Posts tagged with "Cosmopolitan"

Donna Kalajian Lagani Joins Hearst Foundations

Hearst today announced that Donna Kalajian Lagani will join the Hearst Foundations after nearly 25 years at Hearst Magazines. Kalajian Lagani had been senior vice president and group publishing director of Hearst Magazines Young Women’s Group, encompassing CosmopolitanSeventeen and Women’s Health. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz. Kalajian Lagani assumes her new role February 4. Her replacement at Hearst Magazines will be named shortly.

“Donna has done an outstanding job leading our flagship magazine brand for more than two decades, and I am thrilled that she has chosen to take the next step in her career journey at the Hearst Foundations,” Swartz said.

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. Created by William Randolph Hearst, the Foundations are independent, private philanthropies operating separately from Hearst. Since 1945, the Foundations have made over 20,000 grants totaling more than $1.1 billion. 

“Philanthropy is an important part of my life, and this is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Kalajian Lagani said. “I’ve had the absolute best job on the planet for more than two decades, overseeing Cosmopolitan, the most powerful young women’s media brand in the world, and more recently, adding SeventeenWomen’s Health and brand licensing to my purview. Now, after a ‘fun and fearless’ career generating revenue and profits, I feel truly blessed to work with the Foundations and its directors, Paul ‘Dino’ Dinovitz and George Irish. The Foundations’ grants profoundly change people’s lives, and I’m honored to join them to uphold the legacy of William Randolph Hearst and his philanthropic efforts.”   

In a joint statement, Dinovitz and Irish said, “We have known for some time of Donna’s interest in philanthropy and impacting lives for the better, and we’re pleased that she will be joining us, bringing her philanthropic interest and executive talent to the Foundations.”

Kalajian Lagani joined Hearst Magazines in 1995 as publisher of Cosmopolitan and was named publishing director in 1999. She added oversight of Seventeen in 2014 and of Women’s Health in 2018, following Hearst’s acquisition of Rodale. During her career at Cosmopolitan, Kalajian Lagani introduced groundbreaking initiatives, most recently through mobile and artificial intelligence technology. She developed and immortalized the “fun fearless female” mantra used by Cosmopolitan editions worldwide. During her tenure, she helped launch CosmoGIRL! and Cosmo for Latinas, and was a strong force in bringing Cosmopolitan to new platforms, including Snapchat and Sirius XM Radio. 

Kalajian Lagani conceived and produced a Cosmopolitan “takeover” of Times Square on New Year’s Eve in 2015 to celebrate the brand’s 50 birthday and developed the “Fun Fearless Life” conference in New York City to empower young women. She initiated a multi-year brand partnership with the USO and received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010. Kalajian Lagani also launched the $100,000 Cosmopolitan “Practice Safe Sun” research grant and was honored as a cosmetic industry leader at the prestigious DreamBall in 2005 for her support of the “Look Good Feel Better” program and the American Cancer Society.

Kalajian Lagani sits on the Board of Directors of Circle of Generosity and the Fragrance Foundation. 

Tiffany Young Announces “LIPS ON LIPS”

Pop phenomena, Tiffany Young, announces her eight-date 2019 “Lips On Lips” North American Mini Showcase Tour. Kicking off on March 3rd 2019 in Toronto, the tour will weave through New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Vancouver; ending in her home state of California with San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tickets will be available for Local On-Sale this Thursday November 15th at 10:00AM Pacific; and General On-Sale the following day, Friday November 16th at 10:0AM Pacific.

Kicking off March 3, 2019; Tiffany will be bringing her charismatic performances and smooth vocals to the states where she will be performing her highly talked about singles Teach You and Over My Skin.” Fans can expect an EP to drop early next year, along with many more surprises in store. Cosmopolitan describes her sound as “catchy choruses, an irresistible dance-ready beat laid with synths that sound futuristic and vintage at the same time, every lyric oozing with feeling, and of course fun theatrics. But instead of singing demurely about general cutesy crushes and falling in love, Young’s busting out her big girl chops for more personal yet relatable, story-driven tunes.” Meet Tiffany Young, the K-Pop Megastar You’re About to See (and Hear) *Everywhere* – Cosmo

In the midst of her U.S. takeover, Tiffany spoke to PAPER Magazine about representation and her newly discovered freedom of expression, stating; “We are in this amazing time where there are no limits […] It’s all about diversity, being opinionated and having something to say.” Tiffany was photographed for PAPER Magazine’s new digital cover series Takeover, where they chose five of their favorite women who’re making a significant impact on the music industry right now. Tiffany Young, the breakout singer of K-pop group Girls Generation, is carving out a major name for herself stateside.” Also photographed for the series: Normani, Charli XCX, Teddy Geiger, and Kelelam.

Check out her Instagram HERE

Ariana Grande’s Sweetener Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Today multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Sweetener.  In addition, Sweetener broke the record for largest streaming week for a pop album by a female artist.  This is ARIANA’s third album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.  Get Sweetener HERE.

