The Models Share Maya Angelou’s Most Inspiring Quotes

Maya Angelou, an award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist, passed away on Wednesday at 86 years old, leaving behind a legacy of wisdom and inspiration.  As news spreads about the passing of the world-renowned artist and teacher, celebrities, colleagues, fans and models alike have all taken to their social media platforms to remember her exceptional career and the words of wisdom that have inspired them most.  Iman was one of the first models to pass along her condolences, posting a photo of the late poet and one of her favorite quotes to Instagram. Meanwhile, Behati Prinsloo, Georgia May Jagger, Maryna Linchuk and many others have also offered up their own reflections, providing a touching tribute to a very beautiful woman.  Keep scrolling to see the models heart-felt tributes to Angelou and be sure to check back for more as the world continues to mourn the loss of this amazing woman.

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The Return of the Model Magazine Cover?

While most fashion magazines rely on box office superstars and Grammy winners to sell its monthly issues, it appears that a number of the industry’s leading publications are taking an entirely different approach this season.

Following news of Chrissy Teigen‘s cover hat trick for Cosmopolitan‘s June issue earlier this month comes the release of now three other supermodel-fronted American magazine covers— namely, Alessandra Ambrosio for Self, Miranda Kerr for Lucky, and Amber Valletta for Allure— marking what we hope is the start of a major model overhaul at the newsstands this summer!

For her part, Alessandra graces Self‘s ‘Summer of Fun’ issue, posing in a bohemian-style white knit beach cover-up and minimal makeup.  And yet, despite how incredibly fit she looks posing in her workout gear in the accompanying cover story, the Victoria’s Secret model admits that she too shares the average woman’s common body concerns.

“If I look in the mirror and see cellulite—and I have some, every woman does!—I run the Santa Monica Stairs,” says Alessandra. “I’ll go up and down the [170] steps four to six times, usually once a week.”

As for flaunting your er, assets, Alessandra is all about it. “In Brazil, it’s all about the butt,” explains the Brazilian beauty. “For mine, I put 5-pound ankle weights on each leg, get on all fours and kick each heel up toward the ceiling. I do three sets of 20. Then I also do three sets of 20 fire hydrants, where you lift each bent leg up and out to the side.”
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Modelinia AM Reads: White Hot Beauty Looks for Your Summer Season

Finally— Alexa Chung reveals her beauty secrets including her daily must-have products and the truth behind her flawless mane. ~ Into the  Gloss

In a new column called “How To Actually Make It In Fashion,” Lucky Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen reveals her inside tips on how to be a fashion editor.  Like for real! ~ Huffington Post

The recently deceased Central Saint Martins fashion professor Louise Wilson, who’s responsible for the careers of designers like Alexander McQueen, will have a student fund in her honor. ~ WWD

It’s official— Kristen Stewart is the first to wear those sparkly Chanel couture sneakers. ~ Grazia UK

According to Tom Ford, Rihanna’s Instagram is way more important than any fashion review or hard-copy publication. ~

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have chosen not to shop around their intimate wedding photos to the celebrity tabloids, but that didn’t stop them from sharing the pics on Instagram and Twitter! ~ WWD

Legendary poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passed away on Wednesday, and already celebrities are reacting to her passing by remembering her outstanding career and words of wisdom. ~ PopSugar

A monochromatic white eye or a stark white mani may seem kitschy at first, but in practice, it’s striking, modern and unanbashingly cool. Here our editors’ break down the model-approved way to wear summer’s hottest new trend: ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week

It was definitely a model-filled Memorial Day Weekend across the globe! From Chanel Iman lounging in Ibiza to Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, and Candice Swanepoel hanging in the Hamptons to Amber Valletta catching the Kings game in LA it’s easy to see that a fun time was had by all!  See how more of your favorite models celebrated in today’s Model Twitpics of the Week!

