Party Pics: Karlie Fetes J.Crew, Jourdan Parties With Drake and More!

Temperatures on the East Coast may have dropped to a record low this week, but in terms of style, we’re reporting a high on all fronts!  On Wednesday night in New York, Karlie Kloss joined J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons and filmmaker Casey Neistat to celebrate the release of his new short video, Travel With Style—  an original video showcasing the new travel suit for J.Crew’s Ludlow collection.  Across town, runway favorite Daiane Conterato stood out in a colorful, mix-match floral ensemble at Barney’s dinner in honor of Dries Van Noten, while Inès de la Fressange played host to Leandra Medine and Hannah Bronfman at the launch of Roger Vivier’s Spring 2014 collection.  Across the pond, Jourdan Dunn was busy partying until the early morning hours at DSTRKT nightclub, where Drake held an exclusive after party following his performance at the O2 Arena that night.

On Thursday night, things proved equally as entertaining both on and off the red carpet.  At the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York, top models Dree Hemingway and Karen Elson joined Jude Law and Lena Dunham for the screening of “Dom Hemingway” presented by the Cinema Society and Links of London.  Meanwhile, at the Electric Room, Beach Bunny model Melissa Bolona was all smiles as she celebrated the launch of Barton Perreira‘s 2014 campaign including a special live performance by singer/songwriter Cari Rae.

Scroll through the slideshow below for a look at where the models have been out partying this week:

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Modelinia AM Reads: A Look Back at The Models’ Very First Tweets!

Make room on your DVR, because Diane von Furstenberg is coming to the small screen! The designer is set to launch a new reality show on E! and this one promises to be a must-see! ~ Vanity Fair

After Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue passed, the Hudson Yards mall may have finally found its anchor: Neiman Marcus!  The department store is said to be negotiating a deal with the project’s developers for its first NYC outpost. ~ New York Post

The house of Versace has had a monster year, experiencing double digit growth with profits raising 27.6 per cent during the past 12 months.  Could this be part of the Lady Gaga effect? ~ Grazia UK

Speaking of Gaga—  in addition to appearing on the cover of Porter magazine’s upcoming spring/summer 2014 issue, the pop star is inviting fans to share photos of themselves wearing some of her famous headgear using the magazine’s newly updated #IAMPORTER app. ~ Fashionista

Ahead of the New York premiere of “Noah,” actress Emma Watson took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse inside her makeup bag. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be surprised by what you find inside! ~ Twitter

In a promotional video for this year’s SCADstyle conference,Alexander Wang revealed the inspiration behind the pragmatic, pocket-heavy accessories in his fall collection. As it turns out, boots with lighter cases and bags with retractable key rings are intended to help you keep track of your stuff while drinking. ~ The Cut

Can you believe Twitter turns eight this month?  In honor of the milestone birthday, we’ve used the new to look back at the models’ very first tweets to see just how far they’ve come over the years. Check them out here: ~ Modelinia





A Spring ’14 Bag for Every Style Profile


With spring in full bloom, it’s time to not only start thinking about renewing your wardrobe and changing your hairstyle, but also switching up your handbag!  Now is the time to store those moody winter totes in the back of your closet and turn to the freshness of an updated carryall to match your spring style.  Whether you’re looking for a tote that aligns with your personality, or just happens to catch your eye, designers have gone the extra mile to bring you an extensive selection of model-approved handbags that promise to put a spring in your step! Fancy yourself a Modern Sophisticate like Karlie Kloss?  Try a structured animal print top-handle bag like this one by Tory Burch.  More of a Modern Boho like Alessandra Ambrosio?  Opt for a neutral cross-body bag for effortless carrying this festival season.  As for you Rule Breakers, take a note from ‘it-girl’ Cara Delevingne and sling a luxe printed backpack over your shoulder— this one by Jérôme Dreyfuss is the perfect mix of athletic streetwear and modern cool.   Finally, for those of you who fall under the category of Contemporary Chic, make Miranda Kerr‘s perfectly paired spring ensemble your inspiration and invest in a timeless black tote that can transition from winter to spring and back again.  Can’t afford a Birkin just yet?  Neither can we— luckily this version by H&M is not only sleek and stylish, but affordable too!

Happy shopping!

