Ariana Grande for 'Complex' Magazine.
Photo: 'Complex' Magazine
When we think of Ariana Grande, the first thing that comes to mind (after her multi-octave, mini-Mariah voice, of course) is her super-girly, vintage style. She’s like a tiny ‘50s housewife, but with way longer hair and way higher heels. The squeaky-clean starlet has never met a floral, a-line dress she didn't like, which is why we ACTUALLY gasped out loud when we saw her new photos for Complex magazine. Grande channels gangster glam in the mag’s December issue and resembles a mob boss’ well-dressed wife or like, the deviant star of a film noir.
Rihanna's Viva Glam collection.
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Dry those tears, RihannaNavy! Just when you thought Rihanna's holiday collection with MAC would be her last, she goes and announces that she's the new face of Viva Glam. Viva Glam lipstick was created by MAC in 1994 to benefit women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Every cent from each lipstick sold goes to the MAC AIDS Fund, which is why in recent years, the cosmetics giant has used the selling power of Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and Nicki Minaj for its campaigns. Remember those pics of Nicki Minaj floating in a pool surrounded by giant lipsticks? That was for Viva Glam.
Rihanna posted a photo of her Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass to Instagram this morning. Both are sparkly red and bear a striking resemblance to RiRi Woo (which we obvi love). But Rihanna's got big shoes to fill, according to some stats from Nicki Minaj. Her Minajesty claims that her own Viva Glam lipstick was the number 1 selling lipstick of all time. We're not too worried, though: after all, RiRi Woo sold out in 3 hours.
Selena Gomez on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Teen Vogue
It's been three months since we've seen Selena Gomez grace the cover of a magazine—she has been a little busy with her Stars Dance tour, after all—but now she's back on stands for the December cover of Teen Vogue. Oh, and, NBD, it's her fourth cover for the mag. On #4, Selena sheds the elaborate hairstyles she's been sporting recently for an undone (yet chic) 'do. The slightly mussed look is totally appropriate though, seeing as how she's sitting in the back of a convertible. #windblown Sellie wears a pink-and-red heart print Gucci dress and sports nearly no makeup: looking this serene in the back of a topless car is rarely this easy for us regular folk.
Rita Ora for 'Liberation.'
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram
Rita Ora is the kind of woman who wears many, many hats (and we mean that both figuratively and literally). Figuratively, we've seen the British pop star moonlight as a model, a makeup designer and an all-around fashion fixture in the last few months alone. Literally, she also has an extensive, ever-growing collection of lux headgear. Like this rabbit-ear headband, for example. And this House of Holland metallic snap-back. And this ~very~ memorable, diamond-encrusted, antler-horned hat-mask hybrid, which we first spotted several weeks back—and now, has finally re-materialized on the cover of Libération.
Nicki Minaj in a bodysuit and jacket (possibly) from her Kmart collection.
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
It's no secret that Nicki Minaj loves wearing clothes from her collaboration with Kmart. The jackets from the collection are just perfect to wear without a shirt underneath—she's done it twice. She also wore a pair of her own distressed, acid-wash jeans to perform during New York Fashion Week and rocked a matching two-piece look while sitting front row at Jeremy Scott. So when Minaj took the stage at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse concert this weekend, and (as usual) posted a pic of what she was wearing on Instagram, we had to take a closer look at her ensemble's familiar design.
Ariana Grande for 'Notion' Magazine.
Photo: 'Notion' Magazine
What’s cuter than Ariana Grande on any given day? Aside from like, a bathtub filled with puppies, not a whole lot. Actually, after seeing the new cover of Notion magazine, we take that back. Dressed in a textured, black-and-white bustier crop-top and flared black skirt, Grande gets the cartoon treatment with illustrated embellishments from emerging artist, Hattie Stewart. OK, so, correction: the only thing cuter than Ariana Grande on any given day is now Ariana Grande surrounded by doe-eyed cartoon faces. (Sorry, puppies.)
One Direction at the Japanese premiere of 'This Is Us.'
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While the cover of their upcoming album, Midnight Memories, made it seem like the five members of One Direction were traveling down divergent style paths, the Japanese premiere of This Is Us brought coordinated clothing back into our lives. The boys all wore pieces that are characteristic of their personal styles, but decidedly stuck to a black and red palette.
Harry wore a black tuxedo jacket with those ripped knee jeans he always wears. No, really. He only wears those pants. Thankfully, their Take Me Home tour just ended, so now Harry will have a chance to buy new pants back home in London (where the stores are full of 'em). Next to Harry was Liam, who curiously wore a black, fully buttoned, sash-tied trench coat indoors. Directioners may recall the time he wore a similar blue trench to the New York premiere of the movie, so maybe it's his premiere look? Under the coat, he appears to have on a plaid shirt, which matches one of his bandmate's accessories perfectly.
Photo: Roc-A-Fella Records/Gif: Jenny Shafei
How's this for a Monday morning bombshell? It's been ten years since the release of Jay-Z's "Change Clothes" track featuring Pharrell Williams. Ten years!! And while the music video didn't exactly tell an accurate story of how time would unfold after its debut—it opens with Jay walking into what's meant to be his retirement party, though, spoiler alert: he released Kingdom Come just three years later—"Change Clothes" did have a strong and lasting influence on hip-hop style.
Lady Gaga at the YouTube Music Awards.
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Lady Gaga showed up to the first ever YouTube Music Awards in a familiar look: one similar to what she wore on her "Dope" single cover. Gaga hit the carpet in a leather shirt, her favorite 9-inch shoes, a black hat, sunglasses, and the metal-and-tooth grill she wears on the cover. The look isn't exactly the same—on the cover she pairs the grill with a cropped coat and underwear—but it's hard to focus on anything else when that grill has taken over her mouth. She has to keep her mouth open wider than when at the dentist. No thanks!