Modelinia AM Reads: Meet The Model/Muse Inspiring Today’s Top Photographers

Beyonce is giving off some major Marilyn Monroe vibes in a new cover shoot for Out magazine, posing in a platinum blonde wig and ’50s pin-up inspired duds! ~ Out

Speaking of striking transformations, Katy Perry has dyed her hair “slime green for spring.”  Think Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch meets Easter candy. ~ E! Online

The MTV Movie Awards’ best kiss honor has been awarded to film couples since 1992, and it has been our favorite award at the show ever since.  Before the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air this Sunday, take a trip down memory lane with the best PDA moments from best kiss award winners past. ~ PopSugar

Parents be advised— retail therapy may be good for young children.  According to a study by academics at The Open University and Oxford, regular shopping has a positive impact on the “development of everyday skills.” Shop to it kiddies! ~ Telegraph

Though he hardly looks it, Marc Jacobs turns 51 today. To celebrate, here are 16 facts about the New York designer that will blow your mind! ~ WhoWhatWear

In the latest chapter in his ongoing relationship with the Paris National Opera, Christian Lacroix has designed the costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal,” a ballet by George Balanchine first created in 1947, which is being reprised in May. ~ WWD

For Prince George’s first official public engagement, Kate Middleton opted for a black and white knee-length short-sleeve dress by classic American designer Tory Burch.  Naturally, the dress is already sold out on both  Net-a-Porter and Nordstrom.com. ~ Fashionista

Meet Natalie White— the mega model/muse who is inspiring a growing number of today’s top photographers and contemporary artists! ~ Modelinia

 

Model Twitpics of the Week!

 

Spring is in full bloom in today’s Model Twitpics! Scroll through to catch a never before seen photo of Chanel Iman in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, a look at Karlie Kloss‘ killer workout, a sneak peek at Gigi Hadid‘s cameo role in Cody Simpson’s new music video “Surfboard,” and so much more!


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Are Toni and Leo Gearing Up for Coachella?

A bevy of top models are expected to descend upon the California desert this weekend for the Coachella music festival, and judging by these latest photos, we think Toni Garrn might be one of them!

The blonde beauty was spotted stocking up on new music with her boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio at the second-hand record store, Record Surplus, in LA on Monday.  While there was no telling what tunes the couple picked up on their low-key day out, the two certainly looked as if they were getting in the festival spirit with Toni sporting a brightly colored tank, a white mini skirt and neon colored tennis shoes, and Leo a simple white tee and cargo shorts.

As you might recall, Toni was spotted sipping coconut water with fellow supermodel and close pal Karlie Kloss at last year’s star-studded festival, which also saw appearances by such other famous catwalkers as Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda KerrAgyness Deyn, Poppy Delevingne, and Chanel Iman among countless others.  With three days of A-list parties jam-packed into this year’s schedule— including the annual Neon Carnival, presented by NYLON & Olay Fresh Effects with GUESS, the H&M Loves Music bash on Saturday, and the Adidas Originals’ The Do Over at the Ace on Sunday— we wouldn’t be surprised to see these festival veterans in all of their fringe-tastic glory soaking up the Cali sun this weekend.

Scroll through the slideshow below for the full look at last year’s Coachella model crew and the gorgeous gals you can expect to see again come Friday.

 


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Shop the Look: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Polished Airport Ensemble

Here at Modelinia, there is a general consensus that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can do no wrong and this photo is the living proof.  Despite having spent eight hours flying across seas, the British supermodel arrived to Heathrow Airport in London earlier this month looking runway-ready (no pun intended) in a printed Stella McCartney bomber jacket and Frame Denim Le Skinny De Jeanne jeans.  Her Aquazurra smoking slippers, Givenchy Antigona bag, and dapper fedora made for flawlessly fashion-forward, yet completely functional additions— a perfectly polished combo! If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to shop this look immediately (and at a more affordable price), which is why we’ve rounded up Rosie’s exact pieces, along with a few of our other favorites, to help you score this model’s winning off-duty look.

Shop Rosie’s polished airport look in the slideshow below:

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Every Single Piece From Kate Moss’ Comeback Topshop Collection

After a four-year hiatus, Kate Moss’s hotly anticipated Topshop collection will finally hit stores later this month, and we’ve finally gotten our hands on the full lookbook!

