EXCLUSIVE: The Secret is Out! The Models’s Cult Favorite Fashion Label Revealed

If you’ve spotted Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Aldridge, or Candice Swanepoel in a knockout summer outfit that you just can’t seem to identify, it’s almost certain to be from The Reformation.

Founded five years ago by Yael Aflalo, the once ’under-the-radar’ environmentally conscious side project is now one of the country’s most cult-followed fashion labels, earning the attention of  supermodels, fashion darlings and celebrities alike.  But just what is it about this bi-coastal brand that has the models flocking and the photographers snapping?  Well, for starters, there’s the exclusivity.  With a commitment to sustainability, the Reformation applies a ‘farm-to-table’ approach to fashion, locally repurposing vintage and surplus materials to create a unique, limited edition collection of sexy dresses, sporty crop-tops and motorcycle jackets sold directly in their LA and New York storefronts, as well as online.  Eco-friendly bonus points aside, the store’s retro-looking rompers, breezy summer dresses, and unique prints are also incredibly wearable and best of all, amazingly well-priced, making it a viable option for even us regular gals.

Curious to learn more about this season’s most talked-about model shopping hotspot, we sat down with The Reformation founder Yael Aflalo to get the scoop on the label’s biggest model clients, the pieces the models can’t get enough of, and who they consider to be the ultimate ‘Reformation Girl.’  See our exclusive interview with the ultimate model-approved boutique below and shop your favorite pieces at thereformation.com

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Look of the Week: Dree Hemingway Mixes High and Low

In the high heat of summer, our approach to dressing is typically anything goes so long as it’s easy and breezy.  Perhaps that’s why we’re so drawn to Dree Hemingway‘s effortlessly cool cocktail party look this week.

Spotted at the Association of Surfing Professionals Surf League party in New York City, Dree proved to be the epitome of Cali-cool, mixing a romantic Dolce & Gabbana skater dress featuring elaborate bell sleeves with a pair of contrasting high-top sneakers and  a color-block envelope clutch.  As far as beauty goes, the model’s golden waves and tawny, outdoor glow was the perfect compliment to the laid-back look — consider it the city girl’s answer to tousled beach-babe hair.

Heading into the weekend, we’re inspired to take a cue from Dree and pair a fancy retro-style frock with too-cool-for-school kicks and air-dried tresses — a look that’s suitable for beach bonfires and rooftop soirees alike!

Justin Beiber Cozies Up to Another Australian Model in Ibiza

Ohh, Ibiza.  There’s just something about the beautiful Balearic island that draws models and celebrities like moths to a flame.  The latest pair to make waves off the coast of Spain?  Justin Beiber and a ‘beautiful’ Australian model!

No, we’re not talking about Miranda Kerr.  Though the 20-year-old singer continues to make headlines following his scuffle with Orlando Bloom earlier this week — an altercation that was supposedly brought on by Justin’s rumored relationship with the former Victoria’s Secret Angel—  it was current VS model and Aussie stunner Shanina Shaik, who Justin was spotted cozing up to while enjoying some down time on Thursday.  The pair, who took to the runway together at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012, were spotted enjoying some fun in the sun on board a luxury yacht, where Shanina flaunted her runway-ready body in a plunging black one-piece.  But before you start referring to her as ‘the new Selena,’ you might want to check out the singer’s Instagram.  In a sun-drenched photo posted late last night, Justin and Shanina pose cheek-to-cheek for a selfie that would no doubt lead to questions of romance if it weren’t for the caption: ”Me and the beautiful @ShaninaMShaik and don’t even start with dating rumors.”

That’s right, fear not Belibers — the two are nothing more than friends who just so happen to take super cute selfies together.  See below for more photos from Shanina and Justin’s Ibiza vacation.  And if you just so happen to be heading to the celebrity-favored island yourself this summer, be sure to check out our guide to enjoying an Ibiza vacation like a true supermodel here!

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Modelinia AM Reads: The New Model Hotspot You Need to See to Believe!

Want to live like a true supermodel?  Kate Moss‘ ’90s NYC apartment once frequented by Johnny Depp is now on the market; but be warned, it’s going to cost you! ~ Curbed

Lorde seriously just nabbed one of the most coveted jobs of the year. It’s been announced that the singer will not only provide the first single for the new Hunger Games: Mockingjay movie, but also curate the entire soundtrack! ~ The Hollywood Reporter

Fashion Week is about to see a major disruption, courtesy of Gareth Pugh. The upstart English designer is switching cities and sides this season, choosing to hold what he describes as an “immersive live performance” to open the New York Shows early next month. ~ New York Times

After a 30-year hiatus, Diane von Furstenberg is returning to the fashion jewelry business. The designer is set to launch an expansive offering of necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets, is done in collaboration with Haskell Jewels. ~ WWD

