Britney Spears Does Fashion, Maserati for a Cause, and Athleticwear: #NYFW Day 6

Sara: I officially can barely remember what day it is!

Alyssa: It’s Wednesday, remember (just keep swimming).

Sara: Swimming! That sounds fun actually. Emily and I would have been down to swim when we stopped by Le Bain tonight.

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Emily: Yup that would’ve made my night.

Alyssa: It probably would have made everyone’s night who was there, too. Unless you splashed them, of course. Chlorine ruins couture.

Emily: Probably would’ve ruined my Topshop as well.

Alyssa: So glad we found a few minutes to get together tonight at the 1 of 100 Maserati event with Zegna. That much needed glass of champagne was my first of the week. Horrors! But also that car is super chic. And if you buy one, the money goes to restoring a fountain in Italy. It is basically like charity, so who wants to buy (me) a Mas for a cause?

Sara: Mmm, petite foods!

Alyssa: (Followed by normal sized foods at Gitane.)

Sara: Mmm, avocado toast. My doorman is so cute. He always asks me if I’m surviving and then tells me how many days I have left.

Alyssa: How many is it?

Sara: Two!

Emily: Homestretch!

Sara: So today I saw BRITNEY guys. Definitely my top moment of the day. OTHER than dinner with you ladies which was the first time I’ve been social in days and so wonderful.

Emily: And you got a picture with Anna Dello Russo!

Sara: Guys, I have very few filters, but I will not share that terrifying picture taken in the elevator of The Standard.

Alyssa: Hold up. No offense to ADR, she’s cool and all, but CAN WE TALK ABOUT BRITNEY JEAN.

Sara: Okay so Britney’s line is HOT.

Alyssa: She’s doing lingerie, right?

Sara: Yeah, it was actually really funny, because during the presentation, one model would come out in a straight up thong and bra but then the next would be wearing conservative pajamas. What a contrast. And then, at the end, we were graced with about 30 seconds of Britney looking really, really good in a red jumpsuit who thanked us for coming. I didn’t get to speak with her or selfie (which would have completed my life) but I was in the front row! I’m not sure where the lingerie is sold, but I would definitely buy it. In fact, I’m gonna check out the website right now.

OMG–there’s a video.

Every style has a video…….one is called anemone…..okay wait they don’t all have videos but whaaaat.

New favorite website. It seems it will mostly be e-commerce–the most brick and mortar stores are in Belgium and Germany… strange. The girls had roses in their hair, it was very pretty. I weirdly feel like I need to order something to support Britney.

Emily: Speaking of pretty hairstyles, I was into the models’ hair at Cynthia Rowley. They had these gold/silver foil things in that looked kind of mermaid-y.

Sara: Emily is super into mermaids 🙂

Emily: Hope to one day attend classes here.

Sara: I would gladly join.

Alyssa: I’m more like Ariel when she’s on dry land and hanging out with Prince Eric.

Sara: So we all went to Karolyn Pho before our champagne+dinner excursion…

but before that I went to Diesel Black Gold in the morning at the 33rd street Post Office. I always wanted to see a show there. I remember last year dropping my boss off in front for the Rag & Bone show and thinking kinda: “wow.” So that was cool! I saw across the room from Giovanna Battaglia and ADR and after the show I really got what this uber driver meant when he said THIS:

Emily: Just Cynthia Rowley for me–lots of bright colors, florals, and interesting prints. I was into it.

Sara: I would like to give a quick shoutout to one of the nicest people in fashion: Peter Arnold has been the president of Cynthia Rowley for a bunch of years. He just always puts me in a great mood. I ZIPPED from Britney to Cynthia because a. I always love her collections–they’re whimsical, really and b. Peter is delightful. He also wears the coolest glasses.

Emily: Yeah whimsical perfectly described it. One outfit looked like something out of I Dream of Jeannie while the activewear clothes actually looked pretty sleek and modern.

Sara: Can we speak for a second about how, this season, the clothes either LOOK like activewear or ARE activewear? Cynthia debuted activewear?

Emily: It was pretty cute.  I could maybe get excited about exercising with some of those outfits.

Alyssa: As good of a reason to get a new outfit as any.

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10 Epically Hot Lingerie Moments in Music Video History

Still from Madonna’s “Justify My Love”

Most of the artists on this list have worn lingerie in a number of their videos; these are musicians who broke records, the rules, and raised the bar for sex appeal in music videos. By the time you’ve finished watching them all, you’ll be dancing in your underwear.

Madonna “Justify My Love”
The most iconic lingerie moment in music video history; the video that broke every rule and changed the game forever. 

The White Stripes “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself”
The White Stripes, Sofia Coppola, and Kate Moss: the perfect formula for an extraordinary pole dancing sensation.

Britney Spears “My Prerogative”
What’s a music-video lingerie-list without the pop princess?

George Michael “I Want Your Sex”
1980s lingerie at its best.

Sisqo “Thong Song”
An entire song dedicated to that specific and iconic piece of lingerie that we all love…

Lady Gaga “Alejandro”
Steven Klein and Gaga were the ultimate combination of artistic minds that made this music video dynamite. The lingerie featured in this video is ever so fitting.

