Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber coordinate at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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Oh, Selena Gomez, we are bursting with pride like parents...or at least creepy aunts who pour over the pictures you send and remember things like "how much you loved pink when you were still small." But you aren't small anymore. In fact, you grew up before our very eyes, stepping out from Waverly Place and into the hallowed halls of The Very Adorably Dressed Women In Hollywood. So we wish you a happy 19th, and very gingerly have some teensy-tiny suggestions for what your man Justin Bieber ought to get you for the occasion.
Justin is great, for sure, and you might not know it but we watch the two of you when you aren't noticing and, GURL, it's clear he is so into you. Which is great. But you are definitely the burgeoning style star in this relationship—the one that is stepping out and creating a presence and personality within the fashion community. While we don't have any beef with the MCM bag he got you earlier this month, we think he ought to take a page from your style handbook. Which means, thinking like a 19-year-old girl who has her style game on lock.
Sunglasses from Miu Miu fall 2011, Mara Hoffman 2011 embroidered bikini.
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So skip the stodgy bags (MCM is a good bet, but a girl can only have so many heritage bags, right?), and go for something youthful. Miu Miu has been making headlines with its stylish parties and your pal Hailee Steinfeld as the ambassador. They just released a killer collection of adorbz sunnies, and for a July lady, nothing could be more sun-shieldingly appropriate. (We also know how, in your youth, you dug a leopard print, and the sparkly ones are super reminiscent of the shoes you rocked at the "Never Say Never" premiere.) Lotsa glitter!
Since it's July and we have sun on the brain, all the hip young girls have been spotted in the embroidered, colorful offerings of Mara Hoffman. This is perfect for Selena because, deep down at heart, there's this bohemian vibe we totally adore. We've seen your bandeau bikinis before, and while they are aight, a colorful but well-tailored swim look would be killer.
Let us know if Justin takes our advice, OK? Maybe if we were invited to the party, we'd have brought one of these sweet treats along, too. Jus' saying.