Tag Archive: American Vogue

Jul 16 2013

Editorial Loving: Homeland Gets Fashionable For US Vogue

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I am a huge Claire Danes and Homeland fan so I was excited when I heard that the actress would be the star of US Vogue’s August issue, however, the cover is just a little blah, which disappointed me a little until I saw the amazing editorial shot by Annie Leibovitz accompanying it.

The espionage-themed photo shoot, captured on Homeland’s set, shows Claire Danes as her bipolar CIA agent character Carrie in a high-fashion editorial spread alongside her hottie co-star Damian Lewis and I love it.

I love the concept, the staging of recreating prominent scenes and scenarios from the show, and most of all the contrast of the high-fashion styling – how amazing would it be if Carrie actually did wear Victoria Beckham on a stack-out!!!

You have Claire sprawled out on a bed wearing Narciso Rodriguez gown, admiring herself in the interrogation mirror in a Calvin Klein Collection dress that Zoe Saldana wore while promoting Star Trek, and looking a little retro in the car wearing a matching Hermès lambskin jacket and skirt.

I just wish that the cover, which only saving grace is an amazing Burberry trench coat, was more explosive and representative of the accompanying editorial.

What do you think – are you a fan of US Vogue’s August cover?

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[Pics: Photographed by Annie Leibovitz/Vogue.com]

Dec 17 2012

Cover Loving: Gwen Stefani In Saint Laurent For Vogue

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Gwen Stefani is certainly having a moment when it comes to magazine covers. This year I have already gushed about her divine Harper’s Bazaar September issue, her abs on the Marie Claire cover, and her digital print mash-up on the October issue of ELLE UK wearing Peter Pilotto and McQ by Alexander McQueen. Well it seems American Vogue wanted to end the year on a high with the release of the January issue with Gwen wearing an ensemble from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane’s spring/summer 2013 collection.

Captured by Annie Leibovitz this is a gorgeous cover. I love the pose on the piano, the ruffles, the sparkly jacket, the pop of red on her lips and even the oversized felt hat – this cover is so memorising that I can let them off for putting too many cover lines all over her.

What do you think of Gwen’s latest magazine cover?

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[Pics: Vogue.com]

Jul 22 2012

Cover Loving: Marion Cotillard Is The August Cover Queen

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I thought August would have been a ‘cover-off’ between Spider-Man’s Emma Stone and Catwoman Anne Hathaway, as come on both make incredible cover stars and it would be the battle of the summer blockbusters, but it seems I was blindsided by the gorgeous French beauty Marion Cotillard who appears on no less than four different covers in four different countries for August making her a very in-demand actress.

The French star has taken covers on both American and Paris Vogue, as well as Marie Claire UK, and then this week another one was unveiled from ELLE South Africa, and what surprises me is that each cover is completely different but equally beautiful.

I have been trying to decide on my favourite, it is hard, I love the up-close beauty of the Paris Vogue, I love the Ralph Lauren Collection velvet blazer that she is wearing for American Vogue, and she looks incredible on both covers for Marie Claire – minus the fact that they have chopped part of her head off, that pink jacquard peplum top is divine, and then there is that exquisite Dior dress on the ELLE South Africa cover. How do you choose when they are all so good!!!

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So were you surprised with Marion’s cover pulling power? And do tell me which cover is your favourite – I am swaying towards Paris Vogue just for the beauty of Marion’s face – but it is hard when that Dior gown looks as incredible as it does for ELLE!!!

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[Pics: Paris Vogue, Marie Claire, ELLE SA, American Vogue]

Mar 12 2012

US Vogue: A Predictable Jennifer Lopez Cover

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Last week I brought you Jennifer Lopez doing her best Million Dollar Baby impression with her very unexpected sporty cover for V Magazine, well it seems April is J-Lo’s month as she is also fronting American Vogue’s Shape issue with a more traditional glamorous look.

When I saw this cover, I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t the other Jennifer – Lawrence that is promoting The Hunger Games as I am obsessed with the books, but I have to admit I don’t dislike it, however I am not wowed by it. Jennifer Lopez looks stunning in what looks like a Bottega Veneta gown in the cover shot taken by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, but after seeing her do something completely different for V Magazine this shot is just nice, nothing more, nothing less. Am I being a little harsh?

What did surprise me was that Vogue seem to be having a love-in with singers lately – February went to Taylor Swift, March to the lovely Adele and now J-Lo. I am hoping for something a little different and more creative for May.

[Pic: via Jenniferlopez.com]

Mar 11 2011

Cover Loving: Rihanna Chanel-Clad on Vogue

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Pic: US Vogue - April 2011

We’ve known for ages that Rihanna had finally scooped her first long-awaited American Vogue cover, as the singing superstar broke the news to everyone on her Twitter in January. But seriously, nothing could have prepared me for this amazing cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz, Rihanna really is the perfect choice for the Shape issue.

Looking stunning in a sheer Chanel dress from the label’s pre-fall 2011 collection, I love that Rihanna is channelling Jessica Rabbit with her bright red hair and her sultry good looks.

If the cover is this good – I can’t wait to see what the shoot looks like inside.

Oct 17 2010

Cover Loving: Anne Hathaway Graces American Vogue

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Pic: American Vogue - November 2010

OMG I had to look twice at this November’s cover of American Vogue – how much does Anne Hathaway look like Eva Mendes?

It’s the pose, the smile and the hair? Come on is it just me?

Admittedly, this is a great cover Anne looks amazing in a gorgeous strapless Oscar de la Renta – but I just can’t get Eva Mendes out of my head when looking at it.

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