Rita Ora shows off her grill.
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram
And (see above) we do not mean "for her patio at an end-of-summer sale!" Although, I wouldn't really be mad if that was the news and Rita Ora wanted to invite me over for a cook-out. Just sayin'. Patio grills are exciting, too. (I’ll bring the buns.) But, as per the photo, Ora got a grill for her TEETH and debuted it on Instagram today while #bored and #inameeting (so say the photo's captions). Personally, we prefer to doodle in those situations so that it at least looks like you’re taking notes, but then again, we also don’t have a new grill (or an old one, for that matter) to show off to our 1.5 million followers. So, carry on, Rita!
Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and Lorde sport schoolgirl style.
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UM. We are having a serious case of FOMO over here. Did we miss the memo about a Britney Spears convention? Is there a worldwide pop quiz? (BRB brushing up on multiplication tables.) Or is everyone just getting, like, reeeally literal with their back to school shopping? Obvi, we know on Wednesdays we wear pink—but nobody said anything about wearing pleated skirts on Thursdays! (THX A LOT, REGINA GEORGE.) No matter the reason, one thing’s for sure: according to Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and Lorde schoolgirl style is totally trending.
Trends from the 1990s: Crop-tops, faux-flannel plaid, logo gear and overalls.
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Pro tip: If you wanna get a head-start on setting up your style game for Spring 2014, go home. Brush the dust off your under-bed storage bins, dig deep into your parents’ closets and recover all your siblings’ angst-ridden clothes from the 1990s. Because that decade just called. And they aren't getting their trends back. (Unless they’re calling about acid wash jeans. Then we’ll take a message.)
From Rodarte to DKNY to Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone, models in crop-tops, faux-flannel plaids, overalls and logo-gear dominated the Spring 2014 runways. Did every designer get together this summer to trade POGS and binge-watch My So-Called Life on bean bag chairs or something? Was it the Boy Meets World spin-off? The TLC biopic? The *NSYNC reunion?! Whatever the reason, '90s redux is definitely happening for Spring 2014 – and it’s all that AND a bag of chips, y’all!
One Direction in black, white, and red at the 2013 VMAs.
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Accentuating black and white with a red pop is a tried-and-true, low-maintenance way to make a real style statement—particularly if you're coordinating with other people, but don't want to look too matchy-matchy. No grown dude wants to look like the Olsen Twins circa It Takes Two (unless you do, in which case, go forth!). At the VMAs tonight, two separate man-crews (One Direction and the trio of Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar) put together impeccable complimentary ensembles, and as far as who might have done it better, they're neck and neck.
Rihanna loves her some grills. On Instagram (where else?), she just debuted her new gold grill, in the shape of an AK-47. On her bottom teeth is just a thin layer of gold, covering the very top of her teeth, but the top row? That's where she's getting creative. This isn't the first time Ri has worn grills: she wore a gold and diamond grill in her "You Da One" video, she threw a more subtle, simply gold one to go out to dinner last year, and she also showed off a diamond one earlier this summer. Ri wearing two simultaneously, though, is a less common affair, so she's def stepping up her game (good thing, because her game was so low...JK, all my grills are made of gum wrappers and orange peels). It's not the first time that she has shown off her affinity for firearms, though: she has a small gun tattooed on the side of her ribs, and last summer, she stepped out with a tattoo of a falcon, drawn in the shape of a gun, on her inner right ankle.
Way better than a 500 Benz, AMIRITE?
Photo: Society 6/Amazon/Etsy/Beloved Shirts/Very Vile/Milk Sick
Happy Friday, y'all! We're kicking this one off with everyone's favorite NOM-focused shopping franchise: FOOD FRIDAY! *tosses up fistful of glitter and French fries, follows with jazz hands* On the menu this week, we have the MTV Style order-in staple: sushi. When it's a sweat-inducing 99 degrees in the city, the last thing you want to do is go outside, let alone jack up the temperature in your apartment by turning on the stove. Thus, sushi has become our culinary savior as we crawl through the dog days of summer. Since we just can't turn off the little voice in our brains that asks, "But what's the fashion angle?" (even about the most mundane observations in our lives), we decided that sushi deserved a shopping homage. Surprisingly, there's actually a ton of fun stuff out there that capitalizes on our love of the iconic Japanese food. Check it out!
A still from Don't Talk To The Cops' "Gimme That '80s Butt" music video.
Photo: Don't Talk To The Cops/Stephan Gray
High-waisted jeans, thin leather belt, button-up shirt tucked into the high-waisted jeans. These are lyrics from Seattle-based Don't Talk To The Cops' "Gimme That '80s Butt" song, but they're ALSO an itemized breakdown of our daily uniform over hurr at MTV Style. You see, every era (and sub/counter-culture within that era, but for simplicity's sake let's just cap it at decades) has its silhouette: the '50s had poodle skirts, prim polos, and ponytails (try saying that three times fast!), the '60s ventured into mod, mini territory, the '70s had spread collars, macrame, and bell bottoms, etc. etc. ad infinitum. We won't be able to keenly discern the hallmark outfit shape of the 2010s until way after the fact, but one thing is for sure, and heavily underscored by DTTTC's track: we're borrowing so. much. '80s butt.
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream print!
Photo: Wildfox Couture/Forever 21/Nasty Gal/Rad Nails/Foodiggity
ZOMG, y'all. Maybe it's just a product of the East Coast's patented humid heat. Maybe I'm just a weather wuss. But MAN, is it just me or is this one of the hottest summers in a minute?? IDK about you, but for me, nothing puts a damper on a cute outfit (literally and figuratively) quite like excessive sweating. Thankfully, though, sweltering heat is a great excuse to partake in one of my all-time favorite foods: ICE CREAM. Which brings us to this week's Food Friday shopping exercise. We've rounded up the best ice cream-themed clothes, accessories, and beauty items pon de web and wrapped them up in this here little internet package for your Friday shopping enjoyment. Enjoy!
Kristen Stewart evidently has a thing for sheer jumpsuits.
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Looks like Kristen Stewart is a believer in the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." And "it," in this case, refers to dressy, sheer jumpsuits. While other pop stars and Hollywood PYTs spent their Fourth of July holidays wearing various iterations of red, white, and blue, K.Stew spent Independence Day overseas at Zuhair Murad's Paris Haute Couture show in a black jumpsuit by the Lebanese designer. Granted, it's generally good form for celebs to sport the wares of any given designer whose show they're attending, and sure, the whole sparkly sheer look is kiiiind of Zuhair Murad's thing, but we refuse to ignore that this isn't that Kristen hasn't just worn this style once or twice but THREE times.