While it’s hard to imagine anywhere being warm and sunny following today’s blistering snow storm, the truth is that it was all bikinis and poolside lounging in Miami this week. Jealous though we may be for those lucky enough to spend the week in beach bliss, we are at least thankful that the Florida sunshine brought out a dazzling number of Hollywood stars, art world giants and supermodels for the annual Art Basel festival. Since Tuesday December 3rd, celebrities of all kinds have reigned supreme over the Miami Beach art scene, making fall look like summer (albeit, a bit annoyingly) with printed two-pieces, breezy frocks and brightly colored accessories. So where could the models be found this year?
Well, to help kick things off there was the Berluti cocktail event celebrating the brand’s latest collaboration with designer Maarten Baas. The fashion fete hosted by Pietro Beccari was attended by the likes of Daria Strokous, Anne V and Derek Blasberg among others.
Then, there was Louis Vuittonn’s star-studded dinner celebrating Charlotte Perriand’s “La Maison Au Bord de l’Eau” held at the Cassina showroom. Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson joined Pharrell Williams and actress Michelle Williams in test-driving the Perriand-designed, Cassina-produced furniture on display. Karolina Kurkova was also out and about then, popping up at the Soho Beach House to fete Guilherme Torres’s “Mangue Groove” with Swarovski at Design Miami.
As the week wore on, the stars continued to turn out in droves. At Dom Perignon’s party celebrating its limited-edition collection by artist Jeff Koons, ’90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy joined Karolina, Jessica Hart, and celebs Alex Rodriguez, Steven Tyler and Lenny Kravitz in a raucous late-night bash at the W Hotel.
By Friday, Art Basel Miami had reached its crescendo, as the city turned into a hot -bed of model activity. Calvin Klein brought out the big names, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Harley Viera-Newton, Julie Henderson, Harry Brant, Kyleigh Kuhn and cohost Ryan McGinley to toast the arrival of its Resort 2013 collection. Francisco Costa and crew gathered at The Webster for a private cocktail fete that made quite a few Instagram feeds that night.
Meanwhile, One Management’s, Scott Lipps, ELECTRIC Room owner Nur Khan and model Chloe Norgaard in conjunction with VS. Magazine hosted hundreds of their closest friends at the Townhouse Hotel Rooftop in celebration of the release of POPLIPPS: Plus One. And, since you can’t do Miami without a beach party, VH1 and SCOPE teamed up to present ART + MUSIC+ BEACH— a wild, outdoor fete that included performances by Tegan & Sara and DJ Cassidy, and model guests Teresa Moore and Alexandra Richards among others.
To top it all off, Aby Rosen hosted his annual dinner party at W South Beach, before taking the party over to The Wall, the hotel’s club. Karolina, Jessica, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Peter and Hary Brant, Lenny Kravitz, Damien Hirst, Tommy Hilfiger, and Alex Rodriguez were among the party’s famous guests, who raised their glasses of Dom Perignon to yet another ultra-glamourous week of art, fashion and Miami fun!
Equally as impressive as this year’s party lineup were the models’ outfits! Click through the slideshow below for the full look style roundupL
Nothing says holiday cheer like a visit from the VS Angels— or should we say, Santa’s Little Helpers!
Just 24-hours before the television premiere of the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, supermodels Adriana Lima and Karlie Kloss paid a special visit to the brand’s Herald Square flagship to celebrate its annual holiday shopping event with fans. Dressed in a red strapless lace dress and a pair of matching studded red stilettos, Adriana was the perfect embodiment of the lady in red— a look at we imagine would have had Old St. Nick blushing on the spot! And while we’ve always been told to never match our makeup to our outfit, Adriana has given us good reason to toss that old fashion faux paz out the window with her gorgeous red lip-red dress combo.
In sharp contrast to the veteran Angel, Karlie kept things soft and angelic, blowing kisses in a structured white Kaufman Franco frock, topped off with a pair of drop earrings and metallic pointy toe pumps. The look was simple, but elegant, which she told us, is exactly what she is looking for when it comes to dressing for the holidays. As for her travel plans this year, the all-American beauty revealed that she will be celebrating with a two-week trip to Bermuda, adding, “I am so excited to just relax and have a true vacation with my loved ones. I am definitely going to enjoy the time that I have down there.”
In terms of gifts, Karlie’s friends and family should expect a lot of VS goodies under their trees. ”It really is the perfect gift for any and all of your loved ones,” said Karlie. ”From the delicious new fragrance Victoria by Victoria’s Secret, to a simple gift certificate!” As for her own wish list, like every girl, Karlie joked that she had her eye on the $10 million Fantasy Bra and “honestly anything having to do with baking. I just love this time of the year and all the delicious goodies you can make!”
Don’t miss Karlie, Adriana and the rest of the stunning VS Angels tonight when the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs at 10pm EST on CBS! And join us for an exclusive viewing of the live VS Pre-Show streaming here on Modelinia at 9/8c!
The big day has finally come! The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs tonight on CBS and we’re prepared to be blown away by the Angels all over again! With over 65 looks, 28 pairs of wings, and four amazing musical performances by Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle, there’s a lot to look forward to and we for one don’t plan on missing a single second!
