Iggy Azalea for House of Holland Eyewear.
Photo: via House of Holland Facebook
We hate to say we told you so, but we TOTALLY called it! After seeing mysterious photos pop up on Iggy Azalea's Twitter a couple months back, featuring the Aussie rapper showing off House of Holland sunglasses, we wondered if a campaign was in the works. Turns out we were right— the images have officially dropped! And yes, they're absolutely amazing. The emerging hip hop star is working her modeling chops in a huge way, showing off House of Holland's debut collection of shades against a bright blue Los Angeles sky.
Azealia Banks And Cara Delevingne at the Mermaid Ball in London.
Photo: via Azealia Banks Instagram
When it comes to best friends, it really doesn't get any cooler than Azealia Banks and Cara Delevingne. Besides the fact that these two girls are absolutely KILLING it in their respective industries, they also always have a ton of fun wherever they go, whether it's impromptu funny photoshoots, spontaneous beauty change-ups, or more recently, this weekend's epic Mermaid Ball. We all know Azealia loooooves mermaids, so she threw a massive party at an aquarium in London to celebrate (and as a followup to the NYC and LA events that happened in the summer). Clearly it was an excuse to dress up, and Azealia and Cara didn't disappoint one bit. Azealia hinted on Twitter about her date, saying "@Caradelevingne is my date for the mermaid ball! We just had a fitting for our mermaid costumes!" so we knew these two would turn up in something amazing.
Photo: Meredith Traux
I met then immediately fell head-over-Altuzarra-heels with pop sartorial-killin-it siren Wynter Gordon at The Blonds' wild Spring/Summer 2013 runway show, which, PS, involved technicolor skivvies and corsets featuring spandex and metallic streamers. Mhmm, I was kicking it front-row *hair flips* with my girl Natalia Kills, and seated next to us was the drop dead beautiful Wynter Gordon. We hit it off after I squealed about her amazing booty-bouncing jams/immaculate hair/triumphant style game. Newsflash: Gordon is banging out a FOUR PART *faints* EP titled 'Human Condition', which you can DL right hereeee and get your Wynter (hehe) weight-loss treadmill playlist on. Thanks for that, girl. It warms my gay heart to present this week's Favorite Things featuring my new pop princess BFF with a penchant for LAMDs (look at me devices), Ms. Wynter Gordon.
Iggy Azalea covers the October issue of 'NYLON' Mexico.
Photo: via 'NYLON' Mexico's Facebook
Iggy Azalea's been teasing us about a top-secret NYLON project for what seems like forever— and while waiting is the worst, at least we've had other Iggy cameos like a Flavor mag spread and Dim Mak campaign to tide us over. But now we don't have to sit patiently refreshing our Twitter timeline, because the Aussie hip hop star's NYLON Mexico cover is finally here! Decked out in a Jeremy Scott top, Pavon NYC leggings and classic black Vans, the whole ensemble is a super animated take on the '90s club kid scene....so obviously we love it. And because we love YOU, too, we've done the hard work for you and tracked down how you can get Iggy's look yourself. Check it out after the jump!
Taylor Swift and her brand new, special edition Keds.
Photo: Photography by Brian Doben ©2012 Firefly Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
First things first: We've been listening to Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," the latest single from her upcoming album Red, on repeat in the most serious way ever since it was released. We might need an intervention soon, we'll let you know. To put it lightly, we are REALLY excited to hear the full album, and have October 22nd circled on our calendars (in red, duh). We also have another way to celebrate the release now, thanks to our favorite sneakers, Keds. The classic footwear brand announced this morning that they are signing Taylor for a three year collaborative deal, as they re-launch their brand as a women's only label. We've been wearing pair after pair of white Keds' Champions into the ground for years (although not that many pairs, they last a long time given the abuse we put them through), as have some of our fashion icons (most notably Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss), but we might just have to switch up our color preference now that we've seen the first pair Taylor is coming out with. The sneaks, which are being released on the same day as her record, are, you guessed it, red!
Jourdan Dunn off duty during New York Fashion Week this year.
