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.
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!
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.
Joan Smalls with Tom Ford and Karlie Kloss at the 2013 Met Gala.
Is there anything we love more than seeing our beautiful House Of Style hosts, Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss, looking STUNNING on one of the biggest—both literally and figuratively—red carpets of the year? NOPE. Lucky for us they absolutely shine on literally every carpet they walk, but we have to say that the twosome were in especially fine form at the 2013 Met Gala. Joan was on the arm of Tom Ford, who outfitted her in a stunning black lace gown with the most amazing combination of figure flattering cling and floor brushing draping that we think we've ever seen. Her beauty look was simple, with a dark eye and bare lip, but she made a nod to the gala's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" theme with straight, side parted ombre locks. Karlie, on the other hand, walked the carpet solo, but it was clear which house was her sartorial partner in crime: Louis Vuitton.
Cara Delevingne is Miss 'Vogue''s first cover girl!
Photo: Via British 'Vogue'
The secret's out, y'all! British Vogue officially has a cool little sister in the newly-launched Miss Vogue magazine. And let's be honest—who better to front the glossy's debut issue than Cara Delevingne? After some Twitter teasers this week about the mystery cover girl, today is the day we can finally feast our eyes on Cara in ALL her pretty, pink glory. The notorious industry goofball, onesie queen, and 2012's Model of the Year is smiling wide in bold red lipstick and dressed in a custom Topshop Unique ensemble. The 20-year-old has been a longtime favorite of the U.K. retail giant, walking in the Fall/Winter runway show as well as being a key player in the brand's tech-savvy catwalk production. While Topshop's boundary-pushing goods are nothing new, here Cara's throwing back to the ultimate middle school style trick by layering her sequined cami over the basic gray crewneck (remember those days?!).
Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne make shrimp tempura on "Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn".
Photo: Life & Times
We caught up with Jourdan Dunn on the eve of the premiere episode of her cooking show "Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn" on Jay-Z's Life & Times, and she told us all about making jerk pork with rice and peas, as well as about some of her culinary inspirations and secrets. We'll, a whole season has passed and now "Well Dunn" is celebrating its very first episode of season 2! Jourdan is a seasoned cooking show host (heh) by now, and so it's only natural that she start bring in guests. Who better to serve as her sous chef than fellow model and real life bestie, the queen of the funny face, Cara Delevingne! We don't need to tell you how we feel about Cara, you already know that be absolutely love, love, love her.
She's BFF with Rita Ora, quickly becoming a street style phenom for her rad fashion and ridiculous faces, and is a indisputable runway STAR. But Cara Delevingne isn't slowing down just yet, y'all! We hear that the 2012 Model of the Year has recently inked a deal to trademark her name with the Intellectual Property Office, which means she can officially use it as a marketing tool. In business speak, this is basically next step in taking celeb status to the next level and becoming a brand a la Beyonce and Madonna. Watch out, world! In addition to trademarking her name, the 20-year-old and her father have registered a company called "Cara & Co.," which means we can (fingers crossed!) expect some Cara-approved merch very soon. But if you believe the rumors, it's NOT what you think.
Remember back in November when Rihanna leaked her V Magazine photos, in which she appears in flagrante delicto alongside Kate Moss? Shot by the inimitable Mario Testino, the spread basically made the internet explode, but I don't think anyone expected to have to wait this long to see the real thing. The racy photos were shot by the inimitable Mario Testino, and feature Kate and Rihanna in various states of undress, save for a heavy, glossy dose of black eyeliner and the occasional splash of lingerie and menswear. The accompanying article addresses the leak head-on, saying that it was the result of a hack that Rihanna thought was the real deal until the magazine told her otherwise. "I posted them because I was so excited...I was so bummed because I thought they were so sick," Rihanna says in the article accompanying the shoot, and we TOTALLY feel her. Can you imagine how hard it would be to shoot with a LEGENDARY model like Kate Moss and an equally incredible photographer and then have to wait months to show off your photos? TORTURE, we say! Rihanna wasn't the only one who was super excited for the pairing, however: Kate and her daughter Lila Grace are huge Rihanna fans as well! Check out a behind the scenes video from the shoot after the jump, and try not to get too hot and bothered.
Rita Ora attends the Burberry show during London Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images
We ALL know that Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne are BFF. They call each other "Wifey," pose for Rankin together, and document their friendship for everyone else to see on Instagram. Luckily, our love for the two of them is so huge, we're able to get over our major case of FOMO and forgive them for the fact that we're missing out on such rad times. Siiiigh. But just in case you had any doubts whatsoever about their closerthanthis friendship, Rita really sealed the deal this weekend when she attended the Burberry runway show during London Fashion Week wearing a t-shirt with CARA'S FACE ON IT! Now, incorporating your best friend's face into your wardrobe has the potential to be a little bit, um, creepy, but leave it to the pop star to make the look 100% adorable and unexpectedly stylish. So what's the story behind these sketched tees? And more importantly, where can we buy one for ourselves? Get the deets below!