Divine Destinations: 5 beautiful getaway spots that will give you major FOMO

I love traveling as much as the next person, but it’s not about the fancy hotels, or dinner & cocktail date nights. It’s about the company you keep, the memories you make, and the adventures that you will remember for the rest of your life.

I actually just got back from a 3-day trip to Rhode Island with my boyfriend Matt to visit/meet his aunt, uncle, 3 cousins, their wives and kids (little munchkins).

We stayed at their beautiful home in East Greenwich. It was so awesome to be able to recharge and get away from the busy streets of NYC….or what I call a crazy cluster fuck of people who don’t know how to drive and have an actual conversation with someone without being rude or staring at you on a bus or train like you’re fucking insane.

It was a mini getaway that definitely made me want to stay there longer and never leave. On the first day, after we settled in, I got to meet everyone. It was funny because I had never been so nervous to meet anyone ever. But when I did, all my nerves flew out the window and began to feel more comfortable around them. His Aunt and Uncle were both so accommodating and very kind.

I was so glad I got to finally meet the rest of his family because I knew that they were excited to meet me since Matt has never taken anyone he’s dated up to Rhode Island before.

Everyone was so very sweet, that’s one of the reason’s why I wanted to stay there longer. But, also because we got to explore Rhode island. On the first day (I think it was Monday), we took a boat over to his Aunt & Uncle’s beach house. I was pumped, we relaxed, talked, had a great meal (grilled chicken, salmon, with brown rice and some good ol’ corn on the cob) and was surrounded by a beautiful blue ocean.

Then on Tuesday we decided to go with my boyfriend’s cousin Brian and his wife Liz to Block Island. We took a high-speed ferry there, then plopped ourselves down on lounge chairs by the beach and just laid in the sun until we started to get super hot. We then went for a little dip in the ocean. After that we went off to explore. Liz told us Block Island is known for their really good ice-cream, so we went to an ice cream shop nearby, I got a scoop of delicious brownie batter ice-cream and he got a chocolate peanut butter milkshake! So good. And yes I took a sip of his milkshake and liked it. I could not resist.

Then went to a clothing store to buy some really cool block island merch. Two block Island sweaters.

After our shopping spree, we went to a little Italian restaurant called ‘Aldo’s’ and ate a huge Meat Lovers pizza pie. And let me tell you something, that pizza was better than any Domino’s or Pizza Hut Pizza pie.

Sorry not Sorry.

Then we came back to the beach and sat in the sun, took another dip in the ocean, and ordered 1 Tropical Peachtini for me and a Chocolate Martini for Matt! Oh, and don’t worry I took a sip of his drink this time too, and it tasted like chocolate heaven.

Overall it was a really fun trip and I will never forget it. 🙂

Now, here are 5 beautiful getaway spots you will love:

 1. Venice, Italy

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Although iv’e never been to Venice, Italy, it’s on my bucket list of places that I want to visit! It’s a city of great beauty, good food and amazing architecture!

You can also visit many Venice, Italy staples, such as; St Mark’s Basilica, it is located in the Piazza San Marco, where you will witness some of the greatest Byzantine art work of all time.

There’s also  Ponte di Rialto

Venecia desde Puente de Rialto #venecia #venice #venezia #pontodirialto

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 Another famous landmark in Venice, Italy that attracts many tourist groups because of it’s unique beauty and there are also a few old-fashioned clothing and jewelry shops nearby. Very convenient!

Then there is Torcello Island which is the perfect place for you lovebirds out there to relax and have some quality time together without being hounded by the annoying tourists. And Venice is actually only 45 minutes away from the island, so don’t worry! Some interesting facts about the island, according to travelthruhistory.com’s “Torcello: the forgotten Venice Italy” an article written by Paul Millward. He says, “Torcello was the first island to be settled in the lagoon, long before the present day Venice. Its origins are founded on a series of mystical revelations. The people of the lagoon were originally from the Roman city of Altino which came under threat in the 5th century from barbarian invasion.”

And if you decide to go to Torcello Island, he recommends that you stay at Loconda Cipriani, the Restaurant Inn Bar, it’s both a restaurant and a hotel.  It is owned by the Cipriani family. Also many celebrities have dined, held events and stayed the night there as well. In the fall of September, 1957, American Heiress Barbara Hutton held a big soiree at the Inn.

The History of Locanda Cipricani

via locandacipriani.com

 In 1953, Giuseppe Cipriani turned this once modest wine and oil store into a restaurant and Inn. He ran the inn alongside his wife’s sister Gabriella.

Then, in the 80’s Giuseppe’s daughter Carla, took over for him who was joined later on by her brother, Bonifacio Brass.

Bonifacio is currently the sole owner of Locanda Ciriano.

In 1948, American Novelist, Ernest Hemingway had stayed for lunch at the Inn. Along with Princess Diana and Singer/songwriter Elton John.

They held many fabulous parties, even weddings, corporate meetings and banquets!

It’s a beautiful island full of incredible history.

So, here’s the info for Locanda Cipriani:

Address: Piazza S. Fosca, 29 – 30012, Torcello, Venice, Italy

       Tel:  (+39) 041 730150

And you can email them at: info@locandacipriani.com

2. Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is the most famous island in Greece by way of the Aegean sea, with it’s beautiful crystal blue beaches and summer parties. It’s easy to see why Mykonos is everyone’s favorite getaway hot-spot.

