Cardi B celebrates ‘weirdness’ in Reebok’s Meet You There campaign

Cardi B has opened up about embracing her “weirdness” in a new video campaign for sportswear giant Reebok.The Bodak Yellow hitmaker was named as a brand ambassador for the footwear and apparel company in November.  Now, Cardi has teamed up with Reeb…

Cardi B has opened up about embracing her “weirdness” in a new video campaign for sportswear giant Reebok.

The Bodak Yellow hitmaker was named as a brand ambassador for the footwear and apparel company in November.  

Now, Cardi has teamed up with Reebok executives to front the Meet You There collection, a streetwear-inspired take on athleisure. 

In the campaign images, the 26-year-old wears a green, blue, and white colour-blocked sports bra, black bike shorts, and a black sports jacket from the line. The accompanying video shows Cardi posing in the outfit on a city rooftop and talking about what makes her unique.  

“I just thought I was weird because everyone keep telling me I’m weird (sic),” she admitted in the video. “But when I started doing videos on Instagram and so many people claimed they relate to me, I was like, ‘I guess there was a lot of weird people out there!'” 

She also shared that her style was influenced by The Bronx borough in New York, where she grew up, and admitted she was insecure about her accent before she realised she had to be true to herself.  

“A lot of people always talk about how I talk – I have a really deep accent,” the star continued. “I started feeling really insecure about it, but it’s like, ‘Nah, forget it.’ I gotta be real with myself all the time. That’s something I gotta do to stay me.” 

The Meet You There collection, which offers sizes 2XS to 3XL and caters to men and women, also features tank tops, gym leggings, hoodies, trainers, and shorts. 

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Janelle Monae wears tuxedos as an ‘act of rebellion’

Janelle Monae wore tuxedos for years as means of “rebelling” against those who suggested she needed to dress more feminine to succeed. The Tightrope singer nearly always sported a suit when she first started out in the music business, and quickly beca…

Janelle Monae wore tuxedos for years as means of “rebelling” against those who suggested she needed to dress more feminine to succeed.

The Tightrope singer nearly always sported a suit when she first started out in the music business, and quickly became known for her androgynous style and penchant for a black-and-white colour palette.

However, in recent years, Janelle has been branching out from her signature aesthetic, and in a new interview for U.S. InStyle, she explained that she only wore tuxedos for so long to prove a point.

“When I began touring, stylists would tell me to dress more feminine. And that’s the reason I stayed in my tuxedo so long – out of rebellion,” she shared. “I wanted to prove that I could make it by being my authentic self. It was about proving that, as women, we can wear tuxedos, we can wear dresses, we can show skin, or not show skin. But we need to be in control of that.

“I look back to when I was wearing black-and-white tuxedos every day and people were saying that I dressed like a man and that I should look more feminine if I want to get ahead. But ultimately, I chose to express myself in what made me most comfortable.”

The Moonlight actress is also known for her love of hats, and she admitted that she didn’t know how many she possessed, but her favourite was a vintage black fedora which she usually wears tilted back on her head because it makes her “feel like Peter Pan”.

The 33-year-old took her hat game to a new level at the Met Gala earlier this year, when she wore a stack of fedoras on her head, and Janelle noted she wanted the “surreal” look to represent her multi-faceted career, adding, “I’m a woman who wears many hats.”

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Jordyn Woods debuts new tattoo after Tristan Thompson drama

Jordyn Woods has debuted a new tattoo which seemingly references the tough times she faced in the wake of the Tristan Thompson scandal.The 21-year-old model unveiled the ink on her forearm while attending the recent UOMA Beauty Summer House party in Lo…

Jordyn Woods has debuted a new tattoo which seemingly references the tough times she faced in the wake of the Tristan Thompson scandal.

The 21-year-old model unveiled the ink on her forearm while attending the recent UOMA Beauty Summer House party in Los Angeles, and later showed it off again at the premiere of 47 Meters Down: Uncaged on Tuesday night.  

Inked in a fine cursive script, the tattoo reads, “What’s meant for me will never miss me.”  

