Angel Haze performs at Philipp Plein's Fall 2014 menswear show.
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Here are some things one might associate with the wild, wild American west: cowboys, lassos, saloons, Will Smith, 10-gallon hats, studded leather saddles, motorcycle jackets lined with mink, crocodile bombers, Angel Haze, etc. etc. Oh, oops! I wrote that wrong. What I meant to say was, "Here are some things designer Philipp Plein associates with the wild, wild west." According to his recent runway show, that is.
With a neon-lit, multi-level saloon serving as the backdrop, Plein presented his "Noir Cowboy"-themed menswear collection in Milan on Sunday—complete with a cap gun fight, a mechanical bull, and real bucking broncos. But despite the live-action gunplay between shirtless male models (#yeehaw), the most surprising aspect of the show was an unannounced guest performance by rapper Angel Haze.
This week's The Carrie Diaries had a lot going on. Like, a ton. Maggie accidentally joined the Army (don't ask), Sebastian attempted to launch his own skateboard clothing company, and Walt and Bennett had to face the threat of AIDS for the first time. Carrie, as always, looked stylish and ready for Valentine's Day (even though her boyfriend canceled their plans so he could go out with Tony Hawk). As usual, we got the wardrobe deets from the show's costume designer, Eric Daman, so check 'em out below!
AnnaSophia Robb on 'The Carrie Diaries.'
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The episode opens with Carrie walking in Soho (does she go to school anymore, JW?) and ruminating on Valentine's Day. Since it's supposed to be February and therefore chilly out, Eric told us about finding the perfect V-Day coat: "Ever since Gossip Girl, I have developed a love/hate relationship with coats and having to design around them for outdoor scenes. Now, with The Carrie Diaries, I am again faced with the difficult task of making outerwear fab, cute, and Carrie-licious. Making this selection even harder is the oversized coat trend currently sweeping the fashion world!!! Finding a cute coat that fits Miss Bradshaw is nearly impossible! Luckily, I stumbled upon the children's outerwear section at Saks and saw this beautiful Dolce & Gabbana coat! Perfection! High style and fit to a T.! Plus, kids' designer clothes are like half as much as the adult versions!"
CARRIE BRADSHAW (ANNASOPHIA ROBB)
+ Dress: Goodtime from GoJane
+ Stockings: Wolford
+ Shoes: Sophia Webster
+ Earrings: Vintage
+ Necklace: Vintage
+ Coat: Dolce & Gabbana
+ Purse: Paula Cademartori
WELL WELL WELL. We've been speculating for MONTHS that Rita Ora might be working with Adidas on a collaboration for the brand's Originals vertical. In recent weeks, she's stayed quiet on the three-stripes front, devoting more face time to her other fashion ventures—DKNY and Material Girl—but thanks to a few Instagram snaps she posted yesterday, we're setting the rumor mill churning again.
Yes, folks. Your eyes do not deceive you. Those are throwback Adidas shell toes updated for 2014 with a metal cap. Rita shared the photo with the caption, "#LA #Studio X @adidasoriginals #ritabotsuniform." Sure, that could mean that she's just cosigning the look and that her Ritabots should follow suit, but that's a tall order for any celeb to pin on her fans. UNLESS she was the mastermind behind the design...
When designers pull out all the stops to outfit Hollywood's biggest stars, as was the case at last night's Golden Globe Awards, accessories have a tendency to get lost in the shuffle. Luckily for us detail-oriented folks, there were a few style sidekicks that earned themselves a starring role in the night's most memorable moments. And no, we're not strictly talking about jewelry and beaded clutches here. We're talking about accessories in the unconventional sense of the word. Take a look at the biggest scene-stealers...
AMY POEHLER'S 'RANDY' WIG
Amy Poehler as "Randy" at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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During the three-hour telecast's mid-show lull, our reliable hostesses (all hail Tina and Amy) performed a little stunt to kick us out of our Seamless-delivery food coma. As Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick showed off their Miss Golden Globe daughter, Sosie Bacon, Tina Fey interrupted to introduce the world to her illegitimate love child Randy, a.k.a. Mr. Golden Globe, a.k.a. Amy Poehler in a flippy Justin Bieber-esque wig. It was one of the best gags of the night, and that highlighted 'do stole the show. P.S. Does anyone else think Amy was one of the hottest guys in attendance? Just me? *ACHEM* Moving on...