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It is known for their huge parties and dance club atmosphere. Mykonos has two seperate villages, Chora and Ano Mera.

Chora, also known as Mykonos Town is the most popular village among tourists because of it’s beauty and the way it has been designed, the cobble stoned narrow streets make it look more homey and quite quaint.

Ano Mera on the other-hand is quiet and small. And has more of a variety of activities to do. you can go on a group bike ride, do a few excursions, like the Jeep safari excursion, or “go under the sea”. You can also visit Gyzi Castle, which is a beautiful monastery located on a hill above Ano Mera where you can see all of Ano Mera in it’s glory!

Besides the nightlife activities, you can go on a little shopping spree in Mykonos during the day with your girlfriends, go to Maurizio Mykonos and buy yourself a chic Grecian outfit! If you’re super hungry, go check out one of Mykonos’ local restaurants, perhaps a little eatery called, ‘Eva’s Garden‘.

Eva’s Garden is located at: Goumenios Square, Mikonos 846 00, Greece.

To make a reservation, call: +30 2289 022160

3.  The Maldives

#mauldives

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The Maldives are located in South Asia, which is also connected to many other islands such as; the Ari Atoll Island, according to Wiki pages, the island is located “in the west of the archipelago”.

Maafushi Island is the “proposed capital for the Medhu Uthuru Province of the Maldives”.

And Hulhumalé island is located “in the south of North Male Atoll, Maldives.”

The activities at the Maldives are endless!

You can go with a group of your closest friends on a cruise excursion throughout the island on a dhoni (it’s basically a really cool boat, you can read all about it on visitmaldives.com) where you will view some of the most popular sights and you can also do a little fishing and surfing. Or you can swim with dolphins in the beautiful blue sea!

You can also go on a picnic with your significant other and enjoy a day by the island. And at night there’s many clubs and local bars that you can check out, so you can go dance the night away or just have a relaxing evening with your family and friends, enjoy some good grub and fruity cocktails that await you! The Maldives have the best restaurants around, from Italian to Mediterranean, or even Japanese cuisine and their signature “Maldivian meals”.

There’s also a few spas on the island as well to help you recharge and find your inner peace.

So, don’t be afraid to try new things on this trip! Because there’s nothing better than the Mauldivan way.

#holiday #beach #mauldives #swing#relax

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4. Barcelona, Spain

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From the rustic, Spanish-style homes to the mesmerizing seaside-views, no wonder Barcelona is the place to be!  Apparently Barcelona is known for it’s beautiful  and unique stained glass architecture and huge churches! *Can I get an amen?*

Feast on Barcelona’s old-fashioned Spanish-style cuisine at one of their most popular restaurants called, ‘La Pubilla’. La Pubilla is known for their exotic flavors and spices.  Go have a sexy time and eat some delicious  platillos and tapas at the bar!

Or…you can chow down on La Pubilla’s divine ‘Beef sirloin with truffled butter, ratte and roast pepper’ and for dessert, try the ‘Caramelized french toast with tonka bean ice cream’ or the  amazing ‘Chocolate hot cake with milk ice cream’ (via the Dinner and Dessert Menu, lapubilla.cat/menu-at-la-pubilla)

La Pubilla info:

Address: Plaça de la Llibertat, 23, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

Tel: +34 932 18 29 94

You can do a little sightseeing and visit Park Güell, which is a public park located on Carmel hill in Barcelona. When you’re at the park, you will see some very interesting artifacts, and sculptures. Park Guell is also known for it’s beautiful gardening.

You can also go to La Rambla, Barcelona which is basically a mini mall perfect for shopping and getting that good Barcelona merch! According to wiki pages, they hold a lot of street festivals as well!

So, Barcelona it up, you will have so much fun!

Here’s a little Barcelona, Spain travel guide for you:

 ‘Top 10 Things To Do in Barcelona | Spain Travel Guide’

Video by the vagabrothers

5. Nice, France

This time yesterday 😭 #nicefrance #cotedazur

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Nice, France is a city that is located on the French Rivera by way of the ‘Baie des Anges shores’.

Nice is known for it’s beautiful mansion-like homes, exotic culture, and Promenade des Anglais, which is like a fancy name for a relaxing walk on the beach. (via wiki pages)

It’s also in close proximity to Saint Tropez, Cannes, and Monaco.

Misconception: It’s definitely not like Paris, France or any of the cities in France. It’s more on the tropical, beach-y side.

You can also see that it has a sort of old-Italian vibe to it, the way all the buildings have been designed.

Musee Matisse, also known as “Museum of France”  is one of Nice’s most famous museums, it showcases famous French Painter, Henri Matisse’s beautiful artwork and is (according to musee-matisse-nice.org)  the “heritage site of Cimiez monastery” which is also called the ‘Cimiez Gardens’

Hmm, very interesting isn’t it?

As for activities, You can go parasailing on the beach, white river rafting, and paddle boarding! Or you can go on a running tour of Nice, catch a glimpse of the famous landmarks, like the La Colline du Chateau Park or visit Old Town (also known as, Vieux Nice, or ‘Old Nice’)  and their amazing local markets and crepe shops! I mean, who wouldn’t want a delicious sweet crepe in Nice?!

There’s also something that you should know: Nice stands for the, ‘National Institute for Clinical Excellence’. Pretty cool.

