The Most Googled Model of 2014 May Surprise You

On Tuesday, Google released the results of its annual Year in Search, spotlighting the people, places, and trends that grabbed the world’s attention in 2014.  Featuring everyone from Jennifer Lawrence (the most searched person) to Rihanna (the most searched red-carpet dress) and Iggy Azalea (the most searched musician), Google’s zeitgeist report is the result of billions of searches aggregated from the site throughout the year.  Here at Modelinia though, we’re far more interested in seeing how our favorite models faired across the Internet.  Thanks to Style.com, we now have the answer!

While it was undoubtably the year of Kendall Jenner— the Kardashian clan member was seemingly everywhere from catwalks to campaigns and glossy covers— it turns out that there was one other all-American super who the world had it’s eye on.  That scene-stealer was Kate Upton.  In a somewhat surprising move, the voluptuous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model heads the list of the top 20 fashion models followed by Kendall Jenner, at number two, Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss.

Noticeably absent from the top ten list is Cara Delevingne, who came in at number 16, slipping 15 places from the number one spot she held in 2013.  Surprisingly, her fellow Insta-girls didn’t fair much better: Karlie Kloss  took the number nine spot, while Joan Smalls came in at number 20.  Meanwhile, it appears that “It” girls Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin were able to catch the world’s attention with their celeb-filled social media posts as they gained spots at number eight and 14 respectively. Kudos ladies!

See the entire list of the top 20 models for Style.com below, then click here for more of Google’s A Year in Search results.

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Modelinia AM Reads: And the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Awards Go To…

Last week WWD announced that Cara Delevingne would be immortalized alongside fellow models like Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha as part of the new fashion-centric wing of Paris’ Grévin museum, and today we have a (slightly creepy) first look! ~ Style.com

After Gucci’s CEO and creative director announced they were stepping down last week, the fashion world has been speculating non-stop who parent company Kering will tap to take over. The latest rumors point to Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent (also owned by Kering) as the top choice.  Will Slimane soon be working his magic over at Gucci? ~ Page Six

 

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10 Models Reveal Their Favorite Beauty Products From Around the World

One of the best things about heading out on a holiday abroad is getting to stock up on cult beauty must haves from around the world. After all, who doesn’t love touting around a product that no one else has even heard of? That being said, we recently caught up with 10 well-seasoned model travelers and asked them to share their favorite beauty finds from around the world.  From the French pharmacy staples, to Australia’s superfood skin treatments, scroll through the slideshow below to discover the international beauty products that Doutzen Kroes, Izabel Goulart, Shanina Shaik and others can’t get enough of!

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Naomi Campbell Plays Femme Fatale for Agent Provocateur’s Scandalous Spring ’15 Campaign

As the living proof that age has no bearing when it comes to beauty and sex appeal, Naomi Campbell has been enjoying something of a career renaissance as of late.  After debuting Burberry’s spring ads, in which she stars alongside Jourdan Dunn, earlier this week, the 44-year-old supermodel has been revealed as the face of Agent Provocateur‘s latest campaign, and make no mistake about it, the images are HOT!

As the leading lady for the lingerie line’s spring/summer 2015 ‘Wanted Badly’ ads, shot by Ellen von Unwerth, Naomi turns femme fatale to commit the perfect crime in the ‘most devastatingly sensual pieces’ (shovel, gloves and getaway car included). Inspired by David Lynch’s The Lost Highway and Brian de Palma’s glamorous and murderous thriller Body Double, the campaign plays up the collection’s 1960s ‘girl gangs’ vibe, which the seductive Ms. Campbell plays up to a “T.”

“When casting for spring/summer 2015, we knew that we wanted to work with a powerful all-female team to complement the campaign inspiration,” Agent Provocateur’s creative director, Sarah Shotton, explains in a press release. “Naomi and Ellen were perfect for this as they both have such strong, individual personalities that work very well together.” Shotton says Campbell in particular was perfect for the campaign’s story: “Naomi is the ultimate Agent Provocateur woman: witty, gorgeous and confident. She is a natural femme fatale.”

Playing bad has seriously never looked so good!

