Willow’s Wicked New Neon Hair

True story: I went to grad school in Brighton, England, the place where raves never died. Everywhere you go in Brighton, there are middle-aged people wearing neon yarn hair, a holdover from their days in the rave caves of the ‘90s. Often, these rave casualties would tote around their children, and many times I felt pangs of second-hand embarrassment for the tweens whose moms and dads sported fake neon dreadlocks down to their knees. It gave me the douchechills. Willow Smith’s new neon braids remind me of those Brighton folks, but unlike them, her new hairdo is age- and life-appropriate. Whip it, girl.

via Willow’s Wicked New Neon Hair | The Frisky.

Michelle Obama’s Stunning Brazilian Fashion

When President Obama visited South America recently, he took along his family. Mrs. O of course looked amazing wherever she went.

Here are four of her spectacular looks.

Arriving in Brazil

Michelle Obama looks like she’s ready for a picnic in this Tracy Reese strapless dress with borders. Want one for your own? You can buy it for $350 from Tracy Reese online.

In Brasilia, Brazil

On Saturday, Michelle wore a Naeem Khan Spring 2011 natural linen embroidered sheath for her family’s arrival at the Palacio do Alvorada in Brasilia, Brazil.

Official Arrival Ceremony

The Obamas joined President Dilma Vana Rousseff for the official arrival ceremony. Michelle wore a Rachel Roy Wall Print jacket and one shoulder dress. Later on at a cultural performance at the Oca da Tribo restaurant, she slipped off the jacket.

Good-bye Brazil

Leaving Brazil, Michelle Obama wore the sunny Simone stripe dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs. Want one for your own? You can pick it up for $628 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

via Michelle Obama’s Stunning Brazilian Fashion | BettyConfidential.com.

Fashion Faceoff – JENNIFER VS. JENNIFER

Two stars, one look. You decide who wears it better: Jennifer vs. Jennifer – and even more.

via Fashion Faceoff – JENNIFER VS. JENNIFER – Fashion Faceoff, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez : People.com.

Hollywood Icon Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

This morning, Hollywood lost a true legend — a screen goddess who embodied the golden age of film and glamour. This morning, the world also lost one of the loudest and passionate AIDS advocates to date.

Elizabeth Taylor, 79, passed away at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California from heart congestive failure, a condition she struggled with for many years. Her family, including her sons Michael and Christoper, and daughters Liza and Maria, were all by her side.

The screen gem had a 70-year long acting career, appearing in her first movie as a child in 1942′s There’s One Born Every Minute. From there, Taylor went on to star in 50 such memorable and classic films as Butterfield 8,  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Cleopatra, and earned 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress.

During her career, Taylor’s dramatic personal life made headlines as well. She was married 8 times, most notably to Richard Burton, whom she married and divorced twice. “Maybe we have loved each other too much,” Taylor said of their rollercoaster love affair. “I never believed such a thing was possible.”

She also had a considerable amount of health problems and struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. However, there was one cause so near and dear to her heart that it trumped any of her personal afflictions. When she lost her friend Rock Hudson to AIDS in 1985, Taylor made AIDS awareness her top priority. She started the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmfAR), and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Through these organizations, Taylor became one of the first people to inform and raise funds for a disease people knew little about.

For her heartfelt humanitarian efforts and her lasting impression on Hollywood, Elizabeth Taylor will be one of those iconic actresses that the world will never forget. As her son Michael said, “My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world.”

via Hollywood Icon Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79 | BettyConfidential.com.

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