18.03.14

Amanda Seyfried For W Magazine April 2014

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Amanda Seyfried graces the cover of W magazine’s April 2014 issue – which was shot by Craig McDean – wearing a black-and-white Chanel swimsuit.

Lounging around in a selection of swimsuits by Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana – each, strangely, with a pair of cowboy boots – her smouldering cat-eyes and hot-fuchsia lip stand out more than her two-piece wardrobe. See the full editorial here.

The ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ actress talks about her recent vacation, kissing Megan Fox, presenting at the Oscars with Miley Cyrus, fame and her dog.
You can read more over at Wmagazine.com.

On her recent vacation: “I was at a resort, and I thought, I should be loving this—but I wasn’t getting anything done, and that terrified me. When I feel like I’m not accomplishing something, I feel like I failed the day. I guess I missed work.”

On kissing Megan Fox for Jennifer’s Body: “We kissed really well together. We have similar kissing styles! If I watch the scene, it’s actually really sexy… We got it done for the masses, and, sadly, the masses didn’t show up.”

On presenting at the Oscars with Miley Cyrus: “I have all these odd chapters. I do recall that both Miley and I were very nervous. And I also recall being backstage afterward, which was wonderful. At that point, the attention is no longer on you, and you suddenly feel like a princess. The magic of Hollywood hits me at odd, unexpected moments.”

On her fame: “It may be that I’m older, and it may be that social media is everywhere now. I don’t think I was really famous until last year—and I felt like no one paid much attention to what I was doing. That was good. But Les Mis was an international hit, and that changed things. Before, I was a little more anonymous.”

On her beloved dog Finn: “When I landed in Korea recently, there were people holding up pictures of Finn. In the past year, people just learned how to pronounce my last name correctly, but they all know everything about my dog.”

Credit: Craig McDean for WMagazine

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

10.01.14

W Magazine’s Movie Issue

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W magazine’s ‘Movie’ issue features six different covers chronicling the best films and performances of 2013, including Amy Adams, Oprah, Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Lawrence (in Dolce & Gabbana), Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey, all of which were captured by Juergen Teller.

The surprising thing about these covers is that Jennifer doesn’t appear to be wearing Dior; that honour was bestowed upon Lupita.

Jennifer shared with the mag that moment when she fell at the 2013 Oscars, saying “I was at the Oscars, waiting to hear if my name was called, and I kept thinking, ‘Cakewalk, cakewalk, cakewalk’. I thought, ‘Why is ‘cakewalk’ stuck in my head? ’ And then, as I started to walk up the stairs and the fabric from my dress tucked under my feet, I realized my stylist had told me ‘Kick, walk, kick, walk.’ You are supposed to kick the dress out while you walk, and I totally forgot because I was thinking about cake! And that’s why I fell”.

Which cover will you be picking up?

Credit: Juergen Teller for W

10.07.13

Jennifer Lopez for W Magazine August 2013

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With her hair in a darker hue than we are used to seeing, Jennifer Lopez donned a long-sleeved Gucci gown in a black net tulle with a heaven’s bird embroidered motif from the Fall 2013 collection for her W magazine August 2013 cover.

She talks to the mag about growing up in the Bronx, her relationship with her mother, and parenting.

Here are some extracts from her interview. You can read more over at wmagazine.com or pick up the issue when it hits newstands July 16.

On being close to her childhood home in the Bronx for the interview: “The last time I was in there was when my mom and dad called us home to tell us they were separating after 33 years of marriage. I think that’s why I was nervous about coming here today. It’s like seeing someone from the past – you’re afraid to run into them because you never know if it’s going to be ‘wow’ or very difficult. This is a combination of both.”

On her and her mother’s relationship: “My mom and I butted heads. I didn’t want to go to college – I wanted to try dance full-time. I was homeless. But I told her ‘This is what I have to do.’”

On parenting her kids Max and Emme: “I think a lot about teaching my kids to work hard. I’ve learned something about kids – they don’t do what you say; they do what you do. I watched my parents.”

Credit: W magazine

07.06.13

Emma Watson for W Magazine June/July 2013

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Emma Watson looks very grown up and gorgeous on the cover of W magazine’s June/July 2013 issue wearing a Louis Vuitton grey jacket with floral appliqués which was shot by Michael Thompson and style by the brilliant Edward Enninful.

The 23-year-old actress, who has seemingly made her transition from child actress to a adult star, was also captured wearing Chanel, Erdem and yet more LV inside the mag.

Emma talks to W about her childhood, her character in ‘The Bling Ring’, her Hollywood crush and her first movie memory.

On her childhood: “I’ve always been a very serious child. I remember being 13 and girls in my class saying ‘So-and-so is going to kiss so-and-so on the school fields.’ I said, ‘That’s stupid. They’re too young for it to matter—he doesn’t even love her, and that’s just a waste of time.’ It’s amazing that I had any friends!…I’ve never wanted to grow up too fast: I wanted to wear a sportsbra until I was 22! The allure of being sexy never really held any excitement for me. I’ve never been in a terrible rush to be seen as a woman.”

On the first movie she remember’s seeing: Pretty Woman. I was 7, which was way, way too young. That was when I started loving Julia Roberts and American movies. As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive. A friend of my mother’s found a tape of me auditioning for Hermione. I wanted to get really, really good at my lines. There was reel after reel, take after take, of me doing the same thing over and over again.

On her character in Bling Ring: “Nicki is so different from me. How do I try and understand a young woman who loves these things so much that she is prepared to commit crimes to have them?…With Nicki, I was really taking on a character. Some of her lines are so crazy and absurd—making sure she wasn’t a parody was a challenge.”

Her Hollywood crush: My cinematic crush has been pretty much the same since I was 12: Kevin Costner. I met him in an elevator the other day, and I couldn’t even speak. He said hello, because he is lovely like that, and I couldn’t say anything back.

Credit: Michael Thompson for W Magazine

18.01.13

Emma Stone for W Magazine’s February Best Performances Issue

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‘Gangster Squad’ star Emma Stone covers W’s February Best Performances issue wearing a Marc Jacobs leather jacket and bra.

Emma is one of the 32 actors featured in this issue’s incredible celebrity portfolio by photographer Juergen Teller that captures the zeitgeist of Hollywood today.

In the rest of the editorial we see a pure, unvarnished Emma stripped of Hollywood glamour showcasing honest emotion wearing Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen and Balmain.

The girl of the moment talks to W about staying serious while filming dramas, her reaction to her Oscar presentation last year to Ben Stiller and what movie made her cry.

Read more over at Wmagazine.com or check out the extracts below.

On whether it’s difficult to stay serious in dramas: “In real life, sometimes it’s uncomfortable for me not to go for the joke. I’ve been looking at that in myself lately. Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it’s kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there’s nothing funny or lighthearted.”

On the reaction to her Oscar presentation last year with Ben Stiller: “Thanks. Though a lot of people thought it was something else: When I came offstage, they were saying, “You were so drunk!” And I wasn’t. Not until after… ”

On what movie made her cry: “The end of City Lights makes me cry every time I see it—when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel. She’s always thought that he was a millionaire, but he was really a tramp. She feels his hand and says, “You?” And he nods. He says, “You can see now?” And she says, “Yes, I can see now.” They cut back to his face, and he lights up like you’ve never seen. That last line—“Yes, I can see now”—has so many meanings. It’s echoed in every great romantic movie since then and in every great moment of life. ”

Credit: Juergen Teller for W Magazine