Happy Memorial Day Weekend! The unofficial start of summer marks this weekend, and for us that means glorious anticipation of a season of beach trips, barbeques, and total chillin'. To kick things off, we've gathered 15 of our favorite swimsuit editorials, with ultra gorgeous appearances from models including Daria, Lara, and Arlenis. Click to see hot models and hot swimsuits come together in our Memorial Day ode to the swimsuit.
Arlenis Sosa gave Chanel's fringed Spring confection a sultry spin in her steamy editorial for Vogue Spain, and just two days ago, Emma Roberts sported the same dress in a cute way for the Chanel show in Paris. Which look do you prefer?
First, we'll take that beach, and we'd love a little of that smoldering Arlenis Sosa allure, please. We've been obsessed with the hot model since she gave us beauty tips during Fashion Week. Arlenis modeled some of Spring/Summer's major trends — bold color, minimalism, the little white dress, tribal — against a tropical backdrop for Vogue Spain, and it's making us want to go shopping. You know we did — click through our slideshow for the story and our inspired shopping picks.
The key to taking a perfect picture? Lancôme model Arlenis Sosa says it's all about having good energy and being yourself. We caught up with the personable (and very funny) Arlenis at the Lancôme Open Studio during Fashion Week, where she also revealed a few more of her best beauty tips — all with a big smile on her face. Check out what else she had to say now.
We caught up with top models Elettra Wiedemann (daughter of Isabella Rossellini) and the stunning Arlenis Sosa at the Lancôme studio backstage at New York Fashion Week. From their beauty bag essentials to products that keep them gorgeous year-round — and even a cool tip about applying blush somewhere else besides your cheeks — be sure to check out the video to see their insider tips and tricks.
Model Arlenis Sosa has a message, and it's en español: if you've been wanting to try Lancôme's Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate ($78–$125), do it this Friday. The French brand has dubbed Oct. 22 Genes Day, to celebrate "the beauty of scientific research." For each bottle of Génifique sold on that day, $7 will be donated (with a minimum of $100,000) to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (We liked how Génifique made our skin brighter and smoother, for what it's worth.) All purchases at Lancôme counters and online will raise funds for pediatric cancer research, but you can also receive a free seven-day sample if you'd like to try it out first. Win-win.
Models are a vital part of fashion. Without them, the clothes wouldn't come to life. The following five beauties made their presence known this year in editorials, on the catwalks, in ad campaigns, and at fashion bashes. Natalia Vodianova juggled being a mom, designer, and coveted model. Aussie Miranda Kerr took the Victoria's Secret world by storm. Lara Stone, last year's winner, made the cut again for continuing to woo us with her sexy, Brigitte Bardot ways. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Arlenis Sosa added flavor to the industry. And how can we deny the adorable, American Karlie Kloss? Cast your vote below for the Model of the Year.
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I recently got an intense urge to fill my closet with a ton of cozy chic sweaters. You know what spurred it? Daria Werbowy's delicious hooded sweater in Vogue Nippon. A-mazing. The key to a great sweater is it not only looking good, but feeling good on your skin, too. That's why you shouldn't skimp in this category — an itchy sweater, no matter how inexpensive, is useless. But, that's not to say that you can't find a relatively affordable style that's cool and comfy. One of them is this popcorn-colored cableknit sweater Arlenis Sosa is wearing. Proceed to see some of my cozy-chic finds at all price points.
I was on the fence when I first peeped Gap's latest Design Editions team-up, but seeing its ad campaign has changed my outlook. Shot by Craig McDean, the shots feature models Raquel Zimmerman, Anna Jagodzinska, Arlenis Sosa, and Coco Rocha wearing khaki collaborations from Alexander Wang, Vena Cava's Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, and Albertus Swanepoel. I love the fun, no-fuss fashion angle and the clothes — which retail between $40 - $88 — look cute and wearable.
The plain background allows the cool khaki creations and models' bright faces to take the forefront. Also, notice how each designer is posing alongside his/her designs. That way, we know who designed each item. Effective yet simple. What do you think?
Magnificent. Simply magnificent. In my humble op, model Arlenis Sosa was best-dressed at the Topshop opening preparty in NYC. Her aztec techno dress is club-ready, while she humbled it with a smart black satin blazer. A sleek pony let her gorgeous face shine. No frills, completely Fab. Take Arlenis's lead and choose one vibrant piece to lead the pack in.