Who Wore It Better: Celebrity Moms in the ’90s or Their Daughters Today

ESC: Lisa Bonet, Zoe Kravitz

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Style just might be genetic.

After a week of head-turning street style, runway shows and A-list parties, it’s hard to ignore the epic parent-offspring relationships gracing the fashion and entertainment scene. Jada Pinkett-Smith and Willow Smith, Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz, Robin Wright and Dylan Penntalk about good genes! Not only do these daughters physically look like their mothers, but their fashion choices remind us a lot of their mamas’ from “back in the day.”

It makes sense. A mom’s closet is every daughter’s first introduction to fashion. It’s like having your very own vintage store in your home…even if the “owner” isn’t always excited about your presence. Remember that awkward argument you had with your mom when you wore her [insert clothing or jewelry item here] without asking?

On the other hand, if your mother remarks that your new trendy digs are similar to something that she wore way back when, the eye rolls are strong. 

Here’s the thing: Your mom’s right. Fashion recycles trends. Chokers, high-waisted jeans, crop tops, silk nightgown-like dresses. If Mama was in her prime during the ’90s, she was most likely rocking today’s trends back in the day. 

To prove our theory, we compared our favorite Hollywood moms’ fashion from the ’90s with the style of their beautiful protégés. Keep scrolling to see the similarities for yourself. 

ESC: Cindy Crawford

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Cindy Crawford‘s 1999 strappy sandal is a must-have. With two simple straps, the heels can be worn with pretty much any outfit. The model pairs them with a strapless black top and leather pencil skirt.

ESC: Kaia Gerber

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Kaia Gerber is have a twinning moment. The up-and-coming model wears a similar dress silhouette with a very, very similar shoe.

ESC: Diana Ross

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We can only imagine what it would feel like to have unlimited access to the closet of style icon Diana Ross, especially with red-hot numbers like the pant suit above.

ESC: Tracee Ellis Ross

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Clearly, Tracee Ellis Ross took a couple of notes out of her mother’s book, sporting a red latex jumpsuit at the BET Black Girls Rock! in 2016.

ESC: Lisa Bonet

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Lisa Bonet is sultry and rebellious, with untamed hair, minimal makeup and a sheer top that bare her breasts.

ESC: Zoe Kravitz

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Like mother, like daughter, right? Zoe Kravitz channels her inner rebellion in a sheer top during a performance in Philadelphia.

ESC: Vanessa Paradis


Vanessa Paradis makes a major case for the plunging neckline in her Chanel dress.

Lily Rose Depp is giving sultry, feminine vibes in a plunging neckline, similar to her mother’s.

ESC: Melanie Griffith

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Meow! Melanie Griffith rocks the red carpet in a leopard print coat.

ESC: Dakota Johnson

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Dakota Johnson channels her mother’s fierceness in a darker hue of a similar coat.

ESC: Robin Wright

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Loving the lace up look? Then, you’ll probably love Robin Wright’s form-fitting striped dress.

Dylan Penn is clearly a fan of the trend, sporting a lace-up, body con dress.

What’s the final verdict?

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SINGING CAFE br /> A new branch of healthy fast food chain Leon where the staff are all trained singers has opened in the West End of London. The cafe staff will not only serve burgers to the hungry masses, but also occasionally break out into song. Leon said it wanted to give a platform for up-and-coming talent.


Morrisons have launched a new range of blended wines called Workshop. The range includes a blended Chardonnay to pair with roast chicken or salmon; a blended Viognier; a blended Shiraz; and a blended Merlot.


Morrisons is to stock one of the world’s most luxurious and expensive cuts of steak – the Chateaubriand – but for a quarter of the price of steak houses. Serving two, the 450g steak is priced at a wallet-friendly £15. The steak has been aged for 21 days to tenderise and enhance flavour. The same cut of steak would set restaurant diners back £60. Waitrose also offers the Chateaubriand serving two at £29.99.


Save some piggies and pick up some vegan bacon (made from wheat!) from ‘the vegan butcher’ at the Sgaia stall at The West Midlands Vegan Festival. It’s on 29th and 30th October from 10-6 at Wolverhampton Civic Hall and it’s just £1 to get in for adults. You can also buy the ‘mwheat’ direct from sgaiafoods.co.uk.


