Insurgent stars, Shailene Woodley and Suki Waterhouse, have been making their promo rounds to premiere the second instalment of the Divergent series and have done so with style and glamour.
Suki Waterhouse graced the red carpet at the New York premiere in a blush deep plunging Reem Acra creation featuring cut-outs, gorgeous embroidery and exquisite beadwork. I’m loving blush these days!
Shailene Woodley radiated elegance in an open back Ralph Lauren Collection gown at the London premiere. I’m loving the sleeve and back details of this ivory silk cady gown which features over 100 silk cream organza strips on silk tulle. Nice finishing touch with Casadei shoes.
What are your thoughts?
(Image via Dave Kotinski/GETTY IMAGES, Justjared.com, WIREIMAGE)
Happy Wedsnesday! ❤️xo
Star of Beyond The Lights, Gugu Mbatha-Raw hit up the Hollywood premiere of the film on Wednesday night looking bomb.com in a bluebird long-sleeved Stella McCartney dress (yours for $4035…yikes!). Ok so forget the price for a second…This dress is everything! The open back oozes sexiness yet the trim in scallop lace exudes sophistication.
Love every single detail of this dress. She perfected her look with a simple pair of black pumps and matching clutch.
Actress Sanaa Lathan also came out to support. I’m loving her in bright colours lately. She worked this orange & black Tanya Taylor dress and looked fab. What are your thoughts?
(Images via GETTY)
Beyond The Lights premieres tonight. Will you be watching?
Last night I saw the film “The Other Woman” featuring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. This romantic comedy is about a woman (“Carly” played by Cameron) who discovers her boyfriend is married and tries to get her life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on, they form an unlikely friendship realizing they have much in common. After another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge.
Although this movie brought some good comedic relief, what I really enjoyed was Cameron’s wardrobe and condo apartment. She was rocking some gorgeous outfits, especially the shoes and handbags. Check out some of her looks…
(Photos via Pinterest, Zimbio & Just Jared)
As for her condo…the decor, the design and especially the closet scene was just pure bliss!
So…Will you be watching?
1⃣Go see “About Last Night” starring Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant and Michael Ealy in theatres Valentine’s day.
This American romantic comedy is all about what men say and what women think. The remake of the 1986 film version follows two new couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are tested in the real world.
Check out this hilarious trailer…
(Images via Sony Pictures)
2⃣Enjoy the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend (February 14-16) in New Orleans (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center) on TNT and NBA TV.
Friday Feb. 14th:
🔹Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7 p.m. (Team Webb vs. Team Hill)
This game will star Kevin Hart (Two-time MVP); Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent); Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy); Columbus Short (Scandal); Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment); Bruce Bowen (Three-time NBA Champ); Terrence Jenkins (E! News anchor); and WNBA stars Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky.
🔹BBVA Compass Rising Star Challenge at 9 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 15th:
🔹State Farm All-Star at 8:30 p.m.
🔸Sears Shooting Stars (1st Event)
🔸Taco Bell Skills Challenge (2nd Event)
🔸Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event)
🔸Sprite Slam Dunk (4th Event)
Sunday Feb. 16th:
🔹63rd NBA All-Star Game at 8 p.m.
Who will you be cheering for Team East or Team West?
(Images via NBA.com)
3⃣Learn more about Black History Month.
Viola Desmond – A black business woman who faced segregation in the 1940s when she entered a theatre and took a seat on the main floor (reserved for white viewers only) and refused to go to the balcony unaware that tickets sold to African Canadians were for balcony only.
Read the story of Viola Desmond at http://www.blackhistorycanada.ca and to learn more about Black History.
4⃣Celebrate LOVE this month by spreading lots of it! 💗💓💕💞💘💖
5⃣Add some pinks and reds to your wardrobe.
November is not over yet!!! You still have 2 more days to add these to your To-Do list:
1 – Check out The Best Man Holiday movie (premiered November 15th in theatres near you…hopefully!)
2 – Shop in-store or online for Black Friday sales (TODAY!)
It’s the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping (if you haven’t already).
We all love a great sale! 🙋
3 – Donate to Movember – Let’s support the men who are committed to grow a moustache for the entire month of November to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
My friend Andrew Lockett is making a difference. You can do the same by donating online here!
4 – Check out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!
I must admit, I was hooked after the 1st one. I’m excited to see this movie myself.
5 – Try one of your favorite holiday drinks from Starbucks!
Do you prefer the Gingerbread Latte, the Caramel Brûlée Latte or the Peppermint Mocha?
I plan to start a new tradition and try a different one every year.
This year, I will try the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (thanks to my colleague Meg for the tip). 👍
Enjoy the rest of November!
Yesterday, my girl and I went to go see the film “12 Years a Slave” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, based on the true story of Solomon Northup.
Although I was looking forward to seeing the film, I was afraid of the aftermath…how I would feel, think or react once having seen it!?
This historical drama film is an adaptation of the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. Solomon was a skilled carpenter and violin player living with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. For 12 years, he worked on plantations in Louisiana before his release.
Let’s just say I was left filled with mixed emotions…I was speechless, confused, frustrated, angry, sad and thankful all at the same time. I know I was not the only one feeling that way either. I was even sick to my stomach during one of the more graphic parts of the film.
Being Haitian-Canadian, I can’t even fathom what my ancestors have gone through (holding back tears while writing this). Words cannot even begin to express…
We can say that there has been progress over time but there is still sooo much more to be done (wishful thinking). All I can say is that I am ever so thankful for their fight, their sacrifices, their strength so that “Black” people can have a better life today.
I’m not sure how many more ‘slave’ movies I can watch. There is only so much pain, cruelty, hurt, and pain one can endure, even if it is ‘only’ on a big screen.
Let’s go back in time and remember the best moments of 1988!!!
Fashion trends back then: Acid washed jeans and denim jackets.
CDs became more popular than vinyl records for the first time.
3 of my fave tracks that year:
And last but not least, one of the best movies of all time…None other than Coming to America!
Being a “frenchy” myself, I’m sure all other “frenchies” would agree and say that this movie was the best French translated movie ever…this movie was SOOO much better ‘en français’!
Ok now back to reality!