Photo print socks!
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In case y'all missed the memo, digitally-printed clothes are in. Christopher Kane started it all with his ultra-realistic galaxy print back in 2011 and since then, it's been a non-stop free-for-all covering everything we own in whatever crazy photos of nature/food/animals we can find. So far, we've seen everything from dresses decked out in clouds to pants covered in flowers to sweaters smothered in French fries, but this spring we've decided to take on one area of our ensemble that is often overlooked--the socks. Now, we know what you're thinking, "Who cares about socks?" Well, first off, we do--especially right now! This spring is ALL about wearing ankle socks with shoes (we're talking pointy heels, platform wedges, stacked booties, EVERYTHING) to spice up our wardrobe. Don't believe us? Everyone from the editors at Elle to Rihanna to the fashion icons at Nasty Gal have been behind this trend, so we're absolutely-mega-sure this is something that's going to stick.
Whew, we don't know about you guys, but we're already dreaming about the three-day weekend ahead. In case you forgot, next Monday is Memorial Day, which means we have a few extra hours to soak in the sun and do one of our FAVORITE holiday pastimes (other than shopping)—eating. Don't judge! We all know that we'll spend the majority of our day off standing next to the grill stuffing our faces with some of our favorite meaty treats: hot dogs, hamburgers—you name it, we'll eat it. To celebrate this joyous
feast occasion, we found some BBQ-themed nail art to get you stylishly in the mood for this weekend's festivities. Warning: drooling may occur.
Dang, if there's one thing we love fresh off the grill, it's a cheeseburger complete with ALL the fixings. Luckily, there's a mani that can reflect any meat-lover's dream: super gratuitous close-ups of burgers painted on each finger. Make sure to include the sesame bun, ketchup, lettuce and cheese! (Extra points if you make it drippy.)
Nicki Minaj at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 19.
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Throughout tonight's Billboard Awards, we saw tons of stars bringing their sartorial A-game to both the red carpet and the stage, but no one donned two totally opposite (but equally amazing) looks quite like Nicki Minaj. When she walked the carpet, she sported a soft and elegant floor-sweeping crimson gown with sequin detailing along the bustier. She finished the look with sky-high red platform shoes and matching nails on both her hands and feet. #dedication For her beauty game, she opted for platinum ringlets, extra thick lashes and nude lips for an-understated-yet-still-red-carpet-ready look.
Jennifer Lopez at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 19 and Adam Lambert at the 2012 VH1 Divas in L.A. on Dec. 16.
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By now you might've peeped all the killer 2013 Billboard Music Awards red carpet looks, but, HOMG, y'all, we need to talk about the performance outfits. We're straight-up astounded by all the sartorial realness we've seen onstage tonight, particularly from the likes of Ms. Jennifer Lopez. She BA-ROUGHT it in a fiery head-to-toe red ensemble while singing "Live It Up" alongside Pitbull. She sported The Blonds sequin red leotard with out-of-this-world feather sleeves and matching thigh-high studded peep-toe boots. For her beauty look, JLo wore straight dark blonde strands with piecey bangs, a smokey eye and nude lip. Halfway through her performance, though, we couldn't help but think her ensemble reminded us SO much of something we had seen before...
Rihanna and her fresh blonde strands.
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• Rihanna switched up her dark roots and light brown strands for a bright blonde reverse ombre 'do that's oh-so-perfect for the sunny summer days ahead.
• Only Emma Watson could kill it in the wardrobe department before she even arrived to the Cannes Film Festival with her effortlessly on-point airport style.
• To celebrate Janet Jackson's 47th birthday, we relived all of her most legendary style moments, and, yes, you're welcome.
• Nicki Minaj channeled the ULTIMATE Barb on the latest issue of Teen Vogue by sporting platinum blonde hair and a bedazzled pink tutu.
• Last night, The Office ended after a beautiful nine-year run, so we rounded up some merch inspired by the show to have the most stylish send-off possible (and help ease those Jim Halpert withdrawals).
