The Mims Twins Are Chasing Opportunities Wherever They Lead

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This is what it means to work toward your dream

Ever since they were little, Sade and Samantha Mims knew that they belonged on a big stage. After graduating from high school, the twin sisters left their home base of Philadelphia and headed off to college in New York in pursuit of their dreams. Now, the 25-year-olds are building the blocks to pave the path for their careers within a community of like-minded creatives in their Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Together, the Mims sisters combine their interests on Brown Fox, a platform where they share everything from beauty and fashion to health and wellness. Samantha first delved into beauty writing while she was attending Saint Francis College in Brooklyn Heights and working for Jodie Patterson, the founder of Georgia and DooBop.

During her time as a fashion merchandising and marketing student at The Art Institute of New York City, Sade established the jewelry brand Edas Jewels. Making jewelry has always been a therapeutic escape for Sade, especially within the process of sourcing refurbished materials for her sustainable pieces. As the founder, owner, and head designer of the brand, she is impressively self-made and -taught. 

Sade also works for Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, a nonprofit organization that supports families in the community by providing them with necessities such as food and information. Additionally, she's working on an illustrated children's book for pre-teens with a friend. Over the years, she's noticed that there continues to be a void in terms of positive and relatable depictions of what it means to be a black girl in modern-day America. Her main character is inspired by the young black girls that she sees every day in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

"It's about this girl named Elle who is trying to find her way. We talk about periods, sex, death, and things that are real-life issues," she says. "Children's books usually don't cover [that] because they seem too sensitive, but they're so real. I want to be the voice to bring that realness to that area." 

Samantha is currently training at Christine Valmy, a school for aesthetics and skin therapy, so she can become a certified skin therapist with a private label of her own someday. "I really enjoy doing hair and putting things together in the kitchen, and applying it to my skin and seeing what reaction I would get," she says. 

Over the next few months, Sade is planning on opening an Edas store in Bed-Stuy. She envisions it as a hub to sell everything from jewelry and vintage clothing to graphic art and homeware. "The woman that I'm becoming is who I want to be already in a sense," she says. "I want to keep at what I'm doing."

Both sisters are still working toward their dreams, but feel like they can do whatever they want if they put their minds to it, telling us:

This may sound cliche, but reach far. Growing up with limitations, you think that automatically you can't go there or you can't do that or it's just not going to be for you ever. I say reach far and do it. It takes a lot of work and effort, but if you do what you're supposed to do, put in the work, and go hard at what you do with passion, then you can get it. Everything is achievable.

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Premiering today via NYLON

Small Talks, aka Cayley Spivey, has come a long way since starting a band, then becoming the entire band herself and forging her own fan base from the ground up. On her recent album A Conversation Between Us, she began to unpack any lingering baggage with one particular song: "Teeth." Today, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

"'Teeth' is about my personal battle with letting go of the past," Spivey tells NYLON, admitting that it's easily her favorite song off of A Conversation Between Us.

Watch the video for "Teeth" below.

Small Talks - Teeth (Official Music Video) - YouTube

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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video)

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.