Blog: Crossroads Style

November 30th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Getting to Know Meghan Markle

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In true fairytale fashion, an American “commoner”—Meghan Markle—is engaged to marry a prince—Prince Harry of Wales—after a whirlwind romance. But can we truly call Meghan common? An actress, humanitarian, and Northwestern graduate, Meghan has an impressive resume all her own. Before the tabloids started following Meghan and Prince Harry last summer, I didn’t know who she was. Of course, since the engagement announcement, I, like many others fascinated with the royal family, googled Meghan right away—and immediately developed a girl crush! Get to know Meghan Markle too, starting with these five impressive facts about her.

 

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A Northwestern Graduate
Long before her successful acting career and meeting Prince Harry, Meghan graduated from Northwestern University with a double major in International Studies and Theater.

 


An Accomplished Actress
Meghan has been steadily acting for 15 years, but she got her big break in the TV show Suits, in which she’s played Rachel Zane for the past seven seasons. Although Meghan has been successful in her career, she’s also been able to fly under the tabloid radar, keeping a relatively private life until meeting Prince Harry.

 


A Modern Day Philanthropist
Meghan uses her place in the public eye for good, bringing attention to those that don’t have her platform. Meghan is an advocate for gender and racial equality and is active in the humanitarian world, working with Canada’s World Vision Clean Water campaign.

 


Full of Hidden Talents
Along with acting, Meghan also has quite a few hidden talents! She previously freelanced as a calligrapher, and she is such a huge foodie that she was invited to shared some of her favorite secrets with The Today Show!

 

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A (Former) Blogger
Meghan shared her passion for food, fashion, travel and beauty on her successful blog, The Tig, for three years before shutting it down last summer to focus on her acting and humanitarian work.

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November 2nd, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 6 Reasons The Cast of ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ is Total BFF Goals

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn star in A Bad Moms Christmas, and they are total BFF goals. I’ve been following the press tour for this holiday-themed sequel, and the love and support these three women have for each other is genuine and refreshing. Unlike the recent shade the Sex and the City cast has been throwing around, these three are friends in real life, and it makes me even more excited for the movie!

Here’s why the ladies of A Bad Moms Christmas are total #BFFgoals!

 

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1. They headline one of Hollywood’s few female-led franchises.
If you’re happy there’s finally a smart, R-rated comedy that shows moms in a realistic light, raise your hand. (*raises hand!*)

 

2. They are fearless.
The trio is adorably fearless in Vanity Fair’s “Fear Box”, encouraging each other the whole time to touch a millipede, a chicken, and other mystery items. Watch the video here:

 

3. They got “friendship haircuts.”
Cue the “awws”! Kristen and Mila got matching friendship haircuts and I’m totally not crying.

 

4. They are three stylish mamas!
Every time I’ve seen these ladies on their press tour, I am so impressed with their style and inspired to up my chic-mom factor too!

 

5. They are hilarious off-script.
Some of our favorite actors shine mainly on script, but these ladies have proven they have at least as much personality and humor off-script as they do on! Watch the ladies hilariously review the hottest toys for kids this summer.

 

6. They are open and honest about motherhood.
I love that the ladies have been so open about parenting during this press tour. From sharing on-set breast-pumping stories to discussing why their children are not on social media (or aren’t getting Christmas presents!), these Moms seem to be raising children with good heads on their shoulders.

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October 23rd, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Hollywood’s Most Stylish Mother-Daughter Duos

Is a sense of style nature or nurture? In the case of these celeb mom and daughter pairs, it looks like the style gene has been passed down to the next generation. Take a look at some of the most stylish mother-daughter duos in Hollywood!

 

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Lisa Bonet & Zoe Kravitz
With a bohemian-influenced, rock & roll sense of fashion I desperately envy, this duo tops my list of the most stylish!

 

Reese Witherspoon & Ava Philippe
Ava inherited mom Reese’s stunning looks and her classic style.

 

Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber
Kaia is the spitting image of her supermodel mom and is already taking the fashion world by storm.

 

Beyoncé & Blu Ivy
From one icon to another in the making, Beyoncé’s daughter has all the style and sass of Beyoncé herself.

 

Kim Kardashian West & North West
North West definitely already has a better wardrobe than any of us—Kim gets her clothes custom-made from her own!

 

Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson
Goldie and Kate are two free spirits and one stylish duo!

 

Anna Wintour & Bee Shaffer
Anna taught Bee all she knows about style, and whenever we get a glimpse of these two on the red carpet, it shows!

 

Diana Ross & Tracee Ellis Ross
From stealing clothes from her mom’s closet to designing her own fashion line for JCPenney, Tracee is just as stylish as her iconic mom, Diana.

 

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October 5th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Must-See Pop Music Artist Documentaries

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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

September 21st, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Next-Gen Fashion “It Girls” to Watch

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.

 

Kaia Gerber

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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.

 

Sistine Stallone

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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.

 

Sofia Richie

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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.

 

Paris Jackson

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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.

 

Lily-Rose Depp

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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?

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