Adwoa Aboah ‘honoured’ to be selected for British Vogue’s September issue cover

Adwoa Aboah feels “honoured” to have been named as a force for change by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue. The British model appears alongside the likes of Adut Akech, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, and 16-year…

Adwoa Aboah feels “honoured” to have been named as a force for change by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue.

The British model appears alongside the likes of Adut Akech, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, and 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg on the cover of the publication’s Forces for Change issue, which was guest-edited by the royal.

Sharing the cover on Instagram, the 27-year-old told her followers being selected for her work with Gurls Talk, an online community she founded for young women to discuss issues like mental health and sex, is one of her biggest achievements so far.

“I can’t even begin to explain what an honour this is to have been featured alongside these inspirational womxn for @britishvogue’s September Issue (sic),” Aboah wrote. “To have been chosen by HRH The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal and @edward_enninful as one of 15 #forcesforchange because of all the work I do with @gurlstalk feels like one of the biggest achievements yet. Thank you to everyone who made it a possibility.”

Supermodel Turlington also shared the cover on Instagram and expressed her pride at being featured alongside the other trailblazing women.

“Grateful to have been selected to join these #forcesforchange for the September Issue of @britishvogue I am beyond proud to introduce the #ForcesForChange September 2019 issue of @BritishVogue, guest-edited by HRH The Duchess of Sussex,” she wrote in the caption.

The 15 women, which also include actresses Gemma Chan, Jameela Jamil, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, and Yara Shahidi, were photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful unveiled the new cover on Sunday and revealed that Meghan declined to appear on it because she feared it would be a distraction.

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Yara Shahidi joins Michael B. Jordan in Coach’s fall 19 campaign

Yara Shahidi has been tapped to star alongside Michael B. Jordan in Coach’s fall 2019 campaign.The Black-ish actress has been teasing a new project with the New York-based label on social media over the past few days, and on Thursday, the latest market…

Yara Shahidi has been tapped to star alongside Michael B. Jordan in Coach’s fall 2019 campaign.

The Black-ish actress has been teasing a new project with the New York-based label on social media over the past few days, and on Thursday, the latest marketing imagery dropped.

One image shows Yara posing in a tartan coat with black leather detailing and holding the brand-new Tabby bag, while another depicts her standing in front of a tree and sporting a colourful floral-print jacket.

She also appears in Coach’s accompanying video advertisement, entitled Dream It Real, which features a cast of “21st-century dreamers” pursuing infinite possibilities in the Big Apple.

“We find our voices, we spread our wings. We will keep going, keep climbing. We don’t sit down; we stand 50 stories high,” she states in a voiceover, while Coach menswear ambassador Michael adds, “This is the heart of the dreamer.”

In addition, the campaign includes appearances from Coach faces Kiko Mizuhara, Jemima Kirke, Lolo Zouai, Miles Heizer and new Coach ambassador, Chinese model Liu Wen.

Regarding the inspiration, creative director Stuart Vevers looked to present “a new thought-provoking narrative,” and worked with photographer Juergen Teller and director Todd Tourso, as well as stylist Venetia Scott, make-up artist Dick Page and hairstylist Christiaan, to bring the concept to life.

“Juergen was my instinctive choice for fall,” the designer commented. “He is able to create the warm, unpretentious and playful spirit I wanted. He is known for capturing the unique essence of his subjects and is able to reveal the humanity and authentic personalities of our cast. His portrait of our home, New York City, is new and fresh in a way that speaks to my evolved vision for the house and the inclusive, unapologetic and free-spirited attitude that defines us.”

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Yara Shahidi disappointed by make-up artists who don’t cater to her skin tone

Yara Shahidi brings her own cosmetics to photoshoots as not all make-up artists cater for her skin tone.The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been …

Yara Shahidi brings her own cosmetics to photoshoots as not all make-up artists cater for her skin tone.

The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in the new Confident Beauty campaign alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Chinese star Ni Ni.

While Yara chose to team with Bobbi Brown due to the company’s extensive colour offerings in foundation and concealer, she has found that make-up artists don’t always carry the right shades for her.

“I love that more brands are doing this. There have been times when I got out of the make-up chair and my skin looked grey,” she recalled in an interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s why I think every single person of colour usually brings their own make-up kit to set.”

In addition to building a reputation for her fun beauty looks, Yara is quickly becoming one to watch on the red carpet.

