Snooki in Texas.
Photo: Courtesy of @Snooki's Twitter
Breaking: Snooki is a bona fide fashionista, y'all. The shortest member of the Jersey Shore clan has proved she can go from tanned, animal print-obsessed party girl to sophisticated vixen at the drop of the hat. And umm, we're taking notes.
Boy. by Band of Outsiders pre-fall 2012 collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Band of Outsiders
Chances are, if you're releasing a collection inspired by '70s style icon Diane Keaton circa her Woody Allen-directed classic Manhattan, we are gonna be 100 percent on board.
The 2012 pre-fall offerings from Boy. by Band Of Outsiders are well-tailored and feature tons of preppy meets party-girl pieces. (Note to the youf: If you haven't seen Manhattan, add that to the top of your Netflix queue immediately. And if "Diane Keaton" doesn't ring a bell for some of you, well, look her up and tell a friend. She's major.).
Taylor Swift in a CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ad.
Photo: Courtesy of CoverGirl
The crackdown on Photoshop has begun! The latest CoverGirl ad featuring Taylor Swift modeling NatureLuxe Mousse mascara will never run again due to "enhanced post-production" and "Photoshopping" to make unrealistic expectations for eyelashes, according to Business Insider. What? You're telling me Tay Tay's million-mile long lashes aren't real?! Sadface times a million. Procter & Gamble, the parent company of CoverGirl, did disclose in fine print that the image was enhanced but still decided to discontinue running the ad. The National Advertising Division is cracking down on advertising that is misleading to consumers, and director Andrea Levine said, "You can’t use a photograph to demonstrate how a cosmetic will look after it is applied to a woman’s face and then—in the mice type—have a disclosure that says ‘okay, not really.’”
Whitney Port, Misha B, and Chloe Sevigny wore our favorite shoes of the week.
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Antsy for the holidays? Celebrations already in full swing (heyyyy Hanukkah!)? Yea. Us, too. And it looks like a few celebs can't hold it in any longer either. Whitney Port, X Factor UK's Misha B, and Chloe Sevigny were all spotted sporting festive kicks from glitter to bows to the bright holly red. So you may not have the no-ceiling budget of a celeb (let alone after the gift-giving season), but you can totally take these shoe trends and apply as they fit your wallet for all your merry-making needs.
Rooney Mara on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' in New York on Dec. 19.
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We just have to put it out there—Rooney Mara has been straight-up sartorially brilliant on the red carpet while promoting her film The Girl with Dragon Tattoo as of late, but last night we did a triple take when she showed up on Jimmy Fallon in an unusual frock. This is exactly how our thought process went: "Oh! What a cute off-the-shoulder flared dre—wait a minute, is that nude mesh? Around her décolletage? WAIT, IT'S A MOCK TURTLENECK?! Ahahahah!" You guys, why would she do this to herself? First off, how awkward is it that her dress hits her RIGHT in the middle of her knee cap? It's an unflattering length on such a lean lady! Then the dress unbeautified (that's a word) Rooney even further by covering up the prettiest part of her feminine bod—her long neck and delicate clavicle bones. The weirdest/worst part about this whole shebang is that this mock-turtle-neck-'50s-party-dress hybrid thing is actually Rodarte by Opening Ceremony, and it costs $736. Yeah.
Just because we're blogging all up on the internets doesn't mean that we've COMPLETELY forgotten about those beautiful, printed, glossy things that you can hold in your hands called "magazines." In fact, we love 'em! Every month we're inspired by covers and editorials—from the art direction to the styling to the startling transformation of a celeb into someone so glamorous or ethereal that they're virtually unrecognizable—the work that goes into creating such a moment is admirable. Let's look back at the year through the most memorable magazine moments to hit the newsstands.
BEYONCE ON 'DAZED AND CONFUSED'
Beyoncé on the cover of 'Dazed and Confused.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Dazed and Confused'
Styling: Karen Langley; Photography: Sharif Hamza
We'll never forget the moment we spotted Beyoncé's strawberry ice-cream/leopard-print nails, head-to-toe custom Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci outfit and teal-lined lids on that June cover of Dazed & Confused—it reflects everything that makes Bey Bey. She's down-to-earth yet glam and oozes sex appeal without ever looking salacious. Her summery shoot inside a trailer park was also the setting for her "Party" video that filled us with envy (we like to partaaaay). Man, everyone's clothing on that set was LEGIT. Probs the camera crew, too.
A dress from Miu Miu's Fall 2011 collection and one from ASOS.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of ASOS
For every girl with a fondness for a more feminine steeze, Miu Miu no doubt harbors a special place in her heart. The line's demure, '40s-inspired fall 2011 collection has been much talked about and ogled since the first victory-rolled look hit the runway last February, from the refreshingly covered silhouettes to the old-school floral prints to, of course, those ubiquitous glitter booties. Unfortunately, though widely beloved, not every girl can afford a Miu Miu of her own to love and cherish and flaunt in all her Facebook pictures. That's where ASOS comes in. The popular online retailer draws in hordes of style-conscious customers with its (seemingly endless) sales and a design aesthetic with a finger to the pulse of the fashion community. So it wasn't a huge surprise to learn that the ecommerce site boasts this SUUUUPER close replica of one of Miu Miu's midi-length dresses for a fraction of the OG price.
Elle Fanning wearing Rodarte spring 2012 couture.
Photo: Bill Owens/Courtesy of "A Magazine"
We can't get enough of Elle Fanning here at MTV Style. Every time we spy some new street style photo of her looking resplendent in a cute dress and ballet flats or walking the red carpet in Chanel, we spend time oohing and aahing over it in way that is probably borderline creepy. (We love you, Elle!) For such a young age, Miss Fanning already has her own sense of style, and we look forward to watching it evolve throughout her teen years. One label that she seems to align herself with is another of our faves, too, and that's Rodarte. Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy have cultivated a wildly original line that continues to wow the fash-masses. What's more, they enjoy frequent collaborations with stores like Opening Ceremony and with magazines such as Lula. They recently collaborated with A Magazine to curate an issue centering on themes involving their home state of California as well as their collections. Lucky for us, there's an ENTIRE SHOOT featuring Elle wearing Rodarte's spring 2012 couture collection in places like a lonely pool or in the confines of a 1960s-style bathroom. Oh, and did we mention there's also some Pearl Jam and psychedelic surf boards thrown in for good measure?
Not a day goes by in pop culture when an engagement (Britney, bish!) or divorce (sorry, Kobe) isn't announced. Isn't love grand? While a breakup is enough to bring a tear to our eyes and lead to nights binging on ice cream and playing Adele on repeat, we LOOOVE to hear a man got on one knee and proposed to our fave pop princesses. And 2011 was the perfect year to make a relationship OFFIC with STAHS like Kim Kardashian, Anne Hathaway, and (GASP) the one and only Brit Brit sporting new bling. Of course, the relationship is most important (cough, Kim Kardashian), but we won't be mad if he puts a ring on it with a suurrrious, show-stopping sparkler. So, let's see whose rock shines the brightest, shall we?
Britney Spears and Jason Trawick in Las Vegas on Dec. 16.
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Newsflash: Miss Britney is a woman with class. She's all grown up and ready for real love, hence her understated Neil Lane ring of 4 carats from her former agent Jason Trawick. Sure we've never seen a celeb with a ring this small, but we've also never seen Brit more in love. And that's what's most important anyway...right? RIGHT?