Beyonce performs for "Chime For Change" concert.
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When one of the founders of a charity initiative (for example, Chime For Change) is a renowned fashion designer (like Gucci's Frida Giannini) and said organization puts together a gigantic concert ("The Sound of Change Live") boasting a lineup of over 10 performing acts and even more celeb-studded guest appearances AND the legendary design house is footing the bill for the entire production, you can BET that just about everyone at that event will be wearing that founder's designs. And that's exactly what happened this weekend in London at Chime For Change's star-spangled charity concert. What's more, we're preeeetty sure no one wore more Gucci than the concert headliner and fellow co-founder Beyonce. Before getting on stage, King Bey kicked off the event on the red carpet in a silver and beige sequined animal print mini shift with a kind of bateau neckline and long sleeves. Her hair was a lighter blonde than we've seen IRL in a while, swept to the side Veronica Lake style, and her lips were a glossy dark burgundy—very vampy.
Beyonce will wear Stuart Weitzman shoes on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
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Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour kicks off this evening in Belgrade, Serbia. That meeeeans, we should (hopefully) get our very first REAL look at her concert wardrobe by the end of the night. *crosses fingers tight enough to cut off circulation* Over the past few months, we've been teased with an opulent announcement video with Thierry Mugler Haute Couture costuming that hearkened back to Bey's I Am...World Tour togs. We've been taunted with news that both Julien Macdonald AND Dsquared2 would contribute stage swaddlings for Mrs. Carter (but without any example sketches). And now, we've gotten word that even King Bey's feet will be custom outfitted for the tour thanks to Stuart Weitzman.
Selena Gomez is making us want clear accessories.
Photo: Courtesy of @selenagomez's Twitter/Forever 21/Topshop/Karmaloop
You guys. A thing happened. More specifically, Selena Gomez tweeted this picture of herself serving duck face (yes, again) wearing a pair of clear glasses, and now, we can't stop daydreaming about clear accessories. I know what you're thinking, "You guys should really maybe take a break from stalking celebrities' Twitter accounts and over-analyzing their wardrobes." Oh, and also, "aren't all glasses clear?" Well, to your first comment, I extend a cordial head nod but shrug off your unsolicited advice because helloooo, that's our bread and butter, YA HEARD?!?? As far as your question, let me clarify. Not only are the 2013 MTV Movie Awards performer's lenses clear, her frames are, too!
Sure, the automatic mental picture of a perfect prom dress is something sparkling, dramatic, and almost definitely floor-skimming. But that doesn't mean the only good looks are the long ones! If you're going for head-turning and statement-making come prom night, a SHORT dress just might be the kind of curve ball steez you're looking for. The best part? Short prom dresses are arguably way better investments than their longer counterparts thanks to their re-wearability (that is, if sentimentality doesn't have you putting the look on ice for a few decades). Also, they're so much easier to dance in! If you're thinking about a truncated prom dress, but aren't sure where to start, we rounded up some of our favorite options in a grip of styles.
Short prom dresses.
A short hemline doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the princess-factor of your prom dress, and nothing says all that quite like pastels in classic ladylike cuts. With a shorter dress, you can afford to have a bigger, fuller skirt like this pink lace number ($157.94). If spatial subtlety is more your thing, take advantage of the leg-baring steez with a really interesting lace detail at the hem like this Whistles dress ($324.19). Pair it with lucite heels to keep it looking modern and fashion-forward. We're obsessed with this COMPLETELY embellished midi dress ($79.80) because its high neckline keeps the look very covered-up in the front, but turn it around and those waist cut-outs lead to a wide open back. This is definitely a dress for a messier updo. If total-ensemble embellishment seems too heavy for you, you can always keep it isolated to the top and leave the skirt free and floaty like this pale yellow skater silhouette from Topshop ($280.00).
Beyonce wears Elie Saab to her "Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream" HBO documentary premiere.
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Beyonce's forthcoming HBO documentary, "Life Is But A Dream," premiered last night in New York City, and appropriately, Bey looked dreamy in a silvery beige Elie Saab gown. Where Mrs. Carter went for a bold, mod, tailored look for this weekend's 2013 Grammys, Beyonce chose a softer, more ethereal ensemble for her premiere. The floor-length dress was fitted through the bodice with a straight column skirt and a bit of a train for glamour.
Beyonce wore Givenchy to the 2012 Met Gala.
