What’s Trending: The ‘Not So’ Velvet Underground

Velvet is undergoing a renaissance.  Although its past iterations have typically been associated with the slightly embarrassing family holiday cards of our youth and lavish poof sleeves on bad ’80s prom dresses, we’re here to say, it’s time to wipe the slate clean.

Thanks to style-setting models like Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Lily Aldridge, the other-worldly fabric is experiencing something of a rebirth as of late, popping up in new and unexpected ways both on and off the runway.  For those looking to give off a ’70s rock vibe, you’ll find inspiration in Kate’s turquoise cape worn over a sparkling floor-length sequin gown, along with Lily’s plush red velvet pant suit.  Or forgo pants altogether like Cara and opt for a thigh-grazing tuxedo dress paired with strappy sandals for a sensual evening look.  Read the rest of this entry »

Look of the Week: Miranda Kerr Gives a Lesson in Transitional Dressing

If you thought that florals were best left for spring, you thought wrong!  In one of her finest style moments of the season thus far, Miranda Kerr appeared at Incheon International Airport in South Korea on Monday wearing a lush printed jumpsuit that was not only seasonally appropriate, but also down right swoon-worthy!

In a lesson on transitional dressing, Miranda grounded her jumpsuit — which featured a delicate rosebud pattern that had the look of cascading ivy — with a striking Balmain leather jacket and oxblood handbag.  The deep autumnal shade  helped to mute the more summery appeal of the jumpsuit’s verdant design, while also playing up the gold hardware on both her jacket and her elegant black pumps.  If this is what saying goodbye to warm weather looks like, count us in!

Everything You Need to Know About the Epic Alexander Wang X H&M Launch Party

Alexander Wang presented his collection for H&M on Thursday night at the Armory on the Hudson— an indoor track and field space in Washington Heights — which was only fitting for a show that could have otherwise been described as something one might see at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Upon taking their seats in the bleachers surrounding the indoor track with branded foam boxing gloves in hand, guests were instantly thrown into Alexander Wang’s world of extreme athleticism with a special Parkour performance  complete with trampolines, ramps and rope propellers — the perfect setup for the designer’s ‘urban survival’ themed collection to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: Supercharged Red Lips Shine Bright for Fall

Blake Lively and her baby bump made their inaugural appearance last night at Michael Kors and ‘God’s Love We Deliver’ fundraiser.  As expected, the actresses stunned in a an ultra-feminine lavender and lily stretch tulle gown from the designer’s resort 2015 collection. ~ PopSugar

In what could very well be the most surprising beauty campaign news since Marc Jacobs signed Jessica Lange, François Nars has tapped quirky actress Tilda Swinton to be the new face of NARS Cosmetics.  ~ WWD

Nasty Gal has never been shy about knocking off pieces from designer collections, but this latest rip-off of Celine’s fall 2014 statement earring is almost too much to handle!  ~ Fashionista

There’s no forgetting you first. Fashion week, that is.  To celebrate the end of the spring 2015 season, WWD caught up with hair and makeup superstars like Tom Pecheux, Orlando Pita and Pat McGrath to discuss their first fashion week experiences — from the humorous to the down right disastrous. ~ WWD

Anna Wintour is that you?  Fashion’s most notable tastemakers are being given the jack-o’-lantern treatment this Halloween, resulting in what is surely the chicest front stoop fashion show ever! ~ Domaine

The Apple Watch made its fashion editorial debut on Vogue China’s November cover and now the full spread is out featuring cover girl and supermodel, Liu Wen— not to mention a lot of stunning watch shots! ~ Fashion Copious

Taking the place of last year’s goth-glam shades, this season’s classic red lip draws inspiration from its Old Hollywood roots, but with a supercharged level of shine that feels perfectly suited for fall. Drawing inspiration from our favorite crimson beauties, we rounded up five of the best new red lipsticks of the season strictly for your shopping pleasure. ~ Modelinia

It’s in the Jeans: 6 Model-Approved Fall Denim Styles Every Woman Should Own

Is there anything that feels more autumnal than the perfect new pair of jeans?  While denim remains a staple in our closets year-round, this season brings a host of new styles, washes and rises, making it easy for even the most experienced shopper to get overwhelmed.  Thankfully, we’ve already spotted a number of our favorite models out and about in this season’s most talked-about denim trends, helping us to narrow down six key styles that every woman should own.  From Miranda Kerr‘s distressed boyfriend jeans, to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s Mick Jagger-esque skinnies, scroll through the slideshow below for your guide to fall’s model-approved jeans.

