Friday, September 23, 2016

How To Wear Yellow – Next Season’s Hottest Colour

If we learned anything from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017, it’s that yellow is set to be next season’s hottest colour. But this shade is notoriously hard to pull off so you might need a little help rocking yellow. Here LUXE Models explains how to wear yellow with style.


Find right shades  


Vogue writes that the first step to rocking yellow is finding the right shade. First, determine which tone in the yellow rainbow works with your skin, so your clothes don’t make you look washed out. Then, determine which other colours work with your chosen shades of yellow. Be warned that if you decide to wear yellow-on-yellow, you need to wear two separate shades to make sure that your outfit actually works.

Get really weird


With yellow, you need to go hard or go home. The Telegraph reveals that one way to master this difficult shade is to find a strong colour for yellow to stand up against. Try pairing yellow with bold primary colours if you want to play it safe and cultivate a retro look. But if you want to experiment a little, go for weirder pairings like lemon and bubble-gum or mustard and grey!


Look for inspiration




You can’t go wrong by seeing how the experts include yellow in their designs. At New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017, we saw designers use every shade of yellow, from zingy-lemon to mustard, so there are examples for whichever shade you choose. We particularly loved the Thakoon show, which saw muted mustards teamed with fabulous gold statement earrings – a winning combo!


One statement piece


Sometimes, yellow shines when it’s highlighted by a muted background. Try teaming neutral, calm colours with one yellow piece. Opt for bright yellow heels or a bag, to make a real statement. But if you want to play it safe, try something subtle like adding a yellow charm to your tote bag. You could also try wearing matching yellow accessories with a neutral outfit to take this look to new extremes!


Be careful with black


Despite popular opinion, you can pair yellow with black. But you have to be really careful, otherwise you could end up looking like a bumble bee. The trick here is to add in a third colour, so you can break up the sea of yellow and black. Let’s say for instance, you decide to toughen up a yellow dress by throwing on a black leather jacket. Add a coral scarf to be chic and make this look really work!

Really happy colour



It’s important to point out that yellow is a really happy colour. If you want to find a way to make this tricky shade work for you next season, cast the rule book aside and have some fun. Get experimental and weird because you never know, you could stumble on a really innovative way to wear this most brilliant yet difficult of shades!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Five Things We Learned From New York Fashion Week

Fashion month is officially here! It kicked off with New York Fashion Week, and top designers reveal the new trends which are set to hit stores everywhere next season. Here are five things LUXE Models learned from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017.

Even models fall

Photo: Independent


As a fashion model, you’ll be expected to strut down runways while wearing killer heels. In New York Fashion Week. which ran from 7th to 14th September, we learned that even the most professional of models have trouble with heels. While appearing at the Michael Kors show, the gorgeous Bella Hadid, who was rocking a sparkling ruffled black dress, tripped over her sky-high heels. But like any professional, glamorous Bella got right back up again!

Season’s hottest colour


We discovered that yellow is destined to be the season’s hottest colour. Every shade of yellow, from zingy-lemon to mustard, appeared on the New York Spring/Summer 2017 runways. Alexander Wang caused a real stir by opting for highlighter pen neon yellow while Thakoon raised cheers with a more muted mustard tone, which looked really fresh when paired with statement gold earrings.

New clothing trends


New York’s catwalks were littered with hot clothing trends. With the latest September fashion covers, we saw that cut-outs are set to be huge and this trend also appeared at Fashion Week. Other clothing trends revealed included deconstructed shirts, which wowed Carolina Herrara’s audience, ruffles and slip-one shoes. Tibi’s black slip-on shoes, which had cigarette lighter-sized heels, were amazing!


Cool beauty fads


We saw a ton of new beauty fads which are destined to become trendy in Spring/Summer 2017. Grazia writes that surfer-girl beach hair was a real hit at Alexander Wang’s show, while designers such as Jason Wu confirmed that bright matte lips will be hot next season. Other emerging beauty trends included pastel-wash eyeshadow, neon-orange nails and snapchat filter-inspired beauty accessories.


