You know that feeling you get sometimes on Saturday mornings? The one where you wake up at noon in a panic, momentarily convinced that you've missed something HUGELY important, like work or a test or the beginning of an America’s Next Top Model marathon? Well, I've started to feel that way if I don’t get my daily dose of half-nude Miley Cyrus photos, so thank goodness they’re here before lunch today! *PHEW*
For her first EVER Rolling Stone cover, Smiley Miley did what she’s been doing best, as of late—she stripped down and stuck her tongue out. And no, that dream catcher tattoo, while prominent in the shot, isn't new (in case you were wondering)—but Cyrus did get the words “ROLLING $TONE” tattooed on the bottom of her feet for the occasion. (Not pictured, and also: OUCH.) Not to worry though, because Miley's feet will forever be protected by her precious fur-lined Celine flip-flops. And we do mean forever, thanks to her new "homie," Kanye West, who bought her FIVE pairs of the thousand-dollar shoes after she happened to casually mention that her original pair was falling apart. NBD.
Nicola + Gaga = BFF.
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Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Jo Calderone was (*GASP*), according to Lady Gaga’s former stylist and “BFF forever,” Nicola Formichetti. In a recent interview with SHOWstudio, the long-time Haus of Gaga fashion director admitted that the creation of Gagaloo’s iconic male alter-ego was basically birthed on a whim. (IDK about y’all, but my whims only birth things like online shopping debt and buyer’s remorse.) “[One] morning … we were supposed to shoot for Vogue Japan, and we were like, ‘We need to do something crazy,’” Formichetti said. “And we transformed her into a male, her male character, Jo. And it was incredible … It was so spontaneous and very theater. It was amazing.” All in a day’s work! *flips hair*
Child star, shmild star. At 23, Emma Watson is a grown
Muggle woman—and The Edit’s got the pictures to prove it. Polished, poised and far, FAR from Hermione, the actress and eco-activist was recently tapped by Green Carpet Challenge creator, Livia Firth, to star in an editorial spread that supports ethical fashion AND looks super pretty. BTW, if you’re scratching your head about the phrase “ethical fashion,” it’s not as cray as it may seem. And it’s not all tie-dye and Tevas and giant threads of harsh hemp made into a basket-weave bodice. (Although, if something like that exists, I would very much like to see it.)
Dev Patel as Neal Sampat on Season 2 Episode 5 of HBO's "The Newsroom."
The blow of the end of this second season of The Newsroom is somewhat softened by its uncharacteristically happy ending (and teetering on the brink of the fall TV season *exhaaaaaaales*), but there are just no two ways around it: we're going to miss Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) and his elegant grandfather cardigan game.
Dev Patel as Neal Sampat on Season 2 Episode 2 of HBO's "The Newsroom."
Maybe we were too wrapped up in reacquainting ourselves with Aaron Sorkin's mile-a-minute dialogue in the first season, but this second season, we just couldn't help admiring the excellent layering job done by ACN's resident tech whiz kid and feeling like we needed to rethink that frumpy emergency "work cardigan" we leave draped on the backs of our desk chairs. (Oh, COME ON, you all have them!!)
"Fabulous" is, admittedly, an oft overused word, but never have I ever FULLY understood what it meant until meeting David and Phillipe Blond (better known as The Blonds) and seeing their work up close. Sure, you can tell from photographs that their curve-glorifying silhouettes, heavy with gems and crystals like the world's most glamorous barnacles, are major show-stoppers and how that has made them go-to designers for the high octane performance outfits of all your favorite pop stars: Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, and, like, infinity more. But seeing the pieces first-hand, glittering less than a foot from your eyeballs? That's another story entirely.
Ariana Grande in dresses by Kenley Collins.
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It’s no secret that we’ve been stalking Ariana Grande’s style for a while now. But these days she’s everywhere and with each new appearance comes yet another amazing vintage-looking floral frock. A few years ago, the former Victorious star told us at the time that she loved to wear ‘50s-inspired designs on stage (“poufy skirts, big bows … very fun, girly and young”), and now at the height of her pop star hysteria, it seems like she’s sticking with what and WHO she knows! Kenley Collins, a Project Runway alum with a major thing for patterns and prints, is the designer behind a ton of the dresses that have helped shape Grande’s classically beautiful style. Obviously, we were dying to get the deets on the lady behind the look, and Kenley was kind enough to fill us in! (P.S. Keep an eye out for more to Ariana x Kenley to come! Collins' new collection, The Marilyn, rolls out on November 2nd and will be available through her website.)
