La Roux's Elly Jackson.
Photo: Courtesy of Paper/Cass Bird
La Roux singer Elly Jackson landed a full feature in the latest issue of Paper magazine, and in it she explains her androgynous style, which has come to be her signature look (which we love!). The article is pretty long, so we've scanned it for the most important things you should know:
• Elly spends £30 (or $47) on hair products when she's on tour. Yes, there is no price too high for good hair!
• Elly calls her hairstyle a "ginger quiff."
• Elly likes oversize menswear and Gucci loafers. Good taste!
• Elly hates the outfit she wore in the "Bulletproof" video: "I don't like those clothes now, either. I would never wear any of those clothes, ever. But I guess that shows how much you can change in a year, right?" But those neon clothes were so cute!
• Elly will never wear high heels: "I remember people saying, 'One day you'll wear high heels.' Well no, I f------ won't. It's such a cliché to say, but it's just who I am. It's never going to be a different way." Don't give in!
• Elly says her style is important to give a different perspective: "It's really important for young girls because there isn't anything else. If you're not into that very exposed female look, what else is there? Apart from looking up to boys, which is what I did. I was always looking up to men, which is probably why I was all weird."
+ Do you like Elly's style?
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Taylor Momsen in Division E.
It's rare that we ever see Taylor Momsen out of her garter belts and lingerie nighties, so when she changes it up, we notice. Like when she attended a photo shoot earlier this month and popped on this black and white top with split sleeves. The top that the 17-year-old wore is actually by Division E and it is available for $64 on ShoppeTrozillia.com. It's a great throw-on piece. And for The Pretty Reckless singer, that could be helpful, just in case she got cold wearing something like this.
In a week of shocking magazine cover model transformations — Blake Lively as jailbait for Interview, Sienna Miller as a sexpot for Love, and Britney Spears as a bride for Pop — the BIG ONE just dropped: Lady Gaga posed as a man/alter-ego named Jo Calderone for Vogue Hommes Japan's September issue, an event that was highly anticipated since photos from the shoot leaked in late June. Photographer Nick Knight shot the covers, and it was styled by her stylist Nicola Formichetti, who posted the cover shots on his blog this morning (the full issue comes out September 10).
Inside, writer Jo-Anne Furniss interviewed "Jo," who explained "his" relationship to Lady Gaga as follows: "I met her at a shoot Nick Knight was doing. She's f------ beautiful, and funny, and interesting. I was a little nervous for Nick to start shooting. She said, "Don't be baby, you were "born this way." I took her out after. The rest is private " Honestly, this cover is one of our favorites of all the new September issues. Just when you think Lady Gaga can't out-do her own Gaga-ness, she goes ahead and pushes another boundary, plays with genders and conventions and memes, and continues to prove that it's OK to be different, think different, and do things different. And that's something we need to remind ourselves more often than we do, don't you think?
+ What do you think about the covers? Can't believe it's Gaga? Tell us in the comments!
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Which of these 14 girls will be America's Next Top Model?
Photo: Courtesy of CW
Tyra Banks kicks off Cycle 15 (yes, we're up to THAT MANY!) of her hit show America's Next Top Model on September 8, and this time around, she's going HIGH fashion. The supermodel-turned-TV host wrangled a number of fashion superstars such as designer Diane Von Furstenberg, model Karolina Kurkova, and photographer Patrick Demarchelier (yes, the Patrick from The Devil Wears Prada!) to serve as guest judges this year. Plus, this season's winner will get a spread in VOGUE!!! Well, Italian Vogue, that is, and that's on top of her contracts with IMG Models and Cover Girl. With that said, let's meet the 14 girls up for the prize.
+ Put your bets in early! Who do you think will win?
