Liu Wen and the Apple Watch Land on the Cover of Vogue China

We knew Liu Wen had something big in store for us when she posted a photo of herself wearing the Apple Watch at a Colette store event during Paris Fashion Week this month.  At the time, the model hinted that she might have worked with the tech device before, and now we know why.

Wrapped around the wrist of the Chinese supermodel, the Apple Watch is making its editorial debut on the cover of the November issue of Vogue China. Shot by Davis Sims and styled by Karl Templer, the supermodel is seen a multi-color striped Celine dress paired with her 38mm Apple Watch in 18-carat yellow gold— the same one she wore in her much buzzed-about Instagram post.
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Modelinia AM Reads: With 66 Runway Shows, THIS Was the Most Popular Model of the Spring ’15 Season

Rihanna was rumoured to be the next Bond Girl, but now it has been revealed that Lea Seydoux has been signed to star in the unnamed Bond 24 film.  The French actress is said to be starring as the next iconic femme fatale alongside cast members Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris. ~ Daily Mail 

It’s the Super Bowl Halftime Show of our “teenage dreams!”  On Thursday, the National Football League announced Katy Perry as the star performer of this year’s Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, after having reportedly beat out such rumored heavyweights as Rihanna and Coldplay. ~ Billboard

The Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for their fight against the suppression of children and for young peoples’ rights. At age 17, Malala is the youngest-ever recipient of the Peace Prize, and the 16th female winner. Congrats Malala! ~ Elle

Cosmopolitan is getting its very own TV show. Well, sort of. The glossy will be teaming up with writer Leslye Headland on a new sitcom that  ”centers on a failed political blogger who starts over in New York as the ‘sex’ editor for a women’s magazine.”  Will you be tuning in? ~ Refinery 29

The buzzy new shopping app Spring has already gotten some of the industry’s top designers on board to sell their goods on its social-driven platform, but now it’s partnered with its first celebrity on a shop: Beyonce! Starting on Thursday, you can purchase fashion-y branded merchandise from Queen Bey herself— there’s even a green sweatshirt that reads “Cake by the Pound” (that’s a “Yoncé” lyric reference, for the uninformed)! ~ Fashionista

Looks like Choupette’s modeling career is really taking off!  The fabulous cat , who recently launched her own Shu Uemura makeup collection, is now the star subject of the 2015 Opel Corsa’s calendar shot by her master, Karl Lagerfeld. ~ Telegraph

Last month we learned that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes welcomed a baby into this world. And today, after a drumroll that has lasted nearly four weeks we finally know the much-anticipated name of baby girl Gosling-Mendes. As expected, it’s utterly adorable! ~ Vanity Fair

Following the end of Fashion Month, we tasked ourselves to narrow down the top models of the spring/summer 2015 season— a list that is based on the sheer number of shows the model walked from start to finish.  See who took home this year’s top 5 spots here! ~ Modelinia

What’s Trending: Faux Beauty Embellishments

We’ve all heard the phrase “no pain, no gain,” but for spring 2015 it appears that the world’s top makeup artists are doing us fashion girls a solid by doing away with the pain and maximizing our beauty gain— that is, for those daring enough to follow their lead. Read the rest of this entry »

Style Profile: Shu Pei Qin’s Take on Fall’s Must-Have Pieces

From Kate Moss‘s signature rocker-meets-boho mix to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s love of Balmain, so-called “model-off-duty” style never ceases to be a source of inspiration for everyday dressing. Unlike many street-style stars whose painstakingly curated looks are often planned months in advance, models have the uncanny ability to capture the eye of photographers with an effortless pairing of wardrobe basics and straight-from-the runway pieces.  One such model whose sartorial prowess never fails to win our attention is Shu Pei Qin.

The Chinese supermodel better known for her runway appearances at Chanel, Michael Kors and Victoria’s Secret, has been touted on and off the runway, making her an off duty favorite of the fashion week season.  Her signature style is both clean and timeless, and one built on pairing bold statement accessories and elegant silhouettes.  Here, we catch up with the Maybelline beauty and street style icon to get her take on fall’s hottest trends and the items every woman should have in her closet.  See our exclusive interview with Shu Pei including a look at her best off-duty looks to date after the jump!

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Throwback Thursday: Miranda Kerr’s First Modeling Photos are Predictably Adorable!

