Joan Smalls Transforms Into Our Favorite Disney Princesses

Disney should be warned: there’s a NEW princess in town!

Though already considered fashion royalty by most standards, supermodel Joan Smalls solidifies her status this month as the star of yet another one of Carine Roitfeld’s breath-taking CR Fashion Book fairytales.  Appearing in the magazine’s latest Spring 2014 issue, Joan joins one of Hollywood’s newest leading men, actor Michael B. Jordan, in an epic three-part fashion story created by Oscar-nominated producer, director and writer, Lee Daniels.

Titled “Lee Daniels’ Fairy Tale Theater: One Girl’s Nightmare in Three Acts,” the editorial twists three of the world’s most beloved fables— Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella— into a high-fashion escapade taking place on the mean streets of New York.  Although the editorial marks Daniels’ first steps into the world of fashion— he’s better known for his work on such films as Precious, Monster Ball and most recently, The Butler— the director weaves a romantic tale featuring designer looks that are most certainly fit for a queen.

We suppose that one girl’s nightmare can very well be our own high-fashion dream!  You can catch a more of Joan and her Prince Charming in the sneak peek below, and don’t miss the full spread in the new issue of CR Fashion Book, now available on newsstands!
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Alessandra and Behati on Their Sexy Swim Style and Bikini-Ready Workouts!

Summer has yet to arrive, but that’s not stopping the Victoria’s Secret Angels from modeling this season’s sexiest new swim looks!

While soaking up the sun atop The London Hotel in West Hollywood on Tuesday, Alessandra Ambrosio and Behati Prinsloo kicked off the brand’s 2014 Swim Collection press day in fitting attire: Alessandra showed off her toned physique in a white halter-style bikini with bright pink and yellow macramé accents and body jewelry by Jacquie Aiche, while Behati kept it casual in mini denim shorts and an ’80s-style floral printed crop top.
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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne Team Up in Burberry’s Newest Fragrance Campaign!

Since taking the modeling scene by storm in 2011, Cara Delevingne has been compared to fellow British model Kate Moss in just about every way possible.  The two supermodels share an affinity for fashion week parties and music festivals, have appeared on shared LOVE magazine covers together, and have even walked in the same runway show.  Yet, believe it or not, these British beauties have never actually shared an editorial or a campaign together—until now!

Earlier this morning, Cara announced via Instagram that both her and Kate have been tapped as the faces of Burberry’s latest and yet-unnamed women’s fragrance shot by Mario Testino.  The scent will not be released until the fall, but thankfully, Cara has already teased us with a behind-the-scenes image of her posing cheek-to-cheek with the great Kate.

“So excited to be doing a new fragrance for @burberry with the beautiful Miss Moss,’ she posted. ‘Shot by @mariotestino watch this space… #katemoss.”

Both have previously worked with the British heritage brand on numerous occasions, although over a decade apart.  Kate appeared in her first Burberry campaign in 1999, scoring numerous campaigns after that, including the Burberry Brit fragrance adverts.  Meanwhile, Cara has been able to credit Burberry with providing her first big break into the world of fashion when chief creative officer Christopher Bailey picked her to star in the Spring/Summer 2011 Burberry Prorsum campaign alongside Eddie Redmayne.  She later became the face of the brand’s Body Tender Fragrance.

Further details about the campaign have yet to be unveiled, but judging this stunning sneak peek, we feel confident in saying that this is going to be one for the ages!

Modelinia AM Reads: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Top Model?

Last night in New York the 2014 CFDA nominees were announced, with a strong line up of fashion’s heavy weights.  See the full list of all-star nominees here: ~ WWD

Lily Allen has misplaced her Chanel Couture wedding dress, valued at £200,000! Does the old rule “finders keepers, losers weepers” still apply? ~ Telegraph

A little less than a year after launch, Tamara Mellon is adding e-commerce to the flagship website of her namesake label, making her products — ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes — available directly to customers for the first time! ~ Fashionista

When fashion critic Suzy Menkes left her post at the International New York Times after 26 years, she also left behind a very big pair of shoes.  Those shoes we now know, will be filled by Financial Times fashion editor Vanessa Friedman.  No pressure! ~ WWD

In his first interview since being appointed creative director of Louis Vuitton, fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière talks to Vanity Fair about his career in fashion and his first collection for the 160-year-old fashion house. ~ Vanity Fair

Comme des Garçons just got lucky – or did we? – because Pharrell Williams has signed up to a unisex scent collaboration with the Japanese fashion house that is known for some seriously amazing fragrances! ~ Telegraph

Lena Dunham may be striking a fierce pose on the cover of Glamour magazine’s April issue, but the Girls actress swears she feels “prettier with a naked face and ChapStick.” ~ Glamour

What does it take to be a top model?  The Face coaches Lydia Hearst and Anne V reveals their best modeling advice and the qualities that go into becoming the face of an international brand! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week!

