Modelinia AM Reads: The Model-Approved Bag You Need to Add to Your Spring Wish List STAT

We’ve already praised the Los Angeles-based denim brand RE/DONE for its ability to modernize vintage jeans and create the perfect hip-hugging fit. But today the model-approved brand gave us another reason to lust after its one-of-a-kind designs: they introduced a selection of denim shorts, available in several different washes, the likes of which have already been seen on Alessandra Ambrosio! ~ WhoWhatWear

The Entourage crew is back! The official trailer for the big-screen version of the bromantic HBO hit series has just been released and in addition to your favorite boys from Queens Boulevard, the film features cameos from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Nina Agdal and Emily Ratajkowski, not to mention pretty much every other celeb you can name. As Ari Gold says, “the next level is coming.” ~ YouTube

Great news Swifties— you can stream Taylor Swift’s music again! Just not on Spotify.  The 1989 singer/songwriter has made her chart-topping tunes available on Jay Z’s newly acquired TIDAL music service. The service charges users in the United States a monthly subscription fee of $19.99 — which Swift clearly sees as a better potential pay-out than the fees Spotify pays to artists. ~ Forbes

Thought you couldn’t get more psyched for the Zoolander 2 movie? Think again! A few weeks ago, Derek and Hansel (played by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) announced the film with a turn on the Valentino runway at Paris Fashion Week, and now they’ve teamed up again for a spirited post-show photoshoot starring top models Xiao Wen Ju and Tilda Lindstam. If the pictures prove anything, it’s that the boys (and the models, of course) have still got it. ~ Facebook

In even more exciting news, the cover art for Harper Lee’s hotly anticipated second novel, Go Set a Watchman, has been unveiled, and it’s beautiful. ”It draws on the style of the decade the book was written,” Harper Collins President Michael Morrison explained to PeopleTwo million copies of the book will be printed for its July 14 release date. The big day can’t come any sooner. ~ People

Episode 10 of Vogue‘s “73 Questions” video series features rap star Iggy Azalea. The Australian beauty says the best fashion trend is and always will be platform sneakers, the phrase “on fleek” is so over, and if given the opportunity, she would raid Gwen Stefani’s closet. ~ Vogue

Great news: the backpack is chic again! But while seasons past have seen a wide range of colors and styles, this season, street style favorites like Alana ZimmerHollie May Saker and Maartje Verhoef seem to be sticking to one rucksack in particular. Add this bag to your festival packing list STAT! ~ Modelinia

Gisele Bundchen is Having Herself Another Picturesque Family Vacation

She may not be done with modeling completely just yet, but nevertheless, Gisele Bündchen appears to be embracing the retired life while on vacation in Costa Rica this week.

Joined by her husband Tom Brady, her two children Benjamin, 5, and Vivian, 2, and twin sister Patricia, the supermodel has spent the better part of the past week soaking up the sun and taking romantic stoles along the beach in what is turning out to be another picturesque Bundchen family getaway.

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10 Face Masks the Models Swear By

It goes without saying that models take the best selfies on Instagram. But while they all continue to have their own unique photo-sharing style and go-to filters, there appears to be a surprisingly self-aware new trend taking over their accounts as of late. Of course, we’re talking about the ‘Face Mask Selfie’— a tongue-in-cheek photo composition style that’s giving insight into what’s keeping the industry’s best faces in top form. From Miranda Kerr‘s purifying clay mask to Tilda Lindstam‘s Hannibal Lecter-style sheets, the models’ have turned their selfie obsession into an opportunity to share their most effective at-home skin treatments and we for one are taking note! Here, we rounded up 10 face masks that grade A beauties like Lily Aldridge, Poppy Delevingne and Chrissy Teigen are known to turn to in their daily beauty routines.  Take their lead and you’ll be going filter-free in no time at all!

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Lily Aldridge Admits She “Doesn’t Feel Like a Supermodel”

She’s an internationally-known Victoria’s Secret model, a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl and just so happens to be married to a real-life rock star.  But call Lily Aldridge a modern day sex symbol as Maxim did in their recent interview with the supermodel, and she’ll likely giggle in disbelief.

“I don’t think of myself as an object of lust. I can’t even say that with a straight face,” she tells the magazine with a laugh. “But I’m more flattered when someone thinks I’m funny.”

