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Hip Candy
Fun girl with a design degree, a master skill for finding bargains, a mild celebrity obsession, a genuine affinity for reality shows, an excessive enthusiasm for travel, and an extreme, fanatical, full blown, freak obsession with clothes!
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WATCH: Tamron Hall is NOT Having It.
2012-05-12 02:56:00
Watch Tamron Hall promptly dismiss an interview and send him on his way when he steps all the way outta line. She did that. 
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2012 MET Gala Red Carpet Pics [LINK]
2012-05-08 02:52:00
Solange wearing Rachel Roy at the 2012 MET Gala. Click HERE or HERE to see more pics from the 2012 MET Gala Red Carpet ...
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WATCH: The MET Gala Red Carpet LIVE!
2012-05-07 18:05:00
Click the pic above to watch fabulous arrivals to The Annual MET Gala May 7 at 6:30pm EST. See previous Hip Candy MET Gala coverage HERE.
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LINK: A Few Pics from the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
2012-05-06 06:01:00
Mary J. Blige at the 2012 Kentucky Derby (May 5th) in Louisville, Kentucky. Click the pic above to see more pics. Related Posts:  There's Lots to Do in Kentucky!
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You Can Call Him Dr. Shaquille O'Neal Now.
2012-05-06 05:28:00
No shade on Shaquille at all with this pic, I only posted it because it makes me laugh. A lot. Anyhoo, congrats to Shaquille on his Doctorate Degree... via Miami Herald: NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal received his doctoral degree in Education from Barry University Saturday morning along with another 1,100 students during multiple commencement ceremonies at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami. Like all things done by the four-time world champion, 15-time All-Star, movie star, rapper and entertainer, O’Neal, 40, accepted the degree in style. Wearing a custom-made, bright red XXXL-sized gown, the seven-foot-one, 325-pound former Miami Heat center got on one knee so Dr. David M. Kopp could place a light blue hood around his big neck. O’Neal then stood up and lifted his professor like Tarzan was rescuing Jane. "Swept off my feet," Kopp described the moment, celebrated with loud cheers from the crowd.
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Beastie Boys Adam Yauch aka MCA Has Died.
2012-05-04 19:50:00
via HuffPo: Adam Yauch, who performed under the stage name MCA, is dead after losing a long battle with cancer, according to reports from Global Grind and TMZ. The 47-year-old member of the Beastie Boys announced he would be receiving treatment for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland in July 2009, and that that as a result the group would cancel some future shows and push back the release of a new album. In 2011 it had been reported that Yauch had beaten the disease, but reports were sadly exaggerated. On the band's website he wrote: "Hello My Friends While I’m grateful for all the positive energy people are sending my way, reports of my being totally cancer free are exaggerated. I’m continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future." Most recently, it appeared Yauch's health had taken a turn for the worst when it was announced that he was unable to attend the Beastie Boys' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland...
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My DIY Solange Inspired Mini Skirt...
2012-05-04 03:35:00
I posted this pic of Solange Knowles a few days ago wearing a fab outfit (white blouse, printed jacket and black and gold mini skirt) I didn't realize that I had enough leftover fabric to copy this look until later (my leftover fabric was from my inspired by Camilla Ferro New Orleans Saints dress) Once I knew I had enough leftover fabric to fit around my hips it was a go. I drafted a pattern for the sequined portion and for a knit lining (the sequin is a bit see through). For the sequined portion, I measured the circumference of my hips, then added a little more room (for my comfort) plus a half inch seam allowance on all sides. This is how the pattern looked for the sequin portion of the mini skirt (above). I cut (2) for the front, one in black, one in gold and (2) for the back with a half inch seam allowance on all sides. I combined the black and gold panels, edge to edge, with the black on top and the gold on bottom. I measured 7.5 inches top to bottom and 20 inches s...
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Brandy & Monica Cover Ebony Mag's Music Issue.
2012-05-02 21:05:00
Brandy and Monica grace the cover of Ebony Magazine's June 2012 music issue and I am LOVING the bright yellow and the powder pink dresses! Yay! Check out a recent radio interview they did togther HERE and read about them talking about their kids HERE.
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Bobby Says He's Not the Reason Whitney Houston is Gone.
2012-05-02 18:43:00
Bobby Brown says he's not the one who introduced Whitney to drugs, but instead, it was the other way around. He says before they met, his only bad habits were alcohol and marijuana, watch below:  Ok, you know what? I believe him. From Whitney's sister-in-law Patricia, to Chaka Khan, there have been numerous people (who knew her) who have said that Whitney was already into some not good stuff long before she met Bobby. When you become successful on a stratospheric level like Whitney Houston did, who knows the kind of element that type of success draws in and what it exposes you to, good and bad. Still so sad nonetheless.
