Happy Independence Day From All of Us at Modelinia!

Modelinia wishes you a Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy the sun, beach, pool, barbecues, and the long weekend! We’ll be back on Monday with more model news. Until then, kick back, relax and enjoy a few of our favorite summer beauty and fashion posts from the season thus far!

- Whether you’re planning a July 4th vacation or an equally as fun stay-cation, this summer style guide will have you looking your best from morning ’till night!

- If dressing in stars and stripes isn’t your thing, don’t worry, you can still get in on the festivities.  Behold, the one  model-approved beauty trend you need to embrace this Fourth of July, along with three ways to wear it!

- Bring on the tunes! Party like a patriot all weekend long with Modelinia’s exclusive ‘Summer Style’ playlist now streaming live on Songza!

- A Fourth of July bash calls for a new swimsuit! Whether you’re a Modern Boho or a Classic Sophisticate, we’ve rounded up the perfect teeny bikinis and chic one-piece suits to fit your personal style profile.

- Now that you’ve found your perfect swimsuit, allow Alessandra AmbrosioBehati Prinsloo, and Irina Shayk to share a few of their best-kept tips to posing in a bikini like a pro.

- Before you head out for your next summer getaway, be sure to pack one of these can’t miss summer beach-reads suggested by Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Jessica Hart and more.

- What’s the Fourth of July without a little barbecue and picnic action?  Impress your guests with model/chef Chrissy Teigen’s recipe for zesty chicken wings and the perfect mouth-watering burger.  Looking for more delicious recipes? Try Lonneke Engel’s healthy Thai-style lettuce wraps and grilled dessert treat, or Jessica Stam’s addicting kale chips!

- Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for your face shape is a lot easier said than done.  To help, we’ve rounded up four different face shapes on four gorgeous supermodels to give you one easy, straight-forward guide to finding the perfect pair of summer shades!

- Finally, what better way to celebrate our great country than showcase some of fashion’s favorite all-American models! From runway icons like Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford, to Karlie KlossErin Wasson and Gigi Hadid, here’s a full roundup of top models who were born and raised in the good ol’ USA!

Modelinia AM Reads: Last Minute Red, White and Blue Pieces for a Stylish Fourth of July Weekend

*Photo: Nina Agdal wearing OP American Flag monokini; courtesy of OP.

In the latest edition of The Edit Poppy Delevingne and Alexa Chung hit the road with a suitcase packed with white lace, fringed suede, chokers and denim cut-offs.  Think “Thelma and Louise” but way more stylish! ~ Net-a-Porter

As David and Victoria Beckham celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary, celebrate with a look back at the couple’s long and winding road to style icon status. ~ Telegraph

Bob Geldof is opening up about the death of his daughter Peaches for the first time, telling TV personality Lorraine Kelly that he is still coming to terms with her passing in a new interview. ~ Grazia UK

Get this: you can now buy underwear designed exclusively for your selfie needs.  Russian designer Tigran Avetisyan has designed an ‘Underwear Selfie Set’ exclusively for SHOWSTUDIO, which features the slogan “Us and Them’ printed backwards for mirror moment capturing ease. ~ Styleite

As if you weren’t excited enough about basking in the sun over this upcoming long Fourth of July weekend, honorary Valentino fashion house president Giancarlo Giammetti has posted an über-glam “Throwback Thursday” shot of Princess Diana, lounging on the Valentino-owned T.M. Blue One yacht in 1990, to get you in the mood. ~ Vanity Fair

In preparation of Independence Day and all of the associated parties, cookouts, and beach trips – we’ve rounded up some amazing red, white, and blue pieces to help you celebrate Fourth of July Weekend, and the rest of the summer, in style! ~ Modelinia



Born in the USA: A Tribute to Fashion’s All-American Beauties!

Now that Independence Day weekend is upon us, we figured what better way to celebrate our great country than showcase some of fashion’s favorite all-American models! From runway icons like Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford, to Karlie Kloss, Erin Wasson and Gigi Hadid, here’s a full roundup of top models who were born and raised in the good ol’ USA!

Make us proud ladies!


See the full slideshow on modelinia.com

5 Model-Approved Ways to Wear Your Favorite Denim Jacket


In terms of all-American fashion, there’s nothing quite like the classic jean jacket.  For decades, the relaxed wardrobe staple has reigned supreme, noted for its timeless appeal, affordable nature and perhaps most importantly, its ability to go with just about everything .  And yet, like most of the things handing in our closets, it doesn’t take long for us to fall into the trap of wearing it the exact same way each and every day.  Well no more! As of late, we’ve spotted a number of models sporting their favorite denim toppers in unique, stylish ways,consequentially opening us up to a world of denim-clad possibilities!  Below, we pulled together five of our favorite jean jacket looks as seen on some of fashion’s best-dressed models all for your sartorial inspiration.  Scroll through their looks below for your most stylish summer yet!

