Kelly Osbourne confirmed she's dating Ricki Hall with this, umm, sweet snap [Instagram]
It didn't take Kelly Osbourne to move on from ex-fiance Matthew Mosshart and hook up with a hot new guy. And that guy is non other than model Ricki Hall. Originally from the West Midlands (dad Ozzy will be pleased), 26-year old Ricki is currently modelling for David Beckham for H&M and Diesel and is said to have the most influential haircut in Britain. So, what else do we know about the King of the Hipsters? We caught up with him to find out...
‘I get that I have “a look”, which seems to be right for now. I used to be a motorbike mechanic. That was my life. Where I’m from, there wasn’t a strong hipster look as such, we just did what we wanted. I was 22 and visiting a friend in London, wearing a dirty white vest, when I got spotted outside Topman. I had a relaxed mohawk, a moustache and a few tattoos because I liked the look of them – that’s all.
[Ricki Hall & fellow model Arvida Bystrom]
‘My look has always been a bit rougher, less fussy, more manly. I’ve got 240,000 followers on Instagram and I think the reason they like me is because I look like a normal guy – not a model. It’s hilarious that I have all these followers because of how I look and being told I have “the most influential haircut in Britain”.
‘Trying to look hip isn’t me, though. I don’t really follow trends. My style varies on the day. I like Fred Perry but I also like the “gentleman gypsy” look. Sometimes I wear gold necklaces, sometimes I like a normal suit or something from Lyle & Scott. I DJ ’80s music a bit so that’s dictating what I wear at the moment.
Ricki Hall and his impressive beard [Instagram]
‘I live in Brixton, not East London. I’m noticing people growing their beards and getting side partings. My beard just sort of happened. I just woke up one day and decided I wanted one. I used to get slated for it. Now everyone wants one. Yeah, I’m addicted to tattoos, but I don’t have piercings any more. I just moved on from that look.
‘Would I say I’m a hipster? Nah. I’m just doing what I do. I model, but I can go back to being a mechanic. I’m not interested in being cool. I’m pretty normal. I like a drink, a curry and a smoke. So yeah, I might change my look tomorrow. I might not. But you know what? I can’t wait to go grey.’