Katy Perry and a giant bottle of her Killer Queen fragrance.
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ZOMG, Y'ALL. Just when we thought Katy Perry was all tied up in makin' music and drinking Red Bulls with Sia in the studio, she drops a maaaaajor morsel of news concerning her style empire. After taking a year or so to focus her beauty endeavors on false eyelashes, Katy will be coming out with a brand new FRAGRANCE! The pop powerhouse teased the announcement last night via Twitter with a photo of the bottle in some sort of scepter situation with the accompanying caption: "OK! I have been working on my 3rd fragrance for over a year & want to unveil the look NOW! What do u think?!" Ummm, do you even have to ask?? WE. LOVE. IT. Granted, we haven't actually smelled it yet, but judging from KP's past work, we're confident she won't disappoint.
Rihanna in Chanel and the collection of swag I keep at my desk.
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I have a very special relationship with Rihanna merch. First of all, it only seems fair that I tell you that as I write this post I'm wearing a pair of white Skullcandy headphones branded with Rihanna's Unapologetic artwork, and when I write our publishing lineup in the morning, it's in a notebook emblazoned with the same 'R,' all courtesy of the swag bag I got when Mary H.K. Choi and I were
imprisoned on a plane with a bunch of lunatics flown around the world by the nice people at Island Def Jam. I also own a pair of socks with Rihanna's face on them. Basically, if you looked at me right now, you would think I was a major Rihanna stan, and even, maybe, a bit of a creep. But I think I've earned my stripes as a bona-fide member of the Rihanna Navy on the 777 Tour, so whatever haters, dress me up in overall crop tops and RiRi Woo, because I'm about it. As the release of the 777 Tour documentary—also known as the moment you get to see certain MTV Style contributors sleeping with their mouths open on national television—inches ever closer (it airs on Fox, Monday May 6th, lord help us all), and Mary and I prepare to attend Rihanna's Diamonds tour at Barclay's Center, I feel like I need to share some of my Rihanna swag knowledge with you, Internet. Because you're going to want to show your RiRi pride while you're hip-thrusting along to "Phresh Out The Runway" and sobbing to "Stay," trust.
Beyonce getting ready to hit the stage for her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
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Beyonce and her mom, Tina Knowles, have a relationship (specifically in regards to style) that I have never and likely will never enjoy. Don't get me wrong, my mom and I are like besties. Practically Gilmore Girls status. But when I was much, much younger, my mom would try to push clothes on me at the mall, and every time I would, regrettably, shut her down. "Wanna try these flares?" I'm actually more into tapered denim, but thanks. "What about this Calvin Klein blouse?" Nah, mom. You know I love ill-fitting ribbed t-shirts with embroidered appliques. (ADAKDFJLAGK WHY??) Bey and Miss Tina, on the other hand, are the fortunate players in a symbiotic mother-daughter style relationship. To the point where Mrs. Carter will let (honestly, she probably REQUESTS) Mama Knowles consult heavily on her custom designer tour wardrobe. UK publication Grazia Daily recently got a chance to chat with Tina about her daughter's world tour togs, and the ensuing interview was every bit as informative as we'd hope. Check out the 5 things we learned from their chat below!
Florence Welch, Nina Dobrev, and Andre Leon Talley at The Great Gatsby Premiere.
A sparkling collar here, all over baroque shimmer there, iridescent separates—opulent outfits were de rigueur at last night's premiere of The Great Gatsby, with attendees taking a thematic approach and dressing as though they could be attending one of the title character's infamous parties. Interestingly enough, the film's stars kept things a little more subdued, albeit classic, but more on that later. The most obvious trend of the night was embellishment, with jewels, embroidery, and metallic fabrics causing some serious oohs and aahs. Florence Welch took to the red carpet in a dramatic navy Miu Miu gown with a jeweled collar, matching tie and a slit up to there. She let the dress do most of the talking by keeping her bright red hair back in a loose bun, and wearing minimal makeup. Nina Dobrev took the baroque approach, wearing a body-con Versace sheath, gold Rupert Sanderson heels, Susan Foster drop earrings and her hair in loose, modern waves. And finally, our king of the night Andre Leon Talley took to the carpet in an iridescent gold tunic top, purple pants in the same shiny fabric and, of course, a pair of black Uggs with a red monogram. While it wasn't a traditional premiere look, ALT's flashy getup was certainly in keeping with Gatsby's themes of excess and luxury. Not to mention his arm candy: Andre had none other than Anna Wintour, resplendent in all-white, by his side.
Katy Perry in New York on May 1.
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We've been obsessed with Katy Perry's springy ensembles as of late. Whether she's hangin' at the White House Correspondents' Dinner or attending a Smurfs 2 premiere, girl continues to ba-ring her sartorial gorgeousness with every summery frock she wears. But we have a bone to pick with you Ms. P—what's up with all the blue?! Last week, she wore three blue dresses in one day; Tuesday she sported an all-blue ensemble while shoe shopping with Tommy Hilfiger; and yesterday she wore two floral blue frocks in a single evening.
