Look of the Week- Met Gala Edition: Suki Waterhouse’s Fairy Tale Burberry Gown

“Breathtaking.” “Stunning.” “Dazzling.”  Those were just some of the adjectives that were used on Twitter to describe Suki Waterhouse as she stepped out onto the red carpet at Monday’s Met Gala, and truthfully, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.  With its frothy, blush pink layers and feminine sweetheart neckline, Suki’s Burberry evening gown stole the show, which is surely no easy feat when you have supermodels, Hollywood darlings and Rihanna to compete with.  Nevertheless, the British beauty emerged like a princess out of a fairy tale and had heads turning every which way as she made her way the grand staircase— notably without her boyfriend Bradley Cooper, who had official duties to attend to.

In terms of accessories, Suki kept it simple, opting for a simple, flyaway chignon, sparkly studded earrings and a bold, red lip.  It wasn’t until the after parties had died down that Suki admitted that she was hiding a pair of old combat boots under her girlish gown.  Just all the more reason to fall in love with this dress (and the effortless beauty wearing it) this week.

 

Christy Turlington and Ed Burns Star in Their First Calvin Klein Campaign Together

 

It’s been twenty-five years since Calvin Klein Eternity launched with Christy Turlington as its face, but you would never know it looking at her latest campaign.

In a testament to her inability to age, Christy has returned to her original role as the face of the brand’s iconic fragrance, fronting the new Fall/Winter 2014 campaign.  But wait, there’s a twist!  This time around the super has brought her husband, filmaker Ed Burns, along for the ride.  Shot by photography duo Inez & Vinoodh, the campaign marks the first time Christy has ever shot an ad campaign with her significant other.  A surprising fact when you consider how amazing they look together rolling around in the sand.

“We continue to joke about [the shoot] because it’s much easier to do something like this with someone you know so well and that you’re intimate with in real life, but on the other hand, it’s also funny to be intimate with your life partner and have people around,”  Christy told WWD.  “In the beginning we were pretty giggly. And after the first day, [Ed] said to me, ‘I’m so glad you’re not doing this with somebody else.’ I said, ‘I wouldn’t be doing this with someone else.’ Usually you pretend to be intimate on these types of campaigns, and when they go to change a lens or the roll of film is complete, you’re like, ‘So, how about those Mets?’ It’s just awkward.”

The couple’s TV and print ads for Eternity are expected to run in June, while ads for Eternity Night will bow in August and September.

Modelinia AM Reads: Cara Delevinge Has Had One Crazy Week!

New details on Diane von Furstenberg’s E! reality show have emerged, and by the looks of it, this is going to be one tough competition! ~ Vanity Fair

Only one man escaped the wrath of Anna Wintour’s Met Gala fashion critique this year, and you’ll never guess who! ~ PopSugar

Sofia Coppola applied her dreamy, Los Angeles aesthetic to a “Little Mermaid” remake… for “Funny or Die!” ~ Funny or Die

Kendall Jenner might have been onto something. The nose ring that caused a stir during Coachella is now showing up in fashion spreads, too. ~ Oyster

Jessica Chastain has taken the plunge and joined Twitter.  We repeat: Jessica Chastain is on Twitter.  Get to following! ~ Twitter

Fast fashion just got a whole lot faster thanks to Forever 21!  The ever-expanding retailer will debut an even cheaper outpost in California, called F21 Red, which will offer camisoles for as low as $1.80! ~ Fashionista

How much is the Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement ring worth today? The price of the 12-carat sapphire ring, which originally belonged to Princess Diana,  is said to have increased tenfold from what it was valued at in 1981. ~ Vogue UK

The New York Times has officially declared #nomakeup the coolest new beauty trend.  Sing it with us now, “I woke up like this.” #Flawless. ~ NY Times

If you thought you’ve had a crazy couple of weeks, wait until you see what Cara Delevingne has been up to! ~ Modelinia

Happy Mother’s Day! Here are 12 Super Stylish Model Moms to Celebrate

You won’t find gym sweats and tracksuits on these seriously glamorous supermodel moms! Whether they’re running errands with their adorable little ones, or showing off their impeccably dressed baby bumps, these women don’t let their status as a mom get in the way of their effortless street style.  In celebration of Mother’s Day this weekend, we’re paying tribute to the stylish moms who manage to do it all with style and grace.  Scroll through the slideshow below for a look at twelve of fashion’s best-dressed model moms and don’t forget to wish your own mom a Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday!


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Kate Moss Doesn’t Understand Why Her Magazine Covers Continue to Sell

Subjective – Kate Moss interviewed by Nick Knight about Corinne Day from SHOWstudio on Vimeo.

 It’s not every day that Kate Moss opens up to the public, and when she does, you can bet it’s with a very special individual.  In this case, we’re referring  to Nick Knight, photographer, SHOWstudio founder and the latest collaborator to bring Kate our of her “never explain, never complain” shell.

