Every Single Look From Last Night’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Party

Never mind the freezing cold temperatures, New York City was full of hot bikini babes last night for the launch of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. One by one, supermodels Anne V, Irina Shayk, Christie Brinkley, Chanel Iman, a newly red-haired Molly Sims and this year’s cover girls, Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen, filed into the SI Swimsuit Beach House to celebrate the 50th anniversary issue with a team of editors, photographers, and close friends and family.

Befitting of a true SI Swim party, there was plenty of bronzed flesh on display as the industry’s hottest exports paraded their enviable bikini bodies down the black carpet. Swimsuit veterans Anne V, Irina Shayk and up-and-comer Hannah Davis played peek-a-boo with their revealing black floor-length gowns, while Emily DiDonato, Kate Bock and Sara Sampaio kept things short and sweet in their leg-barring mini dresses.  While chatting with the SI rookie about where she was when she received the good news, Sara admitted she was surprisingly in very good company at the time.

“I was actually with Emily DiDonato when my agent called me with the news,” Sara told us.  ”We had just come out of a yoga class together when my agent called and said ‘you got it,’ so she ended up being the first person I told.”

The Portugese model— the first in the magazine’s history by the way— was soon joined by the rest of her fellow Rookies, including Marloes Horst, Bregje Heinen, Emily Ratajkoski, and new CR Fashion Book cover girl Gigi Hadid, who accompanied by her famous boyfriend, Cody Simpson.

“Everything about my shoot was great,” exclaimed Gigi.  ”I got to skateboard, I got to paddle out on the surfboard— it was amazing!”  The 19-year-old model went on to share her bikini-ready fitness routine with us, explaining that she prepared for the shoot with the help of her personal trainer David Kirsch— also the go-to health and fitness guru to three-time cover girl Kate Upton— who she worked with every day, if not every other day on a series of strength-training moves.  Looks like hard work pays off!

Meanwhile, a flurry of bright flashes at the opposite end of the carpet signaled the arrival of the night’s honored guests: cover girls Nina, Lily and Chrissy.  Upon being greeted by Swimsuit editor MJ Day, the smiling models posed for pictures with their new cover shots before being quickly whisked away to kick off the night’s festivities.  Although fresh off the TV press circuit, which included guest appearances on both ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and ‘The Today Show’ earlier that morning, the supermodel trio looked fresh faced and ready to party!  Good thing too, because the beach house party was only the beginning of a long week of SI celebrations.  The next stop for the bikini-clad beauties?  Miami baby!  There the Swimsuit stunners will all attend both public and private events to help promote the new issue.  Stay tuned for even more SI Swim party coverage to come later this week!

Check out the slideshow below for the full look at what the models wore to the SI Beach House:


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Modelinia AM Reads: Georgia and Hanne Talk Apps, Beauty and Fashion Mishaps at Rag & Bone

She’s already created collections for Armani Jeans and River Island, and now it appears that Rihanna is ready to branch out on her own with the launch of her of own fashion label! ~ Vogue UK

Cutting-edge technology continues to pop up on the catwalk with drones heading to Milan Fashion Week.  That’s right— those bizarre little hovercrafts will be flying around editors’s heads at Fendi’s Fall 2014 show this week! ~ Styleite

Don’t expect fashion’s color-blocking obsession to slow down any time soon!  The shows at London Fashion Week were like one never-ending runway of brightly spliced clothes. Here’s the proof: ~ Fashionista

Michael Kors came out on top on Instagram this New York Fashion Week, earning 1.86 million posts containing the hashtag #michaelkors! ~ WWD

In her March cover story for Allure magazine, Victoria Beckham opens up about her journey from pop star to designer, crediting the Spice Girls for giving her the confidence she needed to pursue a career in fashion! ~ Grazia UK

The only thing better than sitting down with one of fashion week’s top catwalkers, is sitting down with two! Ahead of rag & bone’s Fall 2014, we caught up with model stars Georgia May Jagger and Hanne Gaby Odiele to talk apps, beauty and fashion mishaps.  Check it out here: ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week: Cover Girls Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal, and Lily Aldridge Celebrate

With the SI Swim 50th Anniversary Issue hot on the stands, cover girls Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal are livin’ it up in todays Model Twitpics!

