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  • Best of the Red Carpet at the 2012 Video Music Awards

    Best of the Red Carpet at the 2012 Video Music Awards | BLOG ENTRY

    The 2012 Video Music Awards red carpet was one of subtle evolution and relative sobriety, at least in comparison to the sensationalist statements of recent years. Ke$ha stripped herself of her usual glittershock, party-animal aesthetic and wore...

    September 7, 2012 3:25 PM ET
  • Five Musicians Setting the Tone at Fashion Week

    Five Musicians Setting the Tone at Fashion Week | BLOG ENTRY

    The musicians that color the mood of Fashion Week change every season, but certain iconic names – Madonna, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith – tend to pop up as yearly references in...

    September 7, 2012 12:10 PM ET
  • Chairlift's Caroline Polachek Explores 'Laser Twee' Fashion

    Chairlift's Caroline Polachek Explores 'Laser Twee' Fashion | BLOG ENTRY

    The pop collagists of Chairlift are delightful misfits in the Brooklyn music scene, and frontwoman Caroline Polachek has a similarly imaginative fashion sense. She loves wearing clothes outside their intended contexts and often shows up dressed as...

    September 6, 2012 5:35 PM ET
  • Fashion's Night Out Preview: Alpines Ascend for All Saints

    Fashion's Night Out Preview: Alpines Ascend for All Saints | BLOG ENTRY

    Though seemingly at its most frenzied in New York, Fashion's Night Out is a global phenomenon. Tonight, as excited fashion patrons flood the high streets of London, dramatic "noir pop" duo Alpines will take the stage at All...

    September 6, 2012 12:25 PM ET
  • Fashion's Night Out Preview: Icona Pop Prepare for Ubiquity

    Fashion's Night Out Preview: Icona Pop Prepare for Ubiquity | BLOG ENTRY

    Since we met Icona Pop in 2011, the nuclear Swedish electropop duo has grown to command international attention. Now, on the momentum of their breakthrough summer single "I Love It" (known to many as the...

    September 5, 2012 5:25 PM ET
  • The Best Concerts at Fashion's Night Out

    The Best Concerts at Fashion's Night Out | BLOG ENTRY

    Fashion's Night Out is Thursday evening and, if last year's musical turnout was any indication, New York City is in for a boisterous evening. There's more free entertainment than ever crammed into the FNO agenda,...

    September 5, 2012 2:40 PM ET
  • Backstage at Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour

    Backstage at Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour | VIDEO

    Madonna's enormously successful MDNA tour, slated to hit Yankee Stadium in New York twice next week, arguably features her most ambitious stage costumes to date. The dramatic gender-bending looks for the singer and her cadre...

    August 30, 2012 4:20 PM ET
  • Henrik Vibskov, the Great Dane of Fashion

    Henrik Vibskov, the Great Dane of Fashion | BLOG ENTRY

    The Danish designer Henrik Vibskov loves to clash: in colors, in mood and with the social norms of his country, where carving one's own experimental niche isn't always encouraged. As a result, he is Denmark's most popular...

    August 28, 2012 3:55 PM ET
  • Style Standouts from Brooklyn's AfroPunk Festival

    Style Standouts from Brooklyn's AfroPunk Festival | BLOG ENTRY

    An array of hugely talented artists, from Erykah Badu to TV on the Radio to Tory Y Moi, stormed Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park this weekend for the eighth annual AfroPunk Festival. Rolling Stone caught up with a...

    August 27, 2012 5:05 PM ET
  • HELM Boots Hop Onto the Railroad Revival Tour

    HELM Boots Hop Onto the Railroad Revival Tour | BLOG ENTRY

    This fall, the second annual Railroad Revival Tour will roll into eight western American cities and feature performances by Band of Horses, Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson and John Reilly & Friends. Building on last year's...

