Blog: Crossroads Style

July 11th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Celebrity Vacation Style to Inspire Your Summer Getaway

‘Tis the season of vacations! Whether you’re road tripping for the weekend or jetting across the globe for a long sabbatical from everyday life, summertime is the perfect time for a getaway from your typical routine. One of the biggest stressors when planning a vacation? “What am I going to pack?” Cue panic and a full-on closet clean out. Not to worry! Thanks to Instagram, our favorite stylish celebrities have graced us with the vacation style inspo we need to pack properly no matter where we are going!

A Simple Shirt Dress

It’s no surprise that our favorite lifestyle guru, Gwyneth Paltrow, makes a simple, breezy shirt dress look so chic during her summer vacation.
Actress wearing shirt dress outside on vacation.

Versatile Two-Piece Set

Beyonce has perfected a day to night look, from the yacht to dinner, in a two-piece maxi set.
Musician wearing two-piece pink set in water on vacation.

European Chic

Fashion Icon, Jennifer Lopez, works hard and plays hard! She dons the chicest dress on her Italian vacation.
Celebrity couple wearing white on European steps.

Vibrant Sundress

Take Julianne Hough’s lead and pack a cheerful sundress that you can dress up or wear casually.
Woman wearing vibrant sundress on vacation.

A Slip Dress for Any Occasion

Ashley Graham knows that a slip dress can work for any occasion!
Woman walking through sand in a slip dress.

Color Coordinated Couple

Our favorite newlyweds, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, color coordinate for date night during their Italian getaway.
Couple wearing matching outfits against a wall on vacation.

Ultimate Comfort

Chrissy Teigen shows us how to properly spend a vacation in luxurious comfort.
Celebrity wearing comfortable black piece.

Sultry Summer

No summer vacation is complete a bathing suit that makes you feel like a Goddess, like this stunner Gian Rodriguiz brought on her getaway.
Woman getting out of the pool in swimwear,

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June 20th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Style Spotlight: How Billy Porter Transcends Fashion Norms

Billy Porter, the Tony award-winning actor and star of FX series ‘Pose’, has proven himself a fashion maven and has broken through stereotypes, gender and fashion norms with his sense of grandiose fashion, on and off the red carpet. Porter told Vogue earlier this year, “I grew up loving fashion, but there was a limit to the ways in which I could express myself.” Eventually, Porter grew into his own and began feeling comfortable expressing himself. “My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? … I had the courage to push the status quo. I believe men on the red carpet would love to play more.”
And play, he does. Porter’s unapologetic fashion statements have transcended fashion norms and gender stereotypes, and it’s about time that men begin to have the courage to express themselves in a true light such as Porter.  Take a look at 5 of my favorite show-stopping looks from Billy Porter this year and be sure to follow him on Instagram for endless inspiration.

NYFW Details

Billy proves the importance of accessorizing at the THE BLONDS fashion show at this year’s NYFW.
Billy Porter in pearls and accessories.

Business on the Top, Party on the Bottom

Billy attended the 2019 Academy Awards in a custom made Christian Siriano gown with somewhat of a duel look: a traditional tuxedo on top and a full gown on the bottom.
Billy Porter and guest in tuxedo.

Vibrantly Bold at the Tony Awards

Billy Porter shut down the 2019 Tony Awards in a vibrant custom Orel Brodt design.
Billy wearing a red suit with ruffle train at the back.

Bold Hues for a Bold Man

Billy shows off his love of color in this David Hart orange suit.
Billy wearing a coral suit.

Going for Gold at the Met Gala

And lest we forget this absolute stunner at the 2019 Met Gala.

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June 6th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Why I Am Loving “The J-Sisters” More Than The Jonas Brothers Right Now

The Jonas Brothers are back with a new album, tour, and documentary and I personally could not be more ecstatic; I am a total fangirl for life! While the Boys are front and center on stage as a trio again, their other halves have been quietly stealing the spotlight. Take a look at the ways the “J-Sisters” have outshined their hubbies during their comeback.
The Jonas Brothers and Sisters.

