Lupita Nyong'o on the cover of 'People.'
Photo: People Magazine
I have a prediction that at some point in the future, history books shall recognize 2014 as The Year of Lupita. It may only be April, but Lupita Nyong'o has already won an Oscar, become the new face of Lancome, and stolen the heart of every single human on the planet. Not too shabby for just four months. ALSO, as of today, the actress has one more accomplishment to add to her 2014 résumé: being named the World's Most Beautiful by People magazine. It's a seriously impressive feat for someone who has been famous for less than 365 days, but c'mon, is anyone really surprised? Lupita's beauty and grace shine so brightly that any other choice would have felt like highway robbery.
Sweating is kind of a bummer. Unfortunately I do it all the time. Like when a stranger approaches me on the street to ask a simple question, or when I watch celebrities give awkward and embarrassing speeches at award shows. Or how about last week, when I sweat profusely through my wedding dress fitting, endlessly apologizing to the seamstress, while facing the hard reality of how much I will inevitably sweat during the wedding itself. Pretty cool life moment for me, but hey, it could have been worse. I could have been sweating AND smelled bad. Luckily, in fifth grade, I learned the importance of deodorant, so as much as I sweat, I usually never smell. Usually.
"No pants, no problem" - The White House (probably)
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Ariana Grande is no stranger to evocative fashion, but her personal style has taken on a VERY sultry edge as of late. The pop star has traded in her side ponytails and A-line skirts for go-go boots and big hair. On Monday (April 21), she performed at the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll in an oversized purple sweater and white knee-high boots that would make Nancy Sinatra very proud. In fact, Grande's whole steez as of late is giving us major flash backs to the woman whose boots were made for walking.
Over the past week we've brought you a bunch of different prom dresses for every price point. Whether you're in the market for something under $150, over $350, or anywhere in between, we've got ya covered. Today, though, we're switching focus to something a bit more exotic, as far as prom wear goes—we're talking jumpsuits and rompers. Since the all-in-one pieces are having ~such a moment~ right now, there are a ton out there. We scoured a few of our fave sites and narrowed down the options into pieces you may actually want to wear in lieu of a dress. Peep them in all their glory below!
Photo: ASOS/Urban Outfitters
If you decide to wear a jumpsuit to prom, chances are you're pretty sartorially courageous. These full-length and solid-color jumpsuits combine the length and elegance of a traditional prom dress, but let you crawl into the back of a limo, no problem. The first option gives you a sparkly top and basic bottom—it looks more like a tucked-in shirt and pants than a one-piece ($103). The second option is black and features flared legs, which gives it a skirt effect ($79). In case you're worried you'll feel all buttoned-up next to your dress-wearing counterparts, fear not—the back on this bad boy is totally open. The third option is strapless and taupe ($122). You'll be able to accessorize with anything because it's so simple. The final option has a full front and back, but it's completely sheer thanks to its lace inserts ($122).
In the teaser for Katy Perry's "Birthday" video, the singer transforms into five different birthday party entertainers. Oh, one caveat—they're the world's worst party people. Katy is so transformed by her makeup and (surprisingly?) good at accents that when the video began I didn't ~get~ that it was Katy in disguise. In retrospect, I'm embarrassed. At the time, though, I was embarrassed for the aging showgirl.
GIF: Capitol Records/Jenny Shafei
The dancer's name, of course, is Goldie. This isn't your run-of-the-mill slap on a wig, and glasses transformation (we're looking at you, Drake)—Katy has on elaborate makeup and prostheses to make not only her face, but neck look wrinkly. She's got some bright blue eye shadow, a bold red lip, and it looks like a brush hasn't touched her hair in years. It's quite a different look from the wistful old lady she played in "The One That Got Away" (more on that later).
GIF: Capitol Records/Jenny Shafei
Then there's Yosef Shulem, an MC, who is willing to tell jokes at funerals. For Yosef, Katy has on layers of makeup to make her neck and chin look chunkier, a curly wig and matching strong brows, and, my personal favorite, chest and finger hair. No detail was skipped, you guys!
Yaaas, you didn't think we'd forgotten about Coachella, did you? Nooo, of course we didn't! We recruited our old pal Jarvis Derrell of #shehashadit to comment on some of the looks from the festival because, as we know, #everybodyaintable. Peep below to see what you may have missed in Indio.
A 2014 Coachella attendee.
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Yaaaassssss Bro Kween Yaaaassss, save a horse ride a T-Rex! Nothing says I'm here to party, like a sensible paleontologic statement piece! #yolo #extrapointsforthebandana #sunsoutgunsout #thatbagmadeitthroughsecurity #grateful #rockoutbeforeyoureknockedout
Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX performing on 'Good Morning America.'
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Yesterday, when we checked in with with Iggy Azalea, the rapper was Instagramming her Scarface-themed tour wardrobe. Today on Good Morning America, where she performed her collaborative hit “Fancy” with Charli XCX, she returned to the song’s Clueless roots. Though she, Charli, and their dancers ditched their renditions of Cher’s iconic yellow plaid outfit, they kept the high school vibe and their killer coordination on-point with white and black outfits.
Jack Johnson + flip flops + Earth Day = well, right
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This is not a drill. Today is Earth Day, and Jack Johnson has just released a collection of eco-conscious flip-flops. I repeat, this is not a drill. If the idea of Jack Johnson putting out a line of laid-back sandals has you singing, "JJ Casuals, shoes that look like feet," to yourself, YOU'RE NOT ALONE. The moment this little announcement landed in my inbox, visions of Andy Samberg clad in a hemp necklace and oversized plastic Hobbit feet flooded my mind's eye. Immediately after that, I actually opened the press release.
Nicki Minaj at 'The Other Woman' premiere.
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OK. We are officially obsessed with Nicki Minaj's newly subtle and sophisticated style. Remember how perfectly beautiful she looked at the MTV Movie Awards this year? (I, personally, haven't been able to forget.) She decided to take a similar route at the premiere for her new movie The Other Woman last night, and we got deja vu in ALL the right ways. Her cream-colored, knitted Alexander McQueen dress was just as discreetly striking and conservative as the black McQueen from a couple weeks ago. Maybe even MORE SO, what with its unique texture and neckline and all.
Rihanna for 'Vogue Brazil.'
Photo: Vogue Brazil
The last time we saw shirtless Rihanna, she used her hair to cover essential parts. In a new photo from her Vogue Brazil spread, though, Rihanna has no hair to spare. She's sporting her short 'do from this winter and what she lacks in shirts, she makes up for in gold. Most people don't stoop over an outdoor sink wearing wrists full of gold bangles and a gold choker, but Rihanna isn't most people, obviously.