Modelinia AM Reads: The First Look at Next Year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Kimye won’t like this! Looks like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Vogue cover won’t outsell Beyonce or Michelle Obama after all! ~ CocoPerez

Bride-to-be Olivia Palermo reveals the one dress you won’t see her wearing on her big day— although, she admits she may end up wearing two! ~ Vogue UK

MAC Cosmetics plans to release a limited-edition collection in September that’s inspired by everyone’s favorite cartoon mom, Marge Simpson.  We’re thinking royal blue and marigold yellow color palettes are in the works. ~ WWD

It’s the second coming— of Alexa Chung’s Eyeko collaboration that is.  And this time, she’s trading in her ’60s-inspired cat-eye look for something a bit softer. Gasp! ~ Lucky

Alicia Keys has been tapped by Givenchy Parfums to become its brand new face of fragrance, joining Liv Tyler and Amanda Seyfried in the brand’s beautiful hall of fame. ~ Telegraph

Warning: an Instagram frenzy is headed your way!  Estée Lauder and Bumble and Bumble are planning their first takeover of each other’s Instagram feeds, featuring exclusive hair and beauty content that will appear on both feeds from May 12 to May 16. ~ WWD

A printer that makes eyeshadow?  Yup— the future is here! ~ TechCrunch 

Can’t wait until next year to get your hands on another Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue? You’re in luck!  Editor MJ Day is sharing the first look via her model-filled Instagram and let us just say, things are looking good! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week: Met Ball Edition

Joan Smalls, Christy Turlington, Lily Aldridge, Ming Xi and more pulled out all the fashion stops at this year’s Met Ball. Check out all the fun pre and post Met Ball in this week’s TwitPics!


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After the Show It’s the After Party!

As the biggest fashion event of the year came to a close late Monday night, the ball gown and diamond-clad models snuck out for one last outfit change (most did anyway) before hitting the night’s star-studded after parties, where the real fun began.  At the Top of the Standard Beyonce and Jay Z held court over a room filled with supermodels, designers, and countless Hollywood stars.  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley changed into a zebra-print beaded Balmain look before making her entrance on the arm of Olivier Rousteing.  Fellow model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse also embraced the opportunity to dress down, switching out her stunning extravagant Burberry gown for a color-blocked wrap dress and one major accessory— the handsome Bradley Cooper.  Similarly, Kate Upton took time out of her heavily ruffled Dolce & Gabbana dress to party in a ’60s style caped white lace mini dress and jeweled heels.

Meanwhile at Up & Down Rihanna hosted to her own post-gala shindig, featuring Chrissy Teigen, Shanina Shaik, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart, Riley Keough, Rita Ora and  more.  After turning heads on the red carpet in her non-ball gown Stella McCartney look, Cara kept right on her crop top trend, this time pairing it with a black leather jacket and black Frame Denim Le Color Rip jeans.   Jourdan Dunn, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Ming Xi were also on hand for what was no doubt a raucous end to a very fashionable evening, and were seen having fun in a photo booth with the likes of Ireland Baldwin and Kylie Jenner.

For more of last night’s model party pics, check out the slideshow below:


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Beauty Breakdown: The Top 10 Beauty Looks at the 2014 Met Gala

Tulle skirts and evening gloves aside, last night’s Met Gala was as much about gorgeous beauty looks as it was ball gowns, and trust us when we say that it was the models who led the way!  With the glamour stakes wavering at an all time high, the models made sure to pull out at all of the stops, channeling mid-century opulence in everything from their bold lips, to their chic chignons and smooth, pressed waves.  In other words, true beauty at its finest.  From Suki Waterhouse‘s romantic berry-stained lips, to Dree Hemingway’s Grace Kelly-inspired curls and Adriana Lima‘s barely-there makeup, we’ve rounded up the best of last night’s mdoel beauty looks, including tips on how you can score a few of the looks at home.  Keep scrolling to see the full lineup!
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Battle of the Ball Gowns: Best Dressed at the 2014 Met Gala

With a strict ‘white tie and decorations’ dress code that caused grumbles throughout the fashion community for weeks, the red carpet at last night’s annual Met Gala was serious business. We’re talking major princess-worthy ball gowns, men in coat tails, and evening gloves galore! But who was among the best-dressed?  Let’s break it down.

