With the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards just days away (Thursday, September 4, to be exact!), we're getting pret-ty antsy wondering what fashionable frocks our fave females, like Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, will be pulling out of their closets (or, more likely, scoring from their designer friends).
But, as we look forward, we also can't help but look back. And thanks to multiple VMA appearances by icons like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, we have plenty of style snaps to scour. (Remember when belly chains were a thing?)
So, without further ado, we suggest you click on the image above to take a walk down VMA red carpets of yore in our Celeb Style Through the Years flipbook, and be sure to tell us in the comments which looks are your favorite!
Conventional wisdom says that once the first weekend of September has come and gone, we're to pack up our bright whites for a long winter's nap. Well, we've never much cared for conventional wisdom (she is SUCH a beyotch!). However, that being said, chances are good that after Labor Day, we'll be seeing a lot less of our friends ivory and eggshell. After all, stomping through the slushy streets of New York in a pair of pale trousers is a fashion disaster waiting to happen (no matter how many assistants you have shielding you from errant drive-by splashings).
So, before we all escape the office for our respective Happy Hours and BBQs, let's take a moment to pay homage to the hunks who've gone white hot in tailored tuxes, sizzling suits and brilliant button-ups. Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Romeo: We salute you!
With the U.S. Open in full swing, it's no surprise that this week's contenders for Style Superstar were found at Flushing Meadows wearing tennis-appropriate whites—even if they were both wielding microphones instead of rackets! These two pretty performers graced the courts with their vocal talents before the competition kicked off, and both brought their fashion A-game for the occasion. But when it comes to Style Superstardom, it's like "Highlander": THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE. Who aced it?
Jordin Sparks, y'all. The songstress wore a body-hugging Bebe dress in pretty white eyelet for her opening night performance of the National Anthem, with three-quarter-length sleeves that made it a perfect late-summer transition piece. Needless to say, there are, er, two obvious reasons why this dress was a great pick for the voluptuous star—but with nude peep-toe heels and understated jewelry, her classic style is game, set, match for Style Superstar.
Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with staff members. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.
Is a mustache just the thing to throw A off the sent? Probably not, but "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale looks adorable anyway flaunting faux facial hair at last night's grand opening of Henri Bendel in Las Vegas.
The 23-year-old took a break from set to browse the fashionable finds at the fete, later tweeting that she had "Such a good time." (We would too if we'd gotten that swag bag...)
Enter the Dragon... Tattoo costume designer.
Pre-production on the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" follow-up, "Catching Fire," is heating up, with a new stylist selected for the Quarter Quell. According to Entertainment Weekly, Trish Summerville, who costumed the 2011 David Fincher thriller and designed a Lisbeth Salander-inspired clothing line for H&M, will be outfitting Katniss Everdeen for her second go-around in the arena.
Trish will take over duties from Oscar-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky, who worked with director Gary Ross on the first film. And as EW points out, one of Trish's main costuming concerns will be Katniss' wedding gown, which District 12 stylist Cinna cleverly fashions to burn away, revealing a feathery Mockingjay costume underneath.
By Meghan Gorman
"The Apparition" may be a dark movie, but leading lady Ashley Greene lit up the premiere event last night in at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.
Ashley strutted her stuff in a long, silky, fuchsia dress with a pair of nude peep toe pumps, but her toes weren't the only thing peeping. The actress was showing a little bit—or a lot a bit—of leg with a sexy slit all the way up her to her thigh. Sporting a large sapphire ring, the gorgeous star didn't go over the top with accessories. The dress showing off Ashley's amazing figure was more than enough to keep everyone's eyes glued to her.
"Friday the 13th" star Julianna Guill is back in the horror film game playing a student researcher who helps unleash the evil spirit in "The Apparition." At the premiere, Julianna also went with the nude peep toe pumps, and decided to keep all of her legs in a short navy blue dress with a high neckline.
It seems like our calendars are filling up quickly and September 6 is shaping up to be one big evening for pop culture lovers everywhere. In addition to it being the night of the 2012 Video Music Awards, it also happens to be one of the biggest nights in fashion, courtesy of Fashion’s Night Out.
With stores all around the globe staying open late to allow shoppers to party alongside A-listers, and well, shop way past their closing times, the campaign enlisted the help of Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber to help spread the word in a black-and-white commercial.
Back-to-school season won't kick in for many until early September, but the report cards for this week's red-carpet fashion are in! And two of our most favorite style students are getting graded in this week's spotlight. Who got a Style Superstar-worthy A-plus? And whose GPA just took an unfortunate plunge when she failed to learn the material? Check it.
This week's winner? It's Holland Roden, our very own "Teen Wolf" star and a first-time champ of the style circuit! The petite actress looked sweet but sophisticated in a perfect party dress from BCBG, with a short flouncy skirt and pretty lace overlay—flirty and feminine, but in a deep cerulean hue and with elegant sleeves that kept the look safely out of "twee" territory. Add some leg-lengthening nude sandals and a pop of pink with her clutch (a nod to the party's dedication to breast cancer awareness), and you've got yourself a superstar.
Though we haven't received an invitation to an epic birthday bash featuring a black-tie dress code and a caviar-filled piñata (we assume it got lost in the mail), tonight's the night for our girl crush and general favorite lady Jennifer Lawrence to dress up and get down in celebration of another year!
The "Hunger Games" actress turns 22 today, marking just one more milestone in the very big year that's seen her transformed into a bona-fide movie star thanks to her headlining role in the biggest franchise of the decade. And in honor of this banner year for Jennifer, we're celebrating our three favorite looks from her 21st year—which established her not just as a major player in Hollywood, but as the sort of style chameleon we love to watch walk the red carpet even when she's not promoting a movie we're dying to see. What were her greatest hits? Check it:
No. 3: Victor and Rolf at the People's Choice Awards
Shortly after wrapping production on "The Hunger Games," Jennifer showed up in this wild, wave-motif dress in a cool shade of cobalt for the 2012 People's Choice Awards, where she'd scored a Fave Superhero nomination for her role as Mystique. Whether this dress was a tribute to her blue-skinned character or just a whimsical way to have some fun, it caught everyone's attention in a very good way.
When a woman once known the world over simply as "Posh" handpicks you to pose for Glamour magazine, you don't say no. Such is the plum position actress Lily Collins finds herself in, thanks to former Spice Girl (and Glamour guest editor) Victoria Beckham.
We declared the 23-year-old part of our New Class of on-the-rise young actors last year, and with performances in "Abduction" and "Mirror Mirror," Hollywood is definitely taking note. Next week, the beauty will begin filming on one of our most-anticipated adaptations: Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" novel "City of Bones," which also stars Jamie Campbell Bower and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, but in the meantime, we'll just gawk at this beautiful spread of Lily in the September issue.