Beyonce Fashion Exhibit to Open at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Pics)

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Beyonce won’t be eligible for induction into the Rock Hall until 2022, as a member of Destiny’s Child, or in 2027 as a solo artist, but as of Tuesday, her outfits will be the focus of a new fashion exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, taking over a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.

The Rock Hall announced Friday that getups from Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut July 22 in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section, next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

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The exhibit will feature Beyonce’s black leotard from her “Single Ladies” music video, as well as her body suit, skirt and jacket from her Super Bowl performance last year in New Orleans.

Rock Hall curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger said they have been trying to court Beyonce “for a really long time.”

“When we looked at the depth of the amount of stuff that she was willing to send, we just thought, ‘The only way we can really showcase these items is to put them in the Legends of Rock area in the museum,’ which really is the spot that we have to pay tribute to legends of rock, which Beyonce has proven herself to be,” she said in an interview.

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Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, the general manager of Beyonce’s production house, Parkwood Entertainment, said the singer was honored and humbled by the opportunity to have her personal items in the museum.

“For an artist to be able to have a presence where all of her idols and mentors live, it is a big deal,” she said. “It’s very meaningful to an artist when you feel like you’ve accomplished certain levels and to be asked to be part of this before she’s eligible, I think that’s really special.”

Beyonce’s Givenchy gown from the 2012 Met Gala and her tank top, denim shorts and leather pumps from her 2003 “Crazy in Love” music video also will be on display, among other outfits.

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The singer’s inclusion is part of the Rock Hall’s push to bridge contemporary icons with classic ones. The Rock Hall launched its Right Here, Right Now exhibit featuring items from Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys earlier this month.

“We felt that (Beyonce) really needed to take her rightful place alongside Aretha Franklin and the Supremes and Janis Joplin,” Rutledge-Borger said. “Rock and roll has an intergenerational appeal and we want to make sure we’re hitting all the right notes and keeping up with what’s happening today and what’s legendary today.”

a detail from Beyonce's 2013 Super Bowl performance outfit is displayed in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, the glove from Beyonce's "Single Ladies" outfit is displayed in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, the metal costume for Beyonce's "Sweet Dreams" is displayed in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, the shoes from Beyonce's "Sweet Dreams" are displayed in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, Andre Sepetavec secures a mannequin with the outfit from Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, Andre Sepetavec adjusts the shoes for Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" outfit during installation of the new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

In this Thursday, july 17, 2014 photo, Matt Seaman adjust the glove from Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" outfit during installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Willow Smith Rocks a Look Similar to Her Mom’s from 90s in Teen Vogue (Look)

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Willow Smith was whipping her hair back and forth the last time she graced the pages of Teen Vogue when she was ten years old.

More than three years later, she’s matured more into a teen with a outrageous yet creative fashion sense.

And she looks very familiar to somebody very dear to her.

Willow’s short blonde curls is reminiscent of her mother Jada Pinkett Smith‘s blonde hair from the 1990s.

While addressing her fashion choices and why she put her acting/music career on hold, folks will be able to see the comparison.

Or they can look down below and see that Willow definitely favors Jada.

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While she remains a fashion superstar, Willow has taken a break from movies and music.

She decided to pull out of the upcoming “Annie” remake.

“To be honest, something inside me was just, like, Don’t. I’m very connected with my intuition,” Willow said.

And as for her music, “I have enough songs to make an album, but most of the songs I don’t like,” she said.

But she’s not characterizing her sound, although she expects to release new material soon.

“It’s going to be something outlandish, something that nobody can imagine, something that comes from me and only me. Something we need right now,” she added.

And as for that blonde hair that makes her resemble her mother even more,  “my hair is super-, super-, super-, superhard to destroy. It’s a survivor,” she added while talking about being a blonde now. “Blondes do have more fun!”

Check out more of Willow’s look in her spread of August’s Teen Vogue.

Rita Ora Sizzles In New Roberto Cavalli Ad Campaign [Video/Pics]

Rita Ora is the new face of Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 ad campaign. The singer has previously modeled for Adidas, DKNY and Material Girl.

Check out Marilyn Monroe-inspired photos and behind the scenes video below.

The look evokes the divine and iconic Marilyn, the atmosphere brings to mind the irresistible appeal of a first date.
Rita Ora, the young protagonist of the advertising campaign for Roberto Cavalli Fall / Winter 2014-2015, conveys through images the emotion of seduction.
The aura of the British artist enchants the lens with strength, charisma and modern femininity. A captivating combination of magnetic and intriguing gazes with a glamorous and sophisticated attitude.
Rita’s success is represented by the numerous awards obtained in a very short period of time with her music album, eight music singles along with more than five million followers on social network.

