Haim for 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
I know Haim is strictly a trio, but that doesn't keep me from wishing I could sing back-up or play the tambourine for them. I think our lack of shared genes might be a problem, sadly, but a girl can dream. The band of talented sisters has us all hooked with their stream of infectious hits and even more infectious fashion sense. Their penchant for vintage-rock style shows up in everything from music videos (most recently in "If I Could Change Your Mind") to magazine spreads, and Haim's new fashion profile for Marie Claire is no exception. The trio's leather-and-lace persona is on full display, but we also get to see each member's individual style—a distinction that anyone with a sister can certainly appreciate.
Emma Watson covers the August issue of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Boo George/Teen Vogue
Thanks to a little movie called The Bling Ring (maybe you've heard of it?), it's been one VERY busy summer for Emma Watson. Besides, ya know, acting in the Sofia Coppola film itself, the British star has also embarked on a worldwide press tour, picked up a golden popcorn for her "Trailblazing" career, AND put our airport style games to shame... all before you can say, "Wanna rob?" Within the past couple of months the 23-year-old has also racked up more magazine covers than we can keep track of—and now she's adding yet another! Emma fronts the August issue of Teen Vogue, the fourth time she's landed the honor. Looking completely fresh-faced (with freckles!), Emma's repping a different side than we're used to seeing on covers. Out of character and dressed in clothes she'd probably wear IRL, her look is totally back-to-school-cool with an edgy twist.
Isabel Marant and Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor at H&M.
Photo: Courtesy of H&M
Just when you've FINALLY convinced yourself that the next collaboration couldn't possibly get more exciting than the last, H&M reveals that the international retail giant is teaming up with Isabel Marant. The French designer is probably best known for her boon of a footwear innovation, the sneaker wedge, but that's only the tip of the iceberg in her fashion arsenal. Marant has a knack for infusing feminine bohemian elements with gritty urban edge and a keen eye for tailoring—the makings of every style savvy tomboy's dream closet.
Lauren Conrad on the March 2013 issue of 'Lucky' magazine.
Photo: Dewey Nicks/'Lucky' Magazine
If there's one thing we needed to see in the dead of winter, it's Lauren Conrad in cutoff denim shorts. The ex-Hillsie graced the March issue of Lucky magazine looking as summery as possible, reminding us that, yes, there is a light at the end of this dark, snowy tunnel. *looks outside, sobs* She's mastered the warm, West Coast look ever since her Laguna Beach days, so it's only fitting that Lucky used the headline "Think Spring!" over her sheer lace BCBG Max Azria tank, black Natori bra, Ralph Lauren denim shorts, and layered Isabel Marant pendant necklace ensemble. LC also WERKED her side-parted blonde waves and added a gorge crimson matte red lip to finish the look.
These are a few things MTV Style is thankful for this year.
Photo: Courtesy of Cara Delevingne's Instagram/Svpply/Isabel Marant/VICE/Bigelow Chemists/Sephora
There are a lot of things that we, the keyboard-tapping individuals behind MTV Style, are truly thankful for this year. Our families and friends and health and jobs and happiness are chief among them but are only the tip of the iceberg. We're also grateful for a lot of things that probably will never make it to a Hallmark card. Like cat memes and cool ranch Doritos and our Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls helmed House of Style reboot. With so much to be thankful for, it's hard to boil it down to just ONE (somehow style-related) thing, but we tried. Check out just a few things we're thanking our lucky stars for this Thanksgiving season after the jump!
There's nothing that makes us happier than stumbling across a KILLER fashion-themed Tumblr—especially when it involves animals. We lost our shiz when we discovered Fashimals (you know, the blog that turns fashion editors into animals), but this brand spanking new (it launched this week!) blog has our stone-cold, steel-encased style hearts melting. It's called Wear This To That and basically, it works like this: Pick an animal, pick an event, and dress them appropriately for it. The beauty of it, though, is that the minds behind the Tumblr (illustrator Heather Pieske and Midwest Style founder Jeffrey Kieslich) have executed this to utter perfection. See that shark up there? Yeah? Well, he's wearing a Jil Sander whale sweater to a fish fry. (Heh.) Oh, and that corgi? He's wearing an ultra-cozy Monclear vest to a Homecoming game, obvi.
Beyoncé looks fly while taking Blue Ivy out to lunch.
Photo: Splash News
Now that Beyoncé and Jay have finally let the world peek at their brand-new bundle of joy, it's only a matter of time until Blue Ivy is racking up more street style snaps than any other celeb baby (sorry, Suri). Personally, we're really pulling for Baby Blue to buddy up with Alexander Wang's niece—think of the PLAYDATES!! Until the day we get to see Blue herself toddling around in those Hermes booties we suggested Bey and Jay cop for her, we're more than happy to ogle Mommy Carter's post-baby off-duty style. Girl's still got it!
Elizabeth Olsen, Victoria Justice, and Liv Tyler at the Sundance Film Festival
Photo: Getty Images
The Sundance Film Festival kicked off this weekend, and as usual, the style spotting involved a parade of boots and cozy chic. If there's one event where celebs can throw some fun into their wardrobe while exuding total comfort and 'dorbsness, it's Sundance. And what better way to accentuate your jeans (which are the norm in mountainous Utah) than with a stylish sweater? Usually there's no shortage of Ugg(h)s, skinnies, and Park City parkas, but this year the ladies mixed it up with some seriously kewl sweater sass that we're all set to steal. Elizabeth Olsen paired black booties and brown legging cords with a vintage Versace-esque tiger sweater. Victoria Justice layered a muli-striped cropped sweater over a black tee and skinny jeans, and accentuated the red in her sweater with matching knee-high socks (kudos on style and cold-weather function). We were thrilled to see Liv Tyler looking lovely in cascading brunette rivulets and a killer Balenciaga sweater that we'd be wearing right now if we'd won the lottery. Oh, and they weren't the only ones all knitted out...
Spring 2012 is shaping up to be the season of the sneaker. We noticed a distinct sneaker trend emerging from the runway collections, but more important, we've been noticing them out on the streets more. We're not talking regular ol' sneaks you toss on with your jeans, either. We've spied ladies in full-on ready-to-be-pap'd outfits tossing a fluoro trainer up in the mix in anticipation for what's sure to come in the warmer months. Just to solidify that this is most definitely a trend, Chanel debuted items from its spring collection in Madrid recently, and the folks at Neo2 magazine snapped a photo of what are, quite possibly, the most killer pair of designer high-top sneakers we could ever want but probably never afford. See those neon puppies up there? Yeah, they're GAHMAZING and all that, but what are these beauties going to do to the proverbial wallet? We shudder to think; in fact, this Chanel high-top conundrum got us thinking about all of the other insane designer sneaks we long for come spring—namely Isabel Marant wedge sneaks and Alexander Wang trainers.
Autilia Antonucci, Aurora L., and Dani Roche.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Autilia's Blog, Aurora Loveless, and Dani At Kastor And Pollux
We have to say we're kinda GLAD it's getting colder out so we can mix up our fabrics a little more these days. Luckily, since the '90s fashion comeback is in full swing, velvet is making quite the reappearance. From dresses to pants to shirts, we're seeing the soft stuff everywhere, and we can't get enough. We didddd kinda notice something while scouring the web for our favorite velvet looks, though. Oftentimes black velvet can end up looking really heavy and really, um, goth. LISTEN, we're not anti-goth at all (we wear black basically every day... like every other New Yorker), but this season's trends (maxis, skulls, crosses, dark lipstick) paired with lots of black can look a bit scary. Instead, we picked three takes on velvet that add a little bit of color to your ensemble. Peep the deets below!