Kendall Jenner Turns Wall Street Journal Columnist

She’s a social media powerhouse, a global brand ambassador for Estee Lauder, a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld and now, it appears Kendall Jenner can add Wall Street Journal columnist to her ever-growing resume (well, sort of).

The model-of-the-moment was chosen as one of six personalities who was asked to contribute her thoughts to the February issue of WSJ. Magazine.  In a reoccurring feature entitled, “The Columnists,” Kendall and this month’s contributors— who also include Tim Howard, Goldie Hawn, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Dr. Frederic Brandt, and Maira Kalman — were asked to wax poetic on this month’s topic of youth— a subject the 19-year-old model clearly knows all about.  Here’s what Kendall had to say:

“I feel like I grew up too fast a long time ago. Having older siblings, you grow up around adults, so you mature more quickly. I saw my sisters and parents working every day, so I was pretty much brought up to be a workaholic. But I just turned 19 a couple weeks ago, and I’m scared to be 20 — it’s the first step out of being a teenager. My sister Khloé always says to me and my younger sister, Kylie: You have your whole life to be an adult but only so long to be a kid. And we get it. In the right situations, I try to be as immature as I can sometimes — react to things as if I were 12. You can’t take things too seriously. I just laugh thinking about my dad being a teenager, partying. It’s the funniest thing. And it makes me think — what am I going to be like when I’m 65?”

Perhaps youth isn’t wasted on the young after all.  Or at the least, this burgeoning model.

Pick up your copy of WSJ. Magazine‘s February issue at newsstands on January 24.

Happy Birthday Kate Moss! Celebrate with Her Greatest Style Moments

She’s one of the most iconic supermodels of all time, the ultimate queen of cool, and everyone’s favorite party girl!  Of course, we’re talking about Kate Moss, who turns a fabulous 41-years-old today!

In a little over 25-years, Kate has gone from Croydon-born girl-next-door, to secure her status as the most enduring model of our time.  Over the course of two decades, she’s graced more than 300 magazine covers, has walked the runway for every major designer known to man, and has inspired countless fans with her enviable style and endless appeal.  And, in an industry not renowned for longevity, that fact that Kate’s star is still shining brightly at the age of 41, is something worth celebrating.

So, to honor the supermodel’s birthday, what better way to mark the occasion than by taking a look back at her most stylish moments to date!  From her early ’90s grunge days, to the minimalist pieces she wore throughout the Johnny Depp years, and her sometimes more extravagant red carpet looks, Kate’s insouciant cool has launched thousands of trends, making her this generation’s ultimate style icon.  Today, we celebrate the ‘Great Kate’ with the looks she made famous.  Scroll through the slideshow below as we pay tribute to one of fashion’s absolute finest!

 


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Modelinia AM Reads: Kate Moss Goes Unretouched for Vogue Italia, Looks Flawless

We all watched the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night to see who walked the red carpet and who took home the awards, but so many other hilarious things happened along the way. There were adorable couple moments, plenty of dancing and there was even an attempt at topping that Oscars selfie. Wondering what else you missed? Catch up on all of the must-see moments here! ~ PopSugar

Monograms: not just for his and her towels anymore!  At least, that’s the takeaway from Burberry’s latest earnings report.  According to a new survey, Christopher Bailey’s blanket ponchos from the fall 2014 collection were a smash hit, with 70 percent of shoppers who bought them opting to include the monogram. Of course, it probably didn’t hurt that Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all been seen cozying up in them. ~ The Cut

Good news for fans of Diane von Furstenberg’s House of DVF.  The iconic designer will film a second season of her hit reality show, which focused on her search for a Global Ambassador to represent her brand.  For its second season, the show fill follow season one winner Brittany Hampton who will be tasked with finding a new group of contestants, al while being challenged by Diane and the rest of the DVF team. ~ E! Online 

Sir Mick Jagger has donated a three-year scholarship program for students at London’s Central Saint Martins MA fashion course, in memory of his late partner L’Wren Scott.  The scholarship program will take place over three years, and will see one student a year offered their fees for the two-year course, as well as a contribution to their living expenses. ~ Grazia UK 

At 41 today, there’s no denying that Kate Moss is still every bit the supermodel.  That much at least was confirmed by her new feature in Vogue Italia, which features stripped down, unretouched photos of the British beauty shot by photographer Peter Lindbergh. In the photos, Kate appears stripped down in minimal hair and makeup, and looking surprisingly unself-conscious— even while lounging around topless.  And yet, even without the covering up of her few imperfections (however slight they may be), she still manages to blow us away. ~ Modelinia

Watch New York Fashion Week’s Top Models Transform Right Before Your Eyes – in Gif Form!

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Former model Elle Muliarchyk first began her foray into art and photography in between fashion shoots and runway shows.  Before selfies were part of the pop culture lexicon,  she would sneak into the dressing rooms of high-end fashion boutiques and take photos of herself decked out in the world’s finest garments.  She even went so far as to build elaborate sets with backdrops and props— all in less than 10 minutes.  Try doing that Kim K!

Since then, Muliarchyk has left the runway to embark on a career in art and photography, with her work being published in such top-notch publications as LOVE, Interview and The New York Times T Magazine.  Now, for her latest project, Muliarchyk is pushing the boundaries of fashion once again, this time teaming up with with art director Vita RaykhmanYahoo Style, and a few different hair and makeup crews to create quick-change transformations with some of the coolest models around (all represented by The Society Management). Did we mention she’s captured them all in gif-form?

