Modelinia AM Reads: 30+ Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Your Favorite Models

Come November 6, it’s not only the hotly anticipated Alexander Wang collection that will launch in H&M stores worldwide but a book of coffee table proportions, too.  The Swedish retailer is feting its designer collaborations with a book chronicling 10 years of guest designers and collections entitled, “The First 10 Years.”  ~ Telegraph

Anchored by her recent appearance on Gogglebox, Kate Moss will be returning to the small screen for a BBC adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s book The Boy in the Dress. The supermodel will star alongside Jennifer Saunders and Meera Syal in the hour-long Christmas special about 12-year-old Dennis Sims, who tries to fool his classmates by wearing a dress to school after buying a fashion magazine.  A merry Christmas indeed! ~ Harper’s Bazaar

This proves it: Naomi Watts is ‘worth it!’ The 46-year-old actress has just been named L’Oreal Paris’ newest face, joining the likes of Penelope Cruz, Blake Lively and their newest model recruit, Karlie Kloss. ~ People

Ellen DeGeneres is working on a clothing line, featuring reasonably priced men’s and women’s clothes that reflect both her “classic, collegiate” style, and Portia’s feminine aesthetic.  But in a market saturated with celebrity clothing lines and lifestyle brands, will Ellen’s company thrive? ~ Vogue

Famous Playboy models of decades past (including Lily Aldridge‘s mom, Laura Aldridge) have gotten back into their lingerie to pose for a new photo shoot recounting their experiences and lifestyles post-modeling. My oh my, have things changed! ~ The Cut

Think you’ve seen all you can of the much-hyped Alexander Wang X H&M collection? Think again!  Racked recently got an exclusive sneak peek of the capsule collection in the retailer’s showroom.  Trust us, these pieces look even better up close! ~ Racked

Kate Hudson’s new hairdo has us tickled pink! The Hollywood starlet debuted her new rose gold hair color on Tuesday night at an event honoring her ”How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days” co-star, Matthew McConaughey.  Could this be the next dip-dye trend? ~ Grazia UK

With Halloween right around the corner (8 days to be exact), it’s time to get serious about what statement-making Halloween costume you’ll be making this year. Just in time for the spookiest fashion night of the year, we’ve rounded up over 30 model-approved costumes to kick start your All Hallows’ Eve style inspiration— from the scary to the sexy and everything in-between! ~ Modelinia


Shop the Look: Cara Delevingne’s Polished Black and Navy Combo

You know the tired fashion myth: Under no conditions should black and navy blue ever be paired together.  Right? Wrong!

The once-unbreakable rule was shattered to pieces last night when Cara Delevingne braved the combo for none other than a paparazzi-ridden ‘My Burberry’ fragrance event in New York’s Meatpacking district.  The supermodel and recent BFA nominee made quite the scene stepping into a nearby Sephora store, where she impressed in a racy midnight blouse and tuxedo stripe leather trousers.  Elegant, yet fitting for a true Delevingne-style party, Cara toed the line between polished and punk—the kicker to the evening look being the coordinated shoes with a navy, satin trim. Now, that’s a combo!

Scroll though the slideshow below to get your own Cara-approved black and blue party look.

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Heidi Klum’s Over-the-Top Halloween Costumes Through the Years

Is it possible to think of crazy celebrity Halloween costumes without thinking of Heidi Klum?

The certified Queen of Halloween has been dressing up in outrageous, over-the-top outfits for more than decade now, putting all others to shame with her spook-tacular party skills.  Now, with a little over a week to go until her 16th annual Halloween party takes over New York’s Tao Downtown nightclub — don’t worry, more on that to come— we’re taking a look back at each and every one of her insanely cool Halloween costumes from years past.  From the scary to the hairy, here’s the full look at the Queen of Halloween in action:

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BFFs Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn to go Head-to-Head for Model of the Year

On Wednesday morning, the British Fashion Council announced the nominees for the 2014 British Fashion Awards.  Since 1989, the event has celebrated the creativity and success of British fashion and design, including emerging design talents, fashion superstars, and style icons.  Now, don’t get us wrong.  We love our fashion here at Modelinia, but it’s the “Model of the Year” award that we truly have our eye on!

The BFC honor — which celebrates the British model “who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year,” — has named model BFFs Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, and fellow catwalk regular Sam Rollinson on this year’s shortlist, following Edie Campbell’s big win last year. Although Cara and Jourdan will be going to head-to-head at the ceremony, the two models have actually made quite the team so far this year appearing side-by-side in ads for Balmain, Burberry and DKNY.

