Black Women on Forbes’ “America’s Richest Self-Made Women Under 40”

Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift, Vera Wang, Ellen DeGeneres––what do they all have in common? They made Forbes’ “America’s Richest Self-Made Women Under 40” list. However, they weren’t the only ones who appeared on the list––76 other women were named as well. Out of the 80 women who made it on Forbes’ “America’s Richest Self-Made Women Under 40,” six of them were black women. Here are the details on who they are, what they were ranked, how much money they make, and where their money is coming from:

 

Oprah Winfrey––entrepreneur, TV personality, and philanthropist––ranked number 10 on the list. At the age of 65, her net worth is $2.6 billion. According to Forbes, Winfrey transitioned her 25-year-old talk show into a media and business empire and “the profits from her show add up to an estimated $2 billion.” Forbes stated that Winfrey also launched her own cable channel OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) and signed a deal with Apple’s streaming service, which contributes to her worth. 

Sheila Johnson––co-founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television) and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts––ranked number 31 on the list. At the age of 70, her net worth is $820 million. According to Forbes, BET was sold to Viacom for $2.9 billion in 2001 and after divorcing her husband and co-founder of BET, she sold off her shares and has since invested in hotels in Florida and Virginia, planes, real estate and horses.”Innisbrook, which is a Salamander resort, hosts the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship annually. 

 

Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty––musician, businesswoman, and actress––ranked number 37 on the list. At the age of 31, her net worth is $600 million. A combination of her music, co-owning makeup brand Fenty Beauty, owning lingerie line Savage X Fenty, and starting her own fashion house is what contributed to her net worth. According to Forbes, Fenty Beauty “generated an estimated $507 million in revenue last year.” Forbes also ranked Rihanna as “The World’s Richest Female Musician” and stated she will be “the first black woman in charge of a major luxury fashion house.”

 

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter––musician and actress––ranked number 51 on the list. At the age of 37, her net worth is $400 million. According to Forbes, Beyoncé’s On the Run II tour “grossed roughly $5 million per night, pulling in a total of more than $250 million.” She recently released “Homecoming,” a Netflix special about her performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, voiced as Nala in the 2019 version of “The Lion King,” and is partnering with Adidas, which all contributes to her worth as well.  

Janice Bryant Howroyd––founder and CEO of ActOne Group (a workforce management company)––ranked number 53 on the list. At the age of 66, her net worth is $390 million. According to ActOne Group, ActOne Group provides “employment, workforce management, and procurement solutions to a wide range of industries, Fortune 500 organizations, local and mid-market companies, and government agencies.” Forbes stated that ActOne Group’s estimated revenue in 2017 was $950 million. Forbes also stated that she owns “several dozen properties including commercial rental properties and residences” with her family.

 

Serena Williams––professional tennis player, entrepreneur, and founder of Serena Ventures (a firm that invests in start-up companies)––ranked number 80 on the list. At the age of 37, her net worth is $225 million. According to Serena Ventures, Serena Ventures has invested in more than 30 companies including Billie Inc., Brandless Inc., and Daily Harvest. According to Forbes, her “$89 million in career prize money is twice as much as any other female athlete.” Forbes also stated that her investments in start-ups through Serena Ventures “in a portfolio is worth at least $10 million,” she has her own clothing line, and “owns stakes in Miami Dolphins and UFC.”

Wondering who else made Forbes’ “America’s Richest Self-Made Women Under 40”? Check out the full list here: https://www.forbes.com/self-made-women/list/#tab:overall

Her Body, Her Choice: Reasons Why Women Seek Abortions

Disclaimer: This article is not completely unbiased. It is pro-choice.

Abortion bans and heartbeat bills passing in several states such as Alabama and Georgia is the latest hot topic of discussion. Abortion has been a hot-button issue in politics for years, but since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe v. Wade in 1973, people across the nation never thought a woman’s right to privacy and right to choose to have an abortion or not would be stripped away. Now many girls, women, and trans men are panicking, and they should be––these anti-abortion laws are not pro-life, they are anti-choice and anti-women. Along with the discussion of the bills and laws themselves, many have talked about rape and incest being the main reason––and to some, the only reason––women should be allowed to have an abortion. However, there are many more valid reasons women seek abortions and should have the right to have one. 

