ELLE Style Awards and Global 75th Anniversary Celebration was held in Chengdu

2020 is destined to be an unusual year. People need more excitement to face the ups and downs of the complex world. Following the journey that started from Paris 75 years ago, this year’s ELLE Style Awards breaks through tradition, from Shanghai to Chengdu, a world-renowned cultural city that represents a beautiful life, “a city that you don’t want to leave when you come”, continues its influences as a fashion city. The 2020 ELLE Style Awards, with the theme of “Traversing the Boundaries of Influences”, brought a refreshing fashion event to all the guests, all readers and fans in Chengdu, a fashionable city.

That evening, ELLE also prepared a fashion feast for the brand’s friends to thanks for their company and support. At the same time, at the event, ELLE also presented five annual important awards, namely: Photographer of the Year-Liu Song, New Photographer of the Year-Wang Ziqian, Supermodel of the Year-Zhao Jiali, and Beauty Master of the Year-Mao Geping and Designers of the year-Yang Guidong and Chen Xuzhi.

On the day of the event, ELLE’s editorial director Nicole Xue also launched the new project “Wonder Women” in 2021 with actresses Ma Yili and Tao Hong, Olympic champion Ding Ning, public interest lawyer Guo Jianmei, artist Xiang Jing, and “Beidou Goddess” Xu Ying. “This is an ELLE women’s alliance that encourages each other, enlighten each other, breaks boundaries, and grows together. It will illuminate the light of women and define the beauty of the times.

In addition, at the event, Chengdu Fashion Week set a special important part; the special cover of ELLE’s 75th anniversary, which was jointly created by the artists in the red carpet session that evening, was also officially unveiled at the dinner. The editorial director of ELLE Nicole Xue, and Chengdu influential panda mascot jointly presented the signed special cover to the ambassadors of the Chengdu Universiade and swimming world champion Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting, wishing the 31st Summer Universiade in 2021 a successful and smooth event.

The 2020 ELLE Style Awards and the 75th anniversary Celebration came to a successful conclusion in Chengdu. Travel through time and space, continue its influences, and continue ELLE’s 75 years fashion spirit and style value. Let us work together and look forward to the next brilliance.

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Cardi B Selected As The Footwear News Achievement Awards Style Influencer Of The Year

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Footwear News‘ 34th annual FN Achievement Awards are scheduled to air online on December 8. At this year’s ceremony, Hip Hop megastar Belcalis “Cardi B” Almánzar will be honored with a special achievement presented by the 75-year-old trade publication.

Cardi B was selected to receive the Style Influencer of the Year award at the first virtual FNAAs. She joins a list of past recipients of that accolade from the “Shoe Oscars” that includes J Balvin, Christie Brinkley, Hailey Baldwin, and Alexa Chung.


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Ya lookin at the face of a @Balenciaga campaign! I remember how I felt seeing myself on a billboard in NYC Times Square but PARIS! Wish I was there to see it in person!

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“I’ve always been into fashion. Back then, I couldn’t afford what I wanted, now I can. It’s easier and I have more connections with brands,” Cardi told FN. “I could wear the most uncomfortable shoe and I’m just going to take it and love it because it’s fashion, it’s beauty, it’s amazing, it’s different. I get bored, so that’s when me and my stylist [Kollin Carter], we get creative and come up with something new and amazing.”

The Grammy winner has become one of the leading stars of the fashion industry over the last three years. With her breakout #1 single “Bodak Yellow” in 2017, she made the phrase “bloody shoes” synonymous with Christian Louboutin’s high-priced red bottom heels.


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Met Gala 2019 @thombrowneny Nipples by @steferejewelry And a huge thanks to my stylist @kollincarter and the rest of my Met Glam team @v.msmith @tressesxsandrine @erika_lapearl_mua @nailson7th @kelleybakerbrows

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Cardi gained universal praise for her appearance at the 2019 Met Gala. She arrived at “Fashion’s Biggest Night Out” in a Thom Browne creation which included 44 carats worth of rubies valued at $250,000. Plus, the 28-year-old Bronx native was named the new face of the Balenciaga fashion house in September of this year, and she will release her new Reebok collection on November 13.

 

In addition, Cardi B became the first female rapper to ever appear on the front of American Vogue, the magazine widely considered the “Fashion Bible.” The January 2020 Vogue cover was shot by photography living legend Annie Leibovitz, and it featured Cardi’s then-1-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus.


