30+ Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Your Favorite Models

 With Halloween right around the corner (16 days to be exact), it’s time to get serious about what statement-making Halloween costume you’ll be making this year.  Scary? Sexy? Silly?  The costume choices are endless, so if you’ve come to a roadblock in thinking up your perfect party ensemble, we understand.  Lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place.

Just in time for the spookiest fashion night of the year, we’ve rounded up over 30 model-approved costumes to kick start your All Hallows’ Eve style inspiration.  After all, nobody knows how to find costumes that are equal parts, unique, alluring and impressive like these fashion-savvy models. From the flirty and feminine, like Miranda Kerr‘s gorgeous ring leader ensemble, to the hauntingly beautiful, like Gemma Ward‘s Indian princess, we’ve got all of the costume inspiration you need in the slideshow below!


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It’s Here! Watch the FULL Gisele Bundchen for Chanel No.5 Video

Following weeks of teasing and most recently, a star-studded dinner to celebrate its release, Chanel has finally debuted its new No. 5 fragrance campaign video entitled “The One That I Want,” and let us be the first to say,it does not disappoint!

Written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, the three-minute video sees the debut of Gisele Bündchen as the new face of the iconic fragrance, previously fronted by such legendary beauties as Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve and Marilyn Monroe.  For her part, Gisele joins actor Michiel Huisman, who you may recognize from Orphan BlackGame of Thrones, or Nashville, in a mysterious story about love, surfing, modeling and the allure of Chanel’s inherent glamour.

Like a trailer to the world’s next great romantic drama, the short-film captures the emotion and beauty of a modern woman in love— a role that Gisele plays with aplomb.  While the camera no doubt loves her— a fact made abundantly clear in a scene  in which Gisele models the brand’s latest duds on a photo shoot with Luhrmann— Gisele also proves to have a real knack for acting.  Could a film career be in her future?

Of course, pnly time will tell. For now though, we’re content with watching Gisele catch a few waves on her Chanel surfboard, spritz on her No.5 perfume and lock lips with her leading man. See the model in all of her glory in the video below!

 

Modelinia AM Reads: 6 Model-Approved Ways to Customize Your Look This Fall

John Galliano is wasting no time in assembling his dream team at Maison Martin Margiela.  The newly appointed creative director is reportedly enlisting a number of his favorite collaborators from his time at Christian Dior and at his own label to join Team Galliano upon his arrival. ~ Vogue UK

No your eyes aren’t deceiving you.  This is in fact First Lady Michelle Obama dancing with a turnip to the sounds of DJ Snake and Lil’ Jon’s hit “Turn Down for What?” Clearly, this was a viral video just waiting to happen. ~ ET

After Alexander Wang brought Mango to the CFDA Awards, Saturday Night Live is back in the fashion limelight once again thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue. The retailer has teamed up with designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Rag & Bone to reinterpret the style of Gilly, one of Kristen Wiig’s hilarious and yes, fashion-challenged characters, with the proceeds supporting cancer research. ~ Huffington Post

Whether you’re getting married or you’ve already walked down the aisle, there’s no denying that looking at jaw-dropping wedding dresses is pretty irresistible. And what better time to gawk at gorgeous dresses than Bridal Fashion Week?  From Naeem Khan to Vera Wang, here’s a look at 30 of the dreamiest wedding dresses to come out of New York this season. ~ StyleCaster

Want to know how much your dream job pays? Fashionista has released its second annual salary survey offering a glimpse into the paychecks of fashion industry professionals.  Get a sense at what you might be making every step of your career here. ~ Fashionista

‘If you like it, then you better put your name on it,’ or so the models have led us to believe with their latest fashion obsession. From personalized tote bags, to running shoes and iPhone cases emblazoned with names and sayings, this season it’s also about putting your stamp on fashion in the most literal sense of the word. Get a look at how the models are customizing their looks from head-to-toe this fall here. ~ Modelinia

 

Get the Look: Rosie Huntington Whitley’s Date Night Fringe

Ever since Karl Lagerfeld sent his models down the runway in Dallas for his pre-fall collection clad in cowboy hats, brown leather boots, and a plethora of fringe, we’ve had the west on our minds.  Still, the thought of dressing with a cowboy in mind can be pretty daunting— after all, there’s a fine line between dressing chic and dressing for Halloween. Luckily, we have models like Miranda Kerr, Poppy Delevingne and most recently, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to help guide our look in the right direction.

Spotted out with boyfriend Jason Statham in Hollywood earlier this week, Rosie displayed just the right amount of western-influence in her casual date night look.  The supermodel-turned-actress impressed by pairing her Yves Saint Laurent suede fringe jacket with a classic striped T-shirt, Paige blue jeans and a modern take on the boho-style bootie for an easy look with maximal impact.  We’re also loving Rosie’s gold choker accent, which adds a bit of polish to the otherwise rocker off-duty look.

