Ellie Goulding for 'Cosmopolitan.'
Photo: Cosmopolitan Magazine
It's no secret that Ellie Goulding's style is on point. As a quick scroll through her frequently updated Instagram will tell you, the singer's fashion sense is the perfect combination of leather pieces, streetwear, and, like, totally elegant gowns. Her performance outfits often pair shorts and crop tops, but she looks equally as comfortable in a floor-length number at more formal events. Cosmopolitan's spread featuring Ellie totally nails her natural tough-yet-feminine vibe and puts her in pieces we can totally see her wearing IRL.
This peach Gucci dress, for example, shows off some cleavage and leg, and has black accents. It goes perfectly with her always expertly mussed hair—what doesn't, though?—and would be perfect for, IDK, something like the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. Oh, yeah, she's performing at the awards on Sunday. Will she wear one of these dresses? She totally should, IMHO!
In case you missed the news: Rihanna and Eminem are performing at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. Yep, in five days the duo will perform "The Monster" for the first time live ever. (EVER!!!) Sunday will mark the first time they've been reunited on stage in three years, but it definitely won't be the first time Em and Rih have performed together—in 2010 and 2011 they performed "Love the Way You Lie" a handful of times at various tour dates and awards shows, including the 2010 VMAs. *hair flip*
In honor of their performance (and to make the time between now and Sunday as Rihanna and Eminem-filled as possible), we figured we'd take a look back at their past performance style. Leggo!
2010 LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR
Rihanna and Eminem performing at Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth tour in 2010.
One of the first times they sang together live was at Rihanna's 2010 Last Girl on Earth tour, where Rih had her short red 'do and wore a one-shoulder jumpsuit made from, essentially, straps. Maybe she'll break it out for the Movie Awards? We wouldn't mind seeing that shoulder cage again, TBH.
2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
Rihanna and Eminem performing at the 2010 VMAs.
Photo: Getty Images
Later that summer, they teamed up at the 2010 VMAs, with Em in head-to-toe black with a white tee and Rih in a Madonna "Like A Virgin"-inspired tulle skirt and bra. Rih's red hair was longer, and she accessorized with a Jennifer Behr crystal headwrap. It's one of her best looks, IMHO.
Slime green for spring, duh.
Photo: @katyperry Instagram
Let it be known that the first week of April 2014 was the week everyone dyed their hair, or at least pretended to (we're looking at you, Lauren Conrad). Katy Perry debuted her "slime green for spring" 'do on Instagram, after mentioning last week that she was excited about the color. While the color, at least on Instagram, doesn't appear to be as bright as the green slime that gets dumped on celebrities' heads at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, that's probably a hard color to achieve on hair. Also, who knows, maybe she used Walden as a filter (it's not very vibrant).
Photo: Asos/River Island/Urban Outfitters/Zara/Need Supply/American Eagle
In case you missed the news: The Goonies is coming back. Director Richard Donner seemingly confirmed the news over the weekend to TMZ and is even in ongoing discussions with the original cast to return. Inspired by this news, Chunk's love of Hawaiian shirts, and one of spring's biggest trends, we sought out the season's finest florals. They're everywhere—from shoes to hats and everything in between. We collected a few of our faves and rounded them up for your consideration/enjoyment/shopping needs, etc. Check 'em out below, and if you introduce the flowery print to your wardrobe, be sure to do the Truffle Shuffle whenever you can.
Photo: Nasty Gal
This maxi dress from Nasty Gal features a subtle floral print. The colors are muted, but the oversized flowers speak for themselves—spring is here.
Photo: American Eagle
This American Eagle skirt combines the colors and print size of a typical Hawaiian shirt, but features it on a skirt and against a black background, making it automatically more wearable. The best part? It's on sale for under $25!
Your official MTV.com 2014 Movie Awards red carpet host!
