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Donald Glover on the red carpet and on stage at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas, on March 17.
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Unlike many other award show hosts who have a bajillion costume changes in the span of a few hours, Community star Donald Glover, who hosted the mtvU 2011 Woodie Awards last night, had ONE wardrobe change. Or more like a wardrobe alteration. He went from wearing a black suit with a pinkish shirt to losing the jacket for a gray striped skinny tie. It was perfectly in keeping with a MAJOR dude trend from last night because whippet-thin neck adornments were the silhouette. Check the army of skinny tie-wearing celebs, including New Cassettes, Chiddy from Chiddy Bang, and 3D Friends. Here's the thing, the Woodies are a mad casual affair (check Donald's long-day-in-the-lab rolled-up sleeves). Not like these fellas would walk up in there with dirty sweats, but jeans (clean ones) and untucked button-ups are totally acceptable. Meanwhile, a skinny tie (not a regular tie, which would just look douchey) in a messy knot is a genius way to dress up everything from scruffy hair and leather, to five o'clock shadows, while staying easy breezy. Unruly skinny ties 4 life!!

New Cassettes, Chiddy from Chiddy Bang, and 3D Friends at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas on March 17.
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Oh man, some of us are EXHAUSTED from watching our colleagues bust their asses putting the 2011 Woodie Awards together for you. We fell back to do what we do best, which is to train our crosshairs on the red carpet (or I guess, "Black Carpet"?) to laboriously hunt for our favorite outfits of the night. We gotta say, the dudes looked great, but it's the ladies who took the cake, stuffed it in their prettily painted faces and made us fall desperately in love with EVERYTHING they were wearing. Check out some of our favorites below.

ZOE KRAVITZ:

Zoe Kravitz on the red carpet at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas.
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Actress, Alexander Wang muse and undeniable fashion plate Zoe Kravitz looks effortlessly chic as always with just the hint of color both in her hair and blouse. The accessories and three-quarter rolled-up sleeves complete the look. Plus, we always enjoy how she manages to strike the perfect combo of bored body language but smizing her face off.

OH LAND:

Oh Land on the red carpet at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas.
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Yayayayay! We love Oh Land. The Danish singer and former ballet dancer and current awesome-looking lady always dresses with a hint of kook that we find completely irresistible. Her self-titled debut album came out this week so definitely check it out. Besides, hi, who can deny a beautiful woman in a rakish hat and a dress festooned with GALAXIES? Only bad people.

GINGER SLING:

Ginger Sling on the red carpet at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas.
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If Ginger Sling looks slightly familiar to you, it's because you may know her as the touring bassist for none other than music LEGENDS Smashing Pumpkins (they ALWAYS had the badass-looking bassists, right? Talking to you D'arcy Wretzky and Melissa Auf der Maur.). What we're digging about this whole situation is that she could have so easily OD'd on micro-floral but kept every other aspect black and unfussy. Plus, it's all un-prettied with combat boots. Well played.

SKYLAR GREY:

Yelawolf and Skylar Grey on the red carpet at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas.
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Were we the only ones totally stoked to see what the songwriting hook master (Dirty Money, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Lupe) Skylar Grey looked like? We lovelovelove when the payoff is THIS rewarding. The Grammy-nommed artist is cramazing-looking from her gargantuan hair to her obliques (aka D'Angelo muscles) to her brazen tartan harem pants. Yelawolf is not so shabby either. Ahem.

ALEXIS KRAUSS:

Sleigh Bells on the red carpet at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas.
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Brooklyn-based noise pop twosome Sleigh Bells have got easy-peasy cool-kid steez on lock, and of course this pic of Alexis Krauss does little to quash our RAGING GIRL CRUSH. We <3 leather jackets with gonzo leggings.

LIZ LEE:

Liz Lee of "My Life As Liz" on the red carpet at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas.
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MTV's own Liz Lee does midriff tee just right with an asymmetrical hem that's mirrored by her perfectly raggedy jorts. A patterned bolero adds to the seemingly blithe (but def in no way coincidental) proportions without swallowing up the My Life As Liz actress.

