Sure, it might look simple, but let's be real here— packing your purse for prom is NO easy task. If you're doing the whole pre-prom photo sesh, fancy dinner, the dance itself, and the after-party, well, chances are you'll need a bunch of stuff to get you through this epic marathon night. So let's talk strategy, shall we?! First of all, the bag you're carrying will most likely be a tiny clutch, which is heavy on the style factor but not so much on the whole practicality thing. If you're still on the hunt for a bag, we're loving this seafoam green envelope clutch from ASOS, the Jillian Minaudiere sparkly number from Club Monaco, and House of Harlow's reptile pouch for their slightly-larger-than-average storage capability and undeniable chicness. But regardless of which clutch you bring, the stuff you take with you will need to be small, posses multitasking capabilities... or better yet, both. Because NOBODY wants to be left stranded on prom night, we've dutifully rounded up our favorite tried-and-true essentials to pack in your purse in case of any beauty emergency. See our must-bring list of products below!
Soooo this happened. "This" being the above image wherein Mr. Justin Bieber, the internationally super-famous pop star, is posing for an Instagram selfie wearing a black ski mask embroidered with Chanel's iconic interlocking C logo. (We'll note that he's also wearing a band jacket which simultaneously reminds us of modern matador Macklemore, 1980s Michael Jackson, and yuletide Biebs himself, but let's keep focus on the mask for now.) From front row at Paris Fashion Week courtesy of Kanye West to a prominent feature in Opening Ceremony's Spring Breakers lookbook, ski masks, for whatever reason, are majorly trending, and it looks as though J.Biebs will not be left in the robber-chic dust.
Quvenzhané Wallis at the 2013 Movie Awards.
There is some incredible accessories game on the 2013 MTV Movie Awards red carpet this year. Glittering, beautiful jewels, yes, but also some more unexpected accoutrements. While a certain cigarette hat may have taken some of the shine on the carpet early on, Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis gave us a bit of a start when we saw that she had broken form and wasn't carrying her signature puppy purse on the carpet. Don't freak out, though, because she WAS still wearing one of her signature Poochie & Co. handbags, only this time, it was a kitty! Q's pink and gray feline matches the hot pink in her outfit, and looks totally purrfect (we had to, come on) with her studded purple high tops.
Selena Gomez is making us want clear accessories.
Photo: Courtesy of @selenagomez's Twitter/Forever 21/Topshop/Karmaloop
You guys. A thing happened. More specifically, Selena Gomez tweeted this picture of herself serving duck face (yes, again) wearing a pair of clear glasses, and now, we can't stop daydreaming about clear accessories. I know what you're thinking, "You guys should really maybe take a break from stalking celebrities' Twitter accounts and over-analyzing their wardrobes." Oh, and also, "aren't all glasses clear?" Well, to your first comment, I extend a cordial head nod but shrug off your unsolicited advice because helloooo, that's our bread and butter, YA HEARD?!?? As far as your question, let me clarify. Not only are the 2013 MTV Movie Awards performer's lenses clear, her frames are, too!
Snoop Lion takes a stand against gun violence with MTV and Jewelry For A Cause.
In Snoop Lion's new video for "No Guns Allowed" (featuring Drake and Cori B), he takes the issue of gun violence head on, speaking out against the prevalence of firearms while also depicting (sometimes graphically—watch with caution if you have issues viewing things related to guns) the horrors that they create. In association with Snoop and Jewelry For A Cause, MTV has joined the fight to get illegal guns off the street through the new MTV x Caliber bracelet ($40), which is made of recycled steel and still displays the serial numbers of the illegal guns that they were made from. The limited-edition unisex bracelets are now available for pre-order at caliber.MTV.com, and a portion of the proceeds of each bracelet goes to benefit the Newark Police Department's illegal gun buyback program, which is also where the jewelry originated. That's right, each of the MTV x Caliber bracelets comes from a gun that was surrendered to the buyback program and will help fund the continuing existence and success of the program in the future.
So many people who aren't Justin Timberlake are wearing fedoras lately.
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Hold on. People who aren't Justin Timberlake are wearing fedoras? Since when?? It's not often that we put on our Fashion Police hats here at MTV Style. In fact, we generally avoid it. We like to think of this as a positive place, one that embraces style as a means of self-expression. We give most outfits the benefit of the doubt, striving to find ways to defend even the most weirdtresting of ensembles, but we can't be expected to live looking through rose-colored glasses. This is where fedoras come in. Don't get us wrong. We definitely don't hate the Al Capone/Bugsy Malone channeling steez—remember when we LOST IT at first sight of Ryan Gosling's Gangster Squad movie wardrobe? #majordreamboat—we just... don't love it either.
Karl Lagerfeld fetes his new Melissa Shoes collab in NYC.
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When Karl Lagerfeld isn't busy crafting custom dresses for Rita Ora and recruiting musicians like Frank Ocean for intimate Chanel showcases, don't expect to find him kicked back on the couch catching up on ABC Family reruns. In classic overachiever fashion, this is a man who clearly DOESN'T do well with free time, and his new collab with Melissa Shoes is pure evidence of that. Not that we're complaining or anything, because that just means there are more Karl goods for the rest of us! Take the designer's new Melissa shoe collection, for example. We first tipped you off to the plastic kicks back in December, and now they've finally landed! The Kaiser and the rest of his crew fêted the Kollaboration (yep, that's the name) in New York last night, where everyone got to peep *those* ice cream high heels in real life.
For Nicki Minaj's latest display of "realness," she's rolled up to an undisclosed Pavilions in order to a pay a little visit to...herself! Nicki hit up the California supermarket to see her Elle magazine cover IRL. An occasion like this begs to be documented, and naturally, Miss Minaj not only snapped pictures of her grocery store expedition, she posted them to Twitter. Accompanied by the caption, "#SupermarketRealness #LeftmyHelmetOnRealness #vrrrrrooooommmm," the double-shot of Nicki showcases the MC's Elle makeunder preserved in plastic and her posing beside it in a cherry-and-florals motif motorcycle helmet. *holds a beat* Wait, what??
Carly Rae Jepsen performing this week in Paris wearing Pretty Polly.
Photo: Getty Images/ courtesy of Pretty Polly
Here's the thing about Carly Rae Jepsen: the Canadian singer might be a pop sensation, but she's one whose onstage wardrobe stays firmly planted in the realm of "totally and 100% wearable." And that's not a bad thing. As much as we'd love to THINK that we'd wear Rihanna's leather crop tops or one of Lana Del Rey's vintage-inspired wrap dresses out and about, the chances of that actually happening regularly are slim to none. Carly's easy sensibility is one of the many reasons why we've been eyeballing the musician very closely while she's on tour overseas, and we've started to notice a pattern (thanks Instagram!). Think statement jackets, wild denim, and TONS of tights. While we're used to seeing her in basic black, though, lately she's been switching it up with a polka dot pair, and we're in love.
Daniel Palillo also has a spiked hat to match those spiked leggings.
Photo: Fatal/Nasty Gal
Hey, guys. Remember those spiked leggings we found at Nasty Gal and threw up a flag about back in June of last year? Welp, they're sold out. They've been sold out for ages. If you didn't want them, you can either stop reading this and twiddle your fingers with the browser tab open OR exit. It's your call. If you DID want them and sadly weren't able to procure them OR if you snagged a pair and need an accessory to take the look to the next level, I have great news for you. The designer mastermind behind those OG spiked leggings, Daniel Palillo, has taken those fabric-covered spikes and put them on a HAT!