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Elena Arenas shows off her sculpted abs on social media!

The artistic gymnast, who competes alongside her bestie Olivia Dunne for LSU, dropped jaws on Instagram when she shared a sizzling set of snaps.

Elena Arenas Stuns In A Cut-Out Dress

Arenas rocked a white mini-dress that she wore for her birthday. The garment had a skintight fit that helped highlight her hourglass silhouette. Its one-shoulder design also accentuated her toned arms, while the straight neckline bared a glimpse of her décolletage.

The cut-outs below displayed a glimpse of her sculpted midriff. Meanwhile, the lower part of the dress formed on the curves of her hips down to her upper thighs. Notably, the tie-up feature made the dress even shorter — allowing the athlete to showcase her toned pins.

Elena Arenas Is Ravishing In Red

For the special occasion, Arenas pulled up her hair in a ponytail and wore a full face of makeup, which included a red lipstick that suited her nicely.

In terms of accessories, the LSU star accessorized with a dainty necklace and a pair of dangling round earrings.

Striking Poses For The Camera

The first photo saw the 22-year-old standing against a white backdrop. She popped her hip to the side and placed one of her hands on her waist. While smiling and looking straight into the lens, the gymnast touched her brunette locks using her other hand.

Arenas showed the back part of her dress in the second snap. She placed her right hand on her head and looked over her shoulder to face the camera.

Elena Arenas Gives Another Rear View

A swipe to the right showed Arenas striking a similar stance. This time, she

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We live each day holding two thoughts in our minds at once. The horrors? They never cease. And also, time marches on. Babies are born, the holidays come again, the ginkgo tree yellows, and Leonardo DiCaprio has a birthday. These things we can count on for the most part. The actor turned 49 this year, and he threw a big bash where he allegedly kissed his girlfriend, Vittoria Ceretti, 25, and the crowd dicaprio-showed-off-pda-with-vittoria-ceretti-at-birthday-bash-exclusive-8400809″allegedly hoisted him into the air. One gets the sense that DiCaprio has long been good at balancing the solemn and frivolous—all that yachting balanced with excellent work balanced with his philanthropic endeavors.

But enough about him and the horrors. What about everyone else who went to the party? There were many: Kim Kardashian, Rita Ora, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Salma Hayek, Lady Gaga, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, and the reportedly recently affianced Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum all attended. What do you wear to Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday party? The overarching theme was little black dress (many guests were arriving from the 2023 Baby2Baby Gala, Los Angeles’s biggest night for babies, and were dressed all the way up).

Kate Beckinsale, however, did something a little different than the little black dress. She wore a little black dress from the Blonds’ fall runway, which came with a surreal belt. It was deeply reminiscent of two fictional gems that have crossed paths with DiCaprio on film. 

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One is the the blue square-cut sapphire and beckinsale-makes-an-epic-callback-with-her-dress-at-leonardo-dicaprios-party-214758″diamond necklace that DiCaprio’s character Howard Hughes gave Beckinsale’s character Ava Gardner in 2004’s The Aviator. The other is the Heart of the Ocean, immortalized in the 1997 DiCaprio vehicle, Titanic. The Heart of

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Halloween weekend was bound to provide some excellent fashion moments. Luckily for us, the good people of Instagram delivered, in costume and otherwise. 

Some got into the spirit of the season—while still putting fashion first. Artist Tali Lennox attended designer Dilara Findikoglu’s Dark Versailles ball dressed as a dark angel, complete with black satin corsetry, mesh and beaded sleeves, and a lace fan to match her stockings. 

Other leaned into luxury. Kendall Jenner chowed down on some sushi in an oversized turquoise fur coat, while María Bernad, designer and founder of Les Fleurs Studios, wore a slinky archival Vivienne Westwood dress. Lupita Nyong’o also looked regal in a white Taller Marmo maxi dress with its high-necked collar and plunging v-neck.

Plaid also had a big week, befitting the changing leaves and cooling temperatures. Actor Chase Sui Wonders showed her support for Thom Browne’s 20th anniversary in the brand’s signature grayscale plaid, while Olivia Rodrigo paired her printed miniskirt with a black ribbed mock neck, and content creator Vicky Montanari put on a colorful display in a mint-chocolatey coat.

Below, see more of the best fashion Instagrams of the week.

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years (!!!) since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle back in 208. A lot has changed since then – to say the least – but one thing that will never get old about the star-studded event is Meghan’s truly glorious wedding dress.

Classic and minimal yet truly show-stopping, Meghan’s long-sleeved, boat-neck Givenchy gown has lived in our minds rent-free ever since it first appeared on the chapel steps – but a new interview with the dress’ designer has got us obsessed all over again.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Claire Waight Keller, who was the first-ever female artistic director of Givenchy and the brains behind the dress, has revealed a previously unknown detail about the design that has made us love it EVEN more.

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Apparently, the Duchess put a “creative twist” on the traditional “something blue”, taking a small piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry and incorporating it into her bridal design. “We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check,” Waight Keller explains. “It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress.” Sweet!

Waight Keller also discussed the details of Meghan’s extraordinary 16.5-foot silk tulle veil, which supposedly entailed 3,900 hours of design and was hand-embroidered with flowers from all 53 Commonwealth countries – as well as featuring an homage to her home state of California, and

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Meghan Markle‘s wedding dress designer has revealed that the “something blue” that was included in her wedding dress is something that only the Duchess of Sussex knew about at the time.

