Shop the Look: Kendall Jenner Goes Stylishly Incognito in Milan

Despite her ‘haters‘ wishes, Kendall Jenner is keeping busier than ever this season.  The reality star-turned-model has walked in a total of nine runway shows thus far— a number that is only likely to grow this week with the arrival of the Paris collections.  But, while she’s clearly killing it on the catwalk, it’s her off-duty game we’re eyeing most as of late.

After leading the model stampede in Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer ’15 show on Sunday, Kendall was spotted out in Milan looking catwalk-friendly in a casual ensemble perfectly suited for the first days of fall.  Sticking to a neutral palette of black, white, and beige, Kendall’s ‘under-the-radar’ outfit was far from cutting-edge, but in adding a cute trilby and oversize shades, she took the look from mundane to runway-ready. A miniature cross-body bag and chunky heel boots lend a tough edge to the feminine Topshop fur gilet, while the relaxed white tee and Fendi fur key-charm added an air of effortless cool.

Shop Kendall’s stealthy street style look in the slideshow below!


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Model/Blogger Keir Alexa Shares an Exclusive Look at Russell James’ “Angels”

There aren’t many men who can say they spend their working days with the most beautiful women in the world. But Russell James can—and he has the Instagram photos to prove it.

The Australian-born fashion photographer is best known for his work with Victoria’s Secret, who first tapped the lensman to shoot its glossy campaign images and catalogs back in 1997.  Now, nearly two decades later James is drawing inspiration from his professional relationship with some of the brand’s most iconic faces—the Victoria’s Secret Angels—as the basis of his fifth internationally published book aptly titled, “Angels.”

The 304-page coffee table tome, which pays tribute to the beauty of the female form, features a number of the world’s top models, many of whom he met through his work with the lingerie giant – including Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio - but also a few he didn’t, like newcomer Kendall Jenner and Rihanna.  Shot in black and white, the tasteful photographs offer a unique look at the world’s most beautiful women in their most vulnerable state, the results of which are stunning to say the least.

Ahead of the book’s launch this month, we caught up with another one of James’ subjects and close friend, model/blogger Keir Alexa, who sat down with the photographer to discuss the inspiration behind “Angels,” the criteria he set out in selecting his models, and his trick to dealing with the “500 pound naked gorilla in the room” (i.e. shooting models in their birthday suits).  Read on for Keir’s one-on-one exclusive interview with Victoria’s Secret’s go-to lensman, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Keir’s glamorous night of celebrating with James at the “Angels” Book Launch Party.

For more on Keir and her exotic travels, check out her blog Keir Alexa Jetset and follow her on Instagram and Twitter!

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Modelinia AM Reads: 20 Insanely Gorgeous Spring/Summer ’15 Manicures to Try Now!

Leave it to Anna Wintour to give new meaning to the term ‘fast fashion.’ Not even 24-hours after Dolce & Gabbana sent its Matador-inspired spring/summer ’15 collection down the runway, the Vogue EIC was spotted wearing one of its carnation embroidered frocks out on the town! ~ Grazia UK

Surprise! Beyoncé and Jay Z released footage from private moments — including their secret April 2008 wedding and the birth of Blue Ivy Carter — when the singer shared a clip of the couple’s performance of “Forever Young” from their On the Run tour. Prepare for cuteness overload. ~ PopSugar

Choupette is that you?!  The famous diva cat is getting a monstrous makeover for his papa’s new feline-friendly accessories line.   Prepare to get cat crazy when the designer’s Choupette capsule collection roars into stores this November. ~ WWD

Gr-r-r-reat news! Anya Hindmarch is set to give Paris a sugar rush with the launch this week of limited-edition Kellogg’s Fashion Flakes by Anya Hindmarch. The Fashion Flakes, which come in a Tony the Tiger box and the quote: “Fashion is gr-r-reat!” are on sale now at select Anya Hindmarch stores and at Colette in Paris. ~ WWD

Rodarte’s seasonal collections may be whimsical and full of fantasy, but if there is one thing they are not, it’s cheap.  In fact, one of the dresses from the Mulleavy sisters’ latest runway will cost you as much as a car! ~ Fashionista

While making our rounds backstage at New York Fashion Week earlier this month, it became abundantly clear to us that next season’s best manicures are neither bold nor boring but rather, the perfect marriage of the two. Here, we’ve rounded up 20 of the most alluring, ‘got-to-have-em’ manicures of the season.  Which one will you try first? ~ Modelinia

 

Milan Fashion Week Street Style with Elisabeth Erm, Daria Strokous & More!

