Lady Gaga on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
As expected, Lady Gaga is in Austin at SXSW. Before her appearance on the Doritos #Boldstage, she hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live in a voluminous white dress and hat designed by Gareth Pugh. Oh, and they're both made from coffee filters. *pauses to allow you to process that information* Gaga revealed that in an attempt to "upcycle," she chose the dress and hat for her performance in Austin. Gee, I wonder where she got the idea to create her Austin wardrobe from household items? IDK, maybe these Doritos dress suggestions I offered last week? I see you, Gaga.
Lady Gaga on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
She and Jimmy discussed fashion (she got her flying dress at CVS, JK) and he inquired about her choices, and whether we'd ever see her in "Gap jeans" or "a nice pair of khakis." Ever the self-promoter, she told him to watch her performance because he might be in for a surprise. Did she dress like a Best Buy employee as Jimmy suggests? Did she wear a dress made from Doritos bags? Nah.
Jay Z and Kanye West reunite the Throne at SXSW.
Photo: @jerrylorenzo's Instagram
Don't rub your eyes. The above picture of Jay Z and Kanye West is, in fact, NOT from 2011. Jay and Ye joined forces again LAST NIGHT (March 12) during Austin's SXSW music festival—a Watch the Throne reunion of epic proportions that was only just announced this Monday (March 10). Amidst many of their solo hits—"Tom Ford," "New Slaves," "Izzo (HOVA)," and "Runaway" to name a few—Yeezy and Hov performed Throne classics like "H*A*M," "Who Gon' Stop Me," "No Church in the Wild," "Otis," and of course, "N***** in Paris" for their two-hour, 35-song set. But the music wasn't the only part of the Throne they brought back: They also resurrected their Givenchy performance steez.
Earlier today, Lady Gaga announced that she would be performing at South by Southwest on the Doritos #BoldStage. You can't buy tickets to the show, you have to win them by doing something bold and submitting the results. Mother Monster herself will pick the winner of the first challenge, and the winner will get to attend her intimate show in Austin.
We figured, in case Gaga is too busy reviewing submissions to choose an outfit for herself, we'd give her some options that are #bold and cross-promotional. Being on brand is always best, Gaga. Check out her Doritos dress options—there are plenty of styles to choose from!
Lady Gaga x Doritos for SXSW.
Photo: Getty Images/Crafster/Photoshop: Maeve Keirans
With a layered skirt, this option provides a wide range of Doritos bags, which means everyone will like the dress, no matter their flavor preference.
Angel Haze, Macklemore, and Karen O. sport fringe jackets.
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As Macklemore so aptly put it in "Thrift Shop," "John Wayne ain't got nothing on my fringe game." It was true then, and the words are still ringing true now, thanks to the singer's TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY on-point fringe game from SXSW. That Southwest blanket vest-type thing he sported at the Woodies might have a permanent place in our hearts, but the brown fringe number he worked at the Perez Hilton party comes in as a close second, because duh, it's amazing. Paired with a classy polka dot button-up and some layered gold necklaces, the look is a sort of Western gentleman ensemble we can totally get behind. We know, we know...fringe jackets aren't exciting groundbreaking— a quick breeze through your local vintage store or a rundown of Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey's recent music videos will tell you that. But what was old is clearly new again, and there's no better rep of that fact than Angel Haze, whose trimmed topper got a seriously modern edge at SXSW.
OKAY: The views expressed in this blog post are not necessarily those reflected by Viacom and its affiliates or more than two members of MTV Style, but ERMEHGEERD The Best Dressed Person at SXSW according to me and my eyeballs has to be Solange. Festivals in March in Texas can be a horrorshow in terms of weather. Not only do you have to account Mercury-bustin', hot-ass afternoons but you have to sling a light layer and tote a more serious jacket because the temperature can vacillate something like thirty degrees on the same day. I went to college in Texas so I know this. Solange grew up in the Lone Star so she knows this. The difference between me and Solange is that I opted purely for function when I rammed a rando array of cotton shapes into my suitcase (I relied heavily on accessories which works but is admittedly a tad amateur) and she packed a keenly-edited melange of printed suits and vibrantly hued, shrunken, basics that looked exquisite and popped against the dusty landscape of shorts and tees. More importantly though, she looked elegant, effortless, and COMFORTABLE while she danced and sang her face off during the handful of appearances she had slated for the week.
If 2013 SXSW is any indication, the bucket hat will be even bigger this spring and summer.
Photo: Getty Images/Supreme
It's difficult to pinpoint when and who exactly started the late '80s/'90s bucket hat trend. Was it LL Cool J circa "Going Back to Cali" or Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts? Thanks (or no thanks) to sparse documentation of that initial rise of the fisherman's chapeau, the world may never know. One thing is for sure, though: the hat with the 360 brim is experiencing a major present-day comeback, and nothing has made that more abundantly clear than the stages of this year's SXSW music festival. Bucket hats of all shapes and sizes made their way onto last week's Austin stages by way of Usher, Kid Cudi, ScHoolboy Q (of COURSE), Joey Bada$$, IamSu, ScHoolboy Q again, Smoke DZA, and Prince SAMO.
Thanks to the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards, yesterday was a HUGE day for the MTV family here in Austin. Situated smack dab in the midst of the SXSW music festival, so many of our favorite artists took the stage in the name of MTV. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Haim, Joey Bada$$, Trinidad James and so many more straight-up killed it yesterday, musically and sartorially.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform at the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards.
Photo: Scott Gries
We're pretty consistently impressed with Macklemore's performance style, but this Southwest blanket vest situation has to be Top 10 so far. I mean, HAI, the weave of this thing is unbelievably festive. Mack took the sleeveless topper off mid-way through his set, but Ryan Lewis and the laundry list of guest features kept the fashion action coming with Wanz in a red three-piece suit and printed blazer, Mary Lambet serving retro '50s steez, and Schoolboy Q rocking a Supreme hockey jersey and printed bucket hat.
Selena Gomez at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 11 and 10.
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Yes, Selena Gomez is still promoting her Spring Breakers film AND still continuing to kill it in the sartorial department. See: Sel at SXSW in Austin the past couple of days. Like, is it hot in here or is it just Ms. Gomez's sizzling summery ensembles? *fans self* She opted for two super bold outfits that feature—GASP—a little flash of the belly (and we ain't mad at that!). On Monday, she sported a tailored turquoise Cushnie et Ochs frock with cut-outs around the shoulders and stomach. The modest knee-length hem and sleeves make this look grown-up but still edgy, which we LOVE. She finished the look with pointy nude Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and diamond-shaped drop earrings. For her beauty look, she tossed her gorge waves back into a high ponytail, but left some pieces down in the front for a softer feel. Her smoky-eye-and-nude-lip combo knocked it out of the park, AND she even matched her nails to her shoes. PERF.
A$AP Rocky told British "GQ" magazine he was wearing $1000 pants during his SXSW fight.
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Yes, we're well-aware that this year's SXSW Music Festival ended months ago. That it was months ago that Austin was infiltrated with taco-eating concert goers. And that it was months ago that A$AP Rocky's set at the Vice Kills Texas party ended in an all-out BRAWL. There's one aspect about all of this that we weren't absolutely versed in until now: the pricey pantalones A$AP was sporting when this all went down.