Today's the big day! The 2014 Oscars take place tonight, thus ceremoniously ending winter awards season for the year and crowning (essentially) the kings and queens of Hollywood for the next 365 days. There were so many important, beautiful films released this year (I know firsthand; I watched most of them yesterday—thanks, internet!), and while certainly not all of them did, many had surprising style moments that stuck with us long after the credits rolled. In an attempt to commemorate these standout scenes, we've rendered them in our favorite medium: emoji.
'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB': RAYON'S DRESS QUESTION
Jared Leto's Rayon is a girl with a heart of gold. Even while receiving treatment for her HIV from Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner), she's making sure the cut of her dress is just inappropriate enough. *WINK*
Last night, on his second day hosting The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon was graced with the presence of an angel among men, Mr. Harry Styles. JK, it wasn't really Harry! It was Kristen Wiig wearing her finest British boy-band regalia and chatting with Jimmy about Harry's fave food (carnitas), animal (giraffe), and colour (green). While Harry's answers and missing accent were a little suspect, his look was not. Let's see how Kristen as Harry stacks up against real Harry, shall we?
Will the real Harry Styles please stand up?
Photos: Getty Images
The T-shirt/blazer combo is a throwback to Harry's old style (LOL), before he was a British Style Icon who wore Burberry and Yves Saint Laurent. While he prefers buttoned-up dress shirts with blazers these days, the open jacket, skinny black jeans, and shiny shoes are totally accurate. Kristen's jeans could probably be tighter, but she probably didn't want the blood in her legs to stop circulating.
Wear Pharrell's hat on your shirt.
Photos: Getty Images/The M.O.C. Brand
The M.O.C. Brand works fast, y'all. ICYMI, Pharrell wore a giant, "military-inspired" hat to the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday that got a TON of attention from the internet. (TBH, though, I don't know how anyone could have missed it because I'm pretty sure you could see that thing from space.) The internet compared it to everything from the Arby's logo to Smokey Bear to Canadian Mountie, and thus, a meme was born. Naturally, the M.O.C. Brand (formerly Yolo Polos) wasted zero time in adding Pharrell's major sartorial moment to their growing collection of stitched-on icon clothing, so now you can officially sport a piece of Grammy history on your person.
Lena Dunham practice for 'Vogue.'
So, you've landed your first Vogue cover. Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! Wait, that's not right. If you're Lena Dunham, you call Hamish Bowles, the international editor-at-large for the magazine, of course. And what do you wear when Bowles arrives? Perhaps your white, collarless shirt from Fred Segal? After all, it IS your most capable-looking outfit. JK, scratch that, too. If you're Lena Dunham, you wear your silky white pajamas with piped black trim. Because it's about comfort, not capability. Save the stiff shirts for the actual shoot, amirite?
Can you believe it's chocolate?
All Photos: Getty Images
Happy Friday, errybodaaay! This week, we were inspired by photos from the Salon Du Chocolat fashion show, so in lieu of food-related items, we decided that THIS Food Friday we’d create a game: Chocolate or Couture? We're pitting fashion made from chocolate against real runway couture looks. It's sure to be the nation’s fave game by, like, next Wednesday.
Below you’ll find six pairs, each of which contains one outfit consisting of elements made from chocolate and one that is constructed completely of non-chocolate materials. To play, just click on whichever of the two images you think is chocolate. If you’re right, you’ll know. If you’re wrong, you’ll also know.
If you think you have the highest score in all of Internetland, be sure to write it in the comments below and then share it with all your friends who definitely care about your ability to correctly identify food from fashion. At the very least, you’ll earn our respect. Good luck!
WHICH OUTFIT WAS MADE WITH CHOCOLATE? CLICK ONE.
