Lauren Conrad for Kohl's.
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Oh my gahhh, is summer over already?! HRMPH. Well, just as we were beginning to dust off our lace-up booties and wool capes, Hillsie Lauren Conrad brightened up our mood by releasing the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's back-to-school 2011 lookbook! YUSSS. Suddenly the prospect of crisp autumn mornings just became a whole lot more enjoyable now that we have some killer outfits to wear. After her adorbs, floral-inspired summer collection and girly spring line, we knew she'd BRING IT for the colder season, hopefully with a hint of edginess like she did in fall 2010. So, we take a gander and ask: did LC deliver?
DJ Pauly D and friends wear matching neon green outfits.
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It seems DJ Pauly D may have taken his victory as our "Style Champ of the Night" from last week's episode of Jersey Shore to heart. By the looks of the fluorescent getup he sported whilst spinning at an enchanted lingerie masquerade in Las Vegas (as most Vegas lingerie masquerades are wont to be) this weekend, Pauly might have taken his crowning as a green light (haha, GET IT?!) to raise the stakes and get a little more adventurous. That's not to say we think he's swearing off graphic tees or anything (I mean, HELLO! That's, like, all his clothing line Dirty Couture is, pretty much!), but we're definitely keeping a close fashion eye on him. Inspired by this audacious display (and because we're really helpful and stuff), we've rounded up what you'll need to mimic Pauly's look.
Pauly D. is our Jersey Shore Style Icon of the Night.
While we didn't have any ZOMG SUITCASES moments in tonight's episode of Jersey Shore, we forgot how cleeeeeeean it gets when our favorite fist pumpers just go out and get down. And no one does fresh to death quite like DJ Pauly D. So we gleefully anoint our second Jersey Shore Style Champ for Season 4. In case you didn't know, this is the plan: for each Italy episode, we here at MTV Style use our unimpeachably awesome sartorial judgment to select the best JS style moments of Pauly D., Snooki, The Situation, Sammi, Ronnie, Vinny, Deena and JWOWW, measure them in a fair and shrewdly scientific manner (we eyeball it and go with our guts, sometime there is production assistant bloodshed but so it goes...), and deem a SINGLE housemate the episode winner.
We factor: commitment to fashion in the faraway, medieval (did you SEE that coffee grinder?) land of Italy, GTL-isms and any other trials and tribulations our strangers-in-a-strange-land cast members endure. And after seeing the way The Situation keeps his kicks...well, Pauly D. is a shoe-in for Season 4, Episode 2 Style Star. Badum.
Snooki is launching a fragrance this fall.
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If pickle flip-flops, brass knuckle bracelets, sneaker slippers, and leopard print nails weren't ENOUGH ways to get Snooki-fied, the Jersey Shore star is launching her first fragrance this fall. We foresee a round, meatball-esque bottle with a big, colorful bow on top, but judging by her GMA appearance this morning, the newly sleek-haired mini mogul might be turning a bit more serious. Either way, the smell and name on her fragrance are yet to be determined. But Snooks, GUESS WHAT? We thought of some ideas for you! I knowwww. We are SO NICE. (Psst, hire us!)
Deena explaining the double-bra.
This afternoon's live edition of the Jersey Shore Hook-Up was just about as rife with gems as last night's Italy season premiere. The biggest and most educational of these being the girls' jaw-dropping reveal of "The Double-Bra." The secret (UNTIL NOW) practice is pretty self-explanatory. In an effort to accentuate their ladylumps, the girls wear two bras, one on top of the other. The topic was brought on by a viewer question aiming to clarify why Sammi has been, erm, "packing heat" lately. Living up to her moniker, the sweetheart obliged, explaining that she didn't have work done—she just double-bras from time to time.
Snooki is our Jersey Shore Style Icon of the Night.
