We're going to be totally honest—it's hard to keep up with Nicki Minaj. Between her Kmart clothing line, fragrance, lipstick, and, you know, entire music career, girl has A LOT going on. I mean, just this past weekend she dropped two giant pieces of fashion and beauty news like it ain't no thing. First, remember how we mentioned that Barbz would be releasing a special edition of her Pink Friday fragrance in March? Well, the scent finally dropped (you can purchase it here!), but not without a GORGE, pinked-out campaign to go along with it. She mirrored her perfume bottle perfectly by sporting straight platinum (see: white) locks with blunt bangs and a pink latex top. She finished the look with a gold nameplate necklace and bamboo earrings and IN. SANE. two-tone pink and silver glitter lids and her signature cotton candy pout. #WERK
Rita Ora and Madonna, just two Material Girls hangin'.
Photo: Courtesy of Material Girl
Universe, say hello to your new Material Girl: #1 MTV Style girl-crush Rita Ora! The time has come for the Macy's line produced by Madonna and daughter Lourdes Leon to change its guard, and while it's sad to see former brand ambassador Georgia May Jagger go, she couldn't be transferring the baton into more capable hands. After all, Rita has the experience and skill to back up this kind of title, having starred in an adorable Superga campaign and perfected her smize.
Nicki Minaj at her Kmart collection press conferece.
Photo: Courtesy of Kmart
Is anyone else getting super anxious for the official drop of Nicki Minaj's Shop Your Way collection with Kmart? Barbz, I know you feel me. We've been following along since the first mention of the collaborative clothing line, carved out time for the live press conference, set our alarms for the first look, and even placed our ballots for the t-shirt slogan contest. Each step taking us closer to the collection's slated launch this fall but also forcing us to ask a little louder, "CAN WE HAZ YET?" Welp, here's another milestone to add to the road to the line's final unveiling: behind-the-scenes video of Nicki and her design team working on the collection.
LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's.
Photo: Courtesy of Kohl's
Dang, Lauren Conrad is KILLING it lately. Just yesterday, she launched her first ever bedding collection for Kohl's, and today, she released the rest of her LC Lauren Conrad summer line—not to mention, while simultaneously prepping for her Infamous book tour which hits shelves next week. Last month, LC released some sneak peek images from her warm-weather Kohl's collection (see: lots of lace and feminine frocks), but now, we have even MORE reasons to be excited for the summery days ahead. (Psst, all the looks you're about to see will be available to purchase on Kohls.com later this month!) We're OB. SESSED. with her graphic black and white maxi dress because it's equally as edgy as it is flattering. She also shows off a classically-cool black ditsy floral frock with a 'dorbs headband braid and teal nails.
LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's.
It's no surprise that after many (many!) successful clothing lines with Kohl's that Lauren Conrad has officially decided to start expanding her empire outside of fashion--into interior design! This morning, she announced on her blog that she JUST launched her first-ever bedding collection with the brand, which includes everything from sheets to duvets to decorative pillows. The former Hills girls said, "Bedding is new territory for me as a designer, and I am so pleased with how my first collection turned out. I love decorating my home, so this was a very natural next step. Like my clothing line with Kohl’s, the collection is classic and feminine. I looked to details like ruffles, bows, and floral prints to make this collection a reflection of my ladylike aesthetic. My hope was to take 'beauty rest' to a whole new level." Heh, we love a good ol' play on words, LC.
The Odd Future merchandising endeavor has snowballed colossally over the past few years. What started as a month-long pop-up shop peddling tees and tanks quickly evolved into a traveling shop with an expanded stock of hoodies, button-downs, hats, and jeans. Now, the hip hop collective has staked out a permanent brick-and-mortar store on L.A.'s Fairfax Avenue, AND *drumrolllll* this past weekend marked the official launch of the collaborative Golf Wang x Vans sneaker collection!
Now's your chance to be in Nicki Minaj's Kmart collection!
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When we first heard the oh-so-glorious news that Nicki Minaj was launching her debut fashion line with Kmart back in January, we totally spazzed out. When we finally
regained consciousness came to our senses, we realized that were particularly keen on the part where she would have "interactive content, dream experiences for followers, and special promotions" while designing her collection. Why? Because, um, hi, who wouldn't want to have ACTUAL involvement in designing Nicki's first fashion line from start to finish? *crickets chirping* Yeah, that's what we thought. So far, we've already gotten a sneak peek at some of her samples (hello bandage dresses and printed bomber jackets), but she's still got some designing to do--and needs your help!
When we first heard the news about Taylor Swift collaborating with Keds back in October, we pretty much flipped out. I mean, Taylor designing her own line of shoes for the classic sneaker brand?! Yassss. Today, her full collection is already available for purchase online, and to celebrate this joyous occasion, Keds launched a multi-part video series in which fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi asks T. Swift all our BURNING fashion questions. To put it lightly, we're stoked. Tay dished on the evolution of her personal "style epiphanies," and said, "When I was 15, I realized that I loved the idea of a sundress and cowboy boots, and that's all I wore for two years. And then, I started loving the bohemian, fairy-type looks—like a flowery headband—so I dressed like a fairy would dress for two years. Now, I see pictures from the '50s and '60s where women have red lips and a pearl earring—those very classic looks. I kind of dress a little more vintage-y, so it's always got a direction to it."
The Rihanna for River Island summer collection.
Photo: Courtesy of River Island
In case we haven't made it obvious enough, we are so stoked for the release of Rihanna's second collection with River Island! Just yesterday, we peeped a behind-the-scenes video where RiRi dished on all her affordable, summery staples, and today, we were graced with the oh-so-fierce campaign images featuring models Jourdan Dunn, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Ataui Deng and Tao Okamoto. We have to admit that seeing these pieces styled IRL brings Rihanna's summer collection to a whole OTHER level of awesome that we kinda-sorta can't handle. Like, um, haiii Jourdan. *wipes fog off of glasses* How '90s supermodel chic does she look in that solid red one-piece with a leather mini backpack and matching hat? SO. GOOD. Bambi also channeled her inner badass in a backward snapback, black crop top and matching shunderwear. Also, those brows.
Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn on "Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn."
Photo: Life + Times
Have we ever told you about the time Karlie Kloss saved our lives? Well, maybe we're being dramatic, but it sure felt like it. Picture a cold Fashion Week day, running from show to show, the bitter cold stealing what tiny morsels of energy we have left. It was rough, we didn't think we were going to make it, and there just wasn't ANY time to eat. In swooped House of Style host Karlie, with her filling but also delicious "Kookies," and we were able to make it all the way to the end of the night. After that, we got "Karlie Forever" tattooed on our biceps in a banner carried by little birds, enclosed in a heart. JKJK, but really we heart Karlie forever and always. We also heart Jourdan Dunn, and wait impatiently for every new episode of her hilariously adorable cooking show, Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn, on Life + Times. In the latest episode, Karlie and Jourdan come together to cook not one but TWO amazing dishes: curry and, of course, a batch of Karlie's Kookies!