Miguel

Miguel talked to us about his eclectic style.
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Before I jump into that one time I got to interview Miguel in the backseat of a moving van (no, that's not a euphemism for anything), I do believe a hearty congratulation is in order. From the bottom of our glitter-laden MTV Style hearts, we're sending mad love and props to the souful crooner because he just racked up FIVE Grammy nods last night including Song of the Year for his falsetto-dripping single "Adorn." It doesn't come as THAT much of a surprise, though, since Miguel's been riding high on critical acclaim for his Kaleidoscope Dream sophomore album since its release in early October. The sound of the record is unique in its ability to feel simultaneously nostalgic and cutting-edge fresh, and we can't help but notice (you know, being a fashion blog and all) that his style has morphed considerably since his debut record All I Want Is You and feels a lot like his new sound. Fortunately for us, Miguel obliged our requests to talk his ear off about fashion influences and runway trends and leather chaps while he tried to get a meal in despite our abrasive journalistic pushiness (the man is a SAINT, guys). Now, we're going to share the information and thoughtful words we mined from him with you!

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Lisa Howard, Diamond Rings' stylist.
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Earlier this week, we had a conversation with Diamond Rings' John O'Regan about his performance and music video style, and the way that his look has evolved in the whirlwind couple of years since he burst onto the scene. From dancing in front of a graffiti-covered (greenscreen) wall in leggings and an enormous denim jacket in his video for "All Yr Songs" to wearing a custom-studded leather jacket on Letterman, O'Regan has evolved from rocking vintage and classic sports jerseys and electric glitter makeup to rocking super slick monochrome, on-point accessories, and yeah, still a pop of color once in awhile. He hasn't done it alone either. If you've watched John's videos, particularly "Wait & See" and the more recent "Runaway Love," you might have noticed a little blonde cutie dancing behind him. That's no video extra, oh no, that's John's right hand woman, creative director, stylist, makeup artist, and, yes, cousin, Lisa Howard. Lisa does it all, even HAND STUDDING the leather jackets and sneakers that John wears, and that's no small task. When we saw Lisa at a gathering to celebrate the release of Diamond Rings' sophomore album, Free Dimensional, her fingers were literally bleeding from spending all day studding sneakers for John's Letterman performance. Seeing dedication like that, we knew we had to share her secrets with the world, and she was kind enough to take a break from her breakneck touring schedule to answer all of our pressing questions.

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Diamond Rings.
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Considering the thisclose relationship between fashion and music these days, there's no shortage of bands who transform their live performances into a danceable kind of fashion show. But if you ask us, not many have perfected the art QUITE as well as Diamond Rings. This Toronto-based musical outfit of John O'Regan has a style that's as awesomely futuristic, forward, and boundary-pushing as his signature electro-throbbing sound. And once you check out videos for his tracks like "Runaway Love" and "You And Me," you'll see how this is no small feat. We were dying to know his secret, so we tracked down John just before he hit NYC (his final tour date this year!) to talk about his early days, his superhero inspiration, and why he no longer wears his mom's leggings onstage.

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Tom Burke in the Saint Laurent Pre Collection 2013 campaign .
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Fact: any band that puts an "!" at the end of its name wins an automatic place in our iTunes library. But along with their perky moniker, it's the danceable beats and happy-go-lucky-vibe of London fivepiece Citizens! that REALLY won us over for the long haul. These boys pack some major musical punch on their debut album (out now), AND with a self-described "rock n' roll-meets-Englishman" wardrobe, you can bet they look good doing it. Hedi Slimane clearly thinks so. The Saint Laurent designer spotted the group at a festival this summer and immediately tapped frontman Tom Burke for the fashion house's new campaign, setting off a bajillion questions in our brains: Is this the beginning of a second modeling career? Has he been practicing his "Blue Steel" ever since? How did he and Hedi become SUCH good friends? Luckily for us, Tom called in from the tour to give us the scoop on his new gig, Citizens! fashion philosophy, and why he wishes he had style like Jagger.

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A still from Jac Vanek's new lookbook.
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Jac Vanek's clothing label should come with fine print that goes a little something like this: "Warning, this t-shirt may cause a reaction." After all, when you're wearing a flannel splashed with "I Hate Everyone" on the back or a beanie with "Dude" lettering, what else would you expect? This is a brand stuffed with attitude, from her dripping grunge graphics to the words themselves, and they've got a bold and daring celeb fan base to match. Everyone from Demi Lovato to Miley Cyrus to Willow Smith has sported Jac's comfy-cute wears, proving just HOW far the L.A. designer has come since she emerged on the scene several years with one "Ruthless" bracelet. We caught up with Jac yesterday to talk about concert-obsessed childhoods, '90s resurgence, and what happens when you see your designs in the tabloids.

