Taraji P. Henson considered career in beauty before becoming an actress

Taraji P. Henson would have had a career in the beauty industry had she not become an actress.The Empire star is currently gearing up for the launch of her debut haircare line, TPH by Taraji, and in a new interview with People, revealed that if she had…

Taraji P. Henson would have had a career in the beauty industry had she not become an actress.

The Empire star is currently gearing up for the launch of her debut haircare line, TPH by Taraji, and in a new interview with People, revealed that if she hadn’t headed to Hollywood, she would be caring for people’s hair, skin, and nails instead.

“I know that if I didn’t go into acting, I would have been a cosmetologist,” she told the publication, adding that she has always taken her haircare seriously, so her followers on social media value her opinion. “My fans trust me.”

TPH by Taraji will be launching in Target stores across the U.S. at the end of January, and the Golden Globe-winning actress still can’t believe that her products will be on the shelves for customers to buy.

“It’s challenging when you have a dream, because you’ve got to sell it to the world,” the 49-year-old explained. “It’s so close, but so far away. And the buildup of having the nerve to say, ‘I’m going to do this one day,’ then making it happen is just like…wow.”

The 18-piece haircare line comes after 10 years of hard work from the mother-of-one, who started creating the products in her own kitchen.

And Taraji is particularly thrilled with the two scalp cleansers in her debut collection – the Never Salty scalp scrub and the Master Cleanse scalp wash – and she hopes that her products will help educate women with textured hair.

“Women think that just because you have your hair braided up under a weave or wig that you don’t have to (do anything else). But you have to take care of it,” she urged.

TPH by Taraji, priced from $5 to $15 (£4 – £12), is available in Target stores in the U.S. and online, from 29 January.

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Target bringing back designer collections to celebrate 20th anniversary

Target is bringing back 20 designer collections, including its collaborations with Zac Posen and Missoni, to celebrate two decades of fashion partnerships.Executives at the U.S. retailer announced on Thursday that they are gearing up to launch the Anni…

Target is bringing back 20 designer collections, including its collaborations with Zac Posen and Missoni, to celebrate two decades of fashion partnerships.

Executives at the U.S. retailer announced on Thursday that they are gearing up to launch the Anniversary Collection, which will feature 300 products across clothing, accessories, home decor, and kitchen items. The line will drop on 14 September, with prices ranging from $7 to $160 (£6 – £130).

Previously, shoppers have queued for hours, and crashed Target’s website, in an effort to get their hands on items designed by the likes of Rodarte, Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler, Anna Sui, Altuzarra, Phillip Lim, and Lilly Pulitzer.

However, shoppers are restricted this time round to five items per size and colour from the collection, both in-store and online.

And Mark Tritton, chief merchandising officer at the U.S. retailer, teased more collaborations in the future.

“This anniversary celebrates our rich design history and the diverse range of partnerships we’ve offered our guests for the last 20 years,” he said in a statement. “Each partnership brought something special and exciting to our guests, and with 20 years behind us, we’re only getting started. We look forward to bringing our guests more incredible, inspiring and affordable design, creating preference for Target each and every day.”

The designers are a huge favourite with famous faces, and recently, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wore a Jason Wu Collection dress to the London premiere of The Lion King reboot, while Katharine McPhee sported three custom Zac Posen dresses for her wedding to David Foster in London back in June.

Target has also teamed up with editors at publishing house Rizzoli to release Target: 20 Years of Design for All: How Target Revolutionized Accessible Design, a book which will highlight each designer collection over the years.

Additionally, bosses will release a documentary that will take a look behind the scenes at Target’s innovative approach to affordable design in September.

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Cardi B no longer dressing baby Kulture in expensive designer gear

Cardi B has stopped dressing her baby girl in expensive designer gear, because each item gets ruined by spit-up, vomit and poop. The new mum, who welcomed her daughter Kulture in July (18), quickly got tired of kitting her kid out in the latest high-f…

Cardi B has stopped dressing her baby girl in expensive designer gear, because each item gets ruined by spit-up, vomit and poop.

The new mum, who welcomed her daughter Kulture in July (18), quickly got tired of kitting her kid out in the latest high-fashion baby styles and turned to staples from popular value-for-money stores like Target.

“You buy so many clothes for babies and then the couture stuff and the expensive name brand stuff you put it on her and then it’s like right away she throws up, she drools, or she might c**p on it,” the Bodak Yellow hitmaker explained to Entertainment Tonight.

“She’ll end up being in a Target outfit, like a Target onesie. My best pictures and videos and pictures of her, she’s, like, in damn pyjamas.”

Cardi left Kulture at home in Los Angeles while she performed in her husband Offset’s native Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend (01-03Feb19), as part of the Fanatics pre-Super Bowl celebrations.

“I knew it was gonna be too hectic,” she told ET. “I knew the city was gonna be too much, and it’s like I just left her there in L.A. and I’m going back on Monday.”

Meanwhile, Cardi is reportedly back with Offset following a cheating scandal.

She separated from the Migos star in early December (18), amid rumours of his infidelity, but just before Christmas, they sparked speculation of a romantic reconciliation after they were photographed on vacation in Puerto Rico, where she was set to perform at San Juan’s Electric Holiday Concert.