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After months of no Lady Gaga sightings and almost complete social media abandonment (the last time we saw Gaga she was in that decked-out gold wheelchair back in March), we felt lost without Mother Monster's sartorial guidance. But we're so happy to announce that she's OFFICIALLY back! Gaga made an appearance at the Versus Versace x J.W. Anderson launch party on Wednesday night, but it was sooo stealth, we almost totally missed it. Fashion blogger Susie Bubble was at the event and tweeted that there was a "no Gaga video or pic restriction," which explains why we could legit only find one (unsourced!) photo of Mother Monster from that night. She sported her signature platinum waves, a hot pink pout, gold cat-eye sunglasses, and a Versus Versace one-shoulder black and gold dress.
When we first heard the news about Taylor Swift collaborating with Keds back in October, we pretty much flipped out. I mean, Taylor designing her own line of shoes for the classic sneaker brand?! Yassss. Today, her full collection is already available for purchase online, and to celebrate this joyous occasion, Keds launched a multi-part video series in which fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi asks T. Swift all our BURNING fashion questions. To put it lightly, we're stoked. Tay dished on the evolution of her personal "style epiphanies," and said, "When I was 15, I realized that I loved the idea of a sundress and cowboy boots, and that's all I wore for two years. And then, I started loving the bohemian, fairy-type looks—like a flowery headband—so I dressed like a fairy would dress for two years. Now, I see pictures from the '50s and '60s where women have red lips and a pearl earring—those very classic looks. I kind of dress a little more vintage-y, so it's always got a direction to it."
Whew, the Cannes Film Festival is huge, y'all. If you can barely keep up with all the red carpet events, screenings, and press conferences, don't worry—you're not alone. The celeb-studded, week-long event (which just started yesterday) is guaranteed to bring out some insanely amazing fashion statements, and we've hand-picked the top need-to-know moments from the festival so far so you don't have to! (You're welcome.) Check 'em out, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
'BLING RING' LADIES EMMA WATSON AND CLAIRE JULIEN BARED THEIR MIDRIFFS
Emma Watson and Claire Julien at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15.
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Emma Watson already put us to shame with her killer airport style upon arriving to Cannes, and yesterday we got to peep her first Bling Ring photo call ensemble, which was equally awe-inducing. She sported a burgundy two-piece Christopher Kane number with feather trim and pointy black pumps. Oddly enough, her co-star Claire Julien also wore a midriff-baring look! She showed off an all-white Balmain halter and skater skirt paired with peep-toe heels, which means, yep, showing skin is officially in, y'all.
Nadia Aboulhosn, Gabi Gregg and Maxey Greene.
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Welp, if that picture above wasn't enough to stop you dead in your tracks, I don't know what will. You're staring at three lovely style bloggers, one of which may look a wee bit familiar to y'all. In the center is Gabi Gregg, the former MTV TJ and MTV Style contributor, who happens to run an incredibly successful fashion blog, GabiFresh. When she's not showing off her 'dorbs daily ensembles, she's working as a columnist for InStyle or discussing body image and bikinis on the Today show (NBD). Somehow between all that, she still found time to create her first-ever plus size swimsuit collection (that she announced in late April), which is officially available to purchase starting today. Eeee! Her five-piece swimsuitsforall line features everything from neon bikinis to galaxy print coverups, and I'm OB-SESSED. Obviously I needed to get the low-down on Gabi's entire collection, so I hit her up to give me ALL the deets behind her pieces including, yes, that amazing Spring Breakers-inspired lookbook shoot. Check out the full interview below!
Holland Roden, Adam Lambert, Ashley Benson, Jaden Smith, and Audrina Patridge at the 'NYLON' magazine Young Hollywood Issue party in Hollywood on May 14.
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Whew, if there's one event we'd want to squeeze into all year long, it'd definitely be last night's Young Hollywood party hosted by NYLON! I mean, literally all of our favorite people arrived decked out in the most effortlessly-cool ensembles, and, oddly enough, they all seemed to stick with one particular trend—the head-to-toe monochrome look. Holland Roden, Adam Lambert, Ashley Benson, Jaden Smith, and Audrina Patridge sported outfits devoid of ANY color (like, not even on the shoes or accessories, y'all), and considering it's almost summer AND they're in California, this feels pretty out of character, dontcha think? Luckily, us New Yorkers love a good ol' gothy ensemble, so we're obsessed with their dark take on typically springy trends.