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Chicago Makes History After Lori Lightfoot Elected As Mayor
Lori Lightfoot has made history after becoming the first black women to be elected as mayor of a large American city. The former prosecutor will replace Chicago's current mayor Rahm Emanual when she takes office in May. Ms.Lightfoot is also set to become the first openly gay mayor of the city. The election race was easily won by Ms.Lightfoot, who has never held an elective position in office, even up against her more well known candidates including Tony Preckwinkle, a former alderman who is president of the Cook County Board and who had for years been viewed as a highly formidable candidate for mayor.
Why Millennial Women Are Struggling Financially.
It's sometimes difficult to believe that in modern times there are still gaps between pay for men and women, along with other obstacles which make it hard for millennial women to survive financially in this day and age. It has been found in recent studies that women still earn 80% of what men do, while hispanic and black women earn just 54% and 60% respectively. While the gender pay gap is something that is still quite prominent, young women are also struggling to access and build on their wealth for a number of reasons.
How Georgina James Became The Creative Director of Women’s Footwear for Nike
When Georgina James bought her first pair of Nike sneakers, a pair of Air Max BW in white and grey, which she saved up for, she never imagined that one day she would be the creative director of women's footwear for the highly acclaimed sports brand,"I remember putting them on and feeling like I was amazing and I could accomplish anything," she says.
Skin Favorite: Bioderma Sensibo H20 Micellar Water
We're always on the hunt for skincare products, something not to expensive yet we still want to see results and feel like we're looking after our skin. For me, I have quite sensitive skin and so I sometimes find it difficult to find products that suit my skin and don't irritate it. I like to give my skin a pre-cleanse when taking off my makeup just so it feels extra clean and recently I've added the Bioderma Sensibo H20 Micellar Water to my skincare regime and I can say it's definitely a product that has impressed me. I always heard about makeup artists using this micellar water backstage at fashion shows so I gave it a try.
Hulu Now Available If You Have Spotify Premium.
Ever think you could get a better deal with Spotify and Hulu? Nope me neither. But from today on, ad-supported Hulu is available for free if you have a Spotify Premium account for only $9.99, and remember last year when you were paying $12.99 for this bundle? Well you will automatically be switched to the lower price point
Ariana Grande Revealed As The New Ambassador for Starbucks Cloud Macchiato.
After a number of cryptic tweets and sneaky hints it has officially been revealed by Ariana Grande on her Twitter that she is the new ambassador for Starbucks latest addition, the Cloud Macchiato. The singer revealed her partnership with a video posted on her social media of her drinking the new drink with a green metal straw. According to Starbucks, it is “unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before,” and features a “cloud” of cold milk foam that is light and smooth, with espresso shots and a signature caramel drizzle.
Kylie Jenner Becomes The Youngest Self-Made Millionaire.
When we think about billionaires we tend to think about big shot business men on Wall Street or high profile CEO's, we don't usually assume that 21-year old reality tv stars would be billionaires. But Kylie Jenner has surpassed all of our expectations and has just become the youngest self-made billionaire ever, surpassing even Mark Zuckerberg who reached this level at age 23. Forbes confirmed the news after her company Kylie Cosmetics, which she solely owns, grew at an unprecedented rate in the last year alone.
Tristan Thompson Allegedly Admits To Cheating On Khloe Kardashian
As news broke over the last 24 hours that Tristan Thomspon has yet again cheated on his now ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian we all weren't that shocked. We were however shocked at who they said cheating allegedly took place with. Jordyn Woods, best friend of Kylie Jenner and close family friend is said to have hooked up with Tristan at a party at his home according to sources who attended the party and when confronted by Khloe sources say he admitted to this.
Tommy x Zendaya Sneak Peak Revealed
As we patiently await the full line up of the Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya collection to be debuted at Paris Fashion Week we were given a sneak preview into
Product Review: Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
When it comes to skincare I'm all about trying new products and seeing how they work with my skin. I enjoy coming home after a day of work and taking off my makeup, cleansing, toning, applying serums and moisturising, it feels good when your skim is fresh and dewy. Recently I heard of the skincare range Ole Henriksen and I was intrigued by all the good reviews surrounding the brand. The brand was relaunched in 2017 and announced different lines for different skin types, differentiating through colour. Having done my research I decided to try The Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner.
Boss Women And How They Built An Empire.