In the first of Knight’s new SHOWstudio video series Subjective, which features conversations with models Alek Wek, Liberty Ross, Lily Cole, Kristen McMenamy, Raquel Zimmermann and Tatjana Patitz on contemporary fashion photography, Kate opens up about her cover photo for The Face‘s 1990 issue, famously shot by Corinne Day.  Twenty-three years later, it remains one of the most recognized images of Kate’s modeling career.  “My daughter does that smile now,” Kate told Knight. “It seems like 100 years ago. So many lifetimes. We did have so much fun doing those shoots.”

It wasn’t all fun and games though.  Then just a young teenager, Kate admitted that she was very self-conscious at that age, which made shooting on set rather uncomfortable.

“It was funny, but at the same time I was really embarrassed about my body,” she says nervously of the shoot. ” I was very, very self-conscious. I was 14 or 15, still at school.”

Of course, it was her encounter with Day at the casting for The Face shoot and their resultant friendship that would eventually lead Kate into modeling full-time.  It wasn’t long after shooting the iconic cover before Kate left school in favor of exploring London with Day and hanging out at her favorite Soho coffeehouse, Bar Italia.

In addition to reminiscing about her famed ’90s heyday and some of her more iconic photographs, Kate also discusses the state of her career today, admitting that she doesn’t understand why her magazine covers continue to sell on newsstands.

“It’s weird though, innit? ‘Cause I don’t understand, I mean… let’s not question it!”

We wouldn’t dare.

You can see Kate’s full interview with Nick Knight in the video above:

 

Party Pics: From DKMS to Dior, There Was No Shortage of Model Appearances Last Night

Since Monday night’s Met Gala, the models haven’t wasted any time in getting back on the red carpet.  Case and point: last night’s party lineup.

Downtown at the famed Cipriani Wall Street, DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center, hosted its annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala honoring Evan Sohn and the Sohn Conference Foundation.  Actor Chris Tucker hosted the black-tie afffair, which drew names like Doutzen Kroes, Georgia May Jagger, Julie Henderson, Teresa Moore and Coco Rocha, who was happy to be stepping out to support her friend and role model, DKMS founder Katharina Harf.

“I met Katharina a few years back at this event, and we’ve stayed in touch all of the years,” Coco told us.  ”She is a beautiful human being and such a great role  model for so many models out there.  Her story really stuck with me and every year I make sure to come and show my support.  She’s being doing this for ten years now and she’s saved I think over 40,000 lives— I mean, that’s insane!  I don’t think most people can say that they’ve ever done that.  I look up to her and she inspires to improve every day.”

Dressed in a very sleek Calvin Klein dress, Doutzen Kroes could hardly contain her excitement for her baby girl on the way, as she proudble cradled her bump as she stopped and posed for the cameras.  ”I just can’t wait to meet her,” gushed the Victoria’s Secret Angel, who is due to give birth to her second child in July.  ”I can’t wait to see what she looks like and to get to know her.”
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Modelinia AM Reads: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Next Big Model-Turned-Actress

Blake Lively reveals that she looks up to supermodel Gisele Bundchen when it comes to making red carpet appearances.  But really, who doesn’t? ~ Huffington Post

Rather than documenting her night at the Met Gala on Instagram alone, Cynthia Rowley decided to take things one step further, filming the entirety of the A-list ball with a hidden camera stashed inside her bag. ~ YouTube

What’s it really like to have Anna Wintour as your mother? The Vogue editor’s daughter, Bee Shaffer, opens up on what she’s inherited from her mother including, a sense of humor, generosity, and an early bed time. ~ Teen Vogue

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence actually laments the fact that her continual clumsiness on the red carpet has become the much-loved fodder of social media.  She may despise it, but we certainly don’t! ~ Telegraph

A federal court on Monday upheld the City of West Hollywood’s municipal prohibition on the sale of animal fur apparel.  Among those stores now affected are Balenciaga, Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Christian Louboutin, and Alberta Ferretti. ~ WWD

Model/actress Katharina Damm isn’t a household name just yet, but if she keeps up her current pace, that soon may change!  Here are ten facts you need to know about the up-and-coming superstar: ~ Modelinia 

Model Confidential: Chatting With Girl of the Moment, Gigi Hadid!

In a relatively short amount of time, Gigi Hadid has gone from the daughter of model turned reality star and real estate mogul, Yolanda Foster, to one of fashion’s most promising young stars.  In just one year’s span, the California native has graduated high school, signed with mega-modeling agency IMG, moved to New York City, and made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit debut— starring in the magazine’s 50th anniversary issue no less. With both pin-up worthy spreads and high-fashion covers to her name, Gigi is no doubt the girl of the moment. Upon what is undoubtably an impressive year to come, we caught up with the all-American beauty to talk summer essentials, favorite NYC hangouts, and what it was like making her music video debut.  See below for our full interview with Gigi below:
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