A still from Ellie Goulding's 'Goodness Gracious' video.
Ellie Goulding's video for "Goodness Gracious" was just released, and it is a Day-Glo DREAM. In a behind-the-scenes peek, Ellie explained that because the song's lyrics are dark, she wanted the images to be "bright and bold," so obviously, it was shot in L.A., capital of all of the above. The vid is both of those things, big time, and Ellie's glittery and glowing looks command attention, which is exactly why we've broken down each outfit for a look by look. Forget the freezing temperatures outside for a sec, and check out her cheery wardrobe below!
A still from Ellie Goulding's 'Goodness Gracious' video.
Ellie's first look is a sequined plaid jacket, which she pairs with a silk bustier. Her hair is perfect, but not ~perfectly coiffed~. No, I'm talking the most desirable bed-head in the history of the world. Her hair remains practically the same throughout the video, which is great, because I can't stop looking at it.
A$AP Rocky for Teen Vogue.
Photo: Teen Vogue
WHEW! You can let out a sigh of relief now, A$AP killas. We found A$AP Rocky! After laying relatively low since the November release of his somber "Phoenix" video, the Harlem MC has reemerged (like a phoenix?) in the pages of Teen Vogue's February issue. Alongside model Kyra Green, who's sporting new Die Antwoord-esque baby bangs, Rocky models paneled skinny jeans with bow ties and bomber jackets, and an updated hairstyle of his own.
Rihanna and her gold tooth.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
Rihanna got herself a new accessory for 2014: a gold tooth! She debuted it on Instagram, with a caption that called attention to her makeup, but we all know she was showing off that glittering canine. (I guess it does match her golden eye shadow!) Rih has now joined the gold tooth club, which also boasts high-profile members Ke$ha and Lana Del Rey. Unlike K-money and Lana, Rih opted not to cover her entire tooth, placing the cap closer to the center of her bite. Oooh, looks like the club already has a rebel! #reblfleur How often does the gang meet? Do they discuss where to buy gold caps or, like, any accessories? If I buy one, will I get my membership card immediately? Because if so, I have to run to the store NOW.
Last night's The Carrie Diaries featured a lot of Carrie and Sebastian and a lot of partying (two things that guarantee an interesting episode). As usual, we got the behind-the-scenes deets on Carrie's wardrobe from the show's costume designer, Eric Daman. Check out what he had to say about one of Carrie's many coats and her party outfit!
AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw on 'The Carrie Diaries.'
Photo: The CW
Now that Sebastian lives in L.A., his relationship with Carrie is challenging, simply because they can't manage to get in contact with one another. I will thank my lucky stars every day for cell phones (not that I don't already, TBH). One of Carrie's many attempts to reach him via pay phone comes at the beginning of the episode. Eric told us, "For the scene when Carrie is on a pay phone on the street, I knew it was all about the coat! I had to find something that really grabbed the viewers' attention and was super cute! My sixth sense (kinda like my Spidey style sense), told me this coat from Kate Spade would be the one...except it was too big! But lucky me, my team tailor, Anastasya, is a fashion miracle worker and reworked the oversized overcoat into a sweet petite fashion treat. It was a scene-stealer and the neon pink (so '80s!) trimmings really framed AnnaSophia Robb's face for the closeup shot!"
CARRIE BRADSHAW (ANNASOPHIA ROBB)
+ Coat: Kate Spade
+ Earrings: Kate Spade
+ Skirt: Alice + Olivia
+ Tights: Leg Avenue
+ Top: H&M
+ Shoes: Jessica Simpson
+ Cuff: Kara Ross
+ Purse: Paula Cademartori
Ariana Grande on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Teen Vogue
• This week we ushered in a new year (whatup 2014!) and came up with Four New Year's Eve outfits based around things you already had in your closet. You may wanna keep this post bookmarked because—SHH—these outfits work on non-NYE nights too!
