Florence Welch on Gucci, Creativity and Her New Fragrance Campaign

“They were so beautiful and light … The portraits and film were shot pre-COVID in the abandoned theaters of La Scarzuola, a medieval surrealist architectural compound in the Umbrian countryside. The British singer-songwriter has cultivated a fairytale, folksy image that often pulls from Renaissance-era opulence. View this post on Instagram As a fragrance obsessive, I am honoured to be a part of the new Gucci Bloom campaign with these iconic women @susiecaveofficial @jodiesmith and High Priestess #AnjelicaHuston. The wardrobe for her High as Hope Tour, which concluded last year, was outfitted by the brand as well. “It is a weird way to arrive but it is the only car that will fit the dress!”Continuing her collaboration with Gucci (she recently starred in the brand’s jewelry ads), Welch was tapped to front the campaign for their newest fragrance, Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori. The film starts with Welch exploring the ancient ruins and ends with a close-up shot of her holding the perfume bottle as flowers fall over her from above.”She is such a witch, but she understands how to capture a sort of beauty that is not pretty, but somehow kind of also creepy,” Welch says of the director. It’s a style that’s perfectly in line with Gucci under creative director Alessandro Michele, whose eclectic magpie aesthetic has become synonymous with the Florence + the Machine frontwoman. “There is a sort of creepiness to everything that I love.” And unlike her solo music videos, she describes the collaborative experience as more fun because “it’s not just you.” “It was a lot more of getting to play with amazing people, dancing with Jodie and Angelica and getting flower petals thrown on me, it felt very fun and free.”You can view the full Gucci Bloom campaign, below.Photos courtesy of Gucci Beauty Thank you to @guccibeauty for this extraordinary experience, and @alessandro_michele for your ecstatic vision. you felt like a kind of ghost on stage,” she says.For her Met Gala look, Welch recalls the rather unconventional preparation and arrival she had to make. Related | Makers Become Models in Gucci’s EpilogueIn fact, some of her most memorable red carpet moments have come courtesy of the Italian designer, who has also become a go-to for her concerts and stage costumes — ideal clothes for performing barefoot, as she usually does. Few artists do ethereal bohemian glam as well as Florence Welch. With Alessandro’s work, if there is beauty there is always decay — he is always mixing things up and I feel like I have that maximalism, that free association, in my work as well so I think that is why we are very in sync.”She cites her blue 2019 Met Gala dress and the pink number she wore from the 2016 Grammys as some of her favorite Gucci moments. “It was fucking heavy and the way that you have to get to the Met Ball is so unglamorous because you just have to stand up in the back of a van and just hold on to the ceiling because you cannot sit down to get out,” she explains. Shot in the distant dream of 2019 by legendary director @floriasigismondi in the flowering ruins of La Scarzuola, a surrealist theatre built upon an ancient monastery in the Umbrian Countryside. “I feel like we inspire each other in terms of how he makes fashion in the way that I kind of make my songs which is with so much free association. Music by the transcendent Mazzy Star ✨🌺🏛🌺✨ #InBloom #GucciBeauty A post shared by Florence Welch (@florence) on Aug 1, 2020 at 7:17am PDT Welch is joined by a trio of leading women — Anjelica Huston, Jodie Turner-Smith and Susie Cave — in the dreamy ads, photographed and directed by Floria Sigismondi. If there’s ever a designer-muse pairing, this almost certainly fits the bill.”It is hard to describe, I just feel like our aesthetics are so intertwined,” she tells PAPER over the phone from her home in London.

