Best Business Credit Cards for Rewards

If it’s been a few years since you have last applied for a business credit card, you might be surprised at how much the rewards opportunities has progressed. Since every business owner will use their business credit card differently than their personal card, this second credit card can be a door of opportunity to maximize your rewards points in ways the average consumer cannot!

Here’s a list of the best business credit cards:

  • Best Business Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus: Chase Ink Preferred
  • No Annual Fee Business Card: Chase Ink Cash
  • Hotel Business Credit Card: Starwood
  • Premier Business Credit Card: Amex Platinum
  • Best Cash Back Business Card: Amex SimplyCash
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Chase Ink Business Preferred

Annual Fee: $95

The Chase Ink Business Preferred has a sign-up bonus of 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points. This bonus is worth at least $1,000 in travel if you redeem your points through Chase’s website. If not, 80,000 points is worth $800 in gift cards, or cash back. You must spend $5,000 in the first 3 months of your account to receive the bonus.

The Ink Business Preferred can be a perfect addition to your wallet if you already have the personal Chase Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve as it also earns Chase Ultimate Rewards points and you can pool the points to enjoy award travel sooner.

The Chase Ink Preferred also comes with some nice additional benefits like earn 3x points per $1 on select categories. On the first $150,000 in combined spending each year, you will earn 3x points on every purchase category listed below:

  • Travel
  • Shipping purchases
  • Internet, cable, and phone services
  • Advertising purchases on social media and search engines

You will also receive up to $1,800 in cell phone protection, no foreign transaction fees, free employee cards, and a 25% bonus when redeeming your points through Chase’s website. Plus, you can transfer your points out to your favorite Ultimate Rewards travel partner which includes United, British Airways Avios (includes American and Alaska Airlines), Southwest Airlines, Hyatt, and Marriot to name of few of the transfer options.

Chase Ink Business Cash Card

Chase Ink Business Cash

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Annual Fee: $0

The Chase Ink Business Cash is another worthy option if you don’t want to pay an annual fee but still want to earn Ultimate Rewards points with every purchase that can be redeemed for travel if you own the Chase Sapphire Preferred at 1.25 cents each (instead of 1 cent each).

You have the opportunity to earn up to 5 points per dollar with the following purchases:

  • 5% cash back at office supply stores and phone, internet, and cable services (first $25,000 combined)
  • 2% cash back at gas stations and restaurants (first $25,000 combined annually, then 1%)
  • 1% cash back for all remaining purchases

Your rewards points can be redeemed for cash statement credits, award travel, and gift cards with a 1% redemption rate (10,000 points=$100). But, if your points can be worth 1.25 cents each (10,000 points=$125) if you also own a Chase Sapphire Preferred which offers a 25% redemption bonus when points are redeemed for award travel on Chase. And Chase Sapphire cardmembers have the option to transfer their points on 1:1 basis to multiple airline and hotel programs; you can’t do this with any of the Chase cash rewards cards like the Ink Business Cash or personal Freedom cards.

Wine Travel In Tuscany: Why You Need To Visit Maremma

Driving into Maremma in a jet-lagged stupor I am jarred into wakefulness as I witness a falcon struggling to gain altitude with a still-writhing snake in her talons. It’s all a bit ‘wild kingdom’ for 10 am on a Tuesday, but a fitting beginning for my first visit to this lesser-known deep southern edge of Tuscany. Historically, Maremma was known as a coastal wilderness boasting a high incidence of malaria, not winemaking. Not so today, where, in the northern reaches of Maremma, Italy’s winemaking royalty (Antinori and Frescobaldi among others) cultivate and produce internationally acclaimed Bordeaux blends.

But, I am not in northern Maremma, I am near its deep southern edge, almost precisely half-way between Rome and Florence. Sinuous vine-covered hillsides look like freshly pressed corduroy, and tourists are scarce. Here winemakers are flirting with the potential of Sangiovese and the results are impressively intriguing. According to Andrea Cecchi, owner of Maremma’s Val Della Rose winery (among others in Tuscany), the southern part of Maremma is finally coming into its own and bringing Sangiovese, along with Bordeaux blends, into the spotlight.

