It's time to officially admit it: Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter are our favorite fashion duo of 2014. (Don't worry, Bey and Jay are a very close second.) Even when Blue Ivy was a wee babe, her sheer existence accentuated Bey's ensemble, and these days, she's discovering her own style—by raiding her mom's closet, obviously. Bey posted this 'dorbs photo of Blue Ivy sporting her stilettos making it look like she planned to match her designer heels with her summery orange floral frock—it's that good. It would be amiss to not mention that Blue Ivy is, in fact, following in her mother's footsteps, and we ain't mad at that! (But hold on, is she already dressing better than us, though? Worried.) Lucky for us mere commoners, Bey posted even more pics of her stylin' mama-baby hangs for a photo sesh we are calling "Queen B and Her BB."
The #FreeTheNipple movement is officially taking over all forms of social media. After Rihanna deleted her Instagram a couple weeks ago (thanks to the photo-sharing app taking down her topless Lui magazine cover because it violated their TOS), there has been increased debate over the injustice of banning just female nipples on Instagram. Scout Willis protested this inequality by (legally!) taking topless pics in the streets of NYC and posting them to Twitter with the caption, "What @instagram won't let you see #FreeTheNipple." And with that, conversation about the movement (which, BTW, Miley Cyrus has been repping since December) became headline news.
Elle Magazine in 1996.
Photo: Wayback Machine
We were feeling particularly nostalgic this #ThrowbackThursday, so we decided to bust out the ol' Wayback Machine (you know, that amazing internet archiving site) to revisit some of our favorite online mags from the '90s, and, man, we were so blown away by all the goodness we uncovered that we just had to share some gems with y'all. Sit back, and get ready for some cringe-worthy homepages, dudes.
Dang, it looks like Katy Perry is the official queen of July magazines. Today marks the release of her third cover (V Magazine with Madonna, then Billboard with Kacey Musgraves, and now Cosmopolitan) while she simultaneously travels all over the world during her Prismatic World Tour. (Whew, we want a nap just thinking about it.) While the whole Cosmo spread isn't officially out yet, designer/KP bestie Jeremy Scott shared some snaps on his Instagram, and we're already spazzing over the "Froggy Loops" Moschino cocktail dress with her "slime green" blunt bob. (Food + fashion = the ultimate combo, obvs.)
We just wanna look like RiRi.
Photo: Getty Images
Before you get all eye roll-y, just hear us out: Bucket hats are back, and we shouldn't be so mad about it. Yeah, sure, in the mid-2000s you only spotted them on Disneyland dads, babies on the beach, or, like, actual fisherman, but today everyone from Rihanna to Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to the entire A$AP Mob are wearing this '90s staple on a semi-regular basis—and you can thank Run DMC, LL Cool J, and Aaliyah (RIP) for that. So, let's dissect why exactly we should be rockin' a bucket hat in 2014.
1. THEY MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE RIHANNA
Maybe it's just us, but one of our life goals is to look like Rihanna, and this certainly takes us one teeny, tiny step closer. She can't get enough of 'em as of late, and the floral Joyrich one she's wearing court-side (above) is already sold out. See? We knew we were onto something.
Looks like our invite to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding must've, um, gotten lost in the mail. Bummer. Since we're not heading to Europe to celebrate the #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE nuptials after all, we'll have to cope the best way we know how: retail therapy, duh. So, we rounded up a bunch of merch that reminds us of our favorite duo—everything from Kim's crying face to a Kanye-inspired Givenchy skirt (and knockoff hat for those less fortunate) to a Kimye portrait-of-the-future meme iPhone case. More this way, Kimye stans.
The Cure, duh.
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Yo. Fellow goth kids. Pause that Bauhaus album you've had on repeat since you "found yourself" sophomore year in high school and listen up for a sec. Summer is coming, aka our least favorite time of year (well, right after spring because, ugh, pastels and sunshine), and we need to prepare. Since it also happens to be World Goth Day and 90-degree temperatures are just around the corner, we can't waste any more time getting our summer goth look on lock. Let's do this.
Pharrell Williams and the lamp he designed for Kartell.
Photo: Getty Images/BBC Icecream
First off, hi! I'm back. Did you miss me? Did you even know I left? Probs not, but I'm writing for MTV Style again—this time from the West Coast. [Insert smug sunglasses emoji here.] But enough about that, let's get down to biz aka talking about Pharrell doing stuff—and by "stuff" I mean "designing lamps." Between creating a fragrance, collabbing with Adidas, and performing at awards shows, the N.E.R.D. frontman certainly wears many hats (heh). For his latest venture, Pharrell took on the world of furniture design by creating his own version of Ferruccio Laviani’s classic Bourgie table lamp. Italian furniture company Kartell invited Pharrell and 19 other designers (including Lenny Kravitz!) to re-imagine the iconic lamp on the 10th anniversary of its debut, and he totally killed it.
8:20 PM — Forget about dyeing the tips of your hair: 2014 is all about fingertip dyeing, à la Lorde.
8:10 PM — BEY'S HAIR SOAKING WET OKURRRR #surfboardt
8:00 PM — Show's starting and Gaby and Maeve here taking over!
7:49 PM — The only way to describe Ashanti's bodycon metallic mini dress is: wowowow.
Ashanti at the 2014 Grammys.
Guys, we can never get enough of Asher Levine. We've been obsessed with the 25-year-old designer for the past few years (yep, he's been killing it since he was 22!) thanks to his mostly black, all-leather-everything futuristic ensembles that have been spotted on everyone from Lady Gaga to Rita Ora. This season, we were PUMPED to stop by his spring 2014 show, which featured a performance by funeral pop band MXMS (members include Shiny Toy Guns' Jeremy Dawson and Ariel Levitan). Asher stayed true to his dark roots and decked out his models in human anatomy-inspired pieces. Think: Molded, muscular silhouette vests and anatomical, spiky sleeved jackets. For the accessories, Asher said, "I wanted to imagine if we could grow the accessory in a laboratory, and then skin it. What would the accessory look like with it musculature underneath?" Our answer: awesome.