Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of "Rolling Stone."
Photo: Theo Wenner/"Rolling Stone"
Jennifer Lawrence is all over the place, which is (wonderfully) unsurprising. If you don't know by now, she's the star of the mega-juggernaut book-to-film franchise, The Hunger Games, which has pretty much dominated popular culture for the last week (and a year before that if you count the fanaticism surrounding the awesome book series). The gal's working overtime in the publicity department, too, as she's appeared on ohhhhh, EVERY talk show on the planet, not to mention on various international mag covers (hi, Interview Germany). Her latest cover for the April issue of Rolling Stone is all-American, though, right down to the white T-shirt, dusty jeans, and windswept hair. We might go so far as to say in that it also includes that age-old tradition of pin-up fantasy, with what we can only describe as a generous display of nippulous areolasis.
Many of us have been waiting ages for Club Monaco to offer online shopping, and today our multilayered, gauzy-scarf prayers were answered. Long the favored brand for urban sophisticates looking to infuse their wardrobes with modern office separates and chic weekend wear alike, I can personally count Club Monaco on the top of my must-stop shopping list. Not only are their blazers exquisitely crafted in well-cut luxury fabrics, they're priced for those with a more modest budget. What's also interesting about this Canadian-born brand is that it is currently owned by Polo Ralph Lauren, so you know the level of taste and attention to quality is of the utmost importance. But here's where my "WHHAAA?" question-mark-slash-garbled-mouth-noise comes in. You guys, why does Club Monaco's website (and some of their clothing) suddenly, out of zee blue, remind me specifically of Madewell?
Clear lens sunglasses by Joia.
Photo: Courtesy of Tobi
We know you're scratching your head right now because we are, too. How can these clearly CLEAR glasses be called SUNglasses, right? The fact is, Joia Clear as Day Sunglasses are, indeed, sunglasses and beyond that they're also totally cute. We don't know how much sun these brightly colored Where's Waldo frames help shield your precious pupil vision from harmful UV rays, but according to the verbiage on the Tobi shopping site, these are bona fide "UV protected lenses." But hoooowww do they do it?? We have no clue, but does it matter when these imported sunnies are available for only $8 a pair? Also, they come in an array of spring-friendly hues—from mint green and sky blue to a light shade of peach renamed "latte"—and are too much of a steal not to try. What do you think? Would you try clear lens sunglasses or are they completely ridiculous?
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Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch, and Brooklyn Decker at a photocall in London for "Battleship."
We don't need to tell him this, but Taylor Kitsch is the Luckiest Man in the World™. Not only has he bravely faced the film critics who have been heavily criticizing his latest movie, he is out to prove 'em all wrong with his next film, Battleship, which also stars the beguiling Rihanna (making her film debut!) and Brooklyn Decker. We have nothing but praise for our beloved Tim Riggins, we mean Kitsch, as his football-uniform-slash-jeans-and-boots-strewn performance in Friday Night Lights is one of the highlights of our lives. The dude is poised to become a bona fide matinee idol, and what better way to welcome this stature than with a Ri Ri and B-Decks cocktail dress sammie?
Happy 26th Birthday, Lady Gaga!
Photo: Getty Images, Gif: Lauren Reid
Happy Birthday, Lady Gaga! We bestow you with a 26 paw salute to celebrate your special day and applaud an astoundingly stylish journey into your latter 20s. It's been an unforgettable year of everything from Armani zombies and cinnamon bun hair to pantlessness and the debut of your male alter ego, Jo Calderone. We didn't quite know what to get you, other than our lifelong Little Monster pledge of allegiance (and continued support of the Born This Way Foundation), but we popped on over to your Twitter page and noticed that you've already decided how you're going to celebrate...
