Modelinia AM Reads: Shop Lily Aldridge’s Flirty Summer Style

Happy National Lipstick Day!  To celebrate, here are 10 of the most gorgeous fall lip looks (created by the biggest makeup artists in fashion) paired with the season’s hottest launches. ~ WWD

You’d think that being a Kardashian would open doors, but in her new LOVE Magazine cover interview Kendall Jenner reveals that her family has done more harm than good when it comes to her modeling career. ~ Grazia UK 

Your latest book club read is headed to the big screen!  Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch has just bee picked up by Warner Bros. with Hercules’s Brett Ratner signing on as producer. ~ The Hollywood Reporter

What happens at Comic-Con stays at Comic-Con, unless of course you’re Orlando Bloom.  The Romeo and Juliet actor was spotted flirting with the Vampire Diaries‘s Nina Dobrev at the Playboy and A&E “Bates Motel” event this weekend, sparking romance rumors throughout the Twitter-sphere. ~ Us Weekly

Traditional diamond engagement rings: beautiful or totally basic?  According to Vogue, “diamond rings are just no longer cool,” but do you agree? ~ Vogue

We’ve got another reason to tune in to “Project Runway” on Thursday evening: One of our favorite bloggers, Garance Doré, is appearing as a guest judge! ~ Twitter

Looking for a polished summer look that’s breezy, laid-back, with just a hint of runway appeal?  Behold, Lily Aldridge’s effortless summer in the city look! Shop the supermodel’s winning style here: ~ Modelinia

Beauty Inspiration: How to Do Goth-Glam Like Cara Delevingne

If you’ve ever picked up a fashion magazine or scrolled through a beauty blog, you’re likely already aware— if not an avid practitioner— of the ‘golden rule’ of beauty: namely, thou shalt not wear both a strong eye and a statement lip in one sitting.  Well, while that may have been well and good for your mother’s generation, today’s leading beauty icons are giving the dated commandment the cold shoulder, and in some cases, doing with with aplomb.

One such case comes by way of Cara Delevingne, who just last week stepped out wearing a smokey eye and a dark matte lip to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Saint Tropez charity gala.  Not surprisingly, the Brit was the picture of perfect gothic-glam beauty, sporting a flawless makeup look that was as dramatic and  bold as her sharp Emilio Pucci pants suit.  Inspired by Cara’s risk-taking summer beauty, we set out to recreate the supermodel’s gorgeous look with the help of a few of our favorite go-to products.  Here’s how you too can master the smokey eye/bold lip combo at home:
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The First Look at Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Abbey Lee Kershaw in “Mad Max: Fury Road”

In case you missed it, Comic-Con returned to San Diego this weekend, where it wasn’t comic books that caused the biggest buzz, but rather the unveiling of several action-packed movie trailers.  Among them, the first official preview of George Miller’s upcoming film “Mad Max: Fury Road” — a blockbuster we’ve been excited for since it first started filming in 2012 thanks in large part to its model-heavy cast.

Joining Hollywood heavyweights Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, model-turned-actresses Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Courtney Eaton star in the latest reboot of the post-apocalyptic action trilogy previously made famous by Mel Gibson in the 1980s.  While the trailer doesn’t give away a ton in terms of the plot, it does feature several appearances by Rosie and Co., which is more than enough to hold us over until the film’s nationwide release.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” won’t hit theaters until May 15, 2015, but you can get a sneak peek at the models in action by watching the clip below.


Cara Delevingne’s Topshop Campaign is Here!

Campaign wise, it’s been quite the season for Cara Delevingne.   The 21-year-old Brit has already scored herself numerous fall/winter 2014 campaigns for high-end brands – Chanel, Mulberry, and Burberry included – and now she’s got a prestigious high street one to add to her CV, too!

That’s right— after announcing back in June that the model-slash-actress would become the first ever solo face of the brand, Topshop has finally unveiled the full look at the model’s new 12-image fall/winter 2014 campaign that not only highlights the high street retailer’s best autumn pieces, but also the 21-year-old’s quirky personality.

