Emma Watson is better than you.
Dear Emma Watson, how are you so fly? The Bling Ring star took to the skies (see what we did there?) earlier this week, en route to the Cannes Film Festival, in what we will unequivocally say is the best travel look we have ever seen. Get out your pen and paper, guys, because this is some serious learning time. Now, I don't know about you, but our airport steelo goes a little something like this: leggings, thick socks, t-shirt, the biggest flannel we can find, and whatever cumbersome boots we're bringing on our trip, preferably with all of the laces. It's not a cute look for sleeping in, let alone wearing out in public, but you know what, it works? Emma on the other hand? Her travel style includes one of the most flattering white dresses we have ever seen on a human being ever, dark wayfarers, some easy to remove but still cool ankle boots, and an incredible amount of glamorous confidence. She just screams movie star, right?
Demi Lovato on "Demi Lovato: Live From MTV."
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BRB guys. We're just STILL having a heart attack (get it?) from Demi Lovato gracing our offices with her radiant presence yesterday.The golden-throated pop star stopped by our Times Square headquarters less than 24 hours ago to chat LIVE with MTV News' Christina Garibaldi and a few lucky Lovatics in celebration of the official release of her brand new album DEMI. Along with talking about her eponymously titled record, Miss Lovato played a few DEMI themed games, including one with a similar idea as Pictionary that went hilariously awry. Apparently, our girl D, like us, has a pretty lewd sense of humor, but it's her ability to balance that with looking totally poised and professional that makes us love her so much.
Rihanna showed off her new lighter weave last night in LA.
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Whew, anyone else feeling tired?! It's only Wednesday, and it's already been a whirlwind week in Rihanna-land, between her "#CCcertified" Kaiser tee, her new River Island sneak peek video and then, less than 24 hours ago, the campaign itself. Not to mention, those photos that surfaced yesterday of the singer rocking a platinum bob! Although the 'do later turned out to be a wig, that's not the only hair change RiRi has up her sleeve these days. Last night, she sent L.A. paparazzi into a frenzy with her brand new long, glossy, blonde weave. With a reverse ombré hue and Barbie-worthy waves, let's just cut to the chase and say we're officially obsessed.
Nicole Richie and Ben Lyons help their friend Erin Foster pick out a first date look.
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OH, the age-old "girl-cute" vs "boy-cute" debate. Especially among the more fashionably inclined, there's often a disconnect between what ladies and their friends think is super cute and what the boys that date them are into for their ladies. Whether you're a staunch follower of The Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine, or more of a girly girl, you've surely been party to an "are overalls fun or fugly" convo or two. This makes getting ready for dates (be they first or otherwise) REALLY hard! Nicole Richie understands, and addresses this difficult, serious topic in her new episode of #CandidlyNicole. You want to look cool, but you don't want to look, you know, like an art piece or anything #balance. Also, harem pants. Don't do it. Nicole actually suggests waiting until a man is "legally bound" to you before you break out those bad boys, but we have to say, we think it's important that you show your partner your true colors before then because: honesty. ANYWAY, Nicole's friend, film critic and Extra host Ben Lyons is brought in as dude consult to help ladyfriend and fellow comedienne (who you may remember as Marissa Cooper's enemy Heather from The O.C.) Erin Foster pick out a look for a first date. Obviously, hilarity ensues.
Solange in the June/July issue of "Complex".
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It doesn't matter whether she's rocking brick print suits in her music video for "Losing You" or breathing new life into tired festival fashion at SXSW, Solange Knowles looks good in pretty much everything. Seriously, though, has this girl EVER had a bad outfit? *crickets* Yeah, that's what we thought. So given her fashion cred, it should come as a surprise to pretty much nobody that the über-talented younger Knowles sister has landed herself yet another magazine cover, this time for Complex. The publication's self-proclaimed "sexy but classy cover shoot" shows Solange sporting her signature red-orange lipstick and gazing straight up against the bold blue background. The minimalist profile shot is compelling enough on its own, but flip inside the issue and it gets even better, like Solange lounging upon plastic-covered chairs in colorblocked separates. See even more awesomeness below!
