Rihanna is often heralded as the queen of transformations, but Nicki Minaj doesn’t get nearly enough credit. Just look how flawless she looks on her recent Instagram spree with her natural hair, straightened and pulled into a tight ponytail, then subsequently into an elegant tri-bun—pretty sure she just coined that last 'do. (Though, Katy Perry's Grammys look comes pretty close.)
Beyonce has you covered this Valentine's Day.
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If rapper and pop star valentines won’t cut it for your boo, don’t sweat, Beyonce has you covered. The First Lady of Pop is releasing a Yours & Mine box set just in time for V-Day, and it comes with Beyonce-approved lingerie, so you can tell your loved one, “I just wanna say you’re mine.” We always knew Beyonce was thoughtful, but this box set is another reminder: For $40, you’ll get any combination of his & hers, hers & hers, or his & his undies and can choose from boxers and boyshorts emblazoned with “Yours” and “Mine” (the title of her song with Drake) in her album’s iconic pink font. (SERFBOARDT sweatshirt not included.) Just be sure to order by February 8 to guarantee delivery in time for the holiday.
Erykah Badu and Riccardo Tisci for 'V' magazine.
Photo: V Magazine
Erykah Badu’s relationship with Givenchy keeps getting better. Not only did the neo-soul songstress partly inspire the fashion house’s Afrocentric-meets-Japanese spring collection, she was also tapped to star in their campaign. And it’s one of the better ones of the season, with Badu flawlessly modeling some of the collection’s strongest looks, like the off-the-shoulder beaded mask tapestry and the deconstructed tux kimono with a top hat. In a batch of campaign photos Badu posted to her Facebook page, she also mixes pieces from Spring '14 with ones from past seasons and her signature turban.
Miley Cyrus in bed with Mert and Marcus.
Photo: @mileycyrus' Twitter
Welp, it was just a matter of time until Miley Cyrus went completely topless for all to see. The signs were there: the pasties she wore to promote Unplugged, her Rolling Stone cover, her totally naked W cover where she uses a pillow as a coverup. The list goes on. As it turns out, Miley lost her pillow and went full-on topless—no pasties this time—for W. Fittingly, in the wee hours of the night, she tweeted a picture of her back in her bed, topless, and next to the photographers who took the portrait with the caption, “Coming soon in @wmag ‘bedtime portraits by @mertalass & @macpiggott’ so xxxited check it out to 2 the real deal.” We can’t begin to guess how the other “bedtime” portraits turned out?
Emma Watson for 'Wonderland.'
Photo: Wonderland magazine
There are only, like, two or three people on the planet who don't already want to be IRL friends with Emma Watson, and after they get a load of her Wonderland interview—in which she spills about her social anxieties and wondering if she should apply for an internship—she'll probably be getting a certificate for being a BFF in the mail. The girl is just innately lovable and sweet as pie.
On the flip side, the accompanying fashion editorial—which seems to go with the first of her dual covers, the one Em herself describes as "Afro Prada Bruiser"—suggests there's also latent sultriness to the ex-Hermione Granger. She's always seemed wise beyond her years, but now, her vamped-up wardrobe and smoldering eyes finally seem to be catching up. For starters, Emma channels her inner biker babe in a Diesel Tribute minidress constructed of patched leather. With its zip-up front and tiny straps, this dress is a far cry from Hogwarts' strict dress code.
Rita Ora for Material Girl
Photo: Courtesy of Material Girl
If you're in major need of a pick-me-up on this icy day, might we suggest peeping Rita Ora's brand new Material Girl campaign? (The polar vortex better watch its back, because these pics are HOT.) While the Fall 2013 campaign for Madonna's clothing line with her daughter, Lola, featured Rita posted up alongside prominent London landmarks, the Spring 2014 portfolio is all about Miami! Rita shows off the new collection as she struts down Ocean Drive and leans on vintage cars, and the clothes definitely reflect her summery attitude.
Lady Gaga on the March cover of 'Harper's Bazaar.'
Photo: Harper's Bazaar
After being noticeably absent from our lives thus far in 2014, Lady Gaga has resurfaced on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. While we've missed the multi-outfit days of November, between the spread and interview, there is a ton of fashion in this piece. There's prob enough to tide us over for, like, at least a week.
The spread was shot by Gaga BFF Terry Richardson, and on the cover she rocks a short blonde 'do and no shirt. She's not Miley-level nekkid—she has on a sparkly Saint Laurent jacket. And after staring at this picture for a few minutes, I'm honestly not sure what you could wear under that jacket, so no shirt seems pretty reasonable, IMHO.
Looks from the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Spring 2014 collection
Lauren Conrad is a master of time management. Seriously, I'm convinced she's found a way to squeeze more than 24 hours out of each day. How else to explain her ability to run a lifestyle empire, plan a wedding, AND design a super-cute spring line for her LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's collection? It seems like only yesterday that Conrad was rolling out a slew of new outfits for the retail chain (OK, technically, it was December, but that wasn't THAT long ago), and now she's back with more new clothes that just may force us to dust off our flip-flops a tad prematurely.
Kira on 'Teen Wolf.'
OK, I'm not entirely sure what went down on last night's Teen Wolf, but I liked it. It was filled to the brim with action! No one has faced more ~drama~ in four episodes than Kira. The girl can't catch a break. As her romance with Scott continues to blossom, and as she absorbs all the power in Beacon Hills (NBD), we've been keeping a close eye on her style. Last week we noticed her superhero leggings and this week we were like, "Hold up. This is not the first athletic jersey-inspired look our young kitsune has worn." And, in fact, it's not!
Beyonce and Rita Ora go head-to-head.
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Given Beyonce and Rita Ora’s penchant for up-and-coming designers, and their masterful ability to pull off both quirky streetwear and red carpet glitz, it’s somewhat amazing that they haven’t stepped out wearing the same thing more than twice. The first look they shared was Norma Kamali’s logo-emblazoned motocross outfit, which Bey wore in the video for “Pretty Hurts.” Now they’re both repping Karl Lagerfeld’s tartan biker jacket.