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Marc Jacobs Enlists Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima, Anja Rubik and More for Spring ’15 Campaign

Over the years, Marc Jacobs has developed his own identifiable campaign aesthetic: take 1-2 up-and-coming models, throw them against a stark background, add a couple quirky (or sometime downright eerie) props and let Juergen Teller do what he does best.  But for spring/summer 2015, is appears that Jacobs is taking his namesake brand into a different direction by tapping an army of supermodels to front the collection’s accompanying campaign.

Picking up where the brand’s New York Fashion show left off, models Anja Rubik, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Natasha Poly, Anna Ewers, Aya Jones and Jessica Stam star in both close-up and full-length portraits which see them wearing Jacobs’ military uniform-inspired spring looks, WWD reports  Shot by photographer David Sims, the models are once again barely recognizable as they pose in the same bare-faced makeup look and shaggy black wigs spotted on the runway back in September.

Going off the casting alone, we’re betting this is likely to be one of the biggest and hardest to top campaigns of the season (kudos Grand!). And while today’s news only brings us a teaser image of Anja Rubik in her army green uniform, we won’t have to wait long to catch the rest of the model brigade in action as the full campaign is slated to debut in the January issues of leading fashion magazines. Merry Christmas, indeed!

Modelinia AM Reads: Which Country Has the Best Models?

Miranda Kerr opens up to InStyle Australia about what her biggest mistake has been in her past relationships and why women don’t always have to act “strong and empowered.”  Oh, and as for those dating rumors, she clears those up too! ~ InStyle Australia

Rihanna has just been named the global ambassador for Puma! The 26-year-old entertainer will be acting as the Creative Director for Puma’s Women’s Training Category beginning in the new year and it will be a multi-year partnership between her and the brand! ~ Just Jared 

Google has released its annual Year in Search data and surprise! Kim Kardashian is all over their top 10 lists!  Of course, she wasn’t the only celeb driving searches this year.  From Jennifer Lawrence’s photo hacking scandal to Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine’s A-list wedding, here’s the full look at the names, events and memes that stole the spotlight this year. ~ Google

Sienna Miller’s two-year-old daughter joined her on her Mario Testino shoot for the January cover of Vogue. Unsurprisingly, little Marlowe appears to be every bit the fashion star as her mama, stealing the show in a pink tutu, tights and the customary pair of wellies. In a word, it’s ‘precious.’ ~ Grazia UK

In addition to casting some of the most beautiful women in the world for its annual Fashion Show , Victoria’s Secret also enlists a diverse cast of models who hail from exotic countries all throughout the world.  In celebration of this year’s lingerie extravaganza, which is being broadcast in over 185 countries, we’ve put together the complete guide to the Angels’ homelands, both near and far. Team Brazil? Team USA? Team China? Which country do you think has the best models? ~ Modelinia

15 Model-Inspired Outfits to Wear to Holiday Parties and Beyond

Nothing has the power to send us fashion gals into a panicked frenzy quite like a last-minute holiday party invite. When the pressure is on to put together a winning look in record time, things can get a little dicey. But, not this year. To ensure that your holiday season remains holly and jolly, we’ve gone ahead and planned out your entire wardrobe situation (with the help of models, of course) for you. Below, we’ve rounded up 15 model outfits perfectly suited for whatever your holiday plans may bring.  So go ahead, say “no” to that ugly Christmas sweater and opt for any one of these chic, model-approved outfits.  We guarantee you’ll look great without wasting precious party time worrying about what to wear.

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Model Twitpics of The Week!

What a weekend it was for some of our favorite models!  Continually proving that there is no stopping them, some of our favorite catwalkers took to their various social accounts to clue us in on some exciting new projects as well as how they are starting to celebrate the holidays!  From Jourdan Dunn sharing some epic pictures from her Burberry campaign with none other than Naomi Campbell to Gigi Hadid stepping out with Cody Simpson and Kendall Jenner (in coordinating outfits to boot) to Cara Delevingne teaching some young fans the art of one of her more famous poses – check out the slideshow below to see what some of your favorite models were up to this weekend!


See the full slideshow on modelinia.com