Photo: Lola's Macy's Blog
Lourdes "Lola" Leon is basically who we wished we were at 13. (But wait! She's almost 14.) To start, she's designing a clothing line for Macy's named Material Girl with her mother ........ MADONNA. Then, to promote the line, she officially became a blogger and started a blog about her style. A blog? A blog! She is after our heart. (By the way, she hates brown and loves eighties shorts.)
Lola's line drops at Macy's on August 3, and WWD showed us a sneak peek of the clothes and the line's super-low prices. We're talking Target, H&M, Forever 21-affordability here, people! Tube tops are $5, and almost everything else between $12 and $40. The most expensive items include a studded leather jacket and a dress with a built-in bustier, both of which are under $80.
Check out a few of the clothes below. That jacket. That dress. That crop top. We'll take 'em all. Ummmm, actually, we'd like one more thing, too. Can we have a Freaky Friday moment and trade places with Miss Lola?! Please and thank you.
+ Would you wear any of Lola and Madonna's clothes?
Emma Watson is a music video chick now! The 20-year-old Harry Potter star made her music video premiere this week playing a fur-wearing rich girl who meets a messy-haired, shoplifting boy in Brooklyn in the video for the band One Night Only's "Say You Don't Want It" song. Her video love interest is her real-life beau, the band's frontman George Craig, with whom she recently cavorted around the Glastonbury Music Festival in multiple pairs of jean shorts.
Overall outfit summary: This look is SO Brooklyn. She's wearing the same black skinny jeans, tawny-colored fur coat (which may or may not be real but looks cozy nonetheless), and piles of long gold necklaces throughout the whole video. She also wears low-heeled black leather boots, which are perfect for running from the cops, which happens in the clip but we can't imagine would ever happen in real life with this girl. But our favorite thing about this look has to be that hairband. For one, it's sparkly. And even better, she wore it bandeau-style around her head, which makes the back pop up in a pouf-like way. To make a back pouf not look weird is not an easy thing to do, and she did just that. Well done.
+ Click here to watch the music video!
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We are so on top of Kristen Stewart's hair changes. Yesterday, she stuck it to the brunettes by stepping out with a new fiery red hair color. And then, she ups her hair game even more by banging out this sick braided updo at The Twilight Saga: Eclipse New York screening last night. It's too much hair goodness at once from one tiny person!
And we want need the look. So, we talked to the stylist who created the look for the starlet last night, Fekkai Celebrity Stylist Adir Abergel, to find out how you can create this updo at home in three easy steps. And it's pretty inclusive, even if your hair is moderately short. "When Kristen’s hair is down, it is just beneath her shoulder, but this is great for any length of hair," Adir assured us.
+ Ready, set, braid: Click here for step-by-step directions!
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Forbes came out with its 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list this week, and two of our favorite divas landed in the top five. Beyoncé landed in the number two spot with a yearly income of $87 million. Just two slots behind her was Lady Gaga, on the list for the first time this year, with an income of $62 million. The percentage of these figures that they spend on clothing, we're just dying to know.
Kelly Rowland stopped by MTV.com recently to dish about style. After all, she rocked latex bodysuits in her new video for Commander (which just premiered on MTV.com!), so we knew she'd have a few things to say. And she did! Kelly actually told us she wants to start designing her own line of accessories soon. "I would like to do a sunglasses line," she said. "[I want to] make different glasses for different face shapes and different styles. Like if you have an oval face, then you have a line for oval shapes." Does she have a name picked out? "It would be cool to name it Faces or something like that."
Kelly also told us that she has come to terms with not returning as a host for the second season of Bravo's The Fashion Show, a competition reality show aimed to find the next great designer. She co-hosted the first season with designer Isaac Mizrahi, but Bravo announced that Kelly had been booted off and the supermodel Iman would replace her as a host in May. "I'm happy that Iman is doing it," she told us. "She knows about fashion just as much as I do, if not more, because she's a model, she lives in that world. She knows what feels right, she knows how to wear it. So, she's perfect."
+ Watch the videos below for more.
