Big Brother’s Kemi Fakunle Launches Swimsuit Line

first_img“I guess it started with my love of fashion and always tweaking things to make them look exactly how I wanted,” she explained. “I used to go thrifting with my friends and rip apart the old clothes, sew them together and make new ones. Swimwear specifically came to mind a little after I graduated college in 2015.”Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineKemi Fakunle Courtesy of Kemi FakunleFakunle said she “always had trouble” finding swimsuits that were “flattering to my body type” and noticed her friends had similar issues.“I always knew I wanted to start my own line, but I decided to take the leap after one of my biggest inspirations, Conna Walker (Founder of House of CB), was listed in 2019’s Forbes 30 Under 30,” Fakunle said. “I was kind of like, ‘What am I waiting for?’ From there, Like Honey started to come to life.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Maryland native described her pieces as “sexy, versatile and practical,” noting that she designed the swimsuits to be “flattering for every body type” so that “women feel good when wearing them.”Like Honey uses a specialty blend of fabrics that “hug curves to accentuate the female figure” and can be customized in multiple ways.“So, if you’re looking to pack one bikini for a few days in the sun, we’ve got ya covered,” Fakunle said.The CBS personality — who competed on Big Brother 21 — said her personal favorite swimsuits are the Burnette set and the Ava set in the color toffee.Laurel Goldman Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineLaurel Goldman Courtesy of Kemi Fakunle“The toffee color is currently only available in the Ava style but is the perfect tan-brown for every complexion,” she explained. “I worked very closely with my manufacturer for several months to perfect a neutral color that compliments a wide range of skin tones.”Follow @likehoneyswim on Instagram and subscribe to their newsletter for the first look at their upcoming collection.Listen to Get Tressed With Us to get the latest beauty and style news! The former reality star added, “Starting a new business was terrifying and cost more than I anticipated, but I was fortunate to be able to shoot with some friends to get things going.”Caro Viehweg Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineCaro Viehweg Courtesy of Kemi FakunleFakunle enlisted the help of Love Island USA stars Laurel Goldman, Caro Viehweg and Alana Morrison to help her model the line.- Advertisement – Kemi Fakunle is channeling her entrepreneurial spirit to empower women through her new swimsuit line, Like Honey.The Big Brother alum, 27, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, November 5, that she was inspired to create her own swimwear line after seeing a need in the market.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NBA Finals 2019: 3 takeaways from Raptors’ momentous Game 4 win over the Warriors

first_imgThe Raptors secured an important win on Friday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.Toronto topped the Warriors 105-92 in what might be the last game Golden State ever plays at Oracle Arena to claim a 3-1 series lead. The Raptors have a chance to close the series out at home and knock off the two-time defending champions on Monday.Here are three takeaways from Toronto’s victory:The shooting was horrendousNeither side shot the ball well from behind the arc in Game 4. Related News Golden State utilized 10 players in its rotation, but didn’t get valuable contributions from its most important role players.Andre Iguodala and DeMarcus Cousins combined for nine points on 4-of-12 shooting. Kevon Looney was a pleasant surprise and scored 10 points despite suffering a fracture near his collarbone two games ago, but his efforts weren’t enough.Klay Thompson was expected to push the Warriors back over the top when he returned from his hamstring injury, but offense seems to be in short supply now for the former offensive juggernaut. Austin Rivers sheds light on ‘frustrating’ Rockets offensecenter_img Both teams combined to make four of their 30 3-point attempts in the first half and finished making just 30.5%. Some hot shooters got uncharacteristically cold along the way.Stephen Curry was 2 for 9 from range while Danny Green, who made six 3-pointers last game, converted just one of his seven long heaves.When it came down to it, the outcome had to be decided in the trenches.Kawhi Leonard ascended to another levelLeonard has shown he has what it takes to carry a franchise throughout the postseason and had his most impressive championship showing Friday, tallying 36 points and 12 rebounds in the contest.The Raptors superstar scored 17 points in the third quarter alone and demanded double teams down the stretch as his team pulled away.Leonard has scored more than 30 points in three straight games, and his best could still be ahead of him.The Warriors don’t have as much firepower as you thinkPlayers not named Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson combined to score 37 of the Warriors’ 92 points. Raptors’ Fred VanVleet gets seven stitches after face bloodied by Shaun Livingston elbowlast_img read more

Firefighters donate $9,000 to West Palm Beach gay bar that got burned down

first_imgFirefighters who helped save West Palm Beach’s only LGBTQ+ bar just donated $9,000 from their own pockets to help rebuild the establishment.In May chemicals ignited a fire that caused H.G. Rooster’s to catch fire, investigators say.On Thursday, the West Palm Beach Firefighters Association presented the bar’s owner, AJ Wasson, with a big check.Firefighters and paramedics each donated $100 of their own money.Courtesy of our news partner WPTV News Channel 5.last_img

