04.02.13

Rachel Weisz for Harper’s Bazaar UK March 2013

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Rachel Weisz is the cover girl for the March 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK dressed in a Gucci Spring 2013 raspberry 60s-inspired frock with bell sleeves and a cinched belted waist.

The actress looks radiant in her eight-page feature, shot by David Slijper, wearing Ralph Lauren, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Fendi.

Having played Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East in ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’, Rachel talks exclusively to Harper’s Bazaar about her penchant for playing darker film roles. She also discusses family life, juggling work and how much she loves playing a bad girl.

The full interview appears in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK on sale Tuesday 5th February. Also available as a digital edition. Here are some extracts from her interview:

On playing Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East: “Because Evanora revels in her badness, she revels in Machiavellian-ness. I guess being bad is a lot of fun. I just watched ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ for the very first time in my life last week. It blew my mind. It’s one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever seen, it’s psychological horror isn’t it? Terrifying. I love Bette Davis.”

On unleashing herself in the film realm: “That’s what’s so great about acting, you’re not really responsible. I mean, I’m polite to everyone on set and I’m not a struggle to work with, but in terms of how you get to treat people, it’s carte blanche, because it’s fiction – no one’s really going to get hurt. And it’s a very joyful place to let go.”

Credit: David Slijper for Harper’s Bazaar UK

04.01.13

Jennifer Lopez for Harper’s Bazaar US February 2013

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Jennifer Lopez appears on two covers for the Harper’s Bazaar US February 2013 issue.

On the main cover the golden girl smoulders wearing a chainmail Paco Rabanne dress, while on the subscribers’ cover she strikes a fierce pose in a silver embellished Fendi dress (first worn by Anna Dello Russo) and Tom Ford bondage over-the-knee boots (first worn by Anne Hathaway).

Shot by Katjia Rawles, the singer also stuns in the same gold fringe Versace dress we’ve seen on Celine Dion, a white version of the Tom Ford dress we have already seen on Naomi Watts, and a yellow Balmain frock.

The busy mom of 4-year-old twins Max and Emme Anthony, who recent wrapped her ‘Dance Again’ world tour, will be back on the big screen in her latest movie, ‘Parker’, which will see her back on the red carpet again.

JLo speaks candidly about her lifestyle, her multifaceted career, and she also talks about her iconic Versace Grammy gown.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On her career: “I’m a singer. I’m a dancer. I’m a performer. I’m an actress. That’s what I’m supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person.”

On her beautiful life: “I like the whole idea of traveling, of looking good, and doing it well. I make it as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big. So I pack my luggage, or dress myself, or comb my kids’ hair, pick up their clothes – that makes our life beautiful, you know? There’s something very elegant in that.”

On her famous Versace Grammy Awards gown: “I have that at home. The other day, my housekeeper put it on a mannequin in my spa, where I get my hair and makeup done. She sent me a picture. She was like, ‘You like this dress?’ Um, yeah, but I don’t know if I like it out in the house.”

Credit: Katjia Rawles for Harper’s Bazaar

04.01.13

Anne Hathaway for Harper’s Bazaar UK February 2013

Anne Hathaway Harper's Bazaar February 2013

Anne Hathaway graces the cover of the February 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, which was shot by David Slijper, wearing a crystal-embellished Giorgio Armani strapless gown with DeBeers earrings and a Chanel white-gold and pearl bracelet.

Slijper also captures the ‘Les Mis’ beauty wearing an array of stunning pieces by Valentino (of course), Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen.

In the mag, Anne discusses finding blissful love after having her heart broken, her battle with her perceived image, prepping for ‘Les Mis’ and what it’s like to turn 30.

The full interview appears in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, which is on sale now.

Check out the extracts below.

On her marriage: “He walks into a room, and I light up. I can’t help it. A few days into it [filming ‘Les Misérables’] I said ‘I’m having too much fun. I just want to play with you and I need to be really sad right now.’ I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life.”

On her sex appeal: “I’m not Rihanna. I’m not cool. When people come to me in the street, they often want a hug not a photo, and they want that because they like my work. For a long time it was me and her [her manager] against the world. I was seen as this bizarre-world good-girl cartoon that I in no way identified with – very vanilla, very sweet, very accessible and not interesting. I had no grit, no sex appeal.”

On turning 30 years old: “It doesn’t help that the new crop of girls is so gorgeous and so 22 years old. But I’m excited about it.”

Credit: David Slijper for Harper’s Bazaar UK

04.12.12

Rita Ora for Harper’s Bazaar UK January 2013

Rita Ora appears in the January 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, of which Sienna Miller graces the cover.

The British singer, who is no doubt one of the breakout musicians of 2012, smoulders in her photoshoot wearing a Stella McCartney jumpsuit and Maison Martin Margiela jewels styled with her Alexander McQueen black-and-white tuxedo, channelling her inner tomboy.

In her interview, she addresses fame, her exaggerated style, and her debut album ‘ORA’, and she explains what it’s like to perform in front of 50,000 with Chris Martin.

