Modelinia AM Reads: 30 American Models You Need to Know

Well, that was quick! Not even 24-hours after Axelle Despiegelaere made headlines for scoring a L’Oreal contract after a photo of her from the World Cup went viral, the French cosmetics giant has decided to cut its ties with the Belgian football fan.  Apparently, she wasn’t ‘worth it.’ ~ The Independent

As if Rag & Bone didn’t already have the world’s attention with such famous faces as Kate Moss, Candice Swanepoel and Léa Seydoux fronting its campaigns, the label has gone and tapped Jerry Seinfeld of all people for its spring 2014 lookbook! ~ WWD

Beauty junkies, rejoice! Estee Lauder is stepping into the digital world with the launch of The Estee Edit, a new must-see editorial channel featuring interviews with influencers, as well as how-tos and original photo shoots. ~ Beauty Counter

The world’s most enviable kitty, none other than Karl Largerfeld’s Choupette, has been chosen to front the new Shu Uemura holiday campaign with her very own range, “Shupette.” We bet it’s just purrrr-fect! ~ WWD

Bring out the Champagne: Giorgio Armani turns 80 today!  Celebrate the legendary designer with a look back at some of his most impressive fashion moments to date. ~ Grazia

As predicted earlier this week, Burberry’s shareholders have voted against its chief executive and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey’s pay at the fashion label’s annual meeting.  This despite the fact that 99.32 percent of the board approved of the designer’s promotion earlier this year. ~ Vogue UK

We get it. The Fourth of July is over.  But if we’re being honest: we’ll never tire of scrolling through images of our favorite all-American models.  Here are 30 of the country’s most beautiful women for your viewing pleasure: ~ Modelinia

What the Models are Wearing at Couture: Day 3

The couture runway might be fashion’s most extravagant stage, but outside, there’s still some runway-ready fashion to be had among the industry’s leading catwalkers.  Thanks to our friends at Models Jam, we’ve got an exclusive first look at some of the week’s best-dressed models and the runway-ready looks they’re sporting this couture week.  Scroll through the photos below to get an up close look at what fashion’s top catwalkers are wearing on the streets of Paris this season:
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The Models Guide to Walking Your Dog in Style

Catwalk? Please, these days it’s all about the dog-walk!

Mundane task though it may be, dog walking has turned into an exercise of personal style for a number of today’s top models, who prove that their adorable pups aren’t the only fashionable accessories they keep at home. Shunning sweatpants and flip-flops in favor of flirty rompers, crop tops and Givenchy carryalls, these ladies have mastered the art of dressing for the ‘dog days of summer,’ in turn, giving us a lesson in off-duty style.  Below, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite model dog-walking outfits of the season, along the key pieces you need to get the look.  Whether you’re a dog-love, cat-lover, or simply looking for a new weekend ensemble, you’ll find everything you need for a stylish summer in the slideshow below:


See the full slideshow on modelinia.com

Last Night’s Model Filled Vogue Paris Foundation Gala

Last night marked the inaugural Vogue Paris Foundation gala, hosted at the Palais Galleria in support of the Musee de la Mode.  The gala showcased some of the museum’s recent acquisitions.  Before the dinner, guests including Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, Charlotte Casiraghi, Mario Testino, and Karlie Kloss enjoyed champagne in the museum’s courtyard while admiring the pieces by Balenciaga, Burberry, Celine, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Versace, and others that were on display.  And what’s a party in Paris without a few notable models in attendance?!  On hand for the evening were some of our favorite cat walkers such as: Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, Anja Rubik, Natasha Poly and Joan Smalls.  Check out the photos from this star studded night below:
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In Memory of the Late Eileen Ford

This morning, Modelinia was saddened to hear of the death of Ford Models’s Eileen Ford, who passed away at 92-years old after being hospitalized for a fall last week in New York City.  As the agency’s legendary co-founder— Ford opened the agency with her husband Jerry in 1946— Ford is credited with establishing the modern modeling business, and revolutionizing the world’s changing views of human beauty.  With her husband running the business side of the agency, Eileen took charge of the talent, and helped evolve modeling from a poor paying part-time gig into one of the world’s most glamorous occupations, in which attractive girls next door were transformed into multimillionaire celebrity supermodels. While she discovered a number of great talents during her time at Ford Models, Eileen is remembered most for launching the careers of such famous faces as Ali MacGraw, Jean Shrimpton, Lauren Hutton and Candice Bergen in the 1960′s, and Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Rachel Hunter in the ’80s.

