Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Spat That Rocked Pop Culture

Today, Luxe Models wants to delve into the celebrity spat that rocked pop culture and explain how two music heavyweights eventually put aside their egos to settle their beef. Here’s the story of Taylor Swift vs. Nicki Minaj.

Love letter

Let the Luxe Models team take this opportunity to tell you how much we love both Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. These are two fierce, independent, talented women who have utilised their voices to shoot themselves into the stratosphere of fame.

As fashion enthusiasts, we also need to take a moment to tell you how much we love both women’s sense of style. Taylor is the ultimate girl next door who still knows how to rock a pair of killer hot pants. In contrast, Nicki is the David Bowie of female rappers; she creates outlandish personas and adorns each one with elaborate wigs, strange trappings and colourful accoutrements.

Taylor vs Nicki

This is why many of us here in the Luxe Models office were disheartened to learn last week that our two favourite divas had a falling out on Twitter. Like it would’ve happened anywhere else. The Guardian reported that the argument was sparked by Minaj’s suggestion that the music video for her single ‘Anaconda’ was passed over for a VMA nomination.

She claimed that the clip failed to receive a nod at the ceremony because the awards preferred to champion clips produced by “women with very slim bodies.” Considering the height of her current fame, Swift immediately assumed this zinger was aimed at her, and responded on the social networking site by blasting the Trinidadian rapper with a Tweet so cold it could start a new ice age.

Crisis averted

We’re happy to report that the crisis has been averted. Swift apologised to the ‘Bang Bang’ hit maker on where else, Twitter, and Minaj responded to accept the starlet’s humble words of attrition.

Swift simply said “I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki.” The former American Idol judge responded eloquently, saying that “I've always loved her. Everyone makes mistakes. She gained so much more respect from me. Let's move on.”


We’re so glad that these two titans of pop have settled their imaginary beef. These are two awesome, talented, confident trendsetters and here at Luxe Models we believe that successful women need to support each other!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Should I Get a Tattoo to model?

A few comments made recently by Jennifer Lawrence have inspired many of us here at LUXE Models to consider a problem that has plagued fashionistas for decades. Should you get a tattoo?

Ill-advised tattoos

Believe it or not, tattoos have been around practically since the dawn of time. They transitioned into the fashion mainstream in the 70’s with the rise of glam rock and punk, as people of both sexes flocked to ink their skin to resemble the rebellious fashion icons of the decade. They’ve remained a staple of pop culture style ever since.

However, many fashionistas have come to regret their snap-decisions to ink their skin. This is because what was cool one moment flies out of style the next. This means that unless you want to shell out for expensive and painful laser treatment to have it removed, you’re forced to live with your ill-advised tattoo for the rest of your days.

Jennifer Lawrence’s big mistake

This point was recently brought home to LUXE Models by actress Jennifer Lawrence. Ever since her meteoric rise to stardom in The Hunger Games, she’s been hailed as a style icon around the world.

Yet even Lawrence doesn’t get it right all the time; a point that she herself made when she spoke to a reporter from HitFix at Comic-Con. She revealed that she has a tattoo that reads “H²O” that she now deeply regrets.

“Tattooed on my body forever.”

Digital Spy reported that she commented, "I was with Liam (Hemsworth)'s family and everyone was getting tattoos and I was like, 'Well, I'm always going to need to be hydrated so I guess I should just get H₂O on my hand.”

The Hunger Games actress went on to explain: "It's the colour of a scar, so it's all natural, so it's literally the most unrebellious tattoo anyone could ever get. By the way, I know that the 2 is high and in H₂O the 2 is supposed to be low. I should have Googled it before I got it tattooed on my body forever."

Think before you ink

This is why you should think long and hard before you get a tattoo. Ask yourself, “will I still like this in a year’s time?” “Will it still look cool?” If the answer to both these questions is “yes,” by all means get the tattoo. If the answer to even one of these questions is “no,” run away from that tattoo parlour as fast as you can!

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