L’Oreal Paris Spokesmodel Soo Joo Park Talks Korean Skincare Secrets and the One Beauty Trend She’ll Never Try

Last month, L’Oreal Paris, whose roster of famous faces include Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, and Doutzen Kroes, tapped Wilhelmina model Soo Joo Park to be its newest global spokesperson. Though earning a beauty contract is impressive in and of itself (especially one with a brand as globally recognized as L’Oreal), the milestone had added significance as it meant that the Korean-born, California-raised model would officially become the brand’s first-ever Asian-American spokesperson.  Not bad for a model who got her start in the industry at 26. Now, in just a few short years and one dramatic haircut later, Soo Joo is primed to reached the modeling stratosphere— perhaps one beauty contract at a time. Here, we sit down with the new L’Oreal spokesmodel to discuss all things beauty — from maintenance hair to traditional Korean skincare secrets (if her flawless beauty shots are any indication, she knows what she’s talking about). Keep reading for all of that and more!

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Earth Day Beauty: The All-Natural Beauty Products the Supermodels Swear By

The days of choosing between all-natural, non-toxic beauty products and luxurious, effective formulas are officially behind us. Over the last few years, dozens of chic, organic skin-care and makeup lines have sprung up around the globe, garnering the attention of more than just the health and environmentally conscious.  Models, and we’re talking lots of them, are already on board with these all-natural wonders, stocking up on everything from organic concealers and vegan lipsticks, to toxin-free sunscreens and anti-aging serums.  So really, the only dilemma these days is: Where do you start?

Among those brands capturing our attention (not to mention the models’) is Epicuren, which offers cutting edge formulas available in the cleanest and most natural way possible.  Chrissy Teigen is said to be just one of countless A-listers that turns to the brand’s ORAC Age Protect Serum for her daily dose of healthy skin protection.  Both vegan and cruelty free, this groundbreaking formula harnesses a variety of powerful, protecting antioxidants with extremely high ORAC values to fight free radicals, chronic inflammation and dehydration — otherwise known as the three major causes of aging.  Supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Marisa Miller are also said to be fans of the brand’s X-treme Cream Propolis and Active Sport Treat Sunscreens, which include such all-natural ingredients as nourishing Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract and Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil.
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Karlie Kloss and Naomi Campbell Partied With Kimye at the Time 100 Gala

Last night, Time magazine hosted its annual TIME 100 Gala, which gathers influencers from a variety of fields — fashion, politics, science, etc. — over a formal dinner featuring live performances and speeches by various quests.  Though Karlie Kloss and Naomi Campbell weren’t among the 100 honorees being recognized that evening, they made sure they didn’t miss out on any of the fun taking place at the Jazz at the Lincoln Centre’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Dressed in a sleek, black Alexander Wang gown and a white Jean Paul Gaultier pleated dress respectively, Karlie and Naomi sat side-by-side throughout the dinner, joining the likes of Emma Watson, Amy Schumer, Bradley Cooper and of course, Kimye.  After posing for pictures with Kim, the two supermodels were spotted dancing and singing along to West’s performance, which included an army of shirtless, chalk-covered male models (for what purpose we’re not entirely sure).

Following the show, Karlie reportedly enjoyed a late night out with the famous couple, joining them at popular Tribeca nightspot Belle Reve for an unofficial after-party of sorts.  The trio were joined by fellow Time 100ers Elon Musk and Hosain Rahman.

Keep scrolling for more photos of Karlie and Naomi at the annual Time 100 Gala.

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Modelinia AM Reads: See the Year’s Most Stylish Music Festival Through Devon Windsor’s Eyes

Sandra Bullock has been named People‘sWorld’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2015.  The 50-year-old actress topped the list of beautiful ladies in the entertainment industry, which also includes Vanessa Hudgens, Ariana Grande, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Gigi Hadid, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Shay Mitchell, Laverne Cox, and Meghan Trainor. ~ People Magazine

Reformation, the eco-friendly fashion company that counts Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss among its loyal fans, is launching its new Low Carb Collection today to coincide with Earth Day.  The line is designed to use minimal carbon dioxide, water and other resources, without loosing an ounce of its supermodel-approved style cred. ~ WWD

Are you ready for Rihanna-rama? The pop princess is stripping down to nothing but a pair of blue bikini bottoms and a platinum wig for the cover of V magazine’s summer issue.  Shot by Steven Klein and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the shoot promises to be revealing, with “the ultimate bad gal” playing retro pin-up. ~ V magazine 

Kate Moss poses for photographer Craig McDean in the May issue of W. Showcasing pieces by Calvin Klein, Armani and Prada among others, the supermodel is still not too shy to ahem, bare it all. ~ W magazine 

Heidi Klum is getting cozier with Macy’s with a line of contemporary bras and panties, called Heidi by Heidi Klum, being sold exclusively at the store.  Klum’s Macy’s line has four bra and four panty styles, priced between $12 and $44. ~ WWD