Mexican restaurant Chiquito unveils its new menu, full of quality and fresh ingredients. A highlight is undoubtedly the new range of Street Food. Packed full of flavour, Chiquito has taken inspiration from the traditional and lively markets of Mexico to offer Spicy Crispy Tacos, Croquettes with sweet Jalapeño Jelly and a Five Bean Tortilla Stack. Yum.


Using the fresh and earthy base of the Blanco, Cazcabel Coffee blends a roasted sweet hit of luxury coffee to the spirit. Cazcabel Coffee Tequila boasts a dark, rich brown colour, chocolate and coffee aroma, and a taste profile of rich sweet freshly roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla and agave. It’s a stunning short that can be used in innovative cocktails or enjoyed neat over ice. £25.99 for 70cl.


It’s Gin O’Clock somewhere. That somewhere is in London at Sway, where Gin Twists are taking over this April. Ginspiration at its finest, you can sip on the simply refreshing Raspberry and Basil Twist, which includes Bombay Sapphire, a handful of raspberries, basil leaves and premium Schweppes Lavender tonic.


If you like the spicy things in life, you’ll love the latest offering from Cabana. The legendary Spicy Malagueta Sauce can be slathered on chicken or steak for an extra kick. Dip your fries in it or get creative and toss it on a salad – it’ll add pizazz to even the simplest dishes.


Pukka’s Mint Matcha Green tea is a yummy blend of organic Sencha and Matcha with spearmint and fieldmint. It gives a refreshing lift while easing your digestion after food. Great if you’re feeling sluggish or weighed down. Both matcha and green tea boost your metabolism, too. Mint especially hels ease bloating and gas.
Pukka Mint Matcha Green Tea, £2.79 for 20 tea bags, pukkaherbs.com


From drinking mushroom tea, eating dried mushrooms or taking a supplement, mushrooms – with their endless health and wellbeing benefits – are the hottest new foodie trend. Hifas da Terra’s specialised supplement MicoSalud range has been developed to boost the immune system, target IBS, immunity and cholesterol. The Mico-Rei supplement pictured is said to help with anti-ageing the skin at a cellular level. Hifas da Terra Mico-Rei, £55.50, exclusive to Harrods.


Organic Sprouted Black GABA Rice is made from top quality whole grain homnin rice which is naturally germinated before milling. The germination process encourages production of vitamins, nutrients and amino acids in the rice kernel in preparation for growth. When the maximum possible nutrition level is reached after 24 hours, they parboil it, locking in all the added vitamins, nutrients and amino acids, especially gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA Black Rice, £5.99, minvita.co.uk


Just in time for spring, Bottlegreen have launched a new cordial – Grapefruit and Honeysuckle. The flavours might sound unusual but a Femail taste test found they are a refreshing combination. RRP £3.15


The Lindt Gold Bunny is an Easter must-have but could you consume a 1kg version? Guaranteed to make a big impression, the giant milk chocolate Lindt Gold Bunny costs £39.99 and is so large it needs its own carrier case!


D&D Wine is an online shop with a difference. Run by a team of sommeliers from restaurant group D&D, some of whom have won the industry’s highest awards for their lists. This all-round red will impress at any dinner party. Byron; Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, 2012 – £16.25


National Champagne Week (1st – 7th October), founded in 2011 by Searcys, is a week-long festival celebrating the UK’s thriving champagne scene. This year, Searcys will be re-launching Searcys St. Pancras Grand champagne bar, the longest bar in Europe. Find out more online.


Dedicated to natural cleansing by way of delicious, organic and healing juices, 42 Juice is created by a hot young female duo in Brighton. The cold-pressed juices are said to minimise toxins and maximise nutrients so that the digestive process is eased and energy is able to be sent to other areas of the body, helping to heal, protect and boost cells from the inside out. Book a Cleanse (or opt for a Juice Box if you want to boost the immune system but don’t want to commit to anything too hardcore) and these saintly yet tasty juices will be delivered straight to your door. Or if you find yourself in Brighton, visit 42 Juice’s super-chic bar there.


