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Rick Owens: he's the mastermind behind hauntingly beautiful runway collections, has made cameos in more hip-hop lyrics than we can possibly keep track of, and even supports rising music talents like Zebra Katz. Yep, we're talking about a true Renaissance man here, y'all. But while we're used to seeing the designer (who's known for his distressed leather, his drapey cuts, and his mostly-black color palette) exploring his style game OFF the catwalk, now he's stepping out of these glamorous shadows and into the...gym? Yesterday WWD reported that Owens is joining forces with Adidas on sneaker collections for both men and women, giving the athletic brand's shoes an unexpected dose of gothy edge.
Maison Martin Margiela gold half-frame lensless glasses.
Look, we know the whole lensless glasses thing isn't new. I mean, just last year at precisely this time, we watched as the 2012 NBA Finals morphed into a kind of fashion face-off centered on the things. But these? These Maison Martin Margiela gold half-frame specs (if you can even call them that) are a completely different story. Instead of thick, Buddy Holly frames these are of the dainty reading glasses variety wherein only the upper half of the frame exists and is rendered in some sort of metal. Without lenses though, this is really just a strangely cut, hinged headband that you just happen to wear on your face.
Rita Ora and Madonna, just two Material Girls hangin'.
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Universe, say hello to your new Material Girl: #1 MTV Style girl-crush Rita Ora! The time has come for the Macy's line produced by Madonna and daughter Lourdes Leon to change its guard, and while it's sad to see former brand ambassador Georgia May Jagger go, she couldn't be transferring the baton into more capable hands. After all, Rita has the experience and skill to back up this kind of title, having starred in an adorable Superga campaign and perfected her smize.
AHHH! The time has finally come, friends. After a temporarily broken off engagement to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari has officially tied the knot! According to People, she got married in Nashville last Saturday in a "very simple" but "very warm and cozy" wedding. But, you guys, we NEED to talk about her dress—K Cav looked AMAZING. Us Weekly reported that she wore Monique Lhuillier to celebrate the big day, which we LOVE. Her strapless lace and satin gown featured an asymmetrical tiered bustle at the bottom to give it a mermaid silhouette, which she accessorized with only a single diamond bracelet. She sported her signature beachy waves (which she wore half-up with an INSANELY long veil for the ceremony) with barely-there makeup and an all-white bouquet.
Robert Pattinson is the new face of Dior Homme!
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Not to be all, "We told you so," but we totally got wind of Robert Pattinson being the new face of Dior Homme last fall. Even though sources denied the claims, today WWD announced that the Twilight star is, in fact, the official celebrity ambassador of their men's fragrance. YASSSS. He follows in the footsteps of Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron, who formerly fronted the French fashion house's campaigns. We're SO stoked to see the full campaign (especially considering RPattz was formerly a model #WERK), and, thanks to some Twi-hard fans pointing us to some Instagram pics from a Dior event last night, we already got a sneak peek of what to expect. Eeee!
Kanye West's "New York Times" portrait.
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If you haven't already read Jon Caramanica's interview with the (typically) press-elusive Kanye West for the New York Times, go ahead and put this post on pause, open this link in a new tab, and get caught up. Ye and Jon conduct the several-hour-long conversation over the course of three days, discussing West's upcoming sixth solo studio album Yeezus and its position in relation to the rest of West's musical annals. The discourse is candid, unapologetic, and a kind of dream interview for any card-carrying Kanye fan as Yeezy drops bombs like, "Dark Fantasy was my long, backhanded apology," (I'm sorry, WHAT? Are we to infer that his most critically acclaimed release wasn't even that true to himself??) and "Yeah, people asked me to change my name for [808s & Heartbreak]." *jaw drops and tongue rolls out of mouth like a Persian rug with cherub imagery*
The interview is a hotbed of quotables like, "Beauty, truth, awesomeness," and "I am the nucleus," and dubbing himself, "the Michael Jordan of music," each of which make us miss more and more when Ye had a blog and was regularly active on Twitter, but it's the moments when he weaves fashion into their discussion of his music evolution that we're going MOST bananas over (naturally). Check out our favorites below, and be sure to read the interview in its entirety on NYTimes.com because wowowowow it's GOOD.
Lucy Hale for mark.
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Let's be real: given her dramatic brows, huge hazel eyes, and killer charisma, it was only a matter of time before Lucy Hale nabbed herself a beauty campaign. And ta da, here we have it! Yesterday mark announced that the Pretty Little Liars star was the newest face of the Avon boutique brand, following in the footsteps of fellow mark girls like Ashley Greene. This means we can ALL check Lucy out in the campaigns, "magalogs," and on the mark website starting in August, just in time for the company's big 10th anniversary. We already know that the beauty world looooves Lucy (and why wouldn't they?!) but turns out the admiration is totally mutual. The actress says she's been a makeup fan since pretty much day one: "Growing up, when my grandma was taking a nap, I'd go into her makeup drawer and put on her red lipstick," she spills in the behind-the-scenes video. "So I'd be running all over my grandmother's house in a pink tutu and makeup all over my face!" Now THAT'S a sight we'd give anything to see.
Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is shaping up to be a kind of magical fashion Easter egg hunt, each month or week or day unveiling a new style-centric facet to the international concert behemoth. First, there was the high fashion custom designer performance wardrobe (which BTW just keeps growing, see: the above printed gown which we've never seen before and suspect to be a Pucci [UPDATE: It's Roberto Cavalli!] add for "Standing on the Sun" for the North American leg of the tour). Then, we found those dress rentals included in her VIP ticket package, she made her tour merch available online, and she decided to auction off an opportunity to be part of her concert style team for a night. NOW, King Bey is commemorating her world tour with a limited edition of her Heat fragrance created specifically with The Mrs. Carter Show in mind.
Lady Gaga and the bridesmaid dress she wore to her BFF's wedding.
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It's officially wedding season, y'all! Everyone (like, everyone) seems to be tying the knot as of late, and whether you're in a ceremony this summer or just attending, you're probably looking for some serious style inspiration right about now. Well, our girl Lady Gaga was spotted at her BFF Bo O'Connor's wedding this weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico looking downright GORGEOUS in her retro-yet-romantic bridesmaid dress. We wanted to cop her look ASAP, so we some deep investigative research (aka a Google search) to get all the details on her dress for the big day and—GASP—it's actually available for us to purchase online right this second. Eeee!
Justin Bieber's adidas NEO summer campaign.
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What's better than static images of Justin Bieber? Moving images! OK, so it's not preferred to seeing him in the flesh, but still, it's pretty cool. Welp, the folks at adidas NEO just released this behind-the-scenes video from Justin's latest NEO photoshoot, bringing us one step closer to candid IRL Biebsie. And clad in summer-ready casualwear! In the minute-long clip, we get a glimpse at the moving parts that go into putting together a campaign. What we learned from the video is that this is no standard studio shoot with a white seamless backdrop.