The House Passed a Bill Banning Natural Hair Discrimination

The House just passed the CROWN Act to end hair discrimination. On Monday, The U.S. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) September 21, 2020 Today the House passed @RepRichmond @RepMarciaFudge, @RepPressley & my bill to prohibit natural hair discrimination. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) September 22, 2020 And while several states — including New York and California — already have similar legislation in place, the CROWN Act would make it a nationwide mandate.However, as Allure notes, the next step is for the bill to be passed by a majority of the Senate before being signed into law by the president, which means that it’s important to contact your Senators and urge them to vote “yes” on the CROWN Act.To do this, find your Senators’ emails, here, or call the U.S. House of Representatives passed the CROWN Act — a.k.a the “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair” Act — which would make racial discrimination based on hairstyle and texture illegal when it comes to employment, housing, and federally funded programs. “This passage is long overdue, but an important step forward to combat racial discrimination.”Meanwhile, CROWN Act co-sponsor Rep. #CROWNAct pic.twitter.com/8axju7iBVY— Rep. I’ve been rocking my crown for decades & everybody should feel empowered to rock theirs too. https://t.co/v4D76QZT6H— Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota said via Twitter. Related | Hair Stories: A Celebration of Black Women’s Versatility”For far too long, Black women have been penalized for simply existing as themselves—that ends today,” as Rep. Barbara Lee of California also praised its passage, writing, “No one should feel forced to change their natural hair.””I’ve been rocking my crown for decades,” she added, “[And] everybody should feel empowered to rock theirs too.”For far too long, Black women have been penalized for simply existing as themselves—that ends today. No one should feel forced to change their natural hair. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.Photo via Getty This passage is long overdue, but an important step forward to combat racial discrimination. A bill that would ban discrimination against people with natural hairstyles is on its way to becoming a reality.

PAPER People: @jakewarden

Like, we both grew up in conservative households where we weren’t able to be ourselves and now we’re both living our best lives! If you’re feeling intimidated by exactly how good Warden is at makeup, don’t worry, he still does tutorials! I don’t know why, but it’s literally my favorite word and I say it WAYYYY too many times a day.What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?One time, I was filming a series I do on my YouTube channel where I go out in public in full drag. Yes, they do sit at the table lol.Where do you want to be five years from now?In five years from now, I would still love to be doing social media and creating content.Which TV shows are helping you survive 2020 and why?Keeping Up With The Kardashians! He’s such a hottie. What was the last song you listened to?The last song I listened to was actually an unreleased Ariana Grande song called “Baby Loves” and it’s actually one of my favorite songs by her.Creative direction: Agusta Yr (at No Agency New York)Styling: Erika GolcherStyling assistant: Macauley DeverinEnvironments: Aspik Tears @papermagazine Introducing our class of 2020 PAPER People exclusively on TikTok💕 I can’t get over the final look @jakewarden !!!! And TikTokers have been leading the charge in creating viral entertainment that keeps us scrolling for hours and hours. Meet our 20 favorites across comedy, fashion, social justice and more, who are owning their spaces and racking in millions of likes. Also, can someone please send his Euphoria audition to Sam Levinson? I’ve definitely re-watched all 17 seasons during quarantine. One day we’ll be besties!What’s your go-to appetizer?My go-to appetizer is definitely a caesar salad! It definitely kept me entertained and I will never get bored of watching them.What’s your most overused word or phrase?Sickening. It is the best show ever made and no one can change my mind. So this year’s PAPER People shifts its focus exclusively to TikTok — the breakout app our President wanted to ban, that launched sleeper hits and massive pop careers, that ushered in an entirely new generation of influence. We need this. ♬ ig virgomovies – ⭐️✨🌻 Which pop star do you most relate to and why?The pop star I relate the most is Katy Perry; I grew up listening to her and I feel like we’ve both been through similar experiences. For most of 2020, our world has been reduced to the experiences we have on our phones. I love being a healthy queen.Describe the most recent photo or video on your phone.The last photo on my phone is a photo of my dogs sitting at my dining table staring at me. We could watch the 18-year-old Colorado resident’s seamless transitions from t-shirt and jeans to full glam on repeat forever. (And follow PAPER on TikTok).Related | PAPER People 2020: Meet 20 TikTokers We LoveJake Warden’s glow up since his early YouTube days as a beauty guru to TikTok drag icon should inspire and motivate us all. And as I was walking (in 7-inch heels) I tripped and fell on my face right after a guy told me how pretty I looked and everyone stared and laughed.What was your first reaction after going viral?When I first went viral, I knew in that moment my life was going to change forever and it did.Who’s your TikTok crush and why?My TikTok crush is my boyfriend @mickeynucci.

