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Even brown grass turns green

  • While I have been battling a viral infection and 🤒 fever, I am taking the moment to blog my sickness away.
  • Last week I was conversing with a dear girl friend of mine who I recently, pleasantly and surprising found out, she met her boyfriend on Tinder. Now, I’m not a prude. I’ve been called bougie a few times, lol; however, I am happy for my girl.
  • She has found a great guy. They have had some bumps and shakes in their relationship, but he makes her happy. Prince Harry and future Princess 👸🏽 Meghan Markle
  • Everyone deserves a Prince 🤴🏼 charming
  • A few years back, I was concerned, due to her concerns and told her she should leave. I am happy she didn’t listen to me. This week I reminded her of our conversation and she said she remembered. I let her know how happy for her I was and I am truly glad she didn’t leave. I ended our conversation by saying, “Even brown grass turns green.” It’s a true statement.
  • I have to, at times, coach myself through my own good advice. That’s for another blog post down the line. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Love ❤️

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE

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Sick, blogging and Instagram love for Thursday, Feb 7, 2018

  • You understand the drill, wake up, go to work, feel sick, go to the doctor, come home. Next day, the same thing. Well today, I am home with an upper respiratory infection and fever. It’s really crazy how much of a difference going to an Urgent care clinic is from going to the emergency room. Plus, it’s cheaper to go to the urgent care clinic versus going to the ER. I am stuck for two days in bed.
  • Am I sad!!! No way, Mardi Gras 2018 is next week and school is out for the entire week, next week. I have began my Mardi Gras 2018 holiday two days early. The only down turn is my students were working on their Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats and of course, I miss them.
  • This morning my Instagram, postings are up. Of course you will see more but on that I am loving early this morning is from the fashion doll and wife of Media Mogul Steve Harvey, is Marjorie Harvey. Her social media is the bomb.com in a good way. Her fashion eye is first class.
  • Next, Lady Oprah is serving Love in her SuperSoulSessions and SuperSoulConversations events.
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You asked…… @ysl 👠 legs @marjorie_harvey 😉 pic credit: Majorie Harvey 

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  • Another person is having the time of her life. This is the actress Yara Shahidi. Here she is with Lady O, that is Oprah Winfrey and Oprah Super Soul Conversations event at the Apollo Theater:
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Yara meets Oprah. Pic via Yara

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pic via @robertbrace

Oprah is changing hearts, minds and dreams daily. Her #SuperSoulSessions and #SuperSoulConversation events are just a testament to her global staying power!!!

Check out Majorie’s page, Yara’s and and ours of course, @4373fashionlane 

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE ♥

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Updating the blog and other tidbits

Happy February 2018:

Wowzers!! The year is going by faster than expected. A lot has happened since my last post. During that time, I was busy posting on my Instagram page,  of the many fashion week likes I was feeling. I have changed the look of, 4373FASHIONLANE.COM. I enjoyed the last few days preparing for my experience riding on a Mardi Gras float with the, Mystic Krewe of Femme FataleScreen Shot 2018-02-05 at 4.54.16 PM

Here are some things I am working on this week and the next few days:

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  • 4373beautylane, is a new instagram page, in which I wanted to highlight only beauty content. Additionally, I am learning the art of makeup and needed a place for women, such as myself, who do not want to continue spending hundreds of dollars having someone else applying our makeup, when we can accomplish this art on our own.
  • There is so much I want to accomplish with the brand, 4373…however, I know that great content requires time and effort.
  • I am a born and raised resident of New Orleans, and it’s carnival (Mardi Gras season), I parade (ride) with the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale. We are celebrating five wonderful years as the 1st African American all female krewe in the cities 300 year history. Mardi Gras originally began in the year 1700.
  • The first krewe, was all white, male and rich. Women were not allowed to parade and women of color were in slavery, and not considered property.
  • Even though we have the men of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club., women are not allowed voting privileges in these male dominated krewes.
  • It warms my spirit to know that we now have an organization that appreciates the lives, work and dedication of African American, professional and educated women in the city of New Orleans.
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  • In the photos above, I decided I was not going to spend hundreds of dollars on hair and makeup. I styled on own hair and applied my own makeup. I think I did well for a beginner, MUA.
  • As always, please check out the latest Instagram postings for 4373fashionlane.

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Happy Mardi Gras Season!!!

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE  ♥

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4373FashionLane Instagram Highlights

Here are some fashion show highlights, awards show gowns and runway love, we at 4373fashionlane are flipping for.Explore more of these looks we are loving via our page 4373FASHIONLANE on Instagram

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Snow day, Tarte Cosmetics and kids will be kids.

