Shaquille O'Neal and his throwback Shaq Attaq Reebok sneakers.
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Make way for The Great Shaq Fu! Reebok and retired NBA player/current NBA commentator/sometimes rapper(/one of my PERSONAL favorite players of all time) Shaquille O'Neal are teaming up for a sneaker relaunch of epic proportions — fittingly, since he too is a man of epic proportions. Shaq and Reebok revealed at the PROJECT trade show in Las Vegas that BOTH lines of namesake kicks that the legendary tower of a center released during his mid-'90s tenure on the Orlando Magic would be making a comeback THIS spring and summer! *cue domino effect wave of fainting sneakerheads*
Frank Ocean's Supreme shirt is now available to buy! He's thrilled, you should be too!
Whether he's channeling Richie Tenenbaum on the red carpet or piling on the layers for mag spreads, it's no secret whatsoever that our boy Frank Ocean has a ridiculous style game. But while we're used to seeing the singer decked out in awesome clothes at events, it's rare that everyone (read: us) can actually nab an identical outfit for ourselves. This is why we're SO THRILLED — almost as excited as Frank is in this photo— to learn that the rose print t-shirt he rocked last night at the BRIT Awards has just landed at Supreme as of today. Yesssss! So if you've ever wanted Frank Ocean to give you the shirt off his back, well, buying his rose tee is probably the closest you're gonna get...
One Direction attends the 2013 BRIT Awards.
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Sure, we already tune into virtually every major awards show because we're red carpet fashion junkies, but with the 2013 BRIT Awards' swoon-worthy performance line-up (*cough* One Direction and Justin Timberlake), we had additional reason to keep track of the UK show's step-and-repeat. By now, we EXPECT the 1D dudes to pay meticulous attention to their coiffures, so the flawless red carpet hair is no surprise. What is surprising to us, though, is the attention to sartorial detail these boys are exhibiting for the BRITS. Perhaps it's the home court advantage at work here, but we think Liam, Louis, Zayn, Niall, and Harry deserve a round of applause. And their outfits deserve a closer look. *wink* LEGGO!
G-Dragon and Taeyang for 'Vogue' Korea.
Photo: Courtesy of Big Bang's Facebook
We'll admit it—we need more K Pop in our lives. More specifically, we need more Big Bang. The 5-piece Korean boy band is ALWAYS dolling out the freshest looks (um, remember when they wore metallic Minx manicures? YEAH.), so when we peeped them in the March issue of Vogue Korea, we basically lost our shiz. It looks like the entire Big Bang crew didn't make it to the shoot, but G-Dragon and Taeyang had enough stylin' duds to seriously stun us. In the first look, G-Dragon wore a "Vogue" snapback (heh) with a white tank, leather shorts, skeleton X-ray knee-high socks, black sneakers, and tons (TONS!) of layered necklaces. He BA-ROUGHT his beauty game by sporting shimmery smokey eyes, statement brows, and half red, half green hair. Speaking of beauty, check out Taeyang's killer blonde and black braids! #DEAD He also wore drippy eye makeup and a smudge of liner below his lower lids. For his outfit, he wore a "Jewelry" snapback, oversized black and white graphic tee, leather pants, luxury branded boots, and the THICKEST platinum diamond chain we have ever seen. Whew, is it getting hot in here or is it just us? *fans self*
A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
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Justin Timberlake is almost too smooth for his own good. His moves (both of the dance and business variety) are so slick that in retrospect, you think you should have seen them coming. Like, of COURSE, we should have known that JT would release the official music video for his comeback single "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" on VALENTINE'S DAY, ensuring his title as the best Valentine a bajillion humans have ever (EVER) had. The video, which (!!!) features a mostly-seated Hov, may be in black-and-white, but rest assured, the grayscale does not inhibit either of these dudes from racking up an impressive amount of outfit changes. Thus, we're breaking them all down for you look by look. Happy V-Day, y'all!
A$AP Rocky closes the Hood By Air Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
We can't say that we explicitly knew that A$AP Rocky was going to be walking in yesterday's Hood By Air New York Fashion Week show, but we definitely had a feeling he'd be there in some major capacity. Rocky reps HBA in a very serious, born-from-blood type of way, from name-checking the label in lyrics — "Hood By Air, man, I started that" — to pilfering the brand's closet for nearly his entire "Long.Live.A$AP" music video wardrobe to creating the runway soundtrack for last season's Spring 2013 Hood By Air fashion show. Dat PMF made his allegiance and unequivocal support of HBA and the line's designer, Shayne Oliver, unmistakably clear by making an unannounced guest appearance, emerging from a cloud of dry ice fog to close out the Fall 2013 show.
Hot off his Saturday Night Live hosting stint, Justin Bieber kicked off (or at least attempted to) a live stream Sunday night to "play some new music and answer questions." (The jury's out on whether the "Grammys counter-programming" was motivated by Bieber's snub.) Unfortunately for everyone clamoring desperately to tune in, Ustream crashed at the weight of all that Belieber traffic.
Even though the group video chat didn't end up coming through, Biebsy still uploaded a video of himself revealing a brand new unfinished track called "You Want Me." The best part? Bieber's wardrobe for the video: a Brooklyn Nets cap and... basically nothing else.
Frank Ocean and Richie Tenenbaum.
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Umm. Is it just us or is Frank Ocean's 2013 Grammys performance look tooootally channeling Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson)? Not to, like, completely debase Ocean's earnest live rendition of "Forrest Gump," but we couldn't help but see the resemblance to the brooding Wes Anderson character. This might also be because The Royal Tenenbaums are often at the forefront of our minds when refering to Frank because of his Instagram handle: francistenenbaum. Either way, seeing the two looks side-by-side really hammers the point home. Between the nautical striped sweatband and the light-colored suit (though, Ocean opts for a pastel yellow over Richie's tawny camel), the likeness is unmistakable, AMIRITE??
2 Chainz, is that you?! We know, we know. We all just watched the rapper hit the Grammys red carpet mere minutes dressed in a VERY high fashion ensemble— Versace, to be specific. But is it just us or is everyone else sensing some major vampire vibes radiating off of this entire look? From his oversized cape (with blood red lining, natch) all the way down to the vintage gold baubles and statement belt, the similarities are undeniable: 2 Chainz is TOTALLY channeling Count Dracula! We're thinking he's leaning more toward the Halloween costume-inspired vampire muse (like the photo above) rather than, say, Edward Cullen. But when you consider this is the guy who regularly inserts fashion references into his lyrics, not to mention raps about Versace regularly, this decidedly blinged-out vamp look weirdly makes complete sense.
Justin Bieber behind-the-scenes at "Saturday Night Live."
Photo: Courtesy of NBC/Dana Edelson
Judging from the constant activity on the #BieberOnSNL trending topic, we're not the only ones SUPER excited for Justin Bieber's doubled-up Saturday Night Live stint as host AND musical guest tomorrow night. It's not Bieber's first go-around at Studio 8H. Justin was the musical guest for Tina Fey's episode in 2010 (back when he was still rocking his signature "Bieber Hair"!!!) but was game enough to squeeze into a sketch of his own. Tomorrow night, though, The Biebs is putting on his big-boy pants (most likely of the sagging variety) for his first time hosting the whooooole show. Haven't reached critical mass of dizzying excitement yet? Maybe these behind-the-scenes snaps of Justin in swaggy leather jackets from his bumper photoshoot and rehearsals will send you over the edge.