Celebs

Celebrities in their latest and greatest pieces from red carpets to the streets, and some spicy gossip.

Iconic Style: Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin – if you haven’t heard the name then I’m judging you ( just a teensie bit 😛 ). The English singer, actress and fashionista has made her rounds in the spotlight in the 70s and even inspired the Hermes Birkin Bag (see, you must have heard of her one way or another, she’s legendary!)

Starting her stardom was the controversial song written by Serge Gainsbourgh, originally for Brigette Bardot, “Je t’aime moi non plus”. Her fame came quickly and she instantly became known for her relentless, effortless and unique style. Unique being the key point – she was well-known for carrying a straw basket as a purse – a strange yet super chic accessory trend that only she could have started. One day, while boarding a plane, she spilt the contents of her ‘purse’ across the floor right infront of the feet of our very own Hermes, where she went on to explain that she just couldn’t find the right bag that actually closed at the top. there you have it. That’s when Hermes granted her wishes and made the inonic Birkin Bag in honor of her, and of course, gave her a few along the way. She keeps just one for herself, until it’s time for a new, and donates the others for charity.

 

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An older Jane, with the Hermes Birkin Bag

 

Jane Birkin still continues to inspire style today, as the straw picnic-esque purse was actually quite the fad this summer.

Here are some highlights of her most casual, yet chic moments. Sometime’s it’s not the clothes you wear, it’s how you wear them.

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If You’re Not Following This IGer, You Need to Reevaluate Your Feed…

With all the celebrities, insta-famous fashion bloggers and beauty gurus, I find myself feeling pretty down after a long scroll through social media. ‘How can she look that good, all the time!?’ ‘Is that even real!? Ugh, clearly it’s real it’s on Insta!!’ Which is exactly the opposite of the truth, but through all the filters and selfie poses, Instagram makes the unreal more than real. I always find it most interesting to look through the “Explore” section, as a lot of what appears there is catered to the type of Instagram’s you follow and those in relation to the people you follow, and was passing my boredom away with a look-through of mine, which of course contained make-up tutorials, models, and fitness junkies. But to my surprise and excitement, I landed upon the ridiculously funny and sarcastic account of Celeste Barber, an actor who took to Instagram to mock celebrities and their ridiculous lifestyles and photos. Hysterical captions and crazy faces, Celeste has earned herself a large following of over 800,000 users. Automatically I had to follow her and had to write this post to share with all of you; if anyone even for a second is made to feel self conscious and out down by any celebrity of insta-figure, you need to be following Celeste. In fact, regardless of your care for celebrities, or your feed, for a laugh and some realism, you need to be following her.

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“Don’t you hate it when your doing your nails in and you get a CRAMP!?!?”

 

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“Setting up a @gofundme account to buy @chrissyteigen a bed. Pushing two chairs together to lie down is BULLSHIT.”

 

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“Not tonight babe, I’m tired.”

 

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“I seem to have lost my clothes. Again.”

 

Not only does she mock celebrities ridiculous pictures in unrealistic outfits and poses and relates them to your real life daily human being, but she also reveals the flaws in the outlook of our current culture, calling out the facts on pictures like both of Kourtney and Kim Kardashian’s revealing posts:

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“This is a photo I’m recreating of @kourtneykardash. I’m pretty sure we are promoting talent, strength, and women’s empowerment. Not just sex, as I originally thought.”

 

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“New thought for the day.”

This photo-shoot of couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik and their falsified, highly admired relationship:

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“Real love is perfect, flawless, acrobatic, stylised, timed and photogenic.”

And the unrealistic idea that this picture of Kim and Kanye is at all normal, because let’s be honest, it isn’t and all because they are the celebrities that they are does not make it at all class[y].

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Lastly, my favorite, this hysterical caption about what all of us really go through during flights…

 

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“Thank you @virginaustralia for sitting me in between 2 men who were 6 weeks into their ‘depderant is for losers’ regime. And a big #shoutout to #jetsmart for f*cking NOTHING.”