    August 27, 2012 3:05 PM ET
  • Inside the Style of Rihanna and Coldplay's 'Princess of China' Video

    Inside the Style of Rihanna and Coldplay's 'Princess of China' Video | BLOG ENTRY

    For "Princess of China," Rihanna's dramatic duet with Coldplay, video director Adria Petty and her co-conspirator Alan Bibby dreamed up a video concept that radiated danger, dark desire and intrigue. In wake of the clip's Video...

    August 23, 2012 2:25 PM ET
  • Nicki Minaj Unveils 'Pink Friday' Fragrance Bottle

    Nicki Minaj Unveils 'Pink Friday' Fragrance Bottle | BLOG ENTRY

    Although Nicki Minaj has yet to confirm her involvement as a judge on American Idol, she does have other surprises to share. Today, the rapper tweeted a photo of the bottle for her first...

    August 21, 2012 5:50 PM ET
  • See Lana Del Rey's Pretty, Melancholy H&M Campaign

    See Lana Del Rey's Pretty, Melancholy H&M Campaign | BLOG ENTRY

    At first, it was hard to imagine how H&M's core Swedish aesthetic – hard lines, monochromes, minimal frills – could integrate with new model Lana Del Rey's decidedly misty-eyed retromania. Then again, they bent the no-nonsense rules...

    August 16, 2012 5:05 PM ET
  • Janelle Monae is the Latest New Cover Girl

    Janelle Monae is the Latest New Cover Girl | BLOG ENTRY

    Cover Girl has added progressive R&B star Janelle Monáe to its legion of new spokesmodels, alongside fellow musician Pink, whose inclusion in the cosmetic giant's new campaigns was announced last week. Together, the women represent an...

    August 15, 2012 11:20 AM ET
  • Highlights from Copenhagen Fashion Week

    Highlights from Copenhagen Fashion Week | BLOG ENTRY

    To those outside the immediate vicinity of Scandinavia, Copenhagen Fashion Week is something of an attractive mystery. Whereas the Swedish proudly and successfully export their products (ABBA, Ikea, Acne), Denmark tends to keep to...

    August 14, 2012 4:15 PM ET
  • Alicia Keys to Appear as 'Mentor' on 'America's Next Top Model'

    Alicia Keys to Appear as 'Mentor' on 'America's Next Top Model' | BLOG ENTRY

    If you were to guess where Alicia Keys might make her next non-musical cameo, America's Next Top Model would probably not be at the top of the list – yet that's exactly where the soulful singer has...

    August 10, 2012 1:15 PM ET
  • MTV's Premieres 'House of Style' Documentary

    MTV's Premieres 'House of Style' Documentary | BLOG ENTRY

    To support the return of its legendary Nineties show House of Style, MTV has created a documentary, House of Style: Music, Models, and MTV, that chronicles the creation and legacy of the pioneering music-meets-fashion series. It includes...

    August 7, 2012 3:10 PM ET
  • Pink Is the Newest Face of CoverGirl

    Pink Is the Newest Face of CoverGirl | BLOG ENTRY

    Cosmetics giant CoverGirl has announced that their latest muse and model is none other than Pink, the spunky pop singer whose 2006 hit "Stupid Girls" condemned the vapid lifestyle of socialites and reality TV culture. She...

    August 6, 2012 3:25 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Avicii Premieres 'Silhouettes' Remix Video, Talks Ralph Lauren Partnership

    Exclusive: Avicii Premieres 'Silhouettes' Remix Video, Talks Ralph Lauren Partnership | BLOG ENTRY

    Swedish DJ/production superstar Avicii is one of the princes of the contemporary EDM renaissance. He's a significant contributor in resurrecting Stateside interest in electronic music, especially for a young digital generation. And his strong Nordic looks also...

    August 3, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • The Darkling Manifesto: Shirley Manson's Individualist Style Legacy

    The Darkling Manifesto: Shirley Manson's Individualist Style Legacy | BLOG ENTRY

    "I only smile in the dark," singer Shirley Manson warned on Garbage's 1995 breakout hit, "Only Happy When It Rains." It was a sardonic sentiment that perfectly encapsulated the brooding appeal of the band's key material, which...

    July 31, 2012 5:50 PM ET
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