Anthony Kiedis wears Jeremy Scott leggings for 2014 Super Bowl halftime show.
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You may have been distracted by the glinting, gleaming, Elvis-channeling sheen of Bruno Mars and his band's metallic gold smoking jackets on the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime stage, but from a fashion standpoint, the real star of that show (IMHO) was Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. No, not just because he was shirtless (though MAJOR props for doing so in the middle of winter in the Northeast, dude). Look at this guy's leggings!!
Yep. Probably could've guessed this.
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And now for the s*** you didn't see. Or rather couldn't, because there isn't even an alternate universe in which a director would take a tight shot of someone's EAR for a high-profile, nationally televised performance. To the surprise of, I'm sure, literally no one, Miley Cyrus owns sparkly gold earpieces emblazoned with teeny-tiny cannabis leaves. It's no secret that Miles has a thing for Mary Jane. She wears her love of weed on her sleeve. And her halter top. And her backpack. And, of course, in lieu of an acceptance speech at this year's MTV EMA, she lit up a joint onstage. But what you might not have known or noticed was that Miles' earpieces, which she's used for countless performances from iHeartRadio to MTV Unplugged, advertise her 420 ethos, as well.
Miley Cyrus throws down an 'Unplugged' hoedown.
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I don't know if it's just because I was THERE for it, but Miley Cyrus has never made so much sense to me until watching her perform for Unplugged. When artists go Unplugged, they strip their music down to its most basic elements, and usually their performance style follows suit (à la Kurt Cobain's nubby cardigan or Jay Z's Che Guevara crewneck). Well, when you dial Miley back to her roots, you get Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry, hair spray, and velvet paintings of Elvis set against sequined curtains. So while her set was stripped-down, leaning heavily on acoustics, her onstage steez left no rhinestone unturned. #turndownforwhat
Madonna and Miley Cyrus perform for 'Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged.'
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Y'all ain't ready for this. I'm reporting live from L.A. for Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged—which you should already know premieres at 9 p.m. EST/PST on MTV this Wednesday night (January 29)—and I can confirm that this thing is going to be WILD (as if you had any doubts). Miley's throwing back to her Nashville roots for the stripped-down performance, but she's remixing it with her own very special brand of TURNT. There's a giant wagon wheel laced with LED lights, bales of hay are strewn about the audience, Miles is dripping in head-to-toe sequined denim, and MADONNA IS HERE IN FULL RHINESTONE COWBOY REGALIA.
As you may have heard from the tidal wave of Smiler screams sweeping the nation, Miley Cyrus has teamed up with the likes of us (MTV) for yet another memorable performance moment. (Do we really need to remind you of the last one we brought you?) The "Wrecking Ball" singer is taking the stage next week for a very special, very stripped-down Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged, and as we should all know by now, she could do and wear ANYTHING. I mean, look at this promotional photo! Fake hillbilly teeth, a short baby-pink wig, and silver star pasties? Who knows where this is going! In celebration of the Unplugged wardrobe to come, we're looking back at some of our favorite Miley performance looks from the past year. LEGGO!
Miley Cyrus performs at the 2013 American Music Awards.
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Obviously OBVIOUSLY, we have to kick this off with her periwinkle blue Markus Lupfer cat-print ensemble from the 2013 American Music Awards. Paired with a lip-synching orange tabby backdrop and massive lucite accessories, this high-cut separates look was (and still is) internet gold.
Anna Gunn at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild.
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Oh SNAP. The 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet has just started to really pick up, but as far as we're concerned, Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn has already shut this thing down. Granted, our favorite Lupita Nyong'o hasn't done the step-and-repeat yet, but there's really not much that can beat what Miss Gunn has brought to the party. No, we're not talking about her navy blue Monique Lhullier gown (though it is beautiful—that athletic neckline!). We're talking about DAT CLUTCH.
Don't say we didn't warn you! All the signs were there, from shoes with her FACE on them to the exclusive first cop of these metal shell toes (not to mention her liberal use of #ritabotsuniform). We just KNEW Rita Ora had to be working on something with Adidas. Welp, all our questions were answered when the official Adidas Originals Instagram posted the above picture along with a caption welcoming Miss Ora to the three-stripes family.
WELL WELL WELL. We've been speculating for MONTHS that Rita Ora might be working with Adidas on a collaboration for the brand's Originals vertical. In recent weeks, she's stayed quiet on the three-stripes front, devoting more face time to her other fashion ventures—DKNY and Material Girl—but thanks to a few Instagram snaps she posted yesterday, we're setting the rumor mill churning again.
Yes, folks. Your eyes do not deceive you. Those are throwback Adidas shell toes updated for 2014 with a metal cap. Rita shared the photo with the caption, "#LA #Studio X @adidasoriginals #ritabotsuniform." Sure, that could mean that she's just cosigning the look and that her Ritabots should follow suit, but that's a tall order for any celeb to pin on her fans. UNLESS she was the mastermind behind the design...
While the People's Choice Awards may have ~officially~ kicked off the 2014 awards season, tonight's Golden Globes really catapulted the year of red carpet fashion into high gear. We pulled out six well-heeled ladies from the 2014 PCAs, but now, we're bringing you a list of 10 for the Globes (though, TBH, we were tempted to just crown Lupita Nyong'o THE best dressed and go home, because girl SHUT IT DOWN).
LUPITA NYONG'O IN RALPH LAUREN
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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I mean, do I really need to explain this decision? The 12 Years A Slave actress showed up EARLY to the Golden Globes red carpet wearing Ralph Lauren, and even well before most of the attendees arrived, she had clinched her position as the best dressed lady of the night. It's solid but not boring thanks to that almost-neon red hue. It's body-conscious without looking grossly painted on, and those classic RL clean lines are softened by her warm, beaming smile. With its straight off-the-shoulder neckline and long cape, the gown is definitely fashion forward, but this is also 100% the kind of timeless ensemble that we'll be looking back fondly on for YEARS. (P.S. If this is what she pulls out for the Globes, we can't WAIT to see what she whips out for the Oscars.)
Jennifer Lawrence at the 2014 Golden Globes and her possible 'Little Mermaid' inspiration.
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We're not even a full hour into Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globes and Jennifer Lawrence has already clinched an award. Not only that, she (with the aid of her *achem* unique Dior gown) is already MEME-ing.