Listen, we'll admit we spend WAAAAAAAY too much time online shopping. So much, in fact, that we know every single inch of some online retailers' websites.... *cough* Urban Outfitters *cough* And sometimes, in the little corners of the internet ether, we stumble upon their, erm, more questionable products, and we're all, "WTF IS this?! No, seriously. What. Is. This. We don't get it." And then we see it has ratings and a bajillion reviews and we're all, "WAIT. PEOPLE BUY THIS?!?!?" (I mean, don't get us wrong. About 25 percent of our closets are strictly UO purchases. Don't judge.) So let us honor the mind-boggling, quirky and downright crude products that Urban Outfitters has tricked people into buying sold on their website. Read the reviews and then read our thought-provoking insight on each.


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PRICE: $78.00
USER RATING: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
USER REVIEW: "This is like a giant sweatshirt that envelops you in love and hilarity."
MTV STYLE SAYS: This is like a giant sweatshirt that you can't wear outdoors or even indoors if your cat is there to judge you harshly and decamp for a saner, less spinsterish environment.



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PRICE: $3.99
USER RATING: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
USER REVIEW: "The cup was just as good as I thought it would be, but I was disappointed with the fact that I couldn't mix and match the two cups that I wanted to purchase."
MTV STYLE SAYS: Wait, what was the other cup that you wanted? Pimp? Or the festive x-mas one that says, "HoHo". WAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


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Portlandia cat wearing a green hoodie.
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We know what you're thinking. You're thinking we're beyond exhausted and likely tripping balls and tasting sounds and smelling colors in the aftermath of the 2011 Movie Awards and you'd be right. As such there wasn't anything more inviting than the prospect of staring at anthropomorphized kittehs to soothe our frayed (wailing/bleeding) nerves, and that place is Getty Images, where all of these cats live, waiting to tell us a story about paws and claws and subcultures. So, yeah, just... hold us. Want hardboiled FASHNEWS, feel free to comb through our archives. Namely, this video of Vogue Nippon's Anna Dello Russo dancing like a skittish mule. But yeah, we thought a brief respite from Red Carpet trends might be a welcome treat. Ergo, this.

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The 2011 MTV Movie Awards is behind us but all that means is that's it's time to saunter down (very recent) memory lane to muse and mull over our favorite looks of the night. Sure Twilight swept the awards and dominated the Red Carpet but our picks for the favorite were a little more diverse. Running the gamut from "Easy A"'s Emma Stone to Chanel muse Blake Lively, the ensembles boasted trends that were varied and inspired so with no further ado, here are our favorites.


Leighton Meester at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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Leighton Meester's art-deco-gone-disco-ball not only flaunted the mirrored shard trend but a second trend of a shortshort cocktail length juxtaposed by long sleeves. Plus, a deep, dark tan and lighter hair set off the dramatic reflections exquisitely.


Reese Witherspoon at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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Oh man, if Reese Witherspoon didn't wail on R. Pattz for his flubbed lines in the show (good natured ribbing of course. Ever the consummate professional, Reese brings flawless effortlessness in a juuuuust about knee-length, ultra fitted, Zac Posen leopard-print aqua and brown dress. The subtle sweetheart bodice adds a nuanced air while her tousled, beach-wavy blonde hair hits all the notes of a calculated informality. We see you, Reese!


Emma Watson at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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We were on pins and needles (frantically chatting with the Marchesa twitter feed) about whether or not Emma would wear their fitted, stark white, mini-sheath—with the fringe and the beads and the YUM—and we're thrilled that she did. The Potter star was lovely, gracious, and appeared to GLIDE on her reflective silver, sky-high Brian Atwood heels. Heavenly. Naturally.


Blake Lively at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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Blake Lively is a sleek aerodynamic nymph in a gorgeous cut-out Michael Kors dress, which further proves that she is probably most at home being some sort of beautiful mer-creature. And to further prove the fact that she is actually a WOMAN times 10, she's got that hair pulled into a streamlined ponytail, which makes us feel like she probably got right out of the pool after "kissing her skin" with sun and just came on over to the awards.


Hailee Steinfeld at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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The thing about this Louis Vuitton tuxedo that we've rhapsodized enthusiastically about SEVERAL times now is that the fit was just perfect. Now, we realize the 'p' word is bandied around so frequently as to be egregiously diluted but the cut was insane. The sequin lapel and tuxedo stripe on the pant showed a fantastically whimsical element but the slightly flared trouser leg added just the sleekest hint of '70s that was reminiscent of the BEST Stella McCartney pant circa early Chloe in a way that made us feel wildly nostalgic and happy. Fash geek-fest over.