Here’s a travel guide for Nice, France:

 

‘TRAVEL GUIDE: Top Things to Do in Nice, France’

Video by @Kristen & Siya

OK my little travelers, that’s all from me today! I hope you love this post and go visit all 5 of these Divine Destinations!

*fyi: the featured image I have of Venice, Italy with the colorful buildings and the boat in the water is from Getty Images & WeHeartIt*

Till next time…..

xx

Britt

 

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If you’re thinking about having sex for the first time, here’s everything you need to know

“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex”― Hunter S. Thompson

Your First Time

There’s nothing more romantic than having sex for the first time…or is it?

Sex can be nerve-racking AF, but if you’re really in love with the guy/girl that you’re going to get it on with, then there really shouldn’t be a problem. Unless he’s like super hairy or maybe has a big ego then you’re f*cked.

Your first sexual encounter should be special and maybe a tad bit awkward because you’re not used to a guy all up in “your business”. But, don’t worry that’s completely normal.

You don’t need to do anything ridiculous like say, talk dirty to your partner during sex. That’s completely unnecessary and kind of creepy if you ask me. If he asks you to, then yes it’s totally fine, but don’t do it just because you think it’s “sexy” or “cool”.

This is not Fifty Shades of Grey

So, don’t even try it.

Don’t ask your partner to do BDSM role-play because it’s your first time. Be gentle, relax and just go with the flow. If you just do that it will be much easier for you to enjoy it. And yes, i’m talking to you gentlemen.

Also, if you’re planning on doing the whole ‘dom & sub’ thing like Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey do in Fifty Shades of Grey, don’t. Because it’s just going to end up being a total shit show. And tbh, it’s actually much more complicated than it looks on-screen.

And guys, please don’t act like you know what you’re doing…when you probably didn’t even know how to put a condom on a banana in sex-ed.

Yes girls, your first time will be painful, and you’re probably going curse, cry and scream

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But, don’t worry it’s totally normal.

It’s true, when you first have sex it hurts. Like a bitch. But that’s because your body is not used to it yet (all of that “pressure”).

The key is to remain calm, because if you start panicking then it will hurt even more and then you will start to bleed down there.

Yes there will be blood, literally. But, again that is normal. So just stay calm, cool and collected then you won’t have a problem.

Sex isn’t scary, It’s only scary if you start doing stupid sh*t like that. And nobody wants that right? Especially since it’s your first time, because you don’t want to have a really terrible sexual experience. If you do, then you’ll probably never want to have sex ever again. So, It’s important that you know all of this so that you don’t ask ” “Do I need to go to the ER?” “Am I having my period?” when all of this happens.

And no girls you are not having your period. It’s just normal blood. Nothing more.

You’re going to be dealing with a lot of mixed emotions afterwards

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Girls, especially.

But that’s OK. You’re trying to process what just happened:

You’ve just had sex for the first time with a guy you love/have strong feelings for.

And that’s f*cking scary.

The thing is, you probably always had this picture in your mind of what it would feel like after you have lost your virginity. It’s way different than you would imagine it to be. You’re going to be confused, scared, and really emotional. You’re going to regret everything, or worry that something bad will happen to you and your partner (pregnancy, STD, etc).

Those are normal feelings to have, trust me. I know from personal experience.

You have to know that nothing will happen, unless you didn’t use protection. Then, yeah there’s a 90% chance that something will happen. Obviously you know that and i’m not going to go into detail on how to put on a condom. Because this is not sex-ed.

But otherwise, you will be just fine. All you have to do is remind yourself that sex is a really beautiful experience between two people who love each other or maybe have really strong feelings for one another.

And yes, you’re going to have a million questions about what you just did. You’re going to question whether it felt good or not, or was there anything that bothered me? Was I good in bed? Did my partner like what I was doing? Did he/she enjoy it? Did anything happen afterwards? Was I supposed to do this or that? Were we doing it the right way? Basically everything.

But, as long as you both were enjoying the experience then that’s all that should matter.

Sex is beautiful, romantic, wild, passionate and everything in between

image via @GIPHY

It’s everything, everything.

And that’s the truth. It’s so much more than just “awkward sex“.

It’s this incredibly intimate human connection.

It’s pleasurable sex, that can also can be a little sweaty and sticky, but sweet at the same time. It doesn’t have to be defined by one moment, one word. It could be defined by everything.

Two people falling in love while doing this super intimate thing is by far the most amazing experience you can ever have.

And after you do it once, you will have no trouble doing it again and you will love it! There is also a chance that you may not love it the first or 2nd time around.

But, whatever you choose to do with that experience, it will be worth it in the end.

Because there is no greater love than the love that you will experience.

              So my loves,

         Love hard, and don’t ever stop.

Here are a few cute couples photos + videos from movies

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The infamous “love scene” from The Notebook staring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

_ I love you. Most ardently. -pride and prejudice

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Cutest movie couple in history, am I right?! 🎞❣️ #grease

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sebastian & annette — cruel intentions • "im impressed" "well im in love" ICONIC

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The featured image of the couple in the ocean is from @weheartit

xx,

Britt

FASHION INSPO: DUA LIPA

Dua Lipa is not just a singer/songwriter who is known for her feminist approach to music and continually drops the most bomb ass bops iv’e ever heard, but she is also a style icon. Dua Lipa is always changing the game when it comes to fashion and loves to take huge risks. I mean, isn’t that what fashion is all about? Having your own sense of style?

