Model Twitpics of the Week!

With the Frieze Art Fair and the American Ballet Theatre taking over New York, and  Chanel’s star-studded Cruise ’15 show holding court in Dubai, there have been more than a few occasions for the models to showcase their style this week.  From Karlie Kloss‘s Valentino encounter to Nicole Trunfio‘s Audrey Hepburn moment, scroll through the slideshow below for the full look at this week’s best Model Twitpics!

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Models Share the Inside Look at the Chanel’s Decadent Dubai Cruise Show

Karl Lagerfeld staged his latest Chanel Cruise show in Dubai earlier today, and while we weren’t able to witness the runway show first hand (sorry Karl, our  invitation must have gotten lost in the mail), we were able to get a sneak peek at all of the decadent Arabian action with the help of  a few thoughtful catwalkers.

The Chanel crew, including Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson, Crystal Renn, Caroline Brasch Nielson and Ming Xi arrived at the Middle East hotspot yesterday, at which point the models immediately took to Instagram to share the behind-the-scenes look at what was no doubt one of Mr. Lagerfeld’s most extravagant Chanel journeys yet.  Joan, Nadja and Sasha Luss were among the models snapping pics poolside at the hotel, while Binx Walton, Larissa Hofmann, Anna Ewers, Amanda Wellish and others enjoyed a group dinner with a view.

Of course, once the runway action had actually kicked off, that’s when the real fashion fun began. Taking place on a remote island off the coast of Dubai, this season’s show was reportedly a much more intimate affair than that of season’s past, but stunning nonetheless, as evidenced by the models’ behind-the-scenes shots.  Joan Smalls tweeted a photo of her stunning beauty look, which included graphic smokey eyes with gold foil at the inner corners and a crystal-embellished moon headpiece.  Hairstylist Sam McKnight also shared a number of model-filled shots ahead of the show, including one of Nadja Bender and Kati Nescher giving off major ’70s vibes in bohemian maxi dresses and thick, giant curls.  Think Saturday Night Fever meets Arabian princess.

And did we mention that there were quite a few camels involved?  We’ll leave the photo to do the explaining for us. In the meantime, check out all of the model spoilers below and keep checking back for more Chanel news and runway updates!
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Shop the Look: Cara Delevingne’s Paradise Pants

We’re going to go ahead and say it: Cara Delevingne is owning the pants game right now.  Her sleek Stella McCartney trousers and matching crop top ensemble was one of the most talked-about looks at the Met Gala last week, and rightfully so— she looked gorgeous!  Still, the red carpet isn’t the only place where Cara’s pants are stealing the show these days.  Earlier this month, the multihyphenate caught our attention in a pair of Zoe Karssen’s celeb-favored Paradise track pants featuring a playful pineapple and ocean wave print.  Cara teamed the look with a classic Burberry lambskin biker jacket, a simple black Trapstar tee, Chanel high-top sneakers and her latest Cara Delevingne for Mulberry black quilted handbag.  While we don’t suggest the look be worn on a red carpet any time soon, we do admit that it makes one perfect off-duty ensemble!

Shop Cara’s playfull paradise look (including a few picks of our own) in the slideshow below!

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Party Pics: Models Flock to Robin Hood and the American Ballet Theatre

Let’s face it, Mondays don’t exactly scream ‘party-time.’ And yet, that turned out to be the exact case for many throughout New York City last night— well, for the models and fashion tastemakers anyways.  To start, there was the annual Robin Hood Benefit held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which turned out to be more than just a meeting of the minds.  Models, TV personalities, Grammy Award winners and influencers from all over the world flocked to the venue to help raise a reported $60 million and counting — 100 percent of which will go to fighting poverty in New York City.  Top models Chanel Iman, Heidy de la Rosa, Petra Nemcova and Dominique Piek were all on hand for the occasion, which included an opening skit by NBC’s Brian Williams, a comedic performance by Jim Gaffigan, and a surprise musical performance by Bruno Mars and Sting that was later compared to the his Super Bowl half-time show.

Meanwhile at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, The American Ballet Theatre hosted its annual spring gala, presenting a one-time performance showcasing its upcoming season.  With Lanvin serving as the evening’s official sponsor, there was certainly no shortage of Hollywood stars, designers and young models strolling the red carpet.  Despite having just returned to the city following a weekend at Harvard University, Karlie Kloss was all smiles as she posed for the cameras in a chic black and white Lanvin dress before making her way inside the theater with her special date for the evening— her mom! Coco Rocha looked equally as impressive showing off her new bowl cut in a red peplum number, while Lydia Hearst joined both Selena Gomez and Eli Mizrahi in an embellished frock.

