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Most celebs are some good-looking folks. And while we enjoy their brand of attractive for as long as they’re in the spotlight, who is going to carry on that beautiful tradition in the years to come? Babies, babies and more babies. With news of some of Hollywood’s most attractive people hopping on the baby train in 2013, we decided to take a look at 15 wildly pretty couples who we can’t wait to bring a little one into the world. And no we’re not trying to perpetuate the whole baby mama/baby daddy phenomenon that’s going on, we’re just saying these folks will have some cute babes worth talking about whether they decide to put marriage before the carriage or not.
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Over the summer (and with much fanfare,) MTV announced the relaunch of the network’s legendary fashion show House Of Style. To ramp up the nostalgic love for this late ’80s and early ’90s style-obsessed show, MTV opened up their archives and streamed all 12 seasons on MTV.com. After much anticipation, the first episode of the new season has finally aired. In the premiere, our illustrious hosts, models Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss, take us backstage for Paris Fashion Week and give us behind the scenes runway magic at Stella McCartney’s and Jean Paul Gaultier’s shows.
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Although her forbidden fruit seems dangerously tempting, Joan Smalls’ romantic ensembles and doe-eyed expression are more Snow White than evil queen. The supermodel tempts On The Road star Sam Riley in Dazed & Confused magazine’s October issue, in an editorial that seems set in a beautiful dark and twisted fantasy. She transitions seamlessly from strong and ferocious to soft and feminine in every still, rocking Stella McCartney and a superwoman leather jumpsuit by Valentino. Joan has continually knocked it out of the park this year, and it’s been exciting to watch her work! It’s probably not best to mess with a leather clad girl with a German shepherd.
For more photos, head over to StyleBlazer.com.
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Socialite and businesswoman Angela Simmons attended the 13th annual Art For Life Gala in the Hamptons this past weekend looking uber-colorful and “blinged” out. To the event she rocked this cream dress with a beaded skirt and ruched detailing on the bust. There were also beaded elements draped from the bottom of the skirt that gave it an extra fancy Showgirls costume look. On her feet were satin blue peep-toe pumps, and she brought out her most fabulous diamonds with iced-out bracelets, bangles, a ring and earrings. This is definitely a creative and fun look, and the satin blue pumps brought out the blue in the dress. I could see myself rocking something like this for a night on the town. Steal!
Style to Steal or Girl, Stop: Zoe Saldana, Lauryn Hill, M.I.A. & More Get Très Chic in Paris, Philly and Berlin
What a fashionable week it has been! Blame it on the fact that it is Paris Fashion Week, as well as Fashion Week in Berlin, and then some of our favorite ladies were just out and about dressing anything but traditional. Let’s take a look through some very exotic, very fierce and maybe even questionable style choices from the week.
Model Joan Smalls showed up at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 shows wearing these colorfully printed bottoms with wedge heels that had a strap across the foot, and she threw this sheer long-sleeved top on for a complete look. To bring it all together, she pulled out her favorite small black clutch and wore her hair down, looking soft and sleek. I love how laid back but still appropriate this ensemble is, and even without jewelry, she’s still killing it. Steal!
Just a few weeks ago, we were celebrating the fact that Vogue Italia was featuring Joan Smalls, a model of color, on the cover of this month’s issue, the first woman of color to grace the magazine after four years.
Turns, out we may have to take that praise right back because the actual “Haute Mess” spread is a bit stereotypical at best. Looking at the pictures, which seem like they could come straight out of the movie “BAPS”, you just have to wonder, what messages was Vogue Italia trying to send?
Check out the pics at StyleBlazer.com and let us know what you think.
Are these images too much?
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Well isn’t she a sight to behold! This pretty young thing is none other than Puerto Rican beauty, Joan Smalls. Smalls is a pretty big deal considering she’s the first woman of color to cover Vogue Italia in four years. While this is definitely a side eye moment for Vogue Italia, (four years, really?) we’re certainly proud of Smalls’ accomplishments.
Photographed by Steven Miesel for his “Haute Mess” spread, you can catch Smalls on the March issue of the book.
Smalls tweeted about her cover saying:
OMG! Woke up this morning and saw this. Dreams do come true…
Are you feeling the cover?
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We must give props where props are due. It’s no secret that there aren’t many ethnic models snatching up campaign gigs in the high fashion world. Yet, three beautiful ethnic divas – Fatima Said, Joan Smalls and Naomi Campbell – have done just that. They each are starring in their own Spring 2012 campaigns! Fatima has been tapped by Herve Leger, the king of the bandage dress. Joan Smalls teams up with model Saskia de Brauw for iconic label, Chanel. While Naomi Campbell joins four other models (Karen Elson, Kristen NcMenamy and Daphne Groeneveld) to present the latest dramatics of Roberto Cavalli.
View photos from each campaign as these beautiful ladies “werk” like the rent is due! Plus, enjoy behind-the-scenes videos from the Chanel and Roberto Cavalli shoots. If these pics and videos don’t excite you for the upcoming fashion weeks, then I don’t know what will.
For most black folks, the hype around the Victoria Secret Fashion Show was about the entertainment—Jay Z, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj. Many of us still wanted to see pretty panties and that $2.5 million bra we knew Meranda Kerr would be wearing, but if you tuned in hoping to see women who looked like you—at least in skin tone–you went to the wrong place.
Chanel Iman held it down for black women on last night’s airing, and noticeably looked to be having a great time backstage. Puerto Rican and black model Joan Smalls and Brazilian beauty Lais Ribeiro also added color to the show but beyond that, the scene was a sea of blondes and brunettes. I wasn’t sure if I was being too sensitive about the show’s whitewashing when I turned away—it’s not as though there have ever been a slew of black models participating—but there was also a great deal of discussion on twitter about whether there would ever be more women of color in the show. Some also noted that none of the black models were interviewed backstage.
There was plenty of black star power on the music stage, though. Nicki Minaj’s eccentric style definitely fit in well with the Club Pink segment of the show and Yeezy performing his hit “Stronger” in honor of his late mother Donda West saying, “In 2007 I was supposed to perform this song on this show, and I lost my superhero. Now she is my super angel,” was a touching tribute. Later, he and Jay Z got the crowd hype with their hit “N****s in Paris,” but the overall set just made me wonder if the message was it’s OK for you to entertain us, but like Lucy, you can’t be in the show.
Check out last night’s performances below. What did you think of the 2011 Victoria Secret Fashion Show overall? Were you disappointed in the lack of black models?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
Last season, Joan Smalls was front and center in Donna Karan’s Fall/Winter Ad Campaign. This season her look remains in high demand as she treks the catwalks from New York to Milan. We’ve fallen hard for her versatility, and how she can easily transform from homespun to exotic within a few brush strokes. We took a look back to Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall 2010 collection where she was snapped backstage sporting one of the season’s edgiest looks. A dramatic eye and lip can get a bit tricky, but she pulls it off so seamlessly and we know you could do the same.