Look bad (but in a good way) in this throwback Michael Jackson "Stan Swag."
55 years ago today, Michael Jackson was born. The man has been and will continue to be a pop culture/music icon for decades, and on top of that, he had an inimitable personal style that always felt relevant and genuine in everything he did. In honor of what would have been the King of Pop's 55th birthday, we've rounded up a few of our favorite pieces of MJ Stan Swag. Because, honestly, who isn't a Stan for Michael?
Robert Pattinson gets undressed for Dior.
Well, well, well. Look who decided to loosen up his buttons. Was that so hard, R. Patz? After 3 months of pensive stares, roof-top sitting and fully-clothed bathing, Dior has officially let Robert Pattinson's sparkly vampire chest out of its constrictive (albeit well-constructed) shirt-cage. It's not everything we hoped and dreamed for, but darn it, it's something. And we'll take it.
Looks like we just might be one step closer to that full-length Angel Haze studio album, folks! The quick-lipped MC premiered a new single off her hotly anticipated Dirty Gold project yesterday. It's called "Echelon (It's My Way)" and as you can probably expect from the title, the record is just over three-and-a-half minutes of Haze spitting swagger and talking tall.
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Most notable to us, though, is that amidst name dropping a handful of cars and slipping in a nod to Kanye (Feed me berries out in Paris / While I'm counting my croissants), she reps hard for the fashion community in her rhymes, even incorporating Fashion Week into the hook.
Ariana Grande in Glitter & Glam.
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With a VMA pre-show performance under her belt and a debut album dropping on September 3rd, Ariana Grande is showing no signs of slowing down. The star is known for her ability to combine sporty and feminine looks and, of course, her half-up-half-down hairstyle. She looked like a red carpet version of herself on the VMA step-and-repeat in a Kenley Collins frock and white pumps. Considering her signature styles, the looks she's sporting in Glitter & Glam, a new beauty how-to guide, are a may-jah departure from how we're used to seeing her, but she also, obviously, looks great. We've got a total style chameleon on our hands, y'all.
Shailene Woodley in a denim jacket by 3×1, cropped knit by Carven and coco panties by What Katie Did.
Photo: Flaunt Magazine
High-waisted panties are not easy to pull off. They are especially daunting when paired with a cropped sweater and jean jacket – Not that you would ever guess that, based on how hard Shailene Woodley is rocking that exact combo in this month’s Flaunt. At 21, Woodley’s not yet a girl, not yet a woman. (#PraiseBritney) She’s still young enough to play the heroine in Divergent, a futuristic film based on a YA trilogy, BUT she’s old enough to be able to move past pregnant teenager roles. She’s also old enough to look very much like a woman, not a girl, in Flaunt’s beachy, breezy, 5-shot editorial spread. (Point of interest: This was obviously photographed before she lobbed all her hair off.)
One Direction is ready for Swine Fest by Gaga's standards.
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Fresh off her 2013 VMA performance, Lady Gaga is making up for lost time and already back on the touring circuit. This weekend, she hits the UK's iTunes Festival for a performance appearance she's lovingly dubbing "Swine Fest." As with all things Gaga touches, she's not doing this halfway and has taken to Twitter to dispatch a (growing) dress code for the occasion.
Mariah shows Saint Nick how to hit the high notes.
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Naughty rumor or nice surprise? Right around this time last year, we found out that Mariah Carey had been pegged to design TWO limited-edition celebrity nail color collections with polish giant, OPI. The first—which rolled out Liquid Sand, a new glitter-glinting textured finish—was released in January with promises of a second on the near-future horizon. Well, it looks like Christmas may come early this year, you guys. Word on the street is that since we've been SO well-behaved, the second Carey-branded collection MIGHT be a whole heap of Holiday-inspired polishes, just as we’d hoped for. (Cue the five-octave squeals!) Read More...
Rihanna and Adam Selman debuting their River Island collection.
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Sound the alarm: Rihanna's costume designer, Adam Selman, is set to make his Fashion Week debut with a women's ready-to-wear collection on September 5th. Ummm, that's next week! We are supes excited to see what he has in store, especially since he described the collection to WWD as both sexy and sporty. Where's the list to sign up for one of everything?
For a lady who's obsessed with menswear, Ciara certainly knows how to rock a super girly look like it ain't no thang. The singer pulled out ALL the glamorous stops for her September Paper magazine cover shoot—Old Hollywood waves, bright red lips and hot pink nails. (Also, um, PLEASE peep the contouring on those cheekbones. #dead) She sported an embellished Christian Siriano mesh top over a custom black fishnet Natalie Joos shirt with high-waisted pale pink Marc Jacobs shorts and leopard print Christian Louboutin heels. To add that high-fashion edge, Ciara did the infamous "couture hunch" in a floral print chair to really pull the entire look together.