The results are in and our Best Dressed Reality TV Judge bracket comes down to one final face-off.
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Twitter never forgets, just ask Adam Levine.
Appearing in a promo video for his new duo of fragrances, Levine addresses the backlash created when he announced plans for his own fragrance collection in 2012… just one year after he sent a tweet disparaging the celebrity perfume industry. “I also would like to put an official ban on celebrity fragrances,” Levine declared via Twitter in March 2011. “Punishable by death from this point forward.”
Now that his eponymous scents are hitting stores, Levine renounces his ban on star-endorsed perfumes — or at least attempts to justify his decision to create his own — in the new video. “I typically hate celebrity fragrances,” begins the Maroon 5 frontman, as images of orchids, models clad in fetish wear, and cartoon explosions flash on the screen. “Now, it’s not that I hate celebrities, and it’s not that I hate fragrances. It’s that when I see them, I don’t necessarily believe that the people who were promoting them were particularly connected to what they were making.”
What sets Levine’s perfume apart? “It’s very basic and very classic, the anti-celebrity fragrance.” READ FULL STORY
There were nailbiters — Nicole Richie best Tyra Banks by just 23 votes — and there were blowouts — Shakira trounced Mariah — during round 2 of our Reality TV Judge Fashion Face-Off. Now on to the Final Four!
Who deserves the title of “Best Dressed Reality TV Judge” and who should be sent packing? Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the Final Face-Off. READ FULL STORY
Kylie Minogue on her new fashion book, and why she'd think twice about judging a reality TV singing competition
In the U.S., Kylie Minogue may not be as well-known as Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, and her other American counterparts, but in the rest of the world, her influence as a performer, trend setter, and style icon often draws comparisons to the original pop star diva — Madonna.
EW caught up with the Australian-born Minogue when she signed copies of her new book, Kylie: Fashion, at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City to ask about her designer tour costumes, whether she ever wears jeans and sneakers, and what it would take to get her to judge a reality singing competition.
EW: The book is a look back at your sartorial evolution over the last two-and-a-half decades. Tell us about the process of pulling it all together.
Kylie Minogue: Books are often a living hell… You could go on tour easier than doing a book. We did it because last year was my 25th anniversary in music, and it was a way to mark that moment in time and celebrate it. It was quite difficult finding all of the stuff. I mean, my archives are fairly organized now because I had to do it. And finding photographs in all different formats — you’ve got negatives, transparencies, Polaroid film, Polaroids, weird random floppy discs, where we’re going, “We don’t even know what this is. What machine reads these?” There was a moment in time where there was one technical thing that has just disappeared to endless CDs, and into just digitized stuff. So, that was kind of interesting, finding everything. Then choosing, making the decision of what to put in that [would] be a fair representation, like an overview of all those years, because some years there was a lot more sartorial activity than other years. READ FULL STORY
The Voice entered the live playoffs last night and you know what that means: flashier sets and costumes for the contestants and judges alike. This time last season we were itching to have a PopStyle intervention with former judge Christina Aguilera who entered the playoffs in American flag pants and pink cornrows that matched a fuzzy fan. How did her replacement, Shakira, step into the live rounds? Read on for the details. READ FULL STORY
A new judge is filling her seat on The Voice, so what’s Christina Aguilera been doing with her free time? Getting a makeunder!
A source tells People that the star enlisted the help of her hair, makeup and styling team to give her a new, toned-down look that reflects a healthier lifestyle.
“Without the grueling production hours Christina can focus… most importantly on herself,” says the source, who adds that X-tina is also eating better and exercising. “It’s amazing what having some personal time can do not only for the body but also for the mind and the spirit.”
The most noticeable part of her transformation? No more rainbow-colored hair extensions. “I get tweets from her fans requesting stuff. But I’ve never had 2,000 Facebook messages praising me,” hairstylist David Babaii says of Christina’s new ‘do. “And I’m like, all I did was use a curling iron!”
