Taylor Swift performing at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21 in New York.
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You guys, Taylor Swift got a tattoo, and it's HUGE. We did a double take when we spotted her onstage at Madison Square Garden in her 'dorbs chiffon purple halter dress because, um, there's GIANT WRITING all down her arm! We never thought T-Swift would be into tats, but it looks like Taylor is a wee bit more badass than we all thought. Thanks to our sleuthing skills (aka zooming in really close on the photo), it looks like Tay Tay has the phrase "May these memories break our fall" written on her arm with three glittery hearts at the end. (If you're a MEGA T-Swift fan [like us, NBD], you'd know that this phrase is a lyric from her "Long Live" song, and that she writes lyrics on her arm for every show.) We like that Taylor took it upon herself to add some extra DIY body art to her perfectly swept-up ponytail and killer eye makeup beauty game. We're, like, 90 percent sure she wrote it herself, and we find it kind of REALLY adorable that she filled in each heart with a touch of colorful glitter for an extra girly touch. In fact, we kind of want to see this bad boy up CLOSE. Like, reaaaaaaaaaalll close. Like, UNCOMFORTABLY close.
Lady Gaga attends the Barneys launch of Gaga's Workshop with Nicola Formichetti in New York City.
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Nothing says the holidays like LADY GAGA. Our Lady of all things Gaga-loony and Gaga-licious is doing her best to make this Turkey Day week—as well as the upcoming holiday season—as Gaga-tastic as possible. (You can add GAGA to just about anything and it sounds more interesting. Gaga-gravy. Gaga-coozie. Gaga-pie. Try it!) To kick off a week of events that includes Our Lady's television special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, which she both conceived and directed, the style icon opened Gaga's Workshop at Barneys New York last night. As you little monsters probably already know, the store is chock-full of signature items dreamt up or inspired by the Lady herself. We're talking everything from her Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson book (NOW ON SALE!) to fingerless gloves and Gaga-cookies (told you it works). We knew she'd be wearing something that would take us to the edge of glory—this being a major holiday event and all—but we didn't expect her to emerge from the monster façade outside the Barneys building in full-on Antebellum-style Chanel Haute Couture. Um, fainting couch, please!
Beyoncè on her "Party" music video shoot.
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It's scant been a month since Beyoncè released her music video for "Party", which has had us speak-saying Kanye's refrain—"You a bad girl and your friends bad, too. You got the swag sauce, you drippin' Swagu."—to ourselves in the mirror as a private mantra ever since. A month since Bey had us forgetting, if even briefly, that we were barrelling full-steam ahead into six months of winter because of all her saturated neon-ness, blow-up pools, cookouts, and the ubiquitously tinted tumblers of summer that doth always runneth over. As if ogling Bey's many, MANY outfits alone weren't enough of a fashion fix for you, she's uploaded some behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot with nearly four whole minutes of voyeuristic, preparatory fashnerd porn to get your eyes bugging. Fittings and styling irons and makeup application, oh my!
Whew, there's finally some major momentum over in Gossip Girl Land (aka Manhattan's Upper East Side). This week's episode centered around Blair's (Leighton Meester) bridal shower thrown by her BFF and Made of Honor, Serena (Blake Lively), of course. S and all of B's minions tried to throw the soon-to-be royal bride off the control trail and tricked her into thinking the shower was "casual" and would involve things like shaved Hawaiian ice (still can't believe they fooled her with that). Dan (Penn Badgley) wasn't invited to the shower shindig, so he went to Chuck (Ed Westwick)—who also wasn't invited—for help in toughening up his Lonely Boy image. Instead, Dan ends up getting his drink on and running off to Blair's shower. Meanwhile, Diana (Elizabeth Hurley) schemed with Nate's (Chace Crawford) grandfather who, it turns out, owns the Spectator website, and has given her three days to steal Gossip Girl's traffic or she'll be out of a job. Nate finds all of GG's sources and gives them to Diana and Serena, but both decide not to leak the information.
Who does leak the info? Oh, just Blair's lame-o fiancé, Prince Boring Louis (Hugo Becker), who keeps trying to prove to Blair that her friends do not have her best interests at heart. Poor Blair finds out the hard way in the middle of her Tiffany-themed shower (not a piece of melting shaved ice in the place), and she tells her Prince to beat it while she figures things out. Oh, and over in secret identity story lines, Charlie (aka Ivy) (Kaylee DeFer) tries to buy off her sketchy ex who decides to blackmail her instead. But what about Blair and CHUCK? If you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!
Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Dress: Mary Katrantzou
+ Necklace: Auden
+ Rings: Roberto Coin and Lulu Frost
BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Dress: Christian Dior
+ Earrings: Tzen
Ladies, there's something UH-MAZING happening on the interwebs, and we need to talk about it, like, right now. And, since it's #ManicureMonday, we'll give you three guesses as to what it's about… SPOILER ALERT: It's about nails. Really, REALLY good nails. We're always (and we mean al-ways) on Tumblr drooling over the stellar nail art that fills our dashboard on a daily basis, but we stumbled upon something spectacular in one teeny, tiny corner of the web that we literally could not stop "oooh-ing" and "ahhh-ing" over. Everyone, meet Polished Paws Up. Polished Paws Up, meet everyone. This nail art Tumblr is run by one of Lady Gaga's Little Monsters who creates original (and BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED) nail designs based off of Lady Gaga's ensembles. I KNOW, I KNOW, it sounds amazing, and it is, but one of the best parts about this Tumblr is that she makes nail art we'd actually want to recreate on our own REGARDLESS of it being an homage to the Gags. Back in June when Mother Monster was on her vintage Versace kick, she was spotted in a bold red, blue, teal, orange, and gold batwing button-up shirt, bright red lipstick, oversized green circle sunglasses and matching bright teal bob. The amazing color combinations of Lady Gaga's ensemble basically screamed, "Haiii, make me into nail art, pleasssee," and that's EXACTLY what happened.
Emma Watson attends the U.K. premiere of "My Week with Marilyn" in London, England.
Miss Emma Watson has turned into quite the ingenue. After graduating (with HONORS) from the Harry Potter movies and enrolling in college here in the U.S., the former Hermione Granger has made a new name for herself as a bona fide fashion STAH. Not only has she landed multiple coveted magazine covers like Vogue and British Elle, she's fronted a fragrance campaign for Lancôme's Trésor Midnight Rose perfume and has been working on many a new movie. Her major role in the upcoming The Perks of Being a Wallflower is getting a lot of buzz, but we'll see her in a supporting role first in the upcoming My Week With Marilyn, in which she plays a wardrobe assistant (love it already). No stranger to the fashionable glare of the red carpet bulbs, Miss Watson turned it out in true class-act style for the premiere of Marilyn and toted the COOLEST Perspex leopard clutch.
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Kaylee Defer help "Gossip Girl" celebrate 100 episodes.
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Can you believe that Gossip Girl is already celebrating 100 episodes? It seems like just yesterday we were tuning in to the relatively newly renamed CW network to give this cast of unknowns (*achem* extremely good-looking and well-dressed unknowns) a chance. It wasn't long before Blake Lively's Serena van der Woodsen and Leighton Meester's Blair Waldorf and the rest of the Upper East Side's young elite had captured our hearts, attention, and Wednesday nights. Since then, the series has experienced cameos, character appearances and banishments, and more formal parties than you can shake a stick at. The series has become a hot bed for contemporary fashion and as the years have gone on, stylistas have tuned in at growing numbers, like moths to a flame. Naturally, a celebration of the storied fash-forward show would, of course, yield a gang of exquisitely wardrobed attendees.
A-Morir by Kerin Rose spike moto gloves.
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YOU GUYS. The Lady Gaga Workshop at Barneys opens TONIGHT. For those of you who have been checking out the countdown, you will notice that the final Gaga goodie is a leather glove made by none other than MTV Style pal and frequent Nicola Formichetti/Haus of Gaga collaborator, Kerin Rose. Kerin makes a painfully gorgeous, super sparkly eyewear collection dubbed A-Morir By Kerin Rose but she also custom makes masks, teacups, spiked hoodies, jewelry, and basically a litany of other wonderfully crafted works of art that make you feel like opposable thumbs and fine motor skills were wasted on you.
We caught up with the flame-tressed designer to chat about how long she's been in cahoots with the Gaga x Barneys project, what you can expect to see at the pop up shop's unveiling, and why you don't have to be racked with guilt should you drop a highly irresponsible amount of cash buying heaps of presents from this particular spot.
Katy Perry at the 2011 American Music Awards on Nov. 20 in Los Angeles, California.
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If there's anyone who's become a style-slaying red carpet mainstay, it's Katy Perry. She ALWAYS kicks it out full-throttle in multiple outfits that always make us both gasp and smile. Also? She doesn't care about showing off her teeth in photos (LOVE). At this year's American Music Awards, Miss Purrrrrry dazzled in a trifecta of bright pink hair-topped looks that conjured up everything from a retro pinup to a Judy Jetson folk singer. Y'all, the looks were high-class BANANAS (like, the pricey organic variety), and they were accessorized in the prettiest of retro-glam 1940s hairstyles. Not to play favorites or anything, but Katy P rocks her décolletage like nobody's biz. Let's break this frothy strawberry milkshake action down, shall we?
Justin Bieber at the 2011 American Music Awards on Nov. 20 in Los Angeles, California.
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You probably noticed it yourself, but we're going to officially give Justin Bieber's THREE different outfits AND hairstyles he sported up and down last night's 2011 American Music Awards their propers. It seems the secret to staying relevant in the world of pop music is to be in a constant state of metamorphosis. We've seen it a gazillion times—superstar artists like Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Britney Spears shape-shifting and reinventing with each new album, single, performance. As more and more budding musicians are wising up to the tried-and-true success mantra, the stakes grow higher—artists are trying to roll out a new look between every time you blink your eyes. Though recently this is a job that's been dominated by the ladies (HAYYY, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga), the Biebs is carving out a place for himself among the other chameleons with three compleeeetely different looks in one awards show.