ICYMI : Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss has had a busy week with travelling to St Louis, dropping her first capsule collection with Express and releasing application forms for her coding summer camp, Kode With Klossy!

Let’s Start off with her Collection Collaboration with Express!


Karlie Kloss X Express

Karlie and Express teamed up to create a collection that shows the elegance and versatility of the wardrobe essentials. This collection is inspired by its target audience, Real Girls.

17 mix and match pieces make up the whole collection which can create more than 100 looks, the collection reflects the beautiful optimism of Karlie and girls all around the world that dare to dream more.

All the hard work led up to the debut of the collection at a live runway show at The Pageant in Karlie’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri on 30th March 2017.

So as you can see, It was pretty amazing!

The 15 Models used in the show were just ordinary women, a cancer survivor, a military service member, a fashion blogger, a computer engineer and coder and Karlie’s very own sister, Kimby Kloss.

The girls got to work with celebrity stylist (who has styled none other than Karlie) Karla Welch and creative movement consultant Steven Galloway.

The Pageant holds special meaning for Karlie as this is where her very first runway show happened 13 years ago.

After the show, they had hearty food and a performance by Charli XCX!

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To grab the fabulous collection, Click here!


Kode With Klossy 2017

After taking the world by storm last year, Kode with Klossy is back to inspire another generation of girls to try coding.

“Before my first coding class, the idea that I could build something with code seemed nearly impossible, but after only a couple of courses, I was working with my classmates to program a small drone. I realized that, just like art and fashion, code is about creativity, and that women who have these skills have the power to shape our future – and often have. Women are essential in forging digital progress and knowing how to code is the key to exploring and creating the newest frontier.” – Karlie Kloss

So if you’re a girl and you’re interested in what coding has to offer or even if you just want to make some new friends, try Kode with Klossy. It may unlock your potential!

As you all know I love Karlie Kloss, I think she is amazing and upon finding out this information, I had to share it with you all!

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Fashion Awards tonight

The Fashion Awards are back! Tonight will see some of the biggest names in fashion be commended for all they have done within their industry in front of their peers. Let’s take a look back to the winners of last year:

Emerging Womenswear Designer: Thomas Tait

Emerging Menswear Designer: Grace Wales Bonner

Emerging Accessory Designer: Jordan Askill

Presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Red Carpet: Tom Ford

Presented by Lucky Blue

Model: Jourdan Dunn

Presented by Olivier Rousteing

Outstanding Achievement: Karl Lagerfeld

Presented by Anna Wintour OBE

Creative Campaign: Burberry

Presented by Naomi Campbell

International Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Presented by Tim Blanks and Georgia May Jagger

New Establishment Designer: Mary Katrantzou

Presented by Elisa Sednaoui

Establishment Designer: Erdem

Presented by Alexa Chung

Brand: Stella McCartney

Presented by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in character from Absolutely Fabulous

Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: Nick Knight OBE

Presented by Karlie Kloss

British Style – Fashion Innovator: FKA Twigs

Presented by Jefferson Hack

British Style – Red Carpet Ambassador: Gwendoline Christie

Presented by Kate Bosworth

Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia

Presented by Olga Kurylenko

Menswear Designer: JW Anderson

Presented by Orlando Bloom

Womenswear Designer: JW Anderson

Presented by Noomi Rapace

So some amazing winners, I wonder who will be winning this year? Here are the Nominees:

 

And look at the amazing Trophies for this year:

I hope everyone who attends has a lovely time and the right people win.

Here’s a final flashback to last year’s amazing red carpet:

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Victoryforu’s top 10 – American Music Awards

Here is a rundown of my favourite AMA looks:

10

Gigi in an off the shoulder lace dress from Roberto Cavalli
Gigi in an off the shoulder lace dress from Roberto Cavalli

This is one of my least favourite of Gigi Hadid’s looks of the night, however, this Roberto Cavalli dress was definitely a brilliant start to a night of amazing outfits from Gigi Hadid.

9

Shawn Mendes always looks cool on the red carpet. This is not the best I have seen him look but I think that they outfit suits his relaxed personality. And besides, he has a whole music career ahead of him to experiment with different shades and textures. Shawn always wears darker colours well, I would just like to see him branch out a bit more.

8

This short and sweet number from Rocsi was an excellent style choice which was also easy for her to move around in and to do what she does best; Present!

7

Gigi in Embellished two-piece from Julien Macdonald - Hailey Baldwin also wore this in his spring 2017 show
Gigi in Embellished two-piece from Julien Macdonald – Hailey Baldwin also wore this in his spring 2017 show
Gigi in nude crocodile dress by Julien Macdonald
Gigi in nude crocodile dress by Julien Macdonald

Both Julien Macdonald looks were some of my favourites from his Spring 2017 show earlier this year and Gigi absolutely slayed both outfits.

6

Lady Gaga’s simple yet striking white outfit was truly brilliant but nothing in comparison to her voice. Her prior work with Tony Bennett really showcases the power and beauty of her voice.

5

Gigi wearing Atelier Versace whilst doing a Melania Trump impression
Gigi wearing Atelier Versace whilst doing a Melania Trump impression

This was the dress that everyone left remembering Gigi Hadid in. Why? Because it is so striking. From the colour to the cut, this is a dress that seriously brought the house down.

