Shop the Look: Gigi Hadid’s Breezy Summer Dress

Looking for a signature summer look that’s breezy, laid-back, with just a hint of runway appeal?  Behold, Gigi Hadid’s effortless summer in the city look!  The supermodel-in training beat the heat in style, pairing a breezy button-up shirt dress with a pair of black leather ankle booties and tortoise shell shades.  Seeing as how we don’t have the model’s bombshell tresses (at least not naturally) we threw in a stylish beach hat for safe measure, but feel free to swap it for a classic fedora or baseball hat.  Just be sure to cinch your frock at the waist with a skinny belt so as not to lose your shape under all of that summer dress perfection!

Ready to invest in the one dress you’re going to want to wear all summer long?  Scroll through the slideshow below for our top picks!


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How Well Do You Know Your Brazilian Models?

The World Cup officially kicks off in Brazil tomorrow, and while we’re no doubt excited about cheering on our favorite football teams (Go Team USA!), we’re even more excited by the prospect of seeing some of our favorite supermodels at the games.  In anticipation of the eagerly-awaited world sporting event, we thought it would be best to brush up on our Brazilian model knowledge in the hopes of catching one of the beauties in their native colors this month.  See how well you know your Brazilian bombshells by scrolling through the slideshow below:

 


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Modelinia AM Reads: Your Guide to Dree Hemingway’s Flawless ’70s Inspired Beauty Look

Style icon/model/presenter/writer/illustrator/etc., Alexa Chung, recently took to Instagram to give us a sneak peek of a mysterious new collaboration.  Could this be her much-anticipated clothing line? Fingers crossed! ~ Instagram

Can’t get enough Beyonce in your day? Then you’re going to love this! Mrs. Carter is doing her fans a huge solid, combining her unforgettable lyrics and kitschy emojis into the perfect line of Queen Bey-approved tees. Get ‘em here: ~ Beyonce

Meet The Sarcastialist, the Twitter account that pokes fun at fashion’s leading primped, preened and peacocking street style subjects. ~ Telegraph

Lupita Nyong’o's makeup artist, Nick Barose, reveals exactly why red carpet makeup doesn’t work in real life: “Makeup works with light. For me, I can contour in a photo shoot, because I know the light is going to be controlled. Contouring for every day just isn’t realistic.” ~ The Cut

Stella McCartney has joined forces with War Child to launch Draw Me To Safety, an international art project that has been designed to raise awareness of how children that are most affected by war see the world, while at the same time offering cognitive support to the most vulnerable. ~ Vogue UK

Women have been pleading for full-body Spanx for years now, and it appears that the company’s founder Sara Blakely has finally caved— sort of.  The popular body-shaping brand is set to unveil its own denim jeans in July, featuring two curve-defining styles. ~ WWD

There’s just something about the summer that makes us want to channel our inner ’70s boho babe, and it looks like Dree Hemingway agrees!  The all-American model channeled a 1970′s goddess at this month’s CFDA Awards, and we got the scoop on you recreate her summer-ready look at home. Get the look here: ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week

Once again, the models took to the internet to let all of us know that their weeks were far from boring! Candice Swanepoel got a case of the giggles with Mario Lopez, Chrissy Teigen enjoyed a meal and a joust at Medieval Times, and Coco Rocha celebrated her four year wedding anniversary.  See what more of your favorites were up to in today’s Model Twitpics of the Week!


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Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn Cement Their Friendship With Matching Tattoos

 

Some best friends get matching necklaces to solidify their friendship.  Others get matching tattoos.  Can you guess which route Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn decided to take?

