The Top Model Moments You Didn’t See at Chanel’s Haute Couture Show

It may have been snowing outside, but the fashion world was in full bloom in Paris this morning thanks to Karl Lagerfeld, whose latest haute couture show was nothing short of a garden party spectacular.

With models like Kendall Jenner , Sigrid Agren, Lindsey Wixson, Binx Walton and Joan Smalls on deck, Lagerfeld transported his audience to a lush, tropical greenhouse where the clothes were every bit as colorful and lively as the wildlife itself.  Standout pieces included dresses and skirts adorned with silk flower appliqués; fairy tale-like dresses in tulle with sparkling embroidery, playful flower pot-shaped beanies, crop tops in embroidered tweed paired with matching low-slung skirts  and the ethereal “wedding” dress that closed out the show, complete with a full trailing skirt made from fabric flowers. The “bride” (model Molly Blair) in this case, was trailed by a troop of flower boys consisting of several male models carrying enormous bouquets.  The final touch of a true master.

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Georgia May Jagger Replaces Cara Delevingne as the Face of Mulberry

For the last few seasons, Cara Delevingne has been Mulberry’s go-to girl when it comes to campaigns. Whether it was roaming the Scottish countryside, posing with a menagerie of pets or even showing off her own self-designed collection, the 22 year-old has become synonymous with the British brand.  And though Cara’s relationship with Mulberry is still thriving and set to continue, it’s her close friend Georgia May Jagger who has stepped in to take the helm as Mulberry’s newest “It-girl.”

In her first appearance for the brand, the rock scion stars in the new spring 2015 campaign, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh (who also shot the Bayswater and Roxanne bag campaigns for the company in the early ’00s).  Inspired by the idea of an “impromptu photo shoot set up in a country house,” the campaign features Georgia surrounded by all of the classic whimsical elements of a Mulberry campaign —flower bouquets, a silver tea set, a retro bicycle —but with a more natural, laid-back vibe.  While Cara is absent from the spring ’15 images (a first in over two years), the model is far from forgotten: in one of the images Georgia poses with the best-selling “Cara” bag, a backpack designed by her model BFF.  Consider it a new take on an tried-and-true classic.

See below for the rest of Georgia’s new Mulberry campaign, along with a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot.

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CONFIRMED: The First-Ever Victoria’s Secret’s Swimwear Show is Coming!

After weeks of speculation, Victoria’s Secret has confirmed the premiere of its first-ever swim show and to our surprise, it’s happening a lot sooner than previously expected!

According to the brand’s press release this morning, the lingerie giant is taking its first-ever Victoria’s Secret Swim Special (aka “the sexiest swim show of the year”) to the CBS Television Network, where it will air in an hour-long television event on Thursday, February 26.  Though not quite the large-scale fashion show that was previously rumored, the new special will follow supermodels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, Stella Maxwell, Joan Smalls and Jac Jagaciak to Puerto Rico and offer an exclusive look at the making of the swimwear shoot.  Along with gaining exclusive access to the models as “they tackle jungle treks, underwater shoots and overcome personal fears,” viewers will also get the opportunity to hear from the Angels personal life stories and what drives them.

Of course, we all know it’s not a true Victoria’s Secret special without some headlining performs and for it’s latest acts Victoria’s Secret is keeping things close to home with performance by Maroon 5 and Columbian superstar Juanes.  We can just imagine it now: Adam Levine serenading Behati on a tropical island surrounded by a gaggle of the world’s most beautiful women all dressed in sexy swimsuits.  If that’s not worth tuning into, what is?

So set your DVRs now! The first-ever Victoria’s Secret Swim Special is coming at you on Thursday, February 26 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on CBS!

 

Modelinia AM Reads: These Models Are Loving the Fuzzy Coat Trend – Are YOU on Board?

