Modelinia AM Reads: The Models’ Favorite French Pharmacy Beauty Buys Revealed

Naomi Campbell will open London Fashion Week at Somerset House with a Fashion for Relief show on February 19 to raise funds for fighting Ebola. The organization, which was founded in 2005 to generate funds for disaster relief, has raised money for victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake and more. Past shows have featured runway appearances by  Kate MossAgyness DeynKarolina Kurkova and Beyonce, so we expect big things next month. ~ Telegraph 

In a story published on Vogue.com Wednesday entitled: “Could Tehran (Yes, Tehran) Be the Next Aspen?, writer Laurence Cornet gives Westerners an inside look at the “stunning” ski resorts nestled in the “endless clusters” of the mountains of Iran.  What he failed to mentioned was that the slopes he’s referring to are the very mountains that have been rumored to be a locus for missile production under former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Uh, what? ~ WWD

Earlier this week, A.P.C. designer Jean Touitou made waves at his most recent menswear show when he held up a sign that read “”Last Ni##@$ IN PARIS,” and repeatedly used the N-word. Needless to say, it didn’t sit well with a lot of people — least of all Timberland, who has since pulled out of its upcoming collaboration with the brand. ~ Fashionista

Every day another Kardashian-Jenner-West rumor hits the web and today, it’s Kendall and Kylie Jenner who are making the headlines.  The two fashion darlings are reportedly “in talks” to design their own clothing line for Topshop.  Says an unidentified source, “Talks are ongoing but the family are keen to work with Topshop, who will give the brand a huge push this summer.” ~ Grazia UK 

New Yorkers have Duane Reade, Londoners have Boots, but let’s face it, nothing holds a candle to the quaint les pharmacies of the French.  With Paris haute couture week now in full swing, we took a look through our archives to put together a curated list of the models’ favorite French pharmacy buys to help us take the guesswork out of primping like a Parisian this season. ~ Modelinia

EXCLUSIVE: Get to Know the Kick-Ass Boxing Gym That’s Getting the World’s Top Models Into Shape

For all of their genetic advantages, most supermodels approach their fitness routines with the intensity of a professional athlete. After all, one doesn’t stroll one’s way onto the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway or maintain a bikini-ready body year-round without hours of hard work and dedication at the gym. To stay in fighting shape, the industry’s top models seek out New York City’s best trainers, and these days, it’s beginning to feel like one trainer in particular: Rob Piela of Gotham Gym.

Located in New York’s West Village, Gotham Gym is the not so secret home-away-from-home for a growing number of today’s top models.  Take a look at your Instagram on any given day and you’ll likely spot photos of Gigi Hadid, Sara Sampaio, Lais Ribeiro and Josephine Skriver (and the list goes on and one) documenting their tough-as-nails workout, which includes everything from jump roping to sparing with professionally trained boxers in the ring and beating the hell out of a heavy bag. Surprised?  You shouldn’t be.

“They’re tough!” said Piela of his model clientele.  ”It’s really no surprise that they’re all so good at it, because they understand how to move their bodies and take direction.  They’re athletes, and more importantly, they train like athletes.”

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Naomi Campbell Closes Jean Paul Gaultier’s Couture Show as a Bouquet of Flowers

Traditionally, the last look in a Haute Couture show is reserved for the bride, or, “la marieé.” Having always been something of a rule breaker though, Jean Paul Gaultier went ahead and bucked tradition this year by giving his entire spring 2015 couture collection a wedding theme — and from the looks of it, this was one wedding that was not to be missed.

Set to a soundtrack of “Back to Black” and “White Wedding,” the show opened with model Anna Cleveland emerging from a cloud of smoke in a cut-away wedding dress and a head full of hair curlers.  What preceded was a progression of diverse top models dressed in a mostly black and white assortment of gowns, suits and cocktail dresses inspired by a women’s big day— albeit with the occasional twist like a giant tulle gown that resembled denim overalls and baseball hats worn over long veils.  The biggest twist of them all though came at the finale, when supermodel Naomi Campbell took to the catwalk not as another Gaultier bride, but as a the bride’s bouquet of flowers.  Dressed in a green one-piece bodysuit and wrapped in cellophane adorned with giant flowers, the supermodel seemingly took Viktor & Rolf and Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of couture spring blossoms to a whole new level.  Suffice to say, horticulture is having a moment!

Is This What Behati Prinsloo Looked Like on Her Wedding Day?

Ever since Behati Prinsloo’s wedding to Adam Levine in Los Cabos, Mexico back in July, we’ve been hoping for even the smallest of glimpses into the couple’s celeb-filled wedding. And yet, the big day remains yet to be seen—that is, until now (sort of).

