Katy Perry is currently riding high: she’s got a sure-to-be massive new album, Prism; a successful debut single off said album (“Roar”) and a new signature fragrance because if you throw enough money at a person, they’ll gamely memorize some copy about how they were really “involved” in making a product they have zero experience or expertise making.
But! She is also Katy Perry, which means she will do all of this stuff–release the album, launch the single, say some lines about how she was there for every step of the decision making process–in costume. More
There’s a very silly phenomena specific to the West, in which certain people–generally speaking, those without discernible ability–will themselves famous by showing up to red carpet events wearing… nearly nothing. In recent times, it’s been former girl bander and lover of absurd swimwear Aubrey O’Day, Dancing With the Stars dancing personality Lacey Schwimmer and, most of all, it’s the moment we all learned the name of a Pussycat Doll that didn’t start with Nicole.
Fashion Week has but two days left! We’ve seen a lot of the expected for Spring 2014–bright citrus colors, florals, white looks, unfortunate crop tops and more unfortunate peplums–and a little of the refreshing (trapeze tops! swing coats!). But, thankfully, anchoring so many of Spring collections are a whole lot of wonderful, colorful, wearable shoes.
And when we say wearable, we (mostly) mean it–designers are all about chunky sandals, flatforms and sweet boots for Spring. Here’s a smattering of some lovely shoes from NYFW… More
This summer, red carpets were awash in midsections: Spring/Summer 2013 collections were all tropical and bright (and nostalgic for colonialism), ’90s revivalism dominated style blogs and certain young famous women became increasingly aware that outrageous outfits spawned outraged blog posts (especially effective when trying to shed one’s identity as a wholesome Disney star)–and so, over the past few months, crops and bra tops have become kind of ubiquitous on the red carpet… More
Someday, people will accept the idea that (straight) men and women can be friends, despite the irresistible, all-consuming allure of breasts. More
While we are glad that Aguilera can finally! be! happy! now that she’s noticeably thinner than she used to be, we are kind of bummed that her makeup continues to look like that. More
There is perhaps no moniker more befitting Blake Lively than “Boobs Legsly,” a Fug Girls invention. The blonde bombshell is just as famous for boasting about not needing a stylist as she is for plunging, skintight dresses and slits to her navel.
Tangentially: we hate how slut-shaming that sounds. More
“I don’t like the kind of design that men are like, ‘Oh, God.’ I just don’t like that,” Louboutin says. More
The much-maligned former governor/common woman cosplayer showed up to Fox in one of the more impressively bad outfits she’s worn in recent years–and this is from a woman who frequently looks like she pulls clothes from the rubble of collapsed malls, and adds $1200 shoes. More
We’d like to point out that, accessories included, this outfit cost roughly $5-6000. More
Hey, betches! Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring premieres at Cannes today! The film, which stars Emma Watson as the Worst, is based on a true story about a group of shallow people who robbed rich and famous shallow people. Zeitgeisty!
Anyway, guess what that means? Horrible early/mid ’00s fashion is back! Did you miss whiskered jeans? Louis Vuitton Murakami bags? Purse dogs? Ever-present Frappuccinos? Unapologetic venality? Paris Hilton being marginally relevant?
Hopefully you didn’t. But let’s take a stroll down the worst kind of memory lane with our carefully considered Bling Ring-inspired shopping guide. More
Christian Louboutin has collaborated with some odd bedfellows in the past, but if rumors of his latest collaboration are true, he may well have topped himself with a pair of sneakers made of kale. More
I honestly thought Christian Louboutin was the new Manolo Blahnik, as evidenced by the fact that they wore Louboutins obsessively in Sex and the City 2 (a terrible movie I have probably accidentally watched six or seven times). I never loved that, because Christian Louboutins are pretty uncomfortable, whereas Manolo Blahniks were very comfortable. But maybe I’ll have better luck with THIS new Manolo Blahnik. More
Normally we’re not too fond of the suede thigh-high look–it strikes us as a little too unapologetically Kim Kardashian/Real Housewives of Orange County/Paris Hilton‘s “career as a recording artist.” But Kruger makes it work by keeping everything else so subdued… and also because she’s Diane Kruger and we kind of blindly approve of everything she wears. So… sorry for being a coward. More