Jump on the Rihanna-Approved Boudoir Shoe Trend for Under $40

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Rihanna is always one step ahead with her fashion choices, and thanks to her superstar privileges, she’s able to get her hands on the new collections months before the rest of us. A few weeks ago, she posted a selfie wearing the coveted Saint Laurent “yeti” boots just days after they appeared on the runway in Paris. And last night she took to Instagram to share another look that’s not destined to hit stores until 2018: a millennial pink semi-sheer—nipple-revealing!—dress from Nina Ricci.

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It’s likely that the matching pink feathered heels Rihanna wore are a high fashion trophy item as well (we’re guessing Prada?). That said there are far thriftier ways to jump on the boudoir shoe trend right now, thanks to Yandy.com. The seedy-sexy site is chock-full of similar marabou mules for under $40 dollars. In fact, this fashion writer has had a pair under her desk since the “non-fashion” shoe craze swept New York last May. Though I must confess, I’ve left them to languish at the office since I purchased them simply because I’m just not sure how to style them. If Rihanna is anything to go by, then all I need is a bit more pink and bit more attitude to pull them off.

Is earlobe reduction surgery the next big beauty fad?

Earlobe reduction surgery has been becoming more popular because of heavy earrings, which stretch the ear and can make it appear older and saggy.

Move over Botox. Take a hike face lifts. There’s another beauty fad to make you look younger – and it involves your ears.

Earlobe reduction surgery is here for people who want “younger” looking ears. And if the Kardashian’s are any gauge about what’s next in beauty trends, this simple outpatient procedure is about to become the next big thing.

Television personality Kris Jenner arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - HT1EC53009V9P

The surgery has been on the rise, but it might see another spike in popularity after famous momager, Kris Jenner, had the procedure done on her show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”  (Reuters)

On “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” now in its 14th season, matriarch Kris Jenner admitted to her daughters that all she wants is “cute ears.” With that, the mom of six made an appointment to have her earlobes surgically reduced.

The fairly easy procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon who injects the earlobe with local anesthesia and cuts a wedge out of the earlobe. The remaining lobe is then reattached to the head creating a smaller and more youthful look.

Though the Kardashian-Jenner clan is just now calling attention to earlobe reduction, the common procedure has been around for years. According to New York-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Melissa Doft, fashion is the cause for its popularity.

“Due to a lifetime of heavy earrings and aging in general, the earlobe will often stretch as we age,” Dr. Doft told FOX News.

“As larger earrings have become more in vogue, the need for earlobe repairs and earlobe reductions has increased,” she continued.

The doctor also said some patients opt to have fillers placed inside the lobes to give them a plumper – and more youthful – appearance, and also to bear the weight of heavy earrings.

Teenager with scalp condition shaves her head after being attacked by bullies, feels ‘free’

16-year-old Lulu Williams was attacked at school by bullies who tore her wig off, causing her severe scalp abrasions. Now, the teen has responded by shaving her head and not letting her hair "define" her.

A Tennessee high school student attacked by bullies who pulled off her wig, says she has taken back control by shaving her head.

Lauren “Lulu” Williams at Franklin High School wore a wig because she was insecure about her patches of missing hair – caused by eczema and psoriasis that she has had since birth.

“I’ve never told anyone [about the condition] because I was embarrassed by it and I felt like I’m not as beautiful as all these other girls because my hair is like this,” Lulu said to Fox 19.

Though the 16-year-old wore the wig to help her confidence, she was still plagued by constant thoughts about her hair.

“She’s like, ‘What if someone took my wig off?’ She’s like so scared about it all the time. It was like the main thing she always thought of,” her mother, Myckelle Williams, told Fox 19.

On Friday, her fear became a reality when another student at school ran up to her and pulled her wig off before sprinting away. The assault was recorded on Snapchat with a caption “weave snatchin’.”

“I immediately held my head and ran to the bathroom,” Lulu said. “… I ran to the stall and could hear people laughing like seeing them videotaping.”

“I feel like there are a lot of parents who are hurt by their action. I feel like there are a lot of kids being victimized and it’s not being handled correctly.”

– Myckelle Williams

Lulu said she was followed into the bathroom by a female peer who laughed and continued to record her over the stall she was hiding in while she was crying.

Myckelle said Lulu was taken to the hospital to be treated for scalp abrasions and whiplash. When the wig, which was secured with clips and glue, was ripped off her head, her natural hair and skin was torn off as well, The Tennessean reports.

“Her head was hurting. Her neck was hurting. Her scalp was hurting, and she was just crying,” Myckelle said. “The goal is when you send your kids to school, you’re automatically assuming they’re going to be safe and protected. And I’m feeling like she’s not protected.”

“I feel like there are a lot of parents who are hurt by [the school’s] action. I feel like there are a lot of kids being victimized and it’s not being handled correctly,” she added

Lulu, who has dealt with bullying since she arrived at the high school two years earlier, was frustrated with the constant torment about her condition, so she decided to respond to the attack by shaving her head.

Captain Morgan rolls out ‘posepants’ in time for Valentine’s Day

The Captain Morgan posepants are designed with two different leg lengths to offer prime posing potential.

Captain Morgan wants you to strike a pose for your lover this Valentine’s Day with its new underwear line, posepants.

The vogue-able undergarments come in bold red and are made for both women and men who want to show off a little leg for their partner this February.

The comfy – and absurd – posepants are designed with two different leg lengths, for optimal barrel-posing comfort. One leg is longer, akin to a pair of boxers, while the other is designed to be more like a brief. So, you don’t have to worry about your bottoms bunching while you’re in your Captain’s stance.

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The quirky red bottoms come in both women’s and men’s sizes.  (Captain Morgan)

In addition to encouraging romance, the hybrid underwear wants to remind those to “Live Like a Captain,” which is printed on the back of the underwear waistband. The rum brand’s signature pirate sword logo with CM is also embroidered at the bottom of the longer short for a roguish touch.

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The shorts, also known as #MyCaptains, are available online at the Captain Morgan apparel store and come in sizes small to extra large for women and medium to 2XL for men.

You may have to have a couple rounds of Captain Morgan’s rum before donning them, though.