Lately it seems as if Tom Ford is Justin Timberlake‘s own personal stylist! Ford designed 600 individual pieces for Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour, which kicked off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York this week. Aside from 8 different outfits for Timberlake himself, the designer created original looks for all the backup dancers, band members, and vocalists. This is the first time Ford has crafted an entire wardrobe for a world tour, but he and Timberlake are certainly not strangers — Ford designed the ensembles for the singer’s “Suit & Tie” video as well as his 20/20 Experience album artwork, and also dressed him for the 2013 Grammy Awards. “Justin has great personal style and knows what he wants, which makes designing for him an absolute pleasure,” Ford said in a statement. “He is a tremendous talent and has a kind of effortless cool that makes classic menswear tailoring modern.” Catch all the designs in action by picking up tickets to Justin’s 20/20 Experience World Tour here, some dates still have tickets available!
In celebration of M.I.A.’s new album Matangi — which drops today — we picked our three favorite looks from her recently released collaboration with Versus Versace. The M.I.A. x Versus Versace 19-piece collection was inspired by all of the counterfeit Versace items found in London markets. The singer put a streetwear twist on variations of Versace’s iconic designs, like the gold Medusa head and colorful Greek frieze. Featuring kaleidoscope prints, the line includes pieces for men and women, from T-Shirts and printed jeans to silk shirts, jersey dresses and military-inspired outerwear. As for M.I.A.’s music, her highly anticipated fourth album has 15 songs including the 2012 hit “Bad Girls,” and already-previewed tracks “Bring The Noize,” “Y.A.L.A.,” and “Come Walk With Me.” The record is named for Matangi, a 5,000-year-old Hindu goddess who governs speech, music, knowledge and the arts — which the singer stumbled upon when browsing the internet. Coincidentally enough, M.I.A.’s actual moniker is Mathangi (nearly identical to that of the goddess), so she felt an affinity with her ancient namesake and the album title was born. We got a sneak preview of the new tunes at SPIN & Soho House’s Satellite Nights event on Tuesday night, where M.I.A.—er, Mathangi—performed with a gaggle of backup dancers to fans including Lorde, Alexander Wang, Timo Weiland, and InStyle‘s editor Ariel Foxman. A chaotic thunderstorm of hip-hop, bhangra, punk, and pop with spitfire raps and intense wordplay, Matangi definitely delivers. Be sure to check out the album on iTunes right now, and shop the entire M.I.A. x Versus Versace capsule collection at versace.com.
Miley Cyrus is showing no signs of stopping her “movement,” and we can’t stop listening to her. The 20-year-old singer, who just released her fourth studio album Bangerz yesterday, stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and sang a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop” in Brady Bunch style with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots without twerking, midriffs, or dancing bears. It’s similar to Fallon’s classroom series, where he and his Late Night team sing covers with artists, like “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke, using low-fi instruments, but this time, they just beatboxed the tune. Click to watch the full two minute and 33 second video and we have to admit, this video performance shows off her talent — and redeems the young star.
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Miley Cyrus is officially making a bang with her fourth studio album Bangerz, which hit iTunes and stores today. The 20-year-old singer isn’t a stranger to the news and since June, she has been making headlines with her latest album when the first single, “We Can’t Stop” hit the airwaves and her music video quickly became the most viewed on Vevo in just 24 hours. And who could forget her twerking performance at the VMAs followed by the release of her boundary-pushing video for the ballad “Wrecking Ball?” Long before her midriff-wearing and punk rock crop days, Cyrus was just a 13-year-old who landed the bubbly lead role in Disney’s Hannah Montana alongside her father, Billy Ray Cyrus. Click through our gallery to see her transformation of our favorite 13 photos of the star, and be sure to check out her Bangerz album available on iTunes right now.
We’re 99% sure you’ve heard this one, but you may not know much about the musician who sings it. The details: Lorde recently snagged the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her hit song’ “Royals,” beating out Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” and Katy Perry‘s “Roar” and it doesn’t look like she’s slowing down anytime soon. According to Billboard, Lorde is the youngest singer to sit at the top of the Hot 100 since 1987, when 16 (and one month) year old Tiffany’s single “I Think We’re Alone Now” took over the charts. So, who is she? Three things to know:
1. She’s From New Zealand
Lorde was born Ella Yelich-O’Connor and hails from Auckland, New Zealand. She has since moved stateside and turns 17-years-old on November 16th.
2. She Signed with Universal Records at Age 12
After she signed a development deal with Universal Records, Lorde went on to release her first EP, “The Love Club” this past September featuring five original songs. Her debut studio album entitled Pure Heroine followed shortly after which includes her hits “Royals,” and “Tennis Court,” along with eight new songs.
3. “Royals” Has Already Been Covered
Back in August, 21-year-old Selena Gomez sang a cover of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” during her concert in Vancouver as part of her Stars Dance Tour.
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It’s safe to say that the Britney Spears we’ve grown to know and love is back! The 31-year old singer premiered her latest music video for “Work B**ch“ on The CW last night, the first single from her eighth studio album, which is due out this December. Spears proved she can still dance whether she is in the desert or a club, wearing a bikini or a pink and blue Georges Chakra silk cut-out gown standing in a pool filled with sharks. In the Ben Mor-directed video, the singer also paid homage to Las Vegas, where she will begin her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino starting on December 27th. As the new performer on the strip, seasoned Las Vegas veteran Celine Dion gave some words of advice for Spears during an ET Canada interview reported by People. Dion advised Spears to “find a balance between the artist that she is and the mother, and to try and find an emotional balance to cope with those two and be the best of both worlds.” Looking back on Spears’ near-15-year career, we’re confident she’ll know how to…work it.
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This might be Britney Spears‘ biggest comeback ever and she never looked so good! The singer revealed on her Instagram account a sneak peek of her new music video for the single, “Work B**ch” off of her upcoming album due out in December. The 10 second video, with the caption reading, “ATTENTION PEOPLE!!! Just a lil taste to hold y’all over,” gives a quick look at Spears in a two-piece ensemble with backup dancers flanked by her side in the middle of the desert with a white Lamborghini in the background. The world premiere of the new music video will premiere on October 1st on The CW, and the 31-year old singer is already getting to work as she recently confirmed her two-year Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino starting on December 27th. It’s been almost 15 years since Spears released her first album, and she’s proving she’s not going anywhere. Click below to watch the sneak peek of “Work B**ch!”
Watch This Cute Video of Ariana Grande Rapping to Broadway Tunes with Jimmy Fallon, Plus Shop Her Look for Under $80!Sep 10, 2013 @ 12:47 pm
If you haven’t heard about Ariana Grande yet, you’re about to! The 20-year old The Way crooner sang several ballads of rap songs like Jay Z’s 99 Problems, Cypress Hill’s Insane in the Brain, and Macklemore’s Thrift Shop to the glitzy sounds of Broadway show tunes with Jimmy Fallon (in a blond wig no less) during her latest visit on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. Grande is promoting her debut album, Yours Truly, now available on itunes.apple.com, and not only did she show off her impressive octave range, but her adorable on-trend look of a full floral-printed skirt and white crop top, which kept us distracted throughout the entire video! Want to steal her look as much as we do? You can work similar pieces like this full peach midi skirt ($64) and white crop top ($14) both available at asos.com just before it gets too cold to bare your midriff!
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