Kanye’s public humiliation



Here at LUXE Models, we had a few doubts when we found that rapper (and professional egoist) Kanye West was going to debut his ‘Yeezy Season 4’ line in New York. The concert/performance piece of a show was a hot mess, with some models even passing out, making headlines around the world. Adding salt to the wound, celebrated fashion consultant Tim Gunn later labelled the collection “a hoax.”

See you in London



And with that, we wave goodbye to another New York Fashion Week and we’ll see you in London. With a number of respected designers and brands, including Top Shop, Christopher Kane to Burberry set to unveil their new collections at London Fashion Week Spring/Sumer 2017, it’s sure to be epic! 

Friday, September 09, 2016

September 2016 Fashion Covers Revealed

In the words of former US Vogue Creative Director Candy Pratts Price, September is the January of fashion. Not only do brands and magazines compete for the best stars, but it's also the month of New York Fashion week. Here, LUXE Models reveals the September 2016 fashion covers.


Major month


Vogue editor Anna Wintour is perhaps the most iconic person in the industry today. She is the ultimate trendsetter so when she does something, other fashion magazine editors follow. One of the most notable policies Anna has set up at Vogue is making September the magazine’s standout month.

Who What Wear reveals that R.J. Cutler’s 2009 documentary, The September Issue, was a landmark moment in fashion. Cutler’s piece chronicled the process of making Vogue’s iconic September issue, pushing this concept into the mainstream. Today major fashion publications, from Vogue and Elle to Marie Claire and Glamour compete every year to see who has the biggest September issue.

Vogue and Elle



We already knew what to expect from Vogue this year.  LUXE Models previously wrote that model and Instagram star Kendall Jenner was fronting Vogue’s September 2016 issue. With Kendall rocking the modern Marie Antoinette look, complete with a pink ribbon-adorned, black and gold matador jack and matching trousers, Vogue made it clear that head-to-toe patterns are so hot right now!

Photo: Elle Magazine - Cara Delevingne


We also knew ahead of time that Elle UK would release five September 2016 covers, including one featuring Zayn Malik. Elle US has now launched its 2016 September 2016 issue, which depicts Cara Delevingne on the front. Elle US opted to champion the sequin overload trend that’s really popular right now, dressing Cara in a purple sequined, disco diva style outfit that just screams fabulous!

September covers

Photo: eonline.com - Glamour Magazine


E! Online recently featured a round-up of September 2016 covers. We have to give props to Glamour, whose cover featured mega-star fashion model Bella Hadid. Glamour’s cover, interestingly, wasn’t about the clothes, with Bella rocking a diamond-encrusted shirt and a red hoodie. The centrepiece was her bare-faced beauty look, showing that the minimal make-up trend has never been cooler.

Marie Claire, Allure, Cosmopolitan and InStlye went with celebrities over models. Championing surprise sequins, Sarah Jessica Parker appeared on Marie Claire, looking so chic in sequins and sheer. Allure chose actress Jessica Alba for their cover, adorning the actress in a delicately feminine pink vest top with cut-out patterns, illustrating that understated clothing is a major force in fashion right now.

Photo: eonline.com - Cosmopolitan


Nobody could call the Cosmopolitan cover, which starred Gwen Stefani, understated. The Hollaback girl looked awesome, rocking a bright gold, precious stone-adorned, cut-out dress, going total bombshell. InStyle opted for a softer look, dressing its cover star, actress Kerry Washington, in autumn ingénue chic, making it clear that green and plum is set to be the colour pallet of the next season!


Guiding your style



With their September 2016 covers, the biggest fashion magazines in the world have revealed the coming season’s hottest trends. If you’re an aspiring model, pour over these issues, so you can wear the latest styles while shooting the pictures you’ll need to build your modelling portfolio! By showing such an eye for fashion, you could catch the attention of top modelling agencies! 

Friday, September 02, 2016

Modelling Success Stories: Lucky Blue Smith

Break into male modelling and a whole new world will open up before your eyes. You’ll get to work with cool people, see the world and possibly even become a star like Lucky Blue Smith. The industry’s latest ‘it boy,’ as far as male modelling success stories go, it doesn’t get better than Lucky.

