Rihanna is ready to rock.
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We thought we were well-versed on the topic of the Robyn Rihanna Fenty-produced show, Styled To Rock, but, boy, how things have changed. The show, which was originally set to air on the Style Network on November 5th, has been switched to debut on Bravo on October 25th. YAAAS! Rihanna-approved #FASHUN sooner? We likey.
The show had already promised famous mentors, including longtime RiRi stylist, Mel Ottenberg, model Erin Wasson, and some guy named Pharrell (yeah, IDK either, JK I DO), but this new preview gives us a taste of the celeb guest judges we can expect to see and, dang, there are a lot.
MIA at the Versace Winter 2013 show during Paris Fashion Week.
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According to M.I.A, yes, she has a collaboration with Versace, and, oh, NBD, it's coming out in two weeks. She apparently confirmed the news to a WWD reporter at the Balenciaga show this morning, simply saying, "I have a collaboration with Versace coming out in two weeks." M.I.A announces a collaboration with Versace the same way the rest of the world announces they're going to get a turkey sandwich for lunch: offhandedly and with no follow-up. But, HELLO, M.I.A, we need follow-up.
Jay Z's collaborating with Barneys.
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Dads: notoriously hard to shop for. Luckily, this holiday season, those rumors that Jay Z might to team up with Barneys are true! AND Hov asked some of his fave designers to design exclusive pieces for his "New York Holiday" collection. So long, ties! See ya, shaving kits! Hello, Balmain scarves and Balenciaga leather backpacks. Jay tapped a number of high fashion labels including Lanvin, Rick Owens, Proenza Schouler, and Acne to design pieces in a black, white, gold, and silver color scheme. Subtle, but shiny. Jay also designed some collection pieces, including
watches timepieces, and a cigar box humidor.
Kanye West is probably (definitely) talking about fashion in this still from his BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe.
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KANYE WEST LOVES #FASHUN. You may have gathered this if 1.) You are a fan or 2.) Decided to tune into his interview with Zane Lowe last night. In fact, West talked mostly about fashion, which made us feel many feelings. Here, as told by GIFs, are some of the feelings we felt. (BTW, you can listen to the full interview here. Or watch it below.)
ON THE BIRTH OF LEATHER JOGGING PANTS
"I brought 10 years of product that has added to humanity. And now, where's the culture at?! So then, I scream, and I'm sitting in the middle of it. Whether I'm at a dinner with Anna Wintour, or I'm at a listening session with Pusha, or me and Virgil are in Rome giving designs to Fendi over and over and getting our designs knocked down. We brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said, 'No.' How many m************ you done seen with a jogging pant?"
Wiz Khalifa wearing a hat from his Flat Fitty collection.
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It may only be September, but it's never too early to start thinking about holiday shopping, right? Wiz Khalifa has you covered (literally) this holiday season: he's collaborating with Flat Fitty for a cap collection that drops around Holiday 2013. The collab won't be limited to winter, though. Wiz will reportedly be designing hats each season, so if you know someone with a birthday in, say, June, Wiz will have a new hat for you to gift.
Lauren Conrad shifts her focus back to Paper Crown.
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Lauren Conrad is a MACHINE. Like, she might actually be battery-powered. Or is at least fueled by vegetable oil (which would also explain how her hair is always SO SHINY). JK she’s a real human, duh. But considering that she juggled like, a billion different projects this summer alone, she’s kiiiiind of making the rest of us humans look like under-achievers. THX, LC. First, she rolled out her first-ever bedding collection. Next, she debuted her LC Lauren Conrad summer line for Kohl’s (adorbs), then she was like, “BTW, I’m also launching an artisanal e-commerce website that is, like, super charitable.” (True statement, though not an actual quote.) So now, after a VERY successful summer, you’d think the girl would want a break, right? Wellllll ...
Drake has been REALLY excited about words lately. I mean, the man can’t stop wearing them. Remember that big hookah party scene in the “Started From The Bottom” video when Drizzy and his whole posse were wearing shirts emblazoned with the song title? (Words.) And then there was that time when he wore his “Nothing Was The Same” baseball jersey on the red carpet at the VMAs. (Words.) And that photo (above) from his Instagram last week? OK, you get the gist. Basically, he’s been wearing giant word prints for a while now, and TBH, it’s not a terrible way to pump people up about your new material—especially when logo-mania is having a major #FASHUN moment.
Nicki Minaj modeling looks from her Kmart collection.
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So long, marketing campaign! Nicki Minaj and her Kmart collection don't need ya because Instagram exists, and that's where Nicki posted 13 pictures previewing her upcoming collection. Minaj debuted some of the looks IRL last week at New York Fashion Week: she wore her starry-print leggings and cropped turtleneck to Jeremy Scott's show and her slashed acid-wash jeans to perform for Alexander Wang's after-party, but it wasn't until she posted a deluge of pics yesterday that we were able to get a full idea of what to expect from the collection as a unit.
Of the 11 looks Nicki posted yesterday, six are dresses and five are matching tops and bottoms. There are both long and short-sleeved crop tops, skirts, pants, leggings, and jackets: Nicki has you covered on every front.
We totally freaked out when we heard that Kristin Cavallari was designing her first ever clothing line for NYFW--especially when we realized it also involved the NFL. We were all, "Wait, MTV star + fashion + ...sports? How can this be?" In collaboration with Junk Food clothing, our ex-Hills girl (and wife of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler) designed 32 fashion-y fan looks for each team on the NFL. (Whew, girl put in WORK.) Some of our favorite pieces included a super mod patchwork Denver Broncos-inspired frock, a throwback graphic Miami Dolphins sweatshirt, and a 'dorbs oversized Arizona Cardinals floral print shirtdress. All ensembles were paired with stilettos from Kristin Cavallari's Chinese Laundry line (duh!), which totally completed the look.
Rihanna behind the scenes, working on her River Island collaboration.
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Tomorrow's the day, everyone. Prepare yourselves: new Rihanna for River Island finally hits stores tomorrow. The collection has been teased since early July and last night we saw Rihanna and her blue lipstick attend its launch party, but tomorrow is the day the masses can get their hands on Rihanna designed and approved threads. We got our hands on some behind-the-scenes photos of Rih, and her style secret weapon slash co-designer, Adam Selman, putting finishing touches on the collection.