Ariana Grande for 'Notion' Magazine.
Photo: 'Notion' Magazine
What’s cuter than Ariana Grande on any given day? Aside from like, a bathtub filled with puppies, not a whole lot. Actually, after seeing the new cover of Notion magazine, we take that back. Dressed in a textured, black-and-white bustier crop-top and flared black skirt, Grande gets the cartoon treatment with illustrated embellishments from emerging artist, Hattie Stewart. OK, so, correction: the only thing cuter than Ariana Grande on any given day is now Ariana Grande surrounded by doe-eyed cartoon faces. (Sorry, puppies.)
T-Boz and Chilli for 'V' Magazine.
Photo: V Magazine
TLC is B-A-C-K and TBH, they look like they haven't aged a day since the '90s. Earlier this month, we got to talk to Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas about costuming for their recently-released biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, and they told us that the process was actually pretty easy—thanks to their ability to preserve original outfits from the golden days and the current resurgence of '90s style. V Magazine got to chat with the duo as well, and the mag gave us the exclusive on some choice quotes from their forthcoming interview with the R&B legends.
When Iggy Azalea started posting photos of Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil this AM, we had a sneaking suspicion she’d be devoting her Halloween costume to the devilish Disney villain. But TBH, we were NOT prepared for how totally and completely committed she’d be to bringing her costume to life. The split-color wig, of course, was a given. (Although, we must say, Iggy’s looks especially voluminous.) And the black-and-white duds? We expected those, too. (Although, that fur coat looks pretty legit and her silver accessories are a nice touch.) But the living, breathing Dalmatian and the IRL Panther De Ville (actual name) as her ride? Consider our minds blown.
YAAS, Ellen! YAAS! Man, the Halloween costume competition is getting STIFF this year, you guys. Just when we thought Miley Cyrus as Lil’ Kim couldn’t be beat, Ellen DeGeneres brings THIS noise to the table and we. Are. DYING. *slow claps* I mean, let’s be real: if your name is Ellen and you were thinking about dressing up in a costume this year, you should probably just go ahead and throw in the towel. (JK, Ellens of the world! You're gonna be great!) But seriously, Ellen DeGeneres as Nicki Minaj on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is pretty much the best EVAAAR.
Lady Gaga in London.
Photo: Splash News
Working in Times Square on Halloween can be confusing, because it’s like, "Oh, look! Everyone’s wandering around in costumes." But wait—are these people in costumes because it’s Halloween, or are they wearing costumes because it’s just another day in Times Square? IDK. Same goes for Lady Gaga. Case and point, the photo above: is she channeling geisha style because it’s ~finally~ Halloween, or is her Asian-ish get-up just another outfit in her over-the-top wardrobe? Again, IDK. But regardless, that giant conch-shaped parasol is pretty great, and we definitely appreciate the nod to "Venus" in the form of a new prop.
Lady Gaga in Louis Vuitton SS14.
Photo: via Louis Vuitton
Being in London has certainly inspired Lady Gaga to try out some new looks, especially in the head accessory department. The Brits do love their headgear (Royal Wedding fascinators, anyone?), so she's in good company. Last week, we saw her debut a merkin mask, which completely covered her face and head. Then, she took on a more "natural" look, sporting what looked like a corn husk headband. Then, yesterday, on her way into film The Graham Norton Show, she recycled an outfit, wearing a DOPE hat that she also showed off a few weeks prior. How she emerged from filming the show, though, is an entirely different story.
Is Hannah Montana due for a comeback?
Could it be?! Will Miley Cyrus resurrect Hannah Montana this weekend for Halloween?! She's yet to wear a costume this year (that astronaut suit from the "Real And True" music video doesn't count), and by the looks of some recent photos the singer posted on Twitter of her trying on long, flowing hair, we’re thinking the answer is a solid maybe. The first brown wig posted is awfully reminiscent of her Disney alter-ego's dirty blonde locks—though, she'd need to add some heavy bangs to get it exactly right. But if she's going for impact, a throwback ode to her former tween self would certainly be a shock. WAY more shocking than any costume she could ever come up with that's devoid of clothing. (Been there, seen that.)
Lady Gaga arrives at 'The Graham Norton Show.'
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*GASP!* It's true, Little Monsters. Lady Gaga recycles outfits from her wardrobe, too! OK, maybe not the muppet moo moos or the toliet paper gowns or the tulle see-through fairy dresses of her wardrobe (not yet, at least—because TBH, they just wouldn't be quite as mind-blowing the second time around), but a hat and some shoes here and there? It's actually pretty refreshing, IMHO.
Yesterday, Gagaloo was snapped in London on her way into The Graham Norton Show, and we were like, WHOA! Gaga looks ... NORMAL! (By Gaga standards, anyway.) Mother Monster went pantless in a weather-appropriate flannel shirt, tucked her dark, OMG ~natural~ strands up into a hat and wore (duh) ginormous platformed, patent leather, lace-up, stiletto boots. (Like we said, this is "normal" by Gaga standards.) Now, where did we last see this look again?
Ciara and her 15-carat stunner.
Photo: Getty Images
Dudes of the world, the ante has officially been upped. Over the weekend, Ciara got the Kim Kardashian treatment when her rapper-producer boyfriend, Future, proposed on the same day as her 28th birthday celebration. (She said yes!) And, if the engagement ring is any indication, the couple's future together will be really, really, REALLY bright. Ciara showed off the 15-carat Avianne & Co. rock at a Moët & Chandon event in Houston last night (also in celebration of her birthday), where her dramatic, high-slit Alon Livne gown took a serious back seat to the stunning bling on her left hand.
Lady Gaga steps out in London.
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Welp, it looks like Lady Gaga is officially infected, you guys. Remember that pale powder rash she had on her legs in Berlin? Now it's spread to her face and appears to have taken a serious turn for Kabuki. Either that, or we should all be really concerned about her lack of melatonin intake. She has been working awfully hard lately, running around the world in support of ARTPOP/carrying large blocks of fur on her shoulders/traipsing through Europe barefoot. Or maybe this is just her ~actual~ Halloween costume? Tons of celebs dressed up this weekend and this could totally be Gagaloo's DIY-version of like, the White Queen or something. Although, does Halloween really even exist in the weird world of Lady Gaga?