Nicki Minaj on the 'Senile' set in Moschino.
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
Witnessing a model wear a black leather two-piece with "Moschino" written in all-caps gold lettering across her stomach, forehead, leg, and boobs, your first thought might be, "Wow, who could possibly find a reason to wear that outfit IRL?" Well, we now have an answer for you: Nicki Minaj! The MC recently uploaded a massive batch of Instagram shots, each one featuring Jeremy Scott's aforementioned badass bikini. The impromptu photo shoot took place on the set of her video for "Senile," the single from Young Money's Rise of an Empire compilation (which explains why Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Tyga make cameos in some of the pics).
Emma Watson on the cover of 'Elle.'
Photo: Elle Magazine
When you think of cowgirl-chic fashion, several celebrities probably come to mind immediately. Dolly Parton, obviously. Or maybe her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, especially with her recent MTV Unplugged wardrobe. But you prooobably don't think of Emma Watson...ever. The brainy British actress is more Shakespeare than Stagecoach, for sure. But she totally has us fooled on her new Elle cover, where she looks as comfortable in her Western-inspired outfits as any ranch hand we've ever seen (which, granted, isn't many, but go with us here). She IS still Emma Watson, though, so of course she mixes her signature poise and style with the subtle country feel of the shoot. She starts with a double denim exas tuxedo (designer-made, natch), and the inside photos feature even more down-home flair.
If you have two hands and a smartphone, chances are you've shown off your nail art on Instagram at LEAST once in your life. It's pretty much a given. But what if you could show off your Instagram pictures ON your nail art? Photos of your half-eaten cheeseburger or your #tbt baby pic plastered on your fingers for the whole world to see IRL. Well, thanks to NailSnaps and their genius Kickstarter campaign, that dream could very well become a possibility. The company promises to turn your smartphone pics into custom-made nail stickers—provided they earn enough money, of course. Quick, someone send them $40,000 RIGHT NOW.
If NailSnaps is able to change the face of nail art forever, there are a few celeb Instagram accounts we may have to borrow from. As much as my cat's face deserves to be a semi-permanent fixture on my manicure, the snapshots of the rich and famous are just a liiitle bit more interesting. Since we're VERY IMPATIENT, we already Photoshopped a few (OK, 12) of the famous pics we'd steal for ourselves. Just to, y'know, see how it'd look.
Demi Lovato on your nails.
Photo: @ddlovato Instagram/Getty Images/Photoshop: MTV/Caitlin Morton
Beyonce and Jay Z on your nails.
Photo: @beyonce Instagram/Getty Images/Photoshop: MTV/Caitlin Morton
A still from "Divergent."
Photo: Summit Entertainment
Only 10 more days until Divergent hits the big screens. TEN DAYS, people. That may seem like a short amount of time, but for fans of the dystopian book series (myself included), it is still long enough to feel like torture. The film's trailers have revealed little snippets of what's to come—The Pit, fear landscapes, ferris wheel, Theo James' abs—and it already looks pretty amazing. And on the style tip, thanks to costume designer Carlo Poggioli, the faction wardrobes are RIGHT on point.
Be Bey's twin.
Photo: Splash News/Topshop
Beyonce and her Mrs. Carter Show tour have been K-I-L-L-I-N-G it in the onstage wardrobe department. Her sparkly bodysuits and badass moto jackets are just adding to the already overflowing pile of reasons why Bey is Queen of our Fashion Universe. But even royals have to step out of their Versace originals every once in a while—you know, to level with us mere mortals. And what could be more relatable than strutting the streets of London in off-the-rack duds?
Katy Perry loves her some headbands.
Photo: Getty Images
If there's one thing Katy Perry's good at (I know, there are actually a million things she's good at, just stay with me), it's taking style risks and completely OWNING whatever look she decides to try out. Her latest shocker came when she chopped off her hair a few weeks ago into a bob with blunt bangs. That's not where her retro lean stops, though. She's also been integrating cutesy, bow-laden headbands into her steez.
Sure, the Oscars are glamorous and esteemed and a major cultural moment, but I think I'd rather attend an Oscars after-party than the ceremony itself. The casual atmosphere of the post-show bashes is way less "I'd like to thank the Academy" and way more (to quote Matthew McConaughey), "Alright, alright, alriiiiight." We saw some pretty amazing looks on the red carpet last night for sure, but the parties brought out some new fashions that totally reflected the more fun phase of the evening. Check out some of our faves:
LUPITA NYONG'O IN MIU MIU
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Photo: Getty Images
After winning big last night, Lupita swapped out her princess Prada gown for this flirty Miu Miu dress. The sea foam fringe and buckled straps reminded us of a day spent at the beach—the perfect image for a first-time Oscar winner. Lupita held onto the same jewelry she wore at the ceremony and clutched her new statuette for the entire night (totally what I would do, too).
Man oh MAN. Is it just us, or were last night's Academy Awards the best they've been in a long time? We're talking Ellen's ace hosting skills, an amazingly talented batch of winners, and don't even get us started on the red carpet glitz and glamour. The gowns and tuxes were wonderful in all their designer glory, but we couldn't help noticing the A+ accessories and details. Check out some of our favorite style finishing touches of the evening:
Emma Watson at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
Emma Watson was a sparkly masterpiece from head to toe last night. Her metallic Vera Wang dress was mostly responsible for her glittery presence, but her jewelry certainly helped out a LOT. Her diamond ear cuff was the perfect choice for her whole goth-at-the-Oscars vibe, as was the sizable aggregation of rings adoring her fingers. Emma totally could have stepped off the red carpet and into a street fight without having to change her outfit at all, which is pretty much the best kind of transitional fashion.
Lupita Nyong'o on the 2014 Academy Awards red carpet.
Photo: Getty Images
Guys. Lupita Nyong'o has ARRIVED! The Oscars are the most important night of the year for Hollywood's hard workers, but let's be honest: Everyone is REALLY tuning in this year to see what Lupita would wear. And now that the wait is over, we can *officially* announce that our favorite fashionista has nailed it yet again.
Best Actress Oscar winners are kind of like the prom queens of Hollywood's high school hierarchy, so what they wear during their crowning moments is obviously a huge deal. That's why we can't get enough of this AMAZING infographic by Mediarun Digital. They decided to create a definitive timeline of every award winners' dress since the first Academy Awards back in 1929, and the result is pretty amazing. Like...can we get this baby in physical poster form?