Jennifer Lawrence in September.
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With her bow and arrow-wielding Katniss cred AND her simultaneous rise as fashion's newest darling, there aren't many people who can hopscotch between glamour and The Hunger Games like Jennifer Lawrence. Sure, we all know that she's got a killer instinct (literally) as the star of the blockbuster action franchise. But within the last few months the actress has also graced the covers of British VOGUE, W, and landed a super high fashion spread in VOGUE, proving that maybe she really CAN do it all. And now she's taking it one step further, as the latest muse for Christian Dior. This morning WWD reported that the 22-year-old has been named the newest face for the label's Miss Dior handbags, an honor previously held by fellow stars like Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard.
Taylor Swift loves her Charlotte Olympia cat shoes.
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Oh how we long for a pair of Charlotte Olympia cat flats. Oh how we need little whiskers adorning our toes, how we need a pink nose upon our feet. How can something so silly feel so essential? Maybe it's our well-hidden but omnipresent cat lady tendencies, or maybe it's just that they're freaking cute. You know who agrees with us? Taylor Swift. The pretty young thing has been seen sporting felines on her feet all over the world, and she's thoroughly convinced us that not only are these super cute shoes, well, super cute, but they're also totally practical. From wearing them out and about to bike riding through the streets of Paris while shooting her video for "Begin Again" off of her upcoming album Red (which comes out on October 22nd). We were totally taken over the edge, however, when Taylor showed up at the Radio One Teen Awards in London wearing a white a-line dress (not a surprise) with a pair of Charlotte Olympia satin cat face PUMPS. Now, we're all for a little whimsy and humor when it comes to your kicking around clothes, but on the red carpet? We were skeptical at first but it's a look that's really, seriously grown on it. We knew that the time had come to scour the internet for cat-face shoes of our own, both the exact same as Tay's and at other, more affordable price points.
Ok so she's not all the way down to her birthday suit, but Rihanna is nearly naked in a photo for her fragrance, Nude, that she leaked on Instagram over the weekend. She posted the photo, alongside the caption "Here is my new add [sic] for a brand new fragrance #NUDE !!! Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall!!!" on Friday evening, starting off the holiday weekend with a big piece of news. The campaign also shows Ri with as an old Hollywood-style blonde, a hair look that's completely unlike the super fashionable pixie cut she's been sporting since the 2012 VMA's. She shot the steamy pics back in May, when she announced, also via Instagram, that she would be putting out the new fragrance, and we've been tapping our toes wondering about them ever since. With Nude set to be released this fall, however, they're right on schedule for a super hot holiday release.
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.
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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.