Kate Nash in Galore Magazine.
Well hello there, Kate Nash! The MTV Artist to Watch is performing tonight at The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC, but she's also all over the latest issue of Galore magazine, looking fierce and making us long for bike riding weather. Shot by Galore editor-in-chief Jacob Dekat for the Women Who Rock Issue (featuring cover girl Chanel Iman, of course), Kate took to the New York City streets in an INCREDIBLE bejeweled bra top and hot pants from The Blonds, layered over her own fishnet top, and a necklace from Toujours Toi. Nash is channeling a punk rock pin-up in her usual victory rolls, her brown hair streaked with bleached blond, a flawless cat eye and bright red lip. Earlier this month, we chatted with Kate about her style, her music, and more specifically, her new album Girl Talk, and she made it very clear that she's no slouch when it come to fashion. Her Galore shoot reflects just that, with unexpected styling and a super fun approach to already fun pieces.
A$AP Rocky for "Interview" magazine.
Photo: Interview Magazine
We've known for a minute that A$AP Rocky and Alexander Wang are buds. They share similar tastes in fashion and music and bridge the two effortlessly every time they link up—whether that's by Rocky wearing Wang's threads for a magazine shoot, the two collaborating on a campaign video, or (our favorite) setting up a li'l video chat date. For their latest issue, Interview magazine didn't just swaddle the Harlem MC in high fashion for photographs (as he's proven to be so. good. at. doing.). Instead, they put him on the phone with Wang, sat back, and transcribed.
James Franco for 'Bullett' magazine.
Photo: Via Bullett
Listen, we're MORE than excited about all the chitchat surrounding Spring Breakers and it's upcoming release, especially when it relates to James Franco. I mean, we can't get enough of his sick braids, Hawaiian shirts, and all-around Riff Raff-inspired Florida rapper steez in the film, but, we have to admit, when we peeped Bullett magazine's latest photo shoot featuring Mr. Franco, it felt like the BIGGEST breath of fresh air. James is completely stripped of his gangster nuances—no tattoos, no grills, and (perhaps most importantly) no cornrows. Instead, he takes on an entirely different era—the '80s! James is juxtaposed against KILLER surrealist art deco backgrounds while sporting bold suit jackets and feathered hair in a spread that feels very (as Gaby Wilson put it) "Miami Vice meets Salvador Dali." We couldn't agree more. In his first look, James wears a fire engine red suit jacket with a matching red and white striped tie, black trousers and crisp white shirt. We love his fake-outdoor-but-obviously-in-a-studio set-up that (thanks to some serious mood-lighting) really brings the drama.
Beyonce's Shape magazine cover has been around for over 24 hours now (which is an instant in real time but an ETERNITY in Internet time), but we were too busy splashing around in the release of brand-spanking new Bey music "Bow Down/I Been On" that we had to queue up our King Bey news. We're only human, guys—we can only fully absorb one thing at a time. Not only is Mrs. Carter serving summer-ready beach-bod in color-blocked swimwear (with sleeves!), she is WERQUING the no-makeup makeup look and full, windswept curls. She looks fresh, fit, and totally natural, and having endured a little more March snow in NYC last night (SERIOUSLY, WEATHER??), we're coveting all of the things about this photo and the rest of the cover shoot which follows in the mag's inside pages. Well, almost all of the things. There's just one aspect of this look that we have to wait a beat for: Beyonce's 2013 dangly belly ring.
Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford on the cover of Elle.
Photo: Courtesy of Elle
It's wild that seeing an incredibly recognizable, super famous woman without makeup could be described as anything close to shocking, but we have to admit, it sometimes is. We're used to seeing Nicki Minaj done up with the bright pink lipstick, full lashes and flawless hair. Sure, she's been simplifying her style in the new year, but it's still nothing close to the no-makeup look she's rocking on the April cover of Elle. With her long blonde hair loose, damp and wavy and not a single dab of color anywhere on her face, Nicki looks like she could have just (flawlessly) gotten out of the shower. Photographed by Thomas Whiteside and (of course) styled by Joe Zee, Nicki is wearing a Tom Ford leather jacket on the cover, and very little else, save for a pair of American Apparel leggings.
