Taylor Swift on the CMA Awards red carpet.
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At first glance, the sophisticated red gown Taylor Swift wore to this year's CMA Awards seemed pretty predictable. I mean, let’s be honest: she’s been known to rock full-skirted, feminine frocks a time or two (or ten) and this Elie Saab piece ~appears~ to be no different.
The ornate, crystal detailing, the demure neckline, the ample train—don’t get us wrong, the girl looks gorgeous. But it feels a little safe, no? NOPE. Further inspection reveals a dramatic, plunging back with The Most Perfect gathers that accentuate her tiny waist. Swoooooon. Taylor accessorized the business-in-front-party-in-the-back gown with stunning Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Jimmy Choo heels and a delicate chignon. Needless to say, we’re into it. (And hello! It’s red. Because, you know, Red. Heh. *sigh*)
Whoa, check out Selena Gomez in a bra and bob! Don't worry, we haven't unearthed private photos of the singer: this flick and the voyeuristic ones below are from her just-released spread in Flaunt magazine. The editorial, shot by Amanda de Cadenet, features Selena in a far more mature context than we're used to seeing her. Sure, we've seen her in a teeny bikini in Spring Breakers, but the tailored looks in this steamy tryst is some seriously bracing stuff.
The black, lace bralette and the shorter 'do is enough of a different look for Selly that we almost missed the shirtless man in the foreground of the picture. Almost.
When it comes to making miserable look good, Sky Ferreira is a pro. In a series of new ads shot by Henrik Purienne for Maison Kitsuné, Ferreira serves up some "OMG I HATE YOU, CLOSE THE CURTAINS," realness in some less-realistic lounge-wear. I mean, I'm sure there ~are~ people out there who lay around pouting and posing and reading The New York Times in a sheening, cobalt pullover, stark-white business socks and a floral, silk headscarf—but, yeah, I don't know any of those people. (Sorry for shattering your dreams, fellas. Most girls definitely don't wake up looking quite so easy-like-Sunday-morning.)
A still from Lana Del Rey's 'Tropico' teaser.
Photo: Lana Del Rey's YouTube Page
Lana Del Rey has been quietly teasing Tropico, her short film, for months. Today, for the first time since this summer, there was news on the project in the form of a thirteen-second clip. Prior to the clip, Lanahad only provided images: first came a very Adam and Eve-y image of her holding a snake, which revealed that Tropico existed in the first place. Then came her second Adam and Eve image, in which she sported a flower bikini and stood next to model Shaun Ross in a dark forest. The final image was Lana in a veil, kneeling on the ground, evoking the Virgin Mary. Those images were rapidly released at the end of July and in the beginning of August, and since then we've heard nada. Way to leave us hanging, LDR.
SCUURT! Jennifer Lawrence just casually debuted a very short pixie cut via her Facebook fan page without, like, any sort of explanation or announcement at all. GIRL. If you're gonna go all temporary Beyonce on us like that, you have to at least give us some deets! Lawrence was snapped en route to a meet-up with her fellow Catching Fire cast mates for The Hunger Games’ Global Fan Day, and we’re really curious as to how the franchise’s loyal fans will feel about her chopping off Katniss Everdeen’s signature side-braid. I mean, she can obvi wear a wig if it hasn’t grown out by the time the next film rolls around, but seeing Katniss without her hair at an event for The Hunger Games kinda feels like pulling back the curtain on the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz, amirite? Kind of?
Kanye West in his Yeezus Tour merch.
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Who'd have thought Kanye West would be the biggest fan of his own Yeezus Tour merch? He's normally so humble about his work... JK JK! Just last week, he told us how "[he's] the number one, most influential person on the globe in fashion." So it's only fitting that 'Ye would model his own wares and show just how fresh" his Yeezus product really is.
A few days into the tour, there was a photo of Kanye wearing a T-shirt with a picture of Kim Kardashian on it, across which Yeezus was written. While that particular tee may have been a Kanye West exclusive (limited-edition, 1:1 HANH?!) because it hasn't been released yet, there are other options being sold on tour and in his LA pop-up shop.
