Taylor Swift and her new Wonderstruck Enchanted fragrance.
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After the glowing success of Taylor Swift's debut Wonderstruck perfume last fall, T Swift announced today that she will be releasing a second edition of her signature scent called Wonderstuck Enchanted. *high five* The glittery round bottle with gold charms is almost identical to the original design, except that it's a deep red hue instead of a cool blue. And we don't know about you guys, but we're SERIOUSLY wondering how this different from debut scent. Luckily, Taylor talked to WWD and answered all of our burning questions. “Wonderstruck Enchanted is the next chapter in the story of my Wonderstruck fragrance. Wonderstruck is about that moment when you instantly feel a connection to someone, but then there’s that feeling of being completely enamored—enchanted—when you know a little more about that someone and still feel that strong connection.” Awww. A scent inspired by love. <3 We like that!
Don Giovanni's Donna Zerlina in periwinkle and red.
Photo: Courtesy of Nars/Autumn de Wilde
We haven't had the good fortune to attend many operas in our lives, but our one experience high up in the balcony of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, convinced us that they're pretty magical. When we heard that Rodarte was teaming up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on a production of Don Giovanni at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert hall, therefore, we started looking up cross country flights immediately. Well, the production went off without a hitch, and now Nars, one of our all time fave make up companies, has revealed some behind the scenes shots from the Opera. Shot by Autumn de Wilde, the photos give us an inside look at what went on behind the scenes of one of Opera's coolest productions (maybe ever).
The Spice Girls will reportedly auction off their iconic costumes.
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Looking to spice up your life? You may already know that The Spice Girls are reuniting for their Viva Forever! musical, BUT according the Huffington Post UK, a piece of the girls' iconic performance wardrobe MIGHT be up for grabs! While nothing is confirmed, several publications are reporting that the girls' unforgettable, star-making togs could be going up for auction at a gala to coincide with the launch of the musical, and the proceeds (if we're really in store for a Girl Power bid-out) would benefit non-profits Save The Children and Children In Need.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen at the CFDA Fashion Awards on June 4 and their bag from The Row.
Listen, we're well aware Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen KNOW style. They won the highly-acclaimed Womenswear Designer of the Year Award at the CFDAs, which currently puts them at the top of the 2012 fashion roster. But esteemed accolades aside, we need to get real for a second and just say this—they're selling a bag from The Row's pre-fall 2012 collection for nearly $17,000. YEAH. This backpack (that's right! You can tote this sweatfest on your back all summer long!) is a collection of fur patches sewn together into one giant, mismatched fuzzball. Unlike the previous $40,000 The Row crocodile bag from one reptile, which is (oddly) more expensive but equally anger-inducing, this backpack is made from the fur of at least three different animals. Yipes. The thing is, if you're PETA there's obvious reasons to be mad (and they certainly are! #trollsens), but what if you're just a plain ol' fashion person that is looking at this for what it really is—a really, really expensive bag.
Cloth's new weather app.
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Confession: ever since we first saw Clueless, like, a million years ago, we've been obsessing over a way to score Cher Horowitz's awesome computerized closet for ourselves. Although we probably won't be able to nab the real thing anytime soon (plus who are we kidding-our apartments are way too small for a walk-in space!), Cloth's new iPhone app comes about as close as we're gonna get. The company first emerged on the tech scene back in 2011 as a way to share outfits with friends, save your favorites, and organize your closet- virtually, anyway. Now it's announced a MAJOR update, one that's so genius we wonder why nobody has thought of it first. Enter Cloth Weather, the new component which incorporates the temperature into your daily fashion choices. Duh, right?!
Cassie McCrone, Nancie Mwai, and Frida Johnson.
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There are tons of ways to top off your look this season, but we're declaring 2012 THE summer of the turban. Yes, it's totally happening. The twisted fabric headwear has historical roots dating back thousands of years to the Byzantine Empire, but nowaways you can find current stylesetters like Mary-Kate Olsen, Rachel Zoe, and Solange rocking the look, making it a certifiable fashion trend. And here's the best part about turbans: besides the fact that they're totally affordable (you can even DIY it yourself with a scarf!), this is one headband alternative that you can literally wear year round. So even if this summer is the turban's time to shine, we've got a feeling we'll be wearing ours even after the temperatures drop. Get inspired by these three stylish bloggers below!