Fancy a cuppa? Or even better, how about a cuppa filled with a chocolate brownie? You can whip up the treat in your microwave thanks to BakedIn Mug Brownies.
Available in Chocolate, Choc Orange and Espresso flavours, along with a ‘no gluten-no milk’ variant, you don’t need to be Mary Berry to bake this one to perfection. All you need to do is grab your favourite mug, add water and a knob of butter to the dry mix and blast for 60-seconds. £4.95 for four servings. Available online now at www.bakedin.co.uk


You can’t beat a nice cup of tea and a bit of chocolate and now Lindt have worked out which hot drink their flavours go best with. Lindt’s Master Chocolatier, Stefan Bruderer, and accomplished tea taster, Tim Clifton, have combined their expertise and knowledge to create a selection of new and exciting pairings. For example, they recommend Lindt EXCELLENCE Orange Intense with Ceylon tea (pictured) and Lindt EXCELLENCE Dark with a Touch of Sea Salt with Assam tea. For the full list of pairings, visit www.lindt-excellence.co.uk


If you’re having a dry January then you might find it hard to resist the Corder Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc from Cape London. But fear not, you can keep your New Year resolution to avoid the booze by letting it mature for at least four years. If you can’t wait that long, enjoy it now for the subtle, clean and fresh flavour that complements chicken and salads. £11.99 from www.capelondon.co.uk


Jägermeister is introducing a new flavour this autumn and it’s a historic moment. It’s the first adaptation of the original recipe created in Germany more than 80 years ago.
Jägermeister Spice is made from the same secret recipe of 56 hand selected herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits as the original, then blended with added cinnamon and vanilla to create a smooth and warm taste with a spicy flavour – albeit one that is unmistakably Jägermeister. Available from Tesco stores with a RRP £20 for a 70cl bottle.


This Autumn sees the launch of PAUL’s Limited Edition croissant range. Enjoy the authentic and buttery homemade French treat filled with fresh and flavoursome fillings and topped with a choice of flaked almonds, hazelnuts, pistachio and raspberries. Highlights include the Croissant Framboise, bursting with raspberries and frangipane cream. Other options include Praline, Pistachio and Almond, priced at £1.95 each.


Beetroot might not sound an obvious choice of baking ingredient but in the capable hands of Soho bakery Foxcroft & Ginger, the humble vegetable has been transformed into a key part of their new chocolate cake pops. Made using Fairtrade chocolate, the sweet treats are deliciously moist and ridiculously moreish. You¿ll never look at beetroot in the same way again! £2.50, Foxcroft & Ginger


Carpo Chocolate Tubes are heaven shaped like a sausage. The dark ones contain 55 per cent cocoa and are dairy free and suitable for vegans and chocoholics. This Dark Chocolate Tube with Almond Croquant is our favourite. Carpo London is the first store abroad of Greek family company Carpo Hellas, specialists in premium nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, honey and coffee – basically all the indulgences in life. Visit the store on 16 Piccadilly street, buy online at http://www.carpolondon.co.uk/contact/ or call Carpo on 0207 287 7233.


Château Lagrange is going into Lidl stores on November 27 as part of a new 36 wine collection. It’s the most expensive wine the budget retailer has ever sold, and it comes from an estate well known to claret lovers. The elegant, flavoursome wine provides satisfying drinking earlier than other Grands Crus Classés and will stay at a delicious level for several years to come. Who knew Lidl did so upmarket? £39.99


Shloer Light has launched two new ‘no added sugar’ flavours to its range of alcohol alternatives. Available in White Grape and Red Grape, Shloer Light uses stevia leaf extract, and contains just 22 calories per 100ml, it’s also free from all preservatives, artificial colours and flavours. 750ml bottles are available from Tesco stores nationwide at £2.25. They will be available at other retailers from February 2015. www.shloer.com


Rum is our guilty pleasure but we’re not always mad keen on the pirate stereotype that comes with it. Enter Koko Kanu. The crystal clear rum has a subtle coconut taste and a wonderfully smooth and velvety texture and best of all it has really pretty packaging so you can avoid any Long John Silver jokes! RRP £19.99


Tony Kitous has had the whole of London flocking to Comptoir for his Lebanese cuisine for over a decade and it can often be a struggle to get a table. But now fans of his food can enjoy it from the comfort of their own home as Comptoir has released its second cookbook, Comptoir Libanais Express. Tony brings you 80 new simple but delicious ¿express¿ recipes, perfect for pulling together fast after work, or for a quick but impressive feast for guests. £20, Random House


It’s a cliche to tuck into a tub of ice cream when you’re broken-hearted but it makes perfect sense with Häagen-Dazs new limited edition flavour, Vanilla & Florentine. Available from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s supermarkets from mid October, it’s a vanilla ice cream with added almond clusters and a caramel sauce with a hint of sweet, tropical orange. They say it’s inspired by European royalty and romance so tuck in and dream of being swept off your feet by a prince!