Mila Kunis at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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So Mila Kunis didn't walk the Red Carpet and for that we have a single-teared frowny face sticker added to her permanent file. But it's scratch-n-stiff and smells like lilacs so it's still a happy ending! The Justin Timberlake molesting 'Black Swan' star kept it simple and complemented a deep, black top with a silver and gold HEAVILY textured metallic, body-con mini. Balmain and therefore IMPOSSIBLE to go wrong.


Elle Fanning at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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There are all of these girls on the red carpet at the Awards, and while most of them are bright young things, Miss Elle Fanning is so young, so tall, and clearly has a much-talented older sib to possibly over-shadow her. But instead, she goes for the bloomers (with blooms! Blooming bloomers!). Sure, it's a youthful romper and all, but the she drops the bomb on us that it is Dolce and Gabbana.


Kristen Stewart at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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Kristen Stewart's hardware-laden Balmain strapless dress was PUHLENTY impressive from a distance as we were deafened by the screaming Twilight fans but as she approached we realized that the deep red number wasn't beaded as we'd earlier thought but pierced throughout and riddled with hundreds of safety pins. Bad. Ass. Plus, think of the countless wardrobe malfunctions she could ameliorate with the handy fastenings! Yes. I just said, "ameliorate" it is one million o'clock here.


Holland Roden at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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Who is this lovely statuette of a woman that has shown up on our screen, looking a bit like an idol/goddess? Grab a pen all: This is Teen Wolf’s Holland Roden. She’s prepped for her first red carpet (and judging by the Amy Adams’-like nature of her get-up, definitely not her last) in a killer Jad Ghandour gown that has a massive train, but is still fitting her form and showing off her killer gams. And lastly, the one-shouldered geometry of this dress is just slaying us. Forget wolves vs. vampires: We’re Team Holland.


Emma Stone at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on June 5, 2011.
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The temptation to flub a vitamin C opening joke in this write up is an enticing one but we're not sure it conveys the proper sentiment which is that we ADORED Emma Stone's playful foray into prettily, citrussy color palettes. From her nails to her clutch to the foundation layer of her Bottega Veneta dress, we loved the completeness of her convictions.

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The Red Carpet Fashion Live Blog

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1:56 pm - Hey guys, so I'm typing this from the cramped corners of our satellite MTV Style HQ on the Universal Lot and I'm flanked by 1 double espresso, 1 20 oz iced coffee and, of course, a can of Coke Zero. In short, I'm AMPED to get this live blog cracking. Or having a MASSIVE coronary. Which is fine (such are the sacrifices I'm willing to make for y'all), as long as I get to see R. Pattz FIRST. Oh, and for more behind-the-scenes movie award gossip check out our pals at Hollywood Crush who are live blogging their faces off.

2:04 pm - Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'm wearing Norma Kamali. And Jeffrey Campbell nude suede Litas. I can't do a non-platform for the THREE HOURS I'll be perched alongside Christian Siriano. Hmm... three hours? I should probably quit guzzling all this garbage what with caffeine being a diuretic...

Christian Siriano on the 2011 MTV Movie Awards red carpet in Universal City on June 5.
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4:17 pm - BRB. Gotta slather on sunblock and go golf cart it over to interview Lupe Fiasco.

6:29 pm - Zomg guys! Christian's heeeeeeere! We're posted up in the scorching heat. The papps are bananas.

6:31 pm - Red carpet to commence shortly. I wonder who's gonna be first. P.S.: Christian's wearing very glamorous patent leather shoes.

6:35 pm - Correction! Painted shoes! Shiny, aaaaand Dior.

6:36 pm - Brad Walsh tells us his double-breasted raw silk blazer is from his women's collection.

6:37 pm - Oooooh, the Twilight cast is trickling in!


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Dudes. What IS it about Beyoncé that speaks to such unfettered, crazy-mad, JOY? Look at her. From her PERFECT hair (is it in a bee hive? Or just poufed out? Either way, GORGE) and nails and skin and prettily crocheted top to the dainty necklace and the FEROCIA ring and her impeccably arched eyebrows... she looks absurdly serene. What's her secret? Well, in this month's cover story of Essence entitled "Eat, Pray, Love" (an article that she herself wrote by the way), she reveals that there's nothing like a 9-month vacation to inject a massive dose of happiness back into a lady's life:

"I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me..." she begins...