See the full photoshoot and interview in the ‘Body Issue’ of Harper’s Bazaar, which is out now.

Here are some extracts from her interview:

On the music she listened to growing up: “Growing up I loved Beyoncé and Gwen Stefani because they were honest girls, but people always need a new role model relevant to them. I find it exciting that girls have really connected with me and my music and that I have the power to change someone’s life in three minutes, to wake them up.”

On performing with Chris Martin: “Performing in front of 50,000 people was such a great confidence-booster. Me and Chris Martin are similar onstage – we don’t do the same thing twice. It made me feel like I could take over the world.”

On her boy-girl style: “I love flamboyancy and glamour and elegance. I love that over-exaggerated style. I’m a boy girl. I love my trainers and mixing comfort with sleek, clean lines.”

On collaborating with her favourite British band, Mumford & Sons: “I would love to do a collaboration with them. Coming from the UK feels like the coolest thing in the world right now.”

Credit: Harper’s Bazaar UK

30.11.12

Sienna Miller For Harper’s Bazaar UK January 2013

New mum Sienna Miller graces the January 2013 cover of the Harper’s Bazaar UK edition wearing the peach pleated finale dress with oversized ruffles from the Chloe Spring 2013 collection.

David Slijper’s romantic, upbeat photoshoot also sees the British star wearing a green-and-ivory checked Louis Vuitton dress and a pretty Christopher Kane pink printed frock within her 11-page spread.

In her first interview since giving birth to her daughter Marlowe in July, she talked to Harper’s about throwing off her It-girl image, emerging as a woman in her own right, giving birth, her changed view of her body and the joy of life away from the long lens.

The issue also marks Sienna’s return to the screen, as she stars in the new BBC drama, ‘The Girl’, set to launch late December.

Full interview appears in the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK on sale Monday 3rd December, plus you can also check out the behind-the-scenes video of Sienna Miller’s cover shoot.

Here are some extracts from her interview:

On the joy of childbirth: “It’s still the most surreal thing, that you can create, that I grew this life inside my stomach, her eyeballs, everything – every little fibre. And I’d expected that she’d be this extension of me and I’d instantly understand who she was because she’d come from me, and then you realise that they are their own people entirely. Very connected to you, of course. But they’re their own person… It’s the best, the greatest thing in the world… I would do that day a million times again. I would do that day, every day. I loved it.”

On the change to her body after giving birth: “My body’s a completely different thing to me, it’s not mine – all the attachment to its flaws or any aesthetic attachment is gone. You understand what breasts are for; and I have such enormous respect for my body because of what it can do.”

On wanting to develop herself as a parent with fiancée, actor Tom Sturridge, before hiring a nanny: “It’s just been the three of us, which was amazing, and exhausting. We are going to get a nanny, but it felt important to first learn for myself who I was as a parent.”

Credit: David Slijper for Harper’s Bazaar UK

02.11.12

Marion Cotillard For Harper’s Bazaar UK December 2012

Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard, who was named ‘International Actor of the Year’ at Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards on Wednesday night, graces the cover of their December 2012 issue dressed in Dior and dazzling Tiffany & Co. jewels.

In the rest of her editorial Ben Hassett captured the beauty wearing luxurious gowns by Alexis Mabille, Marchesa and Armani Prive.

Marion talks to Harper’s Bazaar about motherhood, the importance of family and her love of British culture, in particular the series ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ and British rock. She also talks about her new movie ’Rust And Bone’ in which she plays the gritty role of a whale trainer, Stéphanie, who loses her legs in an accident and must battle to embrace love, life and sex.

The December issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which is on sale now and also available as a digital edition, is also dedicated to the winners of the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards, which were held in London earlier this week in association with Estée Lauder, Harrods and Tiffany & Co.

Here are some extracts from Marion’s interview.

On her love of British culture: “I think of England as music with fashion. You mix rock ‘n’ roll with everything, from royalty to punk to the bourgeoisie. Music-wise, you’re the best. David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Radiohead, the Beatles….”

On her highlight of 2012: “The return of Absolutely Fabulous. I’m a huge fan.”

On preparing for the role of Stéphanie in her new film, ‘Rust And Bone’: “Well, I mean, I love my job, but I’m not going to cut my legs off. Stéphanie loses her legs. It’s a shock. If she’d been without them for years, I would have worked differently. But I had to learn with her how it felt – that loss. How it changes her.”

On the challenge of acting: “[Being an actor is] like you’re this tightrope walker. Even if you know how to do it, you never know if you’re going to make it to the other side.”

On being a mother to 18-month-old Marcel, her son with French director, writer and actor Guillaume Canet: “Since having Marcel, every day of my life has been alight with him.”

On what’s next for the actress: “I don’t know what’s next because I don’t want to know.”

On finding happiness: “One of the things I have learned recently is that I have the ability to be happy. I have found that in my family. And that is a new thing. And that hasn’t always been the case for me – so I know how lucky I am.”

Credit: Ben Hassett, Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar