Wednesday, 22 May 2013

How Do You Wear It? Spring 2013′s White Pumps Trend

While we love to see how celebs are styled, it’s sometimes more interesting to see how real girls rip runway trends.
On today’s tap? White Pumps.
Let’s see what you guys sent in!

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Nigeria resident Adaku from the blog paired a Charles Tyrwhitt mens shirt and Topshop Leigh jeans with ASOS white ankle strap pumps.

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Hilary offset a BCBG skirt and a Prabal Gurung for Target shirt with white Jeffrey Campbell shoes from Nasty Gal.
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pumps spring 2013
University of Southern Mississippi student Brittany submitted this pic, to show us, “How the South wears white pumps.”
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Jaz (Instagram @IloveJazzz) loves this section! She accessorized a black tank and slim pencil skirt with cap toe Topshop pumps.
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And lastly, though these aren’t pumps, I thought this entry would qualify! Missus Monroe from the blog Soul of a Lion accented a matching Dutch Wax bustier and skirt from Forever 21 with Urban Outfitters white sandals.
We still have a smattering of trends left to showcase, so send us your pix (don’t be scurred!). Ruffles, check prints, crop tops…we still have a few to cover. If you think you worked it out, send your outfits images to to be included in our next How Do You Wear It? feature.
What did you think of this week’s options?

Hot! or Hmm… Selita Ebanks’s 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival Blood Ties Premiere Yellow Embellished Gown

Selita Ebanks graced the red carpet at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival premiere of Blood Ties. A yellow embellished gown by Gabriela Cadena was her look of choice for the evening.

She served face in a red lip and neatly done updo. Yes!

Get into that train!
She arrived on the arm of Eli Mizrahi.
'Blood Ties' Premiere - The 66th Annual Cannes 
Film Festival

Tiwa Savage, Anna Kendrick, Olivia Munn, Elohor Aisien, Emma Stone, Sophia Bush, Katy Perry & Selena Gomez in Christian Louboutin “Just Picks” PVC Pumps

