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.
Rocky and Cara in Times Square.
Photo: Splash News
SCURRT! That would be the sound of breaks grinding to a halt, which was heard both inside AND outside our NYC office, as we caught wind that A$AP Rocky, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn were shooting brand new ads for DKNY in the middle of Times Square yesterday. So much for those rumors about Rita Ora replacing her BFF, Cara, in the designer’s taxi cab campaigns, eh? Looks like there’s room for more than one pretty face in the DKNY family, which is really great news because we’d hate to see #FASHUN tear anyone apart.
OK we get it, you guys are BFFs.
Photos: @ritaora's Instagram
Hold the phone. Did Rita Ora nab a Chanel campaign?! All signs on the singer’s Instagram point to probably. Either that, or running around Paris at midnight in head-to-toe Chanel is Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of a girls’ night out. Wait. IS that Karl Lagerfeld's idea of a girls' night out? Honestly, IDK exactly what is happening in these photos, but I do know that I want to go there.
Ora posted a TON of snaps from a midnight photoshoot in Paris this weekend, and regardless of what is actually happening, I think we're all pretty much dying to see what kind of lux friendship bracelets she and Uncle Karl have—because they are clearly BFFs now. “Taking a midnight stroll with the man who inspires me to be glamorous at all times without a hint of doubt. Love you uncle Karl," Ora captioned a particularly cozy photo. Move over, Cara. Oh, wait. There’s room for you, too, under this scaffolding. *wipes brow*
Katy Perry and Rita Ora in House of Holland
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Chanel front row BFFs Katy Perry and Rita Ora are copping each other's style. Considering how much time celebz spend shoulder-to-shoulder during Fashion Week(s), it only makes sense that one person's steelo rubs off on another (figuratively and literally—those benches are packed very tightly). So, we're here to discuss who wore this House of Holland Virgin Mary print shirt best.
Well, well, well. It seems as if M.I.A. is a lady of her word! (Not that we ever doubted her, of course.) Granted, it was starting to feel a little bit “girl who cried Medusa head” after the rapper first alluded to her Versus Versace collab in November of last year, gave us radio silence about the alleged line for ten months, and then spilled another confirmation of the project to an unsuspecting WWD reporter during Paris Fashion Week. Oh and BTW, she said last month that not only would it happen, but it was on its way out in two weeks. We were all like, SCURRT! Pump the breaks. TWO WEEKS? That sounds cray. Cray but true, we’ve learned, as the collaboration was officially announced by Versace today and is set to hit shelves on October 16th. (OK, so technically more like 3 weeks, but we’ll let it slide because GIMME.)
Rita Ora for DKNY.
Rita Ora is straight-up having a BLAST in Times Square. Sure, Broadway plays are great and basking in the glow of those giant neon signs can definitely feel exciting, but Ora looks like she is having ALL of the fun in her brand new ads for DKNY Resort 2014 (which we got a glimpse of while the campaign was being shot this summer, right in our back yard). In one of the pics, Ora kicks back on a taxi in a double-denim outfit that is giving us serious ab-envy. We’ve seen several celebs attempt to rock the Texas Tuxedo, but seeing it on Rita (with a killer pair of cut-out pumps and coordinating leather jacket) might actually convince us to try it now. (Might.) Because if that’s the secret to looking cool, calm and collected on the big city’s busy streets, then sign us UP!
Katy Perry and co. get ready for Le Grand Journal.
Photo: @katyperry's Twitter
As you may have noticed, Katy Perry’s been in Paris this week getting the VIP treatment at Fashion Week and just generally looking lovely. But it appears she’s there for play AND work, as Perry recently tweeted that tonight she’ll be appearing on Le Grand Journal, a French nightly news and talk show. (And by the looks of the rehearsal photo, there's gonna be a performance and it's gonna be RULL colorful.) But wait, there's more! We also got to peep a pre-show pic of the singer and her crew wearing like, every possible type of garment that’s ever been made in Kenzo’s flying tiger print. Seriously though.
Nicki Minaj and the Limited Collector's Edition Herve Leger Barbie.
Photos: Getty Images/Herve Leger
BARBZ! Hold on to your braless shirts, because the news is about to get meta. First things first, let’s rehash some facts:
1.) Nicki Minaj is a fan of Herve Leger. Big time. We know this because:
a. Those bathing suits.
b. That front-row worthy black-and-white harnessed dress. (Point of interest: Harnesses are still happening, but they are NOT for the faint of heart.)
c. Those leather jogging pants. (That apparently Kanye was actually the first to create, ICYMI.)
Etc., etc. and so forth. Basically, there’s nary a bandage-garment that Nicki’s curves didn’t like, and it seems as if the feeling is mutual. (Aww, love!)
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.
Iggy Azalea performs at Philipp Plein's Milan Fashion Week 2014 show.
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Fashion Week has turned into Fashion Three Weeks for Iggy Azalea. After sitting front row at a number of New York Fashion Week shows and performing at DKNY's 25th Anniversary Party, Iggy has surfaced in Milan and, oh, on Philipp Plein's runway. Plein's website describes Iggy as the ideal woman, "poised between haute couture tailoring and a mood that is unashamedly hip hop," so it only makes sense that she kicked-off the show with a live performance of "Work," wearing a short, structured, and slit-bearing dress. Iggy ditched her recently debuted pin-up style bangs for a sleek and tight bun and kept her makeup au naturel.