Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Two of our favorite music industry couples saw things in black and white (literally!), working awesome B&W looks at the Billboard Music Awards tonight in Las Vegas. Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, along with Amber Rose and fiance Wiz Khalifa, played matchy-matchy with each other in these unexpected hues, proving that opposites really do attract.
Let's be real: Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have never really obeyed the fashion rules, and this time around the pair upped the ante in equally rockstar-worthy outfits. Rose paired her studded strapless minidress with gold pumps and hoop earrings, adding pops of color with bright yellow nails and cherry lipstick (and hello, body glitter!). We love how Wiz color-coordinated with his girlfriend while still doing his own thing in slim black jeans, white tee, and vest. He topped off the streetwear style with bright red sneakers, hat, and shades. Nicely done!
Mia Moretti in Pencey fall/winter 2012 lookbook.
Photo: Courtesy of Hugh Lippe
If you're a true KatyCat, then you're well aware that Mia Moretti is Katy Perry’s BFF. (Yeah, that’s her being naughty with a then-unknown Ke$ha in the “I Kissed A Girl” music video and killin' it on the “Peacock” remix from the deluxe edish of Teenage Dream.) But Moretti's also one of New York’s finest dressed DJs/"It" Girls, providing the dance floor/arms-flailing-ready tunes for a bevy of chic runway shows and after-parties. (A-List designer Prabal Gurung’s a super fan. NBD.) She's also WORKED it in a slew of head-turning spreads for PAPER and Nylon magazine. And then there's the JAMMMM "So Beautiful" in which Moretti's other half, Caitlin Moe (who you'll often find heel-clad/losing her mind on the strings whilst touring the globe performing with Moretti), showcases her haunting pipes over Moretti's euphoric beats and shadow-y synth. In short, I’ve been kinndaaaa obsessed with Moretti ever since meeting her at a downtown boite a couple summers ago whilst confusing her for Chloe Sev. Oops! A few tequila shots later, and we’ve been basically the downtown version of Will & Grace ever since. Gurlfriend is def not afraid of a zany pattern, a little floral action, a good chunky heel and, duh, some Daisy Dukes. So, take out your iPhone notes app—these are a few of Ms. Mia Moretti’s favorite fashion-y things!
Cassie wears a Salvatore Ferragamo jumpsuit to Cannes Film Festival.
Photo: Getty Images.
Leave it to Cassie to convince us we need to add a silk leopard jumpsuit to our wardrobe STAT. The musician-slash-model is already the queen of tricky fashion trends (after all, she still manages to pull off the half-shaved head thing), and this week she worked this amazing Salvatore Ferragamo onepiece to Cannes Film festival. Straight from the designer's Spring/Summer 2012 runway, the exotic orange and purple number is splashed with bold leopard print and adorned with a tie-waist cinch. It should go without saying that this eye-catching outfit is definitely not for the shy- but considering it's Cassie we're talking about, is it really any surprise the singer paired the piece with equally flashy accessories? She's added white Givenchy heels, a Balenciaga carryall bag, and, the piece de resistance, matching shades.
Katy Perry ion May 10, Miley Cyrus on May 15, and Rihanna on January 1, 2011.
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When the warm weather hits, all those summery striped pieces in your wardrobe FINALLY get their chance to shine, but this season we're seeing a slightly different take on the nautical trend. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna all have been sporting a sexier version of the ol' standby by alternating their stripes with a panel of mesh. Oh la la! This takes the conservative (and totally preppy) trend to new heights, and we kiiiinda love it. Just last week, Katy Perry stepped out in a super goth striped ensemble at the 2012 Music Biz Awards. Even though she's technically totally covered up, the subtle flash of skin every so often is enough to transform this dress from modest to straight-up provocative. Also, hi purple hair. We still love you.
Santigold performing at Samsung Mobile's fan appreciation show in New York on May 14.
