Lizzo teaming up with Quay on fun sunglasses collection

Lizzo has collaborated with Quay on a bold new collection of sunglasses.On Wednesday, the singer-songwriter and body positivity activist announced that she has partnered with the team at the eyewear company on the QUAY X LIZZO line, with the eight-piec…

Lizzo has collaborated with Quay on a bold new collection of sunglasses.

On Wednesday, the singer-songwriter and body positivity activist announced that she has partnered with the team at the eyewear company on the QUAY X LIZZO line, with the eight-piece range featuring sunglasses, blue light glasses, and accessories.

“My style is always evolving. I like to mix it up, and I love that this collection has a little bit of everything,” she said. “There’s one with glitter lenses, another with star-shaped studs. I like those kinds of special details. These glasses are fun and different.”

Highlights of the collection include the cat-eye shaped Flex, available in black, white and lime green frames, and the square Jaded design, which features tiny silver stars.

And to coincide with the launch, Lizzo is working with executives at Quay and U.S. charity Feeding America to donate one million meals as part of a new initiative. From 20-25 May, customers who buy any pair from the brand’s website will get another pair of their choice for free, and Quay will help provide at least 100 meals per purchase to people struggling with hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Quay is different from other eyewear brands out there. They’re cool and fresh, but also inclusive and attainable,” the Juice hitmaker shared. “Their message of confidence and self-expression is something that I believe in and can stand behind. Combine all that with the opportunity to do good with Feeding America, and it doesn’t get much better than that.”

Items in the QUAY X LIZZO line are priced from $55 (£45).

And Quay chief executive officer Jodi Bricker can’t wait for fans to begin checking out Lizzo’s designs.

“We see Lizzo as an icon of confidence, self-love, and self-expression,” she praised. “She speaks her truth and, in doing so, empowers all of us to do the same. Confidence, self-expression, and authenticity are at the core of everything we do at Quay, and we’re excited to partner with someone who owns that and stand together to help underserved communities through Feeding America.”

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Lizzo was ‘addicted’ to wearing make-up every day

Lizzo began to suffer from low confidence after becoming addicted to wearing make-up every day.In an interview for the People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, the Truth Hurts hitmaker candidly revealed her perception of her natural appearance had…

Lizzo began to suffer from low confidence after becoming addicted to wearing make-up every day.

In an interview for the People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, the Truth Hurts hitmaker candidly revealed her perception of her natural appearance had become warped following almost six months of being in heavy make-up on a daily basis.

“I think I’ve been in make-up every single day of my life for the last six months. We get addicted to seeing ourselves really dolled up. I had a few days off in Brazil back in February where I wasn’t in make-up and I remember being like, ‘Yo why am I so ugly to myself right now?’” she told the publication. “It’s because I got addicted, used to seeing my face with contour. I never thought that would happen because I’m such an earthy b***h, I can go days without make-up!”

The Grammy winner also opened up about life in self-isolation amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and said that she’s grateful for the opportunity to reflect and feel grateful.

“I feel like I’m doing well. I feel bad because there’s so many people who weren’t prepared for this. I think that’s been the hardest part for me, is emotionally being tapped in and being so empathetic and feeling for people,” the 31-year-old explained. “There’s a lot of people right now who are going through it and my little problems ain’t nothing compared to theirs.”

And the Juice singer is relieved to be taking a break from her fast-paced schedule.

“I think it’s cool that we get the opportunity to turn off. My dream is to just take off my nails, not wear make-up and just grow my ‘fro out and walk around naked in my own garden,” she added.

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Lizzo wows in white gown at 2020 Grammy Awards

Lizzo channelled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Juice hitmaker, who won three of the top prizes at the annual music ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wore a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown that …

Lizzo channelled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Juice hitmaker, who won three of the top prizes at the annual music ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wore a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown that featured delicate silver embellishment as she made her entrance.

She completed the look with a faux fur white stole, her hair in soft waves, Lorraine Schwartz diamonds, and silver jewelled Rene Caovilla sandals.