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Miranda Kerr Gives Us a Peek at Her Undies in Calvin Klein’s New #mycalvins Campaign

 

Remember when lifting up your tee to show off your Calvins was considered cool?  Well, get ready, because the ’90s underwear obsession is coming back thanks to Calvin Klein’s latest star-studded media campaign!

While taking full use of the power of social media, the beloved brand of the ’80s and ’90s has tapped some of today’s biggest models, musicians and fashion bloggers to show off their undies on social media as part of their new “show yours. #mycalvins” digital campaign.  The program launched on Monday with Miranda Kerr kicking things off with a racy Instagram snap. Though it’s hardly news that the supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel was caught posing in her skivvies, the social snaps have caused a considerable amount of buzz nonetheless. WWD reports that immediately after posting, the hot mama had nearly 40,000 likes in the first 30 minutes, with the total number of likes reaching 171,438 at the time this article was printed.

In total, more than 100 influencers from 15 countries with a combined reach of more than 250 million fans on social media were tapped by the brand, including fellow top models Lara Stone (a long time CK model) and Poppy Delevingne.

In addition to tapping these beautiful leading ladies to strip down to their branded underwear, Calvin Klein has also launched what will hereby be known as the official undies hub: mycalvins.calvin.klein.com.  The designated #mycalvins page will continuously re-fresh with all of the influencers revealing selfies, while making it shoppable for consumers.  That’s right— you can now shop your model’s favorite underwear with just a click of your mouse!

See Miranda Kerr’s first official #mycalvins post above, and keep checking back here as we update with more images from the campaign!

Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez are Officially an Item

It’s confirmed— Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez are officially an item, and we couldn’t be happier for the couple!

The 21-year-old supermodel, who made history on Monday with the first video taken live from the catwalk at the Giles Deacon show in London, has in fact been dating the Fast and Furious star for a few months now.  “It’s going really well,” Michelle allegedly told the Mirror. “She’s so cool. When we started hanging out I just thought she was awesome, and we have the best time together. She’s hard though. You wouldn’t want to mess with her in a fight.”

While that’s not exactly the explicit declaration of love that we were looking for, there’s no denying that the two have pretty much been glued at the hip as of late— dating or not.  In fact, just last night they were spotted leaving a secret Prince gig together in London.  This following a recent trip to the zoo, a rendezvous in Paris and of course, that infamous appearance at the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden last month.

As for the future, the two are already planning to meet up in Los Angeles next month to attend Cara’s older sister Poppy’s second bachelorette party. No worries though— the couple’s relationship has reportedly had the blessing of their respective families. For now, the couple will continue to split their time between London and LA.  Fingers crossed there is room in the schedule for another couple’s trip to Paris Fashion Week later this month!

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Upton Recreates Fairy Tale Magic for CR Fashion Book

Long before Anna Wintour tapped her for the cover of Vogue, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton got her big break— in the world of high fashion that is— on the cover of Carine Roitfeld’s first ever issue of CR Fashion Book.  Now, three issues later the supermodel has returned to the glossy’s pages, this time posing in a fairy-tale themed fashion spread shot by none other than Karl Lagerfeld.

In a tale of love and friendship, the all-American beauty plays just that— the buxom blonde beauty in a Beauty and the Beast inspired editorial aptly titled, “Once Upon a Time, Beauty met Beastly, and Like It.”  Dripping in Chanel Fine Jewelry and dressed to the nines in romantic corsets by Agent Provocateur, Triumph and others, Kate finds herself alone in a dark castle as her Beastly co-star, Marlon Teixeira, admires from a distance.