In a statement made to People magazine, Katie Ford, Eileen’s daughter, wrote:

“Eileen loved Jerry and her family and her friends, as well as Le Cirque, football, ballet, bellini’s, Benny Goodman, “21”, books on history, the New York Post and The New York TimesSeinfeld, The Stork Club, her flower garden, The Ritz in Paris, champagne and caviar; great food and deli; Harry’s Bar in Venice, Frank & Ella, Aquavit, Quogue, Fairfield, Oldwick, the townhouse on 78th Street, beautiful models, photographers. fashion, Fred Astaire, and life in general,” she said.

“She was interested in everyone, and truly LOVED her husband of 64 years, Jerry, and her children, Jamie, Billy, Katie and Lacey, and her brothers Tom, Bill, and Bobby, and her grandchildren Tiger, Gerard, Jamie, Gered, Alessandra, Isabel, Will and Emma (and her adored five great grandchildren).”

Since her passing, a number of models have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Ford, among them Sports Illustrated Swimsuit icon Cheryl Tiegs, Beverly Johnson, and Erin O’Connor. “Eileen Ford you were like a grandmother to me not to mention mentor. I owe you my career. An indomitable force.RIP dear friend,” posted Erin.

Ford will forever be remembered for her contributions to the modeling industry, her championing of American models and forever changing the standard of beauty.

The Victoria’s Secret Models Pedal Pretty for Pelotonia

The Victoria’s Secret Angels found international fame walking the runway in the brand’s annual Fashion Show, but last night it was the models’ workout gear that had heads turning.  The heavenly crew including Angels, Lily AldridgeAlessandra AmbrosioElsa Hosk, Lais Ribeiro and Martha Hunt made a special trip to New York City’s West Village SoulCycle studio to host the 4th annual Supermodel Cycle benefiting Pelotonia—the annual grassroots bike tour that raises funds for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Center Hospital and Solove Research institute.

“I’m so excited to be here today to help raise money for Pelotonia, which is an amazing organization that raises money for cancer research,” said Martha ahead of the class.  “It’s great because Victoria’s Secret is committed to matching every dollar that we raise today so we are hoping to do a lot of good for this cause!  They’ve always raised over $450,000!”

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Modelinia AM Reads: 5 Ways to Wear Your Jean Jacket Like a Model

The 2014 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, naming favorites like “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men” and “Project Runway” among this year’s top contenders. See the full list here: ~ PopSugar

You may recall that like Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively is launching her own lifestyle website. But did you know that the site now has an official launch date and surprise, it’s really soon! ~ Page Six

Good new, L.A.M.B lovers: Gwen Stefani is returning to New York Fashion Week!  According to the singer, her absence was due to the fact that September fashion week coincides with her kids going back to school, which  she would prefer not to miss. ~ Elle

North West may only be a year old, but according to Kim Kardashian, she’s already following in her mother’s ‘fashionable footsteps.’ Namely, she prefers greys, creams, oatmeal colors and black, and occasionally, a pop of color in the form of Air Yeezys. ~ Lucky

Belgium may be out of the World Cup, but for a young Belgian supporter things are now just heating up.  Meet Axelle Despiegelaere, the 17-year old football fan who landed a L’Oreal campaign after a photo of her from the World Cup games went viral. ~ The Independent

Surprise!  People actually are spending more money on fewer goods. Recent reports suggest that quality is finally beating out quality when it comes to buying clothes and shoes. ~ Fashionista

After weeks of turmoil following the ouster of Chief Executive Dov Charney, American Apparel Inc. has struck a deal keeping the former CEO on as ‘a consultant’…for now anyways. ~ LA Times

In terms of all-American fashion, there’s nothing quite like the classic jean jacket. Here are 5 fresh ways to wear your favorite denim topper like Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr and more! ~ Modelinia

 

What the Models Are Wearing at Couture: Day 2

The couture runway might be fashion’s most extravagant stage, but outside, there’s still some runway-ready fashion to be had among the industry’s leading catwalkers.  Thanks to our friends at Models Jam, we’ve got an exclusive first look at some of the week’s best-dressed models and the runway-ready looks they’re sporting this couture week.  Scroll through the photos below to get an up close look at what fashion’s top catwalkers are wearing on the streets of Paris this season:
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