The Snooki Couture Valentine's Day jewelry from her Daily Glam collection.
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Valentine's Day is right around the corner (just two days away!), and while it's a little late for us to be helping you out with the gifting portion of this holiday (hint: none of these), we can offer a little advice in the way of what to wear. Or rather, Snooki can. As part of the Daily Glam collection of her Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi accessories line, the Princess of Poughkeepsie included heart and kissy lip-shaped, rhinestone covered baubles that are perfect for this week's lovey dovey holiday.
J.Crew Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation.
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Virtually no one has taken the mixed print trend and run with it farther than J.Crew. Come at me with a competitor — I dare you. The Jenna Lyons/Mickey Drexler one-two sartorial punch has been wielding the pattern-heavy steez for season after season after season, and this morning's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation was no exception. With this collection, the brand is pushing their arsenal of prints, building on top of their go-to preppy brocade, houndstooth, and ditsy floral, adding nods to Moroccan zillij tiling, Turkish kilim rugs, and not shying away from the occasional animal print. The interesting part about this season, though, is that, with patterns being the new normal, J.Crew has seized this opportunity to make statements with solids. So much activity piled together begs for a moment of simplicity. Enter neon orange trousers. Or an over-sized clutch. Or a baby pink cable knit. Or classic point-toe pumps. Or...you get the idea.
Looks from Mark McNairy's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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If there's one collection that we consistently want to raid every New York Fashion Week, it's that of the designer godsend Mark McNairy. Hands down. Every season. His knack for refreshing wardrobe stand-bys like t-shirts, chinos, and oxfords (the namesake shirts AND shoes) is incredible. His ability to create pieces that are timeless and true to the McNasty spirit while also pumping out collections that look and feel new every single time is uncanny. We like to think that McNairy does this all with such unwavering success because he is built with a superhuman ability that allows him to pull unabashedly from a wealth of influences, sift it all through his distinct personality and filter of wit, then translate those nuggets of so many nebulous inspirations into one eclectic yet cohesive collection season after season after season.
A$AP Rocky closes the Hood By Air Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
We can't say that we explicitly knew that A$AP Rocky was going to be walking in yesterday's Hood By Air New York Fashion Week show, but we definitely had a feeling he'd be there in some major capacity. Rocky reps HBA in a very serious, born-from-blood type of way, from name-checking the label in lyrics — "Hood By Air, man, I started that" — to pilfering the brand's closet for nearly his entire "Long.Live.A$AP" music video wardrobe to creating the runway soundtrack for last season's Spring 2013 Hood By Air fashion show. Dat PMF made his allegiance and unequivocal support of HBA and the line's designer, Shayne Oliver, unmistakably clear by making an unannounced guest appearance, emerging from a cloud of dry ice fog to close out the Fall 2013 show.
Hot off his Saturday Night Live hosting stint, Justin Bieber kicked off (or at least attempted to) a live stream Sunday night to "play some new music and answer questions." (The jury's out on whether the "Grammys counter-programming" was motivated by Bieber's snub.) Unfortunately for everyone clamoring desperately to tune in, Ustream crashed at the weight of all that Belieber traffic.
Even though the group video chat didn't end up coming through, Biebsy still uploaded a video of himself revealing a brand new unfinished track called "You Want Me." The best part? Bieber's wardrobe for the video: a Brooklyn Nets cap and... basically nothing else.
Beyonce for Vogue.
FINALLY. It's here! Beyonce's official Vogue cover is finally HERE. We know it was hardly an entire weekend that we had to wait for this since the Givenchy-clad images of Bey on the Power Issue first leaked, but compared to the break-neck Beyonce Update time we'd grown accustomed to over the weeks flanking her Super Bowl halftime performance (a hotly buzzed about Inauguration national anthem, more images from GQ, rapid-fire rehearsal photos, a new fragrance campaign, and a gigantic world tour announcement), holding this over our heads for more than 24 hours KILLED. Thankfully, though, Vogue has quelled our maddening anticipation with the release of not only Queen (or King, if you prefer) Bey's cover but her seriously drop-dead spread.
