Here's one of the many reasons why we love Aubrey Plaza: besides her whip-smart sense of humor and mastery of deadpan expressions (seriously, we can only DREAM of doing a "you've GOT to be kidding face" as well as her), the Park and Rec star has reached the ideal fashion middle ground. If this were a romantic relationship we were talking about, they'd be casually dating- not too serious, not too overbearing, but definitely enough mutual affection to keep things rolling. It SEEMS like a weird analogy, but go with us here...only Aubrey can rock of-the-moment trends like cutouts and ankle boots to Hollywood events, star in designer fashion films, AND THEN do a total 180 with a style prank like sporting a 'stache on the red carpet. It's the perfect fashion-meets-fun combo, and the actress shows off both sides on the new cover of Bust magazine.
Lena Dunham made our Emmys Best Dressed list.
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• Imagine all the hottest stars from your favorite TV shows together in the same room. That's exactly why we geek OUT over the Emmy Awards. Also, television's PYTs have spectacular taste. We're glad you guys agree and made our 2012 Emmys Best Dressed list our top headline this week.
• Another Jersey Shore girl is getting hitched, y'all! Roger popped the question complete with a JWOWW-sized engagement ring. Seriously, this rock is humongous. And the best part (to us, anyway) is that Roger collaborated on the design. Awwwwww, hold on to that one, Jenni!
• We got the scoop on the Alicia Keys x Reebok Classics collaboration collection from the woman herself! Alicia spilled the deets on her limited-edition kicks and the collaboration process and even hinted at a follow-up collection!
• Lucky for us, we got an EXCLUSIVE first-look at Kelly Osbourne's cover for Fault magazine, and it is a goth glam DREAM. Extra-long, pointy, black nails, opulent baubles and witchy dark lace. We LOVE it!
• The '90s are back in a big way. From Miley Cyrus and Gwen Stefani's turtleneck crop tops to Demi Lovato's flannel and grunge to Emma Watson's fearless dress-over-pants look. Which is your favorite throwback fashion?
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Christina Aguilera in 'Your Body.'
Photo: RCA Records/Vevo
Let's all give Christina Aguilera a round of applause for giving us THE best way to cruise into the weekend. After tons of hints, Tweets, and Facebook sneak peeks, she's dropped her music video for "Your Body" today, and good news- it's basically just as epic as we'd all been secretly hoping. There's no question the track is a guaranteed dance party, and our girl has turned out a major video to match, complete with about a ZILLION costume changes and 7 different beauty looks! Between the retro curls, the braids and the rainbow weave, they're too good NOT to break down, one by one..so let's get started!
Kiernan Shipka and Hailee Steinfeld channeling Peter Pan with their collars at Teen Vogue's Young Holywood party.
Let us tell you: we've seen the future of Hollywood, and it's bright. Not to say that there aren't some promising young actresses in the older half of the "young Hollywood designation," but we sincerely think that there are a few 16 and unders who are poised to give even older actresses a run for their money. Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka and True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld are two of the most exciting young whippersnappers making their mark on movies and TV these days. Add to their jaw dropping acting chops the fact that both these young ladies are also budding fashion plates and what you have is a recipe for MTV Style to plant ourselves firmly in their corners, forever. Hailee is the face of Miu Miu and took a turn as a fashion correspondent for Teen Vogue at this year's New York Fashion Week. Kiernan is quickly becoming a red carpet favorite and showed off her formidable closet to Harper's Bazaar earlier this year. With a combined age of less that 30--Kiernan is 12, Hailee 14--these two young a-listers are undeniable. At Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood party, they embodied yet another of the traits that we love about them: while both are sophisticated and meticulous dressers, they always wear age appropriate, fun dresses, experimenting with trends and high fashion while still sticking firmly in the realm of (really fancy) kid-dom. On last night's red carpet, both girls wore Peter Pan collars, one of our favorite trends for fall. Kiernan went the traditional route, with a collared cocktail dress, while Hailee Steinfeld decided to switch up the trend in a detachable metal collar. Will we be able to decide who wore it better? See for yourself after the jump.
Azealia Banks performs for the launch of Anna Dello Russo at H&M.