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Our fourth January cover star is @iamcardib! Between motherhood,

In 2020, The Black Panthers’ Powerful & Political Style Is Everywhere

Between the pandemic and countless protests, this year has forced the world to re-examine its politics and values, and the fashion community is no exception. Just last month for SS21, Louis Vuitton sent a clear message down the catwalk about the power of American democracy with its ‘Vote‘ sweatshirts, and this year’s virtual Emmys saw a number of celebrities honour the victims of police brutality with their bold beauty choices, like Yvonne Orji, who had the Black Power fist etched into her cropped hair.

Fashion has always been political, though, and what people wear is often considered an extension and expression of their beliefs. No political group has quite understood the power of fashion like the Black Panther Party. Established in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, the Black Panthers’ aesthetic has long been admired, and for good reason. The party was born at a time of worldwide revolution and while the Chicano Movement fought for the rights of Mexican Americans and protests against the Vietnam War took place, the Black Panthers were gaining recognition – for both their political message and their style.

“The Black Panther Party were and still are a power image and statement of Black culture,” Taniqua Russ, host of the Black Fashion History podcast, tells Refinery29. Popularising phrases like “Black is beautiful”, the party was intentional in redefining Blackness outside of the white gaze. For Taniqua, it wasn’t only a return to the origins of the Black identity but “a proverbial middle finger to white America”. By wearing dashikis and traditional Kente cloths, members of the movement were able to express their allegiance to the motherland, Africa, and in the same vein disassociate themselves from the Western world. These practices helped the Black community “embrace African fashion as the symbol of pride and rejection of European standards of beauty,” Taniqua adds. They spoke to the Black community’s dissatisfaction with the American government, who had continuously brutalised them and ignored them, and their style helped them in their mission to dismantle the image the world had come to identify as ‘the Black American’. 



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Taniqua, also a content creator and entrepreneur, explains that although the Black Panthers’ style was new and exciting, it was also a point of contention for the Black community. “On one hand, we had leaders who championed dressing in our ‘Sunday best’ to change the way African Americans were viewed. Other leaders said forget the establishment, and this created a militant connotation for the Panthers.”

While the civil rights movement used more subdued fashion to show that they were reputable citizens, the Panthers’ bold style was for the sake of empowerment. Practices like wearing African materials were an essential reminder to the community of their origin, and the influence of these garments is still being seen today. In 2018, social media feeds were flooded with images of people dressed in Ankara prints, traditional headwraps and beaded jewellery as they went to watch Marvel’s record-breaking Black Panther.

JLo cements style icon status in leather skirt and hot pink stilettos



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She was born for showbiz.

And Jennifer Lopez proved it even while offstage and out and about in Los Angeles this week for what appeared to be a work errand.

The 51-year-old bombshell slipped into a black leather skirt with a snakeskin print and a slit that showed off her dancer’s legs.



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Sweeping her hair up into a tight bun she warded off the autumn chill in a hot pink sweater that matched her sky-high stilettos.

She accentuated the look with a black leather snakeskin print handbag that was spiced up with some ritzy gold accents. 

A day earlier she was a sizzling sensation on Instagram whilst modeling a Dior getup that cinched in her enviably trim waistline.

JLo who is the face of Coach teamed up with a string of fellow stars with a holiday-themed video for the popular brand.



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She got together with a few fellow performers including Megan Thee Stallion, Quincy and Kim Petras to sing Jingle Bells.

Jennifer is currently engaged to former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez with whom she recently endorsed Joe Biden for president. 

A-Rod shares his daughters Natasha, 15, and Ella, 12, with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis while J-Lo has twins Max and Emme, 12, by her third husband Marc Anthony.



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In a YouTube video promoting her tour last June, Jennifer confessed that her first two marriages ‘don’t really count’ because they were so brief.

Dismissing her fleeting unions to waiter Ojani Noa and dancer Cris Judd, she dished that she wants a ‘big church wedding’ with Alex.

When Alex proposed last March, he presented her with her fifth engagement ring – the others were from her three husbands and ex-fiance Ben Affleck.



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Ancient cave drawings in Spain reveal Europe-wide artistic style existed 25,000 years ago

Ancient cave drawings in Spain bear striking resemblance to styles throughout Europe as far back as 25,000 years ago, according to a new paper.

