Modelinia AM Reads: Make the Most of Summer With the Models’ Favorite Outdoor Activities

Following a very high fashion turn on the Jean Paul Gaultier couture runway last month, Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has taken a prime photoshoot spot within the pages of CR Fashion Book’s latest issue shot by none other than Karl Lagerfeld himself! ~ CR Fashion Book

What’s the top-selling bag in your city?  Following this month’s study detailing the most popular luxury handbag labels circulating the internet, TheRealReal has broken down sales by city to find out which brands are trending in which towns.  The results may surprise you. ~ Fashionista

Changes are afoot for New York Fashion Week this season!  In addition to moving his show to the 6 p.m. time slot on September 11 (the final day of fashion week), Marc Jacobs is also reportedly switching up his show’s location!  ~ WWD

This might be the cutest way to announce that you’re having a baby: Lucky’s EIC Eva Chen took to Instagram with her signature #evachenpose in the back of a cab, but this time with miniature versions of her accessories. Congratulations Eva! ~ Instagram

Snapchat users may soon see a major change in the photo-sharing app. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the app is considering incorporating advertisements, movie and TV clips, and news articles into user feeds. Are you down? ~ Wall Street Journal

As it turns out, Harry Styles could have made his acting debut by kissing Cara Delevingne, but the One Direction singer decided to pass on the offer.  Something tells us he’s probably kicking himself now! ~ Vogue UK

Coming by sea, sand and urban jungle, the models have been making the most of the final days of summer with outdoor workouts that are every bit as fun as they are good for the body.  From badminton to beach volleyball, see how Alessandra AmbrosioLily AldridgeMartha Hunt and others are making the most of their summer workouts here. ~ Modelinia

 

Model Twitpics of The Week!

It was an exciting week in the lives of the models, who once again took to Twitter and Instagram to document it all!  From Karlie Kloss showing off Vogue’s September Issue cover featuring the beauty alongside Joan Smalls and Cara Delevingne to Coco Rocha experimenting with drones in Turkey and Bar Refaeli getting into a cat fight and everything in between – find out what some of your favorite models have been up to in today’s Model Twitpics of the Week!


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Cara Gets Candid! The Supermodel Answers the World’s Most Important Questions

 

It never fails: just when we think we have Cara Delevingne all figured out, the #InstaGirl finds an entirely new way to surprise us.  Case and point: her latest Mulberry collaboration.

In conjunction with its latest print campaign, Mulberry had Cara sit down with one of her very adorable co-stars to answer a series of personal questions, exclusively for British Vogue— best of all, they captured it all on-camera in a candid black-and-white video. Among the questions asked: What’s your favorite tattoo? Where in the world are you happiest? What’s your life motto? If you were a Disney princess, which would you be?

While we were able to correctly guess a number of Cara’s answers before she even opened her mouth to speak, there were still more than a few that came as a total surprise.  In particular, the model’s answer to the movie that makes her cry and her dream movie role. Those answers plus Cara’s plea at the end video are exactly what make this video worth watching.  Consider it the perfect 5-minute wrap-up to your busy day.

Watch Cara spill the beans on the things that make her tick in the video below:

 

Shop the Look: Caroline Brasch Nielsen’s Perfect Labor Day Weekend Look

We may not be quite ready for Labor Day Weekend to arrive, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t already planning what we’ll be wearing for the coming long weekend.  After spotting this preppy look on Caroline Brasch Nielsen at Copenhagen Fashion Week earlier this month, we’re obsessed with the idea of pairing a classic button-up with a crisp white midi-skirt — it is the final weekend to wear white after all (for those that still follow those rules anyways).  And since we’re all about making the most of the final days of summer, we’re even considering investing in a stylish new cruiser for the occasion!  This retro-inspired version by Sole Bicycles is not only super cute, but also coordinates perfectly with our polished off-duty look.  Get inspired for the holiday weekend and shop the look in the slideshow below!


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Agyness Deyn Makes Her Design Debut With the Launch of Her New Fashion Line, Title A

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Agyness Deyn on the runway.  To be exact: her last show was in 2009, at which point the British model, once famed for her peroxide pixie and Dr. Marten boots, retired from modeling to pursue a career in acting. But after a near five-year hiatus, it appears that Aggy is finally ready to make a comeback, only this time as a fashion designer rather than a model.

With the help of sister Emily and Tracey Moore, her design partner in her Dr. Martens collaboration, Agyness has just launched a new line called Title A, which debuted exclusively on Net-a-Porter last week.  The “androgynous” collection — inspired by such feminist style icons as Patti Smith, Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Cathy Horyn, believe it or not — offers “menswear clothes without the feminine touch…like darts and things like that,” Aggy told The Cut.

