Remember how we were all, "ZOMG, is 2013 going to rep the most fashion-packed NBA Draft Day EVER??" and then we fell into an internet rabbithole, clicking through projected top picks' Instagram accounts and ogling their unexpectedly good taste? Welp, we watched last night and suffice it to say, we were up to our earlobes in way improved style decisions. (Granted, there was nothing quite LeBron man-floral or Wade Versace level that hit the stage last night, but we ARE talking about fresh-faced young guns essentially accepting offers to their very first jobs, after all.) We're not big on bragging here, but this time, we can't keep this one under wraps. We definitely called this. If you weren't able to catch it last night, there's a lot that you missed, and to us, it's significant enough to warrant a full style recap. Thus, we present you with our top 10 style moments from the 2013 NBA Draft. LEGGO!
NUMBER ONE STUNNA
Anthony Bennett at the 2013 NBA Draft.
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Name: Anthony Bennett
Picked by: Cleveland Cavaliers
Defying countless first-pick predictions, Canadian Anthony Bennett scored top honors as the Cleveland Cavaliers' (and the entire night's) very first brand new NBA draftee. For his pro league debut, Bennett shook commissioner David Stern's hand in a textured gray Eaden Myles suit with a peak lapel, doubled-up patterns on his shirt and reddish plaid tie, and a peek of pink from an expertly folded Alton Lane pocket square.
Blue Ivy wears a crown and mom Beyonce models tiny Tom Ford heels.
Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr
Bow down, b******! Looks like one-year-old Blue Ivy Carter is taking after her mom (that's Beyonce just in case you've been caught on a weird cultural lag) in more ways than just genetics. Bey posted a photo to Tumblr of Baby Blue wearing a little crown, and we can't help but notice how much it reminds us of the one Bey herself wears in that regal Mrs. Carter Show World Tour announcement video. Covered in rhinestones, pearls, velvet, and what looks like white faux fur, Princess Blue looks regal for sure, but headgear isn't the only thing this little girl is stunting in mommy's Tumblr snaps. Bey also posted a picture of a well-pedicured foot (presumably her own) rocking a teeny tiny pair of magenta Tom Ford baby heels!
VFiles' East Vs. West Collection.
Think your wardrobe needs some changes? Itching to cop the next new-new thing to maintain your flashy ways? The folks at content/clothing collective VFiles might have an answer for you in their East vs. West Collection. Yes, the same peeps behind the cheeky Bling Ring collection, Bikini Kill collaboration, and Tavi-supplemented X-Girl reboot have just rolled out another ingenious package of culturally relevant streetwear in this set of shirts and shorts.
One Direction and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the cover of 'Glamour' magazine.
Because a movie trailer full of rampant half-nudity isn't enough One Direction for one week, Glamour has just revealed that everyone's favorite Brit-Irish boy band is gracing the cover of their August music issue. Not only that, they're joined on the glossy front by drop-dead model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. As expected, the dudes' hair game is on lock. Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall, and Zayn all expertly toe the line between effortless bedhead and exceptional grooming while their mugs (which BTW are sporting some of the most endearingly dopey fanboy smiles we've ever seen) circle Rosie obliging head like some kind of magical dream ladyteen Christmas wreath.
A still from Duck Sauce's "It's You" music video.
Photo: Republic Records
The quack is back! DJ duo Duck Sauce has finally rolled out a new single in "It's You," two years after "Big Bad Wolf" and three after their immensely popular "Barbra Streisand," and it's (expectedly) a banger if we do say so ourselves. The track itself hase been in circulation for a few weeks now, but yesterday, Armand Van Helden, A-Trak and their team released the "It's You" music video. Which brings us to why we, purveyors of all things style, are talking about it: it's ALL. ABOUT. HAIR.
Would you wear Dimepiece's "Romeo Pant"?
Photo: Dimepiece LA
OK, a little clarification before we dive in. I'm not asking if you would wear an outfit comprised of a pair of pants and a cape. The question at hand here is: would you wear these pants which have a cape attached? This "Romeo Pant"—as they're called—is brought to life by MTV Style and celeb favorite Dimepiece. It's EXTREMELY rare that we come across something that L.A. designers Ashley Jones and Laura Fama produce that we're not immediately head-over-heels for at first sight, but maybe we just need a little convincing.
The 5 outfits Miley Cyrus has worn in the past 24 hours.
Photo: Getty Images/Miley Cyrus' Twitter/Jimmy Kimmel Live
Miley Cyrus can't stop. Changing her clothes, that is. Just in case you haven't been keeping a vigilant eye on the platinum pixied pop star's sartorial exploits, she's worn (so far) five different outfits in the past 24 hours. FIVE. And that's only counting what she's actually stepped out of doors wearing. If Miley's anything like us when we get ready, we'd probably have to multiply by ten to account for the outfits that were tried but ultimately ended up on the dressing room floor. How does someone manage to wear this many looks in such a short amount of time? We'll unpack it for you.
You can pick Nerlens Noel's 2013 NBA Draft Day suit.
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The Finals may be over, but there's still one last NBA event to look forward to this summer: 2013 Draft Day. The event kicks off THIS Thursday night in Barclays Center where pro-teams will take turns picking up young hopeful draft prospects. These draft candidates are mostly college students which means they don't necessarily have access to stylists like their professional counterparts. The focus on fashion this Draft Day is poised to be higher than ever, and with the bar leapfrogging from the previous years' style train wrecks to the high fashion example set by this year's Playoffs. One dude, however, has distinctly less pressure in the wardrobe department come Draft Day, and his name is Nerlens Noel.
This is it! The moment that LEGIONS of Directioners (ourselves included) have been waiting for. The full One Direction movie trailer for 1D: This Is Us is out now and ready for our repeated playback, screenshotting, and general ogling pleasure. The teaser clocks in at just over three minutes of rowdy boy action, a sneak peek at the dudes' new track "Best Song Ever," and ACCENTS. The guys' goofy antics are way reminiscent of *NSYNC in their prime and fully remind us why the whole "boy band" thing has been begging to come back, but rather than following in the carbon-copy clothes and well-choreographed footsteps of their boy band predecessors, 1D is the cheekier, slightly less regimented, INFINITELY better dressed iteration for present day. Their This Is Us trailer reflects all of the above accordingly, SO we're breaking down our top ten style moments from it for you. (And yes, that does mean we captured still images of Harry and Liam with their pants down.) Enjoy!
OLBLIGATORY GROUP SHOT
A still from One Direction's "1D: This Is Us" movie trailer.
Photo: TriStar Pictures Industries, Inc.
THIS is what sets One Direction apart as a next generation boy band. Gone are the days of matching shapeless jumpsuits. 1D reps experimenting with textures, color-coordinated layering, and pants that actually fit.
Rappers dropping fashion references in their lyrics is certainly no new thing, but as a species that thrives on the intersection of music and fashion, each new style name-drop-laden track is just as exciting as the last. The latest addition to this extra-special breed of song? Wiz Khalifa's "Old Chanel" which features Smoke DZA. The hook, as expected, reps the iconic Karl Lagerfeld helmed label (though we're not sure why Wiz didn't opt for "vintage" as opposed to "old"), but there are even more fashion shout-outs on this heavily vibing, head-bopping track. Peep our five favorite references which we illustrated below (and are perfect for Tumbling)!
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