Unless you live in a vacuum bubble that seals off contact to all things nostalgic and AWESOME, you've probably heard that TLC IS REUNITING. And not only that, reportedly, T-Boz and Chilli are linking back up with the late great Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes via digital projections of precious archival performance footage (no Tupac hologram, guys) for a full-fledged reunion TOUR. One of the most iconic and prolific girl groups of the '90s will reassemble this July at VH1's Mixtape Festival, and we CAN'T. WAIT. In fact, we're so on the edge of our seats about this that we're already picking out what outfits we'll wear to the show—inspired by the ladies themselves, of course. Check 'em out below, and no, they don't include this No Scrubs tee or this votive candle. We don't remove those from the shrine.
A TLC reunion tour is a definite cause to go a little "crazy."
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This is not to say that overalls are "crazy." On quite the contrary, we LOVE THEM. But pairing these acid wash overalls ($155.00) with a banana print crop top ($37.41), printed multi-color sneaker wedges ($88.00), and tying a seriously VIBRANT orange layering crewneck ($36.11) around your waist? That veers you right into crazytown. (No, erm, not that Crazy Town.) Top it all off with a pair of oil slick lensed Jeepers Peepers ($29.93), two raver pigtail buns, and maybe a condom or three attached to your ensemble, and you're "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"-extra ready!
Beyonce on stage during The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
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The more affordable tickets for the North American leg of Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour are long gone, but, and maybe this is a totally off-base suggestion, there are actually a few VIP packages still available. If you're anything like me, you probably COMPLETELY ruled out those tickets, and understandably so. I mean, several hundred bucks is no small price to pay for one night, even if it's with Beyonce. Plus, it's a lot harder to get a group of friends together when everyone is paying sooooo much. It's a situation that seems so out-of-the-question that you probably didn't even open up those VIP package descriptions (even with their fun names like "Upgrade U" and "We Like To Party"). Welp, we did. And what we found was surprising.
Okay, so the collision of music and fashion is anything but rare (if it were, I'm pretty sure MTV Style wouldn't exist or would at least update waaaaay less), but a three-pronged clash of music, fashion, and SPORTS?? File that unicorn of a situation under #veryrare. Enter A$AP Rocky starring and rhyming in a brand new commercial for adidas Basketball's Crazyquick sneakers—a unique moment in time which hits every vertical of the aforementioned anomaly. But he's not the only star—the campaign short also features three of the best and brightest point guards the youngest generation of NBA players has to offer: the Wizards' John Wall, the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, and the Sixers' Jrue Holiday.
Let A$AP Rocky be irrefutable proof that repping hard for designers you believe in has major perks. Back in January, Rocky posted an Instagram of himself wearing a KTZ tunic hoodie on the streets of London. It was a major statement look, but one Pretty Flacko, always the risk-taker, totally pulled off and with unabashed enthusiasm. Welp, showing that love has worked in the dude's favor, as the UK-based design duo has supplied Rocky with a custom, personalized jumpsuit/sweatsuit situation performance outfit for Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour.
H&M has it right. When it comes to Beyonce, you can never get enough. That's why, on TOP of putting King Bey front and center as the face of their 2013 summer collection, they're not holding back on all their exclusive Mrs. Carter images and footage. Less than a week after releasing their official Bey-fronted campaign video, the Swedish multinational retailer has just dropped an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the campaign shoot!
Rita Ora at Elle Magazine's Women In Music celebration.
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Aside from the one-two punch of her being arguably one of THE most adorable girls on the planet and having a seriously killer set of pipes, we here at MTV Style are head-over-heels for Rita Ora because along with all of that, she, too, shares our deep appreciation for FASHUN and the unique ways it intersects with music. One of these such junctions is Elle magazine's annual Women In Music issue and is a cross section at which Rita sits at the epicenter. Miss Ora fronts the May 2013 issue alongside fellow lady artists Adele and Alicia Keys, but of the three cover girls, Rita is the only one to have also performed at the mag's celebratory Women In Music event in New York City, April 10th. Martha Wainwright and Kelly Rowland also took the stage that night, but Rita stood out amongst this set, too, having been the only act to switch up her look explicitly for her performance. In a great fashion Easter egg moment, we were lucky enough to carve out a little chat time with Rita and Jason Rembert, her long-time stylist and the man behind her Elle Women In Music red carpet and stage looks.
From finding the perfect dress to making sure you're prepared for any beauty emergency, we've been hooking you up with vital information to help your prom experience go as smoothly as possible (and maybe indulging in a few prom fantasy scenarios of our own, but who's counting, OK??). One aspect of prom that's sure to catalyze a wave of eye-rolls is the infamous PROM POSE. Its origins are uncertain, but its been plaguing photographic history for far. too. long. Here at MTV Style, we'd like to make way for the prom photobomb and have compiled a list of several varied tactics that you can mix and match throughout the special night.
THE "LOOK, MA!"
Kelly Clarkson photobombs Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres.
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The first key to a great photobomb is recognizing the opportunity. Most of the time, it's pure luck, but since everyone at prom will be saddling up, taking group and couple shots, and trying to preserve the moment, you'll have a lot of chances to score a good one. Here, Kelly Clarkson expertly executes a classic—the "Look, Ma!"—peeking over with an open-mouthed smile and emphatic pointed finger while Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres suspect nothing.
Beyonce wears Alon Livne on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
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Just when you think you can't get any more excited about Beyonce's headline-making wardrobe The Mrs. Carter Show tour wardrobe, she goes and uploads a bajillion unseen designer sketches of her impossibly high fashion performance outfits. It's enough to make any Bey Stan and/or fashion nerd's head spin! *selects answer D: all of the above* Posted alongside brand new concert snaps, Mrs. Hov unveils a slew of inspired mock-up drawings, from the vibrant red Alon Livne gown with waist-high slits (which BTW gives us grown-up vibes of the orange mini Bey wore for her wind machine dance in the "Crazy In Love" music video) to her SECOND gold nipple outfit of the tour courtesy of Ralph & Russo.
Beyonce Stan Swag that'll have the b****** bowing down.
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All the ladies, if you feel me, help me sing it ouuuuuut. Everyone is a Beyonce fan, right? If Kate McKinnon as Ann Romney on SNL's Weekend Update says it, that means it's true, right? Well, as you probably already know, King Bey has just kicked off her several month-long The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. We're girding our loins for when the show finally touches down in NYC via Barclays Center (a.k.a. her hubby Hov's house), but that's not until August. *WAHHHHHH* In the meantime, we're stocking up on all the coolest Stan Swag (that can be read as a permutation of "super-fan" or *achem* this Stan) the Beyhive has to offer while we count down to showtime.
Soooo this happened. "This" being the above image wherein Mr. Justin Bieber, the internationally super-famous pop star, is posing for an Instagram selfie wearing a black ski mask embroidered with Chanel's iconic interlocking C logo. (We'll note that he's also wearing a band jacket which simultaneously reminds us of modern matador Macklemore, 1980s Michael Jackson, and yuletide Biebs himself, but let's keep focus on the mask for now.) From front row at Paris Fashion Week courtesy of Kanye West to a prominent feature in Opening Ceremony's Spring Breakers lookbook, ski masks, for whatever reason, are majorly trending, and it looks as though J.Biebs will not be left in the robber-chic dust.