Hayley Williams at the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show this weekend.
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Anyone who's seen her all-orange MAC makeup collab already knows that Hayley Williams is a TOTAL daredevil when it comes to her onstage performance makeup. If you ask us, the flame-haired singer is one of the few people in the world who can rock bright coral eyeshadow and tangerine lipstick—together!—and not look like she got ready in the dark. In fact, she manages to look, well, unexpectedly awesome?! But leave it to the Paramore frontwoman to push the beauty boundaries yet again this weekend, swapping classic makeup go-tos like winged eyeliner for smudgy paint splashed all over her face and arms. During Paramore's epic performance at Radio 104.5's birthday show in New Jersey, it's honestly hard to tell which was more attention-grabbing: the band's high-flying rendition of "Misery Business," or Hayley's bright blue face paint across her eyes. Who knows, she might be taking cues from previous face paint offenders like Lady Gaga or Ke$ha or even classic icons like David Bowie, but Hayley's clearly owning the look herself.
A still from Avril Lavigne's 'Here's To Never Growing Up' music video.
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Prom season is upon us, you guys, and it looks like everyone, even Avril Lavigne, is getting into the spirit! The singer just premiered the video for her exuberant summer anthem "Here's To Never Growing Up" this morning, and it's every bit as nostalgia-inducing and fun-loving as the title suggests. She told MTV News earlier this week that her band swapped the clip's original theme for prom, because that way "we can dress up, the band can be in cool tuxedos," and boy, we're glad they did. When else would we be able to bear witness to Avril and her crew donning formalwear onstage (tulle dress and gold crown included)?! They might not be the most realistic fake prom band, per se, but that's definitely NOT the point. This vid's all about rocking out, not caring, and, duh, being young. Plus, with more than one Radiohead reference and—spoiler alert!—a complete revival of that "Complicated" outfit, Avril's clearly channeling her highschool self. Intrigued? Take a trip down memory lane and get the full style breakdown below!
Hayley Williams talked music and fashion with Topshop.
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Given the fact that many of us have grown up alongside Paramore (and still can recite the lyrics to "Misery Business" by heart, NBD), there's a LOT we already know about frontwoman Hayley Williams. She has a killer tights game, for example. And despite the fact that she's one of few people in the world who can pull off tangerine makeup, she still released an all-orange MAC collection for the masses (and we think that if we wear it, we'll somehow look like Hayley Williams... sigh). Not to mention, this girl loves affordable, easy fashion. She even sports it on the red carpet and looks totally awesome amidst the sea of sequins and mini-dresses. Whether it's a Zara jumpsuit or that Topshop "Dweeb" shirt, leave it to the singer to make shopping at the mall cool. But despite all these tidbits of information we've collected about Hayley and the guys over the years, turns out there's some stuff we STILL need to be schooled on, and our friends at Topshop are here to help. The U.K. brand quizzed the star on her tour essentials, style icons, and more...and no matter how much you THINK you know Hayley, the answers might surprise you. Get the scoop below!
NikeiD's Customizable Liberty shoes.
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Shhh, you hear that? It's your shoe closet BEGGING you to add more printed sneaks to your collection. OK, maybe that's not what's really happening here, but you don't need to tell anyone that! Consider it all the excuse neccessary to join us in obsesssing over NIKEiD's new Liberty London goods. The sneaker giant has teamed up with the U.K. heritage label yet again on a line of flower power shoes—and while we've already called them out for kicking it up (heh) on the technology front with their sneaker wedges, this collab marks a very personal twist. NIKEiD, the special section of the brand that allows you to customize the shoes, has added Liberty's pretty florals to its arsenal of patterns and colors.
Thanks to a jam-packed schedule of performances, it's been a minute since we've seen Diplo's handsome mug fronting a fashion campaign. And sure, we might still be swooning over last year's Alexander Wang ad; but not going to lie, we've been missing the producer/DJ/all around multi-hyphenate from our lives (and uh, bedroom walls?) recently. However, now we can ALL breathe easy, because thanks to the good people over at Moss clothing, Wesley Pentz is back in front of the camera! Joined by his bud, Major Lazer's Jillionaire, leave it to Diplo to make anyone (even us girls) want to nab the New York label's latest collection of printed hats, shirts, and shorts for ourselves immediately. Yep, summer's about to get even sweeter.
A still from Iggy Azalea's 'Bounce' video.
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Last we heard from Iggy Azalea, she was walking a mile in Louboutins (and Dolce and Gabbana) and plotting the ultimate desert escape in “Work.” Yep, the Australian MC loves to switch it up in music videos, whether it's chilling on bikes in Jeremy Scott, showing off her insane dance skills in custom jackets, and rocking a cheerleader uniform like nobody else. This time, though, she’s trading these badass pieces for... a sari? In “Bounce,” Iggy’s letting her hair down (yes, literally—there’s no ponytail here!) and heading to India in the Bollywood-inspired clip. We first saw snippets of the rapper’s sparkly jewel-tone wardrobe on Instagram, and now that the clip's finally premiered, everyone can bask in its glimmering, glittery glory. But first, see what Iggy’s stylist Alejandra Hernandez has to say about Iggy's Bollywood disco outfits, the challenges of draping saris, and the story behind THAT gold bodysuit in our exclusive interview below!
Jennifer Lawrence at the Met Gala in New York on May 6.
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Sequins. In a movement marked by studs, zippers, and razors, they're not exactly the MOST punk-centric outfit embellishment we can think of. But then again, Jennifer Lawrence fully admitted on the Met Gala's vogue.com red carpet livestream tonight that "I never went through the punk phase. I guess tonight I'm supposed to say 'yes' but no. I was a cheerleader." And this honesty, Jenn, is exactly why we love you. The actress might not be a reformed punk, but she proved her star power nonetheless in a stunning strapless gown by Dior.
Rita Ora at the Met Gala in New York on May 6.
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No matter what the occasion, no matter what time of year, we can ALWAYS count on Rita Ora to turn it out on the red carpet in full fashion glory. And tonight’s Met Gala was no different, with the singer's feet firmly planted on the pretty side of the punk scale in a shimmery Thakoon dress. The all-white custom-designed number came adorned with glistening stripes and baring just a sliver of stomach (um, not to mention, a sky-high slit!), making Rita one of the few stars tonight who took a lighter approach to punk. While many attendees have been known to change up their outfit choices up to the very last second at events like these, this pop star knew what she wanted weeks ago… and stuck with that vision. According to her stylist Jason Rembert, “The look was set for a month and a half. Thakoon sent over a sketch that Rita and I fell in love with,” he explained over email. “[It] was great to have a more classic approach to the punk theme.”
Kristen Stewart at 2013 Met Gala.
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Forget all the pretty studded 2013 Met Gala gowns for a second. Forget those strategically-placed cutouts and ubiquitous "I'm so punk by NOT being punk!" lines, too. Right now, let's all focus on Kristen Stewart, who decided to wear a Stella McCartney jumpsuit on the red carpet tonight, and boy, did she ROCK it. It's only fitting that the former Runaways star would pay sartorial homage to "Punk: Chaos to Couture" in true K.Stew fashion: by not smiling and wearing pants (and not surprisingly, schooling everyone on her fave punk songs...). And this time, her no-nonsense casual attitude meshed perfectly with the night's theme.