Posts Tagged ‘Ava DuVernay’


Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Stylist Zerina Akers, who works with everyone from Beyoncé, Ava DuVernay, and Yara Shahidi, to Chloe x Halle and more, knows that travel fashion flubs are always the worst.  Teaming up with tried-and-true beauty brand, Dove, the fashion guru shares her tips to fix and avoid these frustrating fashion dilemmas:

  • Keep a button in place with clear nail polish – If a button is loose and you don’t have time to re-sew it into place, take some clear nail polish and dab it on the knot, then hold the button in place for a minute. It acts as glue and will make it more secure until you can get a proper fix!
  • File your soles for a non-slip grip – If you have a pair of shoes with slick bottoms, buff the sole with an emery board to prevent you from slipping and to add traction.
  • Lose the fuzz with a pass of a razor – When garments start to pill from the wash, you can remove the fuzz with a razor. Simply run the razor lightly over the area and then carefully remove the pieces that collect. Repeat until all the pills are gone!
  • Unstick that zipper with Vaseline – When a zipper just won’t budge, you can rub a bit of Vaseline along where it is stuck. The Vaseline will help the zipper slide and wiggle free!
  • There’s an antiperspirant that actually doesn’t leave marks – Avoid dealing with pesky white marks by using Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant. It goes on dry and invisible, leaving no white marks on 100 colors.


Monday, November 30th, 2015


2016 is going to be a banner year for the Pirelli Calendar.  Rather than featuring nude or semi-nude pinups, the latest edition will feature women of substance who are, for the most part, fully-clothed.  Models will include some familiar faces — Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Serena Williams, Fran Lebowitz, and Amy Schumer — as well as philanthropist, Agnes Gund, money manager, Mellody Hobson, filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, artist, Shirin Neshat, producer, Kathleen Kennedy, and actress, Tavi Gevinson.

According to Pirelli:  The Calendar: 50  Years and More, the notoriously exclusive work was first published in 1964.  Reserved for important clients and VIPs, it was originally designed as “an eye-popping advert for their high-quality products, a freebie that would be proudly displayed and obsessed over year-round by their target market.”  Famous faces who have graced its pages have included, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid, Cindy Crawford, Penélope Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Sophia Loren, and Kate Moss.