31.08.12

Gwen Stefani For Elle UK October 2012

Gwen Stefani graces the cover of Elle UK’s October issue.

Matt Irwin captures the singer wearing Fall 2012 looks by London-based designers Peter Pilotto and Alexander McQueen, mixing edgy digital prints with colourful florals for an interesting mash up, which typifies Gwen’s style.

With No Doubt’s sixth album ‘Push and Shove’ set for release on September 18, Gwen talks to the mag about finding motherhood difficult, saying that ‘being a mom is hard’, and that she finds herself being overwhelmed trying to find balance as she strives to ‘do it all’.

Be sure to pick up this issue when it hits newsstands on September 5.

Credit: Style.com & Elle UK Facebook

03.08.12

Katy Perry For Elle US September 2012

Back when she was sporting purple hair, Katy Perry shot the cover for Elle’s September 2012 issue wearing a Bottega Veneta dress, which Salma Hayek wore to the ‘Prometheus’ London Premiere, plus a black-and-white Yin and Yang manicure.

The singer also wears a printed Etro dress and YSL for the Carter Smith shoot whilst dishing to Elle about everything from her career, being a role model, marriage and relationships.

The magazine hits newsstands on August 14. Head over to Elle.com to read more or check out the highlights below.

On relationships and marriage: “I obviously have a lot to say right now…I’m a woman who likes to be courted – strongly. Never say never, I guess you’d say. I’ll let love take the lead on that.”

On her career: “I love what I do, and when I don’t love what I do, I’ll make a change…I can’t be the candy queen forever.”

On being a role model: “I have no regrets…I’m not going to be everything to everyone. I can’t tell a person when it’s time for them to have sex. Or if they should have a cigarette…But I try to live my life with a lot of integrity, and, hopefully, that sends a message.”

Credit: Carter Smith for Elle US

Kristen Stewart In Elle UK June 2012

Kristen Stewart appears on the cover of Elle UK’s June 2012 issue.

The actress, who is gearing up for the release of her latest movie, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, sports a 60s inspired hairdo whilst wearing a Jil Sanders Spring 2012 knitted two piece on the cover shot by David Slijper.

In the magazine she talks about her style choices, whether she sees herself as a director someday, and when she’s the happiest – I’m guessing in jeans, a t-shirt and converse sneakers.

The issue hits newsstands on May 2. Here are some extracts from her interview.

On being a role model: “I don’t apply [being a role model] to the choices I make. I feel like a role model is not necessarily somebody you want to imitate, just someone you admire.”

On her love of acting: “It’s a physical thing. I f***ing love everything about [acting]. I love movies, I love what they do. I am just so fueled by it like nothing else.”

On her choice in clothing: “I just wear very functional clothes. When I’m in London I feel so dressed down and young and Californian. Even if I try to look nice when I go out for dinner, I just don’t have that thing. I will always wear no socks in be like, ‘F***, it’s freezing; what am I doing?'”

On whether she’d like to direct: “I want to direct movies. Sometimes I think, ‘God, I want to do that, I want to do that next.’ But then I work with someone who’s great at what they do and I think, ‘I’m not there yet.'”

On when she’s really happy: “In my car with the right friend – I like to drive and I love being in LA, it always feels like, ‘Ahhhhh.’ So I would say if the right song came on, windows down, that’s a great feeling. To just be excited to be moving, to be like, ‘Here we are.'”

On how she’d describe herself: “I don’t know. I was going to say that I really like what I do. I really love what I do. I think the most interesting part of me, literally, is what I do.”

06.02.12

Blake Lively For Elle US March 2012


I’m not sure what Blake Lively is currently promoting, apart from that gorgeous body and face of hers, but she has still managed to land yet another cover by gracing the March 2012 issue of ELLE US.

She looks simply sensational wearing a Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 dress on the cover which was shot by Tom Munro.

