July 31, 2008

Paula Abdul to Get Another Shot at Reality TV?

The National Enquirer reports that "American Idol" judge — and reality show veteran — Paula Abdul has signed a deal to produce and star in a new cheerleading reality competition show centered around cheerleading camps. The show will air on Fox, the home of "American Idol."

The New York Post points out that her previous attempt at a reality show, "Hey Paula," did not succeed in the ratings.

Abdul's fellow judge, Randy Jackson, recently got his own dance reality show, "America's Best Dance Crew," which airs on MTV.

Below, watch the trailer to another one of Paula's many projects, her cardio fitness video, "Cardio Cheer."

[Source: Huffington Post]

Spotted Out: Solange in London...

Solange was spotted heading somewhere wearing this festive head piece and a cute dress (who makes it?) in London, England on July 31, 2008. 

Solange teams up with Armani - Read all about it.

A Kardashian in a Shiny Black Jumpsuit...

Just when you think you may have seen the last jumpsuit, out pops one of the Kardashians sporting yet another one (which one is she? Kourtney or Khloe?) The jumpsuit look has seriously been hit or miss for me, I either like it, or I don't.  And this shiny, swimsuit topped, wide-legged version, I'm just not feeling.  At all.  

Halle Covers US Weekly Magazine...

Halle looks great doesn't she?  But WTH am I talking about?!  When does Halle NOT look great?  Anyhoo, click here to find out a little bit more on this US Weekly cover story.

Looks From Kimora's Fabulosity Line at JC Penney's..

July 30, 2008

7/30, Project Runway Preview...

I still haven't watched the episode from last week, I have to catch up.  
Project Runway airs tonight on Bravo, 9/8 Central. 

DVF Inducted to Fashion Walk of Fame...

Designer Diane von Furstenberg attended the Fashion Walk of Fame induction ceremony at the Bryant Park Grill on July 30, 2008 in NYC where she was honored with a star.  I ♥ DVF, she's classy and she makes classy clothes. Liz Claiborne also received the Walk of Fame honor posthumously, her former husband accepted in her stead. 

Diane von Furstenberg was awarded a star on New York City's Seventh Avenue last week, the equivalent of a star on Hollywood's 'Walk of Fame' for New York City-based designers.

While plenty of designers come along and make an initial splash, few of them will have the mettle to slug it out for several decades and build a brand with longevity. This is precisely what
Diane von Furstenberg has achieved and it's no fluke. While many still remember her as the woman who gave us the wrap dress in the 1970's, it would be simplistic to reduce her considerable influence on fashion to a mere dress, as fantastically practical and elegant as that dress may be. From the start, her fashion shows have been among the few that consistently feature models of every hue and ethnicity, her fashions can be worn elegantly by women of all shapes, sizes and ages and at its core, her corporate message is about the empowerment of women. So, it's about time the fashion industry recognized her considerable contributions to women's fashion. Congratulations DVF - the star on Seventh Avenue is well deserved!

The Luxe Chronicles

Most Requested Celebrity Hair...

The Crop
Winner: Rihanna
Women are asking scissor-happy stylists for Rihanna’s low-maintenance, head-hugging style. NYC hairstylist Ursula Stephen gave Rihanna “a simple cut—tapered on the side and back” and suggests “shaping it with your fingers.” Chaz Dean, owner of Chaz Dean Studio in Hollywood, has numerous requests for the pop star’s crop. “I always finish with a texturizing balm to piece out short spikes,” he says.

Click to find out more of the most requested celebrity hairstyles along with stylists tips on how to get the look yourself over at Elle.com.

July 29, 2008

Why Aren't Ya'll Buying Oprah's Magazine?

There's a report out on Portfolio.com about the drop in magazine circulation, and Oprah's "O" Magazine topped the list in tumbling numbers.  I was also surprised to see Elle and Vogue on the list.  I know the economy is in a bit of a slump right now, but are we not buying magazines any more?  I wanna know!  Take my survey below and leave your comments if your answer isn't posted.

Michelle Obama Makes Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List..

