Modelinia AM Reads: Gigi Hadid’s Runway Evolution

If there’s a woman who knows how to wear a statement lip, it’s Brit beauty Suki Waterhouse. After continuously making a case for the power pout on the red carpet, the model/actress is now taking her luscious lips to the forefront of Burberry’s latest product launch: Burberry Kisses Lipstick, a buildable formula that you can layer for deeper effects (and extended smooching as Suki proves here). ~ Grazia

Because DIY-ing a Left Shark costume is so last month, Katy Perry is now selling replicas of the Super Bowl celebrity’s outfit. On Monday, the “Fireworks” singer tweeted that a onesie version resembling the large dancing fish could be bought online through her own ecommerce shop. Good luck trying to find appropriate setting for the outfit — outside of Halloween that is. ~ Yahoo Style

Why are so many people suddenly wearing those $600 Canada Goose jackets?  We’ll give you a hint: Kate Upton. As it turns out the the supermodel isn’t only advertising gold when it comes to teeny bikinis, but also a genius at helping to turn the function, technical Canadian outerwear into a “cool and prestigious” new must-have. ~ Ad Week

Vogue republished an article from August 2009 on Tuesday in honor of the first French supermodel Bettina, who passed away on Monday at the age of 90. In it, Bettina states that “fashion always survives.  I think it’s necessary.” As is her memory. ~ Vogue

Sephora and fledgling beauty firm Map My Beauty are teaming up to offer customers a mobile app that gives personalized instructions for the forever difficult facial contouring. The new cross-platform beauty application, also called Map My Beauty, is what the company is billing as the very first “virtual makeup artist” mobile app that teaches consumers how and where to apply makeup based on their unique features. ~ WWD

It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, Gigi Hadid made her fashion week debut at Desigual. From there she continued to prove her catwalk prowess, hitting the runways of Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and most recently Dolce & Gabbana.  With her enviable beach blonde locks and bombshell physique, it’s no wonder she’s the model of the moment. Here, we chart her best runway looks to date. ~ Modelinia

5 Supermodels Share Their Must-Have Beauty Products Throughout Fashion Week

Models may be pros at walking in dangerously high heels, wearing clothes with aplomb, and looking good while doing practically everything, but if there is one thing that exceeds their fashion prowess, it’s their command off the world’s best beauty products.  Backstage at fashion week each season, they road test a mind-boggling assortment of foundations, creams, bronzers, lip colors, and mascaras from brands that range from drugstore finds to luxury staples.   Between having their makeup applied and reapplied several times a day and their skin exposed to just as many different ingredients, it’s safe to say that they’ve figured out which products really belong in beauty’s upper echelon. Here, we got five supermodels including Jourdan DunnJessica Hart and Karlie Kloss (who routinely takes to Instagram to share the contents of her travel bag) to reveal the three must-have beauty products they never leave home without.  From ‘gotta-have-it’ lip balms to hair growth supplements to an in-flight treat (that’s right, snacks have their place in beauty too),  here are 15 beauty products you’ll always find in these models’ carry-on bags.

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Beauty Crush: Lily Aldridge’s Grown-Up Pigtail Braids

Like overalls or classic pinafores, pigtails are more easily worn by children than adults— except when executed with the simplistic ease of Lily Aldridge, whose glossy twin plaits spotted in New York yesterday had plenty of schoolgirl charm without feeling overly precious.  With a neat center part and just an inkling of slept-in texture, the supermodel took pigtails from childhood throwback to the kind of effortlessly cool style that would have even the most devout blowout practitioner ditching her hairdryer. Add to that a minimalist pairing  of clean, sun-kissed skin and rosy nude lips, Lily’s look is proof of the knockout chic appeal of a less-is-more approach to beauty.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as a Real-Life Barbie is Both Impressive and Creepy

With her insanely long legs, gorgeous blonde hair and fabulous globe-trotting lifestyle, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is already something of a real-life Barbie doll. So naturally, when it came time for Vogue Japan contributor and stylist Anna Dello Russo to cast a living version of the Mattel doll for the glossy’s April fashion editorial, she knew just who to turn to.

Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, the editorial features Rosie dressed in all of the modern-day trappings of a real-life Barbie girl: hot pink heart-shaped sunglasses, roller skates and a perfectly groomed male companion. Still, it’s the supermodel’s uncanny/terrifying ability to pose like an inanimate object that is perhaps the most impressive aspect of the shoot.  Like the doll of our childhood, Rosie strikes a stiff pose with barely-bendable knees, wide, vacant eyes and a painted on smile that would rival that of the Stepford Wives.

Luckily, the spread’s creepy undercurrent is easily over shadowed by the addition of Moschino’s full Barbie-inspired spring/summer ’15 collection, as well as other bright, flirty, and glitzy designs from the likes of Valentino, Versace and Ralph Lauren.  If we didn’t know any better, we’d say this is Barbie if not at her best, than at the least, her most stylish.