The comeback collection comprises four distinct themes, including balearic dressing— an homage to one of her favorite vacation destinations, the Balearic Islands— pajama dressing, cocktail hour and tailoring noir— all of which exude the supermodel’s signature brand of effortless cool.  With intricate cocktail dresses, embroidered kaftans, sharp blazers and a fringed leather jacket similar to one she wore to the Rolling Stones show (aptly dubbed the “gig jacket”), it’s not hard to see Kate’s fashionable touch in each of the pieces— most of which were inspired by items hanging in the model’s own closet.

“I have really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at Topshop,” Kate told British Vogue. “I am very excited to create a new collection that bears my name. Now more than ever with London being at the forefront of fashion as it feels like I’m back home working with Topshop.”

Prices in the Kate Moss line range from about $70 to $1,200, and will be available in-store and online at Topshop, Nordstrom, ShopBAZAAR.com and Net-a-Porter.

See the full collection and lookbook modeled by the style icon herself in the slideshow below:

 


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Modelinia AM Reads: April Showers Bring Chic Model-Approved Rain Gear

As the fashion world continues to mourn the loss of Peaches Geldof today, Elle‘s Fran Krentcil remembers the late British socialite with a darkly funny and incredibly touching tribute. ~ Elle

You voted, MAC Cosmetics responded. Meet the discontinued colors being brought back by your requests this month! ~ PopSugar

Congratulations are in order for Tom Ford!  The designer has revealed that he secretly married his partner of 27 years, Richard Buckley. ~ Vogue UK

Looks like Vogue is going to have the last laugh over that controversial Kimye cover.  Despite the backlash, media sources claim the cover is on track to become a top-selling issue on par with that of Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama’s! ~ Page Six

Speaking of Kanye— the rapper has announced that the new Yeezys — his first shoes in collaboration with Adidas — will be released this June. ~ Fashionista

Get this— celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele are actually getting paid to attend the Coachella music festival this weekend! ~ New York Daily News

Beauty junkies rejoice—  Glamour is taking on the digital beauty world!  The publication’s digital site Lipstick launches at 10am today, featuringstories from contributors such as Vanessa Bayer of Saturday Night Live; models Coco Rocha and Chanel Iman, and Bee Shapiro, beauty writer for The New York Times. ~ WWD

Biggie Smalls would be pleased. According to The New York Times’ latest trend forecast, ‘every cutie with a booty’ is once again buying Coogies! ~ New York Times

The weather may be warming up, but let us not forget that before we get May flowers, we must first endure a few April showers.  Stay dry in style this season with chic storm gear that will have you singing in the rain all month long! ~ Modelinia

Gisele and Baby Vivian Model Matching Swimsuits in Brazil

Gisele Bündchen. and her daughter Vivian have had some cute mother-daughter moments before, but this one may just take the cake!

While vacationing on the tropical island of Fernandode Noronha off the coast of Brazil last week, the supermodel and her precious baby girl were spotted frolicking on the beach in matching printed swimsuits— Gisele opting for a teeny-weeny string bikini and aviator shades, and for Vivian, a near identical frilly bikini bottom and matching sun hat. Our hearts melt!

Prior to hitting the beach, Gisele lent her gorgeous bikini figure to Wednesday’s Colcci fashion show, where hubby Tom Brady sat front row and center to cheer on his beautiful wife as she did what she does best.  The NFL quarterback was seen clapping and cheering on his lady love as she strut down the runway in three separate looks.

Following the show, the Brady-Bundchen clan joined a group of pals onboard a yacht, where they enjoyed snorkling and snapping photos in front of the scenic background.  The supermodel later shared the images, including one with her twin sister Pati, on her Instagram page, writing, “My sister Pati and I! #Twins Eu e minha irmã Pati! #gêmeas #morrodoisirmãos”

Scroll through the photos below for more of Gisele’s stunning beach style!
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Is Chanel Iman Engaged?

Be warned: we’re taking these latest rumors as a grain of salt, but according to Page Six, Chanel Iman and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky might have gotten engaged!

According to the paper’s unnamed “sources,” the 25-year-old rapper recently proposed to the 23-year-old model, who is said to have “happily accepted.”  Like a great number of celebrity couple these days, the two are said to be keeping their engagement a secret for the time being— again, make of that what you will.

The details at this time remain scarce, as neither the fashion model, nor the fashion killa have yet to release so much as a hint on Twitter and Instagram— never mind an official statement.  At any rate, we’d love nothing more than to see this style-savvy couple, who first got together early last year, make things official.  And yes, we’ll admit, if the engagement rumors prove true, we’ll be excited to see the ring too. Congrats Chanel!

Scroll through the slideshow below for a look at the couple’s cutest moments to date:

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