Lady Gaga in chaps, an iPad wedding dress, and with a Christmas tree on her head.
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Lady Gaga wore more outfits in one weekend than most people do in, like, a week. Considering we're talking about Gaga here, these were, obviously, not any old, run-of-the-mill t-shirt and jeans outfits either. One of her dresses featured a working iPad, and she paired one with winter's hottest head accessory: a decorated Christmas tree. She managed to squeeze in 6 other looks, and they're, as usual, all worth discussing, so let's get to it!
Miley's got a brand new bob.
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Welp, it's official: Miley Cyrus is a magician. How else could you explain her overnight hair transformation? On Friday, Miley performed at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in L.A., where her pixie cut was softly combed over, revealing a shaved side. Business as usual, basically. Then suddenly, without warning, Cyrus showed up to an event on Saturday sporting a classic blunt bob with baby bangs. Now, we all know that in recent months, Miley's been vocal about wanting to grow her hair back out—but adding inches within hours? That's straight-up sorcery.
Selfies were errywhere this year. Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the word of 2013, which, based on celebrity Instagram accounts, makes total sense. Celebs love taking selfies and we, as bloggers and breathing humans, love looking at those selfies. We've come to rely on them to tell us what our faves are wearing, where they are, and who they're hanging with. It isn't until you look through every Instagram of Rihanna's from the past year that you truly appreciate just how much the badgal loves sharing her face/her new hair color/her products with the rest of the world. But Ri's not the only one doing it. We've rounded up our favorite selfies from the past year so you can peep 'em and refer back when taking GPOYs of your own. Enjoy!
NICKI MINAJ: MOST SELFIES NOT FOCUSED ON HER FACE
Nicki Minaj shares her selfies with two special guests.
For most people, selfies are all about the face. Obviously, Nicki Minaj is not like most people. Her selfies tend to draw attention to the two assets that sit below eye level and could easily stay out of frame. Nicki got bolder about baring as the year went on. While she began 2013 with some heavy cleavage, by the end she was straight-up giving us full-frontal pasties. Her Halloween costume, in case you couldn't tell, was a police officer. It's been a while since we've gotten any Instagrams from her Minajesty, so we're hoping she's planning to make up for lost time in 2014.
After a brief hiatus The Carrie Diaries returned with Carrie still dating Weaver (#hey), but also still fostering feeling for Sebastien (#hey). She's also enrolled in a big time writing class at The New School, so her need to look stylish in the city is at an all-time high. As we've done all season, we chatted with Eric Daman, the show's costume designer, about Carrie's looks from the episode and the decisions behind her costumes.
Annasophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw on 'The Carrie Diaries.
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After being hounded by Weaver about writing all week, Carrie is like, "BYEUH Weaver you're annoying/not supportive." Though he's QT, she made the right decision, IMHO. Eric gave us the deets on her look: "We wanted to keep Carrie's big break up moment a surprise, so I opted for a really fun, playful and iconic Carrie look. The bustier shoe print dress by Eva Franco was perfect! Shoes?!? All over a dress!? Carrie LOVES shoes and I love this dress for this classic walk-and talk SATC style stoop scene. The lime green and pink Kate Spade cardi with plastic flower embellishment was the ideal layer to keep AnnaSophia Robb warm on a cool night and look cool and colorful for the scene."
CARRIE BRADSHAW (ANNASOPHIA ROBB)
+ Dress: Eva Franco
+ Cardigan: Kate Spade
+ Shoes: Jessica Simpson
+ Purse: Fendi
+ Earrings: Sequin
Selena Gomez performing at 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013.
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• Selena Gomez chopped all her hair off! JK. But she did wear a faux bob-cut wig to perform at Dallas' Jingle Ball. It kind of resembles the one she wore in her recent Flaunt magazine spread, too. Does this mean she digs the 'do enough to cut it off for realsies? Only time will tell, Selenators.
• We used your tweets, Facebook comments, story clicks, and ~technology~ to round up your top 10 most stylish male and female artists of 2013. Now, it's up to you to pick your number ones. There are a LOT of fierce contenders, so get in there and make your vote count! The polls close on December 18th.
• Rita Ora, who recently announced that she'd be joining the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey, wore a totally "Cray" sweater from Madonna's Material Girl line (for which she's currently the spokeswoman). AND it's only $50. Go get it!
• FINALLY. Demi Lovato's blue hair got its first magazine cover, courtesy of Nylon. It matches her fur coat, and we are SO happy.
• Know what Jay Z doesn't do? Pop Molly. Know what Jay Z does do? He wears Tom Ford. We know that because of the lyrics to his hit song, "Tom Ford," and also thanks to the BBP shirt he wore on the first stop of his Magna Carta World Tour.
