Modelinia AM Reads: How to Look Like a Model This New York Fashion Week

Saturday Night Live celebrated forty years on television last night with a star-studded, three-and-a-half-hour tribute featuring well, just about every major Hollywood star that you can think of.  Montages, musical guests, and endless surprise cameos were in store for fans of the late-night sketch comedy show. Here, relieve 13 of the anniversary special’s best moments — From Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s opening act to Eddie Murphy’s long-await return. ~ Vogue

Last month, H&M announced that it would be teaming up with California’s premiere music festival, Coachella, on a  line of clothing inspired by the festival’s niche fashion aesthetic, and today we have the first look.  Modeled by up-and-comer Aya Jones, the line includes plenty of denim cut-offs, fringe-adorned crop-tops and printed robes. ~ WWD

If you’ve been following the New York Fashion Week coverage on Twitter, you’ve likely spotted some of your favorite insiders using the hashtag #fashionflock throughout the week.  Come to find out, it’s hashtag is actually part of a new collaboration between Twitter and Mophie, who have teamed up with 50 influencers to share their experiences as part of an exclusive group.  Members of the program were also provided with the first customized juice pack cases for the iPhone 6, which, naturally, can now be purchased by using Twitter’s new “Buy Now” feature. ~ Fashionista

We’re nearly halfway through New York Fashion Week and though many artistic hairstyles have been unveiled backstage (at Tracy Reese, Cushnie et Ochs, and Mara Hoffman, to name a few), we couldn’t help but notice another low-key hair trend (or rather, anti-trend) taking center stage: welcome “naked” hair. Described as slightly disheveled, textured, with just the tiniest hint of wave, naked hair is the hair equivalent to makeup’s “I woke up like this” trend. ~ WhoWhatWear

Whether you fancy yourself a Cara or a Kendall, we’ve studied the models’ fashion week street style long enough to know that their signature off-duty looks are all built around a few key pieces, which makes mastering their style a surprisingly easy task. Here, we’ve broken down the models’ best look to help you  master the model off-duty look we all love and crave. ~ Modelinia


Top 5 Things to Know About NYFW Day 4

Between the fashion, beauty looks, models and front row celebs, there’s a lot to take note of on the New York Fashion Week runway — and we mean a lot. Needless to say, it’s easy for a piece or two to get lost in the shuffle, let alone entire shows. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s a trend you’ll be wearing all spring long, a notable model, or just a show highlight, these are the must-know moments from today’s runways. 

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#NYFW Twitpics Day 4!

The temperatures in New York City may be dropping, but New York Fashion Week doesn’t seem to be affected.  From Behati Prinsloo and Cameron Russell making light of the freezing temperatures (and dusting of snow!) to Toni Garrn and Cheyenne Tozzi doing their part to give back to the community – see how some of your favorite models spent day 4 of NYFW in the slideshow below!

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Get the Beauty Look: Alexander Wang Goes Goth!

Alexander Wang has gone goth. Or, should we say, his models have!  After creating a completely black collection partially inspired by rock-and-roll legends (interestingly enough, Wang said that his customers always want black – so black he gave them!), we suppose there’s not much of a choice for beauty than the goth route. Read the rest of this entry »

Model Confidential: Lais Ribeiro’s 10 Minute Beauty Routine

It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without Model Confidentials! All week long, we’ll be making the rounds backstage at some of New York’s most talked-about shows, catching up with a number of our favorite catwalkers. Check back every day for exclusive model interviews in which we’ll be asking the girls about their beauty secrets, fashion must-haves, social media tips and MORE!