The Brit Award nominations were announced yesterday and, much to the delight of Directioners everywhere, One Direction landed two nominations. Harry Styles tweeted his gratitude to the fans for securing the nomination and then wrote, "Can't wait to put my finest gown on." And we can't wait to see you in your finest gown, Harry. Last year, the five guys wore matching monochrome outfits to the Brits, so a floor-length dress would definitely set Harry apart. Since we can't wait to see what he ends up wearing (and because it's Friday), we imagined what he'd look like in a few different frocks. New computer backgrounds for everyone!!!
(Harry, if you're reading this and decide on any of the following dresses, please thank me in your acceptance speech. You'd look great in any of these! Good luck, bb!)
What Harry Styles would look like in an Ellie Saab gown.
Photo: Getty Images/Elie Saab. Photoshop: Maeve Keirans
In this picture, Harry wears a sequined gown from Elie Saab's Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Harry tends to stick to a fairly neutral palette, so the maroon and embellishments are strikingly different from what we're typically used to. The plunging neckline, however, is standard. He likes to show off those chest tattoos, and this dress allows him to do just that.
Dear Whoever Created This Louis C.K. One Tumblr,
You are my new favorite. I'd be comfortable leaving our correspondence at that, but since I'm also using this public platform to shoehorn you into my life as my new best friend, I should elaborate.
You are a genius. I'm not sure how this pun was never made until now, but somehow you beat everyone to it. For that, you deserve all the interwebs propers that bitcoins can buy.
Aside from the wordplay, you've combined three of my favorite things in this world—Louis C.K., Calvin Klein minimalism, and the '90s—into one masterpiece of a meme.
One Direction love exchanging gifts.
Photos: Getty Images, Photoshop: Maeve Keirans
Chances are good you're doing one of the following three things right now: 1.) getting your hands dirty in the kitchen helping prepare Christmas dinner, 2.) running around the mall picking up last-minute presents for those cousins you forgot were coming over, 3.) holing up in your room, eyeballs deep in wrapping paper and Scotch tape for the foreseeable future. Yea, us too. But we prepared a little light reading on the off-chance you need a momentary escape from your uncle's fishing stories or something to read on your phone as you tell your relatives you're catching up on "work emails." That's right, ladies and gents. It's a new installment of Fashion Fanfic (Christmas edition!) starring One Direction.
‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the tour bus, four members of One Direction struggled to wrap their Secret Santa gifts. Liam was the only member tucked behind the velvet curtain in his bunk. He had picked up his final Secret Santa gift for Louis weeks earlier, so he went to sleep as the other boys scattered throughout the bus, trying to tape their last gifts closed.
One by one, the boys finished wrapping and set off to bed. They had a big day ahead of them: a sold-out show in New York City and the third and final day of their annual Secret Santa gift exchange. Secret Santa was something the boys had done since The X Factor. That first year, in 2010, they decided to do it to cheer each other up after getting the boot from the show. Even though their lives had changed dramatically since then, this was one tradition they still maintained.
Happy Holidays from Swagger New York.
Photo: Michele Moricci/Swagger New York
Didn't get to Olan Mills to take a traditional Christmas card photo this year? Don't worry! Swagger New York has got you covered. (And be honest: Did you really want to color-coordinate your outfit with your entire family anyway? I didn't think so.) Instead of sending out another perfectly posed pic, give your friends a holiday card they'll remember featuring a few of the year's pop culture moments we'll never forget.
Joe gets festive with a feline.
Photo: @joejonas' Instagram
We interrupt your viewing of Beyonce's self-titled visual album for a (less) important announcement: Joe Jonas posted a photo on Instagram and *GASP* he's ... BALD. And no, not like, buzz-cut bald. He's, like, the-before-shot-of-a-Hair-Club-for-Men-ad kind of bald. Has the stress of the JoBros breakup taken a drastic toll on the middle brother's follicles? Was he wearing a hairpiece all along? Is he a 40-year-old man IRL who lives at home with his mother and has fooled us all into thinking he's actually a 24-year-old pop star?! *pauses for dramatic effect* No! (PHEW.) None of the above, thankfully. Joe Jonas is just a jokester with some really great Photoshop #skillz.