Tag Archive: David Slijper

Nov 03 2012

Cover Loving: Cameron Diaz For ELLE UK

I love it when a great cover drops through the letterbox and they don’t get much better than ELLE’s December cover featuring the gorgeous Cameron Diaz. The 40-year-old actress looks gorgeous on the subscriber cover, as well as being a vision in pink in this Christian Dior jacket and silk-tulle skirt, I love how adorable she looks.

Out promoting her new film Gambit, I love how David Slijper has captured her beauty rather than her sexuality, which is normally what is on show with Cameron’s covers.

When I tweeted a picture earlier of the cover some people commented that she looks a little scared, hey that is what I like about this image, I have to say I think it kind of rivals Gwen Stefani’s pink cover for Harper’s Bazaar US for one of my favourites of the year.

On Sale on November 7, the newsstand cover is just as stunning with Cameron wearing a Chanel Resort dress, I just love the embroidery on the shoulders and the waist. I am not however totally on board with her pose though.

You might be thinking that this Chanel dress looks a little familiar, well that is because you might remember that Emma Stone wore it to the LA premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Both covers are great, but so too is the accompanying editorial, with Cameron wearing a gorgeous pink and blue silk and lace dress by Erdem, a green lace Valentino gown, a beaded Gucci number, and a floral printed Roksanda Ilincic jumpsuit that I think only Cameron could pull off!!!

So what do you think of Cameron’s girlie pink subscriber cover? Does it work better than the newsstand cover?

[Pics: ELLE UK/David Slijper]

Jan 04 2012

Cover Loving: Dakota Fanning For ELLE UK

It isn’t often that I am gutted I received the subscribers cover of ELLE UK, but for the February issue the Dakota Fanning newsstand cover is just stunning. I am a big fan of the Fanning sisters, I am still hoping that they will become the new Olsens, minus the twin status of course, and I thought Elle looked amazing on the cover of Teen Vogue – but Dakota has stepped it up.

It is easy to forget that Dakota is only 17-years-old, and surprisingly this is her first major solo glossy cover, and even though I love the sultry close-up on the subscribers cover and the gorgeous Louis Vuitton broderie anglaise collar peeking through – for me the baby blue Prada car-print top paired with the Prada leather skirt is just so cute-yet-edgy.

I also think a quick mention is needed for her striking make-up, fresh and grown-up, while still having a youthful feel about it, which is hard to achieve. How gorgeous is that shade of lippy – the divine L’Absolu Rouge in Rouge Odysee from Lancome. But what made me smile was the fact that the nail varnish used only costs £3.99, and that is because it is Rimmel London’s Hot Gossip shade – I so have to buy that!! The lips I think are hard to pull off, but nails – anyone can rock red nails.

Which is your favourite cover, the newsstand edition or the subscribers copy?

[Pics: ELLE UK]
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