You might not be aware, but Lady Gaga likes to dress a little ~outrageously~ once in a while. I know, it's SHOCKING news, but now you know. In the past three days alone, her street style has involved more costume changes than the average pop star's entire world tour. Does she just have racks of clothes and platform boots hidden all over the city/world? Or does she pull a Superman and speedily switch outfits in telephone booths? Therein lies the enigmatic magic of Mother Monster's style.
In an attempt to bring human logic to Lady Gaga's recent sartorial choices—I know that seems impossible, but just bear with me—we decided to turn each outfit into a simple mathematical equation. So without further ado, here is the "fashion math" of Gaga's street style.
Eliza Doolittle + Liberace = this Lady Gaga outfit.Photo: Getty Images
Silver Surfer + a reflective car shade = this Lady Gaga outfit.Photo: Getty Images/Careyou/Splash News
Lauren Conrad on the cover of 'Allure' magazine.Photo: Allure
Lauren Conrad has always been a California girl. She's blonde and sun-kissed, sophisticated and casual. Oh, and duh, she was the star of Laguna Beach and The Hills. Although she's maintained her beachy personal brand, she certainly has come a long way since her Brody Jenner-pining days. LC is now an author, fashion designer, business owner, Instagram guru—you name it, she does it. And as of this month, she can now add "three-time Allure cover model" to her ever-growing resume.
Kristen Stewart at the Dallas Chanel Métiers d'Art presentation.Photo: Getty Images
When we heard that Kristen Stewart was going to be the face of Chanel's Métiers d'Art Paris-Dallas collection back in December, we were both excited and skeptical. Kristen and Karl Lagerfeld joining forces = yay! K.Stew and Uncle Karl joining forces for a rodeo-inspired line of clothing = huh? Sure, Kristen loves her leather and denim, but she doesn't exactly give off dude-ranch ~cowgirl~ vibes. But we decided to trust Karl's decision, and assuming the photos that leaked on Instagram are the real deal, we were right to do so. (Oh Karl, you never lead us astray.)
Not a single day goes by that Rihanna doesn't make waves in the fashion world. She has always been our unofficial Queen of Style, but now, she is finally going to be *officially* recognized for her valiant efforts. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced today that their 2014 Fashion Icon is none other than RiRi herself, and our main reaction to the news is: IT'S ABOUT TIME. The annual award honors fashion trailblazers (past winners include Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp), and after Rihanna's ultra glamorous 2013-14, we can't imagine any worthier recipient. Take a look back at all the memorable reasons why CFDA totally made the right decision.
SHE BECAME THE FACE OF BALMAIN
Rihanna for Balmain Spring/Summer 2014.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
Back in December, Rihanna announced on Instagram (her news outlet of choice) that she was the newest face of Balmain. She also kindly provided a slew of pics from the campaign, teaching us how to look chic wearing power suits in a steam room—we had always wondered, so thanks, Rih!
SHE LANDED HER THIRD 'VOGUE' COVER
Rihanna on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Rihanna looked naturally bold on the March 2014 cover of Vogue, and the accompanying inside spread was just as gorgeous. Her wardrobe varied from oversized jackets to couture Versace, which only affirmed her ability to wear ANY trend. She also was kind enough to dole out some of her super-secret fashion tips, which was thoughtful of her.
Madonna shows off her armpit.
Photo: @madonna Instagram
Madonna has been on a roll this week in the Instagram department. A few days ago, she posted a picture of herself dressed as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones—complete with miniature dragons on her shoulders—which was, obviously, awesome. And then last night, she posted another eyebrow-raising selfie, this time featuring her beyond fuzzy armpit with the caption "Long hair...... Don't Care!!!!!!" (quite the opposite of Taylor Swift's recent "short hair, don't care" Instagram phenomenon).
It's hard to tell if Madonna's hairy pit is a result of feminism, laziness, or sheer publicity, although her hashtags—#artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove—suggest The Queen of Pop is just being her typically anarchistic and too-cool-for-school self. The internet is already semi-exploding over the furry pic, but there actually is quite a long history of female celebs who have dared to expose their unshaved pits.
Photo: Getty Images
Rita Ora on the cover of 'Paper.'
Photo: Paper Magazine
Rita Ora's brand new Paper Magazine cover (for their "Beautiful People Issue," because duh) might just have to get framed and put on my nightstand. In fact, the entire photo spread is pretty stellar, from lace dresses to a seriously epic Dolce & Gabbana crown. The interview with Rita's BFF Nick Grimshaw also showed off her fun and adorkable side, but the usually loquacious star was a little bit guarded on a few select topics. IDK about you, but I was personally left with some lingering questions that I need to bring to the table.
1. Wait. What is Naomi Campbell REALLY like??
Rita semi-jokes about being besties with Naomi Campbell, divulging that the supermodel served as her impromptu mentor during Milan Fashion Week. But after talking Naomi up, Rita tells Grimshaw, "She was being major, but you know what that's like. I'll talk to you about it later when we're not being recorded." Ummm...what?? C'mon Rita, we want all the Noxzema-wearing deets! But also, good for you for not being a gossip monger. (I guess. Sigh.)
One Direction's That Moment ad.
Photo: Eden Parfums
Who here wants to smell like creamy musk and cucumbers? Anyone? What if I told you that Harry Styles wants you to smell like that? Probably changes your answer, right? Well, as it turns out...he does. All of One Direction does, in fact, which is why they added those *unique* smells to their upcoming That Moment fragrance line (in addition to cedarwood, violet, and "sparkling tangerine"—yum!). We already knew the line would build on their previous scent, the already successful Our Moment, AND that the perfume bottle would resemble a pink diamond wearing a crown. But the promise of creamy musk is certainly news to us—as is their dreamy, just-released print ad.
Haim for 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
I know Haim is strictly a trio, but that doesn't keep me from wishing I could sing back-up or play the tambourine for them. I think our lack of shared genes might be a problem, sadly, but a girl can dream. The band of talented sisters has us all hooked with their stream of infectious hits and even more infectious fashion sense. Their penchant for vintage-rock style shows up in everything from music videos (most recently in "If I Could Change Your Mind") to magazine spreads, and Haim's new fashion profile for Marie Claire is no exception. The trio's leather-and-lace persona is on full display, but we also get to see each member's individual style—a distinction that anyone with a sister can certainly appreciate.
Shaliene Woodley on the cover of 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
There are still four more tortuous days until Divergent hits theaters, but we're becoming increasingly confident that Shailene Woodley is going to totally nail the role of Tris. The latest evidence comes in the form of her new Marie Claire interview, in which she talks openly and confidently about herself AND models some bold, hard-to-pull-off clothes. On the cover, Shailene wears Tommy Hilfiger pants and a swimsuit with cutouts and zippers, and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if she decided to swim in the Olympics in this and then won. #sportyspice