Look of the Week: Hilary Rhoda in Sparkling Jason Wu

 

This week has been all about black tie galas, and while there was no shortage of floor-sweeping gowns to choose from at the annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in Sao Paulo, today we’re turning our attention to an event closer to home: Tiffany & Co.’s 2014 Blue Book Gala.  Held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Thursday night, the annual star-studded event played host to some of Hollywood and fashion’s finest, including Katie Holmes, Kate Bosworth and Jessica Biel, not to mention today’s Look of the Week winner, Hilary Rhoda!

The Estee Lauder model struck the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated in this dazzling Jason Wu Spring 2014 look.  Pulled straight off the runway, the spring ensemble consisted of a navy sweater paired with a bias-cut and ultra-sheer midi skirt that was embellished with shimmering sequins throughout to create a painterly effect.  Hilary completed the look with Tabitha Simmons embellished peep-toe ankle-strap heels, a box clutch and of course, a pair of Tiffany & Co. Legacy diamond earrings.

While the skirt may be a tad bold for some, we love how effortlessly polished and cool the future Mrs. Sean Avery looks here on the red blue carpet.  It’s a Look of the Week win if we’ve ever seen one!

Alessandra Ambrosio Celebrates Her 33rd Birthday With an LA Bash!

Her real birthday is actually today, but on Wednesday night Alessandra Ambrosio kicked off the celebrations early with an exclusive birthday bash at Koi and 1 Oak in Los Angeles.  Joined by a small circle of her nearest and dearest friends and her fiance Jamie Mazur, the Victoria’s Secret Angel feted her 33rd birthday in style— ale by Alessandra style to be exact! Sporting a daring black cutout mini dress from her newly launched fashion line, a Vince Camuto Roma clutch, and Christian Louboutin Athena T-strap sandals,  the Brazilian bombshell was all smiles as she posed for Instagram snaps throughout the night.
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Modelinia AM Reads: The Models 10 Most Memorable Coachella Looks!

Rubin Singer, the designer who created Beyoncé’s Superbowl iguana, python and lace costume, is now being sued by his investors for $560,000! ~ Daily News

Oddly enough, Mrs. Carter has also landed herself in hot water, after commentators online accused the singer of photoshopping a ’thigh gap’ into her latest vacation snap! ~ Daily Mail

Just days after Bobbi Brown announced her appointment as editor-in-chief at Yahoo Beauty, rumors suggest that Elle magazine’s Joe Zee is set to head up Yahoo’s fashion site! ~ WWD

Get ready techies! Google Glass will go on sale to the public next week (but just for one day)! ~ Google

It’s official: teens think Instagram is way cooler than Facebook. ~ Refinery 29

It’s that time of the year again! Coachella kicks off today, and to celebrate, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite model looks from years past. ~ Modelinia

The Face Episode 6 Exclusive: It’s Time to Man Up!

It’s down to the Top 6!  This week, the modeltestants undergo a drastic change with the help of Ru Paul.  Get the full scoop in Ray’s exclusive episode recap below:

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
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It’s National Siblings Day! Celebrate With the Models and Their Families

It’s National Siblings Day! And who knows more about the importance of sisterhood (and yes, brotherhood) than the siblings of fashion’s top models? Scroll through the photos below for a look at Karlie Kloss, Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss and others posing side by side with their siblings— many of whom you may recognize as fellow models!


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What to Wear: Coachella at Night

 

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival really is like two festivals in one.  Throughout the day, you’re trekking from one show to the next, all the while soaking up the sun in something fringed and/or crocheted, and come nightfall you’re dancing to killer DJ sets at some neon-lit after party.  The scene changes, the mood changes, and if you’re wise, your outfit should too!

