would you wear this Cat Cape Kotatsu Blanker?
Photo: Courtesy of Japan Trend Shop
You'd think by now we'd be sartorially unshakable. Between Etsy eyelash jewelry and toilet paper roll rings on high fashion runways, you'd think we've seen it all. And then we stumble on something like this Cat Cape Kotatsu Blanket from Japan Trend Shop. I'll truncate it to "Cat Cape" when referring to it from here, but only for convenience, not because I'm positive it's a cape. By all of my previous understanding of what a cape is, this only kind of meets the mark. Where's the fastening at the neck? Why are there backpack straps? Why is she wearing it around the house (as opposed to say, flying through the air with superhuman strength)?
L-Boy in Odd Future's Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook.
Photo: Odd Future
Nothing makes me pine for spring (and summer!) harder than a short-sleeved button-up shirt covered in hot air balloons. Also, heart-shaped sunglasses, but those aren't actually part of the Odd Future collection. New England readers beware, you're in for some serious coast envy. The OFWGKTA hip-hop collective (which also maintains a rapidly growing streetwear line and shop based on Los Angeles' infamous Fairfax Avenue) has just released a brand spankin' new lookbook for the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The photo series stars Lionel, Lucas, and more of OF's closest friends modeling OF's newest togs, from this here balloon woven shirt to the classic cat-emblazoned designs (like this Trash Wang tee) that we've grown to know and love.
Justin Bieber's new "X" arm tattoo.
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Honestly, how many tattoos is Justin Bieber going to get? I know this is very "Kids these days!" and "Get off my lawn!" and *shakes balled-up fist at the sky*, but come on, man. As MTV Style's resident Bieber Stan and (self-proclaimed) expert, I feel like I'm throwing up alerts about Justin's new ink at least once a month. Actually, now that I'm looking back, I pretty much HAVE been writing about Bieber's tattoos once-a-month since last September (with the exception of November which was all about Harry Styles' new avian chest tatt). February officially ends tomorrow, but Bieber has just made me an honest woman (as far as my conjectures about my coverage of his body art, that is), eking one out before the month closes: a giant serif "X" on his forearm.
Kevin Durant for "Teen Vogue" and Russell Westbrook for "L'Uomo Vogue" magazines.
Photo: Teen Vogue/L'Uomo Vogue
Not only did Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook make waves on the court by leading their Oklahoma City Thunder team straight to the 2012 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, the dynamic duo made names for themselves as bonafide style stars by way of their head-turning post-game ensembles off the hardwood. Now, in this second month of 2013, KD and Russ are getting the Vogue treatment with shoots in Teen Vogue and L'Uomo Vogue, respectively.
There's an unmistakable new attitude toward fashion in the world of sports. No longer is having an interest in, let alone a flair for, style a fringy, sourly regarded thing. Athletes are embracing fashion, and the fashion world, in turn, is reciprocating. In no sport is that more wide-spread at the moment than basketball, and with the season inching closer and closer to the NBA Playoffs (kicking off in a little over a month), editorial outlets are picking up steam on their hoops coverage, shining style spotlights on the league's best and brightest.
A$AP Rocky for Mr Porter.
Photo: Mr Porter/Bruno Staub
We're intimately aware of Mr Porter's knack for creating swoon-worthy, productivity-annihilating dude-fashion editorials, but this latest shoot with A$AP Rocky really takes the cake. The world already knows that Rocky is a pretty mother...y'know as are SO many of Mr Porter's other subjects (see Paul Wesley, Douglas Booth, and Matthew Gray Gubler for further proof), but the Harlem-native's shoot is a welcome change of pace for the men's style destination. Where most Mr Porter subjects skew kind of conservative — crewneck cable knits, classic chinos, nautical stripes — Rocky embraces trends, adopts them early, and wears them devastatingly well.
Justin Bieber wears a gas mask while shopping at ACNE in London.
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Style universe, help us give up a rousing welcome to the newest celebrity accessory trend and every paparazzo's biggest nightmare: full-face masks. On his recent trip to London, Justin Bieber joined the ranks of fellow face-shielders Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and Tyler, The Creator with this here black GAS MASK he wore to go shopping at ACNE. Taking the murdered out all-black-everything look to the extreme, Biebsy rolled up to the Swedish label's London boutique wearing (toe to top) patent leather dress shoes, slim fit leather pants, a black tank top, a zip-up minimalist leather jacket, and was accessorized with the aforementioned full-face respirator, a black Brooklyn Nets snapback, and his go-to Jesus piece.
