Shay Mitchell unveils Coachella-inspired bag collection

Actress Shay Mitchell has launched a line of handbags inspired by the Coachella music festival. The Festival Collection is now available as part of the lifestyle brand BEIS, which was launched by the former Pretty Little Liars star last year (18). The…

Actress Shay Mitchell has launched a line of handbags inspired by the Coachella music festival.

The Festival Collection is now available as part of the lifestyle brand BEIS, which was launched by the former Pretty Little Liars star last year (18). The initial release under the affordable label included duffle bags, backpacks and cosmetic cases inspired by the brunette beauty’s love of travel, and they were all developed with durable fabrics and extensive pocket space, making the items both fashionable and functional.

Among the latest offerings are a tote bag, fanny pack and duffle, comprised of faux leather trim and an adjustable strap. The 31 year old designed the line with concertgoers in mind, catering to those who want to enjoy live music secure in the knowledge their belonging are safe.

The bags were crafted with the idea of “being at a concert with your hands in the air, not having to worry about the safety of your stuff,” Shay shared in a press release, adding her new Mini Duffle is perfect for those “with the gym or a day trip in mind”, and features compartments for shoes and toiletries.

Mitchell recently reflected on the creation of her company in an interview with Who What Wear’s podcast Second Life and explained why she decided to keep the launch simple.

“I wanted to come out with the basics first,” she noted. “If I were to come out with 30 different items, that would be very overwhelming for the consumer. Everybody needs a backpack. Everybody needs a weekender and passport holder. And from that, we just kind of came up with the assortment that we had for our first launch.”

She added, “I came out with this to create something that was functional, chic, and affordable.”

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Beyonce unveils vibrant collection of holiday-themed merchandise

Beyonce has unveiled a vibrant range of holiday-themed merchandise in time for Christmas.The superstar drops a fun collection prior to the festive season each year, with her previous lines tapping into the success of her 2016 visual album Lemonade. O…

Beyonce has unveiled a vibrant range of holiday-themed merchandise in time for Christmas.

The superstar drops a fun collection prior to the festive season each year, with her previous lines tapping into the success of her 2016 visual album Lemonade.

On Monday (19Nov18), Beyonce dropped her 2018 range, with the offerings including black sweatshirts and joggers emblazoned with the word “HOLIDAYONCE” across the front in neon green, a neon green T-shirt featuring a grayscale portrait of the Formation singer, and a black cropped T-shirt.

A sweatsuit set and a “HOLIDAYONCE” scarf are also available in the clothing range, while other items reference the iconography used in her epic Coachella Music Festival gigs in April (18), which paid tribute to historically black colleges and universities and featured over 100 dancers.

A set of enamel pins features the Beyonce coat of arms – including depictions of Egyptian queen Nefertiti, a black panther and black fist, nods to the Black Panther Party and members’ fight for civil rights, as well as a bee – a reference to the nickname for her fans – the Beyhive.

There is also Beyonce-themed wrapping paper, featuring the Nefertiti and panther symbols, with three sheets priced at $10 (£8), while the Homecoming Mug Set, costing $45 (£35), contains three ceramic mugs in black, pink, and gold, printed with the coat of arms images.

For those seeking merchandise from Beyonce’s On the Run II Tour, which was co-headlined by her rapper husband JAY-Z, there are OTR II items still up for grabs, including a black T-shirt with the words This Is Real Love splashed on the front, and a kids’ sweater emblazoned with the OTR II logo.

All items are currently available for sale on Beyonce’s website. The merchandise costs between $10 and $125 (£8-£98).

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Balmain launches new digital flagship

Balmain has launched a new digital flagship which will serve customers in more than 100 markets.The French luxury brand, helmed by Olivier Rousteing, has launched the portal in partnership with Italian online retailer YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, after Bal…

Balmain has launched a new digital flagship which will serve customers in more than 100 markets.

The French luxury brand, helmed by Olivier Rousteing, has launched the portal in partnership with Italian online retailer YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, after Balmain chief executive officer Massimo Piombini decided that the former web offering was “quite poor”.

Everything was managed in-house “without any real technical expertise, and the possibilities to keep up with the upgrades of the digital business,” he said in an interview with WWD.

The management team hopes that this new initiative will bolster visibility and sales while serving as a powerful communication tool where customers can access a click-and-collect service, editorial content and dedicated capsules.

Executives at Yoox Net-a-Porter Group already work with luxury labels including Valentino and Armani, and deputy president of the online flagship stores division, Francesca Tranquilli, has shared that the medium will simplify the shopping process and will offer extensive languages, currencies and payment methods.

Balmain is currently preparing to unveil a landmark Paris flagship early next year (19), which will be designed by Rousteing along with architects at Paris Studio AMV, with 30 to 40 store openings planned for the next three to four years.

Rousteing also recently teamed up with Beyonce Knowles to release a Coachella capsule collection based on the dazzling Balmain outfits the singer wore during her iconic headline set in April.

“I worked really long with her on the Beychella moments, and the fact that we can release this collaboration that is based on our creativity, Beyonce and I, is really a big, big step for fashion and music together,” the fashion star recently explained to U.S. Vogue.

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Kelly Rowland: ‘Never neglect your skincare regime!’

Kelly Rowland takes her daily skincare regime very seriously and wears sunscreen every day.The singer always rocks a flawless complexion and has previously described herself as “a beauty product hoarder” due to her love of cosmetics. While Kelly enjoys…

Kelly Rowland takes her daily skincare regime very seriously and wears sunscreen every day.

The singer always rocks a flawless complexion and has previously described herself as “a beauty product hoarder” due to her love of cosmetics.

While Kelly enjoys experimenting with hair and make-up, she is adamant that keeping her skin soft and healthy is always her number one priority.

“I believe in skincare above anything,” she explained in an interview with U.S. Elle at the launch of Schick’s new Intuition f.a.b. razor – a brand for which Kelly is an ambassador. “One (favourite product) would definitely be Shani Darden’s Retinol Reform. Another one would be iS Clinical face wash, because I believe in washing your face. And a sunscreen – iS Clinical has a great sunscreen.”

The 37-year-old is also a big fan of Jessica Alba’s cosmetics line, Honest Beauty, and likes to use the brand’s Magic Balm around her eyes in the summertime.

“Pat McGrath has these beautiful colours in her eye palettes. Stunning for summer,” Kelly added. “She just gave me (a palette) through my make-up artist, Sheika Daley. And I’m in love with it.”

The Stole hitmaker had a ball playing with her beauty look during last month’s (Apr18) Coachella festival, where she reunited with former bandmates Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams for a surprise Destiny’s Child reunion during Bey’s iconic headline set.

And being part of a two-week event meant that Kelly was able to have double the fun when it came to her style choices.

“(My look) did change week-to-week,” she explained. “The first week, where we had the rhinestone fatigue camo on, that was a smokier look and a little bit more sultry. It was fun. The next week was glow, glow, glow. I told Sheika I really wanted to glow. And she glowed me right on out. I loved it.”

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Olivia Culpo shares top tips for mastering selfies

Olivia Culpo’s top selfie tip is to pose in the mirror before taking a snap.Former beauty queen Olivia, who won the Miss Universe competition in 2012, has become a red carpet regular in recent years, rising to fame after she began dating Nick Jonas in …

Olivia Culpo’s top selfie tip is to pose in the mirror before taking a snap.

Former beauty queen Olivia, who won the Miss Universe competition in 2012, has become a red carpet regular in recent years, rising to fame after she began dating Nick Jonas in 2013.

While the romance didn’t last, her popularity has endured, and she now boasts close to three million followers on Instagram and Twitter. The pretty brunette regularly posts solo snaps on her social media accounts and has now shared her secrets to getting the perfect shot.