Gisele Bündchen shares a steamy behind-the-scenes pic of her latest shoot, Karlie Kloss enjoys a moment of zen, Cara Delevingne swaps hair with the Kaiser and more in today’s Model Twitpics!

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Naomi Campbell Reveals a Supermodel Reunion is in the Works!

The original supers are uniting, and it feels so good!

In an appearance on CBS This Morning to promote her new season of The Face, supermodel coach Naomi Campbell caused waves of excitement throughout our office by hinting at a secret project that she says will reunite her with some of her fellow original supermodels—i.e. Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss— in a few weeks.

“We’re working with each other in a few weeks, which is like a big reunion when it happens, ” said Naomi. Though she wouldn’t reveal why they were reuniting or where, she did say it would be taking place at  ”a very nice, sunny, warm place on the water.”

When asked about her role as a supermodel, and how it has changed over the years, Naomi admit, “I came up with a great group of ladies, and I don’t think you’ll ever get a group of us like that together ever again.  You may get one here, one there, one there, but as a whole, you’ll never get it again.”

Supermodel talk aside, Naomi did also reveal one other surprising career ambition.  ”I would love to do Saturday Night Live,” she told Gayle King.  ”I think sense of humor is the best thing in the world. To make fun of yourself.  To be another character. And you can always say, ‘I was just acting. It wasn’t me.’”

While you can’t watch Naomi on SNL just yet (seriously, who do call to make that happen?), you can catch her every Wednesday night on The Face airing at 10/9c on Oxygen— don’t miss out!

Put A Bow On It

There’s no escaping the bow trend this season. Whether adorning a dress, tied in your hair, or cinched around the waist, the inherently sweet motif is finding its way into a bevy of designer looks this season, erasing all preconceptions of grade school dressing.

Take Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for example, who showed us a sexier side of the bow on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards in London last month. The iridescent Saint Laurent tiger print mini dress was cinched at the waist with a neat black bow, providing a touch of femininity to the model’s otherwise sultry ensemble. Fellow British beauty, Poppy Delevingne has also made good use of the charming accessory, sporting a ribbon bow in her hair at the Anya Hindmarch show at London Fashion Week.

On the flip side, dainty accessories can sometimes look their most modern when placed askew. Designers like Roksanda offered a contemporary interpretation of the trend in its most recent collection consisting of oversized black neoprene bows with sharp edges secured in a simple pony. The rigid look is neither flouncy nor whimsical, but rather a sophisticated take on the typically “girly” accessory. And, for that punk-meets-princess vibe, look no further than runway favorites Lindsey Wixon and Sasha Luss, who appear in Chanel’s S/S 2014 Campaign wearing bows embellished with tiny pearls. Tres chic!

So, the next time your pulling on a pair of your favorite boyfriend jeans, try adding a bow for a touch of femininity. Just be sure to keep it simple so as to avoid looking too fussy or over styled- it’s meant to look effortless and cool. Start by polishing up your ribbon tying skills and start shopping some bow-adorned pieces for a model-inspired look in the slideshow below!

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Lara Lands Bazaar!

Someone’s on a winning streak, and we totally called it!

Hot off of the release of her March Vogue Paris cover, Lara Stone is set to take over the newsstands once again this month as the star of Harper’s Bazaar’s April issue!  Shot by Daniel Jackson, the supermodel — and now super mother— proves that she is in fact fashion’s latest ‘obsession’ as she shifts effortlessly through a mix of spring looks from the likes of Michel Kors, Gucci and Roberto Cavalli, styled by Julia von Boehm.

The cover comes at an exciting time for the Dutch beauty, who turned 30 in December— though she admits to only being able to say her age out loud for a few week now.  ’I. Am. 30,’ ” says Lara in her interview with Derek Blasberg. “Maybe I have age dysmorphia. I know I’m young, but I feel so old.”

Of course, the reality of the situation is that Lara’s allure has perhaps, never been stronger.  We think Riccardo Tisci says is best, calling her a “Gothic Brigitte Bardot” — a role she’s played in countless other fashion editorials and cover shoots in the past.  As of late, you’ll find her famous pout and gap-toothed beauty being put to good use in L’Oreal’s new spring adverts— her first as a brand ambassador, joining the likes of Christy Turlington and Liya Kebede.  Not too shabby for a model who didn’t see her big break until the age of 22— a late start by industry standards.

“When I stop and think about it—which I don’t do very often—I think, This doesn’t make any sense,” says Lara of success. “I look around and see thousands of girls who could have had this career.”  There could only ever be one Lara Stone though, and we for one are beyond excited to see the beautiful blonde back in all of her glory this month!

To see Lara’s full interview and cover shoot, head over to Harper’s Bazaar online, and pick up a copy of the April issue on newsstands March 25.