Cardi B’s Fashion Nova line sells out in hours

Rap sensation Cardi B is celebrating after her new Fashion Nova clothing line sold out within a few hours of its release. The Bodak Yellow hitmaker launched her Fashion Nova X Cardi B collaboration on Wednesday night (14Nov18) with a star-studded part…

Rap sensation Cardi B is celebrating after her new Fashion Nova clothing line sold out within a few hours of its release.

The Bodak Yellow hitmaker launched her Fashion Nova X Cardi B collaboration on Wednesday night (14Nov18) with a star-studded party in Los Angeles, and she decided to surprise fans by making the line available for purchase online a little earlier than the midnight sale date.

“I love you guys so much I decided to do it a little earlier!” she announced in a video posted on Instagram late on Wednesday.

“I hope you guys enjoy my line. It’s very high end, I made sure the materials are good, I made sure it’s very fitted to the body… Thank you so much for all the love…!”

Devotees rushed to check out the 82-strong range, which included dresses, jeans, shoes, and accessories, with prices ranging from $12.99 (£10) for a bandeau top to jackets retailing at $199.99 (£157), and within hours, everything was gone.

Cardi returned to Instagram in the early hours of Thursday to express her gratitude for the huge show of support, and assure fans there would be more stock next week, just in time for the post-Thanksgiving holiday sales.

“I would like to say thank you anybody who purchased and I’m sorry to anybody who couldn’t get to it,” she said in a short clip. “We will be restocking some items for Black Friday, and we will restock the (full) collection in two/three weeks.”

“”SOLD OUT !!!! Thank you everybody .This is amazing this is crazy !!” Cardi added in the accompanying caption.

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Cardi B is the new face of Reebok

Rapper Cardi B has landed another fashion campaign with sports apparel brand Reebok. The Bodak Yellow hitmaker will be the face of the brand’s Aztrek sneaker and will also promote other Reebok products on social media. Announcing the new partnership …

Rapper Cardi B has landed another fashion campaign with sports apparel brand Reebok.

The Bodak Yellow hitmaker will be the face of the brand’s Aztrek sneaker and will also promote other Reebok products on social media.

Announcing the new partnership on Monday (05Nov18), Reebok president Matthew O’Toole said, “For us, she really is emblematic of what our brand has done well over the years and that is to be bold, provocative and uninhibited.

“If we look at some of the things we’ve done… when we are at our best we are with people who are comfortable living out loud and Cardi fits that.”

Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, follows in the footsteps of JAY-Z, Pharrell, and Queen Latifah – and Reebok bosses are hoping to expand their relationship with the 26 year old.

O’Toole also insists he is thrilled he has been able to add Cardi to the group of women that already represent the brand, including Gal Gadot and Ariana Grande.

“For us, we are trying to bring together a group that’s really representative of our consumer and I feel like we’ve brought a number of amazing women together and they are all contributing to our story,” he adds. “We probably won’t be signing on more women at the same pace because we feel good about where we are.”

Meanwhile, just last month (Oct18), Cardi spoke about her desire to expand into footwear after launching her first clothing collection with online retailer Fashion Nova.

“I definitely want to branch out into shoes. I love shoes. I have a big fetish for shoes,” she told Business of Fashion. “And I want to be able to design what I want for my daughter (three-month-old Kulture) to wear.”

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Cardi B: ‘Designer jeans don’t fit my big butt’

Cardi B’s struggles with designer denim has prompted her to create jeans for all body types.The 26-year-old rapper is one of the most exciting celebrity style icons of the moment and, in recent months, has been dressed by some of the world’s biggest fa…

Cardi B’s struggles with designer denim has prompted her to create jeans for all body types.

The 26-year-old rapper is one of the most exciting celebrity style icons of the moment and, in recent months, has been dressed by some of the world’s biggest fashion houses including Tom Ford, Alexander Wang and Dolce & Gabbana. Now, Cardi is offering her fashion expertise to fans by launching her first clothing collection with online retailer Fashion Nova, and has ensured that, unlike many designer labels, her range will cater to all shapes and sizes.

“Sometimes, designers don’t have what I’m looking for. Designers don’t make jeans that fit me. I have a big butt, and they seem not to fit me,” she lamented in an interview with Business of Fashion. “The only jeans that fit me would be like Fashion Nova jeans.

