Kristen Stewart as Bella Cullen in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.'
Photo: Courtesy of Summit Entertainment
If you've been dying (heh) to recreate Kristen Stewart's vampy Bella Cullen look from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn series, well, you're in luck! Essence Cosmetics created the ultimate makeup collection inspired by the final installment of the saga, which hits theaters November 16 (but you already knew that). The collection includes two lip glosses in deep purple and crimson red; two liquid glitter eyeliners in deep purple and black; four nail polishes in sparkly dark blue, black, deep purple, and gold; shimmering powder; pink blush; loose pigments eyeshadow in deep purple, blue, black and gold; and shimmery gold lipstick. Whew! The best part is that none of the products cost more than $5, which is a TOTAL steal. *high-fives entire world*
A scene from 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower.'
Photo: 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' Facebook page/ Forever 21
You guys, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is opening this weekend! OK, so you probably knew that already- but after months of waiting, re-reading the Chbosky classic, and following Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson through every interview, red carpet, and MTV First, we can't believe it's all finally happening. We're waiting until tonight to see it all go down on the big screen, but in anticipation of the HUGE, SURE TO BE EPIC film, we've used all of our pent-up Perks energy for another worthy cause, and that's how to dress like Emma's character Sam in the flick. As the strong-minded senior (and Charlie's dreamgirl crush), she has some seriously awesome statement outfits. We've been obsessing over her navy and white varsity jacket ever since we first spotted it in the film's trailer forever ago, and luckily for us, there are TONS of options to choose from. Everyone from adidas to Topshop to Abercrombie have their own take on the collegiate staple, but leave it to Forever21 to release a jacket that's the spitting image of Sam's. And at just $22, there's really no reason NOT to buy it.
Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson at the "Spring Breakers" Venice premiere.
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The official release date for Spring Breakers (STILL) hasn't been set yet, but the film's grand premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival can only indicate it can't be that far off. Granted, we'll probably be waiting well into the new year, but seeing Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine lope down the red carpet in the anticipated flick's name (oh yea, James Franco and director Harmony Korine were there, too) has us writhing in our desk chairs with all sorts of stomach butterflies for the impending theater debut. The PYTs looked RAVISHING, as expected, and though we may be twiddling our thumbs until we finally get a taste of the movie itself, we're more than content with the four-part fashion parade that's surely right around the corner with the film's international promo tour. Let's take a closer look at the Venice kick-off and these leading ladies' first set of red carpet premiere outfits!
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman for "The Dark Knight Rises."
Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment
Have you bought your tickets to see The Dark Knight Rises yet? We're just about dying with anticipation, armed and ready to stick our fingers in our ears and "lalalalalala" at the top of our lungs if any of those lucky souls who have already seen the film should try and spoil it for us. One of the things we're most excited about, of course, is to see Anne Hathaway's cat suit in motion. From the first time we saw the suit in photos, we've wondered HOW exactly Anne moves in it, and, more importantly, is it comfortable, or did Anne truly suffer for her art in this case. MTV News caught up with the actress and asked just the right questions, and Anne, ever the graceful star, answered them about as tactfully as she could. When MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz asked how he would fare in the skin tight outfit, Anne described his experience as surely being "emotionally challenging." You would think that would mean Anne herself had a similar experience as the crime fighting feline, but that, surprisingly, seems to not have been the case.
Christian Bale wears Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne in 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
We can't BELIEVE it's been nearly four years since The Dark Knight hit theaters (time is flying, y'all!), but now we're anticipating the third and final *sniff sniff* installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises, more than ever. And what's the best way to get amped up for a film that we are sososo excited for? By discussing all things fashion, obvs! We got the scoop, and it turns out Giorgio Armani partnered up with acclaimed costume designer Lindy Hemming (her laundry list resume includes Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Casino Royal, just to name a few) to create custom Made to Measure suiting under the Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne label. Oh la la!
We're 100% in the mouth of the Comic-Con 2012 monster right now (which, in case you were wondering, is equal parts awesomely terrifying and cuddly, glittery anime eyes the size of our fists). We're nose hairs-deep in all things illustrated and fantastic and (chiefly) the resurgence of so many superheros from our childhood! From Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series to the Power Rangers' 20th birthday right down to Voltron's triumphant return to Comic-Con - it's all VERY exciting. In honor of all our animated nostalgia (and because, guys, retro graphics are reeeeeeally big right now), we're serving up some sweet inspired swag so that you, too, can wear your love for Comic-Con on your sleeve (or snapback). Enjoy!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a total childhood staple for any '90s kid. From the animated TV series to the live action movie, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo were the leading
men turtles of our staff's lives for more than a few years. Thus, we FUH-LIPPED at first sight of this TMNT crewneck sweater ($39.99). Looking to keep things a bit more subtle? Opt for this Splinter t-shirt ($19.99) which pays homage to the sensei/adoptive father without outright screaming, "COWABUNGA, DUDES! Want some pizza??!" Looking for a Turtle staple that won't yield dirty looks if you wear it every day? Then, this turtle-green snapback ($14.99) is probably up your alley.
