Charli XCX for Urban Outfitters.
Photo: Urban Outfitters
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.
We don't know how you guys spent your Memorial Day weekend, but we sure as heck know how we spent ours--sitting in front of the TV watching episode after episode of Teen Wolf. The season 3 premiere is less than a week away (June 3 at 10/9c!), and we just HAD to catch up (OK, fine, re-watch) some our favorite scenes involving mega-cuties Dylan O'Brien, Colton Haynes and, of course, Tyler Posey. Just in time for the show's return, we found photos of
Scott Tyler starring in a totally punked out Troix magazine shoot, and we're OB-SESSED. I mean, there's nothing quite like seeing our good boy gone totally bad.
A still from Ke$ha's 'Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am' music video.
Photo: Epic Records
Diving headfirst into work/school/pretty much anything after a long holiday weekend is seriously rough. But leave it to Ke$ha to inject some major party vibes into our Tuesday evening with the WORLD PREMIERE of her "Crazy Kids ft. will.i.am" music video! The singer dropped the clip tonight during her MTV First, and needless to say, it went way beyond the Instagram snaps and sneak peeks she's been feeding us these past few days (which is really saying something!). She might only have a couple of outfit changes, but trust us—it's a whole lotta look. Think colored cornrows, an insane manicure, lots of bling, and a leotard literally dripping in gold. One part Riff Raff, one part Brooke Candy, and one part, well, just pure Ke$ha in her gold-grinned glory, the "Crazy Kids" video is enough to inspire ANYONE to go a little bit wild. Peep our complete fashion recap below!
As of last night, the Memphis Grizzlies are unfortunately officially out of the NBA Finals running now, with the San Antonio Spurs having been crowned the Western Conference champions. Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley has proven himself time and time again a player to be reckoned with thanks to his unflinching determination and a winning combination of ability and heart, but it's his makings as a star off the court that we'll be remembering from this NBA Playoffs season (because FASHUN, duhhh). Stylist Brandon Williams has been outfitting Conley all season in crisp GQ-worthy duds that maintain an immaculate balance of being on-trend but still relatable to the majority of the male sportsball-watching public, with the biggest risk perhaps being his wooden bow tie worn after Game 4 of the Thunder v. Grizzlies series. We tracked down the origin of the timber accessory to Two Guys' Bow Ties and caught up with co-founder Tim Paslay about Mike Conley, Ron Swanson, and what comes after wooden bow ties.
Kelly Osbourne on the July issue of 'Cosmopolitan.'
Whew, is it hot in here or just Cosmopolitan's July cover? The all pink and red issue features a super smiley Kelly Osbourne mixing prints and purple hair in a PERFECT vision of summer fun. Before we get into the ADORABLE interior shots (which feature Kelly's real life romance Matthew Mosshart), let's dive a little deeper into this cover, shall we? Kelly has been rocking technicolor hair since way before it was a huge trend, and we're LOVING her current lavender 'do. It's often a risk to try and match one's hair and lipstick, but Kelly manages it wonderfully with an electric pink hue that has just enough contrast from her locks not to look too matchy-matchy. She pairs this bright beauty look with a navy and yellow polka dot satin bustier peeking out from under (another!) polka dot button down, tied at the waist (which is one of our personal fave styling tricks for the warm weather). Two types of polka dots are just the beginning though, as Kelly pairs the two tops with a graphic black and blue striped pencil skirt. The pin-up inspired look might be a little much for everyday (unless you're Rihanna, obvs, and can get away with not buttoning your shirt on the regs), but we're loving the mix of patterns and prints.
Miley and Rihanna both sported Chanel's logo suspenders...but who looks best?
