Vera Wang and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino may share a formal wear manufacturer.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of FLOW Formal Wear's Facebook
When the lovebitten ladyfolk of the world picture their fairy-tale weddings—all harpsichord strumming, rolling hills to the coast, and assorted sparkle magic of the like—most of the time, they're ALSO picturing themselves swaddled in the exquisite bridal garb of Miss Vera Wang. After years of being that go-to dream gown designer, Wang is finally showing the dudes some love with Black by Vera Wang. The tuxedo rental collection is part of an exclusive partnership Wang has just announced with The Men's Wearhouse, to provide all the grooms out there with the same keen and loving design eye afforded to so many ladies on their special day. While this is all very exciting in and of itself, what sparks OUR specific interest here is that, according to Fashionista Vera Wang's tuxes are expected to be made by Flow Formal Wear. If the name seems familiar, it's because it is. Flow is the very same company to manufacture our boy, The Situation's line of self-promoted penguin suits.
Rooney Mara in cutout dresses at both the New York (left) and London (right) premieres of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
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It's the biggest movie of the END of the year with crazy hype, legions of fans, and the titular debut of a relatively new actress in the title role. Yes, we're talking about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which stars Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, aka the girl...with the dragon tattoo (obvs). This whole edgy franchise with music by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor (and a theme song featuring MTV Style fave Karen O), is set to open here in the U.S. on Dec. 21. The film has already had premieres in Stockholm, London, and New York, and Miss Mara has stayed true to the ferocity of her character by choosing red carpet outfits that are just as fierce. We're talking designer dresses (and PANTSUITS!) with large swaths of fabric missing. Think: The Girl With the Cutout Taboo. (Yes, I went there.) But, really, we're totally diggin' each and every one of these complementary red carpet choices, so let's take a deeper look shall we?
Many things come to mind when one thinks of Snookalicious: spray tans, smooshing, Crocodilly, pickles, cats—we could go on for DAYYSSS. Snooki stans, brace yourselves: All of her various predilections (well, at least tans, workouts, and cats) collided in this MONSTROUSLY EPIC photo she just released on Facebook. In the RIDIC picture, which shows Snookems behind-the-scenes at a photo shoot, she WERQUES her newly svelte frame (tanned to glorious orange perfection) in a shiny, pink one-piece swimsuit that is, um, a wee bit revealing.
Crafting a "Best Of 2011" compilation of outfits worn by Beyoncé Knowles is hard. You'll run into dangers, toils, and snares, mostly because there will be looks you can't bear to cut. Combine the tendency for indecision in the face of beauty (or a desire for completism) with a self-professed, wholly STANNISH obsession with the former Destiny's Child frontlady (to where you've already imprinted on the MorphThing image of baby Jay'oncé), and you've got one helluva post. So without further ado, MTV Style brings you the best and brightest style moments of Beyoncé's 2011.
COUTURE RUNS THE WORLD
Stills from Beyoncé's "Run The World (Girls)" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
For the first single off 4, Beyoncé not only offers up one of the most thrilling displays of power in her "Run The World (Girls)" music video, she does it swaddled in 10 entirely different designer looks. That's nearly two outfits a minute, if you're counting. We caught up with Bey's stylist Ty Hunter for all the ins and outs of the credits that run the gamut from Gareth Pugh to Alexander McQueen to Givenchy.
Justin Bieber wears a custom "Bieber" jacket.
Photo: Courtesy of Justin Bieber's Instagram
Is it possible to make an article of clothing your thing?? Because we have a feeling that's what Justin Bieber is trying to do with jackets. Make no mistake, we're ALL about having a signature piece, whether it be door knocker earrings or tailored blouses buttoned to the tippy top or brooches or whatever! But to indiscriminately stake your flag in an entire category of vestment? That warrants a bit of an *eyebrow raise* and a *head tilt*, AMIRITE? Perhaps it's a little presumptuous (maybe even dramatic) to put words in the dude's mouth and this is all just a result of fashion happenstance, but given this recent Instagram of his latest outerwear acquisition, we just can't shake this notion that The Biebs is decreeing JACKETS as his personal steeze.
Versace for H&M's 2012 Cruise Collection.
