“We were able to relive old times,”. “It’s like we’re 12-year-olds again talking on set in this weird language only we can understand. And we got to explore a different dynamic onscreen that I think is something real, real different.”
A 5-step beauty routine, 1 cup of noodles and 35.1 million Instagram followers…the actress, musician, dancer, and designer shares her day.
:00 A.M. I am usually one to sleep in, but lately I’ve been getting up pretty early. I do not hop right out of bed, though. I’m just not one of those people; I’m definitely a lie-around type. I’ll debate for a good few minutes whether I want to get up or try to sleep for another 10 minutes. If I’m being a little more of a diva, I’ll lie around for a full two hours. It depends on how I feel. You have all of your notifications on your phone when you wake up—texts, that kind of stuff—so I’ll look at that, or check my calendar to see what the heck I’m doing that day because, to be honest, I usually don’t know what I’m doing.
8:45 A.M. I just bought my first house, in Los Angeles, and I have a lot of people who live there. They’re all family: one of my sisters, my niece, and my cousins, who are both older than me. I love having people around me; I don’t like being in a big house by myself. When you have your own place, you really get to control the energy and what comes in and out of it to protect your own space. It’s really nice because I don’t let any negative vibes in my front door. If you’re having a bad day or if you have an attitude, don’t come to my house. I actually wake up and I’m happy, the sun is shining, and I’ll knock on my niece’s door and be like, “Good morning, I love you.” It’s great.
9:00 A.M. I am 100 percent a shower person. I don’t understand how people can take baths all the time. First of all, it feels like soup, and, second, it’s just not convenient. You have to take a shower after you take a bath anyway! After a shower I wash my face with a cleanser and follow up with toner, moisturizer, and lip balm. If you have a good lip balm, you can use it as a highlighter for your cheeks as well. It’s a double whammy. Another important thing is good mascara. I use CoverGirl Fibers mascara. There’s something about having nice eyelashes that makes you feel good.
10:00 A.M. At some point my assistant will try to force me to eat something. I’ve never been a breakfast person. I love breakfast food, just not at breakfast time. I’ll eat breakfast food, but it must have some Nutella on it: pancakes, berries, and Nutella. If I don’t have a lot of time, I’ll just eat and focus on getting dressed. In many ways, I have different facets of my life and lifestyle and what I do, and I think that is reflected in my clothing brand, Daya. It’s a way of hitting all those points of who I am. On a day-to-day basis, what I wear depends on how lazy I am. Ninety-nine percent of the time I wear sweatpants, which is why I have so many sweats and jumpsuits in my collection.
12:00 P.M. The best part of my job is that I work everywhere. That’s the great thing about technology and having a phone and being able to communicate. I can have a meeting from my car, from my room, from the set, from dressing rooms—literally anywhere. That said, I only have one phone. I haven’t gotten to that level of Hollywood where I have one for business and one for personal. It’s also important to have a great assistant. That’s the only way anything gets done, because I have someone scheduling it all for me. If I’m working on set all day, maybe I’ll have a lunch break when I can have a phone meeting about the clothing line, and when I get off from shooting I can go to the recording studio. It’s about fitting it in whenever I can.
“I’m one of those people who don’t like to be alone, just left alone.”
1:30 P.M. It’s bad but because I work so much, sometimes I forget to eat. I snack throughout the day, though, especially if I’m on set where there is craft service. My go-to is a cup of noodles with hot sauce. I know it’s bad for me. People are like, “Zendaya, it’s high in sodium!” but it’s what I want to eat. I don’t drink coffee; it doesn’t do anything for me. I don’t drink energy drinks or soda, either. And I hate water. I’m a juice drinker but not fancy-people juice. Like Tropicana or lemonade—not fancy.
3:00 P.M. Most people know me because I’m outspoken and I say what I have to say, but it’s one thing to talk. I can’t promote self-love and body empowerment and not have a clothing line that reflects that. My point was to make Daya more than fashion. In many ways, designing is very similar to making music. It all falls under having a vision and trying to execute that vision.
6:00 P.M. I don’t cook. I think I could cook—I can do anything I put my mind to, so I could cook. I just (a) don’t like following directions, and I’m (b) too lazy. I use Postmates to order food. I can have anything I want; that’s the beauty of ordering food. If I’m having my favorite meal, I’ll just skip right to ice cream. In fact, I get in trouble with my assistant a lot—he says I shouldn’t do that. I usually try to ask everyone in the house what they want, but the final decision is mine. If I want Chick-fil-A, you guys are going to have Chick-fil-A. I will order something for you, but it will be from where I want.
7:30 P.M. I live with people who understand boundaries because they’re all my family and we’re pretty close. We’re all young. We have our own things going on. They have their jobs, I have my jobs. I’m one of those people who don’t like to be alone, just left alone. Do you know what I mean? I like to have the option of being around somebody. What’s sad, though, is that I’ve been living in New York for a movie shoot and I haven’t had time to decorate my house. It is literally empty—I have this big, beautiful house and no furniture. My bed is on the floor. I have a couch and a bed, and that’s pretty much it, so we end up sitting on the island in my kitchen or on my bed.
9:00 P.M. My little ritual before bed is taking my makeup off, washing my face, and brushing my teeth. I usually take another shower at night because I don’t like getting into bed with the day on me. That said, there is the occasional night where I go to sleep in my clothes. Recently I’ve been an old lady and gone to bed early. It’s not who I am, but it’s been happening to me. I’ve been trying to find shows to binge-watch, but it’s hard. What I’ve basically done is gone through Netflix and found all the shows my parents used to watch when I was a kid but I wasn’t old enough to see, like Weeds and Shameless. I’ll put one of them on and fall asleep, so when I wake up it’s gone throughout the night and is on, like, Season 4.
