The Bootiful Air Max 90
Photo: MTV Style
Today is Nike's inaugural Air Max Day, according to me! Just kidding, it's according to Nike. The company released their original Air Max sneaker on this day in 1987, see. And they've become such a mainstay, such a lamppost, such an icon, such a celebrated piece of air, such a timeless beaut', see, that the time for official celebration is NOW. And forevermore.
On a more personal note, the Air Max 90 changed EVERYTHING for me.
Somewhere in the cobwebbed corners of my parents' basement exists a VHS tape with evidence of my fifth grade dance recital thingy. I'm dancing with the cutest chap in school to Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations," wearing my beloved Air Max 90s with pink accents. I hand-picked those sweet babes in big city Halifax thanks to a $100 gift certificate I won for drawing a picture. (The picture was of a Bart Simpson-looking dude dancing to music notes floating from his boom box, dressed in high tops, ripped jean shorts and a tank top. He has one hand on his crotch and the other behind his head.) Point is, I loved those sneakers, and they made me feel infinitely cool, so I wore those f*****s until they went to pieces. Like, I specifically remember examining the air bubble in its purest form, dangling from the sole. The Air Max 90s were the shoe that made my sneaker obsession become REAL.
Who wore the throwback CK look best: Justin Bieber or Harry Styles?Photo: @justinbieber's Instagram/Getty Images
Back in the day, Calvin Klein was known more for its raunchy, black-and-white underwear ads and logos than the clean lines and sleek silhouettes that earn praise today. Even though the brand spearheaded the minimalism movement, they got more attention in the early '90s for tapping Marky Mark (aka Mark Wahlberg) to model underwear alongside Kate Moss. Perhaps that era was on the minds of Harry Styles and Justin Bieber when they got dressed yesterday. Amazingly, both heartthrobs wore throwback CK looks. Granted, all-things-'90s have been a trend for quite some time now, but it’s pretty extraordinary that these two chose the same moment in the logo-obsessed decade to revive.
You might not be aware, but Lady Gaga likes to dress a little ~outrageously~ once in a while. I know, it's SHOCKING news, but now you know. In the past three days alone, her street style has involved more costume changes than the average pop star's entire world tour. Does she just have racks of clothes and platform boots hidden all over the city/world? Or does she pull a Superman and speedily switch outfits in telephone booths? Therein lies the enigmatic magic of Mother Monster's style.
In an attempt to bring human logic to Lady Gaga's recent sartorial choices—I know that seems impossible, but just bear with me—we decided to turn each outfit into a simple mathematical equation. So without further ado, here is the "fashion math" of Gaga's street style.
Eliza Doolittle + Liberace = this Lady Gaga outfit.Photo: Getty Images
Silver Surfer + a reflective car shade = this Lady Gaga outfit.Photo: Getty Images/Careyou/Splash News
Lauren Conrad on the cover of 'Allure' magazine.Photo: Allure
Lauren Conrad has always been a California girl. She's blonde and sun-kissed, sophisticated and casual. Oh, and duh, she was the star of Laguna Beach and The Hills. Although she's maintained her beachy personal brand, she certainly has come a long way since her Brody Jenner-pining days. LC is now an author, fashion designer, business owner, Instagram guru—you name it, she does it. And as of this month, she can now add "three-time Allure cover model" to her ever-growing resume.
That's all for this season of Teen Wolf? I don't mean all as in, like, "I needed more" kind of way (I really didn't), but more in a "What am I going to watch on Mondays?" way. Last night's episode was so full of ~action~ that it barely had time to acknowledge Allison's death. That's a lot of action!
The plot, of course, centered around the quest to destroy Evil Stiles and the crew of Oni he was now leading. I'll be the first to admit that I'm all for 2 x's the Stiles on my screen, but even I was like, "OK, Evil Stiles, you have got to go. BAI." Aside from all the killing and maiming, Stiles and Evil Stiles are actually quite similar—especially sartorially! Did Evil Stiles raid normal, dreamboat Stiles' closet? Let's take a look!