Photo: Courtesy of H&M
All right, we're taking a poll. Raise your hand if you went certifiably BANANAS over the first Versace for H&M collection. DUH! Everyone did. We ogled each piece in the lookbook, stalked celebs wearing the clothes (yeah, we're talking about you too, Kanye!) and ran like crazed animals into H&M to buy a leopard/neon/printed jacket for ourselves. We also quite possibly (OK, totally) set up a tent somewhere near Fifth Avenue and froze in the cold for fashion. For hours. And now that we've FINALLY recovered from our retail frenzy-induced hangover, H&M has announced a second collection with Versace. SQUEAL. It's so epic, so magical, so full of sartorial brilliance that you must stop what you're doing and take a look. Like, NOW.
Listen, Rihanna Navy. You better get those life jackets ready because the Rihanna ship is about to sink after y'all watch this smokin' behind-the-scenes peek at her Armani Jeans campaign shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein. Ri Ri looks all kinds of INSANELY DIVINE as she takes it all off in the backseat of a car, and we still can't get over the show-stopping platinum pixie she's sporting from the previously released ads. Watch (and diiiiiiee) as Rihanna struts her stuff in a vacant New York City parking garage while a few foxy/suspicious men clad in suits ogle her (note: Do not attempt IRL, OK?) being the naughty, pin-up girl/crooner that she is. Ri unzips her amazing leather jacket and uses the backseat of an old -school town car as her dressing room. Um, #werque! (P.S. Did someone mention this being a denim ad?) Rihanna's certainly not the first bleached bowl cut, lingerie-clad mega pop star in a steamy black-and-white Klein-directed video clip, but, duh, we're not complaining. We just cannot stop ourselves from talking that talk about our beloved Rihanna. Go on with your bad self, girl!
Jimmy Choo sells coffee sleeves.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Jimmy Choo
Ahahhahah, guess how many times I cracked my knuckles and stretched my neck before hunkering down to write THIS sucker. Look it, it is not news to me that rich people do reprehensibly dumb things. Case in point: I (along with my pal Anderson Cooper) strongly dislike the $39,000 alligator backpack that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen released on The Row earlier this year.
Also, this article in Business Insider that talks about "The Most Expensive Watches..." etc., etc., bums me out. The nut of which is this Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002P that costs $1.5 million, has a leather band, tracks celestial movement, and has 686 parts, some of which are microscopic. UM. A metal watch part that's microscopic? They have another word for that, it's called GLITTER.
That said, the thing that most goads me into full-tilt vitriolic blindrage is this reality-insulting, EMBOSSED MOCK CROC COFFEE COZY by Jimmy Choo that costs (in this horrifying economic climate) $165 (there are TWO kinds too!). WHO IS THIS FOR? What style-blind mail order child-bride of an oligarch or despot would want this thing? Sure, you could be all, well it is eco-friendly and to those people I say, "ZOMG, STOP TAAAAALKING" because they obviously know nothing about what it takes to piece-dye leather and emboss that ish to look sorta/kinda like an aquatic reptile in the most unfortunate drag. Another very pressing question: Does anyone at this company handle their own drinks? Why would anyone ever take leather and put it so close to an unreliable plastic lid for a container filled with liquid? Who green-lit this? TELL ME, I WANT NAMES.
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From top left: ASOS leather shirt collar, Dannijo silver Aram collar, and Delfina Delettrez cotton Priest Collar
Photo: ASOS; Dannijo; Yoox
We have to share something with you. It's a declaration of sorts from the entire MTV Style staff. WE ARE OBSESSED WITH SHIRT COLLAR NECKLACES. Totally and completely obsessed. It's like a whole staff sweeping kind of thing that cannot be stopped. Every single one of us, at some point, has noticed a shirt collar necklace and shared it with the rest of the staff as if it were this amazing thing that we just found. Then we started to realize these necklaces were kind of a thing happening EVERYWHERE. They were being made by some of our fave accessory designers like Dannijo or worn by stylin' fash-bloggers around zee globe. We each knew we had to have one but couldn't decide between metal or leather, cloth or beaded Peter Pan. It's been a total style conundrum for the last few months, but now that the holidays are here, we're ready to go bold and ask Santa for what we want (and that's, namely, a shirt collar necklace to adorn our New Year's Eve outfits). Here are some of our faves!