Ever want to be inspired by a woman to build a successful business empire from the ground up? Well these women have overcome many obstacles to get to where they are today and their stories will most definitely give you some inspiration to get you going. Shonda Rhimes (Shondaland). There’s no doubt you will have …
Fall 2019 Runways Show That Camo Print is Back For Good
We all knew that camo print was making a come back but the runways at New York Fashion Week have just confirmed this as many of the designers included
Coach’s 2019 Collection Showcased A Hint Of Dark Romance
Stuart Vevers became the creative lead at Coach in 2013 and introduced his signature prairie florals to the brand. This key aesthetic has made it's way into all of the the collections showcased for Coach by Vevers but yet it never seems to go stale. The 2019 Fall collection saw a return of the prairie florals but a little more subtle.
Cardi B Makes History At The Grammys
Last night Cardi B took home the award for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammys, making her the first ever female solo artist to win this categories award. Since the category began in 1996 it has been mainly male artists who have won, with the only exception in 1997 when the hip hop group The Fugees, which included Lauryn Hill won for their album The Score, according to Time.
Best Looks From The 2019 Grammys
As The Grammys took place last night in L.A, the rest of the world were patiently (or no so patiently) waiting for the red carpet to catch a glimpse at some of the outfit choices of the stars. Each year the celebs seem to up their game and take it to the next style level and this year was no different. Some popular colour choices among the crowd were silver, pink and of course black and while some stayed low-key and kept it simple we had our fair share of extravagant dresses. Here's a list of some of our favourite outfits of the night.
Product Review: Kiehls Midnight Recovery Oil
As an almost 24 year old woman I think it's important to look after my skin. I'm not waiting for the wrinkles to come, I'm getting ahead of the game here, it's all about prevention. Every night, no matter what time, I do a step by step skin care regime, cleanser, toner, moisturiser the works. The products change every now and again but one staple that has always stayed in my routine has been the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Oil.
Discover The 6 Start-Ups Jeff Bezos Invested Millions In
It takes some skill and good decision making to become the richest man in the world, and they're two qualities that can be seen in Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The billionaire is also known for his smart investments in start up companies who have turned out very successful including Uber, Airbnb, Makerbot and Lookout. There are more start-ups invested in by Bezos that you've probably never heard over, but there's no doubt that with the backing over this investor they will soon become very successful, here are a list of some of his most recent investments.
Controversy Over New Zara Logo.
Like it's previous logo dropped in 2011, the new logo created by Zara consists of the four capitalised letters of the brand’s name in a serif font, however some differences can be seen between the two logos. The older one gave generous space between each letter giving it a more airy and open feel whereas the new logo, launched this week, squashes all of the letters together and according to Fast Company the edges and serifs tangling into one another like they’re struggling to break free. The new font also includes a curve on the “Z” and “R”
CBD Oil Is Taking Over The Start Up Industry.
CBD is a term we often hear these days, many people take CBD oil or in a store you might see the words 'contains CBD'. However not a lot of people actually know what it is. In the last number of years CBD has becoming overwhelmingly popular for its uses in aiding sleep, anxiety and pain management. People don't want drugs to help with these things they want something more natural and so CBD comes into play. Unlike the other substance found in cannabis, THC, it will not give you a high, more so a calming effect.
Face It: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion Is A Must Buy
The Mario Badescu skin care range is known in the beauty world for it's facial sprays and serums but also for their drying lotion. Their drying lotion is the first thing I reach for when I feel an unwanted visitor arriving on my face.
Top 5 Beauty Gift Ideas Under $25.
It's that time of the year again when we all start to panic about getting the perfect gift for someone. And since we don't condone breaking the bank this holiday season, we've rounded up 5 bomb girl beauty gifts all under $25.
Victoria Beckham Launches Collection With Reebok.
Yesterday we saw the launch of Victoria Beckham's newest collaboration of fashion and footwear with Reebok. During the summer of last year we were given a sneak peak as to what the collection of sportswear might look like but yesterday the entire collection was released. The collection gives minimalistic vibes of sportswear with minimal branding and a sleek colour palette, while combining sportswear with streetwear.
Nike Drop New Translucent Air Max 95.
he brand new design for the Nike Air Max 95 was released today with women's only colour way dubbed "Half Blue/Summit White".The anatomy inspired upper of the sneaker which was created by Sergio Lozano is notably the most distinct feature, along with crystalline side overs on the upper.
