Your Guide to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models’ Beach-Body Workouts

With all of the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photos swirling the internet this week, we’ve never been more motivated to hit gym and whip our butts into beach-body shape.  Naturally, we were curious to learn what this year’s SI stunners did to get their bodies into supreme Swimsuit shape— they are the masters of health and fitness after all.  Below, we’ve put together a slideshow highlighting all of the uber-talented trainers and fitness programs responsible for the models’ flawless bodies.  It’s time to get inspired, get motivated and get sweating— after all, summer will be here before you know it!  Check out our model workout guide below and stay tuned for more Sports Illustrated Swimsuit news and special features to come!


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Street Style: New York, London Straight to Milan

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Following up on our street style coverage from the concrete jungle, we bring you a new set of model off-duty reports for the women’s Fall/Winter 2014 collections in Milan. Once again fashion’s finest models, Anja Leuenberger, Zuzanna Bijoch, Ewa Wladymiruk, Larissa Hofmann and Anastasija Titko, dominated the Milan streets on Wednesday. The model stunners traded in their rain coats and umbrellas for chic leather jackets, oversized faux-fur coats and black booties. Among the looks, there didn’t seem to be a divide in the range of styles and color palette. The majority of the models stuck to shades of dark purples, winter greens, and camel nudes, occasionally mixing it up with bright colored bags, while Zuzanna kept warm in a light-white faux fur coat teamed perfectly with a statement red bag. Read the rest of this entry »

H&M’s New Icons Collection Returns With Jourdan Dunn and Nadja Bender

Remember when H&M launched its first full-range collection inspired by  Joan SmallsDaphne GroeneveldLindsey Wixson and Liu Wen?  Well, get ready, because with a new spring season comes a whole new model-inspired collection and with that four new style icons to swoon over!

Announced via Twitter this morning, this year’s ‘New Icons’ collection will feature top models Jourdan Dunn, Nadja Bender, Sui He and Andreea Diaconu in the must-have looks of the season.  Proving to be just as effortlessly cool as the ladies wearing them, the limited edition pieces include everything we’ve had our eyes on as of late, including tailored jumpsuits, fresh nautical stripes, street sharp silhouettes and new volume pants.

As with the previous style icons, each of the models also appears in a short video, in which they share their favorite pieces from the brand, as well as their personal icons.  Unsurprisingly, Jourdan was quick to answer with Beyonce, but “not just because she’s beautiful,”says the “Yonce” video star, “because she represents strong women in today’s society.”

Needless to say, we can not wait to get our hands on each and every one of these certified ‘model style’ picks!  These four stunners have long inspired our own ensembles, and thanks to H&M, getting the official ‘model look’ is now as easy as 1,2,3!

Check out the teaser video below for the first look at the ‘New Icons’ in action, and check out to shop all of their favorite pieces!


This Striking Beauty Trend Just Got the SI Swimsuit Models’ Seal of Approval

Once again, models are giving us the confidence to experiment with bold, new beauty trends!

 After first taking note of the white eyeliner trend on the Spring 2014 runways back in September, we were reminded of its intrigue once again at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beach House party in New York on Tuesday. Rookies Bregje Heinen and Chanel Iman won our attention on the red carpet with these bright eye looks, achieved simply by drawing a clean white line across their bottom lash lines.  Former cover girl Irina Shayk also appeared to be embracing the striking eye look, demonstrating a softer approach by applying white liner to just the inside corners of her eyes for that added pop.

Of course, the use of white eyeliner is actually a tried-and-true beauty trick that beauty professionals have been using for years to help draw light into the eye, thus creating an instant brightening effect.  In theory, a monochromatic eye lacks dimension and would appear unflattering, but in practice these girls show us a striking, modern approach to the eye brightening technique that is unconventionally cool and more-importantly, red carpet worthy. So put away the boring brown and black pencils and brighten up your beauty routine with this white haute look now approved by the world’s most beautiful women!

Scroll through the slideshow below for even more ways to embrace this season’s new white eye beauty look:

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Kate Upton Rejoins the SI Team at LIV Nightclub in Miami

After missing Tuesday’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit party in New york City, Kate Upton resurfaced in Miami on Wednesday night, joining her fellow cover stars and Swimsuit models on the red carpet at the LIV Nightclub party hosted by NFL star Richard Sherman at the Fontainebleau hotel.

The three-time cover model and master of ‘zero gravity modeling’ — yeah, we’re pretty sure she’s made that into a thing now— pulled out at all of the stops for the main event, rocking a sexy LBD and white strappy sandals.  Not to be outdone, Anne V put her flawless bikini figure on display in a stunning black mini dress featuring sheer arms and side panels teamed with a smoldering smokey eye look.

