Hanne, Daisy, and Jourdan Get Graphic (Tees That Is)

While the thermometer in New York says the temperature is in the 90s today, it really feels like the thousands. So it’s days like today that we need more than a little inspiration when it comes to getting dressed and staying cool. Hence the need for great light pieces that are cute, fashion-forward, and decorative enough that the layers can be kept to a minimum. For these days, we like a good graphic tee—we like it even more when it’s on a model.

And following the street style of models is one of our calling cards, so we couldn’t help but notice that more than one model is walking the concrete runway in graphic T-shirts these days.

Hanne Gaby Odiele ran a few errands in this tank featuring shoes with some rather large buckles. We like her wearing an oversize tank as a dress instead of just a normal shirt.

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Daisy Lowe posed in a green and pink tee with the sleeves taken off and the side cinched to make the shirt more fitted. Hello, ’80s! The shirt totally fits her rock & roll style.

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For a sweeter version of the trend, we have Jourdan Dunn wearing one with the Eiffel Tower enclosed in a heart. She dresses the shirt up a little with her blazer-esque jacket and leather bag.

We were thinking of having a model’s face on our own, perhaps the wide-eyed Twiggy? We are, after all, a little obsessed with models. ~ Jane Adams

Mary Alice Is Crushing

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Mary Alice Stephenson has the dream job. Not only does she work with models on photo shoots, but she also preps them for red carpets and parties, and gets to hang out with the beauties and designers at parties throughout the year.

So it goes without saying that she harbors a crush or two, depending on the day.

A longtime crush is on Hilary Rhoda, who she regularly dresses, as well as Doutzen Kroes, who the stylist has worked with previously. But as of late, it’s all about Arlenis Sosa. “I love Arlenis, I think she’s fantastic!”

And just because she’s worked with these girls in the past certainly does not mean her love ended there. For Mary Alice, Doutzen is a prime example. “She’s such a big star, but I would love to take it to the next level with what she wears.”

Right now she’s also crushing on Amber Valletta. “I love and admire what Amber wears,” says Mary Alice. “I think most of the supermodels have been doing it for so long, but you would always love to work with the greats like Linda, and also, it’s so fun to work with people who know style, know the designers. With models you find that so much more than with stars. It’s not about how they want to look, it’s how they can look their best and letting go of your image of yourself so you can look the best.”

Match the Models to the Zoe Report

It’s only been two weeks and already our lives would be incomplete without the Zoe Report.

Just how did we live prior to our daily dose of Rachel Zoe fashion advice?

Regardless, that is a world we don’t have to live in, thankfully, as every day the stylist brings bits and pieces of advice straight to our in-box. But when we read her gems of brilliance, we think of the models who would be able to pull off her pics flawlessly.

For example: Those Giuseppe Zanotti knee-high zipper boots? Perfect for Anja Rubik. Or how about the Barton Perreira Starlet sunglasses? Iekeliene Stange would probably be obsessed as soon as she saw them. Plus, we already know that Noot Seear‘s a huge Raquel Allegra fan, so that match was quite obvious.

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Chanel and Her Prince Vacay

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While the city swelters in the heat, many models have escaped the concrete jungle for vacation in preparation of the Fashion Week mania that is September.

Already we gave you the dish about where models were heading for their big trips, but there’s another girl to add to the list.

Chanel Iman recently took off to L.A., but her real vacation turned out to be a trip to the Bahamas with her adorable boyfriend. We especially love the new Disney movie reference, The Princess and the Frog, in her second picture. Have fun, Chanel!

Modelinia Morning Reads

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On Modelinia:

Learn about Brooklyn Decker and Natalie Chanin’s collaboration for Alabama Chanin ~ Modelinia

Head to South America with model turned photographer Gigi Stoll ~ Modelinia

Learn all about the romantic city of Paris from Veronica Webb ~ Modelinia

Off Modelinia:

Sass & Bide to return to London Fashion Week ~ Fashionista

Prepare your wardrobe: Skinny jeans evolve to jeggings and beyond ~ The Cut

Do you have what it takes to be the next It girl? Take this quiz to find out ~ Pipeline

New York is now home to double Deyns ~ Grazia

Vogue Paris Loves Lara

Carine Roitfeld’s Lara Stone obsession continues. The editor of Vogue Paris chose to feature the stunning model in a prominent position on the cover of the September issue, eschewing her blonde locks for a darker, more romantic look, snapped by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

And she’s not the only beauty in the issue. In addition to Lara’s cover and editorial, titled “Gloria,” Natasha Poly stars in “BB,” Sasha Pivovarova poses for “Put on a Happy Face,” Anna Selezneva is featured in “Diane K,” and Raquel Zimmermann is in “Blondie”—which is quite appropriate given her new hair color.

Into the Dreams of Erin

Erin Fetherston has all of these little tricks up her dainty sleeves. Those LU biscuits kept us from starving during Fashion Week, she won the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award in 2007, and she brought her fantasy designs to Target for the masses ensuring that she became a very, very well-known name.

Now she’s moved into film, and brought along a bevy of models as well! In her new film, called Birds of a Fether, she plays the Pied Piper, drawing in her model gaggle, including Daria Strokous, Kelsey Close, Rudi Ovchinnikova, Sacha Blue, and Karina G. The film was directed by Marisa Crawford and is exactly what you’d expect an Erin dream to be: girly, precious, and adorable.

And in very Erin style, everything is sparkly, from her shoes to the trumpet she finds. It’s like a mini fashion show as the girls follow Erin down the streets of New York City in finale form, showing off those massive bubble skirts and little hats.

The Talents of Noot

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Basically we can’t get enough of Noot Seear. Add her beyond-amazing wardrobe to the fact that she plays chess in Washington Square Park, mix in her new role in the Twilight films, giving us a guilt-free reason to be fans, and we’re pretty much thinking she’s one of those cool girls we always wanted to be in high school.

And chess isn’t her only talent. In explaining her name change from Renata to Noot, she admits that it stemmed from a nursery rhyme her mother used to sing. And yes, she proceeds to sing it. Well, in fact!

Sadly it seems the model turned actress is leaving NYC for L.A. to follow her dream of film roles. Cali, prepare to be Noot-ified.