After the photos leaked, Cardi played down the reunion chatter, however, she has now claimed that they are working on their relationship.

“It’s a personal thing,” she told People. “(We are) just taking things slow. We have a baby right now. That’s like our real big focus. I hang out with him, I talk to him every day and we do our thing.”

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Christian Louboutin will never design for the high street

Christian Louboutin has ruled out ever doing a high street collaboration.With fashion designers like Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, and Karl Lagerfeld, among many more, flocking to work with H&M, and the likes of Peter Pilotto and Proenza Schouler teami…

Christian Louboutin has ruled out ever doing a high street collaboration.

With fashion designers like Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, and Karl Lagerfeld, among many more, flocking to work with H&M, and the likes of Peter Pilotto and Proenza Schouler teaming with Target, Louboutin has disappointed fashion fans by announcing he never will.

“It’s not a matter of design. You can do a low-budget line with a beautiful design. My problem is that I am really obsessed with quality. It would drive me crazy,” he stated to London Evening Standard newspaper.

He is also against selling any of his namesake company to a big fashion conglomerate.

“The most important thing is freedom. So why would you give away something so important if you don’t need to?” the 55-year-old said.

Elsewhere in the interview, the French footwear designer got candid over his family history.

In 2014, Louboutin learned that the man he believed was his father actually wasn’t his biological parent, and instead an Egyptian builder his mother had an affair with was his real dad.

“I was surprised and not surprised because I’ve had such a big love of Egypt,” he mused. “But then, of course, I was surprised because I thought my mother was a saint.

“In her 40s, she started to have this thing. I didn’t think that she would have a lover, but I was very happy for her. Even if I loved my father. It’s really her story. My father is my father. My biological father is another thing.”

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Burberry sues Target for allegedly copying distinctive check pattern

Burberry is suing Target for allegedly copying its iconic check pattern.The British heritage fashion company, established in 1856, has built up a reputation for its signature beige trench coats and use of a distinctive check design, which is often prin…

Burberry is suing Target for allegedly copying its iconic check pattern.

The British heritage fashion company, established in 1856, has built up a reputation for its signature beige trench coats and use of a distinctive check design, which is often printed on scarves and other accessories.

Now, lawyers for Burberry have filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit against Target, alleging that the U.S. retail giant has been selling items with the Burberry pattern.

According to the legal documents, which were filed in a New York Federal Court last week (ends06May18), lawyers first sent Target executives a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding the sale of eyewear, bottle and luggage that allegedly featured unauthorised use of the Burberry check.

However, they decided to take further legal action after they found out Target was selling scarves with a check print that is “superficially indistinguishable” from the Burberry version.

“Despite being aware of Burberry’s exclusive trademark rights, Target nevertheless has repeatedly infringed these rights by selling a variety of products bearing close imitations and counterfeits of the Burberry check trademark,” the lawsuit states. “Target’s conduct is willful, intentional and represents a conscious disregard for Burberry’s rights in the Burberry check trademark and a calculated decision to misappropriate the enormous goodwill represented by the Burberry check trademark.”

Burberry lawyers also asserted that the sale of scarves which allegedly feature the Burberry check may confuse customers and cause them to believe they are genuine items, especially in light of Target’s recent collaboration with U.K. footwear brand Hunter, and designers including Prabal Gurung and Rodarte over the years.

“Target’s well-publicised history of collaborating with popular brands and fashion designers to promote and sell Target-exclusive limited-edition collections further heightens the risk of such consumer confusion,” the lawsuit adds.

A spokesperson for Target stated that they were aware of the lawsuit and were looking to address the matter in a “reasonable manner”.

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Kate Bosworth channels festival chic at Hunter x Target launch

Kate Bosworth got into the festival spirit early at a launch event for the upcoming Hunter for Target collection on Sunday (25Mar18).American retailer Target has teamed up with British rubber wellington boot brand Hunter to create a line of wellies, ra…

Kate Bosworth got into the festival spirit early at a launch event for the upcoming Hunter for Target collection on Sunday (25Mar18).

American retailer Target has teamed up with British rubber wellington boot brand Hunter to create a line of wellies, raincoats and tops. And as well as clothes, keen campers can snap up drink holders, bags, a sunshade and a covered wagon.

Posing on the red carpet at the Hunter for Target Ultimate Family Festival event held at the Rose Bowl stadium in California, Kate channelled festival chic in a white branded Hunter T-shirt, long jacket and boots. She completed the festival vibe with a pair of shades.

“Excited for you all to get your hands on this #HunterXTarget collection! Coming April 14th. @hunterboots @target #ad,” the actress posted on Instagram alongside a snap of her posing with her hands in peace signs.

Joining Kate at the event was Tiffany Haddish, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Charli XCX and Hailee Steinfeld, who were all decked out in pieces from the collection.

The collaboration officially drops on 14 April, with Jenna encouraging her fans to check out the line when it hits stores.

“Bullseye!! The @targetstyle @hunterboots collection available 4/14 at Target go go get it you will thank me i (sic) promise it’s incredible #hunterxtarget #ad,” she wrote on Instagram next to a snap of her wearing one of the Hunter x Target raincoats.

She also posed with a cute white dog in the snap, who had the red Target bullseye logo painted around its eye.

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