While we may have given you a breakdown of the show a few weeks ago, there’s still a lot more that goes into the annual runway spectacular than it appears on your TV screen. From the intense model casting sessions, to the backstage beauty blitz and the strict health and fitness routines the models endure, the final runway walk is just small part of what goes into staging the sexiest night of the year. Luckily for you, we’ve done our homework over the few weeks, gathering together a plethora of must-know info about this year’s show and the models walking in it. Below, you’ll find our complete guide to the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, combining everything you need to know before heading into tonight’s television premiere. From the Angels’ workout routines, to their pre-show beauty regimens and a breakdown of this year’s gorgeous rookies, catch up on all things VS before tonight’s show with the handy guide below: Read the rest of this entry »
Celebrate the holiday season with the best celebrity Christmas cards from the Kardashians to the Obamas! ~ Grazia UK
Victoria Beckham has always been good at generating buzz for her fashion brands, but it appears that not even Posh Spice could sell that gold crown she wore to her wedding to David Beckham! ~ WWD
Speaking of Mrs. Beckham, the Spice Girl claims says she has no “passion” for her former “girl power” persona and is done with Posh “for good.” ~ US Weekly
First Marilyn Monroe, now Elizabeth Taylor? Kim Kardashian attempted to channel the likes of yet another great Hollywood icon with her latest indulgent selfie pic! ~ Instagram
Following on from the success of his inaugural collection for The Outnet, Oscar de la Renta is back with a second collection for spring 2014, tapping street style ‘star’, Miroslava Duma to showcase his new wares! ~ Telegraph
Prepare to have your minds blown! Carrie Bradshaw stars past and present, Sarah Jessica Parker and AnnaSophia Robb, colllided in New York on Monday where the two actresses were photographed together for the first time! ~ Elle UK
New York department stores are answering the city’s recent “stop and frisk” profiling issues with a new Customer Bill of Rights that will lay out what shoppers can and cannot expect when they visit the city’s stores. ~ WWD
December is the month for gift-giving, and boy do we have an exciting gift for you! The models’ December magazine covers are in, and this month, there is no shortage of glamour and beauty gracing the newsstands! ~ Modelinia
We know that there’s never been a shortage ofstyle-centric apps to help pass the time— Instagram, Pinterest, Shopstyle— but trust us when we say that you’re going to want to free up some room on that smartphone/tablet of yours when you hear why our number one app obsession is Styletag!
Left to Right: Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea, Chriselle Lim of the Chriselle Factor, Modelinia Editor, Alyssa Montemurro and Lindsay Calla of Saucy Glossie
But hey, we’re not the only ones obsessing over the fashion app. One of our favorite models, not to mention a top trend-setter, Miranda Kerr, has already gotten on board with the new street style app. This just gives us all the more reason to download the app and start stocking up on the A-listers’ top style picks.
Styletag, the new app by SK Planet is more than just a collection of uploaded street style looks to shop in your spare time. Unlike the photo-sharing apps before it, Styletag allows fashion trend-setters and hot new designers to curate their favorite looks and styles by buildingtheir own unique catalog of the latest trends. And get this, you can actually tag and shop the looks straight from your mobile device!
At the event every fashionista in attendance had the chance to shop one-on-one with us and the other bloggers, while also getting the opportunity to get their photo taken with Nicole Richie. From stackable rings, to statement pieces by Fenton Jewelry, we loved seeing this holiday season’s must have accessories. Not to mention, top designer and creator of House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie discussed her fashion inspiration and the hottest trends. It’s probably safe to say that just about everyone was crushing on Nicole’s holiday party-ready black turtleneck sweater and ivory skirt combo— the makings of a perfect Styletag post!
Oh and of course, once you download it, make sure to follow Modelinia to see where our favorite models praise-worthy fashion inspiration comes from and shop similar styles!
Joan Smalls‘ new Elle Magazine cover has been the talk of the town sine its unveiling last week, and while we can’t get enough of the supermodel’s stunning cover work, it’s her knockout beauty look that really has us buzzing as of late. The supermodel arrived at Thursday’s Alivin Ailey opening-night gala in New York City sporting onyx-colored lipstick, cobalt linger and thick fluttery lashes that seemed to pay homage to this season’s ongoing gothic beauty trend. While not quite the intimidating pale face-meets-jet black lips look made famous in the ’90s, Joan’s look was without a doubt vampy and beautiful all at once, prompting us to dig out our forgotten black nail lacquers of yesteryear.
Thankfully, it appears that we aren’t the only one crushing on the gothic beauty resurgence. Dark statement lips, black nails and matte pale skin were spotted through the Fall/Winter ’13 runways, gaining popularity at Moschino Cheap & Chic, Fendi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Julian Macdonald among others. It takes some maneuvering to pull it off, but if done properly, neo-goth makeup can look more gorgeous than walking dead. The key is to avoid harsh lines, and to stick to one main element: i.e. a black lip, or coal-rimmed eyes. And don’t even think about using bronzer!
It’s not for the faint of heart, but then again, aren’t the best beauty looks always that way?
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