Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Solange Knowles Harpers Baazar

Solange Knowles is living her life out loud and in technicolour for an editorial for shot by Julia Noni for Harper’s Bazaar US.

Fashion editor Joanna Hillman tapped into the star’s love for colour in her editorial, which sees Solange wearing Chanel with a pair of Jeremy Scott by Linda Farrow sunnies that I have to own, as well as Moschino, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.

Solange is a successful recording artist with her own label, an art director, and a creative consultant for Puma, all while becoming a fashion icon with a style all of her own.

You can call her a tastemaker, but in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar she shared how she hasn’t completely come to terms with being labelled as such, saying ”I’ve always had an annoying relationship with the term ‘tastemaker,’ but it’s been a defining part of my career for the past couple of years.”

Solange talked to the magazine about her journey in the music industry, dating losers and divorce. Here are some extracts. You can read the rest over at HarpersBazaar.com.

On her personal style: “You can pull images of me from seven to 14 years ago and I was absolutely nuts. I have always been drawn to interesting pieces and colours, but I didn’t quite know how to limit myself and make those statement pieces work. I had to stabilize our lives and stay in one place. It sounds silly, I know, but having space for my clothes made a huge difference. I was able to get organized, free myself of clutter, and develop a style that felt like me.”

On following in Beyonce’s footsteps: “My parents constantly tried to talk me out of being an artist. They had gone through the whole journey with my sister and just wanted me to have a normal teenage life.”

On her love life: “Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while,” she says, adding wryly “It’s a fucked-up thing—without conflict it’s a lot harder to write interesting songs.”

Credit: Julia Noni for Harper’s Baazar US

Zoe Saldana For Net-A-Porter's THE EDIT

THE EDIT features actress Zoe Saldana on the cover in this season’s beautiful pieces featuring an Alexander McQueen dress and bag by Nina Ricci.

In an exclusive interview, Craig McLean talks to Saldana about life beyond her dazzling acting career and her personal life, which she keeps far from public view.

Currently filming in Paris where THE EDIT meets her, Saldana is working on a two-part mini-series remake of classic horror ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ for her new production company, which she runs with her two sisters.

As a businesswoman as well as an actress, it’s clear her new role has kept her busy: “I’ve been an active person my whole life. The past year has been the only time in my life that I haven’t been to the gym.”

Embracing her role as a wife now too, last summer Saldana briefly escaped the five-month ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ shoot (out this summer) in Surrey, England to marry her Italian husband, artist Marco Perego nearby: “I’m not a private person, but I am discreet. So it felt right.”

Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder when she was a child, her condition explains her drive, myriad expressions and her concurrent projects. Saldana isn’t fazed by it though: “I don’t care what people think”, she says cheerfully. “I wish I did, maybe I would be at a different place in my life, but I don’t care. I can’t fake it. I follow my heart, my friends’ advice, a song, a poem.”

On whether her condition affects her acting career: “I have ADD, I am a Gemini and I get bored quickly. So my next challenge is to direct, because I am getting tired of the frustration of being just a particle in the whole telling of the story. I want to be more. I want to be in there from its conception.”

On her exciting red carpet style: “I don’t care what people think. If I did, I’d be at a different place in life, but I don’t. I can’t fake it. I follow my heart or my friend’s advice. Petra Flannery, my stylist, is a paramount when it comes to my fashion radar. She pushes me to evolve.”

On her new diet: “I’ve been an active person my whole life. The past year has been the only time in my life that I haven’t been to the gym. I’ve been lazy instead of training for something and pushing myself. [I don't go to the gym] because I am trying to be skinny. I just like to know how much endurance I have. But this past year I’ve let myself go. I’ve been eating a lot of Chinese, pasta, rice, beans…”

Credit: Matteo Montanari for THE EDIT

Ad Between Posts

VOGUE HAS REQUESTED THE IMAGES BE REMOVED

Rihanna graces her third American Vogue cover, landing the coveted March issue which was photographed by David Sims.

Sporting a pixie cut, the singer wears a Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 beaded sheer top and embellished jeans on the cover, with the rest of her editorial seeing her wearing a selection of Spring 2014 looks from Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Versace, Maison Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein, for which she dons a white wig.

She talks to the mag about being famous, experimenting with men’s clothing, being rebellious, Instagram, her painful fashion choices and moving to New York.

You can read more, and see the rest of her editiorial over at Vogue.com.

On being famous: “I never wanted to be famous. I just wanted my music to be heard all over the world.”

On experimenting with men’s clothing: “When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn’t want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor. All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts.”

On being rebellious: “I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against society’s tight lane, and I’m aware of that sometimes. It might not be fitting with the norm, but that’s OK for me.”

On Instagram: “Instagram is my way of communicating to the world. When I’m on tour, I keep fans in the loop. I don’t really think about it too much. Literally, I can be sitting in a car and be bored, so I do a selfie just because I’m bored. Or if my dog is running around in circles and I think that’s funny, I put it on Instagram. I follow girls from the Middle East. It gives you ideas.”

