Modelinia AM Reads: Is This the Hottest Bikini Body of the Summer?

Stop what you’re doing! Donatella Versace has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it’s hands down one of the most glamourous things you’ll see all day! ~ Facebook

With New York Fashion Week just over a week away, designer Scott Sternberg has decided to cancel Band of Outsiders’ spring presentation, but for good reason.  The label is opening up its first manhattan flagship! ~ WWD

Fashion editors may walk around in new season Prada shoes, but according to a new salary report, they’re not making nearly as much as you might expect. ~ WhoWhatWear

First, it was Alexander Wang sending his models down the runway at Balenciaga’s fall 2014 carrying not one, but two bags. Now, it appears Rihanna is taking the trend to the streets with a little help from Dior! ~ Vogue

Get ready to see a lot more artfully sped up runway footage this New York Fashion Week!  On Tuesday, Instagram introduced Hyperlapse, a feature that allows you to make quick and easy time-lapse videos.  ~ Elle

Luxury accessories e-commercedestination The Editorialist is launching its second print issue and unveiling a site redesign.  Expect a more simplified web layout, a revamped boutique, and a glossy new cover starring Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt! ~ WWD

For the first-time ever, we’re dishing out awards to ten supermodels whose fashion, beauty and social media savvy entertained us all summer long.  From the “Hottest Bikini Body” to the “Best Vacation Snaps,” relive the best of summer 2014 with all of your favorite supermodels! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week!

Well, model lovers – it has been quite a few days! Between the VMA’s, Emmy’s and the US Open – it’s hard to keep track of what models are where, and what they’re all wearing!  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite award show snaps, think Heidi Klum getting glammed for the Emmy’s and Behati Prinsloo and hubby Adam Levine sharing a playful moment on the Red Carpet, to some candids such as Tyra Banks posing an important question to her fans.  To see what some of your other favorite models were up to this week, awards season or not, check out today’s Twitpics!

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Chanel Iman and A$AP Rocky Go Dirty Dancing for Vogue’s September Issue

Vogue is seriously going all out for its September issue this year!

In addition to beefing up its cover with a total of nine top models and giving Kendall Jenner her first editorial inside its glossy pages, the fashion bible has is also debuting a new ‘his and her’ fashion spread starring Chanel Iman and A$AP Rocky.

Shot by photographer Mikael Jansson, the steamy shoot gives off major Dirty Dancing vibes, with the fashion-loving rapper swinging her supermodel girls around as they show off a series of impressive dance moves while showing off some of the season’s best date-night dresses including romantic designs by the likes of Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, and Valentino among others.
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Runway to Red Carpet: Looks From the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Last night Hollywood’s biggest TV stars gathered at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers.  Though not quite as glamourous as the Oscars, or as outlandish as the VMAs, the Emmys still had their fair share of noteworthy red carpet looks ranging from stunning haute couture creations, to the most coveted Resort 2015 pieces.  Needless to say, Hollywood’s small screen stars gave us a lot to consider style wise last night and today we’re reviewing the best of the best with a look at the origins of some of last night’s most talked-about red carpet looks.  From Claire Danes’ fiery Givenchy show-stopper, to Kate Mara’s dazzling J.Mendel gown, see which models first rocked your favorite Emmy looks on the runway in the slideshow below!

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Modelinia AM Reads: Found! Your Perfect Labor Day Weekend Look

In case you missed it, the biggest names in TV gathered at the Nokia Theatre in LA on Monday night for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers.  From the winners to the losers and everything in between, here’s a look at what you need to know about this year’s celeb-packed show. ~ TIME

After the show, it’s the afterparty!  From the Fox/FX soiree, to HBO’s annual Emmys bash, Hollywood’s small screen stars turned out in droves to celebrate after their big night at the Emmy Awards.   See how the stars of “Breaking Bad,” “Modern Family,” “True Detectives,” and more let loose with their Emmys in hand here. ~ PopSugar

In other news, the always-polished Tom Ford is now the latest designer to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by none other than Victoria Beckham.  The dapper designer — who appears to be posing at his Texas ranch — enlisted his husband Richard Buckley, wielding a really luxe leather bucket, to do the honors. Watch it here! ~ Instagram

Something wicked stylish, this way comes! Jeremy Scott confirmed that he will be teaming up with Miley Cyrus this New York Fashion Week, admitting only that it will involve “a group of cool kids, rather than models.” ~ The Cut

