09.10.13

Alexa Chung For Flare November 2013

Alexa Chung Flare November 2013

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.”

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12.09.13

Kerry Washington For Flare October 2013

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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

03.09.13

Kerry Washington for Glamour US October 2013

Kerry Washington’s Glamour October Issue Cover-Shoot

I was so excited to see Kerry Washington – my favourite gal – looking beautiful on the cover of the October 2013 issue of Glamour US.

She was shot for the cover by Peggy Sirota wearing the same Dior Resort 2014 dress we’ve seen on Natalie Portman. The Emmy-nominated actress can be seen wearing very Olivia Pope-esque pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, yet more Dior and Louis Vuitton.

Kerry had much to talk about with the mag, what with her keeping her relationship with Nnamdi Asomugha a secret until they announced they were married, her hit show ‘Scandal’, which has all of America – and me here in London – hooked, and how she keeps her personal life private.

You can pick up this October issue when it hits newsstands September 10, or download the digital issue right now.

On her secret marriage to Nnamdi Asomugha: “I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold. I don’t want to sound smug about it… but the point is to do what’s best for me. I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me.”

On what is in Olivia Pope’s handbag: “Usually folders, pens, the phone on the show, and often a bottle of water to add a nice weight to the bag. And some panties in one episode!”

On keeping her personal life private: “I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life. I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine. But I couldn’t just turn around and say, ‘I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.’ So I just thought, ‘OK, no more.’”

Credit: Peggy Sirota for Glamour US

02.09.13

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Elle UK October 2013

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears Miu Miu while donning a platinum-blonde bobbed wig for the October issue of Elle UK, giving her a totally different look to the blonde bombshell vibe we usually get from her covers.

If it wasn’t for those gorgeous lips, she may have been unrecognisable.

Captured by Mariano Vivanco, the model-turned-actress wears a selection of pieces by Calvin Klein Collection, Céline and Chanel.

Rosie talks to Elle about everything from her relationship with actor Jason Statham to why models need thick skins at the start of their lonely careers.

On her relationship with Jason Statham: ‘Many models are in long-term relationships for stability. Admittedly, not always with great men, but it gives them something to come home to, something grounding. That’s how I see my relationship. Well, I see it in many ways but one of the most beautiful things is that I feel at home whenever I am in the world because of him.’

On starting out as a model: ‘I can see why people think models come across as a little cold. When you start out you’re so young you don’t have a voice. Everyone just tells you what to do and you can end up abroad in the middle of nowhere, with no one speaking English. It is very lonely. …You develop a thick skin to protect yourself. Now I am 26, when I come on a set, I can say what I think and my opinions are noted. I’ve grafted hard to be here.’

You can pick up the October issue of Elle UK featuring Rosie when it hits newsstands on Wednesday. To get you even more excited about it, check out her behind-the-scenes video, which has interviews with the photographer and hair and makeup artists, plus images of Rosie sporting a deep-berry lip colour, further magnifying those juicy plump lips.

Credit: Elle UK Facebook

30.08.13

Kate Bosworth for The Edit

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Kate Bosworth is the latest cover star for Net-A-Porter‘s digital magazine ‘The Edit’.

The great thing about the magazine is that if you would love to buy what the actress is wearing, you can shop it now or register your interest, instead of doing what I normally do with magazines, which is folding over the page with the intention of coming back to it, but then forgetting.

In Kate’s editorial, which was shot by Koray Birand, she wears new-season pieces from Lanvin, Miu Miu, Roksanda Ilincic, Dolce & Gabbana, Victoria Beckham, Gucci and Fendi.

Kate talks about life, love and her impending nuptials to movie director Michael Polish.

Here are some extracts from her interview. You can read the whole interview at ‘The Edit’.

On her fiancé Michael Polish: “There are so many things that just clicked for us. It’s like, what didn’t draw us together? It feels as if we have known each other our whole lives, even though he is 12 years older than me. But it feels like he’s been there every step of the way. And he is a great mentor to me, artistically.”

On her wedding dress: “There was no doubt about the designer, [but] there was a feeling of, ‘Do I dance around the bridal thing and wear a dress I could wear for the red carpet?’ But lately I’m all about coming out of my comfort zone and challenging myself, so I decided to embrace the moment. It has been a real discovery of that part of myself. I have never thought about it – the dress, the ring, any of it.”

On past relationships: “We’ve all experienced things that have brought us to where we need to be. I don’t have any doubts that the person I’m with is my life partner. Everything else I’ve experienced, it’s a part of my past. And that’s where it’s going to stay. Everybody’s moved on. I want to respect their privacy, and mine.”

Credit: Koray Birand for The Edit

13.08.13

Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue US September 2013

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It’s been a long time coming, but Jennifer Lawrence finally graces the cover of American Vogue for their coveted September 2013 issue wearing Calvin Klein.

The ‘Hunger Games’ heroine and Academy-Award-winning actress was captured by Mario Testino wearing Fall 2013 pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Rochas, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton. Surprisingly, no Dior.

In the mag, which hits newsstands August 20, Jennifer opens up about fans, saying that while she’s grateful for her opportunities she had trouble adjusting to the attention. She also talks about choosing to do Hunger Games, the paparazzi, and fame.

You can read more over at Vogue.com, or check out the extracts below.

On choosing to do the Hunger Games films: “When Winter’s Bone was getting nominated, I had only done indies, and suddenly I was introduced to this brand-new world where I didn’t feel like myself. I was in these weird gowns and listening to people talk about things I didn’t understand. And I remember reading that in the book and being like, Oh, my God, I know exactly what this feels like. I don’t know what it’s like to get ready for your death, but I do know what it’s like to be almost a puppet. And then when I was making the second film, I had become more acquainted with that world, and I think that’s something that Katniss experiences. She is different when she comes back. She does feel more comfortable in the Capitol; she understands the people more, and it’s not as eerie and scary and unfamiliar. She kind of knows how to work the system.”

On the paparazzi: “If I were just your average 23-year-old girl and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do. It makes no sense… I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it.”

On deciding to be an actress: “I know it sounds so stupid, but it was kind of like I finally found something people were telling me I was good at, which I had never heard, ever. And that was a big reason why my parents let me do this. One time, my mom was on the phone with my dad, saying, ‘We’re paying for therapy and all this medication, and we don’t need it when she’s here. She’s happy.’ ”

On fame: “It’s just that I’m still getting used to everything. It still makes me a little emotional, just to see how quickly everything kind of changes… that it changes so fast. So I’ve kind of been a big homebody lately. But I think eventually, one of these days, I guess when the next franchise starts and I’m not in it, and the new Jennifer Lawrence is born, then I’ll be able to go outside.”

Credit: Mario Testino for Vogue