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.
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Ok so, we're pretty sure this is as close as we're going to come to seeing Taylor Swift in one of those ubiquitous (for pop stars at least) nude bodysuits. Her performance look at the iHeartRadio festival this weekend was part beauty pageant tap dance costume and part, as we said, embellished nude bodysuit, and we have to say, we're into it. She's sticking with the cute, girl next door style that we saw in her VMAs performance, but definitely kicked it up a notch for her performance in Vegas. Paired with some super current silver loafers and a bowler hat cocked just so, Taylor looked every bit the performer, but still looked like herself. Not only is this outfit just the right balance of comfort and glitz, but it's also SUPER wearable, so we set out on a mission to find versions of each item that could be worn everyday!
Miley Cyrus and Gwen Stefani got a lil' 90's at the iHeartRadio festival.
As quintessential 90's garments go, the sleeveless, cropped turtleneck is pretty high up there, alongside velvet babydoll dresses, daisy prints and Docs, we would say. It's also been creeping back into rotation in the past few months, and although it's a challenging garment in theory, as turtlenecks are (we just feel so conflicted!), we have to say we're learning to love it. As you can imagine, our eyes got wide when we saw not one but TWO turtleneck crop tops at the iHeartRadio festival yesterday, on Miley Cyrus and Gwen Stefani. Now, WE don't need to tell YOU how much of a co-sign it is to see two ladies working a trend we've been mulling over. Not to mention the fact that they're of two distinctly different generations. Gwen was already a fashion icon in the 90's, although she wasn't too much older than Miley is now. Miley, on the other hand, was but a wee baby in the 90's (she was born in 1992) and so these trends are brand new for her, so it's interesting that it would be Miley who would rock a truly nostalgia-inducing version of the cropped, sleeveless turtleneck (we can literally see Shannon Doherty wearing this top in our minds), while Gwen's crop top is distinctly more futuristic and modern.
Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham at the IHeartRadio festival.
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Sometimes we like to think that stars call each other up before major events, BFF-style, to talk about what they're planning on wearing and how they should coordinate outfits. And while that's probably not the case, our theory still makes total sense given Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham at this weekend's iHeartRadio festival. The two gorgeous Vampire Diaries costars both worked shimmery metallic minidresses at the event, complete with lace overlay and high necks. But wait a sec- the similarities don't end there! Nina and Kat ALSO had peekaboo cutout backs, which they each flaunted on the red carpet. We can always count on the duo to set trends separately, but when we're lucky enough to catch them together? Yep, it's pretty much a stylesetter EXPLOSION.
Many of us were something just short of aghast when Hedi Slimane announced that he would be using his power as creative director of legendary fashion house Yves Saint Laurent to stage a complete overhaul of the brand, starting with the most sacred of signifiers: the name. It would be called Saint Laurent Paris--a small change, but a significant one--and people scratched their heads a little bit, but as time has passed have come to accept that a new age of YSL is upon us. There have been reports that the new SLP will include expanded ready to wear, MANY more stores, and a younger, fresher feel, and Slimane's extracurricular activities support those theories. Outside of creative directing, Slimane has been photographing magazine and album covers from ultra cool, slightly grungy pretty young things Grimes and Sky Ferreira (not to mention those incredible photos of Frances Bean Cobain). He shot the cover for Sky's Ghost EP and Grimes' Dazed & Confused cover, and has now been posting atmospheric, beautiful shots of the Canadian musician on his blog, Hedi Slimane Diary. Could Slimane's fondness for edgy, street wise ladies be an indicator of the direction the new Saint Laurent Paris will take? Are there SLP snapbacks and nameplates in our future? Check out more of Slimane's photos after the jump and form your own theories.
Aubrey Plaza in 'It's Getting Late'.
Photo: Courtesy of Miu Miu
Reason #1032 we're obsessed Miu Miu: besides the clothes (duh), the Italian label always shows love to Hollywood's brightest ingenues... often times before anyone else. From Hailee Steinfeld to Mia Wasikowska, Miu Miu's been seriously in tune with our girl crushes the past few seasons, letting the actresses show their stuff in the quirky-cool ad campaigns. But this season the brand is trying something a little different with a series of short fashion films called The Miu Miu Women’s Tales, and yes, they're awesome. The fourth installment just hit the internet and stars some of our favorite actresses as L.A. women leading vastly different lives. Think Patricia Clarkson as a film editor, ex-Bond girl Gemma Arterton as a young mother, and Aubrey Plaza as a blogger. And all of them, it should go without saying, are IMPECCABLY dressed.
The cover art for Carly Rae Jepsen's album 'Kiss.'
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"Call Me Maybe" is one thing, but are you ready for an ENTIRE album stocked with so catchy-it-kind-of-hurts tracks? Um, duh. Better start practicing your karaoke skills, because Carly Rae Jepsen's record Kiss officially drops today in the U.S. and features 15 more pop anthems guaranteed to be our (not so) guilty pleasure. She's already shown her '80s love in her newest single "This Kiss," and now the singer has yet another homage to the era up her sleeve...this time, with her cover art fashion. We're getting a serious Flashdance-meets-Dirty Dancing kind of vibe with the splashy "Carly Rae Jepsen" font and pink background, but her outfit REALLY seals the deal. From the oversized tee (sleeves rolled, natch), bow belt, and blue miniskirt, it's clear somebody's been doing her style research. And further proof that the '80s are back: you can recreate the ENTIRE ensemble wearing- what else?!- American Apparel. See how to channel your own Jennifer Grey after the jump!