Thursday, May 23, 2013

Congrats Grad!

Congrats, grad! Back from Cannes, Eva Longoria celebrates her graduation from California State University in Northridge, Calif., where she received a Master's Degree in Chicano Studies on Wednesday.
 "You're never too old or too busy to continue your education," she posted to WhoSay
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Khloe K x Hpnotiq.

Khloe Kardashian Odom sits pretty and pours it up at Hpnotiq liqueur's Glam Louder launch Wednesday at the Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel.
Rumor has it that miss thang has lost some weight and has shared her weight loss secret with E! 
Go ahead and check out that story.

Showing Skin.

For some reason, I am starting to like Miley Cyrus's style and her twerking.
I must say she has really grown into her own and it comes with aging.
Miley was spotted in L.A. with her essentials of the day and flaunting her flat tummy on Wednesday.
You go Miley!

Going Guerrilla for BLK DNM.

Cult sub-Fourteenth Street denim label BLK DNM is plastering downtown Manhattan with its newest “Wild” poster campaign—the company’s only form of advertising since its inception in 2011. 
Lensed by the brand’s founder and creative director, Johan Lindeberg, the sixth installment of the guerrilla promos feature none other than genetic Powerball winner Gisele Bündchen.

"We drove together in that car to Brooklyn for the shoot,” Lindeberg laughed. “It’s an ’85 Mercedes!”
 The designer and model celebrated their collaboration last night at BLK DNM’s Lafayette Street store, where guests such as Marina Abramovic, Theophilus London, and Waris Ahluwalia perused an expansive series of Lindeberg x Bündchen imagery.
 In darkened gray scale, the arguably austere shots depict Bündchen in various states of undress and undulation.
 “Maybe it’s a little bit the dark winters [in Sweden], and both my grandparents were priests,” said Lindeberg, addressing his style. “I like that kind of deeper expression, somehow.”

Bündchen, perhaps, paraphrased the Lindeberg aesthetic best. “He sees women as real—or, he has a very real idea of women. There’s no retouching. There’s a rawness that’s just kind of who you are, you know?”

An exhibition of Lindeberg’s Gisele portraits will be on view at BLK DNM’s 237 Lafayette Street boutique for the next month. 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Zoe Saldana x Alllure Magazine.

The Star Trek Into Darkness actress strips down for her Allure photo shoot—and talks about her approach to sexuality and her thoughts on dating actors (one ex is Bradley Cooper). Check out these exclusive photos from her shoot with photographer Tom Munro at Milk Studios in New York City.

I have a HUGE crush on Zoe, she is hot stuff and just gorgeous! When  I heard about this Allure shoot, I had to post my thoughts and put you all in the loop!

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  Saldana is decisive. From the start, she was never one to dither, not about her career, and certainly not about love. "If I have something good in front of me—it doesn't matter if it's a person or a pair of shoes—I'm not going to test something else," she explains. "It's insecure, and it's immature." She is now—after around 12 years of dating entrepreneur Keith Britton, and a far shorter and more tumultuous time spent with Bradley Cooper—vigilantly single. "Been there, done that, got the T-shirt," she says of dating actors. Here, she poses in nothing but a gold cuff by H.Stern. 

 Saldana describes herself as "androgynous." She adds that one day she might "end up with a woman raising my children...that's how androgynous I am!" Does she mean she would be amenable to the idea of raising a child with another woman as her partner? "Yes, I was raised that open."

Has she had a relationship with another woman? She deliberates, then says, "Promise me one thing: You're going to ask this question [in the article]—if you choose to, just put three dots as my response. That's it."


"We tried to steer away from her classic red lips," makeup artist James Kaliardos said of Saldana's look here, which is the cover image. He wanted to "give Zoë a more natural look." Kaliardos drew black liquid liner on Saldana's upper lids, then blended gold, brown, and beige cream eye shadows on top. He swirled peach blush and nude highlighter on her cheekbones to contour them and completed the soft look by dabbing a peachy pink gloss on her lips. Silk satin top by Gucci.

 Garren chose to keep Saldana's natural curly texture, which she confessed to preferring over her usual salon-straightened strands. He misted her dry hair with Garren New York Designing Spray Tonic to lock in her natural waves. After drying her hair with a diffuser, he curled it with a small curling iron, working in two-inch sections, then raked through it all with a wide-tooth comb. Here, Garren and Cavaco prep Saldana's hair for the cover photo.

The actress is actually far less concerned about her skin shade than about being what she calls "a woman in a man's world." She says, "It's hard enough to be a woman on this earth. So to be an American or black or Latina, it's arbitrary compared to our battles as women." Here, Garren fluffs Saldana's hair.

 Saldana has found a balance of ambition and self-acceptance. "Now, in the last few years of my life, I'm actually claiming what I want and not being afraid that I'm jinxing it, that it might not happen, that I might be disappointed if it doesn't happen," she says. "It's OK to say, 'This is what I want'—and go after it. And if it doesn't happen, it's OK. Be a reasonable person with yourself."

Allure's Naked Truth.

Allure captures the naked side of female celebrities.
Jennifer Morrison, Naya Rivera, Clare Bowen, and Christa Miller.
Each woman reveals how they prepared for Allure's photo shoot, and how they felt about stripping down.
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Jennifer Morrison

Whether wearing a lab coat on House or a red leather jacket on Once Upon a Time, Morrison tends to show emotion, not skin. She wore only a swipe of red lipstick. 
You've never done a nude scene. Why?
"It hasn't been a conscious choice, but they don't really come my way. Maybe this shoot will change that. I've always been an active person, and working out is part of my life."
What would surprise people about your body?
"Probably how many scars I have. I've had so many moles removed because I'm so fair-skinned."
How did you prepare for the shoot today?
"Nothing crazy or extreme, but maybe one glass of wine instead of two, fish instead of steak. And I got waxed and shaved my legs."

Naya Rivera 

Your character on Glee, Santana, has made you a sex symbol in the lesbian community. How does that feel?
"It's kind of cool—and it makes me feel like a badass. I get more girls than my boyfriend. They always tweet me about my booty."
You used to work as a Hooters waitress. Did you have nightmares about that uniform?
"I have nightmares about that job, period. When I was working there, I was really skinny—a lot skinnier than I am now. But I was always self-conscious."
How did you get over that?
"You can't be so hard on yourself that you're not enjoying every day."

Clare Bowen 

The Nashville actress's rule of thumb: "If nudity is for a shock factor, it takes away from what makes it beautiful."
How often are you naked?
"Sometimes I sleep naked. Everyone does sometimes, don't they? I hope."
What makes you most excited about seeing these pictures?
"My body isn't going to look like this forever. I think it's lovely to have that preservation."
What does this shoot mean to you?
"I said they could photograph my scars. This isn't a rite-of-passage thing or a risqué thing. It's about body image and making other people feel good."

 Christa Miller

Nothing could have prepared Miller (Cougar Town) for her first fully nude shoot—except maybe two straight weeks of SoulCycle and some carb-heavy incentive.

What will you eat now that the shoot's over?
"I'm going to Courteney [Cox]'s for dinner. I told her, 'You better have carbs.'"
Do you walk around the house naked?
"If I did, my husband would make me have sex 40 times a day. That's a true story."
Do you think Americans are more uptight about nudity?
"My mom was a model, so we'd go to our country house and all her friends would be topless, because a lot of the models were from Europe. I grew up knowing everyone has different boobs."