Candice Swanepoel on Preparing for the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

With Thanksgiving, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the holiday season all lying just around the corner, anticipation is running high around the Modelinia office and we’re not alone in our excitement.  On Tuesday morning, Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel descended upon the retailer’s Herald Square store in New York City where she had the honor of unveiling this year’s multi-million dollar Dream Angels Fantasy Bras along with its latest holiday designer collection.  Surrounded by a plethora of sparkly, lacy, frilly bras and panties in hues of red, lavender and black, Candice, looking very sexy and chic in a high-slit asymmetrical skirt and black turtleneck, shared her gift picks of the season while chatting with us about the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  Get the scoop on how the South African stunner is gearing up for this year’s runway including her pre-show workout routine, must-have London travel essentials and more! Read the rest of this entry »

BREAKING: Nicole Trunfio is Engaged…And Pregnant!

A double dose of congratulations are in order for Nicole Trunfio!  The Australian model and fine jewelry designer confirmed to Who Magazine on Wednesday morning that she is both engaged and expecting her first child with American blues musician Gary Clark Jr. The supermodel showed off her baby bump in an exclusive photo shoot with the Australian glossy, in which she says she’s never been happier since she and her partner of almost three years learned they were going to be parents.

“I feel really great,” Nicole tells Who. “I’m 28 1/2 weeks – my entire pregnancy has been good, I’ve been blessed. I was saying to Gary, we might have a gang of children because I feel so happy.”

Now, not only is there a baby on the way, but the model also has a wedding to plan. Clark Jr, 30, reportedly popped the question during a quiet moment at their home in Austin, Texas a few months ago. We for one couldn’t be happier for Nicole and Gary, and wish the lovely couple all the best during this joyous time!

Topshop Lands at 5th Avenue With Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell and More

A surprisingly chic crowd passed through New York’s Grand Central Terminal last night, where Topshop went above and beyond to transform the commuter station into a grand dinning room worthy of some of the world’s most famous supermodels and Hollywood A-listers. The occasion? The high-street retailer was celebrating the opening of its new 5th avenue store and unsurprisingly, a number of the brand’s biggest stars were in attendance.

For starters, there was its latest star collaborator, Beyonce, who arrived to Vanderbilt Hall on the arm of Topshop’s Sir Phillip Green just one week after announcing the launch of her own sportswear line for the brand. And as expected, there was no shortage of models making the rounds as Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Hailey Baldwin and Poppy and Cara Delevingne (a.k.a the first ever solo face of the British retailer) could all be seen making the rounds in their Topshop ensembles.

Inside the party, guests were treated to a special performance by Green’s good friend Lionel Richie and British sensation Jesse J who gave a beautiful rendition of “Empire State of Mind” (of course). Scroll through the slideshow below for the full look at last night’s Topshop model crew!

 


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Modelinia AM Reads: How Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel are Getting Fit for the VS Fashion Show

Biel’s having a baby!  Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are reportedly expecting their first child, with multiple sources confirming the news to Us Weekly. Fingers crossed that Justin celebrates with the release of a new song dedicated to the little bundle of joy!~   Us Weekly.

South African rave-rap collective Die Antwoord is known for its over-the-top, bizarre and fashion-filled music videos. So it comes as little surprise that its latest music video for the song “Ugly Boy” features a strange mix of celebs including Marilyn Manson, Jack Black and fashion’s own self-proclaimed weirdo, Cara Delevingne. ~ YouTube

Once again, Style.com raked in the page views during this past fashion month. Now, the popular fashion site is counting down a list of its most-viewed shows for the latest edition of its bi-annual print magazine.  See who top the fashion charts here! ~ Style.com 

Transgender model Lea T has appeared in ad campaigns for Givenchy and posed for the likes of Vogue Paris, LOVE and Interview magazine among others.  Now, in her most groundbreaking campaign yet she’s reportedly signed on to be the a brand muse for global haircare brand Redken! ~ Fashionista

After being appointed creative director of Maison Martin Margiela earlier this month, John Galliano is back in the news once again, this time for losing  his unfair dismissal lawsuit against his two former employers: Christian Dior SA and John Galliano SA. Galliano now owes each winning party one symbolic euro (approximately $1.26) each because of the ruling. ~ Vogue UK 

It’s that time of year again when the already toned Victoria’s Secret Angels begin to fine tune their flawless physiques in preparation for the brand’s highly-anticipated fashion show.  And, just like the previous two years, they have released a series of workout videos—  this time featuring Adriana LimaAlessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel—  revealing their fitness secrets because let’s face it, who doesn’t want to get model-fit? ~ Modelinia

UPDATE: These are the Models Confirmed to Walk in the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (So Far)

With the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show now just a month away, we have only one question on our minds: who will walk the runway this season?  While there have been countless rumors swirling the blogosphere as of late, we now know of at least a few gorgeous models making the trip across the pond next month!