“What I don’t like about wearing jeans is when the butt is boxy,” the Bodak Yellow hitmaker continued. “And I don’t like when there is that little space in the butt part, between your back, do you know what I’m talking about? That’s my biggest pet peeve.”

Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, has a tendency to mix high street pieces with big-name brands such as Christian Louboutin and Balenciaga, and is adamant that her Fashion Nova customers will “look like they’re wearing Gucci and Prada.”

And it seems as if this is just the beginning of her design venture, with the Grammy-winner sharing that she has plans to expand into the footwear market in the future.

“I definitely want to branch out into shoes. I love shoes. I have a big fetish for shoes,” she smiled. “And I want to be able to design what I want for my daughter (three-month-old Kulture) to wear.”

Cardi’s Fashion Nova collection goes live at midnight on 15 November (18).

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Cardi B uses duct tape to perk up breastfeeding boobs

Cardi B has turned to duct tape to help give her cleavage a little lift after breastfeeding her baby daughter, Kulture, for the past two months.The Bodak Yellow rapper welcomed the little girl with husband Offset in July (18), and though she’s still lo…

Cardi B has turned to duct tape to help give her cleavage a little lift after breastfeeding her baby daughter, Kulture, for the past two months.

The Bodak Yellow rapper welcomed the little girl with husband Offset in July (18), and though she’s still loving motherhood she has taken to Instagram to lament how her breasts have transformed since giving birth.

“This s**t is crazy,” candid Cardi said in a video she posted to the site. “I have never done this s**t (duct taped breasts) in my life, but f**k it. I have to f**king tape my t**ties up because (of) giving birth and s**t.

“My t**ties were already a little low-low because I got my t**ties done (breast augmentation) when I was 19, and I never wore a bra. But when I was pregnant my s**t was looking nice.”

The 25 year old joked, “Now, though, Kulture did me filthy”, before confirming reports she’s planning another boob job.

“I don’t give a f**k, if y’all motherf**kers see me gone in November or December, I’m getting my t**s done,” she shared. “I don’t give a f**k. Matter of fact, I’m not even going to call it a surgery. I’m just going to say a ‘t**ty renovation’, because I got to renovate these s**ts (sic).”

Cardi insisted she is simply tired of holding her breasts up with tape at this point.

“S**t is f**ked up,” she ended her video rant. “I’m out here taping myself…”

Cardi has been open about her past cosmetic procedures, revealing a hack doctor fitted her with illegal butt injections that went bad several years back, before she made it big.

“They don’t numb your a** with anything,” she told GQ. “It was the craziest pain ever. I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days.”

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Cardi B inspires bold new Tom Ford lipstick

Cardi B has inspired a new lipstick colour in Tom Ford’s beauty line.The American fashion designer unveiled his latest collection as part of New York Fashion Week last Wednesday night (05Sep18), with the Bodak Yellow rapper perched on the front row at …

Cardi B has inspired a new lipstick colour in Tom Ford’s beauty line.

The American fashion designer unveiled his latest collection as part of New York Fashion Week last Wednesday night (05Sep18), with the Bodak Yellow rapper perched on the front row at the Park Avenue Armory alongside other A-list guests including Hailee Steinfeld, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Debicki, Paris Jackson and Henry Golding.

Ford’s beauty brand launched the new Boys & Girls lipstick range after the spectacle, with a company representative taking to Instagram on Sunday to announce that Cardi was getting her own lip shade – a bold cobalt blue hue.

“Meet Cardi. #TFBOYSANDGIRLS #TFLIP#TOMFORDBEAUTY,” an image of a bright blue kiss mark was captioned.

Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, also confirmed the collaboration on her own social media accounts.

“Thank you so much @tomfordand @tomfordbeauty!!! So excited for this and what’s to come!!” the 25-year-old star wrote alongside a snap of the lipstick.

Cardi’s lipstick is priced at $36 (£30). However, it is currently sold out on the Tom Ford Beauty website.

The Boys & Girls lipstick range is named after men and women designer Ford admires, with shades paying tribute to the likes of Julianne Moore, Kaia Gerber, Dakota Johnson and Carine Roitfeld.

News of Cardi’s venture into the beauty world comes just days after she was involved in an incident with her rap rival Nicki Minaj. According to TMZ, Cardi approached the Queen hitmaker over “lies” while they were both in attendance at a Harper’s Bazaar event held at The Plaza Hotel on Friday, with the new mother, who gave birth to daughter Kulture in July, allegedly “lunging” at Nicki.

