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Best Moments For Women in 2014

As we approach the end of the year it’s important to reflect on the progress of the sisterhood. Despite 1 in 3 women suffer physical or sexual violence and a continued struggle against the glass ceiling – I do believe we are making progress. In celebration of a landmark year for feminism, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite moments for famous women in 2014.

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Music

Women absolutely DOMINATED the charts this year! Taylor Swift‘s 1989 became the highest selling album of the year, making her the only artist in history to sell more than a million albums in the first week – for three albums in a row! T-Swift’s BFF Lorde also proved her talents, receiving multiple Grammy awards (including song of the year) and becoming the youngest solo artist since 1987 to have a US #1 hit. Similarly, Iggy Azalea became the first artist since the Beatles to have consecutive US #1 and #2 spots on the top 100 charts. Oh and let’s not forget Beyonce‘s VMAs message that could be heard around the world…

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Film/TV

Thanks to Scandal, Orange is the New Black, Girls and How to Get Away with Murder, the world celebrated powerful, complex female characters on the small screen on a scale that has never been achieved before. We also celebrated a diversity in our actresses, with Lupita Nyong’o becoming the first Kenyan and Mexican to win an Oscar, and Laverne Cox becoming the first transgender woman to cover TIME magazine. In other news, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler brought some serious girl power to the Academy Awards hosting spot and Emma Watson made a few small steps for mankind toward gender equality.

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Business

Apple and Facebook introduced a groundbreaking policy that meant it would pay for its female employees to freeze their eggs – a move that allows women to focus on their career and remain in the workforce without the ever-present threat of the “ticking biological clock”. The International Monetary Fund appointed its first female CEO, Christine Lagarde, as did General Motors – making Mary Barra the first woman in charge of a global automaker.

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Nobel Peace Prizes

The world has not been able to stop talking about Malala Yousafzai – the young Pakistani girl who was shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in favor of educating young girls in her home country. Malala has continued to work on international efforts to improve the education of young women – an effort which earned her a Nobel Peace Prize. Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. Another woman was also given a Nobel Prize… in Mathematics! Maryam Mirzkhani became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal for her work in geometry and dynamical systems.

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Sport

In 2014, Becky Hammon became the NBA’s first full-time, paid female member of a coaching team with the San Antonio Spurrs. However, the biggest name in sport was that of 14 year-old Mo’ne Davis. Young Mo’ne was one of two girls to compete in this year’s Little League World Series and the first female to ever pitch a shutout game. Who said throwing like a girl was an insult?

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 Images via MTV, boingboing.net, Daily Mail, Mashable

December 10, 2014

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong’o’s Vibrant Makeup

We love how Lupita Nyong’o isn’t afraid to wear colour, like at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards when she took home Best Supporting Actress. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose created her vibrant, tropical makeup that  looks so pretty for late summer parties.

Eyes
“The  look was monochromatic with bronze, orangey tones to go with her dress. I filled in her brows, and for her eyes I wanted a slight disco feel, so I blended a few bronzy shades from the Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow in Earth Reflection, using the pointy part of the sponge tip applicator to apply, and blended the coppery shade in the inner corners toward centre of the lids.

“I then smudged the black Dior Mono Eyeshadow in Khôl into the crease as well as the outer corners create a bit of a winged look.”

Lips
“On lips, to keep with the bronze theme I stained her mouth with the red Diorific Lipstick in Dolce Vita and then I added the shimmery bronze Dior Addict Gloss in Paradise on the centre of lips for added drama.”

Are you a fan of Lupita’s vibrant makeup?

February 26, 2014

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong’o’s Tropical Makeup

Not only does Lupita Nyong’o do amazing red carpet dresses, she also has flawless makeup – just like at the Calvin Klein A/W 2014 show at New York Fashion Week (pictured with front row buddy Naomi Watts!). Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose created her gorgeous, tropical makeup.

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Lupita’s lovely pop of plum comes from Lancome Blush Subtil in Aplum applied to the apples of the cheeks.

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It’s often hard to match colourful eyes with bright lips, but Nick makes it work, applying Votre Vu Palette Play in the shade Violette on Lupita’s beautiful eyes.

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Nick used ck one color pure color lipstick in 410 Wanted to achieve Lupita’s vibrant coral lips – such a pretty look for summer!

What do you think of Lupita’s tropical makeup?

February 21, 2014

Best Producers Guild Awards Red Carpet Dresses

Plenty of amazing red carpet dresses at the 25th Producers Guild Awards in LA, from Lupita Nyong’o to Claire Danes.

And congrats to 12 Years a Slave and Gravity who both won best film, a first ever tie!

