Taylor Swift at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
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Taylor Swift has always been one of the most consistent style stars on the red carpet, taking an "if it ain't broke, why fix it?" approach to event dressing. There's nothing wrong with that, but that just means it's an even huger deal than usual when the singer strays away from her go-to look. And at tonight's Billboard Music Awards, Taylor decided to go against both her trademark color palette (red, white, silver, gold) AND her signature silhouettes (long gown, princess frock), showing off a side we rarely get to see. Perhaps coordinating with the blue carpet, Tay sported a sparkly blue minidress by Zuhair Murad with sheer panels at the top. Paired with stappy black heels and working major leg, is this Taylor putting her own spin on the Las Vegas locale?! We're betting yes.
Miley Cyrus at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
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The 2013 Billboard Music Awards are off and running, and who better to kick off the night than Miss Miley Ray Cyrus? Even before the singer hit the red— er, blue— carpet in Las Vegas tonight, she tweeted out this photo working the camera in a black and white crochet Balmain jumpsuit. Now, we're already well aware of how much this star LOVES both formal and informal onesies, but haven't seen her in a knitted version of the comfy staple...well, until now. Fresh off the French label's Spring 2013 runway, this intricately-woven piece comes covered in diamonds and teeny tiny cutouts. The result is simultaneously boundary-pushing, effortlessly chic, and 100% Miley.
A sneak peek of COVERGIRL's new 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' campaign!
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The countdown to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is ON, you guys! You already know how we've been keeping close tabs on all the amazing fashion stuff surrounding book number two in the trilogy, from dishing on the character poster outfits to discovering the mastermind behind Katniss's epic wedding dress. But now, here's some seriously exciting beauty news for you: COVERGIRL has inked a deal with the film, marking the makeup giant's very first movie partnership ever! Huge, right? This means we'll be seeing a print and TV ad campaign inspired by the fantasy flick, as well as an entire line of Capitol Collection beauty products. It all makes total sense, considering Hunger Games on-set makeup artists used the brand's products on Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast to create what COVERGIRL calls "luxurious, high couture looks."
Emma Watson in the June issue of 'W.'
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She might currently be busy ruling the Cannes red carpet and doing airport fashion better than anyone in LWDs, but thanks to W magazine, even those of us NOT at the swanky international film festival can still get our Emma Watson fix. Well, on the newsstand, anyway, since The Bling Ring star is the publication's June cover girl! The actress is looking quite the leading lady in a charcoal gray Louis Vuitton jacket and a gorgeous, flushed beauty look (holy cheekbones!). Peer a little closer, though, and you'll see she's also working teeny peekaboo shorts, fishnet tights, and some major diamond and gold bling. Chic but not stuffy and grown-up yet still fresh, the sophisticated spread is the perfect introduction to Emma's next chapter. And judging from the images below, it's going to be AWESOME.
Whether you're going off of award wins (Grammys, VMAs, BET, check!), albums sold (8 million-plus since 1999, NBD) or even her indisputable fashion cred, there's no denying it: Eve is one seriously intimidating lady. While her insane list of accomplishments is enough to out-cool approximately 99% of the population, the superstar is actually way more relatable than her Wikipedia page would lead you to believe. We learned this recently when the Ruff Ryder's First Lady stopped by MTV to talk about her new album and how her style has changed since those "Gangsta Lovin'" days.
Grimes and Angel Haze perform at last night's Versus Versace event in New York City.
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When Donatella Versace decides to throw a party, this is a lady who definitely doesn't do things halfway—she goes big, and last night's New York City bash was no exception. Held in celebration of the Italian label's Versus Versace collection and new capsule line with Brit design hotshot JW Anderson, the fête was cool enough to give pretty much anyone a massive case of FOMO. There were parading models in lots of leather and even some dudes in crop tops, but you know what's even more eye-popping than THAT? Grimes and Angel Haze in their amazing performance outfits, obviously. Donatella's a lady who definitely loves her musicians (hi, Lady Gaga!), so it's no surprise that she has her ear tuned into the latest crop of superstars. Grimes cranked up the glamour in a glittery granite-hued skirt and a top adorned with Versace's trademark lion logo, but kept things grounded—literally—with black combat boots. Then there's Angel, who proved that she really does run New York dressed in an oversized button-up splashed with blingy gold prints. The two artists' performance outfits may have been on opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, but they DID have one thing in common: each girl showed off Versace's signature medallion necklace with her look.
Anyone who's been following Miley Cyrus gets it. This is a girl who ALWAYS has her foot firmly planted at least six steps ahead of the pack, trend-wise. Remember her Beetlejuice stripes obsession in pants, dress, and jumpsuit form?! It was only a matter of time before everyone else followed suit. Or what about how committed she was to the Met Gala's punk theme in fishnet Marc Jacobs? And we can't ever forget the fact Miley got a head start on fellow stars like Rihanna and Lena Dunhum with her jawdropping pixie cut almost a year ago. While Miley has flaunted about every incarnation imaginable of the short style since then— slicked, side-parted, ski jump, straight up— now she's incorporated accessories into the mix. The singer tweeted an image of herself posing in the studio yesterday decked out in a lime green blouse, "Doll" nameplate necklace, white shades, and a leopard turband (yep, that's the official name). With a knot in front and a skinny, stretchy fabric, this turban-headband hybrid just miiiight be our new hair secret weapon. You can nab Miley's animal print version for $60 at Cult Gaia, but we've rounded up even more options below!
Rihanna showed off her new lighter weave last night in LA.
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Whew, anyone else feeling tired?! It's only Wednesday, and it's already been a whirlwind week in Rihanna-land, between her "#CCcertified" Kaiser tee, her new River Island sneak peek video and then, less than 24 hours ago, the campaign itself. Not to mention, those photos that surfaced yesterday of the singer rocking a platinum bob! Although the 'do later turned out to be a wig, that's not the only hair change RiRi has up her sleeve these days. Last night, she sent L.A. paparazzi into a frenzy with her brand new long, glossy, blonde weave. With a reverse ombré hue and Barbie-worthy waves, let's just cut to the chase and say we're officially obsessed.
Solange in the June/July issue of "Complex".
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It doesn't matter whether she's rocking brick print suits in her music video for "Losing You" or breathing new life into tired festival fashion at SXSW, Solange Knowles looks good in pretty much everything. Seriously, though, has this girl EVER had a bad outfit? *crickets* Yeah, that's what we thought. So given her fashion cred, it should come as a surprise to pretty much nobody that the über-talented younger Knowles sister has landed herself yet another magazine cover, this time for Complex. The publication's self-proclaimed "sexy but classy cover shoot" shows Solange sporting her signature red-orange lipstick and gazing straight up against the bold blue background. The minimalist profile shot is compelling enough on its own, but flip inside the issue and it gets even better, like Solange lounging upon plastic-covered chairs in colorblocked separates. See even more awesomeness below!