Modelinia AM Reads: Thinking of Going Short, Read This First…

The Royal Family has bestowed a new family portrait upon its loyal subjects and yes, it’s every bit as adorable as you imagined! ~ The Cut

The polls are in and it looks like congratulations are in order for Freja Beha Erichsen — the champion of Style.com’s first-ever model walk-off! ~ Style.com

What is J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons not proud of?  We’ll give you a hint, it involves Lena Dunham! ~ Vogue UK

The long-awaited second issue of Porter magazine won’t hit the shelves until Friday, but you can catch a first look at Lady Gaga’s lovely new cover here: ~ Instagram

Just in time for festival season, House of Harlow has launched its first full ready-to-wear collection featuring laid-back, slouchy pants and plenty of Coachella-ready print tanks! ~ Fashionista

To cut, or not to cut? Before you make your next salon appointment, allow supermodel hairstylist Dominick Pucciarello to give you the low down on what you need to know about going short. ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week: Chrissy Teigen, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum

Chrissy Teigen asks for help while Hilary Rhoda, Bar Refaeli and Alyssa Miller soak up the sun!

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Lily Aldridge and Taylor Swift Take Soho in Style!

Lily Aldridge and Taylor Swift are quite the busy beauties these days—  with Lily celebrating the launch of her second Velvet tees collection and Taylor exploring the west coast with fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss— but that hasn’t kept the two besties from squeezing in a little girl time!

Despite their hectic lifestyles, Lily and Taylor managed to set aside some time on Friday for a lunch date in New York’s SoHo area.  The two stood in sharp contrast to on another with Taylor sporting a spring-ready green pea coat and blue and white polka dot mini-dress, and Lily looking every bit the rocker’s wife in black skinny jeans, a sharp black menswear-inspired blazer, black knee-high boots and classic Ray-Bans.

While the 28-year-old supermodel and 24-year-old singer famously took to the runway together at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, last November, the two have actually been close friends for quite some time.  Speaking to Us Weekly after the show Lily couldn’t help gushing about her famous gal pal saying, “We had a little moment at the end of her song Trouble, where we walked in front of the stage together. Taylor is one of my best friends, so we had so much fun together.”

Since strutting her stuff on the runway, Taylor has added quite a few supermodel to her ever-growing group of friends, namely Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne, both of whom have routinely appeared on her Instagram.  What can we say except, like Rihanna, the models just can’t get enough of T-Swift!

 

Look of the Week: Miranda Kerr’s Seasonally Perfect Mix

Though spring has technically sprung (not that you could tell by the weather in New York as of late), today’s Look of the Week pick still provides plenty of inspiration for trans-seasonal styling.

Stepping out in a chilly New York City this week, Miranda Kerr proved herself to be a layering pro in a seasonally perfect mix of springy prints and winter-appropriate wool.  The supermodel showed off styling prowess in a cheery Dolce & Gabbana floral print dress layered under a fall 2014 Escada coat that had been draped ever so chicly over her shoulders.  Of course, her accessories were equally as swoon-worthy— we’re talking printed Christian Louboutin pumps and a classic black Hermès Birkin bag.

Heading into the weekend, we’re inspired to try her edgier take on spring style by dressing up a blooming sheath that works well for both day and night— regardless of the temperature outside.

Elle Macpherson Reveals the Secret to Her Ageless Beauty!

 

She has legs for days, beautiful glowing skin, and a figure that rivals those of most 20-somethings, and yet, believe it or not, supermodel Elle Macpherson is turning 50 this weekend!

Now, we could credit her ability to avoid all signs of aging as mere genetic luck, but as the Australian supermodel reveals today, her beauty regime is just a bit more involved than that. ”Feeling good on the inside is more important to me now…looking good follows. My secret? Love, laughter…and my super greens.”

That’s right— Like fellow supermodels Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Elle swears by the power of all things green.  In fact, so convinced is she by their potency that she’s ventured into the business herself with the introduction of her own Super Green Elixir!
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Party Pics: Karlie Fetes J.Crew, Jourdan Parties With Drake and More!

