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Rihanna Rocks Blue Lipstick, Mainstream Media Is Scandalized, I Roll My Eyes

Rihanna River Island
You go, RiRi!

 

Earlier this week, Rihanna‘s fashion sense struck again. This time at both the NYFW debut of her perfume ‘Rogue’ and UK launch of her River Island collection. What threw trend-spotters and gossip mags into a tizzy? The pure audacity of RiRi to wear lipstick in a shade too out of the ordinary to possibly be acceptable. I’m talking BLUE, bitches. Oh, the humanity! Someone fetch my fainting couch, quick! Or not, because, seriously? GET OVER IT. Not only can Rihanna pull off blue lipstick thanks to her IDGAF attitude, but the shade she chose actually compliments her skin tone. So what is everyone so upset about?!

It’s all about the mainstream, folks, and how they just can’t keep up. Even with old school makeup trends that have been around since the days of Punk or even before. If there’s one thing you can say about Rihanna, it’s that she’s a die hard makeup fan down to try anything; she’s certainly not afraid of the colorful or unusual.

Most cosmetic connoisseurs, like myself, have been there, done that, and chosen our favorites. Makeup used to be about having fun and looking cool while doing so, something I think tends to be forgotten in the age of airbrush and drastic contouring. I suggest all the naysayers (you too!) give it a go before automatically labeling blue lipstick as “crazy” or “gross”. After all, I”m pretty sure the same thing was said about dark purple lips in the recent past. Just don’t get me started on RiRi’s new “penis clutch”.

Me in "Apocalips" by Illamasqua, a teal blue
Me in “Apocalips” by Illamasqua, a teal blue

Naomi Campbell To Find Her Own Top Model

Photo: Interview.com

 

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is venturing into reality competition biz with a new show called ‘The Face.’ The show is currently casting in New York and Los Angeles, with the premise sounding a lot like Tyra Banks‘  ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ A group of unknown models with compete in challenges to be the face of a major brand, to be announced later. It will air on the Oxygen network, which currently shows ANTM reruns. Campbell said in a press release,

I look forward to discovering the next great model on The Face.  I’m looking for contestants who have the whole package – a beautiful face; healthy, toned body; unique look; interesting personality; confidence; and, above all, strong work ethic and drive.  I’m seeking someone who possesses a global, worldly outlook, but can also be seen as a home-grown girl next door.  Most importantly, I’m looking for a model with a fearless spirit who can completely transform like a chameleon, and take you on a unique journey that makes you believe that even the impossible is possible.  If I find that, I’ll find a truly great model!”

Joining her on the show will be two other favorite models of mine, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova, both of whom have made appearances on ANTM. I’m sensing a pattern here. Rocha took to her Twitter and blog to gush about working with Campbell and Kurkova, and her role on the show.

As the youngest mentor of the three, I have looked up to Naomi and Karolina my entire career and am ecstatic to be able to work side by side with them on this amazing new project. We, as coaches, will scout and choose our teams from aspiring young models nationwide before guiding them through assignments which include photoshoots, runway shows and commercials for some of America’s best-known brands.”

Hosting will be “Noted Fashion Photorapher” Nigel Barker, recently fired from ANTM as Tyra wanted to start the next season with a new panel. The show is scheduled to air in 2013, and needless to say I will be watching. I wonder what Naomi’s frenemy thinks about the new competition. Remember this moment from Tyra’s talk show when she confronted Naomi about her being kicked out of a Versace show?!

Solid. Bitch. GOLD.

 

Madonna Sings ‘Born This Way’ in Hits Medly? Of COURSE She Does.

"It's banans! B A N A N A S!"--oh, wait. A DIFFERENT Blonde.

 

So what we have here is a little bit of cheekiness from Madonna. How unusual.  I’d like to think it’s that she has a sense of humor about life in general, but I don’t think she was born with a funny gene in her body…only sinew and the drive to be The Only Blonde on the Block.

viaPressparty.com

Guns?

“Madonna raises eyebrows as she quotes Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ in tour medley…

Some fans have suggested that Madonna is taking a swipe at Lady Gaga on her current tour after audio recordings emerged showing the singer referencing ‘Born This Way’ lyrics.

Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ was initially criticised for being too similar to Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’, with the former decrying the alleged similarities.  However, Madonna had said at the time that Gaga essentially “redid” her song.

In an audio recording from her MDNA tour, Madonna appears to sing lyrics to ‘Born This Way’ over the music for ‘Express Yourself’.

She then merges the songs into her 2008 track ‘She’s Not Me’.”

Take a listen to what someone has leaked from Madonna’s upcoming tour:

 

Hmmmmm…I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ve heard of this reductive behavior.  In Madonna’s own words: “Look it up.”