Carly Rae Jepsen is Cosmo's January cover girl.
Photo: Courtesy of Cosmopolitan magazine
Carly Rae Jepsen is showing herself to have staying power. With a mega-hit like "Call Me Maybe," which was not only a smash on the radio and on the charts, but on the internet as well (but you know ALL about that, we're sure), there's always the danger that your pan-flash will be just that. The tune has been out for over a year now, though, and with a second album and a Billboard Rising Star of 2012 designation, it's fair to say that there's more to Jepsen than just one tune. She is also teaching us lessons on the versatility of a simple haircut, with her signature blunt bangs and thick, long mane taking her from viral videos to the red carpet and back. Now, she's not the first to sport the wash and wear cut (there might even be some Style staffers who have been rocking it since before "Call Me" was a glimmer in Carly's eye), but she manages consistently to make it look different from cover to cover, mag spread to mag spread. On the January cover of Cosmopolitan, Carly is artfully disheveled, with her bangs and chin-length layers pushed forward, very nearly obscuring her smudgy, smoky eye.
We love a good collab, that's for sure. Not only because they allow us to snag some of that pret-a-porter style at a more reasonable price point, but also because designer collaborations allow us to see our fave clothiers stretch their muscles in a new way. The Neiman Marcus and Target CFDA holiday collection is basically the ultimate collabo, with some of our fave selections being cookie cutters from Band Of Outsiders, an Alice + Olivia bike, and a Derek Lam skateboard, and that's just scratching the surface. It also features our favorite (or rather, one of our TWO favorites) model Karlie Kloss in the super cute campaign, bounding around both print and film and generally looking like a holiday elf-goddess. We showed you the behind the scenes from the shoot, but now we have the full commercial for your viewing pleasure. Karlie is the classic sweet girl, what with her midwestern charm and cookie-making side hustle, so it makes sense that she would front a campaign so filled with good cheer. And yeah, it also helps that she's one of the biggest supermodels in the world. Watch the full commercial after the jump and tell us what you think!
Most girls dress up in heels and minidresses for their birthday bashes. But when you're Rita Ora and a certified pop star, you rock a full-on FLEECE ONESIE (!!) on your big day instead. Yes, we're serious, and yes, we're ob-sessed. While she wasn't busy pumping up her RitaBots to get #hbdRita trending on Twitter, she slipped into this blue and white owl suit for a quick photo opp. She blasted the photo above earlier this morning, saying "COUNTRY HOUSE BIRTHDAY!! #ORA2611" and hours later, we STILL can't get over the epic outfit. She's decked out in the Owl Japanese Kigurumi Costume, which she's paired with her signature sneakers. The look may be jokey (not to mention seriously comfortable) but it also just might be a sign of an unexpected style trend, since Rita's not the only one sporting the jumpsuit...Cara Delevingne, we're looking at you!
Demi Lovato is no stranger to ink. She said she had "nine or ten" tats back when the "Demi Lovato: Stay Strong" documentary premiered in March, but since then the count has no doubt increased. Just this weekend, Demi paid a visit to celeb tattoo artist (and makeup mogul) Kat Von D, to add some new art to her corporeal collection. Once you get to a certain point with tattoos, you have to start building on what you already have, and that's precisely what Demi did here. In the documentary, Demi explains that her 'faith' tattoo is a matching tattoo shared between her and a best friend that she met in treatment. The tattoo stands both for the friendship and for the fact that she says "faith has gotten me to where I am today." The new ink, which surrounds the 'faith' tattoo and spans the length of Demi's forearm, shows birds flying from the letters up to her wrist. Birds are also a common tattoo theme for Demi, so none of this is much of a surprise.
Photo: Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold
When it comes to rising pop starlets, I often find myself giving the perpetual side-eye. I don't ask for much, but I do expect the full pop package (think Brit Brit a.k.a. the Holy Spearit circa 2001). Just gimme me some major pop anthems that have good hair-whipping moments and can get my arms flailing/booty bouncing on many a tequila-drenched dance-floor, and I'm good. Luckily, there's a new burgeoning pop diva on the block, and the dizzying buzz is totally side-eye free. Meet my latest obsession Nikki Williams, who, thank the pop gods, has amazing whip-friendly, fuchsia hair and a bouffant. *faints* Equally important is her Sia-penned sassy pop gem, "Kill, F***, Marry," in which she belts her pretty face off. (FYI: Sia basically is the best songwriter in the universe a.k.a. she wrote Rihanna's "Diamonds.") Mhmm, I expect really big thangs in 2013 for the South African-bred hunni. So, go on and let the obsession begin with Nikki's favorite fashion-y things... which—sartorial spoiler alert—involves a Superman boxers/princess tiara combo as a bad day remedy. My kinda gurl!