 

Overall her sarcastic wit and realism sheds light on these not-so-realistic celebrity lifestyles and lets us all remember that we are all human and it’s okay.  

See more of her Instagram here.

 

 

 

Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Looks…

Celebrities wandered through the Billboard Music Awards ‘pink’ carpet in Las Vegas this past Sunday, and this years trend of glitz, skin and thigh high heels is still traveling on. The night was hosted by Ciara who in a matter of three hours, wore seven different outfits and looked unbelievable in every single one. So to start off the list of my best and worst dressed of the night…

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Ciara in Philipp Plein – Clearly winning at everything, including Best Side-Boob Award.

 

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Demi Lovato in Chanel – She’s always pulling off amazing looks that aren’t your typical carpet gowns. Go Demi!

 

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Zendaya in Calvin Klein – Can I just mention her brows? *faints*

 

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Halsey in Fausto Puglisi – I love the off-beat unique-ness of this dress with the change in shoulder straps and array of jeweled designs, and she rocks it!

 

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Kelly Rowland in Labourjoisie – Making a debut in the sheer, sequined department, the trends getting a bit old but it’s still stunning and everyone looks so good in it, including her.

 

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Mila Kunis in Zuhair Murad – Looking like such an adorable gem!

 

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Jessica Alba also in Zuhair Murad and Stuart Weitzman – (Zuhair Murad is killing it, incase you couldn’t tell)

 

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Kesha in Gucci – The star typically struts carpets in the most unique of ensembles and she addressed Sunday nights appearance with the same memo, and looks amazing! That fringe – killer. Lets not forget the Gucci shoes *swoon*.

 

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Lucy Hale in Zuhair Murad – Damn, Murad really is killing it (talk about the understatement of the week). Going to make a mural in his honor next to my bed as we speak.

 

 

Now getting to the looks I didn’t quite prefer…

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Rihanna in vintage Thierry Mugler – I’m sorry, but I was greatly disappointed by this and had to add it in here due to the fact of my disappointment. Rihanna, who is always turning heads at every event for her style choices looked somewhat like a medieval grandma this past weekend, in the most beautiful way, but regardless…

 

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Britney Spears in Reem Acra and Schutz heels – Yes, she’s totally killing it at 34, but this was just not flattering on her at all. She already has short, muscular legs, and the thigh high heels just make her look shorter and stockier. Kudos to her though, for still being the total babe she was in her younger years, now.

 

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Kathryn Hahn in Altuzarra  – This is not at all flattering to her body shape. Not only that, but the abrupt change in design/fabric (looks somewhat like a top and a skirt together) has a strange shape that’s lacking some flow. This could be amazing, just not on her.

 

 

Sources: http://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Billboard-Music-Awards-Red-Carpet-Dresses-2016-41364894#photo-41407729

Feeling Inspired…

As lame and cliche as it sounds, my biggest celebrity style icons right now are Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid… I know, sounds like every other person, right? Well, that’s why this is the perfect post… I will not only be sharing some of my favorite outfits by them, but where you can find similar pieces to recreate it in your own way.

 

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Chic Kendall & Gigi approved pieces for your closet to add your own style and flare to…

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Kendall high waisted blush trousers Missguided

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Gigi MA1 Bomber Jacket Topshop

StoryChick…

Hi everyone! My blog has been lacking a bit lately… I’ve been extremely busy, between work, class, spending time working out and writing, I’ve been non-stop. Although I haven’t posted frequently lately, I have been writing tons and hopefully I can get some work up soon! Speaking of writing… I am officially a blogger for StoryChick Magazine! It’s an online magazine that caters to mainly woman, and covers all topics you can imagine; from body, mind, soul, lifestyle, fashion, celebrities to news beauty and so much more, they really have it all! As well as a great set of bloggers! (; So far, two of my articles have been posted. I will be sharing many of them with you on here, as well as exclusively writing pieces just for this blog and the same for the magazine. Check out their page, and my two posts below, and follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see their articles in your feed!

