This Striking Beauty Trend Just Got the SI Swimsuit Models’ Seal of Approval

Once again, models are giving us the confidence to experiment with bold, new beauty trends!

 After first taking note of the white eyeliner trend on the Spring 2014 runways back in September, we were reminded of its intrigue once again at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beach House party in New York on Tuesday. Rookies Bregje Heinen and Chanel Iman won our attention on the red carpet with these bright eye looks, achieved simply by drawing a clean white line across their bottom lash lines.  Former cover girl Irina Shayk also appeared to be embracing the striking eye look, demonstrating a softer approach by applying white liner to just the inside corners of her eyes for that added pop.

Of course, the use of white eyeliner is actually a tried-and-true beauty trick that beauty professionals have been using for years to help draw light into the eye, thus creating an instant brightening effect.  In theory, a monochromatic eye lacks dimension and would appear unflattering, but in practice these girls show us a striking, modern approach to the eye brightening technique that is unconventionally cool and more-importantly, red carpet worthy. So put away the boring brown and black pencils and brighten up your beauty routine with this white haute look now approved by the world’s most beautiful women!

Scroll through the slideshow below for even more ways to embrace this season’s new white eye beauty look:

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Kate Upton Rejoins the SI Team at LIV Nightclub in Miami

After missing Tuesday’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit party in New york City, Kate Upton resurfaced in Miami on Wednesday night, joining her fellow cover stars and Swimsuit models on the red carpet at the LIV Nightclub party hosted by NFL star Richard Sherman at the Fontainebleau hotel.

The three-time cover model and master of ‘zero gravity modeling’ — yeah, we’re pretty sure she’s made that into a thing now— pulled out at all of the stops for the main event, rocking a sexy LBD and white strappy sandals.  Not to be outdone, Anne V put her flawless bikini figure on display in a stunning black mini dress featuring sheer arms and side panels teamed with a smoldering smokey eye look.

Meanwhile, we can thank cover girls Nina AgdalLily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen for adding a bright pop of color (and a smidgen of print) to the red carpet.  The Victoria’s Secret Angel looked sexier than ever in a bright orange Calvin Klein zip-up bra top paired with a matching high-waisted skirt.  Chrissy took a similar approach, modeling a coordinated turquoise and pale pink ensemble, while Nina went old school in a slinky polka dot number.  And top knot lovers take note— Nina got it right pairing her sleek updo with long lashes and a classic red lip.

The Swimsuit fun has only just begun for these lovely ladies.  As we await the next stop of the SI party tour, take a look at the model’s Miami party looks in the slideshow below!


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Cara Carries Karl Lagerfeld Down the Runway at Fendi

Camera-mounted drones weren’t the only things creating some buzz in Milan today.

Fashion’s favorite social media model Cara Delevingne was a part of fashion history once again this morning, opening the Fendi Fall 2014 show— the first ever fashion show to allow viewers to watch live online through the eyes of flying drones— wearing a sleek, fur-hooded coat, carrying a structured white handbag in one hand and, between the tips of her left thumb and pointer finger, a miniature doll version of the brand’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld.  After the show, Cara tweeted an Instagram picture of the toy and the real Karl with the caption: “With the one and only @karllagerfeld and his mini me  #doubletrouble.”

Speaking of double trouble, Karl wasn’t the only one that was spotted paling around with the famous catwalker today.  Ahead of the show, Cara received a special visit from her partner in crime Michelle Rodriguez, who kept the model entertained as she got her hair and makeup done backstage.  The two were last seen leaving the Elle Style Awards together on Tuesday night, where Cara had the honor of presenting Pharrell Williams with the award for ‘International Recording Artist of the Year.’

Sadly, today’s turn on the catwalk will be Cara’s only runway appearance in Milan this week, as she was booked as a Fendi exclusive.  But never fear, the British beauty will be back at it in Paris next week, returning to the Chanel runway, albeit without the company of her fuzzy Karl doll— at least we think.

Modelinia AM Reads: The 5 Models You Need to Follow on Twitter STAT!

Facebook announced Wednesday its acquisition of the popular texting service WhatsApp for a staggering $16 billion total. But is the messaging app really worth that much? ~ PopSugar

We may still be in the thick of Award Season, but we’ve got festival season on the brain this morning!  Bonaroo announced its 2014 lineup on Wednesday evening, naming Kanye West, Elton John and Jack White among this year’s headlining acts! ~ Billboard

Can’t stop thinking about Alexander Wang’s new “thermo-reactive” Fall ’14 coats?  You’re in luck, the color-changing coat is now available for pre-order on Moda Operandi, but be warned, it’ll cost you! ~ Vogue UK

Like the Grammys, it appears that the Brit Awards also has its fair share of err, interesting celebrity outfits.  From Jesse J. to Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding, here’s a look at some of the most outrageous outfits to hit the red carpet last night! ~ Huffington Post

Could a final Sex and the City film be in the works? The film’s executive producer, Michael Patrick King, has suggested that “there’s one story left” for the fabulous foursome! ~ Entertainment Weekly

Maison Martin Margiela is expanding its design footprint… with wallpaper. Yeah, we didn’t see that one coming either. ~ WWD

Here at Modelinia, we spend a lot of time on Twitter, so naturally, we’ve developed a short list of top model tweeters.  Here, we pay tribute to the five social media savvy models who always keep us coming back for more! ~ Modelinia


Kate Moss’ Star(Dust) Moment at the 2014 Brit Awards

For those of you who don’t know, the Brit Awards are a essentially the UK’s answer to the United States’ Grammy Awards.  And like the Grammy Awards, the models are never too far from sight— a fact that held especially true in London tonight.

