Stop the presses: Bad Gal RiRi has been named creative director of the women’s division at PUMA. The star will not only oversee the direction of its collection, but she’ll also act as a brand ambassador alongside Usain Bolt and Mario Balotelli.

PUMA Creative Director Rihanna

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This is hardly Rihanna’s first foray into fashion, as the singer has previously collaborated with brands including MAC, Balmain, and Gucci. PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden called the decision a natural one, saying, “Her global profile, her charisma and individuality, her ambition – all these things make her a perfect ambassador for our brand. . . . We’re delighted to have her as a partner, and we’re looking forward to what’s to come.” Not one to waste any time, Rihanna had her first creative meeting yesterday at the company’s headquarters in Germany.

We love seeing our favorite Barbadian take on fashion, but we plead with one last request: “Please don’t stop the music.”

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 16, 2014

Chances are Friends has been a part of your life in one way or another. Maybe you swore by Rachel’s obsession-worthy haircut. Or you simply take in a late-night rerun on occasion. But now? It’s about to become part of your Netflix queue. Come January 1, the entire series will hit the streaming site for your binge-watching pleasure.

As someone who happens to be mid-Friends marathon, I can assure you that starting from the beginning is worth it for the style alone. Think slip dresses and high-waisted pants on the ladies. And ridiculously voluminous shirts and sweater vests on the men. All kind of amazing in their own way.

It’s the kind of TV that will have you hoping for a slew of 2015 snow days. Or is that just me?

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 16, 2014

Versace has named Madonna, notorious icon of the 80s, 90s, and well, the indefinite future, its spokesperson for the fourth time. Madonna replaces last year’s face (and rumored rival) Lady Gaga in next spring’s campaign: a 12-page spread where she appears ageless, wild, and every bit in step with her younger self.

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This latest collaboration between the superstar and the luxury fashion house will appear in Vanity Fair and the American, French, and Italian editions of Vogue. Of Madonna’s persona, Donatella Versace tells the New York Times, “She is her own woman, a role model who shows other women how we can do what we want, and get what we want, and do so for all of our lives, with no compromise.”

Madonna’s triumphant return marks 10 years since her last partnership with Versace. For the woman who literally taught us how to vogue, it’s only right that she revisit the pages to remind us how it’s done.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 8, 2014

If you’ve ever questioned which friendships are worth fighting for, how loud is too loud, or whether you can wear booty shorts and still be called a feminist (answer: yes), Lena Dunham is here to set the record straight. ask-lena

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In anticipation of her September 30 Not That Kind of Girl book release, the Girls star offers sage advice in a fearlessly frank video series titled Ask Lena. In each hilarious installment of the 12-part video series, she answers real questions submitted by fans. Topics range from provocative dressing to “unfunny girlfriends.”

I would highly recommend giving the show a watch to tide you over until her book release. Divvy it up at two videos a day – or if you’re a binge-watcher like me, watch them all right now.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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September 24, 2014

It’s Friday night. You come home from work, grab a beverage of choice, and flip on E! to hear which B***h Stole My Look. (At least that’s my routine.) Following the tragic loss of comedian Joan Rivers, the fate of her show, Fashion Police, has been up in the air. Thankfully, her beloved daughter and executive producer, Melissa Rivers, confirmed that the show will be returning in January.

So watch out, A-listers. The show that notoriously calls out celebrities’ good (and horribly bad) fashion choices will hit the red carpet just in time for awards season – the Golden Globes, to be exact. The network hasn’t officially announced who will replace its joke-cracking star. All we know is, they’ll have some pretty big (and downright fabulous) shoes to fill. Stay tuned.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 24, 2014

Beyoncé and Jay Z have been subjected to the rumor mill quite often lately. Are they pregnant? Divorcing? According to Dash Radio host DJ Skee, the power couple is working on a joint album to be released later this year or early next. No word on the record’s title yet, but fingers crossed that Blue Ivy will be featured on another track with her mom (and this time her dad, too).

