Modelinia Morning Reads

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On Modelinia:

Want more “Spiked Heel”? ~ Modelinia

May Andersen talks about Chicks with Guns ~ Modelinia

Isabeli Fontana can scream! ~ Modelinia

Off Modelinia:

A must-have coffee-table book from Ruffian ~ WWD

How Jason Wu’s family learned just what he does for a living ~ New York magazine

Cathy Horyn gets in trouble…shopping? ~ New York Times

When working out turns into exercising with Gwyneth Paltrow ~ W

Modelinia’s Baby Shower for Heidi

Ever since Seal officially announced that he and Heidi Klum are expecting a new member of the family, we’ve been thinking about possible baby presents. Just what do you get a newborn whose mother is a supermodel? Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

  • Heidi’s brood is always on the go, so she’ll need the perfect stroller that’s travel-friendly. Our suggestion is the Orbit Infant System and Travel Bag, which transforms from stroller to condensed suitcase quickly. $900 for the stroller, $190 for the travel bag, Orbit Baby
  • A pair of baby Angel wings because, if their previous children are any indication, the new baby will be stunning. And if it’s a girl, well, all the more chances she’ll take after her Victoria’s Secret mommy on the catwalk. $66, Dream Angels
  • A Hushamo, because stand-still cribs are just so bland and this really provides the perfect sleeping conditions for babies as it keeps them stable, helps with colic, and cushions the baby’s head. $379, Hushamok
  • The child of a singer needs to appreciate the classics. Teach them while they’re young with these rock star onesies. $19.25, Punk Baby Clothes
  • A Beaba Babycook to make sure healthy eating is in place from the beginning. The machine steams, blends, warms, and defrosts, plus it’s super tiny so it won’t take up too much space on the kitchen counter. $149.95, Williams-Sonoma

  • Why not dress supermodel offspring in clothes designed by another supermodel? Liya Kebede’s children’s line, Lemlem, is the perfect combination of comfort and style. $150, J.Crew
  • Modelinia knows that Heidi likes rock & roll designs and is a huge fan of Thomas Wylde, so how about this handbag to use as a diaper bag instead? $1,955, eLuxury
  • And finally, a must-have baby gift from Tiffany’s: the iconic baby rattle.$255, Tiffany’s

A Cover That’s Delish

This is probably the most adorable cake you’ll ever see.

Anna Jagodzinska celebrated her picture of Vogue with a sweet version of the cover, transposing it onto a dessert. It’s almost a shame to cut into it and ruin the gorgeousness, but gracing that cover is so worth the celebration!

No Such Thing as Excess

For us, there’s no such thing as too many fashion shoots when it comes to the modeling industry. So when we found out that Malgosia Bela would span 114 pages in the Spring/Summer ’09 issue of Self Service, we were through the roof. Her editorial was shot by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Camilla Nickerson, and seriously ranges over those 100-plus pages. Not to mention there’s also the amazing double cover of Raquel Zimmermann; the inside editorial featuring Raquel, Eniko Mihalik, Lara Stone, and Dree Hemingway titled “39 Looks,” which spans 66 pages; and Aline Weber’s spread called “The Obsessions.”

Also, just a side note: Eniko’s in that Louis Vuitton outfit that’s already made four covers. Must-have outfit?

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A Runway Walk for Charity

Coco Rocha is branching out and walking down a different runway—one that doesn’t involve a huge designer or major fashion capital. It was her cousin who inspired her to become involved in a fund-raising event to support the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride. “My little cousin Erika was really involved in the ride last year. Her best friend had cancer and that’s how she got involved in the first place. She really inspired me,” Coco said. “She has put so much into this cause that I wanted to do what I could to help her out.” Coco will strut the catwalk at the Roxx Nite Club on May 31 in Ontario, Canada. Tickets are on sale for $25, and all of the proceeds go to the 7,000 kilometer Canadian bike ride from Vancouver to Halifax to raise funds for children with cancer. Coco will also bring 20 other supermodels to the project, but hasn’t said just which of her friends will be joining her. “Everyone is stopping everything else to do this” she said. “I don’t think anyone expected this to get this big.” Can we expect to see a few video montages with Behati Prinsloo appear on the model’s blog?

Modelinia Morning Reads

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On Modelinia:

How eco became cool ~ Modelinia

Know your water bottles and their green factor ~ Modelinia

Travel to the Lower East Side with Taylor Warren ~ Modelinia

Off Modelinia:

A religious trend to get behind ~ Style File

Charlotte Ronson’s hot nails ~ W

A good reason to go to Port Authority ~ WWD

A New Addition for Heidi and Seal!

Modelinia is thrilled to report that Heidi Klum is pregnant! Seal announced the big news Thursday night, while on stage at Radio City Music Hall. “Heidi and I have another baby,” he said to the crowd. “Well, I say ‘Heidi and I,’ but she’s actually having it, not me. I was there, obviously!” Meanwhile, Heidi and their children sat in the sixth row enjoying the incredible show. We’re so excited for them and cannot wait to see the newest addition to their adorable family!

A Fool’s Welcome to Spring

There are some nights that simply call for a beautiful dress and a dinner party. That was Wednesday night, as New Yorker’s for Children celebrated their sixth-annual event, A Fool’s Fete, drawing in fashion insiders, a few of the Hollywood crowd, and many models. Hilary Rhoda (in Rachel Roy) and Hana Soukupova were brilliant in bright yellow, while Arlenis Sosa, Maggie Rizer (in Emanuel Ungaro), and Selita Ebanks (in Balenciaga) went for pink hues. Eugenia Silva was sparkly in Armani, Poppy Delevigne looked like a flapper from the ’20s in Alberta Ferretti, and Coco Rocha was twinsies with Zac Posen. The evening started out with dinner at the Mandarin Oriental where the tables were decorated with daffodils, but it quickly turned to dancing and celebration.

Event chair Joy Bryant has been beyond involved in the organization as she not only spoke at a panel, but also gave two girls the chance to follow their dream of acting by sending them to acting school for a summer. “They had an amazing time,” she said. “So we are hoping to do that every year, to give the kids a chance to experience it.”

Fellow model Hilary cochaired the event as well, and it’s the perfect fit as she used to take time out of her busy high school schedule to donate time to community service. “I did this thing called KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), which is helping kids with autism exercise,” she said. “I just have a background with helping a lot of kids, and I love kids.” But she also had a bit of advice for those models without a cause yet: “I think it has to come from something that you love doing, otherwise you wouldn’t enjoy it. That’s what I’ve been trying to do is figure out what my niche is.”

And as a product of a foster home situation, Maggie couldn’t wait to spend her evening with the kids saying, “I’m going to give them the biggest hugs and kisses. This program and some of the other programs here in New York just helps children who are less fortunate realize that things are possible.”