Here’s why we’re rejoicing over Rihanna‘s special dual cover for Elle‘s April issue. They’re both very fashion focused where, “Rihanna shows off pieces from her spring/summer 2013 collection for River Island on both: a black, zip-through River Island skirt paired with a Louis Vuitton monochrome top on one and on the other, a striped bra from the same collection peeking out from Prada’s silk and satin stole.” But apart from all of that, we’re just happy she’s clothed. And not being — exceedingly Rihanna. We love her, you guys know that. But between her mostly naked GQ cover, her hyper-sexy Complex covers and her her many, many half-naked Twitter pictures, covers and editorials, we’re used to seing the songbird not just cross the line, but erase it completely. Then there are the even more controversial photographs of Rih blazing up which are a whole ‘nother ball game. So, thank you, Elle. We’re really enjoying see Rihanna look sharp, gorgeous, gamine while covered up because she can totally rock that avatar too.
Jessica Biel‘s landed Elle‘s January 2013 cover, and as you can see above, we don’t know what takes precdence: that necklace or her bangs! She poses with a number of our favorite designers in the spread, including Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier and Azzedine Alaïa, but the interview is all about her wedding to Justin Timberlake, and what it’s like being Mrs. J.T. She’s also talked about the now-famous pink wedding dress she wore, saying, “I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear. I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least. [Valli] had created that same fabric in a fuchsia-and-pink combination for a dress in a previous collection, and I asked him if he could create that same pattern in a white combination, and he suggested pink. It was a bit of a leap of faith at the time, but it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. [Putting it on], I felt like I had made the right choice. I felt elegant. And it moved like a dream.”
Another super cute moment is when she talks about Justin’s domestic side — he really has one, people — revealing, “He bakes pies. He’s Southern, so he’s got all this influence from his grandma. He does a three-layer pie…and blueberry crunch cake, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t happen all that often, thank God. Otherwise, it would be a big problem.” And does anyone else think their idea of marriage sounds adorable, but kind of sexy? Her idea comprises, “It means always having someone there to open the pickle jar…to share the ups and downs with, have adventures with. Someone to go swimming naked with. That kind of thing.” He bakes and goes skinny-dipping — do not let this one go, Jessica.
So, Warm Bodies, the upcoming Summit movie based on the novel by Isaac Marion, starring Nicholas Hoult is something we just know we’re going to obsess over. By that, we mean we’re going to obsess about him. Jennifer Lawrence just got there a lot quicker than us, considering he’s her boyfriend. Smart girl! That’s how she won the Hunger Games. Because she has the brains and she’s gorgeous, as is most evident from her December cover for Elle. That gorgeous white stretch jersey dress is by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, and we fall all nostalgic already since Nico just left the company! We also felt all mushy and warm as Jennifer talked about her relationship with Hoult because it’s so cute, normal and adorkable. They sound like the sort of couple that could totally vegetate with each other in sweatpants and zero makeup (for her, obvs), and we know that’s love. “[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody, ” she says. See what we mean? It gets even better as she added, “We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, ‘Oh, she’s got a nice a—.’ I never thought we’d have such different opinions on a—s.” It’s official now … we’re in love with them!
You have to admit that Sarah Jessica Parker is looking pretty fierce on this November cover of Elle. Love her or not-so love her, you still have to admit that SJP really has the goods! That very sexy cut-out dress in Calvin Klein and the spectacular, almost tribal looking necklace is by House of Lavande, FYI. This cover story has also piqued our interest. It’s a “Women In Hollywood” section filled with stars like Emma Watson, Octavia Spencer and Elle Fanning, apart from Sarah Jessica, talking about their experiences in the industry. All styled to the nines of course! Emma, for instance, talks about her Harry Potter history, stating, ”I just knew, from the moment I read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” that I was meant to play that role…I put one of the Potter films on the other night. And it was amazing to me that I had done all of that. I have to remind myself every now and then.” Octavia’s story is a juicy one, as she talks about standing up to a powerful producer in H-Town, revealing, “Early on I had to stand up to a producer – I won’t say who, but he is famous, famous. He dressed me down in a crowded office. I told him right there in front of a hundred people, ‘You don’t know me well enough to use that tone’…And then I ran to the bathroom and cried like a baby. But he never addressed me that way again. And he is known as a yeller.”
As for our cover celebrity, SJP brings up playing the character of “Carrie” on Sex And The City for so long. While wearing a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress and Casadei heels, of course. She says she doesn’t want to repeat the same role in the future, with, “I don’t love the idea of playing another woman who loves fashion and is slightly flawed in New York City. I loved Carrie, and I don’t want to do the poor man’s version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it’s more reason to look in the other direction.” Apparently, there’s going to be a “Women in Hollywood” event mid-month too, so we’re going to keep our eyes peeled for that one.
We’re so used to seeing Jessie J over-styled with crazy costumes, nails and makeup, that her November cover for Elle U.K is like a breath of fresh air. We can actually see her face properly and it’s such a pretty one — those cheekbones, FTW. The singer’s kitted out in a very sexy Dolce & Gabbana baroque (spot-on fall-winter trend) lace-edged playsuit for her “best shoot ever.” We can’t wait to get our hands on the issue because there’s a spread of her over multiple pages wearing everyone from Elie Saab to Jean Paul Gaultier. She’s loved every second of it too. There’s a behind-the-cover video as well which was released before the big cover photograph reveal and which gives us glimpses of all the clothes, in which she says, “I definitely am more feminine and I’ve softened my look a lot. I’m just having fun with my style, and like, exploring stuff as I’ve got more confident as a young woman. Everything for me has no boundaries, it’s all about taking risks. It’s not like I want every song I do to sound the same, so why would I dress the same every day, or have the same hair all the time, it gets boring you know? …” Little snippets of the interview have also been give, like the fact that Jessie loves her some lychee martinis and that she plans to give fellow songbird and mamma-to-be Adelea sterilizer as a baby gift. As for having kids herself, Jesse reveals, “I definitely want to get married and have kids and it’s just about making sure that the person who I meet and that I do that with is right for me.”
