The Boys and the Ladies Who Love Them

The goodies just keep coming with the new issue of Vogue. We love nothing more than a look into models’ lives outside of the industry, so we’re huge fans of this spread. It’s all about the men behind the gorgeous ladies in “Meet the Boyfriends.” After seeing their girlfriends in magazines, Now the boys get their turn in front of the camera, as the pairs posed for Patrick Demarchelier and gave up a few details about their lives together. 

  • Doutzen Kroes and her boyfriend Greg Andrews, a.k.a. DJ Ruckus, met at a Vogue party and had their first date at Nobu. 

  • Julia Stegner nicknamed her boyfriend Steven Pan “Schatzi,” which means “honey” in German. Did you know he’s Steven Meisel’s first assistant? 

  • Chanel Iman and boyfriend Tyga cannot go shopping together because it would be an all day experience, but he does buy her gifts: He bought Chanel her first Balenciaga bag.

  • Caroline Trentini plays basketball with her boyfriend, Victor Demarchelier, and is currently teaching him Portuguese. You can guess how they met.

  • Arlenis Sosa gets to see her boyfriend Rene Rodriguez even when she’s working, as he’s a model too. She has a picture on her BlackBerry of the duo backstage at Oscar de le Renta.      

  • Anna Jagodzinska and her boyfriend Duncan Winecoff travel all over, having just returned from a safari experience of tents and tree houses in Tanzania. 

Big Apple Dreams

Everyone has their own coming-to-New York story, but some are more fabulous than others. For this week’s cover story, New York magazine rounded up iconic city dwellers from Rufus Wainwright to James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal to Jann Wenner to talk about their experiences of picking up and moving to the Big Apple. And of course, there are a few models in the mix, including Agyness Deyn, Naomi Campbell, and Lauren Hutton. Agyness shares how she found Trash and Vaudeville, making it her hangout spot, while Naomi discusses her loft on Centre Street with roommate Christy Turlington, and Lauren tells the magazine she really only came to New York as a stopover on her way to Africa, but ended up crying in a phone booth and telling her cab driver to take her to Tiffany’s.

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Models of the Moment

The wait is finally over! It has been like the Olympics for model fans and fashion enthusiasts, as countless journalists and bloggers have created brackets and placed their bets on the possible cover girls, debating who would win the honor. 

But at long last the anticipation is over, as the “Faces of the Moment” for the May 2009 cover of Vogue, shot by Steven Meisel are now official: Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly

But the model obsession doesn’t stop there. Inside are countless pages that include iconic faces, making this issue a must-have for collectors.

Modelinia Morning Reads

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On Modelinia:

Valentino and his beauties ~ Modelinia

Learn how Elettra Wiedemann focuses on sustainable fashion ~ Modelinia

Hear Elise Crombez roar ~ Modelinia

Off Modelinia:

A few faves from the Twitter-obsessed in fashion ~ WWD

What editors at Elle cannot do without ~ Elle

Fashion inspiration from the ‘80s, and just where Agyness Deyn found her style ~ Glamour

Modelinia Quiz

Modelinia hopes you have a wonderful Easter, Passover, or amazing spring weekend! For your enjoyment, here’s a little quiz to keep you busy. Can you name all of the fashion insiders in this picture? You’ll recognize the illustration from Camilla Morton’s “How to Survive Fashion Week” series, but were you paying close enough attention? If you want to cheat, the full illustration is after the jump. Answers will be posted on Monday!

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A Feline Friend for Behati

There’s a new model pet in the world. Behati Prinsloo recently acquired her hairless cat and named him Gollum. It’s pretty safe to say she’s a fan of Lord of the Rings because her new furless feline is quite the lookalike. Unfortunately for Behati, her boyfriend Jamie isn’t the biggest fan, as she wrote to Coco Rocha, “I just got an amazing hairless cat and his name is Gollum. He just pooped and it’s all over his tail. Jamie almost puked. hahaha!!!” Hopefully Jamie will warm up to him soon and we’ll see the little guy around Fashion Week.

Musing on the Vogue Cover…

It’s only a matter of days at this point until Vogue’s May 2009 issue is released. With the Met’s upcoming annual Costume Institute Gala titled “The Model as Muse,” it’s safe to say the cover and inside editorials will be filled with countless supermodels. So basically we’re thrilled.

Not a lot is known at this point other than rumors that it will be a Steven Meisel cover of his favorite models, but Jezebel named their top candidates: Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli FontanaNatalia Vodianova, Liya Kebede, Natasha Poly, Jourdan Dunn, Anna Jagodzinska, Lara Stone, Karlie Kloss, and Arlenis Sosa, who is a predictable choice, considering Anna told Oscar de la Renta to take her to a previous gala right after meeting her. But then, Kate Moss is a cochair, so it would make sense if she was on the cover. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Caroline either, as she’s a huge favorite of Anna Wintour’s and can be seen jumping in editorials for the magazine all the time.  She confirmed her appearance in an interview she gave during São Paulo Fashion Week, saying the issue would include nine girls, and outed Raquel and Isabeli as two others. If you’re counting, that’s 12, so we’ll just have to wait to find out. 

Rock Star Models

Models and rock stars create some amazing pairs. Iman and David Bowie, Heidi Klum and Seal, Karen Elson and Jack White. But then there are the models who have musical talents all on their own. Agyness Deyn is a DJ, Lissy Trullie just put out her first EP, and Irina Lazareanu can sing her heart out, just to name a few.

Alice Dellal is joining that list now too, as she’s working with friend Laura Fraser on their brand new band, Thrush Metal. (Funny coincidence-she was just on the cover of the #15 issue of Metal magazine.) The name is still in talks, but the pair have been working on their songwriting and practicing on weekends. She’s already got the style, hairdo, and an amazing group of friends and followers taken care of, but will she be performing onstage next Fashion Week like Lissy did for 3.1 Phillip Lim and Irina did for Chanel?