BLACK CARDS:

Black Cards on the red carpet at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas.
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Pete Wentz's side project that's been described as "sparkly synth and bubbly dub" looks just as delectable on the red carpet, but it's the lady-boner inspiring Bebe Rexha who is slaying us with her ensemble. Shoes, bra, skirt all solid black, which expertly counters the more ornate lace detail in the middle and her textured tights. You'll see an added echo in her lace, fingerless gloves, but it's the strips of fishnet matching the front panel of her dress that make us stand up for the *slow clap*.

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Whitney Port shows her Whitney Eve Fall 2011 line at the Directives West 'First.LA' show in Los Angeles on March 14.
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Hair bumps were all the rage at the Whitney Eve Fall 2011 runway show, which was held on March 14 in Los Angeles. And as a whole, the sorta-eponymous collection was ALL Whitney Port. Like, if we spotted The City-alum rocking the distressed legging/mini-harem(?) pants and multicolored one-shoulder top from her fall line while sipping an ice coffee in Bev. Hills, we wouldn't be surprised. As a matter of fact, we can see the 26-year-old designer wearing EVERYTHING from her new Africa-inspired collection. Seriously—tube dresses, wrap minis, knotted maxis...that's Whitney all day! But, surprise (or not so much) she's no stranger to being her own No. 1 fan—that cute striped, one-button blazer that she wore during the show was from her Spring 2011 collection. Walking advertisement. The thing we love about the line is that it's vibrant, well-cut and seriously wearable. And given that it's a fairly new brand, the likelihood of someone else wearing the EXACT patterned wrap dress is slim. Plus, the price point is decent (with discount codes regularly updated on their Facebook page), and we just have to respect a small company like this that already has a direct e-commerce element to its site WITH a fair return policy. Thanks, girl. LOVE YOU; MEAN IT.

Models for Whitney Eve Fall 2011 at the Directives West 'First.LA' show in Los Angeles on March 14.
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Lela Rose, Halston Heritage, and BCBG Max Azria Wedding Dresses available at Shopbop.com
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When we first heard that one of our fave online retailers, Shopbop.com, was the latest to get in on the bridal game, we got all googly-eyed. Big dreamy designers like Lela Rose! Halston! BCBG Max Azria! All at a click's reach ranging from the VERRRY affordable $195 to the reasonable-for-a-wedding-dress-but-still-sorta-expensive $5,000 in short, long, fashion-forward, and classic styles. But then we backtracked. Not because we're not exactly, technically, anywhere near an engagement (idle dress dreaming is innate for the ladies regardless of whether you've nabbed a ring. #thatsanotherdaydream), but because who would agree to buy the "most important dress of your life etc. etc." online without EVER trying it on first?! That's a pretty big gamble. So unless this is a Vegas-style impromptu throwdown, we're guessing it's one most people aren't willing to take. Then again, any gown will need major alterations. So is the risk worth saving some bucks and snagging a big name designer within five to seven business days? What say you? We're torn. Chime in in the comments!

+ Would you buy your wedding dress online? Or would you ONLY say "Yes to the Dress" in person?

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You guys, it's T-minus 50 days until Kate Middleton, princess-to-be, walks down the aisle and even though we're pretty sure she's on fitting number 109,939 of the (likely Alexander McQueen-designed) dress by now, we have opinions! The whole rigamarole of the impending royal wedding (we ordered our thimbles and tea cozies aaaaaages ago) has us on flights of nuptial fancy and we'd lovelovelove to see the future Mrs. William Arthur Philip Louis in any of these dresses on her big day. Let's go.

