Snag some OVO from Nordstrom!
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If you aren't already on your way to Toronto to pick up one of Drake's 2014 varsity tour jackets from Roots Canada, then we are seriously starting to doubt your devotion to Drizzy. JK! We weren't able to swing a flight either. But we did catch wind of a pretty great alternative if you're sweatin' some limited-edition October's Very Own gear (you'll still have to go to Canada for that jacket, though). Starting TODAY, February 14th, Nordstrom will officially become the first national retailer to carry apparel by OVO. #HYFR
The exclusively designed merch, including sweatshirts, T-shirts, and knit caps, is debuting as a part of Nordstrom's ongoing Pop-In Shops project. Launched in October 2013, the specialty shops house a series of themed collections that rotate every four to five weeks. This time, the theme is "Heartbreakers Club," which Nordstrom says is "inspired by men with heartbreakingly good style." Check! Drake definitely qualifies. BRB while I put a Band-Aid on my aorta.
Lupita Nyong'o wears Maybelline New York Sensational Vivids in Brazen Berry in 'Glamour.'
We've already been operating under the assumption that Lupita Nyong'o is, in a word, flawless. Over the last several months, she's appeared on countless magazine covers, scored a modeling gig with Miu Miu, and stays steady killin' it both off and on the red carpet. (Oh yeah. She's also a really great actress, but, you know, details.) Have you ever actually seen her up close though? Like, close enough to spot even the faintest sign of a blemish? No? OK, well, technically, neither have we. But Glamour did when they tapped Lupita to show off spring's hottest lip colors—and (SHOCKER), she's still flawless.
A still from Nicki Minaj's video for 'Lookin' A** N****'
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Last Friday, Nicki Minaj posted a series of pictures on Instagram that showed off her natural 'do, which was pulled back into a long, slick ponytail. But this wasn't just your average, pasty-flashing selfie that we've come to expect. Thanks in part to a stacked rack of designer clothing and the background presence of a glam squad, we got the vibe that something big was coming. Today, that vibe finally reached a fever pitch as Minaj debuted her latest music video (via World Star Hip Hop) for "Lookin' A** N*****."
A few looks from Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection.
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The Force is strong with this one. "This one" meaning Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection (obviously). Yesterday, the Sisters Mulleavy sent their latest line down the runway, which featured a few VERY familiar faces—and we're not talking about the models. With the blessing of director George Lucas, his wife Mellody Hobson, and Disney (who recently acquired the rights to Lucas' Lucasfilm Limited production company) Rodarte presented a series of Star Wars-themed looks that were both very literal (i.e. gowns emblazoned with Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and C-3PO) and creatively interpretative.
Before the beloved character-print dresses closed out the show (sans noticeably absent leads like Princess Leia and Darth Vader), Rodarte duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy delivered a collection filled with what we believe were more-discreet references to the cult-classic trilogy—which, to the average ogler, might seem
totally a bit random, but have been several years in the making, as George Lucas took a highly coveted front row seat at Rodarte's Winter 2012 show. We consulted our resident Star Wars fangirl, Lauren Reid, for some much-needed insight on the collection's less-obvious nods to the films.
Looks from Peter Som's Fall 2014 show.
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Last season, sound stylist Javier Peral gave us all the juicy deets on the vibes behind the soundtracks at New York Fashion Week. From Jason Wu to Monique Lhuillier to Carolina Herrera, we got the lowdown on the curated beats that fueled the catwalks, and the people, places, and things that influenced designers' new collections. This season, Peral has been gracious enough to grant us access (again) to Peter Som's soundtrack, which has quickly become one of the most heralded shows of the Fall 2014 collections. Wanna know all the songs that accompanied Som's fresh, blurry florals and expertly tailored pieces? (Your answer should be something along the lines of "duh.") Well, good. Because you can check out the full playlist and the ideas behind the looks after the jump!
