Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine.
Photo: Andreea Radulescu/MTV
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!!!
The Situation, Sammi, Snooki and Vinny of 'Jersey Shore.'
Jersey Shore is winding down its second season, and last night's episode was another dose of hookups, abs, and debauchery. Which is why we're turning our attention to another aspect of the Shore antics — the beach! We turned to Jersey Shore cast members Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola to find out the answer to this very important question: What makes a good beach outfit? Mike says he picks his swimsuits like he picks women, Vinny won't wear short shorts, Snooki wants you to look tan, and Sammi wears black most of the time. But there's more! Find out everything about how to pick a swimsuit Jersey Shore-style below!
MIKE "THE SITUATION" SORRENTINO ON PICKING SWIMSUITS:
"I pick my swimsuits just like I pick my women. As soon as I see it, I like it, and that's it. I get it real quick."
VINNY GUADAGNINO ON SHORT SWIM TRUNKS:
"I like swim trunks to the knees. I think once you get a little above the knee, you gotta start, you know, watching your back."
NICOLE "SNOOKI" POLIZZI WANTS YOU TO LOOK TAN:
"If the bikini makes you look disgusting and pale, then you don't want to wear it."
SAMMI "SWEETHEART" GIANCOLA LIKES BLACK BIKINIS:
"I like bikinis and ones that are black because my favorite color is black and I feel slim in black."
+ Who has the best swimsuit advice — Situation, Vinny, Snooki, or Sammi?
When Enrique Iglesias dropped by the MTV studios recently to chat about his hit song "I Like It" (the video features the Jersey Shore cast), we couldn't help but wonder how he perfected his play-it-cool style. Turns out, he's a natural! "I hate going shopping for clothing," he says. "I hate having to get dressed up for a performance. I’m lazy when it comes down to that. If I had to be a stylist, I would probably starve." But there is one pre-show styling move that Enrique Iglesias never skips. WAXING! Find out what this hottie waxes — yes, it's more than one place — in the clip below.
+ WATCH ENRIQUE IGLESIAS TALK STYLE BELOW!!!
The Seven host Kevin Manno took the show out of the studio today and down to Times Square for a special live segment testing celebrity-inspired fashion trends. Joining him on the jaunt was new Seven Style Expert Greta Lee, who helped re-create star looks for real life. From Lady Gaga's meat dress-inspired necklaces to spiky accessories like Jason Derülo to larger-than-life bows like Leighton Meester, check out how you can make these fashion fads work for you. Plus, want to find out Kevin Manno's favorite celebrity trend right now? Watch the clip below to see for yourself.
Snooki, The Situation, Sammy, and Vinny of 'Jersey Shore.'
As we wind down season 2 of Jersey Shore the next few weeks, we figured it's time to get back to basics ... THE BEACH! So, we caught up with members of the Jersey Shore cast to find out their top beach essentials. Because after all the face slaps, fistfights, and breakups, these fiery people love the beach — and fashion is involved. See what Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, and Vinny Guadagnino tote to the beach below!
NICOLE "SNOOKI" POLIZZI'S BEACH ESSENTIALS:
Alcohol + Water + Beach chair
MIKE "THE SITUATION" SORRENTINO TOP BEACH ITEMS:
Beach bag + Towel + Extra T-shirt + Cologne ("In case you run into a girl, possibly.")
SAMMI "SWEETHEART" GIANCOLA BEACH ESSENTIALS:
Beach cover-up + Bag (towel, tanning lotion, money, Ed Hardy hat, and Carrera sunglasses)
VINNY GUADAGNINO'S BEACH MUST-HAVES:
"Fresh" bathing suit + Tanning oil + White tank top + Towel + Sports bag
+ Who packs their beach bag best — Snooki, Situation, Sammi, or Vinny?
Swizz Beatz with Christian Louboutin in May 2010.