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Our favorite 2017 hair trends

Looking for some hair inspo? Fallen into a cold-weather color rut? We feel you. As we drag ourselves through the final months of winter, we’re cheering up our follicles by highlighting some of the brightest looks to hit the red carpet recently.

Get messy

Love Dakota Johnson’s super-textured braid at the Fifty Shades Darker premiere? Us, too. “Because her hair is so soft and healthy, I had to first put some grit and hold in it,” says celeb stylist Mark Townsend, who achieved ‘second day’ texture in her hair by generously spraying a brush with Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo and then brushing it through Johnson’s tresses. Next step: Curling her hair with a double-barrel curling iron.

The next part’s all about experimentation.  “Once her hair was thoroughly textured, I went in creating knots twists and braids, using my Scunci pins to secure them as I went along. There’s no science to this kind of plait, so you truly have to just go with your instincts and work as you go along,” he says.

Add unexpected glam

If your topknot needs a refresh, take a hint from A-listers at the Golden Globes and add some bling. From Maisie Williams’ modern bun topper to Janelle Monáe’s pearl-dusted updo, the key is in playful accessorizing. 

“Maisie had originally sent me pictures of large messy buns as inspiration for her look,” says celeb stylist Ryan Richman, who suggested they add Jen Atkin X Chloe + Isabel‘s edgy silver bun cuff ($45). “She was wearing a simple dress and silver jewelry, and I felt she could take her hair in a more dramatic direction than just a bun.” This is an easy one to copy, says Richman: “Best of all it takes only moments to put in the hair.”

Embrace natural texture

Natural hair is in the spotlight, thanks to stars like Kerry Washington at the Critics’ Choice Awards and Zazie Beetz at the Golden Globes.

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Takisha Sturdivant-Drew wanted to veer away from standard top knots and Hollywood waves for one of Washington’s first post-baby appearances. “I have been working with her for so long, almost 15 years, so when I’m styling her hair I like to keep her look fresh,” says Sturdivant-Drew. “She’s open to change.”

To get the look, Sturdivant-Drew shampooed Washington’s hair with Neutrogena’s Anti-Residue Shampoo ($6.49) and then left the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask ($7.49) in her hair, adding “a little bit more to soften the texture of it and to weigh it down some,” she says. After adding a few extensions for fullness, “I pulled her hair to the side and Dutch-braided it. It’s so easy to do at home.”

Beetz embraced her natural texture on the red carpet. “For me, a big thing growing up was naturalness — both in being and appearance,” the Atlanta star told InStyle in December. “My mom never let me relax my natural hair. For so long I thought I was ugly, and I still sometimes struggle with that. But now I’ve come to feel like this is me.” To further define your curl pattern, try applying a pudding like SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, $8.99, before braiding or twisting your hair. Gently undo and fluff your braids or twists the next day. Pin up for an updo.

Shock locks with sun-kissed color

Is it spring yet? Brighten up by requesting sun-kissed dimensional color at your next salon appointment. The look is “more delicate at the root area and gradually gets thicker and heavier at the mid-section and ends,” says Matrix SoColor celebrity colorist George Papanikolas, who has applied the technique to clients including Ellen Pompeo and Hannah Davis Jeter. “I keep the highlights strategic — focusing on the face frame, crown and ends,” he says.

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Celebrity Colorist Guy Tang New Line 2017 Color Trends

If you want dreamy rainbow hair, the man to see is Guy Tang. People fly from all over the world for a chance to sit in the LA colourist’s chair, which churns out the coolest, most mesmerising creations this side of Instagram. (Phoenix, denim, opal — all him.)

The one problem? He hasn’t taken any new clients — for three years.

Instead, the artist focuses on education, generously sharing his techniques — down to the exact blends — through his wildly popular YouTube page. (His video on unicorn hair has nearly 5 million views alone.)

