6 Model-Approved Handbags Perfect for Fall 2014

Luxe backpacks, exotic carryalls, modern minis: This season, it’s all about the statement accessory.  With fall in full swing, we’re taking a cue from fashion’s best-dressed models and investing in a bag that packs a punch.  From top-handle totes inspired by Miranda Kerr, to artful shoulder bags a la Poppy Delevingne, we’ve rounded up six of this season’s top model-approved styles to help get your handbag game on point.  Get the scoop on what the models are carrying this season (and where you can shop similar styles) in the slideshow below:

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The 10 Best-Kept Beauty Tricks the Models Learned Backstage at Fashion Week

 

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 backstage at New York Fashion Week to discover the best beauty advice they’ve ever received backstage at a show.  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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Suki Waterhouse Ditches Her Trademark Blonde Tresses for a New Brunette Look

This proves it: brunettes are having a moment!

Following a recent hike in flaxen haired beauties on the runway, it appears that the models are turning to the dark side (of haircolor that is) this season with shades of  dirty blonde, warm auburn and rich chocolate brown. We got a taste of the trend at New York Fashion Week where Sasha Luss debuted her new short, strawberry blonde chop, while one of fashion’s most notorious platinum blondes, Aline Weber, showed off her new golden brown dye job.  Now, Suki Waterhouse is here to affirm our ‘not-so’ blonde ambitions with a hair transformation of her own.
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Cara Delevingne Got Rid of Her Famous Brows for Givenchy

If ever there was a poster child for big, bold, ‘look at me’ eyebrows, it is without a doubt Cara Delevingne.  After all, we’re talking about the model who single-handily caused Tweezer sales to drop with her gorgeous brow game.  So imagine our surprise when the certified Queen of Big Brows sauntered down the runway over the weekend with not so much as a single brow hair adorning her perfectly symmetrical face.

Don’t worry, her iconic brows aren’t gone for good.  The leggy blonde was actually just one of many top models— Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Natasha Poly, Mariacarla Boscono and Kendall Jenner included— who allowed makeup artist extraordinaire, Pat McGrath, to heavily bleach their brows for Riccardo Tisci’s spring/summer ’15 Givenchy show on Sunday.  In addition to the shocking brow transformation, the models were also given some killer cat eye flicks done in a soft brown to better compliment their flawless skin tones.  Of course, when you’re Cara Delevingne and big brows are your claim to fame, it’s going to be hard to notice anything else in the realm of eye makeup.

That being said, Cara and co. pulled off the bizarre beauty trend with aplomb.  As it turns out, bleached brows go surprisingly well with intricate lace and embroidery, flouncy ruffles and seductive over-the-knee leather boots.  Still if we had to choose, we’re still Team #CarasBrows all the way!

Modelinia AM Reads: Fashion Week’s Top Models Share The Secrets to Their Runway-Ready Skin

Is John Galliano headed to Maison Martin Margiela?  Reports this morning suggest that the former Dior designer may already be in talks to create a couture line for the French-based brand, suggesting he has “already hired five or six staff members for his atelier in Paris.” ~ Vogue UK

And the bride wore…Oscar!  Amal Alamuddin wore a gown created by Oscar de la Renta to marry George Clooney on Giudecca Island, Venice on Saturday.  Today the couple made their union official as they legally wed in a civil ceremony in the Italian city where Alamuddin stunned in a chic cream and navy accented pant suit and matching wide-brimmed hat.  Congrats to the happy couple! ~ Telegraph

Julia Restoin Roitfeld is getting behind the lens, making her directorial debut with a fashion film for Stuart Weitzman as part of the footwear brand’s ongoing short-film series. Entitled “Rock Roll Ride,” the film features Poppy Delevingne and up-and-coming actress Dylan Penn driving sports cars, riding bicycles and generally lounging about in the Hamptons. Tres chic! ~ WWD

For his final ready-to-wear show, John Paul Gaultier paid tribute to his favorite fashion editors by casting lookalike models and dressing them in each of his beloved editor’s signature style.  From a flame haired Magdalena Jasek as US Vogue’s Grace Coddington to a flaxen Sigrid Agren dressed as Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, Gaultier’s finale was the ultimate homage to our favorite front row regulars. ~ Grazia UK

North West may be just a year old, but she’s already commanding what editors have spent entire careers working toward: A front row seat at Givenchy.  The celebrity offspring was seated next to her proud mama in a coordinating black Givenchy tulle dress and patent black leather shoes.  Like mother, like daughter! ~ Huffington Post

We recently caught up with some of our favorite models backstage at New York Fashion Week to get the scoop on their pre-runway skincare regimens and to learn just how they’re able to keep their skin looking SO good. Uncover the beauty secrets behind fashion’s most beautiful women including Lara StoneLily AldridgeCameron Russell and more here! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week!

Guess what model lovers? It’s almost the weekend (yay!), which means we’ve spent the past few days scouring the web in search of some of the BEST social media snaps from some of our favorite models, and this week most certainly didn’t disappoint!  We loved seeing Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls sharing some reciprocal selfie-love, featuring Balmain and Olivier Rousteing; Cara Delevingne having a serious Call Of Duty gaming session; and along with the rest of the model world – all we want to know is what Tyra Banks counting down to?! To see what some of your other favorite models have been up to, check out the slideshow for today’s Twitpics!


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The New “It” Jean That Has Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel Raving!

Vintage Levi’s have long been a classic, but (thanks to ’90s nostalgia?) they seem to be having a moment as of late, appearing on magazine covers and in fashion editorials galore.  Still, for all of their popularity among the fashion pack, there is a hole in the denim wardrobe that the boyfriend and skinny jean just can not fill.  We’re referring to good old-fashioned vintage jeans.  Despite the fact that models, editors and street style stars continue to sing their praises, quality vintage denim remains impossibly hard to find— requiring hours of scouring local vintage shops, flea markets, and eBay.  Or so was the case anyways before the industry got RE/DUN.

Founded by fashion entrepreneurs Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur (you may know him as Alessandra Ambrosio’s handsome fiance), RE/DUN is the new denim brand that’s set to change the way you shop (and wear) your vintage jeans.  Launched this summer, the brand sources vintage Levi’s and recuts them into two modern styles: relaxed straight and straight skinny.  The results are high waisted, slightly slouchy, and effortlessly cool—in ideal worn-in shades that, while inspired by the old, feel completely new.  Best of all, the styles are already popping up on the models— Alessandra and Candice Swanepoel (pictured above) included— giving you all the more reason to invest this season.

Not convinced that vintage denim is your thing yet? We caught up with Barron and Mazur to get the inside scoop of their growing brand and of course, to help convince you otherwise. See our interview with the denim gurus below!
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Look of the Week: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a Study in Contrasts

We won’t blame you if the streets distract you just a bit from what’s coming down the runways in Paris this week. It’s only fair, considering the models’ street-style presence is like a show unto itself. Case and point: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s pre-runway show attire.

The British supermodel put her own sexy spin on modern tuxedo dressing while making her way to Olivier Rousteing’s spring ’15 show on Thursday, pairing an Isabel Marant Lahore Satin-Trimmed Canvas Blazer with a toughened up Isabel Marant Fold-Over Leather Mini Skirt for edge.  In a study of contrasts, the catwalker further accented her look with a navy Balmain luggage tote and black suede Saint Laurent chain-strap ankle boots.  With her hair slicked back into a neat chignon, Rosie stuck the perfect balance between contemporary cool and old-school Parisian elegance.