Frank Ocean and Richie Tenenbaum.
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Umm. Is it just us or is Frank Ocean's 2013 Grammys performance look tooootally channeling Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson)? Not to, like, completely debase Ocean's earnest live rendition of "Forrest Gump," but we couldn't help but see the resemblance to the brooding Wes Anderson character. This might also be because The Royal Tenenbaums are often at the forefront of our minds when refering to Frank because of his Instagram handle: francistenenbaum. Either way, seeing the two looks side-by-side really hammers the point home. Between the nautical striped sweatband and the light-colored suit (though, Ocean opts for a pastel yellow over Richie's tawny camel), the likeness is unmistakable, AMIRITE??
Remember how CBS issued that wardrobe advisory for the 2013 Grammys? Their short blurb of arguably clunky language stumbled over chuckle-worthy dress code edicts like, "Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack," and "Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples," and quite possibly our personal favorite, "Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure." WOWOWOW. *shudders, dry heaves* We're still not totally sure what "puffy" skin is a euphemism for, but there was probably a star on the Grammys red carpet that bunked it since SO many ladies and gents (ex: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kelly Rowland, deadmau5 just to rattle off a few) knowingly broke the rules. Need a more in-depth breakdown? We can do that for you. LEGGO!
RIHANNA'S SHEER DRESS
Rihanna wears a sheer dress against the 2013 Grammys wardrobe advisory.
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Rihanna just finished another performance and wore a severely cropped top that we're sure jump-started so many crossed fingers and toes for a wardrobe malfunction, but it's RiRi's red custom Alaia that first landed her on the dress code offenders list. While beautiful, the one-off gown directly conflicts with the, "Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples," note. We're sure the self-proclaimed bad gal would have one response to that: #phuckyodresscode.
Beyonce and Jay-Z at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
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In a stark contrast to her Super Bowl halftime show outfit, Beyonce stood out on the 2013 Grammys red carpet by being covered up. Bey's been on a black-and-white ensemble kick recently from her striped rehearsal onesie to her hotly coveted geometric jacquard leggings, but her most major grayscale moment of late HAS to be her leaked Vogue magazine cover wherein King Bey is rocking minimalist retro makeup and a crisp asymmetrical Givenchy look. Bey carries over the stark black-and-white steez over to Grammy night with this Osman Yousefzada short-sleeved pantsuit. While many other ladies were busy raising eyebrows and breaking dress code, Bey strictly adhered and still looked certifiably bananas. She kept her beauty subdued with an austere center-parted pony and bright red lips. Mod AND modest. The best part? She and her No. 1 boo-slice, hubby Jay-Z are MATCHING in the classic colorway. (Also maybe repping the Brooklyn Nets?) Oh Mrs. Carter, you make our hearts sing.
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Looks from Herve Leger's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Typically when we think of Herve Leger, we think of curve-hugging evening wear for all your saucy cocktail needs. While that may forever be the case for the major fashion label's Spring/Summer collections from here to kingdom come, the Fall/Winter offerings of late have been delightfully surprising for the Max Azria-helmed line. The leather harnesses that made their debut on the French label's Fall/Winter 2012 runway were carried over slight for the subsequent season, but now that the designs have come the full 360 to colder weather, the waist-defining leather work makes a roaring comeback for Fall/Winter 2013. Instead of adorning flowing Grecian-inspired gowns or flippy fringed flapper dresses, this season, the harnesses sit on top of clingy, long-sleeved dresses in solid black, hunter green, and oxblood or symmetrical, digitally-rendered animal prints. There's a tinge of '90s bad girl to everything — from dresses worn over pants (in the same pattern!) to belly-baring crop tops to the solid baseball caps every girl sported down the catwalk.