Stüssy x Beavis and Butt-Head.
Photo: Courtesy of Stüssy
If you're anything like us, you embody the couch-locked pop-culture pundits Beavis and Butt-Head to the extent that you're maaaaaybe too lazy for appointment viewing. Though the resurrected run, aka Season 9, JUUUUUUST ended and that's all dreadfully it does also mark the AWESOME occasion of the entire 12 episode run being available for viewing online. DO THE MATH: this means you can watch it all on your iPad or laptop or Kindle Fire or whatever IN BED, which is the most luxurious viewing experience of all.
The only thing that gilds that ol' lily of a lazytime supine 'splosion is if you're WEARING a Beavis And Butt-Head x Stüssy crew neck sweatshirt with cashmere leggings (OH WE KNOW) while doing so...and drinking an alcoholic milkshake from a sippy cup (WHILE LYING DOWN). The thing you should know about your new and very necessary jumper is that its existence is partly owed to the birth of one man (NO, NOT MIKE JUDGE, but good guess). This dude goes by the name of Adam Jay Weissman and he is not only the art director at Stüssy and responsible for special T-shirt projects like Stüssy x Marvel, he is also the producer and percussionist for L.A.-based R&B, pop, soul, "cosmic sci-fi" trio Pollyn.
He's cool so we interviewed him and learned about what inspires him, what he loves about the CLASSIC MTV icons, and how the Beavis and Butt-Head-Stüssy collab almost never happened.
Oscar de la Renta x Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.
Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta, as a brand and as a man, has been known for ages as a kind of synonym for an otherworldly echelon of drama and luxury. Still relatively green, the Beats by Dr. Dre brand has already skyrocketed to the pinnacle in quality headphones, with high performance sonics that boast the ability to let people hear music the way the artists who make it do. Each name is colossally successful in its own right, but they've joined together for a bank account-breaking collaboration of epic proportions: these limited-edition plum Oscar de la Renta x Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.
Desigual shoppers wait in line for free clothes in Madrid on Jan. 2.
Photo: Getty Images
Remember last summer when we discovered that clothing brand Desigual was doing a collab with French circus performers Cirque Du Soleil? We were all, " WHAAAATF??" from the kooky nonsensical graphics from the Spanish fashion label, and now we're just as flummoxed that they're holding this insane sale where the first 100 people who show up to their Madrid store half-naked can leave fully dressed with a free Desigual ensemble.
To each their own and everything but COME ON. You're telling us people would brave the weather for ONE top and ONE bottom from Desigual? What is it with people and free ish?! Have they actually looked at the clothing line?" Like, for real, we'd rather see these poor young'ns shivering in their underwear than sporting this 100% polyester mock turtleneck with a weird swirly thing on the stomach with legs coming out of it and a random letter "D" over their right boob. Plus, each garment retails for $76. On one hand, it's highway robbery to ask normal, thinking humans to part with cash to drag such monstrosities away from the stores and into their homes but given the 34 degree weather it's also not worth the flu risk. This isn't after all a Miu Miu or Rick Owens sample sale. Who are these sons and daughters and WHY HAVEN'T THEIR PARENTS TAUGHT THEM BETTER? Also, do all Spanish ladies wear very cute cotton bikini panties? So many questions...
Marc Jacobs on the beach in St. Barts.
Happy New Year, everyone! We're finally back at work lapping up the fashion waves rolling our way, ready to take on another new year wrapped up in all things STYLE. We can almost feel the sunshine rays of resort 2012 gently rolling across our cheeks (sniffle) as we stare out the skyscraper window and try not to think about the below-freezing temps outside. Instead, we'd like to imagine warm sand scratching our toes, neon green Louis Vuitton beach towels delicately tied around our waists, and an oversize Birkin bag just beyond reach containing some scintillating airport-purchased novel we'll undoubtedly fall asleep under in the intense St. Barts heat.... Wait, are we hallucinating? When did we get so many tattoos, and ZOMG, what are these ginoromous pecs doing in our desk-side daydream?! Oh. Hi, Marc Jacobs. How long have we been staring at your holiday pics depicting totally highfalutin vacationing in the French West Indies with your on/off-again BF/former fiancé, Lorenzo Martone? Awhile, huh. Don't mind us, we're just seriously digging the matching swimwear you and your BFF (Best friend forever? Best former flame? Best forever fiancé?) are sporting on vacay.
Lime scuba dress from the Michael Kors Resort 2012 collection and the Nasty Gal version.