Will the real Stiles please stand up?Photo: MTV
If you haven't seen the episode, would you be able to tell which one was evil? Evil Stiles (on the right) is dressed in an outfit you could totally imagine regular ol' Stiles dressed in, right? Just, like, darker. Hooded T-shirts, corduroy jackets, and layers are wardrobe staples. How did his evil twin get a hold of those clothes? Sheriff Stilinski, you should probably be a little more alert if a random boy is rooting around your son's closet. You're a cop—just sayin'. I know Void Stiles is responsible for mass destruction and chaos in Beacon Hills, but he looks like the Stiles we know and love, so it's kinda hard to hate him, TBH. (JK, I DO!)
Kristen Stewart at the Dallas Chanel Métiers d'Art presentation.Photo: Getty Images
When we heard that Kristen Stewart was going to be the face of Chanel's Métiers d'Art Paris-Dallas collection back in December, we were both excited and skeptical. Kristen and Karl Lagerfeld joining forces = yay! K.Stew and Uncle Karl joining forces for a rodeo-inspired line of clothing = huh? Sure, Kristen loves her leather and denim, but she doesn't exactly give off dude-ranch ~cowgirl~ vibes. But we decided to trust Karl's decision, and assuming the photos that leaked on Instagram are the real deal, we were right to do so. (Oh Karl, you never lead us astray.)
In between marveling at Beyonce’s ever-expanding Mrs. Carter wardrobe, we’ve always wondered what her process of collaboration is like with designers, how she ultimately chooses the pieces she wears, and exactly how many hours go into each of them. Thanks to a new video Bey rolled out on her YouTube page last week, now we know!
The behind-the-scenes clip is a fascinating look at all of the glorious clothes in the Mrs. Carter Tour and the stories behind them. As it turns out, Beyonce’s camp reaches out to different designers for sketches, selects favorites from those, and then fleshes out the fabrics and details. For the “Flawless” look that Bey unveiled last month, her team asked Givenchy to create a more “upscale and stage friendly” version of the look, explains fashion stylist Ty Hunter, which resulted in the bedazzled plaid shirt and sequined shorts with a plaid, suspender-y strap.
Not a single day goes by that Rihanna doesn't make waves in the fashion world. She has always been our unofficial Queen of Style, but now, she is finally going to be *officially* recognized for her valiant efforts. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced today that their 2014 Fashion Icon is none other than RiRi herself, and our main reaction to the news is: IT'S ABOUT TIME. The annual award honors fashion trailblazers (past winners include Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp), and after Rihanna's ultra glamorous 2013-14, we can't imagine any worthier recipient. Take a look back at all the memorable reasons why CFDA totally made the right decision.
SHE BECAME THE FACE OF BALMAIN
Rihanna for Balmain Spring/Summer 2014.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
Back in December, Rihanna announced on Instagram (her news outlet of choice) that she was the newest face of Balmain. She also kindly provided a slew of pics from the campaign, teaching us how to look chic wearing power suits in a steam room—we had always wondered, so thanks, Rih!
SHE LANDED HER THIRD 'VOGUE' COVER
Rihanna on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Rihanna looked naturally bold on the March 2014 cover of Vogue, and the accompanying inside spread was just as gorgeous. Her wardrobe varied from oversized jackets to couture Versace, which only affirmed her ability to wear ANY trend. She also was kind enough to dole out some of her super-secret fashion tips, which was thoughtful of her.
Vogue blew everyone’s minds on Friday when they released their April
cover kover featuring Kanye West and Kim Kardashian #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple. Not only was it a triumphant moment for Kimye stans, it was also a major moment for Vogue. The April issue also marks the first time the magazine has used a hashtag on their cover. Fittingly, Kimye lived up to the hype of their label, err hashtag, eliciting a panoply of Tweets—some in support of the cover story and some not. We rounded up a few of the best responses below, from Seth Rogen and James Franco’s very necessary spoof to how Bey and Jay Z might have reacted.