Is it hot in here...or is it just Beyonce's SMOKING NEW H&M VIDEO?! Duh, it's definitely the latter. The clip for "Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M" officially landed this morning, and you guys, trust us when we say the superstar is taking island dreaming to an epic new level. Filmed earlier this year in the Bahamas (remember when the campaign was just a whispery rumor?), the vid stars Bey posing sultrily amidst the tropical palm trees and clear blue skies dressed in H&M's new swimwear line. Shot by Jonas Åkerlund, we hear the concept is to represent the four natural elements— fire, water, wind, and earth— in a seriously fashionable way.
Wendy's Look Book shows how to create the prettiest braided bun for prom.
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We get it: preparing for prom is a BIG DEAL. Between choosing the dress, finding your beauty look, picking the perfect night-of playlist— even downloading a rad picture app!—prepping for high school's biggest night is sort of like a full-time job. Luckily, making sure your prom goes off without a hitch IS our job (well, kind of), which is why we have one more awesome resource to throw into our mix of prom essentials. We're talking about YouTube, otherwise known as the ultimate internet treasure trove of beauty inspiration from real girls everywhere. We've already loaded you up on hair and makeup how-tos from our favorite Hollywood pros, but in case you haven't found your night-of look quite yet, not to worry...from beachy mermaid waves to the perfect elegant bun, these YouTube vloggers have you covered. Check out our top tutorials for prom hair below, and stay tuned for the best makeup vids tomorrow!
Selena Gomez stars in the new adidas NEO lookbook.
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If there's anyone who can convince us to shake off those last bits of winter blahs, you'd better BET it's Selena Gomez. The actress and singer is serving up a much-needed dose of cheery spring goodness in the latest adidas NEO campaign, which just landed this week. We've been keeping close tabs on the star in her new dual role as the face and designer of the teen-centric label, from the interactive lookbook to her New York Fashion Week runway show. And while she's definitely been staying busy working with the team behind the scenes on the sporty, cute collections, now she's showing it all off in front of the camera! We've got your first look at Sel working the breezy tunics, graphic leggings, and the rest of the wares like the total pro that she is. See even more images after the jump!
Urban Outfitters will stock Della's signature colorful accessories.
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Thanks to the past success of its Around The World offshoots featuring international brands like Wood Wood and MiniMarket, Urban Outfitters is definitely NO stranger to expanding its vision (sans passport). But now the mass retailer is going even more global with a sustainable spin to its already well-stocked selection of worldly goods. UO has teamed up with Della, a Los Angeles-based brand that sells wildly cool clothing and accessories handcrafted in Ghana. According to Refinery 29, the label's roomy jackets, track shorts, and accessories like iPad cases are produced by local women, all of whom receive background training and education from the company. Besides being actually, you know, cute, these colorful printed pieces are 100% vegan and totally sustainable. Oh, and we mention everything's priced under $69?!
A still from Miguel's "How Many Drinks? (Remix)" video featuring Kendrick Lamar.
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There are stylish musicians, and then there's Miguel. This dude is a real fashion force to be reckoned with, thanks to his uniquely on-point uniform (pompadour, biker jacket, t-shirt, check!) to his rockabilly-meets-hip-hop onstage influences. It didn't take long before our eyeballs became used to seeing the soulful crooner crank up his trademark slick style in videos like "Adorn," but now he's taking it to the next level in the new vid for "How Many Drinks (Remix)" featuring Kendrick Lamar. Seriously, though, does it get any better than HEAD-TO-TOE Saint Laurent?! In this case, no way. We already know Miguel's a huge fan of Hedi Slimane, but rarely do we land the opportunity to witness the French label's Nehru collar shirts and Cuban heels in action, not to mention on one of our favorite musicians (accompanied by a swoonworthy soundtrack, no less!). Luckily, the singer's stylist Jasmine Benjamin was here to dish on ALL the super-luxe fashion stuff crammed into this glossy 4-minute clip. So get the scoop below!
The man himself, Ryan Lochte.
