Miley Cyrus for Harper's Bazaar.
Photo: Harper's Bazaar
Miley Cyrus may be better known, at this point, for her teeny tiny outfits, grills and arguable Dimepiece addiction, but that doesn't mean the girl can't also get down with some high FASHUN. I mean, remember how she slayed in fishnet Marc Jacobs at the Met Gala this year? Case in POINT. Welp, doubly proving that she's sartorially multi-faceted beyond her unicorn twerking onesie, Miley linked up with Harper's Bazaar for a COUTURE spread in the mag's September issue (a.k.a. the most important of the entire fashion editorial calendar)!
Theophilus London at his Southampton LVRS x SpongeBob SquarePants event.
You guys. In case you missed it, consummate cool guy Theophilus London has a collaboration with SpongeBob SquarePants. Theo and his LVRS fashion brand teamed up with Nickelodeon's pineapple-dwelling mainstay for a brand new capsule collection of London-meets-SquarePants goods, including a varsity-numbered tank top and a tee depicting Theophilus in Bikini Bottom. London launched the collaboration with a backyard pool party in Southampton, NY in late June, but this video interview from the event just went up on Hypebeast. Also, it's amazing.
A$AP Rocky performing for the Under The Influence Of Music tour.
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Everyone give up a slow clap for A$AP Rocky wearing old school Tommy Hilfiger on stage for the Wantagh, New York stop of his and Wiz Khalifa's Under The Influence Of Music tour. The fashion killa has made a name for himself as such by regularly sporting the flyest, most current threads like custom KTZ, Raf Simons, and Ann Demeulemeester just to name a few. For his run on Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour, he wore Hood By Air high-end streetwear hot off the runway on stage in almost every city (BTW, we hear you can win a free, Rocky-signed HBA shirt from VFiles *WINK*). But now, it looks like he's turning to the archives for performance togs, pulling out and repping Hilfiger's iconic rectangular blocked logo.
Drake's Dada meme gets a shirt in the "Yolo Polo."
Photo: Instagram/Drake Yolo Polo
Remember how back in May, photos started emerging from Drake's "No New Friends" video shoot with DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross? Between the helicopters, champagne in the hot tub, and Khaled's vaguely retirement chic wardrobe, the video looked a lot like a YMCMB/Maybach Music Group parody of Behind The Candelabra. But the MOST wave-making part of the whole thing was a behind-the-scenes photo of Drake wearing a bumblebee color palette Dada ensemble and shooting Rozay a round-the-shoulder look with this bizarro swag-creep gait. The photo took the interwebz by storm, erupting into a full-fledged meme, and after almost three months since its inception, it's still living strong thanks to this here "Yolo Polo."
Beyonce performs final Barclays Center show of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr
And just like that, she's gone. As of last night, Beyonce officially closed out the U.S. leg of her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Sure, she still has Made In America Festival coming up Labor Day weekend, but as far as King Bey's solo performance extravaganza, last night was it for the star-spangled states. As with everything else the "Grown Woman" has a hand in, she had to close out her American run in a big way, and BOY, did she deliver. BK (as in Beyonce Knowles) didn't just give BK (as in Brooklyn) the debut live performance of "Bow Down." She also brought out a new stage ensemble AND *drumrolllll* her husband, Jay Z. AWWWwwwwww!
Miley Cyrus in her 2013 MTV Video Music Awards promo spot.
Next stop on the road to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards? Televised promo spots! And just to prove we're really not messing around, we're kicking them off with none other than grill-wearing, unicorn twerking Miley Cyrus. Miles is responsible for one of THE most buzzed about music videos of the year—"We Can't Stop"—so it's only right we rep the Best Pop Video nominee appropriately (and heavily). Miley's promo spot, if you didn't catch it air last night, features Billy Ray's little girl popping into a party in the subway tunnels below Brooklyn's Barclays Center, stepping in via an overhead manhole ladder (also, killer white Versace pumps). We caught up with Miley's long-time stylist, Simone Harouche, on the shoot to pick her brain about her underground BK party outfit-of-choice for the promo.
Brooklyn (also, WORLD), get ready! Kanye West is performing at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, helping break in Barclays Center for its very first major awards show. Yeezy joins KAWS and Lady Gaga for the history-making 30th VMAs to perform "Black Skinhead," making history of his own by officially tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances—come Sunday, August 25, Yeezus and Madge will be neck-and-neck with seven total. In honor of Ye's momentous return to the VMA stage and long history with the show, we took a look back at his previous performance outfits.
2004: CANDY PINK COLLEGE DROPOUT
Kanye West performs at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Kanye today is larger than life, but even Kanye circa 2004 had a big VMA debut, performing a medley of chart-toppers from College Dropout—"Jesus Walks," "All Falls Down," and "Through The Wire"— with legendary Chaka Khan. The MC reworked his signature look at the time, a pink polo with the collar popped, for the occasion, opting instead for a striped Pepto Bismol pink button-up, pink satin tie, a black velveteen suit, and a big ol' smile.
Beyonce performs at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn stop of her The Mrs. Carter Show Would Tour.
Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr
Oh, Beyonce! You know us so well. Sure, the New York dates are trailing off on the tail end of your Mrs. Carter Show world tour's U.S. leg, but you made it worth our wait. Not just by delivering SO. HARD. for two hours straight of hits complete with performative piano-top writhing AND flying across the Barclays Center (*shameless plug* home of the 2013 VMAs *brushes shoulders off*)like TinkerBey to your second stage, but ALSO because you gave us not one but TWO new performance outfits!
Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" style: then and now.
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Set your alarms, Beliebers! "Bieber O'Clock" strikes this Saturday, August 3 at 8 p.m. EST on MTV. Haven't heard of "Bieber O'Clock"? Welp, it's when MTV will start airing extra special, exclusive content from THE Justin Bieber himself leading up to the TV premiere of his throwback (OK, not that throwback; it was 2011) documentary, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. The film itself airs this Sunday at 8 p.m., but in preparation, we took a look back at the international pop superstar's steez from the movie and placed it side-by-side against looks from the past year to see how much (if anything) has changed since then. (Spoiler alert: a lot has *cough*tattoo sleeve*cough* but surprisingly, much as stayed the same.)