Lovato leaves Instagram followers with important message

Demi Lovato has no time for being hard on herself and her body — and a recent Instagram story proves exactly that.

According to Glamour, the “Confident” singer showed her confident side in a series of posts to her Instagram story which began with a Boomerang in which she “pinched some skin on her stomach and wrote, ‘Stretch marks and extra fat..and yet I still love myself.'”

Her Boomerang posts continued, says Glamour, posting a second, full-body shot where she “swiveled her hips” and wrote “Cellulite and yet I still love myself,” with an arrow drawn toward her exposed thighs. While Glamour points out that fans jumped to point out that no traces of cellulite were visible on the image, Lovato explained that the Boomerang smoothed out her legs, thus reducing the appearance of any cellulite present.

“The point is, I have cellulite just like the other 93% of women do,” she wrote. “What you see on Instagram isn’t always what it seems to be. Let’s embrace our real selves. #iloveme.”

Lovato concluded her posting spree with another full-body, smiling mirror shot, Glamour reports, writing “No thigh gap for me and yet I still love myself.”

And with her series of posts, she showed how we all have perceived “flaws,” yet it is more than possible to love ourselves in the way we should.

Because there’s nothing wrong with being confident.

Lovato leaves makeup behind in video for ‘Vogue’

As part of Vogue‘s “American Woman” project to celebrate strong American women, singer Demi Lovato erased her makeup in powerful video that celebrates her inner fortitude and her natural beauty.

According to Today.com, the “Sorry Not Sorry” songstress slowly wipes off all of her stage-ready makeup, looking “defiant” while she “peels off her false lashes and rubs off her lipstick and eye shadow, as ironic audio from vintage makeup tutorials plays in the background.”

Revealing her fresh-faced self, Today.com says Lovato wanted to challenge the makeover myth — the idea that people need to alter their appearances to appear beautiful.

“I think society tells us we need makeovers, but why can’t we embrace the beauty that we naturally have?” she said in an interview with Vogue.

But make no mistake: Lovato likes getting dressed and made up, too, says Today.com, telling the fashion glossy that she enjoys both natural and glam looks. “I love makeup,” she said. “I love doing my hair; I have extensions, but there’s a time and a place for everything, and natural beauty needs to be celebrated.”

She concluded her video with a makeup-free and confident smile into the camera, seemingly saying that there’s nothing wrong with being confident — inside and out.

Watch the video here

Lovato to launch fall ‘Fabletics’ collection

Demi Lovato’s first collaboration with Fabletics was so nice, the duo is doing it twice, returning to the drawing board to launch an all-new fall collection.

According to a release, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer’s second collaboration with the activewear line will feature 12 exclusive outfits that are “a combination of performance and lifestyle pieces with new design elements such as contouring waist straps, paint splatter camo and vibrant heather prints.”

Featuring a bold color palette including deep magentas and bright blues, Lovato’s new collection will pack a fierce, yet feminine style into every piece, which includes everything from tops and sports bras to leggings and outwear. The collection will also be available in sizes ranging from XXS to 3X and even includes short, regular and tall lengths.

But beyond providing stylish, empowering clothing to work out and live in, InStyle reports that her second collection will also continue to support Girl Up’s School Cycle program, which “works with the United Nations Population Fund to give girls bikes to get to school safely.”

While Lovato certainly knows that there’s nothing wrong with being confident, she told InStyle that maintaining her physical health helps her in her effort to achieve good mental health.

“I’m still learning to love my body. It’s a daily thing, and I don’t think you ever learn at one point in your life, and then it’s fixed forever,” she said. “Your body changes, you change. It’s just a matter of how much you’re working on yourself. I make sure that I put my mental and physical health before work. That is what keeps me in a good state of mind.”

Lovato’s second capsule collection is available for purchase in Fabletics stores and online.

Lovato launches new collection with Fabletics

Athleticwear by Fabletics is getting a philanthropic twist, thanks to Demi Lovato.

According to Billboard, Lovato is teaming up with the Kate Hudson-owned sportswear line to produce a collection of clothing that will benefits the United Nation’s Girl Up initiative. Specifically benefiting SchoolCycleBillboard says proceeds from the line will help “give girls bicycles, spare parts and maintenance training to provide a quick and safe mode of transport to school.”

Set to launch mid-May, Billboard reports that the Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection will  have “an array of leggings and tops, followed up by a full performance line of tops, jackets, exercise bras and leggings which are set to release in August online and in-stores nationwide.”

Lovato said in a statement that the collaboration not only allows her to work with a brand that shares the same values she holds dear, it also gives her a chance to support girls around the world through fashion.

“Being involved in the creative design process while being able to have a daily impact on young girls’ lives around the world is so rewarding to me, making this initiative very dear to my heart.”

Lovato shows body love

Demi Lovato sure loves her selfie.

The “Confident” singer shared a photo on Instagram last week of her thighs, all in an effort to show that every body is a beautiful body, says ELLE UK.

“I don’t have a thigh gap and I’m still beautiful the way I am,” she wrote, according to ELLE UK, accompanying her photo with the hashtags #recovery, #selflove and #EVERYbodyisbeautiful.

The image — and Lovato’s comments — serve as a great reminder to go easy on ourselves, especially as we are inundated with online articles and photos on how to achieve the perfect beach body for summer.

