Vivian Girls

The Vivian Girls in "Weird Vibes."
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One of our favorite new MTV web series has debuted, and it's headed up by the super-cool music junkie Shirley Braha at MTV Hive. "Weird Vibes", explains Shirley, is "an indie music video show. With indie artists. And music videos. And fun will be had."

Here’s a little secret: Indie songstresses have some of THEE best style around. Hands-down. We freak out at Coachella, fawn over Pitchfork, and get giddy at Lollapalooza because these ladies don’t have stylists, they have weird vibes. Here’s what we learned in the first show.


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Sarah Silverman at August's InStyle Party, Taylor Momsen at Lollapalooza, and Emily Browning at this summer's amfAR Inspiration Gala Paris.
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Smart move for those who miss their equestrian or over-the-knee boots in the summer: Instead of going with leather or wool, embrace your inner schoolgirl and let your hosiery creep past your knee...BUT NO MORE. Yes, ladies, we are discussing the thigh-high sock, that welcome-to-fall trend that stands in for a boot/structured shoe/nylons but is cheekier than all three. And in preparation for fall, ladies on the carpet rouge have started busting out their thigh highs, staying summer (upper thigh exposed = ventilation and cooling, plus an addition of sheer as opposed to seasonally unfriendly wool) while hinting at the coming season (knee-high sock = collegiate/incoming autumn look). And each of our trendsetters has taken their own approach, demonstrating that knee-highs do not always communicate the same thing. Except, you know, your knees are covered but your thighs can be freeeee!


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The Situation The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

The Situation on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
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Staring at Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's oil-slicked hair and super-tan visage suddenly makes us want to hum the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song and reminisce on G.I. Joe. Why? Because there is something so childishly adorable about the grown-up kid in a suit (and no, it isn't just his star-shooting "The More You Know" hair; look closely—it certainly sends us back to the days of Reading Rainbow and BOM-bum-BUM-BUUUM with its astral trajectory), but it is also his arts-and-crafts approach to a suit jacket.


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Amy Winehouse in 2008.
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A few weeks ago, we reported that Fred Perry had planned several more seasons with Amy Winehouse, focusing on her '50s-inspired pin-up style. Fred Perry has announced that, with the consent of Amy's family, the F/W 2011 line is available for sale. There are no further reports on the final two collections that she'd mentioned in earlier reports, but presumably they will follow suit. The offerings, filled with graphic houndstooth and a couple excellent body-con dresses as well as various accessories, will go to benefit the soon-to-be-created Amy Winehouse Foundation. The line is available now, and you can see some selections after the jump.


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Lea Michele, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera at the 'Glee 3D' premiere.
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What started as an experiment in TV formatting (Musicals?! Gay teenagers? Jane Lynch!!!?) has turned into a worldwide phenomenon and a certain guarantee that the McKinley High Gleeks aren't falling off our radar anytime soon. Lea Michele, with her powerhouse voice and dark-eyed beauty, is not only a star onstage, but she's certainly earning her sartorial stripes on the red carpet. Instead of tapping into the traditional Hollywood steeze she has made her calling card, for the Glee 3D Premiere, Lea hiked up her hemline and opted for a fancy mini Marchesa tube-dress, with plenty of details and bunches of chiffon to add volume. It appears that Lea wasn't the only one who kicked her skirt-length up a notch. Heather Morris (whose spot-on Ke$ha impression still echoes every time we look at her) balanced her super-short skirt (and CRAMAZING legs) with a long-sleeve, plum-colored Tibi dress. In order to anchor her silk shift, the dress had heavy metal shoulder details. Jury is still out on the heels, which take center stage thanks to her above-the-knee dress, but look a little utilitarian underneath her simple dress. Naya Rivera, who plays troublemaker Santana, ditches her bad girl persona but keeps the sex appeal in a monotone royal purple Rue du Mail dress and the all-the-rage Walter Steiger curved pumps. Though her dress is practically micro, we wish she woulda ditched her is STILL August, after all. But the understated, single-color details and her sleek hair and makeup make her look together and composed.


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Kanye West Designer.

Kanye West at the CFDA Awards in 2011.
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In Kanye West's "Monster," Nicki Minaj calls out "a monster Giuseppe heel, that's the monster shoe." And Yeezy, it appears, agrees with his songmate, because there is a very convincing rumor circulating that Kanye has been heading out to atelier Giuseppi Zanotti to talk shoe game. The Italian designer was tight-lipped, but he did reveal Kanye's constant visits, plus his dedication to the idea of creating a bangin' heel. "[Kanye] loves learning about shoes," Zanotti told Women's Wear Daily, "both the design and construction, and we’ve tried to design something together." Then, to whet our appetites, he added, “In a couple of months, he could have his own special collection out.”

