Kendall Jenner Gushes About “Amazingly Crazy” Friend Cara Delevingne

Looks like Anna Ewers isn’t the only model getting the Harper’s Bazaar cover treatment this month.

On Thursday, the American glossy revealed a second cover (exclusively for its subscribers) starring model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner.  Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, the 19-year-old model graces the yet-to-be-released May issue dressed in a dreamy floral embellished gown and hat from Chanel’s spring haute couture collection— not too shabby for a model who made her modeling debut just a little over a year ago.

Inside the issue— in which she has an impressive 10-page spread we should add— Kendall opens up about her big sis’ Kim Kardashian saying, “I really admire Kim’s style.  I think she could be a major fashion icon. It’s so fun to be in Paris with her, but I’ll walk out and be like, “Oh, my God, I love my outfit,” and then I’ll see Kim and I’ll be like, “My outfit sucks compared to yours!”‘

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Modelinia AM Reads: The Only Pieces You Need to Take on April Showers in Style

 

Now this is one epic photo! “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer posted a cast photo on Wednesday at the film’s first table read. In the picture, Cara Delevingne, who plays the role of Enchantress, is joined by her gang of talented co-stars including Will Smith (Deadshot), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller). But wait, where’s Jared Leto? ~ E! Online

Apple released iOS 8.3 to the public on Wednesday, a much-anticipated update that comes with a ton of new features and enhancements. Most importantly, it finally brings us 300 new and racially diverse emojis. In addition to more skin tones to choose from on your human emojis, there plenty of other new additions, from new relationships to fancy gadgets of the future. Happy texting! ~ Bustle

if you thought Cara Delevingne had a lot of tattoos, just wait until you see model Cat McNeil‘s extensive collection!  The runway favorite shows off her impressive body art in the aptly titled spread ”The Diary Of A Tattoo Addict” featured in the latest issue of CR Fashion Book. How many tats can you count? ~ CR Fashion Book 

The Apple Watch, Apple’s first foray into the fashion and wearable-tech space, goes on pre-sale this Friday. But, while most of us have to wait until its April 24 shipping date, the company dished out a handful of review units to press at The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and a few other publications. Here’s a round up some choice quotes for an early glimpse of what wearing the watch is like. ~ Refinery29

It will now be easier than ever for fashion’s most dedicated indoor cyclers to book their bikes. Today, SoulCycle will launch its first app in the Apple iOS store and a corresponding campaign online, #OhAppyDay. The app will allow riders to book classes directly on their phone, and in the off chance that a class is already filled, add their names to the wait-list with just the tap of a finger. ~ WWD

H&M will debut an environmentally-friendly clothing pop-up inside its Times Square flagship store on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of its Conscious Exclusive collection with actress Olivia Wilde. The shop-in-shop, which will be open Tuesday through Sunday, will also feature other eco-conscious labels, including Feed, Freedom of Animals and Preserve. ~ WWD

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

Destination Coachella: The Only Playlist You Need on Your Road Trip to the Desert

Considering that tickets to the annual Coachella Music and Arts festival sold out in a mere 40 minutes this year, it’s safe to say people are just a little excited for the weekend ahead — and rightfully so.  With more than 160 artists taking the stage over the next two weekends, this year’s festival promises one of its biggest and most diverse lineups to date.  Along with headliners Jack White, AC/DC and Drake, festival-goers (including a number of our favorite models) will be treated to set lists by Florence + The Machine (a favorite of the style set), FKA Twigs, alt-J, The Weekend, David Guetta and recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show performer Hozier.  No wonder the models can’t wait to hit the desert!

To help those traveling West this weekend get in the Coachella-frame of mind, we’ve put together the ultimate road trip playlist featuring a number of the festival’s top model-loved performers and tracks.  Take a listen and prepare to get psyched for the big weekend ahead!

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Karlie Kloss Wants YOU to Learn How to Code!

If you are one of the 2.2 million who follow Karlie Kloss  on Instagram, you know she’s been on a mission to learn how to code as of late.  Now, she’s putting those recently acquired skills to good use by teaming up with Flat Iron School in New York to create the Kode with Karlie scholarship, in which 20 lucky winners will be able to take the very same two-week coding class the model herself completed.

“Over the last year I started taking coding classes and realized how creative coding is,” says the model-turned-mogul in a new video (see below). ”Similar to dancing and fashion, coding is a form of self-expression. It’s a way to turn a cool, innovative idea into a product, website, app, tool or experience.”

As part of the scholarship, young women between the ages of 13-18 will be given the change to understand the building blocks of code and help build and deploy their own app. “You’ll be ready to take on the world,” as Karlie puts it.

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Allow H&M’s New Supermodel Campaign to Inspire Your Coachella Look

H&M is killing it with their model choice as of late.

