Rihanna's 'Viva Glam' campaign.
Photo: Rihanna's Twitter
• Both Rihanna and Kristen Stewart ditched their shirts in new ad campaigns, and we wondered who did it better. Aren't they cold? It's winter!
• An ad featuring Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs appeared out of thin air in the pages of February magazines. Uncharacteristically, Miley is featured wearing clothes. On a beach.
• Harry Styles promised he'd wear his finest gown to the 2014 Brit Awards, so we, naturally, imagined what he'd look like. HE LOOKS GREAT, AS USUAL.
• Sky Ferreira went back to blonde for her first Redken campaign, and we peeped some behind-the-scenes photos from her shoot.
• Beyonce read our collective minds and released new merch, including a "Surfboard" sweatshirt. Prob gonna be wearing this bad boy till it's time to break out an actual surfboardT.
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Behind the scenes of Kristen Stewart's Rosabotanica campaign for Balenciaga.
Looks like Balenciaga makes Kristen Stewart feel like a natural woman. And no, we're not just talking about toplessness here, people. Although, now that you mention it, in a new behind-the-scenes video for the fashion house's Rosabotanica perfume, K. Stew bares her backstory (get it?). "What I like about this is that I didn't have to turn into a different person," the actress says of the campaign. "The point was to capture something natural. If you feel like you're forcing something, or trying to get the shot, suddenly it's not fun anymore."
That's right, folks. It would seem Kristen Stewart's natural form is that of an ethereal meadow nymph with 3D flower tattoos. Or, according to her interview outfit for the video, a smiling (!) beauty in a plunging, crisp white blouse. That awkward girl you've seen wearing checkered Vans and messy hair for the past five years? Apparently, just a big ol' facade.
The Brit Award nominations were announced yesterday and, much to the delight of Directioners everywhere, One Direction landed two nominations. Harry Styles tweeted his gratitude to the fans for securing the nomination and then wrote, "Can't wait to put my finest gown on." And we can't wait to see you in your finest gown, Harry. Last year, the five guys wore matching monochrome outfits to the Brits, so a floor-length dress would definitely set Harry apart. Since we can't wait to see what he ends up wearing (and because it's Friday), we imagined what he'd look like in a few different frocks. New computer backgrounds for everyone!!!
(Harry, if you're reading this and decide on any of the following dresses, please thank me in your acceptance speech. You'd look great in any of these! Good luck, bb!)
What Harry Styles would look like in an Ellie Saab gown.
Photo: Getty Images/Elie Saab. Photoshop: Maeve Keirans
In this picture, Harry wears a sequined gown from Elie Saab's Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Harry tends to stick to a fairly neutral palette, so the maroon and embellishments are strikingly different from what we're typically used to. The plunging neckline, however, is standard. He likes to show off those chest tattoos, and this dress allows him to do just that.
Elle Fanning for Miu Miu.
Photo: Miu Miu
Miu Miu brought out the big guns for their Resort 2014 ad campaign. And by big guns, I mean that they tapped, like, THE top four rising starlets in Hollywood right now. These girls have already been featured in countless "Hot New Hollywood" issues (you know the ones), so Miu Miu's campaign all but solidifies their inevitable A-list status. Shot by famed photography duo/couple Inez and Vinoodh (who've been spending a lot of time with Lady Gaga these days), the new campaign stars Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Lupita Nyong'o, and Bella Heathcote.
Diane von Furstenberg: "The Original Wrapper"
Photo: Harper's Bazaar
Being bookended by two beautiful fashion icons for your first ever photo shoot with Harper's Bazaar is definitely something to smile about (no matter how head-scratchingly incongruous your inclusion in the photo is). Wale does just that as he’s holding up the svelte, high-heeled legs of iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and international supermodel Bar Rafaeli for the magazine's February 2014 issue. It's the lead image for a piece entitled “The Original Wrapper”—see what they did there? *wink wink nudge nudge*—which commemorates the 40-year anniversary of DVF's timeless wrap dress. As model Rafaeli puts it, the photo is meant to highlight "the wrap and rap combined," and also to give context to that très punny headline. But hey, it’s not every day a rapper graces the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, so fine, if they needed a play on words to do it, we’ll take it.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes last year.
