Jessica Biel heads into the new year as the cover girl for Elle US, with an amazing photoshoot for their January 2013 issue.

She wears Dior on the newsstand issue and Givenchy for the subscribers cover.

It may be a concept we have seen several times before, but the actress was captured in her editorial by Thomas Whiteside alongside top designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Louboutin, Isabel Marant, the artisanal of Maison Martin Margiela, Nicola Formichetti of Mugler, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino and Giambattista Valli – who created her wedding gown – dressed in pieces from the Spring 2013 collections.

So this is what she was doing in Paris earlier this year: when it was reported that she was interviewing designers, it turns out she was being shot with designers. Her Isabel Marant Spring 2013 look worn on that day was even captured in the editorial.

As a newlywed, she of course talks about her marriage, her honeymoon and her hubby, Justin Timberlake. Here are some extracts from her interview:

On her honeymoon: “Honeymooning is the best thing about being a newlywed. I wish I could honeymoon forever.”

On marriage: “It means always having someone there to open the pickle jar . . . to share the ups and downs with, have adventures with. Someone to go swimming naked with. That kind of thing.”

On Justin’s domestic sensibility: “He bakes pies. He’s Southern, so he’s got all this influence from his grandma. He does a three-layer pie . . . and blueberry crunch cake, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t happen all that often, thank God. Otherwise, it would be a big problem.”

On the future: “My goal now is to work with great directors. Small role, big role, medium-size role – it doesn’t matter. I just want to work with someone who’s going to push me to a scary, exciting place that I’ve never been before.”

Credit: Elle US