Nicki Minaj at the launch of her Kmart collection.
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We've been keeping tabs on Nicki Minaj's collaboration with Kmart for almost a year and the day is finally here, Barbz: Nicki's full line is finally yours to buy! Nicki launched the collection yesterday in LA and we got to peep every piece, from the matching crop top and leggings we've known about, to a bejeweled captain hat we had no clue was coming (welcome to the world, lil guy!). Nicki's launch look was, obviously, attention-grabbing: she paired a blue, studded blazer and black leggings from the collection with white Giuseppe Zanotti booties. Oh, did I forget to mention what shirt she was wearing? That's because she went without one. Again. She really does hate bras.
Rihanna in vintage Chanel.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
The first thing people always ask after you go shark diving is, "Well, what did you wear?" Rihanna's response, obviously, would be "Vintage Chanel." Rih is currently in South
Africa AfRIHca wearing designer duds and hanging out with a lot of animals. In the past three days she's posted pics with a lion cub, a giraffe, a "G'd up" crab, and a penguin. She also appears to have a professional photographer with her, which leads us to believe Rih is either planning a children's book or a holiday coffee table book: She X Animalz (our suggested title for either and/or both).
Since a trip to an aquarium and zoo is the perfect setting for an Rihanna-approved fashion shoot (where isn't though, amirite?), Rih has been wearing designer threads to hang out with her new, non-human friends. Awkward sidebar: she and a penguin both showed up in Givenchy and Miu Miu. After that embarrassing experience, Rih wasn't gonna mess with anything current to swim with sharks. She needed to go vintage.
Hear that? *pushes index finger to your lips...yes, through the computer screen* That's the sound of Halloween being HALF A MONTH away! So far, in our quest to prepare you for all your costumed comings and goings this year, we've hooked you up with political, cinematic, and even *achem* culinary All Hallows' Eve inspiration—along with celeb-based ideas like Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry costume ideas. NOW, make way for a bevy of Trick or Treat-worthy getups inspired by pop's golden boy: JUSTIN BIEBER!
JUSTIN BIEBER IN SPACE
To infinity and Bieb'yond.
Photo: Official Rock Star Costumes/Spirit Halloween/Chachi Pants/Halloween Costumes
Mariah Carey's Holiday 2013 OPI Collection.
Photo: Getty/Ulta Beauty
The rumors were true! Mariah Carey did release a holiday nail polish collection with OPI and it contains 18 different polishes! The collection is heavy on red—it is for holiday, after all—but there are whites, blues, and grays included, too. Mimi has got you covered on all your holiday nail needs. Use a different polish for each party you attend and you'll still have many a color left to use for all your non-party days.
Rocky and Cara in Times Square.
Photo: Splash News
SCURRT! That would be the sound of breaks grinding to a halt, which was heard both inside AND outside our NYC office, as we caught wind that A$AP Rocky, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn were shooting brand new ads for DKNY in the middle of Times Square yesterday. So much for those rumors about Rita Ora replacing her BFF, Cara, in the designer’s taxi cab campaigns, eh? Looks like there’s room for more than one pretty face in the DKNY family, which is really great news because we’d hate to see #FASHUN tear anyone apart.
Lauren Conrad and William Tell at the 'Designs For The Cure' Gala For Susan G. Komen.
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By now, you’ve had plenty of time to gawk at Lauren Conrad’s #1 STUNNA engagement ring. BUT WHAT ABOUT HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN? Come on, Lauren! Give us the deets! It's just us, your old pals at MTV. We've been besties since, like, 2004! Remember? Spill it. Were there rose petals? Puppies? Ribbons and polka dots and tiny pastel macarons? Did you have a secret Pinterest board entitled "Engagement Ideas" for William Tell to refer to? I bet there were macarons.
The single-set, circle-cut ring is TOTALLY true to the former MTV star's style—classic, simple, impossibly glam—and it will undoubtedly be the perfect accessory for any dress she chooses to walk down the aisle in (and also for just like, sitting on the couch and staring at in pajamas.) And since we HAVE known Conrad since 2004 (you've come a long way from flip-flops and tube-tops, lady), we obvi had to offer up some suggestions for dresses on the big day. You know, since we're really busy and couldn't be there in person to help out, even if she decided to ask us instead of say, IDK, her in-the-flesh family.
Selena Gomez in Forever 21.
Photo: @selenagomez Instagram/Forever 21
Selena Gomez: she's just like us! She dated Justin Bieber, is on a 56-date "Stars Dance" tour, hangs out with Donatella Versace, and oh, NBD, wears Forever 21 on the regular. The last one really is like us. The others are not (yet).
Selly is back in the U.S. on tour and, as usual, posting pics from her meet and greets on Instagram. Onstage, she's wearing the tour outfits she talked with us about (and helped design!), but offstage, she's really into cheap threads. Sels posted a pic with two young fans wherein she's wearing a striped, sheer shirt from Forever 21 (P.S. it's only $15.80)! She skipped the faux-leather bustier that Forever 21 paired with the shirt, opting instead for just a black bra. Seems like dressing in solids is making its way from stage to real life for Selena: black on black on black.
OK we get it, you guys are BFFs.
Photos: @ritaora's Instagram
Hold the phone. Did Rita Ora nab a Chanel campaign?! All signs on the singer’s Instagram point to probably. Either that, or running around Paris at midnight in head-to-toe Chanel is Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of a girls’ night out. Wait. IS that Karl Lagerfeld's idea of a girls' night out? Honestly, IDK exactly what is happening in these photos, but I do know that I want to go there.
Ora posted a TON of snaps from a midnight photoshoot in Paris this weekend, and regardless of what is actually happening, I think we're all pretty much dying to see what kind of lux friendship bracelets she and Uncle Karl have—because they are clearly BFFs now. “Taking a midnight stroll with the man who inspires me to be glamorous at all times without a hint of doubt. Love you uncle Karl," Ora captioned a particularly cozy photo. Move over, Cara. Oh, wait. There’s room for you, too, under this scaffolding. *wipes brow*
Ke$ha on the 'Timber' music video set.
Photo: @iiswhoiis Instagram
It's been a hot minute since we were treated to a new music video from Ke$ha. "Crazy Kids" with all its cornrows and bling was released in May, so, um, hi, that's 5 months without any new Ke$ha for us to feast our eyes upon. Sure, we watched the "My Crazy Beautiful Life" trailer 100 times, but we want more! Well, good news, Animals/humans: a "Timber" video is on its way!
"Timber," which is actually a Pitbull track featuring Ke$ha, was released last week and now, K-Dollar-Sign has headed into the woods wearing v. little clothing to shoot the video. Ke$ha gave us a sneak peek of the video, or at least its location and her wardrobe, on Instagram over the weekend, so it shouldn't be long before it's in our lives.