03.07.14

Victoria Beckham for Vogue UK August 2014

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Victoria Beckham graces not one, but two covers for the August 2014 issue of Vogue UK, which was shot by Patrick Demarchelier in the English countryside.

Opting for a rustic look, the designer wears Prada and Chanel outfits.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

Having turned 40 this year and with the first flagship store opening soon, the designer has much to celebrate.

On turning 40: “I looked at it [turning 40] and said to myself, I have four incredible children, an incredible husband, a business that’s doing very well. I’ve worked hard and achieved a lot. I don’t think I could have achieved much more.”

On the support from her husband: “I couldn’t be where I am without David. He gives me the security and encouragement to do what I do. I do the same for him.”

On not having any regrets: “Well I wouldn’t do anything differently. I’ve always worked hard and had a lot of fun, so there’s nothing I would change.”

Victoria’s Vogue UK August 2014 issue hits newsstands on Monday, July 7.

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18.02.14

Rihanna For Vogue US March 2014

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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.”

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16.01.14

Lena Dunham For Vogue US February 2014

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Lena Dunham – the New Queen of Comedy, according to American Vogue – lands her first Vogue cover for the publication’s February 2014 issue, which hits newsstands January 28.

Looking slightly perturbed, the actress wears a red-and-white polka-dot Burberry Prorsum shirt and heavy sixties-style eye makeup on the cover, wearing Prada, Rochas, Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana for the rest of the editorial, shot by Annie Leibovitz.

She talks to Vogue about dating, her privacy, on being popular as a child and why ‘Girls’ is different from other shows.

Here are some extracts from her interview. Read more over at Vogue.com.

On ‘Girls’ being different from other shows: “There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality. Seeing somebody who looks like you having sex on television is a less comfortable experience than seeing somebody who looks like nobody you’ve ever met. Critics said, ‘That guy wouldn’t date that girl!’ It’s like, ‘Have you been out on the street lately?’ Everyone dates everyone, for lots of reasons we can’t understand. Sexuality isn’t a perfect puzzle, like, ‘He has a nice nose and she has a nice nose! She’s got great breasts and he’s got great calves! And so they’re going to live happily ever after in a house that was purchased with their modelling money!’ It’s a complicated thing. I want people ultimately, even if they’re disturbed by certain moments, to feel bolstered and normalized by the sex that’s on the show.”

On being a private person: “No one would describe me as a private person, but I actually really am. It’s important for me to have a lot of time alone, and to have a lot of time in my house by myself. My entire life sort of takes place between me and my dog, my books, and my boyfriend, and my private world. To me, privacy isn’t necessarily equated with secret-keeping. What’s private is my relationship with myself.”

On her young self: “I thought of myself as relatively unpopular. It wasn’t anybody’s fault—I didn’t go to high school with mean kids—but I didn’t feel part of it. . . I didn’t really start to feel like I had friends in a real way until I graduated from college and became engaged with the people I’d be engaged with professionally.”

Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

19.12.13

Cate Blanchett for Vogue US January 2014

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Cate Blanchett graces her fifth cover for American Vogue for the January 2014 issue.

The Australian actress was shot by Craig McDean ready for the new season wearing a printed top and pop-art bracelet from Celine’s Spring 2014 collection, with the rest of her editorial seeing her wearing Armani Prive, Michael Kors, Nina Ricci and Dolce & Gabbana.

She is tipped for another Oscar after a mesmerising performance in ‘Blue Jasmine’ and is starring in George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’.

On the possibility of leaving Hollywood, Cate said “I’m always threatening to give up acting. But then I get seduced back into it.”

She also shares with the mag, “I feel like I’m standing on the brink of something exciting.”

Having been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, and with an Oscar nomination most definitely on the horizon, is the actress predicting a clean sweep?

Credit: Craig McDean for Vogue

29.11.13

Victoria and David Beckham for Vogue Paris December-January 2014

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Victoria and David Beckham pose in a romantic embrace as they grace the two covers of the December-January 2014 issue of Vogue Paris, which were captured by Inez and Vinoodh.

The fashion designer guest edits the issue, opening up her festive family album of years past for the special Christmas issue.

While she normally works solo on her style career, I’m not mad she recruited her newly retired footballer husband for the exclusive spread.

Sporting a backcombed ‘do, the designer wears a black dress on one cover and green on the other, while hubby channels his inner James Bond in an impeccably cut tuxedo.

I think the shot of Victoria in the green dress is my favourite.

This issue hits newsstands in Paris on December 2.

Credit: Inez and Vinoodh for Vogue Paris

13.11.13

Jessica Chastain for Vogue US December 2013

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Two-time Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain covers the December 2013 issue of American Vogue, which is, surprisingly, her first cover for the mag.

Annie Leibovitz captures Jessica as she recreates classic paintings wearing Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Alexander McQueen. Even the cover is art-inspired as Jessica wears a yellow Theory by Theyskens gown evoking the image of Frederic Leighton’s famous ‘Flaming June’ painting.

She talks to Vogue about her life and how she’s very shy, and her best friend Jess Weixler talks about the star’s strong work ethic.

You can read some extracts below or go to Vogue.com. The December issue hits newsstands November 19.

On her life: “My life has gone, you know, a little wonderful and crazy.”

On her confidence: “I did not feel like a beautiful woman that people would kill each other for. Jessica – who I am in my personal life – I’m very shy, I feel very awkward, I don’t feel like a femme fatale at all.”

Jess Weixler, her best friend from Juilliard, on young Jessica: “She’s always been unbelievably focused. It used to drive the guys crazy. ‘Why won’t Jessica stay up late?’ There were a few times when I was like: I can’t believe she’s waking up on a Saturday to go to an extra class.”

Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue