A still from One Direction's "Best Song Ever" music video.
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Directioners, are you still breathing?? It's been several hours now since the release of One Direction's "Best Song Ever" music video (#BestVideoEver), and I'm still barely able to process all my incredibly, overwhelmingly positive feelings about it. I can only imagine how the most die-hard 1D Stans are doing right now. If you haven't watched it yet, do yourself a favor, scroll to the bottom, and watch it already. Granted, I am also a fan, but come on, how can you argue that this isn't the science of the Boy Band (which, OK, is more like one-third science, one-third pop magic, and one-third hormones) vacillating at its highest, most unquestionably adorable frequency?
The "Best Song Ever" music video a One Direction masterpiece that will go down in these dudes' history of group iconography in much the same way that "It's Gonna Be Me" does for *NSYNC. LOADED COMPARISON, I KNOW. But y'all, this video is good. And what's one of the biggest parts of why it's so good? THE OUTFITS. *puts hand to ear and looks off in the distance* Hear that? It's a Look By Look. And it's coming your way in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
On Saturday night, mustachioed television host and noisy Republican, Geraldo Rivera, took to Twitter to announce that "70 is the new 50." To emphasize his point, he posted a selfie of himself clad in a towel slung so low on his hips that you can see his "D'Angelo muscles," which is to say you can see his obliques. Witnessing this particular #OOTD (outfit of the day) is eighteen-million types of alarming and one of those things you can't unsee.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about because I'm just "mashing together some names you've heard your mom say" it's because prior to this moment you gave not one F about this Geraldo dude (if it's the same case for D'Angelo, you should study up he's VERY good). The cheat-sheet is that he's been married 5 times, has been to Iraq 11 times as a war correspondent and once famously humiliated himself on live television in the late-80s when he claimed to have discovered the vault containing Al Capone's treasures and then cracked it open to find some dirty old bottles. If you follow any Old People, you will see variations of this joke in your timeline.
Could Kanye be working on another larger fashion project?
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He's designed for ladies. He's designed for dudes. Now, it's rumored that Kanye West is designed for BOTH at the same time. Buried in a story with the headline, "Kanye West back in LA with Kim K," New York Post reports that Yeezus "is now prepping a unisex collection of about 100 pieces, we hear, to be revealed during the fall fashion shows." Say whaaaaaa? I mean, we definitely wouldn't be surprised to hear Ye's on to his next fashion project. For a dude who's penned the lyrics, "Don't talk about style, I'll embarrass you," that just seems an inevitable truth, no? But 100 unisex pieces? How is that even possible?
Welp, it looks like that half-sleeve might not have been the end goal for Justin Bieber's left arm after all. We (and over 9 million Beliebers who follow Biebs on Instagram) woke up this morning to not only a brand new 2013 VMA nomination alongside will.i.am for "#thatPOWER," but ALSO, a brand new tattoo inked RIGHT on the inside pit of Justin's elbow. It's an eye. That, we guess, "blinks" when he clenches up his arm. Justin posted the caption, "@bangbangnyc did this art ., Moms always watching ," with the close-up shot of his new ink, which means this is yet another celeb tatt that famed BangBang NYC can add to his roster of star clients.
Kendrick Lamar for BULLETT magazine.
THANK YOU, BULLETT, for this spread and feature of Kendrick Lamar (a.k.a. Benz-is-to-me-just-a-car)! You see, even though we've been bumping good kid, m.A.A.d city for almost a full year now, we're still beside ourselves with excitement when dude shows up in a fashion editorial. He's widely regarded as one of the most talented lyricists in the game right now, a shining light for the future of hip-hop, but what isn't as heavily chattered about is Kendrick's love and connection to style. Thankfully, BULLETT's been paying attention and swaddles him here in a Balenciaga shirt, Alexander Wang shorts AND boxing gloves (because, duh), a Lynn Ban earring, and a massive gold Versace heavyweight championship belt.
Calling all Directioners! We need to talk about the new trailer for the "Best Song Ever" music video that One Direction just dropped on Twitter. More specifically, we want to talk about this Harvey "character." The clip starts out panning over the Hollywood Hills with the iconic Hollywood sign now reading "One Direction," and a grizzly-voiced narrator hypes up the REAL launch of 1D's "Best Video Ever," starring Harvey, the above-right suited, bearded, pot-bellied "Studio Exec."
Scott and Stiles.
Another Monday, another amazing episode of Teen Wolf, y'all! We are particularly fond of tonight's style stars because it involves two of our favorite dudes (Scott and Stiles) matching! Awwww. The troubled twosome spend the entire episode as tartan twinsies in their coordinating unbuttoned-plaid-shirt-over-a-solid-tee-with-jeans ensembles. Scott sported a green Buffalo by David Bitton top (with seriously rolled-up sleeves to show off his biceps *gulp*) over a black American Apparel tank top, while Stiles wore a red and gray Vans shirt with a black Calvin Klein crew neck tee. They both styled their shirts the exact same way, and, you guys, even their hair is spiked the same.
Kanye West in his capsule collection for A.P.C.
After months of accelerated hype, this past weekend we were finally able to set eyes on Kanye West's capsule collection for A.P.C. As promised when the French fashion house officially confirmed the high profile collaboration last week, the collection hit A.P.C.'s international web stores yesterday morning. In line with the descriptions from Ye's W magazine interview, Yeezy and A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou created a concise range of one short-sleeved sweatshirt, one long-sleeved sweatshirt in blue and dark navy, one t-shirt in navy and white, and one pair of jeans in stonewash and indigo.
Siva Kaneswaran for Next Models.
Photo: Next Models
Holy WHAT. ?!?? I know we basically already did this little song-and-dance when The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran was initially signed to Next Models, but WOWOWOW. Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Listen, the first round of photos of Siva that the agency used for the announcement were great. Blue Steel and bow ties. A manicured mane befitting of his boy band heartthrob status and a whole lot of wearing suiting really, really well. But the latest set of Next Models' Siva snaps? WOO! *fans self with right hand* This is some high fashion street goth REALNESS. Mama like.
Jared Leto for 'BULLETT' magazine.
Photo: Erik Hart & Tatiana Leshkina/BULLETT Magazine
Dang, Jared Leto has been killing it as of late. Between his cotton candy pink-colored bob on the cover of Candy and his high-fashion spread for Mr. Porter, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman is constantly surprising us with his transformative (and inspiring!) style. Today, he added another magazine to his ever-growing collection by doing a super artsy shoot with BULLETT, and we're—GULP—loving it a bit too much. Basically, Jared is juxtaposed against some seriously '80s backgrounds including spray-painted drywall, a hot pink, photo-covered tarp and, um, garbage bags? Yeah, garbage bags. In his first look, we peep Jared rocking his signature stubble and baby bun in a graphic black and white John Galliano blazer and matching shirt. In another shot, he gets little kookier in a Muppet-inspired (à la Rihanna?) fuzzy teal Paul Smith sweater with a silver Siki Im apron (!!!), Dior Homme shirt, white Calvin Klein trousers, Jared's own checkered socks and metallic Comme des Garçons oxfords.