5 Model-Approved Sunglasses for Sexy Selfies This Spring

Aside from the occasional face mask, there appears to be nothing the models love incorporating into their selfies these days more than a pair of sleek sunnies. We won’t go so far as to call it a social media phenomenon because, let’s face it, everyone loves their go-to frames, but we will admit it’s a trend worth taking note of— if not to satisfy your double-tap quota of the day than to inspire your next round of spring accessories shopping.  Looking to expand upon our own sunglass collection this season (truthfully, our Wayfayers are beginning to feel a bit stale), we turned to Instagram and rounded up five of our favorite statement shades as seen on the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Gigi Hadid  and others.  Scroll through the slideshow below to shop the top 5 model-approved shades that all but guarantee a sexy selfie this spring (genetically-blessed DNA  not required).

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UPDATE: Vogue’s Latest Shoot Includes Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and a Selfie Stick

UPDATE: Remember a while back when Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner were spotted running around Venice beach with Ansel Elgort and a selfie stick?  As it turns out, it was all part of Vogue‘s latest Hollywood Brat Pack photo shoot and today we’re finally getting a look at the behind-the-scenes footage.  See what happens when two of fashion’s biggest social media stars get behind the camera in the video above, and head here for more on their gorgeous new shoot!

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Soo Joo Park Named the First Asian-American Face of L’Oreal Paris

Soo Joo Park already has a number of high-end campaigns under her belt — Chanel, DKNY, Redken to name a few — and on Thursday morning (her birthday no less), it was announced that the model has scored another lucrative contract, this one for L’Oreal Paris.

The Asian-American model— the first in the brand’s 106-year history— has signed on with the beauty giant as its newest model ambassador, joining the likes of Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Barbara Palvin and Doutzen Kroes. Getting her start at 26, the platinum-haired Californian may have taken a very unlikely career path for an aspiring model, who typically get their start in as lanky teenagers, but in the few short years she’s been in the industry, her career path has the trajectory of that of a rocket ship.  Now at 28, the Wilhelmina model is excited about what an international beauty contract means, not only for her sky-rocketing career, but the industry as a whole.

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Kate Upton Teams Up With Glee’s Lea Michele in New “Sex Comedy”

In real life, a layover is one of the most frustrating experiences a traveler can face.  But, in a movie featuring funny girls Kate Upton and Lea Michele, it’s the making of a pretty entertaining comedy.

Aptly titled, The Layover, the new road trip buddy ‘sex comedy’ will see Kate and the former Glee star team up in the supermodel’s first big screen role since last summer’s revenge flick, The Other Woman.

According to Deadline, the two Hollywood stars play a pair lifelong best friends, who decide to avoid their personal problems by taking a vacation. Their plans, however, get drastically thrown off course when their plane gets rerouted due to a hurricane and they end up battling over the same guy while on an extended layover in St. Louis. Can you say drama?!

The film is being directed by William H. Macy, who told Deadline, “The minute I met Lea and Kate, the film began to focus for me. They are singular, ambitious funny women in full. This is going to be fun.”

Never thought I’d be looking forward to a layover! I can’t wait,” tweeted Kate.

Us neither!


CONFIRMED: Kendall Jenner is the New Face of Calvin Klein


After weeks of speculation, Calvin Klein has confirmed the rumors of signing Kendall Jenner  as its new face.  The 19-year-old model of the moment and social media darling will appear in a new ad campaign for the brand’s #mycalvins Denim Series, “a limited-edition, logo-driven offering inspired by athletic and urban streetwear,” WWD reports.

