Look of the Week: Joan Smalls is Vampy Perfection in J.Mendel

The summer months enjoy a hiatus from red-carpet events, until September rolls around, that is.  As the season draws to an end, Hollywood tends to kick things up a notch, hosting such celeb-packed events as the MTV Video Music Awards, the Venice Film Festival and the Emmys, all of which ensure an abundance of glamourous model looks to swoon over in the weeks leading up to fashion week.
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Party Pics: Less is More for This Week’s Best-Dressed Models

Always one of the most glamorous dates on the Hollywood calendar, the 2014 Venice Film Festival welcomed an influx of stars to the Italian city this week, where red carpet gowns rivaling those of the Oscars took center stage.

First on our list is supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, who though she doesn’t appear in any of this year’s featured films, still looked every bit the Hollywood starlet arriving to the premiere of “La Rancon De La Gloire” on Thursday.  The Victoria’s Secret Angel wowed onlookers at the premiere in a red strapless Alberta Ferretti gown, which featured a subtle high-low hemline and side pockets (our favorite!). To complete the look, the Brazilian beauty added a pair of black satin bumps and a dazzling diamond chocker necklace, leaving her brunette strands down for a relaxed, elegant evening look.

Not to be outdone, Estee Lauder model Constance Jablonskii also opted for a Alberta Ferretti frock for the occasion; choosing to stun in a dusty pink asymmetrical design featuring both cutouts and elaborate floral accents.  Like Alessandra, the French beauty also opted for sleek, straight strands on the red carpet, allowing the spotlight to shine on her fresh makeup and statement earrings.  L’Oreal brand ambassadors Liya Kebede and Bianca Balti were also in attendance, wearing designs by Alberta Ferretti and Dolce & Gabbana respectively.
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Modelinia AM Reads: And the Award for the Most September Covers Goes to…

Angelina Jolie may be a big fan of tuxedo dressing, but when it came time for her walk down the aisle this past weekend, the actress reportedly chose a “very traditional” white gown made of “floor-length antique lace and silk.”  No wonder Brad gasped! ~ E! Online

Beyoncé is the latest star to grace the cover of Carine Roitfeld’s prestigious fashion magazine. In her first collaboration with Carine Roitfeld, the ever-changing Beyoncé expresses her many moods, manners, auras, and multifaceted characters. And if you’re a fan of Blue Ivy (and really, who isn’t?), then you’re going to love Bey’s poetric tribute to her little “muse.” ~ CR Fashion Book 

According to a new study, today’s screen-obsessed teenagers now favor tech gadgets over fashion — a trend that continues to pose a big threat in the still-important back-to-school sales season. ~ New York Times

Newlywed Behati Prinsloo just sold her Alphabet City apartment to fellow model Noot Seear for $1.65 million.   Apparently Prinsloo and husband Adam Levine have been scouting out potential new apartments downtown in SoHo. ~ New York Post

Did you like Winona Ryder’s Rag & Bone campaign? Then you’re going to love her campaign video! Watch Ryder play games in an arcade, while giving the camera some adorably awkward faces. ~ YouTube

Scoring one of the coveted September covers is a feat in and of itself, so the fact that this model was able to land not one, but three Vogue covers this month, proves she’s truly in a league of her own! Find out who won this year’s September covers race here! ~ Modelinia

5 Labor Day-Ready Outfits Inspired by Fashion’s Best-Dressed Models

This coming Monday is Labor Day, signifying (among other things) the ‘unofficial’ end to summer.  For many, this is also considered to be the last hoo-ray of the season, as fall (and for some, New York Fashion Week) lingers on the horizon.  Regardless, of your plans this holiday weekend, chances are you’ve exhausted your summer wardrobe to the max at this point in the season, and are in need of a few no-hassle outfit ideas.  That’s where we (and the models, of course) come in!  We’ve spent enough time this summer tracking the models’ off-duty style to know exactly what you’ll need (and want) for a stylish Labor Day weekend.  Scroll through the slideshow below for the full look at our editors’s top Labor Day Weekend picks inspired by Miranda KerrRosie Huntington-Whiteley and more!

