April 28, 2017

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Celebrate National Cat Day With 19 Photos Of Cats Wearing Clothes

by 29 mins ago

Whether you knew it already or not, today is National Cat Day. According to NationalCatDay.com (because what other source would you trust with accurate information on this holiday?), the day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige in an effort to encourage prospective cat owners to adopt rescues and to give fur mommies another annual excuse to pamper their babies. Today, we’re taking to the internet, trying to help spread the celebration message. But also just using it as an excuse to look at cats wearing clothes. Either way, you’re welcome. Now, to the cat pix.

1. Check out this guy who’s ready for a fancy meal.

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2. This one could be modeling for Marc by Marc Jacobs circa Spring/Summer 2013.

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3. This dude in a leather moto t-shirt is one tough hombre.

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4. But this one with a helmet looks ready for the open road.

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5. Two kittens in knit frog hats are definitely better than one.

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6. And this selfless cat actually wants to celebrate you today.

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7. Not sure I’ve ever even seen a human do the Western look this well.

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8. And this maribou-ed and chapeau-ed cat is a picture perfect lady who lunches.

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9. Isn’t this a Scottish fold after Taylor Swift’s heart?

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10. Meanwhile, I’m pretty sure this one is called “Kitty Purry.”

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Here Are 2 Extremely Easy Ariana Grande Halloween Costume Ideas

by 43 mins ago

So, you wanna be Ariana Grande this Halloween? Well, you’re in luck. Not only have we devoted our entire October to helping you dress as your faves like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus this All Hallows’ Eve, but Ari just might be the easiest to pull together a costume for thanks to her love of ’60s mod and all that HAIR.

Mod ‘Problem’ Ariana

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This pre-packaged ’60s mod costume is almost an exact match for Ariana’s 2014 Billboard Awards performance outfit. Wear it with a light brown wig tied up into a half-up, half-down ‘do, and you’re set!

+ Dress: Adult Mod Cookie Costume ($25)
+ Boots: Women’s White Go-Go Boots ($35)
+ Wig: Hot Caramel Brown Wig ($25)

Ariana’s Ponytail

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Find a Cousin It (from The Addams Family) costume. Remove the hat and glasses. Ta-da—you’re Ariana Grande’s ponytail! (Cat ear headband optional.)

+ Costume: Cousin It Costume ($130)

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Here Are 3 Easy Ways To Dress Like Kanye West This Halloween

by 19 mins ago

Listen, we’re big fans of Kanye West, so the idea of dressing like him has crossed our minds more than a few times even outside of Halloween. Granted, he’s a fashion god, so it’s difficult to get that exact level of swag down, but for Halloween, you’re allowed a little latitude so long as you hit an approximation of the look. Enter us bearing the following Kanye West costume ideas. You might not be able to get your hands on a real Margiela mask, but with a little elbow grease, we’ll get you pretty darn close.

Margiela Masked Kanye

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The outfit itself is fairly simple to replicate since Ye is big into minimalism right now, but you’ll need a crafty hand and this tutorial to really nail the gem-laden Margiela face-covering. The clothes (shoes, especially) might be a bit of an investment, but the good news is: They’re so cool, you’ll WANT to wear them long after Halloween.

+ Jacket: Forever 21 Colorblocked Bomber Jacket ($33)
+ Shirt: KNYEW E-Long Scoop Tee ($48)
+ Pants: Drifter Cade Sweatpants ($80)
+ Chain: H.H.B The 15MM Jumbo Cuban Chain Necklace in Gold ($38)
+ Shoes: Ransom Alta Mid Desert Boot ($140)
+ Head Form: 10 1/2″ Tall Foam Head Form ($5)
+ Duct Tape: Staples Utility Duct Tape ($9)
+ Tweezers: e.l.f. professional Perfect Tweezers ($2)
+ Rhinestones: Darice The Big One Bag Of Round Crystal Rhinestones ( Read More →

This Beyonce Fanfic Is Basically The Fashion Version Of Chuck Norris Facts

by 27 mins ago

If you’re anything like me, you spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about what Beyonce might be doing at any given moment. For example, this weekend, I was walking around the Tribeca neighborhood of NYC (where Bey and Jay reportedly live), and immediately upon exiting the subway and hitting the cobblestone walks, I wondered, “Is this a street Beyonce takes or does she make sure to avoid it because the uneven walk is treacherous when she’s in Louboutins? OR better yet, does she actually just glide over roads and walkways without setting foot on them?”