Video Vixens

It’s been 3 months since the debut of The Jonas Brothers’ lead single, “Sucker” and I am still not over how amazing Danielle, Sophie, and Priyanka are in front of the camera. Special shout out to the OG Jonas wife, Danielle, who is not a public personality and absolutely killed it in her video debut!

Billboard Music Awards

The Wives have always supported their Husbands whether it be on or off the stage and they continued to show just how big of fans that they are at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Met Gala Mavens

Two of the three Jo Bros + Wives attended The Met Gala last month and we have to be honest: all eyes were on the stunning ladies!

‘Chasing Happiness’ Premiere

The premiere for the Jonas Brothers’ Amazon Prime documentary was held this week. After watching the doc and drying my eyes, I couldn’t help but go back and revel in the J-Sisters red carpet red hot looks! In all honesty, can Nick Jonas ever compete with Priyanka’s thigh-high, chainlink slit dress?

Instagram Game

The girls have been killing it on Instagram and lately I’ve been finding myself giving more likes to their feeds than the JoBro Insta feeds!
Priyank and a Jonas brother being in love.

Sisterly Support

What I love the most about the J-Sisters’ are their connection and support of each other!
The three "Jonas Sisters" together having fun.
Of course, the “J-Sisters” are so much more than just the women behind the Jonas Brothers. Get to know them a little better below!

Bonafide Star

Photo of Sophie Turner.
Sophie Turner rose to fame with her starring role in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and her new movie “Dark Phoenix” is out this week. No doubt her move from the small screen to the big screen will be seamless!

Triple Threat

Priyanka being a humanitarian.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas rose to fame as an actress, singer, film producer and even won Miss Universe in 2000. Since then, Priyanka has continued acting but has been applauded for her many philanthropic efforts with children, woman’s rights and the environment, being awarded titles such as one of Times 100 Most Influential and Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Entrepreneur

Danielle Jonas and her jewelry.

Danielle Jonas was a hairdresser from New Jersey when she met Kevin Jonas on vacation and has since been a supportive wife, mother, and now entrepreneur. Danielle launched jewelry line “Moments” and created the app, “Amazing Baby Days” to help parents document their journeys from pregnancy through the baby’s first year.

 

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May 2nd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 8 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have YouTube Channels

Stars: they’re just like us! It is the norm now for celebrities to blur the lines between professional avenues, and now more than ever celebrities are clamoring to be the first to begin a new venture to create more intimate name and brand awareness within their fan base.

More and more celebrities are hopping onto the YouTube train to share BTS, tips and tricks, curated tutorials, and lifestyle content. Take a look at 8 celebrities that you didn’t know had YouTube channels below!

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez recently began sharing more intimate videos to her YouTube channel. Lopez will begin using the platform to answer questions, share her creative processes, share behind the scenes from videos, and share more about her family life.

Karlie Kloss

The supermodel uses YouTube to share beauty tips, details workout routines, how she eats, and behind the scenes from her biggest modeling jobs.

Jenna Dewan

With new videos posted every two weeks, Jenna Dewan shares on topics ranging from dance routines, beauty tutorials, cooking tips and even hosting live Q&As!

Will Smith

I was so happy when Will Smith discovered the joys of Instagram and started posting videos, and I am just now finding out what over 5 million subscribers already knew: Will Smith has a YouTube channel!

Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry isn’t just an actress; she is Queen of the Quick Fix! From simple and easy weeknight dinners to organizational hacks and personal care tips, Tia uses her YouTube channel to share her weekly quick fix!

Shay Mitchell

Fashion, hair, makeup, food, travel, and fitness! Shay Mitchell shares it all on her official YouTube page, including an in-depth look into her latest business venture, travel brand “Béis.”