Cecchi, Val della Rose Winery

Cecchi’s Val della Rose Winery in Maremma.

Cecchi notes that many who visit here come for the quiet beaches, hiking, scenery, and wildlife. Wine, he adds, is a relatively recent (relative to other parts of Italy) development, but gaining a foothold. The DOCG in this region of Maremma is Morellino di Scansano, which roughly translates as the Sangiovese of Scansano–the nearby village. The wines from this appellation must contain 85% Sangiovese and to be labeled a ‘riserva’ the wine must have spent at least one year aged in barrel.

Cecchi’s family has a long and storied history in Tuscany. They produce exceptional Chianti Classico wines from their winery near Siena but their best-selling wine, La Mora Morellino di Scansano, is from Maremma—not Chianti. In fact, La Mora is Italy’s #1 DOCG wine in Italian retail markets. The wines from this part of Maremma, like those of Chianti, are primarily composed of Sangiovese, but here the seaside soils produce fruit that creates more approachable, fruity and lush wines—wines that Italians like to call “Tutto Pasto” (perfect for enjoying throughout the meal). Playful, pleasing and sunny these wines are wildly popular and still a nice value—for now. Says Cecchi, “My father understood the potential of this appellation as a destination for wine. Previously, wineries would just use the juice from Maremma for other bottlings in Tuscany. Now the wines have their own claim to prestige.”

If you can go in person, which I highly recommend, the Val Delle Rose winery is open daily for tastings and tours. You’ll love the Frank Lloyd Wright architecturally inspired winemaking facility. Tastings in the winery’s wine bar are accompanied by local Tuscan delights—and of course by sweeping views of this wild region. For more information on touring the region the Visit Tuscany website is a great resource. Val Della Rose is open daily throughout the year, but Sundays require a reservation. If you want to preview the wines before going below are Cecchi’s Maremma wines currently sold in the USA:

La Mora Morellino di Scansano Riserva Cecchi

La Mora Morellino di Scansano Cecchi

Aurelio Maremma Toscana, Val Delle Rose

In 2018 you will also be able to find their vibrant, juicy white: La Mora Vermentino, and their entry-level Maremma red: La Mora Maremma Toscana

A Wine Wizard Speaks Luck, Genius And Fortune

“Show me a great man and I will always show you one or several women who have made him,” Henri Duboscq said when we recently spoke within Château Haut-Marbuzet in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. The theme of women, wine and gratitude is prevalent in convivial conversations with this man who, together with his father, revolutionized winemaking in the Saint-Estephe region of the Médoc. The pair proved that, even for those who lack cash, patience melded with quiet objectives can lead to fortune and satisfaction.

In the fourth edition of his book titled Bordeaux: A Consumer’s Guide to the World’s Finest Wines, wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. wrote “Haut-Marbuzet produces one of the most obvious yet sexiest wines of the entire Bordeaux region.”

Henri Duboscq recently completed his 55th consecutive wine harvest. In a spacious room before ample windows with a stunning view of outside vines, he spoke fondly of past times spent with the wine critic Parker. He speaks with a lively and intelligent grasp of history melded with his own colorful personal philosophy. Duboscq is poetic and wise, philosophical and astute, bawdy and unafraid to speak of his love for love, as well as for vines.

“Everything has arrived in life. I don’t know from where. But that is the story of my life. Afterwards I believed I had decided, but I did not.”

This modest self-summation belies the challenging decisions and laser-focused attitude that transformed the modest plot his father acquired in 1952 into the successful, sprawling Médoc château that today is ten-fold greater in size, at 170-acres (70-hectares).

