Modelinia AM Reads: Ming Xi Reveals Her Runway-Ready Beauty Tips and Style Obsessions

A search for a new creative director is under way at Gucci.  The brand’s husband-and-wife team — Frida Giannini and Patrizio di Marco — are departing the company after six years at the helm, says parent company Kering. Giannini, who has served as creative director, will leave after Gucci’s show in Milan on February 25, while CEO di Marco is slated to depart on January 1. ~ WWD

Last night in Beverly Hills, Rihanna threw her first-ever Diamond Ball — attended by Kim Kardashian and Brad Pitt, among others — where she took an unexpectedly elegant route by wearing not one but two ultra-glam ball gowns courtesy of Zac Posen. Looks like Riri may know a thing or two about black tie attire after all. ~ The Cut

Warning: major cuteness lies ahead! For its latest ad campaign, Mansur Gavriel tapped a couple of goofy, slow-moving sloths to pose alongside its collection of coveted totes, backpacks and of course that famous bucket bag.  Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t long before the sloths got tired of their new modeling gig, forcing Mansur Gavriel to replace them with a baby kangaroo, a tiny hedgehog, a few birds and a chameleon.  The results are truly heart-warming! ~ WhoWhatWear

Beyoncé has released a retrospective short film today, celebrating a year since the launch of her self-titled surprise album. In the 12-minute long video, entitled Yours And Mine, the singer opens up about a variety of subjects from her upbringing to fame and feminism, while also taking the opportunity to reaffirm her feelings on marriage and motherhood, marking a whole new level of candidness for Queen Bey. ~ Vogue UK

Dita Von Teese and Christian Louboutin have teamed up on a lingerie capsule collection. The burlesque star and the shoe designer have created a seven-piece line in limited edition sold exclusively on Glamuse.com, a lingerie e-tailer. ~ WWD

In addition to traveling to London to witness this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, we were also lucky enough to catch up with Chinese supermodel Ming Xi backstage at the show where we quizzed her about her latest skincare obsessions and tips to creating the perfect street style look.  Find out what Ming has to say on all of that and more in our exclusive interview! ~ Modelinia

The Victoria’s Secret Models’s Guide for Smooth, Sexy Skin All Winter Long

Victoria’s Secret models may have hit the genetic jackpot, but even they don’t wake up with flawless skin and photo-ready hair (shocking, we know). They do however have access to the best tips and products from all around the world, making them beauty experts in their own right.  And with the worst of winter still ahead of us, you can bet we can use all the tips we can get!  So in the spirit of banishing dry, dull winter skin once and for all, we caught up with a few of the Victoria’s Secret Angels and asked them to spill their tips to achieving smooth, radiant skin during the coldest of months.  Scroll through the slideshow below for winter skincare tips from Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Jourdan Dunn and others and say “so long” to winter skin…for GOOD!

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Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift Deck the Halls of Gigi Hadid’s Apartment

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Models, they’re just like us! Come the first snow of the season they’re grabbing their besties and kicking off the holiday season in style.

In this case, we’re referring to Gigi Hadid, who enlisted the help of her BFFs, Kendall Jenner  and Taylor Swift, to help decorate her New York City apartment just in time for the holiday season. Captured in a festive video posted to Gigi’s Instagram page on Wednesday, the stylish trio can be seen stringing lights throughout the living room before celebrating with a group hug. Read the rest of this entry »

Alessandra Ambrosio Outshines Kim Kardashian in the Sexiest Black Tie Dress of All Time

They say if you’ve got it, flaunt it, and well, Alessandra Ambrosio has most definitely got it!

Hot off her turn on the the Victorias’ Secret runway, the 33-year-old Brazilian proved why she’s one of the most in-demand models on the planet when she attended the 19th annual ACRIA Dinner at Skylight Modern on New York on Wednesday. Dressed in a super-steamy Alexandre Vauthier gown that had a wide cut from floor to hip and an open back, Alessandra had no problem stealing the spotlight from that night’s other famous attendee: Kim Kardashian.  Though she’s definitely no stranger to overtly sexy dresses, this latest look feels like hers sultriest yet.  Perhaps it’s because instead of cutouts covered by sheer fabric or a mini that shows off her endless legs, this is leaving wide, unexpected sections of her figure exposed. Add that to her perfectly tousled beach waves and dramatic smokey eye and it’s easy to see how Kim K. didn’t stand a chance in the red carpet runnings.