Michelle Obama along with Brad and Angelina, Kanye West, Ivanka Trump, David Beckham and more made the Vanity Fair Magazine "Best Dressed" list this year.  Click here to find out who else made the style cut. 

Do YOU Have It?

July 28, 2008

Another Navy Jumpsuit...

Not feeling this jumpsuit at all.  But I'm starting to recognize a pattern in the ones I'd tolerate.  I'm ok with the shorty ones, the tailored ones, and the ones that don't really look like a jumpsuit.  I can't mess with this one though.

Actress Amber Tamblyn attended the premiere of her new movie, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" on July 28, 2008 in NYC.

Attend a FREE Chris Brown Concert in NYC!

If you're in the NYC area this week, then you could attend a fab FREE concert in the city tomorrow!  Chris Brown, Ne Yo and "Dancing With the Stars" Julianne Hough are teaming up with Wrigley's Gum to put on a FREE concert in New York City at the Nokia Center, 1515 Broadway on tomorrow Tuesday July 29, 2008!  But note this, the ONLY way to attend this concert is by winning tickets on the radio or by catching a ride on a Wrigley bus at one of 3 NYC pickup locations below. Check out all the following deets if you wanna be on the scene!

Recording artists Chris Brown, Julianne Hough and Ne-Yo have partnered with Wrigley’s gum to update the traditional Wrigley’s gum “jingles” for Doublemint®, Juicy Fruit® and Big Red®, and are holding a private concert to celebrate the launch of the remade tunes. Chris and Julianne will perform some of their hit songs and as well as their new jingles, and all three will be on hand to celebrate the partnership and entertain the crowd of lucky fans.

Concert hopefuls can line up at NYC landmarks for a chance to ride onboard a Wrigley’s branded bus to the concert location. Doublemint, Juicy Fruit and Big Red buses will transport the first 164 fans in line at each location to the concert venue (see below for exact pickup locations).

Wrigley’s Bus Pickup Locations:
Rockefeller Center: WEST side of Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th street .
Macy’s: NORTH side of 34th Street (in middle of block @ first crosswalk) between 7th and 8th aves.
Union Square West: WEST side of street between 15th & 16th street .

July 29, 2008
Bus pickup begins at each location: 2:00pm
Concert beings: 3:30pm

[WATCH] Chris Brown's hit song "Forever".
[Thanks Jessica - Laforce/Stevens]

July 26, 2008

Spotted Out: Tatyana Ali...

Tatyana Ali attended the premiere of "Hotel California" during the 9th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival on July 25, 2008.

July 25, 2008

The Paparazzi Go Too Far With Halle...

Paparazzi recently went to great lengths to get a shot of Halle Berry and her 4 month old daughter Nahla invading her privacy by trespassing on her property to get the shots of her, her baby and her mother while in her backyard.  These shots showed up all over the internet including on this site.  I've since taken down the pics as I'm in full agreement that the unauthorized pics of Halle and her baby were a complete invasion of her privacy.  Hip Candy is NOT a gossip site, nor will it ever be, and paparazzi shots of celebrities obtained in skeevy, illegal ways such as these were of Halle and her baby is not at all cool with me or the way I choose to run this site. 

[Source: E Online (pic), MyWay]

Hot Pink Jumpsuit...

I kind of don't mind this jumpsuit (Louis Vuitton Resort 2009) partly because the volume of the pants kinda makes it look more like a maxi dress instead of a jumpsuit, don't you think?

Actress Amy Adams wore this hot pink jumpsuit to a party recently at the Louis Vuitton store in Los Angeles.

July 24, 2008

Project Runway Winner, Week 2...

Designer Suede was the challenge winner from week 2 with Tia modeling his winning design.  It's a cute dress.  But I haven't watched it yet so I can't say much more than that. But from the pics I've seen, I also liked Terri's, Kenley's, Blayne's (without the black on the side) and Emily's designs.  

July 23, 2008

Popular All Black Italian VOGUE Reprinting To Meet U.S. Demand..

