Gaga reportedly has a makeup line in the works

Mother Monster may be in the process of creating her first makeup line.

That’s according to Harper’s Bazaarwhich is reporting that Lady Gaga‘s company Ate My Heart Inc. had filed a trademark back in January for something named “Haus Beauty.” The trademark, says Harper’s Bazaar, covers “everything from cosmetics to perfumes, colognes, and even skincare.”

While Harper’s Bazaar says that even though all signs are pointing to a forthcoming beauty line, a filed trademark doesn’t guarantee a finished product — or line of products.  But if her recent Instagram posts hold any secrets, cosmetics are almost definitely coming; Harper’s Bazaar points out that the singer and actor has been sharing several selfies that have pink and red lipsticks as their central focus.

But only time will prove the validity of the speculation — and here’s hoping it’s true!

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Beyoncé unveils Coachella pop-up shop

If you can’t stop thinking about Beyoncé’s epic — and history-making — performance at Coachella, you can now own a piece of the show, thanks to a new pop-up shop.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, “Beychella” merchandise is now up for sale in an online pop-up shop, featuring a pieces inspired by her performance that show off “the same lettering and panther logos that adorned her Coachella wardrobe.”

One tee — the Nefertiti T-shirt — shows just one of Beyoncé’s stunning Balmain looks from the show, says Harper’s Bazaar, while other sweatshirts and T-shirts display what looks like it was “inspired by US university fraternity logos, which typically employ Greek lettering.”

Pieces start around $35, and will be available until mid-May, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

 

 

Beckham embarks on first Reebok collection

When you think “Victoria Beckham,” there’s a pretty good chance that words like “posh” or “fashion” pop into mind. But what about the word, “athleticwear”?

Well, now you can associate Posh Spice herself with the very word, because the first photos of her debut collection with Reebok have been released, and they all depict an ‘ode to Shaquille O’Neal,’ according to Harper’s Bazaar. So far, the photos show ’90s-inspired athleticwear modeled by Beckham and O’Neal, whose height disparity is on full display while standing next to the 7-foot-1 basketball giant.

Wearing matching looks from the collection, Harper’s Bazaar says Beckham shared photos of the unlikely duo in a series of Instagram posts, giving a peek of Shaq-inspired T-shirts, as well as her son Romeo wearing a sweatshirt from the line featuring a silhouette of Shaq delivering a signature slam dunk.

As for the specifics of the line, Harper’s Bazaar reports that the unisex line is will be available “soon,” and is the first installment of her collaboration with Reebok, which is rumored to include both apparel and footwear and debut later this year.

Cardi B to design Fashion Nova line

Cardi B is on top of the world right now: her new rap album “Invasion of Privacy” recently debuted to rave reviews, she made her first Saturday Night Live appearance AND in the same night, revealed that she’s pregnant with her first child.

But that’s not all this rapper has going on: according to Harper’s Bazaar, Cardi recently announced the launch of her collaboration with Fashion Nova, an ” online retailer for women’s clothing that Cardi has been wearing and repping long before her ‘Bodak Yellow’ days.”

Rumored to be released in October, Harper’s Bazaar says her collection will include 80 to 100 items that Cardi designed on her own in what is Fashion Nova’s first design collaboration; pieces will range from “dresses to jeans and outerwear.”

Fashion Nova CEO Richard Saghian told Harper’s Bazaar that Cardi isn’t just a good choice for their first collaboration, she’s the only choice.

“I can’t think of a better fashion icon for our first design collaboration than Cardi B,” he said. “Cardi loves the brand and was wearing it before she became famous. She’s the ultimate fashion muse and has incredible style.”

Can’t wait to see what this muse dreams up for the collection!

Needleman named ‘Harper’s’ editor at large

Sometimes, you need a change — in your style, career and life. And for Deborah Needleman, that change is coming in the form of a new job.

According to Fashionista, the former editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine has been tapped to become an editor at large for Harper’s Bazaar. Effective immediately, Fashionista says Needleman will report to Harper’s editor in chief Glenda Bailey and will be “responsible for contributing story ideas.”

Previously, Fashionista says Needleman served as an editor for WSJ magazine and also was a founding editor at Domino.

Hadid teams up with Stuart Weitzman for new shoe collaboration

Celebrity shoe collections seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but none are quite like the latest collaboration between Gigi Hadid and Stuart Weitzman.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, the model worked alongside the famed shoe company’s new creative director, Giovanni Morelli, to create a line of mules that “reflect her own fashion sensibility.” So far, the collaboration offers two styles, says Harper’s Bazaar, which include “the EyeLove (in ballet and deep indigo suede, with one eye motif) and the EyeLoveMore (in frosted grey suede with multiple eyes) – each lined with shearling.”

