Witnessing Lupita Nyong'o's stellar red carpet style has easily become one of the best aspects of the current awards season. She may have only been on the Hollywood scene for less than a year, but she already has a better fashion resume than most veteran A-listers. Perhaps MOST impressive is her ability to look stunning in literally any color. And I do mean literally. (See above.) BTW, Lupita: Crayola called. They actually DON'T want their colors back, because they look a zillion times better on you than in some musty cardboard box.
Since Lupita is so freakin' unpredictable when it comes to her sartorial shades, we are THAT much more excited to see what she's going to wear to the Academy Awards on Sunday.
Holland Roden for Byrdie.
Guess what. We just found another reason why winter needs to end ASAP (as if the arctic temperatures and slush puddles weren't reason enough). In a new photo shoot for Byrdie, Teen Wolf's Holland Roden slays some of spring's biggest makeup looks, and it's just the best. Seriously, if these photos are any indication of how my face is going to look come April, I'm welcoming spring forward with open arms. It looks like this season is going to be all about bright lips and colorful nails (and sunscreen, if you want a complexion as flawless as Holland's). Miss Roden tries out a number of different looks for the shoot, each one arguably cuter than the next. She kicks things off with matching fuchsia lips and nails, both of which stand out against her denim jacket and Bambi eyes.
How bout them apples? By apples we mean sneakers.
Photo: Nike Blog
EXCUSE ME. HOT FIRE COMING THROUGH.
See those cute babes up there? Those foxy li'l shoesies? Artist Yuko Kanatani collaborated with Nike to create a Roshe Run unlike anything else in their collection. For real though—according to Nike Blog, the artist hand-stitched beads, ribbons, and CANDY WRAPPERS on fabric to create a unique design. The result was photographed, combined with hand drawings and then printed on purple textile. YES. Would wear the F out of these.
You're a smart person, so you already know of and perhaps adore the Nike Roshe Run. They're supes cool, obscenely comfortable and available in colorways aplenty. This Midnight Craftwork edition is a bonus dose of goodness on top of an already bountiful supply; an on-the-house cookie at your favorite cafe when you were already excited about the coffee. Or whatever metaphor you prefer.
If you haven't been following along with VH1's four-part roll out of Steve Stoute's The Tanning of America documentary, that's OK. The whole thing is streaming online now, so you can catch up. If you're not familiar with the premise of the doc or with Stoute's 2011 book of the same name, the mini-series aims to show hip-hop's evolution from infancy to its current mammoth cultural footprint, illuminating watershed moments in film, business, politics, and (our favorite) fashion along the way with commentary from prominent minds and voices like Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Diddy, Nas, and Mariah Carey.
The episodes span from the introduction of racial issues and themes on American television in the '70s (by way of shows like All in the Family and The Jeffersons) all the way to present day. The first episode boasts priceless footage of a young Rubin (sans beard!) fresh off of founding Def Jam Records with Russell Simmons as well as throwback clips of Run DMC in the studio, recording their version of "Walk This Way."
The tracksuit and dookie-chain-wearing trio from Queens is also responsible for the very first hip-hop fashion collaboration: Adidas' $1.5 million endorsement deal of Run DMC, thanks in large part to the group's influence in reviving the three-stripe Adidas shell toes.
Harry's heart is officially within reach.
Photo: Splash News
Sorry, world (and Maeve, especially). You put up a good fight, but I just figured out how to make Harry Styles my husband. No, it doesn't have anything to do with One Direction's new perfume, or repairing Harry's holey/holy black jeans, headgear, and fashion shows, or taking down his lyrically outspoken famous ex. *WINK*
I've come to the conclusion that Harry Styles, both figuratively AND literally, wears his precious little heart on his bulging bicep sleeve. And I'm going to take full advantage of my recently acquired knowledge by appealing to his love of symbolic body art. Yep, that's right. I'm going to get a tattoo of my cardiac muscle on my left arm, just like the one Hazza casually debuted on a recent outing, so that there'll be no question in his mind that we are TOTALLY made for each other. Two hearts, beating as one. #notpsychoatall
Did Rihanna just get a haircut between Paris Fashion Week shows?
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If you thought fashion month was winding down just because we're on our last leg—Paris Fashion Week—think again! It seems Balenciaga's unexpected guest (#KanyeAlert) isn't the only surprise popping off in Paris: I'm preeetty sure Rihanna just got a haircut BETWEEN SHOWS. *rubs eyes, does triple take, gets whiplash, rubs neck also*
Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams, Halle Berry, Bjork, and Anne Hathaway wore memorable Oscars dresses.
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You guys, the 86th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday. Like, in three days. Do you have your viewing gowns picked out? Have you picked up cheeses for your appetizer spread? Phew. Us, too. In order to mentally prepare ourselves for all the red carpet looks we'll be treated to on Sunday (also, #tbt), we're taking a look at past Oscars' looks—from Angelina Jolie's right leg-baring Versace Atelier gown to Anne Hathaway's nipple-parody-inducing Prada dress, and everything that came before them.
If you even remotely like Mariah Carey, clothes, or IDK Planet Earth, there is a jacket that just came in stock at Nasty Gal that you NEED to know about. The brainchild of notoriously irreverent brand Unif, our new favorite statement piece first came to our attention about a month ago, courtesy of a sneak-peek Instagram, and we've been feverishly refreshing the e-tailer's homepage ever since.
Travi$ Scott for Mr Porter.
Photo: Mr Porter/Beau Grealy
"I just hate stuff that's not fresh," Travi$ Scott tells Mr Porter, the menswear e-tailer who's snapped a slew of sexy men (including Miguel, Jared Leto, and A$AP Rocky) in the FRESHEST of designer duds. "Fresh is about maintaining an ill aesthetic at all times." True to his word, Scott kicked back at the shoot looking nothing less than that, wearing only black suede Balmain biker trousers and a few gold chains.
But as the first of Porter's pictures prove, the 21-year-old Kanye West protege had no problem transforming from shirtless and tat-strapped to a casually dapper rapper, dressed in a crisp, white Christophe Lemaire button-up, black sweatpants by Neil Barrett, and slip-on sneakers by Maison Martin Margiela. (We assume that the diamond-lined grill is his own, and are not-so-secretly stoked that there's no mention of Porter's interviewer getting to swap spit like we did last year at the VMAs. *brushes shoulders off*)