Imagine, for a minute, that you're a world-famous pop star. You just performed your brand new single live at the 2014 Grammys, and a few days later, you get this phone call from someone on your team: "CONGRATULATIONS, [insert stage name here]! That song you performed at the Grammys has officially taken over the top position on Billboard's Hot 100! How are you going to honor this momentous occasion?" Here are a few ways you might choose to celebrate: by going to Disneyland, by popping bottles, by taking a well-deserved day off, by ordering one of everything at McDonald's and not feeling bad about it. Here's how Katy Perry actually celebrated when "Dark Horse" hit number one: with wigs.
Rihanna in fur and sneakers, NBD.
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While we mere mortals were still snoring into our pillows this morning, Rihanna was looking flawless in Times Square at the crack of dawn. We're talking the red-lips, sleek-hair, fur-coat kind of flawless. And this was just what she wore BEFORE her television appearance on Good Morning America. She made the brief trek from her car to the studio wearing a glamorous, vintage floor-length fur coat over gray sweats and New Balance sneakers—Rih's elevated version of casual streetwear. She also arrived with her hair and makeup already done to perfection. (BTW, it's been months since we've seen her rock straight hair, and we've gotta admit we've missed it.)
Harry Styles and Beyonce with wet hair.
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Wet hair, normally reserved for after the shower, at the beach, or in a pool, seems to be making its way into live performances and music videos. Beyonce sported a wet 'do onstage at the Grammys, while Harry Styles appears to have dripping wet hair in new promo images for One Direction's upcoming music video, "Midnight Memories." What gives? Some of us can't leave the house with wet hair, guys. Some of us need to load our hair up with product and wrap it around a curling iron approximately one billion times before it even comes close to being presentable. Some of us live in New York where it's going to be very cold forever (not #confirmed). Since some of us cannot take part in this new wet hair trend, let's discuss whether Harry or Beyonce wore the style better.
A still from Zendaya's 'My Baby' video.
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In her new music video for the infectious "My Baby," Zendaya takes a break from her epic dance moves to show off her more relaxed, casually-bouncing-to-the-beat side. But just because the choreography is absent doesn't mean her fashion swagger ever strays too far. In fact, her outfits and accessories are giving us MAJOR flashbacks to the '90s hip-hop scene. We're talking sportswear, crazy-colored lipsticks, and chokers. Oh, how we've missed them!
Kristen Stewart attends the Sundance premiere of her new movie, 'Camp X-Ray.'
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Kristen Stewart just returned from Sundance, where she basically wore no makeup, dressed in bulky jackets, and still managed to look awesome. We are totally jealous of her effortless, natural beauty (and those side braids). And we don't mean effortless in the, like, "It took me two hours to get this bed head." She actually puts almost zero effort into her daily routine, according to a new interview with Into the Gloss.
Yet, despite her tough-girl glare, laid-back style, and IDGAF attitude, there's a beauty queen hiding inside the 23-year-old actress. Not the kind of beauty queen that twirls batons and wears a bathing suit with heels, but the kind of beauty queen that loves putting on fancy dresses to transform her everyday self. This is who Stewart channels when she's on the red carpet, or posing for Balenciaga, or hanging out with Uncle Karl. But she also wants to shave her head some day, so, there's that. Check out what else we learned from K. Stew's interview with Into the Gloss:
1. There's a reason she saves high fashion for the red carpet: "I really like extremes. I wear jeans and T-shirts and am a total tomboy, but at the same time, when I pull out all the stops [for an event], I want to f****** go for it, polarized in the other direction from my reality. Everything Balenciaga makes is beautiful; watching their runway shows is like watching a movie. But wearing it is not the easiest thing. It’s tough to integrate that type of thing into your life. But when you can do it—wear something unexpected, with your personal style—it’s incredibly badass."
The Grammys red carpet was, of course, filled with fashion, but we, as usual, were keeping our eyes out for nail art. Luckily, we were #blessed with a number of swagged-up nails, from Rita Ora, Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Bonnie McKee, and Madonna. Check 'em out below!
Rita Ora at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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One of our faves, Rita Ora, went BIG on nail art, with totally different designs on each nail. We're not entirely sure of the connection between a Batman symbol, a smiley face, a Comme des Garçons heart, and a mustache, buuuut they're all colorful and we're always down for some variety.
Miley Cyrus at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala.
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The Grammys have always been a place of reinvention where artists test out new looks, but some of the best ones have been decidedly non-bold—the makeunders. Recall Rihanna’s pin-up moment last year, with her soft waves and natural makeup, which really let her siren-red Alaïa gown shine. Well, Miley has taken a page out of Rih’s lookbook and emerged with an über-femme, platinum, side-swept pixie look.
Demi Lovato's pink 'do.
Photo: Demi Lovato's Twitter
Sooo, Demi Lovato is officially our rainbow hair idol. She had presented herself as a major contender with her recent blue 'do, but just clinched the title with her Neon Lights Tour pink hue, which she debuted on Twitter. The blue hair had a good run, with appearances in her "Neon Lights" video, on a magazine cover, and throughout a season of X Factor, but we're still sad to see it go. We will, however, welcome this pink hair with open arms! Walk your way into Demi's life (and ours), bb!
At this point, Demi is such an expert at having bright hair that she (publicly) skips the initial, low-key introductory phase and heads straight to the bold lipstick and accessory stage. To be fair, though, she has dabbled with pink hair before so it's a natural for her not to hesitate and debut the look in a big way. I mean, almost-black lipstick and a porkpie hat in the first shot of your new hair? You're giving the people a lot to talk about, Demi! Namely, you're giving us serious Boy George vibes, and we like it.