New year – new format

first_imgAfter a multitude of questions, some valid, some bizarre, the competition got off without a hitch and surprisingly when the cards came in nearly all were legible and correctly filled in.The winning scramble team (from left) Richard Kubicki, Carole Kubicki, Karen Brown and Rob Brown.The winning team were the pre-tournament favourites, having the lowest handicap and consisting of Rob & Karen Brown and Richard & Carole Kubicki with a hot 57.5 net.  Although their round started ominously with a bogey, they fought back to one under for the front side and then put the after burners on, with 6 birdies and 3 pars on the back nine.In second place with a solid 60.8 was the Danish group of Torben Sorensen (who has lived in Canada for many years), Kai Aabling, Peter Bygballe and Jan Lovgreen.  Third was a three-ball of Henning Olsen, Jan Badura and Thorbjorn Asmunsden with 65.1.  It was nice to see a three ball making the grade as with one less player it’s that bit harder, especially as they told me that one of their members had found the water carries impossible.Near pins went to Thorbjorn Asmunsden (No.3), Carole Kubicki (No.6), Kenny Chung (No.8), Henry Wong (No.14), Torben Sorensen (No.16)It was a fun day and we’re planning to have another scramble in February as there were several requests to do it again before the end of the season. Golf from Café KronborgThursday, Jan. 5, Silky Oak – 4P ScrambleCafe Kronborg golfers started the new year with a scramble competition instead of the regular stableford format.This was a tight competition enjoyed by all, with only one team breaking net 60 and less than 7 shots separating the remaining groups.  We played at Silky Oak whose quirky layout was well suited to a scramble competition, and all teams had at least one member with the firepower to clear the daunting water carries.last_img read more

Pirates hire Clint Hurdle as manager

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP)—Clint Hurdle has been hired as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager, saying he’s not intimidated by the franchise’s record 18 consecutive losing seasons.Hurdle replaces John Russell, who was fired the day after completing a 105-loss season—the Pirates’ worst in 58 years. CLINT HURDLE Hurdle, previously the hitting coach for the AL champion Texas Rangers, is the sixth full-time Pirates manager since the club last had a winning season in 1992.“This will eventually get done, and I don’t have a doubt it will,” Hurdle said. “I wanted to be here when it turns. … It’s a wonderful and perfect fit. It’s the right organization at the right time.”The Pirates identified Hurdle as a candidate from the start, but could not talk to him until Texas’ season ended with a loss to San Francisco in Game 5 of the World Series. He also was being considered for the Mets’ job, but was hired by Pittsburgh before having a second interview in New York, where he once played.Hurdle was attracted to the Pirates because of their core of young talent led by center fielder Andrew McCutchen, third baseman Pedro Alvarez, second baseman Neil Walker and left fielder Jose Tabata.His interview with owner Bob Nutting, president Frank Coonelly and general manager Neal Huntington was two-way — he had questions about the major league-low payroll and the commitment to winning. Apparently, he was satisfied with the answers he received.“They asked difficult questions and I asked tough questions,” he said. “They defended the fort. … I looked in their eyes and said, ‘Are you all in?’ “he said. “And they said they’re in.”The 53-year-old Hurdle turned down a second interview with the Mets, the only other club seeking a manager.Hurdle managed in Triple-A, Double-A and Single A before going 534-625 as the Rockies’ manager from 2002-09, leading them to the 2007 World Series. Before being swept by the Red Sox, the Rockies won 14 of their final 15 games, and then won seven consecutive postseason games.Under Hurdle the Rockies finished second in the NL West once, third once, fourth four times and last twice, with only one winning season.Hurdle compared the Pirates’ situation to what he faced when he arrived in Colorado, saying “Kids in my neighborhood got beat up for wearing Rockies’ jerseys.”“I’m proud to be a Pirate, and we’re not going to back down from anybody,” he said.Hurdle inherits a team that, despite promoting four everyday players to the majors since 2009, has minimal talent surrounding it. Last season, Pittsburgh had the majors’ worst ERA (5.00), second-lowest team batting average (.242) and tied for the most errors (127).Hurdle said improving the pitching staff immediately is his top priority, and he believes there is help available outside the organization.Hurdle said he didn’t demand the right to hire his entire coaching staff, and he will consider some who currently work in the organization.He also pulled out a quote he said he has carried with him for a dozen years, from Penn State coach Joe Paterno: “You’ve got to believe deep inside you’re destined to do great things.”last_img read more