Carly Rae Jepsen at the MuchMusic Awards this week.
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Oh, Carly Rae Jepsen, how we love you. In just a couple of months you've already wormed your way into our iPods, our karaoke nights, and about a zillion viral internet videos of "Call Me Maybe" (Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Man Repeller, we're looking at you!). In other words, the girl is a total force, and needless to say, UNSTOPPABLE. So if there's anyone left out there who still hasn't boarded the Carly Rae train yet, they'd better hop on NOW- because it's running express to pop world domination. While we might not have bragging rights to a current #1 single or backing from the Biebs (we wish!), here's one piece of the Canadian musician we can score for ourselves: her dress.
Justin Bieber at MTV's "Bieber Live."
Time for me to cross a major item off the bucket list. World, I have officially stood inches (CENTIMETERS, even) from Justin Bieber. AND I didn't totally lose it or have a massive panic attack or anything (Look at me now, Ma!!). The Biebs graced our studios with his presence for Bieber Live to promote his brand new album Believe. Justin answered fan questions, performed an acoustic version of "Die In Your Arms", and chatted with Sway Calloway. As is expected with anything this 18-year-old pop superstar touches, the live interview was riddled with fashion easter eggs, all of which we're about to unlock for you right NOW.
Girls want snapbacks too!
Photo: Courtesy of ASOS, Topman, Tilly's, and Urban Outfitters
Listen, we LOVE snapback caps, and to be honest, we've been getting a wee bit jealous that mostly dudes are sporting this throwback hat trend. We got inspired by Rihanna's sneaker and snapback street style as of late, and thought, "DANG. We want to sport some fun and summery hats with our ensembles this season!" So that's exactly what we did—we scoured the internet to find the coolest caps for y'all, and to be TOTALLY honest (again), most of them were found in the men's section. (What gives?) But boy or girl aside, the hats are adjustable in the back (hence the name, snapback) to fit your head oh-so-perfectly. One of our favorite finds for this summer is the NEFF Donut snapback ($24) with, yes, rainbow sprinkles (!!!) all over the top. Basically, this turns your head into an instant chocolate confection, which is amazing for obvious reasons.
Justin Bieber's "Girlfriend" fragrance.
Photo: Courtesy of Justin Bieber Fragrances
If you were in the 3-foot radius of any teenage girl yesterday, you might know that Justin Bieber's sophomore fragrance Girlfriend just hit Macy's stores. Bieber told WWD on Monday that "Girlfriend is kind of a more mature version of Someday." While the adjective "mature" when referring to a scent is typically not used as a selling point (à la extra-mature cheeses and the like *shudders*), we're definitely interested to find out what exactly this perfume smells like. The fragrance is finally on shelves across the country, which means it's fair game for the testing, WHICH MEANS (as it so often does here at MTV Style) that it's time for an office-wide blind smell test to unpack Bieber's new scent. Because it's hot on the heels of his debut fragrance Someday, we decided there was no more opportune time to compare the two! We took unmarked samples of both (and some palate-cleansing coffee because we're consummate professionals) around the floor and took down reactions.
Channing Tatum on the cover of British "GQ Style."
Photo: Courtesy of British GQ Style
Oh, hello, Channing Tatum! How resourceful of you to find the only sunroof in New York that looks (by some bizarro M.C. Escher mind-maneuver that somehow puts you below it and looking up?) square in the middle of my desk area. You know how I love when you pensively watch me go about my afternoon activities through a glossy veneer and... cover lines? *aggressively shakes head, also jowls* Oh, right, nevermind.
As is typical upon first glance at Channing Tatum, the title character of the HOTTLY (yes, with two Ts) anticipated Magic Mike, we've been locked into his superhuman-strength bedroomy gaze, and we ALMOST forgot this was just a magazine cover. Channing is British GQ Style's latest cover boy, and while his upcoming film may have him portraying a present-day male stripper (plus, shirtless Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey *rolls tongue back into skull carpet-style*), this cover spread is a little more Pleasantville than Chippendales.
