Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Lion Babe and Halsey Land M·A·C ‘Future Forward’ Campaign — Featuring Their Own Products

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MAC cosmetics is launching a new Future Forward campaign, which is being described as “the first of an ongoing series of collaborations and campaigns that spotlight newer talent who are making waves within the music industry.”

For its debut , the brand selected artists Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey and Halsey — all of whom landed on the Billboard charts for the first time in 2015 —  to create their own products and represent the brand.

“It feels like a great thing to be able to support artists who are breaking through but aren’t necessarily at the top top, to push them forward,” Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director James Gager says of the initiative. “We’ve always done that sort of thing with fashion designers, and to me, it’s most interesting to introduce these artists, as well as our M·A·C fans, to new people.”

The products are a reflection of their differences.

via Billboard:

The rollout will start with Tinashe, who worked on the “Times Nine Palette” of eye shadow ($32; maccosmetics.com), which borrows names for each shade from track names like “All Hands On Deck.” “I was really intrigued by the chance to bring my creative vision to this,” says the R&B artist who is about to embark on a world tour for her forthcoming sophomore album, Joyride. “I got to design the packaging, pick out the colors and create something that I felt like I would use.”

For Detroit rapper Dej Loaf, whose rosy-nude lipglass ($15) will hit stores on April 14, the opportunity is described as an invaluable one — the first of what she hopes will be many more lucrative collaborations. “Music was just a stepping stone for me, I want to get into other things outside of music . . . creative things. This first step [with M·A·C] is a big first step,” she tells Billboard.

Perhaps the edgiest of the capsule, is a gunmetal matte lipstick ($17) by Halsey, whose blue hair, rebellious spirit and 2015 debut full-length Badlands saw her sell out Madison Square Garden (the show will happen on August 13) and collaborate with Justin Bieber.

The campaign will wrap on April 28 with a gorgeous metallic gold Liquidlast Liner ($21) by Hervey, who along with music partner Lucas Goodman is set release Lion Babe’s debut full-length Begin this year, which reportedly involved work with an all-star team that includes Pharrell Williams, Jeff Bhasker and Andrew Wyatt.

This is nothing short of awesome. I’ll definitely be picking up Def Loaf ‘s rosy-nude lipglass

Weekend Winter Style Inspirations

One thing that keeps your wardrobe looking up to date and interesting is the inclusion of un-basic basics. By this I mean basic items that have some sort of dope element to them—so in this case a sweater that has an asymmetric hemline or high waist skinny jeans. You’ll look warm , chic and of course stylish. Alot of people such as myself DONT DRESS all covered up just because it Winter (hey a little spice never hurts anyone).

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My YouTube Fave 5

They say you are what you watch lol , well idk if they say it maybe i just say it 😉. My loyal GLOWERS already know im a YouTube junkie. I spends hours weekly on YouTube watching hundreds of videos with topics ranging from celibacy , makeup tutorials , natural skincare , shopping hauls etc.

Over all the videos ive watch these 5 really round out what i love to watch and what interests me at this point in my life as a woman and blogger. I love the way MsVaughnTV videos are so cinematic , Kendra’s videos are sweet , short , and right to the point and GlamTwinzTV takes us on a journey with them through their daily life as we get to witness a great bond between 2 twin sisters

It’s also no wonder these DOPE vloggers are killing it, once you check out a video you’ll be so fascinated that you’ll soon watch another two or five. Before you know it, you’re subscribed to a channel and following them on social media. These vloggers know what it takes to be a vlogger and thats to make enjoyable content . These around the way vloggers — gain quite the loyal following — give viewers useful insight as they apply a product , use a hair tool or give life advice which makes their opinion golden and a pleasure to watch.

Heres FIVE of my favorite youtubers ….make you subscribe to their channels , you wont be disappointed 😘😘😘

MsVaughnTV

Alicia Webster

GlamTwinzTV

Jackie Aina

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Who are your FAVORITE Youtubers?

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Mos Def arrested in South Africa

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Rapper Mos Def has been arrested in South Africa while trying to leave the country with an illegal passport.

via AP:

The rapper and actor, who now goes by the name Yasiin Bey, appeared in a South African court after he was arrested at Cape Town International airport on Thursday, said Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete.

Mos Def produced an unrecognized “world passport” when he tried to leave the country, Tshwete said.

The 42-year-old entertainer entered the country on an American passport in 2013 and overstayed his visitor’s permit by 2014, the spokesman said. 

A court order to leave the country means the rapper is banned from South Africa for five years, but may appeal to officials for leniency, Tshwete said. Mos Def appeared alongside family members who were also in the country without a permit, the spokesman said.

