Mariah Carey's "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" single cover art.
Photo: Courtesy of Island Records
Eeeeee! Calling all Mariah Carey Stans and purveyors of the 50K+ views on this CLASSIC supercut of Mimi's best runs and riffs! Our Lady Mariah doth dropeth her new Rick Ross + Meek Mill-assisted single today! MC released the saucy, LEGGY single art for the track earlier this week. Mariah looks pheeeeenomenal in a warm gold, strapless dress with a flirty side cut-out and side slit up to there. Her waist-length locks are sleek, straight and a soft honey color, and she's backdropped against a crackling amber glow. It's no secret that Mimi loves her GOLD, so in honor of the song's debut and this sultry cover snap, we're taking a look back at her other golden album art outfits!
Design company p+g makes a nose iPhone case.
Photo: Courtesy of p+g Designs
Sorry to get all graphic on your Wednesday afternoon, but we have to talk about this. "This" being p+g design's HANA nose iPhone case. We realize that iPhone cases are getting bigger and crazier, but this has to be the most whackadoo combination of the two that we've seen yet! We know the times are a'changin', but we're still not sure if we're ready to pick this nutty case from the lot. Would you use this nose iPhone case?
Justin Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me" music video wardrobe makes us really want some vests.
Photo: Courtesy of Island Def Jam/Free People
Catch you breath, y'all. Justin Bieber's released another music video off his sophomore Believe album. More than that, the 8 a.m. premiere of "As Long As You Love Me" reveals this is a bonafide "Beat It"-style short film, and finds the 2012 MTV VMA nominee in his SECOND (artificial) beatdown! Along with pulling at our heart-strings as Michael Madsen throws bows with our boy Biebs, Justin's video wardrobe does fall transitional layering WORK and reeeeeeally makes us want to cop a new vest or two (or three). The obvious first choice is a cut-off denim number like this one from Free People ($128.00). However, nearly all of Bieber's outfits in this video involve a waistcoat, so walk with us as we explore some additional options!
One Direction will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
It seems like just yesterday we were sliding and diving into Internet wormholes to figure out who these dapper little gents we kinda sorta remembered from the British X Factor were. Now One Direction is a household name (as are the individual boys). This latest iteration in boy bands is now a smash success, and we are SO excited to have them not only attending the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards as nominees but PERFORMING in all their blazer-wearing, besuspendered, GIF-worthy glory. *faints abruptly but is caught by Harry Styles hologram*
Boy bands have a long and storied history with the VMAs, and while we may have already done an exteeeeensive recap of boy band style from The Jackson 5 to the British-Irish lads of 1D, we felt this an appropriate time to delve into the specifics of VMA performance outfits. Think of the OG write-up as your survey class. Welcome to the 200-level courses. We're rolling up our sleeves and digging into the VMA stage togs of New Edition, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, and The Jonas Brothers. LEGGO!
Ryan Lochte wears an American flag grill set during the Men's 400m Individual Medley medal ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Photo: Getty Images
Let's talk about Ryan Lochte. He's the 27-year-old American swimmer who made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Athens Olympics when he was just 19. He swam alongside Olympic phenom Michael Phelps (ever heard of him?) in the men's 400m individual medley this weekend and won GOLD for the good ol' U-S-of-A. BUT he was reportedly in danger of not receiving his medal because of a controversial accessory move en route to the podium: the dude popped in a set of American flag grills. It's not like we've never seen grills before (we ARE the network that brought you From G's to Gents sweetheart Riff Raff after all), it's just that, when you're part of a team that has posh Opening Ceremony uniforms crafted by Ralph Lauren complete with smart little berets, throwing on a pair of diamond grills is definitely a curveball. For a dude to pull a style stunt this ballsy, we KNEW there had to be more to this budding fashion icon, so we did a little research. To follow are our findings, and in the spirit of the international games, we're doling out (and subtracting) points as they contribute to Ryan's overall style score.
Selena Gomez dyed her hair and got bangs for new movie role.
Photo: Courtesy of Selena Gomez's Facebook/Getty Images
Selena Gomez had barely kept her newly long and light locks for a month before changing her 'do up again. Granted, Sel's hair-changing pace is nowhere near the break-neck speed of professional hair whipper Willow Smith, and Miss Gomez has an excuse: the tonsorial switch-up is for a new movie! Just when we were starting to get used to Selenita's auburn, waist-length, summery strands, she's already dyed her hair dark again and gotten BANGS! (This feels a little reminiscent of our relationship with those short-lived blue-purple tips. *pour a little out*)
Model and 'House Of Style' host Cindy Crawford.
• We ushered in the return of the iconic House Of Style series, resurrecting a collection of our favorite clips from HOS history.
• Lauren Conrad debuted a craft series and her eco-friendly beauty and travel accessories line, and we couldn't be more proud of our Laguna Beach/Hills alumna!
• Last weekend's Teen Choice Awards were a hotbed of fashion news from Demi Lovato's outfit changes to Justin Bieber's robot arm to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's rare matching moment (*pours a little out*).
• We tried to take our minds off the KStew relationship dramz with Robert Pattinson's BlackBook magazine spread. Dude is deliciously casual in un-buttoned plaids and relaxed graphic tees.
• Miley Cyrus hit the New York fashion trade shows this weeks, and in one of her run-ins with the press, she hinted at fiancée Liam Hemsworth's desire to start a clothing line. HMMmmm, might Cinna have some style competition in The Capitol?? #hungergames
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Deadmau5 launches fashion line with Neff Headwear.
Photo: Courtesy of Neff Headwear
Who said pop stars and rappers had the monopoly on the celebrity designer beat? EDM DJ deadmau5 has just launched a fashion line collaboration with skate streetwear label Neff Headwear. The Neffmau5 collaboration launched this Wednesday (July 25) with 4 t-shirt styles, two sweatshirts (one hooded, one crewneck), and two snapbacks.
Selena Gomez at 2012 Teen Choice Awards, 2012 Kids' Choice Awards, and 2011 American Music Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
You guys know how we have a running Get The Look franchise. We see an outfit we really like on a celeb (usually in the wild because red carpet steez is exPENsive), and point you in the right direction to cop it for yourself. You've probably noticed that Selena Gomez crops up in these Get The Look a LOT - a product of equal parts her exemplary off-duty and the (in general) über-affordableness of it all since Sel frequents a lot of the same stores her fans do, from Forever 21 to Urban Outfitters to, of course, her own Dream Out Loud line for KMart. We keep you updated on where to snag our favorite Selena outfits as we see them, but if a comprehensive, super in-depth outline of Sel's wardrobe is what you're after, look no further than the seriously INCREDIBLE Selena's Closet Tumblr where a team of Selenators identify as many pieces of her outfits as possible, complete with links to buy, right down to the iPhone case!
It's not news that sneakers are having the heyday of a lifetime as part of the rampant pop culture '90s revival. Which, BTW, is great for those of us with two left feet who fall over ourselves like a newborn fawn at first sight of a pair of stilettos. Sneakers are comfortable, cool, and 100% on-trend. Also, they're totally back-to-school ready, so we've rounded up all the best kicks for your return to class after a deserved summer break.
Printed sneakers for your back-to-school debut.
Sneakers have been colorblocking gold for a few seasons now, but you can ALSO use them for all your mixed print outfit assembling needs! Go ladylike chic with these no-lace printed kicks from Keds ($44.99) or these Liberty-printed Nike ($80.00) Lady Cortez sneakers. Infuse some fashion into your workout with these pastel polka-dotted Nike ($132.56) Free Trainers or show of your wild side with a pair of leopard-print SuperGa ($72.91) plimsolls.