Miranda Kerr is Taking Over Tea Time!

These days, you’d be hard pressed to pick up a magazine, walk past a store window, click through a fashion site or turn on a TV without coming across an image of Miranda Kerr. And now, she’s set to take over one more aspect of our daily lives: tea time!

In a highly unexpected celebrity collaboration, Miranda has signed on to design a line of fine china teacups and accessories for English porcelain manufacturer Royal Albert.  The former Victoria’s Secret Angel took to Instagram on Thursday morning to share the good news, posting a photo of herself sipping tea at what looks like a tea party straight out of our childhood dreams.

Of course, staging a proper Miranda Kerr tea party will cost you.  A set of four cups— you can select items from four different calming butterfly motifs: “Devotion,” “Gratitude,” “Blessings,” or “Joy”— will set you back around $200, but what a couple hundred dollars when you’re enjoying brunch like a supermodel?

The Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert teaware set will be available for purchase on May 2.  Head here to see the full collection!

Exclusive: 10 Things to Know About Model-Turned-Actress Katharina Damm

Katharina Damm isn’t a household name just yet, but if she keeps up her current pace, that soon may change!

The 24-year-old Danish beauty has already made a name for herself in the modeling world, shooting with such renowned photographers as Patrick Demarchelier, Randall Slavin and Kenneth Ward, and now with the support of mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, she’s set to become the next big name in Hollywood.  Earning roles in two of the Weinstein Company’s most-talked about films of 2014— The Giver, starring Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, and Jeff Bridges, and St Vincent De Van Nuys starring Naomi Watts and Bill Murray— Katharina is set to become fashion’s next multi-hyphenate success and with the portfolio to prove it!

In anticipation of Katharina’s forthcoming Hollywood takeover, we’ve pulled together ten must-know facts about the stunning model-turned-actress, whose talents go well beyond the runway.  Here’s what your need to know:
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Cara Delevingne Had a Crazy Busy Week!

Back in March, Cara Delevingne‘s agent at Storm Model Management, the brilliant Sarah Doukas, revealed that the multi-hyphenate model turns down roughly seventy percent of the jobs that are offered to her.  Seventy percent! And yet, the British beauty still manages to be everywhere— the evidence of which we’ve noted countless times this week.  From modeling, to acting and just plain socializing, Cara hasn’t just been on the radar, she’s overtaken it completely, making headlines in more ways than one.  We’ll admit, even we’re finding it difficult to keep up with the 21-year-old super at this point.  That’s why we thought it’d be best if we broke down Cara’s week in the news starting first with highly-anticipated TV debut!  Here’s what’s going on with fashion’s favorite model rebel as of late:
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Modelinia AM Reads: Nina Agdal Shares Her Favorite LA Hangouts!

Peaches Geldof’s passing has taken another tragic twist.  An inquest today will establish that the socialite and TV presenter died of an accidental heroin overdose at her home in Kent, England last month. ~ The Times

Rihanna has reportedly been threatened with being booted from Instagram after posting topless photos from a recent shoot for French skin magazine Lui on her account. Well, they don’t call her Bad Gal Riri for nothing! ~ NY Daily News

Following yesterday’s guilty verdict at the appeal for their ongoing tax evasion case, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have vowed to once again appeal the decision at the Corte di Cassazione – Italy’s supreme court. The designer duo now face up to one year and eight months in prison. ~ Vogue UK 

Who knew Wintour is such a fan of hip-hop? Last year, Kanye West was tapped to perform at the Met Gala, and now sources say the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Frank Ocean will perform at this year’s fashionable fête! ~ NY Post

According to The New York Times, women are cutting their short now more than ever as a way to finally embrace spring.  Oh, and because Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift and Alexa Chung make it look so gosh darn pretty! ~ New York Times

If you’re lucky enough to be soaking up the Cali sun this weekend, be sure to check out our exclusive guide to the city featuring a number of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Nina Agdal‘s favorite places to eat, play and shop around the city! ~ Modelinia

April Showers Bring…May Flower Crowns!

It’s nearly May, which means the season for outdoor cocktail parties, music festivals, and weddings is officially upon us!  Having done away with our knit beanies for good (until the fall anyways), we’re ready to experiment with more summer-friendly hair accessories and none more so than a delicate flower crown.

