Modelinia AM Reads: 5 Model-Approved Sunglasses for Sexy Selfies This Spring

Ok, so Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are totally dating!  The music match were snapped enjoying the HAIM concert from a private area at The Troubador in West Hollywood on Thursday.  Harris was photographed wrapping his arms around Swift’s waist, and at one point, the pop singer was seen sitting in the EDM producer’s lap! After the concert ended, the lovebirds once again held hands before driving off in the same car. Neither Swift nor Harris has commented on the status of their relationship, but the new pictures speak volumes. ~ E! Online 

Filming for Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2 is underway, and the movie’s cast just keeps getting bigger (we really hope those Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne rumors prove true)! he best and newest addition? Apparently it’s Kristen Wiig, not that you would be able to tell. The actress was spotted on the Rome set on Thursday sporting  a crazy updo, ridiculously plumped lips and an outrageous patterned outfit. No word yet on what character she’ll be playing, but by the looks of it, it’s going to be good! ~ Elle

Are social media pets the next big thing in fashion campaigns? More and more, brands looking for a boost are turning to four-legged talent and, apparently, man’s best friend is good at connecting with consumers online.  So much so, that blogger directory Fohr Card is now rolling out “Fur Card” the first service designed to help brands work with the most influential animals on social media. Where does your pet rank? ~WWD

Sia’s music video for “Big Girls Cry” was released on Thursday, and it’s nothing short of mesmerizing. The artist’s mini-me Maddie Ziegler, who wore the same nude leotard and blonde wig in Sia’s “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” videos, continues to impress with some rather intense interpretive choreography featuring solely her face and hands. ~ YouTube

It might seem like it’s been around forever, but Reformation is actually relatively young in the grander scheme of companies. And until now, the wildly successful brand has been largely self-funded.  All of that is about to change however, as the eco-friendly company has raised $12 million in funding thanks to Theory’s Andrew Rosen, editor and street style star Miroslava Duma, and model-turned-entrepreneur Karlie Kloss. ~ Fashionista

Aside from the occasional face mask, there appears to be nothing the models love incorporating into their selfies these days more than a pair of sleek sunnies.  Looking to expand upon our own sunglass collection this season (truthfully, our Wayfayers are beginning to feel a bit stale), we turned to Instagram and rounded up five of our favorite statement shades as seen on the likes of Alessandra AmbrosioMiranda KerrGigi Hadid  and others. Head here to shop the top 5 model-approved shades that all but guarantee a sexy selfie this spring (genetically-blessed DNA  not required). ~ Modelinia

The Only Pieces You Need For a Month of April Showers

Today in New York City was a scorcher! Ok, we digress – it wasn’t THAT hot, but with the sub-zero temperatures we’ve been enduring for what seems like two lifetimes, the fact that the mercury reached over 50 degrees today is cause for celebration enough.  But before we get ahead of ourselves and move right into our summer wardrobe – we need to remember that in order to get those storied “May flowers” we must endure the dreary “April showers.”  Just because it’s rainy is no excuse not to make the best of it, style speaking.  While everyone will be hidden away under black umbrellas and oversized rain jackets, check out our rainy-day picks in the slideshow below and stand out in STYLE – just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look your best!  Read the rest of this entry »

Hailey Baldwin Hits a High Note With 6 April Covers

She’s made appearances in Vogue and LOVE magazine, but this month, Hailey Baldwin makes her biggest impression upon the fashion world yet with the launch of, wait for it…SIX major April covers.

In rapid-fire succession, Hailey marks her high-fashion cover debut with prime real estate on the front of Jalouse and L’Officiel Netherlands, which actually gave her five separate covers for the occasion.  For the latter, she poses in and array of spring 2015 looks by Prada, Dries van Noten, and Dior— not to mention a red statement lip and bleached brows.  For the former, she channels an ’80s bombshell with thick, wavy hair, minimal makeup and Versace (but, of course).

The spring cover coup no doubt marks a major turning point in Hailey’s career, who up until this point, is perhaps best known for her work with Topshop— that and appearing in the very stylish Instagrams of fellow celeb-models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Take stock in her now, because if we’ve learned anything from following up-and-coming models over the years, it’s that when it rains, it pours.

Keep scrolling for a look at all six of Hailey’s breakout covers.

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Chrissy Teigen Goes For the It Cut of the Season

For some, April signifies the start of spring cleaning season— a time to freshen up in the face of rising temperatures by tossing out the old and, if you’re lucky, ushering in the new.  But for others, the start of the season incites a desire to freshen up another aspect of our style: our hair.  Whether it’s a new coat of highlights, or a clean chop, there’s something about spring that sparks a desire for bold change, and it appears we’re not the only ones feeling it.

Just in time for the premiere of her new celebrity game show, Lip Sync Battle, Chrissy Teigen has decided to give this season’s It cut a go, opting for a textured lob not unlike the one Rosie Huntington-Whiteley debuted earlier this year.  Judging by her latest street style photos, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model appears to have shed several inches of her long, sun-kissed tresses in favor of a blunt, shoulder-length cut featuring lots of piece-y layers— a look that’s taken her from bikini babe to style star seemingly overnight. Best of all, it’s deconstructed style frames the face, making it a flattering option for everyone (model or not).

