Lena Dunham poses for 'V' Magazine shot by Terry Richardson.
Photo: 'V' Magazine/Terry Richardson
From the explosive debut season of Girls to rocking a Miley Cyrus-inspired pixie cut and landing a mega money book proposal, it's safe to say Lena Dunham had a fabulous 2012, and this new year looks to be no different. On only this second day in January, we've discovered the writer/director/actress's photo shoot with Terry Richardson for the upcoming issue of V Magazine, which hits newsstands January 10 (just THREE days before the Girls Season 2 premiere for those of you who are counting down — and you should be).
Aptly named Time Magazine's coolest person of the year, Dunham takes the director's chair wearing a black Calvin Klein bodysuit and Manolo Blahnik pumps. Although there was a bit of controversy when Dunham appeared at an L.A. event wearing a turquoise top and what appeared to be a blatant lack of pants, we do not object to the leggy abstentia here. Throughout the photos, Dunham rocks the slinky one-piece, accentuating her gams and accessorizing with a cherry red Michael Kors coat and a mouthful of toothpaste.
In the sartorial sea of pop starlets clad in mini-dresses made of deli meat, whipped cream squirting brassieres, and, duh, many an MDMA-y sea punk lewk, there's still hope for the return of the classically badass, pre-Tumblr pop star (see: Madonna circa "Vogue", Janet circa daisy dukes/natural curls/top-free). I promise. And I'm here to tell you why aka I just had to escape the family Christmas dinner for a minute or twenty tbh. Shout out to my cheeky British BFF and Interscope Recording artist Natalia Kills who, fyi, is smize-ing in the dictionary alongside the word “glamazon”. *Snaps gum* With a penchant for vintage Chanel bling/leather form-fitting everythang/a life-changing ponytail (in addition to making my credit card convulse on our spontaneous shopping sprees), the bonafide diva kills it (sry, had to) wherever she goes with her rebellious ways and fashion numbers (see: receiving a ticket for "inappropriate attire" whilst getting her shop on at the Dubai Mall). Expect even more killing it from Kills with the upcoming release of her aptly titled album, Trouble, produced mainly by Jeff Bhasker (whose werk probs made you eargasm from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Kanye, oh my!) and overflowing with demented pop gems/sultry synth-heavy songs that will result in both nightmares and wet dreams. She's multi-talented, you guys. Til then, we here at MTV Style have got y’all a very amazing belated X-Mas pressy...! Our fashion-y friends over at the immaculate blog known as StyleLikeU have given us an exclusive premiere documenting their recent hangout with Kills… in her walk-in drool-inducing closet. *J'Dead* Spoiler Alert: There's a Kills-strutting-in-a-slew-of-Walter-Steiger pumps moment. There's Kills being brilliant whilst dishing about the inspiration behind her amazing new song “Controversy” and album. Oh, and -- get out your iPad -- there's also Kills teaching us common folk ways to be drop dead gorgeous and flaw-free and goddess-like. Did I mention I chit-chatted with NK about her style icons and fancying neoprene? There's that too. Do you feel the sartorial spirit or whuttttt? Our gift to you... after the jump!
Ooooooh Haylor, what will we do with you? Pop's latest power duo is, obviously, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, and the two have been out and about all over the place, from watching the seals in Central Park to, now, the tattoo parlor. While the pretty as a peach and innocent as ice cream Swift is basically the LAST person we would expect to find frequenting an establishment called The Shamrock Tattoo Parlor in Los Angeles. I mean really. Shamrock Tattoo Parlor? It doesn't get less flower crown than that, but we're kind of loving it. Tay's new beau is no stranger to the hypnotizing buzz of the tattoo gun, already sporting a fair amount of ink, but we have to wonder, does this mean Taylor is considering adding a little illustration to her bod? A portrait of her cat, Meredith, perhaps? We can only hope. The tattoo, which covers a large portion of Harry's arm and is a highly detailed pirate ship, bears a bit of a resemblance to the ship tatt Taylor's "I Knew You Were Trouble" beau sports in his new video. Coincidence, we think not, but what could it mean?! It definitely solidifies what we already knew: Tay loves a bad boy. Check out an interview with the singer, where she talks about just that, after the jump!
