Reality competition series, Styled To Rock, has found a new home.
The show, executive produced by Rihanna, focuses on fashion design. Each week, contestants compete with one another to create the best outfit for a famous music act. Only half of the contestants will have the opportunity to show the musical act their design, the other half will be up for elimination.
The show will premiere on BRAVO on Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Super producer Pharrell Williams will serve as a mentor for the reality show. Each contestant (the show starts out with 12) was hand picked by Rihanna herself.
Some of this season’s celebrity guests include, Naya Rivera, Carely Rae Jepsen, Ne-Yo, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Miley Cyrus, Khloé Kardashian, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Osbourne, The Band Perry, and Nervo.
The overall winner will receive $100,000 cash, a fashion feature in Glamour magazine and the chance to become the next member of Rihanna’s design team.
Miley Cyrus must be doing something right, because she’s on the cover of yet another magazine.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer covers the November issue of FASHION magazine.
Cyrus dishes on her VMAs performance, her critics, taking advice from Pharrell Williams and much more.
Check out some snippets from her interview below.
On her discerning taste in fashion:
“I can go through so many clothes say ‘no, that’s not me’ right away. I’m so adamant and controlling and OCD about my work that I can scare some people—especially when it comes to clothes. I have a very specific style of my own and I think it is better to be stylish than trendy. I find vintage Celine or Chanel and mix it with athletic or vintage pieces makes a look modern and fresh. Vintage makes everything look punk.”
On MTV censoring her VMA performance:
“I was trying to slap Robin’s ass but no one saw it! Believe me! MTV edited so much. They cut almost everything I did. I’m proud of that performance. I feel like music is really stale right now. I could have guessed what a lot of artists would have done that night. The reaction to what I did has been insane. I think it was a breath of fresh air! For the people that don’t get it, you weren’t meant to.”
On critics and her “competition:”
“I feel like I’m in a different lane now. When it comes to critics, I have my blinders on and I don’t really feel like I have to compete with other pop artists. I never think, ‘oh this performance is going to make her look bad or out-shadow her’ either but if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up to work. At an office, everyone is trying to be boss. Pop music is the same. What I wear adds a factor that other girls can’t compete with.”
On “Drive”—a new song that alludes to her relationship with ex-boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth:
“I wrote it while I was working on Valentine’s Day—emotionally it was such a hard time. It is about needing to leave someone but not really wanting to completely cut yourself off from the relationship. It’s a time when you want to leave but you can’t. It’s also about moving on.”
On the artists who fuel her vision:
“Terry Richardson shot my video for “Wrecking Ball” and he’s about capturing strength versus beauty. His women look so strong in his images. I was so inspired by [photographer] Ryan McGinley’s work too [for the video to “We Can’t Stop“]-especially a series where he shot all these the girls coming out of trees. Having artist Todd James create all the teddy bears for the VMAs was a thrill too—it was one of the things I was hoping people would focus on. I was hoping some would think, ‘Miley may be out there shaking her ass and having fun but she’s got some intelligence.’ Some people just saw the teddy bears but they didn’t look into the details. We had [faux] Picasso paintings going by the stage too. People who want to open their eyes can see something bigger in my work.”
On taking style advice from Pharrell Williams:
“I found what I wore on the red carpet to the VMAs with Pharrell. It was a Dolce and Gabbana piece from 1992—the year I was born. He saw it and said, ‘you have to buy it.’ I think that outfit added a factor that the other girls couldn’t compete with. Pharrell says it’s not about what you’re wearing; it’s the way you wear it. That was a lesson I took to heart. I think it is important that I execute a look better than other people. Fashion is what separates me from everyone else.”
To read more with Cyrus, pick up the November issue of cFASHION magazine, available on newsstands October 7, 2013.
Get lost in music with Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams.
The trio breaks tradition with the music video for “Lose Yourself to Dance.” Instead of releasing a traditional three-minute video, the gang opted for a video running just a little over a minute. Even though the video is short, the imagery and shimmer are amazing!
“Lose Yourself to Dance” is the second single from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories album. It was released on August 13, 2013.
Check out the video below.
Daft Punk and Pharrell have one of the hottest songs of the summer. So what better way to praise the dynamic trio than by putting them on the cover of VIBE’s Summer Issue.
This issue, which also serves as the magazine’s 20th Anniversary issue, has the “Get Lucky” singers dishing on the success of the hit 80s band’s new album, Random Access Memories.
VIBE: What drew you guys to work with Pharrell on Random Access Memories?
THOMAS BANGALTER: We’ve always been big fans of his work and output as a producer, rapper and musician. But what we really appreciate more than anything is a multitalented artist that has a strong aura and is super talented, charismatic and very glamorous. His natural glamour—he is as elegant in jeans [as he is] in a tuxedo.
PHARRELL WILLIAMS: Thank you.
Do you remember your first time hearing Daft Punk?
WILLIAMS: I’ll never forget. I was talking to this girl, and all of a sudden I heard a song and was like, “What the fuck is that?” Because it just seemed like something regal, something very royal and different, from a higher caliber. When that guy sang “One More Time,” I was like, “What the?!” And then it was everywhere. Like, I heard it in cars in the hood. From that point I was in love with the sound and the groove. Isn’t that the most amazing feeling when we hear something and ask, “What is it?”
GUY-MANUEL DE HOMEM-CHRISTO: That never happens to us.
BANGALTER: It’s cool as a musician to be challenged by new music. It’s always something you look for, because all of us are music lovers. We have this repertoire where each time there is a song that makes a difference, people know it.
Did you expect Random Access Memories to be received so well after being off the scene for so long?
BANGALTER: We were very surprised about how much our project got noticed in a world where we went undercover for a long time. But there is no fear in what we are doing. There is no insecurity of being in the spotlight or losing the spotlight—that’s not what drives us. We’re amazed at how many ways we can connect with people through music and art because we don’t take anything for granted.
You connected with Kanye West to help produce his Yeezus LP. It sounds very different from when he sampled you guys for “Stronger.”
BANGALTER: It’s good that it is different, beccause the impact that “Stronger” had is very important. Somehow, it turned out to be this combination between hip-hop and electronic music, and almost started the mix of those genres. We’re all trying to push the envelope and to see where the music can go.
“Lose Yourself to Dance” is the second single, also featuring Pharrell. What is the statement of that song?
WILLIAMS: “Lose Yourself to Dance” makes me feel like walking down the street in the middle of the night in London and it’s 1984, 1985. I don’t hear ’70s in that at all. For me, it doesn’t sound at all like a Bowie record, but I feel like David Bowie would have loved that record. He could actually sing it.
BANGALTER: We’re trying to define—or redefine—what dance floor music can be. Whether it’s something lighter or something more primer. “Lose Yourself to Dance” is almost this idea of a timeless place or dance floor where you can lose yourself. The idea of unity of the dance floor, people being connected.
Check out more photos of the trio over at VIBE.com.
Photos: Karl Ferguson for VIBE