Ciara, who's new album "Basic Instinct" is out today, has perfected the art of dressing tomboy-chic. Who can forget the boots and bling that the singer so proudly crunked in when she first hit the main scene in 2004 with "Goodies"? Today, the hip-hop diva continues to balance her girly looks (cheekbones to die for, long wavy hair, a killer body) with a confident sense of style (have you SEEN the looks from her "Gimme Dat" video?!). When Ciara stopped by the MTV.com studios recently, there were two things we were dying to ask her: First, what does she use on her skin to keep it looking so flawless? And second, do her and her BFF Kim Kardashian really share clothes? Here's what she told us...

+ CIARA ON HER QUICK A.M. BEAUTY ROUTINE:

+ CIARA ON KIM KARDASHIAN'S SIMILAR STYLE:

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Cee Lo Green, the raspy-voiced crooner from Gnarls Barkley, was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "F*** You" from his album The Lady Killer. Sure, the catchy track is one of the BEST breakup anthems we’ve heard in a long time, but we can’t help but wonder if Cee Lo's cheeky style (he's usually rocking checkered bow ties, bright pocket handkerchiefs, and too-dark-to-see-my-eyes shades) has had anything to do with his success. When he stopped by the MTV.com studios recently, we asked him what it costs to dress like him. His answer? “You can buy clothes, but you can’t buy style.” Touché! Check out the videos below to find out about Cee Lo’s $7,000 pair of sunglasses and the one item of clothing he'll never wear twice, plus his favorite look on the ladies (P.S. it’s not what you think!).

+ CEE LO ON HIS CUSTOMIZED CLOTHES:

+ CEE LO ON WOMEN'S FASHION:

+ Do you like Cee Lo Green's "Lady Killer" style?

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Nicki Minaj at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles.
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If you've ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at Nicki Minaj's life (because who doesn't?!), now's your chance. The MC/pink-loving rising diva recently tweeted to announce her first hour-long documentary, in which she granted MTV exclusive access to her life. MTV was there for her first live performance at the VMAs, traveled with her to her native Trinidad, and even tagged along with her to the studio as she prepped for her debut album, Pink Friday. We can't wait to see if the film crew also captured moments of her diva primping, because that would be amazing. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, check out a trailer for the documentary, Nicki Minaj: My Time Now below!

+ Watch Nicki Minaj: My Time Now Sunday, Nov. 28, at 10pm ET on MTV.com!!!

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Sky Ferreira.
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Sky Ferreira, an 18-year-old rising electro-pop star and Twitter frenemy of Katy Perry, stopped by the MTV studios recently to dish about her personal style. "Fashion is a very big thing in everyone's life," she told us. "I wouldn't say it defines you, but it helps express yourself." Even though the budding singer/songwriter hasn't officially released her debut album yet (it comes out early next year), she already made an impression in the fashion world by gracing the cover of Jalouse magazine in June, and it's rumored that Sky will star in Diesel's spring 2011 campaign. And she's proud of her style, despite some people nay-saying her unique look. "Of course, people criticize my style," she told us. "They'll be like, 'She looks skanky, she looks like she doesn't shower.' Or, 'Why is she wearing a giant flannel and ripped jeans on national TV?' It really depends." Find out more about Sky's favorite fashion trends (and faux pas!) in the clip below.

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Juliet Simms.
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Juliet Simms, the 24-year-old lead singer of Automatic Loveletter, showed off some amazing, sometimes-skimpy-but-always-stylish outfits on the Warped Tour last summer, so we were thrilled when she dropped by MTV Style to talk fashion. Juliet told us that the musicians of the '60s, '70s, and '80s are the influence behind the loose-fitting, hippie outfits she rocks onstage. She also opened up about her personal style, the difference between looking good and looking "skanky," the process behind putting together her performance outfits, and her fashion essentials. Watch the videos below to hear Juliet Simms talk more about style.



ON HER PERSONAL STYLE:
"I try to pull from male rock stars from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, such as Jim Morrison, Robert Plant, or David Bowie or Axl Rose, Steven Tyler. That’s like some of my favorite music, and those records are what I grew up with my entire life. So my style essentially is just rocker, male meets female. I also try to keep it not slutty or skanky."



ON PICKING HER PERFORMANCE WEAR:
"I try to put together different outfits every night. So I bring essentials like my wet pants, faux jeans, laces, and fishnets, jewelry … whatever I feel is right at the moment. I can't leave without my boots, whether it’s my platform booties or my cowboy boots."

+ Do you like Juliet Simm's style?

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Jesse McCartney.
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Jesse McCartney is gearing up to release his fourth album, Have It All, in December, so he dropped by the MTV studios recently to talk music. The pop star told us he wanted his new album to be "timeless" — and that's the same word Jesse used to describe his style, too. The 23-year-old opened up about fashion and told us that he draws his fashion influences from classic icons, such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. And when it comes to trends, Jesse loves shoes (who doesn't?!). He even gets a new pair every week. Check out all the videos below to find out Jesse McCartney's thoughts on style — including his pet peeve about women's fashion.