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Before They Were Top Models: Vintage Polaroids of Fashion’s Top Models


With New York Fashion Week peeking just around the corner, it won’t be long until the first of this season’s show packages start piling up around our office.  As desk consuming as they may be, the show packages are one of our favorite parts of the bi-annual fashion extravaganza, as they not only give us the first look at the gorgeous model faces to come, but they also make for some prettyamazing wall decorations.  Over the years, we’ve collected our fair share of model cards and backstage Polaroids of young, fresh faced models, some of whom have even gone on to hit the big time!  While they may be modeling’s queen bees today, models like Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyCandice SwanepoelCara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss were once those same runway newbies, just waiting for their big breakthrough moment.  In anticipation of September fashion week and the countless go-sees, casting sessions and agency visits that the models will be attending in the coming days, we’ve rounded up photographs of some of the world’s biggest supermodels’ first modeling moments. Scroll through the slideshow below to see what ChanelLiuJoan and others looked like when they were first starting out!
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The Most Stunning Supermodel Wedding Dresses of All Time

To say that the news about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding is all the rage this morning would be a serious understatement.  As details from the couple’s secret ceremony continue to emerge, we’re celebrating with a look back at over a dozen of the most jaw-dropping wedding dresses worn by the world’s most beautiful supermodels on their special day.  From Anja Rubik‘s flirty Pucci mini dress, to Caroline Trentini‘s romantic Olivier Theyskens gown and of course, Kate Moss‘s iconic John Galliano frock, get ready to indulge in some serious wedding dress bliss in the slideshow below:
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Modelinia AM Reads: Shop White Handbags for Labor Day and Beyond!

It’s finally happened— Bradgelina tied the knot!  Sources confirmed this morning that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married this past Saturday at Chateau Miraval, their estate in France.  Their marriage comes after two years of engagement and nine years together. ~ Associated Press

Looks like Kendall isn’t the only Jenner getting some serious fashion cred as of late.  Kylie scored a feature in V, and the magazine it touting the youngest of the Kardashian clan as a “social media supernova,” a “mogul in the making” and, arguably, the “world’s most influential millennial.” Now that’s a bold statement. ~ V Magazine

Lady Gaga is slated to star in H&M’s Christmas campaign alongside 17-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett. To make the most of the duo’s singing credentials, the TV campaign will feature the duo performing a track from their new album, which will drop on September 23.  Check out some early photos of the dapper octogenarian and bizarrely dressed pop star here. ~ Grazia UK

Still not convinced of the universal beauty of the bob?  Allow Emma Stone and her incredible new cut convince you otherwise.  The redhead popped up on the carpet at the Venice Film Festival for her latest film, Birdman, on Wednesday sporting a wispy, blunt bob and side-swept bangs that immediately got us talking. ~ Refinery 29

It may still be hot and muggy outside, but there is at least one way to beat the heat this month— with sharp, white accessories. Structured, ladylike handbags in various shades of white appear to be making a comeback in the final stretch of summer, popping up on the arms of models near and far.  Shop five of this season’s prettiest white handbags here! ~ Modelinia


Vogue Italia Celebrates its 50th Anniversary With an Epic Supermodel Reunion!

There’s been a lot to love with this month’s highly-anticipated September issue releases:  Cara Delevingne smouldering on the cover of British, Japan and American VogueNaomi CampbellAmber Valletta and Daria Werbowy giving good face for Interview’s photographer-heavy issue; and who could forget Vogue‘s supermodel-packed fold-out cover? Yet, little did we know, the best was still yet to come!

In celebration of Vogue Italia‘s 50th anniversary, the magazine teamed up with longtime contributer Steven Meisel to shoot 50 models— from icons and Victoria’s Secret Angels to the runway’s newest faces — in an epic pull-out cover and a rather large editorial to go along with it, thus blowing it’s American counterpart out of the water!  Name any one of your favorite models and chances are, you’ll find them within the magazine’s glossy pages.  That being said, there are a few famous faces that are noticeably absent from the mix including including, Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss and Cara — arguably three of the most in-demand models of the moment with an ever rising number of Fall/Winter ’14 campaigns to prove it.  Still, it’s hard to be mad when Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Carolyn Murphy are all packed so beautifully into a single cover shot.

For a sneak peek at the magazine’s jaw-dropping 50th anniversary issue see below.  And be sure to keep your fingers crossed that some of this new-found supermodel love manifests itself on the runways this Fashion Month!
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