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Cover Loving: Selena Gomez Goes Sexy For ELLE

Wow, what a transformation Selena Gomez has been given by Joe Zee, of course Joe is known for creating stunning celebrity editorials especially for young starlets, I still remember the Lauren Conrad shoot, but I have to ask is Selena really ELLE’s target audience?

I have to be honest and say on paper I don’t think so, but as soon as I saw the July cover and the accompanying editorial with a very sexed up Selena I have to say that she looks absolutely stunning, and I can see that the magazine is positioning her as the new Hollywood ‘It’ girl.

The cover itself shot by Carter Smith is exquisite, that gorgeous black and gold floral applique Dolce & Gabbana corset dress from the autumn/winter 2012 collection is divine on her. I also loving the accessories especially that cute heart ring from David Yurman.

Selena continues looking hot in a very high-end fashion spread showing off her feminine assets in a gorgeous metal Yves Saint Laurent chain dress, a Vera Wang bra teamed with pyjama-style Marni trousers, and those incredible Brain Atwood colour-block heels. There is also a Lanvin peplum dress and a Balmain top worn as a dress, I think all that was missing was a couture number but I am sure that will come!!!

I think one thing that is for sure is that everyone will notice Selena Gomez in a different light after this magazine hits newsstands on June 19.

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Cover Loving: Emma Stone For ELLE In Versace

For the summer months I don’t really find magazine covers really wow me, but I adore this yellow feather Versace dress that Emma Stone is wearing on the ELLE July cover.

Shot by Carter Smith, I love how ELLE’s Creative Director Joe Zee added a gorgeous Lanvin gold necklace with this Versace number, such a luxe look with a sunshine vibe. The editorial that accompanies the cover is equally as impressive, shot on the beach it is a fun shoot with some gorgeous pieces, my favourite shot has to be this one.

Also is it just me or does Emma look a little like Michelle Williams? Yeah, I think it might just be me!!!

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The Quarterbacks: ELLE USA Celebrates 25 Years

There are a lot of magazine anniversaries this year, Vogue Paris turns 90 with its October issue, we have just had ELLE UK turning 25th years, and now its sister title ELLE USA is also celebrating the quarter of a century with 25 women under 25.

Pic: ELLE October

ELLE are celebrating with 25-somethings as their October cover stars, which I love such a simple idea which works, and they have chosen Lauren Conrad, Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried and Gabourey Sidibe. Each cover of course styled by one of my favourite Creative Director’s Mr Joe Zee and shot by Carter Smith.

My favourite cover has to be LC (above) sporting a pink and red Yves Saint Laurent bustier, pants and lime green suede belt. Love the pop of red lippy and her flowing blonde hair – gorgeous and she looks younger than 25 on this cute cover.

Pic: ELLE October

Pic: ELLE October

Pic: ELLE October

Check out all the behind-the-scenes of the shoots at ELLE.com.