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If you, too, are prone to this hyperbolic imagining of Beyonce’s life as Queen of Everything™, then this Twitter just might be for you. Basically, the highly LOL account—run by fashion devotee and funny dude Spencer Niemetz—dispatches fictional updates on Beyonce’s life off stage and out of the public eye. The result is basically the fashion version of those Chuck Norris facts that swept the internet in the late 2000s.

We find out what Beyonce does with Coach handbags:

And how she handles upsetting news:

We find out what’s really in her bag:

We’re let in on her magic beauty secrets:

We’re jealous of this special power the most, TBH:

She sends dressing room pics to friends to help her shop:

And we realize that sometimes Bey just has different shopping woes:

And doing her hair goes differently:

Getting dressed goes a little differently, too:

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Justin Bieber’s New Hairstyle Is Really Speaking To Me

by 23 mins ago

Some artists are defined by their iconic outfits. Take Michael Jackson and his band jackets for example. Or Madonna and that inimitable Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra. Others have signature hairstyles they will always be known for. Lady Gaga has her hair bow, and no matter how much older he gets or how his mane changes, the “Justin Bieber haircut” will always look like this:

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Those swoopy banged days are over (and have been for a few years now, TBH), but that doesn’t keep me from paying attention to his every snip and split end to this day. What’s the latest in breaking Bieber hair news? This Adidas headbanded style. It’s a whole lotta look:

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This isn’t the first time Biebsy has dabbled in headbands. There have been skinny elastic ones and paisley 2Pac-channelling bandana ones, but this sweatband he wore for a quick trip to the mall and also posed in for a Shots selfie is reeeeeeally speaking to me. What’s it saying? Oh, y’know, a bunch of stuff!

Here’s a sampling:

I’m what you might call an “eligible bachelor” now.

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In other words, hey, ladies!

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Harry Styles thinks he’s the only one who can wear a headband? Pffft, bye.

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Here’s A Way You And All Your Friends Can Be Beyonce For Halloween

by 27 mins ago

Halloween is tough as it is. But when there are only so many prominent female figures in pop culture at the moment, you’re likely to find yourself in a squabble or two about who calls dibs on being Beyonce for Halloween. If this sounds like you and your friends, we have a solution for you! Why don’t you each pick a version of Queen Bey from her visual album which dropped December of last year (just too late to be a 2013 Halloween costume contender)? This way, everyone gets to be Beyonce! At least for a night.

Think that sounds like a lot of work or like you’ll be dropping a lot of coin to look like Her Royal Bey-ness? It’s really not, we promise. We even did most of the heavy-lifting for you already—peep our costume shopping guides for “Pretty Hurts,” “Haunted,” “Blow,” “No Angel,” “Mine,” “***Flawless,” and “Grown Woman” below!

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+ Dress: Rosewe yellow bandage dress ($20)
+ Sash: Blank white satin sash ($3)
+ Marker: Black Sharpie permanent marker ($7/dozen)
+ Gloves: White elbow-length gloves ($7)
+ Earrings: Triple drop dangle rhinestone earrings ($9)

Haunted

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+ Cape: Forever 21 classic cape blazer ($32)
+ Blazer: Forever 21 structured two-tone blazer ($38)
+ Shirt: ASOS fitted shirt ($47)
+ Tie: ASOS velvet bow tie ($15)
+ Pants: River Island pinstripe pant ($76)

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4 Easy ‘American Horror Story’ Halloween Costumes You Can Totally Do Yourself

by 1 min ago

Think putting together a costume that’s both spooky and culturally relevant is impossible? Look no further than the veritable hot bed of inspiration that is American Horror Story. Specifically, this Freak Show season which (finally!!!) premiered last night. If you’re looking to let your freak flag fly this All Hallows’ Eve, here are four DIY costume ideas that are totally easy.

Related: 7 Reasons To Be Stoked For ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

KATHY BATES

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Truth be told, you could just slap on a beard and that would be that, but this is also a pretty good excuse to cop that fringed statement piece you’ve been eyeing all summer. Just be sure to practice your Pennsylvania-by-way-of-Kathy-Bates accent.

+ WRAP DRESS: $85.69

+ LACE KIMONO JACKET: $59.99

+ HEADBAND: $4.80

+ NECKLACE: $9.50

+ BEARD: $9.99

ANGELA BASSETT

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She may not make her episodic debut until next week, but Angela Bassett’s three breasted woman might be the MOST culturally relevant look of the bunch. This one will take a little finessing of the fake chest plates, but if you layer them and pop over a bandeau, you’ll be making headlines in no time.

