Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi on Oct. 24, and her Snooki Couture fragrance and nail polish collection.
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Jessica Simpson, watch your back: Snooki is officially becoming THE next big fashion and beauty entrepreneur, and there's no stopping her. Just a couple weeks ago the Jersey Shore girl launched her own accessories line, and it appears that was just the beginning of her fashion world domination. Last night she debuted her second fragrance, Snooki Couture, and her first ever nail polish collection, called All That Glitters, on HSN. This is in addition to her thriving sunglasses, sandals, handbags, and slippers collections mind you, which already have a super-strong fan base. #WERK
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I've said it (aka tweeted it) and I'll say it again: Maluca Mala is EVERYTHING. Yeah, there's a whole crop of emerging ferosh female MCs doing their thang right now, but y'all MUST keep an eye out for the awesomely self-described Dominican princess with a penchant for spitting sassy flows. What really gets my lashes batting are the Harlem-raised talent's serious head-turning eye candy '90s-heavy lewks she fearlessly werqs/I sartorial Stan for. (Color contacts and chokers = <3!) Like Maluca, I'm a fan of a good designer-meets-thrift combo. Unlike Maluca, I'm not homies with the Opening Ceremony crew and don't own custom-made Levi's courtesy of Nicola Formichetti. :'( There's also that VFiles "Xtreme Fashion Week" video in which MM plays host whilst sporting a video camera on her forehead and brilliantly gushes to A. Wang post-show: "That collection was like, OVA!" *Faints* #PleaseBeMyBFF Additionally, I'm obsessed with homegirl's "Lola" music video starring bad ass super-model JENNY SHIMIZU. *J'Dead* Well, I got Maluca to take a hot sec from her dizzying studio sched—where she's finishing up her sure-to-be AMAZE 'Massive Pow Pow' EP—to spill the fashion-y rave-friendly beans for this week's Favorite Things. FYI: Sartorial-induced side-effects include envy and euphoria.
Alia Wang and Karlie Kloss in Alexander Wang Spring 2013 designs.
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It's well-storied within the fashion community that Alexander Wang's niece, Aila, is one of the (expectedly) best-dressed children on the planet. (Sorry, Suri Cruise!) But seeing her clad in custom threads from her sartorial magician of an uncle AND juxtaposed with Karlie Kloss serving up smoky-eyed realness in the same collection? Our brains have had such a difficult time reconciling the simultaneous cute and fierce that yea, we ARE still talking about these looks close to a month after they each first graced the world. YOU MAD??? The clincher for us is how next-level genius Wang's Spring 2013 collection is rendered by seeing these images in tandem.
Snooki wearing some pieces from her Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi collection.
Photo: Via The Style Queen's Tumblr and Facebook
Friends, you might want to remember this day because it's certainly going down in MTV Style history. As of this very moment, Snooki will have officially dominated every corner of the accessories market, and there's no turning back. The Jersey Shore girl has already created multiple (successful) accessories collections including sunglasses, sandals, handbags, and slippers, but there was still one giant area left untouched: jewelry and hair accessories. And guess what? Snooki will be creating JUST that! Online retailer Style Queen announced that they'll be carrying Snooki's debut jewelry and hair accessories collection, called Snooki Couture By Nicole Polizzi, starting November 12.
Actual Halloween is still exactly one week away, but the beauty of having All Hallows' Eve fall on a Wednesday is that you get TWO weekends to celebrate! Whether your spooky festivities are kicking off this coming weekend, or you're saving it all up for the proper fright night, we have some easy peasy costume ideas inspired by some of our favorite fashion plates that require extreeeeeemely minimal effort on your part, but are sure to be #totesamaze. Let's get started!
Dress like Karl Lagerfeld for Halloween.
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Karl Lagerfeld is not only a chic, high fashion Halloween option, near-replicating his luxe minimalist, heavily tailored steez for the purposes of this holiday is actually not that difficult nor does it have to be super expensive. You can cop almost all of Karl's stark black and white pieces at your nearest Forever 21, put your hair in a ponytail (COVERED in white hair spray), and finish it off with a pair of sunglasses and fingerless leather gloves.
+ Blazer: Double-Breasted Blazer ($27.80)
+ Shirt: Pleated A-Line Shirt ($22.80)
+ Sunglasses: Jack Martin Frisky Business Sunglasses ($12.95)
+ Pants: Essential Pintucked Ankle Trousers ($24.80)
+ Tie: White Solid Tie ($4.95)
+ Brooches: Layered Rhinestone Brooch in Gunmetal ($6.80) and Rhinestone Frond Pin ($9.80)
+ Shoes: Studded Oxfords ($22.80)
+ Fingerless Gloves: River Road Hollister Shorty Fingerless Gloves ($13.59)
+ White Hair Spray: White Hair Spray ($2.99)
Taryn Manning behind the DJ booth.
