We've already told you about how excited we are that one of our favorite models, the one and only, the hilarious Chrissy Teigen is covering this year's Hangout Fest on hangout.mtv.com. But we don't really feel like we did the actual festival, which is a fantastic mix of AMAZING bands and a totally beautiful beach (i.e. heaven, pretty much), the justice that it deserves. Hangout is a seriously good time, and no matter which aspect of awesomeness you're the most excited for, there's most definitely something for you. Like Coachella, there is a HUGE variety of music to choose from, and there's a pretty solid chance that no matter what your preferred genre, there will be something right up your ally at Hangout. We picked three of our most anticipated, but also different, Hangout Fest acts and broke down some looks that we think would make you look right at home in the crowd.
Solange inspired festival style.
Photo: Nasty Gal/ASOS/Urban Outfitters/Forever 21/Zara
Obviously, we take serious style inspiration from Solange on a regular basis, so when we were thinking about who could kick off our Hangout Music Fest style-a-palooza she came to mind immediately. We LOVE her bold style, and have to credit her for single handedly doing away with any fear we might have of wearing mixed prints. In her honor, we think either a shorts suit or, better yet, a jumpsuit in a bold, colorful print is just the ticket for looking fly and still being able to dance to her set at Hangout. We love the Nasty Gal Flower Punch Jumpsuit ($88.00) paired with a colorful, low heeled sandal like ASOS' Hedley Heeled Sandals ($76.36), a classic panama hat like the BDG Aloha Straw Panama Hat ($29.00), an easy cross-body bag like the Forever 21 Canvas Saddle Bag ($24.80) and finally a little pop of something extra, like the silver Tiger's Head Belt from Zara ($25.90).
Chrissy Teigen, your Hangout Fest Correspondent.
Here are some things we love: style (obvi), models, food, music, and humor. Do those things go together all the time? Unfortunately not, so when they do, we get all kinds of excited. You may have heard that this weekend is the Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and that we'll be streaming the WHOLE thing live at hangout.mtv.com. OK, so there we have music covered, what about the style? Well, we're totally excited to announce that the HILARIOUS host of VH1's Model Employee Chrissy Teigen will be taking her host game on the road, and joining Vinny Guadagnino as an MTV Hangout Fest correspondent. Chrissy will be interviewing bands, breaking down the festival style, and much more, and with a lineup that includes rad names like Kendrick Lamar, Solange, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, it's gonna be major. Now, we've been following Chrissy's hilarious Twitter for awhile now, and it never ceases to crack us up in an embarrassing way. Not only that, but the model also posts AMAZING recipes on her food blog, So Delushious!, on the regs, and they always, always make our mouths water. Did you know she wanted to be a chef before becoming a model? See? Fave. The hilarious Chrissy will be supplying us with style quips and belly-laughs all weekend long. We. Are. Psyched. So psyched, in fact, that we got Chrissy to take some time out of her totally nutty travel schedule to chat with us about the gig and give us a little taste of what we have to look forward to at Hangout.
Cara Delevingne is a magical unicorn. The model has become known as much for her hilarious antics and goofy, totally weird faces as she is for her modeling, proving that she's way more than just a pretty face, as they say. In fact, sometimes we think Cara's pretty face might be made of different stuff than our own because of the CRAZY contortions she is capable of. It's totally appropriate, therefore, that Cara would make an appearance in her bestie Rita Ora's video for her song "Facemelt." The two have been teasing us with their collaboration for months and months, and Rita released the original version of the "Facemelt" video on Hunger TV last week. However, we wondered when Cara would come in and what it might be like. This wasn't exactly what we had expected. The remixed video is equal parts adorable and artful, with Cara mimicking Rita's moves and lip-syncing along to the words of the song but also pulling some classic Cara faces in the process. We went through and identified five of our favorites, but we have to say, it was hard to choose.
THE SLY SIDE-EYE
A still from Rita Ora's "Facemelt (Remix)".
Photo: Hunger TV
Cara eases us into her faces with this quick little glance. It's not too jokey, but you can see that any minute she might break into one of her signature crazy faces. This is just the warm up. Cara is telling you, I know what you want, and I'm going to deliver.
Emma Watson is better than you.
Dear Emma Watson, how are you so fly? The Bling Ring star took to the skies (see what we did there?) earlier this week, en route to the Cannes Film Festival, in what we will unequivocally say is the best travel look we have ever seen. Get out your pen and paper, guys, because this is some serious learning time. Now, I don't know about you, but our airport steelo goes a little something like this: leggings, thick socks, t-shirt, the biggest flannel we can find, and whatever cumbersome boots we're bringing on our trip, preferably with all of the laces. It's not a cute look for sleeping in, let alone wearing out in public, but you know what, it works? Emma on the other hand? Her travel style includes one of the most flattering white dresses we have ever seen on a human being ever, dark wayfarers, some easy to remove but still cool ankle boots, and an incredible amount of glamorous confidence. She just screams movie star, right?
Nicole Richie and Ben Lyons help their friend Erin Foster pick out a first date look.
