Secret Collaboration With Rihanna and H.E.R?

Rihanna and H.E.R. Are Working on ‘Secret Projects’

While she wouldn’t say exactly what they are, when asked if the projects include a music collaboration, she smiled and said, “something like that.”

Watch H.E.R. (real name Gabi Wilson) mention the upcoming projects at the 8-minute mark in the video below.

Her identity remains unknown as she prefers to remain anonymous and only be represented by her music.

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Naomi Campbell Will Be Honored with 2018 CFDA Fashion Icon Award

Naomi Campbell has been a fashion icon for decades, but in 2018 she’ll officially be recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America

via Complex:

On Thursday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced Campbell would receive the highly coveted Fashion Icon Award at the June 4 CFDA Awards in Brooklyn. The legendary model expressed her gratitude for the honor, as well as all the support she’s received from the American fashion industry.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the CFDA with this year’s Fashion Icon Award,” she said in a statement to the CFDA. “Being from London, my personal style has always been tremendously influenced by both the dynamic, ever-changing nature of street culture and the music scene. I grew up in this industry and I’m forever grateful to the iconic American fashion designers who have supported me and celebrated me throughout my career.”

Nearly a decade after she made her first “public appearance” in Bob Marley’s 1978 “Is This Love” music video, Campbell landed a contract with Synchro Model Agency at the age of 15. She would go onto become one of the most recognizable faces in the industry, appearing on runways for Chanel, Versace, Valentino, and Victoria’s Secret. She was also the first black model to appear on the covers of Vogue Russia and France as well as Time magazine.

“From enfant prodige to Goddess of Fashion,” CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said. “Naomi represents beauty, activism and joie de vivre.”

Previous Fashion Icon Award recipients include Rihanna, Pharrell, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga.

Naomi should’ve been honored with this distinction YEARS ago , wayyyt before any of the above named just to be real. She’s been SLAYIN sh*t FOREVA

Black Women Are The True Pioneers Of Acrylic Nails 

Think back to the moment when you got your first manicure or the time your mother gave you the okay to get acrylic nails. How did it make you feel? Powerful? Feminine? Grown up?

For most young Black women, getting our nails done is the ultimate act of self-love and care. And with the success of TV shows like Claws and Boss Nails, acrylic nails are having a beauty resurgence.

The modern acrylics we see today on influential stars, like Rihanna, Zendaya and Keke Palmer, are less than 70 years old. But it’s well-documented that Black women have been wearing artificial nails for decades — long before acrylics became mainstream.

Actually, you can thank a dentist named Frederick Slack Jr. for the invention of acrylics. In the 1950s, he broke his nail and used different chemicals and dental acrylics to create an artificial-looking nail to go over his old one. Of course, the trend trickled down to the African-American community and was very prominent in Hip-Hop culture in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

1966

Donyale Luna was the first Black model to appear on the cover of Vogue, and she sported acrylic nails in Twen Magazine in 1966.

1970s

Legendary singer and actress Diana Ross paired her signature red lip with red artificial nails. She soon swaped the long, round shapes she wore in the ‘70s for more of a square shape in the ‘80s. 

1979

Singer-songwriter Millie Jackson wore red talon-esque nails on the cover of her album A Moment’s Pleasure.

1980s

Olympic track star Florence Griffith-Joyner’s claws were often the topic of discussion, even more so than her athleticism. Having worked as a nail tech, Flo-Jo brought her skills to the track, wearing four-to-six inch acrylic nails.

1990s

Although many R&B stars wore long acrylic nails in the ‘90s, it was girl group SWV who was most known for it, especially lead singer Coko. As a young child, growing up in a religious home, Coko rebelliously began growing her nails long. By the time SWV hit the music scene, her curved nails often commanded more attention than her incredible voice.

1998

Janet Jackson embraced pierced acrylic nails in the ‘98 video for Busta Rhymes’ sensuous song, What’s It Gonna Be

Today, there are more than six different nail shapes, including almond, square, coffin, oval and, the increasingly popular, stiletto. Not to mention, today, nail art enthusiasts can glam their digits up with jewelry, rhinestones and different painting techniques.

This Article Was Originally Featured on Essence.com

Who Wore It Better?! Rihanna vs. Trina

The dopest shades of the season come courtesy of Dolce Gabbana , these oversized Spring 2018 crystal embellished D&G frames have been spied on Rihanna and Trina.

Rihanna rocked hers with Fenty Beauty’s red Stunna Lip Paint

While Trina accessorized with lots of bling, nude lips and bold red hair.

Both ladies looked 🔥 but tell us…who wore them better?!

SZA Is The New Model For Fenty Beauty

The Grammy-nominated artist popped up on the Instagram for Rihanna’s beauty line.

Shade: #MIDNIGHTWASABI. | Hold your wigs! #MATTEMOISELLE comin’ 12/26.

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On Tuesday, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line announced Mattemoiselle, a new line of lipsticks. This evening, the Fenty Beauty Instagram account shared a portrait of SZA modelling one of the new shades. Check out the photo above. Rihanna previously collaborated with SZA on “Consideration,” a song from 2015’s ANTI.

SZA debut album Ctrl have five nominations at the 2018 Grammys, the most of any woman this year.

Fenty Beauty’s New Lip Paint Goes On Sale Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving day as we sit around the table sharing all the amazing things we are thankful for in life, we can go ahead and add Fenty Beauty to the list of things we want this season because their lip paint “STUNNA” will finally be released on November 23, 2017 at 12am.

The packaging is popping,Ive seen the Barbabos beauty herself apply it with ease and  let’s just say we are already obsessed with this fierce red and can wait to “slay” with Stunna this holiday season! 

The new longwear lip paint can be found at Fenty Beauty  for $24. 

Met Gala 2017 Red Carpet Arrivals

The theme for this year is “Commes Des Garçons”

Lala Anthony wearing Thai Nguyen Ateluer 🔥

Priyanka Chopra is GIVING me life in this Ralph Lauren get up 🎯🎯🎯

Cassie and Diddy

Traci Ellis Ross

Okay sis! Solange is all bundled up for the Met Gala 👑👑👑👑 She definitely nailed the theme!

Zoe Kravitz in Oscar De La Renta ✔✔

Hailey Baldwin in House Of Herrera ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Rita Ora HAS ARRIVED! Yassss 👑👑👑 Slaying in Marchesa of course

Rihanna tho 🔫🔫🔫

Zendaya is mind blowin

Mary J. Blige 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Kendu who?

My GOODNESS 🙌🙌🙌🙌 Janelle Monae