B*A*P*S

A scene from B*A*P*S.
Photo: New Line Cinema

If you've never seen B*A*P*S, do yourself a favor and get acquainted with it right now. I know it has an abyssmal 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but when was the last time you saw Halle Berry dance like that??? (Yes, that's Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry in the above orange latex jumpsuit.) Ambling plot lines and whatever/meh dialogue notwithstanding, the costume design in this movie is exemplary and 100% resonates with present-day trends. Gobs of gold, denim on denim, crop tops, and so much more. (Fun Fact: Ruth E. Carter, the B*A*P*S costume designer, is also responsible for the wardrobe in Do The Right Thing, Amistad, Love & Basketball, and a slew of other beloved films.) Thus, we're THAT much more stoked to celebrate B*A*P*S' anniversary (the film came out on this day in 1997). In honor of the film's 17th birthday, we're presenting you with a TON of GIFs to relive the movie's ATL-to-Beverly Hills style over and over (and over and over).

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Veronica Mars

A still from 'Veronica Mars.'
Photo: Warner Bros.

All of you saw the Veronica Mars movie last weekend, right? Right?! (If not, we hope the surgery went well, since presumably that’s your excuse.) So last week, we strolled down the hallowed halls of Neptune High with Salvador Perez, costume designer for the original series. He filled us in on the secrets behind Veronica’s pink-and-green color palette, Logan’s love of orange, the genesis of Dick’s statement tees, and so much more.

We also spoke to the film’s costume designer, Genevieve Tyrrell, to find out how she helped the beloved gang of Pirates ~mature~. The movie picks up 10 years after we last saw the cast in college, and so much has happened: Veronica has swapped her career as a private detective for a promising future as a lawyer, she’s been in a year-long relationship with Piz (Chris Lowell), and she hasn’t spoken to her epic love Logan (Jason Dohring) in NINE YEARS! But when Logan is accused of murdering his pop star girlfriend, Bonnie DeVille (née Carrie Bishop, played by Andrea Estrella), Veronica quickly ditches her new life in New York City to return to Neptune, where she confronts suspects old and new (hi, Gaby Hoffmamnn and Martin Starr!). (They play Ruby Jetson and Lou "Cobb" Cobbler, respectively.) Tyrrell dished on Veronica’s grown-up steez, Bonnie’s rock-roots fashion inspiration, and why modern-day Logan presented her with a “wardrobe conundrum.”

So when you signed on to the film, what was your first step in planning the characters’ style?

We did a breakdown of the progression of the characters. With Veronica in particular, because the series has a more ’90s sensibility, we wanted to show the passage of time, to show that she had graduated college, that she was this professional New York adult woman now. We also set about to make the initial changes that we see at the beginning in New York be different from what we then were moving to when she gets back to Neptune.

Veronica Mars

A still from 'Veronica Mars.'
Photo: Warner Bros.

Sal mentioned you hadn’t seen much of the series. Did you end up having to watch a lot of it to get prepped?

Well, I watched the first season and the last season, and I talked to Sal about how he saw the characters during the series, and he gave me a ton of information about their personalities, which was incredibly helpful. And then, you know, talking to [creator] Rob [Thomas], talking to some of the producers—because we see the characters in this one-week period in the movie. Dick and Logan and everybody has had life happen since we last saw them, so it was important to get that information.

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Veronica Mars

The many looks of Veronica Mars.
Photo: Warner Bros.

OK, Marshmallows, the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie is only a day away from theaters. Are you as excited/relieved as we are (impossible) that Veronica will finally be reunited with Logan, her one true love (sorry-not-sorry, Piz), as well as Wallace, Mac, Dick, and the rest of the Neptune Pirates?

Veronica Mars

Top: Lilly and Veronica in a flashback, Bottom: Logan and Veronica
Photo: Warner Bros.

Well, not so fast. First, let’s wallow in our nostalgia for creator Rob Thomas’ brilliant, short-lived series, which aired on UPN/The CW from 2004 until 2007 and starred Kristen Bell as a droll teenage detective trying to solve the murder of her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) in the small beach town of Neptune, California. The series ended after three seasons with things between Veronica and (obligatory-psychotic-jackass-turned-epic-love-interest) Logan (Jason Dohring) left tragically unresolved. The open-ended, unsatisfying finale only served to spur on a fandom that multiplied like gremlins in water over the six years since the series was yanked from the small screen, with the result being enough wallet-wielding followers that the proposed film version raised and surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $2 million within its first 11 hours, breaking records, causing aftershocks in pop culture, and becoming a cancelled-series fandom/crowd-funding legend.