And today, Tang is making it even easier for others to achieve his signature aesthetic. The colourist just announced his own full range of professional hair colour, #Mydentity, which includes pre-mixed formulas of his favourite on-trend hues like rose gold, smoky lavender, and silver. Even better, the exclusive technology, available to stylists directly through his website, makes the hair colour more brilliant, less prone to heat damage, and less likely to fade.

“I’ve always shared my formulas on my YouTube channel or Instagram, but back then it was, ‘mix 20 grams of this with 50 grams of this and 5 grams of this.’ It’s so confusing to people and now that it’s all done in one tube, people can have that foundation and take it to the next level,” Tang told Refinery29, exclusively.

To celebrate the launch, we asked Tang to break down his biggest hair colour predictions for 2017 — and specifically what to ask for from your colourist to get them. It’s not an appointment in his salon, but, we have to say, it’s pretty damn close.

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Kim Kardashian’s hairdresser reveals the top new trends

Celebrity hairdresser Justine Marjan has worked with some of the most popular and beloved A-listers in Hollywood and beyond.

She also works behind the scenes at countless high-end fashion shows and is famed for creating Kim Kardashian’s braids – a move that saw her dubbed ‘The Queen of Braids.’

This all began when the talented hair guru started braiding on the beach at a young age and charging people $20 for cornrows.  

Here, she shares with FEMAIL her top hairstyling tips, the top trends for 2017 and how to create Khloe Kardashian’s chic voluminous waves at home. 

Celebrity hairdresser Justine Marjan has worked with some of the most popular and beloved A-listers in Hollywood and beyond

Celebrity hairdresser Justine Marjan has worked with some of the most popular and beloved A-listers in Hollywood and beyond

She also works behind the scenes and countless high-end fashion shows and is famed for creating Kim Kardashian's braids - a move that saw her dubbed 'The Queen of Braids'

She also works behind the scenes and countless high-end fashion shows and is famed for creating Kim Kardashian's braids - a move that saw her dubbed 'The Queen of Braids'

She also works behind the scenes and countless high-end fashion shows and is famed for creating Kim Kardashian’s braids – a move that saw her dubbed ‘The Queen of Braids’

How to create a Snow Princess Ponytail? 

1. Apply serum to damp hair and blowdry smooth with a blow dryer and flat brush.

2. Create a clean middle part, then another part from the arch of the eyebrow to the crown of the head. Clip the rest of the hair away. 

3. Apply smoothing pomade to the roots then create a Dutch Braid on either side of the middle part. When the braid reaches the crown, create a 3 strand braid to the ends and secure.

4. Apply more pomade to the roots of the rest of the hair then use a fine tooth comb to gather into a high pony.

5. Spray a smoothing brush with hairspray then brush into a smooth pony and secure with a hair bungee. 

6. Use a 1 inch iron to curl through the length of the pony and wrap the base. 

Source: Justine Marjan Instagram  


Even though Ms Majan is known for her braid styles, she is more than happy to experiment on those who are up for it. 

‘I definitely think people come to me for braided looks, but I would hate to get stuck in a box,’ the TRESemme global ambassador said.

I love doing everything from super sleek looks, to tonnes of texture, to big ponytails and updos, to topknots.

‘I’m lucky that there is so much to do with hair and we can have fun with it by changing it every day!’

Two of her most recent looks on model Olivia Culpo have been popular – a ‘Snow Princess Ponytail’ and a chic ‘Braided Topknot.’ 

The ponytail, which sees Culpo’s hair scraped up into a stunning high style with two plaits running down the centre of her hair.   

Two of her most recent looks on model Olivia Culpo have been popular - a 'Snow Princess Ponytail' and a chic 'Braided Topknot' (pictured)

Two of her most recent looks on model Olivia Culpo have been popular - a 'Snow Princess Ponytail' (pictured) and a chic 'Braided Topknot'

Two of her most recent looks on model Olivia Culpo have been popular – a ‘Snow Princess Ponytail’ (right) and a chic ‘Braided Topknot’ (left)


Ms Marjan finds most of her inspiration for celebrity looks in the fashion world and on catwalks like those at New York Fashion Week. 

‘There are so many talented people who lead shows and work backstage that come up with such inspirational looks. Odile Gilbert has been an icon to me from the very beginning and I love how she always has a feminine touch to the hair,’ she said. 

