Photo: Courtesy of RCA Records
Whew, it's FINALLY here, y'all! Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" music video just dropped, and we've been watching this bad boy on repeat ALL DAY. Between her bombass grill, taxidermy accessories and dope onesies, there's just so much fashiony goodness wrapped up in one 3-minute video, we can barely handle it. Lucky for you, we pulled out every single outfit (which was styled by Simone Harouche!) so we can digest each look in all its amazing glory. So, let's get to it!
Real talk: it's hard not to get depressed while looking at the weather forecast, you guys. We know that SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) normally applies to the wintertime, but considering how soaking, sopping, and downright muddy the summertime has been thus far (at least on the East Coast), this nonstop dreariness is seriously taking a toll. BUT you know what? Instead of succumbing to the temptation to sulk about the rain, it's time to make the most of it, starting with—duh, where else?!—your closet. So whether you feel like braving the storm, catching up on Netflix at home, or denying the grossness outside all together, here are 3 stylish ways to beat June Gloom until the sun comes out again.
FACE THE ELEMENTS
Beat the storm straight-on in these rainy essentials.
Photo: Urban Outfitters/Herschel/Forever21/Loeffler Randall/Hunter
If you're the adventurous type (or just want to duck out for a coffee), stay dry with these super cute rainy essentials. The bright yellow Urban Outfitters slicker will add a dash of sunshine to the gray everywhere else, and you can never go wrong with classic forest green Hunter boots. Then again, if it's not a total downpour, we also love Loeffler Randall's rubber leopard booties, since they're one of the few styles that don't look embarrassingly out of place once the rain stops. Herschel's classic backback lets you free up your hands for the ultimate staple: your umbrella.
Ahhhh, the beauty of the internet. While we normally wouldn't be able to weigh in on Jared Leto's hair choices, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman took to Instagram last night to ask fans (and us, duh) what his next 'do should be. He posted a pic of himself sporting his gorge blonde-tipped tresses, a thick beard and aviator sunglasses with the caption, "Should I cut off this hippy hair?" Well, Jared, we are SO glad you asked. Now, as much as we love his beachy waves in the pic above, let's be real for a hot sec--he often throws those strands back into a baby bun, which isn't necessarily the best look he's ever sported. I mean, sure, it's better than the Dragon Ball Z 'do he once had or spiky mullet he's donned before, but we have to admit, if you're gonna wear it long, let it ALL hang out.
We've said it once, and we'll say it again: we love Rihanna's diehard dedication to Instagram. Whenever she posts snaps of her worldly adventures, we get just a teeny, tiny peek into the life of RiRi, and this morning, WHEW, we were hit with the mother lode! During Rihanna's visit in Paris, she stopped by THE legendary Coco Chanel's apartment and posted tons of pics to prove it. Oddly enough, her detailed captions posted alongside the snaps kiiind of turned the whole thing into a mini #CCcertified history lesson, and obvi we cannot get enough. Originally, we were gonna pick the best photos and only post those, but, like, WHY? This is only happens once, so we're balling out, y'all!
Justin Bieber watches Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Photo: Getty Images
For basketball fans, all eyes were on Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers last night—THE deciding game of who will represent the East and battle it out with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals this year. As it happens, though, for those watching the game, all eyes were on Justin Bieber. No, the 2011 Celebrity All-Star MVP wasn't tagged into the game to swing the score in the fourth quarter. The Biebs was commanding attention courtside thanks to his outfit. Justin had prime seating for the series-deciding game and went with a leather baseball jersey (*side eye*), leather pants (presumably drop crotch), indoor sunglasses, and a bleached denim Heat snapback with a bright red brim.
Behold, a sneak peek of Miley's 'We Can't Stop' video!