Keep scrolling to see the full spread featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in all of her Barbie-like perfection!

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Modelinia AM Reads: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Andreja Pejic’s Return to the Runway

Spring Breakers, rejoice! Cody Simpson is set to co-host this year’s Victoria’s Secret PINK 2015 Ultimate Spring Break Beach Bash along with (wait for it) his girlfriend Gigi Hadid and fellow model Rachel Hilbert. The party will be held this year on March 14th at The Surfcomber Hotel in Miami, Florida. As always, you can expect lots of spring break giveaways, a PINK Beauty Refresh Lounge, special treats and, of course, pool party fun! ~ Just Jared

Jared Leto is rocking a brand new look.  The Oscar winner has chopped off his famous long locks for his upcoming role as The Joker in “Suicide Squad.”  Director David Ayer first teased a photo on Twitter of scissors being held up to the actor’s ponytail, followed by a second tweet of a very handsome Leto posing with much shorter strands and no beard. Rest in peace, Jared Leto’s hairs. Rest in peace. ~ Twitter

Social media can be a nasty space of trolls and publicized celebrity feuds, but thankfully there are women like Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga who are helping to maker the Twittersphere a nicer place for us all.  After praising Gaga’s recent ‘hot streak’ on Twitter on Monday, the Mama Monster responded, calling Swift a sweetheart and offering some words of encouragement for ladies everywhere. ~ Billboard

Speaking of T-Swift, the “Style” singer has an exciting new gig: godmother.  The 25-year-old pop singer posted an Instagram photo of herself kneeling in front o f actress Jaime King with with her hands on the latter’s (pregnant) stomach, giving early evidence that King’s child is going to be the luckiest kid on earth. ~ Instagram

Karl Lagerfeld has gone digital for the second edition of The Karl Daily, a seasonal fashion mailer for his signature brand in the guise of a newspaper. Slated to launch toward the end of March, the edition is to include faux celebrity gossip, interviews with models including Kendall Jenner and Ming Xi, and “catty advice” from guest columnist Choupette, the designer’s pampered feline. ~ WWD

Andreja Pejic, who took time off last year to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, returned to the scene last week to walk as an exclusive in Giles Deacon’s fall 2015 show in London, thus marking her first official show since her transformation. Ahead of her monumental return to the runway, we asked Andreja to document her London Fashion Week experience with an exclusive photo diary that’s now available for your viewing pleasure here! ~ Modelinia


How Karlie Kloss is Giving New Meaning to “Off-Duty Chic” This Season

Models are in a category all their own when it comes to their enviable street style looks— but could the ‘model off-duty’ uniform as we know it (skinny jeans and leather moto jackets) be headed for chicer heights?

At a point in the Fashion Month cycle when everyone else has practically given up, Karlie Kloss appears to be hitting her fashion stride with a mix of effortlessly chic ensembles that are redefining what it means to be “off-duty.”  In a trend that was spotted throughout New York, London and Milan fashion weeks, the supermodel has been eschewing street style basics for luxe, grown-up versions of her favorite contemporary pieces— a likely reflection of her latest business-savvy career move. From tailored blouses to breezy trousers to easy-to-transition boots, Karlie’s staples are not a far cry from our own office-appropriate must-haves and yet somehow, still feel way ahead of the curve.  With Paris now on the horizon, we’re interested to see how Karlie translates her newly elevated style to the city’s notoriously chic streets.  In the meantime, we’ve followed her from fashion capitol to fashion capitol to help you recreate some of her best looks of the season thus far.  Get the scoop on Karlie’s latest “off-duty” must-haves in the slideshow below!

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10 Models Share the Best Beauty Tips They’ve Picked Up On The Job

On top of having superior genetics and naturally lit-from-within skin, models also have access to fashion’s most celebrated makeup artists and skincare professionals.  From the legendary Pat McGrath to favorites like Tom Pecheaux, Charlotte Tilbury and Gucci Westman, fashion’s top models spend a great deal of time getting prepped and polished by the industry’s leading beauty gurus and thus, have picked up a few expert tips and tricks along the way.  That being said, we caught up with some of our favorite catwalkers at New York Fashion Week and asked them to share the best advice they’ve picked up while on the job.  From how to properly conceal your under-eye bags, to the one beauty product that’s even better than your go-to foundation, discover the model’s best-kept beauty secrets in the slideshow below!

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Model Twitpics of The Week!

One of our favorite Monday morning activities here at Modelinia is scouring our various feeds to bring you the best of model happenings from over the weekend, and this weekend certainly didn’t disappoint!  From Karlie Kloss having a rather chic coffee break in Milan to Kendall Jenner reminiscing about one of those epic Kardashian vacations to Coco Rocha trying to be positive about all of this snow, check out the slideshow below to see what some of your favorite models were up to!

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