Mariah Carey's "Good Morning America" wardrobe malfunction does not phase her.
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It goes without saying that Mariah Carey is FABULOUS. All the way from her Cinderella-themed wedding vow renewal ceremony to that Azzedine Alaïa couture wardrobe to those superhuman pipes that cemented her status as a household name for decades. Accordingly, when Mimi does something, she does it in a BIG way, even if that something is as simple or potentially embarrassing as a wardrobe malfunction on live TV. Mariah hit up Good Morning America this morning to pop off the show's annual Summer Concert Series in Central Park. And pop she did! Or rather, her dress did.
Taylor Swift talks style with Keds.
Our go-to makeup look, a classic cat eye and a bright lip, might seem basic, but let us tell you, it has taken some time to master. Besides finding the right colors, the perfect applicator, picking liquid or gel, it's just plain HARD to do your makeup sometimes. You know who understands? Taylor Swift. In the second installment of her style video series for Keds, Tay talks all things style, but perhaps most interestingly she admits that she hasn't always known how to do her makeup, either. "I’ve had a lot of failed make-up looks that I would try in school before I learned how to do the line right! And sometimes I get it wrong still," she says in the video. The pop star continues, "I like the cat eyeliner a lot. It’s all about getting the right angle and my one tip for how to do it right is to take the angle and direction your bottom lash line is going and follow that angle up. If I’m drawing a really fine line, I like liquid eyeliner pens. You have to get really close to your lash line.” Good advice, indeed!
Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls at the 2013 AamfAR Cinema Against AIDS Event.
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Judging from all the awesome fashion moments that have happened thus far at Cannes, it's easy to see how this international film festival makes all those other movie events throughout the year look like, well, casual Friday. We're talking hot-off-the-runway, boundary-pushing ensembles, here, you guys! And sure, the 12-day stint is technically about the flicks, but nobody can deny the fact that all the stars in attendance are also serving up an equal helping of style. While the premieres themselves (Bling Ring! Gatsby!) are worth writing home about, leave it to last night's 20th Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS fashion show to take this week's glamour to the NEXT LEVEL. The event read like a who's who list of the global fashion set, featuring top models and actresses alike decked out in seriously covetable designer pieces. And if you want our, ahem, totally un-biased opinion, House of Style hosts Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls were two of the best dressed ladies there.
Rihanna in Morocco and a look from Jeremy Scott's spring 2013 runway.
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If there's one thing we love about Rihanna, it's the fact that she documents every part of her oh-so-amazing life for ALL to see. (Like, seriously, just take one peek at her Instagram. The end.) When she's traveling the world, we get a little taste of the country's culture through RiRi's eyes, and we kiiind of can't get enough of it. This morning she landed in Morocco, and Ri immediately traded in her typical graphic tee and short-shorts steez for an Arab-inspired ensemble. She sported a leopard print burqa under a backward snapback with a solid black maxi dress (looks like the one from her River Island collection!), red hot nails, and black leggings. What's interesting about this outfit, though, is that it's incredibly similar to a look from Jeremy Scott's spring 2013 NYFW runway show. Leopard burqa? Check. Black snapback like the faux croc New Era one on the catwalk? Check. Solid black dress? Check. The fashion girl in us hopes SO HARD that she was inspired by J. Scott and tried to do her own take on his "Arab Spring" inspired collection, but we may never know!
Is Rita taking style cues from Willy W.?!
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Although Rita Ora might've claimed to be repping the new Smurfs movie with her (temporarily) blue hair earlier this week, there's NO fooling us here: the singer has now gone back to blonde, and she's got yet another style muse! Just like last time, the answer's obvious. When the pop star stepped out yesterday in a purple jacket, pants, and matching nails, there's NO denying the fact that she's paying homage to the ultimate candy man himself, Willy Wonka. We're not talking about Johnny Depp's 2005 incarnation, either. Nope, we're referring to the 1971 throwback Charlie and the Chocolate Factory version, starring Gene Wilder himself. Whether or not Rita realized it at the time, we're digging her bold, monochromatic plum look! Not to mention, the fact that Wonka just might be THE most creative fashion icon we're seen in a while...
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In case you didn't hear us screaming it at the top of our lungs, SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE! Well, almost. While some of us might be having a little bit of a hard time acclimating to the heat (and how bad our hair looks in the humidity, yikes), there's no denying that life is better when you can throw your tights into storage and prance around in a floaty little dress. Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of summer Fridays, beach weekends, and general laid back-ess, and naturally you're going to want to dress thematically. What's our favorite long weekend tradition? BBQs, OBVIOUSLY! Hotdogs, hamburgers, lemonade, the taste of charcoal on our tongues? Heaven. The summer is full of opportunities for grilling, but there's something so special about the first time you break out the propane tank, you know? You've already got your BBQ-themed nail art on lock, so throw on your hamburger sneaks, get that hot dog dress out of storage and let's get cookin'!
