Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf in 'Elf.'
Photo: Warner Bros.
This year, celebrities contributed an immeasurable gift to the greater good by making it acceptable to wear baby pajamas in public. Often long-legged, lined with fleece and sometimes in the form of an adorable animal, the onesie has been embraced by everyone from Justin Bieber to Beyonce. Hey, grown women deserve to be cozy and cute, too! Yet despite their growing popularity in 2013, we're pretttty sure that a few classic Christmas movies (like Elf, for example) ~actually~ tried to make onesies happen YEARS ago. But alas, no one paid attention—until now. Thanks for your help, celebrities! We'd definitely consider this a Christmas miracle.
Grimes for'Hunger' magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Hunger'
You hear that? That sound is just the undeniable buzz that zips around the MTV Style HQ whenever one of our faves like Grimes, Rita Ora, or Iggy Azalea finds herself firmly planted upon some glossy prime real estate. But now that that all THREE emerging stars have landed themselves individual covers for HUNGER magazine, this buzzy feeling has morphed into a bonafide EXPLOSION that practically crackles right off of the screen. Publications are quickly learning that one way to sell issues like hotcakes (or, in this case, concert tickets) is to produce multiple covers and often with more than one star. So perhaps taking cues from Teen Vogue's success with all five of its One Direction covers, HUNGER upped the ante with seven different editions for Spring/Summer 2013, each featuring a different rising female artist. Yes, you read that right...seven! In addition to Grimes, Rita, and Iggy, Jessie J, A*M*E, Gabrielle Aplin, and Crystal Renn all landed smack dab on an issue and repping a style that's undeniably her own. Editor-in-chief Rankin handpicked each of the girls himself, explaining, “I had begun to notice a pattern emerging in film and fashion, but most notably in music; where people (most obviously, young women) were taking control of their creative lives and output in a way I hadn’t seen before,” he said. So the natural step was to put them on the cover of his magazine, and it's an awesome thing he did.
Taylor Swift, Jessie J, and Emeli Sande attend the 2013 BRIT Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
We may be miles across the pond, but pesky things like distance and time zones and international programming limitations aren't holding us back from keeping close tabs on all the fashion comings and goings of the 2013 BRIT Awards (tonight their time, this afternoon ours!) in London. The stars have only just started to roll through, but they are turning it OUT for the mid-week awards show. There are still a few key players we're waiting on (namely performers Justin Timberlake and those One Direction cuties), but we're ALREADY seen a ton of great red carpet fashion. Most exciting for us so far? Taylor Swift shirking her go-to reds, golds, and whites, for a saucy BLACK number with see-through panels, Jessie J looking positively glamorous and near-unrecognizable in a plunging neckline cut to there, sleek hair, and soft feminine makeup, and finally our bb Emeli Sande looking smart in a tailored shirtdress and her trademark platinum pomp. Check out more 2013 BRIT Awards red carpet fashion photos below!
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Oh hai! If you've been following our Best of 2012 wrap-ups, you might notice that we've been covering the ENTIRE gamut in the style world. From grills to band style to hair, we've left no corner unturned, but we've still got one week left! So, kick up those heels and scroll through some of the best fashion and beauty moments from the past year, will ya?
Newsflash: 2012 was the year of cat fashion. I mean, we've seen it all, folks—cat loafers, cat sweaters, and even Christmas cats, and we STILL can't get enough of the fluffy stuff. Lucky for us, it looks like celebs are equally as enamored with this catshion (our new word, NBD) obsession because throughout 2012 we spotted our fair share of kitten-inspired ensembles. In fact, some peeps wore feline-friendly clothes so much, that we're officially calling them cat ladies. And, hey, that's not a bad thing! We're just callin' it like it is. (Psst! We're cat ladies too. *paws at keyboard*)
TAYLOR SWIFT: QUEEN OF ALL-THINGS CAT
Taylor Swift in her many cat ensembles throughout 2012.
Photo: Splash News
Let's start this off with a bang, shall we? Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2012 queen of cat fashion, Ms. Taylor Swift. (I mean, have you seen her kitten Meredith?) She has stepped out in so many cat-inspired ensembles this year that we have started to lose count! Here we peep just a mere handful of T Swift's kitten-faced duds, including (but not limited to!) a black and beige all-over cat print ASOS dress paired with a slim-fit black jacket, Charlotte Olympia kitten face loafers in beige with a retro-inspired ensemble, a polka dot sweater complete with a cat's visage, and the Charlotte Olympia loafers again, but this time in black.
Jessie J. earlier this summer (left) and at a Vitaminwater event last week.
