We've spent all month long counting down the very best hairstyles, fashion lyrics, and cat ladies of the year, and now that we've finally reached the last leg of "MTV Style's Best of 2012" marathon, it's time for something slightlydifferent. So rather than attempting to narrow down our favorite music videos into a neat little list, we've enlisted our friend and graphic designer Joshua Covarrubias to transform the top fashion-centric vids into PAPER DOLLS! After all, if the girls of Girls and Rihanna can get the paper doll treatment, why shouldn't Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey, PSY, and Solange?! Starring their most iconic music video outfits, each of these dolls is totally and 100% printable when you click the picture (you're welcome!). So load up the inkjet...it's time to play dress up!
Rihanna's outfits from London, Stockholm, and Toronto.
Internet time is like dog years: one day on the internet is like two weeks in real life, or even longer. With that in mind, it's been about forever since we were reintegrated into society from Rihanna's 777 Tour. The horrible flu we acquired while abroad lingers, as does the memory of her royal highness' performance outfits, so we wanted to break down our three favorite looks for you. Amidst a week of confusion, mayhem, hunger, and yeah OK, some really good times, the singer's performance outfits became something to look forward to each night, along with the moment in the DJ set when CongoRock played "Mercy" and everyone started dancing, if only for a moment. Rihanna's style has always been on point, not only because of expert styling but because of the way she wears her clothes. The woman can dress, and there's nobody who will try and argue with that.
Mary H.K. Choi: OK, so now that we're back from #RihannaPlane we've gained a certain degree of perspective and the one thing that I can say about the entire tour is that I was consistently impressed by the CLOTHES. What did you think?
Maud Deitch: I was too. I mean Rihanna is reliably on point, if not a little repetitive, in her street style. But being able to see the way that the different looks complemented each other and the venues was one of the most interesting parts of the whole experience.
MHKC: Yeah, I think Mel Ottenberg and Adam Selman killed it. Let's start with our favorites. I think we agree that the denim shorts and white tee/bodysuit situation in Stockholm was an outrageously strong look.
These are a few things MTV Style is thankful for this year.
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There are a lot of things that we, the keyboard-tapping individuals behind MTV Style, are truly thankful for this year. Our families and friends and health and jobs and happiness are chief among them but are only the tip of the iceberg. We're also grateful for a lot of things that probably will never make it to a Hallmark card. Like cat memes and cool ranch Doritos and our Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls helmed House of Style reboot. With so much to be thankful for, it's hard to boil it down to just ONE (somehow style-related) thing, but we tried. Check out just a few things we're thanking our lucky stars for this Thanksgiving season after the jump!
Sure, time flies when you're having fun. But you know what? Time ALSO flies when your eyes are darting between Taylor Swift's ballgown-masquerade switcheroo during her "I Knew You Were Trouble" performance, or when you're busy watching Ke$ha get lifted up by tons of studly dudes...or when you're trying to keep track of Nicki Minaj's many outfit changes. Bottom line: the American Music Awards clearly lived up to its sky-high expectations, and the outfits were just as epic. The stars clearly pulled out all the style stops tonight, and from the statement details to the color trends to the rad beauty looks, the effort undoubtedly shows. We've combed through all of the gorgeous red carpet looks from tonight to bring you our totally official MTV Style American Music Awards Best Dressed List™. Tough job, but someone's gotta do it...
TAYLOR SWIFT IN ZUHAIR MURAD
Taylor Swift at the 2012 American Music Awards.
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Taylor Swift is a star who truly knows which dresses work best for her — which, if you come to think about it, is the reason the girl lands on pretty much every Best Dressed list...like, ever. But whereas her signature look usually includes a flared skirt, retro silhouettes, and a red color palette, we're pumped to see the singer mixing it up in this beaded Zuhair Murad minidress. With a short cut and a low back, the frock is a bolder look than we're used to on Taylor, but we LOVE all this experimentation. Next up, pants? You never know...
Peep our very own, editor-approved shopping list right here!
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Shopping for your best friend and the guy in your life is fun, but let's be real for a sec: nothing really stacks up to that exhilarating rush you get when you find something that you've just GOTTA have for yourself. It makes braving the malls on Black Friday (yikes), elbowing strangers, and even that inevitable dip in your bank account 100% worth it. This is how we felt, at least, while putting together the 2012 Treat Yo'Self Holiday Gift Guide. The title may have been lifted from Donna and Tom in Parks and Rec, but the sentiment is still there. All of the editors here at MTV Style have rounded up everything that we're subtly-not-so-subtly adding to own personal wishlists this season. From our closets (animal sweaters, custom jackets, and accessories galore) to our beauty drawers (makeup, skincare, and manicures) to even our dream bike, consider this list the Sparknotes guide to all of our latest obsessions....and yeah, we've got a feeling you'll love it, too.
Tons of dude awesomeness from the MTV Style Holiday Gift Guide.
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It's time to face the facts, people. The holidays are officially here, which means, yes, every store you walk into for the next 30+ days is going to be blaring some Christmas-themed jingle that you (perhaps literally!) cannot escape. But, lucky for us, THE INTERNET EXISTS. *kisses computer screen* Now, we can shop for all our besties in total freedom! But, like, how do you pick out something new and cool when SO much stuff already exists out there? Don't worry friends, we've got it covered. Yesterday, we lovingly combed every corner of the interwebs to find you the best gifts for your lady BFF, but today we're focusing on all those uh-mazing dudes in your life. Whether it's your brother, boyfriend or best friend, we're sure you're going to find the perfect thing in our holiday gift guide. PROMISE.
Beyonce, Emma Watson, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber are some of the noms for best dressed dudes and ladies of 2012.
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Um hi, where did 2012 go!? This year seriously flew, and needless to say, a LOT of fashion craziness has happened within the past 12 months. It wouldn't be complete without a killer countdown, so from now until the end of the year we're going to be rounding out some of our kookiest, coolest, and most memorable style moments on this site (stay tuned...). But first, we're kicking things off with the ULTIMATE question, and we're asking you guys: who were the best dressed stars of 2012?
Divvied up into dude and ladies, this all-encompassing category takes into consideration many aspects of style, from what these celebs wear on the street, to quasi-casual events, to the fancy outfits they rock when they're all dressed up. We've included our top 10 guys and girls, and it's up to YOU to decide who wins the bragging rights for #1. We've extended voting until Monday December 10th!. So what are you waiting for? Choose your best dressed after the jump!
Your best friend will LOVE this stuff from the MTV Style Holiday Gift Guide.
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You know how every year we're all like, "This time, I'm going to get all my holiday shopping out of the way early so I can take a deep breath and actually enjoy the season, swear!"....And then it never happens, right? Sigh, we feel ya. But because we've got your back always—AND love online shopping—we're making it super easy to show everyone on your list some love, from your friends, to the dude in your life, to you.