According to Nylon, the performance was 'billed as a tribute to the, "past, present, and future" of halftime shows, this year's extravaganza featured kids on violins, Bruno Mars on the vocals, Marc Ronson on the turnables, and lots of flashbacks to some of the best performances in Super Bowl history.'
Beyoncé killed it in a black number with gold chains, bold hardware and fish nets - the Diva looked incredible!
In light of a quiet past year, Beyonce just gave the world life by releasing one of her most fierce and fabulous tracks yet. That’s right, ‘Formation’ is a politically charged single, which references real life moments that Bey is not afraid to address. Her statements are loud and bold and it’s clear that there’s a message she wants people to hear.
Once again, Beyonce has found a way to re-invent herself. Lyrically, her swagger is on point while she speaks directly to her haters and not so subtly brags about her wealth.
To know ones surprise, ‘Formation’ was tight lipped and launched with little warning. Simultaneously fans where informed by Instagram, her website and Tidal.
In no way is the music video or track indirect - as it fearlessly highlights controversial issues. There’s a focus on her history and family and a surprise appearance by her confident daughter, Blue Ivy.
What’s mostly empowering about the singles release is that Beyonce constantly stays true to her voice. She only releases music with a message.
There are obviously things that need to be said and she’s determined to say it.
Hopefully there’s a new album release on the horizon. Queen Bey’s fans are desperate for more!
Are you in a dating-slump? As much as you want to have faith in Tinder, Hitch and dating apps alike, do you rarely have a successful date secured out of these platforms?
We are confidential, independent and busy women but that doesn't mean that we wouldn't love to meet our Mr. Right... right?
Although dating apps have a bad rep, they are the most common way to meet potential dates in the modern world. Think about it, how many Gen Y-ers do you know that AREN'T on Tinder?
Whether you want to admit it or not, there are mindsets and habits that we ladies have on online dating sites that might be hindering your chances of finding your Future Bae.
Which of these self-sabotaging online dating acts are you guilty of?
1. You only swipe right on your picture perfect guy
So you like tall, dark haired men with smouldering eyes (and a very specific length of stubble)? There’s no way you are swiping right on someone who does not fit those standards, right?
Because the initial connection on Tinder is purely based on physical attributes, it is a good idea to let go of those ‘he’s so not my type’ standards. You never know, the short blonde guy might just be your true match.
2. Your deal breakers are a deal breaker
Sure we ladies like to set certain standards that we look for in a potential partner, however don’t be so quick to 'kick him to the curb' just because he does not tick every box on your mile long list. There is a lot to learn from men that are different to you.
The usual Tinder cycle goes something like this; you connect, you chat on Tinder and if all goes well you move to texting, then comes the time to meet in person. While meeting someone face-to-face can be both exciting and daunting, don't stay in that 'texting' zone for too long. This allows room for over-analysing every message and often leads to miscommunication. It is mostly impossible to understand what the person on the other end of the text is thinking... Because what EXACTELY does his winkey-emoticon reply mean?!
4. You want an instant connection
Maybe our favourite rom-coms are to blame for this but we woman want to feel an instant connection when we meet someone... love at first sight as they say. Now, you can continue living in your fairy tale dream world or you can come to terms with the fact that as human beings, we are all awkward and the physical connection will build as your emotional connection gets stronger.
5. You set your standards too high
So you’ve been talking for weeks and now you have this exact picture in your head about what he looks like, what he talks like and what his personality is like? This is sad to admit but by not setting your too high standards for a potential date, you are less likely to be disappointed.
Chinese New Year 2016 is an extravagant experience of food, colour, family and reflection.
Brisbane has a number of options on hand where you can enjoy the celebrations of the 2016 Lunar New Year. Here we've highlighted 3 unique ways to be involved.
There's a limited edition doughnut being released at Doughtnut Time dubbed, 'The Golden Fortune.' The dougnut has been deliciously glazed with a rich-red cream and hand dipped in white chocolate spec, whilst being finally adorned with a unique lucky 'Golden' chocolate coin.
Available only at Doughnut Time stores to celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 on the 7th and 8th February, while stocks last.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Chinese New Year 2016 will be welcomed in Brisbane with an extraordinary musical event – Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Year of the Monkey concert, a joyous fusion of traditional Chinese music, great Western masterpieces. Under the baton of Asia’s pre-eminent young conductor, Darrell Ang, the concert will feature leading virtuosos from China, and will see the traditional Chinese Erhu played with the Orchestra for the first time.
