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[Photography: Sølve Sundsbø, Styling: Robbie Spencer. Embroidered dress by Chrstian Dior.]
Baldwin. Think of that name, and you’ll probably be picturing a blue-eyed nineties movie pin-up. They were a band of brother so hot that Clueless utilised their surname as an adjective for attractiveness. Now, 20 years on, one of their daughters has been given the seal of approval by LOVE Magazine's editor-in-chief, uber-stylist Katie Grand.
The Autumn/ Winer issue out next week (yes, the one with the Kendall Jenner on the cover), includes an exclusive shoot and interview with 17-year-old Hailey Baldwin, daughter of Usual Suspects star Stephen.
So let's introduce you to the new Baldwin babe, shall we? Hailey is mates with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Justin Bieber, Willow and Jaden Smith. She's on the guestlist at all of the hottest LA parties. She was on track to be a ballerina training at Miami City Ballet, but then was added to the books at Ford Models. Oh and like any girl to watch her Instagram following has hit the six figure mark.
[Instagram: Hailey Baldwin]
That doesn't mean she's not immune to a big 'ol Hollywood crush - a chunk of the interview focuses on her favourite leading man. No not Harry Styles... Leonardo DiCaprio. She recalls when she met him at an after-party at the Met Ball and managed to muster an “Oh, hiiiii!” ‘Like I don’t have the biggest crush on you forever, but hey."
The Baldwin girls have a history with Leo as he once asked her mum on a date when she was pregnant with her sister. She explains: ‘She was sitting in a bar here in London and Leonardo DiCaprio came up to her and asked her on a date. She was like, yeah, sure, you can ask my husband first. And he was like, “Ooh, never mind.”’
[Photography: Sølve Sundsbø, Styling: Robbie Spencer. Jacket by by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane]
Hailey tells LOVE that "growing up a Baldwin is hectic. It’s very hectic." It was sometimes too much for her as a teen as she said: "The thing that was annoying about having an uncle that’s in 30 Rock is that kids [her age] didn’t understand it. They’re like, “What?” Then they’re like, “You have to go away to LA with your dad, what?” And they didn’t get that. And that’s what I’ve struggled with my whole life in school, too.’ She switched to home-schooling in eighth grade, telling LOVE: ‘Generally I prefer people older than me. I don’t like people my age.’
Given the Baldwin family dynasty we are desperate to know one thing: when's the reality show, eh?
'LOVE' 12 Autumn/Winter 2014 comes out Monday 28 July; thelovemagazine.co.uk
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