Hollywood, CA - The all-black issue of Italian Vogue is now in the U.S., and it already has readers asking for more.

Conde Nast has reprinted the issue, tagging the cover with lines like the "Most Wanted Issue Ever" "First Reprint."

The July issue now has 10,000 reprinted polybagged copies. The magazine is priced between $16 and $20.


Williams Sisters are 2 of the Top Earning Female Athletes...

Venus and Serena both made the top 5 list of highest earning female athletes.

When it comes to making money in sports, women are narrowing the gap with men, at least at the top of the pyramid. For women, the highest-paid athletes come almost exclusively from tennis and golf, where prize money and endorsement dollars flow overwhelmingly to the brightest stars.

In contrast, women’s basketball and soccer are still a long way from producing the next LeBron James or David Beckham.

Golfers Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie and Lorena Ochoa have broken into eight-figure earnings territory, a testament to the LPGA’s efforts to globalize. The women’s tour not only has top golfers from numerous countries (Sorenstam is from Sweden, Ochoa from Mexico, while Wie is Korean-American, born in Hawaii), but has made a point to broaden its international appeal by holding more events for players in their home markets.

oday, the four highest-paid female athletes in the world are from the tennis circuit: Maria Sharapova (Russia), Serena and Venus Williams (U.S.) and the newly retired Justine Henin (Belgium).

No question, the compelling rivalries of the past decade, particularly between the Williams sisters, have done a lot to overcome occasional obstacles like the 1993 stabbing of Monica Seles, the downfall (and brief return) of Jennifer Capriati and the degeneration of over-marketed Anna Kournikova into a caricature of herself.

Tina Turner in a Jumpsuit...

I first spotted this pic over at C+D, and I'm not feeling this jumpsuit look on you at all Ms. Tina. Let your stylist know next time, that she needs to stick to what works.

Tina Turner and Giorgio Armani attended a ceremony for honorees of France's Legion D'Honneur award on July 3 in Paris, France.

Who Did it Better?

Solange Knowles & Selma Blair in Unhee

Sanaa Lathan & Becki Newton in Twelth St. by Cynthia Vincent

Halle & Paris in Yoanna Baraschi

Selita Ebanks and Mischa Barton in Mulberry

Fashion Rocks To Be a Star-Studded Celeb Fest...

Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Rihanna will perform at the fifth annual Fashion Rocks concert celebrating the relationship between music and fashion.

The event will be held Sept. 5 at Radio City Music Hall, and will air in a two-hour special on CBS the following night. Proceeds will benefit Stand Up to Cancer, a program established by the Entertainment Industry Foundation to raise money for cancer research.

Also performing: Keith Urban, Chris Brown, Kid Rock, Fergie, Lil Wayne and the Black Eyed Peas.

"Fashion Rocks uniquely celebrates the intersection of two of the most sexy cultural paradigms: fashion and music. This year, we have a spectacular lineup of talent and performances that will take the show to a whole new level," Richard Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group, which produces the event, said Tuesday.

Fashion Rocks magazine will also return for its annual issue. The magazine, helmed by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, will accompany the September edition of 16 Conde Nast magazines.

[Source: E Online, MSN Music]

Erykah Badu: New Face of White Patchouli...

The new Tom Ford fragrance featuring Erykah will launch this September.

[Source: People]

July 22, 2008

Hammer Pants Jumpsuit...

I can't.  Not even with the pockets.

J. Hud's $36 Album Cover Dress...

Now see, that's what I'm talking about!  Bargain purchase on an album cover!  Love. It.  This $36 dress came from American Apparel and last I checked, it was still available.  

[Source: People]

Fish Pedicures? WOW.

Am I the only one just a little freaked out by this? Apparently this is a new kind of beauty treatment for your feet where a type of carp fish called garra rufa, or "doctor fish" nibble on on the dead flaking skin on your feet to get them soft and smooth.