Yes, it is. But Dua Lipa’s style is one-of-a-kind and super high fashion with grunge vintage-y vibes. From a baby pink silk slip dress (speaking of pink, she also wore a hot pink matching crop top and high-wasted slit bottoms to the London premiere of ‘Baby Driver’ last year) to a navy blue and red polka-dotted ruffled top and skirt creation by designer Marianna Senchina and her signature sporty lewk ft a very sexy bra top and athletic leisure pants.

Whatever look Dua has on, she rocks it pretty damn good. I think the reason why I love her style so much is that it’s so different than anything iv’e ever seen *no shade to other fashion icons* But it’s true! You have to have stay trendy and think outside of the box in order to become a fashion icon and she does that without a doubt.

Taking risks is all part of why fashion was created, so that women and men could dress anyway they want to. Here’s a tip, if you really want to become a fashion icon or maybe spice up your lewks a little bit, then all you gotta do is be willing to embrace change. Be bold and daring. Add a little…how you say? Avant-garde. And if you do that, you’ll be fashion icon-ready!

So here are some of my favorite lewks on Dua Lipa:

Dua 🔥 @dualipa

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#dua#duastyle#dualipafashion

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WOW. We’ve finally hit 5k and I want to thank every single one of you so so much! This has been an incredible period of time for me. I’ve had something to do for once as well😂 but seriously all I want is to share content of one of my idols with people who love her as much as I do! Thank you for helping me get this far! Here’s to another 5k✨ . – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – #dualipa #dualipafanaccount #dualipaqueen #dua #lipa #dualipanewrules #dualipaedit #dualipafan #dualipafans #dualipalovers #dualipanews #dualipatour #dualipaconcert #dualipafanpage #dualipamusic #dualipaalbum #dualipafollow #dualipaidgaf #beautiful #5k #dualipaforpresident #dualipafashion #badgalriri #riri #dualipahotterthanhell #dualipalostinyourlight #dualipabetheone #fan #dualipaselftitledtour

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Dua Lipa at the Pre Grammys Gala.

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Sabías que DUA significa AMOR en albanés. 💖 #dualipa #duachile🔥🇨🇱

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Love them❤

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Bbyyy #dualipa #dualipafans #dualipaqueen #dualipalovers #dua

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Hottt💋 #dualipa #dualipafans #dualipaqueen #dualipalovers #dua

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💎 Some of my fav styles Fashion lady 😋 خب كدوم ؟ @dualipa

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Dua with her boyfriend in a jean jacket and black leather pants

I have this one edit that I can't wait to post 💕💕💕

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A more closer look at this lewk Dua wore recently

chic AF. #StreetStyle

Loved this vintage-y lewk

that pink lewk

#dualipa#dualipaedit #dualipafans #dualipaqueen #dualipalovers#dualoves

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More of @dualipa today

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dua lipa image

📷 by @weheartit

& some of my favorite songs:

‘New Rules’

‘One Kiss’

‘Lost in your light ft Miguel’

&

‘IDGAF’

my featured image with Dua Lipa with pink hair is from @weheartit & her instagram

xx

Britt

 

 

TRENDZ: The classic, but ultra sexci slip dress

 Summer is here and you know what that means? Stripping down to your itty bitty short shorts and halter crop top or perhaps an ultra sexci slip dress that will “bring all the boyz to the yard”.  The slip dress trend was worn by many famous women back in the 90’s,  (via CRBook) including Gwyneth Paltrow, Model and Fashion icon Kate Moss, Model Linda Evangelista, the fabulous Carolyn Besette-Kennedy and Winona Ryder.

 They basically made it into a fashion phenomenon, for all women. Now Rihanna, Sienna Miller and Kendall Jenner are seen wearing them out to clubs, on dinner dates with their secret *but not-so-secret BAEs* or on the red carpet. They also make you feel confident in your own skin. I know a lot of women who struggle with body image issues, the slip dress will make you feel better about who you are on the outside and inside. It’s also versatile: you can wear it long or short.

Because, honey I struggle with body image issues as well and I am not afraid to admit that. But, there’s nothing wrong with taking risks and showing off all your curves! That’s what I love about the slip dress because women of all sizes can wear it!

Reverse Lace-Trim Slip Dress

You can buy this *chic* Reverse Lace-Trim Slip Dress @forever21

for just $22.99

it comes in Black, Ruby red and this Blush pink color

*IMAGE CREDIT: FOREVER 21*

You can also buy more slip dresses from @Missguided

Like this black crepe slip dress

It comes in black, khaki, mustard, pink and orange!