What do you think of Christina’s new look? Cast your vote in the poll below! READ FULL STORY
Both Adam Levine and Nicki Minaj are reportedly close to inking deals with a mass retailer for their own fashion, accessories and housewares lines. [NY Post]
What are designer Nicolas Ghesquière’s post Balenciaga plans? His first-ever Tweet may offer some clues. [The Cut]
Three days after a plane carrying Vittoria Missoni disappeared off the coast of Venezuela, some are beginning to wonder if the head of the luxury Italian brand Missoni was kidnapped. [The Daily Beast]
Finders keepers! Watch as Storage Wars: New York star Joe P. finds out that original art found in a unit he picked up for $1,500 is worth $17,950. [YouTube]
Find out how AnnaSophia Robb chicken danced her way into the role of the young Carrie Bradshaw in the CW’s The Carrie Diaries. [OMG Yahoo]
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When we took Christina Aguilera to task for all of the ridiculous outfits she wore on season 3 of The Voice, many of you wondered why we hadn’t taken aim at Cee Lo. Point taken.
Seriously, Cee Lo, you should have expected you’d be next. Aguilera gets credit for sticking with variations on a single (ill-conceived) signature look, but you’re all over the map. One week you’re in football pads adorned with railroad spikes, and the next you look the love child of Isaac Hayes and Kermit the Frog. And those muumuus. What the heck is going on in the Voice wardrobe closet? Let us walk you through some of your worst fashion abominations…
I’m no sizeist — I believe everyone should wear figure flattering clothes — but this satin, python-print muumuu doesn’t do you any favors. SEE MORE PHOTOS
Tonight’s the finale of The Voice, and you know what that means. Forget that a winner will be crowned — does anyone really remember Jermaine Paul? — what I’m talking about is the fact that we will no longer be subjected to the retina-melting ensembles of Christina Aguilera. Keeping track of what Aguilera wore in seasons 1 and 2 was part of the fun, but now, what with the Kool-Aid color hair extensions, the drag queen makeup, and those folding fans, each of her season 3 looks has been more confusing than the last.
We narrowed the awfulness down to the five worst chain-fringed, dip-dyed, fan-fluttering fashion disasters of season 3. Come on, Christina, we know you can do better.
1. I know mullet dresses are in, but Christina looks like a cross between Nicki Minaj and Marie Antoinette in this bizarre get-up.
Sure, it’s all about the voice on The Voice, but costume designer Erin Hirsch, makeup artist Darcy Gilmore and hairstylist Shawn Finch, put a lot of effort into making sure that each contestant has “the look” to match.
“[The contestants on] season 3 were pretty stylish to begin with, so we’re just amplifying what they brought to the table, so to speak,” says Hirsch, who says the behind-the-scenes team works to bring out each contestant’s organic style, rather than performing head-to-toe makeovers. “Once we get to the live rounds, I have a much clearer idea of what works on each individual’s body and what they like. From there, I go back and make an inspiration sheet to give my shoppers a clear reference. Song choice also informs the mood and the tone [of an outfit].” And as the pool of hopefuls shrinks, the clothing budget increases. “Before the live rounds it’s a lot of H&M, Zara, PixieMarket and Bebe. For the live rounds, we got to Barneys, Neiman Marcus and Saks.”
Once they’re dressed, the contestants head to the makeup department, where Gilmore and her team of artists apply stage-worthy looks inspired by the latest runway shows and magazine editorials. “We want to create a Grammy-style look for each performance,” says Gilmore, who uses products from go-to brands Temptu, Stila and Makeup Forever. Even the men get groomed. “We’ve always been less is more on guys, but due to the specific look of the show after it’s recorded, we’ve found that every single inch of the skin that shows has to have pigment on it. A lot of people don’t realize we actually apply makeup [to the contestants'[ ears and hands.”
When it comes to hair, Finch’s approach is similar to her glam squad counterparts. “I love that evolution of seeing contestants get more star-like, but I’ve also learned that sometimes holding off on glamming someone up can be good. Now I really try to incorporate who they are into the style instead of making them into everyone else’s version of a pop star, because that’s boring.”
Last night brought the departure of Melanie Martinez — and her bows — and Amanda Brown, now as the show counts down to the finale, Cassadee, Nicholas, Terry and Trevin will definitely be dressed for Battle Rounds.
Click on to find out how the style team works with each of the final four contestants. SEE PHOTOS
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