Style Sighting: Lily Aldridge Shows the Kings of Leon Some Love

In today’s supermodel style sighting, we turn our gaze upon the forever stunning, Lily Aldridge.  The Victoria’s Secret Angel made a stylish entrance at LAX Airport on Tuesday, sporting a pair of Étoile Isabel Marant printed boyfriend jeans and tan ankle booties with a grey top referencing her husband Caleb Followill’s band, Kings of Leon. The “Aha Shake” crewneck sweatshirt paid tribute to the band’s popular second album of the same name, making the look as sweet as it was casually chic!

When she’s not wearing one of her hubby’s rock tees these days, chances are you’ll find Lily in a piece from her newly launched second collection for Velvet by Graham & Spencer.  Inspired by her love of NYC street style, her California roots and her adopted hometown of Nashville, the supermodel set out to create a range of live-in tees, jersey-knit dresses and jackets that make dressing like one of our favorite bombshells easier than ever!.  And as always, you’ll find a personal touch with each of the collection’s pieces, as they’ve all been named after someone she loves (our favorite is the Behati crop top, named after one of our other favorite VS Angels, Behati Prinsloo).

The Lily Aldridge for Velvet collection retails for $60 to $190 and is available now at velvet-tees.com.  Get shopping!

On the Dot: The Retro Trend Gets a Modern Update for Spring ’14

In case you haven’t noticed, this season has seen the revival of just about every ’90s wardrobe staple known to man— crop tops and overalls included.  And, while polka-dots never technically left the scene, the playful pattern has returned to the spotlight once again, and this time it’s taking over everything from our summer dresses to our handbags and iPhone apps!

For Spring 2014, the plucky little pattern could be found in a vast range of sizes and colors.  At Burberry, the look was bold, like something out of a Liechtenstein painting, and offset with feminine lace, while Dolce & Gabbana kept things classic with flouncy printed day dresses.  On the streets, Poppy Delevingne married the girlish print with an oversized menswear coat and bright, colorful sandals, giving hope to those who are still weary of the print’s overt feminine charm.

As for accessories, nothing beats the dizzying array of decorative dots on our editor’s spotted picks above: the perforated Stella McCartney envelope clutch, Katie Grand Loves Hogan ladylike slingbacks and Le Specs (a brand favored by the Delevingne sisters) round-frame shades.  Though, if you ask us, the greatest thing about this season’s dot obsession is that it’s allowing us to not only wear our dots, but play with them too!  One of our favorite mobile games, the aesthetically chic Dots, is releasing a new challenger mode through Facebook this week, marking the perfect merger between fashion and technology.  When the Modelinia staff isn’t obsessing over the latest in supermodel activities, we’re playing this game and we can’t wait to see who gets the office high score. Game on!

Shop the story below:

Le Specs +Craig & Karl Houdini Round-Frame Sunglasses

 Stella McCartney Beckett Perforated Faux Leather Clutch

Katie Grand Loves Hogan Polka-Dot Canvas Slingbacks

Saint Laurent Open-Back Polka-Dot Mesh Top

Lulu & Co Polka-Dot Skirt

 

Lydia Hearst Scores a Terrifying New Role

While we love seeing Lydia Hearst battling it out on The Face every Wednesday night, we can’t help but to be all smiles at the thought of the supermodel coach gearing up for her next major film role in the upcoming movie, Condemned!

According to E! News, the model-turned-actress will star in the upcoming horror film, which takes place in “an abandoned building in New York City’s Lower East Side that houses squatters infected with a mystery disease that turns them into crazed killers.”  Lydia is said to be playing the role of ‘a degenerate junkie’ who makes it her mission to keep a group of ‘young rocker kids’ from escaping the building.  The all-American model joins fellow model/actress Dylan Penn (the daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright), who will star as the youngest kid caught in Lydia’s crossfire.

“The building residents succumb to an infection from their own waste and garbage, inciting a ‘battle royale’ where they all go berserk and try to kill one another,” says a press release from the film’s producers.

Production on the film is scheduled to start next month in New York, which means we still have a ways to go before catching Lydia on the big screen.  Good thing we always have The Face to look forward too!

