August 11, 2020

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22 Items For Your Pastel Goth Starter Kit

by 14 mins ago

Pastel goth, at the moment, is a micro-trend that lives mostly in the Tumblr blogosphere that incorporates gothic signifiers but subverts them by incorporating pastel shades that you’d normally find in PAAS Easter Egg kit. Hallmarks of pastel goth style usually include, dyed hair in pastel shades and cutesy images combined with skulls, eyeballs, inverted crosses and the like.

Equal parts slightly satirical and genuinely sentimental, pastel goth provides an alternative for those who may feel ~dark~ inside, but candy-colored on the outside. Want to get a head start on pastel goth? Here are some pieces to get you started.

Related: The Met’s ‘Death Becomes Her’ Exhibit Totally Schooled Us On Goth’s Victorian Roots

1. ASOS Embellished Collar Pleat Skater Dress ($86)


2. Sequin Eye Sweatshirt ($46)

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3. Kiss My Butt Tee ($30)

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4. Black Eyeball Stockings ($14)


5. Winged Eyeball Necklace ($12)


6. Vintage Skeleton Bow Hand Clips ($7)


7. Ombre Tights Pink-turquoise ($32)


8. UO Ombre Hair Chalk Set ($10)

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9. Qozmo Platform Heels ($100)


10. Barf Socks ($15)

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11. Laurel Canyon Open Back Blouse ($39)

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12. So Clueless Double Rhinestone Choker ($24)

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13. Everybody Hates Me Cutoff Sleeve ...

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Beyonce Wore A ‘Love On Top’ Romper In London, And So Can You

by 37 mins ago

Now that Beyonce has finished up with touring, she’s been hitting up the art scene in Europe hard. Between family jaunts to the Louvre and taking selfies at London’s annual Frieze Art Fair, she still takes a moment to demolish us with her off-duty looks.

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Really, though. How killer is this romper?

Stylestalker Love on Top RomperShopbop

Good news, Beyhive: Shopbop is still selling this very romper for a cool $143. And in a perfect example of life imitating art or whatever, brand STYLESTALKER named the one-piece its “Love On Top Romper.” Did Bey know that? She had to right? What was that discovery like? And most importantly, why weren’t we there? :(

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Topical Halloween Costume Idea: Fashion People Doing The Ice Bucket Challenge

by 4 mins ago

We LOVE when fashion and the internet come together. So, when the two collided this summer in a perfect storm during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, we couldn’t help but take notice and pocket that for…well, this. While we could simply tell you to pick up the ice bucket costume and add us some extra accoutrements, that just wouldn’t be as much fun. Don’t worry, though. We did all of the grunt work for you in sourcing all of these Fashion Bucket costumes.

Related: Breaking: Anna Wintour Actually Accepted The Ice Bucket Challenge

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

Give your best Conde Nase HBIC with this floral + fur, pageboy wig, and sunglasses, but then make it ~2014 topical~ with the addition of a 1-gallon bucket strewn with tulle with a smattering of ice cubes.

+ Bucket: 1 Gallon Bucket ($3)
+ Tulle: Matte Tulle Fabric ($2)
+ Fake Ice Cubes: Acrylic Ice Cubes Square Shape, 2-Pound Bag ($19)
+ Hot Glue Gun: Surebonder Dual Melt High/Low Temperature Glue Gun ($10)
+ Wig: Brown Bob Wig ($10)
+ Glasses: Oversized D-Frame Sunglasses ($6)
+ Collar: River Island Faux Fur Collar ($23)
+ Dress: Floral Print Maxi Dress ($16)
+ Flip-phone: U350MOCK-Samsung Smooth Flip SCH-u350 Replica Dummy Phone / Toy Phone (Blue) ($6)
+ Magazine: Vogue Magazine October 2014 ($3)

Related: Here’s The Ice Bucket Challenge Halloween Costume You Didn’t Ask For

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The Met’s ‘Death Becomes Her’ Exhibit Totally Schooled Us On Goth’s Victorian Roots

by 12 mins ago

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably noticed that “goth” is having a pretty major moment in the spotlight. Thanks to the ’90s revival, it’s ~trendy~ again. But it’s evolving and mutating, too. “Health goth” is probably the most recent iteration of the all-black-everything fashion movement, which is a trend that seems to be both a parody and retread of street goth and its offshoot ninja goth. This weekend, Lana Del Rey even performed in a cemetery (she joins the likes of Bon Iver, Spoon, and more), which is notable in the sense that a place of rest has now become a venue. What really made us take notice, however, is the Met’s latest exhibit: “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire.”

