14.08.12

Penelope Cruz for W Magazine September 2012

Penelope Cruz looked typically gorgeous on the cover of W Magazine’s September 2012 issue to promote her upcoming movie ‘Venuto al Mondo’.

Channelling her inner 80s supermodel, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott capture her unique beauty wearing a Givenchy navy turtleneck with a spectacular Lynn Ban 18k gold-plate and lapis necklace and Yves Saint Laurent gloves.

Inside the magazine, Penelope discusses her first audition, her cinematic soulmate Pedro Almodovar, her first meeting with Woody Allen and the key to doing comedy.

Pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on August 21 or head to WMagazine.com.

On whether it was complicated for her and co-star Javier Bardem to speak Spanish in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, when director Woody Allen didn’t speak the language: “He gave us the script he wrote in English, and he gave us the freedom to translate and improvise. Woody told me recently that he still doesn’t know if we are talking about the atomic bomb. And it’s the same thing in To Rome With Love—he doesn’t speak Italian. I translated my lines. So he still doesn’t know what I am saying.” Read More…

Who Wore L’Wren Scott Better…Penelope Cruz or Ellen Barkin?

Two L’Wren Scott devotees were spotted wearing the same emerald-green dress from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection mere months apart.

Penelope Cruz was first to wear this green dress with gold embellishments when she made a guest appearance on the ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ show in New York City back in June.

The actress paired the look with a classic pair of nude platform heels and left her voluminous locks down.

Her feminine figure fits the classic wrap dress to a tee and she looks stunning, as per usual.

However, does she beat L’Wren Scott’s biggest fan, Ellen Barkin?

Ellen Barkin wore the same dress on Saturday for ‘Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr’ at the Hollywood Palladium in LA. She styled the long-sleeved dress with an interesting choice of purple croc pumps, a pink lip colour and a slicked back French roll ’do for a very elegant red-carpet look.

While both stars do the designer justice in this L’Wren Scott design, I’m partial to go with Penelope on this one.

She wears a near-identical look to the runway version, and keeps the bow at the waistline.

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Penelope Cruz In Emilio Pucci – ‘To Rome With Love’ New York Screening

Following her appearance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ in New York City on Wednesday, Penelope Cruz hit the red carpet for a special screening of her latest film, ‘To Rome With Love’.

Penelope looked gorgeous wearing an off-the-shoulder Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2012 dress.

Her burgundy lace dress with sheer lace sleeves was also enriched with crystal and beaded embellishments.

Between this warm rich colour and the emerald-green hue earlier in the day, I hope that Penelope continues dressing in jewel tones.

Chopard jewels plus satin Jimmy Choo ‘Vibe’ peep-toes and a VBH ‘Manila’ clutch which matched her dress accessorized her look.

A sleek ‘do and smoldering eyes are the perfect complement.

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Penelope Cruz In L’Wren Scott – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Penelope Cruz stopped by ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ in New York City on Wednesday evening.

The beautiful actress was stunning in an emerald-green L’Wren Scott Fall 2012 dress.

The classic wrap dress silhouette is embellished with gold embroidery along the sleeves, as well as under the bustline.

The same nude platform heels as worn on ‘Jay Leno’ act as a neutral base for the jewel tone.

A voluminous blow-out, instead of the wet-look she favoured last week, and a dark manicure complete the look.

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Penelope Cruz In Victoria Beckham – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Still sporting that wet-look hairstyle, Penelope Cruz made a guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday evening to promote her new movie, ‘To Rome With Love’.

The Spanish actress selected a Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2012 dress for her interview.

Her navy dress with an asymmetrical neckline and a sporty shoulder strap was styled with beige Charlotte Olympia pumps, silver hoop earrings and a matching ring.

Are you starting to warm to Penelope’s wet-look hairstyle?

You can buy Penelope’s Victoria Beckham dress, which is on sale from, Net-A-Porter.com.

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15.06.12 Premiere

Penelope Cruz In Michael Kors – ‘To Rome With Love’ Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere

Woody Allen’s ‘To Rome With Love’ film opened the Los Angeles Film Festival yesterday evening.

Held at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, leading lady Penelope Cruz sparkled on the red carpet wearing a Michael Kors Fall 2011 dress.

The gold one-shoulder gold crystal embellished dress with a draped detail also features a layered skirt, side split and waist-defining gold belt.

Penelope accessorised with nude strappy sandals, a nude Roger Vivier satin clutch and gold hooped earrings.

Smouldering with sultry smoky eyes, the final touches included scrapped back, wet look hair and nude lip colour.

Usually I’m not a fan of this ‘just got out of the shower’ do, but I prefer this over one of her ridged updos.

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16.04.12 Premiere

Penelope Cruz In Dolce & Gabbana – ‘To Rome With Love’ Rome Premiere

Late on Friday evening, Penelope Cruz attended the premiere of her latest movie ‘To Rome With Love’ in Rome, Italy, following the photocall earlier in the day.

The Spanish actress arrived at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica looking beautiful wearing a Dolce & Gabbana corseted gown.

Her nude lace strapless gown with gathering detail at the hip was accessorized with a bronze Roger Vivier minaudière and Chopard jewels.

With a braided top knot, Penelope completed her look with smouldering dark eyes and a nude lip colour complementary to her dress.

An elegant updo would’ve been preferred, but this is a much improved look from the photocall.

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