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

Last night, the rumor mill was buzzing with reports that Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne had been involved in an altercation over Rihanna at a Paris Fashion Week party.  But as it turns out, those stories couldn’t be farther from the truth, according to Naomi anyways. ~ Vogue UK 

Valentino staged its usual beautiful show this morning, but showgoers were in for a huge surprise—Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller, the comedic duo from one of fashion’s favorite films, Zoolander, both walked the runway. Just look at those ‘blue steel’ stares! ~ Harper’s Bazaar

Speaking of Delevingne, the model has reprised her role as the star of Topshop’s latest campaign— and it’s one of her best yet! We can’t help but covet every look from the S/S 2015 collection, especially the laid-back denim-on-denim, Versace-like black dress and retro pussy bow blouse. ~ WhoWhatWear

Those embellished headphones from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall 2015 runway show are now on sale — for a whopping $7,095! They’re pretty sure, but we’ll just stick with our free Apple earbuds for now. ~ Yahoo Style

We’re heard of celebrities trademarking everything from their names to their backup dancer’s stage costumes (we’re looking at you Katy Perry), but insuring one’s legs — no that’s a first. According to the National Enquirer (so take that for what it’s worth), Taylor Swift is reportedly getting her legs insured for $40 million before she heads out on tour this spring. We would what it cost to insure her signature cat-eye and red lip combo? ~ Refinery29

If there’s one model who knows a thing or two about creating viral social media posts, it’s Chrissy Teigen.  In a new interview with Elle magazine, the Instagram pro got onto the topic of her popular social media platforms, revealing the number one thing she finds most annoying on Instagram.  Are you guilty of it? ~ Elle

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 chic.” ~ Modelinia

Lottie Moss Just Made Her Runway Debut at Sonia Rykiel

If a legit modeling contract and a Calvin Klein Jean campaign haven’t yet convinced you of Charlotte (aka Lottie) Moss‘ supermodel potential, consider this: the 17-year-old just made her runway debut!

In a “blink and you’ll miss her” moment the young model took to the runway at Sonia Rykiel today in Paris, where she impressed in a velvet black and printed playsuit and fluffy bedhead-style hair. As in seasons past, the runway lineup read like a “who’s who” of the modeling community with such notables as Constance Jablonski, Anna Ewers, Lizzie and Georgia May Jagger and Gigi Hadid leading the march.  Considering the individual star power of each of her co-stars, we’d say the future is looking bright for Lottie. And with two of the biggest shows of the season still on deck, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was the last we say of Kate’s mini-me in Paris this week. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Cara Delevingne Skips the Runway to Show Off One of Her Best Off-Duty Looks Yet


Just when we thought Cara had achieved max coolness with her Stella McCartney show look, the It Brit took to the streets of Paris this afternoon to prove us dead wrong.  Feeling inspired perhaps by her rumored new girlfriend St. Vincent, Cara transformed from catwalk queen (more like front row fixture these days) to music protege while hitting the Chanel boutique following the show. Though still dressed in her insanely cool pant suit, Cara upped the cool factor of the look with the addition of a wide-brimmed hat and a fancy new white Chanel guitar.  With her Beatles-style mirrored shades and chic musical accessory tucked under one arm, Cara looked every bit the rockstar in-training, which we can only assume is bad news for those of us still hoping that she’ll make a return to the runway sometime in the very near future.

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Christy Turlington Just Became the Face of Apple Watch!

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Christy Turlington Burns can add another hyphen to her already long list of accolades. The model, mother, maternal health advocate, and marathon runner is now the face, of sorts, of the new Apple Watch!   Read the rest of this entry »

Crystal Renn Solidifies the Platinum Hair Trend

When Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto took their seats at Balmain’s fall 2015 show in Paris last week, they unleashed the kind of paparazzi firestorm that even a royal wedding couldn’t inspire.  Before the show had even ended, the two were trending across the Twittersphere and just like that platinum mania found its way back into the fashion lexicon. Still, it takes three to make a trend and it wasn’t until we made our monthly trip to the newsstands this weekend that we found the missing piece to the bleached hair puzzle: Crystal Renn.

