Thanks for the RECs. They are a godsend. Love you. I enjoyed the famous!trope rec. Can you rec fics where one of them is famous.
HOLY SHIT ! The famous!non-Famous trope is so perfect. Take a seat, it’s gonna be a long ride honey :)
(also thank you for your lovely comment! Love you more, you know?)
- Empty Skiesby @sadamenoito : For three years, Harry has been running from his past. Now, he
is moving to London and pledges to fulfil his only dream – making it
big in the music industry. Not everyone has a place, though, and the
competition is tough. As is his past catching up on him.Louis is
part of the biggest boy band of the world, and getting there had meant a
lot of hard work, as well as sacrificing parts of his heart and soul.
He’s still happy. Maybe not as happy as he could be, but who is he to
complain? Featuring Perrie as Harry’s adorable flatmate, Niall as his manager, and Liam and Zayn as Louis’ bandmates.
- zipping across the stars
, by hurreh
: One Direction consists of five people; Louis, Zayn,
Niall, Liam, and Gemma. When the band preforms at Wembley Stadium the
boys are introduced to Gemma’s younger brother Harry.Louis wishes he had
known that before he threw himself at the boy for six hours but he
can’t stop now can he? (10k)
- shine by @lourrynavy : Louis is an actor who needs to get away from the real world. He does the
only thing that he can and runs away, finding himself in a small town
where he happens upon Harry. What Louis doesn’t expect is to somehow
fall in love and end up having to face what he was running from all
- Thought The Song Was Sung by @100percentsassy : Louis never auditioned for the X-Factor. Years later,
Harry’s just another gay ex-boybander who lives alone with his cat…
until Niall decides to take matters into his own hands and set up a
profile for Harry on a dating website. (12k)
- find me cause i’ll never find you , by highhopes: Harry makes his way through the people, stopping for
pictures and hugs and Louis feels his heart beating rapidly in his chest
because this is it. This is finally it. (or, harry is a famous indie singer and all louis wants is a picture) (1.7k)
- somewhere only we knowby @bethaboolou: Personal assistant Louis knows something is up with his
best friend and employer Harry. And it’s not just his big tour coming
up or the ever-increasing womanizing rumors about the popstar. To get to
the bottom of Harry’s moodiness, Louis decides he has to kidnap him and
take him on a roadtrip up the California coast to Portland.The
roadtrippiest road trip fic ever written. Basically an excuse for
gratuitous fluff and smut with a pinch of angst tossed in for good
- baby, you’re my only reasonby zouisclimax:Harry’s
famous and Louis’ a big fan. or, “you’re a celebrity and you just broke
up and i tweeted you a selfie and said “date me” and you thought i was
serious?“ au (6k)
- Dream Awake , by @protagonist-mOn a hazy day in August, Louis sees Harry perform at a music festival as
an unsigned act and convinces him to spend the rest of the weekend in
his company. Harry gets signed; life changes. They never really wake up
from the dream. (30k)
- It Happened like a Firefly’s Lightby
: Harry Styles. It was a name everyone knew, a person the public loved.
But he had one impossible task. Write and record his third album in a
month. This is where Louis Tomlinson comes in. He wasn’t famous, not by
any means. But this songwriter was going to make Harry’s album possible.
That is if fans, the media and falling in love don’t get in the way
- You’ve Been Lonely Too Long by amory : Harry has everything someone would need to make them
happy: money, fame, a stunningly attractive albeit fake girlfriend, a
supportive family, good friends, and a cat. But maybe he isn’t very
happy.Louis sleeps around and no, he definitely does not have a
problem admitting to that thank you very much, but maybe he’s just a
little tired of waking up alone in the morning with only a bowl of
instant macaroni and cheese to comfort him.Maybe letting Zayn play matchmaker wouldn’t be such a bad thing. (65k)
- i can be the motor (you’ll be the gasoline)by kiwikero :
Harry is a British pop star living in LA. While trying to escape his
reality of publicity stunts and record sales, his Harley breaks down.
