The New “It” Jean That Has Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel Raving!

Vintage Levi’s have long been a classic, but (thanks to ’90s nostalgia?) they seem to be having a moment as of late, appearing on magazine covers and in fashion editorials galore.  Still, for all of their popularity among the fashion pack, there is a hole in the denim wardrobe that the boyfriend and skinny jean just can not fill.  We’re referring to good old-fashioned vintage jeans.  Despite the fact that models, editors and street style stars continue to sing their praises, quality vintage denim remains impossibly hard to find— requiring hours of scouring local vintage shops, flea markets, and eBay.  Or so was the case anyways before the industry got RE/DUN.

Founded by fashion entrepreneurs Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur (you may know him as Alessandra Ambrosio’s handsome fiance), RE/DUN is the new denim brand that’s set to change the way you shop (and wear) your vintage jeans.  Launched this summer, the brand sources vintage Levi’s and recuts them into two modern styles: relaxed straight and straight skinny.  The results are high waisted, slightly slouchy, and effortlessly cool—in ideal worn-in shades that, while inspired by the old, feel completely new.  Best of all, the styles are already popping up on the models— Alessandra and Candice Swanepoel (pictured above) included— giving you all the more reason to invest this season.

Not convinced that vintage denim is your thing yet? We caught up with Barron and Mazur to get the inside scoop of their growing brand and of course, to help convince you otherwise. See our interview with the denim gurus below!
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Look of the Week: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a Study in Contrasts

We won’t blame you if the streets distract you just a bit from what’s coming down the runways in Paris this week. It’s only fair, considering the models’ street-style presence is like a show unto itself. Case and point: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s pre-runway show attire.

The British supermodel put her own sexy spin on modern tuxedo dressing while making her way to Olivier Rousteing’s spring ’15 show on Thursday, pairing an Isabel Marant Lahore Satin-Trimmed Canvas Blazer with a toughened up Isabel Marant Fold-Over Leather Mini Skirt for edge.  In a study of contrasts, the catwalker further accented her look with a navy Balmain luggage tote and black suede Saint Laurent chain-strap ankle boots.  With her hair slicked back into a neat chignon, Rosie stuck the perfect balance between contemporary cool and old-school Parisian elegance.

Party Pics: The Models Kick Off the Weekend at Paris Fashion Week’s Top Parties

Paris may be the final stop on the spring/summer ’15 circuit, but that doesn’t mean that the action shows any sign of slowing down.

On Wednesday night, the fashion elite joined Diane von Furstenberg in celebrating the 40th anniversary of her historic wrap dress with the unveiling of a new shop window at Galeries Lafayette.  The display features six works of art handpicked by the designer, including a painting of Anna Wintour by Alex Katz, another one of Franca Sozzani by Julian Schnabel as well as photograph of supermodel Natalia Vodianova— who joined the legendary designer at the store fete— taken by François-Marie Banier.

Kicking things off on Thursday night, photographer Peter Lindbergh gathered the fash pack at the Gagosian Gallery for the opening of his latest exhibition, which feature large-scale works honoring the glamour of his most iconic model muses including ’90s supermodels Kate Moss and Nadja Auermann.  Among the attendees was Emilio Pucci’s Peter Dundas, Nicholas Kirkwood and Paolo Roversi, along with a flurry of models including Karlie Kloss,  Joan Smalls, Natalia Vodianova and Andreea Diaconu.

Meanwhile, at Paris’ Caviar Kaspia, Matchesfashion.com played host to an intimate dinner party celebrating Tabitha Simmons spring 2015 collection.  Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls were just a few of the top models who joined Derek Blasberg, Grace Coddington and Hanneli Mustaparta at the exclusive fashion week dinner.
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Modelinia AM Reads: Is Poppy Delevingne Britain’s Next Big Style Icon?

Stop everything!  There’s a new “Gone Girl” clip and it’s every bit as spine-tingling as we’d hoped! ~ The Hollywood Reporter

Following an ‘attack’ by prankster Vitalii Sediuk, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West consoled themselves by sporting some matching cleavage at the Lanvin show. SO. MUCH. CLEAVAGE! ~ E! Online

Have Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy secretly tied the knot?  All signs point to “yes!” ~ Lucky

Tom Ford announced in a statement released Friday morning that he will show his fall 2015 collection for the first time not in London, where he has been showing since February 2011, but in Los Angeles! ~ Fashionista

