First things first: after months of campaigning, $6 billion in spending, and a long (looooong) voting day yesterday, Barack Obama is officially the winner of the 2012 Presidential Election! BUT before all that went down late last night, Katy Perry and Johnny Wujek hit the polls- and turned voting into a fashion show, obviously. The pop star and her stylist each turned out to pick their president yesterday in Los Angeles dressed in some seriously patriotic duds. Katy's been a longtime Obama supporter, so it's not that surprising that the singer showed her love for the Dems in a bright blue suit, sheer white blouse with black collar, and a skinny black tie. The sleek outfit might not be quite as extreme as that amazing ballot dress she rocked at the Las Vegas rally this month, but hey- it definitely got the point across, and WE.LOVE.IT.
Jaden and Willow Smith at Toronto International Film Festival
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When it comes to closet swag, Jaden and Willow Smith have the sibling style thing on lock. The talented duo (and offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, NBD) stepped out at Toronto International Film Festival this weekend and killed it yet again in perfectly complementary ensembles. But then again, is this REALLY any surprise?! They're no strangers to looking the part- remember the amazing MSFTS outfits they rocked at the BET Awards this year? Well, let's just say these two went above and beyond on Sunday, showing their wild sides (literally) in eye-popping animal prints. Keeping it all in the family has NEVER been so stylish.
Nicole Richie out and about this week.
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In case you missed it, last night was the premiere of Fashion Star, a reality competition show where designers fight to get their pieces bought by some of the biggest brands in the game (think: Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M, Macy's). To give the designers some sartorial guidance, celebrities with mega fashion lines came out to give their two cents, including Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos, and Nicole Richie. Personally, we've always backed Nicole's expanding fashion empire—everything from her fun accessories at House of Harlow 1960 to her boho chic Winter Kate clothing line—so it's no surprise that we were seriously digging her street style as she was out and about promoting her new show this week. Get those pens out because it's time for us to take some notes!
Tavi Gevinson at the 'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones' opening in New York.
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The great blogosphere has birthed all kinds of crazy young talent wizards who sing, dance, dress, and write better than most adults, and many would argue the blogger revolution began with Tavi Gevinson and her pal Spencer Tweedy. These two prodigious teens from the greater Chicago area have been charming the internet for the past few years with precocious musings and self-styled photo ops full of whimsical petulance. (They can count the entire MTV Style staff as fans!) As you might already know, Ms. Gevinson—one of our girls to watch in 2012—created and edits the online teen girl magazine, Rookie, and aside from being the son of indie rock royalty, namely Wilco lead singer Jeff Tweedy, Spencer makes music and music videos which he posts to his namesake website. He recently posted a video he made for the Wilco song "Whole Love" featuring his younger brother and Tavi, and we're totally smitten.
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Oh man, this Azealia Banks 212 video has been making my LIFE for WEEKS now, to where I’ve been watching it on repeat because there’s something so gloriously s*** eating and triumphant about the entire operation. The chick just smiles, licks her teeth, flails her arms, raps, and sing-yells in front of brick wall in a Mickey Mouse sweater, ripped-up jorts, and these quadruple braid pigtail things and her baby hair’s all, HAAAAAY, and it’s fantastic because who cares since her face is just so beautiful.
And it’s not just one of those, "Her face is so empirically beautiful because blablabla GoldenRatio…" or anything like that, it’s her EYES. Impossibly long lashes framing surreal-steez BRIGHT whites and this glitter of unadulterated trouble, nevermind the filth that’s coming out of her mouth because the lyrics to her insanely catchy, ridic winsome single are down right friggin’ purple. It’s the best.
Evan Rachel Wood on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival.
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If there was anyone who held a gigantic fashion beacon of light at the Venice Film Festival, it had to be Evan Rachel Wood, who made quite the statement by choosing to wear nothing but black and white. Looking like a cross between a classic film star and a French New Wave starlet, she evoked a sense of modern glamour every time she stepped onto the red carpet. She also kept the trend going during the day, going so far as to kick out a suit with matching-hued houndstooth pumps. How many young Hollywood stars wear the exact same colors appearance after appearance yet manage to keep each look exciting? Not many, people! It's a BOLD choice for sure (even a cheeky one when you think about it), but much like her penchant for eye-raising paramours (hi, Marilyn Manson, who's probably totally reading this right now), we think Evan Rachel Wood's style is both dramatic and inspirational. Also? We can mimic it on a modest budget.
It’s not enough that Tom Felton is tall, witty, and comes with a cute British accent (which makes every word out of his mouth seem both clever and charming). No, the star of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (in theaters today!) also happens to be a style savant with a penchant for deliciously skinny ties and polished blazers. When we can drag our eyes away from those piercing baby blues and lips that seem perpetually pressed into an adorable smirk (Emma Watson, aka GODDESS, had a crush on him, people), we’re focusing on his killer sartorial choices. After careful study, we’ve concluded that 23-year-old Tom is indeed Slyther-ing to the top of our style charts (hahaahaha... [SUCK IT, we’re going through Draco withdrawal]).
Like any pro, Tom sticks to a few signature trends and breezily repeats them (with elegant results) on the red carpet. We break them down for you here.
SNAZZY THREE-PIECE SUITS
Tom Felton making the three-piece look good.
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Rupert Grint showing his love for Tom Felton at the "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" premiere in Los Angeles.
So everyone is all charmed by the cast of Harry Potter being such "great mates" and whatnot, but secretly we suspect it to be some sort of party line. We all know that they'll move on and get their new projects and shed their Harry Potter images (MUCH LIKE THE EPILOGUE IN THE BOOKS!) and Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson will merely be misty, water-colored memories. Except the FEELINGS right now are as heartfelt as ever. Um, Rupert Grint showed up to his buddy Tom Felton's premiere (they share, among many things, a dry, completely British sense of humor and willingness to "Talk American") with such a declaration of love that it makes our wee ice nugget hearts stir a little. There is no other way to so advertise your devotion to an ex-castmate than to arrive at their first post-Harry premiere wearing a shirt saying "I LOVE TOM FELTON." (If only Ron and Draco got along this well in fiction. If only.)
Usher in L’uomo Vogue photoshoot, Hey, Nice Nails! Nail Art
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Summer's biggest trend is undoubtedly nail art. From rainbow colors to crazy patterns, loud nails are everywhere. But what if you're tired of neon, glitter, or various animal prints? What if you've already done the shattered look or want to stand apart from been-there-done-that stripes 'n' polka dots? We have the perfect solution: USHER NAILS. That's right. USHER NAILS. To be more specific, Usher by way of the bold 'n' bright fashion label Jil Sander nails. Let us explain…
Claire, Michelle, and Jen at Pitchfork 2011.
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This weekend's Pitchfork Festival in Chicago was super hot. Yes, of course we mean the sweltering, near-100 degrees and the heaping piles of buzz bands (both "hot" indeed), but we are mostly referring to the hordes of fashionable, adorable concert goers. The blazingly rad styles we spotted gave the high noon sun a run for its money, and we've got to give it up to the ladies who let us snap their picture. Not only were they on their feet all day (sensible shoes!) and sweating their skin off (loose clothing!) but each one brought their own special brand of rocker cool to the concert. (For more on the festival, check out our pals Refinery 29's amazing Chicago blog.)
So not only did we get schooled on how to dress for steamy weather (Pitchfork staples included wrap sandals, bright prints anchored by solids, and leather satchels), but we spotted some styles we are going to be stealing all summer long.
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