Taylor, Isaac, and Zac Hanson.
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Two things. Tomorrow is the O Music Awards's Live Day, AND *takes deeeeeeeeeep breath because this is the most exciting thing I've said all day* HANSON is performing!!!! As in THIS Hanson. As in the three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma who struck pop GOLD in the late '90s thanks to rosy cheeks and a seriously underrated debut single (I'm, of course, referring to "MMMBop"). These bros are getting together to play the O Music Awards Live Music Day Festival which kicks off tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and lasts for 24 HOURS and is aaaaall streamed online. Since we know you'll be tuning in from home but will still want to look put togeths (because IDK about you, but Hanson was *IT* for me in 4th grade and they've only gotten better with age), we've put together a li'l outfit suggestion for your big night in with the boys.
Beyonce and Jay-Z at the 40/40 Club 10 Year Anniversary party in New York on June 17.
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All together now: awwwww! Beyonce and Jay-Z are basically THE couple of the year, OK fine, century, which means we can't help but get teary-eyed every time we see them being total BFFs in public. What REALLY gets to us, though, is when the dopest duo around also sports coordinating duds because, um hi, we're total suckers for a good fashion sense. Last night, the couple celebrated Jay-Z's 40/40 Club 10-year anniversary in New York, and of course they matched in the coolest way possible. Bey stunned in a white Roberto Cavalli Spring 2013 cut-out dress with a simple gold cross chain necklace and gold clutch. For her beauty game, she sported chic, deep-parted blonde strands, barely-there makeup, and burgundy nails. Jay wore a summery gray suit with a white shirt, black shoes and light gray pocket square that complemented Beyonce's ensemble perfectly.
Justin Bieber debuts filled in tattoo sleeve.
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Welp, at this point, we're just confirming the inevitable. Justin Bieber has finally gotten that left forearm tattoo sleeve. We say "inevitable" because the way he's been racking up permanent emblems on that specific spot over the past several months more than suggested that this would be on the horizon. It started innocently enough, Biebsy inked himself with "Believe" in cartoon block letters in commemoration of his coming-of-age album of the same name. Then, he added this owl illustration. Next to that, he branded himself with a mysterious "X," and from there, the progression accelerates to break-neck speeds.
Katy Perry in the July issue of 'Vogue.'
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In case you missed one of THE biggest moments in MTV Style history, last Friday Katy Perry graced her first-ever Vogue magazine cover. Eeee! She was a VISION in a romantic, off-the-shoulder fall floral get-up, and today even more glorious images from the spread were released. In one photo, she lounges on a barrel of hay in a gorge Zac Posen red duchess-satin strapless dress worn over a cream Blumarine frock. She knocked it out of the park with her on-point retro beauty game, which features a matte red lip, glossy brown lids, and strong brows.
Forever 21 wants you to get social with 21st Street.
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Dear Forever 21, are you guys reading our minds or something? But seriously, though! The affordable fashion giant first picked our brains back in the spring, debuting campaigns with some of our absolute favorite singers-slash-style phenoms (Sky and Cassie, we're looking at you!). Not to mention, we can count on the brand to stay on top of the trends, mere moments after they've left the catwalk. Now the F21 crew has tapped into our style sensibilities yet again! This time, it's taking one the most integral parts of shopping— showing your friends what you just bought, duh! — to the next level with 21st Street. The new platform just debuted today and encompasses pretty much everything we love about hitting stores with our friends...all under one digital roof.
We're firing up our credit cards this morning as we finally get the chance to cop Kanye West's highly anticipated Yeezus, but thanks to a little leak Friday afternoon, we've been able to preview the tracks (and/or blow out our speakers with them over the weekend) before today's official release. The album is a stark, splintering departure from the lush, sweeping orchestral tendencies of Ye's previous My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, with Yeezus instead riddled with electricity and synth and DRUMS and #yeezyscreams. The new sound is unexpected and may only be immediately welcomed by ride-or-die Yeezy fans, but as far as lyrics go, Kanye brings his knack for storytelling and unflinching wit out full-force per usual.
Yeezus (much like West's accompanying New York Times interview) is rife with quotables, ranging from the acerbic "I'd rather be a d*** than a swallower" on his call-to-action "New Slaves" to the arguably tongue-in-cheek "Hurry up with my damn croissants" off "I Am A God." One thing is for sure, though: there's no shortage of fashion references. Rap Genius may have the most comprehensive unpacking of ALL of Ye's lyrics, but this world is our turf. (In Yeezy's own words, "Don't talk about style 'cause I'll embarrass you.") Thus, we took the liberty of noting every fash-specific line on Yeezus and are decoding them all right here.
Lydia Martin played by Holland Roden in 'Teen Wolf.'
It seems like no matter what kind of drama is unfolding in Beacon Hills (see: killing of innocent virgins, etc. etc.), Lydia Martin still always manages to bust out her fashion and beauty A-game. In tonight's episode of Teen Wolf, our favorite redhead showed off her signature girly style, but opted for something a little more on the preppy side--and we like it! But first, we MUST mention her impeccable no-makeup-makeup look in which she sports nothing but mascara and a little bit of foundation. #GODDESS For her hair, she pulled half her strands back in a perfectly-messy 'do.
You guys, it legit seems like FOREVER since we've watched/discussed/drooled over our favorite True Blood characters. Between Bill, Eric, Alcide and Jason we could barely keep our shiz together when their chiseled abs graced our small screen, and luckily, the Bon Temps drama has returned after a long-awaited hiatus for its sixth (!!!) season. The premiere, which happened last night, was a friendly reminder that we need more vampy goodness in our lives, so to celebrate, we rounded up five amazing nail designs to show off our True Blood fandom in the most fashiony way possible. First up, a GORGEOUS set that features a straight-up perfect dark-to-light red ombre, splattered blood, the show's logo, and a drippy tip. Killer.
Last night in Toronto there was a whole lotta hullabaloo going down at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards (affectionately called the “MMVAs”). There was sangin’ and dancin’ and fussin’ and preenin’. And sure, the ladies preened up real nice—some classy broads all over that joint—but the dudes may have out-prettied them. Traditionally a gent can throw on some fancy jeans, a leather jacket and a hint of scruff to be music-award-show-ready, but at the 2013 MMVAs, bad boy chic was not up to par. Mermaid tails, muscles and looks of passion were de rigeur.
Uh huh honey.
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The night’s most pleasant and handsome surprise came when Drake unexpectedly sauntered on stage to accept his award for Hip-Hop Video of the Year. And sure, while his T-shirt and jeans may not burst with effort, dig a little deeper. The man’s been working on his fitness, so technically his months of gym time have all led to this moment. The moment where he lifts his trophy, a bicep twinkles in the night, and his smile launches a thousand ships.
Kanye West's Yeezus album has yet to enjoy its official release (get your plastics ready for purchase time tomorrow!), but that isn't stopping the Been Trill crew (which includes Ye's friend and style consultant Virgil Abloh) from teasing out what their captions are describing as "tour merch #yeezus x ##" (## being shorthand for the art collective often stylized "#been #trill"). Knee-jerk reaction is shock that without the album in anyone's hands, there's already talk (and maybe confirmation?) of a tour, but since we're about FASHUN here, we're going to talk about this "merch" aspect. First up, Heron Preston, late Been Trill recruit and that dude behind the bootleg Nascar factory defect shirts, posted this snap of himself wearing a black long-sleeved shirt printed with Yeezy's mug from the "New Slaves" projections across the front and "YEEZUS" in all caps with fangs down the exterior letters along both sleeves (better look here).