Karma and Amy on 'Faking It.'
Whoa. That Faking It finale, you guys? I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to live my life until next season? Oh, yeah, big news—Faking It was picked up for a second season! All our faves will be back (yay!) but considering everything that went down on last night's episode, there is bound to be some major ~dramz~. But let's skip chatting about heartbreak and focus on fashion because, well, it's not as traumatizing. And, TBH, wedding fashion > all other fashion.
Karma on 'Faking It.'
Karma wore a short-sleeve green dress with a netted cutout along the neckline. This is how to do cutouts, people. Also, her hair color + that dress color = perfection. We've seen Karma in a lot of dresses this season, but never anything so simple and solid-color. It totally fits her, IMHO!
Ed Sheeran's MTV documentary Nine Days and Nights premieres tonight on MTV at 11 p.m. EST, but our frandz at MTV News have a preview of the show and it involves Taylor Swift, Drake, and needlepoint.
It's no secret that Taylor loves to ~craft~, but we had no idea needlepoint (specifically) was among her crafty talents. The above cross stitch was made by Taylor and gifted to Ed, which makes sense because it features the both of them. It'd be weird if she gave it to, like, Hailee Steinfeld instead. It also features the phrase "The struggle is real" and some lyrics from "Started from the Bottom." Fact: Taylor is not the first person to embroider hip-hop lyrics onto canvas—below are a few of our faves. Enjoy 'em (and maybe consider decorating your home with them?)!
DESTINY'S CHLID - "BOOTYLICIOUS"
KANYE WEST - "GOLD DIGGER"
New 'Pretty Little Liars' x Aeropostale!
Pretty Little Liars has been on hiatus since March, but it's back tomorrow. To coincide with its ~dramatic~ return, Aeropostale has launched the second collection in their PLL collaboration. The pieces hit stores yesterday and were designed by Mandi Line, the show's costume designer (also the costume designer on Faking It!). We chatted with her about the new collection, which character's style she likes the best, and whether to expect more pieces in the future.
MTV STYLE: How would you describe the overall style on Pretty Little Liars?
MANDI LINE: The overall style is fun, unique, obtainable, and wild. You never know what to expect.
How do the clothes in this collection fit with each character?
I did my best to make sure that the collection, which is for the fans, was as iconic as possible. Who wants stuff they can buy anywhere, any day?
While we've directed much of our fashion focus to Faking It's two lead female characters, today we're switching gears. You can't have a character like Shane in front of your eyeballs every week and not talk about him. Dude can wear prints like no one's business and his wardrobe in last night's episode is total proof of that.
Amy (Rita Volk) and Shane (Michael Willett) on 'Faking It.'
First up is his graphic button-up—it's got diamonds, unfinished triangles, arrows, and stripes. That's a whole lotta pattern for one short-sleeved shirt, but Shane obviously pulls it off like NBD. I never knew a shirt could be so multi-patterned, but now I do and I like it. A lot.
If you care at all about TV, you're likely well-aware that the second season of Orange Is The New Black premieres this week (June 6) on Netflix. Gearing up for the return of Piper, Pennsatucky, Crazy Eyes and the rest of the women's penitentiary motley crew of characters, we're binge-watching the first season as a refresher and looking ahead at the new season's character posters for what's to come. In keeping with the first season's creative interpretations on beauty/style necessities—maxi pads as shower shoes, etc.—we noticed that these teaser images employ similarly scrappy DIY takes on beauty routines.
~Naturally~, we felt it our duty to test these unique approaches out, so for the pilot episode of our brand new tutorial series, How To Do Stuff (P.S. we're launching a tutorial series!!!), we decided to do just that. Watch the video above for some valuable information on whether tampons work as hair curlers, if a Sharpie marker can pass as eyeliner, and soooooo much more.
Taystee's poster shows her curling her hair with tampons. I wrapped my own hair in tampons and left them on for, like, half a day. NO SPOILERS: You'll have to watch the video to see whether it worked or not. *WINK*
Mango at the 2014 CFDA Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
The last person you'd expect to see at the CFDAs (basically the Oscars of fashion) is a goofy comedian. UNLESS, of course, he was dressed as the most fashionable Saturday Night Live character of all time (besides Maya Rudolph as Donatella). We're talking about none other than Mango, the enchanting exotic dancer played by Chris Kattan during his time on the show. When we saw Mango walk down the red carpet as Alexander Wang's date, we were equal parts excited and confused. Sure, we were stoked to see the character resurrected in leather hot pants and a glittery beret, but also...why was he there in the first place?
Karma, Liam, and Amy on 'Faking It.'
While on last week's Faking It we noticed some unintentional denim matching going on between Amy and Karma, last night's episode was full of purposeful khaki coordination.
If you can cast your mind back to last week's episode, you may recall that it closed with Karma offering Liam a, um, proposition. In order to feel comfortable with their decision, Amy and Karma decide they need to dress the part.
Amy and Karma on 'Faking It.'
The perfect threesome wardrobe, of course, is a khaki trench coat. Amy opts for one with black piping while Karma goes more classic with a double-breasted version. Shout-out to Amy's meteorologist mom, BTW, who has many trench coats—this big reveal wouldn't have been possible without you.
Amy and Karma on 'Faking It.'
On Faking It, Karma and Amy have been friends forever, but their personal styles are totally different—Karma is into boho feminine looks, while Amy prefers more casual and slightly masculine outfits. Despite their differing styles, the two ladies came together (in style) on last night's episode. Maybe fake dating is having consequences beyond popularity? Based on the double denim both wore last night, it's looking that way.
Karma maintained her ~flowy~ style with a denim moto jacket and paisley shirt. While last week we were admiring her crown braid, this week we're really feeling both her and Amy's loose waves. Normally we're anti couples that match too heavily, but these two look so good that we forgive 'em. Amy, on the other hand, has on a white denim and gray hoodie combo—while it's not overtly masculine, it's definitely tougher-looking than Karma's moto and paisely combo.
Iggy Azalea is mad for plaid, y'all. She kicked it off with her Clueless-inspired "Fancy" video (although she wore the pattern several times before then), and we've been tracking her recent preppy tendencies ever since. More specifically, Iggy has built upon the Cher Horowitz yellow plaid look in several of her live performances, and she debuted a new version of the ensemble on Dancing With the Stars last night—an adorably retro prom dress.
While last week on Faking It we were obsessed with Amy's jeans, suspenders, and fisherman sweater, this week we turn our attention to Karma. Even if you didn't know her name—or that her parents operate a juice truck—you would totally be able to tell that she was raised by hippies. While Amy's style is a bit more casual and masculine, Karma's is flowy and feminine. Last night's outfit is the epitome of her overall aesthetic, IMHO.
Katie Stevens as Karma on 'Faking It.'
Karma has a knack for mixing colors and textures together. She's wearing a distressed denim jacket, a cotton dress, a leather belt, and a woven tote. Between where her belt is cinched and where her jacket falls, she's got her proportions on point.