LeBron James puts on his mask.
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Masks: They've been around forever! Perhaps even literally since anthropologists haven't been able to pinpoint the origin of face coverings (yet). The world's oldest known surviving mask is made of stone, dates to 7000 B.C., and currently lives at Musee Biblique in France, but there's no telling whether people were shielding their mugs well before that or not.
Masks come in all shapes and sizes, from lacquered, half-face, Phantom of the Opera joints to flashy but flimsy full-dome luchador numbers. Much of the time they're purely aesthetic—a visual aid to some form of entertainment (see: Jabbawockeez) or meant to conceal identity (Anonymous' Guy Fawkes)—but they're functional accessories, too. A mask is a muzzle for Hannibal Lecter, a kind of painkiller for Bane, and far less terrifyingly (well, to some), a facial shield for Lebron James, who has been wearing a mask during games since breaking his nose last month.
Earlier today, Lady Gaga announced that she would be performing at South by Southwest on the Doritos #BoldStage. You can't buy tickets to the show, you have to win them by doing something bold and submitting the results. Mother Monster herself will pick the winner of the first challenge, and the winner will get to attend her intimate show in Austin.
We figured, in case Gaga is too busy reviewing submissions to choose an outfit for herself, we'd give her some options that are #bold and cross-promotional. Being on brand is always best, Gaga. Check out her Doritos dress options—there are plenty of styles to choose from!
Lady Gaga x Doritos for SXSW.
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With a layered skirt, this option provides a wide range of Doritos bags, which means everyone will like the dress, no matter their flavor preference.
Nicki relaxing (LOL, get it?).
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram
While Nicki Minaj is obviously not averse to posting revealing photos to Instagram (see: Halloween pasties, spring collection pasties, a majority of the selfies she posted in 2013), the series of photos she posted yesterday was not merely for insight into how she showers (though that's valuable knowledge also, IMHO). The photos were multipurpose and well-executed: They grabbed your attention because she's shirtless, and clearly she's still off wigs/ into her natural hair. Also, these photos announced that *drumrollll* she might have a new line of hair-care products coming out. Most of my Instagrams are like, "Look, I have a friend." I need to step my IG game up, it seems.
YUP. These photos contain way more than a topless woman. Let's break it down.
Shailene Woodley on the cover of 'The Hollywood Reporter.'
Photo: The Hollywood Reporter
Thanks to the Divergent franchise, the next Young Adult series poised to be a may-jah hit, Shaliene Woodley is, The Hollywood Reporter contends, likely to be the next Jennifer Lawrence. *ducks for cover from Hunger Games fans* She's got the photo poses down and the pixie (which she had before J.Law, BTW), but she also has a completely different approach to Hollywood and, like, living than most young women who grace the covers of magazines. When in L.A., for instance, "she lugs five-gallon carboys up in the mountains to capture her own drinking water." She doesn't, and will never, shop at Kitson. Every word to come out of her mouth is totally captivating. I've never even been camping but now, because of Shailene, I am considering giving up all my possessions and moving into the closest forest. I will bring this interview as a guide.
All our BFFs hanging together in the front row at Miu Miu's Fall 2014 show in Paris.
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There was no shortage of high profile shows this Paris Fashion Week, from Alexander Wang’s new collection for Balenciaga to Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Louis Vuitton debut, but, in terms of front row attendees, it’s safe to say that Miu Miu nailed it. Brace yourself for this all-star lineup: recent Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and her "rumored boyfriend" Jared Leto, Rihanna, Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, and Margot Robbie, just to name a few. Even better was the seating chart, with Lupita and Rihanna sharing space. Just imagine them casually exchanging style tips, life lessons, and beauty tricks #dreamteam.
Gettin' ready with Santigold x Smashbox.
Photo: @smashbox's Twitter
POP QUIZ! What do Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Santigold have in common: (A) They've all had long-standing positions on our most frequently played tracks list; (B) They're all a part of the Roc Nation family; (C) They've all collaborated with major cosmetics brands for limited-edition collections; (D) All of the above. Did we stump you? The answer is (D), and if you weren't aware that Santigold is the latest celeb to roll out her own line of makeup—well, now you know!
The Neon Lights Tour just got cray—Demi Lovato buzzed off some of her hair, y'all. Demi has always played around with her hair, from bright blue to bright pink tresses and, like, everything in between, so we're used to seeing Demi with a new 'do on a pretty frequent basis. What we weren't expecting, though, was for her next hair move to be sheering it off. And it's not just a tiny part above her ear—it's a CHUNK, and it's cut very close.
You guys, there are only three episodes of Teen Wolf left this season! What will we do on Monday nights? Where will we find hair inspiration if not from Lydia? Who, besides Allison, will show us how to wear double denim? Where else will we be able to ogle Stiles? LOL, JK, Tumblr has us covered on that one. We can't be sad yet, though, because our faves are still in our lives for three more weeks, and Kira wore an outfit last night that we NEED to discuss. In full.
Kira on 'Teen Wolf.'
We've been keeping a close eye on Kira ever since she appeared in our lives for the first time earlier this season. She's worn superhero leggings and a lot of numbers, but her outfit in "The Fox and the Wolf" was relatively simple, yet included two different sets of stripes. It's not an easy look to pull off, but she nailed it. She also managed to repair a SWORD using her powers, so we know she's capable of supernatural feats.
Katy Perry loves her some headbands.
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If there's one thing Katy Perry's good at (I know, there are actually a million things she's good at, just stay with me), it's taking style risks and completely OWNING whatever look she decides to try out. Her latest shocker came when she chopped off her hair a few weeks ago into a bob with blunt bangs. That's not where her retro lean stops, though. She's also been integrating cutesy, bow-laden headbands into her steez.