Modelinia AM Reads: Shop Miranda Kerr’s Summer Denim Look

The news that Blake Lively’s hotly anticipated lifestyle site Preserve would launch July 23, we’ve all received a big surprise: it went live two days early!  What do you think? ~ Preserve

New couple alert!  Fashion designer Charlotte Ronson is now said to be dating Fun. frontman and songwriter Nate Ruess.  Even more surprising is the fact that they’ve been secretly dating “for months.” ~ Us Weekly 

As it turns out, Orange is the New Black isn’t just a show about living life behind bars; there’s some major fashion happening at Litchfield County too!  The hit Netflix series has had an unintended impact on the rules at least one prison in the US, as the standard orange uniforms have become “too cool.” ~ The Independent 

Fresh from directing the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation, Sam Taylor-Johnson has turned his lens to Coco Chanel’s historic 31 Rue Cambon apartment as part of a new exhibition that will offer a unique glimpse into its storied interior. ~ Telegraph

Roland Mouret is bringing his sharply tailored, feminine aesthetic to Banana Republic with a capsule collection that lands August 7th.  Expect toned-down versions of Mouret’s signatures, like his square-necked “Galaxy” sheath dress, as well as several work-appropriate staples. ~ Vogue

Unsure how to tackle the ever popular denim-on-denim trend? Take a cue from supermodel Miranda Kerr and create contrast with white jeans and a classic chambray shirt. Shop the look here: ~ Modelinia


The Models Make a Case for the ‘Wet Hair Look’ – Will You Try It?

Sleek, wet hair isn’t just for the beach anymore; it also works for the front row, the red carpet, the city streets and just about anywhere else you can imagine.  Don’t believe us?  The proof is in the models!

Since taking over the Spring/Summer 2014 runways (Theyskens Theory, Rag & Bone, and Prabal Gurung had our favorite looks), the fresh-out-of-the-shower look appears to have been given the green light by the models, who prove that the look is not only wearable, but also incredibly chic.  Case and point: Candice Swanepoel‘s damp ‘do spotted in the front row at the Dior Homme show in Paris earlier this month.  Radiating laid-back summer elegance and effortless style, the Victoria’s Secret Angel skipped her typical glossy, bombshell waves for slicked-back finger-racked waves that still  looked wet at the roots. Similarly, Anja Rubik appeared to have stepped straight out of the pool and onto the red carpet at the Vogue Paris Foundation gala that same week, pairing her sleek hairstyle with a shimmery minidress by Anthony Vaccarello.  Meanwhile at the Giuseppe Zanotti store opening in Ibiza, Karolina Kurkova kept cool with a center-parted chignon that had that effortless wash-and-go appeal, while Lily Aldridge modeled a similar look for a night out with the CFDA—  demonstrating that summer’s easiest humidity-resistant hairstyle may also be fashion’s most glamourous.

Tempted to give the wet look a go?  Lucky for you, the style is surprisingly easy to pull off.  Simply apply a dollop of thickening mousse to the roots and through the top part of your hair, leaving the lengths dry.  For a more polished look, use a medium-size curling iron to create loose waves and finish with a spritz of shine spray.  You can also twist your hair into a tight chignon for an elegant style that can be work with a fresh face for lunch with the girls, or with dramatic eyeliner for a night on the town.  Either way, you’ll be keeping cool with far less fuss and really, what could be better than that?

Update: Here’s the Marchesa Gown that Inspired Behati Prinsloo’s Custom Wedding Dress


Though photos of Behati Prinsloo‘s custom-made wedding dress have yet to be released, we now have a look at the Marchesa design that inspired it all!

According to a new report by People magazine, the Victoria’s Secret Angel went for a specially-made blush Marchesa gown that was inspired by a runway look from the label’s fall 2011 collection.  The inspiration gown (photo below) features romantic floral appliqués and a tulle train, but according to a Marchesa rep, Behati had altered the design for a sleeker silhouette with thin spaghetti straps made of silk and a low back. The bride capped off her look with a floor-length white silk tulle veil and the same style Christian Louboutin “Valnina” shoes that hit the runway during the Marchesa spring 2014 show, which she had specifically made in white suede.   Behati and Chapman are said to have worked on the dress over the course of four months, with the final fitting taking place in New York City just a few weeks before the big day.
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A Family Affair: Lanvin Taps the Campbell Clan for Fall 2014

When it comes to campaigns, posing with ones family members is nothing new; Georgia May Jagger and Jerry Hall have done it, so have Alessandra Ambrosio and her daughter Anja.  But posing with one’s entire family, including pets?  Now, there’s something new.