According to an influx of Instagram posts yesterday, Shanina Shaik, Josephine Skriver, Devon WindsorEniko MihalikElsa Hosk , and Kelly Gale are all set to join Angels Adriana LimaAlessandra Ambrosio,  Lily AldridgeCandice SwanepoelLindsay EllingsonKarlie KlossDoutzen Kroes and Behati Prinslo at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, thus causing widespread excitement throughout our office this afternoon.

As for who else is in the cards, all potential Angels need to go through the standard casting process, even if they’ve previously walked in the show before.  Still, we wouldn’t be surprised to see such VS regulars as Lily DonaldsonJessica HartMaryna Linchuk and Izabel Goulart in the mix, not to mention the UK’s reigning ‘girls-of-the-moment,’ Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

Check our the models latest Instagram posts below, and stay tuned for more information regarding models walking in the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airing December 9th, exclusively on CBS! Read the rest of this entry »

The 20 Best Model Magazine Covers of November 2014

 

All month long, we’ve been hailing the return of models on magazine covers, posting their hard-won glossy efforts on Twitter, Instagram and of course, right here on the blog.  Now, with November officially in full swing and the first of the December covers already starting to trickle in, it’s time to look back at the 20 covers that had us repeatedly rushing to the newsstand nearest us.

Among our favorites this month was the bedazzled warrior-inspired portrait of Adriana Lima for Paris Vogue and W magazine‘s jaw-dropping group shot featuring Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Raquel Zimmermann and a topless Kate Moss; both of which were captured by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Not to be outdone, Alessandra Ambrosio can be seen stripping down to nothing but a skinny tie for the cover of Lui magazine, while Gisele Bündchen smolders in a teeny yellow bikini for Elle Brazil. But that’s not all — Liu Wen, Miranda Kerr, Joan Smalls and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley all make appearances in this month’s cover roundup, making the cover roundup below a definite must-see!

 


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The Best Dressed Models at the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

On Monday night, the crème de la crème of the fashion industry was on hand to celebrate the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards where shoe designer (surprise!) Paul Andrew was awarded the top honor.  With top-notch designers like Joseph Altuzarra, Zac Posen, and keynote speaker Stella McCartney in attendance, it comes as little surprise that the outpour of models at Spring Studios last night was not only substantial, but also a treat to the senses.  From Victoria’s Secret Angels Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio, to runway regulars like Joan SmallsLiu Wen, and Constance Jablonski, scroll through the slideshow below for a full look at who wore what to last night’s fashion fest!

 


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Modelinia AM Reads: Is Matching Your Lipstick to Your Outfit Cool Again?

After months of anticipation, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund crowned its latest winner on Monday night at Spring Studios in New York City. And in a somewhat surprising turn of event, the award did not go to a ready-to-wear brand. Instead, the top honor was bestowed upon independent shoe designer Paul Andrew. Congratulations! ~ WWD

No, you’re not imagining things – Kate Middleton has update her look recently and it’s all thanks to her new stylist, 27-year-old Natasha Archer. The Duchess reportedly wants to take more risks and push more boundaries with her sartorial choices. We approve of this new Kate! ~ Harper’s Bazaar

It should come as no surprise that Kendall Jenner’s birthday celebration was a star-studded affair, but in case you needed the proof, here it is: The 19-year-old model was treated to a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” performed by none other than Cara Delevingne and Selena Gomez! Watch the video here. ~ Instagram

Romeo Beckham became a campaign star when Burberry snapped him up for its Spring/Summer 2013 campaign co-starring models Cara Delevingne and Edie Campball.  Now mini-Becks is back in his dapper trench for the Brit brand’s Christmas celebrations, starring in a festive holiday video that takes him ‘on a journey of romance and festive enchantment through the streets of London.’ ~ Grazia UK

Congratulations are in order for model-turned-actress Marisa Miller.  The former Victoria’s Secret Angel and her producer husband Griffin Guess are expecting their second child in late spring.  “Being a mother has been the biggest blessing in my life. To get to experience it all over again is really exciting,” says Marisa. ~ People

Karlie Kloss, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors and Valentino Garavani were just a few of the fashion heavyweights who paid their respects to the late Oscar de la Renta in New York on Monday.  The legendary designer was laid to rest in a private memorial ceremony held at St. Ignatius Loyola Church. ~ WWD 

At it’s worst, it’s been called tacky; at it’s best a safe choice.   But for a growing number of today’s top models, it appears that matching your lipstick to your outfit may be a faux-pas of the past! See how Chanel Iman, Lily Aldridge and others are bringing back the age old trend with style this season. ~ Modelinia