Owner of Yvonne Hair and Nails salon in Virginia says, "this is a good treatment for everyone who likes to have nice feet." He said he wanted to come up with something unique while finding a replacement for pedicures that use razors to scrape off dead skin.  Razors have fallen out of favor with state regulators because of concerns about whether they're sanitary.  The salon and nail shop owner is also evaluating a full-body fish treatment that would treat psoriasis and other skin ailments.  Umm, thanks... but, I don't think so.  If you're interested in reading more about it, click here.

July 20, 2008

Style Verdict: Kelis in Los Angeles...

Kelis has always rocked her own style, so that's nothing new.  But what do you think about this latest look on her?  Like it? Hate it? Don't care?  Would you try it?  I wanna know your style verdict.

(Kelis and husband Nas were spotted leaving Villa in Los Angeles over the weekend, Source)

Sanaa Lathan & Nia Long Get Animated...

Family Guy is super funny to me (I own a "Family Guy" box set and keep episodes of it on my phone). Which is why I'm hoping that the new spinoff, "The Cleveland Show" turns out to be just as funny.  From the looks of things, they've tapped some pretty seasoned talent for the show with Sanaa and Nia joining the cast.  Sanaa will play Cleveland's wife Donna, and Nia will play the rebellious stepdaughter, Roberta.  It's not set to debut until next year, and honestly, I can't wait to see it now.  

July 18, 2008

VOGUE Modeling Show Airing Online August 2008...

I'm telling you, Tyra's not gonna like this one bit.  In an effort to attract a younger audience, there's a new modeling show coming to the masses online this August.  Vogue magazine has teamed with the fashion and media divisions of IMG to produce an elaborate Web-based reality series about the fashion industry. 

The show, called Model.Live, tracks three models as they navigate casting calls, catwalks and airports for fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. The first of 12 eight-minute episodes will debut Aug. 19 on-demand on Vogue.tv, a site that runs advertiser-sponsored videos and allows consumers to buy the featured products.  Express will be one of the main sponsors of the show.  Read more about this new online TV venture here.  Oh, and one of the featured models, Austria has some fabulous hair.


This right here needs to stop.  These chicks look a crispy mess!  A natural glow is fine, but when you look like you deep fried yourself, then threw yourself in the oven on a high broil, then it's time to slow down on this foolishness.

Jo De La Rosa (center, from "The Real Housewives of Orange County") and guests attended the MGM Grand bash on July 17th in Los Angeles.

DIY Beauty Eyebrows...

You always wanna be safe, a little fuller is better...

July 17, 2008

My Newspaper & Coffee Filter Dress...

I was a little inspired by Project Runway last night, so this morning I draped and pinned this dress out of last Sunday's paper, 7 coffee filters and a sheet of calendar paper for the belt. Seriously, why do I have all this time on my hands, right?! Believe me, it was a rare occasion this morning. And it took all of an hour and a half to finish. Anyhoo, I was pretty pleased with it, although the back of it looked more like an apron to me once it was complete. But bump what I think, I wanna know what you guys think! You be the judge... in the words of Heidi Klum, either I'm in, or I'm out. Vote below!

Thank's ya'll! An overwhelming 93.8% of ya'll liked my newspaper and coffee filter dress and voted to "keep me in!" And your comments were super reassuring. Now I'm extra encouraged to do even more Project Runway challenges! And by "more challenges" I mean only the ones I like and have time to finish. Thanks again for your positive response! 

Dress Innovation on Project Runway...

This is the winning dress from the premiere episode designed by Kelli and modeled by Germaine.  This dress was made out of vacuum cleaner bags among other things and the skirt was dyed for a marbled effect.

This is the dress that should have won IMHO designed by Daniel and modeled by Elena.  This dress was made from plastic cups. Plastic cups!  This dude went into the grocery store and went straight for the plastic cups!  I swear, I wouldn't have done that.  But congrats to him for having the boldness to try something new and for "making it work". The majority of the other designers did great work too, but a lot of them got points taken away for using materials that resembled fabric too closely (tablecloths, shower curtains, trash bags, etc.).  I can't even hate on them though, I would have bought a newspaper from the grocery store and just made a dress out of that.  See the rest of the runway looks from the Season 5 premiere episode here.