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Earlier this month, there was a little online buzz about designer Charlie Brown booking socialite Nicky Hilton to walk in the label's runway for Australian Fashion Week, which is happening in Sydney right now. Well, today, on other-side-of-the-world time, she walked in the show, which was billed as one of the most popular of the week, as in years past models Linda Evangelista, Lily Cole, Jade Jagger, Jerry Hall, and Sophie Dahl walked in Brown's show. Hilton, 26, modeled three looks in total, and here they are!
The shiny cream dress with sheer sleeves was the least offensive and most red-carpet ready, though she probably didn't need the belt around the waist. Then, she went for a leopard-print off-the-shoulder dress with matching headscarf. It looks too senior citizen baking in Boca Raton, Florida for us, which is weird because we typically LOVE leopard. Her final strut down the runway involved an aqua blue dress with a floral blue headband, which looks like a bridesmaid dress that you'd fight against, but then finally give in just to please the bride. Though, the color is quite pretty on her.
+ Which look is your favorite?
Courtesy of MissUniverse.com
Meet the new Miss Universe, Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete! The 22-year-old beat out 82 other hopefuls for the title of Miss Universe, and she was crowned tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Casino. Her evening gown was gorgeous and not too over-the-top pageant girl — a simple, one-shoulder, elegant red ballgown with a thigh-high slit. She looked beautiful.
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Photo: Twitter/Lady Gaga
The way Lady Gaga travels is a lot different than the way you travel, and we'll bet on it. Why? Because she wears crazy getups that would never be allowed through security. Exhibit A: Nipple Stickers! On Saturday, she Tweeted this picture of herself in an airplane on her way to her concert in Tacoma, Washington. Her look consisted of a huge blond beehive with a bandana tied around her hair, sheer strapless top, and nipple stickers in the shape of X's. The last time she broke out the nipple stickers was for Lollapalooza, when she crowd-surfed nearly naked during the Semi Precious Weapons set with gold star-shapes on her chest. That means it's only a matter of time before she breaks 'em out again! And as for us regular mortals, we still have to travel like fools, you know, the kind that get anxiety from having to take off our shoes and step on the dirty gross floor of an airport.
Miranda Cosgrove and Chelsea Staub.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Saturday, and both Miranda Cosgrove and Chelsea Staub showed up wearing fun, flouncy light-colored dresses. Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove, 17, wore a strapless short dress with embroidered flowers on it by the red-carpet staple label, Marchesa. She matched her dress with Casadei double-platform pumps and a clutch by Genevieve Jones. Disney star Chelsea Staub, 21, also opted for a light strapless dress — a white mesh dress with a scalloped, layered skirt and asymmetrical hem by BCBG Max Azria, which she paired with matching white pumps and a red clutch. Her dress is actually on sale for $299 online, slashed from its original price of $598. We were thisclose to pushing "Add To Cart" on this fun piece, until we realized the season of wearing white is too close to being over!
+ Which dress do you like better — Miranda's floral look or Chelsea's floaty white frock?
Photo: Courtesy of LOVE/PictureGroup
Sienna Miller is one of eight cover models for the new September issue of Britain-based LOVE magazine. And we barely recognized the lady! Photographers Mert and Marcus shot the 28-year-old actress wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana leotard, dramatic black eye makeup, bold red glossy lips, and slicked-back hair. So intense! But what happened to her eyebrows? They are MISSING.
+ Do you prefer Sienna with fiery siren makeup or clean and natural?
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Before: August 6; After: August 19.
Kim Kardashian has bangs now! She chopped off her front pieces yesterday and broke the hair news by Tweeting about her new look (of course she did!). Then, she debuted the new 'do at the fifth season party for Keeping Up With The Kardashians in West Hollywood last night. We must say, this is a great upgrade for her, as the bangs frame her face really well. But as soon as we saw her, we couldn't help but think she reminded us of another starlet who went for the bang chop earlier this year — Glee's Lea Michele (see the picture below). Not everyone can pull this look off, but between Kim and Lea, they make us want to reach for the scissors.
+ Do you like Kim with or without bangs?
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