Best Ball Gowns: First there was Karolina Kurkova, who stunned in an elaborate hand-painted Marchesa couture gown and over 60 karats of Harry Winston diamonds.  Not to be outdone, Liu Wen and Karen Elson proved their knack for formal dressing in larger than life Zac Posen gowns.  Meanwhile, Suki Waterhouse proved to be one of the most talked about women on the carpet, donning an insanely beautiful blush pink tiered Burberry evening dress.  In an ode to Cinderella, Toni Garrn looked elegant in a structured blue dress by Topshop, as did Maybelline’s newest face Jourdan Dunn, who opted for a form-fitting bright yellow design by the high street brand.  Finally, major props must be given to Karlie Kloss, who did retro brocade like nobody’s business in her stunning Oscar de la Renta strapless gown.

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Modelinia AM Reads: A Breakdown of Kate Moss’ Most Iconic Style Moments

Charles James may be making a fashion comeback beyond the Met Gala!  The British-American couturier’s family is said to be in talks with mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, who is looking to breath new life into the glamourous brand with the help of his wife, designer Georgia Chapman. ~ Page Six

Seventeen years after her mother Jerry Hall first assumed the position, Georgia May Jagger is set to become the new face of Thierry Mugler’s new Angel fragrance.  She also looked ah-maze-ing in the brand’s sexy black column dress at last night’s Met Gala! ~ WWD

RIP @badgalriri! Looks like Instagram made good on its threat to shut down Rihanna’s account after the singer posted several editorial photos of herself topless.  But really Instagram, did you have to do it right before the Met Gala? ~ E! Online

If the latest rumors are to be believed, then Kim Kardashian may have already asked Victoria Beckham to design her wedding dress, and the designer may have said no. Yikes! ~ Perez Hilton

This proves it— Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift are the best friends we’ve always wanted!  After their road trip along the coast of California, the two statuesque beauties shared some Instagram snaps of themselves prepping for Monday night’s Met Gala. ~ Instagram

You know who wasn’t at the Met Gala? Madonna. Apparently because she wanted to wear a nipple-baring outfit that Anna Wintour didn’t approve of. ~ Us Weekly

Shopping Kate Moss‘ signature supermodel style has never been easier, as we break down her most iconic looks in one easy-to-use shopping guide! ~ Modelinia

 

The Complete Guide to the Models’ Red Carpet Looks at the 2014 Met Gala

Met Gala is always an ultra-glamourous affair, but this year’s theme— white tie and decorations in honor of the technologically advanced couturier Charles James— all but guaranteed a red carpet spectacular to the highest degree.  Karolina Kurkova, Liu Wen, Arizona Muse, Karlie Kloss and Suki Waterhouse stunned in some of the most elaborate ball gowns we’ve ever seen, while others, including Gisele Bündchen, Georgia May Jagger, Chanel Iman and Adriana Lima opted for sleek and sexy floor-length gowns. That’s not to say there weren’t a few surprises on the carpet.  Cara Delevingne showed little regard for the expected ball gown look, opting for a modern black cut-out Stella McCartney crop top and white skinny trousers instead.  Similarly, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dared to bare her legs in a leopard-print Balmain mini dress, while Joan Smalls accentuated her flawless Vera Wang gown with a bright purple lip (courtesy of Estee Lauder).

Scroll through the slideshow below for the complete look at tonight’s Met Gala model moments and what they wore.  Who do you think was best dressed?


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Insta-Manis: 12 Must-Try Model Manis

Models love a good manicure, and thankfully, they aren’t afraid to show off their nails on everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app, Instagram.  From Alessandra Ambrosio‘s Coachella-print nail art, to Izabel Goulart‘s glitter bomb style, there’s no shortage of model manis to gush over this season.  Nail art lover or not, you’re sure to find a look that suits your style in our roundup of this season’s 12 best Insta-manis as seen on some of our favorite catwalkers.  Scroll through the slideshow below to see all of the gorgeous Insta-mani looks:

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