Nicole Richie dons protective glasses as she awaits the laser.
Nicole Richie is HILARIOUS. She got her start on reality TV alongside bestie Paris Hilton on The Simple Life, and has proven her on-screen style savvy as a mentor on NBC's Fashion Star alongside Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos. Not that we had ANY questions about Nicole's style smarts—she is the design mastermind behind House Of Harlow 1960, Winter Kate, AND an eponymous Macy's line, not to mention a street style staple. Combining her gifts for humor and sartorial flair, Nicole is back on the small screen with her new AOL webseries #CandidlyNicole, based on her irreverent Twitter feed, and we have to say, it has us in stitches. In the first episode, Nicole pays a visit to Dr. Tattoff (not his real name, but don't tell Nicole that), to inquire about having an unfortunate piece of body artwork removed. Listen, we're not going to judge anyone's youthful indiscretions, but we agree that maybe a cross tramp stamp isn't the look a stylin' mother of two is going for. Nicole chats with the good doctor, as well as with some of her fellow prisoners of bad decisions, who are in the market to remove tats as classic(ally bad) as twin cherries or as confusing as a neck tattoo that says "TIMETRAVELER" but "everyone thinks it says 'Timberlake.'" Ummmmmm, good luck with that. Nicole actually has NINE tattoos, but she isn't looking to get all of them removed "just the embarrassing ones."
It's no secret that Emmy Rossum rules the small screen each week as Fiona Gallagher on Showtime's comedy Shameless (if you haven't seen it yet, start watching now!). However, if you've been lucky enough to catch the actress belting it out in flicks like Phantom of the Opera, then you know that she's also got a MAJOR set of musical pipes. And trust us when we say her vocal talent isn't just movie magic, either. Emmy's a classically trained singer, and her new album Sentimental Journey comes stocked with unique covers of classic songs spanning from the 1920s all the way to the '60s. Yep, what's old is officially new again, and a music project like this one calls for an equally retro music video look. Whether it's raiding flea markets or using old costumes from the eras to give the vids like "These Foolish Things" an authentic appeal, Emmy's a total vintage fashion PRO.
Florence Welch, Katy Perry, and Carey Mulligan at "Dress Gatsby".
It's unfortunate that the word 'timeless' is so overused, because there are some things that really deserve the designation. Miuccia Prada's designs are one of those truly timeless things, and that fact has never been more apparent than at the opening of "Dress Gatsby" at the Prada flagship store in New York City. Showcasing the 40 dresses costume designer Catherine Martin hand-picked for the pivotal party scenes in The Great Gatsby, the exhibit was a chance for party goers to see some of the modern designs that fit so seamlessly into the period piece, proving that anachronism is truly in the eye of the beholder. Although the gilded gowns were designed in and for the modern day, they don't pull you out of the roaring '20s feel of the film for a moment (at least from what we've been able to gather from the trailer). Also showcasing the sleek lines and delicate details of Prada's designs were some of the event's attendees, who ranged from those intimately acquainted with the Gatsby dresses—the film's star Carey Mulligan—to soundtrack contributor Florence Welch and, of course, celebs who are fans of the label, like Katy Perry, who broke up the crowd clad in minimal black in a graphic, muted purple floral dress with black and white detailing.
Miley Cyrus for "V" Magazine.
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We may STILL be reeling off of Miley Cyrus' TWO ELLE UK covers, but the platinum pixie-headed girl isn't stopping there on her quest to plaster her mug all over your newsstands. Hot on the heels of the ELLE UK release, V Magazine has revealed Billy Ray's little girl as their Summer 2013 cover girl. Not once, not even twice, but THREE. TIMES. *wipes sweat from upper lip* PHEW!
Unless you live in a vacuum bubble that seals off contact to all things nostalgic and AWESOME, you've probably heard that TLC IS REUNITING. And not only that, reportedly, T-Boz and Chilli are linking back up with the late great Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes via digital projections of precious archival performance footage (no Tupac hologram, guys) for a full-fledged reunion TOUR. One of the most iconic and prolific girl groups of the '90s will reassemble this July at VH1's Mixtape Festival, and we CAN'T. WAIT. In fact, we're so on the edge of our seats about this that we're already picking out what outfits we'll wear to the show—inspired by the ladies themselves, of course. Check 'em out below, and no, they don't include this No Scrubs tee or this votive candle. We don't remove those from the shrine.
A TLC reunion tour is a definite cause to go a little "crazy."
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This is not to say that overalls are "crazy." On quite the contrary, we LOVE THEM. But pairing these acid wash overalls ($155.00) with a banana print crop top ($37.41), printed multi-color sneaker wedges ($88.00), and tying a seriously VIBRANT orange layering crewneck ($36.11) around your waist? That veers you right into crazytown. (No, erm, not that Crazy Town.) Top it all off with a pair of oil slick lensed Jeepers Peepers ($29.93), two raver pigtail buns, and maybe a condom or three attached to your ensemble, and you're "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"-extra ready!