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."
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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.
A$AP Rocky chats us up at Black Scale.
Not like it's news to anyone who's ever seen or heard anything about him, but we just have to reiterate it: A$AP Rocky is one seriously fashionable dude. (Along with being a talented rapper, having a great ear for beats, and watching his premier album Long. Live. A$AP. debut at No. 1 on Billboard, of course.) The 24-year-old Harlem native doesn't just rap about fashion killas, he is one. And it's not just that he knows how to put together an outfit. What makes Rocky such a particularly devastating fashion one-two punch is the volatile combination of his keen eye for couture paired with straight-out-of-the-cradle streetwear savvy.
David Beckham. In nothing but undies. URMPH.
Photo: Courtesy of H&M
Listen, it's one thing to stare at David Beckham almost naked in a photo, but it's a whole OTHER thing to watch him twerk his H&M Bodywear line in action. The seriously famous soccer player/model/Spice Girl husband teamed up with Guy Richie to create a playful short film in which David chases after car that rips a robe right off his chiseled, tattooed body. GULP. (Warning: It ruined me. Like, in the best way possible. My fingers are so tired from clicking the "replay" button on YouTube that they may have fallen off. In fact, I'm not even sure how I'm typing this right now? DO I HAVE PHANTOM LIMBS? IS THIS EVEN REAL?) But, let me back up for a second—as you may remember, we slobbered over his sultry debut black and white campaign photos nearly a year ago, but this time around David said his campaign is celebrating a "new range of colors that echo the action hero theme of the short, with dark navys, reds and utility greens," which basically means: A.) This is in full color, and B.) David pretends he's an action hero in it. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ME, Y'ALL.
Photo: Courtesy of Willy Moon.
We didn't think there were too many dudes who could pull off a formal suit with the same swagger as, say, Mark Ronson or Justin Timberlake, but now that Willy Moon has graced us (and our iPods) with his presence, let's just say there's DEFINITELY room for more than one well-dressed singer in our lives. The New Zealand-born musician first made waves back in the fall when his breakout single "Yeah Yeah" was featured in an Apple commercial, but nowadays he's gaining traction for his slick style as well as his old-meets-new rockabilly sound. This 23-year-old has killer dance moves (you've got to see it to believe it), major vocal pipes, and an onstage style that's captivated British VOGUE, our little sisters, and everyone in between. And while people have been quick to peg his onstage steez (David Bowie! James Dean! The list goes on...), Willy tells us his inspiration isn't inspired by a particular person, but an idea. "On stage I dress like a rock'n'roll villain," he said over email last week. "I love the cartoonification of characters." This animated quality can be seen in the video for "Yeah Yeah," where the singer performs front and center in a slim-cut powder blue suit and a perfectly groomed coif. "We had an enormous selection of clothes, but I ended up choosing the McQueen suit because the blue really suited the way we wanted to shoot the video," he remembers. "I've always liked 3-piece suits and hated ties so it was a perfect combination."
Harry Styles wore a Burberry shirt this weekend.
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He cleans up nicely in a suit and tie and rocks a preppy blazer like nobody's business, but let's be real: Harry Styles isn't the type of dude to take fashion TOO seriously. And this, among about a zillion other things, is one of the reasons why we love him. But while the One Direction singer isn't too cool to model grills and chains, would he really go so far as to snag a shirt from his mom's closet?! According to Grazia, Harry's been sharing clothes with his mom, and this is the prime example. The pop star celebrated his 19th birthday in London this weekend, sporting some perfectly-mussed hair (duh) and a heart print shirt from Burberry's Fall/Winter 2013 collection. He wore the navy and white patterned top buttoned up all the way to the collar (which means his chest ink stayed hidden) and paired it with black jeans and brown ankle boots, a more casual take on how the look was styled on the runway less than a month ago. But as for the rumor that Harry stole the shirt from his mom? We're skeptical, and here's why.
Yo, did we time travel back to Halloween or is Kanye West officially making creepy masks his new 24/7 look? He sported a cut-out red beanie to the Maison Martin Margiela show last week, and before that he wore a blinged-out crystal-encrusted Margiela number and an all-white "Kanyeti" feather headpiece. Last night, Kanye took the stage once again, and guess what he wore, y'all? *drum roll* A MASK. Don C posted a pic of 'Ye to his Instagram (he runs in Virgil Abloh's crew), and it looks like it's the same, skull-encompassing feather number from before with one GIANT addition—a straitjacket. GULP.
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Not knocking hosiery or anything— it just doesn't exactly fall under the general badass reps that rock 'n roll bands work to carefully curate over the years. But clearly The Black Keys are the exception to the rule, because drummer Patrick Carney has just announced he's investing in... wait for it, a sock brand. The Ohio-bred musician and half of the Grammy-winning duo has taken a stake in California company Richer Poorer, maker of "socks for the man that is as versatile as the American landscape." The business deal might seem random, but according to Carney it just works. He told WWD today that “I’d never invested in anything outside of stocks and real estate. Something as wholesome as socks sounded like a great idea to me." Well, OK.*Shrug*