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Designer Michael Costello Has His Eye Set On The First Lady



Celebrity designer Michael Costello has dressed stars from Beyonce to Britney Spears and now he has his eyes set on the First Lady.

HipHollywood caught up with the Project Runway winner at the 16th annual DesignCare event on Saturday. The event was created by actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete, to benefit the HollyRod Foundation, which is dedicated to helping those with Autism’s and Parkinson’s disease. Costello was this year’s featured designer and used the event to unveil his new collection, which included pieces that he will be featuring in his upcoming 2014 New York Fashion Week show.

Since Michael has designed for Beyonce on her Ms. Carter Tour and is now creating pieces for her On The Run Tour with Jay Z, we wanted to know how their relationship has developed when it comes to designing some of her most iconic tour ensembles.

“Now we are at the point where Beyonce will send me little personal messages which, are really cool, and Ty, the stylist, will send me messages and they will be like, ‘Hey we like this, do your own thing, just get inspired,’ which I think is really cool to have that trust with them,” Costello told us.

And now with Queen Bey’s trust locked down, Costello has his eyes set on on a new target for his designs — the Fist Lady.

According to Costello, the two recently met in Los Angeles where she complemented him on his work. He has since reached out to her team and is currently in the process of waiting to hear back. But when it comes to dressing the First Lady, one thing is certain, Costello wants to accent her body, show some leg, and get sexy with it while staying classy.

Watch the video above to find out what Costello has in mind for the First Lady.



Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’



Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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