Casio G-Shock has just launched its first line for women, and the campaign stars Josephine Skriver. Called the S Series, it takes the casing of the original watches and scales it down to fit a woman’s wrist. While that’s cool and all, we’re way more interested in how hot our girl Josephine looks (images above)! ~ Modelinia Inbox

We’ve spotted Rihanna in some pretty risque outfits over the years, but the latest has us scratching our heads.  The Unapologetic singer stepped out in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district on Wednesday, where she visited the local VIP Club wearing little more than a bra and men’s boxer shorts. ~ Daily Mail

Come September, Sephora will launch a new initiative called Store to Door, which will basically allows customers to have their in-store purchases delivered to their door in three days or less— no online orders necessary. ~ WWD

There’s a new model hotspot taking form in the city, and for once it’s not an impossible to get into club, or a bank-breaking bistro.  In fact, it’s quite unlike anything you’ve likely ever experienced before, and we got the scoop! ~ Modelinia

Joan Smalls Graces Free People’s Inaugural ‘Magalog’

They have the supermodel following, the dreamy catalogs, and the editorial-style photographs, so naturally, the next logical step for fashion retailer FreePeople is to launch a magazine.  Kicking off this month with “The August Issue” starring cover girl Joan Smalls, Free People steps into the editorial world with its very first magalog.  With 47 pages of exquisite, bohemian-style images, including content by industry leaders such as Kristen Tice Studeman, the magalog is the brand’s very first magazine format catalog, giving readers everything they need to feel reinvigorated and inspired for the coming season.

In addition to Joan’s cover story, which sees the model posing in fall-ready looks ranging from cozy sweaters, fall-ready boots, flawless jackets, rich jewel tones, and intricate embellishments, the magazine also features styling tips, the brand’s favorite fall fashion trends, model exposés, and interviews with DJ Alexandra Richards, Natalie Bergman of the band Wild Belle, and French actress, Rebecca Dayan.

Get the first look at Free People’s new model-filled August issue below, and look for the new August issue in stores and online at FreePeople.com!
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Repeat Style Offenders: 5 Supermodels Who Aren’t Afraid to Wear the Same Thing Twice

We’ve all been known to wear the same outfit or article of clothing on more than one occasion; but when you’re a supermodel you generally have enough clothing to last you 365 days without so much as repeating the same pair of jeans. However, models like Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, and Kate Moss aren’t afraid to play favorites and have been spotted wearing the same piece multiple times!

No need to feel bad about repeating an outfit, these stylish supermodels do it all the time!  See how these trend-setters repeat and restyle their favorite looks after the jump!
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WATCH: Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne Had a Singing-A-Long While Getting Their Matching Tattoos

Last month, supermodel BFFs Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn revealed on Instagram that they’d gotten matching interlocking D tattoos, cementing their bestie status in ink. And now, in a new episode of Well Dunn, Jourdan Dunn’s YouTube show from JAY Z’s Life+Times, we get to see exactly how those tattoos went down.

It all starts when Jourdan steps out of the kitchen and coincidentally runs into her BFF outside her favorite Thai restaurant, Uncle Boons.   While grabbing a quick bit to eat, the girls joke around at the table with Cara sticking various utensils on her face and making various jokes about balls (sticky rice balls, that is).  Not long after, the Topshop model gets to showing off some of her famous tattoos, and explains the origin of her most talked-about tattoo: the “Made in England” stamp on the bottom of her foot. “I was going to get ‘Made in Taiwan’ because I thought it was funnier — I felt like a bit of a doll, a toy that was doing things for other people,” she said.
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16 ‘Iconic’ Supermodels Unite for Carine Roitfeld’s Spectacular September Issue

There’s a lot to love with this month’s highly-anticipated September issue releases: there’s Cara Delevingne smoldering on the cover of British Vogue; Kate Upton covering up in the season’s top looks for Elle magazine; Naomi Campbell and Co. lending their star power to the cover of Vogue Japan.  And yet, little did we know, the best was yet to come!

Hailed as the “Icons Issue,” Harper’s Bazaar has chosen to go above and beyond this month, tapping a total of 16 legendary supermodels to appear in Carine Roitfeld’s biggest (and perhaps most unforgettable) portfolio to date.  Set to appear in all 30 editions of the global fashion magazine, the Icons spread features Linda Evangelista, Lara Stone, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Mariacarla Boscono, Joan Smalls, Stephanie Seymour, Isabeli Fontana, Laetitia Casta, Carolyn Murphy, Monica Bellucci, Gigi Hadid, Brooke Shields, Eva Herzigova, Iman and Lauren Hutton all photographed in looks by Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Azzedine Alaia and more.
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