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Can your clutch hold all of your prom emergency items?!
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Sure, it might look simple, but let's be real here— packing your purse for prom is NO easy task. If you're doing the whole pre-prom photo sesh, fancy dinner, the dance itself, and the after-party, well, chances are you'll need a bunch of stuff to get you through this epic marathon night. So let's talk strategy, shall we?! First of all, the bag you're carrying will most likely be a tiny clutch, which is heavy on the style factor but not so much on the whole practicality thing. If you're still on the hunt for a bag, we're loving this seafoam green envelope clutch from ASOS, the Jillian Minaudiere sparkly number from Club Monaco, and House of Harlow's reptile pouch for their slightly-larger-than-average storage capability and undeniable chicness. But regardless of which clutch you bring, the stuff you take with you will need to be small, posses multitasking capabilities... or better yet, both. Because NOBODY wants to be left stranded on prom night, we've dutifully rounded up our favorite tried-and-true essentials to pack in your purse in case of any beauty emergency. See our must-bring list of products below!

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Rihanna wears Tom Ford at the 2012 Met Gala.
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As the presumed man behind Justin Timberlake's slick makeover for The 20/20 Experience, it's not exactly a secret that Tom Ford likes to dip his fingers into the music world every now and then. But it turns out JT is only one in Ford's lengthy love affair with performers. In a new interview with WWD, the designer tells editor Bridget Foley about his re-entry into the runway world, how he handles critics, and why shocking audiences can sometimes be a good thing. And really, who's better proof of that last point than Rihanna?! Ford dishes that the singer is one of his favorite muses because she can rock the eponymous label's signature eye-popping looks with serious swagger. Recalling a tricky head-to-toe pink patchwork look from his Fall 2013 collection, Ford says, "And if you’re Rihanna, if you’re that kind of person who can pull off matching hot-pink boots, skirt and jacket, and patchwork multimaterials, I think it's great." Great. Yet another skill Rihanna magically possesses that 99% of the population can only DREAM of having...

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A still from 'The Bling Ring.'
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Are you awake?! If you're not quite there yet, this image of Emma Watson holding a handgun will DEFINITELY kick your Wednesday morning into high gear. It's a new day, and you know what that means: new Bling Ring deets, you guys! We're still reliving Emma's Trailblazing golden popcorn moment from last weekend's MTV Movie Awards, and admittedly can't get TBR cast's Sneak Peek Week show out of our heads. But now that we've nabbed these movie stills, there's even more reason to be obsessed with the forthcoming Sofia Coppola flick. We've got five brand spanking new images to show you, so LET'S GO!

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Selena Gomez in Julien MacDonald and Marco Marco at 2013 MTV Movie Awards red carpet.
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I think we can ALL agree that Selena Gomez hit a fashion home run at the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday, ruling the red carpet and stage in not just one, but two gorgeous traffic-stopping ensembles. In addition to that shimmery gold Julien MacDonald minidress she rocked during the pre-show, Sel heated things up big time for her sizzling performance of her new single "Come and Get It" in a Bollywood-inspired Marco and Marco number. But what's the real story behind this pair of eye-popping looks?! InStyle got the scoop from Selena's stylist herself, Basia Richard. According to Richard, that glitzy red carpet ensemble was originally intended for the performance (!), but "Selena fell so in love with this dress that it was instantly her first choice for the carpet." In the end, though, Sel went with a fiery red Marco and Marco piece that Richard customized with Swarovski crystals and gold details, which, heads up, we'll see again in an upcoming video!

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Ke$ha at the 2013 Logo NNN Awards.
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Ke$ha's self-described '70s-inspired look from last night's MTV Movie Awards might still be very fresh in your brain, but tear yourself away from that ensemble for a second, because we've got another equally awesome outfit from the pop star that's also worth discussing. Just a mere 24 hours before she hit the Movie Awards red carpet in bell bottoms and a floppy hat, the singer attended the Logo NewNowNext Awards appearing, well, kind of the opposite in a pale blue short-sleeved dress. Anyone else getting major retro glam vibes from her look? "Stepford Ke$ha" meets Brigitte Bardot, indeed.

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Unless you happen to be one of those lucky people who never gets hot and sweaty (seriously though, what's their sercret?!), looking cute at a festival like Coachella is a tough feat to pull off. We're talking about a situation where you're sitting outside all day under the beating sun, surrounded by thousands of pushing people all elbowing to see the same band you want to...not exactly a picture-perfect moment. But hey, it IS possible, and some of our MTV Style favorites are here to prove it. It seemed like everyone and their mother hit Indio for weekend 1 of the fest, and over the course of 72 hours, some key trends emerged. Whether it's stars like Solange sporting ladylike dresses, Karen O in crazy prints, K.Stew in her trademark snapback, or Vanessa Hudgens in a flower crown (yep, they're still around), these musicians and their famous fans manage to keep cool without sacrificing style. See how they did it below!

