A Moment of Zen With Alyssa Miller

If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest in health and wellness trends among the fashion crowd, allow up to fill you in: these days, it’s all about TM.  That’s Transcendental Meditation, the spiritual practice that’s on the rise as of late, capturing the attention of such notables as Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein’s Italo Zucchelli, as well as a number of top models.  One such model practitioner in fact, is Alyssa Miller, who recently took her passion for TM to a new level following a design collaboration with fashion publicist Robyn Berkley and her popular activewear line, Live the Process.

Launching today at Barneys, the luxury capsule collection, with prices ranging from $105 to $170, is comprised of a range of meditation-ready pieces, including two bra tops, several floral print bottoms, and an exclusive T-shirt designed in association with New York artist Jason Woodside that reads, “Change Begins Within, Live the Process.”  But this is more than just workout gear that Alyssa is toting and of course, modeling here.  With a portion of the proceeds going to the David Lynch Foundation, which gives scholarships to military personnel, survivors of domestic abuse, and schoolchildren so they can learn TM, the beautifully-designed collectoin holds special meaning for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.
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Shop the Models Favorite Strappy Summer Sandals

We’re firm believers that when it comes to summer style, a cute pair of sandals is equally as important as a good pedicure. After all, if you’re baring your toes to the world, why not complement them with a colorful nail polish and fab pair of sandals?

That said— it’s time to say goodbye to those worn down flip flops and take a cue from supermodels Karlie KlossRosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Kate Moss, who’ve been spotted strutting the pavement in trendsetting strappy sandals at just about every price point.

Here are seven flat sandals — read: not flip flops — to keep you comfortably chic throughout the summer!

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The Do’s and Don’ts to Wearing Boyfriend Jeans Like a Top Model

Sure, models and skinny jeans are something of a match made in heaven, but as it turns out, even the leggiest of catwalkers can’t resist a pair of classic boyfriend jeans.  Blame it on the sweltering heat, or the the style’s innate sense 0f cool, but now more than ever it appears that the models are swapping their hip-huggers in favor of the menswear-inspired staple, and inspiring new ways to wear it at that.  Taking a cue from their winning ensembles, we’ve put together a master list of the do’s and don’ts to wearing boyfriend jeans like a top model, because let’s face it, nobody wears them better than these ladies.  Scroll through the photos below and get a jump on slouchy summer style today!
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Modelinia AM Reads: The One Model-Approved Instagram Account You NEED to Follow

Get ready, because you’re about to see Karl Lagerfeld as you’ve never seen him before!  For his latest collaboration, the Chanel designer has teamed up with American toy giant Mattel Inc. on a limited-edition Barbie doll dressed ini his likeness. ~ WWD

On Wednesday evening, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund announced the names of this year’s 10 finalists, including Wes Gordon, Edie Parker and Tanya Taylor among others. ~ WWD

Fast fashion retailer Zara is about to get even faster. The company is implementing a microprocessor-based tagging system that will allow items to be tracked from the factory to point of sale. ~ Telegraph

It’s official: scrunchies are no longer a relic of the past.  The favorite accessory of the ’80s and ’90s is back (or so claims the New York Times), and this time it’s 100 percent grown-up approved. ~ New York Times

Rent The Runway fans, rejoice!  The fashion rental service is set to unveil Rent the Runway Unlimited: a Netflix-like monthly subscription that enables members to lease everyday clothes by mail until style trends shift. ~ Fortune

Although the summer may be young, this year has already seen an unstoppable rise in the “Insta-Wedding”, where it’s de rigueur to share everything from the engagement to the ceremony and the morning after.  Here, Vogue - with a little help from Poppy Delevingne, Olivia Palermo, Caroline Sieber and Fearne Cotton - shows you how it’s done. ~ Vogue UK

We recently asked several of our favorite top models to dish on their favorite Instagram accounts, revealing a number of social media surprises. Can you guess the one Instagram account Gigi HadidConstance JablonskiMagdalena Frackowiak and Karen Elson all follow? ~ Modelinia

Kate Upton Enjoys a Bikini Break With On-Again Boyfriend Justin Verlander

If it wasn’t clear before where Kate Upton and her ex-boyfriend Justin Verlander stood, these latest photos will most certainly clear things up.

