Celebrity Looks: Chrisette Michele

by Sherria 

christette michelle

Get the Look

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Life in Progress Colored Skinnies (Forever 21, $15.99)

Metal-Trimmed Stripped Shirt (Forever 21, $19.80)

Linen Blend Wrap Around Skirt (Forever 21, $22.80)

Cat-Eye Sunglasses (Forever 21, $5.80)

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Breaking Style News: Skin is Out at the Grammy Awards

by Jackie

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What will RihRih do now?

Sultry songstress Rihanna is among other previously barely-dressed songstresses that had to abide to the Grammy’s new dress code, according to Vogue. The official advisory sent to attendees warns against indecent exposure: “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could  possibly expose female breast nipples.”

J. Lo’s infamous Versace gown is in definite violation of the new Grammy’s dress code.

 

I am no stranger to dress codes, having attended Catholic schools throughout my childhood and adolescence. I also believe that there is an appropriate way to dress for the office (duh, look at this blog). But, have the Grammy’s gone too far? Is this censorship? If there are no wardrobe malfunctions, what would Joan Rivers talk about?

Fashion Magazine Reading List

by Sherria

As a teenager, I loved flipping through Teen People and Seventeen magazines. Since I have gotten older, I’ve graduated to Essence and Glamour. This month, I decided to skip my usual lifestyle magazine and go for high-fashion magazines. Check out this months Vogue with Adele on the cover and Elle magazine, featuring Gossip Girl, Blake Lively.

The stack of magazines on my coffee table.

Adele in Vogue Magazine

“It’s clear that Adele has very mixed feelings about the machinery of fame. When I jokingly ask her later if the novelty has worn off, she says very firmly, “The novelty’s not worn off.” She takes a second to think about it. “That Julia Roberts thing? I was flabbergasted. I no longer buy papers or tabloids or magazines or read blogs. I used to. But it was just filling up my day with hatred. So, loads of friends e-mailed me the Julia Roberts link. And that was truly like. . . . I can’t remember not knowing of her!”- Jonathan Van Meter, Adele: One and Only, March 2012

Blake Lively for ELLE Magazine

“Because Lively reads older on-screen, it’s easy to forget she was just a kid when Gossip Girl brought her to New York- 19 years old and fresh out of high school, renting a tiny one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea. She remembers a rough night early on when a drunk guy hit on her outside her building and a ‘sweet gay couple’ had to intervene. Gossip Girl was a swift education, in both the cult of celebrity and the art of fashion. Though she was obsessed with design even as a kid- she remembers scouring the Rose Bowl flea market with her parents- in  high school Lively was a Forever 21 girl. She showed up for work the first season wearing sweatpants and Uggs.”- Author Unknown, Live Wire, March 2012

Wait A Minute Mr. Postman

Associated Press News Break:

Marvelettes co-founder Gladys Horton dies at 66
AP, Jan 27, 2011 4:20 pm PST
 

Gladys Horton singing in 1992

Gladys Horton, a co-founder of the Marvelettes who helped put fledgling Motown Records on the musical map with its first No. 1 hit “Please Mr. Postman,” has died at age 66.Horton died Wednesday at a nursing home in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, where she had been recovering from a stroke, her son Vaughn Thornton said.

Horton was a teenager in the Detroit suburb of Inkster when she and friends formed a group they called “The Casinyets,” short for “Can’t Sing Yet.”

The Marvelettes (left to right: Katherine Anderson, Wanda Rogers, and Gladys Horton)

By the time she was 15, Motown had given the group a new name and a hit song in “Please Mr. Postman.” The tune, more pop-oriented than much of Motown’s early recordings, was later covered by the Beatles and others.

“Gladys was a very, very special lady, and I loved the way she sang with her raspy, soulful voice,” Motown founder Berry Gordy said in a statement. “We will all miss her, and she will always be a part of the Motown family.”

He noted that “Please Mr. Postman” was the first No. 1 hit for the record label that would become known as Hitsville USA and produce such other popular all-girl groups as the Supremes and Vandellas.

The Marvelettes also had a hit with “Beachwood 4-5789.” Their other popular songs included “Playboy,” “Too Many Fish in the Sea” and “Twistin’ Postman.”

By the mid-1960s, however, the group’s success began to wane as it was eclipsed by the Supremes and other Motown acts.

Horton was replaced as the group’s lead singer in 1965, and she left the Marvelettes two years later.

Source: Article released by the Associated Press

(found at http://new.music.yahoo.com/various-artists/news/marvelettes-co-founder-gladys-horton-dies-at-66–62009063)