Nicole Richie and Ben Lyons help their friend Erin Foster pick out a first date look.
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OH, the age-old "girl-cute" vs "boy-cute" debate. Especially among the more fashionably inclined, there's often a disconnect between what ladies and their friends think is super cute and what the boys that date them are into for their ladies. Whether you're a staunch follower of The Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine, or more of a girly girl, you've surely been party to an "are overalls fun or fugly" convo or two. This makes getting ready for dates (be they first or otherwise) REALLY hard! Nicole Richie understands, and addresses this difficult, serious topic in her new episode of #CandidlyNicole. You want to look cool, but you don't want to look, you know, like an art piece or anything #balance. Also, harem pants. Don't do it. Nicole actually suggests waiting until a man is "legally bound" to you before you break out those bad boys, but we have to say, we think it's important that you show your partner your true colors before then because: honesty. ANYWAY, Nicole's friend, film critic and Extra host Ben Lyons is brought in as dude consult to help ladyfriend and fellow comedienne (who you may remember as Marissa Cooper's enemy Heather from The O.C.) Erin Foster pick out a look for a first date. Obviously, hilarity ensues.
So, if you've been a super-mega-awesome devoted MTV Style fan from the wee beginning, there's a SLIGHT chance you might remember the time that Ke$ha wore a shark on her face. If not (hahaha), let us explain. Back in 2011, Ke$ha tweeted a pic of herself sporting a hammerhead mask (?) with the caption "I have a new spirit animal!!" and literally nothing else. No explanation, no follow up, nothing. Since it was in October, we assumed it was some pre-Halloween gag, but thanks to the latest episode of My Crazy Beautiful Life, the mystery is FINALLY explained—nearly two years after we wrote the original post. *buries face into hands, sobs*
Solange in the June/July issue of "Complex".
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It doesn't matter whether she's rocking brick print suits in her music video for "Losing You" or breathing new life into tired festival fashion at SXSW, Solange Knowles looks good in pretty much everything. Seriously, though, has this girl EVER had a bad outfit? *crickets* Yeah, that's what we thought. So given her fashion cred, it should come as a surprise to pretty much nobody that the über-talented younger Knowles sister has landed herself yet another magazine cover, this time for Complex. The publication's self-proclaimed "sexy but classy cover shoot" shows Solange sporting her signature red-orange lipstick and gazing straight up against the bold blue background. The minimalist profile shot is compelling enough on its own, but flip inside the issue and it gets even better, like Solange lounging upon plastic-covered chairs in colorblocked separates. See even more awesomeness below!
2013 NBA Playoffs post-game podium style in a nutshell.
You guys, the NBA Playoffs are really, really long. Most of you (sportsball misanthropists and fans alike) have likely not been keeping that vigilant a watch on the tourney. Your team maybe didn't make it or got eliminated early or IDK, you're just waiting until things really start heating up to dive in or whatever. Welp, sadly, it's not within our jurisdiction to catch you up on all the banner plays, dunks, and stuffs. BUT we can offer you something just as good, if not BETTER: all the best podium fashion the 2013 NBA Playoffs has to offer (so far)! Yup, we're walking you through our top 10 style moments from the post-game press conferences, from Russell Westbrook's see-through specs to Iman Shumpert's high-top fade. (Unfortunately, Dwyane Wade's manpris are technically pre-game fodder, but trust we'll get to it later.) If you thought last year's faux glasses Finals were major, you truly haven't seen anything yet.
Carrie Underwood on the June cover of Marie Claire.
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I don't know if there really is something different about southern girls, but Carrie Underwood is sure turning on the southern charm on the June cover of Marie Claire magazine. The American Idol champ and SIX TIME Grammy winner posed in a sun drenched shoot for the mag, inspiring our yearnings for summer with her glowing shock of white blonde hair and bright graphic shift. Carrie toes the line between good girl and bad, looking ready to take off in her red convertible at any second, leaving you blinking in the dust. Although we might see Carrie as all glitter and country sparkle, the accompanying interview reveals a grit and sass that her exterior doesn't even begin to suggest.
