Taylor Swift at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party and Lorde performing at the 2014 Brit Awards.
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You know how when you hang out with someone a lot, you pick up their mannerisms and sayings? It happens to celebrities too! It looks like all the shopping trips/fun girl hang time between Taylor Swift and Lorde have resulted in the exchange of style secrets. Last night, Taylor attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a Julien Macdonald long-sleeved, sequined gown that was reminiscent of the Tom Ford gown her new BFF Lorde wore to perform at the Brits a few weeks ago. While Lorde went for a "red carpet goth" look, Taylor and her new bob went for vampy old Hollywood glamour.
"Short hair, don't care. (!!!)" - Taylor Swift
Photo: @taylorswift's Instagram
Last night, Taylor Swift got her hair cut, and judging from her Instagram, it was an EVENT. It seems like just yesterday Taylor was flipping her hair every which way during her dramatic Grammy performance. Now that image is nothing more than a distant memory because Swift is reinvigorating THE haircut of 2013: The Chop, also known as The Karlie. In the midst of her international Red Tour, T. Swizzle took a moment Tuesday evening to show off her new, chin-length 'do on Instagram. "London, I could never thank you enough. See you next time! PS: short hair, don't care. (!!!)," she captioned the photo (of a photo?), which also features one of her best friends (a pool that just keeps growing and growing), Ellie Goulding.
Taylor Swift for Keds.
Photo: Courtesy of Keds
IDK about you (~but I'm feeling 22~)(LOLJK), but when I heard that Taylor Swift's new Keds campaign was called "Bravehearts," I expected some kilts or at least a little swipe of blue face paint. A nod to the First War of Scottish Independence is decidedly NOT what T. Swizzle and her girl gang are all about here (but the ads are similarly uplifting?). Here's the major takeaway: There are a million ways to be brave. T. Swift and her band of merry sneaker-wearing pals reveal their acts of courage while modeling the brand's Spring 2014 collection. From learning a new language to dying your hair (and we're assuming revolution can fall under here as well), the ads encourage girls everywhere to just go for it. Jump in with both feet (get it?), if you will.
Taylor Swift on the cover of 'Glamour.'
Photo: Glamour magazine
She may look like the sweet girl next door, but Taylor Swift's mischievous grin on the March issue of Glamour shows her sassier side. I mean, pairing that smile with the cover quote: "I would repeat all the same mistakes." The undertones are very #noregrets (dare we say #YOLO), BUT her wardrobe stays true to the twee T.Swift to which we're all accustomed. She wears a Rachel Comey dress with lace and ribbon details in the cover photo, and to soften things up a little, she traded her trademark red lipstick for a lighter shade of baby pink.
After the final performance got cut off by the closing credits, after everyone stopped wondering if there was some sort of safety net to catch Pink if she fell from those strings in the air (but seriously, was there?), after Pharrell ran out of things to say on behalf of Daft Punk—there were still a few very *ACHEM* VERY important honors to be handed out. The fashion awards, OBVIOUSLY.
If it were left up to just us, Skateboard P.'s giant Arby's hat would have taken home ALL the awards, so instead, we teamed up with MTV News and put together an expert panel to break down the best and worst looks of the night. Our very own Gaby Wilson repped Team Style and Christina Garibaldi reported for News, alongside US Weekly Fashion Police contributor Chelsea White and #shehashadit blogger (and MTV Style contributor) Jarvis Derrell.
While the Grammys might not be held as sartorially high as the silver screen’s awards shows, what they lack in couture, they make up for in conversation-starting left-field looks, daring hairstyles, and crazy nails. This year there was a little more couture than usual, but also a greater discrepancy between those wearing it and their dressed-down counterparts. (We see you, Pharrell.) But that’s OK, because the artists who got a little more fancy than everyone else stood out (for the better) that much more.
