Naomi Campbell’s Most-Memorable Moments on “Empire”

If you’re anything like us, or nearly 15 million other people in the world for that matter, nothing beats FOX’s record-breaking new show Empire. Soap opera-worthy drama and Timbaland-produced tracks aside, the Lee Daniels-created show offers something that no other television program can: jaw-dropping appearances by the one-and-only Naomi Campbell.  In her reoccurring role as breathy fashion designer/cougar Camilla Marks, the supermodel is every bit as self-assured and unapologetic as her real-life persona, all the while bringing a level of complexity to the character that’s left viewers unsure of what to make of Camilla and her relationship with Hakeem, the youngest son of Empire record label owner Lucious Lyon. (Is she after money or does she actually love the young him? We have so many questions!).

Though it’s still unclear if Camilla will return for season two, we’re sure we’re not the only ones who’ve been obsessively entertained by Naomi’s cameos these past few weeks.  As the show’s highly-anticipated two-hour season finale prepares to air tonight on FOX, we thought we’d take one final look back at Naomi’s five most-talked about moments on screen— from that steamy pool table scene to last week’s emotional showdown. Here’s to #TeamCamilla forever!

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Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson Heat Things Up at VS PINK’s Spring Break Bash

After a month of fashion week castings, fittings and international runway shows, Gigi Hadid was more than deserving of a break— not to mention a bit of a post-runway celebration.  Luckily for her, she got the best of both worlds when she joined her boyfriend Cody Simpson at the Victoria’s Secret PINK Spring Break Bash in Miami this weekend.

Joined by fellow PINK model Rachel Hilbert, the couple took over The Surfcomber in South Beach to host an epic party complete with hamster ball races in the pool, water balloon contests and a special live performance by Simpson himself. When they weren’t partying by the massive pool, the model and singer reportedly couldn’t keep their hands off of each other and were often photographed sneaking kisses on the sand.

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Model Twitpics of The Week!

If there’s one thing we know for sure here at Modelinia, it’s that the models never show any signs of slowing down! Fresh from the madness of Fashion Month, we know all we would want to do is hibernate and catch up on sleep – but not these catwalkers! From Karlie Kloss speaking at SXSW about Social Media at Fashion Week to Cara Delevingne getting musically inclined (with some Chanel encouragement) to Kendall Jenner showing off her idyllic California home, check out the slideshow below to see how some of your favorite models spent the weekend!


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Gisele Bundchen May be Retiring From Runway Next Month

It’s the end of an era! After nearly 20 years in the business, the world’s highest-paid supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, is reportedly stepping off the catwalk…for good!

According to a new report by Moda Estadão, the 34-year-old supermodel is retiring from the runway after a final walk in the Colcci show during São Paulo Fashion Week next month.  The Brazilian beauty has walked in numerous shows for the brand throughout her modeling career, including their most recent show this past November.

The former Victoria’s Secret model, who retired her Angel wings in 2007, isn’t calling it quits entirely though. As one of the world’s most sought-after faces, the super will allegedly still take part in campaigns and fashion spreads, which means we still have plenty of beautiful Bundchen moments to look forward to, despite her semi-retirement.

Still, in light of the recent news, we can’t help but feel a little nostalgic for the Brazilian super’s golden runway days. So, to quell our fashion blues, we’re taking at look back at Gisele’s biggest catwalk moments throughout her legendary career.  Scroll through the slideshow below and keep your fingers crossed that these rumors are indeed just that: rumors.

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Modelinia AM Reads: Anja Rubik Dishes on Her First Original Perfume and What It Means for ‘Girl Power’

Over the weekend, Elton John called out Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for comments they made in an interview with Italy’s Panorama magazine in which they claimed they “call children of chemistry ‘synthetic children.’ Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalogue… psychiatrists are not ready to confront the effects of this experimentation.” John, who has two sons with his husband David Furnish, responded by calling for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana, adding: “Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.” ~ The Cut

