Day in the Life: Cindy Bruna Takes Us Inside New York Fashion Week

Ever wondered what it’s really like to be a part of New York Fashion Week?  Or better yet, to be a model at New York Fashion Week?  This season, we asked Cindy Bruna of Wilhelmina Models, one of the industry’s most prolific catwalkers and the world’s next big supermodel, to take us behind-the-scenes of her NYFW experience for an exclusive look at a day in her top model life.  From hanging out backstage with Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, to partying with the A-list at the “Angels” book launch party, Cindy has captured all of the can’t miss moments from her last day on the New York runways and is sharing them exclusively with us!  See fashion week through Cindy’s eyes in her complete photo diary below:


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Modelinia AM Reads: Hanne Gaby Odiele Reveals Her Dream Selfie Partner

Last season Burberry ended their Autumn Winter 2014 show with a performance from singer Paloma Faith – but what showstopper can we expect from the Hyde Park event this season? Well, rumor has it that Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne will close the show together on Monday afternoon. Can you imagine? ~ Grazia UK

Talk about ending New York Fashion Week with a bang!  In addition to having arguably the model lineup of the spring ’15 season, Marc Jacobs also delighted guests with personal Beats by Dre headphones that provided “an enhanced audio experience” at his show on Thursday. ~ WWD

Could Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping be headed to Oscar de la Renta?  Rumors suggest that de la Renta is close to signing the Parisian designer in a lead role of his eponymous line. ~ WWD

Like prom season, every New York Fashion Week has a reigning queen. This time around the designers agree, it was Rihanna who ruled supreme. “She can appear in so many different styles and make it feel authentic,” explains Jeremy Scott of the pop singer’s fashion appeal. ~ New York Times

Finally, here’s a little treat for you to help celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week: A special sneak peek look at Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M! ~ E! Online

It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without Model Confidentials! Today, we’re catching up with street style favorite Hanne Gaby Odiele, who reveals her dream selfie partner and her surprising drugstore purchases.  Get the scoop of Hanne’s fashionable life here! ~ Modelinia

5 Things you NEED to Know From NYFW Day 8!

Between the fashion, beauty looks, models and front row celebs, there’s a lot to take note of on the New  York Fashion Week Runway – and we mean a lot!  Needless to say, it’s easy for a piece or two to get lost in the shuffle, let alone entire shows.  But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Whether it’s a trend you’ll be wearing all spring long, a notable model, or just a show highlight, these are the must-know moments from today’s runways. Read the rest of this entry »

Get the Look: How to Recreate Delfina Blaquier’s Fekkai Salon Look

While the New York runways were rife with hair inspiration for the new season, they weren’t the only place inciting beauty trends this week.  Prior to turning heads at Ralph Lauren’s Polo 4D spectacular, we caught up with model and wife to Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras, Delfina Blaquier, whose new cut tresses are everything we’re looking for this season.  Like us, the model admits she was looking for something polished, but still completely effortless heading into fashion week, and thus turned her hair over to the professionals at the Fredric Fekkai Salon for a pre-event touch up.  Curious (read: desperate) to learn more about her gorgeous new cut and color, we tracked Delfina’s personal colorist, Jennifer Albert, and stylist Julie Dbjay for their tips on how to recreate the look at home and what to ask for at our next salon visit.  See the experts’s tips below!
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#NYFW Twitpics Day 8!

We hate to admit it, but New York Fashion Week is sadly coming to a close.  Just because it’s ending, however, doesn’t mean that the models are going out with a bang – just check their social media accounts!  From Jessica Stam giving back and volunteering at Cantor Fitzgerald’s Charity Day to Kendall Jenner sharing a picture from Russell James’ VS book launch, see how some of your favorite models are ending fashion week in today’s #NYFW Twitpics Day 8!

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On the Scene: Victoria’s Secret and US Weekly Party With the Angels

Transforming the Stephan Weiss Studio into something of a runway show, longtime Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James celebrated the launch of his latest book and exhibition, Angels, in the West Village on Wednesday night. The tome captures runway veterans such as Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr, and up-and-comers like Kendall Jenner and Martha Hunt posing nude— tastefully of course — in exotic locations.  ”It was so easy and natural,” said Lily Aldridge of the  collaboration.  ”Russell is one of my best friends, I love him and we shoot together all the time, so it was a very organic process. We would shoot bits here and there between the Victoria’s Secret shoots and got to do it with all of our friends, which made it very special.  I think it turned out beautifully!”

As partygoers enjoyed champagne and a sneak peek at the new models’s new portraits, guests including Donna Karan, Hugh Jackman, Ben Stiller, and Richard Branson trickled in to join the festivities. Throughout the night, more of James’s subjects arrived to honor his work, including Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Candice Swanepoel and Martha Hunt.

Meanwhile, at the Diamond Horseshoe, Us Weekly kicked off its annual fashion week fete honoring the Most Stylist New Yorkers of 2014.  Among this year’s honorees were Jamie Chung, Today Show host Matt Lauer, blogger Emily Weiss, as well Victoria’s Secret’s own Adriana Lima and Lily Aldridge, who managed to pop by the event before heading to James’s celebration.

Finally, to celebration its recent NASDAQ listing and the culmination of New York Fashion Week, Wilhelmina Models gathered its beautiful clientele for an exclusive after party at New York’s Location 05.  Among the models in attendance were Coco Rocha, Robyn Lawley, Soo Joo, Cindy Bruna, and newcomer Ella Richards, whose sister Alexandra, also served as DJ for the night.  The celebratory event included a live performance by Nick Jonas, along with set by Randy Jackson’s latest discovery, North of Nine.

Get the full look at last night’s biggest events and the models that attended in the slideshow below!


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Get the Beauty Look: Reed Krakoff Channels Effortless Beauty

Reed Krakoff embraced artisanal details for his Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection.  A pencil skirt was made from laser-cut leather bonded to tweed; T-shirts featured panels of fabric woven like a checkerboard and deep raffia trim at the hem; a tank dress was hand-macramed.  It appears that gone are the days when Krakoff would tout a “warm minimalism” when describing his collections, however the same words can be used to describe the makeup look for his show! Read the rest of this entry »

Model Confidential: Adriana Lima on Her Fashion Week Comfort Food!

It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without Model Confidentials! All week long, we’ll be making the rounds backstage at some of New York’s most talked-about shows, catching up with a number of our favorite catwalkers.  Check back every day for exclusive model interviews in which we’ll be asking the girls about their beauty secrets, fashion must-haves, social media tips and MORE!

Today’s model confidential is with Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima.  We were able to talk with Adriana last night at US Weekly’s Most Fashionable New Yorkers Party, where she filled us in on how she finds peace during Fashion Week and shared her favorite Fashion Week comfort food. Read the full interview below: Read the rest of this entry »