Billie Eilish rocked a unique Gucci black and neon green suit as she scooped six awards, including Best New Artist, Record, and Album of the Year. The 18-year-old matched her hair and nails to the suit and finished the outfit with a neon green and black surgical mask on her face, along with a pair of sunglasses.

Chrissy Teigen was a hit in her orange Yanina Couture gown, which featured huge tulle puffball sleeves, a plunging neckline, and two thigh-high splits.

She had earlier told her Twitter followers that she had finally found her dress, but that they wouldn’t be impressed.

“Found a Grammy dress. hope u hate it. like to keep u busy (sic),” the star joked.

Best New Artist nominee Lil Nas X also got in on the neon craze and sported head-to-toe pink custom Versace with a matching cowboy hat and cap-toe neon cowboy boots.

Spanish singer Rosalia rocked a red leather shirt dress with fringing by Alexander Wang, and Grammys host Alicia Keys wowed in a floor-length silver shimmery gown by Atelier Versace.

Ariana Grande had not one, but two show-stopping gowns on the red carpet, making her Grammys comeback with a Giambattista Valli grey tulle creation, and later a Schiaparelli crop top and skirt.

Elsewhere, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner accompanied her husband Joe Jonas in a custom Louis Vuitton mini dress, while Bebe Rexha looked chic in a Christian Cowan tuxedo with wide-leg trousers and a jewelled sheer turtleneck.

Billy Porter debuted a Baja East turquoise beaded suit and lampshade-like hat and Maggie Rogers made a splash in a vintage Chanel dress which she teamed with an eco-friendly water bottle holder.

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Lizzo defiant over revealing basketball game dress

Lizzo has hit back at criticism over the revealing dress she wore at a recent Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.The Good as Hell singer wore a loose, black T-shirt dress with the back cut out to reveal her thong as she sat courtside at the Staples Cen…

Lizzo has hit back at criticism over the revealing dress she wore at a recent Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

The Good as Hell singer wore a loose, black T-shirt dress with the back cut out to reveal her thong as she sat courtside at the Staples Center on Sunday, when the Lakers faced off against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.

She was honoured by the Lakers cheerleaders as they performed a dance routine to her smash hit Juice, and Lizzo celebrated the tribute by dancing along, before bending over to show off her provocative outfit for the cameras.

Her daring moves split opinion on social media as fans praised the star for her energy and self-confidence, while others insisted Lizzo should cover up in public.

The criticism prompted the musician to take to Instagram late on Monday to address her detractors, making it clear she couldn’t care less about their opinions.

“Who I am, and the essence of me and the things I choose to do as a grown a*s woman, can inspire you to do the same,” she defiantly posted.

“You don’t have to be like me. You need to be like you. And never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself. This is who I’ve always been. Now everyone’s lookin’ at it, and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me. Negative criticism has no stake in my life.”

She continued, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been… I’m surrounded by love, and I just wanna spread that love – and also spread these cheeks. And if you really, really don’t like my a*s, you can kiss it.”

Lizzo went on to hail Rihanna as her “inspiration” by sharing video footage of the Bajan beauty dancing in a sheer gown on Twitter.

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Lizzo credits positive mindset with her success

Lizzo believes her music career took off once she started thinking positively about herself.The 31-year-old has been vocal about her continuing journey to self-acceptance and is a champion for body positivity. Lizzo had released two albums – Lizzobang…

Lizzo believes her music career took off once she started thinking positively about herself.

The 31-year-old has been vocal about her continuing journey to self-acceptance and is a champion for body positivity.

Lizzo had released two albums – Lizzobangers and Big Grrrl Small World – and despite their critical acclaim, she was not well known until she released her party anthem Juice last year, which was the lead single from her hit third album, Cuz I Love You.

In a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the singer added that her success has come from a positive mindset and refusing to think negatively.

Lizzo shared her mantra: “I love you…You are beautiful… And you can do anything,” and revealed that she regularly tells herself her career has taken off because of talent and hard work.

She has been open about her struggles to fully accept her plus-sized figure but said she’s finally starting to dispel criticism about her body.

