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Beth Ditto, Zola Jesus, and Bethany Cosentino at the 2012 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
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Remember that time we told you how much we wished we were basking in the BBQ pit-lit glow of taco-infused musical mecca fantasticness better known as the SXSW music festival? Yeah, we're still dreaming about hitching a ride on a magic carpet to capture those last moments left of the fest this weekend. Alas, we have more SXSW style shenanigans to make us feel like we're actually there, including some sparkle motion courtesy of Gossip's Beth Ditto, modern minimalism from electro high priestess Zola Jesus, and the cutest in sailor romper wear from Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino. Did we mention there's a shirtless appearance by Lil Wayne?


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The suits were out in full force at last night's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, and they were anything but stiff. From classic three-piece ensembles to bright winter white, the guys (and one girl) who stepped out in formal wear did it with some serious swagger.

GLEE GUYS GET-UPS: The Glee cast (who were nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and Best Pop Performance by a Group) may have come up empty handed, but the fellas certainly won in the fashion category. Chord Overstreet and Matthew Morrison both teamed their Dolce & Gabbana suits with skinny black ties. Meanwhile, Darren Criss (in District Homme) and Kevin McHale both bucked the black suit trend for gray and white, respectively.

Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Matthew Morrison at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
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SUITS WITH A TWIST: Leave it to Russell Brand, Justin Bieber, B.o.B, and Ricky Martin to bring the individuality. Russell wore a one-button peak label Giorgio Armani gunmetal gray suit with a black shirt and a black tie. The Biebs wore a neck-to-toe white D&G outfit, while rapper B.o.B added more red to the crimson carpet in a cherry blazer that he paired with studded jeans and a white button-up. Meanwhile, Ricky rocked a Giorgio Armani shawl collar evening jacket with skinny tie, silver jeggings and Emporio Armani lace-up boots.

Russell Brand, Justin Bieber, B.o.B, Ricky Martin at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
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ALL BLACK EVERYTHING: No matter the form, these celebs know you can't go wrong in black. The Situation wore black denim with a dark mandarin-collared blazer, while Janelle Monae sparkled in a fitted Dolce & Gabbana suit. Drake went with his usual triple black ensemble in a Giorgio Armani tux, which he partnered with a glittering bowtie. And, Lenny Kravitz arrived draped in a slouchy leather vest and fitted/cuffed leather pants.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Janelle Monae, Drake, Lenny Kravitz at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
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Dick Clark may be the pioneer (and a darn good one at that), but he wasn’t the only celebrity helping to ring in 2011. Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and B.o.B were also having a rockin' New Year's Eve. In case you missed them, here’s a cheat sheet of who helped host what and, most important, what they wore.


Jennifer Lopez at the Mirage, Jennifer Hudson and Fergie during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and Kim Kardashian at Lavo Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
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Shine, sparkle, shimmer...oh my! J. Lo partied with her hubby Marc Anthony at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas wearing a super-shiny form-fitting shift. Showing off her new fab figure in a red-hot dress, J. Hudd shared hosting duties with Fergie, who wore a strapless green studded minidress with a tulle train. Meanwhile Kim Kardashian sparkled in a white glittery dress, which she teamed with classic pumps and smooth, wavy strands.


Rihanna at Caesars Palace and Kourtney Kardashian at the Gansevoort Hotel on New Year's Eve.
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Even though most of their fellow revelers dressed in above-the-knee cocktail dresses (see above), Rihanna and Kourtney Kardashian chose to go against the grain in long dresses that were equally dazzling. Rihanna, who celebrated at PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, wore a striped and mesh dress in a strand-matching hue. Meanwhile Kourtney, who hosted at the Gansevoort Hotel in Miami wore a bilowy, mono-shouldered Bodyamr gown.


Nicki Minaj at BET Studios and Ke$ha in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
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It's no wonder Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha wrapped themselves in something warm—both singers wore short shorts on New Year's Eve. While performing on BET 106 and Park's New Year's Eve Party, a green-and blue-haired Nicki wore white fur boots, light blue tights, a jacket and daisy dukes set and a blue and silver bustier. Ke$ha showed off two New Year's Eve looks—preperformance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" show she wore green "2011" glasses and her now-signature blue lipstick; during her performance she wore bright red lipstick with sequins shorts and a white button-up. In between, she threw a full feather jacket around her shoulders to keep from freezing.


Willow Smith and Avril Lavigne each perform during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
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Stilletos on New Years? No way! Not for Willow Smith and Avril Lavigne, who both performed on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" show wearing snazzy sneakers. Willow wore leopard print high-tops, while Avril wore a one-shoulder leather dress with studded black footwear.


B.o.B. at the Mirage Hotel and Casino and Flo Rida performs during MTV's "New Year's Bash 2011" on New Year's Eve.
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While girls typically show a little skin for NYE in cute cocktail dresses, boys tend to bundle up. Exhibit A and B: B.o.B walked the red carpet at the Jet Nightclub at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas wearing a plaid button-up, a red scarf, a leather fur-trimmed jacket and a fur ski hat. Meanwhile, rapper Flo Rida kept his tan puffy coat ON while performing at MTV's "New Year's Bash."

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B.o.B and Swizz Beatz at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
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JACKETS!!! BET filmed its annual Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta on Saturday night, and the boys showed up with outerwear everywhere, especially for the performances! B.o.B. wore a camouflage leather look, Swizz Beats put on textured black leather, Gucci Mane wore a varsity-inspired jacket, and finally Soulja Boy wore a black zip-up hoodie. Who had the best jacket? For us, it's a tie between B.o.B. and Swizz Beatz, but what do you think?

Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy on Oct. 2.
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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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