Here are some Slip dress lewks on your fave celebs:

Model Kate Moss

#katemossstyle when you are young

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🥀

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Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

throwback ❤️

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Winona Ryder

flawless ™️ @ night on earth premiere 91

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Rihanna

🎱 @badgalriri

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☔️ @badgalriri

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Sienna Miller

#SiennaMiller#TommyHilfiger #Ensemblewithjewellery

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Kendall Jenner

Kenny style #kendalljennerstyle #kendalljenner

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Selena Gomez

Loving yourself is the greatest revolution #selenagomez #selenagomezstyle

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Білизняний стиль – це, що «крихкість жіночого тіла» чи «пошук абсурдного»? 😂 Пошук нових трендів спонукав відомих дизайнерів до створення унікального стилю, одним з таких і став – «❤білизняний❤», який здобув популярність всього пару років тому, однак сьогодні використовується як один з провідних в колекціях Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Celine і багатьох інших. 🔝Первина ідея – показати крихкість жіночого тіла, жіночність, гармонію, тендітність та ніжність! Саме тому, відомі та знамениті підхопили цю ідею і навіть почали відшивати цілі колекції самостійно! Однією з таких стала, Роузі Гантінгтон-Вайтлі, 💰 найбільш оплачувальна англійська супермодель, 🔥переможниця рейтингів "Hot 100" журналів Maxim і FHM. Найбільш відома як «ангел» 😇 Victoria's Secret (так, так, іронічно через підпис моєї сторінки). На фото Роузі позує в елегантній сукні-комбінації в підлогу, дизайн якої, між іншим, розробила самостійно. 😜Та що це за сказ?😜 Чи дійсно лаконічні сукні на бретельках з найтонших тканин здатні прикувати око і змусити милуватися вигинами і пластикою рухів? 🤔Чи зголосилися слідувати модним тенденціям, а чи краще залишили особисте для свого простору?😌 Давайте поділимося думками? Отож, так чи ні? До речі на фото наша моделька) #розихантингтонуайтли #rosiehuntingtonwhiteley #rosiehuntingtonwhitely #angle

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Hailey Baldwin

I love you so much 💗 @haileybaldwin

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a hot girl 🧡 #haileybaldwin

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Britt

IT’S A LEWK: CFDA Awards Best Dressed

I know what you’re going to say, “this happened a week ago, why the f*ck are you writing about it now?!” well because, it’s called having a f*cking life. I’m late to the game, but that doesn’t mean I can’t write about it right? well I am now. don’t judge me, k?

Every year the CFDA honors the Crème de la Crème of FASHION. This year was no different. The host of the night was Actress Issa Rae, who stars in the show ‘Insecure’ took the opportunity to throw some shade at Kanye West for that infamous “slavery is a choice” comment that he made during an interview with Harvey Levin for TMZ Live.

She said, “I’m about as fashionable as Kanye is black. Only when it’s convenient. That joke was my choice, just like slavery.” DAMNNNN gurl, get him!

Oh, and Issa said this in front of his wife Kim. I could only imagine what her facial expression was. #SorryNotSorry

Actress Busy Phillips presented the influencer award to Kim Kardashian.

And her speech was quite amusing, she said, “I’m kind of shocked I’m winning a fashion award when I’m naked most of the time,” she joked. (lolz this is so true)  “But this is seriously such an honor,” she continued, “so thank you to the CFDA for this award!”

Kim ended the speech with a little sentimental memory, “it was maybe seven years ago when I had a publicist and she asked what were my goals, what were my dreams, and I said I just want to be on the cover of a fashion magazine, and she said to me, ‘Let’s get some realistic goals because that will never happen.’ And so of course I sent her my Vogue cover when it came out, an autographed copy, but so it’s really a trip to me that now I’m up here getting an award for fashion when it’s something that I’ve always loved so thank you so much for this. It means a lot.”

Although, some people felt that she didn’t deserve to get this award. She is a fashion icon for young women of today. But, is she an influencer? no. There are plenty of other qualified women who I think would be worthy of receiving this award, Selena Gomez?  Actress Nina Dobrev (who looked absolutely stunning in a Zac Posen gown on the CFDAs red carpet and rocking an asymmetrical hairdo!), or Natalie Portman? or Yara Shahidi? or Rose Mcgowan for her efforts in empowering young women to stand up to their abusers/powerful men in the film industry. I know it’s about fashion, but why should it just be all about fashion? Make the #CFDAs about more important issues that women are dealing with now.

With that said, here are my best dressed CFDA Awards Nominees:

 Nina is having a little ‘Marilyn Monroe moment’, so adorable! 🙂

Nina took Zac Posen  as her date to the CFDA awards!

Loved this look on Nina, she looked like a literal princess!

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Model Irina Shayk in a vivacious cheetah print Diane Von Furstenberg gown!

Issa Rae wearing a dress by Pyer Moss

#redcarpet #GigiHadid at #CFDAAwards at Brooklyn Museum in #versace

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Gigi Hadid wearing Versace

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Kendall Jenner wearing a Lavender feather Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress

Sara Sampaio in a gorgeous J. Mendel gown

Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a scarlet red mini dress by Tommy Hilfiger

Shanina Shaik looking like an ethereal beauty in a creation by Israel-born fashion designer, Kobi Halperin.

Jourdan Dunn wearing a dress by Michael Kors

Kaia Gerber wearing an ensemble by Alexander Wang

Emily Ratajkowski wearing a floral print dress by Brock Collection

Gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o wearing a dress by Versace

Runway Kween Naomi Campbell wearing a fiery red *tina turner vibes* dress by  Calvin Klein *love the Tina Turner inspired lewk!*

Joan Smalls in a lovely two-piece ensemble by Brandon Maxwell

Lily Aldridge wearing a vintage-style-floral-print dress by Brock Collection *seeing a theme there!* *lots of florals*

my fave Tracee Ellis Ross in a dress by Carolina Herrera

Olivia Culpo in a yellow Rebecca Minkoff dress

WOAH 😍🙌🏾🔥 #cfdaawards

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Ciara is wearing a minidress by Monse

