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You know how sometimes you look at your closet—which is overflowing to the point where you have several shirts all living on the same hanger and it takes ALL of your core strength to move things around—and you wonder whether you should (a) weed through it to give some stuff away, (b) send a shipment to live at your mom’s house, or (c) just move? This is one of those times.
I’m happy to report that we’re going (mostly) with the latter because we found a sweet new spot with a Mariah-episode-of-Cribs sized walk-in closet. JUST FOR OUR SHOES.
From here on out, you can find all your MTV Style faves at our shiny new address, which is tricked out with granite countertops, an indoor/outdoor pool, and responsive web design. We'll also continue to update our Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+ accounts, so follow us there and you won't miss any of this:
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The decision is in. LeBron James is headed BACK to the Cleveland Cavaliers. I'll be honest, I personally am not a LeBron fan (*winces, ducks for cover*), but for the days between announcing he would opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat and play the field as a free agent, I couldn't help feeling I was being held emotionally hostage by the impending move. Was it all a power move to renegotiate with the Heat? Would he hop to yet another team? Was there actually a chance that he could sign with—*GASP*—my Lakers??? Every scenario seemed up for grabs. But the only one that felt "right"—in what felt like everyone's eyes, not just James'—was a grand homecoming to Ohio.
The wait is over, Teen Wolf fam. After three long months of hiatus, we've finally entered season four and another run of supernatural drama from the Beacon Hills crew. We've been treated to new characters, along with the unexpected return of familiar faces, and of COURSE, the new season also means a shiny new wardrobe!
We stopped by the TW set while they were shooting season four and were lucky enough to chat with costume designer Barbara Vazquez, who gave us a TON of deets on the characters' wares this cycle, including/especially how they get Tyler Posey's arms to look ~sooooooo good~.
Look at that jacket. And those SHOES!
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That headline is a little misleading. I'm not actually asking for your opinion here. I just pretended that I was interested in whatever counter-argument you might make, so that you'd click through. I've spent the last 24 hours poring over throwback NBA Draft photos, and Andrew Wiggins, as far as I can tell, is hands down the best dressed first overall pick of all-time. Bar none. Come at me if you feel otherwise, but I'm. not. budging.
I'm not just saying this because Wiggins has been one of the most highly anticipated draft picks in recent years—so much so that many teams this year were accused of "riggin' for Wiggins" or intentionally tanking to better their odds at landing an earlier slot and nabbing him up before the other teams. I'm saying this because look at that jacket.
Think about every college-age dude you know. Now, think about the last time you saw one of them in a suit jacket. Or some slim trousers with just the right amount of ankle showing—let alone pants that actually fit them. And I'm not even going to make you rack your brain for a memory of them ever wearing a velvet smoking slipper or a lapel pin because even though I've never met them/know what their lives are like, I'm pretty sure 90% of them have never even seen either of those things IRL. If that's not enough to convince you, let's take a look back at the past few drafts' style... "highlights" is too generous of a word, but whatever, let's go with that.
Better start saving your links.
It should come as no surprise that we do a lot of online shopping here at MTV Style. (And I do mean a LOT.) When you cover as much e-commerce ground as we do, keeping track of your links in an effective way is a major priority, and nothing has saved us from endless tab life in the shopping department like Svpply. Our love for the product-collecting platform runs so deep, we've given thanks to it over our plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.
Alas, Svpply was acquired by online retail juggernaut eBay in 2012, and now, we're starting to feel the effects of that business deal (aside from the advent of Svpply-like feeds and collections on eBay): svpply.com and its associated apps—including the oft-overlooked but super-addictive Want app—will ride off into the digital sunset on August 31 (aka IN JUST TWO SHORT MONTHS). If, like us, you're a Svpply fan, we invite you to join us in a moment of silence and an open forum to pay your respects to the beloved custom shopping aggregate.
I was JUST thinking about how it had been a while since Justin Bieber unleashed a new fragrance unto the world, and lo and behold, here we are with a brand spankin' new scent. At least, I think so. Biebs announced the release of Collector's Edition (*whispers* the new fragrance for her) via Facebook yesterday (June 18), which would normally send me flying, legs spinning like Wile E. Coyote, to the nearest Macy's to pick this up. It's just... I know that ~technically~ the fragrance is new. The combination of notes isn't one we've seen by JB before. But the look of the bottle is just SO close to The Key, and I'm pretty sure that photo is from the original Key shoots.
Russell Westbrook is v stylish, and soon, the whole world will know.
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Unfortunately for those of us looking forward to another Heat v. Thunder accessories arms race, the Oklahoma City Thunder narrowly missed their chance to play in this year's NBA Finals—leaving those of us invested in the Western Conference (for reasons I won't get into on this platform) with the Spurs. (Listen, they're a great team, one of the greatest, most consistent of all time, don't get me wrong, but from the fashion side of things offer only this.) But for those of you who, like us, are pining for the days of yore, there's a silver lining. WWD reports that OKC point guard Russell Westbrook is teaming up with Barneys for a very special collaboration. So dust off your lensless glasses, folks. Russ is about to turn your closet UP.
If you care at all about TV, you're likely well-aware that the second season of Orange Is The New Black premieres this week (June 6) on Netflix. Gearing up for the return of Piper, Pennsatucky, Crazy Eyes and the rest of the women's penitentiary motley crew of characters, we're binge-watching the first season as a refresher and looking ahead at the new season's character posters for what's to come. In keeping with the first season's creative interpretations on beauty/style necessities—maxi pads as shower shoes, etc.—we noticed that these teaser images employ similarly scrappy DIY takes on beauty routines.
~Naturally~, we felt it our duty to test these unique approaches out, so for the pilot episode of our brand new tutorial series, How To Do Stuff (P.S. we're launching a tutorial series!!!), we decided to do just that. Watch the video above for some valuable information on whether tampons work as hair curlers, if a Sharpie marker can pass as eyeliner, and soooooo much more.
Taystee's poster shows her curling her hair with tampons. I wrapped my own hair in tampons and left them on for, like, half a day. NO SPOILERS: You'll have to watch the video to see whether it worked or not. *WINK*
Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.
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Welp. Rihanna certainly knows how to make an entrance. The guest of honor arrived at the 2014 CFDAs (Tuesday, June 2) to accept her Fashion Icon Award in a dress guaranteed to raise a lot of eyebrows (and then some). Hot on the heels of her public display of support for #FreeTheNipple and her own nipple-related Instagram deletion, Badgal Riri hit the red carpet in an appropriately titillating (sorry, couldn't resist) gown.
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