French footwear designer, Christian Louboutin has captivated women around the world with his stunning creations with thousands including celebrities rocking them on a daily basis.
From his design label’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, we have 8 gorgeous ladies, Anna Kendrick, Olivia Munn, Tiwa Savage, Katy Perry, Elohor Aisien, Selena Gomez  and Sophia Bush battling it out for your fave in this “Just Picks” ankle strap PVC pumps.
Anna Kendrick &
 Oliva Munn in Christian Louboutin Just Picks
Anna Kendrick & Olivia Munn
Twilight star, Anna Kendrick was the first star to give Christian Louboutin’s “Just Picks” ankle strap PVC pumps its red carpet debut. The 27 year old Pitch Perfect actress arrived in the shoes at the premiere of “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Monday 14th May 2012.
She wore a nude Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture cocktail frock and accessorized with a nude Edie Parker ‘Lara” clutch.
Barely a month later, our BN style radar spotted Olivia Munn in the same shoes. Draped in an ivory one shoulder Armani satin dress, the 32 year old American actress wore the shoes to the L.A premiere of HBO’s “The News Room” on Wednesday 20th June 2012. Olivia finished her look with wavy hair and accessorized with Neil Lane jewels, which complemented her shoes.
Tiwa Savage & 
Emma Stone
Tiwa Savage & Emma Stone
Last year, Nigerian songstress, Tiwa Savage cemented herself as leading style star. Donning outfits from both Nigerian and International designers, the 32 year old chanteuse is always one to watch out for. At the 2012 Complete Fashion Style Night on Saturday 23rd June 2012 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, the “Folarin” singer rocked the same Christian Louboutin pumps.
Tiwa opted for a white dress and accessorized the heels with a silver ring,  bracelet and clutch.
At the L.A premiere of the Amazing Spiderman, Hollywood starlet, Emma Stone also rocked the shoes to the Regency Village Theatre on Thursday 28th June 2012. The 24 year old Easy A break out star, wore a white Chanel Resort 2013 short sleeve frock with red velvet Rococo embroidery on the bodice and accessorized the heels with a sleek up do with a side fringe and Cartier jewels.
Katy Perry & 
Elohor Aisien
Katy Perry & Elohor Aisien
To promote her movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D centered around her life in Sydney, Australia, American pop sensation, Katy Perry donned the same pair of shoes on Saturday 30th June 2012. The Fireworks singer, rocked the shoes in a Versace Fall 2012 fitted bustier dress, a silver bracelet and wavy locks.
Creative head of BETH Model Management, Elohor Aisien was also seen in the shoes at the 2nd edition of the Nigerian Event Awards on Friday 24th August 2012 at the Havilah House of Events,Victoria Island, Lagos.
Elohor accessorized the heels with silver bracelets and wore a pink top and black pants.
Selena Gomez & 
Sophia Bush
Selena Gomez & Sophia Bush
On Saturday 22nd September 2012, American singer and actress, Selena Gomez wore the heels to the premiere of her latest flick, Hotel Transylvania at the Grove, California. The ex-girlfriend of Justin Bieber – or wait are they back together? – also stunned in a white (Versace) number like Tiwa Savage, Olivia Munn and Emma Stone. The 20 year old singer let her locks down and accessorized the dress with a silver ring.
We absolutely loved her as Brooke on CWTV’s One Tree Hill show and on Monday 10th December 2012, Sophia Bush dazzled at the 7th Annual Charity Ball Benefiting Charity: Water in the in-famous Christian Louboutin’s Just Picks pumps.
Flaunting her curves and new bangs in a short sleeve Beulah London floor length print dress with a slit, Sophia Bush accessorized the shoes with a silver Edie Parker clutch, silvery eye shadow and simple ponytail.
The Christian Louboutin Just Picks PVC Pumps - Christian Louboutin’s Just Picks pumps retails for $599 at Barneys New York.
Christian Louboutin Just Picks PVC Pumps
We think they all did a good job with the shoes but tell us who do you think wore Christian Louboutin’s Just Picks pumps better – Anna Kendrick, Olivia Munn, Tiwa Savage, Katy Perry, Elohor Aisien, Selena Gomez or Sophia Bush?

Rita Ora Dyes Her Hair Blue...


• Rita Ora‘s got blue hair now. The singer took to instagram to show off her new coif, captioning the photo, “today it’s Smurf day :)” What do you think of her new hue? (@RitaOra)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

100+ Bikinis, Monokinis and One Piece Swimsuits!

 Spring 2013 Shopping- 100+ Bikinis, Monokinis, and One Piece 

Summer means sexy swimsuits, and the more options, the better!
Get a head start on your poolside fly with this shopping guide.

1. Bikinis
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Been up in the gym, working on your fitness? Go for daring in a cute ‘kini.
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We hand selected a fun assortment of triangle tops, cut out options, and mixed and matched separates:
2. Monokinis
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Monokinis are perfect if you want to show off a bit of skin without showing it all off. Sexy cut outs can be equally as alluring–just watch out for funky tan lines.
Check out our picks:
3. Rash Guards
Squeamish about your arms? Want a bit more upper body coverage? A rash guard is basically the new tankini, made popular, no doubt, by Beyonce’s Shape Magazine cover. If you want to try the surfer’s staple, get the look with these:
4.One Pieces
One piece swimsuits are always a safe bet, and they’re suddenly sexy thanks to spreads like the ones featuring Solange Knowles above. Make your one piece interesting by wearing one with bright colors or a graphic print.
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Get the look here:
5. For the Busty Girls
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As you know, I’m quite top heavy, so buying off the rack doesn’t really work for me. Over the years, I’ve come to cling to brands like Vix, Freya, and Malia Mills, because they offer tops that come in cup sizes (Freya goes up to an F cup!).
Check out a few options for the busty set:
6. For the Donkalicious
High waisted bottoms that are cut high will make you look your leanest and longest. If you’d like to conceal your stallion booty, mix and match, wearing darker colors on the bottom, lighter colors on the top.
Find a few high waisted and dark bottoms below:
7. For the Plus Sized Set
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From Monif C to ASOS Curve to Rue 107 and GabiFresh‘s line for Swimsuits For All (get it here), there are more choices than ever for those with a little more meat on their bones.
gabi fresh bikini
Aside from perusing the sites mentioned above, take your pic of these pieces from various online retailers:
8. Kaftans
JENNIFER LOPEZ at a Set of New Music Video
No beach look is complete without a few breezy kaftans!
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Look resplendent after your dip in the sea with the following selections:
Now go out and have fun in the sun!
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Rita Ora's Dubai Vacation Huit Black Wrap Bikini 1
Rihanna' s French Yacht Minkpink Midnight Dreaming One Piece 
Floral Cross Back SwimSuit and Miu Miu Culte Oxagonal Sunglasses
*If you have questions about any of the celebrity swimsuits, search our Swimsuits section; we’ve most likely identified them already.

