So we've received scant information about the #worldsmosttalkedaboutwedding, which is only just a day away. I know this because it's saved on my Google Calendar. Sure, we've seen their shopping spree in Paris, but what does it mean? The West and Kardashian camps have been keeping everything under wraps, except for the location of their wedding (presumably at Belvedere Fort in Florence, unless that's another fake-out as well). Ayyyy Yeezy, how we gonna talk about if you don't give us some deets? Like Sway, we ain't got the answers! Until now, that is.
We here at MTV Style HQ have discovered pages from what we're assuming is Kanye's Secret Sketchbook. I mean, dude looks like the type of dude to own a moleskin right? Let's take a look!
Art: Kanye's Secret Sketchbook.
Right off the bat, you can see 'Ye debating between a couple of groom's looks. A suit and cape with black Timberlands? Bold move, and not entirely unexpected given his style oeuvre. There's also a close-up detail with Kanye highlighting exotic leathers like eel and ostrich for his lapels and tuxedo, which is a continuation of the his love of leathers from his first leather jacket down to his leather jogging pants. What's interesting is that this might've been sketched when Versailles was still the final destination of the wedding. Here's a sketch of Kanye dressed as a 16th-century French courtier with one can only assume are Freddy loafers and face-blocking shades. And as always, 'Ye is pushing envelopes and envelopes–who knows if the black hoods from his "Black Skinhead" performances will make an appearance or not.
Get paid, RiRi.
Photo: Getty Images
It has recently been reported that Rihanna gets paid $100,000 to attend a fashion show. Yeah, NBD. JK, it's a very big deal. During Fashion Week(s) throughout the world, @badgalriri attends a lot of shows. She even changed her hair in between two this winter because, y'know, ~fashun~. Gotta switch up your look every
once in a while hour. If we are to believe this report to be true, Rihanna makes a pretty penny during Fashion Week, and, so, we imagined a few things she may like to buy with her earnings from attending one show. Of course, if she wants to donate, like, half a fashion show's worth of pay to me, I'd be cool with that too.
2,500 BUCKET HATS
Rihanna has been very into bucket hats recently, making us totally rethink our opinion on the accessory. For $100K, Rih could buy 2,500 bucket hats at $40 a pop. If she decides to buy that many bucket hats, let's hope she foresees a future with them–that's enough hats for her to wear a new one every single day for over six years.
Katy Perry and Madonna on the cover of 'V.'
Photo: V Magazine
We've seen the teaser images and tweets from Katy Perry and Madonna regarding their S&M inspired photo shoot by Steven Klein for V magazine, but now that we have all of the images, can I just say how excited I am?
The couple that conceals their faces together stays together.
Photo: Life + Times/Getty Images
Right on the heels of Jay Z and Beyonce releasing "Run," photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were snapped before heading to the gym for a pre-wedding workout. Kimye were caught wearing matching bandanas, in addition to a decidedly lowkey outfit for Ye: a gray hooded sweatshirt, cropped sweatpants, tights, and Nikes. Kim, was also wearing tights + a hoodie and a swagged-out leather "Yeezy" jacket. It appears that remaining inconspicuous was not a chief concern. One can only assume they were listening to Ye's "The New Workout Plan."
Meanwhile, hip-hop's premier royal couple stepped out in matching balaclavas in their never-to-be-released film "Run." She with a white blazer, lacy bra top, and trousers; he in a white crewneck tee, blazer, and pants.
Source: Grace Coddington's Instagram/Rihanna's Twitter / Art: MTV Style.
Vogue's Creative Editor Grace Coddington joined Instagram, had her account taken down, and then had it reinstated all within the course of a week. Why? She had posted a nude selfie (of sorts) and with the help of a grassroots campaign, was able to get her account back.
This isn't the first time that someone's lost posting privileges after uploading content that wasn't age-appropriate. Bad
girl gal Rihanna happens to be the most well-known casualty of this policy (something that hurts all of us here on a daily basis). However, what Grace had posted wasn't a selfie, nor was it entirely a nude.
Jennifer Lawrence at Cannes.
Photos: Getty Images
When Jennifer Lawrence wore a Jason Wu dress to the X-Men: Days of Future Past world premiere, we were all pretty shocked. It was the first time we had seen her wear something other than Christian Dior on the red carpet in a reeeeeeally long time. J-Law must have felt the need to make up for lost time with the French fashion behemoth, because the actress wore four different Dior outfits IN ONE DAY at the Cannes Film Festival this past Saturday.
If you think M.I.A. couldn't possibly get any more outrageous, you clearly haven't seen her new "Double Bubble Trouble" music video yet. The psychedelic, politically-charged vid imagines a disturbing future where teens make guns on 3D MakerBot printers and dance under LED drones (and, worst of all, take selfies ALL day long). M.I.A. directed the video herself, and you can definitely feel the homemade realness amidst the trippy strobe light effects.
There are tons of blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments in the three minute and 26 second production (oh hai, 1984 references), so we went ahead and captured the coolest style tidbits that deserve some serious appreciation.
A still from M.I.A.'s 'Double Bubble Trouble' music video.
Photo: M.I.A's YouTube Page
M.I.A. wears an alphabet-print Moschino (circa 1990s) jacket + pants for about half of the video. Pairing the outfit with bright orange socks is a particularly nice touch.
Lady Gaga in the woods drinking beer. #YOLO
Photo: @ladygaga Instagram
We've seen a lot (like, a lot) of unusual looks from Lady Gaga in our day. This overalls and hat combo that she posted on Instagram over the weekend, though, may be the most peculiar. What is she doing? Why is she dressed like a witch that rides in a camouflage whip rather than on a broom? Why is she holding a beer can that looks like it's from the 1970s?
The caption of this photo is: "You think you know, but you have no idea." First of all, I'm glad to see Gaga is a fan of MTV's Diary. Second, what don't we know? Is this what Gaga is like when she's not wearing a furry mask? Is Jed Clampett her style icon IRL?
Iggy Azalea performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
Photo: Splash News
When we last saw Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX performing their smash hit “Fancy” they had ditched their Clueless-themed outfits for mod ones. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the pair tried out yet another look when they delivered the song. We got to see Iggy’s Scarface-inspired tour wardrobe up close—the singer wore a brand new black-and-white romper featuring a sketch of an iconic image from the movie. Iggy kept her beauty look low-key with a red lip, as did her partner Charli XCX.
One of Nicki's wigs?
Photo: Rihanna's Twitter
There was a a joyous time in our lives when Rihanna changed her hair practically every day. There was even a time when we wondered if she got a hair cut in between fashion shows at Paris Fashion Week. It's been a while, though, since she's changed hair color. She's had it black since last summer, but it looks like summer 2014 is going to be full of colorful hair, thanks to Nicki Minaj. Last night RiRi attended game six of the NBA playoffs in a pink pixie wig.
She debuted the looks on Twitter, which just, TBH, isn't the same as Instagram. Sure, we still got a preview of what Rihanna was wearing before the rest of her non-followers, but it was just different. There was no filter. No caption that made me LOL for days. Bring your Instagram back, Rihanna, I beg of you. Please.