Henri’s father, Herve Duboscq, was a railway stationmaster who, at the age of 42, decided to make wine. In 1952, seven years after the Second World War ended, the French rural economy was dire. Local farmers were selling their plots and moving to Bordeaux city or Paris to find income. Contrary to this trend, Duboscq acquired 17-acres (7-hectares) in the Saint-Estephe region of the Médoc without payment. Instead he promised to supply the land provider with a quarter of his wine production.

This property, Château Haut-Marbuzet, had not been included in the famed 1855 classification of Bordeaux vineyards because it was too small. Such viticultural anonymity turned out to be a benefit; it allowed Duboscq to acquire this renowned land without cash.

Herve Duboscq decided to distinguish his wine. Unlike many neighbors, he began bottling his wine before selling it. Next, while most wine producers in that region doted heavily on the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, Herve Duboscq planted ample Merlot, recognizing the suitability of the moisture-retaining clay soils of Saint-Estephe. Finally, in an era when only top wine châteaux bought new oak barrels for aging wine, he did alike. He recognized their ability to add and enhance flavors.

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Henri Duboscq, proprietor of Château Haut-Marbuzet

Duboscq was also blessed with good land. His soils were laden with gravel to absorb heat and reradiate it at night, while nearby waters of the Gironde estuary stabilized extreme temperatures. Humidity from the Atlantic Ocean, further west, attenuated summer sunlight; blue clays facilitated healthy crops of Merlot.

As he grew up, Henri Duboscq’s father told him that vines would be their salvation.

“He said, ‘You know Henri I was born very poor, but we’ll have fantastic vengeance because of the vines and the wine.’ He galvanized me all my youth! Every time I was a bit sad he said to me, ‘One day, thanks to the wine, I will be number one!’ ”

Yet Henri’s decision to enter medicine almost altered the course of that destiny.

“I was good at science. When I passed my baccalaureates I said I was going to the university to register for medicine. My father said, ‘That’s good news. I’m going to sell everything because if you’re not going to continue my devotion, there is no need that I continue.’ ”

On the brink of the sale, Henri decided to stay at the château and continue his father’s profession. He did so, and soon afterward the two embarked on a secret enterprise.

Their 17-acres once belonged to a parcel of 170-acres, owned in the 19th century by the MacCarthy family from Ireland. After sibling disputes, this family sold their land to the only viable purchaser, a group of eight separate farm workers. The land was then subdivided into eight separate wine châteaux. Over a period of more than 40 years, Henri and his father re-purchased each of the other seven land parcels. Their goal was to reconstitute the land that once belonged to the MacCarthys.

Yet to achieve that goal, they needed funds. To secure these, Duboscq decided to create a premium wine. He succeeded, eventually selling his wines to Cunard Cruise Lines and British Airways; he aslo  received admirable reviews from such influential critics as Parker.

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The vines of Château Haut-Marbuzet after harvest

Duboscq remains the winemaker and hires no other winemaker or consultant. In the cellar, he stands before a sturdy and ancient wood desk to organize his work—with pen and paper and no computer. He uses natural yeasts, and believes that a judicial addition of less than optimal juice can add character and quality to wine.

“Winemakers today focus on selection. They produce a great wine only with a vat of great juice. I am convinced that well installed, marginal—including mediocre—juice, can make the great even greater.” He provided the analogy of how  the addition of small quantities of musk can improve perfumes.

Duboscq remains a fan of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (‘Talleyrand’). He keeps dozens of books about this 19th century French diplomat, and has mounted paintings of him on walls. This historical figure’s words appear to echo his own situation regarding taking over the reigns of a vineyard.

“Talleyrand, said some privileged men never create the event, they adapt to the event. And when they are clever, drive them.”

Duboscq’s facility with literature and history make him an engaging host who relishes company.

“The visitor must leave you believing he is a member of your family,” he revealed.

Yet he belittles his own social strengths by professing he has only one focus.

“I have only been interested in one thing: my vines,” he professed.

