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#5.) Justin Bieber – Yes, he's a talented, popular young man, but you guys: those pants he insists on wearing all the time are SO bad. Like bad for humanity bad. And remember that one time he wore a gas mask while walking around in London? We just...we can't. Doesn't he have family and/or a management team that loves him? Shouldn't they be putting a stop to this kind of thing? It's just too bad the 19-year-old isn't setting a better fashion example for his legions of young fans. #StopTheMadness.
#4.) One Direction - These guys, on the other hand . By our standards, the young Brits just narrowly edge out
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- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Hit List – Fri, May 10, 2013 1:50 PM EDTThe Billboard Music Awards' Top Artist category features some steep competition Come May 19, the five most successful artists in the biz will be pitted against each other for the top honor. Obviously we're interested in these talented musicians, but we're perhaps even more excited to see what these stars are wearing. We're ranking them from least to most stylish. Who are you rooting for?
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The problem: Frizz
The Duchess of Cambridge (known aliases: Kate Middleton, Princess Shinylocks) may normally be known for her immaculately polished waves, but even she knows there's no greater summer annoyance than spending time and effort on your look only to let nature have it's way with it once you step outside. While visiting the tropical climate of the Solomon Islands last year, the royal experienced what I can only assume is her very first case of the summer frizzies. She still looked better than most mortal women, but I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that this frazzled event could have been avoided. If our dearest mom-to-be had opted for an updo instead of her signature cascading, soft curls she might have dodged the frizz entirely.
Learn from HRH's rare misstep and go for a no-fuss braided style this summer. A braided crown like Hayden Panettiere's keeps hair tamed and in place all day long. Bonus! You don't even need to blow dry! You can achieve this style with Read More »from Summer-ize Your Hair Routine With Braids
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Style Crush – Wed, May 1, 2013 4:23 PM EDT
Ah, summertime. If ever there was a time of year for all things that glitter and shimmer, this is it. You've already got a goddess glow from all that time you've (safely!) spent in the sun, so why not complement that gorgeous skin of yours with our favorite metallic--classic gold. It's an unexpected shade for nails and eye makeup, and we've got the best ways to wear it!Read More »from Golden Summer: Beauty Trends That Shimmer and Shine
All over shimmer - With "The Great Gatsby" coming out, we've all caught a touch of flapper fever. "Shameless" star Emmy Rossum is no different. Copy her '20s-esque makeup look with a wash of shimmery gold eyeshadow from lash line to brow bone. Keep a light touch when it comes to your eyeliner and mascara (or skip the liner altogether), and opt for a dainty pink pout to add a touch of color. Now you've got a look that Daisy Buchanan herself would envy.
Molten eyes - Do like Taylor Swift and add a new level of smoulder to a smoky eye with golden highlights. A swipe of gold liner along the lower lash line makes any eye color
Material Girl, to bring the most iconic pieces of her wardrobe to the Century City Macy's for a one-day exhibit. Mark your calendars!They don't call her a "Material Girl" for nothing! Since the '80s, Madonna has been known as much for her fashion sense as she has been for her music. On Thursday, April 25th, the superstar can add a new notch to her impressive belt of achievements (in our minds this belt is a literal one, and it says "BOY TOY" right in the middle) with the launch of her first ever "Fashion Evolution" pop-up showcase. Macy's has collaborated with Madge herself as well as her successful junior's clothing line, Read More »from Madonna Pop-Up Exhibit Showcases Iconic Outfits
Garments on display include the infamous Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra/corset from the Blonde Ambition Tour, her “Like A Virgin” wedding dress, and other instantly-recognizable pieces from designers like Christian Lacroix. For one day, these fashion artifacts will be showcased to the public so fans to get up close and personal (well, as personal as one can get with a
While Coachella and SXSW are very different festivals in many ways, it appears that the two events had at least one thing in common this year: a floral Dolce & Gabbana bustier top. "California Gurl" Katy Perry showed up for Day 1 of this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in an outfit that recalled the playfulness of her early career while staying true to her more mature current style. The singer looked quite retro with cat's eye sunglasses, a deep side part with Veronica Lake waves, and a D&G skirt with matching bustier.
We saw a very similar look in March when Selena Gomez (and Texas native--looks like these girls are repping their home state music festivals!) walked the red carpet during the SXSW premiere of her controversial film "Spring Breakers." Gomez also brought some vintage flair to her getup with the same deep side part and chocolate brown waves and matched her lips with her coral, high-waisted pencil skirt.