Working off of an evil eye motif, Hadid told Bazaar that adding the symbol to her shoe designs is about much more than making a fashion statement.

“The evil eye is a powerful symbol meant to protect those who wear it from negative energies,” she said. “It’s emotionally comforting and beautiful and captivating to look at.”

While pieces from the line are not modest — they range from about $638 (£480) to about $765 (£575) — the collection isn’t all about high fashion and high price tags. In fact, Bazaar says that the line continues their long-standing relationship with Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that “aims to increase educational opportunities in the developing world.” The Hadid and Weitzman collection has already committed $105,000, says Bazaar, which will help build schools in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos.

Fashion and philanthropy — what could get better!

JLaw lays down the law on body image

It’s no secret that Hollywood is dominated by the ultra-thin and the hyper-glamorous. But according to Jennifer Lawrence, this image is far from reality.

ELLE reports that the Joy actress sat down with Harper’s Bazaar for an interview accompanying her May 2016 cover, and said that we have grown accustomed to seeing “the underweight” and deeming it normal.

She used her own body as an example. “Everybody says [to me], ‘We love that there is somebody with a normal body!’ … I’m like, ‘I don’t feel like I have a normal body.’ I do Pilates every day. I eat, but I work out a lot more than a normal person. I think we’ve gotten so used to underweight that when you are a normal weight it’s like, ‘Oh, my God, she’s curvy.’ Which is crazy.”

Because of this, Lawrence argued that Hollywood’s standard of “normal” needs to be redefined. “The bare minimum, just for me, would be to up the ante,” she said, according to ELLE. “At least so I don’t feel like the fattest one.”

With such skewed standards of normalcy, Lawrence’s point proves that much work needs to be done to create an accurate, yet unrestricted definition of beauty that celebrates all shapes, sizes and ethnicities.

She Leads, You Follow: British Fashion Awards Edition

The boldest and the best of British fashion took to the red carpet on Nov. 23 for the British Fashion Awards of 2015. The annual event, which began in 1989 to honor prominent figures in British fashion whose contributions have transcended far beyond the UK, was held at the London Coliseum and saw the likes of Anna Wintour and Victoria Beckham in attendance. But some attendees stood out among the rest for their impeccable style.

First to catch our eye in a sophisticated white ensemble was model Arizona Muse. She floated down the red carpet in this ethereal two-piece gown, featuring a beaded elbow-length crop top and a cascading solid white skirt. A silver frame clutch, a red lip and a classic updo completed her stunning look.

Black and white was far from boring when model Jourdan Dunn walked the red carpet of the British Fashion Awards in this striking number. Featuring a mock-neck and cutouts at her waist and back, this gown revamped the classic combination. Dunn paired her look with a simple silver strappy heel and a few bold rings.

Actress Kate Beckinsale opted for an all-black ensemble for the evening’s festivities, wearing an open-back dress with black heels and a black clutch. She completed her look with her signature high ponytail updo.

Capping off our favorite looks of the night was model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who stunned in a silver encrusted Burberry gown with a plunging neckline. Chandelier earrings and tousled hair completed her stylish ensemble.

Although these lovely ladies are dressed for a night to celebrate British fashion’s elite, there are some things we can take away from their style to apply to the way we dress every day:

  1. Simplicity is key – One of the unifying factors among all four of these looks is that they are all fairly simple; while they may have beading, cutouts or interesting necklines, they don’t feature overwhelming prints or over-the-top accessories. Each look has one interesting focal point, to which all other things play a supporting role: for Muse, it’s the beaded crop top; for Dunn, it’s the cutouts; for Beckinsale, it’s the back detail; for Huntington-Whiteley, it’s the plunging neckline. All of the other details of their outfits — from their hair to their jewelry to their shoes and accessories — enhance instead of detract from the focal points of their looks.
  2. Neutrals are interesting – Another common theme among these looks is their color: they are all done in neutral colors. From black and white, to all white, to all black, to silver, these looks are all neutral, but still so appealing. Why? Because of the shape of the gowns and their intricate details. While some have interesting cutouts, others have elaborate beading either at the bodice of the gown or all the way through. These gowns also have inherent shape-creating structures; Muse’s crop top accentuates her waist, while Dunn’s and Beckinsale’s cutouts do the same. Huntingon-Whiteley’s plunging neckline not only frames her face, it also acts as a pointing device to her waist, making it appear even smaller. Details like these are small, but they make all the difference.

