World, meet pasties.
Photo: @nickiminaj's Instagram
When we first saw Nicki Minaj's complete collaboration collection for Kmart, we thought, "This is pretty great and all, but there's definitely something missing." For days we stroked our imaginary beards, desperately trying to put our finger on the one piece that would totally tie together the entire line. And then suddenly, without warning, it hit us. Like, it ACTUALLY jumped out through the computer screen and almost smacked us in the face. PASTIES! OF COURSE!
Katniss Everdeen for Capitol Couture.
Photo: Capitol Couture
Oh YAAS, District 12! Katniss Everdeen, the beauty with a bow and arrows, is the newest cover girl of the Hunger Games' faux high fashion blog, Capitol Couture. With Catching Fire only a month away, the Tumblr fantasy mag FINALLY chose the film’s most famous tribute for an exclusive feature that gets back to basics in earth tones and minimal makeup. While they offered Everdeen (known to us outside the Districts as Jennifer Lawrence) a rack of couture gowns from the likes of Lanvin and Balenciaga, Couture tells us that she came prepared with her own clothes, courtesy of her stylist, Cinna. (We hear Miley Cyrus does the same thing!)
A clown, a cat and a pop singer.
Photos: Splash News/Jimmy Kimmel Live
To the untrained eye, this photo may appear to be your average Halloween snapshot. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that there’s a pop star in disguise, deviously lurking among fans to give them a trick AND a treat. MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA. (But don’t be scurred!) Before she performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Ariana Grande encouraged fans attending the taping to dress up in costume for a ‘special surprise.’ Since Grande is basically like, a Pied Piper of screaming tweens, a TON of her loyal followers showed up, but only three were chosen to compete for the chance to meet the tiny diva: The clown, the cat and the chicken.
It’s not easy being Lady Gaga. First of all: the hair. There’s a lot of it. Can you even imagine the size of the suitcase required to travel with all of her wigs? Long, short, black, yellow, bobbed, Boticelli—those things must take up a TON of space. Second of all: The shoes. There’s a lot of those suckers, too, and they’re not like, pin-thin flip-flops you can toss in your purse on-the-go. They're typically tall, thick-heeled and embellished—not for the faint of height OR heart (#spikes). And then there’s the outfits, which basically have lives of their own and can speak for themselves, as far as I’m concerned.
On any given day, Gagaloo switches up her clothing/wigs/shoes, like, a BAJILLION times—so it’s no surprise that she wore FOUR different outfits over the course of her 5-minute opening performance at this year's VMAs. SANS MALFUNCTIONS. We were impressed, to say the least. SO impressed, in fact, that we decided to recreate each look from her "Applause"-inspired performance for your Halloween enjoyment. Pick one costume for yourself or snag 3 friends and make it a group thaaang. Then, you only have to learn like, 25% of the choreography, which you can totally do if you practice real hard starting NOW.
Warning: This costume is not for the spill-prone.
Photos: Getty Images/Costume Supercenter/Office Supply Inc/Epic Sports/Pynk Luxe
M.I.A. for Versus Versace
Photo: Versus Versace
Welp, the rumors were true and the projected shelf date was accurate, too. Color us PUMPED! M.I.A.’s Versus Versace collaboration collection is officially available, so get it while it’s hot! Scratch that: this collection will STAY hot—you just gotta get it before it all sells out. And it looks good, y’all. Like, WAY better than it did in the preview photos, IMHO. The color combinations are wonderfully vibrant, and the graphic, bootleg-inspired prints appear to have translated quite well to Versace’s sister brand. Best part about this designer capsule collection? It’s not out-of-this-world expensive. It ain't H&M, but the price point is a whooole lot less than buying Versace off-the-rack.
Rocky and Cara in Times Square.
Photo: Splash News
SCURRT! That would be the sound of breaks grinding to a halt, which was heard both inside AND outside our NYC office, as we caught wind that A$AP Rocky, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn were shooting brand new ads for DKNY in the middle of Times Square yesterday. So much for those rumors about Rita Ora replacing her BFF, Cara, in the designer’s taxi cab campaigns, eh? Looks like there’s room for more than one pretty face in the DKNY family, which is really great news because we’d hate to see #FASHUN tear anyone apart.
Lauren Conrad and William Tell at the 'Designs For The Cure' Gala For Susan G. Komen.
Photo: Getty Images
By now, you’ve had plenty of time to gawk at Lauren Conrad’s #1 STUNNA engagement ring. BUT WHAT ABOUT HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN? Come on, Lauren! Give us the deets! It's just us, your old pals at MTV. We've been besties since, like, 2004! Remember? Spill it. Were there rose petals? Puppies? Ribbons and polka dots and tiny pastel macarons? Did you have a secret Pinterest board entitled "Engagement Ideas" for William Tell to refer to? I bet there were macarons.
The single-set, circle-cut ring is TOTALLY true to the former MTV star's style—classic, simple, impossibly glam—and it will undoubtedly be the perfect accessory for any dress she chooses to walk down the aisle in (and also for just like, sitting on the couch and staring at in pajamas.) And since we HAVE known Conrad since 2004 (you've come a long way from flip-flops and tube-tops, lady), we obvi had to offer up some suggestions for dresses on the big day. You know, since we're really busy and couldn't be there in person to help out, even if she decided to ask us instead of say, IDK, her in-the-flesh family.
OK we get it, you guys are BFFs.
Photos: @ritaora's Instagram
Hold the phone. Did Rita Ora nab a Chanel campaign?! All signs on the singer’s Instagram point to probably. Either that, or running around Paris at midnight in head-to-toe Chanel is Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of a girls’ night out. Wait. IS that Karl Lagerfeld's idea of a girls' night out? Honestly, IDK exactly what is happening in these photos, but I do know that I want to go there.
Ora posted a TON of snaps from a midnight photoshoot in Paris this weekend, and regardless of what is actually happening, I think we're all pretty much dying to see what kind of lux friendship bracelets she and Uncle Karl have—because they are clearly BFFs now. “Taking a midnight stroll with the man who inspires me to be glamorous at all times without a hint of doubt. Love you uncle Karl," Ora captioned a particularly cozy photo. Move over, Cara. Oh, wait. There’s room for you, too, under this scaffolding. *wipes brow*
Katy Perry performs 'Roar' and 'Walking On Air' on Saturday Night Live.
Photos: Getty Images
ICYMI, Katy Perry was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, and she put on a SHOW, you guys. The pop star sang two songs off her upcoming album, Prism (which rolls out on October 22nd), and per uzhe, she did not shy away from onstage theatrics. Many musicians tend to use the studio’s compact performance space as an opportunity to strip down their typical set and get back to basics—but let’s be honest: there’s nothing “basic” about the woman who brought us a boxing ring under the Brooklyn Bridge.