Did Kanye West and Giuseppe Zanotti collab on these sneakers?
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Welp, I guess it's about time we own up. We need to apologize, to you and to ourselves, for being selfish over here at MTV Style. Sure, we tune in to dude fashion news every now and then, but that happens almost exclusively when ogling is involved. If this latest Kanye West x Giuseppe Zanotti question is any indication of the kinds of things we miss by keeping tunnel vision locked on women's fashion, though, it's high time we start paying closer attention to the wonderful world of menswear. You see, somehow in all our excitement about this duo's collaborative lady shoes, we completely overlooked that these two might have/probably/MAYBE teamed up for some men's sneakers!
A still from A$AP Rocky's "Wild For The Night" music video.
Photo: RCA Records
As purveyors of all things that intersect music and style, a brand new A$AP Rocky music video is a major event right here at MTV Style Headquarters. It's not just because we all agree that dude is mad handsome with excellent bone structure and the kind of killer smile that only comes with warding off coffee for life, BUT ALSO because you can almost always be sure that a new video from this Harlem MC will yield a stacked lineup of ensembles and that it'll be BEGGING to be broken down look by look. "Wild For The Night" features Rocky and Skrillex (and A$AP Ferg, A$AP Yams, and even a little A$AP Lou moment) on location in the Dominican Republic. From the cameos to the exotic locale, the short doesn't disappoint in any department, especially not style. The video wardrobe runs the gamut from high fashion to streetwear (and in this case, a whole lot of a throwback collaboration that bridges them both). Thus, the little run-down we're kicking off right now. Peep all 7 (yes, 7!) looks PLUS A$AP Rocky's brand new music video for "Wild For The Night" featuring Skrillex after the jump!
Ciaté's Chalkboard Manicure.
There are bazillion things in this world we can think of that are better than nails on a chalkboard *shudders at just having to TYPE it*, but nothing quite directly offsets it like Ciaté's forthcoming Chalkboard Manicure. A product of the UK-based nail juggernaut, the Chalkboard Manicure is the latest of Ciaté's line of Wow Kits—a series of box sets including all the necessary elements you'll need to achieved highly-specialized, bonkers-looking styles like their caviar and colourfoil manicures.
For Nicki Minaj's latest display of "realness," she's rolled up to an undisclosed Pavilions in order to a pay a little visit to...herself! Nicki hit up the California supermarket to see her Elle magazine cover IRL. An occasion like this begs to be documented, and naturally, Miss Minaj not only snapped pictures of her grocery store expedition, she posted them to Twitter. Accompanied by the caption, "#SupermarketRealness #LeftmyHelmetOnRealness #vrrrrrooooommmm," the double-shot of Nicki showcases the MC's Elle makeunder preserved in plastic and her posing beside it in a cherry-and-florals motif motorcycle helmet. *holds a beat* Wait, what??
A$AP Rocky for "Interview" magazine.
Photo: Interview Magazine
We've known for a minute that A$AP Rocky and Alexander Wang are buds. They share similar tastes in fashion and music and bridge the two effortlessly every time they link up—whether that's by Rocky wearing Wang's threads for a magazine shoot, the two collaborating on a campaign video, or (our favorite) setting up a li'l video chat date. For their latest issue, Interview magazine didn't just swaddle the Harlem MC in high fashion for photographs (as he's proven to be so. good. at. doing.). Instead, they put him on the phone with Wang, sat back, and transcribed.
Ever since we were first blown away by their fashion-centric "Thrift Shop" music video (and track, let's be honest) late last year, we've kept our eyes squarely locked on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' every sartorial move. When they make it rain on the Jimmy Fallon studio audience with a box of second-hand clothes, we notice. When Mack guest edits for a sneaker blog, we write about it. And when the dudes show up to The Ellen DeGeneres Show bearing gifts, specifically a thrifted jean jacket with Ellen's bust painted on the back, we remember it forever. THUS, you can imagine our collective ish-flipping when, at the end of their SXSW interview with Canadian research oracle Nardwuar, the Seattle-based duo handed The Human Serviette his OWN bananas unreal custom jean jacket.
The one-two punch of these poppy Ellen and Nardwuar toppers was too much to ignore, so we made it our mission to track down their artist Derek Erdman. (Actually, we're dramatizing. It was a really easy Google because Macklemore already ID'ed him during the interview.) In keeping with Mack's M.O. of repping for The Emerald City, Erdman is a Seattle, Washingtonian (though he's moved there only recently by way of Chicago). A quick scan through his most recent paintings and we catapulted from casual fans to full-blown obsession, pouring over hilariously irreverent pieces like Phoebe Cats (a reimagining of Phoebe Cates's iconic Fast Times with CATS) and a LeBron James bench brought to life for the sole purpose of pissing off jilted Cleveland Cavaliers fans. We caught up with Derek Erdman (hot on the heels of a LOL-worthy Sub Pop Records scandal [kind of, but not really]) via a very glamorous email chain to chat about his art, working with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and other stuff like uniforms and sausage hands. ENJOY!
Rita Ora, Hayley Williams, Vanessa Hudgens, and Whitney Port wear their hair in raver pigtail buns.
Photo: Getty Images/Paper Magazine
All praise be to Rita Ora, Hayley Williams, Vanessa Hudgens and circa 2011 Whitney Port. This raver pigtail bun steez just might be the answer to all my summer hair woes. Maybe I'm too impatient. Maybe I'm not tonsorially dexterous. Maybe it's just my own bad luck, but MAN, trying to style my hair in the summer is a virtually impossible feat. Back me up if you feel me. You're hot, you sweat at the sight of a curling/flat iron, you're running around a bunch because your body's all hopped up on the vitamin D you were missing by hibernating all winter, and your hair. is. a. mess. Enter Raver Pigtail Buns™.
The RiFF RaFF collaboration t-shirt with NEFF may be totally sold out on KarmaLoop (where the partnered up piece enjoyed its run and exclusive limited edition release), but from the looks of this picture recently uploaded to the JODY HiGHROLLER's Instagram (and the PacSun Instagram with the confirmation assist!!!), this '80s-channeling NEFF graphic of the Mad Decent MC's mug will be getting another life on store shelves thanks to California-based retailer PacSun. Conveniently (more likely, strategically) in time for IRL Spring Break AND the nationwide theater release of the movie Spring Breakers.
Beyonce for H&M Summer 2013.
Photo: Courtesy of H&M
Holy mother of announcements. THE RUMORS WERE TRUE. Beyonce really was shooting a campaign for Swedish retail juggernaut H&M in the Bahamas earlier this year, and boyoyoyoy, does she look beautiful! Just in time for the onslaught of spring (come on, Mother Nature—New York is ready for it...) AND for the kick-off of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour come April 15, H&M will soon begin rolling out commercials, print ads, and outdoor billboards for the fashion house's summer campaign starring "Beyonce as Mrs. Carter in H&M."
Daniel Palillo also has a spiked hat to match those spiked leggings.
Photo: Fatal/Nasty Gal
Hey, guys. Remember those spiked leggings we found at Nasty Gal and threw up a flag about back in June of last year? Welp, they're sold out. They've been sold out for ages. If you didn't want them, you can either stop reading this and twiddle your fingers with the browser tab open OR exit. It's your call. If you DID want them and sadly weren't able to procure them OR if you snagged a pair and need an accessory to take the look to the next level, I have great news for you. The designer mastermind behind those OG spiked leggings, Daniel Palillo, has taken those fabric-covered spikes and put them on a HAT!