That’s right— the model BFFs took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that they had gotten matching ‘DD’ tattoos done by none other than Cara’s go-to tattoo artist, Bang Bang.  ”Throw some D’s on that… @bangbangnyc @caradelevingne #DDs,” wrote Jourdan alongside a photo of the girls’s fresh new ink— located on their right hip  in case you were wondering— to which Cara added: “So happy we got our DDs! Thank you @bangbangnyc #throwsomedsonthat #DDs4life.”
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Your Guide to the Hottest Model-Designer Collaborations of the Season

There was a time not long ago— namely the lull between the fall of the ’90s supermodel and the rise of social media— when a model was simply meant to be seen and rarely heard.  There was no Instagram for them post gorgeous selfies, or Twitter for them share their sense of humor and point of view.  Hard to believe right? Thankfully, the wonderful world of social media has since exploded, offering today’s top models a platform to not only showcase their personalities, but also, and perhaps more importantly, build their own booming brands.

Now, more brand-driven than ever, today’s top models are putting their personal stamp on the very products they were hired to sell, offering us model fan gals a wide-range of supermodel-approved goods to choose from.  And while the model-turned-designer trend arguably started back in the mid-2000′s with Kate Moss designing for Topshop and Agyness Deyn for Doc Marten’s, the number of model/designer collaborations has since risen with such frequency that there very well may be more model collaborations on the market currently than those by actual designers and artists.

To start, there’s Karlie Kloss, who teamed up with Warby Parker to design a line of sunglasses launching today.  The capsule collection includes three insanely flattering frames (named Julia, Marple, and Clara), each with ombre lenses and a 1970s aesthetic. And, much like her sweet partnership with Momofuku Milk Bar, there’s a charity element: Sales of the $145 glasses will benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC, a nonprofit that encourages healthier eating in low-income public schools.
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Cara Delevingne Designed a Capsule Collection for DKNY and She Wants YOU to Model It With Her

Teaming up with DKNY is nothing new for Cara Delevingne — not only has she strutted her stuff on its runway, but she’s also taken to the city’s streets to front its campaigns on numerous occasions.  So how does one top dancing on top of cabs and posing with A$AP Rocky and Jourdan Dunn? Easy, you design your own collection for the brand!

The London-born model and burgeoning actress is once again entering the design world with a 15 piece unisex capsule collection for the New York-based brand, slated to hit stores this November.  Of the partnership, Cara said in a statement, “When I first came to NYC when I was 15 years old and saw the DKNY mural on Houston Street, I was wowed. To me, DKNY captured the essence of New York and set trends for young people everywhere.”
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Modelinia AM Reads: The Models’ Must-Try DIY Beauty Treatments

Just in time for the World Cup’s kickoff, David Beckham’s collection for Belstaff debuts today featuring a range of 10 motorcycle-inspired pieces. It’s no H&M underwear ad, but we’re expect big things of the former footballer. ~ Harper’s Bazaar

It’s all about Yves! The second Yves Saint Laurent biopic of the year— this one titled simply “Saint Laurent” — is set to hit French cinema screens on Oct. 1, following its debut in competition at the Cannes Film Festival last month. ~ WWD

Twelve years after MAC Cosmetics first asked Sharon and Kelly Osbourne to collaborate on a collection, it’s finally here!  Today, the mother and daughter duo each unveil their own selection of products inspired by, what else, their famous hair color! ~ Telegraph

The photoshop debate carries on and this time it has been taken all the way to the US Capitol! Seth Matlins, a former advertising executive is completely against the photoshopping of images used in advertisements and will make his voice heard in front of Congress on Wednesday. ~ WWD

Looks like someone got scissor happy over the weekend!  While most of Hollywood’s leading ladies are stepping out with lob haircuts, Jessica Chastain took to Instagram Saturday to show off her new bangs.  Can you say Brigitte Bardot? ~ Huffington Post

Supermodels may have hit the genetic jackpot, but even they don’t wake up with flawless skin and red carpet-ready hair. We recently caught up with Ralph Lauren model  Valentina Zalyaeva to get the scoop on two of her favorite DIY beauty treatments for glowing, healthy skin.  Get her recipes here: ~ Modelinia