Back in November, Miley Cyrus released a few teaser videos for her upcoming Bangerz Tour. There was twerking, of course, and plenty of wagging tongues, and one giant, dancing foam finger. Everyone in the videos was decked out in puff-painted, homemade Miley-gear, and now, just as we'd hoped/dreamed/guessed (#psychics), it looks like her official tour merch will have that exact same kind of DIY vibe.
Miley tweeted a few sneak peek pics of her Bangerz swag this weekend, which included a "Marry Me Miley" tee (colored with markers, covered in emoji-style icons and modeled by her BFF/personal assistant, Cheyne "Bew Bew" Thomas), foam finger nail wraps (fingers on fingers is so #meta) and one very cheeky (pun intended) scribbled-on pair of tighty-whitey briefs (which, BTW, has the same open-mouth design as the T-shirt Cyrus wore in one of her tour videos).
The Grammys red carpet was, of course, filled with fashion, but we, as usual, were keeping our eyes out for nail art. Luckily, we were #blessed with a number of swagged-up nails, from Rita Ora, Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Bonnie McKee, and Madonna. Check 'em out below!
Rita Ora at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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One of our faves, Rita Ora, went BIG on nail art, with totally different designs on each nail. We're not entirely sure of the connection between a Batman symbol, a smiley face, a Comme des Garçons heart, and a mustache, buuuut they're all colorful and we're always down for some variety.
Lorde performing at the 2014 Grammys.
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Attention teenage boys of the world: Lorde is officially the kind of girl you can take home to your parents. Sure, she may be a little eccentric and they'll probably want to know why she wears dark purple lipstick ("GAH, Mom. It's called goth, OK?"), but the 17-year-old singer (who just nabbed the award for Best Pop Solo Performance) decided against glitz, glamour, and pantless leotards for her debut Grammys performance, and instead opted for A SENSIBLE PANTSUIT! One part Prada, one part Céline. NBD. The singer teased some pretty terrifying outfit inspirations last week, but she showed up in a crisp, sleeveless white top tucked into wide-leg black pants with a super-lengthy nylon belt. SO SENSIBLE.
Lily Allen on the set of her new video for "Air Balloon."
Photo: @lilyallen's Instagram
After a too-long hiatus (three years, to be exact), Lily Allen is back. From what I understand, she was busy doing things, like, having kids and getting married, or whatever. Basically, she's a certified adult now, but that doesn't mean she's lost her playful charm. Allen kicked off her comeback in November, with a new single AND a new video for "Hard Out Here," which featured a slew of dirty dancers on a soundstage, droppin' it like it's hot in barely-there outfits made of leather and mesh. According to a few pics Allen recently posted on Instagram, the location for her next video will be a bit more, um, scenic. (Don't worry, though. There will still be mesh. IRIDESCENT mesh.)
Zooey Deschanel and her daisy manicure at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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While you were getting your cheese platters ready for your Golden Globes viewing parties, Zooey Deschanel was showing off her nail art on Instagram and in IRL on the 2014 Globes' Red Carpet. Zooey told Ryan Seacrest that her white-and-gold daisies took a few hours. Well worth the time, IMHO. The attention to detail is obvious: I mean, look at how straight and tiny the petals are! Her middle finger even has two daisies!
Rad Nails x Sleigh Bells
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One of the things most frequently associated with rock 'n' roll is nail art. JK. Well-manicured digits are hard to maintain when you're thrashing a guitar, but it looks like nail art has finally made its way to the merch table anyway—thanks to Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss and Rad Nails (founded by MTV Style alum Chrissy Mahlmeister, NBD *hair flip*). With the help of her nail artist, Ria Lopez, Krauss has designed a killer set of custom nail wraps inspired by Sleigh Bells' most recent album, Bitter Rivals, and we are PUMPED.
"I had loved what Chrissy was doing," Krauss told Nylon, "and one day I was brainstorming with Ria about how we could incorporate band merch that was also really friendly to women. I think merchandise tends to be a very male-dominated world, and a lot of girls come to our shows. I wanted to do something for them that's different than a T-shirt or a tank."
Step aside, Angelina's right leg. There's a new show-stealing limb in town and it belongs to Gwen Stefani. More than a month after announcing that she'd be collaborating with OPI on her very own nail polish collection, Stefani flashed some majorly toned leg in one of two new promo pics posted on Twitter. Hey baby, hey baby, HEY. Both shots are totally drenched in a deep, rich red—from her dual-slit, Asian-inspired gown to her lips, nails and the background itself. It's striking, for sure, but it also happens to be the line's signature shade: Over & Over A-Gwen. SO PUNNY!