Things that make you go hmmm. The rumors all seem to add up: Kanye's fashion bent, the proposed and rumored upcoming lines, his penchant for high-end, sky-high heels and the ladies who wear them, Yeezy's own enjoyment of LADYWEAR. Plus, he did make a simply incredible men's shoe line for Louis Vuitton. And if he swears his collection is so cruise, we hope one day he and his date can walk into Nobu BOTH wearing his shoes.

{Via Women's Wear Daily}

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Oh those teens, always making choices. Usually ones involving Twilight and cute boys, which were two things tonight's 2011 Teen Choice Awards offered in excess. And while we're super excited at all those wins and learned how to look chic whilst holding a mammoth surfboard, we at MTV Style, as always are most interested in WHO THEY WERE WEARING *to be uttered in hoary Joan Rivers style*.

So see our red, carpet faves like Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez's mega-layered dresses, red carpet pro Blake Lively, and hot dudes like Taylor Lautner.


Selena Gomez at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards
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Fact: We will always get our minds blown by Selena Gomez's impeccable style. This Erin Fetherston dress is like a creamy golden treat and the movement of the side sash keeps the look refreshingly dynamic. With her long hair and tanned skin she really works the statuesque thing and, of course, she tops it all off with a dollop of peach-colored Louboutins.


Justin Bieber at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards
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Not to be totally out-done by his better half, Selena, Justin Bieber went hard on the carpet tonight. Biebs wore a tailored dusty rose button-up with a matching boutonniere, a polka-dotted bowtie, crisp black jeans, and immaculate black hightops. And while Selena looked totally soft and feminine and gauzy, Justin topped his outfit off with an edgy moto-zip leather vest.


Demi Lovato at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards
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Demi Lovato. Girl. Just…come sit over here, by me, and let me take a look at you. You are just KILLING it. Your year has certainly been hard and all but you come back with that amazing (and heart-wrenching) "Skyscraper" single, and then you show up in this BCBG ruffled mullet dress with neon overlay, working Louboutin pumps, and suddenly you are all grown up. C'mere. Give your old Auntie MTV Style a hug. You beautiful thing, you.


Blake Lively at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards
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Tangerine dream, Blake Lively. In a belted Gucci resort shift, she shows off her high fashion chops to the younger crowd. Only thought: Los Angeles summer. Leather dress? Whatever, Blake'll sweat it out for fashion.


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Frances Bean Cobain

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It's hard not to talk about her very public beef with mom Courtney Love, or what it's like to grow up as the heir and legacy of one of rock and roll's most tortured souls, her father Kurt Cobain. But Frances Bean Cobain—named as such, as rock legend goes, after Seattle's Frances Farmer and the fact that she looked like a bean as a baby—has done remarkably well avoiding publicity. Which, despite the air of tragedy and complexity around her, is kind of a shame, because as Hedi Slimane's recent photo shoot depicts, she's a magnetic and alluring young lady.

Slimane, famous for his stint at Dior Homme, sat down with Frances for a group of stark, revealing black and white photos that are simultaneously eerie because Frances looks like a woman (instead of the baby oft-photographed with her grunge-icon parents) and because Frances looks like the precise blend of mom and dad. But also, she looks beautiful, wearing little makeup and a lot of jewelry, staring down the camera like she was born for it (she was) and like she grew up in front of it (she didn't). Romantic, introspective, and intense: more Frances, please.


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Karl Lagerfeld For Macys

At the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's preview
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Hello, Chanel! Well, sort of. Karl Lagerfeld, the embodiment of what we here at Style like to term FASHUN (fashion said with a snap, a hair toss, a pursed-lip headshake), has stepped from his high throne, chez Chanel, and come down to party with us little people. And by party, we mean dress. And by dress, we mean dress well, with lots of separates and tweed suits and flippy colors as interpreted by Macy's. Basically, if you will, this is Coco Jr., and we mean that in such an excited, cannot wait to own something that the be-sunglassed, ponytailed impresario touched way.

The line debuts at Macy's at the end of August and will certainly be scooped up quickly (if its former Matthew Williamson collection is any indication). The prices range from a very un-Chanel—$49 (for a scarf)—to a slightly more costly (but arguably investment-worthy) tweed suit jacket at $149. Not bad for a graduate entering the business world. Ahem...Mom.


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Nicki Minaj on tour with Britney Spears on August 2, 2011.
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There is something about the catsuit that is pure eyeballs-on-fire hotness and it will always be forever a thing that’ll transcend time and trends and just be a go-to when you are looking to melt retinas. But Nicki Minaj doesn’t just do “sexy.” She does Nicki Minaj fierceness, which means that any catsuit she’ll bring to the table will be a totally bonkers creation that will naturally emphasize her assets (duh) and blow our minds (double duh).


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