The somewhat kitschy headpieces were de rigueur last summer, but as it turns out they’re more than just a Coachella staple.  This season, models have taken flower crowns beyond the festival grounds, seamlessly transitioning the accessories into their red carpet looks.  We first took notice of the trend back in February when Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted pairing her bright pink Roberto Cavalli gown with a pretty pink flower wreath at the Vogue Carnival party in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Within a matter of weeks, flowers were blooming on the Victoria’s Secret Angel’s head once again, this time at a Christian Louboutin dinner, while Lily Aldridge modeled a similar Stone Cold Fox headpiece at the Save Venice Ball last month.

As for where you can pick up your own model-approved crown this season, festival favorite Cult Gaia is the perfect starting point as their crowns have been previously been sported by the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Dree Hemingway, Chanel Iman  and Jessica Hart.  Designed in LA by Jasmin Larian, who draws inspiration from old-Hollywood trends, these runway-ready accessories can turn your bad hair day into something magical in a matter of minutes.
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EXCLUSIVE: Modelinia to Appear on Tonight’s Episode of “The Face”

When we announced our #secretproject with Oxygen’s hit reality show The Face last month, we advised you to stay tune as we had one major surprise coming your way.  Finally, the time has come!  The competition is heating up and today we’re thrilled to announce that as part of that collaboration Modelinia will be making a surprise cameo in tonight’s episode and best of all we’re  giving you a special sneak peek at the action to come!

With just one more episode to go before the finale, tonight’s episode “Press Your Luck” will feature the four remaining models on stage promoting a new line of Frédéric Fekkai hair products to an intimidating room full of press, including guest star and celebrity reporter Perez Hilton, Elle.com‘s Leah Chernikoff, and MODELINIA!  In their most intense challenge yet, the models will be tasked with fielding questions from the reporters and let’s just say, not all press is good press in this case.  While we can’t reveal all of the juicy details just yet, we can leave you with the promise that there will be laughter, tears, and tantrums galore as models and their coaches battle it out for a spot in the finale.

Tune in tonight at 8pm/c on Oxygen to see the models press their luck in their first press conference featuring a guest appearance by yours truly!

 

Kate Upton’s Second British Vogue Cover Revealed!


Anna Wintour may not have chosen Kate Upton for one of American Vogue’s latest covers, but British Vogue sure did!

After teasing fans with a sneak peek photo of its June 2014 cover on Tuesday, British Vogue announced the 21-year-old supermodel as its newest cover girl, marking her second appearance for the glossy.  In a nod to her status as the ultimate beach babe, Kate once again flaunts her famous curves on the beach (the Caribbean to be exact), this time donning a vintage-inspired Dolce & Gabanna floral swimsuit like a classic Fifties siren— not the first time that such a comparison has been made.

“I always thought Marilyn was so beautiful and iconic, it was amazing to even be mentioned in the same sentence as her,” Kate tells contributing editor and fellow cover girl, Alexa Chung.  ”But I feel like nowadays it’s easy to be genuine and show your personality, whereas I don’t think Marilyn had that opportunity. And clearly she had a dark side, and I don’t have that.”
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Modelinia AM Reads: The Full Look at Gisele’s Music Video Debut

Don’t expect another royal wedding any time soon.  Hearts everywhere are breaking at the news that Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have reportedly called it quits— and on the day of Will and Kate’s anniversary no less! ~ Elle UK

Speaking of royals. apparently maintaining a wardrobe as a Duchess can be quite expensive.  According to the latest estimates, Kate Middleton’s wardrobe for the 19-day tour of Australia ran The Palace roughly $65,000! ~ Daily Mail

Lupita Nyong’o's fashion reign just won’t let up!  The Oscar-winning actress was the first presenter to be announced for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards, presenting the Womenswear Designer of the Year award to either Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra or Marc Jacobs. ~ WWD

The closest you may ever come to picking the brain of Miuccia Prada is London’s just-opened Pradasphere exhibition at Harrolds. The eagerly-anticipated exhibit is as much a celebration of the brand’s history as Miuccia’s creative mind. ~ Vogue UK

In honor of Mean Girls‘ 10th anniversary (yes, it’s actually been a full decade) today, here are ten of the greatest style lessons the film taught us: ~ PopSugar

In other exciting exhibit news, Hedi Slimane’s photos of musicians including the late Lou Reed and Amy Winehouse are to be featured in a Paris exhibition this fall at the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation. We’re going to go ahead and just call this one a “must-see” now. ~ WWD

Comfortable heels that are guaranteed to last 1,000 years? Where do we sign up! ~ Huffington Post

After a turn with the Kinks’ “All Day And All Of The Night” for H&M’s Fall 2013 campaign, Gisele Bündchen is back for the brand, this time with a Blondie hit! See the Brazilian bombshell belt it out in her music video debut for H&M here: ~ Modelinia