Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn Cozy Up for Burberry’s Latest Campaign

It was just this past September when Burberry released its new ‘My Burberry’ fragrance campaign starring supermodels Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne in their first ever photo shoot.  Now, just when we thought Burberry couldn’t top its model dream team, the British label has gone ahead and released its latest campaign starring those other “two great British icons:” Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.

Shot in London by longtime Burberry collaborator, Mario Testino, Naomi and Jourdan star in the new spring/summer ’15 ads, which as it tuns out, mark a number of firsts for both the brand and its models.  For starters, the campaign not only celebrates Naomi’s first appearance for the brand since 2001 (she was then joined by her pal Kate), but it also marks her first time teaming up with Jourdan.  This is also the first time the fashion house has exclusively cast black models in a campaign — a major feat in the ongoing struggle for increased diversity in fashionRead the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: The 10 Most Unforgettable Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Moments Through the Years

Looks like congratulations are in order once again for Amal Clooney.  The human rights lawyer, formerly known as Amal Alamuddin, has been named Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of 2014 following her nuptials earlier this year with the world’s number one bachelor, George Clooney. ~ NY Daily News

Tisci for Gucci? As the Italian fashion house confirms current creative director Frida Giannini will stand down early next year, rumors begin to swirl as to who will replace her, with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci leading the contenders. ~ Telegraph

Surprise surprise, the runways aren’t the only place lacking diversity.  According to a new survey, of the 611 covers of 44 major fashion magazines in the past year, only 119 featured models of color. Harper’s Bazaar had a big fat zero. ~ The Fashion Spot 

Where are fashion’s top names jetting off to this holiday season?  WWD recently caught up with Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, Isabel Marant and Inès de la Fressange among others to share their holiday travel destinations and the answers are every bit as exotic as one would expect. ~ WWD

Speaking of the holidays, if you’re still on the lookout for awesome gift ideas, don’t worry, these style insiders have you covered! Find out what stars like Jenna Lyons Janelle Monae and Eva Chen are calling the best holiday gifts they’ve ever received here! ~ Huffington Post

From the glitter-coated runway, to the larger-than-life wings and multi-million dollar Fantasy Bras, a lot has changed in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’s 19-year history.  Here, we’ve put together the complete guide to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’s storied history, revealing everything you need to know about today’s most-anticipated fashion event — from unknown facts about the show’s humble beginnings, to our countdown of the 10 most unforgettable runway moments! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week!

Well, another week has come and go – and we’re bringing you the best of the many social media postings we’ve seen all week!  Even though the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired this week, we still can’t get enough of it, which is why we were delighted to see Candice Swanepoel take to her Instagram to post an extremely glamorous picture of her after party dress and thank everyone who made the runway extravaganza possible; as well as fellow angel Behati Prinsloo hanging out with performer Taylor Swift and her adorable kitten!  In other parts of the modeling world, Heidi Klum showed off part of her regimen to keep her skin glowing, while Chrissy Teigen took her relationship with KFC to the next level.  To see what some of your other favorite models have been up to this week, check out the slideshow below for today’s Twitpics!


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Are Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne Moving In Together?

What do you get when you take two of fashion’s hottest models and give them a bachelorette pad of their own?  Try one envy inducing pajama party!

Rumor has it, that models of the moment, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne, are taking their friendship to the next level by moving in together — most likely in Kendall’s $1.4 million Los Angeles apartment. The high-rise building is reportedly situated in the lavish Westwood area and is “infamous in Hollywood circles” — a crowd the power duo will have no problem fitting into. The girls’s apartment is said to come complete with two bedrooms and a hefty $910,000 mortgage.   Read the rest of this entry »

Look of the Week: Lily Aldridge Has Your Holiday Look Covered!

It won’t be long now until the this season’s holiday parties kick into high gear, leaving us with the unfortunate task of sifting between a dozen or so outfits, none of of which will impress.  It’s a burden we know all too well, and one we plan to avoid this year thanks to Lily Aldridge and her flawless party ensemble!

