5 Labor Day-Ready Outfits Inspired by Fashion’s Best-Dressed Models

This coming Monday is Labor Day, signifying (among other things) the ‘unofficial’ end to summer.  For many, this is also considered to be the last hoo-ray of the season, as fall (and for some, New York Fashion Week) lingers on the horizon.  Regardless, of your plans this holiday weekend, chances are you’ve exhausted your summer wardrobe to the max at this point in the season, and are in need of a few no-hassle outfit ideas.  That’s where we (and the models, of course) come in!  We’ve spent enough time this summer tracking the models’ off-duty style to know exactly what you’ll need (and want) for a stylish Labor Day weekend.  Scroll through the slideshow below for the full look at our editors’s top Labor Day Weekend picks inspired by Miranda KerrRosie Huntington-Whiteley and more!


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Before They Were Top Models: Vintage Polaroids of Fashion’s Top Models

 

With New York Fashion Week peeking just around the corner, it won’t be long until the first of this season’s show packages start piling up around our office.  As desk consuming as they may be, the show packages are one of our favorite parts of the bi-annual fashion extravaganza, as they not only give us the first look at the gorgeous model faces to come, but they also make for some prettyamazing wall decorations.  Over the years, we’ve collected our fair share of model cards and backstage Polaroids of young, fresh faced models, some of whom have even gone on to hit the big time!  While they may be modeling’s queen bees today, models like Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyCandice SwanepoelCara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss were once those same runway newbies, just waiting for their big breakthrough moment.  In anticipation of September fashion week and the countless go-sees, casting sessions and agency visits that the models will be attending in the coming days, we’ve rounded up photographs of some of the world’s biggest supermodels’ first modeling moments. Scroll through the slideshow below to see what ChanelLiuJoan and others looked like when they were first starting out!
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The Most Stunning Supermodel Wedding Dresses of All Time

To say that the news about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding is all the rage this morning would be a serious understatement.  As details from the couple’s secret ceremony continue to emerge, we’re celebrating with a look back at over a dozen of the most jaw-dropping wedding dresses worn by the world’s most beautiful supermodels on their special day.  From Anja Rubik‘s flirty Pucci mini dress, to Caroline Trentini‘s romantic Olivier Theyskens gown and of course, Kate Moss‘s iconic John Galliano frock, get ready to indulge in some serious wedding dress bliss in the slideshow below:
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Modelinia AM Reads: Shop White Handbags for Labor Day and Beyond!

It’s finally happened— Bradgelina tied the knot!  Sources confirmed this morning that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married this past Saturday at Chateau Miraval, their estate in France.  Their marriage comes after two years of engagement and nine years together. ~ Associated Press

Looks like Kendall isn’t the only Jenner getting some serious fashion cred as of late.  Kylie scored a feature in V, and the magazine it touting the youngest of the Kardashian clan as a “social media supernova,” a “mogul in the making” and, arguably, the “world’s most influential millennial.” Now that’s a bold statement. ~ V Magazine

Lady Gaga is slated to star in H&M’s Christmas campaign alongside 17-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett. To make the most of the duo’s singing credentials, the TV campaign will feature the duo performing a track from their new album, which will drop on September 23.  Check out some early photos of the dapper octogenarian and bizarrely dressed pop star here. ~ Grazia UK

Still not convinced of the universal beauty of the bob?  Allow Emma Stone and her incredible new cut convince you otherwise.  The redhead popped up on the carpet at the Venice Film Festival for her latest film, Birdman, on Wednesday sporting a wispy, blunt bob and side-swept bangs that immediately got us talking. ~ Refinery 29

It may still be hot and muggy outside, but there is at least one way to beat the heat this month— with sharp, white accessories. Structured, ladylike handbags in various shades of white appear to be making a comeback in the final stretch of summer, popping up on the arms of models near and far.  Shop five of this season’s prettiest white handbags here! ~ Modelinia

 

Vogue Italia Celebrates its 50th Anniversary With an Epic Supermodel Reunion!

