Erica Sharlette

65 Flips | 15 Magazines | 54 Likes | @ericasharlette | A London-born, 13 chronic illness-suffering, Music and Fashion blogging, Marketing and PR CEO...Oh and I write a little too...

Mariah Carey Opens Up About Postponing her Wedding to James Packer Before Their Split

<b>Mariah Carey</b> is reliving her wedding plans on <i>Mariah's World</i>.<p>The singer's docu-series premiered December 4 at in it she opens up about having to delay her wedding until after her European tour.<p>“You’re superwoman and you can do this, but how are we going to pull this off?” Carey’s manager, <b>Stella</b> …

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Marketing

The Uniqlo x Liberty London Collab Is as Spring-Happy as We Had Hoped

After months of complaining about how sick we are of winter—or, more specifically, our winter clothes—and how much we want to burn all our dreary …

Capturing the men behind Hackney’s 60s sound systems

Shooting on his faithful Leica, Dennis Morris captured the vibrant lives of Hackney’s black community: the sound systems, the handkerchiefed pockets on specially cut suits, the working men and women of the 60s.<p>From a West Indian background, Morris was a part of the first generation to be referred …

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

Entrepreneurship

The Irish love stilettos: The most popular shoe styles around the world

Mexican women love wedges, Germans are fans of brogue stitching, and Americans and Canadians are pretty much the only people who like newspaper print …

Meet Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian's Secret Weapon: Jenke Ahmed Tailly

The under-the-radar stylist is stealthfully working his magic on pop culture's most stylish women.<p>Jenke Ahmed Tailly is one of the most influential stylists working today. And you've probably never heard of him. Which, as it turns out, is precisely how he likes it.<p>"I like to do my work quietly," …

Fashion Shows

18 Fitness Myths That Need To Be Stopped Immediately

The next person who tells you that all it takes is willpower is to be silenced.<p>Here's what they told us.

Fitness

14 Perfect French Words And Phrases We Need In English

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53 Of The Best Opening Sentences In Literature

"All this happened, more or less." —Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut<p>2. "The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes."<p>—<i>Girl at War</i> by Sara Nović<p>3. "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to …

What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of …

Meet this year’s standout Middlesex fashion grads

This year's Middlesex BA show saw 19 designers present their collections at the David Lynch-style Royal National Hotel in a heady mix of daring structures, innovative techniques and makeshift face masks. We select our favourites from the new pool of talent below.<p><b>JESSICA BROWN</b><p><b>Initial reaction:</b><p>A …

Tassels: summer 2015's best fashion cheat

The easiest way to update your look for right now isn’t a new shoe, or the right shape of jean. It’s smaller than that: a seemingly insignificant, frivolous bit of fluff that only those in the know might notice. Enter the tassel – a detail that adds just enough silliness and artiness that 2015 …

Fashion Shows

The blues legend, who has died aged 89, pioneered a style – and did so with a grace that made him a hero to fans and musicians alike<p>Very few 20th-century musicians were able to combine the roles of game-changing, creative, innovative virtuoso and beloved popular entertainer. Within this tiny elite …

Guitar

Has the Fashion Industry Reached a Transgender Turning Point?

<i>With gender fluidity dominating the runways and inspiring political debate, Alice Gregory meets the model Andreja Pejic and asks, have we reached a transgender turning point?</i><p>One Saturday afternoon in February, finally inside and away from the clamor of New York Fashion Week, Andreja Pejic sinks …

LGBTQI

Alexander McQueen play gears up to premiere in London

This year will probably go down in history as the time everyone went mad for Alexander McQueen. From the V&A's blockbuster <i>Savage Beauty</i> retrospective to the behind-the-scenes books and exhibitions, fans of the late designer are spoilt for choice. But a new play opening in London is trying to give a …

Fortune.com

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The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

How a vinyl record is made

Vinyl sales are at their highest for 12 years. The Telegraph went to the old EMI record manufacturing unit in Hayes, Middlesex, bought by retailer The Vinyl Factory, and saw that the process has changed very little in recent years.<p>Sales of LPs have doubled to 550,000 this year and the format has …

The Beatles Ignored Their (Surprisingly Harsh) Early Critics, and You Should Too | Inc.com

You have an idea. It's new. It's different. You're psyched.<p>So naturally you start to share your idea with other people--and suddenly everyone's a critic.<p>Your friends hate the idea. Your family hates the idea. (Theoretically) knowledgeable and experienced people hate the idea.<p>And, understandably, …

Self-improvement

Blackmagic launching a tiny, drone-friendly RAW cinema camera

Hollywood needs better quality than a GoPro can deliver for aerial footage, but heavy cinema cameras demand really expensive drones to lift them. Blackmagic Design clearly thought all this through and is about to launch a Micro Cinema Camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount (<b>update</b>: The product page …

Cinematography

People who share revenge porn in the UK can now be jailed for 2 years

People who share explicit images without consent can be jailed for up to two years under new laws that came into effect in the UK on Monday.<p>The new …

Crime

Dream Big: Supplements For Sleep And Recovery

An old adage asserts that fitness is 80 percent diet, 20 percent exercise, but that equation is missing 33 percent: the 8 hours you should be …

Hillary Clinton is not alone these days. Are women finally taking over the world?

If Hillary Clinton becomes US president, she will join 22 female world leaders. But don’t think they are softer than men<p>Women may hold up half the sky, as the Chinese proverb has it, but they do not traditionally run the earth. That assumption may no longer hold true, though, if <b>Hillary Rodham</b> …

Kanye West throws himself into lake at free Armenian concert

Kanye West threw an impromptu concert in Armenia at Swan Lake in Yerevan. After the surprise gig was announced by Kim Kardashian on Twitter, hundreds of fans showed up for the brief but eventful show – which was topped off by Kanye hurling himself into the lake during a rendition of "Good Life". …

What Does MC Lyte's Return Mean For Hip Hop? - L'ART Magazine

April 13, 2015 | D&L<p>Legendary Hip Hop artist, MC Lyte, will be releasing her first album since 2003.<p>Making reference to the 90’s era in which she …

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

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