Jay Z might be next to collaborate with Barneys New York for the holidays.
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Holy grail! According to our friends over at WWD, Jay Z (minus the hyphen) has been in "secret talks" with Barneys New York for a possible collaboration slated to drop during the holiday season. While neither party has confirmed the news, we can only hope (and write sweet letters to Santa) that the rumors become reality.
You might be saying to yourself, what could Jay Z bring to Barneys New York? Hellloooooooo??? He's JAY Z! He runs this town. C'mon, "Empire State of Mind" is pretty much the New York state song at this point. It makes perfect sense that the fashion mecca of the city gets cozy with its leader. Plus, Jay's interests have totally expanded over the years, from inciting a game changing partnership with Samsung for Magna Carta… Holy Grail, starting his own sports agency, to shutting down art galleries for his "Picasso Baby" music video shoot. There's no doubt, Hov won't conquer the fashion world, too. I mean, all he rocks is "Tom Ford"—and well, that speaks for itself.
Dennis Rodman evidently had a BLAST at this Miami Swim Week show.
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In case you didn't already know, there are multiple international iterations of Fashion Week. Twice a year, runways circumvent the globe from New York to London to Milan to Paris, showcasing all the best and brightest that the world's design minds have to offer. There is also a Fashion Week for swimwear, and it takes place in (DUH) Miami. Granted, you know, it's not entirely the same as the Anna Wintour-trodden hallowed catwalks of NYFW (Miami Swim Week, instead welcomes Kardashians and our very own glass bikini-clad Kristin Cavallari with open arms), the 5-day long event draws in its own special league of front row fixtures. Most notably this year? Retired American Hall of Fame NBA player Dennis Rodman. And that's not just because he's a basketball legend, or because he was the key to VICE's entry into North Korea, or because he's the only dude whose lifetime total of hairstyles might rival (or even eclipse) Nicki Minaj's either. While we weren't there ourselves, we peeped the photos from the Anna Kosturova/Beach Riot/Lolli Swim/Manglar/Indah show which he attended on Monday, July 22, and it looks like The Worm had a certifiable BLAAAAST.
Miguel for Mr Porter.
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Wow. Throw up some claps with me for Mr Porter, y'all. The menswear e-tailer has knocked yet ANOTHER dude-torial spread and interview out of the park with this Miguel feature. You might remember the austere minimalism of their Jared Leto shoot or the streetwear-inspired steez of their session with A$AP Rocky or, like, a bazillion other drool-worthy photo sets they've put together with our favorite dapper dudes. (I mean, honestly, it's like they jacked the list from our
diaries of future boyfriends brains and are just checking projects off as they work their way down...) This time, Miguel gets his turn in the Mr Porter spotlight with a candid heartfelt interview, a spread full of chic autumn/winter wardrobe staples, AND *drumrollllll* an acoustic performance of "How Many Drinks?" to boot!
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.