If you're anything like us, the card-carrying Smilers over hurr at MTV, you've probably watched our brand new Miley Cyrus documentary, Miley: The Movement, about a gazillion times. You've pulled stills for your Facebook cover photo. You've looked up where to cop those medallion and chain Versus Versace leggings she sports on the plane. You've even memorized all the quotes. Far be it from us to recap what you already know, learned, and have imprinted forever. What we WILL do, though, is try to enlighten you to a few fashion Easter eggs from the doc that you might have missed.
DETACHABLE RAT TAIL
Miley: The Movement.
OK, so there's no way you missed the rat tail Miley wears shooting her Bangerz album package. Not with all the whipping she did with it. (P.S. if you want more GIFs, our friends at Buzzworthy have, like, a jillion more!) But what you might not have realized was that it was completely and very easily detachable. Pay close attention to the scene where she's talking to her mom about it. Miley just snaps it off mid-conversation!
Photo: Walt Disney Pictures
Get ready to feel old, y'all! Seriously, grab a seat. *waits for entire interweb audience to sit down* It's been 20 years since the initial release of Cool Runnings, everyone's favorite feature film loosely based on the 1988 Winter Olympics debut of Jamaica's national bobsled team. Yep. October 1993 kicked off with this movie, and in celebration of its 20th birthday, we're kicking off October 2013 (and our always anticipated Halloween costume series) with a little DIY Cool Runnings group costume. We'll get to the Lady Gagas and Katys and (DUH) Mileys in a bit, but first things first. Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time!
Cool Runnings DIY costume ideas.
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Ever wished you could add a little Capitol Couture to your closet? Perhaps a single-shouldered coral gown that flames as you spin-and-dip on the dance floor? Or maybe a mustard-colored structured frock with butterfly appliqués for a super special night on the town? Wouldn't it be great if we could embrace our inner fan-girl and still manage to look ferociously fashionable? *SIGH* A girl can dream. And now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind exclusive fashion partnership between NET-A-PORTER and Lionsgate films, DREAMS WILL COME TRUE!
Walter Hill's "The Warriors."
Photo: Paramount Pictures
Warriors, come out to playayyyyy! It's officially VMA week, y'all! In just a few days, MTV will be taking over Brooklyn's Barclays Center with a night of music video celebration and a deluge of major performances: Lady Gaga, Kanye West, and soooo many more! You've probably seen a VMA promo spot or two on TV by now. Miley popping into a subway party or Katy Perry emerging from a steam tunnel sound familiar? What you may not know/realize is: those ads, especially Katy's, are highly influenced by the 1979 film The Warriors, based on Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name. Sure, Miss Cyrus had "white trash and Chanel" and KP gave her best Liv Tyler circa Empire Records, but the Warriors (and the Riffs, and the Rogues, and the Baseball Furies) have highly stylized gang-sembles courtesy of the film's wardrobe team: Bonnie Mannix and Mary Ellen Winston.
If you’re anything like us, you are constantly scouring the web for new Catching Fire deets and impatiently counting down the days until the film hits theaters. Luckily for all us Hunger Games fans, the Capitol Couture Tumblr has been actively posting tantalizing photos and character profiles, and their summer issue (titled Zoetic Sol) just came out! For those of you who don’t know, Capitol Couture is a genius promo site that reads like a fashion blog for the elite of Panem. We’ve been MAJOR fans ever since it launched back in 2012, and this new issue, featuring cover girl Johanna Mason, does NOT disappoint.
Spike Lee as Mookie in 'Do The Right Thing.'
Photo: Universal Pictures
The 2013 Video Music Awards are breaking new ground as the very first awards show in Brooklyn, kicking off live at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 25 from Barclays Center. (And if you don't know, now you knowwww.) In honor of the history-making show, we're immersing ourselves in the VMAs' new neighborhood, unpacking iconic aspects of BK style in movies, music, and art. First up, Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.
Do The Right Thing is a cultural triumph, telling the story of one day—the hottest of the year—in a Bed-Stuy neighborhood bubbling over with racial tension. The film, Lee's third-EVER feature, is visually stunning, awash with a vibrant and jumbled color palette of yellows, reds, limes, and purples, and the interplay is arresting, adding a slightly surreal tinge to the rising turbulence. The silhouettes—tees, shorts, tanks—remind you that it's a hot summer day on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington and Quincy street. The film and Ruth E. Carter's brilliant costuming work had a highly influential trickle-down effect—see Will Smith's TV wardrobe for the entire six-season run of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. (Important/Fun Fact: Carter is also the genius responsible for Halle Berry's orange patent latex and gravity-defying hair in B*A*P*S.)
Mariah Carey's arm may be hurting, but her sling options are certainly not. As we already know, Mariah dislocated her shoulder in July, and rather than letting it get her down, she's incorporated it into her look big time. Earlier this summer, at the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert, Mimi decked her sling out in white fur, teal feathers, and sparkly rhinestones. Obviously, those three were merely MC's performance slings, and last night, we were treated to a look at her movie promotion collection.
'The To Do List.'
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The To Do List hit me right in the feels for a lot of different reasons. I realized my intense love for Donald Glover after watching him dance in yellow overalls. I had a sudden desire to throw away all my purses and just carry a Trapper Keeper to my next party. And yeah, for the first time ever, I found myself thinking, "Hmm, maybe I should buy a pair of skorts."
Aside from the A+ incredible cast (Aubrey Plaza, you just may have redeemed yourself from that whole MTV Movie Awards Will Ferrell stage-crash thing) and cringe-worthy sex jokes, the real star of The To Do List is the throwback '90s fashion. The characters aren't just wearing crop tops and cut-offs; they're using those crop tops and cut-offs to tell a story. A story about just how embarrassing high school is. Deep, right? My favorite '90s staples are used here to make me simultaneously yearn for the bodacious decade AND praise Alanis that I made it out of there alive. So, here are the 5 most awkward '90s style staples, as told by The To Do List (also, real life).
Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" style: then and now.
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Set your alarms, Beliebers! "Bieber O'Clock" strikes this Saturday, August 3 at 8 p.m. EST on MTV. Haven't heard of "Bieber O'Clock"? Welp, it's when MTV will start airing extra special, exclusive content from THE Justin Bieber himself leading up to the TV premiere of his throwback (OK, not that throwback; it was 2011) documentary, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. The film itself airs this Sunday at 8 p.m., but in preparation, we took a look back at the international pop superstar's steez from the movie and placed it side-by-side against looks from the past year to see how much (if anything) has changed since then. (Spoiler alert: a lot has *cough*tattoo sleeve*cough* but surprisingly, much as stayed the same.)