Dang, it looks like Katy Perry is the official queen of July magazines. Today marks the release of her third cover (V Magazine with Madonna, then Billboard with Kacey Musgraves, and now Cosmopolitan) while she simultaneously travels all over the world during her Prismatic World Tour. (Whew, we want a nap just thinking about it.) While the whole Cosmo spread isn't officially out yet, designer/KP bestie Jeremy Scott shared some snaps on his Instagram, and we're already spazzing over the "Froggy Loops" Moschino cocktail dress with her "slime green" blunt bob. (Food + fashion = the ultimate combo, obvs.)
As #Brats around the world know, Cher Lloyd's new album, Sorry I'm Late, dropped today and Cher was here on Live From MTV to talk about it and more. So much more. Decked out in a leather and tulle dress from Brian Lichtenberg and strappy silver shoes from Fendi, Cher discussed her worst hair style ever, how she finally find her style after becoming famous, and what she'll wear in the video for "Really Don't Care" with Demi Lovato.
Elle Fanning on the July cover of ASOS.
Elle Fanning, professional cool girl and part-time actress, is on, like, five magazine covers this month, and every time a new one comes out, the whole wide world—or the whole MTV Style HQ, at least—becomes even more obsessed with her. Somehow, the 16-year-old manages to be consistently refreshing and funny and awesome and juuuust the kind of girl you want be/be best friends with. A rarity in general, but especially among child stars. (No offense, child stars, but you know it's true.)
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Kristen Stewart at the 'Clouds of Sils Maria' party in Cannes.
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We've always admired Kristen Stewart's red carpet footwear choices because they are, largely, comfortable and as appropriate for a picnic as a premiere. K-Stew has paired sneakers with designer looks for as long as we can remember, though it looks like she's stepping up (heh) her footwear game. While in the past she's paired Converse and Vans with designer dresses, she's moved onto more expensive designer sneakers from Chanel's runway.
Joe Francis, Jaden Smith and Kourtney Kardashian at Kimye's Wedding Reception
Photo: Joe Francis Instagram
By now, the Kimye wedding guests have dispersed to their own homes, continuing vacation villas, or somewhere in the South of France. Kim and Kanye are officially husband and wife, the wedding was allegedly magnifique, the speeches moving, and the emotion overwhelming. The bride, groom, and baby Nori wore custom Givenchy. And Jaden Smith? He wore a white Batman outfit. Maybe he only wore it at the reception, but we like to think of him sitting politely in his seat during the wedding ceremony... as Batman. This calls for a new installment of Fashion Fanfic!
Jaden Smith smiles warmly as several guests stand, allowing him to move to his seat. "I'm so sorry," he says as he brushes against Chrissy Teigen. He nods towards John Legend: "So nice to see you." He doesn't really mean it though. Indeed, Jaden was raised to interact with the strictest of manners, but truthfully he couldn't care less if people thought he was polite. He had bigger things to think about.
Let's commemorate this event the right way.
Photo: Getty Images/Def Jam Records/Photoshop: Caitlin Morton
How are y'all handling this weekend? No, I'm not talking about Memorial Day sales and barbecues. I'm talking about THE KIMYE WEDDING! We can't remember any nuptials drawing this much attention since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot back in 2011. Let's face it—Kim and Kanye's big day is about as close to a royal wedding as Americans will ever get and it can't be a ~true~ royal wedding without official commemorative plates. While there are no plates out yet, we had to crack Photoshop open to scratch this itch. So while you can't buy these yet (though, Home Shopping Network, give us a call!), we can still all bask in their JPEG glory together.
The Halkias make your dreams come true.
Photo: MTV/Wendy Heisler
Have you heard? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting married! They're generally a pretty private pair and go out of their way to keep their lives and whereabouts under wraps, so you probably didn't even realize that was happening, but it IS. The biggest rumor for the Kardashian-West nuptials was that they might take place at the Palace of Versailles, or that the couple at least attempted to book their ceremony and/or reception at France's most opulent royal chateau and were perhaps shut down.
Versailles couldn't grant Kimye's (rumored) wedding wishes, but we know one New York couple who would've done their darnedest to make the future Mr. and Mrs. West happy: Michael and Alice Halkias, owners of Brooklyn's famous Grand Prospect Hall. (From New York but it's not ringing a bell yet? Watch this.) Naturally, we called them up to chat about what makes weddings at Grand Prospect Hall so special and how they'd make Kim and Kanye's dreams come true.
MTV STYLE: Grand Prospect Hall is a kind of New York staple, but some people outside of the city might not have heard about it. How would you describe Grand Prospect Hall to someone unfamiliar with the venue?
MICHAEL HALKIAS: Well, Grand Prospect Hall is a music hall and theater, multi-purpose facility, many different ballrooms with the grand ballroom being the major space, where we do very, very large events. It was built originally in 1892 and then went through a full new construction in steel in 1900. We are still a music hall with balconies and a full stage, and we have been socially the Mecca of any social and corporate event and weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, and it's also for divorces!
ALICE HALKIAS: That's my husband's joke.
We just wanna look like RiRi.
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Before you get all eye roll-y, just hear us out: Bucket hats are back, and we shouldn't be so mad about it. Yeah, sure, in the mid-2000s you only spotted them on Disneyland dads, babies on the beach, or, like, actual fisherman, but today everyone from Rihanna to Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to the entire A$AP Mob are wearing this '90s staple on a semi-regular basis—and you can thank Run DMC, LL Cool J, and Aaliyah (RIP) for that. So, let's dissect why exactly we should be rockin' a bucket hat in 2014.
1. THEY MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE RIHANNA
Maybe it's just us, but one of our life goals is to look like Rihanna, and this certainly takes us one teeny, tiny step closer. She can't get enough of 'em as of late, and the floral Joyrich one she's wearing court-side (above) is already sold out. See? We knew we were onto something.
So we've received scant information about the #worldsmosttalkedaboutwedding, which is only just a day away. I know this because it's saved on my Google Calendar. Sure, we've seen their shopping spree in Paris, but what does it mean? The West and Kardashian camps have been keeping everything under wraps, except for the location of their wedding (presumably at Belvedere Fort in Florence, unless that's another fake-out as well). Ayyyy Yeezy, how we gonna talk about if you don't give us some deets? Like Sway, we ain't got the answers! Until now, that is.
We here at MTV Style HQ have discovered pages from what we're assuming is Kanye's Secret Sketchbook. I mean, dude looks like the type of dude to own a moleskin right? Let's take a look!
Art: Kanye's Secret Sketchbook.
Right off the bat, you can see 'Ye debating between a couple of groom's looks. A suit and cape with black Timberlands? Bold move, and not entirely unexpected given his style oeuvre. There's also a close-up detail with Kanye highlighting exotic leathers like eel and ostrich for his lapels and tuxedo, which is a continuation of the his love of leathers from his first leather jacket down to his leather jogging pants. What's interesting is that this might've been sketched when Versailles was still the final destination of the wedding. Here's a sketch of Kanye dressed as a 16th-century French courtier with one can only assume are Freddy loafers and face-blocking shades. And as always, 'Ye is pushing envelopes and envelopes–who knows if the black hoods from his "Black Skinhead" performances will make an appearance or not.