Rita Ora on set for her Rimmel shoot.
Photo: @ritaora Instagram
The first shots from Rita Ora's collab with Rimmel are here and, as expected, red lipstick is front and center. Rita posted the behind-the-scenes pics to her Instagram and while they don't reveal a ton, we'll never turn down an opportunity to peep Rita doing her thang.
As with the majority of Rimmel campaigns, there appears to be British theme. It is Rimmel London, after all. Rita is leaning on an iconic black taxi and is maybe not wearing pants. (The no-pants thing is not notably British, BTW.) This isn't the first time Rita has shared her campaign with a taxi: her DKNY ads feature her lounging and standing on a yellow NYC cab. Forget the #LUXURY of a private jet, Rita prefers a bumpy, horn-heavy ride. Rita's ever-changing 'do is bobbed, banged, and perfectly mussed, which must be because she's on a busy London street (sure, right now she's in front of a green screen, but ~magic~ will transport her to somewhere better than a studio).
For most people sitting at their desks, working/drumming their fingers on their keyboards, watching the clock and waiting for lunch, today is just another day. HOWEVER! If you’re a Miley Cyrus fan, today is Tuesday, October 8th—and that means BANGERZ is officially out, y’all! *raises roof* *throws confetti* *twerks twerks* But wait, there’s more! Today also brings another Miley interview to the interwebz, complete with purdy pictures and a little bit of insight into the inspiration behind her evolving style.
In a new feature from Hunger TV, the singer snuggles up with a powder blue fur for a series of beauty shots that produced the following faces: sexy face, sultry face, silly face, surprised face and tongue face. Always with the tongue face. (And yes, we’ve deemed “tongue face” to be an accurate description of multiple Miley expressions.) Clearly, Cyrus is well-aware that people are “so obsessed” with what she’s doing visually these days (see also: the VMAs, "Wrecking Ball" video, etc.), and her edgy new style is a huge part of her musical transformation.
Along with giving you a chance to role play as someone else—be it superhero, vampire, or Miley Cyrus—Halloween can also be a good opportunity to show everyone how politically clever/satirical you are (assuming you're not already doing that every week as a member of the Saturday Night Live cast and writing team). Last year, we had the 2012 Presidential Election and that unforgettable Big Bird comment from Mitt Romney as topical inspiration. This year, we have the government shutdown.
CLOSED NATIONAL MONUMENTS
Statue of Liberty and Lincoln Memorial closed for business.
Photo: Spirit Halloween/Zoro Tools
When the government shuts down, so do the government owned and operated national parks and monuments. That means: your plans to visit all those historically rich American landmarks have been foiled until things are back up and running again. Make your Statue of Liberty costume current events-appropriate by wearing a "Sorry, we're closed" sign around your neck. Or go more D.C.-centric as a closed Lincoln Memorial.
+ Statue of Liberty: Statue Of Liberty Adult Women's Costume ($26.99)
+ Statue of Liberty Torch: Light Up Liberty Torch ($6.99)
+ 'Sorry, We're Closed' Sign: Open/Closed Sign ($2.29)
+ Abraham Lincoln Costume: Abe Lincoln Men's Costume ($39.99)
+ 'Closed, Please Call Again' Sign: Open Closed Store Sign With Clock ($3.99)
Nicki Minaj on set for her Kmart Collection shoot.
Photo: @nickiminaj's Twitter/a>
Nicki Minaj is “super, super excited” about her Kmart Collection and (duh) SO ARE WE. Barbz, it’s been almost two months since Her Minajesty revealed the first looks from her new line, and now—only a day away from its online launch—we’re still getting sneak peeks of never-been-seen-before outfits. GAH. Now, we have to change our whole shopping strategy. THANKS A LOT, NICKI. Earlier today, Minaj tweeted out some behind-the-scenes footage from her Kmart photoshoot (set to her single with Mavado, “Give It All To Me”) and we spied not one, but TWO, new hot pink outfits for two ~very~ different occasions.
