Look of the Week: Liu Wen is White Hot in Zac Posen

Monday night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award show at New York’s Spring Studios was naturally filled with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, from celebrities to famous editors with bob haircuts, to a coterie of models including the likes of Joan Smalls, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, Elettra Wiedemann, Lily Aldridge, Constance Jablonski, Emily Ratajkowski and Jessica Hart, to name a few.  But out of all of the amazing red carpet looks, one in particular stood out to us, so much so that the moment we saw it, we knew it would be our Look of the Week! Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: At Home With Kate Moss

 

When your personal motto reads: “Never complain, never explain,” chances are you’re not inviting strangers over to your home.  And yet, in a twist of fate, British Vogue has convinced the famously private Kate Moss into opening the doors of her London home not only for a candid interview, but a video tour to boot!

Sitting down with Vogue’s Kate Phelan, the supermodel breaks her silence to offer a rare glimpse into the very private world behind the even more public face.  For starters, there’s the discussion of her landmark 40th birthday celebrated last January and the resulting collaboration that led to this month’s history-making December issue, which not only features her as the cover star, but is also dedicated entirely to her legendary career. Speaking of the Mario Testino-lensed photo shoot in which she explores the many different looks she is known for, Kate admits she has a soft spot for her ‘Disco’ look saying, “That’s what I’d do all the time if I could.  Every party I have is usually an excuse to get a bit of a show girl outfit on.”

On more private matters, the cover girl opens up on everything from matters of the heart including her ‘first love,’ Mario Sorrenti, to her one “reoccurring fear” and the American reality show she surprisingly loves to watch.  See a side of Kate that you’ve never seen before— not to mention a look inside her beautiful London home— in the video above

 

Modelinia AM Reads: 5 Easy Ways to Layer Like a Model This Fall

More shade is being thrown Hedi Slimane’s way and this time it’s coming courtesy of fellow Frenchman, Jean Touitou.  The A.P.C founder opened about the Saint Laurent designer in a recent interview, claiming he both hard to work with and trying too hard to be Yves Saint Laurent himself. ~ Vestoj

Ever wish you could raid the closets of Cara Delevingne or SSuki Waterhouse? Well, your fashion dreams are about to come true!  These stylish ladies (and others) have teamed up with European retail site Vestiaire Collective to donate their designer wares and auction them off for charity. The sale is live through November 14. ~ WhoWhatWear

Rachel Bilson is officially a mom!  She and boyfriend Hayden Christensen welcomed a baby girl into the world on Thursday. As for the little girl’s name, it’s derived from a Disney classic! ~ Us Weekly

One of the best parts about cold weather dressing?  It’s finally time to pile on the layers!  From Gisele Bündchen to Kendall Jenner, see how your favorite models are bundling up in style here! ~ Modelinia

Model Off-Duty: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dressing Like China’s Top Models

From Kate Moss’s signature rocker-meets-boho mix to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s love of Balmain, so-called “model-off-duty” style never ceases to be a source of inspiration for everyday dressing. Unlike many street-style stars whose painstakingly curated looks are often planned months in advance, models have the uncanny ability to capture the eye of photographers with an effortless pairing of wardrobe basics and straight-from-the runway pieces. And yet, there is one type of model in particular whose innate sartorial prowess never fails to inspire: We are of course, talking about the world’s top Chinese supermodels.

You know them as the famous faces behind such global brands as Estee Lauder, Chanel, and Maybelline, but off the runway, Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Shu Pei, Fei Fei Sun and Xiao Wen Ju, have the potential to teach you a thing or two about creative off-duty dressing.  Black skinny jeans and white tees?  Not on these models— they’re changing the game of fashion one quirky, brightly-colored accessory at a time.  Inspired by their fearless wardrobe choices, we put together a master list of the do’s and don’ts to dressing like a Chinese super.  Scroll through the photos below and get a jump on your new and improved street style look today! Read the rest of this entry »

Party Pics: The Victoria’s Secret Models Step Out for WSJ Innovators

One could say Joan Smalls has been innovating fashion and modeling ever since she first stepped out onto the runway in 2007.  So it’s apt that the glamazon was chosen as the face of the Wall Street Journal Magazine’s ‘Innovator of the Year’ Awards, fronting both the cover of its November issue and its star-studded event.

