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Cover Loving: ELLE US Hollywood Issue – Reese, Penélope, Melissa & Shailene


American ELLE’s Hollywood issue is one of my favourite magazines to pick up as I love the mix of actresses they go for – and this year is no exception with Reese Witherspoon, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, and Melissa McCarthy all gracing the cover.

My favourite cover this year is a difficult choice – between Penélope Cruz, who looks stunning wearing a cashmere sweater by The Row and Chopard jewellery – I love how they’ve kept her make-up to a minimal to show off her adorable freckles, and Shailene Woodley, even though this cover looks set for summer rather than autumn wearing Calvin Klein Swimwear there is something different about the pose that makes it stand out.

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Reese Witherspoon’s cover is probably the most predictable, but nevertheless she still looks stunning in a sexy Versace number. The cover I think I was most disappointed with was Melissa McCarthy styled in an oversized Marina Rinaldi coat with OTT eighties hair – I can only imagine how much hairspray they used.

Online there also seems to be another two covers featuring Marion Cotillard working the crop top trend in Dior, and British actress Naomie Harris looking absolutely gorgeous in a Calvin Klein Collection wrap halter top and skirt, very similar to the one that Rose Byrne wore to the Primetime Emmys.

Considering this is a November cover there is a lot of skin on show – especially with the main fashion tagline being ‘the perfect coat shape’. It is hard to decide on my favourite but I think it has to be Penélope Cruz as she just looks gorgeous and is really the only one, except for Melissa wearing anything autumn related.

Which cover is your favourite? Also do you think these covers seem more appropriate for spring/summer than November?

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[Pics: via ELLE US by Thomas Whiteside, Nico]

Met Gala 2012: Mary-Kate Olsen in The Row

Who: Mary-Kate Olsen

Where: At the 2012 Met Gala in New York

Wearing: A custom-made, floor-length, black silk The Row gown

Verdict: I have to be honest, I really want to love this Goth-inspired dramatic gown, but something is holding me back. I am not sure whether it is because there is too much dress, she seems to be drowning in all the detailing of the structured bodice, the wrap-style waist band, the high neckline and the long-sleeves.

Maybe it is because it is in black, would a different colour have helped? Or maybe it is because Mary-Kate came solo, would Ashley have balanced out this look?

I am thinking this dress isn’t going to be very popular, what do you think?

[Pic: via The Row Facebook]

Street Style: Jennifer Lopez Shines In Hollywood

Who: Jennifer Lopez

Where: Arriving at the Civic Center for the American Idol’s Hollywood Week auditions this week

Wearing: Flared white Milly trousers, a black top, with a divine mustard Hamilton wool-crepe The Row coat from the autumn/winter 2011 collection, teamed with Charlotte Olympia Dolly platforms and over-sized sunglasses. Finishing off this sophisticated daytime look is a very glamorous Giambattista Valli leopard-print clutch, which works perfectly against that bright coat.

Verdict: I am loving Jennifer Lopez since she started on American Idol and I was excited to see her wearing the Olsen twins The Row recently in Hollywood, especially this perfect mustard yellow. I loved the 70s vibe of the whole look from the white flared trousers to her Charlie’s Angels bouncy hair and those huge sunglasses – she works this look to perfection and I adore it.

[Pic: Giambattista Valli Twitter]

Picture Perfect: How Adorable Is Ashley Olsen?

Without the tiny dachshund dog this would still be an adorable picture, but come on how much of a style icon does Ashley Olsen look in this casual shot?

I am totally in love with this look, from the gorgeous caramel bag from The Row’s autumn/winter 2011 collection, to the crisp white shirt, the immaculate dotty print black midi skirt *is it Louis Vuitton??*, Chanel black and gold gladiator sandals and those striking Prada sunnies.

I don’t know whether it is because I have been watching too many Sex and the City repeats but she looks very Charlotte on her doggie walk in New York City.

A truly elegant and polished look, finished off perfectly with her hair slicked back – please, please when I grow up can I be an Olsen twin??