Stranded in the mountains, Harry has no choice but to call for help.
And, somehow, a fit tow truck driver with the ocean in his eyes might
end up fixing more than just Harry’s bike. (8k)
- Someone new, by anonymous : “Fuck it, let’s go do something.” Louis jumps off the
basins and looks up at Harry. “Let’s get out of here and just fuck
obligations and bullshit narratives and I’ll find something to write
about later but, seriously, let’s just leave. You look like you could
use a break from all this crap.”Or, Louis’ a gossip journalist that spends the day with Harry Styles. (7k)
- California Sold
Notoriously closeted boyband member Harry Styles is famous on a
global scale, meanwhile Louis, as his best friend, is back home in
Manchester, living the typical life of a 24 year old. When Harry needs
Louis with him in LA, a publicity stunt gone wrong changes their
friendship forever. A fake-relationship AU between two lifelong best friends. (123k)
Update (under the cut!)(last update April 4th 2017)
Brendon Urie's Stylist on the Panic! at the Disco Singer's Colorful Tailormade Style: Exclusive
For Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie, the embrace of “emo” spans at least a decade. But thanks to stylist Anthony Franco, the band is changing its tune, donning a new, colorfully clad style.
The self-taught designer and stylist first cut his teeth in the ‘80s and '90s dressing Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Lauryn Hill and outfitting MC Hammer for his “2 Legit 2 Quit” video. “When you come from making clothes for stars, you can’t give it up, which is why I like working with Panic!,” Franco tells Billboard in an exclusive interview.
After being introduced to the Las Vegas-bred group through their Nothing Rhymes With Circus tour director – who Franco worked with while styling Fall Out Boy – it was a match made in sartorial heaven. “I just threw a whole bunch of stuff in my bag from working on films like Waterworld and X-Men, made a bunch of sh–, met the boys, and they were like, 'We love you,’” he recalls. “They were babies, 17 to 20 years old, and I was already in my 30s, but from that point on, I became really close with them and have literally done every single thing with the band and Brendon since.”
How would you describe Brendon’s style?
The thing I love about the band is they’re from Vegas, so they kinda had a Rat Pack vibe with emo elements to them. With all groups, it’s the singer who usually has their individual style, and Brendon will wear anything I ask him to. He trusts me, and that’s a big thing; when an artist does not allow their stylist or creative team to help them create an image, a lot of times it looks like it’s forced. Personally, I can’t think of anyone out there with his sense of style. He loves his shiny fabrics, has stage presence, and to me, he’s always been a one-man show. He does take over, and the fans love it, and it’s great.
He seems to be a big fan of colorful and patterned tuxedo jackets, along with high-collar shirts. Is that your influence?
Yeah, the high-collar thing came about when we were doing the “Hallelujah” video, where it’s a play on clergymen in a confessional. Instead of doing the band in collars – which is a direct reference to priesthood – we implemented that element into the shirts by raising the collar up. I love how Karl Lagerfeld dresses with his collars, so that’s what we go for. It gives an emperor’s look as opposed to looking like a preacher.
Brendon @brendonurie @panicatthedisco ready to give you an amazing performance tonite on @fallontonight - #brendonurie #panicatthedisco #tonight
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What about the colorful and patterned tuxedo jackets?
This started around the '05 Vaudeville eyeliner emo look, but I began noticing that the clothing started to elevate itself with shine and color. I wasn’t so nervous about it since I knew Brendon could pull it off, but it was also something that nobody at the time was doing, and it sort of came across as really Liberace. To avoid looking like a Vegas lounge singer, his fit had to be perfectly tailored and custom-made. I didn’t want to just throw him in clothing that we had to alter but didn’t work for him. As his stylist, I want to make sure that every time he’s out there performing or on the red carpet, he looks different, but it’s still his style.
Is there a pattern or color Brendon wouldn’t wear?