In speaking to author Gilles Berdin, author of Sharing a Bottle with Henri Duboscq, Duboscq said, “For 50 years I have endeavored to be a supplier of dreams through my wine and, if possible, a generator of voluptuousness.”

To find out whether this was true, we tasted his 2013 Haut-Marbuzet together. I later sampled the 2014. The 2013 includes a 90% Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend with the balance made with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grapes. This is firm and fruity, with a zippy edge of Merlot and a mild streak of spice. Though tannic on opening it soon turns supple, and asks you to pour another glass. Voluptuous? Indeed.

The 2014 is a hefty and commanding classic Bordeaux, riddled with powerful cherries, blackberries, tar, cocoa and plum. This is a robust and reassuring dose of Saint-Estephe, with high backed tannic authority. Wait an hour (if you can, though that’s unlikely) and it will include tastes of brick and mocha—soothing and even remedial.

Before we finished our glasses, Duboscq summarized his colorful trajectory through life. It is one that outwardly appears to epitomize the creation of quality through hard work, dedication and vision. He has two sons and is, whether aware of it or not, facilitating an emerging dynasty.

He craves little credit for his past efforts.

“My story is of a modest man in complicity with a fantastic vineyard, soil and extraordinary terroir. My story is just luck. What is genius? Just luck that lasts.”

Indeed. Luck that has endured for at least 55 harvests; luck that appears likely to last several more years.

The U.S. Is In Danger Of Killing Our Tourism Golden Goose

Readers of this blog, or who work in the travel and tourism industry, already know that global tourism today is driven by the outbound Chinese travel market. At more than 130 million strong and rapidly growing, Chinese travelers are the world’s largest visitor group and the biggest spenders (averaging $6,000 per visitor per stay) when traveling abroad. The good news is that the US ranks 6th among all nations as the destination of choice among our Chinese visitors, following nearby Thailand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Malaysia. China is forecast to become our #1 visitor source to the US by 2021, leapfrogging both Canada and Mexico.

Based on US Commerce Department data, in 2016, the US travel and tourism industry was responsible for 11% of all US exports and 33% of service exports. With one out of every 18 Americans employed – either directly or indirectly – in tourism-related jobs, the industry currently accounts for 2.7% of the US GDP. International travelers produce a disproportionate share of travel-related spending, totaling $244.7 billion and yielding an $83.9 billion trade surplus for our economy last year.

And no international visitors to the US are as productive as those from China.

China’s nearly three million US visitors last year spent more than any visitor group in this country, outspending our Canadian and Mexican visitors by more than $10 billion and spending more than our British and Japanese visitors COMBINED. The importance of China to our tourism exports is also highlighted by the fact that last year seven out of ten of our tourism source markets saw a decline in spending while spending by our Chinese visitors increased 9%.

Last year, tourism spending in California injected a record $126 billion into the state’s economy, accounted for $10.3 billion in state and local taxes and generated 1.1 million jobs. Spending by all international visitors in California equaled the combined value of the state’s top four product exports – civilian aircraft, computer parts, non-industrial diamonds and voice/image/data equipment.

California’s “star” international visitors were the Chinese – the 1.3 million Chinese nationals, a significant number of which came here as members of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) groups, a segment of the market that has registered double-digit growth year after year. Bottom line: these visitors spent more than $2.9 billion on their travels in my home state.

The Ultimate Packing List For Savvy Travelers

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According to a TripAdvisor survey, 93 percent of adults plan on taking a domestic flight this year, while 64 percent plan on taking an international flight. But, despite this surge in air travel, research has yet to tell us what the perfect packing list should consist of. That samesurvey found that 77 percent of travelers considered reading materials to be a “flight must-have” with an iPad or tablet considered the same by 52 percent of respondents. Another survey, this one byCheapFlights, found that 74 percent of Americans pack 2-3 pairs of shoes. Men

But, for most of us, deciding what to pack for a trip is largely personal and often dependent upon the destination. But best practices and universal recommendations do exist. I’ve taken the following items with me everywhere, from motorcycle rides across the Midwest and yacht clubs in Monaco to retreats in Fiji and conventions like Complex Con, powered by Shopify, where I’ll be this weekend interviewing their merchants and connecting the dots between convergence culture and commerce.