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Keira Knightley as 'Anna Karenina'
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Fashion and movies go together like Mary-Kate and Ashley, Rita Ora and her sneaks, and sample sales and long lines,. In other words, PERFECTLY. And it's tough to find a film that epitomizes this closerthanclose connection between the two than Joe Wright's big screen adaption of Anna Karenina, which opens this weekend. The Hollywood version of Leo Tolstoy's classic 1877 novel intertwines all the drama of the original (love, gossip, betrayal? Consider us sold.) with thoroughly modern touches like a seriously theatrical overtone and a glamorous sheen that's evident from the intricate hats all the way down to the floor-skimming skirts. But while it's all predictably gorgeous on the outside, we wanted to get the FULL story behind Keira Knightley and co.'s movie outfits. So we hopped on the phone with the film's costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, who called in from L.A. to give us all the answers...

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Snooki Beauty Line

Snooki at her fragrance launch on Nov. 13.
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Guys, Snooki is really, really close to fashion world domination. Like, we thought her accessories, flip-flops, handbags, and sunglasses lines were enough to prove that she was a TOTAL #bosslady, but as it turns out, that was just the beginning of her style endeavors. Last week, she launched her second fragrance and first-ever nail polish collection, and this week we were lucky enough to chat with her about it! (And try all the products out firsthand, obvi.) It turns out she not only launched a 3-piece glitter nail collection like we thought, but also tons of other "Snookified" polishes, including a shimmery green color called "Money Maker" and a magenta hue called "Smush That." She also surprised us with super-cute press-on nails (complete with bows!), animal print nail decals and even a scented top coat. We chatted about all-things beauty, including her freshly-dyed fiery red hair, obsession for nail art, and—GASP—future clothing line. Peep ALL the deets after the jump, and, just so you know, we're totally in love with her now. Baiii.

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Alexis Krauss Sephora

Alexis Krauss for Sephora.
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Let's just admit it: Alexis Krauss has been killin' it as of late. The Sleigh Bells frontwoman (and MTV Style fashion icon) not only rocks the best outfits in onstage and in music videos, but she's officially starting to branch out into the fashion world, and we could NOT be more excited about it. Earlier in month we peeped her modeling skills in the Obesity and Speed campaign, and this week, Alexis appeared in Sephora's holiday "Celebrate Your Extraordinary" campaign. WUT. She's featured alongside Parker Posey, Leelee Sobieski, Into The Gloss founder Emily Weiss, and Wonderland fashion editor Julia Sarr-Jamois sporting jet-black liner, a touch of blush and a nude lip. But, we have to admit our favorite part are THOSE. NAILS. So, of course we had to reach out to Alexis' personal nail artist Ria Lopez, (whom you maaayyy remember from a video we did a little while back) and she dished on the inspiration behind her design, what it was like working on her first campaign, and even told us her fave Sephora nail products. Oh la la! Check it out after the jump.

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Wildfox

Looks from Wildfox Couture's Resort 2013 collection.
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The Wildfox Couture world goes a little something like this: super cute t-shirts, dresses, and oversized sweaters set in a land of sunshine, pop culture, and an unlimited closet. Throw in some '90s grunge and Romeo and Juliet lines and there's pretty much NOWHERE else we'd rather be. Clearly we're not the only ones in love, since the L.A. brand has become an unofficial Young Hollywood uniform since the label first burst upon the scene in 2007. So what's the secret? According to founder and designer Kimberley Gordon, their recipe for success involves pop culture references, perpetual California dreaming....and a little help from their friends, Lindsay, Demi, and Beyonce (no last names necessary). Get the lowdown from Kim herself below!

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Charlotte Ronson at her show in Aruba.
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Dearest NYers: Please do your best not to despise me/hate Tweet me. I escaped the ultimate Mean Girl known as Mother Nature over the weekend…but in the name of fashion! Specifically, Aruba In Style, which showcased many a beach-friendly designer from Aruba, Venezuela, Columbia and other tropical paradises. It was, in short, uh-mazing. Major highlight: kicking it via a cray unconventional front-row experience alongside fashion-y folks like Fashionista and FashionEtc—frozen mojito in hand, feet in pool water—whilst gorgeous models of all shapes and sizes strutted their stuff in floral bikinis, fancy flip-flops and lots of sheer. Additionally, there was a smoke-y sage-clutching model clad in a gothic wedding dress and a male model sporting abs of steel and sequined short-shorts, which resulted in my schvitzing my SPF off. There was also that one time where I found myself at Aruba's version of the Versace mansion for a presentation complete with gaudy marble pillars, statues and, duh, open bar. I bumped into the gorgggg downtown designer staple, Charlotte Ronson, who came down to represent for New York. If y'all saw her salivating-inducing SS13 show, then y'all know the homegirl's designs was a no-brainer showstopper for the daisy dukes, bikinis on top-friendly sartorial soiree. After one too many Pina Colada, I had a kiki with the sun-kissed beauty. Topics included her “Aruba In Style“ debut, her fave fashion-y pop princesses, and her secret behind remaining flaw-free in the Aruba heat/NYC frigid freak show.

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