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Style Verdict: Motorcyle Jackets & Graphic Maxis.
2012-05-01 16:22:00
Ok, full disclosure, I'm posting this trend because I love it. The toughness of the motorcycle jackets paired with a black and white printed maxi is a nice and kind of unexpected visual. I'd certainly wear this trend. But I wanna know what you think about it. Do you like it? Hate it? Don't care? Would you wear it? I wanna know your style verdict.
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Hip Look of the Day: Solange and her Mini.
2012-05-01 15:43:00
Head to toe fab Solange
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My Powder Pink Dye Job...
2012-04-30 03:57:00
Hey ya'll! I'm back with another dye job (see my most recent one HERE) and I'm not done yet! I had these pants in a bag of clothes to giveaway before I got bit by the omgIhavetodyeeverythingIown bug. So I'll say it again, don't get rid of clothes that you can breathe life back into! These pink pants started out khaki and flared (see below). Flared pants tend to make me look dumpy because of the fact that I'm so freakin' tall (I'm 5'4, lol) ok, flared pants don't always make me look dumpy, just sometimes. So before I dyed my pants, I found this tutorial that showed me everything I needed to know on how to take my pants from flared to skinny and more fabulous than before...   In addition to dying my khakis, I threw in a white tee, that wasn't so white anymore and a pale pink sweater. I used Rit Dye in petal pink, it looks more like a powder pink, or baby shower pink in my opinion, but it falls right into the pastel trends that were all over the runways at New York...
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It's Time for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
2012-04-28 20:21:00
Click the pic for more info and links to tickets to this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival !
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How to Get Megan Draper's Mad Men Makeup Look...
2012-04-28 19:30:00
I love the look of winged eyeliner. When it's done right, it's near perfection on any face. A couple people who continue to get this beauty trend right are Nicole Richie and Adele. Fabulous. But enter stage left Megan Draper from AMC's Mad Men and this chick is kinda owning the look too. The video below gives one of the best tips on how to perfect winged eyeliner that I've ever heard, start with the wing! Wow! Groundbreaking (for me anyways, lol) I promise you I tried it, and it worked the FIRST TIME, no lie. So if you've struggled to capture the winged eyeliner look in the past (like me) watch and learn below:
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WATCH: Jill Scott's "Blessed"
2012-04-26 19:41:00
Jill, you looking good girl... love this song.
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WATCH: Brandy's Behind the Music...
2012-04-26 05:35:00
Did you miss it? Well watch and click the link below to watch clips from Brandy's Behind the Music .Click HERE to watch more video clips from Brandy's "Behind the Music" on VH1Brandy on Winning a Grammy Brandy Opens up about Never Being Married  Brandy opens up about 1997's Fatal Car Crash  Brandy on First Hearing About Whitney Houston's Death  Brandy Talks About Losing Whitney Houston on Her Birthday Brandy's Struggle with and Eating Disorder  Brandy's Secret Romance with Wanya Morris Ends in Heartbreak
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TLC's Lisa Left Eye Lopes Gone 10 Years, To Make a Digital Comeback with TL
2012-04-26 02:41:00
Ten years to the day after Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras, her former TLC groupmates have a huge announcement: They're reuniting for a US tour, and will be bringing the late R&B star back to life. Read more about it HERE. Watch TLC's Behind the Music below:
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BABY CONGRATS! Tamera Mowry-Housley is Expecting...
2012-04-25 18:12:00
Ten months after her twin Tia welcomed her first child, Tamera Mowry-Housley is now expecting a baby of her own, the actress confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. “Adam and I are excited about having a baby and the blessing that he or she will bring to our lives and to our family and friends,” Mowry-Housley, 33, tells PEOPLE. “We can’t wait to meet this little miracle!” Congratulations to them both! Read more about it HERE. Tamera and twin sister Tia with son Cree
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Beyonce Named 2012 People Magazine's "Most Beautiful"
2012-04-25 16:18:00
"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," says PEOPLE's 2012 World's Most Beautiful Woman. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth."  The "Crazy in Love" singer, 30, and her husband of four years, Jay-Z, 42, have gone gaga for Blue, born Jan. 7 in New York City. "She's just the cutest thing," gushes Beyoncé, who croons one-of-a-kind tunes to her daughter and professes to "love" changing diapers.  So who does her daughter most resemble? "She looks like Blue," says Beyoncé, who is back to her pre-pregnancy weight and gearing up for her first post-baby concerts, Memorial Day weekend at the Revel Atlantic City. "She's her own person." "The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy," she adds. "The word 'love' means something completely different now." For more of Beyoncé's exclusive interview – in which she shares her beauty secrets, reveals how she lost the baby ...