Photo: Courtesy of Taryn Manning
I've <3ed Taryn Manning ever since circa 2002, when I was an overweight unconvincingly closeted suburban-bred tween whose face leaked into my XL butter-drenched popcorn all eight times I watched the CLASSIC CINEMA COMING-OF-AGE MASTERPIECE known as Crossroads, in which Manning portrayed Brit Brit Spears' (!!!) knocked-up BFF alongside Zoe Saldana. Other reasons I remain obsessed: let us not forget the immaculateness that was Boomkat (Manning and her bro's electro-pop dope duo), specifically "The Wreckoning" music vid in which a trench-coat clad Manning furiously struts around a junkyard with killer bangs/heels singing Girl Power!/AIM away message-friendly lyrics (See: "I came, I saw, I kicked some ass!") #SheBetterWork There's also those edgy roles including Eminem's kinda cray ex in 8 Mile and, of course, playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow, which found Manning nabbing many raves/nominations and rocking some major Bo Derek-esque dreads realness. (PS, back off, I'm considering this salacious lewk as my Halloween costume. *Hair flip*) Did I mention the killer actress' resume includes getting her acting on alongside Oscar Golden Girls like Helen Mirren and Renee Zellweger? Or that she made my nostalgic aughties' heart beat loud when playing Kirsten Dunst's home girl in Crazy/Beautiful and partaking in many a make-out session with Freddie Prinze Jr. (!!!) in an indie rom-com? *Faints* Also, my tear ducts have never been the same since Manning's performance on a recent episode of Law & Order: SVU. As of late, the quadruple uber-talented threat is killing it on many a flat-screen with major recurring roles on Hawaii Five-O and Sons of Anarchy, getting all the cool kids around the universe in a downright tizzy as an in-demand DJ, aaaand, thank the gay gods, banging out new pop gems as a pint-sized pop star and once again showcasing those smoke-y soulful pipes and synth-heavy beats. Her latest mega tune "Send Me Your Love", off her forthcoming EP, is already a Top 10 Billboard Dance smash/losing-your-damn-mind-on-the-dance-floor-inducing anthem, and you'd be a fool to not get your iTunes on ASAP. Alas, I got Taryn to send me her L-U-V/favorite fashion-y thangs. You’re very welcome. If you're anything like me, prepare for a Crossroads marathon/8 Mile soundtrack listening session (yep, she’s crooning up on that too)/overwhelming urge to get a unicorn tatt/many a heart explosion.
Emma Roberts wears the Nanette Lepore sunglasses she inspired.
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It seems like every day there's a new designer x celebrity collaboration, but less ubiquitous are the moments when a star takes the backseat and serves as the creative inspiration and, in return, the promotional vehicle for a line or an individual piece. Such is the case with Emma Roberts and the limited edition sunglasses Nanette Lepore designed for her. Last night was the official launch of the Emma-inspired shades, and Roberts, Lepore, and Vogue Eyewear celebrated in style with an intimate party on the VIP floor of the 5th Avenue Sunglass Hut. (Yes, that's a thing that exists, and we have the pictures to prove it.) We caught up with Emma herself to get her reaction to the finished product and serving as Nanette's design inspiration.
Kavita D., Lua P., and Paulitta Suchowera.
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Yo, beanies are back! They never really, um, went away per se, but the crisp fall weather means we're back to bustin' out this wardrobe staple. And thank GAWD, right? It 1.) Goes with everything, and 2.) Goes with everything. How many more reasons do you need? It'll add an instant '90s grudge edge to any ensemble (and warmth on a cold day, obvi), plus it looks good on literally every face shape. We found three bloggers who sported the ol' black beanie in the FIERCEST of ways, so let's find out more about these too-cool-for-school chicks, shall we?
We may be hallucinating, but we're pretty sure our childhood has come back to haunt us via rainbow-emblazoned Trapper Keepers. *rubs eyes* Oh, yep, it's definitely back, and it's got Lisa Frank's name/neon color scheme written all over it. Today, Urban Outfitters debuted—get this—an entire collection of vintage Lisa Frank goodies, and it's the REAL deal, y'all. Like, we're not talking about her new clothing line that hit the web last winter, we're talking about the actual '80s and '90s technicolor sticker sheets, notebooks and folders that the smaller, scrunchie-sporting versions of ourselves used to carry oh-so-happily down our elementary school hallway. *squee* Suddenly, it feels like our 40-hour work week could go by just a wee bit faster if we could stare at a panda in cuffed overalls wearing a too-tiny hat painting rainbows all day! Wait, that actually exists—in binder form—and it's only $35. Yessssss. Also, we're gonna need to jazz up our cubicle a little bit, so we should probably swipe a couple of these jumbo sticker sheets while we're here.
Iggy Azalea for House of Holland Eyewear.
Photo: via House of Holland Facebook
We hate to say we told you so, but we TOTALLY called it! After seeing mysterious photos pop up on Iggy Azalea's Twitter a couple months back, featuring the Aussie rapper showing off House of Holland sunglasses, we wondered if a campaign was in the works. Turns out we were right— the images have officially dropped! And yes, they're absolutely amazing. The emerging hip hop star is working her modeling chops in a huge way, showing off House of Holland's debut collection of shades against a bright blue Los Angeles sky.