Modelinia AM Reads: An Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Swim Shoot

Just as the buzz from the Golden Globes settled down, we now have the nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards!  On Thursday morning, the nominees were announced revealing Birdman, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel as this year’s top contenders, along with more than a few snubs. ~ Refinery 29 

We’ve gotten used to seeing a LOT of Miley Cyrus.  Like, everything.  But just when we thought we’d seen it all, Miley has gone ahead and pull a Kim K on us— i.e. posing in a completely nude full frontal spread for V magazine. All we have to say is: thank goodness for the foam! ~ New York Daily News

In what may be the best Gucci takeover rumor yet, Page Six reports that Tom Ford is being considered for the head designer role. The article cites a very vague source as evidence, just saying that “his name has been mentioned” in talks.  Still, we’d do anything to make this rumor come true! ~ Page Six 

Stella McCartney has tapped Natalia Vodianova to front its latest spring campaign, marking the supermodel’s seventh time as the face of the house.  Shot in Ibiza by rookie photographer Harley Weir, the campaign features Vodianova shot seaside and close-up, posting with Falabella bags around her face. Because who doesn’t want to feel like they’re swimming in a see of “It” bags? ~ WWD

After showing in Tokyo, Brooklyn and Monaco last year, Christian Dior is once again taking its off-season shows on the road and this time, it’s headed for the stars— the Hollywood stars that is! WWD reports that Dior will host its upcoming 2016 cruise show in Los Angeles on May 9 at an undetermined location. A Jenner Lawrence and Charlize Theron sighting is almost all but guaranteed. ~ WWD

As part of the recent launch of its new Swim 2015 collection, Victoria’s Secret has spent the better part of the month treating fans to a plethora of very beachy, very tan, very sexy images of the Angels hard at work on the beaches of Hawaii.  There was the launch of the annual VS Swim catalog starring Behati Prinsloo, the debut of that sultry teaser video earlier this week, and now, just when you thought you’ve seen it all, we have the honor of revealing an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.  Prepare to swoon! ~ Modelinia

Go Behind-The-Scenes on Ale by Alessandra Ambrosio’s Latest Shoot!

Well if this isn’t motivation to get to the gym, we don’t know what is! Modelinia just got our hands on an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Alessandra Ambrosio’s swimwear shoot for her ále by Alessandra brand.  Shot by famed photographer Jerome Duran, the video shows a very playful, and VERY fit Alessandra playing on the beach and getting splashed by the occasional wave.

When asked about the collection, Ambrosio said “Being from Brazil I spend a lot of time by the beach wearing swimwear, so it was very natural for me to design a swimwear collection that everyone can enjoy.”  The ále by Alessandra collection, inspired by Alessandra’s “Brazil-Bohemia meets Malibu-Chic lifestyle,” includes 75 different styles in one piece and two-piece separates, ranging in price from $180 – $240, as well as cover-ups ranging in price from $120 – $300.  The line will be available at www.Alebyalessandra.com and in-store and online from Everything But Water.

So, if you’re in need of that extra push of motivation to get to the gym, check out the video below and join us in praying that we look HALF as good as Alessandra does!

The Models Are Following These Popular Instagram Accounts – Are YOU?

It’s no secret that the models are pros when it comes to Instagram – from amassing thousands upon thousands of devout followers to always finding inventive and creative ways to photographically clue us in on their doings.  BUT – have you ever wondered who these Insta-celebrities follow themselves?  We recently asked several of our favorite top models to dish on their favorite Instagram accounts, revealing a number of addictive new accounts to follow in the new year.  Scroll through the slideshow below to find out who Doutzen Kroes, Martha HuntIzabel Goulart and others can’t get enough of.

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Rumor Alert: Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift Might Be Covering Vogue Together

Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift are rumored to be taking their friendship to the next level with something that all gorgeous, fashion-loving BFFs dream of— a joint Vogue cover!

Yahoo! Style, first reported the news on Monday, noting that Taylor attended the Golden Globes after parties on Sunday where her “posse” was overheard whispering about the pair’s recent shoot, which is said to debut with the March issue of the magazine.

“Speculation was swirling in hushed tones,” Yahoo! says, ”that the famous tome tapped Mario Testino or Annie Leibovitz — two of its go-to photographers — to capture the long-legged blondes posing together.”

While both have covered Vogue in the past — Karlie back in September as part the magazine’s “Instagirls” feature, and Taylor in February 2012 — the rumored feature would mark the first time the pair have been shot together and boy, we can just picture it now: Karlie and Taylor sitting around a table in the supermodel’s West Village townhouse, wearing perfectly coordinating off-duty looks and munching on Karlie’s Kookies while flipping through their no doubt swoon-worthy fashion spread.  Shall we just go ahead and start the “Kaylor” hashtag now?

 

Gigi Hadid Signs On as the New Face of Maybelline New York

It’s been a BIG year for Gigi Hadid.  The up-and-coming model exploded onto the modeling scene in 2014, making her runway debut during the spring/summer ’14 shows at the likes of Jeremy Scott, Marc Jacobs and Chanel, posing for Tom Ford’s Velvet Orchid fragrance campaign, starring in the 2015 Pirelli Calendar shot by Steven Meisel, and ending the year with a photo shoot for Victoria’s Secret PINK.  Now, proving she hasn’t slowed her roll any, the 19-year-old model took to Instagram early Wednesday morning to announce that she has officially signed on as the new face of Maybelline New York!

