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Making the Cut: A Look at Our Top Ten New Models List, and a Shout-Out to the Runners-Up

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Model Runner Ups

Believe it or not, there’s quite a bit of number crunching that goes into creating our top ten new models list. Each season, we go through the crop of fresh faces and break down each girl’s show list. We consider the quantity and quality of shows she walked and factor in exclusive appearances (yes, going the selective route can still pay off) as well as all-around buzz. One part of the equation that requires a bit more deliberation is deciding just who qualifies as “new.” Take Lexi Boling, for example. Technically, it was the Chicago-born catwalker’s sophomore season; she did Alexander Wang and several big shows in Paris during Spring ’14. But she didn’t pop up in all four cities last September and we couldn’t deny the impact she made this season, so we included her in our Fall ’14 roundup. On the other hand, someone who didn’t make the cut because we felt she had a tad too much experience was icy blond Nastya Sten. With sixty-three Fall shows under her belt, the Russian model was the most in-demand girl of the entire season. Meanwhile, we’re positively smitten with Natalie Westling’s flame-red hair and tomboyish appeal, but she simply didn’t stomp enough catwalks to qualify as a top newcomer. But that’s not to say that these ladies don’t deserve shout-outs. Below, we bring you the stats for Sten, Westling, and more noteworthy runners-up for Style.com’s top ten new models list.

Model Runners Up

Name: Nastya Sten (THE SOCIETY), middle right
Shows Walked: 63
Highlights: Opened Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Peter Pilotto, Chalayan. Closed Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg. Walked Altuzarra, Calvin Klein Collection, Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane, Fendi, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Céline, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent.

Name: Natalie Westling (THE SOCIETY), top right
Shows Walked: 13
Highlights: WalkedMarc Jacobs, Giles, Fendi, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Valentino.

Name: Kate Grigorieva (THE LIONS), top left
Shows Walked: 17
Highlights: Opened Donna Karan, Barbara Bui. Closed Giambattista Valli. Walked Gucci, Versace, Isabel Marant, Céline, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen.

Name: Iana Godnia (MAJOR), middle left
Shows Walked: 24
Highlights: Exclusive Calvin Klein Collection. Walked Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Céline, Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Valentino.

Model Runners Up

Name: Kasia Jujeczka (IMG), bottom left
Shows Walked: 22
Highlights: Opened/closed Aquilano.Rimondi. Walked Calvin Klein Collection, Alexander Wang, Prada, Marni, Dior, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Sacai, Valentino.

Name: Larissa Marchiori (THE SOCIETY), bottom right
Shows Walked: 14
Highlights: Opened Dries Van Noten. Walked Prada, Emilio Pucci, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Sacai, Saint Laurent, Valentino.

Photo: IndigitalImages.com 

Runway to Red Carpet: The Celeb Circuit Steps Out for Two Blockbuster Press Tours

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Shailene Woodley While much of the Hollywood set tends to enjoy a little break after the awards season finale, the stars of March’s blockbusters have been busy promoting their high-profile flicks. The A-list stars of the biblical epic Noah have been trotting around the world promoting the film, and the picture’s leading ladies have been continually knocking it out of the sartorial ballpark at each premiere. In Madrid, Jennifer Connelly chose a nude Giambattista Valli Spring ’14 Haute Couture frock embroidered with pale leaves and a crystal neckline. Her equally chic costar Emma Watson opted for a black-and-white J. Mendel ensemble, featuring a draped white blouse and tapered black pants fresh off the Fall ’14 runway.

