Just some bangs beanies. Hanging out.
I don't hate hats. But I wouldn't say I love them either. I like how they look on other people. And I appreciate their functional qualities like keeping your head warm or shielding you from the sun and UVA/UVB rays, etc.etc. ZZzzzzz. But I guess you could say I have a general aversion to them. Does that mean I will NEVER let one touch my head? No. But I always find them difficult when they do. I'm a fussy, fidgety person and I have a lot of hair, and that combination makes the process of affixing a hat to my dome (not to mention keeping it on) its own special, waking nightmare. If you are my polar opposite (meaning: if you love hats and have no hair), boyoyoy, do I have a product for YOU! Enter the bangs beanie.
Rihanna wears the Celine paper bag clutch in oh-so-many ways!
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Dang, Rihanna really loves her new Celine clutch, y'all! She just can't stop sporting the Spring/Summer 2013 red lambskin rolled bag as of late, and we can totally see why—it goes with literally everything. Need proof? RiRi has been carrying the accessory throughout the month with all TYPES of ensembles. From casual denim cutoffs to beachy maxi dresses to club-ready leather pants, there isn't one look she couldn't accessorize with her paper bag-inspired clutch. In one outfit, she decided to channel a '60s starlet while wearing a printed scarf tied around her head, white circle sunglasses, a black maxi dress from her own River Island collection, super (SUPER!) long layered chains, Chanel two-tone flats and, of course, her Celine bag.
Photo print socks!
Photo: Via Shop Jeen/Hollywood Mirror/Nasty Gal
In case y'all missed the memo, digitally-printed clothes are in. Christopher Kane started it all with his ultra-realistic galaxy print back in 2011 and since then, it's been a non-stop free-for-all covering everything we own in whatever crazy photos of nature/food/animals we can find. So far, we've seen everything from dresses decked out in clouds to pants covered in flowers to sweaters smothered in French fries, but this spring we've decided to take on one area of our ensemble that is often overlooked--the socks. Now, we know what you're thinking, "Who cares about socks?" Well, first off, we do--especially right now! This spring is ALL about wearing ankle socks with shoes (we're talking pointy heels, platform wedges, stacked booties, EVERYTHING) to spice up our wardrobe. Don't believe us? Everyone from the editors at Elle to Rihanna to the fashion icons at Nasty Gal have been behind this trend, so we're absolutely-mega-sure this is something that's going to stick.
Anyone who's been following Miley Cyrus gets it. This is a girl who ALWAYS has her foot firmly planted at least six steps ahead of the pack, trend-wise. Remember her Beetlejuice stripes obsession in pants, dress, and jumpsuit form?! It was only a matter of time before everyone else followed suit. Or what about how committed she was to the Met Gala's punk theme in fishnet Marc Jacobs? And we can't ever forget the fact Miley got a head start on fellow stars like Rihanna and Lena Dunhum with her jawdropping pixie cut almost a year ago. While Miley has flaunted about every incarnation imaginable of the short style since then— slicked, side-parted, ski jump, straight up— now she's incorporated accessories into the mix. The singer tweeted an image of herself posing in the studio yesterday decked out in a lime green blouse, "Doll" nameplate necklace, white shades, and a leopard turband (yep, that's the official name). With a knot in front and a skinny, stretchy fabric, this turban-headband hybrid just miiiight be our new hair secret weapon. You can nab Miley's animal print version for $60 at Cult Gaia, but we've rounded up even more options below!
At face-value, without any context, these floral cat ears really aren't that offensive. Who doesn't like flowers? Or animals? What harm did headbands ever do to anyone? It all seems innocent enough. Prim, sweet, feminine, whatever. But (for us anyway) there's something truly sinister that lies within this headband's ingredients. This is the ill-advised headgear lovechild of 2012's two landmark fashion phenomenons: flower crowns and cat ears. And THAT, the reckless combination of these two things into a separate genre of accessory, makes this floral ears headband the evil Frankenstein's monster of played out mega-trends. Also, our collective worst nightmare.
Katy Perry attends a pre-Mat Ball screening of 'The Great Gatsby' in New York on May 5.
Photo: Getty Images/Splash News
Guys, Katy Perry is taking the whole wearing florals for spring thing VERY seriously. Like, just in the past couple weeks alone, she's worn a floral dress (with a matching headpiece), a floral maxi skirt, a mixed print floral frock AND a floor-length floral gown. And then—just when we thought she had enough of the flowery stuff—she arrived at The Great Gatsby Pre-Met Ball screening yesterday wearing, you guessed it, florals. But we immediately noticed something different about this ensemble—she wasn't just rocking a flowery dress or top, her ENTIRE. OUTFIT. was inspired by blossoms. Don't believe us? We broke down every piece from her ensemble below.
Emily Haines performing at Coachella 2012 and the PENdant she designed.
Photo: Getty/Fleet Jewelry
Incredible live performer, singer, frontwoman... and jewelry designer? Is there anything Metric's Emily Haines can't do? We've long been fans of the singer's on and off-stage style, so when we heard that she was getting into the jewelry collaboration game, we can't say we were totally surprised. However, Haines' collaboration with Fleet Jewelry ain't your ordinary celeb capsule collection. MTV Hive caught up with the singer to get the low-down on the bullet-shaped pen necklace that Haines created, which benefits HearMe, an organization that provides music education and computer software to orphans and isolated children around the globe. The PENdant ($120.00) took Fleet Jewelry founder Kate Power's vision and one of Haines' lyrics, "believe in the power of songs," and combined the two to create a powerful piece of jewelry that's as wearable as it is meaningful.
It's okay to be rubbing your eyes, double-taking at your computer screen right now. Squinting and general disbelief are all natural reactions to this jaw-droppingly accurate miniature replica of Kanye West's smash sneaker release of last summer: the Air Yeezy 2. From the moment we first spotted this lilliputian kick pendant (hat tip to our friends at Four Pins for the look), we knew we had to have it. Not just because of the novelty of having a tiny Yeezy shoe hanging from your neck (but definitely that, too), but ALSO because the attention to detail here is seeeeeriously amazing. The ridged heel? The contrast inner? The glow-in-the-dark sole? THE SNAKESKIN PANEL WITH THE EMBOSSED SWOOSH? Way to keep it one hundred, MERYSTACHE (the Etsy retailer/genius behind the sneakerhead bauble). Nailed it. And the best part is: there are MORE.
Kitty Pryde wears a sparkly bow in the 'Orion's Belt' video.
Photo: Noisey's YouTube
Prom is probably the most major of high school moments. The dress, the date, the dance… a night you’ll remember and reminisce over for the rest of your life. So, what could be better than prom? Erm, how about FIVE proms? Because that’s exactly what Kitty Pryde got. The Florida-born, New York based-rapper, who is currently on tour with another fashion favorite Danny Brown, may be young— but she’s got the smart rhymes and sharp delivery of a stage vet. Her first single, “Ok Cupid,” which was recorded on her laptop in her bedroom closet, was named #17 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Songs Of 2012, and “Orion’s Belt,” the catchiest of collabs with Riff Raff, is currently sitting at over 1.2 million views on YouTube. But before all the fame, Kitty was just a regular Daytona Beach babe, working at the mall and planning prom outfits. Like we said, the girl’s got experience. “I’ve gone a couple times with girlfriends, once with my gross ex-boyfriend, and most recently with my BFF Grant. He didn’t even become my BFF until I forced him to take me to prom like three days after I met him, but now we’re inseparable, so that’s the magic of prom for you.”