As the seasons change so does your wardrobe. However, while we all have moments of wanting to revamp our entire closet with new pieces, not all of us have the luxury of spending hundreds on new clothes.
That’s where Micaela Erlanger — celebrity stylist to Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle Dockery, Diane Kruger, Ana de Armas and more — comes in handy! The New York native recently released her book, “How to Accessorize: A Perfect Finish to Every Outfit,” an everyday style guide filled with tips and tricks to complete any outfit with the perfect accessories. Apart from sharing her knowledge about the must-have bags and jewelry every woman should own, the rules of seasonality (which fabrics work for each season) and more, Erlanger also touches on how to reinvent your wardrobe using three fantastically simple accessorizing tricks. I had the opportunity to chat with Erlanger and get some tips on how to make the old feel new again.
“Sometimes it can feel daunting or complicated when you’re putting together an outfit and, as a stylist and expert in this area, I know that it doesn’t have to be so over complicated,” Erlanger tells me, adding that her book “gives an overview and simple step-by-step process of how to add a perfect finish to every outfit.”
Jason Mraz strongly believes that love is worth fighting for.
For the past couple of years, following the release of his fifth studio album, “Yes!,” the 41-year-old singer has been figuring out how his music, his passion and his purpose could align to continue to inspire others. Now, with the upcoming release of his latest LP, “Know,” Mraz is doing just that, but it wasn’t an easy ride.
“I was starting to get a bit nervous that I didn’t know what the world needed,” Mraz tells me exclusively over the phone about the difficulties he encountered during the process of creating “Know.” “Or that I didn’t know what I even had to offer.”
Where there’s Hope Mikaelson, there’s a way.
With only a couple episodes left until fans say goodbye to “The Originals,” viewers will either witness a happy ending or see the city of New Orleans go down in flames — it all depends on how Danielle Rose Russell’s character, Hope, decides to handle her emotions.
“Hope is extremely powerful,” Russell, 18, tells me over the phone ahead of episode nine, “We Have Not Long to Love.” “No one has seen what she can do. So, in the next coming episodes, we get to see how powerful she truly is, after all, [she has all] this combined magic inside of her.”
It’s a whole new chapter for Elijah Mikaelson.
As the final season of “The Originals” begins getting down to its most intense and heartbreaking moments, Wednesday’s episode, “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” showed fans what the suave suit-wearing vampire has been up to since his memory was erased by Marcel (Charles Michael Davis).
The emotional ride saw Elijah relearning his vampire ways, meeting his new love interest, Antoinette (Jaime Murray), rejecting his brother, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and shedding his Mikaelson name for good.
“The Originals'” final season has officially kicked off and already there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.
The season five premiere, “Where You Left Your Heart,” took fans right back to New Orleans, giving a brief update on what the Original family members have been up to over the past seven years. One in particular, Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt), has been living a fairy tale life with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) in New York. When viewers reconnect with the lovebirds, Marcel gets down on one knee and proposes to Rebekah, showing her two envelopes. One reads, “If you say yes,” and the other one says, “If you say no.” While it should have been an easy call, the moment quickly turned emotional when Rebekah didn’t immediately accept the stunning ring.
Ahead of episode two, “One Wrong Turn on Bourbon,” I caught up with Charles Michael Davis to discuss Marcel’s future with “the love of all his lives” Rebekah, why it took so long for him to propose and his return to New Orleans.
If you watch “Queer Eye,” you can thank Karamo Brown for your tears during every episode. The 37-year-old culture expert gives viewers some of the most endearing moments on the new Netflix reboot, bringing real and important topics to the forefront, as well as taking the men on an emotional journey that, yes, involve tears.
Fifteen years after the original “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” revolutionized TV, Netflix brought it back with a new Fab Five in a new area code. There’s Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming), Tan France (fashion) and Brown, who are impacting culture one makeover at a time — and receiving praise and acclaim while doing it.
“It has been a roller coaster of the best emotions ever,” Brown told me over the phone about how his life has been since the show premiered last month. “The reaction on social media has been great, each of the guys get hundreds of hundreds of positive messages from people saying how we’ve changed their lives, how they are laughing, how they’re crying, how they feel inspired. Suddenly we’ve become authorities around the world which is great.”
“Queer Eye” is back, and this time it’s headed to Georgia!
Back in 2003, Bravo debuted “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” a show where five gay men, known as the “Fab Five,” gave a heterosexual male a makeover, transforming his wardrobe, redecorating his home and giving him grooming, lifestyle and food advice.
Now, 15 years later, Netflix is rebooting the reality makeover show with a whole new “Fab Five” and relocating the series from New York to Georgia. The show embodies the same structure, transforming one man’s life per episode with the help of Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion).
2015 was the year Ana de Armas conquered Hollywood!
After starring in Eli Roth’s thriller “Knock Knock” with Keanu Reeves and Lorenza Izzo, the film opened the doors for the Cuban actress. I spoke with Armas about how she landed the role in “Knock Knock,” as well as how it is to be a Latina in Hollywood and her future projects.
This article was originally published on Variety Latino.
Back in 2015 I had the opportunity to interview Christina Milian for her new show on E! Below is the article about our chat!
Christina Milian is ready to take on the music world once again and this time she is letting us join her for the ride.
In her new reality series “Christina Milian Turned Up” on E! we will get an inside look at her personal life, professional life and see just how this talented star works hard for what she wants.
Born in New Jersey to Cuban parents, she had and has that fiery Latina spark in her eyes that makes her unique. From an early age Christina, or “Tina” as her family calls her, fought and worked hard to make her dreams come true. The Grammy nominated singer struck gold with hits like “AM to PM,” “Whatever U Want,” and “Dip It Low” and made us fall in love with films like “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.”
Of course there always comes a time when a star has to turn her lights down, let life happen and put her dreams on the back burner. The birth of her first child, daughter Violet, in 2010 made Christina take a break and focus on her baby girl.
But now with a fire that runs deep, Christina is getting back in the studio, doing things her way and letting us be part of her family.
Before The Wizarding World of Hary Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood opened to the public, I had the honor of going on a private tour of the magical castle and J.K. Rowling imagined land with “Harry Potter” production designer Alan Gilmore. Thanks to Variety, I got to speak with the art director, that was in charge of “Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Goblet of Fire,” about the newest park attraction. And the experience was unforgettable!
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