With all of her time spent on and around runways, Rita Ora is pretty much a pro at walking with ~style~. It makes sense, then, that walking is the focus of Rita's new Funny or Die video, co-starring Korean pop star HyunA. We had no idea that Rita was skilled in so many walks, let alone that so many walks exist in this world. In the video, dubbed “Girl, You Better Walk,” Rita pulls out a whopping 10 different walks. SPOILER ALERT: Sadly, none of them were taught to her by RuPaul, the godfather of the catwalk, whose song “Super Model (You Better Work)” is name-checked in the clip’s title. Oh, what a video that would've been.
In case you missed the big news, we're in the midst of a Lady Gaga Takeover here at MTV, where Gaga is giving us an exclusive look at her Roseland residency, which ends tonight. Sway Calloway not only sat down with Gaga for an interview, but got a tour of her apartment and drank tea with her from a set that Donatella Versace gave her. A perfect day, IMHO.
Terry Richardson has also been hangin' with Gaga as she does the seven final shows at Roseland, and he shared some pictures from backstage, which reveal a number of wardrobe details that we had never seen before—check 'em out!
Lady Gaga backstage at Roseland.
Photo: Terry's Diary
Earlier this week we took a look at Gaga's rose-themed Roseland wardrobe, but we didn't realize she wears not one, but two purple moto jackets during her performance. While the first one is metallic, this one is bejeweled (and comes with a matching pair of hot pants).
Lady Gaga backstage at Roseland.
Photo: Terry's Diary
The jacket also has "Gaga" emblazoned across the back, in white jewels. This jacket is for those who forgot who they went to Roseland to see. In case the hot pants, ripped fishnets, and voluminous wig didn't give it away, this jacket definitely will.
Miley Cyrus on her Bangerz Tour.
Photo: Getty Images
Ride-or-die Smilers already know, but if you aren't up in Twitter search, looking for the latest update on Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour every week, you're missing out on an always changing and growing and constantly entertaining pop show. Along with a grip of glittering new designer togs cycling in week after week, Miles changes up her acoustic set almost every show to keep the variety. With less than a month left of the U.S. leg of her tour, it seems there are still a few surprises up Miley's sleeve. We were lucky enough to catch up with Diane Martel, the tour's creative director and the "We Can't Stop" music director, to get the inside scoop on the weird and wonderful world of Bangerz.
Do you know what today is? It's the third of April. What significance does this date have (other than being two days after April Fools' Day)? It's the anniversary (seventh, to be exact) of the release of Beyonce's B'Day Anthology Video Album, King Bey's first video album. *SKRRRRRRRRT* Yes, internetlings. Bey stans likely didn't forget, but for the rest of y'all, there actually was a video album that predates Beyonce's eponymous "visual album" released late last year (December 2013). Now, technically, Beyonce the album, is still the first of its kind since the B'Day Anthology was released seven months AFTER the intial audio album dropped in September 2006. BUT, the fact that it exists at all is (A) awesome, and (B) a clear indication that Bey's been thinking about this concept for a very long time. In honor of B'Day's, well, b-day, here are all of the music-video wardrobe GIFs you'll ever need. Now, go on and watch Yonce writhe in all-leopard for "Kitty Kat," shake her derriere in
Dereon silver sequins for "Get Me Bodied," and tell that low-life to put everything he owns to the left, to the left, over and over (and over)!
All Original Video: Columbia Records/GIFs: MTV/Jenny Shafei
Today is a magical day, one that only comes once or twice a year: a Thursday during spring break. Hello, perfect opportunity to #TBT pics from spring breaks past. As you're probably aware, MTV has been hosting spring break events for years, including performances. What you may not know, though, is that during the late '90s and early aughts, there was a show that married our two fave things—fashion and music. Spring-break editions of Fashionably Loud featured models showing off vacay fashions to live performances from the likes of Destiny's Child, Jay Z, Missy Elliott, and more. We figured we'd get in the throwback Thursday game with six of our favorite looks from Fashionably Loud, most of which were totally inappropriate for the beach. Peep 'em all below!
MISSY ELLIOTT, MIAMI, 2003
Missy Elliott at MTV's Spring Break in 2003.
Photo: Getty Images
It seems that Fashionably Loud was full of performers wearing things one wouldn't normally pack for a beach vacation. I could be wrong, but I don't think a furry Kangol hat is the first thing anyone would put in their bag for Miami. I'm not Missy Elliott, though, so what do I know?
Most of us are far from flawless when we get into bed at night. The makeup comes off, the pajamas go on and face masks and zit cream are in full effect. Needless to say, most of us don't exactly wake up looking flawless either, especially when you're prone to drooling and "stylish sleepwear" equals your least-ratty T-shirt. But when Beyonce claimed in "***Flawless" that she woke up looking like... well, Beyonce, we
believed bey-lieved her. And then we all sighed and shrugged and said to ourselves, "Life's just not fair." But there's hope for us yet, fellow Beyhive devotees! Because even though you might not be able to wake up looking like Beyonce, now you can LITERALLY wake up looking flawless. (Or at least wear the word flawless on the back of your nightshirt.)
Quick—everyone jump in the shower right now, because wet hair is IN. First Beyonce worked a saturated 'do for her Grammys performance. Then Harry Styles' hair was (mysteriously) soaked in One Direction's "Midnight Memories" video. The trend even appeared in Phillip Lim's show during New York Fashion Week. And NOW, Holland Roden is making us rethink hairdryers entirely in Line magazine's latest issue. The Teen Wolf star sports the wet hair look on the cover and in every single one of the inside photos, and honestly? We've never seen her look more unbelievably gorgeous.
Floral on floral.
Photo: Splash News
We’ve been working overtime lately to keep up with Lady Gaga’s new looks, but we might be finally catching a break on our fashion math because Lady Gaga’s latest obsession is a familiar one: florals. Gaga’s flowery kick started at her Roseland Ballroom residency when Gaga, never one to miss a theme, accessorized with lots of flowers—there was her Botticelli flower crown look, her “flowers can be clothes” nude-suit look, a purple rose ode to Prince, and the list goes on. But lately, Gaga has taken to ornate retro prints that would make your grandma’s couch jealous.
Yesterday, Gagaloo made the internet think she was pulling an April Fools' joke when she walked around in a relatively tame floral outfit. She wore a pair of high-waisted, white tropical floral pants with a black top in a matching print, her hair long and straight, and accessorized with a pair of Saint Laurent oxfords, sunglasses Terry Richardson might already own, and a black Birkin bag.