Daria Strokous (Photos Courtesy of ModelsJam)

We’re firm believers that during any fashion week some of the best looks aren’t seen on the runways, but on the streets instead – and this week in Milan was no exception to this rule!  Before Paris Fashion Week swings into high gear, we’re taking a look back at some of the best street style snaps from Milan! Read the rest of this entry »

The Models Share the Secrets to Their Runway-Ready Skin

If you’ve ever been anywhere near the backstage set-ups at fashion week then you’re well aware that things tend to get a little chaotic in those final hours leading up to a show. Layers of makeup are simultaneously being stripped away and reapplied, in some cases sweat is slowly making its way to the surface, and all the while you’re surviving on just a couple hours of sleep.   And yet, while that kind of stress would wreck havoc on our temperamental skin—there’s not enough cover up in the world at that point—the models always come out looking even-toned and blemish free.  Sure, a lot of that has to do with superior genetics, but even a supermodel’s DNA can’t fight breakouts and dark circles without a little help from the beauty counter.  But just what are these secret products behind the models’s forever flawless skin?  We recently caught up with some of our favorite models backstage at New York Fashion Week to get the scoop on their pre-runway skincare regimens and to learn just how they’re able to keep their skin looking SO good. Uncover the beauty secrets behind fashion’s most beautiful women including Lara Stone, Lily Aldridge, Cameron Russell and more in the slideshow below!
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Cara Delevingne, Cameron Russell and More Join in the Climate Action March

 

On Sunday, thousands of people in cities around the world participated in the People’s Climate March to call for global action to reverse climate change ahead of the UN’s Climate Summit on Tuesday. While 310,000 people walked in New York alone, diverse groups of people, from politicians to celebrities, took to the streets in 166 countries making #ClimateMarch the largest march in history. Of course, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore were hardly the only famous faces spotted in the crowds over the weekend.  Representing the fashion industry was models Cameron Russell, Jessica Hart, Andrea Diaconu, Lily Cole and Raquel Zimmermann, who took to Instagram to document their experience, along with thousands of other supporters.  Cara Delevingne even did her part, taking to the streets on London dressed in an animal onesie to join her pals in the global march. “We are one,” read the model’s photo caption— a sentiment that was also shared by her model peers stateside.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best of the models’s #ClimateMarch photos to give you an inside look at the historic march.  And to get in on the action first-hand, here’s a nifty list of small steps you can take to help improve the environment.
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Milan Fashion Week Recap: Everything You Missed Over the Weekend

*James Conran, Coco Rocha, Franca Sozzani, Heidi Klum and Desiree Gruber front row at Roberto Cavalli

If there is one thing Milan Fashion Week is not, it’s uneventful.  From surprise supermodel appearances both on and off the runway, to breathtaking spring/summer designs and red carpet gowns that rivaled that of the Oscars, there was no shortage of can’t miss fashion week moments this weekend, many of which we’re likely to be talking about for days to come.  As the fashion elite prepare for the final leg of the spring/summer ’15 season in Paris this week, we’re taking a minute to recap everything you need to know from the final days of Milan Fashion Week, including an inside look at this year’s star-studded amfAR Gala and the front row appearances you may have missed.  Get the scoop on all of that and more after the jump!

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Modelinia AM Reads: The Top Catwalkers of Spring/Summer ’15

Rihanna, Gabrielle Union and Kim Kardashian are the latest celebrities to be targeted in the ongoing nude photo leak scandal after a second batch of private photos hit the web over the weekend.  The leak comes just three weeks after nude and other racy pictures of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were stolen from their personal accounts and posted on various websites.  ~ E! Online

Dolce & Gabbana is always the most fabulous finale to Milan Fashion Week. This season Spain, more accurately the city of Seville, was the inspiration behind the show with spotty flamenco dresses, matador jackets and low buns adorned with red, red roses. Go behind-the-scenes of the Spanish spectacular with a full 360 degree view of the model action here! ~ Grazia UK

For the October issue of Vogue Spain, Joan Smalls is demonstrating the versatility of that great all-American accessory known as the bandana.  Whether it’s a black bandana with a low side braid or a green one tied up with a chignon, the supermodel gives great inspiration for a variety of personal styles. ~ Who What Wear

The iHeartRadio Music Festival took over Las Vegas this weekend, with chart toppers Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj bringing massive spectacle to the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Catch up on all of the chart-topping action and surprise celebrity appearances here! ~ PopSugar

After nabbing his first Burberry campaign for spring/summer 2013, Romeo Beckham is back at it with a new holiday spot for the brand. In the words of one Instagram commenter:  it is “So bloody cute.” ~ Fashionista

Following the end of New York Fashion Week, we tasked ourselves with narrowing down the top models of the season — a list that is based on the sheer number of shows the model walked from start to finish. Can you guess who took the top runway spots this season? ~ Modelinia