The words refer to an excerpt from a quote by Arab Muslim writer Al-Shafi’i, who lived from 767 to 820 AD. 

The full passage is: “My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” 

Last week, Woods was spotted leaving a private tattoo studio in Los Angeles with a fresh bandage on her arm. The new body art was reportedly done by her brother John Woods.  

The same day, she took to her Instagram Stories to tease fans about her tattoo and tagged her sibling in the now-expired video.  

It’s not clear what inspired Woods to choose the empowering words, but it comes six months after her alleged tryst with Khloe Kardashian’s basketball player boyfriend, with whom she shares 16-month-old daughter True.  

Thompson reportedly kissed the model after a house party back in February, and while Woods denied anything else happened with the 28-year-old sportsman, she was instantly ousted from the Kardashian-Jenner family’s inner circle and forced to move out of her former best friend Kylie Jenner’s house.  

However, she’s hopeful that they will reconnect in the future.  

“I hope everything falls into place and that we can all grow and build our relationships with our family and God. And come back together one day and be stronger and happier,” the TV personality told Cosmopolitan U.K. in an interview for the September issue.

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Olivia Munn claps back at troll’s cruel ‘cottage cheese thighs’ comment

Olivia Munn has shut down a troll who criticised her for having cellulite. The X-Men: Apocalypse actress recently took to Instagram to share a stunning snap of herself with her 2.4 million followers. In the picture, the 39-year-old was sat on a cha…

Olivia Munn has shut down a troll who criticised her for having cellulite.

The X-Men: Apocalypse actress recently took to Instagram to share a stunning snap of herself with her 2.4 million followers.

In the picture, the 39-year-old was sat on a chair looking relaxed while wearing a white miniskirt and nude vest.

However, underneath the snap, some trolls pointed out her cellulite, with one cruelly commenting: “cottage cheese”.

The star’s fans rushed to her defence, and Olivia soon hit back: “What woman doesn’t have cellulite?? It’s not gonna stop me from posting a pic.”

While many of her followers praised her for sharing the unfiltered shot.

“Who cares about cellulite? Jezus, it’s a natural thing! @oliviamunn Hell yeah (sic),” commented one, while another added: “MORE PEOPLE NEED TO HYPE HER UP LIKE DAMN.”

Olivia has previously been forced to respond to claims she’d undergone plastic surgery, and in a chat with Rook magazine, she was critical of the fact that women are always so heavily scrutinised because of their looks.

“That’s where it’s unfair – the judgement that is put on women for how we look. If you’re looking bad, you have to cover up,” she told the publication. “If you’re looking good, you’ve done something or made a deal with the devil.

“Being multi-ethnic – I’m half Chinese and half white – brings up a whole set of complications that people don’t even think about when it comes to being photographed.”

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Britney Spears has never worn $6,000 Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes

Britney Spears spent $6,000 (£4,900) on Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes that she’s never worn.The 37-year-old performer shared a snap of the sky-high heels on Instagram on Thursday and told her followers that while she’s had them for a while, she’…

Britney Spears spent $6,000 (£4,900) on Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes that she’s never worn.

The 37-year-old performer shared a snap of the sky-high heels on Instagram on Thursday and told her followers that while she’s had them for a while, she’s never got round to wearing them.

“Four years ago I bought my first pair of Christian Louboutin snakeskin heels that were 6,000 dollars… PS I’ve never worn them !!!!” she wrote, alongside two rolling eyes emojis.

Her followers urged her to auction them off for charity and expressed concern that she was spending huge amounts of money on frivolous things.

“Britney, I don (don’t) think u should be posting how much u pay for things (sic),” one wrote. “Yes u can afford it and that’s great but it might be a little insensitive to those that struggle each day.”

“If you wanted you could have fed the unprivileged with that money,” another commented, while one follower suggested: “Auction them off and donate the money to a non profit woman’s cause. They are beautiful and shouldn’t be kept in a box.”

The multi-coloured snakeskin pumps feature a platform base and were part of Louboutin’s fall 2019 collection titled Palace Nights, which was a homage to a Parisian nightclub in the 1980s nicknamed the Palace.

