September 30, 2011

Is Idris Elba the Next James Bond?

umm... if I get a vote, I vote YES.
via CNN: As a strapping, dapper actor with an English accent, Idris Elba is an obvious choice to play James Bond. But the actor tells NPR that talk of him potentially landing the part is nothing more than gossip. "It's a rumor," he said on "Morning Edition."

"It's a very old rumor. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don't want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I 'm saying? Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond."

As Elba goes on to explain, he didn't come to the States "to play black roles. I just came to play roles." For example, his character on "The Wire," Stringer Bell, "was a smart drug dealer, in my opinion. He's black, but that's not the point. The point is, this is a man caught between two worlds. That complex sort of balance that he's in is what made the drama." The same can be said of detective John Luther, the character he plays on BBC America's "Luther," which launches its second season tonight.

"Luther has this capability to think how his perpetrators are thinking, and what they may or may not do next. And I think Luther lives quite close to rage himself," the actor says of his character, which earned him an Emmy nod. "The difference between someone with a conscience and someone without is that one person will say, 'You know what? No, I'm not going to go over to that person and smash them in the face.' But the other person is quite close to that decision without any remorse and just will do it. And I think Luther is close to that mark all the time," he explains. Both of those roles are emblematic of the work Elba longs for, with Nelson Mandela being another multifaceted figure he's eager to portray. But, Elba continues, "if Sony decided to call me and said hey, we wanted to do [James Bond], I'd definitely consider it."

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September 27, 2011

My ONE Piece of Missoni for Target...


My cousin Ronda sent me this Missoni for Target Fluid Romper and I got it in the mail today. Yay! I missed the entire launch of Missoni for Target because I was laid up in the hospital, but from what I heard, it wouldn't have done any good for me to try to buy any of it anyways because I hear the stuff sold out everywhere in milliseconds. I can't tell you how hard I shook my head at that. Missoni for Target sells out the MORNING of the launch and by that same EVENING most of it is up for sale on ebay? It's NOT RIGHT. My husband told me I was wrong, but I attempted to "greed shame" an ebay seller the other day by sending them a "shame on you" private message. That's all I said, and regardless of what my husband thinks I stand by what I told that ebayer. Margherita Missoni even told her followers on Twitter not to pay MORE for Missoni for Target on ebay. They're charging double, triple and in most cases, way more than what Target charged. It's a ripoff! It's one thing if you bought a piece of Missoni from Target and maybe it didn't fit or you decided you didn't like it and instead of returning it to Target you sell it yourself on ebay. But it's quite another thing if you have 15-20 pieces of Missoni for Target for sale marked WAY up. Nope. Not doing it, sorry. 

Anyway, I'm happy to have a piece of Missoni for Target (thanks Ronda for scoring me a piece when you knew I couldn't get there), I've already tried it on and it's super soft, I'm going to sleep in it and if I'm ever lounging poolside somewhere with some fashion mags, a pair of brightly colored sunglasses, a cute pedicure and a cocktail, I think this Missoni romper is the perfect look for that too :)

I Heart My VS PINK Boyfriend Pants...

I have a pair of Victoria's Secret PINK Boyfriend pants in black and I LOVE them. They're super soft, they have POCKETS! And did I already mention that they're super soft? I've been practically living in them since my unexpected week long stay at the hospital (I was supposed to only be there a couple days). I wear them at home and I leave home in them. They're universal! lol. 
I think I want two more pair :)

September 22, 2011

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September 21, 2011

Nicole Camille Richie is 30 Today.

I heart Nicole's bohemian chic style. It's easy like she's not trying too hard. And I'm always trying to do her perfect eyeliner. I almost have it. Check her out below dancing to Britney Spears. 
Happy Birthday chica :)

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September 19, 2011

WATCH: Jennifer Lopez's "Papi"

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September 8, 2011

New York Fashion Week's Spring 2012 Calendar [LINKS]

New York Fashion Week has begun once again about to showcase Spring 2012 looks with Fashion's Night Out kicking off tonight. Click HERE for the complete New York Fashion Week schedule that will be updated daily. And WATCH SELECT SHOWS STREAM LIVE this year right on Youtube!

And check back to Hip Candy for more New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 links and updates!

September 7, 2011

Mos Def Says He's No Longer Gonna Be Mos Def.

No, for real. Watch below:

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September 4, 2011

Beyonce Turns 30 Today (Sept 4, 1981)

And she's pregnant. At 30 years old. Just like she said she wanted to be. 
Happy Birthday to her and congrats :)

September 2, 2011

Are You Following Me? Let's Connect!

I just have one question for you. Well, I have a few questions...
Are you following me? No? Well let's connect!

Are you following me on Twitter?

Are you following my Tumblr?

Have you *liked* my Hip Couture page? Or visited Hip Couture on US Trendy

Have you visited my Michelle Obama page?

How about my travel page, Hip Trip Advisor?

Have you followed or favorited me on Chictopia?

Have you seen my food on Foodspotting?

September 1, 2011

Beyonce & Jay Z, Role Models? [WATCH]