Taylor Swift at the CMA Festival press conference and onstage.
Her daring CMT Awards performance looks miiiight still be fresh in our memories, but our girl Taylor Swift showed her softer side yesterday at the CMA Music Festival, dressed in not just one but TWO girly ensembles. Prior to performing, the singer spoke at the event's press conference decked out in a sleeveless floral dress by Dolce and Gabbana. Adorned with white lace details and flower patterns, the frock is quintessential Taylor: sweet, classy, and totally chic. She kept things simple on the beauty front as well, with shiny hair and rosy cheeks. Definitely a stark contrast from her nude Elie Saab number from earlier this week, right?!
Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill performing in Hollywood in 1993.
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Even though we weren't technically old enough to appreciate Kathleen Hanna when she fronted riot grrrl punk rock group Bikini Kill in the '90s, we sure as HECK were able to get down with her electroclash band Le Tigre when we were well into our rebellious stage. (See: high school.) Kathleen was (and still is!) a hero to all us girls who felt like we didn't fit in and empowered us to be the strong ladies we are today, so when we heard that Bikini Kill teamed up with VFiles for an exclusive capsule collection, we pretty much flipped out. The four-piece line features a remake of Kathleen's iconic "Kill Me" T-shirt dress ($75), which she wore onstage in 1993. She said, "The point of the 'Kill Me' dress is to raise questions about violence against women and, specifically, what constitutes a woman 'asking for it?' If she gets drunk at a party? Calls a guy a jerk? Wears a dress that says 'KILL ME' on it? It also states the obvious, whether you wear a dress that says 'KILL ME' on it or not, as a woman you always have a bullseye on your chest."
Rihanna wears a 'Na$ty' sweatshirt while out in Belgium.
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It's a good thing that you can never have too many basic grey crewnecks in your closet because Rihanna just convinced us that we need to add YET ANOTHER one to our already overflowing collection. Sigh. But unlike some of RiRi's other outfits, this is a key piece we can actually afford! The pop star was spotted out in Belgium earlier this week (shortly after having dinner with Azzedine Alaia ...what?!) wearing a heather gray sweatshirt emblazoned with the word "Na$ty" across the chest. The top was the perfect cool, casual complement to her black miniskirt and strappy two-toned flats, and it's great news for the rest of us, because we've just tracked down where you can nab it for yourself.
Orly's Shade Shifter polish, mid-color change.
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Mood rings might be stashed away with your Lisa Frank trapper keepers from middle school, but now there's a new color-changing product on the market....and this time, nobody has to know when you're feeling angsty. Arriving along with the heat of summer, Orly's rolled out a brand-new nail polish coat that morphs hues as your body temps fluctuate. The beauty company's new Shade Shifter coats might go on dark, but they react with the Orly Gel FX lacquers to become translucent as you get hotter. In other words, your base color becomes revealed when you step outside or move away from the A.C., slowly transitioning from dark to clear (even becoming two-toned and tie dye along the way!). Genius, right?! And, like all gel polishes, they last FOREVER— so you'll have plenty of time to experiment all summer long. Is this the manicure of the future? See how it works in the video below, and let us know if you're willing to give this trend a high five.
Greta Gerwig at the 2013 CFDA Awards.
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Greta Gerwig's onscreen alter-ego in the new indie movie Frances Ha might be a little bit bumbling and slightly (OK, really) awkward, but that doesn't make her struggling Brooklyn dancer protagonist any less lovable. In fact, it's these imperfections, along with her off-kilter clothing collection, that keep Frances true to life and SO freaking lovable. Her character's uniform consists mainly of thrifted ill-fitting bomber jackets and leggings over sundresses, but in real life, Greta Gerwig's wardrobe is far from schleppy. The actress, writer, and director has earned rising style star status over the past couple of years, fronting Band of Outsiders' ad campaign, going punk for the Met Gala, and just this week, was a total breath of fresh air dressed in a white pantsuit at the CFDA Awards. Before she takes off to promote Frances Ha overseas, Greta called to chat about the story behind the movie's costumes and her trick to staying sane on the red carpet.
LeBron James and his stylist Rachel Johnson.
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LeBron James is one of the biggest names in sports. Today, tomorrow, and for the better part of the forseeable future. Tonight, King James and his Miami Heat teammates take on the San Antonio Spurs for Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals. As you may or may not know, LeBron was equally as lauded for his presence off the court during last year's Finals, thanks to a little healthy fashion competition between the Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that kind of precedent, there's no telling what this season's match-up has in store on the style front, but we hit up LeBron's long-time trusted stylist Rachel Johnson to try and extract those answers before game time anyway.
Rachel, along with Dwyane Wade's stylist Calyann Barnett, is one of the pioneers of the whole sports styling scene. She's seen it grow from scrounging up custom-tailored designer duds from the few labels that would do it to anchoring an agency of stylists (Thomas Faison) and outfitting the hottest player in the game. We caught up with her to chat about dressing LJ and since we're nearing the end of basketball season, where in the world of sports we might be able to get our fashion fix next. Check it out!
One Direction's fragrance, Our Moment.
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Is it just us, or have the boys of One Direction been killing it in the beauty department as of late? I mean, just last month, Zayn Malik was caught sporting nail art, the band announced their first collection of nail polish, and today, the boys revealed their debut perfume! AHHHHH. The fragrance, called "Our Moment," has been in development for nearly a year (!!!) comes in a pale pink bottle complete with a bedazzled crown and a touch of tulle. The box features Niall, Zayn, Louis, Liam, and Harry's gorge lil' faces alongside a floral design to reflect the feminine scent.
Miley stans turn it up.
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We've said it before, and we'll say it again: this is THE week of Miley Cyrus. Although it might not be an "official" holiday (meaning, we still have to go to school and work, womp womp), that's OK because at least we've got Miley's epic new single to keep us entertained until the weekend! The singer dropped "We Can't Stop" on Monday, marking one of the early tiptoes into her long-awaited jump back into music. And we definitely don't have to tell you just how far she's come since her last release (um...hi, remember Can't Be Tamed?). It's only been three years since her previous record, but with her new haircut, revamped image, and envelope-pushing personal style, it might as well be lightyears. Hannah Montana is officially in the past, y'all...THIS is the Miley of the future. We love her, and because we love you, too, we've rounded up the very best Smiler swag to celebrate!
LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's.
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Dang, Lauren Conrad is KILLING it lately. Just yesterday, she launched her first ever bedding collection for Kohl's, and today, she released the rest of her LC Lauren Conrad summer line—not to mention, while simultaneously prepping for her Infamous book tour which hits shelves next week. Last month, LC released some sneak peek images from her warm-weather Kohl's collection (see: lots of lace and feminine frocks), but now, we have even MORE reasons to be excited for the summery days ahead. (Psst, all the looks you're about to see will be available to purchase on Kohls.com later this month!) We're OB. SESSED. with her graphic black and white maxi dress because it's equally as edgy as it is flattering. She also shows off a classically-cool black ditsy floral frock with a 'dorbs headband braid and teal nails.
Selena Gomez in the "Getaway" movie trailer.
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What happens with you combine Drive and Saw? I don't know for sure, but I bet it looks something like this new Ethan Hawke / Selena Gomez film, Getaway. Warner Bros. Pictures just released the movie's trailer, and in it, Ethan Hawke plays a guy who appears to have been taken hostage by an unseen voice broadcasting within his fancy schmancy Shelby Mustang. There's a lot of speeding, swerving, and panicked steering wheeling gripping and then halfway through, Selena appears, clad in a baseball cap, hoodie, and suuuuper dark, stick-straight hair.