15.10.12

Keira Knightley, Mia Wasikowska, Rooney Mara & Scarlett Johansson For W’s 40th Anniversary Covers

This November marks the 40th anniversary of W magazine and the start of a year long celebration of their rich history of storytelling through fashion photography.

The oversized November anniversary issue, which hits national newsstands on October 23, features Keira Knightley, Mia Wasikowska, Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson who were transformed into an iconic look from the past four decades for each of their covers which were shot by Steven Klein.

Keira channels the 00s wearing a Chanel tweed jacket, red hot lips and a platinum blonde Tilda Swinton-esqe do.

Wearing a flame-coloured wig and striking eye makeup, Mia channels the 80s donning a Balenciaga dress with colourful Solange Azagury-Partridge statement earrings.

Sporting a bob hairdo, Rooney channels the 70s wearing Prada and an Albertus Swanepoel hat.

Even with the nose ring and two-tone hair, Scarlett still oozes sex appeal wearing Dolce & Gabbana and red hot lips for her 90s cover.

Click on their names above to read their interviews.

Credit: W Magazine and Steven Klein

14.08.12

Penelope Cruz for W Magazine September 2012

Penelope Cruz looked typically gorgeous on the cover of W Magazine’s September 2012 issue to promote her upcoming movie ‘Venuto al Mondo’.

Channelling her inner 80s supermodel, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott capture her unique beauty wearing a Givenchy navy turtleneck with a spectacular Lynn Ban 18k gold-plate and lapis necklace and Yves Saint Laurent gloves.

Inside the magazine, Penelope discusses her first audition, her cinematic soulmate Pedro Almodovar, her first meeting with Woody Allen and the key to doing comedy.

Pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on August 21 or head to WMagazine.com.

On whether it was complicated for her and co-star Javier Bardem to speak Spanish in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, when director Woody Allen didn’t speak the language: “He gave us the script he wrote in English, and he gave us the freedom to translate and improvise. Woody told me recently that he still doesn’t know if we are talking about the atomic bomb. And it’s the same thing in To Rome With Love—he doesn’t speak Italian. I translated my lines. So he still doesn’t know what I am saying.” Read More…

18.07.12

Charlize Theron & Michael Fassbender For W Magazine August 2012

‘Prometheus’ co-stars Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender steam up the cover for W magazine’s August 2012 issue.

The South-African actress looks ravishing wearing a Dior Archive dress with a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver necklace on the cover, but if you think that’s hot, you should check out the rest of the editorial.

Mario Sorrenti captures the actors up close and very personal in several shots with Fassbender mostly topless and Charlize smouldering wearing a Dolce & Gabbana silk bodysuit, an Yves Saint Laurent metal chain dress and an Agent Provocateur leather bodysuit.

In the issue Charlize talks to the mag about the first time she saw her co-star, going into space and whether she prefers a death scene or a sex scene.

Read more over at wmagazine.com.

Charlize Theron: On whether she prefers a death scene or a sex scene:
“It depends on who you’re doing the sex scene with. I don’t have issues being naked [pauses]. That sounds very slutty… What I mean is, I’m not hung up on my body, and I’ve been lucky to work with people I’ve been really comfortable with.”Read More…

Jessica Chastain For W Magazine May 2012

Jessica Chastain was front row during Armani Prive for Spring 2012 Couture Fashion Week back in January and it looks like she was also there to shoot her W magazine editorial for the May 2012 issue.

Her stunning beauty comes to life in this artistic Couture editorial shot by Paolo Roversi and styled by Edward Enninful wearing Valentino, Armani Prive, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Givenchy and Atelier Versace.

Some of you weren’t that blown away by her red-carpet run in the lead up to the Oscars, so how do you feel about this high-fashion editorial?

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13.03.12

Jessica Biel For W Magazine April 2012

Newly engaged Jessica Biel dons a Louis Vuitton swimsuit on the cover of the April 2012 issue of W magazine.

The rest of her editorial shot by Mikael Jansson sees her wearing Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu.

She talks to the mag about the first-ever movie she remembers seeing, how she got her start in acting and her girl-on-girl action in her new movie, ‘Total Recall’.

Head over to Wmagazine.com for the whole interview, or check out the extracts below.

On the first movie she remembers seeing: “The Goonies. I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats—and I wasn’t into that at all. I loved the idea of being with a crew and having an adventure. I was really interested in pits full of snakes.”Read More…

Carey Mulligan For W Magazine January 2012

Carey Mulligan wears just a Nina Ricci raffia tweed jacket and cotton bra on the cover of the January 2012 issue of W magazine.

The tagline for the issue is appropriately title “Carey Mulligan: Naughty But Nice – The star of Shame sheds her good-girl image.”

Carey’s high dramatically editorial, shot by Michael Thompson was given a 60s theatrical styling treatment by Edward Enninful.

The editorial sees her wearing Louis Vuitton, the one person who I hope will bring this Spring 2012 collection alive on the red carpet, Prada, Miu Miu, Jean Paul Gaultier and Rochas.

In her interview the British actress talks about nude scenes and her unsettling and haunting new film, ‘Shame’.

Here are some extracts.

On her nude scene: “I’ve never, never been naked in a film before; I’ve been topless once or twice, but always in sort of very innocent ways. And I’ve always been sort of staunchly feminist about it, I’ve never relished the idea of doing it, and never if it was inappropriate or gratuitous in any way. But I just felt it was absolutely right; that’s exactly who she was. She wanted to be seen, she’s an exhibitionist and she’s provocative.”Read More…

12.08.11

Kristen Stewart For W Magazine September 2011

Kristen Stewart looks amazing on the cover of W Magazine’s September 2011 issue wearing a Max Mara’s mohair and wool sweater, with big barbarella hair as she stares at us with her piercing green eyes.

She looks breath-taking in the rest of her editorial which was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott wearing the same Gucci dress Beyonce Knowles wore on her cover for Harper’s Bazaar UK, plus Junya Watanabe, Dolce & Gabbana and Theory.

The cover is my favourite picture as we get plenty of attitude whilst being quite vulnerable.

In her interview she talks about growing up, getting married, and giving birth—as millions look on.

Some extracts are below, but you can read more at WMagazine.com.

On her early career efforts: “I did two commercials, one for Porsche, but I was definitely not the type of child one would cast in a commercial or any TV that you’d typically go out for as a young kid. I wasn’t the type of kid who would be in stuff that kids watch. I wasn’t cutesy.”

On her tomboy qualities: “I have brothers, and that so-called boyish quality was something that I was deathly self-conscious about when I was younger. I was, like, No, I’m a girl. Actually, I’m still embarrassed to say that.”Read More…