• 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?
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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.
Rihanna and her RiRi Woo lipstick.
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Dang, y'all. We totally freaked out when we heard that Rihanna was collabing with MAC Cosmetics back in February, and, as it turns out, everyone else was too! Just a few weeks ago, MAC announced they were kicking off the release of her collection with the retro red matte RiRi Woo lipstick, and yesterday Rihanna let her Navy know her signature shade was officially available for purchase on MacCosmetics.com. The rest, as they say, was history. Basically, the lipstick sold out in three hours flat. YUP. Girl knows how to sell some makeup!
Katy Perry and a giant bottle of her Killer Queen fragrance.
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ZOMG, Y'ALL. Just when we thought Katy Perry was all tied up in makin' music and drinking Red Bulls with Sia in the studio, she drops a maaaaajor morsel of news concerning her style empire. After taking a year or so to focus her beauty endeavors on false eyelashes, Katy will be coming out with a brand new FRAGRANCE! The pop powerhouse teased the announcement last night via Twitter with a photo of the bottle in some sort of scepter situation with the accompanying caption: "OK! I have been working on my 3rd fragrance for over a year & want to unveil the look NOW! What do u think?!" Ummm, do you even have to ask?? WE. LOVE. IT. Granted, we haven't actually smelled it yet, but judging from KP's past work, we're confident she won't disappoint.
Rihanna in Chanel and the collection of swag I keep at my desk.
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I have a very special relationship with Rihanna merch. First of all, it only seems fair that I tell you that as I write this post I'm wearing a pair of white Skullcandy headphones branded with Rihanna's Unapologetic artwork, and when I write our publishing lineup in the morning, it's in a notebook emblazoned with the same 'R,' all courtesy of the swag bag I got when Mary H.K. Choi and I were
imprisoned on a plane with a bunch of lunatics flown around the world by the nice people at Island Def Jam. I also own a pair of socks with Rihanna's face on them. Basically, if you looked at me right now, you would think I was a major Rihanna stan, and even, maybe, a bit of a creep. But I think I've earned my stripes as a bona-fide member of the Rihanna Navy on the 777 Tour, so whatever haters, dress me up in overall crop tops and RiRi Woo, because I'm about it. As the release of the 777 Tour documentary—also known as the moment you get to see certain MTV Style contributors sleeping with their mouths open on national television—inches ever closer (it airs on Fox, Monday May 6th, lord help us all), and Mary and I prepare to attend Rihanna's Diamonds tour at Barclay's Center, I feel like I need to share some of my Rihanna swag knowledge with you, Internet. Because you're going to want to show your RiRi pride while you're hip-thrusting along to "Phresh Out The Runway" and sobbing to "Stay," trust.
Beyonce getting ready to hit the stage for her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce's Tumblr
Beyonce and her mom, Tina Knowles, have a relationship (specifically in regards to style) that I have never and likely will never enjoy. Don't get me wrong, my mom and I are like besties. Practically Gilmore Girls status. But when I was much, much younger, my mom would try to push clothes on me at the mall, and every time I would, regrettably, shut her down. "Wanna try these flares?" I'm actually more into tapered denim, but thanks. "What about this Calvin Klein blouse?" Nah, mom. You know I love ill-fitting ribbed t-shirts with embroidered appliques. (ADAKDFJLAGK WHY??) Bey and Miss Tina, on the other hand, are the fortunate players in a symbiotic mother-daughter style relationship. To the point where Mrs. Carter will let (honestly, she probably REQUESTS) Mama Knowles consult heavily on her custom designer tour wardrobe. UK publication Grazia Daily recently got a chance to chat with Tina about her daughter's world tour togs, and the ensuing interview was every bit as informative as we'd hope. Check out the 5 things we learned from their chat below!