15.11.12

Marion Cotillard For W Magazine December 2012

Marion Cotillard graces the December cover of W Magazine wearing Dior Couture, of course.

The French actress wore this same coat in black last week, whereas LeeLee Sobieski wore the same red coat during Fashion Week.

Tim Walker shot the cover and the accompanying editorial, featuring the actress wearing pieces by Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Lanvin, Valentino and a very avant-garde Iris Van Herpen look.

With ‘Rust and Bone’ set to hit theatres on November 23rd, Marion talked to the mag about her acting inspiration, her childhood, her first American movie, ‘Big Fish’, and her Oscar experience.

You can read some highlights below. The whole interview can be read over at Wmagazine.com.

On her acting inspiration: “Both my parents were actors, and their favorite was Charlie Chaplin. My mother’s favorite actress was Greta Garbo.”

On whether she was a dramatic child: “I always wanted to express myself by being someone other than myself. I needed to experience the human soul—something more than just my soul. I wasn’t enough! When I was 10 or 11, I played an angry housekeeper in a play at camp. I was yelling at everyone. I remember the feeling I had when it was over. I really loved it.”

On her first major American movie Big Fish: “I was a big fan of Beetlejuice, and I really wanted to work with Tim Burton. I remember I kept the pages of the scenes under my pillow for a month. I don’t know if that’s why I got the part, but I know I wished for it every night.”

On her Oscar experience: “It was amazing. In France, we have a lot of actors, but you never get a chance to share your experiences. In America, you show the movie, and you talk about it with actors who know what it’s like to open your heart, soul, and mind to another person and let them in. I especially feel very close to other actresses…I love actresses. I love them! When there’s a movie without an actress in it, I miss something. Without a woman, it’s not the same.”

Credit: Tim Walker for W Magazine

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?

Read More…

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…