News of Britney’s splurge comes after it was revealed she’s worth more than $59 million (£49 million).

According to documents obtained by The Blast, she has increased her net worth by $2.5 million (£2 million), thanks to her Piece Of Me tour last year.

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Danielle Brooks wants to use her platform to champion body positivity

Danielle Brooks has come to realise how important it is for her to use her platform to champion body positivity.  The Orange Is the New Black actress discovered during her time on the Netflix prison drama, which ended after seven seasons earlier this…

Danielle Brooks has come to realise how important it is for her to use her platform to champion body positivity.

  The Orange Is the New Black actress discovered during her time on the Netflix prison drama, which ended after seven seasons earlier this year, that people were paying attention to what she had to say, and she decided to use that influence to help others feel good about their bodies.  

 “I began to realise the impact of my voice when the first season of Orange Is the New Black dropped,” the curvy star told Shape magazine. “I started to see girls use my red carpet looks as inspiration for their prom dresses. I began to see my interview quotes on social media. I realised that I could be what I wished for as a young girl, for someone else.  

 “I wanted someone in the industry, who I felt was a reflection of me, to scream from the mountaintops: ‘I love my body! I can accomplish whatever I want in the exact body God created me to be in!’ As I met people along the way, I began to understand the importance of not shying away from being an advocate for body positivity, but running toward it full throttle.”  

 The 29-year-old, who is pregnant with her first child, went on to share that the world tells women what they’re supposed to look like, and she wants them to know they are perfect exactly as they are. 

 “I’ve always had this desire to prove people wrong – to say that this body that I’m in is enough. Now that I’m about to be a mother, it means even more – to make sure that this human being I’m going to bring into the world knows that they are enough,” she commented. 

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Gabrielle Union jokes baby daughter has better style than her

Gabrielle Union has insisted her daughter Kaavia James has better style than she does.The Being Mary Jane actress and her basketball player husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their firstborn via surrogate in November last year, and since then, Gabrielle has …

Gabrielle Union has insisted her daughter Kaavia James has better style than she does.

The Being Mary Jane actress and her basketball player husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their firstborn via surrogate in November last year, and since then, Gabrielle has documented her tot’s day-to-day life on social media.

However, in a new interview with People, she noted that her style confidence has taken a knock since Kaavia James made her arrival.

“Dwyane and I thought we knew how to serve a look until Kaavia James came through to show us how it’s done,” Gabrielle laughed. “Mama is just trying to keep up!”

Earlier this year, the America’s Got Talent judge launched a special baby collection named after her daughter with New York & Company, and also created easy-to-wear pieces so she could twin with the nine-month-old.

Now, she’s focusing on her chic I’m Perfect capsule collection with the U.S. label, and invited women she’s inspired by – including basketball player Candace Parker, actress Dania Ramirez, model Isis King and dancer Nia Sioux – to appear in the accompanying campaign.

And the star is so excited about her previous collaborations with New York & Company, she’s keeping a few garments to show her daughter when she’s older.

“I can’t wait to show her the pieces from her own Kaavi James collection which were inspired by her,” the 46-year-old shared. “Kaavia has a very distinct personality and she’s very active, so often what I think looks great isn’t practical for her. While I love twinning with her, I cannot wait to encourage her to express her individuality.”

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Gabrielle Union jokes baby daughter has better style than her

Gabrielle Union has insisted her daughter Kaavia James has better style than she does.The Being Mary Jane actress and her basketball player husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their firstborn via surrogate in November last year, and since then, Gabrielle has …

Gabrielle Union has insisted her daughter Kaavia James has better style than she does.

The Being Mary Jane actress and her basketball player husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their firstborn via surrogate in November last year, and since then, Gabrielle has documented her tot’s day-to-day life on social media.

However, in a new interview with People, she noted that her style confidence has taken a knock since Kaavia James made her arrival.

“Dwyane and I thought we knew how to serve a look until Kaavia James came through to show us how it’s done,” Gabrielle laughed. “Mama is just trying to keep up!”

