Solange Knowles Ferguson hosted a swanky Champagne launch party in London recently. Check out her cape and "bubbly" strut inside and see "OITNB" star Laverne Cox's makeup-free selfie.
Where in the world is international fashionista Solange Knowles Ferguson? Following her twirl at the Palace of Versailles a few days ago, Solange headed to London where she hosted an exclusive bash to celebrate the release of the Veuve Clicquot RICH at The Pompadour Room in the Hotel Café Royal.
As usual, Solange stole the show with her fashions. This time, she stunned in an off-white gown by Marios Schwab with long over-the-shoulder cape from the fall/winter 2014 collection. On Instagram she wrote "Looking for a cape cure........make it stop. Ok don't."
As the bubbly flowed, she posed with British singer Delila.
Designers Julien Macdonald and Melissa Odabash also took turns posing with the hostess.
We also spotted Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman of Lion Babe at the party. Jillian and Lucas also rocked Afropunk in Paris a few days ago.
After the function, Solange got her Champagne strut on saying,
"Because I'm ridiculous Because it's the end of my trip Because it's the end of #clicquotrich party
Because I have on a cape
Because I'm trying to walk like Mariah runs"
"OITNB" star Laverne Cox went the opposite of glam and took all the makeup off. She surprised fans by posting a makeup free selfie, showing off her natural beauty, and noting that "#TransIsBeautiful." The photo shows Laverne in a relaxed and peaceful state of mind as she preps for the June 12th debut of season 3 of the hit Netflix series. She wrote,
"Finally a few days to relax. I feel so privileged to be able to do work that I love and very privileged to be able to take time off occasionally. I take none of it lightly. Always good to have days with no makeup to let my skin breath. #washfacenobase #TransIsBeautiful"
Also, fans of Laverne can head over to newsstands today to catch her on the cover of BUST magazine. Ms. Cox was shot by Danielle Levitt.
In addition to her work on "OITNB", the TIME Magazine coverwoman continues to tour the country to shed light on issues affecting the Trans community. A few days ago, she appeared at Union College to wrap up the 2014-2015 #AintIAWomanCollegeTour.
Photos via Getty/SaintRecords Instagram/Laverne Xoc Instagram/BUST Magazine Instagram
The only thing better than Steph Curry and the Warriors celebrating their first Western Conference Championship in 40 years is Riley Curry stealing the spotlight once again. Check out what went down last night at The Oracle, plus Mr. West was in the building....
Immediately after Papa Steph put on his Championship hat after he and the Warriors beat the Rockets 104-90, his 2-year-old daughter Riley Curry and wife Ayesha Curry (who's due with their second child in a about 10 weeks) were right by his side to congratulate him.
But it's Riley who's the real MVP after stealing the spotlight once again at Steh's post-game press conference. She busted out a Drake lyric saying "Waaaay up....I feel blessed!" and had some major fun behind the curtain once Steph decided to get her away from his mic. Check the video in full HERE. Hilar!
Kanye West made an appearance courtside in Oakland to cheer on the Warriors to their major Game 5 victory. He chatted up the DJ and sat near the Warriors' bench.
The two leaders, Steph and James Harden, showed some good sportsmanship after the game.
Baller Andre Iguodala & his son posed it up in their championship gear.
The league's MVP held on to the trophy and posed it up for a bit.
Check ut plenty of videos from the big night below:
Does Blac Chyna have a new man in her life? It appears so. She has been getting cozy with professional boxer J’Leon Love in the past few days. Both Chyna and J’Leon have been posting up cutesy photos and videos on their Instagram accounts. Get the deets on their budding romance and find out why K. Michelle read neo-soul singer Jaguar Wright for filth on social media last night inside….
While her ex-fiance Tyga runs around with his underaged girlfriend, Blac Chyna has found herself a new man…and one her age.
Meet 27-year-old professional boxer J’Leon Love. He is the current WBA International Super Middleweight Champion signed to Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team Management. It appears he and Blac Chyna are getting close after she posted him as her #MCM on Instagram last week. Since then, the two have posted up lovey dovey videos of one another and J'Leon posted the coupledom pic atop, but eventually deleted it. BUT, the videos are still there.
In one clip, J’Leon and Chyna are laying across what appears to be a bed with The Weeknd's “Earned It” playing in the background as they talked about people assuming they’re in a relationship. Why ever would people assume that?
Neither Chyna or J’Leon have confirmed they are actually in a relationship, but it definitely looks like the makings of a budding romance.
Right now, J’Leon is training for a huge fight at the MGM Las Vegas against Jason Escalera on June 20th. Many boxers refrain from engaging in sexual acts before fights, and according to reports, J’Leon is doing the same. So, no sex for them for at least a month. Sources close to Chyna tell TMZ she’s down for the cause saying, "I feel like it's a good thing and I'll deal with it with him!"
We hope so. A month isn't THAT long to wait before jumping in the bed with someone after just meeting.
Elsewhere on social media....
Another day, another social media showdown. This time, R&B songstress K. Michelle and neo-soul singer Jaguar Wright were going at it after Jaguar voiced her opinion on K. singing one of Leela James’ songs. We’ll explain….
On Monday, “Love & Hip Hop: New York” stars Yandy Smith and Mendeecees wedding special aired where K. Michelle was asked to sing a selection. The reality star sang a cover of Leela James’ track “Fall For You,” a single from her fifth studio album with the same title released in 2014.
Well, that didn’t sit well Jaguar, so she took to her Instagram to speak on it. She posted up a video clip of K singing with the caption:
If you’re unfamiliar as to who Jaguar Wright is, she is a Philly native who sung background vocals on Jay Z’s MTV Unplugged special. She is also a member of QuestLove's Okayplayer collective, providing background vocals for The Roots and Al Green. She also appeared in a few Sprite commercials back in the 90s.
In response to K’s clap back, Jaguar then posted up a series of videos to respond to explain what she really meant when she came off. She claims she didn’t say anything bad about K, she just wished it was Leela singing her own song. The Philly native said it would have been appropriate for Leela to sing the song because she’s currently touring and promoting the song “Fall For You.” She said “It’s not like the song is 8 years old and it was just apart of a catalog, it’s current.”
So what does Leela have to say? She doesn't seem bothered the least bit. In fact, her track "Fall For You" started trending on iTunes top searches and it was pushed to the top of the iTunes charts, coming in at No. 3 on the Top Songs list. We're sure Leela is all for her music climbing the charts, even if it's because of a social media feud.
While we get what Jaguar is trying to say, it's not like K had much of a choice on the song selection. Yandy chose that song and chose K to sing it so...there's that.
In other news....
K. Michelle announced she has a new show titled “Players Court” coming to VH1 soon. She didn’t reveal what it’s about, so we’re just going to have to wait until the deets are spilled. She’s also filming for her other VH1 reality show “K Michelle: My Life.” Not only that, the award winning singer also has a documentary series coming to Centric called "BEING K. Michelle." The one-hour premiere is set to air June 6th at 10pm. Congrats K.