Ask Lena: Girls Star Shares Advice on YouTube

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

Ring the Alarm: Fashion Police to Return in January

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

The Latest Bey & Jay Gossip? Good News for Once

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 Just Wants to Have Fun – Dancing on TV

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

Nick Cannon Debuts $2 Million Diamond Loafers

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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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

Beyoncé Stars in a September Issue (Surfbort Included)

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

The 2014 Emmy Awards Best-Dressed List: Men’s Edition

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?

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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

The 2014 Emmy Awards Best-Dressed List

BY JACKIE NASSER, RUE LA LA FASHION DIRECTOR

 

Last night, the biggest stars of television partied in Los Angeles for the Emmys. Red was definitely the color of the night, with Claire Danes, January Jones, and Christina Hendricks all choosing the striking shade.

On stage, there were hilarious presenters (check out Jimmy Kimmel’s roasting of Matthew McConaughey here), a surprising kiss between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston, and a Breaking Bad sweep. But the real winners of the night were on the red carpet. See who made my top-five list below.

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August 26, 2014

Wild Child: Rihanna Stuns in W Magazine

“Bad girl” RiRi is no stranger to the exotic. Covering the September issue of W magazine, the singer and fashion icon channels her wild side to the extreme. The result? Nothing short of stunning.

Rocking a pierced septum, the singer wears tribal war paint, leather, suede, and lots of skin in the artistic spread. At one point, she’s even surrounded by a pack of wolves while wearing a fierce fur getup, complete with dramatic makeup and jewelry.

Whether she’s showing off her party animal ways or portraying an actual animal, Rihanna never ceases to amaze us.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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August 13, 2014

Kids These Days: Teens Watch Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell saved my before-school mornings. The infamous 90s sitcom turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, The Fine Brothers invited a group of teens onto their YouTube series, filming reactions as the teen guests watched the Bayside High gang for the first time. Included in the bunch is outspoken Maisie Williams, who you may recognize as Arya Stark from Games of Thrones.

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August 11, 2014