Things get Spicey at the White House.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned this morning after President Donald Trump named a new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, a wealthy New York financier. According to sources, Spicer was asked to stay on as press secretary, but Spicer told Trump that hiring Scaramucci was a mistake and that he was resigning.

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Spicer had a tumultuous sixth-month stay at the White House as the chief spokesman for an administration in constant controversy. We’ve had a surplus of inaccurate claims, tweets, memes, and SNL skits highlighting his journey. Here’s my favorite to send Spicey off with a bang!

 

Meet Queen Bey’s Twins.

In case you missed it, Beyoncé shared a long awaited photo of her newborn twins Sir and Rumi. She was wearing a similar veil and standing in front of a similar wreath she used to announce her pregnancy back in February. Given the symmetry between the images, people are saying the photographer Awol Erizku—who shot her pregnancy announcement photos, also shot Sir and Rumi’s Instagram debut as well. The photo went viral on Instagram and Twitter

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Congrats Bey and Jay! xo

Queen Celine.

If you know me, you know that I love Celine Dion. This past week she dominated the Billboard Music Awards, singing her famous love song, “My Heart Will Go On”. She brought the crowd to tears in celebration of the movie’s 20-year anniversary, literally looking like an angel.

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Full Performance Here.

In light of the horrific Manchester attacks, Celine took a moment at her Las Vegas residency show at Caesars Palace to pay tribute and support to the U.K. city. The message was clear, “Manchester, we are with you.” She asked those in attendance to join hands for a moment of silence for those who lost their lives, as well as those affected by the attack.

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It’s been over 25 years since Celine released the award-winning title track of Disney’s 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast. This week she celebrated that milestone by performing the song she sang for the film’s 2017 live-action remake in concert for the first time. Wearing a stunning gown reminiscent of the one Belle wears, she then sang the touching song— as footage of the film played behind her.

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It’s been quite the week for Celine Dion. She continues to be strong, talented, and beautiful; that’s why I love her!

for a romantic

Jo Malone Gift Set //Candle //Kate Spade Phone Case // Henri Bendel Bangle // Bobbi Brown Eye Set // Lush Bath Bombs // Essential Oil Diffuser // Kate Spade Watch // Tory Burch Ring

Mother’s Day is only a few days away! Usually moms are gifted with cliché presents they don’t really want. Since we live in a modern age don’t waste your time on new cookware, homemade coupon books, or a picture frame with “mom” on it. Be the favorite child and buy her something she’s actually excited about, other than flowers and a card. Whether she’s into cosmetics, jewelry, or needs a little relaxation, here’s a few ideas for you!

❤ xo

Putting out the Fyre…

The worst “luxury” festival of all time? The organizers of the Fyre Festival promised “two transformative weekends” on a “remote and private” island in the Bahamas that was “once owned by Pablo Escobar.” Ja Rule was one of the organizers. Kendall Jenner promoted it on Instagram. Festival-goers paid thousands of dollars for a taste of the lifestyle of models from their Instagram feeds.

However, none of that happened.

Guests arrived to find themselves staring at a chaotic festival site that looked more like a bad summer camp. Complete with shoddy beach accommodations and far from gourmet meals. Bands cancelled and pulled out last-minute. Eventually, the festival was cancelled, and attendees were sent home. But, predictably, that went about as well as you’d think. People got stranded at the airport, with little food or water. Because the event was cashless many people didn’t have funds to get to the airport. The festival has been slapped with two lawsuits and people are still creating memes about their “Hunger Games” experience, hoping they get a refund.

Expectation:

Reality:

Moral of the story, don’t believe everything you see online!

International Women’s Day!

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The world is joining the call for action on International Women’s Day! This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange, prompting a more inclusive world. Here’s what people are doing to get involved:

  1. They’re marching and protesting. All around the world people are rallying for the rights of women. Some are calling for an end to workplace violence and harassment, to promote pay equality, and to encourage diversity and inclusion of women.
  2. Everyone is wearing red. Organizers are urging men and women to wear red today in solidarity with women worldwide.
  3. People are reaching out. Some are calling senators and demanding support for women’s rights, others are looking for small forms of support and acknowledgment such as smiling at a fellow woman on the street.
  4. “Day Without a Woman”. This national strike movement aims to draw attention to inequities working women face compared to men, from wage disparity to harassment to job insecurity. Women are encouraged to avoid shopping for the day- unless they are spending money at businesses owned by minorities and women.

Every March, people around the world celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as they remember the fight for women’s rights. This year, the day comes during a controversial political environment, where protesters have turned out in force to voice disagreement with the new administration’s policies and President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, especially regarding women’s issues. Celebrities, politicians and  the general population are voicing their thoughts on social media to spread awareness of today. This International Women’s Day lets honor the brave and brilliant women whose lives and accomplishments have inspired the globe to reach higher, work harder, and dare to do the impossible!

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun[damental] Rights

This past weekend, approximately 3.2 million women and men marched to show their support for women’s rights. Marches happened all across the globe just a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The women’s march was much more peaceful than the protests during Friday’s inauguration. This video shows the massive crowds that gathered.

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The message of the participants this weekend was clear: this is just the beginning. Women’s groups plan to keep the momentum going post march. This weekend’s activities were an important cultural moment in history that showed people can be united and empowered. But there is still a long road ahead. Being a feminist today has become somewhat “trendy”, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Personally, I think it’s helping to spread the feelings and beliefs that many people share. Women should have the right to choose what’s appropriate for their bodies, have access to the health care systems,  be treated equal to men, and to show unity with individuals around the world who are also frustrated. I hope that this march creates a movement that lasts longer than a four-year presidential term.

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To end on a high note here is Madonna dropping a causal three f-bombs on live t.v. during the Women’s March in Washington D.C.

Cheers to all the nasty women who marched! xo

Slay Meryl, Slay!

If you watched the 74th Golden Globes last night you saw who was honored the best in film and television in 2016 and the hottest looks of the red carpet. But the real highlight of the night was when Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award for a lifetime of notable work in the industry. The legendary actress used her spotlight to make a not so subtle attack on US President-elect Donald Trump…

“There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.” (referring to this video)

Meryl was of course criticized by some for her choice to bring politics to the awards show, but the room full of celebs laughed and applauded her speech, as well as many praising her on social media. In my eyes, her speech made her even more iconic. Slay!

Kanye West and President-Elect Donald Trump?

No, this is not a bad dream, this is real. Kanye West met with president-elect Donald Trump in New York this morning.

Kanye sported a horrible new look of dyed blonde hair and was sure to get his picture taken with Trump post a brief meeting. Kanye was recently in the hospital and apparently has still lost his mind. He stated he still plans to run for president, but now in 2024 after Trump (lol). He also told a crowd at his recent concert that he didn’t vote in the last election, but if he did he would have voted for Trump… really? These “friends” have a lot in common, like reality TV experience and Twitter rants, but let’s hope for everyones sake Kanye is kept far away from politics and we can resume back to normal life soon.

Brb, crying in my cube.

Hillary Clinton Concession Speech

“To all the women and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion” – Hillary Clinton 

It’s been a long and eventful election journey. Among the varying political options, there are many Americans that are unsettled today after the final ballots were counted.

In my opinion, I was excited at the thought of a woman breaking one of the biggest glass ceilings in existence, and I’m sad it won’t be Hillary. She showed her class and poise till the end, and that should be commended. Team Hillz forever!