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Get ready to feel old, y'all! Seriously, grab a seat. *waits for entire interweb audience to sit down* It's been 20 years since the initial release of Cool Runnings, everyone's favorite feature film loosely based on the 1988 Winter Olympics debut of Jamaica's national bobsled team. Yep. October 1993 kicked off with this movie, and in celebration of its 20th birthday, we're kicking off October 2013 (and our always anticipated Halloween costume series) with a little DIY Cool Runnings group costume. We'll get to the Lady Gagas and Katys and (DUH) Mileys in a bit, but first things first. Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time!
Cool Runnings DIY costume ideas.
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Screenshots of Justin Bieber's The Key Fragrance app.
Photo: EA Fragrances Co.
Just when you thought it was quiet out in the beauty/style space for Justin Bieber (well, save that very relaxed adidas NEO campaign and Zach Galifinakis ragging on his hairstyles), KidRauhl has just reinvigorated interest in his latest (third) fragrance, The Key. Not with new campaign images or another fancy hotel-set commercial. Nope. He released an app. More specifically, an alarm clock app. For his fragrance. Does this compute?
If you're a little lost, we don't blame you. Sleep and perfumes don't often (ever?) go hand-in-hand. The rationale, we believe, is that the entire fragrance campaign has revolved around the idea of Bieber somehow unlocking your bedroom door (y'know, with The Key) to visit you at night. Whether that's in your dreams or IRL is left ~up to the imagination~.
A still from A$AP Rocky's "Fashion Killa" music video.
Photo: RCA Records
AHH! FINALLY! The moment we've been waiting for since we caught our first few seconds of the track: the inevitable reveal of a music video for A$AP Rocky's "Fashion Killa"! We KNEW a song that laundry lists as many high fashion labels as this one would guarantee a star-spangled music video wardrobe, but this is so much more than that. Not only does the short boast Rihanna in a major starring role, but Rocky and Virgil Abloh are also perched together for co-director credits. Talk about major. As is customary whenever a stylish new music video rolls through, we're breaking this guy down look by look!
Kurt Cobain performs with Nirvana for "Live and Loud."
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Typically when we think back on classic grunge style, our minds are flooded with a deluge of plaid flannel and Doc Martens. Oft overlooked but integral to Seattle grunge poster boy Kurt Cobain's signature steez was the nubbly, haphazardly worn, thick-knit sweater. We're looking back at the Nirvana frontman's iconic knitwear not just because it's autumn-appropriate or because we just miss them, but also because in honor of 20 years passing since the band's final album In Utero, we've just unearthed clips of the band's 1993 "Live and Loud" concert, performances of "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Rape Me" and previously vaulted, never-before-seen nuggets of "Very Ape" and "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" from the group's rehearsals and dude's brass buttoned Grandpa cardigan is giving us serious sweater envy.
That's a wrap! From 3D glasses-wearing, popcorn-chomping Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to that impossible to forget Breaking Bad breakdancing, the 2013 Emmy Awards definitely gave us some moments to talk about (also, like, every winner's place of birth). But being that #FASHUN is our thing, we're here to wrap up our favorite style moments of the night. From Kiernan Shipka to Kate Mara, these are the dresses we liked best.
KIERNAN SHIPKA IN DELPOZO
Kiernan Shipka at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka may only be 13 (going on 14 this November!), but she CONSISTENTLY stays killing it on red carpet after red carpet. We love her midi-length Delpozo dress with its colorfully embroidered floral bodice and daintily printed and appliquéd skirt. Kiernan (and/or her apparently genius stylist) kept the look age appropriate with a just-disheveled-enough wavy ponytail and fresh-faced makeup with pretty pink lips and the BEST brow game.
A$AP Rocky for 'Purple' magazine, shot by Terry Richardson.
Photo: Terry's Diary
So long as A$AP Rocky keeps wearing clothes this well, people will keep using that "Fashion Killa" monicker. In a recent spread for Purple magazine (revealed on Tumblr via photographer Terry Richardson and his Terry's Diary), Rocky proves the nickname is still appropriate (and probably always will be). Throughout the shoot, nothing but his clothes change: his hair stays the same, nobody touches his mug with moody facepaint, he gets no superfluous props—just a man, his braids, and a SLEW of outfits. First up, blue and black Alexander Wang flannel worn over an A.P.C. white tee.
The designers Dolce & Gabbana may be in hot water, sentenced to prison for tax evasion, and enduring multiple lawsuits, but that's not stopping Riff Raff from glorifying the design duo in his latest single and music video. Titled "Dolce & Gabbana," the track's hook hammers home that the Neon Icon only devotes time to ladies who rep the Italian label. (Miley, Katy and ScarJo, looks like today's your lucky day!) With a title like that, you can expect more fashion lyrics where that came from, so we pulled out our favorite style-centric lines and set them over stills from Jody Highroller's hilarious new video. Enjoy!
A still from Riff Raff's "Dolce & Gabbana" music video.
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