Why not celebrate the return of "Pretty Little Liars" and the season with a gift or two inspired by the hit ABC Family series? We're back with another holiday gift guide, this one chock-full of items any Rosewood resident would drool over.
Though Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily all have their own signature styles, each is something of a fashionista in her own right, mixing on-trend pieces with inherent tech savvy—sussing out A while looking tres chic doing it! Get all the deets on our picks after the jump!
Nothing brightens up a cold December day like a pretty party dress and some ravishing red accessories—whether the lady wearing them is walking the red carpet or rockin' around the Christmas tree. So don't be surprised if we show up to your holiday party having flat-out stolen Kerry Washington's gorgeous look from the Women in Entertainment breakfast this week, where she wore a seriously covet-worthy ensemble that also earned her this week's Style Superstar honors.
Kerry was a standout at the event in a sumptuous gray Carven dress, with a deco-inspired, brocade-lined cutout design on the bodice. But it was the accents that made this look Superstar material: red patent pumps and a matching clutch that added a firecracker finish to her amazing look. Also, let's have a moment of recognition for Kerry's historic achievement of being possibly the first adult woman ever to wear cap sleeves without looking ridiculous.
Picture this: a swank hotel room in London, yesterday afternoon, several hours before the world premiere red carpet for "Les Miserables." Anne Hathaway is lounging in a dressing gown, relaxing before the big event, when the phone rings.
Caller: Anne! It's Amanda Seyfried.
Anne: Amanda! How's it going?
Amanda: Great! So, I was wondering: What are you wearing tonight?
Anne: I was just trying to decide! I have a few options, but I don't know, they all just seem so...normal.
Amanda: Ohmigod, I was thinking the exact same thing! There's nothing wrong with the dress I picked out, but it's not exactly pushing the envelope.
Anne: Right? I mean, we've both been killing it with great outfits all year—
Amanda: You looked amazing at the Tokyo premiere.
Anne: Thanks! But you know, I think I'm tired of just looking amazing? Just once, I want to look amazing, but also like I might have borrowed my dress from the bridal trousseau of a very fancy clown.
Amanda: What?! Okay, THAT IS THE BEST. You have to do it.
Anne: Do you think so?
Amanda: I'll tell you what: You wear your clown couture, and I'll show up wearing the most interesting thing I can find, too. Twinsies!
Anne: Yes! Alright, I'm in. I'd better start getting ready.
Amanda: Oh, do you mind if I loop Isla Fisher in on this plan of ours? I know she'll bring the madness.
Anne: Of course, the more the merrier. Maybe someone should call Helena, too?
Amanda: I doubt we need to.
...And okay, no, we've got no way of proving that this conversation ever took place. But considering the adventurous fashion choices on display at last night's "Les Miserables" world premiere, nobody can say for sure that the film's leading ladies didn't make an advance plan to dress in their most daring duds, either.
It's time for our annual round of year-end Best Ofs, and the voting still rages on in yesterday's poll to determine the Sexiest Sex Scene of 2012—but while we're weeding out the cream of the crop, it's important to remember that some of this year's most memorable characters looked pretty dang fine with their clothes on, too. And today, it's up to you to pick your favorite fashionista (or the most dapper fellow) to grace the big screen this year. Who's in the running for Best-Dressed? Our nominees are...
Bella Swan in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
Not only did she get the world's greatest makeover thanks to her new status as a member of the bloodsucking undead, but Bella took to the forest in some seriously swank (and perhaps slightly impractical) hunting attire. We just hope the bloodstains from her cougar kill came out in the wash.
Why yes, that is Anne Hathaway in short hair and even shorter shorts on the cover of January's Glamour! The recently married star is front and center in the magazine's special "Self-Expression" issue, where she made a statement in both a casually styled photo shoot (she's seen in a limited-edition tank top for the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women) and an interview with Eve Ensler that revealed her as not just a major star, but a thoughtful and passionate activist for the causes she cares about.
And now that Anne is a major celebrity at the top of her game, she says she's determined to use her star status for good.
"At this stage in my life—and this moment will not last forever—me walking my dog is news," she explained. "And because I take very seriously the idea that I can make an impact in the world, I hold back my voice so I can make more of an impact when I do use it. A cause like One Billion Rising is something I want to scream about, and I want you to take that scream seriously because I don’t fall out of nightclubs."
"Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart has been vamping an eclectic collection of looks this year, from her kaleidoscopic Peter Pilotto frock for a "Tonight Show" appearance, to the terrifying mask she donned for All Hallow's Eve. And Kristen continued her diverse dressing at this weekend's Governors Ball where she donned a Talbot Runhof gown.
With its lace-paneled short-sleeve top and full-length black skirt, the dress is undoubtedly sophisticated for the 22-year-old. Perhaps, a bit too sophisticated. While a gown like this would look aces on, say, Helen Mirren, it does little to flatter KStew's figure or highlight her fun (not to mention youthful!) fashion sense.
But that's our take. What do you think of Kristen's sartorial statement at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences event? Vote in our poll after the jump!
Our week of holiday gift guides is coming to an end—and when we say an end, we mean an END, the no-holds-barred kind of wrap-up that involves snowy panoramas of the Russian countryside, doomed romance and impeccably dressed, impossibly glamorous women who give a whole new meaning to the term "trainwreck."
Yep, that's right: Today's roundup is inspired by the classic Russian novel (and new, sumptuous feature film), "Anna Karenina"... and the girl on your giftlist who adores her. Think: old-world glamour, candlelit nights, cloth-bound, dog-eared books, and fur, fur, fur. Whether you're giving her something for bundling up against the blistering cold of the St. Petersburg winter, something tragic to read and weep, or something from which to sip her tea while she ponders the inevitable tragedies of life, love and steam engines, this collection of gifts is perfect for anyone who likes long stories and messy ends.
With glum, gray winter coming down the pike, we always appreciate an eye-popping wake-up call from Hollywood's best-dressed—particularly when it comes in the form of a shocking chartreuse dress styled like whoa. And during the month of November, to our great delight, two different stars opted to throw a little acid green on the red carpet! Whose look was the searing superstar?
It's Kate Mara! Her Jason Wu dress at the "Deadfall" premiere was one of the event's most noticeable outfits, for obvious reasons—but with a lovely Grecian-style drape, an embellished lace inset, and the addition of strappy black shoes and jewelry, this was an eye-catching look that we couldn't look away from. And with Kate wisely opting for sleek hair and smoky eyes to put some polish on her ensemble, she's a hands-down win for Style Superstar.
FROM MTV STYLE: While you were busy feasting on leftover turkey, Demi Lovato was taking flight with a different sort of feathered friend.
"The X Factor" judge paid a visit over the weekend to tattoo artist Kat Von D, who added a flock of flying birds to Demi's pre-existing "Faith" tattoo, which was inspired by the songstress' time in treatment in 2010.
The new forearm ink is among the dozen or so tatts Demi's added over the years, many of which boast an avian theme.
Click over to MTV Style to see Demi's fresh ink!
Rouse yourself from your turkey coma and limber up your clickers, y'all: 'Tis officially the season to find the perfect gift for the deserving people in your life. And to help you navigate the many, many options before you, here's the first installment of a gift guide pegged perfectly to all your favorite tropes and trends from this year's pop-cultural biggies.
First up: We all know a lady or two with DIY leanings, heavy hipster bangs and a shelf full of cult classic DVDs who yearns to be described, above all else, as "adorkable". And if you're looking for something with which to stuff the stocking of your own New Girl, here's our roundup.