L-Boy in Odd Future's Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook.
Photo: Odd Future
Nothing makes me pine for spring (and summer!) harder than a short-sleeved button-up shirt covered in hot air balloons. Also, heart-shaped sunglasses, but those aren't actually part of the Odd Future collection. New England readers beware, you're in for some serious coast envy. The OFWGKTA hip-hop collective (which also maintains a rapidly growing streetwear line and shop based on Los Angeles' infamous Fairfax Avenue) has just released a brand spankin' new lookbook for the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The photo series stars Lionel, Lucas, and more of OF's closest friends modeling OF's newest togs, from this here balloon woven shirt to the classic cat-emblazoned designs (like this Trash Wang tee) that we've grown to know and love.
Justin Bieber's new "X" arm tattoo.
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Honestly, how many tattoos is Justin Bieber going to get? I know this is very "Kids these days!" and "Get off my lawn!" and *shakes balled-up fist at the sky*, but come on, man. As MTV Style's resident Bieber Stan and (self-proclaimed) expert, I feel like I'm throwing up alerts about Justin's new ink at least once a month. Actually, now that I'm looking back, I pretty much HAVE been writing about Bieber's tattoos once-a-month since last September (with the exception of November which was all about Harry Styles' new avian chest tatt). February officially ends tomorrow, but Bieber has just made me an honest woman (as far as my conjectures about my coverage of his body art, that is), eking one out before the month closes: a giant serif "X" on his forearm.
Kevin Durant for "Teen Vogue" and Russell Westbrook for "L'Uomo Vogue" magazines.
Photo: Teen Vogue/L'Uomo Vogue
Not only did Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook make waves on the court by leading their Oklahoma City Thunder team straight to the 2012 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, the dynamic duo made names for themselves as bonafide style stars by way of their head-turning post-game ensembles off the hardwood. Now, in this second month of 2013, KD and Russ are getting the Vogue treatment with shoots in Teen Vogue and L'Uomo Vogue, respectively.
There's an unmistakable new attitude toward fashion in the world of sports. No longer is having an interest in, let alone a flair for, style a fringy, sourly regarded thing. Athletes are embracing fashion, and the fashion world, in turn, is reciprocating. In no sport is that more wide-spread at the moment than basketball, and with the season inching closer and closer to the NBA Playoffs (kicking off in a little over a month), editorial outlets are picking up steam on their hoops coverage, shining style spotlights on the league's best and brightest.
A$AP Rocky for Mr Porter.
Photo: Mr Porter/Bruno Staub
We're intimately aware of Mr Porter's knack for creating swoon-worthy, productivity-annihilating dude-fashion editorials, but this latest shoot with A$AP Rocky really takes the cake. The world already knows that Rocky is a pretty mother...y'know as are SO many of Mr Porter's other subjects (see Paul Wesley, Douglas Booth, and Matthew Gray Gubler for further proof), but the Harlem-native's shoot is a welcome change of pace for the men's style destination. Where most Mr Porter subjects skew kind of conservative — crewneck cable knits, classic chinos, nautical stripes — Rocky embraces trends, adopts them early, and wears them devastatingly well.
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Discussing and dissecting each and every little strand on Harry Styles' perfectly coiffed head is well-tread territory on the interwebs these days, but you know what's rare? Actually getting the secret to the One Direction singer's shaggy moptop, which is why we're sharing this VERY IMPORTANT NEWS to you guys. Emily Weiss of the beauty site Into The Gloss ran into Harry (!) unexpectedly at a London Fashion Week event where he was DJing to practically ZERO crowd— we know, we can't believe it either— and did what any self-respecting journalist would do: freak out silently in a dark corner and then summon the courage to talk to him. We're glad she did, because in that brief encounter, she managed to pry as much info as she could about his beauty "routine" (if you can call it that?), as well as pass on lots of major stuff like what happens when one takes a picture with Harry Styles. Intrigued? See what we learned after the jump!
Justin Bieber wears a gas mask while shopping at ACNE in London.
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Style universe, help us give up a rousing welcome to the newest celebrity accessory trend and every paparazzo's biggest nightmare: full-face masks. On his recent trip to London, Justin Bieber joined the ranks of fellow face-shielders Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and Tyler, The Creator with this here black GAS MASK he wore to go shopping at ACNE. Taking the murdered out all-black-everything look to the extreme, Biebsy rolled up to the Swedish label's London boutique wearing (toe to top) patent leather dress shoes, slim fit leather pants, a black tank top, a zip-up minimalist leather jacket, and was accessorized with the aforementioned full-face respirator, a black Brooklyn Nets snapback, and his go-to Jesus piece.
