Month: June 2020

The Best BET Awards Red Carpet Looks Over Its 20 Years

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Since June 2001, we have looked forward to the BET Awards each summer. From the thoughtfully chosen hosts to the musical performances and the nostalgic moments where iconic celebs are reunited with their former cast mates (remember that time in 2013 when Nia Long and Larenz Tate stood side-by-side, prompting dreams of a sequel to Love Jones?) or former singing partners, everyone comes together to make us relive good times. It all happens in one place, Black Entertainment Television, the network that celebrates Black excellence in all of its glory.

The BET Awards were where some of your favorite memes were born (like Prince’s side-eye and Whitney’s “thank you” speech) and where fashion trends reign supreme. Hosted by Amanda Seales on Sunday, June 28, this year’s 20th anniversary show will take place virtually. Even in the new pandemic-friendly set-up, it will no doubt deliver unforgettable and powerful

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Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape 2020

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Whether you’re into the drama of an oversize shape, love the nostalgia of micro-mini frames, or can’t quit the classics, you can never have too many sunglasses. From Loewe’s new it-pair to Lizzo’s take on the aviator, discover the 22 hottest sunglasses of the summer here.

Hold Please Aviators

Quay Australia x Lizzo
quayaustralia.com

$65.00

This matte black pair from Lizzo’s glam collaboration with Quay is good as hell. 

Pram 103

Coco and Breezy
cocoandbreezy.com

$325.00

For those who aren’t into basic black sunnies, try a lime green statement pair instead.  

Paula’s Ibiza Acetate Sunglasses

Loewe
modaoperandi.com

$360.00

We suspect these Willy Wonka glasses to be an unexpected hit this season. 

Aviator Sunglasses

Wild Fable
target.com

$15.00

For the rose gold obsessed, Target has your back (and eyes).  

Coded Sunglasses

Rihanna made sunglasses, so we want Rihanna-made sunglasses. 

Angular Cat Eye Sunglasses

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Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Team Up to Help Fight COVID-19

  • Twenty percent of profits from Gabriela Hearst’s Bags of Purpose sale on Net-a-Porter will benefit Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund.
  • The sale will last for two weeks, and includes her new Baez style from the spring 2020 collection.

    Luxury shopping with purpose is core to Gabriela Hearst’s business. The New York designer has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through charity sales for Save the Children’s emergency aid to families suffering from drought in Kenya and war in Yemen. Now, she’s partnering with Net-a-Porter on a new initiative to support Save the Children’s global relief efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

    Hearst’s signature nappa leather top-handle bags (which are typically special order only) will be available in her Bags of Purpose sale on Net-a-Porter for a limited two-week period from June 29⁠– July 12. They include the new Baez bag from the spring 2020 runway collection, which

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    Best Nintendo Switch Games for Casual Gamers

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a tactical RPG game that boasts a deeply intricate story, very memorable characters (whom you can befriend and one of whom you can choose to marry), and distinct Harry Potter vibes. You play as Byleth, who you can make either female or male. 

    Byleth becomes a young professor at Garreg Mach Monastery and gets to lead one of three houses. The house you choose greatly impacts the direction the game’s story will go. Each house’s leader is an heir to the throne for the three different regions of Fódlan. (Edelgard, leader of the Black Eagles house and princess and heir to the Adrestian Empire, is pictured here.) Things begin relatively peaceful between the three regions and house leaders. They don’t end that way.

    Students go on missions with Byleth, who joins and leads them in battle, instructs them to build up

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    The story behind the fashion-forward costumes in The Politician

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    THE POLITICIAN Netflix – Nicole Rivelli/Netflix

    In the days before streaming giants took over our tellies, TV shows were distinctly unglamorous. Small productions meant small-screen stars and small budgets to match. But in this era of the super-streamers, the TV show has been elevated to blockbuster standing, with everything turned up several notches, from casting to costumes. 

    Netflix’s The Politician declared its fashion intent in the pilot episode. Gwyneth Paltrow poolside in a flowing emerald green kaftan and wrists heavy with gold and turquoise jewellery, or gardening in a scarlet red gown, matching gloves and ruby earrings the size of boiled sweets. Lucy Boynton in mourning in a frill-fronted white blouse layered under a pinafore dress, a bow tied at the collar. Julia Schlaepfer scheming in a coral twinset and pearls. Jessica Lange making a scene armed with a power blowdry and oversized Jackie-O-meets-JLo sunglasses. 

    The plotlines, which follow Ben

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