Could this look more like a Mariah Carey album cover?
Photo: Galore Magazine
Shay Mitchell is on the cover of Galore magazine's Bombshell Issue and with good reason. The Pretty Little Liars star is giving us major Lolita vibes in the Jacob Dekat shoot. The shoot features Mitchell in a mixture of pointedly girl-next-door looks (in particular a striped COURREGES vintage shirt from Ludwig Boutique and shorts from Mango), that contrast nicely with the more risqué, bright-red cutout bikini and stacked platform heels that she sports for the other half of the shoot.
Real talk: who wore this collar better?
Photo: @ladygaga Instagram/Splash News
Yesterday, Lady Gaga left her apartment wearing the above Tudor ruff because—IDK—it was Wednesday? We all celebrate the middle of the week differently, right? She wore an oversized blazer, her new fave wig, and carried Asia, who was just hanging. Literally—look at her cute li'l legs!
Last night, Gaga posted photos of Asia wearing the Elizabethan collar (but not that Elizabethan collar) which begs the question: who wore it better? OK, it doesn't, but play along, plz?
Karlie Kloss has a jam-packed schedule and résumé. Not only is she a Victoria's Secret model, a student at Harvard, an entrepreneur and chef (specializing in gluten-free cookies, natch), besties with Taylor Swift, and, NBD, a member of the House of Style family. Well, now you can add charitable eyewear designer to the mix.
Kloss has partnered up with Warby Parker, the eyewear retailer. Her collaboration with the sunglasses company includes six limited-edition styles. The three frames, each of which come in two colorways, retail for $145 ($195 with prescription), and are made of Japanese titanium frames.
Photo: Danielle Owens-Reid
“Happy Pride” said the really attractive girl that I couldn’t actually carry on a conversation with because she was ~2 pretty 2 live~. I’m v. grateful to MTV Style for allowing me the opportunity to take pictures of hotties and cool kids without seeming like a creep.
Dyke Day LA is an all-day picnic that happens in Barnsdall Park right after Dyke March. Since 2008, they’ve been killin it, finally finding a way to mix the cray of Pride weekend with the calm of a family picnic. The general vibe is cool kids, hip families, hot ladies, and a handful of people who pass out flyers/take-out menus? I knew I was about to have the best time because my friend told me she goes every year, and she’s a lot cooler than me.
Photo: Dannielle Owens-Reid
I had a blast, largely because the music was BANGIN'. I don’t need an excuse to dance to "Problem," but I appreciate being able to do so surrounded by all of the pretty lesbians. Also, everyone is dressed so cool and hip, and I made my friends ask people if I could take their picture.
An interesting fact about me—I can’t talk to hotties. AT ALL. Especially when the hotties are dressed well. At Dyke Day, I was intimidated even more than usual because not only was everyone attractive and cool, but they all seemed intelligent, funny, creative, and hard-working, which means wife material. YOU CAN’T JUST APPROACH YOUR FUTURE WIFE ALL NONCHALANT, YOU KNOW?!
Prince at the French Tennis Open on June 2.
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No one lives up to their name quite like Prince. The funk lord's outfits are always stage-ready even when he's just chillin' on the sidelines. Today at the French Open, Prince totally stole the show in his relaxed-yet-regal ensemble, which included a white turtleneck worn under an oversized navy jersey with matching flared trousers. (Also, please note the barely-there 'stache. Perfection.) But it's The Purple One's accessory of choice that we think really stole the show. And we're NOT talking about those mirrored aviator sunglasses.
Mariah Carey in her subway finest.
Photo: @mariahcarey Instagram
For most people, taking the subway is not very glamorous. You're crammed in a narrow box with people who wear huge backpacks and DGAF that, like, three extra people could fit in the space of their bag. Yesterday, four other people and I were prevented from holding onto anything because a woman decided to rest her entire body against a pole at rush hour. In short: The subway is the worst.
Mariah Carey, on the other hand, obviously does not think it's that bad. Maybe it's because she treats it as a luxurious mode of transportation? The elusive chanteuse obviously enjoyed her time on the 1 train late last night, sharing photos from the event (only for Mariah Carey and tourists is riding the subway an event worthy of capturing on Instagram) and describing it as a "joyride" and her look as "#subwayincouture." While normally I try to avoid being on the 1 train at 2 AM, I would've paid to be there for this. Like, way more than the typical subway fare.
