A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky chats us up at Black Scale.
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Not like it's news to anyone who's ever seen or heard anything about him, but we just have to reiterate it: A$AP Rocky is one seriously fashionable dude. (Along with being a talented rapper, having a great ear for beats, and watching his premier album Long. Live. A$AP. debut at No. 1 on Billboard, of course.) The 24-year-old Harlem native doesn't just rap about fashion killas, he is one. And it's not just that he knows how to put together an outfit. What makes Rocky such a particularly devastating fashion one-two punch is the volatile combination of his keen eye for couture paired with straight-out-of-the-cradle streetwear savvy.


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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez poses with models at adidas NEO New York Fashion Week show.
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Celebrity sightings during New York Fashion Week are certainly not hard to come by (may we present Exhibit A?), but there's defintiely one star cameo that, in anticipation of the Big Apple's most stylish week, we were MOST excited for: Selena Gomez at adidas NEO's teen-curated runway show. Gomez is a brand ambassador for NEO alongside her on-again-off-again boo piece Justin Bieber, but Sel's involvement also goes a bit deeper than Biebsy's, designing pieces for the brand as well as helping pick the 30 teen-styled looks featured in the final show.


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Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan in Viva Vena's new fashion film
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Just as the curtain of runway glamour opens on New York City and street style peacocking invades sidewalks, the internet has officially bestowed a lump of GOLD onto our laps! This virtual gem comes courtesy of Veva Cava, who are serving up a refreshing New York Fashion Week palette cleanser with their new campaign for Viva Vena. Starring our MTV Style crush Lizzy Caplan, this clever, hilarious, and totally good-humored parody of "serious" fashion films hits all the right notes, starting with the faux "Best Fashion Film Festival Ever" award at the beginning to her oh-so-trendy flower crown idly floating away at the end (~*symbolism*~). These vintage typewriters, ribbon dancing, and Lizzy's empty expressions might be hilarious, but you know what's NOT a joke? Viva Vena's really cute clothes, which debut later this month. For now, watch the video in all its tongue-in-cheek glory below and just TRY not to crack up...


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A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky talks "Fashion Killa" with MTV Style.
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Today is the day! A$AP Rocky's long-awaited debut album Long. Live. A$AP has officially dropped. The full-length follow-up to his Live. Love. A$AP mixtape is every bit as ear-wormy as its predecessor, only this time, Rocky takes even more risks, is more experimental across genres, and as MTV Hive's Jeff Weiss so aptly put it, his "guest list is as stacked as Ocean’s 11" with appearances from all ends of the industry, from Skrillex to Santigold, Action Bronson to Florence Welch. As a crew of style junkies, one of our favorite tracks from the new album is (naturally) Rocky's "Fashion Killa."

Along with being an imperturbable ode to high-fashion, laden with halcyon, synthesized background vocals, the "Killa" record boasts 27 (!!!) sartorial name-checks in just under 4 minutes ranging from the expected (Alexander Wang, Rick Owens, Balmain) to the distinctly less so (Escada, Damir Doma) and a metric ton more (*takes deeeeep breath* Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Helmut Lang, Donna Karan, Cartier, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Oliver Peoples, Costume National, Visvim, Lanvin, Goyard, Isabel Marant, Linda Farrow, Dior, Vena Cava, Tom Ford, Thom Browne, Raf Simons, Versace). Not to mention, dude effectively and impressively ends a phrase with "Ann Demeuelemeester," setting the bar what some might consider impossibly high for 2013's edition of The Best Fashion Lyrics Of The Year. Lucky for us, the handsome Harlem fashion killa himself paid us a special visit to talk about the track, its lyrics, and a grip of our other burning style questions, and lucky for YOU, we caught it all on film for an exclusive video interview!


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Azealia Banks Dr. Dre Beats

Azealia Banks for Beats By Dr. Dre.
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You think you know...but you have no idea. OK, so the line may have been borrowed from the early aughts TV show Diary (RIP), but you know what? The same thing could also be said for Azealia Banks and her new vid for Beats By Dr. Dre. As the newest member of the #beatsarmy, the Harlem rapper talks music icons, fave fashion designers, plus the real story behind her upcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste ...and her answers aren't exactly what you'd expect. Clad in denim, platform boots, and a graphic red top, AZ says she doesn't want her album to be pigeonholed into a specific genre— rather, she's just going for authenticity, pure and simple. And although she claims that she doesn't have a particular musical inspiration, Azealia tells us she's taking cues from Beyonce in her personal AND professional life. "She's just so well-mannered and classy and well-poised. It's important to have those kinds of skills." Amen! Another interesting tidbit we gleaned from the 2-minute clip: Azealia's favorite designer is "boyishly feminine, clean, and really high quality." Who is it? Let's just say it's a FAR cry from seapunk. Place your bets...