The Year of the Monkey concert:
Thursday 11 February at 7:30pm, Brisbane City Hall (QSO WorldBeat) Featuring: Conductor Darrell Ang, Cello Li-Wei Qin, Erhu Ma Xiaohui, Piano Yingdi Sun, Mezzo-Soprano Aoyun Gerile For more information and bookings visit: qso.com.au
Treasury Casino & Hotel has unveiled Brisbane’s most vibrant celebration of Chinese New Year 2016, promising to paint the town red and gold next month with a cracker of a program.
The two-week Lunar festival, starting Monday 8 February, invites guests to journey through a range of traditional celebrations and modern adaptations, including Asian-themed menus, exotic events and prize giveaways.
Spanning six bars and restaurants, Treasury’s Lunar New Year program promises to delight and wonder, with Asian laneway parties, outdoor community yoga, and abundant Eastern food and beverage options.
Sure, the LBD is a trusty wardrobe staple that never fails to impress, but this weekend why not try something a little more risky and seduce him with a LRD (little red dress).
The bright colour of the LRD will spice up your style, making it an ideal outfit choice for a date with your man. Recently flaunted by many celebrities including Selena Gomez, Alexa Chung and Jennifer Lopez, the LRD is a must-have!
The Fashion Weekly team have collated our top sassy picks for both a fun day out or a romantic evening date.
Sure, the LBD is a no-fail staple but this weekend, why not try something a little more risky and seduce him with a LRD (little red dress).
The bright red colour of these dresses will spice up your style, making it an ideal outfit choice for a romantic date. Flaunted recently by many celebrities including Selena Gomez, Alexa Chung and Jennifer Lopez, the LRD is s must-have!
The Fashion Weekly team have collated our top sassy picks for both a fun day out or a romantic evening.
Where: ARIA, 1 Eagle St, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, 4000
What better way to spend your Valentine's Day than dining in one of Brisbane's most prestigious restaurants, sipping cocktails and eating from a sophisticated menu with your girls?
With impeccable quality of service and an abundance of food and beverage choices, ARIA is sure to impress. The Valentine's Day 2016 three-course dinning selection is catered for a sophisticated palate with dishes ranging from oysters to duck.
Book a table now, slip on your best cocktail dress, grab the girls and head to ARIA to celebrate the Valentine’s holiday style!
Price: $170.00 PP
For bookings and inquiries contact Mandi on 07 3233 2555 or email email@example.com.
Sofitel Brisbane offers a tasteful way to celebrate the love for Valentine’s Day 2016. Invite your closest girlfriends to share a special moment with a Premium High Tea at Privé249.
The intimate setting and luxurious French décor of Privé249 offers a refined way to spend Valentine’s afternoon.
The High Tea includes an indulgent chocolate fountain, a glass of Mumm Cordon Rouge bubbles, and an array of French patisseries and gourmet treats.
$80.00 PP, 1st seating: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Sunday 14th of February
$80.00 PP, 2nd seating: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Sunday 14th of February
If you do mysteriously meet the man of your dreams before Valentine’s Day, Sofitel Brisbane will ensure you have a magnifique evening on Saturday 13 February. The ‘St Valentine Romance Package’ offers a five course degustation menu, a beautiful candlelit backdrop and live entertainment, designed for romance and luxurious seduction.
$199.00 PP, 1st seating: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (includes post-dinner drinks in Cuvée Lounge Bar), Saturday 13th of February
$235.00 PP, 2nd seating: 8:15 pm - late (includes pre-dinner drinks in Cuvée Lounge Bar), Saturday 13th of February
For bookings and inquiries contact 07 3835 3535.
Please note: This list appears in alphabetical order and is in no way listed in numerical preference.
Your complete Valentine's Day 2016 beauty checklist
February 05, 2016
Valentine’s Day 2016 is just around the corner and, if you’re anything like us, you’ve left it to the last minute to prepare! Looking and feeling fabulous on a date is all about the preparation, so we turned to the experts at Australian Skin Clinics to create the ultimate beauty checklist for Valentine’s Day 2016. Ready, set, glow!
Glowing complexion – check!
Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a microdermabrasion! For skin that glows this Valentine’s Day, look no further than a microdermabrasion treatment. Not only will it treat bad breakouts, it can also treat sun damage, dry skin, blemish scars and fine lines. Australian Skin Clinics offers a gold standard 9-step microdermabrasion which includes cleanse, exfoliation, AHA/BHA mask, microdermabrasion, extractions, peel (after careful assessment of suitability), nourishment, hydration and protection.