Madeline Brewer wearing a dress by Tanya Taylor

Lais Riberio in a dress by Cushnie et Ochs

Martha Hunt in a dress by Thom Browne

Camila Mendes wearing a Reem Acra dress

’13 reasons why’ Actress Katherine Langford wearing a Prabal Gurung Pantsuit

Karlie Kloss in Jason Wu

Eve Hewson in a Pantsuit by Dior

#CFDAAwards

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Josephine Skriver in Zuhair Murad

Leomie Anderson in a head-to-toe matching satin bralette and pants duo

Toni Garrn in an emerald green slip dress by FRAME

Grace Elizabeth in a floral print dress by Michael Kors

Eva Chen wearing a ALTUZARRA Pre-Fall 2017  slit dress

I chose this non-red carpet photo of Model Winnie Harlow from the CFDAs because it captures her beauty so well and the dress! She is wearing a Tommy Hilfiger gown and Bulgari Jewelry

Diana Agron is wearing a petal rose colored one-shoulder Monse dress

Elsa Hosk in a black pantsuit by FRAME

Lara Stone in a black minidress by FRAME

Chanel Iman is wearing a Nicole Miller gown

Jasmine Sanders aka Golden Barbie in a black velvet Vera Wang dress

Kehlani wearing a yellow Phillip Lim dress

Here’s a look at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion icon Acceptance Award speech:

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And a look at Issa Rae’s intro speech:

video by @CFDA

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And no I did not include Kim’s red carpet outfit because tbh, it sucked. And looked very similar to what she’s worn in the past, sorry Kim K fans.

xx,

Britt

TRENDZ: Flirty n thriving in see-thru sheer

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*I WANNA BE THIRTY, FLIRTY AND THRIVING*

Well, ladies you’re going to be flirty and thriving alright…with some chic SHEER lewks, that is!

Now if you want to be *flirty & thriving* you have to dress the part, right? And sheer is the perfect combination of flirty and sassy, which is great for summer because you want to keep it fun n sexci too! Summer is all about having fun in the sun, so we want lewks that are going to reflect that idea.

The trick to making your sheer lewks flirty and thriving is simple: just make sure you feel good wearing it, and choose a lewk that reflects your personality. Maybe a sheer see-through mini dress (*like kendall did at the Cannes film festival in the white Schiaparelli 2017  Haute Couture gown or that sexi little green Alexandre Vauthier chain-mail baby minidress*), off-the-shoulder style? or maybe spaghetti straps or perhaps if you want that all-natural beach-y look go with a long sheer see-thru maxi dress and pair with your fave accessories, like a statement choker or some fab wedges! or a sheer see-thru crop top? or sheer see-through mesh style?

Whatever sheer lewks you choose is up to you, but you have to werk it and make it your own. Originality is key, but sometimes you have to go outside the box! And that’s important, especially in fashion. But it’s also about female empowerment,  and most of all body confidence. it’s freeing to go out there and embrace your body with a powerful statement like that. And I’m not just talking about freeing the nipple, i’m talking about showing off your womanly physique and saying “f*ck u” to the naysayers and the stuck up snobs in the fashion industry!

So I will end this blog post with a piece of advice: if you have a dream of one day becoming a fashion writer for a magazine like I do, just wait and be patient! it will come for you. But know this: not everyone is as talented as you, and don’t let anyone take that from you, because you know you’re worth, just prove it.

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*sheer inspo,  Kween Aaliyah!*

You can buy a cute little sheer top from @REVOLVE by Free People for just $40, there’s also SHEER maxi dresses available @FOREVER21 for only $23.

And then there’s this chic sheer maxi dress for $11.99!

sheer top on riri, she lewks fire!

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Britt

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A look back at the Royal Wedding and Why Meghan Markle is the feminist we never knew we truly needed

*the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex have arrived*  Harry and Meghan were married inside Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel in front of 600 guests. The Royals were seated across from Meghan’s family (including mother Doria Ragland, and stylist BFF Jessica Mulroney, along with other relatives and close friends)  Notably absent was Meghan’s father who did not attend his daughter’s wedding due to the fact that he was having heart surgery.

MEGHAN’S WALK DOWN THE AISLE WAS A POWERFUL FEMINIST STATEMENT: Meghan had opted to walk herself down the aisle, and then was met by father-in-law Charles, Prince of Wales who walked her the rest of the way.

video by: @ET

The walk alone was powerful, it didn’t need words or an explanation. Because, what Meghan did was show that she is a strong, independent woman, much like her mother Doria. That was her goal from the very beginning. Yes it was non-traditional, but she wanted to defy tradition. And so, she did.

A MODERN-DAY CINDERELLA: Channeling her inner ‘Cinderalla’ Meghan wore a classic custom-made boatneck style Givenchy gown designed by British Designer, Clare Waight Keller. As told by Kensington Palace on Twitter, Clare is the “first female Artistic Director of Givenchy”. Meghan wore a 16-and-a-half-foot silk tulle veil. The floral detailing on the veil was specifically made to represent all of the 53 U.K. Commonwealth countries.

THE BRIDAL BOUQUET x A NOD TO PRINCESS DIANA: The Bridal Bouquet that Meghan is holding, was filled with beautiful ‘Forget Me Not’ flowers that Harry had picked out to be put into the bouquet, because it was his mother’s favorite flower!

