Whether you're going off of award wins (Grammys, VMAs, BET, check!), albums sold (8 million-plus since 1999, NBD) or even her indisputable fashion cred, there's no denying it: Eve is one seriously intimidating lady. While her insane list of accomplishments is enough to out-cool approximately 99% of the population, the superstar is actually way more relatable than her Wikipedia page would lead you to believe. We learned this recently when the Ruff Ryder's First Lady stopped by MTV to talk about her new album and how her style has changed since those "Gangsta Lovin'" days.
Whew, the Cannes Film Festival is huge, y'all. If you can barely keep up with all the red carpet events, screenings, and press conferences, don't worry—you're not alone. The celeb-studded, week-long event (which just started yesterday) is guaranteed to bring out some insanely amazing fashion statements, and we've hand-picked the top need-to-know moments from the festival so far so you don't have to! (You're welcome.) Check 'em out, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
'BLING RING' LADIES EMMA WATSON AND CLAIRE JULIEN BARED THEIR MIDRIFFS
Emma Watson and Claire Julien at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15.
Photo: Getty Images
Emma Watson already put us to shame with her killer airport style upon arriving to Cannes, and yesterday we got to peep her first Bling Ring photo call ensemble, which was equally awe-inducing. She sported a burgundy two-piece Christopher Kane number with feather trim and pointy black pumps. Oddly enough, her co-star Claire Julien also wore a midriff-baring look! She showed off an all-white Balmain halter and skater skirt paired with peep-toe heels, which means, yep, showing skin is officially in, y'all.
Cara Delevingne is a magical unicorn. The model has become known as much for her hilarious antics and goofy, totally weird faces as she is for her modeling, proving that she's way more than just a pretty face, as they say. In fact, sometimes we think Cara's pretty face might be made of different stuff than our own because of the CRAZY contortions she is capable of. It's totally appropriate, therefore, that Cara would make an appearance in her bestie Rita Ora's video for her song "Facemelt." The two have been teasing us with their collaboration for months and months, and Rita released the original version of the "Facemelt" video on Hunger TV last week. However, we wondered when Cara would come in and what it might be like. This wasn't exactly what we had expected. The remixed video is equal parts adorable and artful, with Cara mimicking Rita's moves and lip-syncing along to the words of the song but also pulling some classic Cara faces in the process. We went through and identified five of our favorites, but we have to say, it was hard to choose.
THE SLY SIDE-EYE
A still from Rita Ora's "Facemelt (Remix)".
Photo: Hunger TV
Cara eases us into her faces with this quick little glance. It's not too jokey, but you can see that any minute she might break into one of her signature crazy faces. This is just the warm up. Cara is telling you, I know what you want, and I'm going to deliver.
Grimes and Angel Haze perform at last night's Versus Versace event in New York City.
Photo: Via Versace Google +
When Donatella Versace decides to throw a party, this is a lady who definitely doesn't do things halfway—she goes big, and last night's New York City bash was no exception. Held in celebration of the Italian label's Versus Versace collection and new capsule line with Brit design hotshot JW Anderson, the fête was cool enough to give pretty much anyone a massive case of FOMO. There were parading models in lots of leather and even some dudes in crop tops, but you know what's even more eye-popping than THAT? Grimes and Angel Haze in their amazing performance outfits, obviously. Donatella's a lady who definitely loves her musicians (hi, Lady Gaga!), so it's no surprise that she has her ear tuned into the latest crop of superstars. Grimes cranked up the glamour in a glittery granite-hued skirt and a top adorned with Versace's trademark lion logo, but kept things grounded—literally—with black combat boots. Then there's Angel, who proved that she really does run New York dressed in an oversized button-up splashed with blingy gold prints. The two artists' performance outfits may have been on opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, but they DID have one thing in common: each girl showed off Versace's signature medallion necklace with her look.