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While you were out flooding Instagram with pictures of your snow day (or your otherwise Saturday morning for anyone out of the range of Winter Storm Nemo), Beyonce's Vogue cover leaked courtesy of Beyonce Fan vertical BeyonceLite. Mrs. Carter graces the March "Power Issue" cover, a vision of feminine strength. Her hair, a tawny brown, is swept up in a chic updo, and her beauty look is matte and natural with peachy beige-colored lipstick and winged double eyeliner. The makeup is continued into the inside pages where Queen Bey shape-shifts between scarlet boudoir wear and floaty separates, but it's on the cover that she wears the MOST boss lady outfit of them all: crisp, asymmetrical Givenchy that's both soft and stalwart.
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Rihanna rocking killer under curvature of the breast in Armani at the 2012 Grammys.
Here at MTV Style, we subscribe to the to each her own, flaunt what you've got school of thought when it comes to style choices. Not so fond of said philosophy, however, is CBS, the network that will be broadcasting the 55th Annual Grammy Awards live on the east coast this Sunday. In an email with the subject line "55th GRAMMYS: Standard and Practice Wardrobe Advisory" that has been making the rounds on the internet today (first reported via Deadline), someone, who we're going to venture to guess is probably a dude, laid out some ground rules affecting what our favorite ladies can wear on Sunday night. The email reminds us of a puritanical high school dress code, with the assertion that artists and their stylists, and we quote, "please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," among other things being, frankly, pretty hilarious. To elaborate on what they mean by "adequately," the memo goes on to say that "bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic." Does anyone else feel like they're listening to their principal give a lecture before a high school dance? *Cue Peanuts gang Wah-Wah grownup voice* Also "problematic" are "thong type costumes" and the "bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack." Once you're done chuckling at the phrase "buttock crack," stand beside us in solidarity for side-boob. Speaking of, what exactly are "female breast nipples," as in, "Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples." I mean, duh, we know, but like, do females have other kinds of nipples that we're not aware of (also shudder at the word "females")? Are male breast nipples allowed? Heaven forbid the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Sisqo can't let their shirtless freak flags fly (ok so maybe the dudes being shirtless trend is a little over). And one more thing, when CBS says "Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure," what exactly is that? That's one of those things where we think we get it but aren't totally sure and we just have to shake our heads. We're tempted to stand up on our soap box with a megaphone and start yelling now. Leave our "female breast nipples" alone! Rihanna, Katy Perry, don't lose sight of who you are. Viva side-boob!
Oh wait ONE more egregious affront to freedom that we just have to mention: "The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent’s wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory," which means, no pink breast cancer ribbons, red AIDS ribbons, or American flags on your lapel? Is this all just a set up to get the rebels of the music industry to #OccupyGrammys? It's not like we think anyone is going to take this sitting down (or butt cheeks covered, as it were), but honestly, what does THE MAN want, a pop star uprising? In memory of sartorial freedom from tyranny on the Grammy red carpet, we've put together some of the most surprisingly (and not so surprisingly) memo-violating looks from the past three years after the jump. Look at them while listening to Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember You" on repeat.
fergie: February 12, 2012
Beyonce performs for the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Ho. Ly. Mackerel. Talk about "Lose My BREATH." The Super Bowl XLVII game may have reached a teeth-grinding halt with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 just before a POWER OUTAGE (whatttt??), but the break was probably for the best since Beyonce's epic halftime performance and the HIGHLY anticipated Destiny's Child reunion which just unfolded in the New Orleans Superdome STILL has us totally floored, not exactly ready to dive back into all the sportsball just yet. Had the Harbaugh brothers entered onto the field on a tandem bike and we actually followed through on that epic snack stadium, we might have had a few more things to keep ourselves occupied while waiting for the Beyonce show to start. Instead, we were white-knuckled counting down the two hours before FINALLY getting to see the Rubin Singer creations worn by Bey and her DC girls Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Beyonce at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference in New Orleans on Jan. 31.
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People just can't stop talking about Beyonce performing at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show this Sunday. I mean, we have SO many questions: Will she reunite with Destiny's Child? Will she bust out some killer dance moves? And, most importantly, will she wear stripes? We've still got a few days to find out the answers to all our burning questions, but Bey did address that whole lip-syncing debacle today! Earlier at the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference in New Orleans, she totally confronted her haters by belting out The Star-Spangled Banner a cappella in a beige, long-sleeve mini dress with an open back and sheer lace pumps. AND SHE KILLED IT. *high-fives entire world* But, um, can we be honest for a sec? While we certainly give her major props for nailing the performance, we couldn't help but get a WEE bit distracted by the seriously on-point nail game she was sporting. It's just. So. Shiny.