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Picture this: you think it's going to be just another day of class/work/hanging out... but suddenly your lazy morning becomes one of those crazy, ridiculously busy situations where quick errands turn into never-ending hikes all over town. Yeah, we've been there. And it's times like these which REALLY prove the wedge sneakers' status as the ultimate closet secret weapon. After all, where else can you find a shoe that goes with pretty much any outfit, is versatile enough to dress up or down, AND so comfy you can wear it all day and night sans blisters? Nowhere! We're always looking for ways to switch up the staple with the rest of our wardrobe, and these stylish bloggers are here to help. Check out their takes on the look below for three more reasons to be thankful for the sneaker wedge this season.
Snooki at her fragrance launch on Nov. 13.
Guys, Snooki is really, really close to fashion world domination. Like, we thought her accessories, flip-flops, handbags, and sunglasses lines were enough to prove that she was a TOTAL #bosslady, but as it turns out, that was just the beginning of her style endeavors. Last week, she launched her second fragrance and first-ever nail polish collection, and this week we were lucky enough to chat with her about it! (And try all the products out firsthand, obvi.) It turns out she not only launched a 3-piece glitter nail collection like we thought, but also tons of other "Snookified" polishes, including a shimmery green color called "Money Maker" and a magenta hue called "Smush That." She also surprised us with super-cute press-on nails (complete with bows!), animal print nail decals and even a scented top coat. We chatted about all-things beauty, including her freshly-dyed fiery red hair, obsession for nail art, and—GASP—future clothing line. Peep ALL the deets after the jump, and, just so you know, we're totally in love with her now. Baiii.
Rihanna on her tour jet.
Rihanna appeared on her 777 Tour airplane to cheers and explosions of flashbulbs, and journalists leaping out of their seats. In sunglasses with her head half shaved, hair long and black on the opposite side, she strode through the aisles greeting everyone, at one point saying, "This is some presidential s***." Rihanna was all smiles, laughing as she walked. Her outfit was travel ready: a black tank and jeans, grey leopard backpack and a Starter jacket tied around her hips. She also rocked long, pale pink stiletto nails to finish her look.
Stay tuned to MTV Style for all the 777 tour news!
Rihanna performed on 'SNL' this weekend.
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SNL has always been our go-to excuse to spend Saturday night on the couch, but last weekend's guest stars were epic enough to cancel ALL our plans and make a date with the TV. Along with host Anne Hathaway, our girl Rihanna made a cameo on the show- her second this year!- commanding the stage with performances of "Diamonds" and a new track "Stay." Her tripped-out '90s backdrop affirms what we already know: Rihanna's NEVER been one to do things halfway. So along with her screensaver-esque set, she totally upped the fashion ante as well in two ridiculously killer outfits. The pop star still took streetwear influence this time around, but ditched her over-the-knee boots and big tees from her last appearance for statement graphic prints. Proving that you can never have too much camo, RiRi rocked a spaghetti strap camo dress custom made by Adam Selman (yep, the same guy responsible for those Victoria's Secret ensembles). She paired it with a camouflage jacket by Carhartt, which you can score for yourself here. Topped off with classic Timberland boots, the result is TOTAL A/V overload, and obviously we love it.
Rihanna at last night's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
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The Nor'easter storm may have hit the East Coast last night, but the snow didn't stop supes like Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr and more from stripping down to their skivvies at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. While the models were busy flaunting their killer bods (#jealous), Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Bruno Mars added even MORE eye candy to the mix with performances guaranteed to explode our fash-music minds. RiRi showed up to the event in a Miu Miu cropped silk tank and pencil skirt from the Spring 2013 collection-fresh off the runway!- but it wasn't before long before she switched into her second outfit for the night. Clearly inspired by the whole lingerie theme, Rihanna hit the stage to perform “Diamonds” in a drapey black corset and a custom-made asymmetric hem skirt by designer Adam Selman. Before we go on any further, we MUST pause for a moment and discuss that sky-high slit and garter tights. Even surrounded by supermodels, RiRi can clearly hold her OWN! She topped off the steamy ensemble with ladylike touches like Chanel pearl sunglasses, a vintage 5-row pearl choker and lacy gloves. After the show she tweeted, "#LEGITmodelSh*t I'm a #VS girl now lol." Um, YEAH.
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi on Oct. 24, and her Snooki Couture fragrance and nail polish collection.