As you can imagine, each of these are all starkly different, but my packing list still remains the same. Here’s that packing list, as well as some additional tips, for easy reference.

Technology and Electronics

Smartphone, Logitech K480 bluetooth keyboard, Goal Zero Venture 30 recharger, Bose Quietcomfort 35 noise canceling headphones and the Refined Traveler universal world charger—I leave the laptop (and bulky charger) home to minimize clutter. Although I’m a paperback fan, for travel I keep reading material (and audiobooks) stowed away on my phone to save space.

Shoes, Clothes and Accessories

Three Icebreaker Merino wool shirts, two pants and one pair of shoes, two max—unsure how to pack clothes? Roll, don’t fold. According to a 2015 Cheap Flights survey, only 30 percent of Americans do this. But more should because it saves time, space and wrinkles. I opt for neutral color palettes as they can easily be dressed up or down. I wear no jewelry except a Rolex Explorer, which I got for a great price fromTrax NYC. It’s a reliable and attractive way for me to keep track of two time zones thanks to the adjustable 24 hour hand.

Why Merino wool? A growing body of evidence suggests that Merino wool is truly a super fabric. It’s breathable, moisture wicking, protects against odors and UV rays. It’s even regulates temperature, helping keep you warm when it’s cool and cool when it’s warm. If you’re unsure what to wear on a plane, I recommend you skip the sweater and opt for a long sleeve Merino wool shirt, instead. It’ll keep you cozy in the airplane cabin without all the bulk.

First Look At Singapore Airlines’ Amazing New First Class Suites

Earlier this year, Singapore Airlines set the aviation world abuzz by announcing it would be completely redesigning its trendsetting First Class Suites, as well as refreshing business class, premium economy and economy aboard its flagship Airbus A380s. Today, the airlineofficially unveiled its new First Class Suites…and they are as stunning as expected.

Singapore Airlines.

Singapore Airlines’ new suites are like flying hotel rooms.

While Singapore’s A380s currently feature 12 First Class Suites at the front of the jumbo jet’s lower deck, the new A380 configuration will have just six ultra-luxe suites on the top deck arranged in a 1 – 1 pattern, with just one suite on either side of the aisle, bringing it back into competition with newer products like the First Apartment on Etihad.

Each will have its own Poltrona Frau leather armchair that is 21 inches wide and reclines up to 135 degrees. Except for takeoff and landing, it will be able to swivel and adjust into various seated and lounging positions.

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The new suites feature plenty of exciting innovations.

The Suites will have entirely separate, stowable beds that will measure up at 27 inches wide by 76 inches long and will be dressed with a cotton Lalique duvet and two pillows. What’s more, two of these suites on each side of the aisle (1A/2A and 1F/2F, to be exact) will be adjoining so that couples traveling together can combine their space and have a full-size bed.

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Some suites will adjoin to become doubles.

Next to the chair will be a console that holds a large table for dining and working, as well several small stowage compartments that will contain Bose noise-canceling headphones and all-new Lalique amenity kits, a lit vanity mirror, and a touchscreen tablet to control the seat. Each suite will also have its own 32-inch HD in-flight entertainment monitor and electronic window blinds.

Gigi Hadid’s Outfits Then Are Simply Not the Same as Her Outfits Now

Gigi Hadid's Outfits Then Are Simply Not the Same as Her Outfits Now

While Gigi Hadid’s modeling career began in 2013 when she was signed to IMG Models, she didn’t really make waves until 2014. Her runway debut was at Desigual (you can backtrack some of her sexiest catwalk moments to date), and her street style back then was decidedly different. These days, 22-year-old Gigi works with stylist Mimi Cuttrell, and her outfits feature It pieces by some of the freshest designers.

