Chrissy Teigen & Emily Ratajkowski Have A Sexy-Off

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Chrissy Teigen & Emily Ratajkowski Have A Sexy-Off


(for JP Clark-Bekeredemo at 80)

You are the mouthpiece,

Piercing with words,

Piping your thoughts

Through many collections.

JP, My JP.

From the Ijaw waters,

He transversed to hook a Yoruba lady,

Detribalizing his arts

Through his visible life.


Your pepper is pepperish,

Peppering those with smeared conscience,

You have been saying it

With a descriptive difference

Through the genres.

JP, My JP.

Judging with the Pen,

Judgment to prick

You have not relented,

Yearning to their hearing,

Even if they don’t hear,


You have turned grey

Yet evergreen,

Turned younger

Through writing,

JP Clark is already immortal,

Do 80 more collections,

Now that you are 80

JP Clark, Iba o!
(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
Chrissy Teigen & Emily Ratajkowski Have A Sexy-Off
I SEE (for Mandela)

I see
The global hero celebrated out of prison.

I see
The Peace Nobel Laureate.

I see
The global nationalist.

I see
The man sung in all tongues.

I see
The lettered man.

I see
The man who heard the loudest ovation and departs.

I see
The man who stood for liberation.

I see
The man driven by conviction.

I see
A man upright from his beam till eternal dim.

I see
The father of new South Africa.

I see
His celebrated life.

I see
His celebrated death.

I see
The relevant man across generations.

5:15pm, 6th December, 2013

(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
Chrissy Teigen & Emily Ratajkowski Have A Sexy-Off


Improve our standard,
Stop importing your wards.
Eku ASUU o!
Careless at first,
Dialogue at last.
Eku ASUU o!
Dialogue details unknown,
Threat warrant is heard.
Eku ASUU o!
Year after year,
Agreement upon agreement.
Eku ASUU o!
Leadership tussle,
ASUU President versus President of the nation.
Eku ASUU o!
Private must thrive,
Public must starve.
Eku ASUU o!
If they don’t fight,
They won’t lose.
ASUU o ni baje!
Screaming at the top of their voices,
Grammatical savvy contention.
ASUU a bori!
They taught them,
They now turn against them.
ASUU o ni baje!

Acada sham,
Acada slam.
Students go suffer.

(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria

Both girls look absolutely ah-mazing as they celebrated the launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 with Chrissy’s husband John Legend last night. Model Chrissy, 29, was wearing a pair of *very* saucy hot pants.

Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:


First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”

Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.

For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.

This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”

However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.

Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.

Photographed by Tom Newton.


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