Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Having quit Hollywood back in 2009 to focus on her family, Katherine Heigl is still landing covers: namely, the Marie Claire UK August 2014 issue.

The rom-com queen looks stunning on the cover wearing a lace-accented Christian Dior Fall 2014 electric-blue dress which really pops.

In her interview she gives us an insight into why she quit Hollywood, taking on too many rom-coms and the next chapter in her life.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On feeling betrayed by her career: “The thing that was my best friend for a long time [my career] suddenly turned on me and I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me. I had a moment where, I don’t know, I was thinking, ‘Maybe open a knitting store, get my money out of retirement accounts and live off that, live off the land.’ I had my moment where it all seemed so complicated and all I wanted to do was simplify.”

On making too many rom coms: “I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn’t say no. I stopped challenging myself. It became a bit by rote and, as a creative person, that can wear you down.”

On her next phase: “There’s a part of me that’s a Hollywood animal as well. I can’t wait to get into the writer’s room and see how we do this. I feel like I’m finally rolling into the next phase of my adulthood.”

Credit: Marie Claire UK

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Victoria Beckham graces not one, but two covers for the August 2014 issue of Vogue UK, which was shot by Patrick Demarchelier in the English countryside.

Opting for a rustic look, the designer wears Prada and Chanel outfits.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

Having turned 40 this year and with the first flagship store opening soon, the designer has much to celebrate.

On turning 40: “I looked at it [turning 40] and said to myself, I have four incredible children, an incredible husband, a business that’s doing very well. I’ve worked hard and achieved a lot. I don’t think I could have achieved much more.”

On the support from her husband: “I couldn’t be where I am without David. He gives me the security and encouragement to do what I do. I do the same for him.”

On not having any regrets: “Well I wouldn’t do anything differently. I’ve always worked hard and had a lot of fun, so there’s nothing I would change.”

Victoria’s Vogue UK August 2014 issue hits newsstands on Monday, July 7.

Credit: Vogue UK

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There are two covers for the August 2014 edition of Harper’s Bazaar UK: one featuring Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and Lily James, and one of just Michelle on her own.

All the ladies are wearing looks from Valentino’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection, with Michelle’s the most familiar as we’ve already seen this beauty on Cate Blanchett.

With ‘Downton Abbey’ returning for Season 6 in the fall on ITV, Harper’s Bazaar caught up with the ladies.

Michelle Dockery on how she’s ‘grown with the role’: ‘Lady Mary always seemed sure of herself, but “it was a brashness that came from insecurity, whereas now it’s different, she’s very confident in her own skin, and I guess [that's] the parallel, really, with my own life; I feel like I’ve reached a point now where I’m much more content and confident”.’

Laura Carmichael on when a French journalist who asked her why the show is such a hit; what’s the secret to its triumph: ‘Instead of answering, I turned the tables and asked him what he thought. “Because it is full of women”, he said, and I was like, “God, you’re so right!”‘

Lily James on the daily education on acting and being an actor on set: ‘I’m learning a lot about how to be one of the “good” actors. You’d hope that it’s natural to be a good person, and kind, but I’m learning how to deal with long, sometimes boring days.’

To see the full photo shoot, which includes the rest of the female cast, in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar, pick up a copy when the mag hits newsstands tomorrow, 4 July.

Credit: Harper’s Bazaar UK

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Usually Elle releases multiple covers for the annual ‘Women In Music’ issue, but so far there is only one cover star and that is Miley Cyrus. Not surprising considering she has made the biggest noise (not necessarily via her music) this past 12 months.

The singer is rocking a Marc Jacobs fresh off the runway Fall 2014 metallic sequin wave-print tunic and flares, which is not surprising considering she is the face of Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 ad campaign.

Her classic blonde pixie cut and fresh face complete this beautiful look.

No word on what she said in her interview just yet; no doubt there will be something in there about her haterz, her music evolving, and how she doesn’t care what we think about her, etc etc.

Miley is currently on her ‘Bangerz World Tour’, which heads to Europe in May.

Credit: Elle

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Eva Mendes graces the May 2014 cover of FLARE Magazine, captured by Guy Aorch wearing a Chanel dress, bolero and pearl-accented necklace. The magazine hits newsstands April 14.

The brunette bombshell plays up her domestic side in ladylike looks from Zac Posen, Rochas and Chanel in the rest of the magazine, all of which are very much in tune with her new style.

Eva opens up to the magazine about style regrets, working with Miuccia Prada and what her mum thinks of her dresses.

Her mamá regularly emails her daughter critiques of her red-carpet outfits, entitled “Mom’s Review”.

On her Mum’s critiques: “She’s usually on the money. If she doesn’t like something, I can usually see why: it didn’t photograph well or looked weird around the waist.”

On her mother’s ideas about her style: “My mother always says she wants to see me in more fitted things! She’s always saying, ‘Show off your body, it’s not always going to be like this!’”

On how she hates skinny-jeans: “I’m always in dresses, in skirt—I think they’re so easy. People are always saying, ‘I love jeans, they’re so casual and easy,’ but I think jeans aren’t easy. They’re my worst nightmare.”

On the revealing outfits she regrets: “It’s not that I’m against body-conscious clothes: I have worn them on the red carpet or out, but when I’m photographed in them, I always regret it. For me, it’s always been the easy way out. When I wear something a little more reveal- ing, I think, Oh, gosh, I should have been more creative.”

On how she hates body-baring clothes: “I don’t like when it’s just me and I’m not working. I don’t like feeling like I’m on display.”

Credit: Guy Aorch for Flare




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