PAPER People: @arielleismynam3

A teenage trans girl just trying to advocate for some WAD, she’s known for executing flawless looks, making anyone over the age of 16 feel ancient and roasting foolish white people. So this year’s PAPER People shifts its focus exclusively to TikTok — the breakout app our President wanted to ban, that launched sleeper hits and massive pop careers, that ushered in an entirely new generation of influence. Meet our 20 favorites across comedy, fashion, social justice and more, who are owning their spaces and racking in millions of likes. For most of 2020, our world has been reduced to the experiences we have on our phones. Where do you want to be when the world ends? Y’all are a mess.Where do you want to be five years from now?Sounds cliché, but I literally wanna be super disgustingly rich and famous. @papermagazine Introducing 2020 PAPER Person: @arielleismynam3 💕 I am screaming….link in bio to see the exclusive pics we took of all your fav TikTokers👀 ♬ eyeland gyal eyeland gyal me a trinimican gyal – all men in cages 2020 What’s the worst zodiac sign?Pisces. She’s been a rising star all quarantine, and is just getting started. 😭What’s your most overused word or phrase?”The way” or “Not the…” When was the last time you cried?Three days ago when I finished Orange Is The New Black, and one of the former ICE detainees broke her ankle in the middle of the desert and they just left her there. What’s your next move if TikTok is banned?Gonna lie about my age and become a bikini Fashion Nova Instagram model. If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?I really wanna be invisible, that way I could steal from stores with nobody seeing me. (And follow PAPER on TikTok).Related | PAPER People 2020: Meet 20 TikTokers We LoveArielle Rodin AKA @arielleismynam3 (she changes her handle frequently, so you’d better just hit follow) is one of TikTok’s fiercest and funniest. In Dubai with sand dunes and a bunch of rich men. Creative direction: Agusta Yr (at No Agency New York)Styling: Erika GolcherStyling assistant: Macauley DeverinEnvironments: Aspik Tears Which TV shows are helping you survive 2020 and why?I just finished Orange Is The New Black and now I have nothing to do… Or teleportation, cause I’m always late to everything and I could still steal from stores.In one word, how would you sum up the internet?Messy.What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?I peed my pants in the middle of Manhattan while I was walking home alone in 6th grade, and I had to walk home with pee pants. And TikTokers have been leading the charge in creating viral entertainment that keeps us scrolling for hours and hours.

Fans Accuse James Charles of Not Sending Out Merch

Meanwhile, another user echoed this sentiment by telling potential customers to “not order from him,” before alleging that they “haven’t received [their] merch and haven’t gotten ANY response from customer service.”And while Charles has yet to directly address the criticism, he did apologize for keeping quiet via his Instagram Stories, explaining that he was having a “bad week.” “Hi babes, sorry for not posting much today,” he wrote. “Had a really bad night last night and have been in meetings all morning. View this post on Instagram THE CLASSROOM COLLECTION 📚✨ launching on sisters-apparel.com this thursday sept 24th at 12pm PST 💞 beautiful artwork done by @rosswalkerart A post shared by Sisters Apparel (@sistersapparel) on Sep 21, 2020 at 11:59am PDT Photo via Getty Hope everyone is having a better morning than I am.”See Charles’s latest post, below. Fans are currently accusing James Charles of not sending out merch they allegedly ordered in May.On Tuesday, PopBuzz reported that several customers said that the beauty guru had yet to make good on 4 month-old purchases from his Sisters Apparel line.Related | James Charles Accused of Ripping Off Merch Designs From Another YouTuberAccording to the publication, the claims began surfacing yesterday in the comments section of Charles’s latest Instagram post advertising a new “classroom collection,” launching September 24. “Can you ship your sisterland merch from 4+ months ago instead of releasing new collections every week!!! thanks,” as one frustrated person wrote.