Photo: @MileyCyrus Twitter/ StampdLA
Today might be Monday (womp womp), but it's definitely NOT any ordinary Monday, because this morning marks the premiere of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" single! We've been counting down the days ever since the singer's huge announcement at the Billboard Awards, and now it's finally arrived. While the track is awesome enough in itself—after all, we've been waiting for new Miley music for what feels like FOREVER—it gets even better, because a music video is on its way! Yep, the star teased images from her forthcoming project on Twitter over the weekend, saying, "#WECANTSTOP #tWERK" alongside the image above.
Karen Walker for Uniqlo.
Photo: Courtesy of Uniqlo
Between past partnerships with brands like Lulu Guiness and most recently, Suno, Uniqlo is NO stranger to some seriously awesome collabs. That being said, rarely does fashion news send such a collective gasp throughout the MTV Style HQ as Uniqlo's most recent recruit, Karen Walker. If you read this blog, then you're already well-acquainted with the fact that our love for the New Zealand designer runs deep. We're talking far beyond her consistently adorable printed pants, quirky blouses, and statement sunglasses, into potentially disastrous "recreate her dramatic runway beauty look" territory (*shudder*). Anyway, now that she's teamed up with the Japanese retailer on a wallet-friendly collection of tees, channeling Walker's effortlessly cool vibe has never been easier.
You already know that a highpoint of our week here at Style is when we get to see what our favorite Animal is up to on Ke$ha's My Crazy Beautiful Life, and, sadly, the docu-series comes to an end tonight. We can't be THAT sad, however, because Ke$ha and her Animals are taking over MTV tonight, and in addition to the show finale, will also be premiering the MUCH anticipated video for "Crazy Kids." We first caught a glimpse of her Brooke Candy channeling cornrows and pastel nail art from some behind-the-scenes shots on her Instagram, and the sneak peek video is really just increasing our excitement. We get to see her Insta-ed outfit in action in the preview, as she dances around in enormous gold bamboo hoops, rings all over her fingers and 40 ounces of glittery something featured prominently. The video premieres on MTV tonight at 7:53 pm EST, to be followed by "MTV First: Ke$ha," on kesha.mtv.com. Got a question for Ke$ha? Tweet it with the hashtag #AskKesha and she may just give you the answer live!
Rihanna wears the Celine paper bag clutch in oh-so-many ways!
Photo: Splash News
Dang, Rihanna really loves her new Celine clutch, y'all! She just can't stop sporting the Spring/Summer 2013 red lambskin rolled bag as of late, and we can totally see why—it goes with literally everything. Need proof? RiRi has been carrying the accessory throughout the month with all TYPES of ensembles. From casual denim cutoffs to beachy maxi dresses to club-ready leather pants, there isn't one look she couldn't accessorize with her paper bag-inspired clutch. In one outfit, she decided to channel a '60s starlet while wearing a printed scarf tied around her head, white circle sunglasses, a black maxi dress from her own River Island collection, super (SUPER!) long layered chains, Chanel two-tone flats and, of course, her Celine bag.
Photo: Mary H.K. Choi
You guys, I am officially, 100% not worried about the future at all. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona, and met a GRIP of #sciencebabies who basically have the whole overpopulation, disease, natural disaster thing under control. Seriously. I am basically poolside writing this entire post in a Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses because I am so relaxed now.
So, the way ISEF works is that 1,600 pre-college kids from 60 countries descend upon the Phoenix Convention Center floor and it's row upon row of roped off booths where each contestant presents their project. Apparently, it's untoward to refer to the shindig as a "science fair" what with more than $3 million in grants and awards at stake, but basically everyone's competing for the Big Prize, a.k.a. the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award. The competition is fierce since these dudes have already SMOKED school contests, regional contests and state contests.
The cool thing about the day I visited is that it was the day after the official judgement (postscript: these are the winners) so the vibe was a little more chill. No one yet knew who had won but everyone had presented and tap-danced their faces off the day prior, so they got to unclench and hang out a bit. I even saw a little mild-grade flirting which was cute, reassuring and terrifying when you consider what that means for the following generation of SUPERGENIUSES. Hopefully, they'll be kind rulers.