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Jessica Simpson, watch your back: Snooki is officially becoming THE next big fashion and beauty entrepreneur, and there's no stopping her. Just a couple weeks ago the Jersey Shore girl launched her own accessories line, and it appears that was just the beginning of her fashion world domination. Last night she debuted her second fragrance, Snooki Couture, and her first ever nail polish collection, called All That Glitters, on HSN. This is in addition to her thriving sunglasses, sandals, handbags, and slippers collections mind you, which already have a super-strong fan base. #WERK
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I've said it (aka tweeted it) and I'll say it again: Maluca Mala is EVERYTHING. Yeah, there's a whole crop of emerging ferosh female MCs doing their thang right now, but y'all MUST keep an eye out for the awesomely self-described Dominican princess with a penchant for spitting sassy flows. What really gets my lashes batting are the Harlem-raised talent's serious head-turning eye candy '90s-heavy lewks she fearlessly werqs/I sartorial Stan for. (Color contacts and chokers = <3!) Like Maluca, I'm a fan of a good designer-meets-thrift combo. Unlike Maluca, I'm not homies with the Opening Ceremony crew and don't own custom-made Levi's courtesy of Nicola Formichetti. :'( There's also that VFiles "Xtreme Fashion Week" video in which MM plays host whilst sporting a video camera on her forehead and brilliantly gushes to A. Wang post-show: "That collection was like, OVA!" *Faints* #PleaseBeMyBFF Additionally, I'm obsessed with homegirl's "Lola" music video starring bad ass super-model JENNY SHIMIZU. *J'Dead* Well, I got Maluca to take a hot sec from her dizzying studio sched—where she's finishing up her sure-to-be AMAZE 'Massive Pow Pow' EP—to spill the fashion-y rave-friendly beans for this week's Favorite Things. FYI: Sartorial-induced side-effects include envy and euphoria.
Alia Wang and Karlie Kloss in Alexander Wang Spring 2013 designs.
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It's well-storied within the fashion community that Alexander Wang's niece, Aila, is one of the (expectedly) best-dressed children on the planet. (Sorry, Suri Cruise!) But seeing her clad in custom threads from her sartorial magician of an uncle AND juxtaposed with Karlie Kloss serving up smoky-eyed realness in the same collection? Our brains have had such a difficult time reconciling the simultaneous cute and fierce that yea, we ARE still talking about these looks close to a month after they each first graced the world. YOU MAD??? The clincher for us is how next-level genius Wang's Spring 2013 collection is rendered by seeing these images in tandem.
Snooki wearing some pieces from her Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi collection.
Photo: Via The Style Queen's Tumblr and Facebook
Friends, you might want to remember this day because it's certainly going down in MTV Style history. As of this very moment, Snooki will have officially dominated every corner of the accessories market, and there's no turning back. The Jersey Shore girl has already created multiple (successful) accessories collections including sunglasses, sandals, handbags, and slippers, but there was still one giant area left untouched: jewelry and hair accessories. And guess what? Snooki will be creating JUST that! Online retailer Style Queen announced that they'll be carrying Snooki's debut jewelry and hair accessories collection, called Snooki Couture By Nicole Polizzi, starting November 12.
Actual Halloween is still exactly one week away, but the beauty of having All Hallows' Eve fall on a Wednesday is that you get TWO weekends to celebrate! Whether your spooky festivities are kicking off this coming weekend, or you're saving it all up for the proper fright night, we have some easy peasy costume ideas inspired by some of our favorite fashion plates that require extreeeeeemely minimal effort on your part, but are sure to be #totesamaze. Let's get started!
Dress like Karl Lagerfeld for Halloween.
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Karl Lagerfeld is not only a chic, high fashion Halloween option, near-replicating his luxe minimalist, heavily tailored steez for the purposes of this holiday is actually not that difficult nor does it have to be super expensive. You can cop almost all of Karl's stark black and white pieces at your nearest Forever 21, put your hair in a ponytail (COVERED in white hair spray), and finish it off with a pair of sunglasses and fingerless leather gloves.
+ Blazer: Double-Breasted Blazer ($27.80)
+ Shirt: Pleated A-Line Shirt ($22.80)
+ Sunglasses: Jack Martin Frisky Business Sunglasses ($12.95)
+ Pants: Essential Pintucked Ankle Trousers ($24.80)
+ Tie: White Solid Tie ($4.95)
+ Brooches: Layered Rhinestone Brooch in Gunmetal ($6.80) and Rhinestone Frond Pin ($9.80)
+ Shoes: Studded Oxfords ($22.80)
+ Fingerless Gloves: River Road Hollister Shorty Fingerless Gloves ($13.59)
+ White Hair Spray: White Hair Spray ($2.99)