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Happy Birthday Luther Vandross! You Are Missed.
2012-04-20 17:41:00
Today is Luther's Birthday , hard to believe he's been gone almost 7 years... 
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Heidi Klum Covers Allure Magazine's May 2012 Issue.
2012-04-17 21:38:00
via HuffPo: Heidi Klum is posing totally naked in Allure's May 2012 issue. And, wonder of wonders, she looks amazing. 38-year-old Klum stripped down for photographer Norman Jean Roy, wearing nothing but a Hervé Van der Straeten bracelet on her right wrist (conveniently placed over her lady parts). Not that she's got anything to hide.  Needless to say, Heidi found ways to make her body work for her -- and she doesn't plan on changing it anytime soon. When asked the inevitable question about plastic surgery (Ed. note: when will lady mags stop asking female celebrities about this hackneyed topic?), she dished: "Everyone has a view of what's pretty and what's not pretty, and [surgery] just doesn't look pretty to me. Especially when I see it on really young girls. I don't want to name names, but it's like, Wow, I remember you five years ago, looking to me so beautiful, and now it's like... who is this person? And I know girls half my age who do it. What are they gon...
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Herve Leger AW09 [VIDEO]
2009-02-16 03:26:00
Herve Leger designer Max Azria and actress Lucy Liu pose backstage at the Herve Leger Fall 2009 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 15, 2009 in NYC.Some of the shoes in this show were impossible, so the slip and tumble probably couldn't have been avoided...
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Barbie on the Runway: Fashion Week 2009...
2009-02-15 16:58:00
A model walks the runway at the Barbie Runway Show Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent in Bryant Park on February 14, 2009 in New York City.50 of some of the most recognizable designers designed and re-designed clothing for the iconic doll "Barbie" in the 2009 Fashion Week show, including Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons. See video of the show below:
Jason Wu AW09 Presentation...
2009-02-14 16:16:00
Jason Wu helped to open Fashion Week with his presentation on Friday, and due to his recent connects with First Lady Michelle Obama, you know he packed the house. It was a bit of a struggle for me to find a cohesive theme in what he presented in his Fall collection, but his pieces were beautiful nonetheless. I'll go ahead and make a prediction that we'll probably see Michelle in the black printed number below (2nd from left) sometime in the future.
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BCBG Max Azria AW09 [VIDEO]
2009-02-14 15:16:00
The most stand out thing (to me) at BCBG's presentation were the bold liquid gold tights. Wow.
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Pics from the 2009 Red Heart Truth Fashion Show...
2009-02-13 20:21:00
Natasha Henstridge in VerrierDid you guys get to see the show on the live stream? It was like being at Fashion Week without really being there! My favorite red dresses from the 2009 Heart Truth show was Lynda Carter's Carolina Herrera, Nia Long's Tracy Reese, and the ribbon hem on Valerie Bertinelli's Christian Siriano gown was awesome. Nice.Click here to see my own hand sewn red dress collection.
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Watch the Heart Truth Fashion Show LIVE! [LINK]
2009-02-13 15:54:00
(above) The 2008 Red Dress CollectionLIVE from the runway!Click to watch the Red Dress Collection 2009 Fashion Show LIVE streaming broadcast at 10/9 Central right here!
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Rachel Roy AW09 Presentation...
2009-02-13 02:26:00
Rachel Roy kicks off New York Fashion Week each season with one of the very first shows, but her Fall/Winter presentation didn't really wow me like pieces from her Spring '09 offering did. Maybe it was a complete lack of color in her Autumn collection (just about everything was white, black or platinum silver), but I still think Rachel's a fab designer.
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Daisy Fuentes Talks Up the Heart Truth Fashion Show..
2009-02-12 20:39:00
The annual Heart Truth Fashion Show kicks off Fashion Week in New York on Friday February 13, 2009.Watch the Heart Truth Fashion Show LIVE tomorrow February 13, 2009 at 10 AM EST here!
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Spotted Out: Solange Performing in NYC...
2009-02-12 17:47:00
Solange Knowles performed in a cute red mini dress during the 6th Annual Woman's Day Red Dress Awards at the Allen Room in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 11, 2009 in New York City. Click here to see my own hand sewn red dress collection.
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