Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean and Richie Tenenbaum.
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Umm. Is it just us or is Frank Ocean's 2013 Grammys performance look tooootally channeling Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson)? Not to, like, completely debase Ocean's earnest live rendition of "Forrest Gump," but we couldn't help but see the resemblance to the brooding Wes Anderson character. This might also be because The Royal Tenenbaums are often at the forefront of our minds when refering to Frank because of his Instagram handle: francistenenbaum. Either way, seeing the two looks side-by-side really hammers the point home. Between the nautical striped sweatband and the light-colored suit (though, Ocean opts for a pastel yellow over Richie's tawny camel), the likeness is unmistakable, AMIRITE??

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Rihanna Grammys 2013

Rihanna at her Grammy Awards performances in L.A. on February 10.Photo: Getty Images

While it could be argued that Rihanna stayed on the safer side with that CBS nudity code in her red carpet custom Alaia dress, let's be real. There's NO denying the coverage— or lack thereof— when Riri took the stage. She first stepped out with Mikky Ekko to sing her single "Stay," dressed in a body-hugging slip dress also by Alaia. The pop star's been rocking the underwear-as-outerwear thing nonstop recently (coughTerryRichardsoncough), but her initial stage look was simple, chic, and no frills...much like the stripped-down performance itself. But don't worry, y'all! Obviously it was only a matter of time before Rihanna sent audience hearts racing (and people at home WILLING for a wardrobe malfunction) in her crop top and striped skirt combo during the Bob Marley tribute with Bruno Mars and Sting.

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Taylor Swift 2013 Grammys

Taylor Swift on the red carpet and onstage at the 2013 Grammys in L.A. on Feb. 10.
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Wow, talk about coordination! We first swooned over Taylor Swift's glittery J.Mendel gown when she stepped onto the Grammys red carpet earlier tonight, but LITTLE DID WE KNOW then that this wasn't the last we'd see of the pop star glittering in silver and white. In fact, just moments later Tay swapped out her Grecian dress for a glam ringleader-inspired ensemble when she opened the awards show with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Maybe she loved her EMA performance outfit SO much, she wanted to repeat the look? Instead of bold red sequins like last time, though, tonight Taylor kept things light in a long white coat, white shorts, and a white top hat adorned with sparkly silver embellishments. It's almost like she's rocking out in a really glamorous circus, and we're all invited to the show — so let the theatrics begin!

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Beyonce Super Bowl Nail Art

Beyonce at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show in New Orleans on Feb. 3 and one of her backup dancers backstage.
Photo: Getty Images/Lisa Logan

We already know what you're thinking, and, yes, we're still talking about Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show amazingness nearly 24 hours later. Between the Destiny's Child reunion and endless sea of Rubin Singer leather ensembles, we thought we'd seen it ALL. Then, we were hit up with some killer behind-the-scenes shots of the nail art, and we just had to share! Bey's longtime manicurist Lisa Logan arrived on Saturday to deck out all the ladies' tips for the pre-taped holographic segments, and, as you can see (above), this was no easy feat. Lisa said, "As soon as I arrived at the hotel, I began working on creating super long nail tips covered with the Gold and Matte Gold Chevron Minx that would be worn by the backup dancers. The process was very time consuming because the nails were going to be used in the holographic segment where it looks like Beyonce has multiple arms, so all the dancers had to be wearing the same design. And, because the nails were so long, I needed to use two Minx templates to cover each tip." The end result? Totally killer all-gold tips complete with thick hand chains. Twerk it, Lisa!

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Beyonce performs for the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Ho. Ly. Mackerel. Talk about "Lose My BREATH." The Super Bowl XLVII game may have reached a teeth-grinding halt with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 just before a POWER OUTAGE (whatttt??), but the break was probably for the best since Beyonce's epic halftime performance and the HIGHLY anticipated Destiny's Child reunion which just unfolded in the New Orleans Superdome STILL has us totally floored, not exactly ready to dive back into all the sportsball just yet. Had the Harbaugh brothers entered onto the field on a tandem bike and we actually followed through on that epic snack stadium, we might have had a few more things to keep ourselves occupied while waiting for the Beyonce show to start. Instead, we were white-knuckled counting down the two hours before FINALLY getting to see the Rubin Singer creations worn by Bey and her DC girls Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

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Kanye West Straitjacket Abu Dhabi

Kanye West performs in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 31.
Photo: Via @Givenchydonc's Instagram

Yo, did we time travel back to Halloween or is Kanye West officially making creepy masks his new 24/7 look? He sported a cut-out red beanie to the Maison Martin Margiela show last week, and before that he wore a blinged-out crystal-encrusted Margiela number and an all-white "Kanyeti" feather headpiece. Last night, Kanye took the stage once again, and guess what he wore, y'all? *drum roll* A MASK. Don C posted a pic of 'Ye to his Instagram (he runs in Virgil Abloh's crew), and it looks like it's the same, skull-encompassing feather number from before with one GIANT addition—a straitjacket. GULP.