The supermodel and the Detroit Tiger pitcher looked well and truly back on as they were spotted enjoying a romantic vacation together in Cancun, Mexico earlier this week.  As expected, Kate looked every bit the cover girl while soaking up the sun in an itty bitty bikini paired with her go-to Ray-Ban shades.  Like most other men out there, Justin could hardly keep his eyes off of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, stopping to check out the blonde beauty’s err, assets on numerous occasions.

As you might recall, the two were first linked in July 2012, although the relationship soon fizzled, as the pair was said to have split by January 2013 .  More recently, the supermodel was said to have been dating ”Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but after nearly six months of dating, the two reportedly called it quits in December.  Since then, Kate and Justin have been seen out together on numerous occasions, including a Phillidelphia Flyers hockey game back in January, and most recently, out on a lunch date in Chicago, where Kate was said to have celebrated her 22nd birthday.

Check out the photos below for more on Kate and Justin’s romantic summer getaway!
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A Day in the Life of a Supermodel in Ibiza

Ibiza, the tiny Balearic island off the coast of Spain, is known for its pristine beaches and many (in)famous clubs that open in June and close in October.  Along with these accolades, Ibiza has long been known as a favorite hideout among the supermodel set – were talking Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Bar Refaeli and others.  And while we all can’t be supermodels, we CAN vacation like one.  Here, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest beaches, restaurants, clubs, and hotels so we can imagine what a day in the life of a supermodel in Ibiza is like!
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Spotted! Fashion BFFs Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift Are Now Coordinating Their Style

Our favorite celebrity BFFs Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss had another girl-bonding moment while grabbing lunch in New York City this week, and if you ask us, it may have just been one of their most stylish outings yet!

In addition to color coordinating their relaxed off-duty ensembles for brunch at Sarabeth’s in New York City, the two besties also went so far as to match their handbags, opting for two black leather styles by Dolce & Gabbana.  For her part, Karlie looked effortlessly stylish pairing the Italian house’s Sicily tote with a pair of white denim jeans and grey tee, while Taylor showed off her runway-ready legs in a pair of Black Orchid cutoffs, a backless  Theyskens Theory sweater top, Prada pumps, and the brand’s Agata structured handbag.  Perhaps it’s true what they say: the friends that dress together, stay together.

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Modelinia AM Reads: Shop Kendall Jenner’s Perfect Parisian Street Style

A fashion blogger who allegedly claimed to be Johnny Depp‘s stylist has been charged with identity theft and grand larceny after taking almost $10,000-worth of clothes from several New York stores under false pretenses. ~ Vogue UK 

Hot on the heels of Giancarlo Giammetti’s “Private,” Valentino Garavani will release his own lavish photo tome, “Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table,” showcasing the designer’s extravagant lifestyle, style of entertaining (think mega-yachts) and general appreciation for beauty. ~ WWD

Speaking of exciting new books, Vogue editor Hamish Bowles is lending his insider view to a new book entitled, “Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art — Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People.” The expansive tome will focus on the exhibitions from 2001′s “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years” through this year’s “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” and will be available come September. ~ WWD

Have you measured your feel lately?  Well, you should!  According to a new study, more than a third of men and nearly half of all women are buying shoes that don’t fit, causing them some kind of uncomfortable foot pain. ~ Wall Street Journal

So as it turns out, Kim Kardashian may be something of a tech genius. Ok, not really, but her new mobile video is a certified hit, after taking the number two spot on Apple Inc.’s list of the year’s most-downloaded free-to-play games. ~ Bloomberg

Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson dressed in moustaches and men’s Adidas tracksuits for Jenny Lewis’s latest video, and yeah, it’s perfect. Who knew K-Stew made such an awesome dude? ~ Nylon

Kate Spade New York is taking its bows to the beach with the launch of its first swimswear collection in conjunction with Swimwear Anywhere.  The cruise 2015 collection will feature some 70 pieces, including 52 mix-and-match separates, a range of one-pieces suits, and cover-ups.  ~ WWD

Just hours ahead of her Chanel couture debutKendall Jenner was spotted strolling the French boulevards in a model off-duty look that married casual, all-American pieces with a classic Parisian flare.  Shop the up-and-comers elegant street style look or less here: ~ Modelinia