Temperatures on the East Coast may have dropped to a record low this week, but in terms of style, we’re reporting a high on all fronts!  On Wednesday night in New York, Karlie Kloss joined J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons and filmmaker Casey Neistat to celebrate the release of his new short video, Travel With Style—  an original video showcasing the new travel suit for J.Crew’s Ludlow collection.  Across town, runway favorite Daiane Conterato stood out in a colorful, mix-match floral ensemble at Barney’s dinner in honor of Dries Van Noten, while Inès de la Fressange played host to Leandra Medine and Hannah Bronfman at the launch of Roger Vivier’s Spring 2014 collection.  Across the pond, Jourdan Dunn was busy partying until the early morning hours at DSTRKT nightclub, where Drake held an exclusive after party following his performance at the O2 Arena that night.

On Thursday night, things proved equally as entertaining both on and off the red carpet.  At the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York, top models Dree Hemingway and Karen Elson joined Jude Law and Lena Dunham for the screening of “Dom Hemingway” presented by the Cinema Society and Links of London.  Meanwhile, at the Electric Room, Beach Bunny model Melissa Bolona was all smiles as she celebrated the launch of Barton Perreira‘s 2014 campaign including a special live performance by singer/songwriter Cari Rae.

Scroll through the slideshow below for a look at where the models have been out partying this week:


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Modelinia AM Reads: A Look Back at The Models’ Very First Tweets!

Make room on your DVR, because Diane von Furstenberg is coming to the small screen! The designer is set to launch a new reality show on E! and this one promises to be a must-see! ~ Vanity Fair

After Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue passed, the Hudson Yards mall may have finally found its anchor: Neiman Marcus!  The department store is said to be negotiating a deal with the project’s developers for its first NYC outpost. ~ New York Post

The house of Versace has had a monster year, experiencing double digit growth with profits raising 27.6 per cent during the past 12 months.  Could this be part of the Lady Gaga effect? ~ Grazia UK

Speaking of Gaga—  in addition to appearing on the cover of Porter magazine’s upcoming spring/summer 2014 issue, the pop star is inviting fans to share photos of themselves wearing some of her famous headgear using the magazine’s newly updated #IAMPORTER app. ~ Fashionista

Ahead of the New York premiere of “Noah,” actress Emma Watson took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse inside her makeup bag. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be surprised by what you find inside! ~ Twitter

In a promotional video for this year’s SCADstyle conference,Alexander Wang revealed the inspiration behind the pragmatic, pocket-heavy accessories in his fall collection. As it turns out, boots with lighter cases and bags with retractable key rings are intended to help you keep track of your stuff while drinking. ~ The Cut

Can you believe Twitter turns eight this month?  In honor of the milestone birthday, we’ve used the new Discover.twitter.com to look back at the models’ very first tweets to see just how far they’ve come over the years. Check them out here: ~ Modelinia

 

 

 

 

A Spring ’14 Bag for Every Style Profile

 

With spring in full bloom, it’s time to not only start thinking about renewing your wardrobe and changing your hairstyle, but also switching up your handbag!  Now is the time to store those moody winter totes in the back of your closet and turn to the freshness of an updated carryall to match your spring style.  Whether you’re looking for a tote that aligns with your personality, or just happens to catch your eye, designers have gone the extra mile to bring you an extensive selection of model-approved handbags that promise to put a spring in your step! Fancy yourself a Modern Sophisticate like Karlie Kloss?  Try a structured animal print top-handle bag like this one by Tory Burch.  More of a Modern Boho like Alessandra Ambrosio?  Opt for a neutral cross-body bag for effortless carrying this festival season.  As for you Rule Breakers, take a note from ‘it-girl’ Cara Delevingne and sling a luxe printed backpack over your shoulder— this one by Jérôme Dreyfuss is the perfect mix of athletic streetwear and modern cool.   Finally, for those of you who fall under the category of Contemporary Chic, make Miranda Kerr‘s perfectly paired spring ensemble your inspiration and invest in a timeless black tote that can transition from winter to spring and back again.  Can’t afford a Birkin just yet?  Neither can we— luckily this version by H&M is not only sleek and stylish, but affordable too!

Happy shopping!