Ke$ha’s jewelry collaboration, Kesha Rose by Charles Albert, has been on shelves for a few months now. Any Animal will tell you that it’s totally weird, which is both a compliment and a testament to Ke$ha’s ability to translate her ~unique~ style sensibilities to an entire line of accessories. The pieces are broken up into mini-collections and are stacked with stunning stones, spikes, blue roses (her signature symbol) and penises. Yup, penises. Big, small, on rings, earrings and a necklace, the cartoonish male genitalia is undoubtedly the most *achem* recognizable item in the bunch.
Mariah Carey, gloves, and fan on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
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Last summer, Mariah Carey's accessory of
choice necessity was an arm sling for her dislocated shoulder. She had many glamorous sling options, including a feathered one, a lace one, and a rhinestone-encrusted one. Now that she's largely healed, Mariah seems to have traded in one arm accessory for another: gloves.
Mariah appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night to promote her new single, "The Art Of Letting Go," sporting lace and leather driving gloves. While the slings are no longer necessary, Mimi still has nerve damage in her right hand, which is why she's been wearing gloves. She reveals that she likes them, though, and is willing to give them "a moment." Glove makers, prepare yourselves for a rush of feathered glove orders. Have rhinestones on standby, too.
Katy, Miley and Nicki rock Chanel chain belts.
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Most people buy belts to help hold up their pants up or cinch their waist in an over-sized outfit. Celebrities, however, are not most people. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna (see below) have all recently been spotted wearing Chanel chain belts that definitely serve the purpose of #FASHUN over function. I mean, the way these dangling designer links are typically worn—slung low, multi-layered and/or over already snug garments—these “belts” are actually a lot closer to like, really expensive necklaces for your hips.
Of course, no matter how you categorize this particular accessory, it will consistently portrait luxury. A seemingly average outfit is instantly upgraded by the addition of a draped, chain belt and if you happen to have one with those iconic double-c's, well, feel free to flip your hair. (Politely, of course.)
It's only fitting, right? If going sans shirt AND bra is a trend, you have to find some way to cover up your ladylumps given, y'know, laws. Enter pasties. Nicki Minaj used black plus signs to finish off her Fifty Shades of Grey Halloween look while a sparkly purple pasty was integral to Miley Cyrus' "Lil Kim circa the 1999 VMAs" costume.
Lady Gaga in London.
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Working in Times Square on Halloween can be confusing, because it’s like, "Oh, look! Everyone’s wandering around in costumes." But wait—are these people in costumes because it’s Halloween, or are they wearing costumes because it’s just another day in Times Square? IDK. Same goes for Lady Gaga. Case and point, the photo above: is she channeling geisha style because it’s ~finally~ Halloween, or is her Asian-ish get-up just another outfit in her over-the-top wardrobe? Again, IDK. But regardless, that giant conch-shaped parasol is pretty great, and we definitely appreciate the nod to "Venus" in the form of a new prop.
Lady Gaga in Louis Vuitton SS14.
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Being in London has certainly inspired Lady Gaga to try out some new looks, especially in the head accessory department. The Brits do love their headgear (Royal Wedding fascinators, anyone?), so she's in good company. Last week, we saw her debut a merkin mask, which completely covered her face and head. Then, she took on a more "natural" look, sporting what looked like a corn husk headband. Then, yesterday, on her way into film The Graham Norton Show, she recycled an outfit, wearing a DOPE hat that she also showed off a few weeks prior. How she emerged from filming the show, though, is an entirely different story.
Katy Perry and Ariana Grande in cat ears.
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Uh oh, Katycats and Arianators: there's a battle being waged between your two faves for best cat lady! It's no secret that Katy Perry is a huge feline fan (I mean, her fans are named Katycats for a reason), but Ariana Grande has been slowly gaining ground in cat lady land, wearing not one, not two, but three different outfits that she accessorized with cat ears.
Katy arrived in Tokyo wearing her fave print as of late, daisies, a leather jacket, Ray-Bans, and, of course, cat ears. Katy's tiger-striped ears make sense for a number of reasons: 1. she's Mom Cat, 2. the "Roar" video and her performances recently have involved a lot of animal print, 3. she's in Japan and it's OFFICIALLY HALLOWEEN THERE, Y'ALL. Her ears also say "Katy" across them, just in case, y'know, you saw a picture of her and didn't know who she was. It's a gentle reminder so you don't embarrass yourself in front of your friends.
Ciara and her 15-carat stunner.
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Dudes of the world, the ante has officially been upped. Over the weekend, Ciara got the Kim Kardashian treatment when her rapper-producer boyfriend, Future, proposed on the same day as her 28th birthday celebration. (She said yes!) And, if the engagement ring is any indication, the couple's future together will be really, really, REALLY bright. Ciara showed off the 15-carat Avianne & Co. rock at a Moët & Chandon event in Houston last night (also in celebration of her birthday), where her dramatic, high-slit Alon Livne gown took a serious back seat to the stunning bling on her left hand.
Lady Gaga in Berlin.
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Ummm. Someone left her Berlin hotel earlier today in this "outfit." Any guesses? No, it is not Michelle Obama. Nope, it's not Miley Cyrus. Yes, it IS LADY GAGA! DING DING DING. Yesterday, she walked around with a claw in an airport, and today, she's walking around Berlin in this blonde merkin mask. She knows Halloween is next Thursday, right? So awkward.
Outfit-wise, she has on a chartreuse trench coat dress with fur sleeves, but NO 1 CURR about her clothes when that is on her head. I mean. Seriously, what is that? A hat? A mask? A disguise because she's about to go commit a robbery? Maybe a closer look will help us understand what's going on up there.
Rihanna wears two embellished headbands/visors on her Diamonds World Tour.
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After causing a commotion in Abu Dhabi and doing some grassroots advertising for her final River Island collection while in Greece, Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour took her next to Israel, where the girl is single-handedly making headbands cool again. But not in, like, a Blair Waldorf kind of way. These headbands have edge and could not be further from Upper East Side prep. They’re actually more like headband/visor hybrids, but the only thing they’re shielding Rih from is her own forehead—so, for all intents and purposes, we’ll call them hisors. JK. We'll call them headbands.