It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are going to start turning soon. Wardrobes are too, to accommodate the changing seasonal trends. It’s a tricky path though, because there’s so much information out there. What we’ve done is gleaned the top 10 trends out of all the tomes of “what to wear” out there and put them on the list. More than anything, these are the 10 trends that our fashion-forward celebrities have been wearing out and about, on magazine covers, in campaigns and for various events and premieres.
2. Oversized Coats:Another massive trend this season, be certain that your coat is big enough so it looks voluminous and chic, but not big enough so that you look lost in. Make sure you’re wearing it, and it’s not wearing you. Ashley Olsen got it right on the subscriber cover of Elle UK!
3. Monochrome: This fall trend can be worn in many avatars. Celebrities like Rihanna, Chloe Sevigny and Victoria Beckham have channeled monochrome into different looks — funky, mod and classic. So can you.
4. Modern Country/ Americana: Taylor Swift‘s Vogue cover got this trend spot on. Oversized hats, chunky knits, tweeds have been revived into modern silhouettes. It’s the new nostalgia. Think lots of Rodarte!
You got to love a girl who can talk about poop, as Mila Kunis does, and is able to look that good most of her waking time on this planet. Hell, she probably looks that good asleep! And while we’ve all seen plenty of pictures of her roaming the street looking damningly awesome in jeans and no makeup, you can’t beat a fully styled Mila. She’s on the cover of Elle UK‘s August issue wearing a plunging Dior embroidered gown. Check out that sloe-eyed, come hither stare! The cover was shot by Doug Inglish in L.A and the woman actually had the gall to discuss the fact that she’s “not good at sexy.” This cover begs to differ. Mila also talks about all the rumors swirling around her and Ashton Kutcher as well as past buzz with Justin Timberlake. Speaking of which, that cover line, “Casual Sex Is Back, Can You Handle It?” totally feels like a nod to her movie with Timberlake, Friends With Benefits. Mila also discusses the fact that the Olsen twins line, “The Row” is far too pricey. We agree. A backpack for $35,000? Come on. Wait … do you think Mila secretly has one?
Selena Gomez! When did you stop being 12 years old and start wearing plunging v-neck chain link dresses? We won’t even get into how you’re busting out of that strapless bra top, because we legitimately feel like we should be calling your mother about your new racy spread in Elle right now. Luckily for you, we don’t have her number. Even luckier for you, you’re technically an adult anyway. Wow, how time flies! While we still feel a little bit scandalized, we have let you know, girl…you look crazy good in these photos.
We guess we still think of the singer/actress as a tween because we still think of Justin Bieber as a tween, even though 1) he is clearly at least pubescent and 2) from the sounds of it, he’s more of a man than anyone we’ve ever dated. “If I’ll share anything with you, it’s that he really is a hopeless romantic,” Gomez gushes about her beau in the magazine. “I had just mentioned it in the car – all I said is that I really want to see Titanic again, and then…” Then he rented out the L.A. Staples Center for a private screening! Dang, looks we’ve got two of the most mature teenagers on the planet over here. We’re impressed! Still a little squeaked out by the bra top, but still…impressed.
… And what a shot it is. David Beckham is on the cover of Elle UK‘s July issue. He’s their first ever solo male cover celebrity and the decision was made in honor of the impending Olympic Games to be held in London. And they’ve gone all out. There’s so much testosterone oozing out of the image that we want to fan ourselves. We all know that Beckham is pretty frickin’ gorgeous. But this Beckham is shirtless, with his ab’s out in all their splendor, soaking wet, and in tight Dior Homme leather pants. It’s almost too much to handle. It’s no wonder that his wife, Victoria Beckham, tweeted, “Looking good on ELLEUK!!!! X vb” along with a picture of the cover.
She isn’t the only one who wants to write sonnets about buff Becks. The magazine themselves seem to be very proud of themselves — for good reason, we may add. “David Beckham is a national hero. He is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike,” says the editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy. “Anyway, who doesn’t want to see a picture of one of the world’s most handsome men on the front cover of a magazine? …” On another note, we find the quote given by Beckham quite hilarious. He says, ”How would I sum myself up? I don’t know, I prefer other people to do that. Erm… a little bit shy.” Right … shy. With that cover? We don’t think so!
“I don’t know where I end and he starts,” Maya Rudolph brags of her lookalike boyfriend (OK, her) in the 2005 Saturday Night Live ad for “Me Harmony.” And we can’t help but wonder if that eerie feeling we get from seeing comedians standing next to themselves in drag is part of what inspired Elle’s art department to pose Kristen Stewart with masculine, slicked back hair and wearing a suit, looking on admiringly and possessively at a much more feminine version of herself, all sexed up in a bustier and leather skirt. Or are the magazine’s people big fans of Lady Gaga’s Jo Calderone act — particularly when the two romance each other on a piano in her “You and I” video? Was Gaga channeling Rudolph, Horatio Sanz and Rob Riggle? Cross-dressing ladies are no new thing (see: ancient history, Shakespeare), nor are stars who poke fun at the narcissism of stardom. But we think Gaga and KStew do a damn sexy job at portraying something so fundamentally creepy as romancing doppelganger, don’t you?