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Spring is Officially Here! What You Need to Know About Fashion’s Addictive New Shopping App

 

Ever scroll through your Instagram feed and wish you could shop the products directly from your favorite brand snaps? Well, there’s now an app for that!

Welcome Spring, the app that’s bringing mobile shopping and social media to a head.  Backed by such fashion heavyweights as Bernard Arnault and Proenza Schouler’s CEO Shirley Cook, Spring is a mobile-only marketplace that allows users to shop directly from a community of brands all on one easy-to-use platform.  For the first time ever, consumers will be able to follow designers and brands and buy their favorite products directly from their feeds all with the swipe of a finger.  Founders David and Alan Tisch, Ara Katz, and Octavian Costache liken the experience to shopping Soho or Fifth Ave, except on a mobile device—   and it’s a pretty apt analogy if you ask us.  So far, 450 brands have signed on to work with the app and 150 will have up-and-running stores on it upon launch.  Among those opening today are Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, Jason Wu, Nicole Miller, Thakoon and Warby Parker, while Alexander Wang, Dannijo, Derek Lam, Marchesa, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, Suno and Vince will join soon.
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Modelinia AM Reads: We Tried The Models’s Favorite On-The-Go Diet; Here’s What You Need to Know

North West makes her modeling debut in CR Fashion Book‘s Fall 2014 issue. It’s the first solo fashion spread for the 1-year-old, who looks seriously adorable while posing in a tiny cardigan and Lorraine Schwartz diamond studs next to a Chanel purse. ~ CR Fashion Book

Back in May the news broke that Joseph Altuzarra is the latest designer to team up with Target for a bargain-tastic collection. Now we’re getting the first look at the entire collection— from the peasant blouses to orchid print blouses and snakeskin skirts! ~ The Cut

Olivia Palermo is about to make your feet VERY happy. The style maven’s full shoe collection for Italian label Aquazzura is here, along with the pair’s stunning new ad campaign! ~ Grazia UK

It might only be the beginning of August, but there’s already a trend emerging among the fall magazine covers: namely Gucci looks 37 and 38.  The two closing looks from the brand’s fall 2014 show have already appeared on not one, but three covers! ~ Fashionista

Taylor Swift made good on her preview of her character for Jimmy Fallon’s Ew! skit when she popped by the show Wednesday night.  Believe it or not, the glittery pop star makes one fabulous dork.  Watch the hilarious skit here. ~ PopSugar

For those of you who have had one too many hot fudge sundaes or frozen pina coladas these last few weeks listen up! We’ve found your detox solution and as always, this one comes courtesy of some of our favorite supermodels! ~ Modelinia

 

W Magazine Presents ‘Super Normal Super Models’

W magazine‘s September issue just keeps getting better!

After revealing a glamourous photo shoot starring Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and Iman, the glossy has given us model-fanatics something even greater to look forward to— a ’90s themed spread starring not one, but twelve top-ranked models!

Seriously, we’re fangirling hard here! Led by Kate Moss, the beautiful cast showcases modern supers Daria Werbowy, Mariacarla Boscono, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia de Brauw, Lara Stone, Suvi Koponen, Meghan Collison, Anna Ewers, Mica Arganaraz, and several shirtless male models, in a mix of understated pieces, focusing on the normal, unfussy charm of t-shirts, black leather skirts and Dr. Martens.  Surprisingly enough, the images come by way of photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who, though typically recognized for their super glossy style, stripped them down to showcase the normality of the clothes at hand.  Although, it’s hard to get “normal” when you’re dealing with a group of models who are anything but.

Head over to W magazine now to view the full model-filled spread.

Make the Most of Summer With the Models’ Favorite Warm Weather Activities

With the final weeks of summer quickly approaching, we’re looking to savor every last opportunity for fresh air and sunshine before fall comes to send chills down our spine.  Unsurprisingly, we’re not the only ones looking to maximize our summer fun. Coming by sea, sand and urban jungle, the models have been making the most of the warm weather with outdoor workouts that are every bit as fun as they are good for the body.  From badminton to beach volleyball, see how Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt and others are making the most of their summer workouts in the slideshow below:

 


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EXCLUSIVE: Cara Delevingne Celebrated Her 22nd Birthday With an All-Night Mermaid Party

If there’s one girl who knows how to throw a good party, it’s Cara Delevingne. It comes as no surprise then to hear that the model is living it up to the max for her 22nd birthday this week— the details of which we’re here to spill!