 

According to a research article published on July 5, 2013 by BMC Women’s Health, 40 percent of participants stated not being financially prepared as their reason for seeking abortion. Although not being financially prepared was listed as the major theme, subthemes such as women not being able to afford a child and having financial problems (38 percent), lack of employment and underemployment (4 percent), lack of insurance or inability to get government assistance (0.6 percent), and inability to provide for a child without government assistance (0.4 percent) were included. One 32-year-old woman, in school full-time stated, “I’m unemployed, no health insurance, and could not qualify for any government-assisted aid, and even if my fiancé decided to hurry up and get married, I still wouldn’t have been covered under his health insurance for that.”

There seems to be a misconception that teenage girls are the main group to get abortions, which also seems to fuel outrage in people who think abortions should be banned because “teenagers shouldn’t be having sex anyway.” However, according to the CDC in an Abortion Surveillance report, in 2015, adolescents less than 15 years old and between 15 and 19 years of age accounted for 0.3 percent and 9.8 percent of all reported abortions––this group had the lowest rate of abortions out of the three age groups observed in this study. The majority of abortions accounted for and the group with the highest rate of abortions in 2015 were women in their 20s. Women aged between 20 to 24 and 25 to 29 accounted for 31.1 percent and 27.6 percent of all reported abortions. The second group who had the most abortions were women in their 30s and past their 40s. According to this study, in 2015, women aged 30 to 34, 35 to 39, and equal to or past the age of 40 accounted for 17.7 percent, 10 percent, and 3.5 percent of all abortions. The majority of these women are old enough to make an informed decision on abortion.

 

Another reason women were seeking an abortion, according to the research article published by BMC Women’s Health, was because of partner related reasons (31 percent). The relationship being bad, poor and/or new (9 percent), the respondent wanting to be married first/not a single mom (8 percent), partner is not supportive (8 percent), partner is wrong guy (6 percent), partner does not want baby (3 percent), and partner is abusive (3 percent) are among the subthemes for this category. In this research article, 29 percent of women expressed their need to focus on other children as their reason behind seeking abortion––25 percent stated it was too soon after having had a child, they were busy enough with current children, and they have enough children right now, while 5 percent had concern for other children they were rearing. Among the 5 percent, a woman stated, “I already have 5 kids; their quality of life would go down if I had another.”

Only 4 percent of women in 2015 stated they do not want a baby or to place their baby up for adoption in the research article on “Understanding why women seek abortions in the US” published by BMC Women’s Health. These tend to not be seen as sufficient enough reasons to have an abortion to some people. According to Planned Parenthood, “In 1965, illegal abortions made up one-sixth of all pregnancy-related deaths — and that’s just according to official reports; doctors think the actual number was a lot higher.” Roe v. Wade allowed the access women needed to safe and legal abortions so if a woman does not want a baby, she has the right to choose and have a safe one. And though many suggest putting the baby up for adoption, according to Children’s Rights, there are around 443,000 children in foster care in the U.S. on any given day and that “in 2017, more than 690,000 children spent time in U.S. foster care.” According to an article written in 2017, the National Foster Youth Institute stated:

 After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.
 Only 1 out of every 2 foster kids who age out of the system will have some form of gainful employment by the age of 24.
 There is less than a 3% chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.

 

The research article published by BMC Women’s Health included many more reasons women were seeking abortion including that a baby would interfere with future opportunities such as educational or vocational plans,women not being emotionally or mentally prepared, health related reasons such as their own health or health of the fetus, influences from friends or family, and so on. Many women who participated in the study gave more than one of these reasons for why they were seeking abortions (which is why the subtheme percentages do not necessarily add up to the major theme it is under), and all of these reasons are valid.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2018, the population of the U.S. is estimated to be 327,167,434 with 50.8 percent of the population being female. Slightly more than half of the U.S. population’s rights are being threatened in the name of pro-life. No one knows the circumstances of every individual woman. Whether they need an abortion due to their life being threatened or they want an abortion because they are not ready for a baby, women deserve that choice. 

Additional information about the recent abortion bans, heartbeat bills, and laws passed:

 According to the Washington Post, “Lawmakers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah have passed new antiabortion bills, and similar measures are pending in other states.”
 According to CBS news, Alabama’s law is not scheduled to go into effect until November of this year, while Georgia’s law is not scheduled to take effect until January 2020. 
 There has been talk of the recent abortion bans and heartbeat bills being used to try to overturn Roe v. Wade. According to the Washington Post, Alabama state Rep. Terri Collins, who sponsored the bill, said, “This bill is about challenging Roe v. Wade and protecting the lives of the unborn because an unborn baby is a person who deserves love and protection.” 
 According to Time, “Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign a bill that would ban abortion in Missouri after eight weeks of pregnancy. Doctors who perform later abortions would face five to 15 years in prison, although people who receive abortions would not be prosecuted.”
 According to the New York Times, “Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio stopped short of outright bans, instead passing so-called heartbeat bills that effectively prohibit abortions after six to eight weeks of pregnancy, when doctors can usually start detecting a fetal heartbeat. Utah and Arkansas voted to limit the procedure to the middle of the second trimester.”

