Florence Welch, Katy Perry, and Carey Mulligan at "Dress Gatsby".
It's unfortunate that the word 'timeless' is so overused, because there are some things that really deserve the designation. Miuccia Prada's designs are one of those truly timeless things, and that fact has never been more apparent than at the opening of "Dress Gatsby" at the Prada flagship store in New York City. Showcasing the 40 dresses costume designer Catherine Martin hand-picked for the pivotal party scenes in The Great Gatsby, the exhibit was a chance for party goers to see some of the modern designs that fit so seamlessly into the period piece, proving that anachronism is truly in the eye of the beholder. Although the gilded gowns were designed in and for the modern day, they don't pull you out of the roaring '20s feel of the film for a moment (at least from what we've been able to gather from the trailer). Also showcasing the sleek lines and delicate details of Prada's designs were some of the event's attendees, who ranged from those intimately acquainted with the Gatsby dresses—the film's star Carey Mulligan—to soundtrack contributor Florence Welch and, of course, celebs who are fans of the label, like Katy Perry, who broke up the crowd clad in minimal black in a graphic, muted purple floral dress with black and white detailing.
Cara Delevingne is Miss 'Vogue''s first cover girl!
Photo: Via British 'Vogue'
The secret's out, y'all! British Vogue officially has a cool little sister in the newly-launched Miss Vogue magazine. And let's be honest—who better to front the glossy's debut issue than Cara Delevingne? After some Twitter teasers this week about the mystery cover girl, today is the day we can finally feast our eyes on Cara in ALL her pretty, pink glory. The notorious industry goofball, onesie queen, and 2012's Model of the Year is smiling wide in bold red lipstick and dressed in a custom Topshop Unique ensemble. The 20-year-old has been a longtime favorite of the U.K. retail giant, walking in the Fall/Winter runway show as well as being a key player in the brand's tech-savvy catwalk production. While Topshop's boundary-pushing goods are nothing new, here Cara's throwing back to the ultimate middle school style trick by layering her sequined cami over the basic gray crewneck (remember those days?!).
Guys, something very magical happened last night: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renewed their vows at Disneyland. But, in pure Mariah fashion, this wasn't just any ol' 5th anniversary. She shut it DOWN with an all-out Cinderella-themed ceremony (as in, like, she actually shut down Disneyland for a night *bows down*) while wearing a white princess ball gown with a strapless lace corset, diamond necklace, diamond studs, and a diamond tiara. The best part about the ENTIRE ceremony, though, was how Mariah tweeted and Vined the HECK out of her night. Our favorite parts included 1.) Watching three people help Mariah put her dress on, 2.) "Mommy" hanging with princess Monroe before the night started, and 3.) Mariah using the hashtag "#donthatemebecauseimadiva" while she made her way to the "freezing cold guests" in a Cinderella carriage. YEP.
Miley Cyrus for "V" Magazine.
Photo: V Magazine
We may STILL be reeling off of Miley Cyrus' TWO ELLE UK covers, but the platinum pixie-headed girl isn't stopping there on her quest to plaster her mug all over your newsstands. Hot on the heels of the ELLE UK release, V Magazine has revealed Billy Ray's little girl as their Summer 2013 cover girl. Not once, not even twice, but THREE. TIMES. *wipes sweat from upper lip* PHEW!
Some of the rad stuff that we can (finally!) score, thanks to Hukkster
Photo: Courtesy of Hukkster/OtteNY/Net-a-Porter/Opening Ceremony/House of Harlow
Earlier this week Time Inc. released its Top 10 Startups to Watch in 2013 List, and we've got to admit: between all the key players in tech and social media these days, the fashion world was disappointingly underrepresented. But alongside emerging businesses such as Grouper and ArchetypeMe, ONE glimmery style startup managed to snag a spot on the coveted list. Meet Hukkster, the new platform aimed to change the way we shop online. But before you go tightening your grasp on your wallet and clutching your credit card with the jaws of life, hold up! Ironically enough, Hukkster's not about making you splurge more—at least, not technically—it's actually about helping you score the pieces you love for less.
Ke$ha and Justin Bieber in American flag onesies.
