The Ultimate Groupies: Our 13-Hour Day (And Night) With Dev

In the midst of the Lollapalooza craziness last Saturday, Refinery29 got the exclusive and spent an entire day and night with indie-pop star (and new brand ambassador for ck one color cosmetics) Dev.
We followed the "Like A G6" songstress from the fan-packed product launch at the Ulta on State Street to the "Rock the Vote Nights" concert (alongside Kelly Osbourne, no less) and after-party at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Along with getting to know the down-to-earth singer, we tracked her clothing, hair, and makeup looks, which included covetable Christian Louboutins and (believe it or not) a midday haircut. Click through to relive our exciting 13-hour day with Dev—and try to keep up.
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Before we launch into our whirlwind Lollapalooza experience, here are a few fashion facts about Dev, mother and fiancée — not performer.

Casual Wear: jeans, Vans, and street wear T-shirts from her fiancé's (a professional skater) closet.

Going Out: dresses and heels all the way.

Favorite Designers: Simone Rocha and Hells Bells.

Favorite Stores: Cinema and Virgo Boutique (vintage) in downtown L.A.


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12:30 p.m. at the Ulta on State Street for the ck one color cosmetics launch event.

How long does it take you to get ready for an event or concert?
"It usually takes me about an hour and a half for wardrobe, makeup, and hair. I usually do my own makeup though! I almost always have."


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The ck one cosmetics line launched exclusively in Ulta stores. The first 300 fans who made a $45 purchase of ck one color cosmetics had the opportunity to meet Dev during her in-store personal appearance last Friday.


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Fans also had the opportunity to meet with ck one stylists and global makeup artists Jodie Boland and Hung Vanngo to have their makeup done for Lollapalooza, as well as learn about all the line.


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Dev greeted enthusiastic fans appropriately dressed in Calvin Klein pants and a vest, along with one of her most prized wardrobe possessions: a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps.

Anything else in your closet that you can't live without?
"I would have to say this really cool vintage Chanel jacket my fiancé just bought me. I love mixing in classic pieces."


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What are your favorite products from the ck one line?
"I love the three-in-one face makeup. I literally wear it every day, whether I'm at home or performing. It's full-coverage without feeling cakey — that's my big thing. I also don't like to keep reapplying, so that's what's cool about it, too. I also really love the gel duo eyebrow pencils and the double-ended eyeliner. I love eyeliner."


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5 p.m. in the ck one beauty lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.

Any beauty secrets you live by?
"It's definitely hard being on the road all the time and have to wear a lot of makeup on stage, but my mom drilled it into my head how important it is to wash your face every night — I'm obsessed with makeup wipes. I also drink a lot of water to keep my skin looking hydrated."


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While most of Dev's fans chose to have their copy of her debut album The Night the Sun Came Up autographed (given out with the purchase of the makeup), this fan decided to get creative and do a little fashion design of his own.


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How do you deal with all the attention from your fans?
"I embrace it. We celebrate each other. I love it. They like me, and I like them because they like me. We enjoy the same stuff."


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It seems as though you are constantly reinventing yourself through different hairstyles and colors. What's the deal?
"I get bored easily. I love changing it up. I think one of the best things about being a female is playing up your makeup, clothes, and hair. We can evolve every day."


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Dev modeling a three-finger ring on her right hand, a pinky ring with her daughter's initials (E.M. for Emilia Lovely), and her engagement ring on her left.

Congrats on getting engaged! When's the big day?
"We haven't set a date, hopefully soon. While it seems kind of backwards, I did just purchase my wedding dress. It's cream chiffon with black embroidery. Classic but a little bit untraditional, which I like."


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Have you ever had any major beauty blunders?
"Oh, yes! The first time I ever tried bleaching my hair in high school. I did it myself and didn't leave it on long enough — so i'm sure you know how that goes. My hair was orange. I looked crazy!"


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7 p.m. in Grant Park for Dev's Lollapalooza performance.


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Dev changed into a denim baby doll dress from Nasty gal, Christian Louboutin oxfords, and her fiancé's socks from Urban Outfitters.


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It was no surprise that the top two songs that got the crowd going were "In The Dark" and "Bass Down Low."


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Dev made it a point to connect to her Windy City crowd.
"My dad is from Chicago! I was born and raised a Bears fan!"


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Midnight in the Green Room at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago before her ck one "Rock the Vote Nights" concert.
If you notice something different, Dev had her hair cut into a chic bob at Ulta after her Lollapalooza performance! Global makeup artist Hung Vanngo is putting on a light coat of gloss and touching up her patent-colored ck one eye gloss.


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Rock The Vote Nights was presented by ck one, VH1 and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. Along with Kelly Osbourne, other partygoers in attendance included Rose McGowan, Dave Chappelle, Danny Masterson, and DJ White Shadow, among others.

Dev also made another wardrobe change: a black Calvin Klein vest and H&M blazer paired with the same Christian Louboutin oxfords from earlier.


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1 a.m. in the ck one Music Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.

You're so sugary sweet. How do you get into character to prepare for some of your more racier songs?
It's funny... it's like the makeup thing. I was always sort of a tomboy and a bit more reserved growing up. When I became a woman — especially when I became a mother — I felt like embracing all of my womanness. I feel sexy singing sexy songs. In turn, women feel sexy listening to my songs, so I guess we're all feeling sexy together!"


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What's one beauty product you won't go on stage without?
"ck one lipstick in Vinyl. I have it on now!"


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We were all a little tired by the time the concert ended in the wee hours, but it was worth it. After all, that's the kind of sacrifice an ultimate groupie makes.


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