Lupita Nyong’o is the October Vogue cover girl, and man does she look amazing in all these GORGEOUS dresses. The star knows how to wear couture but more than that- she doesn’t let the couture wear her. Here are some snaps from the shoot and some snippets from her interview:
On fashion in Kenya: “salons were a big feature in my life. We would go every two weeks to get our hair braided, washed, or treated. That’s where I read American, British, and a few African magazines.Then I would design my own clothes. In Kenya it’s much cheaper to get clothes made than to buy them. We would have everything run up by a tailor, or my aunt Kitty, who is very creative, would sew things for me.”
On her father’s political career/tragedy: “I was definitely exposed to some extreme situations. Tragedy is something that I have known and that I have tried to accept as part of life. But I don’t dwell on it. . . . OK! I need to powder my nose!”
On winning her Oscar: “In Africa there is a nationalism that comes with things like winning an Oscar. It’s traditional to be welcomed and celebrated. Praise songs, which are the highest honor in Kenya, were sung for me, and they included lines from my Oscar speech.”
Read more of the interview and see more Lupita pics HERE!
Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 10:10am
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This actually sounds like a good idea.
I know, when I hear the name Jessica Biel and “ideas” together, I usually cringe. But this actually sounds cool in that the actress is setting out to teach girls and women everywhere what they really need to know about their bodies, by launching a series of online sex-ed videos covering everything from puberty to contraception. Us reports:
“Now what happens?” she recalled during an interview with Glamour about going off birth control two years ago. “I’ve been on the Pill for so long; how hard will it be to get pregnant? [When should you have sex if you want to conceive— and if you don’t?] Suddenly I realized I really didn’t know what’s going on inside my own body,” the 33-year-old admitted. “It was shocking.”
Biel has since teamed up with WomanCare Global founder Saundra Pelletier to help teach women about their own bodies, including uncomfortable topics like menstruation.
“I was in a school play, wearing a gray beard and this pad the size of a skateboard and thinking, ‘What is happening to me?’” Biel recalled of being embarrassed after getting her period in the fifth grade. “We want girls to know what their [body is going through] so they don’t feel scared or ashamed or gross.”
The videos, Biel added, will be “informative but also goofy, smart, witty,” and will touch upon all kinds of “girl stories, fears, and insecurities.”
(Via Us Weekly)
Hey, if it empowers women and is informative and not completely lame, I’m on board.
What subject do you think Biel should cover in her video series? Weigh in BELOW!
Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Dang! Nice BLING, Emmy Rossum.
The newly engaged actress showed off her engagement ring while out and about in Beverly Hills yesterday. Emmy and her fiance Sam Esmail first met when he directed her alongside Justin Long in the 2014 film ‘Comet.’ Yeah, sounds a little weird in the power dynamic dept, but happens all the time.
What do you think of that big old ROCK?
Posted Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 9:09am
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Selena Gomez has come a long way with her body, mind and skill set.
The 22-year-old songstress shared the revealing artwork for her upcoming album, Revival (shown above) on Instagram on Tuesday, and it is risque as all hell. And know what? She’s comfortable with her body however it may look. So suck it.
“I feel very empowered and confident in where I am,” she said on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “I think it took me a long while to get there because the past year was so interesting because I’ve never been body-shamed before. I dealt with a whole other set of issues that was really interesting.”
“I did gain weight, but I don’t care,” the “Love You Like a Love Song” singer, 23, said, but she also admitted that the online criticism got to her “a little bit” but “sometimes you can’t help” reading the comments.
“You know what’s interesting? I posted this photo on Instagram and I was like, ‘There’s more to love and I’m happy with myself.’ The reason why I did that was because I didn’t want them to win,” Gomez said. “Because then the next day, it wasn’t about how I gained weight, it was about how I embraced it. And that’s just kind of my approach.”
“There’s nothing wrong with a woman being comfortable, confident,” she said. “I love feeling like I’m in love and I want to look good for someone, but at the same time there’s no guy in my video. I’m saying I am a diamond. I like the way that women feel when they’re in that state.”
(via Us Weekly)
First of all, girl gained like 5 pounds so errybody relax, okay? And secondly, OF COURSE there’s nothing wrong with being comfortable and confident- that’s how you SHOULD feel. So haters, back off and have yourself a Selena-loving weekend, ok? OKAY.
Photo: Selena Gomez
Posted Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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