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Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd.
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Let's all give a slow clap for Cher Lloyd, shall we? After all, the former U.K. X-Factor contestant (and last week's PUSH Artist!) is responsible for one of THE most addictive songs of the summer, the super catchy pop anthem "Want U Back." Overflowing with coy, confident "brattitude," (not a real term, but who cares?), the video combines Cher's killer vocals and pouty lyrics with a flirty fashion parade of shimmery bandeau tops, leather skirts, and piles of charm jewelry. Clearly this is a girl who KNOWS what she's doing- and lucky for us, she's willing to share her style secrets! Just in time for the release of her debut U.S. album Sticks + Stones, the 19-year-old stopped by MTV to talk all things fashion. Dressed in a customized denim jacket and embellished Chuck Taylors, Cher had a LOT to say about regrettable outfit choices, following trends, and why it's important to bring tons of underwear on the road. Check out our video interview with Cher Lloyd below!


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Elmo Fashion

Elmo shows off one of his outfits.
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We'll admit we're becoming huge fans of Harper's Bazaar's online series "The Look" thanks 'dorbs wardrobe interviews with some of our fashion-y faves (like Kiernan Shipka last month!), but the most recent episode tugged at every last one of heart strings—it features Sesame Street's Elmo! Now before you get all, "Elmo can't be stylish! He barely even wears CLOTHES!" on us, we just have one thing to say: Boy has some serious style game. The proof is in the pudding, er, video, folks, because when we take a closer look at all his gear, he's got more variety than most celebs we've ever seen. From white tuxes to neon bodysuits to fur coats, Elmo's really got it all. He also touches on some of his favorite accessories including cowboy boots, a top hat, and tap shoes.


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No Doubt

No Doubt at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
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Rainbow colored hair, bindis, and a major case of the crop tops... No Doubt has seen some seriously EPIC style moments over the years! We all know that nobody can touch Gwen's tank and loose pants steez (even way back when she was just a teenager!), and to this day she's still killing that signature sporty style both onstage and off. The guys aren't too shabby either, repping patterned suits, varsity jackets and Docs now with the same OC attitude we've loved ever since the Tragic Kingdom days. Bottom line: we can wax nostalgic about the band's biggest fash moments FOREVER, but we'd much rather hear it from the members themselves. So let's take a trip down No Doubt memory lane, why don't we? Just in time for their new album Push And Shove (out now!), Gwen, Tony, Adrian and Tom popped by MTV to rehash their coolest, craziest, and most memorable style memories from back in the day when stylists weren't a thing and hot pink hair was the norm. See it allll go down in the 'MTV News: Fashion Flashback' below!


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We were SO stoked when we found out Alicia Keys would be debuting her first-ever Reebok Classics collection earlier this month—her limited-edition sneaks included everything from black studded high-tops (our fave!) to bold, tribal-printed Freestyles to piano-key covered kicks. After peeping all the shoes, we knew we had to get more details behind the killer collection, and, lucky for us, we got to check out the kicks up close AND chat with Ms. Alicia Keys herself! Spoiler alert: She's awesome. Alicia told us she's been a longtime fan of the Reebok Classics brand (specifically those 5411s!) and always had a dream to design her own pair. Thanks to her hubby Swizz Beatz working as the creative director for the sneaker company and her mega-appreciation for killer shoes, her dream became a reality! She also revealed that—gasp—she has even more Reebok Classics coming out in the near future, so don't worry—we'll have tons more high-tops to drool over. Watch Alicia talk about her collection below, including how the collab came together, what type of girl she designed these shoes for, and how her "inner sneaker freak" has finally come alive!


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Solange on the set of her "Losing You" teaser video.
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Here at MTV Style, it's pretty clear that we unabashedly LOVE Solange. Honestly, we can't get enough of her. Sure, she's already a very busy girl, fronting Madewell for fall, sitting front row at New York Fashion Week, blogging outfits for Vogue UK, and you know, being a MOM, but we're always hungry for more, especially when it crosses her immaculate fashion sense with her MUSIC. She's been a kind of go-to DJ for her fair share of fashion parties, but Solange has refrained from making music of her own for the past four or so years. That's why when we caught wind that our MTV Style patron saint would be releasing her first album since 2008's Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, we immediately glued our ears to the ground for every subsequent update.

Solange's latest music project is a brand new album called Losing You, brought to the world thanks to a helping production hand from Dev Hynes a.k.a. Blood Orange (as if this thing couldn't get any better, AMIRITE???). Our massive, throbbing girl crush on Solange led us smack in the middle of her Losing You teaser video shoot in artist Mickalene Thomas's beautiful Brooklyn studio, enveloped by a detailed set designed by Thomas herself and going all cartoon wolf-eyes for the racks on racks on racks of sartorial deliciousness - Suno and Kenzo and DVF, oh my!


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