Katy Perry performs "Part Of Me" at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
Katy Perry has been in talks with Paramount about making a 3-D concert movie, and finally, Katy herself confirmed last night via Twitter that Katy Perry: Part Of Me will drop this summer. Forgive our inability to contain our excitement, but AKLDFJGALKDF!!! Along with this meaning we'll experience something like sitting front row at a KP concert (in cushy theater seats, no less), Katy's incomparable tour wardrobe will be immortalized in 3-D! Details aren't clear at the moment whether the movie will feature her Candyfornia Tour or if Katy will film new concert footage for the flick, which leaves us with a grip of burning questions. What color will her hair be? How many quick changes will we witness? WILL THERE BE LATEX? Whatever ends up being featured in the final product, we can't wait to see her stylist Johnny Wujek's handiwork on the silver screen, the colossal projections of her Candyfornia stage spectacles, and Katy's technicolor locks flying at us with every hair-whipping movement.
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Rachel Korine, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson on the set of "Spring Breakers" in Florida.
Photo: Ashley Benson's Instagram
OK, ready to have your mind blown? Selena Gomez, Pretty Little Liar Ashley Benson, and Vanessa Hudgens are in a movie together called Spring Breakers that is currently shooting in Florida. (WE KNOW.) Oh, yes, and James Franco and Glee's Heather Morris are in it, too. Also, just to up the craymazing WOW factor, the film is written and directed by Harmony Korine, who pretty much changed the face of teen flicks with his hard-core '90s indie film Kids. There are so many exclamation points we're mentally inserting right here, but what we must discuss right now is this seemingly '90s on-set style. You guys, we spy denim overalls, mega ombre pink hair, and a MUST HAVE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-shirt. Also, accessories from Cracker Barrel.
An animated Christopher Lloyd and Tavi Gevinson in the animated short film "Cadaver."
Photo: Courtesy of Jonah D. Ansell/"Cadaver"
Just when we thought the multifaceted, preternaturally talented teen fashion blogger-slash-media-mogul Tavi Gevinson couldn't get any cooler or more diversely creative, she goes and does a film. Yes, an actual FILM. And that's not all, folks, she sings in this thing too. Oh, and did we mention it's animated? Seriously, there's nothing this gal can't do. Aside from running her teen site Rookie, interviewing her girl crushes, posing for French fashion mag covers, and going to high school every day like a normal sophomore, she has recently started appearing in motion pictures too. There was the cameo she made in pal Spencer Tweedy's music video, and now she stars in the new animated short film Cadaver, written and directed by filmmaker Jonah D. Ansell, who cast Tavi in one of his earlier short films. (Who knew she was an actress?!) Not only does Tavi do a fantastic voiceover job in this fantastical love story about a human cadaver that comes back to life, she sings one of the sweetest renditions of Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" we've ever heard. Um, can we just emphasize that Neil Young RARELY gives permission to any artists to record this song, and he personally gave Tavi permission. So, yeah, this is HUGE, y'all.
Amanda Seyfried on the set of "Lovelace."
Photo: Splash News
Since news of a Linda Lovelace biopic hit the wires, the storied role has undergone a musical chairs of actresses rumored/claiming to be playing the infamous adult actress. First Anna Faris, then Lohan, but now the cameras are rolling on the set of Lovelace, and the title role is played by none other than Amanda Seyfried. While it's much-discussed that portraying Deep Throat's leading lady will be quite the dark feat, we are glad that Amanda can at least find a bit of a bright spot in the funky, fun threads of this '70s era film.
Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games."
Photo: Capitol Couture/Courtesy of Lionsgate
It's a big day for the citizens of Panem (and all of us people here in the real world). For those of us who rabidly follow anything and everything related to the book series turned film franchise, The Hunger Games, we have much to celebrate as the Capitol Couture fashion site is ZOMG FINALLY LIVE! This is mayjah news, and not just for fans of the book and the upcoming film, but for anyone interested in marketing. Turning the out-there, post-apocalyptic fashion that is so integral to the story of The Hunger Games into a real, living/breathing Tumblr street style site is a work of genius. With one click, you've entered the world of the film and are rewarded with a profile on "Capitol-born style icon" Effie Trinket, aka Elizabeth Banks in all her pink-pastel Chinoiserie gloriousness. And beyond that, we're treated to nail art tips, street style shots of shoes (including TO DIE gold "vintage" Alexander McQueen heeled booties), and some sort of contest involving District Stylists. Holy Mockingjay, people, we are SO INTO THIS.
