Celebrities: they’re just like us, right? With the facade that celebrities have in front of cameras and audiences, we never know what a celebrity is truly like. Musicians often have the ability to connect with their fans on a deeper level, because music becomes a part of people and their lives. It’s something that can be intensely personal and tied to important moments in your own narrative.
Documentaries have allowed musicians to open up about their lives and fans to further connect to them. Through full-length films, fans can understand more truthfully where the artist has come from.
Looking to watch one? Below, I’ve rounded up my five favorite pop musician documentaries!
Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of
With a career spanning almost 25 years, there is more to this boyband than meets the eye. We get to go back to each Boy’s hometown and learn about where they came from and how they got to where they are now. Spoiler alert: we even see heated arguments between the group during album meetings! See the trailer here.
Gaga: Five Foot Two
In her documentary, we get a look into the mind of Lady Gaga—known as Stefani in her personal life—and the trauma and consequences of fame. Stripped of the glamour, the over-the-top, larger-than-life costumes, and the scripts, we get true Gaga in this documentary. You can watch the trailer here.
Beyoncé: Life is But a Dream
Self-directed and produced, notoriously private Beyoncé opens up and shares personal home videos and private moments with her family. You can watch the trailer here.
Madonna: Truth or Dare
An oldie but a goodie, Truth or Dare chronicles Madonna during her 1990 Blond Ambition tour. You can watch the trailer here.
Amy Winehouse: Amy
Amy is the heartbreaking story of the life of Amy Winehouse, a talent gone too soon, taken by the sickness of drugs and the heartbreak of fame. You can watch the trailer here.
Nepotism runs rampant in Hollywood; sometimes, it’s all about who you know. But it seems like more and more, we’re seeing next-gen celebrity children make their own claim to fame. Take a look at five next generation celebrity children who are becoming fashion it girls.
At just 16 years old, Kaia Gerber (daughter and lookalike of supermodel Cindy Crawford) has already modeled for Versace and been featured on the cover of Vogue. This year, she walked the runway for Marc Jacobs, Burberry, and Alexander Wang during Spring 2018 Fashion Week.
Sylvester Stallone’s 19-year-old daughter is signed with IMG Models and was awarded Miss Golden Globes in 2017 (along with her two sisters). Sistine has already walked for Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana and shot an editorial for Harper’s Bazaar.
Lionel Richie’s daughter (whom you may also know as Nicole Richie’s sister), has been in the public eye for quite some time, but 2017 has her stepping into the limelight with her own work. With 2.7 million Instagram followers, a budding modeling portfolio, and growing influence as a street style star, we will be happy to see more from the youngest Richie.
Daughter of the late Michael Jackson, Paris has dabbled in acting since 2011 and recently signed a modeling contract with IMG Models. She often uses her family name for good, speaking out and bringing awareness to those in need who don’t have her platform.
Daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose has successfully launched her own career in acting and modeling. She has several feature films behind her and has worked with the likes of Chanel and Vogue.
Who are your favorite next-gen fashion it girls?
#NoMakeupMonday has been a popular movement on Instagram, with even our favorite celebrities baring all and posting makeup-free selfies. For women who have the media telling them what is beautiful, there is something so empowering about showing oneself as is, no makeup and no filters. Are we finally moving towards individual beauty being the standard, instead of having someone tell us what is desirable? We can hope so! Until then, makeup-free selfies are a step in helping women everywhere become more confident with their bare-faced selves.
Take a look at some of our favorite celebs taking part in makeup-free selfies!
Alicia has actually vowed to stop wearing makeup altogether, whether at home, on a red carpet, or for a photoshoot. In making a statement about the industry’s beauty standards, she has inspired so many young women to embrace their natural beauty as well.
Britney has always been that down-to-earth, sweet Southern girl since she took over pop music when she was 17, and to this day, she’s not afraid to bare her natural self to her fans.
Demi is not shy about being confident—in fact it is the focus of most of her music! Demi often goes makeup-free and has said that she practices daily affirmations to keep herself grounded and confident.
Selena knows that she has a huge influence on a lot of young women, and she isn’t afraid to go makeup-free. She lets her fans know that beauty is what is on the inside and that everyone is perfect as they are.
Drew is America’s favorite free spirit, and although she founded her own cosmetics line, she knows the value of natural beauty as well.
Kate Hudson is such an inspiration for health, fitness, and natural beauty. She has always had that natural glow about her and I love that she embraces it.