Lucky’s beginnings

Raised in small town Utah, Lucky Blue Smith grew up to become a six-foot-two-inch Adonis. According to Business of Fashion, Lucky’s older sister Daisy Clementine was scouted before him, when he was just ten years old, by Next Models Los Angeles. They told him to come back in two years.
Read the article in full with LUXE Models.

Watch this year's London Fashion Week

The bi-annual London Fashion Week is one of the biggest events in fashion. Every time it rolls around, top models, designers and industry insiders gather to reveal the next season’s trends. If this is your idea of heaven, find out how to watch the next London Fashion Week with LUXE Models.

Ultimate fashion spectacle

London Fashion Week is always the ultimate style spectacle, making headlines across the world. Back in the Spring/Summer 2016 London Fashion Week, leopard print made a roaring comeback, shocking fashionistas everywhere. The Autumn/Winter 2016 London Fashion Week raised the stakes, with brands such as Mulberry, Top Shop and Burberry putting on spectacular shows.
You can read the article in full with LUXE Models.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Five Tips for Wearing Hair Jewellery

Hair jewellery is back! This is going to be one of the biggest hair trends of autumn 2016, taking the ‘natural hair’ thing that’s so popular right now to new levels. We blame Game of Thrones – its wild popularity has made everyone want to wrap necklaces through their hair!

This trend is so versatile. Whether you want to drape chains around loose curls or attach an earring to an up-do, there are a tonne of creative ways to wear hair jewellery. LUXE Models reveals five tips for wearing hair jewellery this autumn.

Store bought or homemade?


Why buy hair jewellery, when you have perfectly good pieces at home? You might want to raid your drawers and use your normal jewellery as hair decorations. But if you want something more avante guarde, head to the high street. The UK Fashion Spot notes that hair jewellery designs have become more sophisticated over the past decade, so you can find some really cool, quirky pieces!

Remember the basics


This trend may lend itself to creativity, but you should still keep the basic rules of style in mind. Do the tones of your hair and jewellery please each other? Does the jewellery match the rest of your outfit? Is the piece too heavy for your hair? By asking these questions, you’ll be able to find the right hair jewellery-look for any occasion, from a day at the office to a night on the town!

Follow the celebs




Do you want to be really on trend? Scour the fashion mags and find out how your favourite celebrities are working hair jewellery this season. Some of the most famous women in the world, from Kim Kardashian to Taylor Swift, have been pictured rocking this style in 2016. Use a celebrity fashion finder app like Craves to figure out where you can buy the pieces your favourite celebrity wore last week!


Wait until it's dry


Wets locks are the enemy of hair jewellery, hair blog Naturally Curly reveals. Always wait until your hair is dry before you put on your pieces. Otherwise, your hair could dry around the accessory, making it much harder to remove at night. On that subject, you should always remove your hair jewellery before bed, so if you toss and turn in the night, you don’t encounter any problems the next day.

Secure jewellery tightly!


Modern life is pretty hectic. If you’re not careful, your jewellery will get tangled up in your hair, due to the rigours of daily life, making it almost impossible to take out. It is essential that you secure you jewellery tightly and we’d suggest that you go with bobby pins, so it always stays in place.

Be creative



Let your imagination run free when choosing hair jewellery and as long as you don’t cross the fashion police, you should end up with a really edgy look that’s perfect for autumn 2016! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

LUXE Models Modelling Success Stories: Ashley Graham

The modelling industry is really changing right now. Casting directors are increasingly hiring women of all shapes and sizes to front their campaigns. If you want to become a plus size model just look at Ashley Graham as an example of how to do it right. Here is her modelling success stories.