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It's official—I'm out of the Santigold groupie closet. Last night the singer played a free concert at the intimate Irving Plaza thanks to Samsung, who threw a bananas bash complete with mini-hamburgers and a flowing open bar (ouch!) to celebrate their 5MM Facebook "likes." I, duh, more than liked last night. My homegirl Natalia Kills and I bounced away to Santigold's fashion-y and frenetic hit-driven set, and we LIVED for her signature sunglasses-at-night duo of dancers. But it was all about the party store golden-streamers-turned-cape on Santi that completely did us in. Oh, and then there's this: style god/my biggest celeb-crush evs a.k.a. Pharrell Williams was a special guest performer, as well as Andy freakin' Samberg who showed up as the hilarious Saturday Night Live character Shy Ronnie. Following the cuckoo killer show, I somehow ended up kicking it with Santi in her dressing room. NBD. Newsflash: She was sweeter than your favorite Vitamin Water and prettier than most humans. Being the totes profesh MTV Style blogger that I am, I talked all things fashion with Santigold. See: Salt-N-Peppa as a style icon, Santi's penchant for drugstore-purchased glitter nail polish, and getting sloshed for Alexander Wang. Um, yeah. It all happened.
Gabe Saporta from Cobrastarship.
Photo: Kai Regan
Sometimes life just isn't fair you guys. :'( Those were the thoughts swirling in my broken brain/resulting in worrisome <3 beats when I was invited to spend a rainy afternoon at the dream-on-toast Gabe Saporta's East Village bachelor pad on his day off. When the crazily charismatic Cobra Starship frontman kindly offered me a glass of water, I obliged because, TBH, this gay needed a cool-down. *Gulp* The over 6-foot-tall piping hot glass of Smart water himself lives quite the jet-setting rockstar life, (DUH), as seen in the just-released video for Cobra Starship's latest electro banger, "1Nite", in which viewers get their groupie voyeuristic thrills on as the band brings their fist-pumping friendly act around the globe and makes the coolest home-video EVS, involving an underground Japanese rave replete with pelvic-thrusting dancers, no less.
Don't mind us: we're just beaming with pride watching our Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi grow up so beautifully. Our favorite pint-size Jersey Shore star took a moment out of her busy schedule (she has a baby on the way and is on the road to becoming Mrs. Jionni Lavalle!!) to pose for V Magazine. First of all, we have to say pregnancy looks great on her! In the feature, cleverly titled "Snook Who's Talking," Mama Meatball channels elegance and glamour in ravishing black and white photos. Instead of rocking her usual fun bronzer, foundation and eyeliner, Snooks goes for a minimalist makeup look that shows off her beautiful lashes and impeccably-structured brows.
Snooki for V Magazine.
Photo: Nathaniel Goldberg/V Magazine
You can snag a pair of Iris Apfel's signature sunnies from Eyebobs.
Photo: Belathée Photography/Eyebobs Eyewear
We adore Iris Apfel. Who doesn't? Not only does she have insanely incredible Advanced Style, she's witty and knows her way around the fashion block. We spoke to her when she launched her MAC makeup collection (which was all about pink pigeons and party parrots, of course), and talked about how much she loves to style herself and try new things. Well, it looks like she's at it again as she recently collaborated with Eyebobs on a sunglasses line entitled, simply, "IRIS". We love everything about this, especially that the folks at Eyebobs call themselves "designers of eyewear for the irreverent and slightly jaded."
Caitie Schlisserman, Simmy Pat and Bernadeth G.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers
As the weather gets warmer, skirts are officially going to become THE staple in our summery wardrobes. One of our favorite (but not too frilly!) pieces is the pleated skirt. It's feminine and sooo breezy on ultra hot days, unlike the the bandage or pencil skirt. We love the fresh silhouette and texture it adds to any ensemble and how good it looks at any length! Don't believe us? Peep these three style bloggers who looked mega cute in a maxi, midi, AND mini skirt. Get the deets below!
A still from Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Island Def Jam
OH MUH GAHHHHHHH! Please hold while we let out the BIGGEST squeal-meets-exhale full-bodied explosion of relief because Justin Bieber has finally (FINALLY!!!!) released his music video for "Boyfriend". Yes, Stylettes, after about a BAZILLION teasers and sneak peeks, we're actually permitted to watch the full-length premier video from The Biebs' sophomore album, Believe. While the video has a considerably different tone than what we were led to believe from his preview clips (also, HEY where was the fire from the second teaser?!?!!) and comparisons to *NSYNC's "Girlfriend" short aside, we still really love it. PLUS, there's just enough fun fashion to satiate our thrist for music video style. Walk with us as we dissect the video look by look!