Rihanna goes casual for dinner in a Frank 151 t-shirt.
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Rihanna's newest collection from her collab with River Island was just released, and it features a number of very glam, yet sporty pieces, like baseball jerseys, letterman jackets, and mesh dresses. With sports on da mind, it only makes sense that Rih hit NYC last night in a shirt that features the likes of Pat Riley, Vince Lombardi, and George Steinbrenner. The shirt, which Rihanna wore to dine with pal Katy Perry, is by Frank 151 X Hall of Fame Chapter 51, comes in black and white, and is, reasonably, $32. The men on the shirt are described on the Frank 151 site as "reek[ing] of polished gold." Yeah, I'm pretty sure Rihanna also knows a thing or two about polished gold.
It's Rihanna for River Island take 3, y'all! The British brand released a behind-the-scenes video of the shoots for Rihanna's latest campaign which, as the singer describes it, "has a New York street vibe." The first part of the Fall collection isn't landing for another month, but the videos and images that have been released make it clear that Rihanna wants us all in camo-print and leather this fall—sometimes even together. Yep, there's a leather camouflage bustier and matching shorts. We see some shiny drawstring leather pants in both maroon and black—in the shoot Rih pairs the latter with a yellow baseball jersey 'cause she's into #sportz.
Brooklyn (also, WORLD), get ready! Kanye West is performing at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, helping break in Barclays Center for its very first major awards show. Yeezy joins KAWS and Lady Gaga for the history-making 30th VMAs to perform "Black Skinhead," making history of his own by officially tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances—come Sunday, August 25, Yeezus and Madge will be neck-and-neck with seven total. In honor of Ye's momentous return to the VMA stage and long history with the show, we took a look back at his previous performance outfits.
2004: CANDY PINK COLLEGE DROPOUT
Kanye West performs at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Kanye today is larger than life, but even Kanye circa 2004 had a big VMA debut, performing a medley of chart-toppers from College Dropout—"Jesus Walks," "All Falls Down," and "Through The Wire"— with legendary Chaka Khan. The MC reworked his signature look at the time, a pink polo with the collar popped, for the occasion, opting instead for a striped Pepto Bismol pink button-up, pink satin tie, a black velveteen suit, and a big ol' smile.
Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch), Stacy Peralta (John Robinson) and Rony Alva (Victor Rasuk) in 'Lords of Dogtown.'
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In case you haven't noticed, it's summer outside. Specifically, that so-hot-my-face-is-melting scenario when you're dreaming about running sans swimsuit through an arctic tundra. We've been searching for relief in various ways (ice cubes down tube socks, hand-held fan misters propped up on desks) but can't think of anything better than a box full of popsicles and the ultimate summer movie—Lords of Dogtown. If there's any film that epitomizes "locals only" LA living—from breezy interludes and super cute surfer dudes to seriously gnarly skate style—it's this one. Did we mention it's directed by Catherine Hardwicke (she of Twilight part uno) and stars Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger? And it's based on the true story of the birth of skateboarding? Nikki Reed dances in moccasins all over it, too. But besides all of that goodness, it's a seriously fantastic film with the sweetest of SoCal style.
The crew hangs out at the Zephyr Skate Shop in 'Lords of Dogtown.'
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Lords of Dogtown arose out of the documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys, which was directed by former pro-surfer and skateboarder Stacy Peralta. Not only did Peralta write the semi-autobiographical Lords, he put himself in it—albeit the younger version of himself played by John Robinson. The film follows three very different surfers, Peralta and his sometime-pals Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch) and Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk). All from different backgrounds, they skate and surf the aforementioned "Locals Only" area of the Santa Monica Pier during the early 1970s. (And when they say locals, they mean it, lest you get your noggin' bashed in.) Amidst their lazy days spent carousing amongst the palm trees looking ridiculously cute in striped tees, slouchy jeans, and faded Vans, the trio hang out at the Zephyr Skate Shop, which is owned by surf/skate board designer Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger).
Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, and Charlie Wilson at the 2013 BET Awards.
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Watch out One Direction. There just might be another band of boys after your Kings of Coordination™ crown (OK, in our dreams)! Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, and Charlie Wilson all sported black bow ties on stage for their joint performance (in honor of Wilson). They may not have gone for the patented 1D same-color steez, but the dedication to tailoring by these dudes is impressive (one of these guys does have a song called "Suit & Tie" after all).
Mindless Behavior at the 2013 BET Awards in L.A. on June 30.
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The 2013 BET Awards are officially underway, and we NEED to discuss all the fashions that are going down at this very moment—mostly with Mindless Behavior. Prodigy, Princeton, Ray Ray, Roc Royal decided to all wear the EXACT same black and white cross-printed pants, but styled it in four individual ways. Roc Royal went for a simple black tee and gold chains look while Prodigy dressed it up with a leather sleeve sweater and aviator sunglasses. Ray Ray sported his signature double braids with a metallic Boy London shirt and goggles while Princeton wore a printed tee with a diamond gold chain and clear plastic sunglasses. #WERK
Fourth of July weekend is so close, we can practically TASTE it! Hopefully by now, you've got your plans squared away, playlist ready, and the grill all fired up and ready to go. But there's one more item left to check off the agenda, and duh, it's your outfit. Luckily, Fourth of July fashion is easy to come by— there's almost too much stuff out there— so there's still time to find the most epic stars and stripes outfit. We've done the legwork for you, combing through the interwebs to round up the craziest, coolest, most awesome Fourth of July pieces below. No matter whether you want to go semi-subtle with sunglasses or rock a flag leather bomber jacket, there's seriously something for everybody. And if you decide to go all out Americana in head-to-toe red white and blue? Well, we're definitely not going to stop you. Check out our favorites below!
Snag these stars and stripes tops!
Photo: Nasty Gal/Delia's/Forever 21
Let's start with probably the easiest part of the look, the classic American flag top. There's wayyy too many options out there to include (like this one and this one), the three above cover ALL the bases. There's this denim shirt from Nasty Gal, the bold button-up from Forever 21, AND the super cas MTV muscle tee from Delia's. Prettyyyy sure you can guess which one is our favorite...
+ American Summer Denim Shirt: Nasty Gal ($58.00)
+ MTV Muscle Tank: Delia's ($24.50)
+ Bright Patriot Denim Shirt: Forever 21 ($22.80)
This is it! The moment that LEGIONS of Directioners (ourselves included) have been waiting for. The full One Direction movie trailer for 1D: This Is Us is out now and ready for our repeated playback, screenshotting, and general ogling pleasure. The teaser clocks in at just over three minutes of rowdy boy action, a sneak peek at the dudes' new track "Best Song Ever," and ACCENTS. The guys' goofy antics are way reminiscent of *NSYNC in their prime and fully remind us why the whole "boy band" thing has been begging to come back, but rather than following in the carbon-copy clothes and well-choreographed footsteps of their boy band predecessors, 1D is the cheekier, slightly less regimented, INFINITELY better dressed iteration for present day. Their This Is Us trailer reflects all of the above accordingly, SO we're breaking down our top ten style moments from it for you. (And yes, that does mean we captured still images of Harry and Liam with their pants down.) Enjoy!
OLBLIGATORY GROUP SHOT
A still from One Direction's "1D: This Is Us" movie trailer.
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THIS is what sets One Direction apart as a next generation boy band. Gone are the days of matching shapeless jumpsuits. 1D reps experimenting with textures, color-coordinated layering, and pants that actually fit.