Good Evening Loves,

  • Here in New Orleans we spent our day inside looking at the news about the black ice, closed schools and shut down city. We are at freezing levels down here.
  • I am so glad we have to stay inside today. I wanted to take off from work yesterday and hunker down, but I remembered I was doing a lesson on the history of Mardi Gras and yesterday was king cake day for all of my B day classes.
  • I purchased king cakes from Joe Gambinos bakery in Metairie, Louisiana. Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 9.00.14 PM.png
  • My students loved their king cake and had a blast learning about the history of it. Some students got the baby and are now tasked with bring the next king cake, which is a Mardi Gras tradition.
  • Thus, I am home today due to the weather issues and I am glad about it. My classroom is cold. We have an open campus, by design and when the students enter my building, because I am on the end of the hall, I get the cold or hot drafts blown into my classroom. UGH!!!

Now let’s chat about Tarte Cosmetics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I posted a previous post about Tarte Cosmetics and their down right disrespect of women and men of color, in their non release of inclusive shades of their, Shape Tape Foundations. See the link to the article by Allure Magazine on it here.
  • After looking and watching makeup reviews from Jackie Aina, MakeupShayla and Alyssa Ashleyy, I am once again determined to use my blog to speak out against the injustice of makeup companies who refuse to include people of color in their branding, campaigns, ads and public relations of their products.
  • Here are some of the comments posted on facebook from people on social media about this debacle:

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Here is the response from Tarte Cosmetics:

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I just unsubscribed from the company. I am no longer going to purchase anything from them. It’s just unbelievable. I do not for one moment believe them. If they were sincere, why turn off the comments on Instagram:

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See! Tarte Cosmetics, you are busted. Yes, customers will purchase your products. However, I will not.

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE

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Did Tarte learn anything from Fenty Beauty?

Here is the issue. A cosmetics company, Tarte Cosmetics, releases a new product. However, product is not for everyone in 2018. Fenty Beauty releases 40 shades touching everyone. When are companies going to learn that, image is everything.

Read the article, via Allure, and comment your thoughts below 💭

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE 👩🏽‍💻

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👩🏽‍💻New Mattemoiselle E Plush Matte Lipstick from Fenty Beauty 🌺

  • Lovely Dolls and Kens Rihanna and Fenty Beauty have launched another edition to their growing makeup empire: Mattemoiselle E Plush Matte Lipsticks.
  • The price for these are $18.00 each.
  • Available at Sephora, Harvey Nichols, and Fenty Beauty.
  • What everyone is raving about is the vast color choices. Again, Rihanna has upped the makeup game by continuing the push for setting a bar for breaking barriers and giving makeup lovers what we wish for: our wildest dreams and fantasies of what makeup 💄 could and will look like. Choice.
  • Check out more of the matte Lipstick choices at www.fentybeauty.com

xoxo

4373fashionlane.com 👩🏽‍💻

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Fenty Beauty launches its first mini combo at Sephora

Of course, it’s was just a matter of time before the queen of makeup, was the launch more items and combinations that would make our hearts sing. Makeup lovers have been blown away by the makeup queen of 2017: Rihanna Fenty! Yes! Fenty is Rihanna’s last name.

  • This combo includes the Killawatt Highlighter and the Gloss Bomb Lip gloss
  • It’s called a mini, lip/face set
  • The price is $23.00
  • It’s the first combo & mini product released from Fenty Beauty
  • Sold exclusively at Sephora

For more information and details check out the link and follow 4373fashionlane for me news you can use⚜️

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

What is Blogmas: getting ready for Christmas 🎄 Teacher 👩🏽‍🏫 style

I understand it’s when bloggers blog about Christmas 🎄 and the details of their day as we get ready for this festive holiday. The birth of Jesus Christ. Family gatherings, Church services, etc., are all a part of what some bloggers share during BLOGMAS🤩My holiday officially began as of 11:15am Wednesday. Went to Macys for a little shopping and walked into a One Day Sale 🤓

  • A coat that was $85, was $15.99 for my son
  • Sweater, and jeans 👖 came to a final total of $65.
  • Blouse 👚 that was too big for me was $20 and wide leg pants 👖 $35.

What a steal!

