Throwback Thursday: Miranda Kerr’s First Modeling Photos are Predictably Adorable!

As hard as our favorite supermodels work, there’s no denying the fact that part of what makes them so super is their incredible genetic selection.  Case and point: supermodel Miranda Kerr, whose recently resurfaced childhood photos are living proof that from the cradle to the covers, this Aussie babe has always been a natural-born stunner!

Today, we tip our hats to BuzzFeed for uncovering a series of old photos of the model from when she was first discovered—she won a modeling competition hosted by Dolly magazine that simultaneously skyrocketed her to modeling stardom— just in time for our weekly “Throwback Thursday” post.  At the time, Miranda told the magazine that that she was “totally excited” about the shoot, and described her mom as “my hero,” among other adorable teenage statements.  And yes, these snaps prove once and for all that some are just born with “it,” and Miranda is most definitely one of them.  Just look at that perfect smize!

See below for a selection of our favorite vintage photos of Miranda as a consummate ’90s teen queen—baby tees, spaghetti-strap tanks and all!

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Naomi Campbell to Fight Ebola With Fashion For Relief Runway Show

Naomi Campbell is ready to do her part for the Ebola crisis with the help of the fashion industry.  The supermodel’s Fashion For Relief foundation, which was founded back in 2005 to aid relief for Hurricane Katrina victims, will return this February with two fashion shows to help raise awareness and money for the fight against the life-threatening disease.  The organization’s efforts will kick off during New York Fashion Week and follow with a second show during London Fashion Week that same month.

Speaking to Page Six, Naomi, who has a home in Kenya and travels quite frequently, admitted that she’s “scared” about the outbreak and believes that “people don’t have a clear idea about what Ebola is.”

Naomi has previously created Fashion for Relief shows to benefit relief efforts in Haiti and Japan, with participants like Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn, Karolina Kurkova, Jane Fonda, and Beyonce, and supporters Diane von Furstenberg and Dolce & Gabbana.  While the show is still in its early planning stages, the supermodel revealed she has some big surprises in store for the charitable event, including a “surprise grand dame” and a possible Hollywood partnership.  More to come!

Modelinia AM Reads: Models and Their Favorite Post-Fashion Week Comfort Foods

Is Olivia Palermo set to launch a clothing line?  The fashion month staple and budding shoe designer stars in this week’s edition of The Edit, in which she admits she “would love to start my own fashion house.” ~ The Edit

Hudson Kroenig, Chanel’s tiniest runway star and the son of male model Brad Kroenig, has booked the latest Chanel Cruise campaign, his first for the brand. And oh my, is it cute! ~ Elle

You’ve done the Ice Bucket Challenge, now it’s time for the #WakeUpCall.  Sponsored by UNICEF, the new social media campaign is set to become the world’s next big fundraiser thanks to such early supporters as Naomi Campbell, Daisy Lowe and Tom Hiddleston. ~ Grazia UK

Diane Kruger has turned her hand to design for the first time this season, creating a handbag in collaboration with Jason Wu.  And, considering her impeccable sartorial prowess, it comes as no surprise to discover that the bag is utterly chic. ~ Harper’s Bazaar

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a major fashion blowout (the first of its kind) Wednesday night for an army of designers, industry insiders and publicists.  Needless to say, the fashion stars were out in full force for the FLOTUS. ~ WWD

Models, they’re just like us!  After a stressful fashion month we were excited to learn that the runway’s biggest stars will be joining us in some serious post-fashion week indulging.  From Big Macs to home-cooked Italian classics, here’s how the models like to treat themselves for a job well done. ~ Modelinia

Shop Her Style: How to Get Liu Wen’s Sleek Off-Duty Staples

Liu Wen isn’t just a bona fide supermodel and red carpet regular; she’s also a serious street-style star.  The Chinese stunner with the big friendly smile is a fan of the minimal, often shunning bold colors and over-the-top looks for clean monochrome ensembles anchored with great accessories. Throughout fashion week, she could be seen jetting between shows in polished flats paired with skinny jeans and a structured handbag or, our favorite, an oversized menswear blazer.  Her style is simple, effortless, and easily re-created with items that you may already own— not that that should stop you from shopping this season’s newest street style staples though.  Click through the slideshow below for some of our editor’s favorite Liu-inspired pieces that you’ll want to wear all season long.