Harris Reed’s World Smells Like Charred Roses and Patchouli

In contrast, the latter exudes a forest-fused floral smell, underscoring pleasant top notes of dark rose, geranium and patchouli with woodsy notes of amber, fir and birch tar. Both candles fall into the “Thriving In Our Outrage 2020 Collection” and feature artwork by Reed’s long-time collaborator Lukas Palumbo. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Harris Reed (@harris_reed) on Sep 23, 2020 at 8:00am PDT “Working alongside my wonderful mother Lynette is one of my most special moments to date, it’s been so thrilling to collaborate with her on this project and we’re extremely excited to share this with you all,” said Reed in a statement. “The butterflies featured within the design are very unique to me,” said Reed. “It is part of the Harris Reed world I am beginning to create, all within an open and accepting environment.”The collaborative candle capsule arrives with two scents: Patchouli Fever and Charred Rose. Over the past three years, the mother-child duo have created a multitude of scents in search of the perfect signature smell to define the Harris Reed oeuvre, and now, their hard work has finally paid off. Photos by Laura Allard-Fleischl at The Standard London Before launching her now-successful brand Illume Candles, Lynette spent years testing various waxed aromas in the family garage, a passion which has now passed on to Harris’ namesake label. “They are loud and opulent, embody beauty and fluidity, are delicate and rare, and really convey everything I truly stand for.”Head to Harris Reed’s website to shop the limited edition Patchouli Fever and Charred Rose candles. British-American designer Harris Reed is crafting a world of their own in fashion, one that champions the beauty of fluidity and fosters outside-the-box experimentation. The former offers a spicy, citrus aroma, melding flavorful top notes of lemon, orange, tangerine and neroli with bitter middle and base notes including black pepper, tobacco and coffee. And while the recent Central Saint Martins graduate continues to make a name for themself with decadent blouses and wildly extravagant hats, a new category launching today officially comes into focus: candles.The 23-year-old creative designed the candles alongside their mother Lynette Reed — a scent-making connoisseur with over 25 years of experience in the fragrance industry. The signature illustration shows a hybrid, gender-fluid being with arrows that lead to bilateral gynandromorph butterflies — a distinct species that has two equal-sized, majestically-formed halves.

SNATCHURAL How-To: Slay With Makeup Under Your Mask

(I love the Laura Mercier setting powders because they offer a line of radiant ones that have pearl pigments infused into the powder for a soft glow.) Next, I use a small bit of primer all over my face to lock everything in — make sure it’s not a silicone-based one. @xoxoethanofficial I always get asked how I keep my makeup on while wearing a mask…here you guys go! From foundation to setting powders and primers, check out this guide for all the beauty products needed to slay all day.Related | SNATCHURAL How-To: Flawless Hair at HomeThe order these products are applied matters the most:First, I start with a water-based moisturizer that locks hydration into my skin. Photo courtesy of Manny Inoa ##MakeupRoutine ##beauty ##makeup ♬ Put Your Records On – Ritt Momney Finally, the real star of the show is the new NARS Soft Matte foundation, which is perfectly formulated for wearing masks. Hi uglies, At this point in 2020, chances are you’ve tried to wear makeup underneath your mask — a hot mess, right?I’ve finally figured out the perfect combination of products to ensure that makeup lasts underneath my mask and remains flawless even when I take it off. The diffusing powders in this foundation absorb sebum, which prevents the color from oxidizing and allows it to remain transfer-resistant.Stay glam,XOXOETHANWatch XOXOETHAN get a face full of filler, below. Then, I go in with a setting powder that’s close to my skin-tone to smooth over pores and create a protective barrier against the makeup.

Shareholders Think Coty Overpaid for Kylie Cosmetics

Shareholders argue Coty overpaid for all those lip kits, and it’s now up to the courts to decide whether or not they could have avoided doing so.Read the full report here.Photo via Getty While Jenner’s legal team denied those assertions at the time, the article remains online, without correction.Related | Kylie Jenner: Get Rich or Die FollowingNow The Fashion Law details a proposed lawsuit against Coty Inc, the European beauty conglomerate that acquired a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics late last year for the enormous sum of $600 million. Login • Instagram
Coty’s stock has decreased in value since the Kylie Cosmetics acquisition and especially in light of the Forbes report, and it goes without saying that they’re not seeing the profit increase you’d expect from acquiring a company with the credentials Jenner once cited. An interesting new report from The Fashion Law indicates that there may be far-reaching consequences for Kylie Jenner allegedly falsifying records to inflate her net worth, and that of the eponymous beauty company she founded in 2015.You may recall how Jenner lost her billionaire title back in May, when Forbes — the very magazine that once crowned her as such — reported that she’d spun a “web of lies” to essentially fudge the numbers and inflate her profits by hundreds of millions. Coty no doubt hoped that Kylie Cosmetics would rejuvenate its brand for a Gen Z audience, and in doing so was probably relying on the very sales figures that Forbes now says were false.Related | Kylie Jenner’s Office Has a Champagne Vending Machine”Despite being no stranger to beauty brand acquisitions, Coty did not have adequate processes and procedures in place to assess and properly value the P&G Specialty Beauty Business and Kylie Cosmetics acquisitions, [and] as a result, Coty overpaid for [them],” claims shareholder Crystal Garrett-Evans, who is suing the company’s directors. Garrett-Evans claims that Coty was either “aware or severely reckless in not knowing that Coty did not have adequate processes and procedures in place to assess and properly value acquisitions.” Essentially, she says that they did not do their homework and verify Jenner’s billionaire claim.