JESSE MCCARTNEY ON HIS PERSONAL STYLE:
"I want to see a picture of myself in 20 years and not say to myself, 'What was I thinking?'"

JESSE MCCARTNEY ON HIS SHOE OBSESSION:
"I have to admit, I have a shoe fetish, man, I go crazy for shoes. Every day, every week, I go out and get the next cool pair of kicks."

JESSE MCCARTNEY'S PET PEEVE ABOUT WOMEN'S FASHION:
"The thing I don't like about when girls dress up or when they're going out is when they look uncomfortable. It's not necessarily an item of clothing; it's just if they look uncomfortable or for some reason can't walk, it's just kind of awkward."

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Mark Ronson at an MTV.com photo shoot.
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Mark Ronson, musician/DJ/producer, has an amazing Brit-boy style, which is why we quizzed him on men's fashion when he stopped by MTV studios recently. He opened up about a lot of things, including his least favorite trend (sandals in aiports), his personal style (jazz shoes are a fave), and how he would never consider himself a style icon (but he considers David Bowie one!). Also, of his recent change from brunette to bleached-blond hair, he busts the myth that blonds have more fun. "I haven't had markedly any more fun since I've gone blond," Mark Ronson said. "In fact, I think I've had less fun." Watch all the videos below to find out more Mark Ronson thoughts on style.



MARK RONSON CLAIMS BLONDS DO NOT HAVE MORE FUN
"I haven't had markedly any more fun since I've gone blond. In fact, I think I've had less fun because I think the expectations were so high of having so much fun being blond that it hasn't been a great month, no."



MARK RONSON ON BEING A STYLE ICON
"I feel like there's people like David Bowie that are just smarter, and cleverer, and more stylish than the rest of us and reinvent the wheel and we all follow them. I don't think I have that gene. I don't consider myself a fashion icon. I think you'd have to be a bit of a d*** to say that out loud. Unless you're David Bowie. Then you're allowed to."



MARK RONSON ON THE BEST AND WORST IN MEN'S FASHION
"I think we're going through an OK period in men's fashion. I think the indie-slash-American Apparel aesthetic has filtered into most of society. I don't know, the kids are looking good."



MARK RONSON ON HIS PERSONAL STYLE
"I don't really spend a whole lot of time deciding what I'm going to wear in the morning. As far as sneakers go, I don't really own that many sneakers. I used to own a huge amount, not like DJ AM or Samantha, my sister, levels of pairs of sneakers."

+ Do you like Mark Ronson's style?

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How much do you love sneakers? That's what MTV Style wanted to find out when we stopped by Sneaker Con, the ultimate sneaker lover convention, a few weeks ago in New York City for the latest episode of Show Us Your Style. And what we found was an epic crowd of sneakerheads — more than 1,200 guys and girls showed up wearing the most exclusive sneakers imaginable on their feet. People traded shoes with each other all over the place, and the customizing of tees and hats happened on the spot. But what is the root of this crazy sneaker culture? Spence from Brooklyn summed it up perfectly: "Sneakers represent a part of life." Watch the video to see the five hottest outfits (and plenty of amazing streetwear style!) at Sneaker Con.

 

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Willow Smith in her new 'Whip My Hair' music video.
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Willow Smith, the 9-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith (she turns 10 on Halloween), just released the video for her first single, "Whip My Hair." The high-octane video is just as addictive as the song itself, which features a chorus of: "I whip my hair back on forth" on repeat (we've been singing it all day, much to the chagrin of everyone in the MTV Style office). But what stood out for us was, well, Willow's style, of course. She went through five different 'dos — not to mention six pairs of fierce boots/sneaks and some amazing nail art. The five hairstyles included:

1. A braid that looked like a large heart.
2. Long braids in which she used to "whip."
3. A multicolor wavy mohawk/pouf with green and pink highlights.
4. A party pouf with pink and purple side puffs of hair.
5. And, finally, three mini braided buns.

Below, check out close-ups of our two favorite hairstyles from the video — the multicolored mohawk, and the colorful pouf style. We're afraid this girl is cooler at 9 years old than we are now.

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Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine.
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Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence + the Machine and one of our favorite rising style stars, dropped by the MTV studios recently to talk about her style. "I've got quite a romantic taste in clothes," she told us. "I’m attracted to vintage pieces and things that look vintage, and things that have sort of a classic feel to them." But when it comes to performance style, Florence likes an outfit that "takes you out of everyday life." In fact, the sultry singer says, "It's kind of nice if you think the dress is doing the performance as well." Find out which other fashionable singer influenced Florence Welch's sartorial choices for stage in the clip below.

+ SEE MORE EXCLUSIVE MTV PHOTOS OF FLORENCE HERE!!!

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