21.08.12

Lea Michele For NYLON September 2012

Lea Michele was shot by NYLON’s Editor-in-Chief Marvin Scott Jarrett for the September 2012 cover wearing a Marc by Marc Jacobs sweatshirt and an ASOS pearl cat ear aliceband.

With the highly anticipated fourth season of her hit show ‘Glee’ returning to screens in the US on September 13, she is TV’s leading lady of the moment.

She talks to the mag about her early start in theatre, her ‘Glee’ co-stars, including beau Cory Monteith, and her upcoming solo pop album.

Be sure to pick up a copy of NYLON magazine when it hits newsstands on August 28.

Enjoy the extracts below.

On her days as a child actor: “I was a weird kid. I was eight years old saying I don’t want a day off. I’d like to work every day, please.’”

Ryan Murphy on Michele’s talent: “I always thought she was very original. Then I heard her sing and I knew there was nobody like her. She’s a very rare talent–she’s very specific and unusual and yet also familiar. She’s in that canon of the great singer-actresses—there’s not many of them.”

On shock value: “I feel like I’m the type of person who likes to shock people a little bit, too. For example, when I was in Spring Awakening, every night I had to do this nude scene. I always loved to find the one person in the audience who I knew was going to be uncomfortable—who throughout the show was cringing in their seat—and when [co-star] Jonathan Groff would undo my top, I loved it! I was like, ‘Take that!! How uncomfortable are you right now? I want you to be uncomfortable!”

On her upcoming first solo album: “I want to make songs where girls can just roll down the windows of their car or dance around in their rooms in their underwear, like, I hate my ex-boyfriend! or I’m so in love! Because that’s what I want [to hear]–power-girl songs.”

Credit: NYLON

20.08.12

Lea Michele In Giorgio Armani – 2012 Do Something Awards

Lea Michele was joined on the red carpet for the 2012 Do Something Awards by her beau Cory Monteith on Sunday in Santa Monica, California.

The ‘Glee’ actress donned an off-white Giorgio Armani sleeveless dress featuring a plunging, ruffled neckline, an open back, a central slit, and a high-low hem with more cascading ruffles.

She opted for matching accessories including a metallic Fendi clutch, Jenni Kayne snakeskin sandals, J/Hadley ring and Samira 13 jewels.

Beachy wavy curls, glowing skin and gorgeous makeup completed her beautiful look.

It’s just such a shame about the creases on her frock.

Do the creases put you off?

You can buy Lea’s Fendi baguette from Luisa via Roma and Neiman Marcus.

Credit: Getty

Lea Michele In Emilio Pucci – FOX All-Star Party

Lea Michele has been quite the red-carpet regular lately.

Following Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards, she was out again last night attending the FOX All-Star Party in West Hollywood, California.

Dressed in a beautiful Emilio Pucci Fall 2012 dress, it appears that the Italian brand is very much on her list of favourites.

With a collection of mostly uber-sexy dresses, Lea found this sweet long-sleeve powder-pink silk-chiffon dress with a hint of sexy via the plunging neckline plus a crystal-embellished waistband.

Opting for satin pumps by Hollywood’s shoe god Brian Atwood, the actress completed her look with a messy side-swept braid, a pink lip colour and a selection of Cathy Waterman rings.

Many of you were put off by Lea’s choice of shoes and over-posing on the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards; how does she fare on this occasion?

Credit: Emilio Pucci & Getty

23.07.12 Beauty, Hair

Lea Michele’s ‘California Girl’ Teen Choice Awards Hair

Celebrity hair stylist Mark Townsend shares his styling tips for Lea Michele’s naturally wavy tresses which she sported at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards yesterday.

“For the Teen Choice Awards, I wanted Lea to look like a classic, sun-kissed California girl. I loved her Atelier Versace dress and wanted to show how a cool, young woman wears couture, so I kept her hair pretty natural with loads of texture.”

“I started by applying a large amount of Dove Style+Care Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse to Lea’s damp hair, and rough dried her hair with my hands and with the diffuser attachment on my T3 Blowdryer.”

“After the hair was dry, I re-applied a large dollop of the Mousse and scrunched it in again, creating really great texture. Next, I took 4-inch sections of hair and sprayed Dove Style+Care Thermal Replenishment Spray on the hair, then loosely wrapped the hair around a 1 1/2-inch curling iron for a few seconds to give the hair a loose wave.”

“After the hair was waved, I sprayed Oribe Après Beach Spray all over while scrunching the hair with my hands to create more texture. To keep her hair in place without weighing it down, I finished with Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray all over.”

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Lea Michele In Oscar de la Renta – Valspar Hands For Habitat Unveiling

Before the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, Lea Michele hosted the ‘Valspar Hands For Habitat Unveiling’ at the Hearst Tower in New York City on Friday afternoon looking pretty in vibrant blue.

Dressed in a floral silk organza embroidered Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013 dress, the ‘Glee’ actress shows that she can do cutesy as well as sultry on the red carpet.

Her blue mini dress was paired with Versace black pumps for a sophisticated touch for her event-appropriate look.

Lea kept the rest of her look simple with minimal makeup, glossy straight locks and a selection of rings.

As much as I love this look, I’m really missing a waist nipping belt. It would’ve been the perfect finishing touch.

Do you agree?

Credit: Style.com & Getty

Lea Michele In Atelier Versace – 2012 Teen Choice Awards

Lea Michele hit the pink carpet in Universal City, California, on Sunday night for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

The ‘Glee’ star donned one of the night’s sexiest looks, wearing a strapless silver Atelier Versace Spring 2012 textured mini dress with gold metallic peplum details.

Exaggerated detailing along the hips accentuate Lea’s petite figure.

Her silver Versace pumps, however, feel a bit too heavy for the feminine dress. Strappy sandals would have been much preferred.

Sun-kissed ombre waves and a fresh-faced glow add a youthful touch.

Love, loathe or too much for the Teen Choice Awards?

Credit: Style.com & Getty

16.07.12

Lea Michele In Stella & Jamie – ‘Glee’ Panel: Comic-Con 2012

Lea Michele joined the discussion panel for ‘Glee’ during Comic-Con 2012 on Saturday in San Diego, California.

The actress wore a leather lapel Stella & Jamie black tweed jacket and a matching skirt to which she added a Bec & Bridge cream pointelle bodysuit.

I love everything about this look. It’s young, fresh, chic yet not too formal for the event.

The addition of red Nicholas Kirkwood ankle-strap platform pumps provide a perfect colour pop to this look.

At one time we struggled to like Lea’s bangs, but on this occasion her highlighted long wavy locks suit her face.

Opting to highlight her eyes, Lea completed her look with a nude lip colour.

Credit: Getty