Pharrell at the 2014 BET Awards.
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If 2014 has taught us anything it's that where there's an awards show, there's Pharrell in an outfit destined to inspire a parody Twitter account. Say hello to @PharrellsUggs, the latest addition to growing group that includes @Pharrellshat and @PharrellsShorts. After winning Video of the Year for "Happy," Pharrell took to the stage in a pair of Fair Isle Uggs. This surprised a lot of people on Twitter but what else would you expect from the person who made shorts acceptable on the Oscars red carpet? Pharrell's just doing Pharrell and staying true to his Etsy-chic, cozy style.
The 2014 World Cup isn't even into the knockout rounds yet and it's already gifted us with a whole bevy of things to talk about: crazy hairstyles, Rihanna's fandom, and all of the stylish gear it has inspired. Now designer soccer balls can be added to that list. Pharrell, Rick Owens, Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, and more put their individual spins (LOL, get it?) on the 2014 Adidas World Cup soccer ball for the Gol de Letra Foundation, an organization that benefits Brazilian youth.
Pharrell for G-Star Raw.
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Not gonna lie, when we first heard that Pharrell was teaming up with G-Star Raw and Bionic Yarn on a denim collection made from recycled ocean plastics, we struggled a little to visualize the results. [Insert shrug emoji here.] But now we can safely say it sounds a lot crazier than it looks! G-Star just released the first look at the collection, which drops in September, and, TBH, you’d never guess the origins of the pieces. Ironically, the collection looks even more luxe than any other clothing collab Pharrell has done in recent memory.
Pharrell's Stan Smiths for Colette.
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We forgive you if you’re having trouble keeping up with all of Pharrell’s fashion and design collaborations. It seems like there’s a new one every week: Comme des Garçons perfume, a Kartell table lamp, compost jeans made by G-Star Raw—for the sake of time, we’re gonna stop here. But Pharrell’s latest collab makes more sense than any of his others. The singer/producer/current Adidas collaborator teamed up with upscale Paris retailer Colette on 10 custom pairs of Stan Smiths personally painted by Pharrell for a good cause: proceeds go toward his charity From One Hand to Another, which provides educational tools to underserved kids.
Aesthetically, this collaboration could have gone in two very different directions. This year, Pharrell has been spotted in yin and yang custom takes on the Stan Smith: a sparkling pair encrusted with Swarovski crystals and, for daytime, a crafty pair covered in doodles.
Check out Pharrell's first fragrance.
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We've known since last fall that Pharrell would be releasing a fragrance. In March it was announced that he would be collaborating with Comme Des Garcons on the scent and that it would be called "G I R L," just like his most recent album. We also found out that despite its name, the scent would be unisex. That preliminary info held us over for a few weeks, but we wanted more. We always want MOAR. Good news: Today Pharrell revealed the forthcoming bottle and what the fragrance would actually smell like to WWD.
The scent, packaged more like a sculpture than your average perfume bottle, is definitely something you’ll want to put on display. It features a colorful cartoon by Kaws, a friend of Pharrell's and the artist who designed the 2013 VMA Moonman, NBD. The 100-ml. bottle is priced at $135 and a 10-ml. travel size version costs $30.
While reading about a scent doesn't exactly reveal, y'know, what it smells like, it can help sculpt what to expect. For this unisex fragrance, you'll be sniffing on “top notes of neroli, lavender and white pepper; middle ones of iris, styrax and violet, and base ones of vetiver, patchouli, cedarwood and sandalwood,” according to WWD. Those things might sound a little out there on
paper a screen but–hey–we trust Pharrell.
Who wore it better?
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Long before Pharrell and Lena Dunham came along, the word “Girl” or “Girls” had major pop cultural significance thanks to Elvis, who starred in the 1962 musical movie Girls! Girls! Girls!. Opening Ceremony paid homage to the King last year with a capsule collection which included a sweater woven with the movie’s title. Amazingly, both Lena Dunham and Pharrell—who have championed the word in their own work (see: Lena Dunham’s Girls, and Pharrell’s new album "G I R L")—got ahold of the sweater and, as if they have a psychic connection, wore it during interviews
Pharrell Williams at the 2014 Grammy Awards and Erykah Badu at the 2014 Met Gala.
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Red carpet millinery is happening for 2014, y'all. Write it down. Pharrell Williams made a big splash with his Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat at the 2014 Grammys, sparking memes and historical explanation pieces a plenty. Now, a few short months later, Erykah Badu hit the 2014 Met Gala red carpet in a big (dare I say, bigger?) hat of her own.
Pharrell Williams at Time 100 Gala
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There’s no doubt, Pharrell Williams is one of the most influential people in the world—c’mon, anyone who can get the globe on their feet and ~happy~ is a pretty powerful dude. But alas, there is proof that the legendary Skateboard P is just like us, a mere mortal! He proved this last night while being commemorated as an entertainment icon at the Time 100 Gala. Pharrell seemed to be hiding more than whatever it is that's under his hats. Look closely. Is that a Band-Aid on his chin?!?
Pharrell's custom crystal shoes.
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If you're anything like me, your Saturday-night footwear is limited to, like, boots or slippers. Pharrell, it is clear, is not anything like me. I mean, he performed on Saturday Night Live last night in these bad boys. What are they, you ask? Oh, just a pair of customized Swarovski crystal Stan Smith sneakers, NBD. Looks like partnering with Adidas has its perks, eh?
Pharrell performing on 'Saturday Night Live.'
Flanked by a group of string musicians, Skateboard P performed "Marilyn Monroe" wearing the shoes, a black three-stripe jacket, and his green Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat. Will the shoes become a full-time piece of P's look, like the jacket and the hat? Will he be able to get anything he wants customized with crystals from now on? These shoes raise a lot of questions.
Sure, the Oscars at the beginning of the month brought an end to traditional awards season, but Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards usher in the 2014 spring/summer season—one marked by shorts and miniskirts, bright colors, and beachy waves. The temperatures might still be lurking in the high 40s on the northern east coast, but the PYTs on the KCAs orange carpet are helping us get inspired for warmer weather.
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Ariana Grande at the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards.Photo: Getty Images
Nick girl Ariana Grande paid homage to the network with a little orange shift dress. Rather than exactly matching the carpet (and the awards blimps!), the latter half of "Sam & Cat" opted for a lighter tangerine. Her dress wasn't the only part of her outfit repping for Nickelodeon: Her quilted Chanel purse, which she tweeted a closer picture of, was customized with iconic Nick cartoon characters from Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Catdog, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.