Another BirthDAY in the books! So many people view turning 30 as a scary thing but I found it to be quite the opposite. Maybe it’s because my nephew told me I look more like 23 than 30 lol but I think most of all it’s because while turning 30 I also happen to be 30 weeks pregnant. This birthday marks the last “Party of 2” and the beautiful chapter of parenthood will soon begin. I also feel so much more thankful this year. I’m thankful for my INCREDIBLE husband, my family (which includes my girls because they are not just friends to me), all the new people I have had the chance to connect & create friendships with as well as all the opportunities that have come my way. Thank you everyone for the beautiful messages & birthday wishes. Cheers to entering the #30Club!! [7.14]
“They say in life we all swim with sharks. But that’s not enough for Rihanna. On the 40th anniversary of Jaws, she faces off with three eight-foot predators for Bazaar’s March 2015 Issue.”
Can you imagine being asked to swim with sharks for a photoshoot? I can’t… but that’s just another day in the life of the fabulous & fearless Rihanna. The shoot took place this past December at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. In this tank, 3 sand tiger shark live. They are all over 3 feet. The end result was nothing less than spectacular.
LAURA BROWN: Swimming with sharks is not only scary, it’s a big metaphor. How did you learn to swim with the sharks of life?
RIHANNA: I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly. But I do not swim with sharks … sharks swim with sharks.
LB: Being famous for a decade now, you would have had to develop a thick skin. In what ways are you tough, and in what ways are you sensitive?
R: This skin has been developing since my first day at school. It didn’t happen after fame; I couldn’t survive fame if I didn’t already have it. So sometimes the toughest thing in life is to be vulnerable. I’m not generally a sensitive person, but I tend to be more sensitive toward others and what they’re going through. I don’t know if that’s the healthiest thing, but it’s the truth.
LB: What is a perfect day for you?
R: The day I wake up without cellulite? Now that would be the perfect day.
To read the whole interview, click HERE.
PC: Norman Jean Roy
The Screen Actors Guild Award is an accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television.
While this isn’t my favorite Award Show, I always make sure to catch the red carpet!
Here are my picks for BEST DRESSED:
Lupita Nyong’0 in Ellie Saab
Camila Alves in Donna Karen Atelier
Emmy Rossum in Giorgio Armani
Emma Stone in Dior Haute Couture
Sarah Hylan in Vera Wang
This was the year that Demi Lovato shifted her career into high gear. Gone was the chatter about the setbacks that surrounded her in 2010, when she checked into a treatment center for eating disorders. Instead the actress and singer, who is part Mexican, started to generate a new type of headline, one focused on her power to inspire a whole generation of young girls with both her advocacy and her music. Her fourth album, Demi, debuted on the top-10 list last year and led to her first solo world tour. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she wrote a New York Times best-selling book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year; supports causes like gay rights and mental health reform; signed a spokesmodel contract with the makeup line NYC New York Color; and launched a hair-extension line and a skin care collection called Devonne by Demi. She opens up about self-confidence, her Latina identity, and her advocacy for mental health care in Glam Belleza Latina’s holiday issue on national newsstands now.
Lovato on inner beauty versus outer beauty…
“[You] can be the most beautiful woman in the world and see yourself as hideous. You must love yourself. To look in the mirror and tell yourself that you’re a rock star, you know?”
Lovato on her beauty routine…
“Everyone has their thing, and for me it’s my nails. It sounds silly, but if I go weeks without getting my nails done, I must find an hour to get a manicure. It just makes me feel better. So does taking care of my skin. As a kid I’d play with homemade recipes, like putting pineapple on my face to exfoliate my skin and doing facial steams with lavender or peppermint oils. I just loved doing stuff like that. It’s what motivated me to launch my skin care line.”
Lovato on how her Latin background impacted her body image…
“Growing up in America, I never really appreciated my culture. I knew what being Hispanic was, but I thought that since I didn’t look Hispanic, I was white…. I tried to conform to what everyone thinks is beautiful. But my genetics gave me a curvy figure, and I’ve come to understand that, in the Latina culture, that is beautiful.”
Lovato on how social media has affected her…
“I allowed social media to define what I thought of my body. And now I realize that no matter how thin you are, someone will call you fat. No matter how beautiful you are, someone will call you ugly. But you can’t spend your time worrying about that. You’re just not going to please the world.”
Lovato on advocating for mental health reform…
“It gets me outside of my head and gives me a sense of joy. I’m also very passionate about charity because it helps people who don’t have as loud of a voice as I do. Performing is my passion. But it’s not going to change the world. That’s why I give back.”
Venezuelan beauty Gabriela Isler provides a behind-the-scenes look at her busy schedule as Miss Universe in Glam Belleza Latina’s 2014 fall issue, out now.
PC: Sebastian Kim
Check out quotes from Isler’s interview below and visit GlamLatina.com or pick up the fall issue to read the full story:
Isler on her big win:
“I got goose bumps—I couldn’t believe it.”
Isler on her ideal day:
“To see my mom and niece. The people who love and support you [recharge] you for the next day.”
Isler on her great wish:
“I work with the Latino Commission on AIDS and other organizations to help decrease the stigma of HIV.”
Isler on her fresh makeup:
“MAC Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation in C2 isn’t heavy, so you can still see my freckles.”
Isler on her travel M.O.:
“I’ve been to Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, and all over the U.S. I learn something new from every culture.”