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.
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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.
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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.
Learn how to do Bey's hair for yourself.
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How many times have you been out shoe shopping or picking out your next hair color and thought to yourself, "Hmmm. I seriously need some professional help right now." Don't you wish there was a way to ask stylists for tips without paying those hefty booking fees? Oh wait—THERE IS. Thanks to a genius new app called Notorious, you can now posit questions to experts in everything from beauty to fashion to home decor with one text-like click of a button. And I do mean experts. Like Shakira's personal trainer. Or Rita Hazan, Beyonce, and Katy Perry's hair stylist. That's right—you now have direct access to the magic behind Bey and KP's impeccable manes. Thanks, technology!
It seems like just yesterday we were lauding Lauren Conrad's decision to dye her typically blonde 'do pastel purple—APRIL FOOLS, it was yesterday (which, coincidentally, was April Fools' day). Turns out LC totally punk'd us and Photoshopped her lavender hair. Well, joke's on you, Lauren, because we are now convinced you should do it for real. More convinced than ever. We know Kristen Ess has the ability, we saw the color she "mixed"—quite the elaborate prank involving your hair colorist, TBH—so why not let her plop that mixture on your head? It looks sooo good.
Lauren isn't the first reality show star to fool the public into thinking she had gone purple—Nicole Richie posted a purple-haired pic to her Instagram, only to reveal she was joking. But then...she did it IRL. Will Lauren follow in her footsteps? We hope so.
Haim have always seemed like they’d be a blast to hang out and play dress up with, and now, we have confirmation of that, thanks to a recent shoot with The Coveteur. While our favorite sister-rock trio was getting ready to attend Chloe’s show at Paris Fashion Week, the closet photo blog captured the group’s wardrobe, provided by the French fashion house. Even though we usually see Haim in cut-off shorts, booties, and leather jackets, the band wears polished tailored pieces just as well. And, if you ask us, Chloe and Haim are pretty much the perfect pairing of sensibilities. They both have an enviable laid-back cool.
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Leopard-print hair is not an easy look to incorporate into daily life, but that didn't stop Nick Cannon and Dennis Rodman from trying. Cannon is the latest member of the close-cropped, leopard-print hair club. His initiation was two days ago. He joins founding member Dennis Rodman, who was known for sporting (get it?) the style in 1998.
Cannon revealed in his Instagram caption that the process took five hours, but, as we all know, looking swaggy takes time. His hair is longer and curlier than Dennis', so the spots aren't as obvious—they could just as easily pass for polka dots. Dennis' spots, on the other hand, are starkly contrasted against his short bleached hair.