Rita Ora attends the Burberry show during London Fashion Week.
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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!
Looks from Topshop Unique's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Considering its celeb cult following, global customer base (ahem, the entire MTV Style staff included), and well-deserved rep for churning out uber-trendy, supercute goods time and again,Topshop is used to major hype happening loooong before the first model steps onto the runway. But this season the U.K. brand took things one step further, making its Fall/Winter Topshop Unique fashion show even more interactive than usual with Google Hangouts beforehand, streaming backstage access, and model cams on catwalkers like Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn. Because we'd do practically anything for Topshop, we set our alarms for bright and early this morning (9 a.m. on a Sunday?! Bleghhh!) to watch the action as it was happening from London. Some highlights: getting up close and personal with Louis Tomlinson in the Hangout beforehand, spying on Demi texting in the front row pre-show, AND the ability to replay the whole thing over and over again. Oh, and THE CLOTHES.
Karlie Kloss was all over New York Fashion Week this season.
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Sometimes we look at Karlie Kloss, in magazines or advertisements, baking cookies (or should we say, KOOKIES) or sharing a runway with Justin Bieber, and generally OWNING New York Fashion Week, and we get a little jealous. Wouldn't it be fun to be 6 feet tall and jet all over the world and get to wear all of those beautiful clothes? It would, but it would also be SO MUCH WORK. Like, we get to sleep in our own beds and wear flats to work sometimes. Also, have you ever had to walk in really high heels with someone watching you? Like, when you go on a date and realize maybe you aren't TOTALLY down with how many inches you have on your feet, and you get up to go to the bathroom and know your date is going to watch you walk away and you're like, OH NO I'M GONNA FALL, the entire way? Yes? Of course you get it. Well we can only imagine that being on a runway in giant heels is like that but about ten thousand times scarier because if you fall someone will put the photos on Getty and Youtube and I'm having sympathy pains just thinking about it. UGH. That was our long way of saying that Karlie Kloss is AMAZING and we're utterly in awe of her (which, duh, is why she's one of our House of Style hosts). This fashion week, Karlie not only walked in a number of the biggest shows, including Oscar De La Renta, Anna Sui and Carolina Herrera, but she ALSO served as the Mercedes-Benz ambassador, AND ran all around town handing out her kookies to famished show-goers from Milk Studios to Lincoln Center. NOT TO MENTION that she did all this AND flew to LA and back to be our red carpet correspondent for the Grammys. Are you tired yet? Oh also, she looked amazing doing all of this. AMAZING. See our gallery of Karlie's fashion week highlights after the jump!
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We love Cara Delevingne. You love Cara Delevingne. OK, let's be real: everyone in the fashion industry loves Cara Delevingne. And why shouldn't we?! This girl has given us more than enough reasons to obsess, dominating the catwalks (she made cameos at Anna Sui, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, and about a zillion others this week) while simultaneously killing the street style game with her '90s-inspired off duty uniform. But don't assume the English supermodel is just a pretty face...in fact, she has about 50 different kinds of faces, from the ridiculous to the badass and everything in between. So now that the New York shows have wrapped and the London runways are kicking into gear, we've compiled the complete collection of Cara Delevingne's funniest mugs from the past week as well as some of our favorites below (plus a handy GIF at the very bottom, because obviously!). After all, Derek Zoolander and Blue Steel are soooo 2001. This season, it's ALL about Cara D.
Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn will wear a "model cam" during Topshop's runway show.
Photo: @CaraDelevingne's Instagram
London Fashion Week begins in two days, and Topshop is making sure everyone scores a front row seat and a backstage pass to its Sunday show...yep, even those of us who aren't lucky enough to be making the trek across the pond. The U.K. brand has just announced a new partnership with Google Plus, giving up close and personal access to the models and clothes, and....DUNDUNDUN, perhaps changing the face of fashion shows all together. It's a bold statement for sure, but when else will we be able to live vicariously through models like Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, as well the buyers, designers and brains behind one of our favorite labels?! Perhaps taking cues from Diane von Furstenberg and her Google glasses last season, select girls will wear HD cameras on their clothes as they walk down the runway to give everyone at home the experience of being a model— virtually, anyway. Think of it as taking the whole "watching Fashion Week in your PJs" thing to the next level. Amazing, right?!