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Helen Mirren has the best celebrity style of the night in her glittering Elie Saab gown.

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We’re kind of obsessed with how gorgeous Gillian Anderson is. The elegant grey lace dress is one thing, but just look at that hair and makeup!

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Lupita Nyong’o is amazing as always in her salmon-hued Stella McMartney dress and shoes.

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Claire Danes is adorable in a chic Dior dress and gold Christian Louboutin heels.

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We couldn’t help but include this photo of 12 Years a Slave stars  Brad Pitt and Chiwetel Ejiofor, because, hey, this is how all men should rock the red carpet. And hello, Brad Pitt’s new hair cut? Only Brad could get away with it!

Who has your favourite celebrity style at the Producers Guild Awards?

Photos: Just Jared

January 21, 2014

The Best SAG Awards Red Carpet Dresses

So much celebrity fashion inspiration at the SAG Awards 2014. Sure, American Hustle may have won big, but the best red carpet dresses were the real winners of the night.

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Lupita Nyong’o continues her fashion winning streak in electric blue Gucci.

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Jennifer Lawrence didn’t just blow us away in this glimmering Dior column dress, but she also coined the term “armpit vaginas”.

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Isla Fisher is the epitome of old Hollywood style in her stunning Oscar de la Renta and bombshell hair.

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Love that Kerry Washington wore a Prada skirt and crop top showing off her pregnant belly.

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Claire Danes went for dark and sexy in this mesh and holographic sequin Vionnet dress.

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Mindy Kaling is so elegant in this sexy navy David Meister gown. Love the gold accessories.

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Most of us could not get away with pairing a pale pink silk gown (here, by Givenchy) against pale skin. Except we’re not Cate Blanchett, and she can get away with pretty much anything.

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Oprah looks stunning in a off-the-shoulder Badgley Mischka dress with broach detail (and wasn’t she fantastic in The Butler?).

Who is wearing your favourite SAG Awards red carpet dresses?

Photos: Just Jared

January 20, 2014

Best Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet Dresses

Another day, another awards show, but who cares when there are so many gorgeous red carpet dresses? We break down our favourite celebrity style at today’s 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

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Love Lupita Nyong’o versatile style so much. From prints to this elegantly minimal Calvin Klein Collection gown and clutch, Lupita is our favourite celebrity fashion star right now.

 

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Cate Blanchett is beautiful is darkest green Lanvin cinched together with a wide black belt.

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The belt is a little unnecessary, but Sandra Bullock looks gorgeous in the wine red ruffled Lanvin dress.

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It’s nice to see Camila Alves out of her usual red carpet black. She’s simply stunning in a drapey red Paule Ka dress with strappy Oscar Tiye heels.

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Jessica Chastain glows in a Nina Ricci dress is such an unusual yet beautiful shade of mint green.

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What a pretty shade of hot pink on Amy Adams’ Roland Mouret dress, with contrasting black detailing.

Who’s wearing your favourite red carpet dresses at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards?

Photos: Just Jared

January 17, 2014

This Week’s Best Celebrity Red Carpet Dresses

Award season is definitely here with some serious red carpet dresses seen on our favourite celebrities this week, from Jessica Alba glowing in white to Jessica Chastain and Sandra Bullock sparkling in bright colours. It might be snowing in the U.S. but these celebrity dresses are giving us plenty of inspiration for summer!


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Girls’ star Allison Williams beamed in a pale blue satin Dior mini dress at the Girls Season 3 premiere in New York earlier this week. Are you looking forward to the new season?

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Jessica Alba looking as adorable as ever in a white Jason Wu zip-up dress with Casadei heels at the People’s Choice Awards last night.

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And proving it’ll be all white on the night, Jessica Hudson rocked her unbelievable body in another stunning white dress paired with Manolo Blahnik heels, picking up the Favourite Humanitarian Award.

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12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o glowed in shimmery Elie Saab at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala (you have to see this movie!).

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Also at the Festival, Julia Roberts in a carefree Gucci leopard print swing dress.

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Sandra Bullock brightened up the Festival in a vibrant pink and orange Alex Perry dress with lace detail, offset with nude Brian Atwood heels.

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Camila Alves outshone hubbie Matthew McConaughey in her all-out sexy black Mikael D gown with thigh high split.

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At the National Board Of Review Gala, Jessica Chastain went for a gorgeous shade of yellow in her pretty Oscar de la Renta dress, contrasted beautifully with pointy blue satin heels.

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And proving French women will always look chic, Blue is the Warmest Colour actress Lea Seydoux donned jewel-toned Prada and a berry pout.

Which is your favourite celebrity dress this week?

January 10, 2014