I don’t know if I would ever put him in plaid. I like textures, and leopard works perfectly for him. I think there is not a color now that we haven’t used. That’s why when we did the Grammy red carpet, we went for a clean slate with the white tux with silver thread in it and a fattened collared shirt (exclusive sketch below). Kind of like [Grammy-nominated best rock album] Death of a Bachelor, where a bride wears white. We flew in the shiny fabric from London, and I made the full look (tux, pant and shirt) within a week, because I have his pattern down perfectly. That’s fast for us, but with him, I don’t like to do things with too much of a lead time because we’re so creative we might change our minds. His fans love him, and it’s nice when they get in really close and can spot a new detail within that look.
What influences Brendon’s style the most: comfortability or design interest?
Since he’s an active performer, his pants have a little stretch in them, and his shoes have to be super comfortable. But up top, he will wear anything. I also have to be aware of sweating because he’s performing, so I will never use wool. He’ll start the show looking head-to-toe perfect and will start stripping stuff off, and before you know it, he ends up shirtless. [Laughs] For him, I think it’s really about a full look at the beginning, and then he’ll sort of taper down to get himself into it. For the red carpet, he wants to look perfect from head-to-toe.
When it comes to fashion, what excites Brendon?
He’s interesting because we know it’s the element of dress-up, and he knows that people love him for his music and his clothing. He gets inspired by fashion and is not an off-the-rack kind of guy. Brendon will never follow a designer just because everyone else is following a trend. It’s dress-up, but it’s not a costume nor gimmicky.
Brendon @brendonurie looks so good at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards - he’s wearing a custom Diamond White Tuxedo–We’ve done almost every color in the rainbow – This shining beauty is definitely one of my favorites. #brendonurie #panicatthedisco #grammys
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How do you keep it from looking gimmicky?
The good thing is, with well-made clothing; it never looks cheap. And we put a lot into making sure the fit of the fabric and details are expensive, a.k.a. well-thought-out and -executed.
When he’s not performing, what does Brendon gravitate towards?
He’s all casual. Jeans, T-shirt, a hoodie and Adidas sneakers. He is straight-up comfort.
Even at nighttime?
Oh yeah, he would never dress up to go to dinners and stuff like that. That persona of him is strictly onstage.
Brendon @brendonurie giving you one hell of a performance yesterday @iheartradio - wearing one of my favorite jackets in Army Green Lacquer ☠️ #brendonurie #iheartradio #performance
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What is your most memorable styling moment with Brendon?
His light-blue jacket with leopard T-shirt from his last tour. A couple, who met at a Panic! concert and eventually got married, sent a photo of their baby dressed up for Halloween in a leopard shirt and blue onesie jacket over it. It was so damn cute, and when fans start re-creating his looks, it’s flattering for us. The most incredible moment was when Brendon met President Obama after performing at the Kennedy Center Honors in a gorgeous bronze tuxedo, which we custom designed. It photographed beautifully, and I felt so proud to see my work on him while meeting the president.
One of my favorite fashion moments - Brendon @brendonurie & Sarah @sarahurie at the Kennedy Center Honors 2013, both look so stunning wearing my designs. #love #friends
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This was a photo from “Better Off Dead” which was probably my favorite song performed on this tour because it was so unique and different from the original song. I went to the Charlotte show and Kellin brought a little girl up on stage which was adorable. Gabe also saw me waving twice and taking pics of him sitting on Jack and Justin and waved to me. I loved the experience (:
“[At the Fort Worth concert, 22 November 1974, George introduced Billy Preston as] someone I would never have come on the road without, because I love him so much and need him so bad.” - From While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison by Simon Leng
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“George is wonderful. George is very spiritual. He’s a very loving and humble person. He’s a very good friend and is like a brother to me.” - Billy Preston [x]
This photo is from the Orlando show on 6.22.15 the last night of the tour. My favorite moment was Kellin’s speech before performing Better Off Dead. “Girls don’t cut your arms, you’re too pretty for that shit..”