Rihanna “Pour It Up”
To see Rihanna shake it in this lingerie, I’d throw all my dollars bills…

Eric Prydz “Call On Me”
Sports bras count for lingerie too, especially when they look like this.

Beyoncé “Partition”
Beyoncé takes lingerie to a whole new level as she seduces us with decadent diamond thongs and regal lingerie masterpieces.

Snoop Dogg “Sensual Seduction”
Lingerie’s best moment in a period piece music video. Bravo to Snoop Dogg for this fabulous 1970s-inspired video.

Chris Isaak “Wicked Game”
Romance and lingerie…. A lingerie poem.

Brit Brit To The Rescue: Let The Spear-it Guide Your Coachella Fashion

Wouldn’t Coachella “fashion” be HELLA cuter if all y’all pretty young thangs took style inspiration from Godney aka Britney Spears circa 2000-2002? (No disrespect to Brit Brit’s current duds, but I don’t believe sheer turtlenecks and Uggs mix well with Palm Springs’ climate.)

The answer to the aforementioned is:
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So, you wanna wear the Coachella cliché of head-to-toe neon and daisy dukes and crop tops and Ray-Bans and hippie flower headpieces and other vomit-inducing shit and etc. Fine. But then you better work (it), bitch. And I strongly suggest allowing the princess of pop to guide you. Feel the holy Spear-it!

Here’s Britney on the beach-y set of her iconic music video, “Sometimes,” in a simple and chic and (not that?) innocent number complete with beach-blown locks and a lovelorn pout.

Insanely low-rise pants, French tips, bleached-the-fuck-out crimped hair, that face/that stomach. Everything works here.

This just makes me perma-smile.

This too.

She loves rock ‘n’ roll.

And punk.

Eat your hearts out, club kids. (PS. Notice Scandal’s Columbus Short gyrating behind Godney. They allegedly had a fling that resulted in Short’s divorce to whomever he was married to back in the day. SCANDALOUS, indeed.)

I dare you.

This one’s perfection for Coachella’s poolside after-parties. Don’t forget the bikini. Or do.

GIMME MORE of this floral cowgirl realness. Please.

Neon-ney.

Miley wishes!

Surf’s up.

Coachella in one photo, basically.

Would you hold it against me if I revealed this as being my favorite “obscure” Godney look of all time?

Fuck it. Give them something to remember.
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Just, please, not this.

From Harold Pinter to Wes Anderson: This Morning’s Glance at Arts & Culture

Before you dive into your workday, here’s a healthy serving of what’s been floating around the world of arts & culture. Dig it.  

Reviving Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Revealed

In a press release yesterday, Christopher Cluess will bring Beyond the Valley of the Dolls back to life with a new film about director Russ Meyer and beginning of his relationship with Ebert.

See You Next Tuesday, Rex Reed

In another concert outburst, Fiona Apple gets something off her chest—calling out Observer film critic Rex Reed for once giving her father a bad review.

Rachel Weisz Betrays Daniel Craig for Mike Nichols and It’s a Smash

With less than 10 previews thus far, Nichols’ revival of Pinter’s Betrayal on Broadway has broken box office records. Why? Because it’s perfect.

Get Your Hands on The Wonderful World of Wes Anderson

Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Wes Anderson Collection hits Amazon’s Top 50 and you’re going to need to see this beautiful book for yourself.

Well, at least Carrie is trying this time

In anticipation for the remake of Carrie, MGM has orchestrated a telekinesis stunt in a coffee shop, naturally, freaking out human patrons.

The Painful Love of Kokoschka, Klimt and Schiele

Before the new National Gallery exhibit, explore the brilliant Viennese artists’ obsession with love, death, psychological tension.

Stupid humans, you ruin everything

Examine the worst way humans have ruined their own heritage throughout time and archeology.

Britney Spears and Oliver Stone finally agree on something

They weren’t into the Breaking Bad finale. Woof, national crisis solved! 

Kids On A Crime Spree’s Jangly “Creep The Creeps”

I guess I’ve had the kids-on-a-crime-spree idea stuck in my head since seeing Spring Breakers the other night (by the way, all other films have been rendered obsolete, please make a note of it). But the Top 40-style soundtrack must, by necessity, stick to Skrillex and Britney Spears. What of the badasses inspired by Phil Spector-ish wall-of-sound pop?

Kids On A Crime Spree are wedded to that 1960s sound and don’t appear headed for a divorce on new single “Creep The Creeps.” Catchy as hell and twice as reverbed, you may just begin to clap along. Or take up surfing lessons. Or go on a crime spree. But, you know, the kind with motorcycles and leather jackets. Vroom!

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#Relax, Twitter: Justin Timberlake #Respects Britney Spears

Justin Timberlake took the stage in New Orleans at the DirecTV Super Saturday Night to perform a set of new and old songs. When introducing his hit "Cry Me a River" from his debut solo album, Timberlake casually mentioned, "Sometimes in life, you think you found the one, but then one day you find out that she is just some bitch." Very wise words. Of course, as everyone assumes that song is about his ex, Britney Spears, everyone assumed that the bitch in question was also Britney Spears. Not so, says Timberlake.