Photo: @MileyCyrus' Twitter/Courtesy of 'Complex'
Given their super-nerdy connotation, suspenders aren't exactly the most obvious luxe designer piece to obsess over. But if there's anyone can make the Steve Urkel staple officially cool, it's Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. Together. We first spotted Ri working Chanel's white logo suspenders back in January on one of her seven (!!) Complex covers, giving the accessory her signature edgy twist with a camo print bra, oversized bottoms, and a hair bandanna. Now it's Miley's turn, and she's following suit with similar take on the black version. Paired with a white belly-baring top and black trousers (not to mention, an insane gold manicure), Miley's total proof that suspenders really do work IRL...it's all just a matter of how you style 'em.
The sartorial fact of the matter is: Rita Ora is an unabashed fashion risk-taker. Who but Rita can quick ball-change from fresh off the runway Saint Laurent and Chloe pieces to all purple everything and Smurf blue hair without skipping a beat? This latest outfit for her performance at London's As One In The Park Festival this weekend, is one of the most outrageous we've seen in a while but is also a kind of a bridge between her simultaneous leanings toward high fashion and kooky streetwear-inspired coordinates. From her pom pom topped ball cap to her eye-popping two-face trousers, Rita hit the stage decked out head-to-toe in designs from Norwegian designer Fam Irvoll's Autumn/Winter 2013 runway show.
You already know that a highpoint of our week here at Style is when we get to see what our favorite Animal is up to on Ke$ha's My Crazy Beautiful Life, and, sadly, the docu-series comes to an end tonight. We can't be THAT sad, however, because Ke$ha and her Animals are taking over MTV tonight, and in addition to the show finale, will also be premiering the MUCH anticipated video for "Crazy Kids." We first caught a glimpse of her Brooke Candy channeling cornrows and pastel nail art from some behind-the-scenes shots on her Instagram, and the sneak peek video is really just increasing our excitement. We get to see her Insta-ed outfit in action in the preview, as she dances around in enormous gold bamboo hoops, rings all over her fingers and 40 ounces of glittery something featured prominently. The video premieres on MTV tonight at 7:53 pm EST, to be followed by "MTV First: Ke$ha," on kesha.mtv.com. Got a question for Ke$ha? Tweet it with the hashtag #AskKesha and she may just give you the answer live!
Azealia Banks performs at the 2013 Life Ball.
Photo: Getty Images
Here's the thing about Azealia Banks: when she likes something, she really, REALLY likes it. Case in point? Her imitable mermaid steez, which has infiltrated into just about each and every aspect of the Harlem-bred rapper's persona. Her hair, her accessories, her mixtape name, her um, pasties....everything. And while that obsession with seapunk hasn't exactly died out, this weekend she paid homage to another one of her favorite fashion muses: the cat. Now, you might remember how almost exactly one year ago the MC channeled a feline at Prada's 2012 Met Gala party in full cat makeup. We're talking 3-D whiskers, black triangle nose, an extremely awesome cat eye (heh), the whole shebang. She even coordinated her handbags, sporting not one but TWO furry custom Prada kitten clutches in both white and black. That ensemble was definitely memorable enough on its own, but leave it to Azealia to one-up even herself this weekend.
Adam Lambert at the 2013 Life Ball in Vienna, Austria on May 25.
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If there's one thing we love about Adam Lambert, it's his ability to dress appropriately for every occasion. For Halloween, he channeled the ultimate scary "Glampire," at Elton John's Oscar party he got all dolled up a classic tux, and for "VH1 Divas," he busted out TONS of divalicious fur ensembles. This weekend, Adam hit up the 2013 Life Ball (which is Europe's biggest annual charity event to support those with HIV and AIDs), and, of course, he took the "Arabian Nights" dress code very, very seriously. On the
red magenta carpet, he sported his signature all-black ensemble but added a very Arabian twist. He paired a shiny Mugler jacket with a collarless button-up shirt, Les Hommes harem pants, a spiky necklace, lace-up combat boots, and fingerless gloves. Of course he BA-ROUGHT his beauty game by sporting kohl-rimmed eyes with an on-point 'stache, black nails and a tiny bindi.