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Mom Jeans

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Just in case you need a reminder: This Sunday is Mother's Day. While moms have their name associated with tons of good things, there is one stigma that follows them wherever they go. Yeah, we're talking about mom jeans. The denim style we all now associate with "mom jeans" has had a short, but full, history—in order to celebrate Mother's Day fully, we figured we should do a brief rundown of the pants. LEGGO!


Designer denim had its genesis in the 1970s, but it was in the 1980s that it really took off, beginning largely with Brooke Shields' controversial "Nothing Gets Between Me and My Calvins" ad campaign for Calvin Klein. Throughout the '80s the style shifted toward a tapered leg with a loose top, a "tight-roll" or "peg leg" style, if you will. By the early '90s, people were over the tight leg and into a looser fit on the bottom, resulting in, generally, what we would consider a baggy pair of jeans.

Mom Jeans, 90210

Unisex jeans, TBH.
Photo: Beverly Hills 90210's Facebook Page

All one has to do to understand the popularity of the style is to glance at this cast photo from Beverly Hills, 90210. As Brenda (Shannen Doherty) and Kelly (Jennie Garth) prove, high-cut jeans with fitted legs were everywhere. These people lived in Beverly Hills and were stylish and rich—they were on top of what was going on in fashion, and this was it. It wasn't just moms who were wearing these jeans: It was everyone.


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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber wears a Hype Means Nothing tee in London.
Photo: Splash News/Selfridges

Welp, looks like Justin Bieber is starting off his last teenage year, streamlining his wardrobe a little bit as he heads into his twenties. Perhaps we're speaking too soon and The Biebs will prove us horribly, horribly wrong with some wretched Pepto Bismol pink gas mask he's been saving up for when we least expect it, but for now, we're going to dole out some praise of Justin's latest casual London look. After having reportedly left his O2 audience waiting for upwards of two hours the night before, Bieber greeted fans from the balcony of his London hotel yesterday in a simple yet striking grayscale graphic tee and a black backwards snapback. We're not saying the "swaggy" ensemble and extra facetime made up for the major tardiness, but we just had to track down this tee nonetheless.


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Lady Gaga Inauguration Ball

Lady Gaga with Terry Richardson at the inaugural ball on Jan. 22.
Photo: Terry Richardson's Instagram

Even though last night's inaugural ball for President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. was closed off to the press, it didn't stop photographer/celeb bestie Terry Richardson from documenting ALL the haps behind the scenes. Today he posted an Instagram photo of himself and Lady Gaga after her performance with Tony Bennett, and OMG—we need to discuss her dress ASAP. She took the whole "ball" theme verryyy literally with a white gown covered in tiny little spheres that accented the shoulders and hips. The dress also featured sheer paneling with lace-up detail across the bodice and arms. The part you can't see, though, is just HOW huge her dress is. Other full-length photos show layers upon layers of floor-grazing tulle, which actually created a train no matter WHICH way she walked. *bows down*


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Beyonce sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.
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You guys watched Beyonce's national anthem performance for President Barack Obama's 2013 Inauguration Ceremony, right? We expected to be blown away by Bey's celebratory "Star-Spangled Banner," but very little could have been done to prepare us for the complete and total leveling she would do on that inaugural stage. Her performance itself was an elegant balance of staying true to the melody and to her own voice, with flourishes in all the right places and all that patented Beyonce POWER soaring notes up, electrifying the air above the Capitol and throughout the National Mall. Accordingly, her performance ensemble echoed that symmetry of taste. Bey appeared both reverent and glamorous in her National Anthem outfit from the top of her expertly coiffed head to the bottom of her floor-length gown.


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Sasha Obama, Malia Obama, Michelle Obama

Sasha, Malia, and Michelle Obama settle in for 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
Photo: Getty Images

Happy Inauguration Day, America! If you're anything like us, you just watched President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony unfold in the heart of Washington D.C. with dramatic and star-studded performances from James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce. And while that was all happening, you couldn't help but stare at Sasha, Malia and Michelle Obama, admiring the impeccably dressed and color-coordinated Obama ladies and wondering where you might be able to cop such stately togs for yourself. Well, we have good news: we've started to identify the cool color palette coat ensembles worn by the fashionable first family!