Sweetener was met with rave reviews from RollingStone giving the album four out of five stars, claiming it as “the best album of her career.”  The Fader went on to say, “It’s Ari at the top of her game” and Cosmopolitan proclaimed she is the “only hope for pop this year.”  While V Magazine added to the extensive list of praise that “her light is shining brighter than ever.”

Three previously released music videos for “No Tears Left To Cry” now officially certified RIAA PLATINUM, “The Light Is Coming”, and “God Is A Woman” were directed by Grammy Award®-winning director Dave Meyers.  To date all three videos combined have now been streamed on VEVO over 640 million times.

JUSTINE SKYE REVEALS DATES FOR 2018 ULTRAVIOLET SPRING

JUSTINE SKYE REVEALS DATES FOR 2018 ULTRAVIOLET SPRING TOUR

FULL-LENGTH DEBUT ULTRAVIOLET OUT NOW

“Starting this month you’ll know her as your new playlist obsession.” – Marie Claire

“The tracks on Justine Skye’s first album, ULTRAVIOLET, are as infectious as her Brooklyn swagger.”  – Cosmopolitan 

ULTRAVIOLET finds the singer at her most confident.” – Elle.com

Today, singer, songwriter, fashionista, and actress JUSTINE SKYE announces the dates for her first headlining North American Tour this spring. Tickets go on-sale HERE beginning March 1st.

Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.

JUSTINE is on the road in support of her full-length debut ULTRAVIOLET [Roc Nation]—available in stores and at all digital retailers now. Get it HERE.

This past week, she brought the house down at an Apple in-store event in Brooklyn, giving fans a taste of what to expect on the road. Just prior, she led the return of the TUMBLR IRL series in New York City. Simultaneously, she garnered praise from the likes of Billboard.com, Allure.com, HapersBazaar.com, Elle.com, and more.

Additionally, her cinematic and high-energy video for  “Don’t Think About It” is quickly closing in on 1 million YouTube/VEVO views in under a month, while “Back For More” also recently eclipsed that milestone.

As she’s becoming known for knockout performances, don’t miss her on this upcoming tour!

JUSTINE SKYE has been quietly and diligently working on her craft since 2014. Produced exclusively by GRAMMY® Award-winning visionary The Dream, her 2016 EP8 Ounces earned praise from the likes of BillboardThe Fader, Genius, and more as Wonderland Magazine proclaimed her a “musical prodigy on the rise.” Her sphere of influence dramatically expanded yet again in 2017 as she became an ambassador for both True Religion and Forever 21 in addition to making her big screen debut in Green Dolphin.

TOUR DATES:

3/1       Washington, D.C.

3/22     Philadelphia, PA

3/23     Boston, MA

3/24     New York, NY

3/26     Chicago, IL

3/27     Toronto, ON

3/29     Detroit, MI

4/1       Atlanta, GA

4/3       Dallas, TX

4/4       Houston, TX

4/7       Los Angeles, CA

4/8       San Francisco, CA*

*Supporting Marc E. Bassy

ULTRAVIOLET

1 “Wasteland”

2 “Goodlove”

3 “U Don’t Know” [feat. WizKid]

4 “Back For More” [feat. Jeremih]

5 “Don’t Think About It”

6 “You Got Me”

7 “Heaven”

8 “Push Ya”

9 “Lil’ Boy”

10 “Best For Last”

Kendrick Lamar × SZA × Blank Panther

,  and will curate and produce “: The Album, Music from and Inspired by the Film,” including lead single “All the Stars” by .

Listen to the single now:

Listen to “All The Stars” and pre-order the album below: 
Retail: http://smarturl.it/BlackPantherAlbum

Apple Music (IG Track): http://smarturl.it/AllTheStars/applemusic

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BlackPantherAlbum/itunes

 

CHRISSIE FIT

📸 by Mario Barberio

Chrissie Fit is best known for her role as the hilarious Latina, Flo in “Pitch Perfect 2” and the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3.” Along with thePitch Perfect franchise, Chrissie is also know for her role as CheeChee in Disney Channel’s Original Movie franchise “Teen Beach Movie.”

She’s appeared in such television series as “General Hospital,” “Southland,” “House M.D.,” “The Middleman,” MTV’s “Mary + Jane,” and will be seen next on “Code Black” in February 2018.    

She also voices the character of Amanda Lopez on Disney XD’s animated show “Milo Murphy’s Law.” Fit also has lent her voice to Princess Valentina in Disney Channel’s hit series, “Elena Of Avalor.”    

This past summer, Fit teamed up with Whohaha (Elizabeth Banks) to pioneer Cosmopolitan’s first ever scripted digital series “Temp(orary),” which she created, produced, wrote, and starred in  with Cyrina Fiallo and Brittany Snow. She will also be seen in the indie film “People You May Know,” premiering November 2017.  