Photo: Courtesy of @JaredLeto Instagram
BIG NEWS: after teasing us on Twitter practically nonstop over the past 24 hours, Jared Leto has revealed his brand new back tattoo! The actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman made a deal with his followers yesterday, saying that he would unveil his latest ink once he reached 1 million, and well, it happened. Mere minutes ago. That was quick! (Um, NOT that we were refreshing our Jared Leto Twitter tab, or anything...). He posted the photo of himself facing backwards against a stark blue background this morning, saying "I made you a promise when I hit one million followers. Thank you all! xo" No Jared, thank YOU.
DJ Yung Skeeter.
Photo: Courtesy of DJ Yung Skeeter
The DJ formerly known as Skeet Skeet, who now goes by Yung Skeeter, a moniker which I highly endorse, is, for a lack of better words/not enough coffee, THE BOMB. Yeah, I went there. How else do you describe the LA-based dude with a penchant for getting the cool kids in a downright tizzy by blasting TLC classics and other immaculate gems? Oh! He’s also Katy Perry’s BFF. He’s toured the world “playin arenas 'n' s***” as the kitten lover’s main spinning machine. NBD or anything. Another fun fact: the last time I kicked it with Skeeter, he was rocking a Cher concert t-shirt. *Faints in traffic, dies* So, I daaaare y’all to come up with a more appropriate adjective for the hottie. Until then, I’m gonna go ahead and stick with "the-bomb-dot-com". Let me also emphasize that the super talented Yung Skeeter is responsible for giving me multiple eargasms, for which I’m quite thankful. Did I also mention we are both wild Sagittarius’ who share the same b-day? There’s that, too. *Hair flip* Today’s a good day at MTV Style, because yep, the best remix-er on the planet (and who I totally believe will be a soon-to-be Grammy Award-winning producer) is today’s Favorite Things-er. Sartorial spoiler alert: He didn’t shout out the aforementioned Cher amazingness of a t-shirt, but he did give love to his Drake bootleg t-shirt, which I’d like to borrow and never return.
A round of applause for the gentlemen of Hollywood, everyone! The Oscars red carpet is all about the dresses, so much so that sometimes our swoon-worthy leading men get left in the dust just a little bit. Is there anything better than a man in a suit though? I mean yeah, looking at beautiful gowns fills our little hearts with joy, but there's another part of our hearts reserved solely for a dashing gentleman in a crisp bow tie. I mean right? Some of MTV Style's biggest crushes were out on the carpet tonight, and it was hard to focus on picking our our ladies' top looks while we were busy writing our initials inside of hearts with theirs on our notebooks *throws "MD hearts JGL"-covered notebook under desk*. But seriously, you might think all suits are created equal, but pairing the right cut and fit with the man is super important and not actually that easy. Behold! Our favorite gentlemen of the 2013 Oscars!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the 2013 Oscars.
I'm kind of a creep about Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He has such kind eyes. And he seems so funny and nice. But this isn't about that, this is about his TUXEDO! The Lincoln actor went super classic for his turn down the red carpet, in a black tux with a classic bow tie and white shirt with contrasting black buttons. Joseph also accessorized his look with his signature red button, which is for his organization HitRecord. All pretty cute right? You have no idea how cute it gets. The actor revealed that he didn't actually tie his own bow tie, but co-star Sally Field did it for him in the car on their way to the awards! It doesn't get much better than that, guys, it really doesn't. With just the right pleat in his pants, structure in his jacket and shine on his shoes, we have to say JGL is killing the suit game, and our hearts at the same time.
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Whether he's singing, judging The Voice, or, ahem, just making sure his fragrance doesn't become "celebrity bulls***," Adam Levine is a guy who KNOWS what he wants. So it should go without saying, then, that his new 222 clothing line for Kmart is going to be no less directional than what we're used to seeing from the Maroon 5 frontman. The only difference? This time around, he's taking inspiration from you! To jump start the design process the singer is asking fans to submit ideas, drawings, notes, whatever, on Shop Your Way for the chance to win an autographed guitar (because let's be real: everyone needs a little inspiration sometimes, even famous musicians...). Just in time for the launch of the contest, Adam sat down with us in New York to talk 222, why not all t-shirts are created equal, and why he'd NEVER be caught dead in another celeb line. Read our interview below!