2 events, 2 different prints-on-prints outfits. Because Solange is awesome like that.
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Solange's trademark patterned style may not have technically begun with *that* brick motif pantsuit (a quick Getty search shows she was test-driving the look long before that), but let's be real for a sec. Ever since the singer won us over with last fall's "Losing You" music video, her outfit choices reflect one seriously steadfast fashion philosophy: more prints are DEFINITELY merrier. From her Met Gala Suno gown to those matchy ladylike performance outfits, this is a star who's taken a very particular look and totally owned it. And now, proving just how versatile these wild patterns can really be, Solange has given us an extra dose of wardrobe inspiration with two very different twists on the trend.
Miley in #allgolderthang.
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Knowing the little that we know about the business of making hit records, we know that it's a grueling, often times 24 hour process. Miley Cyrus has been busting her butt in the studio a lot as of late, and while we might be more inclined to work in, oh I dont know, some jeans and a comfy tee, Miss Miley has a slightly more glam wardrobe when she's on her grind. Getting ready to release her single #WeCantStop and her video for Angels & Ashtrays sometime this week (supposedly), as well as attending the Billboard Music Awards, you would think Miley would be too exhausted to turn it up on a regular work day, but wait, this is MILEY we're talking about here. The singer tweeted a photo of herself in the studio with the caption "@Versace #celine #STUDIO #allgolderthang,"in which she is not only wearing a killer pair of Versace logo sandals but also an AMAZING black and white striped bow top and a pair of black ankle-baring pants.
Ke$ha on 'My Crazy Beautiful Life.'
We have to say, there's certainly no shortage of exciting moments on Ke$ha's My Crazy Beautiful Life. I mean, so far we've uncovered the story behind her oh-so-infamous shark mask AND found out that she wears American flag onesies in her down time (the same one as Justin Bieber, nonetheless). But last night, we got to see behind-the-scenes footage of one of Ke$ha's biggest beauty moments in the past few years--the shaving of her head! GASP.
The NBA Playoffs continue to heat up as we chug along through the Eastern and Western Conference championships and toward the Finals, but for a crop of college-age up-and-coming hoops stars, there's another big date in June that hits a little closer to home: NBA Draft Day. On the players' side, enlisted draftees have been interviewing with prospective teams, shopping themselves around as well as learning about their would-be future homes. On the league side, the NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for tonight to solidify the order in which teams will pick players come 2013 NBA Draft Day, June 27, 7:00 p.m. EST at Brooklyn's Barclays Center (home of this year's VMAs, NBD *hair flip*).
Diana Agron, Zosia Mamet, and Alexa Chung at the premiere of 'These Girls'.
Last night, a group of rad ladies got together at the request of Glamour magazine to perform a series of monologues called "These Girls" at New York City's Joe's Pub. The group, which included Dianna Agron, Zosia Mamet, Alexa Chung, Emma Roberts and more, touched on everything from the internet, to bullying, to boys and everything in between. While we're dying to hear each of the girls' monologues for ourselves, we're also totally jaws-to-the-floor over their classically elegant outfits. Springtime is often an occasion for light, airy, colorful frocks, but Dianna, Zosia, and Alexa all opted to play with monochrome and textures in their still seasonally appropriate ensembles, a move which we think really worked.
Bradley Cooper in Gucci at 'The Hangover 3' premiere.
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Bradley Cooper: the man can make a trash bag and Eagles jersey look almost as good as a Tom Ford three-piece suit. Not to MENTION those piercing blue eyes, that smile, and the extremely rare talent for pulling off the highly risky man bob. Yep, whenever we're lucky enough to see this guy hit the press circuit, you can bet it's going to be a really good day. Earlier this spring we feasted our eyeballs on the actor's classically dapper The Place Beyond The Pines red carpet outfits, and he's showing off a bolder, more daring side for The Hangover Part III. It makes total sense, right? Funny movie equals fun fashion. And taking this philosophy to heart, B.Coops turned up at last night's premiere in a seriously traffic-stopping burnt orange Gucci suit. Coordinating perfectly with his surroundings, it seems like someone's taking a page from One Direction's style book....
Rihanna wears the Celine paper bag clutch in oh-so-many ways!
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Dang, Rihanna really loves her new Celine clutch, y'all! She just can't stop sporting the Spring/Summer 2013 red lambskin rolled bag as of late, and we can totally see why—it goes with literally everything. Need proof? RiRi has been carrying the accessory throughout the month with all TYPES of ensembles. From casual denim cutoffs to beachy maxi dresses to club-ready leather pants, there isn't one look she couldn't accessorize with her paper bag-inspired clutch. In one outfit, she decided to channel a '60s starlet while wearing a printed scarf tied around her head, white circle sunglasses, a black maxi dress from her own River Island collection, super (SUPER!) long layered chains, Chanel two-tone flats and, of course, her Celine bag.
Beyonce performs "Grown Woman" in Kenzo on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
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Just in time for her "Grown Woman" track's mass leaked circulation around the interwebz, Beyonce (or Team Beyonce) has JUST uploaded behind-the-scenes footage of the number's Paris premiere. FINALLY, after just under a month of stalking grainy smart phone-captured videos and the few high-quality images Bey posted to her Tumblr, we actually get to see that custom, technicolor, animal print-esque Kenzo romper in action! Mrs. Carter debuts the song with an inspired dance number that has Bey and her backup dancers (also in what looks like custom Kenzo) swimming in energy up to their eyeballs. Each girl has a kind of extra mini-train situation attached at the waist and ruffling out into an abbreviated cascade down the back of the romper, adding a little extra volume, movement, and drama to the truncated stage outfit. Fortunately for us, when Beyonce does something, she never does it half-way—she and her team unveiled all at once a grand total of EIGHT behind-the-scenes video packages from The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour!
Rita Ora debuts blue hair.
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Well, looks like Katy Perry's not the only one pumped up for the new Smurfs 2 movie this summer! Rita Ora's feeling blue, too— but rather than dressing in head-to-toe cerulean like our girl KP, Rita took cues from Katy circa 2012 and dyed her HAIR. Fresh off her gorgeous Met Ball appearance earlier this month, where she rocked a custom Thakoon gown, the pop star showed off her new blue 'do on Instagram earlier today. She blasted out two photos of the bold look this morning, saying "Today it's smurf day #rehearsals #album2 #bluehairday". Wait, so in addition to a brand new haircolor, Rita's ALSO prepping her new album?! We.Cant.Wait.
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You guys, I am officially, 100% not worried about the future at all. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona, and met a GRIP of #sciencebabies who basically have the whole overpopulation, disease, natural disaster thing under control. Seriously. I am basically poolside writing this entire post in a Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses because I am so relaxed now.
So, the way ISEF works is that 1,600 pre-college kids from 60 countries descend upon the Phoenix Convention Center floor and it's row upon row of roped off booths where each contestant presents their project. Apparently, it's untoward to refer to the shindig as a "science fair" what with more than $3 million in grants and awards at stake, but basically everyone's competing for the Big Prize, a.k.a. the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award. The competition is fierce since these dudes have already SMOKED school contests, regional contests and state contests.
The cool thing about the day I visited is that it was the day after the official judgement (postscript: these are the winners) so the vibe was a little more chill. No one yet knew who had won but everyone had presented and tap-danced their faces off the day prior, so they got to unclench and hang out a bit. I even saw a little mild-grade flirting which was cute, reassuring and terrifying when you consider what that means for the following generation of SUPERGENIUSES. Hopefully, they'll be kind rulers.