Miley Cyrus performs "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" at the 2013 MTV EMAs.
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Beam me up, Miley! Miley Cyrus opened the 2013 MTV EMA by descending from outer space in a caged UFO contraption. The spherical spacecraft (which actually came from the Ziggo Dome ceiling, not space) spewed smoke and glowed with red and blue neon lights as Miley and her little lady co-pilot landed on stage. After they detached from their oxygen tubes and astronautical helmets (#spacesafety because we've all seen Gravity by now), Miley left the comfort of her in-flight leather barcalounger and immediately got to twerking with darkly-shrouded, disc-headed aliens to the tune of "We Can't Stop."
Lady Gaga for 'Attitude' magazine.
For the December cover of Attitude magazine, Lady Gaga dyed her hair grey, refused to wash it for three weeks and repeatedly rubbed her strands with beeswax like kindling for a fire. JK! She’s wearing another wig. Quite possibly her heaviest wig yet! I mean, just look at that stack. That thing weights at least as much as a Pomeranian, if not a full-grown Corgi. Loyal Little Monsters may recognize this big ol’ heap o’ hair from a rando ARTPOP promo pic that Gaga tweeted back in September, where she was snapped sitting in a chair constructed of computer chips while wearing a burlap onesie. Naturally.
Gisele and Daft Punk for 'The Wall Street Journal' Magazine.
Photo: Wall Street Journal/Terry Richardson
Aww SNAP! Karlie, take your earrings off and put your dukes up, girl. Gisele just popped up on the cover of the Wall Street Journal magazine with BOTH of your men. Oh, you didn’t know Karlie Kloss was in a thruple with Daft Punk? JK, she’s not. But she did appear in an oddly similar editorial spread with the helmet-clad electronic duo for Vogue in July. Those two are gettin’ lucky, indeed.
For the November cover of the Wall Street Journal magazine (which was shot by Terry Richardson), Daft Punk got handsy with Gisele Bündchen, wearing what looks to be the ~exact~ same helmets they wore in Vogue. Hmm. *strokes imaginary beard* But hey, at least they took their suit game in a totally different direction with some SUPER shiny sequined blazers and slim-line tuxedo pants. Oh, wait. Turns out that while their suits may appear to be from another planet entirely, Saint Laurent actually dressed Daft Punk for *both* editorial spreads. WHATEVER. Maybe they're just particular! Besides, they’re musicians, not models!
Gisele strikes a power pose on her WSJ cover in a navy, plunging, semi-sheer Atelier Versace jumpsuit and surprisingly, doesn't seem to have a problem with how close that one gold guy's hand is to her, um, ladyplace. (*Insert another "Get Lucky" joke here.*)
Trish Summerville gets it. As the edgy, ambitious costume designer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Summerville's been tasked with combining high fashion (see: The Capitol), high function (see: the games) and stuff that straight up looks pretty on screen (see: well, all of it). And even though the film has yet to hit theaters (15 DAYS AND COUNTING), the few glimpses we've gotten of Panem's ornate new garments have already earned her a Style Award for Film Costumer of the Year. *brushes shoulders off*
With the second Hunger Games installment only weeks away, Summerville sat down with Refinery 29 to spill some deets on the method to her madness for dressing all 12 districts. Her artistic visions (and how they materialized) were insightful, creative and totally on point. Oh, and also, it sounds like her job is SO MUCH FUN. Here's what we learned:
Taylor Swift on the CMA Awards red carpet.
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At first glance, the sophisticated red gown Taylor Swift wore to this year's CMA Awards seemed pretty predictable. I mean, let’s be honest: she’s been known to rock full-skirted, feminine frocks a time or two (or ten) and this Elie Saab piece ~appears~ to be no different.
The ornate, crystal detailing, the demure neckline, the ample train—don’t get us wrong, the girl looks gorgeous. But it feels a little safe, no? NOPE. Further inspection reveals a dramatic, plunging back with The Most Perfect gathers that accentuate her tiny waist. Swoooooon. Taylor accessorized the business-in-front-party-in-the-back gown with stunning Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Jimmy Choo heels and a delicate chignon. Needless to say, we’re into it. (And hello! It’s red. Because, you know, Red. Heh. *sigh*)
When it comes to making miserable look good, Sky Ferreira is a pro. In a series of new ads shot by Henrik Purienne for Maison Kitsuné, Ferreira serves up some "OMG I HATE YOU, CLOSE THE CURTAINS," realness in some less-realistic lounge-wear. I mean, I'm sure there ~are~ people out there who lay around pouting and posing and reading The New York Times in a sheening, cobalt pullover, stark-white business socks and a floral, silk headscarf—but, yeah, I don't know any of those people. (Sorry for shattering your dreams, fellas. Most girls definitely don't wake up looking quite so easy-like-Sunday-morning.)