Hey guys, so sorry about the lack of updates, im without my laptop still so its hard for me to do what i need to do to update the site!
I have updated the gallery, with Candids, Paris Fashion Week, and K.C. Undercover Episode Stills. Make sure to head on over and check out all the latest additions, Zendaya’s Fashion is so spot on while in Paris, actually its always spot on but she looks gorgeous as always!
Ill have up K.C. Undercover Episode Captures hopefully by the end of the week! Also Zendaya’s episode of Blackish is set to air on October 14th i believe. Ill upload Episode Stills as soon as they are released!
Yet another photoshoot of Zendaya! I’ve added gorgeous photoshoot pictures of Zendaya in high quality for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. You can also read her interview below.
How do you think fashion impacts your public persona and how people see you?
I like to think of myself as a strong influence for young people, and I think a big thing about being young is finding out who you are, experimenting, not being afraid to try things, and not being afraid to really embrace who you are and what makes you happy. And I think fashion is a big part of that. You don’t have to care about what people think or let people determine your happiness. Do whatever the heck you want.
Describe your style in three words…
I would say, my style is pretty fearless, definitely unique but still classic.
Do you have any style icons?
Honestly, just people who like to do their own thing. For example, Eryka Badu. People who don’t really follow the rules that are set in fashion and wear whatever the heck they want because that’s their style or that’s what they create for themselves. It’s a very admirable quality.
Zendaya Coleman stopped by InStyle’s offices yesterday to chat about her upcoming gig hosting the Radio Disney Music Awards on Saturday, April 25, but our conversation with the 18-year-old singer, actress, and red carpet force quickly turned to one of her favorite topics: fashion. And much to our delight, the shoe-obsessed star exclusively revealed some major news: She’s designing her first-ever line of footwear with her stylist, Law Roach, set to launch just in time for back-to-school season this year.
“We plan on doing the best of everything,” Zendaya said—and when she said everything, she meant it. The K.C. Undercover star’s debut collection will include boots, sandals, and everything in between. “We’re going to create a good sneaker, and we’re going to do a cute flat,” she told InStyle. And while you can expect to see a variety of fabrics and embellishments in the line, Zendaya assured us that wardrobe staples like solid black pumps will still be part of the collection.
“My inspiration is all of the young women out there who are my age and older—working women who don’t necessarily want to spend a trillion dollars, but want to get a good shoe,” she said. Her goal? “I want to make affordable shoes of quality that are very fashion forward, chic, and that I’m going to wear.”
Creating a shoe that she personally loved was the most important thing for Zendaya, who has been involved in each and every step of the creative process so far. “It’s her own brand from start to finish,” Roach told InStyle. “It’ll only be stuff that we’re proud of and that I would style her in, even if I wasn’t part of the brand.”
As for why the pair chose footwear for their first venture into the fashion world, the answer is simple. “Everybody knows that if you bring a new shoe to an outfit, it kind of recreates it and makes it brand new all over again,” Roach said. “We just thought that was the most exciting thing we could do—and with a little piece of her style.”
Zendaya plans to debut the shoes at the Met Gala on May 4, so make sure to check out a first look at the line then. We know we will!
ALright guys, i have added Episode Stills of K.C. Undecover episode 3 as well as HD Captures, Make sure to check them out over in the gallery! I have also added a new valentine’s day photo! I have added some great HQ photos of Zendaya at the Republic Records Grammy Celebration! And last but not least i have added some Runway pictures of Zendaya at the Red for Women Red Dress Collection at the 2015 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, i will add more and HQ’s when they become available!
We are always blown away when we see Zendaya on a red carpet, or even photos of her on herInstagram account. Her sense of style and fashion are incredible, and we want to badly to dress like the Disney Channel star.
Since she is such a fashion icon, Zendaya is lending her fashionista advice to the young contestants onLifetime’sProject Runway: Threads. The KC Undercoverstar will join host Vanessa Simmons and fellow judges Christian Siriano andYoutube star Ingrid Nilsen.
Zendaya will be on Threads this Thursday night when the contestants are asked to create an outfit for their favorite pop stars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga andFlorence Welch. Which kid fashion designer will blow Zendaya and the rest of the judges away?
Tune in to Threads to find out! But you can check out a sneak peek of Zendaya praising a young designer in the video below. Let us know your thoughts on Zendaya in the judges chair, and what you think of the look she is critiquing in the comments below.
NEW MATERIAL GIRL: Material Girl, the fast-fashion junior brand sold exclusively at Macy’s, has selected its fall face. Zendaya, the platinum-selling artist and Disney actress, will be featured in the label’s ad campaign entitled “Boardwalk Babe.” It will launch in the August issues of fashion and lifestyle magazines, as well as online, outdoors, in-store and in Macy’s marketing collateral.
Zendaya follows in the footsteps of Rita Ora, the most recent Material Girl face. MG Icon is a joint venture between Iconix Brand Group Inc. and Madonna.
“Zendaya exudes a confident, free spirit. We love having her as the new face of Material Girl,” said Madonna. Her daughter, Lola, added, “I love how Zendaya makes her own style rules to fit her personality — that’s who Material Girl is all about, being yourself to the fullest.”
Dressed in Material Girl apparel and footwear, Zendaya was photographed by Jeremy Williams in a series of playful imagery at the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn. Zendaya, whose first single “Replay” went platinum in January, has two Disney projects on deck. She will star in and coproduce a spy TV series, “Super Awesome Katy,” and will also star in the movie “Zapped,” due out this summer.