Look of the Week: Gigi Hadid Turns Neo-Grecian Goddess for Fashion LA Awards

We’ll admit it: the red carpet looks of 2015 have been lack luster to say the least.  In a sea of black, see-through or otherwise understated looks, few have stood out from the masses, or so we thought prior to last night’s inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards hosted by the Daily Front Row.

While stars like Rihanna, Katey Perry and Miley Cyrus certainly gave fans something to gawk at (most notably Cyrus, who chose a T-shirt bearing the phrase “I Had Nothing To Wear So I Put On This Moschino Dress”), it was Gigi Hadid who held our attention in a rosy asymmetric dress from Calvin Klein Collection.  The Maybelline model and the recipient of the publication’s “Model of the Year” award, embraced a fresh take on the neo-Grecian trend that popped up at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month by opting for a figure-hugging silhouette that showed off her pin-up worthy curves and statuesque figure.  The simplicity of the look was reminiscent of something Kate Moss might have worn back in the ’90s and yet, Gigi makes it feel fresh for the 21st century with minimal accessories including a metallic box clutch and strappy Stuart Weitzman sandals.  A perfect option for a Valentine’s Day date, no?

For more of this week’s best dressed models, check out the slideshow below!

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Cara Delevingne Brings Her “It-ness” to Luxury Brand Tag Heuer

These days, when we think luxury ad campaigns, we think Cara Delevingne.  The model of the moment counts everyone from Chanel and YSL Beauté to Fendi and Burberry among her impressive list of clients— all of whom have tapped into the her widely popular social media channels to promote their brand to a new age of fashion consumers.  With her signature blend of high-end elegance and brazen youthfulness, Cara makes for a dream brand ambassador, which is why is comes as little surprise this morning to see that now even accessories powerhouse Tag Heuer is getting in on the Cara love fest.

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Modelinia AM Reads: Need a Quick, But Stylish Weekend Outfit? Look No Further!

In addition to starring in seemingly every spring ad campaign, Kendall Jenner is also back in Vogue.  The model of the moment poses in statement pants by everyone from Balmain to Giorgio Armani for the glossy’s February issue shot by Patrick Demarchelier. She was even given some pretty sweet fringe for the gig! ~ Vogue

Stop what you’re doing. Kate Moss just stepped out in Paris wearing the most insane fur coat we’ve ever seen.  Kate donned the floor-length piece for the Louis Vuitton menswear show, where she sat front row and apparently really wanted to make a statement.  Thoughts? ~ WhoWhatWear

After a temporary hiatus, “Shit Girls Say” creators Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey are back with a hilarious new haircare commercial for Aussie. The roughly minute long commercial attempts (rather successfully we’ll add) to sum up all of the painstakingly awkward and otherwise ridiculous things women do to protect their ‘do in an effort to convince us all to #DitchTheDrama.  It’s pretty convincing. ~ AdWeek

Following the overwhelmingly positive response Emma Watson received to her first speech on gender equality, the actress decided to take her campaign to Davos on Friday to continue to spread her message. Speaking on behalf of United Nations Women in her role as goodwill ambassador, she addressed the world’s most prestigious politicians and business leaders at the World Economic Forum regarding her HeForShe initiative. The definition of beauty and brains this one. ~ Yahoo Style

The male models on Rick Owens’s Paris runway had more than leather jackets and knitwear on display at Thursday’s spring 2015 show.  And by that, we mean full frontal fashion exposure.  Honestly, where does it end? ~ Refinery29

In need of some off-duty outfit inspiration this weekend?  Look no further than supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, who just stepped out in our perfect casual Sunday afternoon look complete with comfy boyfriend jeans, Isabel Marant boots and the most gorgeous printed scarf. Get the look here! ~ Modelinia

Kendall Jenner and Karl Lagerfeld Reveal Their Latest Project

We’re starting to think we should start a blog entirely devoted to Kendall Jenner—the girl’s got so much going on!  Just 24 hours after the premiere of her first drop-dead gorgeous Estee Lauder campaign, the model is making headlines once again, this time with the release of her latest work with Karl Lagerfeld.  No, it’s not a Chanel campaign (although, we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before we’re reporting on that).  It is however, the next best thing.