4

The ever beautiful Karlie Kloss looked effortlessly exquisite. And the hair flick in this video… This is why we call Karlie Kloss a Super Model!

3

I couldn’t decide with these two, I love their outfits from Zuhair Murad equally.

2

Her speech touched my heart and her dress made me smile. Even though this is a simple dress, She wore it with such elegance and such grace that she completely deserves this spot.

And my favourite outfit of the night was…

Hailee Steinfield

Elie Saab has done it again with another sensational design. I love everything about this romper, The colour, The sparkle, The shape, Everything!


Those are my top 10! Do you agree or disagree? Let me know below.

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss Talks Taylor Swift, Wearing Dior to Prom, and Life Off the Runway

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She’s already conquered the modeling world. But Karlie Kloss, 23, has a lot more planned: There’s college. And a video channel. Oh, and teaching an entire generation of women to code! She sits down with friend Derek Blasberg to explain her Nice Person’s Guide to Changing the World.

Karlie has always been the sort of girl who thinks “family first” is a better motto than “first class.” Her ascent began at 13, when she walked in a St. Louis charity fashion show and caught the eye of a local scout, who brought her to an agency in New York. That’s when her career took off in a way that can only be described as a fashion fairy tale: In September 2007, one month after her fifteenth birthday, she appeared in her first New York show, for Calvin Klein. The following spring she walked on more than 31 runways in New York alone. Then came big breaks in campaigns for Christian Dior and Marc Jacobs, and a stint as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Today she has a much-coveted gig as a face of L’Or??al Paris—and a spot on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Models list.

And that’s just her day job. In 2012 Karlie founded a line of vegan, gluten-free baked goods that raises money for the Feed charity. This past summer, after taking a coding course (that’s right—during the summer!), she established the Kode With Karlie scholarship, which aims to get young women involved in the world of technology. Later this year she’s launching her own YouTube channel—and this month she’s heading back to school as a college freshman at New York University.

DEREK BLASBERG: My little sister is all grown-up and going off to college. Why now?

KARLIE KLOSS: I didn’t want to wait until I’m 30 to continue learning and challenging myself in new ways. I am 23 and at a very busy point in my career, but I hope it’s just the beginning. I want to do it all.

DB: What will you study at NYU?

KK: Like most kids starting college, my major is still “undecided.”Next year will be a big balancing act—but how exciting! I haven’t written a paper in years, so I may be calling you for homework help.

DB: Did you ever take that BuzzFeed quiz I emailed you: “Are You More Cara Delevingne or Karlie Kloss?”

KK: Yep. And you’ll be relieved to know that I got Karlie Kloss.

DB: Phew! I got Cara Delevingne.

KK: I am very confused how you got Cara. Should I be offended?

DB: According to BuzzFeed, “[Karlie Kloss] is as sweet as apple pie.” They say you’re “an amazing friend and always put others before yourself.” Have you ever wanted to shake off that image of being fashion’s sweetest supermodel?

KK: There are worse things than being called sweet. And I think the way that both you and I were raised was to be grateful to people. I’m a nice girl, and I’ve embraced it.

DB: You do have a lot of friends. FYI: This is when I ask you about Taylor Swift.

KK: And here we go! Taylor and I met at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show two years ago. [Model] Lily Aldridge introduced us. She was like, “OK, you two are kindred spirits. How have my two nice American friends never met?” And that was it.

DB: Immediate BFFs?

KK: Our friendship is the same as yours and mine. Many of my closest friends are traveling all the time, so it takes constant effort—texting, Facetiming—on all ends to maintain close relationships.

DB: Let’s talk about that “Bad Blood” video. Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara, Lena Dunham, and you: It was four minutes of major celebrity cameos. That couldn’t have been easy.

KK: But how often do you get to work with all your best friends on such a fun project? I think Taylor is the only person who could’ve pulled something like that off.

DB: Like Taylor, you’re becoming a role model for young girls. How does that feel?

KK: I’m still wrapping my head around it; I do feel a responsibility to be an example for young women in general. That’s what Kode With Karlie is about: supporting girls to try coding even if they’re not interested in being a programmer. If I can inspire one girl to try it, I’ll be happy.

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DB: I remember you doing schoolwork backstage at shows. I thought it was wonderful how you managed to exist in both the fashion world and the real world.

KK: It was a bizarre double life…but at school no one really cared. It’s not like anyone in my high school was reading Vogue Italia.

DB: What did you wear to prom?

KK: I knew you were going to ask me that! Yes, I wore Dior couture to my prom. I probably peaked at my prom, and it’s all downhill from there. [Laughs.] I should say, though, that I wouldn’t have considered myself a high-fashion high-schooler. I lived in a ballet bun and comfy clothes. I still opt for comfort, even today.

DB: How has the business of fashion changed since you started?

KK: Social media. The fashion industry has had to become less elitist and more accessible. When I started, only a few hundred people could see a fashion show live. Now anyone with a computer and Internet access can. It’s put a bigger spotlight on what we do.

DB: Which, I think, has been good for fashion and good for models.

KK: It’s been a great thing for my career, but also as an individual, because I get to show my personality.

DB: Do you ever read the comments? Do you get those nasty trolls?

KK: I read some of them, sure. The vast majority of comments are positive. But there are bullies out there. I’ve learned to ignore them. Because in my life, that’s just noise. (x)

The positive and beautiful Karlie Kloss