Rihanna's gone rogue, y'all.
Photo: Rihanna's Instagram
Last summer, Rihanna released her fourth fragrance, Rogue, complete with an ad campaign featuring our girl curled up beside a life-size bottle of the scent partially naked with her gams and sultry stare on full display. You might remember it, but you also might not—mostly because Rih is becoming pretty well-known for flashing her skin around like it ain't no thang. (And we're not mad at that!) But, in the UK, the Advertising Standards Authority had a major problem with RiRi's "provocative" campaign.
Kacey Musgraves at the 2014 CMT Music Awards.
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If there's one thing Kacey Musgraves knows, it's how to make an entrance. She burst onto the country music scene fairly recently, but she's already become the genre's newest sweetheart. And she's equally sensational when it comes to her fashion choices, as proven by her duo of dresses at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards.
Kacey wore two different black ensembles over the course of the evening (maybe she's been listening to a lot of Johnny Cash lately?), but they couldn't be any further from your classic LBDs. She appeared first in a glamorous and formal gown with a cinched-waist full skirt. The whole thing could have been very uptight, were it not for the beaded trim and Kacey's fun and casual updo.
Yeah, I don't look like this at 4 a.m.
Photo: @ddlovato Instagram
We knew Demi Lovato was the queen of no-makeup selfies and of changing her hair color, but we didn't know she was so skilled at combining two of the things she's best at. Demi posted this picture of her new purple-and-silver ombre hair and captioned it, "No makeup.. 4am..." No makeup AND new hair? That's a lot for one selfie, Demi. The new color comes after almost two months of brunette locks–while she looks great with every color (and she's done a lot), we've missed her bolder color choices. She made her big return with not only one color that doesn't grow out of heads naturally, but two.
Pull up a chair and break out a fan, you guys. New Balance and Karl Lagerfeld are going to court! The footwear company has filed a lawsuit against the Chanel and Fendi mastermind for "intellectual property rights related to [their] iconic Lifestyle footwear designs." And they're not the only one who feel that Uncle Karl might've stepped on some toes in this sneaker war. Fashion blogger SHEFinds noted the similarities a few months ago.
Let's play, y'all.
Photo: Getty Images/Art:Caitlin Morton
The 2014 CMT Music Awards are tonight (yeeeeehaw!), which means it's time to bust out your Carrie Underwood CD and watch line dancing videos on YouTube. It ALSO means you only have a few hours to brush up on your sense of country style (which, BTW, is very on-trend right now). You don't want to be the only one missing out on the celebrities' sartorial nods to the Wild West, do you?
While we've directed much of our fashion focus to Faking It's two lead female characters, today we're switching gears. You can't have a character like Shane in front of your eyeballs every week and not talk about him. Dude can wear prints like no one's business and his wardrobe in last night's episode is total proof of that.
Amy (Rita Volk) and Shane (Michael Willett) on 'Faking It.'
First up is his graphic button-up—it's got diamonds, unfinished triangles, arrows, and stripes. That's a whole lotta pattern for one short-sleeved shirt, but Shane obviously pulls it off like NBD. I never knew a shirt could be so multi-patterned, but now I do and I like it. A lot.
Thanks to PacSun, your local mall is about to be cooler than it’s ever been. The mass retailer has been making serious strides in their offerings lately, from stocking their shelves with Yeezus tour merch to partnering up with streetwear brands Diamond Supply Co. and Been Trill. Now, come June 10, you’ll be able to cop the A$AP Mob’s style at any of their stores. While we’re still waiting for their debut studio album, you can at least shop their capsule collection.
Iggy Azalea in her 'Fancy' music video.
Photo: Virgin EMI Records
Hope y'all have been stocking up on some killer lingerie because underwear-as-outwear has officially become a thing. Whether it's bra over a tee (like Iggy Azalea in her "Fancy" music video, above), dress, or (gasp!) jacket, no article of clothing is safe from a total undergarment takeover. Don't believe us? Well, we gathered some pretty solid evidence that the resurgence of this trend is in full force. Disclaimer: This isn't a full timeline of every known bra-over-shirt occurrence, but a brief look back at this trend's biggest pop culture/fashion moments in recent history. Also, corsets don't count. Onward!
Beyonce on the cover of 'T.'
Photo: T magazine
One thing 2014 has been lacking is Beyonce magazine covers. Save for her Out magazine cover, Bey has kept an especially low profile in the press since she released her self-titled opus last December. Lucky for us, that just changed: T, The New York Times style magazine, tapped the elusive Queen B for their new issue and, like the song goes, she’s looking flawless as ever.
Bey is killing it on the fashion front with her black Louis Vuitton dress and splashy jewel bib necklace. Though her hair is longer, it seems to be just as wet as it is in the "Drunk in Love" video—let's all agree to have wet hair all summer, K?
If you care at all about TV, you're likely well-aware that the second season of Orange Is The New Black premieres this week (June 6) on Netflix. Gearing up for the return of Piper, Pennsatucky, Crazy Eyes and the rest of the women's penitentiary motley crew of characters, we're binge-watching the first season as a refresher and looking ahead at the new season's character posters for what's to come. In keeping with the first season's creative interpretations on beauty/style necessities—maxi pads as shower shoes, etc.—we noticed that these teaser images employ similarly scrappy DIY takes on beauty routines.
~Naturally~, we felt it our duty to test these unique approaches out, so for the pilot episode of our brand new tutorial series, How To Do Stuff (P.S. we're launching a tutorial series!!!), we decided to do just that. Watch the video above for some valuable information on whether tampons work as hair curlers, if a Sharpie marker can pass as eyeliner, and soooooo much more.
Taystee's poster shows her curling her hair with tampons. I wrapped my own hair in tampons and left them on for, like, half a day. NO SPOILERS: You'll have to watch the video to see whether it worked or not. *WINK*