Emily Haines performing at Coachella 2012 and the PENdant she designed.
Photo: Getty/Fleet Jewelry
Incredible live performer, singer, frontwoman... and jewelry designer? Is there anything Metric's Emily Haines can't do? We've long been fans of the singer's on and off-stage style, so when we heard that she was getting into the jewelry collaboration game, we can't say we were totally surprised. However, Haines' collaboration with Fleet Jewelry ain't your ordinary celeb capsule collection. MTV Hive caught up with the singer to get the low-down on the bullet-shaped pen necklace that Haines created, which benefits HearMe, an organization that provides music education and computer software to orphans and isolated children around the globe. The PENdant ($120.00) took Fleet Jewelry founder Kate Power's vision and one of Haines' lyrics, "believe in the power of songs," and combined the two to create a powerful piece of jewelry that's as wearable as it is meaningful.
We don't know about you, but we're pretty sure it's a very rare thing for concerts to have a dress code—let alone for an artist to send out a public blast specifying a color palette for his or her audience's wardrobe. And yet, we're definitely not surprised that the dudes of One Direction (a.k.a. the KINGS of color coordination) did exactly that this weekend. Earlier this week, the boy band's official Twitter (along with the dudes' individual accounts) sent out pleas for their Dutch Directioners to come to the Amsterdam show Friday night clad in ORANGE.
Dispatched with the hashtag #turnziggoorange, their message was seen and recirculated all last week in anticipation of the show. What's more, show-goers were promised a surprise if they helped turn the arena tangerine. What, pray tell, ended up being the reward? All of 1D clad in HEAD-TO-TOE bright orange suits!!!
Miley Cyrus scores #1 on 'Maxim' Hot 100 list.
Photo: Courtesy of @MileyCyrus' Instagram
Let's all give it up for Miley Cyrus, you guys! In between fanning Met Ball rumors and nabbing consecutive covers for ELLE UK and V magazines last week, the singer has managed to land herself the coveted #1 spot on Maxim's Hot 100 list! Seriously, though, this is NO easy task. Each year the men's publication pits hotties from the music, film, and fashion worlds against each other, and this time around, Miley (and her Smilers, obviously) stole 2012's crown right out from under model Bar Rafaeli. Not that this pop star really needs to prove her hotness, or anything. I mean, can we all talk about this photo above?! Posted over the weekend, the image shows her channeling a Bond girl bombshell in a metallic gold swimsuit, tons of glimmering jewelry, and sultry, straight-on gaze. She may have been #68 on the list just last year, but Miley's come a long way since then... that's for sure.
Beyonce as Mrs. Carter in H&M.
We've seen Beyonce on the sand, Beyonce in bikinis, Beyonce scarf dancing in front of a wind machine and a behind-the-scenes look at putting Beyonce's whole Mrs. Carter H&M campaign together. For most people, that'd be more than enough summer-ready Bey to stay occupied for months. Alas, we are not most people, and actively went searching for more images from the campaign. Welp, looks like our persistence was rewarded as we stumbled upon SEVERAL snaps of "Beyonce as Mrs. Carter" that we'd never seen before on HM.com!
• Katy Perry went to Washington for the White House Correspondent's Dinner last weekend sporting two stunning (and springy!) ensembles.
• Miley Cyrus covered V Magazine (three times!) in a punky, colored hair and men's underwear. #WERK
• The red dress from Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It" music video teaser should've looked a WEE bit familiar to y'all—she wore the exact same one at the MTV Movie Awards! We've got proof.
• Whew, is it hot in here or is it just Beyonce's H&M campaign? Girl is certainly getting us ready for summer in her affordable line of bikinis and mini-dresses.
• We took a moment to look back and remember the iconic style of Chris Kelly from Kris Kross. #RIPChrisKelly
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Will Miley Cyrus bring her punky look to the Met Gala?
Photo: Getty Images
Dudes, we can't stop talking about the Met Gala. I mean, ever since we heard the theme was going to be "Punk: Chaos and Couture," we knew it was going to be a particularly special year for us at the Metropolitan Museum. So far, we've heard that everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Solange Knowles to Psy (!!!) are attending the fashion world's fanciest event, but today we got word that the QUEEN of punk might also make an appearance come Monday—Miley Cyrus! Miley Online broke the news this afternoon, and we really, REALLY hope it's true, y'all. I mean, have you guys seen the latest issue of V Magazine? She rocked three different hair colors on the cover alone. *bows down*
Our punky safety pin picks.
Photo: Nasty Gal/Shopbop/Moda Operandi
With The Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum rapidly approaching, there's one word on every fashion obsessed girl's mind: Punk. With the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition dictating the evening's theme, we have all things downtown running through our heads, like Doc Marten-clad wild horses. One of the most iconic signifiers of punk, along with the mohawk and the stud, is of course the safety pin. Versatile, cheap, but chic? Absolutely. Now, we're not talking using actual safety pins as earrings (although we totally knew kids who did that in high school) or going as majorly high fashion as Kristen Stewart's 2011 MTV Movie Awards Balmain frock, which was positively COVERED in the things, which we absolutely loved, but is a little, er, impractical for everyday wear. We're just talking about how to add a little bit of a punk rock touch to your everyday look, and lucky for us, the options were plentiful.
It's okay to be rubbing your eyes, double-taking at your computer screen right now. Squinting and general disbelief are all natural reactions to this jaw-droppingly accurate miniature replica of Kanye West's smash sneaker release of last summer: the Air Yeezy 2. From the moment we first spotted this lilliputian kick pendant (hat tip to our friends at Four Pins for the look), we knew we had to have it. Not just because of the novelty of having a tiny Yeezy shoe hanging from your neck (but definitely that, too), but ALSO because the attention to detail here is seeeeeriously amazing. The ridged heel? The contrast inner? The glow-in-the-dark sole? THE SNAKESKIN PANEL WITH THE EMBOSSED SWOOSH? Way to keep it one hundred, MERYSTACHE (the Etsy retailer/genius behind the sneakerhead bauble). Nailed it. And the best part is: there are MORE.
Kristen Stewart for Florabotanica.
Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga
Whew! We can finally rest easy, y'all—Kristen Stewart has officially been confirmed for several (!!!) more campaigns with Balenciaga, according to The Cut. Due to last summer's, erm, situation with Rupert Sanders, many were worried the Twilight star would be dropped from the French fashion house. Also, Balenciaga's creative director Nicolas Ghesquière (who is BFFs with K Stew and acquired her for the campaigns) left last fall, making us/the internet TWICE as skeptical about her future with the brand. In a recent article from 032c magazine about Nicolas' departure, Kristen confirmed her devotion to him and said, "He is a reminder of how f****** annoying everyone else is. It’s not easy to walk a line that not every single person in the world is going to get in a second. Nicolas is the sort of person who loves swimming in rough water [...] I’ve felt the happiest I’ve ever felt wearing these clothes. I’ve also felt androgynous and rigid. Sort of like you’re wearing a f****** building."
Waiting for Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to make its way to your town? Yea, us, too. The good news is: King Bey is a benevolent ruler. This morning, while running through our regular routine of checking Instagram, Twitter, and Beyonce's website, we discovered that Bey had opened *drumrolllll* THE MRS. CARTER SHOW ONLINE STORE, giving her fans a chance to have a permanent piece of the tour no matter when it hits their cities! Aakldf;galkj. Major. It's not a typical thing for us to flip out over official merchandise (we usually prefer Stan Swag of a more unexpected variety), but The Mrs. Carter Show stock is worth getting excited about because it's actually really, REALLY awesome.