Chanel Iman Modelinia Magazine Fashion Week Fall 2010

A fresh-faced Chanel Iman celebrates her Modelinia Magazine cover at New York Fashion Week Fall 2010. Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz

Fashion Week isn't just about the clothes. It's also about the models wearing them.

And as the buzz for model news continues to grow, Modelinia, is there to serve up the goods on our favorite catwalkers.

The media brand who is constantly churning out the latest in model-related news and advice kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fall Fashion Week 2010 with a daily television show and limited edition magazine featuring four different covers with models Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman, Kemp Muhl and Emily Didonato.

StyleList recently caught up with Chanel Iman at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge where she talked about her Diane von Furstenberg-inspired haircut, love for OPI's nail lacquers and a beauty trick that's sure to come in handy during stress-filled Fashion Week. Read on for our interview with Iman.

StyleList:
Which looks from Fashion Week have you been made up in that you love most?
Chanel Iman: I just started yesterday [February 13] because I was in Miami shooting, but today [Sunday] I have DVF. And Diane said she loved my new haircut. It's very her and when I cut it I thought about her. As for my personal style, I'm just going for a short look -- really casual and just my age. Not too much, but not too little.

SL: What beauty products are always in your handbag?
CI: My hairbrush and hair wax by Vonté for the front of my hair because sometimes backstage the hairdressers don't have what I need. I just washed my hair and I usually use Pantene.

SL: Are there any shades of nail polish that you think looks great on your skin?
CI: I like OPI's Russian Navy and their reds.

SL: What skincare secrets do you swear by?
CI: I do this every once in a while and that's put toothpaste on a pimple. My Auntie Tita, who got me started in modeling, taught me that. I've been doing the toothpaste trick forever! And putting olive oil on my hair.

SL: Have you heard about the gray hair trend? Supermodel Kate Moss recently streaked her locks in the color? Would you ever consider wearing it?
CI: Really? Oh, great! I'm up for any new hairstyles and a model is supposed to transform herself and make it look good. So, I would totally do it!

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