On wanting to do an accessories line:
On Iman replacing her on The Fashion Show:
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While Kristen Stewart rocks edgy looks on the red carpet, her Twilight co-star Ashley Greene has veered toward more mature, classic outfits that cover her up. At the Madrid premiere for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the 23-year-old Jacksonville, Florida native looked polished and put-together in a black lace dress from Donna Karan's resort 2011 collection. And for a photo call earlier that day she wore a belted beige skirt and sheer blouse by Michael Kors. With the slicked-back hair, white belt, and bow around the neck, she looks a little bit like a bank teller, no? At least she proves that you can still live it up in Young Hollywood and not succumb to dressing tacky. Bring on the fabric, Ash!
+ Do you like Ashley's sophisticated style? Or should she loosen up her look?
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Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev is the latest actress to join the beloved category of celebrity-turned-designer. Back in April, she Tweeted that she's working on a collaboration with KRMA Clothing, a Los Angeles label designed by Nicholas Bowes. She wrote: "Nick (@krmaclothing) and I are collaborating on a new leather jacket...its going to be badass so stay tuned!!"
So when we caught up with the 21-year-old Toronto native in at a CW event New York a few weeks ago, we asked her about how she arrived at her fashion designer dreams. "I used to dress in Lululemon and Roots Clothing — I'm Canadian, that's what we do," she told us.
"But I moved to the States and started experimenting and having fun. Now I'm working with a friend of mine, Nick," she continued, referring to the KRMA designer. "I want to make the ultimate sexy sleek women's leather jacket." How delightfully cozy! How that is "badass" as she originally described, we're not sure.
We also wondered if there will be tees, dresses, sunglasses, or anything else in the future. "Baby steps," she replied. "That's all I got right now." Well, everyone starts somewhere.
+ Would you wear a jacket designed by Nina?
M.I.A. performing at Creators Project; Nicki at BET Awards; Katy at 2010 Movie Awards.
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It's turning out to be quite the colorful summer for hair! Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. both rocked bright colors over the weekend, and the looks were both saturated and intense. Nicki attended the BET Awards last night in Los Angeles with bright orange tresses. We've come to expect outrageous colors from Nicki, but M.I.A. — that girl threw us for a loop. She performed at the Vice & Intel Creators Project party in New York on Saturday with a totally different hair color than her typical plain black look. In fact, she rocked THREE different hues: Blue bangs, a red chunk in the middle, and yellow at the tips and ends. It was a rainbow of primary colors that looked rad as hell (not that we would ever try it ourselves). And let's not forget Katy Perry's now-epic blue wig from the 2010 MTV Movie Awards and her California Gurls single cover. This is the cheeriest beauty trend we've seen in a while. It's not every summer you see rainbows sprouting from people's heads.
+ Who rocks colorful hair the best — Rainbow M.I.A., Orange Nicki, or Blue Katy?
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Emma Watson tromped around the muddy fields of the Glastonbury Music Festival in England this weekend looking comfy and chic in two different pairs of jean shorts. She arrived at the festival on Friday in denim shorts cuffed mid-thigh, and knee-high riding boots with fuzzy socks underneath. (We like that she took pre-emptive measures against boot chafing. Nothing kills a day of dancing in grass like leather rubbing against your calves.) She pulled the look together with a green patterned bustier by Louis Vuitton. And while she can definitely rock the corset top, that sucker looks super tight, and we like "our ladies" breathing, please. On Saturday, she stepped out wearing a breezy white shirt, a different pair of denim shorts (cut-offs this time), and lace-up casual sneakers. We just wonder if there are even more jean shorts in that massive studded bag of hers.
Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty
When Taylor Momsen's band, The Pretty Reckless, performed at the Warped Tour in Mountain View, California on Saturday, the 16-year-old stepped on stage with some majorly provocative footwear — a pair of Lucite heels that rose about seven inches high, with a three-inch platform and a built-in tip jar. It even had a single dollar bill in it! We found the same exact shoes for $58.50 at an online boutique that specializes in revealing clothing (read: stripper clothes). Not that we're endorsing the shoes. No, not at all. We felt dirty even Googling them.
+ Do you like the shoes? Would you ever wear them?