We're no stranger to the sheer, utter excitement that comes from every new adidas x Jeremy Scott collab that hits the internet, but last week when adidas released a sneak peek of their JS Roundhouse Mid sneakers on Facebook, they were greeted with some unusually negative feedback. The high top purple, gray and orange sneakers featured plastic cuffs that wrap around the ankles, which people claimed resembled "racist" shackles. Facebook commenter Greg Taylor said, "To those who don't think this is racist, I guess your ancestors were not in shackles less than 200 years ago. [...] You can totally disregard hundreds of years of history but it does strike a nerve to those old enough to remember different times. [...] This is in poor taste at best."
Emma Roberts swaps out her simple blonde bob for honey-colored bangs.
Sorry for that pun, we just couldn't resist! Emma Roberts has bangs! The actress debuted her new coif last night at an event for the Seventeen Magazine "Pretty Amazing" Contest finalists. The look, which is quite a departure from Emma's super simple bob, features eyebrow covering fringe and flippy, just above shoulder-length layers. She paired her new cut with minimal makeup- a simple eye and basically bare lip -and a sequined floral top, light wash jeans and platform pumps. We think there's something a little early 2000's about this look, no? As any fan of Zooey Deschanel will tell you, thick, heavy bangs have been all the rage for awhile now, but they don't always work for every face or hair type. The key is to go with a style that works with your face shape- not everyone can wear blunt, straight across bangs, some of us need bangs that follow the natural curve of our face a little more. Emma's bangs are quite long, and definitely add a much lighter, more youthful vibe to her overall look.
Daniel Radcliffe in Slow Club's new music video.
Photo: Moshi Moshi Records/Vimeo
What is it with the Harry Potter kids and music videos these days? First Emma Watson played opposite her then-boyfriend George Craig in One Night Only's Brooklyn-based clip way back in 2010. Then Rupert Grint hopped on board, rocking out in Ed Sheeran's "Lego House" wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren hoodie- which we may or may not have snagged for ourselves immediately after. Now it's finally Daniel Radcliffe's turn to channel his inner video star as he lip synchs his way through Slow Club's new single. In the vid for "Beginnners," he plays a lonely dude stumbling around after too many cocktails, banging on walls, falling over...but somehow still managing to remember all the words to the U.K. indie folk duo's new track. Impressive! Even more surprising? Daniel's cashing in on one of summer's biggest trends- yep, the Hawaiian shirt.
The Ramos x Bon Iver shoe.
Photo: Courtesy of KEEP
Ever felt the urge to walk a mile in a rockstar's shoes? Well, now you can....kind of. Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has just announced that he's teamed up with Los Angeles footwear brand KEEP on a fresh new style of sneakers. It's the second in a series of collabs for the company, who last recruited indie act Animal Collective to lend their creative juices last year on some high tops, low tops, and slip-ons. Sure, the idea is pretty awesome on its own, but here's the kicker (sorry, had to!). The sale proceeds will go to support Best Friends Animal Society, an advocacy group for abandoned animals, so you can look good AND do good at the same time. Oh, and here's another reason to score 'em: unlike like the Yeezy 2's, these sneaks retail for a decidedly more affordable $75. Ahem, hear that, Kanye?
Azealia Banks for "Paper" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of Paper Magazine
How many times can we reiterate just how much we capital L, LUHHHH Azealia Banks? Answer: not enough. As long as this girl keeps making cheeky music videos like "Liquorice" and "212" and looking fierce in magazine spreads like this here cover spread courtesy of Paper Magazine, we will forever glorify AZ from the highest hilltops this side of the Mississippi. Banks fronts the glossy's summer Music Issue in a graphic Alexander Wang tee, dip dye shorts and a mirrored hat both by Joyrich, GAW-GEOUS black Pedro Garcia platform wedges, and a gold Mickey Mouse head bag by Todd Pearce for Love Bailey that winks back at both her debut music video AND Paper's own Mickey Boardman.