Happy July, y'all! Whether you've already gotten a head-start on your Independence Day festivities or you're about to embark on your star-spangled holiday soon, let Selena Gomez and her summer-ready snapshots be a style inspiration to us all. The screen starlette turned pop star turned celebrity designer modeled a nautical striped swimsuit and a pair of heart-shaped tortoiseshell sunnies from her summer Dream Out Loud collection for KMart. The sun-kissed look was perfectly complemented by her newly auburn ombre hair and minimal makeup. But her sartorial side project isn't the only thing Selena shared this weekend! *rubs hands together menacingly*
Justin Bieber's "Girlfriend" fragrance.
Photo: Courtesy of Justin Bieber Fragrances
If you were in the 3-foot radius of any teenage girl yesterday, you might know that Justin Bieber's sophomore fragrance Girlfriend just hit Macy's stores. Bieber told WWD on Monday that "Girlfriend is kind of a more mature version of Someday." While the adjective "mature" when referring to a scent is typically not used as a selling point (à la extra-mature cheeses and the like *shudders*), we're definitely interested to find out what exactly this perfume smells like. The fragrance is finally on shelves across the country, which means it's fair game for the testing, WHICH MEANS (as it so often does here at MTV Style) that it's time for an office-wide blind smell test to unpack Bieber's new scent. Because it's hot on the heels of his debut fragrance Someday, we decided there was no more opportune time to compare the two! We took unmarked samples of both (and some palate-cleansing coffee because we're consummate professionals) around the floor and took down reactions.
The Ramos x Bon Iver shoe.
Photo: Courtesy of KEEP
Ever felt the urge to walk a mile in a rockstar's shoes? Well, now you can....kind of. Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has just announced that he's teamed up with Los Angeles footwear brand KEEP on a fresh new style of sneakers. It's the second in a series of collabs for the company, who last recruited indie act Animal Collective to lend their creative juices last year on some high tops, low tops, and slip-ons. Sure, the idea is pretty awesome on its own, but here's the kicker (sorry, had to!). The sale proceeds will go to support Best Friends Animal Society, an advocacy group for abandoned animals, so you can look good AND do good at the same time. Oh, and here's another reason to score 'em: unlike like the Yeezy 2's, these sneaks retail for a decidedly more affordable $75. Ahem, hear that, Kanye?
Selena Gomez launches her new fragrance at Macy's in New York.
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Can we just say that summer looks reeeeeeally good on Selena Gomez? Okay, real talk, everything looks good on this girl, but the season of sun and skin appears to be where Sel is truly thriving. The Spring Breakers star graced New York City this weekend for the grand launch of her eponymously named fragrance. For the scent's ceremonious debut, Selena wore the most grade A-dorbz summer short suit, looking the perfect combination of summery fresh and fashion forward.
Selena Gomez behind-the-scenes of her next Dream Out Loud commercial shoot.
Photo: Courtesy of Selena Gomez's Facebook
Ever since Spring Breakers wrapped, we haven't seen nearly as much of Selena Gomez as we'd like. Sel has been so hard at work filming her next project, seducing interior painters, and promoting her brand new eponymously named fragrance, that her personal photo feed (a.k.a. Twitter, a.k.a. our biggest window into her daily goings on, a.k.a. our LIFE BLOOD) has been relatively quiet. Hopefully, today is when all that changes as she puts on her designer/marketer hat to film the next commerical for her KMart collaboration, Dream Out Loud!
Beth Ditto in New York City.
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Whatever Beth Ditto's secret is for having so much energy, we want it...now. Seriously, the Gossip frontwoman has been making MAJOR moves lately, first rocking bedazzled eyebrows in the band's mod-inspired music video, and now talking about dream clothing collabs with New York Magazine. The musician has already worked on a fashion line before, with the U.K. company Evans, but, as she tells NYMag, there were logistical problems turning her designs around fast enough. Instead of partnering with a larger brand, Ditto admits she wants to do her own thing: "I really want to do my own line that’s ethically made, and I can do whatever the f*** I want with it." Um, her very own clothing line? Talk about a no-brainer. Especially given Ditto's love for sequins, sparkles, and all kinds of minidresses, we can't really think of anything better.
We're big fans of Lourdes-and-mama-Madonna run clothing line Material Girl and have been following the brand since its launch in 2010. Since then, the MG has been fronted by a few different faces (including OG Taylor Momsen), but the latest iteration of Material Girl is the lovely Miss Georgia May Jagger.
Snooki and two of her new sunglasses styles.
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We're sure Snooki has her hands fullgiven the impending premiere of her Jersey Shore spin-off with bosom buddy JWOWW and that little bun in her oven, but she's apparently not too busy to maintain her retail empire. Making good on her tease late last month, The Princess of Poughkeepsie has finally released new summer styles for her Snooki by Nicole Polizzi sunnies.
Selena Gomez's eponymous debut fragrance.
Photo: Courtesy of Selena Gomez/Macy's
In a beauty world that's steadily being influxed with hoards of celebrity fragrances, it can be difficult to separate yourself (and scent) from the pack, to be sure that your target market will want to wear your perfume. Selena Gomez is certainly down to try, though. While her boyfriend may already be racking up accolades for "Someday," Sel is aiming for the jugular with her eponymous fan-sourced fragrance. The free samples have been shipped, coinciding with the lippy bottles' first appearances on Macy's shelves, so we can FINALLY lay to rest everyone's #1 burning question: what does Selena Gomez's fragrance actually smell like? We took to the peeps inhabiting our very own office walls for their answers.
A$AP Rocky and RSVP Gallery collaborate on R$VPA$AP capsule collection.
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Early this month, Chicago's RSVP Gallery launched their hotly anticipated collaboration with one of the rap game's brightest young rookies, A$AP Rocky. The R$VPA$AP capsule collection consists of tees, tanks, and accessories and is slowly starting to trickle onto RSVP's ecommerce site. The range of streetwear follows a spring-ready black-and-mint color palette featuring elements of bandana paisley and varsity details throughout.