Ed Westwick walks during the Philipp Plein Spring/Summer 2013 show during Milan Fashion Week on June 23.
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Listen, we always take fashion week VERY seriously over here at MTV Style, and when it comes to men's clothing, it's no different. But when we spotted Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick walking during Philipp Plein's spring/summer 2013 show in Milan over the weekend, we couldn't help but let out a girly giggle. The typically smooth and stylish Mr. Westwick was sporting a teeny tiny John Waters-esque moustache, and, hehehehe, it was kind of hard to take him seriously with that facial hair. Like, we KNOW he can kill it as a model (see: Ed's K-Swiss ad campaign), but what's up with this creepy facial fuzz on the runway? *side eye* It's certainly killing his model-y steez, and we no likey.
That's right, Internet dwellers. Justin Bieber has gotten another tattoo. While it's not the full back scenery of Tupac riding a purple elephant into a Grand Canyon sunset that we had hoped it would be (maybe next time?), this new ink is still, like, pretty meaningful and stuff. Biebs talked about his new ink last night on The Late Show with David Letterman and explained to a very skeptical Dave that it was in commemoration of his new album Believe.
The late '90s/early aughts heyday of boy bands (and girl bands, too!) were a very interesting times for music group fashion. The One Direction dudes may be the current Kings of Coordinating™, but they're only the latest evolution of a time when boy bands didn't simply match. They often replicated entire outfits 4 or more times over for each member. One such group, 98 Degrees, is finally reuniting this summer at Pennsylvania's Mixtape Festival, and in honor of the good news, we've rounded up the top 5 iconic looks we're crossing our fingers for Nick, Jeff, Drew, and Justin to wear for their comeback.
WHITE HOT SEPARATES
98 Degrees perform at The Event To Prevent: A Benefit Concert to Launch The Candie's Foundation on June 5, 2001.
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The all-white look was a pretty standard one for boy bands of this era, but none carried it quite as well as 98 Degrees. These crisp, white ensembles with their clean lines and easy, relaxed fit ooze summery cool. Not to mention the sneakers and drawstring pants à la Nick Lachey are soooooo on-trend.
Robert Pattinson wearing a Gucci suit in 2009, 2010, and 2012.
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In case you didn't already know, Robert Pattinson loves Gucci. He's been sporting their suits in real life AND on the big screen (see: Cosmopolis) for as long as we can remember, but in the most recent edition of British GQ, we found out juuuuust how far his love affair with Gucci goes (Spoiler alert: It's far). He told the mag he has Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini's number basically on speed dial. "The amount of times I've been stuck in some random city and have called her up and had things brought in at absolutely the last minute—it's crazy," he said. "But also all this stuff is custom-made. You can do quite crazy things [with color] if you have incredibly classic, really well-made suits. I guess I've been quite boring for a while. I used to be more interesting with them. Now I always just request things two days before: 'Can you send 25 suits?' I don't even know what I want to wear!" I'm sorry, did he say TWENTY. FIVE. suits? Yep.
Justin Bieber at MTV's "Bieber Live."
Time for me to cross a major item off the bucket list. World, I have officially stood inches (CENTIMETERS, even) from Justin Bieber. AND I didn't totally lose it or have a massive panic attack or anything (Look at me now, Ma!!). The Biebs graced our studios with his presence for Bieber Live to promote his brand new album Believe. Justin answered fan questions, performed an acoustic version of "Die In Your Arms", and chatted with Sway Calloway. As is expected with anything this 18-year-old pop superstar touches, the live interview was riddled with fashion easter eggs, all of which we're about to unlock for you right NOW.
Justin Bieber's "Girlfriend" fragrance.
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If you were in the 3-foot radius of any teenage girl yesterday, you might know that Justin Bieber's sophomore fragrance Girlfriend just hit Macy's stores. Bieber told WWD on Monday that "Girlfriend is kind of a more mature version of Someday." While the adjective "mature" when referring to a scent is typically not used as a selling point (à la extra-mature cheeses and the like *shudders*), we're definitely interested to find out what exactly this perfume smells like. The fragrance is finally on shelves across the country, which means it's fair game for the testing, WHICH MEANS (as it so often does here at MTV Style) that it's time for an office-wide blind smell test to unpack Bieber's new scent. Because it's hot on the heels of his debut fragrance Someday, we decided there was no more opportune time to compare the two! We took unmarked samples of both (and some palate-cleansing coffee because we're consummate professionals) around the floor and took down reactions.
