Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Chloe Grace Moretz graces the September 2014 issue of Canadian magazine Flare – which is set to hit newsstands on August 11th and was shot by Nino Muñoz – wearing a Gucci Fall 2014 leather dress with a crystal-accented bib.

The rest of her editorial sees the blonde starlet wearing more fall fashions from the likes of Gucci, Paco Rabanne and Louis Vuitton.

Seeming very mature for her tender 17 years, the actress shares her views on dating, her fashion credo, how she chooses her projects and her ambitious attitude.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On her dating fears: “It’s a tough age to fall in love: people change so quickly… I don’t want to have to feel like I have to watch my step, ’cause I’m 17 and I shouldn’t have to… [To my friends] I’m like, ‘Dude, you’re wasting away your entire high-school years, and now you’re going to waste away your college years. You’re going to spend your entire life in a relationship and then you’re going to get married… and then you’re dead! So you lived your life in a relationship!’ That’s not my style.”

On how the paparazzi never discover who she’s actually dating: “When you’re with someone who’s just your friend, then they take photos, but when you’re out with your boyfriend, they never find out. It’s like, ‘You guys are so dumb; you’re missing your opportunity!’”

On her fashion credo: “Just put me in whatever is fun and interesting, things that I won’t be able to wear when I’m 30.”

On the judgmental nature of the fashion world: “People say don’t judge a book by its cover, but if someone wears a crazy outfit, they’re automatically a crazy person. If you wear a tame outfit, you’re automatically a prude… You can be whoever you want through what you wear.”

On how she chooses her projects: “Only do a movie if you’d do it for free.”

On her ambitious attitude: “I’m very driven in what I do. I’m good in my business, I can talk that all day long. It’s the same when I’m acting. There’s no barriers.”

Credit: Flare

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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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Imogen Poots graces the March 2014 cover for Flare Canada. With the cover story being ‘Find Your Prints’, it’s not surprising that the actress wears prints throughout her editorial.

On the cover she wears a Jil Sander dress with Alexander Wang shoes, with the rest of her editorial seeing her wear Miu Miu, Aquilano.Rimondi, Opening Ceremony, Louise Goldin and Honor.

The ‘That Awkward Moment’ star talks to the mag about finding her calling, turning down girlfriend roles, her hero Jennifer Lawrence and her fashion icon Courtney Love, which now explains a lot about Imogen’s style.

What Zac Efron has to say about her: “Scenes with Imogen were special because they felt effortless. She has this playful side that brings out the best in everyone around her. I often made an ass of myself just to hear her laugh. She has no idea how great she is.”

On finding her calling in life: “All these actors ‘knew’ at age three. ‘I shat my pants, but I knew I wanted to be an actor.’ For me, it was just a silent recognition that I wanted to do it; it wasn’t something I was very loud about, ever.”

On turning down “the girlfriend” roles: “It’s when a role simply becomes a device that it gets disappointing. I was talking to one director about the girl in his film, and I said, ‘I think it’d be interesting to explore this,’ and, ‘Does she make this choice because of that?’ And he said [puts on a strong nasal American accent], ‘Look, she’s just gotta be hot, OK?’ And I remember walking out of there and being like, ‘I’m not gonna do that.’”

On her co-star and close friend Aaron Paul: “He’s the antithesis of Jesse in Breaking Bad, thank goodness. But also it’s his ability to be so versatile.”

On her fashion icon, Courtney Love: “The other day, when I was leaving the house for a party in this slip dress with these red lips and my hair all crazy, someone said [puts on American accent], ‘I dunno, it’s all a bit Courtney Love.’ And I was like, ‘Awesome, that’s perfect! See you later!’”

On the LA party scene: “You can dip in and out—have a good time when you want to—but it’s not real. It’s not there in the morning, none of it. It’s a shame to exist purely on the pulse of the party.”

On her love of New York: “I fell in love with it. Walking around just feels so cinematic. I find the aristocratic parts of London so unattractive and angular; the architecture is so white and gated. But in New York, it’s different—even uptown it’s really grand, and there’s no real segregation there. It’s all mixed up.”

On her hero, Jennifer Lawrence: “There’s a sense of lightness to her. By the look of it, she’s not trying. You can tell when someone is putting on a role. If someone really believes in what they’re saying, it’s quite hard to find cracks.”

On choosing the right roles: “It’s difficult when you’re just starting out, because you want to experience something. With That Awkward Moment, you could argue I’m just playing the girlfriend of Zac Efron, but the director was such a creative force and let me make her my own. I loved being part of something that felt so relevant and fresh.”

Credit: Flare Magazine

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Zoe Saldana was captured by James White for the cover of Flare Magazine’s January 2014 issue wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier trench, Salvatore Ferragamo top, Jason Wu skirt and hot pants, plus B Brian Atwood heels.

The ‘Nina’ star talks to the Canadian mag about her no-regrets policy about portraying Nina Simone, the challenges of male-dominated sets, the power of women today, not caring what anyone says about her, and her secret softer side.

