Top Models Take Over New York’s Newest Hotspot

*Photos courtesy of Scott Lipps

Cue the birthday fanfare!

Yesterday, Czech beauty Linda Vojtova celebrated her 28th birthday and clearly, it was quite the A-list celebration! According to our sources, the blonde stunner, who famously won the acclaimed Elite Model Look contest in 2000, was surprised with a private birthday bash hosted by Jamison Earnest at New York City’s new hotspot Beautique on Thursday night, where she was joined by a host of gorgeous model faces.  Fashion Week favorites including Alana Bunte and designer Erin Featherston were said to have been mingling with guests throughout the night, as did One Mangement‘s Scott Lipps. Additionally, model Rianne Ten Haken, Kat Benzova, and Bon Jovi guitarist David Bryan were all said to be on hand for the fete, which continued well into the night.

Linda, also known as ‘Baby Gisele’ for her doppelgänger looks, has previously appeared on international editions of Vogue, Elle and Glamour magazine, and is well known for her collaborations with Austrian lingerie brand Palmers, Victoria’s Secret, Max Mara, Giorgio Armani, La Perla and Diesel.

Get the inside look at Linda V’s top model birthday affair after the jump!
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Gisele Strikes Again! The Supermodel Gets a Stunning New Look for Her Latest Campaign

It would be hard to imagine a world without the forever lovely Gisele Bündchen, but thankfully, that is one scenario we won’t have to entertain!  The supermodel is popping up everywhere this season: Chanel No. 5, Stuart Weitzman, Emilio Pucci, Isbael Marant and now, thanks to Alexander Wang, as the newest face of Balenciaga’s Fall 2014 campaign!

In the first image released today via WWDthe Brazilian stuns, swapping her famous tousled tresses for an amazing slicked-back buzz-cut that pairs perfectly with the patent knee-high boots and high-necked jacket she models in the ad. “This is how I see Gisele for Balenciaga; strong, powerful, mysterious and uncompromising,” Wang told WWD about the campaign, which was shot by photographer Steven Klein.

The mother-of-two takes over for Daria Werbowy, who, last season, stole the show posing for Klein with stark white hair and a deep berry lip.  A striking look no doubt, but considering that Gisele is known around the world for her ultra-shiny, perfectly tousled tresses, we’ll go out on a limb and say that this season’s campaign is taking bold beauty to a whole new level.  Kudos Wang!

For more of this season’s can’t-miss model campaigns scroll through the slideshow below, and be sure to check back for daily updates!

 


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Modelinia AM Reads: Score Gisele Bundchen’s Effortlessly Stylish Denim Jumpsuit

Did Olivia Palermo just get married?  Rumor has it the stylish socialite and her fiance Johannes Huebl tied the knot in New York City this week! ~ Grazia UK

Finally! The models’ favorite New York-based ‘It-bag’ brand Mansur Gavriel has launched e-commerce, meaning we can now shop their incredibly trendy leather bucket bags from the comfort of our own home! ~ WhoWhatWear

Sky Ferreira is the latest to make a public statement regarding the latest Terry Richardson controversy, this time defending the photographer with a rather lengthy Facebook post. ~ Facebook

Chanel is taking luxury retail on the road, opening its first pop-up store (aka “ephemeral boutique”) in Aspen, Colorado. The store will focus exclusively on the Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas pre-fall collection presented in Dallas in December, but hopefully with the exception of that feather headdress. ~ WWD

Kate Upton is showing off some big-time Old Hollywood glamour in her new ads for Bobbi Brown! See her gorgeous new Lip Extravaganza ads here: ~ Refinery 29

Big moves for Zac Posen!  The designer and Project Runway judge has been named the new creative director of America’s oldest fashion brand, Brooks Brothers, where he will head up the label’s womenswear collection. ~ Vogue UK

Forget Glasto! British electro duo Disclosure is teaming up with Kenzo on an exclusive set that will serve as the soundtrack to the Parisian brand’s spring men’s show on Saturday. ~ WWD

Leave it to Gisele Bundchen to make an all-denim jumpsuit look this good!  Shop the supermodel’s effortless off-duty look here: ~ Modelinia

 

Chanel Iman and Candice Swanepoel Lead This Week’s Top Bikini Moments

Not exactly feeling the gym this week?  Well, Chanel Iman and Candice Swanepoel are here to change all of that!

