How Karlie Kloss is Giving New Meaning to “Off-Duty Chic” This Season

Models are in a category all their own when it comes to their enviable street style looks— but could the ‘model off-duty’ uniform as we know it (skinny jeans and leather moto jackets) be headed for chicer heights?

At a point in the Fashion Month cycle when everyone else has practically given up, Karlie Kloss appears to be hitting her fashion stride with a mix of effortlessly chic ensembles that are redefining what it means to be “off-duty.”  In a trend that was spotted throughout New York, London and Milan fashion weeks, the supermodel has been eschewing street style basics for luxe, grown-up versions of her favorite contemporary pieces— a likely reflection of her latest business-savvy career move. From tailored blouses to breezy trousers to easy-to-transition boots, Karlie’s staples are not a far cry from our own office-appropriate must-haves and yet somehow, still feel way ahead of the curve.  With Paris now on the horizon, we’re interested to see how Karlie translates her newly elevated style to the city’s notoriously chic streets.  In the meantime, we’ve followed her from fashion capitol to fashion capitol to help you recreate some of her best looks of the season thus far.  Get the scoop on Karlie’s latest “off-duty” must-haves in the slideshow below!

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10 Models Share the Best Beauty Tips They’ve Picked Up On The Job

On top of having superior genetics and naturally lit-from-within skin, models also have access to fashion’s most celebrated makeup artists and skincare professionals.  From the legendary Pat McGrath to favorites like Tom Pecheaux, Charlotte Tilbury and Gucci Westman, fashion’s top models spend a great deal of time getting prepped and polished by the industry’s leading beauty gurus and thus, have picked up a few expert tips and tricks along the way.  That being said, we caught up with some of our favorite catwalkers at New York Fashion Week and asked them to share the best advice they’ve picked up while on the job.  From how to properly conceal your under-eye bags, to the one beauty product that’s even better than your go-to foundation, discover the model’s best-kept beauty secrets in the slideshow below!

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Model Twitpics of The Week!

One of our favorite Monday morning activities here at Modelinia is scouring our various feeds to bring you the best of model happenings from over the weekend, and this weekend certainly didn’t disappoint!  From Karlie Kloss having a rather chic coffee break in Milan to Kendall Jenner reminiscing about one of those epic Kardashian vacations to Coco Rocha trying to be positive about all of this snow, check out the slideshow below to see what some of your favorite models were up to!

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Is This Evidence of a Cara Delevingne and Beyonce Collaboration?

Aside from a few front-row appearances at Topshop Unique and Burberry Prorsum, the once ubiquitous Cara Delevingne has remained noticeably absent from the fashion week scene this season.  At first, we assumed that her absence was a strategic move on her part to free up time for her burgeoning acting career, but as it turns out, there may be something else entirely keeping her from Fashion Month: her music career.

On Saturday evening, both Cara and Beyonce (yes, the Beyonce) each posted strikingly similar photos to Instagram of their hands fiddling with what appeared to be the same audio mixer.  You know, like the kind you would use to produce a studio album.  Seeing as how the photos were posted at almost exactly the same time, we can only assume that this means one thing: Cara and Queen Bey are recording sweet, sweet music together!

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And Your 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year Is…

The votes are in and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue ‘Rookie of the Year’ is…Kelly Rohrbach!

Despite the issue being the 25-year-old’s first professional modeling shoot, the all-American beauty and Georgetown graduate was able to beat out six other first-year models for this year’s title— earning a whopping 39 percent of the final vote.

For her SI debut, the blonde bombshell traveled to Big Sur, California, where photographer Yu Tsai captured her in all of her bikini glory.  At the rate she’s going, we may be seeing Kelly on a cover in the very near future. After all, it wasn’t long ago that SI was crowning cover girls Kate UptonChrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations Kelly on earning this year’s coveted title!  Check out your new 2015 ‘Rookie of the Year’ hard at work below!

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Modelinia AM Reads: The Top 10 Models of New York Fashion Week Fall 2015

The Dolce & Gabbana show is always an unabashed celebration of fashion and women, and the Fall 2015 collection was no exception.  In an ode to motherhood, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had models– including a pregnant Bianca Balti and new mom Ashleigh Good- step out onto the runway holding their babies or the hands of several little bambinos.  Viva la Mamma! ~

Speaking of babies, fashion’s model moms club just received its new member: Lily Cole!  The 27-year-old model-actress announced on Saturday that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kwame Ferreira via…a Post-it note of all things! ~ Instagram

Remember that supposedly un-Photoshopped photo of Cindy Crawford that went viral last month in a big way? Well, as it turns out, the photo was not only a leak, but a “significantly altered” leak!  In a letter from photographer John Russo’s legal team, the lensman alleges that the photograph was stolen and “significantly doctored” and “fraudulent.” ~ ABC News

In ongoing investigations: the L.A. police are reporting that the pearl-encrusted dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o to the Oscars has been recovered. According to the Internet, the Calvin Klein dress, which was valued at $150,000, was found in a hotel bathroom after TMZ received an anonymous call about its whereabouts. Even more surprising? The pearls are reportedly fake! ~ New York Times

As Peter Dundas presented his swan-song for Emilio Pucci this weekend at Milan Fashion Week, talk naturally turned to his next move: Roberto Cavalli.  As predicted late last year, Dundas is a frontrunner for the top job at the Italian fashion house should the man himself, Roberto, choose to step down.  Still, Pucci’s parent company LVMH is determined to keep mum on the issue, sending the rumor mill into a certified tizzy. ~ New York Times

Followers of Rachel Zoe and her online publication “The Zoe Report” will soon be able to have a bit of the celebrity stylist shipped to their front door.  The celebrity stylist is jumping into the subscription box fray with the launch of “Box of Style,” a quarterly subscription service that will send packages stuffed with five to eight items each season. Boxes are priced at $100 a season or $350 for a full year, and will include everything from fashion and beauty to the home market. ~ WWD

While fashion month seems like a grueling four weeks for editors and buyers, it’s perhaps most exhausting for the models. It takes a special breed of model to walk dozens of shows per year, but the ones who can pull off the impressive feat hold a special place in the business for seasons to come. So, who was this year’s top catwalker? Following the end of New York Fashion Week, we tasked ourselves with narrowing down the top models of the season.  See who took home this year’s top 5 spots here! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week!

What a week! From Doutzen Kroes, Devon Windsor and Karlie Kloss showing off snaps from Milan Fashion Week to Kendall Jenner‘s selfie for 20 million Instagram followers to Chrissy Teigen showing off her new hair color (and her #stomachofsteel) – see what some of your favorite models were up to this week in the slideshow below!

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The Top 5 Fall ’15 Beauty Trends to Try Now

Yes, we know, it’s still only February — meaning we have a good six months before the beauty trends we saw at New York Fashion Week are supposed to appear off the runway. But truthfully, we’ve never really been keen on following those rules like that, and who could blame us? When Fashion Week delivers gorgeous hair and makeup looks like the ones we say this past week, it’s near torture not to indulge immediately. That being said, we scoured through our backstage notes to roundup the top 5 fall ‘15 beauty trends to try now.  So go ahead, break the rules and get a head start on fall with our top beauty picks below!

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