Ay, mami (monster), a quinceañera birthday party, you say?! We can help with that! In our dream Gagaeañera world, we see you wearing a most triumphant dress à la that voluminous Chanel wonderment you wore to the opening of Gaga's Workshop. And in typical quinceañera fashion, you should top it with a tiara to remind you of your family and that you'll always be the world's princess. There should be a band, so we'd hire your three amigos Nicola Formichetti, Karl Lagerfeld, and Jean Paul Gaultier to serenade you near a gigantic cake (made by Chef Art Smith, of course). And, lastly, because we love you (though this is more bday fiesta than quinceañera), there would be a pony piñata filled with MAC lipstick, gummi bears, unbreakable teacups, and never-ending white roses that symbolize unity and a pureness of love. *Champagne clink* to you, fine Lady. May you enjoy another unprecedented year!
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Questlove holding the Dree necklace for Dannijo's spring lookbook.
Not gonna lie, we're WILD about anything and everything created by Danielle and Jodie Snyder, aka the designers behind mega awesome jewelry line Dannijo. The entire MTV Style staff frequents the website on a regular basis, sharing our collective sighs over collar necklaces like deprived prairie banshees in desperate need of soul-quenching precious metals. Well, thanks to the duo's latest lookbook, we have even more reason to wail, as one Questlove brings his joyful countenance to the campaign as an honest-to-goodness striking jewelry model.
Chloë Moretz at the Metropolitan Opera, Sky Ferreira at Terry Richardson's studio, and Emmy Rossum at the Metropolitan Opera.
Photo: Getty Images; Terry's Diary
We've been noticing a neck trend; in fact, to pinpoint it, we spotted a black tat necklace on Sky Ferreira recently and collectively discussed the reemergence of that '90s touchstone, the choker. Some of you might recall the choker necklace's appeal during the Melrose Place years throughout the '90s, but the trend was also a fave in 18th century France when Marie Antoinette wore all manner of close-fitting, frilly choker adornments to draw attention to her décolletage. But with Chloë Moretz and Emmy Rossum both wearing them to the Metropolitan Opera, we're starting to wonder if this is actually trending for realsies.
As she's probably well aware, anytime our Mother Goddess—that's Lady Gaga to you monsters-in-training—posts a photo of herself doing something faboo or totally normie-tastic, we're all over it. And now that we're in waiting mode until the launch of her Born This Way Ball (which promises a Monster Pit!) we'll take anything we can get. Lucky for all of us, Mother Monster knows how to tide us over with regular tweeting, and she recently gifted us with a new makeup-free photo complete with strong brows and an errant rose behind her ear. What's going on here, Lady G?
Ke$ha at the Genesis Awards, Solange Knowles at the Carlo Pazolini store opening, and Emmy Rossum at a "Vanity Fair" Vanities party.
Photo: Getty Images
Little known fact: according to Sephora + Pantone Universe, "Tangerine Tango" is the color of the year. The beauty retailer and color experts joined forces to "become beauty's leading authority on color," believing that color can truly transform your face and mood, and they decreed orange the official hue of 2012. We've noticed dreamsicle lipstick shades all over the place lately, too, from top-knotted hipsters at coffee shops in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to red carpet faves like Ke$ha, Solange Knowles, and Emmy Rossum. What's so interesting about this bright coral-esque color is that it flatters everyone and goes with a variety of outfits, making even the most monochromatic of ensembles pop.
Jennifer Lawrence for German "Interview" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of German "Interview"
In case you've been hibernating or took a brief sojourn to a distant planet, The Hunger Games opened this weekend to universal pandemonium. (PANEM-onium? Heh.) It pretty much dominated all conversation over the course of three days (as well as social media feeds, #srsly), and, as predicted, Jennifer Lawrence has been catapulted to mega-stardom for her searing portrayal of lead character Katniss Everdeen. Not only did she make the rounds of practically every talk show last week (even telling David Letterman that she was "a troll"), the fash media tracked her every style move, including that to-die gold Prabal Gurung dress she wore to the premiere. Well, now there's even more frenzy-making J-Law action to discuss regarding her Vegas showgirl leotard moment on the cover of Interview Germany.