The Rihanna for River Island summer collection.
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In case we haven't made it obvious enough, we are so stoked for the release of Rihanna's second collection with River Island! Just yesterday, we peeped a behind-the-scenes video where RiRi dished on all her affordable, summery staples, and today, we were graced with the oh-so-fierce campaign images featuring models Jourdan Dunn, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Ataui Deng and Tao Okamoto. We have to admit that seeing these pieces styled IRL brings Rihanna's summer collection to a whole OTHER level of awesome that we kinda-sorta can't handle. Like, um, haiii Jourdan. *wipes fog off of glasses* How '90s supermodel chic does she look in that solid red one-piece with a leather mini backpack and matching hat? SO. GOOD. Bambi also channeled her inner badass in a backward snapback, black crop top and matching shunderwear. Also, those brows.
What happens when you combine One Direction, Little Mix, nail art, and (our favorite pastime!) sleeping?? Look no further than the epic collision of awesomeness above. What's going on here? Welp, first off, our faaaaavorite Brit-Irish boy band member Zayn Malik is SLEEPING *pause for a beat* SHIRTLESS, but more specificially, he's just gotten a prank manicure from his girlfriend, Little Mix's Perrie Edwards. On one hand, we're all, "Fiiiiine, we'll face facts that Z is spoken for," but on the other, the Bieber's Girlfriend-esque first-person perspective of Perrie's snap gives us the opportunity (if even for a split-second) to pretend that this is OUR hand holding Zayn's and OUR evil genius behind his mid-slumber manicure. That is, until take one look at the nail wraps' packaging... DOH. There she is!
Selena Gomez for "InStyle" magazine.
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OK, so we ALREADY had a mild freakout when Selena Gomez's June InStyle cover finally hit our eyeballs last week—but you guys, the "Come & Get It" singer isn't through with her InStyle takeover just yet! In this brand new video, the magazine goes behind the scenes of the photoshoot and gets the scoop on her personal style and unexpected shopping obsessions, straight from Sel herself! She dishes on her favorite look from the spread, that amaze patterned Kenzo ensemble above, which she loves because it's SO different from her normal steez. "I never do prints in my personal style or red carpet, so I thought it would be fun for me to do prints for this," she spills in the clip, "I always like to change it up for different photoshoots."
Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn on "Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn."
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Have we ever told you about the time Karlie Kloss saved our lives? Well, maybe we're being dramatic, but it sure felt like it. Picture a cold Fashion Week day, running from show to show, the bitter cold stealing what tiny morsels of energy we have left. It was rough, we didn't think we were going to make it, and there just wasn't ANY time to eat. In swooped House of Style host Karlie, with her filling but also delicious "Kookies," and we were able to make it all the way to the end of the night. After that, we got "Karlie Forever" tattooed on our biceps in a banner carried by little birds, enclosed in a heart. JKJK, but really we heart Karlie forever and always. We also heart Jourdan Dunn, and wait impatiently for every new episode of her hilariously adorable cooking show, Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn, on Life + Times. In the latest episode, Karlie and Jourdan come together to cook not one but TWO amazing dishes: curry and, of course, a batch of Karlie's Kookies!
Mark McNairy and Pharrell.
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Pharrell and Mark McNairy's individual clothing lines are awesome enough on their own, but when these two team up?! You can BET they're going to blow it right out of the ballpark. After all, the design duo has done it in the past with their collaborative Bee Line brand of graphic tees, striped button-ups, and varsity jackets. But now P. and McNairy's worlds of streetwear and menswear are colliding yet again for a slick new collection of BBC goods...and this time, they're going dark. The producer, singer, designer and all-around multi-hyphenate has recruited the McNasty maestro for BBC Black, a capsule of monochromatic pieces that are anything but basic. Melding military fabrics with slouchy-yet-tailored cuts, the line's entirely black colorway means that the focus stays on the clothing's streetwear silhouette, while still keeping things clean and crisp. Get more details on the line from Pharrell and McNairy below!