Guys' pants we'd never give back.
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If you haven't already seen the trailer for MTV's newest show I Just Want My Pants Back, first of all, *GASP*, and second, what are you waiting for?! Just in case you're burdened by a laggy connection, we'll cut you some slack and break it down for you. It's a simple tease of boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy and girl hook up. Girl steals boy's pants and throws him off track with a phone number for a Chinese restaurant. ZING!
Now, don't let the title fool you. This isn't just some rat race, witch hunt for the dude's missing jeans. The tongue-in-cheek series chronicles the misadventures of four twentysomethings, the lead Jason and his three friends, trying to make it in NYC, but the pants-stealing hook tooootally has weight. And so, in honor of tonight's Pants series premiere (TONIGHT! at 11/10c on MTV), we've rounded up a bunch of guys' pants we would absolutely steal and never give back.
Gossip Girl was so insanely monumental this week, we can barely form words beyond ZOMG, GAHHH, NO WAY, and SAY WHAT. (And yes, they need to be in all-caps.) You guys, it was epic, and it should be as it marked the 100th episode of the show! What started as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe's iconic performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" courtesy of Serena (Blake Lively) in full-on pink dress va-va-va-voomness morphed into Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) arriving as Audrey Hepburn and doing a tug-of-war with S over Lonely Boy Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley). Alas, it was all part of Serena's dream, and when she awakens we're smack-dab in the middle of Blair's wedding day. The house is royally atwitter with B's impending marriage to Sour Patch Kid Prince Louis Grimaldi of Monaco (Hugo Becker)—even though we know she's still totally in love with Chuck (Ed Westwick)—and royal mama Sophie (Joanne Whalley) is still intent on stopping this wedding charade, calling it a "business deal." Well, she's not the only one who wants to see this "happy" day perish.
As is typical of her über-villain style, Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) appears out of nowhere to ruin Blair's special day and decides to go about it by posing as an altar boy. ("Bless us Father, we are about to sin.") Meanwhile, everyone's appealing to Chuck to be the one to rescue Blair from this sham of a marriage, including his best bud Nate (Chace Crawford) who seems to be falling for the sweet catering girl who may or may not be the new/real Charlie Rhodes. So, what happened? There was a wedding (sort of), an intervention (kinda), a complete character turnaround, and then the ultimate reveal of reveals that will leave you GAHHHHing as much as we still are right now. (Like we said, EPIC.) If you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!
Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
Photo: The CW
SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Dress: Redux Charles Chang-Lima
David Beckham wearing David Beckham Bodywear for H&M.
Photo: Alasdair McClellan/H&M
If you haven't felt your world tilt or had the pleasure of being knocked off your office chair by the semi-nakie nudieness that is David Beckham wearing nothing but his boxer briefs for his new bodywear line for H&M, then I suggest you catch yourself up. Like I've said before, David Robert Joseph Beckham is a CLASSIC. He appeals to both the women (duh) and the soccer-loving menfolk and, really, he's a stand up dude who works hard and loves his family. What's not to (fall in) love (with) here people? The David Beckham Bodywear for H&M collection is a full line of structured men's undergarments due to hit H&M stores on Feb. 2, and the first commercial to mark the launch of the line is set to debut during the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday, Feb. 5. But thanks to the fine Swedes of Hennes & Mauritz, we all get a sneak peek of the upcoming commercial to watch-slash-gaze-slash-drool-slash-pass-out over. You guys, we are DYING and are slightly worried at the prospect of collective combustion when this thing airs in its entirety on Sunday.
The Situation's custom Vinny tee.
We'll give you a minute to put down the box of tissues, fix your running mascara, y'know, take a breath and stuff. We know you're undoubtedly BUCKLED OVER in a puddle of happy tears at Vinny's triumphant return to the Jersey Shore. Us, too. It took a lot of coaxing (or forcibly robbing him from his doting mama, Paula), but they did it! The rest of the roommates were able to convince Vin to come back to the house. What did it, though? When the girls called earlier that weekend to invite him to Mike and Pauly's surprise party, Vinny didn't seem that interested in returning to the land of fist pumps and hair gel. So what was the deciding factor? What made him change his mind? His roommates seem to think it was finally seeing their smiling faces, but we know better. No one can resist the power of a custom T-shirt homage.
Rihanna will star in a fashion reality show.
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Yep, you read that headline right—Rihanna is set to star in her first-ever fashion reality show starting this summer! The unnamed series will feature the singer going on an all-out style search for "raw, undiscovered designer talent" in Britain alongside Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts. The show, which will air exclusively on Sky Living HD, will feature promising, up-and-coming fashion designers who, over the course of 10 weeks, will be assigned to create outfits for well-known musicians and celebrities. (Um, Project Runway anyone?) The final (and best!) challenge will involve designing the perfect/
unique/amazing stage outfit for THE Rihanna herself. She'll wear the winning ensemble for a Wireless performance in Hyde Park come July, so like, this shiz is for REAL, y'all. RiRi will also act as an executive producer for the reality show that celebrates "the extraordinary talent and creativity in the British fashion scene," according the channel.
