If you’re anything like us, you are constantly scouring the web for new Catching Fire deets and impatiently counting down the days until the film hits theaters. Luckily for all us Hunger Games fans, the Capitol Couture Tumblr has been actively posting tantalizing photos and character profiles, and their summer issue (titled Zoetic Sol) just came out! For those of you who don’t know, Capitol Couture is a genius promo site that reads like a fashion blog for the elite of Panem. We’ve been MAJOR fans ever since it launched back in 2012, and this new issue, featuring cover girl Johanna Mason, does NOT disappoint.
Lady Gaga's first of four "V" Magazine covers.
Photo: V Magazine
There’s no denying that Lady Gaga has returned to the limelight in a HUGE way lately. Releasing a new single, hitting the streets in full face paint, prepping for her upcoming VMA performance…and that only covers the past 48 hours! Never one for keeping fans off their toes, Mother Monster has shared her new V Magazine cover—and it does NOT disappoint. The pic was shot by Inez and Vinoodh (yep, the same duo responsible for her "Applause" artwork) and is the first of four covers the magazine is releasing as part of a limited edition box set. Each installment will depict a different phase of Gaga's life, this first one (above) illustrating her late teenage years when she was still a brunette named Stefani Germanotta.
Lady Gaga wears 'Applause' makeup.
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In case you haven't heard, Lady Gaga really could care less what the critics think. She's 100% devoted to her Little Monsters, which leaves absolutely no room for anyone else's approval. That's the hard-hitting message on her newest single "Applause," which was officially released yesterday. The upbeat tune gave us a tantalizing preview of what ARTPOP will have in store, and we are now more excited than ever. But did you really think Mother Monster would leave her fans with nothing more than an incredible new track? Puh-lease! In her latest promotional display, Lady Gaga hit the town yesterday with her face painted EXACTLY like the cover artwork for "Applause."
Scarlett Johansson on "Harper's Bazaar" Australia and Katy Perry at the 2013 Met Gala.
Photo: Harper's Bazaar AUS/Getty Images
Good old Stefano and Domenico (Dolce & Gabbana for those of you not on a first-name basis) are causing some hubbub again. It seems the Italian duo has been stirring up the drama a LOT lately—y'know, with the tax evasion and alleged racism and all. *GULP* Still, no one can quite deny the total awesomeness of their Fall/Winter 2013 collection, especially ever since Katy Perry showed up looking like Queen Guinevere’s hot goth sister at this year's Met Gala. But just when you thought it was smooth sailing on the Adriatic, D&G are now the face of a scintillating Scarlett Johansson vs. Katy Perry "who wore it best" battle!
Looks from the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Fall 2013 collection.
August has officially reared its sweaty head, which means it's just about time to bid a tearful farewell to summer and a reluctant hello to Back To School season. Luckily for you, we have some news that is sure to dry those tears right up: Lauren Conrad's Fall 2013 collection for Kohl's is officially HERE (just in time for that Hills alternate ending airing today)! This time around, LC maintained her signature fresh and feminine flair while adding a bit more structure for the upcoming scholastic season. We're IN. LOVE. with the angelic softness of her cream lace dress ($68) (note to self: flowers in the hand and in the hair = instant goddess status). She's then able to class it up with her printed chambray ($44) paired with dark wash jeggings ($44). And while we're pretttty sure the horse isn't included in the ensemble, this denim on denim combo is a pretty sweet deal on its own.
'The To Do List.'
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The To Do List hit me right in the feels for a lot of different reasons. I realized my intense love for Donald Glover after watching him dance in yellow overalls. I had a sudden desire to throw away all my purses and just carry a Trapper Keeper to my next party. And yeah, for the first time ever, I found myself thinking, "Hmm, maybe I should buy a pair of skorts."
Aside from the A+ incredible cast (Aubrey Plaza, you just may have redeemed yourself from that whole MTV Movie Awards Will Ferrell stage-crash thing) and cringe-worthy sex jokes, the real star of The To Do List is the throwback '90s fashion. The characters aren't just wearing crop tops and cut-offs; they're using those crop tops and cut-offs to tell a story. A story about just how embarrassing high school is. Deep, right? My favorite '90s staples are used here to make me simultaneously yearn for the bodacious decade AND praise Alanis that I made it out of there alive. So, here are the 5 most awkward '90s style staples, as told by The To Do List (also, real life).
Comic-Con: where nerds and pop culture junkies come together peacefully and bombastically. This year’s four-day frenzy of panels and sneak peeks will feature films and TV shows that fall on both ends of the geek spectrum. Yes, there will be previews of some HUGE upcoming blockbusters, but you betta believe there will be just as many Pokemon tournaments and workshops with graphic novel publishers.
If you listen very carefully, you will probably be able to hear thousands of super fans finalizing the details on their elaborate costumes. Cosplay is one of THE coolest parts about conventions like Comic-Con. (Seriously, you should see some of the mind-blowing outfits people show up in.) When celebrities themselves show up in costume, that’s when we nerds really start to go crazy. Usually it’s something small, like Robert Downey Jr. sporting one of his Iron Man arms, but I’d love to see the stars REALLY let their inner freaks and geeks out. Here are some of my ideal celebrity cosplay suggestions for this year:
1. LIAM HEMSWORTH AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE AS KHAL DROGO AND DAENERYS TARGARYEN
Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth as Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo.
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I’ve been withering away with jealousy all week at the thought of Comic-Con attendees getting to see sneak previews of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire without me. I guess I could learn to forgive everyone if the cast members show up in some jaw-dropping costumes. Actually, I’m going to be more demanding: I’ll only forgive them if they show up in Game of Thrones costumes. Sorry, those are my terms.
The hottest couple in all of Westeros and Essos is hands-down Daenerys and Khal Drogo (RIP, you beautiful man), and the world would never stop fangirling if Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth decided to go the Dothraki route with their cosplay. First of all, who wouldn’t love to see how J-Law looks in white hair? We can probably assume she’d look perfect, especially with her brown gloves and boots, belted leather skirt, and burlap (?) halter top. And essentially Liam would just have to be shirtless with some eyeliner and a long braid. You won’t hear any complaints from me.