Of late, she has sported very glamorous ensembles from a diverse array of designers, including Prabal Gurung, Monse, and Balmain, but when it comes to what she wears when at home, the star prefers a much more relaxed vibe.

“By not showing skin, I’m making a statement,” the 19-year-old insisted. “My clothes need to have movement. For me, fashion is all about joy.”

In addition to appearing in Black-ish, Yara is working on her spin-off Grown-ish, and is voicing a character in animated series 3Below: Tales of Arcadia.

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Lizzo turns heads in woodgrain-inspired outfit at 2019 BET Awards

Lizzo made a sartorial statement in a woodgrain-inspired number at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night.The Juice hitmaker posed up a storm as she made her entrance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with her quirky outfit from House of Holland tu…

Lizzo made a sartorial statement in a woodgrain-inspired number at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night.

The Juice hitmaker posed up a storm as she made her entrance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with her quirky outfit from House of Holland turning heads.

Lizzo, who also performed her hit song Truth Hurts during the ceremony, accessorised her look with matching hat and handpainted shoes, as well as a custom manicure by Eri Ishizu.

Taking to Instagram, the 31-year-old posted several snaps of her ensemble, and added the captions, “No I’m not a branch at all look baby I’m the whole damn tree! CUSTOM WOODGRAIN LEWK FOR THE @BETAWARDS,” and “Ooop! Did I give you a woody?”

A number of Lizzo’s celebrity pals were quick to praise her outfit, with actress Anna Faris writing, “Yeah!!” and Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness commenting, “Slay us to death queen dayum (sic),” alongside a string of heart eye emojis.

Other stars to pull out all of the stops for the 2019 BET Awards included Rihanna, who sported a full black leather outfit when presenting Mary J. Blige with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ciara, who wore a tangerine Jean Paul Gaultier dress with dramatic sleeves. The Goodies star completed her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes and jewellery from Anita Ko.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta personality Eva Marcille showed off her growing baby bump in a flowing pink gown from Michael Costello, Karrueche Tran wowed in a bright yellow suit as she walked the blue carpet with American football player Victor Cruz, and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi opted for a striking Prabal Gurung look complete with silver sequin skirt.

La La Anthony rocked a gold minidress, Migos trio Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset looked dapper in pastel suits with harnesses, and Blac Chyna went for a bombshell vibe in a red dress and platinum blonde wig, while host Regina Hall looked stunning in a black dress with voluminous sleeves.

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Yara Shahidi used to groom eyebrows with mascara

Yara Shahidi used to groom her eyebrows with mascara before she discovered brow gel.The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in …

Yara Shahidi used to groom her eyebrows with mascara before she discovered brow gel.

The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in the new Confident Beauty campaign alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Chinese star Ni Ni.

Yara has now also filmed a beauty tutorial for Vogue.com, and in the clip, shared that she was late to the eyebrow game.

“Before I learned that people make products just for brows, I used to just put mascara on my brows,” she smiled, before demonstrating how she uses Bobbi Brown’s Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch-Up. “Brushing up brows, which is the one thing that I do every day.”

Yara went on to speak about some of her other go-to products, including SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask and Bobbi Brown’s Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation. She also dabs on a little blush before she steps out, but always opts for lip gloss over lipstick.

“I’m a lip gloss person, I’ve always been a lip gloss person. Lipstick is cool (and) all, and sure you’ll see me in lipstick, but lip gloss is really where it’s at. It’s so pigmented and moisturising,” the 19-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the video, Yara showed fans how she gets creative with her eyeliner placement on her face, and how she finds inspiration in all sorts of sources.

“I always say for beauty icons, of course, my momma, my nanna, were the first kind of representations I had, like what beauty has meant to me but then also just the world at large has been, people from Solange to Angela Bassett, anybody quite honestly. I’m always saving photos; I have a binder on my phone just called aesthetic in which I just save photos that inspire me,” she added.

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Yara Shahidi’s inspired by her own style choices for Barbie doll’s look

Actress Yara Shahidi turned to her own wardrobe for inspiration while creating the outfit worn by her new Barbie. The Grown-ish star’s likeness was used as part of a new line of dolls, crafted to empower and inspire young women. The release coincides…

Actress Yara Shahidi turned to her own wardrobe for inspiration while creating the outfit worn by her new Barbie.

The Grown-ish star’s likeness was used as part of a new line of dolls, crafted to empower and inspire young women.

The release coincides with the launch of the Barbie Dream Gap Project, a global initiative to aid girls in their path to reaching their full potential, and when it came to choosing what her doll would be wearing, the 19 year old felt it was important to stay true to her own style preferences.