Photo: Daniel Silbert
Major news, y'all: Rachel Antonoff is hosting the 2014 MTV Movie Awards "Red Carpet Report" for MTV.com! I know! We're excited, too. After doing a stellar job alongside Grimes at the 2013 VMAs, Rachel is back and will bring us all things fashion and style from the carpet in Los Angeles. How can you watch her in action? Good question. While Zendaya, Tyler Posey, and MTV's Josh Horowitz and Christina Garibaldi will be co-hosting the live pre-show on MTV, Rachel will be serving her best Christiane Amanpour via Ryan Seacrest and we'll be posting those interview segments right here on MTV.com throughout the night.
We at MTV Style go way back with Rachel—besides being huge fans of her clothing line, she starred in an episode of House of Style with BFF Mae Whitman. Rachel shares our giddiness, telling us, "I'm thrilled to be asked back and excited to really get to the bottom of who is dressing left and who is dressing right!" Well, Rachel, we're lucky to have you (again!).
Does Miley Cyrus get more hours per day than everyone else? How else could she manage to be on her Bangerz Tour, act as the face of Marc Jacobs, and cover magazines practically every month? Her latest cover is a big one—Elle's Women in Music issue. Unlike her most recent cover—for W, where she was wearing a whole lotta nothing—for Elle, Miley has on a sequined jumpsuit from Marc Jacobs' Fall 2014 collection.
What Miley gained in clothing she lost in accessories—while her W cover featured baubles on baubles and bling on bling, here she only has on two bracelets and one ring. Her makeup is similarly just as low-key, with her strong brows (welcome back, bbs!) standing in stark contrast to her platinum pixie.
Pharrell's custom crystal shoes.
Photo: @pharrell Instagram
If you're anything like me, your Saturday-night footwear is limited to, like, boots or slippers. Pharrell, it is clear, is not anything like me. I mean, he performed on Saturday Night Live last night in these bad boys. What are they, you ask? Oh, just a pair of customized Swarovski crystal Stan Smith sneakers, NBD. Looks like partnering with Adidas has its perks, eh?
Pharrell performing on 'Saturday Night Live.'
Flanked by a group of string musicians, Skateboard P performed "Marilyn Monroe" wearing the shoes, a black three-stripe jacket, and his green Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat. Will the shoes become a full-time piece of P's look, like the jacket and the hat? Will he be able to get anything he wants customized with crystals from now on? These shoes raise a lot of questions.
Lauren Conrad's (fake) purple hair.
• We thought Lauren Conrad dyed her hair purple (it looked so good!), but it turns out it was an April Fools' Day joke. We're still pulling for her to do it, TBH.
• Beyonce finally released her "Flawless" flannel and we know how we're going to wear ours each season. A wardrobe staple means you wear it every single day, right?
• We dropped our second installment of Fashion Math featuring Lady Gaga. I'm not great at math, but I totally get that Eggbert the Beanie Baby + Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka = Lady Gaga's outfit.
• Rita Ora went topless on the cover of Elle UK and wore Google Glass for a behind-the-scenes video, so I think we know what the future is going to be like: less clothing, more accessories.
• We wondered who wore leopard-print hair better: Nick Cannon or Dennis Rodman? Do you think Mariah liked Nick's hair like that?
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In case you missed the big news, we're in the midst of a Lady Gaga Takeover here at MTV, where Gaga is giving us an exclusive look at her Roseland residency, which ends tonight. Sway Calloway not only sat down with Gaga for an interview, but got a tour of her apartment and drank tea with her from a set that Donatella Versace gave her. A perfect day, IMHO.
Terry Richardson has also been hangin' with Gaga as she does the seven final shows at Roseland, and he shared some pictures from backstage, which reveal a number of wardrobe details that we had never seen before—check 'em out!
Lady Gaga backstage at Roseland.
Photo: Terry's Diary
Earlier this week we took a look at Gaga's rose-themed Roseland wardrobe, but we didn't realize she wears not one, but two purple moto jackets during her performance. While the first one is metallic, this one is bejeweled (and comes with a matching pair of hot pants).
Lady Gaga backstage at Roseland.
Photo: Terry's Diary
The jacket also has "Gaga" emblazoned across the back, in white jewels. This jacket is for those who forgot who they went to Roseland to see. In case the hot pants, ripped fishnets, and voluminous wig didn't give it away, this jacket definitely will.