And to think, it was only Monday! See more of last night’s model out and about in our slideshow below:

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Modelinia AM Reads: How to Get Gisele Bundchen’s Red Carpet Beauty Look

As we continue to come to terms with that Solange and Jay Z attack video, here’s a look at how the internet has handled the situation thus far (warning: memes and hashtags ensue) ~ Telegraph

Hollywood’s reigning hair champ, Jennifer Aniston, didn’t just switch up her hairstyle at the Living Proof event in Boston on Friday, she went with an entirely new color! Are you a fan? ~ Elle

Carine Roitfeld is looking to Marilyn Monroe for this year’s Cinema Against AIDS  gala, as it is revealed that she will stage a red-themed fashion show featuring looks from around 35 fashion houses including Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Versace and more! ~ WWD

As it turns out, Lena Dunham isn’t just friends with Taylor Swift, she’s also her personal fashion informant! ~ The Cut

La Perla has found itself in hot water after complaints over a mannequin with visible ribs spotted in its New York Soho store set off a social media firestorm! ~ Vogue UK

Jennifer Lawrence gave us serious ’90s vibes in a velvet spaghetti strap dress by Jason Wu at the premiere of the latest “X-Men” movie.  ~ Nylon

Pinterest has launched “promoted pins” (a.k.a. placed advertisements), with Banana Republic, Lululemon, Gap and Old Navy in the first group of brands to test it out. ~ TechCrunch

The Chinese goverment is reportedly cracking down on models who work in the country illegally, arresting over 60 foreign models over the weekend. ~ Style File

Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima and Dree Hemingway had some of our favorite beauty looks of the entire Met Gala.  Lucky for us, we got the scoop on how to get their red carpet-ready looks from the masters themselves!  ~ Modelinia


The Model Way to Wear Your Braid This Season

Braids: It’s a love that will never die. Like a good pair of Manolo pumps, a plaited style is eternally chic, making it a sure choice for formal events and bad hair days alike. But why stop there? This season, the models have been taking their braided styles everywhere from Coachella to the Met Gala, inspiring new ways to wear the classic look. Cara Delevingne and Caroline Trentini have given their seal of approval to the braided cornrow style, Doutzen Kroes stole the show in a perfectly undone side braid, and Nina Agdal put a modern twist on the er, twist with an intricate plaited updo— and those are just styles we’ve spotted over the last several weeks!  Below, we’ve rounded up thirteen of our favorite model braids of the season for your hair inspiration. From intricate crown braids, to easy side styles, scroll through the slideshow below for the full look at this season’s hottest model-approved hair trend!

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Kendall Jenner to Make Her Vogue Debut in ‘Upcoming Issue’

Despite the stigma that has come along with Kendall Jenner being part of the world’s most talked-about reality TV family, there’s no denying that she is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry these days.  In less than a year’s time, she’s walked the runway for Marc Jacos, Chanel and Givenchy, posed in the pages of W, LOVE and Miss Vogue, and most recently, sent jaws to the floor on the red carpet at the star-studded Met Gala.  Now, just two-months after Kim Kardashian made her Vogue cover debut, the 18-year-old model is said to be following in her big sister’s fashion footsteps after shooting an editorial for the storied glossy.

According to E! News, the up-and-coming model was recently shot by renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier for an upcoming feature.  What’s more, Kendall is said to be making her Vogue debut alongside Sean Penn and Robin Wright’s daughter Dylan Penn.  Unfortunately, details beyond that point are scarce, as the magazine has yet to comment.

Though the spread would be Kendall’s first appearance in the magazine, it’s hardly her first time working with Vogue.  As you might recall, the model previously starred in a New York Fashion Week story featured on the magazine’s website, which consisted of her taking selfies in the best look from the fall 2014 runways.  She’s also had the pleasure of sitting next to Anna Wintour in the front row at Topshop’s Fall 2014 fashion show back in February.

If that weren’t all exciting enough, rumors are swirling that Kendall is also being lined up to take over as the next face of Topshop— a fact that now seems highly probable after her appearance in a custom gown by the British high street brand at last week’s Met Gala.

We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled on Instagram and beyond for any sign of Kendall’s Vogue debut.  In the meantime, check out the magazine’s #InstaFashion spread for a glimpse at Kendall’s Vogue potential.

Here’s How the Models Celebrated Mother’s Day

It was a model-filled Mother’s Day on Sunday, as the supers took to Instagram to share some of the most precious throwback photos and candid snaps we’ve seen in quite awhile.  Gisele Bündchen posted a precious snapshot of her and her children enjoying a sunny afternoon on the beach, Lily Aldridge shared a baby photo of her cuddling up to her mom, while Miranda Kerr stole kisses from her son Flynn as they posed for a beautiful Kerr family photo.  Scroll through the slideshow below to see which of your favorite models showed off their moms, tots, and surprise gifts on Instagram this weekend!

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