Photo: Getty Images/Christian Louboutin
Swizz Beatz dropped by the MTV2 Sucker Free studios this week to talk fashion with host DJ Envy, where Swizz confirmed his appreciation for high-fashion accessories. Aside from sitting on the design board of Swiss watch company Audemars Piguet, he also has a steady collaboration with French luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin. "That's like a brother from another mother," Swizz says of Louboutin. "We met two years ago — now it was on my friends boat. And he was sitting there and he was chilling, and I'm thinking it was going to be a 10-minute conversation and it turned into being six hours. We came up with concepts right there." The most famous of the collaborative designs are the spiky loafers, lace-ups, and sneakers, which have landed on everyone from Kanye West to Diddy to Chad Ochocinco. And Swizz is still working with Louboutin. "Now we're leading to a lot of different things," Swizz said. "Now, it's showtime."
+ WATCH SWIZZ BEATZ TALK LOUBS + FASHION BELOW!!!
Shontelle at MTV.
Photo: Circe Baumgartner/MTV
Shontelle's video for her single 'Perfect Nightmare' just dropped last week, and in it, the 25-year-old singer shows off a number of looks, such as oversize shirts with no pants and high, high ponytails. But in real life, it's a different story. When Shontelle stopped by the MTV Style studios recently, she told us she tries to be "sensible" about fashion. "I don’t know if I would say I’m a diva about anything style related, but I just really love to be fab," she says. "I love to feel really good about myself and confident, and fashion affects that a lot." As for heels: "I love to be fierce, but I also like to be comfortable. And heels really hurt," she explains. But, as every lady knows, there are exceptions. And for Shontelle, that means squeezing into a pair of stilettos every so often. "I will, every once in a while, sacrifice my soul for the sake of fashion," she says. "And I will be in immense, tremendous pain just for the sake of fabulosity." We agree — no pain, no gain!
+ WATCH SHONTELLE TALK ABOUT FASHION BELOW!!!
Nicole Richie dropped by The Seven yesterday, MTV's new daily entertainment show, to chat about fashion and her new novel, Priceless, with host Julie Alexandria. The fashion designer/mother/author looked fab and casual for her appearance in a striped shirt, black jacket, leopard print hat (our personal fave!), and black patent heels from her own accessories line, House of Harlow 1960. Nicole Richie also explained how she's excited for fall fashion, particularly her Winter Kate collection, which she designs, and a new pair of Christian Louboutin heels with spikes on them. "They do hurt [my feet] a little bit, but you gotta just work through it," she said. "They hurt, they hurt. But you get used to it!" Watch Nicole Richie explain how fashion is worth the pain in the clip below!
+ WATCH NICOLE RICHIE TALK ABOUT FASHION BELOW!!!
Bow Wow stopped by MTV Style recently, and it was the perfect opportunity to find out the true definition of "fly" from someone who often raps about how fly he is. So, what qualifies as fly? Apparently, not everything. "Flywear is a Gucci sweatsuit, Gucci backpack, Gucci shades," Bow Wow told us, emphasizing his preference for high-fashion labels. What about the ladies? "The flyer you are, the more attention that you're going to attract," he says. "Would I talk to a girl if she was in the club in Ugg boots and a ripped-up something and hair all over the place? No! I'm going to talk to the girl in the dress with the heels on, nice oiled legs, and she looks good. That's who I want to be around." Well, then! Excuse us, we're going to cut this short so we can go oil up our legs. In the meantime, watch the videos below to see Bow Wow explain the definition of fly himself!
+ BOW WOW ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING FLY:
+ BOW WOW ON HIS PERSONAL STYLE:
+ What does "fly" mean to you? Do you agree with Bow Wow about having oily legs?
Hey, boys, listen up! Rapper, actor, and Akoo fashion designer Tip "T.I." Harris stopped by MTV Style recently and we asked him for some great grooming tips to pass along to his male fans. And what did he say was the most important part of a man's grooming routine? "Hygiene!" Yes, so simple, but so important! "It doesn't matter how you look as much as how you smell," he continues. "You could look good but smell bad and nobody will see you. You look bad, smell good, everybody will smell you." So true! So hop in the showers and stay clean, men of the world. T.I.'s success wasn't built on body odor.
+ Do you think T.I. is one of the most well-groomed rappers today?
Watch the video below for T.I.'s grooming secrets!