Introducing #TakeoverTuesday, today’s gallery comes from super #KOLFans Daniela & Nicole of @KOLfanblog. These are some of their favorite photos, all taken during their world travels checking out the #WALLS tour. Thanks for your globe-trotting fandom!
- via KOL IG.
Congrats to my dear friends Dani & Nic on having the honour of being the first to be featured on #TakeoverTuesday! Looking forward to seeing more friends being featured. I’m looking at you, Abs, Aurora, Philip, Lyanne, Dimitra..!
What I originally posted: Hey @taylorswift! I’m doing a portrait for you which also turned into a sort of project on what your fans look for most in you (you get me??).
I messaged several swifties from Tumblr and instagram to ask them to send me their favorite picture of you so I could have multiple choices to choose from when I did my portrait because I couldn’t choose my self. A few sent funny pictures like one where you are holding two apples to your chest at the AMA’s (I think) and some sent photo shoot pictures like the one above.
But, some people sent pictures where you had the biggest smile on your face that you can see all the way to your eyes. You can tell you are just glowing from it! Those were my favorite pictures I got because it shows that their favorite pictures/time to be in the fandom is when you are happiest (like when you are on tour).
I chose this picture because to me it just oozes power. But not a bad, selfish power. It looks like a face that has found herself and is free from all troubles and now believes in herself and truly believes she can do anything she sets her mind to.
I’m going to start up on the portrait soon and I will keep everyone posted! I hope you’re having a good day!!!
What I posted yesterday: Y'all wanna know why it’s taken me five months to finish this project (I should be finished tomorrow) bc every time I draw I LISTEN TO MUSIC AND I GET DISTRACTED EITHER SINGING OR ACTING OUT PARTS UGHHHH. Also school has been busy too
Today: This project had taken me so long and I’m so proud to have finished it. Even with all of its flaws (the long face shape and crooked lips), I’m still proud to say it’s been one of my bests! Special thanks to my Tumblr swiftness who helped me by submitting photos: @tayymerica, @guy-swiftie1989, @ttaylor-is-queen! There were many more on instagram that helped me as well (hit me up @ bethpeebles). I hope everyone enjoys this piece of art especially @taylorswift!
Happy 5 months of you dealing with my annoying self. How do you do it? That’s one of life’s biggest mysteries. We’ve had our ups and downs, but honestly? I wouldn’t change anything. I’m insanely lucky to have you by my side. I love you. Ps: You’re such a show off. @ChrisEvans
I recently saw a video (I don’t have a link, I don’t know where it came from) of the boys outside a photo shoot on 8 August 2011.
These “bulletproof weeks” are my favorite era, because I think it was the last time we saw them truly relaxed and natural. Here are a couple of screen caps from the video. They know they are being filmed:
(It’s possible they are holding hands here, or Harry is fixing his pants, but regardless, Louis’ hand placement is my favorite)
The natural body language makes me weak.
I saw a gifset today of the Detroit 95.5FM Meet & Greet on 26 February 2012 and it really drove home just how quickly their world changed and how much Louis, especially, struggled with that in early 2012 as they did their promo tour in America.
This meet & greet was about 7 months after the photo shoot video in August 2011. Louis hovers near Harry, reaching out to grab his arm at one point, and Harry senses his discomfort and rubs Louis’ back.
It hit me…this was only their second meet & greet at a radio station in America. They didn’t do meet & greets like this on the first leg of the UAN tour in the UK. They had done book signings and met fans backstage, but not quite like this. This was also the first meet & greet like this where there was video allowed.
So consider 8 August 2011, when they were 2 weeks into promo for an album that came out in November and hadn’t even released a single in the UK, let alone signed a contract for U.S. distribution.
And then consider their behavior as they began their promo tour in America at the end of February 2012.