Queen Latifah And Her Production Company Flavor Unit Have Signed With United Talent Agency
The Golden Globe, SAG, Emmy and Grammy award winning Queen Latifah has signed with global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency
Online Fashion Retailer ‘Fashion Nova’ Accused Of Replicating Independent Designer
The most googled brand of 2018, Fashion Nova, has come under fire recently from U.K based designer Luci Wilden of Knots and Vibes for copying one of her signature pieces. Luci Wilden began her own brand Knots and Vibes in 2016, she designs and creates all of her own pieces making each one of them unique and so she was shocked to discover that a replica of her 'Skin Out' dress was posted on the Fashion Nova website.
Why This NYC Start-Up Decided To Move To Austin
Tyler Haney, a 30-year old from Colorado, set up her brand Outdoor Voices in 2013. She first began in New York City after moving there for college. Just after setting up her e-apparel brand, she flew out to Austin for a visit where she found herself in a downtown swimming hole. According to Inc it was here she felt for the first time that Outdoor Voices could really become something in Austin sharing, "The moment I dipped into the water, I was like, 'Holy shit, this could be the spiritual home, potentially the long-term home, for OV,'.
Marsai Martin To Become Youngest Executive Producer in History
tar of the hit TV show Black-ish Marsai Martin, is on her way to becoming the youngest Executive Producer in history for a major Hollywood film.
Aesha Ash: Putting Her Struggles As A Ballerina To Good Use
This is the mission statement seen on the Swan Dreams Project website, a project set up by former professional ballerina Aesha Ash. The reason Ash decided to set up this project was to help young African Americans begin their dream of becoming a ballerina, without facing the challenges she grew up with.
Companies Losing $200 Million USD To Fake Influencers
We live in an era where if we want to know the latest trends or beauty products we automatically go to Instagram and search for our favourite influencers on Instagram.
Growing Number Of Start Ups Emerge From Legal Cannabis
Ever wonder about all the background, boring stuff that goes into the making of legal cannabis? Yeah me neither, not until I figured out that there's a lot of money to be made by start up companies who are involved in the many stages of production of legal cannabis. In 2017 alone, U.S consumers spent 8.5 billion on legal cannabis, a number which is set to reach 23.4 billion by 2022. With legalisation already in 31 States including Washington and Puerto Rico, the number of jobs within the industry continues to rise. Let's take a look at some of the factors that have caused a need for certain start up companies to arise.
Feng Chen Wang & Paria Farzaneh On A Woman’s Place In Men’s Fashion
Two London-based female talents, Feng Chen Wang and Paria Farzaneh, have fast become known for their input into major men's fashion labels, while their shows at London Fashion Week are eagerly awaited. However being a female working within a male fashion label doesn't come without its challenges.
Sandra Oh Made History At The 76th Golden Globes
As the 76th Golden Globes took place in L.A last night, we were all preparing to see who won in each category. But not only that, we were waiting to see one of the co-hosts, Sandra Oh, take to the stage as the first person of Asian decent to ever host the awards show.
The Rise Of Females As Angel Investors
Heidi Zak began her company Third Love in 2013, as a company that sold bras she was set on getting female investors, mainly because as the bras were available in half sizes she felt that only a woman could see the need for this and would therefore be more likely to invest.
Tips On Being Successful From The World’s Most Productive People
Ever wonder how some of the most successful people of 2018 get through their busy days? Managing their business while still having a life and being extremely organized? Well here’s a list of some of the most successful people and their secrets of productivity.
Kim Kardashian-West Calls Drake Out On Twitter.
The ongoing war between Kanye West and Drake continued yesterday after Kanye took to Twitter to demand an apology from Drake over his alleged diss of Kanye in a Travis Scott song. Kanye then continued to state over Twitter that Drake had just tried to threaten him, to which came a classic Kanye response of …
Muslims Detained In Unlawful “Training” Camps In China
In the far western territory of China in the city of Xinjiang it is believed that an estimated one million Uighur Muslims are being held in detainment camps against their will. Having previously denied all existence of these camps, China is now admitting that they do in fact exist.
Cyntoia Brown Facing 51 Years in Prison Without Parole
On December 6th, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that Cyntoia Brown, who was convicted in 2004 of first degree murder, must serve another 51 years in prison before being granted the possibility of parole.
