Snooki's quest for total world domination is still in full force, but now you can be a part of it! In case you haven't been keeping up with the Snooki & JWOWW star, she has already released super successful sunglasses, sandals, handbags, jewelry and slippers collections, and most recently launched a nail polish line. We loved her holiday-ready red and gold sparkly sets, but right now she's diving head-first into her spring collection. (Psst: This is where you come in!)
Spangled's new SS13 collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Spangled
Ever since Rita Ora donned these TOTALLY EYE-POPPING (yes, literally) shades several weeks ago, we've been unable to get the pop star's monkey-adorned frames out of our minds. We're talking haunting-our-dreams status here, so obviously we HAD to track 'em down for ourselves...and you guys, obviously. Turns out these rad accessories are by NYC label Mercura, whose awesomely embellished sunnies are also beloved by celebs like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and the girls from Girls. These limited-edition baroque, glittered, and animal shades aren't cheap at $500-plus a pair, but the brand is clearly onto something, because even more sunglasses companies are following suit with their own embellished versions. Case in point: London-based Spangled, who just rolled out their new Spring/Summer 13 collection. With an adorable lookbook, it's impossible NOT to be obsessed.
Lady Gaga in L.A. on Jan. 21.
Photo: Splash News
Fine, we'll admit it—we're jealous. We spotted Lady Gaga out and about in L.A. this weekend, and her springy ensembles are officially making us hate winter. *sobs into dry, cracked hands* While we were wearing coats akin to portable sleeping bags, Mother Monster stepped out in a bright, geometric dress with oversized puffy sleeves and floor-grazing ruffles. (Note that she doesn't even need a jacket. Like, she can wear short sleeves OUTSIDE AT THIS VERY MOMENT. *sobs again*) She accessorized with a gold pendant necklace, black handbag, patent platform pumps, white Chanel sunglasses, and a floppy white hat. We love this updated '70s look, especially paired with her golden brown waves and soft pink lips. It's soft and feminine, but still totally badass. #WERK
A still from the "Spring Breakers" trailer.
Photo: Muse Productions
After almost a YEAR of built-up anticipation via paparazzi shots and Instagram snaps, we're finally getting to see some footage from Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers. We've pulled ourselves out of the *deeeeep inhale and then monstrous yawn* daybreak hours, the legendary director is finally letting us see the trailer. As we imagined from the teaser photos of the girls getting arrested and wielding guns and ski masks, the movie's PYT stars Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens, and Rachel Korine unfurl before your eyes into gritty, grimey characters like you've never seen them before.
Riff Raff-channeling James Franco makes his grand entrance just before the minute mark and Gucci Mane follows soon after. While we still have yet to see how rumored co-star Heather Morris will play out in this story, the trailer is simultaneously tiding us over and amping up our excitement for the movie's official release. Mark your calendars, y'all: Spring Breakers opens March 22 in New York and Los Angeles and nationwide on March 29.
On the inescapable (for us, anyway) style side of things, the trailer is also helping us beat the winter blahs with its Spring Break wardrobe realness. We all agreed that shopping for swimsuits in January was pushing the calendar a little bit, but we did track down some of the movie's style essentials so you can cop the Spring Breakers look now. You're welcome!
Lena Dunham on the February issue of 'Interview'/ Allison Williams on the February cover of 'Company.'
Photo: via 'Interview' and 'Company' magazines.
Hannah wears thrifted dresses. Marnie goes for Jackie-O shifts. Hannah's messy. Marnie's painfully neat. Let's cut to the chase here, shall we? If you watch Girls, then you know that Lena Dunham and Allison Williamss characters are about as opposite as they come. It's these undeniable differences that drove them apart as roommates at the end of last season, and- spoiler alert!- are already coming into play in season two. But while all the onscreen drama's clearly fiction, the co-stars continue to work completely opposite looks on a pair of February covers (coincidence?). Lena takes a retro turn in stripped-down mod for Interview magazine, framed in a black and white portrait by Gregory Harris. With her pixie crop, accentuated lashes, and statement eyeliner, the muse for the shoot is obvious (here's a hint...).
Justin Timberlake's return to music, after around six years without putting out a solo album, has been one of the biggest, most exciting bits of news so far this week, this month, and yea, this year (it's only January, so we can say that). From the glorious moment we saw JT tweet out his "I'm Ready" video announcement, we've been fantasizing about what this new record might sound like and (of equal import to us) whether his touring and promotional steez for the new music would be more akin to FutureSex/LoveSounds or his *NSync glory days (given the '90s revival that's sweeping the fashion world). The Clinton era and the early aughts that followed were both questionable times in style history, and while we're trying to stay positive and trust that Timberlake is bringing sexy back, the following 22 accessories ain't justified, and we'd prefer they stay in the past.
THIS SINBAD EARRING
Justin Timberlake in 1997.
Photo: Getty Images
Even he looks unsure about it.
Snooki unveils her Snooki Couture headphones, earbuds, and audio accessories.
Photo: Getty Images
She may be a new mom and kicking off a brand spankin' new season of Snooki & JWOWW, but rest assured, Snooki is not slowing down on her mission to own a piece in every. single. aspect. of the style industry. The Princess of Poughkeepsie has just added a new vertical to her Snooki Couture fashion enterprise with the reveal of her forthcoming tech accessories which, according to her Instagram, will be available for meatballs nationwide come summertime. Yep. The girl already has self-branded and designed flip flops, jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, and beauty products, but now she's adding headphones, earbuds, and landline phones to her arsenal. Alright, girl! We see you doing work. *high fives the computer monitor*
Beck for Saint Laurent Spring 2013.
Photo: Via YSL's Facebook
Ever since former Dior Homme creative director Hedi Slimane took over Yves Saint Laurent last summer, the French fashion house has slowly transformed into Hedi's complete vision for the brand. Not only did he change the iconic YSL name to Saint Laurent Paris, but his use of bold black and white portraits showcasing his favorite musicians (like Citizens! frontman Tom Burke) in tailored Saint Laurent pieces has upped the cool factor in a way that we love. The spring 2013 campaign hit the web yesterday, and Hedi featured longtime friend (and MTV Style favorite!) Beck. We totally spazzed out as we clicked through the photos (which also feature British model Edie Campbell) for a totally rock-n-roll-meets-couture spread that we're obsessed with. In one look (above), Beck sports a chambray shirt with a loose skinny tie, fringe suede jacket and tousled blonde strands. Me-ow!
Karlie Kloss for Donna Karan New York and Cara Delevingne for DKNY spring campaigns.
Photo: via DKNY PR Girl Tumblr
Donna Karan, are you reading our minds? Not that we're complaining or anything, because the New York designer has cast not just one but TWO of our favorite models in her spring campaigns! Double whammy, much? This season Karlie Kloss reprises her role as the face of the uber-elegant Donna Karan New York label (she repped the Resort 2013 line as well). Walking barefoot along the ocean and clad in an embellished pink spaghetti strap dress, the ex-dancer looks every bit the part of a beachy ballerina in this gorge campaign. And hey, matching pretty evening wear to the sunset and seawater doesn't hurt, either....
Meanwhile, Cara Delevingne's got the city slicker thing down on lock in the ads for the cool sister label DKNY. The model might be from London, but if you ask us, she totally nails the part as a New Yorker in these '90s-inspired shots.