GapBody launches intimates designed with brides in mind

If being comfortable on your wedding day is a top priority, GapBody is here to help.

According to InStyle, Gap has just launched a “capsule collection of bras, panties, and pajamas for exclusively for brides.” Called Love by GapBody, the line offers all the sweet and dainty details that come to mind when you think ‘bridal,’ but offer a level of comfort that is far from typical when it comes to bridal undergarments.

InStyle says that pieces from the collection include “robes, pajamas, and swim cover-ups” that are “adorned with delicate lace and ribbon detailing and incorporate hints of blue,” all of which are designed with the bride in mind.

“As a brand, we encourage and empower all women to be their best self,” Gap’s Chief Product Officer Wendi Goldman told InStyle. “The Bridal Collection for Love by GapBody was designed with the bride in mind by celebrating her commitment to feeling great in her own skin and confident in her true self on her big day. We want her to love having pretty comfortable options, love wearing next to nothing, and love wearing something white or blue.”

As for the price range, InStyle says that pieces from the collection start at just $11.

Shop the collection here.

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Graham’s new swimwear campaign features paparazzi photos

Who needs a professional photoshoot when your paparazzi photos are this good? The answer for Ashley Graham was simple: she didn’t.

So when the model and author debuted her latest swimsuit collection for inclusive swimwear company Swimsuits for All, HuffPost says the collection’s campaign “features unedited and unretouched paparazzi photos of Graham wearing the new suits.”

Called the “Power of Paparazzi,” the campaign shows off an all-new nine-piece collection that, HuffPost reportsis inspired by the 1920s and its famous art-deco style, which makes its way into the collection via “leaf appliqué and gold stitching,” as evidenced by the Ritzy swimsuit and “braided details and gold beading” on the Whoopee bikini. All styles are available in sizes 4-22, according to HuffPost, and is priced between $102-$120.

While the styles are certainly different, Graham told HuffPost that the campaign was also a first for her.

“This campaign is different than any other I have worked on throughout my entire career,” she said. “I hope these images instill a fearless belief in everyone to be happy in their own skin and enjoy living in the moment, no matter who is watching.”

Amen to that!

Shop the collection here.

SJP unveils ready-to-wear bridal looks

Sarah Jessica Parker is serving up some stylish bridal styles that are ready to wear right off the rack.

According to Glamour, her newest collection is a collaboration with GILT that is comprised of 10 styles that are “perfect for the ‘modern, nontraditional bride'” and will keep the bride dressed in style “from the bridal shower all the way through the reception,” and even serve to dress any bridesmaid or wedding guest.

The collection ranges in style, size and price, says Glamour, with styles including everything from jumpsuits and bodysuits to cutout backs that come in atypical wedding colors like black, red and blue. Each style will be available in sizes ranging from sizes 0–14 and XS–L, according to Glamour.

What’s more is that along with the release of the bridal styles come the release of 15 existing SJP Collection shoe styles — like the ever-popular Cosette and Fawn styles — in that Glamour says will come in “an exclusive new selection of colors and heel heights, to pair with the bridal collection.”

As for the prices on these bridal styles, Glamour reports that the clothing will sell on GILT for between “$295 for the sleeveless, bow-back bodysuit to $2,395 for the full-length embroidered gown,” while the shoes are priced between $350 and $485.

View looks from the collection here.

 

 

Pat McGrath Labs launches new lip gloss

Time to make some space in your makeup bag, because a brand-new lipgloss is here just in time to polish off your spring looks.

According to Fashionista, Pat McGrath Labs has just released a new line of 14 “blindingly shiny, intensely  moisturizing, beautifully pigmented” lip gloss shades. Called “Lust,” McGrath explained that the product was designed to be both easy and luxurious.

“I wanted to have something really comfortable and easy and fun to wear the way that a lip balm is,” she told Fashionista. “The fact that it’s non-sticky, the fact that there’s a little oil in [the formula] gives you that comfort. It’s just so easy to apply.”

The gloss marks the first time McGrath has released pigmented glosses, says Fashionista, which include a range of colors from “creamy nudes to pigmented reds and pinks to holographics.”

As for how much these glosses cost, Fashionista reports that individual glosses “will retail for $28 a pop, and will also be sold in four-piece kits, separated into warm and cool tones ($95) and a comprehensive 14-piece set which includes every shade ($325).”

Available May 10, you can shop the line here.

Kardashian takes on Congress for cosmetics regulations

Kourtney Kardashian recently traded in sun-soaked California for a trip to Washington, D.C. to take on Congress.

According to ELLE, Kardashian met with “several members of congress to lobby for better regulation of beauty products” through her work with the Environmental Working Group, which “currently has a big #beautymadebetter initiative pushing for federal law to ensure stricter screening of personal care products made with chemicals linked to cancer, allergies, and other harmful effects.”

With existing legislation unchanged since 1938ELLE says the eldest Kardashian sister has Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on her side, offering that the guidelines need a revamp to “ensure cosmetics are safe for the American people.”

As for Kardashian, this isn’t a new effort for her; in fact, she’s long been all about ‘clean’  and non-toxic cosmetics, even “going so far as to stop wearing deodorant and DIYing her own,” according to ELLE, and even making sure that products for her folded Kardashian Beauty line were paraben and sulfate-free.

Here’s hoping Congress keeps up with this Kardashian on making beauty products safer for all!