Shot in London by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Kate Phelan, Topshop’s creative director, the ad images see Cara lounging around a townhouse with a guitar while modeling a series of rock n’ roll-meets-ultra-glam inspired pieces, including second-skin leather jeans, an oversized fur jacket, a beaded mini dress, and tough ankle boots.

“Cara is a true Topshop girl. Her style is confident and playful and she can be sophisticated and chic as easily as she can be cool and casual,” said Phelan. “Putting her spin on everything she makes the Topshop collection her own. Her uninhibited natural energy is intoxicating, she is free spirited and fun.”

In addition to the print adverts, Cara and her wacky personality also take center stage in a charming new behind-the-scenes video in which she snuggles up to her pet bunny Cecil, performs various unorthodox dance moves (including the worm), and has fun swinging a light saber.  If you didn’t already love Cara and her quirky self, this adorable video will surely change your mind.

Catch the model in action in the video below and keep scrolling for the full look at her new Topshop campaign!
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Modelinia AM Reads: Would You Try This Supermodel-Approved Beauty Trend?

Unlike many a designer, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing surprisingly bears no animosity towards high-street ‘copycats.’ ”I love seeing a Zara window with my clothes mixed with Céline and Proenza [Schouler],” explains Rousteing. “I think that’s genius. It’s even better than what I do! ~ Vogue UK

The revolution is here!  The trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 debuted at Comic-Con on Friday, and now the minute-long clip is available online.  Get the first glimpse of the two-part finale here: ~ YouTube

Speaking of Comic-Con, if you’re bummed you missed the San Diego convention this weekend, don’t fret — your favorite stars are taking you behind closed doors with their widely entertaining Instagram snaps.  Which celebrity do you think had the most fun at Comic-Con this year? ~ PopSugar

For the first time, Chloe has shot short, behind-the-scenes video clips to tease the short film of the campaign that accompanies the actual print. Spoiler alert: It features Sasha Pivovarova and Andreea Diaconu in a convertible in upstate New York. Bring on the glam! ~ WWD

In the latest update to the ‘consciously-uncoupled-but-still-kind-of-together-or-so-we-think’ saga, Chris Martin has opened up about life with estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow claiming, “there’s a lot of love” between them. ~ People

Sleek, wet hair isn’t just for the beach anymore; it also works for the front row, the red carpet, the city streets and just about anywhere else you can imagine.  Don’t believe us?  The proof is in the models! ~ Modelinia


Model Twitpics of The Week

Once again, our favorite models have given us a sneek peak as to what’s going on in their lives via their ever-popular Instagram and Twitter accounts!  While the rest of us were probably chained to our desks, the models were all over the world, either working or relaxing, but in any case they were never too far from their phones to snap a quick picture.  From Heidi Klum re-living some favorite Project Runway moments to Coco Rocha getting ready to tape “Undone” with Amanda de Cadenet and Brad Goreski, to Doutzen Kroes patiently awaiting the arrival of her little girl, see what some of your favorite models have been up to in today’s Model Twitpics of the Week!

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Andrej Pejic Undergoes Sex Reassignment Surgery

Andrej Pejic, the androgynous male model who rose to fame in 2010 after Carine Roitfeld had him photographed in womenswear for Paris Vogue is no longer.  Andreja Pejic, however, is just starting her career.

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Look of the Week: Natasha Poly Stuns in Roland Mouret

It comes as no surprise that last night’s inaugural Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala, held at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu Winery in Saint Tropez, was packed with models – Petra Nemcova, Daisy Lowe, Toni Garrn and Cara Delevingne just to name a few.  With all of these cat walkers sporting gorgeous ensembles, one model was simply a head above the rest.  That’s right, Natasha Poly stunned in a turquoise Roland Mouret ‘Orpheus’ gown, featuring a striking silhouette featuring origami-style folding at the neckline.  The model added a black  belt to her gown and accessorized with a black fold-over clutch.  She kept her hair and makeup simple, opting for a center-parted hairdo and neutral makeup, save for a red lip.