Designer Clare Waight Keller, who is also the artistic director of Givenchy, told dress“Vanity Fair that Meghan didn’t want “a garter or something like that” for her something blue and, instead, Meghan snipped a piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry

“We basically sewed it into the hem of the dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there,” Keller told the venerable magazine. “It was a little blue gingham check. “It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress.”

Meghan and Harry tied the knot on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The focus of the Givenchy gown was the graphic open bateau neckline that framed Meghan’s shoulders and emphasized a “slender sculpted waist.” The design house also noted that the slim three-quarter sleeves added “a note of refined modernity” and that the underskirt was made of triple silk organza.

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Months after the wedding, Meghan meghan-markle-something-blue-wedding-day-revealed/”told ITV for its documentary, Queen of the World, about the “something blue” as she tried to look for the piece of fabric for the cameras.

“Beautiful. Somewhere in here there’s a piece of… did you see it?” she asks in the doc. “The piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside? It was my ‘something blue.’ It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”

She also told ITV that she wanted the 53 nations of the Commonwealth represented

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Was Meghan Markle’s wedding dress missing ‘something blue’ tradition?
Was Meghan Markle’s wedding dress missing ‘something blue’ tradition?

Meghan Markle’s classic bridal look is receiving new attention and all thanks to the designer Clare Waight Keller.

The fashion designer behind the long-sleeved Givenchy gown that the Duchess of Sussex wore to wed Prince Harry in May 2018 shared fresh information about the ensemble on Friday. The information included a new hint about Meghan’s “something blue” and King Charles’ admiration of the Commonwealth link of her veil.

When Waight Keller realized Meghan’s vision as the first female artistic director of Givenchy, she revealed to Vanity Fair how and where she surreptitiously sewed blue cloth from the dress the future duchess wore on her first date with Harry.

“We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check,” the British designer told the outlet of the “something blue” tradition.

“It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress,” she added.

Meghan, 42, earlier hinted the homage in HBO’s 2018 documentary Queen of the World, but only alluded to where it was.

“Somewhere in here there’s a piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside — it was my something blue,” she said while inspecting the dress for the first time since her royal wedding day. “It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Waight Keller stated that the 53 hand-embroidered flower trims on her cathedral-length veil, which were worn by Meghan and Harry, meant a great deal to them.

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“[Meghan] felt like she was bringing an element of each of those countries down the aisle with her. So that

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In an interesting twitter space conversation on Wednesday evening, an amazing discussion is ongoing,

It’s a chat on decolonizing African hairstyles and dress codes.

A most needed chat aimed at liberating  black people from suppressive postcolonial norms.

Most if not all African countries had their unique way of life before they encountered the colonialists.

From a robust governance structure, to unique beauty standards inherent in their beautiful cultural practices.

One of the speakers commented on a rather common phenomenal which has been adopted by most African countries, imposing specific hairstyles in schools, a move that has emitted mixed reactions, with some terming it as an unnecessary move.

The upbringing of the African child has had a major impact on their dressing code, and also the hairstyle they keep,

‘’the girl child has been brought up in a patriarchal society that has defined a lot, which includes the dressing code ‘’ ‘One speaker mentioned  

This raising awareness for the appreciation of black hair has started many social, political, and artistic initiatives around the world. In August 2016 a girl at Pretoria High School in South Africa protested against the school policy that prohibits girls from wearing their natural black hair.

Dress code Regulation In Work Places

One speaker mentioned a scenario where she was told that the office admitted women who wear skirts, a move she felt was locking out women who were not comfortable wearing skirts.

A further engagement on this brought about the effect of regulations in work places in terms of what to wear and the effect it has on employees,

a move that has been discouraged since it effects individual productivity.

It’s clear that dress code plays a key role in shaping our

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“[She] felt like she was bringing an element of each of those countries down the aisle with her. So that her new role—and that bridge to the new role—was captured in what she was wearing,” Waight Keller says. “For both of us, we felt it was a really beautiful signature, and I think even Prince Harry was just thrilled at the idea that we really tried to capture something for everyone in that service.”

To symbolize love and charity, crops of wheat were intricately blended into the floral motif at the front of the veil, which was secured with Queen Mary’s diamond and platinum bandeau tiara. The Givenchy atelier workers in Paris sewed for hundreds of hours and washed their hands every 30 minutes to ensure that the threads and tulle remained immaculate.

The groom’s father, a staunch supporter of British hand-craftsmanship and artisan traditions, was also moved by the gesture. “King Charles was just in awe of the dress and the [veil] embroidery, and he asked me about it while we were waiting inside the nave,” Waight Keller says. “He was really very interested, actually, in all the different motifs and the floral representations.”

Celebrating Prince Harry With “Something Blue”

The duchess put a creative twist on her serendipitous “something blue.” After dismissing “a garter or something like that,” Waight Keller explains, Markle snipped a piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry.

“We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check,” Waight Keller says, dropping a significant clue about the Sussexes’ origin story—and for social media sleuths to scour the Wayback Machine. “It was the perfect personal memento that was

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