So, Hedi Slimane (creative director of Saint Laurent) is pretty much obsessed with Sky Ferreira. Not that we blame him, of course. The stark-blonde model/singer is totally of-the-moment—and has been since around 2011, when Slimane first dubbed her his muse. Ferreira’s got this amazing, burnt-out Lolita, spawn-of-Fiona-Apple-and-Angelina-Jolie kind of vibe about her, and if anyone can make the haute grunge look happen, it’s her.
Karlie Kloss and Daft Punk for "Vogue" magazine.
Photo: Vogue/Craig McDean
Remember when one of our House of Style sweethearts, the lovely, always-smiley Karlie Kloss, was spotted traipsing around Midtown Manhattan with Daft Punk? On top of it just being an eye-bugging collision of greats, there was heated speculation as to whether Miss Kloss might be featured in a new music video from the world's favorite French robots. Welp, turn out, the shoot was actually for a massive editorial spread starring Daft Punk and Karlie in the August issue of Vogue which hits newsstands nationwide tomorrow (July 23) and is available NOW as a digital download for iPad, Kindle Fire, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet (pick your tablet poison).
Siva Kaneswaran for Next Models.
Photo: Next Models
Holy WHAT. ?!?? I know we basically already did this little song-and-dance when The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran was initially signed to Next Models, but WOWOWOW. Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Listen, the first round of photos of Siva that the agency used for the announcement were great. Blue Steel and bow ties. A manicured mane befitting of his boy band heartthrob status and a whole lot of wearing suiting really, really well. But the latest set of Next Models' Siva snaps? WOO! *fans self with right hand* This is some high fashion street goth REALNESS. Mama like.
The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran has signed to Next Models.
Photo: Next Models
In a most unsurprising turn of events, The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran has just signed to Next Models. You know how there are just some dudes you look at and immediately think, "MAN, that guy could be a model"?? That's Siva. To a T. Tall, dark, and handsome. Lean, lanky model frame. A coiffure that's both luxurious and manageable. Impossible cheekbones. Not to mention, he's already got that whole piercing "Blue Steel" thing down pat. From their People's Choice Awards five shades of gray to their coordinating Tommy Hilfiger togs on last year's VMA red carpet, The Wanted dudes have been doing clothes justice since they first burst on the scene, and Siva was the group's style stand-out for sure. This kind of development—Siva signing to an agency—only makes sense, especially considering the guy's actually modeled before!
Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls at the 2013 AamfAR Cinema Against AIDS Event.
Photo: Getty Images
Judging from all the awesome fashion moments that have happened thus far at Cannes, it's easy to see how this international film festival makes all those other movie events throughout the year look like, well, casual Friday. We're talking hot-off-the-runway, boundary-pushing ensembles, here, you guys! And sure, the 12-day stint is technically about the flicks, but nobody can deny the fact that all the stars in attendance are also serving up an equal helping of style. While the premieres themselves (Bling Ring! Gatsby!) are worth writing home about, leave it to last night's 20th Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS fashion show to take this week's glamour to the NEXT LEVEL. The event read like a who's who list of the global fashion set, featuring top models and actresses alike decked out in seriously covetable designer pieces. And if you want our, ahem, totally un-biased opinion, House of Style hosts Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls were two of the best dressed ladies there.
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.