“I live in suits, it’s one of my favourite looks,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. “I love wearing a suit, and so this was actually designed off of one that I wore a while back.”

Shahidi also made sure to promote voting by creating a ‘Vote’ shirt for the toy.

She also used the venture as a way of promoting the casual and comfortable pieces she favours: “It’s what I feel most comfortable in too,” she adds. “Even though it seems like ‘formal wear’ to be in what I view as my daily uniform.”

Yara is also excited to have a doll that captures her hair and makeup style.

“There’s so many things about it that are just so Yara, from the ‘Vote’ t-shirt to my hair – we actually have the same baby hairs today – to the makeup and eyebrows,” she says. “To see something that accurately portrays who I am is very cool.”

The Barbie Dream Gap Project, which also features model and activist Adwoa Aboah and tennis player Naomi Osaka, has given Shahidi a chance to work alongside women who have inspired her.

“What’s very cool is I can genuinely turn to so many of the women that are in this (Barbie) collection of people who have inspired me,” she says. “I mean, Adwoa (Aboah) is incredible and I’ve been so fortunate to not only work alongside her, but to be in conversation with her.”

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Elizabeth Olsen thrilled to land Bobbi Brown Cosmetics campaign

Elizabeth Olsen is thrilled to have been named an ambassador for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.The actress, who is the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, had her breakthrough in Hollywood with her role in 2011 film Martha Marcy May Marlene, and has …

Elizabeth Olsen is thrilled to have been named an ambassador for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

The actress, who is the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, had her breakthrough in Hollywood with her role in 2011 film Martha Marcy May Marlene, and has since appeared in movies like Ingrid Goes West, Wind River, and the Avengers franchise.

Now, Elizabeth is about to make a splash in the beauty world, with the star announced as one of the new faces of the Estee Lauder-owned company.

“Very excited to announce my partnership with a brand I have always loved @bobbibrown! More to come!! #confidentbeauty #beautytruth#bbambassador,” she captioned a snap from the Confident Beauty marketing campaign on her Instagram page.

The picture shows Elizabeth posing alongside a bottle of Bobbi Brown’s Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, with the collection recently expanded to include 12 new shades.

Bobbi Brown’s Confident Beauty marketing will also be showcasing the brand’s Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, with the star adding that she was pleased to be working with a label that shares her own values.

“It’s incredible to be part of a brand that has been so consistent and true to its identity in an industry that’s so inconsistent. Since the ’90s we have seen many trends come and go and come back again, and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has always been a timeless brand,” the 30-year-old said in a statement.

For the Confident Beauty campaign, Elizabeth is joined by Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi and Chinese star NiNi. Sandra Main, president of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, explained how proud she is to be working with three women who celebrate individual beauty and female empowerment.

“Remaining true to our brand’s core essence, each of these powerhouse women are emblematic of the modern Bobbi Brown consumer – confident, individually beautiful and defining success on their terms,” she said.

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Yara Shahidi inspires women to find beauty within for Bobbi Brown campaign

Actress Yara Shahidi is encouraging women to find beauty from within as part of a new Bobbi Brown campaign promoting confidence. The Grown-ish star took to Instagram on Monday (04Mar19) to announce her partnership with the cosmetics brand, sharing her…

Actress Yara Shahidi is encouraging women to find beauty from within as part of a new Bobbi Brown campaign promoting confidence.

The Grown-ish star took to Instagram on Monday (04Mar19) to announce her partnership with the cosmetics brand, sharing her excitement about becoming the face of a new line created to empower and inspire.

“I’m excited to announce my partnership with Bobbi Brown… & share what we’ve created together. Much gratitude,” she captioned an image of herself holding a product from the forthcoming collection.

The 19 year old will head the new Confident Beauty initiative, which promotes confidence rather than simply appearance.

“I think we have a tendency to materialise beauty, and connect it with product,” Shahidi tells People. “But this campaign is not about us saying, ‘to look better, do this or that’. But rather, we’re of the opinion you should do whatever makes you feel good, and we’re addressing beauty as not something that’s even attached to a product, but as something that’s attached to this overall feeling of support and confidence which we all get from different things.”

In a series of promotional videos for the makeup items, women join Shahidi in sharing what makes them feel confident.

“True beauty is being unique, experimenting, exploring, sometimes unsettling,” the actress says in the footage. “True beauty is expansive, is happiness. True beauty is my unibrow!”

