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You know how sometimes you look at your closet—which is overflowing to the point where you have several shirts all living on the same hanger and it takes ALL of your core strength to move things around—and you wonder whether you should (a) weed through it to give some stuff away, (b) send a shipment to live at your mom’s house, or (c) just move? This is one of those times.
I’m happy to report that we’re going (mostly) with the latter because we found a sweet new spot with a Mariah-episode-of-Cribs sized walk-in closet. JUST FOR OUR SHOES.
From here on out, you can find all your MTV Style faves at our shiny new address, which is tricked out with granite countertops, an indoor/outdoor pool, and responsive web design. We'll also continue to update our Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+ accounts, so follow us there and you won't miss any of this:
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Trust me, I know hearing the words "trade show" and "Long Beach" in the same sentence probably makes you want to gag, but Agenda ain't your typical dad-filled convention center escapade. It's the place to be if you want to trade business cards with some of the coolest kids in the surf, skate and streetwear industry, and by some strange stroke of luck, half of a booth needed to be filled at the last minute. A friend of a friend mentioned my business (Rad Nails) to one of the organizers, and I was asked to join the invite-only list of brands two weeks before showtime. To put it lightly: I was stoked.
The more things change...
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Attention all Gwenabees: Gwen Stefani has changed her hair and is showing off her new 'do on Instagram. Well, maybe new isn't the right word to use. The last time Stefani experimented with color was well into the '90s, and the last time she went dark (with blue-black streaks) was 1999.
The No Doubt vocalist known for her platinum blonde locks hasn't deviated from her signature coiffure in years. Could this be a sign of things to come? Stefani is about to start her stint as judge and mentor on this upcoming season of The Voice and has a show with the rest of her band in September in Central Park. Are other big beauty changes on the way?
This flawless queen.
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Conchita Wurst, who came to international attention after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, made news at Paris Fashion Week by walking in the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture show. Wurst closed out the show, a position usually given to the designer's favorite or the most famous model. Previous closers have included Dita Von Teese and Beth Ditto. Jean Paul has long been an advocate for so-called "unconventional" models. Early on in his career, he put out a listing in French paper Libération that read: “Nonconformist designer seeks unusual models–the conventionally pretty need not apply.”
Conchita is also the latest in a line of pioneers who are challenging mainstream conceptions of gender. This might be a reflection of fashion's fickle nature or it could mean that our perception of beauty has broadened; the fashion world is notoriously exclusive, and does not often veer from its rigid strictures of what is stylish, which is why we should not only applaud the casting decision, but also celebrate those who have come before. Below are a few other drag superstars who have made names for themselves.
You better werk.
Photo: M.A.C. Cosmetics' Facebook
The '90s ushered in the rise of the supermodel, and in 1992, it got its soundtrack, thanks to RuPaul's "Supermodel (You Better Work)." Soon after, in 1994, MAC Cosmetics tapped Ru to be the first face of Viva Glam, the line's campaign to raise awareness and outreach for those in the HIV/AIDS community, making Ru the world's first drag queen supermodel.
Iggy Azalea may have been born and raised in Australia, but she looked downright country western at the Calgary Stampede in Canada on Sunday night. While her spandex outfit was an Iggy standard—she even wore the same "Classic" top with inverted colors earlier this month—she topped her look off with a traditional cowgirl hat. Our girl loves changing up her onstage style, doesn't she?
How perfectly coordinated is that purple to her ponytail?
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Man, Rita Ora doesn't know when to stop does she? Not only is she constantly changing up her hair game, she's also constantly elevating looks that she's previously rocked with aplomb. For example, Rita Ora's glittery baby hair. While we'e previously seen the style with braids, the "I Will Never Let You Down" singer debuted a new version of her baby hair over the weekend. This time, the old school favorite was showcased alongside a low, dip-dyed ponytail. The effect was soft, feminine, and beautiful. The game changer, though? A glitter accent.
Considering how into the World Cup she's been throughout the past month, it's not a surprise that Rihanna watched the final game IRL in Rio de Janeiro. Also not surprising? After the game, she hung out with the victors. If Rihanna wants to hang out and take selfies with the World Cup, that's what happens, OK?
To the untrained eye, it may seem like Rih wore her new piercing, fave bucket hat, and a regular ol' black shirt to hang with the German team. The shirt, of course, is not regular, nor is it old old—it's Trapstar, has a very World Cup-appropriate name, and can be yours for $50.
Would like the full look, please.
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• Emma Watson showed up to the Valentino Haute Couture show in Paris lookin' like she just got off the back of a motorcycle. A fancy, gorgeous motorcycle. She also wore only one earring, which is just, like, her effortless style embodied.
• Rihanna got her nose pierced. More specifically, she got her septum pierced. She tried to distract us from her new facial piercing with an iridescent bucket hat, but as Rihanna experts, we caught on quickly.
• Ciara debuted her brand new, two-tone, waist-length dreadlocks, which confirm her status as one of the coolest moms on the planet. Not that we need extra proof, TBH.
• Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson hung out in the front row of a Dior show, which is all fine and good, except they didn't invite me.
• Jared Leto wore gold pants to the Chanel show in Paris. Oh, the pants are from Chanel's women's collection.
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While "Fancy" has dominated the charts for the past seven weeks, it looks like we'll soon have another Iggy Azalea single to sing in the car this summer. Both Iggy and Rita Ora—who is featured in the song—just teased an image for their forthcoming "Black Widow" video and, wow, we are definitely in for something great. I mean, Rita and Iggy in one video—can we handle it?
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Ruth Bader Ginsberg is five feet and one inch of all-around toughness. She’s been one of our favorite women for quite some time. What’s not to love about the icon who has fought for women’s rights for nearly 60 years and has no intention of stepping down from the bench at the spry age of 81? And while some wines and cheeses may mellow with age, not so for our Ruth. Her dissent in last week’s Hobby Lobby case was 35 pages of fine legal writing blended with a healthy helping of controlled rage.
The internet, in all its bountiful, weird glory, has turned the tiny living legend into a meme, a song, nail art, and of course, an amazing Tumblr… plus plenty of stylish ways to show your love for, yes, the Notorious R.B.G.
NYU Law Student Shanna Knizhnik started the Notorious R.G.B Tumblr nearly one year ago, and it’s still as amazing and hilarious as ever. Get down with R.B.G. and purchase this tee—there’s a direct link from Knizhnik’s Tumblr page, and I love the idea of the T-shirt proceeds supporting the busy law student/meme creator.