Ariana Grande wears choker to ‘Taste for a Cure’

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Tasty Jewelry On A Hot Babe

Ariana Grande wore a Doves by Doron Paloma choker to the 22nd annual “Taste for a Cure” event on Friday in Los Angeles, California.

This year’s “Taste for a Cure” gala to the Central Park district of downtown Durham at The Rickhouse, a venue that features reclaimed wood and exposed brick with an unforgettable view of the famed Durham Athletic Park.

Local renowned chefs will present a four course farm-to-table feast showcasing local ingredients and inventive preparations.

Hand-selected wines and craft drinks will complement each course, with an early start for cocktails, silent auction and live music.

Doves by Doron Paloma has become synonymous with eye-catching and wearable heirloom-quality jewelry.

After earning his architecture degree, Doron spent a summer working on new designs for his family’s decades-old diamond business.

With an incredible gift for sketching, along with firm attention to detail, Doron discovered a hidden talent for creating jewelry.

A true designer, Doron is inspired by nature, fashion and architecture, and the result is exceptional beauty with a modern sensibility.

Daniel Quintanilla

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Lauren Conrad’s April ends with weekend favorites

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Finally, We See Warmth

Well, Work It April may be over on Lauren Conrad’s end, and warm temperatures finally coming through as this month’s end, but Lauren wanted to wrap up April with her Friday Favorites.

Lauren seeks love in office space that’s pink and just opened up in New York City, then there’s the fishtail & classic braid combined into one nice hairdo.

Next, there’s a cactus theme one might want to consider when planning their next bridal shower, linens on a dipped-white ladder, and a 5-minute workout that burns the abs good.

The LC.com Edit With Lauren & Company

Lauren Conrad and team today revealed their picks as April comes to a close, the warm temperatures are in, and May is just a short distance away.

Lauren’s finds are her LC Lauren Conrad Pineapple Pendant Necklace, and the Ikea Stockhelm 2017 Ratten Cabinet.

And Team LC stumbles upon things like The Little Market Acacia Wood Calabash Bowl, Ban.do backpack, LC Lauren Conrad fern lid ring holder dish, Paper Crown Coronado Dress, and straw bucket bag.

Daniel Quintanilla

ESPN needs to fix itself in order to save itself…. reasonably

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It Starts With You

In light of ESPN’s massive cuts announced Wednesday by its management, and The Federalist elaborating real reasons why, yours truly today has simple and quick ideas on how to fix ESPN.

First, cut the politics overlapping the sports coverage, which comes with talent who do nothing but talk about sports like its talk radio, save that for local radio stations that are ESPN affiliates.

Next, show more sports on the ESPN Networks 24/7 whether it’s live or taped, as well as “Sports Center” when it needs to air with highlights and scores as always just like people want, plus you got those billion dollar contracts that should be utilized, the right way.

And speaking of money, cable subscribers are paying not only for major sports contracts, but paying for Disney’s other channels as well.

So the ultimate fix Disney must take up is selling ESPN to another media conglomerate who doesn’t have large overhead to oversee on its portfolio, someone like Verizon would be perfect.

Yes, Verizon already bought AOL & Yahoo, but Verizon doesn’t have to keep those companies fully operational, they could shut down their operations entirely at some point.

Back to ESPN, Verizon acquiring ESPN is perfect because their spreadsheet doesn’t include a movie studio, theme parks, and other cable channels to take care of.

Now, the only dilemma Disney creates if ESPN is sold to someone else is that it could leave ABC with no sports programming to carry, or a sports division for that matter to look to.

But unless the contracts between ESPN & ABC are separate concerning rights to carry basketball & college football, then ABC has to be sold right along with ESPN.

And again, Verizon is the perfect company to position itself to take on both ESPN, and ABC.

With all these suggestions put on the table by Daniel+Lauren, this will enable ESPN (and ABC too) to not only survive, but thrive against competion, and a so-called changing media landscape.

Plus, the cost to carry ESPN will no longer be astronomical, it’ll be a breather for cable subscribers, and stand a chance on skinny packages cable companies are now offering.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s lessons of networking on social media

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Do Self-Branding Right

Lauren Conrad today stresses the importance of being smart about posting on places like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so you can advance your career without embarassing yourself.

Closing out Work It April, Lauren first says to groom your social media by separating professional & personal so employers are not scared away, and know the platform you’re posting on as employers have a preference where they like to post.

And importantly, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there so employers can see how talented you are, keep it simple when telling people about yourself, and don’t always expect a response, though it doesn’t hurt to follow up at times.

All The Salts In The World

Lauren Conrad too today told us about the differences between many popular salts like kosher salt, table salt, sea salt, pink salt, pickling salt, and more.

Kosher is mainly used for seasoning meat not containing additives, table salt is very refined, sea salt is like table salt but from seawater, Himalayan salt is loaded with minerals, fleur de sel looks nice to decorate with, and pickling salt is used for brining, canning, and preserving.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kelly Rowland stunning dress on ‘The Real’

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Hot For The Ladies

Kelly Rowland wore Uel Camilo on “The Real” on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California.

Brazilian aesthetic meets Italian elegance, this is the distinctive trademark of the Uel Camilo brand.

Juxtaposing classical elements with modern style, Uel Camilo’s designs are characterized by extreme glamour and sensuality.

Each piece is an expression of Camilo’s great love for fashion.  The designer draws inspiration from artists such as Damian Hirst, Rabarama and Ertè, and is strongly influenced by the Art Nouveau and Déco time periods.