Cody Simpson’s latest single “New Problems” may have been inspired by his model girlfriend Gigi Hadid, but the singer has nothing but positive things to say about his on-again love. The Aussie singer, who performed at the Victoria’s Secret PINK Spring Break Bash (co-hosted by Gigi) in Miami this weekend, opened up about how the twosome keep their relationship strong even while they’re separated.   ”It’s give and take – you’ve got to have a certain trust”, he says. “You build something, and for us it’s been sustainable. [We're] very supportive of each other, she’s stoked for me and it’s mutual.” Our hearts melt! ~ People

When reports circulated last week that Taylor Swift had insured her legs for a staggering $40 million, we assumed that the insurance was in case of any onstage mishaps.  But little did we know that the biggest threat to her money-making stems may be coming from her home life.  More specifically, from her cat Meredith Grey, who got a little less cute this weekend when she attacked the singer’s leg.  Luckily, no permanent harm was done to Taylor’s legs, and it even led to the introduction of a new T-Swift approved accessory: the statement Band-Aid. ~ Grazia

Speaking of Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar gave us all — including the “Shake It Off” singer — a reason to wake up early this morning by dropping his To Pimp a Butterfly album a whole week early. Swift was one of the first to share her excitement over the album’s early release, tweeting: “Kendrick put his album out early. No one touch me.” Ditto, girl. ~ MTV

Major props to whoever did this magnificent Photoshop job. On Saturday, Ryan Reynolds tweeted an image of himself and his wife, Blake Lively, with their faces superimposed over Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ iconic denim outfits at the 2001 American Music Awards. Naturally, we’re obsessed. ~ Huffington Post 

In her decade as one of the world’s most in-demand models, Anja Rubik has been the face of quite a few fragrances — Chloé, Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Eleganza and Fan di Fendi to name a few. She’s the fragrance world’s dream —the perfect mix of high-fashion elegance and commercial sexy— and now, she’s looking to profit from her perfume prowess with the launch of her first fragrance, Original by Anja Rubik. In an exclusive interview, we sit down with the supermodel to discuss her earliest scent memories, the creation of her first perfume and the inspiring message of “girl power” behind it. ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of the Week!

Fashion Month has officially come to a close, but that doesn’t mean that some of our favorite catwalkers are planning on slowing down any time soon!  From Gigi Hadid sharing a backstage moment with model BFF Kendall Jenner to Cara Delevingne celebrating the big 10 (million followers on Instagram, that is…) Check out what everyone’s favorite girls were up to in today’s Model Twitpics of the Week!


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Cara Delevingne Celebrates 10 Million Followers “American Beauty” Style

Hitting 10 million followers on Instagram is no easy task, no matter how big a celebrity one may be.  So, when it finally came time for Cara Delevingne to celebrate the social media milestone she took the words of Parks & Recreation‘s Tom Haverford to heart by treating herself to a little pre-weekend pamper session.  The model-cum-actress kicked off the celebrations by first taking to Instagram to share a pic of her bed with “10 M” written across it in rose petals, which she followed with a photo of her soaking neck-deep in a tub filled with petals. “Roses are red and so is my bath,” captioned the Chanel model in a moment oddly reminiscent of Mena Suvari’s famous seduction scene in 1999′s “American Beauty.”

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Look of the Week: Poppy Delevingne Gets Seventies-Chic at Paris Fashion Week

If there’s one thing that fashion month provides, it’s plenty of opportunities to experiment with one’s wardrobe by updating classic silhouettes with touches of personal style. One individual that brightened up the monochromatic looks hitting the streets in Paris this week was one of our personal fashion favorites, Poppy Delevingne. The 28-year-old was spotted at the Chloe fall 2014 show on Sunday where she modeled a chic, Seventies-inspired Pre-Fall look consisting of flared, high-waisted navy trousers and a gingham print blouse.  The brand’s luxe Drew bag in soft turquoise leather ] only served to play up the look’s preppy-chic vibes, while her oversized cat-eye shades added a touch of modern flair.  Given the sheer volume of classic ’70s silhouettes making their way down the fall 2015 runways this month, it seems likely that this is just a glimpse of what is sure to be a major fashion trend to come. Take notes now and prepare to ditch skinnies come September.