As is customary with everyone's favorite Manhattan melodrama, last night's episode of Gossip Girl was definitely not short of any twists or turns. Just one week shy of Blair Waldorf's (Leighton Meester) expected wedding to Prince Louis Grimaldi of Monaco (Hugo Becker), we catch up with the princess-to-be on the eve of her bachelorette party. Louis's sister Beatrice (Roxane Mesquida) resurfaces her little scheming head with renewed hope of derailing her brother's nuptial plans, this time with a very unlikely accomplice.
GG herself manages to throw a bit of a wrench in The Spectator's plans to bury her in the gossip annals, blackmailing Nate (Chace Crawford) with new information about Blair and Chuck's (Ed Westwick) car accident that halts the official launch of Serena's (Blake Lively) competing column. Serena and Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) continue their "fake" relationship, much to the dismay of Lonely Boy's publicist. Though we'll undoubtedly watch some portion of a marital ceremony next Monday night (along with GG's 100th episode!!), this mayyyy not be the end of Chair (Chuck + Blair, obvi), but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!
Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Princess Sophie Grimaldi (Joanne Whalley), and Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Coat: Diane Von Furstenberg
+ Dress: Teal floral dress
+ Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
PRINCESS SOPHIE GRIMALDI (JOANNE WHALLEY)
+ Dress: Nanette Lepore
+ Bag: Bulgari
CHUCK BASS (ED WESTWICK)
+ Suit: Gray jacket with leopard print collar, black pants, black oxfords
Deena finds herself in a hairy situation.
Looks like we have a real SITUATION over here! What happened to Deena's hair on tonight's episode of Jersey Shore is no joke. After a long Meatball Day with bestie Nicole, girl danced so hard her hair fell out! Not her real hair, of course, because that would be insane albeit not wholly surprising. Deena fist-pumped and Jersey-Turnpiked her way into a GIGANTIC bird's nest of extensions, which you can take a closer look at above. Yikes. We've seen the whole episode yet STILL we cringe looking at this image because frankly, we know the strand-damaging future that lies ahead for Miss Deena Cortese.
Hallelujah, Gossip Girl is back! Oh, how we've been desperate to find out what happened to Miss Blair (Leighton Meester) and Mr. Chuck (Ed Westwick) since that terrible car crash cliffhanger. Luckily, the new episode begins with them both alive and well. Even though Blair and Chuck professed their undying love for each other before the crash, and despite Blair losing the royal bebe she was carrying—fathered by her stoic-faced fiancé, Prince Louis (Hugo Becker)—she and Chuck are still not together (sighhhh, we know), the wedding's still on (GAHHH, we KNOW!), but Blair keeps sneaking around. She has distanced herself from both Chuck and Louis for some unknown reason, so both of her misguided menfolk think she's having an affair. Chuckles suspects "pallid visaged" Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) is to blame, and it turns out that Dan is sneaking around with Blair but not for the reasons we might suspect. Not only did Humphrey accompany Blair on her Vera Wang gown fitting (staring Vera Wang herself!), he's been going to CHURCH with Blair, who is really, really, REALLY religious all of a sudden.
Meanwhile, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) is blogging about her life for Nate's (Chace Crawford) NY Spectator gossip—we mean news—website since Gossip Girl is still defunct. She decides not to open any emails with gossip tips despite Nate's insistence, and Nate starts receiving weird text messages telling him to check out Chuck and Blair's crash for all is not what it seems (dun, dun, dunnnnn). Oh, and where's Charlie Rhodes (Kaylee DeFer), you ask? Apparently, she's alive and well at Juilliard yet being played by a completely different actress. Or is it a completely different Charlie? Holy moly! If you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!
Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
Photo: Courtesy of The CW
SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Dress: Lorena Sarbu
+ Necklaces: Sequin
+ Tights: Falka
BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Coat: DVF
+ Fascinator: Ann-Marie Faulkner
+ Bag: Loewe
Pauly D applies some aloe.
It's no secret that the entire cast of Jersey Shore loves to tan their faces off, but never did we think it would actually happen. Sun-starved from their stint in Italy, Pauly D attempts to "shock [his] system" by tanning at the highest setting for the longest time. It seems like a logical plan, except, without a base tan, anyone is infinitely more likely to burn. Just one bad burn can cause serious long-term damage to the skin, and low and behold, one bad burn is precisely what he got. As is customary after such an affliction, the skin on his face started to peel. Ever grooming-conscious, the Jersey DJ took immediate action against his flaking face and exfoliated the dead damaged skin away. He MIGHT have been okay if he left it at that, took a break from tanning, and liberally applied a good deep moisturizing lotion every few hours. But no. He had to keep at it, letting the fresh layer of skin he just revealed sizzle in harmful UV rays, burning his OG burn. OUCH, Pauly literally tanned his face OFF.
Vinny's tapered shape-up variation.
Happy Jerz Day, everyone! Tonight marks the Season 5 premiere and triumphant U.S. return of our favorite tri-state-related TV series: JERSEY SHORE. Excited to be back on the East Coast, the dudes break off to catch up on all the GTL they had missed by being overseas and add the barbershop to their list of errands. Pauly D cleans up his blowout, Mike self-applies an ungodly amount of hair spray, and Vinny opts for one of the erm, most unique variations we've seen of a shape-up. Ever. What do you call this thing?