Royal Revolution, y'all.
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It's time to start using your collection of Killer Queen very liberally, KatyCats 'cause Katy Perry has another fragrance heading your way. KP just announced the news on Instagram, posting a pic of the bottle and revealing the new fragrance's name–Royal Revolution. The scent, as you may have assumed from the bottle shape, is in the Killer Queen family, though it's the "sassy sapphire sister."
Real-life Disney Princess Elle Fanning might as well change her name to Aurora, since she's slowly but surely morphing into her big-screen alter ego. Each time she's set foot on the red carpet for Maleficent, she's looked more and more like she just stepped out of a fairy tale. And it's awesome.
Elle Fanning at the world premiere of Maleficent.
At last night's worldwide premiere of the long-awaited live-action remake, Elle was giving maaaaajor Sleeping Beauty vibes in her majestic Elie Saab couture that just so happened to be the exact shade of blue her character wears to woo Prince Phillip. She even had the choker! The only thing she was missing was a real-life Prince Phillip. *SIGH* Where's Brenton Thwaites when you need him?
Rita Ora for 'Nylon.'
Photo: @ritaora Instagram
If Hollywood ever decides to make a Spice Girls biopic (although it would be impossible to top the sheer perfection of 1997's Spice World), I would strongly suggest they consider Rita Ora for the role of Sporty Spice. I mean, she's already a British pop star. AND her athletic fashion sense is totally on point—most recently in the June 2014 issue of Nylon.
Rita gave us some sneak peeks of the glossy spread on her Instagram, because she's very thoughtful. (Ty, bb!) Although she only revealed a few looks, the main attraction is definitely the sneakers + varsity jacket ensemble from her forthcoming Adidas Originals collection. We're guessing (OK, hoping) these pieces are part of the August 21 delivery. The sneakers are your classic three-stripe Adidas kicks, while the jacket is a badass varsity number with leather sleeves and an RO badge. (We assume the RO stands for Rita Ora, but here are some other likely possibilities: Russian Orthodox, Reverse Osmosis, Radio Occultation, or Right On!)
Elle Magazine in 1996.
Photo: Wayback Machine
We were feeling particularly nostalgic this #ThrowbackThursday, so we decided to bust out the ol' Wayback Machine (you know, that amazing internet archiving site) to revisit some of our favorite online mags from the '90s, and, man, we were so blown away by all the goodness we uncovered that we just had to share some gems with y'all. Sit back, and get ready for some cringe-worthy homepages, dudes.
Fashion faceoff: Joan Didion vs. Harper Lee.
Ladypockets is a brilliant new blog that can only be described as a cross between Instyle and C-Span. Sounds funny, right? It totally is! But it'll make you think big thoughts, like why do we care so much what Hillary Clinton wears when she's doing so much important work? And where did Ruth Bader Ginsburg find that perfect double-breasted blazer (but seriously, I would wear/want to own ASAP)?
There's an old saying that goes, "Behind every great blog is a great woman." (That's how it goes, right?) So Katherine Fritz, the writer/genius behind Ladypockets, took a break from photoshopping magazine spreads and tracking down Sandra Day O'Connor's turquoise blazer to fill us on how the whole project started.
MTV STYLE: Where and when did the idea for Ladypockets first pop into your head?
KATHERINE FRITZ: Ladypockets was an idea I had after reading an article—I think maybe on Buzzfeed—that compared Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar dress to a tampon. I had just seen American Hustle and thought her performance was great, and I had this moment of incredible frustration that I had clicked through, like, sixteen articles mocking her Oscar dress, none of which were saying anything along the lines of "Just a reminder: This woman won two Academy Awards by the age of twenty-two," or "Hey, this is the top-grossing female action movie hero of all time; remember when a female action star both shattered box office records and passed the Bechdel test?"
I hope that in some small way, this project can make us step back from our magazines and computer screens and say, "Wow, yeah, the way we talk about women's bodies and women's clothing choices instead of their accomplishments is really dumb."
Pharrell's Stan Smiths for Colette.
Photo: @colettestore Instagram
We forgive you if you’re having trouble keeping up with all of Pharrell’s fashion and design collaborations. It seems like there’s a new one every week: Comme des Garçons perfume, a Kartell table lamp, compost jeans made by G-Star Raw—for the sake of time, we’re gonna stop here. But Pharrell’s latest collab makes more sense than any of his others. The singer/producer/current Adidas collaborator teamed up with upscale Paris retailer Colette on 10 custom pairs of Stan Smiths personally painted by Pharrell for a good cause: proceeds go toward his charity From One Hand to Another, which provides educational tools to underserved kids.
Aesthetically, this collaboration could have gone in two very different directions. This year, Pharrell has been spotted in yin and yang custom takes on the Stan Smith: a sparkling pair encrusted with Swarovski crystals and, for daytime, a crafty pair covered in doodles.
Karma, Liam, and Amy on 'Faking It.'
While on last week's Faking It we noticed some unintentional denim matching going on between Amy and Karma, last night's episode was full of purposeful khaki coordination.
If you can cast your mind back to last week's episode, you may recall that it closed with Karma offering Liam a, um, proposition. In order to feel comfortable with their decision, Amy and Karma decide they need to dress the part.
Amy and Karma on 'Faking It.'
The perfect threesome wardrobe, of course, is a khaki trench coat. Amy opts for one with black piping while Karma goes more classic with a double-breasted version. Shout-out to Amy's meteorologist mom, BTW, who has many trench coats—this big reveal wouldn't have been possible without you.
Miley Cyrus performing at the World Music Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
While we've become accustomed to seeing Miley Cyrus in leotards and sequins, we love to see her sophisticated side step forward every so often. Remember the gorgeous vintage Jean Paul Gaultier dress she wore the the Bambi Awards last year? That's what we're talking about. Welp, we got our wish (again)! At the 2014 World Music Awards last night, our girl covered up and glammed out in two different gowns—and she looked better than ever.
Miley wore a strapless Giambattista Valli dress to perform her hit "Wrecking Ball." She looked SO ethereal and ladylike in the floral-print frock, we can hardly even remember the song's completely nude music video (JK, #neverforget).
Lana Del Rey and her selfie on the cover of 'Intro.'
Photo: Intro Magazine
Considering #selfie was last year’s word of the year for Oxford Dictionary and every Instagram user on the planet, we’re not surprised to see that a magazine published an editorial spread consisting solely of smartphone portraits taken by its subject. But the fact that Lana Del Rey stars in that spread is not something we would have guessed. Over her three-year meteoric rise as Lana Del Rey, Lizzy Grant has positioned herself as the queen of all things vintage Americana. So, it’s pretty unexpected to see her through the lens of something as current as a selfie rather than a handheld grainy retro camera like the one used to shoot her “National Anthem” video. But the change of scenery—er, filter?—is suiting her well.
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Enjoy your Memorial Weekend? We did. However, I'm pretty sure my weekend full of barbecues and housecleaning wasn't as amazing as seeing Rita Ora on stage during BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green. Not only is she showcasing more from her forthcoming collection with Adidas Originals, but her hair is some kind of Rainbow Brite meets Bo Derek in 10 (look it up kids), kind of awesomeness. She's serving up some Living Colour realness, and I am into it.
And then I realized why. It reminds me of superheroes and other comic book characters.