Selena Gomez and Terry Richardson
Photo: via TerryRichardsonStudio Instagram
To be perfectly honest, we have no idea how this photo of Selena Gomez and Terry Richardson managed to fly under the online radar for a whole week because seriously, this is pure internet GOLD. Not to mention, kind of unexpected. From Lady Gaga to Rihanna to Jared Leto, the New York photographer's roster of subjects reads like a who's who of Hollywood's A-list, but Selena has remained conspicuously absent from it all...until now, that is. Judging from the chummy Instagram above, the singer and Spring Breakers star stopped by Terry's studio a week ago for a photoshoot. Matching in plaid shirt (the photog in his trademark lumberjack red and Selena working bright blue), the two look totally friendly and comfortable with each other— so who knows, maybe this was a long time coming? Terry captioned the Instagram with "#terryrichardaon and @selenagomez today!!! After my shoot!!! #LA #selenagomez #C41 #awesome #thebest." Wow, SOMEONE's a Selenator....
Gaga in the Sweaters For My Friends Intarsia Sweater from Urban Outfitters.
Photo: Terry Richardson
We've known for awhile that Terry Richardson and Lady Gaga are total besties. Between their photo book, Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson, and the fact that Mama Monster shaved part of her head in honor of Richardson's late mother, the two seem super close, and new photos posted on Terry's Diary are only solidifying what we already thought. The cozy photos, which were taken backstage when Gaga performed with the Rolling Stones on the final date of their anniversary tour, show the singer in a variety of looks, both casual and stage ready. There's even one sweater that looked oddly familiar, and it turns out to be from Urban Outfitters! Celebrities, they're just like us, right?! Unfortunately it's now sold out, but the fact that the great Gags is clowning around in togs from one of our favorite suppliers of everyday clothes makes us feel pretty special. Or makes us feel like maybe we can relate to Gaga a little more? Ha! Just kidding, though, the rest of the images bring us back to reality once again, showing the singer in full velvet bodysuits, signed Rolling Stones jackets, and more untouchable insanity.
Ashley Smith shot by Ellen von Unwerth.
There's a new mag on the fashion-y block and it's like nothing you've ever seen before. Meet Galore magazine, sizzling up many a fancy mag stand RIGHT NOW, with the voluptuous model Ashley Smith (whose ressy includes Alexander Wang's SS/11 T line and Diesel's SS12 Mert and Marcus campaign) as its cover girl. Oh, and shot by the iconic Ellen. von. Unwerth. *Chokes on coffee, dies* FYI: Ellen, who is responsible for shooting the biggest starlets in the world and transforming them into sex kittens/flapper girls/bondage vixens et al, is also responsible for making my face leak in fandom with Britney aka Godney's latest “Fantasy Twist” campaign and video. So thanks for that, girl. The magazine is the brainchild behind Lovecat fanzine founders/crazily creative duo/my best grunge-y dressed homies, Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat. They, along with Ellen and Ashley, hosted the Galore invite-only launch/hangover-inducing bash over the weekend with glam guests in attendance including The Blonds (Phillipe's bleached mermaid locks = heaven), Natalia Kills (ROCKING VINTAGE CHANEL BLING), and the gorgeous Andrej Pejic (marry me, now). The bash also acted as the video premiere for Ellen's salacious "Ride It", starring Ms. Ashley Smith and shot in conjunction with the sexy Galore spread. Spoiler Alert: The potentially NSFW video involves tatted male models in pony masks whilst being seduced by a cowboy hat/corset-wearing Smith. You can watch it here. You're welcome. If you for some unknown reason blink, you may or may not think you're watching a young Anna Nicole Smith being amazing. Oh, did we also mention we have an exclusive chit-chat with the boyz, Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat, and ELLEN VON UNWERTH after the jump?! #ChristmasCameEarly
Miley Cyrus, Kat Graham And Iggy Azalea on the VH1 Divas red carpet.
Last night was a big one for the ladies, and Adam Lambert. VH1 Divas is always one of our most anticipated nights of the year, because, obviously. It's rife with big voices and big fashions, from the PURPLE carpet to the stage. We've already broken down all of Glambert's looks from the night, and noticed that The Blonds made a major appearance on the stage. But what about the ladies on the carpet? We noticed one trend was really making the rounds, and that was the creative display of skin, but just a little bit. We all know the power of a little peek in these situations, and three ladies in particular showed off three flawless ways to rock it. In three very different ways, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, and Kat Graham all showed some skin, while also keeping a little something to the imagination. While, in Iggy and Miley's case, we didn't see them in their peek-a-boo looks for long before they took to the stage, the dresses each made a distinct impact on us. With dress up season very much upon us, we're definitely going to be taking some cues from these stunners.
