Justin Bieber for Fashion's Night Out.
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It's that time of year again! As August just begins to relinquish its blazing hot stronghold, we know September is right around the corner. And what, pray tell, happens in September? NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, of course! And in September, the style extravaganza is officially kicked off with a major night of shopping for a cause: Fashion's Night Out on Thursday, September 6. The annual nationwide event is marked by stores staying open late, great deals, exclusive limited edition merch, and a GLUT of celebrity involvement. Don't believe us? Take a look at Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift fronting this year's FNO video campaign.
Could Katy Perry's new style be inspired by John Mayer?
Photo: Courtesy of @KatyPerry's Twitter/Getty Images
Katy Perry and John Mayer have been making headlines lately as one of the music community's biggest maybe couples of the moment. Neither Katy nor John have commented (yet?) on the notable spike in time spent together, but ever since they were photographed together leaving L.A.'s Chateau Marmont, the prospect of "JohnKat" has definitely been raising eyebrows for the past month. Now, it seems Perry and Mayer are sharing more than just time and memories - they're sharing style sensibilities, too!
Beyonce performs at the UN in her "I Was Here" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records
If you're familiar with Beyonce's power ballad "I Was Here" from her album 4, you've probably been hotly anticipating the official music video for this song (not to mention its release as a single!) for quite a while. You probably agree that the emotion-packed track is a clear stand-out from the record, and judging from the Live at the Roseland video (for which I personally have racked up a completely bananas playcount), you had an inkling as to how epic the forthcoming music video might be.
Bey lends the moving song to efforts of World Humanitarian Day (today, August 19!), creating a campaign for world change and action around the song. The video features Beyonce performing at the UN in front of a giant IMAX-like backdrop which played images of humanitarian work around the world and celestial perspectives of Earth. And she did it all in an elegant, stark white Marc Bouwer gown teeming with glitter.
Jay-Z performs in a leather Brooklyn Nets snapback.
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It's true. Jay-Z really can make a Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can. But when you're at the helm of a massive rebrand for a different sports team - enter the formerly New Jersey, now Brooklyn Nets - it's probably time to switch snapbacks. Even if it's one-of-one with a python overlain brim and gold buckle. *pours a little out for the fallen headgear* For years, Jay-Z has been lending favor via his status as a sartorial tastemaker to the Bronx Bombers, but with the impending opening of the shiny new Brooklyn Barclays Center around the corner, he's switching headgear (LUHHHH that leather Nets cap) and public focus across the river.
Ryan Lochte talks Speedo on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
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Move over Gosling, there's a new Ryan in town: Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte. Okay, maybe that was a little premature, since we're not actually ready to replace the Gos (pretty sure we'll never be), but the induction of Lochte into a league of same-named heartthrob-juggernauts is undeniable. (Check out all the memes he spawned!) Suffice it to say we were preeetty excited to see Lochte's appearance on last night's episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". How many times would he say "JEAH!"? Would he make a comment about those infamous grills? What would the burgeoning style star WEAR and would it involve a bare chest? *sops up drool from keyboard* We now have the answers to these questions.
If you've laid a finger on the interwebz this week, you're probably MORE than aware of Miley Cyrus's drastic new bleach blonde pixie haircut. Not only has she been tweeting pics of it at a break-neck pace that seems almost hourly, but fans and fashion blogs (what has two thumbs, y'all?) alike are going nuts over the "Party in the U.S.A." singer's new look. Our pals at Buzzworthy made an argument recently that the punkier baby blonde 'do might be channeling Gwen Stefani - a conjecture we can totally see, especially when she breaks into the bright red lip look. But this see-through shirt + printed leggings outfit from one of Miley's most recent photos is screaming ROBYN to us!
This Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball tour sweatshirt and lunchbox could be yours.
Photo: Courtesy of Lady Gaga's Online Store
We've talked before about how Lady Gaga would be releasing one exclusive tee from her "Born This Way Ball" tour each week all summer long. Now that Mother Monster is kicking off the European leg of this gigantic international tour, she's expanding the flash online availability of her exclusive tour merch to a grip of other AWESOME BTW Ball swag. But when we say "flash," that is exactly what we mean. One new piece of (extremely) limited edition Monster goodness is available for preorder EACH DAY.
Anja Konstantinova models for Nasty Gal's August lookbook.
Photo: Courtesy of Nasty Gal
Apparently Nasty Gal is going to be at Fashion Week this season. No, we don't just mean on all the street style shutterbug candy. According to a new sweepstakes announcement from the brand, it looks like Iggy Azalea and Katie Holmes won't be the only fashionistas making their New York Fashion Week debuts this September. In just five years, the online retailer which began as an exclusively vintage eBay boutique expanded to the international success we know it to be today. Now, it seems the Nasty brand is growing from a hub of curated designs by others and brancing out into their own designs, launching their first collection just in time for NYFW.
Figuring out your Back-to-School wardrobe can be a lot (a LOT) of pressure. We gave you a taste of some essential first day outfits (FDOs for short) to help make your new year debut a no-brainer. We also showed you some killer school nail art to perk up your day between glances at the clock. But what about the REST of the days? Are you supposed to realize all those back-to-school nightmares wherein you show up naked?! Quit hyperventilating, y'all. We can have you covered for at least a full school week with these celeb-inspired outfits. Write your thank you notes to Miley Cyrus, Victoria Justice, Kiernan Shipka, Rita Ora, and Hailee Steinfeld for these five ensembles that are sure to make the grade.
Let Miley Cyrus be your back-to-school outfit inspiration.
Photo: Courtesy of @MileyCyrus's Twitter/Urban Outfitters/Dr. Martens/Threadsence
Try out a Miley-approved tough-but-feminine ensemble by wearing this short-sleeved chiffon dress from Urban Outfitters ($39.00) with a pair of patent Dr. Martens ($160.00) boots. Accessorize with jewelry that appropriately toes the line between edgy and elegant like Miley's dainty shark tooth chain or this heavy metal bangle set from Threadsence ($25.00).
Boho Rock temporary body tattoos.
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Okay, so technically these Boho Rocks are "face and body" tattoos. We concede that in the model shot for the flower version, they illustrate an example of the tiny strip tatts being used as faux bracelets, but let's be real. With a name like "Boho Rock," these were clearly made with the intention of providing an alternative to the skinny headbands worn bohemian-style across the forehead. It's a decent idea since many ladies cite that their aversion to the dome pieces are the way they flatten hair or make weird crease marks. The Boho Rock tatts get you a similar look without all the fuss. But, like, guys... This is a forehead tattoo. If you squint your eyes really hard, yea, it kinda looks like a headband, but at the end of the day, you're temporarily joining the leagues of these forehead-tattooed brethren. *sucks teeth in second-hand embarrassment*