Hannah Montana WHO?
Get used to it, World. Miley Cyrus and her rear are here to stay, at least if the official promo photos from Bangerz are any indication. And you know what? She’s got some choice words for all the haterz out there: (SEE PHOTO ABOVE). Provocatively crouched on an armchair in black-and-white checkered pants, a plain white sports bra and her super-lux, mink-lined, gold Celine sandals (which come in at a cool $910 – NBD), Miley makes quite the statement amid a shady rain forest that’s seemingly set up with electrical outlet capabilities.
Sky Ferreira on the cover of 'Fader'
Photo: via The Fader
Sky Ferreira graces the cover of The Fader's Fall Fashion Issue and, even better, there's a behind the scenes video of the shoot! The cover was shot by the singer's friend, Sandy Kim, and while Sky looks less than pleased, the BTS vid shows that the shoot was actually full of LOLs (wow, and I thought the camera never lied).
YSL's Couture Tie & Dye nail polish.
Photo: Courtesy of YSL
So, we've already picked out our favorite must-have manis for Coachella this weekend (think: palm trees, peace signs and tribal print), but for the not-so-artistically-inclined folks, this news comes as kind of a bummer. But, hey, don't be too sad about your lack of painting skills just yet—YSL released a set of super cool "tie-dye" top coats that'll add an ombre effect to whatever polish you swipe it on. Let us explain! The La Laque Couture Tie and Dye collection (which comes in four colors: Cool, Pop, Hit, and Ice) has three different finishes layered inside one bottle. The bottom is infused with glitter, the center is a sheer tinted shade, and the top is straight-up clear gloss. If you dip the brush in and use as-is, it'll give your nails that killer gradient effect, but if you shake it up, it'll add an even, shimmery tinted top coat to put over your favorite colors (or bare nails!)
Photo: Courtesy of Willy Moon.
We didn't think there were too many dudes who could pull off a formal suit with the same swagger as, say, Mark Ronson or Justin Timberlake, but now that Willy Moon has graced us (and our iPods) with his presence, let's just say there's DEFINITELY room for more than one well-dressed singer in our lives. The New Zealand-born musician first made waves back in the fall when his breakout single "Yeah Yeah" was featured in an Apple commercial, but nowadays he's gaining traction for his slick style as well as his old-meets-new rockabilly sound. This 23-year-old has killer dance moves (you've got to see it to believe it), major vocal pipes, and an onstage style that's captivated British VOGUE, our little sisters, and everyone in between. And while people have been quick to peg his onstage steez (David Bowie! James Dean! The list goes on...), Willy tells us his inspiration isn't inspired by a particular person, but an idea. "On stage I dress like a rock'n'roll villain," he said over email last week. "I love the cartoonification of characters." This animated quality can be seen in the video for "Yeah Yeah," where the singer performs front and center in a slim-cut powder blue suit and a perfectly groomed coif. "We had an enormous selection of clothes, but I ended up choosing the McQueen suit because the blue really suited the way we wanted to shoot the video," he remembers. "I've always liked 3-piece suits and hated ties so it was a perfect combination."
Beck for Saint Laurent Spring 2013.
Photo: Via YSL's Facebook
Ever since former Dior Homme creative director Hedi Slimane took over Yves Saint Laurent last summer, the French fashion house has slowly transformed into Hedi's complete vision for the brand. Not only did he change the iconic YSL name to Saint Laurent Paris, but his use of bold black and white portraits showcasing his favorite musicians (like Citizens! frontman Tom Burke) in tailored Saint Laurent pieces has upped the cool factor in a way that we love. The spring 2013 campaign hit the web yesterday, and Hedi featured longtime friend (and MTV Style favorite!) Beck. We totally spazzed out as we clicked through the photos (which also feature British model Edie Campbell) for a totally rock-n-roll-meets-couture spread that we're obsessed with. In one look (above), Beck sports a chambray shirt with a loose skinny tie, fringe suede jacket and tousled blonde strands. Me-ow!
Kanye West wears a YSL t-shirt performing in Beijing in 2008.
Photo: Getty Images
About a month ago, we caught wind that creative director Hedi Slimane would be transitioning the name of legendary ready-to-wear label Yves Saint Laurent and its YSL shorthand to (the momentarily Saint Laurent Paris, then rechristened/confirmed) JUST Saint Laurent. Whether the logo for the read-to-wear line, too, will morph from "YSL" to "SL" or "SLP" for "Saint Laurent Paris" is still unconfirmed. The news was shocking, for sure, but earlier this week Slimane and Saint Laurent presented their first show under the new name without a hitch. And so, the fashion world lives on to see another day. What remains to be touched on, though, is the effect the name change will have on the rap game, with droves of emcees having dropped the brand's previous identification in their lyrics.