The 45-minute treatment removes the dead outer surface of your skin with light abrasion, unclogging your pores and leaving your skin clear and renewed. It will also improve your skin’s circulation and stimulate its collagen simultaneously.
Have the plump pout you’ve always dreamed of this Valentine’s Day 2016 with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can restore and boost volume in naturally thin lips for up to six months, depending on your metabolism and other factors. Results are instant, however it is strongly recommended that you book this treatment five to seven days before your hot Valentine’s date.
Hair free – check!
Remember that time someone rubbed your leg and you realised you forgot to shave? Guilty! Fear no more ladies - laser hair removal treatments can be tailored to eradicate hair from nearly all areas of your face and body fast.
Whether you want no hair down there, smooth underarms or silky smooth legs, you can be hair free in less than 10 minutes depending on your treatment area! Australian Skin Clinics use only medical-grade laser hair removal equipment by fully trained technicians and any hair colour can be targeted, except for grey, white and white blonde.
Smooth skin – check!
Ensure your skin is silky smooth this Valentine’s Day by using Skinstitut 14% Glycolic Scrub. Apply the scrub to dry skin, and leave for ten minutes before washing off. The Glycolic breaks down the glue that holds dead skin cells together making them fall away easily, revealing softer, smoother skin. Lastly, apply a body cream immediately after your shower to help lock in the moisture on date night!
No matter what your beauty needs, the team at Australian Skin Clinics have a suitable treatment to ensure you stun on Valentine’s Day 2016.
The naughty Valentine's Day gift guide for you and your lover
February 04, 2016
Ensure that you and your lover make this Valentine's Day one to remember! If you're looking for something a little saucy, sexy and spontaneous - then you've found the right place. The Fashion Weekly team has discovered a few naughty gift ideas which are sure to have quite the enjoyable ending...
The top 10 most fashionable movie characters since the '80s
February 04, 2016
Hollywood has frequently served as a source of fashion inspiration for ordinary people, thanks to its many iconic-looking characters. Here we have highlighted the top ten most fashionable movie characters since the '80s.
This dizzy character played by Alicia Silverstone in the hit comedy Clueless was one of the top 1990s fashion icons, with outfits like A-line miniskirts paired with knee socks, proving that she was anything but clueless when it came to clothes.
Fast forward to 2003 and Reese Witherspoon played a similar character in Legally Blonde. Famously clad entirely in pink, she managed to carry off a look that many women would be daunted by and it perfectly matched her scatterbrained character.
Cruel Intentions is a 1990s teenage classic, and Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillipe) is a seducer – meaning his clothing needed to be impeccable. He combined a designer suit jacket and tie with a t-shirt - this showed off the character’s wealth and style but also his youth.
The character played by Spike Lee in his 1989 film Do the Right Thing is an icon of street style, with the oversized sports top and shorts. At the time, this look was every on the New York streets. This trend complimented the cutting edge vibe of the film and still remains a cool and popular look today.
Bond is a character who rarely looks anything other than completely impeccable, and his most recent appearance in Spectre (2015) is no exception. The fashion highlights were the two coats he wore – a black bridge and a blue Crombie – a tailored fit to tie in with the smart but sober traditions of 007. It’s likely that Daniel Craig can carry off his smart appearance simply with a mobile casino like mobilecasino.co.nz as oppose to Casino Royale in Montenegro.
One of the things that made Rumblefish a popular movie in the 1980s was Mickey Rourke as the enigmatic Motorcycle Boy. He avoided the standard black leather jacket in favour of a grey suit jacket, slacks and a shirt, which showed his character off as an individual.
Anne Hathaway’s naïve character in the Devil Wears Prada received a makeover when she started working in fashion. She sported a white belted coat, grey and white cap and knee-high boots like no other!
The Hollywood agent played by Jeremy Piven in Entourage blends Italian suits with American preppy casual wear – perfect for a character for whom the clothes define success and status within his industry.
Not an admirable character but the shark-like Gordon Gekko looked immaculate throughout the 1987’s Wall Street, thanks to tailored designer pinstriped suits.
The vain male model in this 2001 movie wore crazy outfits – perhaps the pick of which was his leopardskin suit. It parodied the excesses of high fashion perfectly and we will no doubt see similar madness when Zoolander 2 hits cinemas this year.
In honour of the Zoolander sequel, why not spice up your fashion life this year?