Fresh-faced Leighton Meester attends a cocktail party at Roger Vivier.
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It's not that we get tired of the girlish charm of candy-colored lipsticks or the hypnotic charcoal of a rich smoky eye, but sometimes it's just so refreshing to see someone (let alone a celeb attending a cocktail party) step out sans makeup. Color us hypocrites for applauding the acrobatics of an expert paint job and then turning right back around to sound trumpets at first sight of fresh face, but at MTV Style, we celebrate ALL beauty looks so long as they work! So used to seeing Leighton Meester beneath an artfully applied sheen of foundation, blush, eye shadow, whathaveyou, you'd think it would come as a shock to see the Gossip Girl star go bare. However, Leighton was so effectively styled everywhere else (well-coiffed and appropriately accessorized as to not compete with her all-over sequined ensemble), we almost missed it.
James Franco on the cover of the Winter 2011 issue of "VMAN."
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It's hard to believe we're already living in yet another new decade. What do we call this one? The Millennial teens (that would make a great band name) or the 20-teens? The latest issue of VMAN magazine has taken to calling it the "2010s," which has a certain ring to it; in fact, its winter edition is dubbed "The Decades Issue" and VMAN has selected mega Millennial man James Franco as its man of the decade. He seems to own the title already, staring out from the red-backed cover with a certain Adam's apple-style swagger (DELICIOUS). So, what's all this business about wanting to "break out" of the biz just when he seems to be owning it while sizzle-smizing in a bajillion magazine articles?
Selena Gomez with her puppy Baylor in Toronto on Oct. 25.
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In case you didn't hear the BREAKING NEWS this morning on MTV Buzzworthy, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber now share a puppy! *SQUEE* Not only is this the most adorable thing to happen to the internet/world, but we thiiinnnkkk we foresee some mega style moments a-happening here. Today Selena stepped out in a 'dorbs red and black zig-zag tweed peacoat with leather panel leggings, lace-up boots, and aviators. But...do y'all notice something different about Selena? Like, isn't she missing something ALL fashion-y celebs have? HER STAPLE DESIGNER BAG. Most girls never leave home without one, and, you guys, she's swapped out D&G for a doggie. Huge. HUGE—especially considering JB dropped serious dollars on that MCM bowler bag for his lady. We'd be kindddaaa mad if our S.O. ditched our mega-expensive present for puppy, but awww, LOOK AT THAT LIL' FACE. You can't be too mad at that.
P.S. Selena, you can bust out those doggie Halloween costumes annnyyy day now. We'll just sit here. Waiting. In the dark. With the shades drawn.
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Kelly Osbourne, Hailee Steinfeld, and Camilla Belle wear cap-toe shoes.
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As temperatures drop, slowly but surely, we’re stowing away our strappy sandals in favor of other closed-toe footwear. With a chill in the air, it's only responsible to shield your tootsies from the mounting cold. That, of course, just means covering them up to keep frostbite at bay, but it appears this week Kelly Osbourne, Hailee Steinfeld, and Camilla Belle have taken the whole "shield" thing literally, arming their feet (HA!) with metallic cap-toes.
Not to be dramatic, but this has been Beyoncé's YEAR. She broke the news of her pregnancy at the 2011 VMAs, gave THE MOST KILLER performance at the Billboard Awards, and continues to release one stylish music video after another. We can BARELY keep up with Pregnancé, so in her honor, we have three to-die-for costumes that you can wear this Halloween—and, yes, two of them include a super sexy baby bump. So take THAT, other boring hot chick costumes. *finger snap*
A still from Beyoncé's "Countdown" music video.
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The '60s-inspired looks from the "Countdown" video were sooo uh-mazing that we knew we had to cop one of them for Hallow's Eve. Our fave was the shot of multiple Beyoncés in primary color mock turtleneck leotards with a wide-brim black and white hat. Gather your girls (and gams!) to re-create this look in a snap, and don't forget some choreographed dance moves. (Pregnancé belly optional.)
+ Blue Leotard: Capezio Women's Turtleneck Long Sleeve Leotard in Royal ($26)
+ Red Leotard: Capezio Women's Turtleneck Long Sleeve Leotard in Red ($29.95)
+ Black Leotard: Womens New Team Essentials Turtleneck Leotard in Black ($29.50)
+ Green Leotard: Womens New Team Essentials Turtleneck Leotard in Kelly Green ($29.50)
+ Hat: San Diego 6-inch Brim Sun Hat in Black/White Mix ($30.40)
Carey Mulligan at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala and Camilla Belle at "Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening With Ralph Lauren."
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It has to be anxiety-inducing for actresses to hit multiple red carpet events while always trying to stand out and also not duplicate themselves style-wise over and over again. As we all know, it's a three-ring circus on the press line and every conceivable fashion trick has seemingly been tried. You'd think that a black dress or gown would be a no-no—too boring or done a million times—but not so when it's done just right. We were stunned by two such noirish looks recently courtesy of Carey Mulligan and Camilla Belle. Both ladies are typically style savvy and tipped-out to the HILT in the latest labels, but rarely have they revved it up va-va-va-VOOM style (well, Camilla maybe more than Carey) and commanded attention from head to toe. Looks like the secret is all about channeling your inner (and outer) VAMP.
Tilda Swinton's dress looks like Andre Leon Talley's Met Gala cape.
There are some things in life that you just can't un-see, no matter how hard you will your brain to try. A horrific accident. The accidental walking in on behind-closed-doors activities of any relative. The electric blue, nylon-looking, tent-like vestment worn by Andre Leon Talley to the 2011 Met Gala. These are things that will scorch a wound in your memory FOREVER. Naturally, when we saw the dress Tilda Swinton wore for the "Io Sono L'amore" (I Am Love) special screening in Tokyo yesterday, we couldn't help but be reminded of ALT's *achem* memorable ensemble. While these are certainly different articles of clothing, the volume, the blue, the rip-stop factor of the two are so remarkably similar, to the point where we are seriously entertaining thoughts that maybe Tildy's dress is the Urban Renewal reincarnation of Andre's self-described "80-meter-long French silk faille manteau de cour" which landed him on his own Met Gala Best Dressed List.
Karl Lagerfeld and Florence Welch at the Chanel Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week.
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The creative partnership between Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld (also known as my Uncle Karl) and balladeer beauty Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is reaching epic levels. Ever since Mr. Lagerfeld fell for the vintage-adorned songbird (seriously, she's a style slayer of the highest order), the two have been collab-ing all over the place from the pages of Vogue Japan to the Chanel spring 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week where Florence emerged like a mystical pearlescent mermaid out of a giant Chanel oyster shell to walk with the designer down the runway. Now, the two are at it again with the release of Flo's new single, "Shake It Out", which features a limited-edition vinyl cover shot by King Karl himself. All I can say is this continued musical-muse love fest is getting so good that it has me exploding into poetry.
Elle Fanning and Emma Stone wear grandma dresses to the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala.
Ask anyone remotely tuned into the young Hollywood fashion scene and they will agree that of aaaall the pretty little fawns of girls loping down the red carpet these days, Elle Fanning and Emma Stone are two of the brightest burning style stars of late. These girls exhibit the winning combination of not only being bold enough to dabble in all the latest trends from mixed prints to peplum skirts but also walking tall in their adventurous taste with their heart-stopping beauty game and porcelain features. However, the sartorial choices we saw from last night's 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala sort of leave us scratching our heads. Rather than looking the youthful glamazons we've grown so happily accustom to, Elle and Emma chose long-hemmed, crew-necked dresses that, while ethereal and feminine no doubt, look a little, well... grandma-ish.