A still from 'Girls.'
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Just as Girls has become your mom's, grandfather's, and basically everyone's conversational lightning rod for discussing the "twenty-something" phenomenon these days (exhibit A, B, C...), an equal amount of ink has been spilled dissecting the show's costumes. It might seem weird, considering the fact that Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet's characters don't dress THAT differently from the majority of kids flooding the streets outside our apartments right this second...but then again, that's exactly the point. Costume designer Jenn Rogien manages to hopscotch the line between being relatable (sometimes wrinkled, outfit repeats, and decidedly imperfect) while still making sense for TV. Easier said than done, right? After all, if Jenn just decked them out in clothes we can pick up ourselves at Urban Outfitters, it would be beyond boring. It's Hannah and the rest of the crew's kookiest, most unexpected outfits that make the show's costumes so freaking fun...and cement them in your memory long after the episode has ended. Just before the Costume Designers Guild Awards happen this week (it all goes down on Thursday!), Jenn let us pick her brain on dressing the Girls in mesh tanks, sleeping bags and everything in between. Get her secrets (plus vintage shopping tips) in our interview below!
Looks from Topshop Unique's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Considering its celeb cult following, global customer base (ahem, the entire MTV Style staff included), and well-deserved rep for churning out uber-trendy, supercute goods time and again,Topshop is used to major hype happening loooong before the first model steps onto the runway. But this season the U.K. brand took things one step further, making its Fall/Winter Topshop Unique fashion show even more interactive than usual with Google Hangouts beforehand, streaming backstage access, and model cams on catwalkers like Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn. Because we'd do practically anything for Topshop, we set our alarms for bright and early this morning (9 a.m. on a Sunday?! Bleghhh!) to watch the action as it was happening from London. Some highlights: getting up close and personal with Louis Tomlinson in the Hangout beforehand, spying on Demi texting in the front row pre-show, AND the ability to replay the whole thing over and over again. Oh, and THE CLOTHES.
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We love Cara Delevingne. You love Cara Delevingne. OK, let's be real: everyone in the fashion industry loves Cara Delevingne. And why shouldn't we?! This girl has given us more than enough reasons to obsess, dominating the catwalks (she made cameos at Anna Sui, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, and about a zillion others this week) while simultaneously killing the street style game with her '90s-inspired off duty uniform. But don't assume the English supermodel is just a pretty face...in fact, she has about 50 different kinds of faces, from the ridiculous to the badass and everything in between. So now that the New York shows have wrapped and the London runways are kicking into gear, we've compiled the complete collection of Cara Delevingne's funniest mugs from the past week as well as some of our favorites below (plus a handy GIF at the very bottom, because obviously!). After all, Derek Zoolander and Blue Steel are soooo 2001. This season, it's ALL about Cara D.
A still from Passion Pit's "Carried Away" music video.
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Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! Whether you're the type of person to go all out for February 14 or just wait patiently for the candy to go on sale tomorrow, we've got a VDay gift everyone will appreciate. The boys from Passion Pit dropped their new video for "Carried Away" this morning, co-starring Sophia Bush as half of a young couple dealing with the euphoric highs and depressing lows of a relationship. And —spoiler alert!— while Sophia and frontman Michael Angelakos's lovey dovey vibes might not last, at least she looks great throughout the whole thing...even when she's smearing lipstick on her face or wielding a scary knife. The manic pixie dream girl secret? According to stylist Leila Baboi, this result involves over TWENTY outfit changes, mostly from emerging designers.
Lana Del Rey performs "Burning Desire" for Jaguar's new music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Jaguar
It seems like forever ago when we first announced that Lana Del Rey was the new face of Jaguar cars (come to think of it, it kinda was...) But now, almost six months later, we've FINALLY got a first look at her new campaign! The Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible ad comes in the form of a super slick new music video for her forthcoming single "Burning Desire," penned and performed by Lana herself. The clip dropped this morning, and showcases LDR singing sultrily and giving off major glam retro vibes — what else is new?— dressed in a floor-length silk vintage gown by Ghost. The gorgeous outfit is pure Lana: retro with a body-hugging silhouette that fits her curves so perfectly, it's almost like she was POURED into the dress. It's no secret that our girl loooooves white, but it seems she's swapped her recent foray into the '80s for a tried and true classic Lana look.