While we were already thoroughly entertained by a sequin-clad Beyonce, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” performance and  that forever lovable Harry Styles, we nearly fell out of our chair when Kate Moss took to the stage.  Mossy singing live? No not quite— but the supermodel was there to accept an award from Noel Gallagher on behalf of her dear friend David Bowie.  As his “representative on earth” Kate walked to the stage looking as cool as ever wearing Bowie’s original Ziggy Stardust costume – first worn by the icon at his 1972 Rainbow Concert.  If that weren’t enough, the 40-year-old stunner then went on to read a message from the ‘Thin White Duke’ himself, ending the speech by saying “Scotland stay with us.”

As you might recall, this isn’t the first time Kate has paid tribute to the legendary singer.  In 2003, the supermodel emulated Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album for the cover of Vogue UK’s May issue, posing in his iconic red and blue lightning bolt makeup and his Seventies mullet hair ‘do.  Again in 2012, Kate dressed as Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust, this time gracing the December/January cover of Vogue Paris.

We’d like to congratulate Mr. Bowie on his big win tonight, but more importantly, we’d like to thank him for giving us a Moss moment to remember!


Chrissy Holding Things

*Photos via Twitter

Chrissy Teigen has been caught in a whirlwind of events and parties since the announcement of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2014 cover, which is why we’re wondering how she’s holding up everything (and everyone). In case you’ve been living under a rock (without access to the internet or social media), the model meme went viral when Teigen discovered a photoshopped image of herself holding onto the nipples of a male swimmer on the side of a bus. She found it hilarious and quickly solicited the twittersphere asking anyone who was bored with basic photoshop skills to make her laugh with their own creations. And so began #chrissyholdingthings. From John Legend’s microphone to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Chrissy is holding up things all over the place. You can check out Chrissy’s twitter to see the full collection, but in the “memetime”, here are some of her highlights that we hope will inspire some future original works.



Anne V Gets Back into Her Bikini Ahead of Tonight’s SI Swimsuit Party

If you’ve yet to pick up a copy of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, allow us to show you what you’ve been missing.

Just hours after turning heads on the red carpet at the SI Swimsuit Beach House party in New York on Tuesday night, supermodel Anne V was back in her bikini in Miami this afternoon, showing off her perfectly toned body on the beach just outside the Fontainebleau Hotel.

To be honest, if we didn’t know any better, we would have guessed we were looking at a photo of Anne’s latest SI spread.  Modeling a racy cut-out black bikini, oversized sunglasses and a simple top knot— not to mention one incredibly taut tummy— the Russian stunner looked ready for her close up as she enjoyed a little fun in the sun ahead of tonight’s main event.  As previously noted, the Swimsuit veteran is set to rejoin the rest of her SI family at the Fontainebleau Hotel later tonight for the second stop on their #SISwim50 party tour.

Of course, we’ll be bringing you more of that coverage tomorrow, but in the meantime we highly suggest pouring over Anne’s most recent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photos in the 50th anniversary issue now available on newsstands!

Suki Waterhouse Wins Model of the Year, Cara Cozies Up to Pharell and More From the 2014 Elle Style Awards

Award season doesn’t pertain to Los Angeles alone.  Following Sunday night’s glamourous BAFTA Awards, the British A-list returned to old London town once again on Tuesday night, this time to honor the fashion elite at the 2014 Elle Style Awards.

Coming in on the heels of London Fashion Week, the annual red carpet affair drew a number of beautiful British catwalkers, including Cara Delevingne— presenting the award for International Recording Artist of the Year to Pharrell Williams— Jourdan Dunn and the model on everyone’s lips that evening, Suki Waterhouse.  The model/actress was the proud recipient of the hotly-contested Model of the Year award, which was presented to her by none other than Arizona Muse.  Suki has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the fashion ranks over the course of the past year, fronting campaigns for Burberry and Sass & Bide, as well as earning significant gains in her acting career.

Still, that wasn’t the only thing Suki was celebrating last night.  Along with the coveted award, the blonde beauty was also toasting to her one-year anniversary with American Hustle actor Bradley Cooper, who she famously met at last year’s Elle Style Awards.

Of course, the British trio weren’t the only ones turning heads on the red carpet.  Supermodel Karolina Kurkova was also on hand last night to present the Fashion Innovator award to Diesel’s Nicola Formichetti, while Barbara Palvin, Chloe Noorgaard, Poppy Delevingne, Daisy Lowe and a pregnant Erin O’Connor joined their fellow celebs in the audience.

Following the event, Suki and her man were seen getting into a taxi on their way to an exclusive after party, while Cara was busy meeting up with her partner in crime, Michelle Rodriguez, to continue the fun at popular central London bar, Firehouse.