Beyonce

Beyonce performs "Grown Woman" in Kenzo on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr

Just in time for her "Grown Woman" track's mass leaked circulation around the interwebz, Beyonce (or Team Beyonce) has JUST uploaded behind-the-scenes footage of the number's Paris premiere. FINALLY, after just under a month of stalking grainy smart phone-captured videos and the few high-quality images Bey posted to her Tumblr, we actually get to see that custom, technicolor, animal print-esque Kenzo romper in action! Mrs. Carter debuts the song with an inspired dance number that has Bey and her backup dancers (also in what looks like custom Kenzo) swimming in energy up to their eyeballs. Each girl has a kind of extra mini-train situation attached at the waist and ruffling out into an abbreviated cascade down the back of the romper, adding a little extra volume, movement, and drama to the truncated stage outfit. Fortunately for us, when Beyonce does something, she never does it half-way—she and her team unveiled all at once a grand total of EIGHT behind-the-scenes video packages from The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour!

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Kanye West

Kanye West performs "New Slaves" on Saturday Night Live.
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If you are, in any way, a Kanye West fan, the likelihood that your weekend was insurmountably OWNED by Yeezy (or rather, by Yeezus) is a good one. Ye kicked off our Friday night with the drop of a new song, "New Slaves," and accompanying visual. A music video of sorts, Team Yeezy didn't just upload the clip to the interwebz; instead he took the "New Slaves" premiere out into the physical universe, setting up viewing sites in some 66 worldwide locations and projecting the visuals onto choice buildings. After a short intro loop of discount price and sale tags, a massive tight-shot of Kanye's face staring squarely into camera and rendered in grayscale, a kind of verse-spitting Yeezy version of Shepard Fairey's OBEY Giant, appeared sprawling on the walls and windows of museums, universities, hotels, landmarks, and (most notably to us) high fashion boutiques and shopping districts across the globe. The track itself is fraught with controversy, its lyrics jarringly blending racism and consumerism, and with projection sites like FIT University, New York's 5th Avenue Prada store, the Chanel boutique on Rodeo Drive, and Versace's Miami house, it's unavoidably clear that fashion is at the center of focus.

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Macklemore

Macklemore switches up his looks at 2013 Hangout Fest.
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There are a few style things about Macklemore that we know to be unequivocally true: he's not afraid of a little Southwestern vibe, he's into fur coats, and there is a 99.9999% chance he will wear a tank top on stage. SO imagine our unbridled excitement when he adhered to not one, not two, but all three fashion truths AND gave us an extra outfit during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's multi-song performance at this weekend's 2013 Hangout Music Festival! The moment was major to say the least.

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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber wears a ton of leather at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
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It should probably come as no surprise that Justin Bieber wore leather to the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. In fact, weeee can't really recall a time in the recent past when Biebs hasn't performed in SOME iteration of the luxe material. And sure, he's even been known to rep head-to-toe leather on occasion, but we're shining a major spotlight on The Biebs and his love of tanned hide NOW because that's pretty much ALL he wore tonight. He skipped the red carpet, but his grand entrance for a "Bieber Air"-themed performance of "Take You" was dripping with leather from his custom one-armed jacket to his extra tight drop-crotch trousers. We had barely stopped reeling from his mirrored Top Gun shades when Biebs returned to the stage to accept an award in ANOTHER all-leather look—this one a slightly unbuttoned baseball jersey and slightly baggier drop-crotch pants.

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez performs at 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
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Talk about a change of pace! Earlier tonight, Selena Gomez hit the 2013 Billboard Music Awards red carpet in bright, neon, summery Atelier Versace—a vision of '90s raver steez updated for the step-and-repeat. For her performance, though, Selly opted for warm metallics and over-the-top glamour, swaddling herself in all-gold-everything from the tippy-top of her fashion bindi to the hem of her shimmering double-slit curtain skirt. Gomez performed her hit single "Come And Get It" in an ensemble we're affectionately referring to as "Bollywood meets that one Princess Leia outfit courtesy of Jabba The Hut *WINK*, also Barbarella"—point being, girl looked HOTT (two Ts very necessary).

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Selena Gomez at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
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Happy Sunday, y'all! You know it's a good weekend when you can cap it off snuggling up at home for hours upon hours of awards show antics. Tonight, we're settling in for a landslide of summer red carpet steez and performance outfits as the 2013 Billboard Music Awards get underway. The show itself doesn't start until 8 p.m. EST, but the red blue carpet is already heating up as our girl Selena Gomez has just hit the step-and-repeat. It's an earlier-than-usual entrance for Selly, but that's because she's also performing tonight.

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We know the current generation of NBA players is serious about style, from the rampant post-game podium fashion this Playoffs season to the faux-glasses Finals of last year. Welp, now the league, the ENTIRE organization, is following suit. Recognizing that the focus on professional basketball players as fashion icons is growing exponentially as we speed toward the 2013 Finals, the NBA is taking style seriously, both with a dedicated NBA Style reporting crew AND finding a Style Correspondent in Baron Davis. Davis has played for teams across the country but most recently for the New York Knicks before a knee injury had him off the court for the past year. We know the dude is very active in film, having starred as himself and dabbled in acting in several movies AND starting his own production company (Verso Entertainment) with high school friend (also, Jessica Alba's husband) Cash Warren, but Davis as a decreed fashion authority? This is a new look.

