• Listen Up! CeeLo Green + Lauriana Mae = Only You

    At laaast, the wait is over! CeeLo Green just dropped a new track off his upcoming full-length, and it’s a sweet one!


    The stylin’ crooner debuted “Only You” on Rollingstone.com earlier this week, and for a little bonus vibe, it features Lauriana Mae’s lovely pipes in all their throwback glory.


    We’re totally keeping this on our playlist while we wait for upcoming full-lengths from both of these swoony soul singers!






  • Varvatos Spring 2013 Campaign: Rock Legends Past & Present

    John Varvatos launched his Spring 2013 campaign on Tuesday, and it’s another musician-meets-fashion mash-up to be reckoned with! Known for his collaborations with major music scenesters, this time rock’n’roll’s favorite designer paired Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page with next-generation axe-master Gary Clark Jr. in a series of stately black and white portraits dripping with serious cool and elegance.


    Photographer Danny Clinch shot the decked-out duo at the historical 1950‘s art deco venue Rivoli Ballroom in South London. And from the looks of it, Varvatos continues to prove he’s the authority on How to Dress a Rock Icons:

    Rock Royalty past and present

    Rock Royalty past and present


    Behind the scenes

    Behind the scenes


    Rivoli Ballroom, South London made for a stunning backdrop

    Rivoli Ballroom, South London made for a stunning backdrop

  • Style Thyself: Badichi’s Customized Belts Takes The Trend Up A Notch

    They’ve been coming down the catwalk this year… We’re talkin’ this season’s must-have accessory… We’re talkin’ belts!


    Ever notice how for such a key piece in your wardrobe, the perfect style and fit is near impossible to find? Badichi Belt Boutique in Soho solves that problem in, literally, under two minutes! Stars and stylistas alike are stopping in to match leather to buckle. And with over 100 strap options (colored, printed, patterned and textured!) and a 500-strong wall of buckles (categorized in trend-friendly language: Edgy, Hand-Crafted, Classic…), chances are you’ll be able to walk out with whatever you had in mind around your waist.


    Materials are on-hand to re-create your own take on Dior’s metallics, Oscar de la Renta’s ornate fasteners, or Derek Lam’s skinny essential. Have your eye on Victoria Beckham’s wraparound number? Just have your Badichi’s leather expert leave more length and viola — insta-style!


    Derek Lam shows us how to wear it / photo: LifeMinute

    Derek Lam shows us how to wear it / photo: LifeMinute


    Stop by and snag a strap, some hardware, get measured and belt it up — this is high-quality statement-making fashion in less time it takes to order your latte, gals. And with prices starting at $60, there’s no reason you can’t get all bespoke with your belt!


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    Step one, the leather… / photo: Badichi Belts


    Step two, the buckle… / photo: Badichi Belts

    Step three, fit & construction... / photo: Badichi Belts

    Step three, fit & construction… / photo: Badichi Belts

  • Get The Look: Golden Globes Glamour To Go!

    Award season is on, lovelies! It’s that time of year when we look to the red carpet for a one-stop lesson in all things trending, and the Golden Globes did not disappoint! We’ve got the lowdown on the go-to gowns and glorious glows our fave stars rocked. First up? The fashion.


    With endless cuts and styles, one color had a standout night: ravishing red. Jennifer Lawrence, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard (the list goes on…) all made major statements in the bold hue.


    New mom Claire Danes in a stunning red Versace

    New mom Claire Danes in a stunning red Versace


    Zooey Deschanel went strapless Oscar de la Renta

    Zooey Deschanel went strapless in Oscar de la Renta


    Another favored shade? White. And there was nothing basic about it. We’re talking sparkle and flash! Heidi Klum and Hayden Panettiere are two shining examples of how embellishments can jazz up winter whites in a major way.


    Heidi shimmered in a one-sleeved Alexandre Vauthier


    Hayden opted for a beaded Roberto Cavalli

    Hayden opted for a beaded Roberto Cavalli


    Next, the skinny on the skin! Old Hollywood glamour made a comeback — natural tones, understated make-up and flowing side-sweeps all nodded to an updated yesteryear, as did the exception to the minimalist rule — those pouts a’poppin’ in deep wine and coral red stains (think va-va-voom, not vampy.) And everyone went for the glow — we saw healthy shines all over, from cheekbones to wavy locks, right down to the stems!

    J-Lo got the wave 'n glow down...

    J-Lo got the side wave ‘n glow down


    Jessica Alba got lippy with it

    Jessica Alba worked some major lip


    Wanna get it going on, no statue required? Our friends at LifeMinute.tv sat down with Fashion and Beauty expert Stacey Cox for some DIY tips on how you too can glam it up Globes-style. We got a look at two ready-to-wear gowns we swear we saw right on the carpet, both available at David’s Bridal! And how about these for prep-time pro-tips: Wash with super-gentle Cetaphil® for a no residue, all radiant finish. And if you draw attention with a dark lip, make sure those pearly whites are gleaming — Crest 3D Whitestrips do the trick in just 2 hours! Find both at your local drugstore.

  • Nourish: A Skin-Deep Organic Diet We Can Get With

    Folks, wanna feed your skin? Over here at AOP, we are loving the new USDA-approved organic skincare line from Nourish! It’s all about the three C’s — chemical, cruelty and concern free. From washes and polishes to lotions and body butters, we’re slathering on a steady diet of antioxidants, smoothers and soothers in some serious scent combos like Fresh Fig, Lavender Mint and Almond Vanilla. We can’t stop dipping into the shea-packed body butters for instant cuticle-split-end-Winter-elbow fixes — it takes the all-natural multi-tasker crown, fo sho. Dig the eco-pretty packaging, too! Stock up on the full range at Ulta, starting at a wallet-friendly 10 bucks.