Karl Lagerfeld on the runway of the Chanel Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture show.
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Karl Lagerfeld likes to speak his mind. The Chanel designer and Fendi creative director (not to mention photographer, book collector, music aficionado, and kitten lover) has been doing a stint as global guest editor of Metro newspapers, and he had a few things on his mind. As you are probably well aware, we love ourselves some KL here at MTV Style. The man is an icon and multifaceted designer of numerous lines—including his own—as well as remaining a rabid consumer of new music. He never seems to tire of the latest and greatest female artists, either, and has championed everyone from muse Florence Welch to, most recently, Azealia Banks. Well, when he was recently asked by a staff member at Metro what he thought about Lana Del Rey he had some rather interesting things to say, and he didn't stop there. Oh no, as our opinionated Uncle Karl is wont to do, he went ahead and threw in his thoughts on Adele and M.I.A. too.
Madonna performs at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime show.
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In case you missed it, Madonna put on one heck of a performance at Sunday's Super Bowl, singing not three, as originally reported, but FIVE songs from her arsenal of hits and doing it all while wearing sparkling Givenchy. We knew the Queen of Pop was gonna bring it (and with recent collaborators Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. in tow), but we had NO idea she was going to parade some of her greatest hits in designer Spartan-wear while also singing a duet with Cee Lo Green in matching sequin choir robes. Yes, it was epic (and polarizing for the love-it or hate-it audience), but we have to give a standing O to the original pop music superstar diva. Not only did she bring half-clothed gladiator "Vogue" boys and b-boy dancers wearing Jeremy Scott for Adidas to the show, she exploded some serious FASH-PIZAZZ confetti dust all over the world of American football. Let's dissect this sparkle motion, shall we?
Tavi Gevinson in New York and a still from the animated movie "Cadaver" in which she plays the character of Lynn.
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Earlier this week, we reported that fashion blogger and Rookie editor Tavi Gevinson is starring in the new animated short film Cadaver. She plays a medical student who helps a cadaver find a way to mend his wounded heart, and aside from narrating the entire film—which is written like a lyrical poem—Gevinson also performs a spare, haunting version of legendary musician Neil Young's seminal song "Heart of Gold" at the very end. It's a ginormous deal because A) it's Tavi SINGING, and B) Neil Young rarely gives any musician the rights to play this song but gave his personal permission to the high school media wunderkind. Also? Tavi G is going to perform the song LIVE during New York Fashion Week.
Julia Stiles and Anna Wintour attend a Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks Game at Madison Square Garden.
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Fully aware that we're a quote-unquote fashion site, we need to discuss something sports related. You guys, Anna Wintour went to a Knicks game last night. And she sat front row (obvs). Also, she sat as if she was front row at a runway show complete with bold separates (this is the season of vivid color remember?), black heeled boots, her trademark bob and sunglasses combo, as well as a sassy-fresh, arms-crossed, "this is GARISH" pose as if she was scrutinizing the disheveled, sweat-infused uniforms these hard-working athletes were undoubtedly sporting in the second half of the game. But it's kind of awesome, right? I mean, she's the Editor in Chief of Vogue for goodness sake—at a sports event. We're getting shaky just thinking about it. Thus, let's discuss.
Rihanna tweets a photos of her new blonde hair.
Photo: Rihanna's Twitter feed
Rihanna has been making the headlines lately. There was that $160,000 purchase of a Marilyn Monroe Swarovski crystal artwork, numerous basketball game appearances, and the announcement that she'll be getting her very own fashion reality series. Well, just to go ahead and toss an albino cherry on top of this Ri-Ri press parfait, she recently tweeted a photo of her new platinum blonde hairdo. Oh, and she included a full body shot with thigh-high boots and casually mentioned that she's going to be on the cover of Elle. Also, is it just us or is she totally, completely, and utterly nakie nudie in that photo above?
Nicki Minaj wearing Jeremy Scott in two Grammy Awards promotional videos.