Meanwhile, we can thank cover girls Nina AgdalLily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen for adding a bright pop of color (and a smidgen of print) to the red carpet.  The Victoria’s Secret Angel looked sexier than ever in a bright orange Calvin Klein zip-up bra top paired with a matching high-waisted skirt.  Chrissy took a similar approach, modeling a coordinated turquoise and pale pink ensemble, while Nina went old school in a slinky polka dot number.  And top knot lovers take note— Nina got it right pairing her sleek updo with long lashes and a classic red lip.

The Swimsuit fun has only just begun for these lovely ladies.  As we await the next stop of the SI party tour, take a look at the model’s Miami party looks in the slideshow below!


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Cara Carries Karl Lagerfeld Down the Runway at Fendi

Camera-mounted drones weren’t the only things creating some buzz in Milan today.

Fashion’s favorite social media model Cara Delevingne was a part of fashion history once again this morning, opening the Fendi Fall 2014 show— the first ever fashion show to allow viewers to watch live online through the eyes of flying drones— wearing a sleek, fur-hooded coat, carrying a structured white handbag in one hand and, between the tips of her left thumb and pointer finger, a miniature doll version of the brand’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld.  After the show, Cara tweeted an Instagram picture of the toy and the real Karl with the caption: “With the one and only @karllagerfeld and his mini me  #doubletrouble.”

Speaking of double trouble, Karl wasn’t the only one that was spotted paling around with the famous catwalker today.  Ahead of the show, Cara received a special visit from her partner in crime Michelle Rodriguez, who kept the model entertained as she got her hair and makeup done backstage.  The two were last seen leaving the Elle Style Awards together on Tuesday night, where Cara had the honor of presenting Pharrell Williams with the award for ‘International Recording Artist of the Year.’

Sadly, today’s turn on the catwalk will be Cara’s only runway appearance in Milan this week, as she was booked as a Fendi exclusive.  But never fear, the British beauty will be back at it in Paris next week, returning to the Chanel runway, albeit without the company of her fuzzy Karl doll— at least we think.

Modelinia AM Reads: The 5 Models You Need to Follow on Twitter STAT!

Facebook announced Wednesday its acquisition of the popular texting service WhatsApp for a staggering $16 billion total. But is the messaging app really worth that much? ~ PopSugar

We may still be in the thick of Award Season, but we’ve got festival season on the brain this morning!  Bonaroo announced its 2014 lineup on Wednesday evening, naming Kanye West, Elton John and Jack White among this year’s headlining acts! ~ Billboard

Can’t stop thinking about Alexander Wang’s new “thermo-reactive” Fall ’14 coats?  You’re in luck, the color-changing coat is now available for pre-order on Moda Operandi, but be warned, it’ll cost you! ~ Vogue UK

Like the Grammys, it appears that the Brit Awards also has its fair share of err, interesting celebrity outfits.  From Jesse J. to Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding, here’s a look at some of the most outrageous outfits to hit the red carpet last night! ~ Huffington Post

Could a final Sex and the City film be in the works? The film’s executive producer, Michael Patrick King, has suggested that “there’s one story left” for the fabulous foursome! ~ Entertainment Weekly

Maison Martin Margiela is expanding its design footprint… with wallpaper. Yeah, we didn’t see that one coming either. ~ WWD

Here at Modelinia, we spend a lot of time on Twitter, so naturally, we’ve developed a short list of top model tweeters.  Here, we pay tribute to the five social media savvy models who always keep us coming back for more! ~ Modelinia


Kate Moss’ Star(Dust) Moment at the 2014 Brit Awards

For those of you who don’t know, the Brit Awards are a essentially the UK’s answer to the United States’ Grammy Awards.  And like the Grammy Awards, the models are never too far from sight— a fact that held especially true in London tonight.

While we were already thoroughly entertained by a sequin-clad Beyonce, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” performance and  that forever lovable Harry Styles, we nearly fell out of our chair when Kate Moss took to the stage.  Mossy singing live? No not quite— but the supermodel was there to accept an award from Noel Gallagher on behalf of her dear friend David Bowie.  As his “representative on earth” Kate walked to the stage looking as cool as ever wearing Bowie’s original Ziggy Stardust costume – first worn by the icon at his 1972 Rainbow Concert.  If that weren’t enough, the 40-year-old stunner then went on to read a message from the ‘Thin White Duke’ himself, ending the speech by saying “Scotland stay with us.”

As you might recall, this isn’t the first time Kate has paid tribute to the legendary singer.  In 2003, the supermodel emulated Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album for the cover of Vogue UK’s May issue, posing in his iconic red and blue lightning bolt makeup and his Seventies mullet hair ‘do.  Again in 2012, Kate dressed as Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust, this time gracing the December/January cover of Vogue Paris.

We’d like to congratulate Mr. Bowie on his big win tonight, but more importantly, we’d like to thank him for giving us a Moss moment to remember!