For most of us, Sunday night is a challenge. It is, regretfully, the last night of the weekend, and one that presents the impossible choice between Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks: The Return (and, more recently, Life of Kylie), which are followed immediately by Insecure. And this weekend, the Teen Choice Awards also contended for Sunday night attention—where, amid it all, the actress and musician Zendaya had the best Sunday night of us all, and she did it wearing pajamas.
Zendaya, who skipped last year’s Teen Choice Awards but attended back in 2015 in a ruffled top by Ashi Studio and a black pencil skirt with shoes from her own label, rolled up this year in a sequined pajama set from Ashish’s menswear line, showing the whole gender thing is pretty arbitrary, anyways. She paired the blue, white, and yellow pinstriped ensemble with gold sandals and a curly blowout that offered ’70s disco diva vibes—but, you know, chill, because pajamas.
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Zendaya Coleman attends the Radio Disney’s “Back to School Drive” at the Boys & Girls Club of L.A. Harbor on August 25, 2012.
Zendaya Coleman arrives for the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards.
Zendaya Coleman arrives at the Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013.
Zandaya attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013.
Zendaya arrives at the FOX’s 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014.
Zendaya attends the BET AWARDS ’14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014.
Zendaya attends the 12th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party with Emporio Armani on September 26, 2014.
Zendaya attends the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014.
Zendaya attends the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 8, 2014.
Zendaya arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 8, 2014.
Zendaya attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015.
Zendaya attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015.
Zendaya arrives at “China: Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015.
Zendaya attends the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Zendaya arrives at Vogue 95th Anniversary Party as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 3, 2015.
Zendaya attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Zendaya attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Zendaya attends the Los Angeles premiere of “Blended” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on May 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
endaya attends the Rihanna And The Clara Lionel Foundation 2nd Annual Diamond Ball at The Barker Hanger on December 10, 2015.
Zendaya attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in Hollywood, California, on December 14, 2015.
Zendaya Coleman attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016.
Zendaya arrives at The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016.
Zendaya arrives at Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards at The Forum on March 12, 2016 in Inglewood, California.
Zendaya attends amfAR’s Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles on September 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
Zendaya attends “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala.
Zendaya arrives at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016.
Zendaya attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 2, 2016.
Zendaya attends 13th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 7, 2016 in New York City.
Zendaya attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017.
Zendaya attends a photocall for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ at the Villa Magna Hotel on June 14, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
It’s worth noting this is not Zendaya’s first lounge-inspired look of late—last week, she arrived at Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood party in a pajama set by Vivetta covered in ombre pink and red sequins. The best way to upgrade a chill pajama look, apparently, is just sparkles, because when isn’t that the solution?
But she wasn’t finished there. No, the Spider-Man: Homecoming star had to continue to dominate Sunday, August 13, a seemingly arbitrary Sunday among Sundays. The 20-year-old also starred in the new Bruno Mars video, “Versace on the Floor,” in which she does not wear pajamas, but she does wear sequins, while Mars wears a lot of Versace. The video premiered at the same time as the Teen Choice Awards, where Zendaya was named Choice Breakout Star and Mars earned the 2017 Visionary prize.
Certainly, nobody on Game of Thrones had a better weekend, except maybe Daenerys and her dragons.
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