As you know, the #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTWEDDING is approaching. But for all that’s being said about it, we know surprisingly little about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s upcoming marriage extravaganza. While rumors have been swirling, we can glean that wedding guests are meeting in Paris and then mayyyybe flying from there to Florence where the pair could marry at Fort Belvedere. On Friday, there will be a brunch hosted by Valentino and covered by Vogue then followed by a rehearsal dinner. The next day, Kimye will be officially wed. Everything else we can only guess, from the soundtrack—aside from rumored guest of honor Lana Del Rey—to the vows which *fingers crossed* will be answered with “uh-huh honey.” We’re more preoccupied with the clothing though because when Kanye’s involved, that’s the main attraction. So, we did some sleuthing based on the couple’s whereabouts in Paris this past week and deduced all of the possibilities. Let’s get into it.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Saint Laurent in Paris.
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When: May 19, 2014
Where: 53 Avenue Montaigne
What it might mean for the wedding: Perhaps Kanye is trying to be “the bigger person” by extending a wedding invite to the fashion house’s head Hedi Slimane. Bonus points for Kanye if that invite comes without stipulation that Slimane can’t attend any other wedding this season. (After Slimane once told Kanye he could attend Saint Laurent’s show only if he didn’t attend any others that season, Kanye was inspired to write “I Am a God.”)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Versace in Paris.
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When: May 19, 2014
Where: 45 Avenue Montaigne
What it might mean for the wedding: Donatella Versace will probably be in attendance. The instinct here is to think that she’d be designing for the couple, their guests of honor, or even the place settings—Versace home is decadent like no other—but considering Kanye’s strict adherence to minimalism as of late, I’m going to rule that out since Versace’s aesthetic is all flash. More likely, they’ll be extending an invitation to Donatella to be their guest for this intimate weekend in reciprocation for her letting the Kardashian clan stay at her Miami home for a week this past March.
Pharrell Williams and the lamp he designed for Kartell.
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First off, hi! I'm back. Did you miss me? Did you even know I left? Probs not, but I'm writing for MTV Style again—this time from the West Coast. [Insert smug sunglasses emoji here.] But enough about that, let's get down to biz aka talking about Pharrell doing stuff—and by "stuff" I mean "designing lamps." Between creating a fragrance, collabbing with Adidas, and performing at awards shows, the N.E.R.D. frontman certainly wears many hats (heh). For his latest venture, Pharrell took on the world of furniture design by creating his own version of Ferruccio Laviani’s classic Bourgie table lamp. Italian furniture company Kartell invited Pharrell and 19 other designers (including Lenny Kravitz!) to re-imagine the iconic lamp on the 10th anniversary of its debut, and he totally killed it.
If you think M.I.A. couldn't possibly get any more outrageous, you clearly haven't seen her new "Double Bubble Trouble" music video yet. The psychedelic, politically-charged vid imagines a disturbing future where teens make guns on 3D MakerBot printers and dance under LED drones (and, worst of all, take selfies ALL day long). M.I.A. directed the video herself, and you can definitely feel the homemade realness amidst the trippy strobe light effects.
There are tons of blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments in the three minute and 26 second production (oh hai, 1984 references), so we went ahead and captured the coolest style tidbits that deserve some serious appreciation.
A still from M.I.A.'s 'Double Bubble Trouble' music video.
Photo: M.I.A's YouTube Page
M.I.A. wears an alphabet-print Moschino (circa 1990s) jacket + pants for about half of the video. Pairing the outfit with bright orange socks is a particularly nice touch.
"No pants, no problem" - The White House (probably)
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Ariana Grande is no stranger to evocative fashion, but her personal style has taken on a VERY sultry edge as of late. The pop star has traded in her side ponytails and A-line skirts for go-go boots and big hair. On Monday (April 21), she performed at the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll in an oversized purple sweater and white knee-high boots that would make Nancy Sinatra very proud. In fact, Grande's whole steez as of late is giving us major flash backs to the woman whose boots were made for walking.