New York Fashion Week Gets the Boot From Lincoln Center

It’s official: New York Fashion Week is getting the boot from Lincoln Center.

Following much debate, the Supreme Court of the State of New York has ruled that IMG Fashion will not renew its sublicense agreement with Lincoln Center, which expires in February following the Fall/Winter 2015 shows.  According to court documents unearthed today by local blog A Walk in the Park, the lease was in violation of a city charter prohibiting using the space for non-park purposes including the temporary use of space for show tents and production equipment.

But what does this mean for the future of New York Fashion Week?  Basically, it will force fashion week organizers to scramble to find a new location for its September shows, as its permanent home in Hudson Yards’ Culture Shed is still several years away from completion.  While a number of high-profile designers did choose to move their runway shows and presentations away from Lincoln Center last season (Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors when to Spring Studios, Prabal Gurung to Skylight at Moynihan Station, Alexander Wang to Pier 94, to name just a few) 69 shows still chose to call the site home. So basically, it’s anyone’s guess as to where NYFW could be headed from here.  Take your pick.

For the sake of our expense accounts, our vote goes for one central location (with plenty of sidewalk access— for the model street style, of course).

Alessandra Ambrosio Debuts LOVE’s Most NSFW Advent Video Yet!

Up until this point, the LOVE magazine’s 2014 Advent Calendar videos have been well, pretty tame.  Sure, Kendall Jenner did prance around in naughty lingerie and get spanked by a sunglass-wearing Santa, but all in all it’s been a pretty PG-13 Christmas for the glossy.  That is, until they got Alessandra Ambrosio involved!

The Victoria’s Secret Angel was revealed as the saucy beauty behind Day 18, the video of which shows the 33-year-old supermodel writhing around on a giant sheepskin rug, slowly peeling off her clothes, which consists of little more than hot pink underwear and her favorite Re/Dun boyfriend jeans.  But in a glamorous twist to a struggle known all too well by us regular girls, Alessandra has a little trouble getting her pants off past her ankles.  The Brazilian beauty struggles and struggles to kick them off as she smiles to hide what we’ve found to be sheer frustration in that situation.  It’s all very comical and yes, just downright sexy.

Watch Alessandra’s racy LOVE Advent video above and head over to the LOVE website to see more of your favorite models including Kendall Jenner, Miranda Kerr, and Hailey Baldwin, taking in off in the name of holiday spirit!


Help Us Pick Modelinia’s 2014 Style Icon!

For this year’s Fourth Annual Modelinia Style Awards, we want to hear from YOU!  Check out the poll below to vote for this year’s Style Icon – will it be Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, or Kendall Jenner.  We’ll tally the votes, and reveal this year’s big winner on Monday, December 22nd!


WATCH: Kendall Jenner Gets Trippy in Dazed Magazine’s New Short Film

UPDATE: Giving further proof that she is in fact, “the real deal” as far as her modeling career goes, Kendall Jenner  stars in a new Andy Warhol-inspired pop art video to accompany the release of her three recent Dazed magazine covers.  The old-school looking video shows Kendall dressing up as a cast of characters with hi-tech effects and glitchy-seeming video that allows her to “jump” from one look to the next— a play on her title as “the changing face of fashion.”

Watch Kendall in all of her high-fashion glory in the video above and check below for more on her latest cover coup!

Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: We Scored The Ultimate Victoria’s Secret Model Workout Playlist

We already saw that Kendall Jenner topped Tumblr’s list of the most-reblogged models of the year, and now we’re getting insight into the most-shared fashion brand on the site.  And while every big designer name from Chanel to Givenchy to Versace unsurprisingly made the list, it’s the order in which they fall that is the most unexpected. ~ WhoWhatWear

Luxury lingerie brand La Perla is preparing to stage its first couture catwalk show in Paris, debuting its new Atelier Collection.  There weren’t be live performances like that of the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but we’re sure the one-of-a-kind lingerie will impress nonetheless. ~ Harper’s Bazaar

