We’re finding this cover shot of Dakota Fanning for the March issue of Glamour completely startling. Shot by fashion photography stalwart, Ellen Von Unwerth, the shot, and the spread inside the magazine, has Dakota looking like an artfully dishevelled disco doll. Tumbling curls, huge blue eyes, a red pout and a slinky, yet retro wardrobe all add to the look beautifully. While the interview focuses a lot on fashion and her sister Elle Fanning and so on and so forth, there’s a certain section that really caught our eye. Do you remember Dakota’s fragrace campaign for Marc Jacobs from 2011? Taken when she was 17, it had a whole Lolita vibe to it with Dakota sitting with the bottle (which has a large rose for a cap) between her legs. While a poll we posted revealed a number of you though it was okay, we still think it was super sexual for someone so young and it seems the U.K. agreed with us, banning the ad for being too provocative, pushing it in our list of the most controversial celebrity campaigns. But the actress herself thinks that the whole kerfuffle had no base, telling the magazine, “Yeah, I was! If you want to read something into a perfume bottle, then I guess you can. But it’s also like, Why are you making it about that, you creep? I love Marc and trust him, and we just laughed about it.” Which makes us the “creep”, but whatever.
The point is, Dakota’s now 18 (19 next month) and this extremely sexy shoot is deemed “high-fashion” and not creepy, leading some to ponder on whether industry standards are hypocritical. How does this shoot differ from that shoot? Well, the Jacobs fragrance was called “Oh Lola” which is a clear reference to Lolita, so let’s not be coy about the not-so-subliminal messages, especially with her wearing that babydoll dress. Dakota is older now and this shoot is sexy but in an exaggerated, almost caricatured way. There’s a deliberate sense of artifice, while the fragrance campaign was stripped down and “real.” We can appreciate the Glamour shoot as a look, and not because things are placed between her legs. And yes, she’s legal now which does make a huge difference. Don’t get it twisted.
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Oooo, look at Ms. Selena Gomez here! The 20-year-old looks appropriately glamorous (and grown-up) on the cover of the December issue of Glamour. Actually, we don’t know why we’re all surprised about the grown-up bit. Ever since we saw Justin Bieber and Selena getting frisky and making out in Maui last year, the age of innocence was over as far as we were concerned. Then, there’s her proclivity for wearing booty-shorts and all of her other increasingly smouldering looks. But Ms. Gomez is passes over hot for beautiful on this cover. The strapless gown and red lips look like a festive dream on her and we’re jealous of girl’s leggy legs. She’s also talking about what her 15-year-old self would say about the current her. We think she’d be like, “Future Selena, put more clothes on” but she thinks the reaction would be one of surprise. The reason is because, “… I was so scared and so shy back then. I mean, I grew up in one of the biggest high schools in the world, and that’s the Disney Channel. Everybody was falling in love with each other or not liking each other, and it was exhausting … and I was the shy one in the corner. And now I’m so opinionated, and I don’t have time for the cattiness. I have good people around me, and I’m glad I’m at the place I’m in. I wish I was there back then.” But back then, there would be no Bieber either, so we’d say the timing is just right.
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How supremely chic does Emma Watson look on the cover of the October issue of Glamour? Which one, you ask? Good question — because the actress is on the cover of both Glamour U.K and Glamour U.S‘ October editions. The cover on the left, of Emma looking remarkably elegant in the purple off-shoulder dress is the U.K edition. And she’s talking about her love life, probably because romance is in the air for her, due to her relationship with student, Will Adamovicz. “I wish someone had told me at 15: ‘You accept the love that you think you deserve.’ [a quote from Perks Of Being A Wallflower] I would have approached my relationships completely differently if they had. I like this idea of quality control: that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives. People talk about love as though it just happens to you – as though you’re a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad. But women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men,” the actress says, adding, “You always think that the guy is going to end up coming around and that you’re going to be the one that saves him – like the Oasis song. Actually I don’t think that you can change other people, but women always hope for the best.” Preach!
She’s singing some of the same tune on her other Glamour cover — the U.S version you see on the right — that’s far edgier than its U.K counterpart, but no less gorgeous. While she discusses her obsession with Lena Dunham, working with a stylist and university life, she also talks about getting caught making out with a “mystery man” at Coachella. It turned out to be boyfriend Will, and Emma says, “… My friend got me tickets for my birthday, and what am I going to say? No, I’m not going to go, because I don’t want to be photographed? But it was a huge crowd, and I thought there was no way anyone could get pictures of me, but somehow they found me. It’s difficult on my dating life, because anyone I get photographed with is automatically my boyfriend. So it just makes it look as if I’ve had, like, 6,000 boyfriends!” Okay, not 6,000 — just one very cute boyfriend. And two awesome covers! Good one, Emma!
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Way to barrel back onto the radar, Lauren Conrad! She’s on the May cover for Glamour in nothing but a flirty pair of bikini bottoms. It’s artistically done, of course — all her naughty bits are covered up, so all you can see is a hint of sideboob. And it is somewhat appropriate considering this is Glamour‘s swimsuit issue, so expect to be bombarded with the word “body image” and pep talks about confidence. Lauren does sell it well, though. We have to admit she looks really pretty up here.
The sneak peek given of L.C.’s interview thankfully steers clear of anything to do with cellulite busting, but focuses instead on The Hills. Which is a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, really. She revealed how they were prompted by producers while on the show, saying, “During shooting, the producers would send us quick text messages telling us what to talk about. They couldn’t walk through the shot, so they’d just text me, like, ‘Say something quick about this story line.’ That’s why we were always checking our phones!” That’s reality television for you. Everything is so unscripted.