SCUURT! Jennifer Lawrence just casually debuted a very short pixie cut via her Facebook fan page without, like, any sort of explanation or announcement at all. GIRL. If you're gonna go all temporary Beyonce on us like that, you have to at least give us some deets! Lawrence was snapped en route to a meet-up with her fellow Catching Fire cast mates for The Hunger Games’ Global Fan Day, and we’re really curious as to how the franchise’s loyal fans will feel about her chopping off Katniss Everdeen’s signature side-braid. I mean, she can obvi wear a wig if it hasn’t grown out by the time the next film rolls around, but seeing Katniss without her hair at an event for The Hunger Games kinda feels like pulling back the curtain on the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz, amirite? Kind of?
Miley's new tattoo of her "mammie."
Photo: @mileycyrus' Twitter
Miley! What would your grandmother say?! (In this case, probably something along the lines of, “Well, isn't that swell.”) Last night, Miley Cyrus called on good pal and celebrity tattoo artist, Kat Von D, to add another piece of ink to her ever-growing collection. Kat’s tatted Cyrus several times before, including the two crossed arrows on her elbow (which symbolize “friendship”) and a mini-rendition of a da Vinci anatomical heart that she got in February and April, respectively. This time around, Von D replicated a vintage photo of Miley’s maternal grandmother, Loretta Finley, a.k.a., “Mammie,” on her right forearm. And it’s like, really real-looking.
Demi Lovato for 'Latina.'
Photo: 'Latina' magazine
Dang, Demi! And here we thought your last magazine cover was a knock-out. I mean, to be fair, it was. But this—this is like, stutter-inducing gorgeous. Latina magazine named Demi Lovato one of this year's "Latina Women of the Year," and it's easy to see why: the 21-year-old singer has been RULL busy over the last 12 months, doing things like singing catchy songs (duh), hosting The X Factor (for the second season in a row), collaborating on her own signature nail art collections, making charitabe trips to Africa and, oh, rocking the heck out of blue hair, which, TBH, is no easy feat.
And even though our dreams of a blue-haired Demi cover have yet to come true (*sigh*), she looks G-G-GREAT as a blonde. (Like we said, stutter-inducing.) Especially when paired with a body-con black dress, embellished cropped jacket, a majorly stunning necklace and a come-hither stare that, quite frankly, is making us blush.
Thirteen years ago, Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP and the world was formally introduced to the ~real~ Slim Shady: crisp white tees, baggy jeans, a ton of du-rags and a platinum blonde buzz-cut. OK, so the really real Slim Shady (aka: Marshall Mathers), is actually a natural brunette—but Em’s blonde locks quickly became synonymous with his rap persona during his breakthrough era. In fact, Em kept bleaching his hair through 2009, when he reemerged from a short hiatus with Relapse, his sixth studio album, and first debuted his dark, natural color.
At that point, he’d also kicked a few bad habits, beefed up his physique and sharpened his style game: he traded du-rags for military caps and beanies and swapped saggy tracksuits for leather bombers—but that was just the beginning of the evolution of Marshall Mathers. Flash forward to last May, when Em announced he was working on a new album. That album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was released today and is a sequel to his eponymous 2000 EP. Em went back to blonde for MMLP2 and told Rolling Stone in an upcoming cover story that he credits his manager for the throwback 'do idea.
"And once the songs started to come together and the picture got a little more clear of what it was gonna be, [my manager] hit me with the idea and I was like ‘Yo, you know I thought about that, right?’ And he was like, ‘Well you know, why not?’ And I was like ‘I don’t know how it’s gonna look. I haven’t had it in how many f****** years? Five, six years.’ I was like, ‘I’m so used to it being dark,’ you know. So I just tried it. And I was like ‘F*** it.’”