Photo: AOL On
OH, the age-old "girl-cute" vs "boy-cute" debate. Especially among the more fashionably inclined, there's often a disconnect between what ladies and their friends think is super cute and what the boys that date them are into for their ladies. Whether you're a staunch follower of The Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine, or more of a girly girl, you've surely been party to an "are overalls fun or fugly" convo or two. This makes getting ready for dates (be they first or otherwise) REALLY hard! Nicole Richie understands, and addresses this difficult, serious topic in her new episode of #CandidlyNicole. You want to look cool, but you don't want to look, you know, like an art piece or anything #balance. Also, harem pants. Don't do it. Nicole actually suggests waiting until a man is "legally bound" to you before you break out those bad boys, but we have to say, we think it's important that you show your partner your true colors before then because: honesty. ANYWAY, Nicole's friend, film critic and Extra host Ben Lyons is brought in as dude consult to help ladyfriend and fellow comedienne (who you may remember as Marissa Cooper's enemy Heather from The O.C.) Erin Foster pick out a look for a first date. Obviously, hilarity ensues.
Carrie Underwood on the June cover of Marie Claire.
Photo: Marie Claire
I don't know if there really is something different about southern girls, but Carrie Underwood is sure turning on the southern charm on the June cover of Marie Claire magazine. The American Idol champ and SIX TIME Grammy winner posed in a sun drenched shoot for the mag, inspiring our yearnings for summer with her glowing shock of white blonde hair and bright graphic shift. Carrie toes the line between good girl and bad, looking ready to take off in her red convertible at any second, leaving you blinking in the dust. Although we might see Carrie as all glitter and country sparkle, the accompanying interview reveals a grit and sass that her exterior doesn't even begin to suggest.
Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn on "Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn."
Photo: Life + Times
Have we ever told you about the time Karlie Kloss saved our lives? Well, maybe we're being dramatic, but it sure felt like it. Picture a cold Fashion Week day, running from show to show, the bitter cold stealing what tiny morsels of energy we have left. It was rough, we didn't think we were going to make it, and there just wasn't ANY time to eat. In swooped House of Style host Karlie, with her filling but also delicious "Kookies," and we were able to make it all the way to the end of the night. After that, we got "Karlie Forever" tattooed on our biceps in a banner carried by little birds, enclosed in a heart. JKJK, but really we heart Karlie forever and always. We also heart Jourdan Dunn, and wait impatiently for every new episode of her hilariously adorable cooking show, Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn, on Life + Times. In the latest episode, Karlie and Jourdan come together to cook not one but TWO amazing dishes: curry and, of course, a batch of Karlie's Kookies!
Katy Perry has played all of the biggest stages in the world, has performed for the President, and a whole host of other things that would make us quake in our boots with terror, but we'd be willing to wager that she still gets a touch butterflies before a REALLY big show. OK so maybe she has her game face down pat (there wasn't a hint of stage fright in her pre-show ritual as shown in her Part Of Me doc), but singing a duet with the Rolling Stones? If Katy didn't get a little nervous, she might just be a robot. The singer joined Mick and Keith on stage at their Las Vegas tour stop, and brought that rock star somethin' somethin' in an all-leather bustier and mini skirt combo. Holding her own singing the Stones' classic "Beast Of Burden," Katy's down-to-there sweetheart neckline bustier, with thick ties up the front, and a bright print on the skirt, was classic KP, with a definite old school rock twist.
There's no denying that Rihanna is #CCcertified. Whether she's dripping in Chanel chains or wearing Karl Lagerfeld's face on her t-shirt, Robyn Fenty is an undeniable master of the double C's. Let's focus on that t-shirt for a second. Just last week, Ri popped up on Instagram wearing a watercolored white tee with her boy Karl's portrait painted on it, rocking the caption "I'm so #CCcertified u aint een know it!!" She paired the tee with a pair of cut off, frayed denim shorts; a black blazer; the aforementioned chains; Wayfarers and her signature bright red lip. Basically the look was perfect in its simplicity, while still being luxe and young and just a little silly. Is this yet another example of the ungettable amazingness that is Badgalriri's life? Or, could this be a rare example of one of Ri's looks that we could actually snag for ourselves? Turns out, although we can't find Ri's exact t-shirt (it was probably custom made for her by Karl himself, or something), there are plenty of options out there if you want to wear a Karl Lagerfeld tee yourself!
Rita Ora & Cara Delevingne: besties together for Hunger TV.
Photo: Hunger TV
We're super jealous of Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora. They're glamorous, gorgeous, hilarious, AND BEST FRIENDS. Seriously, what could be better that having an awesome, amazing life AND getting to share in all the fun stuff with your bestie? Charmed. Lucky for us, we get to revel in their awesomeness thanks to Hunger TV. The two have been teasing their Hunger collab since January, when Rita tweeted an image from what we assumed was a photoshoot, but it now appears that we might be getting a video from these two ladies next week! If that's not exciting enough, Rita released a new video for her song "Facemelt" via Hunger TV today, and, let's just say it lives up to its name, especially in the fashion department. Rita gives some major couture vibes in the video, decked out in a sheer bustier, Chanel-channeling jacket, and to-die-for accessories.