Veronica Mars

The characters all grown up in stills from the 'Veronica Mars' movie.
Photo: Warner Bros.

And who could forget Veronica in those chunky Fluevog boots and military jackets? Or Logan's triumphant smoldering amid all that orange? Or Dick (Party Down's Ryan Hansen) rocking those smarmy statement tees? You’ve already seen the trailer, so you probably noticed how all growed up everybody is. Veronica is wearing black(!) pantsuits now, Mac (Tina Marjorino) has an awesome hair cut, and is that Logan looking perfectly at home in a fitted dress shirt? But before we swoon over the characters’ updated styles with the film’s costume designer, Genevieve Tyrrell, which we will do next week (so check back), we wanted to talk to the man who first put puka shells on Logan Echolls: series costume designer Salvador Perez (Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project). “Rob created those characters, and he made them interesting, but I made them look cool,” says Perez. Indeed, and we have about 97 questions for him.

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Divergent

A still from "Divergent."
Photo: Summit Entertainment

Only 10 more days until Divergent hits the big screens. TEN DAYS, people. That may seem like a short amount of time, but for fans of the dystopian book series (myself included), it is still long enough to feel like torture. The film's trailers have revealed little snippets of what's to come—The Pit, fear landscapes, ferris wheel, Theo James' abs—and it already looks pretty amazing. And on the style tip, thanks to costume designer Carlo Poggioli, the faction wardrobes are RIGHT on point.

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Sure, the Oscars are the crown jewel of awards season fashion as far as the red carpet is concerned, but don't sleep on the Costume Designers Guild Awards. The clothes from your favorite movies and TV shows (and even commercials) deserve love, too, and the CDGAs is where they get it. Being that we're fans of style off and on the screen, we're breaking down this year's biggest winners.

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

Michael Douglas

A still from "Behind The Candelabra."
Photo: HBO Films

Category: Outstanding Made For Television Movie Or Mini Series
Winner: Behind the Candelabra costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick
What Makes This Wardrobe Rad: It's no secret that we loved (still and will forever love, TBH) HBO's Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra. Between Michael Douglas drenched (DRENCHED) in head-to-toe baby pink sequins and Matt Damon swanning out of kidney bean-shaped pools in bedazzled man-kinis, what's not to love, amirite? Liberace is the definition of over-the-top opulence, and BOY, Ellen Mirojnick delivered.

Matt Damon

A still from "Behind the Candelabra."
Photo: HBO Films

And, while it's hard to tell because Douglas and Damon (AND ROB LOWE) are pictured pulling so many Drakes ("I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house"), dripping with gold at every hour of the day, I dare say Ellen didn't go too far overboard with the baubles and gems. In a really surprising way, it all feels just right.

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Beyonce

Givenchy's sketches and Beyonce wearing the outfit.
Photo: Beyonce.com

Last night in Glasgow, the Mrs. Carter Show audience was treated to performances of new songs from Beyonce’s self-titled opus and, naturally, new costumes. After all, this is the songstress who made a whopping 17 videos for each new song with exponentially more outfits—there was no way she’d skimp on the clothes for her new post-album set. So Beyonce recruited her designer BFFs like Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci to draw up some new wares for her tour. NBD. (He's responsible for her above “***Flawless” look.)

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Whomp. Our Friday nights are about to feature a lot less Carrie Bradshaw. The Carrie Diaries season finale aired last night, and whether or not the show will be coming back anytime soon remains up in the air. I guess I will have to Google Austin Butler's name every once in a while to see how he's doing instead of watching his QT face on my screen. I guess I'll live. The episode wrapped up a lot of loose ends, and while I'd be sad if Carrie & Co. were never to return, I'd be satisfied with where things were left. Especially with all of the fashion that we were treated to in this final episode. While Carrie getting fired from Interview and deciding to move to L.A. with Sebastian was a major plot point, the main event was Larissa's wedding. We have all the deets on wedding looks from Eric Daman, the show's costume designer, so LEGGO!