She Leads, You Follow: MTV VMAs Edition

Award shows are as much about the awards and their recipients as they are about the pre-show red carpet fashion. And the MTV Video Music Awards, which took place on August 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, was no different. While the VMAs featured some zany performances and some shocking award results, the fashion on the red carpet was really what caught our attention!

In the midst of some over-the-top looks, there were some really beautiful red carpet fashions that may have been overlooked. Take for instance Demi Lovato‘s pink minidress by Nicolas Jebran. The semi-sheer dress features a pale pink geometric overlay done over sheer nude fabric, allowing for subtle peeks of skin without being too revealing. Lovato kept the rest of her look simple, letting her dress be the star of her red carpet appearance by slicking her hair back from her face and keeping her makeup dewy and soft.

Model Chrissy Teigen followed suit in an equally sexy, sheer number, stunning in what E! News reports is a black Marchesa gown with sheer panels in the skirt starting at the top of her thigh. The dress features beaded lace-like details at the bodice that cascades down into the the straight sheer skirt. Teigen completed her all-black ensemble with black teardrop earrings and a few bracelets and rings.

Hailee Steinfeld took an ultra-modern approach to her red carpet style, wearing a white jumpsuit that E! News says is designed by Stella McCartney. Steinfeld added a bid of edge to her look, pairing it with a large gold collar, a round gold clutch, and gold heels. She completed her fashion forward look with sleek pin-straight hair and dramatic eye makeup.

The last look to take our breath away came courtesy of Lily Aldridge, who wowed on the red carpet in yet another all-black ensemble featuring an ultra-low v-neckline. And if the neckline wasn’t sexy enough, her Alexandre Vauthier gown also has cutouts at the waist that extend onto her back. Aldridge let her gown speak for itself, completing her look with loose waves, natural makeup and minimal jewelry.

Although these ladies are all dressed up for the red carpet, there are certain things we can take away from their looks to apply to our daily fashion choices:

  1. Go for a deep v-neck – Demi Lovato’s sheer pink number and Lily Aldridge’s all-black ensemble both feature deep v-necklines, but they are done in different ways. Lovato’s neckline is a slimmer v-shape, flanked by pink details; this provides a little extra coverage while still opening up the neckline. Aldridge’s gown features a plunging neckline, which, while it’s a sexier look, still opens up her neckline and draws attention upward to her face and shoulders. Deep v-necklines in a top or dress not only direct attention to your face, they also lengthen your body and make you appear slimmer.
  2. Sheer doesn’t always mean revealing – Both Demi Lovato and Chrissy Teigen wore sheer styles, but they didn’t show off so much skin that it rendered the outfit too revealing. Lovato’s sheer dress shows small peeks of skin in between its pink geometric pattern, while Teigen wore a dress with a sheer skirt, which showed off her legs while covering her neck with its high neckline. If you decide to wear a semi-sheer dress, top or skirt, be sure to let the sheer details be the main focal point of the outfit; this would mean wearing a higher neckline if you’ll be wearing a sheer skirt or wearing a longer skirt if you’ll be wearing a piece with a sheer neckline.
  3. Try a statement piece – Hailee Steinfeld took a risk not only by wearing a modern jumpsuit, but also by pairing it with a statement collar. Doing this creates a very dramatic, high-fashion look, which paid off. If you want to go for a statement piece like Steinfeld’s thick collar, be sure to make that the star piece of your outfit; keep your other jewelry to a minimum to let your statement piece be the main focal point of your look. You can also take your statement piece to the next level by pairing it with a sleek modern look (like Steinfeld’s jumpsuit!) to create a bold, fashionable look.

She Leads, You Follow: Demi Lovato

If you thought floral was only for spring, think again. Singer Demi Lovato proved today that floral is as much as summer print as it is a spring print, donning a strapless floral jumpsuit in yellow, purple and blue to promote her new single “Cool For the Summer” in New York City today.  The singer paired her jumpsuit with a neon pastel yellow wing satchel, an off-white high heel sandal and an orange-coral lip.

While this may look like a difficult look to pull off, there are a few tricks that make this work. Here are some tips to remember when trying to recreate Lovato’s lovely look:

  1. Designate the lead role – In Lovato’s outfit, she clearly makes her printed jumpsuit the star of the show, keeping her accessories and jewelry fairly simple. So if you decide to go for an all-over print, be sure to keep the rest of the supporting pieces of your outfit simple; this means clean lines, classic shapes and low-key jewelry.
  2. Use your print as a blueprint – Using the print in your outfit to inspire your accessories can create a cohesive, thoughtful look. Lovato showed us exactly how to do this, pulling out the yellow from her jumpsuit to wear a similar shade in her satchel and pulling out the off-white of her jumpsuit to wear the same hue in her shoes. Although this can seem like being too “matchy-matchy,” it actually makes her outfit look more complete. And since none of the color she chose to carry over into her accessories were the main colors in the print, it helped to accent those colors in a way that the print alone did not.
  3. Introduce a bold color in a subtle way – When wearing a bold, all-over print like Lovato’s, you would normally want to work with only the colors in that print. But Lovato also worked a contrasting color into her look — coral. However, she wore the coral in a lipstick, providing only a hint of the strong color so it wouldn’t compete with the rest of her look. So if you have a favorite bold lipstick shade that you want to wear with your colorful printed look, you definitely can! Just take Lovato’s lead and make sure that it is bold enough to be noticed, but soft enough to not compete with the other colors in your outfit.