Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, and Ellie Goulding will be performing for Chime For Change in London. Photo: Getty
Get ready for the best dressed show of the summer, AND it's for a good cause. Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, Florence And The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and more will be getting together in London on June 1st to present The Sound of Change Live, a concert to benefit the Chime for Change Initiative, funded by Gucci. Beyonce, who is the initiative's spokesperson, will also serve as the concert's creative director, working both with the artists who will be playing the show and with the organization as a whole. In a statement made to Vogue, Beyonce described the mission of the concert, saying, "our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible," adding, "I am excited for us to come together on June 1 to bring the issues of education, health and justice for girls and women to the world stage." The best part, Gucci helping with the cost of the production, so all ticket sales will benefit charities helping women.
Chanel Iman on the cover of Galore. Photo: Ellen Von Unwerth/Galore
One could argue that every issue of Galore mag is one about women who rock, since their subjects are always so bonkers amazing, but their Spring 2013 glossy certainly ups the ante in that department. Featuring interviews with a grip of awesome ladies, including Kate Nash, Andrej Pejic, and Brooke Candy, and a slightly racy cover shoot featuring Chanel Iman, it has spring fever written all over it. Shot by Ellen Von Unwerth, Chanel poses in a silver, deep v-necked bodysuit and mirrored gold pumps, silver sunglasses pushed girlishly up on her head, eyes looking straight into the camera, like she's contemplating whether or not to eat you alive. The vibe is a little bit Boogie Nights, a little bit '70s, and extremely opulent, and it's really working for us.
You know how much we love Advanced Style. Ari Seth Cohen's blog-turned-book-turned-documentary is one of our favorite destinations for inspiration that transcends trends, and with his latest endevour he has paired some of our fave bloggers with some truly fabulous advanced ladies. Advanced Style x Coach: Generations of Style should be required watching for every young fashion fan, as each of the segments is filled with unbeatable advice. Cohen paired Man Repeller's Leandra Medine up with "Countess of Glamour" Lynn Dell for the series, and watching the two together fills our hearts with endless amounts of joy as we put our noses into our notebooks and furiously write down all of Lynn's expert advice.
A little background: Lynn Dell is a New York City fashion legend. The owner of Boutique Off Broadway on Manhattan's Upper West Side, she's been a provider of sage style advice for more than 40 years. Leandra recalls one of Lynn's most well known quotes in the video, which is one that we're going to put in our pocket and carry around forever. "Fashion says 'me too;' style says 'only me.'" Isn't that the truth?! Advanced Style also paired blogger Susie Bubble with Ilona Royce Smithkin and FrouFrouu with Linda Rodin and we would highly recommend watching all three videos. Sharpen your pencils!
Two words: Formal. Onesie. Ok so maybe red carpet jumpsuits are nothing groundbreaking, but just last week we were lamenting the coming of warm weather, and with it, and end to Miley Cyrus' animal onesie season, but if her appearance at an event for The Ryan Seacrest Foundation on Friday is any indication, Miley's love for one piece ensembles will not wane with the coming spring. Channeling Donna Summer, Miley took to the red carpet in a black and white striped, strapless Chanel jumpsuit. This look is quintessential Miley, not only showcasing her love for single piece garments, but also showing off one of her favorite patterns—thick, vertical, black and white stripes. Miley has been spotted in the silhouette elongating look in both dress and pant form, and she's right on trend. We've been chatting about black and white stripes since the fall, when Marc Jacobs showed them on his spring 2013 runway, and we think we're going to be seeing monochrome in many forms in the coming months, vertical stripes in particular.
Ke$ha performing at the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards. Photo: Getty
We all know that Ke$ha is the ultimate party animal, and she certainly didn't disappoint at the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards. The singer performed a little bit of "We R Who We R" AND "C'mon" at the show, and did so while wearing what we're confident was THE CRAZIEST outfit of the night. We knew she Ke$sha had something up her sleeve when she showed up on the red carpet with her little bro, channeling 90's comedy classicDumb & Dumber in a powder blue suit, so we can't say we were shocked when her on stage look was a veritable kooky feast for the eyes. KeSha took to the stage with her hair pulled back in a tight ponytail (channeling Iggy Azalea, perhaps? Or Katy Perry's 2012 KCA look?), wearing one one of the most epic outfits we've seen, maybe ever. Bold statement, we know, but let's just look at it in parts. Multi-colored fun fur? check. Holographic shorts? check. Creepers? Check. Neon button up? Check. It's like 70's New York City punk, 90's rave and aughts Brooklyn got into a fight all over our girl. Did we mention that we love it? We love it.