  • Next, picked up son from school early and took him by Nanny so I can return home and get dressed for the work Christmas Party.
  • Final Look:
  • Foundation: Armani Beauty in shade number 10
  • Primer: The Ordinay Co, High Spreadibility Fluid Primer
  • Moisturizing Cream: by The Ordinary:
  • Illuminating Setting Spray: Coverfx
  • Eyes: Fenty Beauty Galaxy 🌌 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Winky Lux Kitten Palette
  • My Assistant Principal was serenading the retiring 👩🏽‍🏫 teachers:
  • He did a superb job.
  • This is the same reception hall I was married in 12 years ago😎
  • The management/owners have changed but the feel remains the same.
  • We had a blast! Very classy krewe⚜️

XOXO 💋
4373FAS
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What’s on my “try,” list? Kopari Beauty available at Sephora 🌺

A coconut fan favorite is now available at Sephora. Price $38. The Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub is divine and an Allure Beauty award 🥇 winner. Check it out and see for yourself⚜️

Let’s us know what other items from this brand you have tried or would love for us to test and review. Please leave your comments below. Don’t forget to follow us on all social media @4373fashionlane.

XOXO

4373fashionlane.com 🌸

Wedding Themes Weekend

Looking at my Instagram profile and I noticed that I was all over the place: unorganized. For me, that’s not proper. So I asked myself, “what can I do to have a more cohesive platform?”

My answer: have a theme for each weekend of my Instagram account. Why Instagram? Why not! We look to Twitter for a lot but my audience loves my themes profile due to it’s uniformity and classic association with the brand, 4373fashionlane. Thus, here are a few pictures from my Instagram profile on weddings. Check me out on 4373fashionlane for Instagram

Happy Sailing ⛵️

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How do we maintain a thick skin while navigating the world of social media?

  • I was prompted to read a post called: I quit social media for a week and it didn’t change my life., in one of my blogger support groups, (Black Bloggers United) on Facebook.
  • Please read the article for yourself. It’s a cool read. This reading led me to pose this question: how do we maintain a thick skin while navigating the world of social media?
  • Many bloggers, social media entrepreneurs and folks in general, struggle in this arena. How can you maintain a separate space for emotional sanity when all around you are people perpetuating a perfect life scenario?
  • The answer is you must have a strong core. Otherwise, everything this we see will leave us miserable. We are in different categories of life and thus our standing in life leaves us fully or partially fulfilled.
  • How do you build a strong Core? Find what inspires your spirit the most and dive into that area.
  • Additionally, find what is inspiring and bask in that aspect on social media.
  • There are times where I too, venture into a little ratchet television, social media postings and gossip blog sites, for kicks and giggles.
  • Some people who are fulfilled in life look for inspiration and social media is not always the fix for this.

Author, Jasmine Lamb, explored three areas where her life did change when she unplugged:

1. I read more—I buy new books as much as I try new lipstick, so, a lot. I finally got around to making a dent in some pretty crucial reads. Instead of stopping to take mental work breaks to scroll through my various timelines, I picked up a book instead.

2. I doubted myself less—Let’s face it, comparison is a total killjoy. Every time I felt I had made significant progress in my entrepreneurial journey, I’d stop to scroll through Instagram and immediately felt I was back at square one. Quitting Instagram allowed me to be more present in the everyday wins and look at my experiences as a continuous story that’s just as unique and valuable as anyone else’s.

3. My focus shifted—Not only was I more present, but I started to think of new ways to be creative in my “in-between” time, whether it was brainstorming new ideas to reach my business goals, choosing to meditate and re-affirm the day’s intentions, or having more real-time conversations with people I value in real life.

So, the question is, how do YOU maintain a thick skin navigating the world of social media?

xoxo,

4373fashionlane ♥

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Gold feather quill liquid eyeliner brush with metallic ink pot with black eyeliner and stand with tin case.

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Monday Madness Dec 4

Today is looking a little crazy.

Guess who drove to work on E due to hubby not filling up the vehicle this morning.

#thislady I made it; just 7 minutes late.

Had to go to the gas station; Something I dread.

I really detest the morning traffic commuting from one end of New Orleans to the “suburbs.”

I can not believe that the husband did that, no gas. He left his phone charger and crumbs in my vehicle.

Lord help me. It’s pretty laughable, but I was not laughing.

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Sephora’s 25 ways to holiday goodies I love.

Holiday item #1;

Price Drop from Marc Jacobs Holiday Collection!!!!! Online at Sephora♥

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Price: was $45; now 31.00: Le Marc Lip Crème in Sonic Truth (creamy nude), Infamous (soft peony), Goddess (deep maraschino), J’adore (terracotta blush), Current Mood (currant-red)  a caption

 

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Included is the item number for Sephora, over nine thousand likes and it’s exclusive and limited edition 

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The collection comes in a zipped in a vibrant leopard-print Marc Jacobs case with a silky black tassel. xoxo, 4373fashionlane

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Gold Planner goodies on sale at Anthropologie to jazz up your work desk.

