10.02.14

Kristen Stewart For Marie Claire US March 2014

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

07.02.14

Imogen Poots for Flare March 2014

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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

05.02.14

Vanity Fair’s Annual Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair March 2014

Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue – shot by Annie Leibovitz – features a mix of up-and-comers plus the old guard of Hollywood which includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Idris Elba, George Clooney, Michael B. Jordan, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Margot Robbie and Lea Seydoux.

I’m excited to see more diversity on this cover, although perhaps George Clooney should’ve sat this one out considering his bit part in ‘Gravity'; his space could’ve been taken by another up-and-comer or someone who has had a stellar year, like Amy Adams.

My eye immediately goes to Lupita, who looks sensational in the gold liquid Calvin Klein gown (previous worn by Diane Kruger) looking like an Oscar statue; as for the fellas, I love the unified tuxs and white bow-tie combos.

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Credit: Vanity Fair

04.02.14

Emma Watson For Wonderland Magazine February-March 2014

Emma Watson For Wonderland Magazine February-March 2014

Emma Watson not only graced two covers for the February-March edition of Wonderland Magazine, but she was also guest editor.

The British actress donned a yellow crystal-embellished Prada dress with a pompadour ‘do on one cover and a Dolce & Gabbana dress on the other, this time sporting tousled tresses with a tiara.

Emma’s interpretations of the covers are “Afro Prada Bruiser or Elf Alien Queen. Your pick”, which she tweeted to her followers last week.

The publication hits stores on February 7th in the UK. Which one would you pick up? I think I will go with ‘Afro Prada Bruiser’.

Credit: Wonderland

03.02.14

Miley Cyrus for W Magazine March 2014

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Miley Cyrus is laid bare and unrecognisable for W Magazine’s March 2014 issue, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, wearing nothing but a selection of rings and a pout.

The rest of her editorial sees her just a bit more covered up, sporting a Yoncé wet-look blonde lob (long bob) and wearing Alexander McQueen, the same leather Balmain jumpsuit we’ve already seen on Rihanna.

Interviewed by Ronan Farrow, Woody Allen’s biological son, the singer discusses her new image as a way of breaking out of the ‘pretty girl’ mould, her parents, and the criticisms of her performances.

Read more over at WMagazine.com or read the extracts below.

On the media in 2014: “I think with, like, Instagram, Twitter, whatever, everyone is a paparazzi now. How scary is that? Like, you’re never safe. Even ordinary people, just think they can, like, talk about you like they know you. Especially because I grew up in it, and like you grew up in it, too, there’s a sense of entitlement.”

On her parents: “I never had, like, a nanny that took care of me. My mom always fed me breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My dad, like, he’s the most trusting human in the world. He trusts everybody, basically, until they fu*k him over. And my mom, too, holds no grudges. She’ll let someone, like, fu*k her over twice, and then she’ll let it go, and then she kind of forgets about it. And I used to be like that. And now I just keep it in the back of my mind.”

On all her criticism: “I don’t give a sh*t. I’m not Disney, where they have, like, an Asian girl, a black girl, and a white girl, to be politically correct, and, like, everyone has bright-colored T-shirts. You know, it’s like, I’m not making any kind of statement. Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.”

Credit: W Magazine

31.01.14

Lily Allen for Elle UK March 2014

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Lily Allen is the March 2014 cover girl for Elle UK. She graces the cover, shot by David Vasiljevic, wearing the same Miu Miu dress we’ve seen on Lupita Nyong’o; she also wears Spring 2014 looks from Michael van der Ham and Roland Mouret.

It appears that her comeback is set to upset the masses, with her singing her version of the truth as she remains an unapologetic spitfire who apparently has her bit to say about everything from feminism and motherhood, to Beyonce and the pressure on women to conform.

Elle’s March 2014 issue is on newsstands now. Below are some extracts.

On the pressure to be perfect: “Of course I’d rather look like Kate Moss than look like myself”, she admits. “I wish I didn’t feel like that, and I think the reason we feel like that is because of the imagery we’re fed all the time. Women are still expected, in some weird way, to kind of… sit there and look pretty. And not talk.”

On fame: “I don’t want to be a famous person. But [with] the nature of the industry, when I have an album to promote, I do want to be famous. I want people to buy it! And I want them to go to my shows. That’s how it works. I think of myself as a product in that sense. But I don’t want that frenzy. I think it’s weird for children to grow up around that.”

On coming back to music after her threats to retire from the music industry: By the end, I was physically and mentally exhausted and really pissed off”, she said. “This was pre-phone hacking scandal, so those lines hadn’t been drawn. People just didn’t give a shit, and there weren’t any barriers. I did feel at that time that I wanted to leave and never come back. But I’m not the sort of person who can sit at home and look after [children] all day… there was a void. I’m a creative person, I like to speak my mind. Making music is the perfect vehicle for that”.

Credit: Elle UK