Author: TK

Cover of the month : Jaden & Willow Smith for Interview magazine

In another post-apocalyptic editorial, Jaden & Willow Smith say some very mature words under the guidance of Pharrell Williams. I haven’t read the article entirely, but I was extremely drawn to that entirely black clothes editorial, with them being so intimately close and embracing each other. It’s like they were the same person, which I guess is kind of true when you are siblings. But enough talking, enjoy the pictures! The interview is here. Advertisements

How Rihanna’s night turned into Beyonce’s

Last week was the MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) where Rihanna was honored by getting the VMA’s Vanguard Award. She got to perform 4 sets of medleys, each one with a specific tone. She was, however,  “dethroned” by Beyonce whose performance was on everybody’s lips the day after. Queen Bey made a huge impression on the red carpet, where she showed up not only accompanied by her daughter Blue Ivy but also by Mike Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden-Head;  Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton; Oscar Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson; and Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr. (billboard.com) She also got to interpret most of the songs from her mini-album Lemonade in a near 17 minutes performance !!  She celebrated her womanhood, her motherhood and especially her blackness. Congratulations to Beyonce for getting 8 awards that night and being the talk of the town the day after. All this while maintaining that aura of mystery around her. This is what you call true star power! Sorry Rihanna! It was supposed to be your night. And let’s not talk about …

Leslie Jones quits but then comes back on Twitter

Note from – BeyondElo, Hello dear followers. Yes BC.com is back. and here’s  the first blog post in one year wrote by my dear co-writer : TK. Lots of love and gossips y’all! I went to see Ghostbusters when it came out, even if I originally hadn’t planned too. I was pleasantly surprised, as it was hilarious – especially the first part. It was also the first time I was introduced to Leslie Jones. (ghostbusters.com) Ghostbusters has been plagued from bad press since way before it came out. First by the “nostalgics” who couldn’t understand the gender-bender remake, threatening to go en masse to Rotten Tomatoes to add bad critics as well as boycotting the movie. Then it was all about Leslie Jones… Why was she the only member of the group who is not a scientist, but a “street-smart” POC character? Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when Leslie got public, saying that no designer came forward to dress her for the premiere. Enters Christian Siriano, who came to the rescue, and I have to say that she …

Four TV Girls, Four Covers | Elle US February Issue

Elle US features some of the funniest women on the small screen for its annual Women in TV issue ! Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams each get an individual cover. Zooey Deschanel, wearing typical Valentino, talks about the idea that girliness connotes weakness and how it comes up less and less. Allison Williams, while looking at us sensually, compares her style to Jennifer Anniston’s and shares her strategy about becoming America next Sweetheart (good luck honey!). Amy Poehler  is due to win an Emmy and won a Golden Globe last week for her excellent portrayal of Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. In her ELLE  interview she speaks about juggling between actress/producer/writer and mother. However I am mostly excited about seeing Mindy Kaling finally getting a cover !! But is it me or is her cover very different from the rest? She’s the only one in black & white (WTF!) and on top of that she didn’t get a full but only a head shot (WTFF !?!). Anyway Mindy Kaling herself responded to the controversy surrounding the lack …

New Collaboration Alert | Givenchy x Erykah Badu

I was nicely surprised when I saw the new Givenchy campaign featuring Erykah Badu. Not that I don’t see her as fashionable, but I didn’t think she would be the kind of person to hang around Riccardo Tisci‘s circle. Besides in term of muses, he already has Ciara, Mariacarla Boscono & Lea T. Joined by Maria Borges, Riley, and Asia Chow, this campaign can be considered as the first featuring only women of colors. A milestone in the representation of WOC in fashion? Source : rackkandruin.blogspot.fr Read More : Celebrity Endorsement | Lady Gaga x Versace More  of Celebrity Endorsements

Celebrity Endorsement | Lady Gaga x Versace

Lady Gaga x Versace Wow can you say “exact copy” ? Can we say this is a Donatella drag younger version ? Gaga is currently promoting her latest album called Artpop like the rent is due so this campaign is well on time. I’m not against a partnership between Lady Gaga & Versace, she has worn their designs before numerous times, including some iconic vintage dresses, so I guess that their relationship is pretty good. Also I like this editorial’s styling, it reminds me of one of Versace’s best campaign with Christina Aguilera back 10 years ago. However I find this all Clone-atella thing could’ve been more creative than this. It’s good but there’s no WOW effect that Gaga used to give everytime she had to sell something. Considering that Gaga is the master of changing the way that she looks, it’s almost a cop-out that they styled her to look exactly like Donatella, since they could have done SO MUCH more with Lady Gaga.They missed a great opportunity to go all out “Fashion Gaga.” Read More :  Givenchy x Erykah Badu More  of Celebrity Endorsements

FASHION MAGAZINE JANUARY 2014 ISSUE : COVER BATTLE

The Battle of Oscar Campaigners Those covers smell a lot like Oscar campaigning to me, don’t they? Of couuuuuuuuurse they do !!!!!! Can’t you see ? All the Golden Globes nominees are here : Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams in American Hustle, Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club. We have to notice here that there are no Golden Globe nomination for Claire Danes in Homeland (but already won every awards last year so anyway), NO ZOE SALDANA which reminds me “What happened with this  controversial Nina Simone Biopic ???”. And none for Carey Mulligan in Inside Llewyn Davis & The Great Gatsby.  The Disney Pop Princess Battle We then get our Disney princesses battle : Britney Spears vs Miley Cyrus. The first one was making her big debut for the first of her 100 performance out of her ‘Piece of Me’ Tour. Showing us all that she STILL can try to dance again ! The other lil twat one is whoring her album as hard as possible… I am pretty sure Queen Bey …

Oscar 2014 Campaign | Lupita Nyong’o x 12 Years A Slave

Lupita : The New Fresh Girl of 2014 Lupita Nyong’o is campaigning hard. She and all the cast of 12 Years a Slave are hunting the Oscar. I first saw Lupita featured on one of my favorite red carpet’s blog : Red Carpet Fashion Awards. I didn’t know who she was and what she was doing on the 12 Years A Slave red carpet but I was floored by her style and natural beauty. I couldn’t wait till another of my favorite fashion blog Tom & Lorenzo , would start featuring her as well. They finally did, and just confirmed what we already knew: her style is flawless, her makeup is flawless and she’s just beautiful! Oscar Campaign Strategy #1 : Being universally beloved [Lupita Nyong’o] is someone who emerged, a revelation, a discovery, a major new talent. She delivers an extraordinary performance in 12 Years A Slave. She’s thoughtfully navigated her first major press and award circuit. She’s become a red carpet star. She’s smart and patient in an industry that rewards impetuous fools._LaineyGossip.com Hopefully this will help …