We have to admit, we love being able to call Ke$ha an MTV star. In case y'all haven't heard, the glitter-obsessed pop star launched her own TV series called Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life last week on this very network (it airs every Tuesday night at 11 PM ET/PT! #shamlessplug), and, like, not to brag or anything, but it's an AMAZING show. The 30-minute episodes feature all the behind-the-scenes tour haps, including killer performances, boy probs, and everything in-between (a.k.a. very, very important fashion moments). Last night's "Animal On The Hunt" episode focused on K-Money's search for the perfect bearded boy, but we couldn't help but focus on something else—Ke$ha wearing an American flag zip-up onesie while boarding a plane.
Unless you live in a vacuum bubble that seals off contact to all things nostalgic and AWESOME, you've probably heard that TLC IS REUNITING. And not only that, reportedly, T-Boz and Chilli are linking back up with the late great Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes via digital projections of precious archival performance footage (no Tupac hologram, guys) for a full-fledged reunion TOUR. One of the most iconic and prolific girl groups of the '90s will reassemble this July at VH1's Mixtape Festival, and we CAN'T. WAIT. In fact, we're so on the edge of our seats about this that we're already picking out what outfits we'll wear to the show—inspired by the ladies themselves, of course. Check 'em out below, and no, they don't include this No Scrubs tee or this votive candle. We don't remove those from the shrine.
A TLC reunion tour is a definite cause to go a little "crazy."
Photo: Nasty Gal/ASOS/StyleNanda
This is not to say that overalls are "crazy." On quite the contrary, we LOVE THEM. But pairing these acid wash overalls ($155.00) with a banana print crop top ($37.41), printed multi-color sneaker wedges ($88.00), and tying a seriously VIBRANT orange layering crewneck ($36.11) around your waist? That veers you right into crazytown. (No, erm, not that Crazy Town.) Top it all off with a pair of oil slick lensed Jeepers Peepers ($29.93), two raver pigtail buns, and maybe a condom or three attached to your ensemble, and you're "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"-extra ready!
Rita Ora wore a UNIF clear jacket at Coachella.
Photo: Splash/Nasty Gal
We're not the only ones feeling the spring fever vibes around here, you guys. Leave it to Rita Ora to get a major head start on some KEY warm weather trends this month, from rocking that old-meets-new version of the gladiator boot to strutting her stuff in a basketball jersey dress. Now the pop star's bringing yet another unexpected piece smack dab onto everyone's radar: the clear jacket. We spotted the singer traipsing around the Coachella festival grounds several weeks ago, repping her trademark tomboy style (and uh, showing off her rock hard abs) in a graphic Carven skirt, fresh white Supergas, a HUF hat, and, the piece de resistance, her see-through moto jacket. Remember when Lady Gaga hopped on the transparent clothing fad early in her plastic frock at the 2010 EMA?! Well, Rita's version definitely a more wearable option for everyone who isn't brave enough to wear nipple stickers IRL. In other words, most of us...?
Carey Mulligan wearing Prada as Daisy Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby'.
Photo: Warner Bros.
You may have to wait another 11 days until The Great Gatsby is released, but if you're in New York City tonight and you want to get an up close and personal preview of some of the sartorial aspects of the film, you're in luck. Prada will be showcasing a collection of the dresses from the film at the SoHo flagship store, beginning this evening and running through May 12th, at which point it will migrate across the Pacific to Tokyo. Miuccia Prada worked closely with costume director Catherine Martin to choose 40 looks for the film, all showcased in the two major party scenes. The designer spoke with Women's Wear Daily about the collaboration, highlighting the way that her designs took on new meaning within the context of the film. In one of the film's pivotal scenes, and no spoilers because all this is in the trailer, Carey Mulligan wears Prada's spring 2010 "chandelier dress," a gown that is all beading and movement, and, Prada says, “[the dress] was meant to be about light,” speaking of her original concept, but going on to say that for the film “it became about money, because [Luhrmann] wanted to show her as the most beautiful and rich woman on earth.”
Beyonce on stage during The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce's Tumblr
The more affordable tickets for the North American leg of Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour are long gone, but, and maybe this is a totally off-base suggestion, there are actually a few VIP packages still available. If you're anything like me, you probably COMPLETELY ruled out those tickets, and understandably so. I mean, several hundred bucks is no small price to pay for one night, even if it's with Beyonce. Plus, it's a lot harder to get a group of friends together when everyone is paying sooooo much. It's a situation that seems so out-of-the-question that you probably didn't even open up those VIP package descriptions (even with their fun names like "Upgrade U" and "We Like To Party"). Welp, we did. And what we found was surprising.