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Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine Could Be Getting Married Any Day Now

In case you missed it— wedding season officially kicked into high gear this weekend with both the Kimye wedding and Poppy Delevingne’s second Moroccan-themed wedding stealing the spotlight in just about every sense of the word.  But let’s not forget, they’re hardly the only celebrity couple preparing to say “I do” this summer. Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine are also in the process of finalizing plans for their big day, and according to the latest reports, it may be happening sooner than you think!

The Voice singer reportedly made his way to Las Vegas this past week to celebrate his bachelor party with a group of about 50 pals at the Palms Casino Resort, leading many to believe that two could be tying the knot as early as this week.

According to previous reports, the pair is expected to follow in Poppy and James’s footsteps and hold not one, but two separate wedding ceremonies on two separate continents.  The first ceremony is said to be taking place beachside in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel are expected to be in attendance.  Afterwards the couple will head to Behati’s native home of South Africa, where they will celebrate with those who were unable to attend the initial ceremony.

While they both remain quiet about their wedding plans in the public sphere, like all woman, Behati could not help but gush to Us Weekly about her wedding dress saying: “It’s bohemian, very beachy, very me.”

In the wake of such exciting nuptial news, we can’t help but daydream about the beautiful dress Behati has chosen for her big day.  And though we’ll have to wait until her walk down the aisle to see it, we’ve done some digging and have rounded up ten boho-bridal looks that we think would look amazing on the blushing bride to be.  Scroll through the slideshow below for a look at what we hope to see Behati wear on her fast approaching wedding day!


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Shop the Look: Alessandra Ambrosio Perfect Beach Day Look

With Memorial Day now past, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the unofficial start to summer than with a tribute to one of our favorite bikini beauties, Alessandra Ambrosio.  The Victoria’s Secret Angel celebrated the holiday in style on Monday, stepping out in a blue paisley bandeau bikini, a pair of Tom Ford Daria cat-eye sunglasses and the most perfect summer fedora by Kokin.  To top it all off, the supermodel added a delicate gold body chain and a matching blue pendant necklace, proving that just because you’re in a swimsuit doesn’t mean you still can’t look runway-ready.  Throw on a chic caftan or a simple maxi dress, and you’ll have everything you need to go from beach to dinner al fresco with ease.

To score Alessandra’s perfect beach day look shop the slideshow below:


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Everything You Need to Know About Poppy Delevingne’s Second Wedding Ceremony!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few days, you’ve no doubt heard all about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s extravagant Florence nuptials taking place over the weekend.  But did you know there was also another star-filled wedding ceremony taking place in Marrakech?

That’s right— just two weeks after tying the knot in a private ceremony held at the St. Paul’s Church in London, newlyweds Poppy Delevingne and James Cook continued the celebration with a second Moroccan-themed ceremony held at the city’s exclusive La Mamounia hotel on Sunday.
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Modelinia AM Reads: Summer Outfit Inspiration from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Doutzen Kroes and More!

So while you were out soaking up the sun at a Memorial Day picnic, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were busy saying “I do” in Florence— the first photos of which are finally up! ~ E! Online

Cara Delevingne  got more than she bargained for during a visit to  Mulberry HQ last week, when her new pet rabbit, Cecil, got trapped after falling through a hole in the floor.  But don’t worry, the furry friend is now safe and still more popular than ever! ~ Vogue UK

Justin Timberlake and Neil Barrett are teaming up once again, with the designer creating a range of custom-made looks for the second half of the singer’s “The 20/20 Experience Wold Tour” beginning with his performance in Abu Dhabi on Friday. ~ WWD

Anna Wintour has joined the boycott against the Dorchester Collection hotels in Paris, confirming that neither her nor her Vogue staffers will stay at her favorite Le Meurice hotel during Paris Fashion Week due to its links with the Sultan of Brunei. ~ New York Times

Mulberry has unveiled the first look at Tessie, its new range of ‘affordable’ handbags tasked with helping the company’s financial growth.  But will it be enough? ~ Telegraph

Memorial Day may be over, but these model-inspired off-duty looks are perfect for the summer days ahead!  ~ Modelinia