Emma Watson at the premiere of "This Is The End" in Los Angeles.
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Long before "The Karlie," before Rihanna's cut, and even before Miley Cyrus' epic chop, Emma Watson proved her own beauty chameleon steez back in 2008 when she lopped off her Hermione locks in favor of a closed-cropped pixie. Although the actress may have started the process of growing it back—and even sports long hair with fringe in The Bling Ring!—she's still into switching things up, as she proved last night at the premiere of This Is The End. The star, who makes a cameo in the apocolyptic comedy, nailed her premiere look per usual in a Roland Mouret bustier and 3.1 Phillip Lim skinny trousers. But fashion business aside, right now we've GOT to talk about her faux bob. With a deep side part, serious shine, and an effortless curl underneath, Emma's chin-length (temporary) new look just might be the most practical style ever for the summer, and here's why.
So, you thought that the Met Gala was the only Fashion (because a capital "F" is totally necessary here) event this summer?! Think again. All the dresses from last month's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" gala may still be fresh in everyone's memories, but another equally stylish party took place last night in New York City—and while it might not be themed, the boundary-pushing glamour definitely didn't disappoint. We're talking about the CFDA Awards, held by The Council of Fashion Designers of America in honor of the best emerging creatives in womenswear, menswear, accessories, and more. Just like the Met Gala, many of the attendees brought celeb dates, who pulled out ALL the fashion stops. But who looked the best? See our top picks below!
HAILEE STEINFELD IN SUNO
Haileee Steinfeld at the 2013 CFDA Awards.
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There's absolutely no doubt that Hailee Steinfeld is one of the fashion world's newest darlings, and EVERYBODY wants a piece of the 16-year-old actress. She attended last month's Met Gala decked out in dramatic Donna Karan, but last night, she kept things fresh in a shimmery floral two-piece by Suno. The subtle crop top (you can barely see a sliver of tummy!) and the tea length skirt add a dash of formality, whereas her effortless side part and bright lip keep things young and fresh. She might barely have her drivers license, but who cares? Age ain't nothing but a number, and Hailee, we'll take style notes from you any day.
Beyonce performs at this weekend's Chime for Change concert.
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Listen, we're well aware that Beyonce's tickets for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour definitely DON'T come cheap. While the steep price tag is undoubtedly worth each and every second of King Bey arena-style goodness (also, those outfits!), when there's a chance to see her for practically free, well, you'd better bet we're going to take it. That's basically what's happening with Rue La La's fifth anniversary promotion. The online flash sale site is going ALL OUT for its birthday, selling one (sadly, only one) 16-person VIP suite at Beyonce's August 5th Barclays Center show for only $5! It's one of several seriously awesome steals the company is offering to customers—others include a Birkin bag and a Rolex watch—but you've got to click fast in order to score, because it's first come, first serve.
Alison Mosshart's leather jacket for Surface to Air.
Photo: Surface to Air Facebook page
Alison Mosshart: she's a singer, songwriter, and one of the current titleholders for our, ahem, totally official Coolest Ladies Ever™ list. But just in case her rad personal style and constantly evolving hair isn't enough to convince you of The Kills and The Dead Weather frontwoman's fashion prowess, we've found one more reason. The rockstar has teamed up with luxe French label Surface to Air on THE ultimate edgy leather jacket. Appropriately dubbed "The Alison," the '70s-inspired topper comes adorned with swingy fringe, leather studding around the collar, and a red, white and blue satin lining. In other words, it's the ideal addition to pretty much anyone's wardrobe, regardless of whether or not we're hitting up Paris Fashion Week or regularly sharing the stage with Jamie Hince and Jack White.
Behold, a sneak peek of Miley's 'We Can't Stop' video!
