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.
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Cindy Crawford walk the runway at 1D Day.
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One Direction members, part-time Macy's salesmen, American Music Award winners, and... models? Yep. Two members of 1D have ditched singing to parade their beautiful faces all over the globe. JK! Over the weekend, though, was a 7-hour livestream for 1D Day, and Harry Styles and Liam Payne took to a catwalk to strut their stuff. Judging the walk off? Oh, Cindy Crawford, our OG House Of Style host, NBD.
Harry and Liam took to the runway in fan-made shirts: one featured song lyrics, another song titles, and one just had 5 stripes and, TBH, I'm not sure how it was relevant to 1D. One of the shirts Harry couldn't get over his headband in time, so he just carried it in front of his tattooed torso, which was pleasant, but also unusual. I mean, CHELLO, you're Harry Styles. We've seen you shirtless before! You were shirtless throughout 1D Day! Why so shy in front of a professional model? You know her. You made pizza with her kids, remember? She won't judge you too harshly!
Lady Gaga performing at the 2013 AMAs.
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Lady Gaga swapped her purple Versace gown for a sparkly ensemble during her AMA performance of "Do What U Want" with R.Kelly. As the Marilyn Monroe to R.Kelly's JFK (yeah, R. Kelly played the president in this American-inspired performance because DUHHHH), Gaga began the performance in a sequined jacket, which she quickly removed to reveal a matching dress. Very ice skater chic: getting in the Winter Olympics mindset, eh, Gaga? ME TOO.
One Direction on the red carpet at the 2013 AMAs.
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Does anyone know what vitamins One Direction takes? What magical concoction gives them the ability to host a 7-hour livestream for 1D Day yesterday and then roll up to the AMA Red Carpet looking fresh, coordinated, and as cute as ever? Because HEYYY, I WANT SOME.
For their arrival, the guys stuck to a black and grey palette, but in varying forms of dressiness: Harry had on a tuxedo jacket, while Niall had on a charcoal bomber jacket. Liam, as usual, had on an inexplicable trench coat. All five guys wore tight black jeans and, unusually, Harry's weren't ripped at the knees! These must be his formal jeans. Louis, as always, skipped socks because having smelly feet must be his ~thing~. Zayn's turtleneck was not out of place, despite being in L.A., because, as you may have heard, it's 61 degrees there and all Angelenos are freaking out about the cold front. If Zayn gets too cold, Liam could lend him his coat. He always has one with him.
Lady Gaga in Versace at the AMAs.
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What's one perk of being the new face of Versace? As Lady Gaga knows, it's wearing the designer to the AMAs, the night after your first ads were released. *hair flip* After teasing her red carpet wares on Twitter with lyrics from her "Donatella" track, Gaga trotted into the AMAs wearing lilac Versace while riding on the back of a white horse, which was not a real animal but an elaborate costume on top of two very strong men in white spandex.
Once she dismounted, the full-length view of the two-tone purple, cut-out Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear gown was visible, as was the lion head necklace/body chain steez that is also featured in her ad. You get an outfit and accessories when you're the face of Versace? Where do I sign up?
Last night's episode of The Carrie Diaries was full of romance and, of course, on point '80s steez. We caught up with Eric Daman, the man in charge of the cast's clothes and accessories to get the deets on Carrie's wardrobe as she carefully navigated her Sebastian-filled high school halls and spiced up her new romance with Weaver in New York.
AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw on 'The Carrie Diaries.'
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As usual, Carrie looks sleeker for study hall than most people do for black tie events. Eric explained, "Carrie's school style is making statements this season: she is a senior, after all, AND interning at Interview Magazine! This outfit is school girl chic and sexy, the black Maeve blouse keeps her artsy edge but the soft 3D floral detail on her collar and sleeve keeps her fresh as a daisy. Punchy red earrings from Etsy are totally on trend 80's and very Carrie. Her Polka dot Kate Spade kitten heels are hallway appropriate for this stylish student on the go! Teetering in 5" Manolos is a high school no-no!" It should be noted that I did not design Carrie's incredible 3D shirt, despite the shared name. I'm going to start gluing flowers to all my of clothes, though, because they look awesome.
CARRIE BRADSHAW (ANNASOPHIA ROBB)
+ Blouse: Maeve
+ Skirt: Chloe Girl from Think Closet
+ Shoes: Kate Spade
+ Earrings: Vintage from Etsy
+ Bracelet: Sequin