Photo: Courtesy of the Grammy Awards
All we have to say is let the love fest between Nicki Minaj and Jeremy Scott continue! As you know, Miss M is up for wearing anything and everything that falls under the craytastic umbrella, and Señor Scott is the king of the wildest and most magical bazonkerpalooza outfits we've ever seen so, naturally, they're a match made in pink leather heaven. (Remember that purple and orange striped Jeremy Scott cutout dress she wore in Glamour magazine? Yeah, we're still coveting that beaute.) Well, the two have joined fantasy fashion forces again in the form of Nicki M wearing not one, not two, but THREE Jeremy Scott pieces for a commercial with LL Cool J and a nominee interview video both in celebration of the upcoming Grammy Awards which are just two weeks away. Sporting what we'd like to call Happy Cowgirl Playtime Fiesta Fracas Wear, Minaj dons both a red leather bustier with never-ending tassels and a double-layered pink leather cowgirl bra-slash-holster hybrid with pastel pink lips and mile-long lashes. Great Scott, we are so into this!
Jay-Z attends a Kentucky Wildcats game wearing a Rocawear Occupy All Streets T-shirt.
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Rocawear is back! After laying off half of its employees at the beginning of 2012—and seemingly sticking to a style game stuck in the early aughts—as well as the news that Jay-Z's promotional contract had expired, the future of the once-popular urban streetwear label was uncertain. But Jay-Z recently spoke with WWD to set the record straight. Not only is Rocawear still around and doing well despite thinning out its staff, it is set to launch a whole new television campaign starring Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter himself.
Lana Del Rey for British "Vogue."
Photo: Courtesy of British "Vogue"
OK, it's official. Lana Del Rey is EVERYWHERE. The "Video Games" chanteuse's incandescent rise to fame has become a cross-continental event. Not only has she arrived stateside in a sort of Lana-Turner-plucked-from-the-stool-of-a-diner sort of way, she's a total sensation over in the U.K. now, too. Case in point, the cover of British Vogue. Not to shout it or anything, but this is MAYJAHHH. Shot by world renowned photo king Mario Testino wearing a gorgeous yellow broderie anglaise blouse from Louis Vuitton's spring collection, Del Rey looks like a retro Hollywood starlet in an art deco jeweled hairpiece and cat eyes but keeps her trademark Brooklyn hipstah cred with a three-fingered matte sparkle knuckle ring. Also? British Vogue thinks she's "Oh so pretty!" and also fascinating. What else did they have to say?
As you might already know, the Queen of Pop, aka Madonna, is performing at this Sunday's Super Bowl. This is completely major for the following reasons: A) because she's still performing like a PRO after all of these decades, B) she is going to perform during a football game of all events, and C) she will be debuting a new song off her forthcoming album MDNA that might possibly include assistance from Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Aside from all that, we're freaking out about what Madonna's going to wear. Thus, in solidarity, we've been thinking about how we can rock the Madonna look at the annual Super Bowl party. Never ones to go for an all-over costume-y type of affair, we've decided that it's easier to accessorize Madge-style by mimicking her looks of yore and drawing inspiration from her numerous music videos. Thus, here are some Madonna-themed accessories to shine a ray of light on your party proceedings...
Lady M was into crucifixes, stacked bracelets, gigantic bows, and anything and everything studded in the early '80s. We think this Deena & Ozzy Confetti Studded Bucket Bag has Madonna Louise Ciccone written all ovah it. Toss it over a leather jacket, denim mini, and black booties, then accessorize with these ASOS Black and Rhodium Bracelets. Don't be afraid to mega stack them either. (You can never have enough, trust us!) The same goes for double-layering your crucifixes. We particularly like the juxtaposition of the edgier Premium Spike Cross Necklace and Metal Cross Post Earrings with the sweetness of Bando's Big Black Bow Headband, which harkens Madonna's early "Borderline" video.
Sketches from the Alberta Ferretti for Impulse Only at Macy's collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Macy's
When you think about it, we're living in pretty spectacular times in terms of being able to buy designer clothing at affordable prices. With all of the capsule lines and designer-slash-department-store collaborations happening, pining for that runway look doesn't seem so soul-crushing. One of the leaders in designer diffusion lines is Macy's, and its Impulse collection. The department store has already paired with Karl Lagerfeld and Giambattista Valli, and the results were wearable, well-received, wallet-friendly, and very much in line with the designers' usual aesthetics. Macy's recently announced that the next Impulse designer will be Alberta Ferretti, who is known for her gorgeous dresses and feminine silhouettes. From what we've seen of the sketches thus far, these pieces are going to touch upon Ferretti's Italian roots, hint at the sunny Amalfi coast, and also probably cause a total fashion frenzy.