Model Confidential: Caroline Brasch Nielsen On Her Ideal Selfie Partner!

It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without Model Confidentials!  All week long, we’ll be making the rounds backstage at some of New York’s most talked-about shows, catching up with a number of our favorite catwalkers.  Check back every day for exclusive model interviews in which we’ll be asking the girls about their beauty secrets, fashion must-haves, social media tips and MORE!

Today’s Model Confidential is with Danish beauty Caroline Brasch Nielsen, who we know from being the face of Marc Jacobs and Valentino.  We sat down with Caroline as she prepared to walk in Alexander Wang’s show where she filled us in on how she finds zen and peace during the chaos of  Fashion Week as well as her favorite drugstore beauty pick! Read the full interview below: Read the rest of this entry »

You Can Now Shop Modelinia’s Favorite NYFW Essentials on Spring!

Sure, we love scrolling through photos of our favorite models rocking the coolest street style looks outside the shows at New York Fashion Week.   But truthfully, it’s even more fun shopping their off-duty staples, especially when it’s being done from the comfort of our own homes. To that end, we’re thrilled to announce today that Modelinia has teamed up with fashion’s most addictive new app, Spring, to bring you a specially curated collection of apparel and accessories inspired by the models’ signature street style looks.  From tried and true favorites like luxe leather jackets and go-anywhere boyfriend jeans, to this season’s hottest trends (backpacks anyone?), we’ve rounded up 22 must-have pieces for your most stylish fashion week yet.  Best of all, you can shop the collection straight from your iPhone via Spring’s easy-to-use shopping platform.
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#NYFW Street Style: Day 5 with Jessica, Alana & Chiharu!

Jessica Stam (Photo courtesy of Models Jam)

Street style in its purest form is meant to look uncomplicated. The effort we may or may not put into our outfits on an average day may vary but there is no question that Fashion Week is an exception. Fashionistas flood the streets to seen and be seen so “peacocking” in our newest threads to be expected. It would be foolish to run the risk of a failed attempt at “blasé-faire” unless you are Jessica Stam who masters the laid back look in a simple pair of pants and flats or Alana Zimmer or Manuela Frey who rock the carefree overall look perfectly.

Chiharu plays with proportions in a cropped tank and high-waisted black pants. To spice up the look, we’re obsessed with her color-blocked tie up oxfords. Stephanie Smith sports the ultimate Sunday uniform in casual shorts, converse kicks and short sleeve shirt and topped it off with a fedora hat. Her Coachella-like style bag and old school loafers add a nice vintage touch. Cindy Bruna and Hamman Imaan rule the black and white theme wit black jeans and over sized white shirts with the only difference their shoes. Agne Konciute showed the first signs of Fall dressing with a over sized infinity scarf to compliment her baggy jeans. Regardless of how much planning went into their street style ensembles their laid back look proves that sometimes less is more. Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: The 20 Models You Should Be a Following on Social Media This Fashion Week!

We knew that an exciting collaboration was afoot between fashion designer Jeremy Scott and his pop-culture poster girl, Miley Cyrus, but we hadn’t wagered on the fine arts being involved. Ever one to incite surprise Miley confirmed to V Magaine that she will be debuting her foray into the art world at Jeremy’s forthcoming New York Fashion Week show by way of a Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele collaboration entitled, Dirty Hippie. ~ Grazia UK

Prepare to have MAJOR coat envy!  Gucci has tapped Kate Moss for a digital short film dedicated to the Jackie Bag, for fall.  While the film successfully made us want to own a Jackie bag, it also has us lusting after Kate’s fabulous coat collection. Watch Kate in action here. Be warned: it’ll make you want to shop. ~ YouTube

New York Fashion Week isn’t just about high-fashion drama inside of the tents, it’s also about the latest venues to see and be seen.  From Michael Kors’s favorite post-show pizza joint to Victoria Beckham and Zac Posen’s go-to after-party venue, here are all of the best spots to eat, drink and pose in your Manolos this New York Fashion Week. ~ E! Online

Gigi Hadid is heading back to school!  Despite being in the midst of New York Fashion Week, the model-of-the-moment is officially back in school as a sophomore at New York City university the New School. When asked if her classmates are impressed with her career, she admit, “I don’t know if they recognize or know who I am. I kind of go to school in, like, a sweatshirt and sweatpants, so they probably just don’t think anything of it.” ~ New York Post

Finally, in other non-NYFW news today, Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their second child.  The british Monarchy confirmed the news via Twitter this morning posting: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.” Congrats to the Duchess! ~ TIME

 From social media supers like Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls, to street style favorites like Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Soo Joo Park, to this season’s crop of fresh faces, we’ve rounded up the top 20 model Instagram accounts you NEED to follow this New York Fashion Week.   Check them out here! ~ Modelinia


5 Things You NEED to Know From NYFW Day 4!

Between the fashion, beauty looks, models and front row celebs, there’s a lot to take note of on the New York Fashion Week runway — and we mean a lot. Needless to say, it’s easy for a piece or two to get lost in the shuffle, let alone entire shows. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s a trend you’ll be wearing all spring long, a notable model, or just a show highlight, these are the must-know moments from today’s runways.
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On the Scene: “Killer Heels” Go On Display at the Brooklyn Museum

Alexander Wang’s Bushwish bash wasn’t the only fashion week party drawing crowds to Brooklyn last night.  Nearby at the Brooklyn Museum, models Marine Nery and a newly brunette Aline Weber joined photographer Zach Gold at the opening of the new “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” exhibit, hosted by W magazine.  The exhibit, which is said to explore “the mystique and transformative power of the elevated shoe and its varied connections to fantasy, power, and identity,” includes more than 160 artfully-crafted historical and contemporary high heels from the seventeenth century through the present, many of which will be familiar to model-obsessed.

In addition to the vast shoe collection, the exhibit also features six short films inspired by high heels that were specifically commissioned for the museum by artists Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, Rashaad Newsome and Gold.
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Get the Beauty Look: Master Alexander Wang’s Slick, Sporty Summer Beauty Look

The humidity outside seemed almost too perfect in light of the looks being created backstage at Alexander Wang on Saturday.

“He wanted to keep an athletic, boyish feel to the makeup,” said Diane Kendal, working with Nars Cosmetics. This season, the makeup artist kept the makeup “strong and energetic,” focusing on clean, moisturized skin paired with accentuated highlighting and contouring to bring out the strength of the girl’s features.”

To start, Kendal evened out the skin tone with NARSSkin Luminous Moisture Cream, Radiant Creamy Concealer and Sheer Glow Foundation for a dewy texture.  She then bleached each model’s eyebrows and brought them back up to blend into each girl’s natural skin tone.  Next, Kendal applied Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Appia to the lashes followed by a swipe of creamy gold shimmer on the lids, which she extended out.  On top of that, she layered Cappadoce Matte Multiple with South Beach Multiple and applied it underneath and on top of the cheekbones, the center of the nose and the top of the eyebrows for definition.  The look was then topped off with a coat of sheer lip balm.
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#NYFW Twitpics Day 4!

It’s Day 4 of New York Fashion Week, which means we are all right in the middle of all the shows, presentations, parties and we couldn’t be more excited about it here at Modelinia!  We scoured the web to bring you the best social media snaps from today, including Harley Viera-Newton getting ready to DJ Giulietta’s S/S ’15 show, Coco Rocha wanting to start a band, and Lily Aldridge sharing some snaps from Prabal Gurung’s show.  To see what other social media snaps we’re loving right now, check out the slideshow for #NYFW Twitpics Day 4!

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