As promised to us back in November, the realty star turned supermodel stars in the spring 2015 campaign for Lagerfeld’s eponymous label, which highlights the brand’s accessories in bright pops of color against black and white portraits of Kendall and male model Baptiste Giabiconi.  Not unlike her latest Marc Jacobs campaign, Kendall sports a pair of thick fringe, although this time it’s kept sleek and polished.

The brand also released a little behind-the-scenes video from the shoot on Instagram, which you can watch below.  Tell us, which is your favorite Kendall-fronted campaign thus far?

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Listen Up: Victoria’s Secret PINK Model Taylor Hill Has the Perfect Valentine’s Day Outfit For You

Is it just us, or has January seemingly come and gone in the blink of the eye?  Blame it on the excitement of awards season, but no sooner had we finished celebrating the New Year did we find ourselves pondering plans and possible outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day — a holiday we had all but forgotten about until last night’s Victoria’s Secret PINK press event.

Having been invited for a “Date with Pink,” we headed to the brand’s Soho store to celebrate the launch of the brand’s new Date Bra where we had the chance to catch up with PINK model Taylor Hill, who let us in on everything from her perfect date night look to her favorite Valentine’s Day memory and her surprising celebrity crush.  Get the scoop on all of that and more after the jump!

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Kendall Jenner Beats Out Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for GQ’s “Coolest Woman” Title

You’d have to be living under a rock to not realize that it’s Kendall Jenner’s world, and we just simply live in it.  From starring in her first commercial for Estee Lauder, to continually being recognized for her impeccable style, to landing her second Vogue feature – it’s safe to say that everyone is keeping up with Kendall. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Been a Crazy Busy Week for Cara Delevingne!

Not long ago, Cara Delevingne’s agent at Storm Model Management, the brilliant Sarah Doukasrevealed that the multi-hyphenate model turns down more than seventy percent of the jobs that are offered to her.  Seventy percent! And yet, the British beauty still manages to be everywhere— the evidence of which we’ve noted countless times this week. From modeling to socializing, Cara hasn’t just been on the radar, she’s overtaken it completely, making headlines in more ways than one.  We’ll admit, even we’re finding it difficult to keep up with the 22-year-old super at this point.  That’s why we thought it’d be best if we broke down Cara’s week in the news starting first with the debut of her racy new campaign John Hardy.  Catch up on Cara’s week in the news below!

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Modelinia AM Reads: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Alessandra Ambrosio’s First Swimwear Shoot for Her New Line

In an effort to easily transition your wardrobe from winter to spring, Vogue has issued their decree on what’s “in” and what’s “out” for this upcoming season.  Get ready to say auf wiedersehen to all your geometric prints, ladylike shoes and leather moto jackets. ~ Vogue

2015 is shaping up to be an adventurous year for the house of Chanel.  Little more than a month after presenting the brand’s latest Métiers d’Art collection in Salzburg, Austria, Karl Lagerfeld has announced plans to bring the elaborate show to New York for a special encore presentation followed by a Cruise show at The Dongdaemun Design Plaza in South Korea and a Métiers d’Art (pre-fall) show in Rome.  Get your passports ready!  ~ Telegraph

That’s it, women over 60 are officially having a moment! First, Joan Didion for Céline, Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent, Tilda Swinton for Nars and now, 65-year-old modeling legend Twiggy has joined the party, having signed on as an ambassador with L’Oréal Professionnel UK. That’s right ‘yall, Twiggy is back! ~ Grazia UK

Today, the fashion world world mourns the loss of footwear designer Vince Camuto, who passed away at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut on Wednesday at 78.  Camuto was a well-respected fixture in the fashion and accessories business, and is credited with launching some of the most successful shoe brands including Nine West and his own eponymous line. ~ WWD

Iman is teaming up with Yahoo Style‘s creative director Joe Zee to launch a new 10 episode video series inspired by her “Ageless Chic” franchise.  The legendary supermodel will talk about spring fashion and beauty, with a focus on skincare and how to “to look really, really healthy, and have glowing skin without the tanning.” ~ WWD 

Well if this isn’t motivation to get to the gym, we don’t know what is!  Alessandra Ambrosio has released an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from her first swimwear shoot for her wildly popular ále by Alessandra brand, giving us the first look at her Brazilian-meets-Malibu inspired designs. Check it out here! ~ Modelinia