Photo: Courtesy of @HM's Twitter
Remember how we said Azealia Banks had a really busy day yesterday? Allow me to rephrase and just lump it all together into one week. (Granted, we could go into how this has been a busy YEAR for Banks, one of our predicted "It" girls of 2012, but I digress...) I guess it makes sense since she's one of the fashion community's favorite music acts and it's Paris Fashion Week, a week-long event for which girl is undoubtedly a hot commodity. Azealia and her "Earth Weave" hit the stage last night for the official launch party of the Anna Dello Russo at H&M accessories collection.
Harry Styles got some new ink.
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One Direction's Harry Styles may have JUST turned 18 this year, but that hasn't held him back from diving head-first into that tattoo game. Last month, he inadvertently revealed some new shoulder ink filming 1D's "Live While We're Young" music video, and he reportedly has a half-sleeve in the works. The latest ink update was discovered by One Direction's notoriously wily superfans and resurfaced by the UK's Daily Mail: tattoos on his left side of a bird cage, laughing and crying masks, and the acronym "SMCL" (or "SNCL," we can't really tell).
Chloe Moretz's "Chloe Grace" brogues.
Photo: Getty Images/ Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman
Between her Aeropostle brand ambassador gig, holding honors as Max Mara's 'Face of the Future' AND regularly turning out hits on the red carpet, let's just say Chloe Moretz has her fashion game on lock. And now the actress is putting her awesome personal style to good use--and a good cause--with her latest project, designing a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes for charity. It's all part of the Young Hollywood Cares Campaign, in which several of our favorite stars team up with the brand to create shoes for charity. The "Chloe Grace" brogues are an adorable take on the tomboy trend with a tan and navy colorway and preppy laceup details. These leather oxfords are PERFECT for fall, and the fact that the proceeds help find a cure for cancer make it a total no-brainer. Along with Chloe, fellow young actresses like AnnaSophia Robb and Nikki Reed have crafted their own Stuart Weitzman shoes, as well.
Rihanna clutches Mario Testino's "In Your Face" photography book.
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Essentially, what's happening here is Rihanna, non-verbally, saying, "Alright, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams. I see your book clutches, and I raise you... clutching an ACTUAL BOOK... And an unreleased one at THAT!" Then she sprinkles all the chips in the middle of the table and fireworks explode behind her. BLADOW! *soft crackle of fizzling out pyrotechnics* Okay, soooo that may have been a 100% surmised situation, but can't you just imagine it happening? And all of it topped off with a tweet from Rihanna punctuated with "#ph***yohandbags" or something similar (also, uncensored)?? *shrugs* Maybe it's just us. Regardless, it brings up a great question: could Rihanna's book-clutching look out-pace the quirky-cute book clutch steez we've grown to love? We take a closer look.
Michael Jackson rehearsing for the 1995 MTV VMAs.
In Michael Jackson's groundbreaking video for "Black Or White" he used a technology known as "morphing" to seamlessly transition from one face to another. When the video was released in 1991, this was cutting-edge film making, and that, coupled by Jackson's enormous star power, let the video to be one of the most-watched video premieres of all time. Technology has come a long was since the 90's, however, and we now have digital means to "morph" faces without having to go through all of the steps we used to. This is the technology that was used to create a new tribute to Jackson's "Bad," which is celebrating its 25th birthday this year (it was released on August 31, 1987). In the video, 1000 Michael Jackson fans of all shapes, ages, and sizes were recruited to perform the song while wearing shirts featuring Jackson. When the frames were edited together, the t-shirt Jackson dances like he did in the video, creating an effect where the fans and Jackson are almost dancing together. We love a good old classic Youtube tribute--you know the ones, photos of an artist slowly fading into one another while a song plays--but this is by far the best artist tribute we've seen so far. The video was, in fact, produced by Sony Japan, who picked through over 30,000 fans to pick the final thousand for the clip.
Olivia L., Iris, and Anouska P.
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Who says blazers have to be boring?! Although the tailored topper might conjure up images of preppy college students, businessmen, and school uniforms, there's so much more to blazers than this. After all, if original dressers like Nicki Minaj and Solange can rock the jackets regularly, let's just say WE definitely can, too. Whether it's patterned, striped, or sequined, one of the reasons we're so into the blazer because it's the ultimate seasonal transition piece. As these bloggers prove, it looks just as good with jeans and flats as it does dressed up with heels. So if you're still not convinced your closet needs a blazer this fall, then check out the stylish girls below... and get back to us!