They’d been thrust into this whirlwind promo tour that was, in Louis’ own words, “relentless” with an entirely new set of rules that only applied to Harry and Louis. They had likely been told not to interact as they had before in front of these new American fans and Louis was floundering a bit, struggling against his natural instincts, which is to reach out for Harry when he’s feeling unsure.
The effects of this on their relationship must have been profound. But they didn’t back down. They still haven’t. They’ve worked so hard to counter these natural tendencies, going so far as to stop looking at each other, but they still slip through every once and a while.
admiring my work I did with the bookshelf. It stood safely and beautifully in
our living room and soon it would be filled with our favorite books. I quickly
cleared the room from all the garbage and then made my way into our bedroom. I stopped
at the door seeing Y/N sitting on the hardwood floor. She was wearing one of my
T-shirts with only her panties on and she was looking at old photos of us
putting them all over the floor.
you find?” I asked smiling as I walked over to her and sat down in front of
“I found a
bunch of photos we made through year, they are amazing!” she smiled. “Look at
it!” She handed me one and I couldn’t help but smile as I saw our at least
three years younger selves cheesing at the camera. I think it was taken at her
parent’s house around Christmas. We had onsies on and I had pudding all over my
face, actually she was the one who got me all dirty. “I love these photos, we
should make a huge montage out of them.”
example on this wall?” I asked nodding towards the one that was across our bed.
look great,” she smiled at me leaning closer and we exchanged a quick kiss. “Look
at these, I love seeing our “we just started dating, it’s a bit awkward but
damn” selves!” she giggled handing me some more photos.
We had been
together for six years, I was nineteen and she was eighteen when we started
dating, now we just moved together. We came a long way but I love those early
days that were awkward but quite amazing. There was a photo of us on the beach,
she was hugging my waist as I had my arms around her shoulders. That was a kind
of double date night with two of our mutual friends and I remember walking her
home and being so damn nervous, because it was the first time we were seen out
is so short on this one,” I smiled looking up at her. Now her hair was long and
a bit lighter than back then.
chopping it off, I like it long,” she sighed smiling. “Your face is so much
more… childish, it’s cute,” she giggled pointing at me on the photo.
“I didn’t even
have to shave then,” I laughed. “Oh and this one, that’s one of my favorites.”
I held up
the photo of us sleeping on the couch at my parents’ house. “Do you remember
this?” I grinned at her. She tugged her hair behind her ears and took the photo
from me. A wide smile appeared on her beautiful lips as she thought of that
after we got back from your tour and we hadn’t slept?”
we swore to my mom that we are not even tired, but ten minutes later we were
off,” I laughed. She came with me on that tour and I loved having her with me
every day and everywhere.
“Man, I was
so sleepy and I feel bad that we missed the family dinner,” she shook her head
smiling. “But this one is my absolute favorite.”
me another one and as I realized when it was taken I smirked at her.
really is a great one.”
remember what we were doing before it was taken?” she murmured leaning to my
ear as she snaked her arms around my neck. I pulled her to my lap and buried my
face into her neck.
I forget it?” I lightly laughed. The photo was taken after our first time. We had
been together for about four months and it was totally random. We went to a concert
and then ended up at her place and… it just happened. Then she took her camera
and shot a photo of us lying the bed only the sheets covering us. I had my head
on her chest with my eyes closed as she was smiling widely into the camera. I
loved her so much and nothing has changed over the years. She was my everything
and living with her was the best thing that ever happened to me.
that we can spend every night together from now,” she mumbled as we just simply
sat on the floor holding each other. These kind of moments were my favorites.
Just having her with me and not worrying about anything.
we spent so many nights apart,” I chuckled. We basically just went from my
place to her place spending the nights together. Since we both loved sleeping
together we always ended up in the same bed.
but it’s official now,” she giggled kissing my cheek as she leaned back looking
at me. “I love you,” she said gently playing with my hair at the back of my
“I love you
continue packing tomorrow? I’m too tired, I just want to cuddle.”
you want babe,” I smiled at her. “We have lots and lots of time.”