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For a combination child star, sibling of Britney Spears and teen mom, Jamie Lynn Spears is way more functional than she has any right to be. In the new issue of Glamour, Jamie Lynn wants everyone to know she’s done a lot of growing up since she had daughter Maddie at 16. Let’s start with a very mature recounting of how she became accidentally pregnant with boyfriend Casey Aldridge. Oh yes, girl goes there. “I believe in safety and birth control as prevention. But like many young girls…I was really scared to go to the doctor,” the former Zoey 101 star reveals. “And I was on a Nickelodeon show, and it [felt] especially embarrassing to ask someone to put me on birth control.” What’s Jamie keeping over there? Oh, she’s keeping it real? Just wanted to make sure.
Now at the cusp of 21, Jamie Lynn is finally easing back into the spotlight, having made her singing debut this past November in Nashville. Just keep in mind when you’re blasting her album in a few years that Jamie has not had an easy go of things. “When I saw MTV’s Teen Mom was coming out, I remember thinking, Oh my God, I cannot wait to see this show because there’s someone else out there,” she admits. “I mean, I feel for those girls. I’ve been that girl. It does show that motherhood is hard. There were so many times—especially when Maddie would get sick—when I would cry to myself and think, I really don’t know what to do.” We can tell we’re going to like this new Jamie Lynn a lot. Like, Britney-circa-In The Zone levels of like. Just to be clear, that is the album that has “Toxic” on it.
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After the rather disappointing Harper’s Bazaar cover with Uma Thurman we posted yesterday, we were hoping that all February covers weren’t going to be damp squibs. Luckily for us, this little ray of sunshine popped up. Rachel McAdams on the cover of Glamour’s February issue made us break into a huge smile. She looks so happy and healthy with that mane of blond hair and bright pink lips — this is a cover. The interview itself is called “OK, We Love This Girl!”, which we agree with. When asked about how everyone she comes in contact with can’t stop talking about her —- co-stars, ex-boyfriends, etc — she responds, “I’m paying them. But, no, that’s lovely to hear.” If it’s the shoot that you really want to check out, then click after the jump for two bonus shots of Rachel. Read more…
We’re happy to see Jennifer Lopez looking so radiant on the cover of Glamour magazine’s December issue. The shots have emerged just days after J.Lo broke down onstage at a concert in Connecticut. So this is great timing — the world needs to see happy, smiling Jen after her composure cracked so publicly. The interview itself is quite upbeat and hopeful (though also a tad PSA-ish, but everyone loves those). “I think I’ve finally learned the biggest lesson of all. You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be OK on your own before you can be OK with somebody else,” she says. “You’ve got to value yourself and know that you’re worth everything. And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can’t really have a healthy relationship.” Preach, sistah! We feel a song coming out of that speech. She gets top marks for that tan decolletage and fabulous hair too. There are more shots of Jennifer on Glamour’s Facebook page in case you’re so inclined.
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What a cover! Glamour Magazine’s October issue has Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys taking the reins in super-hot shots and a great interview to boot. The trio collaborated to help launch Five, a series of films about women and breast cancer set to air on Lifetime on October 10. Each of the three women have directed one segment each.
While the interview deals with their ideas about their short films (Jennifer’s is called Mia), it also delves into other subjects. Like why Jennifer has been wearing the same bikini for years! She explained, “And I’ll wear it for as many years as the strings still tie! Bathing suits now have so much hardware on them that they singe your skin. When you take your bikini off, it looks like you’ve been branded with crop circles and lightning bolts and words like Gucci!”
Demi — her film is called Charlotte — talks about her Twitter usage and her reasons for it, saying, “Originally, Ash and I were just playing, seeing what it did and what it meant… I saw Twitter as this opportunity to connect with people and actually show a side of myself that is much lighter. And all of a sudden people were getting to know me, and I was connecting with people. At its core Twitter is about sharing, and I think that in life we never feel better or more energized than when we’re giving to someone else.”
Alicia (her segment’s called Lili) talks about her family — son Egypt and husband Swizz Beatz and what a connected little unit they are. She revealed, “We’re such a bonded happy family, and I hope that we’ll always be able to be that. For me, the most important thing is that we always take the time to understand each other and grow together. We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring. Who wants to stay the damn same all their life?” Read the interview here for more insights on these three gorgeous women. We love that they’ve been styled so naturally too!
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Adele is adorable and awesome; all you need to do is watch her interview with VH1 in which she calls fellow Brit Robert Pattinson a “national treasure” to know that. Our girl crush on her extended itself when we saw Adele on Glamour‘s July cover talking about one of our top three dream men — Prince Harry! (Ian Somerhalder and Jackson Rathbone round of the top three, in case you’re wondering.) Echoing our statements, she told the magazine, “I’m after Prince Harry. I know I said I wouldn’t go out with a ginger, but it’s Prince Harry! I’d be a real duchess then. I’d love a night out with him, he seems like a right laugh.” A “right laugh” being the tip of the iceberg, of course.
She also spoke about dating within the celebrity circuit and her opinion is now a part of our quotable quotes collection! We giggled when we saw what she said — “I’ve been on a few dates with celebrities but I don’t like it. You go out and everyone looks at you both. I’m not going to say who. We go to really established places that know how to keep their f—king mouths shut. But then, everyone wants to f—k a celebrity so I wouldn’t trust them.” In case you’re wondering who she would date, the field’s wide open, but she does have a couple of clauses. She explained, “I don’t have a type. Never have. Older, but not as in 50…Not younger than me. I’m pretty young so it would be like f—ing Justin Bieber! Any color. Any shape. But they’ve got to be funny.” Got that? Selena Gomez, rest easy! Having a potty-mouth would help too, we reckon.
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