 

 

 

Black Women And Fashion Takeover

Who doesn’t want to support black businesses? More specifically, who wouldn’t want to support black female owned boutiques? Here are five black female owned boutiques that you need to check out ASAP! They’re all different from one another and one might be the right fit for you.

1. Charley’s Closet

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Owner: Charley Moné York

Location: Online

Prices: $7.99–$42.00 (in “Apparel”)

Type: Night/Day Out

This online boutique’s owner is Charley Moné York. York’s vision, according to the Charley’s Closet website, “is to create a brand that is affordable, comfy, and chic.” York also stated, “Whether you’re going on a business trip or to a nightclub, Charley’s Closet has all of your clothing needs.” York began her boutique in college and has recently graduated. York’s online boutique features dresses, matching sets, pants, and more. The sizes offered in her clothing are small, medium, and large. The style of clothing provided is best for those who want to find clothes to wear to any event during the day or night––cookouts, clubs, bars, beaches…you name it!

Interested? You can check out Charley’s Closet here: https://shopcharleyscloset.com/

2. Curve Conscious

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Owner: Adrienne Ray

Location: Philadelphia/Online

Prices: $12–$18 (in “Tops)

Type: Plus Size/Thrift

The owner of this plus size resale boutique is Adrienne Ray. According to the Curve Conscious website, Ray created this boutique “after being frustrated for years with local consignment, resale and thrift shops for their lack of plus-size clothing options.” Ray’s mission for Curve Conscious was “to provide an exclusive space where plus-size women can feel safe and comfortable, while they shop and sell gently used items in great condition.” Ray’s boutique offers shoes, accessories, and clothing such as outerwear, skirts, and tops. Sizes of the clothes range from 12 to 28. Curve Conscious also provides private shopping sessions. This boutique is perfect for plus size women who need a little more body positivity in their life and who want to go thrift shopping while knowing they will definitely find clothing in their size. Curve Conscious is both in-store and online.

Interested? You can check out Curve Conscious here: https://www.curveconsciousphilly.com/

3. A.Z.R.I.E.L.

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Owner: Azrie’l Johnson

Location: Online

Prices: $25–$28

Type: Mom/Breastfeeding Positivity

This online boutique’s owner is Azrie’l Johnson. Johnson’s mission, according to the A.Z.R.I.E.L. website, is to create “a brand to support, educate, beautify, and encourage ALL women on their breastfeeding journey.” Johnson also stated, “I am passionate (zealous) about God, breastfeeding, helping mothers to feel beautiful, worthy, and enough.” Though the boutique is new and currently only offers a short sleeve V-neck T-shirt with “I Am Enough” written across its front, the sizes included for this tee range from small to 2X. This online boutique is for the mothers who want to feel confident in breastfeeding and feel beautiful as a mother.

Interested? You can check out A.Z.R.I.E.L. here: https://azriel.shop/

4. Matte

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Owner: Briana Shaneé Wilson

Location: Online

Prices: $65–$85 (in “The Caution Basics”)

Type: Form-Fitting/Daring

Matte Brand owner, Briana Shaneé Wilson — according to Fader, Wilson “launched MATTE, a brand with must-have basics, inspired by her love for clothing with minimal design, femininity and comfort,” after moving to New York City in search of starting a modeling career. Fader also stated that her brand has even “been worn by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Karreuche and Draya.” Matte offers clothing in categories such as lace, fitness, and basics. Matte offers jumpsuits, bodysuits, matching sets, and more with sizes ranging from extra small to large. This online boutique is for those who enjoy form-fitting clothing and looks that will make you feel sexy.