She wants to be where the people are.
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She may be a bonafide adult at the age of 27, but whenever I see her sweet lil' face, I just want to pinch her rosy cheeks and call her Cutie Rae Jepsen. Of course, I'm talking about CARLY Rae Jepsen, erstwhile singer of THE song of Summer '12, "Call Me Maybe." Jepsen’s been a brunette since / we first met her / and this is crazy / but now she’s gone / bright ginger, baby! And while she's been sporting the copper shade since June, it was Disney, not the (now-fading *whimper*) summer sunshine that moved her to lighten up.
Courtney Love belts out a ballad about Etsy.
Photo: Vanity Fair
FLASHBACK: At the 1995 VMAs, Courtney Love, the hard-rocking, hard-talking front woman of Hole, chucked her MAC makeup compact at Madonna during an interview with Kurt Loder. #Can’tBeTamed. Now, after nearly 25 years as the most unfiltered female in rock and roll, Love is a lot less concerned with crashing conversations and has turned her focus toward fashion.
Since serving as a dutiful muse to Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, Love’s officially ready to kick her Never The Bride label (which debuted in 2011) into full gear. Ladies of the ‘90s, REV. YOUR. ENGINES! In fact, the OG of grunge chic apparently has plans to give Rodarte a run for their money. SCURRT! Yup. It’s like that.
Coming off the end of a U.S. tour, Love, who’s also releasing a memoir and heading back to Hollywood, recently phoned it in to Vanity Fair to talk about plans for her Victorian rebel collection, the pains of being popular and her six-figure online shopping addiction. Girl, we feel you. Not so much the six-figure stat, but binge shopping on the interwebz is most definitely a real problem. And the first step is admitting it. Here’s what we learned from the VF chat:
It is a play-date fever dream and a 2013 MTV VMA wish-fulfillment miracle that none other than the legendary Kathleen Hanna and future-legendary Grimes (also known as Claire Boucher) interviewed each other for our All Access Live stream. We've included the clips for you of this fascinating chinwag but the best part is that the conversation topics ran the gamut from deceptively subversive Beyoncé lyrics and contemporary misconceptions of feminism.
Hanna, who blazed the trails as the lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, is currently the front woman for Brooklyn band The Julie Ruin, whose debut album Run Fast will be released on September 3rd on TJR Records. And of course Grimes, who will also be hosting our Red Carpet show later today with designer Rachel Antonoff, is best known for her Faery Queen musings and manifestos on various social media platforms as well as her status as a critical darling amongst the music cognoscenti for her peripatetic influences and how her voice feels like air conditioning on your face.
A Brooklyn street style photo from Jamel Shabazz's collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Jamel Shabazz
Before fashion bloggers flocked to Lincoln Center matching outfits with Canon cameras, Jamel Shabazz roamed Brooklyn in the '70s, '80s and '90s capturing the roots of street style from the borough’s graffiti covered corners. What we remember of the bygone time is a bunch of Kangol hats and adidas shell toes with all the cool kids peering over gleaming Cazal shades, but much like what makes street style so interesting now, it wasn’t about what you wore but how you wore it. “Back in the 1970s, we made do with what we had,” writes Shabazz in an email. “If you had a pair of Pro- Ked or Converse sneakers they were to last you until you started seeing holes, and for the most part you only had one pair. Many of us were self-styled and we took great pride in being original; never really wanting to look like the next person.”
Shabazz’s analog pictures may have faded over the decades but it’s unmistakable that the swag of the era—the fastidious attention to detail in personalized fit and accessorizing—continues to define what inspires us. Girls dripping in gold chains, sporting distressed, bleach-splattered jeans, (ripped just so) is as timeless as it is unmistakably fly and even the Borsalino black hat that may have seemed so fresh on Theophilus London two years ago is just a reincarnation of a look Shabazz captured almost 30 years before.