Best Dressed at the Cannes Film Festival

It’s that time of year again. The rich, famous, and talented all flock to Cannes, France to celebrate the newest up and coming films. While promoting their films or just attending the festivities, celebrities from all over really turned out and showed the world just how fashionable they are. Here are some of our favorite looks from the festival:

Blake Lively…pretty much every day

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Victoria Beckham

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Amal Clooney

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Tanya Dyagileva

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Jessica Chastain

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All we know is if these fashions are an indicator of what fashion will look like during the rest of the year, we can’t wait!

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Saying Goodbye to a Legend: 8 Times Prince Revolutionized Fashion

Yesterday, we lost a legend. And to say that his impact was made solely on the music industry would be a lie. Prince’s legend went past his music and into society and fashion. Here are some of our favorite looks by someone we’ll never forget.

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“We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.”

Prince

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Africa’s Take on Sex and the City is Taking the World by Storm

maxresdefault1It’s been about 12 years since Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda took over our television screens on a weekly basis, and while re-run’s on E! are much appreciated, they still don’t feel like they occur often enough. Well, if you’re ready for a new take on the show to come into your life, you’re in luck.

An African City, is Ghana’s own hit-sensation that is literally sweeping the world. With episodes being broadcast on YouTube, women from all around the world have been able to connect with these successful women who sip drinks and tell give us powerful figures to learn from.

The story follows a well-educated Ghanaian woman returning to her home in Africa after spending years in New York for her education. Needless to say, we’ve been waiting for this show for entirely too long.

 

Want to check out the show? Here’s a full collection of the series!

Why Every Day Should Be International Women’s Day

CdBsh6mUkAA_UvsInternational Women’s Day took place this year on March 8th. Women from all around the world took the time to embrace the amazing contributions that women have made to the world that surrounds them.

Whether it be women making scientific discoveries, women fighting for education all around the world, women paving the way for future entrepreneurs, or women making an impact on the people in their home communities, women of all ranks were being recognized for their contributions to society.

While this day seemed to bring about a sense of community among the women of the world, it is extremely important that this community remain strong every other day of the year.

Recently, Kim Kardashian West posted a nude picture of herself on her Twitter and Instagram. Needless to say, the internet went crazy over this post. We saw men tearing her self-expression down, and we even saw women tearing her down.

While some of the people who were making claims against her were urging her to encourage young girls to focus on further their education instead of relying on their looks, others praised her for her approach on promoting body positivity. What was not covered was how important both encouraging young girls to focus on educating their minds, and to feel comfortable in their bodies truly is. Both tasks are as important as the other, and continue to be reasons as to why the world should take time to embrace the educated and empowered minds of women from all over, regardless of how they choose to express it.

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Charli XCX is a #girlboss

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We love a #girlboss who takes control and starts her own business! Badass singer/songwriter Charli XCX has recently announced the launch of her own record label called Vroom Vroom Recordings. Along with this announcement comes the release on a new EP featuring four songs with producer SOPHIE as the first project from her label. Charli says, “Vroom Vroom Recordings is my new, experimental pop label and it will combine my love for bubblegum pop with mystery and darkness.”

We’ve always admired Charli for her “I do what I want” attitude and her badass-meets-girly style, and now we are so proud of her for taking the leap to starting her own record label as well! We are excited to see what genius she will produce with Vroom Vroom Recordings.

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Now Playing: ANTI

 

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This week, Rihanna (finally) released her 9th album ‘ANTI’. The album does not include singles like ‘BBHMM’, ‘FourFiveSeconds’, or ‘American Oxygen’, however it includes her latest single ‘Work’ featuring Drake, and personal favorites like ‘Desperado’, ‘Yeah I Said It’, and ‘Needed Me’. The album is available in iTunes or on TIDAL music, where Rihanna allowed for free downloads to the first lucky members of the Rihanna Navy to listen.