Modelinia AM Reads: This is What Happens When You Give Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner a Selfie Stick

If there’s one thing we know to be true about Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, it’s that they really love their dogs.  So much so in fact, that they decided to throw their two pups Puddy and Pippa a wedding that, even by human standards, was quite spectacular. Lucky for us, the ceremony was caught on video, which was made not as an April Fool’s joke, but rather as a way to help promote the couple’s newest charitable initiative for The Show My Campaign on Omaze.  ~ YouTube 

Surprise— Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are engaged!  According to reports, the Twilight star has popped the question to the avant-garde singer and multiple Brit Award nominee, which only leaves one question: What will she wear on the big day? Here, are five ‘out-of-the-box’ looks from the fall collections that she could easily pull off on her walk down the aisle. ~ Vogue

Jimmy Kimmel may be known as a prankster, but this year, it was the late night host who was the subject of a hilarious April fool’s joke. With the  help of his wife Molly McKneary, Rihanna and her collaborators sneaked into Jimmy’s bedroom in the early morning hours and proceeded to wake him up with a live, club-like performance of her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The only thing more amazing than witnessing Jimmy’s startled reaction is watching Rihanna creep through the house in hot off the runway Alexander Wang (creeper boots and all). ~ YouTube

Now you can go behind the scenes with a young Amy Winehouse in the first trailer for the forthcoming film about her life, Amy. The film uses previously-unseen archive footage and unheard tracks to tell Winehouse’s story in her own words, offering what Universal Music UK chief David Joseph promises is “a very complicated and tender” look at the award-winning musician’s life. ~ Elle

The latest character to join Kim Kardashian’s world-famous (and highly lucrative) mobile games comes by way of the fashion world.  Get ready to witness Andre Leon Talley in all of his Valentino caftan-wearing glory in the latest update to the mobile game. ~ Instagram

The CFDA confirmed that James Corden will host the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 1st at Lincoln Center, following in the footsteps of Seth Meyers, Andy Cohen and most recently John Waters. While the British comedian’s career has certainly been picking up steam since taking over The Late Late Show, he’s a much less established name than his predecessors, making it a bolder choice for the CFDA. ~ CFDA

Sorry LA, but it looks like your Dior show is no more.  The French house, which had planned to stage its show in Los Angeles on May 9, has changed gears and decided on a new country and date.  The cruise show is now slated for May 11 on the French Riviera not far from Cannes. Dior has yet to reveal the venue, but is said to have seized on an opportunity it couldn’t resist. Let the speculation begin! ~ WWD

Remember a while back when Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner were spotted running around Venice beach with Ansel Elgort and a selfie stick?  As it turns out, it was all part of Vogue’s latestHollywood Brat Pack photo shoot and today we’re finally getting a look at the behind-the-scenes footage.  See what happens when two of fashion’s biggest social media stars get behind the camera in the video above, and head here for more on their gorgeous new shoot! ~ Modelinia

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham Settle Down in a New $13 Million Home

She’s an alarmingly beautiful model, actress and lingerie designer; he’s a hunky action movie star; and together, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham are a match made in Hollywood heaven.  Now, as if to solidify their title, the love birds are reportedly putting down roots in one of the country’s most famous zip codes.  Yep, we’re talking about Beverly Hills, 90210.

While there’s no telling if the latest batch of engagement rumors are true (yet!), it has been confirmed that the two have purchased their first home together, just two weeks after celebrating their 5 year anniversary together.  According to Trulia, the couple has closed on the Architectural Digest-featured family compound of designer Jenni Kayne for just under $13 million.  The spacious mega-mansion is said to feature five bedrooms, eight baths, a swimming pool with a flowing waterfall and driveway that fits eight parking spaces— surely a must for an actor who stars in Fast and Furious 7? Meanwhile, TMZ reports that the couple went dutch on the cost of the home, which is hardly surprising considering that Rosie has spent the better part of the last couple of years building her own empire.  Now, she just has the prince and the castle to match.

Keep scrolling for the full look at Rosie and Jason’s new sprawling Beverley Hills home.

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Gigi Hadid’s Guide to Los Angeles

Gigi Hadid may rule the runways in New York, but when it comes right down to it, she’s a Cali girl at heart.  Chances are when she’s not jet-setting around the world for any number of photoshoots, campaigns and red carpet events, you’ll find the blonde bombshell at one of her go-to LA hangouts. Where are they you ask?  We recently caught up with the model-of-the-moment to get her local guide to Los Angeles, including her favorite places to eat, hang and shop around the city.  Discover the full list of model-approved hotspots after the jump!

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New York Was Alive With the Sound of Cara Delevingne’s Music Last Night

Cara Delevingne, Queen of Everything (she models, she acts, she sings, what more could we ask for?), took her singing career one step further last night as she took to the stage with Pharrell Williams at the New York showing of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Métiers d’Art.  The pair, who previously starred in a short film for the collection, which featured a song entitled ‘CC the World’ with vocals by Cara and Pharrell, took their act to the live stage for the first time—and it was thankfully captured on Instagram!

Dressed in a jacket from the Sound of Music-inspired collection and a pair of suede thigh-high lace up boots, Cara joined the Grammy-winner in the spotlight (and with Beyonce watching from the audience no less!) and gave the world what it’s long been waiting for: evidence of her often praised set of pipes.  What can we say except girl’s got skill, so it likely won’t be long before she’s singing for us all full-time. #WatchThisSpace.

Check out Cara’s sweet and soulful in the video below.

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