Belly chains are weird. In theory, they’re stupid and superfluous, a bit of jewelry around a part of the body that doesn’t normally have a necklace-type chain wrapped around it. In practice, they’re pretty stupid too — unless you’re a gorgeous celebrity with a sexy body, of course. Mere mortals should avoid the belly chain at all costs, but for those who are endowed with perfect curves — our girl Rihanna, for instance — the belly chain is their best friend.
Speaking of Rihanna, her gratuitous use of the belly chain and copious Instagram beach selfless have really piqued our interest in the belly chain. While we mostly associate the belly chain with the early 2000′s, body jewelry is having a renaissance among the celebrity set, with everyone from Beyonce to Kendall Jenner flaunting their perfect abdominals with gold chains. Take a look at this collection of the best belly chains from the past and now.
The “snake scarf” is a ubiquitous staple of celebrity. It’s a mark of decadence and courage, screaming, “Look how rich and brave I am!” as a giant python languishes around ones neck. A trend, like most weird-ish celebrity penchants (see also: chair dancing; pube skimming pants) that was immortalized into the pop culture psyche by Britney Spears, who by now is basically The Pope of all that is wonderfully gaudy and ostentatious about pop music. We bow before you and your serpent king, all powerful Britney.
While we’ve all held a snake at some time or other in our lives, it’s likely said snake wasn’t the reptilian kind we’re talking about here (*chuckle!*). The latest inductee into the snake grabbing celebrity crew is, obviously, Beyoncé, who, for Blue Ivy’s birthday, got up close and personal, stroking a giant snake as it pressed against her tiny body. It’s probably also important to note that the snake was similar to the one Britney brandished at the 2001 MTV Music Awards — or in other words, watch out Brit, Bey is coming for you.
A symbol also of sex and yeah, penises, the snake has found its way into the hands and across the bodies of many of our favorite stars. Most of them are naked, too, with snakes strategically positioned against their breasts and vaginas, raising the stakes on the power of suggestion. From Adam and Eve metaphors to jungle themes and vampires, we’ve got everyone from Salma Hayek to Kate Moss doing the sexy snake thing. Try not to get hissss-tertical as you browse our gallery of sexy babes holding snakes.
If you ever believed that you and your friends could lift the weight of a human body with only a combination of your index and middle fingers, some candles and heavy chanting, then you were probably a big fan of The Craft in the ’90s. That being the case, you definitely remember saving up for deep purple lipstick like Nancy wore in the movie. Yes, The Craft and the popularization of witch culture (eventually bleeding into fashion), saw many a pubescent girl with smudged purple lips that most likely looked more bruised than broodingly occult.
It’s been a while since Nancy and the girls did their magic, but once the spell was cast, there was no turning back. Now, witch inspired lipstick has been the calling card of many a movie star, pop singer and fashionista. Most recently, we saw Lorde clean up at the Grammys while wearing a rich shade of deep plum lipstick, and rocking a decidedly witchy vibe in her monochrome outfits and long black hair.
In celebration of our favorite witches, Lorde’s iconic Grammys wins, and the fact that we just can’t get enough plum shades on our lips, we’re taking a look at some of the best witch inspired lips of the past few years. These are some babes who know how to exfoliate.
Let’s not mince words here. American Hustle, more than anything, was a foray into the many and varied ways into which Amy Adams‘ cleavage could be exposed. From spangly dresses with plunging necklines to the more humble wrap around dress, Adams’ greatest assets were consistently and brazenly on display. Not that anyone is complaining.
Ah, the perm. A remnant of ’70s and ’80s “fashion” that we can be glad to have left behind. But have we really let go of the perm? With Bradley Cooper sporting an impressive man-perm in American Hustle recently, a nostalgia has been sparked for the admittedly stupid, but strangely endearing, hairstyle.
The wardrobe malfunction is no stranger to the world of celebrity, and 2013 was no exception. With nipples and vaginas flying about willy nilly, you’d think these people didn’t have millions of dollars with which to adequately cover their private parts.
If a breast is exposed, but the nipple is covered, was the boob ever naked in the first place? Let’s ponder this and many other questions as we journey through this gallery of the raciest celebrity pasties. Despite the existentialist quandary presented by the pasty, what I want to know most is: Does it hurt? It seems as though sticking something to your nipple would hurt. And some of those things look heavy; dragging nipples can’t be much fun.
When Miley Cyrus rocked onto stage at the EMAs this year sparking up a joint and wearing a labia skimming leotard, it was the latter that really sent the media into a tail spin. How DARE the girl almost show us her vagina? It’s been a big year all round for Miley’s “almost vagina,” with multiple performances and public appearances, not to mention a controversial Terry Richardson shoot (what!? really!?), showing off her flawless, ingrown hair free, pubic bone.
The selfie is now ubiquitous on social media, so much so that its greatest proponents have started mixing it up, and finding bold new ways to self-photograph. The latest craze in selfie-land is to take your body, cell phone and reverse it — that’s right, we’re now taking it from behind. With Kim Kardashian kicking it off, a whole slew of celebrities have started capturing their perfect tushes in their gratuitous selfies.
It’s Hunger Games season! And with posters of Jennifer Lawrence, game-face on, staring you down, pointing her bow and arrow at you in a flourish of flames everywhere you turn, it’s hard not to succumb to the delicate mix of sexiness and feminist bravado the image evokes. It’s true that J-Law looks good doing just about anything — I challenge you to put her in a burlap sack and have her recite the dictionary and it NOT be completely endearing and compelling — but as Katniss Everdeen there’s a real magic in her archery.