Cobalt is definitely the color of the moment, and 11 celebs showcased various ways to work the eye-catching hue into our color palettes. From suits to jackets and flirty frocks, cobalt is a bold hue that fuses well itself with neutrals as well as other colors. If you are on the hunt for a playful cobalt dress like Irina Shayk, printed cobalt like Olivia Palermo, or prefer to accessorize with just a pop of brilliance like Alice Eve, we are sure you'll fall in love with this bright blue. See how these 11 A-listers rocked this bold hue, then shop our picks to find your favorite cobalt pieces and unleash your inner trendsetter.
In developing its new promotional approach, Carol's Daughter took a look at the latest US Census data, which reveal that more people are checking the "other" box (or multiple boxes) when it comes to race. To reflect the diversity of the population, the beauty brand has launched a polyethnic campaign. "When I say polyethnic, I mean women who are made up of several ethnicities," the brand's Steve Stoute told WWD. "If you ask them what they are, they're going to use a lot of different words to describe themselves."
The new campaign will feature Selita Ebanks, who is of African, Indian, Irish, and Jamaican heritage; Solange Knowles, who is of African-American and French Creole descent; and Cassie, who is of Filipina and black ancestry. "Today, people are blended, and I think the three of us are a prime example," Selita explained. "Women in my family range from vanilla to the deepest chocolate."
Expect to see the models' ads out in June, along with a complete repackaging of the line rolling out by next year. Also, Mary J. Blige, who enjoyed much success with her Carol's Daughter-aligned My Life fragrance, is set to follow up with a flanker scent, My Life Blossom, slated for an August release.
Cassie kept it sassy at the VMAs by donning a plunging silk floral print minidress and killer metallic peep-toe booties. As if that weren't enough, the singer adorned her wrists with matching diamond cuffs, her ears with spunky earrings, and topped it all off with a bright yellow clutch. Is it too much or just right?
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Back in July, we saw Cassie with etches on the shaved side of this disconnected haircut, but tonight she's keeping that side soft and smooth, letting the longer part stand out with a little curl and some rolled texture. While it might seem like she doesn't have a whole lot of options with this distinctive cut, as evidenced by tonight's look, she most certainly does. Someone give kudos to Cassie's stylist for creating two looks in one. As for the makeup, it's all about the smoky eye and pink glossed lips. Are you a fan of Cassie's funky short and long twisted style or are you more of a traditional gal?
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Cassie and I would have had hella fun at Studio 54 — but we would have had to coordinate clothes because she donned a 54 Jumpsuit last night at The September Issue premiere in NYC and I bought my Rachel Rachel Roy one last night. Great minds . . .
I am super stoked to flaunt mine. I know jumpsuits are trendy, but this classic black one says staying power, and dance party, to me. I was envisioning mine with strappy metallic sandals and sexy jewelry, but platform boots and hot pink nails are a fun Fall option.
As the end of the season approaches, you might expect wine-toned polishes, deeper hues of blue, or smoky taupes making an entrance. But with the warm weather still going strong, it looks like bright, fun colors haven't fallen by the wayside just yet. After catching a glimpse of Kim Kardashian wearing vivid, bubble-gum pink a few days ago, I was reminded of other ladies sporting some seriously pink nails in recent weeks.
To get the look, try OPI La Paz-itively Hot ($7), OPI Holy Pink Pagoda! ($7), or China Glaze Laced-Up ($5).
Tough-girl style is on the rise, as evidenced by the small but growing number of women who are pounding their heads against a Wahl. Using clippers to shave half of their hair off, they're channeling a look that's equal parts Tank Girl, Vanilla Ice, and punk-rock scene queen Rihanna, who just lopped off half of her hair, leaving some volume up top. Before her, Cassie shaved some designs into her shorn hair. London model Alice Dellal arguably revived the half-and-half hair trend last year, and now that official Bella girl crush Kate Lanphear has cropped her coif, it's only a matter of time before others follow suit.
Louis Vuitton threw a party in New York to celebrate the launch of the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing. Any reason to party, right? A handful of PYTs showed up, most of them wearing at least one piece from the house. Jessica Szohr wore the Fall '09 platforms with a lace dress and military jacket; Cassie rocked the green tulip skirt and Loubs; Miranda Kerr carried the gold clutch along with a ruffle dress; Whitney Port looked sophisticated in a Rachel Comey LBD and pearl chain necklace; and a pregnant Adriana Lima wore a misty chiffon dress. Only one can be most Fab, who's it gonna be?
Singer Cassie rocked an edgy, punk crochet look at the BET Awards last night. I love how glam the lacy pattern looks in black, and Cassie's punk-inspired half-shaved head accentuates the singer's beauty while letting fans know that she's not to be trifled with. Inspired, I set out to find some similar looks.
Of course, my hero Tord Boontje would have a lamp that would fit Cassie to a T. His Artecnica Come Rain Come Shine Light ($4,950) has the same lacy, edgy glamour as Cassie's BET Awards ensemble.
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Jay-Z walked arm in arm with his work and play partner Beyonce Knowles as they left Cipriani's and headed to Diddy's L'Uomo Vogue cover party at 1OAK in NYC last night. Name-changing Diddy may have given Beyonce some inspiration for her upcoming double album, half of which she recorded under her pseudonym, Sasha Fierce. She said, "I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage, this alter ego that I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am." This isn't the first we've heard of Sasha, but Beyonce seems to be embracing "the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side" more than ever. While Beyonce seems plenty glamorous herself, it'll be fun to see how the two halves of the double album line up with her dual personas.