Selena Gomez in NYC on April 24, Rihanna on a plane on April 20, and Rita Ora in London on Feb. 16.
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Hi, world! Remember gladiator sandals? Heh, well, they're back. In case you forgot, between 2005 and 2008 these strappy shoes we ALL the rage. Whether they were low-top, high-top, studded, tasseled, bedazzled or anything in between, everyone wanted their hands (er, feet?) on a pair. Eventually, they made their way out of the fashion world, and we haven't looked back—until now. We can't stop spotting celebrities wearing the strappy, Roman-inspired shoes as of late (see: Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and Rita Ora), and we need to discuss. I mean, we have to admit we're not too surprised at their comeback considering they were all over the Spring/Summer 2013 runways—everyone from Alexander Wang to Proenza Schouler decked out their models in knee-high gladiator shoes. The only difference is that this time around we're supposed to refer to them as "cutaway boots." Got it? Got it.
Go wild with this new Animal-appropriate Ke$ha swag.
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From her high-flying party anthems to her totally distinctive personal style, there's NO denying that our girl Ke$ha is an uncompromising original spirit...and that's exactly why we love her! But just in case you had any doubts about that fact, look no further than the singer's very own MTV show Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, which gives us a peek inside her ridiculous everyday antics courtesy of her filmmaker brother (pssst, if you haven't seen it yet, drop whatever you're doing and watch it now!). Yep, the pop star has come about a zillion lightyears away from back when she was just a little kid making cameos The Simple Life, right?! So it's time, then, that we give Ke$h a well-deserved shoutout in our own way, by rounding up the absolute very best stuff for all the Animals out there. Whether it's repping her lyrics on your outfit OR just paying tribute with glitter or a gold tooth, crank up the music and check out these six ways to show Ke$ha some love.
Kitty Pryde wears a sparkly bow in the 'Orion's Belt' video.
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Prom is probably the most major of high school moments. The dress, the date, the dance… a night you’ll remember and reminisce over for the rest of your life. So, what could be better than prom? Erm, how about FIVE proms? Because that’s exactly what Kitty Pryde got. The Florida-born, New York based-rapper, who is currently on tour with another fashion favorite Danny Brown, may be young— but she’s got the smart rhymes and sharp delivery of a stage vet. Her first single, “Ok Cupid,” which was recorded on her laptop in her bedroom closet, was named #17 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Songs Of 2012, and “Orion’s Belt,” the catchiest of collabs with Riff Raff, is currently sitting at over 1.2 million views on YouTube. But before all the fame, Kitty was just a regular Daytona Beach babe, working at the mall and planning prom outfits. Like we said, the girl’s got experience. “I’ve gone a couple times with girlfriends, once with my gross ex-boyfriend, and most recently with my BFF Grant. He didn’t even become my BFF until I forced him to take me to prom like three days after I met him, but now we’re inseparable, so that’s the magic of prom for you.”
Chloe Moretz covers the May 2013 issue of NYLON.
Photo: Courtesy of NYLON.
Ever since the very beginning in the '90s with cover girls like Liv Tyler and Gwen Stefani, NYLON's always been one to show total and complete support for the latest crop of rising stars. But we've got to admit, for this year's annual Young Hollywood Issue, the magazine outdid even itself by choosing none other than Miss Chloe Grace Moretz (!!) to represent the new guard of up-and-comers. We first suspected something was up several weeks ago when the actress tweeted this photo of her rad pop art manicure, and now we can see the spread in all its fun high fashion glory. Fresh off her recent Teen Vogue stint, where she showed her tough-girl side in tulle coupled with studs and leather, Chloe's getting playful and punky here with mixed prints, tons of slogan tees, and a complete '90s style resurgence. Who knows? Maybe Liv Tyler's 1999 cover really HAS come full circle in 2013. See even more of the photoshoot below!
Guys, in case you were on the fence about onesies, they are officially a thing now. Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Cara Delevingne can't stop sporting the comfy getups, and today, we have ANOTHER fanatic to add to the bunch—Justin Bieber! Don't get us wrong—we know the Biebs has worn a onesie before, but we're noticing a serious resurgence in singlets as of late. JB went ALL. OUT. in a bright red hooded jumpsuit complete with matching sneakers and snapback hat while stopping through Stockholm on his Believe tour yesterday. He glammed up his look with a gold watch and chains, and his BFF Lil Za even joined in on the fun by sporting a black and white onesie of his own! #WERK
Selena Gomez in New York City.
From her clear accessories to subtle belly-baring pieces, there's absolutely no question that Selena Gomez has a real knack for whipping out ensembles we'd gladly steal for our own closets. But although Sel looking cute is nothing new, it's rarer when an outfit singlehandedly causes SUCH a stir that we stop whatever we're doing immediately to steal it for ourselves. Seriously, though! As soon as we spotted the actress and singer at Elvis Duran's radio show yesterday in New York dressed in all-over floral print, we knew we HAD to track this little number down. Luckily the communal search party didn't take too long, since her silk pajama-inspired pants, "Get It Girl" graphic tee, and white strappy heels are all from the same place: 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Is it hot in here...or is it just Beyonce's SMOKING NEW H&M VIDEO?! Duh, it's definitely the latter. The clip for "Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M" officially landed this morning, and you guys, trust us when we say the superstar is taking island dreaming to an epic new level. Filmed earlier this year in the Bahamas (remember when the campaign was just a whispery rumor?), the vid stars Bey posing sultrily amidst the tropical palm trees and clear blue skies dressed in H&M's new swimwear line. Shot by Jonas Åkerlund, we hear the concept is to represent the four natural elements— fire, water, wind, and earth— in a seriously fashionable way.
Illamasqua UV Glow Polishes in (clockwise from left) Ouija, Seance, Clear/Glo, and Geist.
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There's no doubt that the '90s are back, and with them comes a hearty dose of rave-inspired fashion. Some of us, however, are still being treated for the emotional scars caused by our own forays into rave dressing in our youths (nightmares of parachute pants and double buns haunt our dreams), and aren't ready to dive head first into the trend. That doesn't mean we have to be pariahs, however, and with Illamasqua's new Paranormal UV nail polish collection, we can bring that glowstick vibe into our day to day lives without having to make too much of a commitment. The collection will be available in stores and online April 30th.
Wendy's Look Book shows how to create the prettiest braided bun for prom.
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We get it: preparing for prom is a BIG DEAL. Between choosing the dress, finding your beauty look, picking the perfect night-of playlist— even downloading a rad picture app!—prepping for high school's biggest night is sort of like a full-time job. Luckily, making sure your prom goes off without a hitch IS our job (well, kind of), which is why we have one more awesome resource to throw into our mix of prom essentials. We're talking about YouTube, otherwise known as the ultimate internet treasure trove of beauty inspiration from real girls everywhere. We've already loaded you up on hair and makeup how-tos from our favorite Hollywood pros, but in case you haven't found your night-of look quite yet, not to worry...from beachy mermaid waves to the perfect elegant bun, these YouTube vloggers have you covered. Check out our top tutorials for prom hair below, and stay tuned for the best makeup vids tomorrow!