Today’s Model Confidential is with Brazilian bombshell Lais Ribeiro.  We sat down with Lais while she was preparing to walk in Cushnie et Ochs show, and found out about her internet browsing habits, her 10 minute beauty routine and MORE! Read the rest of this entry »

LIVE Updates from New York Fashion Week: Day 4

It’s that time of the year again— and there’s so much more to keep an eye on than just the shows! From backstage photos and beauty tutorials to street style sightings and candid Instagram moments, we’re bringing you everything you need to know from New York Fashion Week as it happens! Check back her throughout the day for the Modelinia editors’ live NYFW journal featuring all of the best model snippets from the day. And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more can’t miss moments and sightings!

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Party Pics: Inside the Alexander Wang After Party, Galore’s Love Ball and More

One doesn’t need a strict guest list to throw a memorable New York Fashion Week party— a fact LOVE magazine’s Katie Grand proved to be true on Saturday night.  With nearly 500 (and counting) onlookers gathered outside Marc Jacobs’ BookMarc store location, Grand hosted a rare ‘open to the public’ NYFW event that saw bombshells Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski signing copies of the glossy’s latest issue.  Together, the models-of-the-moment greeted and posed for selfies with their fans, many of whom suffered through the arctic chill outside just to catch a peek of the cover girls.

Meanwhile, at Lincoln Center, supermodel Naomi Campbell rounded up her own group of fashionable “It-girls” for the latest edition of her Fashion For Relief runway show benefitting the Ebola Survival Fund.  The charity show was a star-studded event to say the least. Justin Bieber, Rosario Dawson and Mary J. Blige were just a few of the stars holding court in the audience, while top models Jessica Hart, Cameron Russell, Shanina Shaik, Toni Garrn, Blanca Padilla and Kelly Gale among others, took to the runway.

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Modelinia AM Reads: 6 Models to Follow On Snapchat This NYFW

As if Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady aren’t already the cutest couple to ever walk the planet, the 37-year-old Super Bowl champion celebrated Valentine’s Day on Saturday by sharing an adorable snap of the couple caught a moment of PDA.  Our hearts melt! ~ Just Jared

Speaking of Valentine’s Day celebrations, on Saturday Moncler honored the holiday with a impressive fashion extravaganza fit for cupid himself.  The massive heart-shaped runway was dotted with couples dressed in retro-ski gear and parkas.  To top it off, they all shared a finale kiss as Jackie Deshannons “What The World Needs Now Is Love” played on. ~ Vogue

Alexander Wang’s front row was a meeting of style stars (or should we say little style stars), as North West sat next to the designer’s resident tiny tot – his niece Aila Wang. North and Aila both wore custom Alexander Wang outfits, inspired by the all-black fall 2015 collection which hit the runway. Forget OshKosh B’Gosh overalls, the street style toddlers wore chunky combat boots and reflective jackets and we’re totally jealous. ~ Grazia UK 

Swiss watch brand Hublot has added another shiny star to its portfolio of high-wattage ambassadors. Amid a snow flurry, supermodel Bar Refaeli was unveiled as the LVMH-owned firm’s first female spokesperson on Thursday.  The outdoor event also marked the official groundbreaking for the firm’s forthcoming 743 Fifth Avenue store — which will be its second in New York and its largest retail outlet in the world. ~ WWD

Gorgeous coats and must-have thigh-high boots weren’t the only must-have items to come out of Joseph Altuzarra’s fall 2015 runway show on Saturday.  In the latest extension of his brand, the designer used Saturday’s highly-anticipated show to launch his first handbag collection, dubbed “Notch.” The bags, in black, orange and brown leather, as well as navy and burgundy crocodile, came in two styles: a large hobo with a short handle and a smaller, saddle-shaped shoulder bag, which brought to mind Chloe’s popular “Marcie” bag. ~ Fashionista

New York Fashion Week is in full effect, and while Instagram and Twitter are undoubtedly the social media stars, this year we’re excited to see a more in-depth behind-the-scenes coverage than we have in years past thanks to everyone’s favorite disappearing video and photo app, Snapchat. Here, we’ve rounded up a list of confirmed model Snapchat accounts to be following, and don’t forget to follow Modelinia as well! ~ Modelinia