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Modelinia AM Reads: The Top 10 Breakout Stars of Fall 2015

Today in disappointing-but-not-surprising news, The Fashion Spot‘s biannual report on racial diversity on the fall ’15 runways has been released, showing little, if any, improvement at all. The report found that, while this season’s shows were slightly more diverse than last season’s, 80% of models cast in New York, London, Milan, and Paris’ women’s shows were white. That’s only a tiny squeak better than last season’s 82% white models, which is still pretty sad overall. ~ The Fashion Spot

Fresh off the announcement that his lower-priced line Marc by Marc Jacobs will shutter and be folded into his eponymous line, designer Marc Jacobs has finally joined Instagram. He’s posted only one picture so far, a cheeky self-portrait, and is following a mere three accounts: his Instagram-famous dog Neville Jacobs, his dog’s best friend Charlie and, of course, his brand’s account. ~ Instagram

We love Instagram for its plethora of photo-perfecting filters and other visual features, but we’ll be the first to admit that what the app offers in filters it lacks in basic editing features.  Until now!  On Monday, Instagram unveiled Layout, a standalone app that lets users create photo collages from images on their phone’s camera roll. Layout has 10 different collage layouts depending on the number of photos used; users can include as many as nine pictures in one collage. Let’s get to ‘gramming! ~ Re/Code 

Under the artistic direction of Anna Wintour, a number of Condé Nast’s titles have undergone serious renovations, both in print and online. The latest glossy to receive a digital face-lift? Self magazine, which unveiled a fashion-forward redesign on Tuesday focusing on video-driven content. ”I sometimes say that Self is itself an Instagram feed writ large,” says editor-in-chief Joyce Chang. ~ Fashionista

Two years after electing to undergo a double mastectomy because of a genetic disposition for developing breast cancer, Angelina Jolie opted to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as well. She writes about the decision in an op-ed for the New York Times, noting that while she had been planning this particular surgery for some time, she was forced to move the procedure up last week after test results showed markers that could be a sign of early stage cancer. ~ New York Times 

While we love a supermodel sighting just as much as the next model-fanatic, there are few things that excite us more during Fashion Month than the discovery of a model who’s just about to hit the big-time.  Now, on the heels of the fall ‘15 season, we’re here to present our list of the top 10 breakout models of the season— from the new Wang girls to the Prada darlings. Mark their names down now as they’re likely to be the year’s next supermodels-in-the-making! ~ Modelinia

Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson Bare All for Mario Testino’s Towel Series

He’s photographed everyone from Cara Delevingne to Lily Aldridge, but for Mario Testino’s latest portrait in his on-going “Towel Series,” the legendary lensman is turning his camera on not one, but two social media stars.

Posing side-by-side in a warm embrace, Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson now have the honor of being the first couple to pose together for Testino’s popular portrait series.  The 19-year-old model-of-the-moment and 18-year-old crooner go completely nude except a towel wrapped around their waists in the stunning black-and-white photo, which made it’s debut on the Gigi’s Instagram page earlier this afternoon.

“TOWEL SERIES BY MARIO TESTINO x @CodySimpson First couple #TowelSeries!! We love you @MarioTestino, thank you!” she captioned the steamy photo.

The Victoria’s Secret PINK model and her Australian beau now join a long list of A-listers who’ve posed post-shower for the fashion photographer, who described the project as being a “private club.” “I choose very carefully who I photograph for it—it is only my point of view, no one else has a say in it,” he explained in an interview with Vogue.

Needless to say, this will be a nice little feather in the model’s cap following an unfortunate run in the media this past week. If you ask us, this photo says it all: Gigi is beautiful both inside and out and by the looks of it, her career if only going up from here!

Check out more of our favorite photos from Mario Testino’s “Towel Series” after the jump!

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BFFs Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber Team Up for Vogue’s April Issue

Serena Williams may have scored the cover of Vogue‘s April 2015 issue, but if you ask us, the real treat comes courtesy of the glossy’s ‘back of book’ editorial starring not one, but four of the biggest names in young Hollywood today.

Shot by Mario Testino, in-demand models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner team up with close friend Justin Bieber and actor Ansel Elgort — collectively referred to as the new “Brat Pack” — for a stunning new fashion spread that if we didn’t know any better, wasn’t a staged photo shoot at all, but rather a a series of candid paparazzi shots. In particularly déjà vu inducing photo, a bikini-clad Kendall can be seen hanging by the pool with her pal Bieber, who of course, has his shirt opened to reveal his much-discussed six pack.  Meanwhile, in another shot, the Kardashian’s most fashionable member can be seen walking down the street with her BFF Gigi, both of whom are impeccably dressed in pieces by Burberry Prorsum, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy.  Sounds familiar, no?

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Happy National Puppy Day! Celebrate With Some of Our Favorite Models and Their Furry Friends

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but here at Modelinia, we think the phrase should read “model’s best friend.”  From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and her Dachshunds Dolly and Peggy, to Chrissy Teigen‘s equally as entertaining trio of pups— Puddy, Pippa and Penny— models everywhere are taking to Instagram to show us that fashion’s best accessory will forever be a playful puppy. In honor of National Puppy Day today (obviously the greatest holiday to ever exist), we rounded up some of our favorite ‘grams of models and their cute canines for your viewing pleasure. Take that Monday blues!

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