On the power of women today: “Women aren’t wimpy. They don’t complain all the time. They can open up jars! They can fucking save the day! They can support their whole family. They can support their men. Half of my friends make more money than their male partners.”

On life lessons: “You have to learn from your experiences. I’ve been in compromising circumstances, and I wish I’d had the strength that I have now because I would have protected myself better. I would have stood up for myself better. Women are challenged every day and are sometimes encouraged to objectify themselves. And it hurts.”

On not caring what anyone says about her: “There’s nothing anybody can say or think about me that I will give a shit about. Honestly.”

On her secret soft side: “It’s so funny: the characters I played in ‘Columbiana’ and ‘Avatar’, on the surface, there’s what appears to be strength, but it’s sugar-coating an immense vulnerability. I am tough, but I’m also a very vulnerable person. I trust everyone. For many years I thought, I need to stop being this way, but no, I just need to learn from it.”

On the challenge of male-dominated sets: “You’d see all the boys together, and they’re discussing the scene and what’s going to happen. You just go, ‘yeah, but…’ and they say, ‘oh, but we already discussed that’”. In these instances, Zoe has no problem saying “‘I understand everything you’re saying, but these are the terms we agreed on, and that is why I got on a plane and came out here, and I decided to have your back, and now I don’t feel like you’re having my back. This character is invisible. She’s completely irrelevant, and she should be more. ’”

On her no-regrets policy about ‘Nina’: “At the end of the day, no matter how the movie is received, I’m not going to regret anything.”

Credit: James White for Flare

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Alexa Chung graces the cover of Flare’s November 2013 issue, shot by Jason Kim, wearing an Erdem lace-accented magenta dress with black Ralph Lauren Collection heels.
In the rest of her editorial she wears J Crew, Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and in one shot she dons the Valentino T-bar pumps that were the fashion pack’s favourite during Fashion Week.

The Brit TV host and model drops the F bomb a few times when opening up to the mag about everything from dating in New York City to her love life and her upcoming 30th birthday.

Here are a few extracts from her interview.

On dating in New York City: “There’s a richness of incredibly intelligent, talented and f*cking interesting women in New York and far fewer men… I’m always helping out girlfriends and then I’m wondering, who’s going to look after me? But it’s because I seem like I have my shit together. That’s not necessarily the case.”

On her love life: “I’m a serial monogamist. I can’t just casually sleep with boys. It’s just not for me. Call me old-fashioned. I don’t sleep with people I don’t find interesting, or whose brain isn’t the main turn-on for me. It’s not like I just get all, ‘Oh, he’s fit.’ It’s often there’s a deeper connection, so it just means it lasts a bit longer.”

On her type: “Rock stars! It’s becoming a f*cking joke at this point.” Read more…

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‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington graces her second October issue, this time for Canada’s Flare Magazine.

She looks beautiful wearing a pink polka-dot coat and yellow polka-dot scarf from Miu Miu’s Fall collection with sexy stockings and white Christian Louboutin pumps on the cover shot by Ruven Afanador.

The photographer also captures Kerry wearing Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Martin Margiela and Dior, while talk turns to fashion, childhood ambition, the love of acting, and why fans of ‘Scandal’ find themselves uncomfortable rooting for the mistress.

Here are some extracts from her interview. You can read more over at Flare.com.

On rooting for the mistress: “A lot of people have had an affair. Most people haven’t had an affair with the president of the United States. But they can relate to it… I had girlfriends calling me from week three [of Scandal] going, ‘I’m really uncomfortable. Why am I rooting for the mistress? I’m a married woman!’ And I would say, ‘It’s OK, it’s OK.’ … There are some ways you want to be Olivia Pope and some ways you want to do a major intervention for her.”

On her love of fashion: “The red carpet is good marketing. When you work so hard, you should stand behind the project in a way that magnetizes people. So I, like a good, only-child student, studied fashion and decided I was going to play that game, and fell in love with it, and with the artists and designers.”

On childhood ambitions: “I didn’t think I would do this for a living—because I didn’t know anybody who did. I come from an academic family, so I figured I would have a real job.”

On Olivia’s bad behaviour in season two: “I was like, [wailing] ‘I just don’t know how we’re gonna do this!’  I had just gotten back from the Democratic National Convention, where I’d done this speech about the importance of voter inclusivity and democracy and ‘We the People,’ and I come back and my character is spitting in the face of all of that.”

On the challenge of being an only child: “You feel like the pressure’s on you to live up to all of the dreams and expectations, because you’re it.”

On why she loves acting: “I love those moments that are few and far between, where you’re so deeply, deeply invested in an imaginary world that you truly forget yourself for a little while, and the only reality that exists is the reality of that scene. That’s like drugs to me,” she says. “And it is hard to find that high, but that’s what you work for.”

Credit: Ruven Afanador for Flare




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