Here's what you can expect with The Blonds: A) that the show will ALWAYS be LATE. B) that it won't matter a WHIT because the comings and goings of the SPECTACULARLY glamorous audience will be ceaselessly captivating. And finally, C) that the over-the-top offerings of tow-haired twosome Phillipe and David will rigorously follow a theme. Debbie Harry was there. So was Patrick MacDonald. Less expected was Trina. She was lovely.
The Blonds At New York Fashion Week Fall 2013.
It seems that The Blonds were in an Old Hollywood mood. Not in the cascading curls, soft lighting, bias-cut charmeuse evening gowns sort of way, mind you. More slasher-flick villains by way of Hitchcock and Kubrick. A printed polyurethane corset and skirt featured Jack's grinning mug peering through the splintered door from The Shining. Just as Janet Leigh's screaming visage was step-and-repeated for the torso of another look. There were teeny, glinting, acrylic knives dangling as jewelry and printed onto a kicky '50s housewife dress as well as skintight, flesh colored bustier gowns anointed with angry red slashes throughout. Definitely expect a follow-up post on the nail art because they were as outrageous and gore-adoring as the rest of it.
Miley Cyrus and Tish Cyrus at Rachel Zoe's runway show today.
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Oh HEY, Miley Cyrus! We've been wondering where the pop star would touch down during Fashion Week ever since she first hinted on Twitter she'll be attending the shows. But despite our prediction that she'd cruise straight to London, turns out the singer made a pit stop in New York City! She sat front row at pal Rachel Zoe's show this morning alongside her mom Tish and Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles — which actually makes TOTAL sense considering Miley is the mag's newest cover girl. Oh, and did we mention she looks killer? Because she does. Miley may have had some wardrobe issues pre-trip, but judging from her red hot Rachel Zoe jumpsuit, clearly she got 'em sorted out.
Beyonce wears Elie Saab to her "Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream" HBO documentary premiere.
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Beyonce's forthcoming HBO documentary, "Life Is But A Dream," premiered last night in New York City, and appropriately, Bey looked dreamy in a silvery beige Elie Saab gown. Where Mrs. Carter went for a bold, mod, tailored look for this weekend's 2013 Grammys, Beyonce chose a softer, more ethereal ensemble for her premiere. The floor-length dress was fitted through the bodice with a straight column skirt and a bit of a train for glamour.
Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn will wear a "model cam" during Topshop's runway show.
Photo: @CaraDelevingne's Instagram
London Fashion Week begins in two days, and Topshop is making sure everyone scores a front row seat and a backstage pass to its Sunday show...yep, even those of us who aren't lucky enough to be making the trek across the pond. The U.K. brand has just announced a new partnership with Google Plus, giving up close and personal access to the models and clothes, and....DUNDUNDUN, perhaps changing the face of fashion shows all together. It's a bold statement for sure, but when else will we be able to live vicariously through models like Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, as well the buyers, designers and brains behind one of our favorite labels?! Perhaps taking cues from Diane von Furstenberg and her Google glasses last season, select girls will wear HD cameras on their clothes as they walk down the runway to give everyone at home the experience of being a model— virtually, anyway. Think of it as taking the whole "watching Fashion Week in your PJs" thing to the next level. Amazing, right?!
Katharine McPhee, Aly Raisman, and Shay Mitchell attend shows at New York Fashion Week.
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Is it just us, or has this Fashion Week flown by? We can already see the finish line of what's felt like a marathon, more than a sprint, but we're not slowing down yet. Neither are the celebs of course, who seem to have more stamina than us, looking primped and sitting pretty in every front row while we are hanging by the skin of our fashion creds. Smash star Katharine McPhee looked lovely checking out the Alice + Olivia presentation, wearing a strapless white peplum top and matching skirt with minimal makeup. Olympian Aly Raisman took some time away from the gym to attend the Jenny Packham show, where she sat alongside Vanessa Hudgens (who we also spied earlier this week at the Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony presentation). Aly showed off her toned muscles wearing a loose white dress and bronze strappy sandals. And over at Naeem Khan, Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell looked ladylike in a beautiful beaded frock. Be sure to check out all of the celebs at New York Fashion Week after the jump!
