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

Channel Off-Duty-Model Style with Cara for DKNY

Off-duty style is a genre usually best interpreted by those pretty faces walking the runway – but this fall, DKNY is taking a stab at it. With the help of fashion’s favorite It girl Cara Delevingne, the label has created a 15-piece capsule collection full of varsity and leather jackets, sporty separates, and loud tees. It’s set to launch this October.

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Images via Fashion-Press.com

Spawned from an exchange of jumpsuit-related ideas, the line also (not-so-surprisingly) includes both hooded and mesh-detailed jumpsuit styles. According to the brand, the laid-back collaboration is “equal parts Cara’s individual quirk and DKNY’s urban edge.”

Part of that quirk is Cara’s humorous touch on the tees, with statements like “If you can read this, you’re too close” paired with a cross-eyed peek at her forehead. That said, I think it’s worth getting up close and personal with this collection (especially its outerwear).

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 12, 2014

Cara Delevingne Singing Karaoke? So Kawaii

The award for this week’s best dose of random can be confidently awarded to Cara Delevingne. With the help of her self-grooming brows, emojis fit for a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper, and the lyrical stylings of LL Cool J, the supermodel lip-synced “Control Myself” for a LOVE magazine feature titled “caraoke!

A play on the time-honored Japanese tradition of karaoke, the viral video features teleprompter-style text running across the screen as the pretty Brit performs with a green wig and colorful vinyl raincoat on a pile of wafer candy.

If you find yourself snoozing like Cara on the morning of her Vogue interview, look no further than this bubbly clip to wake you up.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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July 16, 2014

The New Beautiful: Model Brunette Moffy

Redefining what models look like? Brunette Moffy, the cross-eyed model who has an eye condition called strabismus. She’s signed with Storm Models (home to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne) and has already landed her first magazine cover gig for Pop magazine‘s Spring/Summer 2013 issue. Keep her on your radar – this greenish-grey-eyed newcomer is sure to be everywhere soon.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 19, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

We celebrate the clothes and the models. But now? It’s time we took a moment to appreciate the geniuses behind the lens.

1. She took the last professional photo of John Lennon. You better believe Annie Leibovitz is all rock ‘n’ roll.

2. The British Royal Family has repeatedly employed Mario Testino. Any questions?

3. Richard Avedon‘s subjects ranged from Marilyn Monroe to John Kerry. Now that’s a portfolio.

4. If it’s femininity at its finest, you know Ellen von Unwerth created it.

5. Imagine being able to put “I shot the first cover of American Vogue” on your resume. Peter Lindbergh can.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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November 5, 2013