The first is a matching two-piece hooded sweatsuit, appropriate for both chilling AND (if you add heeled booties and a studded cap, à la Nicki) very stylish errand running. Or maybe brunch. You do you. The second is a hot pink blazer and high-waisted, body-con skirt combo, perfect for distracting dudes in business meetings (although, probably not suitable *puns* for every office).
Style yourself like Samantha.
Rejoice: Young Carrie Bradshaw will finally meet young Samantha Jones! The Carrie Diaries doesn't return to our TVs until October 25th, but The CW released a poster for the second season, and we are so excited to see that it features Carrie and Samantha. All our old fashionable friends are back together! Actually, they're meeting for the first time (since The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to Sex and the City), but whatever. We are verrrrry excited to see what Samantha dressed like in the '80s: if this poster is any indication, we're in for some serious style.
Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' album cover.
Photo: Lady Gaga
Little Monsters, it's the day you've been waiting for! Lady Gaga just unveiled the cover of ARTPOP, a month before the album's release on November 11th. Gaga began teasing the cover and its release over the weekend, but she's been talking about how it's her "FAVORITE" of all her covers for weeks. The reason it's her fave? It was designed by Jeff Koons.
Madonna on 'Harper's BAZAAR.'
Photo: Terry Richardson for 'Harper's BAZAAR'
WOW. This has got to be the first time in the history of Harper’s that a grill has been worn on the cover, amirite? Man, Madonna STAYS breaking ground. *bows down* But wait. Does this mean that mouth jewels have officially received a nod of approval from the prestigious fashion mag? Well, I guess it is the “Daring Issue." And this is MADONNA. The only way this metal-mouth #FASHUN statement could be made any more daring by the 55-year-old Queen of Pop is if it included a death-defying motorcycle jump across the Grand Canyon.
I'm pretty sure we can all agree that Miley Cyrus is having the best year (as far as notoriety, anyway) EVER, and this week surrounding the release of her Bangerz album drop—her first new music since her dramatic image overhaul and the pixie cut heard 'round the world—has been one of the biggest. On top of the album, there was the launch of her Miley: The Movement documentary and of COURSE, her stint as both musical guest and HOST of Saturday Night Live this weekend. We already know that Miles is a world-class chameleon, off-stage AND on (shape-shifting was basically the entire premise of Hannah Montana, right??), but SNL tooks things to the next level. While we typically reserve our Look By Look breakdowns for music videos, we're making an exception because this is toooootally worth it.
VMA INTRO SKETCH
Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
Photo: NBC/Saturday Night Live
Hey look! It's us! Miley's now infamous MTV VMA performance obviously needed to be addressed in her hosting episode, and why better time to do it than at the top of the show? And Miles even brought back her silver fuzzy bear leotard (sans nude latex) and baby raver buns for the occasion.
Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
Photo: NBC/Saturday Night Live
For her opening monologue, M kept the two-knot 'do (let's be honest, there was no time to switch styles) but wore it with a vintage Versace houndstooth suit set with a double-breasted cropped jacket (modified to be extra cropped) and zippered pencil skirt. Not pictured: Bobby Moynihan doing his best Wrecking Ball nude.
Beyonce's 2014 official calendar cover.
Photo: David Roemer
The Carter-Knowles family is getting way into the holiday spirit this year! First, Jay Z revealed he's collaborating with Barneys on a holiday collection, and now, Beyonce has released her first-ever calendar. Merry Christmas, Blue Ivy, you're in for a lot of expensive presents and a calendar. You may not even be two years old, but it's never too early to keep track of your meetings on a calendar that exclusively features pictures of your mom.
The calendar's cover spotlights Bey, her abs, and a matching sequined hat, gloves, and crop top—a steez ripped straight from her Mrs. Carter Show tour wardrobe. Her long hair is back and she's sportin' a serious smokey eye. Sequins and a smokey eye: what more does a photo need? Absolutely nothing. Abs are optional, though preferred.