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Cover Loving: Angelina Jolie For ELLE US


Oooh I do love a black and white magazine cover, especially when it is as gorgeous as this, Angelina Jolie looks stunning on the June cover of US ELLE. Captured by Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane, the whole shoot is striped back and just beautiful, on the cover Angelina looks relaxed in her signature colour, black, wearing minimal make-up that shows off her incredible cheekbones and her hair down. This is sublime and one of my favourite covers in a long time.

The cover is accompanied by a 16-page spread, that is huge, which will also be featured in more than 20 editions of ELLE worldwide and I am hoping it appears in my subscription copy of the UK version. Wearing exclusively Saint Laurent, well that’s obvious isn’t it, it is more than just a look book for the French fashion house because it is Angelina, if this was a model I would have thought it was a little over kill, but I like that she is basically showcasing the label’s monochrome pieces.

I also can’t wait to read the whole interview, the Maleficent star talks about her relationship with Brad, why she never thought she would have children, and casting her own daughter in her up-coming flick, basically it looks like ELLE covered it all.

What are your thoughts on Angelina Jolie’s latest magazine cover?

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[Pics: via Elle.com]

Cover Loving: Katy Perry Graces ELLE UK’s September Issue


I am a big fan of Katy Perry, more so now that I know that she counts Minnie Mouse as one of her style icons, and I was excited that she was to grace the September issue of ELLE UK – but then I saw the newsstand cover and I was a little underwhelmed, mainly because of the flamingo pose.

Don’t get me wrong, Katy looks amazing in a checked Dolce & Gabbana peplum top with matching shorts, and I understand that those Christian Louboutin boots are hot – but come on that pose really is more of an editorial shot than a cover pose for me.

I prefer the simplicity of the subscriber cover, which really shows off Katy’s beauty and her incredible eyes. Granted this cover does remind me a little of Emma Stone’s Vogue UK cover from last year – but I think Katy’s makes more of an impact as it is all about her face.

Shot by Mariano Vivanco, the accompanying editorial is just as strong with Katy wearing looks from Prada, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang’s autumn/winter 2013 collections.

The issue hits newsstands on Wednesday, July 31 and I can’t wait for my subscriber copy to drop through the letterbox.

Which cover do you prefer – the subscribers or the newsstand?

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Cover Loving: Victoria Beckham For ELLE UK


I love, love, love the March issue of ELLE UK starring Victoria Beckham and so it seems does everyone who follows me on Twitter. This morning I tweeted a picture of the subscriber issue that dropped through my door and everyone went a little crazy for it and with good reason it is the best ELLE cover for a while.

When I saw the newsstand cover last week, see below, with VB wearing a Burberry leather jacket with a lace body I was blown away by how incredible she looked, but I was completely floored with the subscriber cover – wow, wow, wow – that Hussein Chalayan neon peplum top looks insane on her.

We’ve seen Victoria Beckham look amazing before on magazine covers, I have to be honest I do have a girl crush on her, but there is something special about this shoot snapped by Carter Smith that I love. The styling is cool, VB wears not only her own designs but also spring/summer 2013 looks from Lanvin and Miu Miu, I love her hair long, and I think I need to try out Burberry Beauty as they did all her make-up.

I haven’t checked out the whole magazine yet, I haven’t even finished my first flick through as I wanted to share the cover, but the mag has had a little re-vamp I have noticed it in the fonts and layout and it is looking good, and this March issue is huge with more than 400 pages. Now all I need to do is find a quiet spot to take it all in!!!

So what do you think of the Victoria Beckham covers and will you be buying the March issue of ELLE?

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Cover Loving: Kylie Goes Bleach Blonde For ELLE

I am a huge fan of Kylie Minogue but I nearly didn’t recognise her on the cover of the January 2013 issue of ELLE UK. Sporting bleach blonde hair, which for some reason makes me think of Gwen Stefani, the pint-sized popstar is looking hot in a lilac dress from Christopher Kane’s spring/summer 2013 collection.

Captured by photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu, this is Kylie’s seventh ELLE cover and I really love it, even with the flamingo pose. I am really looking forward to seeing the subscriber cover and the accompanying editorial, especially as it says on the cover that she is wearing British fashion, which is nice as mostly we see Kylie in Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli or Pucci.

The January issue of ELLE hits newsstands on Wednesday – will you be picking it up?

UPDATE: I have just received the subscribers cover and it is a beauty – Kyie looks incredible.

So which is your favourite – the newsstand or subscriber cover?

[Pic: ELLE UK]