No filter necessary, on photos or opinions. Chrissy is outspoken and has openly shared her thoughts on her insecurities while still making her confidence in herself clear.
Gal isn’t afraid to get real and honest. She’s spoken about the hardships of being a new mom while being so busy—yet she still looks as gorgeous as ever in her makeup-free selfie.
She has always said that she’s still just “Jenny from the block.” She proves her realness time and time again on her Instagram, with behind-the-scenes peeks into her personal life, from full glam to stripped down.
Though she’s known for that perfect winged eyeliner, Adele radiates beauty both with makeup and without.
Of course, makeup can be fun and empowering and artistic too! But it should be something that makes you happy. Whether you love makeup or not, what’s most important is feeling comfortable and YOU. We love seeing celebrities show us another side of themselves as part of an effort to embrace and empower women everywhere.
Before Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, before social media and family connections, before celebrities took over ad campaigns and magazine covers, there was “The Big Six.” In the midst of a new wave of grunge and bubblegum pop music, an overabundance of denim, and the beginning of the celebrity gossip obsession, the 90’s also became the decade when models became supermodels and celebrities in their own right. Today’s models are automatically shoved into the “super” category just by having a certain amount of Instagram likes, but The Big Six: Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Kate Moss became larger than fashion, and still manage to captivate us today. Below, we’re taking a look at the original supermodels’; then and now.
Claudia Schiffer rose to supermodel status fame in the 90’s and currently still holds the Guinness Book of World Records for appearing on the most magazine covers. Schiffer became the face for Guess? and the muse for Chanel, dabbled in acting, and is currently using her status for good as a UK Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
As one of the women to define “supermodel”, Cindy Crawford, the highest paid model in the world in 1995, became a celebrity beyond modeling, delving into acting, endorsements, and even furniture design. Crawford is involved in numerous charities and activism organizations, such as The Ronald McDonald House Charities and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Christy Turlington is currently deeply involved in the crusade to providing safe pregnancies and births for all women with her non-profit she founded, Every Mother Counts, in 2010. But in the late 80’s and early 90’s Turlington was at the top of the fashion model game, a top pick for every high end designer in the industry.
As one of the most recognizable and in-demand models of the 90’s Naomi Campbell is still well known and successful in the industry today. After conquering the runway, fashion magazine covers, music video and television acting, Campbell is using her name for good and cofounded an advocacy group called Diversity Coalition to campaign for diversity in the modeling world. Campbell also does work with many organizations around the world in an effort to fight poverty.
Linda Evangelista coined the still popular phrase, “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day,” speaking of herself and the other models that make up The Big Six. Evangelista has since retired from fashion modeling, and now focuses her efforts on activism and research for HIV/AIDs and breast cancer.
Kate Moss is the “six” in The Big Six, who rose to fame after her Calvin Klein campaign. Although she is targeted in the media for her “partying” lifestyle, Moss is currently still modeling at the top of her game. She is a well-known street style icon, and has dabbled in music and fashion design. Moss also uses her fame and money for good, supporting many charities, including Elton John AIDS Foundation, Make Poverty History, and SamandRuby charity, which she helped found.
Hair this fall is all about simple yet dramatic styles. Blunt cuts, natural waves and curls, and lowlights are all trending for the upcoming season. Of course, our favorite celebrities are ahead of the game with access to the top hair stylists in the world. They’ve already begun debuting their new shorter and darker ‘dos on Instagram.
Take a look at some of our favorite celeb hair transformations to inspire your fall style!
We can always count on Vanessa to showcase her playful side when it comes to her style, and her new blunt bangs and bob combo has me reaching for the scissors!
Zoe Kravitz rocks an eclectic style, and her recent hair change is yet another example of her bold aesthetic. Her blonde to brunette pixie cut is sure to inspire some copycats this fall.
The Kardashians are known for their ever-evolving, trend-setting style. Khloe’s new blunt lob is more versatile than you may think; it can be styled straight, wavy, and half up or down for casual or formal occasions. It just may be the haircut of the season.
It may be a wig, but Kendall is killing it with this bob and bang combo.
Sofia is always smoldering, and her modern, blunt bangs confirm that she knows what works on her.
Emma has gone shorter and lighter! Emma’s new ‘do is a textured choppy bob, sure to temp many to go shorter this season.
Celebrity hairstylist Riwana Capri gets credit for transforming Kristin’s long locks into this on-trend wavy long bob.
Sarah added length with extensions and drama with a new color. She darkened her blonde hair to “cinnamon chocolate”, a mix of red and brunette colors.
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