Monday, 20 May 2013

5 Easy Hairstyles You Can Do with Your Hair!

By Jennifer Obiuwevbi
Ever had those moments where you just don’t know what to do with your natural hair? Most times the only thing you can think of doing is giving it a relaxed treatment and heading for a good old High Bun. Well that snot all you can do with your hair, braids or even your weave.
There are so many hairstyles littered on YouTube that can help your style your natural hair making it look innovative  fresh and uniquely yours. With this in mind are you willing to try seem of these amazing hair do’s with me? Here are 5 hairstyles from bloggers on YouTube to keep you looking good even when you don’t have a weave on.
1. The French Braid Fringe
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When I found this hairdo on Youtube I immediately knew what I was going t have on next week. It’s fun, new and different for the regular girl who is used to doing the same hairstyles. Here Beauty & Style blogger Shirley Eniang of Meek-n-Mild is displaying a great way to do a French Braid Fringe. The hairdo is simple enough that it doesn’t look too stressful to achieve and so unique that it looks like you had it done at a salon.
Check out her tutorial below on how you too can get the French braid fringe hairstyle.

2. Milk Maid Braid
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We may not have them here… but we can definitely imitate their hairstyles. The milk braid is perfect for a day at the beach, an intimate dinner or just a relaxed day at home. With this hair do you might need a bit more materials compared to the French braid fringe, but the end result makes it worth the hassle. Here Shirley is back with a great version where she has incorporated Xpressions artificial hair extensions to make the braid.
Click play to learn how to achieve this ‘do.

3. Bantu Knots (With straightened or relaxed hair)
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Confession? I tried this last week and I absolutely loved it. It was different from my usual side or centre part weave and a fresh look. The hairstyle takes little or nothing to do, all you need is a mirror, some bobby pins and maybe a curling pudding (optional). The tutorial below is from where they show you just how easy it is to do.

4. The Hypnotic Roll
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I especially loved this hairstyle because if you feel like you still want to do a high bun, it doesn’t mean you cant have fun with it. This Hypnotic Roll hairstyle looks really vintage and we all know vintage never goes out of style. Here natural hair blogger Brittany from will show us how we can style this up do.

TIP: Instead of using the Marley hair used in the tutorial video, you can also make use of the Xpressions extensions Shirley used in her Milkmaid Braid tutorial. It would give you a varied outcome but you can still play around with it to give it your signature.
5. Twisted Braid Up Do
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For those gals who want a mix between braids, twists and the up do…here you go. This retro hairstyle is great when you’re protecting your hair from harsh weather or otherwise. Here Brittany is showing us this hairstyle and just a quick tip; still keep your Xpressions extensions because you will definitely need it here. Its really quick and little or no product was used. Click play to find out more.

There you have it, 5 easy enough hairstyles that could get your hair looking fabulous. Tried any before, be sure to say so in your comments and share any useful tips you might have on spicing up our natural hair. Enjoy!