A still from Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video.
Photo: Def Jam Records/The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Sure, if there's ONE thing about Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video you're talking about, it's likely that eye-popping Kim Kardashian cameo. (ICYMI: girl is topless—NOT naked, she's wearing jeans, y'all—and bouncing all over Ye's motorcycle. #innuendo) But here at MTV Style, our collective mind is on a single track, and not even Ye
trying to make "fetch" happen inserting his *achem* buxom fiancé into this music video can distract us from the fashion at hand. So, let's talk about these layered plaids.
Katy Perry gets prismatic.
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Yesterday, Katy Perry announced via Twitter that she'll be spanning the globe in 2014 to support her new album, Prism, on the Prismatic World Tour (which kicks off in London in May). Obviously, our response was: MEOW! Also, YAY! The release of Perry's fourth studio album has ushered in a new era of style for the chameleonic singer, who's long been a courageous pioneer of rainbow-colored hair and exaggerated sartorial statements.
Since she first started promoting Prism a few months ago, Katy's typically been rotating three thematic looks: 1.) Tiger Style—which reflects "Roar," her first single off the new album and has been worn for several live performances of the song 2.) '90s Schoolgirl Steez—which is trending HARD right now and is usually rocked during non-performance appearances and 3.) "Perfectly Prismatic," the most literal interpretation of her album title—iridescent, mirrored, a Lisa Frank visual spectacular. So which look will she choose to sport on tour?
In the past week, Jennifer Lawrence has made seven photo call and red carpet appearances all across Europe for Catching Fire, and tonight, she brought the film and her red carpet wardrobe across the pond for the Los Angeles premiere. Each appearance on her Hunger Games press tour has provided an opportunity for her to show off just how versatile that new 'do is, wear Dior, and experiment with different lipstick shades. Unsurprisingly, she's looked ah-may-zing (and totally different!) at each stop: let's review 'em!
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' premiere in Los Angeles.
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As we expected (and hoped), Jennifer went for Dior Haute Couture for the L.A. premiere of Catching Fire. Technically, this piece is a "gown," but broken down, it's more like a strapless bodysuit with a massive, totally see-through overlay. All that sheer realness calls for an edgier coiffure, so J.Law wore her hair in a more piecey style than usual.
Jennifer Lawrence at the 'Catching Fire' premiere in Paris.
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At the premiere in Paris, Jennifer opted for a black Fall 2013 Dior Couture gown, complete with a peekaboo sheer panel across the front and a pleated skirt. She paired the dress with a dark plum lip and Justin Bieber's hair from 2011.
Willow Shields, Sarah Hyland, and Bella Thorne.
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Happy Hunger Games, everyone! The second installment of the Jennifer Lawrence/Josh Hutcherson/Liam Hemsworth-helmed dystopian trilogy has FINALLY hit U.S. soil. Well, Hunger Games fans, your patience is being rewarded, like, eleven-fold tonight because you can keep up on all the Catching Fire action in a variety of ways! MTV News is on the ground at the film's L.A. premiere, chatting with all the stars as they head in to watch the final product (some of them are even seeing it for the very first time!), and you can submit your burning questions about what it was really like wearing those wetsuits the whole time (and anything else you might want to ask) by using the hashtag #askcatchingfire. And as always, on the fashion side of things, you have us!
Demi Lovato in her video for 'Neon Lights.'
Photo: @ddlovato's Twitter
When Demi Lovato debuted the cover art for her new single, "Neon Lights," last week, we were all like, “OOOH” and “AHHH” and “where can we score some glow-in-the-dark nail polish?” Lovato stripped down and submerged herself in water for the beautifully illuminated first shot, and now we’re learning that there’s a lot more where that came from, thanks to a few sneak peek screen grabs from the song’s soon-to-be-released music video.
In honor of passing the 20-million follower mark on Twitter (*throws confetti*), Demi shared several pics from the rain-drenched shoot and OMG HER HAIR GLOWS, TOO. (Wait, is that why she dyed it neon blue or was the black light-friendly tint just a happy bonus? Hmm.) But that's not all that glows! Demi gets decked out in all KINDS of neon makeup: nail polish, lipstick, super thick cat-eye liner. SO FUN. We can haz, plz?
One Direction on the cover of 'Seventeen' Magazine.
Photo: 'Seventeen' Magazine
When we heard One Direction would be on the cover of Seventeen Magazine's December/January issue, we were, obviously, excited for new photos to adorn our bedroom walls with/glue onto a body pillow to sleep next to. But then, we saw the cover and were like: hold up, Harry's hair hasn't had that beautiful swoosh in, like, almost a year. Liam and Zayn haven't been this clean shaven for months! Do these five guys have Benjamin Button syndrome or what? Then, after racking through our encyclopedic knowledge of all 1D photo shoots in the history of the world, we realized we'd seen this photo before!
Rihanna rocks a bob and a bodysuit out in NYC.
