Cardi B Announces Steve Madden Partnership and Curated Collection

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2017 was Cardi B’s year. With her infectious hit “Bodak Yellow”, she made history as the first solo female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill in 1998. Alongside her meteoric rise to the top of the charts, she’s become something of a fashion darling. Cardi B regularly tops best-dressed lists, hitting the red carpet in a voluminous Christian Siriano ball gown or performing at the VMAs in Saint Laurent’s glittering boots. Her affinity for fashion is well-documented. In a viral video from 2014, she stepped out in a look that left little to the imagination, comically declaring that the weather never precludes her from making a style statement. But it’s not all talk. A Cardi B endorsement can actually boost brand equity, as proven by her Christian Louboutin name check in “Bodak Yellow”. Thanks to her iconic line from the song (“These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes”), searches for the brand increased by 217 percent, according to Business of Fashion.

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BB-8 just met Prince William and Harry at the “Star Wars” premiere, and the super respectful droid *bowed*

It’s kind of a big deal to meet the royal family, and it’s clear that everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid was prepped for the occasion. On the red carpet for the European premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, BB-8 rolled over to say hello to Prince William and Harry and, boy, did the droid greet the two as properly as he could. BB-8 actually *bowed.* Someone went through etiquette lessons, and clearly paid attention.

Yes, the roly-poly droid scooted over to the two Princes, exchanged some pleasantry beeps with the the royals, and then bowed as best he could, which is really just like, leaning his droid body forward and bowing his head. But listen, it’s the principal of the gesture, and it’s clear that though he can be sassy at times (read: most of the time), he is nothing but respectful and sweet. Adorable.

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Ending exploitation of migrant women starts with a fair wage

A pile of pound coins overlapping each other

Inadequate pay and exploitation at work disproportionately affect migrant women. In the last 10 years, numerous stories have been uncovered about groups of migrant women being exploited to benefit large companies. In 2015, for example, groups of Polish women were found working at the rate of £6.50 a day for hospitality giant Hotelcare who required them to clean 13 rooms in eight hours, every day, five days a week.

Migrant women face difficulties such as feeding their families and are prevented from reaching their professional potential due to inadequate pay, excessive work hours and often difficult working conditions.

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‘Why has a photo of my belly caused such a strong reaction?’: Author Rosie Waterland hits out at critics who thought she was poking fun at her own body with Instagram photo

  • Rosie posted picture showing her lifting a cookie up to her mouth with her breast
  • The photo exposed her belly, causing commenters to express ‘concern’ later 
  • She replied: ‘If you assume my body is the joke, then those are your hang-ups’
  • Said the picture was about ‘being tired and fed-up and having had a tough year’

What was supposed to be just a funny photo has turned into a headache for Rosie Waterland.

The Sydney author has taken to Instagram to deliver a statement after posting a picture of herself enjoying a night in.

Rosie shared a snap of herself on the couch, happily watching Netflix with bottle of vodka on her lap and using her breast to lift a fallen cookie back up to her mouth.

‘Almost at the end of 2017 like…,’ she captioned the image.

But some commenters didn’t find the humour in Rosie’s photo, instead writing that they were ‘concerned’ about her belly – which is exposed in the picture.

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