Interested? You can check out Matte here: https://shopmatte.com/

5. Premme

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Owners: Gabi Gregg (Left) and Nicolette Mason (Right)

Location: Online

Prices: $25–$149 (in “Shop”)

Type: Plus Size/Fashion-Forward

This online boutique’s owners are Gabi Gregg, who is black, and Nicolette Mason. According to Premme’s website, “Premme was born out of a love of fashion and the recognition that the industry is still lacking when it comes to the wants and needs of plus size women.” The website also stated, “We believe babes of all sizes deserve bold, fashion-forward statement pieces without compromise.” Both Gregg and Mason have worked within the fashion industry as “fashion editors at InStyle and Marie Claire, design consultants and two of the first style bloggers…” Premme offers size guides on their website––one in centimeters, the other in inches. The sizes range from large to 6X, but in Premme sizes, a 0 is large and a 6 is a 6X. Premme also offers skirts, tops, jackets, and more. This online boutique is for plus size women who want to be trendy and express their personality through fashion.

Interested? You can check out Premme here: https://premme.us/

Different people have different needs and wants when it comes to fashion, including styles, sizes, budgets, and a meaningful mission from the brand they’re buying from. Hopefully, one of these black female owned boutiques meets all of your needs and wants. And while you’re at it, check out and support the black female owned boutiques near you!

10 Creative Summer Dates

The sun continues to shine later in the day and temperatures are starting to rise, which means summer is approaching. It’s the perfect time to wear shorts and sandals, go to the beach, and go on dates with your summer love. Here are 10 dates you should try this summer:

1. Go to a festival.

Festivals are a great place to eat, walk around, and listen to good music. If that sounds like something you and your partner are interested in, start by Googling the different festivals that are going to happen in your city or state. In Troy, Ohio, there’s a Strawberry Festival. In Chicago, Illinois, there’s a Taste of Chicago festival. Keep searching the internet until you find the festival for you.

2. Go to IKEA.

This date idea is perfect for the couple who plans to move in together soon. Grab a notepad and pen (or use your phone), some snacks and water, and pick your future apartment setup. With this date idea, you’ll learn more about each other’s personal interior decoration preferences and will be able to jot down the things you can agree on, while compromising on what you can’t. It’ll also be fun to figure out how to get out of that furniture and decor maze together.

3. Go to a drive-in movie.

This date idea is for those who love to go to the movies, but would rather have more privacy with their partner. Grab snacks, drinks, and a blanket before heading in. Try to arrive early so you have more options of where you’d like to park and watch the movie. Then, silence your phones and put them in the backseat. If you’re going to see a comedy, you can crack jokes and laugh as loud as you want without bothering anyone. If you’re going to see a horror movie, you can share the blanket with each other and take turns covering your eyes when things get too scary. No matter the movie, the privacy and intimacy you will experience from this date will be worth it.

4. Go on a photography hunt.

There are plenty of places to see and many memories to capture. This date idea is for the adventurous and sentimental couple. Do a little research about cities or monuments that you’ve always wanted to visit. You can stay in your state or take a mini road trip across the country this summer. Grab your poloraid, DSLR, or phone to capture the moment when you arrive to your destination. Don’t be shy about asking others to take photos of you together, either!

5. Build a fort.

For the couple who are kids at heart, this idea is for you. Grab sofa cushions, chairs, and blankets to create a fort in your home or apartment. When you complete the fort and get inside, tell each other stories about yourselves that the other person didn’t know before, play card games, and binge watch Netflix or Hulu. This fort is a small world that you created together, so you can say and do whatever you want without the outside world looking in.

6. People watch.

Anything can be a date including people watching. If you’d like to drive around town to do it, grab fast food, take turns with the AUX, and see if you can find someone doing something interesting. Or if you’d like to walk around, go to a park or an outlet mall. Take turns making up stories about why someone is in a certain store, what relationships relationships they have with the people around them. Get creative with it.

7. Have a video game night.

A couple who plays games together, stays together. Pick a day when you’re both free and get a few two player video games. If you’re playing a game where you’re on the same team, cheer each other on and get close. High-five when you win, hug when you lose, and do whatever else you want to do. If you’re playing a game where you’re competing against one another, make a bet out of it. Whoever loses buys dinner, washes the dishes, or has to take the winner on another date.

8. Watch a movie in a pool.

During the summer, some pools provide a movie night where they set up a large projector and play a movie while people swim or lay on a pool air mattress. They usually play something water-related like Jaws or Moana. Check to see if your local pools are planning an event like this or if you have your own pool, you can try to do something similar at home.

