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Jul 17 2013

Cover Loving: Kate Moss For Allure

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There’s no stopping Kate Moss at the moment, the model might be approach 40 but the covers keep on coming, and she looks absolutely stunning on the August cover of Allure magazine.

Shot by Mario Testino, the supermodel shows off her super-high cheekbones for the beauty magazine as well as her trademark pout, and actually opens up for a candid interview.

Kate shares with the magazine that her insecurities over her flat chest nearly made her have a “tit job”, her self-tanning habits – apparently a white bum is OK, her beauty routine which consists of “a bit of blusher, a bit of an eye, and an eyelash curler,” as well as her approach to fashion “I try and be a little bit chic” – kind of an understatement!!!

The interview also includes insight into her famed relationship with Johnny Depp, her daughter Lila who loves The Devil Wears Prada film, and how she has dealt with fame.

I wonder who the magazine have booked for September as I kind of feel maybe they should have waited – this is a big pull for Allure and I can’t wait to read the whole interview.

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[Pics: Mario Testino/Allure.com]

Apr 15 2013

Editorial Loving: Grace Coddington Styles Carey Mulligan For US Vogue

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There is something about the roaring Twenties that just makes a fashion editorials look even more glamorous, I think it is all those sequins and beads, the decadence of the jewellery and the exquisite headpieces, I absolutely adore The Great Gatsby tribute in the May issue of American Vogue.

Starring Carey Mulligan, this is one of my favourite celebrity editorials I have seen from Vogue in a while, I love that they have kept her in character as Daisy Buchanan, as it just makes me more excited for the film to come out next month.

Styled by Grace Coddington, I am in love with all the flapper fashion from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Chanel, Nina Ricci, and Oscar de la Renta, as well as the incredible set designs and location. Everything about the shoot, captured by Mario Testino, looks glamorous, expensive, and exquisite, everything you expect from the era and more.

The only thing that I am not too keen on is the cover, not the Oscar de la Renta gown, that is divine – I love the lime green colour, but Carey’s expression – she looks in pain.

What do you think of Vogue’s Great Gatsby editorial?

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Nov 23 2012

December Covers: The Many Faces Of Kate Moss

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With December marking Kate Moss’ 25th anniversary as a model it is no surprise that magazines around the globe wanted her as their end of 2012 cover star – what did surprise me was how very different each cover made her look.

There is a blonde Kate shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Vanity Fair, a veiled Kate for Vogue Espana captured by Mario Testino, and then there is a vibrant Kate on the cover for Elle Japan snapped by Sonia Sieff who certainly doesn’t look 38 years-old.

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Each cover is so very different, but each cover is equally as divine, and what I love is that Kate really is showcasing her model pedigree with these covers and accompanying editorials.

I was trying to decide which one was my favourite, I keep fluttering between the Vanity Fair and Vogue Espana covers, I adore Kate’s blonde blunt fringe on the VF cover but there is something mysterious and alluring about her close-up cover shot beautifully by Testino.

So which cover gets your vote?

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Jun 20 2012

Emma Stone: Vogue US vs Teen Vogue

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Vogue US – July 2012 vs Teen Vogue – August 2012

My style crush on Emma Stone is getting nearly as bad as my one for Diane Kruger, I am not sure why but she just has the unique ability to make me smile. I completely adore her girl-next-door vibe mixed in with a chameleon who can work nearly any look, add in her goofy personality and her stunning beauty and she has it all going on. Seriously her Revlon beauty ads make me look twice, and her red carpet looks keep on wowing me.

With all that love I am so pleased to see Emma finally grace the cover of American Vogue, and what a beauty of a cover it is, surely the best one of the year so far. Shot by Mario Testino, Emma looks divine in a look from Nina Ricci’s autumn/winter 2012 collection on the July 2012 cover, and the accompanying editorial is just as gorgeous featuring looks from Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren, Prada, and Givenchy.