Can’t get enough Alessandra? Scroll through the slideshow below for a look at her in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and that show-stopping Dream Angels Fantasy Bra!

 


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It’s Official: Toni Garrn and Leonardo DiCaprio Have Called It Quits

Fellas, rejoice— Toni Garrn is officially back on the market!

According to Us Weekly, the German supermodel and her Hollywood boyfriend of more than a year, Leonardo Dicaprio, have officially called it quits.  The couple has been privately dating since May 2013, never walking a red carpet together. The split comes after several reports that The Wolf of Wall Street actor left a Miami nightclub over the weekend with 20 women. Toni however, was not seen as Leonardo celebrated the closing of Art Basel Miami with pals, including oil heir Brandon Davis and actor Toby Maguire at the pop-up version of 1 Oak at Rec Room.

The couple, who met at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, have been photographed on numerous exotic getaways throughout the year, including trips to Ibiza, Cabo San Lucas, and Saint Tropez. The Victoria’s Secret model did however skip out on the actor’s 40th birthday bash with pals Adam Levine and Jonah Hill last month, leading to speculation on social media.  Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: Meet the Husbands and Boyfriends Behind Victoria’s Secret’s Top Models

‘Tis the season— award season, that is! The nominations for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards were announced bright and early this morning, naming ”Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “Fargo,” and “True Detective” among this year’s top contenders.  See the full of nominees here! ~ Golden Globes

Cara Delevingne and her eyebrows are finally getting the wax statue treatment they deserve. She will be among those featured in Paris wax museum Grévin’s forthcoming fashion section, as well as Ines de la Fressange and Coco Rocha. ~ WWD

John Galliano’s first collection for Maison Martin Margiela is coming sooner than we thought! The former creative head of Dior will show his first couture collection for the house on January 12, WWD reports. And, in a break from tradition, it’ll be held in London instead of Paris, which he says is a nod to his “formative years.” ~ WWD

Sorry, Kim Kardashian, but it doesn’t sound like Pippa Middleton approves of your now infamous Paper magazine photo shoot. The younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge penned a column for The Spectator (via People) where she compared her famous bum moment to Kim’s Internet-breaking stunt. Let’s just say, Pip has some important questions for Kim K. ~ Daily Mail

If the reports are true, Keira Knightley may soon be busting out the Chanel maternity wear!  Page Six claims that the British actress and husband James Righton are expecting their first child just one year after tying the knot. ~ Page Six

After witnessing so many of the Victoria’s Secret models’s boyfriends and husbands supporting their model loves from the front row at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, we felt it was high time we paid tribute to the men behind the supermodels.  From the long-time married couples, to the young romances, here’s a look at the handsome men of VS. ~ Modelinia

Kendall and Cara Didn’t Walk in the VS Fashion Show, But They Did Watch It (With Taylor Swift!)

Ok, so as we all very well know by now, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner did not walk in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  Rather, they chose to make headlines in another one of the year’s most-anticipated fashion shows: Chanel’s Metiers d’Art show held on the same day in Salzburg, Austria.  So, surely you can imagine our surprise on Tuesday night, when we caught sight of both girls partying with the Victoria’s Secret Angels at the official viewing party being held at New York’s Highline Stages!

Now, to be fair, the power duo did show up towards the end of the party and remain relatively incognito throughout. Were they in the neighborhood and just popping by to say ‘hi’ to their pal Taylor Swift, who was also rubbing elbows with the Angels that night? Were they going to cheer on their almost co-stars? There was no way of telling.  What we do know however, is that the models proceeded to join several of the models— Behati Prinsloo included—back at Swift’s apartment.  The supermodels reportedly left Wednesday morning when they traveled back to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s new apartment in the big apple.  As to what they talked about, that remains a mystery. At least we have these adorbs Instagram photos to ogle over…

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The Ultimate Victoria’s Secret Model Workout Playlist

As you must know by now, the weeks leading up to the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show are a whirlwind of pilates classes, strength-training exercises, and never-ending cardio sessions for the genetically-blessed beings otherwise known as the Victoria’s Secret Angels.  What you may not know though, is that like you, the Angels crave awesome tunes when they’re gearing up for a workout.  Luckily for you, we’ve tracked down some of the show’s biggest stars to share their favorite workout songs to help get you up and moving.  Scroll below and prepare yourself for a whole new Spotify list to take to the gym!

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