9. Go on a picnic.

Don’t go to a park you’ve been to a hundred times. Take your date somewhere that has a view. Picnic by a beach, lake, or on top of a hill that looks over a city. To make it even more romantic, try going early enough to watch the sunrise or late enough to watch the sunset. If you wanted this picnic to be a surprise, plan weeks in advance. Slowly ask your date questions about or try to pick up on their favorite foods, deserts, fruits, vegetables, and drinks.

10. Plan a staycation.

Stay at home or book a room at a hotel nearby for a couple days. Light candles, take bubble baths, do face masks, journal, read, get oil or lotion and give each other massages. Make it a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for the both of you.

Summer is a great time to enjoy the sun and be with someone who gives you butterflies. Whether you want to take someone on a date for the first time or have been dating your significant other for years, these date ideas can work for you. If you haven’t tried any of these date ideas before, try them out this summer.

Love Languages: How They Can Help Any Relationship

Many people know that communication is key in any relationship, but there are plenty of people who don’t communicate well with their loved ones. There are also various kinds of relationships that could be improved overall. Taking a quiz with the people you love on what your love languages are could help those problems.

There are five love languages:

  1. Words of Affirmation: Phrases involving compliments and words of encouragement are what the people in this category enjoy most from the people they love.

  2. Acts of Service: Whether you do something small like make your loved one tea or something big like driving three hours to pick them up when their car broke down, the people in this category appreciate when their loved ones do something for them.

  3. Receiving Gifts: Just like Acts of Service, whether the gift is small or big, the people in this category appreciate any gift and will see it as a way of showing them love.

  4. Quality Time: The people who fall under this category just want to know they can have your undivided attention every once in a while. You can sit in silence together and the person under this category wouldn’t even mind because you’ve taken the time to be with them.

  5. Physical Touch: The people in this category feel loved through simple actions such as hugging, holding hands and even just resting your head on their shoulder. Even if someone you know falls under this category, know the appropriate kind of physical touch they’d like or want from you. Don’t assume they like any kind of physical touch.

Now that you’ve gotten a quick rundown of each love language, you’re probably wondering, “How can this help me?”

Well, knowing what you can do for your loved one to make sure they know they’re loved would help in many ways. It would build your relationship with that person by showing them you know how they like to be treated as well as helping you feel more comfortable with communicating other things you may or may not like. Seeing the effort you’ve put in to show them the right kind of love based on their love language will make them want to do the same for you. It can help create a healthy “give and take” kind of relationship, if that’s not something you already have.

If your mom falls under the “Words of Affirmation” category, tell her every compliment that pops up in your head. Sometimes people have kind things to say, but decide not to say them. For this person, just say every positive thought you have of them when you have that thought––”I appreciate how you came to all of my basketball games in high school”, “I like your new perfume smell”, “You make the best french toast in the world”, etc. If you think it, just say it.

If your boyfriend falls under the “Acts of Service” category, do as many favors (that are reasonable) as you can. Literally anything will count. If they ask, “Hey, can you plug my phone in?” and you do it, that’s an act of service. If they’re stuck in a meeting and haven’t eaten all day, and you show up to drop off food for them, that’s an act of service. Anything that will take a little weight off of the person’s shoulders is appreciated.

If your best friend falls under the “Receiving Gifts” category, make everything seem like a gift. The people in this category tend to like surprises, and surprises can seem like a gift. Your best friend has been needing a good black pen for the past week. You happened to be at Walmart and saw a black pen you think they’d like. You give it to them, and that counts as a gift to them. If you know they love Arizona teas, you can get them one randomly, and that counts as a gift. This category sounds like they’d be hard to please, but the “gift” doesn’t have to be extravagant.

If your brother falls under the “Quality Time” category, spend any time you can with them. If you’re a busy person, try to schedule a day to play games or go bowling or whatever you know your brother likes to do. If you’re not a busy person, hangout with them any chance you get. If you see your brother watching TV in the living room, sit down and watch with him. If you noticed he’s been eating pizza rolls all week, ask if he’d like to go to the grocery store with you and make a real meal when you get back. For this person, you just have to show them that you’re willing to make time for them.

If you made a new friend and they tell you their love language is “Physical Touch”, ask them what kind of physical touch they like. Knowing this is crucial, because although they might like it generally, there are some places that might be a no-go zone for them. Some people don’t like being grabbed by the arm or getting touched by another person’s feet––you have to find out the specifics. If your new friend happens to be crying, you could probably comfort them best with a hug rather than words, gifts or getting them to watch something on Netflix because you know their love language is “Physical Touch”. The person under this category likes physical touch, but know where the lines are and when the best time to do it is.