The two Victoria’s Secret models have been off enjoying a little fun in the sun this week, hitting the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil respectively.  Having posed for countless VS Swim spreads over the last few seasons alone, it comes as no surprise that the two beauties stole the show in their tiny pink bikinis.
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What to Wear: Glastonbury Style Inspiration

Californians have Coachella, Tennesseans have Bonnaroo, New Yorkers have Governors Ball, but the Brits might have the best of them all: Glastonbury. The five-day music festival, which takes place at a farm in southwest England and kicks off today, is every bit as fashion-conscious as our stateside counterparts, if not more so considering its devoted VIPS.  And like our homegrown festivals, Glasto even boasts its own signature style, a look that the models have perfected time and time again.   For every crop top and flower crown spotted at the Coachella grounds, Glasto has just as many pairs of Hunter wellies, mirco-mini shorts and leather fringe on hand (just look at any one of Kate Moss’ iconic festival looks for the proof), making it one of our favorite model style watching events of the year.

As this year’s headliners prepare to take over the festival grounds this weekend, we went ahead and rounded up over 20 of our all-time favorite model looks from Glaso festivals past— you know, just in case you’re en route to shows this weekend.  And if you’re not, don’t worry.  These looks will work just as well for Lollapalooza, Boston Calling and just about any other music festival you may be seeing this summer.  From Kate Moss‘ most iconic looks, to Lily Donaldson, Suki Waterhouse and Poppy and Cara Delevingne‘s greatest sartorial hits, get inspired for Glastonbury 2014 by scrolling through the slideshow below:

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Inside Behati Prinsloo’s Model-Filled Bachelorette Party!

When you’re a world famous Victoria’s Secret Angel like Behati Prinsloo, a simple bachelorette party complete with requisite gag gifts simply will not do.  Rather, to celebrate her upcoming wedding to Adam Levine and her final days as a single woman, the Namibian model did it up BIG, treating 15 of her closest gal pals to wild weekend in Miami!

Arriving in South Beach last weekend, Behati and her guests, including Candice Swanepoel, Shannan Click and Julia Dunstall, are said to have celebrated with a fun-filled bachelorette party at the W Hotel where there was no shortage of gag gift decorations on hand.

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Modelinia AM Reads: Four Model-Approved Looks to Inspire Your Vacation Wardrobe

The first of Beyonce and Jay Z’s ‘On the Run Tour’ shows kicked off in Miami last night and to celebrate, the pop star treated her fans to an uber-sexy new wardrobe designed by Versace.  Oh, and also a few never-before-seen clips from her wedding! ~ Telegraph

Well, this is ironic.  Rihanna “Queen of the See-Through Dress” has been chosen for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s ‘The NewModesty Issue,’ in which she appears as we’ve never seen her before— fully clothed! ~ Daily Mail

Warning: this is no joke! Activist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will model for the first time at London Fashion Week, hitting the Ben Westwood (son of Vivienne Westwood) runway at the Ecuadorian Embassy. ~ Dazed Digital

Looks like World Cup fever has officially spread into the fashion realm.  Accessories designer Charlotte Olympia is the latest to enter the sports market, designing a new line of country-themed clutches that are sure to add a touch of high-fashion whimsy to your game day look. ~ Style.com

It ain’t easy being green! Just ask Katy Perry who switched up her slime colored strands for some hot pink ones just in time for summer.  And if that weren’t cool enough, the “Birthday” singer debuted the look in a selfie with none other than Vice President Joe Biden! ~ Instagram

Congratulations are in order for Alber Elbaz, or should we say, Dr. Elbaz. The Lanvin creative director has been selected by the Royal College of Art to receive an honorary doctorate for his significant contribution to the culture and industry, both internationally and in the UK. ~ Vogue UK

Although the next installment of The Hunger Games doesn’t hit theatres until November, seven haunting new posters have been revealed as teasers for the upcoming Mockingjay – Part 1.  If you ask us though, these movie posters look an awful lot like fashion ads, no? ~ Fashion Magazine

Headed on a tour of Ibiza this summer?  Or perhaps a weekend in the Hamptons?  Wherever you’re headed, be sure to check out our vacation style guide for the perfect model-inspired look before you go! ~ Modelinia

Which Models Binge-Watch Your Favorite TV Shows?

Models, they’re just like us!  International jet-setters though they may be, even the most glamourous mega-models aren’t immune to the everyday joys of curling up on the coach and binge-watching one of TV’s most talked-about series.  From the Game of Thrones-fanatics— we’re looking at you Candice Swanepoel— to the self-professed Orange is The New Black lovers and those who still can’t get over their Breaking Bad addiction, we’ve tracked down ten top models who weren’t shy in admitting to their small screen addictions.  Scroll through the photos below to find out what hit shows Karlie Kloss, Sara Sampaio, Coco Rocha and more have been tuning into this season:
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