She experiments with hard-to-master trends, and her red carpet looks are, to put it simply,very hot. When Gigi first started out, she was defining her taste one event at a time, and you can check out a handful of those early fashion moments ahead. Read on for a glimpse at what Gigi was wearing just a few years back, and we promise you’ll appreciate how far she’s come — most importantly in her career.

Gigi wore this gilded Emilio Pucci dress with a jaw-dropping neckline to the CR Fashion Book Issue No. 5 launch party in 2015.
She wore this slitted, slinky orange number to a dinner in New York in 2014.
Gigi's street style was decidedly more simple in 2014. She stuck to neutral basics, like a shirt dress and booties.
Gigi's Emilio Pucci mini was embellished with color on the 2015 Pirelli Calendar red carpet.
She attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party in a gray lace dress with a strappy bodice.
Gigi tended toward a teacup silhouette. She debuted this bustier-inspired version at The Fault in Our Stars premiere in 2014.
Gigi wore a similar dress with pockets while out in New York in 2014.
She worked with brands like Guess and attended red carpet events in miniskirts and crop tops. Gigi wore this mesh and leather combination at a party in 2014.
Gigi bared her lacy bra underneath this colorblock Prabal Gurung suit at the American Music Awards in 2014.
She wore an oversize tunic sweater and knee-high boots for an event in 2014.
Gigi contrasted patterns with her sister Bella at a Sportmax and Teen Vogue party in 2014.
Gigi wore a modest polka-dot gown for an event in New York in 2014.
Gigi's separates were a meeting of many textures on the red carpet in 2014.
The star attended Celebrity Fight Night XIX in Arizona in 2013 wearing a belted white embroidered mini and heels.
Even then, Gigi coordinated looks with her mom. They wore fitted tops and leather skinnies at The Company You Keep New York premiere in 2013.
Gigi and Yolanda both opted for denim, black turtlenecks, and sunglasses while out in New York in 2014.
They chose acid-wash denim and leather shoes for another appearance in 2014.
Gigi styled her playful denim separates with high-top sneakers at a Guess-hosted pool party in Palm Springs in 2013.
She attended the "Surfer's Paradise" album release party in this silk jumpsuit and neutral accessories in 2013.
Gigi wore plenty of bod-conscious dresses, like this electric bandage number in 2014.
Back in 2014, Gigi's gowns were a lot more modest. This floor-length design was updated with ruffles.
Gigi's simple street style started with jeans and a tank, but she updated the look with colorful accessories, like this pink bag and sparkly platform sneakers.
Gigi let a sweater hang off her shoulders while wearing a striped dress and Converse in New York in 2014.
She paired floral pants with a mesh tee, already letting the sporty influence take over in 2014.

This Model Was Ignored Backstage at Fashion Week Because of Her Natural Hair

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While there were some memorable inclusive moments during New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 (have you heard about Fenty Beauty’s 40 shades of foundation yet?), one model got real about how far the industry still has to go. Londone Myers, who has walked for Dior, Chloé, and Louis Vuitton, posted a time-lapse video on Instagram that documents her being ignored by hairstylists.

While white models behind her were being ushered in and out of makeup chairs, Londone sat wearing headphones while waiting to be prepped for the catwalk. In her impassioned caption, Londone wrote, “I don’t need special treatment from anyone. What I need is for hairstylists to learn how to do black hair. I’m so tired of people avoiding doing my hair at shows. How dare you try to send me down the runway with a linty busted afro.”

Londone told Teen Vogue that she usually does her hair before arriving at a show, due to similar past experiences backstage. However, on the day the video was taken, she did not. “I just showed up without anything on hand like everyone else,” she said.