Max Mara fashion group has partnered with the Whitney Museum of American Art on the opening event for the museum’s new Meatpacking District location to be held on Mat 24.  The Italian company is helping to organize a private visit with around 80 collectors, curators and artists on that day, followed by a dinner in the museum’s boardroom and a party with 4,000 guests. Good luck scoring an invite! ~ WWD

This year, we tapped Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor to serve as our official Coachella tour guide, taking us through her three-day jaunt in the desert with behind-the-scenes pics of her favorite bashes, snap-worthy festival looks and iced coffee runs (a necessity no matter where you are).  See the year’s most fashionable music festival through Devon’s eyes here! ~ Modelinia

Victoria’s Secret’s New Angel Looks Awfully Familiar

 

Victoria’s Secret has just inducted a new Angel into its gorgeous group and correct us if we’re wrong, but we’re pretty sure we’ve seen this beauty before?  Who are we kidding, we’d recognize those long legs and sparkling blue eyes anywhere— it’s Elsa Hosk!

After serving as a brand ambassador for the brand’s younger sister line, VS Pink, for two consecutive years, the 26-year-old Swedish model is now officially being pulled-up to the big leagues as a certified “contract Angel.” Though the lingerie giant has yet to comment on Elsa’s new gig, the news was confirmed by her agency IMG Models, who recently updated her portfolio to read: “She served as a brand ambassador for [Victoria’s Secret’s] Pink line for two consecutive years, and recently received the company’s prestigious ‘Contract Angel’ title.”

Now, technically, this isn’t news.  As we reported back in December, Elsa had been quietly named the newest “contracted Angel” in the official press packet made available backstage at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, where she walked in both the “Pink University” and “Fairy Tale” sections of the show.  Still, it’s nice to see that things are finally being made official in the public eye.

As part of her new role, Elsa will be helping to fill the giant Angel wing-shaped hole that’s been looming over the brand since its three other famous blondes—Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, and Lindsay Ellingsonabandoned their posts earlier this year. Though she has big shoes to fill, Elsa comes with four years of VS Fashion Show experience, not to mention an appearance in the brand’s first-ever Swim special.  By the looks of it then, Elsa been keeping up just fine these past few months, and we wouldn’t doubt that in a couple years time, she’ll be modeling a Fantasy Bra of her own. That is, if Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio ever decide to leave the runway.

Shop the Look: Kendall Jenner’s Utilitarian Spring Style

 

Let’s call a spade a spade here, ladies.  The jumpsuit is essentially a glorified onesie (alternatively, the chicer sibling to the ’90s overall) and that’s why we love it!  While the all-in-one ensemble is hardly new to the fashion season — it had a major moment in the ’70s, popped up again in the early 2000s, and has a resurrection of sorts for the past several seasons— it would seem that within the past few months alone the trend has has a noted resurgence with the models.  Among them, Kendall Jenner, who slipped into off-duty staple for an afternoon spent shopping.

Proving that she’s never off-duty, the 19-year-old model transformed the sidewalk into her own personal catwalk in Beverly Hills on Monday, modeling an easy-breezy, army green jumper by Joie. The model-of-the-moment elevated her look with the addition of 24-karat gold Victoria Beckham aviator shades, a mini black Celine bag and coordinating Chanel sneakers, bringing a natural, casual, summer-friendly feel to the old-school trend.

Shop Kendall’s exact look (along with a couple of our editor’s favorite picks) in the slideshow below.

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#OMGigi! Gigi Hadid Rings in Her 20th Birthday Early With the Help of the World’s Sexiest Jumpsuit

Her actual birthday may not be until later this week— Thursday to be exact— but it appears Gigi Hadid is making the most of turning 20 with the help of her boyfriend Cody Simpson and a little pre-birthday bash.  The supermodel, who’s fresh off the Coachella scene and seemingly still feeling the festival’s bohemian vibes, decided to usher in her twenties early this weekend with a classy affair at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, where she was joined by a handful of stylish pals including Devon Windsor and DJ Hannah Bronfman. The birthday girl reportedly celebrated with an intimate dinner at the LA hotspot where her guests spent the night uploading snaps to Instagram using the aptly deemed hashtag #OMGigi.  We say this because the model’s party look was nothing short of jaw-dropping.

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Andreja Pejic Makes History at Vogue

Andreja Pejic is ushering in a new era at Vogue this month as the star of its first ever profile and accompanying editorial shoot of a transgender model.

“I was told by various people many times over that the chances of me ending up on these pages were slim to none. So you can only imagine what I’m feeling right now,” writes Andreja in a new post on Instagram, sharing her beautiful black and white portrait above.

“Thank you #AnnaWintour, #ToniGoodman, #PatrickDemarchelier and #HelenaSuric for making history and having me be part of it but even more importantly for representing a whole social minority and an often forgotten community of women in such an important publication and opening doors for the rest of the fashion industry to do so!”

In addition to her four-page spread shot by Patrick Demarchelier, the 23-year-old Bosnian model opens up to the magazine about the challenges she’s faced since deciding to undergo gender-reassignment surgery.

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