Starved of proper runways, red carpets and any other public event that allows for the showcase of fashion’s latest and greatest, we’ve turned to Instagram to get that much-needed dose of style every week. With colossal sporting events and romantic holidays alike clogging up the calendar for February, we best leave it to the likes of Cardi B, The Weeknd and Lil Nas X to keep us truly fed. Take it away fashionistas…
LOOKS OF THE WEEK
From Superbowl stylings to sexy Valentine’s Day costumes, here are our Instagram looks of the week.
Starman via The Weeknd
Well, of course, we have to start with last night’s sporting spectacular, starring The Weeknd. Having dominated the charts throughout the entire 2010s and early twenties, his performance at this year’s Superbowl was chock-full of smash hits and all things After Hours. One thing we did notice was that, for Abel, there were no costume changes. Ordinarily, we’d be fuming, but we can also understand not wanting to change out of his glistening head 2 toe Givenchy fit, courtesy of Matthew Williams. It is pretty gorgeous after all…
Rihanna is tie-dye for
Can’t believe Bad Girl Riri is officially bringing back the tie dye trend of Summer 2013 (if you know, you know) with this beyond explosive bucket hat and dress combo. UK Gov, we demand you open the shops – we’re off to John Lewis for plain tees and plenty of Dyson dye!
Girl with the pearls, Phoebe Bridgers
This Wonderland star caught some serious flack from annoying old people on the Internet following her appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Perhaps they need it spelling out that as she was singing “The End Is Here”, her destroying her guitar is an act of performance art. We got it Phoebe! We also need to know how many Oysters were harmed in the making of her Gucci pearl harness.
Symone is a hair-raising icon
“Black Hair is a revolution,” calls Symone on the runway of this week’s RuPaul’s Drag Race US, referencing a 90s RuPaul tune and hair moment. We were speechless as she twirled and shaked her braided ensemble before the judges, a feat of modern design we truly weren’t ready for. If she doesn’t win this season, we riot!
Lil Nas X or Cupid-as-a-raver…
It seems Lil Nas X has shot an arrow straight into our hearts with this Cupid-as-a-raver look, now we’re head over heels (as if we weren’t already). The rapper is suited and booted in labels like Givenchy and Versace in what potentially may tease a Valentine’s Day related project to come? Either way, we’ve got major horn, or butterflies – whichever has you feeling most aroused – for this look.
Ariana Grande, Meg Thee Stallion & Doja Cat in three’s a crowd
Hot Girls Only! Ariana Grande, Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat are prepping to give us the sexiest serve on planet earth in the upcoming video for their “34+35” remix. Acting as the twenties’ answer to Charlie’s Angels (sorry Kristen Stewart and co.), the trio don lacy lingerie and tons and tons of bling for the sleepover-themed flick. Expect pillow fights and Mama Grande storming down the stairs to shout at her guests for being too damn noisy.
Leomie Anderson and the technicolour dream ‘fit
Leomie Anderson really said: “Let me give you street style even though we’re not meant to be on the street” with this look. Clad in a pair of vintage Versace boots, ivory Von Dutch miniskirt and the fluffiest Dior denim jacket you’ve seen in your life, our beloved Wonderland cover star is doing up glamour on the bloody pavement – how are us mere mortals supposed to compete? Catch us bidding on some runway Gaultier bits to sport on our next Tesco run…
Cardi B reads all about it
Cardi B completes this high-fashion Instagram looks of the week with the ultimate Galliano for Dior ensemble. Sourced by Elcycer Vintage, pap’s caught the “Up” singer heading goodness knows where in this classic navy denim moment, complete with matching 00’s saddlebag and huge orange sunnies. We need to take a moment just to focus on that matching Newsboy hat… incredible.