Fashion Foodies: The Top Model/Chefs to Follow on Instagram

There are few things in this life that we love as much as models— food is one of those things.

Luckily for us, the same seems to hold true for a growing number of top models who continue to step off of the runway and into the kitchen to demonstrate their ever impressive culinary talents. Jourdan Dunn has just launched season three of her Life + Times web series Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn;  Chrissy Teigen both Sessilee Lopez both have food blogs to their names and now, Daisy Lowe has going so far as to publish her own cookbook!  In comes as no surprise than that these uber-talented foodies have routinely taken to Instagram to show off their culinary skills, in turning providing us with some truly drool-worthy eye-candy.  From the healthy morning breakfast, to the decadent sweet treat, these model/chefs are transforming the picture-sharing app into a mecca for foodies of every kind and better yet, they’re giving us insight into their daily meal plan.  Whether you’re a sweet tooth, a fan of all things savory, or just in the mood for a good Fritto chip bar, there’s a model Instagrammer out there just waiting to inspire your next meal.  Below, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite fashion foodies for your following (and eating) pleasure.  Get following and get to cooking like a pro today!
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Style Sightings: Kate Upton Stuns in Amsterdam, Miranda Kerr Kicks Back in Tokyo and More!

Despite it being only half-way through the week, we already have more than enough bombshell model looks to consider for Friday’s Look of the Week pick.  From New York to Amsterdam and Tokyo, the models have been out in full force this week and unsurprisingly, dressed to the nines every step of the way.

On Tuesday, Kate Upton took a break from appearing in one of her seemingly countless campaigns, to take a turn on the red carpet at the Amsterdam premiere of her upcoming film “The Other Woman.” As per usual, the supermodel looked absolutely stunning in a figure-flattering white Christian Siriano dress, nude pumps and minimal accessories.  The all-American cover girl even sported a gorgeous faux, old Hollywood-style bob that looked reminiscent of a classic Marilyn Monroe look— a fitting tribute no?

Menawhile in London, Naomi Campbell, Poppy Delevingne, and Eva Herzigova were among dozens of fashion influencers who flocked to the Victor & Albert Museum for the opening of its new exhibitiion - The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014.  The models dazzled in looks by Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana respectively, and got a taste of ‘la dolce vita’ as they mingled with the likes of Valentino Garavani, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana and Tom Ford.

Though not nearly as dressed up as we’re used to seeing her as of late, Miranda Kerr still managed to catch our attention as she showed off her impressive flexibility at a Reebok Skyscrape yoga workshop in Tokyo, Japan this morning.  Despite her recent claims in this month’s GQ magazine that a recent lack of sex has left her body “less toned” than usual, the hot mama looked just as flawless as ever as she busted out a tree pose on the mats— pink sneakers and all!

Scroll through the slideshow below for more of this week’s model style sightings:

 


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Exclusive: Meet Natalie White – The Model/Muse You Need to Know

Gregory de la Haba, Natatlie White, and Peter Beard

Much like the label “supermodel,” the term “model/muse” gets thrown around a lot in the fashion world.  Yet, unlike the majority of models walking the runway, a model/muse is more than just your typical catwalker.  This rare breed of striking individuals not only pose for the some of the world’s most renowned designers, photographers and artists, but also inspire and collaborate on a much larger scale.   But just who are these exquisite muses being celebrated by the world’s most prominent fashion and art world luminaries?  Of course, supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista come to mind, but ask photographers like Peter Beard and Purple magazine’s Olivier Zahm and they’ll likely give you the same name: Natalie White.

More than just a former model, this ‘mega-muse’ as she is referred to famously got her start after being discovered by Beard inside the now defunct New York City nightclub Bungalow 8 at the tender age of seventeen.  As both a muse and artist, Natalie traveled the world with Beard as she transformed from an unknown girl from West Virginia into today’s definitive model/muse.  As of today, Natalie continues to work with a growing roster of leading contemporary artists, including Will Cotton, Michael Dweck, Max Snow and Spencer Tunick, and make waves with her own artwork, which has graced everything from New York’s top art galleries to Lady Gaga’s ground-breaking Born This Way show at the Original Playboy Club in Miami during Art Basel.

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Natalie about her role as a muse and what separates her from just the average fashion model.  While discussing everything from her collaborations with Beard and Zahm, to her own headline-making art shows and the muse that inspires her most, Natalie gives a portrait of a model/muse that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.  Read our interview with Natalie below:
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Modelinia Hits the Beach With Nina Agdal

It’s been cold and dreary in New York all this week, but not even a little rain could keep us from hitting the beach with Nina Agdal on Monday night.