She was also filmed throwing a shoe at the hip-hop star, and during the scuffle, was elbowed in the face by a security guard – leaving a bump over her left eye. Nicki has reportedly decided not to press charges.

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Cardi B kickstarting her post-pregnancy slim down with detox tea

New mum Cardi B is relying on waist training and a detox tea to help her regain her pre-baby body. The Bodak Yellow hitmaker gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Kulture, with her husband Offset on 10 July (18), but her plans to slim down i…

New mum Cardi B is relying on waist training and a detox tea to help her regain her pre-baby body.

The Bodak Yellow hitmaker gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Kulture, with her husband Offset on 10 July (18), but her plans to slim down immediately after becoming a mother were put on hold as she adjusted to the huge lifestyle change.

Now the 25-year-old is ready to start shedding the baby weight, and in a video post on Instagram, Cardi reveals she is going to start by utilising the popular waist training device to try and shrink her midriff.

“So you know, when I was pregnant, I used to tell myself, like, ‘When I give birth, I’m putting (on) a waist trainer right away. B**ch, I’m snapping back!,’ but on some G (gangster) s**t…, I’ve been so f**king lazy, it’s like, f**k that s**t, but I gotta remind myself, I’m an entertainer so I gotta do what I gotta do, so starting this week, I’m gonna start waist training,” she told fans on Tuesday (31Jul18).

Cardi, who recently pulled out of plans to support Bruno Mars on his autumn (18) tour after underestimating the challenge of motherhood, has also become a new celebrity endorser for TeaMi, and is using the brand’s products to cleanse her digestive system of toxins and aid her weightloss efforts as she continues to recover from childbirth.

“I really can’t exercise right now ’cause I really can’t move my legs, like, I’m f**ked up in the game right now, but I’m gonna start drinking TeaMi, so I can start flushing down all the remainders (toxins), and it doesn’t affect my breast milk…!” she smiled.

“The snap back begins!” she exclaimed. “S**t, I’m about to be a bad b**ch again!”

Cardi also promoted the product in the accompanying caption, writing, “I’m trying to pee and s**t all this lil weight on me .Ya ain’t seeing my body till i snap back motherf**kers… This @teamiblends gonna do the work !!! Teamiblends and waist straining all summer shlong (sic)!”

The rapper isn’t the only new mum to be sponsored by TeaMi officials – Kylie Jenner, who gave birth to daughter Stormi in February (18), also took to Instagram to credit the tea with helping her bounce back after birthing the baby.

“I started the @teamiblends 30 day detox program because they promote a healthy lifestyle and it is important for me to feel my best,” the 20-year-old began. “I’m on day 7 right now… I have way more energy and it is like a magic tea to get rid of tummy bloat. I’m in love with their cute pink travel bottle. If you’re looking for a natural detox, this is it.”

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Cardi B gifted lingerie by Rihanna

Pregnant rapper Cardi B cannot wait to regain her pre-baby body so she can try on the lingerie gift she received from Rihanna. The I Like It hitmaker is expecting a daughter, her first child with her rapper husband Offset, imminently, and on Sunday (0…

Pregnant rapper Cardi B cannot wait to regain her pre-baby body so she can try on the lingerie gift she received from Rihanna.

The I Like It hitmaker is expecting a daughter, her first child with her rapper husband Offset, imminently, and on Sunday (08Jul18), she took to her Instagram Story timeline to show off a package sent to her home by Rihanna and her team at her Savage x Fenty underwear brand.

“(Look at) this Fenty lingerie package,” Cardi told fans as she opened the box and touched the contents, which included a mint green bustier and a pair of black panties.

“They’re so cute,” she exclaimed. “I can’t wait till I wear these for my man when I give birth and I ain’t fat no more (sic)”.

The hip-hop star has been active on social media over the weekend after she was previously rumoured to have checked into a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia to prepare to give birth on Friday (06Jul18).

Cardi shared a short video message online at the time to brush off the claims, declaring, “I wish I gave birth!”, but the post was quickly deleted after eagle-eyed fans suggested she had been filming from her birthing suite as they noticed the wallpaper was identical to that used in patient rooms at a popular medical centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

However, it appears she is not yet in labour, as she has been posting other videos from her home, including another on Sunday morning, when she complained to fans about struggling with a serious toothache.

“It’s (been) a long night. My head is killing me, I gotta prepare myself for so many things, I wanna get so many things done before I give birth,” she told fans in the clip, which she captioned, “Morning ! what should i take for a toothache? its making my head hurt (sic)”.