• Ariana Grande posed with the world's worst chameleon for her Teen Vogue cover shoot. Ariana looked ready for Valentine's Day in pink, but that chameleon did not.
• Miley Cyrus welcomed the new year in a sequined outfit and fur coat by The Blonds. The designing duo is working on some of Miley's Bangerz Tour outfits, too, so we're now expecting a lotta sequins.
• We broke down Lady Gaga's 2013 style by the numbers, which included three high-tech dresses, 10 pantsless outfits, 25 wigs, and so much more.
• Finally, we discovered that One Direction released their own line of prescription glasses. Since there weren't any campaign images and we're not exactly within the six to 11-year-old demo, this news only angered us.
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Nicki Minaj as a blonde in "The Other Woman" trailer.
Photo: 20th Century Fox
It's a cycle we're all familiar with by now: Nominations for big awards shows come out in early December, you see movies you'd never heard of before listed for major accolades, you use your holiday break to catch up on these critically acclaimed films, and in the process, you see a trailer for a movie starring Nicki Minaj. OK, so that last part is only true of this year (and Nicki's more of a supporting character to Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton
's boobs in The Other Woman), but the rest of that is an inevitable annual truth.
I'd heard mumblings of Nicki's breakout film role all spring during filming and saw that the trailer dropped last month, but it wasn't until I was FACE TO FACE with the preview in theaters that it all sank in (all it takes is one cat GIF to break me #factsonly). A sampling of my initial reactions: OMG! Kate Upton! Acting! Sort of!; Am I willing to watch another movie just for Leslie Mann if Paul Rudd is not also in it?; and the one question that has stuck with me since prying myself from those dingy, butt-worn theater seats, "Am I crazy or did I just see Nicki Minaj with two different hairstyles and colors for a two-minute trailer?"
Don't go hungry at home.
Photo: Shop Jeen/One And The Same NYC/1991 Inc./Forever 21/Hello Cellophane
If you live on the East Coast or in the Midwest, chances are today was a snow day, because the white powder decided to pour down on us all night. (If you live on the West Coast, #BYE.) For those of us who are at home and didn't stock up on provisions and are not really down to go out in -5 degree weather, our food options are limited to the things we have left over in cabinets, like cereal and soup. For this installation of Food Friday, we figured we'd pay homage to the foods that are keeping our hunger at bay until we decide to go out or get delivery. Check 'em out below—they may even help you remember a nonperishable you forgot you bought precisely for situations like this!
Rihanna on the set of her Balmain campaign.
Photo: Balmain's YouTube Page
Late last year (that joke never gets old, right?), Rihanna nonchalantly dropped what looked to be her ENTIRE Balmain campaign on Instagram. A campaign that has BadGalRiRi wearing houndstooth suits in abandoned steam rooms is a surefire win in our books, but we might even love the behind-the-scenes look even more. Candid Rihanna! Getting her hair and makeup done! Pacing around the set in a head-to-toe j'outfit! It's the best. Balmain has established a permanent place in our BTS-loving hearts by releasing not one, but THREE videos of Rihanna's campaign!
Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles wearing non-One Direction glasses.
Photo: Getty Images/@niallhoran Instagram/Simco Limited
One Direction sells a lot of stuff that I buy because I am
a chump a loyal fan. In 2013, their cute faces were printed on perfume boxes, school supplies, and lipstick tubes (all of which I own). Now, though, things are getting a little out of hand. Vision Express, a British eyewear retailer, has teamed up with the band for a line of girls' glasses. They cost a cool $215.
Gwen Stefani's OPI nail polish set.
A new year means a new class of music x brand collaborations and up first is Gwen Stefani’s long-awaited nail polish line for OPI. We first reported on the perfectly matched collaboration last October (Stefani has always been a nail art pro and a pioneer at the intersection of music and fashion) and, last November, posted the leggy and very platinum promo pics for the line’s signature shade, “Over & Over.” Now you can grab the collection at ULTA—with the exception of “Over & Over” (no word yet on when that shade will be available for sale).