The Instagirls: Vogue Swaps Celebs for Models

Ah, September: the biggest month of the year as far as fashion and our favorite glossies go. We expect magazines to pull out all the stops in these mega issues, and this year they certainly don’t disappoint. Today, Vogue confirmed that its September cover boasts not one, but three of-the-moment models. The interior spread expands to show six more, for a total count of nine dazzling women.

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Image via Vogue.com

Not only were these cover girls chosen for their prowess in front of the lens, but Vogue also dubs them “the Instagirls,” a generation of social media–savvy models rapidly building their own personal brands. From left to right, you see Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, and Karlie Kloss (all on the cover itself), followed by Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, and Andreea Diaconu.

The sunny spread, filled with striking fall textiles, was shot by famed photographer Mario Testino. If this layout looks familiar, it might be because ten years ago the magazine also featured nine supermodels (including Gisele Bündchen and Daria Werbowy) on its September issue cover, photographed by Steven Meisel.

With major titles (Vogue and W included) hinting at a new class of top models, I suspect that Karlie and Cara are reaching the level of 90s-era Cindy and Kate. Except now they’re not just household names – their fandom extends throughout the Internet, too.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 18, 2014

Model Unit: See Inside Karlie Kloss’s NYC Townhouse

When it comes to the places models call home, visions of cramped, dingy Manhattan apartments often come to mind. But for 21-year-old supermodel Karlie Kloss, those days are long gone. The St. Louis–born stunner recently welcomed The Coveteur and Vogue inside her Nate Berkus–designed West Village townhouse, and well, it is just as chic as you’d expect the home of the world’s top model to be.

Inside Karlie Kloss's Home

Image via The Coveteur

Berkus told Vogue he wanted to design a space that reflected Kloss’s personal style, as well as her age. The resulting aesthetic includes a mix of high- and low-end products, much like Kloss’s own wardrobe. Among my favorite features are the entryway’s basketweave-patterned marble floor, playful wallpaper, and lots of gold-accented, glass-topped furniture. One of the more unexpected features of Kloss’s hideaway? A “football-watching room” where the catwalk queen logs hours watching the Rams play – a nod to the city she first called home.

Head over to Vogue and The Coveteur for interviews with Berkus and Kloss and to see more photos.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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June 18, 2014