It's Brunette-ney, b****! (Heh.) Over the weekend, Britney Spears shared a photo of herself that, at first glance, appeared to be some new promo for her Fantasy Remix perfume collection. "Spice up Valentine’s Day by getting ‘Naughty & Nice’ ((pun intended)) ;)," Spears tweeted while posing backstage at her Las Vegas vanity. But wait—that's not the same dark fringed wig she wore in the ads. In fact, we're pretty sure that's not a wig at all. And this isn't even an (official) ad. Could it be?! Britney's gone back to brunette, y'all!
Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is still twerkin'.
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This Friday, Miley Cyrus will kick off her highly anticipated Bangerz Tour, and judging solely on photos she tweeted this weekend, it's going to be one big party in the U.S.A. (So, be sure to pack a dream and your cardigan. And maybe some pasties.) In the behind-the-scenes rehearsal snaps, Cyrus, surrounded by dancers wearing stars and stripes, puts a #turntup twist on patriotism in a red-white-and-blue sequined leotard (a look we've learned is custom-made by Miley's stylist, Simone Harouche), coordinating cowboy boots, and (what we believe to be) the same countrified blonde bob wig she wore during Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged.
There are also some trippy cartoon visuals in the background that will no doubt serve a greater purpose to be revealed come Friday. "Even though parents probably won't think this, I think my show is educational for kids," Cyrus told Fuse in a recent interview. So, maybe those visuals are, like, Miley-versions of Schoolhouse Rock??? Pretty sure we've learned our lesson by now that when Cyrus is involved, ANYTHING is within the realm of possibility.
AlunaGeorge performs at Rebecca Minkoff.
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In case this whole clothing-and-accessories empire "thing" doesn't work out, Rebecca Minkoff clearly has a knack for soundtracking shows with stylish performers. Last year, Minkoff recruited Janelle Monae, who did menswear proud with a black-and-white, suspender-strapped look, to sing a few songs while the models walked. This year, the designer chose AlunaGeorge to rock her runway, and they did not disappoint—sound-wise OR sartorially.
Lorde at the Grammys and models from Creatures of Comfort and Adam Selman's NYFW runway shows.
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When Lorde hit the stage at this year's Grammy Awards, instead of grabbing our attention with a glittery thong or an elaborate set, the 17-year-old New Zealand export appealed to our digital tastes with her dark, dripping, dip-dyed finger art. We'd spotted similar styles on Michele Lamy, the eclectic wife, muse, and creative mind behind Rick Owens, and at Mara Hoffman's F/W 2011 presentation, but now it seems like this alternative form of nail art is turning into a full-blown trend.
It's only the second day of New York Fashion Week, but we've already caught painted fingers on the runways of designers like Creatures of Comfort and Adam Selman. CofC mirrored Lorde's Grammy nails by bronzing their models' fingers from tip to joint. Selman went with a cleaner, more graphic style, adding tattooed black bands on all five fingers, like a string of permanent midi-rings. But, lest you be deceived (and as is usually the case with almost any trend), in fashion, everything old is new again—and finger art is no exception.
Get it while it's hot!
Picking out the perfect card for your Valentine can be a daunting task. Do you go for one that sings? Should you settle on sentimental or funny? If you go for funny, is the one you picked out, like, FUNNY-funny or is it funny-ha-ha? Meaning will they laugh out loud or feign a courtesy chuckle? So many questions! Only one real answer: get him/her/them a pizza Valentine. No, not a pizza in the shape of a heart, but one of these pizza-themed Valentine's Day cards that we rounded up for the occasion. We guarantee you'll knock this one out of the park. As long as they love pizza. (But, I mean, if they don't love pizza, you should probably consider that a red flag.)
IDK about you, but my favorite greeting cards are the ones that inspire a classic rock sing-a-long (and trust me, they're few and far between, my friends). Double-dog-dare your significant other to try and NOT and belt out their best Janis Joplin when they open up this card, and then make them pay you in kisses when they lose. Or money. Money's good, too.