Leighton Meester and Blake Lively on the set of "Gossip Girl" in New York City.
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After a long summer hiatus, it is now exactly one week from the Season 5 premiere of Gossip Girl. Just one week until we find out how long Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) stays with Prince Grimaldi. We're one week from knowing how Serena (Blake Lively) spent her break on the West Coast. And just one week stands between now and the sartorial beauty that is about to parade through our small screens every Monday night when this season kicks off. For a show watched just as much for its covetable wardrobe as for its addictively juicy subplot, it's a wonder why a Gossip Girl clothing line wasn't rolled out sooner. As the saying goes, though, better late than never, and this fall, Kitson, Neimann Marcus, and Saks will start carrying Romeo & Juliet Couture's Gossip Girl collection. For between $80 and $200 per item, the fashion aesthetic of your favorite Upper East Side youths is that much closer to your fingertips!
Deena Cortese in a crochet cowboy hat.
If you ever doubted whether Miss Deena Cortese was truly a "blast in a glass," tonight's episode of Jersey Shore SURELY stomped out any lingering diffidence. But we don't give out awards based on alcohol tolerance or accurate monikers! We're MTV STYLE. Therefore, we dub a weekly STYLE CHAMP, and this pristinely white crocheted cowboy hat really took the cake this episode. Its unique meld of femininity and ruggedness, its irrefutable summer-appropriateness, the way it mimicks the intricate patterns of Deena's boardwalk frock, it all definitely merits the "style" portion of this prize. The "champ," though? Well, Deena, you earned that hands-down when you went SO HARD on the dance floor that you fistpumped your bikini bottoms off! I almost don't know whether to shake my head or your hand.
Deena dances her bikini bottoms off.
Pauly D and Vinny (as their Joey D and Louie alter egos respectively) in their Italia track jackets.
You've all undoubtedly seen the most recent episode of Jersey Shore already. If you haven't, fine, but if you have, you know that this ep titled "Fist Pump, Push-Ups, Chapstick" obvvvviously speaks for itself here as far as the crowning of a new Jersey Shore Style Champ. The title simply COULD NOT be awarded to anyone but Pauly D and Vinny, but SPECIFICALLY as their gelled up alter egos Joey D and Louie, respectively. It'd be a crime against everyone's fash-intelligence not to.
Lady Gaga in "Gaga By Gaultier."
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It feels like FOREVER since we saw that unforgettable two-second shot of Jean Paul Gaultier spanking Lady Gaga in a nun costume from the Gaga by Gaultier special teaser, and luckily the full premiere is allmmooossttt here! Today we got our hands on the extended preview, and it's filled with even MORE goodies than the last—including Lady Gaga talking about her sexual preferences (yes, they include women!), drug use, and taking her clothes off (although baring it all is apparently Ms. Gaga's new thang). During the interview she wears an incredi-goth head-to-toe black shoulder-padded ensemble with an open slit down the front; a multi-colored black, blonde, and red beehive wig; to-die-for crystal drop earrings; ornate eyeliner; and a pop of rouge lipstick. Although some parts of the special seem racy, we're mega-intrigued by the flashback scene of who Gaga used to be. Are we the only ones who are interested in Stefani Germanotta's onstage ensemble? The transformation from NYC girl to Mother Monster is one we're SUPER excited for! Pencil in some free time next Monday during all your fashion week shenanigans to catch the full length premiere of the doc at 8/7c on The CW. In the meantime, you can watch this video on repeat like we did (is 11 times too much or not enough? Don't judge!).
Pauly D wears a Nicki Minaj tee.
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If anyone truly deserves the moniker "Sweetheart" on the cast of Jersey Shore, it's actually the über-adorable Pauly D. Absolutely no offense meant to Sammi or anything (and we sincerely hope she doesn't take this personally), but we just see this pic of Pauly—friendly eyes, impeccable blowout, diamonds glinting like the twinkle in his smile—and we cannot help but let out a little, "AWWww!" You see, with all the charisma and DJ swag he's emitting, this graphic tee (under $25 at Hot Topic, we might add) with the visage of co-Britney Spears opener Nicki Minaj emblazoned across his midsection is such a display of GRATITUDE and whole-hearted fandom, we can't contain ourselves!
