Our hearts will go on for Leonardo DiCaprio.
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I don't care how old you were when the movie first came out, if you were alive during the theater release of Titanic, you have a 99.9999% chance of being a Leonardo DiCaprio STAN. Maybe it's a closeted superfandom, something you shield from your friends, family, and co-workers. Maybe it's a latent pining after Leo that you haven't even THOUGHT to conjure since his debilitating portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (also, his tobacco teeth in Django Unchained ALDFGK;LDF YICK). Whatever its manifestation, your love for Leo is there. Given all that, it's high time you dust off those Lip Smackers-laden Tiger Beat magazines because the reunion of DiCaprio with his William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann for the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has us all FEELINGSY about Leo's heartthrob heyday. To help ourselves through it (and maybe you too), we've rounded up all the best Leonardo DiCaprio Stan Swag the Internet has to offer.
Rihanna in New York on May 8.
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If there's one thing we know about Rihanna, it's that she LOVES breaking the rules (I mean, her Instagram name isn't BadGalRiRi for nothin'), and last night was no exception. She was spotted in NYC yesterday wearing a button-up shirt... that wasn't buttoned. Now, we're not talking about the whole grunge-inspired open flannel shirt with a tee underneath look, we're talking about a GORGE Balmain (thanks to Courtney Justice for that ID!) patterned blouse that she just straight-up decided to leave open with no shirt/bra/anything underneath (besides her signature body chain, of course). She managed to keep it closed by tucking it into a matching Balmain teal skater skirt (SMART) and finished the look with pointy nude pumps and giant hoop earrings.
A still from Avril Lavigne's 'Here's To Never Growing Up' music video.
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Prom season is upon us, you guys, and it looks like everyone, even Avril Lavigne, is getting into the spirit! The singer just premiered the video for her exuberant summer anthem "Here's To Never Growing Up" this morning, and it's every bit as nostalgia-inducing and fun-loving as the title suggests. She told MTV News earlier this week that her band swapped the clip's original theme for prom, because that way "we can dress up, the band can be in cool tuxedos," and boy, we're glad they did. When else would we be able to bear witness to Avril and her crew donning formalwear onstage (tulle dress and gold crown included)?! They might not be the most realistic fake prom band, per se, but that's definitely NOT the point. This vid's all about rocking out, not caring, and, duh, being young. Plus, with more than one Radiohead reference and—spoiler alert!—a complete revival of that "Complicated" outfit, Avril's clearly channeling her highschool self. Intrigued? Take a trip down memory lane and get the full style breakdown below!
Justin Bieber's 'The Simpsons' cameo and the 'V' Magazine spread it was modeled after.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/'V' Magazine
Here at MTV Style, we're card-carrying Justin Bieber fans (and/or apologists, depending on your perspective), so you better BELIEBE we'll be tuning in as Biebsy makes a cameo in this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons. Titled "The Fabulous Faker Boy," the episode centers around a *drumrollllll* musical performance. (Doh.) "He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in, and they won’t admit him," Simpsons executive producer/writer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly. Unlike Lady Gaga's entire dedicated episode in Springfield, Justin just makes a quick appearance, but WHAT an appearance it is! I mean, are you seeing this animated wardrobe?!
Hayley Williams talked music and fashion with Topshop.
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Given the fact that many of us have grown up alongside Paramore (and still can recite the lyrics to "Misery Business" by heart, NBD), there's a LOT we already know about frontwoman Hayley Williams. She has a killer tights game, for example. And despite the fact that she's one of few people in the world who can pull off tangerine makeup, she still released an all-orange MAC collection for the masses (and we think that if we wear it, we'll somehow look like Hayley Williams... sigh). Not to mention, this girl loves affordable, easy fashion. She even sports it on the red carpet and looks totally awesome amidst the sea of sequins and mini-dresses. Whether it's a Zara jumpsuit or that Topshop "Dweeb" shirt, leave it to the singer to make shopping at the mall cool. But despite all these tidbits of information we've collected about Hayley and the guys over the years, turns out there's some stuff we STILL need to be schooled on, and our friends at Topshop are here to help. The U.K. brand quizzed the star on her tour essentials, style icons, and more...and no matter how much you THINK you know Hayley, the answers might surprise you. Get the scoop below!
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In case y'all forgot, it's Mother's Day this weekend! Usually, we'd tell you to swipe up a super cute frock and wedges to celebrate the occasion (like these!), but this year we decided to do things just a WEE bit differently--by wearing mom jeans. You know the ones--they have a super high waist, usually come in a light/acid wash, are slightly baggy, tapered and cropped above the ankle. Saturday Night Live did a "Mom Jeans" sketch that PERFECTLY explains these bad boys in all their ill-fitting glory. Now you're probably like, "Um, why would I want to wear these weirdly baggy jeans in front of my family on Mother's Day?" and, well, honestly the fit is actually totally on-trend right now. Don't be scared of high-waisted jeans! Topshop even opened a "Mom Jeans" section of their website dedicated to that style of denim, so we know for a fact that we're onto something.
NikeiD's Customizable Liberty shoes.
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Shhh, you hear that? It's your shoe closet BEGGING you to add more printed sneaks to your collection. OK, maybe that's not what's really happening here, but you don't need to tell anyone that! Consider it all the excuse neccessary to join us in obsesssing over NIKEiD's new Liberty London goods. The sneaker giant has teamed up with the U.K. heritage label yet again on a line of flower power shoes—and while we've already called them out for kicking it up (heh) on the technology front with their sneaker wedges, this collab marks a very personal twist. NIKEiD, the special section of the brand that allows you to customize the shoes, has added Liberty's pretty florals to its arsenal of patterns and colors.
At face-value, without any context, these floral cat ears really aren't that offensive. Who doesn't like flowers? Or animals? What harm did headbands ever do to anyone? It all seems innocent enough. Prim, sweet, feminine, whatever. But (for us anyway) there's something truly sinister that lies within this headband's ingredients. This is the ill-advised headgear lovechild of 2012's two landmark fashion phenomenons: flower crowns and cat ears. And THAT, the reckless combination of these two things into a separate genre of accessory, makes this floral ears headband the evil Frankenstein's monster of played out mega-trends. Also, our collective worst nightmare.
Rihanna performing in custom Riccardo Tisci on the Diamonds World Tour.
Last night, Maud and I had the pleasure of seeing Rihanna in Brooklyn for the New York stop on her sold-out Diamonds World Tour. Actually, the show was supposed to be on Saturday but there was some scheduling kerfuffle involving The Nets and that's pretty much where my knowledge and interests end because I know ZERO about all sports outside of competitive eating. Anyway, as you know, we've been covering the DWT extensively, as well as the incredible performance outfits dreamt up by her genius styling team Adam Selman and Mel Ottenberg, so here are our collective thoughts on Rihanna's DWT togs IRL. Warning: be prepared for a DEPRESSING amount of envy given the all-custom-everything nature of the clothes that are displayed on the borg-perfect body of a bajillionaire.