Channing Tatum on the cover of British "GQ Style."
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Oh, hello, Channing Tatum! How resourceful of you to find the only sunroof in New York that looks (by some bizarro M.C. Escher mind-maneuver that somehow puts you below it and looking up?) square in the middle of my desk area. You know how I love when you pensively watch me go about my afternoon activities through a glossy veneer and... cover lines? *aggressively shakes head, also jowls* Oh, right, nevermind.
As is typical upon first glance at Channing Tatum, the title character of the HOTTLY (yes, with two Ts) anticipated Magic Mike, we've been locked into his superhuman-strength bedroomy gaze, and we ALMOST forgot this was just a magazine cover. Channing is British GQ Style's latest cover boy, and while his upcoming film may have him portraying a present-day male stripper (plus, shirtless Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey *rolls tongue back into skull carpet-style*), this cover spread is a little more Pleasantville than Chippendales.
Daniel Radcliffe in Slow Club's new music video.
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What is it with the Harry Potter kids and music videos these days? First Emma Watson played opposite her then-boyfriend George Craig in One Night Only's Brooklyn-based clip way back in 2010. Then Rupert Grint hopped on board, rocking out in Ed Sheeran's "Lego House" wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren hoodie- which we may or may not have snagged for ourselves immediately after. Now it's finally Daniel Radcliffe's turn to channel his inner video star as he lip synchs his way through Slow Club's new single. In the vid for "Beginnners," he plays a lonely dude stumbling around after too many cocktails, banging on walls, falling over...but somehow still managing to remember all the words to the U.K. indie folk duo's new track. Impressive! Even more surprising? Daniel's cashing in on one of summer's biggest trends- yep, the Hawaiian shirt.
The 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards may not have been the Selena Gomez x Lady Gaga outfit parade that was last year's event. And Justin Bieber may have swapped out that Kelly Kapowski tee for his baby brother Jaxon, but the Canada-based MMVAs still soldiered on a fashion-filled awards show.
Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, and Nelly Furtado all wear solid mini-dresses to the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards.
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Mini-dresses are a pretty universal summer staple, but judging from the MuchMusic red carpet, the key to keeping the look on-trend is going bucking prints and patterns, going straight for the solids. Selena Gomez fudges the lines a little with this gold embellished spaghetti strap number, but keeps the hue head-to-toe to maintain uniformity. Lucy Hale test-runs the hottest silhouette of the season - the peplum - in a rich bordeaux, while Nelly Furtado sticks with stark white in this ruffled strapless bodycon.
Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade wear post-game glasses.
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The wide and wonderful world of sports is one into which we seldom venture in these here digital pages of MTV Style (save, perhaps, our 24-hour David Beckham watch). Between Lady Gaga's black liquid perfume announcement and finding out where to score Katy Perry's movie poster outfit, we're rarely left with much time to cover the ins and outs of athletic fashion. HOWEVER, we write to you eyeballs deep in the exciting Oklahoma City Thunder v. Miami Heat 2012 NBA Finals, and the faux glasses fashion battle that is concurrently happening up and down these post-game interviews is more than enough to change our tune.
On the off-chance that you haven't been keeping up with the NBA Playoffs, let us fill you in. Last night, we just completed Game 3 of the NBA Finals, and the Heat are now leading the Thunder 2-1, which sounds as much like a meteorological report as it does a sports recap. On top of boasting the winningest records in the league, these two teams are also home to some of the NBA's most sartorially savvy players - Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade. The four powerhouses have caught a lot of flack this season for wearing bold, lensless glasses during their post-game interviews, embodying a look that's been likened to Steve Urkel and Carlton Banks, and Westbrook was recently quoted claiming that he originated the "nerd glasses" trend, a statement both James and Wade vocally refute. In light of all the bespectacled buzz, we decided to take a closer look!