A male model chilling during Band of Outsider's 60-hour show.
Photo: Courtesy of Band of Outsiders
What, Ed Westwick strutting the Men's Fashion Week runway in a teeny mustache? Been there, done that. It takes more than a star and some facial hair to impress this crowd. When it comes to the Band of Outsiders 2013 collection, let's just say the brand has found its own way to inject some creative spice into the shows. Scott Sternberg's label is swapping celebrity catwalk cameos for the longest fashion presentation...ever. Starting today, a male model will live in a Parisian art gallery for a grand total of 60 hours (that's almost 3 days!), only ducking out every 90 minutes to switch outfits. The stunt sounds a little bit like a very high fashion version of Big Brother, but we're not complaining. Passersby can check out B of O's perfectly tailored suits in the glass windows (sans invite), and those who didn't score a trip to Paris can check it out via livestream. Talk about all access.
Lady Gaga arrives in Melbourne, Australia, and Steven Tyler performs in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Far be it from us to suggest that Lady Gaga is swagger-jacking Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. We're just saying, postulating rather, that perhaps Mother Monster has been catching up on episodes of American Idol while resting up after her Born This Way Ball concussion, and all those guest performances had a sartorial influence on the pop star. We can't shake how visibly inspired her Melbourne arrival togs appear to be. Crazier things have happened, right?
Shailene Woodley and Ezra Miller looking distinctly damp at a screening for 'Red Lights.'
Don't tell our moms, but we're definitely guilty of leaving the house with wet hair on more than one occasion, even in the dead of winter. Sometimes you just don't have time for blow drying and styling and all that, am I right? We usually try to save our wet hair days for times we won't necessarily run into anyone, or, you know, get snapped on a step and repeat by a zillion paparazzi, but all that might be about to change thanks to Ezra Miller and Shailene Woodley. The duo stepped into the spotlight at a screening for supernatural thriller Red Lights last night in laid back, rolled-out-of-bed-chic looks, both topped by, of course, wet hair. The outfits, which also complimented each other color-wise, with both actors sporting warm shades of orange, managed to be so casual they turned back around into cool territory, or at least we think so. The two just won the same award at the Cannes Film Festival-"Male Revelation" for his turn in We Need To Talk About Kevin and "Female Revelation" for her angry daughter in The Descendents-so maybe that's where they planned their red carpet dress down? We find it hard to believe this is just a coincidence *strokes chin and scribbles notes in conspiracy theory notebook*.
Did Willow Smith and a friend really pierce their faces?.
Photo: Willow Smith's Instagram
The MTV Style office let out one of our loudest collective gasps in a long while when we noticed this photo on our fave little diva Willow Smith's Instagram. The gasp was followed by a loud "Willow, no!" and much furious internet sleuthing. Could the 11 year old "Whip My Hair" singer have actually PIERCED HER TONGUE??? First of all, too young, obvs. Second of all, doesn't it seem like a really bad idea to combine braces and a tongue ring? Right?! Ugh. Willow poses in the photo with her gal pal Bobbie DeBarge, who was also sporting a stud lip piercing. So, are the piercings real? Willow would have needed a parent's consent to get her tongue pierced in the state of California, and we just cannot believe that any parent would let their 11 year old get a piercing like that. I mean, we were that age when we got our EARS pierced.
A trusty, neutral clutch is a great thing to have. It's your go-to carryall date, holding your hand (err, scratch that, reverse it) from season to season as you traipse from one faaaabulous event to the next. It should be bold enough to make a statement but not so loud that it overpowers your outfit (nobody outshines YOU, honey booboo child!). Could this oversized, handprinted number by Nancy Stella Soto be the one for you? Maybe! Let's talk it out first, though.
$13K can buy you a LOT of things… a car, a down payment on a house, and approximately 53 pairs of Air Yeezy 2s (that is, if you buy them at the $245 retail price). Um, it can also buy you a really, really expensive jar of face cream from Cle de Peau Beaute. Supposedly the most expensive moisturizer IN THE WORLD, the over-the-top concept sounds almost like a joke- but turns out the ridiculously pricey product has a real campaign, complete with a celeb spokesperson. They’ve tapped Amanda Seyfried as the face, and the Lovelace star (and ex-model, we might add) works her trademark good looks in these ultra-glam ads. According to the website, “As the exciting embodiment of luminous sophistication and natural radiance, Amanda Seyfried captures the very essence of Cle de Peau Beaute. She is pure of heart, vibrantly alive, and brings joy into the lives of others.” Okaaay, then. But the craziest part of the whole ordeal? It's SO exclusive, they're only selling three jars!
We're no stranger to the sheer, utter excitement that comes from every new adidas x Jeremy Scott collab that hits the internet, but last week when adidas released a sneak peek of their JS Roundhouse Mid sneakers on Facebook, they were greeted with some unusually negative feedback. The high top purple, gray and orange sneakers featured plastic cuffs that wrap around the ankles, which people claimed resembled "racist" shackles. Facebook commenter Greg Taylor said, "To those who don't think this is racist, I guess your ancestors were not in shackles less than 200 years ago. [...] You can totally disregard hundreds of years of history but it does strike a nerve to those old enough to remember different times. [...] This is in poor taste at best."
Would you wear this Only Hearts fur underwear set?
Photo: Courtesy of Shopbop
Before you even attempt to answer that question, let me just alert you that the bralette of this Only Hearts faux fur lingerie set is currently sold out on Shopbop. Also, there are only two of the thongs left in stock, so this is undeniable proof that SOMEONE (many someones at that!) can envision a time and place wherein she would absolutely slip into these fuzzy, ivory unmentionables. And that's great. But are we, the ladies of MTV Style, in such an extreme minority to think that the entire concept behind these intimates, chiefly the bottoms, is kiiiiiind of *achem* counterintuitive? We think not.
Nasty Gal sells Daniel Palillo spiked leggings.
Photo: Courtesy of Nasty Gal
Greetings, Internet dwellers. Here is a thing I've found. They're called Spiked Leggings, and you can buy them at one of our favorite e-retailers, Nasty Gal. The only question is: would you? As you've probably deduced by now, these aren't your mom's, aunt's, or grandmother's leggings. Also, these stem-swaddlers are definitely not to be confused with studded leggings which we're mighty familiar with thanks to Miss Beyonce Knowles. These are high-waisted black leggings which feature a row of three 4+ inch fabric-covered spikes down each shin. They're as head-turning as they are spatially-menacing, which is what brings us to our go-to style colosseum: you, dear readers!
Coco Rocha with designers Bruce and Glen.
Photo: Courtesy of BruceGlen.
It's hard enough to spot celebrities from afar- but getting close enough to TOUCH them? That's pretty much impossible, unless you're New York designers Bruce and Glen. These twin brothers are determined to get their collection of high fashion slap bracelets noticed, so they've been going around town literally slapping Beyonce, Coco Rocha, and Trey Songz with their awesomely out-there creations. But don't worry, they didn't get slapped back. In fact, the bold marketing strategy is totally working. The designers' eponymous collection of studded, mirrored, leopard and neon accessories is officially bringing back '90s slap bracelets, once and for all.