“I would definitely recommend always posing in the mirror before you have a special event or before you know you’re going to be taking pictures on a vacation in a bikini,” Olivia told U.S. InStyle magazine. “Figure out what you’re comfortable with because it really is trial and error, but we all can do it. And you’re not going to know your angles unless you try and figure out what works and what doesn’t.”

Some of the star’s recent selfies include snaps of her lounging by a pool at Coachella, eating ice cream in Italy and walking by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

After nailing your pose, the 25-year-old advises hunting out good lighting. She even goes as far to say that shooting in poor light can ruin a photo.

“If you don’t have beautiful light, then no picture’s gonna look good, so you can’t always take it personally when you look at a picture and it’s not what you thought you looked like,” she stated. “Finding the right light is very important.”

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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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Haim heap praise on ‘dream’ Chloe Coachella wardrobe

Alana Haim has praised Chloe’s Natacha Ramsay-Levi for making her dream clothes a reality.Natacha dressed Alana and her sisters Este and Danielle for their performance at Coachella at the weekend (13-15Apr18), with the trio rocking silver leather and p…

Alana Haim has praised Chloe’s Natacha Ramsay-Levi for making her dream clothes a reality.

Natacha dressed Alana and her sisters Este and Danielle for their performance at Coachella at the weekend (13-15Apr18), with the trio rocking silver leather and paisley prints.

“The best thing about working with Chloe is that when we opened up the sketches it really just felt like they knew our personalities already and they knew what we like to wear,” Alana told Vogue. “When I saw what they created, it was like, ‘Oh yes! You took my dreams and put it in a sketch.’ It was really exciting.”

Although the siblings wore similar ensembles, they didn’t entirely match, which ensured each singer could retain her own style. Danielle went for silver leather pants matched with a red paisley top, while Alana showed off her legs in silver leather shorts and a chest-baring top. Este went for a red patterned dress which featured cut-outs.

The sisters reveal they’re inspired by ’90s and ’00s girl groups when it comes to their stage outfits.

“Each of us knows ourselves and our bodies really well. We know what looks good, and I think we just play to our strengths,” Este explained. “I know that if I were to wear shorts or pants, I’d probably split them in the middle onstage because I move around so much, so I stick to dresses so my legs can do what they want to do.”

After they performed Alana, Este and Danielle posted a photo of their clothes on Instagram and thanked Natacha for creating their “DREAM outfits”.

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Beyonce’s back-up dancers’ Coachella clothing to be sold by BlackMilk

The striking costumes worn by Beyonce’s dancers during her stunning Coachella performance are to be sold by Australian fashion company BlackMilk. The singer hit the stage at the California festival late on Saturday night (14Apr18) and delivered a powe…

The striking costumes worn by Beyonce’s dancers during her stunning Coachella performance are to be sold by Australian fashion company BlackMilk.

The singer hit the stage at the California festival late on Saturday night (14Apr18) and delivered a powerhouse set, complete with a marching band and a brief Destiny’s Child reunion, but many were talking about her colourful dancers – and now fans can copy the stylish pieces they wore.

Featuring long sleeves and a high neckline, the unique look was worn by the star’s troupe during the opening number in the landmark concert.

The King Tut-inspired outfits were created by designers at BlackMilk, who are well known for producing bold prints and fabrics that allow for maximum movement. The gold bodysuits, on sale for $100 (£70), will be available to own from Tuesday (17Apr18),

In a statement, Sally Osburn, the CEO of the Australian brand expressed her excitement: “We honestly couldn’t be more excited to see Beyonce’s crew rocking BlackMilk. We are really proud to be a company built on a community of individual, creative, amazing women.”

She also noted that the collaboration with the Crazy in Love hitmaker will allow fans to be part of Beyonce’s show-stopping moment: “It’s such an amazing opportunity for our team to see products they have lovingly created onstage at one of the world’s most celebrated music events, that is seen all around the world,” she added. “It really is unbelievable!”

For Osburn, the costumes are huge a source of pride.