“It’s not something that you really change; it’s something that you address and work on,” she said of her self-confidence. “I had to address every layer of insecurity, ’cause I can’t just be like, ‘Alright, my arm’s not jiggly and lumpy anymore.’ That’s delusional. You have to be like, ‘That’s not ugly to me anymore. and it’s not wrong to me, it’s beautiful to me.'”

And she hopes there are more artists like her that will be inspired to release music and put themselves out there.

“Hopefully by existing, there can just be more opportunities for people that look like me that are, you know, beyond what a trend is. And that they’re there on the merit of their talent. They’re there on the merit of their beauty. And they’re there because they’re good enough,” Lizzo shared.

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Lizzo struggles to accept her natural hair: ‘I’m working on it’

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet. However, L…

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.

The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet.

However, Lizzo explained during a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she is on a “journey” to self-love and wants to fully embrace her own tresses.

“The final frontier for me is the wigs and the weaves – my natural hair, my natural state truly,” she candidly shared. “I’m working on it. It’s a struggle. We’re not there yet. There’s no top of the mountain for self-love. It’s a journey that continues forever, so I think it’s a part of it. You gotta love that part. That’s the juiciest part of you though.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lizzo explained that she is open to stripping away costumes and cosmetics too, as she is adamant everyone should be able to embrace their nude bodies.

“Loving who you are should start in the buff. You should essentially, by the end of your self-love journey, be completely in love with who you are with no make-up, no extra hair, no styling, no corsetry. That’s my opinion for my life – I don’t think anybody should have to subscribe to that,” the 31-year-old mused. “But I feel like if I can love that person, then anything else is possible within the spectrum of self-love. My skin, my face, no make-up – that’s fine.”

And the singer, who wore a House of Holland wood-grain inspired outfit – complete with matching nails – to the BET Awards back in June, revealed she loves turning “jokes” into offbeat ensembles.

“I really love my team, my creative team: hair, make-up, styling. We get to just really play around. We love exploring with colour, shapes, motifs, big ideas, and jokes. Turning jokes into a red carpet look is what we do best. My personality, you can see it. I don’t even have to say nothing. I walk into a room and you know what’s up,” Lizzo smiled.

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Lizzo and Ezra Miller front Urban Decay’s new Pretty Different campaign

Lizzo and Ezra Miller have been tapped to star in Urban Decay’s Pretty Different campaign.The stars are among the five new spokespeople for the U.S. cosmetics company, with The Act actress Joey King, Colombian singer Karol G and South Korean singer-son…

Lizzo and Ezra Miller have been tapped to star in Urban Decay’s Pretty Different campaign.

The stars are among the five new spokespeople for the U.S. cosmetics company, with The Act actress Joey King, Colombian singer Karol G and South Korean singer-songwriter CL also fronting the advertisements, with all of the personalities chosen for their work in championing uniqueness.

In her Pretty Different photoshoot, Lizzo is seen gazing at the camera while rocking bright blue eyeshadow and light pink lip gloss, and the Juice hitmaker noted that the concept perfectly aligns with her own values, especially in relation to advocating for body positivity and self-love.

“I definitely fell to the pressure of trying to fit in to the social norm,” the 31-year-old reflected. “When I decided to embrace myself. And who I was fully I noticed that the world fell in love with me, more and more and more.”

While Joey is depicted sporting bright coral eyeshadow, Karol G sports glittery black eye make-up, CL opts for metallic purple eyeliner and Ezra wears a slick of bright red lipstick.

“I’ve had so many experiences of being obviously a weirdo. Gravitated towards the bizarre. And I think that’s sort of the quintessence of the lesson,” the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor commented of the campaign.

The five new brand ambassadors will appear in upcoming Urban Decay launches throughout the year.

And Wende Zomnir, Urban Decay’s founding partner, is thrilled to be teaming with such an exciting set of personalities.

“Pretty Different is our anthem for fellow make-up junkies who don’t subscribe to beauty standards,” she stated. “It’s our tribute to individuality because everyone is pretty different. It’s our approach to reinventing what it means to be a beauty brand.”

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