American Beauty: The One Beauty Trend You Need to Embrace This Fourth of July

Believe it or not, the Fourth of July is upon us, which means a full weekend  of sun-drenched pool, beach and BBQ parties.  In the spirit of the holiday, you’re likely obsessing over which red, white and blue ensemble you’re going to wear for the firework celebrations, but let’s not forget, there’s an easier way to give your look a patriotic pick-me-up and it stars with the eyes.

Blue eye makeup: it’s a trend we’ve referenced quite a bit already this season, and for good reason!  The look, once linked solely to the image of tacky ’80s prom makeup, has since experienced a high fashion revival of sorts, popping up on the lids of a number of famous model faces both on and off the runway.  From navy eye shadows, to electric liners and cobalt mascaras, the models have tried (and perfected we might add) nearly every variation of the trend that we can think of, providing no shortage of beautiful blue eye looks to copy at home.  And now, with Independence Day just around the corner, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate occasion to finally give our kohl pencils a rest and test out any one of these Fourth of July-ready looks. Below, we’ve rounded up three of the easiest, model-approved ways to wear blue eye makeup just in time for the long holiday weekend ahead.  Score our editors’ tips and product picks after the jump!

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Cara Delevingne Skipped Glastonbury to ‘Plot Her Own Singing Career’

In addition to the absence of Kate Moss, you may have noticed that Cara Delevingne was also surprisingly missing from this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.  Like Kate though, it appears to have been for good reason.

The 21-year-old is said to have swapped the muddy Somerset fields in favor of “plotting her own singing career” with a meeting at Simon Cowell’s London offices.  But while Cowell himself might not have been on hand to dole out any words of wisdom to the aspiring performer due to a busy X Factor schedule, his long-time friend and collaborator Sinitta was apparently happy to step in.

“It is a top secret project, but it is true; I’m helping her as a mentor,” the singer told a reporter from the Daily Mail.

While the details surrounding Cara’s latest ‘secret project’ have yet to be revealed, the model has often spoke of her desire to be known more as an actress and singer than ‘just a model.’  Previously, Cara has showcased her soulful vocals on an acoustic track with British singer/songwriter Will Heard, and at just 16 years old, recorded a selection of demo songs with Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller.  Sounds like the making of true musician, no?

 

Model Behavior: Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell Are Having the Most Glamourous Vaca Ever!

Though she’s become something of a poster child for the annual Glastonbury music festival, Kate Moss was surprisingly a no show at the muddied fields this weekend instead, skipping town in favor of that other famous summer model hotspot: Ibiza!

The supermodel joined her bestie Naomi Campbell and a small group of pals— including famed fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and Kate’s husband Jamie Hince — in the Balearics, where they spent the weekend soaking up the sun in style.

The party reportedly kicked off on Saturday when the glamourous girls were pictured sunbathing on Cala Bassa beach in matching black bikinis.  For her part, Naomi looked incredible, donning a two-piece Dolce & Gabbana coin-print design and a crocheted sun dress, while Kate opted for a simple black bandeau style and Wayfayer shades.

After wading in the water for a bit, Kate and co. were said to have hit the cabana, where she and Naomi could be seen giggling and sipping on champagne.   Naomi also shared a stunning photo of her and Kate on Instagram while lounging in a pool with the hashtag “#SummerGaze.”

Following the quality beach time with BFF, Kate made sure to sneak in some one-on-one time with her hubby on Sunday, stepping out for a casual dinner at one of the local restaurants.  Having sported a string bikini and a printed pajama top (of her own Topshop design, of course) as her cover up for most of the day, Kate opted for a breezy ankle-length summer dress paired with a black fringe shoulder bag, black studded sandals and minimal accessories.

No doubt, Kate and Naomi are relishing having a little ‘R & R’ in Ibiza this week.  Following the launch of her latest capsule collection for Topshop in late April, Kate has since been hard at work racking up campaigns for Kerastase, Burberry fragrance and Eleven Paris.  Meanwhile, Naomi is planning to use her fashion expertise to launch her own fashion line saying, “I’ve been approached by a few brands to design a line for them. It’s something that interests me, and I’m in negotiations.”