There’s been a lot to love with this month’s highly-anticipated September issue releases:  Cara Delevingne smouldering on the cover of British, Japan and American VogueNaomi CampbellAmber Valletta and Daria Werbowy giving good face for Interview’s photographer-heavy issue; and who could forget Vogue‘s supermodel-packed fold-out cover? Yet, little did we know, the best was still yet to come!

In celebration of Vogue Italia‘s 50th anniversary, the magazine teamed up with longtime contributer Steven Meisel to shoot 50 models— from icons and Victoria’s Secret Angels to the runway’s newest faces — in an epic pull-out cover and a rather large editorial to go along with it, thus blowing it’s American counterpart out of the water!  Name any one of your favorite models and chances are, you’ll find them within the magazine’s glossy pages.  That being said, there are a few famous faces that are noticeably absent from the mix including including, Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss and Cara — arguably three of the most in-demand models of the moment with an ever rising number of Fall/Winter ’14 campaigns to prove it.  Still, it’s hard to be mad when Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Carolyn Murphy are all packed so beautifully into a single cover shot.

For a sneak peek at the magazine’s jaw-dropping 50th anniversary issue see below.  And be sure to keep your fingers crossed that some of this new-found supermodel love manifests itself on the runways this Fashion Month!
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Ones to Watch: 15 Up-And-Coming Models to Look For This New York Fashion Week

It’s that time of the year again! The kickoff to New York Fashion Week is just over a week away, promising a schedule brimming with runway shows, presentations, late-night parties and of course, models! We can hardly wait to see the return of some of our favorite top models including Cara DelevingneKarlie Kloss, Joan Smalls and Liu Wen, not to mention the multitude of fresh faces ready to take the fashion world by storm! In anticipation of the fresh faces who will snag not only the attention of the editors and style influencers sitting front row, but also model fanatics near and far, we’ve put together our own special facebook highlighting several of this season’s most buzzed up-and-comers.  From the couture week veteran to a Proenza Schouler exclusive, here’s your guide to New York Fashion Week’s soon-to-be-major model faces:


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Model Trend Report: The Models are Getting Wrapped Up for Fall

Once Burberry sent those blanket coats down the runway, we just knew they were going to be a hit come fall.  Now, as if to reassure our previous notions, the models have been making a case for the cozy coverups on the streets— a sure sign that this season is going to be all about the blanket statement.

While it might not appear to be the easiest trend to pull off, at first glance, the latest crop of street style stars have proven that a luxe blanket coat works with just about everything in your wardrobe— jeans, sneakers, thigh-high boots, you name it! In London, Cara Delevingne put a downtown vibe on the boho staple, adding low-key trainers, a cropped slogan sweatshirt and a ladylike duster coat to her $1,400 embroidered Burberry poncho.  Similarly, Suki Waterhouse caught the attention of the press when she was seen strolling around London Fashion Week last February in her custom version paired with slim black trousers, pastel pink stilettos, and cool aviator shades.  Not to be outdone, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley put a polished spin on the trending jacket earlier this week, accessorizing hers with a fedora and elegant over-the-knee grey suede boots.

Of course, you may want to wait a few weeks before bundling up in a cozy blanket coat of your own.  The great thing about that though, is that it leaves you plenty of time to shop!  Scroll through the slideshow below for a few of our favorite, more affordable version of the models’s favorite new coverup.
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First Look: Melgosia Bela Stuns in Her First Campaign for Maiyet

In the latest installment of its ongoing collaboration with photographer Cass Bird, New York-based label Maiyet has tapped supermodel Malgosia Bela as the face of its new Fall/Winter 2014 campaign— a first for the Polish supermodel.  Known for her laid-back style of photography, Bird shot Malgosia in a serious of moody, black-and-white portraits filmed throughout New York’s Central Park in a mix of luxe seperates.

“This fall shoot embodies the spirit of the Maiyet woman,” said Kristy Caylor, Creative Director and co-Founder of Maiyet. “She is a modern romantic; evolved, elegant, and adventurous.  Shooting in Central Park was a treat as NY is our home base.  The park itself has so much to offer visually and so we felt like we were on an adventure in our own city.”

The full Fall/Winter 2014 campaign launches today on Maiyet.com, but you can get an exclusive first look at Malgosia in all of her campaign glory in the gallery below!
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