Hey Now Hey Now, A Possible Lizzie McGuire Reboot?
There's nothing better than hearing that one of the most iconic tv shows of your generation, Lizzie McGuire, might just be coming back with a reboot but as luck might have it, that could be exactly what's about to happen.
Off-White Set to Sue Children’s Clothing Brand for Infringement.
The popular clothing brand Off-White, created by Virgil Abloh, is suing Brooklyn Lighthouse, a children's clothing brand created for hypebeasts under 10.
Marc Jacobs Announces More Affordable Range ‘The Marc Jacobs’
It was announced today that luxury designer Marc Jacobs would launch a new collection, but this time it would be a much more affordable range called 'The Marc Jacobs'. The collection set to debut pre-fall 2019 is currently being shown to retailers before it's press release.
Making Mondays More Bearable
We all dread the end of the weekend because we know that means the start of the week is coming around again, and that means Monday mornings. Mondays can be a difficult day, it’s the start of the work week for many of us and just a fairly bleak day in general after trying to get over a weekend.
How To Keep Your Hair Hydrated In The Winter
It's that time of the year again when the weather starts to get fiercely cold and we begin to forget about the little important things that keep us looking fresh in winter. One of the factors many of us forget is that when the weather gets colder our hair gets drier and we need to keep it extra hydrated.
Alessia Cara Releases New Album “The Pains Of Growing’.
The title of her second album perfectly fits with the growing up Alessia has had to do since catapulting to success in 2015. After having won a Grammy this year for ‘Growing Pains’, the second album by Alessia was very much anticipated and it didn’t disappoint, the fifteen song album talks all about anxiety, stress …
Young Hollywood Daughter Speaks Out For Mental Health
This year Isan Elba, the daughter of Hollywood actor Idris Elba, has been chosen as the Golden Globe Ambassador ahead of the awards show. Taking on this role she has decided to use the platform to highlight mental health in teenagers and the African-American communities as her personal cause. In an interview with The Hollywood …
Rachel McAdams Confirms Baby Boy In New Interview
After months of speculation as to if Mean Girls actress Rachel McAdams had given birth, she has finally opened up about her new role as a mother. In an interview with The Times, McAdams, who is usually very private, talked about her new movie Disobedience and how her life has changed since becoming a mom.
Uses and Benefits of Coconut Oil
We live in a society today where chemicals are used in almost every product, whether it be skincare, hair care or body care.
The Art Of Not Caring What Others Think
Recently I’ve read a book that has changed my view on how to approach the way I look at things in life (i.e. Not Caring). I’m not usually one for so called self help books, but this one actually made me reflect and think about how much I stress about what other people think of …
Numbers of Missing People Rise to Almost 1,300 As California Wildfires Continue.
The devastation from the California wildfires continues to grow as the number of missing people has risen to almost 1,300 and the death toll now stands at 80. These fires have become the worst in California history and many people are still trying to come to terms with losing all of their belongings and homes. …
Beyonce Buys Out Ivy Park After Philip Green Sexual Harassment Allegations.
Beyoncé and Sir Philip Green, the Chairperson of Topshop, founded the brand Ivy Park two years ago and have had a good business relationship with the brand being sold in Topshop across the world. However after sexual harassment of staff allegations emerged against Green it was put forward by the public that Beyoncé should cut …
Dealing With A Long Distance Friendship.
People talk about the difficulty of being in a long distance relationship, and while this statement is very true no one ever seems to discuss the difficulties of a long distance friendship. Yes they slightly differ as a relationship without physical contact can be very straining, believe me I know, but when your best friend …
Italic, Luxury Products At A Fraction Of The Price.
Every shopper loves a bargain, whether it be a good sale or a replica piece we just can’t seem to pass by. So when I came across this new online marketplace called Italic I couldn’t help but get excited about the idea behind this platform. Founded by Jeremy Cai this new company wants to get …
Ari Lennox is Back With Brand New Music
Ari Lennox returns with yet another two tracks, “No One” and “Pedigree.” Produced by Kojo, Loshendrix and JB, Ari vents about feeling alone in the midst of company, on the smooth track, “No One.”
Serena Williams Makes GQ “Woman” of the Year. But Why The Quotation?
Each year GQ magazine releases their GQ Man of the Year. This year was no different with three covers being released for their male choice of the year while one cover has been released for their Woman of the Year, this year it being Serena Williams. However the cover has caused controversy for some people …
Rid Your Life Of All Negativity!