An entire album of “Bonnie and Clyde” proportions? Yep, you’re not the only one trying to stay calm.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 19, 2014

Betsey Johnson is best described by the word “fun,” so it was only fitting that for her Dancing with the Stars debut she shimmied to Cyndi Lauper’s anthem “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” One of the oldest contestants to ever perform in the competitive series, Betsey wore a tulle-trimmed pink tutu and an electric blue lace top. Layered over that ensemble was a cheeky black and pink leopard-print bra.

As colorful as Betsey looked, an unfortunate wardrobe snafu happened during the routine. When her feather boa prop caught on a clothing rack, she stopped short. “As much as I screwed up, my fans loved me for it. I ended the dance with a Gloria Gaynor kind of cartwheel and split to say, ‘I Will Survive,'” she told WWD. Lucky for the spunky designer, she (and dance partner Tony Dovolani) made it to the next round.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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September 18, 2014

It’s no secret that the lifestyles of the rich and famous aren’t always the most humble. Multiple homes. 10-carat engagement rings. Chrome-covered cars. But $2 million shoes? That’s where the line should be drawn. Not so for Nick Cannon, the host of America’s Got Talent, who is gaining a lot of attention for the diamond-encrusted loafers he sported on Tuesday night’s finale.

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Image via details.com

According to Justin Fenner, associate online style editor at details.com, the shoes are the work of Jacob of Beverly Hills. “Over 14,000 round white diamonds – roughly 340 carats – were set into white gold and then affixed to the shoes,” Justin says. “The entire process took nearly a year to complete.”

Let’s ignore the fact that there are plenty of more important things one can do with $2 million, like, say, feed a family of four for 133 years. Nick’s showstopping shoes are currently with the Guinness Book of World Records for consideration as the most expensive shoes in the world.

Wow. How about a nice pair of leather loafers instead? This pair by Cole Haan is timeless, can be dressed up or down, and won’t scream “Post-Divorce Midlife Crisis” while you’re walking down the street. Promise.

Read more at details.com.

By Lindsey Doolittle, Men’s Assistant Fashion Editor

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September 17, 2014

The magazine world is really delivering this September. A star roster of supermodels covers Vogue, Rihanna looks wild on W, and now Beyoncé is dropping jaws with her CR Fashion Book spotlight. The glossy’s fifth issue comes out on September 4 – Queen Bey’s birthday, obviously – with a high-fashion spread devoted to the culture-dominating idol. And yes, it even includes a very chic Chanel surfboard. Excuse me, surfbort.

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Image via New York Magazine: The Cut

The front cover teases with a sequined mask covering Beyoncé’s face. On the opposite side she appears in all her glory, wearing a voluminous floral Yohji Yamamoto garment. Inside, the Carine Roitfeld–led magazine opted for a prose poem, written by the singer, instead of an article. The rest of the spread, shot by Pierre Debusschere, displays looks from Comme des Garçons, CÉLINE, and Saint Laurent.

Last month, critics debated whether or not Mrs. Carter is a fashion icon. I’m pretty sure this feature puts those questions to rest.

Read more over on New York Magazine: The Cut.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 28, 2014

Normally when it comes to red carpet fashion, all eyes are on the leading (and supporting!) ladies. Post–awards show, the Internet is abuzz with “What was she thinking?” and “Oh my, she really nailed it.” But now it’s time to pay the men of the Emmy Awards the respect they so deserve. In old-school formal outfits, a whole lot of blue, and some fresh takes on traditional tuxes, these guys dressed to impress. But who came out on top?

Emmys Best-Dressed Men

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GQ cast its vote in a recent articleSeth Meyers in navy Valentino (pictured above) hit it out of the park – not only with his dapper tux and bow tie, but with his monologues too. Bryan Cranston in Ralph Lauren Black Label proved that when you channel Clark Gable, you win a boatload of Emmys.

And then there was Ryan Sweeting in a striking blue tuxedo jacket. “We really expected the night’s A-list TV actors to make bolder moves on the red carpet,” said Matt Sebra of GQ. “Not the tennis pro husband of that blond girl from the Big Bang Theory. But the actors didn’t, Sweeting did, and that’s why he makes the list.” (Hey Ryan, can I borrow your jacket? I promise I’ll give it back.)

See other Emmy standouts at GQ.

By Lindsey Doolittle, Men’s Assistant Fashion Editor

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August 27, 2014