PAPER People: @xowiejones

And TikTokers have been leading the charge in creating viral entertainment that keeps us scrolling for hours and hours. Gotta lock ’em down while you can.What does your (UberEats, Seamless, GrubHub etc) order history look like?So much Taco Bell.What was your last text?”u hungry?” That was to my roommate. Meet our 20 favorites across comedy, fashion, social justice and more, who are owning their spaces and racking in millions of likes. (And follow PAPER on TikTok).Related | PAPER People 2020: Meet 20 TikTokers We LoveWith makeup skills that could get her a job doing special effects on a slasher movie and a goth girl wardrobe to match, you can catch Xowie Jones lip syncing to gecs while rocking a vintage Korn t-shirt and creepers. What was the last song you listened to?”More Human Than Human” by White Zombie.Creative direction: Agusta Yr (at No Agency New York)Styling: Erika GolcherStyling assistant: Macauley DeverinEnvironments: Aspik Tears Her videos will convince you to try red eyeshadow, but it probably won’t look as good. For most of 2020, our world has been reduced to the experiences we have on our phones. Boneless buffalo wings :)Describe the most recent photo or video on your phone.A video of my pet rats cleaning themselves.Which TV shows are helping you survive 2020 and why?Lucifer! So this year’s PAPER People shifts its focus exclusively to TikTok — the breakout app our President wanted to ban, that launched sleeper hits and massive pop careers, that ushered in an entirely new generation of influence. The 21-year-old creator boasts an entire five million followers, all of them devoted to her cult of facial piercings and winged liner. @papermagazine Introducing our class of 2020 PAPER People exclusively on TikTok✨ say hi to @xowiejones 🥰 ♬ Luka luka version – tsushihara What’s your go-to appetizer? I watch it every night.What’s your most overused word or phrase?I use the B) emoji a lot.If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?Invisibility because sometimes I just wanna peace out.Where do you want to be when the world ends?Going down with it.Who’s your TikTok crush and why?@benkro_tv because he’s my boyfriend.

Everything You Need to Know About Byredo Makeup

Finally — we get to see the full ranged product line, pictured in all its futuristic glory. Login • Instagram
Up until now, details regarding the launch were kept pretty under wraps, leaving our imaginations running wild with only this art teaser created by Jesse Kanda and a promised release date to go off of. Following the striking design (and undoubtedly scent) of these pieces, the collection will also include the Colour Stick, a lightweight multi-stick product that can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks.”I am very happy for the possibilities of self-expression through the collection — of its possibilities overall,” Gorham explains of the collection, which has been two years in the making. Last month, the fragrance brand announced its latest collection: Byredo Makeup, a collaboration between founder Ben Gorham and iconic makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench. The initial drop will offer classic items: mascara, lip balm, eyeliner and lipstick. Cult scent favorite Byredo is coming for our wallets, yet again. We wanted much of the approach to the makeup — both wearing and making — to be instinctive.”

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Ffrench followed up by saying that they didn’t want the line to be “too conformist or precious,” but rather allow for more user creativity: “I do not want to tell people how to wear cosmetics, but to inspire them.” The shape and style of the pieces themselves are even inspired by ancient objects and relics that take on a modernist approach.The first drop of Byredo Makeup will be on October 1, following with a secondary drop in November which will include five Colour Eyeshadows, each palette including five powders in three finishes: matte, metallic and ultra-glitter.Photo via Getty/ Oliver Hadlee Pearch for H&M “It’s about how you combine it, however little or however much.