Baron's duties as NBA Style Correspondent, so far, comprise of putting together a video package on players' style today. Davis' background in film makes him an excellent candidate for this, but until now, we really had no evidence that he could talk shop about the sartorial world. After watching the clip, we totally recognize that he can as he highlights the ways that dudes like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Dwyane Wade are breathing new life into looks that were actually worn by previous generations of players, calling out hoops legends like Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, and Clyde Frazier. Since this is the only official style-related title Baron has been bestowed to date, we figured we'd take a spin through his fashion history to help further prove he's a good man for the job.

ON THE COURT

Baron Davis

Baron Davis wearing a sweatband.
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It's not easy to infuse individual style into a mandated uniform, but Baron Davis did it through years of solid sweat/headbands.

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Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no-no! Get ready to feel (kinda) old. It's been 10 years since the release of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love." 10 years. I don't know about you, but I remember the exact moment I first saw this music video. It was the spring of my freshman year of high school. I had just moved to Virginia after two years living on an overseas Air Force base in South Korea where we were on a pretty significant pop culture lag. To put it in perspective, it was also at this time when I was just discovering who Kelly Clarkson was, more than 8 months after the rest of America had crowned her their Idol and sweetheart. I knew who Beyonce was, though, because I was (still am) a raging Destiny's Child fan. My family and I had just arrived at the on-base temporary living facility where we would post up for the next month or two, and I flipped on MTV to play in the background while I unpacked. I lucked out with a block of music videos, a huge win on timing. A few songs played that I knew and liked, and then, that horn section loop came in. Jay's voice. "It's your girl, Bey!" I didn't know what it was, but I dropped everything, directed my full attention to the video, and mentally imprinted every second that followed for permanent safe-keeping.

I've always been the kind of girl who feels most at-home being (or pretending to be) "one of the boys," but I had to admit: Beyonce and "Crazy In Love" made embracing all your woman-ness look pretty badass. I was mesmerized by her ability to exude strength in a way that wasn't bullish and somehow, simultaneously, be very feminine in a way that wasn't breakable, a way that I actually wanted to identify with. Dresses looked less grossly epicene to me when they were bookending an outfit comprised of a ballcap, cropped satin bomber jacket, and gigantic low-slung pants. And at 14 years old, all of it felt ground-breaking. There are a lot of moments that make Beyonce the colossal star she is today, but it's this moment, this "Crazy In Love" music video, that will always make me a Beyonce fan. Thus, I invite you to celebrate with me the 10th anniversary of its release (the official date is this Saturday) in the only way a creature raised by the interwebz knows how: ANALYZING THE MUSIC VIDEO FASHION VIA INFINITY (alright, 20) GIFS! All while switching back and forth between the OG version and Emeli Sande's Gatsby cover. Enjoy!

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Beyonce

Video: Sony BMG, GIF: MTV/Kelci Shipley

It's one of the simplest but also one of the most iconic looks of Bey's career.

TANK TOP EDITORIAL SPREAD

Beyonce

Video: Sony BMG, GIF: MTV/Kelci Shipley

Plain white tanks never looked so good. Incidentally, we just learned this year that the top isn't as plain as we once thought. Beyonce's long-time stylist Ty Hunter explained in a behind-the-scenes video from her most recent Pepsi commercial that it was actually covered in tiny rhinestones!

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The Office

"The Office" Stan Swag that'll run your credit card bill up higher than Kelly Kapoor's.
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Is this real life? Is The Office really over? We've already had to carry on in a world without 30 Rock, and now NB "we [peacock] comedy" C is bidding adieu to our OTHER Thursday night mainstay? *weeps single tear into remnants of sad desk salad* Welp, whether we want it to or not, The Office ends tonight with a special two-hour season finale starting at 8 p.m. EST tonight. After 9 years of mockumentary bliss, we say farewell to the beloved staff of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Scranton Branch in just a few hours. BUT before they go, we suggest you stock up on some priceless The Office-themed Stan Swag, some cool fan merch to pepper throughout your life in a post-Jim Halpert universe because you're gonna want to fill that void after tonight's series finale. (That's what she said.)

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato shows off new "Warrior" tattoo.
Photo: Courtesy of @ddlovato's Twitter

Remember how Demi Lovato told us on "Live From MTV" her only form of rebellion was tattoos and hair color? Welp, she covered the tonsorial portion last week with her new blonde dye job, and NOW, she's racked up another tatt. Scrawled on the back of her left shoulder, the ink reads, "now I'm a warrior"—a lyric from "Warrior," the last track of the record. Demi tweeted a picture of her fresh body art with the caption, "Thanks @BangBang! Album release day!!! #DEMI." YUP, the ink is in celebration of her new album, DEMI. AWWwwww!

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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