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

01.11.12

Bérénice Marlohe For Harper’s Bazaar Español November 2012

Bérénice Marlohe graces the cover November 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Español.

The French actress was captured by Benjamin Kanarek on location at the Hotel De Crillon in Paris wearing stunning creations by Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alaia, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin and Alexandre Vauthier.

I still feel like many of you aren’t so impressed with the latest Bond girl on the red carpet, so how does the editorial fare?

Bérénice will be taking to the red carpet on Monday with her ‘SkyFall’ co-stars for the New York premiere.

Credit: Benjamin Kanarek

08.08.12

Gwen Stefani For Harper’s Bazaar September 2012

Gwen Stefani rocks an Alexis Mabille Couture floral headpiece and a Jil Sander gown on the cover of US Harper’s Bazaar September issue, which was shot by Terry Richardson.

The mag gives Gwen a mini makeover by swapping her signature red lip colour for a hot-pink hue.

In her editorial, which sees her wearing only pink and black looks, my favourite is the frothy pink Alexander McQueen gown, which has to have a red carpet moment. The singer also wears The Row, DVF, Vera Wang and Versace.

Gwen opened up about her personal life, being a working mum, her style and the secret to her envied six-pack abs.

On her style: “I’ve always been a girl who loves to dress up … I already put my makeup on twice today: I put it on to take my kid to school, and then I went home, washed my face, and put it on again to have lunch with you. I like to make my husband like me more, and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”

On staying fit: “I hate talking about my body [all the time]; it’s ridiculous. There is no secret: you just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself! But it’s more for my brain than it is for my body. I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused.”

On motherhood: “It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done – by far.”

On fame and gossip: “That someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesn’t bother me. It’s like water off a duck’s back. None of that stuff matters. There’s something in me, being this passive person, that those kinds of things don’t upset me. I know they can say anything; they can just make something up. But what are you going to do? It’s not part of my reality, so it’s okay.”

Credit: Harper’s Bazaar

01.08.12

Keira Knightley For Harper’s Bazaar UK September 2012

Keira Knightley graces the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK wearing Chanel, of course.

The Hollywood A-lister and face of Chanel perfume ‘Mademoiselle’, was shot by Ellen Von Unwerth across an 11 page spread which sees the actress channel a bewitching look dressed in gothic inspired creations from Gucci, Lanvin, Chanel, Balenciaga and L’Wren Scott.

Keira talks to the mag about Karl Lagerfeld, coming into her own after turning 25 and her admiration for ‘Anna Karenina’ co-stars Jude Law and Aaron Johnson.

Below are some extracts from her interview, but be sure to pick up this issue to see Keira’s full editorial and interview when the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar goes on sale Thursday 2nd August, plus it is also available as digital edition.

On feeling more comfortable with life after turning 25: “I hated late teens, I hated early twenties, all of that, I think a lot of people do. Possibly I think I’m one of those people that always would have done and it didn’t really matter where I was in life. But I was totally uncomfortable in everything. And all of a sudden 25 hit, and I was like, ‘Ah, I think I’m all right’. And actually after 25 it’s been pretty good. I definitely feel like I’ve been around the block a couple of times, and that’s great.”Read More…