Modelinia AM Reads: The Top Model Magazine Covers for the Month of June!

Looks like Instagram’s not the only one taking aim at Rihanna’s risque style.  The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority has deemed the fashion icon’s latest campaign for her Rogue fragrance “provocative” and “sexually suggestive,” relegating it to “restricted” display. ~ WWD

Is there an age limit to going topless? Diane von Furstenberg weighs in on the nudity debate. ~ Vogue UK

Pharrell William’s is making a new headwear statement on the cover of Elle UK’s July issue, but something tells us this one won’t be as well received. ~ Fashionista

In case you were too busy swooning over Rihanna’s naked dress to notice, Joseph Altuzarra’s upcoming collaboration with Target also made its official red carpet at Monday’s CFDA Awards months before its scheduled release! ~ Refinery 29 

Selfies are about to get a lot less ‘basic.’ Instagram has rolled out a new update that will allow pro-Instagrammers to minutely customize a picture’s brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows and several other imaging characteristics. ~ New York Times

If you love Proenza Schouler’s effortless cool prints and tomboyish styles, then you’re going to LOVE this: the designer duo is set to roll out its first swimwear collection in time for the resort season!  ~ WWD

There’s no shortage of supermodel magazine covers this month!  From Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr’s glossy US covers to a few of our favorite international editions, here’s a look at the top model magazine covers for the month of June: ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week

The CFDA Awards is always a veritable who’s who of the modeling world, and last night’s ceremony was no exception! From Chanel Iman posing with honoree Bethann Hardison, to Heidi Klum with Donna Karan, to Harley Viera-Newton at one of the night’s many after-parties, see what all of your favorites were up to in today’s Model Twitpics!

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Watch: Behati Prinsloo and Mango Team Up For New T by Alexander Wang Video

Anyone who tuned into “Saturday Night Live” in the late ’90s will remember Mango, the cult character played by the hilarious Chris Kattan.  Well, after nearly a decade of living in exile, ‘da Mango’ is back and this time, he’s stealing the spotlight in a new video for Alexander Wang’s T collection!

Featuring an all-star cast including supermodel Behati Prinsloo, former NHL player (and Hilary Rhoda‘s fiance) Sean Avery, Real Housewives of New York City’s Sonja Morgan, Harper’s Bazaar‘s Derek Blasberg, and a split-second cameo of Wang, the short film/music video sees Mango’s return from exile— he has apparently been hiding in his “Fortress of Mango-hood” with his Shih Tzu, Constance— to star in a fash-collab film.  Only, he’s not actually the star.  To Mango’s dismay, he soon learns that he’s merely a backup dancer in rapper, choreographer, and BANJI-movement founder Sharaya J’s new music video for the hit single, “Shut It Down.” Naturally, da Mango is not pleased to hear this and throws what most of us would a deem a hissy fit, but in Mango-terms is actually just a normal reaction.

We don’t want to give away too much, so just know that hilarity ensues.  Clad in Wang hotpants and his signature beret, Mango is, of course, just as insatiable as ever—a spell that not even Behati could resist (you’ll see).  Like most things, the Angel does sketch comedy flawlessly, which has us wondering if we could be expecting more jaunts on screen from the Namibian beauty in the near future.  In the meantime, check out Behati and the fabulous Mango in the video below:

2014 CFDA Awards: How to Get Dree Hemingway’s ’70s Inspired Beauty Look!

Monday night’s CFDA Awards hosted a red carpet that dazzled with some major industry stars, including the likes of  model/actress Dree Hemingway.  For the big night, celebrity makeup artist Nico Guillis teamed up with Chantecaille to transform the all-American beauty into a 1970s-style goddess, complete with brushed up brows and a matte orange lip. Dree’s look is a great example of effortless bohemian glamour, and today, Guillis is letting us in on how you too can recreate this stunning summer beauty look at home.  See below for the complete breakdown:

