Justin Bieber's Girlfriend and Lady Gaga's Fame are both nominated for The Fragrance Foundation Consumer Choice Awards.
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Whose perfume do you like best? Justin Bieber's subtly sweet Girlfriend or Lady Gaga's mysterious black liquid Fame? Well, thanks to The Fragrance Foundation and their Consumer Choice Awards you now have a platform to make your scent preferences known. Biebs and Gagaloo's major 2012 perfume releases are nominated for this year's Favorite Women's Fragrance alongside heavy-hitters Chanel Coco Noir, Dot Marc Jacobs, Gucci Premiere, and Lancome La Vie est Belle. The best part? You can vote!
Whew! We don't know about you guys, but we've been having some serious Jared Leto withdrawal. Lucky, he's back in the limelight thanks to the release of his 30 Seconds to Mars album Love Lust Faith + Dreams last week, and we could NOT be happier. Most recently, he hooked up with menswear retail site Mr. Porter to show off some of their latest minimally-chic duds in a killer black and white spread, and, well, we're basically dead now. Long gone are the days of punky Mohawks and blue tinted tips—Jared went au naturel and pulled his brunette strands back into a non-fussy ponytail. He sported Cutler and Gross shades with an ombre Paul Smith button-up shirt and Alexander Wang crewneck sweatshirt.
Selena Gomez and Kelly Rowland both wore suspender pants.
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Take notes, ladies. Suspenders are trending, and we can thank Selena Gomez and Kelly Rowland for the latest iteration of the look. Just a few days ago, we spotted Miley Cyrus working the flipped colorway of the very same Chanel suspenders Rihanna wore on the cover of Complex. NOW, we're pitting Sel and Kel and their similarly strapped steez (try saying that three times fast!) against each other. Why two suspenders questions in one week? Because rather than using the accessories for their intended function—holding up your pants as a kind of belt substitute—Gomez and Rowland's are purely decorative, slung from their shoulders and dangling around their hips.
'Teen Wolf' stan swag!
OH. MY. GAH. It's only T-minus 3 days until the season 3 premiere of Teen Wolf (!!!), and we could NOT be more pumped for its killer (heh) return. We can't wait to see Scott and the gang back on our small screen, and to celebrate, we've rounded up some seriously stylish options to show off your werewolf fandom come Monday. Now, this isn't the typical wear-the-name-of-the-show-on-your-shirt steez--we wanted to pick some pieces that you'd actually sport IRL. One of our personal favorites is this "Sourwolf" necklace, which commemorates one (of many) amazing quotes by Stiles. ("Don't be such a sour wolf!") Only true Teen Wolf stans will get the reference, and, of course, we're obsessed with that.
Karen Walker for Uniqlo.
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Between past partnerships with brands like Lulu Guiness and most recently, Suno, Uniqlo is NO stranger to some seriously awesome collabs. That being said, rarely does fashion news send such a collective gasp throughout the MTV Style HQ as Uniqlo's most recent recruit, Karen Walker. If you read this blog, then you're already well-acquainted with the fact that our love for the New Zealand designer runs deep. We're talking far beyond her consistently adorable printed pants, quirky blouses, and statement sunglasses, into potentially disastrous "recreate her dramatic runway beauty look" territory (*shudder*). Anyway, now that she's teamed up with the Japanese retailer on a wallet-friendly collection of tees, channeling Walker's effortlessly cool vibe has never been easier.
A still from Snoop Lion's 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks'.
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It's been a long road to Miley Cyrus' highly-anticipated return to music, one that's been filled with haircuts, style switchups, and more magazine covers than we can EVER keep track of. And while we're always down to hash out each and every one of her predictably boundary-pushing outfits via Instagram and the red carpet, today the star is throwing us something a little different. Yep, a MUSIC VIDEO. Snoop Lion recruited Miley for his reggae-inflected track "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks," which we first got a taste of back in April. Given the song title and mellow beats, it's only fitting that the accompanying clip have a similar laid-back fashion vibe, as well.
Craig Sager's 2012-13 NBA Season suits.
Before post-game Playoffs style, before the faux glasses fashion Finals, there was one guy consistently and single-handedly ramping up the sartorial game of the NBA: Craig Sager. The NBA on TNT sideline reporter has made a name for himself by combining exemplary work with a very distinct personal steez (as in, you can see this guy coming from infinity eye-bugging miles away). In a field wherein being fashion forward has previously taken a backseat, Sager's technicolor "suit and tie s***" may have been misunderstood, at times even mocked, for years. That never shot his style spirit or deterred him from his trademark look, though, lunging after every brightly colored, kooky print-laden, tailored garment he could get his hands on. That IDGAF attitude and style savvy makes him, to us anyway, a kind of Lady Gaga of the NBA which is high praise from these quarters of the interwebz. Thus, we're celebrating him with a retrospective look at his suits from the 2012-13 NBA season AND a quick chat with Ricardo Aldama who owns and presides over Rex Fabrics, the Miami fabric store responsible for so many of Sager's custom suits.
One Direction and Office Detail join forces!
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We might be busy savoring the first tastes of summer, but the guys of One Direction? Well, they're already thinking about going back to school. Kind of. The Brit boy band has just announced a new partnership with Office Depot on a limited-edition capsule collection of back to school pieces hitting stores on July 5—just in time for the fall shopping season! While we can expect normal BTS staples like notebooks (branded with Niall, Zayn, Louis, Liam, and Harry's faces, obviously), they've ALSO thrown in some not-so-normal items, like nail polish sets in five bright hues (throwback to Zayn's Little Mix mani?!). Sure, news like this is enough to convince anyone—regardless of whether or not you're actually hitting the books come fall—to make an Office Depot run, the best part is, it's for a great cause.
Could these sneakers be yours someday?
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Remember how we mentioned that Kanye West's electrifying performance on Saturday Night Live might also be a subtle debut for a new colorway of his Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneaker? Just in case you were too distracted by the incredible performances, let us refresh your memory: after his debut of "New Slaves" and "Black Skinhead" on the famous late night show, Kanye enthusiasts began to, as we do, unpack his performance look. All-black everything gave way to a pair of bright red kicks that... wait a second, those are Yeezy 2s! But we've never seen the all-red colorway before! And thus, yet another Yeezus-related mystery was born. Today, sneaker heads around the world are abuzz with speculation that the great and powerful Ye may be planning to play rap game Willy Wonka in 1000 copies of his new album, Yeezus, by giving those lucky fans a chance to purchase the shoes. Intrepid British sneaker collector/blogger Jsus Sneaks got his hands on a pair of the all-red kicks, which are pictured complete with the signature Yeezy falcon head and an embossed box (we think), stamped with "June 18, 2013" and an individual number. We think we see where this is going.