Rihanna backstage during her Diamonds World Tour show in Baltimore.
Photo: MadeMe's Instagram/Urban Outfitters
Whew, it's Friday, y'all. We made it. *weeps silently in cubicle* To celebrate these last few (glorious) hours before the weekend officially starts, we wanted to share some of the best fashion news we found this week. Basically, Rihanna is on her Diamonds World Tour (LOL, like you didn't already know), and during one of her stops in Baltimore, she hung out backstage in THE dopest bomber we have seen to date—mainly, because it had a giant cat face on the back of it. So amazing, right?! I mean, we are mega serious about cat fashion here at MTV Style, so we immediately scoured the web to swipe up this exact jacket for
ourselves our dear readers. Luckily, it's available to purchase at Urban Outfitters this very second, but it'll cost you 298 buckaroos. Pretty steep, but guys, it's a CAT. BOMBER. JACKET.
A$AP Rocky in the May issue of 'GQ.'
Photo: Benn Watts/GQ
It's no surprise we have a thing for A$AP Rocky. Not only does that PMF have a GORGE smile and two killer albums under his belt, but he also has a serious affinity for fashion. *heart melts* He's been pretty candid about his obsession with certain designers, and it looks like mainstream fashion mags are (finally!) starting to pick up on A$AP's sartorially-savvy self. In the May issue of GQ, A$AP traded in his black leather and gold ensembles for something a bit more summery--yacht clothing. I know, I know, you're like, "A$AP Rocky? In nautical wear? How can it be?" But trust us--it happened, and it's UH-MAZING.
Selena Gomez in NYC on April 24, Rihanna on a plane on April 20, and Rita Ora in London on Feb. 16.
Photo: Getty Images/Rihanna's Instagram
Hi, world! Remember gladiator sandals? Heh, well, they're back. In case you forgot, between 2005 and 2008 these strappy shoes we ALL the rage. Whether they were low-top, high-top, studded, tasseled, bedazzled or anything in between, everyone wanted their hands (er, feet?) on a pair. Eventually, they made their way out of the fashion world, and we haven't looked back—until now. We can't stop spotting celebrities wearing the strappy, Roman-inspired shoes as of late (see: Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and Rita Ora), and we need to discuss. I mean, we have to admit we're not too surprised at their comeback considering they were all over the Spring/Summer 2013 runways—everyone from Alexander Wang to Proenza Schouler decked out their models in knee-high gladiator shoes. The only difference is that this time around we're supposed to refer to them as "cutaway boots." Got it? Got it.
Guys, in case you were on the fence about onesies, they are officially a thing now. Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Cara Delevingne can't stop sporting the comfy getups, and today, we have ANOTHER fanatic to add to the bunch—Justin Bieber! Don't get us wrong—we know the Biebs has worn a onesie before, but we're noticing a serious resurgence in singlets as of late. JB went ALL. OUT. in a bright red hooded jumpsuit complete with matching sneakers and snapback hat while stopping through Stockholm on his Believe tour yesterday. He glammed up his look with a gold watch and chains, and his BFF Lil Za even joined in on the fun by sporting a black and white onesie of his own! #WERK
Rihanna in NYC on April 23.
Photo: Splash News/Karmaloop/River Island/Apparel Supply/Debenhams/ASOS
We don't usually pat ourselves on the back for our awesome internet sleuthing skills, but this time (and this time only!) we're gonna need to gloat a little. Here's the deal—yesterday we spotted Rihanna out and about in NYC sporting THE most badass spring ensemble (no pastels here!), and we needed to cop it immediately. But, of course, it's Rihanna, meaning the entire look is a wee bit out of our price range, so we decided to scour every corner of the internet to find you an almost EXACT replica of her outfit for under $100. You read that right—under $100. *brushes shoulders off* First up, her Givenchy rottweiler tee. She's worn another version of this bad boy before, and, unfortunately, the real thing could cost you nearly $300. Ouch. We found a cheaper (and less terrifying) version for only $16.00, which we think is pretty doggone cool.
First off, WOW. We know Nicki Minaj's new, simplified style is a very recent change, but staring at Barbz (above) in crimped hair, neon eyeliner and mixed bold prints already feels like forever ago. But wait, let's give this photo some back story first—Nicki tweeted this pic last night with the caption, "#1 selling viva glam lipstick of all time... thank u for supporting a good cause. mmmuuuaaahhh!!!!" to which we audibly responded, "Say whaaaa?!" In case you forgot, Nicki released TWO bold lipsticks—one bright coral color and a super cool lavender shade with two coinciding campaigns. Her impossible-to-forget debut MAC ad featured Ms. Minaj perched atop a motorcycle in a latex dress (next to a very sweaty Ricky Martin) and the other showed Nicki floating a pool sporting a retro yellow onesie surrounded by giant lipsticks.
You know, here at MTV Style we certainly like to draw our own pop-culture fashion comparisons (see: Jared Leto channeling Dragon Ball Z or
Lady Gaga Jo Calderone seriously copping Karate Kid's steez), but when a celeb calls out the PERFECT semblance right from the get-go, we can't help but give them props. Today, our girl Snooki Instagrammed tons of pics from her Supre Tan photo shoot (yes, she's still promoting her bedazzled, self-titled tanning lotion) where she sported legit head-to-toe neon. In one particular photo, though, her caption read, "Super hero Bratz doll ready to frolic," and suddenly, we were all, "OMG. She really does look like a Bratz doll!" Like, guys, look at her. LOOK. She's wearing a bright purple and pink leopard bra under a neon green tank paired with hot pink running shorts and KILLER sky-high neon and white platform sneakers. (Seriously though, where can we get those?)
Katy Perry at 'The Smurfs 2' photocall in Cancun, Mexico on April 22.
Photo: Getty Images
If there's one thing Katy Perry loves, it's a themed outfit, y'all. Yesterday, KP visited Cancun, Mexico (JEALS!) to promote her new Smurfs 2 film sporting, YEP, head-to-toe blue. The most amazing part, though, is that she wore THREE different (and equally-amazing!) azure ensembles in one day. WHEW. You might remember Katy's very literal Smurfs outfit homage from a couple years ago, but this time around she went for a more demure (but still on-theme!) approach. She kicked off the day in a GORGE sheer blue lace and white Monique Lhuillier spring 2013 frock paired with pointy metallic Jimmy Choo pumps and a skinny black belt. She risked the matchy-matchy accessories look, but we LOVE how it turned out!
Let's hear it for nail art, y'all. We know it's totally crazy to get emotional over manicures, but, like, look how far we've come with nail polish over the past couple years! I mean, they've invented everything from chalkboard paint to tie-dye polish for our fingertips, and just this week we made ANOTHER nail discovery—denim polish! Nails Inc. London just released the Bling It On Denim & Studs kit ($29), which features denim effect polish and some gold and silver star stud embellishments to really bring your mani to the next level. But, we can already tell you're thinking, "Um, denim nail polish? How does that work?" so let's get down to deets, shall we?
Rihanna at a Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat game on April 21.
Photo: Getty Images/Rihanna's Instagram
Serious question, y'all: Would you ever wear a T-shirt with your face on it? Believe it or not, this is an actual thing Rihanna had to ponder recently thanks to that custom Givenchy jersey she received back in February. In case you forgot, Riccardo Tisci sent her a black tee with a GIANT impressionistic painting of her visage on it (red lips and all!), and we've been dying to know when she'd bust that bad boy out to wear IRL. Well, we finally spotted RiRi sporting the tee in question at a Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat game yesterday, and it looked a lot less, uh, creepy than we imagined.