The supermodel stole the show at the star-studded awards ceremony hosted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Wednesday night, showing off her flawless figure in a white Chanel frock, sultry lace-up Nicholas Kirkwood sandals and jewels by Hirotaka.  Joined by her cover co-star, Lil Buck, Joan was spotted mingling with fellow her fellow Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show models including, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes and Constance Jablonski.  Other guests in attendance included Madonna, Eminem, Jennifer Connelly, honorees Dr. Dre and Nicholas Ghesquiere, and models Liberty Ross, Poppy Delevingne and Tao Okamoto. Read the rest of this entry »

Prepare to Swoon Over the FULL Cara Delevingne for Topshop Holiday Campaign

 

Back in June it was revealed that Cara Delevingne would be the first ever solo face of Topshop – a campaign even Kate Moss hasn’t bagged. As part of her Topshop job description she has starred in the retail giant’s fall 2014 campaign and opened the show at London Fashion Week back in September.  Now, assuming her duties as brand ambassador once again, Cara stars as the face of Topshop’s new holiday campaign featuring a plethora of party-appropriate items, from sparkly dresses to feather-embellished shoes.

Shot by Alasdair McLellan at London’s legendary Annabel’s Club (better known as the members-only establishment frequented by royals like Prince Harry and famous fashion-y people like Kate and Naomi Campbell), Cara lights up the set in a flurry of festive frocks and novelty tights.  Of course, that’s not to say that she doesn’t bring her own ‘Cara’ touch to the festivities.  Wrapped in twinkle lights and wreath of sleigh bells, Cara sheds her seductive glamazon image to do what she does best in the campaign video: i.e. goof around on set, lip synch into a microphone and punch at a disco ball while wearing boxing gloves. It’s all very Cara, and therefore, impossible to resist.

The full holiday collection is now live on Topshop.com.  Before you head over to shop, check out the full campaign video above and browse all of the gorgeous party-ready images below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Following high-profile collaborations with Jeremy Scott and MAC, Miley Cyrus’ latest project involves a curated assortment of ”redneck Billy-Bob teeth.” They’re fake teeth, evidently inspired by rednecks, and they’re slightly disturbing. ~ Paper

Country’s finest laid on the hair spray and ditched their cowboy boots for Wednesday’s CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. From Ariana Grande’s bangin’ performance, to Kacey Musgraves and Loretta Lynn’s winning duet, here, are the five most important things that went down in Nashville ~ People

The British Fashion Council has announced that Vogue’s Anna Wintour will be the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards next month.  Said BFC chair Natalie Massenet, “Anna Wintour has helped, nurtured and advised the careers of some of the world’s most brilliant and creative designers. There isn’t a person working in fashion who has not been inspired and influenced by Anna’s leadership.” ~ BFC

Alexa Chung turned 31-years-old on Wednesday and as expected, she went all out when it came down to celebrating.  From Dim Sum with friends to a raucous karaoke session, see how the fashion pack fetes a birthday in style with the “It” girl’s best Instagram snaps of the night! ~ Grazia UK

Naomi Campbell is opening a pop-up shop at Westfield London selling clothes donated by the supermodel and her friends as part of her Fashion for Relief Campaign’s aim to raise awareness about the spread of Ebola. But hurry, this model-approved shop won’t be around for long! ~ Vogue UK

From the runways to the streets, the models have been demonstrating new ways to wear borrowed from the boys staples, but styled with a chic, feminine twist.  Here, we’re breaking down three of our favorite menswear-inspired look as seen on Karlie KlossKarolina Kurkova and Kendall Jenner , to show you how you too can steal from the boys this season. ~ Modelinia

Candice Swanepoel on Preparing for the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

With Thanksgiving, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the holiday season all lying just around the corner, anticipation is running high around the Modelinia office and we’re not alone in our excitement.  On Tuesday morning, Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel descended upon the retailer’s Herald Square store in New York City where she had the honor of unveiling this year’s multi-million dollar Dream Angels Fantasy Bras along with its latest holiday designer collection.  Surrounded by a plethora of sparkly, lacy, frilly bras and panties in hues of red, lavender and black, Candice, looking very sexy and chic in a high-slit asymmetrical skirt and black turtleneck, shared her gift picks of the season while chatting with us about the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  Get the scoop on how the South African stunner is gearing up for this year’s runway including her pre-show workout routine, must-have London travel essentials and more! Read the rest of this entry »