Archive for the ‘Mary J. Blige’ Category

Celebrity Style: Mary J. Blige Goes for the Gold

May 20, 2010

 Mary J. Blige wore a shiny gold gown with a matching bold square block belt and golden honey tresses to the 3rd Annual Society Of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Spring Ball.

Beauty: Mary J. Blige’s My Life Fragrance

April 30, 2010
 Mary’s life is the inspiration for her new fragrance.

Mary J. Blige will introduce her new fragrance My Life in a partnership with Carol’s Daughter. My Life is named for her classic 1994 album, in my opinion her best to date. The album also remarked the transformation of Blige, who at the time had experienced a number of pains and joys in her life.

My Life will launch in a rather nontraditional format (for a fragrance anyway) through HSN on July 31. The fragrance has top notes of gardenia petals, Bartlett pear and white freesia. At the heart is tuberose, blooming jasmine, gold lily and apricot flower, with a drydown of cashmere woods, sesame, praline,  and incense. A 1.7 oz. bottle will sale for $46 along with  coordinating clutch purse.

Blige joins other popular musical divas who have fragrances including Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Deon, and Beyonce. In addition to loving fragrances, Blige is known to rock her signature big earrings and larger-than-life sunglasses. But will she enter the clothing arena? Maybe.

She partnered with designer  Catherine Malandrino to design t-shirts in support of her charity FFAWN. But Blige would rather do denim, creating a line where the average price tag is $300. She’s had meetings on the subject but hasn’t made a formal decision. In the meantime Blige is prepping for a  role as Nina Simone, for which she is studying French. Oui, that should be interesting.  The film is set to hit theaters in 2012.

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Style Profile: Mary J. Blige

March 26, 2010

Ravishing at the Annual Red Dress Gala. 
MJB does casual chic in an embellished sweater, leggings, and thigh-high boots.
In a body suit and booties at Jazz in the Gardens.
In a mint-colored Michael Kors dress. 
On the read carpet at the Grammys in magenta…
 And backstage in royal.
Shimmering in silver at a Pre-Grammy party.
In a sleek one-shoulder gown at the BET Honors Awards Show.
Promoting her FFAWN organization in a tee she and Catherine Malandrino designed.
Champagne wishes.
Red proves to be her color.
In her signature shades with a leather tote.
At BET’s Words & Music show. 
On stage in YSL pumps.
Stunna shades for the Queen!

The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Soul keeps her fashion fresh! Mary J. Blige goes for dresses with length and color when she’s working the red carpet, while you can find her in jeans and boots on the casual tip. Over the years she’s changed her style and gotten better with perfecting her look. She’s also a bag lady–carrying the latest handbags with flair and of course we couldn’t forget her signature shades when she steps out in front of the paparazzi. MJB knows how to keep it live. She’s on hot chocolate fashionista!

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Parties & Events: Hope Help & Relief Haiti

February 9, 2010
Mary J. Blige & Wyclef Jean

The Hope Help & Relief Haiti event was held last night in New York City at Urban Zen. On hand to celebrate were music and fashion elite including Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, Anna Wintour, Donna Karan, and Carolina Herrerra. The fashion industry has been forthcoming with its efforts to support the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake last month. We commend their efforts and continue to pray for the people of Haiti during this trying time.

Veronica Webb
Gayle King
Carolina Herrera
Cheryl “Salt” Wray
Tory Burch 
Jil Sander
Donna Karan
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Fashion & Style News: Mary J. Blige and Catherine Malandrino Join Forces

February 9, 2010
Malandrino and Blige

Mary J. Blige is continuing her plight to help women. She’s teamed up with famed designer Catherine Malandrino to create a t-shirt collection to empower women. The t-shirts will make their debut in stores beginning next week.

Blige and Malandrino will make an in-store appearance in Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan in hopes of bringing attention to Blige’s FFWAN foundation where Malandrino sits on the board. FFAWN or Foundation for the Achievement of Women Now. The shirts which come in hot off-the-shoulder styles with abstract designs. The shirts will start at $39 and will be sold in department stores and freestanding Catherine Malandrino stores.

Blige and Malandrino have affectionately dubbed the shirts T-Luxe for t-shirt luxury. Now that’s hot. 

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Fashion: Hottest Looks of the Week…and not so hot.

February 5, 2010
 Zoe Saldana – Hot
Kesha Kash – Not so Hot
Beyonce Knowles – Lukewarm
Melyssa Ford – Not so Hot
Flaviana Matata – Hot
Ciara – Hot
Rihanna – Not so Hot
Keri Hilson – Sorta Hot
Mary J. Blige – Lukewarm
Gabrielle Union – Lukewarm

Parties & Events: People’s Choice Awards Photos

January 7, 2010
Mary J. Blige makes this tan dress pop.
Amber Riley: full-figured and fabulous.
Dania Ramirez can really work some color.
Camille Winbush is ravishing in red.
A very pregnant Paula Patton.
Niecy Nash glowing in pink.
Nicole Scherzinger works the Egyptian eye look well.
Taraji P. Henson (in Alberta Ferretti gives us the cool shoulder.

The 2010 People’s Choice Awards took place last night in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater.

Trend Report: Cold Weather Gear Gets Stylish

January 4, 2010
Mary J. Blige wraps up in a chic scarf.

Stay chic while you stay warm with these fashionable warm weather accessories. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean your style has to suffer! These pics are sure to turn heads, even in zero below degree weather.

Nine West
Carolina Amato
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Celebrity News & Gossip: Mary J. Blige Clocks Husband?

December 27, 2009
MJB with Kendu. 

Sources allege that singer Mary J. Blige punched husband Kendu Issacs at her album release party. Singersroom blog reports that Issacs and Blige’s brother got into a fight and she went to break it up, while the New York Post reports that Blige punched her husband and was overheard saying, “What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?” Whatever the case we hope Blige and Issacs are on good terms and have handled this situation.

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CFB Photos: Mary J. Blige Signs "Stronger With Each Tear" at Best Buy

December 23, 2009
Mary J. Blige signed copies of her book Stronger With Each Tear at Best Buy in New York Tuesday evening in a comfy pair of Ugg boots.
Atmosphere at Best Buy.