Pieces from Katy Perry's Claire's collection.
Anyone who has ever shopped at Claire's knows that it is the one-stop shop for fun and colorful accessories. So it made perfect sense when Katy Perry—the most fun and colorful human in the world—announced that she was going to design a collection for the store. Ever since we heard this fabulous bit of news a few months ago, we've been trying to imagine the holographic bling Katy would bring to the table. Would there be Egyptian necklaces? Prism earrings? Jungle-cat rings? It's been keeping us up at night, to be honest.
Well, stop imagining and start looking, my friends. Claire's just released a sneak peek of Katy's Prism collection, and it's like a dream come true. It looks like the line is a mix of prismatic shine and "Roar" jungle vibes (everyone knows Katy loves a good theme). In the sparkle department, we get bedazzled bobby pins, a charm bracelet, and a huge Prism pendant necklace, all sticking to the triangular motif of Katy's Prismatic World Tour. There are also nameplate-esque necklaces, only instead of names, they say "Roar" and "Champion." I can't tell what the middle one says, but I'm guessing, like, "Tiger" or "Fighter."
Lorde on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
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There’s something different about Lorde’s Teen Vogue cover. *Squints eyes, cocks head* Oh right! Lorde is wearing a whole lot of color. The 17-year-old alt-pop wunderkind is glowing on her latest magazine cover, where she’s styled in an orange-and-red plaid top from Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 collection—a pivot from her typically goth, mostly monotone M.O. Lorde’s softer makeup—a light smoky eye finished with silver shadow and a natural lip (not her signature purple shade)—is another departure that we can get behind.
Lorde opens up in her profile about the unrealistic beauty ideals placed on pop stars—and, she hopes, their eventual disappearance. "There are a lot of expectations in this industry about looking a certain way and having a certain kind of appeal," she says. "I am feminine, but I really love dressing in boys' clothes too. I guess that's why I get labeled as 'the grumpy girl,' because I don't play into that."
Sky Ferreira on set for 'I Blame Myself.'
Are shoppable music videos the wave of the future? Some people might think that. OK, it's me—I think that. Considering the blurring divide between editorial and commerce, and fashion and music, the video genre seems primed to take off. There’s also the fact that music videos are really expensive and, as they’ve become more and more about the clothing, getting killer looks for them can be a budgetary hurdle, especially if you’re an emerging artist without designers lining up to loan you looks.
Online retailer Ssense is making a case for the shoppable music video, along with their partner System magazine. First they teamed up with Iggy Azalea when she was a wee spitfire back in 2012 on the video for “I Think She Ready.” (As we noted last week when her Revolve campaign was announced, Iggy is kind of a pioneer in this realm.) Now, they’re working with another artist at the forefront of the intersection of music and fashion, Sky Ferreira, on the video for her new single “I Blame Myself.”
Here at MTV Style we get really excited when the worlds of music and fashion meet, so Coachella is like a homecoming of sorts, where everyone tries a little harder and flaunts their style, whether they’re turning up their usual look or testing out some riskier #FASHUN. With a star-studded lineup and killer surprise guest list, it’s safe to say that this year Coachella had some of its most eye-catching moments yet—and this was only Weekend One.
Katy Perry at Coachella 2014.
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Katy Perry didn’t perform but she was (easily) spotted around the festival all weekend long—who could miss her with that new slime-green hair? Obv, Katy didn’t wear a flower crown; she already had a lot going on in the hair department. Katy showed that her green 'do is actually more versatile than you’d think, pairing it with a very ladylike black-and-white ensemble and a turquoise pencil skirt and matching crop top.
Iggy Azalea x Revolve clothing, coming soon.
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Blink and you might have missed Revolve’s cameo in the Clueless-themed video for Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy.” The online retailer played the very important role of providing the closet-organizing app for Iggy. As it turns out, their appearance in the video was more than just your run-of-the-mill product placement and a reminder that a closet organizing app needs to exist. (If you know of any good apps Cher would approve of, please holler this way.) It was IRL foreshadowing that Iggy and Revolve would team up. The Aussie rapper is slated to be the next face of the brand.
Lorde performing at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony.
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There were two remarkable things about Lorde singing with Nirvana at the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night. First of all, the 17-year-old singer was born two years AFTER Kurt Cobain's death (also, literal teen spirit). Secondly, she ditched her typically all-black attire for a curveball colorful ensemble—and it all worked perfectly. Going with her familiar wardrobe of dark, grungy pieces would have been a little bit too on-the-nose for her performance of 1993's "All Apologies." And as for the bubblegum-pink choice, it helped highlight Nirvana's very, very awesome decision to invite only female stars (Joan Jett, St. Vincent, and Kim Gordon) to sing in Cobain's stead. Feminist and unexpected? Yep, sounds like Lorde fit right in with Nirvana's iconic image.
If you've ever wanted an idea of what it's like to go shopping with Fifth Harmony, you're in luck. While last summer we followed the ladies shopping for themselves before their first VMAs, they've recently shared their shopping skills with a fan, and we were there to see it all go down. We also sat down with the ladies to talk about their style icons, and they're more disparate than you might think!
Kiernan Shipka for 'Vanity Fair.'
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I will never NOT be surprised that Kiernan Shipka is only 14 years old. Maybe it's because she fits in so well with the 1960s setting of Mad Men. But more likely, it's because her personal style is already more mature and high-fashion than most adults in the entertainment industry. She always (ALWAYS) kills it on the red carpet, and now, in this month's issue of Vanity Fair, she brings that same glamorous flair to a retro-themed photo spotlight. She even showed up to the interview looking flawless—a vintage Céline sweater, drop-waist Rag & Bone skirt, black ankle boots, and pink Miu Miu purse. Like...what??? I guess Kiernan is the one girl in the history of the world who hasn't had to go through an awkward preteen phase #blessed.
Demi Lovato' hair: before and after.
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Demi Lovato has undergone a lot of hair changes in the past few months. First, she traded in her blonde hair for bright blue. Her blue 'do got its 15 seconds on the cover of Nylon, but it wasn't long until she moved on to bright pink hair for her Neon Lights Tour. Then, out of seemingly nowhere, Demi went and Skrillexed herself. She buzzed a chunk of hair above her left ear off, posted the photo to Instagram, and captioned it "Oops?"
It's safe to say when it comes to Demi and her hair, we expect the unexpected. But this new change is one we suuuriously didn't see coming. After teasing her new hair on Twitter for, like, four hours, Demi finally revealed the big news—she's back to brunette.
Lauren Conrad modeling her April collection for Kohl's.
They say that April showers bring May flowers, but Lauren Conrad is WAY ahead of schedule. She hopped on board the floral train all the way back in February when she launched her Kohl's Spring 2014 collection—always ahead of the curve, that one. The line's springy patterns and airy fabrics made us forget about being in the middle of winter completely. LC introduced even MORE pieces from her collection on her website today, and we're getting major feels of seasonal déjà vu. Just as the collection's first pieces made us fast-forward to springtime, these new items make us feel like we're already frolicking in the summer sunshine. I guess being a talented fashion designer isn't enough for Lauren—she had to go and master the art of time travel, as well. *hair flip*