Demi Lovato's "Heart Attack" single art.
Photo: Hollywood Records
Oh dear, sweet Demi Lovato. How we've missed you. Though, judging from this edgy album art for your new forthcoming single "Heart Attack," maybe "sweet" isn't the kind of adjective you're looking for anymore. Demi's the kind of person who embraces the breadth of human emotion, and accordingly, is unafraid to express it. That said, while we had grown accustomed to the goth-glam-meets-boho Demi of yesteryear, we know her style (along with her music) is constantly evolving and are loving every shape-shifting moment of it.
A still from 'The Hunger Games.'
Photo: Murray Close/ 'The Hunger Games' official website
The road to Oscar weekend has been a long one— we've already made pit stops at The Screen Actors' Guild Awards, The Golden Globes, and others along the way— but there's still one more celebration that needs to happen before all the movie madness goes down on February 24. We're talking about the Costume Designers Guild Awards, where the creative geniuses behind the coolest clothes in film and TV get honored for their work. Obviously this is a HUGE DEAL, so to get psyched up for the event, we'll be chatting with nominees about the stories, inspiration, and challenges behind some of our absolute favorite outfits. Kicking off the series is Judianna Makovsky, who crafted all of the outfits in The Hunger Games, from Katniss' hunting look, to Effie Trinket's candy-colored frocks, to that iconic fire dress. Get the scoop below!
A still from Rihanna's "Stay" Video.
Photo: Island Def Jam/Vevo
There's been much ado made about how unbelievably beautiful Rihanna is. Having seen her in person myself, I can attest to the fact that nobody is exaggerating—Rihanna is insanely gorgeous. It seems to radiate out of her in that way that seems to be particular to the very, very famous, and it stops your mind a little bit. One of the main reasons for this, though, is that Rihanna doesn't need to rely on a lot of makeup pyrotechnics to make her look extraordinary—she's got everything she needs already. In her new video for "Stay," Rihanna goes sans makeup, proving to the entire world what we already knew, which is that any bells and whistles a makeup artist adds to that face are really just that. While going minimal makeup is hardly news, going NO makeup in HD is keeping things really real. HD cameras are not forgiving, ya'll. Rihanna still, of course, looks amazing, and now women all over the world know that she has pores. Can you believe that? RIHANNA HAS PORES?! *Slaps palm to forehead because society is sad* Her bare face isn't the only thing that's naked in the video though. Rihanna is in the bath throughout the clip, and you can get a good look at almost all of her shoes through water. A little scandalous, yes, but more beautiful than anything. The "Stay" video is stark, and beautiful, and as emotional as the song, which is one of our favorites off of Unapologetic. Although we love the epic "We Found Love" video, we have to say it's nice to see Rihanna harnessing the emotional weight of this song. Watch the full video after the jump!
The Snooki Couture Valentine's Day jewelry from her Daily Glam collection.
Photo: Courtesy of @snookinic's Instagram/StyleQueen
Valentine's Day is right around the corner (just two days away!), and while it's a little late for us to be helping you out with the gifting portion of this holiday (hint: none of these), we can offer a little advice in the way of what to wear. Or rather, Snooki can. As part of the Daily Glam collection of her Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi accessories line, the Princess of Poughkeepsie included heart and kissy lip-shaped, rhinestone covered baubles that are perfect for this week's lovey dovey holiday.
Lil Kim walks the Reality of Fashion, The Reality of AIDS fall 2013 fashion show in New York on Feb. 9.
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Let's be real for a minute, y'all—we need more Lil Kim in our lives. Luckily, though, every New York Fashion Week (without fail!) our girl Kimmy Blanco will make some sort of stunning appearance. Last season she performed at Opening Ceremony's 10 year anniversary party, and before that she showed off her feathery self at The Blonds. This year we hit the jackpot by getting to peep Ms. Kim actually walk in a fashion show! The Reality of Fashion, The Reality of AIDS show features celebrities as runway models to help benefit AIDS United. Dominique Auxilly designed all the pieces, and Lil Kim absolutely KILLED. IT. in her look. She sported a strappy leather harness and lace gown with a RIDIC chiffon train and dangly silver earrings. Also, she smized so hard we could barely even handle it. #DEAD