As the longtime face of the Adidas NEO label he designs, Justin Bieber is no stranger to modeling. Also—hello—his fragrance campaigns, anyone? Over the weekend, he posted a bunch of very Blue Steel snaps to Instagram, indicating that he might be ready to take the modeling thing a little more seriously. Or maybe he's merely indicating that he really, really likes his shiny blue jacket and just wanted the world to admire it, too. Regardless, let's take a closer look at them, shall we?
Wearing at least five more pieces of clothing than we've seen on him in a while, Justin gave his most soulful hat-tip in front of a very swanky woodgrain backdrop. He accessorized with a tasteful chain-link bracelet, and also an electric fireplace.
I was JUST thinking about how it had been a while since Justin Bieber unleashed a new fragrance unto the world, and lo and behold, here we are with a brand spankin' new scent. At least, I think so. Biebs announced the release of Collector's Edition (*whispers* the new fragrance for her) via Facebook yesterday (June 18), which would normally send me flying, legs spinning like Wile E. Coyote, to the nearest Macy's to pick this up. It's just... I know that ~technically~ the fragrance is new. The combination of notes isn't one we've seen by JB before. But the look of the bottle is just SO close to The Key, and I'm pretty sure that photo is from the original Key shoots.
Justin Bieber at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.
Photo: Splash News
Yesterday was, as you know, Mother's Day. While millions of doting sons were dialing up 1-800-Flowers and sending their mothers roses or tulips or whatever the flower shop had left and could put into a vase, Justin Bieber decided to do things a little differently. Instead of buying a bouquet for his mom, he simply wore them on his shorts. Because, after all, it's the thought that counts, right?
Justin took his mom to dinner yesterday—to the Four Seasons, because nothing says Mother's Day like an all-you-can-eat hotel brunch—wearing floral-print shorts. These were no ordinary floral-print shorts, though. Wait. Does such a thing exist? Anyway, they were Sam MC floral-print shorts that cost Biebs, hypothetically at least, $545. Nothing is more brunch-appropriate than a good spring floral, so we get it.
"I am fashion" - Justin Bieber
Photo: @justinbieber's Instagram
It would seem that Justin Bieber just can't win. There was that time he hoped Anne Frank would have been a Belieber. Or when his bodyguards carried him up the Great Wall of China. And of course, most recently, he paid a visit to a controversial landmark in Japan. But you know where Biebs is winning? In the wardrobe department. Just look at that oversized KTZ T-shirt with a big ol' cobra and "POISON" written in Arabic (which, BTW, you can buy for yourself if you have $365 burning a hole in your pocket). Bieber's fashionable, and he knows it. So much so, that he captioned this snap with a weighty declaration: "I am fashion." Whoa. Not just fashionable or fashion forward. Bieber. Is. Fashion.
Who wore the throwback CK look best: Justin Bieber or Harry Styles?Photo: @justinbieber's Instagram/Getty Images
Back in the day, Calvin Klein was known more for its raunchy, black-and-white underwear ads and logos than the clean lines and sleek silhouettes that earn praise today. Even though the brand spearheaded the minimalism movement, they got more attention in the early '90s for tapping Marky Mark (aka Mark Wahlberg) to model underwear alongside Kate Moss. Perhaps that era was on the minds of Harry Styles and Justin Bieber when they got dressed yesterday. Amazingly, both heartthrobs wore throwback CK looks. Granted, all-things-'90s have been a trend for quite some time now, but it’s pretty extraordinary that these two chose the same moment in the logo-obsessed decade to revive.
Playing guitar, wearing drop-crotch sweatpants. Justin Bieber knows how to live.
Photo: Adidas NEO
Paging all aspiring ad people/Beliebers: your chance at the big time just arrived. Justin Bieber and Adidas NEO have announced that you can put together Bieber's Spring 2014 campaign video yourself. The best part? Justin will watch and personally choose the winner. I hope he likes the one I designed—it's just 57-seconds of him winking at the camera. Swaggy.
A still from Justin Bieber's 'Confident' video.
Photo: Def Jam Records
Some may say Justin Bieber has a healthy level of self-confidence, but in his latest music video he pursues a "Confident" lady. While the video doesn't feature many outfit changes from JB, there are a few and due to #swag levels, they deserve attention. We're here to give it to them. Peep his looks (and tiny mustache) below!
A still from Justin Bieber's 'Confident' video.
Photo: Def Jam Records
The video opens with Justin leaning against a car at what appears to be a gas station. He is wearing a light-blue MCM backpack, which he promptly drops to the ground after a pretty girl walks by. Uh, Biebs, have you ever looked at the ground at a gas station? It's covered in, like, oil and gas. RIP, $600 leather backpack.
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.
Wanna know what your favorite pop stars WON'T be putting on their Christmas lists this year? Shirts. Why? Because they hate them. JK! Hate is a strong word. They just prefer not to wear them all the time. And based on the way some celebs have been stripping down recently, going sans shirt isn't just for the beach anymore—it's a full-blown, anytime trend.
"Once, in the long-gone Mad Men days, it was considered de rigueur for New Yorkers to wear a hat and gloves in town," wrote Guy Trebay in a New York Times column last July, commenting on widespread shirtlessness. "Now dress codes have devolved to the point where folks wear fleecy slippers on the subway, flip-flops to the ballet, running tights for every occasion, repurposed pajamas as daywear and, recently, very little at all." First of all, what's wrong with wearing running tights for every occasion? Second, people are wearing flip-flops to the ballet?! Now THAT is cray. I feel much less embarrassed about showing off my new hamburger-shaped pasties at work. KIDDING, of course. Because much like the curtain skirt, walking around without a shirt is definitely a celebrity-centric trend that's best left to the professionals. Let's take a look to see how they've tackled it this year, shall we?
Justin Bieber at the premiere of 'Believe.'
Photo: Getty Images
Last night, Justin Bieber premiered his second feature documentary, Believe, which will hit theaters on Christmas Day. The Biebs walked across a purple (duh, his #1 color) carpet and encouraged Christmas spirit with the addition of some silver tinsel trees. In fact, Bieber's entire outfit was basically a swaggier version of Santa's traditional get-up. So festive!
Justin wore a red single-button blazer, a crisp white shirt (complete with popped collar), and red leather moto pants. He accessorized with a leather-banded bracelet, a sizable gold watch, several gold chains, and some sunglasses to protect his eyes from all that bling. The only thing he needed to complete his jolly look was a sleigh with some reindeer, a bag full of toys (although there was a donation box for that), and a fluffy white beard—but that kind of facial hair can take YEARS to grow. Thankfully, the 'stache can hold it down in the meantime.