Stateside, the stars of the buzzed-about Divergent have had a busy premiere week of their own. Shailene Woodley, the film’s heroine and a rapidly rising star, stepped out in a black figure-hugging jumpsuit with a sheer detailed bodice from Elie Saab’s Pre-Fall ’13 lineup for a screening in New York on Thursday. In true Hollywood fashion, a bevy of notables turned up for the film’s world premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday, including Kiernan Shipka, Ellie Goulding, and Zoe Kravitz. Shipka attended the L.A. premiere of Divergent in Valentino’s tulle frock covered with armor-like patchwork from the Spring ’14 runway, while Kravitz turned up in a white off-the-shoulder frock from BFF Alexander Wang’s Spring ’14 Balenciaga collection.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Photo: Matteo Prandoni / BFAnyc.com

Save Roma! Says Fashion

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View of the Spanish Steps or the Stairway of Trinita dei Monti, with the Church of Trinita dei Monti and the Barcaccia Fountain in the foreground

Fashion is dead set on fixing up Rome. The Eternal City has seen some wear and tear over the past few millennia, and last year both Fendi and Tod’s stepped in, vowing to restore the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum, respectively. Jewelry house Bulgari is the latest Italian brand to jump on the save Roma bandwagon, announcing today that it is donating 1.5 million euros to facilitate the restoration of the iconic Spanish Steps, an 18th-century landmark in the center of the city. The pledge is meant to commemorate Bulgari’s 130th anniversary. It’s fairly admirable that the three abovementioned houses—each of which has Roman roots—are working to better the ancient metropolis. Your move, Valentino.

Photo: Alinari via Getty Images  

Shop the Look: La Vie En Rose

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Shop the Look: Pink Neiman Marcus

In case you missed it, pink is having a major moment this year. We fell in love with the bold pops of fuchsia at Alexander Wang, Thakoon, and dozens more Fall ’14 shows, and off the runway, we lost track of how many girls sported pastel pink coats and rosy accessories. In our book, pink looks pretty all year round. This spring, we’ll be wearing the hue head-to-toe for a sweet-meets-sophisticated look—e.g., a bubblegum jumpsuit with patent kitten heels—or in small doses with a flushed lip or translucent sunnies. Shop our favorite pink pieces from Valentino, Ray-Ban, Catherine Malandrino, and more, below.

 

1. Catherine Malandrino Favorites Strapless Silk Jumpsuit, $425, available at neimanmarcus.com

2. Ray-Ban Ice Pop Sunglasses in Pink, $160, available at neimanmarcus.com

3. Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist in Baby, $50, available at neimanmarcus.com

4. Oscar de la Renta Bold Pear-Shaped Drop Clip-On Earrings in Sorbet, $295, available at neimanmarcus.com

5. Valentino Rockstud Patent Low-Heel Slingback in Pink, $945, available at neimanmarcus.com

Photos: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

 

Shop the Look: Street Cred

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Shop the Look

Even though spring is (hopefully) right around the corner, we always get end-of-season shopping ideas from Tommy Ton’s street-style photos. The Fall ’14 scene was as inspiring as ever, and we’re already planning our wardrobes accordingly for next season. For starters, the only way to brave New York’s Polar Vortex was with a bright, bold fur (real or faux). The array of eye-catching styles we saw rendered our standard puffers and peacoats pretty much useless. Comfort and warmth took priority in other ways, as well: We saw a lot of dressed-up denim, especially loose, light-wash boyfriend styles. And instead of teetering around in stilettos, pointy-toe flats became our chic, walkable go-tos. Novelty clutches are still the must-have accessory, especially Charlotte Olympia’s trompe l’oeil camera clutch, which would turn more than a few lenses your way. Top off your look with a pair of rainbow-mirrored sunnies and you’ll blend right in with the style set. Shop our favorite (and sometimes aspirational) pieces from Saint Laurent, The Row, Valentino, and more, below.

1. Saint Laurent fox fur coat, $23,500, available at mytheresa.com

2. Oliver Peoples Braverman x The Fashion Guide sunglasses, $550, available at mytheresa.com

3. The Row Ashland mid-rise slim jeans, $550, available at net-a-porter.com

4. Valentino Rockstud leopard-print calf-hair point-toe flats, $995, available at net-a-porter.com

5. Charlotte Olympia Flashback brass and textured-leather clutch, $2,595, available at net-a-porter.com