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Modelinia AM Reads: Gigi Hadid Shares Tips to Taking the Perfect Spring Break Selfie

If anyone knows how to live life like it’s one long vacation, it’s Alessandra Ambrosio.  The supermodel and designer of ále by Alessandra recently traveled to Trancoso, a small fishing village located in Bahia, on the east coast of Brazil, where her and her family spent their days at the scenic beaches, eating fresh, organic local fare, shopping at the local beach shops and listening to live music in the streets. Here, she shares her travel photo diary for a dose of instant wanderlust. ~ T Magazine

Karlie Kloss has officially outed herself as a dog person—and a very dedicated one at that. She posted an Instagram of herself blow drying her pet post-bath last night (and with our favorite model-approved styling tool at that). That fur. Her matching hair. Both so flawless. ~ Instagram

For all of the broken-hearted teens mourning Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction on social media, no one seemed more saddened by the sudden loss than Harry Styles, who was filmed crying onstage during the band’s first scheduled concert without Zayn in Jakarta. Dressed in all black, Harry stepped away from his three other bandmates to wipe away some tears he started to shed. We feel your pain Harry. ~ Daily Mail 

After much anticipation, Rihanna released her new single, “Bitch Better Have My Money,” early Thursday and tweeted the news to her 42.7 million followers. But wait, there’s a catch! To hear it, you’re going to have to download the Dubsmash video messaging app.  ~ Just Jared

Six years after Tom Ford’s directorial debut in “A Single Man,”  the designer is reportedly coming back for more!  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ford is working on a movie called “Nocturnal Animals,” a “postmodern noir thriller” based on the Austin Wright book “Tony and Susan,” with George Clooney signed on as producer. Ma-jor. ~ The Hollywood Reporter

In her latest interview, 17-year-old Kylie Jenner discusses her beauty routine, including her love for making her lips “super prominent.” She also opens up about the hair color she’ll never try (she insists blue is her thing), her beautifying secret weapons and why modeling is not in her future. ~ Style.com 

College student or not, it’s time to shake off the Winter doldrums and indulge in some sun, surf and sand— preferably all with a fruity cocktail in hand. And who better to kick off the festivities than two of our favorite quintessential beach babes, Gigi Hadid and Rachel Hilbert? Here, we sit down with the two bikini babes to discuss all things beach and bikini-related— from their go-to Spring Break jams to tips to taking the perfect beach selfies (yes, please!) ~ Modelinia

Kate Moss Inspires a Festival-Ready Look

With festival season finally upon us, it’s time to start stocking up on clothes that are equal parts comfortable, cool and fun. Enter: Kate Moss, a supermodel known as much for her style as her festival-going antics. The Glastonbury-regular was spotted coming out of Café Royal in London last night wearing a festival girl staple: the jumpsuit. Instead of slipping into a romper— a piece more commonly found paired with DIY flower crowns at Coachella— Kate commanded attention in a stripped jumper that recalled the free-spirited festival girls of the early Seventies— but with a far more modern vibe. To up the cool factor, she also added a Saint Laurent biker jacket and matching suede booties for a look that was less Woodstock more London Underground.

Shop a few of our editors’ favorite festival-ready jumpsuits in the slideshow below!

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The Top Model-Approved Fitness Classes Now Available on ClassPass

Here’s the thing about working out: After about two months of hitting the gym four times a week, things get a little boring. And when things get boring, it gets a hell of a lot easier to start making excuses as to why you’re justified in skipping the gym for a day (read: the rest of the week).  Sound familiar? Then ClassPass is for you!

The monthly subscription service is all anything our more fitness-minded friends can talk about these days, and for good reason.  For $99 a month, ClassPass allows you to take unlimited (that’s right, unlimited!) fitness classes in your city—  they’re currently in over 20 major US cities. And with more than 400 participating studios that offer everything from yoga and Pilates to barre, cycling, boxing and bootcamp, you can bet that “bored” is one thing you won’t be after joining.

Still, with so many options at hand, it can be hard to sort the good from the er, not-so-great.  Luckily for us, we have the models to help guide us.  After all, if there’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that today’s top models approach their fitness routines with the intensity of a professional athlete and thus, know perhaps better than anyone which classes are worth the wait-list.  Having talked fitness with countless models over the past year, we thought we’d give our fellow ClassPass addicts a hand by narrowing down the top 5 model-approved classes that every member should try.  From boxing to ballet, find out which classes the models are flocking to as of late, and hope that you make it as they’re bound to fill up…FAST!

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