Miley Cyrus throws down an 'Unplugged' hoedown.
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I don't know if it's just because I was THERE for it, but Miley Cyrus has never made so much sense to me until watching her perform for Unplugged. When artists go Unplugged, they strip their music down to its most basic elements, and usually their performance style follows suit (à la Kurt Cobain's nubby cardigan or Jay Z's Che Guevara crewneck). Well, when you dial Miley back to her roots, you get Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry, hair spray, and velvet paintings of Elvis set against sequined curtains. So while her set was stripped-down, leaning heavily on acoustics, her onstage steez left no rhinestone unturned. #turndownforwhat
Welcome back, classic Lady Gaga! In a video clip to promote ticket sales for her upcoming ARTPOP Ball Tour in the UK, Mother Monster brought back a look from her "Poker Face" days with a platinum, full-bang hairstyle, her signature pointy shoulder pads, and indoor sunglasses (of course). Little Monsters will be pleased to know they can dust off their The Fame-era wigs. It's OK, Monsters, you can temporarily retire your smeared white face- and body powder. It was too hard to copy on an everyday basis anyway.
Will Demi wear this on stage?
Photo: @ddlovato's Twitter
Demi Lovato's Neon Lights Tour is right around the corner (it kicks off on February 9th), and here's what we know to expect so far: Demi's newly pink hair, neon and lights and probably a lot of neon lights, a magician, and judging from the sneak-peek picture she recently tweeted, a live-action, Renaissance-style joust with knights in full suits of plated armor. TOUCHÉ, m'lady! Actually, we're only guessing about that last part, but Demi does look ready for a battle royale (save, y'know, actual weaponry) in that chain-mail getup, amirite?
Get your Miley on.
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Now that you know what Miley will be wearing for Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged tonight (at 9 p.m. EST/PST on MTV), the really big question is: What will you be wearing? I mean, this is no ordinary event here, people. This stripped-down, turnt-up special calls for something way more stylish than your favorite sweatpants. Unfortunately, it's probably a tad too late to bedazzle your own glammed-up version of a Canadian tuxedo (unless you're just THAT crafty, in which case, swag on you), so we went ahead and rounded up a whole heap of Miley merch for you to rock instead.
Rihanna in fur and sneakers, NBD.
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While we mere mortals were still snoring into our pillows this morning, Rihanna was looking flawless in Times Square at the crack of dawn. We're talking the red-lips, sleek-hair, fur-coat kind of flawless. And this was just what she wore BEFORE her television appearance on Good Morning America. She made the brief trek from her car to the studio wearing a glamorous, vintage floor-length fur coat over gray sweats and New Balance sneakers—Rih's elevated version of casual streetwear. She also arrived with her hair and makeup already done to perfection. (BTW, it's been months since we've seen her rock straight hair, and we've gotta admit we've missed it.)
Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevigne, Eliza Cummings, and A$AP Rocky for DKNY.
Photo: DKNY's YouTube Page
With all of the brands that A$AP Rocky name drops in “Fashion Killa”—all 27, to be exact—it’s pretty crazy that it took this long for one of them to tap the song as a promotional soundtrack. Fittingly, DKNY, who already released a print campaign featuring A$AP, is the first. In the video for DKNY’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, perrrfectly timed for the Super Bowl this Sunday, master funny face-maker Cara Delevigne tosses a football around Times Square with fellow models Jourdan Dunn and Eliza Cummings while they’re all wearing sporty logo-emblazoned gear by the brand. Rocky is tossed the ball only once. Ladies, look to Rocky: He's open, he's open! Football has never looked so fun. Seriously though, when’s the last time you saw someone crack a smile while throwing around a football? When’s the last time you saw someone spike a football while standing on a taxi? #CaraDelevingnesTouchdownFace
Madonna and Miley Cyrus perform for 'Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged.'
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Y'all ain't ready for this. I'm reporting live from L.A. for Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged—which you should already know premieres at 9 p.m. EST/PST on MTV this Wednesday night (January 29)—and I can confirm that this thing is going to be WILD (as if you had any doubts). Miley's throwing back to her Nashville roots for the stripped-down performance, but she's remixing it with her own very special brand of TURNT. There's a giant wagon wheel laced with LED lights, bales of hay are strewn about the audience, Miles is dripping in head-to-toe sequined denim, and MADONNA IS HERE IN FULL RHINESTONE COWBOY REGALIA.
Kira wearing leggings from Wet Seal on 'Teen Wolf.'
Photo: MTV/Wet Seal
Well, last night's Teen Wolf was dark (literally and figuratively). Between Ethan, Lydia, and Isaac getting attacked and the unclear future of Allison's dad, we almost didn't notice what our fave characters were wearing. JK! No amount of action can stop our constant lookout for ~fashion~. One thing that (besides all the neon bodypaint) immediately caught our attention though, was Kira's hero leggings. The printed leggings were versatile enough for Kira to wear to school, to the police precinct, and to a rave, so we are confident we could find a place for them in our wardrobe.
Harry Styles and Beyonce with wet hair.
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Wet hair, normally reserved for after the shower, at the beach, or in a pool, seems to be making its way into live performances and music videos. Beyonce sported a wet 'do onstage at the Grammys, while Harry Styles appears to have dripping wet hair in new promo images for One Direction's upcoming music video, "Midnight Memories." What gives? Some of us can't leave the house with wet hair, guys. Some of us need to load our hair up with product and wrap it around a curling iron approximately one billion times before it even comes close to being presentable. Some of us live in New York where it's going to be very cold forever (not #confirmed). Since some of us cannot take part in this new wet hair trend, let's discuss whether Harry or Beyonce wore the style better.
Fifth Harmony at MTV's Artist To Watch Concert.
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Ever since we got a behind-the-scenes look at Fifth Harmony shopping for VMA looks, we've been keeping close tabs on what the five stylish ladies wear, both onstage and off. We were thrilled when MTV included Fifth Harmony in their group of Artist to Watch for 2014 because (a) these ladies should definitely be watched, and (b) their style is totally enviable. Normani, Lauren, Camila, Ally, and Dinah Jane have all retained their personal aesthetic since they were grouped on the X Factor, yet they've learned how to coordinate their preferences with their fellow 5H members. Their outfits at the Artist to Watch Kickoff Concert are a perfect example of their collective style, and we need to take a closer look.