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Sasha Obama Malia Obama

The Obama family celebrates the presidential victory in Chicago.
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Alright, so we all know that last night's election was really all about Barack Obama. And it should be! He IS the newly re-elected Commander in Chief, and all. But the President wasn't the only one killing it onstage in Chicago, since the girls in the family brought some serious fashion A-game. Michelle is already a style icon on her own, looking stunning per usual in Michael Kors — but if you ask us, we think Malia and Sasha deserve a shoutout of their own! Both clad in knee-length tulip skirts (shimmery blue for Malia, green printed for Sasha) and dark tops, the First Daughters worked these totally cute, totally holiday season-appropriate outfits perfectly. So can you really blame us for dying to copy them? Um, no way.


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Beyonce instagrams herself in a "Texans for Obama" tee.
Photo: Courtesy of @baddiebey's Instagram

Instagram has been getting a lot of attention this Election Day, but not in the way we're about to get into. While you were posting pics of your long wait at the polls or your voting outfit or (pleasepleasePLEASE hopefully not) your marked ballot, Beyonce was setting up her official Instagram account! Logging in under the handle @baddiebey, Queen Bey posted her verrrrrry first Instagram around 5pm EST today, and WHAT pray tell was in this ceremonious first pic? FASHION! More specifically, the snap featured Bey pointing out her spirited "Texans for Obama" t-shirt.


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Election Nail Art

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Tomorrow's the big day, friends! At 6 AM the polls open, and the 2012 Presidential Election will officially begin. And you know what? It doesn't matter who you're voting for, as long as you get in there and DO IT. We, of course, want to celebrate such an important event in the most stylish way possible, so we rounded up some killer DIY election-themed nail designs that are easy enough to do and still get plenty of shut-eye before the big day. We love this ballot-themed set (above) that includes the iconic checked box on her thumb, and red, white, blue and silver designs along the rest of the fingers. Lucky for you, there's a video tutorial to create this EXACT look, so, yeah, now you have no excuses, people.


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Katy Perry and Beyonce both showed their Obama pride over the weekend.
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Barack Obama has some seriously heavy hitters in his corner, from Vogue's Anna Wintour, to The New Yorker magazine, to two of the biggest stars in the music game today: Katy Perry and Beyonce Knowles. Katy has been on the road for the incumbent president for a couple of weeks now, performing at campaign rallies and getting people to come out and vote. We all flipped over her latex ballot dress for the "30 Days To Victory Concert," and her Obama manicure and this weekend Katy took her endorsement game even further at a Milwaukee rally, in another latex dress for Obama, this time blue and emblazoned with the campaign's slogan "Forward" and their logo as the 'o.' Meanwhile, Beyonce broke out her Erika Pena "Obama" hoop earrings at the Brooklyn Nets home opening game on Saturday night. IT makes sense that both stars are going all out in the final days of the election, as everyone's voter registration confirmations are coming in and undecided voters are making up their minds. If you're still on the fence, head over to The Power of 12, for all the info you need, and if you missed MTV's interview with President Obama, you can still check it out here. While you might not be wearing Katy's dress to your polling place tomorrow, you can get Bey's easy endorsement look, and you won't even break the bank. We'll tell you how after the jump.


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Did you know that young people between the ages of 18 and 29 make up the country's largest voting bloc in this country? It's true, with 45 million young, eligible voters, you're one of the, if not THE most powerful group of voices voting in this election. President Obama is well aware of this, which is why he's talking directly to you, answering your questions, and addressing the issues that young people are about most, today at 5 PM EST (tape delayed on the West Coast). "Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview With The President" will air on MTV, MTV2, MTV U, MTV Hits, and MTV Jams, as well as across all of our social platforms. Sway will be interviewing the president, who will also be answering your questions! It will all begin at 4:45 PM, with a pre-show hosted by Andrew Jenks and Georgetown students. Watch it right here, and head over to "Power of 12" for more information on the election.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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