‘I think we each find our signature that is unique to us. 

‘For each client specifically I always think about their face shape, their personal style, the outfit they’re wearing, and the event they are attending. The hair is just one part of the complete look, so each aspect should complement each other.’ 

Pictured is a feminine look by Odile Gilbert, one of Ms Marjan's hairdresser icons 

Pictured is a feminine look by Odile Gilbert, one of Ms Marjan’s hairdresser icons 


Ms Marjan is all about balancing her own expertise with the designer’s vision. 

‘It’s all about the overall look of the “girl” the designer wants to represent their line,’ she explained. 

‘I work with the designer and makeup artist to find a hairstyle that completes the overall image and the feel of the show. So much of what we do is about working as a team.’

Ms Marjan is all about balancing her own expertise with the designer's vision

Ms Marjan is all about balancing her own expertise with the designer’s vision

'I work with the designer and makeup artist to find a hairstyle that completes the overall image and the feel of the show. So much of what we do is about working as a team,' she said

‘I work with the designer and makeup artist to find a hairstyle that completes the overall image and the feel of the show. So much of what we do is about working as a team,’ she said

How do you create beautiful voluminous waves at home?  

For a look like Khloe Kardashian’s: 

1. Always apply a mousse to the roots 

2. Blow dry it in with a hairdryer, paying a lot of attention to the roots to create lift and volume – this ensures it lasts

3. Post styling, spray dry shampoo at the roots and massage it in to add lift or spray it in through the mid lengths for an additional airy finish

Products she recommends for waves: TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Mousse and their Dry Shampoo 


While braids, buns and Tinkerbell fringes were all the rage in 2016, Ms Marjan believes the top look in 2017 is far more minimal. 

‘I think we will see more LONG lengths and the return of sleek, shiny, healthy looking hair,’ she said. 

This style can be seen on a number of celebrities at NYFW and Khloe Kardashian recently rocked the look at a Christmas eve party.  

'I think we will see more LONG lengths and the return of sleek, shiny, healthy looking hair,' Ms Marjan said

‘I think we will see more LONG lengths and the return of sleek, shiny, healthy looking hair,’ Ms Marjan said


With social media, Ms Majan says finding inspiration is easier than ever. 

‘Social media has made everything so much more attainable and accessible on a global level,’ she said. 

‘I always save photos from Instagram as references. I love seeing how models are wearing their hair off duty and what looks are in the major fashion campaigns. I love fashion week for the runway looks and street style.’ 

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The Psychology of Celebrity Couples: Are #RelationshipGoals Killing Our Romances?

It was February 1, 2017, when chaos erupted in the E! newsroom. It was slow at first, like an earthquake rumbling through a quiet town: A squeal here, then another, and then more and more. The squeals became screams as the email loaded on computers across the office: Beyoncéwas pregnant. With twins. This was not a drill. 

To describe it as chaos is perhaps even an offensive term. What rang through the newsroom that day was joy in its purest form—was each staffer just told that they were about to have twins? Of course not. But it’s hard to imagine the excitement as any less, or at the very least, at any less a decimal. 

The equal but opposite reaction played out this past September, when news broke that Angelina Joliewas filing for divorce from Brad Pitt. Replace the squeals with gasps, and the joy with devastation, and probably mix in a little questioning-what-it-all-means, for good measure. 

E! News staffers have these outbursts because it is our collective livelihood to care about celebrity news, but also because we’re human. Consider the newsroom as a microcosm of the larger society; We’ve all felt like what is happening to celebrity relationships is happening to our very own selves. In the case of a divorce, the Brangelinas or the Ben and Jens, or the still-upsetting Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, practically every person who has ever opened up a tabloid can confess to feeling like love is dead.

Simply scroll through Twitter on the day a big split breaks and you’ll be greeted with sentiments like, How can I ever believe in love anymore or Love is dead or Why should I ever become attached to another celebrity couple ever again? We don’t know these people, we shouldn’t really be affected by what happens in their lives, or worse yet, their bedrooms, and yet we are. Deeply.

