Look of the Week: Lily Aldridge Smolders at Thakoon’s Anniversary Dinner

It won’t be long now until the first of this season’s holiday party invitations start flooding in, leaving us with the unfortunate task of sifting between a dozen or so outfits, none of of which will impress.  It’s a burden we know all too well, and one we plan to avoid this year thanks to Lily Aldridge and her flawless fall party ensemble!

Putting a fresh spin on modern boudoir dressing, the Victoria’s Secret Angel joined Barney’s New York in hosting Thakoon Panichgul’s tenth anniversary dinner on Wednesday in a flirty white pleated mini-dress and, the pièce de résistance, a silky burgundy robe coat from the designer’s spring 2015 collection— a piece that she later claimed reminded her of Hugh Hefner.  Paired with an artful pair of black peep-toe sandals, sleek strands and the most perfect fuchsia lipshade we’ve ever laid eyes on (CK One Pure Color Lipstick in Liplock and Kiss It to be exact), the supermodel looked sleek and sophisticated, and yes, just a wee bit sexy.

So ladies, take note: if you’re looking for a knockout party look this holiday season, make like Lily, and embrace your inner Hugh Hefner (you know what we mean).

Party Pics: Chrissy Teigen Lights Up the Night of Stars, Karlie Kloss Gets Ready for Halloween and More!

Last night, the Fashion Group International hosted its 31st annual Night of Stars Gala, drawing out a red carpet full of style stars. While the night’s highest honor, the Superstar Award went to industry great Diane von Furstenberg, our eyes were glued to the arrivals of our favorite models, whose knockout evening wear was deserving of its own award.

Fresh off of her Twitter hiatus, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit‘s Chrissy Teigen hit the carpet in a bright fuscia gown featuring a belted waist and plunging neckline, accompanied by a set of bombshell waves and a glossy wine-colored lip.  Not to be outdone, Victoria’s Secret model Hilary Rhoda opted for a curve-hugging strapless black gown featuring mesh side paneling, while presenter Karen Elson shined bright in a shimmery gold gown.

Meanwhile, in Paris, Victoria’s Secret stunners Karlie Kloss and Barbara Palvin got a jump start on Halloween at the launch of the new De Grisogono ‘Crazy Skull’ watch in Paris.  Karlie looked every bit the heavenly Angel stepping out in a slinky black gown that was split to the navel.  In addition to a stunning pair of diamond drop earrings, the leggy super also had the honor of modeling the diamond encrusted watch for photographers, which was personally fitted for her slender wrist by de Grisogono founder, Fawaz Gruosi.

Check out the slideshow below for more of this week’s best dressed models, including Lily Aldridge, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more!


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Modelinia AM Reads: 6 Model-Approved Fall Denim Styles Every Woman Should Own

As the fashion world continues to mourn the death of Oscar de la Renta, who passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer, those closest to the designer will be able to congregate to celebrate his life at a private funeral mass in New York City.  The ceremony will be held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola at Park Avenue and 84th Street, near De la Renta’s home in Manhattan. ~ WWD

Last night, Taylor Swift shut down Hollywood Boulevard to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Traffic was stopped, the crowd outside went wild, and for a few minutes, New Yorkers were totally jealous of their West Coast peers. Check out Taylor’s red hot performance here! ~ YouTube

After making her fashion debut this summer on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer has returned to the modeling world once again, this time starring in a not-so Audrey-inspired photoshoot for Yahoo Style. Get ready to meet the real Emma. ~ Yahoo Style

Think your Halloween costume is expensive?  You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen the Million Dollar Morphsuit!  The all-in-one bodysuit created by MorphCostumes, comes complete with about $70,000 diamonds and a price tag worthy of a Park Avenue  apartment! ~ Refinery29

Iggy Azalea is building up her modeling resume, fronting Forever 21’s 2014 holiday campaign. The Australian rapper poses alongside her boyfriend, Nick Young, who plays for the LA Lakers. ~ Fashion Gone Rouge

Is there anything that feels more autumnal than the perfect new pair of jeans? Here, we’ve rounded up 6 model-approved styles to help you make the most of your denim game this fall.  From Miranda Kerr’s distressed boyfriend jeans, to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Mick Jagger-esque skinnies, discover your new favorite jeans here. ~ Modelinia

5 Easy Ways to Layer Like a Model This Fall

One of the best parts about cold-weather dressing? It’s finally time to pile on the layers! In the perfect marriage of form and function, a well-layered outfit will not only serve to keep you from freezing, but also adds nuance and dimension to your look.  Of course, like any worthy style hack, layering is often easier said than done.  Add the wrong type of layers and you look more Michelin Man than model; add too many and you’re outfit turns chaotic rather than chic.  If there is one type of person that always manages to strike the perfect layered balance though, it’s the models.  Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that they are forever jetting from one foreign country to another; or maybe it’s just in their DNA.  Regardless, these women never fail to layer like pros, and today we’re drawing inspiration from the best of them.  Below, we pulled together some of our favorite model street style looks of the season to highlight four key ways you can make the most of your layers this fall.  Best of all, you probably already own most of these pieces, which means you won’t need to waste any time before testing out this nifty model-approved trend.  From Gisele Bündchen to Kendall Jenner, scroll through our style guide below to see how today’s top models are layering their favorite fall essentials.  Read the rest of this entry »

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin Take Over the NY Knicks Front Row

Yup, it’s that time of the year again!  Of course, we’re referring to the start of the NBA season, which if we’ve learned anything from seasons past, is something of the new fashion front row for supermodels and celebrities alike!