Take Her Look [For Less]

When a women’s fashion magazine hosts a red carpet event, you can be certain of two things: that some very powerful and talented women will be in attendance and that they will be dressed to impress. And such was the case when Harper’s Bazaar UK held their Women of the Year Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in London.

British icon honoree Kate Winslet stunned prior to the awards in what InStyle says is a black and white Roland Mouret asymmetrical sheath dress. Winslet paired her classic look with black pointed-toe pumps, some simple gold jewelry and a black clutch.

While Winslet’s look oozes a simple elegance, its price tag is anything but simple. Her Roland Mouret dress, the Beadle Stretch Crepe Sheath Dress, is available at Neiman Marcus for a lofty $2,295. If you love this look as much as we do, there’s still hope to make this look yours despite its high price — read on to see how we attempted to recreate her entire look for under $250.

Winslet’s Roland Mouret frock is certainly unique, so finding something to mimic the look was not easy, but we finally landed on the Vesper Sexy Pencil Dress with Bow Tie Waist from ASOS. While the dress doesn’t have similar cap sleeves, it does share its curve-hugging sheath silhouette, with white colorblocking on the same side as Winslet’s dress and in a diagonal pattern reminiscent of her dress. The other major difference — the price. This dress will only set you back $103.91.

The Vesper Sexy Pencil Dress with Bow Tie Waist, found on Asos.com.

The Vesper Sexy Pencil Dress with Bow Tie Waist, found on Asos.com.

Simple black pumps will take this classic look to the next level, and there’s no better shoe for the job than the Jessica Simpson Vivienne Pump from DSW. Done in a similar pointed-toe shape, these look-alike pumps will complete your look for only $69.95.

The Jessica Simpson Vivienne Pump, found on DSW.com.

The Jessica Simpson Vivienne Pump, found on DSW.com.

Completing our look for less is a black clutch, and not just any black clutch — the Sondra Roberts Mesh Ball Clutch from DSW. This embellished clutch upgrades the basic black evening bag, and it will upgrade your look for only $49.95.

The Sondra Roberts Mesh Ball Clutch, found on DSW.com.

The Sondra Roberts Mesh Ball Clutch, found on DSW.com.

Although Kate Winslet’s Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards look cost upwards of $2,295, we managed to recreate her entire look for only $223.81. Add your favorite gold jewelry, and you’ll have taken her look for your own.

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

New York City plays host to a flock of celebrities, models and designers each time Fashion Week rolls around. And this Fashion Week was no different, with model and actress Emily Ratajkowski stopping by the festivities to host her own star-studded event on Sept. 10 at Soho House in New York City to celebrate her edition of harper by Harper’s Bazaar with the magazine’s executive editor Laura Brown.

Ratajkowski attended the party in what Harper’s Bazaar reports is are Calvin Klein Collection separates — a white crop top and high-waisted wide-legged trousers. She  styled her sleek look with straight hair and soft, natural makeup.

Ratajkowski’s white-hot crop top ensemble is the definition of chic, but if you love this look, you’ll be disappointed to know that the exact Calvin Klein Collection separates remain elusive online. However, other crop tops and pants in the Fall 2015 collection retail anywhere from $850 to $1,150 and from $1,995 to $2,495 respectively. Just because the exact pieces cannot be located doesn’t mean you still can’t recreate her look for yourself, and that’s where we come in — we’ve found all the pieces necessary to recreate Ratajkowski’s entire look for less than even one piece from Calvin Klein Collection.

First on our shopping list was a strapless crop top worthy enough to be included in our look-alike ensemble, and we found it in the form of the Missguided V Insert Bustier Top from Asos. This top adds an extra detail with its notched hemline, which will bare a bit more of your midsection while still falling at the natural waist to define your shape. For only $44.79, this top will make an affordable foundation from which to build the rest of our look for less.

The Missguided V Insert Bustier Top, found on Asos.com.

The Missguided V Insert Bustier Top, found on Asos.com.

High-waisted wide-legged trousers will complete our reimagined look, and there’s no better pair for the job than the Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers from Missguided. Done in the same wide-legged, high-waisted silhouette, these pants will not only meet the hemline of your crop top to create a defined waist, the legs of the pant will also fall straight from your hips to the floor, creating an elongated, lean shape. These trousers will finish off your look for an easy $60.

The Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers, found on Missguidedus.com.

The Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers, found on Missguidedus.com.

Emily Ratajkowski’s all-white Harper’s Bazaar party ensemble may have an elusive price tag, but we’re sure our look-alike outfit is definitely less, coming it at $104.79. Pair your look with a sky-high heel and let your hair fall in a soft, straight style and you’ll have effortlessly recreated Ratajkowski’s look.

Happy Shopping!