Fit started singing at five years old and discovered the world of acting at age 12. She performed in countless plays and musicals throughout her school years and eventually started working with theatre companies in her hometown of Miami, Florida. In addition to acting, she enjoys writing, producing, singing, and directing. 

mua: Melissa Hernandez

hair: Lucy Gedjeyan 

wardrobe: Madison Dixon

top: Sandra Daccache

showroom: Maison Privee PR

ring: Kat Ong

bracelet: Joey Galon

showroom: Now PR LA

GRETA CONSTANTINE SS18 PRESENTATION

On September 6, the GRETA CONSTANTINE SS18 NYFW PRESENTATION, took place. The presentation featured Greta Constantine’s  KIRK PICKERSGILL and STEPHEN WONG joined by TAMI WILLIAMS, FRANCESCA CURRAN, NAKI DEPASS, and more The show, celebrated 10 years of their womenswear label Greta Constantine with a Canadian-Girl-Gang invasion of New York Fashion Week.

Many looks were present among them,  an Orange silk tulle FAUSTINO dress with chain strap detail, Multi-colour asymmetrical sequin MARSHALL jacket, Black silk tulle DANIELE crinoline; and a Blue sequin TRIXIE bolero with black silk wool trim detail, Green silk tulle FAUSTINO dress with tube style straps, Black silk tulle DANIELE crinoline.

ABOUT GRETA CONSTANTINE 

CAFA 2016 Womenswear Designer of the Year winner Greta Constantine is an accessible luxury line of ready-to-wear womenswear based in Toronto, Canada. Designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, considered the “jersey boys of Toronto,” have rapidly accumulated a clientele comprised of international socialites and celebrities alike. The label itself is derived from the combination of the name of Stephen’s mother, Greta, with that of Kirk’s grandfather, Constantine. The pair works together in their Toronto area studio — conceptualizing, exploring, and challenging the fashions of today for the women of tomorrow.

The inevitable product of their focus on the female form is design emboldened by sexuality. Yet sexuality and femininity more generally, are socially constructed in a dichotomous manner: ladylike or seductive; prim and pretty or body-skimming and revealing. However, for Pickersgill and Wong, these dichotomies mustn’t be treated as mutually exclusive properties. In the elegantly seductive world of Greta Constantine, it’s not surprising to see a backless top paired with a flared, midi-length skirt or a boxy, ruffle hem sleeveless dress that barely grazes mid-thigh in a shade of salmon, no less. And while the dresses themselves may be constricting to the female form, there’s something truly freeing about wearing a piece that is equal parts matron and vixen. After all, sometimes you just want to be both.

Celebrity fans of Greta Constantine include: TARJI P. HENSON, JESSICA BIEL, KARLIE KLOSS, OLIVIA WILDE, MARY J. BLIGE, RITA ORA, MILEY CYRUS, LANA DEL REY, COCO ROCHA, LEIGH LEZARK, YARA SHAHIDI, MICHELLE MONAGHAN, ALLISON WILLIAMS, ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO, GRACE MAHARY, ERIN MORIARTY, LESLIE MANN, FRIEDA PINTO, TATIANA MASLANY, NICOLE RICHIE, and more. Greta Constantine has graced the pages of British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Essence, Fashion Magazine, Flare Magazine, Glamour, InStyle, Marie Claire, Maxim Magazine, Us Weekly, WWD, and more…

Greta Constantine is currently at the following retailers; Lord & Taylor, Kleinfeld, Etoile La Boutique, Harrods and Holt Renfrew in addition to select independent retailers worldwide including 24Fab in Spain, Andrews in Canada, Covet in Ireland, Edition-K in Austria, Etre in Saudi Arabia, Per Lei Couture in Qatar, Piaff in Lebanon, and The Pretty Committee in Mexico.

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Ladylike’s Kristin Chirico Gets Photoshopped

Check out the new episode of Ladylike starring Kristin Chirico who explores today’s beauty standards. In a simulation of what it would be like to go under the knife, Chirico ventures into Beverly Hills with the finest of plastic surgeons Dr. Harrison Lee, Dr. Linda Li and Dr. David Amron (as seen on TMZ, Cosmopolitan, CNN and more) to understand what it takes to become “society’s model.” The surgeons recommended a battery of procedures including liposuction, jaw and cheek contouring, restylane injections, nose narrowing, bone retractions, bone cement inserts, genioplasty and more. 
Kristin explores self-identity issues all have struggled with in one way or another. The results will surprise you. The full episode is live now on Ladylike’s YouTube Channel

Highlights from this episode:

Patients don’t come in with (pictures of) celebrity faces, but they do come in with faces of people from Instagram, from social networks they had just found that they happened to like. And I explain to them that these pictures aren’t real, they’re all photoshopped.” – Dr. Linda Li, Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery Practitioner

“Being in a plastic surgeon’s office and having them tell you all the things about your face that you’ve lived with your entire life that really need to be fixed… to view you as beautiful enough to be model is a lot. It’s a lot emotionally to do it once, and I did it three times” – Kristin Chirico

About “Ladylike”: BuzzFeed’s Ladylike is an all female team that writes, edits, produces, and stars in video content created for women by women. In their work, the group covers the struggles and triumphs associated with being a woman, experimenting with everything from free bleeding to contouring, from breast exams to hair removal, plus fashion and beauty trends, photoshopping, and more! Ladylike strives to empower women through content that explores all facets of womanhood.