Though he's yet to wear his PacSun gear, he has been spotted in one of the Wes Lang-illustrated joints featuring the Grim Reaper holding a bouquet of flowers, as well as a printed "Yeezus Tour" sweatshirt with the sleeves cut off (who doesn't love a remix?). He must really love the way it all looks with destroyed jeans (the same ones he wore on Jimmy Kimmel), since that's proved to be his go-to pairing. The repeated look (a rarity for the fashion plate) doesn't stop there: he's also worn his controversial, stars-and-bars, Confederate jacket twice (and counting).
Miley's new tattoo of her "mammie."
Photo: @mileycyrus' Twitter
Miley! What would your grandmother say?! (In this case, probably something along the lines of, “Well, isn't that swell.”) Last night, Miley Cyrus called on good pal and celebrity tattoo artist, Kat Von D, to add another piece of ink to her ever-growing collection. Kat’s tatted Cyrus several times before, including the two crossed arrows on her elbow (which symbolize “friendship”) and a mini-rendition of a da Vinci anatomical heart that she got in February and April, respectively. This time around, Von D replicated a vintage photo of Miley’s maternal grandmother, Loretta Finley, a.k.a., “Mammie,” on her right forearm. And it’s like, really real-looking.
Rita Ora at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards.
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Another day, another 'do for Rita Ora! Last night at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards, where she won Musician Of The Year, Rita debuted a new, tousled platinum coif. Though she changes her hair on the regular (remember the colored chunks from a few weeks ago?), Rita has never gone quite this blonde before. In fact, the bright color stood in such stark contrast with her brows and red lip, that the whole thing is serving major Gwen Stefani vibes.
Rita, who dubbed herself the "#icequeen," wore a white, long-sleeved, lace Ermanno Scervino gown. If you're gonna wear white after Labor Day, may as well wear it head-to-toe, right? On that note, it's a good thing there wasn't a blizzard in London last night, since it would've been near-impossible to pluck Rita from a pile of snow. Bold lipstick notwithstanding.
Demi Lovato for 'Latina.'
Photo: 'Latina' magazine
Dang, Demi! And here we thought your last magazine cover was a knock-out. I mean, to be fair, it was. But this—this is like, stutter-inducing gorgeous. Latina magazine named Demi Lovato one of this year's "Latina Women of the Year," and it's easy to see why: the 21-year-old singer has been RULL busy over the last 12 months, doing things like singing catchy songs (duh), hosting The X Factor (for the second season in a row), collaborating on her own signature nail art collections, making charitabe trips to Africa and, oh, rocking the heck out of blue hair, which, TBH, is no easy feat.
And even though our dreams of a blue-haired Demi cover have yet to come true (*sigh*), she looks G-G-GREAT as a blonde. (Like we said, stutter-inducing.) Especially when paired with a body-con black dress, embellished cropped jacket, a majorly stunning necklace and a come-hither stare that, quite frankly, is making us blush.
Thirteen years ago, Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP and the world was formally introduced to the ~real~ Slim Shady: crisp white tees, baggy jeans, a ton of du-rags and a platinum blonde buzz-cut. OK, so the really real Slim Shady (aka: Marshall Mathers), is actually a natural brunette—but Em’s blonde locks quickly became synonymous with his rap persona during his breakthrough era. In fact, Em kept bleaching his hair through 2009, when he reemerged from a short hiatus with Relapse, his sixth studio album, and first debuted his dark, natural color.
At that point, he’d also kicked a few bad habits, beefed up his physique and sharpened his style game: he traded du-rags for military caps and beanies and swapped saggy tracksuits for leather bombers—but that was just the beginning of the evolution of Marshall Mathers. Flash forward to last May, when Em announced he was working on a new album. That album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was released today and is a sequel to his eponymous 2000 EP. Em went back to blonde for MMLP2 and told Rolling Stone in an upcoming cover story that he credits his manager for the throwback 'do idea.
"And once the songs started to come together and the picture got a little more clear of what it was gonna be, [my manager] hit me with the idea and I was like ‘Yo, you know I thought about that, right?’ And he was like, ‘Well you know, why not?’ And I was like ‘I don’t know how it’s gonna look. I haven’t had it in how many f****** years? Five, six years.’ I was like, ‘I’m so used to it being dark,’ you know. So I just tried it. And I was like ‘F*** it.’”