It’s Been a Crazy Busy Week for Cara Delevingne!

Not long ago, Cara Delevingne’s agent at Storm Model Management, the brilliant Sarah Doukasrevealed that the multi-hyphenate model turns down more than seventy percent of the jobs that are offered to her.  Seventy percent! And yet, the British beauty still manages to be everywhere— the evidence of which we’ve noted countless times this week. From modeling to socializing, Cara hasn’t just been on the radar, she’s overtaken it completely, making headlines in more ways than one.  We’ll admit, even we’re finding it difficult to keep up with the 22-year-old super at this point.  That’s why we thought it’d be best if we broke down Cara’s week in the news starting first with the debut of her racy new campaign John Hardy.  Catch up on Cara’s week in the news below!

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Modelinia AM Reads: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Alessandra Ambrosio’s First Swimwear Shoot for Her New Line

In an effort to easily transition your wardrobe from winter to spring, Vogue has issued their decree on what’s “in” and what’s “out” for this upcoming season.  Get ready to say auf wiedersehen to all your geometric prints, ladylike shoes and leather moto jackets. ~ Vogue

2015 is shaping up to be an adventurous year for the house of Chanel.  Little more than a month after presenting the brand’s latest Métiers d’Art collection in Salzburg, Austria, Karl Lagerfeld has announced plans to bring the elaborate show to New York for a special encore presentation followed by a Cruise show at The Dongdaemun Design Plaza in South Korea and a Métiers d’Art (pre-fall) show in Rome.  Get your passports ready!  ~ Telegraph

That’s it, women over 60 are officially having a moment! First, Joan Didion for Céline, Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent, Tilda Swinton for Nars and now, 65-year-old modeling legend Twiggy has joined the party, having signed on as an ambassador with L’Oréal Professionnel UK. That’s right ‘yall, Twiggy is back! ~ Grazia UK

Today, the fashion world world mourns the loss of footwear designer Vince Camuto, who passed away at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut on Wednesday at 78.  Camuto was a well-respected fixture in the fashion and accessories business, and is credited with launching some of the most successful shoe brands including Nine West and his own eponymous line. ~ WWD

Iman is teaming up with Yahoo Style‘s creative director Joe Zee to launch a new 10 episode video series inspired by her “Ageless Chic” franchise.  The legendary supermodel will talk about spring fashion and beauty, with a focus on skincare and how to “to look really, really healthy, and have glowing skin without the tanning.” ~ WWD 

Well if this isn’t motivation to get to the gym, we don’t know what is!  Alessandra Ambrosio has released an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from her first swimwear shoot for her wildly popular ále by Alessandra brand, giving us the first look at her Brazilian-meets-Malibu inspired designs. Check it out here! ~ Modelinia

The Models’ Favorite French Pharmacy Beauty Buys Revealed

 

New Yorkers have Duane Reade, Londoners have Boots, but let’s face it, nothing holds a candle to the quaint les pharmacies of the French.   Known for their highly effective formulas, reasonable prices and use of pure, natural ingredients like “thermal water,” the skincare and makeup treasures stored at these bastions of beauty have long been held as some of the finest in the industry, promising everything from glowing, acne-free skin to smaller pores and more even complexions.  It’s no wonder then that as soon as any model, make-up artist or beauty editor arrives in Paris, the first thing they do is head straight to the local pharmacy to stock up on the country’s famous hard-to-find brands.

With Paris haute couture week now just a few days away (shows kick off on Sunday, January 25) we thought it was high time we looked back to our archives for a curated list of the models’ favorite French pharmacy buys to help us take the guesswork out of primping like a Parisian this season. Scroll through the slideshow below for top picks from Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Emily DiDonato and more!

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It’s Here! Kendall Jenner Stars in Her First Estee Lauder Commercial

Back in November, Kendall Jenner made headlines when it was announced that she had scored a contract with Estee Lauder, following a push in the company’s ongoing strategy to target younger audiences.  Now, after months of anticipation, the beauty behemoth has released Kendall’s first full campaign and as expected, it’s stunning!

Seriously, girl is looking good in this video, which promotes the brand’s new Little Black Primer, a lash coat that you can use under your mascara as a primer or over to make it longlasting and waterproof.  Set to the beat of a club-like soundtrack, the video sees Kendall perfecting some of those signature beauty commercial moves we all know so well: gazing longingly into the camera, pursing one’s lips into a “shhhhh” pose, hiding behind wind-blown tresses.   She even gives us a taste of her dramatic runway walk, which we’re sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of in the coming month.

Along with the commercial, the reality star gone supermodel also dished on a few of her favorite black items for an interview with the Estée Edit. On the topic of eyeliner, Kendall admits, “I’m really bad at putting on my own eyeliner! But I like kajal liners that you can put on and smudge. I sort of have O.C.D with my eye makeup so even if it’s supposed to look messy I still try to make it look perfect!”  The struggle is real.

