Faux-Pas No More? The Models are Making a Case for Matching Your Lipstick to Your Outfit Once Again

At it’s worst, it’s been called tacky; at it’s best a safe choice.   But for a growing number of today’s top models, it appears that matching your lipstick to your outfit may be a faux-pas of the past!

After a summer of ‘no-makeup’ makeup and model-off-duty buns, coordinating your lipstick shade to your look—with its carefully devised, not-quite-so-effortless implications— suddenly feels fresh again for fall thanks to a few of our favorite style-setters. Karolina Kurkova was among one of the early adopters of the trend, thrusting it into the beauty spotlight when she matched a shocking red Armani Privé coat with an identical shade of crimson lipstick at Vogue Italia’s 50th anniversary celebration last month.  At the time, the look felt like just a subversive play on an outdated beauty convention, but when Chanel Iman answered Karolina’s red alert with a coordinating deep purple lip and Michael Kors dress just a few weeks later, we knew the tides were changing.  Then as if to seal the deal, Lily Aldridge chose a rose silk duster and identical flesh-toned lipstick for last week’s Thakoon’s 10th anniversary party, giving us all of the evidence we needed to jump on the monochrome makeup-and-outfit movement.

What we love about this trend is that it’s not only classically chic, but also refreshingly innovative.  To keep things modern, follow their lead and pair your favorite shade with matte skin, sleek, simple hair, and one show-stopping ensemble!

Cara Delevingne Reveals the Best Part of Shooting ‘My Burberry’ With Kate Moss (And It’s a Bit NSFW)

If you’ve been anywhere near a magazine, beauty counter or Instagram feed in the past two months, then you’ve likely already encountered every image imaginable from Burberry’s new fragrance campaign starring supermodels Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss.  The more diligent readers among us may have even gone so far as to track down the duo’s behind-the-scenes photos and yet, little did we know the best was still yet to come!

In a new interview with Style.com, Cara opens up about her experience shooting the new My Burberry campaign, in which the two appear to be the best of pals while wearing little more than their matching Burberry trench coats.  The advert not only stars two of Britain’s most famous faces, but was also shot by the esteemed Mario Testino and yet, what was Cara’s favorite part of it all? Being naked, of course!  Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: 15 Model-Approved Sweaters You’ll Want to Live In ALL Season Long

The first song on Taylor Swift’s album 1989 is called “Welcome to New York,” but it’s far from being just a song title.  Upon the release of her new album, NYC & Company named the pop singer as the city’s global welcome ambassador for tourism, launching a series of promotional videos in which the singer defines essential New York vocabulary— because really, how does one pronounce “Houston Street” anyways? ~ Hollywood Reporter

To celebrate the launch of her exciting new show House of DVF, Diane Von Furstenberg has planned the ultimate fashion stunt—she is going to dress the Statue of Liberty (sort of)!  Six mini replicas of the sculpture dressed in the designer’s iconic wrap dress will be placed in six select locations around New York City starting on Wednesday.  Follow #HouseOfDVF to keep up on all of their fashionable whereabouts! ~ E! Online

Reality TV star and mobile app entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West spoke about mobile technology trends and how she has built her career at Monday’s Code/Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay, California.  Here, the Silicon Valley newcomer reveals her top 5 tips for social media success and why you’ll never see her wearing an Apple Watch. ~ Re/Code 

H&M has selected a short list of 24 aspiring designers from 37 fashion schools worldwide for the fourth edition of its annual H&M Design Award, due to be revealed in January.  Only eight will make it through to the next round, showing their collections to an international jury headed by Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative head of design, in London in November. Get to know fashion’s next big superstars here. ~ WWD

From chunky cable knits, to luxe turtlenecks and classic fair isle designs, effortlessly stylish sweaters are clearly the new go-to for today’s top trend-setters— think Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyKate Moss and Kendall Jenner among others.  Inspired by their killer sweater game, we set out to compile the ultimate model-approved guide to this season’s must-have knits, including runway-ready styles for every budget. ~ Modelinia

Doutzen Kroes Goes Fresh-Faced for Date Night

Doutzen Kroes is quite the busy beauty these days.  Not only is she the proud mama to a son, three-year-old Phyllon, and daughter, three-month-old Myllena Mae, but she’s also the face of Calvin Klein’s newest fragrance, Reveal, and of course, one of the upcoming stars of the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  Still, that hasn’t kept the supermodel mama from squeezing in a little alone time with that other special person in her life: her husband Sunnery James.