PAPER People: @LaetitiaKy

Can I have an AMEN up in here?” More seriously: I just have too many TikTok crushes to choose one.What was the last song you listened to?”Joro” from WizKid. And TikTokers have been leading the charge in creating viral entertainment that keeps us scrolling for hours and hours. Social media is amazing, but i don’t want to be dependent on it.What’s one thing you’d change about TikTok?Maybe fix the robot who deletes videos that violate the community guideline. Whether she’s commenting on anti-abortion laws by shaping her hair into fallopian tubes or giving in to TikTok fan pressure and creating Shrek-themed hair art (complete with Smashmouth backing track), this 24-year-old from the Ivory Coast quite literally wears the crown.Which pop star do you most relate to and why?Definitely Rihanna! She doesn’t try to censor her voice when she expresses herself just to please others. I relate to so many aspects of her personality. I would surely convince some leader of this world to suppress all the oppressive laws toward women. For my art, I want to be represented by some art gallery and I also hope in five years I will do things I can’t even imagine I could do now. Creative direction: Agusta Yr (at No Agency New York)

Styling: Erika Golcher

Styling assistant: Macauley Deverin Someone with that power would have the biggest influence ever. @papermagazine Introducing our class of 2020 PAPER People exclusively on TikTok✨ Say hello to @laetitiaky 🔥 ♬ kimset by xix – ir1miku Working with her own locs as a sculptural medium, artist Laetitia Ky is the face of a veritable Black hair movement. I am actually working on some project that will help me to move my presence from social media to a more physical place. I also hope I start my acting career — that is very important to my heart. I would end so many bad things happening right now.If you could give $1,000,000 to any charity, what would it be and why?I will give it to 28 Too Many. I also love the fact that she is true to herself. She says what she has to say and stands by that, just like I would. So this year’s PAPER People shifts its focus exclusively to TikTok — the breakout app our President wanted to ban, that launched sleeper hits and massive pop careers, that ushered in an entirely new generation of influence. I think I am one of her biggest fans. “If you don’t love yourself how the hell are you gonna love somebody else? I am obsessed with cashew nuts.Where do you want to be five years from now?In five years I hope I would be described as a supermodel. I love when life throws surprising things at me and I am ready to jump on every interesting opportunity that will come, even if it is not in my industry.If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?Power of persuasion! More than 10 videos of me just doing my hair were deleted for no reason and it can be hard sometimes to see your long work being deleted like that.What’s the worst zodiac sign?Libra 😂😂😂😂Where do you want to be when the world ends?The place doesn’t matter as long as I am with my mom and little sister.Who’s your TikTok crush?Myself! Meet our 20 favorites across comedy, fashion, social justice and more, who are owning their spaces and racking in millions of likes. For most of 2020, our world has been reduced to the experiences we have on our phones. It is an association who fights against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa! What’s your next move if TikTok is banned?Just continue to post on other social media. Also, she is extremely polyvalent: She sings, she acts, she dances, she is a business woman and she is engaged in a lot of humanitarian causes. I think FGM is an extremely inhuman practice that needs to be eradicated. She is the queen and I aspire to accomplish in life things on the same scale as what she accomplished.What’s your go-to appetizer?Cashew nuts. (And follow PAPER on TikTok). I relate to her firstly because of how she went from nothing to everything.

Influencer Ethanissupreme Dies at 17

He was more than his demons and you all are to. His amazing parents have been parents to me when mine haven’t been the best, so please respect their privacy at this time.” She ended her message saying, “Ethan fucking Peters I’m gunna make sure you legacy lives on you were meant for so much, the smartest teenager I knew. I can’t breathe.”

