The Face Episode 7 Exclusive: The Modeltestants Strip Down for a Steamy Lingerie Shoot!

It’s coming down to the wire and everyone is feeling the pressure!  This week, things really heat up, and we’re not just talking about Lydia and Naomi’s one-on-one chat.  From a surprising elimination to a steamy lingerie shoot, Ray reveals the highs and lows of last night’s nail-biting episode!  See her exclusive episode recap below for the full scoop!

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Don’t Worry, Kate Upton Actually Loves Her Body Just the Way It Is

Everyone can breathe easy, as it turns out, Kate Upton loves her body just the way it is!

After an interview with the British tabloid The Sun reportedly quoted The Other Woman star as saying she wished she had a smaller chest, and consequentially sent the blogosphere into a media frenzy, Kate took to Twitter to denounce the claims on Wednesday, assuring us all that she does in fact love her body.

Taking aim at the tabloid, the supermodel admit the quotes about her figure were completely untrue and used to “drum up controversy where there is none.”  Still, she admits that like any other woman, she too has had her moments of insecurity, but is nevertheless proud of her body— as she should be!

In addition to working hard to maintain those perfectly toned curves, Kate has also had to fight long and hard to overcome her critics.  Speaking to Vogue magazine last year, the Miami-native revealed the tough time she had when she first started off.  “You sit there and you’re like ‘Is something wrong with me?’ ”The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great.”

So make no mistake about it, Kate Upton is here to stay— curves and all!

Pastel Pretty: Sophisticated Looks for Your Easter Sunday

One of the best parts about Easter is the pastel colored sweets that inevitably make their way into our stomachs over the course of the long weekend. This year however, we’re looking to devour these sugary hues in an entirely different way— though we’re sure our candy intake will remain in full force.

Come Sunday, we’re taking our style inspiration from some of fashion’s finest, a.k.a the models, who have proven time and again these past few weeks that pastels are no longer reserved for those under the age of ten.  From Karlie Kloss‘ slinky mint green Caroline Herrera gown, to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s impossibly chic Marios Schwab ensemble and Candice Swanepoel‘s flirty pink crop top, there’s no shortage of model-approved pastel looks to consider this weekend.  With an eye on the models’ candy-colored style, we rounded up a plethora of chic pastel pieces that will more than qualify as your Sunday best.  Shop this season’s prettiest pastels now in the slideshow below:

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Jourdan Dunn Joins the Maybelline Family!

It’s been a big year for Jourdan Dunn.  The British model kicked off the year with not one, but two cameos in Beyonce’s record-breaking video album, launched the third season of her online cooking show “Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn,” and recently joined supermodels Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Karlie Kloss on stage at the third annual Vogue Festival.  If that weren’t enough, the 23-year-old model has just been announced as the newest spokeswoman for Maybelline New York!

Joining the likes of Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato, Freja Beha Erichsen and Charlotte Free, Jourdan’s new venture with the beauty giant marks her first contract as a beauty ambassador and is “an honor,” she says.  “I’m proud that to say that I am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I saw the advertisement growing up.  The brand imagery is always beautiful and positive.  To now be a part of that is a dream come true!”

While she has previously appeared in beauty campaigns, including those for YSL, CK One and Burberry, this new role has added significance as Jourdan marks the brand’s first British model ambassador.

“Jourdan’s look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand,” said Jerome Bruhat, global brand president of Maybelline New York.  “She truly reflects Maybelline’s vision of global beauty.”

Jourdan’s first role for Maybelline will be fronting the brand’s Go Extreme mascara with print and television ads that will hit the shelves sometime this month.  We can’t wait!

Modelinia AM Reads: So You Want to be a Model? Read This First!

Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham!  The former Spice Girl turned powerhouse designer turns 40 today. Celebrate with a look back at greatest style and designer hits. ~ Vogue UK

While speaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design on Tuesday, Alexander Wang revealed that he originally turned down the Balenciaga job and only changed his mind after paying a visit to its legendary couturier’s archive! ~ Fashionista

Two of our favorite Hollywood muses, Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst, are teaming up once again, this time for a special edition of W magazine guest edited by the “Marie Antoinette” director herself! ~ WWD

Looks like the dress isn’t the only thing Anna Wintour is cracking down on at this year’s Met Gala.  The editor in chief reportedly “wants more exclusivity and high fashion” when the gala returns to NYC on May 5, with ticket prices hiked from $15,000 to $25,000 per person! ~ The Hollywood Reporter

Self-proclaimed Photoshop critic Lorde is once again pointing out her flaws for all to see.  The singer tweeted yesterday, “apart from the fact that i’m pretty sure this magazine gave me a new nose (:|), i really like this photo.” ~ Twitter

Despite the rumors this week, Oscar de la Renta claims that he is not actively seeking a new creative director, though there still may be a smidgen of truth to rumors. ~ Financial Times

Good new shoppers: British fashion label Mulberry is planning to offer more affordable products in the near future in a bid to boost its growth! ~ Telegraph

So you want to be a model?  We sat down with Trump Models Manager Gabriel Ruas Santos-Rocha for the inside scoop on what it really takes to impress a model scout and the top new faces to keep an eye on this season! ~ Modelinia

London Calling: What to Expect at Victoria’s Secret’s First Ever London Fashion Show

By now, you’re well aware that the Victoria’s Secret show is moving to London. We’ve now had 24-hours to digest the news, giving us ample time to get excited about the outfits, the acts, the Angels, and of course, the BRITS!  As the Angels prepare to take their gorgeousness across the pond for the wold’s most spectacular runway show yet, we’re left day dreaming about what the brand’s first London show will look like (hopefully).  From the all-star model cast, to the star-studded front row and the exclusive performances, we’ve imagined what we consider to be the ideal Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but with a exciting London twist (obvious Harry Styles reference included).  VS execs take note— THIS is what we’re hoping to see on runway later this year:
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Exclusive: Chloe Norgaard Shares Her Coachella Instagram Diary

We’ve long admired Chloe Norgaard for her Rainbow Brite locks and one-of-a-kind street style, but that’s not the model’s only standout quality— turns out she’s also an Instagram pro!  During the first round of Coachella over the weekend, we asked Chloe to document her three days in the California desert, where she snapped away at some of her favorite shows, late night parties and more. See Coachella through this festival lover’s eyes in her exclusive behind-the-scenes photo diary below:
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Modelinia AM Reads: Shop Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Perfectly Polished Airport Look

Oh la la!  Will Kim Kardashian wear a Balmain wedding dress designed by Olivier Rousteing?  Her latest Instagram snaps suggest YES! ~ Grazia UK

Lorde, the 17-year-old wunderkind from Down Under, just scored her very first mainstream American fashion magazine  cover: the May issue of Teen Vogue to be exact! And get ready, because she’s opening up about everything! ~ Teen Vogue 

Vogue has dubbed Kate Middleton the “Duchess of Normcore” — though we seriously doubt we’ll be seeing her in Tevas anytime soon. ~ Vogue

Donatella Versace doppelganger Lady Gaga is laid bare in new images that reveal what her campaign looked like before retouchers got their hands on it.  The side-by-side comparisons are pretty jarring. ~ Telegraph

Just when you thought Adidas couldn’t get any more high fashion, Mary Katrantzou has joined Pharrell and Stella McCartney to collaborate on a line of footwear and apparel for the sportswear brand. ~ WWD

Cancel your summer plans— rumor has it Beyonce and Jay Z are going on tour together starting in late June! ~ Page Six

Today, Sunglass Hut will launch a new partnership with Google in which it will offer its customers a try-on experience via Google+ Hangouts, making it the first retailer to tap into the online platform in that way. ~ WWD

A one-of-a-kind Easter egg created by Jeff Koons for Faberge’s citywide Big Egg Hunt has attracted bids of $360,000 at auction, with six days still left on the clock.  And we thought chocolate eggs were exciting! ~ Daily Mail 

Despite having spent eight hours flying across seas, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived to Heathrow Airport in London earlier this month looking runway-ready (no pun intended).  If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to shop this look immediately (and at a more affordable price), which is why we’ve rounded up her exact pieces, along with a few of our other favorites, to help you score this model’s winning off-duty look for less! ~ Modelinia