Going big time

Nebraska-born Ashley Graham was always destined to make history. Ashley’s stratospheric rise started when she was scouted at a local mall at the tender age of 12. Ashley was signed to Ford Models, starting her modelling success stories just one year later and now also works with IMG models.
Ever since, Ashley has done everything from catalogue and commercial work, to television and runway modelling. She has graced the covers of magazines including Style Magazine and Elle Quebec. Raising the profile of plus size models, she has also appeared on the covers of ‘shape issues’ of some of the most iconic publications in fashion like Vogue,Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour.
Find out Ashley's most iconic modelling moments at the main LUXE Models blog site.

Rio 2016 - Meet The Olympians Who Are Also Models

The glorious success of Team GB has maintained the feel-good factor of this summer. When we talk about Olympic athletes, we don’t initially think of the runway. Here, LUXE Models reviews the six athletes competing in Rio who previously worked as models!

Artistic form

New Zealand-based lifestyle site Stuff writes that one of these models is Nathalie Moellhausen. Brazilian-born Nathalie has modelled for noted Italian dressmaker Alberta Ferretti during her career. She also won Team Gold in fencing at the 2009 World Championships and recently finished sixth in Rio, the best ever placing in the sport for a Brazilian woman.
Read the article in full at the LUXE Models WordPress site.

Friday, August 12, 2016

How to Wear a Drop Waist Dress

A recent article from the Daily Record reveals that a drop waist dress is one of this summer’s hottest trends. So how can you pull off this bold, daring piece with style over the next few months? LUXE Models explains how to wear a drop waist dress like a boss in summer 2016!

Embrace prints

 Use drop waist dresses to display your flair for fashion by wearing something with a fantastic print. You could go for a classic check print to make it work in the day, before swapping this out for a vibrant floral print to glam up for the evening. If you want to be really exciting, you could also mix patterns with prints, which is really in right now!

Work your accessories

 Accessories are key to getting drop waist dresses right. Find the right accessory to go with your dress and you can ensure it works for all occasions. Let’s say you’re wearing a classic drop waist to go shopping in the day. Team it with a light scarf to create a relaxed vibe. Then you could exchange your scarf for a brilliant statement necklace, so you’re ready for a night on the tiles!
Check out the drop waist dress ideas on the full article with LUXE Models

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Kylie Jenner Embraces Retro-Chic in New Modelling Campaign

Kylie Jenner's latest Puma range proved a hit on Instagram this month, showing her rocking some really cool retro-chic fashion in her latest modelling campagin. 

Rising star


18-year-old Kylie Jenner, who rose to fame on the TV reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is fast becoming one of the most powerful celebrities on earth. As of 2016, she is one of the top ten most followed celebrities on Instagram, with 67 million followers.

When Kylie Jenner posts something on Instagram, it almost always goes viral. Jezebel writes that brands reportedly pay $100,000 to $300,000 for a single sponsored Instagram post from Kylie, indicating just how much influence she has with users on the image-driven social media site. She recently used her popular Instagram profile to showcase a photo of her latest modelling range.

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

Going retro


Teen style magazine Seventeen reveals that recently, Kylie posted snaps from her new modelling campaign with clothing brand Puma on her Instagram account. The campaign is inspired by retro-hip hop style, with Kylie throwing major throwback vibes straight from the late ‘80s!

For the campaign, the model sported Puma’s iconic suede trainers. With these shoes, Kylie wore a sports bra and a red bomber jacket draped, as well as denim shorts, tube socks and clear rimmed specs. Other snaps from the campaign showed her rocking more of Puma’s classic sportswear line and she also took it as an opportunity to show off her gorgeous new bobbed haircut!


Puma’s masterstroke



A photo posted by PUMA (@puma) on


Puma also posted a sneak peak of the campaign on their Instagram account as well. While doing so, they took the chance to share the history of the trainers they are rapidly bringing back into style, with a caption that reads “the Puma Suede started its story in 1968. Worn by athletes, b-boys, and hip hop stars of the day.” Puma also posted a video which showed Kylie sporting this retro look in a graffiti-covered vintage subway, complete with ‘80s style boom box!

The increasingly famous teen model wears sports clothing like a pro and with her really huge follower-base on Instagram, the campaign is sure to get a lot of exposure! Kylie Jenner wearing retro hip hop fashion is big news people!