Maybe it's true that ready-to-wear women's fashions get a whopping eight weeks (that's two months, if you're counting) out of the year devoted to them. And that only semi-annually do their male counterparts enjoy an extra-special, 100% dedicated Fashion Week of their own - one in June and another in January. Maybe it's true that we are built biologically differently, and therefore, need different cuts and silhouettes to put together figure-flattering outfits. But let's face it, we're selfish. And the togs trotting down these Milan Spring 2013 Men's Fashion Week runways are just too good to ignore. Thus, here are our favorite looks from the past week that we want to borrow from the boys. Hey, if swiping dudes' styles is good enough for Alexa Chung, better BUH-LIEVE it's good enough for us!
A look from the Moschino Milan Spring 2013 Men's Fashion Week show.
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What do you even SAY about this?? We're dying over this Moschino shirt and shorts combo. The tiled "FRESH" and vaguely Budweiser reminiscient label pattern is nothing like we've ever seen before - combining not only our love for mixed prints but ALSO the patriotic color palette is so up our Americana-loving alley. Who knew we'd be head over heels for supermarket chic?
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Being a style chameleon is pretty much a prerequisite for pop stardom (see also: Madonna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga). And although the aforementioned ladies might be the loudest of the bunch, all is takes is a look back through Nelly Furtado's eclectic fashion history to see that this Canadian singer deserves a spot right alongside these crazy-cool frontrunners, too. The musician first burst upon the music scene in the early '00s wearing boho skirts in her epic "I'm Like a Bird" video, but it wasn't long before she swapped maxis for sneakers and sporty t-shirts in "Turn Off The Light." In other words, this girl was a style shapeshifter from the very beginning. Nelly hasn't slowed down since- musically and otherwise- rocking crop tops and flared denim in "Maneater," a frilly minidress in "Say It Right," and tons of bling in "Do It" (not to mention, an equally amazing red carpet style). Hot on the heels of her newest vid, "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)" off her forthcoming album Spirit Indestructible, Nelly popped by MTV to fill us in on her old prom dress, her sewing family, and why she's STILL obsessed with neon. Watch the interview below!
Rihanna and Blake Lively both wore red suits. Who did it better?
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The head-to-toe red suit look is as rare as it is bold. Not for the faint of heart, the all-over scarlet steez is oft reserved for the likes of Kanye West à la his 2010 Video Music Awards performance outfit. HOWEVER, over the course of 24 hours, not one but TWO lovely ladies tried their hands at the tricky look. Rihanna wore a red suit last night while out and about in London and Blake Lively, too, appeared in one on Good Morning America. The outfits are rooted in similarities, but subtle details differentiate the looks. We want to know, though: who do you think wore it better?
Katy Perry in Vogue Italia.
Photo: Vogue Italia/Francesco Carrozzini
Now this is unexpected. But then, to presume that you know anything about what Katy Perry is capable of is foolish, as the record-shattering, boundary pushing singer has proven again and again. When Perry's spread from the July 2012 issue of Vogue Italia was released last night, however, we have to admit that we had to rub our eyes, look away, and squint a little to make sure we weren't seeing things. In the spread, Perry is styled has a kind of futuristic mod, with architectural lines and stark blacks and pale pinks against an austere mint green backdrop. With a sharp blonde, then pink, bob, which is reminiscent of the style we saw Lady Gaga sporting when she arrived in Brisbane recently, this is unlike the bubbly, pretty Katy Perry we've grown accustomed to-and we're into it. While Perry still looks absolutely gorge, the intergalactic look is undeniably shocking. The most gasp-inducing photo is by far the image above, which shows Perry, open-mouthed against a wall wearing a neck encasing, possibly leather collar dripping with jewels, and some of the most impressive eyeliner we have ever seen. A thick-lined cat eye, what we're used to seeing from Perry, made extreme by a second set of thick, flawless lines above and below the lids. There's even an extra set of lashes on the bottom, if you can believe it. We're totally going to figure out an appropriate occasion to rock her makeup look, you better believe it. Paired with the palest of pink lips (think semi-lifeless) and that white hot hairstyle, the look is about as far from bubblegum as you can get.