Snooki at her fragrance launch on Nov. 13.
Guys, Snooki is really, really close to fashion world domination. Like, we thought her accessories, flip-flops, handbags, and sunglasses lines were enough to prove that she was a TOTAL #bosslady, but as it turns out, that was just the beginning of her style endeavors. Last week, she launched her second fragrance and first-ever nail polish collection, and this week we were lucky enough to chat with her about it! (And try all the products out firsthand, obvi.) It turns out she not only launched a 3-piece glitter nail collection like we thought, but also tons of other "Snookified" polishes, including a shimmery green color called "Money Maker" and a magenta hue called "Smush That." She also surprised us with super-cute press-on nails (complete with bows!), animal print nail decals and even a scented top coat. We chatted about all-things beauty, including her freshly-dyed fiery red hair, obsession for nail art, and—GASP—future clothing line. Peep ALL the deets after the jump, and, just so you know, we're totally in love with her now. Baiii.
Nicki Minaj and her fashion-y self.
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Nicki Minaj has been pretty tight-lipped about her soon-to-be-released fashion line (well, except for the fact that it will be Harajuku Barbie-inspired and affordable for all her fans [YASSS!]), and even though her three-part, tell-all reality series is currently airing on E!, Nicki told Billboard that none of her fashion-related material will make it to the small screen. But, before you get totally bummed out, Nicki said she's saving all that footage for another possible reality show coinciding with the launch of her line. Eeeee!
Rihanna celebrates the completion of her River Island Spring/Summer collection with an Instagram.
Photo: Courtesy of @BadGalRiRi's Instagram
While you were trying to sop up egg yolk with a piece of bacon at brunch this weekend, Rihanna completed two major projects: her forthcoming Unapologetic album AND the Spring/Summer 2013 collection of her River Island collaboration range. And you thought making it out of bed before the third snooze was an accomplishment. What can we say? Between all the Instagram selfies, girl does work! Rather than a shot of the finished collection, Rih celebrated with one of her patented self-snaps, accompanied by a tweet reading, "Me! Spring/ summer collection with River Island is in the bag! #designerlife #RIHverIsland" — all the better to keep us waiting for the finished product!
A$AP Rocky officially licensed merchandise is now available at Karmaloop.
Photo: Courtesy of Karmaloop
Looks like the tour merch stand isn't the only place you can cop authorized A$AP Rocky swag anymore. Karmaloop is now selling limited quantities of officially licensed A$AP Rocky merchandise! The range is full of greyscale graphic tees and tanks emblazoned with classic A$AP Mob imagery and verbage. There are designs with "A$AP ROCKY" spelled out in paisley bandana print block letters, the "Live, Love, A$AP" album art, and Rocky's opening line to the "Wassup" hook — "I be that pretty m***********" — in skinny serif font.
The tees all go for $30, but men's and women's tanks will set you back a little more at $35. Why you have to pay $5 more for a garment made of arguably less fabric, we're not sure, but we'd guess it has something to do with sales metrics and trying to turn some kind of profit on tank tops as we enter the winter season. See the full collection and snag a shirt or two for yourself at Karmaloop.
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Snooki wearing some pieces from her Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi collection.
Photo: Via The Style Queen's Tumblr and Facebook
Friends, you might want to remember this day because it's certainly going down in MTV Style history. As of this very moment, Snooki will have officially dominated every corner of the accessories market, and there's no turning back. The Jersey Shore girl has already created multiple (successful) accessories collections including sunglasses, sandals, handbags, and slippers, but there was still one giant area left untouched: jewelry and hair accessories. And guess what? Snooki will be creating JUST that! Online retailer Style Queen announced that they'll be carrying Snooki's debut jewelry and hair accessories collection, called Snooki Couture By Nicole Polizzi, starting November 12.
It's no secret that Courtney Love is ob-sessed with all-things fashion. The Hole frontwoman launched her own "What Courtney Wore Today" blog back in 2010, and since then she's been selling her designer vintage pieces via eBay proving she has QUITE the couture collection (think: everything from Vivienne Westwood to Gucci). This month, though, she is finally making her own mark in the fashion world by launching her first-ever clothing collection called Never The Bride. Courtney debuted the first glimpse of her one-of-a-kind revamped vintage pieces in a photo shoot for Contributor Magazine featuring rainbow-haired model Chloe Norgaard. So why did Courtney create all original pieces made from repurposed goods? Believe it or not, she used to work in Paramount's wardrobe department in 1983, where she was supposed to discharge all the dry-rotted vintage clothing on set, but instead, kept the clothing and used them to create fresher, edgy "Edwardian, Victorian" looks. She even said that three Victorian-era dresses went into just one piece alone from her line. AMAZE.
Aubrey Plaza in her "Maxine" Lookmatic glasses.
Photo: Courtesy of Lookmatic
Remember way back when we told you about Jason Schwartzman's collection of thick-rimmed plastic glasses for online retailer Lookmatic? Now it's Aubrey Plaza's turn to try her hand at design! The Parks and Recreation star is the latest of the brand's creative "visionaries" series and we COULDN'T be more thrilled. The actress, Miu Miu muse, and Bust's most recent cover girl has just rolled out a trio of frames inspired by none other than her grandmother, Maxine. With tortoise, gray, and pale blue colorways, the sleek acetate style has a bareeely there cat-eye curve and hopscotches the line between nerdy and cool.
As if the Lil Wayne-designed label Trukfit weren't enough of a music-meets-fashion collision in itself, Weezy and his streetwear brand have teamed up with Beats by Dr. Dre for a pair of collaboration headphones. That's right, folks. Welcome into the world a piece of music hardware already backed by one rapper/producer and made extra stylish with the help of another emcee's FASHION label. Even better? We spotted them this weekend in the hands of THE Justin Bieber on his Instagram feed. Layers upon layers of MTV Style kryptonite right thurr.
Lauren Conrad in her LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's holiday collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Kohl's
Lauren Conrad is at it again! The former Hills star released yet another LC Lauren Conrad Kohl's collection (for holiday!), but this time she got to pick out her top looks. Pretty cool, eh? (We've got connections, NBD. *brushes shoulders off*) Her top 5 outfits include everything from sparkly NYE-ready frocks to cozy graphic sweaters, and, man, suddenly we're getting WAY too excited for winter to roll around. LC's first fave look features a gold sparkle dress ($64) with a bow belt that cinches in the waist. She finished the ensemble with some killer pewter pumps ($60) that could match, um, basically everything in our wardrobe. Up next is party-ready LBD with a 'dorbs bow in the back and a hint of lace ($64). She finished this look with a sky-high pony AND sky-high pumps ($60), which we love. CA-UTE.
Taylor Swift and her brand new, special edition Keds.
Photo: Photography by Brian Doben ©2012 Firefly Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
First things first: We've been listening to Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," the latest single from her upcoming album Red, on repeat in the most serious way ever since it was released. We might need an intervention soon, we'll let you know. To put it lightly, we are REALLY excited to hear the full album, and have October 22nd circled on our calendars (in red, duh). We also have another way to celebrate the release now, thanks to our favorite sneakers, Keds. The classic footwear brand announced this morning that they are signing Taylor for a three year collaborative deal, as they re-launch their brand as a women's only label. We've been wearing pair after pair of white Keds' Champions into the ground for years (although not that many pairs, they last a long time given the abuse we put them through), as have some of our fashion icons (most notably Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss), but we might just have to switch up our color preference now that we've seen the first pair Taylor is coming out with. The sneaks, which are being released on the same day as her record, are, you guessed it, red!