When we heard Conan O'Brien was hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards, we were like, "Awesome. We are totally #TeamCoco." Then we were like, "Wait. 'Coco' is Conan's nickname AND the name of a famous fashion designer. Could we, as a fashion blog, get any luckier? We are so #blessed." JK, we didn't say any of those things aloud (we don't speak in hashtags, for one), but that was definitely our sentiment, and so was born our quiz. Over the course of their careers, both Conan O'Brien and Coco Chanel have spoken generally about style and fashion, so we figured we'd see how easy it would be to tell which Coco said what.
We present to you, in bold, seven quotations. Below each of them is a set of pictures of Conan and Coco Chanel. All you have to do is click on who you think said the quote, and you'll see whether or not your response is correct. Good luck!
"People always say it’s tough to be a model—no! Turning a big crank is tough."
"It is always better to be slightly underdressed."
With all of her time spent on and around runways, Rita Ora is pretty much a pro at walking with ~style~. It makes sense, then, that walking is the focus of Rita's new Funny or Die video, co-starring Korean pop star HyunA. We had no idea that Rita was skilled in so many walks, let alone that so many walks exist in this world. In the video, dubbed “Girl, You Better Walk,” Rita pulls out a whopping 10 different walks. SPOILER ALERT: Sadly, none of them were taught to her by RuPaul, the godfather of the catwalk, whose song “Super Model (You Better Work)” is name-checked in the clip’s title. Oh, what a video that would've been.
Lady Gaga has been hitting the town a TON recently—both for her history-making Roseland Ballroom residency and her 28th birthday. More Lady Gaga appearances means more Lady Gaga outfits. And more Lady Gaga outfits mean *drumrollllll* more installments of fashion math to break them down into simpler, more-digestible parts for the less ARTPOP-inclined! This round includes one custom Diane von Furstenberg catsuit, several platform booties, and a TON of House of Flora headgear and eyewear. Enjoy!
This DVF suit + Jim Carrey as The Riddler = this Lady Gaga outfit
Photo: Getty Images/Warner Bros. Pictures/Splash News
A fencer + the "Addicted to Love" video girls = this Lady Gaga outfit
Photo: BB Toy Store/Island Records/Splash News
Hey readers, here's another round of Fashion Fanfic. In this installment of fantasy celebrity conversations, we find Jerry Seinfeld, along with the rest of the Seinfeld crew (Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus), at the iconic Tom's Restaurant discussing exactly what is the deal with "normcore" and how a fashion movement about nothing is kind of something. Here's how we think it went down.
Jerry sat down at his usual booth at Monk's Cafe, no, that wasn't right, at Tom's Restaurant, located on the corner of West 112th Street and Broadway in Morningside Heights. He sometimes had to mentally correct himself and distinguish between reality and a passing facsimile of reality, even if it was loosely based on his own reality. Sometimes, it got so confusing. "What was the deal with—" began his inner monologue before he heard the door open, and spotted Jason Alexander's bald head in the doorway.
They hadn't seen each other since filming a promo and an episode for "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," which some had speculated would be an official Seinfeld reunion. Sadly, that was not to be. However, it was nice to get the gang together when in town. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was rumored to possibly show up to join them, now that she had finished filming season three of Veep. No one had seen Michael Richards for years.
Karl Lagerfeld loves emojis.
Photo: Getty Images/emotiKARL/Photoshop: MTV/Maeve Keirans
In case you missed the marriage of everyone's favorite two things (emojis and Karl Lagerfeld), Karl designed a set of emojis to coincide with the launch of his fragrance line. The app, which you can download now, is called emotiKARL and contains Karl-approved emojis, like various hands with fingerless leather gloves, the many emotions of Choupette, perfume bottles, and more. Since I have read, cherished, and savored a vast number of Karl interviews in my life, I am fairly confident I have an idea of how his emoji proposal meeting went down. Here is my fictional account of the meeting in our latest installation of Fashion Fanfic.
NB: In honor of Karl, I originally wrote this story in French. I have since translated it to English, though, so you don't have to.
Today's the big day! The 2014 Oscars take place tonight, thus ceremoniously ending winter awards season for the year and crowning (essentially) the kings and queens of Hollywood for the next 365 days. There were so many important, beautiful films released this year (I know firsthand; I watched most of them yesterday—thanks, internet!), and while certainly not all of them did, many had surprising style moments that stuck with us long after the credits rolled. In an attempt to commemorate these standout scenes, we've rendered them in our favorite medium: emoji.
'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB': RAYON'S DRESS QUESTION
Jared Leto's Rayon is a girl with a heart of gold. Even while receiving treatment for her HIV from Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner), she's making sure the cut of her dress is just inappropriate enough. *WINK*
Last night, on his second day hosting The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon was graced with the presence of an angel among men, Mr. Harry Styles. JK, it wasn't really Harry! It was Kristen Wiig wearing her finest British boy-band regalia and chatting with Jimmy about Harry's fave food (carnitas), animal (giraffe), and colour (green). While Harry's answers and missing accent were a little suspect, his look was not. Let's see how Kristen as Harry stacks up against real Harry, shall we?
Will the real Harry Styles please stand up?
Photos: Getty Images
The T-shirt/blazer combo is a throwback to Harry's old style (LOL), before he was a British Style Icon who wore Burberry and Yves Saint Laurent. While he prefers buttoned-up dress shirts with blazers these days, the open jacket, skinny black jeans, and shiny shoes are totally accurate. Kristen's jeans could probably be tighter, but she probably didn't want the blood in her legs to stop circulating.
Wear Pharrell's hat on your shirt.
Photos: Getty Images/The M.O.C. Brand
The M.O.C. Brand works fast, y'all. ICYMI, Pharrell wore a giant, "military-inspired" hat to the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday that got a TON of attention from the internet. (TBH, though, I don't know how anyone could have missed it because I'm pretty sure you could see that thing from space.) The internet compared it to everything from the Arby's logo to Smokey Bear to Canadian Mountie, and thus, a meme was born. Naturally, the M.O.C. Brand (formerly Yolo Polos) wasted zero time in adding Pharrell's major sartorial moment to their growing collection of stitched-on icon clothing, so now you can officially sport a piece of Grammy history on your person.
Lena Dunham practice for 'Vogue.'
So, you've landed your first Vogue cover. Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! Wait, that's not right. If you're Lena Dunham, you call Hamish Bowles, the international editor-at-large for the magazine, of course. And what do you wear when Bowles arrives? Perhaps your white, collarless shirt from Fred Segal? After all, it IS your most capable-looking outfit. JK, scratch that, too. If you're Lena Dunham, you wear your silky white pajamas with piped black trim. Because it's about comfort, not capability. Save the stiff shirts for the actual shoot, amirite?
Can you believe it's chocolate?
All Photos: Getty Images
Happy Friday, errybodaaay! This week, we were inspired by photos from the Salon Du Chocolat fashion show, so in lieu of food-related items, we decided that THIS Food Friday we’d create a game: Chocolate or Couture? We're pitting fashion made from chocolate against real runway couture looks. It's sure to be the nation’s fave game by, like, next Wednesday.
Below you’ll find six pairs, each of which contains one outfit consisting of elements made from chocolate and one that is constructed completely of non-chocolate materials. To play, just click on whichever of the two images you think is chocolate. If you’re right, you’ll know. If you’re wrong, you’ll also know.
If you think you have the highest score in all of Internetland, be sure to write it in the comments below and then share it with all your friends who definitely care about your ability to correctly identify food from fashion. At the very least, you’ll earn our respect. Good luck!
WHICH OUTFIT WAS MADE WITH CHOCOLATE? CLICK ONE.