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Instagram’s new feature will let your followers make decisions for you

Today is...

National Taco Day!

News of the Day:

+ If you suffer from chronic indecisiveness, Instagram's new feature will make your life considerably easier. You can now post "polls" on your Instagram story that allow your followers to make a choice for you, with results updating in real time. So, if you're trying to decide what to eat for dinner or you want to know which dress looks better on you, your friends and followers are there to help you out.

+ Rihanna just teased a brand-new pair of collegiate-themed Fenty x Puma slides on Instagram, and they're amazing. Available in three colors, the shoes are embroidered with the letters "F." and "U." for Fenty University, but it may be a not-so-subtle message to the haters, too. Whatever the case, the slides will be available online tomorrow along with RiRi's whole line of university-themed attire, which you can check out here.


+ In other fashion news, high-end sportswear label The Fan is back with an Autumn/Winter '17 collection inspired by '90s princess and icon Aaliyah. The pieces are an homage to the singer, who the brand says influenced not only the music world but also the fashion world with her sweet and sexy style. The line features exclusive airbrushed art on outerwear, tees, and more and you can shop the collection today here

+ Surprise! Kehlani just dropped a brand-new song, and it'll make you miss those warm summer nights. Aptly titled "Honey," Kehlani warmly sings about that special lady in her life, and it's got us all in our feelings. Stream it, below.

+ If you weren't already excited about all the holiday makeup dropping, Anastasia Beverly Hills' new eyeshadow palette will definitely change your mind. Retailing for $42, the Prism Palette is a limited-edition collection of 14 warm-toned eyeshadows available in matte, metallic, and glitter shades. Check it out here and below.

Deal of the Day:

Bing Bang Jewelry is hosting a sample sale at their NYC store from October 5 to 7, and the deals are insane. The steals this week include free gifts with purchase, like midi or knuckle rings for purchases over $50, as well as 40 percent off all rose gold stud earrings and 75 percent off select archive, sample, and current styles. The pieces are sure to go fast, so make sure to check out the Division Street store before it's too late.

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Advice of the Day:

"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of all possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." —Gloria Steinem 

GIF of the Day:

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.



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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]