The Carrie Diaries

AnnaSophia Robb on 'The Carrie Diaries.'
Photo: The CW

After getting fired from her job, Carrie turns to her ex-BF Weaver (#hey) for advice. She visits him at his brownstone, which, BTW, bears an eerie resemblance to the one future CB lives in. Eric told us, "I really wanted to have an end of season flash forward to fabulous Carrie Bradshaw fashion moment! A super special AHA outfit that was an ode to the Sex and the City Carrie we know and love! And so I put together this little ensemble: gorgeous green statement coat (borrowed from my BF Blair Waldorf)? Check! Midi circle skirt with crinoline? Check! Totally '80s leopard-print top? Check! Totally amazing shoes (found these to-die-for Sophia Webster pencil and notebook paper Mary Janes on a last-minute run to Bergdorf's and died a little at how they were THE perfect embodiment of a Carrie shoe! The fashion! The whimsy! The writing utensils!). And, of course, no tenue du jour would be Carrie Complete without a Fendi baguette (in glass tile mosaic...WHAT?!?). I call this look 'back to the future fashion phenom!'"

CARRIE BRADSHAW (ANNASOPHIA ROBB)

+ Coat: Nanette Lepore
+ Top: Topshop
+ Skirt: Yoana Barashi from Anthropologie
+ Stockings: Commando
+ Shoes: Sophia Webster
+ Purse: Fendi
+ Earrings: Adia Kibur
+ "C" Broach: Topshop

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girls

'Girls' costume designer, Jenn Rogien, in the show's wardrobe department.
Photo: The Coveteur

If you've ever watched Girls, you've probably found yourself excitedly pointing at the television, screaming, "HEY, I HAVE THAT TOP! I THINK." And then you undoubtedly rewind, pause, and run to your closet to confirm. "OMG. I DO have that top." *turns to friend, significant other and/or entirety of viewing party* "Told you so." Not to burst your bubble or anything, but we'd guess a LOT of people have picked up some of the very same pieces that Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shosh wear on the show—because the characters shop at some of the very same places as us IRL folk. "They source the clothes and accessories from vintage shops, Urban Outfitters, Etsy, Beacon’s Closet, Bergdorfs, Salvation Army, Strawberry and, like, everywhere in between," The Coveteur dishes in a new, behind-the-scenes interview with Girls' costume designer, Jenn Rogien.

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Teen Wolf

Isaac and his scarf on 'Teen Wolf.'
Photo: MTV

On last night's Teen Wolf, Isaac wore a navy blue scarf. It looked good, IMHO. Though so does everything he wears, so, like, maybe I'm biased. If you're familiar with Teen Wolf, the scarf doesn't seem out of place in Isaac's wardrobe: dude loves cardigans and deep V-neck tees. Plus, maybe his neck gets chilly from time to time. We've all been there. All of us, except Stiles, I guess, who makes fun of Isaac's scarf because it's 65 degrees out. Some people just like the feel of a nice scarf around their necks, Stiles. Jeez.

Given that Stiles had such a strong opinion on Isaac's sartorial choice, we checked in with Teen Wolf's costume designer, Barbara Vasquez, for the full 411 on the scarf.

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This week's The Carrie Diaries had a lot going on. Like, a ton. Maggie accidentally joined the Army (don't ask), Sebastian attempted to launch his own skateboard clothing company, and Walt and Bennett had to face the threat of AIDS for the first time. Carrie, as always, looked stylish and ready for Valentine's Day (even though her boyfriend canceled their plans so he could go out with Tony Hawk). As usual, we got the wardrobe deets from the show's costume designer, Eric Daman, so check 'em out below!

The Carrie Diaries

AnnaSophia Robb on 'The Carrie Diaries.'
Photo: The CW

The episode opens with Carrie walking in Soho (does she go to school anymore, JW?) and ruminating on Valentine's Day. Since it's supposed to be February and therefore chilly out, Eric told us about finding the perfect V-Day coat: "Ever since Gossip Girl, I have developed a love/hate relationship with coats and having to design around them for outdoor scenes. Now, with The Carrie Diaries, I am again faced with the difficult task of making outerwear fab, cute, and Carrie-licious. Making this selection even harder is the oversized coat trend currently sweeping the fashion world!!! Finding a cute coat that fits Miss Bradshaw is nearly impossible! Luckily, I stumbled upon the children's outerwear section at Saks and saw this beautiful Dolce & Gabbana coat! Perfection! High style and fit to a T.! Plus, kids' designer clothes are like half as much as the adult versions!"

CARRIE BRADSHAW (ANNASOPHIA ROBB)
+ Dress: Goodtime from GoJane
+ Stockings: Wolford
+ Shoes: Sophia Webster
+ Earrings: Vintage
+ Necklace: Vintage
+ Coat: Dolce & Gabbana
+ Purse: Paula Cademartori

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