ICYMI: Woman body-slams man who groped her

It was the video seen ’round the world.

21-year-old Emelia Holden was working at pizza restaurant Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah, Ga., when ELLE says the server was groped by customer Ryan Cherwinski. Grabbing her backside in an overt manner, ELLE reports what happened next is what earned Holden the praise and support of many a viewer: she “grabs him by the shirt collar and slams him into a nearby counter.”

All caught on the restaurant’s security camera, ELLE said Holden at first thought it was one of her friends pulling the move, but “his hand went further than it should have so I was thinking, ‘There’s no way a stranger just did that.'”

Not only did she defend herself, ELLE reports she also called the police.

“The guy claimed that he was just trying to push me out of the way and, ‘Oh, I barely touched you,'” she told People. “Once the police saw the video, they immediately arrested him. There was no doubt that he did it.”

Cherwinski was charged with sexual battery, and Holden…well, she holds a special place in our hearts.

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Fenty debuts limited-edition highlighter

Finding a new highlighter that is quality is like finding a diamond in the rough; finding one that also gives back is almost impossible. But thanks to Rihanna’s latest release, both are a reality.

According to ELLE, the multi-hyphenate’s Fenty Beauty teamed up with her nonprofit — the Clara Lionel Foundation — to create a limited-edition highlighter called “Diamond Ball-Out.” Named after her foundation’s annual Diamond Ball, ELLE says the highlighter is a platinum shade that “features the same weightless, cream-to-powder formula and highly-pigmented shimmer of the OG Killawatt shades.”

As if the formula and shade weren’t enough, ELLE reports that 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of the highlighter “will be donated to the Clara Lionel Foundation to aid in the organization’s education, health, and global advocacy programs around the world.”

Running concurrently with the highlighter’s release is a contest that has as the grand prize the chance for one fan and their guest to attend the Diamond Ball on Sept. 13; to enter, ELLE says “each dollar spent on the limited-edition highlighter equals one entry towards the contest so the more you spend, the better your chances.”

Ready for this covetable and charitable new product? ELLE says it drops on Aug. 1.

Nyong’o, Ronan bare it all as stars of Calvin Klein campaign

A new fragrance means a new set of models, and the Calvin Klein brand chose two of the most recognizable actors to front its new campaign.

According to ELLE, to help spread the news about the brand’s first fragrance — aptly called “Woman” — under creative director Raf Simons, Calvin Klein selected Lupita Nyong’o and Saoirse Ronan to front its adjoining campaign, which is directed by artist Anne Collier.  Featuring “both striking, minimalist portraits of the award-winning actresses alongside women they have personally been inspired by,” ELLE says “Nyong’o chose Eartha Kitt and Katharine Hepburn, while Ronan picked Sissy Spacek and Nina Simone.”

With a fragrance that Simons says is inspired by “freedom of expression” and “the transmission of strength and inspiration from woman to the next,” ELLE reports that the creative director said its campaign is centered around the theme of embracing and owning one’s femininity.

“The campaign is an exploration of femininity—a group of women bonded by a common thread,” said Simons, “the desire to have the power to create their own identity, and to support and lead the way for those that come after them.”

Click here to shop the fragrance.

 

Cabello launches L’Oreal makeup collection

Make room in your makeup bags, because a new cosmetic collection has just arrived, courtesy of Camila Cabello and L’Oreal Paris.

According to ELLE, the “Never Be The Same” singer is making sure your makeup bag will never be the same with her collaboration with L’Oreal, named after and inspired by her other hit, “Havana.” The 14-piece collection covers all the major product categories, says ELLE, including “eye shadows, brow products, lip gloss, and L’Oréal’s first liquid bronzer.”

With shimmery shadows and sweet “lip dews” that are sure to give you a summery makeup look all season (and all year) long, ELLE says the collection delivers all of this priced at $15 and under. Adding to its accessibility is its availability around the world, giving those in 18 other countries — Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, and the U.K., according to ELLE —  a taste of Havana.

As for Cabello herself, the line is all about offering shoppers a piece of herself in some fun packaging:

“The process of getting to build a line from the ground up and getting to pick out the shades, and the fragrance of the lip glosses, and the packaging design has been an incredible experience,” she told ELLE. “I just knew I wanted to make a makeup line that was natural. If I’m not on stage or doing an award show performance, I really don’t like wearing a lot of makeup. I feel like this line is really an expression of what I would wear. It’s glowy and simple.”

To learn more about the line, click here.

Fenty unveils new summer products

If we needed another reason to love summer beyond the sunshine and warm weather, Rihanna just gave us one: a new Fenty release.

According to ELLE, the multi-hyphenate has announced a new Fenty eye product collection, which mainly includes eyeshadow, eyeshadow primer and liquid liner. Making its debut on July 6, ELLE says the collection features the Moroccan Spice palette — the brand’s second-ever eyeshadow palette, following the Galaxy palette last year” — which offers “diamond-shaped shimmer and matte shades in toasty hues.”

