They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but here at Style.com, we think the phrase should be “model’s best friend.” From Bar Refaeli and her fluffy pup, Pucci, to Hilary Rhoda and her tiny Chihuahua, Chloe, models everywhere are taking to Instagram to show us that being photogenic definitely runs in the family. Jessica Hart’s Yorkshire terrier, Floyd, even has his own Instagram account with more than 2,500 dedicated followers. This week we’ve rounded up the 10 best ‘grams of models with cute canines for your viewing pleasure. Fluffy content? You betcha. But hey, we are in the dog days of summer.
1. Alana Zimmer
2. Ashleigh Good
3. Drake Burnette
4. Hilary Rhoda
5. Anja Rubik
6. Jessica Hart
7. Taylor Hill
8. Bar Refaeli
9. Kate Upton
10. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
It goes without saying that today’s top models are a far cry from pageant queens. There’s Cara Delevingne, whose goofy expressions have been just as integral to her success as her stunning features; Binx Walton, who you’ll sooner find on a skateboard than on a beauty contest stage; and Edie Campbell, who embodies edgy model-off-duty style. In fact, Tim Blanks asserts that he can’t think of one model who has achieved glory in both pageants and high fashion, except for Helena Christensen. In today’s Throwback Thursday video, Blanks revisits the iconic 90s supe’s Miss Universe beginnings and overnight success on the runway. She played muse to Karl Lagerfeld, became one of the first Victoria’s Secret models, and starred in the sexy music video for Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Games” (which picked up a few MTV Video Music Awards). During a period of emerging supermodel archetypes, her timing could not have been better: Christensen was the voluptuous, exotic foil to Christy Turlington and Claudia Schiffer’s girl-next-door charm. Follow Christensen’s unpredictable journey from beauty to catwalk queen here.
Could Daria Werbowy be fashion’s foremost chameleon? The Ukrainian-Canadian catwalker has inspired envy with her deliciously undone turns for Céline since 2011—some have gone so far as to deem her a doppelgänger for creative director Phoebe Philo. AG’s latest imagery, meanwhile, saw her stripped down, beachy cool, and nearly makeup-free in the brand’s beloved denim. And let’s not forget her recent Warhol-esque selfies for Equipment or her WSJ. September issue cover. Also on her busy autumn agenda? A third season as the face of Diane von Furstenberg. For the brand’s Fall campaign, shot on location at the Waldorf Astoria by Mikael Jansson (who earlier this year lensed Werbowy for The Last Magazine) and styled by Edward Enninful, Werbowy channels more than a bit of Diane circa her Studio 54 days. “This campaign is really all about the woman,” offered von Furstenberg. “She knows who she is. She is a free spirit even when all eyes are on her.” From her flowing tresses to (what else?) her gold wrap gown, Werbowy’s serving up the chic, take-no-prisoners sex appeal with which DVF is synonymous—paparazzi optional.
The campaign debuts here, exclusively on Style.com.
They share shoes, a love of food, and the supermodel limelight. Birthday besties Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn—or #Jourlie, as they’ve affectionately been dubbed—have hit it off since meeting at the Fall ’08 Prada show. Together, the powerhouse pair have since tackled runways like Valentino, DVF, DKNY, and the Victoria’s Secret catwalk. But there’s more to this friendship than cute selfies, goofing off backstage, and Kloss’ appearance on Dunn’s cooking show, Well Dunn. Not only do the twosome like to enjoy a girls’ night in, Kloss plays godmother to Dunn’s son, Riley. Today, we salute the supermodel stars on their birthday, with our five favorite GIFs of #Jourlie.
1. Serenading us with song, on the streets of Paris.
2. Jinxing each other again.
3. Jourdan teaches Karlie the Harlem Shake after the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 show.
4. Chanel Iman gets in on the fun at London fashion week Fall 2013.
5. Expressing their love for Cara Delevingne.
Edie Campbell is no one-trick pony. The much-loved model, who is the face of countless new ad campaigns (Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen among them), is also a competitive horsewoman in her (probably limited) spare time. This afternoon, she showed off her equestrian skills at the Glorious Goodwood Ladies Charity Race in Chichester, England, and took home the Magnolia Cup. According to British Vogue , it was admittedly a high-fashion horse race: Vivienne Westwood designed some of the jockeys’ uniforms, jeweler Theo Fennell dreamed up the sculpture prizes, and Tom Cruise handed out the awards. Campbell participated in the hopes of raising £10,000 for The Reading Agency, a charity that promotes the importance of reading for both children and adults. You can still sponsor her here.