Uel Camilo is a global brand and can be found in elite retailers around the world.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kristin Cavallari launches Uncommon James

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The Birth Of Something Beautiful

Tuesday was a big day for Kristin Cavallari as she finally launched her new jewelry line that is Uncommon James, which took just a few months to get off the ground.

Kristin appropriately calls her first collection The Debut Collection particularly aiming to hit all the needs of women, whether they’re running around with kids, dressed up for work, going out with the girls or a date, or a cocktail party, and so forth.

According to Kristin, an Uncommon James girl is a modern on-the-go woman who’s sophisticated and timeless, who wants accessories like jewelry to be effortless, without trying on every single piece for a longtime.

The overall goal here for Kristin Cavallari is that she wants her jewelry line to be worn every single day by women who appreciate their own personal style making it their own, without breaking the bank.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad salutes moms who work at home

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You Can Find Success At Home, And Be Happy

On Wednesday, Lauren Conrad celebrated and closed out the Work It April theme with a tribute to moms who work at home and make it work.

Lauren first looks to close colleagues who are Leslie Bruce who went from the endless deadlines in the newsroom at The Hollywood Reporter, to working from home where she had to settle into a schedule of her own while raising children.

Then, there’s LC.com Managing Editor, Ilana Saul who’s in constant contact with Lauren fitting in workflow with raising a family, and thankfully relying on child care so Ilana can effectively get work done on a daily basis.

Others outside Lauren’s realm are Priscilla Vega of PR Vega, and Nicole Neves of Sequin Productions PR who also do their own little numbers in making their careers work at home.

Sweets As A Superfood

The edible obsessions Wednesday made us believe that a decadent dessert like chocolate truffles can serve as a superfood with healthy ingredients.

Those ingredients include coconut butter, coconut oil, dark chocolate, maple syrup, cocoa powder, acai powder, dried strawberries, roses, and flower herbs to make a decadent dessert without the sinful results.

Daniel Quintanilla

Chloe Bennet hot dress and diamonds to East West Players Visionary Awards

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Super Hero Gorgeous

Chloe Bennet wore a Maria Lucia Hohan gown, Hueb diamond earrings, and a Hearts on Fire diamond ring to the East West PlayersRadiant” 51st Anniversary Visionary Awards on Monday in Universal City, California.

Celebrity favorites, Maria Lucia Hohan’s dresses are spotted on the red carpet at almost all Hollywood events that make headlines.

Her amazing sense of fabrics are an amazing color palette declined on silk fabrics, carefully selected and custom dyed for each season.

She ended up creating a new category of evening gowns, which are fresh, young, simple and sophisticated.

The Hueb Woman is guided by her innate sense of style, cultural savvy, and self-assured nature. Independent and confident, she has a unique outlook on life.

Her style is timeless yet modern, classically beautiful, yet eclectic and multifaceted, the Hueb Woman is anything but ostentatious, yet she never goes unnoticed.

A Hearts On Fire diamond truly sparkles, there is no other way to describe it, a performance simply unseen in other diamonds.

It’s because they start with less than one-tenth of one percent of the world’s natural rough diamonds.

It’s because Hearts On Fire diamonds all boast a perfect ring of eight hearts on the bottom and a perfectly formed, symmetrical Fireburst on the top that will outshine any other diamond.

As a result, a Hearts On Fire diamond displays a perfection you can actually see, a perfection that still stands alone today.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s staples for a 30-year-old woman

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I’m 30, Time To Stock Pile On Certain Things

Lauren Conrad has a Tuesday Ten today for women who’ve approached the big 3-0 leaving their days of trendy clothes behind in favor of quality like Lauren did.

The first 3 staples a woman needs are well fitting jeans coming in multiple washes, a blazer on stand-by for that special occasion, and a black-tie dress for special affairs that come up.

Next are ballet flats for their chic and comfort, tailored black pants for business, a really good bra that’s strong and fits, sturdy handbag, sunhat, workout attire, and a leather jacket.

Find Us In Italy

Selena from @finduslost returns with another travel guide today taking us to Tuscany, Italy, with Paper Crown pieces traveling along the journey.

The food, destinations, the wine, and the quietness of a few towns in Italy are what make this trip a can’t miss, absolutely no excuses to pass up on it.

Daniel Quintanilla

Ilfenesh Hadera wore Styland to Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces event

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Stylish In Sexy Pants

Ilfenesh Hadera wore Styland pants to Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces event last Friday evening in West Hollywood, California.
Classic Cocktail attire with a Twist.
Styland is a Romanian brand that specializes in ladies ready-to-wear garments including tailored luxe evening suiting.
The handwork, craftsmanship and the premium fabrics imported from Italy and England are at the core of each product, satin, silks, fine wools, and natural fiber fabrics. Minimalist meets Maximalist aesthetic.
 
Styland jackets are crafted by hand in the heart of Bucharest.
They combine menswear inspired tailoring with feminine subtleties using virgin wool and silk, giving them an elegant and classic character.
The jackets are made with a woman’s shape and movement in mind and strike the perfect balance between elegance and sensual.
From monochromatic aesthetics to unexpected Brights, Styland is focusing first on quality fabrics that are then cut for a great style and handcrafted to deliver a powerful look and feel for a woman.
Styland is remarked by impeccably framing the female silhouette captivating the attention of fashionistas and women in search of eclectic colors, sharp cuts and versatile pieces that can become their wardrobe’s core pieces.

Daniel Quintanilla