As hard as our favorite supermodels work, there’s no denying the fact that part of what makes them so super is their incredible genetic selection.  Case and point: supermodel Miranda Kerr, whose recently resurfaced childhood photos are living proof that from the cradle to the covers, this Aussie babe has always been a natural-born stunner!

Today, we tip our hats to BuzzFeed for uncovering a series of old photos of the model from when she was first discovered—she won a modeling competition hosted by Dolly magazine that simultaneously skyrocketed her to modeling stardom— just in time for our weekly “Throwback Thursday” post.  At the time, Miranda told the magazine that that she was “totally excited” about the shoot, and described her mom as “my hero,” among other adorable teenage statements.  And yes, these snaps prove once and for all that some are just born with “it,” and Miranda is most definitely one of them.  Just look at that perfect smize!

See below for a selection of our favorite vintage photos of Miranda as a consummate ’90s teen queen—baby tees, spaghetti-strap tanks and all!

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Naomi Campbell to Fight Ebola With Fashion For Relief Runway Show

Naomi Campbell is ready to do her part for the Ebola crisis with the help of the fashion industry.  The supermodel’s Fashion For Relief foundation, which was founded back in 2005 to aid relief for Hurricane Katrina victims, will return this February with two fashion shows to help raise awareness and money for the fight against the life-threatening disease.  The organization’s efforts will kick off during New York Fashion Week and follow with a second show during London Fashion Week that same month.

Speaking to Page Six, Naomi, who has a home in Kenya and travels quite frequently, admitted that she’s “scared” about the outbreak and believes that “people don’t have a clear idea about what Ebola is.”

Naomi has previously created Fashion for Relief shows to benefit relief efforts in Haiti and Japan, with participants like Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn, Karolina Kurkova, Jane Fonda, and Beyonce, and supporters Diane von Furstenberg and Dolce & Gabbana.  While the show is still in its early planning stages, the supermodel revealed she has some big surprises in store for the charitable event, including a “surprise grand dame” and a possible Hollywood partnership.  More to come!

Modelinia AM Reads: Models and Their Favorite Post-Fashion Week Comfort Foods

Is Olivia Palermo set to launch a clothing line?  The fashion month staple and budding shoe designer stars in this week’s edition of The Edit, in which she admits she “would love to start my own fashion house.” ~ The Edit

Hudson Kroenig, Chanel’s tiniest runway star and the son of male model Brad Kroenig, has booked the latest Chanel Cruise campaign, his first for the brand. And oh my, is it cute! ~ Elle

You’ve done the Ice Bucket Challenge, now it’s time for the #WakeUpCall.  Sponsored by UNICEF, the new social media campaign is set to become the world’s next big fundraiser thanks to such early supporters as Naomi Campbell, Daisy Lowe and Tom Hiddleston. ~ Grazia UK

Diane Kruger has turned her hand to design for the first time this season, creating a handbag in collaboration with Jason Wu.  And, considering her impeccable sartorial prowess, it comes as no surprise to discover that the bag is utterly chic. ~ Harper’s Bazaar

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a major fashion blowout (the first of its kind) Wednesday night for an army of designers, industry insiders and publicists.  Needless to say, the fashion stars were out in full force for the FLOTUS. ~ WWD

Models, they’re just like us!  After a stressful fashion month we were excited to learn that the runway’s biggest stars will be joining us in some serious post-fashion week indulging.  From Big Macs to home-cooked Italian classics, here’s how the models like to treat themselves for a job well done. ~ Modelinia

Shop Her Style: How to Get Liu Wen’s Sleek Off-Duty Staples

Liu Wen isn’t just a bona fide supermodel and red carpet regular; she’s also a serious street-style star.  The Chinese stunner with the big friendly smile is a fan of the minimal, often shunning bold colors and over-the-top looks for clean monochrome ensembles anchored with great accessories. Throughout fashion week, she could be seen jetting between shows in polished flats paired with skinny jeans and a structured handbag or, our favorite, an oversized menswear blazer.  Her style is simple, effortless, and easily re-created with items that you may already own— not that that should stop you from shopping this season’s newest street style staples though.  Click through the slideshow below for some of our editor’s favorite Liu-inspired pieces that you’ll want to wear all season long.


See the full slideshow on modelinia.com