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All of the Model Looks From the 2014 CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards is always one of the biggest nights on the fashion calendar, and last night’s ceremony certainly didn’t disappoint.  Dozens upon dozens of fashion tastemakers flocked to Lincoln Center last night to support this year’s talented bunch of nominees, including Joseph Altuzarra, The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen, Irene Neuwirth, oh and this lovely pop singer named Rihanna— perhaps you’ve heard of her?  As tradition would have it, there were tons of stunning top models on hand for the occasion — many of whom attended on the arms of the designers who dressed them, such as Alessandra Ambrosio with Misha Nonoo, Heidi Klum with Donna Karan, Joan Smalls with Prabal Gurung and who could forget Anna Ewers and Chris Kattan (aka Mango) with Alexander Wang?
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Modelinia AM Reads: Shop Alessandra Ambrosio’s Perfect Beach Day Look for Way Less!

Rihanna may have stolen the show at the CFDA Awards, but she wasn’t the only big winner of the night.  Check out the complete list of CFDA winners including Joseph Altuzarra, Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osbourne and The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen, here: ~ WWD

And speaking of Bad Gal Riri, here’s a close up look at that custom fishnet Swarovski crystal dress that everyone is talking about! ~ US Weekly

Karl Lagerfeld is headed to Louis Vuitton— but don’t worry, Nicolas Ghesquiere has nothing to worry about.  The Chanel designer is just one of six renowned ‘iconoclasts’ being asked to rework the brand’s beloved monogram bag in honor of its 160th anniversary! ~ WWD

In yet another attempt to class up Glass, Google has tapped Diane von Furstenberg to design limited-edition frames to be sold exclusively on Net-a-Porter.com.  ~ Fast Company

In her first column for Vogue, Suzy Menkes is lashing out at the “ugly face of fashion criticism,” describing the fashion world as “bitch central.” Yikes! ~ Vogue UK

And in case you were wondering what it might be like to text with the Anna Wintour (or Rihanna for that matter), Vogue has gone ahead and created the perfect short video to help fulfill your dreams! See an imagined text exchange between the EIC and fashion icon here: ~ Vogue Videos

Planning a backyard barbecue and pool party this weekend?  Shop Alessandra Ambrosio’s perfect beach day look for way less and get ready to heat a lot more than just your grill! ~ Modelinia

Valentina Zalyaeva Shares Her All-Natural DIY Beauty Treatments

Supermodels may have hit the genetic jackpot, but even they don’t wake up with flawless skin and red carpet-ready hair.  They do however, have a few pro tricks of their sleeves to help enhance their natural beauty.  So in the spirit of all things summer beauty related, we caught up with longtime Ralph Lauren model and all-around natural beauty expert Valentina Zalyaeva and asked her to spill her favorite at-home DIY beauty treatments for healthy, radiant skin.  And as anyone who has ever read her blog will already know, the treatment is completely all-natural and likely already hiding in your kitchen cabinets— no trip to the beauty counter needed!  Get glowing with Valentina’s go-to  DIY face mask recipes and skincare tips below, and be sure to check out the slideshow for even more model-approved DIY beauty treatments from Miranda Kerr, Nicole Trunfio, and Candice Swanepoel!
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Behati Prinsloo, Karen Elson and More Toast the Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic!

The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is always a high-class affair. Models, celebrities, and socialites pull out all the chic stops to spend the day mingling, sipping bubbly, and stomping grass divets made by the horses on the field. This past weekend celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o, Julianne Moore and Aaron Paul were joined by supermodels Behati Prinsloo, Karen Elson, Shanina Shaik and Kate Bock at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park for the glamorous all-day event.

Having been given the honor of throwing out the first ball, Behati made sure to impress in a matching grey Calvin Klein Collection V-neck top and wide-leg trousers.  Meanwhile, Karen Elson brought the glam in a flowy skin-tone halter dress, while Shanina stood out in a white lace inspired jumpsuit by Alice McCall.

With the parade of fashion and endless flow of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, it was easy to forget that there was also a sporting event taking place.  Argentine polo star and Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras managed to clench the lead for his team, Black Watch with a 12-1o victory, which he later celebrated by sprayed a big bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne all over the field.

Get the full lock at all of the models in their polo finest after the jump!
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