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Beyonce National Anthem Nail Art

Beyonce at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference in New Orleans on Jan. 31.
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People just can't stop talking about Beyonce performing at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show this Sunday. I mean, we have SO many questions: Will she reunite with Destiny's Child? Will she bust out some killer dance moves? And, most importantly, will she wear stripes? We've still got a few days to find out the answers to all our burning questions, but Bey did address that whole lip-syncing debacle today! Earlier at the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference in New Orleans, she totally confronted her haters by belting out The Star-Spangled Banner a cappella in a beige, long-sleeve mini dress with an open back and sheer lace pumps. AND SHE KILLED IT. *high-fives entire world* But, um, can we be honest for a sec? While we certainly give her major props for nailing the performance, we couldn't help but get a WEE bit distracted by the seriously on-point nail game she was sporting. It's just. So. Shiny.

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In case your direct-to-brain-from-Beyhive app is broken: rumor has it that when Queen Beyonce plays Super Bowl XLVII this weekend, there will be a special, super-spectacular, long-awaited, brain-detonating performance by Destiny's Child. Should the internet be correct, and should Destiny's Child indeed reunite, you can basically divine their setlist: after Beyonce does her thing, Kelly and Michelle will emerge to fireworks and new song "Nuclear," then they'll bust off a medley of some of their greatest hits, topped off with "Independent Women Part 1," which they must have performed at 365 awards shows during the Year of Charlie's Angels, anno domini. The real stumper is, after more than six years apart...what will they possibly wear? Since their last show together in 2005, they've all done complete style 180s, each going in the direction of higher fashion for their more frequent solo red carpets. (They have also clearly been freed from the girl-group albatross of wearing matching ensembles, racing forth like wild ponies fleeing a burning forest into the life-sustaining clothing racks of their individual personalities. Hallelu, hallelu.)

Hoping for a crystal ball into their potential Superbowl estilo, we spent hours face-deep in YouTube, scouting some of the most memorable costumes the quartet-ternt-trio ever wore live, and breaking them down with our eagle eyes chronologically here. Bonus shadow-styling courtesy Beyonce's mama Tina Knowles, whose manicured hands were in these ladies' boudoirs long before House of Deréon was birthed into the world.

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Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child.
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Early DC were ardent aficionados of distressed denim, particularly whilst embellished with rhinestones, embroidery, and creative scissor-work—note in this photo, snapped at London's Hyde Park on New Year's Day 2000, Kelly Rowland's victory-V hem is joined by chopped-off beltloops...because waistlines! Who needs 'em! During the Destiny's Child/The Writing's on the Wall eras, circa '98-'00, they were often set on regular-gal vibes, repping rough-and-tumble home state Texas with workwear like this, while staying true to the strong-woman emittances of their music. Abdominals: it ain't no joke. That said, it's surprising to see LaToya Luckett and Michelle Williams wearing such similar jeans-and-tank-top ensembles, because part of the Destiny's Child mystique, of course, was that they always rocked similar fabrics but wildly different silhouettes. Beyonce's 'Pac bandana tank-top thingamajig is bringing back sharply technicolor memories of the early '00s...when people were prone to wearing (and DIY'ing!) bandana tank-top thingamajigs. #neverforget

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Beyonce

Beyonce blocks an imaginary tackle in an umpire uniform.
Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce's Tumblr

Okay, we realize we might be stretching a little, but with Beyonce's Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance inching closer and closer every day, and Bey posting about a bajillion rehearsal photos to her Tumblr on what feels like an hourly basis, it's hard to stop ourselves from searching for ANY clues to her upcoming stage wardrobe. We know that rehearsal style doesn't necessarily translate to whatever an artist will be wearing come showtime, but when Bey uploads two black-and-white striped looks, all her behind-the-scenes rehearsal snaps are in grayscale, AND she takes special note to highlight these horizontal stripe legs, we're going to start wondering if maybe these are all signs pointing toward a common theme: black and white stripes.

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Rita Ora Pucci Today

Rita Ora's Pucci tour outfits, from the sketches (left) to the real thing.
Photo: via Splash News/ @EmilioPucci Twitter

Rita Ora is officially on tour, y'all, and spoiler alert—she's looking GREAT. A few days ago we heard that the U.K. singer would be outfitted for her Radioactive Tour by Emilio Pucci designer Peter Dundas, and now we've got your first look of the creations in their COMPLETE onstage glory. Alongside her opener Iggy Azalea, Rita kicked off the tour yesterday with a sold-out show in Manchester. She slayed the part of a futuristic space goddess in Pucci's custom metallic military-inspired bodice and shimmery silver pants, which all take cues from the label's Spring/Summer 2013 collection...but with a pop star twist, of course.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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