Willow Smith totally nailed her 'After Earth' premiere look in NYC last night.
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Alright, so we know that the new futuristic action flick After Earth is Will and Jaden Smith's movie. We get it. And although the Smith men have been ruling the red carpet as of late, right now we've GOT to give it up for Willow! The younger Smith sibling might not be acting in the film, but nobody can deny she absolutely nailed her look last night at the New York premiere. Dressed in head-to-toe black and white (a trend she's been loving!), the 12-year-old was the epitome of chicness far beyond her years. A statement collar, striped pants, and sleek, super shiny hair... the result is an unexpected preppiness with a dash of signature Willow cool.
Mac Miller for Neff.
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Dang, if there's one thing we can't get enough of here at MTV Style, it's musicians collaborating with fashion brands. (I mean, hi, look at the name of our blog.) By now we've dissected everything from Rihanna's River Island line to Kanye West's couture womenswear to Nick Minaj's still-in-progress Kmart collection, and today we're adding yet another name to the ever-growing list—Mac Miller. The rapper is known for sticking to his super comfy (yet stylish!) T-shirt and hat game, so he teamed up with Neff, a clothing brand that's know for their classically bold staples (who also collabed with Riff Riff earlier this spring). Founder Shaun Neff said, "We were looking last year at who would be in front of the music and fashion world and Mac miller was our top guy to work with."
Sky Ferreira for 'ASOS' magazine.
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Whether she's shunning LBDs for oversized Tupac T-shirts or chopping off her trademark long hair with a knife, Sky Ferreira is all about pushing the fashion boundaries these days... and obviously, we love her for it. ASOS clearly gets the memo, too, since it's nabbed the "Everything Is Embarrassing" singer as its brand new cover girl! Sky fronts the July issue of the U.K. retailer's monthly magazine, giving some serious 'tude and wearing one of her fave designers, THE one and only Mr. Jeremy Scott. Straddling two seats on a school bus, hands to the ceiling (which, as you know, is a major safety no-no), Sky's badass pose really speaks for itself. But when you throw in her "so what?" expression and top it off with Scott's oversized sweater that reads "Adults suck then you are one," well, consider this rebel yell coming through loud and clear.
Gareth Pugh black silk flared train runway trousers.
I fully recognize that "puddle pants" is not the official name for this garment. According to SSENSE, the given name of this Gareth Pugh creation is "black silk flared train runway trousers," a.k.a. A MOUTHFUL, a.k.a. I'm still going to refer to them as puddle pants. Obviously, this name is way shorter, but also, I think this more accurately captures the essence of these trousers. That is, the hem of your pants are puddling at your feet. You're standing in a puddle of pants. No disrespect to Pugh at all. Generally, I love his design aesthetic—a kind of starkly gothic futurism that is just so brain-pettingly wonderful to look at—but from a logistical, you know, walking standpoint, I can't help but mentally play the YouTube supercut of me face-planting after EVERY step each time I look at these pants.
Mel Ottenberg and Pharrell join the cast of 'Styled To Rock'.
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If anyone is going to discover the next ground-breaking designer, it's gonna be Rihanna. The pop megastar (and designer herself!) is always at the razor's edge of every trend, thanks largely to her impeccable taste and the assistance of her brilliant stylist Mel Ottenberg. There have been countless snaps given to Ottenberg and Ri's co-designer Adam Selman, so it's no surprise that Ri recruited one of the all-stars to serve on the star-studded panel of her Style Media show, Styled To Rock, alongside Pharrell and Erin Wasson. We can imagine that Adam is super busy, you know, working on Rihanna's River Island line and designing her tour costumes, but whatever the reason might be, it will be Mel who we'll see on the new season of Styled, selecting, out of a group of 12 up-and-coming designers, the opportunity to style some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and prove that they're fashion's next big thing. Of her relationship with Mel, Rihanna said, "Mel and I have such a similar aesthetic. It’s as if he can read my mind sometimes... I love his attention to detail and all the research he does for every look. He is more than a stylist. He is an artist.”
Demi Lovato for NYLON Magazine.
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We've grown accustom to Demi Lovato serving up angst, edge, black lipstick with silver body paint and spiked manicures all throughout her promotion of DEMI, but much like the album itself, D isn't all wailing up-tempo pop ballads and smoky eyes. She embraces her softer side (as far as the photos are concerned, that is) in NYLON's music issue, working a fresh-faced natural beauty look—pretty pink lips, the BEST mascara, and a subtle sheen of blush across the apples of her cheeks—and very demure ladylike steez.
Justin Bieber's adidas NEO summer campaign.
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Is it just us, or does it seem like only yesterday Justin Bieber was showing off his drum skills in adidas NEO's interactive Spring lookbook? Clearly time is flying, because he's baaaaack! Just in time for the skyrocketing temps that come with the season, check out the star working the brand's Summer 2013 NEO collection. Judging from Bieber's previous ads, we can always count on him to be his generally #swaggy self as he reps the teen-centric line's casual tanks, T-shirts, and denim (not to mention his new Koi fish ink!). And considering this is a guy who's never one to do things halfway, Justin's not only modeling the clothes... he's also posing-slash-dancing amidst party decorations, lounging backwards on a bike, and, perhaps most impressively, taking his trademark furrowed brow expression to THE NEXT LEVEL. See more photos below!
Good moooorning! We have some stellar news to get your day started off right: Taylor Swift debuted her third (!!!) fragrance today AND released a gorge campaign along with it. The new scent, appropriately called Taylor by Taylor Swift, follows in the footsteps of her perfumes Wonderstruck and Wonderstruck Enchanted. While her former scents definitely exuded a super glam, princess vibe (I mean, it's impossible for us to forget that IN. SANE. light pink Christian Siriano gown from her first campaign), Taylor told People StyleWatch she's going for something a little different this time around. "My first two fragrances were more about fairytales, but this fragrance is more about my own style, so I wanted the name to be more personal."
Charli XCX for Urban Outfitters.
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In more ways than one, Charli XCX is kiiind of our collective MTV Style Dream Girl™. She has a killer set of pipes and just released her debut album True Romance laced with hit after hit after hit—the makings of a bonafide summer soundtrack. She has an imitable personal steez—which BTW she describes as "kinda cheerleader meets Wednesday Addams meets Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice"—and (the best part!) she's of that specific unicorn breed of stylish WonderGirl where she's super forth-coming about where she cops everything. Even better, not everything in her closet is completely inaccessible as she's made clear her loves of Topshop, ASOS, and now Urban Outfitters.