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W Magazine Honors “Hot Denim on Even Hotter Models” for November

No, your eyes don’t deceive you!  For its November issue W magazine is taking a trip down memory line with a supermodel-studded cover featuring runway icons Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Raquel Zimmermann and one scantily-dressed Kate Moss!

Shot by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Kate joins her fellow supers on the “Born Beautiful” issue wearing nothing but a pair of hot pink undies and some very low-riding jeans.  And while her presence alone is reason to enough to swoon, W is doing its model-fans everywhere a solid by including a special fold-out cover feature starring Saskia de Brauw, Mariacarla Boscono, Suvi Koponen, Riley Montana, Karmen Pedaru, Anna Ewers and male models Daan Van Der Deen and Steve Milatos!

Together Kate and co. star in the “Hot Denim on Even Hotter Models” fashion spread, which features the genetically-blessed woman in fall’s skimpiest denim pieces and virtually nonexistent hairstyling and makeup.  The models even took to W’s website to divulge some of their best beauty secrets (hint: happiness and yoga play a big part).  Head here to see the entire shoot, and be sure to pick up your copy of W Magazine when it hits newsstands on Oct 20.

Heidi Klum is Coming for Your Lingerie!

As one of Victoria’s Secret’s most famous runway Angels, it’s safe to say that Heidi Klum knows a thing or two about underwear.  So, it comes as no surprise that for her next business venture the supermodel mogul is looking to put her lingerie expertise to good use with the launch of her very own intimates collection.

As reported by WWD, Heidi has been appointed the new creative director of Bendon’s newest celebrity licensed line, Heidi Klum Intimates, replacing Elle Macpherson, who had decided to part ways with the New Zealand-based company 25-years after setting the standard for celebrity lingerie.  Like Elle, Heidi will also strip down to model for her signature designs in the ad campaign shot earlier this month in Los Angeles by her longtime collaborator, Rankin.
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Modelinia AM Reads: 10 Models Reveal Their Dream Selfie Partners

Finally, after months of editorial teasers, the day has finally come: Alexander Wang is set to present his long-awaited H&M collection tonight at a track and field space in Washington Heights.  So, it’s only fitting then that we should get a look at the full lookbook for the much-hyped line ahead of the celebration this morning. Flip through the sporty-chic pieces here! ~ Fashionista

And the 2015 Oscar host is…Neal Patrick Harris!  After hosting the Tony Awards last year, Harris will take to the stage on February 22 to host the 87th annual Academy Awards for the first time.  Fingers crossed he has a star-studded musical number in the works! ~ Variety

Karl Lagerfeld’s love of his cat, Choupette, is well documented. He’s designed collections inspired by her, hooked her up with a beauty range for Shu Uemura and most recently, made her the subject of the 2015 Opel Corsa’s calendar. So we’re not surprised he’s turned director for an iPad mini-made movie of her just being her cute, cuddly cat self. ~ The Coveteur

Taylor Swift’s latest Diet Coke ad has reached the Internet before it airs on Friday, and it’s everything you could imagine—a nice cold Coke, T.Swift looking flawless in her chic apartment and kittens…lots of kittens (Olivia Benson included)!  Oh, and did we mention that the ad features new songs from her upcoming album 1989? Score! ~ E! Online 

For the second year in a row, Dolce & Gabbana will design the annual Claridge’s Christmas tree, which will be decorated with woodland animals, glass blown ornaments and seasonal trinkets from around the world. The designers will even incorporate their own childhood traditions. Now that’s a great way to spread some (fashionable) holiday cheer. ~ Grazia UK

For the first time, Rag & Bone strapped GoPro’s around different parts of its SS15 show venue to capture unique angles of models walking down the runway. The resulting video is pretty spectacular — see it here! ~ Rag & Bone

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of taking a selfie with Cara Delevingne or Alessandra Ambrosio?  But, while we wish for nothing more than to turn the camera on ourselves and a famous model, these ladies dream of getting snap-happy with some other famous figures entirely.  Here, we’ve asked ten top models to share the one person (dead or alive) whom they’d most like to take a selfie with— and trust us, the answers are as varied and intriguing as the models themselves. ~ Modelinia