Nicki Minaj modeling looks from her Kmart collection.
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
So long, marketing campaign! Nicki Minaj and her Kmart collection don't need ya because Instagram exists, and that's where Nicki posted 13 pictures previewing her upcoming collection. Minaj debuted some of the looks IRL last week at New York Fashion Week: she wore her starry-print leggings and cropped turtleneck to Jeremy Scott's show and her slashed acid-wash jeans to perform for Alexander Wang's after-party, but it wasn't until she posted a deluge of pics yesterday that we were able to get a full idea of what to expect from the collection as a unit.
Of the 11 looks Nicki posted yesterday, six are dresses and five are matching tops and bottoms. There are both long and short-sleeved crop tops, skirts, pants, leggings, and jackets: Nicki has you covered on every front.
Harry Styles and Rihanna in a matching print.
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Sound the alarm: Harry Styles and Rihanna are fashion twins. Yep, the British boybander and Bajan babe both have an affinity for cartoon hands holding cigarettes. Who knew? Well, I'm not saying that Harry Styles definitely reads this blog, but I am saying that yesterday I pointed out his hilarious hand games in the front row at the House of Holland London Fashion Week show and today he's wearing hands printed on his shirt. Read the signs: I know I am.
Iggy Azalea on the cover of "Complex" Magazine.
Photo: Complex Magazine
Just as we were getting ready to say goodbye to summer, Complex magazine goes and releases a summery, Hawaiian-themed cover and spread featuring Iggy Azalea. Now we won't be able to leave summer behind until the magazine leaves stands in November. SUMMER 4EVER, Y'ALL. The colorful cover features a naked Iggy (*GASP* SCANDAL!) on a bed of flower leis, a few of which are strategically placed to cover some crucial areas. If this cover doesn't make you want to drench your bed in flower petals and then roll around in them, nothing ever will.
Rihanna in custom Alexander Wang.
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The first celeb to step out in pieces from Alexander Wang's new collection? Rihanna, duh. Of course, pieces straight from the runway aren't even #swag enough for Rih; she's been photographed showing off custom pieces. How's that for turnaround time? Maybe when you hang out with a designer at #PhashionWeek, he expedites your pieces? It def seems that way.
Last week, four days after the Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2014 show, Rihanna stepped out in a pink "Parental Advisory" sweatshirt which wasn't on the Wang runway. On the runway was a white sweatshirt with sheer panels, the "Parental Advisory" logo strategically placed to keep the look PG. Rih paired her Phresh Out The Runway sweatshirt with black leather pants and a white leather baseball cap. She wore white Manolo Blahnik pumps, which is too bad, because Alexander Wang debuted some new shoes at his show that go perfectly with the "Parental Advisory" sweatshirt. Could it be that Rihanna can't get multiple pieces from this brand new collection?
Miley Cyrus on the cover of Harper's BAZAAR's October issue.
Photo: Terry Richardson for Harper's BAZAAR
In the past several days, Miley Cyrus has been both everywhere and nowhere at all. #DeepThoughts. The 20-year-old singer hasn’t been publicly photographed since the 12th, but reports that she’s gone back to being a brunette set the internet ablaze on the 13th, when a fan-made video showing Cyrus with a noticeably darker ‘do emerged in Paris. (Sadly, the original video in question was recorded on the 10th, and Miley was definitely blonde two days after that. We do detective work on the side over here, BTW. Inquire within.) So, yeah. She’s been M.I.A. for four days now, which is basically like, YEARS in interweb-time. Thankfully, Harper’s Bazaar is here to hold us over 'til the next sighting with the release of their October cover (yes, different from the couture spread she did for the mag's September issue!), featuring an uncharacteristically covered-up Cyrus in a sleek and sexy Burberry Prorsum LBD.
Behind the scenes of Lady Gaga's "Elle" magazine photo shoot.
Photo: Elle Magazine
Just when you start to get used to a look on Lady Gaga, she switches it up on you again. We've been pretty much chronicling the every quick-change of Gagaloo's strawberry blonde, BIG, wavy "Botticelli Babe" 'do from every clam shell bra to bedazzled Versace jumpsuit to motion-restrictive Comme des Garçons. Only to have it all turned on its head with the release of her October cover for Elle magazine. Along with the dramatic cover which only features half of Gaga's face enveloped in a louche frame of green and black satin and white and pink furs, we were given a peek at two inside pages of the cover spread—both soft, ethereal, and taken creepily through windows from far away. Now, thanks to a behind-the-scenes video Gaga tweeted, the stalker-esque shoot gets some context.
Lady Gaga on the cover of 'Elle.'
Lady Gaga is racking up the magazine covers! She had not one, but four, for V Magazine, and now she's on the cover of the October issue of Elle, looking silky and furry. The silk sleeves of her dress are black at the top and green at the bottom, and they take up, like, over half of the cover. On top of Gaga's head is what looks like blonde hair, but alas, it is not! It's a Bjørg pony hair necklace that she's wearing as a headpiece. Head decoration doesn't end there, though: there's also a fluffy pink pom-pom which is, NO BIG DEAL, a pink raccoon-fur headpiece from Schiaparelli. Yup. That's two separate pieces on her head.
Rihanna is rollin’ it ALL out this month, y’all! First, we got Rogue: the “flirty, sensual Oriental” fourth signature scent from Miss Fenty—and now, we’ve been given access to both her brand new River Island clothing line AND the official ad for the latest installment in her RiRi <3 MAC makeup collab—in the SAME DAY! Basically, she’s making it really easy for members of her #NAVY to become walking Rih replicas (Rihplicas?), without having to deal with, like, a bunch of crazy plastic surgery. #aintnobodygottimeforthat #contouring
Rihanna in London, at the launch of her newest Rihanna x River Island collection.
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Another day, another opportunity for Rihanna to leave the house in a varsity jacket with no bra on underneath. Tuesday, amiright? Over the weekend Rih hit the New York pavement for a shirtless shopping spree, but she's in London now—different time zone—so she's allowed to repeat looks. And this outfit she wore to launch her Rihanna for River Island collabo is a whole lotta look. Let's break it down, shall we?
Rihanna does some casual shopping in Soho.
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No shirt, no problem! After partying with Nicki Minaj and Alexander Wang on Saturday night, Rihanna hit the streets of New York’s Soho neighborhood on Sunday for a little back-to-school lingerie shopping at Agent Provocateur, as you do. With only a single button separating Rih from an R-rated (heh) wardrobe malfunction, the singer sported an oversized black letterman jacket and nothing but her tattooed chestplate underneath. In the past, we’ve seen her rock a similar look with an itty-bitty crop-top peeking out, and there’s certainly not much of Miss Fenty we haven’t already seen on her Instagram, but girl! It was really windy in New York yesterday and accidents are bound to happen when the paps are in tow! Although, I guess when you’re carving time out of your day to shop solely for luxury bras, why bother wearing one at all? #HassleFree