Johnny (left) hard at work on one of Katy Perry's dresses.
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We. Love. Johnny. Wujek. The man behind Katy Perry's on and off stage ensembles never ceases to wow us with his whimsical sartorial creations-from the spinning peppermint bra to the light up Met Ball gown. With an upcoming television debut as an America's Next Top Model creative consultant, and a major movie now in theaters (which, as you know, we LOVED), Wujek shows no signs of slowing any part of his career down. Did we mention his "Call Me Maybe" cover alongside his celebrity gal pal? Right. Killin' it. We all know the Johnny Wujek creation story by now: Katy bounced over to him at a party, asked him which team he was playing for, "mine or his," indicating a male friend, Wujek said, "his," and a beautiful partnership was born. She asked to borrow a dress, he clothed a budding pop star, she fought for him when she got famous...the rest is history. So, who is the man behind the glitter and the whipped cream-shooting bra? We already showed you his favorite things, now it's time to hear a little more from the man himself.
Lea Michele for Candie's.
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Having a Glee addiction means coming up with an excuse to stay home on Thursday nights, randomly breaking out into song, and suddenly feeling the urge to join a chorus, STAT. It also means that after years of watching Rachel Berry saunter down the halls in animal sweaters, blouses, and pleated skirts, we can't help but automatically associate Lea Michele with these collegiate-inspired closet staples. However, for her new Candie's campaign, the actress is ditching her TV alter ego's prepster style for flouncy dresses, printed pants, and tons of heels. Taking cues from previous Candie's girls like Vanessa Hudgens and Britney Spears, Lea ups the flirt factor in a big way for the brand's Back to School ads.
Miley Cyrus debuts her new tattoo yesterday while in West Hollywood.
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OK, I think we can officially deem this the year of Miley Cyrus. In 2012 alone, the singer chopped her hair off, annouced an engagement, and, just this week, got inked up! She stepped out from her yoga class yesterday sporting a fresh tattoo on her left forearm, and when we took a closer look, we realized it was actually a quote from former president Theodore Roosevelt. Wut. It reads, "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." We don't want to get all history teacher on y'all, but this is from Mr. Roosevelt's Citizenship in a Republic speech from 1910, and was also a favorite passage of Richard Nixon. Whew, AND YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS A FASHION BLOG. #historylesson
Supra releases new women's collection with Bieber-esque Skytop designs.
Photo: Courtesy of Supra Footwear
We're not saying that Justin Bieber invented the Supra Skytop. Nor are we saying that A-Morir designer Kerin Rose had any baby-faced pop superstars in mind when concocting these sparkly collaboration kicks. We’re merely postulating - nay, hypothesizing - about whether Bieber’s newest album and well-documented love of the Skytop had anything to do with the timing and/or the color scheme of certain styles.
Hailee Steinfeld on the set of "Can A Song Save Your Life?"
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In the world of pop culture fashion, it takes a LOT for us to do a double-take these days (after all, meat dresses, teddy bear shoes, and bright blue hair are kind of the norm... ). But even so, we had to check twice yesterday to make sure that it really was Hailee Steinfeld looking all art school-grunge on the set of her new movie Can A Song Save Your Life? We're used to seeing the actress in her fair share of high-fashion getups, but for her newest role, as a young New York student named Violet, she's traded Miu Miu for crop tops, hot pants, and sky high wedge booties. We love the downtown mishmash of her leopard rainbow tank, super short gray shorts, and layered jewelry. To complete the outfit, she's topped it all off with dark eye makeup, a denim backpack, and, something we've never seen before on the smiley 15-year-old... a scowl.
Archie Comics + MAC = pure love.
Photo: Courtesy of MAC
The San Diego Comic Con kicks off this weekend, and to celebrate, MAC Cosmetics released the news that they'll be teaming up with THE Archie Comics for their latest beauty collection. Eeeee! The full color line, inspired by the Betty and Veronica characters, will launch in spring 2013, but that's not all! If you're lucky enough to actually attend the convention this weekend, artist Dan Parent (you know, the guy that illustrates all those Archie books ) will be showing off his killer skills with custom caricatures and illustration demonstrations at the MAC Gaslamp store in San Diego. MAC's in-store artists will also be doing makeovers modeled after the famous Archie ladies. CA-UTE.
Taylor Swift rocks simple, timeless beauty on and off the red carpet.
Despite making the somewhat radical change from curly sue to straight haired songstress recently (and adding bangs!) Taylor Swift generally stays on the straight and narrow beauty wise. With classic, girly looks and beauty to match, the singer has elegant, simple style down to a T. Refinery29 got an exclusive look at Taylor's new Covergirl campaign, which has the singer in three signature looks-glam, boho, and sleek rocker chic-and learned some of her beauty philosophies (and faux-pas). Taylor talks about wanting to take risks, and to be able to switch up her look depending on the situation. "The cool thing about makeup is that it can be so different on any given day," she says, and it's true, makeup is a way to reinvent yourself every morning.
The Next Issue app puts all your favorite magazines at your fingertips.
Photo: Next Issue Facebook
Recently I was in the basement of a big house in the suburbs, poking around, and I noticed that every wall of the distinctly un-manly cave was lined with magazines. I was drawn towards the white spines like a dog to a bone, and when I got close enough, I realized that the person whose house it was (not telling who) had what appeared to be every single fashion magazine published since the 80's. I so badly wanted to flip through the pages, smell the perfume sample-y smell, but I held back. It wasn't my house after all.
Next Issue, a new app created out of a partnership between a company of the same name and publishers Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc. is like a digital version of that Vogue and Glamour filled basement. For a flat monthly subscription price, users can read 39 of your favorite mags from their tablet or phone!
The jumbo hair clip resurfaces at the Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin Fashion Week show.
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Remember when we were all, "OMG, would you wear this JUMBO HAIR CLIP??" We told you about how these neon reimaginings of the childhood hair stand-by were the brainchild of Adia Kibur, and in our humble collective opinion, one part weird, three parts wonderful. Sure, they were oddball and even a bit gaudy, but there was a sweet nostalgia about these envelope-pushing hair accessories we really appreciated. Welp, looks like the snap clip silhouette has since found its way onto the international Fashion Week runways (specifically Berlin's) and is even bigger than before!
Listen, we know A$AP Rocky has a thing for nail art. In case you haven't noticed, the fashion-forward rapper (who is BFFs with Alexander Wang, NBD) is always taking pics of ladies' nails just for fun. I KNOW. It's so gosh darn cute it makes us die a little inside (could you even IMAGINE A$AP coming up to you and asking to a pic of your tips? #dead), and we're just so happy that the rapper calls out killer name game when he sees it. Lately, though, he's been taking his love affair with nails to the next level by teaming up with the girls over at WAH Nails in London for his latest music video shoot (!!!). WAH Nails Instagrammed this one behind-the-scenes photo (and one photo ONLY!) of the customized nails, which read "A$AP $EX" in bold black and white letters. HOT.