Taylor Swift on the CMA Awards red carpet.
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At first glance, the sophisticated red gown Taylor Swift wore to this year's CMA Awards seemed pretty predictable. I mean, let’s be honest: she’s been known to rock full-skirted, feminine frocks a time or two (or ten) and this Elie Saab piece ~appears~ to be no different.
The ornate, crystal detailing, the demure neckline, the ample train—don’t get us wrong, the girl looks gorgeous. But it feels a little safe, no? NOPE. Further inspection reveals a dramatic, plunging back with The Most Perfect gathers that accentuate her tiny waist. Swoooooon. Taylor accessorized the business-in-front-party-in-the-back gown with stunning Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Jimmy Choo heels and a delicate chignon. Needless to say, we’re into it. (And hello! It’s red. Because, you know, Red. Heh. *sigh*)
Lady Gaga at the YouTube Music Awards.
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Lady Gaga showed up to the first ever YouTube Music Awards in a familiar look: one similar to what she wore on her "Dope" single cover. Gaga hit the carpet in a leather shirt, her favorite 9-inch shoes, a black hat, sunglasses, and the metal-and-tooth grill she wears on the cover. The look isn't exactly the same—on the cover she pairs the grill with a cropped coat and underwear—but it's hard to focus on anything else when that grill has taken over her mouth. She has to keep her mouth open wider than when at the dentist. No thanks!
Drake performs in Calvin Klein in Brooklyn, NY.
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Well, that was fast. Less than a week after Calvin Klein announced their plan to create bespoke performance outfits for Drake’s Would You Like A Tour? tour, the Canadian rapper debuted a look we're betting is from the collection while on stage last night in Brooklyn. Following opening sets from PartyNextDoor, Future and Miguel, Drizzy performed to a sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center—and lo and behold, as previously promised by the CK-designed collection his wardrobe now includes a Canadian tuxedo. A glorious, 3-piece Canadian tuxedo at that.
Katy Perry performs at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colorado.
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Katy Perry amped her schoolgirl style up BIG TIME this morning when she gave a private performance to students and faculty at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colorado. The spirited pop singer, who celebrates her 29th birthday today, looked homecoming-ready in a bedazzled version of the school’s ~actual~ cheerleading uniform: a black and orange striped two-piece representing the Lakewood Tigers. The students of Lakewood won Good Morning America’s "'Roar’ With Katy Perry Contest," by creating a viral lip-dub video to her hit song in one single-shot take, and thus, were rewarded with a special appearance by KP, Queen of the Jungle herself.
Happy 27th birthday, Drake! Here, we got you this bespoke Calvin Klein wardrobe for your “Would You Like A Tour” tour. Generous, we know. You’re welcome! JK JK LOL, we WISH that had been our idea. We considered making you bespoke cupcakes in your likeness, but quickly realized that our baking skills are lacking. Your face is hard to draw with frosting! It's the thought that counts though, right? Lucky for Drake, he is actually getting custom stage outfits by CK (just not from us).
Rihanna wears two embellished headbands/visors on her Diamonds World Tour.
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After causing a commotion in Abu Dhabi and doing some grassroots advertising for her final River Island collection while in Greece, Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour took her next to Israel, where the girl is single-handedly making headbands cool again. But not in, like, a Blair Waldorf kind of way. These headbands have edge and could not be further from Upper East Side prep. They’re actually more like headband/visor hybrids, but the only thing they’re shielding Rih from is her own forehead—so, for all intents and purposes, we’ll call them hisors. JK. We'll call them headbands.
Rihanna in Abu Dhabi.
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Few would deny that Rihanna is a beautiful girl. Fewer still would dispute that she looks phenomenal in these stunning photos that appeared in the 25-year-old’s Instagram feed this past Friday. In them, the international superstar is discreetly covered in head-to-toe black, serving hijab realness during a visit to the magnificent Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. That said, I completely understand why they've stirred up some serious drama online. Read More...
While you were carving pumpkins and putting the finishing touches on your Halloween costume this weekend, Kanye West was kicking off his Yeezus tour in Seattle. His first solo tour in five years, Yeezy held nothing back, giving his audience a massive show (a two-hour 27-song set list to be exact) complete with an enormous mountain-shaped set, a cameo from Jesus, and of course, a bajillion fashion Easter eggs (our favorite!)—and we're not just talking about MTV News' Rob Markman's first-hand account that Kanye's Red October Yeezy 2s have red glow-in-the-dark soles.
A Bonnie McKee performance outfit by The Blonds.
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You may not know the name Bonnie McKee, but you undoubtedly know songs that she's written for the likes of Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and Britney Spears. The song credits on her Wikipedia page read like a list of the best pop songs ever. This summer, Bonnie released her own track, "American Girl," and today, she released a video for her new single, "Sleepwalker." Bonnie was scheduled to head on tour with the Jonas Brothers, but as we all know, they scrapped the tour and crushed our perfect eyebrow-filled dreams.
Katy Perry performs 'Roar' and 'Walking On Air' on Saturday Night Live.
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ICYMI, Katy Perry was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, and she put on a SHOW, you guys. The pop star sang two songs off her upcoming album, Prism (which rolls out on October 22nd), and per uzhe, she did not shy away from onstage theatrics. Many musicians tend to use the studio’s compact performance space as an opportunity to strip down their typical set and get back to basics—but let’s be honest: there’s nothing “basic” about the woman who brought us a boxing ring under the Brooklyn Bridge.