L to R: Katy Perry at the Unicef Snowflake Ball in 2013 and 2012.
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While most people break out their winter coats when December rolls around, Katy Perry unleashes pieces from her cape collection. Last night, the "Roar" songstress attended the Unicef Snowflake Ball in a deep red dress by Naeem Khan. As we were admiring her gold-embroidered cape and applauding her for pulling off such a difficult style, we were like, "HOLD UP. Are we having déjà vu?" Upon further research, we realized that Katy not only wore a cape to the same event last year, but she again wore a similarly haltered dress by Naeem Khan. Maybe the Snowflake Ball invite suggests capes, and she's the only one following directions?
Lady Gaga does her best 'Mona Lisa' impression.
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Just yesterday, we saw Lady Gaga leave Tokyo in demented Disney princess jeans. Like, the pants that many people wear daily. Alas, after just a few hours of trying out life in everyday denim, Gaga is back to doing her own thang, this time in a Mona Lisa printed cape. Turning iconic works of art into clothing is, so far, a big part of Gaga's ARTPOP era steez (see: her Botticelli dress and Jeff Koons Gazing Ball purse). Her tour merch is going to be so artsy!
Gaga left her hotel in London wearing what, TBH, looks like a blanket that she bought on the street outside the Louvre and cut a head hole into. Given how much she loves bedazzling, I wouldn't be surprised if she broke out the scissors every once in a while. Much like the recognizable Disney princesses on her jeans, this Mona Lisa bears a close resemblance to the one that sits in the museum, but is inexplicably a little ~off~. Gaga's cape/blanket ML seems happier than Da Vinci's. The air of mystery surrounding her has evaporated. She also seems to have had a touch of rhinoplasty and a hint of chin surgery. Say hello to 21st century Mona, y'all.
Lorde and her cornrows in the 'Team' music video.
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When we think of Lorde, one thing (other than the lyrics to "Royals") pops into mind: that hair. Sure, she pulls off goth-inspired style and dark lipstick insanely well, but that curly mane is kinda her thing. Even though we've seen it matted down and pinned back on the cover of Clash magazine, we were still taken aback when we peeped her video for "Team" and her signature curls were M.I.A.
From what we can see in the few (and dark) shots of Lorde in the video (wearing a Zana Bayne leather harness, BTW), she seems to have braided her hair into cornrows and tied it into a ponytail at the nape of her neck. When we chatted with Lorde a few weeks ago, she revealed the secret to her hair was not washing it frequently which, TBH, we can get behind. Good news for Lorde (and us, as Lorde worshippers): Cornrows don't need to be washed that frequently either! A new style to add to our encyclopedia that doesn't require maintenance? Sign us up!
Get as cray as Rita Ora.
Photos: @ritaora Instagram/Macy's
Rita Ora really is just like us. After a full day, she likes to recuperate at home, in a comfy sweater. Of course, our full days aren't usually spent stunning everybody at the British Fashion Awards in a silver sequined Vivienne Westwood dress and then getting cast in Fifty Shades Of Grey, but sometimes we have to hit up the supermarket after work, so, same diff.
After saturating her Instagram with high fashion yesterday, including pictures of her in a Tom Ford black-and-white fur coat and a Philip Treacy headpiece, Rita shared a pic of herself wearing a "Cray"-emblazoned sweater from Madonna's Material Girl line. While Rita, who is the line's current spokeswoman, probably got the sweater for free, you can steal her steez for under $50.
Selena Gomez performing at 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013.
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Don't worry, Selenators, Selena Gomez didn't actually cut her hair! It does kinda seem like she's toying with the idea, though, unless she's attempting to create a Sasha Fierce-esque onstage persona for herself. I mean, early in November, Flaunt magazine released those pictures of her with a blunt bob, and now, almost a month later, she's performing wearing a very similar wig. Or maybe the same one? IDK, maybe she "borrowed" it from set. We would be all for the drastic 'do (you know we love us some may-jah hair news), but we ALSO can't forget the follow-up video to her Flaunt spread, where short-haired Selly was searching for her longer-haired self.
Selena hit the stage in Dallas in a white bralet/hotpants combo similar to the outfits she's been wearing all tour, but her hair was noticeably, like, 10 inches shorter. We would've thought she cut her hair for real, but an hour earlier, her mane was its usual glamorous length.
Harry Styles at the 2013 British Fashion Awards.