Making our way across town to the indoor sand beaches at the Chelsea Piers in New York, we joined the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl and NBA player Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets at Op‘s ”Dunks for Donation” charity event, benefiting Sustainable Surf.  Despite the early April showers outside, the Danish beauty was more than happy to get into the summer-beach spirit as she flaunted her flawless figure in a colorful cutout one-piece Op suit and mico-mini athletic shorts.  Along with Parsons, a fellow Op brand ambassador, Nina had fun shooting hoops and practicing her dunk (with the help of the pro of course), along with discussing their March Madness picks and flipping through her stunning SI Swimsuit shots.

While taking us through Op’s new spring/summer ’14 collection, Nina also let us in on her personal swimsuit style and the trends she’ll be wearing this season.
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Modelinia AM Reads: Follow These 9 Model Instagrammers for Your Daily Dose of Fitness Inspiration

The wedding of the year is on the horizon! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are due to head down the aisle in the coming months, which means it’s time to start thinking about wedding gifts.  But would do you get the couple that, quite literally, has everything?  WWD got fashion’s top designers — and Jude Law— to share their gift ideas, you know, just in case they make the guest list. ~ WWD

Although Victoria Beckham is determined to bury her pop star past in a fashion brand that will stand the test of time, design duo Dolce & Gabbana aren’t totally convinced. ~ Telegraph

According to Net-A-Porter.com, sneakers and other menswear-inspired footwear are among the best-selling styles of the season.  Take that heels! ~ Business of Fashion

Yesterday may have been April Fools Day, but Lauren Conrad’s hair is definitely no joke!  Following in the footsteps of Nicole Richie, Ireland Baldwin and Kelly Osbourne, the California beauty has taken the purple plunge, dying her famous blonde tresses a springy shade of lilac. ~ Grazia UK

Today, Allure magazine will launch its first official YouTube channel featuring an updated take on the magazine’s content, including four series titled, “Beauty Basics,” “Cassandra,” “Beauty Evolution” and “Hair Tyrant.” ~ WWD

And in today’s eyebrow-raising of the day: British fashion icons Twiggy, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne have been commemorated in a series of portraits using packets of Twiglets, Cream Crackers and Mini Cheddars snacks.  Mossy Cheddar anyone? ~ Telegraph

We couldn’t help but notice while scrolling through our Instagram feed as of late that the models aren’t just posting stunning selfies and vacation pics, but also a plethora of motivating workout photos to help get us off the couch and into the gym.  Here we rounded up nine of our favorite motivating models for your following pleasure: Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week!

Gisele Bündchen plays peek-a-boo, Chrissy Teigen reveals her family’s Royal Portrait and more in today’s Model Twitpics!


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April Showers Bring Chic Rain Gear!

 

After an unusually long and brutal winter, we’re welcoming the rainy days of spring to carry us right into warmer weather. As the saying goes though, you can’t have May flowers without a few April showers, and if spring follows in the footsteps of recent extreme weather patterns, we can surely anticipate wet weeks to come. But just because it’s raining cats and dogs doesn’t mean we need to look like them. Rainy weather is the perfect time to step up your style game and make the extra effort to stand out. With everyone else hiding beneath black umbrellas, your bright red lipstick and perfectly cinched trench is sure to catch the fellas’ attention. Don’t believe us? To prove it, we sifted through our favorite water-resistant model looks to bring you the coolest pieces of rain gear to keep you dry and stylish. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate April Fools’ Day with Fashion’s Goofiest Gals

It’s April Fools’ Day, which means the pranks are in full swing!  But if you think that Google and the comedic geniuses over at The Onion are the only ones taking part in today’s hooliganism, think again!

Though serious as can be on the runway, the models have proven to be some of the wackiest girls around— just check out their Instagram pages for the evidence!  In honor of all things weird, wacky, goofy and hilarious today, we thought we’d inspire a laugh or two with a look back at some of the models’ funniest Instagram photos.  From Chrissy Teigen‘s  adorable trickster ways, to Cara Delevingne‘s funky dance moves and Hanne Gaby Odiele‘s wild costumes, take a look at how a few of our favorite wild and crazy models get into the April Fool’s pranking spirit in the slideshow below!
 

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