Candles, corsets and Chanel— yeah, we’d like it too if we were in Kate’s Prada shoes.  You can catch a sneak preview of Kate and her fairy tale romance below, and don’t miss the full spread when CR Fashion Book Issue 4 hits newsstands nationwide on February 25.
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The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Issue is Here!

It’s a worldwide phenomenon that has helped launch the careers of Christie BrinkleyKathy Ireland,Heidi Klum and Kate Upton to name a few, and now 50-years later, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is still doing what it does best— albeit with more beauties, bikinis and body paint than ever before!

Launching in stores today, the 50th anniversary issue sees the return of some of our all-time favorite swimsuit stunners, including Anne V, Irina Shayk, Emily DiDonato, and Kate Bock, along with its biggest rookie class to date.  Still, while it’s no secret that this year’s SI pack is led by first-time cover girls Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen, the storied magazine proves this morning that it still has some tricks up its sleeves.

For starters, there’s the cover— no, not that cover, we’re talking about the issue’s surprise bonus cover!  That’s right— flip your copy over and you’ll find the magazine’s first ever flip-side cover starring Kate Upton and one itty bitty pink bikini!  Shot in the Cook Islands by James Macari, the two-time cover girl introduces the issue’s fashion retrospective on “Five Decades of Sexy.” And, while last year’s cover shoot saw SI and the 21-year-old supermodel making history in Antarctica, this year’s sexy spread sees Kate defying gravity in a zero gravity plane! The journey saw the two-time cover girl and a group of SI Swimsuit editors, photographers and videographers take off in a specially modified Boeing-727, known as G-FORCE ONE, where Kate rocked a metallic gold bikini and bombshell tresses all while floating effortlessly in an unprecedented series of images and videos.  The spread is truly out of this world!

Turn the pages and you’ll be treated to yet another surprise— the hotly-anticipated ‘Legends’ shoot featuring twenty-two of the most renowned cover models in the franchise’s history— Kate Upton included.  In an epic gathering of beauty and glamour, shot by Walter Iooss Jr., former cover girls Carol Alt, Tyra Banks, Elsa Benitez, Christie Brinkley, Brooklyn Decker, Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum, Babette March, Marisa Miller, Carolyn Murphy, Petra Nemcova, Daniela Pestova, Paulina Porizkova, Bar Refaeli, Rebecca Romijn, Irina Shayk, Cheryl Tiegs, Vendela and Veronica Varekova return to the glossy’s pages for a once-in-a-lifetime editorial spread.

As we’ve come to expect from the legendary publication, the breathtaking photos are nothing short of spectacular.  From Irina’s bright and sunny Madagascar spread, to Anne and Bregje Heinen’s gorgeous Brazilian adventure, the 2014 edition is spicing things up like it never has before, taking a few of our favorite stunners from one corner of the world to the next in the best way possible— that is, in their bikini’s of course!

So, without further adieu, we’re happy to introduce you to this year’s 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models, all of whom are pictured below!  Be sure to pick up your copy of the 50th anniversary issue on newsstands today.
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February Covers: Style for Style, Love Modelinia

L.O.V.E is in the air and we’re not talking about the recent day of Love (Valentine’s Day) we’re talking about the love we have for the February covers. In preparation for your week after the long weekend, allow us to present a collection of the February 2014 magazines! The covers display a distinct range of models – from bombshells and editorial queens to supermodels and runway mavens. Cara Delevingne takes over Vogue Brazil while Emily DiDonato earns the cover of V Magazine, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes and Jimmy Fallon pose together for Vanity Fair, and Georgia May Jagger snags the the cover of her native, Vogue UK.

Last, but not least, we have a special treat for you. The new issue of MUSE will hit stands end of February and Modelinia has exclusive access. Venetia Scott shot the cover story with models Guinevere Van Seenus and Malgosia Bela. The issue features an interview with Guinevere by Yana Kamps and also a few fashion spreads that see Guinevere showing her versatility as a model. Let’s just say, she really served as the “muse” for this issue. See her interview below: Read the rest of this entry »