Ready to take on the wild, wild west? Scroll through the slideshow below for a our favorite fringe-tastic picks inspired by the models above.
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WATCH: The Official #CaraD4DKNY Campaign Video is Here!

UPDATE:  We’re just 24-hours away from the official launch of Cara Delevingne‘s first capsule collection for DKNY and needless to say, we can hardly contain our excitement.  From inspiring the line’s sporty, street style sensibility  to casting her fellow campaign stars via Instagram and writing her own press release, Cara has had a hand in almost every aspect of the creation of her 15-piece collection and now, it’s time to see all of that hard work pay off!

As we prepare our #CaraD4DKNY wish list ahead of tomorrow’s launch, we’re taking one final look at the model-approved collection by way of the official campaign video, which premiered exclusively on Style.com earlier today.  Watch Cara and her social-media-savvy cadre of models dance and trash around in the supermodel’s unisex duds in the video above and see below for more on the collection’s history-making Bloomingdales launch! Read the rest of this entry »

The Ultimate Model-Approved Guide to Fall’s Must-Have Boots

 

It’s time to face the cold hard truth: sandal season is no more.  With cooler temperatures moving in this week, it’s time to unpack your boots once and for all, that is, if they weren’t all left in ruins by last year’s brutal polar vortexes.

Should you be in need of a footwear revamp this season— and you likely will be once you catch a look at this season’s inspiring new trends— we’ve done our homework to put together the ultimate model-approved guide to 18 of this season’s must-buy styles in six key silhouettes— from knee-high versions like those spotted on Poppy Delevingne, to pointy-toed stilettos like those on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.  Scroll through the slideshow below to find the model-approved boot that’s perfect for you.  Happy shopping!

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The Models Turn Out for Chanel’s No. 5 Launch Party

Leave it to Chanel to kick off the week in the most glamourous way possible.

With its loyal model supporters in tow, the French fashion house took to a gallery space in Chelsea on Monday night to host a celebratory cocktail party in honor of the brand’s upcoming video ad campaign for its No. 5 fragrance, entitled “The One That I Want” written and directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Gisele Bündchen.

As expected, a number of the brand’s favorite models were on hand for the occasion, including Victoria’s Secret Angels Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss, newly-minted Chanel catwalker Gigi Hadid, and the No. 5 video star herself, who could barely contain her excitement as she struck a variety of poses in front of the party’s bedazzled No. 5 display. The Brazilian bombshell lead the way in a grey embellished mini-dress that showed off her perfect pins teamed with a pair of metallic silver pointed-toe pumps, matching hoop earrings and a Chanel clutch. Gisele also posed with her arms around Luhrmann and Lagerfeld before taking her place at the elaborately set tables. Read the rest of this entry »

Modelinia AM Reads: 10 Models Share Their Favorite Drugstore Beauty Buys

Finally— Taylor Swift has premiered her new song ‘Out of the Woods!’ The track is the latest to be lifted from the star’s forthcoming album 1989 and rumor has it it’s about the singer’s famous One Direction ex! ~ Just Jared

Is Kendall Jenner the world’s most influential teen? The 18-year-old model and her sister Kylie are named in Time magazine’s shortlist of the 25 most influential teenagers in the world alongside Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and President Obama’s daughters. ~ Telegraph

There have been rumours swirling around the industry for several months and now confirmation has arrived: Peter Copping has been tapped by Oscar de la Renta! The former Nina Ricci designer will assume the role of creative director— a first for the storied New York label. ~ WWD

For 118 years, Louis Vuitton has been adding its logo to everything from steamer trunks to cigar cases.  Now, in the latest installment of its Celebrating Monogram project, Karl Lagerfeld has designed a logo-emblazoned punching bag estimated at $175,000! ~ T Magazine

Christian Dior is on the move! Come December 11, the French fashion fashion will head to Tokyo to show its its latest pre-fall collection under Raf Simons.  The brand will also set to launch a new exhibition and photo book by Patrick Demarchelier in the Japanese city later this month. ~ WWD

Jeanine Heller, the founder of “parody” streetwear brand What About Yves - made famous for its “Aint Laurent Without Yves” merchandise – has been served with a trademark infringement suit by Chanel, who was left unimpressed by Heller’s T-shirt depicting its famous double C logo as the Ghostbusters sign. ~ Vogue UK

Though accustomed to professional beauty tools, the models know that you don’t have to break the bank in order to look your best.  To prove it, we asked 10 models includingAdriana LimaJessica Stam and Lara Stone, to share their favorite drugstore beauty finds, both here and abroad. Happy shopping! ~ Modelinia