Alexa Chung wears overalls on July 15, Feb. 9 and Aug. 1.
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OK, we need to talk. Whenever we see Alexa Chung do anything we totally take note because, duh, she's a fashion "It" girl. She's always on the forefront of trends and trying new things and blahdy blahdy blah, but sometimes we're a wee bit skeptical of the next big thing she's trying to pull off. And lately, that means overalls—real, actual, TLC-style oversized overalls (See also: That House of Style segment on colored denim.) OK, maybe they're not that crazy, but still! We haven't seen these bad boys pop up since the '90s (well, if you don't count Miley Cyrus' denim jumpsuit thing from a few weeks ago), and we're kiiiind of not quite sure if we're ready for it to come back. In mid July, Alexa sported vintage-y denim dungarees with a statement necklace and black tank. She accessorized with ankle espadrille wedges, a snakeskin bag, and circle sunnies. We're sorta feeling this retro vibe, but these overalls are bordering on culottes territory, and yeah.... *shiver*
Mariah Carey's "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" single cover art.
Photo: Courtesy of Island Records
Eeeeee! Calling all Mariah Carey Stans and purveyors of the 50K+ views on this CLASSIC supercut of Mimi's best runs and riffs! Our Lady Mariah doth dropeth her new Rick Ross + Meek Mill-assisted single today! MC released the saucy, LEGGY single art for the track earlier this week. Mariah looks pheeeeenomenal in a warm gold, strapless dress with a flirty side cut-out and side slit up to there. Her waist-length locks are sleek, straight and a soft honey color, and she's backdropped against a crackling amber glow. It's no secret that Mimi loves her GOLD, so in honor of the song's debut and this sultry cover snap, we're taking a look back at her other golden album art outfits!
Design company p+g makes a nose iPhone case.
Photo: Courtesy of p+g Designs
Sorry to get all graphic on your Wednesday afternoon, but we have to talk about this. "This" being p+g design's HANA nose iPhone case. We realize that iPhone cases are getting bigger and crazier, but this has to be the most whackadoo combination of the two that we've seen yet! We know the times are a'changin', but we're still not sure if we're ready to pick this nutty case from the lot. Would you use this nose iPhone case?
This Jil Sander paper bag costs $290.
First off, WUT. Jil Sander makes a paper bag? *side eye* When we first peeped this bad boy on the internetz, we thought it was maybe some sort of superhuman version of a bento box (newsflash: it's not), but when we actually took a closer look, we realized that this duder is supposed to worn as, like, a real handbag. *GASP* Listen, we know bags designed to look like lunch sacks aren't anything new, but there's one large difference between this Jil Sander piece and every other one we've seen—the price point. This sucker retails for—drum roll—290.67 buckaroos. YEP. FYI, it's ACTUALLY made out of paper (coated paper, that is) so this is a f'real paper bag, not even just a lookalike, for nearly $300. Of course "Jil Sander" is inscribed across the front to show that this isn't straight from the grocery store aisle, but there's no lining, no closure, or anything to differentiate it from, you know, other normal paper bags.
Kigu's Dinosaur and Fox tails.
Photo: Courtesy of Kigu
Listen, guys. We're no strangers to cosplay here at MTV Style, and the discussion we're about to open on these Kigu animal tails should in NO way be considered a Judgey McMeanieFace finger pointed at the portmanteau of costumes and role-play. In truth, we LUHHHH it and find it fascinating. We merely want to alert you, the inquisitive public readership of this here style community, to the fact that these exist. And not just in the dinosaur and fox iterations you see above. Hook yourself up with a bushy squirrel tail, an S-curve lemur look, or the slightly more subtle lion steez, depending on whatever you fancy most. The question is: would you want to?
Miley Cyrus this week in Philadelphia.
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Between recording her new "adult-sounding" album, going blonde(er), and sporting some new ink, Miley Cyrus has been all about trying new things lately. Proving her adventurous streak isn't quite over yet, this week she took one of this season's most divisive trends- overalls- for a spin in real life. Designers such as Rachel Comey, Chloe, and Altuzarra showed dungarees on the Spring 2012 runways, and the onesie has already invaded fast fashion retailers like Forever21. But instead of sticking with the original farm-inspired silhouette, Miley went retro with a denim jumpsuit from Anthropologie.
This is why you need a HoodiePillow pillowcase.
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Have you ever thought to yourself, "I really love wearing a hood but am frankly just too hot to stand a sweatshirt right now. Also, I need a pillow. How do I reconcile this?" If the answer is yes, the good people at HoodiePillow want you to know that you're not alone and that they've developed a solution for you and your brethren. Enter the HoodiePillow brand pillowcase. That's right, folks. Nipping at the heels of the Snuggie (and its cousin, the Slanket), this is everything you ever wanted. [Insert the Grand Prospect Hall commercial here - "WE MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!"] Finally, guys!! A pillowcase that allows you to wear a hood without all the pesky extra clothing! *dusts hands off* Welcome to the future, y'all. We're living in it.
Nope, that's not a typo. This here is a glistening set of GRASS knuckles brought to you, world, by Icelandic design company HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson. The four-finger ring is part of HAF's Growing Jewelry collection which features two styles of single-finger rings, two multi-finger rings (including the above knuckles in question), and two necklaces. HAF explains that the aim of Growing Jewelry is to "redefine modern values" via their "clash of jewelry and gardening couture and organism." Basically, they think people, especially city-dwellers, should be closer to nature "as nature [is] the presupposition of life."
The Wil Fry limited Yeezy 2 T-shirt.
Photo: Via eBay
Just when we thought the hype surrounding Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers was beginning to dwindle, graphic designer Wil Fry brought the term "limited edition" to a WHOLE new level. He released a graphic tee (and we mean that literally—he produced one T-shirt and one T-shirt only) with the sought-after shoes printed across the front and back, which costs—get this—$90,300. YOWCH. Steep price for some Yeezy 2 paraphernalia, eh? Well, not exactly! This is the same price a pair of actual Yeezy 2s closed for on eBay back in June, which makes us think there's a much LARGER artistic statement trying to be made here. *COUGH*The amount of money people are willing to drop on limited-edition anything*COUGH*
We're getting hungry just looking at it.
Photo: Twelvhttp://twelvmag.com/media/newsletters/gummybeardress.html Magazine
While edible clothing is typically reserved for gag gifts and Lady Gaga, we'll always pounce on a good perishable frock. Although the meat dress will forever be the end all be all of food fashion, we literally gasped when we saw this Alexander McQueen-inspired gown, wait for it, made entirely out of gummy bears. We also, of course, thought of Katy Perry, who rocked the sweet treats on her knuckles, wearing the ROMEiNGPANDA 3 Finger Multi-Colored Ring while performing awhile back, and who would look right at home in this flowing, rainbow creation. While we usually get caught up in the practicalities of things like this, asking such questions as, didn't Gaga's meat dress smell weird and what happens to the gummy bears if it rains, we were distracted in this case, by the fact that it took 50,000 bears to build the dress, which designers Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi created just for the inaugural print issue of Twelv Magazine.