It’s holiday time and most of us who are bloggers, writers and planners love a great planner and the accessories that help us stay organized and journal filled. I have been swarming the internet and my own planner brain for the items that are on my shopping list to purchase this holiday season.

  • I love journals and planners no much that I have a small family of them. However, if you are not looking to pay a car note or mortgage on a planner. I have a few cuties you can meet.
  • Metallic Idiom Journal– retails for $38, on sale for $24.95 at Anthropologie ♥

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  • Giraffe Pencil Cup, retails for $18, on sale for $12.95.

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  • The Lioness Stapler (my favorite) was $26, now $16.95 with iron plated stoneware.

    As always, let us know what you think.

    xoxo,

4373fashionlane ♥

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Matt Lauer fired!!!!!

Listen family,

  • Gone are the days where it was just a boys will be boys situation in the arena of sexual harassment.
  • The hammer is coming down hard and swift for these men who have, possibly for years, (in some cases), treated men and women like physical ping pons for their perverted pleasures.
  • Matt Lauer is the latest in a long line of men who have been fired because, allegedly, they could not keep their mouth close and hands in their pockets.
  • We are still awaiting the exact details of the situation, but ABC Executive Andy Lack, let the hammer fall fast on Lauer.
  • Off with their heads!!!!!

Keep up with http://www.4373fashionlane.com, for more news, information and happenings ♥

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

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And the Grammy nominations are???????

  • Since the beginning of the Grammy Awards, African American musicians have had to claw their way into sustainable recognition.
  • There is an old saying we were taught and Olivia Pope hears it from her father on Scandal all of the time, “We have to be ten times better, ten times faster, to get ahead.”
  • Unfortunately, race does play a role in how people see themselves over others. Let’s clear that part of the table right away. Some people are taught this tragic way of thinking from childhood and it shifts their adult focus into how they see people who do not have the same shade as theirs.
  • This form of racism was been in the grammy awards stratosphere for as long as the awards themselves have been given out.
  • This year, with the voting delegates becoming more inclusive, that dream is a seeable reality.
  • After Beyonce’ was shut out last year, the Grammys learned a valuable lesson, the beyhive stings back.
  • Social media campaigns were energized against the Grammys due to their exclusion of artist in rhythm and blues, rap and hip hop categories for artist in categories whose music never made it to radio, or the music was released more than a year prior.
  • Shucks, Adele even said Beyonce’ was better than her album that won last year.

Here are the nominations for this year’s Grammy categories:

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden. See the full list of nominees below.

Record of the Year
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Album of the Year
“Awaken My Love!” – Childish Gambino
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“Damn.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Melodrama” – Lorde
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Song of the Year
“Despacito” – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson (JAY-Z)
“Issues” – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson (Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Pop Solo performance
“Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” – Kesha
“Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
“What About Us” – P!nk
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo / Group Performance
“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Pop Vocal Album
“Kaleidoscope EP” -Coldplay
“Lust For Life” – Lana Del Rey
“Evolve” – Imagine Dragons
“Rainbow” – Kesha
“Joanne “– Lady Gaga
“÷ (Divide)” – Ed Sheeran

Best Dancing Recording
“Bambro Koyo Ganda” – Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa
“Cola” – Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” – Gorillaz feat. DRAM
“Tonite” – LCD Soundsystem
“Line Of Sight” – Odesza feat. WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance / Electronic Album
“Migration” – Bonobo
“3-D The Catalogue” – Kraftwerk
“Mura Masa” – Mura Masa
“A Moment Apart” – Odesza
“What Now” – Sylvan Esso

Best Rock Performance
“You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” – Chris Cornell
“Run” – Foo Fighters
“No Good” – Kaleo
“Go To War” – Nothing More

Best R&B Performance
“Get You” – Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
“Distraction” – Kehlani
“High” – Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” – SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Laugh And Move On” – The Baylor Project
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” – Ledisi
“Still” – Mali Music

