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.
Photos: @badgalriri's Instagram
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.
Lady Gaga at the airport, holding a claw. NBD.
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Quick: what's the one accessory you just cannot travel without? Your favorite necklace? A scarf to use as a pillow on the plane? A black claw with long nails? For Lady Gaga, it's option number 3. With just a few weeks til ARTPOP drops, Gaga headed to Berlin carrying, as we all do (JK), a claw. Is Gagaloo getting in the Halloween spirit? If so, we have some ideas as to how she could dress as herself. #META Is she going to start making the Little Monsters put their claws up instead of their paws? Did she carry the claw through the metal detector or have it x-rayed? Claw accessories and airport logistics raise many questions.
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!
Lauren Conrad's engagement ring.
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It was a big weekend for Lauren Conrad, y'all: she got engaged! Lauren shared the good news (where else?) on Instagram and on her personal blog. In my day you had to share your engagement via carrier pigeon (JK, it was via fax machine). Now? Snap a pic of your new jewelry, sit back, and watch the likes roll in. Everyone likes an engagement!