Every Drop-Dead Gorgeous Look From the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch Party

Never mind the freezing cold temperatures, New York’s Marquee nightclub was the hottest place to be on Tuesday evening, as Sports Illustrated threw its annual Swimsuit Issue launch party, which saw everyone from Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen to Gigi HadidSara Sampaio and of course, this year’s cover girl, Hannah Davis.

Dressed in a sparkly, chain-metal mini dress from Kaufman Franco, it was easy to see why Hannah was selected as this year’s cover star — just look at her shine!  While the model’s famous Yankee boyfriend did not walk the carpet alongside his lady love, Hannah didn’t seem to mind as she had fun posing with a copy of her “controversial” new cover.  Of course, if you ask her, the image is far from naughty. While speaking to The Today Show the day before, the Virgin Islands-born beauty defended her latest work, which had been censored by the show with the addition of a giant bow around her waist.

“I think you’re making it look a lot naughtier than it really is to be honest,” Hannah said. “To be honest, I think SI always tries to do something a little different every year, and I think this year, it’s the year of the torso.”

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Modelinia AM Reads: How Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Chrissy Teigen are Doing Date Night

Kate MossDaria Werbowy and Lara Stone star on three incredibly sexy covers for the March issue of Vogue Paris. The iconic models don the exact same sultry look: a sleek leather Prada coat with contrast stitching, sheer black thigh-high stockings and black pumps, inspired by Sharon Stone’s famous turn in the ’90s film Basic Instinct. Collect them all! ~ WhoWhatWear 

Editor-in-Chief and founder of Love magazine Katie Grand dishes on her success in the industry, Love‘s reputation and her latest issue featuring a Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and a whole lot of Miu Miu. ~ Business of Fashion

On Tuesday, Jon Stewart’s announcement that he will leave “The Daily Show” was met with a range of reactions: from shock and sadness, to appreciation for a man whose wit is legendary.  Here, celebrities from Mindy Kaling to J.K. Rowling share their reactions to Stewart’s shocking announcement. ~ Huffington Post

In his eight decades on earth, Karl Lagerfeld has designed everything from glassware to haute couture and Diet Coke bottles.  Now, for his latest gig he’s set to venture in territories unknown: childrenswear. That’s right, the 81-year-old designer has announced that he is launching a clothing line for children, to be unveiled in Spring 2016.  The collection will operate under the designer’s own line in collaboration with Groupe CWF, who are already responsible for the childrenswear extensions of Chloé, Burberry, DKNY and Marc Jacobs. ~ WWD

Following in the footsteps of supermodel Kate Upton, Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver stars as the face of Sam Edelman’s spring 2015 campaign.  The ad, shot by photographer Zoey Grassman, features candid-style images of Skriver lounging around a private residence in Los Angeles and sporting some serious fringe.  ~ WWD

Valentine’s Day may still be several days away, but you wouldn’t know it looking at these latest photos of Gigi HadidHailey Baldwin and Chrissy Teigen. Arm-in-arm with their loved ones, the models hit the town this past week in what looked to be a pre-Valentine’s Day celebration from coast to coast — the photos of which we’ve rounded up today for your viewing pleasure (and date night outfit inspiration, of course). ~ Modelinia

How to Look Like a Model This New York Fashion Week

The runways aren’t the only place you’ll find style inspiration this week. With New York Fashion Week just two days away, we have our eyes turned to the streets where the runway’s most in-demand catwalkers will soon be giving a master lesson in off-duty dressing.  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.  Scroll through the slideshow below to shop the top street style pieces that all of the models will be hitting the pavement in this season.  And as always, check back here daily to see our roundup of this week’s best model street style pics captured by our friends at ModelsJam exclusively for Modelinia!