TAYLOR SWIFT IN GUCCI
Taylor Swift at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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Not shockingly, Taylor Swift did not go bold this year—or veer away from her now-signature white/silver palette. We get it, Swift: You are obsessed with Madonna’s “Ray of Light.” Or you want to look like one. Whatever the case, while she stuck with her usual color choice, she at least toughened up her look a little thanks to Gucci’s chain mail gown, a nice risk to see and surely not a comfortable one.
Taylor Swift gets punny.
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Long-reigning queen of the cat ladies Taylor Swift has outdone herself. For those of you who can't read her shirt, it says "The Great Catsby" in all-caps script. Above the writing are two cats wearing accessories: one in a daisy-chain necklace (a little too on the nose, IMHO) and the other in a bow tie. They are waving. Just two cool cats (the puns don't end!), ready to go to a party at Leo's house. OF COURSE, Taylor Swift owns this sweatshirt! Good news: You can, too!
Taylor Swift at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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Once upon a time, Taylor Swift was the prettiest princess in all of Hollywood. Dancing teacups and singing birds followed her everywhere she went. JK. But at the beginning of her career, she did seem to follow the motto: The more tulle and sparkle, the better. "I never got to go to prom," Swift laments in a recent interview with Teen Vogue. "So when I was younger, I wore prom dresses on the red carpet or to awards shows."
Now, at the ripe old age of 24, T. Swizzle has graduated from her former style and developed a polished, more mature look that's all her own, but she still favors one of the same brands she loved as a child. "When I was a little kid, I had a pair of white Keds I wore everywhere," Taylor admits. "It was a nostalgic feeling when they asked me to be the inspiration for the collection. It's cool to be part of something with such a legacy."
Regardless of whether or not you scored a nomination, the Golden Globes after-parties have long-provided the perfect excuse for stars to dust off that designer gown they've been meaning to wear since, like, FOREVER. (Forever meaning since it hit the Spring 2014 runways, of course.) The step-and-repeats at parties thrown by InStyle/Warner Bros. and Netflix/The Weinstein Company brought some stellar wardrobe changes from the show's attendees and a whole new set of stars who gave us plenty to swoon over. We picked out a few of our faves, which included Nina Dobrev, Taylor Swift, and two very dapper Jonas Brothers.
Nikki Reed, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Ashley Madekwe.
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Now that the Golden Globes are over, if you need me, I'll be down by the beach sipping on a piña colada. JK. I'll be in my robe, on my couch, binge-watching something on Netflix, probably. A girl can't help but dream about bikinis and sunshine, though, especially after seeing all the bold, sunny colors that some stars showed up in for the InStyle/Warner Bros. after-party. Nikki Reed channeled the Caribbean Sea in an aqua-colored gown by Monique Lhuillier, which had a train that resembled gentle waves. (I'm not still dreaming, I swear.) Hunger Games alum, Isabelle Fuhrman, chose a canary-yellow drop-waist dress by Paper London. I can almost feel my first sunburn, can't you? Finally, former Revenge star Ashley Madekwe looked like a (super-elegant) fruity, frozen concoction in a tri-color gown by Roksanda Ilincic. Wake me up when summer comes back, kthx.
Taylor Swift and Amy Adams at the 2014 Golden Globes.
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Listen, I've lived in several neighborhoods over the course of my five-plus year tenure in New York—but after the 2014 Golden Globes, I'm 99.9% sure that the only block I want to live on from now until forever is the COLOR BLOCK. *ba dum TSH, swings microphone around on cord, points and winks at crowd* Seriously, though. We saw a lot of trends at the second major awards show of the season: braids, brights, and most surprising, man-buns. But none made their mark quite like the color-blocked gown.
Taylor Swift, nominated for Best Original Song for "Sweeter Than Fiction" from One Chance, chose a sweetheart-cut, pre-Fall 2014 gown by Carolina Herrera, which featured a black partial bustier and cherry-red body with a gathered train. Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical winner Amy Adams (for American Hustle) wore a Maison Valentino number with an imitable color scheme, but Adams' pick featured a Merlot-tinted top and an *ACHEM* more risqué plunging neckline.