This is notable because A.) we have a soft spot for all things goth-y in general and, B.) it’s the first time in seven years that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is hosting a fall exhibit at the Anna Wintour Costume Center. We heard the news back in July and were lucky enough to see it IRL—here’s what we took away from the experience.

Death Becomes Her exhibitMetropolitan Museum of Art

The Met’s exhibit consists of 30 outfits, crepe veils, and memento mori jewelry pieces, some of which have never been displayed before. The exhibit attempts to “explore the aesthetic development and ...

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You’re A Hot Glue Gun Away From Being Miley Cyrus This Halloween

by 9 mins ago

Hey Smilers, chances are you haven’t picked out your Halloween costume yet. It’s less than 10 days away, but whatever, things just keep getting in the way, you know? No worries, we got you covered with probably the easiest Miley Cyrus costume to date. It’s comfortable, colorful, and highly ~customizable~. Trust us, no one else will have the same costume as you unless they also spend an entire weekend at the craft store. While we’ve started you off with suggestions to hot glue together—for your assorted necklaces, bracelets, scrunchie-topping, homemade tchotchkes, etc.—the sky is your limit. You can go as far as your imagination will take you. Just free your mind and get your glue gun trigger finger ready.

Related: Watch Miley Cyrus Explain How To Spend $2,000 At Walmart

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+ Air Freshner: Little Trees Extra Strength 1 Pack – Jasmin ($18)
+ Beads: Kids Craft Alphabet Beads, Tub: ($8)
+ Charms: Fashion 20 Silver Tone Enamel Yin Yang Charm Pendants ($5)
+ Candy Necklaces: Candy Necklaces, 6-Pack ($3)
+ Pom Poms: Pepperell Pom Poms, 300Pk ($6)
+ Tank Top: Tie Dye Mania Retro Swirl Tie-Dye Tank Top ($18)
+ Leggings: Psychedelic Fractals Printed Leggings ($39)
+ Scrunchie: Nylon Tricot Scrunchie ($5)
+ Glue Gun: Surebonder Dual Melt High/Low Temperature Glue Gun ($10)


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Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss And More Pay Tribute To Oscar De La Renta

by 26 mins ago

Fashion has lost one of its greats. Last night, Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82, reportedly due to complications from cancer. His loss is felt by fans of fashion, in addition to first ladies, politicians, and celebrities alike, whom he dressed with elegance and taste. In these moments immediately following this tragic news, many of his friends have taken to Twitter and Instagram to publicly pay tribute to the late designer, from musicans such as Taylor Swift, models like Karlie Kloss, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell along with other fashion insiders.

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Vogue Magazine

Naomi Campbell

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Karlie Kloss

Joan Smalls

Jennifer Lopez

Rose McGowen

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Marc Jacobs

Dian Von Furstenberg

Christian Siriano

Zoe Saldana

Lindsay Lohan

Coco Rocha

Regina Spektor

Isaac Mizrahi

Nicky Hilton

In closing, here’s our favorite moment of Oscar de la Renta from Fashion Night Out in 2011, where he sweetly serenaded Sarah Jessica Parker with a live mariachi backing band. RIP Oscar, you will be missed.


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How To Make Your Own ‘Anaconda’ Dancers Group Costume

by 2 mins ago

“Oh my gosh, look at that costume” is probably what you’re going to hear a lot of this year if you and your friends decide to dress up as Nicki Minaj and her troop of “Anaconda”. Since we’ve already covered possible costumes from the best of Queen Bey and her visual album, it only make sense that we highlight Beyonce’s “Flawless” partner in crime. Plus, the visual effect of a crew of jean-shorted, white-tanked, mean-mugging girl army is more than enough to convince us that this is THE costume of the year.

Related Link: Oh My Gosh, Look At Every Outfit From Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Video

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+ Tank: American Apparel Fine Jersey Racerback Tank ($26)
+ Shorts: Urban Outfitters One Teaspoon Classic Bonita Cutoff Cheeky Short ($104)
+ Sports Bra: Victoria’s Secret Angel Sports Bra ($50)
+ Fanny Pack: American Apparel Nylon Cordura Fanny Pack ($22)
+ Sneakers: Nike FS Lite Run ($75)
+ Earrings: Large Heart Shaped Hoop Earrings ($15)
+ Chains: Forever21 Layered Multi-Chain Necklace ($9)

Nicki Minaj, AnacdonaCash Money Records/GIF: Shidokht Shafei

Not pictured: The number of squats you’ll need to do to get Nicki’s booty.