She wasn’t the only black model to be ignored, either. But unlike Londone, the other women with natural hair spoke French, which helped them get assistance. Londone said she “simply asked around the room for who did black hair multiple times and was cast aside.”

Finally, she was put in a chair, but the hairstylist ended up leaving lint in her hair. Londone said that due to the discrimination, the hairstylist left her and the other black women looking “unpolished.”

In the days since Londone’s post, many models and fashion industry insiders are having an open dialogue about the situation. Melanie Smith, who also walked at Paris Fashion Week, wrote, “Had to style [my hair] myself 80% of the time… so sad.” Another model named Dominique Brannon added, “I come to most shows with my hair already done (by me) because I know they won’t even groom it. It’s sad that we get neglected because our hair grows up instead of down like our counterparts.”

Rather than attacking hairstylists or the fashion industry, Londone is using her platform to call for change. As she told Teen Vogue, “Some of these hairstylists have never had the chance to work with our hair. You can always tell when they’re feeling through it haphazardly.”

Along with better educating hairstylists on how to work with natural hair, another solution would be for events to hire more people of color to style models. As Londone’s post garners buzz, we hope fashion insiders will take action toward providing a more inclusive environment backstage.

Kendall Jenner’s Powerpuff Girls Costume Is Definitely Not Rated G

Kendall Jenner's Powerpuff Girls Costume Is Definitely Not Rated G

Kendall Jenner won the Halloween game with not one, but two very different costumes. Afterdressing up in vintage glamour from head to toe, Kendall channeled her inner Powerpuff Girl with fellow model Hailey Baldwin and Justine Skye. The model dressed up as a sexy version of Buttercup, wearing a green and black striped bra with a ripped denim miniskirt — all custom made by Bryan Hearns. She added silver body chains and a spiky choker to give the outfit an edgy, punk-rock vibe while fishnet tights and knee-high boots amped up the sexy factor. A shiny green moto jacket and a few stripes of green in her hair completed the Buttercup look.

Meanwhile, Hailey, whose look was also custom Bryan Hearns, went as Bubbles in all blue and, like Kendall, wore accessories that had a bit of edge, such as a glittery ring choker and lace-up combat boots. When the two walked side by side, they resembled a hardcore version of your favorite Powerpuff Girls. Read on to see their full Halloween looks, then shop pieces inspired by the two for your own costume next year.

Kendall Jenner's Powerpuff Girls Costume Is Definitely Not Rated G
Kendall Jenner's Powerpuff Girls Costume Is Definitely Not Rated G
Acne Studios Leather Moto Jacket
DSQUARED2 Bras
Andres Sarda Bra
Topshop Denim Skirt
Sjyp Denim Mini Skirt
Forever 21 Knee-High Boots

Rihanna Channels Egyptian Queen Nefertiti in New Cover For Vogue Arabia

Rihanna Channels Egyptian Queen Nefertiti in New Cover For Vogue Arabia

Rihanna graces the cover of the November issue of Vogue Arabia with a look that pays homage to ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. Rihanna, who has a tattoo of the Egyptian icon on her ribcage, wears a blue headdress and a textured lace coat on the cover of the magazine, which hits newsstands Nov. 1.

A statement for the issue reads, “Rihanna is among the many creatives, from fashion designers to performers, who continue to find inspiration in this figure, whose name means ‘a beautiful woman has come.'”

Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut elaborated, saying, “We are dedicating the issue to strong and dynamic women who are changing the world. Rihanna, our cover star, is one of them. Not only is she one of the most successful pop icons ever, shaping the entertainment industry with her powerful tunes and unique sense of style, she is also an advocate for diversity . . . With a crown designed by Faeth Millinery, Rihanna pays homage to this unforgettable queen, who still reigns as one of Ancient Egypt’s most celebrated figures.”

While Rihanna looks gorgeous as always, some people have criticized the Fenty Beautymogul’s cover for cultural appropriation. Check out more photos from the issue and see how fans and critics are responding to the cover ahead.