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.'
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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.'
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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.
Justin Bieber and his mustache in the trailer for 'Believe.'
In case you missed the widely circulated memo, Justin Bieber's new movie, Believe, is coming out Christmas Day. If you are not a hardcore Belieber, I would avoid going to the movies that day, because it's been three years since the release of Never Say Never, and the Beliebers are HUNGRY for more. A lot has changed since 2011, when bb Biebs had hair that swooped, a hairless face, and no tattoos. Now Biebs has a half-sleeve, a 'do that goes up rather than over, and what has become known as a "dirty 'stache."
In case you haven't watched the new trailer for Believe, I'll fill you in: Bieber decided to keep his tiny, sparse mustache for the movie's interview, where he gets #real and talks about everything that he's gone through in the past year, from attacking the paparazzi to falling in love. MTV was lucky enough to speak with Jon M. Chu, the movie's director, about the 'stache and how it ended up fitting in with the story's arc.
Bieber's new kicks?
Photos: Getty Images/@justinbieber's Instagram
Over the weekend, Justin Bieber shared a photo of some fresh white kicks with the caption, "New Adidas I designed." Say whaaat? Man, Bieber really IS following in Kanye's footsteps. First, he wears a kilt in his "All That Matters" video, and now he's designing shoes for Adidas? Swag. Unfortunately, other than this Instagram post, little information has been shared about this apparent collaboration. One source told us that they could possibly hit shelves in the spring, but nothing will be confirmed until after the holidays. HMPH! *crosses arms, pouting* We don't appreciate being teased, especially where shoes are concerned. Shoes and/or Justin Bieber, actually. (The lengthy lead-up to that short film for The Key was pure agony.)
Selfies were errywhere this year. Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the word of 2013, which, based on celebrity Instagram accounts, makes total sense. Celebs love taking selfies and we, as bloggers and breathing humans, love looking at said selfies. We've come to rely on them to tell us what our faves are wearing, where they are, and who they're hanging with. It isn't until you look through every Instagram of Rihanna's from the past year that you truly appreciate just how much the badgal loves sharing her face/her new hair color/her products with the rest of the world. But Ri's not the only one doing it. We've rounded up our favorite selfies from the past year so you can peep 'em and refer back when taking GPOYs of your own. Enjoy!
NICKI MINAJ: MOST SELFIES NOT FOCUSED ON HER FACE
Nicki Minaj shares her selfies with two special guests.
For most people, selfies are all about the face. Obviously, Nicki Minaj is not like most people. Her selfies tend to draw attention to the two assets that sit below eye level and could easily stay out of frame. Nicki got bolder about baring as the year went on. While she began 2013 with some heavy cleavage, by the end she was straight-up giving us full-frontal pasties. Her Halloween costume, in case you couldn't tell, was a police officer. It's been a while since we've gotten any Instagrams from her Minajesty, so we're hoping she's planning to make up for lost time in 2014.
When a guy can carve a niche for himself as a paragon of style, it's a truly impressive feat. I mean, HULLO, dudes do not have the same range of options as ladies do. It's a lot harder to keep your look fresh and fashion-forward without peplum skirts and crop tops and a variety of heels. But there is an elite tier of dudes who have done exactly that in 2013.
We pay attention to the stories you're reading, tweeting, and posting on Facebook. Based on all that, we've put together a list of your 10 favorite stylish studs from the past 365 days. Now we need your help to crown the winner. One Direction won as a group last year, but only Harry and Zayn are nominated this time around. Will one of them come out on top, or will they split the 1D vote, leaving room for a new champion? It's up to you, so be sure to vote for your fave dude below. And act quickly because the poll closes after Wednesday, December 18th!
Harry Styles' 2013 looks.
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Harry Styles is a fashion icon. But you don’t have to take our word for it—all of Europe says so. (Pretty much.) The youngest member of One Direction beat out ~actual~ models for the title of British Style Icon at this year’s British Fashion Awards AND took home the award for Best Look at the MTV EMA. The dude wears quirky, printed button-ups and black skinny jeans like nobody’s business, and somehow manages to make bed head appropriate for every situation.