For most people sitting at their desks, working/drumming their fingers on their keyboards, watching the clock and waiting for lunch, today is just another day. HOWEVER! If you’re a Miley Cyrus fan, today is Tuesday, October 8th—and that means BANGERZ is officially out, y’all! *raises roof* *throws confetti* *twerks twerks* But wait, there’s more! Today also brings another Miley interview to the interwebz, complete with purdy pictures and a little bit of insight into the inspiration behind her evolving style.
In a new feature from Hunger TV, the singer snuggles up with a powder blue fur for a series of beauty shots that produced the following faces: sexy face, sultry face, silly face, surprised face and tongue face. Always with the tongue face. (And yes, we’ve deemed “tongue face” to be an accurate description of multiple Miley expressions.) Clearly, Cyrus is well-aware that people are “so obsessed” with what she’s doing visually these days (see also: the VMAs, "Wrecking Ball" video, etc.), and her edgy new style is a huge part of her musical transformation.
Madonna on 'Harper's BAZAAR.'
Photo: Terry Richardson for 'Harper's BAZAAR'
WOW. This has got to be the first time in the history of Harper’s that a grill has been worn on the cover, amirite? Man, Madonna STAYS breaking ground. *bows down* But wait. Does this mean that mouth jewels have officially received a nod of approval from the prestigious fashion mag? Well, I guess it is the “Daring Issue." And this is MADONNA. The only way this metal-mouth #FASHUN statement could be made any more daring by the 55-year-old Queen of Pop is if it included a death-defying motorcycle jump across the Grand Canyon.
Demi Lovato on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Teen Vogue
We’ve seen Demi Lovato do a lot of things with her hair (remember when she dyed it blue on Wednesday? #memories), but this is the first time we’ve ever seen her –or any star, for that matter—rock a braided silk scarf as like, the tail of an actual braid. How do you even do that?! Tutorial, plz. For her second Teen Vogue cover, the singer/actress/X Factor Judge/Glee guest star/The New Black nail polish collaborator (whew! *wipes brow*) traded her rock-star style for a more relaxed, city-girl-in-the-country look, pairing a low-cut red top with a charcoal wide-brimmed felt fedora and a stunning emerald and gold necklace.
The Jonas Brothers on the cover of 'FAULT' Magazine.
Photo: Udo Spreitzenbarth/'FAULT' Magazine
If we’ve seemed at all out of sorts lately, it’s because we’ve really been struggling to fill a huge void in our lives—but fear not! Because that void is about to be refilled. Collectively, the Jonas Brothers have been AWOL for the past few months—and while we understand that they can’t do everything together all the time, it’d be a lot easier for us to keep track of their handsome mugs (and avoid future life-voids) if they just stayed in the same place. Forever. We’ve got a whole lot of love for plenty of other boy bands out there, but the JoBros are special. The JoBros are, well, BROS. And there’s something pretty presh about keeping harmonies in the family. (Also because, eyebrows.)
So, when we got word that Joe, Kevin and Nick would all be appearing on the cover of FAULT Magazine’s Fall 2013 issue at the same time AND talking about their new album, V, we swooned SO hard—like, right here at our desks. It was basically like watching a bunch of really stylish dominoes topple over in graceful succession. (FYI: No one was injured in said swooning.) Once we recovered, we peeped some shots from their “illumination”-themed shoot, and then we swooned again. JK we just squealed really loud instead because HI, they’re hot.
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.
Photo: Getty Images
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.
Photos: Getty Images
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.)