Louis Vuitton is set to launch a new biannual, in-house magazine called The Book, whose first issue boasts Charlotte Gainsbourg on the cover and an interview with Catherine Deneuve inside. ~ WWD

Derek Jeter had his final home game with the New York Yankees last night and the celebs wasted no time in congratulating the sports icon.  From Justin Timberlake to Ryan Seacrest, see the stars’ best tweets here! ~ Just Jared

Her sister Cara may get all of the attention on the runway, but in the front row, it’s Poppy Delevingne who rules supreme!  From her Chanel jumpsuit to her never-ending collection of kitschy handbags, we’ve rounded up the best of Poppy’s fashion week style for your weekend style inspiration! ~ Modelinia

Cara Delevingne Gives Us a Tour of Hogwarts “MTV Cribs” Style


Remember MTV Cribs? You know, the show where celebrities would open the doors to their million dollar pads to show off their big screen TVs, in-home movie theaters and overly-stocked refrigerators.  The show had quite the run in the early ’00s, and, as it turns out, it had a fan in at least one major supermodel: Cara Delevingne.

In the latest addition to Vogue‘s ‘Instagirl’ video series, the 22-year-old supermodel invites the magazine inside her home for an exclusive tour à la Cribs.  Of course, it doesn’t take long to notice that it’s not her bachelorette pad that she’s giving you a tour of, but rather of everyone’s favorite magical location: Hogwarts.  Watch as the fun-loving cover girl reveals an inside look at her enchanted digs, including a walk-through of her very own street and a look at the place where her Instagram first started in the video above!

Is This the Best Model Casting of Paris Fashion Week?

 

The “model army” is back! On Thursday, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing returned to the Paris stage with what may very well be the best model lineup of the Paris collections.

Calling upon his famous fashion friends, Rousteing rounded up the best of the modeling world to walk for the French house’s spring ’15 show, including a diverse cast of supermodels and of-the-moment “It” girls.  For starters, there were supermodels like Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn Liu Wen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who took their turns on the catwalk alongside such runway veterans as Edita Vilkeviciute, Aymeline Valade, and Anna Ewers. And, seeing as how Rousteing is a close friend of the Kardashian clan, it comes as no surprise that Kendall Jenner joined the Balmain “model army” as Kim, Kanye and Kris Jenner looked on from the front row.
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Modelinia AM Reads: How You Can Get Jourdan Dunn’s Supermodel Tee on the Cheap!

In case you needed a reminder that one-year-old North West already has a much more fabulous life than you’ll probably ever have, here it is: The tiny star sat front row at Balenciaga’s S/S 15 show in Paris on Wednesday. Of course, she was perfectly coordinated to match her fashion-loving parents. ~ Who What Wear 

A star-studded guest list, an Alexander McQueen wedding gown and a possible deal with Vogue – could George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding be the most stylish celebrity nuptials of the year? ~ Harper’s Bazaar

Everyone’s favourite Spice Girl turned fashion mogul, Victoria Beckham, marks another milestone on her fashion ascent today with the opening of her first flagship store on Dover Street in London.  Here, the designer reveals her five favorite things about her first stand alone store and the behind the scenes moments you didn’t see at today’s star-studded opening. ~ Grazia UK

Nicolas Ghesquiere is expanding his Instagram portfolio this week as plans to take over Louis Vuitton’s official account to use as a personal photo diary ahead of the house’s spring/summer ’15 show on Oct. 1.  The designer will reportedly post photos of his inspirations, moods and making-of images as he puts the finishing touches on the collection. ~ WWD

As if we weren’t excited enough for Alexander Wang’s forthcoming H&M collection, the designer is said to be reprising his bestselling ‘Freja’ boots specially for the fast-fashion retailer, and for a fraction of their original price! ~ Fashionista

Looking to get your hands on one of those ‘supermodel tees’ spotted on the likes of Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne‘s Instagram? Well, you’re in luck! Thanks to a little internet searching, we were able to track down the supermodel-approved tee, as well as a host of similar styles for your shopping pleasure.  Enjoy! ~ Modelinia

Video Exclusive: Ming Xi Talks Street Style and Fall’s Biggest Trends

 

Between all of the fashion shows, parties and street style hunting, our editors at Modelinia also spend a great deal of time catching up with the models backstage in hair and makeup.  This season, we were lucky enough to head backstage at Zac Posen’s spring/summer ‘15 show, where we caught up with top model Ming Xi to talk all things fashion and beauty. From her fall must-haves to her street style essentials catch up with Ming in our exclusive fashion week video above!