See more from Kate and Naomi’s glamourous Ibiza getaway after the jump!
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Modelinia AM Reads: Step Up Your Summer Workout With Martha Hunt’s High-Intensity Workout

And the bride wore… Carolina Herrera!  Former reality star turned style maven Olivia Palermo married her German model fiance Johannes Huebl in an intimate civil ceremony in upstate New York on Sunday.  As expected, the bride looked stunning! ~ E! Online

It’s one of the most anticipated events on the festival (and street style) calendar, and this year’s Glastonbury certainly didn’t disappointed. From Cressida Bonas to Alexa Chung and Rita Ora, here’s the full look at this weekend’s best-dressed stars: ~ Grazia UK

Last week, Chanel took its Paris-Dallas 2013/14 Métiers d’Art collection and a handful of fashion VIPS to Aspen for the opening of its first pop-up shop.  If that alone doesn’t turn you green with envy, just wait until you see the most FOMO-inducing Instagrams from the boutique launch. ~ Styleite

All hail the return of the bodysuit!  A new generation of women is coming around to the problem-solving power of the sleek piece.  Will you embrace the one-piece? ~ Wall Street Journal

The results are in! Following April’s Instagram model search contest, Marc by Marc Jacobs has finally found its cast of real-life campaign stars.  ~ WWD

Net-a-Porter is moving into sportswear!  The online retailer’s performance-wear category, Net-a-Sporter, is set to launch on July 9 and will include a host of new or niche performance and après-sport brands. ~ Telegraph

Is the jumpsuit fashion’s new moneymaker?  Here’s a look at how the “tricky” garment became a wardrobe staple and more importantly, a sales booster for brands. ~ Fashionista

Looking to tone up fast?  We tried Martha Hunt’s runway-ready workout; here’s everything you need to know about the high-intensity workout. ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week!

The models took to their various social media platforms to give us a taste of what they’ve been up to recently, and trust us – you don’t want to miss out on these snaps!  From debuting new hair – we’re looking at you Karlie Kloss; sharing a major #TBT moment with Lady Gaga like Anne V, and hanging out at the Google I/O – how’d you swing that Bar Refaeli?; it was clearly a busy week in the lives of our favorite models.  For these and other amazing shots, check out today’s Model Twitpics of the Week!


See the full slideshow on modelinia.com

Kendall Jenner Covers Love

It’s Kendall Jenner’s world, and we’re just living in it!  The reality star turned model has just scored one of the covers for issue 12 of Love Magazine.  The cover announcement comes as no surprise – Love editor and stylist Katie Grand was so taken by Jenner that she cast her in some of the hottest fashion shows last season, we’re talking Marc Jacobs and Giles, and even let her take over the Love Instagram account in February.

 

While it may not be a surprise that Jenner landed the cover, called “American Girl” and featuring the young model wearing a hood of sorts, it adds another accolade to her already impressive resume, which also boasts her starring in the Givenchy fall ad campaigns.  While her sister Kim Kardashian may have been on the cover of Vogue first – we think that Kendall may not be that far behind her!

Look of the Week: Behati Prinsloo is Pre-Wedding Chic in Dior

Adam Levine may play the role of Keira Knightley’s ex-boyfriend in the new film Begin Again, but his real life leading lady (and soon to be bride!) is Namibian supermodel Behati Prinsloo.  The two stepped out on Wednesday night to attend the premiere of the film in New York, and while the movie got rave reviews, we can’t imagine why anyone would want to discuss the film when Behati’s outfit clearly stole the show!

While her soon-to-be husband was featured in the movie, Behati stole the show in an head-turning red sleeveless Dior shift dress with a plunging neckline.  The future Mrs. Levine finished off her stunning look with patterned pumps, a boxy black clutch, and a stunning beauty look which consisted of her hair twisted back into a ponytail and a smudge of smoky eyeliner.  Given her recent red carpet looks, we for one can’t wait to see what she walks down the aisle in!

Top Models Take Over New York’s Newest Hotspot

*Photos courtesy of Scott Lipps

Cue the birthday fanfare!

Yesterday, Czech beauty Linda Vojtova celebrated her 28th birthday and clearly, it was quite the A-list celebration! According to our sources, the blonde stunner, who famously won the acclaimed Elite Model Look contest in 2000, was surprised with a private birthday bash hosted by Jamison Earnest at New York City’s new hotspot Beautique on Thursday night, where she was joined by a host of gorgeous model faces.  Fashion Week favorites including Alana Bunte and designer Erin Featherston were said to have been mingling with guests throughout the night, as did One Mangement‘s Scott Lipps. Additionally, model Rianne Ten Haken, Kat Benzova, and Bon Jovi guitarist David Bryan were all said to be on hand for the fete, which continued well into the night.

Linda, also known as ‘Baby Gisele’ for her doppelgänger looks, has previously appeared on international editions of Vogue, Elle and Glamour magazine, and is well known for her collaborations with Austrian lingerie brand Palmers, Victoria’s Secret, Max Mara, Giorgio Armani, La Perla and Diesel.

Get the inside look at Linda V’s top model birthday affair after the jump!
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