Solange, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ashley Madekwe.
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With an abbreviated cut, bold colors, and tons of pattern play, short suits are kind of like the traditional suit's cooler little sister. Sure, they might take cues from the Wall Street staple, but THIS version has way more edge...and Solange, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Ashley Madekwe are here to prove it. We all know that Solange is pretty much the QUEEN of suits (bowing down), what with her ridiculously awesome printed numbers in her new "Losing You" vid and the mismatched separates she shows off for Madewell. But this week, the singer traded her signature prints for a solid pink ensemble by Twenty8Twelve, which she wore over a checked Preen blouse. We're digging the quirky accessories vibe here, too, with her black and white Nicholas Kirkwood sandals and the Union Jack Charlotte Olympia Clutch. You know the term "transitional pieces"? Well, considering we're currently dealing with 80-degree October weather, the short suit just might be our Indian Summer secret weapon.
Jennifer Lawrence on the November cover of Vogue UK.
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It's undeniable: Jennifer Lawrence has made it. She's been nominated for an Oscar (for her role as Ree in Winter's Bone), been in a gigantic hit movie, and even has a Barbie made in her likeness--if that's not success we really don't know what is. But up until now, guess what? She's never been on the cover of any version of Vogue magazine. Sure, she's done W, Rolling Stone, and yes, appeared in a spread in the American edition of Vogue, but never the cover. It's all gonna change when the November issue of Vogue UK is released, with Lawrence absolutely killing the cover shot. Wearing an ornate black and white, body con dress, loose waves and orangey red lipstick, Lawrence looks much more relaxed than she did on her futuristic bird themed W cover, but still looks 100% as glamorous.
Taylor Swift at Elie Saab at Paris Fashion Week.
We've really got to hand it to Taylor Swift: girl has the demure, lady-like look down PAT. She manages to look elegant and girly without ever looking dowdy or like she's playing dress up, which is unfortunately the trap we see a lot of girls fall into when they're trying out classic looks. It might just be because she's so consistent that she's really figured out what works on her and how to rock it. However, this also means that she can switch up her standby's, changing one aspect of her usual look, and it's super surprising, even though everything else is still in her safe zone. We're referring, of course, to Taylor's usual color palette of red and white. She switched up her look at this year's VMA's by wearing a perfectly tailored white J. Mendel suit, and now she's been switching it up in Paris by wearing dresses in her go-to A-line, but in the most insanely flattering shade of bluebell. For Elie Saab's spring 2013 show, Taylor wore a dress, by Saab of course, in said blue, featuring a high neck, super youthful short sleeves, a waist accentuating fitted bodice with ribbon detailing and a just-above the knee hemline. Paired with some killer greige peep toe sandals, loose waves and her signature red lip, dark eyeliner combo, Taylor looks just like herself, but with the tiniest twist.
Joan Smalls, Sky Ferreira, and Karlie Kloss at Carine Roitfeld and MAC's Le Bal in Paris.
Oh what we would give to have been in Paris last night, even just a fly on the wall at Carine Roitfeld and MAC's Le Bal last night? MTV Style was in the house, with our House of Style hosts Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls looking INCREDIBLE (but is that really a surprise *hair toss*), though, so we can't say we totally missed out, but still. We wonder if there was a dress code in effect because the theme of the night was definitely all black everything. You can count on the high fashion set to take something simple and work it out, though, because this black was most certainly not even close to basic. Joan went sheer with her black, wearing a long, filmy gown with strategically placed embellishments, sleek, center parted hair, and the night's other necessary look: a super smokey eye. That last part should come as no surprise, as smudged kohl is one of Carine's signature looks, and this was her party, after all. Sky Ferreira took a different tack with her all black, wearing a super 90's short sleeved turtleneck (the trend continues!), A-line skirt in what is either velvet or sateen, a wide belt at her waist and her signature super bleached-out hair messy and parted deep on the side. Sky's beauty look was still based around a smudgy black eye, but unlike Joan, who paired hers with a nude lip, Sky went with a punch bowl pout, looking like she had moments before been eating a cherry popsicle. Karlie's look was something akin to a Parisian warrior, in a high-necked dress with a perfectly placed slit up and gorgeous geometric cut outs. Karlie kept her lips bare like Joan, but went for a side part, adding that Parisian, "oh this old thing?" flair that's so totally irresistible.
Lena Dunham in ASOS Magazine.
Anyone who is acting like it's any big surprise that Lena Dunham gives great face in the latest edition of ASOS magazine is just plain silly, because we've known she was basically the coolest for a while now. The 26 year old renaissance woman (I mean, writer/director/actress kind of qualifies, right? Or maybe triple threat would be more appropriate?) has taken the world by storm this year with her HBO smash Girls, which we usually love but sometimes hate because it's a liiiiittle too close to our own lives in New York (but we still love it, even then). But all that aside, Lena looks super cute running around the streets of Brooklyn in a-line skirts, adorable embellished collars, acid washed denim, and saddle shoes. It's basically a fall trend feast, brought to you by ASOS. Before we max out our credit cards getting ourselves suited up to reenact the shoot (where can one get balloons shaped like dogs wearing bandanas?), we just wanted to squeal over this spread a little more. Check out more photos after the jump, and see what Lena has to say about her own fashion sense.