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If we did a shot for every time a Jersey Shore cast member triumphantly announced that they were going to Italy in this premiere, our post would be way short and filled with spelling erroooooors (JK). Thankfully we didn’t, but we did anoint our very first Jersey Shore Style Champ for Season 4. This is what's going down: for each Italy episode, we here at MTV Style use our unimpeachably awesome sartorial judgment to select the best JS style moments of Pauly D., Snooki, The Situation, Sammi, Ronnie, Vinny, Deena and JWOWW, measure them in a fair and shrewdly scientific manner (we eyeball it and go with our guts, sometime there is production assistant bloodshed but so it goes...), and deem a SINGLE housemate the episode winner.
As dutiful editors, we consider personal trends, commitment to fashion, pain-in-the-ass-factor-of-GTL-in-a-foreign-land and whatever Heart of Darkness-ish trials and tribulations the cast members endure to keep their looks FRESH TO DEATH. Using mathematics, rune tossing and mascara-based fingerpainting, we’ve divined our first Season 4 Style Star: SNOOKI. Your girl Deena incinerating her weave was DEFINITELY a close second LOL. Our evidence is as follows:
Snooki loves her brass knuckle bracelets.
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If there's one girl who loveloveLOVES her accessories, it's Snooki. This Jersey Shore gal is always sporting a different pair of ultra-glam sunglasses (count 'em: four pairs in this post ALONE), different head accessories (hats, bows, hippie handbands, whatevs...Snooki ain't picky), or different shoes (think: furry boots and slippers). Snooki is an accessories MASTA in all forms, so it's not too surprising that we peeped her in Italy with some seriousness happening around her wrist areas.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino in classic sartorial form.
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Jersey Shore's own shirtless majesty The Situation reportedly will endorse a line of tuxedos for New York-based manufacturer Flow Formal worth *gasp* six figures. YOWZA! While we've PERSONALLY never seen The Sitch in a tuxedo (not like we're mad about him always flashing his bajillion-pack abs), Flow Formal's CEO Brian Weintraub says he chose the Shore star because he is "the perfect spokesperson...the company is trying to target a younger demographic." The line will be named—drum roll—"The Situation" and will include tuxes (obvi), slim-fit shirts, and accessories. But still, the most pressing question remains—will he pair these tuxes with his own bedazzled Luxury Laces? I mean, they are luxury after all. GIT ITTTTTT.
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Tamara, Jenna's bestie on "Awkward"
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Sure, teenage leads get all the drama and romance, but since the dawn of history, the style has always belonged to the best friend. Jane Lane. Rayanne Graff. Even Duckie. Intentionally or not, they steal scenes from our main protags with weird belts and great hair, enviable boots and a flippancy our main character's should envy but usually don't. Adding to that hallowed hall of besties that we fancy almost more than the star is Awkward's Tamara ("Spelled TAM-ara, but pronounced TahMARA, like if your birth control fails, you better Plan B it...TAMARA!"), a fast-talking drama queen with a penchant for leopard and IMMACULATE, unbelievable, full-bodied red curls that force us to sometimes lose track of the plot because we just want to watch. Played by the perky and adorbz Jillian Rose Reed, we don't blame Jenna for being so close with this super-cool gal. So, yeah—Ashley Rickards as Jenna is great, but Team Tamara is the fast-talking, cuff-rocking, accessory-laden side we are totally taking.
Snooki shopping for clothes and shoes in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
We don't know about you guys, but we've CERTAINLY wondered where Snooki finds all the pieces of her ULTRA SPECIFIC Jersey Shore ensembles. Where do all those trucker hat, Jersey-themed tee and slipper ensembles come from? How does she find a large, rhinestone-encrusted belt with such ease? Well, thank the LAWD some papps have given us a sneak peek into Snooki's shopping world, and WOW. It seems...so fun, so liberating, so...META. When Snooks stopped by Sand Tropez (first of all: SAND TROPEZ!!!!) in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, she stumbled upon a shirt with—drumroll—her FACE on it. The signature poof is illustrated in all its glory with the words "Snookin' For Love" scrawled around it. Imagine shopping in Jers, seeing yourself on a shirt, and then being like, "Oh, cool," and moving on to the sweatpants section like it's NBD. Shiz WEIRD, y'all, but Snooki doesn't seem to mind it so neither do we.