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“This is the worst pain I ever felt. I know what you’d want me to say to the Internet rn but I’m to heartbroken to say it. “My best friend in the entire world, my twin flame…..the only person there for me when I had no one,” she also tweeted. Please get help. “Ethan had an addiction and addiction should not be shamed. Call 1-800-662-4357,” she wrote on Twitter. He needed to live. I hope there’s an afterlife and you’re doing wild shit up there I really fucking do.”Photo via Getty Rip.”Related | Patrick Starrr Is Rewriting the Laws of BeautyShe also wrote a dedication on Instagram, “He was the only person I spoke to for months. I wish I knew how bad it was. I was all alone and struggling and Ethan inspired me again. He was here with me for my birthday 2 weeks ago and I’m so thankful I got to spend it with him. The beauty community is mourning the loss of influencer Ethan Is Supreme, born Ethan Peters. The 17-year-old made his mark online with his fierce looks, and his clothing brand Hellboy.The cause of death has not yet been made public, but his friend artist Ava Louise mentioned online that he has previously struggled with addiction. He was so much more than what you all saw online. I’m so fucking thankful he flew out to bum ass Rutgers university to see me. Iv lost friends but never a best friend. “I love you Ethan, I am at a loss for words. He was so bright and so smart. We had our last FaceTime call last night and I am so so so sorry I cut it short. I’m openly discussing his cause of death to save the next kid from a perc. Ethan saw me through my lows and celebrated my highs with me.

Watch Lil Nas X’s Skincare Routine

The brand, as she announced a few months back, is “for my fellas too,” made evident with a campaign starring A$AP Rocky along with Lil Nas X himself. Lil Nas X smiles and giggles, showing the camera how he applies each product, and commenting on their efficiency and scents in the process.Related | Lil Nas X on a Unicorn FloatieHe starts by washing his face with the brand’s Total Cleanser to deep clean, which he says smells “so fucking good.” He then uses Fat Water, a pore-refining toner serum said to even out imperfections and dark spots.”And last but definitely not least, we’re going to put this on,” Lil Nas X says, reaching for Hydra Visor, an invisible moisturizer with sunscreen. Login • Instagram
Photo via YouTube “There we go! Amazing, right?” The rapper looks into the camera as the video ends, wearing his signature dangly earring and ever-glowing skin.Fenty Skin strives to create a “new culture of skincare,” featuring products Rihanna wished were more accessible to her and women of color in the past. The rapper shared his skincare routine consisting entirely of Rihanna’s products today, and it’s perfect. After breaking musical records, defying genres, topping the Billboard charts and becoming everyone’s favorite Twitter personality, Lil Nas X still finds time to take care of his skin — all with the help of Rihanna’s new Fenty Skin line, of course.

Kimora Lee Simmons Launches Baby Phat Beauty With Her Daughters

We’re a community, and we’re stronger together,” she said, adding that the Baby Phat Beauty launch is also indicative of the collective power that women of color have.”It is a crazy, crazy time, but some good things are coming out of this,” Kimora concluded. “There’s much more opportunity right now for women of color and people of color and I think that’s the importance behind my messaging and my brand and why I’m always there saying the same thing, and I’ll never stop that.”Photos courtesy of Baby Phat Beauty And if it’s not these two girls in my house right now, it’s one of their friends. I’m over here grooming future presidents. Ever since the relaunch, Kimora Lee Simmons has made sure that Baby Phat remained a family affair. This falls on our shoulders, and no one does it better than women. And now, on the heels of a successful first year, the fashion mogul and former supermodel has started a new beauty brand with the help of daughters Ming and Aoki Lee.On Tuesday, Simmons sat down with People to talk about the launch of Baby Phat Beauty as a “family business” that aims to add “a little bit of luxury, a little bit of sassiness, a little bit of glitter and glitz to your day.” She told the publication that “it’s an old meets new legacy kind of a situation for me,” before unveiling Baby Phat Beauty’s first product: The $45 Shimmer Dreams kit, which includes a high-shine lip gloss, hand lotion, and shimmery body spray that comes in three unique fragrances that individually represent Kimora, Ming and Aoki.According to her, the “Opulence” collection is a peachy fragrance with notes of orchid and caramel that represents Ming’s “love of fashion, beauty, and self-expression,” while Aoki’s “Ethereal” is an “uplifting,” “independent” scent reflective of her “free-spirited attitude” and “pursuit of knowledge.” And as for her own bundle, the “Divine” kit is apparently “more warm, sweet, and a little bit floral,” and is meant for the woman who is a “badass” “boss.” Kimora went on to say that Baby Phat Beauty also comes with a pertinent and timely message that celebrates “smart” and “dynamic” women who want to look and smell amazing.”We are the ones now.