If there's one person that loves switching up their hair, it's Lauren Conrad. In 2012, the ex-Hillsie dyed her strands everything from hot pink to blue to peach, but this year it's ALL about the cut. Last night, she posted an Instagram pic that debuted—GASP—bangs! Her soft, '60s-inspired fringe looked gorge with her blonde ombre strands and giant tulle bow, and—to be totally honest—this feels like a pretty bold move for LC. I mean, she's perfected the center-parted, beachy waves for, well, as long as we can remember! (See: all of Laguna Beach.)
Daft Punk stan swag.
Bless whoever invented headphones for making it possible for us to listen to Daft Punk's "Instant Crush" enough times to drive a sane person crazy over the past week or so. The robots released Random Access Memories, their guest-filled, jam-packed mega album, to flurries of critical praise this week, and we have to say, we've become totally caught up in the Daft Punk fever. Here's the thing, though: those helmets really don't do anything for our hair. Like, we get it, you want to be mysterious, but a girl's gotta keep her 'do under control, know what we're saying? How are we supposed to keep our tonsorial game on point while also fanning out to the fullest while dancing around to the Daft Punk/Pharrell collab "Get Lucky" in our living rooms (see also: everywhere)? Behold, the glory of the internet! From the subtle to the totally over the top, there are myriad ways to show the world you're a Daft Punk fan, whether it be with a poster, a bracelet, or a key chain.
Of course our first stop was Etsy, where we found what is perhaps our favorite piece of Daft Punk swag. This Italian charm link bracelet ($15.00) is a subtle way to add a little disco to your arm party without having to make TOO much of a commitment. On the jewelry tip, you can also wear the signature helmets proximate to your head, with a pair of silver helmet inspired earrings ($15.99). If jewelry isn't your thing, you can keep the robots close to home with a helmet key chain ($15.46), or have them hanging IN your home with a letterpress poster ($13.00). If you love the RAM album art as much as we do, you can carry the polygon tote ($22.00) around wherever you go, or, perhaps even better yet, you can REALLY prove your obsession with the Daft Deco iPhone case ($35.00).
How do you like to show the world that you're a Daft Punk stan?
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Looks from Kaye Applewaite, Yunxiang (Sharon) Zhou, Yoonsung Choi and Isabel Simpson-Kirsch's collections at the Parsons' 2013 Fashion Show.
Photo: Courtesy of Parsons
Yesterday afternoon, I zoomed over to Pier 60 all the way over on Manhattan’s westernmost edge in the swampy summer heat to catch Parsons’ 2013 Senior Fashion Show. It was well worth it, not only for the Lobster Roll that I scarfed afterwards at Chelsea Market or the champagne that I managed to cadge after the event but because it’s always super exciting to see what the fash-youngs have up their sleeves.
The excitement was palpable. It feels like graduation but without the stupendous relief. Sure, your parents are there and you’re stoked to see your friends but there’s still this high-pressure live performance to get through. Plus, the finalists have been announced from your class but not the winners so you can sense the competitive energy throughout the room (for the winners, here's the official release). And, well, it’s fashion kids so you know that everyone was stunting in admirable outfits despite the truly prohibitive heat. Ensembles that you know they’ve been planning for several weeks at least.
The thing about a show like this is that it’s the distillation of two years of effort (fast track notwithstanding). The students spend hundreds of hours learning about technique, construction, and how best to narrate their vision and voice in a precise and appealing way. Without getting into the whole commerce vs. poetry thing, the most interesting aspect of watching a young designer at this point is that despite how early it is in their career, when a designer’s great, you can tell. The confidence is unmistakable and their message is complete. It really is that whole, “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action” Michelangelo thing. The seeming facility with with they retrieve the message from their brains and cajole fabric to behave in that manner can be breathtaking.
A still from HBO Films' trailer for "Behind The Candelabra."
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While it doesn't fit neatly into the "typical" Memorial Day activities, you better BUH-LIEVE I'm wedging HBO Films' Behind The Candelabra into my weekend of burgers, barbecues, and being outside. Just in case you didn't already know, Candelabra is an HBO Original biopic, directed by Steven Soderbergh and based on the memoir of the same name penned by Scott Thorson about his life with pianist/vocalist Liberace. Scott and the notoriously extravagant Liberace are played by Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, and if that alone isn't enough to get you to tune in Sunday night 9 p.m. EST, just watch the trailer and prepare to be floored by the record 30+ outfits crammed into the just-under-2-minutes-long preview.