Lena Dunham on the cover of 'iD' magazine's "Wise Up" issue.
Photo: Todd Cole/ 'i-D'
With her cult-hit TV show, Miley-inspired chop, AND knack for knowing the ultimate beauty trends as they're happening, it's easy to say that Lena Dunham is officially having a moment. But helloooo, talk about the understatement of the century! Lena's fame is no flash in the pan, and we've got a feeling the New York filmmaker and actress isn't going ANYWHERE anytime soon. She's been killing the fashion scene as of late, turning out at the Met Gala, appearing in ASOS magazine, and now gracing the new issue of i-D. Fronting the December "Wise Up" issue, the Girls director and star shares the honor with THE one and only Grace Coddington (whose own winky perfect cover is also worth nothing). However, right now we're focused only on Lena, who looks totally stunning in an ASOS lip-print blouse, one eye covered by her fist...with her tat highly visible, of course. We always knew she was pretty, but something about her dark lashes, flushed cheeks, and reddish-pink lips take this natural beauty to the next level.
Saoirse Ronan at the ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ premiere this week, at the Met Gala, and at Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.
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Full disclosure: I've had the pleasure of talking with Saoirse Ronan a couple of times, and this girl is preeeetty much the coolest. There aren't TOO many other actresses who choose to rock tomboyish oxfords with dresses on the red carpet, and even fewer who can pull off the look with the same quiet confidence as Saoirse. So along with fellow flat-lovers like Kristen Stewart, we're thankful she's making moves for heel-haters everywhere...ourselves included. Oh, and did we mention she's totally badass? The 18-year-old absolutely killed it -uh, literally- in last year's action flick Hanna, but the best part about Saoirse is the fact that she can hopscotch between stone-cold assassin and Hollywood ingenue in .5 seconds flat. Now that she's the new star of the film adaptation of The Host (penned by Twilight's Stephenie Meyer, so you KNOW it's gonna be huge), it's only a matter of time before Saoirse Ronan finally becomes a household name. So learn to pronounce it (Surr-Sha) and get to know our latest style star below!
Lana Del Rey in Paris today and in London yesterday.
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When it comes to hair, Lana Del Rey is no stranger to switching things up. After all, this is the girl who goes dark at the drop of a hat, swaps Old Hollywood waves for a center-parted straight 'do, and whose ever-growing bouffant deserves an entire post of its own. She even started out in the music biz as a blonde! But while the singer has done pretty much everything to her hair, she's never had bangs...until now. Fresh off her appearance at the 2012 EMA, the New York musician stepped out in London yesterday with her trademark slick straight locks (p.s. nice eyeliner, LDR!). But less than day later in Paris, the photogs spotted her again with a whole new cut and a much-darker shade. And she didn't just go halfway, either- we're talking choppy layers, a slightly shorter trim, and '70s Francoise Hardy fringe.
The clothes from Azealia Banks' 'Atlantis' video are available at ASOS.
Photo: via Azealia Banks Facebook/ ASOS
When Azealia Banks decided to bestow her new "Atlantis" video upon the world last night, the internet basically had a field day. She rides dolphins! She dances in the desert! She pops out of shells! With her mermaid green hair, kooky-cool aesthetic, and the vid's kaleidoscope of rainbow graphics, the Tumblr-tastic clip is basically a winky ode to seapunk everything. And with so many intergalactic-meets-underwater motifs, let's just say Lisa Frank would be jealous. But although the graphics and wardrobe may SEEM straight from the '90s, think again. Turns out Azealia's rocking all modern staples in the video, and they come from one place: ASOS.
NERVO on the Covergirl set.
Photo: Courtesy of CoverGirl
Covergirl has been ALL about adding fresh faces to its roster lately, what with new additions like P!nk and Janelle Monae joining the team this summer. But now the beauty brand is switching it up a bit, adding a pair of emerging DJs from Down Under to its cast of really, really, ridiculously goodlooking spokesmodels. Meet NERVO, the Australian sisters who have taken the EDM world by storm with dance party anthems this year like "We're All No One." While Liv and Mim Nervo may have started out as songwriters (they've penned hits for Britney Spears and Ke$ha), producers and DJs, the girls recently signed with Wilhelmina Models. Considering this is the same agency that also reps Iggy Azalea, it was ONLY a matter of time before they hit it big fashion-wise, as well.