Little Mix's Salute Tour kicks off in the UK next week and the girls have suggested that everyone come dressed as a "Salute Warrior." They're not the first musicians to request their audiences wear similar things–Lady Gaga had her swine-fest dress code–but Little Mix may be the first to actually compile inspirational images on a Pinterest board.
The band shared their outfits from their "Salute" video as inspiration–seeing them on hangers underscores how much leather and metal are involved in the looks. The group also pinned some unrelated looks that they deemed appropriate for warriors. There's an elaborate mohawk braid, some armor from a runway show, and more. There are also some pop culture references like Xena: Warrior Princess and Wonder Woman. And unfortunately, there are also a number of pictures of feather headdresses, "warrior face paint," and "tribal" nail art, which is problematic.
Mad love for baby girl.
Photo: @beyonce's Instagram
Wow. This image. I just. Wow. I am a huge Beyonce fan. Sure, you're probably thinking, "Who's not?" But I'm part of the breed that checks her Instagram immediately before going to sleep and promptly upon waking up. The kind that got at least 15 text messages the night the visual album dropped, asking if I was OK. The species that clawed off her boyfriend's arm when Beyonce SURPRISE APPEARED during one of Jay Z's inaugural concerts at Barclays Center. (Pro tip: Surprise Beyonce is even more mind-blowing than Expected Beyonce.) Quieter, though, is my deep-seated, several years running, head-over-heels love of Aaliyah. So, the King Bey + Baby Girl together is just ADFALDKFJGAKLFJGA for me.
Hotel Iggy is officially open for business, y'all! Miss Azalea has been been teasing us with the promise of cool tour merchandise for a while now, and the first slew of items FINALLY went up on her online store today. Iggy gave us a sneak peak at the Art Deco sweatshirt earlier this week, and the rest of the items totally fit in with that same '80s Miami theme.
Among the new items are two T-shirts featuring the trademark "Hotel Iggy" design, plus another tee with Iggy's glammed-up visage on it (dibs!). There's also a sweet, see-through tote bag that would be perfect for long days spent on the beach. The site says it "allows you to display all the fancy items you have inside" (as long as you're willing to keep your belongings SUPER organized).
Rihanna channels Jada Pinkett Smith circa 'The Matrix Reloaded' at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
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Rihanna just took #redcarpetgoth to a whole new level. At the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards, Bad Gal RiRi took a page from Jada Pinkett Smith’s style book and showed up in a look straight out of The Matrix Reloaded (thanks for the tip, @PhaboXXVI). She nailed everything from the Coolio-indebted mini buns to the textured leather jacket.
Rihanna added her own flair to the look with some major hoops, a few shiny chains, baby hair, which is really having a moment, and a dark green lip. Very #futuregoth.
Iggy Azalea might have been born and raised in Australia, but she is a Miami girl through and through. She first moved there when she was 16 (as noted in her song "Work") and has been fascinated with the Florida hotspot ever since. Exhibit A: Her New Classic Tour.
Iggy previewed the tour merchandise on Instagram today—a blue sweatshirt featuring a sign for Hotel Iggy. The caption reads, "Finally getting the tour merch on its way, sorry for the delay guys. Here is a lil sneak peak of what will be available at the shows & online. If you've seen my set design this should make sense."
Demi's Brazilian selfie.
Photo: @ddlovato Instagram
As we all know, Demi Lovato's no-makeup selfie game is on point. Well, she just threw another photo into her flawless collection, but it's actually, um, not her face we're focusing on. Demi uploaded this picture to Instagram with the caption "When in Brazil..." When in Brazil, do what, Demi? Take photos with the sun streaming in? Lay on a beach chair because it's warm?
Then we realized the caption involves more clues: a bikini emoji, a sun, and a heart. Wait. She's wearing a bikini and in Brazil. Brazilian bikini bottoms are famously tiny. Demi is showing off her Brazilian bikini bottom (and butt, LBR) in this photo! A full-body shot is a challenging angle to make work, as far as selfies go. Props, Demi, your selfie game is even stronger than we thought.
We are fully in prom mode here at MTV Style, even though we attended our own proms many moons ago. While we've brought you dresses for different price points, an entire outfit for under $100, and nail art perfect for your prom night, you may be in the market for something a little more familiar. Some of our fave celebrities wear prom-appropriate dresses on the red carpet all the time, so why not look to them for inspiration? Their duds, of course, tend to be designer and costlier than what most students want to spend on prom looks, so we found some similar alternatives. Peep them all below!
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Lupita Nyong'o was the queen of the red carpet this year, especially at the Academy Awards, where she wore this "Nairobi Blue" Prada gown. The best part of Lupita's dress, as Emma Stone is well aware, is the swingy skirt. This dress from Nordstrom ($298) nails the color and the flowy skirt, but provides more coverage on top. You will not be able to stop twirling—what could be better?
Emma Stone at the premiere of 'The Amazing Spiderman 2' in New York.
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You might have noticed we're a teensy bit obsessed with Lupita Nyong'o 'round these parts. TBH, it's hard NOT to be when faced with someone as beautiful and talented as she is. Well, it turns we have a new person to invite to our fan club meetings—Emma Stone. At the Thursday night premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the actress said of her Prada gown, "I keep calling it my Lupita dress because I go like that [twirls]. Like Lupita." She then added, "God I wish I was Lupita." SO DO WE, EMMA.
She woke up like dis.
Photo: @ddlovato Instagram
Not too long ago Demi Lovato was changing her hair as fast as she changed outfits. She was blonde, blue, pink, back to brunette, and then buzzed on the side like Skrillex. Nowadays, she’s all about the natural look and to prove it, Demi posted a no-makeup selfie to Instagram with the caption “I woke up like dis…..at 4 pm.” Yonce would be proud.
Taylor Swift as a mom and Sarah Hyland as a rebellious teen.
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Selena Gomez, Lorde, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge—it seems like Taylor Swift has a different best friend for each week of the year, doesn't it? (Maybe she coordinates them with her shoes.) The latest gal in Taylor's BFF lineup is Sarah Hyland, Modern Family star and full-time cutie. While Taylor and Sarah seem like a natural pairing—they are about the same age and like hanging out with Meredith, Taylor's cat—they definitely are polar opposites when in comes to personal style. Take a look at these outfits from their friend date last night, for example: T-Swift wore a LBD and pink wool coat, while Sarah rocked black skinnies and a leather jacket. Oh no! So different! This relationship is probably doomed, right?