Early this year, news of Katy Perry's Sims debut had KatyCats pawing for a piece of the special Katy Perry edition of The Sims 3. The OG game was already chock full of Katy-themed details, but now, EA has released an extra "Sweet Treats" pack with even more Candyfornia sets, props, hairstyles, and fashions! Since we ran the first virtual performance outfits through the ringer, we thought it would only be fair to extend the same gesture to the new pack. Walk with us as we explore how these ensembles stack up against their IRL inspirations!
Katy Perry performing at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards and her Sims replica.
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Katy Perry wore this bejeweled tromp l'oeil onesie tearing up the 2010 MTV Movie Awards stage. For her upbeat performance of "California Gurls," Katy wore a bright cerulean version of her signature Candyfornia Bettie Page 'do, a sparkle-covered cut-out romper that gave the illusion of a teeny top and high-waisted denim shorts. She finished it off with graphic t-strap heels and a spoonful of attitude. The shoes fall short in the Sims version and EA adds some superfluous hair flowers, but overall, the virtual replica nails this one.
Justin Bieber performs "Boyfriend" on "The Voice" season finale.
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Last night's season finale of The Voice was bursting with excitement, from the two-song return of Jamar Rogers to the triumphant crowning of Jermaine Paul as the Season 2 winner. Adding fuel to the fire, Justin Bieber made The Voice his vehicle of choice for the hotly anticipated premier live performance of "Boyfriend." The Biebs spared not a single swaggy detail for the live debut of the ear-wormy first single off his forthcoming sophomore album, Believe, elevating the collective blood pressure of ladybabies (and grown ladies alike) across the country with his smooth dance moves, a bit of bad boy steez, and (as always) notable attention to grooming.
Lady Gaga wears Versace on stage and while travelling for her Born This Way Ball Tour.
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If it was even up for discussion, let us now make it unimpeachably clear that Lady Gaga's love affair with Versace is no fleeting fling. From that gold, leather, and netted custom Grammy outfit to her self-proclaimed obsession with the brand and her vow to wear only vintage Versace for two months, it should be quite obvious that Gagaloo genuinely appreciates the legendary fashion house in all its studded, sexy glory. As she embarks on the first stops of her Born This Way Ball tour, her infatuation is a flag she waves proudly, wearing Donatella design after design after design both on and off the stage.
After all the back and forth about whether or not Azealia Banks was actually going to play the Met Gala, we were super relieved when the singer performed for Prada at the benefit event last night. We were super excited when tweets started pouring in that, not only had the singer performed, but that she had done so in high fashion cat face paint! Taking the cat eye trend to the next level (and the letter after that), Banks looked stupid cute and was all smiles as she posed for Twitpics and Instagrams galore. She started the night off on the red carpet, arm-in-arm with Alexander Wang, wearing a custom crocodile dress with cut-outs in all the right places by the designer. It reminded us a little of the crocodile Tom Ford gown Rihanna walked the carpet in, but the shorter hemline and criss-crossed straps were playful touches, perfect for the 20 year old rapper. Paired with a deep wine colored lip, so popular among the coolest cool girls last night, and simple black ankle-strap sandals, Banks looked elegant without going anywhere near looking stuffy.
Sometimes it's hard to believe that someone as brilliant and out there as Lady Gaga could actually exist in real life. But whenever we get to go behind the scenes with Mama Monster, complete and utter badass attitude and murderous style reminds us that she is very much real, and very much the awesomest. King of scandalous photoshoots Terry Richardson had the totally enviable opportunity to join Gaga on the first leg of her Born This Way Ball in Seoul, South Korea. This isn't Richardson's first time getting super real with Mama Monster, he got inside her lair for his book Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson, but who doesn't want more Lady Gaga, am I right?! From catching the pop star being fitted into her Giorgio Armani head cage before taking the stage, to the incredible style of her little monsters, the photog makes us feel like we're there, almost (we still can't wait for the tour to reach the States come fall *fingers crossed*). And we didn't even mention that corset--with straps and hardware, the bondage-inspired piece calls to mind some of the Gaultier pieces Madonna wore on her Blonde Ambition tour back in the '90s, but with that distinct Gaga flair.
Nicki Minaj for Pepsi and Katy Perry at the American Music Awards on Nov. 20.
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Ever since we peeped Nicki Minaj's Pepsi campaign photo last week, we just couldn't stop thinking about her head-to-toe bubblegum pink metallic space age ensemble. Then, her commercial debuted today, and it hit us—she is TOTALLY channeling Katy Perry's bright pink futuristic outfit from the American Music Awards last fall! Now that we've put the photos side by side, we can't help but gush over our style sleuthing. From the hair to the lips to the dress, EVERYTHING is doused in a shades of pink that are undeniably the same. In the commercial, Nicki wore a structured sparkly ensemble with statement shoulders (just like Katy!) and a light pink paneled bustier. She paired her fierce frock with shiny metallic leggings and matching high-top sneakers. She sported a Snooki-approved pouf in her cascading cotton candy-colored hair with matching lipstick.
Rihanna commanded the stage at SNL in two streetwear-inspired looks.
She may have skipped the “Shy Ronnie” comedy skits this time around, but Rihanna still made a seriously stylish splash on SNL this weekend with two awesome musical performances. In true pop star fashion, the singer pulled out all the stops, jamming in front of a massive crystallized spider web for the opening song “Birthday Cake,” which quickly morphed into her thumping track “Talk That Talk.” Decked-out in an oversized sheer black tee, hot shorts, and over-the-knee boots, the singer’s first look was topped off with a studded baseball cap…in other words, streetwear-heavy pieces we need to add to our closets immediately.
Lady Gaga sported hairy ensembles on April 28 2012, Aug. 6 2010, and Oct. 6 2011, Aug. 6 2010.
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Let's just get this off our denim-vested chests shall we? LADY GAGA is BACK, y'all! While we triumphantly hand clap and do our best monster-paw-raised rawwwwrs in our heads so as not to disrupt anyone working quietly next to us, we are beyond thrilled at both the return of our Lady and the arrival of the Born This Way Ball, which opened in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27 and is currently in Hong Kong for a series of shows ending on May 7. Mama M and crew are hard at work to bring us an epic show (hopefully touching down stateside this fall) complete with an honest-to-goodness MONSTER PIT and series of costumes courtesy of Giorgio Armani. Also? Our Lady is seemingly bringing the hair outfits back, too.
Katy Perry performs on 'American Idol' on April 26 in Hollywood.
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Katy Perry channeled her inner bad ass in an army-ready ensemble while performing "Part of Me" on American Idol last night, and we were PLEASANTLY surprised to see the singer donning a no-frills outfit. (As our Editorial Assistant Gaby Wilson would say, "Mama like!") We were just starting to get tired of the whole pink hair/cupcake/candy EVERYTHING EVER outfits, but she recently dyed her hair dark purple, added on some extensions, and has been sporting THE most goth ensembles as of late. We're liking where Katy's fashion is going these days, and her stage outfit last night makes us think that we-may-possibly-for-the-first-time-ever like camo shorts.
Rihanna wears a Marchesa dress and Stella McCartney separates at this year's TIME 100 Gala.
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Along with being in great company on seriously major list and honoring title holders with a bundle of high profile essays, TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World are also celebrated with a swanky New York gala. More than likely there's a performer or two on the list, like Rihanna and Adele this year, which makes providing entertainment and speech-givers a little bit easier. Thus, Ri both attended the TIME 100 Gala and performed at it, allowing for *drumroll* a wardrobe change. YAY!!!