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YAAS, Rih! We see you, girl! And not just because you may be the only person in NYC not wearing pants outside in November! (To be fair, it did get above freezing temps recently.) Rihanna debuted a brand new ‘do while out and about in the Big Apple this weekend celebrating the end of her Diamonds World Tour, and while we are DYING to know what her real hair looks like (because it changes shape on the reg these days), we are LOVING its latest incarnation. Rih stepped out with a chunky bob and bangs, cut by her long-time hairstylist, Ursula Steven, who was also responsible for the sleek, asymmetrical bob that helped put her on the map in 2007. Wearing a velvet, long-sleeved, mock neck playsuit from her River Island collab and thigh-high boots, Rihanna werqued her leggy mod look with a double dog tag necklace and a bold red lip. Gah, so good.
We hope somewhere Lady Gaga is taking at least one day of vacation. Last week, she kicked Monday off by releasing her long-awaited ARTPOP album in the U.S. AND premiering the world's first flying dress. On Tuesday, she was honored as one of Glamour magazine's Women of the Year. On Wednesday, she was rumored to be the next face of Versace. She opened both an ARTPOP pop-up shop and Times Square's brand spankin' new H&M store. And of course, this weekend, she was host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Lucky for SNL, if there's one performer the concept of "quick changes" isn't lost on, it's Gaga, and her ep (in keeping with, you know, her everyday life) was full of rapid outfit switch-ups.
Photo: NBC/Saturday Night Live
For her opening monologue, Gaga performed a parody of her own "Applause" single. Rewritten to celebrate cheap applause and all the ways a host can pander for it, the rendition Mother Monster performed for the Studio 8H stage was jazzier than the original, and Gaga played it up with sparkly flapper fringe and a glamorous Marilyn Monroe-esque wig.
WAKING UP WITH KIMYE
Photo: NBC/Saturday Night Live
In stark contrast, Gaga's first character was a bespectacled Apple Genius plucked from the mall for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's fictional morning show, Waking Up With Kimye. Naturally, Kanye (played by Jay Pharaoh) challenges her on her genius title, and though Kim is wearing a white "Givenchy dress and Gaga is wearing her character's frumpy work uniform, Yeezy still says Kim wore it better. In a moment of total self-awareness, Genius Gaga says, "Honestly, I don't care about fashion. Sometimes I think that people who try too hard with their outfits are maybe hiding something," then blinks knowingly to camera behind her thick birth control glasses. "Like come on, dress like a person."
After the tragic Sebastian/Carrie breakup last week, young Miss Bradshaw is back at Interview, pitching stories and trying to move beyond her role as personal cappuccino fetcher. She also strikes up a hot new romance with a young playwright (we will mourn her relationship with Sebastian a little bit less because #HEY Weaver), and meets her dad's new girlfriend for the first time. Carrie changes a lot throughout this episode, so we got the costume deets and backstory for a few of the outfits from the show's costume designer, Eric Daman.
AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw on 'The Carrie Diaries.'
Photo: The CW
When she's at Interview, of course, CB is spending time in New York rather than Connecticut, so she needs to stand out. Eric described his reasoning behind Carrie's polka dot dress during the episode's opening montage: "This ModCloth dress had me seeing spots and made Carrie a stand out style star on her lunch break. I gave her a vintage belt and beads for some B52's/80's inspired retro realness. Her Jessica Simpson color-blocked sandals are perfectly in tune and keep the look aspirational AND affordable!"
CARRIE BRADSHAW (ANNASOPHIA ROBB)
+ Dress: ModCloth
+ Belt: Vintage
+ Shoes: Jessica Simpson
+ Earrings: Vintage
+ Necklace: Vintage
+ Yellow camera case purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Miley Cyrus performing "Wrecking Ball" at the 2013 EMA.
Photo: Getty Images
• Miley Cyrus stayed inside this week and has been totally MIA. JK! She was everywhere: calling for peace with her clothing on the 2013 MTV EMA red carpet, performing two songs at the EMA in way more clothing than we're used to, looking all future-istic (heh) in Future's video for "Real and True" AND showing off her handmade merch in a new promo video for her upcoming tour. PHEW. *wipes brow*
• HARRY STYLES. That is all. Actually, what we meant to say was: in other EMA news, Harry Styles (who attended in ~spirit~) won the award for 'Best Look.' Duh, duh, one thousand times DUH.
• Earlier this week, Rihanna let us peep a few advance pics of her #gothglam style from the set of "What Now," which gave us plenty of time to appropriately prepare for the return of the mullet.
• Selena Gomez lost her hair AND her shirtless bed companion in the new issue of Flaunt magazine. But she did find a picture of her hair in the end, so, there's that.
• The apple does NOT fall far from the swaggy tree in Drake's family. The rapper recently debuted his video for "Worst Behavior," which features his dad, Dennis Graham, lookin' RULL fly in a slew of luxury suits. And one of his BFFs in an owl suit.
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