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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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Lily Allen is the March 2014 cover girl for Elle UK. She graces the cover, shot by David Vasiljevic, wearing the same Miu Miu dress we’ve seen on Lupita Nyong’o; she also wears Spring 2014 looks from Michael van der Ham and Roland Mouret.

It appears that her comeback is set to upset the masses, with her singing her version of the truth as she remains an unapologetic spitfire who apparently has her bit to say about everything from feminism and motherhood, to Beyonce and the pressure on women to conform.

Elle’s March 2014 issue is on newsstands now. Below are some extracts.

On the pressure to be perfect: “Of course I’d rather look like Kate Moss than look like myself”, she admits. “I wish I didn’t feel like that, and I think the reason we feel like that is because of the imagery we’re fed all the time. Women are still expected, in some weird way, to kind of… sit there and look pretty. And not talk.”

On fame: “I don’t want to be a famous person. But [with] the nature of the industry, when I have an album to promote, I do want to be famous. I want people to buy it! And I want them to go to my shows. That’s how it works. I think of myself as a product in that sense. But I don’t want that frenzy. I think it’s weird for children to grow up around that.”

On coming back to music after her threats to retire from the music industry: By the end, I was physically and mentally exhausted and really pissed off”, she said. “This was pre-phone hacking scandal, so those lines hadn’t been drawn. People just didn’t give a shit, and there weren’t any barriers. I did feel at that time that I wanted to leave and never come back. But I’m not the sort of person who can sit at home and look after [children] all day… there was a void. I’m a creative person, I like to speak my mind. Making music is the perfect vehicle for that”.

Credit: Elle UK

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Lea Michele strikes a pose on the Elle US December 2013 cover wearing a Ralph Lauren jacket, Frame Denim jeans and a selection of vintage Chanel belts.

She was living her dream as Glee’s resident drama queen, dating the quarterback on-screen and off. Then, Cory Monteith’s tragic death shattered her world.

The Glee star opens up to Elle about love, mourning through music, and finding strength in Cory’s legacy.

On how she’s handling Cory Monteith’s death: “I never thought I would be in this position in my whole life. Now that I am in this position, you can choose to rise, and that’s what I’m going to try to do. I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people.”

On relying on friend Kate Hudson during the difficult time after Monteith’s passing: “I called [Kate Hudson] and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].’ She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”

On taking time to heal: “It’s very hard. And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort.”

On why she never expected her career in television to take off: “I was told my whole life I would never do television because I was too ethnic. I was 100 percent focused and ready to be the best in the world [of Broadway] I was in.”

Read the full interview the December issue on newsstands November 19.

Credit: Elle US

Rosie Huntington Elle UK

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears Miu Miu while donning a platinum-blonde bobbed wig for the October issue of Elle UK, giving her a totally different look to the blonde bombshell vibe we usually get from her covers.

If it wasn’t for those gorgeous lips, she may have been unrecognisable.

Captured by Mariano Vivanco, the model-turned-actress wears a selection of pieces by Calvin Klein Collection, Céline and Chanel.

Rosie talks to Elle about everything from her relationship with actor Jason Statham to why models need thick skins at the start of their lonely careers.

On her relationship with Jason Statham: ‘Many models are in long-term relationships for stability. Admittedly, not always with great men, but it gives them something to come home to, something grounding. That’s how I see my relationship. Well, I see it in many ways but one of the most beautiful things is that I feel at home whenever I am in the world because of him.’

On starting out as a model: ‘I can see why people think models come across as a little cold. When you start out you’re so young you don’t have a voice. Everyone just tells you what to do and you can end up abroad in the middle of nowhere, with no one speaking English. It is very lonely. …You develop a thick skin to protect yourself. Now I am 26, when I come on a set, I can say what I think and my opinions are noted. I’ve grafted hard to be here.’

You can pick up the October issue of Elle UK featuring Rosie when it hits newsstands on Wednesday. To get you even more excited about it, check out her behind-the-scenes video, which has interviews with the photographer and hair and makeup artists, plus images of Rosie sporting a deep-berry lip colour, further magnifying those juicy plump lips.

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Katy Perry Elle UK

Katy Perry graces the cover of Elle UK’s September 2013 issue wearing a plaid Dolce & Gabbana top and shorts. The cover image was shot by Mariano Vivanco.

In the mag Katy donned Prada, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang and Sacai, all from the Fall 2013 collection.
In the issue, she talks about her on-again-off-again relationship with John Mayer, moving on from Russell Brand, plus she divulges the goss on what her relationship with Robert Pattinson is all about and her friendship with Rihanna.

Katy’s Elle UK issue hits newsstands tomorrow. Here are some extracts from her interview:

On her friendship with Rihanna: I love her [Rihanna] and every time I see her, I’m reminded of the light that she has. There’s a lot of dark in this business. I know a lot of people out there with the most detrimental entourages – they are the root of their demise. It’s really unfortunate but you can’t save these people. My days of celebrity saving are over.”
On being in touch with Kristen Stewart regarding the Rob Pattinson rumours: “I sent her a text message saying, ‘I know you’ve seen all this stuff but you know I would never disrespect you. I’m not that person. I’m just trying to be a friend to him but it is unfortunate that I do have a set of tits’.”

On her relationships with “challenging” men: “The men I have gone for are challenging, yes, but they’re also wildly intelligent and poetic. I’m not interested in taming anyone – I’m pretty wild myself.”

On her split from John Mayer in February: “He pulled away. That was a big hello for me. I realised I could lose the person I loved and I had to deal with some things, issues I think a lot of women have. You can be strong in one aspect of your life but submissive in another. In relationships, it was hard for me to speak up and set boundaries. I think a lot of that was to do with the fear of loss.”

Credit: Mariano Vivanco for Elle UK

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It’s surprising to learn that Kerry Washington’s Elle US June 2013 cover is her first for a major title despite having a very successful career, with recent achievements including her blockbuster ‘Django Unchained’ being nominated for an Oscar, and being the first black woman to be cast in a lead role in a network drama for ‘Scandal’, which was just renewed for a third season.

For someone who has such amazing style on the red carpet, I feel she was let down with this editorial.

The cover shot by Horst Diekgerdes which sees her wearing Marc Jacobs is just OK, but inside the mag her Tom Ford, Balmain and Armani looks could’ve all been much better.

Kerry opens up to Elle about her early years, her career success and, of course, fashion.

On her current success: “I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on ‘Scandal’ and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie – I don’t get to ask for more.”

On getting red-carpet ready: “I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet.”

On the career Washington thought she’d pursue: “I imagined I’d be a clinical psychologist, with a focus on how performance shapes identity. I’d figure out ways to use role-playing in the healing of people.”

When asked if as a girl she thought she’d ever consider modelling or becoming a film actress: “I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic.”

Credit: Elle US




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