Photo: Getty Images
Along with the fact that we still can't get "Domino" out of our heads (hey, we're not mad...), there's another reason Jessie J. holds a special place in our hearts: her ridiculously cool sense of style. The girl can work a head-to-toe printed jumpsuit like it's NDB one day, then turn around and channel her inner flapper on the red carpet the next. It's almost like she doesn't even care what people think, which makes the wardrobe result THAT much cooler. Part of the credit for the U.K. pop star's amazing outfit choices goes to her longtime stylist, Karl Willett, who also dressed Jessie J. on her new "Laserlight" video. However, the twosome (who've worked together forever, we hear) have since parted ways, leaving the singer with a whole new look.
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, and Jessie J perform at Barclaycard Wireless Festival.
Photo: Getty Images
Okayyyy okay, so crop tops aren't exactly uncharted territory when it comes to festival style (see: Coachella 2012), but just put down the Haterade and hear us out for a second. The fact that Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, and Jessie J ALL wore them at Wireless Festival is most definitely worth talking about. These four lovely ladies are each champions of a unique personal steez AND YET each performance powerhouse implemented the midriff-baring look (which BTW hasn't seen this sort of heyday since Britney Spears publicly hit puberty) on stage this weekend. Also, some of the most eye-buggingly crazy print-on-print combinations we've seen to date. There's something going on here. Let's dissect.
Jessie J. in London.
Photo: Getty Images/ Courtesy of ASOS
Unless you've been living under a rock all year long, chances you already know Jessie J for her powerhouse vocals, "Party In The USA" writing cred, and seriously addictive songs. And if you don't? Then you need to crank up "Domino" STAT and come back to us in five minutes. But for everyone else, check out the English singer in London just last week. Not only is she sporting a sleek ombre hairstyle, but she's also wearing a killer printed jumpsuit. And if anyone can pull off an all-over black and white graphic pattern, let's be real: it's Jessie J. After all, the girl is a total fashion chameleon. She's already glammed-up for Glamour Awards (sorry, we had to!), rocked head-to-toe Boy London as well as Rihanna, and, almost makes us want to wear those crazy lip tattoos OUT of the house. In other words, the girl has got IT- and her latest outfit is no different.
Lea Michele, Jessie J, and Lily Collins attend the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
Guys, isn't it summertime? *finds nearest window* Yep, it's totally shorts and tank top weather, but despite the rising temperatures, Lea Michele, Jessie J, and Lily Collins kept their looks dark and demure at last night's Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Lea Michele opted for a winter chic off-the-shoulder shimmery midnight blue Zac Posen mermaid-shaped gown with giant Lorraine Schwartz dangling jewels. The Glee star pulled her hair back into a simple ponytail and added tons of drama around her eyes. She swept some bronzer on the apples of her cheeks and chose a nude lip for a clean, slightly-sun-kissed-in-the-dead-of-winter look. Jessie J also went the dark route in a shredded black Julien Macdonald frock with killer gold and black peep-toe booties. She sported kohl-rimmed eyes with a glossy lip and angular brows. She slicked her deep-parted raven locks back into a low side bun and sported no-nonsense nude stiletto nails for a seriously grown-up look.
Jessie J and Rihanna wear head-to-toe Boy London outfits.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of @Wossy's Twitter
Boy London is officially back, y'all! The iconic graphic black and white collection started by Stephane Raynor in the '80s has made its return to the mainstream this year thanks to supporters like Jessie J and Rihanna. When RiRi was spotted on The Jonathan Ross Show in March sporting an entirely Boy London ensemble (and we mean ENTIRELY—she wore a hat, turtleneck, and skirt by the brand), her appearance alone boosted their sales 45 percent. Yeahhhh. Just last week Jessie J also wore a head-to-toe Boy London outfit but opted for an oversized sweatshirt and leggings ensemble instead. She dressed up her look with some spiked Jeffrey Campbell Litas (NEED) and bright crimson lips.
Jessie J in the May issue of 'Elle' magazine.
Photo: KT Auleta/'Elle' magazine
To continue celebrating Elle magazine's "Women In Music" issue (you know, the one with the saucy picture of Rihanna on the cover), we couldn't HELP but share this amazeball Jessie J fashion shoot with y'all. We love how Ms. J manages to mix kitschy aesthetics with high fashion couture pieces for an all out fun and fierce fash-sesh. First up, an '80s power suit ensemble that we just can't tear our eyes away from. She's sporting an entirely neoprene black and yellow zebra-striped Proenza Schouler ensemble and leather (!!!) Natalia Brilli bamboo earrings paired with red hair and even redder lips. Yowza!