Gomez to design fall collection for Coach

If we needed yet another reason to look forward to fall fashion, Selena Gomez just gifted us one.

According to PopSugar, the multi-hyphenate and Coach brand ambassador is teaming up with Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers yet again to create a full Fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection. Launching for preorder on Aug. 14, PopSugar says the collection — which will have a pervasive “powerful feminine spirit” — will be available in Coach stores around the world by Aug. 31.

As for Gomez, she says she’s excited to continue her partnership with the brand in such a creative way.

“I am so excited to be working with Coach again,” she said in a press release. “Getting to create my own collection with Stuart has been such a fun process, and I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have been working on over the past several months.”

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Waithe steps into own skin

Sometimes, all it takes is a haircut to make you feel like the best version of yourself.

Just ask Lena Waithe, who PopSugar says recently debuted a brand-new ‘do that traded in her signature locs for a buzzed style. And for the history-making 34-year-old actor and screenwriter, shedding the extra hair made her feel “so free and so happy and so joyful, and I really stepped into myself.”

As for the decision to chop the locs, Waithe explained to Variety that the move was all about matching her outward appearance to her inner self, while also disregarding societal norms — and even stereotypes within the LGBTQIA community.

“I felt like I was holding onto a piece of femininity that would make the world feel comfortable with who I am,” said Waithe, according to PopSugar. “I think I thought for a long time, ‘Oh, if I cut my hair, I’ll be a stud, I’ll be — in the gay world, there’s a lot of categories — I’ll be a stud or I’ll be a butch.'”

With stereotypes and judgments at her back and a greater sense of confidence settling in, PopSugar says Waithe focusing on carving out a space in the world that is uniquely her own.

“If people call me a butch or say ‘she’s stud’ or call me sir out in the world — so what? So be it,” she explained. “I’m here with a suit on, not a stitch of makeup, and a haircut — I feel like, ‘Why can’t I exist in the world in that way?'”

Famous women share their ‘weight’ on Instagram

Someone’s true weight in life has nothing to do with a number on a scale — that’s the message behind this movement taking over Instagram.

According to PopSugar, the “I Weigh” movement, started by “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil, is taking over social media after she noticed back in March the comments section of a photo that discussed the weight of the Kardashian sisters.

“I clicked on the comments, and it was so many girls freaking out about their weight. Something in me snapped. Whatever you think about the Kardashians, these are still businesswomen, and even they are being reduced to nothing more than pounds and kilograms,” she told The Lily.

Taking the concept of weight and turning it on its head, PopSugar says Jamil made the “I Weigh” movement more about a person’s self-worth than their actual body weight, inspiring people to “share the gifts and struggles that they weigh, whether they’re related to religion, sexuality, or mental health, because we are so much more than our physical appearance.”

“Shameless” actress Emmy Rossum joined in and shared her own “I Weigh” photo, says PopSugar, offering that she weighs “‘drive, kindness, empathy, Jewish and proud, the courage it takes every day to overcome PTSD’ and so much more.”

Here’s to celebrating all we are — sans scales. To check out photos from the movement, click here

Schumer to launch inclusive clothing line with Leesa Evans

Amy Schumer has another project in the works, and while we are all awaiting another comedy special, what is coming is just as noteworthy.

According to PopSugar, the comedian and actor announced on Instagram that she is teaming up with celebrity stylist and costume designer Leesa Evans to create a clothing line that is designed with “all sizes and shapes” in mind.

While little details have been made available so far, PopSugar notes that Schumer offered that the line will be available at a “chill price point,” making it accessible in both size and price. Beyond this, Schumer and Evans have teamed up before to create an initiative called Stylefund, says PopSugar, which helps women “find their individual silhouette and create true confidence.”

Sounds like the duo’s new line will be consistent with their previous endeavors — and we can’t wait!

Luxury brand launches NY Yankees collection

If you love the New York Yankees and have an abundance of disposable funds, this new collection is for you.

According to PopSugar, luxury brand Gucci has just debuted a brand-new New York Yankees collection that features only the most tricked-out fan items you’ve ever seen. From baseball caps and beanies, to full-length wool scarves, PopSugar says all the pieces are emblazoned in “detailed embroidery and patch details” that include flower and butterfly appliqué.

While these ultra-fancy Yankees gear sounds enticing, they certainly come at a price: PopSugar reports that pieces from the collection clock in between $340 and $590.

Ready to shop the line? Click here to check it out.

Stila lipstick selling out for best reason

Who knew lipstick could be so empowering? Apparently Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

According to PopSugar, when the 28-year-old candidate from New York’s 14th Congressional District defeated “10-term incumbent” Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning primary victory, she did so while wearing a bright red shade of lipstick — one that caught the eye of Twitter users, who began inquiring after the happy hue.

While Ocasio-Cortez told her followers in a response tweet that the exact lipstick was Stila’s “Stay All Day” liquid lipstick in the shade “Beso,” PopSugar says the decision wear red carried more significance than readily noticeable.