Lea Michele and Jenna Ushkowitz for "Glee."
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The new season of Glee premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and yet it still seems light-years away. Alas, while we wait Gleek-fully in anticipation, here are some new official photos to tide us over! In terms of the returning cast members, nothing looks too out of the ordinary in these new Fox promo shots other than there's some colorful fashion going on up in ol' William McKinley High; in fact, we'd say the members of New Directions (as well as the Dalton Academy Warblers, thanks to new full-time cast member Darren Criss) are feeling the stripe and polka dot trends pretty hard-core. With the cast set to co-host Fashion's Night Out during New York Fashion Week with—c'mon—VOGUE, we're assuming we might be seeing even more fashion on the hit show.
Vinny is your "Jersey Shore" Style Champ of the night.
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It's no secret that Vinny Guadagnino is the resident King of Graphic Tees amongst the cast members of Jersey Shore. And tonight's episode was no exception. But Vinny reigns champion tonight, not merely due to his extensive crew-neck collection or the aplomb with which he wields it, but ALSO because he is a benevolent roommate with a kind and well-discerning heart—crowned by Ronnie this episode as a kind of "Dr. Phil" of the house for all the sage wisdom he doles out to the rest of the dudes.
JWOWW is your Jersey Shore Style Champ of the night.
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Whoa guys. Whoa. Jersey Shore was a major rollercoaster of emotions tonight, but let us clearly point out that nothing took us through the range of feelings, real legitimate feelings, like the ups and downs of JWOWW's big floppy hat. First, alarm. Why did she pick choose such a major hat? Then, like the girls, some disgust. That hat is too big! Followed by admiration. Maybe, like her shopping partners, we didn't understand Italian fashion like Jenni claims. In the end, we fell into acceptance and appreciation, letting the hat in all its floppiness was over us. Which is why Jenni "JWOWW" Farley is our Jersey Shore Style Champ for tonight. In case you didn't know, now you do: 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, and deem a SINGLE housemate the episode winner.
We factor: the amount the roommates make fun of the housemate in question, how much they go ahead and rock their gear with pride anyway, and the way in which each meat head prevails at the end of the episode. And now that we know that JWOWW's Italian fashion game is on lock, she is the Season 4, Episode 4 style champ. Because without risk and danger of hat-related injury, there is no reward...
The cast of "Glee" for Fashion's Night Out.
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As you may or may not already know, the cast of Glee will be co-hosting Fashion's Night Out with Vogue magazine (which is like winning the gold medal at the Fashion Olympics), and the first promotional music video debuted last night during an episode of the hit TV show. BUT, in case you missed it (we watched live AND DVR'd it, obvs), Vogue.com has released it to the interwebs for your viewing pleasure. OK, you need to stop what you're doing right now and watch this thing. We can't type enough OMGs at how AMAZING this vid (and the cast) looks, not to mention that they're dancing down a catwalk singing the David Bowie song "Fashion". You just need to Gleek out and see the full-blown FASH-TASTICNESS for yourself. Right this way, please!
Sammi and Ronnie are your Jersey Shore Style Champs of the night.
Jersey Shore spoiler alert: Sam and Ronnie are back, and we are filled with a mixture of sad trombones and NO DUHs. But Pauly pointed something out that we never noticed. When Sam and Ron are together, the two both look funereal. Yup, black for both of them, which was evidenced when the boys noticed Ron slipping into his black v-neck, which apparently indicated that Ron is back into "Sweetheart"-mode. And anyone who wears their emotions on their shirt, literally, is our Jersey Shore Style Champ for tonight. 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, and deem a SINGLE housemate the episode winner.
We factor: commitment to keep everything fresh to death, the struggle of blow-drying your hair on a whole other voltage, the gruesome walk to the gym and any other trials and tribulations our favorite meat heads suffer. And now that we know that we can read Rannie like a BOOK through their clothing, they are the Season 4, Episode 3 style champs. Just...don't be afraid of color, you two...