For those of us who love that summer beach-glow all year long, a la Candice Swanepoel and Karlie Kloss, we face some big challenges come pre-summer tanning weather. So we tracked down celebrity and super model spray tanner Jimmy Coco, at the VS Swim Event to let us know which products are the must-haves for perfecting that “natural” tan during the bitter-cold winter months. We rounded up Jimmy’s favorite Victoria Secret Beach Sexy products to score us a deeper complexion sans sun from the best self-tanning moisturizers, to at home bronzers. No need to hit the tanning beds because we have Jimmy’s top picks, after the jump!
While in town for round two of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival this weekend— which included a standout performance by Doutzen’s husband Sunnery James and fellow DJ Ryan Marciano— the blonde bombshells also managed to squeeze in some sexy beach time together, while taking to the city’s sandy hotspots in a slew of ity bity bikinis.
After hanging poolside with her adorable son Phyllon Saturday morning, Doutzen set aside some time to meet up with her fellow Angel, taking to the beach in a revealing orange and black animal print bikini. With her phenomenal six-pack on display, the bombshell proved to be every bit the hot mama in her skimpy beach wear, which she casually paired with cut-off denim shorts and Ray-Ban sunnies. Candice meanwhile, tapped into her signature boho babe style, opting for a rather cheeky blue and white string bikini, which she later topped off with a black wide-brimmed hat and heart-shaped sunglasses. The South African stunner, who had just wrapped a swimsuit shoot the day before, appeared to be making the best of her Miami holiday with Doutzen, flaunting her incredibly toned frame as the two caught some rays during the day before checking out a few of Ultra’s headlining performances and after show parties later that night.
And as if the heavy dose of bikini envy weren’t enough, Doutzen and Candice also managed to share a number of swoon-worthy Instagram pics throughout the day, capturing everything from the sold out festival scene, to intimate family lunch dates. Needless to say, we’ve just acquired all of the fitness inspiration we’ll ever need to get our behinds to the gym this season.
See more of Doutzen and Candice’s Miami pics below!
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Congratulations to Mark Badgley and James Mischka! The design duo tied the knot this weekend after 28 years together!~ Elle UK
Looking to try on a Vera Wang dress? Well, it’s going to cost you! The New York label is now charging a $482 try-on fee at its Shanghi bridal boutique. ~ The Cut
Minnie Mouse is moving on from her iconic red and white polka dot frock with her first ever designer gown— a royal blue Lanvin number, but of course! ~ Telegraph UK
Tilda Swinton perfects the art of the cat nap in her latest performance art installation at New York’s Museum of Modern Art! ~ Vogue UK
Irina Shayk gives us the scoop on her major high-fashion moves, the unexpected moments on the set of this year’s SI Swimsuit shoot and what she has in store for us next— hint: it involves swimsuits! ~ Modelinia
Doutzen Kroes may be better known for her VS Fashion Show strut, but when it comes to the season’s hottest music festivals, this Angel knows her stuff — after all, she’s only married to one of the industry’s hottest DJs, Sunnery James! This weekend, the music-loving couple will be headed to Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, where Sunnery and fellow DJ Ryan Marciano will be hitting the main stage for round two of the South Beach dance party. Together, the two house music champions are set to heat things up with what is sure to be another headlining performance, which Doutzen will of course, be front and center for rocking her festival best.
As the festival kicks into full swing today, we thought it no better time to catch up with the stunning supermodel to get the scoop on what she’ll be wearing for the epic three day event and the tracks she can’t wait to hear her hubby perform. And being the huge music fans that we are, we couldn’t very well go into this weekend’s performance without also chatting with Sunnery a bit. From some of his favorite hits that he’ll be performing in Miami, to how he plans to celebrate with Doutzen after the shows, we got the full scoop on everything this gorgeous couple will be up to at Ultra this weekend. Check out our exclusive interview with Doutzen and Sunnery below!
Jean shorts, a tank top and sneakers! It’s easy and comfortable for dancing around even when it’s hot. Right now I’m loving my Rag and Bone shorts, Alexander Wang tank and Margiela sneakers.
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Erin Heatherton may be an Angel, but her wings were no where in sight when she hit the runway for Colcci at yesterday’s São Paulo Fashion Week show. Taking to the stage in a woven white crop top, loose fitting trousers and chunky heeled sandals, the gorgeous blonde looked positively ab-tastic as she strut her stuff at the one of the hottest shows of the week, following in the footsteps of such other Victoria Secret Angels as Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley.
