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!
Looks from Topshop Unique's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
Photo: Getty Images
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.
Photo: Getty & Instagram
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!
Photo: Splash News
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?!