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Models to Follow on Snapchat this NYFW

In just a few short days New York Fashion Week will be upon us, 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 perspective than we have in years past.  How will we get this exclusive inside access, you ask? Why, Snapchat of course! Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s What Really Goes on Inside a New York Fashion Week Model Casting

Every year, hundreds of aspiring and veteran models from around the world descend upon New York City for a chance to walk the runways of New York Fashion Week. The weeks leading up to the event are filled with chaos and excitement as the models roam the city attending the numerous casting calls that will ultimately decide which girls will walk and which ones will watch.  Over the past couple of days, we had the opportunity to stop by the offices of BCBGMAXAZRIA and ICB to take a peek behind the scenes and see what goes in to casting two of the week’s hottest runways, and the experience was nothing short of eye-opening.

First up: BCBG, where casting director Patrizia Pilotti was tasked with meeting with some 300 to 400 models over the course of two days.  One by one, the long-limbed models filled into the bright white showroom where they checked in, took a seat, changed into their heels and waited (sometimes for hours) for their 30-seconds with the casting crew.  The models were then called in groups of five to line up and wait to go into the casting room, where Pilotti sat at the head of table and watched as the models demonstrated their walk and, more importantly, their personality.

“A model’s presence and the way she carries herself are the qualities we’re focusing on today,” explained Pilotti. “I have to find something in the girl that makes me think she’s bringing something more to the table than the average model.  As for the walk, we’re looking for a sort of natural chicness to it.  A good walk should exude elegance.”

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Modelinia AM Reads: The Ultimate Guide to New York Fashion Week’s Top Model Hangouts

Chrissy Teigen is not a big believer in TMI. A fact we were reminded of at Sunday night’s Grammy’s when the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model revealed that her husband John Legend may or may not have had gotten busy in the White House.  Uh, whoops! ~ Us Weekly 

New York Fashion Week generates $887 million in economic impact annually, according to a study put together by Rep. Carolyn Maloney of the House Joint Economic Committee. For the record, the U.S. Open and last year’s Super Bowl in New Jersey brought in about $700 million and $500 million, respectively. ~ WWD

71-year-old folk rock star Joni Mitchell is definitely having a moment. The Canadian singer-songwriter and recent Saint Laurent model looks as hippie-chic as ever in a white Lanvin dress on the cover of New Yorkmagazine’s spring fashion issue.  ~ The Cut

British Vogue has finally given Miss Vogue – a brand that the title dubs its “younger sister” – its own online home. On Monday, the publication launched Miss Vogue as a destination within British Vogue‘s Website, where it will cover all things beauty, fashion and celebrity style, along with a section called What’s Up, that spotlights newsy items.  ~ Miss Vogue

In just two days, the streets of New York will get more crowded than usual as the city transforms into a mecca of sorts for the flocks of top models and fashion insiders en route to the first of this season’s New York Fashion Week shows. Here, we’ve rounded up the best places to eat, drink and play throughout the fashion capitol, hopefully guaranteeing your top model sightings in advance. ~ Modelinia

Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel Dish on Valentine’s Day Plans and THAT Victoria’s Secret Swim Special

Let’s face it— Victoria’s Secret basically owns Valentine’s Day. So, it’s only fitting that the lingerie giant should commemorate the holiday with a special visit from two of its most beloved Angels: Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge.

Dressed in their prettiest pink Valentine’s Day looks, the supermodels descended upon the brand’s Herald Square flagship late last week to share their sexy holiday gift picks and, for the fellas, some tips on finding the perfect gift (hint: stay away from the cheesy heart trinkets, guys).

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Model Twitpics: An Inside Look at the 2015 Grammy Awards with Chrissy Teigen, Behati Prinsloo and More

Sunday night was Grammys night for a handful of our favorite top models.  Behind-the-scenes Behati Prinsloo was busy congratulating Gwen Stefani and her husband Adam Levine on their show-stopping performance, while Chrissy Teigen made the most of being locked outside her hotel room.  Meanwhile, Lily Aldridge spent the weekend checking out the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie, Karlie Kloss shot a new L’Oreal Paris commercial and Karolina Kurkova enjoyed a sunny getaway.  See those moments and more in the best of this weekend’s Model Twitpics featured below!

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