Archive | March, 2013

Get the Look: Iggy Azalea in “Work”

18 Mar

GtL: Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea is my absolute favorite “one to watch” in 2013 – the Aussie rapper dropped her first mixtape two years ago, and after being taken under T.I.‘s wing, the stars are finally aligning for her full-length debut, The New Classic, expected this year.

 

Her latest video, “Work,” takes us through the femcee’s journey from Australia to the streets of Miami at just 16, and how she hustled her way to the top – literally. Azalea, neé Amethyst Amelia Kelly, signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint last year, later releasing her Glory EP, which features Tip on “Murda Bizness.”

Azalea tells MTV that the “Work” clip is inspired by Aussie comedy classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as well as Outkast’s 2000 video, “Bombs Over Baghdad

Known for her outrageous ensembles, Iggy’s “Work” wardobe doesn’t let us down, with tons of colors, skimpy outfits and designer duds. With features from Jeremy Scott for Adidas, Minimale Animale swimwear and, of course, the track’s signature Louboutins, we’ll walk you through exactly which pieces she rocked and how to mimic the look for less.

Now slick your tresses into the highest, tightest pony you can muster and get shopping!

GtL: Iggy Azalea

  1. White mesh bikini, Minimale Animale, $100 (Similar here)
  2. Faux fur collar, Forever 21, $3.99
  3. Striped hotpants, Topshop, $60
  4. Gold nail polish, NARS Nail Polish in Versailles, $19
  5. Aztec crop top, Topshop, $42
  6. Sweat pants, Jeremy Scott for Adidas, $175 (Similar here)
  7. Enamel jewelry: Curb chain, Forever 21, $7.80; Bangles, kate spade new york, $88 each (Similar here)
  8. Cat-eye sunglasses, Tom Ford, $380 (Similar here)
  9. Red high-waisted pants, Motel, $90
  10. Yellow pumps, Christian Louboutin, $845 (Similar here)

Everyone Can Stop Talking About Lady Gaga’s Wheelchair Now

15 Mar

Lady GagaIn case you haven’t already heard the news: Lady Gaga got a wheelchair (she just had hip surgery).

But not just a basic hospital-issued chariot, no. Gags went and got herself a gold-plated designer wheelchair. Only the best.

Me, being the average, lowly citizen that I am, couldn’t care less what music’s elite chose to spend their money on in their spare time (JK, why would I even be writing about this?), but MANY PEOPLE, it seems, have taken issue with the fact that this particular wheelchair cost over 2,500 dollars.

“Why couldn’t she have donated the money to charity?”

“What example is she setting to her fans with her wasteful spending?”

Two things:

#1, You’re delusional if you think she had to pay a penny for jewelry designer Ken Borochov to get his name slapped all over the press for designing this thing. The thing about celebrities is that they have All Of The Money but they get everything for free. (Proof. It’s true because it’s on the Internet.)

#2, A gold wheelchair that only cost a couple thousand bones is probably one of the cheapest, most unexciting pieces of bullshit Lady G has paraded around with. Has the world forgotten her vast collection of Alexander McQueen and Giuseppe Zanotti, not to mention things like that one time she commissioned a custom egg to be made? And check out her latest tour rider (spoiler: a mannequin with pink pubic hair.)

All I’m saying is that even though it seems unfair in some cases, you get to spend what you make in this world. And if someone is trying to make an example of a celebrity that spends undeserved money, Gaga is, like, the worst person to pick because she works harder than 99.9% of other contemporary pop stars.

Oh, and also this is the wheelchair:

Gaga Wheelchair

Casual. Can you even blame her?