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We're still reeling a little bit from the OTT adorableness that was Jason Wu for Target, but good news: you can never have too much Wu in your life (or your closet). We recently reported that the Taiwanese designer will be joining fellow CFDA members in a new holiday collaboration with Neiman Marcus, but that's only the tip of his creative iceberg. This morning WWD confirmed rumors of "Miss Wu," a new range aimed toward a younger audience. According to the designer, “I always see Jason Wu [the collection] as my aesthetic, my design sensibility. Miss Wu is my personality. It was really fun to explore that facet of who I am — slightly more downtown, and with a more relaxed attitude.” This chill, accessible vibe also extends to the retail plan, since you don't have to scour high fashion boutiques or major department stores in order to buy the clothes. Instead, just head to your local Nordstrom.
Christian Bale wears Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne in 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
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We can't BELIEVE it's been nearly four years since The Dark Knight hit theaters (time is flying, y'all!), but now we're anticipating the third and final *sniff sniff* installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises, more than ever. And what's the best way to get amped up for a film that we are sososo excited for? By discussing all things fashion, obvs! We got the scoop, and it turns out Giorgio Armani partnered up with acclaimed costume designer Lindy Hemming (her laundry list resume includes Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Casino Royal, just to name a few) to create custom Made to Measure suiting under the Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne label. Oh la la!
Last night, almost the entire Style team watched as Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino covered Fleetwood Mac's "Storms" at New York City's Terminal 5. She was wearing an understated all black outfit--a black tank and jeans and a pair of black clog sandals--and commanded in a way that we're sure would have made her predecessor Stevie Nicks very proud had she been there to witness it. Just hours before, Bethany and the rest of her band performed the same song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, their second time on the show (the first was performing "Boyfriend" off of their debut record, Crazy For You). For the performance, Bethany looked equal parts bewitching and contemporary, dripping in Pamela Love's architectural, amulet-like pyramid rings, a bracelet and an breastplate necklace that almost doubles as a collar for her midi-length Rachel Comey Dress. The dress, which is a fluid black halter with buttons from the waist down (very Elaine Benes from Seinfeld, only sexier and more modern, we must say), isn't quite as flamboyant as a classic Stevie Nicks look, but we love how Bethany stays true to her own unique take on the California Valley witch vibe that Stevie is the godmother of. Finished off with a pair of Marc Jacobs split wedges and flowing tresses, Bethany's super simple, timeless look was nearly as breathtaking as her tender cover of the heartbreaking Fleetwood Mac ballad she sang.
Justin Bieber's 2012 cover of "Rolling Stone."
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Since Justin Bieber's latest Rolling Stone cover hit the interweb via Twitter, the inevitable comparisons have been FLYING. Much like the public's knee-jerk reaction to Bieber's "Boyfriend" music video, the cover snap and all it represents (you know, Bieber's "Hot, Ready, Legal" coming of age *wipes drool from corners of mouth*) has been juxtaposed with boy-to-man crossover success Justin Timberlake and his first solo Rolling Stone cover from 2002.
Gawker pointed out that the mag recycled Bieber's bold cover lines from Lindsay Lohan's 2004 Mean Girls era cover, and it's been brought up more than a few times around this office that the outfit Justin's sporting is pretty similar to the one Jennifer Lawrence wore for her Rolling Stone cover girl debut earlier this year. There's another crucial comparsion, though, that is outright BEGGING to be made: the one where we pit this 2012 cover outfit against the look he wore for his very first Rolling Stone cover just last year.
Justin Bieber's 2011 cover of "Rolling Stone."
Photo: Terry Richardson/Rolling Stone
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With his music career, fashion following, and crazy good looks, Mark Ronson is setting the bar really, really high for all the other dudes out there today. But hey, we're not complaining! He clearly knows his stuff. He dropped by MTV back in 2010 to fill us in on his then-bleach blonde hair, men's fashion, and obsession with jazz shoes, and since then the British DJ and musician has cemented his place in our hearts with his audacious style sense. After all nobody can work a pink suit quite like him. For his latest project, the well-coiffed fashion plate and member of multi-talented Ronson clan is lending his face to Fendi's debut men's fragrance. The Grammy winner fronts the campaign for Fan di Fendi Pour Homme, the first cologne produced by the Italian fashion house. According to French VOGUE, the brand wanted someone "both modern and rock 'n roll" who would embody Fendi's view on masculinity. Needless to say, it's a perfect fit.