Earlier this year, the America’s Got Talent judge launched a special baby collection named after her daughter with New York & Company, and also created easy-to-wear pieces so she could twin with the nine-month-old.

Now, she’s focusing on her chic I’m Perfect capsule collection with the U.S. label, and invited women she’s inspired by – including basketball player Candace Parker, actress Dania Ramirez, model Isis King and dancer Nia Sioux – to appear in the accompanying campaign.

And the star is so excited about her previous collaborations with New York & Company, she’s keeping a few garments to show her daughter when she’s older.

“I can’t wait to show her the pieces from her own Kaavi James collection which were inspired by her,” the 46-year-old shared. “Kaavia has a very distinct personality and she’s very active, so often what I think looks great isn’t practical for her. While I love twinning with her, I cannot wait to encourage her to express her individuality.”

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Danielle Brooks wants to use her platform to champion body positivity

Danielle Brooks has come to realise how important it is for her to use her platform to champion body positivity.  The Orange Is the New Black actress discovered during her time on the Netflix prison drama, which ended after seven seasons earlier this…

Danielle Brooks has come to realise how important it is for her to use her platform to champion body positivity.

  The Orange Is the New Black actress discovered during her time on the Netflix prison drama, which ended after seven seasons earlier this year, that people were paying attention to what she had to say, and she decided to use that influence to help others feel good about their bodies.  

 “I began to realise the impact of my voice when the first season of Orange Is the New Black dropped,” the curvy star told Shape magazine. “I started to see girls use my red carpet looks as inspiration for their prom dresses. I began to see my interview quotes on social media. I realised that I could be what I wished for as a young girl, for someone else.  

 “I wanted someone in the industry, who I felt was a reflection of me, to scream from the mountaintops: ‘I love my body! I can accomplish whatever I want in the exact body God created me to be in!’ As I met people along the way, I began to understand the importance of not shying away from being an advocate for body positivity, but running toward it full throttle.”  

 The 29-year-old, who is pregnant with her first child, went on to share that the world tells women what they’re supposed to look like, and she wants them to know they are perfect exactly as they are. 

 “I’ve always had this desire to prove people wrong – to say that this body that I’m in is enough. Now that I’m about to be a mother, it means even more – to make sure that this human being I’m going to bring into the world knows that they are enough,” she commented. 

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Michelle Dockery was into grunge fashion growing up

Michelle Dockery was “obsessed” with Alanis Morissette’s signature grunge style as a teenager. The British star became famous for playing the polished and proper aristocrat Lady Mary in TV show Downton Abbey, but the 37-year-old has now revealed her r…

Michelle Dockery was “obsessed” with Alanis Morissette’s signature grunge style as a teenager.

The British star became famous for playing the polished and proper aristocrat Lady Mary in TV show Downton Abbey, but the 37-year-old has now revealed her real-life style was far removed from her character’s when she was growing up as she was into the grunge trend, which became popular in the ’90s thanks to artists like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Morissette.

Dockery was such a big fan of the Ironic hitmaker that she even tried to copy all of her outfits and hairstyles when she was 13 and 14 years old.

“I was completely obsessed with Alanis Morissette,” she recalled to U.S. InStyle magazine. “So when I went to bed, I’d put two braids in and then take them out in the morning so my hair would wave just like hers. I’d wear white shirts and jeans and just want to be her.”

The Godless actress regularly wore skirts that her mother made for her as well as Dr. Martens boots, a staple in any grunge wardrobe, alongside plaid flannel shirts and stonewashed or ripped jeans.

“My mum used to make a lot of our clothes when we were growing up, and when I got to that grunge phase, she would make my skirts,” Dockery continued. “That was her way of going, ‘I’ll make it look pretty and not really horrendous as if you just bought it from Camden Market (in London) and it’s dragging on the floor.'”

And at one point, she decided to experiment with her hairstyle and chopped her locks down to a cropped look too.

“Then I went through a phase when I cut my hair really short. I had a crop,” the star stated. “And I feel like that was the beginning of me wanting to be an actress. I was sort of copying people and playing characters.”

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