Is there anything Tavi Gevinson can't do? Just this morning it was announced that the teenage blogger-turned-publishing-mogul will be adding another hyphen to her ever-growing list of pursuits: actress. In her recent Bust magazine cover story Tavi hinted that she might want to head to Los Angeles after high school to pursue cinema, but it sounded like directing was more what she had in mind. Turns out that her first turn around the big screen will be in front of the camera though, with a starring role in Nicole Holofcener's new film, alongside Toni Colette, Catherine Keener and other Hollywood heavyweights. Tavi has also signed with talent agency UTA, which makes us think this isn't going to be her only movie gig. The silver screen may be calling, but Tavi has also been a star of the small (online) screen for a little while now. Most recently, Tavi starred in Wren's FW 2012 lookbook video, not just modeling the classic duds but also singing and playing guitar!
We knew it was only a matter of time before Solange Knowles was fronting a new fashion ad campaign and are happy to report our girl is the newest face of Madewell! We'd seen her use the selling powers of her flawless mug for good before - from Rimmel London to the now Rihanna-fronted Armani Jeans - but ever since she signed with Next Models, we could just about SMELL the new gig coming. And honestly, we think this pairing is a perfect fit!
If you're a true downtown New Yorker, you're probably wannabe BFFs with DJ/Model/It Girl Chelsea Leyland. *Raises hand enthusiastically.* The English transplant is everywhere (really cool and invite-only) these days, perpetually blasting bangers at many a Fashion Week fete whilst getting PYT's in their return-of-the-'90s rave looks (see also: Baby Spice Buffaloes, magenta lip liner and electric blue/Ninja Turtle green brows) into a dance-floor, k-hole, marvelous mess. Even if you didn't get that coveted invite, you'll never escape Leyland: she's the babe smizing/working a blonde mane, plastered all over graffiti-covered buildings as the face of Cole Haan's 2012 Fall campaign. There's this duh-factor, too: Leyland's style game is on head-turning kind of proportions, with a closet overflowing with duds from witchy design divas like Alexander Wang and Katie Gallagher. But, as she reveals in this week's Favorite Things, Leyland knows that it's all about the details, and spices up her looks with a good lip-liner and a killer heel. FYI: homegirl's chic interpretation of "kitten heel" via designer Charlotte Olympia resulted in us giving a sartorial standing ovation/maxing out credit cards over here at the MTV Style HQ. She better work!
P!nk is the new CoverGirl.
Photo: Courtesy of CoverGirl Cosmetics
Yes, world. We have a new CoverGirl. Alecia Beth Moore, better known as P!nk, will be the newest face gracing your magazines and TV spots in the name of the cosmetics giant. The "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" singer joins a long list of legendary CoverGirls including Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, and the brand's most recent title-holder Taylor Swift, but rest assured, Miss Moore is bringing her own CoverGirl steez to the campaign.
Miley Cyrus for "Marie Claire."
Photo: Courtesy of Marie Claire
Before we get started, let's give you a minute to pop your eyeballs back into your skull. Truthfully, have you ever seen Miley Cyrus look sooooo #FASHUN as in this Marie Claire September issue cover shoot? This is not to say that the girl doesn't look fashionable every day because that's just wholly untrue. Miley is one of the most fashion-forward PYTs in the game, early-adopting trends with reckless abandon and 100% KILLING THEM. We just mean we just had the wind knocked out of us by the happy amalgamation of this costume jewel encrusted Christian Dior frock, the side-swept tousled bob, and the expert-status broken-down doll Miley is giving that would bring a tear to Miss J. Alexander's eye.
Katy Perry paired a blue french pedicure with her Prada flame shoes.
Nail art on your toes. Toe nail art. No matter how you say it, it still comes out a little weird, both tumbling off your tongue and when you start to think about what you're really saying. Obviously we are about nail art in all its forms, but for some reason our minds get a little turned around when it comes to thinking about putting designs on our toes. Katy Perry, on the other hand, has been rocking bedazzled, patterned paws since way back. We thought, if anyone can help us understand, well, anything, it's Katy, so we took a spin through her toe nail looks of the past, to see if maybe we could make more sense of things. Katy's nail art is always more understated than her glittery, popcorn covered claws, but that's to be expected--there are practical concerns to take into account here, like wearing shoes.
Kimbra at a Tokyo concert, live on 'The Tonight Show,' and onstage in Chicago in 2012.
Photo: Getty Images
It's been a while since Gotye's "Somebody That You Used to Know" first burst upon the music scene and subsequently wormed its way into our eardrums (and hearts, obviously). But even months later after its debut, the Aussie superstar's breakup anthem is still firmly wedged into our consciousness. We owe part of this to Kimbra, the New Zealand songbird who lends her massive pipes to the chorus- and transforms the song from a heartache-y saga to a bold, empowering, ode to independence. Now that her debut album Vows has finally hit stateside, it's about time that Kimbra steps out on her own and get the solo recognition she deserves. Oh, and it should go without saying that her fashion sense is equally noteworthy. The 22-year-old has set herself apart from the rest of the pop star pack, skipping the leotards and leather and instead opting for girly dresses, flouncy skirts, and MAJOR fabric volume. Whether it's lace, feathers, chiffon, mirrors, or sequins, Kimbra likes to make a serious statement without showing tons of skin.
Kiernan Shipka in Little Marc.
Photo: Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar
Is it weird to say that we take some of our style inspiration from a girl who is barely out of grade school? We hope not, because Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka, and her on-screen character Sally Draper, give us a lot of sartorial food for thought day in and day out. We don't even want to start on what we wore when we were twelve (excuse us, twelve and a half), but it definitely wasn't capes from Chloe kids or Little Marc Jacobs peter pan collar blouses. The closest we got to those things involved borrowing, sometimes with permission, sometimes definitely without, our mom's old Betsey Johnson dresses and trying in vain to fit into her shoes. But Kiernan has a discerning eye, an imaginative fashion sense and is, well, pretty fancy for a girl her age. Kiernan took Harper's Bazaar into her amazing (mohogany!) closets in a super cute new video, the fourth installment of their series 'The Look.'
Team USA's Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Aly Raisman.
Photo: Aly Raisman's Instagram
WHOA. Can we please just talk about how absolutely AMAZING Team USA was during women's gymnastics for a minute? Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Aly Raisman, totally dominated last night, absolutely killing it in the floor and vault routines and bringing home the second gold medal EVER for the U.S. women's gymnastics team (making history, people!). Twelve hours later, now that we've watched the clips for like, the thousandth time and our winning high has subsided a little bit, we can finally focus on...dun dun dun...the fashion. The girls may have ruled the competition in shimmery leotards, but we're equally obsessed with the team's off-duty style in the adorable photo above.
Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning on the set of 'Very Good Girls.'
Photo: Getty Images
Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning are both certified style stars in their own right, but when you throw two of Hollywood's coolest new ingenues together on a movie set...well, you know it's gonna be interesting. The twosome have been running around Manhattan and Brooklyn all summer long filming their new drama Very Good Girls, and we've finally caught a couple of glimpses of their on-set style. We're used to seeing the duo repping big-name designers like Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Lanvin on the red carpet and fronting major ad campaigns (Dakota, we're looking at you...), but for their new coming-of-age flick, they kept things casual in complementary summertime duds. We're talking about stuff we all have in our own closets, like denim cut-offs, t-shirts, and sneakers from brands like ASOS, Superga. Not to mention, enough thrifted pieces to stock their own vintage store.