this trend. Corporate social responsibility is always in style.
‘Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.’ – Edna Woolman Chase
Actress Lupita Nyong’o, breakout star of 12 Years A Slave, seems to do no wrong when it comes to style. The stunning beauty stands out on the red carpet among trend-obsessed celebs who compete to be the most outrageous, instead of the most glamorous. I would love to play dress-up in her closet.
Whether you decide to wear Radiant Orchird colored clothing or accessories, just remember to be creative with your choices!
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to see realized. But, my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” – The late Nelson Mandela’s speech at treason trial, April 20, 1964
It’s been a few days now since the shocking news of your horrific accident. I keep playing over Saturday, November 30 in my mind and it seems like a nightmare that I can’t wake up from. As my friends and I were celebrating one life another had been removed from this Earth so instantly. When reading the “breaking” news on Twitter, we just knew it was a celebrity death hoax. There was no way that the star of one of the most popular films involving racing cars died in an actual car accident. But as reports from several credible news sources were reported and finally an announcement from your publicist, we knew it was real.
No, I’m not a blood relative or even a close friend of yours, but I am an adoring fan who has always appreciated and admired your work….and of course, those gorgeous blue eyes. I fell in love those eyes in Into The Blue; I was angry with you (Caleb Mandrake) in The Skulls, annoyed with you (Dean Sampson) in She’s All That and desperately wanted to be Jordana Brewster (Mia) in The Fast and the Furious franchise so that I could be your love (…teenage crushes are so serious). All of your characters took us through a range of emotions and displayed your acting range.
While I have never met you in person and unfortunately never will, you have a place in my heart. I speak for all the fans when I say that you will TRULY be missed. Our hearts are in a state of mourning. We felt so close and connected to you through your acting roles and generous spirit. Even after your death we learn more and more of how great of a person you were which makes it hurt even more to know that such a beautiful soul was stolen from the world.
As I write to you with tears in my eyes all that I can say is that I LOVE YOU. We are praying that God watches over your family and friends and most of all, your daughter Meadow. I hope God grants them the strength and comfort to deal with your passing.
We love and miss you dearly.
Sometimes, the universe conspires to bring you exactly what you need when you need it. That’s what happened to me yesterday when I lucked up on a ticket to the DC stop on Janelle Monae’s Electric Lady Tour. Wheeled out onstage in a straightjacket, Monae let the audience know they were in for a performance like none other. The audience were on their feet for an hour and a half dancing, jumping, and getting low on her cue. Her booming voice filled the theater, and her small frame seemed to glide across stage as she invoked James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Prince effortlessly.
Going to a Janelle Monae concert is akin to attending a Broadway show. The theatrics complement her message of individuality and personal truth. Her show is transformative and I don’t think any concert will ever compare.”You’ve got to love yourself,” she said to the crowd. I heard her loud and clear.