Johnny (left) hard at work on one of Katy Perry's dresses.
Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
We. Love. Johnny. Wujek. The man behind Katy Perry's on and off stage ensembles never ceases to wow us with his whimsical sartorial creations-from the spinning peppermint bra to the light up Met Ball gown. With an upcoming television debut as an America's Next Top Model creative consultant, and a major movie now in theaters (which, as you know, we LOVED), Wujek shows no signs of slowing any part of his career down. Did we mention his "Call Me Maybe" cover alongside his celebrity gal pal? Right. Killin' it. We all know the Johnny Wujek creation story by now: Katy bounced over to him at a party, asked him which team he was playing for, "mine or his," indicating a male friend, Wujek said, "his," and a beautiful partnership was born. She asked to borrow a dress, he clothed a budding pop star, she fought for him when she got famous...the rest is history. So, who is the man behind the glitter and the whipped cream-shooting bra? We already showed you his favorite things, now it's time to hear a little more from the man himself.
Hailee Steinfeld on the set of "Can A Song Save Your Life?"
Photo: Getty Images
In the world of pop culture fashion, it takes a LOT for us to do a double-take these days (after all, meat dresses, teddy bear shoes, and bright blue hair are kind of the norm... ). But even so, we had to check twice yesterday to make sure that it really was Hailee Steinfeld looking all art school-grunge on the set of her new movie Can A Song Save Your Life? We're used to seeing the actress in her fair share of high-fashion getups, but for her newest role, as a young New York student named Violet, she's traded Miu Miu for crop tops, hot pants, and sky high wedge booties. We love the downtown mishmash of her leopard rainbow tank, super short gray shorts, and layered jewelry. To complete the outfit, she's topped it all off with dark eye makeup, a denim backpack, and, something we've never seen before on the smiley 15-year-old... a scowl.
Justin Bieber arriving in Japan and the movie poster for "The Goonies."
Photo: Getty Images/Warner Bros.
Justin Bieber was barely an afterthought when The Goonies hit theaters in 1985 (to be fair, so was I), but that's clearly not stopping him from offering up a sartorial homage to the cult classic film. Okay, so we don't actually know if the EXTREME likeness Bieber's latest outfit bears to Brand's illustrated ensemble on the OG Goonies poster was a pointed, let alone conscious, decision, but we also don't know that it wasn't! *twiddles fingers maniacally* Granted, Justin has the right to wear a bandana tied around his head without getting a bajillion trillion questions about it, but stirring the pot is way more fun than an appreciative (read: zzzzzzz) head nod.
Katy Perry shut down Hollywood Boulevard in this show-stopping, cinematic look.
Hollywood Boulevard was transformed into a concert venue yesterday, as Katy Perry blocked off the avenue and took to the stage before the premiere of her new 3D concert documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me. Decked out in an at-the-movies-themed bustier-strategically placed film reels and all-and a thematically matching popcorn skirt, Perry performed songs spanning her career, from her first single "I Kissed A Girl" all the way up to "Wide Awake." Of course, no Katy performance would be complete without at least one costume change of some kind, and Perry delivered by slipping out of her skirt to reveal a pair of high-waisted, candy bar print hotpants. While this transformation has nothing on the eight costume changes Katy completes during her performance of "Hot N Cold" in the concert doc, it's definitely something.
Katy Perry's Dolce & Gabbana has elements of both graceful old hollywood and playful rockabilly.
After wowing the crowd out on the boulevard, Katy took a more traditional, albeit still totally glam, route on the red, or wait, excuse me, pink, carpet. Wearing a strapless, bright red cocktail length gown and matching red pumps, Katy looked every bit the silver screen darling posing with friends and family. We love the dress, with its luxuriously draped sweetheart bodice and peek-a-boo black crinoline for a little bit of rockabilly flair, but the real wow factor comes in the close up. The Dolce & Gabbana masterpiece isn't your typical summer silk, no: it's velvet. While it's an unlikely choice for a summer premiere and Katy was probably close to sweltering in the LA desert heat, we loved the pure, unabashed glamor of the look. It's Katy's party, and she'll wear velvet in the summer if she wants to (also props to Johnny Wujek, most fearless stylist ever, as always). We would be remiss if we didn't also mention Katy's beyond bonkers nail game, featuring 3D glasses, another film reel, and popcorn, painted over ruby slipper glitter. The mani matched Katy's iced out birthday cake slice clutch, well, sweetly, and really sent her ultra-luxe look over the top.