On the Scene: Victoria’s Secret and US Weekly Party With the Angels

Transforming the Stephan Weiss Studio into something of a runway show, longtime Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James celebrated the launch of his latest book and exhibition, Angels, in the West Village on Wednesday night. The tome captures runway veterans such as Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr, and up-and-comers like Kendall Jenner and Martha Hunt posing nude— tastefully of course — in exotic locations.  ”It was so easy and natural,” said Lily Aldridge of the  collaboration.  ”Russell is one of my best friends, I love him and we shoot together all the time, so it was a very organic process. We would shoot bits here and there between the Victoria’s Secret shoots and got to do it with all of our friends, which made it very special.  I think it turned out beautifully!”

As partygoers enjoyed champagne and a sneak peek at the new models’s new portraits, guests including Donna Karan, Hugh Jackman, Ben Stiller, and Richard Branson trickled in to join the festivities. Throughout the night, more of James’s subjects arrived to honor his work, including Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Candice Swanepoel and Martha Hunt.

Meanwhile, at the Diamond Horseshoe, Us Weekly kicked off its annual fashion week fete honoring the Most Stylist New Yorkers of 2014.  Among this year’s honorees were Jamie Chung, Today Show host Matt Lauer, blogger Emily Weiss, as well Victoria’s Secret’s own Adriana Lima and Lily Aldridge, who managed to pop by the event before heading to James’s celebration.

Finally, to celebration its recent NASDAQ listing and the culmination of New York Fashion Week, Wilhelmina Models gathered its beautiful clientele for an exclusive after party at New York’s Location 05.  Among the models in attendance were Coco Rocha, Robyn Lawley, Soo Joo, Cindy Bruna, and newcomer Ella Richards, whose sister Alexandra, also served as DJ for the night.  The celebratory event included a live performance by Nick Jonas, along with set by Randy Jackson’s latest discovery, North of Nine.

Get the full look at last night’s biggest events and the models that attended in the slideshow below!


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Get the Beauty Look: Reed Krakoff Channels Effortless Beauty

Reed Krakoff embraced artisanal details for his Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection.  A pencil skirt was made from laser-cut leather bonded to tweed; T-shirts featured panels of fabric woven like a checkerboard and deep raffia trim at the hem; a tank dress was hand-macramed.  It appears that gone are the days when Krakoff would tout a “warm minimalism” when describing his collections, however the same words can be used to describe the makeup look for his show! Read the rest of this entry »

Model Confidential: Adriana Lima on Her Fashion Week Comfort Food!

It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without Model Confidentials! All week long, we’ll be making the rounds backstage at some of New York’s most talked-about shows, catching up with a number of our favorite catwalkers.  Check back every day for exclusive model interviews in which we’ll be asking the girls about their beauty secrets, fashion must-haves, social media tips and MORE!

Today’s model confidential is with Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima.  We were able to talk with Adriana last night at US Weekly’s Most Fashionable New Yorkers Party, where she filled us in on how she finds peace during Fashion Week and shared her favorite Fashion Week comfort food. Read the full interview below: Read the rest of this entry »

NYFW Street Style Day 7: Summer and Fall Collide

Ji Hye Park, Photo courtesy of Models Jam

Is it just us, or did does time fly when it’s fashion week? With just one day of shows left, we’re cramming in enough model street style to hold you over until February hits. After making an epic return to the runway at Hugo Boss’ spring ’15 show on Wednesday, Abbey Lee Kershaw kept things relaxed and sporty in a bright pink Adidas sports bra paired with a track jacket, high-waisted trousers and black leather boots. Kim Sund and Soo Joo Park reveled in the summer sunshine, sporting colorful oversized Jeremy Scott tote bags that paired perfectly with Soo Joo’s tangerine shirt dress and wide-brimmed hat.  Meanwhile, Sara Sampaio found balance by mixing ripped boyfriend jeans, a flouncy crop top and sharp red leather biker jacket.  And finally, who could resist Ji Hye Park’s modern take on school-girl overalls and Tevas?

See more of the best model street style from New York Fashion Week after the jump!
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Modelinia AM Reads: Jessica Stam Reveals Her Surprising Hidden Talent


Topshop will continue its drive to democratise the fashion industry this London Fashion Week by producing “its most social catwalk show” to date. In a dynamic move which celebrates the prominence of social media, Topshop is enabling the LFW experience to be curated by its communities across a series of platforms, culminating in a ‘social catwalk’ that will unveil part of the Topshop Unique SS15 collection exclusively on Facebook. ~ Grazia UK

Consumers won’t have to wait long to buy a pair of Oliver Peoples’ latest collaboration — the sunglasses that walked down Rodarte’srunway Tuesday. Instead of coming to market when spring deliveries hit stores in early 2015, the subtle cat-eye frame will hit the eyewear brand’s retail boutiques in New York and Los Angeles as early as today. ~ WWD

Following a weekend of partying topless at New York Fashion Week, former squeaky clean Disney star Miley Cyrus is gracing V magazine in, surprise, nothing but her birthday suit!  The singer-turned-artist was shot by Karl Lagerfeld for the magazine’s fall edition, in which poses on top a pile of stuffed animals.  ~ Telegraph

New York Fashion Week might be going on now, but we’ve got Paris Fashion Week on the mind. Across the Atlantic, Raf Simons has chosen a new show venue for Dior: the Cour Carrée at the Louvre. The square courtyard at the center of the iconic museum was formerly the locale of the Louis Vuitton shows, which have since moved to the Foundation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Ghery. ~ WWD

Following its now infamous “Anaconda” remake video starring Nicki Minaj and a group of Alexander Wang’s ruwnay models, Vogue tapped a dozen model to help re-create twelve emoji backstage at the Michael Kors spring 2015 show.  From Vanessa Axente’s monkey-see, monkey-do loop to Anna Ewer’s octopus, here’s how fashion’s finest do emoticons at fashion week. ~ Vogue

It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without Model Confidentials! Today, we’re catching up with runway icon Jessica Stam, who let us in on her pre-runway beauty regimen, street style icon, and secret talent that she’s been working on this year.  Get the scoop on Jessica’s high-fashion life here1 ~ Modelinia

5 Things you NEED to Know From NYFW Day 7!

Between the fashion, beauty looks, models and front row celebs, there’s a lot to take note of on the New York Fashion Week Runway – and we mean a lot!  Needless to say, it’s easy for a piece or two to get lost in the shuffle, let alone entire shows.  But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Whether it’s a trend you’ll be wearing all spring long, a notable model, or just a show highlight, these are the must-know moments from today’s runways. Read the rest of this entry »

#NYFW Twitpics Day 7!

Even though we’re nearing the end of Fashion Week that doesn’t mean that all of the best events are over! A quick scan of our various social media accounts confirmed this for us – with many of our favorite models taking to the internet to share their favorite parts of #NYFW!  From Coco Rocha making a decidedly financial move (on her birthday, no less) to Karlie Kloss cozying up to one of fashion’s greatest icons to Naomi Campbell sharing a picture of her appearance at Fashion Rocks last night – check out the slideshow below to see how some of your favorite models are entertaining themselves on day 7 of New York Fashion Week!

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Get the Beauty Look: Tory Burch Stays Rosy

When Tory Burch sent her Spring RTW collection down the runway yesterday, the centerpiece of the collection was an interpretation  of la parisienne boheme – think pulled-together casual with lots of texture and color.  Every piece had something going on, be it jacquards, engineered prints, basket weaves – and often in combination.  While there was much going on with what the models were wearing, the beauty look was decidedly different!  Read the rest of this entry »