Dakota and Elle Fanning in Seoul.
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CUTE OVERLOAD ALERT. Remember when we called out Dakota Fanning as one of the biggest cat ladies of 2012? Judging from her little sis Elle, turns out the feline friendly fashion gene runs in the family! The twosome arrived in Seoul, South Korea this weekend and hit the ground running wearing- get this- matching kitten ear hats. (As if we weren't obsessed with the Fannings enough already...). Dakota went for total Hello Kitty adorableness with her white beanie, and Elle sported a fuzzy pale pink version as they traipsed through the streets on vacation. Aw, you guys...
Would you wear melting tights?
Photo: Courtesy of URB
Whether you're confused, disgusted, or whipping out your credit card at first sight of these melting tights, all reactions to this one-of-a-kind drippy legwear are right. Mostly because you're probably battling them ALL simultaneously. We know we are. The head-turning hosiery comes into existence thanks to Germany's URB (which, aside from the tights in question, is also responsible for some pretty stellar fashion-forward menswear if you're interested). Mysterious dripping and/or melting on any body part is guaranteed to raise eyebrows and not always for the best reasons (Christina Aguilera can tell you first-hand ), so it's hard to rationalize why someone would want this. And yet...we sort of do? *ducks for cover, deploys hairspray cloud forcefield*
Happy New Year from MTV Style!.
We once heard that the way you spend New Year's Eve is the way you're going to spend the rest of the year, and let us tell you, it put a whole lot of pressure on the holiday. Making sure you have the right dress, the right shoes, the right party, and the right cutie to kiss at midnight can be a lot of work for a moment that goes by in the blink of an eye and a flash of confetti. Nevertheless, we love it, and totally buy into the whole New Year New Start vibe of the holiday as well. No, we're not going on juice cleanses or joining gyms, swearing off the occasional french fry lunch in the lodge, but we ARE making some serious commitments to overhaul our sartorial situations come 2013. We spend A LOT of time thinking about clothes, whether they're on our favorite MTV Style stars, on our readers, or on ourselves, but there isn't one of us who doesn't feel like they're in at least a little bit of a rut. Check out our New Year's Style resolutions after the jump, and add your own in the comments!
Would you wear these elastic strap leggings?
Photo: Courtesy of 80's Purple
Let me start by saying that I, truthfully, don't have anything against leggings. I know they cause a lot of spikes in blood pressure when people apply them as equal substitutes for pants, and sure, that's a bad look. But pair them with a way oversized button-up or a boyfriend sweater? I say that's fair game. Leggings are just too comfortable to be completely outcast as a class of garment for the fashionable public. This particular pair of leggings, on the other hand, we're open to debating. We recently stumbled on these elastic strap leggings from Anzevino & Florence while perusing the digital racks of 80's Purple and have been scratching our heads about them ever since.
Taylor Swift wears a Bassike t-shirt in "I Knew You Were Trouble."
Photo: Big Machine Records/ via Bassike
If you've seen Taylor Swift's new video for "I Knew You Trouble," then you already know that the pop star wears MANY different outfits throughout the five-minute clip (click here for the complete breakdown). But while the majority of her fashion changeups are quick- blink and you'll miss them- one item in particular stands out the whole way through. OK fine, in ADDITION to her pink wig. We're talking about Tay's black and white t-shirt, which she dons during her monologue in the beginning and again as the music video winds down. Courtesy of Aussie brand Bassike, this simple crewneck comes stamped with a giant black dot in the middle and a raw hem, giving a cool twist to your plain white tee. The only bad news? If you want to cop Taylor's identical top yourself, it'll cost you.
Kristen Stewart at the 'On The Road' premiere last night in New York.
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If there's anyone who truly understands the saying "if you got it, flaunt it," it's Kristen Stewart. Sure, this is the same girl who prefers jeans and Converse to pretty much anything, but when it's time to get glammed-up, well, she pulls out ALL the stops. And you don't have to look very far for proof! Just yesterday the actress turned out for the premiere of her new flick On The Road, wearing a hot-off-the-runway Erdem dress and showing that her love for sheer is still going strong. K.Stew even made some changes to the original version of the frock by abbreviating the hem to a thigh-grazing mini (it was originally knee-length) and adding neon Christian Louboutin heels. One thing she DID decide to keep this time around: the pale blue satin bralet, and some seriously short shorts.
Leather overalls in Nasty Gal's December look book.
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Given the skyrocketing trend status of leather and overalls as individual fashion things, we had a feeling, deep at the bottom of our gold-plated hearts, that these mammothly head-turning style elements would soon join forces. Nasty Gal, one of our go-to e-retailers, featured them prominently on Australian model Bambi Northwood-Blythe for their December look book, and while this was the first thing to REALLY get our gears turning on the full-body statement piece, this is definitely not the only, or even the first, instance of this eyebrow-raising style.
"Image is powerful" is a statement that is as undeniable as it is ubiquitous. How we perceive and how we are perceived by others drives much of what we do. Our success, confidence, and happiness are directed by this authority that we can’t even touch. It’s a force. Knowing all this, how do we even begin to CONSIDER dealing with it? Well, believe it or not, we turn to a supermodel! Not long after sweeping the runway in America’s most-watched fashion show, Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell decided to trade lingerie for lectures. The beauty AND brain unpacks her career for TED’s “Be Fearless” conference with an honest and inspiring discussion about the power of image not only in her industry, but in all of our lives. We IMPLORE you to watch the whole talk. It/she is so awesome. But in the meantime, check out some of our favorite takeaways!
Lady Gaga in Moscow on Dec. 10.
Photo: Splash News/ASOS
The earlace phenomenon is back, y'all! The earring-necklace hybrid, which connects a chain between both earlobes to create—you guessed it—a necklace, made its first major appearance on Rihanna in 2009, but now it's making an oh-so-bold return to popularity. Just yesterday we spotted Lady Gaga in Moscow sporting a layered chain earlace complete with safety pins that hooked onto her ears (ouchies!). She finished her look with an embellished fur-covered military hat, a sheer cut-out black dress, and oversized sunnies. (Also, please note that her hair is straight-up HIGHLIGHTED with glitter. NBD.) Now, should we be scared about this trend resurfacing? Well, that's up to you to decide! We've noticed huge retailers stocking these bad boys left and right, like this classy earlace set from ASOS (above), which includes studded chandelier earrings complete with a detachable neck chain. (Getting three accessories for $70 is kind of a steal, no? *shrugs*)
Welp, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are dating now.
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Okay, Internets. I think it's time we rip off the band-aid. I think it's time we just accept that Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are dating now. They've been spotted together pretty much every single day of this week and are even holding hands (also, spending nights together in hotels, but listen, I'm just not emotionally there yet). One Direction fans, I FEEL you. Times like these are hard. But if you really love something, let it go, right? Plus, you can always find an upside to any situation, especially this one.
For one, Swift even admitted to Cosmopolitan UK that the one thing she doesn't understand about relationships is "how to make them last." AND the holidays are a reeeeeally tricky time to start a new fling, what with the combining of gift-giving expectations and undefined relationship parameters. There's a lot of potential to slip up and hurt feelings. If you're twiddling your fingers maniacally right now, we don't blame you, but if you're going to sack it up and try to support the newly dubbed "Haylor" couple, here are some gifts you could send Taylor and Harry's ways this holiday season. Kill 'em with kindness, right?