The Top 5 Models of New York Fashion Week Fall 2014

It feels like just yesterday we were watching dozens of models flock from one casting call to the next with hopes of scoring a few of the most coveted spots on the runway at New York Fashion Week.  But with fashion’s finest now well on their way to take part in London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, it’s time for us to kick back and review the multitude of stellar model performances that had us talking all week long!  While there were countless top models on the scene this season, we tasked ourselves with narrowing down the list to the Top 5 models who really caught our eye this time around.  Based on the sheer number of shows they walked and the buzz they created with each performance, we’ve finally chosen our Top 5 leading ladies of New York Fashion Week Fall 2014.  See which catwalkers took home the top spots this season in our Top 5 list below!

1. Josephine Le Tutor (The Society Management)

Total Number of Shows: 25

Highlights: Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Diesel Black Gold, Vera Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Caroline Herrera, Rag & Bone, Lacoste, Narcisco Rodriguez and Jason Wu
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Modelinia AM Reads: Jourdan Dunn Discusses Her Most Unforgettable Fashion Mishap

Presenting the best, the worst, and the most mind boggling of the 2014 BAFTAs red carpet! ~ Styleite

Kendall Jenner had the chance to mingle with fashion royalty on Sunday, joining Anna Wintour and Co. in the front row at London Fashion Week! ~ PopSugar

Fact: There are 750,000 stitches in just one of Mary Katrantzou’s Fall dresses! ~ Fashionista

Well, this sounds familiar.  GQ is now offering $10,000 for unretouched images of Barbie’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.  Good one, guys. ~ GQ

Hunter Boots made a big splash at London Fashion Week on Sunday— literally!  Is this not the wettest runwy you’ve ever seen! ~ Huffington Post

Get ready to swoon— the Burberry Prorsum front row today was all about the boys and these fellas did not disappoint (we’re looking at you Harry Styles)! ~ Grazia UK

Is Donna Karan leaving DKNY?  The New York designer is rumored to be stepping down from her second label! ~ Vogue UK

The moment has arrived: Christopher Kane is set to unveil his first full collection of leather goods during his fall-winter 2014 runway show in London today! How long before these beauties sell-out? ~ WWD

Before she hit the runway in London, Jourdan Dunn was swapping stories with us backstage at New York’s Jason Wu show.  Here, the British beauty spills the beans on her unforgettable fashion mishap and her go-to bag this season! ~ Modelinia

 

Cara Delevingne’s Tattoos Inspire the Model’s First Line of Mulberry Bags

It’s official: Cara Delevingne can now add designer to her long list of credentials!

After teasing a special Fashion Week announcement on its Instagram account, Mulberry — which most recently cast the model/actress in its Spring 2014 campaign — has tapped Cara to design a line of bags, appropriately entitled The Cara Delevingne Collection.

The supermodel unveiled the new model-approved collection today at a top-secret Mulberry presentation held at Claridge’s hotel in London, where she fluttered around barefoot on a woodland-inspired set alongside a pack of dogs. The centerpiece of the collection is a three-in-one style satchel fittingly called the Cara bag.  Created around the idea of versatility, the bag, which is found in quilted leather, camo print and studded leather, can be worn as a backpack, slung over the shoulder, or carried by hand and is available in three sizes.

The multi-talented fashion star took her role as collaborator very seriously, reportedly visiting the archives, handpicking the leathers and sketching ideas.  Her personal touches can be found most noticeably in a limited edition bag inspired by her lion finger tattoo, with gold lion rivet details, which were created at Mulberry’s Somerset atelier. ‘Made in England’ is also printed at the bottom of every bag in a nod to both the model’s famous foot tattoo, as well as the brand’s proud British heritage. “I wanted there to be hidden gems inside, based on things that are personal to me, which my tattoos definitely are,” says Cara.

While the exact release date for the collaboration has yet to be announced, Delevingners can sign up on the Mulberry website to be among the first to know when the collection hits stores. We’ll see you in line!

Listen Up Swimsuit Barbie, HK Barbie Has Some Posing Tips for You!

The iconic Barbie doll has been around for years, consistently updating her look and career path from school teacher, to veterinarian and now, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl!  Making her debut in the magazine’s milestone 50th anniversary issue, Barbie appears alongside such other Swimsuit cover models as Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Kathy Ireland, all of whom have built successful business empires over the years.

Like any true SI cover girl, Barbie has the whole world talking this week, which got us thinking about Modelinia’s all-time favorite Barbie— HK Barbie!  Since her time as a Fashion Week reporter for Modelinia, HK Barbie has been expanding her supermodel empire, and today she’s back to share some tried-and-true posing tips with the SI rookie. From the classic “Back Arch” to the “Wild Thing,” here are some of HK Barbie’s all-time favorite Swimsuit poses:
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Model Twitpics of the Week: Candice Swanepoel, Izabel Goulart, Bar Refaeli

With NYFW over, and Valentines Day upon us, the models have taken to their social media accounts to send lots of love! Bar Refaeli cuddles with her pup, while Izabel Goulart strikes a lovely pose in today’s Model Twitpics.

 

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Valentines Day Couples: Models Feeling the Love

Love is definitely in the air today, and we aren’t the only ones who feel it! We love seeing the girls with the ones that can make them smile like nobody else can. From new SI Swim cover girls Chrissy Tiegen and Lily Aldridge, to the blonde and beautiful Jessica Hart,  here are some of our favorite Valentines Day couples.

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Setting the Valentine’s Day Mood With Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel

No Valentine’s Day plans?  Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve got the sweet and seductive Candice Swanepoel here to help spread the love!  We caught up with the Victoria’s Secret Angel for the scoop on her ideas for the perfect date night, along wtih her favorite romantic songs to help set the mood.  When it comes to Valentine’s Day, nobody does it better than this South African stunner!  So grab some chocolates and kick back with this sexy Valentine’s Day treat from yours truly!

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?

I will not be with my loved one this Valentine’s Day, but when I get to see him, maybe we’ll plan a nice dinner—I’ll cook for him.
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Meet the 2014 SI Swimsuit Rookie Class (Its Biggest One Yet)!

You’ve seen the cover, you’ve watched the 50th anniversary special, now prepare to meet the new faces of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit!  With just four days to go until the golden anniversary issues hits the newsstands, we’re taking an in-depth look at the new SI Rookie class— officially the biggest and dare we say, best in the franchise’s history!  From fashion “it-Girl” Gigi Hadid, to 2014 cover girl Lily Aldridge, get to know the new SI inductees before the coveted issue lands on Tuesday, Feb. 18!


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