Taking that exact route, Lanvin has turned its fall/winter 2014 campaign into a family affair, tapping Model of the Year Edie Campbell and no less than eight of her family members for the carefree shoot.  Appearing in a range of glamourous images taken by famed fashion photographer, Tim Walker, Edie is joined by her younger sister Olympia, older brother Arthur (who sports a mullet to rival Edie’s), mother Sophie Hicks, father Roddy Campbell, grandmother Joan, grandfather Jeremy, as well as her own boyfriend Otis Ferry, and her sister’s, Mateo. Even her horse Dolly made the cut, stepping in front of the camera with the model/trained equestrian, who appears dressed in a bedazzled mini dress.
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How Gisele Bundchen Celebrated Her 34th Birthday

She may be the world’s highest-paid supermodel, raking in a reported $128,000 a day, but when it came time to celebrate her 34th birthday on Sunday, Gisele Bündchen kept things surprisingly low-key.

Joined by her twin sister Patricia, the Brazilian supermodel took to Instagram over the weekend to share a snap of the two birthday girls blowing out the candles on a beautifully decorated cake with a breathtaking ocean view at their backs. “Thank you to everyone for the love and birthday wishes. I feel so blessed. #grateful,” she captioned the snap.

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Modelinia AM Reads: The Top 10 Beauty Looks of Couture Fall 2014

On the heels of her recent nuptials to Johannes Huebl, Olivia Palermo is coupling up with another man: Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura. The style maven has collaborated on a capsule collection of six shoe styles for the Florence-based luxury footwear label, due out in September. ~ WWD

Could Katy Perry be the new Cher Horowiz?  The “Dark Horse” singer has reportedly expressed interest in playing the cult  favorite role in the upcoming Clueless musical. ~ Vulture

Beyoncé’s Instagram followers got a little treat on Saturday night. The pop star — currently in the middle of her On The Run tour with husband Jay Z — shared a teaser for one of 2015′s most hotly anticipated films: Fifty Shades of Grey.  Watch it here: ~ Refinery 29

It’s two more years for DVF! At its recent board meeting, the Council of Fashion Designers of America unanimously voted to extend Diane von Furstenberg’s term as president through 2016, in addition to extending membership to 30 new designers. ~ WWD

Kate Middleton and Prince William shared Prince George’s new official portrait with the world on Saturday.  Wearing seersucker overalls and a blue polo, little George is pictured walking, throwing his arms up, and looking all-around adorable! ~ PopSugar

Hermes’s artistic director of womenswear, Christophe Lemaire, is set to leave the French house after four years at the helm to focus on his own label. ~ Vogue UK

YouTube’s favorite beauty vlogger Michelle Phan is now the subject of what could potentially turn into a million dollar lawsuit.   The makeup wiz has reportedly been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit from Ultra Records for allegedly using songs in her videos from the company’s artists without license to do so. ~ Racked

The Paris Fall 2014 Couture season has come to a close, leaving us with a bevy of jaw-dropping beauty looks to swoon over in its wake. From Chanel to Elie Saab, here’s a look at ten of the most talked-about beauty looks to debut in Paris this season. ~ Modelinia


Behati and Adam Have Tied the Knot!

The big day is finally here!

One year after announcing their surprise engagement, Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine have officially tied the knot.  The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Maroon 5 frontman said their “I do’s” today in an intimate ceremony held in a tent at Flora Farms  in Los Cabos, Mexico.  A total of 275 guests, including fellow Victoria’s Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton, supermodel Coco Rocha, photographer Russell James, and actors Jonah Hill and Jason Segel, were said to have joined the couple on their special day, arriving to the luxurious Hotel El Ganzo on Friday in time for the rehearsal dinner. Behati is said to have opted for a stunning Marchesa gown for the ceremony, which lasted 20 minutes and was officiated by Hill, a longtime friend of Adam’s.  During the service the bride and groom read vows that they had written themselves, and afterward guests were treated to a special performance by Stevie Nicks.

The pair first began dating in late 2012, not long after his split from fellow VS model Anne V.  The Namibian beauty and The Voice coach then parted ways in late spring, only to get back together in a very big way just a few months later.

After saying goodbye to their loved ones, the newlyweds will next be celebrating their honeymoon in South Africa.

Modelinia wishes the best for the newlyweds, and we can’t wait to see their wedding pictures in the days to come!

Model Twitpics of The Week!

Well, it comes as no surprise that the models still haven’t stopped leading fabulous lives, which means one thing and one thing only – we’re treated to a sneak peek into everything they’re doing via their Twitter and Instagram accounts!  From hanging with a very Scandal-ous star (we’re talking about you, Chanel Iman) to bringing your father to work a la Heidi Klum, to celebrating Christmas just a little early in July like Anne V, see what else some of our other favorite models have been getting themselves into in todays Twitpics!

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