Researchers scrutinizing the engravings, mostly of bison, found a distinct style suggesting that region was more connected than archaeologists had previously thought.

“The study analyses the particularities of Palaeolithic animal engravings found in the Aitzbitarte Caves (Basque Country, Spain) in 2016,” said the research team led by Diego Garate of the Instituto Internacional de Investigaciones Prehistóricas de Cantabria, Spain, in a statement. “These prehistoric images, mainly depicting bison, were drawn in a way that has never before been seen in northern Spain; in a kind of fashion in the way of drawing the engravings that is more characteristic of southern France and some parts of the Mediterranean. The study has shown the close regional relationships in Western Europe cave art since very early times, at least, 25,000 years ago.”

The paper was published Wednesday in the online journal PLoS One.

The artwork bore specific characteristics that had not been seen before in Palaeolithic art of the northern Iberian Peninsula, the researchers said, but that had parallels in caves in southern France.

“All of them share very specific graphic conventions that correspond to human occupations assigned basically to the Gravettian cultural complex,” the study abstract noted, referencing paleolithic hunter-gatherers who lived during the Old Late Stone Age and flourished from around 29,000 to 22,000 B.C., according to History Files UK.

The discovery shows not only a higher level of artistry in that region than was originally assumed but also that the Iberian peninsula was not as culturally isolated as had been thought.

“The updated data reveals a greater complexity in artistic expression during the Gravettian that had not been considered so far, and also challenges the traditional isolation that had been granted to Cantabrian symbolic expressions during pre-Magdalenian times,” the authors said.

The study was done on three instances of rock art discovered in 2015 in three caves in Aitzbitarte Hill in northern Spain bearing an artistic style previously unknown in the region.

The engravings depicted bison with the horns and legs rendered without proper perspective, the pairs of limbs drawn as a “double Y” and the horns drawn side by side, the researchers said.

It was, to their surprise, consistent with the Gravettian artistic style. That culture had specific customs in art, tools and burial practices.

“This culture is known from across Europe but has not been seen before on the Iberian Peninsula,” the authors said.

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How stars from Patriots’ early dynasty shaped Tom Brady’s leadership style

How stars from Pats’ early dynasty molded Brady originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ signing of Antonio Brown had Tom Brady in an introspective mood Wednesday.

The 43-year-old quarterback was asked how he navigates relationships with teammates like Brown, who is currently serving an eight-game suspension for multiple violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Brady didn’t mention Brown by name but waxed poetic about his early years with the Patriots, when veteran members of New England’s early-2000s dynasty were role models for the young quarterback.

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“I always try to bring a positive impact into our locker room,” Brady told reporters Wednesday. “I had so many guys that I looked up to when I was a [younger] player. When you start in the NFL – I started on a team with a lot of great, veteran leaders and guys that really took me under their wing.

“Willie McGinest, Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown [and] Drew Bledsoe – just exceptional players and great guys. Then, over the years, when you transition from a younger player to an older player, you really want to see guys succeed and you want to see guys do well.”

Brady made that transition quickly, winning three Super Bowls in his first five seasons with the Patriots and becoming the face of the franchise. He’s played with a diverse range of characters over two decades in the NFL, from model citizens to cast-offs hoping to find redemption in New England.

Some have found success playing with Brady (Randy Moss) while others haven’t (Chad Ochocinco). But the six-time Super Bowl champion has important lessons from all of those professional and personal relationships.

“It’s always about maximizing your potential,” Brady added. “I had a lot of people support me over the years – realizing that I was far from where I needed to be and they would guide me and provide me with the help I needed as a player to reach my potential. I think that’s how you impact people.

“I think we talk about that a lot with professional athletes. How you impact people on the field is one thing, but how you impact people off the field is another. Whether that’s teammates that you can impact, people in the community that you can impact – I think all those things are important.

“… I have probably more perspective than just about every player in the league right now based on my experience and what I’ve seen. I want to see other guys succeed. I think a lot of joy in my experience comes from seeing other people be their best and seeing people succeed in ways that can set their family up. I think that’s a really important aspect of football for me.”

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Spanish Style Mansion Listed For $2 Million In Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, CA — This Spanish style house features immaculate details and lush, grassy treatments. Relax at the outdoor pool and spa area, or snuggle up around the outdoor fire pit after a long day.