Sure, the gowns (and pants under gowns, right, Emma Watson?) at the 2014 Golden Globes were incredible, but how about the beauty? We're feeling inspired. Some of our fave ladies stepped up their looks even more with their bold lip colors, shimmery eye shadows, and flawless skin. If you're looking for a way to make your January beauty game even better, we have four looks from Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Hyland, Emma Watson, and Lupita Nyong'o for you to try. Check 'em out below!
Jennifer Lawrence at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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One of the night's winners, Jennifer Lawrence, wore a dark plum lip that stood in stark contrast to her white, perhaps-Little-Mermaid-inspired gown. While J.Law has gone with even darker lips in the past, this shade is perfect for winter. If you want to dabble in dark lips like Jennifer, you can try a deep, rich bordeaux shade. Wearing a gown is optional, but will definitely make you feel J.Law-level glamorous.
Regardless of whether or not you scored a nomination, the Golden Globes after-parties have long-provided the perfect excuse for stars to dust off that designer gown they've been meaning to wear since, like, FOREVER. (Forever meaning since it hit the Spring 2014 runways, of course.) The step-and-repeats at parties thrown by InStyle/Warner Bros. and Netflix/The Weinstein Company brought some stellar wardrobe changes from the show's attendees and a whole new set of stars who gave us plenty to swoon over. We picked out a few of our faves, which included Nina Dobrev, Taylor Swift, and two very dapper Jonas Brothers.
Nikki Reed, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Ashley Madekwe.
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Now that the Golden Globes are over, if you need me, I'll be down by the beach sipping on a piña colada. JK. I'll be in my robe, on my couch, binge-watching something on Netflix, probably. A girl can't help but dream about bikinis and sunshine, though, especially after seeing all the bold, sunny colors that some stars showed up in for the InStyle/Warner Bros. after-party. Nikki Reed channeled the Caribbean Sea in an aqua-colored gown by Monique Lhuillier, which had a train that resembled gentle waves. (I'm not still dreaming, I swear.) Hunger Games alum, Isabelle Fuhrman, chose a canary-yellow drop-waist dress by Paper London. I can almost feel my first sunburn, can't you? Finally, former Revenge star Ashley Madekwe looked like a (super-elegant) fruity, frozen concoction in a tri-color gown by Roksanda Ilincic. Wake me up when summer comes back, kthx.
Lady Gaga at NBC's 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Party.
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In the world of music and fashion, a day without a Lady Gaga sighting feels like an eternity. While we got used to seeing Mother Monster everywhere (and in numerous outfits) throughout November and December, she's barely been spotted in the new year. The last time we saw her perform was on The Voice with Christina Aguilera, when the duo wore matching iridescent-gold chiffon outfits. It looks like Gaga may have had some shiny material left over, because she wore a very similar look to NBC's Golden Globes after-party last night.
Taking the name of the awards show rather literally, Gaga joined her BF, Taylor Kinney, on the after-party circuit in a gold lamé dress. While her Voice jumpsuit was billowy and full-coverage, Gaga's Globes dress showed off some skin with its high slit, single sleeve, and bejeweled corset bodice. When LG comes back into our lives, she comes in BIG.
When it comes to discussing the looks of leading ladies, no one finds the words quite like our friend Jarvis Derrell of #shehashadit. Jarvis sat down with Christina Garibaldi from MTV News to talk about the best and *achem* more risky fashion choices from the 2014 Golden Globes. They chat about wearing red on the red carpet, how to pull off a gown when pregnant, and so much more, all under four minutes!
Taylor Swift and Amy Adams at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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Listen, I've lived in several neighborhoods over the course of my five-plus year tenure in New York—but after the 2014 Golden Globes, I'm 99.9% sure that the only block I want to live on from now until forever is the COLOR BLOCK. *ba dum TSH, swings microphone around on cord, points and winks at crowd* Seriously, though. We saw a lot of trends at the second major awards show of the season: braids, brights, and most surprising, man-buns. But none made their mark quite like the color-blocked gown.
Taylor Swift, nominated for Best Original Song for "Sweeter Than Fiction" from One Chance, chose a sweetheart-cut, pre-Fall 2014 gown by Carolina Herrera, which featured a black partial bustier and cherry-red body with a gathered train. Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical winner Amy Adams (for American Hustle) wore a Maison Valentino number with an imitable color scheme, but Adams' pick featured a Merlot-tinted top and an *ACHEM* more risqué plunging neckline.