Nicki Minaj on 'MTV First: Nicki Minaj.'
You might've watched the MTV First: Nicki Minaj sit down Tuesday right here on MTV.com, but there's a chance you missed the oh-so-amazing fashion info she dropped in her tell-all interview. Like, we're talking may-juh fash news here, people—deets on her debut clothing line, upcoming fragrances (!!!), and her new, toned-down look that we've been obsessed with. She said, "Towards the end of last year I just wanted to have a more natural look, and that's what I was explaining to my team. I knew that I was about to start doing covers of magazines, and I wanted a more relatable look. I knew that I was about to launch a clothing line and I want women to know that I'm just a regular woman and I'm not some weirded-out character all the time."
We'll be honest, after we oohed and ahhed over Rihanna's debut River Island collection, we immediately hit up their online store to check out (see: buy) all our favorite pieces. We really couldn't get over one particular top from RiRi's collection, though. You know the one--it's the medium wash jean top with buckles and pockets on the front. Basically, it looks like the top portion of overalls were chopped off and made into a shirt. We mulled SO. HARD. over what we would wear this with but came up short. I mean, something this cropped certainly isn't work appropriate and pairing it with similar-colored jeans seemed odd. We could've just worn straight-up overalls! Lucky for us, Rihanna has been sporting tons of her River Island pieces as of late, and just last night she snapped a pic of her wearing—you guessed it—the denim crop top! Let's see how she wore it.
Kristin Cavallari at her Chinese Laundry shoe preview in New York on March 20.
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Ever since we peeped Kristin Cavallari's debut Chinese Laundry shoe collection last winter, we've been obsessed with her simply gorgeous platform pumps, embellished flats, and killer booties. Not only are her prices totally on point, but we could totally see sporting her shoes with everything in our wardrobe. (Like, literally her nude pumps would match every single ensemble we own.) Lucky for us, the ex-Hillsie is on the heels (heh) of releasing her spring line, and we got to talk to her ALL about it—in person—for all y'all to see.
Nigo, Pharrell, and Kanye West at a pre-VMA party in 2006.
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Twenty years ago today (exactly!), A Bathing Ape designer Nigo opened his very first store "Nowhere" in Harajuku, Tokyo. Since then, BAPE has risen to legendary status as a streetwear mainstay. Over the course of the past twenty years, the label has collaborated with a laundry list of entities from iconic characters (Hello Kitty, SpongeBob Square Pants) to mega brands (Pepsi, MAC) to artist heavy-weights like Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. In celebration of this major 20th anniversary, a select group of 20 artists, including Skateboard P and the (former) Louis Vuitton Don, will collaborate with BAPE on a range of T-shirts and art.
Whitney Port's Disney Untold Treasures By Whitney Eve lookbook.
We really missed Whitney Port at New York Fall 2013 Fashion Week this past February. We look forward to her runway show each season, and when we found out that she wouldn't be showing, we had a major sadface moment. Our sadness was unwarranted, however, as Whitney was hard at work on a new collection without us even knowing. The designer teamed up with Disney for the Untold Treasures by Whitney Eve collection for Fall 2013, and now you can check out the lookbook. In a statement at the beginning of the lookbook, Whitney explains her inspiration for the collection, saying "ever since I was a child I have been enthralled by The Little Mermaid." Whitney goes on to explain that she was her prints were inspired by and based "in the mythical beauty and ethereal quality of Ariel, the picturesque aquatic scenes, and the dreamy depths of the sea" in the animated film. Whitney created a collection of bright, rich blues and greens, fluid shapes, and surprising textures that pulls us out of our spring fever and plunks us down into the luxurious feeling of fall, with a definite under the sea vibe happening throughout.
Did Kanye West and Giuseppe Zanotti collab on these sneakers?
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Welp, I guess it's about time we own up. We need to apologize, to you and to ourselves, for being selfish over here at MTV Style. Sure, we tune in to dude fashion news every now and then, but that happens almost exclusively when ogling is involved. If this latest Kanye West x Giuseppe Zanotti question is any indication of the kinds of things we miss by keeping tunnel vision locked on women's fashion, though, it's high time we start paying closer attention to the wonderful world of menswear. You see, somehow in all our excitement about this duo's collaborative lady shoes, we completely overlooked that these two might have/probably/MAYBE teamed up for some men's sneakers!
Justin Timberlake at the 2013 Grammys and at the William Rast fall 2010 NYFW show.
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Unless you've been living on an island completely alone/without internet/phones/anything but a coconut, you'd notice that Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience musical comeback also came with a serious style transformation. His precious ringlets have been replaced by a sleek pompadour and his rugged leather jacket and distressed jeans look has been swapped out for tailored suits and impeccable ties. And, according to a New York Times article that came out yesterday, you can thank Tom Ford for that. I mean, we already knew that Tom was behind JT's killer ensembles in his "Suit & Tie" video, but we didn't realize just how deep Mr. Ford's influence on Justin's look was. The article states that Justin "is in certain ways a Ford creation, right down to the modified pompadour. 'I happen to like the hair straighter,' said Mr. Ford." Oh, is that so, Tom? I mean, don't get us wrong—we're obsessed with JT's new Rat Pack makeover, but what does this mean for the all-American William Rast label that he launched in 2005?
Alicia Keys at The Grove in Los Angeles on March 15.
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In the land of sneaker wedges, the wedge-happy population (aka Wedgonians) bustles with excitement. Queen Isabel Marant happily rules the roost, while classic sneaker brands hold court with their own wedge variations. But anticipation lingers, for a new resident has joined the mix. Alicia Keys-Beatz has added to her already eye-popping collection of custom-themed classic Reeboks; by deftly adding a hidden wedge heel to the iconic Freestyle, she has created a remix that seems pretty flawless. We want. We want to walk down the street in them, we want to put our feet up on a desk in them, and we want to do jazzercise in them. The wedged-up kicks stay true to the original Freestyle design, featuring double straps, 3 collar puffs and Freestyle heel counters. We're really feeling the red, a throwback to the original one-color pop that brought Freestyles to mainstream ubiquity in the '80s.
Kristin Cavallari and pieces from her Glamboutique collection.
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Friends, the time has finally come--Kristin Cavallari has launched her first-ever jewelry collection! Last fall, the former Hills girl announced that she'd be working with Glamboutique and business partner Pascal Mouawad (who helped launch Nicole Richie's House of Harlow label) to create a line of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings that are all under $100. Lucky for us, her collection is officially available to purchase on the internet, so now we all can snatch up our favorite (and affordable!) K Cav-designed goodies. Some of our favorite pieces include the Pyramidia Layered Necklace ($35), which features three, gold-plated chains with a circle pendant, pyramid studs, and light blue beads. We're also OBSESSED with her punky-yet-girly Safety Pin Earrings ($15) that come in solid gold, lavender, light pink and sky blue. The best part is that she also created a super cool Safety Pin Necklace ($22) to match.
Skrillex and the new G-Star "Illwood" jean.
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OK, so we already know there are about a zillion and one reasons out there to love Skrillex. His addictive dark, throbbing music (which we can soon hear in Spring Breakers, ahhh!). That signature half-shaved 'do, which has inspired an entire celeb fan following AND has even garnered its own name and hashtag, #Skrillexhair. His sleek, all-black personal style. While all of these traits are impressive, it's this undeniable steez that fits most perfectly with the artist's new gig, collaborating with denim giant G-Star. But while the producer has mostly stuck with scoring the brand's videos until now, we just got word that now he's dipping his hands into the design side of the biz with a brand new style of jeans. Get the scoop below!