“We are also really proud to be flying the flag for Australian fashion, design and manufacture on a global stage,” she noted.

A description for the outfits classifies them as “super sun-safe, perfect for surfer babes and part-mermaids alike” and encourages buyers to be creative with how they are worn: “Throw on a skater skirt or high-waisted shorts and it becomes an instantly cool long-sleeved top.”

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Katy Perry tries out showbiz’s hottest new hair colour – pink!

Katy Perry is taking a little bit of Asia home with her in the form of her newly-dyed pink hair, after wrapping her gigs on the continent.Katy finished the third leg of her Witness: The Tour on Saturday (14Aprl18) in Jakarta, Indonesia, but playing in …

Katy Perry is taking a little bit of Asia home with her in the form of her newly-dyed pink hair, after wrapping her gigs on the continent.

Katy finished the third leg of her Witness: The Tour on Saturday (14Aprl18) in Jakarta, Indonesia, but playing in Asia has left a lasting impression on the Roar hitmaker.

Uploading a photo on Instagram, the 33-year-old singer revealed she’d added a pink tint to her pixie cut.

“And that’s a wrap on the Asian leg of Witness The Tour! Fell in love with many different cherry blossoms from Tokyo to South Korea… so @rickhenryla and I decided I should become one,” she captioned the shot.

Hair stylist Rick Henry also added a snap of Katy to his own Instagram, a cute photo of the singer posing with a diamante Hello Kitty face.

“As we traveled through all of the different countries on the Asian leg of #WitnesstheTour – we were inspired by the beauty of the cherry blossoms! It was time for a PINK KITTY naturally.. make-up @manthony783 @Katyperry #hairbyrickhenry #colorbutter #pink #katyperry #pixie,” he wrote.

Pink hair is a big trend in the showbiz world at the moment, with Lucy Hale opting to try out the colour, while Kylie Jenner donned a hot pink wig as she partied in Coachella over the weekend.

Hailey Baldwin and Kim Kardashian, and husband Kanye West, also tried the hue out recently.

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H&M tap Moschino for latest collaboration

Fashion fans have flocked to Twitter to share their excitement that H&M’s next designer collaboration is with Jeremy Scott’s Moschino.The news was announced during Scott’s annual party at Coachella on Saturday, with the designer enlisting the hel…

Fashion fans have flocked to Twitter to share their excitement that H&M’s next designer collaboration is with Jeremy Scott’s Moschino.

The news was announced during Scott’s annual party at Coachella on Saturday, with the designer enlisting the help of model Gigi Hadid to break the news. The pair, both dressed in head to toe in looks from the new Moschino (tv) H&M collection, shared the style news via an Instagram live call.

“I am so excited about Moschino (tv) H&M,” Scott said in a statement. “My life’s work has been to connect with people through fashion, and with this collaboration I’ll be able to reach more of my fans than I’ve ever had the ability to do.”

“There’s a silver sequinned parka dress,” he added to Vogue. “Denim pieces are all twisted into something else. Puffers and jackets are reconfigured into cropped things or double-long things. There’s a sportswear-with-evening kind of feeling, like a hockey jersey with a train.”

The American designer has been at the helm of Italian label Moschino since 2011.

The hotly anticipated line drops on 8 November (18), with prices ranging from $35 (£25) to $427 (£300).

“Cant wait to see the new #HMOSCHINO collection,” one Twitter user posted, while another exclaimed:”I’m f**king crying!! MOSCHINO I’m Ready for you!!!!!!!”

Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative advisor of H&M, also shared her joy at adding Moschino to the Swedish retailer’s roster of high-end collaborators which has included Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander Wang and label Balmain.

“MOSCHINO (tv) H&M is the perfect collaboration for fashion right now, mixing together pop, street culture, logos and also glamour. Jeremy Scott is amazing – he knows how to have fun with fashion, and to connect with his fans around the world,” Johansson enthused.

Scott’s Coachella bash was brimming with stars, including Fergie, Cardi B and Emily Ratajkowski.

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