The New York rapper has lived in Cape Town since May 2013, according to a South African newspaper, the Mail and Guardian.

 
*Update

He has 14 days to leave the country and will not be able to return for five years, though he can appeal the decision.

Weekend Winter Style Inspirations

Listen, it’s COLD here in Vegas but not as COLD as NY (Thank Gawd). Some days aren’t as cold as others but it’s still COLD. If you live somewhere that typically dips below 50 degrees regularly for a season, this is nothing new to you. It’s supposed to be cold where you are. You might even be tempted to let your good fashion sense fall to the wayside. And I totally would understand.

BUT why when you can be cute, stylish, AND warm? I’ve done winter outfit ideas and weekend outfit ideas  on the blog in the past and not sure why I neverhave but planning on it (every weekend…..i hope).

This week’s weekend winter outfit idea is an example of some of the things I love to do with clothing. I like to put together pieces that seem expected because once you put them together it’s like perfect harmony.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day 🏆🏆

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New Music: Erykah Badu – Trill Friends [Kanye West Remix]

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Erykah Badu has been super generous in the music department lately. Its been almost 2 months since she dropped her ‘But You Caint Use My Phone‘mixtape, Ms. Badu is giving us yet another dope a remix this time to Kanye West’s recently-released “Real Friends.”

Her version is called “Trill Friends” and it’s everything you’d expect from an Erykah Badu remix.

5 Hated Fashion Trends

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One would certainly argue whether fashion is art. It’s a way of expression. Whether grown and sexy, mature and intellectual or insecure and youthful; fashion is what each individual wants it to be. It’s a creative being that allows each artist to adapt, incorporate and invent. But trends? 

Aaah….trends. You know the good ole marketing ploy to get us to the mall more times often than we need to. If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m totally not the trendy type. I mean…I’m not in the malls biweekly checking for the latest and greatest products pushed by mass fashion retailers. I’m just much more interested in wearing what I like, which happens to not be dictated by designers, magazines and retail giants. Let’s also keep in mind that many trends throughout the history of fashion has morphed into timeless classics. So one could certainly argue that every fashion staple was once a trend. But for the sake of this discussion, I’m talking modern day fashion trends which many have made countless debuts on fashion faux lists. There’s a reason why I hate them. Or maybe five reasons. Here’s the rundown.

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There’s No Individuality | Everyone looks the same. I am a huge fan of individualism. I’m drawn to all things authentically creative and original. Thank goodness for options like local boutiques, vintage thrift and consignment shops and the talents of local up and coming designers. Surely you can take the same Zara blazer and sandals and put your own creative spin on it right? How is that for SNATCHED. But where there is a lack of individuality in fashion; there is personality, our outlook on the world and our sense of humor to compensate. There is hope. unpretentious

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It’s All About the Money | Yes. What better way to stimulate the economy semiannually than scouring the local malls and luxury department stores for new trends fresh off the runway from New York Fashion Week? Ooh,  brocade, metallics and radiant orchid is in this season—-let me race on down to Neimans. No thanks. I’ve got better things to do with  my money than trying to keep up with what the industry says I should be wearing to appear “cool”. Besides….it’s much much cheaper to dress me than to feed me. This pestatarian has got to eat. LOL. No but seriously….thank goodness for the thrifting phenomenon, outlets and discount stores. As I become older and what I’d like to think wiser, I’ve become a more conscious and fiscally responsible consumer.

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They Date | One minute they’re in and the next minute they’re out. I really don’t have time to keep up. If you go through your closet and do an  inventory and many of your clothes still have the original tags affixed; some of those items may more than likely be on the trendier side and were once in but have now lost their popularity. All the reasons to opt for more classics and less trends.

 Not All Trends Should be Followed | They instill a false sense of security. Some trends are simply unbecoming. Simply put. To the 60+ year old rocking a crop top, no bueno! I recently saw a 40+ year old woman sporting a pair of see-through leggings with camel toe. “Nothing makes a person look so old than trying desperately to look young”-Chanel. Some trends are specific to age, body type and even personality. So yes, they aren’t for everyone.They’re Simply Boring!

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Let’s face it, fashion should be fun. Don’t fall victim to it (I think I’ll watch The Devil Wears Prada this weekend). You’ll end up spending lots of money to replace perfectly good clothes. What isn’t Eccentric GLOW is  stepping into bankruptcy court with your Chanel bag, Christian Louboutin pumps and YSL scarf. Great style isn’t only reserved for those with access to high-end luxury. It’s ultimately about a creative sense that comes from within; while keeping an open mind for inspiration. It can come from some of the most unexpected and inexpensive places.

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