It looks like we have another live-action Disney film to look forward to! On Monday, Emma Watson confirmed that she will play Belle in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon.  “It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There,’” gushed Watson. ~ InStyle

We’ve got to hand it to T-Mobile’s ad team.  This is pretty great.  The phone carrier debuted it’s Super Bowl commercial starring Kim Kardashian on Tuesday, in which the selfie-obsessed “famous person” stages an infomercial for the millions who deal with used data being taken back by their wireless companies.  Or as Kim explains it: “Data you paid for that could be used to see my makeup, my backhand, my outfits, my vacations… and my outfits.” ~ YouTube

Could Givenchy be set to make a return to couture? That’s the well-received rumor circulating today after the label’s creative director of more than a decade, Riccardo Tisci, told New York Times style reporter John Koblin that “Givenchy would do couture again,” following a now 5-year hiatus. ~ Vogue

Keira Knightley looks gorgeous as ever on the March cover of Elle UK. The Chanel-clad cover star and mom-to-be reveals that her name is actually a typo on her mother’s part. Let’s hope she doesn’t make the same mistake when she gives birth! ~ Elle UK 

As arctic chills continue to sweep across the east coast, it’s no surprise that fashion’s finest are bundling up in this season’s plush new outerwear obsession: the Muppet coat.  These big, fuzzy teddybear-style coats are the go-to for models like Alessandra Ambrosio , Tilda Lindstam and Caroline Brasch Nielsen, who refuse to sacrifice style for warmth this winter.  Here, we scoured the internet for five of our favorite fuzzy coats to help you nail the model-meets-muppet trend without looking like Animal or Miss Piggy. Shop to it! ~ Modelinia

Snow Bunnies! Here’s How Your Favorite Models Battle the Elements in Style

With superstorm Juno in full swing and snow days abound, we’re getting in on the bundled up season with pictures of models frolicking through the snow!  From Aspen to NYC, our favorite snow bunnies are hitting the slopes, enjoying snowball fights and strolling through winter wonderlands with more style than ever before.  So heat up some hot coco and find a place in front of the fire, because we’re bringing you a flurry of snow day fun! Scroll through the slideshow below to see photos of Gisele BündchenMiranda Kerr and more making the most of winter’s blistery temperatures.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Heat Up the February Issue of GQ Magazine

Well, here’s one way to kick off your Valentine’s Day festivities.

Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend have teamed up for the ultimate PDA-filled photo shoot for GQ magazine’s February issue — which hits newsstands tomorrow — in which the attractive couple gives fans a sneak peek into their sexy love life. In the couple’s steamiest shoot yet, the 29-year-old model and soon-to-be cook book author flaunts her killer body in a plunging LBD while lying on a dinner table as her hubby grabs her waist and gazes adoringly at her visage. In another, Chrissy lays sprawled on the couple’s bed alongside her two dogs in nothing but a bra, underwear and a pair of heels, while Legend playfully runs a red rose down her stomach. Ooh, la la!

The loved-up couple were also interviewed for the issue, in which they opened up about the process behind hiring food trucks for the Eric Garner protesters in New York City back in December.

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Model Twitpics of The Week!

Brrrrr! When it’s this snowy in New York City – the only thing we want to do is curl up with some hot chocolate and scan our social media feeds to find out what some of our favorite models have been up to over the weekend!  From Heidi Klum going down under and appearing at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Coco Rocha showing off her growing baby bump to Chrissy Teigen flaunting what may be the worlds cutest sous chef ever – scroll through the slideshow below to see the rest of today’s Twitpics!


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Finally, The Cara Delevingne and Kim Kardashian Cover We’ve All Been Waiting for is Here

Looks like guest editing the new issue of LOVE magazine wasn’t enough for Cara Delevingne.

After having posed alongside BFF Kendall Jenner for the first of the magazine’s spring 2015 covers released back in December, the model-turned-contributing editor has once again found her way onto the glossy’s cover, this time posing playfully alongside fashion’s other favorite Kardashian: Kim K.

In what is now the fourth cover to debut from the glossy’s upcoming issue, Cara joins her pal’s big sis in a black and white portrait by Sølve Sundsbø with styling by Katie Grand.  Despite wearing similar looks from Sonia Rykiel’s spring/summer 2015 collection, the British beauty and her Kardashian counterpart seem to be polar opposites when it comes to their personalities: In the cover image, Cara is every bit her goofy self posing cross-eyed with her tongue out, while Kim gives her signature selfie “smize.”

As previously reported, the Cara/Kardashian-heavy issue also marks the first time that the British “It-girl” will showcase her new skills as a contributing editor for the magazine.  For her first task, Cara was asked to interview Kim for the cover story, which, if we had to guess, is likely to include more than a references to Kim’s famous derriere.  We are talking about fashion’s favorite wild child here, after all.

But you can find out for yourself when the magazine hits newsstands on February 7.