Modelinia AM Reads: How Adriana Lima Does Camo-Chic

You would think that a supermodel like Chrissy Teigen would be able to wear just about anything she wants, no  matter how crazy, and still look drop-dead gorgeous. But as it turns out, Chrissy herself has spotted some trends out there that she’s just not down to try. ~ Who What Wear

According to MacRumors, some early adopters of the new iPhone 6 Plus (the larger of the two), have been posting personal stories about how they discovered a troubling defect in the phone: it bends! ~ Refinery29

Welcome to Instagram, Leonardo DiCaprio! The 39-year-old actor joined the popular social media site Tuesday just in time for his visit to the United Nations Climate Summit. ~ E! Online

Most of us can only dream of palling around with Andy Warhol, or inspiring Halston and Karl Lagerfeld’s designs, but supermodel Pat Cleveland lived it. Which means her upcoming memoir is sure to be a must-read! ~ Page Six

In anticipation for the September 30 release date of her book, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham has assumed the role of psychiatrist and to offer advice on topics ranging from provocatively dressing feminists to dealing with bullies and all free of charge! ~ YouTube

And in other Lena Dunham news, the Girls star has signed on to produce a fashion documentary for HBO focusing on Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn-based bespoke tailoring company popular with the LGBTQ community. ~ Vanity Fair

A onetime menswear favorite, camouflage print is quickly becoming part of a woman’s everyday uniform, and one that Adriana Lima appears to be on board with!  See how the Brazilian bombshell styles her favorite camo jacket here! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week!

While Milan Fashion Week is gearing down and Paris Fashion Week is gearing up, we’ve enjoyed seeing the countless social media snaps from backstage, to the runways, to the countless parties.  Aside from those models sharing their times at Milan Fashion Week (like Coco Rocha turning heads in Versace at #amfARMilano), more of our favorite models have been pursuing less fashion-related entertainment recently, like Cara Delevingne marching the streets of London dressed in an animal onesie and Heidi Klum sharing a sweet family silhouette shot.  To see what else some of your favorite models have been up to this week – check out the slideshow below for today’s Model Twitpics of the Week!

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UPDATE: Karlie Kloss Joins the L’Oreal Family!

UPDATE: Rumors spread back in March that Karlie Kloss was the latest model to join the L’Oreal Paris family.  While the beauty giant didn’t confirm the news at the time, our guts told us that the all-American super was a sure shoe-in.  Turns out, we were right!

In addition to her successful commercial campaigns with Nike and Victoria’s Secret, Karlie is now the newest face of L’Oreal Paris— a gig that describes as a dream come true. “It’s a dream,” says Karlie in an interview with “I’ve had the privilege of working for the past seven years, and if I’ m totally honest, toward  this.”  And with good reason: A beauty deal — especially one with a global brand as big as L’Oreal — is about as high-profile and lucrative as modeling jobs get.

There’s no word yet on when Karlie’s first campaign for the brand will drop.  In the meantime, the supermodel is already busy fulfilling her spokesmodel duties by sharing her beauty must-haves — she swears by L’oreal’s Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner.

See why Karlie is ‘worth it’ in her first L’Oreal video after the jump!

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Joan Smalls’ “Strong & Sexy” Body Graces Self Magazine’s Newly Revamped October Issue


After appointing both a new publisher and editor-in-chief  to its masthead back in April, it comes as little surprise that Self Magazine is now treating itself to a glossy new makeover this month.  What we weren’t expecting however, was a makeover fronted by one of the world’s biggest supermodels: Joan Smalls!

Joining the likes of Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Naomi Campbell at the newsstands this month, Joan graces the cover of Self‘s new and improved October issue honoring “The Best Bodies in the World” (of course).  Shot by Patrick Demarchelier,the newly streamlined  cover features the supermodel in next to no makeup and wearing a red bias-cut one-piece that offers just a hint of her rock hard abs.
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Shop the Look: Kendall Jenner Goes Stylishly Incognito in Milan

Despite her ‘haters‘ wishes, Kendall Jenner is keeping busier than ever this season.  The reality star-turned-model has walked in a total of nine runway shows thus far— a number that is only likely to grow this week with the arrival of the Paris collections.  But, while she’s clearly killing it on the catwalk, it’s her off-duty game we’re eyeing most as of late.