Nicki Minaj, AnacondaCash Money Records/GIF: Shidokht Shafei

Make sure you and your friends practice those dance moves, too. They’ll be as much a part of your costume as the pink fanny packs. If ...

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‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Took ‘Crazy Eyes’ Pretty Literally For This Uzo Aduba Shoot

by 17 mins ago

Uzo Aduba—better known as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren to Orange Is The New Black viewers—appears in Harper’s Bazaar for its “2014 Women Who Dare” feature, and she’s in good company. Aduba joins the ranks of Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, Chloe Sevigny, and New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand.

Uzo AdubaHarper's Bazaar

The Emmy-winning actress opens up about what it means for her personally to be daring, which amounts to “taking all risks and chances.” Uzo elaborates further that “It took me a long time to arrive at that—you know, from my gap teeth to my name. I’m realizing, you don’t need to change anything about yourself. This is who you are, and it’s okay. That’s daring.”

Related: Elle Fanning, Uzo Aduba, Zosia Mamet And More At New York Fashion Week

Uzo AdubaHarper's Bazaar

As for her iconic character, “Crazy Eyes,” we were surprised to read that while crafting the character, the eyes came last. However, that was not the case in the Harper’s Bazaar shoot by Albert Watson. Uzo appears with a Stephen Webster eye pendant and the above Carolina Herrera dress styled with those eye-catching (heh) arm embellishments. Harper’s loves a theme, and we do, too. Did you catch that the fringe doubles as eyelashes? SO GOOD.

Read about the Uzo Aduba feature and check out the rest of Bazaar‘s “2014 Women Who Dare” at!

The 11 Best Zombie Makeup Tutorials For Your ‘Walking Dead’ Costume

by 13 mins ago

From the minute we wake up from our slumber to the moment we crawl back into our crypts at the end of the day, we think about Halloween. Maybe it’s because it’s the one holiday that encourages you to dress up, try on different looks based on mood, and generally express yourself and your personal style through the use of fashion, beauty and copious amounts of fake blood. What’s not to love?

We’ve been giving a lot of thought to what to be this year, and naturally, with the season premiere of The Walking Dead kicking off last night, we’re big into zombies right now. Just in case you too have the undead on the brain (pun unintended), we’re sharing the findings of our zombie makeup tutorial k-hole. Because, TBH, when *aren’t* zombies a great Halloween costume? Here’s some of the best how-tos from around the web.

1. This video of zombie makeup tips from The Walking Dead

This is actually a video from the guys behind The Walking Dead, so you know it’s gonna be good. Who knew that a little bit of oatmeal could provide “dirty, rotten skin”? Oatmeal: It’s not just for breakfast anymore. More makeup tips from the team at AMC can be found here.

2. This Warm Bodies-inspired “R” tutorial

Michelle Phan gives us a handsomer zombie alternative in this makeup-based tutorial.

3. This fan-made Walking Dead makeup tutorial

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Lady Gaga And Asia’s 6 Best Matching Looks

by 21 mins ago

You know how people say dogs can look like their owners? Well, if you’re Lady Gaga‘s dog Asia, you dress like your owner. Pretty frequently, actually. Gaga and Asia recently stepped out in matching t-shirts–Gaga in a baby pink Keith Haring tee and Asia in a baseball one–when we realized: hey, this isn’t the first time these two have matched. Below are six of our favorite matchy-matchy looks from the duo–check ‘em out!

1. Pink Pop Art

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Gags and Asia in their matching tees. No heels or fishnets for Asia, fortunately.

2. White Lace Errything

Mother Monster stepped out in midriff-baring a white bustier and a sheer lace skirt while Asia was modestly dressed in a slightly more demure white terrycloth bath robe with adorable pink accents.

3. Cozy Coordination

Dang, Gaga and Asia have even their comfy coordination game on lock. Gaga wore a knit gray sweater dress with ribbed detailing, while Asia wore the same thing but in pink. Guess pink is her ~signature color~.

4. Head Games

Gaga and Asia even match accessories! They’ve matched accessories before, but nothing quite this regal. While Gaga wore this crown first, she let her pal try it on during a nap.

Who wore it better, though? That is one fancy dog, eh?

5. The Game Changer

Not only does Asia dress like Gaga, Gaga dresses like Asia. The jeweled detail on the Cheek to Cheek singer’s collar, sleeves and earrings match Asia’s bling. Also, those ears–hello.

6. The Suite Life

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