Rita Ora in head-to-toe Adidas.
Photo: @ritaora Instagram
Rumor has it on the ol' interwebz that our girl Rita Ora is designing a line for Adidas. Though the news hasn't been confirmed by adidas or Rita, it makes total sense. First of all, Rita is the face of DKNY and Material Girl: she has experience promoting products, now she wants to create them herself. Second, she just released a lipstick and nail polish line with Rimmel, so she obviously knows how to turn what she wears into something that others will want to wear. And, third, SHE WEARS A LOT OF ADIDAS. It seems likely her closet is an Adidas store, IDK.
We had always chalked up her adidas adoration to her friendship with newly announced Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott (he makes many an appearance on her Instagram), but a quick look through her Instagram reveals that Rita wears lines from other adidas designers, including Stella McCartney and Opening Ceremony. Let's take a closer look at the ample evidence, shall we?
Hold on to your Margiela masks, boys and girls. This style-drenched Yeezus tour is only just getting started. And we're not just talking about the performances themselves; we're talking about the outfits, the merchandise, the freestyle speeches, each and every part lovingly touched by Kanye's fashionable hands. And rest assured, Ye is not keeping the essence of Yeezus confined to the stadiums or his mountain-covered stage. You may remember that late last week he took some special edition t-shirt designs to PacSun. Well, now, he's opened his very own Yeezus tour pop-up shop in Los Angeles (right next to fiancé Kimmy K's DASH).
Kanye West's Yeezus tour merchandise sold at PacSun.
Need a little more Yeezus in your life? If you're still waiting for Kanye West's first solo tour in five years to hit your city, never fear. Ye and PacSun are bringing you at least one aspect of the show NOW: the clothes. No, not Yeezy's custom Maison Martin Margiela performance outfits. As of today, the surf/skate/streetwear mall staple is carrying special edition Yeezus tour merch online and in select store locations.
Rihanna wearing Rihanna X River Island.
Photos: @badgalriri Instagram
It feels like just yesterday we first heard about Rihanna's final collection with River Island. Oh wait, LOL, it was yesterday. My bad. Hours after the announcement, Rih held an impromptu fashion show (every day is a fashion show for badgalriri, whether in Abu Dhabi or Greece) to debut some of the looks in the best way she knows how: modeling them herself.
In the behind-the-scenes video from yesterday, Rih promised the collection would be full o' florals and, based on this first look, she has definitely delivered. Despite being in Greece, where it's, like, 80 degrees, RiRi broke out a dark floral, velvet crop top and matching pants. I'm not sure a head-to-toe velvet look would work for everyone, but it, obviously, looks ah-may-zing on Rihanna. She looks ready to go to bed but also go to a party at the same time? A winning combo, IMHO. Each of these pieces could easily be dressed up or down this winter in freezing places like New York (velvet/turtleneck/long pants), or somewhere warmer like, IDK, Athens.
Jay Z for 'Vanity Fair.'
Photo: Mario Testino/'Vanity Fair'
For the November issue of Vanity Fair, Jay Z be on his suit and tie s***, tie s***, tie. The man loves him a good dinner jacket and gets all pressed up in black and white on his first cover for the mag. The feature gives readers a rare glimpse into the life of a modern day mogul, who currently has a hand in pretty much everything. (But seriously.) Aside from his involvement with music, movies, video games, a theater, a nightclub and a sports team (*wipes sweat off brow*), Jay’s fallen hard for fashion. But, contrary to what one might assume, it’s not all about the Benjamins anymore—it’s about making improvements in the industry, he says.
Rihanna shows off a hat from her new collection with River Island.
Photos: River Island
A mere three days after the announcement of her final collection with MAC, Rihanna has revealed the last pieces for her collab with River Island. See? It's not all modeling hijabs in front of mosques in Abu Dhabi for badgalriri: she does some work, too (JK, she does a lot of work). The collection features a ton of Rih's signature looks, including crop tops, shirts worn as dresses, and varsity jackets, but she's swapped patterns and fabrics to make the stomach-baring tops and short hemlines more wintery.
In a behind-the-scenes video posted by River Island, RiRi discusses the winter collection, explaining they incorporated more florals, metallics, and dresses because Rihanna likes a nice dress in the wintertime. She mentions that she likes dresses because "that's when all the balls happen." It's weird because I haven't been invited to any balls
ever this winter? Whatevz, I'll still wear some dresses to, like, sit around my house.
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!
M.I.A. for Versus Versace
Photo: Versus Versace
Welp, the rumors were true and the projected shelf date was accurate, too. Color us PUMPED! M.I.A.’s Versus Versace collaboration collection is officially available, so get it while it’s hot! Scratch that: this collection will STAY hot—you just gotta get it before it all sells out. And it looks good, y’all. Like, WAY better than it did in the preview photos, IMHO. The color combinations are wonderfully vibrant, and the graphic, bootleg-inspired prints appear to have translated quite well to Versace’s sister brand. Best part about this designer capsule collection? It’s not out-of-this-world expensive. It ain't H&M, but the price point is a whooole lot less than buying Versace off-the-rack.
Nicki Minaj at the launch of her Kmart collection.
Photo: Getty Images
We've been keeping tabs on Nicki Minaj's collaboration with Kmart for almost a year and the day is finally here, Barbz: Nicki's full line is finally yours to buy! Nicki launched the collection yesterday in LA and we got to peep every piece, from the matching crop top and leggings we've known about, to a bejeweled captain hat we had no clue was coming (welcome to the world, lil guy!). Nicki's launch look was, obviously, attention-grabbing: she paired a blue, studded blazer and black leggings from the collection with white Giuseppe Zanotti booties. Oh, did I forget to mention what shirt she was wearing? That's because she went without one. Again. She really does hate bras.
Rita Ora shows us how to "get the London look."
Photos: @ritaora's Instagram
Earlier today, Rita Ora gave fans a sneak peek of her Rimmel London line via Instagram and um, GIMME. The pics provided us with the first major deets of Ora’s debut make-up collection, which was officially announced last month and is set to hit shelves in February. Ugh. #SOFARAWAY But since she was generous enough to display (what we believe to be) all of the lipstick and nail polish colors the line will offer, we can at least start mentally matching products to our winter 2014 outfits now. And if you think that’s extreme planning, well, it is.