FOR THE SUPER-FORMAL CEREMONY:

Dresses from Bruce Oldfield's wedding collection, Alexander McQueen's A/W 2011/2012 show in Paris on March 8, and Marchesa's Fall 2011 presentation in New York on Feb. 16.
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Bruce Oldfield
Bruce Oldfield was an early contender when Kate and her family reportedly spent some time at his London shop earlier in the year. Coincidence? Doubtful. Bruce's gowns are sleek, feminine and fuss-free (exactly how we'd describe Kate in three words; we're, like, this // close with the girl). Another random-cool fact about Bruce: In 2008, he redesigned McDonald's staff uniforms in Britain. Yes, seriously.
Super-formal ceremony (top, left): Lace is hot, so are belts/sashes. Aaaannnnd, we know how much Kate loves her V-necks. Modesty is tradition for royal wedding ceremonies, so Bruce would have to go easy on the neckline and elongate the sleeves but how chic would that be?
Equally-staid party (bottom, left): This strapless, airy gown has just the right amount of drama and functionality for a royal dance fest. And by "dance" we mean, "sway" and/or "nod acknowledgements."

Alexander McQueen
Sarah Burton unveiled her fall/winter 2011 collection for Alexander McQueen, and lo and behold, it was full of wedding dress look-alikes—structured silhouettes, exaggerated skirts, embroidery, and feathers—fueling the speculation that she'd be the lucky royal wedding dress designer.
Super-formal ceremony (top, middle): Naturally, Sarah would have to sew in some sleeves (maybe an ethereal mesh?), but zoinks, this embroidered and pleated high-collared masterpiece would definitely elicit serious rubbernecking.
Equally-staid party (bottom, middle): In this futuristic halter dress with an embroidered and feathered skirt, all eyes would be on the new princess during the royal reception. Cake? What cake? Oh, thaaaat cake. Yum (who are we kidding? Dress only nearly trumps cake.).

Marchesa
London-born/New York-based designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are the go-to girls for Hollywood A-listers who love making a red carpet entrance (erm, that would be everyone...). The duo's dramatic evening gowns are modern, photo-ready and simply gorgeous.
Super-formal ceremony (top, right): This romantic lace and tulle dark ivory dress is feminine, but not too girly-girl. The neckline is RIDIC.
Equally-staid party (bottom, right): How could Kate not make an unforgettable entrance in this uber-plumed strapless ball gown?

FOR THE EQUALLY-STAID PARTY:

Dresses from Bruce Oldfield's wedding collection, Alexander McQueen's A/W 2011/2012 show in Paris on March 8, and Marchesa's Fall 2011 presentation in New York on Feb. 16.
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+ Which Kate Middleton wedding dress do you like best?

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Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, and Mila Kunis at the Miu Miu Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on March 9.
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Awards season is finally over, and after months of red carpet elbow-rubbing, we'd think nominees Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, and Mila Kunis would be completely sick of each other. Apparently not. The girls reunited at the Miu Miu Paris Fashion Week show this morning looking both chummy and ah-mazing. Hailee continues to KILL it, this time in a ruffled cream, long-sleeve frock that's both chic and age-appropriate, per usual (Taylor Momsen, she is not #thankgoodness). Jennifer channeled her red-hot Oscar gown in this structured, shimmering mini in the same hue, while our obsession with Mila continues to rage thanks to this oh-so gorge black, beaded bubble skirt. Are these former rivals new-found BFFs? Or are they frienemies who are seething at constantly being clumped together? We hope it's the former, but in this case, Hailee is our favorite, thanks to her slick pony, leopard clutch, and Mary-Jane pumps (quadruple straps! sigh). We'd be jealous of her wise-beyond-her-years fashion sense if we weren't so insanely in awe of it. *slow clap*

+ Who do you think deserves the title of best-dressed? Throw down your two cents in the comments!

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Emma Stone at the Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on March 9.
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There is no doubt that we HEART Emma Stone. She's pretty, plucky, we loved her in Easy A and we maaaaaybe want to hang out with her if only she'd return our calls. We adore her lighter hair and the face-framing layers. We dig her dark polish and suede booties. And we would seriously consider going into borderline financial destitution for that super-geometric A-line wool coat, buuuuuuuut IDK re: this dress. Is it the drape? Is it the length? We get that the sliver of leg prevents it from being too demure, and we give the whole ensemble a confident rating of "WEIRDTRESTING." But we're not sure if we like it. Do you?

