Beauty Trend Watch: Pin-Straight Strands Make a Comeback at the VMAs – Are You on Board?

When it comes to red carpet hair, glossy, retro-inspired waves and artfully mussed updos tend to steal the show, but as of Sunday night, that seems to no longer be the case. Or at least it wasn’t at MTV’s annual Video Music Awards, where sleek, pin-straight strands reigned supreme on the heads of celebrities and models alike.

Like a blast from the past, today’s top catwalkers stepped out in one uber-straight look after the next, with each one putting their own signature variation on what we’ve now deemed to be an official trend.  For Kendall Jenner, that meant parting her hair straight down the middle and leaving one half tucked neatly behind her ear— a look that came off cool and sophisticated when paired with a streamlined all-black ensemble and minimal makeup.

In another take on the flat iron trend, as well as perhaps our favorite of the bunch, Jourdan Dunn sported not only some of the straightest strands we’ve seen since Avril Levine’s heyday, but also a new, freshly cut angled bob by hairstylist Renda Attia.  The supermodel flaunted a flawless pin-straight version featuring a deep, sexy side part that had considering a serious chop session of our own following the red carpet show.  Similarly, Chanel Iman looked down right seductive pairing a slightly choppier version with her bondage-inspired Balmain number.

Could it be time to dust off our flat irons once again?  If these models are any indication, then all signs are pointing to yes!

Behati, Kendall and the Yonce Girls Turn Out for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Pop stars and hip-hop heavyweights may have been the focus of last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, but you better believe that they weren’t the only A-listers tearing up the red carpet!  Although, out numbered by the gaggle of musical talents in attendance, models Behati PrinslooJoan SmallsJourdan DunnChanel Iman and Kendall Jenner held their own on the red carpet on Sunday night, rounding out one of the best model turnouts in the show’s history.

Forever a fan of Olivier Rousteing, Joan chose an attention-grabbing Balmain resort 2014 mini-dress featuring a dramatic draped neckline, while Chanel opted for an ultra-tight black leather bondage dress paired with oversized black hoop earrings and strappy Casadei peep-toe heels.  While also dressed in Balmain for the occasion, Jourdan opted for a slightly more minimal look than her music video counterparts, stepping out in a sleek black bra top teamed with a matching floor-length skirt and a gorgeous new bob cut (don’t worry, more on that to come)!
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Modelinia AM Reads: Watch The Models’ Best Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

The red carpet at the MTV VMAs is anything but expected, and this year was certainly no exception.  From the sleek and sexy to the down right crazy, here is the full look at what the stars wore on the VMAs red carpet. ~ PopSugar

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.  Katy Perry and Riff Raff did pay homage to the iconic duo that was once Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake with matching double denim looks. ~ MTV

Divorce? What divorce? Jay Z and Beyoncé put those separation rumors to bed once and for all at the VMAs on Sunday night when the rapper and the couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy, presented mom Beyoncé with her lifetime achievement awards. See the touching (and tear-filled) family moment for yourself here. ~ TIME

In addition to returning to the Park Avenue Armory for New York Fashion Week this season, Tommy Hilfiger will also introduce the “First Timers” digital program, bringing together influencers from the worlds of music, dance, architecture and travel to document the experience of viewing a fashion show for the first time. ~ WWD

On Wednesday, Vogue is expected to unveil a new website, its latest attempt to reflect the magazine’s ethos online. The newly revamped site promises extended news coverage at a faster pace, exclusive fashion shoots, and a sleek, redesigned look. ~ New York Times

It’s the video series that’s gone viral on social media and month, the models took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to the next level with their chilly self-soaking videos.  From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Cara Delevingne to Kate Moss and Christy Turlington, watch the best of the models Ice Bucket Challenge videos here.  ~ Modelinia



Model Twitpics of The Week!

Once again, it was a great week to be a model! Whether halfway around the world or in their own bedrooms, some of our favorite catwalkers took to their various social media accounts to give us some behind-the-scenes snaps (and keep us wanting more, might we add…).  From Cara Delevingne professing her love for a certain breakfast meat (you’re not the only one!) to Chrissy Teigen trying to stay warm in a foreign land – see what some of your favorite models have been up to in today’s Model Twitpics of The Week!