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My first two articles…

What to do When Your Heart is Hurting

The Key to Being a Chic Traveler: Airport Style

Enjoy xx

Chic Ways To Travel: Airport Style…

If the stress of packing isn’t enough for you, then here’s the next thing to add to your to-do list: picking the most comfortable, yet head turning chic outfit to run around the airport in. Yes, I’m serious about this. As a fashionista myself, I strive for excellence at all times, but the airport in particular is one instance I like to leave an impression and feel good about myself, as should you. There’s nothing I envy more than a female with the, ‘I’m just so casually chic, I don’t even have to try’ look. You know, those girls with the crazy messy bun but it looks like a famous hair stylist created it? Ugh, the envy.

The reality is, they most likely put in as much effort on their hair and outfits as you do for a special occasion. And there isn’t many worse feelings than looking like a slob and seeing other people so beautifully put together, even in sweats, and trust me, I see them every time I’m at the airport… which is a lot. Be at your best whenever you can. Life is your runway, and the airport is the best way to showcase it because it’s the one place where you’re making an impression on hundreds of people from all over the world. Not only that, but it’s amazing to feel amazing and confident in yourself. I know, why should you care what other people think? And you shouldn’t, you should always be you, regardless of anything in life, but you should care what you think. And remember also, being in a place with hundreds of people from everywhere, many traveling alone, you never know who you could meet. Now, I’m not saying throw on your heels and strut your stuff into the Dunkin’ Donuts line to order yourself some munchkins. I’m saying be the Gigi Hadid of airport people (I guess that entails Starbucks instead?)…

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Gigi has awesome style all the time, even at the airport, hair tossed up with a pair of sweats and sneakers…

 

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(there it is! that bun!)

…and then get your munchkins (or venti iced vanilla latte with coconut milk). Take some inspiration and advice from celebrities like Kendall Jenner…

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It’s as simple as that! One of the easiest ways to look effortlessly chic while staying comfortable is layering, color coordination, a good black bag and a trendy pair of shoes.

The best advice to take from all of this is, you can be comfortable and stylish all while making an impression, even in sweats and leggings (and in the books of Kendall and Gigi, clearly don’t forget your sunglasses). Don’t forget to be your best self all the time, and I mean this not just in attire either. Smile at strangers, be confident in yourself (a good outfit can achieve this!), and always go out of your way for strangers even if they don’t for you, airport or no airport.

 

The Oscars 2016: Best Dressed

This year the Oscars had a red carpet filled with sparkles, glitz and also a lot of simple form fitting elegance. See more about the stars and the brands they wore at the Huffington Post and US Weekly websites sourced below…

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Alicia Vikander

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Lady Gaga

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Kerry Washington

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Olivia Munn

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Sofia Vergara

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Priyanka Chopra

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Kelly

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Emily Blunt

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Rooney Mara

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Mindy Kaling

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Isla Fisher

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Naomi Watts

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Andra Day

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Tracey Edmonds

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Guiliana Rancic

 

 

 

See more at Huffington Post and US Weekly

 

 

Fall 2016 NYFW Street Style…

The street style at New York Fashion Week is my absolute favorite part of the entire fashion frenzy. I love seeing the outfits other icons, fashion lovers and your average people just like us, put together for themselves to cascade the beautiful streets of New York City during the most fashionable time of year. Here are some of my favorite looks from the week…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: Vogue , Harpers Bazaar

 

Kendall Jenner High Waisted Leggings…

Kendall Jenner is the epitome of chic street style… She’s a major inspiration for me and I know for many others. Her effortless street style is to envy! She is definitely known for wearing leggings for her morning strolls and coffee runs and even just errands with friends, and even with such simple outfits she looks amazingly chic! Here below are just some of her cutest comfy street style looks, and where you can find similar and amazing affordable leggings just like hers….

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Deeper Than Words Blog…

After some long thought, I have decided to make another blog! This one in particular is just for my writing. Poetry, creative writing, short stories, photography and inspiration from other writers, it will all be there. The title The Style Studies just didn’t suit my creative writing style 😛 so therefore, I’m introducing Deeper Than Words.  

Check it out and if you like what you see, follow subscribe & share! 

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