The YSL logo tees are all no doubt waaaay more valuable now that the name change has upped their vintage factor, but what happens to the DOZENS of lyrics boasting the old name? There are more than 40 hip-hop songs in existence that feature some permutation of the former "Yves Saint Laurent," with the top repeat offenders being Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross and Meek Mill at 5 tracks each and honorable mentions going to A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Tyga, and Game at 2 instances each. Peep all the YSL-winking lyrics we could round up (over 40!!!!) after the jump and let us know in the comments whether you think the change makes these songs out-dated or just vintage.
Photo: Kristin Vicari
My obsession with Dragonette front-woman Martina Sorbara has recently reached a concerning kind of level. Here's why: On stage, home girl's basically an adorbs pint-sized mind-losing sugar-free Red Bull mascot. She totally gives me Tinkerbell vibes—well, if Tink rocked messy bangs, thrift duds and belted out lovelorn synth-pop bangers to a sea of shredded skinnies-clad hipsters. Also, Dragonette's addiction-resulting shimmering pop gem smash a.k.a. "Hello" (OH HAY Top 40 in over 30 countries!) remains to be my perpetual pre-gaming-on-a-debaucherous-summer-evening go-to jam. Thanks for the devastating hangovers, girl. *chugs three Kombuchas* Incredibly important newsflash: Dragonette is back with new music (!!!) via their Bodyparts LP, out September 25th, and their video for their single, "Let It Go", finds Sorbara getting her Winona Ryder (!!!) circa Girl, Interrupted on, complete with a Robyn-esque, arms-flailing, bangs-whipping, legs-turning-into-squiggly-boiled-pasta hot scorching mess of a dance-a-thon. Because we're amazing and stuff, MTV Style got Sorbara to dish on all of her fave fashion-y thangs, and then our <3s immediately exploded into fairy dust.
Kelly Clarkson on the August 2012 issue of 'Lucky' magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Lucky'
We could NOT have been happier when we discovered Lucky magazine was coming out with its first-ever music issue this August (I mean, fashion + music = haiiiii), but when we realized Kelly Clarkson was the cover girl, our minds basically exploded. No one truly encompasses that all-American look like Kelly does, so of course she went for a jeans and T-shirt ensemble for her cover debut. She wore a coated tweed Rachel Comey coral jacket with a burgundy scoop neck Michael Stars top, a brown Lucky belt, Diesel jeans and tons of beaded jewelry.This is an outfit Kelly would TOTALLY wear IRL, and we love that! She even said in her Lucky interview, "In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans." Now THAT'S commitment. #denimdiapers
Photo: Courtesy of Keith Munyan
If you're a living breathing functioning human, you already know that The X Factor sensation Rebecca Ferguson's insanely soul-slaying pipes result in baby making/heart attacks/shattered glass. And if you're an MTV Style reader, (as you best be!), you too knooow homegirl's style game is off-the-gilded-Pamela-Love-chains. See: The middle-parted shiny tasseled locks and our shared penchant for a smokey eye, heavy mascara and a good lip. Mmkay, and can we please discuss those purrfect EYEBROWS. *faints* It's also totally fair to say I'm still obsessively j'adoring over her aesthetic awesomeness in her black-and-white crazily chic music video for "Nothing's Real But Love" (she better sang!) from her debut album, Heaven. Hiii, I'm, duh, in *HEAVEN* to present this week's Fave Things with the ridiculously ferosh heart-explosions-inducing song bird, Ms. Rebecca Ferguson.
Photo: Collier Schorr/All other images courtesy of Lissy Trullie
In the reigning downtown New York style goddess department, there's really no competition when it comes to my girl, Lissy Trullie. Fashion-y freaks have been obsessed with the former model/janitor since the 2009 release of her guitar-riff heavy, mega booty kicking EP, Self-Taught Learner. (Psssst...Teach us how to rock your killer pixie cut, girl. Seriously.)
The Olsens-circa-NYU-days used to frequent the Beatrice Inn and that's where I first turned straight (jkjk!) for Trullie (and her TO-DIE- FOR bowler hat). She was being all kinds of punk perfection perched behind the DJ booth blasting rock n' roll and hardcore rap jams for the sweating, bouncing, vodka-spilling hipsters in shredded-skinnies below. Gahhh, yes, the collegiate glory days when overpriced vodka sodas (thx Mom!) and cigarette smoke replaced steam facials as my after-dark religion. I've since retired my "Save Beatrice" shirt, but Trullie isn’t just the typical it-girl-who-lives-for-nightlife type; she’s a hair-whipping/losing her mind rock n’ roll machine onstage! In other words: go and get your iTunes on because her full-length self-titled debut album finally arrives next Tuesday!