We should have known there was more to those rainbow highlights than a desire to be on trend! Britney Spears, who’s no stranger to communicating through the state of her hair, debuted turquoise and pink dip-dyed tips this weekend for an appearance at the iHeart Radio music festival. Aside from the fact that she hasn’t changed her hair colour in a few years (which, for Britney, is a very good thing) we didn’t think anything of it—until the video for Christina Aguilera‘s new single “Your Body” debuted this afternoon. You guessed it: Christina has the exactly same rainbow dip-dye style. Read more »
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Do Britney Spears’ and Christina Aguilera’s matching rainbow dip-dye hairstyles signal the return of their pop star rivalry?
“It’s a blessing and a curse,” Sky Ferreira opines about the conflicting aspects of her sound, a duality in tastes that has seen her through gritty Debbie Harry–esque melodies to raw Jon Brion–produced ballads. The 19-year-old singer is a bit of a dichotomy herself: she will unabashedly profess her adoration for Britney Spears in the same breath as her love for David Bowie, and makes no apologies for being tricky to label.
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Gone are the days of teenage style icons (okay, maybe not the eternally best-dressed Fanning sisters), when Britney Spears’ plaid miniskirts were the norm. A British study by retailer CC has found that a woman reaches her sartorial prime at age 35. Three out of four women felt their style improved after their 20s with one in three women saying they looked the best they ever had in their 30s.
What gives? Apparently it all comes down to self-confidence, wisdom and maturity. Empowered mid-30-year-olds know how to reference the latest trends with enough confidence to carry them off.
So naturally, we made a list of our personal style icons (think: Chloë Sevigny, Kate Lanphear, Vanessa Paradis, the list goes on) and found that—shocker—they’re all around 35.
And it doesn’t stop at 35. Arguably the best part of this whole study was that iconoplast Helen Mirren beat out Kate Middleton (another 30-year-old) as the celebrity woman most considered to be in her prime. She’s 66! We can’t say we’re surprised though—have you seen her in a bikini? She’s a total knockout.
It’s high time we recognize the style contributions of the mature set. The success of blogs like Advanced Style has shown that style doesn’t fade with age. We aspire to dress like those women. Just look at two of M.A.C’s most recent collections: Carine Roitfeld and Iris Apfel. Both mature ladies and both with closets we’d gladly dive into.
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By David Livingstone
Louis Vuitton show for Spring 2012 opened with the tinkling of a music box and the rising of a scrim to reveal a carousel carrying girls in pale dresses on cream-coloured ponies. It might have seemed a saccharine set-up, but such a response could just be a bad case of not getting it. The news of the season is gentle news. That’s what Marc Jacobs got so right at Louis Vuitton. All the white and those whitened pastels—a key colour trend, favoured by both traditionalists such as Ralph Lauren and more experimental types such as Christopher Kane and Hussein Chalayan—might have appeared to be borrowed from a bag of miniature marshmallows. But the candied palette was not there simply to satisfy a sweet tooth. It also appeals to a Bluetooth appetite when dished out in fabrics that are marvels of modern technology—things like foam organza, silk cellophane and laser-cut leatherette. For the theory-minded, it’s tempting to conclude from the fact that we live in times when you see toddlers dressed in skull patterns and infants swaddled in camo-print blankets that it’s only logical their moms should start playing with pink and baby blue. Read more »
From Anne Hathaway to Britney Spears, celebrity brides-to-be have been sporting some serious bling on their ring fingers and it’s no question that their dresses are sure to be as dazzling. Check out Weddingbells’ top gown picks for 5 of the most talked about brides-to-be!
Growing up Gomez: Selena Gomez is leaving the kiddie shows behind and moving on to more adult pursuits
By Dennis Hensley
On her new album, When the Sun Goes Down, Selena Gomez sings about self-acceptance (“Who Says”), infatuation (“Whiplash,” which Britney Spears co-wrote) and taming a misbehaving guy (“That’s More Like It,” co-written by Katy Perry). Yet when asked which track reveals the most about her, Gomez ditches the hearts and flowers and goes right for the jugular. “‘Bang Bang Bang’ is probably the most personal,” she says, referring to a snarky kiss-off anthem directed toward an ex, in which she coos put-downs like, “My new boy used to be a model…he looks way better than you” and “When I’m out having fun, you’re gonna be the one that’s broken.”
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Meaning: A belief—religious or secular—that the apocalypse is coming, or, more germanely, a belief that the apocalypse is coming in our time.
Usage: Paraphrasing Ferris Bueller: “I don’t believe in apocalypticism, or any -ism for that matter.”
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Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards was certainly full of news, from Beyoncé’s big baby reveal to Katy Perry’s four outfit changes to Lady Gaga’s first public appearance as her drag alter ego Joe Calderone, who had previously only been seen on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan last September. Who though, tops the list as the best dressed?