 

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Taylor Swift Launches Clothing Line During Hong Kong Fashion Week

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Have you been anxiously awaiting for Taylor to drop a clothing line of her own? Well the time has come…if you live in China. The queen of pop finally released her first clothing line on Thursday, but it’s not technically available in the US as of yet.

If you were hoping for TSwift to release some of her tour outfits for a relatively cheap price, you’re out of luck. If you’re looking for some cozy sweats for your night in, she’s got you covered.

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These Young Fashionistas are 2015’s Celebrity Feminists of the Year

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Rowan Blanchard, age 14

 

 

To say that women have been making huge strides in regards to gender equality during this past year, would be an understatement. People are starting to take interest in intersectional feminism, thanks to influential women like Viola Davis (who is the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress), who pointed out just how different races and ethnicities are treated in the eyes of feminism. Intersectional Feminism is as described by the Telegraph,

the view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity. Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated, but are bound together…Examples of this include race, gender, class, ability, and ethnicity.” 

Two women who really made the mark this year, are surprisingly young. Amandla Stenberg (best known for her portrayal of Rue in the Hunger Games), age 17, and Rowan Blanchard (best known for her portrayal of Riley Matthews on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World), age 14, are this year’s Celebrity Feminists of the Year.

Stenberg is known for addressing cultural appropriation, and similarly to Viola Davis, intersectional feminism. She has acted as a guiding light for young women to learn to speak their minds and stand up for themselves.

Blanchard, who spoke at the UN Women Conference about our need for gender equality, has also addressed intersectional feminism in a very thoughtfully worded Instagram essay:

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Both of these young ladies are clearly making their mark on the world, and letting everyone know that you’re never too young to make a difference.

Our Wonderful New Addition to our Blogger Family : BRANDI

We would like to shout out our wonderful new addition to our Blogger Affiliate Program Brandi! Check out Brandi’s spotlight below and her wonderful blog
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1. What is your nickname?
Most frequently people call me B but some others have been Cognac and Bambi.
2. Provide 3 words to describe yourself
Alternative; I slag my friend about this but she once called me the “alternative friend”, Ive found its actually well suited so I stick with it.
Outgoing; A nice way of saying I just talk too much.
Restless; I don’t do well with free time so I try and keep busy.
3. What is your favorite quote?
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” From Edgar Allen Poe’s short story Eleonora.
4. Wardrobe must haves?
Textured pieces:
I prefer texture over prints. There are so many beautiful fabrics that add a dimension that prints just don’t have. An easy way of doing this is finding a tweed jacket but try experimenting a bit!
A statement shoe:
I tend to keep my bags pretty neutral so a statement shoe is my favorite way of accessorizing. A great statement piece for this season is the Elly Clay Morgan Web.
Vintage:
Make sure to have some vintage pieces, nobody else will have them. My favorite vintage shop is Porcelain and Red in London
The most important part of building your wardrobe is quality. It is better to have fewer quality pieces than 100 garments that only last a season and everyone else has.
5. Your favorite Elly Clay product?
I love my Skylar Pumps! They add a sporty feel to a killer stiletto. The color is amazing and I love the mixing of materials
6. Ultimate celeb crush?
Johnny Depp… And Kate Moss. Together or separate.
7. “I run to the dance floor when I hear_____”
I dance with or without music so pretty much anything.
8. If you had a super power what would it be?
Flying. I wouldn’t have to pay for travel and I am a sucker for a good cape.
9. Ultimate travel destination?
Tanzania, I am dying to climb Kilimanjaro. I think everyone needs to travel, it has been the best experience seeing more of the world. I am a born and raised New Yorker, and I still love my home city but living in Europe has opened my eyes to more than I could ever imagine. It has inspired me in so many different ways. Traveling is also much easier and can be much cheaper than most realize. You can check out my blog’s travel section as well as my friend Kate’s Blog Katefromthestates.com for budget traveling.
THANK YOU SO MUCH BRANDI ❤
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