Rihanna’s moving forkfuls of calamaretti fritti onto her plate at celebrity hot-spot Giorgio Baldi, her favorite restaurant in Santa Monica. Even when she’s eating, her posture stays upright like a ballerina, long and graceful. In between bites, she explains how to take a flattering selfie for Instagram.
“Get a good light,” she says, adjusting the Prada Minimal Baroque glasses on the bridge of her nose. Her heavy gold necklace slinks around the front of her black adidas sweatshirt as she turns to order spaghetti semplice from the server. “Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day,” she says with a laugh. Rihanna enunciates every word and hits every consonant, her hands dancing as she talks. “If it’s boobs, make sure you hit that. If it’s face, make sure it’s fierce.”
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Not to say this interview is only relevant because its Oprah… but unless Rihanna reveals that she traded her vocal ability to Ursula in exchange for a chance to shed her mermaid tail… I can’t imagine anything new or incredible will be said. But because I am a Rihanna fan, I will be tuning in.
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When she’s not busy being a mega successful actress and Beyonce’s BFF …she is busy being HOT (and a mommy)! Check her out in the newest issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Looks like fashion is taking a nudist perspective on clothing.
I had a chance to sit down (not literally, so thank God for technology) with a Miss Tiffany Eugenio to discuss her musical gifts, inspirations and advice for others interested in the music biz. Take a gander at the short interview that is both personable and informative.
Describe your sound as if we were deaf.
What? Really?! That’s really hard…
Well, I’d probably make some strange reference to chocolate and velvet – I have a tone that’s kind of smooth, rich, and sorta dark… but assuming you couldn’t hear me make my description anyway, I’d probably do a dance for you… [flails her arms] hip hop ballet anyone?
What is distinctive about your sound?
The way I hear myself, and the way others hear me, is totally different. I’m so accustomed to the sound of my own voice, and my own tastes, that I’m not really sure what exactly others are hearing. People tell me though that I ride a very fine line between a classical sound and a hiphop/R&B-ish sound. If there was any possible way for those two genres to exist together in harmony without overpowering each other, that would be my niche. But then again, at the same time I also play the guitar, so sometimes there are some elements of rock and folk depending on the song that I’m singing. I’m neither one of those genres specifically, but I guess I’m a little of each.
Mila Kunis graced the latest issue of UK Glamour Magazine. During her interview with the esteemed mag, she revealed that she speaks fluent Russian (sexy), agreed to go on a date with a Marine, and told fatties everywhere to “get off their asses and exercise”.
Every now and again I come across some really cool people. It’s always nice to share these experiences with my viewers, especially when the people I talk to are young entrepreneurs, business professionals, musicians, athletes, or just plain fetch individuals.
A while back I had the opportunity to sit down with 20 year old CEO of Superstar Nail Lacquer, fellow Michigan State Spartan and entrepreneur, Ariana Pierce!
Here’s what she had to say….
How do you sell your ideas?
I love being creative. I always create collections and ads for Superstar Nail Lacquer that are fashionable, artistic, and makes every woman feel like a superstar. I’m really into fashion photography so I like to incorporate my pictures into my company to sell my overall idea of Rich Girl Beauty On A Real Girl’s Budget.
What was the last book you read, and what does it say about you?
I’ve been reading a lot of marketing books lately. I’m always looking for new ideas to grow my business. Also, I went back and reviewed my audio book, 30 Days To Making It. It keeps me on track with my goals and where I want to take my company. (It’s available on my site at www.arianapierce.com)
What sets your company apart from any other company?
Superstar Nail Lacquer is for the sophisticated girl on the go. My colors are fast drying and Eco-chic.
What is the difference between good and exceptional?
Good is just getting the job done. Exceptional is going beyond what is expected. It’s going the extra mile and doing the work others are too lazy to do.
Speaking of Beyonce, Queen B graced the cover of Billboard Magazine; discussing her father, time off from work, what power means to her, and a bunch of other cool stuff.
She also revealed the title of her newest album “4”…
We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday and a lot of my friends’ birthdays are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.
Her thoughts on Power Power means happiness, power means hard work and sacrifice. To me, it’s about setting a good example, and not abusing your power! You still have to have humility: I’ve seen how you can lead by example, and not by fear. My visit to Egypt was a really big inspiration for me. Once the sun went down, I saw not one woman; it was shocking and fascinating to me, because it was so extreme. I saw thousands of men walking down the street, socializing in bars, praying in mosques – and no women. I felt really proud when I performed and saw the strength that the women were getting through the music. I remember being in Japan when Destiny’s Child put out “Independent Women,” and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way
On Her Break I’m approaching 30, and finally took a break in my life, which I’ve never had. I took more than a year off: I traveled around, spent time with my husband, woke up in my own bed, ate whatever I wanted, went to museums and Broadway plays, watched documentaries, and just had life experiences. I never get to go to concerts because I’m usually performing, so I saw so many shows – great bands, like Muse and Rage Against the Machine, that also inspired the album. There were a lot of artists I’d never been exposed to: I’m like a sponge and soak everything up, and I learned so much from watching these great performers. Having time to grow as a human being was really inspiring, and gave me a lot to pull from. I’m excited about growing: I can just have fun, and the artistic freedom to do whatever I want. At this point, I really know who I am, and don’t feel like I have to put myself in a box. I’m not afraid of taking risks – no one can define me.