*Photos via Instagram/Title_A_

The result is a covetable collection of well-cut, not ridiculously expensive separates that are dressy, but never complicated.  Surprised?  We certainly were! Among our favorite pieces you’ll find a not-too-slouchy Oxford shirt, a luxurious jacquard midi-skirt, velvet smoking jackets, delicate slip dresses, and a pinstriped wool coat that is already at the top of our Fall “must-haves’ list.

“I’ve always worn boys’ clothes growing up and menswear all the time, but I feel like this is slightly different,” said Aggy of her first collection.  ”It’s more of embracing femininity with whatever you wear, like the silk dresses…I think capturing the femininity of a woman [happens] when you see her rather than seeing the clothes.”

It’s good to have you back Aggy.  Now, let the shopping commence!

Title A is available from Net-A-Porter.com and online at Title A.

Modelinia AM Reads: 10 Times Cara Delevingne Made Our Jaws Drop

Taylor Swift made an exciting appearance on Yahoo Live! on Monday to announce her first-ever pop album, 1989, and debut her new music video, “Shake It Off,” in which she showed off eight incredible outfits and personas! Which is your favorite T-Swift look? ~ Grazia UK

Fans of the Resident Evil series will have to wait just a little bit longer for the next installment as star Milla Jovovich has announced she’s pregnant with her second child. Congrats Milla! ~ Harper’s Bazaar

Ataui Deng, a New York-based model who had been missing for 12 days, has been found safe and sound after fellow models and friends – including Jourdan Dunn, Candice Swanepoel, Rihanna and Joan Smalls – asked their followers to spread the word about her disappearance. ~ Vogue UK

Vanity Fair recently sat down with Donatella Versace to conduct the famous Proust Questionnaire, in which the empress of fashion admit that she would one day like to be reincarnated as… a high heel? ~ Vanity Fair

Riccardo Tisci is set to be presented with the KCA Humanitarian Award at Alicia Keys’ upcoming Black Ball.  The Givenchy designer will be honored by the group for “inspiring new and compassionate ways of thinking through his bold and unapologetic voice in challenging discrimination, while breaking cultural barriers in the fashion industry.” ~ WWD

From designing handbags for Mulberry to beefing up her acting resume and making magazine cover history, it’s been a big year for Cara Delevingne!  In honor of the supermodel’s recent birthday and cover coup, here are our 10 favorite Cara moments of the past 12 months. ~ Modelinia

Gisele Bundchen Reveals the Secrets to Scoring the Perfect Beachy Waves

When Balenciaga’s fall 2014 campaign was released earlier this summer, we could scarcely believe our eyes. Had Gisele Bündchen really shorn her famously luxe locks in favor of a pixyish buzz cut for the photos?!  She hadn’t of course, as we soon learned, and by the sound of her latest interview, it seems likely that she never will.

Appearing in Glamour‘s all-important September issue, the patron saint of hair herself opens up to the glossy about the origin of her iconic locks, crediting both her Brazlian upbringing and large family for their creation.  ”I grew up in a household of six girls,” explains Gisele.  ”That’s a lot of hair to deal with. My mother, tasked with caring for all our tangles, tried to make it easy on herself by cutting everyone’s hair short. Somehow, though, I managed to run off during those group haircuts and was able to keep mine long. It’s been that way pretty much ever since.”

Today, Gisele’s signature beach waves— often referred to simply as ‘the Gisele’ — are requested at salons throughout the country, and yet the supermodel admits that she wasn’t always a fan of her natural hair. “While people today know me for my waves, I wasn’t always into them. As a kid I wanted straight hair so badly. On one of my first modeling jobs in Brazil, the stylists straightened my hair for the shoot, and, completely obsessed with the sleek look, I kept it that way for my debutante ball that night. Now I see photos from the event and cringe. I looked like I was trying so hard, not like myself.”
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Everyone’s Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge – Even the Models!

It’s the video series that’s gone viral on social media and this weekend, the models took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to the next level with their chilly self-soaking videos.

Taking to their popular Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Karolina Kurkova were among the first catwalkers to brave the bone-chilling social-media stunt in the name of charity in the past week, with each posting videos of themselves pouring buckets of ice-cold water over their heads and then passing on the challenge to their friends and family, or in some cases, each other.

“Morning guys, can’t wait to do this,” exclaimed Suki in her 15-second Instagram video before dousing herself in water and then challenging her pal Cara to do the same. Of course, Cara wasted no time in sharing her own hilarious (although probably NSFW) ice bucket video with her 6 million plus Instagram followers.

Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge also joined in on the charitable fun, as did fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Gigi Hadid and Sara Sampaio.  With so many beautiful women now filling up their buckets and accepting their cold, cold fate, we expect it won’t be long before fashion designers, stylists and even magazine editors (gasp) get in on the viral campaign.  Until then, we’ve rounded up the best of the models’ ice bucket challenges thus far in hopes of inspiring a video of your own.  Catch all of the soaked and screaming supers and their videos after the jump!
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