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will launch the The Pretty Powerful Fund for International Women’s Day on 8 March (19), on the same day the collection drops. Proceeds from sales will go towards organisations Girls for Gender Equity, Third Wave Fund and Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights.

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Yara Shahidi’s glow inspired by oil paintings

Yara Shahidi’s makeup artist is inspired by oil paintings when she’s creating the young star’s looks. The Grown-ish actress relied on beauty guru Emily Cheng to create a memorable look for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (27Jan19), and she to…

Yara Shahidi’s makeup artist is inspired by oil paintings when she’s creating the young star’s looks.

The Grown-ish actress relied on beauty guru Emily Cheng to create a memorable look for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (27Jan19), and she took an inventive approach to getting the 18 year old red carpet ready.

“I wanted to create something very organic with movement while staying soft and youthful,” Cheng tells Us Weekly. “It reminds me of an oil painting with the different textures and intensity across the eye, and from each angle it would slightly change.”

Cheng was also inspired by Shahidi’s stunning sequined Fendi Couture jumpsuit, which she paired with Cartier jewels and Christian Louboutin pumps, and made an effort to complement the look with the cosmetics.

Opting for a “fresh” and “organic” style, Cheng prepped the beauty’s skin with Facial Treatment Essence, a product known for leaving skin looking fresh and stunning.

“The Facial Treatment Essence is great because you can use it any time of the year no matter what your skin is going through. It absorbs quickly but provides deep hydration,” she shares. “I mixed a couple of drops with foundation to provide a boost of moisture without compromising coverage.”

She also used R.N.A. Power Cream and stresses the importance of skin preparation prior to applying makeup.

“Don’t skimp on skin prep – it’s the number one most important thing to do to create a perfect base for makeup,” she adds. “That’s why I spend time – nearly a quarter of my time – on the skin regimen.”

When it came to makeup, Cheng relied on Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Bronzing Powder in Deep and Blush in Pale Pink and topped it off by using lip and cheek products on Shahidi’s eyes, using Luxe Matte Lip Color in Rebel Rose, and Blush in Pale Pink.

“I can’t get over how nicely Bobbi Brown luxe matte lipsticks sit on the skin,” Cheng shares. “You can use it anywhere.”

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Lady Gaga is a fashion winner in plunging white at the SAG Awards

It was a battle of the plunging necklines at the SAG Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), but Lady Gaga ultimately won with her stunning Dior Haute Couture white gown.The 32-year-old singer and actress looked incredible in the eye-catching piece as she po…

It was a battle of the plunging necklines at the SAG Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), but Lady Gaga ultimately won with her stunning Dior Haute Couture white gown.

The 32-year-old singer and actress looked incredible in the eye-catching piece as she posed on the silver carpet ahead of the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

And it seems Gaga’s ensemble may have been a last-minute choice, considering the outfit only debuted on the catwalk at the Christian Dior show during Paris Couture Fashion Week last week.

The A Star is Born beauty teamed the dress, which featured a daringly low neckline and a sexy thigh-high split, with a swipe of dark lipstick and matching nails. She completed her outfit by adding a gold and diamond choker, gold earrings and several bracelets, while wearing her platinum blonde hair swept back in a chic updo. White Jimmy Choo heels finished off her stunning look, which saw her top the best-dressed lists despite missing out on the Best Actress gong at the ceremony to Glenn Close for The Wife.

Gaga wasn’t the only star to showcase her cleavage in a sexy plunging outfit for the awards. Margot Robbie looked incredible in her white and gold Chanel number, which highlighted her slender figure in all the right places, Catherine Zeta-Jones opted for a gorgeous navy blue Zuhair Murad gown, with a daringly low neckline and cinched-in waist, while Robin Wright left little to the imagination in her slinky black Oscar de la Renta dress.

Other outstanding looks on the silver carpet included Lupita Nyong’o’s black and silver Vera Wang ensemble, and Sophia Bush’s polka dot Monique Lhuillier dress, which came complete with a matching cape. Amy Adams was as elegant as ever in her black strapless Celine dress, which featured ruffle detailing on the waist to highlight her hourglass figure, while Emily Blunt courted attention in a bubblegum pink Michael Kors custom gown. Emma Stone went against the grain as she shunned a red carpet gown in favour of a gold top and tailored black high-waisted trousers, a look she’s perfected in the past, as Black-ish star Yara Shahidi also hit headlines thanks to her sequinned Fendi Couture jumpsuit, which featured a net overlay.

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