Elizabeth Olsen, Victoria Justice, and Liv Tyler at the Sundance Film Festival
Photo: Getty Images
The Sundance Film Festival kicked off this weekend, and as usual, the style spotting involved a parade of boots and cozy chic. If there's one event where celebs can throw some fun into their wardrobe while exuding total comfort and 'dorbsness, it's Sundance. And what better way to accentuate your jeans (which are the norm in mountainous Utah) than with a stylish sweater? Usually there's no shortage of Ugg(h)s, skinnies, and Park City parkas, but this year the ladies mixed it up with some seriously kewl sweater sass that we're all set to steal. Elizabeth Olsen paired black booties and brown legging cords with a vintage Versace-esque tiger sweater. Victoria Justice layered a muli-striped cropped sweater over a black tee and skinny jeans, and accentuated the red in her sweater with matching knee-high socks (kudos on style and cold-weather function). We were thrilled to see Liv Tyler looking lovely in cascading brunette rivulets and a killer Balenciaga sweater that we'd be wearing right now if we'd won the lottery. Oh, and they weren't the only ones all knitted out...
Ryan Gosling in "Drive," Kristen Wiig in "Bridesmaids," and Rooney Mara in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Photo: Courtesy of FilmDistrict; Universal Pictures; Columbia Pictures/"W" magazine
It's officially the middle of Awards Season™, and with the latest Grammy Awards announcement and Oscar nominations happening next week, things are about to kick into maximum overdrive. One awards event we are particularly fond of is the somewhat lesser known Costume Designers Guild Awards honoring costume excellence in both film and TV. For us, this is mayjah. We're OBSESSED with costumes in an unhealthy way...like in a Krispy Kreme hamburgers kind of way. Yeah, it's disgusting, and yet we're so thrilled with this year's nominees we don't care if we're covered in powder (wigs) or grease (Gosling) when the winners are announced on Feb. 21. Who wouldn't want to cheer on Ry-Ry's Drive jacket (we actually have a member of the staff who wears this satin juggernaut on a regular basis), the soiled bridal brilliance of Bridesmaids, or Rooney Mara's supremely badassish Lisbeth Salander costumes in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Oh, and that's only the beginning where this year's costumes are concerned.
A screenshot of "The Hunger Games" Capitol Couture Tumblr page.
Photo: Capitol Couture/Courtesy of Lionsgate
Holy Panem! Have you guys seen the new Capitol Couture Tumblr page? This clever bit of marketing for The Hunger Games seems to suggest that we're in for some truly stellar costume amazingness imminently. Yep, it's alllll starting to happen. The film (based on the book, which is AWESOME) is set to be released on March 23, and the fine folks at Lionsgate seem to drumming up excitement by not only debuting this new photo of Elizabeth Banks in costume as style nugget Effie Trinket but also with a possible online fashion magazine devoted to the fanciful creations the people of Panem wear in the film. If this new image is anything to go by, we're in store for some insane color combos, satin, Chinoiserie, blue lips, and ridiculous post-apocalyptic frippery the likes of which we've never seen before.
Rooney Mara promotes "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" in Germany, Spain, and France.
Photo: Getty Images
Rooney Mara is certainly not disappointing as one of our predicted Girls to Watch in 2012. We're barely a week into the year, and she's already churning out expertly styled high-fashion looks with breakneck swiftness for her European The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo promotional tour. For a relative newcomer, her flawless wielding of labels, even a notoriously whimsical one like Miu Miu, to effectively convey her stark angular aesthetic is enough to send you on bended knee, genuflecting to her exemplary style prowess. And of the names she's wearing, her togs read like a designer DREAM TEAM. *swooooon*
Charlotte Ronson's version of Katniss' Fire Dress inspired by "The Hunger Games."
Photo: Courtesy of InStyle.com
If you're anything like us, the mention of these three words—The Hunger Games—has you giddy with excitement. We're predicting that the upcoming movie adaptation of this incredible book series (which, we can attest, will keep you up at night thumbing through it like a wild-eyed lunatic) is going to be the movie of next year. We also think the film's star, Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss, the main character of this post-apocalyptic, fight-to-the-death adventure, will reignite GIRL POWER and she will do so in some killer costumes. Katniss, you see, has a stylist (who will be played by Lenny Kravitz—ZOMG), and in a pivotal moment in the story, he creates this totally amazing fire dress that is supposed to make her look like she's, literally, on fiiii-ah. We simply cannot wait much longer to see what this will look like and neither can the folks over at In Style, so in a stroke of sartorial genius, they called upon several designers to sketch what they think the fire dress should look like. Everyone from Christian Siriano and Rachel Roy to Charlotte Ronson, who designed this insanity above, have come up with their own versions of this soon-to-be iconic costume, and we're practically on fire ourselves just looking at this goodness.