Miley Cyrus and Tish Cyrus at Rachel Zoe's runway show today.
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Oh HEY, Miley Cyrus! We've been wondering where the pop star would touch down during Fashion Week ever since she first hinted on Twitter she'll be attending the shows. But despite our prediction that she'd cruise straight to London, turns out the singer made a pit stop in New York City! She sat front row at pal Rachel Zoe's show this morning alongside her mom Tish and Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles — which actually makes TOTAL sense considering Miley is the mag's newest cover girl. Oh, and did we mention she looks killer? Because she does. Miley may have had some wardrobe issues pre-trip, but judging from her red hot Rachel Zoe jumpsuit, clearly she got 'em sorted out.
Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn will wear a "model cam" during Topshop's runway show.
Photo: @CaraDelevingne's Instagram
London Fashion Week begins in two days, and Topshop is making sure everyone scores a front row seat and a backstage pass to its Sunday show...yep, even those of us who aren't lucky enough to be making the trek across the pond. The U.K. brand has just announced a new partnership with Google Plus, giving up close and personal access to the models and clothes, and....DUNDUNDUN, perhaps changing the face of fashion shows all together. It's a bold statement for sure, but when else will we be able to live vicariously through models like Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, as well the buyers, designers and brains behind one of our favorite labels?! Perhaps taking cues from Diane von Furstenberg and her Google glasses last season, select girls will wear HD cameras on their clothes as they walk down the runway to give everyone at home the experience of being a model— virtually, anyway. Think of it as taking the whole "watching Fashion Week in your PJs" thing to the next level. Amazing, right?!
A still from 'The Hunger Games.'
Photo: Murray Close/ 'The Hunger Games' official website
The road to Oscar weekend has been a long one— we've already made pit stops at The Screen Actors' Guild Awards, The Golden Globes, and others along the way— but there's still one more celebration that needs to happen before all the movie madness goes down on February 24. We're talking about the Costume Designers Guild Awards, where the creative geniuses behind the coolest clothes in film and TV get honored for their work. Obviously this is a HUGE DEAL, so to get psyched up for the event, we'll be chatting with nominees about the stories, inspiration, and challenges behind some of our absolute favorite outfits. Kicking off the series is Judianna Makovsky, who crafted all of the outfits in The Hunger Games, from Katniss' hunting look, to Effie Trinket's candy-colored frocks, to that iconic fire dress. Get the scoop below!
Miley Cyrus announced on Twitter that she'll be attending Fashion Week.
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Fashion Week, we hope you're ready for Miley Cyrus, because she's coming your way! While we've been buried in show coverage, band interviews, and tracking each and every moment of New York Fashion Week for you guys, Miley slipped in a piece of news about her own FW plans. The singer tweeted yesterday: "Fashion week packing ahhhh!" along with the photo of her clothes strewn across her floor. First of all, it's comforting to see that even pop stars aren't immune to those "I have nothing to wear!" moments. But more importantly, WHICH Fashion Week is Miley attending?! Considering the New York arm of the four-city whirlwind winds up on Thursday, she'll have to get here—FAST— before the shows begin in London.
Looks from Karen Walker's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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A English punk soundtrack goes well with just about anything, but especially if you're lucky enough to be blasting it while rocking Karen Walker's boxy jackets, pleated skirts, and the rest of her Fall wares. The New Zealand designer's message came in loud and clear yesterday at her New York Fashion Week runway show, where she took cues from '70s punk rockers The Damned in her aptly titled "New Rose" collection (named after their 1976 single). Art school touches like dripping rose print motifs, highlighter yellow details and zig zag sweaters collided with collegiate staples such as pinafore dresses, slouchy socks and trench coats for an explosion of kooky cool that we want to inject into our closets immediately. Models worked messy ponytails and shaggy, mussed-up bobs as they strutted down the runway to Siouxsie Sioux and The Damned, upping the rebellious rock 'n roll ante in Walker's rad frames.