Hot off the heels of the knockout Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Lily attended a press event in New York on Monday wearing a low-cut Giulietta slip dress in Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala, and, the pièce de résistance, a blush pink satin coat by Wes Gordon.  Not to be overlooked was the Angel’s stunning beauty look, which was every bit as high-impact as her ensemble.  Taking a break from her signature voluminous, tousled VS waves, Lily opted for an incredibly glossy, impeccably neat side plait that paired effortlessly with mega-watt lashes, tawny skin and rosy nude lip.  Paired with her minimal gold Jennifer Meyer drop earrings, the supermodel looked sleek and sophisticated, and yes, just a wee bit sexy.

So ladies, take note: if you’re looking for a knockout party look this holiday season, make like Lily, and go the way of sleek sophistication— it can’t be beat!

Balmain’s Spring Campaign Features Burgers, Nintendo and a Whole LOT of Supermodels

Take one look at Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing’s Instagram feed and you’ll know he’s a man who loves to surround himself with a bevy of beautiful ladies. So much so in fact, that he made a special appearance backstage at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show where it was clear he was cooking something up with a few of the supermodels.  What exactly, we couldn’t say— that is, until now.

On Friday, the first images from the French house’s spring 2015 campaign were released, starring supermodels Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Isabeli Fontana and Crista Cober shot by Mario Sorrenti.  The images depict Rousteing’s new “Balmain Army” dressed in varying styles of the same sexy ensembles while performing some very non-stereotypical activities, such as chowing down on burgers and fries and crowding in front of a TV to play Super Nintendo with soda cans and popcorn thrown about.   Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: Ming Xi Reveals Her Runway-Ready Beauty Tips and Style Obsessions

A search for a new creative director is under way at Gucci.  The brand’s husband-and-wife team — Frida Giannini and Patrizio di Marco — are departing the company after six years at the helm, says parent company Kering. Giannini, who has served as creative director, will leave after Gucci’s show in Milan on February 25, while CEO di Marco is slated to depart on January 1. ~ WWD

Last night in Beverly Hills, Rihanna threw her first-ever Diamond Ball — attended by Kim Kardashian and Brad Pitt, among others — where she took an unexpectedly elegant route by wearing not one but two ultra-glam ball gowns courtesy of Zac Posen. Looks like Riri may know a thing or two about black tie attire after all. ~ The Cut

Warning: major cuteness lies ahead! For its latest ad campaign, Mansur Gavriel tapped a couple of goofy, slow-moving sloths to pose alongside its collection of coveted totes, backpacks and of course that famous bucket bag.  Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t long before the sloths got tired of their new modeling gig, forcing Mansur Gavriel to replace them with a baby kangaroo, a tiny hedgehog, a few birds and a chameleon.  The results are truly heart-warming! ~ WhoWhatWear

Beyoncé has released a retrospective short film today, celebrating a year since the launch of her self-titled surprise album. In the 12-minute long video, entitled Yours And Mine, the singer opens up about a variety of subjects from her upbringing to fame and feminism, while also taking the opportunity to reaffirm her feelings on marriage and motherhood, marking a whole new level of candidness for Queen Bey. ~ Vogue UK

Dita Von Teese and Christian Louboutin have teamed up on a lingerie capsule collection. The burlesque star and the shoe designer have created a seven-piece line in limited edition sold exclusively on Glamuse.com, a lingerie e-tailer. ~ WWD

In addition to traveling to London to witness this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, we were also lucky enough to catch up with Chinese supermodel Ming Xi backstage at the show where we quizzed her about her latest skincare obsessions and tips to creating the perfect street style look.  Find out what Ming has to say on all of that and more in our exclusive interview! ~ Modelinia

The Victoria’s Secret Models’s Guide for Smooth, Sexy Skin All Winter Long

Victoria’s Secret models may have hit the genetic jackpot, but even they don’t wake up with flawless skin and photo-ready hair (shocking, we know). They do however have access to the best tips and products from all around the world, making them beauty experts in their own right.  And with the worst of winter still ahead of us, you can bet we can use all the tips we can get!  So in the spirit of banishing dry, dull winter skin once and for all, we caught up with a few of the Victoria’s Secret Angels and asked them to spill their tips to achieving smooth, radiant skin during the coldest of months.  Scroll through the slideshow below for winter skincare tips from Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Jourdan Dunn and others and say “so long” to winter skin…for GOOD!

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