If you follow Kanye West on Twitter, you've probably heard of The Fancy. Not because he's updated his verified account on the Pinterest competitor (*ACHEM* still blank as of August 9, 2012), but because he's promoted it not once but twice to his 8,252,169 followers and hinted at his involvement with the tech start-up. We have no idea how likely or unlikely it may be that you've heard of the website since we live and breath internet vapor, but we'll give you a little run-down anyway. The Fancy combines the visual collaging made popular by Pinterest and Tumblr with the shoppability of Svpply and packages it all together in a winning (and lucrative!) combination that has reportedly piqued Apple's interest. More importantly to us, though, we get to full-on culture vulture on the wish lists of our favorite music and fashion icons via verified celebrity accounts! Along with the pricey cars and high-end wardrobe staples, some of these celebs are fancying some really funny stuff (which we're sure were all meant in jest). To follow are just a few of our findings. Enjoy!
Rick Ross fancied this Louis Vuitton Jason Mask.
Photo: Getty/The Fancy
Equal parts fabulous and terrifying, rapper Rick Ross fancied this Louis Vuitton leather Jason mask.
Analisa Nguyen, Sablà Stays, and Aileen Belmonte.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers
We don't mean to freak you out, but school is kiiinddd of right around the corner. *ducks* But don't be TOO sad—the fun part is creating all those killer back-to-school outfits! We immediately imagine tons of blazers, oxfords, and knee-high sock ensembles to get us through the transitional weather in style, although, we have one particular piece we're REALLY looking forward to sporting this year—pleated shorts. I know, I knowwww, you're totally imagining your mom's gross, huge culotte shorts from the '90s, but that's definitely not the case. There are tons of super cool and chic ways to wear pleated shorts that we love, and we've even found some bloggers to prove it! We promise they're cute. Scouts honor.
Pink's performance outfits from the 2002, 2008, and 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
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BIG news today, y'all! The world's newest CoverGirl and reigning champion of lady badassery, P!nk, is confirmed to perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards! She joins English-Irish boy band One Direction and the incomparable Alicia Keys on the night's performance bill. Unlike the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed boys of 1D, this isn't P!nk's first time at the rodeo. She's performed on the Moonman's stage three times before, and each performance and its corresponding outfit has been more shocking than the last.
Nike x Liberty's New Sky High Dunk Trainers.
Photo: Courtesy of Nike
We've already officially named the sneaker wedge the IT shoe of the season, and clearly we're not the only ones obsessed. Hot on the heels (heh) of high fashion favorites like Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs, and Y-3, some major athletic brands are getting in on the trend as well. Enter Nike's third Liberty of London collab, which just hit the internet. The collection is replete with the signature ditsy florals and Swoosh that we're used to seeing, but these kicks ALSO come with an extra couple of inches of height. The company has revamped the classic Nike Dunk style into a heeled shoe that's sleeker and sportier than the Marant or Marc versions, but just as stylish. Plus, an added bonus: the so-called "remixed" edition keeps many of the sporty Nike Dunk qualities, like the comfy lightweight sole and easy fit. These Dunk Sky Highs might not work on the basketball court, but you can bet they'll get you from point A to point B in record time. Can your Louboutins do that?!
Nikki Reed, Ariel Winter and Sophia Bush at the InStyle Summer Soiree on Aug. 8 in Hollywood.
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Hey, we know it's hard to dress your best in August—the humidity is at its peak of grossness and it feels like you've worn all your light, breezy dresses to death, but Nikki Reed, Ariel Winter and Sophia Bush proved that they can still look hot (heh) even in the most sweat-inducing weather. Last night at InStyle's Summer Soiree, all three ladies took a glam approach to the typical summer dress. In fact, they looked SO garden party chic, we could barely handle it! Twilight star Nikki Reed sported a demure floral Jill Stuart frock with T-strap heels and a burgundy clutch. She kept her hair and makeup minimal with just a touch of sheer pink gloss on her lips and no-nonsense beachy waves.
Three things we're obsessed with: Katy Perry, Ellen Von Unwerth, and finding the perfect flat iron. All three in one place? Dreamy. We've always loved Katy Perry's campaign shots for hair tools giant ghd (which we've HEARD makes the best flat irons in all the land), which have previously been shot by the great David LaChappelle, but we have to say, this latest Ellen Von Unwerth-shot edition is far and away our fave. In previous Chappelle shoots the looks were heavily stylized, from mermaids to styles throughout the eras, to the roaring 20's, and although they stopped us in our tracks with their uber-glam beauty, the graceful, simple look of Von Unwerth's pictures has us really focused on what we're all here for anyway: Katy and the hair. Von Unwerth shoots the typically colorful singer in black and white, styled with a clean cat eye and porcelain skin, and Johnny Wujek tones down the glitter in exchange for a simple silk in one image, and a crystal embellished crew neck dress in the other (he HAD to have some sparkle somewhere, honestly). The hair in both images is flawless. From a retro loose look, featuring blunt, thick above the eyebrow bangs and a subtle wave, to a sleek, low side-ponytail.
FINALLY! Lady Gaga's been dropping hints about her new September VOGUE cover ever since we reported wayyy back in the summer that she was confirmed to grace the glossy. Now the wait is over...and let's just say it was totally worth it. She debuted the photos via Twitter last night, and they.are.amazing. Honestly, we weren't sure what to expect-would she work a similar cropped bob and severe makeup as her last VOGUE cameo? Would she channel her Bride alias like she did for L'Uomo Vogue? Turns out Mother Monster did a total 180, showing off her glam hourglass figure in a violet Marc Jacobs gown and sky-high blonde hair. Gaga's muse for her look? She said last night of the cover, "I'm totally channeling fozzibear," and also "Who else sees me channeling Ru Paul on the cover of VOGUE." Hey, if there's ANYONE who can turn a Muppett and a drag queen into a high fashion mashup, it's Gaga.
Jessie J. earlier this summer (left) and at a Vitaminwater event last week.
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Along with the fact that we still can't get "Domino" out of our heads (hey, we're not mad...), there's another reason Jessie J. holds a special place in our hearts: her ridiculously cool sense of style. The girl can work a head-to-toe printed jumpsuit like it's NDB one day, then turn around and channel her inner flapper on the red carpet the next. It's almost like she doesn't even care what people think, which makes the wardrobe result THAT much cooler. Part of the credit for the U.K. pop star's amazing outfit choices goes to her longtime stylist, Karl Willett, who also dressed Jessie J. on her new "Laserlight" video. However, the twosome (who've worked together forever, we hear) have since parted ways, leaving the singer with a whole new look.
These are 12-inch tall platform shoes by Buffalo.
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We have EYES. We've seen platforms before. From Nicki Minaj to Taylor Momsen to Kerli we've been witness to our fair share of high-rise kicks, but these Buffalo Classics certainly take the cake. With a 12-inch heel and 11-inch platform, these black flatform sneakers will make their wearer a full FOOT taller for the equally tall price of $599.95. While they're still shy of the Guinness World Record-breaking 16-inch stiletto heels that hold the title of World's Tallest, I think we can all agree that these are still some MONSTER shoes.