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Harry Styles is going to need a bigger trophy case if he keeps winning all these style icon awards. At the MTV EMA he won the award for "Best Look" and, now, he was named "British Style Icon" at the 2013 British Fashion Awards. British style icon and king of my heart: you're killin' it, Mr. Styles.
When Harry won his award at the MTV EMA, we were like, "Duh, look at how he pulls off bold prints. Also, that hair!" Back then, we didn't know how he could work the runway. We didn't know how a casually draped scarf looked around his neck. I mean, look at that thing (see above)! Of course he's winning all the awards. He even wore black jeans with intact knees to the ceremony. He didn't even bestow that honor upon the Midnight Memories album cover. Or to the premiere of This Is Us. He was vying for this award. Hard.
Lady Gaga performing on SMAPxSMAP.
In between bedazzling seashell sessions, Lady Gaga has been hitting up many a TV show while in Japan. Over the weekend, she was on Music Station Japan in a vintage Gianni Versace jacket, Kansai Yamamoto pants, and Spring '14 Versace belt, and for her performance on SMAPxSMAP, Gaga continued mixing Versace with Yamamoto for, as she aptly dubbed it, "serious glam history." (Yamamoto is perhaps best known for designing David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust tour wardrobe.)
Gaga's performance kicked off with a colorful jacket from the Japanese designer. She traded in the Botticelli wig which she has been giving a lot of head time while in Tokyo for the frizzy white wig she favored at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards and in Berlin. How many wigs do you think Lady Gaga brings when she travels? How many suitcases are filled only with wigs? 5 or more? I guess she's used to facing a lot of baggage fees. She's been in Tokyo for less than a week and worn at least 5 vastly different wigs. She even broke her "Personal record for wig changes in one day." Congrats, Gagaloo!
Demi Lovato and her blue hair for 'NYLON.'
Photo: 'NYLON' Magazine/Marvin Scott Jarrett
It looks like our dreams of a blue-haired Demi Lovato on the cover of a magazine have come true! Thanks, NYLON: we should've guessed the fave magazine of ~alt girls~ everywhere would give Demi's blue tresses the attention they deserve! Demi debuted her blue 'do a full two months ago and has since graced three magazine covers, but all featured blonde Demi. Now, like an early Christmas present, a blue-haired Demi spread has been wrapped and delivered. So, while it may only be the 2nd day of December, this month is shaping up already.
The color of Demi's hair has faded since she first dyed it (even since it glowed in the "Neon Lights" video, actually). Her dark roots have also grown out, turning it into an enviable colorful ombre. It also looks like she's collecting a number of blue hued highlights around the front of her face, and, TBH, I'd start a blue highlight collection too if it would look like Demi's hair and not a Smurf hibernating on my head. Alas.
Harry Styles and his hair performing on 'Good Morning America.'
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HEY, MEN. Want long, luxurious locks like Harry Styles? You're in luck! Great Lengths, a British hair extension company, has a line of "Men-Hancements" (LOL), which the men of London are using on the regular. British men are so into extensions that the company says that men will account for 10% of their sales this year. That's a lot of "men-hancements," y'all!
The site has pictures of models and men who decided to "men-hance" themselves and, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but none of them come close to approximating the undone, voluminous coiffure that's now signature to Harry. That hair, with its front height and side curls cannot (and should not, IMHO) be attempted by anyone else: we saw that last week in the One Direction ad for Macy's.
Kanye West outside of Hot 97 studios.
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Forget the Kanye West shoe collaboration you knew/loved/couldn't afford: Ye is leaving Nike for adidas. (How much are the existing Air Yeezys gonna go for now? Like, 10 billion dollars?) Kanye nonchalantly announced his new partnership during an interview with Hot 97 yesterday and while royalties seem to be the driving force behind the swap, adidas also offers more (dare we say it?) clothing design opportunities for Ye.
The Nike x Kanye partnership made total sense: Kanye loves Nikes and, as he mentioned in the Hot 97 interview, Yeezys made people excited for shoes in a way they hadn't been since the first release of Air Jordans. Kanye was the first and at the time for first inking the deal, only non-athlete working with Nike, which made him special, which, as we all know, is Kanye West's #1 fave thing. However, when Nike teamed up with Eminiem, the company was suddenly "not doing [him] any favors." And so, it seems if Kanye isn't going to be special anymore, he'd rather get royalties, which Nike wasn't offering to him.