Beth Ditto, Zola Jesus, and Bethany Cosentino at the 2012 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
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Remember that time we told you how much we wished we were basking in the BBQ pit-lit glow of taco-infused musical mecca fantasticness better known as the SXSW music festival? Yeah, we’re still dreaming about hitching a ride on a magic carpet to capture those last moments left of the fest this weekend. Alas, we have more SXSW style shenanigans to make us feel like we’re actually there, including some sparkle motion courtesy of Gossip’s Beth Ditto, modern minimalism from electro high priestess Zola Jesus, and the cutest in sailor romper wear from Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino. Did we mention there’s a shirtless appearance by Lil Wayne?
We’re always excited to see what Gossip crooner and total sensational style maven Beth Ditto wears onstage. Never afraid to gob on copious amounts of eye makeup (she is a MAC collaborator after all) while rocking some kind of dazzle number, Dittz did not disappoint at SXSW with her gold sequin-adorned black dress and fishnets. Nika Roza Danilova, better known at Zola Jesus, was looking all kind of stylee stylez with her straight outta Brooklyn muted separates. We’re so into this tan cocoon cape over a gray tee, gray skirt, slouchy gray legging hose, and light brown platform clogs. It’s very Williamsburg Saturday afternoon coffee shop swoon. Miss Cosentino also wore fishnets and the sweetest red sailor romper we’ve ever seen. With her hair in a braided updo and a sense of casual confidence, this performance outfit only makes us long for her Urban Outfitters line all the more.
Lil Wayne, Theophilus London, and B.o.B at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
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In Boy Town, Lil Wayne was all about rockin’ his sk&r style—literally. If you haven’t heard already, the Weeze is launching his own Mountain Dew beverage called DEWeezy, which he launched in Austin with a performance that featured his shirtless torso, baby blue boxers baaaarely clinging to board shorts featuring a multicolored SHAZAM-type graphic. Kudos to Weezy for accessorizing with an actual skateboard too. Theophilus London is all kinds of style master, and he didn’t disappoint down in Texas when he showed up at the Fader Fort wearing a striped tee dip-dyed in purple, perfectly ripped jeans, an ankle scarf (ANKLE SCARF!!!!), sneaks, shades, and a vibrant red rose scarf atop his baseball-capped head. B.o.B also upped his layering game by pairing his tank and unbuttoned shirt combo with bright red pants and the raddest pair of multicolored Adidas high-tops. Always into accessorizing, he tipped his ensemble out with a single chest-bumpin’ necklace, shades, and a bright yellow cap. We love a dude who isn’t afraid of accessories, especially the occasional slouchy bow tie. *hat tip*