Rihanna in London on June 21.
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If there's one person that continually nails their street style look on a regular basis, it's Rihanna. Every time we spot her in a paparazzi photo, we're left wondering where she found her ridiculously awesome getup, and last night when she was perusing London, we couldn't tear our eyes away from her accessories! There was something so old timey, yet fresh, about her hat and necklace combination that we LOVED and needed to address immediately. First off—that cameo beanie! She took the wardrobe staple to a whole new level by placing a baroque brooch on the front, which we love! Lucky for you, we found the EXACT hat RiRi is sporting here, and it's around $60, from Silver Spoon Attire. The coolest part, though, is that the brooch is actually vintage so no two hats will be adorned with same pin. Pretty sweet, eh?
A trusty, neutral clutch is a great thing to have. It's your go-to carryall date, holding your hand (err, scratch that, reverse it) from season to season as you traipse from one faaaabulous event to the next. It should be bold enough to make a statement but not so loud that it overpowers your outfit (nobody outshines YOU, honey booboo child!). Could this oversized, handprinted number by Nancy Stella Soto be the one for you? Maybe! Let's talk it out first, though.
Girls want snapbacks too!
Photo: Courtesy of ASOS, Topman, Tilly's, and Urban Outfitters
Listen, we LOVE snapback caps, and to be honest, we've been getting a wee bit jealous that mostly dudes are sporting this throwback hat trend. We got inspired by Rihanna's sneaker and snapback street style as of late, and thought, "DANG. We want to sport some fun and summery hats with our ensembles this season!" So that's exactly what we did—we scoured the internet to find the coolest caps for y'all, and to be TOTALLY honest (again), most of them were found in the men's section. (What gives?) But boy or girl aside, the hats are adjustable in the back (hence the name, snapback) to fit your head oh-so-perfectly. One of our favorite finds for this summer is the NEFF Donut snapback ($24) with, yes, rainbow sprinkles (!!!) all over the top. Basically, this turns your head into an instant chocolate confection, which is amazing for obvious reasons.
Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade wear post-game glasses.
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The wide and wonderful world of sports is one into which we seldom venture in these here digital pages of MTV Style (save, perhaps, our 24-hour David Beckham watch). Between Lady Gaga's black liquid perfume announcement and finding out where to score Katy Perry's movie poster outfit, we're rarely left with much time to cover the ins and outs of athletic fashion. HOWEVER, we write to you eyeballs deep in the exciting Oklahoma City Thunder v. Miami Heat 2012 NBA Finals, and the faux glasses fashion battle that is concurrently happening up and down these post-game interviews is more than enough to change our tune.
On the off-chance that you haven't been keeping up with the NBA Playoffs, let us fill you in. Last night, we just completed Game 3 of the NBA Finals, and the Heat are now leading the Thunder 2-1, which sounds as much like a meteorological report as it does a sports recap. On top of boasting the winningest records in the league, these two teams are also home to some of the NBA's most sartorially savvy players - Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade. The four powerhouses have caught a lot of flack this season for wearing bold, lensless glasses during their post-game interviews, embodying a look that's been likened to Steve Urkel and Carlton Banks, and Westbrook was recently quoted claiming that he originated the "nerd glasses" trend, a statement both James and Wade vocally refute. In light of all the bespectacled buzz, we decided to take a closer look!
Kirsten Dunst on May 23, Katy Perry on June 13, and Ashlee Simpson on June 7.
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Ladies, it looks like springy floral headbands are officially a thing, and to be honest, we couldn't have planned a more on-season trend if we tried! Kirsten Dunst, Katy Perry, and Ashlee Simpson have all sported dainty flower hair accessories as of late, which is a totally fresh take on the floral crown look (à la Lana Del Rey). And YES, the two are different! Crowns made of flowers are perfect for music festivals and fancy photo shoots, but we like how these ladies sported a more wearable version of the trend. Kirsten Dunst wove a gold and pearl flower headpiece into her braided updo, which matches perfectly with her white floral appliqué frock. Love! Katy stepped out in a '90s-inspired red dandelion print dress and studded motorcycle jacket ensemble, but added a touch of softness with her white rose headband. Ashlee Simpson looked all-out springy in her sheer white dress and twiggy headband, but we can't help but think—where can we snatch up one of these cute hair pieces for ourselves?
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus and a similar Neil Lane engagement ring style.
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If there's one thing we love to talk about here at MTV Style, it's ENGAGEMENT RINGS. *eye twinkle* Ever since we broke the news that Miley Cyrus got engaged to Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, we've been waiting SO patiently to hear more deets about the ring, and EEP. IT'S FINALLY HEREEEE! People magazine broke the exclusive news, and, man, they got every last detail on this bad boy! It turns out Liam chose jeweler Neil Lane to help him create "something unusual" yet "something really beautiful and romantic" for his special lady. (OMG, are you crying yet?) The end result was a GORGE 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring, which is handcrafted in 18-karat gold. The band has carved floral motifs and the stone is from the 19th century! Whoooaaa.
Justin Bieber leaving BBC Radio on June 6 in London.
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We have to give it up for Justin Bieber, y'all. First off, dude has more than 22 MILLION Twitter followers (wut) so we can only imagine what his life is like when he graces the public with his pretty presence. Basically, it's insane. By now, he's probably tired of the whole hand-in-the-camera-hiding-from-paparazzi thing, so he's resorted to cooler, more fashionable options to conceal that Cutie McCuterson face away from any teenage girl's wandering eye. Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce to you Justin's embellished skull mask. This 3D neoprene face cover has a screenprinted skull on the front complete with a little nose hole. (Aww.) This mask ACTUALLY only costs $14 and can be purchased at sketchy online shops (like this one), but in pure Biebs style, he upped the ante by embellishing the crapola out of it. AMAZING. According to the product description, this mask ALSO glows in the dark. Killer! (Heh.)
Coco Rocha with designers Bruce and Glen.
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It's hard enough to spot celebrities from afar- but getting close enough to TOUCH them? That's pretty much impossible, unless you're New York designers Bruce and Glen. These twin brothers are determined to get their collection of high fashion slap bracelets noticed, so they've been going around town literally slapping Beyonce, Coco Rocha, and Trey Songz with their awesomely out-there creations. But don't worry, they didn't get slapped back. In fact, the bold marketing strategy is totally working. The designers' eponymous collection of studded, mirrored, leopard and neon accessories is officially bringing back '90s slap bracelets, once and for all.
It seems that glossy, long hair is becoming a kind of trend, and we're not talking about the hair on your head. Perhaps this is something for which we can thank Lady Gaga and her many tendriled ensembles. Or maybe this is all attributable to the long-haired looks of the Fashion Week runways. Regardless of who is responsible (or rather, to blame, depending on your feelings about the furry craze), this is undeniably a full-fledged trend and one we can no longer sit idly by. This thing is officially spreading like wildfire: first, hairy garments, then, hairy accessories, and now, styling products are sprouting locks of their own? This, friends, is where we draw the line.
Fingernail rings in action.
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Seriously, our jewelry box is getting out of control here, you guys. It reached overflow status about a year ago, and now that we've added yet another obsession to add to our stash, we're going to have to call in for backup. Check out these brilliant fingernail rings, courtesy of online shop Gwaan. The basic version gets the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids treatment with these miniatures that won't slip past your first knuckle (an even smaller version of the midi rings, if you can believe it...). Lady Gaga's done it, Rihanna's worn them, so isn't it about time we hop on board? (not that we really needed a reason to try...)