VEIL DETAILING: According to  Royal.UK,  “Each flower was worked flat, in three dimensions to create a unique and delicate design. The workers spent hundreds of hours meticulously sewing and washing their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and threads pristine.”

THE PRINCESS-STYLE TIARA: For the big day, the bride wore Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara

THE PAGE BOYS & BRIDESMAIDS: As Meghan walked down the aisle she was accompanied by 4 adorable page boys and 6 bridesmaids! Ryan and Remi Litt, Meghan’s Goddaughters, (daughters of close friend Benita Litt), Brian, John and Ivy Mulroney (Jessica Mulroney’s kids), Princess Charlotte and Prince George, (son and daughter to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), Zalie Warren, (Goddaughter of Prince Harry, daughter of Jake Warren), Florence Van Cutsem, Goddaughter of Prince Harry, (she is the daughter of Alice and Nicholas Van Cutsem), and Jasper Dyer, (Godson of Prince Harry, he is the son of Amanda and Mark Dyer), via CNN.

NOTHING BUT SWEET WORDS FOR HIS BRIDE AT THE ALTAR: It’s safe to say, Harry and Meghan are very much in love, but when Harry saw Meghan walk down the aisle in that beautiful gown, he lost it and started tearing up! ❤️  #CouplesGoals

Also, if you’re wondering what exactly Harry said to Meghan at the altar, COSMO has the scoop from lip-reading expert, James Freeston of 121captions

When Meghan arrived at the altar, he greeted her with a simple, “hi”

Then Harry turned to Meghan who was standing beside him and said, “Are you OK? You look amazing.”

and then bit his lip. *swoon*

He then followed that up with, “I’m so lucky”

Meghan smiled and replied, “Thank you.”

Other lip-readers noticed that they actually said “I love you” to each other

Also Harry had a very ‘cheeky’ moment when he nervously said, “I’m shitting it” to Meghan IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!!!

THE LIFTING OF THE VEIL: this was actually my favorite part, aside from Harry whispering sweet nothings to his soon-to-be-wife, when Harry lifted Meghan’s veil off of her face, there was an instant glow, she was smiling ear to ear. She looked so in love with him.

video by @BBCNEWS

That brings me to THIS:

THE ADORABLE GLANCES: They were equally smitten with one another, glancing at each other and smiling throughout the ceremony. It was super cute and romantic at the same time! Honestly, I don’t think Harry has ever smiled or lovingly glanced at a woman like that since forever *sorry Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas*

*they are smitten and it shows*

BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY’S SOULFUL SPEECH ON LOVE: *the facial expressions coming from the royal family were priceless* a definite cultural difference.

video by @CBSThisMorning

“We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love”,  Bishop curry preached. *an MLK quote*

I loved his speech about love, it’s what set this wedding apart from the other “traditional” royal weddings. He was speaking from the heart, but also delivering a speech that speaks volumes. Harry and Meghan were so in awe of his speech, they smiled, laughed and lovingly glanced at each other when the Bishop said, “a new world, a new human family” referencing to Harry and Meghan eventually becoming parents, that was very cute! *Harry and Meghan babies ahhhh can’t wait!*

video by @ABC News (Australia)

 ‘STAND BY ME’:  The Kingdom Choir’s (led by Karen Gibson) beautiful rendition of Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me’ had everyone in tears. it was by far the best moment of the entire wedding. The couple were caught smiling at each other, while Harry lovingly caressed Meghan’s hand during the performance, it was very sweet and romantic. 🙂 it also had me in tears because Iv’e never seen a couple so in love with one another as Meghan and Harry are, they were so attentive, supportive, and just beyond amazing to one another throughout the wedding.

THE CELEBRITY GUESTS: Obviously Meghan’s ‘Suits’ Co-Stars were there, Meghan’s on-screen “husband” Patrick J. Adams with PLL Actress wife, Troian Bellisario, Sarah Rafferty, Gabriel Macht with wife Jacinda Barrett, Rick Hoffman,  Gina Torres, and Abigail Spencer. Oprah went as well (surprising!), Idris Elba and his fiance Sabrina Dhowre, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and her husband, Priyanka Chopra, Tom Hardy with wife Charlotte Riley, Sir Elton John and his husband, Victoria and David Beckham, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Joss Stone, James Corden and wife Julia Carey, and James Blunt.

THE COUPLE’S FIRST KISS AS HUSBAND AND WIFE/ DUKE & DUTCHESS OF SUSSEX:

*A real-life Cinderella moment*

Royal Kiss💏 How can you not be inspired by these two?😍 Congratulations to Meghan and Harry on setting new wedding trends, making their own traditions, keeping their wedding style simple and so meaningful!👌 Here’s to a new and happy chapter in your life! To a lifetime of adventure, love and happiness with each other! May you always live life to the fullest, laugh often and love eternally…❤️ #royalwedding #meghanandharry #thisislove #gourmetyourlife 📷 @kensingtonroyal . . #royalfamily #harryandmeghan #meghanmarkle #princeharry #wedding #trends #weddingday #beautiful #bride #weddingdress #happymoments #happiness #love #weddingphotography #lovestory #loveislove #lovelife #picoftheday #instadaily #romantic #gourmet #moments #weddingdecor #flowers

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It was like a fairy-tale. Literally. A lip reader said that before they had their magical first kiss as husband and wife, Meghan asked Harry, “do we kiss now?” and Harry replied, “Yeah”. And the crowd cheered!

