It's one thing for somebody to struggle with cancer. But it's a totally different experience when somebody is struggling with a fatal illness in the midst of adolescence. Talia Joy Castellano, a talented young makeup artist who became famous making a series of successful Youtube beauty tutorials, was one of those people.
She was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called neuroblastoma when she was only seven years old. Although she was initially declared cancer-free after undergoing several types of treatment, she eventually relapsed two times in the following six years. In addition, she was later diagnosed with pre-leukemia in her bone marrow. Fighting both types of cancer was very tough, but as the popularity of her tutorials grew, Talia soon became a symbol of hope with her slogan, "Makeup is my wig." Eventually, Talia got the chance to collaborate with Urbana Chappa on a fashion line called, "That Bald Chick," appear on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and become an honorary face of Cover Girl. After four years of grueling treatment, she was unable to go on. Talia passed away on July 16, 2013 at the age of 13, but she didn't die in vain.
Whether it’s her troubled relationship with Chris Brown, her latest tattoo, or her never ending stream of artsy selfies on Instagram, there is no denying Rihanna’s global presence. With the launch of her fashion line with British clothing company, River Island, you can even dress like Rihanna. To complete your Rihanna-inspired style, you’ll soon to able to purchase her cosmetics line with MAC, set to drop throughout 2013.
How many times a day do you take out your phone to check the time? If you’re like me, the answer is constantly, almost to the degree of obsession. I like to know what time it is, at all times. Rumor has it that Apple may have the answer for those of us who are time checking obsessed as they are experimenting with a wristwatch computer. Our dreams of Marty McFly’s hoover board from Back to the Future may be a few years off but we can soon be checking our wrists for bits of information just like James Bond and comic book detective Dick Tracy.
The always secretive Apple has dropped hints that they’ve been experimenting with curved glass at their California headquarters. The glass would be capable of curving around a human body. But engineering curved glass that is flexible enough to move along with the unpredictability of the human body was no easy task. After a decade of research, Corning, the maker of the tough Gorilla Glass used on iPhones and iPads, has solved that difficult challenge with the invention of Willow Glass. The Willow Glass is so thin and flexible that it’s able to “flop as easily as a piece of paper in the wind without breaking.” Now that the mystery behind the materials is somewhat uncovered there are a million and one questions that tech nerds and apple-aficionados are dying to have the answers to. Will Siri be included? Could you use the iWatch for directions in real time? Would it be a more technologically-advanced version of Nike’s Fuel Band? Would the watch be synced to an iPhone using Bluetooth making the device completely hands free? And the list goes on and on. Although Google is hot on Apple’s heels with their Google Glasses, Apple’s wristband computer will likely be a cheaper alternative to Google Glasses and will be the best way to deal with competition from other brands such as Google and Samsung. If the technology is available, which we’re sure Apple is very capable of, wearable computers may replace the Smartphone in the next decade or so.
"A Certain Allure" recently shot in NYC by celebrity photographer Christopher Logan (who is also highly regarded for his large-scale photo exhibition devoted to designer Richie Rich) features photos of Tunisian supermodel, Kenza Fourati shot on location in NYC at MiMA.
We caught up with the renowned photographer as he shared the details of the Fiercive Magazine fashion spread with the JB readers.
The gorgeous twenty-something Kenza who usually is photographed in seductive bikinis switched things up featuring exquisite gowns for this shoot styled by Don West from Agency Gerard. Fashions by Randi Rahm, Nicole Miller and Carlos Miele were accented with bold jewelry by Kara Ross.
There are so many beauty products on the market that promise big results but only half (or less) actually deliver. We’ve all been suckered into products whether in a beauty store or on infomercials that we think will do the trick, and then end up disappointed and unsatisfied. We get burned out on trial and error as much as you do! So we've complied a list through our own personal trial and error, that will provide you all with the intended results! Try them out and see for yourself.
1) Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask by Fresh
Apple has long been one of our country's top technology innovators. (We're still just getting acquainted with Siri.) And now, the next chapter in their book of ground-breaking design appears to be iThings powered by Hydrogen fuel cells.
According to the Telegraph, 'A hydrogen fuel cell converts hydrogen and oxygen into water and electrical energy.' The technology isn't unique to electronics. It's also being explored by auto companies and the military.
There's a sparkling brand-new glitter-infused show that's most definitely taking the Style Network by storm! "Glam Fairy" which stars Alexa Prisco owner of a thriving NYC/NJ metro-based wedding makeup and beauty business featuring her team of glamorous fairies has been received with rave reviews! The show takes place in a stylish loft space right outside the chic streets of Manhattan in Hoboken, NJ. As seen in the below advertisement, there are quite a few fashionable faces on the show which consists of Alexa and her Glam Squad who perform makeovers on different featured guests each week! The gorgeous, intelligent, talented and savvy cast have shown us that true talent always will shine through.
Tonight in Hollywood is a charity auction like no other! New and gently used designer purses will be auctioned off to raise money for the Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind (TLC), an organization that serves babies and children who have visual and developmental disabilities.
These designer purses include Chanel, Prada, D&G, Fendi, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and others. The event starts promptly at 8pm at The Colony in Hollywood, with Celebrity DJ Taryn Manning spinning tunes from 9-10.
There will also be an open bar hosted by Patriot vodka, Comisario tequlila, and Bossard cognac, along with gourmet catering by Patina, and sweet treats from Sweet E’s. Sponsors for this awesome evening include SBE, Bliss Spa, MAC cosmetics, OPI nailpolish, Wells Fargo and Popchips.
Light, fresh eye makeup is a huge trend right now in the beauty world! Combining light shadows with dramatic, dark eyeliner and mascara is a classic look that was made popular by past beauties like Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy. Currently, modern day celebs, like Lauren Conrad, and fashionistas are rocking this look as if it never even left. Here's your step-by-step guide to creating the perfect light, big-eyed look:
Step 1: Start with an eye primer, try Shadow Insurance by Too Faced, to make sure your eye makeup stays perfect all day.