Taylor Swift performing at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
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Earlier this week, we considered what Taylor Swift might wear to perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. We proposed four outfits, though, unfortunately, none came close to showing off as much leg as Taylor did on the VS
red pink Carpet and during her actual performance. None of them featured a huge flag either, but, LBR, who saw that coming?
Taylor kicked off the night on the pink carpet in a sequined floral Zuhair Murad dress that previewed just how much leg we'd be seeing throughout the show. Her hair, as usual, was sleek and straight: the only thing missing from her normal beauty game was a swipe of red lipstick. She probs just didn't want to show up the Angels. We feel ya, Taylor.
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Lady Gaga and Donatella Versace go way back. Like, all the way back to 2011, when Gaga borrowed a vintage Versace dress for her "Edge of Glory" music video. Flash forward two years later, and they're basically besties (and sometimes twinsies, depending on Gaga's wig du jour): they do lots of air kissing, they send each other extravagant flower arrangements and now, after Gaga penned an ode to Versace with her song "Donatella," rumor has it that Mother Monster is slated to be the face of the brand's spring 2014 ad campaign. Suddenly, there's a whole new meaning to the phrase "friends with benefits."
Obviously, the set of this potential shoot provides the perfect place for us to drop in for another installment of Fashion Fanfic. Because LBR: aren't you DYING to know what the two of them talk about?
“And zen I told her, ‘Jes! Of caars, of caars! It looks fabulous, it is amazing,’” Donatella explained to Gaga as the pair entered a cavernous London studio, arms linked. She exhaled a long drag of her cigarette and brushed a bleached blonde strand away from her face to survey the set. “Jes, this is fabulous.”
Gaga set down her meatball-inspired handbag (made to scale with real marinara) and beelined for the nearest garment rack (there were seven). “You know,” she started, “I just really want people to feel included in this ad, Donatella. I want this to be an all-inclusive ad. I want people to look at this ad and know that they’re not just looking at fashion or art—I want them to know that they’re looking at … a movement.”
Mariah Carey, gloves, and fan on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
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Last summer, Mariah Carey's accessory of
choice necessity was an arm sling for her dislocated shoulder. She had many glamorous sling options, including a feathered one, a lace one, and a rhinestone-encrusted one. Now that she's largely healed, Mariah seems to have traded in one arm accessory for another: gloves.
Mariah appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night to promote her new single, "The Art Of Letting Go," sporting lace and leather driving gloves. While the slings are no longer necessary, Mimi still has nerve damage in her right hand, which is why she's been wearing gloves. She reveals that she likes them, though, and is willing to give them "a moment." Glove makers, prepare yourselves for a rush of feathered glove orders. Have rhinestones on standby, too.
Juicy J and Drake in a still from Drake's "Worst Behavior" music video.
HOLD UP, HOLD MY PHONE. Drake has unleashed his Tennessee-flavored video for "Worst Behavior," and it must be analyzed immediately. Drizzy teamed up once again with his Toronto pal, Director X ("HYFR," "Started From The Bottom") to seize the streets of Memphis with pink three-piece suits, an OVO Owl mascot costume and general tomfoolery befitting of the song's title. There's much to discuss, so let's get crack-a-lackin'.
In conjunction with the release of her ARTPOP album, Lady Gaga opened an ARTPOP pop-up shop in New York City, which MTV was lucky enough to peep privately. *hair flip* The shop is in the former Alexander McQueen store space, which as our tour guide Melissa Notaro (art director, BMF Media) describes it, "has something very Gaga-esque about it." While none of Gaga's legendary McQueen pieces seem to be on display in the shop (think her 10-inch armadillo heels, her 2009 VMA red lace face mask), there are a ton of other immediately recognizable pieces.
Katy, Miley and Nicki rock Chanel chain belts.
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Most people buy belts to help hold up their pants up or cinch their waist in an over-sized outfit. Celebrities, however, are not most people. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna (see below) have all recently been spotted wearing Chanel chain belts that definitely serve the purpose of #FASHUN over function. I mean, the way these dangling designer links are typically worn—slung low, multi-layered and/or over already snug garments—these “belts” are actually a lot closer to like, really expensive necklaces for your hips.
Of course, no matter how you categorize this particular accessory, it will consistently portrait luxury. A seemingly average outfit is instantly upgraded by the addition of a draped, chain belt and if you happen to have one with those iconic double-c's, well, feel free to flip your hair. (Politely, of course.)
Rajon Rondo ponders a button-up shirt.
Did you know that NBA players have lives off the court? *pauses for response* Yea, me neither! JK, we all knew that because people are people, and professional basketball players are humans just like you and I. Just with freakish athletic ability. Oh, and some have 500 square foot sneaker closets.
The voyeuristic want to know more about what famous people do in their down time is a bug that will likely never die, so the NBA is teaming up with American Express to give the people what they want with a new monthly series called Off The Court. Each month, the league is choosing one extracurricular category and diving into the many ways their players express their passions for things other than basketball. This month's feature? Style, DUH! And they're kicking things off with none other than Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
Taylor Swift is headed to the catwalk to perform at this year's Victoria Secret's Fashion Show! While we're well aware of what the Angels will be wearing (bras, garter belts, etc.), what Taylor will perform in is a total ~mystery~. We've rounded up some of Taylor's past performance outfits that could serve as inspiration for the show: her typically modest dress will definitely stand out in a room full of scantily clad models, which is not an easy task.
Taylor Swift performing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (potentially).
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The photo above depicts what Taylor could like performing in front of Behati Prinsloo (the future Mrs. Adam Levine, BTW), in a white turtleneck dress. The dress is multi-layered, and while it looks like some midriff/chest skin is showing, that is a ruse! It's skin-colored fabric covering her actual skin. Swift leaves the exposed epidermis to the ladies in wings.
Rihanna gives a sneak peak of her 'What Now' style.
Photo: @badgalriri's Instagram
Over the weekend, Rihanna posted a few short clips to Instagram of fans singing along to a live performance of her new single, “What Now.” One of the accompanying captions implied that a music video for the song would be coming soon, and judging from those videos, we got the impression that it might be fan-fueled. D’awww! #RihannaNavyLove Well, that may still be the case, but we now know that it will also include THE MULLET. Oh, and a very ripped, #ghettogoth Rihanna. BONUS!
According to Rihanna, the video for “What Now” is set to be released on #FRIHDAY (see what she did there?), and from the two style snaps she shared, it’s going to be RULL angsty. AND, if the lyrics of the song are any indication, the reason she’s squatting in that corner looking so angry in her heavy black eye makeup praaahbably has something to do with some unresolved issues with a certain *achem* trouble-making ex. But that’s just a guess, of course.
Lady Gaga at 'Glamour' Magazine's Women Of The Year Awards.
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