Rihanna and Selena Gomez both wear camouflage.
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Camouflage is trending right now in a big way, and who better than two of our MTV Style patron saints, Rihanna and Selena Gomez, to show us how to do it well. Truth, we've seen it for months from the army jackets of our favorite bloggers to Katy Perry's stage ensembles, but when two pop stars wear it boldly and in different iterations in the same 24-hour span, you know you're riding the absolute crest of the camo wave. Devil's advocates though we are, it's time to see which version you prefer: Rihanna's hypebeast printed pants or Selena's extra layer overshirt?
Lyz Olko of Obesity & Speed.
Photo: Courtesy of Lyz Olko
Are you craving a goth-y grunge fall makeover? Ditto. Well, look no further than downtown-friendly New York cult label, Obesity & Speed. I'm especially obsessed with co-founder Lyz Olko, who, when she's not hand-dying those salacious signature "Choose Death" t-shirts, also runs many a tight door at Gotham's goth-est of boites, perpetually shaking her disheveled dirty blonde locks/giving a smoke-y side eye to Hot Topic clad imposters. Hipper-than-thou newsflash: O&S fans include a slew of sartorial slayers with a penchant for killer duds like Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss, Grimes, Santigold, Natalia Kills and former O&S lookbook models Becka Diamond, Sky Ferreira, and Lindsay Wixson, who got their sulk/perfected-pout on. Olko's upcoming SS13 collection, “Can’t Lose,” is BANANAS, as you'll see below, which is to blame for us MTV Stylers shivering in our shredded skinnies/creepers. Major shout out to Lyz for my coveted anarchy tote, which I naively chose as my LAMD (look at me device) on a recent trip to Dubai (and I didn't get arrested! #Rebel). Anyway, open a credit card or three and prepare to dieee (hehe) over Lyz Olko's fashion-y Favorite Things. <3 you, girl.
Kiernan Shipka and Hailee Steinfeld channeling Peter Pan with their collars at Teen Vogue's Young Holywood party.
Let us tell you: we've seen the future of Hollywood, and it's bright. Not to say that there aren't some promising young actresses in the older half of the "young Hollywood designation," but we sincerely think that there are a few 16 and unders who are poised to give even older actresses a run for their money. Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka and True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld are two of the most exciting young whippersnappers making their mark on movies and TV these days. Add to their jaw dropping acting chops the fact that both these young ladies are also budding fashion plates and what you have is a recipe for MTV Style to plant ourselves firmly in their corners, forever. Hailee is the face of Miu Miu and took a turn as a fashion correspondent for Teen Vogue at this year's New York Fashion Week. Kiernan is quickly becoming a red carpet favorite and showed off her formidable closet to Harper's Bazaar earlier this year. With a combined age of less that 30--Kiernan is 12, Hailee 14--these two young a-listers are undeniable. At Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood party, they embodied yet another of the traits that we love about them: while both are sophisticated and meticulous dressers, they always wear age appropriate, fun dresses, experimenting with trends and high fashion while still sticking firmly in the realm of (really fancy) kid-dom. On last night's red carpet, both girls wore Peter Pan collars, one of our favorite trends for fall. Kiernan went the traditional route, with a collared cocktail dress, while Hailee Steinfeld decided to switch up the trend in a detachable metal collar. Will we be able to decide who wore it better? See for yourself after the jump.
Emma Watson at a screening of 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' in London.
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Demi Lovato may be feeling the '90s vibes these days with chokers and grunge-inspired beauty, but she's not the ONLY one having a style flashback. Emma Watson worked her own take on a major '90s trend this week, showing up to a special screening of The Perks of Being a Wallflower in London wearing...a dress over pants. Yep, whether you like it or not- the look officially back! The trend has been slowly infiltrating the runways, with designers like Lanvin, Dries van Noten and Acne showing in the past, and was a big hit this season as well, thanks to Chris Benz and Diane Von Furstenberg, who paraded the layers down the catwalk for Spring 2013. Considering our girl Emma is always one to hop on the trends early, it's not REALLY that surprising that she's ahead of the game. But considering her love for structural minidresses by emerging designers (see: Brood), the choice to rock this Christian Dior Couture number IS a little unexpected.
Carly Rae Jepsen carrying the McFadin 'Carly' clutch.
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Pencil and paper out, guys, we've got a pop quiz for you: What do Lana Del Rey, Alexa Chung, and Carly Rae Jepsen have in common? No, we're not talking about great hair or rad style (although that's true, too). Turns out all three ladies are minted members of the Namesake Handbag Club™. Ahem, if you haven't heard of this super exclusive establishment YET, think of it as the ultimate way to take your fashion muse status to the next level. Mulberry originally debuted the "Alexa" bag last year, named after the Brit icon and inspired by her preppy-tomboyish personal style. It shot to "It" bag status pretty much immediately (despite its cool $1,350 price tag), with fellow celebs like Nikki Reed, Ellie Goulding and Florence Welch all sporting the luxe leather carryall. But Alexa's not the only one with her own Mulberry- Lana Del Ray snagged the honors of a "Lana" bag courtesy of the U.K. brand earlier this year, too. Now it's Carly Rae Jepsen's turn to claim bragging rights, thanks to a white leather "Carly" clutch inspired by the "Call Me Maybe" singer herself.