Rihanna at the 2014 NBA playoffs on May 9, 2014
Last night, former Instagram provocateur and #1 basketball fan Rihanna snagged a coveted courtside seat at the Nets vs. Heat game in Brooklyn to support her pal LeBron. "Nothing better than watching the KING live!!!!," she tweeted, though it was Rih who looked like royalty perched in the front row decked out in an embroidered Bernhard Willhelm track jacket and matching running shorts, which can be yours for a little under two grand (yeah, ugh, but bright side: It's easier to get your hands on a glorified sweatsuit that costs a few thou than courtside tickets to an NBA playoff game...) The Heat triumphed, undoubtedly because they had Rihanna rooting for them, but the real winner of the night was her floral Joyrich bucket hat.
Pharrell Williams at the 2014 Grammy Awards and Erykah Badu at the 2014 Met Gala.
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Red carpet millinery is happening for 2014, y'all. Write it down. Pharrell Williams made a big splash with his Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat at the 2014 Grammys, sparking memes and historical explanation pieces a plenty. Now, a few short months later, Erykah Badu hit the 2014 Met Gala red carpet in a big (dare I say, bigger?) hat of her own.
Jay Z and Beyonce wear ski masks for their On The Run tour poster.
Photo: @beyonce's Instagram
I'm not sure how many instances it takes to be able to officially dub something a "trend," but I'm pretty confident, we can call ribbed ski masks a ~thing~ at this point. If not just now, then much, much earlier. You've probably seen it by now, but Jay Z and Beyonce are touring together (!!!) and the poster they released yesterday in promotion of the their On the Run joint tour depicts the power couple in matching black ski masks. The knit face coverings are, yes, a throwback to your "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" Hov and Bey, but they're also one more stop on the seemingly never-ending train of celebs wearing ski masks. What's that you say? You didn't know ski masks were trendy? OMG, don't worry, I'll catch you up.
TYLER, THE CREATOR
Tyler, the Creator performs in a ski mask.
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I know Tyler, the Creator didn't invent the ski mask, nor does he bogart it as a signature, but he's one of the earliest sightings of a ski mask I can recall from recent times.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS
Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots performs in a ski mask at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
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Also, you may have just heard about Twenty One Pilots thanks to their high-energy performance at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, but their ski masks were not a nod to Spring Breakers or to Russian punk band Pussy Riot (more on both later). They're a hallmark steez for the band and have been for years.
Throughout the past couple of weeks we've been talkin' about prom. We've shown you dresses for different price points and rompers and jumpsuits to consider instead of a dress. Sure, finding a prom dress for under $150 is cool, but you know what's cooler? A billion dresses for $150. JK, it's finding an entire prom look for $100. Yep, even though it sounds impossible, we've found three dress/shoe/bag combinations that not only work together, but are under 100 bones. TOTAL. While there are plenty of expensive dresses out there, you definitely can cop your entire look for less, if you want to. Check out our three fave combos below!
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When it comes to prom, tulle is probably the fabric that first comes to mind. Like, LBR, your mind doesn't immediately go to cotton when the word prom is uttered. This dress ($22.80) reverses typical prom dress styles with a layer of tulle on the outside of the skirt. Throw on a leather jacket you already own and pair it with metallic silver shoes ($47.04) and a small clutch ($19.99) and you're good to go.
While many people put on their Sunday best to celebrate Easter, a number of celebrities got into the holiday spirit in a more playful way: with bunny ears! Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Rita Ora all accessorized with ears, while Rihanna celebrated in a different way.
Beyonce gets in the Easter spirit.
Photo: @beyonce Instagram
Beyonce dressed as a glitzy bunny, wearing a gold headband and gold sunglasses with her ears. Easter is the first holiday Bey celebrated with her new bangs and, fortunately, they look great with bunny ears. (Something she actually already test-drove.)
We've kept track of what Harry Styles wears on his heads for a long time around these parts. I keep an updated list of every hat, headband, or mask that touches his flowing brown curls—that's not for work, BTW, just more of a personal thing. Anyway. While his luscious locks usually fly free in One Direction's music videos, it looks like his headgear collection may have infiltrated the video for "You & I."
In case you weren't aware, there's a new 1D video dropping tomorrow. The band has been teasing the video—Harry's clip went up today and within 10 seconds he has three different things on his head.
There's the furry hat that he pairs with a shearling-lined coat.
Pieces from Katy Perry's Claire's collection.
Anyone who has ever shopped at Claire's knows that it is the one-stop shop for fun and colorful accessories. So it made perfect sense when Katy Perry—the most fun and colorful human in the world—announced that she was going to design a collection for the store. Ever since we heard this fabulous bit of news a few months ago, we've been trying to imagine the holographic bling Katy would bring to the table. Would there be Egyptian necklaces? Prism earrings? Jungle-cat rings? It's been keeping us up at night, to be honest.
Well, stop imagining and start looking, my friends. Claire's just released a sneak peek of Katy's Prism collection, and it's like a dream come true. It looks like the line is a mix of prismatic shine and "Roar" jungle vibes (everyone knows Katy loves a good theme). In the sparkle department, we get bedazzled bobby pins, a charm bracelet, and a huge Prism pendant necklace, all sticking to the triangular motif of Katy's Prismatic World Tour. There are also nameplate-esque necklaces, only instead of names, they say "Roar" and "Champion." I can't tell what the middle one says, but I'm guessing, like, "Tiger" or "Fighter."
There are few pairings in this world that go together as well as a burger and fries. It’s such a classic that there’s at least one restaurant in every neighborhood—though in some places there’s like 10 (hello Hollywood)—serving up their special take on the combo, even branching out for vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians. So, for this installment of Food Friday, we decided to honor the all-American meal with some inspired jewelry.
How much does Rihanna's necklace weigh, TBH?
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It's no secret that Rihanna is all about #phreshofftherunway looks. She's also all about pieces that are #CCcertified AND has shown an affinity for oversized accessories in the past. Thus, a necklace that made its grand debut just last week at Chanel's Fall 2014 runway show is obviously an ideal accessory. Especially if it's a lock so big that it could secure a yacht.
Rihanna must've called dibs on the padlock necklace last week as she was making friends/posing for scrapbook photos during Paris Fashion Week, and Uncle Karl must've hooked her up. Between the gold bike chain and the size of the lock, Rih's neck must be exhausted. What kind of exercises are needed to prepare your neck for such a weighty accessory? Is this called a LOCKet? I have a lot of questions.
LeBron James puts on his mask.
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Masks: They've been around forever! Perhaps even literally since anthropologists haven't been able to pinpoint the origin of face coverings (yet). The world's oldest known surviving mask is made of stone, dates to 7000 B.C., and currently lives at Musee Biblique in France, but there's no telling whether people were shielding their mugs well before that or not.
Masks come in all shapes and sizes, from lacquered, half-face, Phantom of the Opera joints to flashy but flimsy full-dome luchador numbers. Much of the time they're purely aesthetic—a visual aid to some form of entertainment (see: Jabbawockeez) or meant to conceal identity (Anonymous' Guy Fawkes)—but they're functional accessories, too. A mask is a muzzle for Hannibal Lecter, a kind of painkiller for Bane, and far less terrifyingly (well, to some), a facial shield for Lebron James, who has been wearing a mask during games since breaking his nose last month.