Taylor Swift and her stylist Joseph Cassell on the cover of 'The Hollywood Reporter.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'The Hollywood Reporter'
If there's one thing we've learned here at MTV Style, it's that for every celebrity or musician we peep on the red carpet, there's an insanely talented stylist behind them. And you know what? The job ain't easy! They have the pressure of creating iconic looks time and time again, which can make (or break!) a person's entire career. It's time to finally get to know the names behind the oh-so-famous faces, so The Hollywood Reporter put together a list of the top 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood. And, yay, some of our old faves (Johnny Wujek! Brad Goreski! Rachel Zoe!) managed to make the cut!
'Teen Vogue' collection bralette and shorts.
Photo: Courtesy of Macy's
A clothing line designed with the help of the editorial team at Teen Vogue?! Yes, please. Macy's announced today that they've teamed up with the glossy for an exclusive, fashion-forward juniors line, available in 150 Macy's stores and online TODAY. The spring collection, which includes everything from basics (like printed leggings and tank tops) to jumpsuits to bralettes (and literally everything in between) is priced between $20 and $60. In a comment to Women's Wear Daily, Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley explained, "We've had terrific success with our branded mobile game, Teen Vogue Me Girl, and with our bedding collection, so apparel was the next logical step.” We think so too!
Kristin Cavallari wearing a Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad dress in the February 2013 issue of 'Splash.'
Photo: Via Splash Chicago
We don't mean to be overly dramatic, but the world might have just ended. We all watched Kristin Cavallari and Lauren Conrad's tumultuous relationship go down on Laguna Beach, but it seems as if the two have officially made amends. K Cav appeared in the February issue of Splash magazine wearing—gasp—a Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad dress! We don't want to put words in Kristin's mouth, but, um, she's kind of showing MAY-JUH support for LC by sporting a dress she designed in a mag for ALL to see (and she looks dang good in it). Kristin wore the black Jasper dress ($240), which features a fitted, sweetheart bodice and layered tulle skirt. She paired her frock with black Chinese Laundry pumps ($75) (I mean, duh, she has her own line, people), GORGE curly blonde strands, bold red lips, and shimmery bronze cheeks. But, like, what does this mean for the infamous twosome?
A$AP Rocky covers "L'Uomo Vogue" magazine.
Photo: L'Uomo Vogue
It would be pretty bold to say that A$AP Rocky is single-handedly making menswear a LOT more interesting for us with his unpredictable oscillation between streetwear and high fashion, but... he kind of is! Dat PMF racks up yet another fashion editorial, landing himself on the on the cover of L'Uomo Vogue's March 2013 issue. We knew it was only a matter of time before Rocky made his Vogue debut, and it only makes sense that his introduction to the legendary glossy would be via the magazine family's Italian menswear vertical. You know what also makes sense? That they would swaddle him in Milan's finest: Dolce & Gabbana. Maybe it's silly to expect anyone to get a Vogue feature but with Rocky's excellent taste, hobnobbing with designers, sitting front row, and even modeling in fashion shows, it seems only logical. Also, the Harlem fashion killa kind of already tipped us off to the new cover.
Selena Gomez on the April issue of 'Harper's Bazaar.'
Photo: Harper's Bazaar/Terry Richardson
Sometimes it's the little things that makes life worth living, y'all. I mean, at this point we can look forward to seeing Selena Gomez's adorbs little face on a mag at LEAST once a month (see: her most recent NYLON and Glamour covers), which means we can consistently feast our eyes on tons of fun, fashion-y Selena goodness. Today we were hit with the April issue of Harper's Bazaar, where Sel looks like a TOTAL beach babe in her spring-ready ensembles. She sported a red and white striped Dolce & Gabbana blouse and shorts with bright red lipstick, a smoldering smoky eye, and her typically on-point waves. But, when we peeped the spread, it turns out that Ms. Gomez not only killed it in the photo shoot, but in the interview as well. (Duh.)