Topic: Marilyn-Monroe

10 Awesome Dresses You Can Use For Halloween (And After!)

10 Awesome Dresses You Can Use For Halloween (And After!)

Halloween is fun and great and wonderful… until you end up spending $100+ to cobble together some costume you’ll wear for a single drunken evening before it sinks to the back of your closet, never to be worn again (those whiskey stains don’t help).

So, we’re here to help: these ten dresses will work great for various decade-spanning Halloween costumes… but you can also repeat wear them because they’re not actually costumes. Sure, you might spend a little more, but you also get a nice dress out of it. More »

Extremely Important Fashion & Beauty Moments In Lady Gaga’s New “Applause” Video

Extremely Important Fashion & Beauty Moments In Lady Gaga's New "Applause" Video

Lady Gaga has finally released the music video for her latest single, “Applause,” directed by fashion photography powerhouse Inez & Vinoodh. Since the singer is currently preoccupied with a supposed “exchange” between arts and pop culture (as if one would somehow make the other better?), the video is predictably… arty.

It’s also kind of incoherent–a pastiche of performance, dance sequences and costumes for costumes’ sakes. But since Gaga is some kind of Russian nesting doll of pure expression and radio-friendly hooks–”art’s in pop culture in me”–we know that even her seemingly random fashion and beauty decisions have artistic value.

Using our two and a half semesters of art history class at the junior college, we’re here to guide you through some of the video’s most noteworthy looks. More »