Real-life Disney Princess Elle Fanning might as well change her name to Aurora, since she's slowly but surely morphing into her big-screen alter ego. Each time she's set foot on the red carpet for Maleficent, she's looked more and more like she just stepped out of a fairy tale. And it's awesome.
Elle Fanning at the world premiere of Maleficent.
At last night's worldwide premiere of the long-awaited live-action remake, Elle was giving maaaaajor Sleeping Beauty vibes in her majestic Elie Saab couture that just so happened to be the exact shade of blue her character wears to woo Prince Phillip. She even had the choker! The only thing she was missing was a real-life Prince Phillip. *SIGH* Where's Brenton Thwaites when you need him?
Pharrell and his rainbow of hats.
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You guys. Pharrell Williams' hat game is just getting better and better. We didn't think that was possible, seeing as the oversized millinery he wore to the Grammys is already more famous than you or I will ever be. But then again, we didn't realize the now-infamous Vivienne Westwood accessory comes in a variety of bold colors, many of which Pharrell has been wearing lately. What's better than a brown Buffalo hat? A FUCHSIA Buffalo hat.
Nicki Minaj on the June/July issue of 'Teen Vogue.'
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Just when we thought Nicki Minaj was leaving her bold and bedazzled Harajuku-inspired ensembles behind, the rapper/singer/American Idol judge/soon-to-be fashion designer appears on Teen Vogue's June/July issue looking like her old, decked-out self! She channeled Barbs in THE most fashion-y of ways by sporting long, platinum waves, a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label corset (complete with embellished bows!), and a lace Chris Benz top and white tutu. She, of course, wore her signature pink pout (which, in case you didn't know, was the best-selling MAC Viva Glam lipstick of all time, NBD) with a touch of shadow on her lids and mile-long lashes. Work that playful pose, girl!
Rita Ora, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith and Jessie Ware at the 2013 Brit Awards.
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With awards show season in full throttle and Fashion Week looming, it's easy to get swept up in all the excitement stateside and forget that there's a whole OTHER style game happening across the pond. Luckily last night we got a major reminder of the fashionable crew overseas, since some of our favorite U.K. musicians turned out at the 2013 Brit Awards— and looked amazing at that. Let's start with Rita Ora, who was somehow simultaneously easygoing AND glamorous in her Diane von Furstenberg gown. The sequined embellishment might make this dress red carpet-appropriate, but the high-cut leg, the fishtail braid and Rita's hot pink lips really cement the outfit's cool factor.
New York Fashion Week may be a little over a month away, but here at MTV Style, we don't just keep an eye on women's ready-to-wear collections. We keep our sights glued on all countries, seasons, levels of craftsmanship, and genders for style inspiration. Thus, we're warming up our trendspotters with the men's fall/winter 2013 London Collections. Here are the unexpected trends we've spied from the week's dude fashion forecast.
Runway looks from Alexander McQueen and MAN at the Men's Fall/Winter 2013 London Collections.
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Kanye West closed out 2012 with a pair of high fashion face masks for his Revel Atlantic City concerts. Judging from this week's offerings via Alexander McQueen and MAN, 2013 might be the year the casual face mask becomes (a little more) mainstream!
Lady Gaga wears Vivienne Westwood's "Climate Revolution" shirt one day after its London Fashion Week runway debut.
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It was Lady Gaga's surprise walk for Philip Treacy's London Fashion Week show that had us all bracing ourselves, gripping the arms of our desk chairs in near-disbelief as she sported not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR different outfits. Now, we're slack-jawed and slow-clapping for the break-neck speed with which she's taken Vivienne Westwood's "Climate Revolution" shirt from the runway to the street. In this case, that speed would be a cool 24 hours. *rubs eyes and triple takes at computer screen*
Jennifer Lawrence is an ethereal beauty on the cover of W.
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We've been following Jennifer Lawrence's career since before her days at Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. She's beautiful, relatable, and not to mention an amazing actress (have you seen Winter's Bone? If not, you should), and it's been amazing to see her go from doing tiny indie movies to taking over the world in one of the biggest movie series, well, ever. She's absolutely stunning on the cover of W magazine's October issue in which she wears every designer under the sun, channeling her more avian side in peacock feathers and even, in some cases, actual avians. On the cover the actress is wearing a Calvin Klein collection feather and organza dress that just screams black swan in the best way.
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious (left) and a punk-inspired Chanel look in a 2011 issue of VOGUE.
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High fashion and punk rock might seem like they're from opposite ends of the style universe (after all, just try and picture Anna Wintour with a mohawk...crazy, right?!). But hold on to your biker jacket-- because the two are about to collide in what's guaranteed to be an epic explosion of music and clothing. Ripped tops, safety pins, and black, black, and MORE black are prepping to invade New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art this spring with the new exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” The upcoming show is the latest of the Costume Institute's amazing eye-boggling exhibitions, hot on the heel's of this year's unforgettable "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations." But whereas 2012 was all about the overarching similarities between quirky designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, expect next year to be a liiiittle bit different. And by different, we mean LOUD. Kicking off with the origins of movement and punk's influence on fashion over the past 30 years, prepare for a whirlwind trip hitting hotspots like London, New York, and spotlighting all the cool kids in between.
Lily Cole, Karen Elson, Kate Moss, and Naomi Campbell at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremonies.
Of the many assets that the Brits have shown off as the hosts of the 2012 London Olympics, style has certainly been one of the strongest. From their Stella McCartney designed uniforms to their killer idea to have an on-site nail artist for athletes, there's been a lot more to gush over in these summer games than just the gymnasts' scrunchies. It's been a stylish Olympics all around, from Michael Jackson swimsuits to the aforementioned nail art, but the closing ceremony is helping us realize fashion dreams we never even knew we had. Gilded in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Roksanda Illincic, Victoria Beckham, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem, Christopher Kane, and Vivienne Westwood, a coterie of supermodels "stormed," as much of the international press is saying, the enormous, fire-lit runway at the closing ceremony, a fearsome representation of British beauty that is sure to make the Queen proud. Models including original supermodel Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Cole, and Stella Tennant were like human gold medals in metallics, feathers, and beads of all kinds. The veritable model army stomped down the runway to David Bowie's "Fashion," an appropriate musical choice if we've ever heard one.
Jessie J. earlier this summer (left) and at a Vitaminwater event last week.
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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.