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!
A still from Conde Nast's Fashion Hazard game. Photo: iTunes
Angry Birds, Temple Run, and now...fashion? Conde Nast is sticking their hands into the mobile gaming market with their new app, designed-to-be-addictive iPad and iPhone game, "Fashion Hazard." The game takes the user through the cutthroat world of modelling, starting from the fresh off the boat, bottom of the totem pole experience of the brand new model. Intended as a "girly" answer to those aforementioned action-filled games, using the same kinetic principals (tapping, tilting and swiping the screen to move through the levels) but with a fashion aesthetic and twist. The inspiration, according to Juliana Stock, the senior director of business and product development at Conde's Interactive Product Group, came from closer to home than just sharing a building with Anna Wintour. “My daughter was looking for a girly version of [Temple Run], but there really weren’t any,” Stock told AdWeek, “It sparked this inspiration that we should look into creating a more action, arcade-based game that would appeal to a feminine aesthetic.” Users start out as Ellie Redburn, an aspiring model from Kansas trying to work her way up to top model status, and guide her across runways rife with, well, hazards, such as other models, snakes, and cans of red paint but also with coins and additional challenges, like posing.
Cindy Crawford plays dress-up with comedian Tracey Ullman at The Plaza Hotel in New York City in 1990. Photo: MTV
So what if I was swaddled in diapers when House Of Style premiered in 1989? And so what if I wasn't even BORN when The Tracey Ullman Show first hit airwaves? Does that mean I can't appreciate, nay, fall COMPLETELY head-over-heels over the glowing junction of pop culture where the two intersect? Not at all. Out of the bananas deluge of classic House of Style clips we've resurrected for our collection (around 170!!), this bit from Episode 5 wherein Tracey Ullman and Cindy Crawford rendezvous at the Plaza Hotel to play dress up in seeeeerious designer duds is hands down my favorite. To the point where my face is paralyzed in a permanent smile attack and my cheeks feel like they're about to fall off and regenerate a new set.
Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Georgia May Jagger will all walk at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony. Photo: Getty
Supermodels at the Olympics? What will they think of next? What was at first just a rumor has now been confirmed: an all star cast of British models will be taking to a specially designed catwalk as a part of the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony, which is titled "A Symphony of British Music." The blowout celebration, which will also include performances from Adele, Queen, One Direction and George Michael, will showcase designers Vivienne Westwood and Alexandre McQueen. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Georgia May Jagger will be joined on the runway by Stella Tennant, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Lily Cole. Everyone appearing at the event is reportedly doing it purely for love of country--spokespeople for the Olympics say that the fee for each performer is a single pound, or, in US dollars, approximately $1.55.
Kate Moss may have missed her shot to appear alongside Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and co. in George Michael's epic '90s "Freedom" clip, but the supermodel is getting another shot at music video stardom with the singer's newest track "White Light." Michael has been hinting via Twitter about his casting choice for a few days now, saying "Oh and by the way,in the video, a certain supermodel (our Kate) saves my life." He also adds that the forthcoming vid is "full of serious eye candy." As if THAT weren't already obvious... Read More...
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