“The Face” Episode 4 Exclusive: Behind-The-Scenes of the Models’ First Commercial Shoot

Team Lydia’s Ray is back (again)!  This week, the modeltestant takes us behind-the-scenes of the models’ first commercial shoot where hilarity and drama ensue.  Get the scoop in Ray’s exclusive episode recap below:


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Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Orange Lipstick for Your Skin Tone


In case you missed it, orange is the lip color of spring 2014!  From glossy tangerines to bold blood orange, the spring/summer ’14 runways— specifically, Rag & Bone, DKNY and Prabal Gurung among others— were brimming with bright pops of citrus hues.  When it comes to choosing the right shade for your skin tone though, it can be hard to know where to start.  Don’t worry— we’ve created this simple grid to help you find the hue that works for you.  Find your shade and shop the products in the slideshow below to get a head start on this model-approved trend!

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Model Style Report: 3 Ways to Wear Florals Like a Model This Spring

As Miranda Priestly once said, there is nothing groundbreaking about florals for spring. Now, no offense to Ms. Priestly, but she clearly hasn’t been paying much attention to this season’s best-dressed models.  From delicate cherry blossoms to colorful hibiscus, feminine florals have quickly blossomed into a seasonal essential for the likes of Miranda Kerr, Gisele Bündchen and Alessandra Ambrosio, inspiring new ways to flourish this spring.

Always the perfect mix of modern femininity and timeless beauty, Miranda Kerr proved that spring is well on its way— even if the temperatures suggest otherwise this week— when she stepped out in the above Dolce & Gabbana floral dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps, a classic Hermes Birkin bag and a very chic fall 2014 Escada overcoat in New York on Wednesday. The effortless styling refreshed her cold-weather topper (because seriously, how sick of our winter clothes are you right now?) and still kept the look completely spring-appropriate. Gisele took a more casual approach to the trend earlier this month when she attended her daughter Vivian’s christening in a pair of cropped, floral print pants offset by a white tuxedo blazer and red  high-heeled sandals.

Meanwhile, Alessandra embraced her inner boho at the launch of Christian Louboutin’s Passage handbag collection at the Chateau Marmont hotel on Tuesday.  The Victoria’s Secret Angel, who looked stunning enough as it was in a plunging white Sally LaPointe romper and Louboutin pumps, topped off her stunning spring look with a bright, floral headpiece. Though a bit much for your weekly Sunday brunch date, a floral crown is sure to fit right in at Coachella next month, where of course, you’re likely to see Alessandra in all of her floral glory!

Modelinia AM Reads: Meet the New ‘It-Stylist’ Behind the Models’ Gorgeous Red Carpet Looks

The fashion world and blogosphere may have been surprised when Vogue put Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on its April cover, but as it turns out, they weren’t the only magazine in hot pursuit of a Kimye cover! ~ WWD

Pharrell is like the gift that just keeps on giving!  Just a few weeks after news broke of collaborations with Comme de Garcons  and Uniqlo, Adidas announced Thursday that it’s nabbed the “Happy” singer for a “long-term partnership,” set to launch this summer. ~ Grazia UK

Nicolas Ghesquière marked his red-carpet debut as artistic director of Louis Vuitton on Wednesday night, dressing actress Jennifer Connelly for the premiere of “Noah” at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC. ~ WWD

Joan Rivers claims to be a fan of Lena Dunham, but she had no qualms about attacking her sense of style— and in turn, her physique — during a recent interview with Howard Stern. Did she forget that Lena has a Vogue cover under her belt? ~ Fashionista

Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Zac Posen, London designer Henry Holland has teamed up with Magnum to create a one-off Sixties-inspired dress in celebration of the ice cream brand’s 25th birthday. ~ Vogue UK

Even fashion’s most stylish models are in need of a little sartorial help every now and again— that’s where Jennifer Mazur comes in!  The new ‘it-stylist’ behind Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel and Irina Shayk‘s gorgeous red carpet looks speaks exclusively to Modelinia about her pro styling tips, fashion do’s and don’ts and more! ~ Modelinia

Model-Approved Places to Eat, Play and Stay During Ultra Music Festival


Come Friday, Ultra Music Festival will take Miami for what intends to be its most massive iteration yet!  With three jam-packed days, eight stages, and more acts than you could ever hope to see, there will be no shortage of things to do and see around South Beach this weekend.  And yet, even the most die-hard EDM fans will need a break from the festival mayhem at some point in the weekend— that’s where we come in!  To help kick off the first big music festival of the season, we’ve done our homework and rounded up a list of the hottest places to eat, play and stay in Miami— all of which have been approved by the models.  See our guide to the best places to see and be seen in Miami this weekend after the jump!
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