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Vogue US – July 2012

The Teen Vogue August cover, shot by Josh Olins, isn’t quite as striking as the American Vogue cover, but come on how adorable do Emma and Andrew Garfield look together. What I will say is that the purple Louis Vuitton dress that Emma is wearing is such a good colour on her, but I have to be honest I would have preferred it if they had gone for a solo Emma cover – especially if they’d used my favourite floral McQ Alexander McQueen dress that Victoria Justice wore to the Met Gala.

The rest of the editorial is cute, chemistry isn’t amazing considering they are an actual couple as well as co-stars in the latest Spider-Man flick, but I am loving the use of Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Prada, Calvin Klein, and how adorable does Emma look in that Marc by Marc Jacobs hat.

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Teen Vogue – August 2012

I think I already know the answer – but which cover do you prefer grown-up or teen Vogue???

[Pics: Vogue US, Teen Vogue]

Jun 06 2012

Cover Loving: Kristen Stewart For Vanity Fair

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Finally a Kristen Stewart cover that I can love. This is her first solo cover for Vanity Fair and it is a blinder, I am loving the uber-glam Kristen in that gorgeous Giorgio Armani Privé gown, she looks incredible and for the first time she actually looks relaxed. I have to ask was the Pomeranian dog really needed?

Shot by Mario Testino in Paris there is a gorgeous high fashion editorial accompanying this stunning cover, from Kristen wearing haute couture to the ballet, posing with the striking dancer Jérémie Bélingard **check out his incredible eyes, dreamy** in a Jean Gaultier corset, and of course the jewellery is well represented with gorgeous Fabergé diamonds and emeralds.

Maybe it is the Paris backdrop, of the incredible couture designs, but come on have you ever seen Kristen look so good in a magazine before?

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[Pics: Vanity Fair]

Mar 07 2012

V Magazine: Jennifer Lopez Packs A Punch

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Wow, how gorgeously fierce does Jennifer Lopez look on the cover of the sports issue of V Magazine, I seriously don’t think I have seen this side of her in an editorial shoot before and I love it. Shot by Mario Testino, J-Lo shows that she still packs a punch for the spring 2012 issue, but what I love most is how far removed this boxing-inspired spread is from her normally sexy glamour approach.

Ever since Jennifer Lopez joined American Idol I have to admit I have seen her in a different light, OK she doesn’t generally stray far from her trademark sexy curve hugging looks on the red carpet, but what she always brings is an attitude that just excites, and that is what I see in this editorial. I don’t think many stars would want to pose in boxing gear and still look hot!!!JLoVMagazine2 V Magazine: Jennifer Lopez Packs A Punch %tagJLoVMagazine5 V Magazine: Jennifer Lopez Packs A Punch %tagJLoVMagazine4 V Magazine: Jennifer Lopez Packs A Punch %tagJLoVMagazine3 V Magazine: Jennifer Lopez Packs A Punch %tag

This black and white picture is one of my favourites from the editorial spread – even scrunching up her face she looks gorgeous. This has got to be the best editorial spread of Jennifer Lopez I have ever seen – what do you think do you like?

[Pics: V Magazine]

Jun 26 2011

AW11 Campaign: A New Era For Versace

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Wonder if Mario Testino is a little bit peeved that he wasn’t booked to shoot the latest Versace campaign? Since 2004, Mario Testino has also been behind the amazing photography, well it seems 2011 autumn/winter campaign is the start of a new era for the Italian fashion house as for the first time ever they have worked with photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

I loved the edgy autumn/winter 2010 campaign shot in black and white and focusing on the blonde, well it seems that brunette is the new Versace girl!!! The campaign features Saskia de Brauw wearing the feathered dress that I fell in love with on the July ELLE cover, and I just love how they’ve gone for glamour rather than sexy, and the background looks amazing.

As well as the gorgeous Saskia the campaign also stars Sean O’pry. I think these images are stunning, but put them on glossy paper and they will be striking.

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