THE CARRIAGE RIDE THROUGH WINDSOR:

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They also shared a romantic *sneaky* second kiss! How lovely!! They took a carriage ride through Windsor to greet the crowds of people, waving at everyone and Meghan was in shock at how many people were there waiting for them to appear. It was very much a magical day for the couple.

Then the carriage ride was finished. But the the wedding festivities continued. The couple attended the queen’s luncheon and then the black-tie reception aka the after-party at Frogmore House.

MEGHAN AND HARRY DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY: It was black-tie, romantic and full of magical moments. Prince Charles hosted the party where Idris Elba served as the DJ for the night playing classic soul music. Some of the guests, (including Serena Williams) indulged in some fun beer pong games. Meghan and Harry had their first dance as Husband and Wife to Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, and guests feasted on mini “dirty” burgers, yummy bacon and sausage sandwiches, CandyFloss, and funky rum & ginger “When Harry Met Meghan” (a twist on an old movie classic) cocktails.

MEGHAN’S SWEET SPEECH TO HER NEW HUSBAND HARRY: According to Harper’s Bazaar, Meghan declared her undying love for Harry whom she said she “loved with all of her heart” and that she “can’t wait to start their next chapter together” as husband and wife!

Oh and that she knew he was “the one” from the very beginning!

Meghan ended the speech with, “I have found my prince”. *SO DAMN SWEET!*

Meghan also thanked her mother Doria for her unwavering support, and said, “you have always been there for me through everything.” She also thanked her royal in-laws for welcoming her into the family with open arms!

HARRY’S SWEET SPEECH TO HIS NEW WIFE: Harry commended Meghan for handing the “public eye with such grace and dignity” and guests let out a cheer when he called Meghan “his wife”.  So cute! *swoon-worthy*

PRINCE CHARLES EMOTIONAL SPEECH TO SON HARRY: According to @PopSugar, Charles made everyone teary-eyed when he said this, “he was proud of the man his son has grown into” and “pleased to be asked to walk Meghan down the aisle and was happy to help out”

Prince Charles ended the speech with, “My darling old Harry, I’m so happy for you.” and that “he was really happy for both of them”. Guests just lost it when he said, “my darling old Harry” It was the highlight of the evening!

WILLIAM’S BEST MAN SPEECH WAS SO NAUGHTY: William’s speech lightened the mood up quite a bit when he made fun of Harry’s bald patch and said “it would become as bad as his!”  he also played a hilarious prank on Harry, tieing a ladder to the back of the bride and groom’s car! The story was that Harry had taken a tumble off a ladder when changing a light bulb for Meghan! But there were some solemn moments as well when William said that “their mother would have been proud of Harry” and that he was “proud of harry too”

William also said that, “Meghan was the best thing that had ever happened to Harry”

and welcomed her into the family as “the sister he never had”

MEGHAN’S SEXY BLACK-TIE DRESS:

The dress Meghan wore to the Black-Tie reception is by Stella McCartney,

Heels: Aquazurra

She is wearing Cartier earrings

Something blue: And special tribute to Harry’s mother, Meghan is wearing Princess Diana’s Aquamarine ring.

Harry escorts Meghan to the car, and they drive off to the reception!

The End.

Now I’m not going to get into it all, but I want to show you why Meghan is the feminist we never knew we needed until now:

The royal family has given Meghan her own webpage with all of her Humanitarian efforts. They also discuss her role as the UN Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership, and a quote from her International Women’s day speech on Gender Equality that reads, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist”.  They also include her mission with World Vision where she visited the “slum communities of Mumbai” to help bring awareness to “girls lack of  access to education”. She also paid a visit to the Myna Mahila Foundation, they (a group of  brilliant women) have developed a way for other young women to receive menstrual hygiene products and job opportunities as well, for which Meghan wrote a powerful op-ed for TIMES MAGAZINE called, “How Periods affect potential” on the “stigmatization of menstrual health management and it’s long term hindrance to girls’ education”.

Check out her POWERFUL ‘INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SPEECH’ here:

video by @WHATWESEEE

FYI: Meghan was an advocate for women at just 11 years old. When she was in elementary school, as a social studies assignment, Meghan along with classmates had to watch some commercials and tell the class what they thought the message in the commercials were signifying. Meghan apparently did not like the Ivory Dishwashing Liquid commercial because she thought it was extremely sexist! and I agree wholeheartedly.

See Meghan’s reaction to this sexist commercial:

Video by @INSIDEEDITION

We so desperately need a feminist like her in our world, because she’s so in-tune with what is going on in the world right now. She definitely has a lot of love for women and that’s something that is so rare nowadays, women are always judging one another and not being supportive. With Meghan now as the Duchess of Sussex, she can change all of that. She can teach women to kind to one another, but also teach the royal family about women’s roles in society and what it means to be a woman of color. She is a woman with so much passion for the world and culture, just like Princess Diana. Meghan has so much of Diana in her, I’m so glad that Harry has Meghan in his life not just bc they make a great couple but because Diana WOULD be so proud. She was pro-american, she wore Harvard sweatshirts, she showed her support for Americans all the time.

I’m so happy for Meghan and I hope she continues to change tradition.

you two lovebirds better go make some cute babies now!

xx,

Britt

Here are a few photos of Meghan Markle’s style *and Harry’s*

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