Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls cover Vogue.
Photo: Vogue UK/Vogue Australia
In 2012, House of Style co-hosts Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss became bonafide mainstays on the pages of the fashion’s heaviest-hitting publications. Karlie and Joan are individual powerhouses, but this year they really became a gruesome twosome. We'd like to think that House of Style solidified their BFFL status, but other iconic moments together included storming the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and landing individual covers for W Magazine's July issue. With a glowing (and growing) CV, it comes as no surprise that BOTH Karlie and Joan ranked among Vogue's top 10 featured models for 2012.
"Image is powerful" is a statement that is as undeniable as it is ubiquitous. How we perceive and how we are perceived by others drives much of what we do. Our success, confidence, and happiness are directed by this authority that we can’t even touch. It’s a force. Knowing all this, how do we even begin to CONSIDER dealing with it? Well, believe it or not, we turn to a supermodel! Not long after sweeping the runway in America’s most-watched fashion show, Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell decided to trade lingerie for lectures. The beauty AND brain unpacks her career for TED’s “Be Fearless” conference with an honest and inspiring discussion about the power of image not only in her industry, but in all of our lives. We IMPLORE you to watch the whole talk. It/she is so awesome. But in the meantime, check out some of our favorite takeaways!
Instawatch turns your favorite Instagram photos into a custom watch.
Alright, so we're convinced the world is just BEGGING us to unleash our inner photographer. I mean, Jay-Z himself said we all have “genius level talent,” right? Well, for all you snap-happy, cameraphone-obsessed people out there, meet the newest way to feed your Instagram addiction: InstaWatch. The custom-watch platform allows you to choose your favorite shots from the app and turn them into a one-of-a-kind timepiece. PLUS it’s user-friendly, which is clutch because y’know #neverreaddirections. Simply choose your favorite shot
of Harry Styles, scale the photo to the watch's face, and select a color for the band!
Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry wear a cupcake bra.
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Remember way back in 2010 when Snoop Lion was still a Dogg? When he and Katy Perry teamed up for the "California Gurls" video to virtually choke us with confection? When that CUPCAKE BRA made history? Well, KP's all-candy-everything steez is NOT running unopposed. Nicki Minaj stopped by BET's 106 & Park earlier this week to promote her new "Freedom" video in a cupcake bra HERSELF, and, naturally, we're calling on YOU to tell us who you think wore it better!
Katy Perry is really into floor-length florals lately.
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Katy Perry has forged a fashion reputation of being predictably unpredictable. A quick mental ransacking of KP’s sartorial history recalls, among other things, spandex, HOTT pants, transient hair styles, cupcake purses, retro pin-up girl/Rosie the Riveter homages, a BATTERY PACK or two, and blizzards of sparkle, sprinkle, furbelow, and fluff. Despite the general glitterbomb that is Katy Perry's style evolution, we MIGHT *pump the brakes* be sensing a bit of a calm! As of late, the candy-coated "California Gurls" songstress has been committed to a slightly more refined, floor-length floral look. Not exactly business as usual, amirite?