Madelaine Petsch

“Riverdale” star, Madelain Petsch, started her YouTube channel only a year ago and already has over 4 million subscribers that love her vlogs showing an inside look into her life outside of acting.

Angela Kinsey

“The Office” star, Angeal Kinsey, hosts a family-friendly baking and cooking YouTube channel with her husband Josh Snyder, who is also the host of the Facebook show “Fridge Face Off”. They often have celebrity guests, even the occasional beloved “The Office” co-star pops up!

April 19th, 2019 7 Reasons Why Jameela Jamil Is My New Celebrity Crush

Actress Jameela Jamil has been on my radar for quite some time now, not only for her hilarious portrayal of Tahani Al-Jamil on NBC’s ‘The Good Place’, but as an outspoken activist for body positivity, women’s rights, and feminist empowerment, not to mention having a style that I will be envious of until the end of time.
Photo of Jameela in green suit
If you aren’t familiar with Jameela Jamil, take some time to found out why she is my new celebrity crush and should be yours too.

Body Positivity Maven

Jameela has always been a voice for body positivity and inclusivity. From struggling with body dysmorphia at just 14 years old to being ridiculed by the press for gaining weight early in her career, Jameela has decided to be aggressive about the conversation of body image and loving yourself despite the number on the scale, the cellulite on your thighs, or stretch marks. “It’s a nightmare. It’s such a ridiculous thing to feel bullied over,” she added. “It’s just flesh. It’s flesh on bones.”

Founder of “I Weigh”

She is not just all talk, she takes action. Jameela has used her platform and her passion for body positivity to spread the message and the love via “I Weigh”, which started as an Instagram account for women to share what makes them themselves, without using a number or a beauty standard, and has grown into an IGTV/YouTube series in which Jameela discusses body issues in candid interviews with the likes of Sam Smith and Lizzo.
Jameela in a mirror selfie.

Feminist Activist

Jameela is a self-proclaimed “feminist in training” because she admits that she herself is still learning, but that doesn’t stop her from having frank discussions of important issues regarding women’s rights today. Via Twitter, Jameela says, “It is never too late to check yourself and right your wrongs. I used to be slut shamey, judgmental, and my feminism wasn’t intersectional enough. Nobody is born perfectly “woke”. Listen, read, learn, grow, change and make room for everyone. We aren’t free til ALL of us are free.” Jameela is not just all tweets and honest Instagram posts, she makes it a priority to publicly speak about and take action about women’s rights.
Jameela in front of a pop-up sign.

Bold, Honest & Brazen

Jameela is not afraid to call out influencers who spread harmful messages to millions of young girls and impressionable women via public platforms. She frequently comments on and brings to light the truth behind the many influencers shilling diet teas, shakes, and gummies on Instagram, even shaming the Kardashian’s for their harmful and inaccurate messages. Read more about the effect of Jameela speaking out and exposing these lies here.
Jameela leaving a comment.

No Photoshop Policy

Jameela Jamil has instituted a no Photoshop policy on herself for all publications. Jameela commented via Twitter: “I haven’t banned all photoshop of myself because I’m being some sort of martyr for women, I’m doing it for MY mental health, so I don’t set myself up for a fall when I look in the mirror, after seeing a digitally enhanced “flawless” avatar. I don’t want the pressure or scrutiny.” Speaking to the BBC about the basis of Photoshop: “It is anti-feminist. It is ageist. It is fat-phobic. It looks weird. It looks wrong. It’s robbing you of your time, money, comfort, integrity and self-worth.”
Jameela in natural photo.

Down to Earth Relatability

While she takes all her activism and social and moral responsibilities seriously, Jameela is down to earth and frequently shows her goofy side, and I am always grateful when a celebrity is unafraid to be their true selves and shares unfiltered and raw moments.
Jameela with cartons of ice cream.

She’s Stylish A.F.

After all is said and done, Jameela is my newest style icon! From vibrant tailored suits to flowing floral maxis, Jameela can rock it all.
Jameela wearing a great suit.

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