Matte shades in the eyeshadow palette include a warm terra cotta, charcoal and even a dusty mauve, while the shimmery shadow look to be a bit more fun, with a sparkly emerald making an appearance in the palette.

Beyond the palette, ELLE says the collection will include a Pro Filter Eye Primer to hold onto all of that gorgeous eyeshadow color, as well as eyeshadow brushes to get the perfect eye look. Finishing off the look is what ELLE says is a “long-wear liquid liner that’s formulated to be water-resistant with a satin sheen” that is aptly named Flyliner.

Ready to shop the new products? ELLE says the collection will be available for purchase at Sephora, as well as Harvey Nichols and on Fenty Beauty’s website.

Crayon brand launches makeup collection

If the colors of your childhood crayon box inspired your current passion for makeup, brace yourself: a famous crayon brand has just unveiled their very own collection of cosmetics.

According to ELLE, Crayola has launched their new Crayola Beauty line exclusively with British retailer ASOS.com, complete with packaging that will take your back to your grammar school days. Adding to the nostalgia of the line are the product names, will ELLE says include all of the familiar Crayola crayon shades, such as “Fuzzy Wuzzy, a dusty rose” and “Tumbleweed, a cool beige.”

The 58-piece collection is also all vegan, reports ELLE, and offers a range of products that include “face crayons, lip and cheek crayons, color-changing lip crayons, highlighters, mascaras, palettes and brushes.”

And, keeping true to its color-centric brand, ELLE says each color is highly pigmented, offering a saturated, bold look — a look that will be easy to achieve when the line boasts 95 shades to choose from.

Adding to the line’s accessibility beyond the number of shades available are two factors: price and intended audience. While pieces from the collection range between $15 and $40, ELLE reports that a press release “notes the collection is gender fluid and the campaign photos reflect that spirit with both men and women wearing the products.”

What more could you ask for in a makeup collection?

To shop, click here.

 

Markle marches down aisle on her own terms

In what is likely the most highly-anticipated event of the year, American actor Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to be married to Prince Harry — and that walk was certainly one to remember.

According to ELLE, the new royal made her way down the aisle in bold fashion, first entering St. George’s Chapel on the arm of her mother, Doria Ragland. As she reached the Quire — or the part of the chapel “where the main royal wedding guests are seated” — ELLE reports that Markle escorted by Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles of Wales.

While Markle did have company making her way to the alter, ELLE says she made much of her trip alone, “making a feminist statement by being alone for the majority of her walk.”

Not only that, but Markle was not “given away” by Prince Charles, but instead walked to Harry on her own — something that CNN reports as being a historic move.

“No other royal bride in the UK has walked unescorted down the aisle at their wedding ceremony,” CNN says. “Markle’s decision indicates that she wishes to assert herself as a strong, independent woman who is prepared to challenge royal norms.”

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!

Mall brands to release extended-size collections

While there used to only be a handful of specialty shops for extended-size clothing, these days, some major clothing brands are ditching their narrow size ranges in favor of offering fashion for all.

According to ELLE, some well-loved mall brands are releasing their very own curvy-friendly clothing collections. For example, both Madewell and sister-store J.Crew have both announced that they will extend their denim offerings to include up to a size 35, reports ELLE, even releasing a new denim style called “‘curvy high-rise skinny jeans’ which was designed especially for women with ‘an hourglass shape.'”

Target’s newest project, Universal Thread, is a whole label dedicated to plus clothing, featuring up to a size 26W, says ELLE, while LOFT’s forthcoming extended-size offerings will be a first for the brand.

Meanwhile, ELLE reports that longstanding mall brand NY & Company is taking a different approach to expanding their size range: piggybacking off of actor Gabrielle Union’s collection with the brand, NY & Company and Union are releasing a new collection called #AllTogetherNow that goes up to a size 20 and 2XL. To help the launch the collection, ELLE says Union “recruited her Being Mary Jane co-stars, Lisa Vidal, Margaret Avery, and Raven Goodwin” to help show off all the line has to offer.

All of these new extended size lines just prove that fashion is for every body because, as LOFT said, “Because no two bodies are alike–and that’s a beautiful thing.”

SZA sizzles in GAP campaign

GAP may not be the first brand to come to mind when thinking of trendy streetwear, but it might be soon, thanks to a new ad campaign.

According to ELLE, singer SZA made her debut as the star of GAP’s new Logo Remix campaign, wearing “pieces that play into this season’s twin themes of ‘80s throwbacks and logo mania.” Celebrating the brand’s 50th anniversary, Vibe says the “Archive Reissue” collection that SZA and modeling counterparts Awkwafina and Sabrina Cloudio are showing off “highlights the evolution” of the GAP logo.

Also adding to the overall groove of the ad is the music and dancing; playing in the background is SZA’s version of the classic rock song “Hold Me Now,” says Vibe, while ELLE reports that the spot’s choreography come courtesy of Tanisha Scott, a Beyoncé choreographer.

Watch the new ad here.