Almost as early as we've been curating our holiday wish lists, we've been waiting in anticipation for signs of the Neiman Marcus and Target Holiday collaboration, announced wayyyyyyy back in the heat of July. Just to refresh your memory, the collection is designed by 24 CFDA designers. We're talking all the heavy hitters (Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu), who have worked on 50 products, from ornaments to yoga mats to skateboards. The products will finally be available December 1, and to make our wait a little less agonizing we get a sneak peek with a behind the scenes video of the campaign starring Karlie Kloss!
Keri Hilson is the newest musician turned model for Wilhelmina Models. Photo: Courtesy of Wilhelmina Models
After hearing the news that Keri Hilson inked a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, the very familiar words from her 2010 "Pretty Girl Rock" anthem started running through our heads: "Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful." We never have and we never will! The R&B singer joins the class of Iggy Azalea, Fergie and Natasha Bedingfield, who are all musicians-turned-models thanks to Wilhelmina. But really, we should have seen this coming a long time ago.
Cara Delevingne covers 'Style.com/Print' Issue 3 Photo: Via Style.com
Even though it only ended a few weeks ago, we don't blame you if Fashion Week seems like a long-lost memory. It's easy to get swept up in the slogan tees, stripes, and leather trend overload aftermath and totally breeze over the nitty gritty details and the glamour that makes us look forward to the Fashion Week rush, season after season. Luckily style.com is here to give us a very chic reminder of all that and more, wrapped up nicely in a thick glossy magazine. Style.com/Print is (duh) the print version of the authoritative fashion website, and it goes wayyy beyond your basic runway reviews. Think interviews with everyone from Marc Jacobs to Nicolas Ghesquière, casting calls with Alexander Wang...oh, and TONS of models, including the model of the moment herself, Miss Cara Develevingne. And as you can tell by her cover shot, this girl is giving some MAJOR lip.
Jourdan Dunn off duty during New York Fashion Week this year. Photo: Getty
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!
Lacee Swan's "Karlie" t-shirt, inspired by 'House of Style' host Karlie Kloss.
Photo: via Lacee Swan's Etsy
WE.CAN'T.WAIT. You guys, House of Style officially launches SO SOON! Our brains are seriously going to be in Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls go-mode until we see them in action on October 15...and yes, our HOS anticipation is even sneaking into our closet, as well. Supermodel t-shirts have been popping up for the last couple years, with indie brands like Deer Dana and designers like Markus Lupfer rolling out tees splashed with our favorite flawless faces. But when we spotted Brooklyn artist and blogger Lacee Swan's take on the trend with the "Karlie," we HAD to get the back story on our HOS host-inspired top. According to Lacee, the idea behind her collection actually sprung from the '90s supermodel era, which, as you know, was TOTALLY the original HOS steez. "I grew up in the '90s in the time of Cindy, Naomi, and the rest of the models, and I was disappointed when that moment faded away," she remembers." I'm trying to bring that back through my T-shirt obsession."
Possession of sky-high legs is prettttty much a model job requirement. But even in a massive sea of gorgeous girls, there aren't TOO many catwalkers who can compete with the epic long gams of Naomi Campbell. The England native and '90s supermodel all-star strutted them a few weeks ago in the Olympics Closing Ceremony (alongside fellow Brit runway reps like Kate Moss,Georgia Jagger, and Stella Tennant) in a gorgeous gold Alexander McQueen dress embellished with decadent embroidery. Now she's back in gold, modeling for 'V' magazine's Travel Issue.... meaning we get to ogle her ALL. OVER. AGAIN.
The 2-minute short is soundtracked with LL Cool J's scratch and brass-heavy "Going Back to Cali." The nostalgic track is just bare enough to let Karlie's wardrobe of colored furs and gem pave safety pins shine but to also punctuate her badass beach rampage. Watch the full campaign video for yourself below!
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