Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and Tina Knowles are a leather-loving clique.
Photo: Courtesy of @baddiebey's Instagram
Ain't nobody f****** with Beyonce's clique. King Bey posted this Instagram of her posing with her Destiny's Child ladies Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, her mom Tina Knowles, and her cousin Angela Beyincé yesterday with the caption "#myclique." Not only do we love this because images of lady boss posses are hard for us to ignore, but we also need to point out that every woman in this photo is wearing black leather in one iteration or another.
In all our tracking of Beyonce's journey to her Super Bowl halftime performance, we've chronicled just about every drop of fashion-juice we could squeeze from this thing. From early predictions of her stage ensemble to deets on her backup dancers' gold manicures in pre-recorded holographic backdrops and just about every little rehearsal style moment in between. Everything except these amazeballs, geometric print leggings. That's because (much like Bey's world tour ticket pre-sale) they're selling out everywhere!!
Studio Roosegaarde's Intimacy dress.
Photo: Studio Roosegaarde
Transparency takes a double meaning thanks to Daan Roosegaarde, founder of Studio Roosegaarde, and this "Intimacy Dress." The Netherlands-based designer's newest project is a range of high-tech dresses that become CLEAR based on your emotions, namely when you get excited. If you're anything like us, you're probably wondering, "WHY would I ever want to be (essentially) naked whenever I get a little exc—," and then it hits you. Maybe. Still not getting it? Maybe the headline that directed our attention to the dress, courtesy of our friends at Mashable, can help: "This Dress Turns Clear When You're Turned On." Yep. That kind of excited.
Models hang out and relax in Bernard Smith's Modellounge.
Photo: Courtesy of Modellounge X Microsoft
Is it too early in the week to play a little word association? *pauses for response* Am I still going to try it even if you object because I can't actually hear you over the whirr of my desktop computer? YUP! *prepares to shove ice-breaker game down readers' throats* What do you picture when you think of models off-duty? Is it street style shots of loping gazelles of women walking expertly on stiletto Louboutins across cobble stone streets? Seemingly impossible cheekbones hovering over effortless high fashion ensembles? While that's still all pretty true, there's a totally other side that we don't typically get to see — models just being regular girls, hanging out, practicing their walks, and playing video games and stuff — and there's actually a place in NYC where all that off-off duty action goes down: Modellounge X Microsoft.
Demi Lovato on the cover of British "Cosmo On Campus."
Photo: Marc Hom/Cosmopolitan
Our deep love for Demi Lovato is not a thing we keep secret around here at MTV Style. From her killer pipes to her arguable Topshop addiction to her airtight beauty game, Demi hits all of our favorite intersections of music and style. That's why, even though we're pretty sure this cover snap for the Spring Term 2013 issue of British Cosmo On Campus is recycled from Lovato's American Cosmopolitan cover shoot with Marc Hom, we're STILL bananas excited for it. I mean, look at this girl! The windblown loose ringlets? The sweet, underwire dress with a natural waist? The GLOWING bronzed skin that is starkly reminding us of our severe Vitamin D deficiency? She's a goddess.
Quvenzhané Wallis says puppy purses are "her signature."
Photo: Getty Images
This year's littlest Oscars Best Actress nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, initially captured our hearts in the riveting indie Beasts of the Southern Wild, and as we've soldiered on through awards season, she's caught our eye as a rising style star. Her red carpet steez strays infrequently from her go-to cocktail frock + shiny flats + curls, but one style element that's definitely a constant in her public appearance outfits is: a plushy puppy purse! During a recent stint on The Ellen Show, Quvenzhané revealed to DeGeneres that she has "about 20" different puppy purses, and confirmed that she will be toting one at this month's Academy Awards. "Yes, of course," she told Ellen, "That's my signature! I've had this since Utah." Utah! She's referring, of course, to last year's Sundance Film Festival when and where Beasts premiered.
We've known this day, the one wherein Florence Welch finally shares a bit of her incomparable style savvy with the public by way of some sort of personally unique design venture, was a long time coming. From her Karl Lagerfeld muse status to her Gucci-heavy tour ensembles, we've been clawing for even the smallest morsel of Flo's fashion expertise and impeccable personal style to somehow be imparted unto us. Thanks to the brand new jewelry collection (reportedly inspired by her Ceremonials album) that just hit her Flotique, we juuuust might have a chance to absorb a bit of Flo's style prowess via osmosis through the rose gold and rhodium.
As if Beyonce didn't give us enough to talk about with her leveling Super Bowl halftime performance last night (complete with a Destiny's Child reunion!), King Bey has revealed that come April, she'll be kicking off her The Mrs. Carter Show world tour. The divine Miss Bey will be hitting up major cities across Europe and the United States this spring and summer, spreading the love unleashed unto the New Orleans Superdome all along the way. How exactly did Beyonce lay the big news on us? A King Bey-themed promotional package wherein she is DRIPPING in Thierry Mugler Haute Couture, gold, and the richest cobalt blue. She released a TV spot for the UK, giving us the opportunity to see the look in motion. Though she only really wears one outfit, there's SO much going on here, we're taking it upon ourselves to break it down for you.
White-gloved handmaids lace King Bey up in a glittering gold Thierry Mugler Haute Couture SS 1997 corset that girl looks positively sewn into. The piece is exciting to us not just because it's encrusted with multi-colored gems and dangling with chandelier-esque resplendence but ALSO because the striking exaggerated silhouettes of Thierry Mugler will forever remind us of the French designer's boss lady Sasha Fierce creations for Bey's I Am...World Tour. Will Mugler be dressing Mrs. Carter for the 2013 tour? We sure hope so.
Beyonce performs for the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Photo: Getty Images
Ho. Ly. Mackerel. Talk about "Lose My BREATH." The Super Bowl XLVII game may have reached a teeth-grinding halt with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 just before a POWER OUTAGE (whatttt??), but the break was probably for the best since Beyonce's epic halftime performance and the HIGHLY anticipated Destiny's Child reunion which just unfolded in the New Orleans Superdome STILL has us totally floored, not exactly ready to dive back into all the sportsball just yet. Had the Harbaugh brothers entered onto the field on a tandem bike and we actually followed through on that epic snack stadium, we might have had a few more things to keep ourselves occupied while waiting for the Beyonce show to start. Instead, we were white-knuckled counting down the two hours before FINALLY getting to see the Rubin Singer creations worn by Bey and her DC girls Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Unless you've been living under a Beyonce-proof rock, you know the 47th Super Bowl is this Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers (and their Harbaugh brother coaches) will go head-to-head for the coveted NFL championship game in New Orleans this weekend. The ad world's best and brightest commercials will premiere, hundreds of pounds of pizza and buffalo wings will be consumed, and we will be chronicling The Great King Bey's every sartorial move from her halftime performance on these here blog pages. Right now, though, we want to discuss what you (yes, YOU) will be wearing on Super Bowl Sunday.
If you're anything like us, you're probably mostly (okay, only) tuning in for what is affectionately being called "the Beyonce concert." You're into the idea of looking event-festive, but the mesh that jersey pennies are made of kinda gives you hives (from anxiety, not allergies). On the other hand, we can't all be Katy Perry. Thus, we've rounded up some sporty shirts that don't totally suck, so you can have a little low-maintenance football spirit on game day. Enjoy!
Sporty shirts that don't suck for when you reluctantly watch the Super Bowl this Sunday.
+ Lazy Oaf Exclusive Football T-Shirt: ASOS ($66.65)
+ Number 86 Tee: Topshop ($40.00)