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Lady Gaga at the Thierry Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 show on March 2 in Paris.
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For a woman who sings, dances, makes wombs/eggs/pods an outfit, and crafts her signature fragrance to smell like blood, why wouldn't she ALSO try her hand at modeling? It was only a matter of time before Lady Gaga would find herself strutting down the Mugler runway—she'd already been tapped as the brand's musical director, tasked with creating fashion show tunes for creative director Nicola Formichetti. So, yes, we knew it was coming. But what surprised us was how professional the pop star's strut was (even in INSANELY high platform heels).

Lady Gaga at the Thierry Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 show on March 2 in Paris.
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In addition to two hip-length ponytails, and the stilt shoes (seriously, they look like they were a foot high...GAH!), Lady G wore two looks: a sheer condom-colored top over a ribbed corset with a long fitted skirt and wide hat; and a sheer black top over a bra with a long latex skirt and flat cap.

Oh, and don't ask us about the other models and their looks. Gaga stole the show AGAIN.

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Kendall Jenner modeling for Sherri Hill.
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Khloe Kardashian recently posted a few pics of her lil' sis Kendall Jenner modeling a strapless ballerina-style black prom dress for Sherri Hill (available online at SherriHill.com). Here's what the proud older sibling had to say about her up-and-coming model sister: "OMG I seriously couldn't even breathe when I saw these pics of Kendall!!!!!" WELL, if you'd like to take someone's breath away (that would be one heck of a reaction, huh?), and you haven't found your prom dress yet, look no further. Here are our fave gasp-worthy long and short frock picks.

GO LONG!

Prom Dresses

From left to right:
+ Sherri Hill One-Strap Dress (SherriHill.com)
+ Teri Jon Strapless Silk Floral Garland Gown ($760, SaksFifthAvenue.com)
+ Kurt Thomas Silk Chiffon Stapless Sweetheart Dress ($455, SaksFifthAvenue.com)
+ BCBG Max Azria Mel Ruffled One-Shoulder Gown ($298, BCBG.com)
+ Jessica Simpson One Shoulder Glitter Chiffon Tiered Ball Gown ($229, DavidsBridal.com)

SHORT AND SWEET

Prom Dresses

From left to right:
+ BCBG Max Azria Evangeline Rosetta One Shoulder Dress ($398, SaksFifthAvenue.com)
+ Maggy London Sequin Waist Chiffon Dress ($148, Nordstrom.com)
+ Alice + Olivia Tiered Peplum Dress ($368, Bloomindales.com)
+ Way-In Sequined Party Dress ($74, Nordstrom.com)
+ BCBG Max Azria Pleated-Organza Bustier Dress ($648, BCBG.com)

+ Which prom dress would you wear?

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Taye Diggs, Ewan McGregor, and James Franco at the 2011 Film Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Feb. 26.
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We LOVE when guys raise the fashion bar in atypical red carpet ensembles, which is exactly what Taye Diggs, Ewan McGregor, and James Franco did at the Film Independent Spirit Awards this weekend. Taye stepped out in a gray suit jacket, a white and blue striped shirt, a blue and yellow bow tie, dark cuffed jeans, beige suede wingtip oxfords, tortoise shell glasses, and a brown fedora. Ewan McGregor layered up in a navy and gray striped coat, a gray scarf, a navy vest, an olive tee, dark skinny jeans, a brown belt and brown lace-up shoes. James Franco (spotted in the press room after winning the Best Male Lead award for 127 Hours) took an unusual spin on a gray suit by throwing a navy wool cardigan over it. He also wore a light gray tie, a white button-up shirt, and black lace-up shoes. While we're into all three boys' fearless individual style, we give our hat tip to Mr. Diggs! He took a simple ensemble and made it pop with fun accessories. But what do you think?

+ Who looked best at the Film Independent Spirit Awards—Taye Diggs, Ewan McGregor, or James Franco?

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