“…Suffragettes in the early 1900s wore the hue while protesting for women’s right to vote,” reports PopSugar, while “in 1912, the real-life Elizabeth Arden even handed out a similar lipstick to NYC marchers as a token of unity.”

And since Ocasio-Cortez revealed her lipstick shade, PopSugar says not only has Sephora sold out of the hue, her Twitter followers shared their support by sending their photos of their own Stila lip slicks.

History-infused or not, this show of women supporting women is encouraging — and, as PopSugar points out, don’t forget to focus on what really matters: what Ocasio-Cortez’s platform is: she “supports Medicare for all, abolishing ICE, expanding LGBTQ+ rights, and creating an assault weapons ban.”

 

 

MAC debuts Aaliyah collection

Clear out your makeup bags and make some space on your vanities, because a brand-new MAC collection is ready to drop.

According to PopSugar, MAC is set to drop its new MAC x Aaliyah Collection that celebrates the life and work of late music superstar Aaliyah, something that her brother Rashad Houghton told the site came as a direct result of her fans.

“My sister’s fans, throughout the years now, have been so incredible, just being passionate about keeping her legacy alive. We, along with the MAC team, made sure that every aspect, every shade, every color was something that the fans would love. The whole line is dedicated to the fans, because that’s what my sister would want.”

Launching online on June 20 and in select stores on June 21, PopSugar reports that the collection “an illuminating bronzing powder, a nine-pan eye shadow palette, and lipsticks, liners, and glosses inspired by the singer’s iconic beauty looks and music.”

With lipstick shades like “Try Again” (a nude shade) and  “More Than a Woman” (a cool red), PopSugar says all shades in the line are inspired by her “favorite colors and personal style,” even offering up a bright red shade similar to the one she rocked in the music video for “We Need a Resolution.”

Even the line’s packaging offers a piece of the singer, says PopSugar, featuring Aaliyah’s signature over a burgundy exterior.

Ready to shop? Click here to check out the products before the drop.

Dior announces cost-effective makeup line

Designer makeup available at cost-effective prices? That’s almost unheard of. But not anymore.

That’s because Dior has just announced a brand-new, less expensive makeup line that offers “grab-and-go products meant to streamline your beauty routine,” according to PopSugar.

Called Backstage, PopSugar says the line was inspired by the products models use during Fashion Month, and with the line being designed by Dior creative and image director Peter Philips, it’s easy to see just how the line was built with Fashion Month in mind.

“My team must be capable of working anywhere in the effervescent and hectic conditions of runway shows . . . And that was the aim when I redesigned all the indispensable items in my makeup bag,” said Philips in a release. “These are efficient products that provide a professional result but are simple to apply.”

PopSugar says that the line’s 40-piece foundation collection sells for $40 apiece, while  brushes cost between $25 and $59 each and brow, cheek, eye and lip products range from $35 to $49; the line is rounded out by contour and eyeshadow palettes.

Ready to shop the line? PopSugar reports that pieces while pieces are currently available on Dior’s site, they drop at Sephora on June 15.

Graphic designer gives Disney Princesses real-life ambitions

Disney princesses can be more than just pretty faces wearing fancy dresses. In fact, they can be whatever they want to be, thanks to the musings of a graphic designer.

According to PopSugar, graphic designer for Simple Thrifty Living Matt Burt decided to give the host of princesses new identities, envisioning them as “empowered boss ladies with successful careers in male-dominated fields.”

In his new depictions, Burt transforms Disney favorites Anna and Elsa into climate change scientists who have “dedicated their careers to studying climate change and presenting accurate, well-sourced information,” says PopSugar, while Belle becomes a university chancellor, thanks to her love of reading — oh, and a doctorate degree.

Other storied princesses were imagined as an animal rights activist (Cinderella), a UN ambassador (Jasmine), a Navy officer (Moana) and even a Title IX lawyer (Mulan).

In short, these ladies are getting down to business to defeat the patriarchy and show that they are much more than just dignitaries.

Relive the Met Gala with new makeup collection

Every day can feel like the Met Gala, thanks to a brand-new makeup collection by Pat McGrath.

According to PopSugar, the famed makeup artist “teamed up with NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (which hosts the event) to launch a line of apparel and makeup inspired by the gala’s theme, ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.'”

The mini-collection includes three pieces, all of which infuse the Met Gala theme in ways both subtle and blatant. For example, the brand’s Lust gloss will now be available in “Aliengelic,” says PopSugar, a “hydrating topcoat that applies like a balm or treatment while giving your pout a three-dimensional shine.”

Also included in the line is a five-pan palette called “Mothership IV: Decadence,” which PopSugar says features colors such as rose gold and turquoise. Finally, the Met Gala-themed collection offers two T-shirt styles, reports PopSugar, the product of a collaboration with the museum that produced a long-sleeve look that showcases a 13th-century statue from the Met Collection and another that features a gold foil Cloisters-inspired crown.

Available both online and at the museum starting May 8, PopSugar says the collection’s gloss sells for $28, while the palette retails for $125 and the long-sleeve T-shirt goes for $82.

Peruse the collection here.