Maybe it's a little early in the week to be getting into SAT-style analogies, but I think it's pretty safe to say that Justin Bieber is to hair as, say, Tina Turner is to legs. I mean this in the sense that technically it's Bieber's golden pipes that are making him moolah, but his hair has been a kind of calling card since the golden days back when "Baby" was the most watched video on YouTube. It's such an iconic 'do that even after he's dyed it, gelled it, and shaped it, everyone STILL knows exactly what you're talking about when you say, "Bieber Hair." Truth be told, we watch his morphing tresses with hawk-like focus, almost holding our breath for the next swoon-worthy pompadour, but rarely are the updates as funny as this one from the long weekend. The Biebs snapped a picture of his hilarious bedhead and posted it to Instagram for the world to see!
Jared Leto in his new Hugo Red commerical.
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It feels like WAY too long since we last saw 30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto in a commercial. Like, way, way too long. Ever since he became the face of Hugo Boss' male fragrance, we've been anxiously awaiting every campaign featuring
Jordan Catalano Jared Leto decked out in a perfectly-tailored suit and coiffed hair. *shivers* Lucky for us, our prayers have been answered. Hugo Boss debuted a commercial for their newest fragrance, Hugo Red, during Berlin Fashion Week, and OMG, we can barely handle it.
John Mayer and the wallets he designed.
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Hello world! Remember John Mayer? You know, the dude that sang "Your Body Is A Wonderland" but had to call off his career "indefinitely" last March because of a serious throat condition? Yeah, that guy. I know it's a super sadface sitch, but, hey, he's dealing the best way he knows how—by dating Katy Perry (babe alert!) and becoming an accessories designer—the latter of which only I found out about mere hours ago. Apparently, he teamed up with Barrett Alley to create a collection of limited-edition wallets, and from what I can tell so far, he's taking this whole design thing really, really seriously. Like, first off, each wallet is $190. To put that in perspective, you could get four—read that again—four Rebecca Minkoff leather wallets for the price of just one John Mayer concoction. So, what's this bad boy made of? Snakeskin? Diamonds? Solid gold? Nope! It's made of old timey fabric from the late 1800s and Civil War-era buttons. Mmmmm, mothballs.
Macklemore is the "Celebrity Sneaker Stalker" guest editor for "Nice Kicks."
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Macklemore has made it inarguably clear that he. loves. thrift-shopping. He's made appearance after appearance doling out his thrifting tips and tricks for those of less-than-expert status on the Goodwill grind. Slightly less talked about, though, is Macklemore's deep-seated love of sneakers (he might say, to a fault, as he raps on "Wing$"). Well, that's changing now as Mack has assumed the title of guest editor for sneaker blog Nice Kicks's Celebrity Sneaker Stalker (or CSS for short) franchise for the month of January.
A$AP Rocky talks "Fashion Killa" with MTV Style.
Today is the day! A$AP Rocky's long-awaited debut album Long. Live. A$AP has officially dropped. The full-length follow-up to his Live. Love. A$AP mixtape is every bit as ear-wormy as its predecessor, only this time, Rocky takes even more risks, is more experimental across genres, and as MTV Hive's Jeff Weiss so aptly put it, his "guest list is as stacked as Ocean’s 11" with appearances from all ends of the industry, from Skrillex to Santigold, Action Bronson to Florence Welch. As a crew of style junkies, one of our favorite tracks from the new album is (naturally) Rocky's "Fashion Killa."
Along with being an imperturbable ode to high-fashion, laden with halcyon, synthesized background vocals, the "Killa" record boasts 27 (!!!) sartorial name-checks in just under 4 minutes ranging from the expected (Alexander Wang, Rick Owens, Balmain) to the distinctly less so (Escada, Damir Doma) and a metric ton more (*takes deeeeep breath* Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Helmut Lang, Donna Karan, Cartier, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Oliver Peoples, Costume National, Visvim, Lanvin, Goyard, Isabel Marant, Linda Farrow, Dior, Vena Cava, Tom Ford, Thom Browne, Raf Simons, Versace). Not to mention, dude effectively and impressively ends a phrase with "Ann Demeuelemeester," setting the bar what some might consider impossibly high for 2013's edition of The Best Fashion Lyrics Of The Year. Lucky for us, the handsome Harlem fashion killa himself paid us a special visit to talk about the track, its lyrics, and a grip of our other burning style questions, and lucky for YOU, we caught it all on film for an exclusive video interview!
Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat with Ashley Smith.
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I met Prince Chenoa (DJ/creative director/visionary/superstar) and Jacob Dekat (photographer/DJ/model/also, superstar) when I was just a fresh, starry-eyed New York transplant with dreams of majoring in "pop star." But can you seriously blame a gay? I was born-and-bred from the not insanely amazing suburbs of Pittsburgh, after all, and the only thing I knew about rock n' roll was that Chumbawumba jam/my older cousin's Cranberries cassette. Anyway, it was a debauchery-heavy evening (I'm not the only one who still considers 5 a.m. as nighttime, right?) at the late-and-great Beatrice Inn, where an Olsen or two surely chain-smoked in their bohemian best whilst the single bathroom line remained perpetually (and questionably) long. The adorbs duo were perched atop the DJ booth, with Prince rocking his signature bowler hat whilst blasting rock classics, and Jacob getting his Mick Jagger doppleganger on. Seriously, those disheveled locks are a work of art that I'd bid on if I weren't a broke writer. Sigh. Anyway, the boys appreciated my affinity for a good Britney/Spice Girls' concert t-shirt, so we hit it off immediately. Fast forward to the their booming career: first came a grunge-y t-shirt line that boasted famous fans like, you know, RIHANNA; more recently the model fanzine known as Lovecat, which included cover girls Lindsay Lohan, Alisson Mosshart, and Lana Del Rey; and now, their just-launched uber-glossy, meow-tastic major mag known as Galore. Remembs when we gave y'all the fashion-y beans on their first issue featuring the Ellen Von Unwerth-shot cover girl Ashley Smith looking like a young pre-drugs Anna Nicole Smith circa those infamous "Guess" ads? You're welcome. I personally cannot wait for what's up next under the duos' vintage leather sleeves for the killer mag, but I expect amazingness. Until then, check out the reigning downtown it boy duo's favorite fashion-y things.
A different Justin may be dominating your headphones and RSS feeds today, but because of the recent activity on Justin Bieber's Instagram account, we feel it's absolutely necessary, as MTV's resident heralds of style, to update you on what's happening with Bieber's pants. Pictured above, you'll find the teen pop idol clad in a white ribbed tank top and his slim fit jeans hiked up to *gasp* his natural waist. It's a sight we're not used to at all for the patron saint of drop-crotch. Biebs posted the image to Instagram with the caption, "To those of u who tell me not to sag my pants. Double think that," and were he not channeling Steve Urkel with this weird crouched, open-armed pose, we'd have a better idea if we actually like it or not. Remarkably, this Grease Lightning steez isn't the only shot Justin uploaded this weekend that centers around some scene-stealing trousers. Walk with us.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z team up for "Suit & Tie."
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We interrupt this Golden Globes coverage for a very important announcement: Justin Timberlake has dropped his first new solo music since FutureSex/LoveSounds! JT just released a new track from his forthcoming The 20/20 Experience with a guest verse from Jay-Z, and it's called *drumrolllll* "Suit & Tie." Take a close look at the lyrics and this isn't just an upbeat love song but a polished, pressed style anthem. This is exciting because it makes real all our hopes and dreams of Justin bringing sexy back. Sealing the fate for these bizarro, whackadoo accessories, never to return again.
Robert Pattinson attends the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
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Look, we're intimately aware of the fact that Robert Pattinson really, REALLY loves Gucci suits, so it shouldn't come as such a surprise that the man walked tonight's Golden Globes red carpet in a Signoria suit by the Italian fashion house. What did catch us off-guard, however, was the latest status of R.Pattz's signature hair. Not only was our favorite vampire completely clean-shaven (which is basically the facial hair equivalent of seeing a unicorn), but he was also sporting a brand new, neat, almost-crewcut!