Happy Birthday, Candice Swanepoel! Celebrate With a Look Back at Her 10 Greatest Looks of All-Time

The South African stunner is best known for traipsing down the Victoria’s Secret catwalks or appearing on the cover of our favorite fashion magazines; but let’s not forget, Candice Swanepoel also has some serious off-duty style.  As she celebrates her 26th birthday today, we  salute the Angel’s ability to turn everything from the red carpet to the city streets into her own personal runway. So join us as we celebrate Candice’s special day with a look back at her ten most impressive looks to date featured in the slideshow below.

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Cara Delevingne Has Reportedly Recorded Her Debut Single With Pharrell Williams!

He’s an international hit-maker; she’s an international supermodel, so it seems only fitting that Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne have gotten together – musically, that is.

This weekend it was reported that the multi-hyphenate model has secretly been working on her musical debut alongside Williams for the past eight months on what will be her formal introduction into the music biz.  And if the reports are to be believed, then it sounds like the pair could be gearing up for a major Beyonce-style moment!

“They’re going to release the song without warning, complete with video and global launch,” said a source close to the project [via Daily Mail]. “They seem to have formed a great little writing collective and apparently it’s a huge song.” Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: Channel Liu Wen’s Signature Off-Duty Style With These Fall Essentials

Looks like it will be a very special wedding anniversary for Prince William and Kate Middleton next April.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they’ve offered a month for the royal birth. ~ Huffignton Post

Interested in making it fashion?  Then listen up!  Donna Karan International senior vice president of global communications, Aliza Licht (a.k.a DknyPRGirl), is putting her career and social-media know-how to good use with the release of her first book, “Leave Your Mark.” Suffice to say, it’s going to be a must-read. ~ WWD

Sure, Pat McGrath may be the most influential makeup artist in the world but can she expertly pull off glitter winged eyeshadow on Natalia Vodianova with her eyes closed?  There’s only one way to find out… ~ Vogue

Turns out that the Chanel bagel bag everyone was raving about last week wasn’t actually Chanel at all. It was designed by Canadian artist Chloe Wise as part of an ongoing sculpture series and worn by India Muenez at the No. 5 launch dinner last Monday. They certainly fooled us. ~ Glamour

Fashion fans tempted by the Apple Watch’s glossy appearance as much as by its technilogical abilities could be in for a real treat as French fashion conglomerate LVMH is said to be in talks about creating a watch to rival Apple’s newest launch.  ~ Vogue UK

Stuart Weitzman is celebrating his iconic boot reputation with the launch of SWxYOU: The 5050, a customization program centered on the iconic silhouette of the 5050 boot.  The limited-edition program gives shoe lovers the exclusive opportunity to reimagine and personalize the brand’s cult-favorite boot by choosing from three 5050 variations for a one-of-a-kind shoe experience. ~ Modelinia Inbox

Has Mulberry finally found it’s head designer?  Following months of speculation, new reports suggest that Johnny Coca, head design director for leather goods, accessories, shoes and jewelry at Céline, could be the front-runner for the creative director role at the British label. ~ WWD

Liu Wen isn’t just a bona fide supermodel and red carpet regular; she’s also a serious street-style star.  Here, we break down the five key pieces needed to recreate the Chinese supermodel’s winning off-duty style.  Dressing like a supermodel has truly never been easier. ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week: What You Didn’t See at the Alexander Wang X H&M Bash

With a model lineup that included Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski and Isabeli Fontana, it comes as little surprise that the best of this week’s Model Twitpics came out of Alexander Wang’s epic #AlexanderWangXHM show.  Scroll through the slideshow below for a look at the behind-the-scenes moments you didn’t see from the buzzed about fashion event, along with a look at some of the other can’t miss model moments of the week!

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What’s Trending: The ‘Not So’ Velvet Underground

Velvet is undergoing a renaissance.  Although its past iterations have typically been associated with the slightly embarrassing family holiday cards of our youth and lavish poof sleeves on bad ’80s prom dresses, we’re here to say, it’s time to wipe the slate clean.

Thanks to style-setting models like Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Lily Aldridge, the other-worldly fabric is experiencing something of a rebirth as of late, popping up in new and unexpected ways both on and off the runway.  For those looking to give off a ’70s rock vibe, you’ll find inspiration in Kate’s turquoise cape worn over a sparkling floor-length sequin gown, along with Lily’s plush red velvet pant suit.  Or forgo pants altogether like Cara and opt for a thigh-grazing tuxedo dress paired with strappy sandals for a sensual evening look.  Read the rest of this entry »

Look of the Week: Miranda Kerr Gives a Lesson in Transitional Dressing

If you thought that florals were best left for spring, you thought wrong!  In one of her finest style moments of the season thus far, Miranda Kerr appeared at Incheon International Airport in South Korea on Monday wearing a lush printed jumpsuit that was not only seasonally appropriate, but also down right swoon-worthy!

In a lesson on transitional dressing, Miranda grounded her jumpsuit — which featured a delicate rosebud pattern that had the look of cascading ivy — with a striking Balmain leather jacket and oxblood handbag.  The deep autumnal shade  helped to mute the more summery appeal of the jumpsuit’s verdant design, while also playing up the gold hardware on both her jacket and her elegant black pumps.  If this is what saying goodbye to warm weather looks like, count us in!

Everything You Need to Know About the Epic Alexander Wang X H&M Launch Party

Alexander Wang presented his collection for H&M on Thursday night at the Armory on the Hudson— an indoor track and field space in Washington Heights — which was only fitting for a show that could have otherwise been described as something one might see at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Upon taking their seats in the bleachers surrounding the indoor track with branded foam boxing gloves in hand, guests were instantly thrown into Alexander Wang’s world of extreme athleticism with a special Parkour performance  complete with trampolines, ramps and rope propellers — the perfect setup for the designer’s ‘urban survival’ themed collection to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: Supercharged Red Lips Shine Bright for Fall

Blake Lively and her baby bump made their inaugural appearance last night at Michael Kors and ‘God’s Love We Deliver’ fundraiser.  As expected, the actresses stunned in a an ultra-feminine lavender and lily stretch tulle gown from the designer’s resort 2015 collection. ~ PopSugar

In what could very well be the most surprising beauty campaign news since Marc Jacobs signed Jessica Lange, François Nars has tapped quirky actress Tilda Swinton to be the new face of NARS Cosmetics.  ~ WWD

Nasty Gal has never been shy about knocking off pieces from designer collections, but this latest rip-off of Celine’s fall 2014 statement earring is almost too much to handle!  ~ Fashionista

There’s no forgetting you first. Fashion week, that is.  To celebrate the end of the spring 2015 season, WWD caught up with hair and makeup superstars like Tom Pecheux, Orlando Pita and Pat McGrath to discuss their first fashion week experiences — from the humorous to the down right disastrous. ~ WWD

Anna Wintour is that you?  Fashion’s most notable tastemakers are being given the jack-o’-lantern treatment this Halloween, resulting in what is surely the chicest front stoop fashion show ever! ~ Domaine

The Apple Watch made its fashion editorial debut on Vogue China’s November cover and now the full spread is out featuring cover girl and supermodel, Liu Wen— not to mention a lot of stunning watch shots! ~ Fashion Copious

Taking the place of last year’s goth-glam shades, this season’s classic red lip draws inspiration from its Old Hollywood roots, but with a supercharged level of shine that feels perfectly suited for fall. Drawing inspiration from our favorite crimson beauties, we rounded up five of the best new red lipsticks of the season strictly for your shopping pleasure. ~ Modelinia