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Solange, Katy Perry, and Jessie Ware at 2013 Coachella.
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Alright, so we all know that Miss Solange Knowles is the reigning queen of festival dressing. Rather than stick with lazy girl options like ripped denim and cropped tops, she cranks up the quirk in retro originals like printed suits and button-ups. She rocked this look hard at SXSW, but this weekend the singer gave her signature style a ladylike spin in a lemon-print sleeveless frock and matching yellow sandals. Not that she would ever need to, but Katy Perry also proved her pinup status at the Lacoste party decked out in a Dolce & Gabbana skirt and bra set (also the same one Iggy Azalea wore in her "Work" music video). Then there's Jessie Ware, rounding out the trio in a red and white striped crop top and printed tea length skirt. Whereas Solange and Katy opted for heels, Jessie shed her shoes to go barefoot during her performance. She topped off her look with some raver pigtail buns, and somehow, we love her even more than before.

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Will Ferrell and Rihanna both sported all-over money print, but who did it better?.
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There were MANY shocking things about Will Ferrell's cameo at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards last night. And although his, um, unexpected encounter with Aubrey Plaza on stage is providing more than enough water cooler convo this morning, the comedian's all-over money print suit is the image that's forever burned into our eyeballs. And you know what? We're not even mad about it! Strutting out onstage (to the tune of Pusha T's "Millions," natch), yesterday's "Comedic Genuis" winner gave a whole new meaning to the term "money shot." But our man Will isn't the only one turning the Benjamins into a fashion statement these days—someone ELSE who appreciates a good dollar bill motif every now and then is Rihanna, who wore a holographic money print dress last month during her Diamonds World Tour.

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'Teen Wolf' stars Holland Roden and Crystal Reed at 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
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Aw, talk about team players! The stars of our favorite MTV shows turned out in droves to the MTV Movie Awards to support their Hollywood buds— ahem, and flaunt their major style game, as well. The cast of Teen Wolf rolled especially deep tonight, with six of the actors hitting the red carpet in awesomely individual ensembles. We've already dished on MTV.com Red Carpet Report Host Holland Roden's black plunging V-neck Donna Karan gown, and yeah, we're still just obsessed with it now as we were earlier this evening. But wait! There's more. Holland may have opted for one of the biggest color trends of the night in her black frock, but co-star Crystal Reed played opposites in her bright lace minidress from Nha Khanh,. With intricate embellishment and a flirty short silhouette, this dress is eyepopping enough on its own, so Crystal kept the rest of her look simple with nude Manolo Blahnik pumps and a Hepburn-esque swept updo. But the girls weren't the only ones pulling out the fashion stops... the show's dudes, Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, and Keahu Kahuanui were looking killer (heh), too.

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Hayley Williams at 2013 MTV Movie Awards
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We thought our girl crush on Hayley Williams couldn't get any bigger. But you know what? We were wrong, because the Paramore frontwoman pretty much made our hearts explode tonight at the MTV Movie Awards, slaying the fashion game in Zara and Topshop! Yep, you read that right. The super-famous, super-talented megastar rocked not one, but TWO of our favorite fast fashion megabrands on the red carpet, meaning we can all copy her outfit, like, now. She paired her Zara black cutout onesie— which, sadly, is sold out in the US but is still in stock overseas— with a striped shirt from Topshop. While the singer stuck with mostly black and whites, clothing-wise, you better bet she brought out the bright colors in her beauty look. This is Hayley Williams we're talking about, y'all! Along with her trademark tangerine (and now half-pink!) hairstyle, she sported some red-orange eyeshadow and lipstick from her new MAC line. And the fact that she matched all of this to her SOCKS? Brilliant.

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Hana Mae Lee at 2013 MTV Movie Awards
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No lie, we've seen our fair share of pretty outrageous outfits grace the red carpet at past MTV Movie Awards. But few accessories have caused quite as much of a uh, stir, as Hana Mae Lee's cigarette hat. Yes, the Pitch Perfect actress (who we loved as the mostly-silent, always-hilarious Lilly), is definitely wearing an ASHY CIGARETTE. ON HER HEAD. And, she impressively maintains a totally serious expression while doing so. This, you guys, is something that absolutely must be discussed, right?! Right. The comedian said she wanted to pair her cut-out Marco Marco black dress and Ferragamo heels with the Alain Lafaille for He-Ha headpiece in order to make a statement, and that she did .

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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