Carrie Underwood on the June cover of Marie Claire.
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I don't know if there really is something different about southern girls, but Carrie Underwood is sure turning on the southern charm on the June cover of Marie Claire magazine. The American Idol champ and SIX TIME Grammy winner posed in a sun drenched shoot for the mag, inspiring our yearnings for summer with her glowing shock of white blonde hair and bright graphic shift. Carrie toes the line between good girl and bad, looking ready to take off in her red convertible at any second, leaving you blinking in the dust. Although we might see Carrie as all glitter and country sparkle, the accompanying interview reveals a grit and sass that her exterior doesn't even begin to suggest.
Selena Gomez for "InStyle" magazine.
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OK, so we ALREADY had a mild freakout when Selena Gomez's June InStyle cover finally hit our eyeballs last week—but you guys, the "Come & Get It" singer isn't through with her InStyle takeover just yet! In this brand new video, the magazine goes behind the scenes of the photoshoot and gets the scoop on her personal style and unexpected shopping obsessions, straight from Sel herself! She dishes on her favorite look from the spread, that amaze patterned Kenzo ensemble above, which she loves because it's SO different from her normal steez. "I never do prints in my personal style or red carpet, so I thought it would be fun for me to do prints for this," she spills in the clip, "I always like to change it up for different photoshoots."
Katy Perry has played all of the biggest stages in the world, has performed for the President, and a whole host of other things that would make us quake in our boots with terror, but we'd be willing to wager that she still gets a touch butterflies before a REALLY big show. OK so maybe she has her game face down pat (there wasn't a hint of stage fright in her pre-show ritual as shown in her Part Of Me doc), but singing a duet with the Rolling Stones? If Katy didn't get a little nervous, she might just be a robot. The singer joined Mick and Keith on stage at their Las Vegas tour stop, and brought that rock star somethin' somethin' in an all-leather bustier and mini skirt combo. Holding her own singing the Stones' classic "Beast Of Burden," Katy's down-to-there sweetheart neckline bustier, with thick ties up the front, and a bright print on the skirt, was classic KP, with a definite old school rock twist.
Demi Lovato lets her hair down for her Wango Tango performance.
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We know Demi Lovato is a master of switching up her beauty look. One day she could be feeling a bold brow and brunette top knot, the next day, she's makeup-less with new shoulder-length hair. Welp, the recently blonde Demi is at it again, this time confining her beauty acrobatics to ONE NIGHT: Saturday's Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles! Demi started her night at the SoCal summer music kick-off with a sweepy, sophisticated updo on the red carpet. It perfectly showcased her pristine, porcelain skin and that KILLER smoky eye situation. But when D hit the stage later in the night, she opted for a different hairstyle than the one she arrived with.
Hayley Williams at the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show this weekend.
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Anyone who's seen her all-orange MAC makeup collab already knows that Hayley Williams is a TOTAL daredevil when it comes to her onstage performance makeup. If you ask us, the flame-haired singer is one of the few people in the world who can rock bright coral eyeshadow and tangerine lipstick—together!—and not look like she got ready in the dark. In fact, she manages to look, well, unexpectedly awesome?! But leave it to the Paramore frontwoman to push the beauty boundaries yet again this weekend, swapping classic makeup go-tos like winged eyeliner for smudgy paint splashed all over her face and arms. During Paramore's epic performance at Radio 104.5's birthday show in New Jersey, it's honestly hard to tell which was more attention-grabbing: the band's high-flying rendition of "Misery Business," or Hayley's bright blue face paint across her eyes. Who knows, she might be taking cues from previous face paint offenders like Lady Gaga or Ke$ha or even classic icons like David Bowie, but Hayley's clearly owning the look herself.