Craziest MTV VMAs Fashion Ever (Miley Cyrus in Latex Included)
We're gearing up for the MTV VMAs this weekend, and to rile you up, we've gathered the craziest VMA moments of the years. Of course, Lady Gaga's getups made the cut . . . and Miley Cyrus's infamous foam-finger performance. Watch to see who else made our list, and make sure to tune in for our LIVE! viewing party of the MTV VMAs this Sunday!
On Allison: AllSaints top
Saved by the Bell dominated the '90s, and we learned a lot from the Bayside kids about personal style, including crazy prints, statement sneaks, and of course, a plethora of hats and scrunchies! The new Saved by the Bell unauthorized parody is coming out soon, so in honor of one of our favorite shows, here are the top five style tips we learned from Saved by the Bell.
Chef Curtis Stone knows how to heat up a kitchen with his take on bananas foster. The face of Netflix's "steaming while streaming" kitchen campaign, Curtis has devised recipes that correspond to shows available to stream on Netflix. "The wildly dysfunctional Bluth family on Arrested Development always seems a little bananas, drunken, spicy, or up in flames, and since they've brought me so many hilarious moments, I created this recipe in their honor! And what could be more perfect than a flamed banana dessert?" he reasons.
On Brandi: Everly
Dakota Fanning Is Counting on a Long Career in Hollywood
Dakota Fanning is all grown up! The actress and college student is back on the big screen in her Aug. 29 film The Last of Robin Hood, based on the true — and at the time, very scandalous — story of actor Errol Flynn's affair with a teenage actress named Beverly Aadland. At a recent press day for the movie, Dakota spoke about her own adventures as a young performer in Hollywood and how she plans to keep appearing before the camera for years to come.
Emmanuelle Chriqui Makes a "Very Pregnant" Return to Entourage!
Emmanuelle Chriqui is back as a "badass woman assassin" in the second season of her Crackle series Cleaners, which is available for streaming now. We caught up with Emmanuelle over coffee at New York's Gansevoort Park Hotel, where she also dished on her big return as Sloan in the new Entourage movie.
Pretty Little Liars returns for a fifth season tonight. The show's villain, "A," always signs letters and text messages with — A, which inspired us to create a sweet confection with a scary surprise inside. To create this cake at home, you'll need the following recipes: red velvet cake, white cake, and buttercream frosting.
On Brandi: MOTEL
Marge & Me: See the Fun, Vibrant (and Wearable!) Simpsons Collection
The first lady of television — Marge Simpson — is coming to a MAC store near you! Marge is definitely in charge, as MAC has teamed up with The Simpsons for a one-of-a-kind beauty collaboration, celebrating the brand's 25th anniversary.
I met with MAC senior artist Caroline Donnelly to learn what makes this line wearable — unfortunately, Marge doesn't strike me as having the most office-friendly look — and it turns out that not only does this collection pop and offer a vivid color palettes, but it also has products that the makeup pros use. Case in point? That greenish-yellow lip gloss? It's best used as a base to help neutralize your brighter lipstick shades. It also serves as a great nude color option. The power of the color wheel, eh? And if you're already gearing up for Halloween (like I am), you'll enjoy Caroline's tutorial on how to get the Marge look at home. Relatively speaking, it's quite a simple DIY! Grab your water-based paint and black construction paper — this is a look you'll certainly be able to re-create at home. You'll blow your friends away with on All Hallows' Eve!
The Simpsons collection will be online on Aug. 28 and in stores Sept. 4.
Caroline Donnelly applies water-based paint to her model.
For the eyes, Donnelly used MAC Chromacake in Pure White ($25), MAC Paint Stick in Pure White ($21), MAC Fix+ ($20) and MAC Studio Fix in Shivering White ($27)."
For the skin, MAC Chromacake in Primary Yellow ($25) was applied.
Start with the eyes, and then move to the rest of the face.
Apply a bright red lipstick. And we all know MAC has plenty of bright reds to choose from! Donnelly went with MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry ($15) and MAC Lipstick in Russian Red ($16).
Then, apply eyeliner at the base of the lashes. Donnelly used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack ($16).
Cut long, thin pieces of black construction paper for exaggerated eyelashes.
Adhere the paper lashes with your faux lash glue. Be sure to apply mascara first, and then let it dry before applying your paper lashes.
Almost ready . . .
There we go! The wig can be made out of chicken wire and curly blue wigs.
Last looks! To amp up the whiteness around the eyes, Donnelly used MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating ($16) on the waterline.
Caroline, Marge, and moi!
For removal, Donnelly recommends using baby oil and wipes. "Stand on a towel and get a friend to help you — you'll need someone to help get it off your back!"
Kick Out the Jams and Torch the Fat With This Dance Workout
Get your sexy on, and burn some serious calories with PlyoJam, the hot new fitness craze that combines dance moves with exploding plyometrics. Besides helping you to lose weight and tone your body, this workout is guaranteed to challenge your speed, agility, and balance, while keeping a huge smile on your face.