Best R&B Song
“First Began” – PJ Morton
“Location” – Khalid
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” – SZA
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Free 6LACK” – 6LACK
“‘Awaken, My Love!’” – Childish Gambino
“American Teen” – Khalid
“Ctrl” – SZA
“Starboy” – The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
“Freudian” – Daniel Caesar
“Let Love Rule” – Ledisi
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Gumbo” – PJ Morton
“Feel The Real” – Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Performance
“Bounce Back” – Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” – Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap / Sung Collaboration
“PRBLMS” – 6LACK
“Crew” – Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” – JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
“Love Galore” – SZA feat. Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“Chase Me” – Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Sassy” – Rapsody
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z

Best Rap Album
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Culture” – Migos
“Laila’s Wisdom” – Rapsody
“Flower Boy” – Tyler, The Creator

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Baby Driver” – (Various Artists)
“Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2” – (Various Artists)
“Hidden Figures: The Album” – (Various Artists)
“La La Land “– (Various Artists)
“Moana: The Songs” – (Various Artists)

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“City Of Stars” – Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone
“How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – ZAYN & Taylor Swift
“Never Give Up” – Sia
“Stand Up For Something” – Andra Day feat. Common

Producer of the Year, Non-classical
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

Best Music Video
“Up All Night” – Beck
“Makeba” – Jain
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“Humble.” – Kendrick Lamar
“1-800-273-8255” – Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid

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Celebration: Prince Harry and Miss. Markle are engaged to be married.

Congratulations Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on their engagement! His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle this afternoon visited Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden for a photocall to mark the happy news. via KensingtonRoyal, Twitter.

Father of the Prince, Charles Prince of Wales said:

On the news of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s engagement, The Prince of Wales, speaking for himself and The Duchess of Cornwall, said: “We’re thrilled. We’re both thrilled. We hope they’ll be very happy indeed.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said of the engagement: ‘We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.’

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Happy Reading,

4373fashionlane 🙂

A home diffuser that’s going to break the bank but keep your home smelling delicious?

  • To set this up for you, first it will set your home forward $590.00.
  • It will set your pocket book back 590 bucks.
  • It’s all semantics depending on how deep your pocket are. If I could find one on QVC or HSN and use flex pay, it would pass the mustard rightly so.
  • There are a few diffusers on hsn.com, with flex pay that can give you the same bang for your buck.
  • Here is one from Tony Little that is on flex pay that’s cute.

Vogue.com

Fragrances routinely waft in and out of Vogue’s Beauty department, but when it comes to the subtle leathery scent of Le Labo’s cult Santal 26—no matter what deadlines are looming or phones are ringing—even the most discerning of noses perk up. So imagine the delight when the label’s new home diffuser, which emits a steady stop-you-in-your-tracks-it-smells-so-good stream of the cult eau, arrived at the office.

Made from Northeast maple wood, a type of marked-up golden brown lumber that is often cast aside for bonfires, the one-of-a-kind scent-spreader transforms the rich fragrance oil, by way of a built-in nebulizer, into a fine mist. But, of course, it doesn’t stop there: Each handmade showpiece also comes equipped with a vintage lightbulb that, with a twist of a silver knob, simultaneously lets off a warm amber glow. A simple desk lamp that doubles as a luxurious perfume? Now that’s a gift too good to give.

Le Labo Santal 26 Home Diffuser, $590
Buy it now

xoxo,

Lioness

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The move begins for Suits actress, Philanthropist, and bride to be of Prince Harry.

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Photo credit: Getty Images/Vogue.com

Details cited from vogue.com

Per People: “Markle will live with Harry at his two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, where staff already know Markle.”

It’s been well-reported that Markle quit her television showSuits, and is moving to across the pond. However, it was unclear whether or not she’d be living with her royal beau or if they’d stay in separate quarters for the time being. This, for fervent Harry/Meghan superfans, is the clearest sign yet that the two are destined to be together forever.

But don’t start planning your royal wedding attire just yet: Kate Middleton and Prince William lived together for awhile before they were engaged.

We know, we know, we hate to put a damper on engagement rumors. There’s so little joy in this world! So, instead, focus on this excellent tidbit: People also says that “Harry has been making subtle changes at home in order to make it more girlfriend-friendly.”

Adorable? Yes. But it also leads us to wonder why exactly Prince Harry needs to girlfriend-proof his place. Has he covered priceless works of art with rugby paraphernalia or something? Is he one of those guys that only has beer and mustard in the fridge? Whatever the reason, he’s in luck—as a former lifestyle blogger, Markle’s surely got some great interior decor tips up her polished sleeve.

It is indeed wonderful, if these details are correct above that we will usher in a New American Royal to England. The Crown will forever be more inclusive. Prince Harry has always been a favorite and now he’s the best! No shade towards Prince WIlliam, of course!!!! 🙂