MEOW! Katy Perry took to the 2013 Kids Choice Awards red carpet tonight in a look that not only showcased the crop top—one of the biggest trends of the season—but fit in with the fun, silly atmosphere of the awards show perfectly. Now, we know that Katy has gone ALL OUT at the event in the past, but we have to say that we're loving her look. Katy, who won the award for Favorite Female Singer, paired a simple, side-parted hairstyle, bubble gum pink lip, and patent Louboutins with a show stopping patterned Herve Leger skirt set. Showing off her killer bod in the designer's signature figure-hugging silhouette, Katy looked relaxed and gorgeous. While it may look like a simple outfit at first glance, there's actually quite a lot going on in both pieces. From the zipper spanning the entire length of the skirt, to the sportswear-inspired cross-back of the top, Katy's Herve is a welcome break from a sea of cocktail frocks.
Ke$ha, Kiernan Shipka, and Austin Mahone at the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards. Photo: Getty
You guys know how much we love awards shows. We LOVE them. Pretty dresses and our favorite celebs? Sign us up! You know what else we love, though? We love being silly, and we love SLIME. You might be scratching your head and thinking "slime?" but more likely, you know just what we're talking about. We're talking about the green stuff that's going to be all over some of our favorite stars at the 2013 Kids Choice Awards tonight, of course! Ke$ha rocked the red carpet in a powder blue suit, Kiernan Shipka looks adorable in an a-line dress and pistol boots, and Austin Mahone is casual cool in a varsity jacket, jeans, and sneakers. That's just the tip of the celebrity iceberg, though, and we're going to be giving you the scoop on all of the amazing style all night long! Check out more of the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards red carpet fashion photos below!
Kristen Stewart likes her Chucks dirty. Photo: Getty/Converse
There are two schools of thought when it comes to Converse's iconic Chuck Taylor All Star. There are people who like them pristine, typically in classic cream or black, with just the slightest hint of a scuff mark on their otherwise snow white exterior, and then there are people (like Kristen Stewart) who like them dirty. When I say dirty I'm not talkin' kickin' around the city, everyday wear and tear, either. I mean ripped to shreds and filthy, like, it takes time and work to mess up your sneaks this bad kinda grime. Since some of us don't have the time to drag our shoes across the pavement attached to the back of a taxi cab, getting the right level of filth can be hard for the busy dirty girl on the go. You know who understands? Converse does, and that's why they've just released the Well Worn collection.
Forget that we're still bundled in our winter coats across much of the country, SPRING IS HERE! We don't know about you, but it's been a long winter, and we're about as ready to throw off our heavy clothes as we've ever been for anything. Not only that, but there are some trends that we've been planning, plotting, and dying to incorporate into our wardrobes, but the weather prevented us from taking the plunge. Our friends at Maurices encouraged us to put together a collection of our fave spring trends, and that's exactly what we did! Crop tops, denim jackets and vests, sneakers, and sweatshirts are things we may have worn in some capacity this winter, but really haven't been able to shine with so many other layers going on. Similarly, we're sick of the drab, wintery palette of our skater skirts and dresses, our boring old boots. Give us flats without socks! Give us florals! We're ready!
Bold prints and unexpected accessories will have you in cool girl heaven. Photo: Topshop
You guys, prom is about to become your EVERYTHING. Get ready to eat, sleep, breathe, and dream sparkly dresses, prom-posals, and photo booth poses. Get ready to answer one of the most important (ok, so not really, but in High School World™, YES) decisions of your life so far: WHAT DRESS ARE YOU WEARING TO YOUR PROM? It may not be for a couple of months yet, but prom season has arrived, and who is kicking it off but one of our all time fave retailers, Topshop. Starting today in New York City, the British company is hosting a PROM PARTY to get you in the mood for the coming onslaught. Tomorrow, Los Angeles Topshoppers will be able to get in on the fun, and finally, Friday you Windy City kids can get in on the action at the Chicago store. Each of the parties goes from 6-9 PM and will feature gifts with purchase, DJs, complimentary makeovers and hairstyling, yummy treats and more. Not only that, but you'll of course be able to shop for your prom look while you're boogieing down. Topshop has a specially curated prom section on their site, and we love how they took a super cool, non-traditional approach to their curation. A varsity jacket ($120) with your bold, mirror printed skater dress ($320)? Absolutely. Some amazing strappy boots ($220)? Duh. Top it all off with a bright pink pout ($15), some fun love/hate rings ($18) (so you can tell your date how you REALLY feel) and a smoky eye ($24) and you're all set to be the coolest girl in school on prom night.
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