Photo: @MileyCyrus Twitter/ StampdLA
Today might be Monday (womp womp), but it's definitely NOT any ordinary Monday, because this morning marks the premiere of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" single! We've been counting down the days ever since the singer's huge announcement at the Billboard Awards, and now it's finally arrived. While the track is awesome enough in itself—after all, we've been waiting for new Miley music for what feels like FOREVER—it gets even better, because a music video is on its way! Yep, the star teased images from her forthcoming project on Twitter over the weekend, saying, "#WECANTSTOP #tWERK" alongside the image above.
Karen Walker for Uniqlo.
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Between past partnerships with brands like Lulu Guiness and most recently, Suno, Uniqlo is NO stranger to some seriously awesome collabs. That being said, rarely does fashion news send such a collective gasp throughout the MTV Style HQ as Uniqlo's most recent recruit, Karen Walker. If you read this blog, then you're already well-acquainted with the fact that our love for the New Zealand designer runs deep. We're talking far beyond her consistently adorable printed pants, quirky blouses, and statement sunglasses, into potentially disastrous "recreate her dramatic runway beauty look" territory (*shudder*). Anyway, now that she's teamed up with the Japanese retailer on a wallet-friendly collection of tees, channeling Walker's effortlessly cool vibe has never been easier.
A still from Snoop Lion's 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks'.
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It's been a long road to Miley Cyrus' highly-anticipated return to music, one that's been filled with haircuts, style switchups, and more magazine covers than we can EVER keep track of. And while we're always down to hash out each and every one of her predictably boundary-pushing outfits via Instagram and the red carpet, today the star is throwing us something a little different. Yep, a MUSIC VIDEO. Snoop Lion recruited Miley for his reggae-inflected track "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks," which we first got a taste of back in April. Given the song title and mellow beats, it's only fitting that the accompanying clip have a similar laid-back fashion vibe, as well.
One Direction and Office Detail join forces!
Photo: Courtesy of Office Depot
We might be busy savoring the first tastes of summer, but the guys of One Direction? Well, they're already thinking about going back to school. Kind of. The Brit boy band has just announced a new partnership with Office Depot on a limited-edition capsule collection of back to school pieces hitting stores on July 5—just in time for the fall shopping season! While we can expect normal BTS staples like notebooks (branded with Niall, Zayn, Louis, Liam, and Harry's faces, obviously), they've ALSO thrown in some not-so-normal items, like nail polish sets in five bright hues (throwback to Zayn's Little Mix mani?!). Sure, news like this is enough to convince anyone—regardless of whether or not you're actually hitting the books come fall—to make an Office Depot run, the best part is, it's for a great cause.
Willow Smith totally nailed her 'After Earth' premiere look in NYC last night.
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Alright, so we know that the new futuristic action flick After Earth is Will and Jaden Smith's movie. We get it. And although the Smith men have been ruling the red carpet as of late, right now we've GOT to give it up for Willow! The younger Smith sibling might not be acting in the film, but nobody can deny she absolutely nailed her look last night at the New York premiere. Dressed in head-to-toe black and white (a trend she's been loving!), the 12-year-old was the epitome of chicness far beyond her years. A statement collar, striped pants, and sleek, super shiny hair... the result is an unexpected preppiness with a dash of signature Willow cool.
Sky Ferreira for 'ASOS' magazine.
Photo: Jason Lee Parry/Courtesy of ASOS
Whether she's shunning LBDs for oversized Tupac T-shirts or chopping off her trademark long hair with a knife, Sky Ferreira is all about pushing the fashion boundaries these days... and obviously, we love her for it. ASOS clearly gets the memo, too, since it's nabbed the "Everything Is Embarrassing" singer as its brand new cover girl! Sky fronts the July issue of the U.K. retailer's monthly magazine, giving some serious 'tude and wearing one of her fave designers, THE one and only Mr. Jeremy Scott. Straddling two seats on a school bus, hands to the ceiling (which, as you know, is a major safety no-no), Sky's badass pose really speaks for itself. But when you throw in her "so what?" expression and top it off with Scott's oversized sweater that reads "Adults suck then you are one," well, consider this rebel yell coming through loud and clear.