Negativity and negative people are a part of life, it’s hard to escape especially with so many bad things that happen in the world and in everyday life but one thing we can control is the negative people that we have in our lives. I’ve come to a point in my life where I literally …
Ariana Grande Releases New ‘Breathin’ Music Video.
This is a week of releases for Ariana Grande after earlier in the week releasing her brand new song “Thank u, Next’ she has also dropped her new video for Breathin from her new album Sweetener. There is only one word to describe the video and that is Dreamy. Ariana herself sports her signature high …
Thank u, Next. Getting Over An Ex
A break up is one of the most difficult things to deal with, no matter what way it ends it’s always going to be hard. Some are worse than others and if it’s your first heart break it’s going to take a long time to be fully able to move forward. Some relationships can end …
Instagram Vs. Reality.
In the past few years Instagram has become one of the biggest social media apps of all time. Almost every person I know uses it to edit photos, upload and share their lives through images to the world, including myself.
Five Body Positive Influencers to Follow On Instagram.
Iskra has quickly become one of the biggest names in the modeling industry & is the queen of promoting self-love, confidence and body positivity, no matter what your size & shape.
Spice Up Your Life With Spice Girls Reunion Tour.
Did someone say Spice Girls reunion? It was announced today that the Spice Girls will be doing a U.K stadium tour kicking off June 1st, 2019 in Manchester's Etihad Stadium
ASOS Treats Us With Brand New LaQuan Smith Collaboration
On Wednesday, October 30th, we were all given a Halloween treat with the launch of the entire LaQuan Smith collaboration with ASOS. According to Refinery29 this has been one of ASOS biggest collaborations yet, and it includes both men and women’s pieces along with accessories. The pieces go even further to include ASOS plus and …
Top 5 Winter Jackets to Combat The Cold In Style.
It’s that time of the year again when the summer clothes go to the back of the wardrobe and out come the sweaters, hats, scarves and of course your winter jacket.
Why your 20’s are for Finding Yourself
As a nearly 24 year old I feel like I’m in a good position to write an article on why these are the years for finding and enjoying yourself. It’s difficult not to get caught up in societies beliefs that when you finish school you have to go to college and from there you go …
Maggie Lindemann Releases New Song and Video “Human’.
Maggie Lindemann is giving us serious Beetlejuice vibes in her brand new video ‘Human’. The rising alterna-pop star takes a new, more personal approach with this new track where she’s exploring her personal struggles with mental health.The song’s dark-hued vibe was inspired by the character of Lydia from Beetlejuice, a human with the ability to …
H&M Launch Moschino Collaboration
The eagerly awaited H&M Moschino collaboration launched on Wednesday evening with a star studded catwalk in New York and it didn’t disappoint. Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott wanted to give the collaboration his signature ‘cartoon couture’ feel and it most definitely resonated throughout the show. With top model Naomi Campbell and both Bella and Gigi …
Female Hip Hop Recording Artist T Barz Releases Debut Album ‘Genesis’
T BARZ is set to release her highly anticipated debut album ‘Genesis’ this week. The female hip hop recording artist has been slowly creating a buzz surrounding her freestyle skills and making her mark in the hip hop world. This past summer, the Alabama born T BARZ kicked-off her weekly freestyle series, “Barz on Thursdays”, …
How to Stay Motivated to Exercise in Winter
We all know the difficulty of getting motivated for the gym in the winter months, sure it’s hard enough to go in the summer when it’s bright and warm. Now that the mornings are darker, the evenings are also darker and the cold makes leaving the house seem unbearable, the gym and all things exercise …
Top 5 Moisturizers for Colder Weather
Facial moisturizers are an important part of our skincare routine and with the cold weather beginning to creep in we can also start to feel that dry winter weather skin. Whether you have dry or oily skin it’s essential to keep your skin moisturized, especially in the colder months. Here we have our top 5 …
Coach x Disney Are Back With Another Collaboration
As an adult it’s hard to believe that you’ll ever be seen with the Disney accessories your younger self would have loved, but once you see the new Coach x Disney Collaboration we can assure you that this will change. Coach has just released its’ latest collaboration with Disney and they’re back with the most lovable …
6 Tips When Moving to New York City
As a new comer to the City that never sleeps I’ve found New York to be both breath taking and terrifying.