Hannah Hooper stands out. As the spunky, sole chick in a band full of dudes, you can't help but be drawn to her ever-changing on-stage style (and her ever-changing, ombre extensions *swoon*). One day, you might catch Grouplove's leading lady rocking around in a skeleton leotard onesie—and the next day, she's slowly swaying with a tambourine in a vintage, floor-length, multi-layered grape chiffon dress, like she did for the band's recent show at the McKittrick Hotel in NYC. (SO Stevie Nicks.) #impressed
But somehow, she manages to pull it all off. Actually, she more than pulls it off. She NAILS IT. Every. Single. Time. *bows down* Seriously, the girl wears leopard-print spandex better than Peggy Bundy. *SCURRT* I went there. IDK how she does it, but we at least had to try to steal some of her style secrets—so we did what any curious fan would do. We asked her to show us what's in her suitcase! (Or, like, the next best thing, which equates to a bunch of personal pics of her favorite on-tour outfits. Because folding/re-folding a packed suitcase = giant pain-in-butt.) Check out nine of Hannah's favorite performance get-ups below!
Photo: Hannah Hooper
"If I had to describe my fashion style on tour in one word, it would be hangster (hippy gangster)."
Rita Ora shows off her grill.
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram
And (see above) we do not mean "for her patio at an end-of-summer sale!" Although, I wouldn't really be mad if that was the news and Rita Ora wanted to invite me over for a cook-out. Just sayin'. Patio grills are exciting, too. (I’ll bring the buns.) But, as per the photo, Ora got a grill for her TEETH and debuted it on Instagram today while #bored and #inameeting (so say the photo's captions). Personally, we prefer to doodle in those situations so that it at least looks like you’re taking notes, but then again, we also don’t have a new grill (or an old one, for that matter) to show off to our 1.5 million followers. So, carry on, Rita!
If you live on this planet ("Hi! I'm Earth. Have we met?"), there's a chance you may have heard by now that Miley: The Movement, airs tonight. *SQUEAL* It's basically gonna be like Christmas, but with more twerking, less wreaths and like, a TON of tongue. ICYMI, Miley Cyrus, Queen of Can't Stop/Won't Stop, has had a pretty may-jah year, so we thought it only fitting to pay tribute to the artist-formerly-known-as Hannah Montana with the sincerest form of flattery: Halloween costumes, DUH. Oh. What? You thought all the foam fingers would be sold-out by now? YOU THOUGHT WRONG. (Go. Buy. Now.) And BTW, you won't find any pre-packaged costumes here. NEWP. *hair flip* We decided to get RULL creative to help you put together your favorite Miley moment: from that VMAs performance to one of the first times we saw her twerk (in a unicorn onesie, no less) and even alllll the way back to the vintage Miley days of The Disney Channel—we are hookin' you up with some super-sweet outfits that will a.) provoke jealousy b.) get people talking and c.) prahhhbably rile up the Parents Television Council. So, you're welcome.
MILEY CYRUS' NUDE VMAS PERFORMANCE OUTFIT
Be Miley from this year's VMAs!
Photos: Getty Images/Covergirl/American Apparel/Nasty Gal/Amazon
You've seen it, you know it, you love it and you totes don't get what all the fuss was about. When Miley ripped off her fuzzy-wuzzy wuz a leotard on stage at the 2013 VMAs, gasps echoed through the crowd. It was awesome. Cyrus rocked a nude, latex two-piece and white platform sneakers for the second part of her performance, and chose to accessorize the look with a simple, now-infamous foam finger. But don't stress! We get it—not everyone has the cajones to be quite as ~bold~ as Miley, so we tried to achieve her VMAs look with a little more, um, coverage. The mesh panel on this pale-colored bodysuit gives the illusion of belly-bearing, without having to worry about like, doing crunches and stuff.The matching gym shorts allow you to go about your trick-or-treating without showing everyone your booty and the bright red lipstick will make sure that your words stand out in a crowd. (As if the foam finger won't do that already.)
+ Bodysuit: American Apparel Play Mesh Sunsuit ($48.00)
+ Shorts: American Apparel High-Waist Denim Short ($24.00)
+ Lipstick: Covergirl Continuous Lip Color in Really Red ($4.99)
+ Foam Finger: Old Glory Miley Cyrus Twerk Foam Finger ($9.95)
+ Shoes: Nasty Gal ZOMG Platform Sneaker ($65.00)
Selena Gomez is pretty much living the dream in Milan right now. How do I know this? Because my BFFs, Anna Wintour and Donatella Versace, could NOT stop gabbing about her during our most recent group Skype sesh, wherein we also talked about pizza and #FASHUN and another former Disney darling who's been making some more, um, mature, wardrobe choices of her own these days. Just kidding. Anna Wintour and Donatella Versace don't use computers! They have someone else do all their interwebbingz for them, obvi.