Karlie Kloss hosted MTV's Grammy Red Carpet last night and walked in Carolina Herrera's runway show this morning.
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We already know that Karlie Kloss is talented, incredibly hardworking, and makes a mean chocolate chip cookie, but last night we learned something new about our House of Style host: she's officially NOT human, you guys! Just mere hours after serving as the Style Correspondent on MTV's Grammy red carpet livestream in L.A., the model hopped on a cross-country redeye and went STRAIGHT from the airport to the Carolina Herrera runway show in New York this morning...which she opened, naturally. **It should be noted that we could barely make it to Times Square this morning, let alone strut down the runway at 10 a.m.** But Karlie being Karlie, she swapped out last night's Michael Kors dress and slipped into Carolina Herrera's black accented floor-length gown without even so much as a YAWN.
Andrej Pejic and her Galore collab t-shirt.
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The world of fashion collaborations isn't limited to pop stars and rappers. Not if Andrej Pejic has anything to do with it. The androgynous model has teamed up with Galore magazine's Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat for the collaborative tee she wore to the Galore Fashion Week party earlier this week, kicking off what Pejic has told us will evolve into a full line of t-shirts. "I've definitely always wanted to launch something in fashion," Pejic explained, "This t-shirt with Galore is just a warm up, actually, since I plan to start my own line of t-shirts. I'm launching it with my website that will be up in a month. I decided I needed to be more interactive with my fans since nobody knows my fans better than I do. I want to be able to communicate with them so it'll feature a blog and news updates." Exciting!
Models hang out and relax in Bernard Smith's Modellounge.
Photo: Courtesy of Modellounge X Microsoft
Is it too early in the week to play a little word association? *pauses for response* Am I still going to try it even if you object because I can't actually hear you over the whirr of my desktop computer? YUP! *prepares to shove ice-breaker game down readers' throats* What do you picture when you think of models off-duty? Is it street style shots of loping gazelles of women walking expertly on stiletto Louboutins across cobble stone streets? Seemingly impossible cheekbones hovering over effortless high fashion ensembles? While that's still all pretty true, there's a totally other side that we don't typically get to see — models just being regular girls, hanging out, practicing their walks, and playing video games and stuff — and there's actually a place in NYC where all that off-off duty action goes down: Modellounge X Microsoft.
Fashion Week is upon us, you guys! And whether this means lugging your clothes to the dry cleaners so you'll have something to wear to shows or just prepping your PJs to livestream the collections on your couch, here's one thing EVERYONE should do: start following LOVE magazine on Instagram, because Cara Delevingne has officially taken over. This season's model MVP, new British VOGUE cover girl, and pro-Instagrammer is documenting her New York fashion week adventures for the masses. So far she's mostly 'gramming kissy pictures with Kate Moss, Karl Lagerfeld or her own LOVE cover, but we know it's only a matter of time before more of her trademark funny faces make their way into our feeds.
In addition to being one of our totally incredible House Of Style hosts, Joan Smalls is so major in the modeling world that sometimes we simply can't believe that she's a real human. How did she do it? We ask ourselves, and want to look at her under a microscope to see if she's made of something different than we are. Well, now we don't have to do anything weird and totally creepy to find out how Joan Smalls became one of the most featured models in Vogue last year, because MTV's This Is How I Made It are doing that for us. Airing this Saturday at 12/11 Central, the episode explores Joan's childhood in Puerto Rico, how she first got into modeling, and the journey that she's been on since then. We have a sneak peek of the episode, with a clip in which Joan talks about following her passion for modeling, no matter what her family thought. Unwilling to completely go against her father's wishes, though, Joan figured out a way to become the model she is without sacrificing the thing her father thought was most important: a college education. And the really amazing part? Not only did Joan GO to college and finish super quickly, but she also graduated magna cum laude. How is this woman human? Watch the video after the jump and tell us what you think!