Back in November, we saw a super takeover for the Swedish retailer’s immensely popular collaboration with Alexander Wang, which starred Isabeli FontanaNatasha Poly and more competing in an athletic-inspired video game, followed by a holiday campaign featuring Joan Smalls and Sasha Pivovarova dancing to the sounds of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet.  Now, H&M is here to quell our supermodel craving once again, this time with a star-studded summer campaign featuring some of our favorite Victoria’s Secret models.

Just in time for the height of festival season, H&M is celebrating its new beachy, boho summer collection with Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Joan and Natasha fronting the sun-drenched ads, shot by photographer Lachlan Bailey.  We’re taking note of the models’ floaty bohemian prints, breezy cover-ups, and paisley bikinis, which will fit perfectly into our Coachella wardrobe this weekend.

In addition to the print campaign, H&M will also release a commercial featuring an exclusive track by DJs Axwell /\ Ingrosso (formally of the electronic music supergroup Swedish House Mafia) on its website on April 30.  The song, aptly named “Sun Is Shining,” is off their new album which will debut sometime this summer.

Anna Ewers Lands Her First American Cover with Harper’s Bazaar

Nothing says “supermodel” like scoring the cover of a major American glossy and this month, Anna Ewers will know exactly how that feels as as she graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s May “Summer Beauty” issue.  In what marks her first-ever American cover shoot, the 22-year-old German supermodel puts her Brigitte Bardot-meets-Claudia Schiffer-like looks to good use in a oceanside shoot inspired by iconic Bond Girl Ursula Andress.  A fitting role considering the fact that Anna is credited with bringing sexy back to the world of high fashion — the evidence of which you’ll find in any one of her campaigns for designer and close friend Alexander Wang.

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Modelinia AM Reads: Gigi Hadid’s Guide to Los Angeles

In today’s unexpected news, it turns out that we have Jennifer Lopez to thank for the creation of Google Images (sort of).  When Jennifer Lopez wore that down-to-there green Versace dress to the Grammy Awards in 2000, the public obviously clamored to search for photo evidence on Google. Except…Google Images didn’t exist yet. This hunt for pictures of J.Lo is what ultimately inspired engineers to get moving on the new feature. So uh, thank J.Lo! ~ Elle

Remember that Terry Richardson-lensed video of Kate Upton doing the “Cat Daddy” dance in the world’s tiniest bikini back in 2012? Well, as it turns out the video that more or less skyrocketed the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model to fame was never-supposed to be released.  The model tells Alexa Chung in a new Vogue UK profile that though she’s okay with it now, she initially found it “disrespectful” that Richardson put it in the final cut. ~ Vogue UK

After seven years, legendary makeup artist Gucci Westman will be stepping down as Revlon’s global artistic director. “It’s been an incredible seven years, and I loved the variety of experiences,” said Westman. “This was a great chapter in my career, and I’m excited for all that’s ahead.” ~ WWD

Vogue Australia has brought on native supermodel Gemma Ward as a guest editor to cover Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia from April 12-16. Ward will be reporting on “the best from backstage, behind-the-scenes and front row.” ~ Vogue Australia 

Prada has launched a five-part video series to promote its Galleria bag. Directed by Autumn de Wilde, the videos focus on an old-timey postman’s dreams about the packages he delivers. It’s all very Wes Anderson meets Italian high-fashion. ~ Style.com 

If you follow “kylizzlemynizzl” (that would be Kylie Jenner, for the uninitiated) on Snapchat, you might have already seen her recent Snap story, in which the star shared a series of photos revealing some new piercings. Most of them were in her ears, but it seems that at least two of them are in a er, private place. ~ Yahoo

Chances are when Gigi Hadid  is not jet-setting around the world for any number of photoshoots, campaigns and red carpet events, you’ll find the blonde bombshell at one of her go-to LA hangouts. Where are they you ask?  We recently caught up with the model-of-the-moment to get her local guide to Los Angeles, including her favorite places to eat, hang and shop around the city.  Discover the full list of model-approved hotspots here! ~ Modelinia

Shop Model Inspired Pieces for Coachella and Beyond

We’re officially counting down the days until we descend upon the desert for the fashion set’s favorite music festival: Coachella. There, we’ll  join the rest of our style-minded peers for a weekend of live music, all-night dancing, quality friend time and some all around fun in the sun.

Of course, this is no ordinary music festival. With it’s all-star gathering of celebrities, stylish people, models and musicians, Coachella is really more of A-list extravaganza, but with good music to boot! If you haven’t attended, you’ve surely seen the photos, as it has become quite the Instagram-heavy event— almost like fashion week but without the work and none of the drama. If you are planning to attend Coachella or any other festival this season you’ll definitely want to have your look at least partially planned before you hit the road.  Not sure where to start? You’re in luck! Taking style notes from festival vets like Alessandra Ambrosio, Gigi Hadid and Hanne Gaby Odiele, we’ve scoured the internet for the perfect Coachella-ready pieces that will help you stand out all weekend long.  Scroll through the slideshow below for the model-approved essentials we’ll be packing for Coachella and beyond!

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