But seriously. Now that Selly is no longer in danger of catching drop-crotch fever from the Biebs, she's been working on her style game in a major way. Gomez attended the Versace show in Milan on Friday and wore a killer mixed medium black dress with a bandage cut-out top and shimmery a-line bottom. She accessorized the look with a vampy red lip, smokey eyes and jet black nail polish. But instead of going home and emailing her runway wish-list to Santa Versace's PR people, she talked about the line over dinner with Donatella herself, as evidenced by a photo she posted on her Twitter with the caption, "To be great, learn from the greatest." And it doesn't get much greater than Donatella Versace. Unless, of course...
Obviously, there are a gazillion photos taken at New York Fashion Week. There are pictures of the runway, front row, backstage, street style, events, and parties, but, hello, candids > posed pics. Not to be too voyeuristic about it, but photos people don't know they're in are just better. Let's play a game of I Spy, Fashion Week edition.
NICKI MINAJ TAKIN' PICS
Nicki Minaj at the Herve Leger By Max Azria Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week presentation.
Photo: Getty Images
Sorry people, her Minajesty needs a pic and your view doesn't matter. Get used 2 it.
Allison William, Iggy Azalea, and Olivia Palermo attend New York Fashion Week events.
Photos: Getty Images
While the shows at New York Fashion Week are officially winding down, there is still a lot to discuss and dissect, including what celebs hit up what shows and, of course, what they wore. Yesterday was the last full day of shows, so the front rows were packed with famous faces and FASHUN. Allison Williams, a front-row fixture at Fashion Week this year, hit up the Reed Krakoff show in a black, tan, and white color-blocked dress, paired with a gold cuff, black sandals, and a black bag. Iggy Azalea attended a few shows yesterday, but wore a black and blue cut-out dress with black booties to The Blonds show. Olivia Palermo, who def attended the most NYFW shows (get this girl a prize!), trekked from show to show yesterday in two sets of polka dots. Dots on dots on top and bottom: she wore a spotted Tibi shirt and dotted peeptoes, broken up by a flared white skirt. She threw in a pop of color with an orange-and-white Smythson clutch and, typically, didn't remove her reflective sunglasses, even indoors.
King Krule plays at Bowery Ballroom.
Photo: Jon Snyder
Certain New York evenings are significant and judging by my Instagram feed from last night, loads of people had heaps of fun at the DKNY 25th anniversary party held down at Wall Street. But further uptown, at Bowery Ballroom, I went to see 19-year-old Archy Marshall, a.k.a. King Krule, play to a packed but intimate crowd upon the release of his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. It was mind-bogglingly, face-meltingly pleasurable. The kid is really important.
Cast in a soft violet light, the flame-topped, gangly Brit arrived onstage promptly at ten and didn't say much at all outside of singing or introducing his songs. It was all, "this one's about living under the sea," or else "this one's about the sky," which seemed exactly right for someone responsible for this season's most depressing, profoundly English tunes.
Since this is a style site I'll leave the music reviewing to others but I will say that a great place to start (for the uninitiated) is to watch the "Easy Easy" video on repeat because it's perfect for fall in that it's. Just. Gutting. It's wistful but hopeful and you feel like you've missed everything already. And if you've been on a fashion week bender, you might as well have a good, self-indulgent cry so you can leech out some of the crazier-making caffeine and vestigial alcohol shambling in your system.
2 Chainz and two tees from his Neff collection.
Photo: Getty Images/Neff
It's no secret that 2 Chainz is obsessed with fashion. I mean, remember that time he wore a decked-out Versace Dracula ensemble to Grammys? Or, hi, have you heard all that designer name-dropping in "Feds Watching"? Yeah, 2 Chainz is SERIOUS about style, and this week he's taking his fashion fandom to a whole new level—by designing his first ever clothing collection with Neff! The limited-edition line features two graphic T-shirts: the "2 Handz Tee," which features a pair of praying hands, and the "N Chainz Tee," which features an "N" filled with (you guessed it!) gold chains. Obvi all tees must be worn with layered necklaces à la 2 Chainz to complete the look, but a snapback and sunglasses are not necessarily mandatory.
Rihanna does some casual shopping in Soho.
Photo: Splash News
No shirt, no problem! After partying with Nicki Minaj and Alexander Wang on Saturday night, Rihanna hit the streets of New York’s Soho neighborhood on Sunday for a little back-to-school lingerie shopping at Agent Provocateur, as you do. With only a single button separating Rih from an R-rated (heh) wardrobe malfunction, the singer sported an oversized black letterman jacket and nothing but her tattooed chestplate underneath. In the past, we’ve seen her rock a similar look with an itty-bitty crop-top peeking out, and there’s certainly not much of Miss Fenty we haven’t already seen on her Instagram, but girl! It was really windy in New York yesterday and accidents are bound to happen when the paps are in tow! Although, I guess when you’re carving time out of your day to shop solely for luxury bras, why bother wearing one at all? #HassleFree