Never one to shy away from a bold beauty transformation, Crystal graces the cover of this month’s special eighth year anniversary edition of L’Official Singapore looking unrecognizable with a set of bleached brows and sleek, icy blonde strands.  That’s right— leave it to the chameleon-like model to take the celebrity-sponsored look and turn it into a certified fashion trend.  And she’s not the only one doing it either.  The collectable fashion issue also includes seven other supermodel-fronted covers shot by famed photographer Steven Klein.  Among those taking the platinum plunge are Angela Lindvall, Liu Wen and Jamie Bochert, while Naomi Campbell, Guinevere Van Seenus, Maria Borges and Xiao Wen Ju round out the full cast. So let it be known: Kim K may have gotten the buzz, but these models were one giant step ahead.

Keep scrolling for all eight covers of L’Officiel Singapore’s March issue!

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Model Twitpics of The Week!

It wouldn’t be Monday without a glance at what some of our favorite models were up to over the weekend, now would it?! From Devon Windsor celebrating her 21st birthday in Paris with model-bff Gigi Hadid to Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge celebrating International Womens Day, scroll through the slideshow below to see what this past weekend had in store!

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Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger and Suki Waterhouse Strip Down for British Vogue’s April Issue


Looks like Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift aren’t the only stylish BFFs Vogue is interested in these days!

Hot on the heels of the fashion glossy’s #Kaylor-dedicated March issue, British Vogue appears to have taken a page of its counterpart’s playbook by casting longtime BFFs Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger and Suki Waterhouse on the cover of its April 2015 issue.

Shot by famed photographer Martio Testino, the issue marks Cara’s fifth cover feature for the magazine, and a first for Suki, who has appeared in its pages only once before.  In their group cover shot, Cara stands front and center sandwiched between her fellow fellow ‘It-girls,’ all of whom are dressed in similar style beaded gowns. J’adore!

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Modelinia AM Reads: 10 Models Share the Best Beauty Tips They’ve Picked Up On The Job

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the biggest news of the year: KIM KARDASHIAN IS BLONDE!  But do you know why she’s gone to the light side? As it turns out, it was all thanks to Madonna. ~ People

Leave it to Gigi Hadid to put a high-fashion spin on the classic overall.  On Sunday, the 19-year-old model hit the Paris streets wearing a pair of cropped leather G-Star overalls and some very sleek Fendi shades.  While the look make not be for everyone, there’s no denying that Gigi pulled it off with aplomb! ~ Daily Mail

Courrège’s Sixties-style headquarters on Paris’ Rue François Premier was the setting for an intimate dinner Saturday night to celebrate the fashion brand’s makeup tie-in with the Estée Lauder Cos. Spokesmodels Kendall JennerJoan Smalls and Constance Jablonski were all on hand for the fete and dare we say, looking as chic as ever! ~ WWD

Over the weekend, Vogue style editor-at-large Elisabeth Von Thurn Und Taxis landed herself in hot water after posting (and then later deleting) an Instagram photo that showed a homeless person reading a copy of the fashion magazine on the streets of Paris.  Elisabeth, who was in Paris for Paris Fashion Week, seemed to find the scene amusing and captioned the pic, “Paris is full of surprises….and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!” What’s surprising is that something like this would even happen! ~ Fashionista

“Chola Victorian” was the unusual combination of words makeup artist Pat McGrath used to describe the incredibly ornate look at Givenchy over the weekend.  The look, which took over six hours to apply, came complete with oversize septum rings, earrings, and over-the-top facial embellishments punctuated by pearls, emeralds and rubies.  The hardest part explained McGrath, was just getting everything to stay put! ~ 

It’s been quite a year for Cressida Bonas. Since splitting with Prince Harry in April 2014, she’s scored a place on Vanity Fair’s annual best-dressed list, was photographed by Mario Testino, became one of Mulberry’s ‘It-girl’ spokesmodels and now, to top it all off she’s following in the footsteps of Cara Delevingne with her first Vogue cover! ~ Telegraph

The fashion industry has made great strides to become a more inclusive environment, particularly in the past year. From the spike in mature models in fashion ads to the increased diversity in campaigns to the inclusion of plus-size models in more magazines, we have a lot to be happy about. In honor of International Women’s Day, here’s a look at the five most uplifting fashion moments for women from the past year. ~ Huffington Post 

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. 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.  Discover the model’s best-kept beauty secrets here! ~ Modelinia