Meanwhile, Cardi has also been giving some thought to how she will manage life with a newborn with her super long nails, which she often shows off online.

“ME AS F**K !!!! Inspiration !” she wrote beside a trio of Instagram photos of Latin star Ivy Queen, as she admired the singer/actress’ manicures. “I wonder how I’m going to manage after my baby comes”.

Ivy Queen saw the message and offered to share a few tips with Cardi, assuring the 25-year-old she would be just fine.

“You will be a great mom. Nails or no nails,” she commented. “But if you need tricks Hollaaaa I be glad to share them with you (sic)!!”

Cardi has yet to respond to the post, but her devotees were thrilled by the Puerto Rican star’s remark, and called for the ladies to consider getting together to work on a song.

“When will you two collaborate?” asked one fan, as another begged, “Please collab for the culture I dreamed of this (sic)”.

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Cardi B wanted to appear ‘angelic’ during pregnancy reveal

Cardi B wanted to wear a dress that made her look like an angel when she announced her pregnancy news.The rapper is expecting her first child with fiance Offset, and shared her happy news with the world during her performance on Saturday Night Live ear…

Cardi B wanted to wear a dress that made her look like an angel when she announced her pregnancy news.

The rapper is expecting her first child with fiance Offset, and shared her happy news with the world during her performance on Saturday Night Live earlier this month (Apr18).

Cardi looked stunning in a white, custom-made gown by American designer Christian Siriano, who explained both he and the 25-year-old had a particular vision in mind when it came to the outfit she’d wear on the night.

“I’ve been working with her for a while now, and I knew she was pregnant for a long time, but we were kind of like, ‘OK, what are we going to do for this one?’” he said in an interview with Footwear News. “We wanted something angelic and ethereal, and I think that was a great moment for her because she’s not always that way, diplomatically speaking.

“It also felt very real; we fit that the morning of. It was crazy.”

Despite being pregnant, Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, delivered another stunning performance when she took to the Coachella stage on Sunday (15Apr18) wearing a chain depicting the Loony Tunes cartoon character Lola Bunny.

Celebrity jeweller Eliantte Avianne of Avianne & Co. told TMZ that the Bodak Yellow hitmaker came up with the idea two months ago, but only decided to put the order in five days before the gig.

According to the website, the chain and pendant consist of 110 carats of diamonds valued between $350,000 (£247,000) and $400,000 (£282,000).

The New York-born songwriter also commissioned Eliantte in February to create a pendant for her husband-to-be, which featured a diamond-encrusted house complete with graffiti, an oven and two figurines of the Migos member.

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Cardi B announces massive Fashion Nova collection

Rapper Cardi B has launched plans to take over the fashion world with a huge new collection with Fashion Nova.The Bodak Yellow beauty took hip-hop by storm last summer (17) and now she is officially set to make a mark on the rag trade by collaborating …

Rapper Cardi B has launched plans to take over the fashion world with a huge new collection with Fashion Nova.

The Bodak Yellow beauty took hip-hop by storm last summer (17) and now she is officially set to make a mark on the rag trade by collaborating on a clothing line with one of her favourite budget-friendly labels.

“I can’t think of a better fashion icon for our first design collaboration than Cardi B,” Fashion Nova CEO and founder Richard Saghian said in a statement to Elle.

Cardi’s upcoming collection will include 80 to 100 pieces of outerwear, denim, dresses and other styles. The pregnant hip hop beauty, who has shared countless posts on Instagram singing the praises of clothing by Fashion Nova, offered up more details about the forthcoming collaborative line during an interview with Beats 1 Radio last week (05Apr18).

“With Fashion Nova, they gave me the opportunity to design what I like and what I want to put out, and I’m gonna put out a line with them, a little something-something,” she said. “It’s gonna be crazy because it’s what I like.”

Cardi has also put her feelers out about a possible collaboration with shoe designer Christian Louboutin after helping to spike sales of his famous red-soled heels by rapping about the pumps on Bodak Yellow.

“These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes,” she spits on the track, which prompted a 217 per cent spike in Internet searches for Christian Louboutin shoes, while also adding an estimated $4.5 million (£3.4 million) to the company’s media value, Business of Fashion reported in November (17).

Cardi has yet to seal a deal on a Christian Louboutin collaboration, although the designer expressed interest in meeting the rapper during an interview with The New York Times last year.

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