Photo: Getty Images
If you're anything like us, you may be wishing it was Sunday instead of Friday. Sure, your weekend would be over, but you'd get to see these two beautiful angels of comedy on your television screen! In case you somehow missed the news (I really don't know how you could, TBH), Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globes again this year, and next year, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. In order to properly honor these two women (and to justify spending half of our work day watching Saturday Night Live skits from 2006), we decided to take a look at the fashion from some of their best SNL skits.
Join us, if you will, on a trip down memory lane. If you watch every video you can find, it'll be Sunday before you know it! Perfect weekend!
Snag this tee from Marc Jacobs!
Photos: @mileycyrus's Twitter/Human Rights Campaign
On Tuesday, Miley Cyrus tweeted a photo of a marriage equality tee by her BFF/current employer, Marc Jacobs. Made in 2009, Miley was one of the few lucky ones who snagged the limited-edition shirt, which shows a blonde, same-sex couple in black dresses alongside their pixie-coifed kid. The bad news: That particular shirt sold out a LONG time ago. Jacobs only printed about 200 of them and a quick search on eBay yielded zero results. *sigh* The good news: We found a legitimate replica reprint with only one tiny difference.
After Beyonce surreptitiously dropped her new album in the middle of the night, she followed up by sneaking some new merch into her online store. Much like her album, there was no announcement, no indication anything new was coming, and then—BAM—a T-shirt and a sweatshirt that matched the album's cover. Brace yourselves: She just did it again with more new merch!
Now, alongside the swag that joined her on her Mrs. Carter Show world tour dates, are four new sweatshirts in the album's simple pink Sans Serif text plus black-background format. Bey showed off the designs at her album release party, but we had no idea they'd be available for purchase so soon. It's like our best friend (Beyonce, natch) just gave birth to quadruplets and we can't choose our fave! We
want need them all.
Gwen with Michael Glasser and a DWP model.
Photo: Gwen Stefani's Facebook page
When word got out about Design With Purpose, Gwen Stefani's new clothing line with denim king Michael Glasser, we got excited. Not too excited, though, because if we've learned anything about celebrity collaborations, it's that they love to tease us with plenty of promo looong before the product drops (*ACHEM* Nicki Minaj for Kmart, The Key by Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga's ARTPOP). And that's fine—we're used to it. But now, just days after Gwen's initial announcement, we're already getting some behind-the-scenes photos of DWP's lookbook shoot AND a promise that more will be coming soon. All of this with a projected spring 2014 shelf date? Gwen, you're spoiling us! *blushes*
Considering we're in the throes of a polar vortex, looking at clothing for next autumn/winter may seem unappealing. We prefer shorts and bathing suits and clothing that makes us believe it will be warm again, not sweaters that make it seem like winter will last forever. Fashion doesn't adhere to our feelings though, and Fashion Week is starting up again, kicking off in London with men's collections. Though these clothes are technically for next fall, there are a few trends we found that we're not sure we'll be seeing at all. Ever.
DEMENTED MICKEY MOUSE
Models at the Kate Eary and MAN Autumn/Winter 2014 shows in London.
Photo: Getty Images
Weirdly enough, two different designers had models walk out with Mickey Mouse ears. "MICKEY IS HUGE FOR FALL 2014, TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!"—people in the fashion world (or so I imagine). MAN attached Mickey's iconic ears to a baseball cap and accessorized it with something you'd likely find in a dentist's office/nightmares, while Kate Eary constructed a plastic Mickey mask, complete with a red mohawk. I'm pretty sure this would not fly on the subway.