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Cara Delevingne Reigns Supreme at Vogue!

Scoring one of the coveted September covers is a feat in and of itself, as it’s not only the thickest fashion issue, but also the biggest-selling issue of the year!  So, the fact that Cara Delevingne has been able to land not one, but three Vogue covers this month, proves that this British beauty is officially in a league of her own!

Just one week after it was announced that the 22-year-old supermodel was among the lucky 3 top models to be chosen for American Vogue’s spectacular #InstaGirls cover and previously, the cover of British Vogue, the publication’s Japan edition has gone ahead and revealed its latest cover with the super, rounding out a record-breaking three September slots for Cara! Best of all, while some publications have gotten into the habit of passing off old covers as new editions, Vogue has cast Cara in three distinctly different roles that run the gambit from polished and feminine (Japan) to Sixties-inspired (UK).  Of course, our favorite is hands down our own version shot by Mario Testino, which sees a sparkly dressed Cara sandwiched between the gorgeous likes of Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss, but that’s just us.

Regardless, it’s clear that Cara is at the top of her game this year, and with fashion week still ahead of her, it’s safe to say that this won’t be the last you see of the model’s cover work this year!

Look of the Week: Lily Aldridge Coordinates the Perfect In-Flight Ensemble!

Summer may be fading, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at Lily Aldridge‘s vibrant off-duty look!

The Victoria’s Secret Angel and our Look of the Week winner, eschewed fall’s darker color palette for a summery, tummy-baring ensemble upon arriving to LAX Airport on Thursday.  The mother-of-one flaunted her trim figure in a white off-the-shoulder crop top paired with loose-fitting pale yellow culottes, both from the model’s favorite bi-coastal boutique, The Reformation.  The all-American beauty coordinated her in-flight look perfectly with a pair of tan leather slip-on heels, a matching handbag, and retro-inspired Ray-Ban sunglasses.  With skinny jeans on their way out this season, we’ve been on the lookout for a stylish alternative and Lily’s chic airport look is our perfect solution!

Cara Delevingne Got Pulled Over by the Police for… a Selfie?

They say to truly be a supermodel, one must be a household name, and not just in the homes of the fashion-obsessed.  If that’s true, then Cara Delevingne has officially joined the ranks.

In a testament to her universal star power, the 22-year-old supermodel was stopped by two handsome NYPD officers on Thursday night, but don’t worry, they weren’t there to arrest her.  Like the rest of us, the two policemen were just looking to take a selfie with their favorite #InstaGirl, who of course, was more than happy to oblige.  In addition to jumping out of her car and posing for a quick pic with the men in uniform, Cara also pulled out her own phone to capture the moment uploading a snap of her and one of the cops to Instagram with the caption: “See you next time @ra_718 #Esson.”
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First Anna Wintour, now Victoria Beckham!  After being nominated by Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham is the latest fashion darling to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Best of all, she got good and drenched with the help of her handsome boys! ~ Grazia UK

There are exactly 10 days between now and September 1st— is your fall wardrobe ready? If not, WhoWhatWear has pulled together some budget-friendly ways to make sure you’re style is ready in time for the new season! ~ WhoWhatWear

Last February during Fashion Week, model Gigi Hadid hit the scene in a big way, walking the runway for the likes of Jeremy Scott and Desigual. But, now it appears it’s Gigi’s younger sister, Bella,who is set to take fashion by storm.  The 17-year-old model has just signed to IMG Models— that same agency as her superstar sister! ~ Instagram

For the past decade, skinny jeans have dominated the denim market. But now, according to a new report, sales of skinny styles are flagging—and fast—prompting retailers to stock their shelves with something new entirely. ~ Lucky

Following in the footsteps of Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung is now turning his hand to all things beauty  with the launch of his first cosmetics collections in collaboration with MAC.  Expect 14 super-luxe pieces made for every style and occasion. ~ WWD

No longer just for funny (and yes, sometimes risqué) pictures that will self-destruct within a few seconds – Modelinia has joined Snapchat and we’re ready to bring you more model news and updates than ever before! See what’s coming your way here. ~ Modelinia