The model-of-the-moment joins an impressive lineup of supermodel spokeswomen including Christy TurlingtonErin WassonShu PeiEmily DiDonatoFreja Beha Erichsen and Charlotte Free.  In an exclusive interview with Vogue.com, Gigi said that she was thrilled to land the beauty gig, as Maybelline holds a special place in her heart.

“In middle school, I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup,” she told Vogue. “I secretly bought Maybelline’s SuperStay 24HR concealer at CVS. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.”

The model’s first Maybelline ad will be revealed later this year, but judging from the photo the beauty giant posted to Instagram this morning, we can already confirm that she looks beyond stunning. Congrats Gigi!

Modelinia AM Reads: What REALLY Went Down on Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid’s Glamorous Dubai Trip

We may still be in the thick of Award Season, but today, we’ve got festival season on the brain!  Bonnaroo announced its 2014 lineup on Wednesday, naming Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons and Kendrick Lamar among this year’s headlining acts. ~ Pitchfork

The results are in! After announcing the second round of its overwhelmingly popular #castmemarc model search contest back in September, Marc by Marc Jacobs’s Kate Hillier and Luella Bartley have revealed the 11 new faces of its Instagram-cast spring/summer 2015 campaign. See the winners in all of their real-life campaign glory here! ~ Dazed

Alexander Wang is keeping things light and sweet for spring 2015.  Following his fall/winter ’14 ads which depicted Gisele Bündchen dressed in black with an extreme pixie cut, brooding among cracked mirrors, the designer has pulled a complete 180 by casting “doll face” model Sasha Pivovarova — her first time as the face of the house — wearing the pinks and lavenders of the spring collection in an interior bathed in pastel light. How lovely! ~ WWD

Maison Martin Margiela is no more (sort of).  The label has quietly rebranded itself as Maison Margiela, dropping the first name of its eponymous founder— a move that is said to “reflect the evolution of the house.”  ~ Vogue UK

Remember back in the mid-2000′s when celebrities like Blake Lively and Kate Bosworth were regularly spotted wearing their favorite Ugg boots? Well, after a brief style hiatus they’re back, baby — according to Vogue anyways.  In ”The Return of the Ugg Boot,” editors at the world’s foremost fashion magazine are making their case for the Australian boots, and are even offering five styling tips on how to make the boots look chic this winter.  But are you on board?  ~ Vogue

Today, satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo released its first edition since the terrorist attacks last Wednesday that left 12 dead at the Paris-based office, and as expected, it sold out within minutes of hitting newsstands.  Due to the steep demand, the print run has now been raised to 5 million copies worldwide from the prior 3 million. ~ WWD

If you were anywhere near Instagram this month, than you no doubt came across more than a few snapshots from that epic model-filled Dubai trip.  You know, the one that saw Kendall Jenner,Gigi Hadid and Devon Windsor frolicking in the desert with Selena Gomez, Shay Mitchell and Cody Simpson among others.  Well, the trip may be over, but thanks to our inside source, we now have the FULL scoop on what really went down at the most glamorous party of the new year. ~ Modelinia

Model Style Report: Kate Moss Proves She’s Still the Queen Leather Jackets

Some would argue that the slip dress is Kate Moss‘ most iconic look, but if you ask us, the supermodel has always been the queen of leather jackets.  Over the years, Kate’s proved that nothing beats a classic biker jacket when looking to polish off an outfit in a snap, and judging by her latest look, it’s clear she hasn’t lost her touch!

Spotted in London on Monday night at the debut of John Galliano’s first collection for Maison Martin Margiela, Kate put a modern spin on classic eveningwear when she paired a sleek biker jacket with her satin evening gown.  The edgy appeal of the jacket provided the perfect contrast to the dress’s more refined silhouette, while her boho-style fringed clutch added just the right amount of texture.  Completing the monochromatic look were suede booties and perfectly undone tresses, giving us all a much-needed lesson in true rock n’ roll glamour.

All hail the queen!

Get Sundance-Ready With Ski Town Looks Inspired By Suki Waterhouse, Elle Macpherson and More

Ready to hit the slopes? The Sundance Film Festival kicks off next week in Park City Utah, thus bringing new life to our cold weather essentials. While this gathering of indie actors and film makers doesn’t quite compete with the red carpet madness better know as award season, it still offers plenty of celebrity style sightings. In fact, seeing stylish actresses like Diane Kruger and Kate Bosworth ditch their usual Hollywood style in favor of something more sporty and casual (and much more bundled up) is what makes this such an appealing hot spot. Sundance dressing is all about blending on-trend statement pieces with practical cold weather clothing— a tidbit we’ve picked up from festival regulars Suki Waterhouse, Elle Macpherson and Dree Hemingway over the years. In anticipation of next week’s celebrity (and hopefully model) style sightings, we’re breaking down these models’ winning Sundance looks of years past to help inspire your own ski town style.  Check out their bundled up looks in the slideshow below!

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