Having been entertained by Cara Delevingne’s courtside antics last year, it comes as little surprise that this year’s season is being kicked off by fashion’s latest crop of “It” girls: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin. The gorgeous trio was spotted sitting front and center at a pre-season game between the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday where they impressed in coordinating off-duty looks.  Kendall for one looked ready to hit the runway having slicked her  hair back to better showcase her fiery red lip and matching nails. Taking cues from her bestie, Gigi kept cozy in a black cable knit sweater, cropped skinny jeans and classic black booties, while newcomer Hailey opted for an edgier grey suede moto jacket worn with leather trousers and black over-the-knee heeled boots. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch: Natasha Poly, Joan Smalls and More Are Badass Athletes in Alexander Wang’s New Video

At the presentation of his new H&M collaboration in New York last week, Alexander Wang not only staged a full-on runway show, but he also displayed some serious athleticism, with parkour performers and acrobats putting pieces from the H&M line to the test. Now, the campaign film for the collection has arrived, and  lo and behold, it’s taking things one step further with the help of a few tough-as-nails supermodels.

Opening with the designer in a futuristic locker room, the fashion film sees campaign models Joan Smalls, Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly and Raquel Zimmermann perparing to embark on an adrenaline-inducing competition against both the elements and  each other.  Watch as a fearless Natasha Poly scales walls and somersaults through bricks, while Joan makes her way through a blizzard on a makeshift snowboard, Isabeli dodges a flurry of balls Matrix-style, and Raquel zips around on a motorbike.  Whoever said models can’t hang with athletes clearly hasn’t seen these badass beauties in action!

Watch the film below and get ready for the intense competition that is waiting in line for the the new Alexander Wang X H&M collection when it hits shelves on November !


Modelinia AM Reads: 30+ Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Your Favorite Models

Come November 6, it’s not only the hotly anticipated Alexander Wang collection that will launch in H&M stores worldwide but a book of coffee table proportions, too.  The Swedish retailer is feting its designer collaborations with a book chronicling 10 years of guest designers and collections entitled, “The First 10 Years.”  ~ Telegraph

Anchored by her recent appearance on Gogglebox, Kate Moss will be returning to the small screen for a BBC adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s book The Boy in the Dress. The supermodel will star alongside Jennifer Saunders and Meera Syal in the hour-long Christmas special about 12-year-old Dennis Sims, who tries to fool his classmates by wearing a dress to school after buying a fashion magazine.  A merry Christmas indeed! ~ Harper’s Bazaar

This proves it: Naomi Watts is ‘worth it!’ The 46-year-old actress has just been named L’Oreal Paris’ newest face, joining the likes of Penelope Cruz, Blake Lively and their newest model recruit, Karlie Kloss. ~ People

Ellen DeGeneres is working on a clothing line, featuring reasonably priced men’s and women’s clothes that reflect both her “classic, collegiate” style, and Portia’s feminine aesthetic.  But in a market saturated with celebrity clothing lines and lifestyle brands, will Ellen’s company thrive? ~ Vogue

Famous Playboy models of decades past (including Lily Aldridge‘s mom, Laura Aldridge) have gotten back into their lingerie to pose for a new photo shoot recounting their experiences and lifestyles post-modeling. My oh my, have things changed! ~ The Cut

Think you’ve seen all you can of the much-hyped Alexander Wang X H&M collection? Think again!  Racked recently got an exclusive sneak peek of the capsule collection in the retailer’s showroom.  Trust us, these pieces look even better up close! ~ Racked

Kate Hudson’s new hairdo has us tickled pink! The Hollywood starlet debuted her new rose gold hair color on Tuesday night at an event honoring her ”How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days” co-star, Matthew McConaughey.  Could this be the next dip-dye trend? ~ Grazia UK

With Halloween right around the corner (8 days to be exact), it’s time to get serious about what statement-making Halloween costume you’ll be making this year. 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— from the scary to the sexy and everything in-between! ~ Modelinia


Shop the Look: Cara Delevingne’s Polished Black and Navy Combo

You know the tired fashion myth: Under no conditions should black and navy blue ever be paired together.  Right? Wrong!

The once-unbreakable rule was shattered to pieces last night when Cara Delevingne braved the combo for none other than a paparazzi-ridden ‘My Burberry’ fragrance event in New York’s Meatpacking district.  The supermodel and recent BFA nominee made quite the scene stepping into a nearby Sephora store, where she impressed in a racy midnight blouse and tuxedo stripe leather trousers.  Elegant, yet fitting for a true Delevingne-style party, Cara toed the line between polished and punk—the kicker to the evening look being the coordinated shoes with a navy, satin trim. Now, that’s a combo!

Scroll though the slideshow below to get your own Cara-approved black and blue party look.

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