It looks like Iggy Azalea's reign is just getting started. Her song "Fancy" has been dominating the charts since its release (six weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart!) and now she's moving on to major magazines. The Australian rapper just landed a Cosmopolitan cover in her home country and it's a stunner. Her beauty look, a soft cat-eye with a pink pout and full brows, might be the best we've seen on Iggy yet. Just saying, if Cara Delevingne needs a partner for her potential tweezer line, she should hook up with Iggy.
Summertime, aka "the season in which no garment is safe from a randomly missing piece of fabric," is officially here, y'all. Since cutouts made their resurgence back in 2010, designers have been trying to get a bit more, um, creative with the whole hole trend (heh), and it's officially gotten out of control. Now, we're not saying we'd never wear cutouts (we're not sweaty monsters, jeez), but here are some pieces that we'll very politely decline for the time being.
1. THE APPARENTLY-POCKETS-ARE-USELESS CUTOUT
Tip: Give these pocketless shorts to someone you hate because there's a 99% chance they'll end up with a broken iPhone and a case of the ugly cries.
Cut-out looks from Alexander Wang's Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Alexander Wang is a notorious boundary-pusher in fashion and consumate showman. Remember his last New York Fashion Week presentation? Not only did he have top models like Gisele Bündchen and one-time House of Style host Shalom Harlow closing out the show, but he also showcased a new collection of clothes that dared to take materials to places they don't often go (i.e. leather bubble vests, mesh turtlenecks that extend up to the nose, etc.). You'd think there was no way to top a show as shockingly austere or as entertaining. And then you watch this Spring 2013 showing. WOW.
JWOWW sporting different cutout tops.
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We couldn't help but notice that every time we spotted JWOWW out and about this past month, she's been giving us the cold shoulder! We don't mean like that—we just meant that the Jersey Shore girl seriously loves her cutout shoulder pieces, and, honestly, so do we. We can't get enough of this '80s-throwback trend, and Sammi was the first JS girl to sport this look in January of last year. The little peek of shoulder in a blouse, tee, or dress is a subtle way to flash some skin this spring, and, um, if you have a bod like JWOWW's, it's like a teeny weeny little present for our eyeballs. (Thank youuuu!)
Taylor Swift at the "Dr. Suess' The Lorax" premiere in L.A. on Feb. 19.
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It's no secret that standout collars are a huge trend this year (proof: peep the fall NYFW runway), but Taylor Swift threw us for a loop when she stepped out with an illusion Peter Pan neckline on her dress. The nonexistent collar made just as much of statement, and it's not even there! (Is this, like, one of those Magic Eye things but IRL? *cue Twilight Zone theme song*) This girly nude frock is straight from Honor's spring 2012 runway, which featured this thought-provoking neckline on other ensembles. Taylor paired this dress with soft bangs, a low chignon, delicate gold earrings, and matching nude peep-toe slingbacks.
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Cut-out dresses are the perfect way to show a peek of skin without going overboard, and they're popping up everywhere, as recently evidenced by Aubrey Plaza, Audrina Patridge, and Ellen Page. Aubrey Plaza got the prize for most elaborate cut-outs at last night's premiere of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World — we love how she stuck with a minimal black color and really let the cut-outs draw attention. Audrina Patridge went for a more colorful look that showed off her tan — and a sliver of her upper right ribcage — in this fuschia minidress by Bouley Designs for the season finale of The Hills. And last week, Ellen Page got on the cut-out bandwagon with this pretty teal dress by Yigal Azrouel at the Los Angeles premiere of Inception. The cut-out at the top of the chest was just enough to make the dress look modern and young, but not too racy.
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