Hot off of her epic VMAs performance, Iggy Azalea announced that she will be collaborating with Steve Madden on her debut footwear line to be unveiled in February 2015. ~ WWD

In the past year alone, LVMH has taken stakes in J.W. Anderson and Nicholas Kirkwood, and now it may have its eye on Proenza Schouler.  According to a new report, the luxury giant has been in talks with the company about acquiring a stake in the New York-based label, as it continues to put a greater focus on the American market. ~ WWD

We may not be quite ready for Labor Day Weekend to arrive, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t already planning what we’ll be wearing for the coming long weekend. Luckily for us, we’ve already found the perfect end of summer ensemble, compliments of the forever stylish Caroline Brasch Nielsen.  Score the model’s perfect pre-fall look here! ~ Modelinia

It’s Official: Kendall Jenner Has Made Her Vogue Magazine Debut

She may not have gotten the cover of Vogue‘s glorious supermodel-packed September issue, but Kendall Jenner did earn herself a place inside the magazine’s glossy pages

Following reports of a Demarchelier-lensed spread earlier this summer, photo evidence of the Kendall’s long-awaited Vogue debut hit the web today (thanks Fashionista!), marking a milestone of sorts for the up-and-coming model. With no mention of her famous family, her reality TV past, or her own name for that matter, the feature puts the spotlight solely on Kendall as a professional model, a role she appears to have adapted to seamlessly.

Styled by Tabitha Simmons and photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Kendall appears deep in the magazine —656 pages deep, to be exact— in a front-of-book editorial about how to style a scarf.  Short though it may be, the fashion shoot makes use of some big-name designers, including Alexander Wang, Hermes, and Marc by Marc Jacobs, and also features such other rising models as Sarah Greene and Anna Ewers.

The Vogue credit comes hot on the heels of what has already been a blockbuster month for the 18-year-old, who landed her first solo September cover for Teen Vogue, shot her first big campaign for Givenchy, and most recently, turned heads at the VMAs with her flawless red carpet style.  Like it or not, Kendall’s star continues to rise.  The only question now is: which designer will she open for this fashion week?



Beauty Trend Watch: Pin-Straight Strands Make a Comeback at the VMAs – Are You on Board?

When it comes to red carpet hair, glossy, retro-inspired waves and artfully mussed updos tend to steal the show, but as of Sunday night, that seems to no longer be the case. Or at least it wasn’t at MTV’s annual Video Music Awards, where sleek, pin-straight strands reigned supreme on the heads of celebrities and models alike.

Like a blast from the past, today’s top catwalkers stepped out in one uber-straight look after the next, with each one putting their own signature variation on what we’ve now deemed to be an official trend.  For Kendall Jenner, that meant parting her hair straight down the middle and leaving one half tucked neatly behind her ear— a look that came off cool and sophisticated when paired with a streamlined all-black ensemble and minimal makeup.

In another take on the flat iron trend, as well as perhaps our favorite of the bunch, Jourdan Dunn sported not only some of the straightest strands we’ve seen since Avril Levine’s heyday, but also a new, freshly cut angled bob by hairstylist Renda Attia.  The supermodel flaunted a flawless pin-straight version featuring a deep, sexy side part that had considering a serious chop session of our own following the red carpet show.  Similarly, Chanel Iman looked down right seductive pairing a slightly choppier version with her bondage-inspired Balmain number.

Could it be time to dust off our flat irons once again?  If these models are any indication, then all signs are pointing to yes!

Behati, Kendall and the Yonce Girls Turn Out for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Pop stars and hip-hop heavyweights may have been the focus of last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, but you better believe that they weren’t the only A-listers tearing up the red carpet!  Although, out numbered by the gaggle of musical talents in attendance, models Behati PrinslooJoan SmallsJourdan DunnChanel Iman and Kendall Jenner held their own on the red carpet on Sunday night, rounding out one of the best model turnouts in the show’s history.

Forever a fan of Olivier Rousteing, Joan chose an attention-grabbing Balmain resort 2014 mini-dress featuring a dramatic draped neckline, while Chanel opted for an ultra-tight black leather bondage dress paired with oversized black hoop earrings and strappy Casadei peep-toe heels.  While also dressed in Balmain for the occasion, Jourdan opted for a slightly more minimal look than her music video counterparts, stepping out in a sleek black bra top teamed with a matching floor-length skirt and a gorgeous new bob cut (don’t worry, more on that to come)!
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