After leading the model stampede in Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer ’15 show on Sunday, Kendall was spotted out in Milan looking catwalk-friendly in a casual ensemble perfectly suited for the first days of fall.  Sticking to a neutral palette of black, white, and beige, Kendall’s ‘under-the-radar’ outfit was far from cutting-edge, but in adding a cute trilby and oversize shades, she took the look from mundane to runway-ready. A miniature cross-body bag and chunky heel boots lend a tough edge to the feminine Topshop fur gilet, while the relaxed white tee and Fendi fur key-charm added an air of effortless cool.

Shop Kendall’s stealthy street style look in the slideshow below!

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Model/Blogger Keir Alexa Shares an Exclusive Look at Russell James’ “Angels”

There aren’t many men who can say they spend their working days with the most beautiful women in the world. But Russell James can—and he has the Instagram photos to prove it.

The Australian-born fashion photographer is best known for his work with Victoria’s Secret, who first tapped the lensman to shoot its glossy campaign images and catalogs back in 1997.  Now, nearly two decades later James is drawing inspiration from his professional relationship with some of the brand’s most iconic faces—the Victoria’s Secret Angels—as the basis of his fifth internationally published book aptly titled, “Angels.”

The 304-page coffee table tome, which pays tribute to the beauty of the female form, features a number of the world’s top models, many of whom he met through his work with the lingerie giant – including Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio - but also a few he didn’t, like newcomer Kendall Jenner and Rihanna.  Shot in black and white, the tasteful photographs offer a unique look at the world’s most beautiful women in their most vulnerable state, the results of which are stunning to say the least.

Ahead of the book’s launch this month, we caught up with another one of James’ subjects and close friend, model/blogger Keir Alexa, who sat down with the photographer to discuss the inspiration behind “Angels,” the criteria he set out in selecting his models, and his trick to dealing with the “500 pound naked gorilla in the room” (i.e. shooting models in their birthday suits).  Read on for Keir’s one-on-one exclusive interview with Victoria’s Secret’s go-to lensman, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Keir’s glamorous night of celebrating with James at the “Angels” Book Launch Party.

For more on Keir and her exotic travels, check out her blog Keir Alexa Jetset and follow her on Instagram and Twitter!

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Modelinia AM Reads: 20 Insanely Gorgeous Spring/Summer ’15 Manicures to Try Now!

Leave it to Anna Wintour to give new meaning to the term ‘fast fashion.’ Not even 24-hours after Dolce & Gabbana sent its Matador-inspired spring/summer ’15 collection down the runway, the Vogue EIC was spotted wearing one of its carnation embroidered frocks out on the town! ~ Grazia UK

Surprise! Beyoncé and Jay Z released footage from private moments — including their secret April 2008 wedding and the birth of Blue Ivy Carter — when the singer shared a clip of the couple’s performance of “Forever Young” from their On the Run tour. Prepare for cuteness overload. ~ PopSugar

Choupette is that you?!  The famous diva cat is getting a monstrous makeover for his papa’s new feline-friendly accessories line.   Prepare to get cat crazy when the designer’s Choupette capsule collection roars into stores this November. ~ WWD

Gr-r-r-reat news! Anya Hindmarch is set to give Paris a sugar rush with the launch this week of limited-edition Kellogg’s Fashion Flakes by Anya Hindmarch. The Fashion Flakes, which come in a Tony the Tiger box and the quote: “Fashion is gr-r-reat!” are on sale now at select Anya Hindmarch stores and at Colette in Paris. ~ WWD

Rodarte’s seasonal collections may be whimsical and full of fantasy, but if there is one thing they are not, it’s cheap.  In fact, one of the dresses from the Mulleavy sisters’ latest runway will cost you as much as a car! ~ Fashionista

While making our rounds backstage at New York Fashion Week earlier this month, it became abundantly clear to us that next season’s best manicures are neither bold nor boring but rather, the perfect marriage of the two. Here, we’ve rounded up 20 of the most alluring, ‘got-to-have-em’ manicures of the season.  Which one will you try first? ~ Modelinia


Milan Fashion Week Street Style with Elisabeth Erm, Daria Strokous & More!

Daria Strokous (Photos Courtesy of ModelsJam)

We’re firm believers that during any fashion week some of the best looks aren’t seen on the runways, but on the streets instead – and this week in Milan was no exception to this rule!  Before Paris Fashion Week swings into high gear, we’re taking a look back at some of the best street style snaps from Milan! Read the rest of this entry »