After turning heads at the annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards last week, the Victoria’s Secret Angel set aside a romantic night out with her handsome hubby at Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.  The hard-working mom looked as runway-ready as ever, stepping out in white high-waisted trousers, a slim grey tee and a black tuxedo jacket.  And while some would use the occasion to test out their favorite red lipcolor or a sexy smokey eye, Doutzen appeared to have gone completely makeup-free, allowing her beautiful blue eyes and perfect complexion to shine through naturally. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Runway Beauty Looks That Were Made for Halloween

Let’s face it, for every pretty, office-appropriate makeup look that is sent down the runway, there’s a downright spooky look to follow.  Now, just in time for All Hallows’ Eve, we’re taking a look back at some of the year’s most talked-about runways to gather up some costume-worthy hair and makeup ideas for all of your Halloween inspiration needs.  Seriously, these beauty looks are costumes in and of themselves! Whether you’re looking for a futuristic, alien creature look, a dramatic (and yes, sexy) cat-eye design, or zombie face paint worthy of a best-costume crown, the runways are the ultimate place for Halloween beauty inspiration this year. So skip the cheesy (and cliched) store costumes and scroll through our hot-off-the-runway looks in the slideshow below instead!

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Model Twitpics of The Week!

Well, it’s another Monday, and to cure those Monday Blues we’re bringing you some of our favorite social media snaps from over the weekend!  With Halloween right around the corner, we would have expected to see more costume inspiration shots, but we’ll take what we can get, like Alessandra Ambrosio having dinner with old friends in New York City, Gigi Hadid showing off a polaroid from a past Sports Illustrated shoot, to Candice Swanepoel giving a special birthday shout out to pal Doutzen Kroes! To see what else some of your favorite models were up to this weekend, check out the slideshow for today’s Twitpics!

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Here’s What the Models Are Wearing for Halloween 2014

Halloween isn’t actually happening until this coming Friday night, but the costume parties are already well under way.  And, while you’ve debating between dressing up as a sexy cat or a Queen of Hearts a la Alessadra Ambrosio, the fashion crowd has been out and about testing a variety of festive get-ups.

At the Casamigos Tequila party in Beverly Hills this past weekend, supermodel Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber (a.k.a the couples costumes champs) channeled another famous celebrity couple (Cher and Gregg Allman), while a pregnant Molly Sims went pretty in pink as a ’70s disco queen. In New York, Joan Smalls joined fashion besties Derek Blasberg and Harry Brandt at Halloween house party, where she showed off her fit fighting figure in a ninja warrior costume. And while we’re not exactly sure what Cara Delevingne was dressing up for (or as for that matter), we can’t deny that we love her unique hodgepodge outfit all the same!

So, should you need some last-minute costume inspiration for Friday’s trick-or-treating fun, we’re bringing you a full roundup of this year’s best model costumes— from the scary to the downright sexy.  See what these famous catwalkers and others are dressing up as this Halloween in the slideshow below!

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Modelinia AM Reads: How the Models are Making Velvet Modern Once Again

Yep, all of our prayers have been answered— Beyonce is teaming up with Topshop to create an activewear label , including “clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories.” ~ Vogue UK

The wait is over! Taylor Swift ’s 1989 is here and as promised, the album booklet come complete with secret messages that as it turns out, read more like a short story written by the singer-songwriter herself! ~ E! Online

Speaking of T-Swift— as if the release of her first pop album wasn’t exciting enough, it was also announced this morning that the 24-year-old singer will headline Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest on ABC! ~ Hollywood Reporter

This proves it: Dame Helen Mirren is ‘worth it.’ Following in the footsteps of top model Karlie Kloss and actress Naomi Watts, L’Oréal Paris’ most recent signings, the 69-year-old actress is the latest beauty to be signed as a L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador, marking a new chapter in power women for the French beauty company. ~ Telegraph

With a fashion empire now worth well over $48 million, it comes as little surprise that Victoria Beckham has just been named the UK’s most successful entrepreneur of 2014.  The former Spice Girl was recognized for her strong sales, the number of jobs she created, and her estimated overall wealth. Now that’s some Girl Power! ~ Grazia UK 

When the National Retail Federation released its holiday forecast in early October, it seemed like the season was going to be a smash hit for retailers.  But as it turns out, those figure might have been a little optimistic as new reports suggest the holidays may not be so merry after all. ~ Fashionista

Finally, after seven years of legal troubles, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been cleared of all charges of tax evasion. Italy’s highest court on Friday declared Gabbana and Dolce not guilty of tax evasion, overturning two previous sentences in lower courts. Gabbana, who has rarely commented on the tax issue, tweeted on Saturday, “We were sure of it!!! We are honest people!!! W Italy”#proudtobeitalian.” ~ WWD 

Velvet is undergoing a renaissance. Thanks to style-setting models like Kate MossCara Delevingne and Lily Aldridge, the other-worldly fabric is experiencing something of a rebirth as of late, popping up in new and unexpected ways both on and off the runway.  See how fashion’s best-dressed women are wearing the tried and true fabric here! ~ Modelinia