Pharrell Williams at Calvin Klein Spring 2014 After Party
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Our favorite music artists have been cashing in on their fame with their very own fragrance lines for years. From Jennifer Lopez to Britney Spears, Rihanna to Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry to Beyonce and MORE, the ladies have been taking over and spreading their delicious scents worldwide. Lately, though, the fellas are getting into the action, too, and of course we couldn't be more excited. I meannnn, who wouldn't want to douse themselves in Justin Bieber or the One Direction dudes' signature fragrances?!? Luckily for us, the next stud making a moment of his own is none other than Pharrell Williams.
Yeah, yeah, we know New York Fashion Week is officially over, but we needed a FULL weekend of recovery before we dove in and picked out the top nail art looks from all the shows—and it also happens to be Manicure Monday. (How perfect!) We have to admit, though, that this year we definitely saw designs of a whole different variety. Sure, we peeped some straight-up half moon manis (Peter Som!) and glitter gradients (Nicole Miller!), but overall we were incredibly impressed with how much designers were willing to experiment with their tips. From mechanical 3D nails to purposely-imperfect manis, we found 10 shows that totally took nail art to the next level. Check 'em out below!
Nail art from The Blonds' New York Spring 2014 Fashion Week show.
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OK, this image alone speaks volumes about the diversity of nail designs The Blonds had in just ONE NYFW show. Their Tweety Bird-inspired collection certainly included some on-theme bright yellow designs, but they also incorporated clear acrylics and—get this—a mechanical accent nail that came with a clear hinged door (top right). UH HUH, you can thank CND for that lovely creation.
Rihanna, behind the scenes at her Rogue fragrance shoot.
Photo: Courtesy of Rogue by Rihanna
We've seen the ads for Rihanna's fourth fragrance, Rogue, but now we have some behind-the-scenes (YAAAS) photos and video of the badgal gettin' ready for the shoot. While the official photos capture RiRi's smolder sufficiently, the video only enhances it. It's not needed, necessarily, but it's definitely appreciated. Also appreciated? The shot of Rihanna wearing a kerchief, LOL. The video gives us a glimpse into Rihanna's life off of camera, and she chooses to wear the preferred head-covering of grandmothers. The video takes place when she had her blonde hair, though, there's no intel (yet!) as to what she wears currently to cover her 'do which is, of course, a mullet. In the behind-the-scenes photos, she also wears a gauzy white headband, which seems to only be to protect her hair from her makeup, but it also just looks good. Like, if a headband I wore ever looked that good, I'd be really happy 4eva. The pictures and video are below, so see for yourself how good Rihanna looks, no matter what's in/over/on her hair!
Rihanna is rollin’ it ALL out this month, y’all! First, we got Rogue: the “flirty, sensual Oriental” fourth signature scent from Miss Fenty—and now, we’ve been given access to both her brand new River Island clothing line AND the official ad for the latest installment in her RiRi <3 MAC makeup collab—in the SAME DAY! Basically, she’s making it really easy for members of her #NAVY to become walking Rih replicas (Rihplicas?), without having to deal with, like, a bunch of crazy plastic surgery. #aintnobodygottimeforthat #contouring
Justin Bieber sits front row at Y-3 and Opening Ceremony's Spring/Summer 2014 New York Fashion Week shows.
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That's right, folks. Justin Bieber has been topping charts, selling out arenas, and sending ladybabies and grown women (what has two thumbs and bookmarks KidRauhl?) into tailspins with his silky golden pipes, shirtless Instagrams, perma-furrowed brow, but not until this past Sunday, after three full-length studio albums, two international tours, and countless awards, has he sat front row at a New York Fashion Week show. Yup. Until yesterday, the Biebs had been a mere casual observer of Fashion Week, making a #veryrare appearance for Fashion's Night Out but not (yet) perching alongside the runway. And this weekend (perhaps making up for lost time?), Justin took in TWO major Spring 2014 shows: Y-3 (fist bumping with Yohji himself afterward) and Opening Ceremony's very first runway show.