updated 07/18/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/19/2012 AT 7:00 AM ET
Heidi Klum has so far been successful in passing down strong sense of style to her children.
“We have a rule in the house,” the supermodel recently told reporters during a conference call. “Rule No. 1 is always to look cool, and rule No. 2 is don’t forget about rule No. 1. We have other rules … but the No. 1 rule is to always look cool.”
Of her four kids – Leni, 8, Henry, 6½, Johan, 5½, and Lou, 2½ – the first two take the rule “very seriously,” Klum says. “Henry changes clothes 10 times a day and he wants to be very cool. I mean, he would wear a T-shirt and then he will wear a tie just around his neck, knotted, and then a belt over the shirt.”