Solange for 'Harper's Bazaar.'
Photos: Harper's Bazaar
Here we were thinking Solange just grabs whatever is in her closet and heads out the door (you know, ***Flawless style). But in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she reveals there's actually a method to her covetably fearless bright dressing. Sol says, "You can pull images of me from seven to 14 years ago and I was absolutely nuts. I have always been drawn to interesting pieces and colors, but I didn't quite know how to limit myself and make those statement pieces work." Solange doesn’t exactly give away her magic in the pages of the feature, but she does hint that reorganizing her closet helped her "develop a style that felt like [her]."
Karlie Kloss wearing slides for 'Interview' and a pair of Adilettes
Photos: Interview Magazine/Adidas
Look at this foot. It's been over a year since the slow immersion of the athletic slide and its brethren into the annals of high fashion, and it hasn't exhausted itself yet: For one, this season in New York, rising label Houghton revisited Celine's furry Spring 2013 slippers, with similar versions in shearling and mohair for Autumn 2014. For two: A year on, designers are still pushing them in a direction you might not have imagined, or wished for—normcore, as it were, with the foot being the locus of all of normcore's attendant politics. Marni's Spring 2014 line, for instance, features flip-flops on a platform that align with the '30s spectator theme of the collection but also recall some of the more awkward moments of our late-'90s adolescence. (Damn, Marni, at least it's a platform—the further our feet are from the gross New York sidewalk, the better.)
Shaliene Woodley on the cover of 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
There are still four more tortuous days until Divergent hits theaters, but we're becoming increasingly confident that Shailene Woodley is going to totally nail the role of Tris. The latest evidence comes in the form of her new Marie Claire interview, in which she talks openly and confidently about herself AND models some bold, hard-to-pull-off clothes. On the cover, Shailene wears Tommy Hilfiger pants and a swimsuit with cutouts and zippers, and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if she decided to swim in the Olympics in this and then won. #sportyspice
Who wore gingham and cowboy boots better?
Photo: W Magazine/Getty Images
While Miley Cyrus has been changing up her Bangerz Tour wardrobe on the regular, her affinity for pairing red gingham and cowboy boots remains. She wore a full gingham jumpsuit on Miley Unplugged, but for the tour, she swapped that for a bejeweled crop top and high-waisted, high-cut briefs. Seemingly taking a page from Miley's country book, Amanda Seyfried's W spread features the actress in a very similar look. The question is, though: Who wore it better?
Amanda's Louis Vuitton bikini is paired with burgundy Lucchese boots. I know this is just a shoot and she's not actually venturing out into the world to do anything, but what could she do in this outfit, TBH? Tread water with difficulty? Ride a horse and risk the worst chafing in the world? It seems like the only option is to lounge glamorously in a fuzzy Michael Kors sweater, especially since she does it so well.
Nicki Minaj on the set of 'Senile.'
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
In case you were worried Nicki Minaj's "Senile" video would only contain one brand-new matching Moschino set, you can rest assured: There will be at least two. Nicki posted a new set of images from the shoot on Instagram last night, and though she has on a Moschino bra and underwear, she looks very different than she did in last week's photos. Perhaps it's that dark lip liner?
In addition to the liner, Nicki has on a pair of gold bamboo door-knocker hoops that could give Rihanna's biggest pair a run for their money. Maybe Nicki hit up Rih to ask about the "#chola" life—she went as a "#ZombieChola" for Halloween last year, so she may have tips on tying a bandana and keeping your liner in place. Just two friends exchanging lifestyle tips, y'know, the usual.
Clockwise from top left: Iggy Azalea, the 1975, Jack Antonoff, and Wild Cub at the 2014 Woodies.
The 2014 Woodie Awards are mere HOURS away. Who will win the Cover Woodie? What will Iggy Azalea's modified yellow Cher Horowitz suit look like in motion? We'll have answers to these and more important questions soon. We might not want to wait, but the fact is: We have no choice. So to bide time until the big show at 8 p.m. EST tonight, peep our backstage interviews with this year's Woodies performers. You'll hear Iggy talk about never wearing pants onstage and what she does when clothes mysteriously appear in her suitcases, the 1975 reveal the brands and stores that contribute to their "black and expensive" wardrobe, and which Woodies performer describes his personal style as "a nine-year-old who was allowed to dress themself [sic] for the first time." Enjoy!
Lauren Conrad and her new 'do.
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• Lauren Conrad got herself a shorter 'do, and we are feelin' it. She is a hair goddess and we must all bow before her, IMHO.
• Selena Gomez was spotted shooting new Adidas NEO ads, and though we have no idea what season they're for, we're excited that the duo is teaming up yet again. She looks ready for both winter and summer, which is how I've been forced to dress this past week.
• Ellie Goulding, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James were on MTV First to talk about Divergent, and Ellie issued a beauty warning out to the masses. Considering how effortlessly cool she looks all the time, we'll take any advice she offers.
• Miley Cyrus debuted a total of four new performance outfits on her Bangerz Tour this week. Our faves (only if we had to choose) were her tongue-print leotard and stuffed animal jacket. Y'know, stuff only Miley could pull off.
• There was a momentary dearth of Lupita Nyong'o news in our lives, but fortunately, her cover of The Hollywood Reporter with her stylist and Michelle Dockery was released, so we didn't have to resort to looking at old pictures of her.
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A still from Le1f's 'Letterman' performance.
Photo: Late Show With David Letterman
You GUYS. Le1f made his national television debut last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, and we could NOT be more excited about it! The NY-based Greedhead MC performed his horn-speckled "Wut" track—a year-round banger in these parts of the interwebs—with gobs of choreography, a dancer on either side, and a backup band boasting Blood Orange/Dev Hynes. MAJOR. Oh, and also, he did it all in a full Hood by Air ensemble courtesy of Shayne Oliver himself. *brushes shoulders off*
Jennifer Lopez in a still from "I Luh Ya Papi" video and at the Grammys in 2000.
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In addition to serving up a whole lotta half-naked dudes (#hey), Jennifer Lopez's new music video for "I Luh Ya Papi" serves up some gender equality realness. At the beginning of the video, a record label exec is pitching video locations to J.Lo and her friends (I always bring mine to meetings too) and they're, like, really terrible. A water park? How about no. The zoo? Hard pass. Jennifer and her friends decide the video should feature Jennifer in the role of a ~typical~ video guy, with the gender roles reversed. There is, for example, a shirtless man washing a car/his body while J.Lo and her friends look on. Typical Thursday where I come from, TBH.
One of biggest gender reversals in the video, at least fashion-wise, though, is when J.Lo dons a jumpsuit that is quite reminiscent of her infamous 2000 Grammys dress. I can't believe people made a big deal about this, you guys. She was wearing a full-length Versace gown that showed a little bit of chest and stomach skin. Everything else was covered. Simon Cowell wore deeper Vs on American Idol every Tuesday and Wednesday night on network TV. Anyway, it seems that because she is imitating men in her video, J.Lo wears a similar print in a similar color scheme, but it ends in pants, rather than a skirt. Talk about a power suit, riiight?