Not to be outdone by this week’s other headline-grabbing SPFW shows— more on that in a minute— Colcci found more than a few familiar faces to join Erin on the runway, most notably Brazilian beauty (and VS Fashion Show co-star!) Izabel Goulart and actor Paul Walker! Together, the flawless threesome sent photographers into a photo-snapping frenzy as they closed out the show in matching ensembles — Erin in a black drop-waist frock and Izabel in darker version of Erin’s opening look, providing the jaw-dropping finale to an otherwise stunning summer 2014 show.
Of course, as any model fanatic knows, it’s not Fashion Week until Karlie Kloss hits the scene with her famed catwalk sashay. After several seasons of waiting with our fingers crossed, the leggy St. Louis native finally made our dreams come true when she opened the buzzed about Animale show earlier this week, marking her first official São Paulo Fashion Week appearance! Joined by fellow runway stars Caroline Trentini — who, may we remind you, is currently four months pregnant— Lindsey Wixson, Lais Ribeiro, Aline Weber and Ana Beatriz Barros, Karlie and the gang made for one of the most spectacular São Paulo Fashion Week shows to date and we for one, couldn’t have been more thrilled!
The Asia Society’s Celebration of Asia Week Gala gathered more than a few stylish women in their red carpet best earlier this week, but it Shu Pei Qin who hands down stole the show, not to mention our Look of the Week title! While the Maybelline girl has already proven to be a favorite among the street-style photographers’, with her penchant for comfort-chic dressing, it was her latest glammed-up look that proved she has more than just model off-duty basics up her stylish sleeves. Opting for a sleek, bondage-inspired number from Jason Wu’s recent Fall 2013 collection, Shu Pei looked equal parts sexy and sophisticated among the frilly, embellished gown choices that evening. With the focus on her killer set of stems and and lit-from-within complexion, Shu Pei kept the rest of her ensemble minimal, pairing the look with a black miniadiere, a pair of lace and patent leather Dovima stilettos and a slicked back chignon. The result was effortless perfection and one we’ll be looking to recreate for our next big night out on the town! Although the party-perfect Wu version won’t be in stores until for a few more months, we’ve done enough online shopping to know that Shu Pei’s style is still yours for the taking this week. With the right accessories, the right leather detailing and a good dose of model-esque confidence, getting Shu Pei’s look has never been easier. Check out our favorite style picks in the slideshow below to recreate your own Shu Pei style moment today!
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If working in the fashion industry has taught us anything, it’s that a top model’s influence has never been limited solely to the runways. From their untouchable street style, to their enviable red carpet access and backstage antics, these lovely ladies have come to inspire everything from beauty trends to T-shirts and pop songs. And while those tributes all well and good, we’ll be the first to admit that none of them can hold a candle to what H&M has been busy cooking up for us model-fanatics this season!
Hot on the heels of the release of its Beyonce-fronted summer campaign, comes the even more exciting news [via Vogue UK] that the mega-retailer has just created a new full-range collection inspired by four of the industry’s most inspiring, style-savy top models: Joan Smalls, Daphne Groeneveld, Lindsey Wixson and Liu Wen! Set to hit stores mid-April of this year, the latest collection fittingly labeled, the ‘New Icon Collection,’ is said to include signature ‘Model Off-Duty’ pieces inspired by the icons’ much loved street style, all but guaranteeing a winning style formula for the rest of us.
“I’m so happy and proud to be a face of H&M New Icon Collection together with these amazing other girls,” explained Daphne to Vogue UK. “The collection has so many great additions to any wardrobe and it’s so easy to mix it up and always look great.”
Proving to be just as effortlessly cool as the ladies wearing them, the limited edition pieces include everything we’ve had our eyes on this season, including sleek biker jackets, frayed, cut-off shorts, lace mini skirts and laid-back slogan tees. And the fun doesn’t stop there! Befitting of a true style icon, the model-approved range also includes loads of on-trend accessories — think low-heeled ankle boots, a leather necklace, fringed boho bags and wide-brimmed hats — that would fit perfectly into our summer festival style rotation.
“These days I feel that every girl needs a perfect leather jacket to give themselves a cool factor,” said Liu. “The jacket in this collection is amazing – [the whole collection] really fits into my personal style and it’s something that I will definitely wear on a daily basis.”
And of course, who better to model the icon-inspired wares than the stunning style stars themselves! Joan, Daphne, Lindsey and Liu all front the debut pre-summer campaign, bringing the fashion full circle so to speak.
“The New Icon collection from H&M is very flattering and suits all of your needs,” said Joan. “It’s super cool and for your everyday girl who wants to look great and feel comfortable at the same time. I loved the look I was wearing because it’s something I would see in the store and would want to wear.”
Needless to say, we can not wait to get our hands on each and every one of these certified ‘model style’ picks next month! These four stunners have long inspired our own ensembles, and thanks to H&M, getting the official ‘model look’ is now as easy as 1,2,3!