Separately, it’s been a big year for both Cara and Jourdan, both of whom have previously been nominated for the coveted award. Cara for one, has spent the better part of the year celebrating one major fashion collaboration after the next, including most recently the launch of her much-hyped Mulberry bag collection, a major Topshop campaign, and a limited-edition DKNY capsule collection.  Jourdan meanwhile has been busy fronting beauty campaigns for Maybelline New York,  lending her street style aesthetic to H&M’s ‘Icons’ collection and posing in her skivvies alongside Lara Stone for Calvin Klein’s Fall ’14 underwear campaign.

The annual British Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski, will be hosted by British comedian, actor, author and television presenter, Jack Whitehall, at the London Coliseum, on Monday, December 1— you can see the full list of BFA nominees below. We wish the best of luck to this year’s panel of judges in picking just one of these British beauties for the final prize!

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So THIS is What Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Have Really Been Up to…

Remember last week when rumors circulated that Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams had collaborated on a secret album in Paris?  Well, as it tuns out those rumors were only half-true— the fashion-loving duo have teamed up, just not in the way that we initially imagined.

Joining forces with fashion powerhouse Chanel, Cara and Pharrell are reportedly set to star in the brand’s latest film.  Directed by Karl Lagerfeld, the video will be screened in tandem with the forthcoming Chanel pre-fall show, which will be held in Salzburg’s grand Rococo palace, Schloss Leopoldskron, on December 2.  While details surrounding the project are sparse, WWD has learned that the mini-movie will include appearances from both Cara and Pharrell, as well as the impossibly cute six-year-old Chanel-regular, Hudson Kroenig and Pharrell’s own personal dance troupe. Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: The One Trending Jacket You NEED This Fall

After countless fake accounts have come and gone, we can now confirm that ’90s supermodel Linda Evangelista has officially joined the wonderful world of Instagram! Follow her @LINDAEVANGELISTA for a look inside her fashionable life! ~ Instagram

In news of a collaboration that seems so natural we can’t believe it didn’t happen sooner, M·A·C and Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso are teaming up to create a four-piece color cosmetics collection set to launch just in time for your holiday shopping! ~ WWD

Looks like congratulations are in order for model Robyn Lawley.  The Australian model and her lawyer fiance Everest Schimidt are expecting their first child in late January 2015. Congrats Robyn! ~ Vogue UK

New York’s West Village community is not too pleased with Sarah Jessica Parker. The former “Sex and the City” star returned to her character’s famous stoop for an unauthorized photo shoot of her shoe collection, prompting backlash from the building owners and neighbors who already deal with tourists and Carrie Bradshaw fans on a regular basis. ~ Page Six

Don’t expect to see yoga pants and sports bras at your local J.Crew store anytime soon.  CEO Mickey Drexler said that while J.Crew considered joining in on the athletic trend, the company decided to sit this one out and focus on the right kind of expansion.  But we have to wonder: was this a missed opportunity. ~ Business of Fashion

Clearly, fashion is a family affair for the Bündchen-Brady clan. Lua, the pit bull-mix of football star Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bündchen, costars with his dapper dad in his new marketing campaign for UGG Australia, and the dog is definitely bringing fashion forward in the cutest way possible.  ~ People

Ever since Karl Lagerfeld sent his models down the runway in Dallas for his pre-fall collection clad in cowboy hats, brown leather boots, and a plethora of fringe, we’ve had the west on our minds.  Here, supermodels Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miranda Kerr and Poppy Delevingne show us how to work the trend into our off-duty wardrobes. ~ Modelinia



Movin On Up: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend List Their Hollywood Home!

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Model/chef/perpetually funny-girl Chrissy Teigen and her Grammy-winning singer/songwriter husband John Legend appear to be on the move!  The couple are selling their serene, Oprah-approved home in the Cahuenga Pass area of Los Angeles.   Read the rest of this entry »

15 Model-Approved Sweaters You’ll Want to Live In ALL Season Long

Make no mistake about it: the days of sundresses, cut-offs and crop tops have come to an end.  But here at Modelinia, we like to look on the bright side when it comes to the inevitable seasonal switch-up.  Sure, it may suddenly be brisk out there and our sun-kissed glow has all but faded, but we’ve got the perfect reason to wipe away that dreadful summertime sadness: sweater weather.  Seriously, is there anything more comforting to the soul that a cozy knit?  By the looks of these comfy catwalkers, we think not.

From chunky cable knits, to luxe turtlenecks and classic fair isle designs, effortlessly stylish sweaters are clearly the new go-to for today’s top trend-setters— think Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Moss and Kendall Jenner among others.  Inspired by their killer sweater game, and desperate to curl up in a stylish one of our own, we set out to compile the ultimate model-approved guide to this season’s must-have knits, including runway-ready styles for every every budget.  Shop them now; stay toasty for months to come — that’s our sweater weather guarantee!

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