Hailee Steinfeld on the set of "Can A Song Save Your Life?"
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In the world of pop culture fashion, it takes a LOT for us to do a double-take these days (after all, meat dresses, teddy bear shoes, and bright blue hair are kind of the norm... ). But even so, we had to check twice yesterday to make sure that it really was Hailee Steinfeld looking all art school-grunge on the set of her new movie Can A Song Save Your Life? We're used to seeing the actress in her fair share of high-fashion getups, but for her newest role, as a young New York student named Violet, she's traded Miu Miu for crop tops, hot pants, and sky high wedge booties. We love the downtown mishmash of her leopard rainbow tank, super short gray shorts, and layered jewelry. To complete the outfit, she's topped it all off with dark eye makeup, a denim backpack, and, something we've never seen before on the smiley 15-year-old... a scowl.
Archie Comics + MAC = pure love.
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The San Diego Comic Con kicks off this weekend, and to celebrate, MAC Cosmetics released the news that they'll be teaming up with THE Archie Comics for their latest beauty collection. Eeeee! The full color line, inspired by the Betty and Veronica characters, will launch in spring 2013, but that's not all! If you're lucky enough to actually attend the convention this weekend, artist Dan Parent (you know, the guy that illustrates all those Archie books ) will be showing off his killer skills with custom caricatures and illustration demonstrations at the MAC Gaslamp store in San Diego. MAC's in-store artists will also be doing makeovers modeled after the famous Archie ladies. CA-UTE.
Taylor Swift rocks simple, timeless beauty on and off the red carpet.
Despite making the somewhat radical change from curly sue to straight haired songstress recently (and adding bangs!) Taylor Swift generally stays on the straight and narrow beauty wise. With classic, girly looks and beauty to match, the singer has elegant, simple style down to a T. Refinery29 got an exclusive look at Taylor's new Covergirl campaign, which has the singer in three signature looks-glam, boho, and sleek rocker chic-and learned some of her beauty philosophies (and faux-pas). Taylor talks about wanting to take risks, and to be able to switch up her look depending on the situation. "The cool thing about makeup is that it can be so different on any given day," she says, and it's true, makeup is a way to reinvent yourself every morning.
The Next Issue app puts all your favorite magazines at your fingertips.
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Recently I was in the basement of a big house in the suburbs, poking around, and I noticed that every wall of the distinctly un-manly cave was lined with magazines. I was drawn towards the white spines like a dog to a bone, and when I got close enough, I realized that the person whose house it was (not telling who) had what appeared to be every single fashion magazine published since the 80's. I so badly wanted to flip through the pages, smell the perfume sample-y smell, but I held back. It wasn't my house after all.
Next Issue, a new app created out of a partnership between a company of the same name and publishers Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc. is like a digital version of that Vogue and Glamour filled basement. For a flat monthly subscription price, users can read 39 of your favorite mags from their tablet or phone!
The jumbo hair clip resurfaces at the Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin Fashion Week show.
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Remember when we were all, "OMG, would you wear this JUMBO HAIR CLIP??" We told you about how these neon reimaginings of the childhood hair stand-by were the brainchild of Adia Kibur, and in our humble collective opinion, one part weird, three parts wonderful. Sure, they were oddball and even a bit gaudy, but there was a sweet nostalgia about these envelope-pushing hair accessories we really appreciated. Welp, looks like the snap clip silhouette has since found its way onto the international Fashion Week runways (specifically Berlin's) and is even bigger than before!
Listen, we know A$AP Rocky has a thing for nail art. In case you haven't noticed, the fashion-forward rapper (who is BFFs with Alexander Wang, NBD) is always taking pics of ladies' nails just for fun. I KNOW. It's so gosh darn cute it makes us die a little inside (could you even IMAGINE A$AP coming up to you and asking to a pic of your tips? #dead), and we're just so happy that the rapper calls out killer name game when he sees it. Lately, though, he's been taking his love affair with nails to the next level by teaming up with the girls over at WAH Nails in London for his latest music video shoot (!!!). WAH Nails Instagrammed this one behind-the-scenes photo (and one photo ONLY!) of the customized nails, which read "A$AP $EX" in bold black and white letters. HOT.
Justin Bieber arriving in Japan and the movie poster for "The Goonies."
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Justin Bieber was barely an afterthought when The Goonies hit theaters in 1985 (to be fair, so was I), but that's clearly not stopping him from offering up a sartorial homage to the cult classic film. Okay, so we don't actually know if the EXTREME likeness Bieber's latest outfit bears to Brand's illustrated ensemble on the OG Goonies poster was a pointed, let alone conscious, decision, but we also don't know that it wasn't! *twiddles fingers maniacally* Granted, Justin has the right to wear a bandana tied around his head without getting a bajillion trillion questions about it, but stirring the pot is way more fun than an appreciative (read: zzzzzzz) head nod.
CFDA designers Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg.
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Christmas in July? It's actually happening, at least for Target and Neiman Marcus, who announced this morning that they're teaming up on...drumroll, please- a holiday gift collaboration! (Pause for excited screams). The two giant, albeit very different, retailers have joined forces to produce a collection of 50 various products designed by 24 CFDA designers. This means high fashion heavyweights like Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Rag & Bone, and Jason Wu will lend their stylish genius to everything from clothing to pet gear to home decor, all available to buy in stores and online starting December 1st. Are you freaking out yet?! Because we totally are....
Azealia Banks is our MTV PUSH Artist of the Week and a rising style star.
Photo: Brooke Nipar
Chances are pretty good that you already know who Azealia Banks is, especially if you hang around these parts of the Interwebz. (WE. LUH. HER.) We've been applauding the up-and-coming Harlem rapper since we first laid eyes on that knubby Mickey Mouse sweater and that adorable s***-eating grin in her "212" video late last year, and have touted her as an "It" girl to watch ever since. At break-neck speed, she's already been featured in more than a few magazine spreads, hit up Fashion Week front rows, and even performed at THE Karl Lagerfeld's house! With all that under her belt, it's hard to believe the girl only JUST released her first EP (yep, not even a full-length album yet) last month.
Avicii for Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren.
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Hellooo world, are you ready for Avicii?! You'd better be, because this Swedish DJ has officially hit stateside... and he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Unless you've been living under a rock this year (or just hate to dance), you've probably already heard his throw-your-arms-up-in-the-air anthems like "Levels" and "Fade Into Darkness." The 22-year-old has already established a comfy spot in our iPods, so the next natural step? Modeling, of course. Ralph Lauren has recruited the European EDM superstar to front its new Denim & Supply campaign this fall. Besides the fact that he's got music cred and boatloads of talent, he's also, um, really attractive, so we couldn't be more thrilled. Read More...