16.10.12

Rihanna For Vogue US November 2012

Rihanna graces the November 2012 issue of American Vogue which is her second cover for the fashion bible, having been previously featured on the (much more exciting) April 2011 cover.

The singer was shot by Annie Leibovitz wearing a red Valentino Resort 2013 lace dress, with the rest of her editorial seeing her wearing looks by Dior Couture, Michael Kors and Rosamosario.

Rihanna tells Vogue how busy she’s been adding the finishing touches to her seventh studio album, ‘Unapologetic’, which is out on November 19.

She also talks about new hair, dating and where she stands with Chris Brown.

On her new pixie-cut hairstyle: “Spur of the moment. My hair was supposed to be down to my ass [at the VMAs].”

On dating: “I would love to go on a date. You don’t think that? I’m a woman. A young woman, vibrant, and I love to have fun. And I have too many vaginas around me at this point. Seriously, all I want is a guy to take me out and make me laugh for a good hour and take my ass back home. He doesn’t even have to come up. All I want is a conversation for an hour.”

On rumours she was doing cocaine at Coachella: “They knew it was marijuana. It was completely clear to them. I just thought it was uncalled for. I don’t do cocaine. I don’t like being associated with anything that’s untrue.”

On the “Birthday Cake” remix with Chris Brown: “I didn’t think it could be anything detrimental to my career. I was on a tour bus ride between two cities, listening to my album, thinking, Oooh, maybe I should make this into a duet. And I started coming up with a bunch of people, and his name crossed my mind. I thought, we haven’t made a song in so long together…it could be a little shocking.”

On the public’s fascination with her relationship with Chris: “I don’t know if people will stop soon, but I feel like as soon as they have closure to it, they will. … But they’re not on the inside. They can’t see what I see, unless they’re sitting in my point of view. I guess I’ll learn to accept that.”

Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

18.09.12

Keira Knightley For Vogue US October 2012

Keira Knightley looks as regal as ever on the cover of American Vogue’s October 2012 issue wearing Chanel Couture…of course…with her latest movie ‘Anna Karenina’ set to hit theatres with a limited release on November 16th.

The British beauty continues to stun in the rest of her editorial which sees her wearing yet another Chanel Couture gown, Dior Couture, Valentino Couture and costume from the Anna Karenina movie, designed by Jacquelin Durran and shot by Mario Testino.

Keira talks to the mag about everything from being a feminist, to wanting to do another theatre performance and her fiancé James Righton.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On being a feminist: “I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, ‘So you mean you are a feminist?’ As though feminism couldn’t be discussed unless we were making fun of it. I don’t want to deny my femininity, but would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.”

On wanting to do another live performance: “I’d love to do a new play. I think it works particularly well with period drama. The characters that you like will often say something directly about your own life choices.”

On accepting challenging on-screen roles: “I’m not really interested in the kinds of women who just take their clothes off or have a sex scene and then say something cool. I think a lot of people want to play heroic characters, and that’s it, but I don’t find that very compelling. It’s far more interesting to think about characters whose actions don’t always make sense.”

On her character Anna Karenina: “She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.”

On whether she’ll spend Christmas with her family or fiancé Jame Righton’s family: “I have no idea; it’s a massive question. My family was just four and very simple. Now all of a sudden it’s breaking into different parts. I cannot imagine my mother letting us go.”

Credit: Mario Testino for Vogue

04.09.12

Kristen Stewart For Vogue UK October 2012

With ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ due to hit cinemas on November 16, Kristen Stewart graces the cover of Vogue UK’s October 2012 issue wearing a Gucci ruffled floral-print silk wrap dress from the Fall 2012 collection.

The editorial shot by Mario Testino also sees the actress wearing a look from the Balenciaga, which is not surprising considering she is the face of the brand’s newest fragrance.

Kristen talks to Vogue about everything from going blonde for her new role to struggling to play it cool.

The October 2012 issue of Vogue UK featuring Kristen is due to go on sale Monday. Below are some extracts to whet your appetite.

On going blonde for her sexy new role in ‘On The Road’: “I feel like my whole body rejects it, but it was really important for the character. It was like learning an accent!”

On how she struggles to play it cool: “I know if you haven’t thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition. But, dude, honestly? I can’t. People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it. But, you know, I’m not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, ‘OK, I’m really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public?’ I wouldn’t know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can’t.”

On her empathy for the Beat generation: “There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardised version. It’s not necessarily a rebellious thing, it’s just who they are. That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I’m fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn’t even alive then. It’s the loyalty aspect of it all. I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.”

Credit: Vogue UK

09.08.12

Lady Gaga For Vogue US September 2012

Lady Gaga lands her second American Vogue cover, but this time it’s the coveted September 2012 issue.

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot Gaga for the cover, which was styled by Grace Coddington, donning a spectacular Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 purple mermaid gown.

The singer looks amazing on the cover, unrecognisable, but fierce nonetheless.

She talks to the magazine about her new fragrance, her ‘Born This Way Ball’ world tour, her meat dress and her music.

Be sure to check out this issue when it hits newsstands on August 14.

On her new signature scent: “The fragrance is called Fame. It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you.”

On dreaming up a ‘fortress’ that lets her dance 50 feet above the audience for her Born This Way Ball world tour: “I really wanted to break the mold of what modern touring is now.”

On the reinvention of the meat dress for her tour: “We were talking about putting the show together and I said, OK, what if I was someone’s grandma and I was going to a concert tonight. How would I know that it was a Gaga show? And we all just sort of looked at each other and said, ‘The meat dress.’”

On her music-making approach: “I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius’. I’d really like you to order a drink, maybe kiss the person you came with that evening, or rediscover something about your past that makes you feel even more brave.”

Credit: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue

23.07.12

Kerry Washington For Vogue Italia July 2012

Following the huge success of her hit TV series, ‘Scandal’, it’s no wonder Vogue Italia wanted to feature leading lady Kerry Washington for an editorial in their July 2012 issue.

Sporting a voluminous bouffant, and a sultry glare for her ‘60s style vintage glam shoot, the actress was captured by Mark Seliger wearing MaxMara, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Christian Dior, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana.

Known for her classy, elegant taste and impeccable personal style, Kerry looks stunning in these shots.

Kerry admits to the magazine that the haute couture side of things didn’t come naturally to her at first. She has since learnt to appreciate fashion as an art form and now fully embraces it as part of her chosen profession.

I have to say I’m surprised by this statement. She’s always come across as a natural to me.

16.07.12

Marion Cotillard Graces Three Covers For August 2012

This month you will not only see Emma Stone dominating the newsstand, but also Marion Cotillard who graces American Vogue, Vogue Paris, and Marie Claire UK for August 2012.

The French actress who stars alongside Anne Hathaway in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was shot by Peter Lindbergh for American Vogue wearing a navy-blue luxe Ralph Lauren blazer.

Mario Sorrenti captured her in smouldering beauty in a close-up shot for Vogue Paris who’s August issue is devoted entirely to Parisian women. It’s a shame they removed her beauty spot.

For Marie Claire UK, Marion wears a pink jacquard sleeveless peplum top which was shot by Daniel Gabbay.

All three covers are great, but I would have to pick Vogue Paris as my favourite. I don’t feel much of a wow factor from the other two.

Credit: Vogue & Marie Claire