Those signature grills, the epic sneaker collection, that inescapable catchphrase (you know what we're talking about...). Yep, Ryan Lochte is truly one of a kind. Isn't it crazy to think that just a year ago we had absolutely NO idea about the Lochte mania about to sweep America during the 2012 Olympics?! Now the swimming champ is pretty much everywhere, chatting about the intricacies of Speedo design on Jay Leno, launching "Hardcore Workout" DVDS online, and firmly cementing "Jeah!" into everyone's vocabulary, whether we asked for it or not. Now the golden boy has taken his infamous Lochte-isms to reality TV with E!'s new series "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" Just before the show premiered on Sunday night, the swimmer and unabashed fashion enthusiast stopped by MTV to chat about his goal to spread "swimming awareness," how he prepped by watching The Kardashians, and of course, his plans for a clothing collection. We first heard murmurs of Lochte-branded shoes and "glitzy" accessories several months ago, and now we've got the official scoop on his design ambitions right here. Find out when we can expect the Ryan Lochte fashion line below!
Carly Rae Jepsen at the 2013 Juno Awards.
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Let's all give a round of applause for Carly Rae Jepsen, who DOMINATED the Juno Awards last night in more ways than one. Not only did the singer take home three trophies total from the annual Canadian music ceremony (Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and Single of the Year!), but she ruled the style game as well, sporting a handful of very different looks throughout the night. Carly kicked off the evening on a seriously bright note, matching the yellow carpet in a sunshine-y sleeveless gown. Embellished with jewels along the neckline, the dress's high-low hemline shows off the pop star's legs and her white heels without becoming a full-on mini, making the mullet cut possibly the perfect seasonal transition piece. Plus, thanks to simple touches like her black and white patent clutch and a side fishtail braid, the entire look simultaneously reads lowkey and glam. After all, who says you can't have it both ways?
Rihanna and Rita Ora both wore sports jerseys as dresses.
Photo: Splash News/ @RitaOra's Instagram
From the runways for brands like DKNY to athletes-slash-clotheshorses like Iman Shumpert and Russell Westbrook, there's NO doubt that sporty style has returned for another major fashion moment. Now the ultimate staple in athletic wear, the jersey, has officially made the jump from the field, the rink, and the court smack dab into the middle of the music world. Case in point: Rihanna and Rita Ora, who each rocked her own take on the jersey while out and about in California recently. Rihanna repped the NHL (who knew she was even a fan?) in a long-sleeved vintage black, white and red Ottawa Senators jersey, which she paired with strappy gold Tom Ford heels and red lipstick. The one item noticeably absent from her glammed-up West Hollywood look was pants. But then again, leave it to Rihanna to turn a makeshift dress into clubwear and still make it work.
Ke$ha matches her nails, necklace, and rings to her gold grill for "Crazy Kids" album art.
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Ke$ha has been a seriously busy lady these days, between her MTV Movie Awards cameo, her performances at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Logo NNNAwards...and not to mention, preparing to premiere her new TV show My Crazy Beautiful Life on April 23. But wait, she's not finished yet! This morning the singer surprised her Animals by dropping the new art for her single "Crazy Kids" upon the world, saying "get. ready. ANIMALS!!!" Oh, you BET we're ready. She's recruited Will.I.Am. for the remix version of the already-addictive track, and not surprisingly, the cover art is equally awesome. She's ditched the blue lipstick, face paint, and glitter of yesteryear for a completely barefaced beauty look. No masacara, no eyeliner...NOTHING. While this shocking lack of makeup might appear to be the next natural step in her "Stepford Ke$ha" evolution, the gold grill, nose ring, manicure, and jewelry still keep it from looking too, y'know, normal. Phew!
Uniqlo shows off its print game on the runway and in its new Uniqlo collab.
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Matching is SO overrated. At least that's the case with Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, the founders of New York label Suno. Since its inception back in 2008, the brand has won a well-deserved cult following for its mishmash of fabrics, colors, and exotic patterns, all of which are sourced everywhere from Kenya to Peru to its home base in Manhattan. It's easy to swoon over the eye-popping goods at Fashion Week and on stars like Solange, but it's decidedly tougher to work up the spare change to snag a Suno original for our own personal wardrobes. Until now, that is, because Max and Erin are the latest additions to Uniqlo's Designer Invitation Project and are officially joining forces with the mega-retailer on a capsule of pattern-perfect designs. Filled with floral motifs and stripes that take cues from "Japanese Americana" (as well as their own runway pieces, as evidenced above), the collection is a total prints PARTY, and everyone's closet is invited. So who's in!?