American Apparel says they could manufacture the US Olympic uniforms in as few as seven days.
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Who knew Olympic uniforms could spark such controversy?! Every since the first images of Ralph Lauren's United States Team uniforms for the 2012 London Olympics were revealed, people all over the Internet have been griping about something or another. Whether it be the beret or the fact that the uniforms were being manufactured in China, this has not been a good few weeks for the sporty red white and blue looks, which we actually think are pretty cute, in a yachting in the Hamptons kind of way. In an interview with The New York Post, American Apparel head honcho Dov Charney jumped into the mix, saying, through a rep, that AA would be happy to turn around American-made uniforms using Ralph Lauren's design in as few as seven days if the designer wanted.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the August issue of 'GQ.'
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I don't know anyone that doesn't have a slight crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I mean, how can you not? He's got that lovable boy next door charm mixed with a KILLER fashion sense and super cute smile to boot. Whether he's dressed down in a T-shirt and jeans or all layered up in fall's biggest fashions, Joe can do no wrong. Case and point: His latest spread for the August issue of GQ where he shows off his fancier side. For his cover look, he channeled straight-up adorableness in a fitted gray tweed vest with a sky blue shirt and skinny polka dot tie. We love how the tie clip peeks out from under his vest and how the super short (and wide!) collar adds a vintage-y feel to his ensemble. Also, that messy-yet-styled hair is just putting us over the EDGE, y'all. *fans self* Obviously we need more JGL, STAT.
Okay, so this probably isn't exactly what Frank Ocean was going for when he titled his premier full-length album Channel Orange. In fact, we know it isn't since Ocean told KCRW’s Chris Douridas after the Orange listening party that the title referred to a neurological condition called "synesthesia" wherein the afflicted associates colors with letters and numbers. It's a reference to the color he saw the summer he first fell in love. And knowing Ocean's penchant for the poetic and his storied affinity for all things zen, we think there might also be a (perhaps subconscious) throw there to Buddhist monks' traditional orange robes and the religion's use of the color as a symbol of wisdom, strength and dignity. On the FASHION side of things, we can't help but twiddle our fingers with glee at how nicely this coincides with 2012's Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango. The citrus hue was EVERYWHERE on the Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week runways this past February, and Frank's prodigious debut album (along with being RIDICULOUSLY honest and hypnotic) reminds us of the color trend that will help carry over a little needed summertime into the colder months.
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It's official: EDM is EVERYWHERE...including the fashion industry. Yep, we may associate the thumping, high-flying Electric Dance Music with sweaty dance floors and late nights, but now the talents behind the genre are gaining serious style cred as well. First Swedish wunderkind Avicii (real name: Tim Berg) scores his very first modeling campaign with Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren. Now DJ Tiësto- arguably one of the original forerunners of the EDM trend- is taking it one step further by designing a capsule collection for GUESS.
Justin Bieber at his exclusive acoustic concert on July 17 in Sydney, Australia.
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Call us crazy, but Justin Bieber's hair has been looking particularly cartoon-y lately. I mean, it's not Jared Leto Dragon Ball Z kinds of cray, but it's just SO gosh darn perfect it could appear in the Saturday morning cartoon programming no questions asked. See: The Biebs today in Sydney (er, yesterday? Australia time confuses us. #aussiesarealwaysinthefuture) at an exclusive acoustic performance sporting an absolutely perfect 'do. Not only did his coif look too good to be true (seriously, not even ONE hair out of place? How is it curved yet straight at the same time? Ridic!), but his entire ensemble sort of reminded of something... like an ACTUAL cartoon that already existed. Hmmm, tight black rolled-up tee, super dark shades, sky-high blonde 'do? Who could this be?