Blog: Crossroads Style

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.


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!

March 7th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Diane Keaton is Redefining Instagram’s #OOTD Fashion

Diane Keaton has always had legendary style. Her signature menswear-inspired fashion sense has graced us for decades via films, red carpets, and off-duty moments caught by the paparazzi. Recently Keaton has seemingly been caught up in the world of #OOTD posts on Instagram and even though it’s only been weeks since her first, she has quickly become the Instagram influencer that we didn’t know we needed, but of which we are desperate to have more.

Redefining what style is, throwing out all the rules and not being afraid to be bold and go big – big hats, big belts, bit boots, big silhouettes – Keaton is a breath of refreshing air within the crowded era of identical Instagram style stars and “It” girls of the fashion and blogging world. Take a look at some of Keaton’s best #OOTD post thus far.

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February 6th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Brands Leading The No Retouching Movement

Since 2014, Aerie, an American Eagle offshoot, has committed to not retouching their models and embracing body positivity and inclusiveness.

For their spring 2019 campaign, Aerie introduced the new #AerieREAL Role Models; Eight inspirational body-positive women, including actresses Busy Philipps, Samira Wiley, and Jameela Jamil, Paralympic medalist Brenna Huckaby, YouTuber Molly Burke, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Iskra Lawrence, and poet and author Cleo Wade. Meet the women here.
Celebrities in body positive campaign.
Read below about more body positive brands that have committed to not retouching their campaigns.


Dove was the first brand to include women of all shapes and sizes sans Photoshop and has continued to empower body positivity.
Dove campaign featuring no retouching.


Who knew that we could love Target even more than we already did? Target discontinued model retouching in 2017 and has anyone else noticed that the mannequins have more realistic body shapes?
Target models in untouched photos.


ASOS models can be seen with stretch marks, tattoos, bruises and more. They quietly stopped retouching models in 2017 and have since stated on their website that they “do not artificially adjust photographs of models to change their appearance. When we retouch images, we do so to ensure the product in the image looks more like the real product, which usually involves aligning the colour more closely.”
Asos model wearing large brim hat.


ModCloth was the first retailer to sign the “Heroes Pledge For Advertisers,” in 2014 promising not to “change the shape, size, proportion, color and/or remove/enhance the physical features” of models in advertisements post-production. I can personally attest to this. I modeled for ModCloth during this time! I love that they hire “normal” women for their campaigns!
Modcloth model in close-up portrait.

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