Looking through the rest of the editorial it becomes very clear why Blake was chosen for this issue as she dons many sporty looks by Isabel Marant, Michael Kors, Gucci and Alexander Wang.

In her interview she talks about not having a stylist (yes, yes, we know), the men in her life and much more.

The March issue will hit newsstands on February 14, or you can head over to Elle.com for more info.

On the men in her life: “I’ve had four boyfriends in my whole life. I’ve never been with anyone that’s not a boyfriend. If I spend time with a man, it’s because there’s somebody that I know well who has been a friend for a while.”

On not having a stylist: “When I’m going to an event, I’ll send Christian (Louboutin) a picture of my outfit and say, ‘What shoes do you think I should wear with this?’”Read More…

Gwyneth Paltrow For Elle US September 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow graces the cover of the Elle US September 2011 issue wearing the same Louis Vuitton black laser cut leather jacket we saw on Fergie recently.

The rest of her editorial which was shot by Carter Smith sees her wearing Christopher Kane and Tom Ford.

In her interview Gwynie talks about showing the world a different side of herself, sharing her personal care regimens, Beyonce’s advice for her and Gwyneth also makes a rare comment about her husband Chris Martin, divulging why they keep their marriage out of the spotlight.

The issue hits newsstands on August 16 or head to Elle.com to see more.

On showing the world a different side: “If you speak to my friends who’ve known me since I was four, they’ll say, ‘That is her.’ They always said to me, ‘You’re the dirtiest person in the world and so funny. Show the world that side of you.’ I felt guarded. I felt like if I really showed people more of me and I was still not accepted, then…Who cares. You just realize it doesn’t matter what people think of you.”Read More…

Gwen Stefani In Elle US May 2011

Gwen Stefani graces the cover of Elle US May 2011 issue, which focuses on women in music.

Dusan Reljin shot the beautiful singer and designer wearing Givenchy and Michael Kors.

Gwen shares that she takes much pride in her appearance, but she would never place herself in the same category as Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, as she thinks they are much sexier than her.

I totally disagree. Gwen is waaaay hotter than those two put together.

The Women in Music issue also features multiple female singers stars including Jennifer Hudson, Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Beyonce and Willow Smith.

Read more at Elle.com. The May issue hits newsstands April 12.

Here are some extracts from Gwen’s interview:

On writing hits: “I do! Why wouldn’t you want that many people listening to the songs that you wrote? There’s no way to go back after you have had it. So the intentions of even the solo records were always about trying to write those guilty-pleasure albums that just get in your head and you can’t get out. I’m not cool, I’m not into the B-sides. Prince, who is one of my idols, gave me some advice when I worked with him: “Have you ever just tried writing a hit? Like, don’t just try writing a song, try and write a hit song.” I remember him saying that and me thinking, Yeah, you’re right. Why would you write anything else?”Read More…

14.10.10

Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow & Hilary Swank For Elle US November 2010


For the Elle US November 2010 edition there are 3 cover stars.

Hilary Swank, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson appear in the magazine for the “Women In Hollywood” issue.

Photographed by Carter Smith, Kate looks stunning on cover wearing one of my favourite dresses from Marc Jacobs Resort 2011 collection which we’ve seen on Leighton Meester.

The magazine hits newstands on October 20, but here are some extracts from Kate’s interview.

On learning about parenting from her mom and dad: “My mom and dad had it figured out: They never worked at the same time, and they were very conscious of making anywhere we went feel like home. When you’re working, the hours are brutal, but when you’re not working, you have all the time in the world. That’s always a difficult balance.”

On the difficulty of finding good female roles: “They are — because in most male-driven vehicles, the female parts tend to be dispensable. I have faith that we can make female-driven films that are as interesting to men as they are to women.”

On filming Almost Famous: “One of my favorite experiences. One, because I love Cameron Crowe. And two, because it was just such a wonderful movie. The whole thing was overwhelming — in the best way.”

Which is your favourite cover?

I’m stuck between Hilary and Kate.

Credit: Elle.com & Style.com