As previously revealed on Instagram, Cara returned to Ibiza on Monday where she joined a group of close friends including Suki Waterhouse, Clara Paget and Eli Mizrahi on board a luxurious mega-yacht.  ’I could not be happier!!!!! Ahhhhhh we are going to…… Wonderland! 22 here we come’ the model said along with a snap of her surrounded by birthday balloons.

On Tuesday night, Cara kicked off the real celebration with a private dinner attended by Suki, her older sister Poppy and a few friends.  According to our sources, Cara and co. moved the party up onto the top deck following dinner, where guests were treated to rotating DJs, floating mermaids, dancers and a giant chocolate “Cara” cake.  The party carried on until 9am the following morning, with Page Six claiming the birthday gaggle also took to the Cocoon party at Amnesia nightclub, where Cara was reportedly ”dirty dancing with a railing while wearing a backward hat and Converse shoes.” We wouldn’t expect anything less.

As Cara continues to fete her birthday in style this week, celebrate with an inside look at the birthday fun below!
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Modelinia AM Reads: Shop Jessica Hart’s Preppy Jet-Set Style

 

Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood’s most legendary leading ladies, died Tuesday at age 89. For those unfamiliar with the award-winning actress or her decades-spanning career, here is a quick crash course. ~ TIME

This New York Fashion Week Opening Ceremony will be replacing its traditional fashion show with a one-act play directed by Spike Jonze, who is also co-writing the script with Jonah Hill.  ~ WWD

ModCloth, the online retailer known for embracing a wide range of consumer body types, has just become the first fashion company to sign onto the Heroes Pledge for Advertisers—  a petition which demands that advertisers be transparent about their Photoshopping practices. ~ Fashionista

Sound the wedding bells— Pamella Roland is launching a bridal line! The designer just announced that she is designing her first collection of wedding dresses, and the 12 couture gowns are slated for a fall 2015 debut. ~ InStyle

In its September issue, New York Magazine digitally imposed fashion from 2014 onto stills from classic films, like “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “Bell du Jour” and “The Wizard of Oz.”   The results are down right stunning! ~ New York Magazine

Hot on the heels of her first Lollapalooza-inspired makeup collection for MAC, DJ Mia Moretti is once again partnering with the beauty retailer, this time launching a full line inspired by her whimsical style. ~ WWD

Finding that delicate balance between fashionable and comfortable isn’t always easy, but this week, Jessica Hart landed on the perfect mix this preppy-meets-downtown-cool look.   Shop the Aussie stunner’s chic vacation style here. ~ Modelinia

 

Surprise! Here’s the First Look at Cara Delevingne’s New DKNY Collection

As if ‘Cara Day’ couldn’t get any better here at Modelinia the birthday girl herself has gone ahead and gifted us with an extra special treat: a first look at her long-awaited DKNY collection!

After appearing in several of the brand’s ad campaigns, Cara makes her design debut today with the release of a 15-piece capsule collection, which you can now preview in the slideshow below.  The ‘mostly unisex’ pieces are all very sporty — you’ll find track pants with “Cara” emblazoned on the waistband, tank tops, bomber jackets and even onesies — with prices ranging from $70 (for the beanies) to $375 (for the leather jacket).  The collection will be available for purchase at DKNY’s Madison Avenue store, Bloomingdale’s 59th St. store, DKNY.com and Shopbop come October 15.

Being the super-talented, creative individual that she is, it comes as no surprise that Cara was heavily involved in the collaborative process right down to the press release, which she wrote.  In it, she describes how the collection grew out of her close working relationship with the brand.  She also makes the point that there are “no rules” for wearing the collection: “just opportunities.”

Get the full look at Cara’s new DKNY collection in the slideshow below:

 


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