On painful fashion choices: “It’s not about pain. It’s about the commitment. I say to myself, ‘I want to look like this,’ and worry about the pain later. I’ve had nights I had to tiptoe home and the balls of my feet wouldn’t even allow me to stand.”

On moving to New York full time: “I’ve downsized. I want a smaller closet. I want simpler. I want to just take it back to what’s important.”

Credit: Getty

Victoria-Beckham-Allure-March-2014

Victoria Beckham graces the cover of Allure’s March 2014 issue, shot by Alexi Lubomirski, on which she has been given a more masculine look.

Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created Victoria’s look, which she described as ‘hauntingly romantic’.

The fashion designer talks to the mag about her time in LA, her husband David, and her fashion line and the Spice Girls.

The issue hits newsstands on February 25. Go to Allure.com to see Victoria’s editorial.

On her breasts:
“I don’t have them anymore. I think I may have purchased them.”

On her husband, David Beckham: “[He] is the most wonderful man I have ever met. He’s a fantastic father. He’s incredibly talented, a wonderful husband. I supported him for many years, and he’s proud of me. He supports me. We’re very equal at home.”

On moving to the US: “Living in America for six years was the happiest I think I’ve ever been. Yeah, it was much more accepting for a woman to have a career, as well as a man. And I loved it.”

On the Spice Girls giving her confidence: “I think what gave me confidence in myself was meeting the other girls. We always said we were all like rejects in our own way. We had to work hard, and they helped me accept me for who I was.”

Credit: Alexi Lubomirski for Allure

MORE FROM RED CARPET FASHION AWARDS:

Posted by Catherine Kallon on February 18th, 2014 In: Allure, Magazines, Victoria Beckham

Kristen Stewart For Marie Claire US March 2014

Kristen Stewart graces the cover of the Marie Claire US March 2014 issue – which was shot by Tesh – wearing an Emilio Pucci colourful beaded frock.

The ‘Twilight’ star wears Saint Laurent, Balmain, Louis Vuitton and Giambattista Valli in her editorial, opening up to the magazine about love and her relationships, almost quitting acting aged 9, drugs, and being judged.

Here are some extracts. You can read more over at MarieClaire.com.

On almost quitting acting at age 9: “I auditioned for a year before I got anything, and I told my mom I was kind of over it. I was like, ‘I don’t want to make you drive around L.A. anymore. If it’s not happening, it’s not worth it.’ They thought I looked like a boy. I didn’t think it was going to pan out, and then literally that day, I got The Safety of Objects, which was my first movie.”

On directing aspirations: “The idea of making a movie scares me because I want it to be amazing. If people watch it, I don’t want, ‘Oh, how nice, her first little directorial debut.’ I want it to be, ‘Boom!’”

On her M.O.: “I’m kind of, like, an extremist. I really don’t want to be working unless I’m bleeding it. And if I’m not working, then don’t ever try to make a plan with me.”

On being judged as a peril of fame: “I stand by every mistake I’ve ever made, so judge away.”

On being less inhibited: “I was always like, ‘If you put too many walls up, you can’t see. You’re limiting your life so drastically and in a sad way.’ So I always used to say, ‘I’m not putting up any walls, I’m trying to break them down,’ and it seemed kind of defensive—it was definitely coming from that place. But now I’m actually maintaining like I don’t live in a fortress.”

On drugs: “I’m such a control freak. I’m glad I grew up in this era because I think if I grew up in my parents’ age of drugs and discovery and crazy shit, I don’t think I would do drugs well.”

On falling in love: “You don’t know who you will fall in love with. You just don’t. You don’t control it. Some people have certain things, like, ‘That’s what I’m going for,’ and I have a subjective version of that. I don’t pressure myself… If you fall in love with someone, you want to own them – but really, why would you want that? You want them to be what you love. I’m much too young to even have an answer for that question.”

On her haters: “I stand by every mistake I’ve ever made. So judge away.”

Credit: Marie Claire

FLR03_cover

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




Connect with Us

Connect with the RCFA

Sign Up for email
  • Aug

    10

    Teen Choice Awards

  • Aug

    7

    ‘Doctor Who’ London Premiere

  • Aug

    7

    ‘Two Days, One Night’ London Premiere

  • Aug

    6

    ‘The Maids’ Opening Night

  • Aug

    6

    ‘The Rover’ London Premiere

  • Aug

    5

    ‘Frank’ New York Premiere

  • Aug

    4

    ‘What If’ New York Premiere

  • Aug

    4

    ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ New York Premiere

  • Aug

    4

    ‘God’s Pocket’ London Premiere

  • Aug

    4

    ‘The Expendables 3′ London Premiere

  • Aug

    3

    ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ LA Premiere

  • Jul

    30

    2014 Lexus Short Film Series LA premiere