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"Why have 20 million people with zero connection to the clothes?" - Oscar de la Renta
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Fashion shows are a circus. Granted, they're inspiring and electric—the culmination of months of hard labor and magic—but the curtain's long been pulled back on those 10 minutes of shimmering mastery to reveal the s***show behind the scenes. (If you've ever been backstage and bludgeoned by a photographer whilst trying to grab a post-show quote, you'll know what I'm talking about.)
Industry insiders (not entirely sure who that even refers to anymore) are demanding change and according to this Wall Street Journal article with NYFW show-runners IMG Fashion, some of that manic hullabaloo will be remedied. "It was becoming a zoo," says Catherine Bennett, IMG's SVP and managing director of WSJ. "What used to be a platform for established designers to debut their collections to select media and buyers has developed into a cluttered, often cost-prohibitive and exhausting period for our industry."
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Lady Gaga is starting to make an art of leaving hotels. HAH. Get it? o_O (Sorry, it's Friday.) On Wednesday, Gaga left a London hotel in a sprawling cape printed with Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. She also matched her makeup to resemble the famous subject. Today, she walked out in an oversized sweatshirt painted to resemble Picasso's 1932 piece, Girl before A Mirror. The original mostly makes use of primary colors, while Gaga's version is tinted in pastels. (Do I spy a hint of Pantone's Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, in there? How hip and trendy of you, Gagaloo!) Mother Monster wore a pink, knee-length fishtail skirt under her mock Picasso and accessorized with yellow, tasseled platform brogues, ruffle-top ankle socks, and fishnet hose.
Beyoncé and her head-to-toe pizza outfit.
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Well, well, well, y'all, looks like someone is craving pepperoni and/or pizza after two days on the vegan train. Beyoncé, who has joined Jay Z on a 22-day vegan challenge, wore a head-to-toe pizza outfit to a vegan restaurant in L.A. (TBH, aren't they all, though?) Pizza on pizza, people (#HERO #BOWDOWN #PEPPERONI4EVER). She is not kidding around. She must know of our love for food-themed clothing and decided to shoot us a "wassup, I feel you" without uttering a single word.
Bey wore pepperoni-pizza print leggings (you can get a similar pair here), which would probably be hard for anyone but Beyoncé to pull off. Taking a cue from her sis Solange, who is #QUEEN of wearing prints on prints, Bey wore a pepperoni-pizza patterned crop top, too. While there are plenty of options out there for a matching closeup-pizza sweatshirt, Bey opted for a print with entire pies.
Unless you've got the kind of friends who plan winter shindigs during summer (which sounds stressful), holiday party invites typically start rolling in right after Thanksgiving. Yep, just when you were about to bless your food baby with a name, suddenly you've got to turn around and slip into something fun, festive, and most important, something that STILL FITS.
Since drooling over pretty clothes is basically our job (OK, it's totally our job), we went ahead and did some of the frock-shopping grunt work for you. Behold! Holiday dresses at plenty of price points and in several different styles: short cocktail attire, gowns, and long-sleeve minis. Belly on up to the fireplace with a cool glass of eggnog (or, like, a Pumpkin Spice Latte) and check out some of our favorite picks below!
SHORT COCKTAIL ATTIRE
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Whether you're going barelegged with peep-toes or pairing it with tights and a chunky heel, each of these cocktail dresses will definitely snag you a smooch under the mistletoe. Show off your stems in a structured cap-sleeve number from River Island ($109), which boasts a stunning, metallic jacquard snake pattern and a super futuristic feel. But if you'd rather look to the past for inspiration, the plaid print on this red and black sleeveless shift dress ($79) is perfect for embracing your inner-'90s grunge girl. The delicate lace trimming and the open V-back amp up the sexiness factor of this day-to-night piece, which would look just as killer with Doc Martens as it would with platform pumps. And, OK, yes, we pretty much love everything leather right now—but the silver and bronze studded details on this black strapless dress ($94) really seal the deal.
I've gotta get something off my chest: I was a little scandalized by Miley Cyrus' Chicago Bulls ensemble for Mike Will Made It's "23" music video. No, not because she was basically wearing underwear with high heels or a pair of bike shorts with a trompe l'oeil thong. Not even because of that microscopic Chanel bag! (But while we're on it, WTF can even fit in there??) Nope. Miles got me with that chopped and screwed Michael Jordan #23 jersey. I get goosebumps picturing a pair of scissors hitting that mesh. Does she know what she's doing?! I mean, what would MJ say??