Adele’s Bantu Knots Spark Cultural Appropriation Debate

what the hell are you tryna protect karen? It’s like your white friend you grew up with that you need to pattern once in a blue moon, not the same as Pandora from Hertfordshire gentrifying Notting Hill— Jason Okundaye (@jasebyjason) August 30, 2020 Adele has yet to respond to the discourse.Photo via Getty This humbug totally misses the spirit of Notting Hill Carnival and the tradition of “ dress up” or “ masquerade” Adele was born and raised in Tottenham she gets it more than most. “If you spent the whole summer posting #blacklivesmatter and don’t see the problem here, you were lying the whole time.”pic.twitter.com/jlW5N7r66U— The Vixen (@TheVixensworld) August 31, 2020 certain “Black hairstyles” are PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES, not a trend/aesthetic to make you look more ethnic. pic.twitter.com/N9CqPqh7GX— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) August 30, 2020 That said, a vocal contingent of Twitter defended the star’s look by arguing that it was an appreciative gesture done in “the spirit of Notting Hill Carnival and the tradition of ‘dress up’ or ‘masquerade,'” per British Parliament member David Lammy.Poppycock! This seems a strange thing for Americans to now get offended about— NLIO (@OCSpurs1882) August 30, 2020 The thing is you can tell Adele actually grew up around Black people and is respectful that’s why no one’s too mad. Forget the Haters. However, her decision to a don a traditionally Black hairstyle has since incurred a fair amount of criticism from commenters arguing that the look was appropriative. Adele grew up in Tottenham, one of the largest Jamaican diasporas in the UK. By the same token, others argued that she was just being “respectful” of the carnival’s tradition as someone who grew up in Tottenham, which is home to “one of the largest Jamaican diasporas in the UK.” Wearing a Jamaican flag and bantu knots to celebrate Jamaican carnival ✅Wearing Jamaican flag and bantu knots to a costume party ❌— Ozzy Etomi (@ozzyetomi) August 31, 2020 The Notting Hill Carnival that takes place at this time of year is a celebration of West Indies heritage in London/UK. https://t.co/sabpPPRtID— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) August 31, 2020 “The point of appropriation is adopting something and using it for something other than in the way its unintended to the culture or offensive to the culture,” as another person wrote, explaining that it would’ve been problematic if she wore the Jamaican flag and Bantu knots to a costume party instead of a carnival celebrating Caribbean culture. This officially marks all of the top white women in pop as problematic. View this post on Instagram Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London :gb::flag-jm: A post shared by Adele (@adele) on Aug 30, 2020 at 3:17pm PDT After all, as many pointed out, Bantu knots originated as a protective hairstyle from the Zulu people of South Africa and, therefore, shouldn’t be treated as “a trend/aesthetic to make you look more ethnic.””Twice this weekend I have seen people do backflips to defend white women in Bantu Knots,” Drag Race alum The Vixen wrote alongside a screenshot about the hairstyle’s history. Thank you Adele. pic.twitter.com/9SkIJpyQkG— SCOTTIE 💸 (@eyeofscottie) August 30, 2020 Meanwhile, others criticized Adele for being yet another white woman trying “to participate in Blackness but without the burden that comes with Blackness,” with commenters like journalist Ernest Owens writing that “this officially marks all of the top white women in pop as problematic.”You want to participate in blackness but without the burden that comes with blackness, if you don’t get lost— ThatPortharcourtBoy Aka Obiageliaku (@ThatPHCBoy) August 31, 2020 If 2020 couldn’t get anymore bizarre, Adele is giving us Bantu knots and cultural appropriation that nobody asked for. Adele’s Bantu knots have sparked a fierce online debate about cultural appropriation.On Sunday, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter shared a photo of herself dressed up to celebrate what would’ve been Notting Hill Carnival, an annual London festival honoring Caribbean culture. Hate to see it.