Sure, the Oscars at the beginning of the month brought an end to traditional awards season, but Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards usher in the 2014 spring/summer season—one marked by shorts and miniskirts, bright colors, and beachy waves. The temperatures might still be lurking in the high 40s on the northern east coast, but the PYTs on the KCAs orange carpet are helping us get inspired for warmer weather.
ARIANA GRANDE IN AIISHA RAMADAN
Ariana Grande at the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards.Photo: Getty Images
Nick girl Ariana Grande paid homage to the network with a little orange shift dress. Rather than exactly matching the carpet (and the awards blimps!), the latter half of "Sam & Cat" opted for a lighter tangerine. Her dress wasn't the only part of her outfit repping for Nickelodeon: Her quilted Chanel purse, which she tweeted a closer picture of, was customized with iconic Nick cartoon characters from Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Catdog, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.
A scene from B*A*P*S.
Photo: New Line Cinema
If you've never seen B*A*P*S, do yourself a favor and get acquainted with it right now. I know it has an abyssmal 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but when was the last time you saw Halle Berry dance like that??? (Yes, that's Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry in the above orange latex jumpsuit.) Ambling plot lines and whatever/meh dialogue notwithstanding, the costume design in this movie is exemplary and 100% resonates with present-day trends. Gobs of gold, denim on denim, crop tops, and so much more. (Fun Fact: Ruth E. Carter, the B*A*P*S costume designer, is also responsible for the wardrobe in Do The Right Thing, Amistad, Love & Basketball, and a slew of other beloved films.) Thus, we're THAT much more stoked to celebrate B*A*P*S' anniversary (the film came out on this day in 1997). In honor of the film's 17th birthday, we're presenting you with a TON of GIFs to relive the movie's ATL-to-Beverly Hills style over and over (and over and over).
MEMES ON CLOTHES. BRILLIANT.
Photos: The M.O.C. Brand
Memes: You know 'em, you love 'em, and now, thanks to the M.O.C. Brand, you can wear a bunch of them on your chest (or head, if you so choose). The Memes on Clothes Brand has a straightforward proposition—put memes on clothes—but they execute it in such a simple, beautiful way. Also, they operate with lightning quickness, much like the speed of internet memes themselves. We cover these dudes' work a ton, but finally sat them down to chat about their brand's origin story and try and put more of a face to the dudes behind the GENIUS Drake Yolo Polo. Peep the conversation after the jump!
All Photos: Paramount Pictures/All GIFs: MTV/Jenny Shafei
It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since the initial release of Mean Girls. Thanks to its impeccable cast, positive message, and a script drenched with quotables, the Tina Fey-penned film has transcended past its "teen comedy" genre label and become a modern movie classic. Everyone loves Mean Girls. It's just a fact.
In honor of its anniversary, MTV is airing the film on Sunday (March 23) at 8 p.m. ET/PT, PLUS never-before-seen-on-TV DVD extras, featurettes, behind-the-scenes moments and more! And to pump you up for the celebratory airing, we've rounded up 28 super-fetch GIFs of our favorite style moments and quotes from the movie. Enjoy!
Missy Elliot's "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" music video.
Photo: Atlantic Records/GIF: MTV/Jenny Shafei
Hear that? It's the sound of you singing "I CAN'T STAND THE RAIN" to yourself over and over for the rest of the day. Why? Because I'm dropping another #TBT on you, and Missy Elliott's "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" is the proud owner of an Ann Peebles-sampled hook that just won't quit. Today is the first day of spring (vernal equinox for all my science folk) which, for those of us on the East Coast, means a lot of rain in our near future. Thus, the song selection. (Well, that, and Broad City briefly spoofed it last night.) Now, without further ado, I'm breaking down the FASHUN from this iconic Missy x Hype Williams joint in this week's #TBT.
Hood By Air's Dunce Movie LS tee.
Have you seen this thing? Not the Hood By Air shirt specifically, but the photo printed on it. It's someone's
awkward AMAZING childhood photo that surfaced on Reddit a year ago. If you haven't seen the full-size original, go to here to witness the platinum grown-out bowl cut, the dainty eyelet-covered sundress, and that bewildered/pissed expression in its full glory. It's that hilarious face that really propelled this photo to virality, also sparking reiterations with meme phrases like "BOOTY HAD ME LIKE" etc. etc. It's only right that it would end up on a shirt, but it's INCREDIBLE that HBA and Shayne Oliver were the ones to take it on.
Clockwise from top left: Iggy Azalea, the 1975, Jack Antonoff, and Wild Cub at the 2014 Woodies.
The 2014 Woodie Awards are mere HOURS away. Who will win the Cover Woodie? What will Iggy Azalea's modified yellow Cher Horowitz suit look like in motion? We'll have answers to these and more important questions soon. We might not want to wait, but the fact is: We have no choice. So to bide time until the big show at 8 p.m. EST tonight, peep our backstage interviews with this year's Woodies performers. You'll hear Iggy talk about never wearing pants onstage and what she does when clothes mysteriously appear in her suitcases, the 1975 reveal the brands and stores that contribute to their "black and expensive" wardrobe, and which Woodies performer describes his personal style as "a nine-year-old who was allowed to dress themself [sic] for the first time." Enjoy!
A still from Le1f's 'Letterman' performance.
Photo: Late Show With David Letterman
You GUYS. Le1f made his national television debut last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, and we could NOT be more excited about it! The NY-based Greedhead MC performed his horn-speckled "Wut" track—a year-round banger in these parts of the interwebs—with gobs of choreography, a dancer on either side, and a backup band boasting Blood Orange/Dev Hynes. MAJOR. Oh, and also, he did it all in a full Hood by Air ensemble courtesy of Shayne Oliver himself. *brushes shoulders off*