When most girls my age were kissing framed photos of Devon Sawa or putting posters of Rider Strong up in their lockers, I was developing a habit of sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night to watch Late Night with Conan O'Brien. (OK, fine, I also had posters of Leonardo DiCaprio and JTT, but let's forget about that for a moment, for the sake of this intro.) I had a number of favorite sketches—desk driving, "If They Mated," cameos from "Andy's sister" played by Amy Poehler, and the Synchro-Vox segments with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, etc.—but none had me LOLing so hard as the remote segments that took Conan to various exotic locales like the Teen Beat offices or the American Girl store. The dude is excellent on his feet.
Twenty-odd years later, these are still my favorite segments in Conan's TBS show, but now, I can stay up as late as I want! In anticipation of Coco hosting tomorrow's MTV Movie Awards (Sunday, April 13, 9 p.m. EST on MTV), I've gathered up some of my favorite remote clips—ones that had a hilarious bent on some aspect of style, whether that means shopping, trying out beauty techniques, or undergoing several wildly different outfit changes. TBH, I've been watching these well into the early a.m. hours every night this week, so I might as well share them. Enjoy!
+ CONAN BECOMES A MARY KAY CONSULTANT
+ CONAN GOES TO TEEN BEAT
Conan O'Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
He's done it before. Will he do it again? By "he," I mean, Conan O'Brien, and by "do it," I mean, of course, wear jeggings. Believe it or not, Conan has, in fact, worn jeggings previously. Pretty well, TBH. Even with way exaggerated sandblasting on the thighs, dude has nice, long, svelte legs. But will he try his hand at the ultra-stretchy, denim-spandex skinnies again when he hosts the 2014 MTV Movie Awards? According to his response to one fan during our #AskConan Twitter takeover: YES!
When we heard Conan O'Brien was hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards, we were like, "Awesome. We are totally #TeamCoco." Then we were like, "Wait. 'Coco' is Conan's nickname AND the name of a famous fashion designer. Could we, as a fashion blog, get any luckier? We are so #blessed." JK, we didn't say any of those things aloud (we don't speak in hashtags, for one), but that was definitely our sentiment, and so was born our quiz. Over the course of their careers, both Conan O'Brien and Coco Chanel have spoken generally about style and fashion, so we figured we'd see how easy it would be to tell which Coco said what.
We present to you, in bold, seven quotations. Below each of them is a set of pictures of Conan and Coco Chanel. All you have to do is click on who you think said the quote, and you'll see whether or not your response is correct. Good luck!
"People always say it’s tough to be a model—no! Turning a big crank is tough."
"It is always better to be slightly underdressed."
Iggy Azalea x Revolve clothing, coming soon.
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Blink and you might have missed Revolve’s cameo in the Clueless-themed video for Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy.” The online retailer played the very important role of providing the closet-organizing app for Iggy. As it turns out, their appearance in the video was more than just your run-of-the-mill product placement and a reminder that a closet organizing app needs to exist. (If you know of any good apps Cher would approve of, please holler this way.) It was IRL foreshadowing that Iggy and Revolve would team up. The Aussie rapper is slated to be the next face of the brand.
Lorde performing at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony.
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There were two remarkable things about Lorde singing with Nirvana at the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night. First of all, the 17-year-old singer was born two years AFTER Kurt Cobain's death (also, literal teen spirit). Secondly, she ditched her typically all-black attire for a curveball colorful ensemble—and it all worked perfectly. Going with her familiar wardrobe of dark, grungy pieces would have been a little bit too on-the-nose for her performance of 1993's "All Apologies." And as for the bubblegum-pink choice, it helped highlight Nirvana's very, very awesome decision to invite only female stars (Joan Jett, St. Vincent, and Kim Gordon) to sing in Cobain's stead. Feminist and unexpected? Yep, sounds like Lorde fit right in with Nirvana's iconic image.
Who is this guy?
In case you were worried that Drake's comedic chops were a one-time fluke when he hosted Saturday Night Live, I guess you've never seen Degrassi. JK, I guess you haven't yet watched Drake on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, where he took to the streets in a disguise to see what people really think about Drake.
While I'm not fully convinced he needed a disguise—I mean, none of these people recognized his voice, which is pretty distinct—he wore one that consisted of a dark chestnut version of Justin Bieber's original floppy hair and a fluffy beard. For extra diversion he added some glasses and a multi-colored striped shirt, which totally transformed him from Drake to an i-banker with bad eyesight. Or one who pretends as much so he can wear glasses with thick frames.
If you've ever wanted an idea of what it's like to go shopping with Fifth Harmony, you're in luck. While last summer we followed the ladies shopping for themselves before their first VMAs, they've recently shared their shopping skills with a fan, and we were there to see it all go down. We also sat down with the ladies to talk about their style icons, and they're more disparate than you might think!
Taylor Kitsch on the set of 'The Normal Heart.'
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A few things before we jump into the JEANS. Have you heard about The Normal Heart yet? It's HBO's forthcoming original film about HIV/AIDS awareness in the '80s, based off the popular play of the same name and stars Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, and Taylor Kitsch. If you've watched at least 15 minutes of Friday Night Lights in your lifetime, you are probably in love with
Tim Riggins Taylor Kitsch. Me too. So why am I just finding out that the CROTCH of his jeans for The Normal Heart needed to be "ELONGATED"?!???!?!???!???!? *Googles film's premiere date, clears out schedule for May 25, gives many thanks that the following day is a holiday, allowing for a full 24 hours of recovery*
As you can probably imagine, we are pretttty excited to see what everyone will wear to the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday. It is perhaps the most casual awards show out there, which leads to memorable outfits year after year. With a number of our faves like Lupita Nyong'o, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, and Shailene Woodley slated to appear, and Ellie Goulding and Rihanna on tap to perform, we're basically counting down the nanoseconds until the red carpet.
Because it is Movie Awards weekend, we figured we'd dedicate this week's #TBT to the 10 most memorable outfits (IMHO) of Movie Awards past. Check them out in all their glory, below.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards.
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Before Ryan Gosling was ~Ryan Gosling~, he was The Dude From The Notebook™. At the 2005 Movie Awards, Ryan decided to make a political statement, wearing a plain white tee that simply had "Darfur" printed across the front. He wore a black blazer with the shirt (hello, it's a red carpet), but ditched it when he and Rachel McAdams decided to reenact their kiss from The Notebook on stage. Rachel was dressed in bootcut jeans, pointed toe stilettos, and a strapless lace bustier, which is perhaps the most 2005-y outfit to ever exist.
Tommy Hilfiger and Zooey Deschanel at the launch of their collaboration.
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Zooey Deschanel has always been a bit prim and proper in her own adorkable way, so it’s pretty perfect that the actress/singer/nail-art extraordinaire has teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger on a capsule collection called "To Tommy, From Zooey," naturally. Zooey’s designs are exactly what we’d expect and want from her: hyper-femme pieces with a vintage flare that'd work as well for a concert as they would at family brunch. Oh yeah, and if yacht clubs are your stomping ground, you’re going to love this even more.