See all of the ways you can implement love languages in your life? Taking this simple quiz helps you and those who take it with you understand what each of you needs to feel loved, and can help lead to conversations of what you don’t like as well. This could help create a stronger connection between you, your family, friends and significant others in an easy, comfortable way.

Give it a try. Take the quiz to find out what your primary love language is: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/

Virgil Abloh Previews Off-White’s Fall/Winter 2019 Collection At Paris Fashion Week

Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White––the Italian streetwear and luxury fashion label that was ranked as the world’s hottest brand in late 2018 by the Lyst Index––revealed Off-White’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.

In Paris, Off-White mainly showcased their Men’s FW19 collection, which was titled “Public Television”. According to Vogue, Abloh said “he was making the point that, at least for those of us who grew up watching TV, the barrage of ads and images were actually forming our environment and shaping our view of the world.”

In the Off-White Men’s FW19 Runway Show, green screens were used to display various images and videos as the models walked along dirt covered pathways and a floor covered by––you guessed it––green screens. The aesthetic of the men’s collection was news reporter meets ‘90s street style. The collection featured enlarged blazers, button-up shirts, blue to orange ombréd drawstrings, cowboy boots, sneakers and baggy denim jeans reminiscent of the ‘90s.

Another item featured in the show was the puffer coat.

Offset–-one of the three rappers in Migos––sported a large, long lilac puffer coat with blue to orange ombréd drawstrings hanging from his pants. His look also included layered chains, sunglasses and Off-White sneakers.

Another rapper who modeled for the show was Playboi Carti. Playboi Carti walked in a black sweatshirt with “OFF” in lime green text on the front. White illustration was also on the front and back of the sweatshirt. He wore lime green baggy pants and held a lime green bag with a strap displaying the Off-White logo in all caps in his left hand. Carti’s outfit––as well as the other models who wore lime green outfits––often blended into the green screen used for the show.

Although the show mainly featured the men’s collection, Abloh made sure to include pieces from the Women’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection. The women’s collection has a business meets high school sports aesthetic with fringe and floral patterns tossed in every now and then. This isn’t too much of a surprise since the collection was titled “Do You Cheer”.

The few pieces featured in the show from the women’s collection included the floral catsuits, long button-up shirt dresses and fringe boots.

Some of the male and female models sported football helmets as they walked, tying in the sports aesthetic of the women’s collection with the news reporter look of the men’s collection. There were many black and grey outfits displayed in the show, but outfits with pops of color including bright orange, yellow and green were also seen.

In the end, Abloh jogged out from behind the scenes to take center stage wearing a black hoodie with a lime green shirt underneath, matching the models who ended the show in their lime green outfits.

The Off-White Men’s FW19 Runway Show is now streaming on Off-White’s website.

Ariana Grande’s New Single “7 Rings” Just Dropped

『七つの指輪』 or “7 Rings” is Ariana Grande’s newest single that dropped at midnight on Friday, January 18. The music video features Ariana and her friends blinged-out, dressed in pink and pouring champagne with Japanese writing and props sprinkled in. She sings (and raps) to a tune reminiscent of the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein song, “My Favorite Things” from the musical, “The Sound of Music”.

“I see it/I like it/I want it/I got it”––Ariana sings about getting anything and everything she wants, not only for herself, but for “six of [her] bitches” too. She’s been posting pictures and videos on Instagram and Twitter of her and the six friends she bought rings with, which was what inspired the song.

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In December, Ariana Grande tweeted about where the idea for the song came from.

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The song has a different sound than Ariana Grande’s other tracks, and you can check out『七つの指輪』on iTunes, Spotify and Youtube.

JoJo Re-Releases Her First Two Albums

“I’ve been waiting all day for ya babe” – JoJo brings back her mid-2000s hits by re-recording her albums “JoJo” (2004) and “The High Road” (2006).

On December 20, JoJo’s 28th birthday, she teased at their release by posting photos of the 2018 versions’ album cover art on Instagram and Twitter. On some of the cover art posts, she added soundbites of her singing hits like “Leave (Get Out)” and “Too Little Too Late.”

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On Friday, December 21, JoJo re-released both albums.

JoJo also posted a montage of her re-recording her first two albums on Instagram, captioning, “…This is for my day 1s. This is for the amazing creatives who shaped these songs with me… And this is for me. For healing…”

Check out “JoJo” (2018) and “The High Road” (2018) on iTunes and Spotify.

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