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Nikki Grahame is launching her first ever clothing range with a new London boutique

Le 27 août 2015, 04:45 dans Humeurs 0

Nikki Grahame is set to mark her first foray into the world of fashion by launching her very own clothing collection.

The Big Brother star will launch her petite clothing range in association with new boutique JYY.London next month and the 33-year-old has expressed her excitement about her new adventure.

She said: “I’m overly excited about it all, I really want to shock people with it, not in an offensive way but I want people to be like, wow totally didn’t expect that from her".

Her range, titled 'Nikki for JYY.London', will officially launch on September 14th and item will be available to buy exclusively from the JYY.London website.

The petite collection will feature over 20 pieces including dresses, trousers, jeans, tops and accessories with sizes ranging from 2 to 12.

The star, who made her third stint in the Big Brother house as a BB Legend, cannot wait to release her clothing line at the upcoming launch.

She said: "It’s something that myself and the JYY team have been planning and designing for a while and I’m so happy it’s just around the corner and I can start telling people!

"I love a good old party too, the launch will be great, I’m doing it at The Sanctum in Soho, the range will have its first real preview there in the catwalk show which is nerve wracking, I just hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”

Jeyda Yilmaz, owner of the JYY.London, said: “Nikki is such a great girl, and I think she is a real role model to many girls out there.

"I really wanted JYY to do a petite range and as soon as I met with Nikki I knew she’d be perfect to work with on it, she’s fun, she’s pretty, she’s very creative, and she’s got a naturally healthy petite frame”.

Speaking about the collection, Nikki said: “I’ve been on buying trips and been designing a lot of things myself. From the very start I said I wanted to be really hands on, from picking fabrics to designing labels and I feel like I’ve succeeded.

"I know there will be people expecting this to be a tacky sort of celeb clothing range but I really want to prove people wrong.

"I think the collection will be a nice surprise to people, a lot of the things in it I would ordinarily have walked past in a shop but I decided when designing items and buying, to really look at things that wouldn’t usually be my taste and it’s really worked.

"My whole wardrobe has practically changed now and I love it."

The tabloid favourite, who suffered with anorexia for a decade, is happy to release a range that is dedicated to women with smaller frames as she has previously struggled to find clothes to fit her petite figure.

She said: "I’m excited that it’s a petite collection too because sizing is always something I struggle with! I think there are many girls out there with naturally small frames yet very few places to get clothes tailored to that smaller fit.

"Plus size collections are everywhere at the moment, which is fantastic, but petite ranges are few and far apart and it can make life very difficult at times so I guess I’m doing my bit to help!”

5 Red Carpet Prom Dresses That You Can Actually Buy Before The Big Dance

Le 19 août 2015, 08:52 dans Humeurs 0

For most women, the red carpet is an endless source of inspiration, even though most of us won't ever get an Oscar invite. I don't know about you, but as a teenager I didn't have a lot of opportunities to get all dressed up and I passionately studied the red carpet dresses every award season anyway, especially when I was looking for prom dress inspiration. Even today, as an adult, the black tie invitations are, regrettably, few and far between but nothing makes me happier than watching Live From The Red Carpet with a glass of wine. The point being, in our casual and laid back world, prom is often the one night when a teen can be as unapologetically glamorous as her favorite celebrity.

Inspired by women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston, I used prom to break out of my shy shell, ditch my glasses (it was the She's All That era, OK?), and prove to my classmates that I actually had some serious fashion chops. However, recreating star style at prom doesn't have to mean being a carbon copy! I mean, none of us can really afford those designer dresses anyway — even the celebs tend to rent them for the evening. Instead, focus on a similar shape in your favorite color or show off your sparkling personality with favorite accessories (like Taylor Swift's purple shoes at the Grammy's). So c'mon, embrace the glitz for one night!

Taylor's high-low Elie Saab gown rocked the Grammy red carpet, but it was the ombre fabric that really stole the show. For a similar color combination, try the Daria Ombre Chiffon A-Line Gown by ERIN Erin Fetherston or show off your legs in this Hailey Logan by Adrianna Papell.

Her older sister may have broken the internet, but Kendall Jenner kept things classy and sexy at the amfAR New York Gala in February. Her stunning red Romona Keveza gown, paired with sparkling Louboutins was practically meant for a sophisticated prom, but you can recreate the architectural style with this One Shoulder Long Sleeve Gown from Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel. If you're extra daring, ASOS has a sexy jumpsuit in the same delicious shade of red.

Emma Stone is the queen of color blocking IMHO. Her fashion forward two-piece by Thakoon at last year's Met Gala was just the jumping off point! It'll be tough to find a similar coord at a lower price point, so just build you own! Forever 21's Shine On Sleeveless Crop Top has a luxe feel for less than $5, so you can splurge a little on this Ezna Costa maxi.

If you want to be completely on trend, black and white is the way to go. Nina Dobrev's statuesque Naeem Kahn gown is perfect for prom this spring. With a cut out back and shattered black and white print, BCBG's Daniela gown nails the look and is practically screaming for colorful, statement earrings!

If a dress just isn't your thing, why not try making a statement in a jumpsuit like Gwen Stefani? You'll definitely be the most comfortable girl in the limo. Opt for strapless with this Rachel Pally number, or get a little edgy with cutouts from Nasty Gal.

Who better to inspire your princess moment than Cinderella herself? Shimmer and shine in an embellished ball gown, like the David's Bridal Rhinestone Encrusted Bodice Tulle Gown and you won't even have to return it by midnight!

Say yes to the dress? 5 major prom-troversies

Le 10 août 2015, 11:45 dans Humeurs 0

April showers bring May prom dilemmas? From fashion faux pas to lawsuits that led to policy changes, these recent five high school dance controversies are seriously shocking.

Students hoping to attend the senior prom at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, had to change the theme of the dance from its original “Prom-munism” theme. School administrators said the original theme was too closely tied to the word communism, which they never approved. A new prom-themed prom is scheduled to take place later in the year, though the date is yet to be determined.

Delone Catholic High School issued a statement in early March, explaining that it “has the responsibility to ensure that Catholic values and moral integrity permeate every facet of the school's life and activity.” More than 250 parents had signed a petition protesting the new school guidelines. The prom is set to be held in May.

Amy Strickland at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia -- a predominantly African-American school -- was placed on administrative leave for a tweet she sent around prom time. The post, which she retweeted from the satirical account @OrNahhTweets, read: "Every white girl's father's worst nightmare Or Nah?" It referenced a photo of seven couples heading to prom, with all girls white, all boys black. According to CNN affiliate WAVY, Strickland, who is white, admitted she sent the tweet to her daughter, but never interpreted the tweet as racist. In February 2015, WAVY reported a hearing officer recommended that Strickland be suspended 10 days with pay. There is no word on whether the district will agree to the recommendation.

A 17-year-old named Clare and her boyfriend James were asked to leave the dance because her dress was too short. Even though she proved her dress was longer than the required finger-tip length, some chaperones complained her outfit and dancing were too provocative and could have led to “impure thoughts.” In a YouTube video, Clare and James say they never received an apology or a refund for the prom ticket.

Mississippi high school administrators told Constance McMillen she couldn’t bring her girlfriend as her date to the prom. After the American Civil Liberties Union successfully sued Itawamba Agricultural High School on McMillen’s behalf, the school district not only agreed to pay her $35,000 in damages, but also to change its policy, prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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