Kanye West at the Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week Menswear A/W 2009 show.
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You may remember that back in 2009, Kanye West uploaded a self-deprecating video of himself to his blog (R.I.P. KanyeUniverseCity) decreeing his new name: "Martin Louis The King, Jr." It was an attempt to make light of the fact that he and his (then) newest sneaker collaboration boasted the same name - the Louis Vuitton Don. And to comment on the waves he made sitting front row at Paris Fashion Week January that same year wearing the head-turning, cherry red kicks. Welp, now, more than THREE YEARS after that video and Kanye's ceremonious self-renaming, Jeremy Watt has developed the Kanye Nickname Generator which doles out über-fashionable monickers much like Yeezy's for all who dare to take part. Also, it desecrates any and all chances for productivity in your day. Don't say we didn't warn you.
If y'all don't know who boy band Big Bang is, you either A.) aren't on the internet NEARLY enough or B.) haven't discovered the amazingess that is K-pop. I mean, honestly, it's kind of impossible to avoid the K-pop invasion at this point—2NE1 is about to take over the U.S. with their first world tour and Big Bang has slowly won over our hearts with their affinity for Minx Nails (awww!) and killer fashion sense. The boys, G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, are notorious for their edgy style and flair for all-things fashion-y and fun, so when it comes to imitating them via nail art, it's not much different. First up, we loved this unbelievable set inspired by their Alive Monster Edition CD cover art and current world tour of the same name. Even the triangle logo is dead on. ME-OOOOWWWW.
Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Georgia May Jagger will all walk at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Supermodels at the Olympics? What will they think of next? What was at first just a rumor has now been confirmed: an all star cast of British models will be taking to a specially designed catwalk as a part of the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony, which is titled "A Symphony of British Music." The blowout celebration, which will also include performances from Adele, Queen, One Direction and George Michael, will showcase designers Vivienne Westwood and Alexandre McQueen. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Georgia May Jagger will be joined on the runway by Stella Tennant, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Lily Cole. Everyone appearing at the event is reportedly doing it purely for love of country--spokespeople for the Olympics say that the fee for each performer is a single pound, or, in US dollars, approximately $1.55.
House of Holland for Boots.
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Between starring in Rihanna's new reality show Styled to Rock, chilling on rooftops and making sunnies with Iggy Azalea, and working on his own House of Holland fashion label, Henry Holland is one busy dude. But this London-based designer is adding yet another project to his already-stuffed schedule with a new beauty collection for Boots. In case you haven't had the chance to check out the U.K. pharmacy chain for yourself, Boots is basically a SUPER DRUGSTORE- it has your everyday basics like medicines and vitamins, but the chain also comes stocked with a supply of beauty products so totally awesome, it's almost worth the trip to England alone.
Iconic Lady Gaga outfits are reimagined for "Going Gaga!" comic book.
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San Diego's International Comic-Con may be over for the year, but our cup runeth over with findings from the animated weekend. Between the amazing cosplayers and K.Stew off-duty outfits, we've unearthed (by way of Mother Monster's Twitter account) this seriously awesome Lady Gaga comic book which we vehemently refuse to shut up about! Michael Troy and his Going Gaga! are not the first to render Miss Germanotta in ink (see: Fame: Lady Gaga parts 1 AND 2), but it does a FANTASTIC job of reimagining some of our favorite music video and performance outfits from Gaga's sartorial colorful career thus far. *INSTA-smile attack*
Miley does her best duck lips with her new blond hair, skates down an LA street like a pro.
Photo: Miley Cyrus' Twitter/Splash News
It's been a pretty serious couple of months for Miley Cyrus, between her engagement to boyfriend Liam Hemsworth and subsequent talk about a baby in the not too distant future, the 19 year old singer-slash-actress has been growing up fast, to say the least. Sartorially, however, Miley's been right on track, rocking short shorts, graphic rompers and even some fresh ink. According to her Twitter, Miley's been on a bit of a skateboarding jag as of late, mentioning Vans (saying they're "So dope. So Classic."), Chanel decks (uh, wut?!), and debuting a new beach babe blond hairstyle. Is Miley just getting deeper into the California lifestyle, or are we going to be adding another hyphen followed by 'skater' to this renaissance woman's pedigree?
Breaking: Rihanna will be designing an exclusive collection for British clothing brand River Island, according to her website. SQUEEE. Rihanna said, "I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special." Ohmuhgawd our minds are about to explode. We don't know too much about collab JUST yet, but we do know that her capsule collection will launch in 2013. Time to start saving up!
Grimes (left) and Alexis Krauss perform at Pitchfork Festival on Saturday.
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Claire Boucher, AKA electro witch-pop musician Grimes, doesn't seem to have too much in common with Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss. These two killer performers might have drastically different music styles, but they were on the same page fashion-wise, at least, at Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend in Chicago, where they both rocked out in the ultimate easygoing rockstar uniform of shorts, sneakers, and ripped tights.
Born This Way Foundation sells Bravery Bracelets at Office Depot.
Photo: Courtesy of Office Depot
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation is taking a page from Lance Armstrong's Livestrong book and rolling out a collection of silicone gel Bravery bracelets among a host of other Born This Way back-to-school products distributed and sold as a partnership with Office Depot.
Miley Cyrus debuts her new tattoo.
Photo: Splash News
• Miley Cyrus flaunted way more than her engagement ring this week after a yoga class in West Hollywood. The singer and actress showed off her brand-new ink, which depicts a quote from former president Theodore Roosevelt inside her left arm. Oh, and did we mention it's her FIFTEENTH tattoo?!
• Justin Bieber wasn't even alive when the cult 1985 flick The Goonies first hit theaters, but the singer paid a fashion homage to the movie in baggy harem pants, a popped denim collar, and head bandana during a trip to Japan. Is he channeling his inner Josh Brolin? Your guess is as good as ours...
• True story: Demi Lovato loves Topshop. Don't believe us? We've got major sartorial proof straight from her X-Factor tour, where she rocks the U.K. retailer head to toe.
• Would you pay $90,000 for a t-shirt? We didn't think so. But if anyone has a couple of thousands of extra dollars lying around, go ahead and splurge on a seriously limited-edition Air Yeezy 2 top.
• He's ridiculously good looking, so it was only a matter of time before Swedish DJ Avicii scored his very first modeling gig. Check out his brand-new RL Denim & Supply campaign here!
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