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The Rundown: Keke Palmer ‘s New BET Show Launches, Prabal Gurung Teams Up With MAC Cosmetics For Holiday Collection, Lupita Nyong’o Has a Side Hustle, Michelle Obama Covers August Issue of ESSENCE


Sweeties, after a much needed a vacation (more on this later) I’m back! With the 4th of July holiday only days away, I’m hoping for a light week. While I’m wishing for an easy breezy week, things have been pretty busy for in the entertainment,fashion, and beauty world. Get into the latest in the edition of “The Rundown.”

Olivia Palermo Got Hitched



My best friend in my head just tied the knot.  My style crush and Fashion “It” Girl Olivia Palermo married her long-time beau German model Johannes Huebl in a very intimate  ceremony.


The two tied the knot in front of just a few friends and family. Liv said no thanks to a traditional  wedding gown, and opted for  for a three-piece custom-designed look by Carolina Herrera. Don’t you just love that?


The  style star  paired a cream, ostrich-feathered cashmere sweater with white shorts covered by a full tulle skirt with floral details. Cobalt blue Manolo Blahniks with crystal-encrusted squares on the toes finished her look.

Congratulations Livy and Johannes! 2014 is definitely the year of L-O-V-E! (refinery29)

Keke Palmer Makes History



Keke Palmer has made her debut as the youngest talk show host ever. The former Disney star has signed on with BET for her new show, “Just Keke,” which premiered Monday.  She shows airs on BET, weekdays at 5pm ET.


I’ve watched this young lady grow up right before my eyes. As a singer and actress, she’s multitalented,  full of energy, and relatable.

Watch a snippet from her show below:


We’re wishing her much success during her pilot season .  Not bad for a  20 year old,huh? (BET)


Michelle Obama is ESSENCE’s August Cover Girl


First Lady Michelle Obama is  covering  the August issue of ESSENCE in a teal Azede Jean-Pierre dress decorated with a crystal encrusted broach.

Doesn’t she look amazing? I love her brown highlights. She’s definitely pulling off that center part. Lady O’s smile lights up the cover.


Inside FLOTUS  gave great advice on working hard and believing in yourself. She also talked about  how she preparing her daughters Malia and Sasha for the future.

On Working Hard and Believing In Yourself:

“I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn’t shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It’s not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don’t have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard.”

On Opportunity and what we owe our Ancestors:

“We cannot waste the opportunity that we have here in America, especially as African-Americans. Our ancestors fought and bled and died so that we could go to school. And I still think about that.”


On Preparing Sasha and Malia for the future:

“We talk about responsibility and accountability, about making sure that they’re not wasting the opportunities they’re given. We make sure they know how lucky they are and that, because of that, they have an obligation to have their acts together and to take their education very seriously.”

The August issue of ESSENCE hits newsstands Friday , July 4th.  (YBF )

Ciara Covers BRIDES Magazine


Ciara will be a beautiful bride! The new mommy posed for the August/September issue of BRIDES  in a lace and embroidered long-sleeve Reem Acra gown .

Inside she dished on her upcoming nuptials. She said,  “My everyday style is what I call ‘tomboy chic, But for my wedding, I’m going to do elegance with a little edge.”

If her recent cover  is an indication of what she’ll look like on her wedding day, we’re in for a treat. Gorgeous! (necolebitchie)

Prabal Gurung Teams Up With MAC Cosmetics For Holiday Collection

Prabal Gurung Teamed Up With MAC Cosmetics For Holiday Collection


Prabal Gurung is collaborating with MAC Cosmetics for the beauty brand’s upcoming  holiday collection.

The 14 piece art  deco inspired collection is set to hit stores November 26th.

Based on the bold beauty looks that came down his spring  2014 runway show  I’m sure this collection won’t disappoint.  I cant wait to get my  hands on the line, that I’m sure will be every bit of glamorous. (Instyle)

Lupita Nyong’o Has a Side Hustle


Lupita Nyong’o is a jack of all trades. In addition to being a talented actress, the Oscar award winner can “hook you hair up.”

In a video that coincides with her July Vogue cover story , Lupita  revealed she can braid hair. Who knew, this beauty had that hidden skill?

In the video you can watch her braid the hair of six of her friends. Lupita said it was bad hair experience that  prompted her learn how to braid her own hair.  “When I was an undergrad here in the U.S., I wanted to get my hair braided,” she said in the video. “So, I took the bus to New York to get it done at the African salons.”

The end result was pleasing for Lupita so she asked her aunt back in Kenya  to teach her how to braid her own hair. She took her skills back to her college campus. “When I got back to school, I decided [braiding] was going to be my side hustle.” But Lupita opted against the idea. She realized she didn’t have the heart to charge her friends, so she did their hair as a favor for free.

The actress can deliver a knock out role , while giving you cornrows, dookie braids, and bantu knots. (VOGUE)


Giorgia Armani Takes Us Behind the Scene with Quvenzhané Wallis


Quvenzhané Wallis is a natural actress and model Just a month after she landed her first fashion campaign,with Giorgia Armani we get to see her in action. A  video of her showcasing Armani Junior’s Autumn Winter 2014 collection has emerged and she’s absolutely adorable.

The minute and half video shows the Annie actress flashing a big smile while posing in  four looks. Her personality really shines through. Oh, she’s also a great dancer. Check out the video below. I promise it will put a smile on your face.




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