Tag Archive: Marie Claire

Jul 05 2013

Cover Loving: Diane Kruger For Marie Claire

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Normally the summer magazine covers don’t really capture my attention, maybe because the magazine are hunting for more readers with free sunglasses, make-up or a tote so the cover gets hidden, but the August issue of Marie Claire featuring Diane Kruger is absolutely stunning that I just had to share.

Shot by David Roemer, the German-born actress poses in a sixties-inspired photoshoot for the magazine, wearing looks from Dolce & Gabbana, Mary Katrantzou, Chanel, and Margaret Howell that have been perfectly styled by Arabella Greenhill.

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In the accompanying interview, Diane chats about her relationship with Joshua Jackson, describes Chanel as family, and talks about the fickle world of Hollywood.

On her special relationship with Chanel, Diane explains: “I started modelling for them when I was 15. I know everyone there on a first-name basis. They were the first ones to send me clothes when I started out as an actress. And loyalty is so rare in our business that it make sense to be supportive. It’s not always about money.”

Opening up about her boyfriend Joshua Jackson, she tells the magazine: “All relationships are hard. It doesn’t matter what job you have, or how famous or miserable or poor you are. It’s about commitment. The hard part is the timing. When you meet someone, are you ready to make them your number-one priority?”

I can’t wait to read the whole interview and see the full editorial  – will you be buying the August issue of Marie Claire?

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May 29 2012

Cover Deja Vu: Eva Mendes Works Her Favourite Pose

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OK, so not technically the same image, or even the same bodysuit, but after seeing the July Marie Claire cover (on the left) it just made me think instantly of the American edition’s March cover, and then a number of other Eva Mendes covers over the years.

We all have our favourite pose, and it seems that Eva’s go-to move is ruffling her hair with hands on hip action, and working her sexy lips. Don’t get me wrong it is a great pose and she looks incredible on both Marie Claire covers above, but it just shows it isn’t just fashion bloggers who re-hash the same pose, I’m a great believer or changing locations not pose!!!

I am finding it quite interesting that magazines are going for the same styling looks with the bodysuits this season, no different I suppose to that famous Miu Miu dress from last year, but is it just me or are more magazines sharing imagery?

On first glance I was excited about Marie Claire UK’s July issue as I love that Prada bodysuit, maybe even more than the Dolce & Gabbana suit she wears for the American issue, but while searching for images I noticed that for the second consecutive month the mag has re-issued a cover image from a sister mag. The June issue with Angelina Jolie was from America and this month’s steamy Eva Mendes shot was used for Russia’s May issue.

I know there is a huge debate at the moment regards print vs blogs, in my opinion I would hate to see magazines die, I love flicking through the pages of fashion magazines, I think it is because of my love of mags that I am so disappointed to see this latest re-issue more than seeing Eva work her go-to pose!!!

Does anyone else feel that British magazines should be more creative than this?

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Apr 03 2012

Cover Loving: Cheryl Cole Shines For Marie Claire

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Marie Claire teased us all on Facebook yesterday with who was gracing their May cover, I think a lot of people guessed correctly that it was Cheryl Cole, but I have to admit I was blown away with how gorgeous she looks on the subscriber cover it makes me sad I don’t subscribe!!!

Admittedly, her dress does remind me a little of Ashley Olsen’s Swarovski crystal and sequinned lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana that she wore on ELLE last month, but hey I would have loved it as the newsstand cover. That isn’t to say she doesn’t look incredible on the newsstand version in that white body-con draped dress with cut-out detailing to the waist – Cheryl has seriously been working out as she looks amazing.

The May issue hits newsstands on Thursday, the same day her spring/summer 2012 collection of shoes hits StylistPick, and the editorial shoot gives you a sneak peek at the heels, and they look as good as her debut range.

Which cover do you prefer?

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Mar 17 2012

Cover Loving: Leighton Meester For Marie Claire

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I am not sure whether I have a style crush on Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf or Leighton Meester but I am loving her April 2012 Marie Claire USA cover. Even with a very busy cover, seriously the American’s do love their captions, Leighton looks gorgeous in a pop of yellow from that Reed Krakoff dress, and her hair and make-up is flawless.

If the cover wasn’t enough the rest of the images from the ‘Drama Queen’ editorial also shot by Tesh in New York is super pretty, my favourite image has to be of Leighton in this Theyskens’ Theory gown – pure genius. For more on the shoot and a sneak peek at her interview where she talks Gossip Girl, family and her love life head over to Marie Claire.

What do you think of this cover – will you be buying this issue?

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Feb 13 2012

Magazine Loving: Marie Claire Runway

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As some of you may know I have been looking for Marie Claire’s Runway magazine since it came out, which was nearly two weeks ago, seriously hard thing to find but at the weekend in a service station this spring/summer 2012 round-up was finally mine!

I have only really done a quick flick but on first glance I feel like it is trying too hard with its collage-effect front cover, which is very similar to ELLE Collections that has been going for a number of seasons. I do however prefer the larger size, it has a bit more impact.

As with all round-ups of course it has the big shows, the play by numbers approach, best invites, and Anna Dello Russo. It does have a few cute features like ‘Dress Up The Duchess’ where you can kit Kate out with paper clothing, and the ‘Fashion Fortune Teller’ that you have to make, which means I am so not doing as I can’t cut into a keeper!!!

My favourite bits about the mag has to be the trends sections, I like the various collages – they really do illustrate the looks well – especially ‘From The Forest’, as well as the interviews with Donatella Versace and Mary Katrantzou, and the cute photo diaries from the likes of Nicholas Kirkwood.

I am not sure how many round-ups I need in my life but I think I will have to give Marie Claire one more go to make it into my permanent collection.

Have you read it yet? Let me know what you think – do you prefer it to ELLE’s one?

Aug 06 2011

Shopping: Weekend Wishlist – Stars and Sparkle

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Inspired by the gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana star print dress from the autumn/winter 2011 collection, seen recently on the September Marie Claire cover and Glamour’s August issue, I have put together my fav star and sparkle items.

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1. ASOS Belted Dress with Star Print, £45 – I love this all-over star print with its flirty flare silhouette and the elbow-length sleeves will see you through to autumn.

2. Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. Bombe, $345 – I am a big RM fan, I carry my MAB with pride, but this cutie is a perfect sparkly clutch and it even comes with exclusive leopard print inside.

3. Oasis Scatter Star Scarf, £18 – you don’t have to go for black and white, this coral scarf is a great way to dip into the trend, team with jeans and a simple tee for great effect.

4. Maggie Angus Rock Star Necklace, £18.99 – couldn’t be a wishlist without jewellery and I adore this rock star necklace featuring a bold charm of a guitar and star.

5. Converse Garden Sequin Hi Trainers from Schuh, £49 – sequins and hi-tops is a great combination, team with your skinny jeans or maxi dress. I just love the way these beauties shimmer!!

6. New Look Starry Canvas Cross Body Bag, £8.99 – this is a cute casual bag, and at that price everyone can enjoy the star trend.

Sep 05 2010

Cover Loving: Blake Lively For Marie Claire

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Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively certainly does pick up her fair share of magazine covers and this one for the October Marie Claire is a beauty. Sporting a Chanel jumpsuit she is really channelling her alter-ego Serena in her hit show.

It isn’t just the cover where she looks gorgeous the shoot inside is fabulous. Blake is seen wearing a sheer lace Antonio Beradi, a sequinned Giorgio Armani jacket, and a nude Victoria Beckham dress, check out the shoot online here.

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