July 16, 2008

Repeat Cycle.

Is this Dolce & Gabbana dress on heavy rotation or what?!  Khloe Kardashian wore the dress to her 24th birthday party in Las Vegas, then Lauren Conrad wore the dress to the "Batman Dark Knight" premiere in NYC, and then figure skater Michelle Kwan wore the dress to the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 16, 2008.  But what I wanna know is, who had the look on lock?

Shorty Jumpsuit.

Actress Blake Lively wore this short black jumpsuit when she attended the Vitaminwater MLB All-Star week celebration on July 14 in New York City.  Surprisingly, I don't really mind this short version jumper.  Maybe it's the pockets, and if you're a regular reader of this blog, then you know how I feel about pockets.

Check out more jumpsuits here.

"Fierce" Tees Available Now at the Hip Candy Store!

Project Runway Season 5 kicks off tonight! And to celebrate this "5th Season of Fabulous" you can purchase your "Fierce" Tees now at the Hip Candy Store!  Click the tee to purchase!

Thanks A Lot Helen.

When I first saw these pics of Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren, I was like, WOW.  I mean this chick is 63 years old!  I'm nearly 30 years younger than her and I don't look this good right now.  WHAT? Don't judge!  I'm working on it!  Anyhoo, these pics of Helen were snapped while she was on vacation in Italy with her husband Taylor Hackford. 
[Pic Source: Dlisted]

Style Verdict: Keri Hilson...

Singer Keri Hilson made an appearance on MTV's TRL on July 14, but what I wanna know is, what's your verdict on her look?

Spotted Out: Kimora at the Fabulosity Launch...

Kimora Simmons, daughters Ming and Aoki Lee along with BF Djimon Hounsou attended the Fabulosity launch party in New York City on July 15.  Fabulosity is a fashion sportswear line for Juniors designed by Kimora that will be sold exclusively at JC Penney's.

July 14, 2008

Project Runway Season 5 Kicks Off July 16!

Bravo TV has announced, just two days before the reality show's fifth season premiere, the newest flock of designers and guest judges for Project Runway's 5th Season.

In addition to host
Heidi Klum, judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia and mentor Tim Gunn, the 16 fierce wannabes will face off against guest judges Natalie Portman, Brooke Shields, LL Cool J, star stylist Rachel Zoe, RuPaul, Apolo Anton Ohno and Sandra Bernhard, as well as big-name designers Diane von FĂĽrstenberg, Cynthia Rowley and Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa.

And then, of course, there's the newest crop of contestants.

"I feel as though we set the bar higher every season," Klum said. "We've got some truly talented, innovative and deeply creative designers this year, and I think it's fair to say, the most diverse—everyone from a rocker chick who mostly works with leather to a more bohemian surfer boy, and everything in between."

This year's contestants include:
Blayne, 23; Seattle
Daniel, 25; Brooklyn
Emily, 27; Los Angeles
Jennifer, 27; Pistoia, Italy
Jerell, 28; Los Angeles
Jerry, 32; New York City
Joe, 41; Troy, Mich.
Keith, 26; Salt Lake City
Kelli, 27, Columbus, Ohio
Kenley, 25; Brooklyn
Korto, 33; Mabelvale, Ark.
Leanne, 27; Portland, Ore.
Stella, 42; New York City
Suede, 37; Barryville, N.Y.
Terri, 39; Columbus, Ohio
Wesley, 23; New York City

After the finalists show their collections at New York Fashion Week, the reigning designer will win an editorial feature in an upcoming issue of Elle magazine, $100,000 in seed money courtesy of Tresemmé hair care, a 2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid and the opportunity to sell their clothes on Bluefly.com.

The fifth season kicks off this Wednesday July 16th on Bravo.
Check out more here.

Source: E Online

2008 Swimwear Trends...

July 12, 2008

Beyonce Gets Waxed in Hollywood...

Beyonce's wax figure was unveiled at the announcement that started the countdown to the Grand Opening of the 1st ever Madame Tussauds in the world to be built from the ground up in Hollywood, California on July 10, 2008.