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Christian Siriano at the debut of Karl Lagerfeld & Rachel Bilson's original film series inspired by Magnum Ice Cream in New York City on April 21.
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Guys, guess what? Ahahaha. Actually, you can probably guess exactly what from the title of this post, BUT we're very excited to announce that Christian Siriano will be joining us again this weekend to host the 2011 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Report. As you've seen from previous years, Christian's fabulous fashion expertise and sparkly wit are sure to make the evening's glorious gowns and gorgeous suits all the more memorable. Plus, he's just as PSYCHED as we are about his return:

"I’m excited to be back on the red carpet for MTV," says the now 25-year-old Siriano. "It’s always a lot of fun and it is nice to take a break from the designing process and see fashion up close as it's happening. I love that MTV celebrates and supports creativity and artists in all forms."

We do indeed and also, we are DYING to see how fancy and turned-out his mic accessory game will be. The fierceness will assuredly be on full blast, and while the bespectacled, angular-haired designer needs no introduction on this site, we'd love to turn your attention to what he's been up to since the Movie Awards last year. When he wasn't dressing Nicki Minaj for her SNL appearances in the most ethereal confections ever (think layers upon layers of delicate blush, silken, curl-edged leaves for a skirt), he was bowling us over with his impeccable murse (man-purse) game as well as causing a ruckus (albeit a well-behaved fashion ruckus) with his exquisitely platformed, teetering heel collection this past February.

But all told, it's unforgettable moments like these that we can't wait to catch this year!

+ Watch Christian Siriano's 2010 MTV Movie Awards interview with Katy Perry below!

+ Aaaand, be sure to catch the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and check back in at MTV Style for the full Red Carpet Report!

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Lady Gaga in both A-Morir and Sally LaPointe at Google.
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With an entire fashion world at her fingertips and designers literally getting made when she dons a glove or wears a bangle, Gaga can wear any item of clothing she wants (and often does). But over and over again, paying homage to her hometown and the streets that she says made her, Gaga grabs New York designers—young adults who stick to her ferocious NYC aesthetic. When sitting down with MTV, Lady Gaga didn't perform or wear a latex condom-inspired dress, swoop in on a zip line (like she did on this morning's Good Morning America), or even light herself on fire. Instead, she quietly, and articulately, laid out her path to Gaga-hood (Gaga-dom? Gaga-verse? Who knows.), paved on the avenues of NYC. (If you missed the incredible documentary special entitled "Inside The Outside" with a remarkably candid Gaga, you can see clips here. Or catch it when it airs again at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. today. And for every McQueen and Armani Prive she wears, there's a New Yorker too, one less well-known… well, that was, until Gaga asked them to help define her look.

Sure, Nicola Formichetti is now a household name, and Gaga's influence almost surely landed him his gig at Mugler. But what of her teacup? Or her straightjackets? Or the 800 other things that have set gossip blogs afire with their bizarreness (and the subsequent need for every other fashionable pop star to get something similar)? So MTV Style picked three of Gaga's most relied-on designers—young New Yorkers like herself—who, like Gaga, get the grit of New York. Artists like Asher Levine, Sally LaPointe, and Kerin Rose have defined that Lower East Side aesthetic as interpreted by the Gaga we know: spikes, leather, dramatic liquid liner, angular shoulders. Without them, Gaga just would not be Gaga.

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A red carpet look for our Scotty.
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Scottsman. Can we call you that? Since you took over our screens with American Idol, we've felt like we know you, so forgive our familiarity. Sure, some of us here at Style are olds who do not know what a TVs is, but a few of us watched you emerge from Milwaukee, taking—with your small-town charm—a big part of our hearts. But, let's be honest: You are verging a bit on the side of a style fiasco here. No, no, don't worry. We understand, and we still think you are savable, but since you are currently on the world's stage, we feel compelled to share our knowledge with you. A few fast rules: First, never unbutton your fancy shirt. Also, grow your hair out to set off the adorable roundness of your face. So follow our tips to make your casual/red carpet looks totally on point. Since you are the big winner, we'll tackle the dressy stuff first.

You dig on the classics, no doubt, so we went for a nice pop o'color à la Elvis for this jacket from Lanvin. If you keep it cool (literally, blues, blacks, grays), you'll be a hit without getting too busy. Also, you can fudge whatever underneath it, and the gray in a color like this will keep it from clashing our eyeballs out. Chambray is major right now, so give a nod to your hipster tendencies with a skinny tie in a fun color. No patterns—not on the RC, my dear.

Urban Outfitters tie; Lanvin woven blazer; Topshop shoes

And this may just be the bloggers in us squealing, but patent-leather shoes just don't work. The men before these current generations all knew that worn, rugged and heritage leather not only didn't need absurd upkeep but could be kept around for years. Since you'll be doing plenty of meeting and greeting, you'll want an easy pair of shoes to stay stylish.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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