Remember how Demi Lovato told us on "Live From MTV" her only form of rebellion was tattoos and hair color? Welp, she covered the tonsorial portion last week with her new blonde dye job, and NOW, she's racked up another tatt. Scrawled on the back of her left shoulder, the ink reads, "now I'm a warrior"—a lyric from "Warrior," the last track of the record. Demi tweeted a picture of her fresh body art with the caption, "Thanks @BangBang! Album release day!!! #DEMI." YUP, the ink is in celebration of her new album, DEMI. AWWwwww!
Fellow East Coast dwellers might have a hard time believing this, but summer is, in fact, on its way. It's a slow crawl for those of us along the Atlantic, but *shrugs* we'll wait it out. In the meantime, though, we're combing the interwebz for SWIMWEAR! Hey, it's slightly more "productive" than binge-watching throwback episodes of Arrested Development, right? Amidst our hunt, hoarding all our links and wants in our Svpply profiles, we happened upon this little string number. Sold separately, these pieces are aptly titled "Crazy Cat Triangle Top" and "Crazy Cat String Bottom," and are definitely one way to turn heads at the beach/lake/pool this summer.
Anyone who's been following Miley Cyrus gets it. This is a girl who ALWAYS has her foot firmly planted at least six steps ahead of the pack, trend-wise. Remember her Beetlejuice stripes obsession in pants, dress, and jumpsuit form?! It was only a matter of time before everyone else followed suit. Or what about how committed she was to the Met Gala's punk theme in fishnet Marc Jacobs? And we can't ever forget the fact Miley got a head start on fellow stars like Rihanna and Lena Dunhum with her jawdropping pixie cut almost a year ago. While Miley has flaunted about every incarnation imaginable of the short style since then— slicked, side-parted, ski jump, straight up— now she's incorporated accessories into the mix. The singer tweeted an image of herself posing in the studio yesterday decked out in a lime green blouse, "Doll" nameplate necklace, white shades, and a leopard turband (yep, that's the official name). With a knot in front and a skinny, stretchy fabric, this turban-headband hybrid just miiiight be our new hair secret weapon. You can nab Miley's animal print version for $60 at Cult Gaia, but we've rounded up even more options below!
Nadia Aboulhosn, Gabi Gregg and Maxey Greene.
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Edwards
Welp, if that picture above wasn't enough to stop you dead in your tracks, I don't know what will. You're staring at three lovely style bloggers, one of which may look a wee bit familiar to y'all. In the center is Gabi Gregg, the former MTV TJ and MTV Style contributor, who happens to run an incredibly successful fashion blog, GabiFresh. When she's not showing off her 'dorbs daily ensembles, she's working as a columnist for InStyle or discussing body image and bikinis on the Today show (NBD). Somehow between all that, she still found time to create her first-ever plus size swimsuit collection (that she announced in late April), which is officially available to purchase starting today. Eeee! Her five-piece swimsuitsforall line features everything from neon bikinis to galaxy print coverups, and I'm OB-SESSED. Obviously I needed to get the low-down on Gabi's entire collection, so I hit her up to give me ALL the deets behind her pieces including, yes, that amazing Spring Breakers-inspired lookbook shoot. Check out the full interview below!
Emma Watson is better than you.
Dear Emma Watson, how are you so fly? The Bling Ring star took to the skies (see what we did there?) earlier this week, en route to the Cannes Film Festival, in what we will unequivocally say is the best travel look we have ever seen. Get out your pen and paper, guys, because this is some serious learning time. Now, I don't know about you, but our airport steelo goes a little something like this: leggings, thick socks, t-shirt, the biggest flannel we can find, and whatever cumbersome boots we're bringing on our trip, preferably with all of the laces. It's not a cute look for sleeping in, let alone wearing out in public, but you know what, it works? Emma on the other hand? Her travel style includes one of the most flattering white dresses we have ever seen on a human being ever, dark wayfarers, some easy to remove but still cool ankle boots, and an incredible amount of glamorous confidence. She just screams movie star, right?