Photo: Satoshi Minakawa
Every so often, a superstar with a penchant for looking amazing is born, grabbing my credit card's attention and sartorial-slaying all of your faves. Her name is Roses Gabor
, and she made me a believer in SWAG aka taught me what swag really means. Take, for instance, the Brit cutie's music video for "Stars
," which essentially is an ecstasy-heavy aesthetic paradise. Spoiler Alert: It kicks off with a trippy shimmering sea a la TLC's classic "Waterfalls" before flashing word art-ish/Illuminati-ish text screaming "ROSES GABOR", just to remind y'all who you'll soon be majorly Stanning for. The vid also involves hoop earrings, killer KTZ prints, a side pony and swaggerlish moves. My personal highlight is Roses as a kaleidoscope moment. You'll see what I mean. The vid's greatness resulted in me bouncing around/smizeing into my mirror clad in my knock off Jeremy Scott leopard print acrylic thrift shirt/Trash and Vaudeville creepers combo just this morning for which I now require a massage. Anywho, I am sosososooo pumped for Gabor's forthcoming debut, 'Night Sky', that I already pre-ordered it which, duh, you should too. Until then, here's the underground-dancehall-singer-turned-emerging-sartorial-starlet's faint-worthy favorite things. You're very welcome!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAILEE STEINFELD! Today, you're officially sweet 16, and in honor of you and your day of birth, one of our ABSOLUTE favorite fashion plates (regardless of age!), we've rounded up our personal 16 favorite looks that you've rock since stepping out in the spotlight courtesy of True Grit. Sure, that only makes for two years of ensembles to choose from, but believe us, there were more than enough to choose from. In all honesty, whittling the list down to 16 was actually pretty difficult! To make it all a little more digestible, here are our sweet 16 Hailee Steinfeld outfits broken up into a few thematic categories. Enjoy!
SPARKLY AND SWEET
We've picked out our 16 favorite outfits Hailee Steinfeld has ever worn.
Photo: Getty Images
Since it is her sixteenth birthday, we'll start with the most sweet-16 ready set: Hailee's sparkly and sweet outfits. There are two ways she prefers to implement her sartorial sparkle. Sometimes it's a full-bodice of sequins and beading like we saw on both the poofy princess Marchesa she wore to the 2011 Academy Awards (and paired with SNEAKERS to the Vanity Fair party!) or that lovely midi skirted Miu Miu dress she wore to the 2011 BAFTA Awards. And other times it's a touch of shine on a dress or blazer's collar à la her "Muta" by Lucrecia Martel screening outfit and 2011 MTV Movie Awards red carpet tuxedo.
Kelly Osbourne at Art Basel in Miami.
Raise your hand/strawberry daq-filled glass if you've been obsessed with Kelly Osbourne since her teen goth days circa MTV's The Osbournes aka the best reality television shit-show since Real World San Fran. Remembs the one amazing time when Mama Osbourne tossed a honey baked ham over her neighbor's fence? *Nostalgia tears* Anyway, I love a good cheeky Brit with a fearless walk-in closet (see also: Ginger Spice), so when I met Kelly over the blackout-friendly Miami Art Basel weekend (see: ran up to her posse whilst belting her Madonna "Papa Don't Preach" cover), I was quite the starry-eyed gay. 'Twas not just an ordinary Basel bash infinity poolside at the Standard Hotel -- a sea of immaculately dressed cuties in their LAMD© best (FYI: Look At Me Device is brought to you by my BFF/Bravo Gallery Girl, Angela Pham) got shwasted in celebration of Terry Richardson's new book whilst probs not buying said new book and instead opting for booty bouncing/"You go, girl!!!"s to Azealia Banks' CRAY performance complete with many a perfect purple weave whipping moments (and, hiiii, a Pharrell *FAINTS* Williams sighting). Anywhoo, I chatted with Kelly about her lavender '50s prom-friendly hair do upkeep which, spoiler alert, she revealed involves old lady hair mousse. I also chit-chatted with her about Joan Rivers as a grandma figure/Lordes "Lola" Leon as a BFF, her signature scent for which she's rocked since the age tween, and other uh-mazing things that made me blush/visibly schvitz my Manic Panic blue sea-punk dye all down my mug. Yeah, I'm a professional journalist or something. The things I do for y'all dear MTV steez readers… Read on, cuties.