Looks like Karlie and Joan aren't the only ones getting into the show hosting game: Jourdan Dunn will be joining their ranks as the host of Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn, on Jay-Z's Life + Times Youtube channel. If the punny title didn't tip you off, Jourdan will be hosting a cooking show, and we're busy hypothesizing about what she might try whipping up in the test kitchen. Since Karlie already has the market cornered on model-made cookies, we suspect that Jourdan might be more focused on amateur chef staples. We were really proud when we cooked a really good roast chicken, so as amateur chefs ourselves we have some experience in this arena. Also we MIGHT sometimes pretend to be hosting our own cooking show while we're in the kitchen alone, but don't tell anyone. The other thing that has us thinking are the food-centric tweets the British model has been posting. While it doesn't seem that she's working her way through Julia Child, she's paying close attention to the details, which is even more important. See the tweet after the jump!
Jennifer Lawrence in September.
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With her bow and arrow-wielding Katniss cred AND her simultaneous rise as fashion's newest darling, there aren't many people who can hopscotch between glamour and The Hunger Games like Jennifer Lawrence. Sure, we all know that she's got a killer instinct (literally) as the star of the blockbuster action franchise. But within the last few months the actress has also graced the covers of British VOGUE, W, and landed a super high fashion spread in VOGUE, proving that maybe she really CAN do it all. And now she's taking it one step further, as the latest muse for Christian Dior. This morning WWD reported that the 22-year-old has been named the newest face for the label's Miss Dior handbags, an honor previously held by fellow stars like Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard.
Taylor Swift loves her Charlotte Olympia cat shoes.
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Oh how we long for a pair of Charlotte Olympia cat flats. Oh how we need little whiskers adorning our toes, how we need a pink nose upon our feet. How can something so silly feel so essential? Maybe it's our well-hidden but omnipresent cat lady tendencies, or maybe it's just that they're freaking cute. You know who agrees with us? Taylor Swift. The pretty young thing has been seen sporting felines on her feet all over the world, and she's thoroughly convinced us that not only are these super cute shoes, well, super cute, but they're also totally practical. From wearing them out and about to bike riding through the streets of Paris while shooting her video for "Begin Again" off of her upcoming album Red (which comes out on October 22nd). We were totally taken over the edge, however, when Taylor showed up at the Radio One Teen Awards in London wearing a white a-line dress (not a surprise) with a pair of Charlotte Olympia satin cat face PUMPS. Now, we're all for a little whimsy and humor when it comes to your kicking around clothes, but on the red carpet? We were skeptical at first but it's a look that's really, seriously grown on it. We knew that the time had come to scour the internet for cat-face shoes of our own, both the exact same as Tay's and at other, more affordable price points.
Ok so she's not all the way down to her birthday suit, but Rihanna is nearly naked in a photo for her fragrance, Nude, that she leaked on Instagram over the weekend. She posted the photo, alongside the caption "Here is my new add [sic] for a brand new fragrance #NUDE !!! Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall!!!" on Friday evening, starting off the holiday weekend with a big piece of news. The campaign also shows Ri with as an old Hollywood-style blonde, a hair look that's completely unlike the super fashionable pixie cut she's been sporting since the 2012 VMA's. She shot the steamy pics back in May, when she announced, also via Instagram, that she would be putting out the new fragrance, and we've been tapping our toes wondering about them ever since. With Nude set to be released this fall, however, they're right on schedule for a super hot holiday release.
Solange, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ashley Madekwe.
Photo: Getty Images
With an abbreviated cut, bold colors, and tons of pattern play, short suits are kind of like the traditional suit's cooler little sister. Sure, they might take cues from the Wall Street staple, but THIS version has way more edge...and Solange, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Ashley Madekwe are here to prove it. We all know that Solange is pretty much the QUEEN of suits (bowing down), what with her ridiculously awesome printed numbers in her new "Losing You" vid and the mismatched separates she shows off for Madewell. But this week, the singer traded her signature prints for a solid pink ensemble by Twenty8Twelve, which she wore over a checked Preen blouse. We're digging the quirky accessories vibe here, too, with her black and white Nicholas Kirkwood sandals and the Union Jack Charlotte Olympia Clutch. You know the term "transitional pieces"? Well, considering we're currently dealing with 80-degree October weather, the short suit just might be our Indian Summer secret weapon.