For spring 2015 Tommy Hilfiger is finally giving us what we’ve all been waiting for: photos of Behati as a blushing bride!  The Namibian beauty is the star of the brand’s new “I do” campaign, which sees her dressed in a short white shift dress and palling around at a rock n’ roll inspired wedding reception.  Oddly enough, Behati is joined by a male model whose chiseled features and dapper white suit bear a striking resemblance to that of the supermodel’s real-life hubby, giving us all the more reason to believe that this is an exact replica of the couple’s actual wedding. For further evidence, check out the accompanying campaign video, which sees Behati stealing kisses in a photo booth, hanging out in a vintage convertible, playing the drums like a pro and hitting the dance floor with model Jourdan Dunn.  So go ahead, indulge in the video and the rest of the campaign images below, because this may be the closest you ever get to seeing Behati on her big day!

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Cara Delevingne’s Facial Expressions Speak Volumes in Chance The Rapper’s New Music Video

Cara Delevingne is well on her way to becoming a household name.  In advance of her highly anticipated turn in the upcoming adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns, the model-turned actress is making her big-screen-worthy talents known by giving an emotional performance in Chance The Rapper’s new video for “Nothing Came to Me.”

The just-released teaser shows Cara looking prim and polished in a pale blue dress while standing in the wing’s of a theater stage where she is clearly warming up for a production of some sort.  Though she looks excited to hit the stage the mood quickly changes as a girl in a veil whispers something upsetting into her ear just as she’s about to go on.  While Cara remains silent throughout the entire video – the only sound you hear comes from Donnie Trumpet’s jazz music in the background—her facial expressions speak volumes, thus proving the full range of her acting talents.   Like a true professional, Cara eventually pulls it together and strides out onto the stage holding onto her vintage copy of the New York Post and a brave smile.  What happens next?  Well, we’ll just have to wait to find out.

Get your first look at Cara’s emotional new performance in the video below and stay tuned for more to come!

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Modelinia AM Reads: Allow Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk to Inspire Your Post-Blizzard Style

Sorry Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but we’re totally crushing on your brother.  The supermodel’s 24-year-old brother Toby has landed his first modeling gig, as the face of Jacamo’s spring 2015 campaign.  Not only does the younger Whiteley have the same smoldering stare as his sister, he is fit and boasts an impressive six-foot-four stature. Ladies, prepare to swoon! ~ Grazia UK

May 4 is set to be a very busy evening for the fashion industry. Not only will Anna Wintour host the Costume Institute’s annual Met Gala, but Karl Lagerfeld has also chosen that night for Chanel’s 2015 cruise show, taking place in Seoul. Our only question is, which event will Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner choose? ~ WWD

Mark your calendar, friends.  On Apple’s first quarter earnings call Tuesday afternoon, CEO Tim Cook said that the company plans to start shipping the hotly anticipated Apple Watch in April— not, as previously predicted, March.  Cook adds that the Apple team is hard at work in the last stages of perfecting the apps and software designed specifically for the device, so you know it’s going to be good! ~ Forbes

Every consider what goes into creating a couture gown?  Refinery29 recently partnered with fashion publisher Visionaire  to create a new video that offers a unique look inside the Dior atelier, where the team has been hard at work bringing creative director Raf Simons’ ideas to life. While an individual couture garment can take half a year to produce, here you will see the story of one dress (“Look #53,” in fashion-speak) come together in just a few minutes. ~ Refinery29

Get ready, there’s a whole new Snapchat coming your way! On Tuesday, the social media app updated it application and launched Discover, a new feature that allows world-class editorial teams to share their content, photos and clips with users across a new storytelling format that “puts narrative first.”  Note: this is social media on a whole other level! ~ Snapchat

Just because it’s literally freezing outside doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style.  Just take it from Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk, who’s winter style game is all the inspiration you need to carry you through the chilly months ahead. Whether spotted out braving the elements in New York or posting photos of her latest outfit to Instagram, Elsa’s style continues to be at the top of its game this season.  Here, we’ve boiled down four of the model’s chicest off-duty looks of the season into a few simple winter styling tips that will help get your look back on track. ~ Modelinia

The Models’ Reveal Their 2015 Super Bowl Picks!

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us!  You probably know who you’ll be rooting for, be it the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks, but what about the models?   In anticipation of this weekend’s epic gridiron matchup, we caught up with some of our favorite models to get the scoop on their Super Bowl picks.  Team Patriots? Team Seahawks? Find out in the slideshow below:

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The Top Model Moments You Didn’t See at Chanel’s Haute Couture Show

It may have been snowing outside, but the fashion world was in full bloom in Paris this morning thanks to Karl Lagerfeld, whose latest haute couture show was nothing short of a garden party spectacular.

With models like Kendall Jenner , Sigrid Agren, Lindsey Wixson, Binx Walton and Joan Smalls on deck, Lagerfeld transported his audience to a lush, tropical greenhouse where the clothes were every bit as colorful and lively as the wildlife itself.  Standout pieces included dresses and skirts adorned with silk flower appliqués; fairy tale-like dresses in tulle with sparkling embroidery, playful flower pot-shaped beanies, crop tops in embroidered tweed paired with matching low-slung skirts  and the ethereal “wedding” dress that closed out the show, complete with a full trailing skirt made from fabric flowers. The “bride” (model Molly Blair) in this case, was trailed by a troop of flower boys consisting of several male models carrying enormous bouquets.  The final touch of a true master.

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