For the last few months, as I’ve been trolling paparazzi sites for pics to post, I’ve seen a woman name Rita Ora photographed dozens of times and had no clue who she is. Am I that unhip? I wondered. Yes, probably. Turns out, Rita Ora is a British pop singer who is on the cusp of being huge. With her bleached blonde hair and over-the-top style, she’s sort of Britain’s Rihanna. Here are 10 things to know about her, that way when she does break out in the States, you can be all blase about it.
A pair of simple, well-tailored cuffed black shorts is one of the most versatile garments in the game. They can be dressed up, dressed down, worn with tanks and breezy blouses in the summer and tights and sweaters in the winter. Looking for some styling inspiration? Check out our outfit ideas to take your black shorts from work to date night to casual weekend…
If you’ve ever been to IKEA, you’ve probably wandered into one of the elaborately staged bedrooms or living rooms, plopped down on a bed or couch and pretended–if just for a moment–that you lived there. In China, IKEA customers are taking this idea to a whole new level: they kick off their shoes, tuck themselves in, and take long, leisurely naps right there in the store. Apparently this has been a normal occurrence since the furniture chain first opened in China, but it gained worldwide attention after a blogger snapped photos of people catching Z’s in a Nanjing IKEA. Click through to check out the pics, but be warned: you will totally want to snuggle into a reasonably priced bed for a nap afterwards… [Oddity Central]
A hat not only shields your skin from the harsh rays of the sun (hello, wrinkle-free face for life!), it can also take your outfit to a whole new level. We’re all about fedoras on the weekend and wide-brimmed sunhats on the beach, and tons of celebs have been rocking hats this summer too. From Halle to Reese to Fergie, click through to check out 10 Hollywood ladies out and about in stylish headgear…
Listen, Beyonce, I got the memo, like, months ago. Your life is better than mine. You don’t need to continue posting photos to your Tumblr to prove it. You know I can’t stop myself from looking and then I get depressed — that I don’t have a stylish sister like Solange, that I don’t look as good in cowboy boots, that Jay-Z is not pushing me on a swing hung from a tree. It’s so unfair. [via iam.beyonce.com]
Gotta say, we love a gal with the courage to go short … real short. Miley Cyrus, always eager to show just how “edgy” she really is despite her achy-breaky roots, chopped off all her hair in favor of a partially shaved, asymmetrical platinum blonde crop that would make Annie Lennox jealous. I lack the balls for such a ‘do, but on Miley, I love it.
Kate Spade has it out for me.
That is the only possible explanation why they could have hired Garance Doré, a French style blogger and photographer, to design pieces for their fall line. Doré’s whimsical doodles are all over dresses, bags, and even an umbrella and iPhone case. The prices are as WTF as Kate Spade prices usually are, but that Joie De Vivre shirt is so damn cute I might just go searching the couches for loose change.
Above, my favorite picks from the Garance Doré for Kate Spade line!
Oasis Clothing is synonymous with refined British style, and is one of our favorite imports from across the pond. Oasis’s style is classic and pretty, but never stuffy. We’ve picked ten awesome items from their latest collection, so you can dress like a classic British lass.
Ryan Lochte, medal-winning swimmer, pool pisser, and chaste ladies’ man, continued to celebrate his 28th birthday in London this week, even leaving da clurb with a pretty blonde. I wonder what she’s whispering in his ear? “What your mom doesn’t know can’t hurt her”? Click on to see more photos, including Lochte’s rad David Bowie shirt which I am totally going to steal from his closet when we sleep together.