See the full slideshow on modelinia.com

Do Blondes Really Have More Fun? These Models Seem to Think So!

They once sported various shades of light, chestnut, and chocolate brown, but this summer, Edie Campbell, Karlie Kloss and Behati Prinsloo are lightening up with bright, sunny strands.  Not surprisingly, Karlie was the first to take the plunge (as tends to be the case in most hair related matters now), revealing her buttery, Taylor Swift-esque new ‘do via Instagram while in Peru last week. Not to be outdone, Edie Campbell had us doing a double-take on Tuesday when she attended the annual Serpentine Summer Party sporting a rich, honey shade — a stark comparison to her signature raven-hued shag. Now, here to solidify the color trend is Behati ‘bride-to-be ‘Prinsloo, who took to Instagram this morning to reveal her gorgeous blonde makeover.  ”I’m finding out if blondes have more fun; so far so good!” wrote the Namibian model alongside a snap of her significantly lighter locks.  So take note here ladies, if you’re looking to switch up your ‘do this summer blonde is clearly the way to go!


The New Guard: Balmain Enlists a Diverse Cast for its Fall 2014 Campaign

When you manage to score the one and only Rihanna as the face of your spring 2014, it’s going to be hard to top oneself the following season.  And yet, leave it to Olivier Rousteing to find a way to do just that!

Inspired by the safari theme of his fall collection, the Balmain creative director joined forces with super-stylist and art director Katie Grand and photographer Mario Sorrenti on the brand’s new fall 2014 campaign, which stars an impressive mix of diverse catwalking superstars: namely Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Binx Walton, Ysaunny Brito, Issa Lish and Kayla Scott.

Speaking to WWD, Rousteing said that his campaign was meant to show  “the beauty of different ethnicities” reflecting modern cities like Paris and his own position being “a black boy in a really important French house.”

Boundary-breaking and beautiful — we commend you, Rousteing!

For more of this season’s can’t-miss model campaigns, scroll through the slideshow below:

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Modelinia AM Reads: How a Supermodel Celebrates a Bachelorette Party

Happy (almost) Fourth of July!  Celebrate our nation’s birthday today with a look at 25 festive celebrities rocking the American flag like no other. ~ The Cut

Thinking about posting a photo from Michael Kors uber-glam Fall 2014 campaign to your feed today?  Think again!  The brand’s lawyers are coming down hard on copyright infringers this season, and that includes regular Joes like you! ~ The Fashion Law

According to The Notebook director, Nick Cassavetes, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams didn’t get along during filming. At one point, Gosling allegedly asked if McAdams’ role could be filled by another actress!  ~ VH1

LVMH is going to offer official degree programs in participation with schools so design hopefuls can now earn certificates in jewelry and dressmaking. You’ll also be able to apprentice with the LVMH brand and get paid too! ~ New York Times

Stella McCartney’s cruelty-free synthetic bags look like they are made of leather – so much so that the designer herself is having fun confusing customers who don’t know the difference.  But shhhh, don’t tell anyone! ~ Vogue UK

Vivienne Westwood created eco-friendly uniforms for Virgin Atlantic flight attendants using a polyester yarn made from used plastic bottles.  The women’s uniform includes a red fitted blazer and an asymmetric frill blouse, pencil skirt, red pumps and a red leather bag with diamond-shaped handles. ~ WWD

Preparing for a bachelorette party this summer?  Then put down the gag gifts and take notes from Behati Prinsloo and her supermodel crew — these ladies know how to party in style! ~ Modelinia

A Day in the Life of Candice Swanepoel for Free People

“You’d be surprised that ten years of milking cows actually prepared me for this, ” says Candice Swanepoel.  The Victoria’s Secret Angel has just arrived to the set of Free People‘s latest shoot— the first look at which is revealed in the label’s new short video entitled, “A Day in the Life of Candice Swanepoel.”  Shot by Duncan Winecoff and Guy Aroch, Candice playfully walks us through a day in her life as a top model, while drawing parallels to her upbringing as a dairy farmer, believe it or not.  The clever account offers a refreshing approach to the oft-swimsuit -clad South African model, who proves just how down-to-earth and fun-loving she really is while posing in everything from airy tomboy frocks to slouchy boots and menswear-inspired sweater jackets.  It’s a video that just goes to show, you never know where your past experience may lead you.

See “A Day in the Life of Candice Swanepoel” in the video above and keep scrolling for the full look at the brand’s new pre-fall collection!
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