The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is listed for $2,195,000/

  • Address: 2201 Castilian Dr, Los Angeles, California
  • Price: $2,195,000
  • Square Feet: 1435
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Baths
  • Built: 1948
  • Features: Quintessential Spanish in Star-Studded Celebrity Outpost Estates. Designers home. Amazing detail perched on a rare flat lot. Walled & gated entrance into magical tiled courtyard entry. Water feature & meticulously maintained garden. Impressive opening into oversized open floor plan. Fireplace. Dining area. Breathtaking canyon views. Indoor/outdoor California living at its finest. Gourmet kitchen. Serene home flooded w/natural light. All new doors & windows throughout. Motorized lutron shades. Hardwood floors. Dual zone. 3rd bedroom has been uniquely created from attached garage conversion w/AC, high ceiling or ideal work space & easily used as garage when needed. Sq ft does not include conversion. It’s adjacent to a beautiful bath & shower. Enormous outdoor pool/spa, fire pit & patio area ideal for entertaining on a large scale. Large additional grass areas. An idyllic landscape of California plants & trees. A serene retreat in the city you’ll never want to leave.

This listing originally appeared on realtor.com. For more information and photos, click here.

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Spanish Bison Engravings Reveal An Ancient Pan-European Style

Around 30,000 years ago, cave art was flowering across Europe with representations of animals that remain breathtaking today. Astonishingly, common styles were used in locations thousands of kilometers apart. The scope of what is known as the Gravettian cultural complex has now been extended even further, with the discovery of its distinctive engraving style on the Iberian Peninsula for the first time.

Cultural relics from between 34,000 and 24,000 years ago show many common features across most of Europe. We see this not only in the art on cave walls from the period but the tools and even burial practices of the era. A person living in France at the time would have had no direct contact with someone a few hundred kilometers away, let alone in the Balkans. Portable items such as the famous “Venuses” of the era may have been transported and copied, but the commonality in cave styles between artists who could never have seen each others’ work is more remarkable.

One example was the way bison, a favorite subject, were portrayed. With no respect for perspective, horns and legs are drawn as if seen front on but the body from the side. Although other features of Gravettian culture have been found as far west as Portugal, the distinctive drawing style appeared absent from what is now Spain or Portugal. Now, however, a paper in PLOS One reports engravings in three caves at Aitzbitarte Hill in the Basque region of Spain that show this aspect of Gravettian culture also crossed the Pyrenees.

 Photograph and tracing of a horse wall of Aitzbitarte Cave III. Garate et al, 2020 (PLOS One)

The caves were rediscovered in the 19th Century, but the art was only found in 2015 as part of a rush of finds that has expanded the number of decorated caves in the Eastern Cantabrian Region of Spain from 10 to 30. The most heavily decorated of the new discoveries date to the Magdalenian period 23,000-17,000 years ago, but the Aitzbitarte caves show a sequence of artistic styles dating back further, with 18 of 19 bison in the Gravettian style.

“These prehistoric images, mainly depicting bison, were drawn in a way that has never before been seen in northern Spain; in a kind of fashion in the way of drawing the engravings that is more characteristic of southern France and some parts of the Mediterranean. The study has shown the close regional relationships in Western Europe cave art since very early times, at least, 25,000 years ago,” the paper says.

The caves are too narrow for laser scanning techniques and some other recording methods, and the engravings are hard to make out. Some lines have been almost erased by visitors rubbing against them. Nevertheless, the authors, led by Dr Diego Garate of the Universidad de Cantabria, were able to piece together the bison, horses, and other animals depicted. All lines appear to have been made in a single incision and are located away from the main passages in

Street Style: Natural ‘Dos in the Lone Star State

Street Style: Natural ‘Dos in the Lone Star State

Naturalistas in Houston, TX gathered at the “Do What Comes Naturally” event, not only to show off their standout style, but to experience a host of uplifting workshops dedicated to self-esteem, inner beauty and more!

Tonya Reed, co-owner of Uncle Funky’s Daughter, created the forum to be a place where women could express their true selves. “We don’t always follow the path that’s most common, but we just do what comes naturally to us. After all, it’s not what’s in or what’s out, it’s what’s you!”

Check out these southern belles showing off their natural beauty from the inside out!

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16 photos that show the evolution of Julia Roberts’ classic style



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