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors/Nasty Gal
It's not out of the ordinary to see standout runway pieces metamorphosed by other retailers, so seeing the heralded Michael Kors lime green scuba dress (which has become a kind of hallmark for the 2012 MK Resort collection) given the knockoff treatment by Nasty Gal wasn't entirely a surprise. While this certainly isn't as near a match as that Miu Miu / ASOS midi dress, the similarities and like-minded sentiments behind both styles are undeniably present. With nearly the entire office deserted due to holiday travel (except über-essentials like the Style team *hair flip*), we're left to our own devices, reaching out to the far corners of the internet for entertainment. So, let's play a game! Which design do you prefer?
Boy. by Band of Outsiders pre-fall 2012 collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Band of Outsiders
Chances are, if you're releasing a collection inspired by '70s style icon Diane Keaton circa her Woody Allen-directed classic Manhattan, we are gonna be 100 percent on board.
The 2012 pre-fall offerings from Boy. by Band Of Outsiders are well-tailored and feature tons of preppy meets party-girl pieces. (Note to the youf: If you haven't seen Manhattan, add that to the top of your Netflix queue immediately. And if "Diane Keaton" doesn't ring a bell for some of you, well, look her up and tell a friend. She's major.).
A dress from Miu Miu's Fall 2011 collection and one from ASOS.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of ASOS
For every girl with a fondness for a more feminine steeze, Miu Miu no doubt harbors a special place in her heart. The line's demure, '40s-inspired fall 2011 collection has been much talked about and ogled since the first victory-rolled look hit the runway last February, from the refreshingly covered silhouettes to the old-school floral prints to, of course, those ubiquitous glitter booties. Unfortunately, though widely beloved, not every girl can afford a Miu Miu of her own to love and cherish and flaunt in all her Facebook pictures. That's where ASOS comes in. The popular online retailer draws in hordes of style-conscious customers with its (seemingly endless) sales and a design aesthetic with a finger to the pulse of the fashion community. So it wasn't a huge surprise to learn that the ecommerce site boasts this SUUUUPER close replica of one of Miu Miu's midi-length dresses for a fraction of the OG price.
Elle Fanning wearing Rodarte spring 2012 couture.
Photo: Bill Owens/Courtesy of "A Magazine"
We can't get enough of Elle Fanning here at MTV Style. Every time we spy some new street style photo of her looking resplendent in a cute dress and ballet flats or walking the red carpet in Chanel, we spend time oohing and aahing over it in way that is probably borderline creepy. (We love you, Elle!) For such a young age, Miss Fanning already has her own sense of style, and we look forward to watching it evolve throughout her teen years. One label that she seems to align herself with is another of our faves, too, and that's Rodarte. Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy have cultivated a wildly original line that continues to wow the fash-masses. What's more, they enjoy frequent collaborations with stores like Opening Ceremony and with magazines such as Lula. They recently collaborated with A Magazine to curate an issue centering on themes involving their home state of California as well as their collections. Lucky for us, there's an ENTIRE SHOOT featuring Elle wearing Rodarte's spring 2012 couture collection in places like a lonely pool or in the confines of a 1960s-style bathroom. Oh, and did we mention there's also some Pearl Jam and psychedelic surf boards thrown in for good measure?
Vera Wang and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino may share a formal wear manufacturer.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of FLOW Formal Wear's Facebook
When the lovebitten ladyfolk of the world picture their fairy-tale weddings—all harpsichord strumming, rolling hills to the coast, and assorted sparkle magic of the like—most of the time, they're ALSO picturing themselves swaddled in the exquisite bridal garb of Miss Vera Wang. After years of being that go-to dream gown designer, Wang is finally showing the dudes some love with Black by Vera Wang. The tuxedo rental collection is part of an exclusive partnership Wang has just announced with The Men's Wearhouse, to provide all the grooms out there with the same keen and loving design eye afforded to so many ladies on their special day. While this is all very exciting in and of itself, what sparks OUR specific interest here is that, according to Fashionista Vera Wang's tuxes are expected to be made by Flow Formal Wear. If the name seems familiar, it's because it is. Flow is the very same company to manufacture our boy, The Situation's line of self-promoted penguin suits.
Versace for H&M's 2012 Cruise Collection.
Photo: Courtesy of H&M
All right, we're taking a poll. Raise your hand if you went certifiably BANANAS over the first Versace for H&M collection. DUH! Everyone did. We ogled each piece in the lookbook, stalked celebs wearing the clothes (yeah, we're talking about you too, Kanye!) and ran like crazed animals into H&M to buy a leopard/neon/printed jacket for ourselves. We also quite possibly (OK, totally) set up a tent somewhere near Fifth Avenue and froze in the cold for fashion. For hours. And now that we've FINALLY recovered from our retail frenzy-induced hangover, H&M has announced a second collection with Versace. SQUEAL. It's so epic, so magical, so full of sartorial brilliance that you must stop what you're doing and take a look. Like, NOW.