Modelinia AM Reads: The New Model ‘It-Bag’ That’s Turning Heads This Spring

On Tuesday, L’Wren Scott was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Funeral Home with a small private gathering of her close friends and family.  ~ Grazia UK

After ten years of marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have officially called it quits. ~ E! Online

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West enjoyed a very stylish night out following Kim’s appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday— oh, and of course, Anna Wintour was there! ~ PopSugar

H&M has found itself in hot water after receiving complaints that one of its products— a controversial tank top featuring a skull inside a Star of David— was anti-Semitic.  ~ Vogue UK

And the award for the most expensive dress of the Fall 2014 season goes to…Marc Jacobs and his “Puffy Clouds Embroidery Dress” — now available by special order for a cool $28,000! ~ The Cut

Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel have inspired a new version of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 18th century comic opera, Platée, featuring cameo appearances by the fashion icons themselves — well, their doppelgängers anyways. ~ WWD

So in case you missed it, Wren’s business basically exploded after that first kiss video! ~ Refinery 29

Kiehl’s will introduce its first nail lacquer this summer, a glossy black that will benefit amfAR in the fight against AIDS.  Polish for a cause, what could be better? ~ WWD

In search of the next spring ‘it-bag’? Look no further than the bucket bag— the pail-shaped carryall that counts Miranda Kerr, Anja Rubik and Alessandra Ambrosio as fans! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week: Bar Refaeli, Izabel Goulart, Barbara Palvin

While Alyssa Miller, Lindsey Wixson and Jasmine Tookes snap selfies, Barbara Palvin shows us how she feels about interviews in this weeks Model Twitpics!

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The First Look at Irina Shayk’s Big Screen Debut

You’ve seen her in the pages of Vogue and CR Fashion Book, walking the runway for Givenchy  and on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, but something tells us you’ve never seen Irina Shayk quite like this!

Following in the multi-talented footsteps of such former model-turned-actresses as Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyDree Hemingway and Agyness Deyn, Irina makes her big screen debut in this summer’s second Hercules-themed blockbuster, this one simply titled Hercules, and today we have the first look at her thespian efforts.  Directed by Brett Ratner, the film follows the famous Greek demigod on his quest to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord at the request of the King of Thrace and his daughter.  Starring alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Hercules, Irina plays the part of the stunning Megara, Hercules’s first wife.  Though the Russian beauty appears for just a brief moment in the trailer (featured below), it’s enough to notice how absolutely stunning she looks on screen.  Seriously, Helen of Troy couldn’t hold a candle to this statuesque beauty!

Check out the trailer below for the first look at Irina in her big screen debut and catch Hercules in theaters on July 25, 2014!

Gisele and Tom Share the Look of Love in Costa Rica

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady may have just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, but by the looks of it, the honeymoon phase is still very much alive!  The supermodel and New England Patriot’s quarterback returned to the site of their 2009 nuptials last week when they jetted to Costa Rica together for some R&R.

Though the couple technically first married in a private ceremony in Santa Monica, California, on February 26, 2009, they did hold a larger ceremony in the Central American country on April 5, 2009. On their most recent trip, Gisele and Tom shared the look of love on the water’s edge, engaging in some serious PDA.  At one point, the New England Patriot’s quarterback even grabbed his wife’s famous booty while sharing a passionate kiss.
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Model Midriffs: New Ways to Wear This Season’s Model-Approved Crop Tops

Model midriffs are everywhere and we’re flexing our abdominals for the trend to try this season. While the models are no strangers to bearing a little skin, those of us without rock hard abs may balk at the idea of stepping out in public in a figure-flashing top. But thanks to another major trend of the year— midi-skirts— we’re pleased to note there is a way to crop your top and still look ladylike and demure. The proof is in the models’ style! Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio and Behati Prinsloo are just a few girls who have been seen in flawless tummy-bearing looks as of late, and believe it or not, you’re just as likely to pull these abbreviated numbers off!

Take Lily for example— the Victoria’s Secret Angel cuts a svelte figure in a coordinating Thakoon ensemble at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch party in New York City last month. And while her thigh-high slit may be a bold move us non-cover girls, by opting for luxe, structured fabrics, plus a high-waisted and below-the-knee silhouette, Lily kept her outfit 100 percent elegant and better yet, easy to adapt into our own spring wardrobe. Similarly, Alessandra nailed the ’90s trend by showing off just the right amount of skin in this long-sleeve top and matching cream pencil skirt by Calvin Klein on the set of EXTRA in Los Angeles earlier this month. Her look was simple, sophisticated and discounts any previous reservations we may have had about wearing white (especially in the form of a crop top) before Memorial Day. Lastly, we turn to Namibian beauty Behati Prinsloo for a our daily dose of crop top inspiration. The model showed off a fun, beaded version by Alaia at the Victoria’s Secret Swim 2014 Launch Party at the London Hotel last week. Pairing a boxy, button-up top with a feminine circle skirt proved a winning combo for the Angel, who is by all accounts the queen of crop tops!

Remember to keep it simple, keep it classy and above all else, crop tops ’till you drop!

Shop the trend of the season with the model-approved crop top selection below!


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