In all honesty, both of these girls rocked it. Perry'sRead More »from Who Wore It Best: Katy Perry vs. Selena Gomez
- Mata Hari, eat your heart out. We spotted embellished, antique-y metal belts and necklaces on some of the most stylish festival-goers of Coachella.A large collar necklace would look just at home on Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti as it does on this gorgeous brunette. She smartly paired the ornate, tiered, silver necklace with a cropped white tank and ikat-print shorts, letting her accessories take center stage for an outfit with clean lines and global flair. With a necklace this big, this fly girl knows there's no need for big earrings, but instead goes crazy with a festival-staple double arm party. Classic aviators and pristine white Converse kicks finish off this look.
This chick is pulling a Jay-Z in all black everything--from her dress to her boots and hat--but this getup is anything but somber with a pop of metallic and ruby detailing at her teeny waist. This dangly, ornamental belt is absolutely to die for, with designs (and materials) usually reserved for earrings and
Coachella might be an All-American festival at heart (and in location), but the lineup this year is quite international. With the simple purchase of a festival pass, you can take a visit around the world, without even having to leave sunny Indio, California.Read More »from Coachella Takes You Around The World in 3 Days
Let's start with our friends from the Great White North. We have long-running indie bands like Metric (Toronto) and Tegan & Sara (Calgary) hailing from Canada as well as relative newcomers, Montreal-based Grimes and Vancouver kids Japandroids repping the land of poutine and compulsive friendliness.
It's truly shocking, how many excellent musicians England has produced over the years. Must be something in the water. This year at Coachella, England is representing with headliners and native Mancunians The Stone Roses, London alterna-rockers Blur, post-punk band New Order, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, dream pop group The xx, singer-songwriters Bat for Lashes and Jessie Ware, indie band The Wombats, synthpop groups Hot Chip and
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Hit List – Thu, Apr 11, 2013 10:29 AM EDT
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With temperatures for sunny Indio, CA projected around the mid-90s this weekend, this year's Coachella will a scorcher. We hate to sound like your mom (though she probably has some sound advice), but sunburn and dehydration are awful yet totally avoidable things. The Thread wants you to have the most crazy fun time at this year's festival, but above all, we want you staying safe and lookin' good. Avoid exposure and still look fabulous with these sweet sun-beating hacks.
Clockwise from top left:
San Diego Hat Company Sun Hat, $42.00 at urbanoutfitters.com - Keeps the sun off your face, neck, and shoulder while lending an urban cowgirl-chic vibe.
Vapur shades in purple, $9.99 at vapur.us - Forget the CamelPack--these lightweight, reusable, and dishwasher-safe water bottles roll up when empty, leaving you plenty of room for sunscreen and other music festival necessities.
Urban Renewal Vintage Neon Hat, $20.00 at urbanoutfitters.com - Who are you kidding? You love neon and so do we.
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | How To – Tue, Apr 9, 2013 4:31 PM EDT
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Kate Middleton is not the type of lady--well, Duchess--to endorse every product she sees. So we were a bit surprised when we heard that Princess Shinylocks herself is signed on to be the latest Godmother for Princess Cruises newest ship, Royal Princess.
But why do ships need godmothers, you might be asking. Apparently, the tradition of naming and christening ships is thousands of years old! Originally, ships were blessed by priests, while men were typically bestowed the title of godfather. The godfather would hand flowers to the godmother and the ships' godparents would say the name of the ship to bless it. Yes, really. Nowadays, the responsibility of christening ships has evolved to be predominantly female. Yay for girl power?
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As the 3,600-passenger cruise ship's godmother, Kate Middleton will say a blessing for the ship and ask for the safety of its crew and passengers. While it might seem like an odd new
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | How To – Fri, Apr 5, 2013 2:59 PM EDT
Read More »from Something We Won't Be Doing: Bathing in a $230,000 Tub
I'm a woman of simple needs. Give me a roof over my head, cute shoes, enough money to pay off my student loans and I'm set (oh, and if we can work Ryan Gosling in to this equation somehow that would be excellent). But, it seems there are some people in this world that are a touch harder to please. Like the kind of people who would spend almost a quarter of a million dollars on a bathtub.
From the British makers of already-insanely-priced (but gorgeous) bathtubs, sinks, and taps Catchpole & Rye, comes the Swarovski Crystal Bateau--a classically-shaped tub that boasts thousands of hand-placed crystals and an insane price tag of £150,000--that comes to about $230,000. According to Catchpole & Rye's website, "Thousands of crystals have been painstakingly applied by hand taking hundreds of hours [sic] turning the bath into a real object d’art. The Swarovski crystals are all white, of four different plates and applied in meticulous fashion to emphasise the light refracting properties of the