All in all, the advert definitely has a more youthful vibe than we’re used to seeing from the brand, and with the push from Kendall’s social channels (her post of the video already has over 335K likes on Instagram), we’re sure it won’t be long before the Little Black Primer is every bit as popular as the model herself.

Check out the video below to see Kendall in her first official ad as an Estee Lauder spokesmodel!

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Chanel Iman to Make Her Big Screen Debut Alongside A$AP Rocky and Zoë Kravitz

You’ve seen her in the pages of Vogue, walking the runway for Victoria’s Secret and the 50th Anniversary issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, but something tells us you’ve never seen Chanel Iman quite like this!

Following in the multi-talented footsteps of such former model-turned-actresses as Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyDree Hemingway and Cara Delevingne, Chanel is set to make her big screen in the new indie film Dope, premiering later this week at the Sundance Film Festival.  Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, the film follows a modern-day teen named Malcolm, a Nineties hip-hop geek, attempting to survive life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while attempting to make his dream of being accepted into Harvard come true.  Starring alongside Shameik Moore, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” star Tony Revolori, Zoë Kravitz and her ex-boyfriend A$AP Rocky, Chanel plays the role of Lily, who, from what we can tell by the trailer alone, appears to be every bit as alluring as her real-life self.

To check out the full trailer head over to Entertainment Weekly and stay tuned for more on the film’s Sundance release!

 

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WATCH: The Victoria’s Secret Angels Are Ready to Take Over Super Bowl XLIX

What do you get when you cross a prime-time commercial with some of the hottest supermodels in the business?  How about a Super Bowl game worth watching!

This year, Victoria’s Secret will seize the opportunity to remind men (and women) around the country — we’re talking more than 100 million viewers here— that “it’s now Valentine’s Day without Victoria’s Secret” by airing a special 30-second advertisement starring supermodels Candice SwanepoelLily AldridgeKarlie KlossBehati PrinslooAlessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima. The ad, which is part of the brand’s ongoing Valentine’s Day marketing strategy, will air after the two minute warning in the fourth quarter of  the live NBC broadcast on Sunday, February 1, but why wait until then to get in on the football frenzy?

In the lead up to the big game, Victoria’s Secret is doing its fans a solid by releasing “Don’t Drop the Ball,” a new online-only video featuring the world-famous Angels engaged in an action-packed, fumble-free game of football complete with Hail Mary passes and a couple of bombshell hair moments.  Check it out in the video below and be sure to tune into the game on February 1 for the main attraction!

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Modelinia AM Reads: A Model-Approved Guide to Après Ski Style

Finally, after weeks of speculation Gucci has named former head of accessories designer Alessandra Michele as the brand’s new creative director, succeeding Frida Giannini, who made a surprise exit from the company earlier this month.  Michele’s first collection in his new role will bow for the women’s fall/winter 2015/16 season in Milan on Feb. 25. ~ WWD

Versus Versace has named Anthony Vaccarello its new creative director.  This is the latest step in the evolution of Versace’s sister brand following the departure of former creative director Christopher Kane in 2012, and comes after Vaccarello’s first capsule collection for Versus, which was unveiled back in September in New York. ~ WWD

Spring campaign or spring break?  We can hardly tell the difference in Alexander Wang’s latest campaign which features models (and close friends) Anna Ewers, Binx Walton, Dylan Xue, Lexi Boling Sarah Brannon and Vanessa Moody hanging out in a suped-up party bus complete with disco lights and at least one shot of Ewers dangling through the sunroof. Party on, Wang! ~ WWD

If you feel like your prized footwear collection has been costing you more and more money as of late don’t worry, you’re not going crazy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that, while the general consumer cost of clothing (sweaters, underwear, jewelry, and more) has actually decreased over the past year by 2%, the prices we pay for shoes has actually increased.  ~ WhoWhatWear

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Elsa Hosk’s Winter Style Game is Totally on Point – Here’s How to Get Her Look

As we’re sure many will agree, the onset of frigid temperatures and icy winds has made it pretty hard to get dressed in the morning.  Rather than spending the time to carefully sift through out closets for ways to rework our favorite cashmere sweater, we’ve become more preoccupied with which puffy jacket to wrap ourselves in before braving the outdoors.  But just because it’s literally freezing outside doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style.  Just take it from Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk, who’s winter style game is all the inspiration you need to carry you through the chilly months ahead.

Whether spotted out braving the elements in New York or on Instagram posting photos of her latest look, Elsa’s style has been at the top of its game this season, as she continues to master that delicate balance between staying warm and looking good.   Here, we’ve boiled down four of the model’s chicest off-duty looks of the season into a few simple winter styling tips that will help get your look back on track.  See how Elsa is keeping things sleek and stylish in 2015 below!

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