Nicki Minaj, the bootylicious rapper and burgeoning actress, has turned her talented hand to modeling.  The 32-year-old Anaconda singer is the latest star of Roberto Cavalli’s spring/summer 2015 campaign, taking over from fellow chart-topper  Rita Ora, who was bestowed the honor this winter. ~ Telegraph

Speaking of Roberto Cavalli, the Italian brand could be on the verge of being sold after years of chatter that has so far, come to nothing.  But what does this mean for Cavalli?  If the latest speculations proved true, it almost certainly means that Cavalli himself would relinquish his role as designer, instead becoming a shareholder, and would hire a creative team to develop the brand, sparking those all-important questions: who would take the helm at Cavalli? ~ Vogue UK 

If you’re already over pastel hair and looking for the next big thing, grab a pencil and paper and prepare to take notes.  According to, “metallic hair color” is set to be the next big thing in hair color trends— at least in London, where salons are experimenting with the first “metallic” dyes. ~ 

As it turns out, the Victoria’s Secret models, much like us regular girls, crave awesome tunes when they’re gearing up for a long workout.  Luckily for you, we’ve tracked down some of the brand’s biggest stars to share their favorite workout songs to help get you up and moving. Prepare yourself for a whole new Spotify list to take to the gym! ~ Modelinia

How to Pack for the Holiday Travel Season Like a Model

One of the many perks of being a model is having the opportunity to travel to some of the most exotic locations in the world and with that, a talent for knowing how and what to pack for just about every occasion.  In search for tips from the experts themselves, we asked some of our favorite jet-setting beauties to share their best-kept travel tips with us just in time for the busy holiday travel season.  See how Alessandra Ambrosio, Joan Smalls, Izabel Goulart and others maneuver the perennial suitcase conundrum in style in the slideshow below!

Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s What the Top Models Have on Their Holiday Wish Lists This Year

They’re making their list and we’re checking it twice, because whether these models have been naughty or nice, we hope they find everything they’ve been wishing for under the tree this year!  With the Hanukkah in full effect and Christmas just a week away, we recently asked some of our favorite models to share what’s at the top of their holiday wish lists this year.  While most of these beauties want nothing more than to spend the holidays with the ones they love, they do have a few special gift picks in mind that now have us reconsidering our own requests to Santa. From puppies to coveted accessories and lingerie, see what some of fashion’s top models are asking for this year in our ultimate model wish list below!

Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Googled Model of 2014 May Surprise You

On Tuesday, Google released the results of its annual Year in Search, spotlighting the people, places, and trends that grabbed the world’s attention in 2014.  Featuring everyone from Jennifer Lawrence (the most searched person) to Rihanna (the most searched red-carpet dress) and Iggy Azalea (the most searched musician), Google’s zeitgeist report is the result of billions of searches aggregated from the site throughout the year.  Here at Modelinia though, we’re far more interested in seeing how our favorite models faired across the Internet.  Thanks to, we now have the answer!

While it was undoubtably the year of Kendall Jenner— the Kardashian clan member was seemingly everywhere from catwalks to campaigns and glossy covers— it turns out that there was one other all-American super who the world had it’s eye on.  That scene-stealer was Kate Upton.  In a somewhat surprising move, the voluptuous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model heads the list of the top 20 fashion models followed by Kendall Jenner, at number two, Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss.

Noticeably absent from the top ten list is Cara Delevingne, who came in at number 16, slipping 15 places from the number one spot she held in 2013.  Surprisingly, her fellow Insta-girls didn’t fair much better: Karlie Kloss  took the number nine spot, while Joan Smalls came in at number 20.  Meanwhile, it appears that “It” girls Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin were able to catch the world’s attention with their celeb-filled social media posts as they gained spots at number eight and 14 respectively. Kudos ladies!

See the entire list of the top 20 models for below, then click here for more of Google’s A Year in Search results.

Read the rest of this entry »