Whichever way you cut it, Jennifer Lawrence is a winner. Whether we're speaking in traditional terms about her 2013 Oscars Best Actress in a Leading Role statuette, about her endearingly colorful press room commentary after falling on stage, or even her fit-for-a-princess Dior Haute Couture gown, J.Law has won over our hearts by being simultaneously talented beyond her years, drop-dead gorgeous, and charmingly affable. We could go on for days about all the reasons we love the spunky beauty, but being that fashion is our primary domain, we're laser-focusing on that. More specifically, we're taking a long, hard look back on Jennifer's exemplary red carpet fashion throughout this 2013 winter awards season. LEGGO!
Jennifer Lawrence has been a winner on and off the red carpet all 2013 awards season.
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Jennifer was breath-taking and regal at the 2013 Oscars in this ballerina pink Dior Haute Couture gown. The large trumpeted skirt may have been to blame for her little spill, but J.Law handled that little mishap with grace and still looked beautiful and poised for press room questions. Just the day before, Lawrence took a break from her red carpet Dior (she is the newest face of Miss Dior handbags, after all), accepting her Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook in striking angular Lanvin.
Emmanuel Riva may have snagged Best Actress honors at the 2013 British Academy Film Awards, but Jennifer found a winner (color) in this gem-laden baby pink Dior Haute Couture. Lawrence almost didn't show to the 2013 SAG Awards thanks (or rather, no thanks) to a bout with pneumonia, so you can imagine the gasps of approval from the MTV Style frontlines when she not only showed up but totally turned it out in navy, strapless Dior Haute Couture with a bold red lip and flawless side-swept waves. AND won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Preach.
Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Solange Knowles attend the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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It's not just the Oscars ceremony itself that draws hoards of well-heeled starlets, ladies turn it out for the parties during and after the show, too. One of the biggest, most anticipated annual Oscar parties is Vanity Fair's which often boasts a stacked Young Hollywood guest list CHOCK full of shimmering, glittering, pretty young thangs. Last night's Vanity Fair Oscar Party was certainly no exception as a major trend for party-goers was dresses that shone and glinted in the light.
Michelle Obama presents Best Picture to "Argo" at 2013 Oscars.
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There were a lot of surprises at tonight's 2013 Oscars, but our favorite has to have been the reveal of Michelle Obama presenting the award for "Best Picture" to Argo. A grinning and bow tied Jack Nicholson introduced his special presenting guest: Madame FLOTUS who appeared via satellite video from the White House. Breaking away from the White House Oscar party, Michelle twirled toward camera wearing a STUNNING Naeem Khan gown covered in zillions of silver beads that glittered in the camera lights.
Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams, Halle Berry, Bjork, and Gwyneth Paltrow wore memorable Oscars dresses.
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We're not sure if you could tell from the QUADRILLION movie fashion articles we've been churning out for the past few weeks, but we are suffering from MAJOR Oscars fever here at MTV Style. With the 2013 Academy Awards RIGHT around the corner (this Sunday, y'all!) our anticipation of all the history-making red carpet togs is reaching inexplicable heights. We are SO sugar high crazy off the waiting, guys. Or our anxious snack-consuming disease... I DIGRESS. Because the Oscars put the final glamorous cap on the winter awards season, Hollywood's best and brightest save their most show-stopping sartorial numbers for this event, and the results are truly dazzling. To quench our thirst for Oscars fashion, we took a look back — from Angelina Jolie's black velvet Versace Atelier last year (#neverforget Angie's Right Leg) to Michelle Williams in stunning yellow Vera Wang for the 2006 show, from Halle Berry's risky but drop-dead sheer bodiced 2002 Elie Saab to Bjork's infamous Marjan Pejoski swan dress to the unforgettable image Gwyneth Paltrow in baby pink Ralph Lauren way back in 1999, and everything in between — and put the most memorable red carpet ensembles from the past 20 years together in a pretty little photo gallery for you to click through endlessly. That is, until the action starts THIS YEAR with our 2013 Oscars red carpet fashion live blog. Enjoy!
+ MEMORABLE OSCARS RED CARPET FASHION PHOTOS
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