Glamour, ASOS team up for inclusive swimsuit design

What do you get when a major magazine teams up with a clothing brand? Only the most flattering swimsuit ever.

According to Glamour, the recently-redesigned glossy has teamed up with ASOS to design the most flattering swimsuit for women sizes 14 and up. At the brand’s London headquarters, Glamour sent blogger Katie Sturino to meet with swimwear designer Amy Holden, telling her “what was missing in the market for women sizes 14 and up: bright colors, well-constructed support, bikini bottoms that weren’t up to your rib cage (thereby creating the dreaded ‘diaper butt’).”

What resulted was a one-piece underwire suit complete with adjustable straps and a high-cut bottom. And with its red, white and blue color scheme, the swimsuit serves up major superhero vibes, — because let’s face it, we’re all Wonder Woman, and don’t we deserve a swimsuit that makes us feel as much?!

To view the completed look, click hereAnd to shop the affordable new design, click here.

 

Zendaya talks Hollywood, colorism at Beautycon

Zendaya has achieved quite a bit at a such a young age: at just 21, she has had starring roles in television shows and movies, dabbled in music and is even entered the world of fashion as a designer. But with all of her success comes a responsibility, says Zendaya, and that responsibility is to pave the way for her successors.

According to HuffPost, the multi-hyphenate recently spoke in conversation with Uber’s chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John at the Beautycon Festival, taking a moment to address colorism in the entertainment industry and share some sage words about representation.

“As a black woman, as a light-skinned black woman, it’s important that I’m using my privilege, my platform to show you how much beauty there is in the African-American community,” she said, HuffPost reports. “I am Hollywood’s, I guess you could say, acceptable version of a black girl and that has to change.”

However, she said there is no need for there to only be one “acceptable version of a black girl.” In fact, she is trying to blaze a trail for increased representation and inspire others to shine their light in the process.

“We’re vastly too beautiful and too interesting for me to just be the only representation of that,” said Zendaya, according to HuffPost. “What I’m saying, it’s about creating those opportunities, sometimes. You have to create those paths. And that’s with anything, Hollywood, art, whatever.”

Amen to that.

Nail polish brand’s cap lets you try before you buy

It can be difficult to resist the urge to test out a beauty a product before you buy it, but this nail polish brand actually wants shoppers to try on a shade prior to making a purchase.

According to PopSugar, LBK Nail Polish has just released 48 shades of lacquer that come in a bottle designed to have shoppers try on the polish without ever having to open the bottle. Thanks to a special cap, PopSugar says the brand’s new polish comes “topped with a special swatched cap that looks like a painted nail” that allows shoppers to “slide your finger underneath to see what the color would look like once applied.”

But the bonuses of LBK’s polish don’t end there: PopSugar says the shades are also vegan-friendly and “seven-free,” meaning that each lacquer is “made without the toxic (but all too common) ingredients of parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), camphor, formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, and resin.”

Shopper friendly AND safe? Sign us up! Click here to peruse the brand’s offerings.

Walmart launches unicorn beauty collection

If you love the unicorn trend but don’t want to pay outrageous prices for a unicorn frappuccino, bath bomb, hair dye or bakery cake, Walmart has the perfect solution for you.

According to PopSugar, the superstore has quietly launched an exclusive eight-piece unicorn-themed beauty line by Hallu, a “small beauty brand that launched earlier this year.”

The whimsical collection features “rainbow-colored sugar scrub cubes, a unicorn horn bath bomb that rivals the one Lush used to sell, and an intriguing foam body lotion, among other adorably packaged items,” PopSugar reports, not to mention that they all carry enticing scents of mango, peach and jasmine.

As if the trendy colors and juicy scents weren’t enough, PopSugar says each piece in the collection only costs $4 or $5, making this unicorn line just as good for our skin as it is for our wallets.

 

Fallon to Fey: ‘I hope my kids grow up to be like you’

Jimmy Fallon recently used part of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to pay some high compliments to friend and former Saturday Night Live co-star Tina Fey, and it resulted in a pretty touching moment.

According to HuffPost, to commemorate the opening of Fey’s “Mean Girls” musical, Fallon had guests to show “to stand in front of a poster for the play and describe how the “30 Rock” creator inspired them” while Fey stood hidden in a back room listening and then surprising them with hugs and tears.

But, as HuffPost reportsthis wasn’t the only tear-jerking moment of the episode; Fallon said there was one more person who wanted to deliver a “heartfelt message” to Fey — him.

While his comments were not without jokes — namely, jokes about their ages — HuffPost said Fallon offered that Fey “changed [him] for the better” and serves as an example for all, including his own children.

“I met you when I was 23, I believe you were 45. And I was lucky enough to work with you and grow with you and learn from you. A lot of people in this world have dreams or goals or ideas, but not everybody goes out and fights to make them happen but you’re someone who did. You didn’t get served this, you didn’t get given this as a gift. I know firsthand, you worked so hard and found a voice and found your way, and you made your own dreams come true, and most importantly even now you’re making other people feel like they can do the same thing and change the world.

Today, I’m 27 years old and I have two daughters, and my hope for them is that they grow up to be leaders like you and that they’ll be as fearless and confident in their strengths as you are.”

Ending his remarks with a simple “I love you,” Fallon proved what we already know — Tina Fey is one for the ages.