Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kourtney Kardashian's Beauty Evolution (PHOTOS)

Kourtney Kardashian may catch flak from her siblings for having a "whatever" attitude to life, but the oldest K.K., mother and mogul-in-the-making is too busy to prove she's really got it all together. Long before anyone was interested in "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Kourtney took a more traditional path and got her college degree. She then went on to hone her passion for fashion by opening up a children's clothing boutique called Smooch (with her business-minded mother Kris, of course) in Los Angeles.
While Kourtney's introduction to reality TV was on the Joe Simpson-created show "Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive," she's had much better small screen success with her younger sisters, Kim and Khloé. Transferring the Kardashian craze into money-making ventures including DASH boutiques, Bebe, Sears and QVC clothing lines and of course, sunless tanner, the soon-to-be-mother-of-two (she's expected to give birth to her first daughter in July) clearly has no plans to slow down and kick off her Christian Louboutin heels.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nicki Minaj's Style Evolution

Nicki Minaj isn't going to let anyone box her into one musical genre, and the same can be said for her style. Filled with raunchy lyrics and sex appeal, the Trinidad-born rapper's debut mixtapes "Playtime Is Over" and "Beam Me Up Scotty" immediately drew comparisons to Lil' Kim. But since then, the 29-year-old has managed to create her own lane in the male-dominated industry, hoping to inspire young girls (and Barbs) around the world as she told MTV News, "Whether you follow Nicki Minaj's blueprint or not, just don't be afraid to experiment and don't allow people to knock your hustle just 'cause it ain't something that you're used to seeing."
To celebrate the release of Nicki's sophomore album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" on April 3rd, we take a look back at the rap star's style. From rainbow-colored wigs to bubblegum pink lipstick to Harajuku-inspired costumes, check out the evolution of this style icon.