Modelinia AM Reads: The Victoria’s Secret Models’ Guide to Perfect Beach Waves

On Monday evening, the CFDA and Swarovski held their annual nominee announcement ceremony for the CFDA Awards at the Weather Room at the Top of the Rock. This year’s big surprise came when CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg announced the honorary award recipients, including the media award, which for the first time will go to a company rather than an individual: Instagram.  See the full list of nominees here. ~ WWD

Kanye West is headed to Glastonbury! For the first time ever, the 37-year-old rapper will headline the annual music festival in England this coming June. The Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie had already been confirmed as Friday night’s headliners, while the main act for Sunday night has yet to be announced. ~E! Online

Last Friday, Rihanna was announced as the star of Dior’s next “Secret Garden” campaign, the first video and print ad a black woman has starred in for the house. The cultural importance surrounding the gig wasn’t lost the singer, who recently admitted in an interview with MTV News, ”it is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color. I think to be acknowledged by Dior is just, it means a lot as a woman to feel beautiful, to feel elegant and timeless.” And well deserved to put it mildly. ~ MTV News

Just a few weeks ago, #thedress and its crazy color scheme took the Internet by storm and divided friends and family. Now, another dress has captured our attention.  Enter the “Dyspnea Mutha Fluffa Feather Dress:” a pink mesh dress covered in a just few well-placed pom-poms that is currently selling on NastyGal for $583.  Honestly, we don’t know where to begin with this one. ~ Huffington Post

It’s an indisputable fact that nothing looks better or feels more like summer than tousled, sea-swept beach hair. Another indisputable fact: no one pulls off the look better than the Victoria’s Secret Angels. In anticipation of the Spring Break and summer fun to come, we asked four VS Swim stunners to share the secrets behind their perfect beach hair.  Here here for tips, tricks and product picks from Alessandra AmbrosioLily Aldridge and more! ~ Modelinia

Model Crush: The Top 10 Breakout Stars of Fall 2015

While we love a supermodel sighting just as much as the next model-fanatic, there are few things that excite us more during Fashion Month than the discovery of a model who’s just about to hit the big-time.  For many catwalkers, parading down the international runways are a surefire way to get noticed by the industry’s most prominent tastemakers, who let’s face it, hold their careers in the palms of their well-manicured hands. Designers like Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Miuccia Prada in particular, are known throughout the industry for their ability to turn fresh faces into overnight sensations, making the exclusive spots on their runways that much more covetable. Naturally, we kept our eyes glued to these spots (and others) throughout Fashion Month to get a leg up on the models that are bound to be gracing major campaigns and Vogue covers in the very near future. Now, on the heels of the fall ’15 season, we’re here to present our list of the top 10 breakout models of the season.  From the new Wang girls to the Prada darlings, scroll through the slideshow below for a look at the most talked about new faces.  Mark their names down now as they’re likely to be the year’s next supermodels-in-the-making!

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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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