This year, there seems to be a selection of more stylish parties than ever— assuming you know the right people to get you on the list — which means you’ll need to be prepared to transition your look from day to night.  While you should feel free to rock your band tee and denim cutoffs throughout the day, we recommend slipping into something a bit more polished, but still effortlessly cool, come night.  But don’t over think it— transitioning your look can be as easy as adding a bright printed scarf to your basic tee, or switching out those cutoffs for a pair of boho-print trousers.  Taking style notes from festival vets like Chanel Iman, Alessandra Ambrosio and Hanne Gaby Odiele, we’ve scoured the internet for the perfect Coachella-ready pieces that will help you stand out long after sunset.  Scroll through the slideshow below for the perfect day-to-night festival staples and accessories:

 


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The Models Can’t Get Enough of Taylor Swift!

Is Taylor Swift fishing for her own VS Angel wings?  It would certainly appear so considering the company she’s been keeping as of late.

It all started two weeks ago when the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer linked up with her original model BFF and Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge for a stroll around New York’s Soho area.  Within days, Taylor was spotted out once again, this time enjoying a girls lunch with that other famous VS Angel, Karlie Kloss.  Now, not even a week later and Taylor is back at it again, only this time she’s reuniting with Cara Delevingne!

The British model-of-the-moment joined Taylor in New York’s Meatpacking District on Wednesday, where the two spent the afternoon browsing such designer outposts as Theyskens Theory and Rebecca Minkoff.  Dressed in a tomboyish pair of slouchy plaid trousers and a graphic white tee paired with a bomber jacket and blue high-top sneakers, Cara stood in stark contrast to her chart-topping friend, who opted for a printed A-line frock cinched at the waist with a skinny belt, black lace-up booties and a taupe Dolce & Gabbana handbag.

As different as their style may be, there’s no denying that these two have certainly hit it off since their time on the VS runway.  On top of sharing a cheeky butt slap during the show, the pair inundated Instagram with a number of backstage snaps including quite a few funny faces.  The two then went on to record an epic Instagram video of themselves singing alongside Grammy winner Ed Sheeran.  It’s like they say, the friends that perform together, stay together!

Still, we’re starting to wonder if this is a sign that we haven’t seen the last of T-Swift on the VS runway.  Or better yet, perhaps it’s a sign that the models are vying for a role in Taylor’s next music video.  Either way, we’re definitely on board!

Modelinia AM Reads: 6 Fashion Foodies You Need to Follow on Instagram Today!

Hollywood actress Michelle Williams has reprised her role as the face of Louis Vuitton in a playful campaign that might just be our favorite yet! ~ Telegraph

Bobbi Brown is adding a new role to her résumé: editor-in-chief of Yahoo Beauty!  The makeup artist will “work to curate smart, strong content that will teach women how to be their best selves.” ~ Everything Bobbi

Lana Del Rey is set to be the start attraction at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala during the Cannes Film Festival next month!  The singer will be part of an all-American musical lineup that will feature Robin Thicke and up-and-coming rapper Aloe Blacc. ~ WWD

Though John Galliano’s must-heralded collection with Oscar de la Renta in February 2013 was declared a huge success, the former Christian Dior designer will not be making a comeback at the New York-based fashion house as the deal has been called off! ~ Page Six

British singer-songwriter/style icon Paloma Faith has added a new role to her resume: (sort-of) fashion model. Faith is the newest signee of Next Model Management, with Next playing agency for all her fashion and cosmetics related bookings worldwide. ~ Vogue UK

Giuseppe Zanotti is celebrating its 20th with a bang!  The Italian designer has created four capsule collections, each celebrating a distinct characteristic of the brand that will be released throughout the year. ~ WWD

Following collaborations with Narciso Rodriguez, Catherine Malandrino and Derek Lam, Kohl’s has lined up a one-off collection with Peter Som.  The collaboration, which officially launches on Thursday, was inspired by St. Barths, so you know it’s primed for summer fun! ~ Fashionista

There are few things in this life that we love as much as models— food is one of those things. Here, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite fashion foodies for your following (and eating) pleasure: ~ Modelinia