A less morbid but equally severe reaction comes with positive news in celebrity relationshipland: We look to our favorite stars, with their outlandish PDA and their dedicated Instagram posts and their picture-perfect red carpet appearances and we wonder whether our own relationships stack up. Or we look at this recent pregnancy boom, in which it seems like literally anyone we’ve ever Googled is having a baby, and then can’t help but compare it to our own state of baby lack. 

It’s easy to think of these musings as all in good fun, part of the celebrity-worship complex that we all (seemingly) buy into willingly. But can idolizing these A-list couples serve at the detriment to our own romantic lives? It might—but first let’s get a gut check on whether we should be letting ourselves fall for #RelationshipGoals after all. According to renowned celebrity relationship therapist Audrey Hope, the inclination to worship the stars (and, by association, their relationships) is so natural, we shouldn’t even be concerning ourselves with right and wrong. Yet.

“It is so common to get obsessed with and wrapped up into a celebrity’s life, because they represent a fantasy of what we would like to have,” Hope told E! News. “By the very nature of their fame, celebrities ‘belong to us.’ They are in our lives and we all feel like we truly know them, as if they were our own friends and family.”

We can all think of a time when something that happened to a BFF romantically, whether it be getting dumped or engaged, and we became way too invested—since so much of our lives are spent following the personal lives of our favorite actors and singers, the same thing happens. “We go on their journeys with them, and experience their tears and heartache,” explained Hope. “They are our role models, for better or worse.”

Of course, often times this phenomenon is greatly exaggerated when it comes to our comparisons of ourselves to the stars. No one has ever declared that love is dead when they hear about a high school classmate’s divorce. But you should have seen our mental state when word came down about Will Arnett and Amy Poehler. And no one friend has the power to influence so many people with a single romantic decision. It’s nearly impossible to draw a line between the birth of Prince George and procreation among the rest of the public, but it caused a huge wave across London. 

According to the British Office for National Statistics, the Prince’s welcome into the world shot the name George into the top 10 most popular baby names. Retail sales rates rose significantly, tourism boomed, and the pound did better than expected. Just try and tell us that it’s not because of all those mid-30-something Londoners who suddenly started picturing themselves pushing a tram with a bouncing baby boy in it. If Kate made it look so easy, why can’t the rest of us do it?

“Celebrity trends have paved the road for our own actions,” said Hope. “If Angelina can adopt kids from other countries, why can’t I? If Janet Jackson can have babies at 45, why can’t I?” 

Naming your baby after your favorite celebrity’s baby is one thing (subliminal messaging, anyone?), but there is reason to believe that coupling and consciously uncoupling trends have followed big waves in Hollywood, too. According to Coffee Meets Bagel, an online dating app, the most popular season for getting busy is right after Christmas and straight on until Valentine’s Day. 

“Online dating is just like fitness: People start thinking about the new year and how to find new beginnings and new relationships,” said a company spokesperson. “We call it cuffing season, in full effect.”

And just the opposite, summer is the quietest time on dating apps, according to Coffee Meets Bagel. The season just so happens to be the most popular time for celebrity breakups as well. Celebrities choose the warmer months to cut things off because the news cycle is slower, as is their work life—thus, the distraction of breakup drama isn’t as costly on a role. Is this a coincidence? We chose to think not. 

Hope airs a warning to any that may be affected by this phenomenon: You’ll want to hop off Instagram real fast (or at least keep your celebrity social media stalking to outfit posts and #SponCon).

“Anytime you idolize or compare another relationship to your own, whether it be with a friend or a star, you are embarking upon dangerous territory,” she cautions. “We all grew up wanting the happily ever after, the prince on the horse, the Cinderella dream. No matter how much we evolved, we have never stopped wanting those story lines to come true. We seek this ‘fake love’ for relief from our own life.”

It goes without saying, but that relief isn’t going to be found in that photo album of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend‘s cutest shots. 

But this is Valentine’s Day, you say. We want to be eternal optimists, and total suckers for love. We want to make that picture of John and Chrissy our screensaver!

By all means, then, don’t let us harsh your vibe. Just proceed with caution. “”There are so many positive things we can learn from celebrities and their relationships—we watch the mistakes they make, and we learn,” says Hope, validating all of us just a little bit. “Healthy love is a great motivator for all of us, and if we find it in Hollywood, that is great! But know and understand that it can be found anywhere, we just have to start looking for it.”

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80s fashion is back – do you dare to try the retro trends like Heidi Klum, Rita Ora and Naomie Harris?