Singer, model and actress, Rita has worked with Jay-Z, Drake, DJ Fresh and Coldplay and will be one of the protagonists in the upcoming film “Fifty Shades of Grey” based on the International best-seller.

A young timeless nomad, Rita Ora wears fame like a tailored suit. A destiny reserved for the future queen of the pop, who lives her notoriety with the enthusiasm of an extraordinary debut and the awareness of a great diva.
Brilliant and versatile interpreter of the contemporary sensuality, the redefined amazing Cavalli woman has a soul made of enticing contrasts, the sumptuous sound of elegance and the charming image of beauty.

 

Prints, lace and inlays adorn the sinuous silhouettes of the clothes, precious accessories enhance the new collection among which the Regina bag, the Maison’s ‘IT’ bag of the season.The images were shot by the young Italian photographer and director Francesco Carrozzini. A studio in New York City was the ideal setting to express the vital energy of Rita Ora as well as the Roberto Cavalli collection.

Photographer: Francesco Carrozzini
Creative Director: Eva Cavalli
Hair Stylist: Brent Lawler @ Streeters
Make-up Artist: Kathy Jeung ‏@THEMAGNETAGENCY
Location: PIER 59 STUDIOS, New York

Photo source: Rita Ora’s Instagram

Rihanna Covers Up for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia Cover Shoot (Pics)

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Women are required to cover up in many Middle Eastern cultures, and Rihanna respected the custom, more or less, for the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.

Today (June 26), the Middle Eastern counterpart to the fashion publication unveiled RiRi on its July/August cover, as well as her cover spread, entitled “The New Modesty, Cover Up in Style.”

While her arms and legs are out in one image, a huge netted black bow hides her shoulders and neck…

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A long cape obscures her back in another shot…

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Her entire body and face are covered by a black catsuit in another…

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Rihanna also wears a variety of head coverings in the spread.

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All images were shot by photographer Ruven, whom Rihanna dubbed her “new fave” on Twitter.

Lupita Nyong’o First Lancôme Ad Debuts

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Lancôme’s first ad featuring Academy Award-winning Lupita Nyong’o hit the web this morning.

Vogue’s current cover girl is the ambassador for Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation, “available in 29 shades for all skintones,” as noted on the ad. The product line is touted as one of the most diverse on the market.

The actress poses in a sleeveless black dress and gold cuff, forgoing the bright eyeshadow she usually loves in favor of a subtle, bronzed glow designed to showcase the product.

In the July issue of Vogue, Nyong’o said of her partnership with Lancôme, “It’s not about conforming to an already established idea of what is beautiful, and I like that,” echoing what she said in her initial statement, “I am particularly proud to represent [Lancôme's] unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Kerry Washington Launches ‘Scandal’ Clothing Line

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It’s like raiding Olivia Pope’s closet.

Beginning this fall, fans can shop for some of the “Scandal” fixer’s signature outfits at The Limited, thanks to an unprecedented deal teaming the retailer with show star Kerry Washington and the program’s costume designer Lyn Paolo.

The 42-piece Limited Scandal collection – featuring Olivia’s signature outerwear, chic blouses and wide-leg trousers – will cost from $49 to $248. The line will be available in 250 mall-based Limited stores and on the retailer’s website beginning in late September.

A look from The Limited Scandal collection.

The landmark deal marks the first time a national retailer, a leading network show and its flagship actress have launched a clothing collection.

“People who love the look of the show can now step into this world in a way that is affordable and accessible because not everybody can afford to have the clothes they see on the show,” Washington told WWD. ”It’s been really fun to have a voice at every stage of the production from picking buttons, choosing fabrics and weighing in on hair and makeup people.”

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Diane Ellis, The Limited’s chief executive officer, said: “[Olivia Pope] represents a confident, powerful, but real and kind of vulnerable woman. Our sophisticated professional can really relate to that.

Author of ‘Comb Blue Ivy’s Hair’ Petition Says It Was All a Joke

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The woman who created a national debate on Blue Ivy’s hair with her online petition to get it combed is now saying that the whole thing was supposed to be a joke.

Jasmine Toliver put up several posts on her Facebook page saying the petition was never meant to be taken seriously:

My joke took off anything I guess with “sign a petition” is funny if I would’ve said “sign a petition to save Lebron James hairline” that would’ve took off to! It’s a clever joke.! Nobody came up with before. These blogs and websites are doing the most. My hair look like blue ivy right now except its moisturized and detangled. Yes I’m natural.! Have a seat to most people. I can care less about Beyoncé or jay-z but I do care for the kids hair. People make nothing out of something. I love being black! I’m proud my bloodline runs from Africa. I’m proud of my own tightly coiled kinks. I’m proud of my big lips and brown skin. People just need to breath and chill out.

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