A scene from B*A*P*S.
Photo: New Line Cinema
If you've never seen B*A*P*S, do yourself a favor and get acquainted with it right now. I know it has an abyssmal 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but when was the last time you saw Halle Berry dance like that??? (Yes, that's Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry in the above orange latex jumpsuit.) Ambling plot lines and whatever/meh dialogue notwithstanding, the costume design in this movie is exemplary and 100% resonates with present-day trends. Gobs of gold, denim on denim, crop tops, and so much more. (Fun Fact: Ruth E. Carter, the B*A*P*S costume designer, is also responsible for the wardrobe in Do The Right Thing, Amistad, Love & Basketball, and a slew of other beloved films.) Thus, we're THAT much more stoked to celebrate B*A*P*S' anniversary (the film came out on this day in 1997). In honor of the film's 17th birthday, we're presenting you with a TON of GIFs to relive the movie's ATL-to-Beverly Hills style over and over (and over and over).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LADA GAGA! I'm sure everyone will be celebrating in appropriate style tonight (glitter bombs, platform boots, scantily clad dancers, etc.), but Gaga decided to kick things off early by hitting the town last night, just ahead of her seven-night Roseland residency. One of her Little Monsters captured her late-night appearance via Instagram, and she was in FULL party mode. She happily danced while all her fans sang "Happy Birthday" and proudly announced, "I made it past 27!"—a somewhat morbid reference, perhaps, to the infamous 27 Club.
Who wore Astrid Andersen better?
Photo: Getty Images/@champagnepapi's Instagram
Adding to the looming questions about their relationship status, Drake and Rihanna appear to have been swapping clothes as they’ve been dining across Europe in between shows for Drizzy’s Nothing Was the Same tour. Two weeks ago, Rihanna left Manchester in a Pigalle hoodie previously worn by Aubrey and now they might be sharing this black fur Astrid Andersen jacket. IDK about you, but it sounds like they're asking for a Who Wore It Better.
Hey readers, here's another round of Fashion Fanfic. In this installment of fantasy celebrity conversations, we find Jerry Seinfeld, along with the rest of the Seinfeld crew (Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus), at the iconic Tom's Restaurant discussing exactly what is the deal with "normcore" and how a fashion movement about nothing is kind of something. Here's how we think it went down.
Jerry sat down at his usual booth at Monk's Cafe, no, that wasn't right, at Tom's Restaurant, located on the corner of West 112th Street and Broadway in Morningside Heights. He sometimes had to mentally correct himself and distinguish between reality and a passing facsimile of reality, even if it was loosely based on his own reality. Sometimes, it got so confusing. "What was the deal with—" began his inner monologue before he heard the door open, and spotted Jason Alexander's bald head in the doorway.
They hadn't seen each other since filming a promo and an episode for "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," which some had speculated would be an official Seinfeld reunion. Sadly, that was not to be. However, it was nice to get the gang together when in town. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was rumored to possibly show up to join them, now that she had finished filming season three of Veep. No one had seen Michael Richards for years.
One of Daft Punk's new merch ads.
Photo: Daft Punk
Daft Punk might have just perfected the band merch rollout. Of course, the robotic French duo know a thing or two about promoting: their Grammy-winning Album of the Year Random Access Memories was as memorable for its billboards, editorial spreads, and Saint Laurent suits as it was for “Get Lucky,” the Pharrell Williams-assisted track we’re still hearing everywhere—at the grocery store, mall, you name it. For their new merch, Daft Punk continued with their album’s theme of late '70s glamour and commissioned some very throwback ads.
It seems like just yesterday that Lauren Conrad was gracing the cover of Allure and revealing her deepest beauty secrets (JK, it was two days ago!). One such secret involved one of LC's best assets—her hair, of course. "I can't remember the last time I didn't have extensions," she told the magazine. "Extensions are great. And they've come so far in the last few years." We read that and naturally assumed she was just talking about, y'know, the gorgeous hair on her head. But apparently Lauren likes her fake tresses to be pretty AND multifunctional...namely, doubling as makeshift unibrows.
Pharrell Williams Performing at the 2014 Oscars
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If there’s anything we should have seen coming, it’s this. How many times does a dude like Pharrell Williams have to wear a classic three-striped Adidas Fireband jacket before we realize what’s really up? After weeks of speculation, the news has finally broken. Skateboard P has inked an exclusive design deal with Adidas, slated to debut Summer 2014—so start saving your coins now, cause this will be MAY-JAH! Of course, this isn't your typical run-of-the-mill celebrity endorsement campaign (duh, it’s Pharrell).
MEMES ON CLOTHES. BRILLIANT.
Photos: The M.O.C. Brand
Memes: You know 'em, you love 'em, and now, thanks to the M.O.C. Brand, you can wear a bunch of them on your chest (or head, if you so choose). The Memes on Clothes Brand has a straightforward proposition—put memes on clothes—but they execute it in such a simple, beautiful way. Also, they operate with lightning quickness, much like the speed of internet memes themselves. We cover these dudes' work a ton, but finally sat them down to chat about their brand's origin story and try and put more of a face to the dudes behind the GENIUS Drake Yolo Polo. Peep the conversation after the jump!