Justin Bieber for 'The Hollywood Reporter.'
Photo: The Hollywood Reporter
Justin Bieber is NOT swaggy. And that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the 19-year-old pop star showed up for his interview with The Hollywood Reporter in a bright red onesie. Hey, a dude’s gotta be comfortable for a long, serious sit-down, right?
Despite the fact that some people (including Justin himself up until now) might argue that the Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013 plaid Doberman Pinscher sweatshirt he wears on the cover of the mag is the very definition of "swaggy" (see also: "awesome"), Bieber is no longer defining his look as such. “I'm very influenced by black culture, but I don't think of it as black or white," he says. "It's not me trying to act or pose in a certain way. It's a lifestyle—like a suaveness or a swag, per se. But I don't really like to say the word ['swag'] anymore. It's kind of played out." Welp, that settles it. R.I.P., swag.
Ke$ha’s jewelry collaboration, Kesha Rose by Charles Albert, has been on shelves for a few months now. Any Animal will tell you that it’s totally weird, which is both a compliment and a testament to Ke$ha’s ability to translate her ~unique~ style sensibilities to an entire line of accessories. The pieces are broken up into mini-collections and are stacked with stunning stones, spikes, blue roses (her signature symbol) and penises. Yup, penises. Big, small, on rings, earrings and a necklace, the cartoonish male genitalia is undoubtedly the most *achem* recognizable item in the bunch.
A still from GoldieBlox's 'Princess Machine' commercial.
Photo: GoldieBlox's YouTube Page
Holy smokes. Please look at this new video from the toy company GoldieBlox because it is EXCELLENT. Set to a remake of the Beastie Boys’ “Girls,” it features a Rube Goldberg machine (an overly-complicated contraption that relies on a sort of domino-effect to complete a simple task) that destroys tea sets, marabou feathers, dolls, a rolling pin, a see-saw, a badminton racket, and a parasol, delighting a crew of really frickin’ adorable girls. If you’re not familiar with the company, GoldieBlox was launched last year with help from a gobsmackingly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $285,881; way over their $150,000 goal.
Founder and CEO Debbie Sterling, a Rhode Island native who studied engineering at Stanford, wanted to start a movement to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers,” attributing the discouraging lack of women in her profession to a dearth of maker-minded toys for girls. GoldieBlox features a book, a tool kit, and a construction set, with the book as a sort of Trojan Horse for girls who tend to be more verbally inclined (“boys like to build; girls like to read,” she says in her Kickstarter video).
Miley Cyrus, her bleached eyebrows, and Miranda Kerr.
Photo: @mileycyrus Instagram
Do you guys notice something a little ~off~ in this picture? Is it that Miley Cyrus is resting what are probably red lipsticked lips on Miranda Kerr's white cut-out shoulder dress? Maybe you're asking yourself, "Why are Miranda and Miley hanging out in the first place?" Or maybe, just maybe, it's because MILEY CYRUS HAS NO EYEBROWS. THEY ARE GONE. ADIOS. SAYONARA. GOOD DAY.
Miley posted her new look to Instagram early this morning and, like, are her eyebrows even there? Did she shave them off entirely? In the photo with Miranda, you can see the outline of what was once a brow (RIP). The black-and-white filter isn't helping distinguish what is there and what isn't (we're onto you, Miley), but if you tilt your screen to different angles and/or squint, you can make out some very bleached eyebrows. They're still there, guys, PHEW: they're just so light they blend in with her skin color.
Right on the heels of the release of Katy Perry's "Unconditionally" music video, Iggy Azaela sat down with the new COVERGIRL on MTV to talk about the vid, touring, songwriting, and what she would name a cat if it were presented to her (Kiggy, obviously). Both looked fabulous as always.
Iggy skewed very formal for your average interviewer, decked out in her much talked about 2013 EMA cut-out dress by Dilek Hanif, Cartier jewelry, and red Jimmy Choo shoes. Katy, on the other hand, wore a look that was totally different from her turquoise Zac Posen dress, her mirrored performance outfit, and her fishnet/Chanel post-show dress. She opted instead for a short, Peter Pan collar dress from Shibuya 109 in Tokyo, which she paired with black knee socks. (If you're keeping track, that brings her to a total of 4 outfits that night. *wipes sweat off upper lip*
A still from Katy Perry's "Unconditionally" music video.
Photo: Capitol Records
Katy Perry really is growing up, y'all! In a stark contrast to her bubblegum Candyfornia image of yesteryear, KP has released the music video for "Unconditionally," the second official single off of her Prism album, and it's super mature and gorgeous (just like her!). Where the lyric video for the track was really stripped down and bare, the full-fledged music video is more about beautiful, rich imagery and symbolism which Katy revealed in her MTV First with Iggy Azalea was meant to express that abstract phenomenon of falling in love—and apparently unconditional love also comes with a swagged out closet of designer goods, so sign us up! We were fortunate enough to catch up with Katy's long-time trusted stylist Johnny Wujek to pick his brain about the ogle-worthy wardrobe and its inspiration.
Solange celebrates the release of 'Saint Heron' wearing teal Pumas.
Photo: Getty Images
Today in “duh” news, Puma rolled out a new ad campaign featuring four budding “It” girls who were all hand-picked and art directed by singer/eBay curator/Queen of Mixed Prints, Solange Knowles. OK, so her role in the campaign isn’t ~exactly~ what we imagined, but we’ve had a sinking suspicion for a while now that Solange proooobably had something in the works with the increasingly stylish shoe brand. (We just thought it’d be more along the lines of, like, being the face, err, foot of the ad, or perhaps designing some special edition print-heavy kicks.)
A still from Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video.
Photo: Def Jam Records/The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Sure, if there's ONE thing about Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video you're talking about, it's likely that eye-popping Kim Kardashian cameo. (ICYMI: girl is topless—NOT naked, she's wearing jeans, y'all—and bouncing all over Ye's motorcycle. #innuendo) But here at MTV Style, our collective mind is on a single track, and not even Ye
trying to make "fetch" happen inserting his *achem* buxom fiancé into this music video can distract us from the fashion at hand. So, let's talk about these layered plaids.
Katy Perry gets prismatic.
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Yesterday, Katy Perry announced via Twitter that she'll be spanning the globe in 2014 to support her new album, Prism, on the Prismatic World Tour (which kicks off in London in May). Obviously, our response was: MEOW! Also, YAY! The release of Perry's fourth studio album has ushered in a new era of style for the chameleonic singer, who's long been a courageous pioneer of rainbow-colored hair and exaggerated sartorial statements.
Since she first started promoting Prism a few months ago, Katy's typically been rotating three thematic looks: 1.) Tiger Style—which reflects "Roar," her first single off the new album and has been worn for several live performances of the song 2.) '90s Schoolgirl Steez—which is trending HARD right now and is usually rocked during non-performance appearances and 3.) "Perfectly Prismatic," the most literal interpretation of her album title—iridescent, mirrored, a Lisa Frank visual spectacular. So which look will she choose to sport on tour?