Photo: Courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics/Marvel.
Spider-Man, Captain America, and The Incredible Hulk don't really have much in common with makeup. After all, these guys have bigger things to do than stand around in front of their mirror getting pretty. But who knew?! Turns out, superheroes and beauty are more similar than you’d think. San Francisco company Benefit Cosmetics has joined forces with Marvel (the creative geniuses behind these characters, as well as movies like The Avengers) on the very first beauty-inspired comic crimefighter ever. Meet SpyGal, the bad guy-zapping, vintage-inspired cool girl, and title character in the newest Marvel adventure.
Chloe Mortetz at the Dark Shadows premiere in L.A. and posing in the movie poster .
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We’ll always obsess over Chloe Moretz as the adorable, precocious little sis in 500 Days of Summer, but here’s a newsflash for you: the Georgia-born actress is all grown up, and she’s got the style sense to prove it. The 15-year-old has already rocked chokers with ball gowns, rubbed elbows with designer wunderkinds like Jason Wu, and even scored MaxMara’s “Face of the Future Award.” Not bad for somone who hasn’t even gotten her driver’s license yet, right? Now she’s really putting the nail in the fashion coffin (pun intended) with her new ‘70s vampire movie, Dark Shadows.
Fact: you don’t dress for the Met Gala to blend in. This year alone we spotted head-to-toe sequins, Barbie doll frocks, and even textured crocodile (ahem, Rihanna)...so needless to say, anyone who’s lucky enough to score an invite tries her absolute hardest to stand out from the rest of the fashion pack. But just like any big event, there were some major trends of the night- check out the three biggest below.
Camilla Belle, Lana Del Rey, and Jessica Alba wear dramatic lipstick to the 2012 Met Gala.
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Camilla Belle reached glamazon status in her slinky beaded Ralph Lauren gown, but the real secret weapon to the actress’s ‘20s-inspired look? Her ultra-bold, wine-hued lipstick, which perfectly complemented her almond eyes and trademark full brows. She's not the only one who channeled Old Hollywood by pairing dark lips with shimmery metallic dresses; it's well-tread beauty territory, and we couldn't be happier. Lana Del Rey played up her music industry darling rep with her Altuzarra dress (and cape!), which strikingly offset her burgundy lipstick and swoop of black liner. But here's proof you don't have to retire your ruby red shade just yet: Jessica Alba looked to the brighter side with a cherry-tinted lipstick in her Michael Kors gown- just as dramatic, still just as gorgeous as the rest.
Buy both pieces from this look a week before the collection's release."
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino’s new capsule line for Urban Outfitters doesn’t officially drop until next Tuesday (which, conveniently, is also the release date of Best Coast’s sophomore album The Only Place) but now early bird fashion fans can get a jump start on the masses. The retail giant has added two key pieces from the Urban Renewal offshoot- the collared Liv Crop Top and the high-waisted Tour Shorts- a full week before the other 10 items from the collab hit stores. And not that you really need an excuse to channel your inner rockstar, but just in case: Bethany recently told us herself that the Tour Shorts were her favorite piece from the entire collection.
We're swooning over the hunky photos of James Dean on K.Stew's Dolce & Gabbana Tee.
We might be able to buy Kristen Stewart's’s Coachella outfit at the mall (thanks, American Eagle!), but unfortunately, if we want to score that retro James Dean tee the actress wore on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno this weekend, it’s going to cost us. The Snow White and the Huntsman star sported her trademark casual style while she talked red carpet fashion and Twilight with the late night host, wearing the Dolce and Gabbana crewneck under a Rebecca Minkoff blazer, paired with J.Brand leather skinnies. The men’s t-shirt, which is stamped with black and white photos of the iconic ‘50s heartthrob, retails for a cool $234 online. It’s a splurge, that’s for sure, but we’re willing to bet your local vintage store won’t be stocking these high-fashion tees anytime soon. Will you save up for this designer shirt, or would you rather comb the thrift store racks for a less pricey alternative?
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Rihanna commanded the stage at SNL in two streetwear-inspired looks.
She may have skipped the “Shy Ronnie” comedy skits this time around, but Rihanna still made a seriously stylish splash on SNL this weekend with two awesome musical performances. In true pop star fashion, the singer pulled out all the stops, jamming in front of a massive crystallized spider web for the opening song “Birthday Cake,” which quickly morphed into her thumping track “Talk That Talk.” Decked-out in an oversized sheer black tee, hot shorts, and over-the-knee boots, the singer’s first look was topped off with a studded baseball cap…in other words, streetwear-heavy pieces we need to add to our closets immediately.