Jay McGuiness in Montreal on Nov. 25.
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The minute we see the words "Gangnam Style," our brains are flooded with Psy's killer pony dance moves and amaze music video fashionz, and we're SO not mad about that. The Korean superstar's impossible-to-forget/smile-inducing tune is currently the most watched video on the internet (um, WUT), so when we saw The Wanted's Jay McGuiness step out in a sweater dedicated to one of the most popular/best videos of the year, we couldn't help but have a mini heart attack. Not only is this combining two of our most favorite things in the whole world (boy bands and K pop, obvi), but it's totally a sweater we can cop for UNDER $15. We repeat, it is UNDER $15.
Justin Bieber isn't exactly known for having a "safe" sense of style. From drop-crotch sweatpants to cat tank tops, The Biebs will find a way to experiment with fashion no matter the occasion. INCLUDING (as we discovered this weekend via Instagram) when meeting and receiving awards from esteemed government officials. That's right, folks. The image above depicts a one Mr. Justin Bieber clad in a backwards TI$A snapback, white t-shirt, chains, bright yellow sneakers, and *drumrollll* RAILROAD-STRIPED OVERALLS. And the guy next to him? That's Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper who just honored Biebs with one of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medals. The risky outfit caught a bit of fire in the blogosphere, but we can't say Bieber didn't see it coming.
Frank Ocean is one of GQ Magazine's 2012 Men of the Year.
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To say that Frank Ocean's 2012 was eventful would be a vast understatement. Between releasing one of the most critically acclaimed records of the year (BTW it's his debut studio album, NBD), the letter heard 'round the world that immediately predated its release, and the slew of "firsts" that followed for the breakout artist, we're pretty sure that hoisting Ocean to high honors on a list like GQ's Men of the Year is met with little to no objection. Did we mention the listing comes with a fall fashion spread (with the whole Odd Future crew!!!) to boot? Well, it does. And it's ADORABLE.
MC Hammer and PSY at the 2012 American Music Awards.
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PSY and his earwormy "Gangnam Style" have snowballed into a full-blown pop phenomenon. From SNL to in-flight entertainment to parody videos to awards show performances, the dude and his giddy-upping, mean-mugging moves are pretty much everywhere. Also, those statement shades and spectator wing-tips. And yet, given its near-omnipresence, we're still not tired of it. PSY's schtick continues to be fun and catchy and sosoSO unbelievably entertaining EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. without much changing. Well, believe it or not, the 2012 American Music Awards did us one even better tonight and gave us something we didn't realize we needed in our lives. PSY + MC Hammer wearing *drumrolllllll* Hammer pants. *GIGANTIC AUDIBLE GASP* Billowy, heavily draped, black-and-white, tuxedo-striped, inspired by harem pants but because they're worn by Mr. Stanley Burrell, they are HAMMER PANTS.
Justin Bieber wears black, red, and drop-crotch pants at the 2012 American Music Awards.
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Justin Bieber set pretty high style standards for himself with last year's AMA triple outfit tally, and while nothing will exactly rival the fact that dude switched his hair up THRICE in one awards show (without wigs!!!), Bieber's 2012 American Music Awards looks were simple and streamlined — an important and deliberate move for an artist aiming to define himself as more than just a teen idol. Before raking in a grand total of three AMA statues tonight (including coveted Artist of the Year honors), The Biebs hit the red carpet in an ALMOST all-black ensemble.
Justin was murdered out from head-to-ankle in modified clubmaster shades, a grandpa cardigan, a wet-look tank top, and black dress socks tucked into quilted drop-crotch sweatpants. Yep. QUILTED. DROP-CROTCH. SWEATPANTS. He gave the outfit a pop of color via red smoking slippers covered in black spikes and finished it off with one final red carpet accent piece: an icy single-strand chain. Bieber performed a two-song set for the 40th anniversary show in an outfit that kept many elements from his step-and-repeat look, namely the tank, the color scheme, and the *achem* abbreviated inseam.
Pharrell stops by Club Chrissie.
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How two rubber-coated headphone cords become tightly intertwined while hanging out in the bottom of a bag is an anomaly to us, but our favorite DIY-gal Chrissie Miller offers a practical solution to this earbud mystery in the latest installment of Club Chrissie and SPOILER ALERT! It involves Pharrell. It’s no secret that a quick glimpse of skateboard P’s signature side grin is a feasible solution to most of our problems at MTV Style, but this pro-tip is one we're actually planning to put into practice.
A$AP Rocky on the December/ January cover of 'Complex'.
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Well, it’s official: A$AP Rocky is a certified fashionisto. The dude with the “Goldie” grin hasn’t even released an album yet (waiting until 2013 for Long.Live.A$AP is a major exercise in patience for us) and he’s already sitting pretty on the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Complex. Spotting him in a super dreamy Alexander Wang bomber and a slew of sparkly gold charms, it’s impossible NOT to fall in love with the rapper all over again. A$AP Rocky is one of our favorite kind of boys – one that really and truly loves fashion… and reps it. Are we surprised? Nah. The dude’s got swagger for days and knows it. “These jeans are Balmain, and I wear them with a Supreme jacket,” he says in the interview. “Of course I’m influencing.” There’s something totally charming about the super tough persona mixed with an uber enviable wardrobe. A$AP Rocky could throw down hard in a rap battle against the greatest…but he might need to remove a few cocktail rings first.
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We all know Robert Pattinson has impossible cheekbones, piercing blue eyes, and one of the most celebrated heads of dude hair in the business. BUT did you know that before Twilight, even before Cedric Diggory, our beloved R.Pattz used those rosy cheeks and baby blues to model swim wear for the South China Morning Post back in 2003??? Honestly, this is probably old news for most Twi-hards since a few black-and-white photos of shirtless Robert Pattinson wearing only a scarf from that shoot cropped up online almost four years ago. Thanks to celeb blog Snakkle and their "celebs wearing underwear" round-up, we are born again into the world of Robert's early modeling career with yet ANOTHER photo from the same shoot, this time showing wayyy more outfit (also, man-thigh), and suffice it to say, we are way into it.
Frank Ocean performs at the "La Petite Veste Noire" Paris launch.
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Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld have been touring their "Little Black Jacket"/"La Petite Veste Noire" book for about 6 months now with launches all around the world. They started in April, celebrating in Tokyo with a live set from Karl favorite Azealia Banks, then globe-trotted from New York to Hong Kong to London and a slew of other international fashion capitals to *drumrollll* last night's Paris launch at the Grand Palais. More than just a book launch and exhibit, the night marked the ceremonious French homecoming for Karl and Carine's Chanel project. And who had the honor of performing for the occasion? Frank Ocean, that's who.
Harry Styles shows off his latest chest tattoo.
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Whew, Harry Styles is certainly taking his tattooing hobby to the extreme! Even though the One Direction singer is barely 18 years old, he's already creating quite the collection of body art. Yesterday while rehearsing on The X Factor set, he showed off his latest ink—two giant swallows on his chest. This body art, which is actually a traditional, old school sailor tattoo, is a part of Harry's quickly-growing collection of shoulder tattoos, chest tattoos, arm tattoos, and wrist tattoos. Apparently Harry hopes to eventually have a half-sleeve, and at this rate, he'll be there in NO time.