So, if you've been a super-mega-awesome devoted MTV Style fan from the wee beginning, there's a SLIGHT chance you might remember the time that Ke$ha wore a shark on her face. If not (hahaha), let us explain. Back in 2011, Ke$ha tweeted a pic of herself sporting a hammerhead mask (?) with the caption "I have a new spirit animal!!" and literally nothing else. No explanation, no follow up, nothing. Since it was in October, we assumed it was some pre-Halloween gag, but thanks to the latest episode of My Crazy Beautiful Life, the mystery is FINALLY explained—nearly two years after we wrote the original post. *buries face into hands, sobs*
The Rihanna for River Island summer collection.
Photo: Courtesy of River Island
In case we haven't made it obvious enough, we are so stoked for the release of Rihanna's second collection with River Island! Just yesterday, we peeped a behind-the-scenes video where RiRi dished on all her affordable, summery staples, and today, we were graced with the oh-so-fierce campaign images featuring models Jourdan Dunn, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Ataui Deng and Tao Okamoto. We have to admit that seeing these pieces styled IRL brings Rihanna's summer collection to a whole OTHER level of awesome that we kinda-sorta can't handle. Like, um, haiii Jourdan. *wipes fog off of glasses* How '90s supermodel chic does she look in that solid red one-piece with a leather mini backpack and matching hat? SO. GOOD. Bambi also channeled her inner badass in a backward snapback, black crop top and matching shunderwear. Also, those brows.
Thanks to the release of the star-studded Great Gatsby film (see: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan) this past weekend, there's been non-stop chatter about the literary classic as of late. Suddenly, we started to feel super nostalgic for all the books we were forced to read in high school (and how we totally didn't appreciate them while we were there...oops). To honor all those awesome English teachers during our most tumultuous teen years, we decided to round up some of the most popular books and transform them into nail art! (Don't worry, there's no quiz at the end.)
'THE GREAT GATSBY' BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
Of course, we have to start with the inspiration behind this post: The Great Gatsby itself. This nail artist decided to take the signature blue cover art and reinterpret it into an AMAZING five-part nail design, complete with the floating face, title, byline, and city skyline. We give her major props for the painstakingly on-point replication of the typography and serious attention to detail. Shall we say she, erm, killed it?
Nicki Minaj on the June/July issue of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Via TeenVogue.com
Just when we thought Nicki Minaj was leaving her bold and bedazzled Harajuku-inspired ensembles behind, the rapper/singer/American Idol judge/soon-to-be fashion designer appears on Teen Vogue's June/July issue looking like her old, decked-out self! She channeled Barbs in THE most fashion-y of ways by sporting long, platinum waves, a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label corset (complete with embellished bows!), and a lace Chris Benz top and white tutu. She, of course, wore her signature pink pout (which, in case you didn't know, was the best-selling MAC Viva Glam lipstick of all time, NBD) with a touch of shadow on her lids and mile-long lashes. Work that playful pose, girl!
Welp, summer can officially begin, y'all! Rihanna is on the cusp of releasing her second River Island collection, and, thanks to a behind-the-scenes video the London high-street brand released today, we were Rihminded (heh) of just how much we need to get our hands on her warm-weather ready, '90s-inspired pieces. Back in February at London Fashion Week, Rihanna actually ALREADY revealed part of her summer line (remember those killer sheer floral tops and tie-dye skater skirts? Yep, that was it!), but on Saturday, May 25, all her breezy new pieces will be available to purchase in stores and on RiverIsland.com.
Miley Cyrus and Willow Smith sport the same striped jumpsuit!
Photo: Getty Images
Honestly, we really hate pitting two people we love oh-so-much against each other, but when we noticed that Miley Cyrus and Willow Smith wore the EXACT same striped Chanel jumpsuit, we just had to talk about it. You might remember Miley sporting the black and white number back in March paired with a gold choker necklace, stacked bracelets, bright red lipstick, studded earrings and her signature blonde strands, but just yesterday, Willow stepped out wearing a similar get-up—complete with a new platinum 'do!
Ke$ha behind the scenes during her 'Crazy Kids' music video shoot.
Photo: Via Ke$ha's Instagram
Hold. The. Phone. Ke$ha has been killin' it as of late, and we NEED to discuss. Every week we're lucky enough to peep the pop singer's tour ensembles on My Crazy Beautiful Life, but we ALSO get a daily dose of all her behind-the-scenes haps thanks to her Instagram. Yesterday, K-Money posted insane pics of (what looks like) the filming of her latest music video for "Crazy Kids," and when we saw the cover art for this single nearly a month ago, we knew her look was going veer away from her typical '70s rock 'n roll steez. Welp, we were right—almost TOO right. Ke$ha is barely recognizable in her new, decked-out 'do!
Lauren Conrad shows off her summer collection for Kohl's.
Photo: Via LaurenConrad.com
It's that time again, friends! Yesterday, Lauren Conrad released a sneak peek of her next LC Lauren Conrad collection for Kohl's, and we can already tell it will be TOTALLY perfect for all those sunny days ahead. To be honest, we've completely lost count of exactly how many collections she's released at this point, but trust us when we say it's a lot. By now, she's a total expert at styling the perfect transitional day-to-night ensembles with her carefree pieces, and judging by the pics she posted on her blog, she is still totally on-point! For her first look, she wore an effortlessly-cool blue and white polka dot skater skirt with a skinny black belt and matching pumps. The best part, though, is the open back, which you can totally peep in the reflection behind her! Her second frock is little fancier and features a double layer cream lace top and white underslip. We love how she paired it with a gold chain and stacked brown platforms. WERK!
Rihanna in New York on May 8.
Photo: Getty Images
If there's one thing we know about Rihanna, it's that she LOVES breaking the rules (I mean, her Instagram name isn't BadGalRiRi for nothin'), and last night was no exception. She was spotted in NYC yesterday wearing a button-up shirt... that wasn't buttoned. Now, we're not talking about the whole grunge-inspired open flannel shirt with a tee underneath look, we're talking about a GORGE Balmain (thanks to Courtney Justice for that ID!) patterned blouse that she just straight-up decided to leave open with no shirt/bra/anything underneath (besides her signature body chain, of course). She managed to keep it closed by tucking it into a matching Balmain teal skater skirt (SMART) and finished the look with pointy nude pumps and giant hoop earrings.
Photo: Urban Outfitters/Topshop/ASOS
In case y'all forgot, it's Mother's Day this weekend! Usually, we'd tell you to swipe up a super cute frock and wedges to celebrate the occasion (like these!), but this year we decided to do things just a WEE bit differently--by wearing mom jeans. You know the ones--they have a super high waist, usually come in a light/acid wash, are slightly baggy, tapered and cropped above the ankle. Saturday Night Live did a "Mom Jeans" sketch that PERFECTLY explains these bad boys in all their ill-fitting glory. Now you're probably like, "Um, why would I want to wear these weirdly baggy jeans in front of my family on Mother's Day?" and, well, honestly the fit is actually totally on-trend right now. Don't be scared of high-waisted jeans! Topshop even opened a "Mom Jeans" section of their website dedicated to that style of denim, so we know for a fact that we're onto something.