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10 Models Reveal Their Dream Selfie Partners

Models, sometimes they’re just like us!  With seemingly everyone and their mother on Instagram these days, it appears that no one is immune to the art of the selfie.  And yet, while we wish for nothing more than to turn the camera on ourselves and a famous catwalker, these ladies dream of getting snap-happy with some other famous figures entirely.  Here, we’ve asked ten top models to share the one person (dead or alive) whom they’d most like to take a selfie with— and trust us, the answers are as varied and intriguing as the models themselves.  From music legends, to style icons and historical leaders, discover the models’ dream selfie partners in the slideshow below!

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Cindy Crawford Reveals the Secrets Behind Her Ageless Beauty (And the Answers May Surprise You!)


We’re not sure what it is about the ’90s supermodels, but those women simply do not age.  Especially Cindy Crawford!  The glamazon looks better than ever as the star of a sexy, Helmut Newton-inspired photo shoot for The Violet Files, in which she reveals everything we’ve ever wanted to know about aging, beauty and what it was really like back in the models’s ’90s heyday.

“The secret is that there is no secret,” she says when it comes to aging. “Do all the stuff we know: Don’t smoke, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, find what makes you happy.”

Of course, that’s not to say that the legendary cover girl doesn’t have a few beauty tricks up her sleeve.  ”I use SPF day cream every day, cleanser every day and night.,” says Cindy of her diligent skincare routine.  ”I definitely use the night cream, eye cream and the Crème de Serum from my line. What I think is true is that [results are] cumulative. When a 35-year-old starts taking care of her skin, she won’t look different. It’s when you’re my age that you start seeing the payoff.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: 15 Insanely Gorgeous Spring 2015 Hairstyles to Try Now!

Just one month after finishing their “On The Run” tour, Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly already back in the studio to work on a new, top secret album together. It’s also believed that the famous couple will accompany the new release with simultaneous videos and even a movie! ~ Page Six

Ridiculous but true? Reports suggest that the stylist hired by Kim Kardashian also acts as a personal tailor to produce North West’s mini-me outfits.  ~ Telegraph

Stop what you are doing— Diane Kruger has officially joined Instagram! The actress’s first Instagram post went live just a couple days ago and sees a shot of her receiving the French Order of the Arts and Letters. Not too shabby for a rookie! ~ Instagram

In keeping with H&M’s tradition of leaking tiny snippets of information about their designer collaborations at a time, the retailer posted a new campaign video to Instagram teasing us with yet another look at the Alexander Wang collection.  It’s all a bit trippy, but in a way that only makes us want to shop that much more! ~ WhoWhatWear

Tis’ the season for fantasy gift-giving! The 88th annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is back — get ready for limited-edition Maserati sedan, a trip to the Vanity Fair Academy Awards party and the chance to blend an exclusive fragrance in Paris with master perfumer Olivier Creed— the first beauty item offered as one of the catalogue’s signature fantasy gifts in 50 years! ~ WWD

From New York to Paris, fashion week’s leading hairstylists have been whipping up gorgeous, head-turning looks that are as suitable now as they are for the warmer months ahead.  Here, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite ’season-less’ hairstyles from the spring ‘15 shows for your fall beauty inspiration. ~ Modelinia



Score the Models’ Best-Kept Beauty Secret for Less Than $10

It’s no secret that models have excellent skin.  Whenever we see them, their complexions seem to be healthy and radiant – a far cry from how WE would look if we were under the constant pressure they are say, during fashion month.  And while some  of this healthy, radiant skin comes from help of professional makeup artists – it became abundantly clear during New York Fashion Week that there is one beauty product that ALL of the girls are using right now, and it’s readily available. Read the rest of this entry »