It’s the season of summer music festivals! Between the Pitchfork, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, and Coachella events on the agenda, celebrities and models alike flocked to the various venues to catch a glimpse of their favorite artists. And A-listers like Kate Moss, Kate Bosworth, Cara Delevingne, and Florence Welch all sported seriously covetable getups to hit up live performances by The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West among many others. With the Lollapalooza music festival taking place August 2nd, we can’t wait to see the celebrity ensembles sure to take the festival grounds. Click to see what the stars have been wearing to each of the big festivals so far, and get inspiration for your own look.
The Heidi braid trend is still going strong! This week, Adele swapped her trademark retro coiff for a braided headband, and earlier this month Beth Behrs, Ashley Madekwe, and Florence Welch also tried out the style. The look is a fun alternative to the standard ponytail as the temperature rises, and is a genius way to mask second-day strands. To create Behrs’ updo at the premiere of Monsters University in Los Angeles, her hairstylist Aviva Perea began by spritzing Oribe’s Foundation Mist ($23; oribe.com) onto damp hair, then blow-dried the star’s strands using her fingers. A few quick twists using a curling iron added extra movement before Perea misted on Dove’s Dry Shampoo ($5; drugstore.com). “It gave her hair amazing texture, and helped the braids stay in place,” she said. Perea wound four plaits on Behrs’ head, placing two on each side of her head by her ears. “I started each braid with a fish tail and ended with a regular braid for extra texture,” she added. Perea anchored the braids just behind the star’s bangs with bobby pins. Click the photo to get more celeb braid inspiration.
Beyonce and Madonna are sounding off for a cause–and they’re bringing extra dose of girl power to boot! Tonight in London, Queen Bey, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, and many more will take the stage at The Sound of Change Live, a concert held by Gucci’s Chime for Change campaign working to raise awareness for girls’ and womens’ issues. “I am really happy that so many amazing artists and presenters have come together to support Chime for Change,” Beyonce said. “Our goal is to have a great time together while we unite and strengthen the voices of girls and women around the world.” In addition to the star-studded performance lineup, Madonna is scheduled to present, along with Freida Pinto, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Chastain, and many others. Funds raised at the event will benefit non-profit organizations pursuing change, and encouraging education for women and girls around the world. “60% of the children in the world not in school are girls, and two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women,” Madonna added. “We need to change this and we will change this!” We hear that! Tune in to NBC tomorrow night at 9 PM EST to see the full show.
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If you weren’t already eagerly awaiting Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the utterly decadent costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin will completely lure you in. Prada, who first collaborated with Luhrmann on Romeo + Juliet, selected garments from prior collections that already had 1920s elements and re-styled them for each of the two balls that take place in the movie. The gorgeous result is a bespoke collection displayed not only in the movie (in theaters May 10) but also the new exhibition, Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby at the Prada Epicenter in Soho. It marks the first time ever that Prada and Miu Miu garments are housed under the same roof, and we were there to see the exquisite sequin, crystal, and pearl-encrusted costumes up close at the New York opening, along with Prada-clad guests Florence Welch, Katy Perry, the film’s stars Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher, and the collaborators Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada. In the novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald transformed parties into characters themselves, and Prada was able to do the same with the exhibit. Mirroring the lavishness of the costumes, the downtown space is decorated with custom Gatsby wallpaper, screens with behind-the-scenes montages, and cases of ornate accessories. “I wish I could have been in the movie just to wear that costume,” we heard one guest whisper to another. We’ve never wanted to be Daisy Buchanan more.
The exhibit will be on display at the Soho Epicenter through May 12 and then travels to Prada’s Tokyo Epicenter store and the IFC Mall in Shanghai. Click to see more photos.
Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, which means it’s a fresh start in the Chinese zodiac, too—welcome to the Year of the Snake! With the Grammys the same day, snakes represented big on the red carpet. Florence Welch accessorized her Givenchy gown with a snake ring, Giuliana Rancic topped off her Carlos Miele look with a Le Vian ring wrapped around her finger, and Rihanna added a 100-carat diamond and platinum serpentine bracelet and ruby serpent rings by Neil Lane to her look, pieces worth a total of $2 million. To a happy new year!
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Florence Welch knows a thing or two about picking out a bold lipstick, and at the LACMA Art + Film Gala, the singer accented her champagne shadow and ornate updo with a warm cardinal red. We loved the color so much that we tracked down the exact shade! Welch’s makeup artist, Lisa Aharon, used Laura Mercier’s Creme Smooth Lip Color in Sienna on the star. The hue is part of the brand’s holiday collection, which was inspired by the Art Deco period in 1920s Paris—a perfect complement to Welch’s boho-chic ensembles. Plus, the lipstick is infused with pure olive oil and vitamin E to keep your pout hydrated. Pick up a tube for $26 at lauramercier.com!
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1. Gucci muse Florence Welch’s tour costumes will be created by the label’s creative director, Frida Giannini. [Coco Perez]
2. Watch it now! Jessica Chastain’s YSL campaign video—a messy and mega-glam masterpiece. [HuffPo]
3. Cue the cartwheels: McKayla Maroney is doing well after surgery. [E! Online]
4. Peep Diane von Furstenberg’s Google Glass video here. This is cool stuff, people. [The Cut]
5. Win a bottle of Taylor Swift’s perfume! Follow @Wonderstruck and share your favorite red (duh!) accessory. [Twitter]
6. Ellen Degeneres made mini makeup guru, Talia Castellano, an honorary CoverGirl. (Aww.) [People]
The 68th Venice International Film Festival is still in full swing! Following Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts’s big red carpet moments last week, At Any Price stars Zac Efron and Maika Monroe turned heads at their Italian premiere, he in a slim black suit and she in a feather-hemmed Marchesa gown. Click through the gallery below to see what all the celebrities have been wearing in beautiful Venizia!