If you wore the trends the first time round, us telling you 80s fashion is back on the radar, probably isn’t music to your ears.

But we aren’t trying to scare you, it’s a fashion fact (sorry)!

Not only were the SS17 catwalks full of throwback nod, we saw big bad shoulders at Balenciaga, ruffles everywhere and high octane foil metallics at Saint Laurent – all bold and shockingly 80s enough to make the likes of Joan Collins swoon.

Joan never really ditched her 80s wardrobe, and she rocks it like a pro.

Joan Collins
Joan loves a bold shoulder pad

But we’ve seen a whole host of famous faces jumping on the bandwagon too, embracing an 80s kinda spirit in all it’s gaudy glory.

While some have been nailing the trend, others don’t seem to have have got the how to wear in the 21st century memo – yes, Dakota Fanning, we are talking to you…

Dakota Fanning
There’s too much going on here Dakota

The actress wore this red frilly Rodarte design to the Harper’s Bazaar celebration of the 150 Most Fashionable Women, and it looks like it could have come straight out of a vintage store or Dynasty for that matter. It’s far too OTT and frumpy for our liking, and makes her look older than her years. What on earth was she thinking?

Heidi Klum, Rita Ora and Naomie Harris, however, have us longing to find that perfect cocktail dress – we can do a fancy frilled shoulder, structured shoulders, or a graphic monochrome print with ease.

But if you’re not cocktail frock kinda girl, why not take power suit inspo from Olivia Wilde – her grey double breasted suit screams style confidence, and is easier to wear than the mega glitz available.

Olivia Wilde
Olivia rocks this suit

So if this is enough to convince you you can wear 80s fashion without looking like a throwback, why not shop our high street pick? The tux suit comes in dress form too so everyone’s a winner.

Well I mean it was acceptable in the 80s, so go for it.

1. Printed blouse, £34.99, H&M

HM Ruffle Blouse
Ruffles are here to stay

2. Mono dress, £45, River Island

River Island Bardot Dress
Show off your shoulders

3. Gold skirt, £45, Label Lab at House Of Fraser

HOF Gold Foil Skirt
Invest in a little gold metallic skirt

4. Pink tux dress, £34.99, New Look

New Look Tux Dress
Wow in this hot pink tux dress

5. Leather effect jacket, £19.99, Zara

Zara Metallic Jacket
Metallics look great with neutrals

6. Cobalt skirt, £39, Topshop

Topshop Button Skirt
Big buttons and asymmetric hems are back

7. Jacket, £59, Trousers £42, Topshop

Topshop Suit
Dare to bare with nothing underneath for a modern take

8. Earrings, £14.99, H&M

HM Earrings
Pat Butcher, eat your heart out

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Tom Cruise’s Mother passes away

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Tom Cruise’s Mother passes away. Mary Lee South, the mother of Tom Cruise, has died, according to People.com. Mary Lee, 80, died peacefully in her sleep last week. It’s reported she had coped with health issues in recent years and was given a memorial service at her local Church of Scientology last weekend.

The 54-year-old star and his sisters Lee Ann DeVette, 57, Cass Mapother, 55, and Marian Henry, 52, all attended the memorial along with other family and friends.

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5 Influencer Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017 – Forbes


5 Influencer Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017
Celebrities are appreciated for the work they do. An influencer is more likely to be appreciated for who they are. The distinction is noticeable and is why you find a trend of “A List” celebrities establishing more of a presence via their social media

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Grammys 2017 Best Dressed Celebrities on the Red Carpet

The 2017 Grammys red carpet was one of the most memorable yet. No surprise there, we say—the Grammys are famous for attendees pushing the envelope and going bold (remember the year 2000, when Jennifer Lopez wore that slit-down-to-there green Versace dress? With stars like Adele, Lady Gaga and Rihanna walking the Grammy Awards red carpet, you really never know what you’re going to get; and love it our hate it, it’s always a look. So, it’s never easy to choose our favorite outfits—and this year, that was definitely the case again. But, we have to say that eight celebs really stood out. Scroll down to see our picks for best dressed on the Grammys red carpet.

Adele in Givenchy Haute Couture

Laverne Cox in custom Bryan Hearns

Taraji P. Henson in Marc Jacobs

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