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Lorde serves up business casual at Coachella

I’ve seen enough crop tops and jean shorts up to there to last me a lifetime after these past two weekend’s Coachella’s, but a crop top with a loose trouser?- that I can get with.

Lorde took a dressier approach to desert fashion for her first Coachella performance in a white crop top and white pants, creased nicely in the front. In a sea of practically naked bodies, flower crowns, feather headdresses and just general BAD FASHION, the Australian singer gave us a refreshing and minimalist take on what we now consider “festival style.”

I think I also love this because it reminds me of the video for Britney’s seminal classic, “Sometimes.” 

For weekend two, Lorde takes it up one more notch by giving us straight-up business casual in a black blazer with matching black trousers, similar to last week’s, paired with some fresh white Nike Air Force 1’s.

Girl is here to WERK not only the stage, but to do her part in saving the disaster that has become Coachella fashion. As the latest star to grace the cover of Teen Vogue, she is doing her rightful duty in showing us what fashion is really about.

Click HERE to see the performance that all the blogs are raving about over at Pitchfork.

CFDA Fashion Icon 2014: Rihanna

For the girl who can give us…

trends before they’re trends…

a fierce night look for the day (a night-to-day look?)…

hipster-chic…

sweet French schoolgirl…

and classic @badgalriri…

all in one (fashion) week, mind you, and look fab in every single thing- I’d say this award is well deserved.

Meet the Yoncé glam squad: Francesca Tolot

We are still on the BEYONCÉ train and there’s no signs of getting off anytime soon.

Beauty blog Into the Gloss, snagged an interview with a member of the Yoncé glam squad, makeup artist Francesca Tolot, who’s been creating gorgeous look after look since “Crazy in Love.” Tolot lets us in on what products she loves using on Mrs. Carter, which includes drugstore lashes and L’oreal Mascara (also my fave), how *Tyra voice* noted fashion photographer Helmut Newton inspired the both of them on Queen B’s latest body of work, and how perfect Bey’s skin is, as if you don’t envy her enough. Besides her “***Flawless” client, Tolot has quite the resume, having worked with pretty much every celebrity, brand, and fashion magazine there ever was. Her website and Instagram are worth checking out to see all the beautiful looks she’s created.

Read the article on Into the Gloss by clicking the link below, and to take a look back on some of Beyoncé’s most iconic makeup moments.

Soundtracking | Chanel Fall/Winter 2014-2015

I think it’s safe to say that Uncle Karl is a proud member of the Rihanna #Navy.

This Paris Fashion Week, the Chanel F/W 2014-2015 show was powered by Rih as the models catwalked down the aisles of le supermarché de Chanel to “S.O.S.” and “Diamonds.” Rihanna sat front row in head-to-toe Chanel lavender, equipped with matching fanny pack and sneakers, a set of arm and kneepads away from last season’s complete runway look.

I believe we all have a little bit of a Rihanna fan inside us and this was Chanel letting their Riri fangirl flag wave high- or let’s be real, it was Karl Lagerfeld professing his love for some Rihanna.

I wonder if (also, how)  he turns up to “Pour It Up” like the rest of us plebs do.

Soundtracking | Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2014

Scrolling through Instagram and seeing live updates of the Alexander Wang F/W 2014 runway show in New York, I was struck by the horns that were blaring out of my tiny iPhone speakers. No one does cool quite like Alex Wang and having his girls stomp to a trap beat while a circle of models rotate in the opposite direction was possibly the coolest thing I’d seen/heard all NYFW.

Alexander Wang Finale FW14

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 Even though this isn’t my favorite Wang collection, I learned that the right beat can sell me all the clothes.  Just give me those half boots already! That utility belt-turned sideways and worn as a purse can come too. Why not? Will they help shield me from  “extreme conditions” and aid in “survival for the urban landscape” that was the inspiration for this season? That I’m not too sure of. Exposing half of my bare leg in 10 degree whether isn’t what I’d call part of survival, but then again, practicality triumphs over fashion for me below 40 degrees. Which reminds me, can someone show me how to actually dress warmly and look cute while facing the frozen tundra that is Boston this winter?

Anyways, that track is “Mobbin (feat. Hedspin)” by Toronto Producer/DJ, Grandtheft who is signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Seems that Mad Decent and Alexander Wang make a great pair, as Diplo was once the face of the fashion line’s F/W 2012 Men’s campaign. I wouldn’t be surprised if you hear a lot more of Grandtheft in the future because with that Alex Wang stamp of approval, all the trendy boys and girls are already on it.