For the September 2015 issue of Harper's BAZAAR, Oprah Winfrey, Willow Smith and Mariah Carey recreated some of history's most iconic characters. See the photos inside....
In the September 2015 issue of Harper's BAZAAR, famed stylist and fashion editor Carine Roitfeld teamed with LEGENDARY artist and photographer Jean-Paul Goode for a fashion fantasy photoshoot.
The pictorial was named "Icons" and it transformed today's celebrities into historical legends (both real and fantasy). In the pic above, Willow Smith was cast as Hindu goddess Kali. She's wearing a corset, skirt and face jewels all designed by Givenchy.
Oprah Winfrey was cast as Glenda The Good Witch. She's wearing a Ralph Lauren dress, Walter Steiger shoes, and a Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet. Oprah added,
International icon Mariah Carey starred as Marie Antoinette. She's wearing a Tom Ford corset, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and a jacket, skirt, petticoats and stockings all by Le Vestiaire jacket. Mariah's said,
See the rest of the photoshoot (featuring Katy Perry and Dakota Johnson) here.
Pop princess Ciara hooked up with VICE Magazine for a "White House" themed-photoshoot where she discussed her Janet Jackson tribute and what she's learned about love. More inside..
In the midst of her budding romance with footballer Russell Wilson, "Dance Like We're Making Love" singer Ciara opened up to VICE Magazine about her critically-praised tribute to Janet Jackson at the BET Awards, the tips she's learned about relationships and how becoming a mother has changed her life.
The pictorial for the magazine was shot by Louie Banks and carried a very "presidential" theme. Here are the highlights:
Would you ever run for president? It definitely hasn’t crossed my mind.
Well, I'd vote for you. So, first off, please tell me everything about the Janet Jackson tribute video you were involved with, in intricate detail. Oh, it was so fun. Everything about it was surreal, up until the point of being on stage like “this really happening?" Y’know, I just have so much respect for her. She truly is, to me, the best to ever do it when it comes to entertainment. I really wanted to make sure that I did the best that I could do, and honor her. It took tonnes of rehearsals, and I was also in for my video rehearsals as well as her rehearsals so it was just non stop. When I finally got to the stage, I was like “this is happening. It’s about to go down.” It was super exciting.
The latest album is named Jackie after your mother and your previous album was eponymous. Is there any significance behind that? With this album, it was named after my mom but it was inspired from the fact that I’m a new mom and I understand what it’s like to be in her shoes and see the world from her point of view. So I guess if you think about it, my last album was self-titled and now I’m naming it after my mom, it does have a progression and it makes me feel something really cool. I’ve been really in tune with my growth over the past few years, and I’ve been yearning to grow and to learn more and keep on discovering more about myself. In this case, with this album, I definitely feel like it’s my best body of work to date. I allowed myself to be the most vulnerable I’ve ever been and I was really in tune with what I felt. I thought it was really important to get lost in the music and not overthink things. That’s what these past few years have been about for me - growing and self-discovery. And also for my fans to get to know me more and to know that we’re all the same, we all go through the same things. What better platform than music to be able to share something that everyone can relate to, and help or inspire or just be able to relate with people. That was really important to me. That’s what this album is about. And I do feel like a mini Jackie!
Let's talk about love. You have a lot of songs in your back catalogue that promote zero-tolerance on fuckboys. What have you learned about men over the course of your career? I think that the one thing that’s important for a man when it comes to love is just timing. And that’s true for men and women. When it comes to love, females… we’re more likely to be more sensitive and allow ourselves to be more vulnerable. Guys, they’re used to being a little more fearful when it comes to love. I think when they decide to open up to love it’s really about timing, and what’s going on in their lives and when they want to. You can’t force anybody to love, they have to want to do that themselves. I think men are very simple. We are way more complicated beings, as females.
The couples were out for date night last night. See coupledom shots of Chanel Iman and her rumored boo NBA baller Jordan Clarkson, Victor Cruz and his fiancée Elaina Watley and Ne-Yo with his girlfriend Crystal Renay inside…
Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman looks to have moved on from her ex-boyfriend rapper A$AP Rocky. We’ve been hearing rumors that Chanel has a new man in her life. And they appear to have some truth to them.
The 24-year-old supermodel chick was spotted with 23-year-old L.A. Lakers player Jordan Clarkson in Melrose last night. The twosome had just finished dining together at Craig’s restaurant.
Word on the curb is that these two have been hooking up since about May 2015. They were initially spotted together at a Powerhouse concert in L.A. a few months ago. Then, for Jordan’s birthday in June, Chanel posted up a lovey dovey pic of her hugging him around his neck with the caption “Happy Birthday”:
And just last week, the twosome was getting all hot and heavy on the beach:
Both Chanel and Jordan have several pics of each other on their Instagrams, so we guess it's safe to assume they are an item. Neither of them have confirmed it (yet), but pictures are worth a 1,000 words...or so we hear.
Elsewhere in Cali...
New York Giants ballers and his fiancée Elaina Watley were in the mood for some delicious Italian eats, so they hit up The Nice Guy restaurant in West Hollywood last night.
We wonder if they've discussed their upcoming nuptials? The 28-year-old NFL star popped the question to his longtime girlfriend last year. Months ago, Victor revealed the two plan to wed in July 2016. But don’t expect a typical sit-down snooze fest of a wedding. They plan on partying….HARD with about 200-500 of their closest family and friends. Nice!
Over on the east coast....
R&B crooner Ne-Yo had some fun rolling through the Concrete Jungle on a high-tech skateboard/segway contraption called an IO Hawk yesterday.
It was quite the balancing act as he tried to snap a selfie while in motion. Be careful Ne-Yo!
The “She Knows” singer linked up his girlfriend Crystal Renay as they made their way to dinner leaving their NYC hotel. Crystal seemed happy, flashing a smile at the photogs.
And Ne-Yo is all about being a gentleman, opening the car door for his lady to get inside.
Also last night, Ne-Yo rocked the stage as the opening performer for the new season of MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew." FYI--Singer Teyana Taylor and rapper T-Pain are serving as judges alongside Ariana Grande's brother Frankie Grande.