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Shop the Look: Alessandra Ambrosio Inspires This Weekend’s Off-Duty Uniform

She’s spent the better part of the last few weeks frolicking on the beaches of Puerto Rico in in an endless stream of teeny bikinis. But on Thursday, Alessandra Ambrosio presented a very different fashion sensibility when she stepped out in her native Brentwood, California. Spotted having lunch with friends at the local Country Mart, Alessandra displayed her fondness of the West Coast’s inherent indie-rock style, stepping out in a pair of vintage Re/Dun boyfriend jeans paired with a classic benton sweater and Theodora and Callum’s Fight the Ladykiller Wearable Art Scarf.  To top it off, the Victoria’s Secret Angel kept things simple adding a pair of black leather Isabel Marant boots, a Fendi Peek-a-Boo bag, oversized shades and of course, a healthy green juice.  The outfit is crisp, polished and best of all, incredibly easy to copy.

Scroll through the slideshow below to shop Alessandra’s relaxed off-duty look!

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Cara Delevingne is the Gender-Bending Star of DKNY’s Spring 2015 Campaigns

Last week, DKNY released its first Intimates campaign featuring a scantily-clad Cara Delevingne rolling around in bed and using an old-school payphone.  Little did we know though, that the New York label had far more Cara action in store for us this week with the release of its spring/summer 2015 campaigns.  Yes, you read that correctly— that’s campaigns, plural.

In a gender-bending twist on fashion, Cara returns to the New York-based label this season to front both its women’s and men’s campaigns featuring a diverse cast of co-stars.  For her women’s gig, Cara joins fellow cool girls Binx Walton, Xiao Wen and Sam Rollinson under the Manhattan Bridge and at the Coleman State Skatepark in matching tight, slicked down brads and sporty and striped separates.  Shot by photog Gregory Harris, the campaign is best described as a melting pot of “modern classics, sport elements, and playful geometric styles for the always moving, multicultural, multitasking New Yorker.” A vibe perfectly incapsulated by Cara and co., no?

Meanwhile, for her menswear debut, Cara pulls a 180, trading in her skirts for an androgynous pantsuit and platform sneakers. (how very Cara). The dapper Brit joins fellow male models Ben Nordberg, Jackson Hale and Sang Woo Kim, proving that at the end of the day, she’s really just one of the boys.

Watch the behind-the-scenes video of Cara and her DKNY crew below!

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Modelinia AM Reads: An Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Swim Shoot

Just as the buzz from the Golden Globes settled down, we now have the nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards!  On Thursday morning, the nominees were announced revealing Birdman, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel as this year’s top contenders, along with more than a few snubs. ~ Refinery 29 

We’ve gotten used to seeing a LOT of Miley Cyrus.  Like, everything.  But just when we thought we’d seen it all, Miley has gone ahead and pull a Kim K on us— i.e. posing in a completely nude full frontal spread for V magazine. All we have to say is: thank goodness for the foam! ~ New York Daily News

In what may be the best Gucci takeover rumor yet, Page Six reports that Tom Ford is being considered for the head designer role. The article cites a very vague source as evidence, just saying that “his name has been mentioned” in talks.  Still, we’d do anything to make this rumor come true! ~ Page Six 

Stella McCartney has tapped Natalia Vodianova to front its latest spring campaign, marking the supermodel’s seventh time as the face of the house.  Shot in Ibiza by rookie photographer Harley Weir, the campaign features Vodianova shot seaside and close-up, posting with Falabella bags around her face. Because who doesn’t want to feel like they’re swimming in a see of “It” bags? ~ WWD

After showing in Tokyo, Brooklyn and Monaco last year, Christian Dior is once again taking its off-season shows on the road and this time, it’s headed for the stars— the Hollywood stars that is! WWD reports that Dior will host its upcoming 2016 cruise show in Los Angeles on May 9 at an undetermined location. A Jenner Lawrence and Charlize Theron sighting is almost all but guaranteed. ~ WWD

As part of the recent launch of its new Swim 2015 collection, Victoria’s Secret has spent the better part of the month treating fans to a plethora of very beachy, very tan, very sexy images of the Angels hard at work on the beaches of Hawaii.  There was the launch of the annual VS Swim catalog starring Behati Prinsloo, the debut of that sultry teaser video earlier this week, and now, just when you thought you’ve seen it all, we have the honor of revealing an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.  Prepare to swoon! ~ Modelinia

Go Behind-The-Scenes on Ale by Alessandra Ambrosio’s Latest Shoot!

Well if this isn’t motivation to get to the gym, we don’t know what is! Modelinia just got our hands on an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Alessandra Ambrosio’s swimwear shoot for her ále by Alessandra brand.  Shot by famed photographer Jerome Duran, the video shows a very playful, and VERY fit Alessandra playing on the beach and getting splashed by the occasional wave.

When asked about the collection, Ambrosio said “Being from Brazil I spend a lot of time by the beach wearing swimwear, so it was very natural for me to design a swimwear collection that everyone can enjoy.”  The ále by Alessandra collection, inspired by Alessandra’s “Brazil-Bohemia meets Malibu-Chic lifestyle,” includes 75 different styles in one piece and two-piece separates, ranging in price from $180 – $240, as well as cover-ups ranging in price from $120 – $300.  The line will be available at www.Alebyalessandra.com and in-store and online from Everything But Water.

So, if you’re in need of that extra push of motivation to get to the gym, check out the video below and join us in praying that we look HALF as good as Alessandra does!