15 Model-Approved Sweaters You’ll Want to Live In ALL Season Long

Make no mistake about it: the days of sundresses, cut-offs and crop tops have come to an end.  But here at Modelinia, we like to look on the bright side when it comes to the inevitable seasonal switch-up.  Sure, it may suddenly be brisk out there and our sun-kissed glow has all but faded, but we’ve got the perfect reason to wipe away that dreadful summertime sadness: sweater weather.  Seriously, is there anything more comforting to the soul that a cozy knit?  By the looks of these comfy catwalkers, we think not.

From chunky cable knits, to luxe turtlenecks and classic fair isle designs, effortlessly stylish sweaters are clearly the new go-to for today’s top trend-setters— think Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Moss and Kendall Jenner among others.  Inspired by their killer sweater game, and desperate to curl up in a stylish one of our own, we set out to compile the ultimate model-approved guide to this season’s must-have knits, including runway-ready styles for every every budget.  Shop them now; stay toasty for months to come — that’s our sweater weather guarantee!

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Party Pics: Doutzen Kroes Makes Her First Post-Baby Red Carpet Appearance

If ever there was proof that Doutzen Kroes doesn’t need photo retouching, this would be it!

Just three months after the birth of second child, a girl named Myllena Mae, the Victoria’s Secret Angel returned to the spotlight on Monday night to show off her incredible post-baby body at the annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.  The stunning model – who gave birth on July 30 – proved that she was officially back to her runway best in a simple white Calvin Klein mini dress at the star-studded Beverly Hills event, where she joined such A-list guests as Liberty Ross, Jennifer Gardner and new mommy-to-be Blake Lively.  With the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show less than two months away, Doutzen appeared to be brushing up on her signature Angel poses as she could be seen flipping her perfectly tousled waves around and blowing kisses to the camera.

The hot mama first gave a glimpse at her enviable figure in an Instagram snap, which she shared with her 1.8 million followers last week.  In the snap, the 29-year-old could be seen wearing a pink bandeau top with contrasting turquoise bikini briefs as she looked up lovingly at her three-year-old son, Phyllon, and husband of four years, Sunnery James. Read the rest of this entry »

Models Take to Social Media to Remember Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta, the legendary fashion designer and icon, passed away on Monday at 82 after a long battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy of style and inspiration.  Remembered for his glamourous and tastefully extravagant designs, de la Renta was perhaps best-known for his timeless red carpet designs, the likes of which have been worn by everyone from presidential first ladies— he has dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy— to Hollywood starlets like Sarah Jessica Parker and Taylor Swift, and an endless number of supermodels.  His feminine aesthetic— borrowing sensuality from his Latin heritage and tempering it with a couture craftsmanship learned in Europe— as well as his easy, friendly demeanor, quickly made his a favorite among strong, elegant women everywhere, not to mention an icon of the American fashion scene.

In a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter and her husband, Eliza Reed Bolen and Alex Bolen, posted to the company’s website this morning, Bolen writes: ”While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much us. Oscar’s hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company. All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar’s example we know the way forward. We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much.”

As news spreads about the passing of the world-renowned designer, celebrities, colleagues, fans and models alike have all taken to their social media platforms to remember de la Renta’s exceptional career and the time they shared in his presence.  Karlie Kloss, who has not only led many of de la Renta’s shows, but also credits the designer with the success of her career, was among one of the first to pass along her condolences, writing: ”The world lost one of the most extraordinary people that I have ever met. Thank you for helping me become the woman I am today and for always inspiring me to be better. There simply is no one else like you.”

Meanwhile, Amber Valletta, Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls and many others have also offered up their own reflections, providing a touching tribute to true icon and friend.  Keep scrolling to see the models heart-felt tributes to de la Renta and be sure to check back for more as the world continues to mourn the loss of this amazing designer.

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Modelinia AM Reads: The Ultimate Model-Approved Guide to Fall’s Must-Have Boots

Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta tragically passed away on Monday at 82-years-old, leaving behind a legacy of style and inspiration.  De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and said he was “totally clean” just last year. The official cause of death is currently unknown. ~ WWD

The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since announcing that she is pregnant with her second child. Kate opted for (you guessed it) Alexander McQueen for the long-awaited occasion, wearing anew grey check coat dress and matching fascinator. No doubt a surprising look for the Duchess who is otherwise known as the ‘royal rewearer.’ ~ Grazia UK

Bella Hadid —the aspiring model and sister to Gigi Hadid — recently moved to New York from Malibu to attend Parsons and kick start her modeling career. In honor of her 18th birthday, she discusses favorite places to shop, her love for photography and what it’s like being friends with the Jenners. ~ Lucky Magazine

Taylor Swift really is the gift that keeps on giving.  Just days after releasing her second single, “Out of the Woods,” the country singer-turned-pop star is treating her fans to yet another track from her upcoming album, 1989, and this one is dedicated to her one true love: New York! ~ E! Online

Marion Cotillard is burning the midnight oil for Dior. In her latest Lady Dior campaign, the French actress is seen in the City of Light — posing at night on the Pont Alexandre III against a fusion of bright lights with three new versions of the iconic Lady Dior bag in hand. Tres chic!~ WWD

Fall is here and 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 the season’s must-have styles— from knee-high versions like those spotted on Poppy Delevingne, to pointy-toed stilettos like those on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Happy shopping! ~ Modelinia



What’s Trending: Gisele and Gigi Hadid Sport Limitless Lashes for Fall

Is there a modern makeup staple that’s cooler or more enduring that the lashes of the 1960s? If any lingering doubt surrounding the question existed, the fall 2014 runways surely put them to rest. Read the rest of this entry »

Model Twitpics of The Week!

We don’t know about you, but we have a serious case of the Mondays today, and it seems that the only cure is to check in to see what some of our favorite catwalkers were up to over the weekend!  It comes as no surprise that the girls were up to some pretty amazing things this weekend, from Alessandra Ambrosio soaking up the sun with a new swan friend, to Kendall Jenner spotting herself with sister Kim Kardashian in Vogue, to Behati Prinsloo meeting a man on a plane! To see what else some of your favorite models have been up to over the weekend, see our slideshow for today’s twitpics!

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Happy Birthday, Candice Swanepoel! Celebrate With a Look Back at Her 10 Greatest Looks of All-Time

The South African stunner is best known for traipsing down the Victoria’s Secret catwalks or appearing on the cover of our favorite fashion magazines; but let’s not forget, Candice Swanepoel also has some serious off-duty style.  As she celebrates her 26th birthday today, we  salute the Angel’s ability to turn everything from the red carpet to the city streets into her own personal runway. So join us as we celebrate Candice’s special day with a look back at her ten most impressive looks to date featured in the slideshow below.

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Cara Delevingne Has Reportedly Recorded Her Debut Single With Pharrell Williams!

He’s an international hit-maker; she’s an international supermodel, so it seems only fitting that Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne have gotten together – musically, that is.

This weekend it was reported that the multi-hyphenate model has secretly been working on her musical debut alongside Williams for the past eight months on what will be her formal introduction into the music biz.  And if the reports are to be believed, then it sounds like the pair could be gearing up for a major Beyonce-style moment!

“They’re going to release the song without warning, complete with video and global launch,” said a source close to the project [via Daily Mail]. “They seem to have formed a great little writing collective and apparently it’s a huge song.” Read the rest of this entry »