Kristen Stewart at the Dallas Chanel Métiers d'Art presentation.Photo: Getty Images
When we heard that Kristen Stewart was going to be the face of Chanel's Métiers d'Art Paris-Dallas collection back in December, we were both excited and skeptical. Kristen and Karl Lagerfeld joining forces = yay! K.Stew and Uncle Karl joining forces for a rodeo-inspired line of clothing = huh? Sure, Kristen loves her leather and denim, but she doesn't exactly give off dude-ranch ~cowgirl~ vibes. But we decided to trust Karl's decision, and assuming the photos that leaked on Instagram are the real deal, we were right to do so. (Oh Karl, you never lead us astray.)
In between marveling at Beyonce’s ever-expanding Mrs. Carter wardrobe, we’ve always wondered what her process of collaboration is like with designers, how she ultimately chooses the pieces she wears, and exactly how many hours go into each of them. Thanks to a new video Bey rolled out on her YouTube page last week, now we know!
The behind-the-scenes clip is a fascinating look at all of the glorious clothes in the Mrs. Carter Tour and the stories behind them. As it turns out, Beyonce’s camp reaches out to different designers for sketches, selects favorites from those, and then fleshes out the fabrics and details. For the “Flawless” look that Bey unveiled last month, her team asked Givenchy to create a more “upscale and stage friendly” version of the look, explains fashion stylist Ty Hunter, which resulted in the bedazzled plaid shirt and sequined shorts with a plaid, suspender-y strap.
Not a single day goes by that Rihanna doesn't make waves in the fashion world. She has always been our unofficial Queen of Style, but now, she is finally going to be *officially* recognized for her valiant efforts. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced today that their 2014 Fashion Icon is none other than RiRi herself, and our main reaction to the news is: IT'S ABOUT TIME. The annual award honors fashion trailblazers (past winners include Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp), and after Rihanna's ultra glamorous 2013-14, we can't imagine any worthier recipient. Take a look back at all the memorable reasons why CFDA totally made the right decision.
SHE BECAME THE FACE OF BALMAIN
Rihanna for Balmain Spring/Summer 2014.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
Back in December, Rihanna announced on Instagram (her news outlet of choice) that she was the newest face of Balmain. She also kindly provided a slew of pics from the campaign, teaching us how to look chic wearing power suits in a steam room—we had always wondered, so thanks, Rih!
SHE LANDED HER THIRD 'VOGUE' COVER
Rihanna on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Rihanna looked naturally bold on the March 2014 cover of Vogue, and the accompanying inside spread was just as gorgeous. Her wardrobe varied from oversized jackets to couture Versace, which only affirmed her ability to wear ANY trend. She also was kind enough to dole out some of her super-secret fashion tips, which was thoughtful of her.
Vogue blew everyone’s minds on Friday when they released their April
cover kover featuring Kanye West and Kim Kardashian #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple. Not only was it a triumphant moment for Kimye stans, it was also a major moment for Vogue. The April issue also marks the first time the magazine has used a hashtag on their cover. Fittingly, Kimye lived up to the hype of their label, err hashtag, eliciting a panoply of Tweets—some in support of the cover story and some not. We rounded up a few of the best responses below, from Seth Rogen and James Franco’s very necessary spoof to how Bey and Jay Z might have reacted.
A still from Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' music video.Photo: Interscope Records
As it turns out, all of that confusion surrounding Lady Gaga’s new video was warranted. Even though it’s being billed as the visual for “G.U.Y.,” it’s more of a short film than a music video, split into four sections: “ARTPOP,” “Venus,” “G.U.Y.,” and “Manicure.” Did you expect any less from a video shot at a CASTLE over the course of a week? This is ARTPOP we’re talking about, where things are a little more abstract, even for Gaga. Clocking in at 11 minutes and 47 seconds, this is Gaga’s longest video to date which means (a) Brandon Maxwell had his hands full in the wardrobe department, and (b) much to our delight, there is an epic number of outfits to discuss.
A still from Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' music video.Photo: Interscope Records
In the opening “ARTPOP” shot, we see a bunch of men fighting over money as Gaga is left in a ditch with her back punctured by an arrow, looking like a wounded bird. The men walk away, picking up bills scattered across the hilltop floor on their way out, and Gaga struggles to pull out the arrow. Now, I don’t speak Gaga but I can guess that all of this imagery is an allusion to the age-old existential struggle between art and commerce. Even more interesting is the parallel, whether intentional or not, to Kanye West’s short film for “Runaway,” which also features a Phoenix character played by Selita Ebanks.
All Photos: Paramount Pictures/All GIFs: MTV/Jenny Shafei
It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since the initial release of Mean Girls. Thanks to its impeccable cast, positive message, and a script drenched with quotables, the Tina Fey-penned film has transcended past its "teen comedy" genre label and become a modern movie classic. Everyone loves Mean Girls. It's just a fact.
In honor of its anniversary, MTV is airing the film on Sunday (March 23) at 8 p.m. ET/PT, PLUS never-before-seen-on-TV DVD extras, featurettes, behind-the-scenes moments and more! And to pump you up for the celebratory airing, we've rounded up 28 super-fetch GIFs of our favorite style moments and quotes from the movie. Enjoy!
Rihanna's totally sheer skirt outfit.
I see London. I see France. I see Rihanna's underpants! Yesterday was the first day of spring which, for many, means it’s time to pull out the pastels and florals. You know, the kinds of things you could wear to Sunday brunch or a nice dinner out on a balmy evening. But for Badgalriri that theme meant wearing florals a la a white sheer skirt by Simone Rocha with pink underwear.
Madonna shows off her armpit.
Photo: @madonna Instagram
Madonna has been on a roll this week in the Instagram department. A few days ago, she posted a picture of herself dressed as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones—complete with miniature dragons on her shoulders—which was, obviously, awesome. And then last night, she posted another eyebrow-raising selfie, this time featuring her beyond fuzzy armpit with the caption "Long hair...... Don't Care!!!!!!" (quite the opposite of Taylor Swift's recent "short hair, don't care" Instagram phenomenon).
It's hard to tell if Madonna's hairy pit is a result of feminism, laziness, or sheer publicity, although her hashtags—#artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove—suggest The Queen of Pop is just being her typically anarchistic and too-cool-for-school self. The internet is already semi-exploding over the furry pic, but there actually is quite a long history of female celebs who have dared to expose their unshaved pits.
Photo: Getty Images
There are few pairings in this world that go together as well as a burger and fries. It’s such a classic that there’s at least one restaurant in every neighborhood—though in some places there’s like 10 (hello Hollywood)—serving up their special take on the combo, even branching out for vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians. So, for this installment of Food Friday, we decided to honor the all-American meal with some inspired jewelry.