Whereas can an artist make a statement about his art? Twitter, of course:

 

Oh, good, I’m glad we settled that. By the way, I happened to see the video for "Cry Me a River" again over the weekend. I haven’t seen it in five years or so, and I had forgotten how totally creepy it was. Yes, Timberlake certainly #respects Britney Spears.

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Gentlemen, Britney Spears Is Single Again (If You’re Into That Sort Of Thing)

The rumors are true: Britney Spears and her fiancé/agent/co-conservator of her estate Jason Trawick have called off their engagement, US Weekly reports.

The split "had been a long time coming," the gossip rag claims, but the couple waited to make an official announcement until Trawick’s conservatorship had officially been resigned from the responsibility. Trawick and Spears dated for three years and had been granted conservatorship of her legal affairs in April 2011. Co-conspirator Jamie Spears, Brit’s father, had control of her financial and legal affairs. 

TMZ claims the couple split over a disagreement about children: Brit Brit wants to pop out some rugrats without Federline DNA and her fiance wasn’t interested. Trawick ends up sounding like the douche in this scenario over a widely reported story that he puts Britney on speakerphone so his friends can laugh at her nagging. 

So it’s magnamious of her to release a statement reading, "Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement. I’ll always adore him and we’ll remain great friends." His statement read, "As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys. We’ll be close forever."  

So, boys … Britney’s single. Don’t rush all at once. 

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Linkage: Solange Pops Out at ‘Girls’ Party, Beyoncé Might Be Crazy, Justin Timberlake is “Ready”

Holy cow, Solange. Sure, we’ve been paying a lot of attention to Beyoncé’s moves lately, and it seems like her kid sister didn’t want to stand in her shadow too much longer. Last night, the singer-songwriter attended last night’s Girls premiere party in a Just Cavalli patterned suit. You have our attention, Solange. We’ll spend the afternoon listening to “Losing You” on a loop. [MTV Style]

Speaking of Beyoncé, the interview accompanying her recent GQ cover reveals that pretty much every moment of her life for the past seven years has been recorded on film: “This digital database, modeled loosely on NBC’s library, is a work in progress—the labeling, date-stamping, and cross-referencing has been under way for two years, and it’ll be several months before that process is complete. But already, blinking lights signal that the product that is Beyoncé is safe and sound and ready to be summoned— and monetized—at the push of a button.” So much for hoping that Beyoncé isn’t a total nut. [GQ]

Paul Schrader was apparently so desperate for a project that he agreed to direct The Canyons—his first film in ten years—despite protests from friends and family. Even his wife, Mary Beth Hurt, gave up on the screenplay, penned by Bret Easton Ellis, after just fifty pages. And then he cast Lindsay Lohan and James Deen. Is anyone still thinking this isn’t all a completely terrible idea? [NYT]

Britney Spears is bowing out as a judge on The X-Factor after a tenure of just a single season. Without Britney regularly on live television, how will we make sure Britney is OK? I’m worried. [Reuters]

We had no idea what to expect from Justin Timberlake this morning, but the singer dropped a video of him wandering around a recording studio as his thoughts meander about his music and his obsessions and what the next year holds, et cetera. The important part: we’re supposed to wait longer for new music from Justin Timberlake. But, like, he’s ready. Just not “right now.” [Idolator]

The ads for David Beckham’s H&M underwear line were directed by Guy Ritchie, but they also feature the soccer star running around in boxer briefs, so, you know, things could be a whole lot worse. [The Gloss]

Then again, Conan O’Brien and Ricky Gervais took a bath together. [Hypervocal]

Featuring songs with titles like “They Get Nasty,” “I Don’t Make Love, I Fuck!,” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me” a musical parody of Fifty Shades of Grey heads to Manhattan this weekend by way of Chicago. [NY Post]

The BAFTA nominees are pretty close to the Oscars, although they recognize Kathryn Bigelow and refuse to hand out nominations to nine-year-old girls. [Guardian]

Godzilla is coming back, this time possibly battling not Mothra or Megalon, but rather Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson. [Deadline]

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Charli XCX, Brooke Candy and… Honey Boo-Boo?

Misery loves company, and sometimes the best company can be found in watching other people go through the same things you have on TV, but in a shiny, overexaggerated sort of way. So what better imagery to accompany a song about a relationship gone sour than images of heartbroken television and movie characters? English singer Charli XCX and rapper Brooke Candy (who you may remember from Grimes’ "Genesis" video) joined forces for XCX’s dark and sublime single "Cloud Aura" and its video, released today. In the black-and-white clip, singer and rapper wander interspersed with clips of recognizable and visibly distraught pop culture figures, including Lauren Conrad of The Hills, Zooey Deschanel, Dianna Agron and Britney Spears, as well as Sissy Spacek in Carrie and Honey Boo Boo, who doesn’t look particularly heartbroken, unless it’s over Glitzy the Pig. Also, Pikachu makes a brief appearance. 

UK filmmaker Ryan Andrews, who typically operates more in the horror realm, directed the clip. Watch.