AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw in season 2 of 'The Carrie Diaries.'
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In case you haven't had it marked in your calendars for weeks like we have, The Carrie Diaries is back on Friday! We'll finally see how Carrie's summer in NYC went (spoiler alert: she ends up there as an adult), as well as how her job at Interview is going (spoiler alert: she ends up as a newspaper columnist). Seems like young Carrie has adult Carrie figured out prettttty well. In a new preview, we see that the gang is (largely) back together, Samantha makes her grand entrance, and Carrie is dealing with heartbreak. Boo Sebastian. Boo Maggie.
How is Carrie coping with her feelings? A new look, obviously! Carrie debuts a shorter and sleeker 'do in the preview and admits that the sting of defeat is made "easier by an awesome new look." We agree, CB, we totally agree. Carrie's fabulous '80s fashion is also back in full-force: there are a lot of prints (we see you, polka dot shirt and leopard print shorts), bodycon dresses, and overalls this season.
Praise be to VH1 and TLC for this biopic (airing tonight at 9 p.m. EST)! Not only does it give us a look at some previously untold TLC history—by way of Drew Sidora, Keke Palmer, and Lil Mama—CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story afforded us the opportunity to talk to T-Boz and Chilli themselves about the wardrobing process for the film and the group's rise to style infamy which maaaayyyy or may not have caused this writer to go into cold sweats immediately following this interview. It's not every day you get the chance to talk to your heroes, OK??
A still from 'Romeo & Juliet.'
FYI: Romeo & Juliet comes out tomorrow (SQUEE!)—and we canNOT wait to see Douglas Booth run around in a pair of velvet jodhpurs, y’all. Of course, we’re ALSO really excited about seeing our ultimate teen style crush, Hailee Steinfeld, shine bright like a diamond in a bunch of ornately embellished Elizabethan gowns. No, really. She'll actually be covered in a bunch of Swarovski crystals, thanks to the backing of the bling giant’s new film division. This will be Swarovski Entertainment Ltd’s first feature film (cue "Started From the Bottom," but like, lol, not really), and they're spilling the deets on Romeo & Juliet’s unique costume design BEFORE we see the threads in action tomorrow on the big screen. (SQUEE x2!)
It's no secret that we're big fans of Selena Gomez around here at MTV Style: we keep up to date on her hairstyles, who she's hanging out with, and what she's wearing on tour. As big-time Selenators, imagine how excited we were when we found out that we'd get to chat with Selly about her "Stars Dance" tour wardrobe, her role in the design process, and how she changes outfits so many times. We were the most excited.
Dev Patel as Neal Sampat on Season 2 Episode 5 of HBO's "The Newsroom."
The blow of the end of this second season of The Newsroom is somewhat softened by its uncharacteristically happy ending (and teetering on the brink of the fall TV season *exhaaaaaaales*), but there are just no two ways around it: we're going to miss Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) and his elegant grandfather cardigan game.
Dev Patel as Neal Sampat on Season 2 Episode 2 of HBO's "The Newsroom."
Maybe we were too wrapped up in reacquainting ourselves with Aaron Sorkin's mile-a-minute dialogue in the first season, but this second season, we just couldn't help admiring the excellent layering job done by ACN's resident tech whiz kid and feeling like we needed to rethink that frumpy emergency "work cardigan" we leave draped on the backs of our desk chairs. (Oh, COME ON, you all have them!!)
WWCW: What Would Carrie Wear?
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It's hard to imagine Carrie Bradshaw pre-Manolos (see also: "I've spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!" – SATC, Season 4). But as costume designer for The Carrie Diaries, Eric Daman (who, BTW, apprenticed with Pat Fields and basically bathed in a haute closet doing costumes on Gossip Girl) has done a totally ~radical~ job at doing just that. Like, totally. For sure.
Spike Lee as Mookie in 'Do The Right Thing.'
Photo: Universal Pictures
The 2013 Video Music Awards are breaking new ground as the very first awards show in Brooklyn, kicking off live at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 25 from Barclays Center. (And if you don't know, now you knowwww.) In honor of the history-making show, we're immersing ourselves in the VMAs' new neighborhood, unpacking iconic aspects of BK style in movies, music, and art. First up, Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.
Do The Right Thing is a cultural triumph, telling the story of one day—the hottest of the year—in a Bed-Stuy neighborhood bubbling over with racial tension. The film, Lee's third-EVER feature, is visually stunning, awash with a vibrant and jumbled color palette of yellows, reds, limes, and purples, and the interplay is arresting, adding a slightly surreal tinge to the rising turbulence. The silhouettes—tees, shorts, tanks—remind you that it's a hot summer day on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington and Quincy street. The film and Ruth E. Carter's brilliant costuming work had a highly influential trickle-down effect—see Will Smith's TV wardrobe for the entire six-season run of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. (Important/Fun Fact: Carter is also the genius responsible for Halle Berry's orange patent latex and gravity-defying hair in B*A*P*S.)
Lydia and Stiles in 'Teen Wolf.'
OK guys, so we know that there's a lot of drama going on at Beacon Hills High School. Packs are feuding, and we were left with a MAJOR cliffhanger at the end of tonight's episode of Teen Wolf (To Be Continued are the worst three words on a television screen am I right?), but we're going to focus on the juicy plot points because... Lydia and Stiles finally kissed! *SQUEALS* Stiles has always fawned over Lydia, so we loved seeing the twosome in a heart-warming lip lock. In honor of the monumental occasion, we can't help but dissect their perfect style as a potential couple!
'The To Do List.'
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The To Do List hit me right in the feels for a lot of different reasons. I realized my intense love for Donald Glover after watching him dance in yellow overalls. I had a sudden desire to throw away all my purses and just carry a Trapper Keeper to my next party. And yeah, for the first time ever, I found myself thinking, "Hmm, maybe I should buy a pair of skorts."
Aside from the A+ incredible cast (Aubrey Plaza, you just may have redeemed yourself from that whole MTV Movie Awards Will Ferrell stage-crash thing) and cringe-worthy sex jokes, the real star of The To Do List is the throwback '90s fashion. The characters aren't just wearing crop tops and cut-offs; they're using those crop tops and cut-offs to tell a story. A story about just how embarrassing high school is. Deep, right? My favorite '90s staples are used here to make me simultaneously yearn for the bodacious decade AND praise Alanis that I made it out of there alive. So, here are the 5 most awkward '90s style staples, as told by The To Do List (also, real life).
Stiles in 'Teen Wolf.'
We'll be honest—we can never get enough of Stiles' layered tee ensembles on Teen Wolf. Sure, Dylan O'Brien rocks simply chic looks IRL, but costume designer Barbara Vazquez styles Stiles (hehe) in goofy tees as an homage to the original '80s film for the show. She told us, "If you’ll notice, Stiles, you see him wearing a T-shirt with something ridiculous on it, or has a funny image, which is what the original styles had in the original movie." Ahhh, now it all makes sense! This week, Stiles stayed true to his go-to layered graphic tee and plaid shirt ensemble, but opted for a summery surfer ringer tee with a navy blue plaid button-up thrown on top.