+ SUPER DROOPER BOOBS: $9.99

+ LEOPARD BELT: $10.90

+ FISHNET CROPTOP: $15.80

+ BANDEAU: $3.80

+ FLORAL SKIRT: $19.90

+ CURLERS: $8.99

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Here, we have Dot and Bette–played expertly by Sarah Paulson–this one is a little more ...

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The Definitive Style Ranking Of ‘Hocus Pocus’ Characters

by 1 hour ago

Smell that? That odor of candy corn wafting through the air means Halloween is upon us. And if you’re anything like me, that probably means you’re coordinating your annual Hocus Pocus viewing party right about now. It’s just one of those feel-good seasonal movies about women coming back from the dead to eat children’s souls that you can’t not watch year after year after year, you know?

It’s also a timeless classic that boasts some of film’s most fashionable fictional characters. In honor and support of that FACT, here’s the definitive style ranking of the biggest Hocus Pocus characters, according to me. (If you have re-ranking suggestions, you can try taking them up with me in the comments or on Twitter, but … *achem*)

21. Emily Binx

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She doesn’t get much air time (SPOILER ALERT: she dies pretty early), but that’s not why she’s ranked so low. There’s just not a whole lot to this look. And sure, Chanel Paris-Dallas is sort of bringing back Puritan chic, but I’m just not buying it. BYE EMILY!

20. Book

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Buhhhh, OK, for starters Book is made of HUMAN SKIN, so goodbye. But also, Celtic accessories (or are these considered tattoos??? IDK) are soooo early aughts. I guess given that this movie premiered in the early ’90s, that makes Book ahead of the trend, but this is 2014 and I’m saying no to you, Book.

19. Fake Cop

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Indie Band YACHT Releases Super Cool Sunglasses Collaboration

by 27 mins ago

Amidst the Nicki Minaj-for-Target and Kanye West-for-A.P.C. collections of the world, seeing an indie band get into the collaborative design game feels pretty darn unique. That’s why we were so stoked to find out that YACHT was teaming up with Chilli Beans eyewear for a special range of sunglasses.

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The band’s “Make Your Face Smile” collection features 11 different shades which take classic shapes and apply YACHT’s unique aesthetic spin—all crisp and clean, all black and white. And there’s something for everyone, from the timeless go-to style of The Black Standard ($65) to the kitschy novelty Eskimo Glasses ($65).

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YACHT cites a variety of inspirations for the collection like Yayoi Kusama, Milan’s Memphis Collective, and the translucent straps of Swatch watches in the ’90s, but always infused with the duo’s unique point of view. There are hidden third-eyes in certain frames, and some standard temple screws are replaced with triangles. “Whenever we’re designing anything,” explained Jona Bechtolt, “we look at something and what’s already in place and think about how we can make them more interesting or break them.”

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This marks the second time YACHT has surprised us with a curveball foray into the fashion and beauty space—the first being the band’s rollerball Shangri-La perfume, which Jona and Claire created with OLO in timing with their ...

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#TBT: That Time Will Smith Perfectly Explained Shopping With Your Parents

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Today is Will Smith‘s birthday. In honor of this blessed day (and #TBT), we’ve decided to take a look back at one of the Fresh Prince’s most timeless classics: “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Not only does its video feature the coolest bedroom in the history of ever, the song outlines exactly how every style-conscious teen (this writer included—sorry, Mom!) has felt AT SOME POINT about shopping with their parents.

I remember one year
My mom took me school shopping
It was me, my brother, my mom, oh, my pop, and my little sister
All hopped in the car—we headed downtown to the Gallery Mall

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My mom started bugging with the clothes she chose
I didn’t say nothing at first—I just turned up my nose
She said, “What’s wrong? This shirt cost $20″
I said, “Mom, this shirt is plaid with a butterfly collar!”

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The next half hour was the same old thing
My mother buying me clothes from 1963

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And then she lost her mind and did the ultimate
I asked her for Adidas and she bought me Zips!

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I said, “Mom, what are you doing, you’re ruining my rep”
She said, “You’re only sixteen, you don’t have a rep yet”
I said, “Mom, let’s put these clothes back, please”
She said “no, you go to school to learn not for a fashion show”

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I said, “This isn’t Sha Na Na, come on Mom, I’m not Bowzer
Mom, please put back the bell-bottom ...

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