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

10.07.12

Katy Perry For Vogue Italia July 2012

Even though she’s a natural blonde, normally we associate Katy Perry with long dark tresses.

For her Vogue Italia July 2012 editorial she’s barely recognizable wearing a platinum wig with pale skin and heavy black eye makeup.

In two pics she donned the Linda Farrow for Prabal Gurung sunglasses we’ve seen on Lady Gaga, which adds to the futuristic feel of the photo shoot.

My favourite shot is of her wearing the McQ Alexander McQueen dress with the visor from the mainline collection.

Other looks include her looking chic in Jil Sander, on all fours in Dsquared2 , donning head-to-toe pink in Comme des Garçons, sweet in Valentino, daring in sheer Dolce & Gabbana and sexy in Donna Karan; all styled by Francesco Carrozzini.

She talked to Vogue Italia about her docu-movie, her eclectic tastes and her style.

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

On showing her behind-the-scenes self in ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’: “I am not afraid to show the real me, the de-glamorized version, because I am not always the Katy Perry who is a bit cartoon-like that everyone relates to. That’s me on stage. But I like to show the entire spectrum of my personality. There are so many different Katy Perrys enclosed within one body, unfortunately.”

On her tastes being ‘eclectic’: “I like small boutiques, handmade garments, ornamental details. It all depends on how I am when I wake up. But, by and large, I like anything that is fun. One of my favorite American designers is Jeremy Scott: I adore him because he doesn’t play along, and I do the same.”

On where she gets her look: “I say this even if I may sound egocentric: they are my ideas. But, obviously, I am helped by a stylist, my friend Wujek.”

Credit: Vogue Italia