Lorde on the cover of 'Clash' magazine's Pop Special issue.
Photos: Clash/Billy Ballard
You may not recognize Lorde's face, but you've definitely heard her single "Royals" on the radio/on TV/on your BFF's fave playlist/everywhere you go, etc. The song has been sittin' pretty atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the past three weeks and the Internet is abuzz with Lorde's every move. Oh, also, she's only 16. NBD. As the reigning ruler of pop music, it makes total sense that Clash magazine has put Lorde on the cover of their Pop Special issue.
On the cover—which, along with the rest of the spread, was styled by Victoria Higgs—the singer is in a brown turtleneck and black and white furry coat. The most striking thing about the cover (besides how she manages to pull off all basic colors together), is that her hair, which is normally curly, unruly, (not to mention 100% enviable) is wet, middle-parted, and kept in line with 2 sparkly barrettes.
Rita Ora got her hair did.
Photo: @majormoon's Instagram
Go getcha some hair chalk. Dip-dyed ‘dos are officially happening again. We know this because, well, see above. When it comes to fashion, there's no doubt that Rita Ora is a risk-taker. (See also: antler ears, head-to-toe logo gear, combo pants, etc. etc.) But in terms of her hair, she’s pretty much kept it in the blonde spectrum–until now. Earlier this week, we got a glimpse of Rita’s rainbow chunks in a photo of a studio session she posted on Instagram. But the shot went without comment, so for all we knew, it was some temporary Manic Panic ish that she wanted to match with her new, floral Jeremy Scott raincoat. Well, that was not the case.
Selena Gomez in front of 'The Late Show With David Letterman.'
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While we've been keeping a close eye on Selena Gomez's "Stars Dance" stage style and preference for Forever 21 off stage, it's been a while since we've seen her dressed up. The wait made the outfit she chose for her appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman even more stunning: that crop top, those slits, that braid!
Selly wore a Versus Versace J.W. Anderson Collection skirt and shirt: the shirt may be long-sleeved and the skirt knee-length, but slivers of skin still manage to make an appearance. On the runway, the look was styled with white boots, but Selena opted, instead, for Giuseppe Zanotti gold-embellished pumps.
Things that are unforgettable: your first kiss, your first concert, the first time you saw Harry Styles shirtless, your first job, your first love, the second time you saw Harry Styles shirtless, Christina Aguilera’s new perfume. (OK, so that last one was a smidge more literal than the rest.) Back in August, Xtina teased some “fragrance news” via Twitter with a mysterious photo that showed the bleach-blonde pop star shushing the camera in a sexy lace dress. And now we finally know alllll about it!
It's no secret that we're big fans of Rachel Antonoff over here: she did a fab job co-hosting the MTV.com VMA Red Carpet Report with Grimes and, generally, we can get behind fun, colorful collections, which Rachel keeps delivering. For her Spring 2014, Forever Crush, Rachel skipped the ol' models-wearing-clothes thing and, instead, debuted the collection on her family and friends in a 6-minute video.
The video tells the story of how her parents met: it was 1972, they were in college, and pumpkins were involved (how seasonally appropriate!). I don't wanna give away any ~deets~ because the video is 100% worth watching, but Rachel enlisted the help of her brother, Jack, as well as friends Jenny Slate, BFF Mae Whitman, and more to relay the Antonoff courtship. The best part (besides love, of course)? Instead of wearing '70s threads, everyone is decked out in Forever Crush. There are printed curtains! The ladies lounge in floor-length dresses! #JEALZ of this beautiful group of friends and their beautiful clothes. How much is the friendship club membership fee? I AM WILLING TO PAY!
A Bonnie McKee performance outfit by The Blonds.
Photos: MAO PR
You may not know the name Bonnie McKee, but you undoubtedly know songs that she's written for the likes of Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and Britney Spears. The song credits on her Wikipedia page read like a list of the best pop songs ever. This summer, Bonnie released her own track, "American Girl," and today, she released a video for her new single, "Sleepwalker." Bonnie was scheduled to head on tour with the Jonas Brothers, but as we all know, they scrapped the tour and crushed our perfect eyebrow-filled dreams.
World, meet pasties.
Photo: @nickiminaj's Instagram
When we first saw Nicki Minaj's complete collaboration collection for Kmart, we thought, "This is pretty great and all, but there's definitely something missing." For days we stroked our imaginary beards, desperately trying to put our finger on the one piece that would totally tie together the entire line. And then suddenly, without warning, it hit us. Like, it ACTUALLY jumped out through the computer screen and almost smacked us in the face. PASTIES! OF COURSE!
Katniss Everdeen for Capitol Couture.
Photo: Capitol Couture
Oh YAAS, District 12! Katniss Everdeen, the beauty with a bow and arrows, is the newest cover girl of the Hunger Games' faux high fashion blog, Capitol Couture. With Catching Fire only a month away, the Tumblr fantasy mag FINALLY chose the film’s most famous tribute for an exclusive feature that gets back to basics in earth tones and minimal makeup. While they offered Everdeen (known to us outside the Districts as Jennifer Lawrence) a rack of couture gowns from the likes of Lanvin and Balenciaga, Couture tells us that she came prepared with her own clothes, courtesy of her stylist, Cinna. (We hear Miley Cyrus does the same thing!)
Plenty of purple! Take your pick.
Photos: Topshop/Urban Outfitters/Asos
If you've checked the Twitter trends today, you may have noticed #spiritday is trending. Spirit Day is when millions of people wear purple to show their support for the LGBT youth and to take a stand against bullying. You could wear an entire purple outfit, or just a purple pin: all that matters is that you show your support.
A clown, a cat and a pop singer.
Photos: Splash News/Jimmy Kimmel Live
To the untrained eye, this photo may appear to be your average Halloween snapshot. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that there’s a pop star in disguise, deviously lurking among fans to give them a trick AND a treat. MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA. (But don’t be scurred!) Before she performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Ariana Grande encouraged fans attending the taping to dress up in costume for a ‘special surprise.’ Since Grande is basically like, a Pied Piper of screaming tweens, a TON of her loyal followers showed up, but only three were chosen to compete for the chance to meet the tiny diva: The clown, the cat and the chicken.